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    President Trump was nominated Friday for the Nobel Peace Prize for the second time this week following a historic peace deal between Serbia and Kosovo. “I have nominated the US Gov. and the governments of Kosovo and Serbia for the Nobel Peace Prize for their joint work for peace and economic development, through the cooperation agreement signed in the White House,” tweeted Magnus Jacobsson, a member of the Swedish parliament. “Trade and communications are important building blocks for peace.” I have nominated the US Gov. and the governments of Kosovo and Serbia for the Nobel Peace Prize for their joint work for peace and economic development, through the cooperation agreement signed in the White House. Trade and communications are important building blocks for peace. pic.twitter.com/XuhkLbHZAV— Magnus Jacobsson (@magnusjacobsson) September 11, 2020 Serbia said it would move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem last week and agreed...
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Bahrain to meet the Crown Prince, right Israel and Bahrain have struck a historic peace deal brokered by Donald Trump, following a similar accord with the United Arab Emirates, as the US president brings together former foes in the Middle East. “Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain agree to a Peace Deal – the second Arab country to make peace with Israel in 30 days!” the President announced on Twitter on Friday night.  Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, hailed a “new era of peace” and said “there will be more [peace deals with Arab states].” Bahrain is the second Gulf state to embrace Israel, after the UAE announced on 13 August that it would establish a full diplomatic relationship with the Jewish state and strike a series of trade deals. A small, oil-rich nation...
    Bahrain became the latest Arab country to join in a peace deal with Israel. President Trump announced the deal on Friday following a three-way call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The three leaders issued a joint statement that Trump shared on Twitter in the afternoon. “This is a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East," the statement said. "Opening direct dialogue and ties between these two dynamic societies and advanced economies will continue the positive transformation of the Middle East and increase stability, security, and prosperity in the region." Joint Statement of the United States, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the State of Israel pic.twitter.com/xMquRkGtpM— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2020 The statement commended Trump for his "unique approach" in bringing the two nations together. The announcement comes one week after Trump celebrated a similar peace deal...
    Mother Jones illustration; Shutterstock For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files”—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current President—on July 13, 2016. The construction of Trump Tower may have been Donald Trump’s greatest achievement, but it was a disaster for the city’s artistic legacy. To build his skyscraper, Trump first had to knock down the Bonwit Teller building, a luxurious limestone building erected in 1929. The face of the building featured two huge Art Deco friezes that the Metropolitan Museum of Art wanted to preserve. The museum asked Trump to save the sculptures and donate them, and the mogul agreed—as long as the cost of doing so wasn’t too high. But then, according to journalist Harry Hurt III in...
    (CNN)It matters who the president is.Millions of lives and livelihoods depend on the character, competence, altruism and integrity of the person in the Oval Office -- whatever their party or ideology. But President Donald Trump -- as he devastatingly revealed in his own voice to Bob Woodward -- met the great crisis of his age with ineptness, dishonesty and an epic dereliction of duty. Rarely have a president's actions -- or inaction -- and individual decisions on such a critical issue been so consequential and so exposed in his own time -- in this case in taped interviews with The Washington Post reporter for his new book, "Rage."Throughout history, presidents responded to moments of great trial by leveling with the American people about often-dire challenges, but also summoned a collective sense of mission toward a less perilous destination. Twice, in the 1930s Great Depression and after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump-backed candidate wins NH GOP Senate primary to take on Shaheen Trump, supporters gather without masks in NC despite request from local GOP official Trump-backed candidate wins NH GOP primary to take on Pappas MORE will host representatives from Israel and the United Arab Emirates next week at the White House for a historic ceremony establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries, administration officials said on Wednesday.  The ceremony will take place on September 15, one month after the president announced the significant breakthrough in diplomatic relations between Israel and the Gulf nation, called the Abraham Accords.  It also follows a number of important moves toward normalizing relations between countries in the region, including the first direct flight from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia granting permission for the aircraft to fly through its air space, a significant gesture signaling a public warming of relations between Riyadh...
    President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for his effort brokering a historic deal normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, according to reports. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, submitted the nomination, according to FOX News. Tybring-Gjedde told the TV network, “For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees.” In the nomination letter, he wrote the agreement could be “a game changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity.” He also praised the president for withdrawing additional troops from the Middle East and playing a “key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties," the letter states. Israel and the UAE are expected to sign the deal at a White House ceremony on Tuesday. Senior delegations from the two countries will be...
    DONALD Trump has been nominated for a 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for the "historic peace agreement" between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The nomination comes from Christian Tybring-Gjedde who is a member of the Norwegian Parliament. 1Donald Trump was nominated for the Noble Peace PrizeCredit: AFP or licensors Most read in World NewsWHAT HAPPENED?US couple's remains found in Mexico well near remote area where car was leftKNIFE RAMPAGEBeauty queen 'stabs female store worker' in frenzy shouting 'I hate women'Warning'CARING AND ECCENTRIC'Who was Ronnie McNutt and his suicide video on TikTok?'IT WENT SO FAST'Terrifying moment grandad with dementia is saved as home erupts in flamesTRAGIC ENDMotorcycle racing legend Ralph Hudson dead at 69 after 'wiping out at 252 mph'EXIT STRATEGYSchumer back Bernie's call for a plan to force Trump out if he loses election More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at...
    It is $ 250 million in annual funding to accelerate the construction of infrastructure for the Everglades as part of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration. But the president also took the opportunity to sign a presidential executive order that protects our coasts. At three o’clock in the afternoon, President Donald Trump arrived at the historic Jupiter Lighthouse in Palm Beach County to recap his environmental achievements and sign an executive order of great importance to the coasts of Florida, Georgia and Carolina. from the south. “I am going to sign a presidential executive order extending the moratorium on drilling off the Gulf Coast of Florida and expanding it to the Atlantic coast of Florida as well as the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina,” said the President. For Jeanette Núñez, vice governor of the state of Florida, today is a historic day: “The...
    Israel will join the United Arab Emirates at a White House ceremony on Sept. 15 to sign a historic peace agreement focused on normalizing relations in the region, a senior White House official confirmed Tuesday. The White House will host delegations from both countries led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, officials said. TRUMP ANNOUNCES 'HISTORIC PEACE AGREEMENT' BETWEEN ISRAEL, UAE The announcement comes less than a month after President Trump, Netanyahu and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed released a joint statement on Twitter detailing the landmark diplomatic deal in which both countries "agreed to the full normalization of relations." The Jewish state and the United Arab Emirates symbolically sealed the agreement last month with the first direct commercial flight between both countries carrying U.S. and Israeli leaders, including President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and Special Representative...
    Employment disparities between black and white Americans widened slightly in August but remained near the lowest levels ever recorded. The black unemployment rate rose to 178 percent of white unemployment in August, up from 158 percent in July. Both black and white unemployment fell in August but white unemployment fell at a faster clip. Despite the widening in August, the race gap in unemployment remains extremely narrow historically. For decades, black unemployment rarely fell below 200 percent of white unemployment outside of recessions and their aftermath, when white employment caught up a bit with black unemployment. In other words, the narrowing of the gap usually indicated that things were getting worse for everyone. That changed in the Trump era. Strong levels of job creation and low levels of unemployment, coupled with a crackdown on illegal border crossing, helped push the gap narrower. In August of 2019, the gap shrank to...
