Category: Politics


Review: Nile Rodgers returns with Chic to make us boogie

Nile Rodgers & Chic, “It’s About Time” (Virgin EMI) The cover of the new Chic album might be familiar. Does anyone else vaguely recognize the image of two models gazing seductively into the camera fiddling about with whistles? For those old enough to know, it’s the promise of boogie. A similar magazine cover-inspired photo graced […]

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Pope acknowledges China bishop deal will cause suffering

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that his landmark deal with China over bishop nominations will cause suffering among the underground faithful. But he said that he takes full responsibility and that he — and not Beijing — will have the ultimate say over naming new bishops. Francis provided the first […]

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Schumer: McConnell Should ‘Apologize’ to Ford ‘Immediately’

Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) owed an apology to Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court associate justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Schumer was referencing McConnell’s comments Monday on the Senate floor accusing Senate Democrats of aiding in a “smear campaign” against Supreme […]

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Dianne Feinstein: ‘I Have No Way of Knowing’ if Ford Will Testify Thursday

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said Tuesday she does not know if California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford — who recently brought forth an allegation of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — will testify Thursday. Asked whether she expects Ford to testify before the Senate Judicial Committee Thursday if outside counsel is slated to ask […]

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Russian Pussy Riot activist conscious after poisoning

MOSCOW (AP) — A member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot said Tuesday he’s recovering after two weeks in intensive care for a suspected poisoning while a fellow activist suggested he could have been targeted for looking into the killings of Russian journalists in Africa. Pyotr Verzilov has been at Berlin’s Charite hospital since […]

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