Why would China change the status quo, angering a big nuclear-armed trading partner?
Now, he’s testifying that he understood there was a quid pro quo, and that he communicated it to Ukraine.
After his appointment as foreign minister on November 14, 1871, Andrássy conducted the foreign affairs of Austria-Hungary with the intention of preserving the status quo.
He may be serious about wanting to maintain the status quo, but, as the past two weeks have proved, it’s a status quo that is inching closer and closer to the extremist camp.
Voter disenchantment is not really a mandate for technocrats to tinker, innovatively, with the status quo.
There was absolutely no quid pro quo between Ukrainian military aid and any investigation into the 2016 election.”
The status quo is now thoroughly shaken up but there is little appetite for putting the technocrats back in power.
Trump initially strongly denied there was any quid pro quo involving Ukraine, and numerous Republicans took up that refrain.
The new line of attack, echoed by lawmakers and White House officials, is a turnabout for Republicans toiling to defend the president, who for weeks had led the cry of “no quid pro quo.”
All of them also understand that, compared with the status quo—and the status quo, not perfection or anything like it, is the alternative—it will constitute a moral and material advance of historic proportions.
Trump's presidency has exacerbated the problem and social media has raised awareness, but employing black codes and masquerading oppression against black people as democratic justice and fair law enforcement has sadly always been America's status quo.
Amazon on Monday became the latest tech company to face criticism for sharing public-facing statements supporting police reform and the Black Lives Matter movement while continuing internal policies and business practices that perpetuate the status quo.
His testimony corroborated many of the allegations in the whistleblower complaint from a US intelligence official that sparked the impeachment inquiry and also described an explicit quid pro quo involving about $400 million of US military aid to Ukraine.
The theory itself describes how an innovation can transform a market or sector by "introducing simplicity, convenience, accessibility, and affordability where complication and high cost are the status quo," as described on the Christensen Institute website.
"I highly recommend Tom's content to any business owner who wants to enhance their personal or business economies and invite other financial professionals to abandon the status-quo mentality and join this movement toward economic prosperity," Moriarty says.
The president has denied there was a quid pro quo and offered inconsistent justifications for withholding the security aid — including nebulous concerns over corruption and consternation over other countries in Europe not offering more assistance to Ukraine.
The status quo or inertia vote will lean towards staying in, though on this Vote Leave is trying to argue that, since the EU is changing so fast and moving inexorably towards closer political union, the real status quo vote should be one to leave.
DAVOS, Switzerland - Economists need to quantify the risk of ignoring environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors and maintaining capitalism's status quo, Hiromichi Mizuno, chief investment officer for Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund, said Tuesday.
In his public testimony, Sondland confirmed Trump's quid-pro-quo arrangement with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, and he implicated several other government officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and former national security adviser John Bolton.
The question I am trying to ask—and maybe this gets to bigger questions about our politics right now—is about the fact that people in the White House were saying there was no quid pro quo, but now the line seems to have shifted to, “If there was a quid pro quo, it is not an impeachable offense, or a big deal.”
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The question I am trying to ask—and maybe this gets to bigger questions about our politics right now—is about the fact that people in the White House were saying there was no quid pro quo but now the line seems to have shifted to If there was a quid pro quo it is not an impeachable offense or a big deal