Tag: President

Facebook Suspends President Trump for Two Years or Longer

Facebook announced Friday it is suspending President Trump for a minimum of two years until January 7, 2023 and will condition reinstatement on experts’ opinions on whether Trump being on Facebook and sister properties including Instagram poses a “serious risk to public safety.”Trump’s suspension was imposed the day after the January 6 Capitol riots during Congress’ certification of the Electoral College votes for president and vice president that stopped the proceedings for several hours. Last month, the Oversight Board upheld Facebook’s suspension of former US President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts following his...

President Biden Marks One-Year Anniversary of Death of George Floyd

President Biden will meet on Tuesday with relatives of George Floyd to mark the anniversary of his death and the start of a nationwide racial reckoning against police brutality.The meeting at the White House will be private, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during a news conference on Monday. Several members of the family, with whom Ms. Psaki said Mr. Biden have developed relationships, will attend, including several siblings, and his daughter, Gianna.A video of the killing of Mr. Floyd in Minneapolis — which showed an officer kneeling on his neck for nine...

Ex-GOP Senator Flake Whines About ‘Awful’ Liz Cheney Ousting – GOP Is ‘President Trump’s Party Now’

Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) went on CNN on Friday morning to complain about Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) being ousted as the Republican Conference chair. He claimed that Cheney’s ousting over her opposition to former President Donald Trump was a “loyalty test” for House Republicans. ‘It’s Been An Awful Week For Republicans’ “It’s been an awful week for Republicans,” Flake said. “Liz Cheney did a stellar job in explaining why she did what she did. I mean, that speech on the House floor and then her interviews afterward, it’s been a bad week for...

Hillary Clinton Gives Biden An ‘A’ Grade – Says We Don’t Need To Worry President Will Say ‘Drink Bleach’

The two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke out on Sunday to discuss President Joe Biden’s first one hundred days in office, saying that she would give him an “A” grade for his efforts. “Madam Secretary, give President Biden a grade, overall first 100 days, how is he faring?” asked host Fareed Zakaria. Clinton Gushes Over Biden  “I give him an ‘A,’ and I’m a hard grader,” Clinton replied. “I would give him an “A” on effort. He’s done a couple of things so well, Fareed. He has once again embodied and modeled what a...

Canadian Parliament backs Halifax Security Forum’s decision to honor Taiwan’s president

The motion comes a few days after POLITICO reported that Canadian officials told HFX organizers that the government would pull its support from the event if the John McCain Prize went to Tsai. Canada is a top sponsor of the forum. Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan has since denied that the Trudeau government threatened to withhold funding over the organizers’ plan for the award. Sajjan, however, declined to answer Monday when pressed by Conservative lawmakers to say if he would endorse Tsai for such a prize. The minister told a committee hearing that HFX...

President Biden, the Obamas, and Celebrities Will Participate in Covid-19 Vaccination TV Special

President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, former First Lady Michelle Obama, and a slew of celebrities will participate in a Covid-19 vaccination television special to encourage as many Americans as possible to get vaccinated. The event, “Roll Up Your Sleeves,” airs Sunday on NBC. It aims to “educate viewers, raise awareness and dispel concerns surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines,” according to the event’s organizers, who released details this morning. Biden, in particular, will speak about the importance of getting vaccinated in order to “beat the pandemic, protect loved ones and continue the road to recovery.”...

Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan’s President, Has Little Sway Over Its Future

KABUL, Afghanistan — He attends international conferences, meets with diplomats, recently inaugurated a dam and delivers patriotic speeches vowing to defend his country against the Taliban.But how much control President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan has over his imperiled country’s future and his own has become a matter of debate among politicians, analysts and citizens. Or rather, the question has been largely resolved: not much.From most vantage points, Mr. Ghani — well qualified for his job and deeply credentialed, with Johns Hopkins, Berkeley, Columbia, the World Bank and the United Nations in his background —...

Near-majority wants Dwayne Johnson to run for president: poll

Rock on! At least 46 percent of Americans want to see Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson run for president, a new poll has found. More than 30,130 people were surveyed by Piplsay for their take on celebrities — including Johnson and Matthew McConaughey — who may be interested in politics. Twenty-nine percent said they want to see both McConaughey and Johnson, who are eyeing runs for Texas governor and US president, respectively, run for office. Another 17 percent said they’d like to see only the retired WWE wrestler in the White House one day. Just...

President Biden Unveils Plan to Raise Corporate Taxes

The Biden administration unveiled its plan to overhaul the corporate tax code on Wednesday, offering an array of proposals that would require large companies to pay higher taxes to help fund the White House’s economic agenda.The plan, if enacted, would raise $2.5 trillion in revenue over 15 years. It would do so by ushering in major changes for American companies, which have long embraced quirks in the tax code that allowed them to lower or eliminate their tax liability, often by shifting profits overseas. The plan also includes efforts to help combat climate change,...

Student loans are crushing tens of millions of people. How much will President Biden do about it?

Campaign Action During the campaign, Biden expressed support for $10,000 in student loan forgiveness, but he’s under pressure to increase the amount to $50,000. That’s the difference between an overall national student loan burden of $1.3 trillion vs. $700 billion, down from $1.7 trillion. Under the $10,000 forgiveness plan, 14.4 million people would be freed from federal student loan debt, while under the $50,000 forgiveness plan, 36 million people would see their debts erased. Biden has already cancelled loan debt for about 72,000 students defrauded by for-profit colleges and paused student loan payments, but Senate Majority...