Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Explore Donald Trump

Donald Trump tweeted 260 times within first 50 days of presidency: Report
Mr. Trump has taken to Twitter at least once a day since taking office, cranking out no fewer than 260 tweets from his @RealDonaldTrump account since his swearing-in, or roughly five posts per day - the same number of in-person press conferences

Glad Tidings About the Three Faces ofDonald Trump
Every day we get up and stagger forward through the great, barren desert that is the Trump administration, yearning for happy tidings.

How Donald Trump could delegitimize his own government

Washington (CNN) When Donald Trump was trailing in public opinion polls leading up to Election Day 2016, he had a ready answer for why he was losing the system was rigged against him.
11 Mar 2017

Alec Baldwin says his days of playing Donald Trump are numbered
Parodying Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" has been quite the star turn for Alec Baldwin, but don't expect it to go on for the next four years.
Donald Trump Is Trying to Play Black Americans
Last week, Donald Trump stood in front of a joint session of Congress and announced his guest, Jamiel Shaw Jr. As the camera zoomed in on him, Shaw smiled with humility, and those around him stood up and clapped in his honor.
Donald Trump, the unwanted Palm Beach mansion and the Russian fertilizer king
Since the allegations about Donald Trump's business connections to Russia started to fly last year in the middle of his presidential campaign, the fog of political war has made it difficult to tell the real from the shadow.
British Spy Who Compiled Dossier on President Trump Speaks Out‎
(LONDON) - A former British spy who compiled an explosive and unproven dossier on President Donald Trump's purported activities in Russia has returned to work.
7 Mar 2017

Thank you for the great rallies all across the country. Tremendous support. Make America Great Again!
Donald Trump is poised to sign a new executive order banning travel from certain Muslim-majority countries, according to a senior White House source.

The new order, replacing an earlier version that was blocked by federal judges, will exclude Iraq from the blacklisted countries, but continues to block entry to the US for citizens of Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya and Yemen.
6 Mar 2017

Called for congressional investigative committees, amid inquiries into Russia meddling in the U.S. political system, to "determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016," following his allegation Saturday that former President Obama requested his phones be tapped.

5 Mar 2017

Had two dinner events at Mar-a-Lago. The first was with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly. They were joined later by White House counsel Don McGahn, top Trump aides Stephen Miller and Steve Bannon and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and his wife.

4 Mar 2017

Toured St. Andrew's Catholic School in Orlando, Fla., and participated in a parent-teacher listening session.

Traveled to Palm Beach, Florida to attend the RNC Spring Retreat Dinner.
We must fix our education system for our kids to Make America Great Again. Wonderful day at Saint Andrew in Orlando.
We should start an immediate investigation into SenSchumer and his ties to Russia and Putin. A total hypocrite!
3 Mar 2017

Toured the USS Gerald Ford, and made a speech on defense spending at the Newport News Shipyard.

Since November 8th, Election Day, the Stock Market has posted $3.2 trillion in GAINS and consumer confidence is at a 15 year high. Jobs!
2 Mar 2017

Held a House and Senate leadership lunch.

1 Mar 2017

Met with the National Association of Attorneys General.

Signed an order calling for a review of the "waters of the United States" environmental regulation, and another order moving the HBCU (Historically Black College and Universities) offices back from the Education Department to the White House.
Signed two resolutions, one encouraging women at NASA and another promoting women in entrepreneurship. He signed another bill nixing a Social Security Administration rule regarding gun background checks.
Delivered an address to a joint session of Congress.
28 Feb 2017

Met with the National Governor's Association in the State Dining Room. While doing so, he outlined his plan for a hike in defense spending as part of his upcoming budget plan.

Led a listening session with health insurance CEOs.
Great meeting with CEOs of leading U.S. health insurance companies who provide great healthcare to the American people.
27 Feb 2017

With first lady Melania Trump, hosts U.S. governors to a White House ball.

26 Feb 2017

Has working lunch with Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker to discuss plans to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

25 Feb 2017

Addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference just outside Washington at National Harbor.

Signed an executive order directing every agency to set up a task force to eliminate red tape.
Met with Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security "leakers" that have permeated our government for a long time. They can't even......
find the leakers within the FBI itself. Classified information is being given to media that could have a devastating effect on U.S. FIND NOW
24 Feb 2017

Led a listening session with manufacturing CEOs.

Spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Led a listening session on domestic and human trafficking.
23 Feb 2017

Met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Discussed the federal budget over lunch and discussed the subject with senior staff.
One thing I will say about Rep. Keith Ellison, in his fight to lead the DNC, is that he was the one who predicted early that I would win!
Very much enjoyed my tour of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture...A great job done by amazing people!
22 Feb 2017

Visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. and spoke out against a wave of anti-Semitic attacks.

21 Feb 2017

Met with generals at Mar-a-Lago before flying back to The White House.

