Jacques Renard

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Trump's 'extreme vetting' order sows seeds of panic

<b>Donald Trump's executive order on immigration to the US from countries in the war-torn Middle East is causing panic among refugees.</b><p>Tom Jensen, an immigration lawyer in Washington DC, spent a good portion of his day Wednesday on the phone to a frantic client in Iraq.<p>Jensen was trying to show the man …

Immigration

Steve Bannon: Media should 'keep its mouth shut'

President Donald Trump's chief strategist has escalated the administration's war with the media, labeling it "the opposition party" and suggesting that it "keep its mouth shut."<p>"The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for awhile," Steve Bannon said …

Marijuana, gun control, minimum wage hikes win at the polls

Filling a void created by congressional inaction, voters in a scattering of states tightened gun control laws and approved increases in the minimum …

Cannabis

Republican Wins Final Senate Race Of 2016 In Louisiana Runoff

Republicans claimed another electoral victory in the final Senate race of 2016 on Saturday, with Republican John Kennedy defeating Democrat Foster Campbell in a runoff election in Louisiana.<p>The win by Kennedy, the state treasurer, will give Republicans a 52-48 majority in the Senate come January. …

It's official: Clinton swamps Trump in popular vote

<b>(CNN) —</b> More Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than any other losing presidential candidate in US history.<p>The Democrat outpaced President-elect Donald Trump by almost 2.9 million votes, with 65,844,954 (48.2%) to his 62,979,879 (46.1%), according to revised and certified final election results …

Hillary Clinton

Trump's choice for labor secretary outsourced jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for labor secretary outsourced his fast-food company's technology department to the Philippines, a move that contradicts Trump's vow to keep American jobs in the U.S.<p>Trump has blasted, threatened and tried to charm American companies that have so much …

Merkel expected to speak with Trump about Russia on Saturday: source

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to speak with U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday and the conversation is expected to focus on Russia, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a session of the lower house of …

Trump strives for an image of strength on foreign policy, but has a bumpy start

President Trump struggled on Friday to define and shape his new administration’s foreign policy, taking his first face-to-face meeting with a world leader, British Prime Minister<p>Theresa May, and trying to move past an early nasty fight with Mexico.<p>A week into his presidency, Trump has confounded …

Foreign Policy

Rex Tillerson got burned in Venezuela. Then he got revenge.

By Nick Miroff<p>, Reporter<p>Rex Tillerson hadn't been CEO of ExxonMobil very long when the late president Hugo Chavez made foreign oil companies in Venezuela an offer they couldn't refuse. Give the government a bigger cut, or else.<p>Most of the companies took the deal. Tillerson refused.<p>Chavez responded …

Venezuela

Al Gore on His 'Inconvenient Truth' Sequel, Private Donald Trump Talks, "Consoling" Hillary Clinton

At home in Tennessee with the former vice president as he opens up about his Sundance opening-night film, his climate-change crusade, his surprising …

Breitbart writer expected to join White House staff

Julia Hahn, a staff writer at Breitbart News, is expected to join the White House – a move that further underscores Breitbart’s influence in the new administration.<p>According to two sources briefed on the move, Hahn’s title will be special assistant to the president and she is expected to primarily …

Booker walks 2020 tightrope

Cory Booker insists he's not interested in the presidency, but his role in the Trump resistance has Washington assuming otherwise.<p>Leave it to Cory Booker to find a way to anger both liberals and conservatives within just a few hours.<p>The New Jersey senator's unprecedented decision to testify against …

The Status Of Trump's Cabinet: Where Everyone Is In The Process And How It Works

President Trump's inner circle got one more member — CIA Director Mike Pompeo.<p>The Senate confirmed the former Kansas congressman's nomination to the post Monday night. It came after Trump went to CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., Saturday to laud the spy agency and blast Democrats for delaying a …

Trump names FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, a net neutrality foe, to be the agency's chairman

President Trump on Monday designated Ajit Pai, a Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission and an outspoken opponent of new net neutrality rules, to be the agency's new chairman.<p>Pai, 44, would take over for Tom Wheeler, a Democrat who stepped down on Friday. Wheeler's term had not …

Examining the top contenders on Trump's Supreme Court list

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has made clear he's winnowed down his list of potential Supreme Court nominees -- and may be days away from making the announcement.<p>Trump himself said on the campaign trail that he would look at judges William Pryor and Diane Sykes as top contenders, and …

Robby Mook And Corey Lewandowski Team Up For Paid Speeches

"This was solely our team’s idea," the firm says.<p>The Washington speaking agency Leading Authorities deleted marketing material from its website on Wednesday morning that advertised joint paid appearances featuring Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's respective campaign managers.<p>The web page, removed …

How Neil Gorsuch could end up as Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In only a few weeks, Judge Neil Gorsuch went from the federal appellate bench in Colorado, to become President Donald Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court.<p>His quick ascent is due to a combination of factors, including his track record, demeanor and the impression he has made …

U.S. Supreme Court

Trump's down to 3 in Supreme Court search

He plans to nominate a replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia next week.<p>President Donald Trump has narrowed his first Supreme Court nomination to three finalists, with 10th Circuit judge Neil Gorsuch and 3rd Circuit judge Thomas Hardiman emerging as front-runners while 11th Circuit Judge …

Kirsten Gillibrand has voted against almost all of Donald Trump’s nominees. 2020, anyone?

By Aaron Blake<p>, Senior reporter<p>This tweet has gotten 85,000 retweets and likes in the past 27 hours.<p>Remember that in 2020, indeed.<p>Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-N.Y.) name has come up as a potential Democratic presidential candidate before, of course — pretty much ever since she was appointed to …

Frustrated Republicans press McConnell to kill the filibuster

At a GOP retreat, tensions mount between the hurried House and plodding Senate.<p>PHILADELPHIA — Rep. Trent Franks had a simple question for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell during a private GOP meeting here Wednesday: Would he take up anti-abortion legislation the House passed? McConnell shot …

Conservative group launching $1 million TV buy to boost Price

With Health and Human Services nominee Tom Price facing stiff resistance from Democrats, a conservative group is launching a $1 million TV ad offensive accusing them of being obstructive.<p>The organization, 45Committee, will begin airing a new commercial on Thursday hammering “D.C. insiders” for …

Wilbur Ross and the Cabinet of Billionaires - Bloomberg

On the last day of November, President-elect Donald Trump chose Wilbur Ross as his nominee for secretary of Commerce. A few hours later, Ross, a …

Gabbard says she met with Assad on Syria trip

<b>(CNN) —</b> Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard met with President Bashar al-Assad during a secret, four-day trip to Syria, she told CNN's Jake Tapper Wednesday.<p>"When the opportunity arose to meet with him, I did so because I felt that it's important that if we profess to truly care about the Syrian people, …

'Opposites attract': Theresa May signals strong relationship with Trump

UK prime minister launches charm offensive on arrival in Philadelphia, suggesting she will get on well with US president<p>Theresa May has said she believed she could a forge a strong personal relationship with Donald Trump, arguing that “sometimes, opposites attract”, as she set out how post-Brexit …

Trump May Eliminating Funding for UN Organizations Saving Girls From Female Genital Mutilation

Things are getting worse<p>President Trump's anti-abortion executive order cut billions of dollars to both family planning organizations and health efforts across the globe. Health workers are preparing for the impact, calling the effects potentially decimating for numerous organizations, but now it …

Women's News

12 of the Best Bars in Amsterdam

Travel<p>Quench your thirst in the city that invented Heineken.<p>Hop on a bike in Amsterdam and pedal in any direction, and you’ll probably wind up at a bar. There are over a thousand of them, tucked into cozy streets, floating on canals, and overflowing into alleyways, each one serving your favorite …

Benoit Hamon steals the show at final French left debate

France's former premier has positioned himself as the safe candidate ahead of the country's presidential elections. But a left-swinging ex-education …

Mexican president rejects Trump's border wall -- and says he won't pay for it

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said he rejects and condemns U.S. President Trump's plan to immediately begin construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.<p>In a televised address Wednesday night, Peña Nieto said Mexico "does not believe in walls." His voice rising, Peña Nieto repeated …

Immigration

Students in Poland hold anti-govenment protest

Hundreds of students in Warsaw and other Polish cities have taken part in marches against the country’s populist government.<p>They had a range of demands including better ties with European Union and complaints about a government-led overhaul of the education system which the students say is focusing …