Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Focused on Democrats in Congress
But William P. Barr revived languishing leak investigations after he became attorney general a year later. 1
The zeal in the Trump administration's efforts to hunt leakers led to the extraordinary step of subpoenaing communications metadata from members of Congress - a nearly unheard-of move outside of corruption investigations. 1
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How Joe Biden's order could be bad news for TikTok
Last summer, former President Trump cast TikTok as the mascot for the US's growing concerns over China when he signed a series of executive orders to erase the popular short video platform off app stores. 1It set off a wave of lawsuits keeping the orders from going into effect but left the door open for a future administration to take more serious action. 1
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Biden Spends The Weekend Trying To Persuade G-7 Leaders To Push Back On China
President Biden meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the G-7 summit.
A White House official said Biden did a lot of "diplomatic speed-dating" with world leaders.
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G7 leaders launch infrastructure plan for poorer countries to rival influence of China
G7 leaders are launching an infrastructure plan for poorer countries to rival the might of China, but are being accused of failing the test of the climate emergency.
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Markey Says Centrist Infrastructure Deal Is "Climate Denial Masquerading as Bipartisanship"
Sen. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) has decried the bipartisan infrastructural proposal as a form of "climate denial" for its apparent exclusion of many climate provisions that were in President Joe Biden's original plan.
Sustainable Peace Must End Israeli Apartheid. Anything Else Is Just a Ceasefire.
After four elections in less than two years, Benjamin Netanyahu's record 12-year rule comes officially to an end on Sunday.