Donald Trump’s top political staffers in Mar-a-Lago are pressing him to move forward with announcing his scheduled 2024 presidential campaign next week, but a group of allies is proposing to postpone it until after the Senate run-off in Georgia in December, According to sources familiar with the matter.
The former US president was forced to hold Republicans accountable for the disappointing performance of the right-wing candidates he supported in the midterm elections, as the defeat of Republican candidate Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania contributed to uncertainty over which party would control the Senate.
Trump has indicated publicly that he intends to announce his 2024 presidential campaign next week as planned. Behind the scenes at Mar-a-Lago, in a sign of concern about his position after the midterm results, he remains hesitant about how to proceed. However, some initial invitations to a “Special Announcement” event have been sent out.
Sources said Trump’s senior staff have pressured him hard to announce his latest campaign in the White House as planned on Tuesday, suggesting he will look weak and battered by results if he accedes to his demands for a delay until the Senate runoff.
Is there an upside to waiting until next month? His handpicked Republican candidate, Herschel Walker, is behind the current Democratic candidate, Raphael Warnock. His employees are said to have told him: If Walker wins, you can take credit, and if Walker loses, your position will be no different than now.
Nothing is final in the House or Senate Counting of the midterm elections continues
All eyes were on the political world I trained in Arizona and Nevada On Friday, as hundreds of thousands of uncounted votes held the key to the US Senate, three days after Americans cast their final votes in the midterm elections.
Democrats or Republicans can gain a majority in the Senate by sweeping rivalries in both states. However, the split would turn the December 6 runoff election for the Senate in Georgia into a proxy battle over the Senate, which, among other powers, has influence over President Joe Biden’s judicial appointments.
Meanwhile, Republicans were slowly getting close to wresting control of the House of Representatives from Biden’s Democrats, which would give them a veto of his legislative agenda and allow them to begin investigations into his administration.
Republicans had secured at least 211 of the 218 seats they needed in the House, Edison Research predicted late Thursday, while Democrats won 197 seats.
“More than 50 poor countries are in danger of bankruptcy,” says a UN official.
There are more than 50 of the poorest developing countries The risk of defaulting on debt And it actually becomes bankrupt unless the rich world provides urgent help, the head of the United Nations Development Program said.
Inflation, the energy crisis and rising interest rates are creating conditions in which an increasing number of countries are at risk of default, with potentially catastrophic effects for their people, says Achim Steiner, head of global development at the United Nations.
There are currently 54 countries on our list [of those likely to default] And if we have more shocks — interest rates go up more, borrowing becomes more expensive, energy prices, food prices — it becomes almost inevitable that we will see a number of these economies unable to pay,” he said at the UN COP27 climate summit.
This creates a catastrophic scenario. Look at Sri Lanka [which has descended into civil strife] With all the social, economic and political implications this holds.”
What else happens in Cop27? Joe Biden is visiting the conference and is scheduled to speak this afternoon. Today’s topic is decarbonization. The full UN schedule can be found over hereAnd we will bring you the most important and most important developments as the day comes live blog.
Exodus continues on Twitter as Elon Musk hints at possible bankruptcy
As Elon Musk’s ownership of Twitter enters its third week, the billionaire has revealed a sensitive financial future for the social media platform, Amid a mass exodus of senior privacy and security officials.
Yoel Roth, the head of safety and integrity who has been commissioned to speak publicly about advertisers and users’ concerns about the platform, is said to be the latest to leave the company.
The departures began on the same day that Musk addressed employees for the first time, saying that “bankruptcy is out of the question,” according to multiple reports.
The day began with the resignations of three senior security officials – Chief Information Security Officer, Leah Kesner, Chief Privacy Officer, Damien Keran, and Chief Compliance Officer, Marian Fogarty – prompting the Warnings from the Federal Trade Commission. (Twitter reached a settlement over privacy issues with the Federal Trade Commission in May.) And after those departures, Roth and Twitter’s head of customer solutions, Robin Wheeler, left.
