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  • Communism is making a comeback; so should Captive Nations week

    07/16/2019 4:01:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | July 14, 2019 | Marion Smith
    Welcome to Captive Nations Week. Never heard of it? You’re not alone. Yet this usually-forgotten, federally mandated occasion — now in its 60th year — is worth resurrecting in the 21st century. Congress created Captive Nations Week in 1959, making the third week in July a time to show Americans’ solidarity with the nations dominated by communism. The original law listed 22 captive nations, most of which had substantial communities of citizens in major American cities. After the law’s passage, these communities began to hold parades and rallies every year, from Miami to New York to Los Angeles to Chicago...
  • President Trump Delivers Remarks at the Presidential Social Media Summit

    07/12/2019 1:38:49 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    The White House via You Tube ^ | 7-11-2019 | The White House
    President Trump Delivers Remarks at the Presidential Social Media Summit
  • Trump’s Social Media Summit nearly descends into brawl in Rose Garden

    07/11/2019 6:05:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 7/11/2019 | Nikki Schwab and Ben Feuerherd
    <p>President Trump’s Social Media Summit on Thursday almost descended into a brawl when Sebastian Gorka got into a brief shouting match with a White House reporter in the Rose Garden.</p> <p>Gorka, a former adviser to Trump, was sitting near the front row with several social media provocateurs during Trump’s announcement about the census.</p>
  • North Korea executed envoy to US and officials after failed Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi

    05/30/2019 7:51:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    North Korea executed Kim Hyok-chol, its special envoy to the United States, and foreign ministry officials who carried out working-level negotiations for the second US-North Korea summit in February, holding them responsible for its collapse, a South Korean newspaper reported on Friday. Kim Yong-chol, a senior official who had been US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s counterpart in the run-up to the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, is also said to have been subjected to forced labour and ideological education, the Chosun Ilbo reported. The North Korean leader is believed to...
  • Three more dead on Everest amid concerns about congestion near summit

    05/24/2019 5:57:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    nbc ^ | May 24, 2019, 4:52 AM PDT | Saphora Smith
    The news comes after it was confirmed that an American man from Utah also died earlier this week having reached the summit and fulfilling his life’s dream, his children told NBC affiliate KSL-TV. Don Cash, 55, was a passionate climber who had left his job to join the "Seven Summits Club," — in which climbers attempt to summit the highest mountain on every continent. Tweeting a picture of a long line of climbers waiting to get to the summit on Wednesday, the British broadcaster and adventurer Ben Fogle, the U.N. Patron of the Wilderness, called on the countries that share...
  • Kim’s Idea For A Third Summit With Trump Is Just Garbage

    04/13/2019 7:26:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/13/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Apologies for the rather caustic title, but the latest release from Pyongyang regarding a possible third summit between Kim Jong-un and President Trump is completely unserious and shows that any American hopes for actual denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula are wholly unrealistic. The “offer” of another summit came during a speech Kim gave to Parliament. While the possibility of further progress is a worthy goal, North Korea’s diminutive dictator is already putting conditions on his potential participation and they clearly add up to what many of us suspected all along. Kim wants major sanctions relief and resources for his...
  • Trump rejects idea of summit with Mexican, Central American presidents

    04/05/2019 9:06:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 5, 2019 | Carolinev Kelly
    President Donald Trump said Friday that there was no need for a summit with the Presidents of Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador because "they understand" the implications of his recent move to cut stabilizing aid to the Central American countries. Trump's dismissal of a summit comes in light of a recent uptick in Mexico's apprehensions of migrants at its southern border, shared with Central America. It remains unclear whether the increase was spurred by Trump's threat to shut down the US-Mexico border if Mexico didn't stop migrants from illegally crossing the US border or simply from greater immigration traffic.
  • NK defector: Trump absolutely right to walk away from Kim summit, says he'll never give up nukes

