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Sunday June 13, 2021 - Times viewed: 397
The queen meets her 13th U.S. president: Joe from Scranton
ST. IVES, England — President Joe Biden built his political brand on being part of a working class family from a former coal town in the hills of northeastern Pennsylvania. On Sunday, Joe from Scranton meets with the queen. Biden — alongside his wife, first lady Jill Biden, a community college teacher — will have tea at Windsor Castle with Queen Elizabeth II, the British monarch who has reigned for more than 60 years, before he departs th ...
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Sunday June 13, 2021 - Times viewed: 400
Internet Reportedly Shut Off as G7 Leaders Squabble With Biden Over China
LONDON—The main aim of President Biden’s European tour this week has simply been to show that the United States “is back!” at the heart of the Western diplomatic consensus. Unfortunately, the world is a little more complicated than that. By Saturday night in England, it was beginning to look like the White House had been a touch over-confident in just how far the charms of Biden would take him in persuading other G7 leaders to swallow all of h ...
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Friday June 11, 2021 - Times viewed: 427
New Trump scandal shows the depth of his assault on America's democratic foundations
(CNN) New revelations suggesting that the Trump administration abused Justice Department powers to target his political enemies underscore just how far the ex-President went to destroy cherished principles of American republican government. They show that the true extent of assaults on democracy by Donald Trump are still coming to light and are probably even now not fully known. But this is not just a drama about the alleged misbehavior of ...
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Thursday June 10, 2021 - Times viewed: 452
Rep. Louie Gohmert asks if Forest Service can shift Earth's or moon's orbit to fight climate change!
DALLAS, Texas - Rep. Louie Gohmert asks if Forest Service can shift Earth’s or moon’s orbit to fight climate change, actually suggesting the agency fight climate change by altering the orbits of Earth or the moon. While the Earth's natural orbital shifts dictate climate shifts over tens of thousands of years, these changes do not contribute to global warming, according to NASA. The question came during a live-streamed national parks, fores ...
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Monday June 7, 2021 - Times viewed: 458
Cheney: Trump's actions 'the most dangerous thing' a president has ever done
(CNN)In the final days of President Donald Trump's time in office, his chief of staff sent five emails to the acting attorney general designed to pressure the nation's top cop to investigate a series of ridiculous claims of election fraud in the 2020 election -- among them that Italy had deployed technology that somehow switched votes from Trump to Joe Biden. No, that sentence above isn't parody although it reads like it. It is fact -- first r ...
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Monday June 7, 2021 - Times viewed: 478
American senators visited Taiwan to announce the donation of 750,000 doses of Covid vaccines. The donation is likely to draw the ire of Beijing
Taiwan is finally getting much-needed help from the United States to fight its spiraling coronavirus outbreak. But to Beijing, the offer is a major provocation that risks escalating both cross-strait and US-China relations. A delegation of US senators visited Taiwan on Sunday morning local time to announce the donation of 750,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen called the vaccines "timely rain" for the island, which ...
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Friday June 4, 2021 - Times viewed: 540
China desires to strengthen the road to Afghanistan for security as US withdraws 3000 troops
On June 3, China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi hosted the fourth trilateral dialogue via video link with Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar and Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. At the end of the meeting, the three foreign ministers reached an eight-point consensus under which they will push forward the peace and reconciliation process, strengthen relations, expand economic and trade exchanges, cooper ...
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Thursday June 3, 2021 - Times viewed: 554
Talk of Trump 2024 run builds as legal pressure intensifies
WASHINGTON DC - Donald Trump was calling into yet another friendly radio show when he was asked, as he often is, whether he’s planning a comeback bid for the White House. “We need you,” conservative commentator Dan Bongino told the former president. “Well, I’ll tell you what,” Trump responded. “We are going to make you very happy, and we’re going to do what’s right.” It was a noncommittal answer typical of a former president who spent decad ...
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Tuesday June 1, 2021 - Times viewed: 548
An Evangelical Battle of the Generations: To Embrace Trump or Not?
For years, there was an adage around Liberty University that if God split Jerry Falwell in half, you would have his sons Jerry and Jonathan. Jerry Jr. inherited his father’s desire to be a force in American politics, and his post as Liberty University president, while Jonathan inherited his father’s gift for evangelical uplift and became pastor of his church. Now, 14 years after Jerry Falwell Sr. died and nine months after Jerry Jr. was ous ...
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Thursday May 27, 2021 - Times viewed: 596
AP FACT CHECK: House GOP falsely blames Biden for gas prices
WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading into the Memorial Day travel weekend, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and other members of his party are falsely blaming President Joe Biden for higher gasoline and lumber costs. Gas prices have risen in recent weeks because a key pipeline was forced to close after a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline. And lumber shortages — which existed during former President Donald Trump’s administration — were worsened b ...
