Brooks Jackson FactCheck.org Published 3:11 PM EDT Oct 12, 2018 In the time Donald Trump has been in the White House: The jobless rate dropped to the lowest in nearly half a century, and the number of unfilled job openings hit a record high. Economic growth spurted to a 4.2 percent annual rate in the most recent quarter. Median household income rose to the highest level ever recorded in 2017. Poverty declined. The growth of federal regulations slowed, and has lately reversed. Crime rates declined. The number of homicides went down 0.7 percent last year after rising for the previous two years. Carbon emissions rose. Coal mining jobs went up a bit. Corporate profits, stock prices and home values set record highs. The trade deficit grew larger. The federal debt increased by nearly $1.4 trillion, more than 9 percent. Yearly deficits increased. The U.S. image abroad plunged. Analysis This is our third quarterly update of the “Trump’s Numbers” scorecard that we … [Read more...] about Fact check: Donald Trump’s presidency by the numbers
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A Democratic takeover of the Senate as well as the House of Representatives, would see life for Donald Trump become far more difficult, writes Elizabeth DrewThis isn’t a good time to be Donald J Trump. Granted, it’s been a while since it was, but this is the grimmest period of his presidency thus far.And Trump is showing it. Aides have been struggling to muzzle him — not physically, but everything short of that. And, as could have been predicted, they have not been fully effective.Responsible journalists report that Trump White House aides (who are notoriously sieve-like) say the US president feels alone and cornered.Feeling lonely should not be surprising, as Trump is not one for close friendships. He has proven time and again that for him, loyalty is a one-way street. Virtually no one who works for him can feel secure. Probably no one but his daughter Ivanka is safe from the terminal wrath that eventually pushes so many associates out the … [Read more...] about Dark days as Donald Trump may already be in terminal trouble
"FAKE news" was named Collins Dictionary's official Word of the Year for 2017 - and there's a good reason why. The term has become popularised by US President Donald Trump and its usage is said to have risen by 365 per cent since 2016. Who did Donald Trump name in his 'Fake News Awards'? Donald Trump had touted his "Fake News Awards" before the list was published on the Republican Party website. Unfortunately the website crashed within seconds of the president tweeting a link to the results. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was awarded the number one spot for a tweet saying "on the day of President Trump's historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover". It also included ABC veteran reporter Brian Ross and networks and publications Newsweek, TIME and the Washington Post. On August 28, 2018, he attacked Google by accusing the search engine giant of prioritising "fake news" in its search results - a claim the company denies. He took to Twitter to claim the results … [Read more...] about What is ‘fake news’, what is Theresa May’s new security unit and what were Donald Trump’s Fake News Awards?
JOHN McCain is set to be laid to rest this week after passing away on Saturday. The senator's funeral is set to be attended by a host of dignitaries from American politics as the nation mourns a war hero. Here's what we know about the service. When is John McCain's funeral? The services to remember John McCain will get underway on Wednesday. He is set to be honoured both in the state of Arizona, which he represented in the US Senate for 31 years, and in Washington DC. McCain will lie in state in the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix tomorrow so Arizonans can pay their respects to the senator. Former Senator Jon Kyl, who has been discussed as a possible successor to McCain, will speak and outgoing Arizona senator Jeff Flake will give a benediction. Members of the public will be invited to pay their respects at the State Capitol from 1 p.m. through 8 p.m. on Wednesday. On Thursday a memorial service will be held at 10 am at the North Phoenix Baptist church where, among others, former Vice … [Read more...] about When is John McCain’s funeral, was Donald Trump invited and is Barack Obama delivering a eulogy?
Lifestyle / Entertainment / Music by Press Association 27/08/2018, 12:02 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Singer and actor Josh Groban has said if he could return to his teenage years, he would warn people about the prospect of Donald Trump becoming US president. Operatic pop singer and musical star Groban, 37, is a vocal critic of Trump and previously sent up the president by singing some of his controversial tweets for a skit on Jimmy Kimmel’s US talk show. In The Big Issue’s regular Letter To My Younger Self feature, Groban said: “If I could go back in time to my 16-year-old self, I would warn every man, woman and child in 1998 about Donald Trump. “I would make sure that everyone had a Donald Trump safety preparation kit. I’d pack a backpack at 16, preparing myself for 2017, to just go to the woods for a few years.” Groban has sold over 25 million records worldwide and was … [Read more...] about Josh Groban: If I could go back in time I’d warn people about Donald Trump