Despite protest, Senate drops one nominee, confirms five for PENCOM
Despite the protest, the Senate on Tuesday confirmed Aisha Umar (North East) as the Director-General of the National Pension Commission (PENCOM).This followed the adoption of the screening report presented by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matters, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau.The report overruled the petition written by the Minority Leader, Senator Eyinaya Abaribe, against her nomination as the Director General-designate.Abaribe had argued that Umar from the North East was not from the same zone as the immediate past DG, Mrs. Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, from the...
Two and a Half Men star dead at 77
The 77-year-old Emmy Award nominee passed away on Monday (12Oct20) at Sherman Oaks Hospital in California.Ferrell, who portrayed housekeeper Berta on TV for 12 years, also appeared on L.A. Law, Good Times, E/R, Grace and Frankie, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.Her shocked Two and a Half Men co-stars were quick to offer tributes to the actress they called Chatty.In a tweet, Charlie Sheen called Ferrell "an absolute sweetheart" and "a consummate pro", calling her death "a shocking and painful loss"."Berta, your housekeeping was a tad suspect, your 'people' keeping was perfect," he added.Jon Cryer ...
Once more, the 'creepy' part of 'Creepy Joe Biden' comes front and center as Dem nominee makes gut-churning remark about young girls dancing
By Duncan SmithJoe Biden has made a career, sadly, out of racist, bigoted, sexist remarks.He’s been credibly accused of what essentially amounts to rape by former staffer Tara Reade (again, just this week in fact).And we all know about his touchy-feely history around women.And young girls.The ‘creepy’ part of “Creepy Joe Biden” came out again on Monday during a campaign stop in Miami, and of course, the garbage leftist media is ignoring it because a) President Trump didn’t say it; and b) The media is the Democrat Party’s propaganda wing.The New York Post has the details:After their flight, the...
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Pandemic sharpens Senate struggle over Trump's high-court nominee
Washington (AFP) - While Donald Trump is intent on getting his recent Supreme Court nominee confirmed before the November 3 presidential election, the eruption of Covid-19 into the Senate and the innermost circles of the White House has complicated the calendar.A week ago, in the midst of his re-election campaign, the president summoned 150 invitees to a pomp-filled ceremony on the White House lawn -- with few masks in evidence -- to announce his nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the now-vacant ninth seat on the US Supreme Court. Trump is counting on his choice of the conservative judge...
What happens if a US presidential candidate exits the race?
Washington (AFP) - A US presidential nominee has never died or had to withdraw from a White House race this close to an election.But President Donald Trump's hospitalization for coronavirus just a month from the November 3 vote has raised the question of what happens if such an event should occur.Trump is 74 years old and while his opponent Joe Biden is reportedly in relatively good health at 77 he is the oldest Democratic nominee ever.Here is a look at some of the potential scenarios in the event a nominee exits the race:Delay the presidential election?Unlikely. Congress set the date for the ...
What happens if a US presidential candidate exits the race?
A US presidential nominee has never died or had to withdraw from a White House race this close to an election. But President Donald Trump's hospitalisation for coronavirus just a month from the November 3 vote has raised the question of what happens if such an event should occur.Trump is 74 years old and while his opponent Joe Biden is reportedly in relatively good health at 77 he is the oldest Democratic nominee ever.Here is a look at some of the potential scenarios in the event a nominee exits the race:Delay the presidential election?Unlikely. Congress set the date for the election and this ...
Trump's Supreme Court nominee represented Iranian exile group in fight to end terror designation
PresidentDonald Trump's latest pick for the USSupreme Courtonce represented an exiledIranian opposition groupin its bid to be removed from a list of foreign terrorist organisations.Amy Coney Barrettwas on a team of five lawyers representing theNational Council of Resistance of Iran(NCRI) and its US office between 2000 and 2001,The Washington Postreported.Barrett wasnominatedby Trump last week to take JusticeRuth Bader Ginsburg's seat in the Court following the liberal judge's death earlier this month.The conservative lawyer and her team aimed to help remove the Iranian opposition group from th...
Supreme Court nominee electrifies election
Trump nominates conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett for US Supreme Court on September 26. Photo: AFPUS President Donald Trump Saturday said he is nominating Amy Coney Barrette, a conservative federal appeals court judge, to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court. He also urged the Senate to move forward without delay to consider Barrett's nomination.Trump's electorate mainly comes from conservatives, who play a big role in the presidential election. Trump is obviously attempting to rev up this base by nominating one of them. In the short run, the nomination of a ...
Second lady Karen Pence rallies with evangelicals in Michigan
HOLLAND, Mich. — Second lady Karen Pence rallied in Holland on Friday in an effort to energize the evangelical base that played a key role in elevating President Donald Trump to victory in Michigan in 2016.Pence, speaking to a crowd of around 100 supporters in a tent outside Baker Lofts in Holland, noted Trump’s role in appointing conservative judges to federal courts and the administration’s staunch position against abortion.She also noted Trump’s planned announcement of a nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, which is expected Saturday.“Tomorrow, he pl...
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Trump narrows search for Supreme Court nominee to a pair of reliably conservative women
Two reliably conservative appeals court judges have emerged as President Donald Trump’s favorites to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as Republicans look to cement a right-wing majority on the Supreme Court before November’s election.Trump, who’s set to unveil his nominee at the White House on Saturday, is known to be mercurial and has kept conspicuously tight-lipped on his thought process since Ginsburg’s death at 87 last week.But Trump has promised that the nominee will be a woman and, according to numerous reports, he is zeroing in on Illinois U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barre...
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