    03/02/2019 7:06:35 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 11 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/2/19 | Jon Dougherty
    A former ranking North Korean official who defected to the West praised President Donald Trump’s decision to walk away from his second summit with Chairman Kim Jong-un during talks in Hanoi, Vietnam, last week, saying it would have been wrong to lift billions of dollars’ worth of sanctions in exchange for Pyongyang shutting down just one nuclear facility. Thae Yong Ho said in an interview with Fox News that the president “was absolutely right that he cannot give up these sanctions unless Kim Jong-un promises even further denuclearization offers." Thae, from his new home in South Korea, added that POTUS...
  • Kim — Not Trump — Was Right About Summit Snag, Says State Department

    03/02/2019 4:42:48 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 42 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 3/2/19 | Mary Papenfuss
    orth Korea had the more accurate take on what happened at the summit with President Donald Trump before talks failed, according to an official with the U.S. State Department. The president claimed Thursday that he had walked away from negotiations in Hanoi after Kim Jong Un demanded that all sanctions against the nation be lifted. “Basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, and we couldn’t do that,” Trump said. “We had to walk away from that.” But Pyongyang representatives called a late night news conference later that day to correct Trump’s statements, saying that Kim wanted only economic...
  • Pope Francis’ Summit On Clerical Sexual Abuse Was A Charade

    02/28/2019 10:32:52 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 28, 2019 | John Daniel Davidson
    The Vatican’s four-day summit on protecting minors ended Sunday with a whimper. There were no new “concrete, effective measures” to hold Catholic bishops accountable for ignoring and covering up sexual abuse, as Pope Francis had called for before the summit began. There were likewise no discussions of the link between sexual abuse and homosexuality among the clergy, the rampant abuse of adult seminarians by their superiors, or the case of disgraced former Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. Instead, the summit concluded with a 3,000-word speech by Francis that contained little of substance but was heavy on defensiveness and bureaucratese. Francis rattled off...
  • He walks: POTUS Trump cuts SHORT nuke summit with Kim Jong-un after NK leader refuses to budge

    02/28/2019 8:28:00 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 38 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2/28/19 | Jon Dougherty
    “At this time, we had some options, and we decided not to do any of the options. We’ll see where that goes,” Trump told reporters in Hanoi. “But it was a very interesting two days. And I think actually it was a very productive two days. But sometimes you have to walk. And this was just one of those times.” One factor that has been largely ignored by the mainstream media is the behind-the-scenes influence China is likely wielding over the talks. While Beijing played a much more public role prior to the first meeting between Trump and Kim in...
  • Trump calls a timeout at Hanoi summit, sends Kim back to Pyongyang to persuade his generals

    02/28/2019 6:51:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/28/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Media jackals predictably are braying that President Trump failed at the Hanoi summit. Nothing could be further from the truth. President Trump wisely sent North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un back to Pyongyang from Hanoi, where he can tell the generals and security police commanders, on whose support he depends, that they are not going to get sanctions relief without giving up their nuclear arsenal. There is every sign that this outcome in Hanoi is a predictable stage in the process of obtaining consensus among the North Korean ruling class that they must give up on the strategy of confrontation and...
  • 'No agreement' reached between Trump and Kim at nuclear summit, White House says

    02/27/2019 11:10:32 PM PST · by knighthawk · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 27 2019 | Gregg Re
    alks between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wrapped up significantly earlier than expected on Thursday, and the White House announced that no agreement had been reached between the leaders. A planned signing ceremony set for Thursday afternoon in Hanoi, Vietnam, was scrubbed, and Trump was set to take the stage within minutes for a solo press conference. "No agreement was reached at this time, but their respective teams look forward to meeting in the future," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
  • White House excludes reporters from Trump-Kim dinner after they asked questions

