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Fact, along with Trump, is on trial in the Senate

Fact, along with Trump, is on trial in the SenateThere is a confounding question at the heart of the impeachment inquiry: If one side believes in fixed truth, and the other treats truth as a fluid concept, how can the two parties even begin to seriously debate the articles of impeachment?

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 4:59 PM

'I really hope she is the future': AOC's support of Sanders fuels 2024 speculation

'I really hope she is the future': AOC's support of Sanders fuels 2024 speculationAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s aid of Bernie Sanders’ campaign is raising talk of the possibility she might run for the White House herselfIt was billed as a rally for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. But the only aging white man on the platform was the film-maker Michael Moore, and attendee Brittany Springmeier wasn’t there to see him.She was in Iowa City for real star of the show, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.“She’s speaking for us. She’s speaking for the people. She has a passion for the millennials. She’s speaking for everyone in America who doesn’t have a voice,” said Springmeier, a millennial herself who is unable to work because of a disability.With the Vermont senator trapped in Washington DC by the impeachment hearings, Ocasio-Cortez was fronting for him at the University of Iowa on Friday evening in the last days before the Iowa Democratic caucuses.Much of the crowd had already made up its mind to back Sanders, which was just as well because the New York congresswoman gave a 26-minute speech without once mentioning the man she was ostensibly there to promote. A passionate discourse on healthcare and the case for comprehensive public insurance, a cause at the heart of Sanders campaign, then gave way to a rousing appeal to build a movement to transform “a nation in decline”.Ocasio-Cortez disparaged the Democratic leadership in Congress as fearful of any radical policies that might cost votes and called on supporters to “come together and organise” to repeated cheers.But through it all, even as Sanders picture stared down on her, his name did not once cross the congresswoman’s lips.Ocasio-Cortez has been unstinting in her support of Sanders’ presidential bid but Friday’s rally will only reinforce the perception that his campaign also provides her with a platform to push a more visionary agenda. That in turn has fueled media speculation about the extent of the 30 year-old’s ambitions, and the possibility she might run for the White House herself in 2024 – should Trump win a second term.Whatever her plans, the congresswoman will not have been discouraged by the reception in Iowa City, where she was greeted with an enthusiasm bordering on adulation.Jonathan Katz, a high school math teacher from New York City who travelled to Iowa to canvass for Sanders, was at the rally specifically to see Ocasio-Cortez.“When she showed the courage after Bernie’s heart attack to say ‘I’m going to be supporting Bernie’, my respect went up 1,000%. Because here’s someone at Bernie’s most difficult moment in the campaign saying ‘I’m with you Bernie’,” said Katz.Ocasio-Cortez’s backing has meant more than throwing her weight behind Sanders’ positions. She has amplified some of them, not least on the environment with her push for a Green New Deal, and injected a much greater diversity of voices into the Vermont senator’s campaign, which he has frankly admitted were lacking in his 2016 run.“She’s been very important to Bernie, bringing people in, especially young people,” said Springmeier. “She’s helped bring in minorities, bring some light to the fact that they don’t really have a voice. I think a lot of people are drawn to her who may not otherwise have been interested in politics, and that helps Bernie.“I really hope she continues on the politics. She’s a force to be reckoned with. I really think she’s going to do great things for the people, for we the people. She’s working in the establishment but I think she’s going to be speaking for us.”If Ocasio-Cortez has reinforced the Sanders campaign, it’s clear she can also draw from that enhanced strength. For some of Sanders supporters, she offers a vision beyond his presidential campaign. Wendy Stevenson, a librarian who caucused for Sanders four years ago, came to the rally with her 11-year-old daughter, Estelle, who wanted to see Ocasio-Cortez after watching a Netflix documentary about her.“I love her vision. I love her guts to go in first term as a representative and propose the Green New Deal. It changes the way our economy will work. It’s exciting. You need that kind of energy and ideas out there. And she’s not scared to challenge the establishment. Even the Democrats, she’s pushing them further than they feel comfortable going. I love having that voice,” she said.But for all that, Stevenson is not sure on where Ocasio-Cortez should set her sights. For now she wants to see her remain in Congress, where she thinks she could rise to great heights and have real power and influence over the policies that matter most.“I hope she’ll be a powerful future politician that can change the way things are done. I feel like she really feels strongly about representing her people in her district. She’s still young. I’m excited that things are moving further to the left with a lot more fresh ideas. I really hope she is the future.”

POSTED JANUARY 25, 2020 10:15 AM

Postal worker dies a week after being shot while delivering mail in Mississippi

Postal worker dies a week after being shot while delivering mail in MississippiThe local community rallied around Ingold by hosting prayer vigils, dressing in purple and placing purple bows along her mail route.

POSTED JANUARY 25, 2020 6:58 PM

China is Expanding into the Indian Ocean—Here Are Five Things the Indian Navy Can Do About It

China is Expanding into the Indian Ocean—Here Are Five Things the Indian Navy Can Do About ItTwo emerging superpowers square off. Who wins?

