Mattis ‘angry and appalled’ as he unloads on Trump, says president ‘does not try to unite the American people’

James Mattis, who served as President Trump’s first Secretary of Defense, excoriated the president in a statement to The Atlantic published on Wednesday — urging Americans to “reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution.” Mattis has largely stayed out of the public eye since resigning in December 2018, […]

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Obama ‘heartened’ to see police march alongside protesters, says ‘vast majority’ want to protect and serve

Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday he was “heartened” to see law enforcement marching alongside protesters and showing restraint, adding that a “vast majority” of them want to protect and serve. “I want to acknowledge the folks in law enforcement that share the goals of reimagining policing,” Obama said in his first on-camera comments after […]

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Jimmy Carter the latest former president to weigh in on George Floyd, says violence ‘is not a solution’

Former President Jimmy Carter spoke out Wednesday against the racial discrimination that plagues America and said people in power must say “no more” to a racially discriminatory police system and the “immoral” economic disparities between white and black people. “Rosalynn and I are pained by the tragic racial injustices and consequent backlash across our nation in recent weeks,” Carter […]

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Masai Ujiri: Now, not the future, is the time to have a conversation about race | The Jump

Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri joins Rachel Nichols on The Jump to talk about the discussion on race in the United States in the wake of George Floyd’s death, and also talks about his own experience with a law enforcement officer during the 2019 NBA Finals. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get […]

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President Obama on the George Floyd Protests: ‘There is a Change in Mindset That’s Taking Place’

President Barack Obama shared his perspective on the protests that have gripped the nation for the last six days on Wednesday afternoon, issued a call to action for voters and mayors around the county, and talked about why he remains optimistic about America’s future.  The former president appeared via Zoom from his home, at the […]

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Obama, Addressing George Floyd, Calls on Every Mayor to Push for Police Reform

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday called on every mayor in the United States to review use-of-force policies and make progress on police reforms during his first on-camera remarks since a wave of protests and violence after the killing of George Floyd convulsed the country and upended the 2020 election. Mr. Obama, adopting […]

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ECB prepares more aid for virus-stricken euro zone

3/3 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde gestures as she addresses a news conference on the outcome of the meeting of the Governing Council, in Frankfurt 2/3 By Balazs Koranyi and Francesco Canepa FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The European Central Bank is certain to give the ailing euro zone economy another […]

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Malaria drug fails to prevent COVID-19 in a rigorous study

A malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, high-quality study to test it in people in close contact with someone with the disease. Results published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine show that hydroxychloroquine was no better than placebo pills at […]

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WATCH LIVE: President Obama addresses ‘continued police violence’ in virtual town hall

This screen grab from a video released by BidenForPresident shows former President Obama endorsing Joe Bidens White House bid through a video message on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. – Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden on April 14, 2020, in a video message in which he explains why he believes his former running mate […]

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Obama Will Address George Floyd Protests in Online Town Hall

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday will make his first on-camera comments about the killing of George Floyd and protests over police brutality sweeping the country — but he will not attend the memorial planned for Mr. Floyd in Minneapolis on Thursday, contrary to a published report, according to people familiar with his […]

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Trump has had no side effects from hydroxychloroquine treatment, White House doctor says

President Trump suffered no ill effects from his hydroxychloroquine treatment a few weeks ago, the president’s physician said in a letter released Wednesday on Trump’s most recent physical exam. “Following the diagnosis of COVID-19 in two West Wing staffers this past May, as a preventative measure, the president took a two-week course of hydroxychloroquine with zinc and […]

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Former U.A.W. President Gary Jones Pleads Guilty

The former president of the United Auto Workers Union, Gary Jones, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to embezzling union funds, becoming the highest-ranking union official to admit wrongdoing in a wide-ranging federal investigation that has involved more than a dozen senior union officials and at least three executives from Fiat Chrysler. Under a cooperation agreement reached […]

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Cuomo says Trump policies ‘vicious’ for state: ‘He has failed to do anything positive for New York’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday took fresh shots at President Trump, saying the native New Yorker has “failed to do anything positive” for the state while in office — the latest escalation in the war of words between the two men. “His policies have been vicious to New York,” Cuomo said at a […]

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Snapchat will no longer promote posts from President Trump

Snapchat is following Twitter’s lead in minimizing content from President Trump. The social network famous for its funny face filters and disappearing photos on Wednesday confirmed to The Post that it would no longer promote Trump’s content on its “Discover” page, which hosts curated content from prominent accounts. “We will not amplify voices who incite […]

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Esper breaks with Trump, opposes using military for protests

President Trump Swears In Mark Esper As Secretary Of Defense | Getty Esper said the Insurrection Act, which would allow Trump to use active-duty military for law enforcement in containing street protests, should be invoked in the United States “only in the most urgent and dire of situations.” WASHINGTON — Breaking with President Donald Trump, […]

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Barack Obama to address George Floyd’s death for first time on camera

Former President Barack Obama will address the death of George Floyd for the first time on camera in a virtual town hall Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET. The town hall, hosted by a branch of the Obama Foundation called the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, will focus on “Reimagining Policing in the Wake of Continued Police […]

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RNC says convention ‘will be held in another city’ after Trump abandons Charlotte, search underway

Hours after President Trump tweeted that the GOP is “now forced to seek another” location other than Charlotte, N.C., to host this summer’s Republican National Convention, party officials said that the convention indeed “will be held in another city.” And Republican sources confirm to Fox News that the search for a new site is getting underway, […]

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Trump Denies, Then Admits, Going to White House Bunker During Protest

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday first denied and then acknowledged that he had gone to a secure bunker in the White House over the weekend as protesters demonstrated nearby but said he went there for an “inspection,” not because of concerns over his safety. “Well, it was a false report,” Mr. Trump said during […]

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Fed Flirting With Moral Hazard to Keep Markets Open, Dudley Says

© Bloomberg. William Dudley, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. Dudley said that the recent stock market slump was probably necessary for U.S. policy makers to achieve their goal of restraining the expansion. Photographer: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg […]

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Esper says he opposes using Insurrection Act to send military to quell unrest

Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared Wednesday that despite President Trump’s remarks earlier this week, he is not in favor of the president invoking the Insurrection Act in order to send the U.S. military to quell violent protests. During a morning press briefing, Esper addressed controversies surrounding Trump’s stance on violence and looting that has broken out across the […]

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