Anne Kornblut

White House Correspondent, Washington Post

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White House correspondent for the Washington Post; former reporter for the New York Times

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Yesterday's bloody violence  has been replaced by uneasy calm as tens of thousands of protesters have gathered following Friday prayers.

The 'Day of Departure' in Egypt?

Yesterday's bloody violence has been replaced by uneasy calm as tens of thousands of protesters have gathered following Friday prayers.

from To the Point

The White House originally invited leaders of both parties in both houses of Congress to a working afternoon followed by dinner on November 18.

Congressional Leadership Meets with President Obama

The White House originally invited leaders of both parties in both houses of Congress to a working afternoon followed by dinner on November 18.

from To the Point

As expected since Mayor Richard Daley said he would not run for another term, Chief of Staff  Rahm Emanuel  left the White House today to return to Chicago.

Goodbye Rahm Emanuel, Hello Pete Rouse

As expected since Mayor Richard Daley said he would not run for another term, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel left the White House today to return to Chicago.

from To the Point

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Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

from To the Point

“Midnight Traveler” tells the harrowing story of Afghani director Hassan Fazili and his family’s displacement as filmed on their cell phones.

from Scheer Intelligence

President Donald Trump holds a press conference.

Greta Thunberg inspired Fridays for Future--school strikes around the world.  Were the leaders of major polluters paying attention? Not according to what they told the United Nations.

from To the Point

66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

from To the Point

Two of the most urgent crises facing Americans---mental health and homelessness---are inextricably linked. The failure to see this has only made things worse.

from Scheer Intelligence

These are some interesting texts.

from Left, Right & Center

Trump’s sometimes, maybe lawyer Rudy Giuliani clearly needs an attorney himself as the investigations involving the former New York City mayor mount.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Google says its translation service can't replace human translators, but U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services tell officers it's the most efficient tool to vet refugees.

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