In the end, President Trump learned two lessons in Politics 101 the hard way from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: People who own shutdowns never win them. And if he ever was Washington’s unquestioned alpha politician, he’s not anymore. Even according to some conservatives. In agreeing Friday to end the partial government shutdown at least temporarily with no promise his southern border wall will ever be funded, Trump found out what divided government means. If the other party controls one chamber of Congress, as Pelosi’s Democrats now do for the first time in Trump’s presidency, nothing happens without negotiations. The San Francisco Democrat could have told Trump about the perils of owning shutdowns — she and the Democrats tried it themselves last year, to try to help undocumented immigrant “Dreamers,” and abandoned the strategy after two days of public relations disaster. Ted Cruz’s Republicans lost a 2013 shutdown. Newt Gingrich’s … [Read more...] about Trump gets schooled in the shutdown by an ‘alpha’ Nancy Pelosi
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - More than two years after U.S. President Donald Trump first proposed a plan to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, its first phase was launched on Tuesday at an economic workshop in Bahrain. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump stands as Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (not pictured) leaves after a meeting at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo The ‘Peace to Prosperity’ economic summit to encourage investment in the Palestinian Territories was billed as the first part of the White House’s broader political plan to end the conflict. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, the plan’s main architect, gave Reuters an exclusive preview of the economic proposals on Saturday. But the White House’s economic prospectus makes no mention of Palestinian statehood. And little has so far been revealed about the later political stage of the plan, which … [Read more...] about Explainer: Money talks in Trump’s Mideast plan – but can it pave way for peace?
After releasing the trailer of the much-awaited film 'Jumanji: The Next Level', the makers of the film have released new character posters which are sure to intrigue you. Awkwafina, Danny DeVito and Danny Glover are all set to join the already decorated cast of the film which comprises of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas. While the trailer of 'Jumanji: The Next Level' was a fun-ride and loved by the audience, these posters have piqued the interest of the audience, who are eagerly waiting for the film to release. While Dwayne is back as Dr Smolder Bravestone, Alex Wolff returns as Spencer and Jack returns as Professor Sheldon Oberon. Helmed by Jake Kasdan, the film has been slated for Christmas release. Check out the posters here: View this post on Instagram *smoldering intensifies* @TheRock is back as Dr. Smolder Bravestone in #JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL, in theaters December 13. A post shared by Jumanji: The Next Level (@jumanjimovie) on … [Read more...] about ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ new posters: Here’s a glimpse of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas and other characters
He spoke out to a fan on Twitter… January 08, 2019 - 17:09 GMT Fiona Ward Strictly Come Dancing professional Kevin Clifton has revealed the one big change he's made in his life since his split from Karen Clifton – find out why If you're looking to get in shape following the Christmas festivities and actually stay that way, take a leaf out of Kevin Clifton's book. In 2018, following his split from wife Karen Clifton, he opened up about what major change he made in his life and how it's made him look and feel better. Responding to a follower who asked: "My mum was wondering, have you lost weight since last year? 'Cos she says you're looking very trim," he wrote, "Bless her. I actually quit alcohol. Haven’t had a drink in 5 months. Could be that." Other Strictly fans were quick to respond to Kevin's post with plenty of compliments. Fans have noticed Kevin looked extra trim during the latest series of Strictly "Awww … [Read more...] about How Strictly’s Kevin Clifton got in shape post-divorce and stayed that way
This is so lovely! June 18, 2019 - 14:29 BST Hanna Fillingham Strictly Come Dancing star Kevin Clifton suggested a wedding song. The pro dancer is currently dating Stacey Dooley Strictly Come Dancing star Kevin Clifton is known to interact with his fans across social media, and often answers their questions online. And this week, the pro dancer took time out of his busy schedule to suggest a wedding song for one of his followers on Twitter, who had asked him for his opinion on a good tune for a first dance to a tango. The fan asked Kevin: "@Kevinclifton, if a person were getting married and wanted to tango as a first dance, can you suggest a @TheWho tune to do it to?? Bear in mind we are in our fifties (we would take lessons)." In response, the dancer replied: "Pinball Wizard would be great." Strictly star Kevin Clifton gave some wedding song advice to a fan At the beginning of the week, Kevin hit headlines about his own potential future … [Read more...] about Strictly star Kevin Clifton dishes out wedding advice to fan