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Steven Mnuchin Stepped In to Prevent Ivanka Trump World Bank Appointment   26%


President Donald Trump very much wanted Ivanka at the helm, and it was the Treasury secretary who blocked her ascent.

The post Steven Mnuchin Stepped In to Prevent Ivanka Trump World Bank Appointment appeared first on The Intercept.


Saudi-Iran Rapprochement Was Unthinkable Under Trump's Blank Check to the Kingdom   11%


Lots of factors are aligning to allow the reestablishment of diplomatic ties, but Donald Trump’s departure is a huge one.

The post Saudi-Iran Rapprochement Was Unthinkable Under Trump’s Blank Check to the Kingdom appeared first on The Intercept.


Trump's false election claims in focus in Va. governor race   20%


Republican Glenn Youngkin has not talked much about the 2020 election, President Donald Trump’s lies about fraud and the insurrection on Jan. 6


Ex-Dominion worker's attorneys fight for defamation suit  


Attorneys for a former security director of Dominion Voting Systems say President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, campaign attorneys and conservative media outlets recklessly spread an uncorroborated report that the director tried to fix the 2020 election for Joe Biden


Surprised that Ivanka was almost head of the World Bank? You shouldnt be | Arwa Mahdawi   10%


Donald Trump wanting his daughter to have the top job at the World Bank is no great surprise. What intrigues me is the thought of Steven Mnuchin blocking it

It’s no secret that Donald Trump has something of a soft spot for his eldest daughter, Ivanka. He’s constantly tooting her horn and gushing over her talents. Not only does Ivanka have a “very nice figure”, Trump has boasted, but “she’s very good with numbers”. She’s so good at all that numbers stuff that the former president even considered her for the top job at the World Bank in 2019. And that wasn’t just a fleeting fantasy, either; according to a recent report by the Intercept, Ivanka’s nomination for World Bank president “came incredibly close to happening”. The reason it didn’t is that Trump’s treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, intervened. Which, by the way is a rather different story from the one Ivanka tells. The former first daughter has said she passed on the job because she was very happy with the high-powered White House position she’d appointed herself to.

I can’t say I’m surprised that Ivanka was a stone’s throw away from a(nother) prestigious job she was laughably unqualified for. What does intrigue me is why Mnuchin might have blocked her nomination. Trump has a knack of surrounding himself with sycophants who do his bidding; what could have prompted Mnuchin to break ranks? Could it possibly be that the guy finds brazen nepotism distasteful? Alas, it seems unlikely, considering he’s a product of it himself. Mnuchin’s first job out of Yale was at Goldman Sachs, where his dad just happened to be a general partner. According to a New York magazine profile, Mnuchin’s colleagues at Goldman Sachs didn’t consider him “especially book smart”, but that didn’t stop him becoming partner himself. The same profile notes that his elevation to partner came at the expense of an African American trader from a working-class background who struck one colleague as being “much smarter than Steven” and having “accomplished a lot more”. I don’t know how fair that profile is, but I’d bet both my kidneys that Mnuchin isn’t someone who stays awake at night fretting about nepotism.

Arwa Mahdawi is a Guardian columnist

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The silence of Donald Trump: how Twitters ban is cramping his style   10%


The ex-president once had a direct line to 88 million followers – now he’s suing to get back on the platform he made his own

It was just like old times. On Wednesday alone, Donald Trump issued pronouncements on a potential war with China, what Congress should do about the debt ceiling, false claims of a stolen election and his Fox News ally “the great Sean Hannity”.

But how many people noticed?

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Trump stars at Madame Tussauds opening in Dubai   4%

Donald Trump is back in the spotlight. Not the real Trump, who has kept a relatively low profile since losing re-election last year, but a wax version of the former president and his wife Melania.


