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    Donald Trump has appealed directly to Facebook's 'supreme court' Oversight Board in a bid to rejoin the platform but a decision on whether to permanently ban the former president is expected to take at least two months.  Former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who is a co-chair of the 20-member Oversight Board, told the UK's Channel 4 News on Tuesday that the panel was currently looking over Trump's case.  She said that despite 'trying to do this case a little bit faster', a decision by the panel was not likely for another two and a half months.  The news outlet reported that Trump had made a direct appeal to the Oversight Board to have his ban overturned.  Trump had his Facebook and Instagram accounts suspended in the wake of the deadly riots at the US Capitol on January 6.  The social media giant last month said it was deferring the...
    (CNN)South Dakota is hoping to keep the newly revived July 4th celebration at Mount Rushmore going, and the state's governor is trying to get the message to President Joe Biden's nominee for Interior Secretary.During Tuesday's nomination hearing for Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland, Republican Sen. Roger Marshall of Kansas told Haaland that South Dakota Gov. -- and Donald Trump ally -- Kristi Noem reached out to him last night and said Haaland and President Joe Biden are invited to Mount Rushmore for the Fourth of July celebration.Fireworks at Mount Rushmore had been discontinued in 2009 due to concerns about wildfire hazards in forests adjacent to the monument. In May 2019, Noem announced that the state and Interior Department had struck a deal to allow fireworks at Mount Rushmore beginning with the 2020 Independence Day celebration, which then-President Trump attended and was considered a coronavirus super spreader event. Noem had said...
    South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem will hold a fundraiser on March 5 for her reelection campaign at former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach resort, Politico reported on Tuesday. The event for Noem, who is up for relelction in 2022, will be hosted by Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle at Mar-a-Lago. The fundraiser comes as leading Republicans debate how closely to tie the GOP to the former president. The event is also Trump Jr.’s first such fundraiser of the new election cycle and is an early indication of who he intends to anoint the former presidents next generation of backers. Noem has been mentioned as a future presidential candidate, but she and other potential 2024 contenders are waiting for Trump himself to declare his intentions. The South Dakota governor spoke at Trump’s July 4 event last year at Mount Rushmore. Financial disclosure forms made public last month showed that she gave Trump a...
    A former NYPD cop once assigned to guard City Hall and Gracie Mansion was arrested for allegedly beating a police officer with a pole at the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, prosecutors and police sources said Tuesday. Thomas Webster, 54, a 20-year NYPD veteran who also served in the Marine Corps, turned himself into the FBI Monday in Hudson Valley and made an initial court appearance in White Plains federal court Tuesday. At the hearing, Assistant US Attorney Ben Gianforti said Webster was captured on video beating a cop with a flag pole during the uprising at the Capitol building that day. Webster, who was seething in rage, was calling the police officer a “f—king piece of s—t” and a “Commie motherf—ker,” the prosecutor said. Judge Andrew Krause said he was shocked by the evidence against Webster. “The conduct on the video does shock the conscience. What...
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemTrump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving White House On The Trail: The political perils of Snowmageddon South Dakota governor posts photo of event at her house with more than a dozen maskless staffers MORE (R) will gladhand with Republican donors at President TrumpDonald TrumpFauci: U.S. political divide over masks led to half a million COVID-19 deaths Georgia bishop says state GOP's elections bill is an 'attempt to suppress the Black vote' Trump closer to legal jeopardy after court ruling on tax returns MORE’s Mar-a-Lago resort next month amid speculation that she plans to run for president in 2024. A source familiar with the matter confirmed to The Hill that Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpCompany appeals rejection of controversial Pebble Mine  Singer Taylor Dayne responds to criticism after Mar-a-Lago performance: 'I try to stay non-political' More voters say pardons for Trump's...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki shot down multiple questions about former President Donald Trump’s appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference, taking several shots at the ex-POTUS along the way. Psaki fielded a few questions about Trump’s upcoming visit to the conference, first from Associated Foreign Press correspondent Sebastian Smith. He began by noting that “three-quarters of Republicans still believe that the election was stolen,” and added that “This is what the president calls the big lie. Obviously, that’s been connected to the events of January 6th, which some liken to terrorist actions.” “How does the president feel about former President Trump going to CPAC this weekend, he’ll have this huge audience, it’s an enormous platform, does the president think that’s actually a problem, a threat?” “The president’s view is that we’ve spent a whole lot of time, not we but in this briefing room, talking about President Trump...
