Halloween gave us a respite from national and world news. Halloween evening in Washington, DC, was balmy, with lots of kids out and
Below, yours truly, with Jon on same visit
As it has every year since 1992, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday for a resolution that called for lifting the U.S. embargo against Cuba — despite a U.S. move to put the focus on Cuba’s human rights’ record. The vote was 189-2 in favor of the resolution with no abstentions. Only the United States and Israel voted against it.
Before the vote, there was debate on eight amendments proposed by the United States that criticized Cuba’s human rights record and lack of civil liberties on the island. The amendments were all defeated by wide margins with only three delegations — the United States, Israel, and Ukraine — consistently voting for them. The Marshall Islands also voted in favor of one amendment.
Now that the midterms are over, Trump is moving aggressively to protect himself from the Mueller probe. He can veto any proposal to continue the probe that the Democratic House puts forth. This promises to be open warfare.