BILLIONAIRE Mike Bloomberg could win a landslide victory over Donald Trump in 2020, a bombshell new poll has claimed. The former mayor of New York boasts a six percent lead over Trump - and has already filed paperwork to make a dramatic entry in the Democratic primary. A Morning Consult/Politico poll of 1,300 voters shows him with 45 per cent support compared to 37 per cent for Trump. Front-runner Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are shown beating Trump by 4 and 5 per cent respectively.It comes just days after source told NBC News that Bloomberg would enter at least one presidential primary and potentially the overall race. They claimed that the 77-year-old is keeping his options open and is "still not sure." Bloomberg flirted with the idea of running after he believed former Vice President Joe Biden was struggling against fellow candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren. 'NOT WELL POSITIONED' In a statement on Thursday, Bloomberg adviser Howard Wolfson claimed that the … [Read more...] about Michael Bloomberg could beat Trump by six per cent in Presidential election, poll suggests as former NYC mayor eyes run
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Congressional Republicans said on Monday that weeks of closed-door impeachment testimony have not established that President Donald Trump pressed Ukraine to investigate his political rivals for his own benefit or that he has committed an impeachable offense. As the Democratic-led investigation heads into a critical new public phase this week, Republican staff of the House of Representatives Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees released an 18-page memo to update party lawmakers on evidence gathered to date. 'The body of evidence to date does not support the Democrat allegation that President Trump pressured Ukraine to conduct investigations into the president's political rivals for his political benefit in the 2020 election,' said the memo, which was reviewed by Reuters. Republicans in Congress will argue that President Trump did not do anything that rises to the level of an impeachable offense. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is seen left. House Minority … [Read more...] about GOP plans to defend Trump by saying Democrats didn’t prove ‘impeachable offense’ and that Ukraine was biased toward Hillary Clinton
Nigel Farage claimed he had killed off a second referendum The leader of the Brexit party declared his party would not stand candidates in the 317 seats won by the Conservatives in 2017. The exact impact is still a matter of debate, but it is almost certainly the most significant electoral boost the Tories have had in the campaign so far. In a speech in Hartlepool (full text here), Farage claimed his decision meant a “leave alliance” was now in operation: I have got no great love for the Conservative party at all. But I can see right now that by giving Boris half a chance, by keeping him honest and holding him to account by getting people in, and by stopping the fanatics in the Liberal Democrats who’d sign us up to everything, wouldn’t they, the United States of Europe, European army, you name it, I mean they even want to revoke the result of the referendum. No, I think our action … prevents a second referendum from happening and that to me I think right … [Read more...] about Andrew Sparrow’s election briefing: The best news Boris Johnson has had so far?
Donald Trump Democrats announced an official impeachment inquiry into Trump on 24 September following a whistleblower’s complaint about Trump’s interactions with the president of Ukraine. A White House summary of a 25 July call shows Trump pressed Volodymyr Zelenskiy to work with the US attorney general and Rudy Giuliani, to investigate his political rival Joe Biden in the run-up the 2020 US election. Trump told Zelenskiy to look into unfounded and debunked allegations that Biden helped remove a Ukrainian prosecutor who investigated a company tied to his son Hunter. Volodymyr Zelenskiy Ukraine’s new president was a wildcard candidate who had no experience of politics save for playing the president in a TV comedy. In a remarkable plot twist, he’s now been thrust into the centre of an American political scandal. “I don’t want to be involved in democratic elections of the USA,” Zelenskiy said in September, visibly embarrassed after the release of … [Read more...] about Trump, the whistleblower and the comic: key players in the Ukraine scandal
AT&T Inc. has announced an agreement to buy Time Warner Inc. for $85.4 billion (78.4 billion euros) in a deal that should transform the telephone company into a media giant with production studios and a large library of popular content across its platforms. The agreement has the potential to reshape the media industry. The Texas-based multinational telecommunications conglomerate has agreed to pay $107.50 a share for Time Warner, it said in a press release late Saturday. The deal is half cash and half stock. AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson will head the new company and Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes, who has been in the post since 2008, will leave after an interim period following the deal, a person familiar with matter told the "Wall Street Journal." The Time Warner Center in New York Reviewing the deal The company said that the US Department of Justice would review the deal and that the companies were determining which Federal Communications Commission … [Read more...] about AT&T reaches $85.4 billion mega-deal to buy Time Warner