US Politician Bernie Sanders has announced that he is to run for president in the upcoming 2020 presidential race. But what are his election odds and what is his platform? Here's the latest. What are Bernie Sanders' 2020 election odds? Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday that he is running for president in 2020. According to Oddschecker, Sanders has a 12/1 chance of winning the 2020 presidential race. What's his platform? This is his second bid for the Democratic ticket in four years as he hopes to reignite the progressive support from his 2016 campaign. Although the Vermont Senator is an independent, he joins forces with Democrats for key votes. Sanders made the announcement in an interview with Vermont Public Radio. He said: "We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it's time to move that revolution forward. "Our campaign is not only about defeating Donald Trump. "Our campaign is about … [Read more...] about What are Bernie Sanders’ 2020 election odds and what’s his platform?
ANDREW McCabe has made explosive claims about Donald Trump, saying that the president trusted Putin over his own US intelligence over North Korea. But what else has he said and how did Donald Trump react? Here's what we know. What did Andrew McCabe say about Donald Trump? FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe claimed that Trump said he trusted Vladimir Putin over his own US intelligence regarding North Korean ballistic missiles. McCabe said an FBI official informed him that Trump was told by Putin that Kim Jong-un’s long-range nukes could not yet reach the US. And despite being told by American spy agencies that their intelligence suggested North Korea could hit the US, Trump reportedly sided with the Russian President. “I don't care. I believe Putin,” Trump said, according to McCabe. McCabe, who was speaking on 60 Minutes, confirmed that he was not present at the meeting, but was told about the exchange by an FBI colleague. Speaking about the security briefing, … [Read more...] about What did Andrew McCabe say about Donald Trump and how did the US President react?
In a surprise move this past weekend, Heather Nauert withdrew herself from consideration to be the US envoy to the United Nations, reportedly due to legal irregularities around a household employee. The sudden development amplifies questions about the direction of US engagement with the world body and whether the Trump Administration sees the UN as a policy-making forum, or just a PR prop. Foreign diplomats may have enjoyed working with Nauert, an Emmy-nominated TV personality. But her nomination illustrates how the UN is increasingly seen: as a stage for political theatrics. Nauert was not the only newscaster up for the UN role, and it looks like one of them is again rising up the list of possible contenders, now that she has withdrawn. The US Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, was also a previous Fox News contributor. Join Independent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get … [Read more...] about Opinion: Just like Trump, America’s UN ambassador nominees serve only to transform the careers of TV stars
DONALD Trump shut down the US government for 35 days after Democrats refuse to fund his border wall. Now his national emergency order to release military funds has run into a legal block. Here's the latest. Why did Donald Trump shut down the US Government? Donald Trump vowed to shut down the government in a fiery Oval Office meeting with Democrat leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. They were refusing to bow to his demands for $5.7billion to build a 200-mile barrier. The shutdown began on December 22, 2018, and lasted a record 35 days until January 25, 2019. Mr Trump threatened a second shutdown which was averted with a deal between Democrats and Republicans to provide just over $1bn for the wall. The president still insists the wall is needed to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking. Why did Donald Trump declare a national emergency? On Februaqry 15, the president went through with his earlier threat to invoke a national emergency by presidential order. That gives … [Read more...] about Will Trump’s US-Mexico border wall get built and why did he declare a national emergency?
ALEC Baldwin appears to have accused Donald Trump of endangering his life after the President tweeted about the comedian’s Saturday Night Live sketch. In a furious tweet about Baldwin’s sketch — which joked about the President’s “fake” border wall emergency — Trump slammed the satirical show’s TV Channel NBC as “the enemy of the people”. Oscar nominated Baldwin is well known for his relentless mocking of Trump in impersonations that have won him great acclaim, including an Emmy in 2017. But it seems he has now gone too far. Clearly stung by the sketch lampooning his national emergency announcement on Friday, aimed at bagging border wall funds, Trump took to Twitter. He wrote: “Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC! Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution? "Likewise for many other shows? Very unfair and should be … [Read more...] about Alec Baldwin suggests Donald Trump ‘threatened him and family’ in tweets about SNL sketch