Twitter Permanently Suspends Accounts of Ilhan Omar’s Potential Challenger

Ms. Omar, who is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and is no stranger to threats, responded on Twitter. This is the natural result of a political environment where anti-Muslim dogwhistles and dehumanization are normalized by an entire politic…

Boris Johnson recreates the creepiest scene in ‘Love Actually,’ somehow makes it creepier

Love Actually’s “To me, you are perfect” scene is arguably one of the creepiest, most manipulative scenes in rom-com history. But it just got out-creeped, by none other than Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson. That’s right: a man who refuses to tell us h…

2020 election crucial for US to catch up on climate action

Washington (AFP) – A significant expansion of state, city, and business climate action could reduce US greenhouse gas emissions by up to 37 percent by 2030 over 2005 levels even without federal support, according to projections published Monday. But the elec…

Google bans political ad targeting by affiliation and voter records

Google bans political ad targeting by affiliation and voter records

These practices are in line with what you already see in conventional TV, radio and print ads, Google said. The search firm is also taking a tougher stance on truth in advertising than Facebook, if only slightly. It’s clearing up its ad policies to explicitl…

Impeachment inquiry: Trump Ukraine phone call ‘improper’

Impeachment inquiry: Trump Ukraine phone call ‘improper’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhite House official tells impeachment hearing he “was concerned by call” A top US official has said a phone call the US president made to ask Ukraine to investigate political rivals was “improper”. …

Impeachment: Trump directed Ukraine pressure

Impeachment: Trump directed Ukraine pressure

Media captionEU ambassador Gordon Sondland testifies that Trump’s personal lawyer “requests were a quid pro quo” A US diplomat has told the presidential impeachment inquiry that he followed Donald Trump’s orders to put pressure on Ukraine to investigate Joe …

Trump impeachment inquiry: Why Ukraine is so important to the US

Trump impeachment inquiry: Why Ukraine is so important to the US

Image copyrightGetty Images Did President Donald Trump withhold military aid from ally Ukraine for his own political reasons? That is the big question at the heart of the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry. Ukraine is not in Nato and it has struggled with yea…

Donald Trump Jr. Airs Family Grievances (One Book at a Time)

Donald Trump Jr. Airs Family Grievances (One Book at a Time)

WASHINGTON On the eve of the first public hearing in the Democratic-led impeachment against President Trump, his eldest son was standing in the lobby of the family hotel, delivering firm handshakes and turning over copies of his book, Triggered: How the Left …

General election 2019: Politicians risk heckles in rain-soaked campaign

General election 2019: Politicians risk heckles in rain-soaked campaign

Image copyrightAFP/EPAImage caption On the campaign trail: Boris Johnson of the Conservatives, Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn and Jo Swinson of the Liberal Democrats Despite many politicians, political commentators, analysts and journalists including me saying thi…

Opinion: Democrats are wasting America’s time on impeachment

Opinion: Democrats are wasting America’s time on impeachment

Scott Jennings, a CNN contributor, is a former special assistant to President George W. Bush and a former campaign adviser to US Sen. Mitch McConnell. He is a partner at RunSwitch Public Relations in Louisville, Kentucky. Follow him on Twitter @ScottJenningsK…