House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came to the Monitor Breakfast Wednesday with a prop and a policy agenda to promote. The prop was a sheet titled “McConnell’s Graveyard,” and depicted nine tombstones, each representing Democratic House bills that the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says will not be voted on in his chamber. Why is Speaker Pelosi helping promote Senator McConnell’s message, that he’s the “Grim Reaper” for Democratic legislation?
There was a point in Tasmida’s decade-plus-long odyssey from persecution in Myanmar to a cramped, stifling refugee camp along a sewage ditch in southeast Delhi when the aspiring human rights lawyer almost gave up. “After we arrived in Delhi there was a time when I felt no hope.
When prop-maker Terry Yim joined up with throngs of marchers in Hong Kong on Sunday, he brought a homemade accessory: a pumpkin-sized likeness of Carrie Lam, the city’s unpopular chief executive, complete with tidy short hair and spectacles. For weeks, Hong Kong residents have rallied against a proposed extradition law in mostly peaceful protests. Indeed, much of the semi-autonomous city snapped this month when Mrs. Lam tried to rush through a bill that would allow certain criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial, among other places with which Hong Kong does not have an extradition agreement.
At his reelection kickoff rally last night in Orlando, Florida, President Donald Trump criticized the “Fake News” media and the “witch hunt” Mueller investigation. “Trump rallies are in some ways like going to hear the Grateful Dead. You get to hear the songs you want to hear, and he always plays the greatest hits,” commented NPR’s Tamara Keith on the PBS NewsHour.