Sunday , 24 September 2017

Politics

NFL players' kneeling is about 'bringing unity' to America: Former player

Former NFL player Anquan Boldin responded to President Donald Trump‘s call for firing players who kneel during the national anthem, saying the silent protest by some professional football players has nothing to do with “disrespecting this country.” “Kneeling, taking a knee, or sitting during the national anthem has never been about disrespecting this country,” Boldin said to ABC News Chief …

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NFL kneeling-player debate draws both sides under trending #taketheknee hashtag

President Donald Trump‘s lashing out at NFL players who kneel in protest during the national anthem and the resulting backlash is playing out in part on social media, including under a Twitter hashtag trending Sunday morning, #taketheknee. The hashtag drew sharp responses from people both opposed and supportive of players protesting by kneeling during the pregame national anthem, a practice …

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Mnuchin defends use of costly government jet

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended his use of a costly government jet to make the short journey from New York City to Washington D.C. following an August meeting in Trump Tower. When asked about the travel by co-anchor Martha Raddatz on ABC News’ “This Week,” Mnuchin responded that it was necessary for national security purposes. “There are times when I …

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Mnuchin: ‘All the options are on the table’ when responding to North Korea

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told ABC News on Sunday that President Trump is ready to defend the United States from North Korean nuclear threats, both economically and militarily. “The president has said all the options are on the table. The president has lots of alternatives that have been presented to him, and he will make decisions at the time,” Mnuchin …

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Sen. Collins: 'Very difficult' to envision' voting for health care bill

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Sunday it would “very difficult” to envision herself voting for the Graham-Cassidy bill, which appears to put the Republicans’ latest effort to repeal Obamacare in jeopardy. “It’s very difficult for me to envision a scenario where I would end up voting for this bill,” Collins said in an interview with CNN Sunday. “I have a …

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NFL players can have 'free speech on their own time': Mnuchin

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended the president’s comments calling for NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to be fired, saying, “”this is not about free speech.” “This isn’t about Democrats. It’s not about Republicans. It’s not about race; it’s not about free speech. They can do free speech on their own time,” the treasury secretary said. “This is …

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GOP health care act sponsor tells Republican opponent bill will 'save a lot of money'

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., directly addressed fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky over his opposition to the latest GOP bill aiming to repeal and replace Obamacare, saying the new legislation would “save a lot of money.” “Rand Paul objects to the taxes, but when you look at the bill, Rand, we save a lot of money over time for …

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