Trump blames the Democrats for family separation policy

President Trump has blamed the Democrats for the family separation scandal which has seen illegal immigrant children separated from their parents at detention centres. Pictures and covert recordings have emerged of the children being kept in cages and crying for their parents.  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/19/trump-blames-democrats-family-separation-policy/

‘I guess I’m just an old-fashioned person’: a potted history of Bill Clinton’s disastrous book tour

President-turned-thriller-writer Bill Clinton has put his foot firmly in his mouth as he seeks to promote his novel, The President is Missing. He has repeatedly misspoke when asked the inevitable questions about his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky which overshadowed his time in the White House.  Even when the conversation moves away from that topic, Clinton…

Donald Trump’s midterm election hopes surge amid foreign policy wins and booming economy

Donald Trump’s hopes of avoiding a Republican wipeout at the mid-term elections have markedly improved on the back of foreign policy wins and a booming economy.  One poll has put the Democrats just three points ahead of the Republicans, down from a 16-point lead in February, with the president’s approval ratings ticking up.  Meanwhile the turnaround…

Democrats sue Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia for interfering in 2016 election

The Democratic Party is suing Russia, Donald Trump’s election campaign and WikiLeaks for conspiring to damage Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the 2016 presidential election. Documents filed in New York federal court show Democrats have opened a fresh front in their campaign against President Donald Trump that could reveal fresh evidence of collusion between his…

Donald Trump says ‘Dreamers’ will not be protected from deportation

President Donald Trump suggested on Sunday that there would be no deal to save hundreds of thousands of «Dreamers» from deportation, as he warned of «caravans» of migrants heading to the US border. «Dreamers» are  illegal immigrants brought to the US as children by their parents. There are approximately 800,000 in the United States, while the name…

US government adds controversial citizenship question to census

Americans will be asked about their citizenship in the US census for the first time since 1950, in a move which opponents fear will damage the process of fair elections. It comes after President Donald Trump claimed, without supplying any evidence, that millions of illegal immigrants fraudulently voted in the 2016 presidential election.  The US constitution…

Anti-gun campaigners declare ‘major breakthrough’ as US Congress opens the door research on gun violence

The US Congress has opened the door for America’s public health institute to carry out research into mass shootings in what anti-gun campaigners declared a «major breakthrough». It came as 500,000 people were set to descend on Washington today (Saturday) for a rally organised by survivors of the country’s worst high school massacre, which took…

Trump floats ‘fake memos’ idea as FBI row intensifies 

US President Donald Trump intensified his attack on the FBI on Sunday calling for notes of conversations with him, written by former director James Comey and his recently fired deputy Andrew McCabe, to be dubbed «fake memos».  He also accused Mr Comey of lying under oath during evidence to a senate committee last year and condemned the…

America’s gun problem: does the answer lie with Wall Street?

In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed a ban on semi-automatic assault-style weapons into law. Eight weeks later the Democrats were out of office and pro-gun lobby group, the National Rifle Association (NRA), claimed it as a scalp. A decade later Congress let the ban lapse. Twitter is littered with the use of “#1994” – a…

US Democrats release counter-memo over Russia probe

Democratic lawmakers released a partially-redacted rebuttal on Saturday of a controversial Republican memo alleging bias and abuse of power in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. The Democrats’ document — which President Donald Trump dubbed a «political and legal BUST» — is the latest salvo in a partisan fight over the Russia investigation, which…

Accusations of Moscow troll campaign to sway US election are ‘blabber’, says Russian foreign minister

Allegations that Moscow ran a hidden multimillion dollar troll campaign using social media to try to to sway the 2016 presidential election are “blabber”, Russia’s foreign minister has said. Sergey Lavrov on Saturday dismissed the extraordinary US indictment released on Friday that accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump…

Angela Merkel insists ‘painful’ coalition talks have not undermined her authority 

Angela Merkel said on Sunday that she intends to serve another full term as German chancellor, and denied that the “painful” concessions she was forced to make to the Social Democrats (SPD) during coalition negotiations have undermined her authority. In an interview with ZDF, Germany’s public broadcaster, Mrs Merkel refuted suggestions that she would soon give up party chairmanship, holding firm…

Donald Trump blocks release of Democratic memo on Russia probe

Citing national security concerns, the White House on Friday formally notified the House intelligence committee that President Donald Trump is «unable» to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats that counters GOP allegations about abuse of government surveillance powers in the FBI’s Russia probe. White House counsel Don McGahn said in a letter to the committee that…

US congress votes to end brief shutdown with $300 billion funding deal

A brief US government shutdown ended on Friday after Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law a wide-ranging deal that is expected to push budget deficits into the $1 trillion-a-year zone. The bill was approved by a wide margin in the Senate and it survived a rebellion of 67 conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives…

Donald Trump accuses Democrats of ‘treason’ for not clapping economic gains during State of the Union

President Donald Trump accused Democrats of treason on Monday, accusing them of “un-American” behaviour for failing to applaud economic gains during his State of the Union address. His extraordinary outburst takes the country’s polarised politics to a new low. He levelled the allegations at his political opponents as he addressed an audience in Ohio during…

Republicans warn of more FBI ‘wrong doing’ as Democrats push to release their own memo

Republican congressmen are reportedly preparing up to five more memos calling out intelligence agency «wrongdoing» after a similar move last week dominated the headlines.   The party’s representatives on the House Intelligence committee are expected to produce new documents criticising the FBI, the Justice department and the State department of politically-motivated abuse of power.  Devin…

Donald Trump sexism: How I tracked every lewd comment 

On August 7, 2015, Fox News presenter Megyn Kelly grilled Donald Trump in the first televised Republican debate — and everything changed. At least it did for me. That night, Trump took a dislike to Kelly’s tough questions over his alleged sexist remarks. So he did what any potential President keen to improve his image…

Donald Trump reveals in State of the Union that he has signed an executive order to keep Guantanamo Bay open

 Donald Trump announced he would be keeping Guantanamo Bay, the US prison in Cuba open during his State of the Union address, hinting he may send new prisoners there. The President announced that just prior to his speech he had signed an executive order on «protecting America through the lawful detention of terrorists”. The executive order revokes former President…

Donald Trump’s main State of the Union announcements — at a glance

Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address adopted a softer tone than many may have expected as he sought to gain Democratic support for his infrastructure and immigration policies.  The US president’s first year in office has been characterised by divisive rhetoric and frequent clashes with Democratic members of Congress.  But on Tuesday night Mr Trump said he…

State of the Union: Five takeaways from Donald Trump’s speech

1) Democrats don’t think much of Trump’s bipartisan pitch If Donald Trump was hoping for a wave of appreciation from his widely-briefed reach across the aisle during the State of the Union, he will be disappointed.  A sign of things to come was there within seconds of the president entering the chamber as dozens of Democrats remained…

Joe Kennedy, JFK’s grand-nephew, delivers Democratic response to Trump State of the Union 

Soaring stock prices under President Donald Trump have boosted investor portfolios and corporate profits but failed to give workers their fair share of the reward, Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III said Tuesday in the Democratic response to Trump’s first State of the Union address. Kennedy called on Americans to reject the extreme partisanship and «chaos» of the Trump era….

State of the Union address: Donald Trump outlines his agenda — live

Donald Trump is expected to adopt a tone of bipartisanship during tonight’s address in a bid to gain Democrats’ support for his infrastructure and immigration policies.  The speech, one of Mr Trump’s most high-profile since taking office, will be themed around “building a safe, strong and proud America”.  White House officials have said the address…

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