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US House rejects effort to remove Speaker Johnson from office

US House rejects effort to remove Speaker Johnson from office

[ad_1] washington —  Hard-line Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene stunned colleagues Wednesday by calling for a vote to oust Speaker Mike Johnson. Lawmakers quickly rejected it. Greene pressed ahead with her long-shot effort despite pushback from Republicans at the highest levels tired of the political chaos. One of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters in Congress, Greene stood on the House floor and read a long list of what she called transgressions that Johnson had committed as speaker. Colleagues booed in protest. It was the second time in a matter of months that Republicans have tried to oust their own speaker, an unheard-of level of party turmoil with a move rarely seen in U.S. history. Greene of Georgia criticized Johnson’s leadership as “pathetic, weak and unacceptable.” Republican lawmakers filtered toward Johnson, giving him pats on the back and grasping his shoulder to assure him of their support. House Majority Leader Steve Scalise quickly moved to table the effort — essentially stopping it from going forward. The motion to table was swiftly approved. The Georgia Republican had vowed she …

Judge rejects Trump demand for a “mistrial” after embarassing testimony from Stormy Daniels

Judge rejects Trump demand for a “mistrial” after embarassing testimony from Stormy Daniels

[ad_1] Stormy Daniels’s testimony on the stand Tuesday appeared to bother Donald Trump, the former president “staring straight ahead glumly” as the adult film star aired embarrassing details of their alleged private moment. During a lunch break, Trump took to Truth Social in outrage, writing: “THE PROSECUTION, WHICH HAS NO CASE, HAS GONE TOO FAR. MISTRIAL!” he wrote.  Back in the courtroom Tuesday afternoon,Todd Blanche, Trump’s lead counsel on the criminal hush money case, echoed the call for mistrial. Blanche specifically brought up the adult film star’s testimony that Trump didn’t wear a condom during their alleged 2006 encounter. Blanche argued that the claim was prejudicial and claimed that the prosecutors intentionally asked her questions that would “inflame this jury.”  The “pure embarrassment” caused by her testimony, Blanche argued, would make it impossible for Trump to get a fair trial, saying jurors should have not heard the allegations but that you can’t “unring this bell.” He added that Daniel’s claim that she “blacked out” before having sex with Trump “is the kind of testimony that …

Warren Buffett’s Company Rejects Proposals, but It Faces Lawsuit Over How It Handled One Last Year

Warren Buffett’s Company Rejects Proposals, but It Faces Lawsuit Over How It Handled One Last Year

[ad_1] OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Shareholder proposals are usually uneventful at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting. But Warren Buffett and the company are now facing a lawsuit over the way one presenter was treated last year. Peter Flaherty with the National Legal and Policy Center came back with another proposal this year on a different subject even after he was cut off in the middle of his presentation last year and arrested for trespassing. The charges were later dropped, but Flaherty decided to sue because of the way he was treated to stand up for any shareholder who wants to bring a proposal. He said he had never had trouble at dozens of meetings he has presented at since 2005, including Berkshire’s 2022 meeting. “I’ve never been interrupted while making a shareholder presentation. I’ve never had my mic cut, and I’ve never been removed from a meeting room. And I’ve certainly never been arrested,” Flaherty said, “Those things were unprecedented for me.” The issue last year was that Flaherty questioned the character of one of Buffett’s …

Keir Starmer rejects handshake with new mayor Richard Parker | Politics | News

Keir Starmer rejects handshake with new mayor Richard Parker | Politics | News

[ad_1] An awkward moment between Sir Keir Starmer and newly-elected West Midlands mayor Richard Parker has been picked up by eagle-eyed viewers. The leader of the Labour Party sprung up miraculously in Birmingham to congratulate Mr Parker, who beat the Tories’ Andy Street in a shock election battle. Mr Street had been hoping for a third term in the role, but was narrowly beaten by Mr Parker who received a total of 225,590 votes in comparison to Mr Street’s 224,082. The shock turn of events saw Labour supporters gather with their placcards as they faced cameras – but a clip on BBC News unearthed a slightly tense moment between Sir Keir and Mr Parker. Sir Keir was eager to seal his victory, and addressed crowds, clutching the new mayor’s shoulder: “We started in Blackpool, we had a 26 percent swing – and we’ve ended in the West Midlands with our new mayor, Richard Parker.” As more cheers erupted, Sir Keir paused with both hands in front of him as the new successor looked towards him …

Spain rejects Argentinian claim its PM is causing ‘poverty and death’ | Javier Milei

Spain rejects Argentinian claim its PM is causing ‘poverty and death’ | Javier Milei

[ad_1] Spain has denounced comments by Argentina’s presidency that accused the Spanish government of bringing “poverty and death” to its own people. The office of the Argentinian president, Javier Milei, had published a statement on X, accusing the prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, of damaging Spain’s economy and stability. The post appears to have been in reaction to earlier comments from the Spanish transport minister, Óscar Puente, who had suggested, during a panel discussion in Salamanca on Friday, that Milei had ingested “substances” during last year’s election campaign. Milei’s office released a statement on Saturday condemning the remarks while also attacking Sánchez. It accused Sánchez of “endangering Spanish women by allowing illegal immigration” and undermining Spain’s integrity by making deals with separatists, an allusion to a pact Sánchez’s Socialist Workers’ party struck with Basque and Catalan regionalist parties to form a government, while suggesting his leftist policies brought “death and poverty”. That provoked a rebuke from the Spanish foreign ministry who said: “The Spanish government categorically rejects the unfounded words … which do not reflect the …

