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Trump lashes out in televised rant, quizzing room about meeting with 'crazy' Pelosi and insisting he is 'stable genius'

Trump lashes out in televised rant, quizzing room about meeting with 'crazy' Pelosi and insisting he is 'stable genius'Donald Trump has lashed out at Nancy Pelosi and Democrats in a rant in which he called the House speaker crazy and claimed she lost it at a meeting he himself has been criticised over.Speaking at an event alongside farmers and ranchers, Mr Trump slammed his democratic rivals before asking his White House staff to reassure him that he was calm during a meeting over infrastructure on Wednesday.Ill tell you what, Ive been watching her, and I have been watching her for a long period of time, shes not the same person. Shes lost it, Mr Trump said of Ms Pelosi. I think shes got a lot of problems.Mr Trump reportedly left the meeting with Ms Pelosi and senate minority leader Chuck Schumer who he nicknamed as Cryin Chuck after, according to Ms Pelosi, he flipped because he didnt see a rush to impeachment coming out of our caucus.Ms Pelosi suggested after the meeting that Mr Trump actually wants to be impeached, so that the Republican-controlled Senate can overrule the measure. Ms Pelosi also said that she hopes the presidents administration and staff stage an intervention for Mr Trump after his "temper tantrum."But, during the Thursday event, Mr Trump insisted it was Democrats who had lost their cool. After asserting that he is an extremely stable genius, Mr Trump then asked the room to attest to his chill attitude in the immediate aftermath of the meeting.You all saw me minutes later, I was at a news conference, I was extremely calm, Mr Trump said.Kellyanne, what was my temperament yesterday, Mr Trump asked his counsellor Kellyanne Conway, who he claimed was present yesterday.You were very calm, she replied.Mr Trump then asked his senior communications director about his attitude, and she replied: Very direct.He also asked press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about his tone at the meeting, and she said he was definitely not angry or ranting.During the course of his insults on Ms Pelosi, Mr Trump said that she was waving her arms about in the air. He likened that to the behaviour of Democratic presidential candidate Beto ORourke.She reminded me of Beto, the president said.

Thu, 23 May 2019 16:36:38 -0400
In new charges against Assange, groups see cause for concern

In new charges against Assange, groups see cause for concernWASHINGTON (AP) New charges filed against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange quickly drew alarm Thursday from media organizations and others. The groups are concerned that the Justice Department is charging Assange for actions that ordinary journalists do routinely in their jobs.

Thu, 23 May 2019 21:43:07 -0400
The 'AOC primary': Can Warren steal the prized endorsement away from Bernie?

The 'AOC primary': Can Warren steal the prized endorsement away from Bernie?While the Democratic star says she'll support whoever wins her party's nomination, she's leaning toward two candidates.

Thu, 23 May 2019 15:53:49 -0400
Four more deaths on traffic-jammed Everest

Four more deaths on traffic-jammed EverestA traffic jam of climbers in the Everest "death zone" was blamed for two of four new deaths reported Friday, heightening concerns that the drive for profits is trumping safety on the world's highest peak. Nepal has issued a record 381 permits costing $11,000 each for the current spring climbing season, bringing in much-needed money for the impoverished Himalayan country. The four latest deaths reported on Friday, taking the toll from a deadly week on the overcrowded peak to eight, include two Indians and a Nepali on the Nepal side and an Austrian on the way down on the northern Tibetan side, officials and expedition organisers said.

Fri, 24 May 2019 07:36:36 -0400
The F-21 Could Be One Tough Fighter (With F-35 DNA). Here's the Problem.

