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Source: Common Domain

Again breaking ground, Trump takes the permanent campaign to new heights

Today 02:27 GMT

Trump fills Phoenix speech with charged language, accusing media and fellow Republicans of failings. Rather than swift military victory, Trump's Afghanistan plan seeks stalemate and negotiated settlement

The permanent campaign has been a fixture of the modern presidency for more than a generation — ever since Jimmy Carter, eyeing reelection, shucked his suit coat in favor of a more casual cardigan.

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Source: Global News

WATCH: Protests in Phoenix after Donald Trump’s speech ends

Today 02:28 GMT

Minor scuffles and shouting matches erupted between protesters and President Donald Trump‘s supporters on Tuesday with authorities on high alert as thousands of people lined up in the triple-digit heat to attend his first political rally since the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Donald Trump omits ‘many sides’ line as he defends Charlottesville remarks in Phoenix. “Toxic Trump,” read one protest sign held up to the president’s supporters streaming into the Phoenix Convention Center downtown. “Lock Him Up!” read another, a reference to earlier campaign chants by Trump and his backers about his election rival Hillary Clinton.

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Source: Common Domain

Trump threatens shutdown over border-wall funding, predicts end of Nafta

Today 02:28 GMT

In a bombastic, angry and divisive speech to his core supporters, President Donald Trump said Tuesday night in Phoenix that he was ready to shut down the government in order to secure funding for a proposed border wall and that Nafta will probably be eliminated.

Trump supporters were met by a mass of protesters outside the downtown arena, and there were reports of confrontations, with police firing tear gas at demonstrators after the speech ended.

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Source: Washington Post

James Clapper questions Trump’s fitness, worries about his access to nuclear codes

Today 02:28 GMT

James R. Clapper Jr., former national intelligence director, questioned President Trump’s fitness for office following his freewheeling speech in Phoenix Tuesday night, which Clapper labeled “downright scary and disturbing.” “I really question his ability to be — his fitness to be — in this office,” Clapper told CNN’s Don Lemon early Wednesday morning.

Melania Trump thanks Chelsea Clinton for defending Barron Trump after website bashes his clothes. Treasury secretary’s wife stirred controversy before, with memoir of her ‘living nightmare’ in Africa. Young parents die, small children injured when family on hike plunges into New York gorge

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Source: Fox News

Phoenix speech: Trump rallies base on heels of Afghanistan plan, staff shakeups

Wednesday 23:45 GMT

Trump’s Tuesday evening speech at the Phoenix Convention Center also comes just one day after he announced plans to send more troops to Afghanistan – a reversal of his campaign promise to withdraw troops that follows of months of deliberations with advisers.

Bannon, who kept a white board in his West Wing office of the president’s campaign promises, has encouraged the president to keep his promises to the base, especially on immigration.

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Source: BBC

Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS

Tuesday 07:00 GMT

Stephen Hawking has said he is worried about the future of the NHS, in a speech critical of government policy and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

"The government is fully committed to a world-class NHS, free at the point of use now and in the future - that's why we're backing it with an extra £8bn of investment over the next five years," the statement said.

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Source: NBC News

Silicon Valley is forced to face its demons on freedom of speech issue

Tuesday 17:18 GMT

Even as it wrestles with its own diversity issues, Silicon Valley has become the reluctant arbiter of the line where free speech crosses into hate speech in the wake of the deadly protests in Charlottesville.

“One thing these platforms really understand about themselves is they don’t just allow speech to flow, they do the job of coordinating action… They saw that this kind of open unmoderated speech online produced violent effects.”


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte