Germany: Climate will last longer than Trump presidency

Threatened as it is, the Earth’s climate will survive longer than Donald Trump’s presidency, Germany’s environment minister said Friday. The U.S. Constitution dictates no more than two terms, federal environmental minister Barbara Hendricks noted to reporters at a San Francisco news conference alongside California Gov. Jerry Brown. “So that’s eight years,” Hendricks said. “I think the climate is going to […]

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Companies That Made Big Donations To Trump Inauguration Are Benefiting From Presidency

President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised $106.7 million, making the event the most expensive inauguration in U.S. history. Most of this money came from wealthy donors and corporations that chipped in at least  $250,000 ― many of which have benefited from policies enacted by the president during his first weeks in office. One example is Boeing Company, which donated $1 million. […]

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Even before taking office, Trump has changed the presidency

Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course. In the 10 weeks since his surprise election as the nation’s 45th president, Trump has violated decades of established diplomatic protocol, sent shockwaves through business boardrooms, tested long-standing ethics rules and continued […]

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Obama in closing stretch of presidency

His last presidential vacation behind him, Barack Obama is entering the closing stretch of his term, an eleventh-hour push to tie up loose ends and put finishing touches on his legacy before handing the reins to President-elect Donald Trump. Obama returns to Washington at midday Monday from Hawaii with less than three weeks remaining in his presidency. His final days […]

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Trump won presidency but lost popular vote

Donald Trump’s tweets can’t erase the reality that he lost the popular vote in this month’s election, according to The Associated Press’ vote-counting operation. The president-elect tweeted Saturday that he’d have won the popular vote “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.” He also alleged “serious voter fraud” in California, New Hampshire and Virginia and complained that […]

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South Korea’s presidency ‘on the brink of collapse’ as scandal grows

South Korea’s president is engulfed in a political scandal with plotlines straight out of a soap opera: rumours of secret advisers, nepotism and ill-gotten gains, plus a whiff of sex. There’s even a Korean Rasputin and talk of a mysterious clique called the “eight fairies.” Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s first female president and daughter of the military dictator who turned […]

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Would a Trump Presidency Mean Economic Disaster?

If Donald Trump were elected president and implemented his stated policies, the United States would experience a lengthy recession, enormous job losses, much higher interest rates and diminished long-term growth prospects. At least, that is the conclusion of economists from Moody’s Analytics, a recent analysis highlighted by Hillary Clinton in a speech Tuesday. The Trump campaign has noted, accurately, that […]

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Clinton knows what she’ll be doing if Trump wins the presidency

Hillary Clinton already knows what she’ll be doing if Donald Trump wins the presidency — and it doesn’t involve moving to Canada. “I would never leave the country,” Clinton told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Thursday night, “but I would certainly be spending a lot of time yelling at the TV set, Rachel.” Clinton is confident her future won’t consist of yelling […]

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Top Democratic rivals offer contrasting views on presidency

The two leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination on Monday offered contrasting views of what matters most in the Oval Office — with former secretary of state Hillary Clinton citing her experience, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders saying that his judgment has proven superior to hers. Both, meanwhile, portrayed themselves as the right person to bring about change — […]

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