    On Friday, President Trump oversaw representatives of Serbia and Kosovo as they signed a historic normalization of relations, topped by another achievement for Trump regarding the state of Israel as the Jewish state’s unprecedented relationship with an American president rose to another peak: Kosovo, a majority Muslim country, acknowledged recognition of Israel and Serbia agreed to move its embassy to Jerusalem. Trump tweeted, “Another great day for peace with Middle East – Muslim-majority Kosovo and Israel have agreed to normalize ties and establish diplomatic relations. Well-done! More Islamic and Arab nations will follow soon!” Another great day for peace with Middle East – Muslim-majority Kosovo and Israel have agreed to normalize ties and establish diplomatic relations. Well-done! More Islamic and Arab nations will follow soon! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2020 The latest historic good news for Israel followed the recent agreement reached between the United Arab Emirates...
    In another diplomatic win for President Trump, Serbia will become the third country to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. After the U.S. led the charge in 2018, followed by Guatemala two days later, Serbia agreed to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem on Friday, and Kosovo, a majority Muslim country, said it would recognize the Jewish state for the first time. “Truly, it is historic,” Trump said at the White House, flanked by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovan Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti. “I look forward to going to both countries in the not too distant future.” After the meeting Trump followed up by congratulating Vucic over Twitter. He called it a "brave and historic move." Congratulations to @predsednikrs Vucic for announcing the move of Serbia’s Embassy to Jerusalem by July. It is a brave and historic move!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)...
    President Trump on Friday hosted the leaders of Serbia and breakaway republic Kosovo for the signing of a landmark economic normalization agreement. Trump, seated behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, presided as Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti and Serbia President Aleksandar Vučić inked the deal, seated at desks on either side of Trump. Kosovo broke away from Serbia with US assistance following a genocidal war waged by then-Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. In 2008, Kosovo unilaterally declared independence, following de facto independence since 1999. “Serbia and Kosovo have each committed to economic normalization” Trump told reporters, signaling a breakthrough after a deep freeze in relations between the countries. “It took decades because you didn’t have anybody trying to get it done,” Trump said. “There was a lot of fighting and now there’s a lot of love.” Serbia still doesn’t recognize Kosovo’s independence, but the deal is a significant step...
    (CNN)Joe Biden's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee announced it raised $364.5 million in August, an astonishing haul that Democrats believe was propelled by fundraising around the selection of California Sen. Kamala Harris as Biden's running mate and the Democratic convention.The Biden campaign said that 57% of the haul -- or more than $205 million -- came from online, small-dollar donors, a figure that signals the Democratic base is animated by the Biden-Harris ticket and the prospect of defeating President Donald Trump in November. The Biden campaign claimed in its announcement that the haul represents "the best month of online fundraising in American political history.""In August, together, we raised $364.5 million," Biden said in an email to supporters. "That figure blows me away."Biden said his campaign "raised it the right way, from people across the country stepping up to own a piece of this campaign, investing in the future...
    The first ever direct commercial flight from Israel to the United Arab Emirates took off Monday morning carrying a senior Israeli and American delegation for talks to cement the recently signed U.S.-brokered agreement to establish ties between the two countries. The plane, from Israel’s flag El Al carrier, was emblazoned with the word “peace” in Arabic, Hebrew and English. The seat protectors said “Making History” in all three languages and traditional Israeli songs played in the background. It was an occasion of many firsts: It was the first flight for El Al since the carrier’s fleet was grounded on July 1 over the coronavirus outbreak. It was also the first time an Israeli airplane received permission to fly over Saudi Arabia’s airspace, cutting about four hours of flight time. "I prayed yesterday at the Western Wall that Muslims & Arabs from throughout the world will be watching this flight recognizing that we are all...
    The first-ever commercial flight from Israel to the United Arab Emirates took off Monday morning, with top US and Israeli delegations aboard the vessel as it flies over Saudi Arabian airspace. Israeli airline El Al flight LY971, the same digits as the UAE’s zip code, departed at 11:21 AM from an almost empty Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv en route to Abu Dhabi. Israeli officials were able to shorten the trip by about four hours after Riyadh officials approved their request Sunday to fly over Saudi territory, another major first. “For the very first time, an Israeli-registered aircraft will overfly Saudi Arabia and after a non-stop flight from Israel, land in the UAE. We are all excited and look forward to more historic flights that will take us to other capital cities in the region, advancing us all to a more prosperous future,” pilot Tal Becker said before...
    The primary-ever industrial flight from Israel to the United Arab Emirates took off Monday morning, with prime US and Israeli delegations aboard the vessel because it flies over Saudi Arabian airspace. Israeli airline El Al flight LY971, the identical digits because the UAE’s zip code, departed at 11:21 AM from an virtually empty Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv en path to Abu Dhabi. Israeli officers had been capable of shorten the journey by about 4 hours after Riyadh officers authorised their request Sunday to fly over Saudi territory, one other main first. “For the very first time, an Israeli-registered plane will overfly Saudi Arabia and after a continuous flight from Israel, land within the UAE. We’re all excited and stay up for extra historic flights that may take us to different capital cities within the area, advancing us all to a extra affluent future,” pilot Tal Becker mentioned...
    Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump accepts GOP nomination: 'Best is yet to come' GOP hunts for leverage in revived COVID-19 talks Republicans cast Trump as best choice for women MORE (R-Fla.), acting chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said congressional oversight is facing a “historic crisis” after the Director of National Intelligence, John RatcliffeJohn Lee RatcliffePat Fallon wins GOP nomination in race to succeed DNI Ratcliffe Hillicon Valley: Google extending remote work policy through July 2021 | Intel community returns final Russia report to Senate committee after declassification | Study finds election officials vulnerable to cyberattacks Intel community returns final Russia report volume to Senate after declassification review MORE, notified Congress on Saturday that the intelligence community will be scaling back in-person congressional briefings on election security. “Congressional oversight of intelligence activities now faces a historic crisis,” Rubio said in a...
    Pastor Robert Jeffress shared a message of hope with victims hit hard by Hurricane Laura, now a tropical depression, after responding to the "historic speech" delivered by President Trump at the close of the Republican National Convention (RNC) Thursday night. "It was a great evening. This was really a historic speech, delivered by a historic president, as America finds itself at a historic crossroads," Jeffress, the pastor of 14,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, told "Fox & Friends First." FRANKLIN GRAHAM WARNS BIDEN-HARRIS TICKET ‘SHOULD BE A GREAT CONCERN TO ALL CHRISTIANS’ "Never before have we had two political parties paint such differing views for what they envision for America, but I believe for those Americans who want a country that's founded on faith and freedom and on law and order, they were excited by what they heard the president say tonight," he added. Video"I was in the West Wing earlier yesterday, and I can...
