Things may have changed, to borrow a phrase from the NPR Politics Podcast, by the time you finished digesting your turkey.
While most people try to take a break from the daily headlines during Thanksgiving, the political news often doesn’t stop. That was especially true this year, as President Trump veered from grievance to grievance, the federal government published a report warning of the devastating consequences of global warming, and American border agents fired tear gas at migrants trying to force their way across the US-Mexico border, among other major stories.
Here’s a quick primer on some of news you’ve missed since the holiday.
Chief Justice Criticizes Trump: Just before Thanksgiving, Chief Justice John Roberts offered a rare rebuke of President Trump, defending federal judges against the president’s broadsides. Trump spent part of his Thanksgiving returning fire.
Trump Defends Saudi Arabia: After a public conference call with members of the military, Trump defended Saudi Arabia during an impromptu press conference, brushing aside CIA assessments that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally approved the murder of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “It’s an atrocity, it’s a terrible thing. I dislike it more than you do,” he said. “But the fact is, …