Political Figures are people who have achieved power in politics and help lead governments. From Julius Caesar and Nelson Mandela to Nancy Pelosi, Political Figures make big decisions that affect the world.
One day after thousands of people lined up at the Arizona Capitol to pay their respects to John McCain, family, friends and political leaders gathered at a Phoenix-based Baptist church to celebrate the late senator. Former Vice President Joe Biden quoted Shakespeare in his eulogy, saying, "We shall not see his like again."
Mike Pompeo testifies today at his Congressional confirmation hearing for U.S. secretary of state following President Trump’s firing of Rex Tillerson. Democrats will likely pose aggressive questions about hardliner views on the Paris climate accord and North Korea's nuclear program.
President Xi Jinping warned James Mattis that China won’t surrender territory the country considers its own, likely partly referencing American ties with Taiwan. The yuan also dropped to a 6-month low against the dollar in an escalating trade war as President Trump threatens new tariffs.
Rudolph Giuliani resigned from his law firm, where he had taken a leave of absence to serve as President Trump’s personal lawyer, due to tensions over public comments. The former NYC mayor defended payments made by Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen to a pornographic actress.
Netflix has named Susan Rice to its board of directors. The former Obama ambassador has been criticized for her handling of the 2012 attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi. Meanwhile, Barack and Michelle Obama are reportedly in talks to provide shows for the company.
Ben Carson defended himself against criticism for purchasing a $31,000 dining set for his office to Congress, saying he left details to his wife and staff. Emails from the secretary of housing and urban development seem to contradict his distancing from the purchase.
Vladimir Putin gifted President Donald Trump an Adidas soccer ball to celebrate the World Cup, held in Russia, which had markings indicating it had a chip that allows fans to access mobile content and could theoretically be programmed to initiate an attack on nearby phones.
Paul Manafort is a political consultant who served as a campaign manager of presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2016. He was later indicted for money laundering and conspiracy against the United States by special counsel Robert Mueller and sentenced to 90 months in prison.