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Trump needs to ask Mitch McConnell why President Obama didn't do something about Russia meddling

Trump needs to ask Mitch McConnell why President Obama didn't do something about Russia meddling

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So Trump is off the golf course now, where he spent the morning working off some of the rage that fueled his bizarre weekend of garbled tweets. But not all of that anger was left on the green. You can see he came off the links still stewing about Russia, Russia, Russia.   xObama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election. So why didn’t he do something about Russian meddling?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2018 About that. Let’s go back to September 2016, when President Obama went to congressional leadership asking for a "show of solidarity and bipartisan unity" in publicly condemning Russia for interference. Remember what happened? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to sign on. He blocked that condemnation of Russia. The White House wasn’t wil
Romney said he'd veto the DREAM Act as president. How would he vote on it as U.S. senator?

Romney said he'd veto the DREAM Act as president. How would he vote on it as U.S. senator?

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Nearly five years after he self-deported from the White House, Mitt Romney, the Michigan-born former governor of Massachusetts, is running for the U.S. Senate seat from Utah (interesting how no one’s telling him to go for a long walk in the woods or to retire and take up knitting, but that’s another story). This story is about Romney running, and he’s apparently trying to cast himself as the alternative to Trumpism, saying in his campaign video that “Utah has a lot to teach the politicians in Washington … Utah welcomes legal immigrants from around the world. Washington sends immigrants a message of exclusion.”  Yeah, about that, Mitt. Notice he says “Utah welcomes legal immigrants.” So what about the estimated 10,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients who call the st
Cyril Ramaphosa Just Became The New President Of South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa Just Became The New President Of South Africa

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Cyril Ramaphosa Mike Hutchings / AFP / Getty Images Cyril Ramaphosa has been declared as the new president of South Africa, a day after Jacob Zuma resigned.He became president after he was the only individual to be nominated in the South African parliament, where his African National Congress (ANC) party has a large majority.Ramaphosa, a former businessman who has been Zuma's deputy since 2016, was in December elected to replace Zuma as the president of the ANC, which has been the ruling party of South Africa since 1994.Zuma announced his resignation in a televised speech Wednesday, finally succumbing to pressure from within his own party to step down following years of corruption allegations, which the former president denied. ANC supporters of Ra...
Carolina Herrera: President of the Builders Association of South Florida

Carolina Herrera: President of the Builders Association of South Florida

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When Carolina Herrera moved to Miami from Colombia, she hoped to use her law degree to get a job at a law firm. Instead, her first job was an assistant in the construction department at Lennar. “Once I started seeing the company, what we build, our customers and the product, I completely fell in love,” Ms. Herrera said, “and here I am.”  Today, Ms. Herrera is director of land operations at Lennar and the 2018 president of the South Florida’s Builders Association.  Through the Builders Association, Ms. Herrera works to make Miami livable for all potential homebuyers. “We assist with advocacy to help the industry … and the city overall,” she said.  Miami Today reporter Gabi Maspons interviewed Ms. Herrera at the Lennar offices in Doral. The interview was recorded by Jahmoukie Dayle, and can
South Africa’s “Teflon President” Might Be Finally Be Kicked Out Of Office. This Is Why.

South Africa’s “Teflon President” Might Be Finally Be Kicked Out Of Office. This Is Why.

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Embattled South African President Jacob Zuma is facing mounting pressure from within his own party to step down amid years of allegations of corruption. The ruling political party of South Africa has finally asked its president to resign, potentially breaking weeks of deadlock. Known as the “teflon president,” the 75-year-old Jacob Zuma was first elected in 2009. Sumaya Hisham / Reuters Zuma’s future as president plunged into uncertainty when mounting tensions from various opposition parties prompted him to postpone his State of the Nation speech last week. It was the first time a president has had to make such a move since former President Nelson Mandela’s inaugural speech in 1994. Wikus De Wet / AFP / Getty I
Omarosa Says We’d Beg To Have Trump Back If Mike Pence Became President

Omarosa Says We’d Beg To Have Trump Back If Mike Pence Became President

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In a preview for the latest episode of Celebrity Big Brother, former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman said that Vice President Mike Pence would make an even more terrifying president than Donald Trump. “Can I just say this? As bad as y’all think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence,” she said, surrounded by […] The post Omarosa Says We’d Beg To Have Trump Back If Mike Pence Became President appeared first on Politicus USA.
Kim Jong Un's Sister Just Shook Hands With South Korea's President And That's A Big Deal

Kim Jong Un's Sister Just Shook Hands With South Korea's President And That's A Big Deal

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The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea are underway after a spectacular opening ceremony in Pyeongchang — much more on that here. David J. Phillip / AP The ceremony itself saw athletes from North and South Korea walk into the stadium under one unified flag, something which hasn't happened since the Winter Olympics in Turin 12 years ago. Here are ice hockey players from the unified Korean team carrying the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony: Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters Even more significantly, South Korea's president Moon Jae-in greeted and shook hands with North Korean delegate Kim Yo Jong, who also just happens to be the sister of the North's leader Kim Jong Un. Str...
The President Of The Philippines Said His Soldiers Should Shoot Rebel Women In The Vagina

The President Of The Philippines Said His Soldiers Should Shoot Rebel Women In The Vagina

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Rodrigo Duterte. - / AFP / Getty Images Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte last week told soldiers under his command that when engaging with rebel women, they should shoot them in the vagina.Duterte, a former mayor of Manila who has made numerous incendiary remarks since taking office in 2016, made the comments while speaking to former rebels at a private event on Feb. 7.During his speech, he described an imaginary conversation between a general and a solider: "'Are there any women holding guns?' 'Sir, she's a fighter.An Amazon.' 'Shoot the [slang term for vagina].'"The official transcript of Duterte's comments released by his office replaces the word "vagina" and the slang for it with a set of dashes. According to the transcript, the ma...