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The White House says it is ‘not a day for politics’ amid calls for Biden’s resignation after the Kabul suicide bombings

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on August 26 dismissed calls from GOP lawmakers for President Joe Biden to resign over the suicide bombings outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, that killed at least 13 US military members and dozens of Afghans.  “I would say, first, this…

After Mark Sanford lost a GOP House primary to a Trump-backed challenger in 2018, his sons said it was ‘the best thing that could have happened’ to him

In 2018, conservative Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina was locked in a closely-watched Republican primary with Katie Arrington, a challenger who was endorsed by then-President Donald Trump. Sanford, who served in the House from 1995 to 2001 before occupying the Governor’s Mansion from 2003 to 2011 and then winning…

Gavin Newsom’s Recall Election Divides Silicon Valley’s Elite

Silicon Valley is a famously left-leaning place. Technologists have been known to spend their riches advancing gender equality or eradicating homelessness, occasionally even proposing higher taxes on the very wealthythat is, themselves. These generous allowances appeared most recently in the form of support for California governor Gavin Newsom, who is…

Starvation stalks Afghanistan, politics must be worked out fast, WFP says – Reuters

A U.S. Marine passes out water to evacuees during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 22, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/Handout via REUTERSAug 24 (Reuters) – Millions of Afghans could soon face starvation due to the combination of conflict, drought and the coronavirus pandemic, the…