    02/27/2019 10:52:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 27, 2019 | by Mary Milliken and Howard Goller
    HANOI - The White House barred reporters from Reuters, the Associated Press and Bloomberg from covering a dinner between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday after two of them asked Trump questions during his initial interactions with Kim. The three wire services are part of the White House press pool that covers U.S. presidents wherever they go. Reporters in the pool regularly shout out questions to leaders and on Wednesday they asked Trump about the summit and the testimony in Congress of his former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen, in two separate opportunities known...
  • World is watching as Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un meet in second summit

    02/27/2019 10:30:45 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 74 replies
    9News Australia ^ | 2/28/19 | 9News Staff
    KIM, TRUMP SET TO MAKE HISTORY US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un have kicked off their second summit with a dinner Mr Trump faces pressure to secure a firm deal with the North Korean leader to denuclearise. Kim could expect significant US concessions such as relief from punishing sanctions and a declaration that the 1950-53 Korean War is at last formally over if a deal is reached.
  • Media and Dems fret Trump will ‘blow’ North Korea negotiations but...

    02/26/2019 3:47:30 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 24 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2/26/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Full headline: Media and Dems fret Trump will ‘blow’ North Korea negotiations but he’s already accomplished more than his predecessorsAs POTUS Donald Trump departed for Hanoi, Vietnam on Monday to attend his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the #NeverTrump mainstream media (MSM) and congressional Democrats were going to incredible lengths to pour cold water on his mission. CNN‘s national security analyst John Kirby, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral, wondered if the trip was a serious effort to denuclearize North Korea and bring lasting peace to the world’s most heavily fortified peninsula or just an “ego trip”...
  • White House Announcement: Second nuclear summit between Trump, North Korea to be held in February

    01/18/2019 12:16:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/18/2019 | By Barnini Chakraborty
    A second summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place next month, the White House announced Friday. President Trump met with a top North Korean official Friday afternoon in the Oval Office. “President Donald J. Trump met with Kim Yong Chol for an hour and a half, to discuss denuclearization and a second summit, which will take place near the end of February. The President looks forward to meeting with Chairman Kim at a place to be announced at a later date," the White House said in a statement. The face-to-face came after Secretary...
  • Checkmate Democrats - Trump to Speak at Young Black Leadership Summit

    10/21/2018 7:43:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    America Out Loud ^ | 10/17/18 | Brooke Says
    Ever since Donald Trump asked ‘What the hell do you have to lose’ in reference to inviting black voters to consider him during the 2016 Presidential election, the Democrats have had the vapors – not because they think black voters wouldn’t vote for Trump, but because they were afraid they would. And indeed many did. Not in overwhelming numbers, but Trump did very well, particularly among black men, especially considering the concerted media push to paint him as a racist. And if he or any Republican gets 20% of the black vote, it’s game over for Democrats, which they know,...
  • Turkish-Russian 'strategic ties' fail stress test on Syria's Idlib

    09/12/2018 7:28:34 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | September 12, 2018 | Semih Idiz
    Much of the world focused its attention on the Tehran summit last week between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in the hope that the three “Astana partners” could prevent a bloodbath in Idlib, in northwestern Syria.Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu issued promising statements before the Sept. 7 summit, expressing his belief that a crisis would be averted in the last opposition stronghold. The summit not only failed to achieve this, but also highlighted Turkish and Russian differences over Syria. This comes at a time when Ankara and Moscow are keen to highlight their burgeoning...
  • Why did Putin disregard his Turkish partner? (Turkey, Russia, Iran summit)

    09/10/2018 9:29:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | September 10, 2018 | Cengiz Candar
    The trilateral summit in Tehran between the presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia was one of the most unusual parades of international diplomacy yet. It was televised live. Let’s remember the scenes: All who watched it saw how Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blundered and how Russian President Vladimir Putin ridiculed him. Then it was a rare — if not unique — case of international diplomacy where a trilateral partnership considered detrimental to the interests of the West displayed signs of failure on a burning international issue.What has had the West — the transatlantic security system — worried for some time is NATO-member Turkey’s partnership...