Bayonne teachers union fills 3 BOE seats, new contract now looks…

first_img Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne Bayonne Previous article‘Education Matters’ slate keeps Verdibello at bay in Jersey City BOE raceNext articleHoboken’s Zimmer, DeFusco, Cunningham reflect on council victories Jeannette Josue BayonneElections Bayonne teachers union fills 3 BOE seats, new contract now looks promising TAGSAlan D’ Angeloava finnertyBayonne Board of EducationBayonne TEachers associationchris munozchris piechockijeff meyerJoseph BroderickKids First Campaign SHARE CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Facebook Twitter Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from cops In a tumultuous Bayonne Board of Education election that featured 20 names on the ballot, three candidates backed by the teachers union claimed victory, giving hope for a new teachers’ contract.By Jeannette Josue/Hudson County ViewIt’s the first time in 35 years the Bayonne Board of Education held elections with a total of 20 candidates (although Nancy Solis said she was no longer running last week) for five vacant seats.Out of the eight candidates vying for three, three-year terms, incumbent Chris Piechocki, who was endorsed by Mayor Jimmy Davis, and Joseph Borderick and Ava Finnerty – who were endorsed by the Bayonne Teachers Association – were declared victorious.Out of the six candidates vying for a two-year term, Chris Munoz, who was also endorsed by BTA, won a very tightly contested affair.Munoz received 1,092 votes, which was 22.65 percent of the vote, just edging out Michael Alonso and Thomas Howard, Jr. – who received 974 and 973 votes, respectively.Denis Wilbeck, who was also endorsed by Davis as a member of the Kids First slate along with Piechocki, won the one-year term in a blowout.Wilbeck, a retired educator who now works as a college referee, won by a nearly 3-to-1 margin, earning 2,117 votes. His closest challenger was David Solari, who received just 824 votes.Alan D’Angelo, President of the Bayonne Teachers Association and Jeff Meyer, the Kids First campaign manager, did not return multiple requests seeking comment.Board of Education – Bayonne51/51 100.00%Patrick J. McManus 758 5.65%Mary Jane Desmond 1,880 14.00%Leonard R. Kantor 1,448 10.79%Joseph Broderick 2,692 20.05%Christopher Piechocki 2,050 15.27%John R. Cupo 584 4.35%Barry C. Kushnir 1,284 9.56%Nancy Solis 478 3.56%Ava J. Finnerty 2,230 16.61%Personal Choice 21 0.16%Total 13,425 100.00%Board of Education – Bayonne 2 YR Unexpired51/51 100.00%Frank Pellitteri 714 14.81%Michael J. Alonso 974 20.20%Thomas Howard Jr. 973 20.18%Gina Irizarry 793 16.45%Christos M. Genes 273 5.66%Christopher Munoz 1,092 22.65%Personal Choice 3 0.06%Total 4,822 100.00%Board of Education – Bayonne 1 YR Unexpired51/51 100.00%David Solari 824 16.71%Rafael Augusto 789 16.00%John Butchko 752 15.25%Deborah Peveler Segura 447 9.06%Denis F. Wilbeck 2,117 42.92%Personal Choice 3 0.06%Total 4,932 100.00% Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Jeannette Josue – November 4, 2015 11:27 am 0 Bayonne last_img read more

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Ukraine and Japan Qualify for 2012 Olympic Jumping

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* Ukraine and Japan will both be represented in the Olympic Jumping events at London 2012, following their success at the Olympic qualification event held in Aachen (GER) on 10 July. Ukraine secured a team slot and Japan one individual place during Sunday’s qualifier for Olympic Groups C – Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia – and G – South East Asia and Oceania.Eight teams – Azerbaijan, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Poland, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine – took part in the two-round competition. Competing over a strong track designed by Frank Rothenberger, team Ukraine were clear in the first round and finished on a score of 12 penalties to earn a team ticket to London 2012. The Ukrainians ended ahead of Turkey (25) and Poland (33) in the final standings. The complete results of the Olympic Qualification event for Groups C or G are available here.There was a jump-off for the individual spot available for the best placed rider of Olympic Qualification Group G. Taizo Sugitani (JPN) and Jasmin Chen (TPE) were tied on nine faults after the second round and went forward to a timed decider. Both riders were clear against the clock, but the Olympic slot went to Japan when Taizo Sugitani completed the course in 53.97 seconds, almost two seconds faster than Jasmin Chen’s 55.61. The detailed individual results are available here.Eight teams – Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, host nation Great Britain, and Ukraine – out of the 15 possible have qualified for the 2012 Olympic Jumping competition. A total of 15 teams will compete in London. Egypt, Japan and Syria have qualified individual riders. The complete qualification system for the 2012 Olympic Jumping competition can be consulted here.Katharina Offel (UKR) was the best individual rider overall and, as a result, qualified to take part at CSIO Aachen this week (full individual results here). Tags: 2012 London Olympic Games, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP last_img read more

