Voice Of America
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New to politics Khaire is said to be in his 40s and is new to Somali politics. But Farmajo said Thursday that he is well qualified for the position. "He is someone who deserves the post, who has the experience and knowledge and most importantly, he is someone that I can work with," the president said. Several previous Somali governments have collapsed because of power struggles between presidents and prime ministers. Khaire will have to be approved by the parliament before he can form a Cabinet.
SABC Digital News
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Football's governing body, FIFA's, main mission is to develop the game on the African continent. This is according to FIFA's president Gianni Infantino following the federation's three day football summit that ended in Johannesburg on Thursday. The summit, the first of its kind in Africa, was attended by presidents and senior officials of member associations from accross the continent..... For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Voice Of America
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During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump referred to Mexican immigrants in the United States as rapists and criminals. Another U.S. official said it is “important to view this with a very long lens” and not focus on any particular contentious aspect of the relationship. “Both presidents are keen to set a positive tone, a constructive tone moving forward," the official added. Immigration, deportation While the two Cabinet members look to smooth relations, they will also be explaining the latest orders issued by Trump regarding immigration and deportations. New policies being enacted at DHS will lead to hiring thousands more enforcement agents, expanding the number of immigrants targeted for deportation, prioritizing removal hearings for them and obtaining the help of local police to make arrests. The actions have generated alarm in other countries, none more so than Mexico -- the origin of an estimated 6 million undocumented people in the United States.
Washington Free Beacon
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The co-hosts of ABC's "The View" appeared encouraged Wednesday about protests that have occurred at town halls around the country hosted by congressional Republicans while debating the merits of Obamacare. "Right now, people are feeling the pressure in D.C. to give in, pass people through, do all this stuff," co-host Sara Haines said. "These are the people that are going to vote them back in or not. At one of the town halls there was a it's your last term, it's your last term' [chant]. I think it's a good and real reminder that at the end of the day their power comes from those votes." The segment began with co-host Sunny Hostin questioning why people are upset about former President Obama's landmark health care legislation. "What was interesting to me, though, was the notion that Obamacare is a bad thing," Hostin said. "We have to remember that for the past 100 years, presidents have been trying to push forward universal health care.
Politico
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In the past, Trump has proved to be easily baited into diversions and Democrats are carefully planning who to bring as guests, with preliminary talk of filling the galleries with those impacted by Trump’s early actions, such as Muslim refugees and immigrants who came here illegally and later contributed to American society, Democratic congressional aides said. Amid talk of White House stumbles, chaos and resets, Conway pitched the speech as a chance to take a breath for those judging Trump’s presidency after a fraction of a first term. “The last three consecutive presidents were elected to two terms,” she said. “Most Americans have decided that four years is not enough for a president to deliver on his promises and policies so four weeks is certainly not enough time by which to judge the success of one’s presidency.”
Washingtons Blog
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There is a new generation of the same parties that want the same policies today as their forebears did in 1932. There are Ukrainian nationalists, some Democrats, and some Republicans. In 1932 we were in the Great Depression. The real unemployed figures then are only rivaled by the unemployment today. Democratic Party leaders saw Adolf Hitler's Third Reich as a model and so did most of Europe. America and the world looked up to Adolf Hitler. It took one of the greatest Democratic presidents in US history to stand up to this and stop it cold. The quote above was from FDR. Franklin Roosevelt was the most hated president elect ever at that point. Democrats with bi-partisan support from some Republicans then tried to work a sitting coup on FDR after the assassination attempt by the OUNb Ukrainians failed . Killing FDR was to facilitate the original coup plan.
Informed Comment
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By Avi Shlaim | (Via OpenDemocracy.net ) | Trump is unencumbered by any knowledge of the Palestinians, their history, their politics, or their legitimate struggle for statehood. At the press conference after his meeting with Israel’s prime minister on 15 February, president Trump displayed ignorance and irresponsibility in roughly equal portions. In a single sentence, he blithely broke away from two decades of US commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Trump’s narrow focus on Israel sets him apart from postwar American presidents. Their stand on the Arab-Israeli conflict divides American presidents into two broad schools of thought: the even-handed and the “Israel first”. Jimmy Carter is the best example of the former, whereas George W Bush is the leading example of the second and much larger group.
Politico
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During an appearance alongside Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Bonn, Germany, reporters were herded out of the room after Lavrov’s opening remarks but just as Tillerson began to speak. The Russian was bewildered, according to reports, asking “Why did they shush them out?” The lack of a daily press briefing at the State Department also has become a source of frustration among journalists as well as foreign countries, whose embassies and ministries pay close attention to that regular exchange with reporters. When Presidents George W. Bush and Obama first took office, the State Department held a briefing within a few days. The State Department has yet to name a new official spokesman, but it’s not unprecedented for the initial briefings in a new administration to be led by an acting spokesman. On Wednesday, the department issued a statement promising more openness soon, without giving a date for when the briefings will resume: “In addition to regular press briefings conducted by a Department spokesperson, reporters will soon have access to additional opportunities each week to interact with State Department officials.
