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WASHINGTON Barack Obama stepped behind the White House podium for the last time on Jan. 18, fielding questions from the crush of journalists crammed in for the occasion and offering assurances to Americans watching on TV. But at times, his answers seemed aimed at an audience of one: the man who will replace him at noon Jan. 20. Read more here. The post Associated Press: Obama aims final messages at Trump appeared first on KyivPost .
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The Way of the Writer by Charles Johnson Simon Schuster Writing well is thinking well. Thats a favourite obser-vation of black American writer Charles Johnson, who taught creative writing at the University of Washington for 33 years only to realise that he had left no record for those decades of pedagogy. This volume is that record. After an opening chapter telling of his bookish childhood, Johnson recalls how journalism trained him to create copy quickly and to write for a...
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WASHINGTON Gov. Nikki R. Haley of South Carolina on Jan. 18 became the latest cabinet nominee to show daylight with President-elect Donald J. Trump, declaring that Russia was guilty of war crimes in Syria and that it should also be subject to additional sanctions for its incursions into Ukraine. Speaking to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during her confirmation hearing as ambassador to the United Nations, Ms. Haley said: “Russia is trying to show their muscle right now. It’s what they do.” She added: “I dont think we can trust them. We have to continue to be very strong back, and show them what this new administration is going to be.” Read more here. The post New York Times: Nikki Haley, at confirmation hearing, says Russia is guilty of war crimes appeared first on KyivPost .
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The following is the full transcript of a news conference that President Obama held in Washington on Jan. 18, as prepared by the Federal News Service. OBAMA: Let me start off by saying that I was sorely tempted to wear a tan suit today... (LAUGHTER) ... for my last press conference OBAMA: But Michelle, whose fashion sense is a little better than mine, tells me that’s not appropriate in January. I covered a lot of the ground that I would want to cover in my farewell address last week, so I’m just going to say a couple of quick things before I start taking questions. First, we have been in touch with the Bush family today after hearing about President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush being admitted to the hospital this morning. They have not only dedicated their lives to this country. Read more here. The post New York Times: Obama’s last news conference full transcript and video appeared first on KyivPost .
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You know what this country needs? More tanks in our streets. Apparently. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go "Donald Trump plans on displaying the United States military's strength when he becomes president by having troops march in parades. “Being a great president has to do with a lot of things, but one of them is being a great cheerleader for the country,” Trump told the Washington Post in an interview published Wednesday morning. “And we’re going to show the people as we build up our military, we’re going to display our military." "That military may come marching down Pennsylvania Avenue. That military may be flying over New York City and Washington, D.C., for parades. I mean, we’re going to be showing our military," he continued. Trump made the comments while talking about his campaign and its slogan, "Make America Great Again.
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"This is your victory," President Barack Obama said in his 2008 victory speech given at a time when the country was in the worst economic recession in decades, with unemployment soaring, the financial markets near total collapse, and the country immersed with two costly foreign wars. He inherited a dispirited and scared nation consumed with uncertainty and fear. But his message to the quarter million people gathered in Chicago's Grant Park, and tens of millions Americans watching on television, was one of hope. "The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," he said. "We may not get there in one year or even one term. But, America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there." Many of those who voted for President Obama, the nation's first African American president, were seeking change. The government in Washington was failing, the political system was broken, and big money had too much influence.
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Obama began the news conference Wednesday by offering prayers and well wishes to former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, both of whom fell ill and are hospitalized in Houston, Texas, - “as fine a couple as we know.” WATCH: Obama to Bush family At 55, Obama is younger than many U.S. presidents as they leave office. He has been somewhat vague about his post-presidency plans, although it likely includes writing a memoir and political attempts to help Democrats eventually regain political clout in Washington, where Republicans now control both houses of Congress. He said he is looking forward to spending time with his wife and daughters and being quiet, adding he has heard himself talk “too darn much.” VOA's Mia Bush contributed to this report.
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But Trump told the Washington Post he was almost done with a plan to replace Obamacare with “insurance for everybody,” while forcing drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices for Medicare and Medicaid. Trump's recent attack on the border adjustment tax was another sign of his unpredictability, the financial lobbyist said. That measure would tax imports and exempt exports in an effort to encourage companies to keep jobs and production in the United States. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Friday, Trump called the proposal “too complicated.” “Anytime I hear border adjustment, I don't love it,” Trump told the Journal. “Because usually it means we're going to get adjusted into a bad deal. That's what happens.” Chris Krueger, an analyst at the investment firm Cowen and Co., said Trump's comments to the newspaper about the border adjustment proposal were “breathtaking.
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Already engaged in a regional arms race with Washington, Beijing is bracing for even more military pressure from the United States after Donald Trumps inauguration as US president on Friday. In remarks that would have triggered more fears in Beijing about a heightened US military presence and greater risk of confrontation, Trumps nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said China should be denied access to islands it has built in the South China Sea, and reaffirmed...
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"You're not supposed to be sycophants, you're supposed to be skeptical," he said. "And having you in this building has made this work place better. It keeps us honest, makes us work harder." He has not always been so effusive. While defending the press, he has been a searing critic of shallow and flitting reporting. When he appeared on the national political stage a decade ago, Obama's oratory pulsed with vitality and hope. Today, the gray haired leader appeared like a man who was setting down a heavy burden and accepting of his place in history. He exits with approval ratings that stand at 60% – according to a CNN/ORC poll – the highest level since June 2009. On Tuesday, Trump dismissed the polls as "rigged" after a Washington Post-ABC News survey found his 40% approval rating was the lowest of any incoming president-elect since Jimmy Carter in 1977. — AFP