Aides got Trump to delay tariffs by telling
Aides got Trump to delay tariffs by telling President it could 'ruin Christmas' CNNTrump phones supporter he mocked for having a 'weight problem' | TheHill The HillThe man Trump mocked as heavyset at his New Hampshire rally was a Trump supporter The Washington PostOpinion: Trump tries to win over New Hampshire voters — by shamelessly lying to them Los Angeles TimesFrom Trump Boom to Trump Gloom The New York TimesView full coverage on Google News
Posted on 17 August 2019 | 7:54 am
How Hong Kong got trapped in a cycle of
How Hong Kong got trapped in a cycle of violence BBC NewsSome Hong Kong protesters wonder if they're going too far Los Angeles TimesHong Kongers rally against government on night of storms Reuters'Protect the students': Hong Kong teachers join protests Aljazeera.comHong Kong Protests Lead to Police Standoffs, but No Clashes The New York TimesView full coverage on Google News
Posted on 17 August 2019 | 7:17 am
Epstein spent last days emptying vending
Epstein spent last days emptying vending machines with lawyers Business InsiderNew York medical examiner: Jeffrey Epstein's death was a suicide by hanging Fox NewsMedical examiner rules Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide CBS Evening NewsJeffrey Epstein Autopsy Results Show He Hanged Himself in Suicide The New York TimesEpstein isn’t the only one. Too many people kill themselves in jail. Washington PostView full coverage on Google News
Posted on 17 August 2019 | 7:00 am
Mormons warns that coffee, vaping are no-nos
Mormons warns that coffee, vaping are no-nos despite fancy names, alluring flavors Fox NewsThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned ...View full coverage on Google News
Posted on 17 August 2019 | 7:00 am
New ceramic and titanium Apple Watch models
New ceramic and titanium Apple Watch models spotted in watchOS 6 beta The VergeAn Apple insider with a stellar track record just leaked Apple Watch Series 5 details BGRHere are all of the new products Apple is expected to launch by the end of the year Business InsiderKuo: Apple Watch Series 5 Lineup to Launch in Fall With OLED Displays Supplied by Japan Display MacRumorswatchOS 6 assets reveal new Apple Watch models coming in titanium and ceramic cases 9to5MacView full coverage on Google News
Posted on 17 August 2019 | 6:10 am
Portland, Oregon, awaits right-wing rally,
More than two dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the Federal Protective Service, were in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday to help police there monitor a right-wing rally that's expected to draw demonstrators from around the U.S. Self-described anti-fascists have vowed to confront the rally while leaders from the far right urged their followers to turn out in large numbers to protest the arrests of six members of right-wing groups in the run-up to the event.
Posted on 17 August 2019 | 8:58 am
'Portland is being watched very
* President links leftwing ‘antifa’ groups to terror * Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson surrenders to authorities In a photograph from 4 August, a protester participates in a rally in Portland, Oregon. Photograph: Mark Graves/APAs Portland prepared for what may be one of the biggest political demonstrations of the US summer, which authorities expected would lead to violence, Donald Trump threw into the mix a characteristically explosive tweet.“Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an ‘ORGANIZATION OF TERROR’,” the president wrote from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey on Saturday morning. “Portland is being watched very closely. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!”“Antifa” is a collective term for a loose affiliation of anti-fascist groups. Such counter-protesters have clashed with far right activists in the Oregon city throughout the Trump era, some of them wearing “black bloc” attire and face masks.The Texas Republican Ted Cruz has proposed a Senate resolution which would designate antifa as a domestic terrorist group. The resolution says Rose City Antifa, a prominent group in Portland, as “explicitly rejects the authority of law enforcement officers in the United States”.In Portland on Friday, longtime rightwing leader Joey Gibson turned himself in to city authorities. Outside the Multnomah County Justice Center, Gibson told reporters, and his supporters via Facebook, the arrest warrant against him was “without a doubt an assault on the first amendment”.