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    WHARTON, Texas -- When you stop by Evelyn's Soul Food in Wharton, Texas, you better bring your appetite! This must-try spot is known for heavy portions of its stick-to-your-ribs comfort food, from oxtails to smothered pork chops, yams, and mustard greens!Owner Evelyn Lidell works alongside her daughters and granddaughters in the kitchen, serving up the down-home southern recipes that have been in their family for generations. They know the recipes so well, they never even need to measure."In soul food, we don't measure anything. We just season. If they say no flavor, they're not talking about Evelyn's Soul Food, they're talking about somebody else!" jokes Evelyn.
    A Bengal tiger is breaking records for its 3,000-kilometer pussy prowl in western India. Officials say it is the longest walk — probably in search of prey, territory or a mate — by a tiger ever recorded in the country’s history. Now, the 3-year-old big cat, affectionately dubbed Walker, is looking to “settle down” for some sexy times at the exclusive Dnyanganga sanctuary, where he will enjoy alpha status as the only male tiger at the park. “He has no territorial issues. And he has adequate prey,” said Nitin Kakodkar, a Maharashtra state forest official. He told the BBC that wildlife experts are considering introducing a female into the area, a move Kakodkar characterized as “quite unprecedented.” “For one, it is not a big sanctuary. It is surrounded by farms and degraded forests. Also, if Walker breeds here, there will be pressure on prey and the new-born tigers will...
    A Bengal tiger is breaking records for its 3,000-kilometer pussy prowl in western India. Officials say it is the longest walk by a tiger ever recorded in the country’s history. Now, the big cat, affectionately dubbed Walker, is looking to “settle down” for some sexy times at the spacious Dnyanganga sanctuary, where he will enjoy alpha status as the only male tiger at the park. “He has no territorial issues. And he has adequate prey,” said Nitin Kakodkar, a Maharashtra state forest official. He told the BBC that wildlife experts are considering bringing a female into the area, a move Kakodkar characterized as “quite unprecedented.” “For one, it is not a big sanctuary. It is surrounded by farms and degraded forests. Also, if Walker breeds here, there will be pressure on prey and the new-born tigers will try to disperse,” he said. Walker had been outfitted with a tracking collar in...
    Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) on Wednesday warned that “so much is at stake” in the January 5 Georgia Senate runoff elections as she and fellow incumbent Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) look to fend off Democratic candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. Loeffler said on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” that she and Perdue are “the firewall against socialism in this country.” She argued that if the GOP loses control of the Senate, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) would abolish the filibuster, pack the court and “implement a dramatic tax increase.” “Well, obviously everything’s on the line. We’re the firewall against socialism in this country,” Loeffler asserted. “And Chuck Schumer said, ‘Now we take Georgia, then we change America,’ and that’s exactly what he means. We know he would abolish the filibuster, he’d pack the court, he’d implement a dramatic tax increase on all hard-working families across America, and he has...
    Former first lady Michelle Obama on Monday appeared to urge Trump administration officials and Republican lawmakers to accept corporate media’s declaration that former Vice President Joe Biden has won the 2020 presidential election. In an Instagram post, Obama blasted what she described as “groundless conspiracy theories” regarding the election and called for a “smooth transition of power” from President Donald Trump to Biden. “Our love of country requires us to respect the results of an election even when we don’t like them or wish it had gone differently—the presidency doesn’t belong to any one individual or any one party,” Obama wrote. “To pretend that it does, to play along with these groundless conspiracy theories—whether for personal or political gain—is to put our country’s health and security in danger. This isn’t a game,” she added. Last week, the Associated Press, Fox News, and other corporate news networks crowned Biden the winner of...
    Former First Lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObama describes wife Michelle's resistance to presidential ambitions USAID's mission is too important to politicize and obstruct Obama throws cold water on a Biden cabinet post: 'Michelle would leave me' MORE on Monday criticized "groundless conspiracy theories" about the election and urged a "smooth transition of power" to the next president. "Our love of country requires us to respect the results of an election even when we don’t like them or wish it had gone differently—the presidency doesn’t belong to any one individual or any one party," Obama wrote on Instagram. "To pretend that it does, to play along with these groundless conspiracy theories—whether for personal or political gain—is to put our country’s health and security in danger. This isn’t a game."    View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) The post follows the Associated Press declaring Joe BidenJoe BidenObama: US...
    It’s stunning to me how much impact the word “socialism” had on the 2020 election. You would think America was on the verge of becoming Venezuela. We are not. Yet socialism is one of those loaded words that when you throw it around out of context, it scares the hell out of people. When you read about it in other countries like in Europe or Canada, though, it is not that scary. What I find interesting and frankly alarming is that while tens of millions of our fellow Americans fear socialism, they somehow cannot see the authoritarianism of Donald Trump. A man who in real time has undermined our free democratic elections. Who refuses to concede he lost the election. Who attacks our intelligence agencies and public health officials. Who has fired military and homeland security personnel. And who has called for militias to “liberate” states from federalism. Yet rail...
    Lincoln Project founder Steve Schmidt on Thursday reacted to the “outrageous situation” that is President Donald Trump not conceding the 2020 presidential election results. The Trump campaign is currently engaged in legal battles in multiple states due to claims of voter fraud. During “MSNBC Live,” Schmidt said Trump’s refusal to concede the “fair election” immediately “is a coup of sorts.” “Donald Trump intends to keep his grip on the Republican Party, and Republicans are going to have to figure out how to deal with it,” Schmidt told host Stephanie Ruhle. “He’s going to continue to tweet. He’s going to continue to drive the information flow across the vast propaganda networks that have supported and surrounded him. He’ll be a tremendously pernicious force in this country for a long time to come.” “I mean, Stephanie, it … definitely feels more like ‘Moon over Parador,’ the movie, than it does a real...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — On this Veteran’s Day, this veteran has a mission: To make life easier for men and women who’ve given so much to their country. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports on one man’s inspiring story. Jeff Emrich told us his company’s mission is simple: to do for clients what they no longer do for themselves. Some of those clients are his fellow veterans, brave rave men and women who now needed a helping hand. For Jeff Emrich, military service is in the blood. “My father and grandfather were both in WW2 and WWI. So I’m, I guess I’m a legacy of sorts,” he said. Emrich served in the Navy in the early 1970s. Now nearly 50 years later, service is still his life’s work. “They get to a stage in life when they get, you know, something like Parkinson’s, or dementia,” Emrich said. “You know those things that catch...
    Photo credit: Olivier Douliery, AFP/Getty Images. President Donald Trump’s media campaign to contest an election that he lost with no evidence of notable voter fraud took another weird turn on Wednesday. In an almost context-free video posted to Twitter, Trump seemed to imply that a woman narrating — or “document[ing]” as she soberly put it — a video of two men collecting thousand of ballots was capturing something suspicious. Neither the woman in the video nor Trump offers any accompanying information about when or where the moment took place. In fact, the video took place in Los Angeles, the day after Election Day, as a Reuters fact check of the incident notes. Because the mail ballots were all deposited by Election Day, they were valid and counted, per L.A. County officials. As the video begins, an unseen woman approaches two men who are emptying what appears to be ballots from...