POSTED JANUARY 25, 2020 3:00 AM

Chinese Uighurs in Saudi face impossible choice

Chinese Uighurs in Saudi face impossible choiceHis eyes brimming with tears, a Uighur student in Saudi Arabia holds out his Chinese passport -- long past its expiry date and condemning him to an uncertain fate as the kingdom grows closer to Beijing. The Chinese mission in Saudi Arabia stopped renewing passports for the ethnic Muslim minority more than two years ago, in what campaigners call a pressure tactic exercised in many countries to force the Uighur diaspora to return home. Half a dozen Uighur families in Saudi Arabia who showed AFP their passports -- a few already expired and some approaching the date -- said they dread going back to China, where over a million Uighurs are believed to be held in internment camps.

POSTED JANUARY 25, 2020 9:18 PM

Transit going in and out of Wuhan, China is being shut down to contain coronavirus

Transit going in and out of Wuhan, China is being shut down to contain coronavirusPlanes, trains, ferries, and buses going in and out of Wuhan have been suspended since Thursday to contain the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China.

POSTED JANUARY 25, 2020 1:58 PM

Vice Officers Fired Over Stormy Daniels' 2018 Arrest at Ohio Strip Club

Vice Officers Fired Over Stormy Daniels' 2018 Arrest at Ohio Strip ClubTwo vice officers were fired Thursday by the city of Columbus, Ohio, for their role in the wrongful arrest of pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels at a strip club in 2018, an arrest that a lawyer for Daniels said was the result of a "conspiracy of dunces."The officers, Steven Rosser and Whitney Lancaster, were found to have violated police rules when they arrested Daniels on three counts of illegal sexually oriented activity and then lied to internal affairs investigators about the basis for the sting, city officials said.The charges against Daniels were dropped within 24 hours, but not before the arrest, at Sirens Gentlemen's Club in Columbus, drew national headlines. Daniels is best known for saying that she had an affair with Donald Trump before he was president.Amid scrutiny that the arrest had been politically motivated, the city later paid $450,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by Daniels. It also disbanded the troubled vice squad after a federal corruption investigation.The disciplinary action against the officers had been recommended by the police chief in September and was upheld Thursday by Ned Pettus Jr., the city's public safety director, who said in a memorandum accompanying the decision that Rosser and Lancaster had demonstrated a "gross neglect of duty and incompetence."Two other members of the Division of Police, Lt. Ronald Kemmerling and Sgt. Scott Soha, were suspended Thursday for conduct unbecoming of police officers in the arrest of Daniels, city officials said. Kemmerling was suspended for 240 hours and Soha for 120 hours.Keith Ferrell, the president of the branch of the Fraternal Order of Police that represents all four officers, did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday but told The Columbus Dispatch that the officers planned to appeal the ruling to an arbitrator."We do not think the discipline is warranted to that level," Ferrell told The Dispatch.The charges against Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, stemmed from sworn statements given by the officers that Daniels, while dancing topless at the club July 11, 2018, pressed patrons' faces into her chest and fondled the breasts of some women in the audience.Daniels, who had a two-night booking at the club, performed similar acts on three officers and grabbed one by the buttocks, according to affidavits. She was taken to jail and appeared in a mug shot from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office before being released.City officials concluded that the charges Clifford had been arrested on applied to people who "regularly" appear nude or seminude at a particular establishment, and Clifford had not appeared at the club consistently. They also noted that people previously arrested on the same charges were issued summonses, not arrested and taken to jail.Clark Brewster, a lawyer for Daniels, said in an email Thursday night that the officers had abused their power."The strategy to arrest Stormy Daniels in Columbus was devoid of any genuine law enforcement purpose and instead was planned to garner publicity for the public takedown and humiliation of Stormy," Brewster wrote. "True to her character, she didn't shy away from standing her ground, exposing the wrongfulness of a conspiracy of dunces, and then holding the wrongdoers accountable in a federal lawsuit."This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2020 The New York Times Company

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 3:19 PM

Photos from the Lunar New Year show how coronavirus turned China's biggest party into a washout

Photos from the Lunar New Year show how coronavirus turned China's biggest party into a washoutHere are photos comparing last year's celebration — complete with Chinese lions, historical dances, and family time — to this year.

POSTED JANUARY 25, 2020 12:55 AM

Hong Kong bars Hubei residents from entering city as coronavirus fears intensify

Hong Kong bars Hubei residents from entering city as coronavirus fears intensifyHong Kong authorities on Sunday barred residents of China's Hubei province, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, from entering the city, in response to mounting pressure to enact preventative measures to contain the spreading epidemic. The ban includes those who have been in the province in the past 14 days but excludes Hong Kong citizens. Earlier a group of protesters set alight the lobby of a newly built residential building in Hong Kong that authorities planned to use as a quarantine facility for the coronavirus outbreak.

POSTED JANUARY 26, 2020 8:00 AM

Schiff lobbies Chief Justice Roberts to rule on questions of executive privilege

Schiff lobbies Chief Justice Roberts to rule on questions of executive privilegeRep. Adam Schiff, the lead House prosecutor, called on Chief Justice John Roberts to expedite rulings on any disputes between Congress and President Trump over witness testimony and documents, if the Senate votes to allow them.

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 5:19 PM

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