Trump Officially Wants Back In TPP

President Trump, in a sharp reversal, told a gathering of farm-state lawmakers and governors on Thursday morning that the United States was looking into rejoining a multicountry trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal he pulled out of days after assuming the presidency….

Missouri lawmakers told they’ll lose donors unless they support embattled governor

State lawmakers in Missouri claim they’ve been threatened with a sharp decrease in donations unless they actively support embattled Gov. Eric Greitens (R), who has been charged with photographing a woman while she was naked and using the image to threaten her with blackmail. Greitens…

How to make sense of all of Trump’s statements on Syria this week

President Donald Trump’s lack of a strategy in Syria was put into sharp focus this past week when he repeatedly called for U.S. troops to leave the county, against the recommendations of his security advisors. At a rally in Ohio last week, Trump surprised the…

Banks ‘backslide’ into financing the world’s most carbon-intensive fossil fuel projects

In 2016, after the signing of the Paris climate agreement, there was a sharp decrease in bank financing for “extreme fossil fuels.” However, 2017 was a year of “backsliding” into financing the fossil fuel sector again, according to a new report. The world’s largest banks…

Vatican Trains More Exorcists Citing Demon Epidemic

The Vatican has allegedly set up a new exorcism training course following a sharp increase in reports of demonic possession. Benigno Palilla, a Sicilian priest and trained exorcist, told Vatican Radio that there are 500,000 alleged cases of possession in Italy recorded yearly – and…

Is Turkey Experiencing a New Nationalism?

Introduction and summary Despite sharp disagreements within the Turkish public about the overall direction of the country and its political leadership, a comprehensive new public opinion study by the Center for American Progress finds broad consensus among Turks about the dimensions of Turkish national self-perception…