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  • The drumbeat for impeachment is growing. Can Nancy Pelosi stop it?

    From the start, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has resisted calls to impeach President Donald Trump. On Monday night, Ms. Pelosi told Democratic leaders that impeachment would take away from the party’s legislative agenda and undercut ongoing investigations into the president by other congressional committees.

    Tue, 21 May 2019 17:34:19 -0400
  • Russia looks for US to propose 'bigger, better' arms control

    Russian security experts, who have attentively watched recent United States approaches to North Korea and Iran, among others, are wondering about Washington’s apparently newfound priority for “arms control.” Is Russia about to be offered a whole new deal, in an area that is traditionally of huge importance to Moscow? It’s a bit of a head-scratcher because no details have been offered by either the White House or the Kremlin following President Vladimir Putin’s meeting in Sochi with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week. Earlier this year the U.S. pulled out of the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which banned a whole class of nuclear missiles as the Cold War was ending, and Russia followed suit.

    Tue, 21 May 2019 17:11:40 -0400
  • How US abortion wars translated into battle over 4 words at UN

    After a couple of years of trying, the Trump administration appears to be making headway in its efforts to take its conservative views on reproductive health policies, including a war on abortion, to the United Nations. Instead, they see their traditional friend and leader moving toward the camp of socially conservative countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, and others that have not been at the forefront of promoting women’s issues at the U.N. Starting early in the Trump presidency, the administration took a series of actions to strip reproductive health allocations from U.S. foreign assistance.

    Tue, 21 May 2019 17:06:29 -0400
  • Cash for trees: Homegrown carbon offset program bears fruit

    When Marie Gorreti Kemiyonga flicks on her light switches in her two-room house in this rural district of western Uganda each evening, she thanks the trees. A decade ago, Ms. Kemiyonga and her family were farmers living in a mud brick hut with a grass roof when they were approached by a local organization called the Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST) with what seemed like a rather strange proposal.

    Tue, 21 May 2019 13:15:49 -0400
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