BBC News 24
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From that point there has been an adversarial relationship between the US press and media and Donald Trump and that has not changed. Looking at past administrations, traditionally new presidents try to curry favour with the media. I remember Barack Obama in 2009 had a dinner party with conservative commentators as a way of showing he was listening to them and wanted to take their concerns seriously.
BBC News 24
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You have covered campaigns, have you ever seen anything like this in terms of the relationship with the press? This is my sixth presidents I have seen them come and go and all of them at some point or another have tough relationships with the press. Especially when they get in trouble, you think press. Especially when they get in trouble, you think about the impeachment of President Clinton for instance. Or during the war accusations of the misuse of intelligence information, the bad intelligence that got us into the war in Iraq intelligence that got us into the war in Iraq said there were times when the White House has had bad relations which covers them everyday.
BBC News 24
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These sort of tactics go back a long way with presidents. They have not waited to get to the American public themselves. With the rise of technology and the web, it is easier and easier. At some point the media has a pretty big role. They are able to trust questions out there, do a lot of accountability. When they do accountability they there, do a lot of accountability. called alternative facts, by a colleague of his.
Breitbart News
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Voice Of America
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The new president said he turned down a request from Jammeh to remain in Gambia, on the grounds that he could not guarantee Jammeh’s security. Barrow, 51, said his government will push for comprehensive electoral reforms to ensure future presidents face term limits. “We want to bring in a very good foundation for democracy and also strong pillars of democracy where terms are limited,” he said. “Presidents will always be very careful. We will avoid what has happened with Yahya Jammeh being here for 22 years and never wanted to leave power.” Barrow said his administration will work to professionalize the Gambian security forces and the army. “We want to get a very disciplined force that is organized; a force that has training. We want [to] separate the forces. Internal security is police. We want to get the police to do internal security. The military is our defense.
TIME - Top Stories
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For nearly a century, American presidents have been launched into their first terms in officeas Donald Trump was on Fridaywith one particular question: What will be accomplished during the first 100 days ? The question is already in the air during the campaign season, and sure enough Trump has followed the format. During his nomination acceptance speech in July he said that he was going to ask every department head in government to provide a list of wasteful spending on projects that we can eliminate in my first 100 days, and he followed that up with a post-election announcement of first-100-days goals. The tradition of looking to that period as a presidential milestone dates back to 1933, when Franklin Roosevelt focused on his first 100 days in office in order to underscore the urgency of his mission to turn the nation around during the Great Depression.
MintPress News
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The president and the prime minister agreed to continue to closely consult on a range of regional issues, including addressing the threats posed by Iran, the White House said in a statement. Trump also said peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians could only be negotiated between the two parties, but Washington would work with Israel to achieve that goal. Relations between Israel and the Obama administration ended on a contentious note when the U.S. declined to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a halt to Israeli settlement-building. Any decision to break with the status quo is likely to prompt protests from U.S. allies in the Middle East such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt. The U.S. Congress passed a law in 1995 describing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and saying it should not be divided, but successive Republican and Democratic presidents have used their foreign policy powers to maintain the embassy in Tel Aviv and to back negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians on the status of Jerusalem.
Politico
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Spicer’s claim that Trump’s inauguration crowd was the largest ever has been shown to be inaccurate through the use of aerial photographs comparing it to the 2009 inauguration of former President Barack Obama, which packed the National Mall with significantly more people than Friday’s ceremony. Calculating the overall global viewership for Trump’s inauguration would be nearly impossible, but in the U.S., it was viewed by 30.6 million Americans, according to Nielsen ratings. That would put Trump’s inaugural ceremony behind that of former Presidents Ronald Reagan (41.8 million viewers in 1981), Obama (37.7 million in 2009), Jimmy Carter (34.1 million in 1977) and Richard Nixon (33 million in 1973). The Nielsen numbers do not include viewers who watched on online livestreams, options that would not have been available to those watching most past inaugural ceremonies.
