Posts Tagged ‘backfired’

Polls: Impeachment Show Trial Backfired Spectacularly On Democrats

Nancy Pelosi’s House Democrats thought impeaching Trump would help them politically, but a new Emerson College poll shows that independents have dramatically swung against impeachment. Following the Adam Schiff-led show trial’s public hearings, President Donald Trump has surged ahead of all four top Democratic rivals in potential head-to-head matchups for the first time. The Hill notes: […]

Trump’s maximum pressure policy on Iran has backfired and experts say it will fail

Independent | Negar Mortazavi: Iran announces fourth step of withdrawal from nuclear deal, moving further away from limits placed on nuclear programme It’s been one year-and-a-half since Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the nuclear deal with Iran – calling it the worst deal ever – and embarked on a policy of “maximum pressure”. […]

How Turkey’s Invasion Of Syria Backfired On Erdogan

How Turkey’s Invasion Of Syria Backfired On Erdogan Above Photo: Marsupium – CC BY 4.0 Turkey’s Syrian venture is rapidly turning sour from President Erdogan’s point of view. The Turkish advance into northeast Syria is moving slowly, but Turkey’s military options are becoming increasingly limited as the Syrian Army, backed by Russia, moves into Kurdish-held cities and towns […]

US Ambassador Grenell’s Threat to Germany Has Backfired, Driving Germany Closer to Russia

LOST: US Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, pictured with President Donald Trump. Last week, German lawmakers sent a stark message to Washington. The argument escalated following a series of flippant comments made by US ambassador Richard Grenell who had demanded Germany increase its defense spending, claiming it was “really insulting to expect the US taxpayer […]

Netanyahu’s attempts to quash BDS support by banning Tlaib and Omar has backfired

The Israeli government’s decision on Thursday to deny entry to US Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar over their support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement caused international uproar. While speculation remains over just how much US President Donald Trump’s tweet demanding Tlaib and Omar, who he said “hate Israel & all Jews”, […]

Jamal Khashoggi: How the ‘stupid, naïve’ plot to kill Washington Post journalist backfired on Saudi Arabia | Ehsan Knopf: The murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi not only shocked the world, but it also shone a light on Donald Trump’s relationship with his Middle Eastern ally. But according to 9News correspondent Robert Penfold, it had even greater ramifications and was a “stupid and naïve” attempt at concealing wrongdoing on […]

Why The Latest Attack On Single-Payer Backfired

Why The Latest Attack On Single-Payer Backfired Above Photo: Hundreds of New Yorkers joined a grassroots alliance of health care advocates in a rally on the steps of Union Square to demand a universal, single-payer, improved and expanded Medicare health care system, and an end to for-profit health care on July 24, 2017.ERIK MCGREGOR / PACIFIC […]

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