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  • Former guerrilla Petro fights to become Colombia's first leftist president

    06/16/2018 10:32:50 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com/ ^ | 6/15/18 | Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta
    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Gustavo Petro, a former insurgent turned rabble-rousing mayor, is fighting to become Colombia's first leftist president, turning his humble beginnings and revolutionary past into a rallying cry for millions of the nation's youth and poor. The 58-year-old economist is about 20 points behind right-wing candidate Ivan Duque to replace President Juan Manuel Santos, but his presence in the second round has worried many in the traditionally conservative nation, where the right has kept a vice-like grip on power. Proposals from Petro to change the nation's economic model by piling taxes on unproductive landowners and abandoning oil and...
  • Not just Trump and Kim: Presidents have been meeting with brutal dictators for decades...

    06/15/2018 1:42:45 PM PDT · by caww · 34 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/15/2018 | by Siraj Hashmi
    President Trump received a lot of criticism for his historic meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, who is known for his human rights abuses. The only thing new that Trump is doing is establishing friendly relations with a new country. (video)
  • Trump calls Matt Drudge 'a great gentleman' (truncated)

    06/15/2018 4:22:52 PM PDT · by 1raider1 · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 15, 2018 | Pat Ralph
    President Donald Trump called conservative media personality Matt Drudge "a great gentleman" and his website Drudge Report as "great" in an interview with Fox News on Friday morning. "Drudge is great by the way," Trump said to "Fox and Friends" host Steve Doocy. "Matt Drudge is a great gentleman, he really has ability to capture stories that people want to see."
  • President Trump's Grammar

    05/28/2018 11:49:51 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 122 replies
    May 27, 2018 | MosesKnows
    Trumps Grammar Letter I read an article about a former grammar teacher who graded a letter from President Trump. The teacher returned it with appropriate comments regarding the grammar. The grammar is the responsibility of the president since he signed it. It doesn’t matter to me if he wrote it or even read it; if he signs it, it is his. For the record this display of poor grammar diminishes my support of President Trump the tiniest amount with my trust he will improve his grammar. After digesting the article I found no mention of the message President Trump intended...
  • GOOD DEEDS IGNORED

    05/20/2018 8:08:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/20/18 | Unk
    Hat Tip: Kevin Collins Thought you’d like to be informed, since the media won’t let you know... The White House....short report..... it's called ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ - as titled by Rush Limbaugh. Nothing Trump does - to the good - will ever make it on the national news. The media have their agenda and they're going to stick with it, no matter what. On Friday, the Trump administration released their annual report to Congress on White House Office Personnel. It includes the name, status, salary and position title of all 377 White House employees. The report also said that Trump...
  • Time for Europe to Join the Resistance

    05/11/2018 1:10:21 PM PDT · by Mariner · 66 replies
    der Spiegel ^ | May 11th, 2018 | by Klaus Brinkbäumer
    Trump's renown is rooted in American hero myths. Trump says that women like Carla Bruni lust after him, something that women like Carla Bruni vehemently deny. Trump says he is exorbitantly rich, yet Trump ran himself into the ground with his casinos to the point that he was 295 million dollars in debt in 1990. He was bailed out by the banks and by his father. The greatest myth, though, has to do with Trump's alleged negotiating expertise. This too is nonsense. Trump was never proficient in the art of the deal. As a businessman, he paid far too much...
  • Iran’s president warns uranium enrichment may resume if deal fails

    05/09/2018 2:25:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Columbian ^ | 5/08/18 | NASSER KARIMI, AMIR VAHDAT
    TEHRAN, Iran — President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday that Iran could restart enriching uranium “without any limitations” within weeks, after President Donald Trump pulled America out of the nuclear deal, though he said world powers still in the accord could potentially save the pact. Rouhani’s speech, broadcast live on state television within minutes of Trump’s announcement, marked a doubling-down for the cleric who has seen his signature foreign policy achievement threatened by Trump for years. Trump’s announcement from the White House marked potentially the worst-case scenario for the relative moderate, as the country’s economy continues to reel despite the deal...
  • Chris Matthews: Trump Show ‘Wearing Surprisingly Well’

    05/02/2018 10:21:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 2,2018 | Tony Lee
    MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews conceded that President Donald Trump and his economic nationalism is “wearing surprisingly well” with voters and stressed that Trump will be extremely difficult for Democrats to beat in 2020. When asked about the so-called Trump Show in a Politico interview published on Tuesday, Matthews cited Trump’s stable approval and improving ratings and said it is “wearing surprisingly well” with voters because they like Trump’s anti-establishment “attitude” and “don’t mind him being wrong on the Matthews said Democrats like Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) would be good running mates but the...
  • What is the Proper Role of Federal Government?