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Thursday May 27, 2021 - Times viewed: 589
GOP offers $928B on infrastructure, funded with COVID aid
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators outlined a $928 billion infrastructure proposal Thursday that would tap unused coronavirus aid, a counteroffer to President Joe Biden’s more sweeping plan as the two sides struggle to negotiate a bipartisan compromise and remain far apart on how to pay for the massive spending. The Republican offer would increase spending by $91 billion on roads and bridges, $48 billion on water resources and $25 billion o ...
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Wednesday May 26, 2021 - Times viewed: 587
Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's attorney defended the ex-President's incendiary speech on January 6, saying he is protected under the First Amendment and had "absolute immunity" while he was President to contest the election, according to a court filing this week. The argument is the first time Trump has formally defended his actions in court since the insurrection, and reflects his continued push to his supporters that he did nothing wrong and w ...

Saturday May 22, 2021 - Times viewed: 658
Shock of Jan. 6 insurrection devolves into political fight
WASHINGTON (AP) — In one of the most chilling scenes from the Jan. 6 insurrection, a violent mob surged through the halls of the U.S. Capitol chanting “hang Mike Pence.” But when the House moved this week to create an independent commission to investigate the tragedy, the former vice president’s brother voted no. Pressed to explain his decision, Rep. Greg Pence of Indiana praised his brother as a “hero” and turned his ire on Democrats, calling ...
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Saturday May 22, 2021 - Times viewed: 593
Myanmar junta leader says Suu Kyi will soon appear
Myanmar’s junta leader Min Aung Hlaing said deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi was healthy at home and would appear in court in a few days, in his first interview since overthrowing her in a Feb. 1 coup. The coup has plunged the Southeast Asian country into chaos and one of several ethnic armed groups opposed to the ruling junta advanced to attack a military post in a northwestern jade mining town on Saturday, local media said. Suu Kyi, a Nobe ...
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Saturday May 22, 2021 - Times viewed: 588
Philippines and China hold 'friendly and candid' talks on South China Sea
The Philippines and China held "friendly and candid" talks on the South China Sea, the Philippines' foreign ministry said on Saturday, days after the minister ordered Chinese vessels out of the disputed waterway in an expletive-laced tweet. The presence of hundreds Chinese vessels inside the Philippines 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) has been the latest source of tensions between the two countries in the South China Sea, through which ...
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Friday June 4, 2021 - Times viewed: 625
Few plea bargains in U.S. Capitol riot cases as prosecutors stand firm
Nearly four months after the U.S. Capitol attack, just one of more than 440 people charged has pleaded guilty, a sign of tough conditions set by prosecutors for plea deals and resistance by defense lawyers to their demands. This reflects the high stakes of cases stemming from the worst violence at the Capitol in modern history, which left five people dead. U.S. officials have suggested in court hearings that defendants might be interested i ...
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Wednesday May 19, 2021 - Times viewed: 667
New York state probe of Trump Organization is now criminal: Attorney general
The New York attorney general’s office said on Tuesday it has now opened a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s company, going beyond what began as a civil probe. Attorney General Letitia James has been investigating whether the Trump Organization falsely reported property values to secure loans and obtain economic and tax benefits. "We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the organization ...
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Tuesday May 18, 2021 - Times viewed: 663
Biden expresses support for Israel-Gaza ceasefire as pressure on US rises
Joe Biden has issued a statement for the first time expressing support for a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza’s militant rulers, Hamas, after a phone conversation with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. However, the US president stopped short of calling for an immediate halt to the eight days of Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rocket barrages that have killed more than 200 people, the vast majority of them Palestinian. “The presi ...
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Sunday May 16, 2021 - Times viewed: 691
Republicans' conflicting message: Embracing Trump election lie is key to prominence, just stop asking us about it
The Republican Party’s contorted response to Donald Trump’s false claim that the election was stolen was on stark display as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy stood in the White House driveway. McCarthy (R-Calif.) had helped engineer the ouster Wednesday of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as the No. 3 House Republican leader for saying former president Trump’s claim of a stolen election was a lie. Yet he insisted later that day, “I don’t think any ...
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Saturday May 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 824
US climate envoy Kerry meets with pope on climate crisis
VATICAN CITY (AP) — John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s climate envoy, met privately with Pope Francis on Saturday, afterward calling the pope a “compelling moral authority on the subject of the climate crisis” who has been “ahead of the curve.” The former U.S. Secretary of State told Vatican News that the pope’s embrace of climate issues “hopefully can push people to greater ambition to get the job done.” Kerry is visiting European capitals ...
