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He reached the second round of the presidential election in 2002, but was crushed in the runoff by Jacques Chirac. Le Pen has also tried to brand herself as a leader of her country rather than just her party in a bid to widen her appeal. "Everyone knows what side Emmanuel Macron is on - he is on the side of the corporations", Le Pen said. Fifteen years ago, Jean-Marie Le Pen's qualification to the runoff provoked massive street protests - voters' way of making amends for not turning out ...
  • Trump opposes including Obamacare subsidies in spending bill

    Trump opposes including Obamacare subsidies in spending bill

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    Pelosi had been stressing to Mulvaney Democrats' desire to to see the payments included in the spending bill, according to the reports. "Mulvaney indicated that, while the Trump administration had continued the CSR payments, they had not yet decided whether they would make the May payment", the aide wrote in an email.
  • Trump attacks wrong federal court for 'sanctuary cities' decision

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    As The Associated Press points out , the court used some of Trump's own comments about sanctuary cities to determine the intent behind the executive order, including one where Trump called the order a "weapon " to use against these jurisdictions and another when Trump threatened to cut off all funding to California.
  • Chelsea Handler And Barbra Streisand Slam Spicer's Holocaust Gaffe

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    President Trump has yet to comment. "Obviously it was my blunder". Washington has blamed the attack on the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "He's got to leave", said Goldstein. "On a professional level it's disappointing because I think I've let the President down", Spicer said Wednesday.
  • China launches its first domestically-made aircraft carrier

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    Adorned with colorful ribbons, the Type 001A ship " transferred from dry dock into the water at a launch ceremony " in the northeastern port city of Dalian, according to official broadcaster CCTV . The ship, which now does not have a name, is China's first domestically built and second overall carrier, the BBC reported . "The country would have finished work on it several years ago if Beijing had simply wanted to engage in an arms race to have more influence in the Asia-Pacific and ...
  • Erdogan says Turkey won't wait at Europe's door forever

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    The Council of Europe applies its monitoring scheme to all countries when they join, but this was the first time it has been reopened against any member of the body, infuriating the Ankara government. About 2,000 people waving red banners reading "The "No" is not finished" took to the streets in Istanbul's Asian quarter, Kadikoy, shouting "We are shoulder to shoulder against fascism".
  • Federal judge rules Trump can not punish sanctuary cities by withholding funds

    Federal judge rules Trump can not punish sanctuary cities by withholding funds

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    The White House is blasting a federal judge's decision Tuesday blocking President Trump's attempt to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with USA immigration officials. A district judge last month suspended Trump's travel ban hours before it was set to go into effect. San Francisco and other sanctuary cities say turning local police into immigration officers erodes trust that's needed to get people to report crime.
  • Would Trump's big tax cut pay for itself?

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    Trump's plan to cut the corporate income tax to 15 percent as 'pretty aggressive, ' with unknown consequences for the deficit", per the New York Times . That means any corporation headquartered in the US has to pay taxes on any money earned overseas. With the help of his eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, the business mogul even put forward an affordable child care plan, claiming it would allow working class Americans to deduct what they spend up to a certain cap.