Palmer Luckey makes first post-Facebook comments, and he has a lot to say

April 23, 2017

… Rift’s ‘Robo Recall’ is the game VR has been waiting for It was his first Twitter post since the one back in September, in which he apologized for his actions related to a political action group producing anti-Hillary Clinton pro-Donald Trump content. Image: twitter On the same day that Luckey reappeared on social media, Mother Jones published a story claiming that he donated $100,000 to the Trump inaugural committee in January. Luckey didn’t directly refute the …

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General election 2017: Corbyn focuses on ‘super-sized’ classes – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… finances.” Elsewhere on the campaign trail on Friday, Mr Farron will challenge Tory MPs who supported staying in the EU to oppose a so-called hard Brexit. He will add: “If these Tory MPs reject these principles and back a hard Brexit manifesto, then people will know that on the biggest issue of the day they went missing in action.” Analysis Related Topics Jeremy Corbyn More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsAffiliate Traffic Masterclass OTO 3 Breeze Builder …

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Will Curiel’s case be a DACA test for Trump?

April 21, 2017

(CNN)A distinguished federal judge who most Americans only know of as the target of Donald Trump’s bigotry when he was still a candidate for president has returned to the public spotlight — and not by choice. Judge Gonzalo Curiel, a judge in the southern district of California, has been assigned to hear the case of a Deferred action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient who alleges that he was improperly deported by immigration authorities. Juan Manuel Montes, 23, says that he …

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Trump draws on populist campaign roots as 100th day nears

April 19, 2017

… short of his goal of radically revamping the US trade policies and heralding a manufacturing revolution. And the executive order — which calls for stricter enforcement and launches a review of “Buy American” statutes and the doling out of skilled worker visas — will barely dent his attempts to match his bold campaign rhetoric with policy action. So far, his administration has signaled it intends to push for only modest reforms to NAFTA, rather than the bold overhaul …

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Trump to push ‘Buy American, Hire American’ policy at Wisconsin visit

April 19, 2017

… will tour the headquarters of Snap-on-Tools, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer, and deliver a speech about US manufacturing. Farmers, workers fearful of Trump immigration The executive order, though, does not take direct action to fundamentally change either portion, instead initiating a series of reviews and assessments and calling on federal departments to begin proposing reforms to the programs. The order would send a clear signal to federal agencies responsible for …

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How Trump could make US a climate pariah over Paris pact

April 18, 2017

(CNN)Reports have it that President Donald Trump will assemble his advisers on Tuesday to decide on whether to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Naturally, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a career-long, oil-industry shill from Oklahoma, is arguing to pull out. Yet even Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil, is arguing to stay. If Trump goes with Pruitt instead of Tillerson, he will immediately create a worldwide consensus on climate action: to fight the …

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Trump Is Willing to Consider a Sudden Strike on North Korea

April 18, 2017

In the wake of North Korea’s failed medium-range airstrikes in Syria, for unannounced military action. He added that the North Korean leader’s unpredictability complicated U.S. strategy. McMaster, an Army lieutenant general, made the case for global action on the issue, including enlisting North Korean neighbor China, given the “brutality” of Kim’s regime. “This is someone who has demonstrated his brutality by murdering his own brother, by murdering …

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W.H. considers order that could lead to more tariffs

April 10, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s administration is drafting an executive order to investigate the extent to which the unfair dumping and subsidization of certain imports adds to the US trade deficit. If the results of the investigation show an impact, it could lead to more tariffs on imported goods, an administration official told CNN. The investigation could result in “everything from no action at all to the levying of supplemental duties,” the official said. …

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Go vegan, save the planet

April 9, 2017

(CNN)As public attention focuses on the impact of policy changes on the climate, we may overlook an important contributor to the climate crisis: our food systems and the daily food choices we make. It may sound hyperbolic that our roast beef sandwich is contributing to environmental degradation of the planet. But mounting evidence of the impact requires our attention and action as global citizens. And each of us can do something about it, today, by taking what we eat as seriously as we …

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Young Syrian girl tweets support for strikes on base

April 8, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump has one very vocal supporter of his decision to launch military strikes on Syria — a 7-year-old girl. Bana Alabed, a young Syrian refugee who now lives in Turkey, tweeted out her feelings a few hours after the missile attack began. “I am a Syrian child who suffered under Bashar al Asad & Putin,” she wrote. “I welcome Donald Trump action against the killers of my people.” …

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Lawmakers praise Syria strike, want more consultation from White House

April 8, 2017

… commander-in-chief, they have sent an important message the United States will no longer stand idly by as Assad, aided and abetted by Putin’s Russia, slaughters innocent Syrians with chemical weapons and barrel bombs,” McCain and Graham said in a joint statement. “Unlike the previous administration, President Trump confronted a pivotal moment in Syria and took action. For that, he deserves the support of the American people.” …

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Rubio hails Syria strikes, says Russians don’t have ‘standing’ to criticize

April 7, 2017

Washington (CNN)Sen. Marco Rubio, a longtime hawk on Syria, praised the US airstrike on a Syrian airfield days after a chemical attack on innocents attributed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Following news that President Donald Trump had green-lit the US action, Rubio said on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” that Russia could not fairly criticize the military strike because Russia backed Assad — who is accused of perpetrating the attack on his own people. “They …

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The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

… this one is well-earned and enduring. Moscow’s intentions have bedeviled world leaders for more than a century. Winston Churchill famously declared that even he, the celebrated political prognosticator, could not “forecast to you the action of Russia.” “It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma,” he said in October 1939. Some time has passed, but the old chestnut holds up. A world war and Cold War later, the Soviet Union eventually collapsed under its …

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