US Capitol attack probe panel moves to hold Steve Bannon in contempt  


A House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol is set to vote on Tuesday to hold a top adviser to former president Donald Trump in contempt of Congress for not cooperating in the probe. Steve Bannon, who served as the former president’s chief political strategist and helped run his 2016 campaign, has refused at Trump’s request to cooperate with the committee’s subpoena.Mississippi Democratic Representative Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the committee, blasted…


Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in Jerusalem for launch of Abraham Accords initiative   6%


Israeli politicians flanked by former US president Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law launched an initiative in Jerusalem on Monday to advance the Abraham Accords that saw Arab states normalise ties with Israel.Jared Kushner, a former White House adviser married to Ivanka Trump, was a major architect of the deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.At the launch of the Abraham Accords Caucus in Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, Kushner said the agreements…


Donald Trump holds fast to his election lies as the Republican establishment hugs him tighter   37%


This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Meredith McGraw on politico.com on October 9, 2021.Nine months ago, Republicans were questioning Donald Trump’s place as the lead fixture of their party. Saturday night provided the clearest evidence yet that they want him right there.Not one year removed from surviving a second impeachment, the former president rallied before thousands of his most loyal supporters across the Iowa state fairgrounds on…


Haiti condemns Donald Trumps racist Aids comments toward migrants   16%


Haiti has denounced what it said were “racist” remarks from former US president Donald Trump that migrants from the island nation entering the United States would put Americans at risk of contracting Aids.“So we have hundreds of thousands of people flowing in from Haiti. Haiti has a tremendous Aids problem,” Trump said in a Thursday interview on Fox News.“Many of those people will probably have Aids, and they’re coming into our country and we don’t do anything about it, we let everybody come in…


Donald Trumps hotel in Washington lost US$70 million, even as he hid foreign payments   8%


Former US president Donald Trump’s showcase hotel in Washington – a popular gathering spot for supporters and foreign dignitaries – bled millions of dollars during his time in office even as he concealed payments from foreign governments, a US House of Representatives panel said on Friday.The House Committee on Oversight and Reform said recently obtained government documents raise “troubling” questions about the Trump International Hotel, which is in a historic building the Trump Organisation…


The Israeli painter obsessed with Donald Trump   -70%

Iddo Markus couldn't stop painting Donald Trump. Now he deals with people reacting with anger and disgust to his work


What can happen to the Trump advisers who are ignoring the Jan. 6 subpoenas?   -2%


The special House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection and former president Donald Trump’s role in it has taken a dramatic step to prosecute Steve Bannon for not complying with a subpoena. Here's how that works.


Tracking Bidens environmental actions   60%


President Biden is unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy, while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.


White House proposes restoring key parts of landmark environmental law, reversing Trump   18%


The White House proposed restoring three core provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act, reversing a significant rollback of President Donald Trump. The move received praise from environmentalists but could delay some of the infrastructure plans the Biden administration has in the works.


The Nation's John Nichols: Trump's Coup Nearly Succeeded. He Will Try Again in 2024   2%

As the House committee probing the January 6 attack on the Capitol ramps up its investigation, new details continue to emerge about former President Donald Trump's efforts to stay in the White House despite losing the 2020 election. The Senate Judiciary Committee recently revealed Trump directly asked the Justice Department nine times for help overturning the election. One of Trump's lawyers also wrote a memo detailing how Trump could stage a coup by getting electors from seven states thrown out, thus denying Biden's victory. The House select committee may also file charges against top Trump adviser Steve Bannon if he refuses to testify and hand over documents. John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation, says Trump's continued grip on the Republican Party and his likely run for president in 2024 make the investigations vital to safeguarding democracy. "We really are looking at the prospect that Trump will seek to implement exactly the strategy that he was trying to implement before January 6 again in 2024," says Nichols.


January 6 panel moves to hold ex-Trump adviser Bannon in contempt  

Donald Trump's former political adviser Steve Bannon refuses to comply with a subpoena to testify about Capitol riot.


The committee investigating the Capitol insurrection is sending an aggressive message to Donald Trump's onetime political guru  


The House select committee investigating the Capitol insurrection is sending an aggressive message to Donald Trump's onetime political guru -- and to the former President himself.


Opinion: Trump is sabotaging himself  


There Donald Trump goes again. Abandoning the path to possible victory just to prove a point.


