Philip Bump, The Washington Post Published 2:23 pm, Friday, June 22, 2018 All right. Settle in for a bit and maybe swipe over to the calculator app on your phone. We're about to go on quite a numeric roller coaster ride. President Donald Trump shifted the gears of his immigration rhetoric a bit Friday, hoping to reclaim the momentum lost after having to publicly backtrack on his administration's family-separation policy. He returned to a tactic he first embraced less than a month after declaring his candidacy: Standing with the parents of people killed by immigrants in the country illegally to suggest that immigrants pose a significant threat to Americans. The data suggest that immigrants, including immigrants in the country illegally, actually commit crimes at lower rates than native-born Americans. But Trump's consistently rejected that idea, instead choosing to hype vague assertions that immigrants are more dangerous. As at Friday's event, when he waved away the … [Read more...] about The original source for Trump’s claim of 63,000 immigrant murders? Bad data from Steve King in 2005.
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Amber Phillips, The Washington Post Published 12:49 pm, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 A record number of women are running at all levels of government this year, and for the second consecutive week of primaries, a notable number of them are winning. Across four states Tuesday, women won competitive primaries in four House races in Pennsylvania and the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Idaho, putting them in a position to take the male-dominated seats. Last week, women won 63 percent of congressional primaries across another four states. But early statistics indicate that women are losing primaries at least at the same rate as they're winning them. And some of the women who won their primaries Tuesday face steep odds in their general election. So yes, a record number of women are running, but will they win in significant enough numbers to close the extreme gender gap in politics? Recommended Video: Now Playing: Late last week, the UK’s Information … [Read more...] about Analysis: Women probably won’t close the the gender gap in politics in 2018, but their candidacies are still a big deal
Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post Published 1:58 am, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 "Here's where the president has a point, though. When does the mainstream media apologize to him? When did The Washington Post apologize for saying that he moved the MLK statue, when he did not?" - Steve Cortes, former Trump campaign adviser, on CNN, May 14, 2018 - - - A reader sent this clip to The Fact Checker, suggesting that it was worthy of a fact check. Regular readers know that we try to delve into weighty policy issues. We can't claim this is about something weighty. Yet the missing Martin Luther King Jr. statue is an issue that keeps coming up, for reasons that are hard to understand. But perhaps it's because the president listed it as item No. 4 in his "fake news awards" in early 2018. This is also a good example of what-aboutism. Cortes, a frequent Trump surrogate on television, was trying to defend the White House for its refusal to apologize after an aide privately made a morbid joke … [Read more...] about The news media does apologize for mistakes, unlike the White House
After years of being considered the "sick man of Europe", the French economy showed its strongest growth in years in 2017, with optimism underpinned by the pro-business agenda being implemented by the government. The unemployment rate dropped to its lowest since 2009 last year (8.9 percent) and though the decrease has been more modest so far in 2018, new jobs continue to be created in L’Hexagone. And the forecast calls for rain, in the good sense, a downpour of jobs which number more than 54,000 permanent contracts across a variety of sectors. France did see a net increase of 268,000 jobs in 2017 according to INSEE, so there is reason to believe predictions are as bright as they seem. Photo: AFP French daily Le Parisien has broken down INSEE’s data into the following list of companies recruiting and the number of permanent contracts available. Carrefour: the supermarket giant is looking to recruit 8,825 people on permanent contracts and swap 4,500 positions to … [Read more...] about These 15 French companies are looking for 50,000 new full-time employees
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Ellen Nakashima and John Hudson Washington Post April 04, 2018 WASHINGTON — Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, in his last public remarks as President Trump’s national security adviser, strongly denounced Russia for its increased aggression around the world and declared: ‘‘We have failed to impose sufficient costs.’’His comments come a little more than a week after he was ousted by Trump, who is replacing him with former UN ambassador and conservative firebrand John Bolton.And they came hours after Trump, in a White House news conference with Baltic state leaders, stated, ‘‘Nobody has been tougher on Russia than I have.’’ Advertisement Despite a series of recent actions taken by the Trump administration against Russia over its alleged role in poisoning a former Russian spy in Britain, interference in … [Read more...] about H.R. McMaster delivers a parting shot to Russia