UCLA police chief accused of security lapse before mob attack. He rejects claim

UCLA police chief accused of security lapse before mob attack. He rejects claim

[ad_1] The UCLA police chief is facing growing scrutiny for what three sources told The Times was a string of serious security lapses before a mob attacked a pro-Palestinian student encampment this week. But the chief, John Thomas, late Friday rejected those allegations and said he did “everything I could” to provide security and keep students safe during a week of strife that left UCLA reeling. On the morning before Tuesday night’s attack on the encampment, Thomas assured university leadership that he could mobilize law enforcement “in minutes,” acccording to the sources. It took three hours to actually bring in enough officers to quell the violence. Days earlier, campus leadership had directed Thomas to create a safety plan that would protect the UCLA community after the encampment was put up last week and began drawing agitators, the sources said. The chief was told to spare no expense to bring in other UC police officers, offer overtime and hire as many private security officers needed to keep the peace. But Thomas did not provide a plan …

The top U.N. court rejects Nicaragua’s request for Germany to halt aid to Israel

The top U.N. court rejects Nicaragua’s request for Germany to halt aid to Israel

[ad_1] The top U.N. court rejected on Tuesday a request by Nicaragua to order Germany to halt military and other aid to Israel and renew funding to the U.N. aid agency in Gaza. The International Court of Justice said that legal conditions for making such an order weren’t met and rejected the request in a 15-1 vote. “Based on the factual information and legal arguments presented by the parties, the court concludes that, as present, the circumstances are not such as to require the exercise of its power … to indicate provisional measures,” said Nawaf Salam, the court’s president. However, the 16-judge panel declined to throw out the case altogether, meaning it will continue to be heard at the court. Salam said that the court “remains deeply concerned about the catastrophic living conditions of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, in particular in view of the prolonged and widespread deprivation of food and other basic necessities to which they have been subjected.” The reading of the decision lasted less than 20 minutes. Germany argued at …

Top UN court rejects bid to force Germany to stop arming Israel – POLITICO

Top UN court rejects bid to force Germany to stop arming Israel – POLITICO

[ad_1] Western intelligence officials and diplomats told POLITICO they believed Nicaragua had filed the case against Germany at the U.N.’s top court at the behest of Moscow, speculating that Russia intended to undermine the ICJ’s authority by making it a venue for specious legal arguments. Germany has rejected Nicaragua’s claims, with Tania von Uslar-Gleichen, director of international law at Germany’s Foreign Office, saying “they have no basis in fact or law.” In January, South Africa accused Israel of committing genocide in a separate case at the same court. The ICJ did not accept that claim in a preliminary ruling, but cautioned Israel to ensure that its forces don’t commit acts of genocide in their war with Hamas. [ad_2] Source link

Biden Rejects World Court Investigation Of Israel As Netanyahu Arrest Warrant Looms

Biden Rejects World Court Investigation Of Israel As Netanyahu Arrest Warrant Looms

[ad_1] The Biden administration is reportedly in the midst of a diplomatic full court press in efforts to prevent the International Criminal Court (ICC) from issuing arrest warrants for top Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The ICC is also expected to issue warrants for Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and Israel Defense Forces chief of staff Herzi Halevi, in connection with alleged large-scale human rights abuses related to the war in Gaza. Axios reports Monday that the Israeli government is growing “increasingly concerned” over the possible action, while Walla news has written that Netanyahu is “under unusual stress” over what will be a largely symbolic, albeit still deeply embarrassing reputational black eye for his government at a moment he’s facing immense domestic pressure at home to bring back the hostages. Via AFP The Israeli leader has personally asked President Biden to intervene. Axios details of the call: “The officials said Netanyahu expressed his concern to Biden in a phone call on Sunday, where the two leaders also discussed hostage negotiations, Israel’s defense against Iran’s missile attack, and the …

Former Trump aide Peter Navarro will remain in prison after Supreme Court rejects bid for freedom

Former Trump aide Peter Navarro will remain in prison after Supreme Court rejects bid for freedom

[ad_1] For a second time, the Supreme Court has rejected former Trump White House advisor Peter Navarro’s request to get out of prison while he appeals a conviction for contempt of Congress, CNN reported Monday. The former director of the White House National Trade Council reported to federal prison after Chief Justice John G. Roberts denied Navarro’s first attempt to avoid incarceration. Navarro, 74, has been serving a four-month sentence in an 80-person facility for older inmates at the Federal Correctional Institute in Miami. He had defied a congressional subpoena to testify about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters, and was subsequently found guilty of two counts of criminal contempt of Congress. The prison sentence and a $9,500 fine were passed down by a federal judge in Washington, D.C. Members of the House January 6 Committee had sought documents and testimony from Navarro, who was involved in Trump’s bid to delay the official certification of Joe Biden’s victory. Navarro argued that he was entitled to executive privilege, but Roberts ruled …