Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Book Review Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Book Review | The ‘Enigma’ Who Is the Chief Justice of the United States Advertisement Supported by Nonfiction ByAdam Cohen March 18, 2019 THE CHIEF The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts When the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act in 2012, Chief Justice John Roberts provided the critical fifth vote, enraging conservatives and delighting liberals. Ever since, questions have swirled around his vote. How could a jurist who was so carefully vetted for ideological purity have turned apostate on such a defining issue, saving Obamacare from oblivion? In “The Chief,” her assiduously reported and briskly written biography, Joan Biskupic, a CNN analyst who has long covered the court, offers new behind-the-scenes details. Roberts was, she says, initially … [Read more...] about The ‘Enigma’ Who Is the Chief Justice of the United States
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Venezuelan socialist lawmaker Diosdado Cabello pleaded with the millions who have fled the country to come home in remarks Monday, a slight departure from the Maduro regime’s policy of denying the exodus. Speaking at a press conference of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) on Monday, Cabello said that the exodus of Venezuelans should come to live under a “responsible government” and enjoy the “opportunities for all.” “Come here with the people … here we have responsible government and our president has already ordered the plan to return to the country, come here for Venezuela, here there is work and there are opportunities for everything and everyone,” Cabello reportedly said. The majority of those fleeing are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance, having been unable to afford or access basic living resources back home. The United States is one of many countries to provide funds for humanitarian … [Read more...] about Venezuelan Socialists, Embarrassed by Migrant Crisis, Demand Citizens Come Home
World International Affairs The State Department has extended a ban on U.S. citizens traveling to North Korea by another year, less than a day after President Donald Trump praised his personal relationship with strongman leader Kim Jong Un. Citing continued concern for the possible arrest and long-term detention of U.S. nationals visiting the country, the State Department said the initial one-year ban, which was set to expire Friday, would now be extended until August 31, 2019, Reuters reported. Kim Il-sung Square, the Grand Peoples' Study House and the 1,082 feet-tall Ryugyong Hotel (Pyongyang's tallest building) are pictured from the viewing platform of the Juche Tower on August 24 in North Korea Carl Court/Getty Images "The safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas is one of our highest priorities," a State Department official said, according to Voice of America. "The travel warning for North Korea remains in place — the Department of State strongly warns U.S. … [Read more...] about U.S. Bans Citizens From Traveling to North Korea For Another Year After Trump Praises Kim Jong Un
Kyle Swenson, The Washington Post Published 4:06 am PDT, Friday, August 24, 2018 Hauling west out of San Antonio on the interstate, every mile in the rearview mirror was another mile closer to safe harbor. In a matter of days, Yea Ji Sea had gone from a specialist in the U.S. Army to a civilian. The sudden shift meant she was no longer a foreign-born service member working toward her citizenship but an undocumented alien subject to deportation. The South Korea-born 29-year-old's immigration status had put her in a very public legal fight with the government. At least until she crossed into California, a sanctuary state, any potential traffic stops on the trip back to Los Angeles could land Sea in ICE custody. "I felt good when I was finally out of Texas," Sea told The Washington Post this week. "One state down, I thought." Sea made the trip home along Interstate 40, cutting from Texas through New Mexico and Arizona, without any problems. But back in Los Angeles, … [Read more...] about A decorated soldier’s immigration status forced her out of the Army. Now she’s being sworn in as a citizen.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Tuesday that his diplomatic mission to Russia was a “great success” and that Americans across the political spectrum prefer rebuilding America to nation-building. Sen. Rand Paul traveled to Russia this past week and met with Russian lawmakers as well as former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Paul delivered a letter from President Donald Trump to introduce the Kentucky Republican to Russian President Vladimir Putin and emphasized “further engagement” between Trump and Putin.Paul, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, stressed increased cooperation between Russia and the United States, especially regarding counterterrorism and resolving the military conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. Sen. Paul told Breitbart News he thought his diplomatic trip to Russia was a “great success.” He explained, “We took a letter from President Trump to President Putin, … [Read more...] about Exclusive — Rand Paul: Russia Trip a ‘Great Success’; U.S. Citizens Prefer America First to Nation-Building