Senate Democrats have enough Republican support to terminate Trump’s national emergency

It looks like Senate Democrats now have the votes they need to pass a resolution that would block President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to fund his border wall.

Four Republicans — Sens. Susan Collins, Thom Tillis, Lisa Murkowksi and Rand Paul — have said they plan to vote in favor of terminating the national emergency, giving Democrats the 51-vote majority they need to approve the resolution in the upper chamber.

Republicans hold a bare three-seat majority in the Senate, which means Democrats must stay united and peel off at least four Republicans (Vice President Mike Pence could come in …

The 7 most bizarre moments from Trump’s long-winded CPAC rant

The off-script, expletive-dropping Donald Trump that we first met on the campaign trail in 2015 is back in front of cameras.

Trump took to the stage at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) conference this weekend for a long-winded and very quotable rant against the many perceived villains weighing down his presidency: namely the media, federal investigators and “socialist” challengers in the 2020 election. He started off the event by bear-hugging a staff with the American flag, setting the tone for the rest of his appearance — reportedly the longest speech of his presidency.

It was his first public address …

Trump first suggested North Korea wasn’t responsible for Otto Warmbier’s death. Now he’s walking it back.

President Donald Trump can be shamed into (kind of) walking back comments that reflect kindly on known tyrants — all it takes is resounding criticism that overshadows any of his related accomplishments.

After receiving widespread negative coverage of comments he made earlier this week appearing to absolve North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in the death of Otto Warmbier, a US student who died after being imprisoned in North Korea for over a year, Trump said Friday he was “misinterpreted.”

At a summit between the US and North Korea earlier this week, Trump was asked by reporters if he had …

Vox Sentences: Kushner’s security clearance secrets

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Jared Kushner’s clearance level raises questions; Canada’s prime minister faces an ill-timed accusation.


Trump reportedly gave his son-in-law top clearance

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  • Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, got a top-secret security clearance despite objections from key White House officials because the president himself ordered it, according to a report Thursday from the New York Times. [NYT / Maggie Haberman, Michael S.

Playing hooky to save the climate: why students are going on strike

Thousands of young climate change activists around the world have refused to go to school in recent weeks, and more strikes are planned, including a worldwide strike on March 15.

“We are the voiceless future of humanity,” activists wrote in a letter published Friday by The Guardian. “Now we will make our voices heard. On 15 March, we will protest on every continent.”

To date, students in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Uganda, Thailand, Colombia, Poland, and more have skipped a day of school to demand stronger action on climate change from their governments. …

Vox Sentences: Trump gets nothing

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The Hanoi summit comes to a contested early end; Israel’s prime minister faces potential indictment.


Trump-Kim summit ends abruptly

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  • The summit between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Kim came to an early end Thursday; both leaders returned home empty-handed from Hanoi, and without success to show, they may not be as optimistic about future negotiations. [

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to be indicted on bribery charges pending hearing

In a long-awaited decision, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced on Thursday that he intends to officially charge Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu with crimes related to corruption.

The attorney general plans to indict the prime minister on bribery, fraud, and breach of trust, charges related to three different corruption cases, the Israeli news outlet Haaretz reported. The indictment is pending the results of a hearing and is not final.

Israeli police recommended three times last year that Netanyahu be indicted on corruption charges — so Mandelblit’s decision didn’t come as a complete surprise. But it’s still pretty …

Is PopSocket the best invention for mobile phones?

The world of accessories for mobile phones is full of an infinity of elements created to facilitate the use of them, to add some design and color to the equipment or to protect it from the most common damages.
Every day they develop new ideas on this topic, so the most common problems that were had when using a mobile phone have practically disappeared completely, because for every need there seems to be more than one solution.…

Read the full transcript of Trump’s North Korea summit press conference in Vietnam

On February 28, President Donald Trump held a press conference with hundreds of reporters in Hanoi, Vietnam, after his historic discussions with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended without a deal.

During the 35-minute session, he detailed why he didn’t make an agreement with the dictator, why he’s still hopeful they can strike an accord in the future, and even discussed major world events, like the current escalation between India and Pakistan. But mainly, Trump defended why he felt it was right not sign a pact with Kim — at least for now.

“Basically they wanted the sanctions lifted …

This video of Trump saying he knew nothing about Stormy Daniels payment is very awkward now

During a question-and-answer session with reporters aboard Air Force One in April 2018, President Donald Trump flatly denied having any knowledge of hush money paid just before the 2016 election to Stormy Daniels, a porn actress who claimed to have had an affair with him.

“Mr. President, did you know about the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels?” a reporter asked him.

“No,” Trump replied.

But during his testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, claimed that Trump did not tell the truth — and he apparently has receipts to …