Give the public a break - The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!
20 Feb 2017

Meets with potential candidates for the job of national security adviser -- acting adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg; former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton; Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster and the superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen.

19 Feb 2017

Holds a high-energy, campaign-style rally in central Florida reminiscent of those that excited supporters and helped him win the White House.

18 Feb 2017

Toured the Boeing Facility in Charleston, S.C.. He also made remarks to Boeing workers.

Departed for Palm Beach on Air Force One.
Thank you for all of the nice statements on the Press Conference yesterday. Rush Limbaugh said one of greatest ever. Fake media not happy!
Despite the long delays by the Democrats in finally approving Dr. Tom Price, the repeal and replacement of ObamaCare is moving fast!
17 Feb 2017

Participated in a congressional listening session.

Held press conference in the East Room.
Signed legislation undoing coal mining regulation.
The Democrats had to come up with a story as to why they lost the election, and so badly (306), so they made up a story - RUSSIA. Fake news!
FAKE NEWS media, which makes up stories and "sources," is far more effective than the discredited Democrats - but they are fading fast!
16 Feb 2017

Participated in a listening sessions with the Retail Industry Leaders Association and member company CEOs.

Met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and held working lunch.
Held press conference with Netanyahu.
The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by "intelligence" like candy. Very un-American!
Donald J. Trump realDonaldTrump
Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia?
15 Feb 2017

Participated in a parent-teacher conference listening session at the White House.

Had lunch with N.J. Gov. Chris Christie and his wife.
Signed legislation rolling back part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations. The legislation repeals a rule that requires oil and gas companies to disclose payments to the U.S. or foreign governents for commercial development.
Spoke to British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Great parent-teacher listening session this morning with VP Pence & usedgov Secretary BetsyDeVos.
14 Feb 2017

Met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House.

Participated in a roundtable discussion, with Trudeau, on the advancement of women entrepreneurs.
Held press conference with Trudeau in the East Room.
Wonderful meeting with Canadian PM JustinTrudeau and a group of leading CEO's & business women from Canada🇨🇦and the United States🇺🇸
13 Feb 2017

Scheduled to meet in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, with businessman Steve Mnuchin, who is expected to be confirmed Monday as Treasury secretary.

12 Feb 2017

Played golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, in two days of hosting the world leader at Trump International Golf Club, in Jupiter, Fla.

11 Feb 2017

Met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Held a press conference with Abe, and vowed more action on immigration and security after a suspension of his executive order was upheld by an appeals court.
Left on Air Force One for Mar-a-Lago.
The failing @nytimes does major FAKE NEWS China story saying "Mr.Xi has not spoken to Mr. Trump since Nov.14." We spoke at length yesterday!
10 Feb 2017

Signed three orders creating DOJ task forces to combat crime and cartels.

Met with airline industry representatives.
Spoke with Middle East allies and other foreign leaders by phone.
long he doesn't know how to win anymore, just look at the mess our country is in - bogged down in conflict all over the place.
Ryan died on a winning mission ( according to General Mattis), not a "failure." Time for the U.S. to get smart and start winning again!
9 Feb 2017

Addressed a gathering of county sheriffs and police chiefs in Washington.

Met with Intel CEO.
Big increase in traffic into our country from certain areas, while our people are far more vulnerable, as we wait for what should be EASY D!
8 Feb 2017

I don't know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy - yet Obama can make a deal with Iran, #1 in terror, no problem!

Met with county sheriffs.
Held listening session with Veterans Affairs officials.
Met with House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz.
An honor having the National Sheriffs' Assoc. join me at the @WhiteHouse. Incredible men & women who protect & serve 24/7/365. THANK YOU!!
7 Feb 2017

Visited U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.

Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.
6 Feb 2017

Watched the Super Bowl at Mar-a-Lago.

What an amazing comeback and win by the Patriots. Tom Brady, Bob Kraft and Coach B are total winners. Wow!
5 Feb 2017

Issued three fact sheets on his first two weeks in office -- including one titled "Getting Americans Back to Work" and another titled "Making Americans Safe Again."

4 Feb 2017

Met with business leaders as part of the Strategy and Policy Forum.

Treasury Department announced new sanctions on nearly two-dozen individuals and companies in response to Iran’s recent missile tests.
Issued an executive order directing the Treasury secretary to review the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulatory law.
Issued a presidential memorandum instructing the Labor Department to delay implementing an Obama rule requiring financial professionals who are giving advice on retirement, and who charge commissions, to put their clients first.
Thank you to Prime Minister of Australia for telling the truth about our very civil conversation that FAKE NEWS media lied about. Very nice!
3 Feb 2017

Attended National Prayer Breakfast.

Met with Harley-Davidson executives.
If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view - NO FEDERAL FUNDS?
2 Feb 2017

Held an African American History Month listening session at the White House.

Met with Supreme Court groups at the White House.
Everybody is arguing whether or not it is a BAN. Call it what you want, it is about keeping bad people (with bad intentions) out of country!
1 Feb 2017

Met with cybersecurity experts.

