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Trump Praises Kim Jong-Un For “Wise Decision”

US President Donald Trump praised North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un for delaying the decision to fire rockets on US territory Guam and reducing tensions between the two countries.

Kim Jong-Un of North Korea made a very wise and reasonable decision, Trump wrote on Twitter.

According to him, “the alternative would be catastrophic and unacceptable at the same time.”

The North Korean leader has postponed the decision to fire rockets in the direction of US territory Guam, and decided to see what the US will do first, North Korean media said.

 

 

The US Аuthorities Have Declared the ANTIFA Group a Terrorist Organization

The State Security Department in the US state of New Jersey declared the ANTIFA group as a terrorist organization.

This decision immediately caused a storm on social networks, and if it was judged by announcements, the storm could soon be transferred to the streets of almost all cities in the United States.

Namely, ANTIFA is an ultra-left organization that “fights” all kinds of racism, fascism and sexism throughout the Western world.

However, ANTIFA protests often become violent, and throughout the United States, there have been many cases where members of this organization physically attacked the supporters of current US President Donald Trump.




The US state of New Jersey is the first to place this organization out of the law and declare it terroristic, saying that it is an “extremist anarchist organization responsible for numerous violence in many US cities.”

The official Twitter profile of this organization states “how the war began” and supporters often call for violence.

ANTIFA is very widespread, not only in the United States, but also in the entire Western world. Its subsidiaries are active in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, France, Belgium, Australia and Canada.

Putting ANTIFA out of the law in New Jersey has already provoked disorder in this federal state, and it is expected that members of this organization, who are tens of thousands in the United States, come to the streets, to which they are called from official profiles on social networks ANTIFA.

Many opponents of Donald Trump, racism and fascism, although in principle share the views of ANTIFA, disagree and not support this organization, whose sympathizers are very aggressive and violent, and at their gatherings can not pass without an incident.

 

Awkward Situation: World Leaders Have Ignored the Canadian Prime Minister?

The meeting of the G7 was held this weekend in Italy. Attended by leaders of the seven industrialized countries and the Prime Minister of Canada and Justin Tudo at one point found in an awkward situation.

This weekend in the Italian town of Taormina held 43 consecutive gathering of G7, which brought together leaders of the seven industrialized countries (US, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan). Trump oppose the other leaders several issues, including that of global warming.




After lengthy discussions with partners in the G7, Twitter announced that next week will decide whether the US will remain a signatory to the global climate agreement from 2015, which countries have committed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

But what intrigued the world public situation informal socializing on the terrace. The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, instead of being at the center of the friendship of the leaders, was seen by. His personal decision or ignorance of others? In any case like this by acting fairly lonely.

 

Politics & Issues in US

US Senator Blunt softens stance on repealing health-care law after years of condemnation

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt for years wasn’t shy about his disdain for the Affordable Care Act, condemning it on the Senate floor, in town hall meetings and during interviews.

Then came Tuesday, when the Republican said fixing President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law doesn’t hinge on whether Congress takes action this week to do away with it entirely.

“Well, I think there’s a number of things that can be done without the repeal-and-replace legislation,” Blunt told reporters in during a conference call. “I am for the concept of ‘Let’s get moving here as quickly as we can,” but through administrative, not legislative, actions.

He did not, however, go so far as to take a position on the measure, for which House Republicans are trying to win support.

It’s been an uphill battle in Washington, though, as a few GOP colleagues, including U.S. Rep. Billy Long from Springfield, have turned against the sweeping proposal due to a provision that would allow governors to waive protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

Blunt’s suggestion is to let federal health officials use existing ACA provisions to give states more flexibility in providing cheaper insurance and to make it easier for workers to obtain health insurance through their jobs.

He also said Tuesday that he’s concerned about the ACA’s viability due to many rural Missouri residents having only one insurance option on the online marketplace, making it more expensive.

Blunt has been a vocal critic of the law since the majority-Democrat Congress passed it in 2010. But Blunt also has noted his support for certain provisions, such as allowing young adults up to the age of 26 to remain on their families’ health care plans.

Later Tuesday, Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill praised Blunt’s apparent softening of his earlier support for repeal. Both of them also believe that any Senate version of a repeal would need to be significantly different from what may pass in the House due to needed Democratic support.




Rep. Dean Plocher on statewide term limits — and the governor’s ethics agenda

On the latest edition of the Politically Speaking podcast, St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum welcomes state Rep. Dean Plocher to the program for the first time.

The Des Peres Republican was elected in late 2015 to fill former House Speaker John Diehl’s unexpired term. The 89th House District includes parts of Town & Country, Huntleigh, Des Peres and Country Life Acres.

Plocher, who operates his own law firm in Clayton, had planned to run for the seat after Diehl was forced to leave office due to term limits. But Diehl resigned earlier than expected in 2015 amid a scandal involving a 19-year-old intern.

Ultimately, Plocher beat out two other candidates to secure the Republican nomination in the special election. He defeated Democratic Al Gerber by 20 percentage points, and was re-elected last year by a wide margin.

Plocher serves as the vice chairman of the House Utilities Committee, and is on the the House Economic Development Committee and the Special Committee on Urban Issues.




The search is on for a new St. Louis police chief, and everybody has a wish list

For the first time in its history, the St. Louis Police Department can look beyond its ranks for a new chief, something that officers and community members say the city should take full advantage of.

“That person shouldn’t have any connection to the department,” according to Sgt. Heather Taylor, the president of the Ethical Society of Police, which represents officers of color.

 But the city will have competition, as St. Louis is one of eight major police departments, including Kansas City, currently searching for a new chief.

There’s no timetable for when the city will replace Chief Sam Dotson, who retired April 19, the day after Mayor Lyda Krewson was sworn in. Krewson and other city officials are in the process of drafting a job description for the position.

Community involvement should be key in the process, said John Chasnoff, the longtime co-chairman of the Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression. He said residents should be allowed to help write the job description and play a role in the interview process.

“If we’re really serious about a community-oriented, problem-solving police department, we need to start that with a community-oriented selection process,” he said.

Communities also are at the center of the expectations of Alderman Brandon Bosley, D-3rd Ward.

“He has to be compassionate, and passionate about helping communities do better, and not just do everything he can to lock up those individuals who are wreaking havoc or being detrimental to the community,” Bosley said.

And new alderman John Collins-Muhammad, D-21st Ward, is looking for someone with a “diverse background.”

“We need someone who understands how to effectively police constituents and citizens, and not just deal with tactics that do not work,” he said.