government and public administration

Kellyanne Conway meets with the January 6 Committee

CNN — The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurgency interviewed Kellyanne Conway, who served in the White House as a senior adviser to then-President Donald Trump, about her conversations with Trump following his election defeat. in an interview that lasted about five hours. On Monday, two sources close to the committee’s work …

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Iran calls for US kicked out of 2022 World Cup after changing Iranian flag on social media to show support for protesters

CNN — Iran state media called for the expulsion of the United States from World Cup 2022 after the United States Soccer Federation changed the Iranian flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation had temporarily displayed the Iranian national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook …

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Iran calls for US kicked out of 2022 World Cup after changing Iranian flag on social media to show support for protesters

CNN — Iran state media called for the expulsion of the United States from World Cup 2022 after the United States Soccer Federation changed the Iranian flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation had temporarily displayed the Iranian national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook …

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Protests erupt across China in unprecedented challenge to Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid policy

beijing CNN — Protests erupted across China Saturday, including in universities and in Shanghai where hundreds of people chanted “Resign, Xi Jinping!” Quit, Communist Party! in an unprecedented show of defiance against the country’s strict and increasingly costly zero-Covid policy. A deadly fire in an apartment building in Urumqi, the capital of the far western …

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Elon Musk says he will broadly restore Twitter accounts which were previously banned

CNN Business  —  Elon Musk said Thursday that he will begin restoring most previously banned accounts on Twitter starting next week, in his most wide-reaching move yet to undo the social media platform’s policy of permanently suspending users who repeatedly violated its rules. “The people have spoken,” Musk tweeted on Thursday. “Amnesty begins next week. …

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Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty of pro-democracy protest fund

hong kong CNN — A 90-year-old former bishop and outspoken critic of the ruling Chinese Communist Party was found guilty on Friday of a charge related to his role in a relief fund for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests in 2019. Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others, including Cantopop singer Denise Ho, violated the Societies Ordinance …

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Syed Asim Munir: Pakistan appoints former spy chief as head of army

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — Pakistan Former spy chief Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir was named the South Asian country’s army chief on Thursday, ending weeks of speculation over a nomination that comes amid intense debate on the influence of the army on public life. Munir, the country’s highest-ranking general and former head of the Inter-Services …

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Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker gets 2022 tax break on Texas home for primary residence

CNN — Republican Herschel Walker is getting a primary residence-only tax break this year on his home in the Dallas, Texas area, despite his race for Senate in Georgia. Publicly available tax records reviewed by CNN’s KFile show Walker is listed for a Texas homestead tax exemption in 2022, saving the Senate candidate about $1,500 …

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McCarthy demands resignation of DHS Secretary Mayorkas over border issues, warns of possible impeachment inquiry

CNN — Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and warned of possible impeachment proceedings if he does not step down, marking the House Republican leader’s strongest comments on the issue to date as he works to lock in votes for his position as president. . McCarthy, speaking at …

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Oathkeepers: Jury deliberations begin in seditious conspiracy trial

CNN — A Washington, D.C. jury will begin deliberating Tuesday in the criminal trial of five suspected leaders of the right-wing Oath Keepers militia charged with seditious conspiracy. The Justice Department alleges the five defendants conspired to forcibly stop the peaceful transfer of presidential power from President Donald Trump to Joe Biden. The jury, made …

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