GSA Head Emily Murphy Formally Begins Transition To Biden Administration After 3 Week Delay
The Trump administration’s head of the General Services Administration Emily Murphy formally cleared the path for the incoming Biden administration on Monday.While President Donald Trump has yet to concede the presidential election, Murphy’s announcement, which will allow for President-elect Joe Biden‘s team to access briefings, office space, secure computers and other government services, in order to begin the transition process between administration.Her decision effectively releases more than $6 million to Biden’s transition team for hiring, travel and transition-related expenses. It also g...
My administration is committed to high standard in customary law process – Okowa
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Monday, reaffirmed that his administration would continue to strengthen the processes and structures that would enhance standards in customary law processes in the state.Okowa gave the assurance while swearing-in Justice Patience Elumeze as Acting President of the Customary Court of Appeal in the state in Asaba.He said that his administration would also continue to promote the growth and development of native laws and customs in the state, adding that the government would leave no stone unturned to improve the welfare and working conditions of the bench a...
General Motors abandons Trump administration in legal fight over California standards
DETROIT — General Motors Co. is abandoning a legal battle between the Trump administration and California over the state’s right to set its own standards for greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy rules, the automaker said Monday, and urging other automakers to do the same.The move signals a recognition by GM that its electrification and zero emissions strategy is more closely aligned with the priorities of the incoming presidential administration, and that it is preparing for the likelihood of more unified auto industry regulations under President-elect Joe Biden.On the campaign trail, Bid...
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John M. Crisp: Trump's awkward exit leaves behind a big problem
At best, President Donald Trump’s exit from the White House is ungraceful. At some point, it becomes disgraceful. And then dangerous. In fact, it already has.For example, our nation is not in a good place with the pandemic; no one could credibly argue otherwise. Whether a different president could have done a better job of handling the virus is no longer important. What is important is a smooth transition of our virus response between the administration that got us where we are and the administration that has to see us through the pandemic. This is not happening.But other dangerous things are ...
Tribune News Service
Joe Biden has underestimated Iran – opinion
As the United States begins to transition away from the Trump administration, there is already great concern when it comes to the future Biden administration and Iran. Whether or not one supports President-elect Joe Biden, every American – and Israeli – should be concerned at the idea of a US president who is unwilling to see Iran for the sinister player in the Middle East it is.For years, Iran has been meddling in Syria (and the rest of the Middle East) and serving as a destabilizing and violent force – by funding and aiding terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah, training Syrian forces to...
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Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration
Speaking this week about his upcoming autobiography, Barack Obama solemnly confided with his interviewer that he is "still haunted by the tragedy of Syria"."That's going to be discussed mostly in volume two of the book because it primarily happens in my second term… I'll have to make sure people buy the second volume," Obama chuckles with the reporter.His abrasive wisecrack did not go down well with Syrians, many already believing the former president's suspicions of the Syrian revolution was a major factor in its bloody unravelling from a peaceful uprising into the soul-wrenching horror show ...
Filipino interest in the incoming Biden administration
Filipino interest in the incoming Biden administrationAs expected, the whole world continues to watch the developments unfold with the followers of President Donald Trump questioning the results of the recent US presidential election and alleging widespread fraud, while the camp of former vice president Joe Biden is considering legal action to compel the General Services Administration to formally start the process of transition.Obviously, there is a high level of interest among many people across the globe – Filipinos most especially – about the possible impact of a Biden administration in te...
Will Israel’s interests be preserved under any US administration?
The Republican Party’s campaign in Israel and its headquarters, which was set up again this year for the reelection of US President Donald Trump, aims to reach two different populations with similar views. The first is the population of American citizens living in Israel. The voting public in Israel is diverse, and, like the entire Jewish people, it encompasses many different communities. But alongside the differences and diversity, widespread support and gratitude were noticeable in the current campaign for the president’s activities in favor of the State of Israel during his four-year tenure...
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Trump administration pushes ahead with executions despite defeat
Washington (AFP) - A convicted murderer was put to death Thursday as President Donald Trump's administration pushes ahead with executions of criminals, despite a tradition of outgoing governments refraining from the practice.Orlando Hall, whose trial was tainted by racism according to his lawyers, was killed by lethal injection at an Indiana jail, the Justice Department said.Hall, an African American, was convicted in 1995 of participating in the kidnapping, rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, Lisa Rene, and received a death sentence.He was executed Thursday night by an injection of pentoba...
'Terrorist' tag for Yemen's Houthis raises fears of aid blocks
Indications that the US is considering declaring Yemen's Houthi rebels a "terrorist organisation" have alarmed humanitarian groups who say it could cripple aid delivery and tip the country into famine.The Iran-backed Houthis are at the centre of a flurry of diplomacy as the administration of US President Donald Trump, which has made isolating its arch foe Tehran a centrepiece of its regional policy, enters its final weeks.Officials confirmed to AFP reports that the US is laying the groundwork for a designation of the rebel group, which controls the capital Sanaa and much of the north after a g...