Danger loomed on Jan. 6 for Mike Pence and his family, as the vice president stayed the course to fulfill what the Constitution required him to do in certifying the 2020 election. Our democratic institutions held because Pence refused to go along with Trump’s pressure campaign, and for that he deserves to be called a “hero.” But now he’s putting Jan. 6 in the rearview mirror , calling it “a tragic day ” that Democrats are using “to distract attention” from their failed policies. Pence’s brief foray into heroism took real courage. He held steadfast as Trump-incited rioters stormed the Capitol, throughout a day that went into the wee hours, before Congress finally completed its work and certified Joe Biden as the next president. Pence, under siege, refused a Secret Service demand that he get into a car that would take him away from the Capitol. He knew if he left it would halt the certification process and prompt a constitutional crisis. Pence deserves full credit … [Read more...] about Pence Was a Jan. 6 Hero, but He’s Still a Big Lie Coward
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Former President Donald Trump leads President Joe Biden in a potential 2024 matchup, according to a McLaughlin & Associates poll released Friday. The poll asked, “If the general election for President were held today, would you be more likely to vote for Donald Trump, the Republican candidate or Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate?” Trump polled at 49 percent, while Biden slipped into the mid-40s at 44 percent, five points behind Trump. Seven percent were undecided. Trump also bested potential 2024 Republican primary candidates. The poll asked, “Thinking ahead to the 2024 Republican primary election for President, if that election were held today among the following candidates, for whom would you vote?” Trump received 59 percent of the vote, while Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) only received 15 percent, a 44 percent differential. Former Vice President Mike Pence came in third place with seven percent. The poll showed that if Trump decides to not run in 2024, DeSantis leads the … [Read more...] about Poll: Donald Trump Leads Joe Biden in Potential 2024 Matchup
During an appearance on Newsmax TV’s “The Record” on Friday, Samaritan’s Purse president Franklin Graham praised former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence for their work in nominating conservatives to the Supreme Court. He credit those justices in part for the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision that overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that made abortion on demand legal in the United States. “Greta, I felt that one day it would happen because it’s the right thing,” he said. “I’m just so thankful for President Trump and Vice President Pence, former Vice President Pence, for the nomination of conservative justices to the Supreme Court. It’s the right decision. When you think of 60 million, over 60 million lives have been terminated since Roe versus Wade — this is a genocide against the unborn.” “Today, abortion is not illegal in the United States,” Franklin Graham continued. “Of course, it’s going back to the states to decide … [Read more...] about Franklin Graham: ‘I’m Just So Thankful’ for Trump and Pence Nominating Conservative Justices
A series of blockbuster congressional hearings that have shocked Americans with eye-popping allegations of a plot by Donald Trump to steal the 2020 election went on a break this week as investigators began taking stock of new evidence. Legal experts say the damning testimony against Trump provided by figures from the Republican political establishment over the last two weeks have amply confirmed a pattern of presidential misconduct that led inexorably to the January 6 2021 insurrection. But Washington remains split over whether his election disinformation campaign and intense pressure on local officials and poll workers to overturn his defeat to Joe Biden amount to prosecutable crimes. With no more public presentations expected until mid-July, here are some key takeaways from the committee’s first five hearings. The story so far With the committee attempting to distill documents and testimony from 1,000-plus witnesses, the hearings could easily have been messy. Instead, it … [Read more...] about ‘Conspiracy by Trump’, Path Ahead: Five Key Takeaways from the US Capitol Riot Hearings
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump sent a "confusing" message to Libya when he recently praised a military strongman waging war on the country's internationally recognized government, the Libyan deputy prime minister told NBC News. Ahmed Omar Maiteeg said the president's phone call in April with Khalifa Haftar — a renegade general whose militia forces are pressing an offensive on the capital, Tripoli — and the White House statement that followed it took his government by surprise. "The phone call from Gen. Haftar to President Trump was confusing to us. Because we see the U.S. govt as a our main ally," Maiteeg said in an interview with NBC News. It was the first time Libya had encountered such a "confused message" from a country it counted on as a reliable partner, he said. But Maiteeg said he was hopeful that the United States would stick by the U.N.-recognized government and he came away encouraged from discussions with State Department officials during a U.S. visit … [Read more...] about Libyan government appeals for U.S. backing after ‘confusing’ message from Trump
Libya's latest upheaval comes at the hands of a mustachioed military strongman who lived in the U.S. for 20 years, has past links with the CIA, and recently spoke on the phone with President Donald Trump about their "shared vision" for the country. The North African nation has been divided, lawless and verging on becoming a failed state ever since NATO intervention, including American airstrikes, helped topple dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. Two rival governments continue to claim power in a country destabilized by warring militias and Islamist fighters. Amid this chaos, experienced warlord Khalifa Haftar earlier this month launched an offensive on the capital, Tripoli, where the internationally recognized government is based. Rival factions battle house-to-house for control of Libya's capital April 29, 2019 00:55 It is the latest development in a bewilderingly complex crisis, where several groups are vying for control but with … [Read more...] about Who is Khalifa Haftar, whose forces are attacking Tripoli, Libya?
Malaysia: * Covid-19 Watch: 2,512 new cases, three deaths recorded on June 24 * 2030 Agenda: Malaysia forwards three proposals to boost international cooperation * HR and Home Ministries to meet with stakeholders on labour shortage issue, says Dr Wee * MMEA nabs three men in connection with human trafficking * Two M'sian teens finally arrive home after being duped into foreign job scam * Radzi: Densely populated areas to get priority for new schools * Robotics in M'sia can be expanded, says Dr Adham * Govt in discussion with poultry industry players to set new chicken ceiling price * Women represent 3.2% of Malaysian seafarers, says Deputy Minister * Perlis first state to successfully implement 'Agenda Nasional Malaysia Sihat', says Khairy * Korean arrivals helping Sabah's tourism recovery * Over RM5.2bil lost to commercial crime in 2020 to 2022, says IGP Singapore's Jonathan Eu Jin Tan, Singapore's Ardi Azman, Singapore's Jing Wen Quah and Singapore's … [Read more...] about Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Saturday (June 25, 2022)
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 Amy Martin was 14 years old when Roe v. Wade was decided, establishing a right to abortion that she took for granted for nearly five decades. Martin was 56 when the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, a right she took advantage of when she married her partner of 30 years last year. And when the court overturned that first decision on Friday, with Justice Clarence Thomas writing in his opinion that the court should next reexamine cases granting LGBTQ rights, Martin found herself seized with new terror that the second one could also fall. "What if gay marriage is the next thing?" said Martin, 63, who recently retired from her job at a Cleveland law office, and whose health-care benefits come from her wife's policy. "The fabric of our country and what it's been based on, it's fraying." As the implications of the court's abortion decision continued to … [Read more...] about The Supreme Court prompts the question: Who gets rights in America?