Trump rallies his base on his 100th day

April 30, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump hit hard at the news media at a rally Saturday in Pennsylvania to tout the accomplishments of his first 100 days, striking a tone both divisive and determined as he played to the populist sentiments of a cheering crowd. “It’s time for all of us to remember that we are one people with one great American destiny, and that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, and we all share the same glorious …

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10 memorable lines from comedian Hasan Minhaj at the WHCA dinner

April 30, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump was a no-show at the first White House Correspondents’ Association dinner of his presidency. But that didn’t keep “Daily Show” comedian Hasan Minhaj from addressing “the elephant not in the room.” Trump was a target for Minhaj when he performed at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association dinner last year, and Saturday night’s routine wasn’t much different. Jeff Mason, president of the White …

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Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 30, 2017

… of dollars to a global fundraising initiative called She Decides, launched by Dutch Development Minister Lilianne Ploumen. In 2002, the European Commission came forward and said it wanted to make up the shortfall after Bush’s reinstatement of the policy. This was an important move, says Melesse, because it proved “the US cannot tell the world how women’s health and sexual reproductive health should be handled.” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says President Trump …

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President Trump, protecting South Korea is not a real estate deal

April 30, 2017

(CNN)In President Donald Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal,” he writes about how important it is to know one’s market, to study hard. He wrote that he likes to gather as many disparate opinions and views about a potential real estate deal as he can before making any final decisions about how it will affect a given area or neighborhood. So it was a bit surprising to hear him say in an interview Thursday night that he expects South Korea to reimburse the United States …

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From Gandhi to guns: An Indian woman explores the NRA convention

April 29, 2017

Atlanta (CNN)Guns are not a part of the culture of my homeland, except perhaps for the occasional Bollywood movie in which the bad guy meets his demise staring down the wrong end of a barrel. The Indians may have succeeded in ousting the British, but we won with Gandhian-style civil disobedience, not a revolutionary war. Trump: Eight-year assault has come to end I grew up not knowing a single gun owner, and even today India has one of the strictest gun laws on the planet. Few …

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Trump says he would consult with China’s Xi before speaking to Taiwan

April 28, 2017

(CNN)US President Donald Trump has said that he would want to consult with Chinese President Xi Jinping before speaking to Taiwan’s leader. In an interview with Reuters news agency, Trump said he wouldn’t want to “cause difficulty” for the Chinese leader by again breaking with the “one China” policy. “He’s a friend of mine. He’s actually a — I think he’s doing an amazing job as a leader, and I wouldn’t want to do anything …

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The LA riots were a rude awakening for Korean-Americans

April 28, 2017

Los Angeles (CNN)Chang Lee gripped his fingers tighter around the gun and screamed at potential looters from the rooftop of the small strip mall where he stood. The 35-year-old had never held a firearm before the LA riots. Lighting up the blocks around him, Lee could smell the fires burning in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. “Where are the police? Where are the police?” Lee whispered over and over from his rooftop perch. Lee would not see law enforcement for three days — only …

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Trump’s first 100 days on the global stage

April 27, 2017

Washington (CNN)The 45th president entered office raging against a post-WWII order built by the United States, pledging instead that he would put “America First. The US, President Donald Trump said during his campaign, could no longer afford to be the world’s policeman. On the stump he also dismissed core alliances in Europe and Asia, raged at trade pacts, derided international organizations such as the UN and trash-talked allies (Mexico) and competitors (China) alike. But since …

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Is a US-North Korea war imminent?

April 26, 2017

(CNN)US warships and submarines are on the move. North Korea has carried out its largest ever live-fire drill. Washington and Pyongyang are trading inflammatory rhetoric on a weekly basis. Daily reports of the fragile situation fuel worries that war is imminent. But, has it really reached a point of no return? Just one spark Pence: I don’t see talks with N. Korea now Trump’s other public comments don’t help either. He often takes to Twitter to …

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BBC News Daily: 25 April 2017 – BBC News

April 26, 2017

… over-50s can improve thinking and memory skills by doing moderate physical exercise several times a week, Australian researchers say. T’ai Chi is among the recommendations. But Public Health England says a more mundane form of exercise could also be useful: lifting heavy shopping bags. Analysis: Grading Donald Trump so far By Anthony Zurcher, North America reporter Image copyright Times, Daily Telegraph There’s quite a lot of Brexit about. The Guardian reports that a pro-Remain …

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Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin to work on special relationship

April 26, 2017

Berlin (CNN)It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship, after all. In the wake of a mid-March White House visit characterized by awkward moments — President Donald Trump apparently declined to shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hand in the Oval Office and he made an uncomfortable joke about wiretapping on live television — his most trusted adviser, daughter Ivanka Trump, is on her way to Germany. Ivanka Trump’s Berlin trip features a jam-packed Tuesday, …

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John Kasich gives Trump an ‘incomplete,’ leaves door open for 2020 run

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday that he would grade President Donald Trump’s performance as an “incomplete.” Citing a Washington Post-ABC News poll showing 94% of Trump voters approve his job performance, while only 42% of all Americans approve, Cooper asked the Kasich why there is such a large divide. “This is sort of symptomatic,” Kasich said. “‘I voted for him. I wear that uniform.’ –‘I didn’t vote for him. I wear a …

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Anti-Semitism Soared Last Year: ADL Study

April 25, 2017

… incidents since the Election Day, alleged perpetrators have mentioned Donald Trump. As so often before, rising antisemitism is a symptom of a much larger social pathology, said Jonathan Sarna, a professor of American Jewish history at Brandeis University, in an email to HuffPost. Leaders model behavior for the general public, and therefore when our leaders speak insensitively, when they seem to generalize about religious and racial groups, when they ignore or brush aside hate speech, it comes …

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Happy Earth Day! Here Are All The Terrible Things Donald Trump Has Done So Far.

