The sweeping proposal from Kevin McCarthy will likely be too expansive for the White House to consider, but serves as a political lever to push Biden back to the negotiating table.
Tunisia’s leader of Ennahda Islamist party, Rached Ghannouchi, has been detained in the run-up to his trial on charges of treason and threatening national security. No date has been fixed for the trial. The order detaining the 81-year-old former parliament speaker was issued by the judge who is presiding over the trial
Figures published today show the Conservatives have delivered on their 2019 manifesto pledge to recruit 20,000 police officers, which Rishi Sunak and Suella Braverman are trumpeting as the two main parties continue their war of words on crime. There’s only one problem: today’s numbers merely reverse previous cuts by the Tories after they took power in 2010.
The Conservatives tackled the 2008-09 economic recession with punishing austerity, opted for Brexit in 2016, negotiated a hard Brexit deal, left the EU, and took too long to deal with Covid.
President Donald Trump’s decision to revive the fight over the Affordable Care Act has stirred a political and policy debate among Republicans on how best to approach the divisive issue heading into the 2020 election.
It seems the man with the Mandela placard is seen as no more trustworthy or principled than Boris Johnson. An Opinium poll published over the weekend found that less than a quarter of the public thinks Corbyn is “trustworthy” — a lower share than Johnson — and 36 per cent find him principled, the same
Deadly violence has been taking a heavy toll on civilians in Afghanistan despite the ongoing peace negotiations and that’s not acceptable. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has in its latest report stated that more civilians were killed by Afghan and international coalition forces in the first half of this
A cunning rat leaves a sinking ship. Yet it’s a striking feature of today’s Conservative Party that so many are scrabbling to stay aboard their listing vessel instead. Amber Rudd and the ever versatile Matt Hancock have even converted to the cause of a crash-out Brexit, despite previously warning it would be the economic equivalent of scuttling your own fleet at Scarpa Flow.
It is a step in the right direction by Imran Khan’s government to allow dual nationals to contest elections (“Pakistan decides to allow dual nationals to contest elections,” July 27, Gulf Today). It is good news that the Pakistan government has decided to allow dual-national Pakistanis to contest elections in Pakistan. Special Assistant to the Premier
Former Vice President Joe Biden is trying to reassure voters. Like former President Obama, he is promising that “If you like your health plan, your employer-based plan, you can keep it.” Don’t bet on it. Some presidential candidates support directly outlawing private health plans, and replacing them with a single-payer, government-run health plan.