Edward-Isaac Dovere, PoliticoThe German chancellor invited Obama to the event in front of the Brandenburg Gate last year, before the election. Officially part of a multi-day gathering sponsored by the Protestant church in Germany, focused on youth and highlighting an exchange program between Berlin and Chicago, it was really about letting Obama boost his friend ahead of her fall reelection campaign and begin the international phase of his own post-presidency.
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Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! President Trump was provided relief from a tumultuous trip abroad when he got to play with a globe that made his hands look as big as Eurasia. Speaking of hands, and maybe it’s just our wild imagination, but has anyone given any thought to the idea that the country is being run through Melania Trump’s hands? And the president’s budget includes very steep cuts to the social safety net. To all of you who will be roasting your boot on a spit over an oil drum fire in 2020, take comfort: The president saved a few dollars on the F-35. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Monday, May 22nd, 2017: BORED TRUMP NOW JUST GINNING UP HIS OWN CONTROVERSIES - We’re all gonna die. Marina Fang: “President Donald Trump on Monday denied that he mentioned Israel at the Oval Office meeting where he reportedly leaked classified information to Russian officials, seemingly referring to reports that Israel was the source of that information. ‘Just so you understand, I never mentioned the word or the name “Israel.” Never mentioned it during that conversation,’ Trump said during an appearance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem as part of his first foreign trip as president. The president was referring to reports that Israel was the source of classified information he disclosed to Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and ambassador Sergei Kislyak during an Oval Office meeting on May 10. ‘They were all saying I did. So you had another story wrong,’ he said, pointing at reporters in the room. ‘Never mentioned the word “Israel.”’ It was never reported, however, that Trump told the Russians that Israel was the source of the information.” [HuffPost] FLOTUS don’t want no POTUS. Jared Kushner must be so stressed right now, via Politico reporter Annie Karni’s pool report: “Recently, Trump has said that he believes peace in the Middle East is ‘not as difficult as people have thought.’ On Monday night, he said, ‘I’ve heard it’s one of the toughest deals of all.’ And he sounded a little more tempered in his confidence: ‘But I have a feeling we’re going to get there eventually,’ he said. ‘I hope.’” FLYNN TAKING THE FIFTH - Whew, one less instance of drama for Mitch McConnell to worry about. Amanda Terkel: “Former national security adviser Michael Flynn will not cooperate with a Senate intelligence committee investigation, invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination Monday to avoid turning over documents lawmakers have subpoenaed related to his interactions with Russian officials. Flynn resigned in February, after it was revealed that he lied about whether he had substantive contacts with the Russian ambassador before President Donald Trump took office. In a letter to the leaders of the Senate intelligence committee posted by the Associated Press, Flynn’s lawyer said that without ‘assurances against unfair prosecution,’ he would ‘respectfully decline your request for an interview and for the production of documents.’” [HuffPost] This Flynn character may not be entirely on the up-and-up. “Michael Flynn appears to have lied to Pentagon officials about payments he received from Russians when he was interviewed in 2016 for a renewal of his security clearance, according to a document obtained by the top Democrat on the House oversight committee. In a letter released Monday evening by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the congressman details a document that reveals Flynn told investigators he was paid by ‘U.S. companies’ when he traveled to Russia and dined with Russian President Vladimir Putin.” [HuffPost’s Laura Barrón-López] James Comey’s testimony on his firing and the Russia investigation has been postponed, House oversight committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) announced on Twitter. OK, MAYBE THERE WILL BE PEOPLE DYING IN THE STREETS, PT. 623,005, 541 - Arthur Delaney: “The Trump administration will unveil its 2018 budget on Tuesday, likely