Seven Democratic presidential candidates will be picking up support from the group End Citizens United after pledging to support a major government ethics and campaign finance reform bill as the first legislation should they be elected. Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Michael Bennet, Kirsten Gillibrand, Beto O’Rourke, and Steve Bullock have all signed the “Reform First” pledge. Rather than endorsing a single candidate, End Citizens United will raise money for all seven online...www.dailykos.com
Yemen's southern separatists on Tuesday accused an Islamist party of complicity in last week's deadly attack on Aden, the seat of government, exposing rifts in the Saudi-backed coalition battling the Iran-aligned Houthi movement.U.S.
Michael Peck Technology, Europe there might be a problem. The Aegis Ashore sites in Romania and Poland are land-based versions of the naval Aegis, each consisting of a powerful SPY-1 radar and twenty-four SM-3 interceptor rockets. Aegis Ashore is aimed at stopping short-, medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles. Iran has built an arsenal of ballistic missiles, including intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) that could—in theory—be armed with nuclear warheads if Iran develops...The National Interest
In the race for a seat in Wales, parties opposed to leaving the European Union joined forces and won. The loss for the British leader will cut his parliamentary majority to one.www.nytimes.com
The intensification of antiziganist sentiment has become a hallmark of authoritarianism, yet it continues to go ignoredThe Independent
The United Kingdom announced on Monday it is joining the Pentagon's proposed joint mission to protect vessels traveling through the Persian Gulf amid soaring tensions with Iran. The move comes a day after Iran said it intercepted a third ship traveling in the Gulf, and just weeks after a BritishThe Washington Times
Top U.S. diplomats are pressuring the German government to reverse its recent decision to decline participation in a U.S.-led coalition in the Persian Gulf aimed at combating Iran's repeated attempts to hijack international oil tankers, according to multiple U.S. officials who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. The post German Refusal to Join American Anti-Iran Coalition Rankles U.S. Diplomats appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.Washington Free Beacon