    A GOP senator used his questioning period during a joint Senate hearing Tuesday focused on the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol to read from an unverified eyewitness account published by The Federalist raising unproven claims about "provocateurs" and people pretending to be supporters of former President TrumpDonald TrumpFauci: U.S. political divide over masks led to half a million COVID-19 deaths Georgia bishop says state GOP's elections bill is an 'attempt to suppress the Black vote' Trump closer to legal jeopardy after court ruling on tax returns MORE participating in the riot. Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonGraham, Trump huddle to talk GOP's 2022 strategy Officers set for grilling over mob attack Journalism has been 'Jerry Springerized' MORE (R-Wis.) asked only one question during the joint hearing hosted by the Senate Rules Committee and Senate Homeland Security Committee regarding the events of the Jan. 6 riot during his allotted time period...
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    WASHINGTON (CBS SF/AP) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a tough and vocal critic of the former Trump Administration, began two days of contentious Senate hearings Tuesday as President Joe Biden’s nominee for health secretary. While in state office, Becerra filed dozens and dozens of lawsuits during the Trump years fighting the administration’s policies ranging from immigration to the environment. READ MORE: Oakland Police Arrest Suspect Who Allegedly Made Online Threats To Asian Americans The Republicans are portraying him as unfit, but Democrats are unfazed, accusing the GOP of playing politics despite the coronavirus pandemic. Becerra will be grilled by two panels. Tuesday, it’s the health committee’s turn, followed Wednesday by the Finance Committee, which will vote on sending Becerra’s nomination to the Senate floor. If confirmed, he’d be the first Latino to head the Department of Health and Human Services, a $1.4 trillion agency with a broad portfolio that...
    Congressional job approval ratings are the highest they have been in over a decade, according to a new poll released by Gallup. Just more than one-third of Americans surveyed -- 35 percent -- approve of job Congress is doing, a 10-point increase from January. Gallup noted this is the highest approval rating for Congress since early 2009 when it stood at 39 percent. The survey released on Tuesday was conducted from Feb. 3 to 18 as the second Senate impeachment trial of former President TrumpDonald TrumpFauci: U.S. political divide over masks led to half a million COVID-19 deaths Georgia bishop says state GOP's elections bill is an 'attempt to suppress the Black vote' Trump closer to legal jeopardy after court ruling on tax returns MORE took place and just a few weeks after the House voted to impeach him a second time. Trump was acquitted in the upper chamber. Congressional approval ratings have surged among Democrats...
    'Dominant' Prince Harry looked 'a lot more polished and American' while 'demure' Meghan Markle 'took on a softer role' in their first joint appearance since quitting the royal family, a body language expert has claimed. The Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, who last week officially split from the Firm, appeared in a 20-second video plugging their Archewell Audio podcast at a Spotify live stream event yesterday.   Body language expert Judi James told FEMAIL the couple, who filmed the clip at their $14 million mansion in Santa Barbara, had gained a 'US-style polish' in their 'posing and body language'. She explained Meghan, who was wearing a £2,600 Oscar de la Renta dress, adopted a 'demurely regal pose' while Harry’s body language looks a lot more 'American' and even 'Trump-like', with his 'wide hand gestures and his energetic delivery.' 'Dominant' Prince Harry, 36, looked 'a lot more US' while...
    Biden attempt to resurrect Iran nuke deal off to bumpy start Garland vows sharp focus on Capitol riot as attorney general Key senators oppose Biden budget pick, confirmation at risk Supreme Court won’t halt turnover of Trump’s tax records Centrist Democrats flex muscles, create headaches for Biden Wife of drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ arrested on US drug charges Biden asks high court to drop 2 Trump-era Medicaid cases Biden mourns 500,000 dead, balancing nation’s grief and hope Court to take up Trump immigration, abortion referral rules Interior nominee Haaland vows ‘balance’ on energy, climate Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The Biden administration halting near-completed sections of the border wall is the latest example of policies that will lead to "caravan after caravan" crossing the Southern border, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told "Hannity" Monday. Graham told host Sean Hannity he recently traveled to the Arizona/Mexico border "open-minded" and returned "really worried for our country." "All of the people remaining in Mexico waiting for their date for asylum claims are being brought back to the United States and released in the United States," Graham said. "These combination of policies by the Biden administration will lead to caravan after caravan. By June of this year, if the Biden administration continues to dismantle the wall and change the Trump policies of asylum, we will have one million people hit the border."  Graham added that Biden’s immigration policies make "zero sense" and were aimed at dismantling enhanced border security that was working under the Trump administration. GARLAND SAYS HE HASN'T 'THOUGHT ABOUT' WHETHER ILLEGAL BORDER ENTRY SHOULD REMAIN A CRIME "This is...