    President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden honor military veterans with a stop at the Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing on Veterans Day on Nov. 10, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While the 2020 exit polls have not yet been finalized, we can already say with certainty that Americans who have served in the military shifted their political preferences dramatically over the last four years. In 2016, voters who served in the armed forces supported Donald Trump by a wide 60-34 margin, but preliminary data from this year shows that this same group gave Trump a much narrower 54-44 edge. In all, that’s a 16-point swing—far wider than the national shift in the popular vote over the same timespan. The reasons for this surge are many. One preelection poll found, for instance, that active-duty service members took dim views of Trump’s dismissive approach to reports that the Russian government...
    Dan Froomkin November 11, 2020 3:00PM (UTC) This article was co-produced with Press Watch, a new website that monitors and critiques American political coverage. Please consider supporting Press Watch by making a donation. Our top political reporters must be exhausted. I suggest they take some time off — like a year or two. They are the worst people in the world to be setting the tone for a new presidency at a time of unparalleled challenges. What the country needs now is a clean-slate, expertise-respecting, evidence-based, thoroughgoing examination of the policies required to address the pandemic, the crashed economy, climate change, systemic racism, crippling health care costs and our collapsing infrastructure — just for starters. : But political reporters hate writing about policy, because that demands actual knowledge of the subject matter. They also think it's boring, that readers don't care about it, and that it can come dangerously close...
    Kim Jong Un has threatened North Koreans with punishment if they waste food as the country struggles to feed its population following this year's floods. 'Strong legal punishment' awaits those who fail to protect the socialist economy and the welfare of their comrades by wasting food, a new directive from the Central Committee of the Korean Workers' Party says. It comes after three consecutive typhoons in August in September that destroyed farmland and crops, as well as the savage economic impact of the coronavirus crisis and biting economic sanctions. China has already this year donated vast stockpiles of crops and 550,000 tons of fertiliser to its poverty-stricken neighbour – considered humanitarian aid and not subject to sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council.  North Korean farmers work in the fields near Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, on April 15, 2017 'At the beginning of this month,...
    In spite of some fairly serious challenges that we now face, we live in a great country that is going through some exciting times. We have freedom to live as we choose (within reason). We enjoy the fruits of tremendous technological advancements that have made human life better and less filled with physical misery. We have peace and prosperity and don't live under the thumb of an oppressive dictator. And we are aware that all of that is due, in large part, to the men and women who have served in the armed forces and helped to keep this country safe from external threats. They have helped to keep this country free not only because no one would dare to invade a country possessed of our military, but also because the strength of our armed forces allows us to feel secure in a more deliberative form of government than...
    I KNOW what it is like to struggle with weight. After my parents divorced when I was 12, I blamed myself, thinking I was somehow responsible. 7Sarah Ferguson reveals she found consolation in sausages and egg mayonnaise sandwiches after her parents divorcedCredit: Rex Features I started comfort eating at boarding school and I’d pile on the pounds, only to take great pains to lose them — then I would put them on again. I found consolation in sausages and egg mayonnaise sandwiches. It was a pattern that continued into my adult life. When my husband was away at sea, the more upset I became at his absence the more I would eat and grow. My friend had become food and every time things got difficult I found my fix. The media cruelly dubbed me the “Duchess of Pork”, which made things worse, and my weight ballooned. I...
    Spanish National Team The Balearic Islands can play for Spain again after 20 months Asensio, smiling, in yesterday’s training session for the national team. RFEF Marco Asensio said goodbye to the Spanish team with 3-0 a Sweden at the Bernabu on June 10, 2019. 17 months have passed and a serious knee injury. Tomorrow he can play with the national team again. The frame, the Johan Cruyff ArenA, where he scored with Madrid. Before, he has taken the floor in the press room. Sensations: “They are good, this is very long. Every time I look better. It is a matter of work to get to the point that I want and that I am sure will appear.” Percentage: “I can’t say exactly, You have to be patient, I know that the path is the right one. Every time we will see a better level.”...
    TikTok : TikTok, is there really a threat? 3:36 (. Business) –– Jaya Lall joined TikTok in early March with the idea of ​​doing a performance with music for a friend’s birthday. But the short video app took on new meaning for her three weeks later, when India went into lockdown from the coronavirus, forcing her to close the preschool she runs in the country’s capital New Delhi. Soon enough, she started posting up to nine videos a day of herself dancing or doing Hindi phonomics. It reached almost 8,000 followers in a matter of months. “I never thought I could sing or dance or make all these faces,” Lall told . Business. Then on June 29, India suddenly banned TikTok. The app, which is owned by a Chinese company, was one of dozens vetoed in the country days after a violent clash...
    Former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards was panned after saying she’s looking forward to the babies who will be born and named after presumed Vice President-elect Kamala Harris this year. “Excited for all the babies this year who will be named Kamala!” Richards tweeted on Sunday after most media outlets declared Joe Biden and Harris as the victors of the 2020 presidential election. Excited for all the babies this year who will be named Kamala! ????— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) November 8, 2020 The tweet earned pushback by some on Twitter, who described it as tone-deaf as Richards worked for the country’s largest abortion provider. “The babies - especially black babies - who survive to birth will be grateful for the opportunity…” Texas Rep. Chip Roy tweeted, which was echoed by others. The babies - especially black babies - who survive to birth will be grateful for...
    TikTokers are sharing their political views, including criticism of President Donald Trump, with Luke Bryan’s song “Country Girl (Shake it For Me).” The audio clip has been used on over 27,000 videos on TikTok.  Hide In one video that uses the song, TikTok user @paulitics1 wears a checkered collared shirt and chain with a dog tag. You might think he’s dressed like a stereotypical conservative, but he clears things up in his video. Hide “Some of y’all are confused abt my political views,” he wrote on the video. “So here they are…” He then declares, “Black Lives Matter,” “love is love,” “climate change is a major issue,” and “dump Trump.” He also uses the anti-police acronym “ACAB,” which stands for “all cops are bastards.” @paulitics1 #fyp #foryou #politics #OriginalMusic #ToMyBestFriend ♬ Country Girl Shake It For Me – malia potter Hide TikTok user @genevievelongbrake says that she just found...
    TikTok : People who had covid-19, months after its contagion, are still struggling with symptoms. Tropical Storm Sally would be a hurricane. New quarantine in Israel. This is what you need to know to start the day. First the truth. 1 Covid-19 symptoms that last for months Learn about the testimonies of people who had covid-19 and who months after its infection still struggle with notable symptoms such as shortness of breath and excessive fatigue, among others. Here’s what some preliminary research says about the ‘long carriers’ of the virus. So you wonder, does a patient really recover in a couple of weeks? 2 Microsoft’s offer for TikTok rejected Microsoft reported via a blog post that ByteDance will not sell TikTok’s operations in the United States to the company. Now TikTok and Oracle would become partners to execute a deal that meets the security...
