POLITICS | Pompeo Says State Dept. Watchdog Should Have Been Fired ‘Some Time Ago’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday decline to say why he recommended firing the State Department’s inspector general, but added he should have done it earlier and rejected claims his decision was motivated by political retaliation. Congressional aides said Steve Linick, the inspector general, was probing whether Pompeo misused a taxpayer-fund … Continue reading POLITICS | Pompeo Says State Dept. Watchdog Should Have Been Fired ‘Some Time Ago’

POLITICS | Trump Says He Is Considering Restoring Some Funding To WHO, No Decision Made

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday his administration was considering numerous proposal about the World Health Organization, including one in which Washington would pay about 10% of its former level. In a posting on Twitter, Trump underscored that no final decision had been made and that U.S. funding for the global health … Continue reading POLITICS | Trump Says He Is Considering Restoring Some Funding To WHO, No Decision Made

POLITICS | In Leaked Call, Obama Describes Trump Handling Of Virus As Chaotic

RIYADH|SAUDI ARABIA – Former President Barack Obama described President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as ‘chaotic’ in a conference call with former members of his administration, a source said on Saturday. Obama has largely kept out of the fray even as Trump has blamed him and his Democratic administration for a variety of … Continue reading POLITICS | In Leaked Call, Obama Describes Trump Handling Of Virus As Chaotic

POLITICS | Barack Obama Endorses Joe Biden For President

Former President Barack Obama has endorsed Joe Biden, as the Democratic Party unities around the presumptive nominee and looks toward the general election. Obama’s endorsement, via video, comes a day after Biden’s last remaining rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, give his endorsement in a livestream chat. ‘Choosing Joe to be my Vice President was one of … Continue reading POLITICS | Barack Obama Endorses Joe Biden For President