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Day: December 20, 2019

I am beating everybody: Trump looks to November
America, Featured

I am beating everybody: Trump looks to November

    President Trump sat forward on the edge of his chair and chatted at length with reporters in the Oval Office on Thursday, unbowed but for him a little subdued. The day after he was impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, he dismissed the judgment of the House of Representatives and punched back by celebrating with a Democratic congressman who switched parties to stand with him. I don’t feel like I’m being impeached because it’s a hoax, it’s a setup, Mr. Trump insisted as he showcased Representative Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, the newly minted Republican, and looked beyond his seemingly certain acquittal in a Senate trial to next fall’s election. I’m beating everybody by a lot, the president said, and I think that’s where we’re going. For Mr. Trump, it was the...
MPs vote to leave EU on January 31
Featured, United Kingdom

MPs vote to leave EU on January 31

    Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal has cleared its first Commons hurdle with a thumping majority of 124, putting the UK on course to leave the EU on 31 January. The withdrawal agreement bill stripped of powers for MPs to avert the risk of a no-deal Brexit at the end of 2020 and scrutinise the future EU trade deal was given its second reading. It will now be given detailed scrutiny at its committee stage early in the New Year, but is not expected to be amended significantly before passing into law next month. The result was not in doubt, after Mr Johnson won an 80-strong majority at last week’s election, but the size of the victory hinting at around 30 Labour abstentions or absentees. The prime minister’s relaxed approach to the vote despite its seismic implications was u...