Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Sept. 21, 2019, 11:00 AM UTC By The Democratic presidential nomination was open, and it was the vice president's turn — at long last. His loyalty to the administration was unquestionable, his credentials were unimpeachable and his politics aligned with the dominant forces within the party. There was no glaring reason for Democrats not to turn to him, except for this: He was old. This was in 1952, more than a half-century ago, when Alben W. Barkley, Harry's Truman's 74-year-old vice president, came to the Chicago convention convinced that his moment at the top of the ticket was finally at hand, only to be greeted by union leaders who had the power to thwart him and who'd decided to do just that. "We can't sell Barkley to labor,” one of them announced, "not because of his record, but because of his age." And that was that. … [Read more...] about Is America ready for an 80-year-old commander in chief?
MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Kazakhstan have detained 57 protesters taking part in unsanctioned rallies organized by an opposition movement banned by the government. Videos posted on social media suggested the turnout was small — perhaps a few hundred demonstrators — and police vastly outnumbered those who took part in the rally. Arrests appeared to be indiscriminate. One video showed police detaining a mother and her three children as they made their way to a shop. At least 50 people were arrested in the run-up to Saturday's protest as the government seeks to clamp down on dissent. The rallies were organized by Kazakhstan's Democratic Choice, outlawed as an extremist group. Its leader, fugitive oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, lives in France and is wanted in Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine for alleged embezzlement of $5 billion. Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. × … [Read more...] about At least 57 arrested in Kazakh anti-government protests
“I don’t think that [Edward] Snowden was a patriot,” Barack Obama said in 2013 after the former NSA contractor leaked revelations of mass surveillance to a small group of journalists.Obama’s argument then—one that has been made many times since—was that Snowden had legal channels available to him to address his concerns, which would have protected the classified information in his leaks and, by extension, U.S. national security. In particular, Obama said, Snowden could have made use of formal whistleblower procedures within the U.S. government. “I signed an executive order well before Mr. Snowden leaked this information that provided whistleblower protection to the intelligence community,” Obama said. “So there were other avenues available for somebody whose conscience was stirred and thought that they needed to question government actions.”The idea that Snowden’s specific revelations could have been addressed in this … [Read more...] about The Problem With the Whistleblower System
Donald Trump will miss key climate summit talks at the United Nations on Monday in favour of chairing his own meeting on religious freedom, according to a UN official. The move is the latest indication the president has little interest in addressing climate change despite vast global climate protests, including 800 events held in the US. At the UN meeting next week, 60 representatives from around the world – including the UK prime minister – are set to be making pledges on climate action. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now A senior official confirmed to The Guardian the US president had booked a large meeting room relatively last minute on the same day for an event called Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom. Mr Trump has a poor record when it comes to the environment and has previously … [Read more...] about Trump snubs major climate crisis talks at UN summit
She has been caught in the crossfire of the now-infamous TOWIE-olive row. Yet Chloe Meadows looked to be putting the drama behind her on Saturday as she was seen chilling out poolside during the cast trip to Marbella. The blonde beauty, 27, looked stunning in a barely-there patterned bikini as she kicked back just days after she locked horns with Olivia Attwood, while supporting her pals Courtney Green and Amber Turner. Busty babe: Yet Chloe Meadows looked to be putting the drama behind her on Saturday as she was seen chilling out poolside during the cast trip to Marbella Chloe looked phenomenal as she kicked back in her sizzling two-piece which made the most of her eye-popping cleavage and taut stomach. While she was sitting by the pool, it seems she had no intentions of taking a dip in the water as she boasted flawless hair and make-up. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next TOWIE SPOILER: Yazmin Oukhellou continues to struggle with... … [Read more...] about TOWIE’s Chloe Meadows shows off her sensational curves