    Former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg made yet another stellar appearance on Fox News Sunday. This time, Buttigieg talked to host Chris Wallace about what President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris plan to do for the United States, especially when it comes to the novel coronavirus pandemic, because, as we know, COVID-19 numbers are once again skyrocketing. Buttigieg also got real about the big decision Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will have to make in the coming months and the Georgia Senate special elections this January. Let’s check out the exchange below. Control of the Senate is on the line. Can you give $3 each to Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock? As my colleague, Hunter, noted, the Trump administration is not expected to make any major moves when it comes to handling the pandemic before Donald Trump leaves office in January. On the other hand, as we count...
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem condemned presumptive President-elect Joe Biden’s “premature” declaration of victory. “If Joe Biden really wants to unify this country, he should wait until we can ensure that we had a fair election,” Noem wrote on Twitter, after her appearance on This Week with George Stephanopoulos. If Joe Biden really wants to unify this country, he should wait until we can ensure that we had a fair election.— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) November 8, 2020 When asked Sunday if she would be willing to work with Biden to reduce COVID-19 rates in her state, Noem called it a premature conversation because ballot canvassing has not been completed. “This is a premature conversation because we have not finished counting votes. There are states that have not been called, and back in 2000, Al Gore was given his day in court,” she said on...
    House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., said on Sunday that President Trump should concede the 2020 presidential election because "democracy is teetering." "Trump should concede, but I think the Republican Party has a responsibility here," Clyburn told CNN's "State of the Union." "This country is bigger than any one person. This democracy is teetering. ... We are in a very dire set of consequences here, and we had better get hold of ourselves and this country and stop catering to whims of one person." CLYBURN SAYS 'VOTER SUPPRESSION' IS ONLY WAY BIDEN CAN LOSE, CLAIMS TO HAVE HAD 'COMPLAINTS ALL DAY' Clyburn seemed to allege that Trump is a puppet of Russian President Vladimir Putin. "We have been the envy of the world, but we have also received a lot of disdain from places around the world," Clyburn said. "So I don't understand how the Republicans can allow Putin to dictate the fortunes of...
    If you look at the country using a typical election map, it looks a lot redder than it does blue, even though Democrat Joe Biden won the White House. That’s because those maps generally assign one of those colors per state, based on the total vote. But huge swaths of the country have little population, making it appear that the vast majority of the U.S. votes Republican, when in fact, the nation was nearly evenly divided this year — with Biden sitting at around 74.5 million votes and President Trump at 70.3 million as of Saturday evening. A different map of the 2020 election shows that when you visualize the vote by population, you get a completely different picture. Using different colored and sized dots to reflect the vote across the country, Karim Douieb of data science company Jetpack.AI made a map that provides a clearer look at how votes from...
    Chuck Barney’s TV and streaming picks for Nov. 8-14 DON’T MISS: “The 54th Annual CMA Awards” — Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker are our hosts for what is touted as “country music’s biggest night.” Organizers say the event at Nashville’s Music City Center marks the first time this year that the genre’s top stars will come together — safely, and socially distanced — in a single venue. The impressive performer list features, among others, Gabby Barrett, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBride, Maren Morris, Charlie Puth and Rascal Flatts. Among the night’s highlights: Charley Pride will be honored with the lifetime achievement award. (8 p.m. Wednesday, ABC). Other bets: SUNDAY: In the Season 12 premiere of “NCIS: Los Angeles,” Callen and Sam race to track down a Russian bomber that has gone missing while flying over U.S. soil. The Season 7 opener of...
    If you look at the country using a typical election map, it looks a lot redder than it does blue, even though Democrat Joe Biden won the White House. That’s because those maps generally assign one of those colors per state, based on the total vote. But huge swaths of the country have little population, making it appear that the vast majority of the U.S. votes Republican, when in fact, the nation was nearly evenly divided this year — with Biden sitting at around 74.5 million votes and President Trump at 70.3 million as of Saturday evening. A different map of the 2020 election shows that when you visualize the vote by population, you get a completely different picture. Using different colored and sized dots to reflect the vote across the country, Karim Douieb of data science company Jetpack.AI made a map that provides a clearer look at how votes...
    'My fellow Americans, the people of this nation have spoken. They have delivered us a clear victory. A convincing victory. A victory for 'We the People.' We have won with the most votes ever cast for a presidential ticket in the history of this nation — 74 million. I am humbled by the trust and confidence you have placed in me. I pledge to be a President who seeks not to divide, but to unify. Who doesn't see Red and Blue states, but a United States. And who will work with all my heart to win the confidence of the whole people. For that is what America is about: The people. President-elect Joe Biden addresses the nation from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware And that is what our Administration will be about. I sought this office to restore the soul of America. To rebuild the backbone of...
    MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace was awestruck as she reacted to President-elect Joe Biden’s 2020 victory speech. Wallace was on with Brian Williams to react to Biden’s address, and she began by remarking that the president-elect “was rewarded for a lifetime of service” as an American politician. I worked for people that disagreed with Joe Biden on policy, but I never met a person in all my years in politics who didn’t think he had the country’s interests in mind in everything he did, in everything he does. You cannot look at these two families and not see a starkly different picture than the current First Family and whether that’s preferable or not is up for everyone else to make that assessment but this is the Biden family, the Harris family. This is a real American moment and it is a change. Wallace added that she was “so struck” by Biden’s...
    People participate in a protest in support of counting all votes in Pennsylvania. Political genius resides within communities of color. As the results of a narrowly won presidential election come into focus, and with them a fundamentally changed electoral map, it’s an inescapable fact that if the United States ever finds its way to a post-Trump, post-white supremacy era, it will be because Black, brown, and Indigenous people delivered ourselves there through organizing, discipline, and strategic brilliance. The results speak for themselves. In familiar swing states like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, organizers focused the power of overwhelmingly Black voters in Detroit, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and the suburbs. Their unambiguous rejection of all Trump represents turned the tide for Democrats. And even as the votes were slowly being tallied up, our people didn’t stand down, powerfully and joyfully counterprotesting the shameful “Stop the Count” demonstrators so that the critical work of...
    The mood outside the Philadelphia counting centre was ebullient, with balloons, banners and music blasting out and scores of young people dancing in the street.  Joe Biden had just taken the lead in their state of Pennsylvania's vote. Beside me, two men were laughing at a small crowd of Trump supporters penned in behind a line of police.  'I'm enjoying seeing them upset and sad,' admitted Dontaa McGlone, a 32-year-old banker and Biden voter.  'It's been a rough four years, especially with all the racist stuff. Now they've been beaten in a fair fight.' The mood outside the Philadelphia counting centre was ebullient, with balloons, banners and music blasting out and scores of young people dancing in the street (people celebrate once the election is called, pictured)  'We can pull together again,' added McGlone, before saying with a smile: 'Tomorrow, we can start the healing – but today I'm...
