Oct 9, 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke Thursday about the prospect of striking a broad coronavirus stimulus deal, after President Donald Trump pulled out of talks earlier this week and called for stand-alone bills. CNBC’s Ylan Mui reports.
Oct 9, 2020
The president on Thursday called for AG Barr to indict Joe Biden for the ‘greatest political crime in the history of our country.’ Trump also called for the indict of former President Obama. The Morning Joe panel discusses. Aired on 10/09/2020
Oct 9, 2020
The president said Thursday he was hoping to hold a rally over the weekend in Florida and potentially Pennsylvania, but questions remain a week after he publicly announced his coronavirus diagnosis. Aired on 10/09/2020
Oct 8, 2020
Mary Trump speaks to MSNBC’s Ari Melber about her uncle, Pres. Donald Trump, breaking his own guidelines and risking other people’s lives – and candidly criticizes his longstanding difficulty “processing information,” caring about others even in his own family, or telling the truth. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. http://www.thebeatwithari.com). Aired on 10/08/2020
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Oct 5, 2020
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Oct 8, 2020
Founder of The Lincoln Project, Steve Schmidt, argues that the President’s own careless actions are the reason Joe Biden is so far ahead in the polls. Aired on 10/08/2020
Oct 7, 2020
XR Islington joins local campaigners in last bid to save mature trees from being cut down (7 October 2020)
In this report the BBC visits our newly-established tree protection site to speak to local residents who are highlighting the council’s inadequate response to declaring a climate & ecological emergency.
Sep 1, 2020
We Want To Live | UK Rebellion | 1 September 2020 https://rebellion.earth/uk-rebellion-…
Streamed live 2 hours ago
Extinction Rebellion will be rising up to hold our Prime Minister to his own words.
At the recent UN Biodiversity Summit (where he signed the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature, which includes a green recovery following the coronavirus pandemic) he said himself:
“Extinction is forever – so our action must be immediate”
HS2 (as the largest deforestation project in Europe, and daily destroyer of biodiversity) will be the target for this action, because its continuation shows that our government is not serious and these words are empty.
Today’s actions are taking place at several locations including Colne Valley (Buckinghamshire), Cubbington (Warwickshire) Lichfield (Staffodshire) and Euston (London).
The Nobel committee said the U.N. agency’s work to address hunger had laid the foundations for peace in nations ravaged by war.
By Megan Specia Oct. 9, 2020Updated 8:24 a.m. ET
The World Food Program was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat a surge in global hunger amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has swept around the world with devastating impact.
The Nobel committee said that work by the organization, a United Nations agency, to address hunger had laid the foundations for peace in nations ravaged by war.
“In the face of the pandemic, the World Food Program has demonstrated an impressive ability to intensify its efforts,” Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, said as she announced the prize in Oslo. “The combination of violent conflict and the pandemic has led to a dramatic rise in the number of people living on the brink of starvation,” she added.
In many nations, particularly those at war, the combination of conflict and the pandemic has sharply increased the number of people on the brink of starvation. As the global fallout from the pandemic began this spring, the World Food Program estimated that the number of people experiencing life-threatening levels of food insecurity could more than double this year, to 265 million.