BOTH Houses of the US Congress, the Cabinet and a host of other VIPs will all be in one room as the President gives his State of the Union address. Here's the lowdown on the annual speech - and what happens if the people running the country are all wiped out by a catastrophe. What is the State of the Union address? Traditionally, the US President gives an annual speech to Congress called the State of the Union address. It is a chance to cover the administration's accomplishments over the past year and its plans for the coming year on domestic and international issues. The speech is broadcast live to millions on television and radio, so presidents usually take the opportunity to appeal directly to voters. It has become one of the most important events in the US political calendar and can set the political tone for the months ahead. Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States, gave his first such address on January 30 after a turbulent 12 months in office. In February … [Read more...] about What is the State Of The Union Address, when did the President’s annual speech first take place and what is the designated survivor?
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Two years ago today, Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. It was a presidential election - and a result - which shocked the world. Mr Trump became notorious for his divisive policies, demanding an end to Obamacare and a border wall between the US and Mexico. He's also had his fair share of personal controversies, including an alleged affair with an adult film star and reportedly being privy to Russian meddling in the presidential election. But how much has changed for America in two years under Mr Trump and what does it mean for the rest of the world? Here, we take a look back at some of the president's key moments: January 2017: President Trump signs the first travel ban The executive order banned Syrian refugees from entering the US indefinitely and included a 90-day block on travellers and those from seven predominately Muslim countries, including Libya, Sudan, Iran, Yemen and Somalia. Dubbed the 'Muslim ban' by critics, the controversial order suspended … [Read more...] about Two years of Trump: The president’s unforgettable moments
0 Have your say Donald Trump still has legions of adoring fans who lap up slogans like “fake news”, “Crooked Hillary” and “angry mob”, Susan Dalgety discovers as she tries to attend one of his political rallies in Erie, Pennsylvannia, ahead of the US mid-term elections. I have never been to an Ozzy Osbourne concert, but I can imagine his fan base. Hordes of old blokes in beards and baggy t-shirts reliving their head-banging youth. Middle-aged rockers in dad jeans, their wives in too-short, too-tight skirts and their teenage offspring looking embarrassedly excited at the prospect of seeing a legend. And a new army of metalheads – high school rebels in carefully ripped jeans and “Prince of Darkness” T-shirts. Most are blue-collar, everyone is white.I was in that crowd last night, except it was not Ozzy on the big screen screaming out his greatest hits to an adoring crowd, but Donald J Trump, 45th President of … [Read more...] about Susan Dalgety: I’ve just witnessed the rock-star appeal of Donald Trump
On 21 August, Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to tax evasion, bank fraud and breaking campaign finance rules. In a stunning revelation, he directly implicated the president in criminal activity, saying that he acted “at the direction of and in coordination with” Trump to make illegal campaign payments to silence two women who say they had affairs with the president. He said the payments were “for the principal purpose of influencing the election”. Faced with a maximum sentence of 65 years in prison, Cohen is believed to be cooperating with the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia in exchange for leniency. On 22 August, Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis said in an interview with MSBNC that Cohen has “knowledge about a conspiracy to corrupt American democracy by the Russians and the failure to report that information to the FBI”. Cohen was one of Trump’s closest and most loyal … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Donald Trump and Michael Cohen: a comprehensive timeline
Freddy Gray 22 August 2018 11:02 AM 22 August 2018 11:02 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp ‘How ya like me now?’ tweeted Stormy Daniels last night — and, whatever else you might think about a porn star using her alleged extra-marital affair with a president to get rich, it’s hard to deny that her question has a point. She hasn’t been vindicated, exactly, but it’s no longer possible for even Donald Trump’s admirers to dismiss her story as the baseless claims of a fame hungry whore. Yesterday, Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, pleaded guilty to buying the silence of two women through illegal payments that violated campaign finance laws. He told the judge at the United States District Court in Manhattan that the payments were made “in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office,” which implicates the president in a federal crime. Trump fans can wave away … [Read more...] about The sordid reality of the Trump presidency