    On the third night of the Republican National Convention (RNC), one of the most powerful speeches came from historic civil rights figure Clarence Henderson, who boldly declared that a vote for Joe Biden is a denial of history. In 1960, Henderson participated in the Greensboro sit-in, a series of non-violent protests where young black American students refused to leave the segregated Woolworth lunch counter after being denied service. Photo below: Clarence Henderson has ALWAYS fought for freedom.#RNC2020 pic.twitter.com/eWgxRb4eb4 — Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) August 27, 2020 During his four-minute speech, Henderson highlighted the accomplishments of President Trump for the black community and recalled his historic fight against racism 60 years ago. “There have been movements that have changed the course of history. Among the most extraordinary was the civil rights movement,” he began. “Sixty years ago, segregation was legal and enforced. The simple act of sitting at a lunch...
    The Trump campaign has released the list of speakers slated to appear at the Republican National Convention, which will be hosted virtually this year — in lieu of the North Carolina or Florida locations — because of the coronavirus pandemic. Describing the event as “historic,” the Trump campaign said on Sunday that the convention has been designed to “honor the great American story, the American people that have written it,” and how President Donald Trump has “empowered them to succeed.” The list of speakers includes a mix of high-profile politicians, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), as well as other conservative activists and state politicians. Several congressional hopefuls are also slated to speak, including Madison Cawthorne, a South Carolina businessman who won his primary earlier this year at age 24, Burgess Owens, a former NFL player and businessman running in Utah,...
    BOULDER CREEK — The headquarters buildings at Big Basin Redwoods State Park are all burned to rubble, but the vast majority of the park’s famed ancient giant redwoods are still upright — although many are no longer standing quite as tall, two journalists from this news organization confirmed Thursday. It took a nearly five-mile hike through the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains to reach what remained of California’s oldest state park after the CZU Lightning Complex wildfire was through with it. They found scattered among the tall trees some fallen giants. One, found just before the headquarters and with a base more than a dozen feet across, had burned and shattered, sending the massive trunk crashing to the ground, where it lay in a deathbed of ash and blackened undergrowth. Other redwoods still upright were burning at the base, fire eating up inside their trunks, and these trees seemed...
    Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris of California urged people to fight for “the America we know is possible,” as she made history in accepting her party’s nomination to appear alongside presidential candidate Joe Biden on the ballot in November. Harris, 55, a former prosecutor, is the fourth woman to be on a major U.S. party’s national ticket, but the first Black woman and first South Asian American. Her mother was a breast cancer scientist who emigrated from India. She died in 2009. Harris’ father, an economist, came to the U.S. from Jamaica. Addressing the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Harris sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the economy, saying his “failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihoods.” Sorry, but your browser cannot support embedded video of this type, you can download this video to view it offline. Download...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president on Wednesday, cementing her place in history as the first Black woman on a major party ticket and promising she and Joe Biden will rejuvenate a country ravaged by a pandemic and riven by racial and partisan divides. In an address capping the third night of the virtual Democratic National Convention, the California senator evoked the lessons of her late mother, Shyamala Gopalan, a biologist and Indian immigrant, saying she instilled in her a vision of “our nation as a beloved community — where all are welcome, no matter what we look like, where we come from or who we love.” “In this election, we have a chance to change the course of history,” Harris said. “We’re all in this fight.” Mixing a former prosecutor’s polish with the deeply personal, Harris also spoke of her Jamaican father...
    Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris of California urged people to fight for “the America we know is possible,” as she made history in accepting her party’s nomination to appear alongside presidential candidate Joe Biden on the ballot in November. Harris, 55, a former prosecutor, is the fourth woman to be on a major U.S. party’s national ticket, but the first Black woman and first South Asian American. Her mother was a breast cancer scientist who emigrated from India. She died in 2009. Harris’ father, an economist, came to the U.S. from Jamaica. Addressing the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Harris sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the economy, saying his “failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihoods.” Earlier in the evening, former President Barack Obama delivered a blistering attack on Trump, his successor, saying Trump was treating the...
    VIDEO19:0919:09Fmr. President Barack Obama: Donald Trump hasn't grown into the job because he can'tElections WASHINGTON – In back to back speeches Wednesday at the virtual Democratic National Convention, former President Barack Obama and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris reached out to Americans who feel left behind and alienated by the Trump administration, including victims of structural racism, immigrants and Latinos, and voters who might not bother to cast a ballot.  The speeches were part of an evening that highlighted people who've suffered from social ills that Democrats argue the Trump White House has not addressed, such as undocumented immigrants and victims of gun violence. The two hours of programming also celebrated the strides made by women in politics, capped off by the nomination of Harris, the first woman of color on major presidential ticket. It also featured remarks from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.  The...
    (CNN)Kamala Harris will take her turn in the spotlight on Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, where she will portray her story as the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants as one that can resonate with all Americans as she makes the case for electing Joe Biden.She will say that she and Biden are committed to "a vision of our nation as a beloved community -- where all are welcome, no matter what we look like, where we come from, or who we love." And one where Americans may not "agree on every detail" but are "united by the fundamental belief that every human being is of infinite worth, deserving of compassion, dignity and respect," according to excerpted remarks released ahead of her speech.How to watch the third night of Democratic National Convention Harris will formally become the first Black and South Asian woman ever nominated to a major presidential...
    The great outdoors just got a little grander. The Trump administraion has opened and expanded more than 850 hunting and fishing opportunities across 2.3 million public acres, touted as the largest historic expansion of its kind. The Interior Department announced the news on Tuesday, confirming the new recreational access at 138 national wildlife refuges and 9 national fish hatcheries, marking the “single largest” expansion of such opportunities by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in agency history. The Trump administraion has opened and expanded more than 850 hunting and fishing opportunities across 2.3 million public acres, touted as the largest historic expansion of its kind. (iStock) DUCK HUNTERS COULD BE 'SHOULDER TO SHOULDER' IN NORTH DAKOTA DUE TO CANADIAN BORDER RESTRICTIONS “On the heels of President Trump signing the most significant conservation and recreation funding in U.S. history, providing nearly $20 billion over the next 10 years to fix...
    Reuters August 19, 2020 0 Comments U.S. Senator Kamala Harris gives the most important speech of her political career on Wednesday when she addresses the Democratic National Convention as presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate. The former prosecutor from California, who made history as the first Black woman and Asian-American on a major presidential ticket, is expected to aggressively press the case against Republican President Donald Trump’s reelection on Nov. 3. Harris will likely aim to speak directly to millions of women, young Americans and voters of color, some of the party’s most important constituencies if Biden is to defeat Trump. The proceedings being at 9 p.m. ET (0100 GMT on Thursday). Also speaking on the third night of the party convention are Barack Obama, the nation’s first Black president, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who lost to Trump in 2016, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and the Speaker...
    By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris gives the most important speech of her political career on Wednesday when she addresses the Democratic National Convention as presidential nominee Joe Biden's running mate. The former prosecutor from California, who made history as the first Black woman and Asian-American on a major presidential ticket, is expected to aggressively press the case against Republican President Donald Trump’s reelection on Nov. 3. Harris will likely aim to speak directly to millions of women, young Americans and voters of color, some of the party's most important constituencies if Biden is to defeat Trump. The proceedings being at 9 p.m. ET (0100 GMT on Thursday). Also speaking on the third night of the party convention are Barack Obama, the nation's first Black president, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who lost to Trump in 2016, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and the Speaker of...
