Brendan Cole
Brendan Cole
Not the ballroom dancer but a word provider for Newsweek Media Group.Source
London
CRITIC
img-contested
N/A
0 reviews
PUBLIC
img-contested
N/A
4 reviews
RECENT ARTICLES
No Rating
Video of Joe Biden's live feed being cut off after asking for questions viewed over one million times

Video of Joe Biden's live feed being cut off after asking for questions viewed over one million times

ShareThe sudden cutting off of a virtual discussion live feed held by President and House after he opened the floor to questions has been widely viewed on social media.During the session from the White House briefing room on Wednesday, Biden had urged fellow Democrats to make the case for the COVID relief package to their constituents.At the end of the speech, Biden said: "I'm happy to take questions, if that's what I'm supposed to do Nance," referring to the House Speaker , who had introduced him at the start of his address."Whatever you want me to do," he added, looking ready to field...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
2d ago
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Bernie Sanders won't give up on $15 minimum wage, "We are going to deal with this"

Bernie Sanders won't give up on $15 minimum wage, "We are going to deal with this"

ShareSenator (I-VT) has taken aim at the official who ruled that raising the federal minimum wage cannot be folded into a COVID relief package, saying those championing the $15 rate will continue their fight.The comments by Sanders came soon after Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled the did not meet budget rules that would allow it to go through the upper house with a simple majority.Democrats had hoped that as part of the American Rescue Plan, the wage hike would bypass the 60-vote legislative filibuster.Describing the ruling as a "setback", a virtual town hall organized by People's...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Feb 26
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
State senator who quit GOP says Trump era left many Republicans with no political home

State senator who quit GOP says Trump era left many Republicans with no political home

ShareArkansas state senator Jim Hendren, who hails from a family steeped in Republican Party politics, has said the direction that former President has taken the GOP has meant that many Americans voters no longer have "a political home."His comments on comes after and register as an independent in "one of the hardest" decisions he had made in his life.In a video message, on January 6 as "the final straw" but also expressed his dismay at watching Republican officials challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election "with lies."Arkansas State Senator Jim Hendren Leaves GOP, Registers...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Feb 20
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Alexei Navalny overtakes Putin as Russia's most mentioned politician on social media

Alexei Navalny overtakes Putin as Russia's most mentioned politician on social media

ShareJailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has overtaken President Vladimir Putin as Russia's most mentioned politician on social media according to latest analysis, highlighting the growing threat he poses to the country's authorities.State-run media in Russia has taken pains to shield Navalny's name and face from the masses, often dismissively referring to him as "a blogger" in a bid to diminish his status as a political force.But in the month since his return to Russia from Berlin, where he was treated for Novichok poisoning, Navalny's profile has exploded.Analysis by the online...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Feb 18
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Josh Hawley blasts "lie" he incited riot as Missouri newspaper calls him "FrankenHawley"

Josh Hawley blasts "lie" he incited riot as Missouri newspaper calls him "FrankenHawley"

ShareSen. Josh Hawley has told a Missouri news channel that lawmakers accusing him of inciting the Capitol riots are part of a "woke mob" as he faces growing calls from his home state to resign.Hawley was among the GOP lawmakers who rejected the Electoral College results that delivered the White House to President . Supporters of spurred by these false claims of election fraud stormed the Capitol on January 6, leading to five deaths.After donors and local figures , Hawley gave a bullish response when asked by KVTO whether he had helped incite the mob and was putting his political career...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Feb 5
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Bernie Sanders staffer defends Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's account of Capitol riots

Bernie Sanders staffer defends Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's account of Capitol riots

ShareRep. 's description of the threat posed to lawmakers during the U.S. Capitol riots has been backed by a Democratic primary campaign chief, after the lawmaker's critics questioned her account.During an Live video posted on Monday, Ocasio-Cortez said as supporters of former President stormed the Capitol on January 6The New York congresswoman has been praised for her frankness in describing how she feared for her life and was forced of her sexual assault., with conservative critics mentioning that her office is in the nearby Cannon House, not the main Capitol building. GOP Rep. Nancy...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Feb 4
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Alexei Navalny calls Vladimir Putin the "underwear poisoner" in defiant court address