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Instructor, Media Production

first_imgPosting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Proposed Hire Date08/16/2021 Mission or Goal of Unit Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal The Virginia Commonwealth University Richard T. Robertson School ofMedia and Culture prepares effective and skilled communicatorsthrough quality instruction, advising and student services based onreal world applications. Through research, professional service andscholarship in applied communications, the School advances theknowledge and practice of a multi-disciplinary and evolving mediaenvironment. The School values truth, ethics, creativity,innovation, collaboration, cultural diversity, shared governanceand community engagement.This is an exciting time to be at VCU and a great opportunity tojoin our forward-thinking school. VCU is one of the nation’spremier urban, public research universities. With more than 31,000students, it is one of the largest universities in Virginia. TheRobertson School is accredited by ACEJMC and has approximately 900students. The Robertson School attracts a diverse student body andabout 50% of our students are racially and ethnically diverseand/or members of other diverse groups. Required Qualifications RankInstructor Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Eligible Preferred Qualifications Application Process/Additional Information Working TitleInstructor, Media Production DepartmentRobertson School (1) A master’s degree in mass communication or in a relatedfield(2) Relevant professional experience that includes mediaproduction(3) A proven track record of inspiring, guiding and mentoringothers to reach their full potential(4) High expectations for students. This position will contribute to helping the Robertson School ofMedia and Culture meet its Quest goals by increasing its teachingpower in media production classes (Quest 1) and contributing to theSchool’s community engagement (Theme IV). Position Responsibilities Open Until FilledYescenter_img Position NumberF67330 Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentCurriculum Vitae (CV)Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)Optional Documents Diversity Statement InformationFor more information on diversity statements, includingguidelines, please click here . Grant funded position?No Date Posted01/25/2021 Posted Salary Application Deadline Date Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/103022 School/UnitCollege of Humanities and Sciences 1. Successful college teaching experience is highlypreferred.2. An ability to teach innovative media production skills isstrongly preferred.3. Preferred candidates will have a successful record of workingwith diverse and underserved populations and a demonstratedpotential to do so at Virginia Commonwealth University. As a preeminent national, urban, public research university andacademic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University iscommitted to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – anenvironment where all can thrive in their pursuit ofexcellence.Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions toDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words)providing your career aspirations and contributions towardpromoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement,you can share how your lived experiences, and academic andprofessional activities will impact your contribute to VCU’smission of promoting equity and inclusion.Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals ofequity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangiblypromotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, andcelebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship thatpromotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/orengaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionallyunderrepresented groups to create a positive and successfulorganizational experience.In addition, please submit the following application materials atVCUJOBS .com: (1) A letter of application addressed to Dr. TimBajkiewicz, Chair of the Search Committee; (2) a current curriculumvitae (including the names and contact information of threereferences); and (3) the following items as one PDF file or linksto these materials: three non-returnable samples of teachingmaterials and/or professional work and three non-returnable samplesof student work (if available). Review of applicants will begin onFebruary 15, 2021. The position remains open until filled. Foradditional information, contact Dr. Tim Bajkiewicz [email protected] or visit the School’s website athttp://robertson.vcu.edu.Virginia Commonwealth University is an equalopportunity/affirmative action employer.Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities areencouraged to apply. Number of Months9 1. Teach undergraduate media production courses with a specialfocus on teaching audio/video/multimedia production, TV studioproduction, animation, gaming and/or data visualization. Teachingassignments for media production classes in the Robertson Schoolgraduate programs are also possible.2. Must be able to teach Adobe Creative Cloud, especially PremierePro, Audition, After Effects and Photoshop, and to teach mediaproduction to students in the School’s other academic programs inadvertising, journalism, and public relations.2. Service: This faculty member will serve on School committees (aswell as College and/or University committees as needed),contributing to the well-being of the School and the VCUcommunity. Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Type of SearchNationallast_img read more

