The four most bizarre moments from Donald Trump’s CBS interview

The four most bizarre moments from Donald Trump’s CBS interview

The four most bizarre moments from Donald Trump’s CBS interview Donald Trump has been in power for 100 days and to mark the occasion he spoke with CBS to reflect on what he has done so far. However, the interview on ‘Face The Nation’ will be remembered more for the odd moments than for Trump’s inside view on running the US. The President chatted about the “bigness” of his decisions so far – and made one or two baffling comments about his new workplace. Here are the four most bizarre…

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If Mueller Is Fired, Pence Will Become President, Ex-White House Ethics Lawyer Says

If Mueller Is Fired, Pence Will Become President, Ex-White House Ethics Lawyer Says

If Mueller Is Fired, Pence Will Become President, Ex-White House Ethics Lawyer Says President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence arrive on stage at the Chairman’s Global Dinner, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, in Washington, D.C., Jan. 17, 2017. Amid reports Donald Trump is unhappy with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s closeness with fired FBI Director James Comey, the top ethics lawyer from ex-President George W. Bush’s administration said Saturday Vice President Mike Pence will “soon become” the next U.S. president. There has been growing concern among Trump and…

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A Casual First Family Heads to ‘Rustic’ Camp David for the First Time

A Casual First Family Heads to ‘Rustic’ Camp David for the First Time

A Casual First Family Heads to ‘Rustic’ Camp David for the First Time Melania, Donald, and Barron Trump leave the White House to travel to Camp David in Maryland. (Photo: AP) Heading to the presidential compound Camp David for the first time in Donald Trump’s few months in office, the president and first lady stepped out in fairly casual style. He went without one of his signature lengthy ties, she was stylishly casual as well in a belted shirtdress — a $1,795 Gabriela Hearst design — while their son, Barron, sported Arsenal Football Club soccer…

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Trump Lawyer On Defensive As He Insists The President Is Not Being Investigated

Trump Lawyer On Defensive As He Insists The President Is Not Being Investigated

Trump Lawyer On Defensive As He Insists The President Is Not Being Investigated Donald Trump’s lawyer took a defensive tack on Sunday as he argued with his interviewer and insisted the president was not under investigation. Jay Sekulow, who is a member of the president’s legal team, appeared flustered on Fox News Sunday over whether Trump was being investigated for obstruction of justice. President Donald Trump thrusts his fist after signing an executive order reversing Obama administration Cuba policies as Florida Governor Rick Scott (C-rear), Cuban dissident and former prisoner Cary Roque and…

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates PT Usha academy, says India needs to create an ecosystem to nurture talent

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates PT Usha academy, says India needs to create an ecosystem to nurture talent

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates PT Usha academy, says India needs to create an ecosystem to nurture talent Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the inauguration of the Synthetic Track of the USHA School, via video conference. (Source: PTI) In his address, PM Modi also urged the equal participation of women and also urged the sporting fraternity to formulate a set of goals when India celebrates 75 years of freedom in 2022. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new world class synthetic track at the Usha (PT Usha) School of Athletics via…

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Players walk out to sound of Oasis song for France-England

Players walk out to sound of Oasis song for France-England

Players walk out to sound of Oasis song for France-England  SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) – In an emotional show of support for the victims of the recent attacks in Manchester and London, France and England players walked out to the sound of “Don’t Look Back in Anger” from Oasis moments before Tuesday’s friendly at Stade de France. The famed pop anthem was played by the musicians and the choir of the French Republican Guard, with the lead singer in uniform playing a guitar. As he started singing the famed pop anthem,…

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Trump slams Dems for not helping to fix Obamacare ‘catastrophe’

Trump slams Dems for not helping to fix Obamacare ‘catastrophe’

Trump slams Dems for not helping to fix Obamacare ‘catastrophe’ Standing with two families victimized by Obamacare, President Trump shamed Democrats on Tuesday for not joining Republicans working to fix the health care law that he called a “catastrophe.” It was part of an aggressive push to get a health care bill through the Senate this summer and put Democrats on the spot for hamstringing the effort. “The Democrats have let you down big league,” the president said on the tarmac after arriving in Air Force One in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,…

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Senate Republicans use opioid addiction treatment funds to make Obamacare repeal more attractive

