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Why Pete Buttigieg’s Iowa surge was not surprising

Why Pete Buttigieg’s Iowa surge was not surprising

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg surged 16 points to land at top of the Democratic field in the latest CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa caucuses poll. Sometimes a climb in the polls for a candidate is surprising, but in the case of Buttigieg, you could see the potential a mile away. Why? It all has…MORE

Qatar World Cup coverage has been unfair, says 2022 chief executive

Qatar World Cup coverage has been unfair, says 2022 chief executive

The chief executive of Qatar’s 2022 World Cup organizing committee says the country has been surprised by the “severity” of the criticism it has received since winning the right to host the 2022 tournament. Named as host in 2010, Qatar has rarely been out of the headlines over its human rights record, its prohibiting of…MORE

Melania Trump reiterates support for reducing e-cigarette use in children

Melania Trump reiterates support for reducing e-cigarette use in children

Melania Trump remains committed to preventing children from using e-cigarettes, the first lady’s office says, even as President Donald Trump is reportedly putting political considerations ahead of his previously announced plan to ban the flavored e-cigarettes that appeal to children. The first lady was an essential part of the announcement by Trump and Health and…MORE

House investigating whether Trump lied to Mueller

House investigating whether Trump lied to Mueller

The House of Representatives is now investigating whether President Donald Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller in written answers he provided in the Russia investigation, the House’s general counsel said in federal court Monday. “Did the President lie? Was the President not truthful in his responses to the Mueller investigation?” House general counsel Douglas…MORE

Samoa declares state of emergency after measles deaths

Samoa declares state of emergency after measles deaths

Samoa has declared a state of emergency after several deaths linked to a measles outbreak, closing schools and placing restrictions on public gatherings, the Reuters news agency reported. There have been at six least deaths linked to the outbreak in the South Pacific island nation — mostly infants under the age of two — Reuters…MORE

Why you just can’t trust the White House on Donald Trump’s health

Why you just can’t trust the White House on Donald Trump’s health

President Donald Trump, according to the White House, made an unscheduled trip to Walter Reed hospital on Saturday for a “quick exam and labs” as the first stage of his annual physical. You shouldn’t just believe them. Which is not to say that whatever happened on Saturday wasn’t minor or maybe even routine. What it…MORE

House willing to delay getting Trump tax documents

House willing to delay getting Trump tax documents

President Donald Trump’s financial documents are unlikely to be released to the House on Wednesday, after the House told the Supreme Court that it would endorse a 10-day delay to give the justices more time to consider legal arguments. House General Counsel Douglas Letter suggested in a letter Monday he could file briefs on Friday…MORE

Fed chair meets with Trump at the White House

Fed chair meets with Trump at the White House

President Donald Trump held an unannounced meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at the White House residence on Monday, the first such meeting between the President and the nation’s top monetary policymaker since an informal dinner last February. Trump has routinely attacked Powell, a former investment banker, over interest rate moves — breaking previous…MORE

Saturn’s moon Titan is largely covered in organic material, new evidence shows

Saturn’s moon Titan is largely covered in organic material, new evidence shows

Before NASA’s Cassini mission ended its study of Saturn in 2017, it also flew by Saturn’s moon, Titan. The data provided by the Hyugens probe, which was part of the mission, suggested that Titan was the perfect candidate for further exploration. And now, that data has helped scientists put together the first global geological map…MORE

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