Donald Trump Asked To ‘Stop Golfing And Concede’ By Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan
On Sunday, President Donald Trump and Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Maryland) got into an angry exchange over Twitter.Reports show that Hogan spent millions of dollars on COVID-19 tests from South Korea that have proven to be inaccurate, and Maryland has had a recent surge in COVID cases. Trump shared this on his Twitter, writing that “Hogan is just as bad as the flawed tests he paid big money for!”Hogan spent $9.5 million for 500,000 COVID tests, and another $2.5 million on replacement tests when he found that the original were faulty.Hogan has said that the report is false, and responded to Trump’s tw...
'That is a lucky bird': Trump pardons Corn, the Thanksgiving turkey
Pardoning season is upon us.President Donald Trump, who’s rumored to be considering pardons for a handful of humans before he leaves office, extended the executive reprieve to a turkey at the White House on Tuesday and gushed about how “lucky” the Thanksgiving fowl was.Playing along with the decades-old Thanksgiving tradition, Trump pardoned an Iowa-bred turkey named Corn, who will now live out its life at a university in the Hawkeye State.“Look at that beautiful, beautiful bird,” Trump said in the Rose Garden. “So lucky, that is a lucky bird.”Trump and first lady Melania Trump then walked ove...
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Australia 'turns softer on China'
Sydney, Australia Photo: XinhuaAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, US President Donald Trump's "man of titanium" when it comes to anti-China moves, offered an olive branch to China amid the White House power transition, which pundits regard as opportunistic behavior under domestic economic pressure and adjustment of the nation's China policy.Morrison, who recently made a speech to the UK think tank Policy Exchange, said that Australia should not have to pick a side between its alliance with the US and "mutually beneficial relationship" with China, explaining that Australia's actions were...
Trump govt’s final crazy moves over Taiwan will meet consequences
US President Donald Trump Photo: AFPA two-star Navy admiral overseeing US military intelligence in the Asia-Pacific region made an unannounced visit to the island of Taiwan on Sunday afternoon, according to Reuters and Taiwan media. There has been no direct response from Taiwan authorities or the Pentagon yet.Despite the absence of an official confirmation, the visit is real considering how the "source reporting" of the US media usually turns out to be true, and based on US political culture. It is also most likely that the visit was "arranged" to be revealed through the media, not the governm...
Editorial: Give it up: As GSA begins transition, President Trump's flailing still corrodes trust in democratic institutions
Maybe Donald Trump finally sees that the trash compactor walls are closing in. After otherwise loyal Republicans increasingly acknowledged that his legal options are exhausted and urged the transition to President-elect Joe Biden to begin immediately, Trump allowed the General Services Administration to finally allow the process to proceed.Pray this means the famously adolescent and mercurial president is prepared to transform into something approximating a grownup, acknowledging the election results he still refuses to fully accept and enabling a full and smooth passing of the baton to Biden,...
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President Donald Trump celebrates Dow 30,000. Recovery on the way?
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump held a brief, straightforward, but upbeat press conference Tuesday. The centerpiece of the occasion? A celebratory announcement that this week’s astounding stock market rally that today carried the widely followed Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) up and over the 30,000 point mark. In the midst of a major, ongoing recovery, Dow 30,000 sets a new, all-time high in the market, at least for the 30 large-cap stocks making up the DJIA. (White House video clip below.)Economic policies of President Donald Trump reverse the negative effect of Covid-19 on US stocks...
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Thanksgiving Day 2020 stock market hours and settlement dates
WASHINGTON – Thanksgiving Day 2020 is nearly upon us. We can all give thanks that we’ve actually survived to celebrate anything at this point. Meanwhile, President Trump pardoned a pair of turkeys Tuesday in a traditional but always tongue-in-cheek White House tradition. (Expect to hear from PETA on this barbaric ceremony.) That semi-oficially kicks off this year’s long Thanksgiving Weekend holiday, a time for celebrating our freedoms each year with friends and family. It also serves as a prelude to the Thanksgiving Day 2020 stock market trading and settlement day schedules. Of which, more ano...
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Editorial: Biden builds a solid foreign policy team
Global challenges won’t wait for President Donald Trump to accept his clear defeat. So President-elect Joe Biden has been wise not to wait either, especially when it comes to forming his foreign policy team.Biden’s announcement of several key posts sends a signal to adversarial nations and transnational actors who would seek to seize advantage of the current administration’s dysfunction — as well as to U.S. allies alienated by Trump’s treatment — that a seasoned, sensible team will guide the United States in the next administration.Leading the list is Antony Blinken, Biden’s choice for secreta...
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Pennsylvania certifies Biden election win
New York (AFP) - Pennsylvania officially certified Democrat Joe Biden's election victory in the state over Donald Trump on Tuesday, a day after the president agreed to a transition but stopped short of conceding.Governor Tom Wolf tweeted that the Pennsylvania Department of State had "certified" the results of the November 3 vote, after Michigan did the same on Monday, in the latest setback to Trump's attempts to overturn his defeat."As required by federal law, I've signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the slate of electors for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris," Wolf wrote, referring to Penns...
URGENT: Dow tops 30,000 for 1st time on transition hope
New York stocks soared Tuesday, briefly sending the Dow above the 30,000 threshold for the first time in U.S. history, as investors grew optimistic about the economic outlook following the start of the transition of power from U.S. President Donald Trump to President-elect Joe Biden.