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Heavily armed police officers stand guard in the rain outside Trump Tower, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in New York. (AP/Mary Altaffer) At a press conference before he took office, then-President-elect Donald Trump said he had signed paperwork turning over complete and total control of his business empire to his sons. His lawyer said the more than 400 businesses would be placed in a trust by Inauguration Day. Now, nearly 100 days later, he's nearly fulfilled this promise. President Trump and his daughter, Ivanka, are closing in on removing their names from the one business where they are still listed as managers on state filings. That business is the Trump SoHo, a hotel and condo tower in lower Manhattan. The company only filed an application in March to remove Trump and Ivanka as managers listed on state liquor licenses. The application is still pending New York's approval.
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TAIPEI: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said a direct phone call with US President Donald Trump could take place again and urged the self-ruled island's political rival China to step up to its global responsibility to keep the peace as a large nation. "We have the opportunity to communicate more directly with the US government," Tsai told Reuters in an exclusive interview on Thursday. "We don't exclude the opportunity to call President Trump himself, but it depends on the needs of the situation and the US government's consideration of regional affairs." The interview was the first since Trump, as US President-elect, took a congratulatory phone call from Tsai in early December. It was the first contact between leaders of the two sides in nearly four decades and he cast doubt on Washington's long-standing policy of acknowledging Beijing's "one China" policy.
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" MacLean said she initially backed Bernie Sanders but rallied behind Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton after she won the primary. She said Trump's victory was "devastating." "Many people were shocked that Americans could elect someone as blatantly xenophobic as Donald Trump," she said. "But many people who have faced discrimination knew it was there and now we have to confront that." MacLean said a call she received after the election from a foreign-born client - "someone who has a daughter who is everything to her" - illustrated the fear the new administration has instilled. "She told me 'I want you to help me put my daughter for adoption.' She said 'even though I have a good asylum claim I want to make sure my daughter is OK,'" MacLean recounted. She said although she was disheartened by the Democratic Party's inability to form a united front against Trump, she was encouraged by the public outcry over the president's policies.
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The term first gained attention at Donald Trump's first press conference as president-elect, says the Daily Telegraph , when he told a CNN reporter: "You are fake news." While propaganda is nothing new, a lot of fake news is driven by its creators hoping to make money online. Wikitribune isn't the first attempt to get to the truth. Here are the other tools helping you to uncover fake news. Facebook The social network last month began a trial of its "disputed by multiple fact-checkers" warning . Alerts now appear when users post links to stories which Facebook knows are likely to be fake. The site relies on a list of accredited fact-checking organisations. Google Search giant Google this week enabled a new fact-check tool, writes Salon , which tags potentially dubious stories with a warning when enabled. Last year, Google began to identify stories from accredited fact-checking organisations in search results with a "fact check" tag, the BBC reported.
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It was no such thing, and the fascisteuphemistically calledneoconservative” — Kristol subsequently campaigned to get James Mattis elected as the next President after Barack Obama , but succeeded ultimately only in getting President-elect Donald Trump to appoint Mattis to run U.S. foreign policy instead, from the post of Mattis’s being Trump's Pentagon chief and actual top foreign-affairs advisor.) In today’s America, such fascists arent embarrassed and shunned (much less executed, or otherwise dealt with as war-criminals) — they remain influential and powerful, in today’s Amerika. Cheney was declared by the ‘newsmedia to have been the nation’s “Chief Operating Officer” in G.W. Bush’s Presidency, but that appellation was valid primarily for Bush’s foreign policies (including all military matters). So, that’s what we’re talking about here, the policies that have international significance, these being the policies regarding which any nation’s aristocracy tends to be the most unified , and are therefore the most important to America’s oligarchs — though often ignored by the general public, and left by them simply to trust the President on, and so we invade, again.
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Im sorry, but for those who really like to talk about the Second World War, if were talking about occupation, we can also talk about this while were at it, because this is an occupation of territory, Le Pen reportedly said during the rally. Its an occupation of swaths of territory, of areas in which religious laws apply for sure, there are no tanks, no soldiers, but its an occupation all the same and it weighs on people. She was charged with inciting hatred after those comments, and later acquitted. She cant seem to distinguish between terrorism and religion. During and after the American presidential elections, U.S. President Donald Trump promised that he would name and eradicate what he called radical Islamic terrorism. His use of the phrase was a departure from the strategies of former presidents Barack Obama and George Bush ― both of whom avoided using a term that linked violence propagated by terrorists to the religious beliefs of the worlds 1.