    The government of Saudi Arabia is being sued by relatives of those killed and injured in the 2019 terror attack on the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, with the families accusing the Saudi authorities of being complicit in the shooting. Three U.S. service members died in the shooting on the Florida base, and 13 others were wounded. Ahmed Mohammed al-Shamrani, a second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force, carried out the attack with the support of 'accomplices,' court documents allege. The suit was filed on Monday in Pensacola.  Foreign governments and leaders are usually immune from civil suits in U.S. courts while in office.  However, the lawsuit cited exceptions for terrorism and for victims of Saudi Arabia.  The families say Shamrani was assisted by fellow Saudi air force trainees, whom he told of his plans at a dinner the night before. He also informed his colleagues during a November visit...
    CNN’s John King said on Monday night that CPAC — where Donald Trump is set to speak this coming weekend — has just become “the Trump sycophant society.” John Berman — filling in for Anderson Cooper started out by calling out a number of CPAC panels about protecting elections. “The titles of these sessions really get to the world that the former president is now living in. You say it’s almost a parallel universe,” Berman said. King started by noting the U.S. reaching 500,000 covid deaths and saying, “Most of that is on President Trump, who walked away from science, walked away from common sense, ignored a pandemic on his watch.” He also pointed to the violent rioting at the Capitol spurred on by his weeks-long false claims about the election. “He is stained by history. He’s stained by his actions, he’s stained by his record,” King said. But none of that matters,...
    DONALD Trump trolled "Crazy Nancy" Pelosi over two "ridiculous impeachment attempts" in a statement he released over "continuing political persecution." The former President called the investigation a continuation of the "greatest political witch hunt in history" while hitting out at "election crimes". 6The former President released a statement today hitting out at 'election crimes'Credit: Reuters 6Donald Trump trolled Nancy Pelosi (pictured) in the statement calling her 'crazy'Credit: Alamy Live News 6In the statement, Trump called the investigation the 'greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country'Credit: Twitter In the statement released today, Trump hit out at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who he referred to as "a heavily reported enemy of mine". He blamed Cuomo for the investigating done by "prestigious law and accounting firms" into "almost every transaction I've ever done". However, Trump continued that the "attacks by Democrats" won't stop him from continuing to "fight...
    Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump is lashing out at the Supreme Court’s recent decision to allow his private tax returns to be leased to New York State prosecutors, claiming this is just another in a long line of unfair political persecutions. The SCOTUS decision came down Monday morning, and Trump’s statement was released Monday afternoon and included some of the “Greatest hits” of Trump complaints, including the “$32 million Mueller Hoax” and “Russia Russia Russia,” and ultimately mocked two “impeachment attempts where I was found NOT GUILTY. It just never ends! ” The Supreme Court issued a one-line ruling that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance can obtain Trump’s tax records for his grand jury investigation into the president’s companies, which NBC News’ Peter Williams explained: “It’s the end of the road for the president’s years-long battle to keep his tax returns away either from Congress or from Cyrus Vance,...
    Former Vice President Mike Pence has turned down an invitation to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Pence is reportedly trying to avoid being in the media's spotlight for at least six months, according to an unidentified source. Since President Biden took office, Pence has held a relatively low-key public presence, announcing he will join the Heritage Foundation as a distinguished visiting fellow. He also opened the "Office of the Former Vice President” earlier this month, which will handle scheduling requests and other orders of business for both Pence and his wife, Karen. Pence skipping the annual conference comes after he split with former President Donald Trump on certifying Biden's Electoral College victory. PENCE DEFIES TRUMP, SAYING HE HAS NO 'UNILATERAL AUTHORITY' TO REJECT ELECTORAL VOTES "It is my considered judgment that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to...
    Joe Biden will hold a candlelight ceremony Monday at sunset as the United States stands on the brink of 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic.  The president will address the nation at 6 p.m. ET to mark the lives lost to the deadly virus.  Then he, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and second gentleman Doug Emhoff will hold a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at sundown on the South Portico of the White House. Biden last month observed America's COVID-19 deaths on the eve of his inauguration with a sundown ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial's Reflecting Pool.  A little more than a year after the first COVID death in the country, the United States stands at the brink of the half-million mark. No other county has had so many deaths from the virus. A year into the pandemic, the running total of lives...
