The Republicans, the protests and the President – BBC News

America is in crisis – and President Trump has been on the attack – taking aim at protestors, political rivals, journalists, the World Health Organisation, state governors – and many others. One test for Mr Trump is whether he can keep his party behind him as he does so. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

Republicans used to praise Jim Mattis. Then he crossed Trump.

Some Senate Republicans who had previously touted former defense secretary Jim Mattis have since changed their tune after Mattis spoke out against President Trump. Read more: https://wapo.st/2XyUcTa. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year http://washingtonpost.com/youtubeoffer. Subscribe to The Washington Post on … Read more Republicans used to praise Jim Mattis. Then he crossed Trump.

The Senate is slipping from Republicans

While Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden is the big-ticket race in November, the fight for Senate majority is also crucially important. Chris Cillizza explains why the Trump White House is becoming increasingly nervous about losing the majority in the Senate in 2020, and the impact that loss could have. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: 1 in … Read more The Senate is slipping from Republicans

Steve King Ousted: Iowa Rep. Defends White Nationalism Comments in 2019

Longtime Representative Steve King has been ousted in the Republican party primary in the US state of Iowa after being ostracized by party leaders for comments about white nationalism. State Senator Randy Feenstra won the five-way race Tuesday after he argued the nine-term conservative Republican had cost the district a voice in Congress by losing … Read more Steve King Ousted: Iowa Rep. Defends White Nationalism Comments in 2019

Steve King loses House seat

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), whose racist language angered Democrats and Republicans, lost his House seat in the June 2 primaries. Read more: https://wapo.st/304A90G. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year http://washingtonpost.com/youtubeoffer. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: … Read more Steve King loses House seat

GOP lawmaker who made past racist remarks loses primary, CNN projects

Nine-term Congressman Steve King of Iowa will lose his Republican primary race to state Sen. Randy Feenstra, CNN projected, after King’s racist comments led to his ostracization in Washington and Feenstra mobilized conservative Republicans to his insurgent campaign. The primary fight was an undeniable referendum on King — not on his conservatism, but on his … Read more GOP lawmaker who made past racist remarks loses primary, CNN projects

Republican senators dodge questions, defend clearing out peaceful protesters

More than a dozen Senate Republicans on June 2 refused to say whether the gassing of peaceful protesters outside the White House was appropriate before President Trump’s church visit. Read more: https://wapo.st/2Mq6FC9. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year http://washingtonpost.com/youtubeoffer. Subscribe … Read more Republican senators dodge questions, defend clearing out peaceful protesters

Democrats slam Trump, call for policing changes following George Floyd’s death

Democratic officials on May 31 criticized the White House response to nationwide protests over policing and called for new policies to govern police departments. Republicans were more muted in their criticism of President Trump’s response to the protests. Read more: https://wapo.st/36KUbhO. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington … Read more Democrats slam Trump, call for policing changes following George Floyd’s death

How divisive is politics in the United States? I Inside Story

Running battles with the police, fires burning, lootings and protesters arrested. Riots over the death of George Floyd have spread across dozens of U.S. cities, and close to President Donald Trump’s doorstep at the White House. Governors have imposed curfews and dispatched National Guards. The Floyd case has reignited rage over the deaths of black … Read more How divisive is politics in the United States? I Inside Story

Covid-19: Divided States of America

In the United States, the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic is deepening the divide between Republicans and Democrats. Faced with scientists’ decisions and the restrictions that they imply, supporters of President Donald Trump are invoking their rights set out in the First and Second Amendments of the US Constitution. Our team reports from Florida and … Read more Covid-19: Divided States of America

Republicans register their fury as House holds historic first proxy vote

Voting by proxy was allowed in the House of Representatives for the first time on May 27. Many House Republicans were furious. Here’s why. Read more: https://wapo.st/3dcs1Pk. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year http://washingtonpost.com/youtubeoffer. Subscribe to The Washington Post on … Read more Republicans register their fury as House holds historic first proxy vote

NASA and SpaceX postpones launch to International Space Station due to weather | ABC News

NASA’s first chance at launching American astronauts into space from US soil in nine years has been postponed due to the threat of the launch triggering lightning strikes. The launch would have seen the bullet-shaped Dragon capsule lift off from the same site as the Apollo moon missions decades ago. The capsule was sitting atop … Read more NASA and SpaceX postpones launch to International Space Station due to weather | ABC News

How coronavirus changed Congress

Since the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States, Congress has seen a jump in its approval ratings. Chris Cillizza explains why this is the perfect example of why people don’t like the government until they need them. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: Congress Job Approval Highest Since 2009 https://news.gallup.com/poll/311129/congress-job-approval-highest-2009.aspx House passes coronavirus relief bill after Trump … Read more How coronavirus changed Congress

Covid-19: US lockdown, safety measures becoming a political issue

On memorial day, Donald Trump appeared again without a mask whereas Joe Biden wore a large one. Republicans and Democrats are divided over measures meant to stop the disease. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: … Read more Covid-19: US lockdown, safety measures becoming a political issue

Trump Points Finger at China’s Xi

May.21 — President Donald Trump escalated his rhetoric against China, suggesting that Xi Jinping is behind a disinformation and propaganda attack on the United States and Europe. The series of tweets come as Trump and other Republicans ratchet up efforts to paint China as the villain. Bloomberg’s Annmarie Hordern reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe.”