FROM Uki Goñi
Judge Clears Argentinian President in Conspiracy Case Before he was found dead of a bullet wound in his apartment, Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman accused President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of conspiring with Iran to cover up its role in a terrorist attack that occurred 20 years ago. The plot thickened today when a judge dismissed those charges — and the President blamed her head of intelligence for Nisman’s murder. Buenos Aires-based journalist Uki Goñi is following the story for The Guardian .
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?