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He will be remembered as the man who destroyed a 100-year-old political party that served an incredible purpose. When you think back to what the Labour Party did for the ordinary working people in the decades.
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.. Trump’s surprise victory in November also gave Thiel a renewed faith in the possibilities of politics, and he has worked around the clock to push friends and associates into positions that will give them sway over science and technology policy, an area he believes has been routinely neglected under previous administrations. “That helps to explain why Jim O’Neill, a managing director at Thiel’s venture capital firm, Mithril Capital Management, is now being considered to run [FDA]. O’Neill served at [HHS] in the George W. Bush administration but has no medical background. He has argued that drugs should not have to go through clinical trials to prove their efficacy before they are sold to consumers. ‘The fact that Jim is even in consideration for the position is astonishing,’ said one Thiel associate. ‘It’s legitimately an outrageous coup for Peter to be able to put somebody at that high a level of government.
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It's very strange after this report has been over a year in gestation — you have to ask, why now? He said. According to the former Ambassador, there is a number of reasons why the report puts into question the credibility of the human rights organisation. Apart from the fact that it was based on interviews with anonymous witnesses and doesn't provide a hint of evidence, those nameless sources were wrong on ‘basic information', and that naturally puts to doubt the veracity of other claims. The retired British diplomat had visited Saydnaya numerous times as he served in Damascus from 2003 to 2006. According to Ford, the prison was too small to contain ten to twenty thousand prisoners at one time, contrary to what Amnesty said in the report. Ten to twenty thousand is a fair-sized town. He said in an interview. The building which I saw at Saydnaya could not possibly accommodate more than ten percent of those numbers.
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The people who are as his support base don't pay any attention to what happens in Washington. They are much more interested in sending somebody to Washington who, as he puts it, which drained the swamp and destroy all the institutions that have not served them well as far as they can earn. I think this kind of attitude about the press, about governments, about all kinds of economic institutions, or as Michael Gove put it, about experts, his bases people who are tired of experts.
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Isnt it nice to win?” Nunes asked delegates. Earlier Saturday, Brulte hosted a reunion for Republicans who served as delegates for Trump at the Republican National Convention. WilliamsonBillEvers, who advised Trump on education issues during the transition, and Tim Clark, Trump’s California political director during the campaign, were greeted warmly as they strode through the convention halls. “It’s a whole new party, and it’s his party,’’ said Anna Bryson, a Bay Area Republican consultant and Everswife. “He’s brought it all back to Ground Zero.’’ Bryson said she was “ecstaticwatching video of Trump’s speech on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where Republicans cheered Trump on with repeated standing ovations. The scene confirmed for Bryson that “he has re-created the party in his image, and the young people are on board – and they are the engine that will lead us into the next century.
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Not only did Thiel serve as a delegate for the GOP nominee, but he delivered a prime-time speech on his behalf at the Republican National Convention and contributed more than $1 million to his campaign. His high-profile demonstrations of support thereafter won the attention and affection of Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump. “Thiel is immensely powerful within the administration through his connection to Jared,” said a senior Trump campaign aide. The Trump campaign bible Campaign aides also say that Thiel’s 200-page treatise on startups, “Zero to One,” served as something of a bible among Trump campaign staffers. Leafing through the book, which encapsulates some of Thiel’s iconoclastic views, it’s immediately apparent why Trump’s aides were receptive to it. Thiel argues that savvy marketing is as important as a decent product; that it’s better to be bold than to be inconsequential; and that technology rather than globalization will shape the future.
Politico
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This distinction is at the heart of Trump’s relationship with the right, as conservatives navigate the fine line between cooperation and capitulation. “Overall, I’m keeping an optimistic outlook,” said Matt Batzel, executive director of American Majority, a grassroots group that ran activist training sessions at CPAC. “But we have to be vigilant. Everyone who’s part of the conservative movement has an obligation to speak out so that one person doesnt fundamentally transform conservatism.” This idea of keeping conservatism sovereign from Republicanism, to check its excesses from a place of principle, was of paramount importance to CPAC devotees in the aftermath of George W. Bush’s presidency. Schlapp, who served as White House political director—and who saw relatively little resistance on the right as Bush doubled the national debt and dramatically grew the federal government—knows better than anyone the danger of the conservative movement deferring to a Republican president.
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IPOH: Former Tambun member of parliament, Datuk Yahaya Shafie (pix), 83, died of old age at home in Jalan Raja Dihilir here, today. Yahaya died at 1.27pm in the presence of family members. He leaves a wife and 11 children. His son, Al Yashri, 28, said his father was admitted to hospital for treatment two weeks ago after a fall at home. "However, his condition became worse. Doctors said he had a lung infection," he said when contacted by Bernama. Al Yashri, who is also Perak Umno Youth Exco member, said his father's remains will be buried at the Muslim cemetery in Jalan Bendahara after Asar prayers. Yahaya served as Tambun MP from 1986 to 1990 and was Ipoh Timur UMNO division chief from 1981 to 2000. He was also chairman of the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) in the 1980s. — Bernama
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AS A BASTION of truth and democracy, you’d have thought the House of Lords was as discerning about its TV tastes as the gourmet food served in its restaurant.
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The Nazis famously confiscated and burned books they deemed subversive but they also collected many of these degenerate works, as well as books that were worth a fortune. Swedish journalist Anders Rydell documents the regime's pillaging, and follows new efforts to return the volumes to their rightful owners in his nonfiction work The Book Thieves , out this month in the U.S. Books of course weren't the only items Nazis stole. Hitler's regime looted art, tchotchkes, furniture, anything of value and the stories behind their pillaging have served as source material for a number of nonfiction books, blending the intrigue of mystery with the gravity of restoring justice. Here are 6 fascinating books about the things Nazis stole.
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Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.) has quietly stepped away from the committee that has oversight over a scandal-plagued Wisconsin Veterans Affairs facility, actions some Republicans see as the Democratic senator running from her past failures on the issue. Baldwin served on the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee throughout the 114th Congress but does not appear to be on the committee in the 115th Congress, according to its roster. The committee has oversight over the Tomah VA, a VA facility in Wisconsin that was over-prescribing opiates to patients and saw a Marine die from an overdose. A memo, first circulated in 2009, warned of the dangerous amounts of narcotics that were being ordered by Dr. David Houlihan, the Tomah VA chief of staff, and prescribed to veterans at the Tomah VA center. Individuals at the center feared objecting to the orders of Dr.