What else is happening on Twitter? George W. Bush “misses killing Iraqis,” and Tony Blair agrees. OJ Simpson says he did. At least, that’s what these celebs are saying on Twitter – and it should all be true, because they have a blue check mark next to their name. In fact, despite this Parody accounts simply benefit From Musk’s Twitter Blue. For $8 per month, users are given a blue check that once indicates that the account really belongs to a public figure. The result, for internet professionals, is an account that purports to belong to a celebrity and appears to be very real.
In other news…
Ukraine says its forces have recaptured dozens of towns and villages littered with landmines that Russian forces left in southern Ukraine as they approached the outskirts of the strategic region. Kherson city. President Volodymyr Zelensky said: “Dozens of The Ukrainian flags are already back to their rightful place.
Atmosphere Biden will meet his Chinese counterpartThe White House, Xi Jinping, said Monday on the sidelines of the G20 summit. In their first direct talks since Biden became president, the US leader hopes to build a “floor” for relations between the two countries.
KFC has apologized for a notice sent via its app inviting German customers to celebrate the anniversary of the Nazi Kristallnacht massacre against Jews by ordering fried chicken and cheese. The company contacted customers for They suggest they “remember” Nazi atrocities eating her food.
A powerful right-wing lobby group, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), is pushing states to adopt The law protects all US companies from “political boycotts.” Comes in the middle Consumer pressure on companies about who they deal with.
Northern California city With one of the highest rates of fatal police shootings in the state She agreed to pay nearly $3 million The mother of a 21-year-old boy who was killed by an officer within his family home in 2017. The Angel Ramos family settled their lawsuit with the city of Vallejo and Vallejo Police Officer Zach Jacobsen.
Today’s stat: Over 600 fossil fuel lobbyists at COP27 Climate Summit, up more than 25% from last year
The Number of Fossil Fuel Lobbyists The COP27 climate conference is up more than 25% since last year, surpassing the number of any frontline community affected by the climate crisis. There are 636 lobbyists from the oil and gas industries registered to attend the UN event in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. In Glasgow, the number was 503, more than any country’s delegation alone. This year the only country with a larger delegation is the United Arab Emirates, which will host Cop28 next year and has 1,070 registered delegates.
Don’t miss this: Feminine hygiene products are full of toxic chemicals. Why were they pressured against black women?
As someone with chronic hives with a hormone-driven health condition, I have been on a mission to remove dangerous chemicals from my hygiene regimen, Paige Curtis writes. Phasing out toxic chemicals from my hair and beauty routine was fairly simple. But another category of products left me with more questions than answers: the world of “feminine hygiene.” I’ve found that black women use vaginal cleansers at higher rates than other groups. The legacy of racist advertising and cultural norms passed down through generations may be to blame.
Climate check: Pelosi accuses Republicans of treating climate crisis as ‘it’s all a hoax’
Nancy Pelosi accused Republicans of treating the climate crisis as ‘it’s all a hoax’ While speaking at the Cop27 climate talks in Egypt, where the US delegation is trying to remain optimistic about continued progress in dealing with global warming despite the uncertainty about the results of the midterm elections. Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, made a surprise appearance at the Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Summit yesterday. Its emergence comes at a critical juncture for the future of democracy in the United States and the future of the planet.
One last thing: Has ‘Trumpty Dumpty’ fallen too short of Rupert Murdoch’s blessing?
“Trumpty Dumpty” shot me front page From Thursday’s New York Post, Rupert Murdoch has owned the tabloid since 1976 and is said to be Trump’s favorite newspaper. Next to the image of the former president as an egg sitting precariously on a brick wall, the text was stimulating: “Don (who couldn’t build a wall) had a big fall—can all the GOP guys get the party together again?” The Post’s cover provided the vision. The deeper Murdoch was in thought, was his contempt Far from being far from the Mughal news empire.
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