    Israel and the United Arab Emirates are making visible gestures of cooperation following President Trump’s announcement of a historic peace agreement between the two countries that would pave the way for full normalization of relations. Prime Minister Netanyahu appeared Monday on Emirati television, as the head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency met Tuesday with the national security adviser of the United Arab Emirates. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participated Monday in an unprecedented interview where he expressed confidence that other Arab countries would seek to build ties with the Jewish state. Addressing the suspension of annexation of parts of the West Bank, Netanyahu said the Trump administration asked him for the concession. “Well, this was an American request, for a moment, to suspend the application of Israeli law, and we agreed,” he said. “The Americans told us that they wanted to expand the framework of peace, and that is our...
    by Dov Waxman, University of California, Los Angeles The heralded recent agreement to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates may not be the grand achievement it was made out to be. The White House-brokered deal, which was announced with much fanfare on Aug. 13, is undoubtedly a diplomatic win for U.S. President Donald Trump and for Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who declared its signing a “historic day.” But the United Arab Emirates and Israel have never been at war, so the new agreement between them is not really a peace treaty, as some White House officials and press accounts suggested. It is an agreement to begin officially upgrading relations that have been quietly improving for some time, a process that will probably unfold slowly and tentatively. Nor is it a deal that helps resolve the long-running conflict between Israel and the Palestinians – the subject of...
    (Bloomberg Opinion) — The dramatic and welcome decision by the United Arab Emirates to normalize relations with Israel is indisputably a win for both countries and for the Trump administration, which helped broker the deal. There’s an even bigger victory to be had, though, if all sides seize this opportunity to promote real peace in the region. The three parties involved will be tempted to bask in this moment. Though Israel’s informal ties with the UAE have been strong for years and the deal merely brings them into the open, it’s nevertheless a breakthrough: proof, especially if others such as Bahrain and Oman follow the UAE’s lead, that Israel can establish relations with Arab countries before a final settlement with the Palestinians. Beleaguered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will gratefully accept the reprieve from his political difficulties. So will U.S. President Donald Trump, who is eager to showcase some evidence...
    The mainstream media reacted in a short-sighted way to President Trump's Israel-United Arab Emirates peace deal that could change the world over the next century, a Muslim scholar said Saturday. Dr. Qanta Ahmed also criticized presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on "Fox & Friends Weekend" for taking partial credit for the diplomatic breakthrough. The peace deal will "end the game for the Islamist mothership, the Muslim Brotherhood" and put Iran on the defensive, according to Ahmed. MSNBC, CNN MOSTLY IGNORE TRUMP'S MAJOR ISRAEL-UAE PEACE DEAL DURING PRIME TIME "It's just very difficult to explain the scale of this. This is epic and historic," she told host Pete Hegseth. "Our media, Pete, is looking only in the very narrow view. Our president is looking beyond even his second presidency. This will change the world for the next century." VideoAfter Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed released a...
    (CNN)This is not THE Middle East peace deal that has beguiled a generation of American presidents, the one President Donald Trump commissioned his son-in-law and special advisor Jared Kushner to conclude.At its most optimistic read, the agreement announced Thursday by Trump between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to normalize relations between their two states is a poor man's facsimile for the, as yet, unachieved grand bargain between Israelis and Palestinians to quell their decades of conflict.Yes, it is historic, but it is only an illusion of the peace President Trump vowed he'd deliver.Back in January this year Trump announced the contours of what he called his Vision for Peace -- officially known as Peace for Prosperity. Palestinians boycotted it denouncing it as money for land, in their view giving up territory in return for promises of improved business prospects, while Israel threatened to take the land regardless. Read the...
    Turkey is considering suspending ties with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after the country reached a historic peace deal with Israel on Thursday. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that Turkey may cut diplomatic ties with the UAE and withdraw its ambassador over its plans to work with Israel, Reuters reported. “Neither history nor the collective conscience of the region will ever forget and forgive the hypocritical behavior of the UAE, which is trying to depict the deal as a sacrifice for Palestine, when in reality it is a betrayal to the Palestinian cause for its own narrow interests,” the Turkish Ministry said in a statement on Friday. according to Aljazeera. The statement also accused the UAE of “pursuing secret ambitions over a US plan that is stillborn, null and void, and ignores the willpower of Palestine.” Turkey said the deal is a slap in the face to the Palestinian...
    Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached an historic agreement on Thursday to establish full diplomatic relations, the White House announced after trilateral talks between the three countries. President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter: “HUGE breakthrough today. Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!” HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2020 Netanyahu described it as a “historic moment of breakthrough for peace.” “A new era has opened in Israel’s relations with the Arab world,” he said. The deal marks the third Arab country to hold diplomatic ties with the Jewish state after Egypt and Jordan. Most of the Arab world does not recognize the existence of Israel. UAE leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan posted on Twitter: “The UAE and Israel also agreed to...
    Geraldine Ferraro was basking in her ground-breaking political promotion in 1984, venturing out on her first campaign trip since then-Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale announced her as his running mate. She was in Mississippi, meeting with farmers and discussing what the state produced – catfish, crayfish, grapes, blueberries. Ferraro said she grew blueberries, too. "Can you bake a blueberry muffin?" Jim Buck Ross, then the state's agriculture commissioner, asked the then-48-year-old Ferraro, whom he had called "young lady." Ferraro said she could, then countered, "Can you?" Ross offered an answer that would presage the sort of gender bias she would continue to experience in the campaign. "Down here in Mississippi, the men don't cook," Ross said, before going on to brag about how Mississippi had produced three Miss Americas. It's been 36 years since Ferraro, then a congresswoman from New York, forced Americans to consider the possibility of having a...
    On Thursday, following the announcement of the historic peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made the astonishing claim that the Obama administration was partially responsible for preparing the way for the deal. Biden said that “the coming together of Israel and Arab states builds on the efforts of multiple administrations to foster a broader Arab-Israeli opening, including the efforts of the Obama-Biden administration to build on the Arab Peace Initiative,” adding, “I personally spent time with leaders of both Israel and the UAE during our administration building the case for cooperation and broader engagement and the benefits it could deliver to both nations, and I am gratified by today’s announcement. It is a timely reminder that enmities and differences — even long standing ones — are not set in stone, and of the role American diplomacy can play,” as Fox News...
    Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a U.S.-brokered deal, President Donald Trump announced Thursday. Trump is calling the agreement the "Abraham Accord" after the father of three monotheistic religions founded in the Middle East — Christianity, Islam and Judaism. It is only the third peace deal Israel has made with an Arab nation since Israel became an independent state in 1948.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces full diplomatic ties will be established with the United Arab Emirates, during a news conference in Jerusalem, Aug. 13, 2020.Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed Al Nahyan said they hope the "historic breakthrough will advance peace in the Middle East." "Now that the ice has been broken, I expect more Arab and Muslim countries will follow the United Arab Emirates' lead," Trump said, during an...