The F-21 Could Be One Tough Fighter (With F-35 DNA). Here's the Problem.For the purposes of Lockheed's marketing campaign, the F-21 is a new fighter, although it shares many of its major features with the F-16V the company has sold to Bahrain, Greece, Slovakia, South Korea and Taiwan. Lockheed can build new F-16Vs or upgrade older F-16s to the V-standard.Lockheed Martin is developing a new variant of its iconic F-16 single-engine fighter in order to compete in Indias 2019 tender for 110 new warplanes.(This first appeared earlier in the month.)But dont count on the American firms F-21 to win the contract.According to journalist Angad Singh, the likely winner is French company Dassaults Rafale twin-engine fighter.Singh explains his rationale in the May 2019 issue of Combat Aircraft magazine. India previously ordered 36 Rafales as part of an earlier fighter tender. With 36 aircraft already on order and the infrastructure in place for an additional 36, a case could certainly be made that training, basing and sustainment costs for additional aircraft would not be an impossible burden.Other candidates for the Indian tender are the Saab Gripen from Sweden, the European Eurofighter Typhoon, the MiG-35 from Russia and the Boeing Super Hornet from the United States. Whichever fighter New Delhi selects, it needs the new jets now, according to Singh.

Thu, 23 May 2019 04:04:00 -0400
After Huawei, U.S. could blacklist Chinese surveillance tech firm - media

After Huawei, U.S. could blacklist Chinese surveillance tech firm - mediaThe U.S. administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision, media reports show, deepening worries that trade friction between the world's top two economies could be further inflamed. The restrictions would limit Hikvision's ability to buy U.S. technology and American companies may have to obtain government approval to supply components to the Chinese firm, the New York Times reported https://nyti.ms/2MfgBS3 on Tuesday. The United States stuck Huawei Technologies on a trade blacklist last week, effectively banning U.S. firms from doing business with the world's largest telecom network gear maker, in a major escalation in the trade war.

Wed, 22 May 2019 11:45:43 -0400
A 'Violent Tornado' Has Touched Down in Missouri

A 'Violent Tornado' Has Touched Down in MissouriA violent tornado touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri, causing heavy damage Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Thu, 23 May 2019 04:24:11 -0400
Modi Strengthens Grip on Power, Pulling India Further to Right

Modi Strengthens Grip on Power, Pulling India Further to RightIf anyone had any doubts about Narendra Modis popularity, Indias masses just put them to rest. A combination of economic populism, Hindu nationalism and air strikes against arch-rival Pakistan earlier this year proved unbeatable. This is a stunning reaffirmation of Modi and the BJP and, conversely, a sharp rebuke of the opposition, said Milan Vaishnav, director of the South Asia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Thu, 23 May 2019 16:00:01 -0400
Trump Storms Out of Infrastructure Talks with Dems after Pelosi Comments

Trump Storms Out of Infrastructure Talks with Dems after Pelosi CommentsPresident Trump stormed out of infrastructure talks with Democratic congressional leadersWednesday, railing against House speaker Nancy Pelosi's claim that he is "engaged in a cover-up."I dont do cover ups, the president told reporters in the White House Rose Garden. I walked into the room and I told Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi, I want to do infrastructure. I want to do it more than you want to do it. Id be really good at that. Thats what I do. But you know what, you cant do it under these circumstances.'""Get these phony investigations over with," Trump added. Ive said from the beginning that you probably cant go down two tracks. You can go down the investigation track or you can go down the investment track."The president's ire was piqued by ameeting of the House Democratic caucus earlier Wednesday, in which members discussed the possibility of impeaching him.During the closed-door meeting, Pelosi reportedly clashed with rank-and-file members who are upping the pressure on her to begin impeachment proceedings against the president. She was said to have argued that most of the party is against impeachment, a divisive and cumbersome process, as well as a political risk for Democrats. But she emerged from the meeting with harsh words for the president."We believe the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up," Pelosi said told reporters afterward. "We believe that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States."Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer accused Trump of planning the dramatic exit from the infrastructure meeting.To watch what happened in the White House would make your draw drop, Schumer said back on Capitol Hill. Its clear this was not a spontaneous move on the presidents part. It was planned.

Wed, 22 May 2019 13:04:47 -0400
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