Category politics

See Who’s Getting Paid During The Government Shutdown

President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress continue to get paid even though their inability to fund the government caused the third shutdown in a year. That’s because the Constitution requires it, according to the National Constitution Center. Congress, the president and the Supreme Court all receive “a compensation” that cannot be raised or lowered […]

Israel’s Parliament Formally Votes To Dissolve Government

Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, voted Wednesday night to dissolve the government, triggering early elections scheduled for early April, nearly eight months earlier than required by law. “The bill, which passed by a vote of 102-2 in its third (final) reading, also sets early elections for April 9, 2019,” the Knesset’s website posted. Minister Yariv Levin, […]

Breaking News: After Trump’s Visit, Iraqi Lawmakers Demand U.S. Withdrawal

Iraqi lawmakers Thursday demanded U.S. forces leave the country in the wake of a surprise visit by President Donald Trump that politicians denounced as arrogant and a violation of Iraqi sovereignty. Politicians from both blocs of Iraq’s divided Parliament called for a vote to expel U.S. troops and promised to schedule an extraordinary session to debate the […]

Pakistani Politician Syed Ali Raza Abidi Shot Dead

A senior member of a major Pakistani political party has been shot dead. Syed Ali Raza Abidi, 46, was targeted by attackers outside his home in Karachi on Christmas day, police say. Mr Abidi previously led the secular Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), but resigned from the party in September for “personal reasons.” The murder comes […]

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Go on Vacation During Shutdown

Today marks the fifth day of the partial government shutdown set in place by President Trump who hopes to secure funds for his border wall. With legislators failing to reach a compromise, a resolution is nowhere in sight. In midst of the crisis, White House advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner surprised many by going […]

Breaking News: Donald & Melania Trump Make Surprise Visit To US Troops In Iraq

President Trump used the cover of the partial government shutdown to slip off to visit US troops in Iraq. Trump and first lady Melania Trump met with military personnel on Wednesday at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq, according to photos from Reuters. His whereabouts sparked speculation about what Trump was up to because he […]

Russia Tells US Not To Interfere In Saudi Crown Prince MBS Becoming King

Russia is going to bat for Mohammad bin Salman after the young Saudi Crown Prince came under fire for the murder of a Saudi journalist in Turkey. Russia’s deputy foreign minister and Middle East envoy Mikhail Bogdanov warned on Tuesday that the U.S. should not try to influence the line of succession in Saudi Arabia, and […]