The Brief: No re-negotiations, the EU is not offering any leeway to Theresa May over the Brexit deal as she faces political turmoil back home. A tour of EU capitals has done little to change anyone's position across the Channel. MEPs have other things on their mind too such as humanitarian visas, better workplace environments and connecting infrastructure. … [Read more...] about The Brief: EU holds firm on Brexit amid UK political turmoil
By Dan Walters, CALmatters | December 12, 2018 at 12:01 am Former policeman Larry Wallace hitched his wagon to a politician on the fast track when he went to work for Kamala Harris. She was San Francisco’s district attorney at the time, and he was her personal driver. But she was clearly destined for bigger things and when Harris became California’s attorney general, she appointed Wallace to a top Justice Department position, director of the Division of Law Enforcement. Wallace not only managed the state’s corps of criminal investigators, but also Harris’ personal security team and often was at her side during public appearances. Harris’ political career continued on an upward trajectory. Two years ago, she easily captured a U.S. Senate seat and Wallace once again followed her, becoming one of her senior advisers and obviously helping prepare her for a potential presidential bid in 2020. The ex-cop’s political career ended abruptly last week … [Read more...] about Walters: Will harassment case impact Sen. Kamala Harris’ political future?
After eating a poisoned apple, Theresa May wakes up in house full of political dwarves and ugly sisters all arguing about the United Magic Kingdom leaving the Grimm European Union. She tries to clean up the mess. Snow White (sings): Listen, children, if you’re able I am someone strong and stable To this chaos I’ll bring order And I’ll sort the Irish border I’ll negotiate with Juncker It’ll be easy — no one’s drunker! Home divisions I will suture And lead us to a sunlit future. Enter the seven dwarfs: Shaggy (Boris Johnson), Shifty (Michael Gove), Creepy (Dominic Raab), Loony (Jacob Rees-Mogg), Baldy (Ian Duncan Smith), Lazy (David Davis) and Doc (Liam Fox). They sing as they trash the kitchen during breakfast: Dwarves: Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work we go We’ll dig up lots of nutty slack And knife each other in the back And let someone else take up the slack Hi ho, hi ho. Hi ho, hi ho, we say Snow … [Read more...] about Oh no EU don’t! Can May negotiate the United Magic Kingdom’s Grimmexit? A political panto
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Politics | On Politics: Trump Threatens Shutdown Over Funding for Border Wall Supported by Dec. 12, 2018 Good Wednesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today. _____________________ • In an extraordinary public altercation with the Democratic congressional leaders Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi, President Trump said that he would be “proud to shut down the government for border security.” Read the story and five takeaways from the conversation. • The Oval Office exchange between Mr. Trump and Ms. Pelosi was one of the rare times the president has been challenged so directly in public, especially by a woman. Here’s how the likely new speaker approached the combative conversation. • As Democrats gear up for … [Read more...] about On Politics: Trump Threatens Shutdown Over Funding for Border Wall
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) urged Google CEO Sundar Pichai to launch an investigation into political bias today, citing Breitbart News’ recent exclusive report into anti-conservative activities in the company’s workforce. Pichai, who was testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, faced a string of tough questions from Gaetz.“Have you ever launched an investigation into whether political bias is impacting the consumer experience?” asked Gaetz. Pichai responded that Google takes every allegation around conduct “seriously” and “looks into them.” Gaetz then brought up the internal “resist” group in Google, which Breitbart News reported on yesterday. “If there’s a ‘resist’ group — you know that the resist movement is a movement built to resist the agenda of President Trump — if there’s a ‘resist’ group within your company where groups of employees, not one, are getting together … [Read more...] about Rep. Matt Gaetz Slams Political Bias At Google, Urges Internal Investigation