Alexei Navalny calls Vladimir Putin the "underwear poisoner" in defiant court address

ShareRussian anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny gave a defiant address to a Moscow courtroom where he took aim at both President and the clampdown on protests across the country over the last two weekends.Navalny's appearance at Moscow City Court on Tuesday came two days saw the detention of thousands of people who had taken to the streets calling for his release. The previous Saturday, demonstrations across 120 cities took place.The opposition leader had been arrested at a Moscow airport last month after arriving back from Berlin, where he had been treated for poisoning by the...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Feb 2
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Rand Paul says Joe Biden's speech was "innuendo calling us white supremacists"

Rand Paul says Joe Biden's speech was "innuendo calling us white supremacists"

ShareRepublican Senator has said that President 's call for an end to lies in public discourse was a veiled accusation of racism towards people like him who held different political views.During Wednesday's , Biden described how there were "lies told for power and for profit," and that everyone had a duty "to defend the truth and defeat the lies."This was an apparent reference to debunked claims his election victory had been marred by voter fraud, which spurred supporters of former President to gather outside the Capitol on January 6. that says he incited the supporters to storm the...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Jan 21
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Donald Trump needs psychiatric assessment, mental health doctors tell Congress

Donald Trump needs psychiatric assessment, mental health doctors tell Congress

ShareA team of Washington, D.C.-licensed psychiatrists and the president of an organization of mental health professionals that has been warning against the mental unfitness of President are submitting documents to calling for the commander-in-chief to be psychiatrically assessed.World Mental Health Coalition President Bandy X. Lee hopes the move will provide information that can make the 25th Amendment possible at the same time as offering immediate security measures.Calls are growing to remove Trump before Inauguration Day on January 20 following Wednesday's storming of the Capitol...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Jan 8
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Capitol riots were a "Breakdown in risk intelligence", Obama-era secret service agent says

Capitol riots were a "Breakdown in risk intelligence", Obama-era secret service agent says

ShareA former Secret Service agent has said he is "stunned" at law enforcement officials' claims that there was no reason to expect an attempt to breach the U.S. Capitol ahead of Wednesday's riot, as he criticized intelligence failures and a lack of preparedness.Jonathan Wackrow, a security expert who served in the presidential protection division during 's presidency, told that building was stormed due to a "breakdown in risk intelligence planning."With threats of violence brewing on social media for days before the protest in which it was known that right-wing extremists would be turning...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Jan 9
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Call for GOP West Virginia delegate who stormed Capitol to face criminal charges

Call for GOP West Virginia delegate who stormed Capitol to face criminal charges

ShareThere have been calls for a newly-elected West Virginia lawmaker to be suspended and even face prosecution after footage showed him at the center of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.Derrick Evans assumed office on December 1 as a Republican member of West Virginia's House of Delegates after placing first in a two-member district with 8,227 votes.He live streamed video on Wednesday in which he surged through a door in the interior of the Capitol building.In the footage, which was later deleted, he was heard shouting: "We're in, we're in. Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!"...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Jan 7
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Ex-GOP senator says Republicans must form new party or be Trump hostages

Ex-GOP senator says Republicans must form new party or be Trump hostages

ShareFormer Republican Senator William Cohen has accused GOP members of pandering to President 's wishes to overturn the election result and warned they will be held hostage to his whims when he leaves office.Cohen, for Maine between 1979 and 1997, took aim at GOP lawmakers indulging Trump's unfounded claims of election fraud, and said that division among Republicans was so stark that it should form a new party.Describing Trump as a "ringmaster" who can "snap his whip and all of the elephants jump on the chairs," Cohen said that Republicans who back Trump's rejection of the election result...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Jan 1
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Bernie Sanders dubbed "national treasure" after $2,000 stimulus appeal

Bernie Sanders dubbed "national treasure" after $2,000 stimulus appeal

ShareAn impassioned plea by Vermont Senator to increase direct payments for Americans to $2,000 has been backed by many on social media.During his speech to the Senate on Wednesday, to bolster his push for Senate Majority Leader (R-KY) to allow a vote on more than tripling the $600 payments.Sanders said McConnell "might want to get on the phone and start talking to " about getting the $2,000 check, pointing out the state has 10 of the poorest 25 counties in the country.Sanders said it would be tough to get the required 60 senators to agree to the proposal, telling the upper house: "All that...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Dec 31
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Adam Schiff says Trump's pardons show he Is "lawless until the bitter end"

