Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Politics | With a Trump Ally Taking the Gavel, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Goes Quiet Supported by ByCatie Edmondson Feb. 9, 2019 WASHINGTON — Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee used his perch atop the storied Foreign Relations Committee to offer barbed criticisms of the president’s foreign policy, once acidly referring to the White House as an “adult day care center” that would set the nation on a path to World War III. For two years, the committee served as an arena for senators to air their grievances with President Trump’s isolationist foreign policy, as Mr. Corker strove to take his place among the powerhouses who once wielded the gavel — Henry Clay, Charles Sumner, Henry Cabot Lodge, Arthur H. Vandenberg, J. William Fulbright, Frank Church, Joseph R. Biden Jr., John … [Read more...] about With a Trump Ally Taking the Gavel, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Goes Quiet
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Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post Published 5:26 pm PST, Thursday, December 20, 2018 President Donald Trump's abrupt announcement of an immediate U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria, along with indications he wants a significant drawdown in Afghanistan - decisions that bucked the advice of senior advisers, upended his administration's own strategy, shocked U.S. allies and led to the resignation of his defense secretary - mark the full emergence of the foreign-policy president he always said he would be. Over the past two years, as promised, Trump has canceled international climate and arms-control agreements and shattered trade accords. He has insulted traditional friends and fawned over adversaries. But despite threatening to withdraw U.S. military forces from virtually every long-term deployment in the world, from South Korea and Japan to Germany and Iraq, as well as Syria and Afghanistan, Trump has been repeatedly constrained by the counsel of his own revolving-door … [Read more...] about Analysis: With Syria decision, Trump’s foreign policy doctrine emerges
World A Chinese city has reportedly banned Christmas sales and decoration in hopes of winning an award for model cities. The Urban Management Bureau of Langfang, a city of more than four million people located in the northern Hebei province of China, issued a notice Sunday restricting businesses from selling Christmas trees, displaying Christmas lights, hosting outdoor performances or promoting holiday-themed sales, according to the ruling Communist Party's Global Times newspaper. Santa Claus costumes, traditional Chinese Christmas apples and other themed products were also allegedly outlawed. The bureau will reportedly enforce the measures by sending out inspectors from December 23 to 25, ensuring that any public gatherings for religious celebrations were reported to authorities. The official organ cited an unnamed bureau employee as saying that the moves were not intended to suppress the Christmas spirit, but instead designed to help Langfang pass an annual … [Read more...] about War on Christmas? China City Cancels Holiday Sales and Decorations to Keep ‘Clean’
Isaac Stanley-Becker, The Washington Post Published 9:47 am PST, Friday, December 7, 2018 The United Nations came into existence to vanquish Germany, as 26 nations jointly pledged in 1942 not to surrender to "savage and brutal forces seeking to subjugate the world." Three-quarters of a century later, the woman who would soon become President Donald Trump's pick to represent the United States at the United Nations cited the D-Day landings - a cornerstone of this unwavering Allied pledge and the basis of the Nazi defeat on the Western Front - to showcase the strength of German-American relations. "When you talk about Germany, we have a very strong relationship with the government of Germany," Heather Nauert, the State Department's spokeswoman, said in June. She added: "Tomorrow is the anniversary of the D-Day invasion. We obviously have a very long history with the government of Germany, and we have a strong relationship with the government." She also pointed to the … [Read more...] about Heather Nauert cited D-Day to showcase US-German relations. Now she’s headed to UN.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump, one of fossil fuels’ best friends, faces a backlash against his efforts to unravel government support for renewable energy in state capitols from Maine to Nevada. In January, Democrats who ran campaigns promising to transition their states away from oil, natural gas and other fossil fuels will replace Republican governors in six states that include Colorado, New Mexico, Wisconsin and Illinois. The election earlier this month did not deliver across-the-board victories for clean energy, with voters in Washington state rejecting a carbon fee and those in Arizona voting no on a referendum for 50 percent renewable energy. But the industry chalked up far more wins than losses. Those wins include Colorado Governor-elect Jared Polis, who pledged to help bring his state to 100 percent renewable energy by 2040. In New Mexico, one of the country’s largest oil producing states, Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham says that state will reach 50 … [Read more...] about Following Dem victories, states up ante on clean energy