AMERICANS are heading to the polls for the crucial US midterm elections which are being seen as a referendum on the first two years of Donald Trump's presidency. By casting their votes, the American public has the opportunity to give the thumbs up or thumbs down to Trump’s controversial political agenda. Some opinion polls indicate the Democrats are on course to win the House of Representatives from the Republicans - which some say could even lead to impeachment proceedings. But Trump's party is predicted to keep control of the Senate, allowing Trump and his allies to continue their unprecedented overhaul of the country’s federal courts system Earlier Trump slammed the Democrats for allegedly spreading a rumour about a Republican candidate sneaking off early from one of the President’s trademark rallies. Polls have opened in America's eastern states including New York in the knife-edge contest which stirred Trump into trading verbal blows. Clearly stung by the claims … [Read more...] about US midterm elections LIVE – Donald Trump faces referendum on his Presidency as voters head to the polls across America
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DONALD Trump has slammed the Democrats for allegedly spreading a rumour about a republican candidate sneaking off early from one of the President’s trademark rallies. Polls have opened in America's eastern states including New York in the knife-edge contest which stirred Trump into trading verbal blows. Clearly stung by the claims Josh Hawley, the Republican challenging Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, did a bunk from one his signature rallies, Trump angrily took to Twitter. He tweeted: “There is a rumour, put out by the Democrats, that Josh Hawley of Missouri left the Arena last night early. “It is Fake News. “He met me at the plane when I arrived, spoke at the great Rally, & stayed to the very end. In fact, I said goodbye to him and left before he did. Deception!” What we know so far? Americans take to the polls in the high stake vote If Trump's party loses control of the house, his opponents could lift the lid on his personal finances, spark … [Read more...] about US midterm elections LIVE – Donald Trump blasts Democrats with his favourite catchphrase as polls open
News / UK and world by Press Association July 3, 2018, 11:05 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and US president Donald Trump may meet in private during their upcoming summit in Helsinki, a Kremlin spokesman has said. Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday that, if both sides agree, Mr Putin and Mr Trump could meet without their aides before the start of the official meeting on July 16. Mr Peskov said: “President Putin feels absolutely comfortable in all formats that are comfortable for his interlocutors” and the Kremlin “does not rule out” such a meeting. A US congressional delegation was in Moscow on Tuesday meeting with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian parliamentarians. Relations between Russia and the US have sunk to their lowest point in decades amid US sanctions over alleged Russian meddling in the US election and Russia’s actions in … [Read more...] about Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin could meet without aides, Kremlin says
News / UK and world by Press Association April 14, 2018, 2:07 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter US President Donald Trump declared it was “mission accomplished” after the overnight bombing campaign in Syria. And he thanked the UK and France “for their wisdom and the power of their fine military”. Britain launched cruise missiles as part of the co-ordinated military operation with the United States and France in response to the chemical weapons attack in Douma one week ago. Mr Trump said the joint strikes against the Syrian regime were “perfectly executed”. He added: “Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished.” Theresa May insisted that joining the military campaign was the “right thing for us to do” in the wake of the “harrowing” assault on the Syrian rebel-held town. The Prime Minister also warned Russia that the air … [Read more...] about Mission accomplished in Syria, Donald Trump declares
Matt O'Brien, The Washington Post Published 1:44 pm, Friday, April 13, 2018 What kind of politician puts a $6 trillion tax cut for the rich in his deficit-reduction plan? Or a $660 billion tax cut for big earners and big businesses in his health-care one? Or adds $1.5 trillion to the debt so he can give wealthy investors and corporations, yes, yet another tax cut? Well, in Washington, apparently a "fiscal hawk" who's famous for warning that "we've got to tackle" our alleged "debt crisis before it tackles us." That, after all, is how House Speaker Paul Ryan, who just announced his retirement, has most often been described. Pay no attention to the tax cut in front of the curtain - his real passion is attacking red ink with the earnestness of someone who thinks the words "budget baseline" are exciting. It must be true! He has said so himself! A less credulous interpretation, though, is that he's just someone who cares about tax cuts more than anything else. But that, as New … [Read more...] about Donald Trump didn’t change Paul Ryan. All Ryan ever cared about were tax cuts.