Category: Voice of America

Tillerson Meets Trump, Pence Amid Speculation of Impending Exit

Voice of America quoting Tom Whalen, College of General Studies “Speculation is rife in Washington that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may soon leave the administration, following comments he and an aide made to reporters over the past two days…” Expert quote: “…shows contempt for Trump’s authoritarian style of presidential management.” View full article. 

Trump Team Attempting to Undercut Mueller Probe, Reports Say

Voice of America quoting Tom Whalen, College of General Studies “President Donald Trump’s legal advisers are looking into possible conflicts of interest within special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team that they could use to discredit Mueller’s inquiry into Russian election meddling, according to multiple sources and news reports…” Expert quote: “It appears obvious that Trump […]

White House Mounts Counteroffensive Against Fresh Russia Collusion Allegations

Voice of America quoting Tom Whalen, College of General Studies “The New York Times reported late Monday that the man who set up a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian attorney last year indicated in an email to Trump that the Russian government was the source of information that might hurt Hillary Clinton’s campaign for […]

Statues, Monuments Connected to Slavery Are Removed

Voice of America Thomas Berger, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “U.S. President Donald Trump, in an interview with the Washington Examiner this week, wondered, “Why was there a Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?” Expert quote: “For a long time, he said […]

Trump Orders Wide Review of Financial System Regulations

Voice of America Tamar Frankel, School of Law U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered a full review of the powers given to government regulators to oversee the banking and finance industries following the financial meltdown of 2008… Expert quote: “Boston University law professor Tamar Frankel, an expert in financial system regulation, said Dodd-Frank has not […]

Observers See Several Motives for Eritrean Involvement in Yemen

Voice of America Michael Woldemariam, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies The conflict between Saudi Arabia and Houthi rebels in Yemen is drawing in participants from across the Red Sea… Expert quote: “There’s a lot we don’t know about what this cooperation looks like, what the arrangements look like. But from […]