    Madison Summers February 22, 2021 0 Comments Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Executive Director Dan Schneider believes it is a “mistake” for former Vice President Mike Pence reportedly not to attend the annual conservative gathering. MSNBC host Joshua Johnson asked if former President Donald Trump asked to be a part of CPAC or if he was invited. During the Sunday evening interview, Schneider said, “We sent out invitations to some of our intended speakers very early on, actually when he was still president before the election, as we did the same thing with Vice-President Pence.” “We are pleased the president will be joining us, and we’re disappointed the vice president’s not coming,” he continued. “We think it’s a mistake for him not to come.” Additionally, Schneider said of Pence, “He is a real champion for conservatism.” “He’s spoken at CPAC 13, 14 times over the years, and I know if he were to come to CPAC, he would be treated very...
    Beyond 100M: Biden team aiming for bigger vaccine numbers Washington taps pastors to overcome racial divide on vaccine Biden to mark nation crossing 500,000 COVID-19 deaths Snubbed as Obama high court pick, Garland in line to be AG Arkansas’ GOP governor says he won’t back a Trump 2024 bid Senator seeks probe of natural gas price spikes during storm Biden’s 1st month was about erasing the mark of ‘former guy’ Trump to speak at CPAC in first post-White House appearance Biden pays a visit to ailing former GOP Sen. Bob Dole Two Democratic governors see stars dimmed by virus woes Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Trump-loving Miami anesthesiologist, Dr Jennifer Susan Wright (pictured), 58, has been charged with a hate crime after Hispanic man, punching him and vandalizing his vehicle, according to local police A pro-Trump Miami doctor has been charged with a hate crime after using a racial slur against a Hispanic man, punching him and vandalizing his vehicle outside of a grocery store after he told her to maintain her distance, according to local police.  Dr Jennifer Susan Wright, 58, a Miami Springs resident who works as an anesthesiologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center, was taken into custody on Friday over the alleged January 20 attack.  According to the Miami Herald, the incident occurred at the Publix store located at 155 East Second Ave. Police said Wright and the man were in line waiting to pay when he asked her to maintain a six-foot distance.  He first said it in Spanish, which...
    Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Executive Director Dan Schneider called it a “mistake” for former Vice President Mike Pence to decline the invitation to make a speaking appearance at their annual gathering next week in Orlando, Florida. “Did President Trump ask to be part of CPAC, or did CPAC invite him?” MSNBC host Joshua Johnson asked Schneider on Sunday night. “We sent out invitations to some of our intended speakers very early on, actually when he was still president before the election, as we did the same thing with Vice-President Pence,” the CPAC director stated. “We are pleased the president will be joining us, and we’re disappointed the vice president’s not coming. We think it’s a mistake for him not to come.” Schneider then called Pence a “real champion for conservatism.” But that sentiment is a far cry from the views that many of Trump’s own followers — and Trump himself — have expressed since the 2020 election. “He is a...
    Former Vice President Mike Pence reportedly declined an invitation to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Despite slated appearances by former President Donald Trump, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, and former acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell, Pence will not be in attendance, according to Politico’s Gabby Orr. Trump to speak at @CPAC next week on the future of the GOP & Biden’s immigration agenda. Several former aides & WH officials will also deliver remarks. The speaker roster does not include Pence, however, who declined an invitation. — Gabby Orr (@GabbyOrr_) February 20, 2021 Pence wanted to “give the new White House some breathing room before talking,” New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted. An adviser to Pence says he’s doing what used to be tradition and giving the new White House some breathing room before talking....
    ALLEGED Oath Keeper leader Jessica Watkins claims she was given a pro-Trump rally VIP pass before the Capitol riot and had met with Secret Service agents, court documents reveal.  Lawyers for Watkins, a 38-year-old army vet from Ohio who served in Afganistan, say she was not attending as an insurrectionist but to provide security at the rally.  15Jessica Watkins says she was not attending as an insurrectionist but to provide security at the rallyCredit: AP:Associated Press 15Jessica Watkins is pictured outside the capitol buildingCredit: Reuters 15Jessica Watkins (2nd from left) and Donovan Ray Crowl (Center), both from Ohio, can be seen marching down the east front steps of the U.S. Capitol with the Oath Keepers militia groupCredit: Reuters Watkins  is now detained at the Montgomery County Jail, about 50 miles away in Dayton after she handed herself into authorities last Sunday. Her defense attorney argues she should be released from jail...
