President Trump Donald Trump Donald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' Schiff sees challenges for intel committee, community in Trump's shadow McConnell says he'd back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee MORE is preparing to issue dozens of pardons before President-elect Joe Biden Joe Biden Biden 'disappointed' in Senate parliamentarian ruling but 'respects' decision Taylor Swift celebrates House passage of Equality Act Donald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' MORE is sworn in at noon on Wednesday, with the big question being whether Trump will preemptively pardon himself before he leaves office. Trump has been meeting with son-in-law Jared Kushner Jared Corey Kushner Biden to speak with Saudi king 'soon' as pressure builds for Khashoggi report Biden to speak with Saudi king ahead of Khashoggi report: report Former Trump officials eye bids for political office … [Read more...] about Pardon talk intensifies as Trump approaches final 24 hours in office
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Officers in the U.S. Park Police (USPP) will start wearing body cameras this year, the National Park Service announced Thursday. The agency said in a statement that its new chief Pamela Smith will start a body camera program for the park police in San Francisco within 90 days and that the program will be “implemented across the country” by the end of the year. Smith, who starts as USPP chief on Sunday, will be the first African American woman to hold its top job, the agency said in a statement. ADVERTISEMENT The body camera announcement comes as the agency has faced scrutiny over uses of force, particularly following a 2017 shooting death and the agency’s involvement in clearing protestors near the White House last year. The announcement also comes following a nationwide reckoning on policy brutality following the killing in Minneapolis of George Floyd by police. “Body-worn cameras are good for the public and good for our officers, which is why I am prioritizing … [Read more...] about U.S. Park Police to start wearing body cameras
Stepping back for a moment from the tension between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia over the role of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi , what are the fundamentals of the relations between our nation and theirs? What should they be, and what could they be? For decades, defining the relationship boiled down to the simple adage of oil for security: “You supply the world with oil. We will provide you with security.” In those days, the threats to the kingdom came from the Arab nationalism of former president Gamal Abdel Nasser’s Egypt, Iraq and Syria, rather than Iran, then still ruled by Mohammad Reza Shah. Things changed with the 1973 Yom Kippur War and the Arab oil embargo , which prompted a dramatic price increase. (The architect, Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani, died this week .) We quickly learned that the oil part of the deal meant “oil at reasonable prices,” and there was little agreement on the definition of … [Read more...] about For better or worse: Which way will US-Saudi relations go under Biden?
The last 11 months could have been so different. Imagine we had clear plans in place for last-mile vaccination, persuasive communications to explain its value and strategies to distribute these life-saving drugs equitably. For me — for all public health emergency response professionals — the tragedy of COVID-19 is that this alternate reality was entirely possible . We have worked enough public health emergencies over the last 20 years to know that the lessons we are learning the hard way now, have been learned and forgotten over and over again. How is it possible, you might ask, that our public health system has forgotten crucial information about managing pandemics? After all, airline accidents kill far fewer people, yet the National Transportation Safety Board is there to learn their lessons. Similar programs exist to lower crime rates , improve education and improve population health . ADVERTISEMENT But unlike many in the … [Read more...] about Lessons from past public health emergencies could have saved 2020
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