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Kim Jong-un invites Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang report

Letter from North Korean leader comes as talks between the men have stalled North Korean leader Kim Jong-un invited US president Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday, citing diplomatic sources. The letter pre-dates North Koreas latest last met at the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas in June and agreed to restart working-level negotiations that had been stalled since an unsuccessful second summit between the two leaders in Vietnam in February. Last weeks round of short-range missiles…

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Hong Kong: violence follows calls for Trump to ‘liberate’ territory

Protesters clash with police in shopping districts after rally to petition US to resist Beijing Hong Kong police have fired teargas to disperse protesters in the upmarket Causeway Bay shopping district, after demonstrators rallied at the US consulate calling on Donald Trump to liberate the territory. Police had clashed with protesters in the Centraldistrict as the demonstrations in Hong Kong entered their 14th week. Protesters dispersed to nearby Admiralty, the bar district of Wan Chai and on to Causeway Bay. Riot police fire teargas to disperse protesters around the Causeway…

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White House calls social media ‘liberal cesspool’ while working on executive action

The White House has been working on several drafts of an executive order to address what they allege is anti-conservative bias among social media companies, according to a new report. Politico spoke with three sources with knowledge of the draft executive order. None of them told the news outlet what the order would entail. If the internet is going to be presented as this egalitarian platform and most of Twitter is liberal cesspools of venom, then at least the president wants some fairness in the system, a White House official…

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Trump revels in ‘chopper talk’ as White House press lectern gathers dust

Official briefings have all but been abandoned by a president who prefers to communicate before boarding Marine One Stephen Colbert, the late night TV host, dubs it last stood at that lectern to deliver a briefing to the waiting media. The shift in how the administration communicates happened gradually at first but now seems set in stone. Press secretary Jon Decker, the White House correspondent of Fox News Radio and a regular at Trumps chopper talks, recalled: Two or three weeks ago I got three questions in to the president…

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Joseph Fiennes: Ive done my bit for society Ive illustrated the patheticness of misogyny

The star of the hit dystopian drama says he doesnt like to equate Donald Trumps politics with the show. But, he adds, sometimes you just have to point out the blazingly obvious Its alluded to in the novel someday, something will happen to Fred. Quite soon. In a neutral-looking cafe in central London, Joseph Fiennes is talking about the future of his role in The Handmaids Tale. Why, though? I plead with him. Why does he have to die? Its in the novel, Fiennes explains very patiently. Hes got to.…

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Why Trumps ‘maximum pressure’ foreign policy yields minimum results

The president is heading into 2020 with no major successes and looming crises so many expect him to attempt to reverse the trend with dramatic deals Donald Trump is heading into the 2020 elections with no clear-cut foreign policy successes, some dramatic failures and a string of looming crises around the world that could undermine his bid for re-election. For that reason, many expect the president to try to reverse the trend with dramatic interventions around the globe with uncertain outcomes which will make the next 16 months even more…

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President Trump invites Kim Jong Un to the DMZ for a handshake and to say hello

Breaking news out of Japan where President Trump just invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the DMZ for a handshake and to say hello: After some very important meetings, including my meeting with President Xi of China, I will be leaving Japan for South Korea (with President Moon). While there, if Chairman Kim of North Korea sees this, I would meet him at the Border/DMZ just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2019 LOL. Yes. Yes he is: Is he…

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Leaked documents reveal all the red flags about Trump officials

A swath of officials eventually chosen by President Donald Trump to serve in his administration were given “red flags” by his transition team, according to new story. Axios obtaineda cache of leaked documents on Sunday where researchers for the Republican National Committee (RNC) identified “red flags” for people who would eventually be named to Trump’s administration. The forms showed “red flags” for former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, among many others. Even…

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Inside Trump’s DC hotel, where allies and lobbyists flock to peddle their interests

Fossil fuel interests, pro-gun groups, foreign delegations and all manner of allies stay at the Trump International Hotel to cozy up to the administration, say watchdogs On 25 July, the conservative Heartland Institute is slated to host a one-day meeting at the Trump International Hotel, just a few blocks from the White House. It will feature leading climate science deniers who will discuss issues like the benefits of ending the Democrats war on fossil fuels, according to the institute. Last month, as Donald Trump was kicking off his 2020 campaign…

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‘You don’t say’! Time Magazine wants everybody to know the animation Trump shared wasn’t their real cover

As we told you yesterday, President Trump tweeted a video that was guaranteed to spark Resistance head explosions: pic.twitter.com/JDS4zUXXJG — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2019 Time Magazine, possibly assuming everybody’s stupid, wanted people to know the Trump version wasn’t the real deal: The animation you shared is a manipulated version of the Oct. 22, 2018, cover of TIME. Here’s the real one pic.twitter.com/P0WF2nSeNH — TIME (@TIME) June 21, 2019 Thanks for clearing that up, Time. *Eye roll* Wow. You don’t say? https://t.co/msNlsiydPu — Navi (@SumDumFox) June 22, 2019…

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E Jean Carroll says she received death threats after accusing Trump of rape

Exclusive: advice columnist says for the first time in her life she has bullets loaded into the handgun in her bedroom E Jean Carroll, the esteemed New York journalist who has alleged Donald Trump raped her in the Bergdorf Goodman department store in Manhattan in the 1990s, now sleeps with a loaded gun by her bed having received online death threats. In the course of a two-hour interview with the Guardian in her upstate New York cabin, the advice columnist described the fallout of her decision to go public last…

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‘Afraid of her party’? Nancy Pelosi ties herself in knots to avoid condemning AOC for ‘concentration camps’ remarks [video]

Man. Nancy Pelosi really doesn’t want to deal with the Democratic Party’s anti-Semitism problem. When asked to comment on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “concentration camps” remarks trivializing the Holocaust, here’s how Pelosi handled it: Pelosi would not address Ocasio-Cortez’s holocaust comments this morning. Watch here: https://t.co/Ww6ZpV7Eh5 — Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) June 19, 2019 From the Daily Caller: “These members of Congress, they come to represent their districts and their point of view and they take responsibility for the statements that they make,” Pelosi 

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Trump says mass deportations will start next week

Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States, wrote Trump on Twitter last night. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people……. —…

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Faith and freedoms: why evangelicals profess unwavering love for Trump

The faithful have been ardent supporters who turn a blind eye to the presidents moral indiscretions in favor of agenda When Donald Trump took the stage last month at a mega-conference for the Faith and Freedom Coalition, the countrys largest organization of evangelical Christians, he was granted an extraordinary welcome by the groups chairman, Ralph Reed. We have had some great leaders, Reed said, to cheers. There has never been anyone who has defended us and fought for us, who we have loved more than Donald J Trump. We have…

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Trump hits back over UK ambassador’s leaked memos

US president criticises Kim Darroch, saying he has not served Britain well Donald Trump has said Britains ambassador to the US has not served the UK well as he hit back following the leak of confidential internal memos that presented an unflattering portrait of the president and his administration. Earlier, the Foreign Office ordered an inquiry into the leaking of the cables, written by the ambassador, Kim Darroch, in which Trumps White House is described as uniquely dysfunctional and inept. Darroch said in the memos that media reports about vicious…

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