Adam Schiff says Trump's pardons show he Is "lawless until the bitter end"

Share's decision to pardon allies has sparked anger among lawmakers, with one senator within the president's own party describing the move as "rotten to the core."Among the 26 people on Wednesday was Charles Kushner, whose son, , is Trump's adviser and son-in-law. Charles Kushner was jailed for tax evasion, witness tampering and making illegal campaign donations.Trump also pardoned his former adviser, , convicted in November 2019 of lying to Congress in connection with its investigation into Russian election interference, witness tampering and obstructing an official proceeding.On Thursday,...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Dec 24
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
"Trump has pardoned a child murderer" says lawyer for Iraq Blackwater massacre victims

"Trump has pardoned a child murderer" says lawyer for Iraq Blackwater massacre victims

ShareA lawyer who represented the family of a child killed by U.S. government contractors during the Iraq War has described the decision by President to grant pardons to four of the men involved as "unconscionable."Nine-year-old Ali Kinani was among at least 14 people killed in and around Nisour Square, Baghdad, on 16 September, 2007, by who had been assigned to guard a U.S. diplomatic convoy.Military veterans Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard were convicted in 2014 by a U.S. federal court of voluntary manslaughter, attempted manslaughter and other charges and given sentences of...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Dec 24
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Wisconsin judge who ruled against Donald Trump gets extra police protection after threats

Wisconsin judge who ruled against Donald Trump gets extra police protection after threats

ShareA conservative judge in Wisconsin's Supreme Court, who was criticized by President for rejecting his election fraud claims, has said he is getting extra police protection due to concerns over his safety.Justice Brian Hagedorn has written the majority opinion in decisions against Trump and dismissed the latest attempt. for a recount in the state's most populous and Democratic-leaning areas, Milwaukee and Dane counties, after Biden beat the incumbent by about 21,000 votes.Trump had sought in those counties in a lawsuit that claimed some absentee ballots were obtained without proper...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Dec 22
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Trump self-pardon could be admission of guilt—Ex-Watergate prosecutor

Trump self-pardon could be admission of guilt—Ex-Watergate prosecutor

ShareA former Watergate lawyer has warned that pardons given by President —including a pre-emptive one for himself—could be considered an admission of guilt in court and pose significant legal problems in the future.Nick Akerman, who was assistant special Watergate prosecutor in the case that led to the resignation of former president Richard Nixon, criticized the clemency rulings made by Trump, which included his adviser, and his former national security advisor .He told CNN that pardons at the end of a presidency would typically come at the recommendation of the pardon of office and the...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Dec 17
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Donald Trump labelled "loser of the year" by Europe's biggest news magazine

Donald Trump labelled "loser of the year" by Europe's biggest news magazine

ShareThe German magazine Der Spiegel has delivered a withering assessment of President 's 2020 in an article headlined "The loser of the year."The piece of more than 3,300 words pulled no punches in criticizing Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, his refusal to accept an election defeat, and for good measure, it took swipes at other presidential actions this year.Headlined in German "Der Verlierer des Jahres" the article published online on Thursday describes how Trump's refusal to accept President-elect 's victory is "not surprising," because, as Roland Nelles and Ralf Neukirch...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Dec 10
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
The Lincoln Project targets Mitch McConnell, Trump in latest ads: "This is not normal"

The Lincoln Project targets Mitch McConnell, Trump in latest ads: "This is not normal"

ShareThe latest ads by the Lincoln Project have taken aim at President 's claims the election was marred by fraud and portrayed the Georgia Senate runoff in January as essentially a vote on U.S. Senate Majority Leader .A 44-second video released by the anti-Trump group of Republicans shows the attorney Lin Wood, who backs Trump's unsubstantiated claims of fraud, addressing a crowd at a so-called "Stop the Steal" rally in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday.The clip starts with Wood wearing a "Make America Great Again" cap telling a cheering crowd that Trump "knows he won this election.""He said,...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Dec 3
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Joe Biden wants stimulus deal that won't "embarrass" Mitch McConnell