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Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management

first_imgProvides strategic vision, planning, and leadership for theintegrated delivery of the College’s enrollment programs andpolicies including development, implementation, delivery andevaluation of enrollment management goals, objectives andactivities. Collaborate across the organization to enhanceenrollment services and to provide college-wide coordination andsupports;Assesses effectiveness of enrollment initiatives andactivities. Make appropriate adjustments to remain continuouslyproactive and responsive to external forces and the College’sneeds. Oversees research, analysis, and development of regularreports on College enrollment and student characteristics;Leads efforts to determine the causes of attrition and thefactors that promote and increase student persistence andcompletion; Plans, develops, implements and assesses programs thatsupport educational experiences which enrich the academicenvironment and promote student progress toward degreeattainment.Develops programs and initiatives to appropriately engagefaculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees and parents in theenrollment effort;Optimizes the use of financial aid to recruit diversecohorts;Collaborates with marketing staff to create, implement, andevaluate marketing communications in support of enrollmentinitiatives;Collaborates with institutional advancement staff tocontinually scan and respond to the internal and externalenvironment to advance the college’s standing, effectiveness andreputation as it relates to enrollment management;Builds and maintains mutually beneficial partnerships withcommunity high schools and 4-year institutions;Provides administrative co-oversight for Admissions, Advising,Financial Aid, Records and Registration including departmentalfinances, personnel, evaluation and assessment, action plans anddaily operations. Oversees the annual budgets for all enrollmentservices departments;Serves as a key leader in ensuring that all EnrollmentManagement functional areas have processes, policies, technology,and resources necessary to achieve enrollment goals;Interprets and implements state/federal regulations and Collegepolicies and procedures related to admissions, registration,advising and financial aid and ensure compliance with relatedprogram, state, and federal rules, laws, and regulations;Ensures the provision of high quality, customer-orientedservice and support in enrollment services and processes;Maintains memberships and participate in appropriateprofessional organizations;Serves on division and college-wide committees asrequested;Represent and act on behalf of the Vice President of StudentAffairs as assigned;Other related duties as assigned.Required QualificationsQualifications: Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel Administration,Educational Administration or related discipline required.Minimum of seven (7) years full-time, progressivelyresponsible, professional experience in an enrollment managementfunctional area.Minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience.Demonstrated experience with working with diverse studentpopulations is required.Demonstrated ability to develop and use data-analytics andpredictive modeling to increase enrollment.This position has personnel management responsibilities thatinclude assisting with the training, development and supervision ofprofessional staff and student staff workers.Successful candidates will have significant experience workingwith engaging college students in a remote setting and buildingstudent life in an online environment.Outstanding interpersonal and management skills.Demonstrated ability to cultivate positive relationships withstudents and student organizations.Demonstrated ability to coordinate programs with other collegedepartments and to assess program effectiveness.Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strongcomputer skills.Ability to handle extremely sensitive and confidential mattersdiscreetly.Ability to work independently with little supervision.Knowledge of budget preparation and management.Experience with current and emerging technology (hardware andsoftware solutions) related to recruitment, admissions, andfinancial aid, including expertise with enrollment managementsystems and web-based recruitment efforts.Experience leading enrollment management teams with enterprisetechnology implementationsPreferred QualificationsPreferred Qualifications: Description/Job SummaryReporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, this positionprovides co-leadership in enrollment management and all relatedfunctional areas of the College including Admissions, Advising,Financial Aid, and Registrar. The Assistant Vice President willensure that Baltimore City Community College meets its enrollmentgoals and serves as a key Student Affairs leader charged withdelivering service excellence and actively contributing toinstitution-wide enrollment, retention, persistence and completionefforts. Responsibilities/DutiesJob duties:center_img Experience with modern Student Information Systems such asBanner, Colleague or Jenzabarlast_img read more

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NEW TEAM – SAME AMBITIONS: Wisla Plock starts preparation for upcoming season

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsPolish Orlen Wisla Plock began the preparation for the new season. Second best team of Poland will present some new names to European handball community while Manolo Cadenas will have a difficult task to keep the level of performance with the “less expensive” squad than in season’s before.Here is the story from the first session in season 2014/2015… EHF CL TOP 16 phase starts in Plock ShareTweetShareShareEmail POLISH FINAL: Easy job for Kielce – 1:0 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click to comment MVM Veszprem secure second place – Celje score 43 against Turks Related Items:Wisla Plock Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Mattias Zachrisson thinks about retirement?

