Tag: Presidency

Trump could halt birthright citizenship as presidency wanes

November 21, 2020
President Trump may outlaw birthright citizenship — a long-promised victory for his base — in a last-minute executive order, according to reports. The Department of Justice has been asked to weigh in on the legal implications of an order ending an automatic right to US citizenship for children born on American soil to illegal immigrants

Amanpour apologizes for comparing Trump presidency to Kristallnacht

November 17, 2020
CNN International anchor Christiane Amanpour has apologized for comparing President Trump’s four years in office to Kristallnacht after drawing condemnation in both the US and Israel. The veteran correspondent told her viewers Monday that she regrets any pain her remarks caused. “And finally tonight, a comment on my program at the end of last week.

The fight is not over, and neither is the celebration of a Biden-Harris presidency

November 8, 2020
My yard is full of signs that make clear EXACTLY where I stand, so I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when, almost as soon as the election was finally called for Biden and Harris Saturday morning, my neighbors—even those I’d never met—descended for some celebratory bubbles. Once I stopped sobbing with joy, a neighbor took

How Biden and Trump Can Each Still Win the Presidency

November 4, 2020
Joseph R. Biden Jr. started election night with many paths to 270 electoral votes, but by Wednesday morning President Trump had won Florida, Ohio and Texas and was within striking distance of winning North Carolina.That left a diminished but still significant number of ways by which Mr. Biden could prevail, mostly clustered around recapturing Michigan,

Obama Withstood Reactionary Republicans, Billionaire Financiers, and Hard Core Racists

March 11, 2015
The open letter sent by Republicans to Iran is but the latest insult to the first African American President of the US. Added to all of the previous insults and consistent efforts to undermine Barak Obama as President, the letter conveys a very clear message to African American voters. You may register, you may vote,

African American Politics: A History of Struggle

August 6, 2014
African American Politics: A History of Struggle   In the year 2008, tens of millions of African Americans turned out in historic numbers to propel Barak Obama to the US Democratic Party nomination and, ultimately, the Presidency of the United States.  The turnout in that election was the culmination of a massive upswing in Black