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  • AMERICA awaits word from one more court in Trump v International Refugee Assistance Project and Trump v State of Hawaii—cases challenging the president’s entry ban from six Muslim-majority countries. The travel restrictions were blocked by federal judges in mid-March, and the Fourth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals refused to lift those stays in May and J..

    A new front in the legal fight over Donald Trump’s travel ban

    AMERICA awaits word from one more court in Trump v International Refugee Assistance Project and Trump v State of Hawaii—cases challenging the president’s entry ban from six Muslim-majority countries. The travel restrictions were blocked by federal judges in mid-March, and the Fourth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals refused to lift those stays in May and J..
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  • Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Johnson is a major Republican Party fundraiser US President Donald Trump has announced he will formally nominate NFL tycoon Woody Johnson to be US ambassador to the UK.The billionaire philanthropist and heir of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant, who is 70, has known Mr Trump for many years.However, Mr Johnson, a major Republican fundraiser, originally backed Trump rival Jeb Bush in Republican primaries.He will require Senate confirmation before he can take up the post.Mr Trump first raised the idea of nominating him in January, on the eve of his inauguration. The post of Ambassador of the United States to the Court of St James is viewed as a plum diplomatic appointment, traditionally given to only the most prolific donors or best-connected political insiders. UK Prime Minister Theresa May's spokeswoman welcomed the nomination, Reuters news agency reports."We are looking forward to working with the new US ambassador once that is..

    Woody Johnson: Trump picks NFL tycoon as UK ambassador

    Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Johnson is a major Republican Party fundraiser US President Donald Trump has announced he will formally nominate NFL tycoon Woody Johnson to be US ambassador to the UK.The billionaire philanthropist and heir of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant, who is 70, has known Mr Trump for many years.However, Mr Johnson, a major Republican fundraiser, originally backed Trump rival Jeb Bush in Republican primaries.He will require Senate confirmation before he can take up the post.Mr Trump first raised the idea of nominating him in January, on the eve of his inauguration. The post of Ambassador of the United States to the Court of St James is viewed as a plum diplomatic appointment, traditionally given to only the most prolific donors or best-connected political insiders. UK Prime Minister Theresa May's spokeswoman welcomed the nomination, Reuters news agency reports."We are looking forward to working with the new US ambassador once that is..
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  • Executives from the top four major U.S. carriers are meeting today with President Trump. Among the topics scheduled to be discussed are the future of drones and 5G technologies. With 5G expected to be available to U.S. consumers by no later than 2020, the president is expected to hear about its futu..

    Trump to meet today with U.S. wireless executives about 5G and drones

    Executives from the top four major U.S. carriers are meeting today with President Trump. Among the topics scheduled to be discussed are the future of drones and 5G technologies. With 5G expected to be available to U.S. consumers by no later than 2020, the president is expected to hear about its futu..
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  • Image copyright Reuters Donald Trump's state visit to the UK is in fresh doubt after there was no mention of it in the Queen's Speech.The US president accepted the Queen's invitation for him to travel to Britain when Prime Minister Theresa May visited Washington in January.But there have been reports that Mr Trump has changed his mind and does not want to come to the UK while there is potential for protests against him.The Queen did not mention it because no date has been set, Number 10 said.Wednesday's Queen's Speech saw the monarch announce the government's legislative programme for the next two years at the State Opening of Parliament. The monarch always also uses the speech to set out her official plans for the year.She said she looked forward to welcoming King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain for their state visit in July, and hosting the Commonwealth summit in April next year.But there was no word about Mr Trump's state visit, which h..

    Queen’s Speech: Donald Trump’s UK state visit in fresh doubt

    Image copyright Reuters Donald Trump's state visit to the UK is in fresh doubt after there was no mention of it in the Queen's Speech.The US president accepted the Queen's invitation for him to travel to Britain when Prime Minister Theresa May visited Washington in January.But there have been reports that Mr Trump has changed his mind and does not want to come to the UK while there is potential for protests against him.The Queen did not mention it because no date has been set, Number 10 said.Wednesday's Queen's Speech saw the monarch announce the government's legislative programme for the next two years at the State Opening of Parliament. The monarch always also uses the speech to set out her official plans for the year.She said she looked forward to welcoming King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain for their state visit in July, and hosting the Commonwealth summit in April next year.But there was no word about Mr Trump's state visit, which h..
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  • SPEAKING in the White House Rose Garden in May, Donald Trump described the $19.9bn increase in defence spending for 2017 (agreed upon seven months late after much wrangling) as “massive and badly needed”. It would soon be followed, he promised, by further boosts to the Pentagon’s funding. “We’re going to have the finest equipment of all types—whether it’s ae..

