The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Mastercard – Congress inches closer to virus relief deal

The Hill: Trump advocates Lin Wood and Sydney Powell complicated the political terrain for Republicans in Georgia this week by urging voters in the state to boycott the upcoming Senate runoffs. They’ve been backing the president and waged a series of legal battles in recent weeks challenging the November election results. Their remarks on Wednesday […]

Biden can wait no longer to choose his Secretary of Defense

More than a week has passed since President-elect Biden unveiled his national security team, consisting of Tony Blinken as Secretary of State, Jake SullivanJake SullivanBiden to name longtime aide Blinken as secretary of State: report What’s Biden’s real China policy? Unlike Trump, he’s done a 180 Biden adviser defends campaign rallies in early March: ‘He […]

Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump’s 13-second handshake is fascinating episode in gripping history of the greeting ritual

What does it all mean? (e) is eye contact (1=none; 5=direct) 5; (ve) is verbal greeting (1=totally inappropriate; 5=totally appropriate) 5; (d) is Duchenne smile – smiling in eyes and mouth, plus symmetry on both sides of face, and slower offset (1=totally non-Duchenne smile (false smile); 5=totally Duchenne) 5; (cg) completeness of grip (1=very incomplete; […]

Who won the first presidential debate?

As for Biden, a number of commentators thought he did okay. In my book, he was flat and tentative in the first half hour or so, but just when it appeared that he was tiring, he pulled himself together and was much more effective. Overall, Biden showed that he has the energy, firmness and acuity […]

‘Everything is impossible at the beginning, you just have to try’: Prince Harry promotes educational site for Netflix Paralympics documentary – after signing $150m deal with streaming giant

During the short video, the Duke said: ‘Rising Phoenix is a film with a message that has never been more important to us: the power of the human spirit, to break down barriers and push us beyond what is often thought impossible. I believe there is so much to learn from this story.’

Reading the Golden Globe Nominations With an Eye for the Oscars

Can anyone beat Meryl Streep or Michelle Williams?: Awards-granting organizations are suckers for great actors embodying real people, so it’s widely accepted that the race for the Best Actress Oscar is down to Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady and Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn. With the […]

Biden Says America First, Progressives Last; SCOTUS Weighs Child Labor

Alan MacLeod, author, journalist and media analyst and a member of the Glasgow University Media Group, explained why you probably haven’t heard much about France’s recent protests, got into former President Barack Obama’s role in crushing the ambitions of the left, and the incredible doublespeak of the mainstream press as they congratulate Joe Biden for […]

Joe Biden to ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days

He has also said he had asked Dr Anthony Fauci, the top epidemiologist who was often at odds with President Donald Trump, to stay on as a chief medical adviser. Both Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris spoke to CNN in a joint interview on a wide range of issues ahead of the inauguration day on […]

The 84th Academy Award Nominations

Actor in a Leading Role Demián Bichir in “A Better Life” George Clooney in “The Descendants” Jean Dujardin in “The Artist” Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Brad Pitt in “Moneyball” Actor in a Supporting Role Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn” Jonah Hill in “Moneyball” Nick Nolte in “Warrior” Christopher Plummer in […]

Friday briefing: Crunch weekend in Brexit deal talks

British and EU negotiators may be entering their last few days to reach a post-Brexit trade deal. Monday looms as the potential cut-off date, being when Downing Street intends to reinsert clauses into the internal market bill that would break the withdrawal agreement. EU sources have said their chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, could return to […]