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Africa: Angola Defends UN Activities Adjustment

February 17, 2021
Luanda — Angola defended Monday in New York the adjustment of the UN-Women activities, in order to help the member states, mainly Africans, to reach “relevant tangible results” for the current Covid-19 context. This standing was expressed by Angola’s permanent representative to the United Nations, during a speech, on behalf of the African Group accredited

AOC defends ‘defund the police’ mantra after Dem losses

November 13, 2020
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended her support for “defund the police” Thursday night after an election season in which Republicans weaponized the mantra to paint Democratic opponents as anti-cop and soft on crime. Democratic leaders complained that two issues closely associated with AOC — defunding the police and socialism — contributed to Democratic losses in House

Kentucky congressman defends teen accused in protest deaths

September 5, 2020
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky congressman said a teenager charged with fatally shooting two people with a semi-automatic rifle during the unrest in Wisconsin showed “incredible restraint” and acted in self-defense.Rep. Thomas Massie also told a radio interviewer on Thursday that if he were on the jury, he would vote to acquit the teenager

Trump defends USPS boss Louis DeJoy amid protests

August 16, 2020
President Trump on Saturday doubled down in support of US Postal Service honcho Louis DeJoy, calling him a “fantastic man” amid protests outside of the official’s home over mail-in-ballot concerns and service cuts. “He’s a fantastic man; he wants to make the Post Office great again,” Trump said during an evening news conference at Trump

Barr Defends Protest Response and Criticizes Russia Inquiry Ahead of Testimony

July 28, 2020
WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr defended the federal response to the protests and unrest around the nation in recent weeks, declaring in comments released late Monday that the rule of law must be upheld as “violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests to wreak senseless havoc and destruction” in places like Portland,