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USA POLITICS: Trump Cuts Off Obamacare Subsidy for Poor, Says ‘ObamaCare a Broken Mess’

USA POLITICS: Trump Cuts Off Obamacare Subsidy for Poor, Says ‘ObamaCare a Broken Mess’

“ObamaCare is a broken mess,” Donald Trump tweeted early on Friday. “Piece by piece we will now begin the process of giving America the great HealthCare it deserves!”

“The Democrats ObamaCare is imploding. Massive subsidy payments to their pet insurance companies has stopped. Dems should call me to fix!” Trump said in another tweet on Friday.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Trump Says, Pyongyang Missile Program ‘Very, Very Far Advanced’, and He Blames Barack Obama for it

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Trump Says, Pyongyang Missile Program ‘Very, Very Far Advanced’, and He Blames Barack Obama for it

Their scientists are highly capable, and most of them have studied in Russia,” Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program told BBC Urdu, according to a translation of it published by Dawn.

“Hydrogen bombs are much more powerful than atom bombs. For instance, an atom bomb may destroy the area in the radius of 1.5 to two kilometers, but a hydrogen bomb can devastate an entire city,” Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan said.

US President Donald Trump said: “It should have been handled by numerous – not just Obama, but certainly President Obama should have taken care of it. Now it’s at a point where it’s very, very far advanced. Something has to be done. We can’t allow this to happen.”

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UK POLITICS: Obama Mocked Britain in Secret, Says That US-Britain ‘Special Relationship’ a Joke

UK POLITICS: Obama Mocked Britain in Secret, Says That US-Britain ‘Special Relationship’ a Joke

Former US President Barack Obama ex-aides Jeremy Shapiro reveals that, “From my perspective it was very important for us to mention the special relationship in every press conference that we had when the UK were here. But really we laughed about it behind the scenes. Typically, I would try and slip in a reference to the Malvinas or something to spoil it.”

‘Malvinas’ is the word used by Argentinian politicians to refer to the Falklands, particularly when they are trying to claim the islands belong to Argentina.

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CANADA POLITICS: Chelsea Manning Denied Entry to Canada

CANADA POLITICS: Chelsea Manning Denied Entry to Canada

In 2013, Chelsea Manning was convicted on 20 counts, including six involving the Espionage Act, but was acquitted of the most serious charge of aiding the enemy. She announced her plans to transition shortly after her conviction.

In one of his last acts as president, Barack Obama commuted Manning’s sentence, and she was released from military prison in May after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence.

Manning, 29, refuted that comparison of charges online and said she would be challenging her Canadian denial at a future hearing.

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USA POLITICS: Republican Bill to Repeal Obamacare Faces Possible Defeat

USA POLITICS: Republican Bill to Repeal Obamacare Faces Possible Defeat

For seven years, Republicans have hammered Obamacare as an unwarranted and overly expensive government intrusion into American healthcare. Republican President Donald Trump made repealing Obamacare one of his top campaign promises in 2016. Democrats have fiercely defended it, saying it has extended health insurance to millions.

The most previous attempt to repeal Obamacare fell one vote short in July, in a humiliating setback for Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Officially Scraps DACA

USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Officially Scraps DACA

Obama bypassed Congress and created DACA through an executive order. Trump appeared determined to pressure U.S. lawmakers to act.

“Congress, get ready to do your job – DACA!” the president wrote on Twitter on Tuesday morning before the policy announcement was made.

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USA POLITICS: Paul Ryan to Trump: Preserve the ‘Dreamers’ Immigration Policy

USA POLITICS: Paul Ryan to Trump: Preserve the ‘Dreamers’ Immigration Policy

“I actually don’t think he should do that, and I believe that this is something Congress has to fix,” House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said in an interview with WCLO radio in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin.

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USA POLITICS: Trump to Undo Obama’s Ban on Arming Police With ‘Surplus’ Military Gear: Media

USA POLITICS: Trump to Undo Obama’s Ban on Arming Police With ‘Surplus’ Military Gear: Media

Trump’s initiative is likely to escalate racial tensions “in the wake of the tragedy in Charlottesville and against a backdrop of frayed relations between police and communities of color.” Obama’s directive that he signed back in 2015 covered military-style equipment from being re-purposed from army arsenals to America’s local police departments.

