U.S. Congress passes ‘Global Magnitsky Rights’ defense bill in jab at Putin

U.S. Congress passes ‘Global Magnitsky Rights’ defense bill in jab at Putin

Special to WorldTribune.com By Mike Eckel, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. Congress has backed legislation giving the president new, broader authority to impose sanctions on human rights abusers worldwide, building on an earlier law that has infuriated the Kremlin. The measure, formally known as the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, passed […]

How did N.C.’s GOP governor lose despite clear Trump victory in his state?

How did N.C.’s GOP governor lose despite clear Trump victory in his state?

by WorldTribune Staff, December 8, 2016 North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory nearly rode Donald Trump’s coattails to the finish line, but a torrent of outside money and the radical Left’s ability to push major sports organizations, businesses, and celebrities to boycott the state over HB2 ultimately brought him down, constitutional groups say. “McCrory came very […]

Geostrategy-Direct: Panic in China at early signals from Trump administration

Geostrategy-Direct: Panic in China at early signals from Trump administration

“China has been ripping the U.S. off left and right, and we are going to push back without any hesitation,” said Donald Trump as the GOP presidential candidate. As President-elect Trump’s cabinet nominee team takes shape, Beijing is beginning to panic over an imminent new reality: The new administration’s reaction against China will be swift […]

In Jill Stein’s Wisconsin recount, Trump picks up votes

In Jill Stein’s Wisconsin recount, Trump picks up votes

by WorldTribune Staff, December 7, 2016 The recount effort that Jill Stein insists was inspired by alleged fraud and hacked voting machines is turning into actual disappointment and embarrassment for the Green Party candidate. President-elect Donald Trump has widened his victory margin over Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin by 146 votes. As of Dec. 7, with […]

Here come the Millennials: Progressives lost the battle, but are winning the war

Here come the Millennials: Progressives lost the battle, but are winning the war

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gary Porter, Fairfax Free Citizen The 2016 election may go down as a repudiation of progressive and dynastic politics, it may be seen as a backlash to eight years of non-majoritarian “transformation,” or it may be seen as a rejection of Obama’s legacy of “big government.” Whatever the final verdict when […]

North Carolina’s Mark Meadows wins chairmanship of Freedom Caucus

North Carolina’s Mark Meadows wins chairmanship of Freedom Caucus

by WorldTribune Staff, December 6, 2016 Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina is set to help President-elect Donald Trump drain the swamp. Meadows, seen as a strong conservative with a history of taking action inside the Beltway, will be the new chairman of the powerful House Freedom Caucus. Meadows may be best known for being […]

Trump’s election is bad news for Iran, great news for Israel

Trump’s election is bad news for Iran, great news for Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The post-election period in the U.S. has been every bit as weird as the election itself, with the exception of one important fact: so far president-elect Trump has made a number of unremarkable and generally highly-qualified appointments. The weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth on the part of […]

Trump tweets back after China’s threat over Taiwan call; Bolton hails ‘creativity’ in U.S. policy

Trump tweets back after China’s threat over Taiwan call; Bolton hails ‘creativity’ in U.S. policy

by WorldTribune Staff, December 5, 2016 U.S. President-elect Donald Trump responded to Chinese threats over his unprecedented conversation with Taiwan’s president by challenging Beijing’s trade policies and its provocative military buildup in the South China Sea. A front-page editorial in the overseas edition of People’s Daily, the official organ of the Communist Party of China, […]

Iran’ Rouhani to Obama: Veto extension of sanctions or else

Iran’ Rouhani to Obama: Veto extension of sanctions or else

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has urged U.S. President Barack Obama not to sign a 10-year extension of U.S. sanctions approved unanimously by the U.S. Senate. In a speech to Iran’s parliament on December 4, Rohani said the bill violates a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and […]

Trump’s call with Taiwan sparks international crisis . . . with U.S. ‘experts’ on China

Trump’s call with Taiwan sparks international crisis . . . with U.S. ‘experts’ on China

by WorldTribune Staff, December 4, 2016 “Donald Trump took the call. The voice on the other end of the line was Taiwan’s president [Tsai Ing-wen] congratulating him,” wrote the Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Browne in Taipei, Taiwan. Why the furor that subsequently erupted in the U.S. media? “No president-elect, or president, has spoken to a […]

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