Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Abbi Matheson Globe Staff February 09, 2019 Here’s what we know about the triple scandals rocking Virginia.Political turmoil has engulfed Virginia’s highest elected offices as not one but two top officials have admitted to wearing blackface and another faces accusations of sexual assault.As the controversies mount, and questions of who will lead the state have political observers buzzing, it can be hard to keep track of who is accused of what. So let’s tackle a basic rundown of what we know about the situation in Virginia: Advertisement • On Feb. 1, Democratic Governor Ralph Northam faced calls to resign after a photo surfaced from his page in his 1984 medical school yearbook, depicting someone in blackface next to another person wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe. Get Today in Politics in your inbox: A digest of the top … [Read more...] about Here’s what we know about what’s going on in Virginia
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Eric Trump Weighs In on Kellyanne Conway’s Husband. He Doesn’t Like Him. Supported by White House Memo ByAnnie Karni Dec. 7, 2018 WASHINGTON — George Conway, a prominent conservative lawyer, is married to Kellyanne Conway, a White House counselor well known to cable viewers as a passionate defender of President Trump. But for months, Mr. Conway has been developing his own following through his frequent criticisms of the president on Twitter. And this week, Mr. Conway finally got the treatment the White House and its allies reserve for critics. “Of all the ugliness in politics, the utter disrespect George Conway shows toward his wife, her career, place of work, and everything she has fought SO hard to achieve, might top them all,” Eric Trump, the president’s son, … [Read more...] about Eric Trump Weighs In on Kellyanne Conway’s Husband. He Doesn’t Like Him.
First lady Melania Trump called the opioid epidemic the "worst drug crisis in American history" during a wide-ranging discussion at a town hall in Virginia Wednesday. It's another example of how the first lady is speaking out more in public. Trump was promoting her "Be Best" campaign and even took a few impromptu questions from the audience. She spoke about everything from her taste in holiday decorations to a topic that is typically off limits: her son. "I'm here speaking to you in my official capacity as first lady, but I want you to know that I'm also here as a mother," Trump said in a speech at Liberty University. Trump stressed her initiative that includes combating opioid addiction and cyberbullying. She also urged the importance of being "kind and respectful" on social media — in most cases. "I knew when I started Be Best and with social media initiative that I will be criticized, but I will do what is right for the next generation," Trump said. "Sometimes you … [Read more...] about Melania Trump sheds light on what keeps son Barron busy
Deb Riechmann, Associated Press Updated 6:04 am PST, Sunday, November 18, 2018 President Donald Trump answers questions from members of the media as he leaves the White House, Saturday Nov. 17, 2018, in Washington, en route to see fire damage in California. At far left is White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. less President Donald Trump answers questions from members of the media as he leaves the White House, Saturday Nov. 17, 2018, in Washington, en route to see fire damage in California. At far left is White House ... more Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 President Donald Trump answers questions from members of the media as he leaves the White House, Saturday Nov. 17, 2018, in Washington, en route … [Read more...] about Trump says report on Khashoggi death expected in coming days
President Trump on Sunday posted another tweet in the wake of the devastating California wildfires.“With proper Forest Management, we can stop the devastation constantly going on in California,” Trump wrote. “Get Smart!”A day prior, he had tweeted: “There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!”The president of the California Professional Firefighters was among those who criticized Trump’s tweet.RELATED: Camp Fire, Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire sweep across California 70 PHOTOS Camp Fire, Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire sweep across California See Gallery Camp Fire, Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire sweep across California THOUSAND OAKS, CA - NOVEMBER 09: The Woolsey Fire burns towards Paramount Ranch … [Read more...] about Trump doubles down on his criticism of California amid wildfires