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items:mattias zachrisson Click to comment VIDEO: Mattias Zachrisson scores amazing goal VIDEO: Emotional “last moment” of Mattias Zachrisson Recommended for you Mattias Zachrisson retires ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsAccording to Swedish handbollskanalen national team player and Fuchse Berlin member, Mattias Zachrisson, is close to make decision of retirement.The 30-years old right wing who only played for two teams in professional career – Guif and Fuchse Berlin (since 2013), has problem with his shoulder which put him out of the court for a while.It is not something I intend to comment on, I still live in Berlin and have everything here. I’m still injured, so I understand that there are rumors. But no decision has been made, he says. It is much better than six months ago, but I still have a bit left to the handball court. That is probably why they want to secure the position (signing of Chrintz), Hans Lindberg is after all 39 years old – said Zachrisson.Zachrisson won two silver medals with Swedish national team – at Olympic Games in London 2012 and European Championship 2018 in Croatia. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Fast food restaurant manager arrested after alleged attack on teen worker

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Google+ Twitter (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Jail) A manager at an area fast food restaurant has been arrested after allegedly attacking a worker.It was back in late July when Mishawaka Police were called to a Wendy’s restaurant after Patricia Colley, 22, allegedly assaulted a 17-year-old employee during an argument, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57.The worker told police that Colley jumped on her back when she tried to walk out of the back door during the spat.Colley then allegedly began punching the teen in the back of the head and pulling her hair, then got her on the ground and bit her hand, according to authorities, as reported by ABC 57.She was arrested last week and faces Battery and disorderly conduct charges. Google+ Pinterest Previous articleBethel University listed again as one of the “Best Bang For The Buck” collegesNext articleSouth Bend Cubs to Play for League Championship Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebook Facebook By Jon Zimney – September 9, 2019 0 345 Fast food restaurant manager arrested after alleged attack on teen worker WhatsApplast_img read more

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Indiana sees surge in wind power despite lack of standards

first_img Pinterest Google+ IndianaNews Google+ Twitter Twitter Pinterest By Jon Zimney – September 10, 2019 1 224 Indiana sees surge in wind power despite lack of standards Facebook WhatsApp (“Wind Farm Realities” by Michael Gil, CC BY 2.0) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has experienced a surge in wind farm construction during the past decade that’s given the state the nation’s 12th-highest number of wind turbines.But some renewable energy advocates say Indiana risks being outpaced by other states unless it does more to encourage commercial wind power, the Indianapolis Business Journal reported.Since 2008, developers have installed more than 1,000 wind turbines across Indiana, primarily on 16 large wind farms that produce 2,317 megawatts of electricity — enough to power more than 1 million homes.Another 1,130 megawatts of new wind capacity are under construction or in advanced development across the state, from modest projects to major wind farms.That’s caught the eye of the American Wind Energy Association, which represents wind-power project developers and equipment suppliers. The Washington, D.C.-based trade association said in August that it would host its 2021 CleanPower conference and trade show in Indianapolis, based on the “immense potential Indiana has to be among the leading states for wind energy.”But renewable energy advocate say Indiana needs clear, uniform rules on locating wind farms to attract more investments.Indiana also has no renewable-energy standard. Such standards already in place in 29 other states require that a certain percentage of the electricity that utilities sell comes from renewable resources.Indiana’s lack of a renewable-energy standard shows that the state “could be a little bit more progressive” in encouraging the development of clean energy sources, said Ben Inskeep, senior energy policy analyst in Indianapolis with EQ Research, a North Carolina-based clean-energy consulting firm.Adopting a standard would create a guaranteed market for renewable-energy companies, said Kerwin Olson, executive director of Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana.“It’s time for Indiana to step it up and put policies in place which encourage the development of renewable-energy projects, or we will continue to lose big to states like Iowa and Texas, which recognize the enormous economic benefits that wind can provide,” he said.A decade ago, Indiana had almost no commercial wind power beyond a few small windmills that pumped water on farms. But the wind industry has boomed since then, driven largely by falling costs and rising demand by large customers and utilities for renewable energy.Indiana ranks 12th among states for wind power, owing in part to its flat terrain that leads to higher wind speeds, especially across northern Indiana, according to the American Wind Energy Association.Wind power accounts for 5% of Indiana’s electricity, while coal generates 70% of Indiana’s power.Coal power generation has fallen as utilities replace coal-burning power plants with cleaner or cheaper energy sources, such as natural gas, solar and wind, but Indiana is still the nation’s second-largest state in coal consumption.Some of Indiana’s biggest advocates of wind power are electric utilities. Last year, Northern Indiana Public Service Co. said it would retire four of its five remaining coal-fired electric burning units within five years and the other within a decade. The Merrillville-based utility plans to generate 65% of its power from wind, solar and other renewables by 2028.But a growing number of Indiana communities have restricted wind farms, saying they are too large and intrusive. In May, northwestern Indiana’s Tippecanoe County banned wind turbines taller than 140 feet — in effect rejecting commercial turbines that often tower 300 feet to 600 feet high, after some residents complained about potential harm to property values. Facebook WhatsApp Previous articlePatriot Day Remembrance Ceremony set for St. Patrick’s Park on 9/11Next articleElkhart Mayor Tim Neese to host 9/11 remembrance ceremony Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