including big-league cuts to social programs in order to pay for more guns and bombs. The first thing to know about Trump’s budget ― or any president’s budget ― is that most of the proposals it contains stand little chance of becoming law. Instead, the president’s budget is a wish list that marks the beginning of a process in which Congress ultimately decides how to set spending levels. Trump reportedly wants to boost military spending and pay for it with big cuts to safety net programs like Medicaid and food stamps, along with cuts to dozens of smaller items like the Community Development Block Grant. Republicans are unlikely to go along, since they have struggled mightily to agree on cuts to health insurance subsidies this year. But Bob Greenstein, director of the liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, said the party’s love of tax cuts could motivate them to consider all options.” [HuffPost] Haircut: Bernie Sanders (h/t Haley Byrd). Like HuffPost Hill? Then order Eliot’s book, The Beltway Bible: A Totally Serious A-Z Guide To Our No-Good, Corrupt, Incompetent, Terrible, Depressing, and Sometimes Hilarious Government Does somebody keep forwarding you this newsletter? Get your own copy. It’s free! Sign up here. Send tips/stories/photos/events/fundraisers/job movement/juicy miscellanea to [email protected] Follow us on Twitter - @HuffPostHill COURT RULES AGAINST GOP DRAWN DISTRICTS - Cristian Farias: “In a long-awaited decision, the Supreme Court agreed on Monday with a lower court ruling that found that Republican lawmakers in North Carolina drew two congressional districts with improper racial considerations in mind. The ruling is the latest attempt by the justices to clarify the standard for what counts as unconstitutional racial gerrymandering — the push by lawmakers, especially in the South, to draw district lines based on the racial demographics of a specific area. ‘The Constitution entrusts States with the job of designing congressional districts,’ wrote Justice Elena Kagan in the 5-to-3 decision. ‘But it also imposes an important constraint: A State may not use race as the predominant factor in drawing district lines unless it has a compelling reason.’” [HuffPost] The sinkhole that formed in front of Mar-a-Lago is almost too easy a target for jokes. CITY ON A HILL UPDATE - Your tired, poor huddled masses yearning to be free can crash on our futon for a couple of nights... maybe. Elise Foley: “Tens of thousands of Haitians who had already been granted temporary reprieve to stay in the U.S. will be allowed to remain for an additional six months, but they should use that time to ‘get their affairs in order,’ a Trump administration official said Monday. The Department of Homeland Security had until Tuesday to decide whether to extend temporary protected status, or TPS, for roughly 58,700 Haitians, who have been approved to remain in the U.S. following a devastating 2010 earthquake in their native country.” [HuffPost] TRUMP STILL THREATENING TO SABOTAGE OBAMACARE - But he’s not doing it today. Jeffrey Young: “In a filing to a federal appeals court Monday, the Justice Department and lawyers representing House Republicans have requested another 90-day delay in the proceedings from a case challenging the legality of payments made to health insurers serving low-income customers…. Without that money, insurers would face major financial losses because the law mandates they offer these discounts whether they get paid back or not. Insurers received about $7 billion in these payments last year. Many states would allow health insurance companies to exit the Obamacare markets this year, leaving their policyholders with no coverage. Moreover, if Trump makes clear the cost-sharing payments won’t be made in the future, health insurance companies would have a strong disincentive to participate in the exchanges next year, leaving consumers with fewer, or possibly no, choices.” [HuffPost] CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LITTLE GUY - [area liberals nervously making sure Ruth Bader Ginsburg is getting enough antioxidants in her diet]. Paul Blumenthal: “Newly minted Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch showed his hand on Monday on where he will likely stand on cases that would increase the amount of power held by large political donors. As the Supreme Court declined to hear a major campaign finance case that could have led to the lifting of campaign contribution limits to political parties, Gorsuch joined Justice Clarence Thomas in