Washington Free Beacon
18 hours
The co-hosts of ABC's "The View" appeared encouraged Wednesday about protests that have occurred at town halls around the country hosted by congressional Republicans while debating the merits of Obamacare. "Right now, people are feeling the pressure in D.C. to give in, pass people through, do all this stuff," co-host Sara Haines said. "These are the people that are going to vote them back in or not. At one of the town halls there was a it's your last term, it's your last term' [chant]. I think it's a good and real reminder that at the end of the day their power comes from those votes." The segment began with co-host Sunny Hostin questioning why people are upset about former President Obama's landmark health care legislation. "What was interesting to me, though, was the notion that Obamacare is a bad thing," Hostin said. "We have to remember that for the past 100 years, presidents have been trying to push forward universal health care.
BBC News 24
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The wall, that led to the cancellation of the presidents meeting. And the crackdown on illegal immigrants. None of this has improved the claimant. But Rex Tillerson, going to try to calm those tensions.
Deadline
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After last weekend's Presidents' Day funk which saw four-day ticket sales of $179.7M, off 35% from 2016's holiday record, the box office will continue to rest before its spring awakening on March 3 when 20th Century Fox's R-Rated Wolverine threequel Logan comes to conquer. What we potentially have again this weekend is another low-cost Universal/Blumhouse genre title, Get Out , busting out over a sleepy period with an estimated $20M-$25M opening at 2,773 theaters. Uni has...
MintPress News
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Policy papers General McMaster repeatedly cites in every talk he gives, at one corporate-financier funded think tank after another, are the products of these very think tanks. That General McMaster identifies Russia, China, and Iran as “threats” to the United States, not because they seek to harm the US within its territory or within any logical proximal sphere of influence, but simply for attempting to secure their own respective proximal spheres of influence from systematic and overt US subversion, influence, and encirclement, means a continuation of the destructive global spanning warfare seen under the administrations of numerous other presidents, including Presidents Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush Sr. Reagan, and even Carter. While the United States poses as a “democraticnation, driven by the interests of its people, it is apparent that special interests on Wall Street and in Washington have a singular agenda that transcends both the presidents the peopleelect,” and the policies they believe they elected these presidents to carry out.
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Voice Of America
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" Past U.S. presidents have battled the news media. But rarely, if ever, has the relationship between the media and the White House been so contentious. Veteran Washington reporter Carl Bernstein, whose coverage of the Watergate scandal in the early 1970s for The Washington Post helped bring down President Richard Nixon, has said Trump's language about the press "may be more insidious and dangerous than Richard Nixon's attacks on the press." "But there is a similarity," Bernstein said, "in trying to divide the country and make the conduct of the press the issue, instead of the conduct of the president." Bernstein noted critically that what he called Trump's "authoritarian attitude" indicates the president does not fully understand the role of a free press.
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During the attack on Friday, Russian strategic bombers destroyed several terrorist camps, training centers and a command post of one of the major terrorists' units near ISIS de facto capital of Raqqa. The US appears to be pursuing a policy of preventing Turkey, a NATO member state, from getting closer to Russia and Washington has achieved some success in this regard. Gullen Factor Even though after Trump spoke with Erdogan by phone last week, the White House did not disclose of the two mentioned Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen currently based in the US, but he appears to have been indirectly mentioned when the two presidents discussed fighting terrorism'. Erdogan considers Gulen a terrorist and the man behind plotting a failed coup last July whose followers were alleged to have been behind the assassination of a Russian envoy in Turkey late last year.
Breitbart News
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Tuesday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh declared Mondays Not My Presidents Day protests to be a failure. According to Limbaugh, this protest and other movements are losing steam because they are having little impact on President Donald Trump and will continue to diminish as they begin to be ignored by most of the public. Transcript as follows (courtesy of RushLimbaugh.com): Yesterday was “Not My President’s Day,” right? It was PresidentsDay for most people, but then the left had planned gigantic mobilization of protests and riots against Trump called the “Not My President’s Day.” Here’s the headline of the Associated Press: “Thousands of Demonstrators Across U.S. Say ‘Not My President.” But! But! If you go to the individual locations in this same story. In Chicago, several hundred rallied.
Voice Of America
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" Critics, including Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona, defended media outlets. "If you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and, many times, adversarial press," said McCain on NBC's Meet The Press program. Past U.S. presidents have battled the news media. But rarely, if ever, has the relationship between the media and the White House been so contentious. On Tuesday, Spicer took specific aim at reports suggesting Trump had been careless with classified information during his response to North Korea's recent missile test. Various reports said Trump and other senior White House officials made phone calls and discussed other sensitive matters in the full view of private individuals at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Asked Tuesday about the incident, Spicer said Trump and other White House officials followed the appropriate security guidelines and had already been briefed in a secure location.