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Women protest against Trump on streets of world's capital cities

MiddleEasteye - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 13:19
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Worldwide some 670 marches planned, according to organizers who say more than two million marchers expected to protest against Trump

UPDATE 1-Abu Dhabi creates $125 billion fund by merging Mubadala, IPIC

Reuters Us Markets - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 12:54
* Strengthens financial clout in era of low oil prices (Adds details, analysis)

Violent clashes erupt in Israel as Palestinians protest house demolitions

MiddleEasteye - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 11:38
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Protests have intensified after an autopsy report cast doubt on claims that Palestinian teacher was killed after driving his car into soldiers

Melania Trump channels Jackie Kennedy but Conway grabs fashion headlines

Top Reuters News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 11:20
(Reuters) - New U.S. first lady Melania Trump channeled style icon Jacqueline Kennedy on Friday but the Inauguration Day fashion headlines were stolen by a military-style coat worn by one of her husband's aides.

Peruvian police detain first suspect in Odebrecht bribe case

Reuters Us Markets - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 09:55
LIMA, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Peruvian police detained a former government official accused of taking bribes from Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht in exchange for a contract to build the Lima metro,...

Car bomb blast at Syria refugee camp on Jordan border kills 4

MiddleEasteye - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 09:43
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A woman, a child and two men were killed in the blast at a little-known camp close to Islamic State-held territory in Syria

Our Early Investments Defined Us: Initial U.S. Priorities

RealClearPolitics - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 09:18
Rep. Francis Rooney, RCP
This month, a new government convenes in Washington with a mandate to dismantle the last eight years of unprecedented legal and regulatory expansion that has killed job opportunities for countless Americans. The Obama Administration has inserted the federal government into every corner of our professional and personal lives. Now is the time to peel back the 80,000+ pages of regulations, and billions of accompanying costs, which are stifling job markets and private enterprise and encroaching on our personal and professional freedom.

Mr. Trump Comes to Washington

RealClearPolitics - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 09:16
Carl M. Cannon, RealClearPolitics
Donald J. Trump, a thrice-married real estate developer, business executive, reality television star and natural showman, assumed office Friday as the 45th president of the United States. It was a day featuring traditional courtesies and customs, an unusually combative inaugural address, parades and protests, and the installation of a glamorous new first family in the White House.

Trump makes eradicating 'radical terror groups' his top foreign policy priority

MiddleEasteye - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 09:15
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Trump said he will work to cut funding for terrorist groups and expand capacity of US intelligence agencies

Trump and the New American Patriotism

RealClearPolitics - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 08:57
Matthew Continetti, Washington Free Beacon
Donald Trump’s inaugural address was a stirring call for national unity and a declaration of war against the establishment in Washington, D.C. The speech was vintage Trump: politically incorrect, critical of both parties, amped up, biting, strongly delivered, and wildly ambitious. Anyone who believed Trump would change his beliefs or style when he assumed the office of the presidency was proven wrong. He’s not going to change. And he’s not going to let up.

What Worries Ben Rhodes About Trump

RealClearPolitics - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 08:56
Michael Crowley, Politico
Being the man who explains Barack Obama’s foreign policy wasn’t easy. Even in the good times, like after Obama clinched his hard-fought July 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, Ben Rhodes was castigated by the deal’s critics for allegedly turning a grave matter of national security into another spinnable public relations issue. But it was also the 39-year-old deputy national security adviser’s job to defend Obama’s response to unwelcome events like the Syrian quagmire and Russian aggression. “What I take issue with is that we were spinning. We believed in...

Donald Trump's Dark Inauguration

RealClearPolitics - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 08:56
Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker
Politicians, preparing for inaugurals, scurry for their histories. The Republican Senator Roy Blunt, who welcomed the crowd to Donald Trump’s Inauguration, chose to commemorate the peaceful transitions of the late eighteenth century, when partisan tensions were high and the Republic might not have survived. The Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, speaking just before the new President, read at length from a letter that Sullivan Ballou, a Union officer, wrote to his wife: “I know how strongly American Civilization now leans upon the triumph of the Government, and how great a...

Earth to Pruitt: Denialism Stands as Temperatures Rise

RealClearPolitics - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 08:38
Elizabeth Kolbert, New Yorker
Either it was a cleverly engineered plan or some kind of cosmic joke: just as the confirmation hearing for Scott Pruitt, the climate denier who is Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, was getting under way Wednesday, on Capitol Hill, two federal agencies—the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—announced that 2016 was the warmest year since modern record-keeping began, in 1880. It was the third year in a row to smash previous records for warmth, a trend that prompted the Times to...

A Long-Overdue Debate on Climate Change

RealClearPolitics - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 08:37
Paul Mulshine, New Jersey Star-Ledger
Some times I think this guy's reading my mind - or maybe just my column. I'm talking about Donald Trump. Last week the president-elect had a talk on the issue of climate change with the Princeton physics professor who is my go-to guy on climate questions, William Happer. The Washington Post reported that the 77-year-old Happer didn't respond to reporters' questions after leaving the interview. But he did respond to me when I sent him an email.

10 Ways Obama Violated the Constitution

RealClearPolitics - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 08:37
Ilya Shapiro, The Federalist
The Obama administration has been the most lawless in U.S. history. I don’t mean that in the Nixonian sense of personal corruption, whereby the president is personally above the law, although the idea that Barack Obama’s tenure has been ethically pure is laughable. No, my accusation rests on the 44th president’s seeing himself as professionally above the law, ignoring the executive branch’s legal limits and disrespecting constitutional bounds like federalism and the separation of powers.

Dear Mr. President: We're Going to Fight Back

RealClearPolitics - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 08:35
Tom Perez, CNN
President Donald J. Trump, As of 12:01 PM ET today, you are the President of the United States. For the next four years, you will assume the responsibilities of our nation's highest office. But while you won the Electoral College contest in November, you have yet to win the respect of most Americans