Senate Republicans use opioid addiction treatment funds to make Obamacare repeal more attractive

Senate Republicans use opioid addiction treatment funds to make Obamacare repeal more attractive Senate Republicans are dangling billions of dollars in opioid-fighting funds to try to entice wary moderates to sign onto their Obamacare repeal bill, looking to ink a final compromise. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia Republican, said she is looking for a $45 billion commitment over a 10-year period to make sure addicts in her hard-hit state will be able to get treatment under the Republican health care model, which would phase out Obamacare’s vast expansion of…

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Salma Hayek recalls when Donald Trump hit on her: I told him I had a boyfriend

Salma Hayek recalls when Donald Trump hit on her: I told him I had a boyfrienddonald trump, salma hayek, donald trump photos, salma hayek photos, donald trump salma hayek

Salma Hayek recalls when Donald Trump hit on her: I told him I had a boyfriend Salma Hayek has opened up about the time Donald Trump asked her out on a date during an appearance on “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”. In a conversation with Trevor, the 50-year-old actor revealed that the now US President once tried to hit on her at an event where he first befriended her then-boyfriend, reported Us weekly. “I was at an event with my boyfriend… He (Trump) put his jacket on my shoulders as…

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Vladimir Putin Tells Megyn Kelly American Hackers May Have “Shifted the Blame” to Russia

Vladimir Putin Tells Megyn Kelly American Hackers May Have "Shifted the Blame" to Russia

Vladimir Putin Tells Megyn Kelly American Hackers May Have “Shifted the Blame” to Russia “Hackers can be anywhere,” the Russian president told the former Fox News host in an exclusive sit-down interview.Putin, according to Kelly, suggested to her that the CIA could have been behind the hacking scandal surrounding the election. The host also asked if Putin has any damaging information on President Trump, which will be part of the exclusive interview to air on Sunday. NBC’s Megyn Kelly, in her first major interview at her new home after departing Fox…

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US Vice Prez Pence backs up Donald Trump’s economic efforts during visit to Iowa

US Vice Prez Pence backs up Donald Trump’s economic efforts during visit to Iowa

US Vice Prez Pence backs up Donald Trump’s economic efforts during visit to Iowa Trump also “has stood for the sanctity of human life,” Pence said. Trump’s latest budget proposal would prohibit any funding for certain entities that provide abortions, including Planned Parenthood.   Donald : Speaking at the annual fundraiser of Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, Pence told more than 1,400 Iowa Republicans that, thanks to Trump, “American businesses are growing again, they are investing in America again.” Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday reassured Iowa conservatives,…

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GOP Senator Concedes Democrats Had A Better Process When Passing Health Care Law

GOP Senator Concedes Democrats Had A Better Process When Passing Health Care Law

GOP Senator Concedes Democrats Had A Better Process When Passing Health Care Law Senator : Sen. Tom Cotton said the GOP needed more than 18 days to come up with a plan. But they actually had seven years. Ever since President Donald Trump and Republicans failed spectacularly on Friday in their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, they have been busy finding people to blame. Republicans who opposed the bill have argued that the process was rushed, laying the blame on House GOP leaders like Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)…

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Most Americans Say FBI Investigation Of Trump-Russia Ties Is Necessary

Most Americans Say FBI Investigation Of Trump-Russia Ties Is Necessary

Most Americans Say FBI Investigation Of Trump-Russia Ties Is Necessary The public largely believes that it’s worthwhile to investigate links between Russian government officials and associates of President Donald Trump, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Americans say by a 17-point margin, 48 percent to 31 percent, that the Trump administration’s relationship with Russia is a legitimate issue. Forty-seven percent say they consider it a serious problem, although just under one-third say it’s very serious. Thirty-seven percent say it’s not very serious or not a problem at all, with another 16…

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Obama Administration Looks To Be In Very Serious Legal Trouble

Obama Administration Looks To Be In Very Serious Legal Trouble

Obama Administration Looks To Be In Very Serious Legal Trouble There is a lot of breaking news this weekend as the nation learns that a sitting President (Obama) looks to have used the nation’s national security apparatus – which is empowered to protect this nation from foreign enemies and threats – for crass political gain (read “personal gain”).  If this is even partially true, this would be Watergate on steroids and irreparably tarnish the Obama administration for all history. These high stakes may also explain the irrational fear and hate…

