Trump Administration

Trump’s Partial Victory on Travel Ban

 06/27/2017 - 07:33
People gather outside the Supreme Court where the justices are expected to deliver a much-anticipated ruling on US President Donald J. Trump's travel ban on visitors to the US from six predominantly Muslim countries in Washington, DC, USA, 26 June 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO
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 The Supreme Court allowed parts of Donald Trump’s revised travel ban from six Muslim-majority countries to stand, for now. 

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 7:30am
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People gather outside the Supreme Court where the justices are expected to deliver a much-anticipated ruling on US President Donald J. Trump's travel ban on visitors to the US from six predominantly Muslim countries in Washington, DC, USA, 26 June 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Democrats lose an iconic battle in Georgia

 06/21/2017 - 12:37
Karen Handel, the Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives, during an election party for her candidacy today, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. EFE/Branden Camp
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Republican Karen Handel declared herself the winner in the special election in Georgia, in what many posed as an assessment bout of Donald Trump's approval.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:15pm
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Karen Handel, the Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives, during an election party for her candidacy today, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. EFE/Branden Camp

[OP-ED]: ¡Qué bendición: América ya tiene su propio ‘Amado Líder’!

 06/15/2017 - 10:35
El fiscal general estadounidense, Jeff Sessions, testifica ante el Comité de Inteligencia del Senado acerca de la investigación del FBI sobre la campaña electoral del presidente de EE.UU., Donald Trump, y su posible conexión con Rusia. EFE
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¡Cuidado! Dos peligrosas epidemias están causando estragos en las filas de los colaboradores más cercanos del presidente Trump. Y no es un cuadro agradable.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 11:00am
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El fiscal general estadounidense, Jeff Sessions, testifica ante el Comité de Inteligencia del Senado acerca de la investigación del FBI sobre la campaña electoral del presidente de EE.UU., Donald Trump, y su posible conexión con Rusia. EFE

[OP-ED]: What a Blessing: America Finally Has its Own ‘Dear Leader’!

 06/14/2017 - 15:00
US Attorney Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the FBI's investigation into US President Donald Trump's election campaign and his possible connection with Russia. EFE
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Warning! Two dangerous epidemics are rapidly wreaking havoc on President Trump’s closest advisors – and it is not a pretty picture.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 11:00am
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US Attorney Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the FBI's investigation into US President Donald Trump's election campaign and his possible connection with Russia. EFE

[OP-ED]: The Middle East morass

 06/13/2017 - 14:50
Si la administración Trump desea estabilidad en el Oriente Medio debería ayudar a mediar un nuevo equilibrio de poder. Esto no puede suceder puramente en términos sauditas. Irán es un gran jugador en la región, con influencia real y su rol deberá ser reconocido. EFE
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Donald Trump returned from his first overseas trip convinced that he had unified America’s historic Arab allies, dealt a strong blow against terrorism and calmed the waters of an unruly Middle East. Since then we have seen a series of terror attacks in Europe and the Middle East, and an open split within the Arab world. What is going on?

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 2:30pm
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If the Trump administration wants stability in the Middle East, it should help broker a new balance of power. This cannot happen purely on Saudi terms. Iran is a major player in the region, with real influence, and its role will have to be recognized. EFE

Mexican duo goes from undocumented immigrants to US music idols

 06/13/2017 - 06:13
Gabriel (L) and Martiniano Berrelleza (R), members of Los Cuates de Sinaloa, during an interview with EFE in Phoenix, Arizona, United States on June 9, 2017. EFE/Beatriz Limon

After leaving their native state of Sinaloa, Mexico, 20 years ago to head north across the border, the cousins Gabriel and Nano Berrelleza founded Los Cuates de Sinaloa, a Mexican "corrido" band that became one of the most popular of its kind on both sides of the border.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 6:00am
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Gabriel (L) and Martiniano Berrelleza (R), members of Los Cuates de Sinaloa, during an interview with EFE in Phoenix, Arizona, United States on June 9, 2017. EFE/Beatriz Limon

Desperation and hope along Mexico's wall

 06/13/2017 - 05:41
A man on the United States side talks to a relative on the Mexican side at the border fence between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EPA/JASON SZENES

 For human rights organization Amnesty International, Trump's proposed border wall - which even some members of the Border Patrol fail to see as an effective barrier - will only enrich criminal organizations involved in extorting money from immigrants on the Mexican side.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 5:30am
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A man on the United States side talks to a relative on the Mexican side at the border fence between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EPA/JASON SZENES

Comey: “I was fired because of the Russia investigation”

 06/08/2017 - 17:14
Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee at the Senate building in Washington, DC, USA, today, June 8, 2017. EFE/SHAWN THEW
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Highlights from the testimony of former FBI director James Comey in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee today.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee at the Senate building in Washington, DC, USA, today, June 8, 2017. EFE/SHAWN THEW

[OP-ED]: The messy reality of global warming

 06/07/2017 - 10:10
Based on present technology and knowledge, we don’t know how to solve global warming. There is no obvious way to eliminate our pervasive dependence on fossil fuels without plunging the world into a prolonged depression and inviting widespread civil strife. 
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There was no need for President Trump to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement to achieve his goal of overturning the Obama administration’s global warming policy. This had already occurred through court rulings and executive orders, which effectively halted higher vehicle fuel economy standards (up to 54.5 miles per gallon) and ended the Clean Power Plan program, which pushed electric utilities to shift away from coal.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 9:45am
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Based on present technology and knowledge, we don’t know how to solve global warming. There is no obvious way to eliminate our pervasive dependence on fossil fuels without plunging the world into a prolonged depression and inviting widespread civil strife. 

[OP-ED]: Conservatives get tangled up trying to define ‘sanctuary cities’

 06/06/2017 - 08:33
Session writes, in order to be deemed a “sanctuary,” a jurisdiction must go out of its way to “willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373.” At the same time, he makes clear, “a jurisdiction that does not willfully refuse to comply with section 1373 is not a ‘sanctuary jurisdiction.’” EFE
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Talk about putting the cart before the horse. 

That’s what the Trump administration, and Republicans around the country, did when the conversation turned to sanctuary cities. They got all worked up. They declared their opposition. They threatened to withhold federal funding. 

All before they had even defined the term.

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Session writes, in order to be deemed a “sanctuary,” a jurisdiction must go out of its way to “willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373.” At the same time, he makes clear, “a jurisdiction that does not willfully refuse to comply with section 1373 is not a ‘sanctuary jurisdiction.’” EFE

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