    Joe Biden's projected election as the 46th president of the United States is “not a partisan moment,” but a patriotic one, Fox News contributor and former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile said Saturday. Earlier Saturday, the Fox News Decision Desk projected that the Democratic nominee will win the state of Nevada and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, giving the former vice president the electoral votes he needs to win the White House. “I’m deeply happy, gratified, rejoicing, but I’m also well aware that this country, we still have huge divisions. I think," Brazile told Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum on Fox News' "Democracy 2020" special. "If there is a mandate out of any of this, it’s a mandate to unify our country, to bring the American people together." ELECTION 2020 LIVE UPDATES: FOX NEWS PROJECTS BIDEN WINS PRESIDENCY VideoBrazile added that she knows Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris very well and...
    Former acting DNC chair Donna Brazile teared up on Fox News Saturday reacting to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris‘ historic election victory. “I’m deeply happy, gratified, I’m rejoicing,” she said. “But I’m also well aware that the country, we still have huge divisions. I think if there’s a mandate out of any of this, it’s a mandate to unify our country, to bring the American people together and I know Joe Biden very, very well. I know Kamala Harris extremely well. And I do believe that they will uphold that position that they want to redeem the soul, bring the country together, heal these divisions.” After Fox played the video of Harris on the phone with Biden reacting to their win, Brazile started to cry and said, “It’s been a long time coming.” “I thought about my mom and my grandmother this morning. They didn’t have the right to...
    The Greek government mandated quarantine measures set to take effect on Saturday for the second time in 2020 as health officials in the country struggle to contain a new outbreak of COVID-19. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he was required to act as health centers reel from an uptick in cases that threaten to make conditions “unbearable” unless the tide is turned against the spread of the disease. "We must stop this wave," Mitsotakis said. “I’ve chosen to take drastic measures sooner rather than later." The Greek government, which mandated quarantine measures in the spring along with hundreds of other countries around the world, recorded 2,646 new cases of the highly contagious virus and 18 deaths on Wednesday, marking a single-day record for the European nation. Supermarkets will remain open, but shops are required to close, and restaurants will only be allowed to operate on a delivery-service...
    Dolly Parton Still Uses This Surprising Method to Message People Mariah Carey Shares Stunning Throwback Performance of ‘I’ll Be There’ The place where we put this country back on track: How Joe Biden turned Georgia purple SAVANNAH, Georgia —  One week before the 2020 election, Joe Biden made a campaign stop in Georgia. Obama tells Georgia you have the power to change America USA TODAY See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Nevada voter explains why she is curing her ballot CNN Biden close to victory as Trump vows fight Reuters Child airlifted to safety after It leaves swathes of Honduras underwater Reuters Teddy the Macedonian bear is moved to a park in Bulgaria AFP Supreme Court May Not Be A Lifeline For Trump Like It Was For Bush Newsy Election law...
    MSNBC’s Steve Schmidt said Friday that he views Fox News host Tucker Carlson as the frontrunner for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination in 2024. “Look, we have almost 48 percent of this country that’s voted for a statist, authoritarian movement with fascistic markers that’s hostile to American democracy, to the rule of law — that venerates an individual, that’s a cult of personality,” Schmidt, who advised McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, said in an afternoon segment with MSNBC host Brian Williams.  “I think that Tucker Carlson is the frontrunner for the Republican nomination in 2024,” he added. “What you are going to see is every Republican candidate will kowtow to the conspiracy that Trump was stabbed in the back by unseen malicious forces of the deep state, that the election was stolen, that it’s illegitimate forever.” Carlson’s primetime Fox News show in October broke a record to become the highest-rated...
    The results of the 2020 election are still slowly coming in, but since President Trump is trailing former Vice President and Democratic challenger Joe Biden in electoral votes, protests have popped up in key battleground states, with people claiming there are fraudulent votes. Cities like Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Las Vegas have all seen pro-Trump protesters arrive outside of ballot centers, demanding that counting of votes be stopped (or in Arizona’s case, the vote to keep on going.) Here is what these protests look like across the country.Frustrated Trump supporters gather for a demonstration outside the TCF Center on Nov. 6, 2020 in Detroit. Three days after the U.S. presidential election, Democratic nominee Joe Biden's vote count continued to grow nationwide as protesters staged demonstrations outside vote-counting centers. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Trump supporters gather for a demonstration outside the TCF Center on Nov. 6, 2020...
    House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said Thursday on MSNBC that former Vice President Joe Biden will win the presidential election with over 72 million votes, which is a “mandate” to “change the direction of this country.” Clyburn said, “I’m convinced when it’s all said and done Joe Biden will be the president-elect and we do know that he’s got over 72 million votes. That’s a mandate to me to change the direction of this country. So the House is still in our hands, not with the numbers we hoped, but we’ll come back in two years and take care of that as well.” When asked to name who he would like to see serve in a Biden cabinet, Clyburn said, “Cedric Richmond. I won’t say any others.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
    Fox News’ Tucker Carlson had a lot of claims to make while opening his Thursday night show in the midst of America’s efforts to determine the final results of the 2020 election. The show naturally began with the disputes over the election count, specifically with Carlson comparing the current state of the country to what it saw during the 2000 Bush v. Gore Florida recount fight. After hailing the how the country was able to get through that period, Carlson moved on to say times have changed since then, and “it is entirely possible now, and someday soon, that the news media will decide to shut this election down. Believe it or not, effectively, they have the power to do that.” From there, Carlson outlined a scenario where Trump’s supporters would not accept the Pennsylvania election results until every every credible election fraud allegation was looked into. “Not all the claims...
    Four years ago, the morning after election day, I climbed into an elevator in Sacramento a little hungover from alcohol and from absorbing the news that Donald Trump — as I had suspected — would be our next president. A woman I had never met dashed in just as the doors were closing and suddenly burst into tears. “I can’t believe he won!” she wailed, awkwardly reaching out for a hug. “How is this even possible?” All I could do was pat her back and mumble, “It’s OK,” even though I knew that it wouldn’t be. A majority of Californians believed then, as they did right up until election day this year, that Americans wouldn’t vote for a man who began his campaign by calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. As it turns out, more than 4 million people voted for him in California alone in 2016. And while...
