Bedingfield was referring to a news conference during the 2016 presidential campaign when Trump on camera called on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s e-mail servers. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing,” he said. The investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller later determined that Russian hackers tried to do just that hours after Trump’s comments, making their first effort to break into servers used by Clinton’s personal office. … [Read more...] about Trump publicly urges China to investigate the Bidens
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German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports that Deutsche Bank gave expensive gifts to senior Chinese officials at a time when it was trying to establish itself as a major player in China’s financial industry. … [Read more...] about Report: Deutsche Bank gave lavish gifts to China’s leaders
One happy party was the Massachusetts Teachers Association, whose broader anti-accountability agenda includes eliminating the MCAS graduation exam. Despite the state’s successful quarter-century bipartisan commitment to improving public education, the union too often seems to view state government as an adversary if and when it does anything beyond providing public dollars for districts. Its website includes this snippet describing the amendment: “It also eliminates provisions that would have tightened the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s bureaucratic hold on districts.” … [Read more...] about Education funding: The House must repair the Senate’s damage
That bill has been shelved for now - but the protests have now mushroomed into a broader backlash against the government amid fears of the growing control of China's Communist party. … [Read more...] about Is it safe to travel to Hong Kong? Latest advice on flights
“When I first ran for Mayor, I had serious concerns about how decisions were made at the then-Boston Redevelopment Authority,” Walsh said. “I immediately ordered an outside review of the BRA and put in place significant reforms to bring transparency, integrity and accountability to our development and planning processes across the city. We launched Boston’s first citywide plan in 50 years that, through the input of more than 15,000 residents, now serves as a framework to preserve and enhance our city. … [Read more...] about Michelle Wu wants to abolish the BPDA. Here’s what to know.