The Week
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Has a president ever been impeached? Two presidents have been impeached, although neither was actually convicted or forcibly removed from office. Andrew Johnson won the dubious honour of becoming the first president to be impeached in 1868, after he was accused of bypassing federal law to replace the secretary of war without the Senate's approval. A single vote saved him from the two-thirds Senate majority needed to convict and he continued to serve until the end of his term later that year. Bill Clinton's 1999 impeachment hearings became appointment viewing for TV audiences in the US and around the world, as he appeared before the Senate accused of lying under oath about his extra-marital affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Like Johnson, Clinton was ultimately acquitted and served out the remainder of his term in office. In the aftermath of the Watergate scandal , the House of Representatives prepared to impeach then-president Richard Nixon, but "Tricky Dicky" resigned before a vote could be taken to begin proceedings, avoiding near-certain conviction.
Bristol Post
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He may be one of the most divisive American presidents of all time but there appears to be at least one Donald Trump fan living in the Bristol area.Graffiti depicting the businessman turned politician as Captain America has now appeared in at least four locations across the Bristol area.The first reported sighting of the graffiti was in Portishead where the image of Trump kitted out as the all-American super hero first appeared.The same stencil has now cropped up in Banwell, Weston-super-Mare,...
The Huffington Post
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As I reviewed applications this past weekend, I was struck by the number of essays where applicants wrote: "I was thinking about focusing my career on federal service, but given the results of the recent election, I think I'll direct my networking toward community-based organizations and sustainability private sector start-ups." Our national government is very important, but as many presidents have learned in the past, it is not the only source of political and economic power in the world or even within the United States. No amount of rhetoric about putting America first will be able to overcome the technological and economic momentum of global communications and the global economy. Maintaining a high throughput economy on a finite planet requires an economic transition from one-time resource use to the use of renewable resources. My students know this and are getting prepared for the jobs that are becoming available in the new economy.
Mashable
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TIME - Top Stories
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The agency did not respond to requests for comment. I think it's a simple matter of amending the lease, said Patrick Keogh, a real estate investor in Austin, Texas, who has developed projects for the GSA and other federal agencies. He said Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and chief negotiator on the hotel, should ask the GSA to exempt her father from that provision of the contract. The GSA should make the process public and transparent, Keogh said. Others say Trump must relinquish ownership of the hotel. More broadly, they argue, Trump should sell off his company and put the cash into a blind trust as previous presidents have done. He is not legally required to do so, but it's become common for presidents to separate themselves from their personal finances to avoid any possible conflicts with national policy. The liberal-funded watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington complained to the GSA that it should terminate its deal or take legal action because the president had violated the conditions of the lease.
BBC News 24
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It has taken the persuasion of Presidents of neighbouring countries and the threat of force but he is going. With an eccentric flourish, he boarded the plane ultimately taking him on to a new home in Equatorial Guinea. But there is concern over how much state money he took with him. It was an emotional moment for those waiting.
Slate
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The Iran Project
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MNAPresident of Kazakhstan met with the UN Special Envoy for Syria Steffan de Mistura. Akorda press service reports.During the meeting the sides discussed the forthcoming negotiations on peaceful settlement of Syrian conflict. Nursultan Nazarbayev said that Astana is ready for negotiations and created favorable conditions for all participants. I accepted the offer of presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran to hold negotiations in Astana. We want to make this meeting successful. Since Kazakhstan has equal relationship of trust with all the participants of the meeting, I think it will create right conditions for correct negotiations , said the President. The Head of State stressed that Syrian crisis today is of concern not only of the Middle East but of the world. I hope the parties feel for what is happening as we do. As experts say, since the beginning of the conflict more than 300 thousand people were killed.
