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'Same rhetoric': Bolsonaro's US visit to showcase populist alliance with Trump

Brazilian president shares some of Trump’s habits: he is active on Twitter and also dismisses negative media coverage as ‘fake news’

Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, landed in Washington DC on Sunday two days before meeting Donald Trump, his first visit to a foreign leader since taking office on 1 January – a visit he hopes will showcase the alignment between the right-wing, populist leaders of the two biggest economies in the Americas.

Trump administration ignoring human rights monitors, ACLU tells UN

  • Watchdog delivers scathing appraisal to UN council
  • Total of unanswered rapporteur requests rises to 22

The Trump administration is coming under fire for its refusal to engage with international human rights monitors over potential violations inside the US, from police brutality and executions to the abuse of migrant children at the border.

‘One chance at survival’: Jay Inslee is running for president to fight climate change

Democratic candidate says other issues matter, but America cannot afford to have another leader who does not have climate change as their top priority

There are other things around which Washington governor Jay Inslee could craft his stump speech. He could talk about how he dropped out of Stanford and moved into his parents’ basement because he couldn’t afford tuition. He could tell voters he was the first governor to challenge Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban.

Republicans resurface Beto O’Rourke DUI mugshot in St Patrick's Day attack

GOP tweeted presidential candidate’s mugshot emblazoned with a green leprechaun’s hat and the words ‘please drink responsibly’

In an attempt to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and attack a political rival, the Republican party tweeted a mugshot of the Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke emblazoned with a green leprechaun’s hat and the words “please drink responsibly”.

'Bring back Jeanine Pirro': Trump defends Fox host after show goes off air

  • Absence follows furore over comments about Ilhan Omar
  • President: ‘Fox must stay strong and fight back with vigour’

Before attending church on Sunday, Donald Trump defended a Fox News host who was taken off air after she questioned whether a Muslim congresswoman’s religious beliefs were compatible with the US constitution.

Kirsten Gillibrand to deliver 2020 speech in front of Trump hotel

  • New York senator formally launches 2020 campaign
  • Gillibrand at 1% in most polls of crowded Democratic field

Kirsten Gillibrand formally launched her presidential bid on Sunday morning, announcing she will deliver her first major speech next week – in front of Trump International Hotel in New York City.

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