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Why are they making a decision so close to the deadline? Late last year President-elect Donald Trump asked the Republican Congress to delay consideration of the 2017 budget so his new administration could make decisions on funding priorities. Congressional Republican leaders agreed and passed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government while they discussed those priorities. They gave themselves a deadline of April 28 to complete those priorities, that is when the money appropriated for government spending runs out. Are these debates and compromises unusual? Not recently. The U.S. government has started each of the last eight fiscal years under a CR. Does it matter if it’s a continuing resolution or a budget? A continuing resolution keeps all spending at current levels. A budget allows for cuts or increases that can have a great deal of impact on how government agencies operate.
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We challenge bigots. We don't let hate speech become normalised. We hold the line. https://t.co/ro9AkRSc9Q J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 9, 2016 The easy thing is to be silenced because you don't want the insults. The easy thing is to look the other way when it's happening to others. https://t.co/VF6NePPySm J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 9, 2016 Trump's typos Of course, the writer in her couldn't help but take note when the president misspelled unprecedented in a tweet: TrumpSpellCheck Unpresidentedly effective. pic.twitter.com/9leL9aIei1 J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 17, 2016 The then president-elect deleted this tweet and reissued the message with the corrected spelling. Trump's dig at Meryl Streep After Trump criticized Meryl Streep following her now-infamous Golden Globes speech , Rowling made it clear she was hoping for the same fate: Never forget that some people's good opinion would be more insulting than their abuse! pic.
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Former Goldman Sachs COO Gary Cohn talks on the phone as he waits for the start of a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in New York. (AP/Evan Vucci) “Donald Trump has asked America’s CEOs for marching orders, and in meeting after meeting, they are happily issuing instructions,” said the group’s president Robert Weissman in a press release . “As best anyone can decipher what’s going on at the White House, the CEOs are in charge now—and they are predictably advocating their narrow, short-term profitability interests, not what’s in America’s interest.” The report was issued just days after the Trump administration stated it would no longer disclose visitor logs to the White House, Trump Towers, or the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort to the public, a move which has caused concern among several accountability watchdogs and rights groups.
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UPDATE 11:15pm : The White House postponed the dinner due to scheduling conflicts, The Hill reported late Sunday evening. Original story below: President Donald Trump will sit down for dinner with the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday evening, according to the White House. Its not clear whether all members of the court will attend, but newly confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuch, whom Trump nominated, is expected to join the president, the White House said on Sunday. While such a gathering between the members of the executive and the judicial branch may seem unusual, its not unprecedented. President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden paid a visit to the Supreme Court in January 2008, just days before assuming office. Presidents have also regularly hosted members of the high court for dinner. According to Julie Silverbrook, the executive director of the Constitutional Sources Project, the practice appears to be quite common .
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WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has long perpetuated the debunked theory that vaccines cause autism. In January, while still president-elect, he went as far as to request that Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a fellow vaccine skeptic, lead a commission to investigate vaccine safety . This disregard for science is among the reasons Sabrina Solouk i, a second-year Ph.D. student in immunology and infectious disease at Cornell University, made a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., on Saturday for the March for Science , a mass protest to rally scientists against what they see as Trumps backward policies. The administration, by forming this safety commission, isnt really doing a good job of listening to science of science-informed policy, she told The Huffington Post. Solouki also wants to unite the scientific community, to push for it to do a better job of engaging with the public at large, and to send a clear message that scientists are against Trumps proposed cuts to science.
BoingBoing
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Donald Trump, having failed to accomplish much from the 100-day plan laid out in the "contract with the American voter" still live on his website, now says that he is being held to "ridiculous standards" . Analyzing the accomplishments of a United States president after their first 100 days in office is a decades-old tradition and, of course, a relatively arbitrary one established by the news media to assess a leader’s direction and influence. However, to dismiss its importance after using it as a marketing tool for his policy agenda will surely only serve to shirk those who bought into it. Aside from providing clear evidence of Trump’s flip-flop on the 100-day benchmark, the contract also provides a clear way to compare Trump as president-elect and president of the United States. Trump has been unable to hold to many of the promises presented in the two-page document, achieving only 10 of the 28 action pledges.
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A terror attack in Paris has hit France like a seismic shock only three days before voting begins in a presidential election where anything seems possible, even the end of the European Union. A gunman shot three policemen on Champs-Elysées Thursday evening, killing one and wounding two, before being shot dead. The government says the attack was of a terrorist nature. The shooting took place as the candidates were just going on the air to make their final televised appeal to voters. Far-right populist Marine Le Pen and neophyte centrist Emmanuel Macron are slight favorites in the April 23 first-round vote to ultimately elect a French president. Meanwhile, the world is nervously awaiting a possible “Frexit” — French withdrawal from the EU — after the UK’s “Leavevote on Brexit and Donald Trump’s election in the United States. Ahead of the attack, France's four top presidential candidates (out of a packed field of 11) were polling within a couple of percentage points of each other for the first-round lead — almost within the margin of error.
Politico
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President-elect Donald Trump was very clear: “I will appoint a team to give me a plan within 90 days of taking office,” he said in January, after getting a U.S. intelligence assessment of Russian interference in last year’s elections and promising to address cybersecurity. Thursday, Trump hits his 90-day mark. There is no team, there is no plan, and there is no clear answer from the White House on who would even be working on what. It’s the latest deadline Trump’s set and missed — from the press conference he said his wife would hold last fall to answer questions about her original immigration process to the plan to defeat ISIS that he’d said would come within his first 30 days in office. Since his inauguration, Trump’s issued a few tweets and promises to get to the bottom of Russian hacking — and accusations of surveillance of Americans, himself included, by the Obama administration.
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President-elect Donald Trump was very clear: “I will appoint a team to give me a plan within 90 days of taking office,” he said in January, after getting a U.S. intelligence assessment of Russian interference in last year’s elections and promising to address cybersecurity. Thursday, Trump hits his 90-day mark. There is no team, there is no plan, and there is no clear answer from the White House on who would even be working on what. It’s the latest deadline Trump’s set and missed — from the press conference he said his wife would hold last fall to answer questions about her original immigration process to the plan to defeat ISIS that he’d said would come within his first 30 days in office. Since his inauguration, Trump’s issued a few tweets and promises to get to the bottom of Russian hacking — and accusations of surveillance of Americans, himself included, by the Obama administration.
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President Donald Trump’s repeated weekend jaunts away from Washington have caused nonstop headaches for his South Florida neighbors this winter. But once his exclusive seaside retreat at Mar-a-Lago closes for the season, Trump is expected to shift his weekend plans north, to his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey – and bring with him all the chaos that comes with being a preferred presidential destination. “We’re kind of apprehensive, I guess you could say,” said Nick Strakhov, a retired telecommunications professional and longtime resident who serves on the Bedminster land use board. “It’s nice to be recognized. But on the other hand, if it gets to be tedious, we might start to complain.” Street closures and traffic jams were a big problem last fall across the region when the then-president elect traveled to Bedminster by motorcade from Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan for a weekend’s worth of interviews with potential Cabinet nominees.
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President Donald Trump’s repeated weekend jaunts away from Washington have caused nonstop headaches for his South Florida neighbors this winter. But once his exclusive seaside retreat at Mar-a-Lago closes for the season, Trump is expected to shift his weekend plans north, to his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey – and bring with him all the chaos that comes with being a preferred presidential destination. “We’re kind of apprehensive, I guess you could say,” said Nick Strakhov, a retired telecommunications professional and longtime resident who serves on the Bedminster land use board. “It’s nice to be recognized. But on the other hand, if it gets to be tedious, we might start to complain.” Street closures and traffic jams were a big problem last fall across the region when the then-president elect traveled to Bedminster by motorcade from Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan for a weekend’s worth of interviews with potential Cabinet nominees.
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Former Goldman Sachs COO Gary Cohn talks on the phone as he waits for the start of a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in New York. (AP/Evan Vucci) Since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has met with at least 190 corporate executives, not including phone calls with heads of banks or his numerous Wall Street appointees, the watchdog group Public Citizen reported Monday in a new analysis . And since the November election itself, he's met with at least 224. One of every five of the corporate executives who met with the Trump administration within the first 100 days represented the banking or financial sector, a particular focus of Trump's criticism during the campaign, Public Citizen noted in a write-up of its findings. The group's report comes just days after the Trump administration announced it would not disclose visitor logs from the White House, Trump Towers, or the president's Mar-a-Lago resort to the public.
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