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Potential ‘smoking gun’ showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says

Potential 'smoking gun' showing

Potential ‘smoking gun’ showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says Republican congressional investigators expect a potential “smoking gun” establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News. Classified intelligence showing incidental collection of Trump team communications, purportedly seen by committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and described by him in vague terms at a bombshell Wednesday afternoon news conference, came from multiple sources, Capitol Hill sources told…

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Clinton World Isn’t Ready To Move Past Comey, Even As The FBI Turns To Trump

Clinton World Isn’t Ready To Move Past Comey, Even As The FBI Turns To Trump

Clinton World Isn’t Ready To Move Past Comey, Even As The FBI Turns To Trump “There were two active investigations involving presidential candidates last year, and he only told the voters about one.” As they watched Director James Comey testify that the FBI was undertaking a counterintelligence investigation into the president of the United States, an odd mix of emotions crept up on those who endeavored to deny Donald Trump the presidency. There was a sense of vindication, for all the warnings they had issued prior to the election about…

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With Democrats On The Offensive, Neil Gorsuch Takes The Stand In The Senate

With Democrats On The Offensive, Neil Gorsuch Takes The Stand In The Senate .The Supreme Court nominee took no questions, but Democrats gave him a taste of the heat he can expect.

With Democrats On The Offensive, Neil Gorsuch Takes The Stand In The Senate The Supreme Court nominee took no questions, but Democrats gave him a taste of the heat he can expect. On the same day President Donald Trump’s intemperate wiretapping tweets gained him a sharp rebuke in Congress, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch began the process of asserting his independence from him in the Senate, which is considering his nomination to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. As Gorsuch sat silently Monday through several hours of opening…

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Conservatives Demand Changes On Health Care Bill As GOP Leaders Sound Shaky

Conservatives Demand Changes On Health Care Bill As GOP Leaders Sound Shaky

Conservatives Demand Changes On Health Care Bill As GOP Leaders Sound Shaky The House Freedom Caucus comes out “confident” that the current legislation won’t fly. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) acknowledged Wednesday there will have to be changes to the House Republicans’ health care bill, just as conservatives acknowledged that, short of a massive overhaul to the measure, they probably won’t support the legislation. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, emerged from the HFC meeting late Wednesday to suggest that Republicans may have to start…

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The Ryan Myth Is In Big Trouble

The Ryan Myth Is In Big Trouble

The Ryan Myth Is In Big Trouble The failure of Ryancare is going to be momentous. The myth of Paul Ryan is in serious trouble. This was likely inevitable, but it certainly is on stark display in the debate among Republicans over his “Ryancare” bill, which was supposed to be the “repeal and replace Obamacare” answer to all conservatives’ dreams. Quite obviously, Ryan’s bill fell far short of this lofty goal. It is currently being savaged from all sides within the Republican caucus alone. But beyond the bill’s likely failure,…

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Trump ‘Stands By’ Debunked Claim That Obama Spied On Him, Sean Spicer Says

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Intelligence leaders in both parties say there is zero evidence of this. President Donald Trump is sticking with his claim that President Barack Obama tapped his phones at Trump Tower last year, despite intelligence officials saying there’s no evidence that ever happened, according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer. “He stands by it,” Spicer insisted in his Thursday briefing. Spicer was visibly flustered as reporters pressed him on Trump’s charges, given that there is bipartisan consensus among intelligence leaders that there is no basis for his claims. Sens. Richard…

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This Conservative Senator Is Trying To Woo Progressives With Bills He Says Restrict Trump

This Conservative Senator Is Trying To Woo Progressives With Bills He Says Restrict Trump

This Conservative Senator Is Trying To Woo Progressives With Bills He Says Restrict Trump Conservative James Lankford said Democrats should back his bills because they’ll keep the president’s agency heads in check. A Republican senator is trying to pitch progressive Democrats on a package of bills that he says will limit President Donald Trump’s powers. No, it’s not a joke. Conservative Sen. James Lankford, who was elected two years ago, wants progressives to give his bills a chance, arguing they aren’t on the “far-right edge” but are admittedly not far…

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Pope Francis calls on media to end ‘constant focus on bad news’

Pope Francis calls on media to end ‘constant focus on bad news’

