Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said Tuesday on CNN’s “The Lead” that former President Donald Trump “abused the loyalty and trust that his voters placed in him” by saying the 2020 presidential election was stolen. Discussing Boehner’s new book, anchor Jake Tapper said, “In one sentences you say that Donald Trump pushed a quote, ‘bullshit lie that the election was stolen,’ and then you noted he incited the insurrection on January 6 for nothing more than, quote, ‘selfish reasons.'” Boehner said, “Well, I’m still waiting for evidence to show up. The president was out there every day talking about the election being stolen and filing lawsuits. I’m waiting for the evidence, and sadly no evidence ever showed up. I think the president abused the loyalty and trust that his voters placed in him by not being honest with the American people about the outcome.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN … [Read more...] about Boehner: Trump ‘Abused the Loyalty and Trust’ of His Voters — ‘No Evidence’ Election Was Stolen
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Do Van Chien named President of VFF Central Committee Do Van Chien, President of the VFF Central Committee for the ninth tenure, speaks at the meeting in Hanoi on April 12 Do Van Chien, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and Secretary of the Party Delegation of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF), has been assigned as President of the VFF Central Committee for the ninth tenure (2019-2024). The VFF Central Committee held a meeting in Hanoi on April 12 to discuss the appointment of its President and additional members to its Presidium. All in attendance agreed to assign Chien as a member of the VFF Central Committee and its Presidium, and President of the VFF Central Committee for the ninth tenure. His predecessor, Politburo member Tran Thanh Man, was recently elected Vice Chairman of the 14th National Assembly (NA). In his inauguration address, Chien said the VFF should push ahead with performing its duties in the election of deputies to the 15th NA and all-level … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES APRIL 13
Rodrigo Duterte —MALACAÑANG FILE PHOTO President Duterte said he was not an inutile leader because if he were the military would not have allowed him to remain in power. Mr. Duterte made the remark on a prerecorded appearance on national television on Monday night, ending his nearly two-week absence from the public eye which fueled rumors that he was sick. He said he made himself scarce on purpose, but his absence was criticized as he was not seen or heard from while the country was being ravaged by a surge in COVID-19 cases. “When I was missing for several days, I did that deliberately,” he said in Filipino. “Like a child, the more you pick on me, the more I am encouraged.” He explained that during that time, he was busy studying whether a directive pertaining to agriculture which he eventually signed was legal. He said the military would have moved against him had he not been doing his job. AFP sees it as ‘trust’ “Let’s be frank. Would I have lasted this long in … [Read more...] about Duterte: Military would have ousted me if I were inutile
Trump speaks, and MAGA folk fall silent when the pollster calls. Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Last month, Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight did an analysis of polling errors in the 2020 election cycle, and I discussed it along with related data at some length. Now comes an interesting report from a group of five major Democratic pollsters that confirms much of what Nate had to say, while offering one new theory I find fascinating: that like voting by mail, poll response in 2020 may have been significantly skewed by Donald Trump’s disinformation. To be clear, the pollsters issuing this report are campaign pollsters, not the media-sponsored outfits whose data FiveThirtyEight (and political writers) typically consumes. These are people whose findings guided, and apparently misguided, actual candidates; it says a lot for them that they are engaged in this very public self-critique, but it also shows that 2020 polling errors really were systemic, and really did (on … [Read more...] about Did Trump Ruin Polling, Too?
After the PPP and the ANP parted ways with the Pakistan Democratic Movement following a rift, it looks like the differences between the alliance and the parties in question have also taken to social media. As reported by Geo.tv , a screenshot recently started circulating on Facebook and Twitter shows that PML-N's senior leader Ahsan Iqbal has removed several PPP and ANP members from a WhatsApp group, reportedly belonging to the PDM. According to the screenshot, PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal removed PPP's Sherry Rehman, former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, and Qamar Zaman Kaira from the group. Ahsan Iqbal has also removed ANP's Mian Iftikhar from PDM's WhatsApp group. It should be recalled that two days ago, the PPP had decided to resign from all posts of the PDM after developing a difference of opinion with the multi-party alliance over the matter of resignation from the assemblies and the appointment of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate. PPP had also been … [Read more...] about Ahsan Iqbal reportedly removes ANP, PPP leaders from PDM WhatsApp group