Hillary Clinton Named Chancellor Of Queen’s University

 

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Former US secretary of state and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was appointed Thursday as the new chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast.

Clinton will serve for five years in the largely ceremonial role, the Northern Irish institution announced.

“It is a great privilege to become the chancellor of Queen’s University, a place I have great fondness for and have grown a strong relationship with over the years,” Clinton said in a statement.

“The university is making waves internationally for its research and impact and I am proud to be an ambassador and help grow its reputation for excellence.”

The Democratic presidential nominee lost the 2016 US election to Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Clinton received an honorary doctorate from Queen’s in October 2018.

“Secretary Clinton has made a considerable contribution to Northern Ireland and as an internationally-recognised leader will be an incredible advocate for Queen’s and an inspirational role model for the Queen’s community,” said Stephen Prenter, who chairs the university’s governing body.

The chancellor’s duties involve presiding at degree awarding ceremonies, representing Queen’s in an ambassadorial role and advising the university’s executive.

Queen’s is one of the oldest universities in the United Kingdom

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‘Impeachment Is The Only Remedy’ – Hillary Clinton Backs Trump’s Sack

In this file photo taken on June 01, 2017 former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks onstage with novelist Cheryl Strayed at “An Evening with Hillary Rodham Clinton” during the BookExpo in New York/ AFP

 

Former US Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton, has praised the impeachment of Donald Trump by the US House of Representatives.

Clinton, who lost to Trump in the 2016 US elections, said Trump had abused his powers and left the lawmakers no choice but to approve his impeachment.

“One of our most precious rights as Americans is the right to determine who our leaders are,” she tweeted on Wednesday.

“The president abused his powers to cheat in the next election and rob us of that right. Then he obstructed Congress to cover it up. Impeachment is the only remedy.”

Trump was impeached for abuse of power in a historic vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting up a Senate trial on removing him from office after three turbulent years.

By a 230 to 197 vote in the Democratic-majority House, the 45th US president became just the third occupant of the White House in American history to be impeached.

Trump’s New U.S Envoy To Israel Seeks Jerusalem Base

Trump's New U.S Envoy To Israel Seeks Jerusalem Base David Friedman has been appointed by U.S President-elect Donald Trump, to serve as America’s ambassador to Israel.

The 57-year-old is a legal practitioner who advised Mr Trump on U.S-Israel issues during the campaign.

A statement by Trump’s transition team said Friedman’s “strong relationships in Israel would form the foundation of his diplomatic mission”.

Friedman on the other hand expressed that he is looking forward to working “from the U.S embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem”; a move that would anger Palestinians.

Mr trump had promised during the presidential campaign to move it to Jerusalem, one of several overtures he made to Israel.

Trump Denies Groping Claims As ‘Absolutely’ False

Donald Trump, GropingThe U.S Republican Presidential nominee, Donald Trump says allegations of sexual misconduct against him are ‘totally and absolutely false’.

At a rally in Florida, Mr Trump said the women making the accusations are “horrible liars” and the media is colluding with his rival Hillary Clinton.

Meanwhile, First Lady Michelle Obama, said the comments about groping women are “shocking and demeaning”.

At a rally in support of Hillary Clinton in new Hampshire, she said “leaders should meet a basic standard of human decency,”.

In the same rally, the United States President, Barack Obama criticized Trump saying he lacks the qualities expected of a President.

“He does not have the temperament or the judgement, knowledge or apparently the desire to obtain the knowledge and basic honesty that a President needs to have,” he added.

He then urged senior Republicans to formally withdraw their endorsement of Mr Trump as a Presidential candidate.

More Republican Bigwigs Sever Ties With Trump

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Mr. Trump insists he wont quit the race despite the backlash

A handful of top Republicans have shifted ground in their support for US presidential candidate Donald Trump after his remarks about women became public last week.

Since the comments became public, more than 12 Republican bigwigs have announced that they would not be voting for Mr Trump in November.

Mr Trump, who has apologized over his comments, however insists he will go ahead with his campaign, as he lashes out to some Republicans who advised him to withdraw from the race.

In the tape from 2005, Mr Trump is reportedly heard bragging about groping and kissing women.

Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are the latest of such Republicans to withdraw their support.

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Condoleezza Rice says it is enough from Trump, asking him to drop out of the race

Mr McCain said such comments “make it impossible to continue to offer even conditional support for his (Trump) candidacy.”

