China’s foreign minister Wang Yi heads to the Pacific | Politics News

Wang Yi will visit the Solomon Islands this week followed by other Pacific nations. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will travel to the Pacific this week to visit several countries, including the Solomon Islands, as Beijing seeks to solidify its presence there. The Solomon Islands confirmed the trip on Monday and said the government was … Read more

US ‘playing with fire’ on Taiwan, China warns: Xinhua | Politics News

Chinese state news agency cites official as saying Washington is using the ‘Taiwan card’ to contain Beijing. China has warned that the United States is “playing with fire” after President Joe Biden said that Washington would defend Taiwan militarily if the self-governed island is attacked by Beijing. The Chinese State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office said … Read more

Redistricting could change once again in New York

As the ink dries on the court-appointed expert’s new congressional and state Senate lines released late last week, some good-government organizations are already looking to the next round of redistricting in 2032. They argue the process this year, done through a voter-approved constitutional amendment, is ultimately set up to fail and could lead to a … Read more

Biden says US would defend Taiwan if attacked by China | Politics News

Taipei, Taiwan – US President Joe Biden has said he would use force to defend Taiwan if it was attacked by China, appearing to signal a shift away from Washington’s decades-long policy of so-called strategic ambiguity towards East Asian democracy. Biden made the remarks on Monday while visiting Japan, where he is on the second … Read more

‘This conversation has really started to dominate on politics up and down the ballot’: How abortion rights has become the center of two Texas runoff races

Abortion rights had already been top of mind for Texas Democrats during the state’s March 1 primary elections, as Democratic candidates and political operatives pointed to the Lone Star State’s controversial six-week abortion ban as a warning sign for what life could look like in a post -Roe America. But, two months later, the issue … Read more

Why Washington can’t have an honest debate about inflation

The political conversation about inflation, however, is not very good. In fact, it’s largely a charade, with enough artifice to go around among all the actors involved. Republicans, as would be expected, play the role of prosecutor indicting a Democratic defendant. They charge President Joe Biden with causing a singular plague of price hikes that … Read more

Pakistan: Ousted PM Imran Khan calls for march on Islamabad | Politics News

Khan says he will never accept the new government and calls on his supporters to rally peacefully on Wednesday. Pakistan’s defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan has called on his supporters to march peacefully on Islamabad on May 25th, to press for fresh elections. Khan, who served as prime minister for more than three and … Read more

Column: How about a Norman celebrity home tour? | Opinion

The real estate of the rich and famous interests many of us. Common folk want to know how they live and whether there are limits on opulence. What if we had a similar tour in Norman? Here’s a few properties of local celebrities that have changed hands in recent years. The back room of the … Read more

Hudson Valley congressman enters New York City primary

A New York City congressional race that already includes former Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting more crowded with Hudson Valley Rep. Mondaire Jones announcing Saturday that he’s also running for the seat. Shortly after the final congressional district maps were released to the public early Saturday morning, Jones surprised many by tweeting: “I have … Read more

County supervisor, political newcomer face off in 35th Assembly race | News

Both candidates competing in California’s 35th Assembly District agree that the newly drawn district represents an opportunity to make good things happen in Sacramento for communities in Kern County. Every 10 years, the state changes its political boundaries to reflect new census data. And this time around, Democrat Rudy Salas’ 32nd District will leave Kings … Read more

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