an unwritten dissent. That means Gorsuch and Thomas wanted the court to hear the case, and likely wanted to vote to overturn yet another limit on big money in politics. The case, Republican Party of Louisiana v. Federal Election Commission, challenged contribution limits placed on state-level political parties by the 2002 McCain-Feingold reform law. These are the limits on ‘soft money,’ unlimited contributions to the parties for supposedly non-electoral activities, imposed in the wake of scandals related to both how the money was raised and how it was spent.” [HuffPost] The thankfully brief story of the D.C. bar that wanted to introduce a “Pill Cosby” drink to its menu. DEMOCRATS GRIPPED WITH RAHM-BASED NOSTALGIA - To defeat a short-fingered vulgarian, sometimes you need a vulgar man with one shortened finger. Edward-Isaac Dovere and Gabriel Debenedetti: “Democrats see the same ugly storm forming for Republicans that delivered them the majority 11 years ago, and they’re digging out the blueprint. The party is vastly expanding the number of districts it plans to contest, recruiting veterans and business owners to compete in conservative terrain as it did back then. Three senior House Democrats are soon heading to Chicago to seek advice from Rahm Emanuel, the party’s 2006 master strategist. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been tutoring members on the party’s campaign efforts that year…. Emanuel has been in touch regularly with Democratic leaders in Washington, holding frequent strategy phone calls with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.” [Politico] BECAUSE YOU’VE READ THIS FAR - Here’s yet another puppy doing battle with a doorstop. TRUMP ISN’T THE ONLY ONE ON A #MAGA TRIP ABROAD - How come there are never “belligerent ferry passenger asked to disembark” or “irate monorail rider forced to alight” stories? Avi Selk: “Like some bizarre parody of a Trump rally, a belligerent man in a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat was booted off a plane in Shanghai Sunday — defiantly waving as a crowd of passengers jeered in the terminal: ‘Lock him up! Lock him up!’ It’s unclear whether Chinese police did jail the man or who he was. As others on the United Airlines flight described it, he started arguing before he stepped onto the plane. ‘Obviously, the hat provoked some of the stuff,’ said Alexis Zimmerman, who was flying back to Newark from a business trip.” [WaPo] COMFORT FOOD - Dogs try to make sense of fidget spinners. - The winning submissions from the first-ever “Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.” - An infographic showing all the colors of Mr. Rogers’ cardigans. TWITTERAMA @emmaroller: The Orb and the Obelisk have revealed themselves, as it was foretold. Now we wait for the third Dark Talisman to emerge. @historyinflicks: Straightforward from here:1 impeach Trump2 steal orb3 fall under maddening spell of orb4 orb devours every human soul5 President Hatch @jephjacobs: Child: do you remember when Trump touched the Orb? Me: Yes. None of us realized what it would- Orb Police: HAIL ORB Me & child: hail orb Got something to add? 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See an iconic black cab, listen to Farage’s LBC show, watch the 4-mile queue of lorries at Dover and put a straight banana in your pocketThe New York Times is offering readers the trip of a lifetime. For $5,995, holidaymakers can join “experts” on a trip they’re calling “Brexit Means Brexit!” Leaving on 22 October they will take a group to London to “Meet with politicians, journalists and historians to discuss Britain’s decision to leave the EU and the financial, legal and social implications for Britain, Europe and the world.” Which, when you think about it, does sound more fun than: “Was it a terrible mistake to go away with your friend and their new girlfriend? And what of the impact on your own relationship, seeing these two practically digest each other on the sunloungers?” It’s when one relaxes into the idea, though, that one can imagine the real possibilities of a Brexit break. The holiday starts here:22 October, 4pm Collected from the airport in an iconic black cab, your driver has been prepped to begin his authentic banter routine with the phrase: “I’m not racist, but…” Sit back, enjoy the ride and don’t forget to tip! Continue reading...
After Banksy’s Brexit-inspired mural depicting the removal of an EU star recently appeared in Dover, we take a look at the world’s most powerful political street art Continue reading...
