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Tag: Republican Party

  • Tuesday, August 28th 2018 - 08:44 UTC

    After criticism, White House flag at half-staff on John McCain's death

    ”Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain's service to our country and, in his honor, have signed a proclamation to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff

    US President Donald Trump has announced that the White House flag will be returned to half-staff, after critics attacked his response to the death of Republican senator John McCain.

  • Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 - 08:18 UTC

    Trump's 2015 “Super” health report was dictated by the president, claims doctor

    Mr Bornstein also said that government officials had carried out a “raid” on his offices in February 2017, removing all of Mr. Trump's medical records

    Donald Trump's former doctor has said he did not write a 2015 letter declaring the then-Republican presidential candidate's “astonishingly excellent” health, US media report. “[Trump] dictated that whole letter,” Harold Bornstein told CNN on Tuesday.

  • Saturday, February 17th 2018 - 09:59 UTC

    Argentina moves closer to the US in security and crime-fighting policies

    Argentina’s security relationship with the US has been growing closer since late 2015 when Macri took office promising to take a harder line against crime

    Argentina is taking new steps to solidify its security relationship with the United States, a move that may be aimed at generating support — both political and material — for a shift toward more hard-line domestic crime-fighting policies. In a trip to the United States last week, Argentine Security Minister Patricia Bullrich met with several top US officials to discuss security issues.

  • Friday, January 27th 2017 - 11:12 UTC

    UK and US must drop failed military interventions “to remake the world in our image”

    Mrs. May said: ”It is in our interests, Britain and America, to stand strong together to defend our values, our interests and the very ideas in which we believe.(Pic AP)

    Prime Minister Theresa May has told US Republicans the UK and America cannot return to “failed” military interventions “to remake the world in our own image”. Suggesting a UK foreign policy shift, she said those days were over but added that the US and UK should not “stand idly by when the threat is real”. However the two countries must “renew the special relationship for this new age” and “lead together, again”.

  • Wednesday, November 9th 2016 - 08:22 UTC

    Republicans retain control of the US House of Representatives

    The TV networks ABC and NBC both projected a Republican majority in the 435-seat chamber, which the party has controlled since 2010.

    The Republican Party has retained its majority in the US House of Representatives, projections suggest early Wednesday. The TV networks ABC and NBC both projected a Republican majority in the 435-seat chamber, which the party has controlled since 2010.

  • Saturday, October 22nd 2016 - 09:10 UTC

    Trump's “rigged system” claim receives strong support in opinion polls

    “Remember folks, it's a rigged system,” Trump told a rally. “That's why you've got to get out and vote, you've got to watch. Because this system is totally rigged.”

    The Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gained on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton among US voters this week, cutting her lead nearly in half, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released on Friday. The polling data showed Trump's argument that the Nov. 8 election is “rigged” against him has resonated with members of his party.

  • Friday, May 27th 2016 - 07:08 UTC

    Trump is over the top: with 1237 delegates he becomes Republican candidate

    With 303 delegates at stake in five state primaries on June 7, Trump will easily pad his total, avoiding a contested convention in Cleveland.

    United States presidential candidate Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president on Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign. It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination and Trump has reached 1,238.

  • Friday, May 6th 2016 - 07:00 UTC

    Republican party orthodoxy waiting for a unifying message from the Trump challenge

    House speaker Paul Ryan, the highest-ranking elected Republican, boldly proclaimed that he was not ready to back Trump

    United States Speaker of the Lower House and one of the most powerful members of the Republican party, Paul D. Ryan thrust open Thursday the discomfort that many party members are feeling about Donald Trump as their presumed presidential nominee, withholding his support and deepening the fracture between the outsider candidate and the party he hopes to lead.

  • Thursday, March 3rd 2016 - 04:47 UTC

    Republicans work out strategy to stop Trump in Ohio and Florida primaries

    Republicans and allies hope to unleash a TV campaign aimed at battering Trump, hoping that could help Kasich win Ohio and Rubio his home state of Florida

    Following on Donald Trump's sweeping win on “super-Tuesday” Republican strategists are planning support for Ohio governor John Kasich so he can take his state presidential primary on 15 March and similarly with hopeful Senator Marco Rubio in his home state of Florida.

  • Tuesday, September 29th 2015 - 06:54 UTC

    A repeat of the Corbyn surprise in United States?

    Senator Sanders was also seen as a complete no-hoper when he threw his hat into the ring: no money and far too left-wing to win the Democratic nomination

    By Gwynne Dyer - Jeremy “Jez” Corbyn and Bernie Sanders are very much alike - and so are their ambitions. Corbyn wants to lead Britain's Labour Party into the next election and become prime minister; Sanders wants to win the Democratic Party nomination and become the next President of the United States. And then each man plans to turn his country sharply to the left.

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