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The Weak in Politics

The Weak In Politics

The Weak In Politics

Friday 3 February, 2017
From our Washington Insider The word is that Julian Assange turned down an invitation from the FBI to attend the Trump Inauguration. Trump transition fallout It looks like Ivanka will provide Melania with stiffer competition for the First Lady position than Bill Clinton. The cost of Trump foreign policies President Nieto of Mexico is faced […]
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From our Washington Insider

The word is that Julian Assange turned down an invitation from the FBI to attend the Trump Inauguration.

Trump transition fallout

It looks like Ivanka will provide Melania with stiffer competition for the First Lady position than Bill Clinton.

The cost of Trump foreign policies

President Nieto of Mexico is faced with two major threats to his budget outlook, a 20% tax on all drug exports to the US while the revenues accruing from the country’s role as the world’s leading refugee transit centre seem destined to hit the wall.

Family business

Leading commentators believe that Hillary will strongly support Chelsea in a bid to defeat the more powerful Arsenal planned by Trump.

Media news

CNN denies absolutely that it briefed Putin in advance about the questions he was likely to get from Trump.

After his time

While Rod Culleton wasn’t the right fit at One Nation it seems such a shame that he missed out on the Palmer United Party. He could have brought to it the sort of sustainable instability that Clive, the Brick with Eyes and Jacqui so obviously lacked.

Trump refugee policy

It was such a relief that Nauru and Manus Island remained on Trump’s list of preferred refugee sources.

News from South of the Border

Following news that their business is going to the wall Mexican people smugglers are thought to be developing tunnel vision.

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