While Ms Rice said: “Enough! Donald Trump should not be President. He should withdraw.”

The Republican Senator from New Hampshire, Senator Kelly Ayotte, in a statement she released after Mr Trump’s comments were published said, “I cannot and will not support a candidate for president who brags about degrading and assaulting women.”

The Senator however says she won’t vote for Hilary Clinton either.

The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Paul Ryan who was initially supposed to host Mr Trump at a campaign event in Wisconsin this weekend, withdrew the invitation, saying he is “sickened” by what he heard.

The second TV debate between Mr Trump and Mrs Clinton will take place on Sunday evening (October 9) in St Louis.

Trump Proposes Disarming Clinton Guards

Donald Trump, US immigration, extreme vettingDonald Trump on Friday called for disarming the bodyguards who protect his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, and mused about the consequences of such a move by saying “Let’s see what happens to her.”

The Republican presidential nominee was speaking at a rally in Miami, where he contrasted his supporters, who he said back police and want crime reduced, to Clinton, who he derided as someone who “lives behind walls and raises money from hedge funds.”

“I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons. They should disarm. I think they should disarm immediately, what do you think, yes?,” he said.

“Take their guns away, she doesn’t want guns. Take them, let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away, okay. It will be very dangerous.”

Both candidates have been protected by the Secret Service for months, but Trump’s latest take on Clinton’s security detail brought swift denunciations, particularly from Clinton allies.

“Tonight, Donald Trump once again alluded to violence against Hillary Clinton,” said Elizabeth Shappell, spokeswoman for Correct The Record, a pro-Clinton media watchdog group.

“This is a truly deplorable comment that betrays our nation’s most fundamental democratic values,” Shappell said in a statement.

Stuart Stevens, a Washington-based political consultant who worked on Republican Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, tweeted: “The Secret Service should investigate this threat”

Trump made a similar comment about Clinton and her armed protection in May while accepting the endorsement of the National Rifle Association, when he said Clinton would end the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment, which guarantees the right to bear arms.

“Let’s see how they feel walking around without their guns or their bodyguards,” he told the gun lobby group, speaking about Clinton and her Secret Service detail.

Trump was criticized by opponents last month when he suggested that gun rights activists could act to stop Clinton from nominating liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices, a comment some interpreted as encouraging a political assassination.

Donald Trump Calls For ‘Extreme Vetting’ Of Immigrants To U.S

Donald Trump, US immigration, extreme vetting U.S Republican Presidential nominee, Donald Trump, says that he will enforce an “extreme vetting” of immigrants if he is voted to the White House.

In a speech in Ohio, Mr Trump outlined his plans to combat Islamic extremism, including a new screening test for arrivals to the United States.

He says applicants will be tested to determine if they share western liberal values and religious tolerance.

Trump also said that in implementing his call for a temporary ban on Muslims immigrating to the country, he would institute “extreme vetting” as well as a new screening test to try to catch people who intend to do harm to the United States.

He has also called for the shutting down of access to the internet and social media for those aligned with Islamic State, which holds territory in Syria and Iraq.

While also blaming his democratic rival, Hilary Clinton and President Barack Obama for aiding the rise of the Islamic state, he says, “we will defeat radical Islamic terrorism just as we have defeated every threat we’ve faced at every age and before”.

However, his democratic rival Hilary Clinton poured scorn on his plan, labelling it a “cynical ploy”.

US Election: Anger Over Donald Trump Gun Rights Remarks

Donald Trump, Campaign ManagerRepublican Presidential Nominee, Donald Trump has sparked outrage by appearing to suggest his supporters could stop his rival Hillary Clinton from becoming president by exercising their gun rights.

At a rally in North Carolina, on Tuesday he says Mrs Clinton would put liberal justices on the Supreme Court if she wins the presidency in November, threatening gun ownership rights.

According to Reuters, Trump said “If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks”.
“Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”

Mr Trump then hinted that gun rights advocates could stop her taking power.
However, that sparked an online backlash, with many accusing him of inciting violence.

But his campaign team said he was actually talking about getting gun rights supporters to the ballot box to enact change politically.

Meanwhile, Clinton’s campaign called the remark “dangerous”

“A person seeking to be the president of the United States should not suggest violence in any way,” it said.

US Democratic Senators Stage Gun Control Filibuster

Chris Murphy, Filibuster, Gun ControlUS democratic senators, led by Senator Chris Murphy, are conducting a filibuster in an attempt to force a vote on gun control legislation.

