Sunday, October 22, 2017
What We’re FollowingWhite House Controversy: Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended President Trump’s remarks to families of fallen troops, as well as Chief of Staff John Kelly, who had offered an inaccurate anecdote about the Florida congresswoman who criticized Trump’s condolences (here’s a full account of the tangled scandal)....
After World War I, the Kurds came tantalizingly close to getting an independent state. Nearly a century later, they are no closer to an independent homeland.There are many reasons for this: regional instability; suppression of the Kurds, most dramatically in Turkey and Saddam Hussein’s Iraq; vehement opposition to a...
The White House on Friday aggressively defended chief of staff John Kelly’s accusations against a Florida congresswoman, denying that he had misrepresented her remarks during a FBI field office dedication and slamming the famously behatted Rep. Frederica Wilson as "all hat, no cattle."In the latest twist in a multi-day...
The plot of Wonderstruck, when described, sounds like the most rhapsodic of fables, blending childlike fantasy and New York City nostalgia to tell a story buoyed by swelling music and intricate visuals. The film follows two kids, a girl in the 1920s and a boy in the 1970s, each...
"Infidelity," Esther Perel writes in the October issue of The Atlantic, "happens in bad marriages and in good marriages. It happens even in open relationships where extramarital sex is carefully negotiated beforehand. The freedom to leave or divorce has not made cheating obsolete." Adultery is as ancient as marriage,...
Chief of staff John Kelly told a rapt and silent White House briefing room about military soldiers having their bodies wrapped by heartbroken friends, double-packed in ice and flown across the Atlantic to meet grief-stricken families.He recalled his son's 2010 death from a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan, and...
Paul Ryan’s governing caucus is dwindling.A number of the speaker's closest comrades in the House have called it quits in recent weeks because they're tired of President Donald Trump's antics, depressed over the GOP's dearth of legislative accomplishments this year or have personal reasons. Whatever the causes, the...
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly made some extraordinary remarks during Thursday’s White House briefing. They were extraordinary not only because Kelly seldom speaks on the record to the press and was doing so for the second time in a week, but also for the deeply personal nature...
White House chief of staff John Kelly on Thursday forcefully and emotionally defended President Donald Trump’s call to the widow of a U.S. soldier recently killed in Niger, accusing a Florida congresswoman of being “selfish” for attacking Trump’s language during the condolence call.“I was stunned when I came to...
He’s five months into his term, and French President Emmanuel Macron is wasting little time. Since his meteoric ascent to the Élysée Palace last summer, the 39-year-old leader has already pushed through an ambitious overhaul of the French labor code, honored his campaign pledge to scrap the country’s wealth...
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