Michelle Obama Launches College Success Video Series for Millennials

Former first lady Michelle Obama announced a new higher education initiative on Instagram Tuesday that seeks to help young people achieve success in college. Obama said in a video message her new series, which she is working on in partnership with Reach Higher – an effort she founded during the Obama presidency – is focused on helping students get into and make it through college. Through...

In 2020, we need to think of a #UN for the 21st Century

In recent years, it has become commonplace to criticise the United Nations for failing to do enough to safeguard human rights or secure global peace – writes Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan The UN has not been effective in resolving major intractable issues whether Israel-Palestine, or more recent conflicts, like Syria, or the treatment of the Rohingya and Uighur peoples. The failure of the most...

If Boris Doesn’t Tackle the Reds Running Education, Conservatism Is Toast

My biggest disappointment with the British general election result is that it has denied us the exquisite pleasure of watching young Corbyn voters being reduced to eating their household pets. Had Jeremy Corbyn’s Marxists won — as so many 18-24-year-old voters hoped — it would, of course, have been a disaster for Britain. But at least it would have proved a salutary lesson to all those...

Trump accuses Democrats of ‘trivializing impeachment’ after vote on articles

Trump spoke just about an hour after the House Judiciary Committee voted. December 13, 2019, 8:30 PM8 min read Just about an hour after the House Judiciary Committee Friday approved two articles of impeachment against him, President Donald Trump accused them of "trivializing" the constitutional process for political gain. Before a meeting with Paraguay's president at the White House, Trump told...

Boris Johnson delivers majority as he wins election for Tories

BORIS Johnson delivered a majority as he won the election for the Tories. The PM led his party to a 326-seat win while Jeremy Corbyn suffered a disastrous night for Labour. Mr Corbyn announced he would quit as leader while Jo Swinson failed to win her own seat. Follow our General Election 2019 live blog below for the latest exit poll, results, news and updates......

Democrat: Picture Zelensky’s 15-Year-Old Daughter Duct-Taped in Trump’s Basement

Rep. Hank Johnson (R-GA) conjured a bizarre image during Thursday’s debate in the House Judiciary Committee hearing on articles of impeachment: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s daughter duct-taped in President Donald Trump’s basement. Johnson, together with Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) and other Democrats on the committee, tried to push back against Zelensky’s public claims that he...

Jane Philpott forbidden from paid work with Ontario First Nation due to ethics law – National

The federal ethics law has put a crimp in Jane Philpott’s plan to put her experience as a former minister of health and Indigenous services to work for the benefit of a northern Ontario First Nation.Just two weeks ago, Philpott announced that she was taking on a new role as special health adviser to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, which comprises 49 remote communities in northwestern Ontario.READ...

General election 2019: voters queue for ‘most important poll in a generation’ – live news | Politics

Conservative ad telling voters they are in “one of 9 constituencies” required to get Brexit done Photograph: Facebook The Tories are sending targeted ads from the PM to voters in specific constituencies saying their seat is “one of the nine seats needed to Get Brexit Done” ... but they are sending them out to dozens of constituencies. The adverts have been posted to voters in more than...

James defends controversial cash cow, a tax geared to beef up rentals

Finance Minister Carole James was unable to provide rental numbers, but the NDP's controversial speculation and vacancy tax is expected to swell the provincial treasury by $185 million a year, or more than half a billion dollars over the three-year fiscal plan. Don Craig VICTORIA — With the NDP approaching the second anniversary of its speculation tax, Finance Minister Carole James decided it...

DOJ watchdog defends Russia investigation report against AG Barr’s criticism

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Wednesday faced tough questioning from lawmakers on both sides of the Senate Judiciary Committee about his nearly 500-page report examining the origins of the Russia investigation. In his opening statement, Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., in remarks directed at Horowitz, lambasted the FBI's handling of the probe.Sen. Lindsey Graham...