Tag Archives: US politics

‘Disgusting news’: Donald Trump whips up crowd anger as he vilifies media

President was campaigning for Senate candidate but continued his increasingly alarming verbal vendetta Donald Trump ramped up his attack on the media on Thursday night, criticizing the press as “fake, fake, disgusting news” and describing journalists in attendance as “horrible, horrendous people”, despite UN experts warning earlier in the day that his actions were putting journalists at risk. Nominally appearing …

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Trump now claims he was ‘very strong’ with Putin on election meddling

After clashing statements on who was responsible, president claims he told Russian leader: We cant have this Donald Trump now says he holds the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, personally responsible for his country’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, further walking back a statement on Monday that drew bipartisan condemnation. In an interview broadcast on Wednesday evening, the US president …

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Kansas primary: a test for red state Democrats in the Trump era

The candidates are largely ideologically aligned and differ only slightly on policy, but represent the partys competing impulses Sharice Davids, an amateur mixed martial arts fighter running for Congress in Kansas, arrived at the 403 Club, a pinball bar in downtown Kansas City, for a campaign fundraiser. She was ready to take on the evening’s champion, but she never got …

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John McCain obituary

Patriotic senator and Republican presidential candidate admired for his bravery as a prisoner in Hanoi, and for his readiness to speak truth to power Senator John McCain of Arizona, who has died aged 81 after suffering from brain cancer, was for many Americans an authentic national hero. The son and grandson of admirals, he was a pilot who, shot down …

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Summit critics have Trump derangement syndrome – says Trump

US president hits out at comments about his relationship with Putin Donald Trump has accused critics of “Trump derangement syndrome” as the fallout from his summit with Vladimir Putin showed no sign of abating. The US president might be regretting his partial climbdown on his drawing a moral equivalence between the Kremlin and American intelligence and law enforcement agencies, which …

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The Resistance Now: thousands to march on Saturday – and then to the polls

Activists plan to continue demonstrations against Trump into the midterms, while in Vegas activists are meeting to shape their political strategy in 2018 The Resistance Now: thousands to march on Saturday – and then to the polls Activism The Resistance Now The Resistance Now: thousands to march on Saturday – and then to the polls Activists plan to continue demonstrations against Trump …

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It’s painfully clear: today’s Congress wouldn’t have impeached Richard Nixon | Richard Wolffe

The Republican-dominated Congress clearly thinks its no longer an impeachable offense to abuse power There was a point during the Senate’s alternate grilling and chilling with Attorney General Bill Barr when you could hear the ghost of Richard Nixon crying. Nixon took one final helicopter flight from the White House a generation too soon. He shuffled off this mortal coil …

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The ‘Ali summit’: a turning point in sports’ fight against injustice

In 1967, athletes put their weight behind Muhammad Ali after he refused to be drafted. Fifty years later, NFL players are again taking a political stand In 1962, as a cornerback for the American Football League’s Boston Patriots, Walter Beach rallied his fellow black players – there were about five – for a discussion. The topic was what to do …

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Arizona Democrat aims to unseat McCain: ‘Nobody in DC thinks I’ll win’

Victory for Ann Kirkpatrick, a gun-owning congresswoman and pro-choice Catholic, would be a stunning upset over John McCain, a Senator since 1987 The sun burned over the red rock spires of the Navajo Nation, where thousands of people gathered along a miles-long stretch of road for the tribes annual parade on Saturday. Tucked away in the north-easternmost corner of Arizona, …

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Trump loses cool while Clinton stays mollify during first presidential debate

Clinton repeatedly gives Trump on defensive, accusing it of inflicting a prejudiced lie with birther push and stiffing millions of blue-collar workers Donald Trumps freewheeling approaching revolved wildly out of control in the first presidential debate as he was forced on the defensive during a chaotic clash with Hillary Clinton. Goaded by Clinton and pressed hard by moderator Lester Holt, …

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