Washington Free Beacon
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President Donald J. Trump's inauguration brought to an end the Obama era, as well as the unwritten rule that the children of politicians are off-limits. Ashley Csanady, a political reporter from Canada's National Post , opened the festivities on Twitter less than three hours after Trump was sworn in, declaring that Trump's 10-year-old son Barron suffered from a condition that many media outlets have speculated to be sexist. Writer for Canada's National Post says 10 YO Baron Trump has a "bitch face." pic.twitter.com/bI6V1fyXZ2 Rowan Scarborough (@RoScarborough) January 21, 2017 Targeting the family members of sitting presidents had been frowned upon since the 2009 Inauguration. The most famous breach of this protocol came in November 2014 when former First Children Malia and Sasha Obama, then 16 and 13, respectively, rolled their eyes during a White House Ceremony.
21stCenturyWire
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21st Century Wire says… Kellyanne Conway thrashed Chuck Todd around the set on Meet The Press when he tried to paint the Trump administration as releasing false information' about their inauguration attendance numbers. Conway, like many viewers, immediately caught Todd in the fact that the topic was meaningless and was quick to point out a number of main stream media reports containing falsehoods' that were pushed by establishment media. Conway hit her stride regarding the topic of inauguration attendance numbers when she told Chuck Todd, Presidents aren't judged by crowd sizes at their inaugurations, they are judged by their accomplishments. When Todd hit back with a double down on the accusations that the comments by Trump Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, were put out there to push a provable falsehood' Conway fired back with some choice phrases that have commentators on the edge of their seats.
Washingtons Blog
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By David Swanson, FireDonaldTrump.org What are the grounds for impeachment? They will likely be piling up rapidly. President Trump did use Day 1 to advise the CIA that the United States should have stolen all of Iraq's oil. But here is a place to start. We already have a president who is violating two clauses in the U.S. Constitution, one forbidding any gifts or benefits from foreign governments, the other forbidding the same from the U.S. government or any U.S. state. This is the result of Donald Trump refusing to separate himself from major business interests as past presidents have done. Those interests will also inevitably involve Trump in violating the STOCK Act which forbids the use of non-public government information to make a private profit. Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution states: The President ... shall not receive .
BBC News 24
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It has taken a longer than many people thought, it took the persuasion of presidents of neighbouring countries and the threat of force, but he is going. With an eccentric flourish, he boarded a plane ultimately taking him on to a new home in Equatorial Guinea, but there is concern over how much state money he took with him. It was an emotional moment for those waving him off. Yahya Jammeh still has many supporters here, just not enough to win an election.
BBC News 24
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Then we'll expect their exchange of views on a possibility of the meeting. What kind of time frame are we talking about? Currently we don't have any hints for the dates, unfortunately. Are we talking weeks, months, do you think? We hope...no, I don't think weeks. Of course, I mean, he's the President of the United States and first of all, he's preoccupied with American business. It's like all presidents. You ask me, what are we going to do tomorrow, during the inauguration, we are going to be preoccupied with Russian affairs.
BBC News 24
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This is what democracy in Africa can look like, a dictatorial leader of 22 years peacefully leaving the country after a general election. It has taken a longer than many people thought, it took the persuasion of presidents of neighbouring countries and the threat of force, but he is going. With an eccentric flourish, he boarded a plane ultimately taking him on to a new home in Equatorial Guinea, but there is concern over how much state money he took with him.
BBC News 24
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Washingtons Blog
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Consequently, whereas the U.S. aristocracy were willing to finance George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and (in 2016) Hillary Clinton, into the White House, they provided far fewer funds to their fellow-aristocrat Donald Trump, who wants to end the Cold War on the U.S. side now — 25 years after George Herbert Walker Bush and all of his successor-Presidents until Trump had consistently refused to end the Cold War , even though it ended on the Soviet side in 1991, when the Soviet Union and its communism and its Warsaw Pact military alliance all ended, even while America’s anti-Russia NATO military alliance continues to this day. Ending that war by the U.S. side would mean steep declines in some of the aristocracy’s major investments: they therefore resist it implacably. Trump is offering, to his fellow-aristocrats, a deal, and we’ll soon know whether enough of them accept it, for him to be allowed to serve out his term: generous opportunities to scam the American public, in some ways even more than Obama and Bush did.