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USA POLITICS: Obama’s Tweet on Charlottesville Violence Wins Twitter ‘Most Liked of All-Time’

USA POLITICS: Obama’s Tweet on Charlottesville Violence Wins Twitter ‘Most Liked of All-Time’

Barack Obama took to Twitter to share a message of hope and tolerance. He quoted in a series of three posts:

… For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.’ – Nelson Mandela”

“’People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love'”

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Slams Mitch McConnell Over Healthcare Failure

USA POLITICS: Trump Slams Mitch McConnell Over Healthcare Failure

U.S. President Donald Trump says, “Senator Mitch McConnell said I had “excessive expectations,” but I don’t think so. After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done? Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn’t get it done. Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!”

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KENYA POLITICS: Barack Obama in Kenya, Calls for Calm

KENYA POLITICS: Barack Obama in Kenya, Calls for Calm

Former US President Barack Obama said: “In Kenya’s election we have already seen too much incitement and appeals based on fear from all sides. But I also know that the Kenyan people as a whole will be the losers if there is a descent into violence. You can make clear that you will reject those that want to deal in tribal and ethnic hatred.”

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Ready to Retaliate After Meeting US on Diplomatic Row: Russia Says

RUSSIA POLITICS: Ready to Retaliate After Meeting US on Diplomatic Row: Russia Says

Russia wanted to resume regular dialogue with the United States about strategic stability too, it said, saying it was up to Washington to make a move on the issue.

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USA POLITICS: Obamacare ‘Regretfully’ Defeats Trumpcare: McConnell

USA POLITICS: Obamacare ‘Regretfully’ Defeats Trumpcare: McConnell

Trump, who had made replacing Obamacare a pillar of his campaign, said after the new defections that Republicans should focus on repealing for now.

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USA POLITICS: Assad, Allies Will Ultimately Drive U.S. Out of Syria: Robert Ford Ex-US Envoy

USA POLITICS: Assad, Allies Will Ultimately Drive U.S. Out of Syria: Robert Ford Ex-US Envoy

Robert Ford, former US ambassador to Syria said US mistaken in supporting to opposition back in 2011 and demanding President Bashar al-Assad’s ouster.

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USA POLITICS: ‘Cancelling’ Obama Cuba Policy, Restricts Travel, Trade: Trump Says

USA POLITICS: ‘Cancelling’ Obama Cuba Policy, Restricts Travel, Trade: Trump Says

“Effective immediately, I am cancelling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba,” Trump declared as he made a full-throated verbal assault on the government of Cuban President Raul Castro.

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IRAN POLITICS: Revealed! Mideast Leaders Asked Obama to Bomb Iran: John Kerry

IRAN POLITICS: Revealed! Mideast Leaders Asked Obama to Bomb Iran: John Kerry

“Leaders in the region were saying to me personally, and to the president, President Obama, you should bomb these guys,” John Kerry said.

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PUERTO RICO POLITICS: National Puerto Rican Day Parade Takes Center Stage in New York

PUERTO RICO POLITICS: National Puerto Rican Day Parade Takes Center Stage in New York

Lopez Rivera, who was sentenced to 55 years in prison, plus 15 additional years for a foiled escape plot, was freed in January during President Barack Obama’s final days in office.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Targets Illegal Immigrants Who Were Given Reprieves from Deportation by Obama

USA POLITICS: Trump Targets Illegal Immigrants Who Were Given Reprieves from Deportation by Obama

Trump administration has moved to reopen the cases of hundreds of illegal immigrants who, like Velasquez, had been given a reprieve from deportation, according to government data and court documents reviewed by Reuters and interviews with immigration lawyers.

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USA POLITICS: Pope Francis to Trump: Be Peacemaker

USA POLITICS: Pope Francis to Trump: Be Peacemaker

Francis smiled faintly as he greeted Trump outside the study and was not as outgoing as he sometimes is with visiting heads of state. Trump, seeming subdued, said “it is a great honor”.

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USA POLITICS: United States Aggressively ‘Stealing Secrets’: Pompeo CIA Director

USA POLITICS: United States Aggressively ‘Stealing Secrets’: Pompeo CIA Director

“We are back in the business of stealing secrets,” Mike Pompeo Central Intelligence Agency Director told a small group of reporters.

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