Met with pharmaceutical executives.
Nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
When will the Democrats give us our Attorney General and rest of Cabinet! They should be ashamed of themselves! No wonder D.C. doesn't work!
31 Jan 2017

Met with small business leaders at the White House.

Signed executive order instructing agencies that whenever they introduce a regulation, they must first abolish two others.
protesters and the tears of Senator Schumer. Secretary Kelly said that all is going well with very few problems. MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN!
There is nothing nice about searching for terrorists before they can enter our country. This was a big part of my campaign. Study the world!
30 Jan 2017

Spoke with Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdul Aziz; Mohammed bin Zayed, the crown prince of the UAE; and acting-South Korea President Hwang Kyo Ahn.

29 Jan 2017

Spoke to five world leaders: Russian President Vladimir Putin; Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe; German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Australia Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull.

Signed executive orders to restructure the National Security Council and Homeland Security Council and to extend bans on ex-administration officials working as lobbyists to five years -- including a lifetime ban on ex-officials lobbying for foreign countries. Also signed memorandum on fighting ISIS.
28 Jan 2017

Spoke with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto over the phone.

Made his first visit to the Pentagon.
Signed an executive order imposing a 120-day suspension of the refugee program and a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from citizens of seven terror hot spots, including Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan.
27 Jan 2017

Addressed Republicans at their congressional GOP retreat in Philadelphia.

Spoke at the Congressional @GOP Retreat in Philadelphia, PA. this afternoon w/ @VP, @SenateMajLdr, @SpeakerRyan. Thank you for your support!
26 Jan 2017

Visited the Department of Homeland Security.

Signed orders dealing with immigration enforcement and border security. Measures called for constructing a U.S.-Mexico border wall, cutting funding to sanctuary cities, hiring thousands more border and immigration agents, toughening immigration enforcement and reinstating federal-local immigration partnerships.
25 Jan 2017

Signed orders reviving consideration of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, as well as additional actions aimed at expediting the permitting process and encouraging the use of U.S. steel.

Met with auto industry representatives.
Spoke on the telephone with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Signing orders to move forward with the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines in the Oval Office.
24 Jan 2017 · The Oval Office

Busy week planned with a heavy focus on jobs and national security. Top executives coming in at 9:00 A.M. to talk manufacturing in America.

23 Jan 2017

Signed orders withdrawing the U.S. from the TPP trade deal; imposing a federal hiring freeze; and reinstating the ban on federal funding for abortion services in other countries.

Met with business leaders and union leaders.
Spoke with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over the phone.

Swore in top administration officials including senior adviser Kellyanne Conway.

Talked with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who accepted US invite.
22 Jan 2017

I am honored to serve you, the great American People, as your 45th President of the United States!

21 Jan 2017

President Trump took the oath of office, becoming the 45th president of the United States.

Attended National Prayer Service.
20 Jan 2017

Friday, 18 November 2016

Thrteen women married to the world's biggest dictators

At the back of every great man is a great woman, as they say. But who stands behind the world's biggest despots?

In good times and in bad, the ladies of the Dictators' Wives Club put up with a lot: corruption, political uprisings, and often other wives.

Some, like Rwandan first lady Jeannette Kagame, use their position to advocate for charitable causes. Others, like the president of Syria's wife, Mrs. Asma al-Assad, are pros at looking the other way and smiling for official Instagram photos.

For this list, we defined a dictator as a near-absolute ruler known for human-rights abuses, restrictions on freedom of the press, and oppression of opposition.

(1) President of Angola Mr Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his wife Mrs. Ana Paula dos Santos attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Belgium and Russia at Maracana on June 22, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

(2) Princess  Mrs. Sabika bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa , wife of Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa takes part in a rally marking the Freedom Palm Day (La Palme De La Liberte) in front of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral in Paris, on May 26, 2012. The Freedom Palm Day, in which Bahrain participates as the guest of honour, is dedicated to promoting religious freedoms.

(3) Cameroon President Mr Paul Biya and his wife Mrs. Chantal Biya arrives at a polling station in Yaounde  as voting got off to a slow start in the country's presidential elections, which incumbent Mr Paul Biya seems assured of winning to extend his 29-year rule. The 78-year-old veteran is seeking a sixth term against 22 other candidates, with opposition complaining that his control over the electoral system is so complete the outcome is a foregone conclusion.

(4) Chad's President Mr  Idriss Deby and his wife Mrs. Hinda Deby arrive for a dinner with the French President as part of the Summit for Peace and Security in Africa at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France.

(5) Guinea Equatorial's President Mr Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo  and his wife Mrs. Constancia Mangue attend the funeral ceremony for former Spanish Prime Minister Mr Adolfo Suarez at the Almudena Cathedral in Madrid. Mr Adolfo Suarez, the prime minister who led Spain to democracy after decades of dictatorship and became its first elected premier after the death of General Mr Francisco Franco, died on March 23 aged 81.