    World leaders are reacting to the historic deal reached Thursday between Israel and the United Arab Emirates that will lead to a "full normalization" of diplomatic ties between the two Middle Eastern countries, with one calling it a "historic day." Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reposted a tweet from President Trump announcing the deal. Netanyahu added in Hebrew it was "a historic day," while U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the agreement "holds similar potential and the promise for a better day for the entire region." He added, "The United States congratulates Israel and the Emirates for this remarkable achievement, which is a significant step forward for peace in the Middle East. Blessed are the peacemakers. Mabruk and Mazal Tov." Yousef Al Otaiba, the UAE's ambassador to the U.S., said in a statement that it was "a win for diplomacy and for the region." "It is a significant advance in Arab-Israeli...
    President Donald Trump announced Thursday a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates that establishes diplomatic relations between the two countries and suspends Israel's plans to annex Palestinian territories in the West Bank, Axios reported. The deal makes the UAE only the third Arab nation to establish diplomatic ties with Israel, following Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994. President Trump mediated the deal along with senior adviser Jared Kushner, special Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz, and David Friedman, the U.S. ambassador to Israel.Joint Statement of the United States, the State of Israel, and the United Arab Emirates https://t.co/oVyjLxf0jd — Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1597330210.0"This historic diplomatic breakthrough will advance peace in the Middle East region and is a testament to the bold diplomacy and vision of the three leaders and the courage of the United Arab Emirates and Israel to chart a new path that...
    Picture copyright Reuters/Getty Images Graphic caption Benjamin Netanyahu and Prince Mohammed Al Nahyan brokered the agreement with US enable Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to normalise relations, US President Donald Trump has declared. A joint statement by Mr Trump, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed Al Nahyan said they hoped the “historic breakthrough will advance peace in the Middle East”. As a final result, they included, Israel would suspend its plans to annex huge parts of the occupied West Lender. Until now Israel has experienced no diplomatic relations with Gulf Arab international locations Having said that, shared considerations above Iran’s regional influence have led to unofficial contacts concerning them. In response to President Trump’s announcement, Mr Netanyahu tweeted in Hebrew: “Historic day.” The UAE’s ambassador to the US, Yousef Al Otaiba, claimed in a statement that it...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY STEVE HOLLAND Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached a historic peace deal on Thursday that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations in an agreement that U.S. President Donald Trump helped broker. Under the agreement, Israel has agreed to suspend applying sovereignty to areas of the West Bank that it has been discussing annexing, senior White House officials told Reuters. The peace deal was the product of lengthy discussions between Israel, the UAE and the United States that accelerated recently, White House officials said. The agreement was sealed in a phone call on Thursday between Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi. “HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT...
    Leaders in Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to normalize relations between the two countries and pledged to take a number of steps to strengthen diplomatic relations, including exchanging embassies and ambassadors. The historic treaty is a result of negotiations brokered by President Donald Trump. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, concluded the peace negotiations in a phone call with the U.S. president on Thursday. “HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!” Trump tweeted. During a press briefing after the agreement was announced, Trump said that the U.S. is in talks with other Middle Eastern nations to join the Israeli-UAE agreement. HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2020 ...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump announced Thursday that Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reached a "historic" peace agreement.As part of the deal, Israel will "suspend" plans to annex parts of the West Bank, according to a joint Israel-UAE-US statement that ​Trump tweeted Thursday morning.Trump told reporters in the Oval office that he had a call with the leaders from both countries who had agreed to exchange embassies and ambassadors and "begin cooperation across the board." He said he expected other countries to follow the UAE's lead on normalizing relations going forward. "We are already discussing this with other nations," Trump said. "So you will probably see other of these." Trump tweeted out a lengthy joint statement between the US, UAE and Israel, calling the agreement to "full normalization of relations" between Israel and the UAE a "historic diplomatic breakthrough."Read MoreThe statement said that the normalization of relations "will bring together...
    Bradley Cortright August 13, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump says Israel and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) have reached a new peace agreement that could have a significant impact in the Middle East.  In a tweet on Thursday morning, Trump revealed shared the news of the agreement, which was brokered with the help of the United States. “HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!” he said in a tweet. HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2020 The president also shared a joint statement from Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. The statement read: This historic diplomatic breakthrough will advance peace in the Middle East...
    President Trump on Thursday announced what he called a “Historic Peace Agreement” between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, saying they agreed to “full normalization of relations.” “HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!” Trump tweeted Thursday morning. The president, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed released a joint statement Thursday, after the three spoke “and agreed to the full normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.” The statement said that the “diplomatic breakthrough” was at “the request of President Trump,” and that Israel will “suspend declaring sovereignty over areas outlined in the President’s Vision for Peace and focus its efforts now on expanding ties with other countries in the Arab and Muslim world.” Israel and the UAE also said...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state. The announcement makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state to do so and only the third Arab nation to have active diplomatic ties to Israel. 1Trump has hailed the ‘historic peace agreement’ between UAE and IsraelCredit: EPA Trump tweeted a statement from the countries, acknowledging the deal. He then told reporters in the Oval Office that it was “a truly historic moment.” “Now that the ice has been broken I expect more Arab and Muslim countries will follow the United Arab Emirates,” he said. The recognition grants a rare diplomatic win to Trump ahead of the November election as his efforts to see an end to the war in...
    President Trump announced a historic peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, “agreed to the full normalization of relations” during a phone call on Thursday, read a joint statement tweeted by the president on Thursday. “Delegations from Israel the United Arab Emirates will meet in the coming weeks to sign bilateral agreements regarding investment, tourism, direct flights, security, telecommunications, technology, energy, healthcare, culture, the environment, the establishment of reciprocal embassies, and other areas of mutual benefit,” the statement said. “Opening direct ties between two of the Middle East’s most dynamic societies and advanced economies will transform the region by spurring economic growth, enhancing technological innovation, and forging closer people-to-people relations.” This is a breaking post and will be updated. News Israel UAE Donald Trump White House
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    Jim Watson/Getty Images President Donald Trump is within striking distance of winning deep-blue Minnesota in the 2020 election, according to a new survey by Emerson Polling. The survey found 50 percent of likely Minnesota voters planned to vote for former Vice President Joe Biden, compared to 47 percent who plan to vote for Trump. The numbers are similar to the outcome in 2016, when Hillary Clinton took 46.44 percent of the vote next to 44.92 percent for Trump. They are also part of a trend that has seen the state become more Republican under Trump. Former President Barack Obama won the state by 52 percent in 2012 — nearly 8 points more than Republican Mitt Romney — and 54 percent in 2008, besting the late Sen. John McCain by a whopping 10 points. Minnesota last voted for a Republican president in 1972, giving it the longest blue streak of any state in the...
