Former pro-democracy lawmakers arrested in Hong Kong

The pro-democracy camp has in recent months accused the Hong Kong government and the central Chinese government in Beijing of tightening control over the semi-autonomous Chinese territory in response to demands for more democracy. They say authorities are destroying the autonomy promised to the city, a global financial center with greater freedoms than mainland China. … Leer más

How to make a gov't in 4,000 easy steps

The 2020 presidential transition is one of the most consequential transfers of power in American history: Covid-19 is raging, Joe Biden still isn’t receiving classified information as prez-elect, and Donald Trump hasn’t conceded the election. POLITICO Transition Playbook author Alex Thompson demystifies the process with host Scott Bland and talks about some of the frontrunners in Joe Biden’s cabinet. Subscribe … Leer más

Corey Lewandowski tests positive for coronavirus

A Republican National committee spokesperson also confirmed Thursday that Richard Walters, the party organization’s chief of staff, had tested positive, as well. Walters did not attend the election night party. Lewandowski’s diagnosis comes after reports within the past week that White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson … Leer más

Newsom issues new pardons, commutations and medical reprieves

The details: To date, Newsom has granted a total of 63 pardons and 78 commutations while in office, but these represent the first reprieves granted during his administration, spokesperson Jesse Melgar said. The grants from Newsom went to people who “have participated in a range of rehabilitative programs and have demonstrated their transformation,» his office … Leer más

Ronna McDaniel expected to stay on as RNC chair

“I am pleased to announce that I have given my full support and endorsement to Ronna McDaniel to continue heading the Republican National Committee (RNC). With 72 MILLION votes, we received more votes than any sitting President in U.S. history – and we will win!” Trump wrote on Twitter. The 47-year-old McDaniel is also expected … Leer más

Trump fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper

Esper and Trump have clashed over a number of issues, especially the president’s threat to use active-duty troops to quash civil unrest. Esper became defense secretary in July 2019, after Trump’s intended nominee for the job, then-acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan, withdrew from consideration amid personal issues involving his former wife and children. Trump’s first … Leer más