April 24, 2017

Almost 100 days into Trumps tenure, the fears of environmentalists, scientists, public health advocates have been confirmed and then some. On the day Trump took office, a page devoted to climate change action on the White House website disappeared. Four days later, Trump signed executive orders reviving the controversialKeystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, a move that set the tone for a series of swift and sweeping changes to the nations climate and environmental policies that were soon …

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Will Trump follow his heart or his head on French election?

April 24, 2017

Washington (CNN)Sunday’s French election result sets up a battle between the heart and the head of the Trump White House. In the latest blow to establishment party politics in the Western world, two outsider candidates — centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen — advanced from a crowded field to a run-off for the Elysee Palace on May 7. Le Pen has risen on the same populist politics, rooted in anger over immigration policies, globalization and middle class …

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Head to head: How Le Pen and Macron compare

April 24, 2017

… Why Putin and Trump both like Le Pen Macron vs. Le Pen: What do they stand for? Markets respond to first round vote Why you should care about the French election What the French elections mean for America The young political operator has been vocal on the fight against terror and for law and order, announcing proposals that would increase defense spending and hire more police officers. Speaking at the final presidential debate as news of last week’s attack on Paris’ famous …

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To Ray Davies, America is a ‘beautiful but dangerous’ place – BBC News

April 23, 2017

… [Trump] has still got to face Congress, and it’s still a democratic country. I think the will of the people will be heard, and America’s constitution is strong. “It’s a difficult time of re-adjustment for them – but I think in time it’ll balance itself out. “It’s a beautiful place but a dangerous place, as I found out.” Ray Davies on BBC Music BBC Music homepage BBC Music News LIVE …

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Bill Nye Slams CNN For Putting Climate Change Skeptic On Earth Day Panel

April 23, 2017

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How US, Indonesia can both win from strengthening ties

April 22, 2017

(CNN)The penultimate stop on US Vice President Mike Pence’s tour to Asia was to Indonesia, a strategic move that should send positive signs about the Trump administration’s engagement to trade in the region. The largest country in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is important to the US as it is a vibrant democracy with a young and productive population and strong growth potential. It also has the world’s largest Muslim population and is known to practice religious tolerance. The US …

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Trevor Noah Has Proof That Donald Trump Is Always High

April 22, 2017

The Daily Show host provided very convincing evidence for his theory during Thursday nights 4/20 themed episode.Noah also admitted to being high when he came up this idea, but his video footage of Donald Trump only strengthens his argument. Noah even brought up some of the presidents bigger mix-ups like the time Trump claimed he was sending a very powerful armada to North Korea that was actually headed in the opposite directioninstead. At a time when support for legal marijuana is at the …

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Trump Is Even Less Popular Than United Airlines

April 21, 2017

… polling from Gallup, which showed Trump with an average approval rating of just 41 percent since inauguration day,the lowest rating for a first-term president since World War II. The most recent HuffPost Pollster aggregate pegged his disapproval rating at 50.6 percent. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsAffiliate Titan 2 ONE TIME Discount Start Profiting As An Affiliate – Now! Limited discount. Join Now, 100% Risk-Free.WP Social Traffic – Single Site License ZeroBouncePRO-DEV …

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French presidential candidates halt campaigns in wake of Paris attack

April 21, 2017

Paris (CNN)French police are hunting a man identified by Belgian security services in connection with an attack on police officers in Paris Thursday, a French interior ministry spokesman said. A gunman, who shot three police officers on the Champs-Elysee, killing one, was later claimed by ISIS through its media wing Amaq as an Islamic State “fighter” they dubbed “the Belgian.” French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told France’s Europe 1 radio …

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The beginner’s guide to the French elections

April 20, 2017

(CNN)France is about to pick a new President. That’s nice, you say, but you’re still recovering from the tectonic shifts of 2016. (Brexit! Trump!) You really should pay attention, though. One of Europe’s most important countries could end up being run by a far-right leader or someone who’s never held elected office. Either way, the result will ripple across the globe. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming vote. Why should you care? If …

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China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue

April 20, 2017

… MUST WATCH Trump: North Korea pushed off by past presidents “China firmly opposes any words or actions that would escalate rivalry and tension,” Lu said. US President Donald Trump has been pressing China to rein in North Korea, suggesting that doing so could ease US-China relations over trade and other issues. Experts point out that China also wants to prevent North Korea from becoming a full-fledged nuclear power — and certainly wants to prevent a war on …

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Bashar al-Assad and Kim Jong Un: A tale of two dictators

April 20, 2017

(CNN)In its first 100 days, the Trump Administration has found itself in confrontation with two dictators: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Though they rule vastly different countries on opposite sides of the world, their regimes share some striking similarities. Family business The leaders of Syria and North Korea bothinherited their positions from their fathers: Hafez al-Assad and Kim Jong Il. Their family dynasties have ruled countries of roughly …

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Jake Tapper Nails The Hypocrisy In Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Order

April 20, 2017

The president just signed an executive order to buy American, CNNs Jake Tapper said on The Lead on Tuesday in a clip posted online by Media Matters. So wait, does that mean that he wants me to stop buying Trump products? The presidents executive order includes a review of the H-1B visa program for highly skilled foreign workers. It does not include a review of the H-2B program, which Trump companies have used to hire more than 1,100 foreign workers since 2000, according to Reuters. More …

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