Enlarge this image According to one new account of the Trump presidency, even telling the story of Donald Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis was difficult due to the chaos in the White House. Here, Trump removes his mask after being discharged from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in October. Ken Cedeno/Polaris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ken Cedeno/Polaris/Bloomberg via Getty Images According to one new account of the Trump presidency, even telling the story of Donald Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis was difficult due to the chaos in the White House. Here, Trump removes his mask after being discharged from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in October. Ken Cedeno/Polaris/Bloomberg via Getty Images When The Wall Street Journal 's Michael Bender wrote his book about former President Donald Trump's 2020 defeat, one section stuck out as particularly difficult: telling the story of what Bender dubbed … [Read more...] about The 1st Wave Of Post-Trump Books Arrives. And They Fight To Make Sense Of The Chaos
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Business Bill Gates Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Warren Buffett Jeff Bezos "The man who dies rich dies disgraced." Andrew Carnegie, The Gospel of Wealth , 1889. In 2010, Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett started the Giving Pledge, a promise by very rich people to give away a majority of their wealth during their lifetime or in their will. The idea was to change the world of giving by encouraging more people with outrageous amounts of money to give more sooner, and most of all to give differently—to share ideas and best practices and make their giving more effective. Instead of (or perhaps in addition to) spending their money on a new helipad for their yacht in Cap d'Antibes, 209 individuals or couples have publicly promised to give half or more of their money away to those who need it. You'd think that would be cause for celebration, or at least a begrudging "thanks." Nope. Why? Maybe it comes back to the fact that we are, in the … [Read more...] about Buffett/Gates: Their “Giving Pledge” is 10 years old. Is it a Success?
An airport that awarded its chief executive with an almost £200,000 pay rise had the longest flight delays in the UK last year, new figures show. Nick Barton, the CEO of Birmingham Airport, received a pay rise of 49 per cent in 2021, taking his annual wage from £399,000 to £595,000, according to the BBC. Yet departures from the West Midlands airport were the worst in the country in the same year, with flights an average of 12 minutes and 24 minutes late taking off, figures from Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) reveal. Birmingham is followed by Southampton as the worst airport for flight delays , with an average flight delay of 12 minutes, and Heathrow at 11 minutes and 48 seconds. Southend was the most reliable airport, with flights delayed by an average of just two minutes and 48 seconds, while Gatwick’s average was five minutes and 54 seconds. The ranking takes into account all scheduled and chartered departures, while cancelled flights are not included . … [Read more...] about Airport with worst delays last year rewarded chief executive with nearly 200k pay rise, figures show
The death of the Queen has plunged the nation into mourning for its longest-reigning monarch. Queen Elizabeth II died yesterday at the age of 96 after 70 years on the throne. During that time, she visited more than 100 countries and sat for more than 200 official portraits. The Queen was also served by 15 Prime Ministers and met 13 of the 14 US Presidents who held office over the course of her reign. She sent 300,000 cards to people celebrating their 100 th birthday and more than 900,000 messages to couple’s toasting their Diamond (60 th ) Wedding Anniversaries. Metro.co.uk reflects on 70 facts about the Queen originally published to celebrate her 70 years on the throne: – 1. On September 9, 2015, the Queen became the longest reigning monarch in British history, surpassing the reign of her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. In a speech given on the historic day during an engagement in the Scottish Borders, the Queen said: ‘Inevitably a long life can … [Read more...] about 70 facts about the Queen for every year of her reign
On the eve of a quarterfinal World Cup elimination game against one of the best soccer teams in the world, U.S. Women's National Team captain Megan Rapinoe stood by an earlier statement she had made, preemptively (and profanely) turning down a visit to the White House. "I stand by the comments I made about not wanting to go to the White House, with the exception of the expletive," explained Rapinoe at a news conference Thursday in France. "My mom would be very upset about that." In January, Rapinoe made an offhand comment that she was "not going to the f...ing White House if we win." With the U.S. team attempting to win their second World Cup title in a row, and their fourth in total — which would have almost certainly meant an invite to the White House — that quote was resurrected earlier this week. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump responded with a tweet ( initially sent to the wrong Megan ) of his own: "Women's soccer player, @mPinoe, just stated that she is "not going … [Read more...] about Megan Rapinoe Stands by White House Comments, Apologizes for Profanity