Joe Biden wants stimulus deal that won't "embarrass" Mitch McConnell

SharePresident-elect believes that "trade offs" can be made with Senate Majority Leader to ensure Congress backs a new stimulus package.Eight months on from the CARES Act putting payments into the pockets of 160 million Americans, a congressional impasse faces moves for a second stimulus deal that is urgently needed.Biden told The New York Times that getting a new deal through Congress, even before he takes office, would be a priority. He said economic harm to the U.S. economy was a real prospect with so many out of work and millions struggling to make mortgage or rent payments.Key to a new...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Dec 2
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Cyber security chief fired by Trump rejects election foreign meddling claims, says "the proof is in the ballots"

Cyber security chief fired by Trump rejects election foreign meddling claims, says "the proof is in the ballots"

ShareA top cyber security official, who was fired by President after saying the 2020 U.S. election was the most secure in history, has branded as "farcical" claims made that the vote was marred by foreign interference.In the first interview , Christopher Krebs, the former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), rejected allegations made by Trump and his team that any votes had been tabulated in foreign countries."All votes in the United States of America are counted in the United States of America," Krebs told 60 Minutes. "I don't understand this claim. All...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Nov 28
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
"Loser" projected onto Trump's golf course to soundtrack of "YMCA"

"Loser" projected onto Trump's golf course to soundtrack of "YMCA"

SharePresident was playing a few holes when he found out he had lost the election and it was on one of his own golf courses that activists decided to emphasize that message, using the insult he often hurls at opponents.The front lawn of the Trump Turnberry course in Ayrshire, Scotland, was lit up with the word "Loser" to the strains of the Village People song "YMCA," which was a Trump campaign anthem.As the disco classic played, huge letters were displayed one after the other, flashing in time with the music, in the colors and stars and stripes of the American flag.The projection was the...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Nov 27
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Belarus' president-in-exile urges Joe Biden to help topple Putin-backed dictatorship

Belarus' president-in-exile urges Joe Biden to help topple Putin-backed dictatorship

ShareBelarus' opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has said she hopes the Biden White House will bolster her quest to oust the country's strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko.The man often termed "Europe's last dictator" remains in power after an August election that was viewed internationally as rigged. Since then, and thousands of arrests have not dimmed the enthusiasm of protesters who view Tikhanovskaya as their rightfully elected president.In exile in neighboring Lithuania, she said she was optimistic about the role that President-elect could play in toppling Lukashenko, a leader...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Nov 25
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Joe Biden's popular vote share is third largest by presidential challenger in election history

Joe Biden's popular vote share is third largest by presidential challenger in election history

ShareIn a record-breaking election, results so far show that President-elect 's share of the popular vote is the third highest by the challenger of an incumbent president in history.Although there are legal challenges to November 3's election pending, as of Saturday, Biden won 50.9 percent of the popular vote, with his more than 78.2 million votes, which is theSo far Biden is more than clear of President 's 72.8 million votes which is the second highest recorded and the most ever by a losing candidate. Trump won 47.3 percent of the popular vote. A large margin of victory in the popular vote...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Nov 14
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Ex-GOP Senator says most Republicans know Trump lost, don't want to "run afoul" of his base

Ex-GOP Senator says most Republicans know Trump lost, don't want to "run afoul" of his base

ShareThe former GOP senator for Arizona has said that the majority of the Republican Party has accepted that President-elect had won the U.S. election but some were not prepared to admit it yet as they did not want to "run afoul" of President 's base.Jeff Flake served as senator in the Grand Canyon state between 2013 and 2019 and has been a vocal critic of Trump. In October, he filmed an ad in which he urged GOP voters to back Biden, saying that he had never before voted for a Democrat for president.Regarding Trump's defeat in the election, he told the BBC's Newsnight program: "Most of the...

newsweek.com
Brendan Cole
Nov 10
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
OUTLETS
newsweek.com

newsweek.com

CRITIC
img-contested
N/A
PUBLIC
img-contested
56%