White House chief usher: equal parts ringmaster, palace guard, and consigliere

July 2, 2017

(CNN)Traditionally, the chief usher of the White House hasn’t been someone who comes and goes with each administration; it’s a position that endures. The White House chief usher as a fixture of the institution is as American as apple pie. First lady Melania Trump recently announced that Timothy Harleth, who worked at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, will be the next White House chief usher. He joins a select…

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Trump administration’s talk on human trafficking must be matched by deeds

July 1, 2017

(CNN)The United States has been the world leader in fighting human trafficking and modern slavery. But that leadership is now at risk. There is no middle ground in the struggle against slavery. American history commands commitment to slavery eradication. The US must be either freedom’s champion or slavery’s accomplice. Read: US lists China as among worst human trafficking offenders Trafficking survivor wants to end ‘The Game’ Fighting modern slavery on…

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Delegitimizing his presidency, one tweet at a time

June 30, 2017

Washington (CNN)It marked a rare presidential moment on a most un-presidential day — Donald Trump stood at a podium flanked by flags as “Stars and Stripes Forever” rang out, after delivering a speech on energy. The controversy was yet another reminder, a few days ahead of America’s birthday, that Trump is a leader like no other in the nation’s 241-year history, who plans to stay true to himself and is…

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Congressman: Gunman targeted us because we’re Republicans

June 15, 2017

(CNN)As House Majority Whip Steve Scalise fights for his life after being shot during practice for the congressional Republican baseball team, one of his teammates said Wednesday night he believes it was their political party that made them targets for the gunman. ‘We’ve got to come together’ Palmer said “our country’s being torn apart” and that “both sides need to tone it down, whether it’s social media or showing up…

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5 things we learned at Jeff Sessions’ hearing

June 14, 2017

Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions captivated Washington Tuesday, beating back rumors of a private meeting with Russia’s ambassador to the US and mounting a defense for President Donald Trump, one week after former FBI Director James Comey artfully unloaded on both men. Here are the top five things we learned.

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It’d be shocking if the Warriors went to the White House

June 14, 2017

Washington (CNN)It would be quite a shock and seriously awkward if the Golden State Warriors went to the White House for the customary congratulations from the President. He went on a post-election rant at a team news conference where expressed his disappointment that “the man who’s going to lead you has used racist, misogynist words.”

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Bernie Sanders calls on supporters to step up resistance

June 11, 2017

Chicago (CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders will tout the new progressive coalitions inspired by his 2016 presidential campaign and call on Democratic party leaders to more forwardly address working-class voters in his keynote address to activists at the People’s Summit in Chicago on Saturday night. “During his campaign, Trump posed as a friend of the working class,” Sanders will tell supporters here. “Not surprisingly, however, the budget and health care proposals that…

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Handel, Ossoff dance around Trump in Georgia House race debate

June 7, 2017

(CNN)Nationally, Georgia’s closely watched special election for a seat in Congress — already the most expensive House race in history — is all about President Donald Trump. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsReplyTap ReplyTap – The Most Advanced Video Chat lead generation and support platform with extensive screen share, live support, Customer Support and Knowledgebase features.Syndranker: Basic SyndRanker – Basic Package – 1000 Syndications per month – 10…

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May often heads to the hills with her husband Philip Prime Minister Theresa May likes to stretch her legs up and down hills and mountains, saying she decided to call the current election while walking in the Welsh mountains. Mrs May has also said she and her husband Philip enjoy “quite strenuous walking up mountains in Switzerland”. It may be worth remembering that the…

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