Tag: Merkel

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America head into Independence Day with four good martinis. They look at a survey showing the majority of Americans support a Senate vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee before the midterm election. They also support German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to reverse the country’s open-borders immigration policy due to mounting political pressure. They analyze reports showing an Iranian diplomat was involved in a plot to attack a conference of Iranian resistance groups in Paris. And they welcome Brian Ross’ departure from ABC News following his false report that Trump ordered Michael Flynn to speak with Russians before the 2016 presidential election.

Hoover senior fellow Russell Berman, a specialist in the study of German literary and cultural politics, takes us through the aftershocks of the French presidential election. Is German chancellor Angela Merkel breathing a sigh of relief or, despite the nationalist setback in France, does her future and that of the European Union remain in doubt?