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The Little-Known Story of 19th-Century America’s Partisan Warfare

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | April 27, 2021, 10:43 a.m. Nearly every day while writing my new book, The Age of Acrimony: How American’s Fought to Fix Their Democracy, I would walk across the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to my office at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. I’d pass tourists......

Ritchie Torres represents America’s poorest congressional district. He’s on a mission to save public housing.

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Ritchie Torres already made history in 2013, when he became the youngest member of the New York City Council at 25. In 2021 he did it again becoming the first openly gay Afro-Latino person elected to Congress. Before getting here,......

Graham denies systemic racism exists in US and says ‘America’s not a racist country’

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Citing the elections of former President Barack Obama, who is African American, and Vice President Kamala Harris, who is both Black and South Asian, Graham told Fox News that “our systems are not racist. America’s not a racist country,”......

AT&T beats revenue, wireless subscribers estimates

Reuters
April 22 (Reuters) – AT&T Inc’s wireless subscriber additions more than doubled first-quarter estimates, as the reopening of the U.S. economy after months of pandemic-led restrictions boosted its smartphone sales and media business, pushing revenue past Street targets. The company said on Thursday it added 595,000 net wireless phone subscribers......

AOC jumps to conclusions on Chicago shooting — yet again fueling the flames of America’s divisions

NYPost
Post Editorial Board “The prosecutor did not ‘make an error.’ He lied,” New York’s Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told the world. Except she was again jumping to conclusions. She was reacting to a video released by Chicago’s left-wing district attorney that seems to show a cop shooting Adam Toledo, 13,......

Analysis: A stunning visualization of America’s mass shooting problem

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Yes, you read that right. The 45th mass shooting in America since March 16. (CNN defines a mass shooting as when four or more people — excluding the gunman — are wounded or killed.) Here’s what that looks like......

Economy far from central bank’s goals but outlook brightening, Fed’s Mester says

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Loretta Mester speaks in London, Britain, July 2, 2019. REUTERS/Marc Jones/File Photo (Reuters) -The U.S. economy still has a long way to go to fully recover from the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which hit minorities and people with lower levels of......

Senate votes to confirm Mallory to lead White House environmental council

Reuters
WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate voted 53-45 to confirm Brenda Mallory as head of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), a key role that is central to federal environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects and coordinating the administration’s environmental justice and climate change policies. Mallory......

‘It is time to end America’s longest war’ — Biden announces U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he will withdraw U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan by September 11, ending America’s role in what has become its longest war. The removal of approximately 3,000 American servicemembers coincides with the 20th......

Afghanistan: Biden to call for end to ‘America’s longest war’

BBC
“We cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in Afghanistan hoping to create the ideal conditions for our withdrawal, expecting a different result,” Mr Biden, the fourth president to oversee the war, will say in his speech. BBC – For more and to sign up click......

Iran’s Rouhani says 60% enrichment is an answer to attack at Natanz site

Reuters
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s move to enrich uranium up to 60% purity is a response to the sabotage at its key nuclear facility, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, adding the Islamic Republic had no intention of building a nuclear weapon. FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting......

Biden’s risky decision to end America’s longest war gives him a chance to refocus US foreign policy

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Biden administration officials said Tuesday that the President has ordered the remaining 2,500 or so troops in the country to begin a drawdown before May 1 and that all should be gone by the 20th anniversary of the 9/11......

Taliban, Afghan government to attend peace talks in Turkey April 24

Reuters
ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will host a major summit on Afghanistan’s peace process in Istanbul from April 24 to May 4, its foreign ministry said on Tuesday, adding representatives from the Taliban and Afghan government would both attend the talks. The meeting includes the United Nations and Qatar as part......

U.S. expresses support for Japan’s release of Fukushima nuclear plant water

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The storage tanks for treated water are seen at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan March 1, 2021. REUTERS/Sakura Murakami TOKYO (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday said Japan “appears to have adopted an approach in accordance with globally accepted......

U.S. was not involved in Iran nuclear site incident: White House

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States was not involved in any attack on Iran’s key Natanz nuclear site and has no comment on speculation about the cause of the incident, the White House said on Monday. Reporting by Nandita Bose and Trevor Hunnicutt Source – For more click here To......

Business sentiment improves as firms look past pandemic, Bank of Canada says

Reuters
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Business sentiment in Canada continues to improve and many firms consider the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic behind them, though the outlook remains challenging for high-contact services, a Bank of Canada survey showed on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured outside the Bank of Canada building......

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