An organisation in New Hampshire is finding new ways to feed hungry children. Claire Bloom of End 68 Hours of Hunger told Al Jazeera: “We know there are 16 million hungry children in America, one in every five. Feeding 3,000 is a big number to us, but in the whole scheme of things, it’s not a big number.” Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from Dover, New Hampshire. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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A young girl looks at artwork attributed to street British artist Banksy, depicting a workman chipping away at one of the 12 stars on the European Union flag, seen on a wall in Dover. Banksy’s first mural inspired by Brexit appeared on the side of a house on Sunday in Dover, a port town just across the Channel from France that is Britain’s closest point to mainland Europe. An image of the mural also appeared on Banksy’s official website, confirming its authenticity though the elusive artist remains anonymous. Britain voted to leave the EU in a referendum last year and is set to do so in 2019. —
Banksy's new work appeared overnight in the southeastern city of Dover, directly across the English Channel from France, on the day of the French elections.
The mural, which appeared near Dover, is the subject of debate as its "innovativeness" is questioned.
Elusive British street artist Banksy has unveiled his latest artwork, one that depicts the dismantling of the European Union’s flag. The massive blue and yellow mural appeared overnight in Dover, England on Sunday. The site is near a major ferry terminal that connects the U.K. with mainland Europe. A post shared by Banksy (@banksy) on May 7, 2017 at 6:44am PDT Representatives for the artist, whose identity is not publicly known, confirmed to Reuters that it is by Banksy, whose verified Instagram account shared photos of the work. In the painting, a worker is seen chipping away at one of the flag’s 12 stars, which are said to “stand for the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony among the peoples of Europe,” according to the EU’s website. “The number of stars has nothing to do with the number of member countries, though the circle is a symbol of unity,” the website states. Dover, England. A post shared by Banksy (@banksy) on May 7, 2017 at 6:40am PDT The painting comes nearly a year after the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, in a vote commonly known as “Brexit.” It also appeared the same day that France held its presidential elections. Far-right contender Marine Le Pen, who lost to independent moderate Emmanuel Macron, had promised to seek a similar exit from the EU if elected. British tabloid, The Sun, which campaigned to leave the EU, beamed a sign reading “Dover & Out” last month over Dover’s white cliffs that greet ferry passengers. It appeared the same day that British Prime Minister Theresa May began the process of formally withdrawing the U.K. from the EU. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=CHECK OUT THESE RELATED STORIES BELOW: + articlesList=5907778ee4b0bb2d087017c0,58b9d019e4b0b998941786bb,582dd130e4b058ce7aa97981,5800e5e0e4b0162c043b6ad7 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
LONDON (Reuters) - British street artist Banksy has taken on Brexit with a mural of a workman chipping away one of the 12 gold stars on the flag of the European Union on a wall in Dover, the ferry port that connects England with Calais in France.
Artwork confirmed as genuine is reclusive artist’s first comment on vote to leave EU and comes at time of increasing tensionsA Brexit-inspired mural by Banksy showing a metalworker chipping away at a star on the EU flag has appeared in Dover.The artwork emerged overnight on the Castle Amusements building near the ferry terminal, which connects the UK with mainland Europe. Continue reading...
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The best artists are a bit like children and the best critics are a bit like artistsMatthew Arnold once called them “the barren, optimistic sophistries”: the bright new beliefs that were going to improve the world. You can tell from his bleak tone that he didn’t think they would.Quite a lot of them did, however, and Arnold himself benefited from the belief, then new, that travel by rail would broaden the mind even of someone with a classical education. For all we know, some of the most resonant phrases in his wonderful poem Dover Beach came into his mind at Crewe Junction. Sophocles makes an appearance, but has nothing particularly classical to say. Possibly a station master’s announcement drowned him out. Continue reading...
