“We have detailed the reforms that it must make and engaged with them directly, but they have refused to act," the president said from the White House. “Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be today terminating the relationship.” … [Read more...] about US cuts WHO ties over virus, takes action against Hong Kong
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Flynn is also said to have sought to arrange for an opposition leader, Fethullah Gulen, to be seized in the United States and spirited back to Turkey. Flynn is further said to have sought to secure the release of Reza Zarrab, a Turkish-Iranian gold dealer with ties to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Zarrab was arrested while with his family in Disney World on charges of conspiring to evade the sanctions against Iran. … [Read more...] about Michael Flynn Knew the FBI Had Heard His Calls with Russians. So Why Did He Lie About Them?
Just because Trump’s mentor Roy Cohn made a name for himself in the 1950’s as Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s sidekick in a witch-hunt that smeared decent Americans as communist subversives does not mean the Russians were anything but an adversary. McCarthy and Cohn destroyed the noted scholar and college professor Owen Lattimore by falsely accusing him of being “the top Russian espionage agent in the United States.” But there were and are actual Russian agents. Cohn’s protégée, Trump, is now insisting that an effort to investigate a real Russian plot is a “witch hunt.” … [Read more...] about Somebody Tell Donald Trump—Russia Is Still an Adversary
“Trump’s supporters like to say, ‘It’s not what he says, it’s what he does that matters.’ That’s definitely the case when it comes to issues affecting LGBT Americans,” said Jimmy LaSalvia, who started the now-defunct conservative gay rights group GOProud along with Barron. “I never thought that Donald Trump was an anti-gay homophobe. I certainly didn’t think that when I met him back in 2011. But we’ve all learned a lot about who he really is since then. With his political pandering and posturing to endear himself to the intolerant wing of the GOP over the last few years, it doesn’t surprise me that this administration will go down as the most anti-LGBT in history.” … [Read more...] about Trump’s Gay Backers No Longer See Him as the Great Straight Hope
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell urges people to wear masks: 'There's no stigma' Frustration builds in key committee ahead of Graham subpoena vote Lack of child care poses major hurdle as businesses reopen MORE (R-Ky.) has insisted that any coronavirus relief legislation with aid for state and local governments must also include a liability shield for employers, a stance backed by the White House and business groups but vehemently opposed by unions. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 workplace complaints surge; unions rip administration