    Donald Trump supporters have mocked Joe Biden for using a script when he rang Kamala Harris to ask her to be his vice presidential nominee. In an image posted on Biden's Instagram, the 77-year-old is seen with his laptop open, speaking to Harris, 55, via video link. He is holding his iPhone up to the laptop with the speaker, at the bottom of the phone, directed towards the laptop - suggesting that a third person was on their call. It was unclear who that person was. Joe Biden posted a photo to Instagram showing him calling Kamala Harris to inform her of his selection Eagle-eyed observers noted that Biden had a script prepared for the conversation Beneath the iPhone was a typed up script, with the words 'chose you' and 'three reasons' spelled out.  'I think you are entitled to know why...,' Biden's script read.  RELATED ARTICLES ...
    President Donald Trump on Monday signed a "historic" executive order Monday that will keep foreign workers from taking federal contract jobs that should go to Americans, White House Special Assistant on Policy Theodore Wold told Newsmax TV. The action came after the president fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority as punishment for hiring H-1B foreign workers to do jobs Americans are talented enough to perform. "The president signed this executive order to limit the ability of the federal government to hire foreign labor, but he also fired the board of directors and one other member, with a clear message: Rescind this action and undo these decisions, or I will take more actions against the board," Wold told Tuesdays "Greg Kelly Reports." "[Monday] was a historic moment . . . to see a sitting United States president openly and explicitly take the side of Americas hard-working men and women. "Also,...
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    Americans’ negative views toward China have reached a “new historic high” amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report published by the Pew Research Centre on Thursday. “Around three-quarters (73 per cent) of Americans have an unfavourable view of China today – the most negative reading in the 15 years that Pew Research Centre has been measuring these views,” wrote the authors of the report, Laura Silver, Kat Devlin and Christine Huang. “The percentage who say they have a very unfavourable view of China is also at a record high of 42 per cent, having nearly doubled since the spring of 2019, when 23 per cent said the same.” Amid repeated accusations of espionage, consulate closures in Houston and Chengdu, and continued finger pointing in Washington and Beijing over which country deserves more blame for Covid-19, Pew’s survey is the latest piece of evidence in an impossible-to-miss trend: distrust of...
    Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about his plans to combat racial inequality at a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, July 28, 2020.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Joe Biden came out swinging against President Donald Trump's record on the economy on Thursday, hours after new data showed the U.S. suffered its worst quarterly downturn in history in the midst of the spreading coronavirus pandemic. "The depth of economic devastation our nation is experiencing is not an act of God, it's a failure of presidential leadership," the presumptive Democratic nominee for president said in a statement released by his campaign. "Had President Trump taken immediate and decisive action, tens of thousands of lives and millions of jobs would never have been lost." Data released by the Department of Commerce earlier in the day showed that U.S. gross domestic product plunged 32.9% between April and June on an annualized...
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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday congratulated Andrzej Duda on his "historic" re-election as president of Poland. "Congratulations to my friend President @AndrzejDuda of Poland on his historic re-election! Looking forward to continuing our important work together across many issues, including defense, trade, energy, and telecommunications security!" Trump wrote in a Twitter post. Duda won five more years in power on a socially conservative, religious platform in a closely fought election. (Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Sandra Maler) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    On Saturday, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) sent out a tweet condemning President Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence. “Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president,” Romney wrote. Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president. — Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 11, 2020 In November 2019, Stone was “found guilty of obstruction of a congressional investigation, five counts of making false statements to Congress, and tampering with a witness,” according to a statement from the Department of Justice. In February, reports CNBC, Stone was sentenced to “40 months in prison … two years of supervised release,” and “250 hours of community service.” He was also reportedly given a hefty fine. However, the White House released a statement on Friday announcing...
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) on Saturday slammed President Donald Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of his longtime friend and political adviser Roger Stone as “an act of staggering corruption.” “President Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of top campaign adviser Roger Stone, who could directly implicate him in criminal misconduct, is an act of staggering corruption,” Pelosi said in a statement. Pelosi said that Congress will take action to “prevent this type of brazen wrongdoing” and that legislation is needed to “ensure that no president can pardon or commute the sentence of an individual who is engaged in a cover-up campaign to shield that president from criminal prosecution.” The president has broad constitutional power to pardon and grant clemency, and Friday night the White House announced that Trump commuted Stone’s sentence days before he was set to report to a federal prison in...
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has decried President Donald Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of longtime Republican operative Roger Stone, describing the act as “historic corruption.” “Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president,” Romney, a staunch critic of President Trump, wrote on Twitter Saturday morning: Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president. — Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 11, 2020 On Friday, President Trump called Stone to notify him of his commuted 40-month sentence that was scheduled to begin Tuesday, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told Breitbart News. Shortly after Breitbart News’s report, the White House confirmed the commutation had occurred. “Roger Stone is a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies...
    Mitt Romney blasted President Donald Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence on Saturday, posting on Twitter it was an example of “historic corruption.” Romney added the act was an obvious sign of Trump protecting someone who had been convicted by a jury of lying to shield the very president who just allowed Stone to stay out of prison. Lauren Egan of NBC News reported that Romney was the first prominent Republican to publicly criticize Trump after the president effectively erased Stone’s upcoming 40-month prison sentence. The former Trump campaign aid was sentenced to prison after being convicted of making false statements to Congress and witness tampering and intimidation. Trump defended his position on Saturday, saying the conviction of Stone was the result of an illegal witch hunt, according to Benjamin Fearnow of Newsweek. Egan pointed out Romney is not only the first but so far the only Republican lawmaker...
    Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney called President Donald Trump’s decision to commute Roger Stone’s federal prison sentence “historic corruption” in a Saturday morning tweet. “Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president,” Romney tweeted. Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president. — Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 11, 2020 Trump on Friday decided to commute Stone’s 40-month prison sentence. The former Republican operative and Trump confidante was convicted last year of obstruction, lying to Congress, and witness tampering related to former special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential Russian interference in the 2016 election. The president called the sentence an “abomination of justice” in February. Last week, he argued that Stone was “a victim of a corrupt and illegal...
    Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley rejected the characterization of criticism from Sen. Mitt Romney and CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin regarding the commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence by President Trump. “Jeff Toobin just said that the Stone commutation is ‘the most corrupt and cronyistic act in all of recent history.‘ He might want to review the rogue's gallery of past presidential pardons,” the George Washington University professor posted on Twitter in response to Toobin’s reaction to the Friday night commutation of Stone’s prison sentence. Jeff Toobin just said that the Stone commutation is "the most corrupt and cronyistic act in all of recent history. " He might want to review the rogue's gallery of past presidential pardons... https://t.co/aCBrRVFqm2— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) July 11, 2020 Turley, who was a witness called by the Republicans during the House impeachment investigation into Trump, added that he does not agree with the move to commute...
    Sen. Mitt Romney trashed President Donald Trump early Saturday for commuting Roger Stone's prison sentence. According to the Utah Republican, the president engaged in "unprecedented, historic corruption" by helping out his longtime friend and political adviser. "Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president," Romney said. Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of… https://t.co/lQQ9HcSVj9 — Mitt Romney (@Mitt Romney)1594472762.0 Romney is the first Republican senator to speak out against Trump's decision. The controversial move came just days before Stone was due to report to prison. Stone was convicted of seven criminal charges last year, which included lying to Congress, obstructing a congressional investigation, and witness tampering. Earlier this year, a judge sentenced Stone to serve more than three years in federal prison. However, Trump...