The premature death of a population the size of Dover each year argues for tough government action. But the deaths are invisible, so it’s easy to not do much at allOne of the things I love most about living in London is quite how big everything is. And not just cool things like art galleries and skyscrapers and the public transport network, either, but all sorts of things – like rents and salaries (not yours or mine) and the queue to get into brunch. They’re all so much bigger than in any other British city. It’s brilliant. No, honestly, it’s completely brilliant.Anyway, one of the things which it’s recently turned out was also bigger in London is its air pollution. EU law states that the average hourly level of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), spluttered out mainly from diesel vehicles, should not exceed 200 micrograms per cubic metre more than 18 times a year. Continue reading...
TRUMP’S SCHEDULE:9:30 a.m.: President Donald Trump will speak by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel from the residence.10 a.m.: Trump will hold a video conference with the NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station from the Oval Office.10:30 a.m.: Trump will receive his daily intelligence briefing in the Oval Office.11:30 a.m.: Trump will hold a working lunch with ambassadors from countries on the U.N. Security Council in the State Dining Room.2:30 p.m.: Trump will sign a proclamation on Holocaust Remembrance in the Oval Office.3 p.m.: Trump will host a credential ceremony for newly appointed ambassadors to the U.S. in the Oval Office.4:30 p.m.: Trump will meet with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and joint chiefs chairman Joseph Dunford.5:30 p.m.: Trump will participate in a reception with conservative media at the White House.6:30 p.m.: Trump will have dinner with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and his wife at the residence.OTHER HAPPENINGS: Vice President Mike Pence is cutting his Asia trip short by a day and beginning the return journey to D.C. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in Afghanistan. Press Secretary Sean Spicer will brief the press at the White House at 1:30 p.m.THE BIG PICTURE: From POLITICO’s Rachael Bade, Burgess Everett and Kyle Cheney: “President Donald Trump and Congress are on a collision course over government funding this week, as the White House demands money for a border wall with Mexico and Democrats vow it will never see a penny. But just five days out from a government shutdown, Trump appears headed for disappointment. Democrats are signaling they’re unlikely to cave, and Hill Republicans are already pressing the administration to fight another day. That means the White House is largely on its own in a high-stakes game of political chicken, weakening its negotiating position. Even Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the former Homeland Security Committee chairman who wrote the 2006 law authorizing the wall’s construction, said the White House should push for it later in the year. … The face-off comes as lawmakers return to Washington following a two-week Easter recess. Government funding expires Friday, leaving Congress little time to strike a deal. A White House push for progress on repealing Obamacare will also consume energy on Capitol Hill, even as a vote on legislation this week appears unlikely.” THE NEXT EXECUTIVE ORDERS: From POLITICO’s Andrew Restuccia: “President Donald Trump will sign a series of executive orders this week on offshore drilling, cybersecurity, veterans affairs and agriculture, according to sources familiar with the administration’s plans. The orders come in the run-up to the president’s 100th day in office. By Friday, Trump will have signed 32 executive orders, the most signed by a president in the first 100 days since World War II, according to the White House. One order will mark the administration’s first steps this week toward expanding oil and gas drilling in waters off the U.S. coast. The order will call for a ‘review of the locations available for offshore oil and gas exploration and of certain regulations governing offshore oil and gas exploration,’ the White House said.” THE LOOMING 100TH DAY: From POLITICO’s Edward-Isaac Dovere and Josh Dawsey: “Democrats and Republicans agree the word of the week will be ‘promises.’ As President Donald Trump's 100th day in office nears, the battle will be over whether they've been kept or broken. After angst from the president and senior aides over the 100-day mark — and anticipation that press coverage will be dominated by his failure to change Obamacare — the White House plans to spend the week telling Americans he has kept his promises from the 2016 campaign, according to senior administration officials and a planning document reviewed by POLITICO.” LOOKING AHEAD: From POLITICO’s Alex Isenstadt: “Republicans say President Donald Trump needs to turn things around fast — or the GOP could pay dearly in 2018. With the party preparing to defend its congressional majorities in next year’s midterms, senior Republicans are expressing early concern about Trump’s lack of legislative accomplishments, his record-low approval ratings, and the overall dysfunction that’s gripped his administration.”