European Union too slow to help Belarus, Lithuania says

The crisis in Belarus, which erupted after President Alexander Lukashenko won an August 9 election and brutally cracked down on subsequent protests, has divided the EU. Some member countries, especially Belarus’ immediate neighbors Lithuania and Poland, are pushing for a more vigorous response from Brussels, backing Belarusian opposition calls for a new election and the … Leer más

Richard Grenell claims he watched Trump ‘charm’ Germany’s Merkel

Grenell attempted to turn on its head Democrats’ criticism of Trump’s foreign policy as “nationalist,” noting that “The D.C. crowd thinks when they call Donald Trump a nationalist, they’re insulting him.” “As if the American president isn’t supposed to base foreign policy on America’s national interests,” Grenell said. Grenell derided the Obama administration’s decision to … Leer más

Police decertification bill amended after discussions with Newsom administration

Impact: The fact that the bill is still taking amendments suggests it is very much alive despite never being heard in committee with less than two weeks left in the legislative session. It indicates that parties are negotiating a final product that could win necessary votes and secure Newsom’s signature. “It does incorporate many of … Leer más

Amid fiscal crisis, Murphy’s budget doubles down on progressive priorities

“You don’t grow and strengthen the middle class by pulling the rug out from under it. You can’t cut and slash your way to growth and opportunity,” Murphy said during his address to the Legislature. Despite a request in the spring that all departments trim 15 percent from their budgets —  Murphy said they “delivered” … Leer más