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  • Republicans see impeachment backfiring. Democrats fear they may be right

    09/26/2019 9:10:37 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 79 replies
    Reuters) - Having his morning coffee and cigarette outside a Starbucks in one of the most politically contested counties in the United States, Richard Sibilla recoils at the memory of President Donald Trump's election. But impeach him now? Sibilla can see little upside. "After this he has a much better chance of winning another election, as scary as that sounds," said Sibilla, 39, a resident of Pinellas County, Florida, who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. "It's not even worth following because it's all going to help him." Among the public, interviews with more than 60 voters across four of...
  • ‘Volfefe’: a volatility index for the Trump era

    09/10/2019 11:29:35 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 9, 2019 | Saqib Iqbal Ahmed
    NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Traders know that when President Donald Trump tweets he can rock financial markets, often in unpredictable ways, but analysts at JP Morgan have now quantified the impact of his tweets, at least on the U.S. interest rates market. Trump’s tweets, which have in recent months veered toward market-sensitive topics such as trade and monetary policy, have increasingly moved U.S. rates markets, analyst Munier Salem said in a note on Friday. In the report, which runs well over 4,000 words, J.P. Morgan analysts use machine learning techniques and their own volatility model to show how...
  • Police presence strong at Polish pride march in wake of violence

    08/12/2019 8:20:02 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies
    Investing.com (Reuters) ^ | August 10, 2019 | unsigned
    WARSAW (Reuters) - More than 1000 people took part in a pride parade in the central Polish city of Plock protected by a cordon of armed police as LGBT rights became a hot button issue in Catholic Poland ahead of a parliamentary election in October. Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has made hostility to gays a central focus of its campaign, depicting LGBT rights as a dangerous foreign idea that undermines traditional values. A pride parade in the provincial city of Bialystok in July was marred by violence after anti-gay protesters chased people through the streets and beat...
  • Republican support for Trump rises after racially charged tweets: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    07/16/2019 7:57:38 PM PDT · by libh8er · 92 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7.16.2019 | Chris Kahn
    Support for U.S. President Donald Trump increased slightly among Republicans after he lashed out on Twitter over the weekend in a racially charged attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen, a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll shows. The national survey, conducted on Monday and Tuesday after Trump told the lawmakers they should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” showed his net approval among members of his Republican Party rose by 5 percentage points to 72%, compared with a similar poll that ran last week. Trump, who is seeking re-election next year, has...
  • In Iowa, Biden's front-runner status looks shaky

    07/05/2019 10:52:16 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07-05-19 | John Whitesides
    DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Joe Biden is still the front-runner in the Democratic presidential race, but the crown is slipping.On a two-day holiday visit to Iowa, the state that kicks off the White House nominating fight in seven months, Biden was greeted by new polls showing his lead narrowing in the state and nationally after a wobbly performance in last week’s first debate. Biden’s halting response to a bruising debate attack on racial issues from rival Kamala Harris, a black U.S. senator from California, has some Democrats in Iowa rethinking their support for the former vice president.
  • Farage, Polish populists dash far-right hopes of grand EU alliance

    06/13/2019 4:08:19 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    France 24 ^ | 5 June 2019 | Reuters
    Italy's far-right League was one of the biggest winners in last month's EU elections and its leader, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, has sought to persuade Europe's nationalist parties to set aside their differences and form a 10-party European Alliance for People and Nations in the new assembly. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's conservative ruling party Law and Justice (PiS), ruled out joining on account of the pro-Russian stance of Salvini, France's National Rally, led by Marine Le Pen, and the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. Nigel Farage's Brexit Party, which won 29 of Britain's 72 seats in the European...
  • Trump Says Iran Nuclear Deal Possible as Sanctions Bite