    Christian evangelist Rev. Franklin Graham asked his followers Wednesday morning to “continue to pray for our nation and this election.” Graham, who has been a supporter of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, posted to Facebook: Many fear that some are trying to steal the election, so join me in praying that the will of God would be done. Pray that the enemies of God would be quieted and that all their plans would be put to nothing. On Tuesday, Graham encouraged Americans to “pray before you vote.” He noted that the United States “is an imperfect country that worked through its failures to become strong and a beacon of light.” “No other country has brought more freedom and prosperity to so many people from around the world than the United States of America,” he asserted. “As Lee Greenwood would say—God bless the U.S.A.!
    A 99-year-old man who was born to a sharecropper on a Louisiana plantation felt proud to cast his ballot Olive Garden Is Opening Its First Location in This State Column: Stop pretending anything about this election is normal It’s election day 2020 and I am here to point out the obvious: © (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times) Workmen build a plywood wall at the storefront of a complex of jewelry stores in downtown Los Angeles ahead of an anxious election day. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times) No matter what happens next, this is not normal. Every presidential election crackles with tension, or it should. It is important who leads the United States of America and there are always big differences in how each candidate and his or her supporters believe this should be done. What policies will benefit the economy; what role the federal government should play in people’s everyday lives;...
    Peaceful transitions of power throughout the history of the United States of America has ensured the stability of the nation. But, this year, businesses are boarding up across the country in expectation of possible Election Day unrest.
    Former Vice President Joe Biden delivered his closing remarks of the 2020 election campaign on Monday, promising that, if elected to the White House, he would work “to heal this country.” Biden, who announced his campaign in Pennsvaylnia last April, told supporters at a drive-in rally in Pittsburgh that he chose the state for his final public appearance before Election Day because its residents “represent the backbone of this country.” “We’ve been through a lot in this country since we announced. America is facing a confluence of crises, unlike anything in living memory,” the former vice president said. “We’re still in the battle for the soul of America.” Arguing that “decent, honor, and respect,” had eroded since President Donald Trump took office four years ago, Biden told the crowd in attendance that “tomorrow is the beginning of a new day.” “Tomorrow, we can put an end to a presidency that...
    Monday, Tucker Carlson opened his Election Eve program questioning why the mainstream press and others had not recognized the big crowds that President Donald Trump was drawing in the 2020 election campaign’s closing stages had a meaning. Carlson showed a photograph from Saturday’s rally in Butler, PA, and concluded that his appeal was, in part, a rejection of the so-called ruling class. “Whatever Donald Trump faults, he is better than the rest of the people in charge,” Carlson said. “At least he doesn’t hate them for their weakness. Donald Trump, in other words, is and has always been a living indictment of the people who run this country. That was true four years ago when Trump came out of nowhere to win the presidency. And every bit as true right now, maybe even more true than it’s ever been. And it will remain true regardless of whether Donald Trump wins...
    Australia cuts rates to historic lows, expands bond-buying scheme Daniel Jones’ star fading quickly as New York Giants seek answers I Can't Believe This Social Security Bonus Was So Easy Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Getty / Jim Watson Lady Gaga Passionately Urges People to "Vote Like This Country Depends on It" at Biden Rally Lady Gaga is making one final, powerful plea to voters to cast their ballots for Joe Biden. On the eve of Election Day on Nov. 2, the singer campaigned for the former vice president in Pittsburgh. Before diving into her musical performance, she delivered an impassioned speech to voters at the drive-in rally, urging them to "be willing to do whatever it takes to stand up for what [they] believe in." "Now is the time to show up...
    Photo credit: Alex Wong, Getty Images. Dr. Deborah Birx issued an internal report on Monday that took the White House to task for failing to take “much more aggressive action” as the country suffers from a massive resurgence in the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Washington Post, Birx, one of president’s key Covid-19 task force advisers repeatedly contradicted the president’s campaign “rounding the turn” narrative about the outbreak. Birx has increasingly become a dissenting voice inside a Trump White House that now primarily listens to the counsel of Dr. Scott Atlas — who is not a epidemiologist — for advice, refusing to participate in meetings with him, calling for his removal from the task force, and offering stark warnings about the resurgence of Covid-19 even as both Atlas and the president repeatedly downplay the threat. Over the past weekend, however, the country broke record with nearly 100,000 new daily cases and the...
    David Letterman is hoping for a Donald Trump loss on Election Day, and the legendary late night host believes the entire country would share the sentiment. Letterman opened up about the upcoming election in an interview with Vulture, saying he believes the president is in line for a big loss on Tuesday. He added that he has grown more confident in the idea of Trump losing, even more so than the last time around when the Republican candidate defied polling and predictions to defeat Hillary Clinton and move into the White House. “I believe he will lose it big, and it will be a relief to every living being in this country, whether they realize it now or not,” Letterman said. “It certainly will be a relief to me and my family, and I think generally the population. I’m more confident now than I was then, and I was pretty...
    Adam Schultz/Biden for President via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Joe Biden is ahead in the national polls by about ten points or so. But we’re sophisticated people around here and we know that doesn’t matter. Only the Electoral College matters. And because we’re really sophisticated political consumers, we also know that the Electoral College all boils down to Pennsylvania. As the Keystone State goes, so goes the nation. So how are things going there? Here are the final poll averages before Election Day: Economist: Biden +6 538: Biden +5.1 New York Times: Biden +6 This is what the Washington Post calls a “slight” lead, but only because they don’t really understand how margin of error works. For the rest of us, this is a pretty substantial lead indeed. It’s not literally impossible for the...
    Amanda Knox has compared her wrongful murder conviction over the death of Meredith Kercher to the challenges of the pandemic and unrest in 2020.  In an op-ed for Forge the former exchange student said the current climate in the US is 'disorienting, sickening' and 'deeply familiar'. An Italian appeals court acquitted her in 2011 in the slaying of her British roommate Meredith. Knox’s 2011 acquittal was part of a long legal process that saw multiple flip-flop rulings before she was definitively acquitted in 2015 by Italy’s highest court. Knox wrote last week: 'I feel perpetually lost. This year, the rest of the country has joined me. All at once, so many of us are having to figure out how to make the best of a s***y situation that none of us foresaw.' Amanda Knox has compared her wrongful murder conviction over the death of Meredith Kercher to the challenges of the...
    I’m a third-generation Republican officeholder and proud of it. I served in the U.S. Congress for five terms; I was elected vice chairwoman of the Republican Conference; and I delivered the keynote address at the 1996 Republican National Convention. And I’m here to tell you why I’m voting for Joe Biden.  The COVID-19 pandemic has killed over 222,000 Americans, infected over 8 million fellow citizens, and decimated our economy. Yet, President Trump continues to deny the seriousness of COVID-19. He knowingly and willfully lied to us at the beginning of this crisis, and he continues to do so now as he claims we are “rounding the corner.” He has no plan to effectively contain the virus. He dismisses our public health experts and scientists as “idiots.” And even after hosting a super spreader event at the White House, he tells us we shouldn’t let it control our lives. DR. MARC SIEGEL: BIDEN'S CORONAVIRUS PLAN –...
    Legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre has voiced his support for Donald Trump's re-election, citing the President's support for the first and second amendment, as well as police and military.  'My Vote is for what makes this country great, freedom of speech & religion, [second amendment], hard working (sic) tax paying (sic) citizens, police & military,' Favre wrote on Twitter. 'In this election, we have freedom of choice, which all should respect. For me & these principles, my Vote is for @RealDonaldTrump.'  Favre, a native and current resident of staunchly conservative Mississippi, recently addressed Trump via satellite, during an episode of Sinclair Broadcast Group's 'America This Week,' saying that sports television ratings are down because fans are tired of athletes' political messaging. 'The NBA and the NFL are struggling with lower ratings, as fans clearly do not want political messaging mixed with their...
    Brett Favre, legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback, announced his endorsement of President Donald Trump on Friday. Favre — who lives in the swing state of Wisconsin — could boost the president's performance on Tuesday. What are the details? In a Friday tweet, Favre wrote, "My Vote is for what makes this country great, freedom of speech & religion, 2nd Amnd, hard working tax paying citizens, police & military. In this election, we have freedom of choice, which all should respect. For me & these principles, my Vote is for @realDonaldTrump." My Vote is for what makes this country great, freedom of speech & religion, 2nd Amnd, hard working tax paying citiz… https://t.co/KGP4E931dn — Brett Favre (@Brett Favre)1604061105.0 During a town hall-style event that took place last week on Sinclair's "America This Week with Eric Bolling" the former quarterback — who appeared virtually — asked the...
    NFL legend Brett Favre has endorsed President Donald Trump for four more years. The Super Bowl champion and retired Green Bay Packers gunslinger tweeted his endorsement for Trump Friday morning and wrote, “My Vote is for what makes this country great, freedom of speech & religion, 2nd Amnd, hard working tax paying citizens, police & military. In this election, we have freedom of choice, which all should respect. For me & these principles, my Vote is for @RealDonaldTrump.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) My Vote is for what makes this country great, freedom of speech & religion, 2nd Amnd, hard working tax paying citizens, police & military. In this election, we have freedom of choice, which all should respect. For me & these principles, my Vote is for @RealDonaldTrump. #Vote ☑️???????? — Brett Favre (@BrettFavre) October 30, 2020 It’s not a surprise...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden told a drive-in rally in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday evening that Democrats were about to change America “for generations to come.” “Five days left. Five days,” he said, before adding moments later: “I believe when you use your power, the power of the vote, we literally are going to change the course of this country for generations to come.” His promise, coming five days before Election Day, is reminiscent of a similar pledge made by then-Senator Barack Obama five days before the election in 2008 (emphasis added): Now, Mizzou, I just have two words for you tonight: five days. Five days. After decades of broken politics in Washington, and eight years of failed policies from George W. Bush, and 21 months of a campaign that’s taken us from the rocky coast of Maine to the sunshine of California, we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United...
    Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) said Thursday on ABC’s “The View” that President Donald Trump was responsible for “every death” in the country from the coronavirus pandemic. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, “Coronavirus is now the third leading cause of death in America, and you say, and rightfully so I think, but I’m going to ask you, you’re holding you-know-who responsible for every death in New York from COVID. I’m going to say to you. Why?” Cuomo said, “I’m holding you-know-who responsible for every death in this country. First, Whoopi, because he lied about it. He lied about it from day one. They had that memo in January from a person named Peter Navarro saying millions are going to die. They lied about it, and they knew that millions were going to get infected and that hundreds of thousands were going to die. That’s the first reason. The Old Book says, don’t...
    Madison Summers October 29, 2020 0 Comments Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is not mincing words on how he feels regarding President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The Democratic governor declared during Thursday’s “The View” interview that he believes Trump is “responsible for every death in this country” from coronavirus. “He lied about it, he lied about it from day one,” Cuomo continued, noting a memo in January by Trump’s top trade adviser Peter Navarro that said the National Security Council warned millions of Americans could die from COVID-19. Cuomo also claimed the Trump administration was “totally incompetent in what they did” regarding the pandemic. See Cuomo’s remarks below: New York Gov. Cuomo says he holds Pres. Trump “responsible for every death in this country” from COVID-19 because the admin “lied” and was “totally incompetent” in their response: “110,000 people more are going to die because...
    At 26, Lauren Ethredge is already well known in the Republican party politics of East Texas, often considered the westernmost part of the Deep South. She's from Tyler, the largest and most sprawling city in the region, and is the president of her county's Young Republican club.  When I met her in October, she was wearing a Reagan-Bush '84 T-shirt, a gift from her sister and from a presidential era a decade before she was even born. She was going door to door to turn out the Republican vote, not only for President Trump but local races as well. Ethredge is firm on her beliefs: She's a person of faith and in favor of restricting abortion rights. At a local shooting range, she explained the importance of the Second Amendment for ensuring she and other women have access to guns to protect themselves. Mr. Trump's tax cuts, she said, are...
    The Trafalgar Group was one of the only pollsters in the country to predict President Donald Trump’s 2016 wins in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Four years later, it is one of only two major polls in the country that has Trump up against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden nationally. Here’s why.
              Live from Virginia Tuesday morning on The John Fredericks Show –  live weekdays on WNTW AM 820/ FM 92.7 – Richmond, WJFN FM 100.5 – Central Virginia, WMPH AM 1010 / FM 100.1 / FM 96.9 (7-9 PM) Hampton Roads, WBRG AM 1050 / FM 105.1 – Lynchburg/Roanoke and Live Weekdays 6-10 am and 24/7 Stream –  host Fredericks welcomed Trump Campaign Press Secretary Hogan Gidley to the show to weigh in on national polls, early voting, and Trump’s ground game. Fredericks: Joining us now Hogan Gidley. Hogan is the press secretary for Trump-Pence 2020. Hogan great to have you. Gidley: Hey great to be back. Thanks so much for the time Fredericks: Hogan everything moving in our direction. You know there’s an old saying you don’t want to peak too early. Biden did. You want to close at just the right time. Trump is. We...
    Former President Barack Obama spoke at a drive-in rally in Orlando, Florida, on behalf of Joe Biden (D) Tuesday and forcefully defended the Black Lives Matter protests that have taken place across the country — many of which have been dominated by looting and violence. “But Joe and Kamala, they care deeply about people, America, and they care about our democracy,” Obama told supporters before defending the protests. “They understand that protest is not un-American. This country was founded on protesting against injustice,” he declared, praising Americans of “all races” for “joining together to declare —  in the face of injustice and brutality at the hands of the state — that Black Lives Matter no more but no less.” “So that no child in this country should feel the continuing sting of racism,” he added. Obama told the group that they cannot abandon “all those young people who are out...
