WorldThe president was upset. Watching TV in his White House residence, his usual morning routine, Donald Trump saw his intelligence chiefs kick the legs out from under yet another of his pet campaigns: Iran. Trump and two of his top national security officials had been suggesting for two years that the Islamic republic was still in pursuit of a nuclear weapon and posed a mortal threat to its neighbors and the West.But now, Dan Coats, his national intelligence director, was in a Capitol Hill hearing room saying that wasn’t true: Iran was living up to the letter of the deal the U.S. under President Barack Obama and five other nations had negotiated with the Middle Eastern country to dismantle its nuclear program, Coats said. Not only that, added CIA Director Gina Haspel, but Iran could well decide to restart the program if the sanctions that Trump had just reimposed—breaking America’s end of the bargain—weren’t lifted.Trump took to Twitter. Coats and … [Read more...] about America’s Next Phony War: Will Iran Be Trump’s Iraq?
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BRITISH far-right journalist Milo Yiannopoulos has had his book deal scrapped after videos emerged in which he appeared to condone paedophilia.The self-styled "super villain" of the internet has also had a number of events disrupted recently including one at a Kent school which was stopped due to pressure from the UK government.Milo is a Greek-born British journalist who writes for Breibart News - a conservative news and opinion US website.In 2011, the 33-year-old founded The Kernel, an online tabloid magazine about technology.He is a vocal critic of feminism, Islam, social justice, political correctness and is an avid Donald Trump fan.The brash provocateur's first taste of controversy came during his coverage of the Gamergate scandal which involved accusations of sexism in the video game industry.The Brit writer claimed the scandal was being fuelled by an “army of sociopathic feminist programmers”.He also published parts of a private mailing list which he said … [Read more...] about Who is Milo Yiannopoulos and why has his book been cancelled? Donald Trump supporter and Brietbart editor – all you need to know
Survivors of the deadly school shooting in Florida have blasted Donald Trump over his response to the attack, saying it was needlessly divisive. "You're the president. You're supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us," said David Hogg, a 17-year-old student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida, speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press." "How dare you," he added. Mr Hogg was responding to the US president's tweet on Saturday that asked "why didn't" the Democrats pass gun control measures during the brief time they controlled Congress with a supermajority in the Senate. Mr Trump also criticised the FBI's failure to act on tips that the suspect was dangerous, saying they spent "too much time" investigating Russia's role in the 2016 election. The president was at his Florida estate on Sunday but did not mention the attack in a series of tweets. After more than a day of criticism from the students, the White House … [Read more...] about ‘How dare you divide us,’ Florida school shooting survivors tell Trump
By Jeremy Kelley, Staff Writer State Sen. Peggy Lehner said she will push for new law this year preventing Ohio schools from expelling or suspending their youngest students.Lehner, chair of the Ohio Senate Education Committee, told a group of Dayton-area education leaders last week that 36,000 Ohio students in kindergarten through fourth grade were expelled from school last year. “I’m drafting (the bill) right now, and I know it’s going to be a very heavy lift, but I think it’s very important,” said Lehner, R-Kettering. “We need to ban the practice of suspension and expulsion of young children.” RELATED: Role of police in schools debated Speaking at a gathering about equity in education, Lehner said nearly all of those 36,000 young students expelled were children in poverty. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Retail alert: Subway is closing 500 restaurants 2 Who's in Jail | Latest … [Read more...] about Ohio could ban schools from expelling youngest students
The Democratic Party has filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the campaign of Donald Trump, the Russian government and Wikileaks, alleging all three conspired to swing the 2016 presidential election and saying the former reality television star did so “gleefully”. In the latest twist to a saga that has consumed much of the Trump presidency, a lawsuit filed in New York by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) claims senior members of the Trump campaign collaborated with the Russian government and its military spy agency in order to help the now-president and hurt his rival, Hillary Clinton. Among those named in the suit are Mr Trump’s eldest son and his son-in-law. “During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and it found a willing and active partner in Donald Trump’s campaign,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement on Friday morning. “This constituted an act of unprecedented … [Read more...] about Democratic Party sues Trump, Russia government and Wikileaks alleging they conspired to disrupt the 2016 presidential election
US president Donald Trump is planning on visiting the UK in the summer, it is reported. Mr Trump has not visited the UK since he was elected to the White House in November 2016, with a potential visit to London to open the US Embassy in January not taking place. The Daily Mail report a visit from Mr Trump has been “pencilled in” for July, while the Daily Telegraph quoted an unnamed US official saying the president was looking at coming in the “late summer”. Picture: (Getty Images /Pool / Pool) Mr Trump cancelled a visit to the UK to open the new American embassy, criticising its move from Grosvenor Square in the prestigious Mayfair district of central London to an “off location” at Nine Elms, south of the Thames. The president blamed the cost of the new embassy and its location south of the River Thames, saying it was a “bad deal”. Read more Democrats' lawsuit is a ‘victory’ regardless of outcome, expert says His … [Read more...] about Donald Trump plans to visit UK ‘this summer’ in spite of anticipated protests