Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Trump Says He’s Having a ‘Good Day,’ but Avoids Questions Advertisement Supported by ByMichael D. Shear and Annie Karni April 18, 2019 WASHINGTON — By the time President Trump woke up on Thursday morning, he was ready for the Mueller report. The day before, his lawyers had given him a matter-of-fact recounting of the special counsel’s sprawling, 448-page document during a briefing in the White House residence. It left Mr. Trump concerned about its damaging details but convinced that the report would help further the White House’s narrative that he had been cleared of all wrongdoing. Before 9 a.m., the president began that public relations effort in earnest, using Twitter to confidently urge people to watch a morning news conference by Attorney General William P. … [Read more...] about Trump Says He’s Having a ‘Good Day,’ but Avoids Questions
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Former FBI director James Comey has responded pointedly to President Trump’s recent round of Twitter attacks on him. Comey posted a quote by former President Franklin D. Roosevelt Saturday, stating: “I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.” Comey’s message comes just hours after the president began blasting him on Twitter, calling him “Lyin’ James Comey” and “a total sleaze.” 12 PHOTOS James Comey's life after President Trump fired him as FBI director See Gallery James Comey's life after President Trump fired him as FBI director James Comey, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Comey said he's 'disappointed and disgusted' with Republican attacks on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, a campaign led by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani since he became one of … [Read more...] about Comey responds to Trump’s Twitter attack with FDR quote
President of Ecuador Lenin Moreno told the United Nations General Assembly during his address Tuesday that his country takes in an average of 6,000 Venezuelan refugees a day, many children “coming with chickenpox, diphtheria, and polio,” diseases easily preventable by vaccine. Moreno was the second head of state to address the General Assembly and the second from Latin America, following President Michel Temer of Brazil. Both nations, and other neighboring countries such as Colombia, are on the front lines of the Venezuelan migrant crisis, which international aid agencies warn could grow to a size comparable to or larger than that of Syria. As of July, Colombia alone has taken in half a million Venezuelans.Venezuela is currently facing the complete collapse of its political infrastructure and economic and healthcare systems, the product of two decades of socialist policies. Prior to the rise of socialist dictator Hugo Chávez at the turn of the century, Venezuela was … [Read more...] about U.N.: Ecuador’s President Says Country Takes in 6,000 Venezuelans a Day with Diptheria, Polio
CANTON — The Celtics are holding media day on Monday. Here are some of the important notes and quotes: Gordon Hayward On excitement about playing with Kyrie Irving: “Very similar to last year, to be honest. It was very difficult to have to watch basically the whole year last year, and then I watched the playoffs with him, too, so I know it was hard for him to sit there. As a competitor the last thing you want to do is be forced to the sideline.’’ On the team’s younger players: “You could argue they’re more experienced than I am, going to the Eastern Conference finals.’’ Kyrie Irving On if he feels like himself again health-wise: “I can only feel like myself playing out there in an NBA game. But I had great opportunities this summer to be around great people.’’ Irving said he spent 18 days in Seattle, spending much of the time playing in pickup games that were organized by Jamal Crawford. Celtics legend Bill Russell … [Read more...] about What the Celtics had to say during media day
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By David M. Shribman Globe Correspondent September 21, 2018 Four men, products of different eras in American history, civic figures of great persuasive powers matched by great visions: These are the raw materials of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s latest foray into presidential history and the subjects she uses for an extended meditation on the qualities of leadership and the requirements for political success.These presidents — Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson — all have been subjects of Goodwin’s earlier books. But “Leadership in Turbulent Times’’ is not a reprise of familiar themes but instead a fresh examination of four men who have defined the presidency and, in doing so, helped define America. United by ambition, drive, and ceaseless work, they fought to end the country’s … [Read more...] about What makes a leader great?