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US POLITICS: Trump will have a powerful voice, even if he loses – says CFR president

President of CFR Richard Haass

President of the Council for Foreign Relations (CFR), Richard Haass has posited that even if the result of the US 2020 Presidential Election goes in the seeming direction with Democratic nominee, Joe Biden becoming President, Republican nominee and current President Donald Trump will still hold considerable political power and influence long after he cedes his office. The New York-based think tank made this assessment in its Election 2020 series.

Haas said that Trump is probably going to have considerable influence in choosing the Republican party’s nominee for the US 2024 Presidential election, and that “Trumpism” will remain a powerful force in America.        Continue reading

US ELECTIONS: Trump lawsuits unlikely to impact outcome of U.S. election- experts say

Pres. Donald Trump

WILMINGTON, Del,  (Reuters) – President Donald Trump called in his lawyers to shore up his dimming re-election prospects, but legal experts said the flurry of lawsuits had little chance of changing the outcome but might cast doubt on the process.

As Trump’s paths to victory narrowed, his campaign today was ramping up legal challenges and filed its latest case in Nevada. On Wednesday, the campaign sued in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia and asked to join a pending case at the U.S. Supreme Court.          Continue reading

US POLITICS: Dan Rather comments on President Donald Trump and the US Elections 2020

Dan Rather

Dan Rather, 88, says we are in ‘a moment of reckoning unlike any I have seen in my lifetime’

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather has become a beloved voice of reason, knowledge, and experience for many Americans on social media the past few years. At 88, Rather has seen more than most of us, and as a journalist, he’s had a front row seat as modern history has played out. He combines that lifetime of experience and perspective with an eloquence that hearkens to a time when eloquence mattered, he called us to our common American ideals with his book “What Unites Us,” and he comforts many of is with his repeated message to stay “steady” through the turmoil the U.S. has been experiencing.

All of that is to say, when Dan Rather sounds the alarm, you know we’ve reached a critical historical moment.                   Continue reading

USA Politics: Trump in Tulsa: City faces up to violent past ahead of rally – BBC News

Supporters of US President Donald Trump camp outside the BOK Center, the venue for his upcoming rally, in Tulsa, Oklahoma on 17 June 2020.
President Donald Trump has rescheduled his Tulsa rally to Saturday

President Donald Trump is holding his first political rally since the start of the pandemic in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this weekend. His choice of location and the date have raised tensions in a city struggling to come to terms with its history of violent racism.

On 1 June 1921, a white mob ransacked the prosperous black neighbourhood of Greenwood, killing an estimated 300 people and burning 35 blocks of homes and businesses to the ground.            Continue reading

Caribbean: Crying for you Venezuela and Haiti! – By Jean H Charles

— By Jean H Charles

Today Haiti and Venezuela represent two nations in shambles where
their citizens are leaving in drove seeking refuge in any hospitable
setting they can find.

Venezuela with a population of around 29 million people and Haiti with
a population of 11 million people are enduring a purgatory weaves by
national and international circumstances. Both nations are linked by
historical connection that placed Haiti has the midwife that facilitates
Venezuela birthing. Indeed when Bolivar visited the entire universe
seeking help to liberate his country from the Spanish conquistadors’
only Haiti on December 15 1815, stepped up to the plate with arms and
munitions to help Simon Bolivar regain force and gain independence.    Continue reading

U.S. Senate acquits Trump in historic vote as re-election battle looms – Reuters

The businessman-turned-politician, 73, survived only the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history – just like the two other impeached presidents – in his turbulent presidency’s darkest chapter. Trump now plunges into an election season that promises to further polarize the country.
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Trump was acquitted largely along party lines on two articles of impeachment approved by the Democratic-led House of Representatives on Dec. 18, with the votes falling far short of the two-thirds majority required in the 100-seat Senate to remove him under the U.S. Constitution.          Continue reading

U.S.: Killing Iran’s number-two leader as a way to force negotiations is a pipe dream — By Mohamed Hamaludin

—  By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

 General Qasem Soleimani was the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' elite Quds Force

Qasem Soleimani

The U.S. Senate will not remove President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial. Still, his presidency will be forever marred by the impeachment and that offends his narcissistic sensibilities. He could not do anything about it. What he could do was create a diversion which he could control. Hence, the January 3 assassination of Iran’s top military commander, Qasem Soleimani.

Now the president has complete control of the narrative, especially since no whistleblower is expected to contradict his claim that Soleimani posed such an imminent threat that he had to be killed in a third, friendly, country. The problem, though, is how Iran will retaliate. To understand what is likely to happen, it is important to look at the history of U.S.-Iran relations.            Continue reading

US Politics: Trump says U.S. would hit 52 Iranian sites if Iran attacks American targets

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Donald Trump

President Donald Trump

 
Showing no signs of seeking to reduce tensions raised by the strike on Friday that he had ordered, Trump issued a stern threat to Iran on Twitter.        Continue reading

OPINION: Venezuela’s conflict with Exxon led to US Sanctions – Globovision article

The late president Hugo Chavez

The Venezuelans said that the evidence is quite clear that Exxon is trying to take revenge after their country managed to win all the arbitration cases that were filed against it.

The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) had overturned Exxon’s US$1.6 B claim for damages in 2017.

Immediately after this ruling, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, the main player in the lawsuits against Venezuela, was named Foreign Secretary of the US by President Donald Trump.            Continue reading

USA: A president facing impeachment cannot be a champion for criminal justice reform- By Mohamed Hamaludin

– BY MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

It boggles the mind that an African American organization whose membership is 50 percent Democrats could honor President Donald Trump for criminal justice reform. But that is what the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center did last Friday when it awarded him its Bipartisan Justice Award at its Second Step Presidential Justice Forum. To make matters worse, the group chose historically black Bennet College in Charlestown, S.C., as the venue and made available only 10 tickets for students.      Continue reading