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Making a long-distance relationship work – Glyn Ford

first_imgFree trade won the day. In today’s global economy, it is in the interests of both to develop a sophisticated, open and free trading relationship. Business would like to see the two sides negotiate an economic integration agreement going far beyond a simple free trade agreement. The rise of China and India gives added value to EU-Japan relations in terms of global environmental, foreign and security policy too. EU-Japan relations must look outwards. The EU and Japan should work together, as a matter of urgency, on the Doha Development Round of trade talks and to exert pressure on the new US administration next year on climate change. The EU’s power and influence in foreign and security policy will continue to grow and Tokyo is contributing serious funding to Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa – all areas where the EU is involved and where shared approaches and partnerships would enhance benefits to givers and to receivers. Japan and the EU also share an interest in denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. The EU should recognise the drive behind Japan’s desire to become a ‘normal country’, whether or not this is formalised through a revision of the US-imposed constitution of 1947. At the same time we must acknowledge the legitimate concerns that will arise among the nations of East Asia, and help assuage them by directing Japan’s energies through the UN and the Security Council. Normal countries take that path while ‘abnormal’ countries threaten ‘pre-emptive deterrence’. Co-operation in a global age is based on respect for and adherence to universal values. At the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, the EU and Japan should be united in approach and purpose. They must use each other’s strength to advance our common global interests. UK Socialist (PSE) MEP Glyn Ford is a member of the Parliament’s delegation for relations with Japan. Following the Cold War, when both Europe and Japan played subordinate political – and military – roles to Washington, DC, the EU and Japan found themselves in the precarious position of being economic giants and political dwarves.  Nevertheless both were short-sighted, privileging EU-US and US-Japan relations over building an EU-Japan relationship, and with a focus on economic and trade matters that hampered their ability to shape developments in their own ‘near abroad’ in a way that could counter US hegemony. In the 1980s, Japanese national sentiment and domestic politics drove concerns about the possible effects of opening up trade. Some EU leaders, faced with a trade deficit and trade barriers, urged protectionist restrictions on Japanese access to the EU, while others were alert to the opportunities that opening would bring. last_img read more

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Trump leans on ‘fake news’ line to combat reports of West Wing dysfunction

