Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press Updated 10:44 pm PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 In this Oct. 31, 2018 photo, a Lebanese customs officer walks past trucks waiting to cross into Syria from the Lebanese border crossing point of al-Masnaa, in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. The long-awaited reopening of a vital border crossing between Syria and Jordan earlier this month was supposed to bring relief to Lebanese farmers and traders looking to resume exports to Gulf countries. But the commerce has so far been complicated by politics, high transit fees and fighting over which trucks pass through which country. less In this Oct. 31, 2018 photo, a Lebanese customs officer walks past trucks waiting to cross into Syria from the Lebanese border crossing point of al-Masnaa, in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. The long-awaited reopening ... more Photo: Hussein Malla, AP In this Oct. 31 2018 photo, workers pack Lebanese fruits for export … [Read more...] about Lebanon’s ‘lung’ to Persian Gulf markets choked by politics
Arizona Cardinal safety Pat Tillman, who lost his life serving our country, has been a favorite for both sides of the political aisle. Though, now his wife is pleading for both sides to just stop. In an article in the Washington Post, Marie Tillman is demanding that people stop using her husband to support either side of the NFL national anthem kneeling issue.In her November 9 article, entitled “I Was Pat Tillman’s Wife, But I Can’t Speak For Him. Neither Can You,” Tillman says she is tired of seeing her husband’s “essence” being “bent to fit an agenda.” Since last year, I’ve watched from the background as professional athletes have taken a knee to draw attention to injustice and racial inequality in the United States. Pat was in the military, so many people want to attach a brand of blind allegiance to him and use him to argue that kneeling during the national anthem is unpatriotic. Pat was also against the Iraq War, so many … [Read more...] about Pat Tillman’s Wife Asks People to Stop Using Her Husband for Political Agendas
Skye Gould, provided by Published 6:25 am PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 Stephen Maturen/Getty Images The headline of Tuesday night's midterm elections was Democrats recapturing the House of Representatives, setting up a two-year long clash with President Donald Trump. But looking at exactly how Democrats were able to win the House tells a deeper story about how America has shifted and might continue to change. The divide between America's cities and its rural areas is growing, and the two parties are becoming more entrenched. After Democrats took back the House of Representatives last week, the development-focused news website CityLab created an index to assign each of the 435 congressional districts into categories based on population density: Pure urban Urban-suburban Dense suburban Sparse suburban Suburban-rural Pure rural. (For more on the methodology, check here.) Looking at the shift in party from 2010 to 2018, it becomes clear that the divide between … [Read more...] about The diverging midterm results show there’s a growing political chasm in America. And both parties look like they’re digging in.
Emily Schmall, Associated Press Published 4:49 am PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 FILE- In this Thursday, Nov.8, 2018, file photo, Sri Lanka's ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, center, waves as members of his United National Party (UNP) take out a vehicle parade demanding that Parliament be convened in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan is in the midst of a political crisis set off by the president's decisions to remove the South Asian island nation's prime minister, dissolve Parliament and call snap elections. The moves have triggered public protests and international criticism, including from some of the country's biggest donors. less FILE- In this Thursday, Nov.8, 2018, file photo, Sri Lanka's ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, center, waves as members of his United National Party (UNP) take out a vehicle parade demanding that ... more Photo: Rukmal Gamage, AP FILE- In this Monday, Nov. 5, … [Read more...] about AP Explains: The latest in Sri Lanka’s political crisis
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jaclyn Reiss Globe Staff November 12, 2018 Former first lady Michelle Obama spoke about politics, miscarriages, fertility treatments, and marriage counseling during an interview with Robin Roberts on ABC’s “20/20” that aired Sunday night. The interview comes as Obama promotes her new memoir, “Becoming,” which is set to come out Tuesday.During the interview, Obama talked about how she felt when she met her husband, future president Barack Obama, at a Chicago law firm. Advertisement Michelle said when she was asked to mentor Barack, who was still a first-year Harvard Law student at the time, she originally thought of him as off-limits — “I’m not going to date one of the few black summer associates,” she said. But then he walked into the room. Get Today in Politics in your inbox: A digest of the top … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama talks about politics, miscarriages, IVF, and marriage counseling on ABC’s ‘20/20’