Enlarge this image Incoming President Biden and Vice President Harris stand with their respective spouses Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff after delivering remarks in Wilmington, Del., on Nov. 7, the day the Democrats were declared the winners in the 2020 election. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Incoming President Biden and Vice President Harris stand with their respective spouses Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff after delivering remarks in Wilmington, Del., on Nov. 7, the day the Democrats were declared the winners in the 2020 election. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images We know that President Biden won the 2020 election (regardless of what former President Donald Trump and his allies say). We just haven't had a great picture of how Biden won. That is until Wednesday, when we got the clearest data yet on how different groups voted, and crucially, how those votes shifted from 2016. The Pew … [Read more...] about We Just Got Our Clearest Picture Yet Of How Biden Won In 2020
Boris Johnson: 'No one is shedding a tear' says Morgan SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Boris Johnson told Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 Committee on Thursday, that he would remain in his position until October and the Conservative Party had elected a new leader. Tory MP Robert Buckland told BBC Newsnight that Mr Johnson would lead a cabinet to ensure the operation of Government can continue “efficiently and smoothly”. THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED – HEAD HERE FOR THE RESULTS Related articles Boris will use final days to make sure Brexit stays done - MACER HALL Boris MUST be replaced by a Brexiteer Tory MPs warn Yet some Conservative MPs have called for him to stand down immediately … [Read more...] about POLL: Should Boris leave office now?
David Davis issues warning over ‘paralysed government’ SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Conservative rebels have told Express.co.uk that two bad defeats tomorrow in Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton could trigger a new push to remove Mr Johnson. They have made it clear they think all the members of the Cabinet are “tainted” by the Partygate scandal and failure to push the Prime Minister out after 41 percent of his MPs voted against him in a confidence vote . Related articles Labour benches nearly EMPTY in Brexit debate as Tories rage at no show Jacob Rees-Mogg blasts EU sparkling wine plastic bottle BAN Instead the hunt is on for a “unifying figure who everybody can gather around” to lead the … [Read more...] about Wanted! A Brexiteer outside Cabinet to replace Boris Johnson…David Davis IS the answer
The Liberal Democrats are to launch attack adverts in Blue Wall seats targeting homeowners' fears of rising mortgage payments following the mini-Budget , The Telegraph can disclose. The advertisements - which will be on social media and pushed through residents’ letterboxes - are being used after an analysis by the Liberal Democrats suggested that traditional Conservative heartlands in the Home Counties will be among those hardest hit by higher interest rates . It forms part of an effort by the party to pile pressure on electorally vulnerable Tory MPs to rebel against measures such as the scrapping of the 45p additional rate of income tax. According to the analysis, eight of the 10 areas in England with the highest proportion of mortgage holders are in the Home Counties, including Blue Wall battlegrounds where the Liberal Democrats pose the main threat to Tory incumbents. Berkshire is the county set to be hardest hit, with its local authority areas of Bracknell Forest and … [Read more...] about Liberal Democrats exploit mortgage fears with flood of attack adverts in Blue Wall seats
Boris Johnson: Lord Heseltine discusses future of Brexit SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Lord Michael Heseltine has savaged Liz Truss over the Tory Party's "bleak" electoral hopes. The 89-year-old former Deputy Prime Minister warned that the Conservative Party faces an almighty challenge at the next general election. Related articles Dorries demands general election as she blasts 'widespread dismay' Michael Gove launches fresh attack on Truss as he threatens new revolt Lord Heseltine, who is President of the pro-Brussels Europe Movement UK campaign, said "a very impressive feat of political leadership" would now be needed to keep the Tory Party in power. The ex-Henley MP added: "Things are … [Read more...] about ‘What’s the plan?’ Remainer Lord Heseltine savages Truss over ‘bleak’ election hopes