Politics

Bannon continues backing Republican candidates

Bannon continues backing Republican candidates

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon continued taking aim at the Republican Party establishment Tuesday – this time in Arizona, where he campaigned for U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward. Ward is challenging incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake, who has been among President Donald Trump’s most vocal critics within the GOP. The primary will be held in August 2018. Bannon’s support ...

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Biden: Trump does not understand governance; he is being compared to Mussolini

Biden: Trump does not understand governance; he is being compared to Mussolini

Joe Biden launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump on Tuesday, claiming that a European leader who contacted him likened the US president to the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. The former Vice-President, who has mostly held back from criticising the current administration, called Mr Trump’s behaviour “bizarre” and said he did “not understand governance”. Addressing a bipartisan event alongside Ohio’s ...

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2 Navy sailors found dead of apparent drug overdoses

2 Navy sailors found dead of apparent drug overdoses

Two US sailors based at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia have died of apparent drug overdoses in the last week, according to a US Navy public affairs officer. Petty Officer First Class Brian Jerrell, a sailor assigned to the Trident Training Facility, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his off base residence on October 12, ...

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Trump urges Clinton to run for next presidential election again

Trump urges Clinton to run for next presidential election again

Donald Trump on Monday suggested he would beat former rival Hillary Clinton in a 2020 rematch, encouraging the Democrat to try her luck against him in the next presidential campaign. “I hope Hillary runs,” he said during a press conference. “Hillary, please run again! Go ahead.” The Republican leader also suggested that Clinton’s words of support to protesting professional athletes – ...

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Controversial Trump drug czar pick withdraws

Controversial Trump drug czar pick withdraws

US President Donald Trump says his drug czar nominee has withdrawn, after he reportedly helped neuter government attempts to tackle the opioid crisis. Pennsylvania congressman Tom Marino pushed a bill that reportedly stripped a federal agency of the ability to freeze suspicious painkiller shipments. Opioid addiction has been described as America’s biggest public health crisis since HIV/Aids spread in the ...

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Comey drafted letter on Clinton regarding her email investigation before completing interviews

Comey drafted letter on Clinton regarding her email investigation before completing interviews

The FBI released documents Monday proving former FBI Director James Comey began drafting a letter regarding Hillary Clinton’s email investigation months before conducting several key interviews, including speaking to Clinton herself. The document release was titled “Drafts of Director Comeys July 5, 2016 Statement Regarding Email Server Investigation Part 01 of 01.” The contents of the email were largely unclear ...

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Polls show Trump is the least popular president ever

Polls show Trump is the least popular president ever

I last checked in on Donald Trump’s approval numbers when they were rising modestly. They’ve now been retreating, at least by FiveThirtyEight’s estimate, for the last three weeks, and he’s now back down to 37.7 percent approval. Some of this movement could just be random fluctuation, and the exact estimates are different from various poll averagers; RealClearPolitics, for example, has him slightly ...

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Donald Trump warns John McCain

Donald Trump warns John McCain

President Donald Trump, hours after Sen. John McCain delivered a speech that repudiated the President, warned the Arizona Republican to “be careful” because at some point he will “fight back.” McCain, while accepting the Liberty Medal in Philadelphia on Monday night, warned the United States against turning toward “half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats ...

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Trump’s latest travel ban order blocked

Trump’s latest travel ban order blocked

US President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose travel restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the US has suffered a court defeat. A federal judge slapped a temporary restraining order on the open-ended ban before it could take effect this week. The policy targets Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea, as well as some Venezuelan officials. ...

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McCain condemns isolationist politics, calls it ‘unpatriotic’

McCain condemns isolationist politics, calls it ‘unpatriotic’

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., delivered speech Monday night that criticized politicians supporting the new movement of “half-baked” solationist politics. McCain, who did not name any one by name, called the movement “unpatriotic” while at the National Constitution Center Liberty Medal ceremony. “To abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership for the ...

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