(6) President of Gambia Mr Yahya Jammeh's wife, Mrs. Zeinab Suma Jammeh signs the 'Istanbul Declaration' after a special session on First Ladies' Leadership on Cancer Control as part of the 13th Organization of Islamic Cooperation Summit, at the Lutfi Kirdar Congress Centerin Istanbul, Turkey on April 14, 2016. Istanbul hosts the two-day 13th OIC Summit on the April 14-15, 2016 with the attendance by prime ministers and presidents from over 30 countries.

(7) United States of America First Lady Hillary Clinton pose for photographers with Kazakh President Mr Nursultan Nazarbayev  and his wife, First Lady Mrs. Sara Nazarbayeva , Almaty, Kazakhstan, Nov. 10, 1997. Mrs. Clinton is on a trip visiting former Soviet Republics.

(8) North Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Mr Kim Jong Un, accompanied by his wife Mrs. Ri Sol Ju, waves to the crowd as they inspect the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground in Pyongyang, North Korea.

(9)  Britain's Queen Mrs. Elizabeth II  receives the President of Rwanda,  Paul Kagame  and his wife Jeannette Kagame at Buckingham Palace, in London, Dec. 6 2006.

(10) King of Swaziland Mswati III and Inkhosikati Lambikiza of Swaziland attend a dinner for foreign Sovereigns to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee at Buckingham Palace on May 18, 2012 in London, England. Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall hosted the event.

(11) Syrian president Mr. Bashar al-Assad and his wife Mrs. Asma walk in a street of Paris on Dec. 10, 2010. Al-Assad is on a two-days official visit to France.

(12) President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro  and his wife Cilia Flores  greet their supporters as they arrive to a pro-government rally in Caracas, Venezuela on Oct. 1, 2016.

(13) President of Zimbabwe and Zanu PF leader Mr.  Robert Mugabe  and his wife Mrs. Grace greets delegates during the official opening of the 6th Peoples Congress of Zanu-PF in Harare on Dec. 4, 2014. Robert Mugabe sought to shut down a bubbling succession battle at a key party congress, warning that his embattled deputy and onetime heir apparent could face criminal charges.

Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva meets Albanian first lady

Azerbaijan's First Lady Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva met with Albania's First Lady Mrs. Odeta Nishani, who is attending the Fourth Global Baku Forum, titled "Towards a Multipolar World" on March 10.

Expressing delight in seeing Albania's First Lady Mrs. Odeta Nishani in Baku,  Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva emphasized the significance of the Fourth Global Baku Forum.

Mehriban Aliyeva brought to the attention of Albania's first lady Odeta Nishani that she would gain an opportunity to get better familiarized with Azerbaijan within the framework of her visit to Baku.

Albania's first lady Odeta Nishani thanked for the invitation to the Forum. Saying this was her first visit to Azerbaijan, the guest emphasized that it has made a pleasant impression on her.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

2016 Ends with Three Supermoons,Thrills Skywatchers

This month November 13's full moon came the closest to Earth that it has been since 1948. Sky watchers and astrophotographers flocked to see the big, bright moon in all of its glory Sunday night.

The term supermoon has entered popular consciousness in recent years. Originally a term from modern astrology for a new or full moon that occurs when the moon is within 90% of its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit, supermoon now refers more broadly to a full moon that is closer to Earth than average. But why is the moon closer to Earth at some times but not others?

 Photographers took a self-portrait with what he called the super-duper full moon in the background on Sunday evening in Eastham, Massachusetts. Cook said that as the moon was rising, it didn't look any bigger than other moonrises, but once it got higher in the sky later that night it did seem larger than a full moon at apogee, or the point in the moon's orbit at which it is farthest from Earth.

 Since the moon’s orbit is elliptical, one side (perigee) is about 30,000 miles (50,000 km) closer to Earth than the other (apogee). The word syzygy, in addition to being useful in word games, is the scientific name for when the Earth, sun, and moon line up as the moon orbits Earth. When perigee-syzygy of the Earth-moon-sun system occurs and the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun, we get a perigee moon or more commonly, a supermoon!

The full moon of November 14 is not only the closest full moon of 2016 but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century. The full moon won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034.

The supermoon of December 14 is remarkable for a different reason: it’s going to wipe out the view of the Geminid meteor shower. Bright moonlight will reduce the visibility of faint meteors five to ten fold, transforming the usually fantastic Geminids into an astronomical footnote. Sky watchers will be lucky to see a dozen Geminids per hour when the shower peaks. Oh well, at least the moon will be remarkable.

 Photographers waiting for a chance to get out and photograph another big and bright full moon need not wait long. December's full moon will also be super albeit less super than November's full moon.

 Supermoon, or perigee full moon can be as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than an apogee full moon. However it's not always easy to tell the difference. A 30% difference in brightness can easily be masked by clouds or the competing glare of urban lights. Also, there are no rulers floating in the sky to measure lunar diameters. Hanging high overhead with no reference points to provide a sense of scale, one full moon looks much like any other.

