American for Donald Trump not to protect gay rights: Ian McKellen

Un-American for Donald Trump not to protect gay rights: Ian McKellen

American for Donald Trump not to protect gay rights: Ian McKellen Hollywood actor Ian McKellen said it is “un-American” of US President Donald Trump to not stand up in support of the LGBTQ community and he is sending out a wrong message as an important global public figure. The actor prides himself as an outspoken homosexual and activist.  Veteran actor Ian McKellen said it is “un-American” of US President Donald Trump to not stand up in support of the LGBTQ community and he is sending out a wrong message as an…

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Donald Trump Says The U.S. Army Isn’t Ready For War. That’s Just Not True.

Donald Trump Says The U.S. Army Isn’t Ready For War. That’s Just Not True.

Donald Trump Says The U.S. Army Isn’t Ready For War. That’s Just Not True. Donald : Right now, U.S. soldiers are training hard for heavy combat — just in case. Donald : The United States Army, citing threats from North Korea, Iran, Russia and the Islamic State, has put its most powerful combat units on a war footing, ready to slug it out, if necessary, in high-intensity battle. Even as GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump claims the military is “in a really bad state” and “totally unprepared,” the Army’s data…

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Afghanistan Is All Ready To Be Donald Trump’s First Foreign Policy Disaster

Afghanistan Is All Ready To Be Donald Trump’s First Foreign Policy Disaster

Afghanistan Is All Ready To Be Donald Trump’s First Foreign Policy Disaster Fifteen years after the United States first scattered the Taliban with high-altitude bombing, the battlefield gains achieved by tens of thousands of U.S. troops are in jeopardy from a resurgent Taliban.  The United States has spent $115 billion on this longest war in its history. The conflict has taken the lives of 1,865 Americans and wounded 20,224 (as of Nov. 16), many with life-shattering injuries. Yet the main goals set forth by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama haven’t been…

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Is Repealing the Johnson Amendment a Good Idea?

Is Repealing the Johnson Amendment a Good Idea?

Is Repealing the Johnson Amendment a Good Idea? Repealing : Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast last Thursday, President Donald Trump vowed to “destroy” the Johnson Amendment, which prevents houses of worship and other tax-exempt organizations from engaging in political campaigning. Trump declared to the crowd, “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution.” The Johnson Amendment, a 1954 federal law put forth by then-Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson, makes an organization’s tax-exempt status…

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Trump Pentagon names the enemy: It’s ISIS, not ISIL

Trump Pentagon names the enemy: It's ISIS, not ISIL

Trump Pentagon names the enemy: It’s ISIS, not ISIL WASHINGTON (CNN) – ISIL has been vanquished — at least as an acronym in the administration of President Donald Trump. The Pentagon has issued a directive that officials now use the more common term ISIS to refer to the terror group. ISIS stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. ISIL, which stands for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, was the preferred acronym of the Obama administration. Some senior State Department officials and military commanders in the field…

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Donald Trump’s Secrets and Hypocrisy … About Golf

Donald Trump’s Secrets and Hypocrisy ... About Golf

Donald Trump’s Secrets and Hypocrisy … About Golf Also, the president has repeatedly been accused of cheating at the game. Donald:  Before Donald Trump became president, he sent several dozen tweets criticizing then-President Barack Obama for playing golf. “I just want to stay in [the] White House [and] work my ass off,” he told reporters in February 2016. That November, Trump acknowledged that he would play golf as president, but said he would “always play with leaders of countries and people who can help us.” Since becoming president, Trump has…

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Travel ban throws research, academic exchange into turmoil

Travel ban throws research, academic exchange into turmoil

Travel ban throws research, academic exchange into turmoil 1 / 2 Iranian-born bioengineer researcher Nima Enayati works on a robotic surgery machine during an interview with the Associated Press at the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. An Iranian researcher at Milan’s Polytechnic University, Enayati was refused check-in Monday at Milan’s Malpensa Airport for his U.S.-bound flight on Turkish Airlines after the Trump administration’s executive order came down. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) Travel : BOSTON (AP) — Universities across the nation say President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers…

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Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ pleads not guilty in New York

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' pleads not guilty in New York

Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’  pleads not guilty in New York A NYPD emergency unit detail arrive for a convoy carrying Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman CREDIT: BEBETO MATTHEWS/AP Reuters 20 JANUARY 2017 • 11:43PM Mexican : Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman appeared in a U.S. court on Friday after his surprise extradition from Mexicoand pleaded not guilty to charges that he ran the world’s largest drug-trafficking organisation during a decades-long criminal career. Guzman, 59, once one of the world’s most wanted drug lords, was accompanied by…

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The Best Inauguration Week Music Won’t Be Found At The Capitol Building

The Best Inauguration Week Music Won’t Be Found At The Capitol Building

The Best Inauguration Week Music Won’t Be Found At The Capitol Building Donald Trump has had some serious trouble locking down musicians to perform at his inauguration festivities. In part, this might be because some of the best contemporary artists are busy planning alternative performances on and around inauguration weekend, aimed at protecting the people threatened by the president-elect’s administration, including women, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals ― and also, the Earth. Several live performances planned this month are taking a loudly anti-Trump stance, including the Planned Parenthood and All Access concert “Show Up!”…

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Theresa May rejects Russian claim MI6 was behind ‘dirty dossier’ about President elect Donald Trump

Theresa May rejects Russian claim MI6 was behind 'dirty dossier' about President elect Donald Trump

Theresa* May rejects Russian claim MI6 was behind ‘dirty dossier’ about President elect Donald Trump Theresa* May has rejected Russian allegations that MI6 was to blame for the ‘dirty dossier’ of explosive claims about Donald Trump. Former British spy Christopher Steele – the dossier’s alleged author – has not worked for British intelligence “for years”, the Prime Minister said. The Russian embassy in London had alleged that Mr Steele was still working for MI6 and “briefing both ways” against Mr Trump and Moscow, in a Twitter post. It came after Mr…

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