Former Trump administration officials are testing the waters for political office, underscoring the former president’s lasting influence on the Republican Party as it searches for a post-Trump identity. Cliff Sims, the former deputy at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) who is close with several Trump family members, is seriously considering getting into the race to replace retiring Sen. Richard Shelby Richard Craig Shelby Powell pushes back on GOP inflation fears Former Trump officials eye bids for political office The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - COVID-19 rescue bill a unity test for Dems MORE (R-Ala.). Trump’s former ambassador to Slovenia, Lynda Blanchard, a top Trump donor, has already entered that primary as a “proud member of the MAGA movement.” In Pennsylvania, where Sen. Pat Toomey Patrick (Pat) Joseph Toomey Philly GOP commissioner on censures: 'I would suggest they censure Republican … [Read more...] about Former Trump officials eye bids for political office
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended and delivered remarks at an open debate of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on addressing climate-related risks to international peace and security, which was held in the form of video conferencing on February 23. Following is the full text of the Prime Minister’s remarks. Mr. President, I applaud the initiative of the UK Government and yourself, Mr. President, to host this important UNSC open debate on “Addressing climate-related risks to international peace and security”. I would like to thank UN Secretary General António Guterres and Chair of the UN Youth Advisory Group Nisreen Elsaim for your insightful and substantive information and recommendations. Mr. President, Earth – our blue planet, and our shared home – is suffering from grievous impacts of climate change. 2020 was one of the three hottest years in modern history, and was faced with the constant and severe … [Read more...] about Remarks by PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc at UNSC meeting on addressing climate-related risks to international peace, security
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared Tuesday that the only experience President Joe Biden’s Health and Human Services (HHS) nominee, Xavier Becerra, has with “health care is that he sued the Little Sisters of the Poor” as a “trial lawyer.” Cruz insisted Becerra is an example of an “extreme nominee,” noting “the Biden Administration likes to talk about their science based [politics], and their priority of stopping COVID [coronavirus].” “Well, Becerra has no background in virology; he never worked at a pharmaceutical company, and his only health care experience is that he sued the Little Sisters of the Poor,” Cruz pointed out. The Little Sisters of the Poor is a Catholic religious institute for women, which won in 2020 won a victory in a years-long battle to assert their First Amendment right to religious freedom against the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare, which Becerra fought to uphold. In the middle of a pandemic, Joe Biden nominated Xavier Becerra to HHS. Becerra has no … [Read more...] about Ted Cruz: Xavier Becerra’s ‘Only Health Care Experience’ Is Suing the Little Sisters of the Poor
'Communalism and communal riots happened in India only during and due to colonialism. Pre-colonial India didn't have this problem of communal conflicts and religious strife.' 'So far as the destruction of Nalanda University by Bakhtiyar Khilji is concerned, there is no direct evidence of it. We don't have even archaeological evidence testifying Khilji's destruction,' Mohammad Sajjad tells Syed Firdaus Ashraf/ Rediff.com . D id Bakhtiyar Khilji destroy Nalanda University? How many Hindus converted to Islam in Bihar? What was the Muslim thinking in Bihar during Partition? If you need answers to all these questions -- Mohammad Sajjad has published Muslim Politics in Bihar and Contesting Colonialism and Separatism: Muslims of Muzzafarpur since 1857 . An assistant professor at the Centre of Advanced Study in History, Aligarh Muslim University, he spoke to Syed Firdaus Ashraf about issues concerning Muslims pre and post Partition. What made you write Muslim … [Read more...] about ‘Communal riots never happen in a political vacuum’
This year's once-a-decade redrawing of district lines following the 2020 Census is top of mind for lawmakers in Washington, where Democrats reintroduced H.R. 1, or the For the People Act, in January. The goal of the 2019 bill is, in part, to put an end to the Congressional practice of redrawing district lines to gain an electoral advantage over an opposing party. This week, a $300,000 donation from PAC to the Future, a political action committee affiliated with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , to the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) is drawing the attention of critics and supporters. The Claim Writer Joshua Holland, reacting to an article published by the Washington Free Beacon , claimed in a tweet on Tuesday that the NDRC is an anti-gerrymandering group. The article used public data to show financial links between PAC to the Future and the NDRC. The Facts Political gerrymandering is an abiding feature of U.S. politics by which state legislatures … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Did House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Donate $300K to Anti-Gerrymandering Effort?