Category: Politics

  • China in 2024: Navigating Challenges and Embracing Opportunities

    As one of the world’s largest and most influential nations, China plays a pivotal role in shaping global politics, economics, and culture. In 2024, the country finds itself at a critical juncture, facing a myriad of challenges while also pursuing ambitious goals for growth and development. Let’s take a closer look at the key factors…

  • Complexities of US & China Relations

    One of the defining features of U.S.-China relations is their deep economic interdependence. China is a major trading partner for the United States, with a significant portion of U.S. imports coming from China. At the same time, the United States is a key market for Chinese exports. This economic interconnection has created a complex web…

  • Biden & China’s Xi talks yields modest progress on military communications and fentanyl fight

    President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping held a virtual summit on Monday, their first face-to-face meeting since Biden took office. The two leaders discussed a range of issues, including trade, human rights, Taiwan, and climate change. While no major breakthroughs were announced, the White House said the summit was “candid, constructive, and respectful”…

  • Nikki Haley launches $10M ad campaign to overtake Ron DeSantis in primary

    Former UN ambassador and South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, who is trailing behind Florida governor Ron DeSantis in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, launched a $10 million ad campaign on Tuesday to boost her profile and attack DeSantis. The ads, which will air in early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire, highlight…

  • Tim Scott drops out of GOP presidential race, Trump the clear frontrunner

    Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, who was widely seen as one of the most viable challengers to former President Donald Trump in the 2024 Republican primary, announced on Sunday that he was ending his campaign. Scott cited his frustration with the “toxic” and “divisive” state of politics and his desire to focus on his…

  • Ohio Voters Approve Abortion Protections and Marijuana Legalization

    Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved two ballot measures that will add abortion protections and legalize marijuana to the state constitution. The abortion measure, known as Issue 1, will prohibit the state from passing any laws that restrict or interfere with a person’s right to access or provide abortion care. The marijuana measure, known as Issue 2,…

  • Supreme Court hears arguments on gun law protecting domestic violence victims

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday on a case challenging a federal law that prohibits people convicted of domestic violence from possessing firearms. The law, known as the Lautenberg Amendment, was enacted in 1996 and has been upheld by lower courts. The challengers, who are represented by the National Rifle Association, argue that…

  • Madagascar faces political crisis as presidential candidates boycott election

    Six prominent presidential candidates in Madagascar told AFP on Monday they plan to boycott this week’s elections, worsening a political crisis engulfing the country. The six, who are part of a larger grouping of opposition candidates holding almost daily protests for weeks, accuse the government of rigging the vote and demand a new electoral commission.

  • Biden asks America to support Israel and Ukraine

    President Joe Biden delivered a primetime address to the nation from the Oval Office on Thursday night, urging Congress and the American people to support his $100 billion supplemental funding request, which includes billions of dollars in aid for Israel and Ukraine. The president argued that helping these two countries in their wars against Hamas…

  • The War in the Middle East

    One of the most serious and complicated political issues of our time is the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, the militant group that controls the Gaza Strip. The conflict started on October 9, 2023, when Hamas fired rockets at Jerusalem, triggering a strong response from Israel. Since then, both sides have launched thousands of…

  • Presidential Race in United States

    The 2024 election is still more than a year away, but the candidates are already preparing for their campaigns. On the Democratic side, President Joe Biden is expected to run for re-election, but he may face some challenges from other candidates, such as Vice President Kamala Harris, Senator Bernie Sanders, or former Mayor Pete Buttigieg.…

  • House in Chaos: Next for GOP?