first_img“You say things you can’t back up factually, and as the president, if you say, for example, that there are 3 million illegal aliens who voted and then you don’t have the data to back it up, some people are gonna say that it’s irresponsible for a president to say that,” O’Reilly said to Trump. “Is there any validity to that?”“Many people have come out and said I’m right. You know that,” the president responded.“I know, but you’ve gotta have data to back that up,” O’Reilly shot back.Moments later, as the president repeated his unfounded claim, O’Reilly pressed again for more corroboration.“A lot of people have come out and said that I am correct,” Trump said.U.S. President Donald J. Trum at the White House | Michael Reynolds/EPA“But the data has to show that 3 million illegals voted,” O’Reilly countered. While she later called it an honest mistake and blasted other “fake” stories, Cosmopolitan magazine reported on Monday that Conway cited the same non-existent “massacre” in an interview with one of its reporters on Jan. 29.Conway also sparred with CNN after reports emerged that the White House had offered to have her appear on its Sunday morning show and that CNN said no.“False. I could do no live Sunday shows this week BC of family. Plus, I was invited onto CNN today & tomorrow. CNN Brass on those emails,” Conway tweeted.CNN’s communications team then responded on Twitter pushing back against Conway’s explanation. “@KellyannePolls was offered to SOTU on Sunday by the White House. We passed. Those are the facts,” the message read.Even right-leaning Fox News is questioning some of the baseless claims coming from Trump and his team. In the interview that aired as part of Sunday’s Super Bowl pregame show, Bill O’Reilly twice pressed Trump to back up his unfounded assertion about millions of illegal votes during last year’s election.“Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election” — Donald Trump President Donald Trump on Monday lashed out via Twitter at a series of news reports revealing the turmoil inside the White House, leaning on his crutch of “fake news” as he struggles to control a hardening narrative about a dysfunctional West Wing.One of his missives came from Air Force One en route to Tampa, Fla., as Trump panned a New York Times report that detailed the friction inside his administration and its early stumbles.“The failing @nytimes writes total fiction concerning me. They have gotten it wrong for two years, and now are making up stories & sources!” Trump tweeted at 11:32 a.m., ignoring the fact that many of his top advisers were quoted by name in the story. Trump seemed particularly incensed by reports and parodies about chief strategist Steve Bannon being the actual decision-maker in the White House.“I call my own shots, largely based on an accumulation of data, and everyone knows it. Some FAKE NEWS media, in order to marginalize, lies!” Trump tweeted.The message came at 7:01 a.m., 52 minutes after Joe Scarborough, whose MSNBC morning show the president is known to watch religiously, had suggested that “maybe Bannon’s calling all the shots.”Scarborough’s comments — and Trump’s frustrations — are the outgrowth of a media narrative that has mushroomed over the last several days, initially with Bannon’s face gracing last week’s Time magazine cover, which declared him “The Great Manipulator,” and then in stinging satire on “Saturday Night Live” that presented Bannon as the real owner of the Resolute Desk.Trump is increasingly turning to his “fake news” line to try to puncture swelling storylines that are unflattering to his nascent presidency.The sketch comedy franchise opened with Alec Baldwin portraying the president in the Oval Office, where he was joined by Bannon, dressed in a grim reaper costume while indulging Trump’s worst impulses by encouraging his bellicosity during calls to foreign leaders.center_img “Forget that,” Trump said. “Forget all of that.”And Trump’s obsession with the poll numbers also reared its head on Monday. Trump’s explanation for the shaky support of his presidency and his policies? Fake news.“Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting,” he tweeted.Madeline Conway contributed to this report. Also On POLITICO Donald Trump not welcome at UK parliament, says Speaker By Charlie Cooper EU leaders who out-trump Trump By Harry Cooper BRUSSELS SKETCH Trump and May can do it. The EU? Not so much By Tim King The skit parodied reports of Trump’s poor statesmanship during phone calls with foreign leaders and brought to life The New York Times’ editorial board’s opinion last week — headlined “President Bannon?” — suggesting that the former Breitbart executive “is positioning himself … as the de facto president.”In the story that drew Trump’s ire Monday, the Times also reported that Bannon is “the president’s dominant adviser, despite Mr. Trump’s anger that he was not fully briefed on details of the executive order he signed giving his chief strategist a seat on the National Security Council.”Attendees line the Mall as they watch ceremonies to swear in Donald Trump on Inauguration Day | Lucas Jackson/Getty ImagesTwo weeks after an adviser memorably characterized the falsehoods coming from the White House as “alternative facts,” Trump is increasingly turning to his “fake news” line to try to puncture swelling storylines that are unflattering to his nascent presidency and counter the unfounded claims coming out of the White House. That’s despite the fact that not too long ago, Trump’s critics were the ones pushing the “fake news” term to describe false reports that proliferated on the internet during the presidential campaign to boost Trump’s candidacy.Trump further hammered the media on Monday afternoon, telling servicemembers at MacDill Air Force Base that the press is taking a pass on reporting terrorist attacks.“Radical Islamic terrorists are determined to strike our homeland as they did on 9/11, as they did from Boston to Orlando to San Bernardino, and all across Europe. You have seen what happened in Paris and Nice. All over Europe, it’s happening,” Trump said. “It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported. And in many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it. They have their reasons, and you understand that.”Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s White House counsel, is caught up in her own “fake news” controversy after she cited last week a made-up terrorist attack in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to justify the administration’s highly controversial travel and refugee ban.last_img read more

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