Low-hanging moons, on the other hand, can create what’s called a moon illusion. When the moon is near the horizon it can look unnaturally large when viewed through trees, buildings, or other foreground objects. The effect is an optical illusion, but that fact doesn’t take away from the experience.

A supermoon is undeniably beautiful. And we can multiply that beauty by three as 2016 comes to a close.

October 16, November 14, and December 14: mark your calendar and enjoy the super moonlight.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Donald Trump’s Vow to Deport Up to Three Million Immigrants Would Mean

Washington D.C. — President-elected Mr Donald  Trump’s promise to deport 2 million to 2 million immigrants who have committed crimes suggested that he would dramatically step up removals of both people in the U.S. illegally and those with legal status. If carried out, the plan potentially would require raids by a vastly larger federal immigration force to hunt down these immigrants and send them out of the country.

Addressing the issue in an interview broadcast Sunday on the CBS program 60 Minutes, Donald Trump adopted a softer tone on immigrants than he did during his campaign, when he called many of them rapists and criminals immigrants. He instead referred to them as terrific people, saying they would be dealt with only after the border had been secured and criminals deported.

But by placing the number of people he aims to turn out of the country as high as 3 million, Mr. Donald Trump raised questions about which immigrants he planned to target for deportation and how he could achieve removals at that scale.

If Donald  Trump wants to deport 2 to 3 million people, he’s got to rely on tactics that will divide communities and create fear throughout the country, said Mr Kevin Appleby, the senior director of international migration policy at the Center for Migration Studies of NY. He would have to conduct a sweep, or raids or tactics such as those, to reach the numbers he wants to reach. It would create a police state, in which they would have to be aggressively looking for people.

The details are crucial to understanding the approach of a president-elect Donald  Trump who centered his campaign on a promise to build a border wall and deport lawbreakers. On Monday, Barack Obama said he would urge Donald  Trump to consider leaving in place his executive actions that have shielded from deportation immigrants brought to the United States of America illegally as children.

Asked  Donald  Trump on 60 Minutes whether he would seek to deport millions and millions of undocumented immigrants, Donald  Trump said his priority would be to remove people that are criminal and have criminal records.

What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records  gang members, drug dealers, we have a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million. We are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate,  Donald  Trump said. But we’re getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally.
Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995. The Center, an independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, D.C., examines and critiques the impact of immigration on the United States. Animated by a pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision which seeks fewer immigrants but a warmer welcome for those admitted, the Center was established in 1985 to respond to the need for reliable, fact-based research in the immigration area.

Mark Krikorian has been the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a think-tank in Washington, D.C since 1995. The Center describes itself as an "independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, D.C. that examines and critiques the impact of immigration on the United States. Animated by a "pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision which seeks fewer immigrants but a warmer welcome for those admitted, the Center was established in 1985 to provide immigration research. Mark Krikorian is a regular contributor to the conservative publication National Review, and is as a regular participant at National Review Online's The Corner.

The Barack Obama administration has estimated that 1.9 million removable criminal aliens are in the United States of America. That number includes people who hold green cards for legal permanent residency and those who have temporary visas. It also includes people who have been convicted of nonviolent crimes such as theft, not just those found guilty of felonies or gang-related violence.

They certainly have that many to start, said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, a group that supports reduced immigration.

But even if Donald  Trump’s numbers are correct  and many immigration activists dispute them  it is not clear Donald  Trump could carry out those deportations quickly without violating due process.

In many cases, convicts would have to go through immigration courts before they could be deported. Those courts are overwhelmed with huge backlogs, so obtaining deportation orders from judges can take many months  if not many years. Thousands of immigrants are serving jail sentences that under current law cannot be curtailed. According to official figures, as of June only about 183,000 immigrants had been convicted of crimes and also had deportation orders so they could be detained and removed quickly.

Mr. Donald Trump’s approach would in some ways be a continuation of policies Mr. Obama has pursued to focus immigration enforcement on convicted criminals.

In 2014, his administration issued guidelines instructing agents to make criminals the highest priorities for their operations. In 2015, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement figures, the majority of the 235,413 people deported 59 percent  were convicted criminals, while 41 percent were removed for immigration violations.

Under the Barack Obama administration we have already managed to calibrate our policy with heavy emphasis on criminal aliens, said Muzaffar Chishti, the director of the New York University School of Law office of the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan research group.

Since 2009, Mr. Obama has presided over the deportation of about 2.5 million immigrants, prompting sharp criticism from advocacy groups. He did so in part to build political support for a broad revision of immigration laws that would have provided a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally.

Under a now-defunct program known as Secure Communities, the Obama administration used digital fingerprints shared by local law enforcement departments to find and deport immigrants who had committed crimes. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also partnered with local authorities to prioritize the arrest and detention of criminal aliens.