Pope Francis calls on media to end ‘constant focus on bad news’ Pope Francis has urged global news outlets to “stem the spiral of fear” caused by coverage of the world’s tragedies and scandals.“I am convinced that we have to break the vicious circle of anxiety and stem the spiral of fear resulting from a constant focus on ‘bad news,’” the pope said in a message Tuesday (Jan. 24).“This has nothing to do with spreading misinformation that would ignore the tragedy of human suffering, nor is it about a naive…

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Once Urgent For National Security, Trump’s Travel Ban Took Over A Month To Overhaul

Once Urgent For National Security, Trump’s Travel Ban Took Over A Month To Overhaul

Once Urgent For National Security, Trump’s Travel Ban Took Over A Month To Overhaul Urgent : When President Donald Trump first issued his ban on refugees and certain foreign travelers from predominantly Muslim nations in late January, he argued the policy was so essential for national security that he couldn’t give the country a warning before signing it. Many members of his own administration and fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill didn’t even get to weigh in beforehand. But since a federal judge put a freeze on Trump’s first executive order…

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FRANKLIN GRAHAM SAYS GOD HELPED TRUMP WIN ELECTION

FRANKLIN GRAHAM SAYS GOD HELPED TRUMP WIN ELECTION

FRANKLIN GRAHAM SAYS GOD HELPED TRUMP WIN ELECTION FRANKLIN GRAHAM, AN ALLY OF DONALD TRUMP, IS EXPECTED TO COME BACK INTO THE SPOTLIGHT AS “AMERICA’S PASTOR” FOLLOWING TRUMP INAUGURATION NEXT WEEK. “I think maybe God has allowed Donald Trump to win this election to protect this nation for the next few years by giving maybe an opportunity to have some good judges,” said Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Graham, 64, is the son of iconic evangelical pastor Billy Graham.…

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CPAC Crowd Duped Into Waving Russian Flags During Trump Speech

CPAC Crowd Duped Into Waving Russian Flags During Trump Speech

CPAC Crowd Duped Into Waving Russian Flags During Trump Speech “It’s fun to have a joke sometimes in a very serious situation,” says trickster Jason Charter. CPAC Crowd : A pair of progressive moles with a sense of humor were apparently responsible for a grand — although short-lived — prank at the Conservative Political Action Conference that had members proudly waving tiny banners emblazoned with the name “Trump” that were actually Russian flags. The pranksters passed 1,000 red-white-and-blue Russian flags before Donald Trump’s speech at the conservative confab in Maryland on Friday.…

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Bipartisan Senate Duo Push Justice Department For Briefing On Michael Flynn

Bipartisan Senate Duo Push Justice Department For Briefing On Michael Flynn

Bipartisan Senate Duo Push Justice Department For Briefing On Michael Flynn Chuck Grassley and Dianne Feinstein want more details on Flynn’s contact with Russia. Bipartisan : The Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Republican and Democrat are together pressing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey to provide the committee with more details on former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his contacts with Russian officials. Flynn resigned from his post on Monday following revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s U.S. ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, prior to…

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Lindsay Lohan defends Trump ‘We have to join him’

Lindsay Lohan defends Trump: 'We have to join him'

Lindsay Lohan defends Trump ‘We have to join him’ Lindsay Lohan says President Donald Trump doesn’t have it easy. The 30-year-old actress recently participated in a Facebook Live Q&A session for the Daily Mail where she defended the new president. “I think always in the public eye you’re going to get scrutinized,” she said. “He is the president — we have to join him. If you can’t beat him, join him.” She urged Trump to help Syrian refugees in need. She urged Trump to help Syrian refugees in need.  …

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NY Times reporter apologizes for calling First Lady Melania Trump ‘a hooker’

NY Times reporter apologizes for calling First Lady Melania Trump 'a hooker'

NY Times reporter apologizes for calling First Lady Melania Trump ‘a hooker’ The New York Times reporter that referred to First Lady Melania Trump as “a hooker” has apologized. “I want to take ownership of a mistake I made,” New York Times features writer Jacob Bernstein said on Twitter. “Speaking at a party in what I thought was a personal conversation, I nevertheless made a stupid remark about the first lady.” He continued, “My editors have made it clear my behavior was not in keeping with the standards of the…

