The country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs last year told the Guardian that Yusuf's allegations of mistreatment were taken seriously and had been referred to its Special Investigations Unit (SIU), and that her conviction was a "matter for Bahrain's courts." … [Read more...] about Rights groups urge F1 action on Bahraini activist
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In 2011, returning Rep.-elect Pete Sessions, R-Texas, and the late Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., missed being sworn in en masse before the entire House, attending a reception in the Capitol Visitor’s Center. The duo raised their right hands as they watched the proceedings on television. But after finding out Sessions and Fitzpatrick weren’t sworn in properly, the House vitiated several roll call votes they took part in on the floor and formally swore them in a few days later. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus risks of swearing in means House has a lot to figure out
Banks, retailers and energy stocks all look attractive, said David Harden, president of Summit Global Investments. He thinks these three more value-oriented sectors will benefit from a stabilization in the economy in 2021 — especially if there are multiple Covid-19 vaccines available. … [Read more...] about Big Tech’s stock market reign may finally be about to end
The obvious question is: Why? One obvious answer is that many voters don’t blame Trump for the economic trouble: Its root cause is the coronavirus pandemic, which is global in its impact. I believe the president’s mistakes in fighting the epidemic have cost lives and will, in the long run, lower economic output by some amount. But it’s not obvious exactly how much of the economic trouble should be ascribed to his failures. And many of the president’s errors have been borne out of an over-eagerness to return to business as usual — which serves as a public demonstration of his desire to grow the economy, if not his efficacy at doing so. I would also note that the economic situation is worse in New York, a city whose economy relies heavily on in-person services, than it is nationally — and a lot of economic commentating is done from New York, so the average commentator is personally observing a worse economy than the average voter. … [Read more...] about Why Do Voters Seem to Be Giving Trump a Pass on the Economy?
"My deepest condolences to Fidel Castro's family and the Cuban people during this time. While there are many disagreements between our countries, President Castro was a recognized world leader who was dedicated to the Cuban people," she said. "It is my hope that we continue to build on President Obama's efforts to end the failed embargo, lift the travel ban and normalize relations between our two countries." … [Read more...] about Frontrunners for Kamala Harris Senate seat praised Fidel Castro