Tag Archives: Politics of the United States

29Nov/16

White House weighs in on Trump’s flag-burning tweet

White House Spokesman Josh Earnest takes issue with a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump that said burning the U.S. flag should be punishable as a crime.

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 29, 2016) (WHITEHOUSE.GOV) – White House Spokesman Josh Earnest weighed in on Tuesday (November 29) on a tweet made earlier in the day by President-elect Donald Trump which read that the burning of the American flag should be punishable as a crime.

“Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.

Earnest said that while he and many other Americans might find the burning of the flag “offensive”, the country also had a “responsibility” to “carefully protect” constitutional rights like freedom of speech.

The Supreme Court ruled in 1989 that flag burning is protected speech under the Constitution’s First Amendment.

28Nov/16

Trump slams recount efforts, claims voter fraud

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has taken to Twitter again to blast election recount efforts and to claim voter fraud cost him the popular vote. Linda So reports.
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22Nov/16

Trump won’t “lock her up”

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will reportedly not pursue investigations against Hillary Clinton over her emails or her family’s charity. Continue reading

20Nov/16

Pence not offended by ‘Hamilton’ comments

U.S. Vice President-elect Mike Pence says he was not offended by pointed comments made to him by a cast member of “Hamilton” after he attended the hit Broadway show. Continue reading

08Nov/16

Trump or Clinton? America decides

After a long, bitter U.S. presidential campaign, voters finally head to the polls on Tuesday to decide between Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump. Linda So reports. Continue reading

19Jul/15

Flag dispute triggers clash at South Carolina capitol

A Ku Klux Klan chapter and an African-American group held overlapping demonstrations outside the South Carolina State House, where state officials removed the Confederate battle flag last week.

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25Jun/15

U.S. Supreme Court upholds key Obamacare insurance subsidies

Demonstrators chant “ACA is here to stay” — shorthand for the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law after the Supreme Court upholds the availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to the healthcare program known as Obamacare.

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24Jun/15

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal joins presidential race

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announces on his website and on twitter, “I’m running for President of the United States of America” — making him the the first person of Indian-American heritage to run for the White House.

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