More than 50 US Democratic lawmakers have urged Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to release human rights activists, lawyers, journalists and other prisoners of conscience “before their unjust imprisonments become death sentences in the face of massive Covid outbreaks”. In a letter sent on Monday, the 55 politicians, led by[…]
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed legislation that would repeal the Trump administration’s controversial ‘anti-Muslim’ travel ban, in what has been called the first Muslim civil rights bill in US history. The bill would outright prohibit any future president from using religious discrimination as grounds for restricting immigration.[…]
The United States Senate cleared Donald Trump of both charges in its impeachment trial of the president, bringing to an end the impeachment saga that has consumed Washington since the House of Representatives launched its inquiry into the Trump’s actions last September. In a 52-48 vote, the Senate found Trump[…]
The success of Andrew Yang has been one of the unexpected sub-plots of the 2020 presidential race. And his fan base is surely one of the most devoted. What’s the opposite of Donald Trump? The answer, says 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, is himself – “an Asian guy who’s[…]
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution to end Washington’s support for Saudi-led forces in Yemen, a critical first step that was lauded by Democrats, who control the legislative chamber. The legislation passed by a 248-177 vote on Wednesday afternoon, largely along partisan lines. Only 18 Republicans voted[…]
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