THE TOPLINE: The Pentagon has effectively banned the Confederate battle flag ... while not explicitly banning the Confederate battle flag.In an effort to avoid the ire of President TrumpDonald John TrumpAmash confirms he won''t seek reelection Chicago mayor to White House press secretary: 'Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth' Pentagon mulling plan to ban Confederate flag without mentioning it by name: report MORE, who has vociferously defended the display of the Confederate flag, Defense Secretary Mark EsperMark EsperPentagon mulling plan to ban Confederate flag without mentioning it by name: report Overnight Defense: Space Force chooses 2,410 airmen to join ranks Fire aboard Navy ship extinguished Congress backs push for national cyber czar Overnight Defense: Esper announces new steps on diversity in military but memo silent on Confederate flag Defense bill amendment would sanction Russians over bounties US accuses Russia of planting landmines in Libya MORE unveiled a policy Friday that bans the flag by omission.
”The most outrageous lies are the ones about Covid 19. Everyone is lying, ” Chuck Woolery wrote. ”The CDC, Media, Democrats, our Doctors, not all but most, that we are told to trust. ” Woolery stated, without evidence, that the supposed lies were ”all about the election and keeping the economy from coming back. ” The state of the economy is seen as being Trump ''s strongest selling point for his reelection this fall.
Agence France Presse reported that Gu ni J hannesson, who took office in 2016 after running on a unity platform, won 92 percent of the vote in Saturday''s election against Gudmundur Franklin Jonsson.Jonsson made headlines during the campaign by praising Trump, whom he called a "true leader" who "looks out for his people" while accusing Iceland''s president of being "too passive."
Learn more from Brookings scholars about the global response to coronavirus (COVID 19) FixGov Trump s reelection campaign is in crisis William A. Galston Monday, June 29, 2020 FixGov FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrintSMSEmailMoreReddit The past three months have been a catastrophe for President Trump. With the odds against his reelection lengthening, and just 126 days until the election, the time to turn things around is dwindling. The president could still win a narrow victory, but only if everything breaks right.
Washington, D.C.''s most famous resident, President Trump, is basing his reelection around the idea that he remains an outsider from the country''s political establishment. Drew Angerer Getty Images hide caption
Less than five months before voters will decide his fate, President Donald Trump is confronting a vastly different political reality than he once envisioned. For starters, if the election were held today, he d likely lose. The president, West Wing advisers and campaign aides have grown increasingly concerned about his reelection chances as they ve watched Trump''s standing take a pummeling first on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and now during a nationwide wave of protests against racial injustice. His allies worry the president has achieved something his November foe had been unable to do: igniting enthusiasm in a Democratic Party base that''s been lukewarm to former Vice President Joe Biden.
NEWS IN THE NUMBERS March 11, 2020 5 key findings from our latest Election News Pathways survey, from impeachment to the Democratic raceBy John Gramlich The Democratic presidential primary field has narrowed substantially following the first several contests, and Donald Trump is ramping up his reelection campaign after being acquitted in his Senate impeachment trial in February. So how have Americans been navigating the torrent of election news they ve encountered so far in 2020?A new Pew Research Center survey, conducted Feb. 18 March 2, examines what Americans have heard and think about a host of election related topics, from Trump s acquittal in the Senate to the (rapidly shrinking) field of Democratic presidential contenders to the spread of made up news. We re releasing the full survey data today in our interactive data tool. Want to keep up with trends shaping the 2020 U.S. presidential election? Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter.
Gowdy knows a thing or two about congressional investigations. The former South Carolina congressman chaired the House Select Committee on Benghazi from 2014 to 2016, probing the 2012 terrorist attack on an American diplomatic compound in Libya that left a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead.Republicans turned to Gowdy at the time to give the Benghazi investigation a sheen of credibility amid accusations that it was a partisan fishing expedition against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was readying a campaign for president. Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, was held in high regard by his colleagues as one of the most skilled questioners and legal experts in Congress. (In 2018, after saying he would not seek reelection to Congress, Gowdy made news and angered the president and his allies when he challenged Trump 's unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that the FBI had spied on his 2016 campaign.)
