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Illinois Governor Pritzker on the Impeachment of President Trump
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Illinois Governor Pritzker on the Impeachment of President Trump

Springfield, IL (STL.News) — Governor JB Pritzker issued the following statement following the second impeachment of President Trump. "For the first time in United States history, a sitting President has been impeached on two separate occasions by the House of Representatives - a testament to the resiliency of our Constitution, but an ugly stain on our nation's history," said Governor JB Pritzker. "Make no mistake: to hold accountable those who smear our democracy, who unleash violence and death upon the halls of Congress, who dance on the desks of duly elected public servants in the name of insurrection - and yes, those who incite it all from inside the world's most powerful office - is the most patriotic thing we can do. We cannot rebuild without ridding ourselves of what's rotten....
‘Go home’, says President Donald Trump to protesters
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‘Go home’, says President Donald Trump to protesters

(STL.News) Hours after hundreds of President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a harrowing assault on American democracy, a shaken Congress on Thursday formally certified Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News
Trump reaffirms Tibetans’ right to choose successor
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Trump reaffirms Tibetans’ right to choose successor

(STL.News) China expressed anger on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law measures to further bolster support for Taiwan and Tibet, which had been included in a $2.3 trillion pandemic aid and spending package. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News STL.News References: YouTube
House to vote on bill that will boost direct payments to $2,000
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House to vote on bill that will boost direct payments to $2,000

(STL.News) President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion Covid-19 relief bill into law, averting a government shutdown and extending unemployment benefits to millions of Americans.  The signing came days after Trump suggested he would veto the legislation, demanding $2,000 direct payments to Americans, instead of $600. CNBC's Diana Olick reports. YouTube video provied courtesy of CNBC-TV STL.News References: YouTube
USAID, AMC deliver ventilators to Indonesia
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USAID, AMC deliver ventilators to Indonesia

(STL.News) To help fight COVID-19, the U.S. Agency for International Development committed to donating 1,000 ventilators to Indonesia.  In the largest, single USAID ventilator delivery to date, Air Mobility Command delivered 500 of the 1,000 life-saving machines to Indonesia, Aug. 30.  Through an all-of-America approach, AMC continues to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 by delivering aid across the globe. Accomplished by and during the Trump Administration. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Air Mobility Command STL.News References: YouTube
Presidential Message on Kwanzaa, 2020
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Presidential Message on Kwanzaa, 2020

Washington, DC (STL.News) The White House released the following statement: The First Lady and I send our best wishes to all those observing Kwanzaa. For many, today marks the first day in a weeklong celebration of African culture and heritage.  As families, friends, and communities light the Kinara over the next 7 days, our Nation honors the indelible contributions of African Americans to the strength and vitality of the United States. During this time, we send season’s greetings to those celebrating and pray for the health, happiness, and unity of all Americans in the New Year.
President Trump vetoes National Defense Authorization Act
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President Trump vetoes National Defense Authorization Act

(STL.News) U.S. President Donald Trump vetoed a bipartisan defense policy bill on Wednesday and raised the prospect that the United States could face a government shutdown during a pandemic, stirring new turmoil in Washington as he headed to Florida for Christmas. ?? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News STL.News References: YouTube
Presidential Message – First Birthday of the United States Space Force
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Presidential Message – First Birthday of the United States Space Force

Today, December 20th is the 1st Anniversary for the United States Space Force Washington, DC (STL.News) Today, the White House released the following Presidential Message: As Commander in Chief, I send my best wishes to the men and women of the United States Space Force on its first birthday! Over 50 years ago, Americans produced one of history’s most triumphant achievements by taking “one small step for man” and “one giant leap for mankind.”  As our beautiful American Flag was planted on the Moon’s surface, it was clear what had brought humans to this new and wondrous frontier—the American spirit.  One year ago, we opened another chapter in the extraordinary history of American leadership in space, and strengthened America’s heritage as the world’s greatest arsenal of democracy.  T...
US Department of State: END Wildlife Trafficking Report 2020
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US Department of State: END Wildlife Trafficking Report 2020

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: The U.S. Department of State submitted the fourth annual report to Congress as required by the Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016 (the END Wildlife Trafficking Act).  Wildlife trafficking is a serious transnational crime that threatens security, economic prosperity, the rule of law, long-standing conservation efforts, and human health.  In Executive Order 13773, President Trump called for a comprehensive and decisive approach to dismantle organized crime syndicates, specifically recognizing the connection between wildlife trafficking and transnational criminal organizations.  The U.S. government’s three-pronged approach to combating wildlife trafficking — strengthening l...
Trump Signed Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions
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Trump Signed Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions

Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2021 Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Secretary Of State, Michael R. Pompeo released the following statement: President Trump signed the Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2021 following consultations with Congress conducted by the Department of State, along with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services. It authorizes the resettlement of up to 15,000 refugees in the United States in Fiscal Year 2021. The President’s program reflects the Administration’s continuing commitment to seeing the world as it is and not as we want it to be, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, while accounting for the massive backlog in asylum cases.  We see the scope ...
US Department of State: U.S. Citizens Born in Jerusalem
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US Department of State: U.S. Citizens Born in Jerusalem

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Secretary Of State, Michael R. Pompeo released the following statement: Consistent with President Trump’s Jerusalem Proclamation of December 6, 2017, and the historic opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, today I am announcing updates to the Department’s guidance on passports and other consular documents issued to U.S. citizens.  Effective immediately, the State Department will allow U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem to elect to list their place of birth as “Israel.” Applicants born in Jerusalem will be able to request either “Jerusalem” or “Israel” as their place of birth on consular documents.  Those U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem who do not specify their place of birth on applications for consular services as “Israel” will continue to...
President Trump’s Q&A with Religion News Service
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President Trump’s Q&A with Religion News Service

(STL.News) – The following Q&A was part of a written interview with President Trump for Religion News Service. His answers appear in full below. 1. Last week you gave reference to thanking God that you had COVID.  What did you learn spiritually during your COVID experience? It was amazing to see so many great Americans who reached out and said they were praying for me and my family.  This country is full of wonderful people with strong faith in God.  Melania and I felt the prayers of Americans from all across the country – and even around the world.  When I was at Walter Reed, I said, “There were miracles coming down from heaven.”  I meant it – Melania and I are very thankful to God for looking out for our family and returning us to good health. 2. You are regularly associated with ...
Trump casts vote ahead of campaign blitz in battleground states
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Trump casts vote ahead of campaign blitz in battleground states

(STL.News) In the US, both incumbent President Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden have been rallying support in battleground states as the date for the presidential election nears. Coronavirus cases hit an all-time high on Friday but Trump continues to insist the nation is “turning a corner”. Biden has taken a different tone, acknowledging the challenges the country faces and promising to work to address them. Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports from Miami in the US state of Florida. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Al Jazeera News Can also be viewed on US Political News Read more political news at USPoliticalNews.org
New York Governor Cuomo: “Mr. President, Where Do We Go From Here With COVID?”
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New York Governor Cuomo: “Mr. President, Where Do We Go From Here With COVID?”

Governor Cuomo: "Mr. President, Where Do We Go From Here With COVID?" New York (STL.News) Governor Cuomo released a letter from the National Governors Association (NGA) asking President Trump for a meeting to discuss how a vaccination program would be conducted and what are the respective roles of the federal and state governments. The letter can be found here and the text is below. Dear President Trump, States have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, working tirelessly to protect and care for our residents during this global pandemic.  Governors are willing to assist your Administration's efforts to ensure a national vaccination campaign is implemented smoothly and efficiently.  However, additional guidance and clarification is needed on the roles and expectations of st...
Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the National Strategy
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Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the National Strategy

Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies (STL.News) – Today, President Trump released the “National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies,” which outlines how the United States will promote and protect our competitive edge in fields such as artificial intelligence, energy, quantum information science, communication and networking technologies, semiconductors, military, and space technologies. As our competitors and adversaries mobilize vast resources in these fields, American dominance in science and technology is more important now than ever, and is vital to our long-term economic and national security.  The United States will not turn a blind eye to the tactics of countries like China and Russia, which steal tech...
United States Releases National Strategy for Critical & Emerging Technologies
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United States Releases National Strategy for Critical & Emerging Technologies

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department Of State released the following statement: Today, President Trump signed the 2020 National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies, which outlines how the United States will maintain its global leadership in wide-ranging technologies, including in the fields of conventional weapons, artificial intelligence, semiconductors, and space.  This first whole-of-government strategy will maintain American leadership in these critical fields. As our competitors and adversaries mobilize vast resources in these areas, American commitment to science and technology is more important than ever.  Maintaining our competitive edge is critical to our long-term national and security and economic stability and growth. The United States will not turn a blind...