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leveled with his nation during a COVID-19 press briefing Tuesday, saying of the ongoing pandemic it “sucks, it really, really does.” Trudeau offered the candid assessment as coronavirus cases are rising in some parts of the country, leading to continued government measures meant to ease the bug’s spread, the CBC reported. “This sucks, it really, really does,” Trudeau said, according to the report. “Nobody wanted 2020 to be this way, but we do get to control how bad it gets by all of us doing our part.” Certain Canadian provinces — including Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec — are in the throes of an outbreak consisting of more cases than the first wave last Spring, according to CBC. The increase in COVID-19 patients around Toronto has contributed to some hospitals in the area nearing 100 percent capacity, the report said. Trudeau warned the...
    For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.I live in New York City and in August I requested an absentee ballot to vote in this election. It arrived in early September, but there was a problem: like thousands of other Brooklyn residents, mine had a printing error on the return envelope. By the time they sent out a new one, I had left the city to visit my family out West. I set up USPS forwarding but…it still isn’t here. I would very much like to vote in this election and have been scouring for ways to do it. (For instance, there is a Federal Write-In Absentee ballot but it’s only for Americans living outside the country; I am merely outside the state.) I’ve been scrambling to post offices and sending emails to election boards—I’ve asked the NYC BOE for...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Florida has been added to Chicago’s travel quarantine order, requiring people to self-quarantine for 14 days when arriving from states and territories seeing high COVID-19 case counts, and public health officials warned Michigan could be added to the list next week. Effective Friday, when Florida is added to the list, the quarantine order will include 31 states and Puerto Rico: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The list of states included in the order is updated every Tuesday to include states with more than 15 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 resident population, per day, over a 7-day rolling average; with additions to the list taking effect the following Friday, and removals from...
    A Wisconsin Republican candidate aimed to “set the record straight” on his opponents’ accusations of privilege during a Monday night debate, video shows. Rep. Mike Gallagher responded to criticisms from his opponent Democratic Wisconsin state Rep. Amanda Stuck in a televised debate, telling her that he is proud of his privilege to serve “the greatest country on earth.” “She has consistently suggested that I’m somehow privileged,” he said of Stuck. “And tonight, I want to set the record straight.” “I was privileged to grow up in Northeast Wisconsin, in a family that taught me we are all privileged to be Americans, citizens of the greatest country on Earth, but that we had a duty to serve,” he said. Gallagher described serving in the Marine Corps and in the United States Congress, calling each of these experiences a “privilege.” (RELATED: Biden: ‘Rushed And Unprecedented’ Confirmation Should Inspire Americans To Vote) “And...
    Maren Morris shared an impassioned video on social media endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden for president. “The Bones” singer explained her choice to vote for the Democratic nominee and “Democrats down the ticket” in Tennessee as part of the “I Will Vote” concert on Sunday. In the video titled “America,” Morris, 30, discussed her hope for a better future that values people regardless of race, sexuality, gender, status and other civil rights issues.  The country singer revealed she became increasingly passionate about politics after the birth of her son Hayes, 7 months, whom she shares with her husband Ryan Hurd. STARS WHO HAVE ENDORSED BIDEN FOR PRESIDENT Maren Morris endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. (John Shearer/Getty Images) “Coming from a Southern family with a conservative background, throughout my childhood I was always taught to treat people with respect and dignity, no matter...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSunday shows - Spotlight shifts to positive tests among Pence aides Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats must focus on winning White House for Biden The Memo: Five reasons why Trump could upset the odds MORE (D) said on Monday hit back at President TrumpDonald John TrumpFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE after he questioned her college education, saying "plenty of people without college degrees" would make better presidents. The New York progressive made the comments in response to the president’s remarks at a Lititz, Pa., rally Monday, in which he asked if Ocasio-Cortez “did go to college.” “I could say yes, but who cares?” she tweeted. “Plenty of people without college degrees could run this country better than Trump ever...
    One thing is certain if Joe Biden wins the election: There will be intractable pressure put on states to impose lockdown policies on the citizenry. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris keep promising to pressure the states to maintain strict mask mandates indefinitely. But unfortunately, those policies are already being promoted under this administration by Dr. Deborah Birx. The vexing question of the day is how — and why — she continues to pressure governors to impose failed policies that the president himself has already rejected. Every week, White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx picks a new state to terrorize with her panic pornography. While Dr. Fauci is the more notorious face of lockdown panic policies in the media, Birx is traveling the country demanding that states follow Joe Biden's policies. On Saturday, Birx visited local health officials in Rochester, Minnesota, to warn them of...
    ABC/Frank Ockenfels Dancing With the Stars contestant Nelly opened up about why he would never go on The Masked Singer. This season of Dancing With the Stars welcomed celebrities from all walks of life including award-winning R&B artist Nelly. Though he enjoys being on DWTS, Nelly recently opened up about which reality show he would never go on. Nelly has become one of the fan-favorite dancers on Dancing With the Stars, but the singer revealed to Billboard that he would never consider going on The Masked Singer, a singing reality show where contestants hide their identities until they’re voted off. One of the reasons he decided to compete on DWTS when asked was because it was a new challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic, he wasn’t doing anything and wanted to do something new. “I had been asked to go on different reality shows dealing with different things, and it’s like, ‘nah, nah’,” he told the outlet.Nelly Says...
    Dean Obeidallah October 24, 2020 11:00AM (UTC) It's history squared. Karine Jean-Pierre, Senator Kamala Harris' chief of staff, is making history while working on a campaign that is also making history. Jean-Pierre, a former Obama administration member, made history as the first Black woman to ever be named as chief of staff for a vice presidential campaign when she was tapped by Harris to serve in the position. And of course, Harris herself is the first Black woman to be the running mate on a major party's presidential ticket.  Jean-Pierre's job as chief of staff is to manage Harris' staff and help the senator navigate her campaign. But when I talked to Pierre on "Salon Talks" this week, one other part of her job comes through clearly: Getting people to vote for the Biden/Harris ticket. And for someone working non-stop on the campaign, she has a lot of energy, especially as...
    Far-left activist actor Mark Ruffalo — who ripped Ellen DeGeneres' call for "kindness" over her photo with former President George W. Bush and said his mother's illegal abortion helped shape his pro-choice views — was feeling that ol' virtue-signaling spirit again during the presidential debate Thursday. What happened?Seems Ruffalo was put off by a back-and-forth about illegal immigration and felt the need to educate all of us on the topic. Red State said the actor's since-deleted Twitter post read, "Unless you are Native American you are an immigrant in this country. FULL STOP. We all came from somewhere else. We are living on their ancestral land. We all came from somewhere else." Oh boy. As you might guess, Ruffalo's misguided declaration set off more than a few people: "African Americans are not immigrants," one commenter wrote. "We were enslaved and dragged here. Slavery is not immigration. You're too grown,...
