The rise and fall of the CHOP empire

Seattle’s ‘summer of love’ came to an abrupt end as CHAZ got the CHOP this week. The mayor who initially gave the project the green light, Jenny Durkan, ordered the recapture of the six blocks that were taken over by protesters. Police swarmed in and forcibly removed the remaining stragglers. The first signs of trouble … Read more The rise and fall of the CHOP empire

Patriotism is on the decline in America

This Fourth of July, patriotism is on the decline. According to Gallup polling only 42% of Americans are “extremely proud” to be an American. Chris Cillizza explains why this number has been steadily falling. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: An agitated Trump encourages governors to use aggressive tactics on protesters https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/01/politics/donald-trump-race-police/index.html How views of patriotism vary … Read more Patriotism is on the decline in America

Hong Kong Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Speak On National Security Law

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai said the new security law imposed by China was “worse than the worst scenario imagined” for the territory’s pro-democracy movement. The wealthy businessman known for founding the popular Apple Daily newspaper and for being an outspoken activist said the new legislation means “Hong Kong is totally subdued, totally under … Read more Hong Kong Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Speak On National Security Law

Pelosi: China’s Hong Kong Security Law ‘Signals the Death’ of ‘One Country, Two Systems’

Bipartisan support is being voiced on Capitol Hill, uniting against China’s new law in Hong Kong. The new law, which was imposed in a move seen as Beijing’s boldest step yet to erase the legal firewall between the semi-autonomous territory and the mainland’s authoritarian Communist Party system. “The purpose of this law is to frighten, … Read more Pelosi: China’s Hong Kong Security Law ‘Signals the Death’ of ‘One Country, Two Systems’

LA beaches closed for 4th of July weekend as coronavirus cases surge

The governor of California has announced more measures to combat the surge in coronavirus after another record-breaking day of cases in America’s most populous state. Many of California’s beaches will be closed for the Independence Day weekend, but Mr Newsom says he is concerned that people will still be gathering for what is traditionally America’s … Read more LA beaches closed for 4th of July weekend as coronavirus cases surge

Bolton Says Trump’s Disarray on Russian Bounty Reports Emboldens Foes

The Trump administration’s response to the allegation Russia offered bounties for killing American troops makes the U.S. vulnerable to adversaries regardless of whether it’s true, former U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton says. “What it tells the Russians is that we are in disarray and ripe for this kind of provocation, not just in Afghanistan … Read more Bolton Says Trump’s Disarray on Russian Bounty Reports Emboldens Foes

Dinner at Prague’s 500-meter table

Prague citizens come together for a huge dinner party on the iconic Charles Bridge. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow Reuters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reuters Follow Reuters on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Reuters … Read more Dinner at Prague’s 500-meter table

‘An Affront to All Nations:’ Pompeo Denounces China’s Security Law in Hong Kong

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said China’s moves to exert more control over Hong Kong have “eviscerated” the rule of law in the city as the U.S. continues to strip trade privileges from the former British colony. “A free Hong Kong was one of the world’s most stable, prosperous and dynamic cities,” Pompeo told reporters … Read more ‘An Affront to All Nations:’ Pompeo Denounces China’s Security Law in Hong Kong

Bolton Calls Trump an ‘Anomaly’ Who Isn’t True to Conservatives

Jul.01 — John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser and author of “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” says President Trump does not represent the Republican Party and there’s a 50/50 chance he will lose the 2020 presidential election. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Tom Keene, Jonathan Ferro and Lisa Abramowicz … Read more Bolton Calls Trump an ‘Anomaly’ Who Isn’t True to Conservatives

Summer of Gaming 2020 Awards

Donate to the World Health Organization: https://donate.ign.com/whocovidrelief Donate to The Bail Project: https://donate.ign.com/thebailproject We’ve finally reached the end of IGN’s Summer of Gaming 2020 digital event. We still have a few more games to showcase but we’ll close the event with an awards show and after-party performance! Stay tuned! IGN Exclusives*, Trailers, Gameplay Demos, and … Read more Summer of Gaming 2020 Awards

Why Republicans are starting to worry about 2020

With everything going on in the world, the past few months have proven difficult for President Donald Trump, and in turn, the Republican Party. Chris Cillizza explains why the Democrats’ widening gap is starting to worry Republicans ahead of November. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: The electoral map is tilting badly against Donald Trump right now … Read more Why Republicans are starting to worry about 2020

Anneliese Dodds Says Sir Keir Starmer Was Right to Sack Rebecca Long-Bailey | Good Morning Britain

Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds says Labour Party leader Keir Starmer was right to sack Rebecca Long-Bailey and the party needs to take strong action against any examples of antisemitism. This week Sir Keir Starmer sacked Rebecca Long-Bailey, saying she shared an article containing an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. Mrs Long-Bailey retweeted an interview with actor and … Read more Anneliese Dodds Says Sir Keir Starmer Was Right to Sack Rebecca Long-Bailey | Good Morning Britain

French municipal elections: Macron did not build a party and didn’t make the right alliances

#elections #france “In the past three years, #Macron has not built a #party. This is really the problem. Its not that his party was ousted or lost, they had really little local implantation, they had no mayor to lose. The only way they were going to do well in these local elections is if they … Read more French municipal elections: Macron did not build a party and didn’t make the right alliances

Macron pledges €15 billion to make France’s economy greener

French President Emmanuel Macron promised 15 billion euros of new funding on Monday to speed up the move to a greener economy, a day after the Greens trounced his party and took control of major cities in local elections. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 … Read more Macron pledges €15 billion to make France’s economy greener

France’s green wave: Will Macron manage to surf it?

France’s local elections on Sunday saw a green wave wash over the nation as the Greens party chalked up wins in the major cities of Marseille, Lyon, Strasbourg and Bordeaux. In Paris, incumbent Anne Hidalgo was returned as mayor promising more measures to reduce the city’s carbon footprint –and its pollution levels — which fell dramatically under … Read more France’s green wave: Will Macron manage to surf it?