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Donald Trump Allowed To Continue Running For President

Donald Trump Allowed To Continue Running For President
Mar 5 2024 Share

The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favour of allowing Donald Trump to remain on the presidential primary ballot in Colorado, overturning a decision from the state’s highest court. 

The ruling came just ahead of Super Tuesday, where Colorado, among other states, would hold Republican presidential primaries. Trump’s eligibility had been questioned due to his alleged involvement in efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. 

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The Supreme Court found that states lacked authority under the US Constitution to disqualify candidates from federal offices based on such grounds. Trump hailed the decision as a “BIG WIN FOR AMERICA!!!” and argued that voters, not courts, should decide candidates’ fates. 

However, some critics, including the non-profit legal watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, expressed disappointment, saying the court missed an opportunity to address concerns about candidates’ eligibility under the 14th Amendment’s Section Three. 

This case marked the first time the court addressed how this Civil War-era provision applied to present-day presidential candidates, ultimately emphasising the need for federal legislation to enforce it.

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PN Tables Motion Of No Confidence Against 3 Ministers

PN Tables Motion Of No Confidence Against 3 Ministers
Mar 5 2024 Share

The Nationalist Party plans to table a Motion of No Confidence against three Ministers – Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi, Miriam Dalli, and Silvio Schembri – due to their ongoing avoidance of political responsibility concerning the Public Inquiry led by Jean Paul Sofia.

These Ministers must address their roles in the entities flagged for significant shortcomings in the Public Inquiry.

This decision was announced by Nationalist Party Leader, Bernard Grech, following a meeting of the Nationalist Parliamentary Group outside Parliament. This follows recent parliamentary discussions regarding the Public Inquiry.

In today’s session, held at 2 pm, the Nationalist Party Leader repeatedly sought answers regarding political accountability for the tragic death of Jean Paul Sofia. However, two Labour Ministers in Robert Abela’s Cabinet persisted in evading the question.

Grech emphasized that accountability cannot be sidestepped, especially when Ministers are tasked with ensuring effective governance. He asserted that under Robert Abela’s leadership, the country remains exposed to the government’s deficiencies.

The Nationalist Party urges Parliament to promptly address the Motion of No Confidence.

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Nationalist Party Raises €271,000 During Fundraiser

Nationalist Party Raises €271,000 During Fundraiser
Mar 5 2024 Share

The Nationalist Party raised €271,600 in donations through a fundraising marathon under the theme ‘The Change We Need’.

The marathon continued until noon on Sunday, during which the party’s leader, Bernard Grech, visited locations across Malta and Gozo to personally collect donations from various sectional committees and candidates for Local Council elections.

Additionally, €54,585 was collected during a special telethon aired on Net Television commemorating the former Prime Minister and Nationalist Party leader, Eddie Fenech Adami, on February 7th.

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Israel Agrees To Change Eurovision Song Lyrics

Israel Agrees To Change Eurovision Song Lyrics
Mar 5 2024 Share

After being threatened with potential exclusion from the competition this year, Israel has agreed to compromise and change the lyrics to the song ‘October Rain.’

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) hinted at rejecting Israel’s candidate Eden Golan, a 20-year-old Russian-Israeli singer, due to the political nature of her song. 

The song referenced the Hamas 7th October attack on Israel, with lyrics like: ‘There’s no air left to breathe / There is no place for me’ and ‘They were all good children, each one of them’. 

Israeli broadcaster KAN initially threatened to withdraw from the contest if the event organisers censored their entry, with president Isaac Herzog insisting that Israel’s voice must be heard from the Eurovision stage. 

Since then, necessary adjustments have been quoted to be made to the song, allowing it to continue on in the contest. Second place finalist ‘Dance Forever’ will also be revising its lyrics, with Israel choosing a song to send to the committee. 

The inclusion of Israel has faced a lot of controversy, with an open letter issued to the EBU and signed by over 1,000 Swedish artists calling for Israel to withdraw. 

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