Government

A political grid

Government | Try this helpful way of evaluating politicians and nations
by Joel Belz
Posted 5/10/18, 01:32 pm

The dawn of yet another political season can no longer be denied. When you hear Nancy Pelosi boast that she’s already decided on the people she expects to appoint as the new leaders of Congress next January, you know we’re back in the political thicket again.

So as you restart the process of sizing up, evaluating, and then backing candidates for office—whether local, regional, or national—let me suggest an admittedly oversimplistic grid. Keep in mind that virtually everyone running for office fits somewhere on this spectrum, which I first proposed in this column 25 years ago:

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Rosenstein rejects impeachment effort amid Trump subpoena talk

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/02/18, 12:03 pm

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is pushing back against an effort to impeach him, warning the Justice Department will not be “extorted.” The Washington Post on Monday published a draft articles of impeachment document written by members of the conservative House F

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U.S. to end protected status for Nepalese immigrants

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/27/18, 10:58 am

The Trump administration on Thursday said it will end the special immigration status that granted protection to some 9,000 Nepalese living in the United States after a 2015 earthquake rocked their homeland. The Department of Homeland Security announcement gives the immigrants until June 2019 either to leave the country or change their immigration status. The Obama administration granted the immigrants temporary protected status (TPS) after the earthquake killed more than 8,000 people. Officials extended the status for another 18 months in October 2016.

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