President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a bill creating the procedure to impeach a president into law on Sept. 23. Previously, it was unclear whether the president could actually be removed from office under Ukrainian legislation. The impeachment...
Bianna GolodrygaIn the “you can’t make this up” category, Zelensky just signed a bill into law allowing for presidential impeachment. Previously it had been ambiguous
The World Trade Organization has made a final decision in a 15-year old dispute that now clears the way for the United States to impose tariffs on European products.
Bianna GolodrygaA reminder that while the President has routinely attacked the WTO as being set up to “benefit everybody but us”, the WTO has nearly always ruled in favor of the US...including now.
Thirty-one days in the life of a Twitter Presidency.
Bianna Golodryga.@sbg1: “Today’s Trump is not just more prone to misspeaking and stumbling, he is also more overtly confrontational more of the time, more immersed in a daily cycle of Presidential punditry, and more casually incendiary with his words and sentiments.”
The standoff is upending the relationship between the world’s two largest economies.
Bianna Golodryga“After years of trying to reduce tariffs and encourage free trade, the United States now has a higher average tariff rate with the rest of the world than many developing countries, including China, Russia and Turkey,”
GQ’s Julie Ioffe joins talks with the surging senator about Hillary's trailblazing, Trump's tactics, and Warren’s biggest pitch of all: herself.
Bianna Golodryga“in Warren, both the chipper facade and the steel guts feel genuine: She is a very nice lady who will put up with exactly zero bullcrap.” @juliaioffe also reports that @ewarren finds herself “energized” by 42k+ selfies this summer alone! Great read...
One doctor was reportedly later found to have a radioactive isotope in their muscle tissue.
Bianna Golodryga“‘Every rule was broken...Why were these patients brought to a civilian hospital and not a military one? Why were staff not told to implement proper safety measures? Why were paramedics allowed to transfer them without wearing the right protective gear?’”
Tax cuts and tariffs have not caused a significant return of factory activity, data from the government and other sources show.
Bianna Golodryga“Researchers at A.T. Kearney said last month that Mr. Trump’s trade policies, including tariffs, had pushed factory activity not to the United States but to low-cost Asian countries other than China, like Vietnam.”
A deal to not share reporting from Iran on BBC Persian has angered staffers who see it as complicity with a government that imprisons, tortures and kills...
Bianna Golodryga.@yashar obtains internal BBC emails showing the news org accepted Iranian demands of blackout on its Persian sites. “It would be as if the New York Times agreed to a demand by the Chinese government to not publish its reports in Mandarin.”
Bianna GolodrygaNot 1 q about Russia/election interference last night. Ahead of his meeting with Trump, Putin today called liberalism “obsolete” and Mueller’s conclusions about interference “mythical”. Will moderators bring it up tonight?
I do not know why God spared my life in my Poway synagogue. All I can do is make this borrowed time matter.
Bianna Golodryga“my ancestors gave their lives so that I can live in freedom in America; and a reminder, most of all, to never, ever, not ever be afraid to be Jewish.” —-this possibility is what draws millions of immigrants (including the Golodrygas) to the US
Questions about whether President Trump is a Russian agent made clear that the protracted government shutdown may be just the initial skirmish in an all-out battle between the president and Congress.
Bianna GolodrygaQuite the opening graf from @peterbakernyt: “So it has come to this: The president of the United States was asked over the weekend whether he is a Russian agent. And he refused to answer.”