Geert Wilders loss in Netherlands hailed by leaders as key moment for tolerant societies and serious politics on continent
European governments facing a rising tide of populism heaved a collective sigh of relief after the Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, swept aside the challenge of the anti-Islam, anti-EU, populist. Geert Wilders, in the parliamentary elections.
Angela Merkel was among many EU leaders to congratulate voters on what she called “a good day for democracy”. The German chancellor said she was “very glad”, as she thought many people were, “that a high turnout led to a very pro-European result”.
Sean Spicer asks ‘whether executive powers were abused in 2016’, as former national intelligence director say he ‘can deny’ existence of surveillance order
The White House asked Congress on Sunday to investigate Donald Trump’s allegation, presented without evidence the day before, that Barack Obama ordered illegal wiretapping of Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election.
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Without citing evidence, Donald Trump on Saturday accused Barack Obama of a Watergate-style “wire tapping” of his offices in New York before the US presidential election, a [...]
The president claimed in an interview that most Americans still have progressive politics
Barack Obama has said he believes he would have won a third term in office were he eligible to run in the 2016 presidential election, while also casting a skeptical eye at the UK Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.
In a wide-ranging interview with former aide David Axelrod, the outgoing president expressed his belief that he could have won re-election in 2016, based on his view that most Americans still subscribed to his progressive vision and [...]