John Haltiwanger, a Business Insider politics reporter, claims that his job is simply to “report the facts,” but on his social media — particularly his Instagram page over the years — he has aligned himself with the anti-Donald Trump resistance. On Nov. 9, 2016, as Donald Trump became the president-elect of the United States when he defeated Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton in the presidential election, Haltiwanger took to the streets of New York City to join in with protesters against Trump’s incoming administration. He celebrated his activism against the president on his Instagram page, where he explicitly said in one post of him with protesters that “Donald Trump is #NotMyPresident.”Another Instagram post from Haltiwanger shows video of people, including presumably him, marching through the streets of New York, chanting, “Not My President.” He celebrates the fact that a taxi driver joined in with the protesters with whom he … [Read more...] about ‘#NotMyPresident’: Business Insider Reporter John Haltiwanger’s History of Intense Trump Hatred
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By Marianna Parraga (Reuters) - Asbrubal Chavez, chief executive of Houston-based Citgo Petroleum Corp, boarded the Venezuelan-owned firm's corporate jet in Caracas on Jan. 30, after meeting with top officials of the embattled administration of socialist President Nicolas Maduro about the latest U.S. oil sanctions. Upon landing in the Bahamas - where Chavez has worked for about a year after being denied a U.S. visa - he had received word from Houston that it would be his last trip on a company plane and that his Citgo email account had been shut off. Day-to-day control of the company had passed to Citgo's top U.S. executive, Rick Esser, who with the backing of Venezuela's rising political opposition and the U.S. government would begin clearing the way for a new, anti-Maduro board of directors at Citgo. Esser oversaw the moves to isolate Chavez - a cousin of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez - and would soon start ousting other Citgo executives close to the Maduro … [Read more...] about The battle for Citgo: How Venezuela opposition leaders seized control
White House aides are asking business groups — including advocates for the Koch network — what they want to include in a wall-for-amnesty immigration deal, according to Axios. Axios reported: One of those officials said [top aide Jared] Kushner has almost exclusively been talking to Republicans to figure out what they want out of a reform package. His planning sessions are “about defining what we’re for, not what we’re against.” “Right now [Kushner is] just trying to understand the Republican position so that we can take all those views to the president and he can make an informed decision,” the same official said on Tuesday. “This is more of a long-term policy process, not a resolution for the shutdown,” the official added. “And amnesty was not discussed at any of these meetings. This is really about how do we reform our broken immigration system.” For more than a decade, Congress has grappled with the … [Read more...] about White House Aides Ask Business for Immigration Wish List
Claire Galofaro, Ap National Writer Updated 9:22 pm PST, Sunday, January 27, 2019 Christine Gagnon, of Southington, Conn., holds a sign during a protest with others who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and Opioid overdoses at the Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn., on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Gagnon lost her son Michael 13 months earlier. less Christine Gagnon, of Southington, Conn., holds a sign during a protest with others who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and Opioid overdoses at the Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn., on Friday, ... more Photo: Jessica Hill, AP Photo: Jessica Hill, AP Image 1 of / 24 Caption Close Image 1 of 24 Christine Gagnon, of Southington, Conn., holds a sign during a protest with others who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and … [Read more...] about Moms of the dead from drugs: “Where is the outrage for us?”
In a change to our usual format, we are bringing you a bumper edition of our weekly round-up, instead looking back over the last two weeks of debate here on View. Bridging the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019, we cast a glance over the past year while looking at what’s in store for the year ahead. The New Year period is always a time of reflection. As we turn the page on an old year and look forward to the new, change can be an exciting prospect after a tumultuous year. 2018 was certainly a year the world is looking forwarding to seeing the back of, particularly in Europe and the United States. For Donald Trump, it was another rocky year of snap policy decisions, staff resignations and battles with other legislators from both the Democratic and Republican parties. He ended the year with perhaps one of his most unexpected executive decisions – the immediate withdrawal of all US troops unilaterally from Syria. Does this represent the end of an American presence in … [Read more...] about The week that was: turning the page on 2018 but what next for 2019?