    Zach Gibson, Getty Utah Republican and former party presidential nominee Sen. Mitt Romney on Saturday blasted President Donald Trump‘s commutation of the prison sentence of political operative and former Trump adviser Roger Stone. Roger Stone was convicted of witness tampering, lying to Congress, and obstruction, and was sentenced in February of this year. President Trump commuted the sentence on Friday, with the White House, in a statement issued by Kayleigh McEnany, saying Stone was “a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years.” Several news outlets pointed out a dozen or so false or misleading statements in McEnany’s release. On Saturday, frequent Trump-foil Romney tweeted from his personal account that the move was corrupt, at unprecedented and historic levels. Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very...
    Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, on Saturday joined Democrats in criticizing President Trump’s decision to commute Roger Stone’s prison sentence, decrying it as an act of “historic corruption” -- just as Trump said Stone was the victim of an “illegal witch hunt.” “Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president,” Romney tweeted. TRUMP COMMUTES ROGER STONE'S SENTENCE, DAYS BEFORE PRISON TERM SET TO BEGIN The White House announced late Friday that Trump had signed an Executive Grant of Clemency for the political operative, who was sentenced to more than three years in prison after being convicted last year on seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress in relation to FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Stone, who has appealed the conviction and denies wrongdoing, was due to report to prison on...
    Sen. Mitt Romney tore into President Trump’s decision to commute his ally Roger Stone’s prison sentence. “Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president,” the Utah Republican tweeted Saturday morning. Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 11, 2020 It was the strongest statement of disapproval yet from a high-profile Republican after the White House announced on Friday that the president was commuting Stone’s entire three-year prison sentence, which does leave intact his criminal record. Stone, 67, was set to report to prison on Tuesday. An emergency appeal to extend his July 14 surrender date because of the pandemic was rejected by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C....
    GOP Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyDemocrats hope for tidal moment in Georgia with two Senate seats in play Sixth GOP senator unlikely to attend Republican convention Koch-backed group urges Senate to oppose 'bailouts' of states in new ads MORE (Utah) on Saturday sharply condemned President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' Trump confirms 2018 US cyberattack on Russian troll farm Trump tweets his support for Goya Foods amid boycott MORE's commutation for longtime ally and political confidant Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneDemocrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence Appeals court denies Stone's motion to delay prison sentence MORE, labeling it "historic corruption." "Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president," Romney tweeted Saturday morning. Unprecedented,...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump's numbers on coronavirus are getting worse. The latest ABC News/Ipsos poll out Friday shows that just 33% approve of his handling of the pandemic, while 67% disapprove. Of the about 350 polls on the subject, this is the highest percentage of Americans who disapprove of Trump's handling of the coronavirus outbreak. If you were to look at the average of polls, it's pretty clear that as coronavirus cases surge in the US, the public is becoming more and more disenchanted with how Trump and his administration are handling the issue. Visit CNN's Election Center for full coverage of the 2020 raceIn the average, Trump's disapproval rating stands at 57%. That's the highest it's been this entire pandemic. Keep in mind that this average takes into account polls from last month, when the situation in America wasn't as bad as it is today. Other polls could begin...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday that he is banning all large gatherings in the city in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus, but gave exception to Black Lives Matters protests insisting the ‘historic’ demonstrations must be respected. Speaking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Thursday night, de Blasio said the demonstrators’ calls for social justice and racial equality were too important to silence, considering more than a month of protests had not caused a spike in COVID-19 cases. While protests will be permitted to take place without pushback, de Blasio said that all other large events would be cancelled in the city through September. ‘This is a historic moment of change. We have to respect that but also say to people the kinds of gatherings we’re used to, the parades, the fairs — we just can’t have that while we’re focusing on health right now,’ de...
    Of the nine female Republicans who hold seats in the U.S. Senate, four could be looking for new jobs after November’s election as their allegiance to Donald Trump has dragged down their approval ratings and imperiled their re-election prospects. According to Politico, the Republican contingent in the Senate is in danger of becoming overwhelmingly male and white with female candidates up for election this year struggling to hold onto their seats due to a president who is not considered strong on women’s issues. With Politico’s Marianne Levine and James Arkin writing, “Both Republicans and Democrats note that the women GOP senators in competitive races are not endangered because of their gender, but because of the states they represent and the broader electoral environment facing the party,” Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) who is also facing re-election for a fairly safe seat admitted, “It’s always been … a traditional weak spot for us.”...
    Ninety-one percent of Republicans surveyed in a new Gallup poll say they approve of how President Trump’s handling his job. That support plunges to just 2 percent among Democrats questioned in the same survey. Gallup reports that the 89-point difference between Republicans' and Democrats' ratings of Trump is the largest partisan gap they’ve ever measured for a presidential approval rating. THE LATEST 2020 POLLING FROM FOX NEWS In late January and early February, around the time of the Senate impeachment trial and ultimate acquittal, Trump had registered 87-point gaps in a Gallup poll. The president stands at 33 percent approval among independent voters in the new survey. The latest results come from a Gallup poll conducted June 8-June 30. The president’s overall approval rating stands at 38 percent, basically unchanged from Trump’s 39 percent approval in Gallup’s previous survey, conducted May 28-June 4. The president stood at 49 percent approval...
    A statue of the 19th Century US black activist Frederick Douglass has been toppled in New York state. It appears to have been vandalised on 5 July - the anniversary of a famous speech the former slave gave in 1852. In it he said Independence Day celebrations were a sham in a nation that still enslaved its black citizens. His statue, in the city of Rochester, could have been targeted in retaliation for attacks on monuments linked to slavery, activists said. The leader of the group that erected the statue, Carvi Eison, said a new statue of Douglass would take its place. No-one has so far claimed responsibility for the attack on the statue. Skip Twitter post by @AP A statue of Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester, New York, on the anniversary of his famous speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth...
    President Trump concluded his Friday evening Mount Rushmore speech by asserting he has signed an government order making a “Nationwide Backyard of American Heroes.” The president described the backyard as a “huge outside park that may function the statues of the best Individuals who ever lived.” An interagency job drive will search for potential websites, and the Division of the Inside will present funding for the backyard, which ought to be open earlier than July 4, 2026 — the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The chief order reads: “The Nationwide Backyard ought to be composed of statues, together with statues of John Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Daniel Boone, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Henry Clay, Davy Crockett, Frederick Douglass, Amelia Earhart, Benjamin Franklin, Billy Graham, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Douglas MacArthur, Dolley Madison, James Madison, Christa McAuliffe, Audie Murphy, George S....
    Where you or would see misery, the super-rich see opportunity. (That includes the billionaire president.) Indeed, amid a pandemic with a six-figure death toll, America’s wealthiest capitalists are consolidating their unprecedented gains realized thanks to the spread of a deadly virus their chief protector Donald J. Trump is working overtime to spread. The coronavirus news cycle was a perfect cover to mask what has really been happening. Thus, as Trump’s so-called policies kill tens of thousands of Americans, he’s making the richest even richer. Even as the death toll mounts, including any number of essential workers, the downdraft of Trump’s Depression is kicking in. Remember all the hot air about premium pay for the essential workforce? According to the latest monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics, hourly earnings for private nonfarm payroll shrank by 35 cents and hour, while nonsupervisory workers lost 23 cents an hour. Based on the President’s actions, it...