Trudeau kicked off his bid to remain in office ahead of an Oct. 21 vote after meeting the country;s governor general and dissolving Parliament. "Canadians have an important choice to make, " Trudeau said. "Will we go back to the failed policies of the past or will we continue to move forward? "
Mueller s answer needs to be front and center as Congress decides its next move. If the president is reelected and serves his full term, the five year statute of limitations on obstruction of justice will run out before he leaves office. Thus, reelection would almost guarantee that Trump will never stand trial for his crimes. The only way Congress can ensure Trump is ever held accountable is to begin impeachment proceedings.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced Sunday that he will no longer seek reelection in 2020. Alex Wong Getty Images hide caption
According to NPR, the married couple, Hermine Ricketts and Tom Carroll, planted their first vegetables in their front yard for the first time in years on Monday, shortly after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisFormer sheriff running for reelection after suspension over Parkland shooting Florida gov signs law requiring felons to pay off fines before they can vote Two more deputies fired over response to Parkland shooting MORE (R) signed legislation into law that protects citizens rights to grow vegetables and fruit on their property. The law s passage marked the ending to a six year legal battle the couple had been embroiled in since their town ordered them to uproot a vegetable garden they had been growing in their front yard for 17 years in Miami Shores.
Zuzana Caputova, an anticorruption campaigner with no previous experience in public office, appears to be the leading contender as Slovaks go to the polls to elect their next president.The 45 year old Caputova, a liberal civic lawyer with the Progresivne Slovensko party, could become her country's first female head of state if preelection polls prove correct and she can defeat the 12 other candidates in the March 16 vote and manage to do so with an absolute majority.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Kyiv must join the European Union and NATO to protect itself from Russia as he officially launched his reelection campaign. Poroshenko, who is seeking a second five year term in the March 31 vote, accused Moscow of planning to interfere in the election. Poroshenko also charged that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to destroy Ukrainian independence and described the nation's presidential election as a "general battle for Ukraine. " "Only full fledged membership in the European Union and NATO can decisively and irrevocably guarantee our independence, national security, freedom, and well being, " Poroshenko told supporters in the capital on February 9. The 53 year old Poroshenko, one of Ukraine s richest men, came to power in the aftermath of the pro European Maidan protests that pushed Moscow friendly President Viktor Yanukovych out in February 2014. He has vocally advocated closer integration with the West and criticized Russia following Moscow's seizure of Ukraine s Crimea region and amid a continuing war against Russia backed separatists in the eastern region known as the Donbas. Recent polls indicate former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskyy will be Poroshenko's closest rivals in the March 31 election. Ukrainian election officials said a record 44 candidates have registered to run in the election.
This week 's midterm elections will be a referendum on President Donald Trump 's divisive persona and hardline policies. So far, opinion polls are suggesting there is a close call between the Democrats and the Republicans. However, even if Trump its the results he was hoping for this week, his reelection prospects for 2020 could still be threatened by ever emerging scandals and a likely pre 2020 economic downturn.Over the next seven years, Mr Trump is said to want growth of three percent or more.But this hasn 't happened since Ronald Reagan was president in the 1980s.President Trump may also not be successful in his next presidency bid due to split opinions over his personality. He lost the popular vote in 2016 by more than two percentage points.This was the same percentage that John McCain won in 2008, who lost to Barack Obama.
The company, which has upped its political activism since President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report MORE took office, is backing Rep. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenGOP affiliated voters outperforming Democrats in key states early voting: report Trump says Heller won lone Nevada Senate debate: 'He beat her very badly' Five takeaways from testy Heller Rosen debate in Nevada MORE in her challenge of Nevada Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerGOP affiliated voters outperforming Democrats in key states early voting: report Democrats slide in battle for Senate Biden: American values being 'shredded' under Trump MORE (R) and Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterDemocrats slide in battle for Senate Overnight Energy: Outdoor retailer Patagonia makes first Senate endorsements EPA withdraws Obama uranium milling rule NASA chief sees 'no reason' to dismiss UN climate report Trump on 'I love you' from rally crowd: 'I finally heard it from a woman' MORE in his Montana reelection bid against Republican Matt Rosendale.Rosen and Tester are the first election endorsements in Patagonia's history.
The fundraiser will officially be for his 2020 Senate reelection campaign, according to NBC News, but it is likely to fuel speculation that Booker is seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. NBC News reported that the fundraiser will be held at the home of Simon Kinberg, a Hollywood producer.
True, neither Sharif nor the army are actually running. The generals don t need to get directly involved in the vote, to be held in under a fortnight. Their long history of using proxies in Afghanistan and in India seems to have convinced them they can simply do the same in domestic politics in this case, through ex cricketer Imran Khan, whose 20 year quest to become prime minister may be within days of being fulfilled.As for Sharif, he s not allowed to take part. The military dictator Mohammad Zia Ul Haq, who ruled Pakistan in the 1980s, had as part of his Islamization process inserted a clause into the constitution demanding that all legislators be honest and righteous. In April, five judges of the Supreme Court decided that a three time prime minister on the brink of reelection was, in fact, the only person in history worth disqualifying for life under the clause.