“I have never been violent,” he said.The 35-year-old is one of six men associated with rightwing rallies in the city to be arrested or charged since 7 August, relating to a violent incident on 1 May at Cider Riot, a bar favored by the left.Video shows men who have attended Gibson’s Patriot Prayer rallies in the city, and who arrived at the bar in his company, exchanging pepper spray with bar patrons, striking people with batons and fighting.Gibson claimed the charges against him were “completely political. This is [Portland mayor] Ted Wheeler doing everything he can because he’s been caught.” He accused Wheeler, a Democrat, of “coordinating with” and “protecting” anti-fascist demonstrators, a refrain in his speeches since 2017.A booking photo shows Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson. Photograph: Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office/APGibson’s attorney, Multnomah county Republican chair James Buchal, said in a statement the charges were “part and parcel of the dishonest campaign by Portland leaders to blame out-of-town demonstrators for violence that began and persists because antifa wants to shut down any rightwing demonstrations in Portland”.Asked via email if he thought the charges were timed in relation to the weekend rally, Buchal answered: “Yes.”Gibson has organized protests in the city under the banner of the organization he founded, Patriot Prayer. Several have become violent.Gibson’s critics have pointed to the presence at times of members of white nationalist groups like Identity Evropa and the PDX Stormers. But above all the events have been characterized by the growing presence of the Proud Boys, a “western chauvinist” group.The Proud Boys have played a leading role in the organization of Saturday’s event. The main promoter, Joe Biggs, is a Proud Boy, a combat veteran and a sometime presenter on the Infowars conspiracy channel.Biggs has issued a series of threats to “antifa” in recent weeks, leading up to an event framed by the right as a response to the conservative writer Andy Ngo being milkshaked – having a drink poured over him – and punched at a rally in Portland on 29 June.The event’s Facebook page and a page started by Biggs following an initial ban were removed from the site on Friday. That afternoon, Biggs posted to the encrypted messaging app Telegram photographs of he and other men lifting weights in a back yard.City authorities spent the day fortifying the waterfront area where attendees at the un-permitted “Amend Domestic Terrorism” rally are expected to face counter-protesters. In the afternoon, the Portland Bureau of Transportation began ferrying in concrete barriers.In a press conference, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) spokeswoman Lt Tina Jones said it had been assessed that the event was likely to be “beyond the resources” of her department, even though all leave had been cancelled for the day.PPB issued a list of partner agencies helping with enforcement, crowd management and preparation. It included police departments statewide, Oregon state police, the FBI and various municipal authorities.Earlier in the week, Mayor Wheeler assembled members of 90 community organizations in Portland’s central square. He denounced violence and announced a no-tolerance policy for lawbreakers at the rally.
Posted on 17 August 2019 | 8:06 am
Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in
Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision by India's government to downgrade the Muslim-majority region's autonomy. Shahid Choudhary, a government administrator in Srinagar, the region's main city, said restrictions were being lifted in most areas and government offices were open. "Situation remains peaceful," they said on Twitter.
Posted on 17 August 2019 | 6:39 am
Trump to drop out of 2020 race within
Donald Trump will quit the 2020 race and not seek re-election, according to a former top aide.Anthony Scaramucci, the short-lived White House communications director, said the president will likelu quit the race in March to avoid the humiliation of defeat.“He’s gonna drop out of the race because it’s gonna become very clear. Okay, it’ll be March of 2020. He’ll likely drop out by March of 2020. It’s gonna become very clear that it’s impossible for him to win,” he said in an interview with Vanity Fair.“He’s got the self-worth in terms of his self-esteem of a small pigeon. It’s a very small pigeon. And so you think this guy’s gonna look at those poll numbers and say — he’s not gonna be able to handle that humiliation.”He also encouraged a primary challenger to take on Mr Trump, using a Game of Thrones analogy to make his case. “You know, this is like ‘Game of Thrones.’ We need an Arya Stark, okay? We gotta take this guy out because this is like the Night King.“The minute the Night King is vaporised, all the zombies are gonna fall by the wayside, right? We had the Wicked Witch of the West, but he is the Wicked Witch of the West Wing. We gotta get some water thrown on him. He’ll start melting.”In recent weeks, Scaramucci has escalated the feud with his old boss, saying Mr Trump would eventually “turn” on the “entire country”, and likening him to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.He also claimed this week that Twitter temporarily locked him out of his account after he called Mr Trump “the fattest president” after the president fat-shamed a protester.Mr Trump has previously hit back at Scaramucci, saying he was “incapable” of handling his White House role - which lasted just a few days - and would “do anything to come back in”.
Posted on 17 August 2019 | 6:02 am
Everything you need to know about Scott
Here's everything you should know about Scott Borgerson, his company CargoMetrics, and the CEO's alleged connection to Ghislaine Maxwell.
Posted on 17 August 2019 | 5:14 am