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Obama re-emerges in public after avoiding political spotlight

Obama re-emerges in public after avoiding political spotlight

NBC Chicago reported that former President Obama will be discussing community organizing and civic engagement with "young leaders from area schools". While in Chicago , Mr Obama met privately on Sunday with a small group of young men to talk about gun and gang violence, his office said. 'The president and Mrs.


Fact Check: Sessions Tags Wrong City for Immigrant Crimes

Fact Check: Sessions Tags Wrong City for Immigrant Crimes

Many municipalities and law enforcement in sanctuary areas have also refused to help enforce immigration law and share information with federal authorities and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. The mayor also personally invited the attorney general and the president to say it to New York's face. "This is a community that is safe and that is thriving", said Christian Ramirez, Human Rights Director at Alliance San Diego.


Macron moves France into uncharted water

Macron moves France into uncharted water

Opinion polls put Macron ahead by over 20 points, a lead so large that a repeat of the Brexit surprise that spread turmoil in financial markets seemed highly unlikely. Twenty-nine people were detained at the Bastille, where protesters waved red flags and sang "No Marine and No Macron!" in anger at the results. "That "nightmare" scenario of Le Pen versus Melenchon is off the table", said Chris Konstantinos, director of worldwide portfolio management at RiverFront Investment Group in Richmond, ...


Welcome to biggest week of Trump's presidency

Welcome to biggest week of Trump's presidency

In a hypothetical rematch with these numbers, Trump wold not only beat Clinton again, but would capture the popular vote, which he lost in the 2016 election. Bush was at 56% and Bill Clinton at 52%. U.S. President Donald Trump looks on as Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks at a signing ceremony at the Treasury Department in Washington , U.S., April 21, 2017.


United States hits Syria with new sanctions

United States hits Syria with new sanctions

The decision to expand sanctions on Syria comes less than a month after the USA fired a barrage of missiles on a Syrian airfield. Tel Aviv: US defence secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that Syria had dispersed its warplanes in recent days and that it retained chemical weapons, an issue he said would have to be taken up diplomatically.


Trump tax plan may produce some short-term budget issues - Mnuchin

Trump tax plan may produce some short-term budget issues - Mnuchin

White House aides and lawmakers have said the work is proceeding more slowly, with fundamental questions still unresolved about which taxes would be targeted and how rates would change. Mnuchin said the United States expected to be treated as it treats others. Although Trump has promised the biggest tax cut in US history, some economists say that can not be achieved without adding trillions of dollars in federal debt.