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These are the 100-day accomplishments Trump is touting – CNN

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

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Analysis: A Le Pen wins more acceptance than ever in France – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

PARIS — When France last put a Le Pen onto the threshold of the presidential Elysee Palace, one step from power, it could write off the 2002 election shock as a mere accident. Jean-Marie Le Pen squeezed into the winner-takes-all runoff against Jacques Chirac with just 17 percent of the vote, a record low. Ashamed and stunned by the ultra-right leader’s breakthrough, French voters of all political persuasions regrouped for…

Trump’s grand plans collide with 100-day mark – CNN

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

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In Chicago, Obama tells young leaders that ‘special interests dominate the debates in Washington’ – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Former president Barack Obama visits with youth leaders Monday at the University of Chicago to promote community organizing, his first formal public appearance since leaving office. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) CHICAGO — In his first public appearance since leaving the White House in January, former president Barack Obama told young leaders here Monday that “special interests dominate the debates in Washington” and that he had failed to realize his “aspirational” goal of…

The Latest: Group decries the way statues are being removed – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Workers dismantle the Liberty Place monument, which commemorates a white paramilitary group that tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government. (Gerald Herbert/AP) On the same day that some southern states were honoring their rebel heritage, masked workers in New Orleans dismantled a monument to that past — chunk by chunk, under darkness and the protection of police snipers. “We will no longer allow the Confederacy to literally be put on a pedestal,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) said after a 19th-century obelisk…

France urged to reject Le Pen in presidential vote run-off – CNN

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

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New Orleans begins controversial removal of Confederate monuments – CNN

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

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A short history of presidents’ complicated relationship with the 100-day milestone – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

On Friday morning, Donald Trump had something to say about his first 100 days. In a tweet, he wrote “no matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill!” That tweet, which appears to recognize his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, followed his claim last Tuesday in Kansas that “no administration has accomplished…

The first brick hasn’t been set, and Trump’s border wall is already going south on him – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2017 Mexico won’t pay for it. Democrats hate it. Border-state Republicans don’t like it. Congressional Republican leaders would rather not undertake it. There could be an avoidable government shutdown over it. And yet President Trump’s budget director is…

Trump gets on the phone to Asia as another North Korea flashpoint looms – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

BEIJING — President Trump was working the phones Monday morning Asia time, speaking to his counterparts in China and Japan ahead of another key anniversary and potential flashpoint in North Korea. Just days after marking the birthday of founder Kim Il Sung with a massive military parade and missile test, there are concerns North Korea could stage a provocative missile or nuclear test Tuesday to mark the anniversary of its…

France Delivers Euro’s Latest Existential Question – New York Times

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

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Top Trump officials push border wall as government shutdown looms – The Hill

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

President Trump and top administration officials emphasized the necessity of funding the president’s proposed wall along the country’s southern border on Sunday, as talk of a possible government shutdown ramps up. Members of the president’s administration said they expect the government to remain open — and are skeptical that lawmakers would shut down the government over the proposed construction. Trump administration officials and GOP lawmakers warned of the consequences of…

Emmanuel Macron Mounts a Patriot’s Challenge to Marine Le Pen – New York Times

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

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Showdown looms as Trump demands funding for wall on US-Mexico border – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

President Trump and White House officials pressed congressional Republicans on Sunday to use the looming threat of a government shutdown to win funding for a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico, a top priority for the administration as it nears the symbolic 100-day mark. Trump wants funding to be included in a spending measure that would keep the government open past April 28, a determined effort…

Trump to sign executive orders on drilling, cybersecurity and a rural America task force – Politico

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Trump is planning to sign an executive order that will instruct the Interior Department to conduct a review of the areas currently available for offshore drilling. | AP Photo By Andrew Restuccia 04/23/17 08:42 PM EDT Updated 04/23/17 09:55 PM EDT 2017-04-23T09:55-0400 President Donald Trump will sign a series of executive orders this week on offshore drilling, cybersecurity, veterans affairs and agriculture, according to sources familiar with the administration’s plans….

Three children among five killed in Queens Village blaze – New York Daily News

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

A catastrophic Queens house fire killed three children and two adults, who were trapped in the home Sunday as devastated neighbors watched helplessly. Orange flames licked out from the windows of the two-story house on 208th St. near 112th Ave. in Queens Village when the first 911 call came in at 2:36 p.m. Firefighters battled valiantly, officials and witnesses said, but despite their best efforts, every victim…

North Korea detains US citizen as tensions rise – CNN

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Currently detained: Tony Kim, a university professor, was detained at the in Pyongyang for reasons currently unknown Otto Warmbier, a student at the University of Virginia, was sentenced to 15 years hard labor on charges the removal of a political sign Kim Dong Chul, the president of a company involved in international trade and hotel services, is serving 10 years on espionage charges Americans released in 2014: Kenneth Bae served…

Trump and Congress eye shutdown showdown over border wall – Politico

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

President Donald Trump and Congress are on a collision course over government funding this week, as the White House demands money for a border wall with Mexico and Democrats vow it will never see a penny. But just five days out from a government shutdown, Trump appears headed for disappointment. Democrats are signaling they’re unlikely to cave, and Hill Republicans are already pressing the administration to fight another day. Story…

Marine Le Pen: Islamism Has Declared War On Our Nation, On Reason, On Civilisation – Breitbart News

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has denounced radical Islam as “a monstrous totalitarian ideology that has declared war on our nation, on reason, on civilisation,” after a deadly Kalashnikov attack on police officers in Paris. “Hate preachers must be expelled, the Islamist mosques closed,” the Front National leader declared, lambasting the Socialist Party government as “notoriously feeble”. “We cannot afford to lose this war…

American detained in North Korea – Local 10

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

(CNN) – North Korea detained a US citizen for unknown reasons as he was planning to fly out of Pyongyang International Airport on Saturday morning. He is Kim Sang Duk, also known as Tony Kim, according to the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. The school said he was detained by authorities at the airport “after several weeks of service, teaching at PUST.” “We understand this detention is related to…

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