    Bob Hennelly July 3, 2020 12:00PM (UTC) Where you or would see misery, the super-rich see opportunity. (That includes the billionaire president.) Indeed, amid a pandemic with a six-figure death toll, America's wealthiest capitalists are consolidating their unprecedented gains realized thanks to the spread of a deadly virus their chief protector Donald J. Trump is working overtime to spread. The coronavirus news cycle was a perfect cover to mask what has really been happening. : Thus, as Trump's so-called policies kill tens of thousands of Americans, he's making the richest even richer. Even as the death toll mounts, including any number of essential workers, the downdraft of Trump's Depression is kicking in. Remember all the hot air about premium pay for the essential workforce? According to the latest monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics, hourly earnings for private nonfarm payroll shrank by 35 cents and hour, while nonsupervisory workers lost 23...
    Our teenage boy-in-chief has planned two consecutive days of Fourth of July celebrations, assuring our country what we need most as Americans faced with a resurgence of COVID-19 cases and national unrest is more fireworks. The president vowed that the aptly named “President Trump’s 2020 Salute to America” will be “the largest in recent memory,” bringing this country together, literally, through high-school-like pep rallies risking further infection. Because he couldn’t wait, the man-child’s July 4 weekend kicks off today, Friday July 3, at the tranquil, sacred Native American grounds of the Black Hills with a pyrotechnics display in front of the 60-foot granite faces of presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. The president’s explosions will end the park’s 10-year ban on environmentally dangerous fireworks. After speaking to a mask-optional crowd of 7,500 in South Dakota, he will return to Washington, D.C., where he promises a “one-of-a-kind...
    President Trump touted a Supreme Court Tuesday ruling which struck down a state ban on taxpayer funding for religious schools, calling it a “historic win” for school choice. “Today’s SCOTUS ruling is a historic win for families who want SCHOOL CHOICE NOW!” Trump tweeted. “#SchoolChoice is a civil rights issue, and no parent should have to send their child to a failing school. I will continue to fight for School Choice and will always defend Religious Freedom!” Earlier this month, Trump called school choice the civil rights issue "of all-time in this country.” Speaking to reporters while announcing an executive order on law enforcement reform, Trump said: “We’re fighting for school choice, which really is the civil rights [issue] of all-time in this country. Frankly, school choice is the civil rights statement of the year, of the decade and probably beyond. Because all children have to have access to quality...
    Forget the polls. And social media. And the pundits on TV and radio. The best gauge for judging Donald Trump’s success or failure as president – and his electoral chances in November – requires a much broader lens than Morning Joe or the New York Times. The truth is, voters will never judge Trump as harshly as the media does because their standards are more existential – they always are. The same is true of historians, at least those outside the left-wing academy. They, like voters, will have to recognize that Trump has been engaged in a one-man balancing act unprecedented in American history, and all without a net. DOUG SCHOEN: DEMOCRATIC DIVIDE BETWEEN PROGRESSIVES AND MODERATES IS GOOD NEWS FOR TRUMP It’s hardly been a perfect performance and definitely not pretty to watch. But in fact, Trump has been doing the jobs that FDR, Ronald Reagan and Harry Truman each had to do, all at once.  \More...
    The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board in a Thursday night op-ed slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump administration calls for Supreme Court to strike down ObamaCare Trump says there will be 'retribution' for those who deface monuments White House task force tracking coronavirus spikes even as Trump says virus is 'going away': report MORE for not articulating a clear vision for a second term, with the 130-year-old publication warning the incumbent of defeat in November and taking the Republican majority in the Senate with him. "President Trump may soon need a new nickname for 'Sleepy Joe' Biden. How does President-elect sound?" the board wrote. "On present trend that’s exactly what Mr. Biden will be on Nov. 4, as Mr. Trump heads for what could be an historic repudiation that would take the Republican Senate down with him. "Mr. Trump refuses to acknowledge what every poll now says is true: His approval rating has...
    Andrea Germanos June 26, 2020 7:00AM (UTC) This article originally appeared at Common Dreams. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Feel free to republish and share widely. The White House on Wednesday formally declared its opposition to proposed legislation to make Washington D.C. the 51st state. "This bill is unconstitutional because the retrocession of portions of the District of Columbia into a separate state would violate the 23rd Amendment," the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said in a statement. "This amendment, ratified in 1961, contemplates a District of the proportions then in effect as a basis for the allocation of presidential electors," the statement says, adding, "If H.R. 51 were presented to the president, his advisors would recommend that he veto the bill." : OMB's statement follows President Donald Trump's revealing comments last month on the prospects of D.C. statehood. "D.C. will never be...
    Sen. Tom Cotton said on Wednesday that there have to be legal consequences for "mob violence" against historic statues in the United States. “There couldn’t be a more clear cut, open and shut violation of the law, called the Veterans Memorial Preservation Act. That law makes it a federal crime, punishable by up to 10 years, to deface or tear down or attempt to tear down a statue commemorating someone's military service on federal property,” the Republican Arkansas lawmaker told “Fox & Friends.” FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON TO ULYSSES S. GRANT: STATUES, MONUMENTS VANDALIZED EXTEND BEYOND CONFEDERATES AMID BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS President Trump used much of his speech in Arizona Tuesday evening to deride his liberal opponents and criticize their rhetoric amid weeks of protests against police brutality and racial injustice. Speaking at a “Students for Trump” event inside a church in Phoenix, Trump railed against the “oppressive left-wing ideology” and criticized...
    President Trump blasted “weak” states for allowing the removal of statues and monuments and other images honoring Confederate soldiers, slave owners and other controversial historical figures, which have been torn down in states including Virginia and California – either officially or by the protesters themselves. The calls for the removal of the statues and monuments come during a public reckoning over the country's past treatment of African American and other minorities. Trump made the comment speaking with “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade in Washington, D.C. on Monday as part of a special on the history of the White House that will air on Sunday. A clip of that interview aired on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday. Before the clip aired, Kilmeade noted that more than 100 monuments and plaques have been taken down since May 25. “Everything from George Washington … [to] Teddy Roosevelt,” he said. During the interview with Trump,...
    Alex Henderson June 21, 2020 3:51PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. The possibility of President Donald Trump losing to Vice President Joe Biden in November isn't the only thing that Republican strategists are worried about: they also fear that Democrats will achieve a majority in the U.S. Senate and increase the majority they presently hold in the U.S. House of Representatives. And in a new piece for Vice, Journalist Cameron Joseph reveals the worries of Republican insiders who fear that November could be another Democratic wave election. : "President Trump's poll numbers have never been worse, and Republicans are starting to panic that he could be headed to a historic wipeout that could drag the rest of the party down with him," Joseph explains. "Trump has trailed former Vice President Joe Biden by almost 10 points in recent national polling. And Republicans privately admit things look just as bad...