Both measures helped drive deportations to roughly 400,000 per year during Barack Obama’s first term. Multiplying that number by many times would almost certainly require reinstituting a program like Secure Communities and employing vastly more immigration agents, as well as using more aggressive tactics to find and remove immigrants who may have broken the law, according to Mr. Kevin Appleby of the Center for Migration Studies of New York.

If Donald Trump seeks to revive programs of close cooperation between local police and federal immigration authorities, he is likely to encounter legal challenges and resistance from dozens of cities and counties that have curtailed or rejected cooperation.

Donald Trump has said he would cut off federal funding for cities that refuse to help federal agents detain unauthorized immigrants. During his campaign, he highlighted terrible crimes by immigrants he said had escaped detection because of protective policies.

At a news conference in Chicago on Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a Democrat, sought to ease fears of deportation and harassment as he reiterated Chicago’s status as a sanctuary city for immigrants.

It is important for families that are anxious, it is important for children and adolescents that are unsure because of Tuesday, to understand the city of Chicago is your home, Rahm Emanue said. You are always welcome in this city.

Rahm Emanuel says the outcome of the United States of America presidential election won't impact Chicago's commitment as a sanctuary city for immigrants.

Chicago has been a sanctuary city since the late 1980s. That means authorities and city officials aren't allowed to ask residents about their immigration status during routine activities, like traffic stops.

Rahm Emanuel  spoke Monday at a news conference with United States of America Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, state legislators and health experts who say statements made by President-elect Donald Trump during the campaign have caused intense public anxiety.

Mayor Betsy Hodges has taken a personal stand against Donald Trump stating that Minneapolis Police will not assist federal agencies in detaining illegal immigrants.

According to Judicial Watch the policies defy guidelines created by the 9/11 Commission Report, which specifically calls on state and local authorities to help federal agencies crack down on illegal immigration.”

Donald Trump has threatened to withhold federal funding for cities that hold the sanctuary city designation.

Donald Trump’s mandate would force cities to drop the sanctuary city title and work together with federal agencies in detaining and prosecuting illegal immigrants.

In California, lawmakers in a Legislature dominated by Democrats rejected Mr Donald Trump’s numbers and plans. It is erroneous and profoundly irresponsible to suggest that up to three million undocumented immigrants living in America are dangerous criminals, said Kevin de León, the president pro tempore of the Senate. He said Donald Trump’s figures were “a thinly veiled pretense for a catastrophic policy of mass deportation,” and he told immigrants, the State of California stands squarely behind you.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Monday that he has no plans to change the Los Angeles Police Department ’s stance on immigration enforcement, despite President-elect Trump’s pledge to toughen federal immigration laws and deport millions of people upon taking office.

For decades, the Los Angeles Police Department  has distanced itself from federal immigration policies. The Los Angeles Police Department prohibits officers from initiating contact with someone solely to determine whether he or she is in the country legally, mandated by a special order signed by then-chief  Daryl Gates in 1979. During Beck’s tenure as chief, the department stopped turning over people arrested for low-level crimes to federal agents for deportation and moved away from honoring federal requests to detain inmates who might be deportable past their jail terms.

What the world can expect from New First Lady Melania Trump

President-elected Donald Trump’s victory speech on Tuesday evening, which sealed an astonishing win over Hillary, was stunning in many aspects. Moderate sentiment, conciliatory tones, an appeal for unity: all were unexpected hints that Mr. Donald Trump would undergo a gracious reimagining even as he remoulded the presidency in his own image. Fashion-watchers, however, were less shocked. Mrs. Melania Trump, the 46-year-old third wife of the Republican president elect, has been undergoing a subtle transformation, sartorially-speaking, for several months.

Melania Trump has sought, over the course of the campaign, to elevate her style. The thigh-split dresses have been replaced by more demure shift dresses from Michael Kors. Low-cut necklines have been superseded by high-necked jumpsuits. She may have even taken tips from Ivanka Trump, who is so expert at dressing for the political occasion that she simultaneously managed to introduce her father as the Republican nominee for president in July and ensure that the pale pink, knee-length sheath number she was wearing from her own fashion line subsequently sold out at Macy’s and Nordstrom. Shop Ivanka’s look from her #RNC speech, read the tweet, with a link to her dress.

Melania Trump wears clothes her way, and according to her own agenda. Why else would she don a white silk Ralph Lauren jumpsuit for her husband’s victory speech: a clear reference to the white Ralph Lauren pant suits Hillary wore at critical moments in her campaign, for the Democratic National Convention in July, and at the third presidential debate, and which spawned a hashtag wearwhitetovote? Of course, white is a familiar choice for Melania. She has always favoured the kinds of pale pastels, whites and creams that indicate there’s a limousine round every corner, and a dry-cleaning bill comprising figures to rival the GDP of a small European country Slovenia, for instance  where Melania was born. But choosing to wear a designer, a colour and a style so closely aligned to the image of her husband’s rival cannot be coincidence.

