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News : Politics

White House mood darkens as Trump battles with James Mattis, criticism over Bible photo op

Friday  08:30,   05 june 2020

Even for a president who courts chaos, it's been a tumultuous week for Trump. The constant string of bad news is taking its toll on the White House.Over the past 24 hours, the White House has confronted a public split between the president and... >>>

Trump heads to rural Maine but won't escape demonstrators

Friday  08:15,   05 june 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine’s Democratic governor is urging President Donald Trump to watch his tone during a visit to the state Friday to showcase a company that makes specialized swabs for coronavirus testing. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In... >>>

Twitter disables Trump video tribute to Floyd over copyright complaint

Friday  08:06,   05 june 2020

Twitter disables Trump video tribute to Floyd over copyright complaintThe clip, which is a collation of photos and videos of protest marches and instances of violence in the aftermath of Floyd's death, has Trump speaking in the... >>>

Trump Campaign Removes Space Video That Violated NASA Ad Rules

Friday  07:15,   05 june 2020

The campaign to re-elect President Trump pulled SpaceX, NASA and astronauts and their families into a campaign video that appeared to violate the space agency’s advertising regulations. The video, released on Wednesday, was the latest effort by the... >>>

Mattis’s rebuke of Trump forces Republicans to choose between revered Marine and the president

Friday  07:05,   05 june 2020

Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s comments stood out as most GOP lawmakers remained silent, blamed the media for stirring controversy or voiced support for Trump on Thursday.Mattis moved one senior Senate Republican to finally declare she had to speak out... >>>

GOP Candidate Calls Coronavirus Restrictions 'Knee on the Neck' of Business

Friday  06:05,   05 june 2020

Republican candidate Tim Eyman has compared Washington Governor Jay Inslee's coronavirus restrictions to the death of George Floyd, insisting that the public health measures have a "knee on the neck" of businesses.GOP candidate Tim Eyman equated >>>

Trump cancels trip to NJ resort amid protests

Friday  05:35,   05 june 2020

President Trump won't make an expected trip to his resort in Bedminster, N.J., this weekend, as nationwide protests demanding justice for George Floyd are expected to continue.Earlier in the week, the FAA released an advisory indicating that... >>>

Trump shares letter that calls peaceful protesters 'terrorists'

Friday  05:35,   05 june 2020

President Donald Trump on Thursday shared a letter on Twitter that referred to the peaceful protesters who were forcibly dispersed from a park near the White House on Monday evening as "terrorists."President Donald Trump on Thursday shared a letter... >>>

Biden: George Floyd's death must prompt action, police reform

Friday  05:35,   05 june 2020

"We have to turn our anguish into purpose," Biden said during an online town hall hosted by The Shade Room."I see you, I hear you, and I'm angry as well. But we have to turn our anguish into purpose," Biden said during an online town hall hosted by... >>>

Questions arise over special forces guarding Donald Trump from protests

Friday  05:01,   05 june 2020

"I hate the optics of it," retired Army Special Forces Col. Robert Wilson said.Many immediately noticed the arrowhead patches of the Army's Special Forces on the left sleeves of the unarmed, but baton-carrying Utah National Guard troops in multicam... >>>

The African Development Bank launches an independent investigation into its president

Friday  05:00,   05 june 2020

© PIUS UTOMI EKPEI The president of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina in Abuja (Nigeria) on July 27, 2019 The African Development Bank (ADB) announced on Thursday evening the launch of an independent investigation into accusations of... >>>

With White House effectively a fortress, some see Trump’s strength — but others see weakness

Friday  03:35,   05 june 2020

The White House nowadays is a Rorschach test for one’s view of Donald Trump’s presidency.In the 72 hours since Monday’s melee at Lafayette Square, the White House has been transformed into a veritable fortress — the physical manifestation of... >>>

Trump vows to campaign against Murkowski after senator's criticism

Friday  03:25,   05 june 2020

President Trump on Thursday pledged to campaign against Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) when she's up for reelection in 2022 after the senator told reporters she was "struggling" with whether to vote for Trump in November."Few people know where... >>>

Esper risks being sidelined as White House floats replacements

Friday  03:10,   05 june 2020

The Defense secretary's job is likely safe, but the White House is still looking at options.Esper’s future is in question after he opposed Trump on Wednesday over the president’s call to deploy active-duty troops to quash protests taking part... >>>

Trump banks on the economy rebounding quickly without more government help — for now

Friday  02:55,   05 june 2020

President Trump’s critics and some Republicans say being a jobs president requires having a jobs plan — and Trump is so far resisting rolling out his own legislative proposal. “It would seem to be that if anybody has an incentive to get another big... >>>