Jan 15, 2021

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Democrats tell ‘unhinged’ Trump to step down or be impeached

By Eugenia Iglesias
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  • US President Donald Trump came under pressure Friday to step down or face impeachment, as the top Democrat in Congress announced she had discussed with the military how to block the "unhinged" leader from the nation's nuclear arsenal.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that Democrats will launch impeachment proceedings unless Trump leaves willingly, or Vice-President Mike Pence invokes the 25th Amendment, where the Cabinet removes the president.
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Too many very angry people

By James Neilson
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  • Not that long ago, cities in the United States were getting torched by “largely peaceful” mobs protesting against alleged police racism even in districts in which the police chief and most of the cops under him were black; they enjoyed the approval of senior Democrat politicians and much of the press, with few expressing sympathy for the victims of the riots.
  • Their complaints may be different, but in almost all cases the discontent is fuelled by the inability of the United States, or any other country, to come near to meeting the expectations of most of its inhabitants.
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The United States’ credibility has been stormed

By Clara Ferreira Marques
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  • State media in China, Russia and beyond, having covered November’s election turmoil and Donald Trump’s belligerent speeches with glee, are now beaming images of flag-carrying rioters against the background of the Capitol and, inside, of lawmakers taking cover.
  • It helps justify their clampdowns on opposing voices and enfeebles the United States in standing up as a meaningful proponent of democracy.
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