Donald Trump becomes the first former U.S. President to face federal criminal charges, setting the scene for an unprecedented 2024 presidential election
Even out of office, Donald Trump can’t stop making history as a former U.S. President, from his unprecedented indictment in New York, to his federal charges in Miami.
These charges bring a maximum sentence of up to 136 years, though a maximum sentence is unlikely.
“There’s no doubt that Trump absolutely wants to reassert his Presidency, and then wreak vengeance on his enemies and use the power of the state to do it,” said Bruce Wolpe from the U.S. Studies Centre.
“The future of Democracy is on the ballot as Trump is an anti-democratic candidate,” he added.
On top of becoming the first president to face federal criminal charges, Trump was also the only U.S. President to get impeached twice, and the only one to lose the popular vote two times.
But despite all of his political baggage and mounting legal problems, early polls show Trump remains the favourite to win the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
Even those who have worked alongside Trump are worried, however, including former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr.
“Should we be putting someone like this forward as the leader of the country, the leader of the free world, who has engaged in this type of conduct?” he said regarding Trump’s legal troubles on U.S. network CBS.
Streaming wars: can Apple compete with Spotify?
Spotify’s 2023 Wrapped has dropped prompting listeners to review their top artists, genres, and songs of the year.
Many are taking to social media platforms to share their listening trends with family, friends, coworkers, and even other fans on the internet.
While Apple Music, a rival platform, has its own year-end campaign—it hasn’t quite ignited the same online response.
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What Australia can learn from NZ’s supermarket inquiry
Coles and Woolworths, two of Australia’s largest supermarket chains, are about to face a Senate inquiry that aims to scrutinise their market dominance and business practices.
The inquiry’s parallels with a past New Zealand investigation highlight the growing concern over the duopoly’s impact on consumers and smaller businesses.
The Senate inquiry, set to begin next month, comes as a response to mounting public pressure and allegations of anti-competitive behavior in the grocery sector.
New Zealand example
Similar concerns led New Zealand to conduct its own inquiry into the supermarket industry back in 2019, resulting in recommendations for increased regulation and transparency.
The central question here is whether Coles and Woolworths wield too much power in the Australian market, potentially stifling competition and limiting choices for consumers.
With the New Zealand example as a cautionary tale, many are wondering if this inquiry will result in meaningful changes to the Australian grocery landscape.
Elon Musk: Nikki Haley’s ‘campaign is dead’
Elon Musk has thrown a verbal jab at former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, declaring her political campaign as “dead” on X.
The unexpected comment from the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has ignited a new wave of discussion within the political sphere, leaving many wondering about the implications for Haley’s political future.
In a tweet that garnered significant attention, Musk criticized Haley’s recent policy stance, writing, “Nikki Haley’s campaign is dead on arrival if she continues to ignore the urgency of climate change.
We need leaders who prioritize the planet’s future.” The tech mogul’s remarks come as Haley, a prominent Republican figure, has been exploring the possibility of running for president in the upcoming election cycle.
Musk’s statement has reignited the debate over climate change within the Republican Party, with many conservatives emphasizing economic interests over environmental concerns.
This raises questions about whether Musk’s endorsement or critique could influence the GOP’s stance on climate issues and potentially impact the 2024 presidential race.
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