That’s not to say she’s curbed the sexiness altogether. A former model, Melania ploughs the trophy wife furrow with more attention to detail than most. Witness the closely fitted, white Roksanda Margot dress she wore in July, with salon-fresh hair and sky-high nude courts presumably to offset the fact of its being from Net-A-Porter’s bridal range). Or the Emilia Wickstead pink crepe top and white high-waisted skirt she chose to deliver a speech in Pennsylvania on the campaign trail, which enhanced her pin-up proportions.

Mrs. Melania Trump knows that her image must square with the affluence people have come to expect from her husband. Ergo, her accessories are an expert exercise in ticking the boxes of prosperity. There’s the Hermès Birkin and Chanel quilted handbags (in those hyper-feminine blush and cream colours), the car-to-carpet Louboutins, the emerald-cut Graff wedding ring, all topped off with freshly blow-dried hair, Colgate white teeth and the dewy, age-defying complexion.

And while this high-maintenance image will prevail when Melania enters the White House, it will be interesting to see whether she seeks to temper it with more affordable brands, as Michelle did (she paid “homage” to her predecessor in a much-derided speech, after all). Obama worked this strategy to impressive effect, careful to mix lower-priced brands such as J Crew into her FLOTUS wardrobe. Melania will presumably stick to the labels she loves and purchases for herself from Net-A-Porter – Dolce & Gabbana, Roksanda, Balmain, Michael Kors – but she may well fall for a Self Portrait dress, or even debut styles from Ivanka’s affordably-priced eponymous range. She would be wise to favour predominantly American designers, and to respect the sartorial codes set out by the Duchess of Cambridge and Obama, who both are careful to convey deference with their clothes, wearing Italian designers when visiting Italy, for instance.

Melania understands the calculated effect her wardrobe plays, make no mistake. I must admit I choked when she wore the fuchsia Gucci pussybow blouse in the aftermath of the tape scandal which threatened to derail her husband Donald Trump’s campaign. Was it an attempt at humour? Maybe, but then again, maybe she just likes fuchsia. Whatever the conclusion, Melanie will be bold in her fashion choices. In 2000, she told the NY Times she would be “very traditional  like Betty Ford or Jackie Kennedy” should her husband ever become president. This is going to be interesting.

Magazine with New First Lady Melania Trump’s nude photos going for $500 on eBay

The “Nude Supermodel Special” issue of GQ magazine – featuring New First Lady Melania Trump wearing little but a sultry smile – is going for $500 or more on eBay.

“Due to mature artistic content, winning bidder MUST be 21 years of age,” one seller asking $499 posted with their item. “By bidding, buyer affirms they are at least 21 years of age.”

A British version is listed at $475 GBP (just under $600 in U.S. dollars).

The supermodel was known as Melania Knauss at the time of the photo shoot. She and Mr Donald Trump married in 2005 and held their reception at Trump’s iconic Mar-a-Lago property in Florida.

Melania Trump will be the best New First Lady ever

Mrs Jacqueline Kennedy, fluent in Spanish, Italian and French humanised the White House, presented the U.S. in its best light and held world leaders from de Gaulle to Khrushchev in her thrall.

The John F. Kennedy Administration’s 1,000 day reign over the United States is romanticised by historians as “Camelot” but the wishful mysticism belies the fact that the world was on a knife’s edge during that time.

United States of America relations with the Russia were at an all-time low as the two superpowers continually antagonised each other; the arms race, The Bay of Pigs, The Cuban missile crisis and the beginning of serious American military involvement in Vietnam.

In 2016, the world once again is a terrifying place; relations between the U.S. and Russia are fractured, Syria is a bloodbath, the hydra that is ISIS continues to rear its ugly head throughout the Middle East and the Boko Haram insurgency are all evidence to this fact.

The late United States of America President, Roosevelt advised: “Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far”. In the combination of Donald Trump and Melania Trump we have just that she’s softly spoken and The Donald carries a big stick!

Mr Donald Trump strikes me as a leader who will get things done. Appreciative of his strength and conviction, leaders such as Putin and Netanyahu have lauded his crushing victory in the United States of America presidential election.

The perfect counterweight to President-elect Donald Trump is his poised and beautiful wife Melania Trump.

The first FLOTUS to be born outside of the United States of America since Louisa Adams (wife of John Quincy Adams, Melania has a deep appreciation of the privilege it is to be an American. Born in the former Yugoslavia, Melania Trump grew up under an oppressive communist dictatorship.

Childhood friends from her humble hometown of Sevnica recall the then Melanija Knavs living with her family in communist-style apartment housing that looked over a sea of smoking factory chimneys.

Her classmates describe Melania Trump as an excellent student, very organised, disciplined and with very decent manners who dreamt of escaping the oppression of Yugoslavia. As Melania Trump recently reminisced, America seemed a fairytale and United States of America meant if you could dream it, you could become it.