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Tuesday May 18, 2021 - Times viewed: 650
Political ideology is real reason people remain unvaccinated, says Dr. Peter Hotez
Dr. Peter Hotez argued that the real reason a number of Americans are not getting vaccinated is their political ideology. “They’re tying their political allegiance to the political right, unfortunately. And we’re seeing this play out in the bottom ten states in terms of vaccination coverage,” which is half of the coverage seen in the top ten states, said Hotez, co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children’s Hospital. ...
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Saturday May 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 633
Here's what happens when political parties implode
(CNN) The current drama in the GOP is the latest and most concrete evidence that the party is undergoing a very painful evolution. Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the daughter of a former vice president and a power in her own right, was excised from House leadership because she would not stop criticizing former President Donald Trump's continued lying about his 2020 election loss. Republicans under Abraham Lincoln were the party that ended slavery ...
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Thursday May 13, 2021 - Times viewed: 716
After Liz Cheney's Ouster, Elise Stefanik's Ascension Likely – But Not Assured
Rep. Elise Stefanik still appears poised to replace Cheney but she’s facing fresh scrutiny from conservatives who want a leader supportive of both Trump and their ideology. House Republicans were mostly unified on removing Liz Cheney from leadership on Wednesday morning. But when it comes to her likely successor – the only candidate and one with high-ranking support including from Donald Trump – the party is still grappling with the type of Re ...
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Tuesday May 11, 2021 - Times viewed: 712
House Republicans are preparing to oust Liz Cheney from leadership this week. Here's what to watch.
Washington (CNN) House Republicans could vote as early as Wednesday to replace Rep. Liz Cheney as GOP conference chair, a move that would underscore former President Donald Trump's firm grip on the party months after leaving office. Cheney's refusal to embrace Trump's election lies, and her rebukes of his role in the US Capitol insurrection, has highlighted a tumultuous rift in a Republican Party grappling with its future without Trump in the ...
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Tuesday May 11, 2021 - Times viewed: 689
Kinzinger: Cheney 'is being run out for one thing: her consistency'
Washington (CNN) Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Monday came to the defense of soon-to-be-ousted House GOP conference chair Liz Cheney, arguing their party is poised to remove her from the influential post because she has consistently said former President Donald Trump is responsible for the US Capitol insurrection. "She is being run out for one thing: her consistency. She said the exact same thing that (House Minority Leader) Kevin McCarthy ...
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Saturday May 8, 2021 - Times viewed: 759
Biden stocks his White House with Ivy Leaguers
WASHINGTON DC - Joe Biden, a proud graduate of the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School who has bragged about going to a “state school,” has stocked his top White House staff with nearly twice as many Ivy League graduates as the first iteration of the Trump White House, according to a POLITICO analysis. Forty-one percent of senior- or mid-level Biden White House staffers — or 82 people out of 201 aides analyzed — have Ivy League degr ...
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Saturday May 8, 2021 - Times viewed: 726
World War 3 MAP: The SIX places where WW3 could break out in 2021
World War 3 concerns were triggered around the globe following the death of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani in a US airstrike in January 2020. Now as a killer infection spreads across the globe and protests regarding the military coup in Myanmar have sparked across the world, leading to World War 3 concerns again. Given the tense relations between countries around the world, Express.co.uk has compiled a guide for the flashpoints wher ...
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Saturday May 8, 2021 - Times viewed: 676
How Democrats Learned to Love the Cheneys
Like Republicans Mitt Romney and John Bolton before her, Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) has discovered the secret of how to transition from being a whipping boy of the Washington press corps to its paragon of rectitude: Simply side with Democrats and against the Republican majority on some issue of substance. This metamorphosis—lampooned as “strange new respect” by journalist Tom Bethell in 1992 as the liberal journalist’s instinct to over ...
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Saturday May 8, 2021 - Times viewed: 908
Failure to improve US-China relations 'risks cold war', warns Kissinger
Former US national security adviser Henry Kissinger has warned that strains between Washington and Beijing pose “the biggest problem” for the world, and a failure to improve them risks a “cold war” between the world’s two largest economies. “It’s the biggest problem for America; it’s the biggest problem for the world. Because if we can’t solve that, then the risk is that all over the world a kind of cold war will develop between China and the ...
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Saturday May 8, 2021 - Times viewed: 650
Paul Ryan, It's Time for You to Stand Up to Fox
Dear Paul: (opinion) I’m often asked whether we are still friends. I usually answer: Yes, but we’re taking a break and seeing other people. I’d like to talk to you about some of those other people today, specifically your colleagues at Fox. You’ve undoubtedly been following what is happening there. You know how bad it has gotten. Fox hosts continue to push the Big Lie about the election, attempt to whitewash the January 6 attack on the c ...
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