Last Updated: 07:08 GMT Saturday, 15 May. 2021

Cheney regrets voting for Trump in 2020 after being stripped of Republican leadership

US Republicans on Friday elected Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, an outspoken defender of Donald Trump, as their new House conference chair, as the party scrambles to unify amid an explosive debate about its direction.Stefanik replaced Liz Cheney, who clashed repeatedly with members of her party over Trump’s false claims about election ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Sat, 15 May 2021 06:47:21

As Arab world rallies around Palestinians, Trump-era peace deals fade

With the fighting between Israel and the Palestinians threatening to escalate into all-out war, the Abraham Accords are facing their first major challenge.
Sydney Morning Herald   |   Sat, 15 May 2021 05:52:29

Big promises, few doses: Why Russia is struggling to produce Sputnik V

Putin has trumpeted the vaccine around the world, but Russia had produced just 33 million vaccines as of May 12 and exported fewer than 15 ...
Polina Ivanova / Japan Times   |   Sat, 15 May 2021 05:07:53

Republicans are at peace in their embrace of Trump

It was the bureaucratic shuffle "heard round the world."
CNN   |   Sat, 15 May 2021 04:14:26

Rep. Kevin McCarthy Slights Joe Biden For Needing 5 Hours Of Sleep A Night

Maybe the House minority leader could use a few more zzzzzs to clear his head.
Huffington Post   |   Sat, 15 May 2021 04:09:20

Republicans elect pro-Trump lawmaker Elise Stefanik to House leadership

Stefanik, an outspoken defender of Donald Trump, as their new House conference chair, as the party scrambles to unify amid an explosive debate about its ...
Japan Times   |   Sat, 15 May 2021 03:07:57

Hope for repairing Trump, DeJoy damage to post office as new board members are seated

Rachel Maddow reviews the damaging impact of Louis DeJoy as postmaster general under Donald Trump and talks with Amber McReynolds, a newly confirmed, Biden-nominated member of the USPS board of governors about her hopes for the future of U.S. mail and improving service for Americans who rely on it.
MSNBC   |   Sat, 15 May 2021 02:49:11

Trump defender Stefanik elected as House Republican Conference chair

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People's Daily   |   Sat, 15 May 2021 02:05:34

Biden Strikes Down Trump Rule Requiring Immigrants To Buy Health Insurance

The Trump administration claimed an insurance requirement would ease burdens on the U.S. healthcare system, but critics saw it as a wealth test for immigrants.
Joe Walsh, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Sat, 15 May 2021 01:07:11

Simon & Schuster Staffers Are Still Very Pissed About Mike Pence's Book Deal

Earlier this year, in an open letter , more than 200 staffers at Simon & Schuster called on the book publisher to cancel its book deal with former Vice President Mike Pence and not work with other Trump administration officials. The top brass at the publishing house were unmoved by ...
Alex Shephard / New Republic   |   Fri, 14 May 2021 23:37:34

Joy Reid: 'The GOP's attempt to cover up the crisis within their party'

The House reached a bipartisan agreement about the commission to investigate the 1/6 insurrection. Joy Reid on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's about the new commission: "Kevin doesn't want to testify, under oath perhaps, about the reported shouting match he had with Trump while that attack was underway."
MSNBC   |   Fri, 14 May 2021 23:09:46

Biden Revokes Trump Executive Order to Create 'Garden of Heroes'

In an executive order issued Friday, President Joe Biden revoked a Trump-era executive order that would create a National Garden of American Heroes.
Caroline Downey / National Review   |   Fri, 14 May 2021 22:49:56

Not My Beautiful Garden Of Statutes

The best Trump idea, IMHO.
Atrios / Eschaton   |   Fri, 14 May 2021 22:45:00

Cheney says some GOP members voted against impeachment out of fear for their lives

Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, whose criticism of former President Donald Trump led to her ouster from House Republican leadership, said Friday that her role as a member of Congress obligated her to oppose the widespread lie of fraud in the 2020 election.
CNN   |   Fri, 14 May 2021 22:35:36

A Breakaway Third Party of Ex-Republicans? Don't Count on It.

The idea of a conservative anti-Trump party gained publicity this week - but the threat remains hollow.
Giovanni Russonello / NY Times   |   Fri, 14 May 2021 22:30:03

Cheney Regrets Voting for Trump

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) says she regrets voting for former President Trump during the 2020 election, The Hill reports. Said Cheney: "I was never going to support Joe Biden and [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Fri, 14 May 2021 22:17:51

Opinion: Whatever happened to Jared Kushner's peace plan?

Last year, former President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled their peace plan for the Middle East at the White House. Now, 16 months later, the question that begs to be asked is whether that plan has worked at all.
CNN   |   Fri, 14 May 2021 21:57:45

Biden Revokes Trump Executive Orders on Immigration, Monuments and More

The actions represented a broad repudiation of former President Donald J. Trump, and his practice of using executive orders to advance his political agenda.
Glenn Thrush / NY Times   |   Fri, 14 May 2021 21:52:28

Rep. Liz Cheney Says She 'Regrets The Vote' For Donald Trump

The Wyoming Republican was ousted from her House leadership role for refusing to say the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump.
Huffington Post   |   Fri, 14 May 2021 21:51:46

In Elise Stefanik, the GOP Installs a Trump Convert

Once a moderate, Representative Elise Stefanik of New York, the party's new No. 3 in the House, tacked to the right as her party and district rallied behind Donald J. Trump.
Catie Edmondson / NY Times   |   Fri, 14 May 2021 21:27:31

Biden Revokes Trump's Planned 'National Garden Of American Heroes'

There were 244 seemingly random historical figures proposed for the statue garden.
Nicholas Reimann, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Fri, 14 May 2021 21:22:07

Stefanik Solemnly Swears to Defend Trump from Constitution

Stefanik raised her right hand and rested her left on a first edition of "The Art of the Deal."
Andy Borowitz / New Yorker   |   Fri, 14 May 2021 21:06:14

President Joe Biden revokes Trump orders on `heroes garden' and other issues

President Joe Biden on Friday revoked a number of his predecessors executive orders including one to create a "National Garden of American Heroes."
Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 14 May 2021 20:54:48

Trump Voter Illegally Cast Ballot for Wife, then Killed Her

"A Trump voter in Colorado is accused of casting an illegal ballot for his dead wife - whom he's also accused of murdering," MSNBC reports.
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Fri, 14 May 2021 20:54:09

Trump Tells Followers Not to Give Money to Karl Rove

Former President Trump is calling on his supporters to withhold financial support from Karl Rove, The Hill reports. Said Trump: "Everyone is so tired of watching Karl Rove on Fox [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Fri, 14 May 2021 20:47:06