    Donald Trump has talked big about his military build up

    SPEAKING in the White House Rose Garden in May, Donald Trump described the $19.9bn increase in defence spending for 2017 (agreed upon seven months late after much wrangling) as “massive and badly needed”. It would soon be followed, he promised, by further boosts to the Pentagon’s funding. “We’re going to have the finest equipment of all types—whether it’s ae..
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  • AS A rule, it is not ideal for a presidential administration to remind onlookers of a feuding, villain-haunted Shakespearean tragedy. Yet that was a widely shared reaction when the first full meeting of President Donald Trump’s cabinet, on June 12th, began with an extended flattery contest.Vice-President Mike Pence set the tone, confiding that serving a pre..

    Donald Trump’s need for flattery is trashing reputations

    AS A rule, it is not ideal for a presidential administration to remind onlookers of a feuding, villain-haunted Shakespearean tragedy. Yet that was a widely shared reaction when the first full meeting of President Donald Trump’s cabinet, on June 12th, began with an extended flattery contest.Vice-President Mike Pence set the tone, confiding that serving a pre..
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  • AMERICA’S constitution is the world’s oldest. At 7,762 words, it is also one of the slimmest. Yet over the course of 228 years, no court has had occasion to weigh in on the meaning of two so-called “emoluments” clauses in America’s founding document. One says presidents may receive only their salary, and no other payment, from the federal government or the s..

    Maryland and the District of Columbia sue Donald Trump

    AMERICA’S constitution is the world’s oldest. At 7,762 words, it is also one of the slimmest. Yet over the course of 228 years, no court has had occasion to weigh in on the meaning of two so-called “emoluments” clauses in America’s founding document. One says presidents may receive only their salary, and no other payment, from the federal government or the s..
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  • “EVEN for the president”, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said on June 12th, immigration policy “is not a one-person show”. By a 3-0 vote, the court refused to lift a Hawaii judge’s stay on Donald Trump’s revised order banning travel from six mostly Muslim countries. The decision in State of Hawaii v Trump is the latest in a string of judicial defeats for..

    Another appeals court rejects Donald Trump’s travel ban

    “EVEN for the president”, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said on June 12th, immigration policy “is not a one-person show”. By a 3-0 vote, the court refused to lift a Hawaii judge’s stay on Donald Trump’s revised order banning travel from six mostly Muslim countries. The decision in State of Hawaii v Trump is the latest in a string of judicial defeats for..
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  • Image copyright Reuters The White House and Downing Street have denied US President Donald Trump wants to delay his state visit to the UK.It comes after the Guardian reported Mr Trump called Prime Minister Theresa May to say he did not want to visit until he had support from the British public.US administration officials have, however, told the BBC the president "does not feel like" visiting the UK any time soon.Mr Trump was invited for the state visit by the Queen.Downing Street says there has been "no change" to his planned trip. Mr Trump came in for criticism after attacking London Mayor Sadiq Khan over his response to the recent terror attacks.Mr Khan had told the public they should not be alarmed at the increased police presence on the streets after the attacks on London Bridge and at Borough Market. But Mr Trump then accused him via Twitter of making "pathetic excuses". A Downing Street spokesman said: "We aren't going to comment on speculation about the contents of ..

    Donald Trump: UK and US governments deny state visit delay

    Image copyright Reuters The White House and Downing Street have denied US President Donald Trump wants to delay his state visit to the UK.It comes after the Guardian reported Mr Trump called Prime Minister Theresa May to say he did not want to visit until he had support from the British public.US administration officials have, however, told the BBC the president "does not feel like" visiting the UK any time soon.Mr Trump was invited for the state visit by the Queen.Downing Street says there has been "no change" to his planned trip. Mr Trump came in for criticism after attacking London Mayor Sadiq Khan over his response to the recent terror attacks.Mr Khan had told the public they should not be alarmed at the increased police presence on the streets after the attacks on London Bridge and at Borough Market. But Mr Trump then accused him via Twitter of making "pathetic excuses". A Downing Street spokesman said: "We aren't going to comment on speculation about the contents of ..
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