Trump lifted sanctions on ZTE in 2018, before Barr became attorney general, so it's unclear why that would have been a subject of conversation last year between Bolton and Barr. ZTE previously had run afoul of US sanctions on Iran and North Korea. On Halkbank, Bolton's account appears to align with what other officials have described. Turkish officials have sought to use Erdogan's ties to Trump to try to stop the US actions against Halkbank, according to US officials briefed on the matter. … [Read more...] about Bolton’s book could pull Barr into political fight he has avoided for months
"With full knowledge of past dust-ups created by your taking my comments out of context and in the interests of Pullman, the 9th Ward and the City, I want to make it clear that I never said, "And we did it without the mayor's help," as you have asserted," according to the statement obtained by Patch. "Rather, you asked if the City was involved and I said no it had not been." In bold print, the statement concluded, "Please correct." … [Read more...] about Could Raging Political Feud Derail Economic Revival In Pullman?
Scott, who spent eight years as governor before being elected to the Senate in 2018, has made very little secret of the breadth of his political ambitions. As far back as December 2018 -- on the heels of Scott's victory over the Sen. Bill Nelson, the Orlando Sentinel was asking: "As Rick Scott joins U.S. Senate, could a 2024 run for president be in store?" … [Read more...] about Here’s the totally political reason Rick Scott is running anti-impeachment ads in Iowa right now
"DMFI's right-leaning positions on Israel and US foreign policy are completely out of touch with the vast majority of Democrats and the vast majority of American Jews, who are both supportive of Israel and strongly critical of the far-right policies of the Netanyahu government," J Street spokesman Logan Bayroff said. … [Read more...] about Pro-Israel Democratic super PAC takes aim at Bernie Sanders in Iowa
It doesn’t matter that we’re not on the brink of a civil war; the threat as outlined by right-wing media is intended to inspire fear in liberals and conservatives alike. For conservatives, it’s the notion that Democrats will stop at nothing to get rid of Mr. Trump and will marshal the forces of the “deep state” to right the wrongs of the 2016 election. For liberals, it is a warning: Don’t push churchgoing, gun-loving conservatives too far, or there’ll be dangerous consequences. … [Read more...] about How Close Is the U.S. to Civil War? About Two-Thirds of the Way, Americans Say
And in this clip, they discuss why the polls can’t trusted, whether America really needs a “change election,” and why Hillary Clinton couldn’t just haul off and kick Donald Trump in the nuts at the second debate: … [Read more...] about Rebecca Traister and Andrew Sullivan Talk Trump and the Democrats on