Malaysians celebrate Anwar Ibrahim’s rise to prime minister | Politics News

Malaysians celebrate Anwar Ibrahim's rise to prime minister |  Politics News

For Anwar Ibrahim’s supporters, his appointment as Malaysia’s new prime minister has been a long time coming. The 75-year-old opposition leader secured the Southeast Asian country’s top job on Thursday after his king intervened in the political impasse that followed last weekend’s inconclusive general election and named him the country’s 10th prime minister. It was … Read more

Syed Asim Munir: Pakistan names former spy chief as new head of army

Syed Asim Munir: Pakistan names former spy chief as new head of army

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — Pakistan on Thursday named former spy chief Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir as chief of the South Asian country’s army, ending weeks of speculation over an appointment that comes amid intense debate around the military’s influence on public life. Munir, the country’s most senior general and a former head of the … Read more

President Joe Biden rails against access to assault weapons after recent spate of shootings

President Joe Biden rails against access to assault weapons after recent spate of shootings

CNN — President Joe Biden said Thursday that he would work with Congress to “try to get rid of assault weapons” after a recent spate of shootings in the US. “The idea (that) we still allow semiautomatic weapons to be purchased is sick, it’s just sick. It has no social redeeming value, zero, none. Not … Read more

Anwar Ibrahim makes history as tenth Malaysian prime minister

Anwar Ibrahim makes history as tenth Malaysian prime minister

Long-time Malaysian statesman Anwar Ibrahim is the country’s new prime minister after the Southeast Asian nation’s palace made the announcement on Thursday ending a protracted election deadlock. Following the meeting with state rulers and in line with the Malaysian constitution, the king appointed Anwar as the Southeast Asian nation’s tenth prime minister. The king said … Read more

Mary Peltola seeks to thwart Sarah Palin as Alaska tabulates ranked choice voting results

Mary Peltola seeks to thwart Sarah Palin as Alaska tabulates ranked choice voting results

CNN — Alaska Rep. Mary Peltola, the Democrat who won a special election that sent her to Congress this summer, will once again thwart former Gov. Sarah Palin’s bid for a political comeback. CNN projected Wednesday that Peltola will win the race for Alaska’s at-large House seat after the state’s ranked choice voting tabulation, defeating … Read more

Supreme Court rules on Trump tax records being given to Congress

Supreme Court rules on Trump tax records being given to Congress

President Donald Trump arrives to address the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, September 24, 2019. Carlos Allegri | Reuters The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by former President Donald Trump to prevent Congress from obtaining his federal income tax returns and those of related … Read more

Two pro wrestlers developed ‘The Progressive Liberal’ to be the bad guy at matches. Then the atmosphere turned far darker

Two pro wrestlers developed 'The Progressive Liberal' to be the bad guy at matches.  Then the atmosphere turned far darker

Stickleyville, VA CNN — Back in the late 1980s, when Beau James started pro wrestling, the crowds came for a show between good and evil, to see a story about heroes and villains, to enjoy the ends and then go home. James enjoyed being the hero but it was nothing compared to playing the bad … Read more

Mar-a-Lago documents: Appeals court hearing to determine future of special master for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago documents

Mar-a-Lago documents: Appeals court hearing to determine future of special master for Trump's Mar-a-Lago documents

CNN — As former President Donald Trump faces the new reality of a special counsel leading Justice Department investigations on his conduct, a federal appeals court on Tuesday will hear arguments about whether it should remove what has been a notable hurdle in one of the probes. The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals will … Read more

Paul Ryan invents a new category of anti-Trumpism

Paul Ryan invents a new category of anti-Trumpism

CNN — You know all about the “Never Trumpers” – that rump group of Republicans who have loudly spoken out against former President Donald Trump and what he has done to the GOP. Now meet the “Never-Again Trumpers.” That’s how former House Speaker Paul Ryan described himself in an interview with ABC News that aired … Read more

Kamala Harris’ visit to the Philippines sends China a message of US intent

Kamala Harris' visit to the Philippines sends China a message of US intent

CNN — A Philippine archipelago known for tropical vacations will become the focus of political attention this week when Vice President Kamala Harris becomes the highest ranking US official to visit its main island. Palawan is home to dive resorts as well as a Philippine military base that Harris will visit on Tuesday, according to … Read more