    (CBS4) – Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and Gov. Jared Polis are urging people to avoid visiting Colorado’s high country this weekend. That’s because of the extreme wildfire activity and the winter storm that will be rolling in later in the weekend. “As firefighters work to contain multiple wildfires in Colorado’s high country, particularly in northern Colorado and most recently with evacuations in Grand County and Estes Park, motorists are urged to avoid traveling to the high country through this weekend (10/23-10/25). While colder weather and expected snow will help in firefighting efforts later this weekend, the fire dangers are expected to remain high,” CDOT wrote in an update on codot.org. (credit: CDOT) Transportation and safety officials said many of their crews are assisting with road closures due to the wildfires, and many employees will be out plowing snow later in the weekend. Having to...
    Poland is telling over-70s to stay at home and drafting in military reservists to help deliver food to their homes as the country tries to avoid a full-scale coronavirus lockdown, with the second wave continuing to grow rapidly across Europe.   Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki declared the entire country a 'red zone' today after total infections doubled in two weeks while deaths reached a record 168 on Thursday.  It comes as Europe's daily coronavirus cases crossed 200,000 in a day for the first time after doubling in just 10 days, with many countries setting records and governments torn between fighting the virus and keeping the economy alive.    With seven out of 10 deaths in Poland coming among over-70s, Morawiecki urged the elderly not to go out unless necessary and promised a 'senior support corps' to get them through the crisis.  The 'senior protection' programme will include a mixture of government employees, volunteers, emergency...
    Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event comes to CBS on Monday, October 26th at 9:00 PM ET/PT, celebrating the culture and contributions of Latinx Americans. Created by Henry Munoz, Essential Heroes will be hosted by Eva Longoria, Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan with special performances by PItbull, Luis Fonsi, Kelsea Ballerini and more. CBS‘ Matt Weiss spoke to Munoz ahead of Monday’s special to discuss how the idea for the show came about, working with the show’s three iconic hosts and the message he hopes to get across to a nationwide audience. MW: Hey Henry, nice to meet you today to discuss Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event coming up on Monday, October 26th. First of all as the creator and executive producer I’m curious to know what was the seed of this idea? What made you want to put this all together and bring it to life?  HM: The darkest days of COVID-19 and...
    College and pro football legend Herschel Walker is one of President Trump’s strongest supporters, a fact that was recently on display again as Walker asserted that the president “is not a racist” and that he is “the best guy to be the leader for this country.” Walker made the comments in an interview with Outkick the Coverage’s Clay Travis. “It’s sad, and that’s the reason why I got involved. I want America to know the truth. Donald Trump is not a racist,” Walker said. “It’s tough because we have become so political today, and the worst thing that you can say to someone today is that ‘he’s a racist.’ They take bits and parts of a speech and they try to make him a racist, and that’s what’s very, very sad to me and the reason I got involved.” The left has often accused the president of racism, despite the...
    (CNN)Carlos Garcia feared this moment would never come. And Justine Okello is feeling emotional about his chance to do something so many people around the world can't: vote. More immigrants who've become US citizens like them are eligible to vote in 2020 than ever before. And Georgia -- a battleground state in this election -- is where this group is growing the fastest, according to the Pew Research Center. CNN spoke this month with naturalized US citizens in Georgia as they prepared to cast ballots in a US presidential election for the first time. They told us why voting matters to them, and what issues they're weighing as they head to the polls. Their responses have been edited for length and clarity.Some of these immigrant voters have candidates they support. Others are still considering the options. All of them are ready for you to hear what they have to say.Read...
    (CNN)President Trump has repeatedly refused to commit to leave office peacefully if he loses the election. Instead he rails about voter fraud and a rigged election. His untruths and obstinacy are by now an old story, but they remain both dangerous to our democracy and maybe to our lives if the President continues on this path. Joe LockhartMany law enforcement and homeland security experts have raised the alarm about possible violence after a contested election. Nothing in the President's words or behavior suggests that he will be a calming force or will leave the White House without a fight, either in the courthouse or the streets. We all know, after four years of this, that it's a pretty good bet he will make a bad situation worse.I share many of these worries. But I'm not expecting the worst. Not because Trump will have an attack of conscience -- I don't...
    Jeff is like your big brother who steals all the Monopoly money. Good news everybody! Not everybody is being hurt by our global pandemic and economic crisis! In fact, one group of very special people, best known for making lots of money—usually for one silly thing like being wealthy enough to invest in PayPal—are making a killing! Billionaires! Business Insider reports that since March of this year, the American billionaires amongst us (who are we kidding? They are usually above us … frequently on private planes and such) were able to add $930.7 billion to their collective net worth. Hold on while I respect the flag and listen to the playing of the National Anthem by some public school kids who have had their school’s music program cut. These 644 people retain $3.88 trillion in wealth, almost double what the rest of us—165 million Americans—collectively have. U-S-A, U-S-A. Surprisingly, or not surprisingly at...
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    We're number one! And number two! And four and five! This week, U.S. News & World Report released its list of the "150 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2020-21," one of those rare listicle efforts that actually gets some respect. And this round, Colorado cities took four of the five top spots in the country. Boulder ranked first and Denver second; Colorado Springs came in fourth and Fort Collins fifth. The only city to stop a Colorado sweep was Austin, which placed third. In their Facebook comments on our story about Colorado's near sweep, some readers applauded...and some demanded a recount. Says Aby:  Don't spill the beans, we are still a best-kept secret. Love Colorado! Adds Alexis:  Please just stop putting these things out there. We are FULL. Notes Pat: We will be loved to death soon. Replies Sara Ann:...
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At a Kabul museum honoring Afghanistan’s war victims, talking to visitors reveals just how many layers and generations of pain and grief have piled up during four decades of unrelenting conflict. Fakhria Hayat recalled an attack that changed her family forever. It was 1995, and the Afghan capital was under siege, pounded by rockets fired by rival mujahedeen groups. Her world exploded: A rocket slammed into her yard, killing her brother and leaving her sister forever in a wheelchair. Danish Habibi was just a child in 2000 when the Taliban overran his village in Afghanistan’s serene Bamiyan Valley. His memories of those days are re-occurring nightmares. Men were forcibly separated from wives and children. Dozens were killed. Habibi’s father disappeared only to return a beaten, broken man, never able to work again. Habibi wonders how he will be able to accept peace with the Taliban. Reyhana...
    America comes first and it will never be a socialist country, a black Trump supporter told an anti-Trump activist outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on Thursday. “Are you a white nationalist? I’m a black nationalist because I love this country,” he told the man holding a “Trump/Pence Out Now!” sign. “This country comes first. America first. See, that’s the problem. We’re not gonna be a socialist country,” he added. When the activist said humanity, not America, should come first, the Trump supporter told him, “We have to unite this country first and then we can help others.” He then urged the activist to “wake up to what’s happening here, they want us to be divided,” adding that President Trump was not a racist. During a virtual radio rally with talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh on Friday, the president said of the left, “When we are beating them they...