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Obama meets with teen climate activist Greta Thunberg: ‘You and me, we’re a team’

Obama meets with teen climate activist Greta Thunberg: ‘You and me, we’re a team’

Former President Barack Obama on Monday met with Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg as part of her visit to Washington, DC, to promote environmental issues. “Just 16, @GretaThunberg is already one of our planet’s greatest advocates,” Obama tweeted after his meeting with Thunberg. “Recognizing that her generation will bear the brunt of climate change,…MORE

Trump’s NAFTA replacement isn’t enough for striking auto workers

Trump’s NAFTA replacement isn’t enough for striking auto workers

President Donald Trump has hardly weighed in on the strike at General Motors, instead offering his own US-Mexico-Canada Agreement as a remedy for what’s ailing the auto industry — but the prospect of the much-touted deal doesn’t seem to have convinced workers that their jobs won’t move to Mexico. Nearly 50,000 workers were off the…MORE

Trump’s California trip marked by pair of clashes

Trump’s California trip marked by pair of clashes

Even before President Donald Trump arrived in California on Tuesday, his administration issued yet another pre-emptive strike at the state that likes to pride itself as the center of the resistance to his agenda. Following vague threats that his administration might seek to commandeer what Trump views as the state’s feckless response to its homeless…MORE

US prepared to exchange ambassadors with Belarus after years of tensions

US prepared to exchange ambassadors with Belarus after years of tensions

The United States is prepared to exchange ambassadors with Belarus, a top-ranking State Department official announced Tuesday — a significant step in thawing relations between the two countries. “It is my honor to announce that we are prepared to exchange ambassadors as the next step in normalizing our relationship,” Undersecretary for Political Affairs David Hale…MORE

Congress weighs response to attacks on Saudi oil facilities

Congress weighs response to attacks on Saudi oil facilities

A few days after the Abqaiq and the Khurais oil facilities in Saudi Arabia were attacked, members of Congress sought information about the culprit and debated whether US military action would be necessary. Vice President Mike Pence told a group of Republican senators at lunch Tuesday in the Capitol that the US goal is to…MORE

New mural of Ruth Bader Ginsburg pops up in Washington

New mural of Ruth Bader Ginsburg pops up in Washington

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stands two stories tall in a new mural unveiled Monday on historic U Street in northwest Washington, DC. The Supreme Court justice is depicted wearing a signature decorative collar over her judicial robe, standing tall and smiling on the side of the red building. Birds are painted around her…MORE

Lewandowski calls Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s questioning ‘just a rant’

Lewandowski calls Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s questioning ‘just a rant’

President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski called a Democratic lawmaker’s questioning “just a rant” in a contentious back and forth during the House Judiciary Committee’s first official hearing on possible impeachment. During her questioning Tuesday, Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee asked Lewandowski about an alleged interaction between him and Trump outlined in the…MORE

Corey Lewandowski is trolling to please Donald Trump

Corey Lewandowski is trolling to please Donald Trump

Within the first five minutes of Corey Lewandowski’s “testimony” in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, it became crystal clear what Donald Trump’s former campaign manager was up to: trolling to please his old boss. Lewandowski’s opening statement resembled nothing so much as a greatest hits recital of Trump’s tweets on the subject…MORE