    05/01/2018 8:13:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/1/18 | KrisAnne Hall
    What is the proper role of Government? We have witnessed the perspectives of those in government; we have heard the answers in presidential debates. But what was envisioned by those who DESIGNED our constitutional republic? Wouldn’t you like to KNOW what government is supposed to be doing? The interesting thing is, we don’t have to guess, we don’t have to make it up, we need only look to the framers of our Constitution. It is simplistically elegant, the way they described the role of the Senate and the House. Yet even the simplest of explanations seem to have eluded the...
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on Israel’s Announcement Related to Iranian Nuclear Weapons Develop

    04/30/2018 9:47:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 80 replies
    The White House ^ | April 30, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    The United States is aware of the information just released by Israel and continues to examine it carefully. This information provides new and compelling details about Iran’s efforts to develop missile-deliverable nuclear weapons. These facts are consistent with what the United States has long known: Iran had a robust, clandestine nuclear weapons program that it has tried and failed to hide from the world and from its own people. The Iranian regime has shown it will use destructive weapons against its neighbors and others. Iran must never have nuclear weapons.
  • Tomb Of President Andrew Jackson Vandalized In Tennessee

    04/30/2018 5:04:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    AP via WHNT ^ | 04/30/18
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)-- Officials at Andrew Jackson's historic home in Tennessee say the seventh president's tomb has been vandalized and marred by profanities.</p> <p>Andrew Jackson Foundation President and CEO Howard Kittell said the vandalism was discovered early Friday at The Hermitage, the former president's home and museum in Nashville.</p>
  • South Korean president arrives in Panmunjom for summit with North’s leader

    04/26/2018 5:25:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in has arrived in the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone for his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be accompanied by his sister and confidante, Kim Yo-jong, and the 90-year-old nominal head of the North Korean state, Kim Yong-nam, as well as foreign and defense ministers in the historic inter-Korean summit at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone on Friday.Panmunjom, the world's last Cold War frontier, was designated as the venue of meeting for officials from the North and South after the...
  • President ramps up personal cell phone use

    04/23/2018 7:49:25 PM PDT · by browniexyz · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/23/2018 | Pamela Brown and Sarah Westwood
    President Donald Trump is increasingly relying on his personal cell phone to contact outside advisers, multiple sources inside and outside the White House told CNN, as Trump returns to the free-wheeling mode of operation that characterized the earliest days of his administration.
  • Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in intensive care unit.

    04/23/2018 3:58:25 PM PDT · by oxcart · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 04/23/2018
    Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston and is in the intensive care unit, according to CNN. This coming just days after former First Lady Barbara Bush's funeral on Saturday. Advertisement A family spokesman said he was admitted to the hospital Sunday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood. A statement said he appears to be recovering.
  • Ceremonial planting by @POTUS and @EmmanuelMacron of a European Sessile Oak from Belleau Woods.

    04/23/2018 3:54:10 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 50 replies
    W7VOA News (Via Twitter) ^ | 4-3-18 | Steve Herman&#8207;
    Ceremonial planting by @POTUS and @EmmanuelMacron of a European Sessile Oak from Belleau Woods. – at South Lawn - White House https://twitter.com/W7VOA/status/988538307930976257 Video at this link https://twitter.com/W7VOA/status/988533784956956672
  • Trumps will feed French president jambalaya 'cooked in a New Orleans tradition'

    04/23/2018 11:58:18 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 89 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 4/23/2018 | Todd A. Price
    On Tuesday night (April 23), President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will welcome Emmanuel Macron, president of France, and his wife, Brigitte, for the first state visit of the Trump administration. According to a press release from the first lady's office, every aspect of the visit was "all carefully selected by First Lady Melania Trump, to complement and pay homage to the long-standing friendship between the United States and France." Let's get to the most important matter: what are they eating? The main course, we're happy to report, will include jambalaya, "which will be cooked in a New...
  • Hefty prison sentence for Park Geun-hye, ex-President of South Korea (24 years, $16.8 million)

    04/06/2018 3:47:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4/05/18
    <p>SEOUL, South Korea -- Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was formally convicted and sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday, a year after she was driven from office and arrested over a corruption scandal that saw months of massive street rallies calling for her ouster. The conviction, which she can appeal, is the latest hit in a dramatic fall for South Korea's first female president.</p>
  • Trump: We Will Guard Our Border With Our Military

    04/03/2018 10:30:31 AM PDT · by Freeport · 123 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12:51 PM 04/03/2018 | Saagar Enjeti
    President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the US military will be used to guard the US-Mexico border. “We are going to be guarding our border with our military. That’s a big step,” Trump told reporters gathered at the White House. “We cannot have people flowing into our country illegally, disappearing, and by the way never showing up for court.” The President’s comments appear to take aim at current US policy which requires border agents to catch then release family units who arrive at the border from noncontiguous countries. He also said he had spoken with Secretary of Defense James Mattis...
  • Lt. Gen. Boykin: 'God's Imprint Was On' Trump's Election Win

    03/29/2018 10:45:08 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 74 replies
    The vice president of the Family Research Council, Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin (ret.), a former leader of Delta Force and commander of Army Special Forces, said the endless attacks by the left on President Donald Trump are "diabolical" and that the left is in "disarray" because they do not understand that "God's imprint" is evident in the election of Trump in 2016. “They are coming up with these absolutely absurd, off-the-wall things trying to justify and rationalize why they lost this election to a guy like Donald Trump," said Boykin on the Mar. 27 edition of The Jim...
  • Terry McAuliffe:'Who Better to Take on Trump Than Me?"

    02/26/2018 10:57:36 AM PST · by browniexyz · 72 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | February 26, 2018 | Scher, Brent
    Democrat Terry McAuliffe said he would be the party's best choice to "take on" President Donald Trump in 2020. "Who better to take on Trump than me?" McAuliffe said when asked by the Washington Free Beacon about a potential 2020 run for president, strongly indicating he will indeed throw his hat in the ring.