    The House of Representatives is facing an unprecedented crisis after Speaker Kevin McCarthy was ousted by his own party in a stunning coup on Tuesday. The move, orchestrated by Rep. Matt Gaetz and other far-right Republicans, was a culmination of weeks of feuding and frustration over McCarthy’s leadership and his handling of the government funding…

  • Trump maintains huge lead in polls

    According to a new CNN poll, former President Donald Trump is the clear frontrunner in the race for the Republicans’ presidential nomination, leading the field with 59% support among likely GOP primary voters in New Hampshire. The poll also shows a tight contest for second place, with entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy at 16%, former Ambassador Nikki…

  • Rumble defends Russell Brand, tells Britain ‘No’

    Rumble, the video platform that hosts content from conservative and alternative voices, has defended comedian and commentator Russell Brand against the ‘cancel culture mob’ that has targeted him after sexual misconduct allegations. The platform has released a letter to British lawmakers, accusing them of trying to pressure Rumble and other platforms to demonetize Brand for…

  • Far-right Republicans draft short-term funding bill

    A group of House Republicans, led by Rep. Chip Roy of Texas, unveiled a short-term spending bill on Wednesday that would keep the government open until Oct. 31 and avoid a debt default. However, the bill faces opposition from both Democrats and some Republicans, who object to its provisions that would ban vaccine mandates, defund…

  • Vivek Ramaswamy regrets taking the Covid vaccine

    Vivek Ramaswamy regrets taking the Covid vaccine. His wife, a surgeon, does not. Vivek Ramaswamy, a former biotech executive and a prominent critic of corporate wokeism, revealed in an exclusive interview with NBC News that he regrets getting vaccinated against Covid-19. He said that he felt pressured by social norms and peer pressure to take…

  • Biden presses allies for Ukraine aid

    President Joe Biden delivered his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, where he reaffirmed his commitment to supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression. He urged other countries to join him in providing more military and humanitarian assistance to the embattled nation, which has been facing a renewed threat of invasion from Moscow. He also…

  • Republicans release short-term bill to avert shutdown until Oct. 31

    With less than two weeks before the federal government runs out of money, House Republicans unveiled a stopgap funding bill on Tuesday that would keep the government open until Oct. 31. The bill, which was drafted by a group of far-right and centrist Republicans, also includes provisions to suspend the debt limit until Dec. 16…

  • Rupert Murdoch hands Fox to son

    Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul who founded Fox News and News Corp., announced he will retire as chair from both boards at the end of the year. He will be succeeded by his son Lachlan Murdoch, who is already the CEO of both companies. Rupert Murdoch, who is 91 years old, said that he is…

  • Shutdown Showdown

    One of the most pressing issues facing Congress was the looming threat of a government shutdown, which would occur if lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill by September 30. The House of Representatives, controlled by Democrats, passed a bill that would fund the government until December 3 and also raise the debt ceiling, which…

  • Jan. 6 defendants bring case to SCOTUS

    The Supreme Court agreed to hear a case involving four defendants who participated in the January 6 attack on the Capitol. The case challenges the constitutionality of a law that bars people from carrying guns near federal buildings.

  • Hunter Biden sues IRS after agents released his taxes

    Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service, accusing two agents of illegally disclosing his confidential tax information to the media. The lawsuit claims that the agents violated his privacy rights and caused him reputational harm. Hunter Biden has been under scrutiny for his business dealings in…

  • Trump to skip second debate for primetime speech

    Former President Donald Trump announced that he will not participate in the second Republican presidential debate scheduled for October 3 in Detroit, Michigan. Instead, he will hold a prime-time speech at the same time, where he is expected to criticize the Biden administration and tout his own achievements. Trump said he made this decision because…

  • Biden urges UN to support Ukraine

    President Joe Biden delivered his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, where he called for global cooperation on issues such as the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, human rights, and democracy. He also warned of the threat posed by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, and urged the international community to stand with the Ukrainian people…

  • Rudy Giuliani’s attorneys sue him for $1.3 million in unpaid legal fees

    Two law firms that represented Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer and ally, in his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results have filed lawsuits against him for failing to pay them more than $1.3 million in legal fees. The firms, Miller & Chevalier and Hinshaw & Culbertson, claim that Giuliani breached their contracts and acted…