This follows the shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left 49 people dead.

Senator Chris Murphy began the filibuster which is prolonged speaking on the floor to interrupt other business and he was still standing several hours later, although addressing a largely empty chamber.

Murphy and other Democratic senators took turns demanding the Senate take up a variety of gun control measures, though it is not clear any of them would have the votes to pass.

He is from Connecticut where 26 people died in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

“I can’t tell you how hard it is to look into the eyes of the families of those little boys and girls who were killed in Sandy Hook and tell them that almost four years later, we’ve done nothing, nothing at all to reduce the likelihood that that will happen again to another family,” Murphy said.

“I am prepared to stand on the Senate floor and talk about the need to prevent gun violence for as long as I can. I’ve had #Enough,” he tweeted.

The move finally started yielding results as the Senate is set to eventually vote on a bill to implement universal background checks and bar suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms.

“This is one step. The fight is far from over,” Murphy again tweeted. “But there are millions of voices calling for change. And we cannot stop pushing.”

Meanwhile, the first wakes have been held for victims of the Orlando shooting.

It was the worst mass shooting in modern US history. Dozens of people remain in hospital, some in a critical condition.

 

Trump Hints At More Taxes On The Rich  

TrumpUnited States Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump says taxes for rich people may be increased. This appears to be a reversal of his initial policy.

Speaking during an interview, he also reversed his position on the minimum wage.

He said that he was yet to decide in terms of numbers; but he thinks people have to get more in terms of wages. He had previously said he is against increasing the minimum wage.

“We were talking about the minimum wage, and they said ‘Should we increase the minimum wage?’ And I’m saying that if we’re going to compete with other countries we can’t do that because the wages would be too high.”

Mr Trump, who looks set to become the official Republican candidate for the November presidential election, says he is allowed to change his policies.

Trump readily admitted that he had given up his previous position.

“Sure, it’s a change,” he said, framing his willingness to abandon one position as a negotiation tactic. “I’m allowed to change. You need flexibility. But my real minimum wage is going to be I’m going to bring companies back into this country, and (people are) going to make a lot more than the $15, even.”

However, several top Republicans including the speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, have said they will not vote for him.

Obama Urges Media, Americans To Scrutinise Trump’s Record

Barack- Obama Donald TrumpUS President Barack Obama has stressed the need for the media and Americans to scrutinise Donald Trump.

He told a press conference on Friday that Mr Trump had a long record that needed to be examined.

“I think it is important for us to take seriously the statements he has made in the past.

“Most importantly, I speak to you as reporters as well as the American public. I just want to emphasise that we are in serious time and this is really a serious.

“This is not entertainment. It is not a reality show,” he emphasised.

President Obama further pointed out that the contest for the presidency of the United States required that “every candidate, every nominee needs to be subject to exacting standards and general scrutiny”.

“It means that we have to make sure that their budgets add up”.

He said: “It means that if they say that they have an answer to a problem that it is actually possible and that they have details as to how it will work”.

The republican candidate, Mr Trump, is the leading candidate of the party in opposition to the Democrats’ candidate, Mrs Hillary Clinton.

Mr Obama made the demand few days after Mr Trump asserted that China had waged “economic war” against the United States, taking American jobs.

After Mr Trump made the statement, the official Xinhua news agency said Trump “gets them wrong, from trade balance to basic economics”, citing western media and academics dismissing his criticisms of trade with China.

“Trump attacks China to woo voters,” it said.

Bernie Sanders Wins Washington, Alaska And Hawaii

Bernie SandersBernie Sanders has taken a significant step towards catching up with rival Hilary Clinton, sweeping to victory in all three states that voted in the Democratic presidential primaries on Saturday.

Mr Sanders polled at least 70% in all three states, with the biggest prize being Washington state, as well as Alaska and Hawaii.

After Saturday’s caucuses, Sanders still trails Mrs Clinton by 1,243 delegates to 975, although he insists his campaign now has momentum.

Mr Sanders won 73% of the vote in Washington against 27% for Mrs Clinton, 82% in Alaska, against Clinton’s 18% while in the Hawaii caucus, Mr Sanders won by 70% to 30%.

In total, Mr Sanders won 55 delegates and Mrs Clinton secured 20.

More delegates from Washington will be allocated in coming weeks.