Archive for May 2017

Why Donald Trump will survive and be re-elected in 2020

The anti-Trump forces were hit with the news that Greg Gianforte, the Republican who has been charged with assault won a special electionon Thursday and will soon take his seat in Congress as Montana’s lone representative. This was bad news for those who believed the Montana election would see American politics returning to some level of…

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Will the Mueller probe examine Trump’s Russian business ties?

Robert Mueller, who was recently appointed as a special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the Presidential election, will have the opportunity to look at the elephant in the room behind Donald Trump’s presidency and his links to Russia. The bottom line is Trump has extensive business ties to Russia. As Kevin Hall and Nicholas…

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Hypocrisy over Chloe Shorten’s necklace

In another example of how bad political discourse in Australia has become, there’s the big controversy which broke out during the week with Liberal MPs texting journalists alerting them to the way Chloe Shorten removed a glistening necklace about 30 minutes into Bill Shorten’s budget-in-reply speech. They had assumed it was an expensive piece of jewellery and…

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Macron vs Le Pen: France is no longer one country

The latest opinion polls had Emmanuel Macron extending his lead in the polls over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Friday. An Ifop-Fiducial survey on Friday afternoon, hours before official campaigning closed at midnight, showed Macron on course to win 63 percent of votes in the second round and Le Pen 37 percent, the best score…

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