Tag Archives: Politics of the United States

13Jan/17

Obama says he is “forever bonded” with “brother” Biden

President Barack Obama pays tribute to Vice President Joe Biden during a ceremony at the White House, calling him his brother and awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Continue reading

12Jan/17

Dollar tumbles, bonds win as Trump trade fizzles

The U.S. dollar has nursed widespread losses after President-elect Donald Trump’s long-awaited news briefing provided little clarity on future fiscal policies, disappointing bulls who had bet on major stimulus. But, as Sonia Legg reports, Trump did not mention possible tariffs against Chinese exports – a relief for Asian share markets that have feared the outbreak of a global trade war. Continue reading

12Jan/17

Former MI-6 spy revealed as author of Trump dossier

Former British Intelligence agent Christopher Steele is believed to have written a dossier on compromising material Russian operatives allegedly had collected on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

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12Jan/17

Moscow’s Ritz Carlton Hotel named in Trump dossier – reports

Moscow’s Ritz Carlton Hotel is named in a dossier containing allegations of compromising material on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump reportedly collected by Russian operatives. Trump dismissed claims reported by media outlets as “unsubstantiated”.
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12Jan/17

U.S. senate votes to launch repeal of Obamacare

The U.S. Senate takes a first concrete step toward dismantling President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance program. Graham Mackay reports. Continue reading

10Jan/17

Race relations, economic recovery dominate Obama’s domestic policy legacy

U.S. President Barack Obama will leave office without having implemented new gun control measures and with Americans saying that race relations are getting worse, but the 44th president can take pride in bringing the U.S. back from financial ruins, providing healthcare to millions and seeing the nation enact same-sex marriage as law, analysts say.
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09Jan/17

WH declines to comment on Kushner appointment, points to own ethical standards

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says Obama administration officials went through great lengths to comply with strict ethical requirements of working in the White House. Continue reading

09Jan/17

Donald Trump’s quest for the White House, from announcing his run through his victory tour

Supercharging the bluster, hyperbole and media mastery that made him one of the world’s best-known businessmen, Donald Trump upended the U.S. democratic traditions on a headline-making quest that ultimately led him to the White House.
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09Jan/17

Golden Globes: ‘La La Land’ and Meryl Streep’s speech

Jazz musical ‘La La Land’ wins a record seven Golden Globes, and Meryl Streep turns a Golden Globe acceptance speech into a scathing attack on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Ryan Brooks reports. Continue reading

08Jan/17

Trump accepts findings on Russian hacking – Priebus

In a reversal of what has consistently been his boss’s position, Reince Priebus says Donald Trump accepts the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia was behind cyber attacks meant to disrupt the presidential election. Lisa Bernhard reports.
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