Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden amplified Harris' comments Monday after he was asked if he would get a vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Biden said he would take a vaccine but wants to see what the scientists have to say, too. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Vaccine Latest Flashpoint In White House campaign
“Following the tragic events of September 11th, I was proud to have worked with my colleagues in Congress to secure $20 billion in federal aid for New York,” Clinton said. “Major employers like Goldman Sachs needed to know they had a partner in government to ensure that Lower Manhattan could continue to sustain their businesses in the area, I am pleased to be an ongoing partner in supporting economic development in Lower Manhattan and thank Goldman Sachs for their commitment to the future of Lower Manhattan and New York City.” … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton: I Am Goldman Sachs’ ‘Partner in Government’
"Always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself," he said in his farewell address to the White House staff. … [Read more...] about Watergate scandal: A look back at crisis that changed US politics
We have failed to rise to the great challenge of our era, the climate crisis. We launched wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that must be categorized in retrospect as failures. We failed to lead responses to global challenges, from Syria to the rise of China, to revitalizing the international institutions we helped create. Inequality has grown. Institutional racism has deepened. Old infrastructure has not been replaced. As Nick Kristof observed in the New York Times this week, the U.S. has actually been the worst performing country in the world on a key measure of national health, the Social Progress Index. Of the 163 countries measured, we are one of only three whose people are worse off today than they were when the index was launched nearly a decade ago. And our decline was the worst among those three. … [Read more...] about Our Government Is Broken. President Biden Must Fix That.
“The almighty God uplifts and helps the Afghan peace negotiations between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban movement,” Abdullah said, per an official translation provided on-site. “This is the desire of our people. My heartfelt thanks goes to the brotherly state of Qatar in its push for to bring peace, especially organizing and hosting today’s event, the opening ceremony of the Afghan peace negotiations. I also thank the Taliban movement for responding positively to the demand of our great people for peace and showing willingness to negotiation with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. I can tell you with confidence that the history of our great country will welcome and remember today as the beginning of the end of the war and suffering of our people. Ladies and gentlemen, on the guidance of our sacred religion Islam and on the basis of our free will and the right demands of our noble nation, we have come to this country to achieve a dignified … [Read more...] about Intra-Afghan Peace Negotiations Begin in Qatar as Pompeo Meets Taliban, Afghan Government