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“This is a president declaring himself above the law”: A former ethics chief on Trump’s dangerous new era

“This is a president declaring himself above the law”: A former ethics chief on...

On Thursday — just eight days after his impeachment acquittal — President Donald Trump made a spectacle out of the very type of conduct that got him impeached in the first place. Trump implicitly linked the possible end of punitive travel restrictions the federal government took against citizens of New York with the state’s Gov.…
The next president can force the financial sector to take climate change seriously

The next president can force the financial sector to take climate change seriously

A growing chorus of voices is warning that the financial system — big banks, insurers, and other asset managers — is highly vulnerable to climate change. As Mark Carney, head of the Bank of England, explained in a 2018 speech, climate change threatens financial stability in three ways. First, there are the rising physical risks…
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, an opponent of Beijing, has won reelection

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, an opponent of Beijing, has won reelection

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has won reelection in this Saturday’s elections. She received 57 percent of the vote, to her chief rival’s 38 percent, in a victory that had a lot to do with China, and the continuing upheaval in Hong Kong. “Taiwan is showing the world how much we cherish our free democratic way…
Vox Sentences: The president’s offenses

Vox Sentences: The president’s offenses

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Impeachment rolls onward Next week, the House Judiciary Committee is expected to draft impeachment charges against President Trump. [USA…
Joe Sestak, former congressman and admiral, ends his bid for president

Joe Sestak, former congressman and admiral, ends his bid for president

Joe Sestak, a former admiral and Pennsylvania congressman, has dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary. He exited thanking his supporters in a statement, writing, “I could never pay enough for what I experienced, and the men and women I met. ... I will miss the opportunities I had in experiencing America in such a…
Tom Steyer’s impeachment group is missing its big moment because he’s running for president

Tom Steyer’s impeachment group is missing its big moment because he’s running for president

Billionaire Tom Steyer put nearly two years and millions of dollars into gathering support for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. And now that impeachment is here, he’s running for president — and the group he founded to spearhead the movement is a skeleton of what it once was. In October 2017, Steyer launched Need to Impeach,…
Michael Bloomberg is finally officially running for president

Michael Bloomberg is finally officially running for president

Michael Bloomberg has finally decided to run for president, after a years-long game of will-he-or-won’t-he. On Sunday, the 77-year-old billionaire philanthropist, media magnate, and former New York City mayor officially announced he will campaign to win the White House in the Democratic primary. Earlier this month, rumblings began that Bloomberg would finally pull the trigger…
Bolivia’s interim government names former President Evo Morales a “terrorist”

Bolivia’s interim government names former President Evo Morales a “terrorist”

The interior minister of Bolivia’s interim government has called for Evo Morales, Bolivia’s former leftist president who has lived in exile in Mexico for nearly two weeks, to be imprisoned for the rest of his life. Citing unverified audio recordings of Morales allegedly directing supporters to economically “strangle” Bolivian cities with roadblocks, Interior Minister Arturo…
Amazon lost a $10 billion Pentagon contract to Microsoft. Now it’s blaming President Trump directly.

Amazon lost a $10 billion Pentagon contract to Microsoft. Now it’s blaming President Trump...

The world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, is taking on the world’s most powerful. Amazon on Friday filed a legal challenge to the Department of Defense’s surprise decision to award a hard-fought $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft last month, and notified the Court of Federal Claims that it plans to use two videos of President…
Michael Bloomberg is probably definitely going to run for president

Michael Bloomberg is probably definitely going to run for president

It looks like Michael Bloomberg is running for president after all. The 77-year-old billionaire philanthropist, media magnate, and former New York City mayor hasn’t officially announced that he plans to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for the White House, but all signs point to that being the case. On Thursday, he filed paperwork with the…

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