Measure to split California: Court rules to remove from November ballot – CNN

Proposition 9 would’ve asked voters whether California should separate into three states: California, Northern California and Southern California. It would’ve been subject to approval by US Congress. The initiative had gained enough signatures in June to qualify for the ballot on November 6.
“We conclude that the potential harm in permitting the measure to remain on the ballot outweighs the potential harm in delaying the proposition to a future election,” the justices wrote.

Source: Measure to split California: Court rules to remove from November ballot – CNN

Putin told Trump: Russia never meddled in US election

President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin met in Helsinki, Finland for their first one-on-one summit on Monday.

  • President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin met in Finland’s capital city on Monday for a bilateral talk that lasted more than two hours — longer than the 90 minutes that had originally been planned.
  • “The Russian state has never interfered and is not going to interfere into internal American affairs including election process,” Putin said during the conference alongside Trump.
  • “There was no collusion. I didn’t know the president. There was nobody to collude with,” Trump said Monday.

Source: Putin told Trump: Russia never meddled in US election

Why Trump won’t cancel the Putin summit – POLITICO

Despite mainstream media denunciations, Trump’s base loves his taboo style of diplomacy—and is even warming up to the Russian president.

President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin has all the makings of a political disaster.

Millions of Americans believe Putin has some sinister influence over Trump. The Justice Department just indicted a dozen Russian military hackers for meddling in the 2016 election. Commentators and congressmen are demanding that Trump cancel Monday’s sit-down.

Source: Why Trump won’t cancel the Putin summit – POLITICO

Trump Refuses Question From CNN’s Jim Acosta: “CNN Is Fake News” | Video | RealClearPolitics

President Trump refused a question from CNN’s Jim Acosta at a joint press conference Friday afternoon with UK Prime Minister Teresa May in Buckinghamshire. Earlier in the press conference, Trump called out CNN after receiving a question from NBC News reporter Hallie Jackson. Trump said NBC is “possibly worse than CNN.””Mr. President, since you attacked CNN, can I ask you a question?” Acosta asked Trump.”[FOX News correspondent] John Roberts go ahead,” he said.”Can I ask you a question?” Acosta persisted.”No,” Trump told him.”CNN is fake news,” Trump said. “I don’t take questions from CNN. CNN is fake news. I don’t take questions from CNN.”Acosta brought the press conference to a halt insisting that the U.S. president take his question. Trump tried to move things along by calling on Roberts again.”John Roberts from FOX, let’s go to a real network,” Trump said”Well, we’re a real network too,” Acosta said, having the last word.

Source: Trump Refuses Question From CNN’s Jim Acosta: “CNN Is Fake News” | Video | RealClearPolitics

 

Trump says NATO allies agreed to boost defense spending after his pressure – CNNPolitics

Brussels (CNN)President Donald Trump said Thursday in an unscheduled news conference that all NATO members have agreed to increase their defense spending after he told them he was “extremely unhappy.”

“Everyone has agreed to substantially up their commitment. They’re going to up it at levels that they never thought of before,” Trump said.
“I told people that I’d be very unhappy if they didn’t up their financial commitments substantially,” Trump said when asked if he threatened to pull out of the alliance. “I let them know that I was extremely unhappy with what was happening, and they have now substantially upped their commitment.”

Source: Trump says NATO allies agreed to boost defense spending after his pressure – CNNPolitics

U.S. airlines cancel all flights to Haiti amid violent protests | Miami Herald

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES

The U.S. airlines canceled all of their flights to Haiti Saturday as the country’s embattled prime minister called for Haitians to stop blocking roads and burning tires amid a civil unrest being triggered by the announcement of a sharp hike in fuel prices. Flights remain canceled until further notice despite Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant’s announcement that the price adjustment was being temporarily suspended.

At least three people have died as a result of the violence that erupted Friday afternoon, including a police officer and security guard for a former legislative candidate and opposition leader. Also, two police stations — one in the city of Gonaives and the other in Carrefour on the outskirts of metropolitan Port-au-Prince — were set ablaze. Gunshots were fired during demonstrations in the capital city as well as the town of Cavaillon.

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Source: U.S. airlines cancel all flights to Haiti amid violent protests | Miami Herald