    05/27/2019 12:34:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    newmax ^ | May 27, 2019 | Thomson/Reuters
    President Donald Trump said on Monday a deal with Iran on its nuclear program was possible, crediting economic sanctions for curbing activities Washington has said are behind a spate of attacks in the Middle East. "I really believe that Iran would like to make a deal, and I think that's very smart of them, and I think that's a possibility to happen," Trump said during a news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. "It has a chance to be a great country with the same leadership," Trump said. "We aren't looking for regime change -- I just...
  • Exclusive: Tesla's solar factory is exporting most of its cells - document

    05/16/2019 1:52:11 AM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 May 2019 | Nichola Groom
    (Reuters) - The “great majority” of solar cells being produced at Tesla Inc’s factory in upstate New York are being sold overseas instead of being used in the company’s trademark “Solar Roof” as originally intended, according to documents reviewed by Reuters. The exporting underscores the depth of Tesla’s troubles in the U.S. solar business, which the electric car maker entered in 2016 with its controversial $2.6 billion purchase of SolarCity. Tesla has only sporadically purchased solar cells produced by its partner in the factory, Panasonic Corp, according to a Buffalo solar factory employee speaking on condition of anonymity. The rest...
  • Modi promises inclusive India after stunning election win (Trump harbinger)

    05/23/2019 6:21:00 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/22/19 | Alasdair Pal, Mayank Bhardwaj 7 MIN READ
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to unite the country on Thursday after a big election win, with his party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security. Official data from the Election Commission showed Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead in 300 of the 542 seats being contested, up from the 282 it won in 2014 and more than the 272 seats needed for a majority in the lower house of parliament. That would give it the first back-to-back majority for a single party since 1984. “Together...
  • Ocasio-Cortez says it is time to open impeachment inquiry against Trump

    05/21/2019 7:13:39 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 59 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/21/2019 | Susan Cornwell
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday it is time for Democratic leaders to allow an impeachment process to start against President Donald Trump, saying the administration’s obstruction of lawmakers’ oversight efforts gives them no choice.
  • U.S. to encourage investment in Palestinian areas as first part of peace plan

    05/20/2019 5:31:38 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 20-05-19 | Matt Spetalnick, Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will unveil the first part of President Donald Trump’s long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan when it holds an international conference in Bahrain in late June to encourage investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, senior U.S. officials said on Sunday.The “economic workshop” will bring together government officials and business leaders in an effort to jump-start the economic portion of the peace initiative, which is also expected to include proposals for resolving thorny political issues at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the officials said. Trump has touted the coming plan as the “deal of...
  • UPDATE 2-Ex-Florida policeman gets 25 years in prison for killing black motorist

    04/26/2019 9:37:06 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 37 replies
    Yahoo Noose ^ | April 25, 2019 | Rooters
    A former Florida police officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting a black motorist who was awaiting a tow truck in October 2015. Nouman Raja, 41, was fired from the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department shortly after he killed Corey Jones, 31, while on plainclothes duty, and was convicted last month by a jury of manslaughter and first-degree murder. The conviction was unusual in a country in which police officers kill roughly 1,000 people each year, a disproportionate number of them black men, usually without facing prosecution, according to a Washington Post database on...
  • Netanyahu Plays Pre-Election Trump Card: Settlement Annexation

    04/07/2019 2:52:58 PM PDT · by onyx · 32 replies
    OAN Newsroom ^ | April 7, 2019 | Jeffrey Heller
    A general view shows the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit in the Israeli-occupied West Bank April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun Palestinians voiced alarm while Israelis weighed the gravity on Sunday of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s sudden election promise to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.Some Israeli commentators saw the right-wing leader’s pledge on Saturday, as Tuesday’s national ballot approaches, as mainly a bid to siphon votes from ultranationalist rivals long advocating annexation. But after years of resisting far-right calls to formally put West Bank land captured in the 1967 Middle East war under permanent Israeli hold, Netanyahu...
  • Trump's border wall money may come at expense of schools for military kids

