Thursday, August 18, 2022

All posts tagged "Politics"

  • Court unanimously ousts South Korea’s leader for corruption

    SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea’s Constitutional Court removed impeached President Park Geun-hye from office in a unanimous ruling Friday over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political turmoil and worsened an already-serious national...

    • Posted March 10, 2017
  • Conservatives rebel on health care, and GOP looks to Trump

    WASHINGTON — Republicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the health care law, and beseeched President Donald Trump to settle the dispute in his first speech...

    • Posted February 28, 2017
  • Trump takes on entrenched practice of Washington leaks

    NEW YORK — When White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer wanted to crack down on leaks last week, he collected his aides’ cell phones to check for communication with reporters. The crackdown quickly leaked. President Donald Trump...

    • Posted February 28, 2017
  • South Korean prosecutors indict Samsung’s de facto chief

    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean special prosecutors indicted Samsung’s de facto chief Tuesday on bribery, embezzlement and other charges linked to a political scandal that has toppled President Park Geun-hye. The indictment of Samsung Electronics vice...

    • Posted February 28, 2017
  • Tourism Co.: No interest for incentives to fly tourists to Porta del Sol

    SAN JUAN — In what appears to be yet another sign of Puerto Rico’s sluggish economic development, the Tourism Co. certified that it did not receive requests for incentives from 2012 to 2016 to fly tourists and...

    • Posted February 27, 2017
  • House Intel chair: Trump-Russia ties can’t become witch hunt

    WASHINGTON — House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes said Monday that Congress should not begin a McCarthy-style investigation based on news reports that a few Americans with ties to President Donald Trump had contacted Russians during the 2016 presidential...

    • Posted February 27, 2017
  • Health care, Supreme Court on agenda as Congress returns

    WASHINGTON — Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump’s presidency. First, the president will have his say, in...

    • Posted February 27, 2017
  • DHS intel report disputes threat posed by travel ban nations

    WASHINGTON — Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States. A draft document...

    • Posted February 24, 2017
  • Dunford: Counter-IS plan will have global scope

    WASHINGTON — A Pentagon-led review of strategy to defeat the Islamic State group will present President Donald Trump with options not just to speed up action against IS but also to counter al-Qaida and other extremist groups...

    • Posted February 23, 2017
  • Remember Nixon? There’s history behind Trump’s press attacks

    WASHINGTON — Thomas Jefferson railed against newspapers as “polluted vehicles” of falsehood and error. Richard Nixon tangled with reporters in the toxic atmosphere of Watergate, considering them the “enemy.” Bill Clinton publicly condemned “purveyors of hatred and...

    • Posted February 17, 2017