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Yes, Trump Is Weak. So Is Congress.

That nothing of the sort has happened suggests that Mr. Trump is far from the whole story of contemporary Washington’s debilitation. His weakness has shed light on Congress’s weakness, and should force legislators to face some tough questions about the state of their own institution. Our Constitution puts Congress first, and its framers expected legislators […]

Facebook races to wipe out election meddling before 2018 midterms

CLOSE With terrorist recruitment and Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race in the spotlight, Senate lawmakers grilled executives with Facebook, YouTube and Twitter on their companies efforts to keep America safe. (Jan. 17) AP Voters arrive Aug. 15, 2017, at Vaughn Park Church of Christ in Montgomery, Ala., to vote in the primary election […]

Trudeau in Switzerland this week to pitch Canadian investments to corporate leaders

By Melanie MarquisThe Canadian Press Mon., Jan. 22, 2018 ZURICH—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Switzerland on Monday to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he will try to persuade the world’s richest to invest in Canada and to respect women’s and workers’ rights. The prime minister’s agenda for the event includes bilateral […]

Political parties begin local body poll work

Chennai: Political functionaries of both ruling AIADMK and opposition DMK have started work related to local body polls. State election commission had also invited suggestions from political parties on ongoing delimitation exercise. In Chennai, majority of the former councillors have also began their meetings with the ward and zonal secretaries. In the wake of performance […]

Hurry up, German conservative urges Social Democrats on coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) – A leading member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives has urged Social Democrats (SPD) to finish coalition talks within two to three weeks, warning that Germans were losing trust in democracy after months without a new government. Volker Kauder, who leads conservatives in parliament, rejected calls by Martin Schulz, the embattled leader of […]

Texas Craft Brewers Guild forms political action committee

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild on Monday announced the launch of a political action committee, a sign the state’s craft brewing industry is maturing. The Texas Craft Brewers Guild’s CraftPAC will use monetary contributions from brewers and consumers to support legislation, legislative candidates and other political initiatives they say will benefit the industry’s continued growth. […]

Edgemoor criticized KCI robocalls while launching its own phone campaign

It turns out Edgemoor was making robocalls, too. Geoffrey Stricker, Edgemoor Infrastructure’s managing director, told The Star Monday that the company paid for a “small robocall initiative” last week, aimed at Kansas City voters. The call urged recipients to contact the City Council and support an agreement for the firm to develop a new terminal […]