How a state senator helped fuel Trump's election lies   -20%


Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano went out of his way to help advance former President Donald Trump's election lies: He spearheaded a "hearing" at a hotel in Gettysburg a few weeks after the 2020 election, where Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani made false claims about election fraud. He chartered buses to ferry his supporters to Washington on January 6. And he was briefly in charge of the Pennsylvania state Senate's partisan "audit" of the 2020 election.


CNN reporter asks Sen. Grassley about flip-flop on Trump  


CNN's Gary Tuchman talks to longtime Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley about his change in opinion on former President Donald Trump after Grassley accepted an endorsement from him.


Trump ordered to give deposition in case involving alleged assault during a demonstration outside Trump Tower   -2%


A New York judge has ordered former President Donald Trump to sit for a video deposition next week in a case involving an alleged assault during a 2015 demonstration outside of Trump Tower.


Republicans fear a Georgia Senate repeat in other races as Trump continues to peddle voter fraud lies   -15%


Some Republicans worry that Donald Trump's persistent false claims of voter fraud could depress GOP voter turnout and turn off moderates and independents, potentially setting the party up for another Georgia-style disaster in the midterms.


Trump ordered to give deposition in 2015 case involving alleged assault during Trump Tower demonstration   -2%


A New York judge has ordered former President Donald Trump to sit for a video deposition next week in a case involving an alleged assault during a 2015 demonstration outside of Trump Tower.


January 6 committee exposes a dark truth in going after Bannon  


The House select committee investigating the Capitol insurrection is sending an aggressive message to Donald Trump's onetime political guru -- and to the former President himself.


How a Pennsylvania state senator helped fuel Trump's election lies   -20%


Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano went out of his way to help advance former President Donald Trump's election lies: He spearheaded a "hearing" at a hotel in Gettysburg a few weeks after the 2020 election, where Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani made false claims about election fraud. He chartered buses to ferry his supporters to Washington on January 6. And he was briefly in charge of the Pennsylvania state Senate's partisan "audit" of the 2020 election.


Top conservative lawyers steer clear of Trump's latest legal fight   11%


A number of high-powered lawyers who have represented Donald Trump in the past are sitting out his latest legal battle, as the former President prepares to assert executive privilege to block congressional investigators from getting information on the January 6 insurrection.


US officially rejoins controversial UN Human Rights Council   18%


The United States is officially a member of the controversial United Nations Human Rights Council again, reversing former President Donald Trump's withdrawal three years ago.


White House formally rejects Trump's request to protect specific documents from being given to January 6 investigators   16%


The Biden White House has rejected the latest request by former President Donald Trump to assert executive privilege to shield from lawmakers a subset of documents that has been requested by the House committee investigating January 6.


Pennsylvania state lawmaker's key role in Trump's election lie  


CNN's Sara Murray reports on how Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano went out of his way to help advance former President Donald Trump's election lies.


Republican candidate can't answer if he wants Trump campaigning in his state  


As both candidates continue to campaign for the Virginia gubernatorial election, Republican Glenn Youngkin seems to be distancing himself from former President Donald Trump. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.


Video shows altercation between Trump's security and protester   -3%


A federal judge has ordered former President Donald Trump to sit for a deposition in a case involving an alleged assault outside of Trump Tower in 2015.


Trump is sabotaging himself  


There Donald Trump goes again. Abandoning the path to possible victory just to prove a point.


Biden White House waives executive privilege for initial set of Trump-era documents sought by Jan. 6 panel  


The move comes as the Capitol attack committee indicates it's "engaging with" two ex-aides to former President Donald Trump.


Trump Fans Wear Their Grievances at Conservative Rallies  


For some, it’s not enough to go to an event in the name of Donald J. Trump — their attendance also requires wearing something that embraces some of his political calling cards.


Biden to Restore Three National Monuments in Utah and New England   25%


President Biden is restoring Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah and a marine monument off the New England coast, all severely reduced by former President Donald J. Trump.


Late Night Isnt Threatened by Trumps Latest Stunt   2%

This week, Donald Trump said Republicans should not be voting in the 2022 or 2024 elections. “Wow, he’s been out of office so long, he’s forgotten how threats work,” Seth Meyers said.