    03/20/2019 11:49:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/20/2019 | Mike Stone
    The U.S. Department of Defense is proposing to pay for President Donald Trump’s much-debated border wall by shifting funds away from projects that include $1.2 billion for schools, childcare centers and other facilities for military children, according to a list it has provided to lawmakers. The Pentagon gave Congress a list on Monday that included $12.8 billion of construction projects for which it said funds could be redirected. Around 10 percent of the list relates to educational establishments and includes school buildings for the children of service members in places like Germany, Japan, Kentucky and Puerto Rico. The move comes...
  • (voters duped) reuters journo withheld damaging info til after beto's tx senate race

    03/17/2019 5:13:23 AM PDT · by Liz · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/16/19 | AMY ATHEY, White House Correspondent
    Reuters bragged Friday about its scoop that Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke was once involved in a notorious hacker group, but revealed in the process that one of its reporters willingly sat on the story until after O’Rourke lost his Texas Senate race to incumbent Ted Cruz. Reuters’ Joseph Menn reported exclusively Friday morning that O’Rourke, a former member of Congress and the latest Democrat to join the 2020 presidential race, had a secret membership in an infamous hacking group. The group, known as the Cult of the Dead Cow (CDC), is the oldest and perhaps most influential collection of...
  • Mueller navigates dangerous currents in probing Trump-Russia nexus

    03/11/2019 7:52:30 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03-11-19 | Will Dunham
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Robert Mueller brought an enviable reputation as the architect of the modern FBI and a force behind major criminal prosecutions to his job as special counsel investigating Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election but has encountered a relentless campaign by President Donald Trump to discredit the probe. Mueller, a longtime Republican, received bipartisan praise when he was named as special counsel in May 2017 to take over the Russia investigation after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, whose agency had led the probe. Trump and allies in the Republican Party and conservative media have sought to...
  • Government shutdown breaks record,with no end in sight

    01/12/2019 4:19:09 PM PST · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/12/2019 | David Brunnstrom, David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A partial U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border entered its 22nd day on Saturday, making it the longest shuttering of federal agencies in U.S. history, with no end in sight. Trump, holed up in the White House with Congress adjourned for the weekend, warned of a much lengthier impasse and blamed the Democrats. “We will be out for a long time unless the Democrats come back from their ‘vacations’ and get back to work,” he tweeted.
  • Oceans warming faster than expected, set heat record in 2018 - scientists

    01/10/2019 5:40:29 PM PST · by zeestephen · 75 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 January 2019 | Alister Doyle
    The oceans are warming faster than previously estimated, setting a new temperature record in 2018 in a trend that is damaging marine life, scientists said on Thursday...."Global warming is here, and has major consequences already. There is no doubt, none!" the authors wrote in a statement.
  • Israel backs Hungary, says financier Soros is a threat

    10/31/2018 5:38:15 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 31 October 2018 | Luke Baker
    Soros, a Hungarian-born Jew who has spent a large part of his fortune funding pro-democracy and human rights groups, has repeatedly been targeted by Hungary’s right-wing government, in particular over his support for more open immigration.In the latest case, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has backed a campaign in which Soros is singled out as an enemy of the state. “Let’s not allow Soros to have the last laugh” say billboards next to a picture of the 86-year-old investor, a campaign that Jewish groups and others say foments anti-Semitism. The Israeli Ambassador said: “In no way was the statement (by the...
  • UNRWA concerned over plan to shut its East Jerusalem operation

    10/05/2018 8:39:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | October 5, 2018 12:53 PM | Ari Rabinovitch
    The U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees expressed concern on Friday over moves by the mayor of Jerusalem to close down its operations in the city. Mayor Nir Barkat said on Thursday he had developed a plan to end the Jerusalem operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which aids Palestinians displaced by the 1948 war of Israel’s founding and to millions of their descendants, and to replace them with Israeli services. UNRWA has faced a financial crisis since the United States in August announced it was cutting aid to the body, calling it an “irredeemably flawed...