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German linguists: ‘Alternative facts’ the non-word of 2017

Added: 16.01.2018 7:32 | 0 views | 0 comments

BERLIN (AP) — German linguists have declared the phrase “alternative facts,” popularized by White House aide Kellyanne Conway, the non-word of 2017. Conway used the phrase last year when asked why President Donald Trump’s then-Press Secretary Sean Spicer mischaracterized the size of the inauguration crowd. A team of six language experts at Darmstadt University chose [...]


DHS Secretary on Trump's reported vulgar comments, DACA policy

Added: 16.01.2018 6:31 | 0 views | 0 comments

Kirstjen Nielsen was in the Oval Office during last week's "impassioned" White House meeting on DACA


Trump set a record for White House staff turnover in the first year

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Trump lost six of his 12 top advisers. Obama lost one. George W. Bush lost none.


White House pushes back over Trump N. Korea quote

Added: 16.01.2018 4:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

The White House on Saturday denied and corrected a quote attributed to President Donald Trump that suggested he had a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-Un," Trump was quoted as telling The Wall Street Journal in an interview on Thursday. Both The Wall Street Journal and the White House posted audio recordings of Trump's remarks on Twitter.

Oprah for President Gets Pushback with 'NOprah' Trademark Application

Added: 16.01.2018 4:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

There's at least one person who really doesn't wanna see Oprah in the White House -- and he's aiming to make some cash on the anti-O movement if she runs in 2020. An Arizona man applied for the rights to use "NOprah" earlier this month on shirts,...


Steven Spielberg compares current US administration to Nixons time in White House

Added: 16.01.2018 3:40 | 0 views | 0 comments

Steven Spielberg on why his film The Post, which is set in the newsroom of The Washington Post as they published the Pentagon Papers, is a timely piece.

Russia condemns Trump's threats to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal

Added: 16.01.2018 2:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

Russia's foreign minister has condemned Donald Trump's threats to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, arguing that the United States' reckless actions are destabilising the Middle East, Ukraine and the Korean peninsula. Speaking at an annual press briefing, Sergei Lavrov said Russia, Europe and China had warned the United States of the “harmfulness of such a step, of its unpredictable consequences”. “We will keep trying to make the United States acknowledge reality. And the reality is that Iran is fulfilling all its obligations” under the nuclear deal, he said.  On Friday, Mr Trump waived US sanctions on Iran for another 60 days, leaving in place the nuclear deal signed by Barack Obama. But he said it would be the last time he would waive them and said Europe and America must must “fix the deal's disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw”. At the same time, he raised pressure on Iran by announcing separate sanctions against 14 Iranian individuals and companies for human rights abuses. Mr Lavrov called these new sanctions an “attack” on Iran, a longstanding Russian ally, and said Mr Trump's actions were “deplorable”. Donald Trump speaks at the White House last week Credit: Evan Vucci/AP Photo The foreign minister also argued that the collapse of the Iran deal could discourage North Korea from engaging in talks about its own nuclear weapons programme. Healso  castigated military exercises held by the United States, South Korea and Japan last month. “The US is almost openly talking about the inevitability of military action (on the Korean peninsula) even though everyone recognizes the disastrous consequences of such a path,” he said. Russia and China weren't invited to North Korea talks in Vancouver this week, he sniffed, calling the US-Canadian initiative “harmful”.  Meanwhile, North and South Korean officials met on Monday to discuss plans for the recently agreed participation of the North in the Pyeongchang Olympics next month. Mr Lavrov devoted much of the two-and-a-half-hour press conference to the evils of US “exceptionalism” and its failure to “listen to the opinions of other centres of world politics”.  Mr Lavrov meets Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Moscow last week Credit: Russian Foreign Ministry Press Office/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Although the foreign minister was photographed last spring laughing with Mr Trump and Sergei Kislyak, the ambassador at the centre of the collusion investigation, relations have only grown more strained since then. Russia's ban from the Pyeongchang games and the new US sanctions expected in 2018 showed the “fear of honest competition,” Mr Lavrov said. Washington was, along with the Kiev government, prolonging the conflict in eastern Ukraine, as well as undermining the peace process in Syria, he argued. Mr Lavrov blamed rebels for an uptick in violence outside Damascus that has killed least 85 civilians since the start of the year and claimed all Russian-Syrian military operations there were retaliatory. Batting away the lone question from a US news outlet about whether he regretted Mr Trump's election win, the long-serving diplomat dwelled on queries from friendlier countries. One particularly desperate journalist even waved a flashing traffic wand light in the air, but was not called upon. A journalist waves a flashing traffic wand light in a futile attempt to ask a question of Mr Lavrov Credit: Valery Sharifulin/TASS via Getty Images  

Ex-Obama staffer uses 1st-ever tweet to take on Trump’s ‘upsetting’ remarks

Added: 15.01.2018 23:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

Gary Lee, a former assistant staff-secretary in Obama’s White House, said he was inspired to respond after reports that Trump appeared to base one woman’s potential career path on her ethnicity.


Former Obama staffer’s first tweet on respect after Trump’s reported racism goes viral

Added: 15.01.2018 22:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

Gary Lee, a former assistant staff-secretary in Obama’s White House, said he was inspired to respond after reports that Trump appeared to base one woman’s potential career path on her ethnicity.


A look inside the tense, vulgar White House meeting on immigration

Added: 15.01.2018 21:39 | 0 views | 0 comments

When President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Sen. Richard Durbin around 10:15 a.m. last Thursday, he expressed pleasure with Durbin's outline of a bipartisan immigration pact and praised the high-ranking Illinois Democrat's efforts, according to White House officials and congressional aides....


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