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Kellyanne Conway Crumbles Under The Weight Of Her Own Lies

Kellyanne Conway Crumbles Under The Weight Of Her Own Lies

Kellyanne Conway Crumbles Under The Weight Of Her Own Lies She struggled to answer basic questions about the timeline leading to the resignation of national security adviser Mike Flynn. Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday struggled to answer basic questions about why White House officials may have known for several weeks that national security adviser Mike Flynn was vulnerable to Russian blackmail yet failed to act. Flynn resigned late Monday after revelations that he had discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador a month before Donald Trump became president. Sources told The Washington…

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Top Trumped: what does the US election mean for science and Europe?

Top Trumped: what does the US election mean for science and Europe?

Top Trumped: what does the US election mean for science and Europe? Trumped : Research communities search for positive signs amid science policy uncertainty. Trumped : It’s safe to say that Donald Trump’s election has blown a cold wind through the science world. Europe in particular, still reeling from Brexit, is gazing across the pond feeling increasingly uneasy. Trump has tweeted that vaccinations are linked to autism and that lightbulbs can cause cancer. More worryingly, that global warming is based on faulty science and manipulated data. This has lead to…

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White House Denies Placing Social Media Gag Orders

White House Denies Placing Social Media Gag Orders

White House Denies Placing Social Media Gag Orders Agencies are taking their own steps to address “inappropriate use of social media,” the press secretary says. Denies : White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Wednesday that the Trump administration had no hand in deleting a national park’s tweets about climate change and denied any broader social media censorship is coming from the White House. “There’s nothing that’s come from the White House, absolutely not,” Spicer said during a press briefing when asked whether it had anything to do with…

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Never Forget The Time Would-Be Terrorists Tried To Commit Mass Murder With A Death Ray

Never Forget The Time Would-Be Terrorists Tried To Commit Mass Murder With A Death Ray

Never Forget The Time Would-Be Terrorists Tried To Commit Mass Murder With A Death Ray It was kinda like the “Bowling Green massacre,” except the “masterminds” were white and they wanted to kill Muslims. Never : In an interview Thursday night, Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to President Donald Trump, cited a failed terror plot in an apparent attempt to stoke Islamophobia and justify the administration’s controversial executive order halting refugee admissions and banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations. The “Bowling Green massacre,” as Conway described it to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, didn’t happen. She was…

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Sir Ivan Rogers: Brexit talks to be on humongous scale

Sir Ivan Rogers: Brexit talks to be on humongous scale

Sir Ivan Rogers: Brexit talks to be on humongous scale Rogers : Brexit talks be on a “humongous scale” involving “difficult trade-offs”, the UK’s former EU ambassador says. Sir Ivan Rogers predicted that after the current “phoney war period” there would be an “extremely feisty atmosphere” with much of the talks “to be conducted very publicly”. He also said European leaders expected a UK-EU trade deal would not be ratified until the early to mid 2020s. Sir Ivan, who had been due to leave his post in October, resigned last…

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Trump speaks by phone with Mexican president after meeting canceled

Trump speaks by phone with Mexican president after meeting canceled

Trump speaks by phone with Mexican president after meeting canceled Mexican : WASHINGTON — President Trump vowed new trade talks with Mexico after a phone conversation Friday with Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto, a day following a dispute over Trump’s proposed border wall that caused a rift between their two nations and cancellation of a scheduled meeting between the two leaders. “We are going to be working on a fair relationship and a new relationship,” said Trump, who is pushing for new trade rules with Mexico and insisting that it help finance…

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Trump, UK prime minister emphasize ‘special relationship’ at White House

Trump, UK prime minister emphasize 'special relationship' at White House

Trump, UK prime minister emphasize ‘special relationship’ at White House Trump : WASHINGTON — President Trump put the “special relationship” with the United Kingdom on full display Friday, hosting Prime Minister Theresa May for cordial meetings at the White House while highlighting a partnership built from their converging political fortunes. May’s visit began something of a foreign policy weekend for Trump, as he pivots from issues of trade and immigration in North America to similar issues in Europe and the Middle East. Trump is lining up Saturday phone calls with German…

