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CNN's Zakaria Suggests Terror Threat 'Trivial' in US

Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's New Day to talk about his CNN special on President Barack Obama, CNN's Fareed Zakaria dismissively suggested that the number of people killed by terrorism in the U.S. in the past decade is "trivial,"...Show More Summary

Impeachment day for S. Korea's president

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye woke Friday to what could effectively be her final day in office, with parliament set to vote on an impeachment motion triggered by a devastating political scandal. If the motion is adopted, it would result in the immediate suspension of Park's substantial executive powers and their transfer to her prime minister. Show More Summary

Who Will Save Us Now?

A blank stare was all that could be seen across my face. I had been glued to my TV on Election Day watching the results. Now, as the night wore on, I realized my hopes were fading fast that Hillary Clinton would win the presidency. At around 11PM, I turned off CNN and sat there in my dimly lit room. Show More Summary

Underdog uprising: from security guards to presidents

10 hours agoNews : World News Blog

Ghana’s opposition leader has already claimed a “famous and historic” victory in today’s presidential elections, even though there won’t be any official results for at least two days. But the success of Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow – who worked as a security guard in North London – has provided something of a role model…

Protests in Park City: Sundance Crowd May Oppose Inauguration

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, some attendees are planning to express their worldviews through methods beyond cinematic art. If you can’t guess what’s in store, maybe this will help: the festival begins the day before President Trump’s inauguration. And lots of progressives attend. (Read: protests.)

In the last century, only one US president has sent his kids to DC public schools

In November, President-elect Trump and his wife Melania announced that the family will keep their son Barron enrolled in his New York City-based day school rather than moving to Washington, DC right away. Barron attends Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

“I find myself embarrassed by the nature of the way in which this campaign was conducted. So much for the shining city on the hill.” — Vice President Joe Biden, quoted by CNN.

Why U.S. Progressives Should Become Friends Of Taiwan

As a dual citizen of the United States and Taiwan, I’ve been spending a lot of time in the last few days contextualizing for my American friends the controversy behind Donald Trump’s recent call with President Tsai Ing-Wen of Taiwan. I...Show More Summary

How To Survive The Pre-Trump Holidays: DO's And DON'T's For The Next 43 Days

One month ago, Donald J. Trump won 80,000 more votes in a few states that gave him the needed margin for a likely Electoral College victory. Unless something dramatic happens in the next several weeks, he will become the 45th President...Show More Summary

Why Blue States Are the Real ‘Tea Party’

New York Times op-ed: Why Blue States Are the Real ‘Tea Party’, by Steven Johnson: When the modern Tea Party movement coalesced in the early days of the Obama presidency, its allusion to the political grievances of the protesters in Boston Harbor a couple of hundred years earlier seemed plausible...

‘That Was a Tough Day’: CNN’s Bakari Sellers Breaks Down Recalling Obama’s Charleston Eulogy

13 hours agoNews : Mediaite

During a panel discussion last night on CNN, political commentator Bakari Sellers got pretty emotional while attempting to talk about last year's eulogy delivered by President Barack Obama in Charleston following the mass shooting at a black church.

Turkey Maneuvers to Escape Its Dollar Trap

In Turkey, patriotism appears to be running deeper than a profit motive. A number of major Turkish companies in the past few days have announced that they will heed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's behest announced Friday to convert...

Trump could essentially erase Obama's presidency on his first day in office

14 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

It sounds like President-elect Donald Trump is going to have quite the busy day on Jan. 21. Judging by Trump's video message on Nov. 21, his October 2016 "Contract with the American voter" and the pledges he made while campaigning, Donald...Show More Summary

Capital Journal Daybreak: The Trump Transition, More

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: President Barack Obama has meetings at the White House. Mr. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend the congressional ball at the White House at 6:35 p.m. Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the inaugural Sidley Austin forum on “A New American Political System?” at the […]

Obama is rushing to Trump-proof the White House

Since Election Day, President Barack Obama has appointed 56 people to boards, commissions and offices in the hopes that they remain in those posts for years to come. He has … Click to Continue »

When Did Billy Eichner Become a Total Hunk?

One day, everything seems normal. The next, the ice caps started to melt, we’ve elected a reality star to the presidency, and celebrities you had not considered to be sex symbols are appearing on billboards wrapped in a mic cord that is tight in all the right places. The celebrity ... More »

What would victory for Assad in Aleppo mean for the Syrian civil war?

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said a victory Aleppo will be a "huge step" toward the end of the civil war. Independent journalist Anna Day has covered the war in Syria extensively and joined CBSN from Beirut, Lebanon

Does Bush-Era Protest Music Still Hold Up?

15 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

The day after Donald Trump won the presidency, New Yorkers filled the subway tunnel beneath 14th Street with wall-to-wall post-it notes. The notes contained messages of support, despair and catharsis. One anonymous person scribbled the...Show More Summary

The Latest: Finland president has telephone chat with Trump

The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 10:35 a.m. Another day, another telephone conversation with a foreign leader for President-elect Donald Trump. This time it's Finland's president, Sauli … Click to Continue...

Philippines' Duterte says no plot to unseat vice president

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday vowed to retain the country's vice president until her term ends, just days after she resigned from the cabinet, complaining of a "plot to steal" her position.

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