C.T. Pan was only 7 years old in Taiwan when the International team won the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne for its only victory in the event. So a video of the historic event was essential viewing ahead of matches against the Americans. “I watched it a couple times, because I love it,” Pan said. “It’s been 21 long years … that video definitely pumped and excited everyone.“ Pan and Hideki Matsuyama of Japan are two of five Asian players on the International team, and they’re helping put the Internationals in position for their second win, again at Royal Melbourne. On Saturday in the morning four-balls, Pan and Matsuyama combined for the second time to beat Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson 5 and 3. “He’s a great teammate to have,“ Pan said. “He’s super solid. He hits pretty much every right shot and he made some crucial putts. He’s just someone I feel very comfortable to play with, and he helped me to play … [Read more...] about Internationals are poised to defeat Woods’ American team
New Delhi (CNN)Fears are growing among India's 200 million Muslims that they could soon be classified as illegal immigrants under new, far-reaching government proposals. Earlier this year, authorities released an updated count of Indian nationals in the northeastern state of Assam, home to more than 30 million people. In order to make it onto the registry, residents had to provide the government with evidence that their families had migrated to India before March 24, 1971, around the start of the Bangladesh war of independence. A little over 1.9 million people didn't have the right documents. By any measure, 1.9 million is a large number, but it wasn't enough for those who had demanded the identification of undocumented people. Read More For years, Hindu nationalists have alleged that millions of Bangladeshi economic migrants are living and working illegally in India. The issue has been a constant source of political tension in the Indian states bordering Bangladesh -- … [Read more...] about In Hindu-nationalist India, Muslims risk being branded infiltrators in their own country
Former Vice President Joe Biden makes a stop in San Antonio for a community event at La Villita en route to a private fundraiser in Terrell Hills on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. A crowd of supporters along with local politicians fill Plaza Juarez for the event. A small group of Trump supporters were also on hand but mostly ignored by the pro-Biden crowd. less Former Vice President Joe Biden makes a stop in San Antonio for a community event at La Villita en route to a private fundraiser in Terrell Hills on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. A crowd of supporters along with local ... more Photo: Kin Man Hui /Staff Photographer Photo: Kin Man Hui /Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 37 Caption Close Image 1 of 37 Former Vice President Joe Biden makes a stop in San Antonio for a community event at La Villita en route … [Read more...] about Joe Biden brings his campaign to Texas
While speaking with the Washington Post on Friday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg accused 2020 rival Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) of creating “purity tests” on fundraising and donors that Warren doesn’t even meet.Buttigieg said, [relevant exchange begins around 22:50] “You know, the thing about these purity tests, is the people issuing them can’t even meet them, right? If doing traditional fundraisers disqualifies you from running for president, then I guess neither one of us would be here. Let’s have a serious conversation about where this country is headed. And hitting somebody with a process purity test when we’re in the debate of our lifetimes about what it’s going to take to move this country forward, in very specific policy terms…and in broader terms, about what kind of path is needed to create that sense of belonging and replace that sense of exclusion that is defining … [Read more...] about Buttigieg: Warren ‘Can’t Even Meet’ her own ‘Purity Tests’
On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) stated that if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) takes direction from the White House on the handling of a Senate impeachment trial, President Trump “won’t be able to claim true vindication” if he is acquitted by the Senate.Doggett said, “[C]ertainly, if Mitch McConnell continues to take his cues from the White House, and there’s any victory for the president in the Senate, he won’t be able to claim true vindication from a trial that he helped to rig.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett … [Read more...] about Dem Rep. Doggett: Trump ‘Won’t Be Able to Claim True Vindication’ from Senate if McConnell Takes Direction from W.H.