Armed with stunning looks, an excellent intellect and sharing her distant predecessor Jacqueline’s linguistic talents (Melania fluently speaks five languages  Slovene, English, Russian, German and French, Melania Trump forged an international career as a top fashion model, first in Milan and Paris before relocating to N.Y. in 1996, becoming a lawful permanent resident in 2001 and obtaining United States of America citizenship in 2006.

On the 17th of January 2017, Melania Trump will assume the role of New First Lady of the United States.

Joining President and Melania Trump at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will be their 10-year-old son Barron. For the first time since little John-John Kennedy played under his father’s desk in the oval office, the White House will be occupied by a child presidential son.

Melania Trump, like the predecessors she publicly claims to most admire, Jacqueline and Betty Ford, will be first and foremost a wife and mother. Just like those predecessors, she will bring dignity and glamour to the White House.

The cornerstones of modern diplomacy are understanding and empathy. Melania Trump brings the knowledge and experience of a global citizen to her largely isolationist husband’s presidency. It requires little imagination to picture Melania Trump charming Putin in Russian in the Rose Garden or captivating Angela Merkel in German in the Blue Room.

Donald Trump is seen by some as brash and prone to fits of pique. Melania Trump softens that. She is clearly a very calming influence for her husband Donald Trump.

Melania Trump is also clearly no blindly loyal dolly-bird as some of her detractors may have the public think, an example in case being her very public disappointment at her husband’s “grab-them-by-the-pussy” comments. Melania will not be backward in coming forward to offer helpful and constructive criticism of her husband and his administration.

Although she maintained a relatively low-key role in her husband Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Melania Trump has indicated that her special projects will be to combat cyber-bullying, especially among children and to focus on women’s health issues  important issues that will have resounding and positive impacts around the world.

Melania Trump is not one to assault the perceived glass-ceiling like Hillary and Michelle; women who seemed uncomfortable in their husbands’ shadows and hungered for the spotlight themselves. Melania Trump seems more likely to be the old-fashioned calming influence and power behind the man a most important role lost on feminists who use quotas to advance the moderately talented.

It is not hard to imagine Melania Trump encouraging President Donald Trump to find and destroy Boko Haram rather than holding a twee sign on social media with the bringbackourgirls handle.

From one Housewife to another, Melania Trump, I think you’ll do a brilliant job as chatelaine of the White House and I’m thrilled that You’re hired!

Mrs. Melania Trump’s Modeling Days in Paris: Lessons in Determination

As emboldened as President-elected Donald Trump is in blasting his views, his wife Melania Trump would appear to be the antithesis. But the two might be on even ground when it comes to determination and steely work ethic.

Having shared a Paris apartment with Mrs. Melania Trump in the mid-Nineties at the dawn of their modeling careers, Victoria Silvstedt described her as very determined, very ambitious, so strong-minded, very Slovenian and such a good person. Melania Trump was modeling for Marilyn Gauthier and Silvstedt was at Metropolitan. We were just starting out together. At the beginning of your career, you would run to 12 castings a day with your model book, competing with hundreds of girls at each casting. We basically would spend the day on the Métro, on the subway underground. This was the time before cell phones. We were in a different country without speaking the language, Silvstedt said. “It’s not easy to move in with a stranger coming from two different countries. We really, really got along very well. She would never go out and want to party. She was very determined, very serious in her work.

Recalling their early days, she said, When you move to Paris, the first thing your agent tells you is, ‘Lose weight, lose weight. Don’t do sports.’” As an athlete, and former competitor on the Swedish ski team, that was an adjustment. “I was always very muscular. It was a tough transition going from the beauty queen Miss Sweden with a sporty and healthy look to Paris where they want to starve you. They said, ‘Don’t even take the stairs because it will make your legs big.’ It was quite a culture. When you’re young, you take all of that seriously.

As young models, they often ate at home together, making simple salads like tuna. Every time we ate something we would say, ‘Now we must work.’ We used to run up and down the stairs to burn it off. We were very determined,” Silvstedt said. “We didn’t care that they told us not to build up muscles because we had to burn the calories.

Describing Trump as stunning, gracious and real class, Silvstedt said Melania Trump will take on the role of first lady very, very well. Asked if she plans to reach out to Trump, Silvstedt said, “No, I’m not that kind of person. If I see her  well, it’s going to be hard to see her now laughs.

Melania Trump was very high-fashion. She will be a beautiful first lady  that’s for sure. I’m sure a lot of designers want to dress her and will fight to dress her, Silvstedt said. My mom came to visit us once for a week in Paris. She told my mom, ‘One day, I will be famous like Sophia Loren.’ Melania’s style icon was always Sophia Loren. That was the idol she had in her life the look, the beauty, her mystery,” Silvstedt said. That line hit me so hard yesterday when I saw her at the White House. I thought, ‘Wow  there she goes.’ She has showed me. She must have had that inner strength knowing that something bigger was about to come. I don’t know  unbelievable.