Elizabeth Warren has long stood against the role of big money in politics. While she is often vocal about this cause, her campaign treasurer, ‘Personal PAC man’ Paul Egerman, has deep ties to liberal megadonors.
US President Donald Trump has overruled Congress in a decision to re-arm Saudi Arabia and the UAE. What may be intended as a warning to Iran could undermine efforts to halt civilian casualties in the Yemen war.
Think tanks with nonprofit status aren't required to say much of anything when it comes to the source of their funding — whether it be billionaires or foreign governments. That can become a problem when such organizations significantly influence foreign policy — such as the Iran nuclear deal — without disclosing to whom they are financially beholden.
Guatemala faces pressure from Washington to stop its citizens from migrating north to the US. But complying with American demands may be nearly impossible for a country where so many people rely on US remittances.
Troops, tanks and a flypast will give a military flavor to this year's Independence Day celebration in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump is re-branding the day as a "Salute to America." The shift is controversial but not unprecedented.