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MANNY PACQUIAO’S POLITICS MAKE IT HARD TO ROOT FOR THE MAN

MANNY PACQUIAO'S POLITICS MAKE IT HARD TO ROOT FOR THE MAN

MANNY PACQUIAO’S POLITICS MAKE IT HARD TO ROOT FOR THE MAN PACQUIAO’S : Poor Manny Pacquiao. All the boxer wants to do this week is return to the ring after a seven-month retirement, take the WBO welterweight championship belt from current champion Jessie Vargas, and make millions of dollars, but the outside world keeps interfering, demanding to know not just what the longtime fighter thinks of his chances against Vargas but what the new senator thinks of his country’s draconian anti-drug policies and recent self-destructive geopolitical maneuvering. What a fucking hassle.…

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Narendra Modi – Man of the Indian Politics 2014

Narendra Modi – Man of the Indian Politics 2014

Narendra Modi – Man of the Indian Politics 2014 The Current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has become the most popular Politician of India via his Social networking and aggressive campaigning with the backing of Gujarat Model he had pursued for more than 10 years in Gujarat. With chances of winning so high, he led himself through all the ups and downs to the election program only to eventually be crowned with glory and honor of becoming the Prime Minister of the country. Narendra Modi’s Journey throughout his political…

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Action man: How Putin rocked the media outside politics (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Action man: How Putin rocked the media outside politics (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Action man: How Putin rocked the media outside politics (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) Russian President Vladimir Putin (foreground) submerges 83 meters under water on board a bathyscaphe near Sevastopol to see a sunken ancient vessel. © Aleksey Nikolskyi / RIA Novosti   Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent dive to the bottom of the Black Sea was just the latest of a number of exploits he has undertaken over the years, which has seen him put out wildfires, race a Formula 1 car, fly with a flock of cranes and more… Horse riding…

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Native Americans Ready To Battle Trump Over Dakota Access Pipeline

Native Americans Ready To Battle Trump Over Dakota Access Pipeline

Native Americans Ready To Battle Trump Over Dakota Access Pipeline “Open your eyes, America, and see that water is in danger in your own backyard,” a Sioux elder says. Native : NEW YORK ― A frigid rain fell hard on Cheryl Angel and her fellow protesters Tuesday, but she would not be moved. The 56-year-old activist and elder of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe braved far worse weather while living for months on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota, where she fought to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from…

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6 Rules Of Islamophobia In America

Islamophobia In America

6 Rules Of Islamophobia In America Islamophobia : After the 2015 terror attack in Paris, when Donald Trump and other GOP presidential candidates were ratcheting up their anti-Muslim political speech, we started a running list of Islamophobic acts. Sadly, in less than two months, the list became so long the webpage often wouldn’t load. This made us recognize the very real surge in anti-Muslim incidents sweeping the nation — a surge many wanted to deny was happening at all. (Think Fox News host Eric Bolling saying he “hadn’t heard of…

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EPA Freezes Grants, Tells Employees Not To Talk About It, Sources Say

EPA Freezes Grants, Tells Employees Not To Talk About It, Sources Say

EPA Freezes Grants, Tells Employees Not To Talk About It, Sources Say It’s unclear whether the freeze is temporary or indefinite. WASHINGTON ― The Environmental Protection Agency has frozen its grant programs, according to sources there. EPA Freezes EPA Freezes : EPA staff has been instructed to freeze all its grants ― an extensive program that includes funding for research, redevelopment of former industrial sites, air quality monitoring and education, among other things ― and told not to discuss this order with anyone outside the agency, according to a Hill…

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Chelsea Handler nixes two-party politics: ‘I’m not a Democrat anymore’

Chelsea Handler nixes two-party politics: 'I'm not a Democrat anymore'

Chelsea Handler nixes two-party politics: ‘I’m not a Democrat anymore’ The election of Donald Trump has inspired Chelsea Handler to re-think her political affiliation. The outspoken comedian sat down with Variety hours after leading the Women’s March at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday in Park City, Utah, for a wide-ranging interview, discussing everything from Trump to women’s rights to two-party politics. Handler revealed that after the results of the 2016 election, she no longer considers herself a Democrat. “Divisiveness is not the answer, and I think to get that message, we…

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Trump’s Cabinet picks face questions from both parties; McConnell ‘confident’

Trump's Cabinet picks face questions from both parties; McConnell 'confident'

