Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jess Bidgood Globe Staff January 21, 2019 WASHINGTON — Senator Kamala Harris leaned toward the microphone last week and looked at William Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general. The questions flew fast. Was he advocating for a border wall? Did he know most illegal drugs come through ports of entry? Had he been to one lately?When Barr said he had not, Harris pointedly suggested he do so.This is the Harris most Americans know, if they know the California Democrat: the calm, focused inquisitor on the dais of the Senate Judiciary Committee, directing withering questions at such Trump appointees as now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh or former attorney general Jeff Sessions (who once said her volley of queries made him feel “rushed” and “nervous”). Advertisement On Monday, she jumped into the race for … [Read more...] about On GMA, Kamala Harris says she plans to run for president in 2020
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The Intercept reported on Wednesday that the Center for American Progress (CAP) — a left-wing think tank founded by Clinton and Obama administration alumnus John Podesta in 2003 — fired two staffers suspected of leaking information related to the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) influence over CAP’s operations. The UAE is one of CAP’s primary donors, with CAP listing the Gulf state’s embassy as having donated between $500,000 and $999,999 in 2017.CAP’s internal investigation of leaks followed The Intercept’s publication of a report in December examining left-wing groups’ — including CAP’s — responses to legislative efforts to end U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen’s ongoing civil war. The two fired staffers were reportedly investigated by CAP for leaking an internal email exchange to The Intercept. The email exchange related how CAP would publicly respond to the killing of Washington Post columnist … [Read more...] about Center for American Progress Fires Staffers for Leaks About UAE Influence
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Matt Stout Globe Staff January 07, 2019 In 2017, a question gnawed at Lori Trahan. A business consultant, she remembers often being the only woman in a boardroom. She was hired by Uber to help gauge how it could get female drivers involved. (She ended up driving an Uber herself for months as research.) And with President Trump’s 2016 election — and Congress’s dismal share of female representation — it again came into focus.“Why,” she asked herself, “aren’t there more women running?” Advertisement Then an answer hit her — an aha moment plucked from a movie script — when a congresswoman, her congresswoman, announced she would retire. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you for signing up! Sign up … [Read more...] about Lori Trahan helped set the record for women elected to Congress. Here’s what makes her tick.
Nicholas Riccardi and Hannah Fingerhut Associated Press Published 8:45 AM EST Jan 4, 2019 As much of the U.S. government remains shut down over President Donald Trump’s insistence on funding for his border wall, nearly half of Americans identify immigration as a top issue for the government to work on this year. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll conducted shortly before the shutdown began finds that both Republicans and Democrats are far more likely to include immigration in their list of top issues facing the country this year compared with a year ago. Overall, 49 percent mentioned immigration in an open-ended question as one of the top five problems they hoped the government addresses in 2019. By contrast, 27 percent mentioned immigration in December 2017. Partisan divides on the best solutions remain deep. Republicans continue to be more likely to cite immigration as a top issue than Democrats, an indication of the GOP’s greater … [Read more...] about Poll: Immigration among top concerns for Americans in 2019
By Mark Miller Published 1:49 pm PST, Monday, December 31, 2018 California Treasurer John Chiang said the state is trying to encourage people to save for retirement. California Treasurer John Chiang said the state is trying to encourage people to save for retirement. Photo: Monica Almeida / New York Times 2018 Photo: Monica Almeida / New York Times 2018 Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 California Treasurer John Chiang said the state is trying to encourage people to save for retirement. California Treasurer John Chiang said the state is trying to encourage people to save for retirement. Photo: Monica Almeida / New York Times 2018 For American workers, 4 key retirement issues to watch in 2019 1 … [Read more...] about For American workers, 4 key retirement issues to watch in 2019