Martin Luther King III is on a mission to revive his late father’s 1968 anti-poverty campaign in hopes to quell unrest in places like Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri — and he’s taking his message straight to the White House and all of the 2016 presidential contenders.
President Obama will have to step up pressure on Baghdad to share U.S. military hardware with the country’s Sunni and Kurdish forces if Washington is serious about retaking the key northern city of Mosul from the jihadi Islamic State movement.
NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: The stakes have always been high for Vitali Klitschko — from the nine times he defended his heavyweight boxing title right through his emergence as a major opposition figure on Ukraine’s violent political scene.
NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: The Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden predicts that President Obama will reverse course and order American ground troops into Iraq to fight the Islamic State terrorist army.
Carly Fiorina, who rose to power in corporate America to become Hewlett-Packard’s first female chairman and CEO, is aiming to smash two more glass ceilings, but this time in politics.
NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: The top Pakistani diplomat in Washington says he is optimistic about prospects for peace in Afghanistan after the U.S. troop pullout, but asserts that the Obama administration could and should be doing more to foster peace in South Asia by pressuring India to embrace economic and counterterrorism overtures from Islamabad.
NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: On the holiday commemorating his father’s epic civil rights legacy, Martin Luther King III says he is dismayed by recent violence against police, the destructive protests in Ferguson and the trashing of a U.Va. fraternity falsely accused of sexual assault because they don’t reflect his father’s own approach to advocate for change peacefully.
NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: A top official from the Turkish north of Cyprus says the Greek Cypriot government has jeopardized a delicate peace process between the two long-divided sides by pursuing “hegemony” over oil and gas exploration operations in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: American manufacturers are longing to invest and create new jobs to fuel American growth but are being held back by costly regulations coming from Washington and uncertainty about what lies ahead, the head of the nation’s biggest manufacturing trade group said.
Republican Larry Hogan, who is in a surprisingly close race for governor in deep-blue Maryland, said Thursday that if elected he would be playing “goalie” to stop the Democrat-led General Assembly from passing more bad legislation.