Trump’s Cabinet picks face questions from both parties; McConnell ‘confident’ Trumps : The Senate is expected on Monday to hold its confirmation vote on President Trump’s pick for CIA director, Kansas GOP Rep. Mike Pompeo. But the chamber’s Republican and Democratic leaders this weekend offered sharply different perspectives about the future of the president’s 20-plus Cabinet nominees. Top Senate Democrats on Friday postponed Pompeo’s vote saying they wouldn’t rush through the conformation process for Trump and fellow Republicans who control Congress. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told CNN’s “State of…

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Trump And His Press Secretary Flagrantly Lied On Their First Full Day In Office.

Flagrantly lied Flagrantly lied : On Saturday, President Donald Trump’s first full day in office, he gave a speech at CIA headquarters in which he Flagrantly lied about the size of the crowd at his inauguration and falsely claimed that he had never feuded with the U.S. intelligence community. Hours later, his press secretary emerged from the West Wing, lied about the size of the inaugural crowd and took no questions. The most important news here is not the crowd size, or whether Trump feuded with America’s spies (he did), or even that the president and…

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Trump to target Obama’s climate initiatives: White House website

Trump to target Obama's climate initiatives: White House website

Trump to target Obama’s climate initiatives: White House website  Trump : Donald Trump’s administration is committed to eliminating Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan and other environmental initiatives to help boost the oil and gas industry, according to a statement posted on the White House website on Friday. The announcement echoed pledges Trump* frequently made during his campaign to become U.S. president, but their appearance on the White House website makes them his official policy. “President Trump* is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan…

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Barack Obama’s last interview as president was for a podcast with his old communications team

Barack Obama’s last interview as president was for a podcast with his old communications team

Barack Obama’s last interview as president was for a podcast with his old communications team Barack Obama : After launching a progressive media startup earlier this month, long-time White House aides Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor scored the last interview with President Barack Obama as the commander-in-chief. The former staffers waded into the muddy swamp of political punditry this election cycle, hosting the popular “Keepin’ It 1600″ podcast in the run-up to November. They proved to have an influential voice during the race, as their party struggled to…

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Malia Obama Just Landed A Dream Hollywood Internship

Malia Obama has different dreams than her father. Malia Obama: As her time in the White House comes to a close, the eldest daughter of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama has landed a highly sought-after post-high-school gig. She is reportedly set to intern for prolific film producer Harvey Weinstein beginning in February, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed. Weinstein has long been a friend to the Obama administration, hosting star-studded fundraisers at his Westport, Connecticut, home and regularly donating to liberal causes including Obama’s campaign. “I think he’s got deep personal…

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Donald Trump: Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States at noon on Friday. ‘It Is What It Is’ “Mike Pence ― did he ever think he’d be vice president?” joked Sherri Shafer. “It’s like Joe Manchin being vice president.” Pence was on the big television screen taking the oath. Shafer was sitting more than five hours away in a room set aside for West Virginia State University students and faculty to watch the inauguration. Free pizza, sodas and popcorn had been set out. But that…

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Imprisoned ex-House Speaker Hastert wants assault victim to return $1.7M in hush money

Imprisoned ex-House Speaker Hastert wants assault victim to return $1.7M in hush money

Imprisoned ex-House Speaker Hastert wants assault victim to return $1.7M in hush money CHICAGO –  Imprisoned former House speaker Dennis Hastert wants one of his sexual abuse victims to return the $1.7 million in hush money the Illinois Republican paid him over several years, according to a court filing this week in an ongoing civil case. The document is a counter claim to the victim’s breach-of-contract lawsuit that he filed last year, arguing that Hastert owed him $1.8 million — what he said was the unpaid balance of an unwritten…

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China ratification of Paris Agreement ramps up the pressure on Australia

US-China ratification of Paris Agreement ramps up the pressure on Australia

China* ratification of Paris Agreement ramps up the pressure on Australia China : When President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping announced their countries’ ratification of the Paris climate agreement ahead of last weekend’s G20 meeting in Hangzhou, they boosted its chances of coming into force by the end of this year, some 12 months after the deal was brokered last December. To enter into force, the Paris Agreement requires ratification by at least 55 nations which together account for at least 55% of global greenhouse emissions. It will then become…

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