    By Katelyn Polantz | CNN A leader in an alleged Oath Keepers conspiracy in the US Capitol insurrection claims she was given a VIP pass to the pro-Trump rally on January 6, had met with Secret Service agents and was providing security for legislators and others, including in their march to the Capitol, according to a new court filing. Attorneys for Ohio Oath Keeper Jessica Watkins detail how the efforts among paramilitants who are now accused of conspiracy on January 6 were closer to the apparatus around then-President Donald Trump and his rally than was previously known. By sharing the new details in the filing Saturday, the defense attorney for Watkins, a former Army ranger who served in Afghanistan, argues for her release from jail on bond and other restrictions as she awaits trial. “On January 5 and 6, Ms. Watkins was present not as an insurrectionist, but to provide...
    Savannah Rychcik February 21, 2021 0 Comments House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) claims “there’s a lot of blame to go around” for the events that took place at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The host of ABC’s “This Week,” Jonathan Karl, asked Scalise if he questioned Trump during his visit with him at Mar-a-Lago about his role in the riots and whether he takes responsibility for it. “I was in Florida doing some fundraising throughout a number of parts of Florida, ended up at Mar-a-Lago, and the president reached out, and we visited,” Scalise said. He continued, “I hadn’t seen him since he had left the White House, and it was actually good to catch up with him. I noticed he was a lot more relaxed than his four years in the White House… It was a conversation more about how he’s doing now and what...
    Former Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” the former President Donald Trump’s role in the future of the Republican Party should be “very little, if none at all.” Anchor Chuck Todd said, “What role should former President Trump have in the future of the Republican Party?” Hurd said, “I think very little, if none at all. This is a president that lost the House and Senate and White House in the last four years. I think the last person to do that was Herbert Hoover. The number of Republicans that were successful significantly outperformed President Trump. We should be talking to disaffected Democrats. The fact that Speaker Pelosi didn’t pick up any seats shows the Democratic Party has some is problems. You know history tells us we’ll take back the House. How we do that — and we should do it based on our principals and...
    (CNN)A leader in an alleged Oath Keepers conspiracy in the US Capitol insurrection claims she was given a VIP pass to the pro-Trump rally on January 6, had met with Secret Service agents and was providing security for legislators and others, including in their march to the Capitol, according to a new court filing.Attorneys for Ohio Oath Keeper Jessica Watkins detail how the efforts among paramilitants who are now accused of conspiracy on January 6 were closer to the apparatus around then-President Donald Trump and his rally than was previously known.By sharing the new details in the filing Saturday, the defense attorney for Watkins, a former Army ranger who served in Afghanistan, argues for her release from jail on bond and other restrictions as she awaits trial."On January 5 and 6, Ms. Watkins was present not as an insurrectionist, but to provide security to the speakers at the rally, to...
    Fox News’ Jedediah Bila suggested former President Donald Trump not use his upcoming speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to further enflame political tensions around the country. As Fox & Friends spoke on Sunday about the Trump administration policies that have been undone by President Joe Biden, the conversation shifted to how Trump will “certainly maintain a strong guiding voice on what the Republican Party will be.” Since Trump’s CPAC speech will be his first public speaking appearance since leaving office, Bila said she expects the ex-president will comment on his successor, but added, “I would urge some caution.” It’s very hard for an ex-president who has just left the presidency to not be critical of a president that comes in and is now undoing all of his stuff. I’m sure that President Trump felt really strongly about those issues and was really passionate about those decisions...
    Former President Donald Trump will speak in his first major public appearance since leaving the White House at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) taking place in Orlando, Florida, next week. Trump, who has not appeared at any major event since giving his final speech on January 20 prior to President Joe Biden’s inauguration, will speak on the last day of the event, on Sunday, February 28, Fox News first reported. Trump in his speech will discuss the future of the Republican Party, a source told the outlet, and will also criticize Biden’s “disastrous amnesty and border policies.” The former president has been mostly quiet since leaving office and relocating with his family to Florida and has, moreover, been unable to use social media as a means to communicate with his supporters after Twitter permanently banned him from its app and Facebook, likewise, indefinitely suspended him following the January 6 riot at the U.S....
    Skaters at Central Park’s two rinks are devastated that this weekend will be their last on the ice this season — and angry at Mayor de Blasio for closing the Trump-run rinks early to spite his political nemesis. The Post broke the news Saturday that Lasker and Wollman rinks will shut down Sunday, six weeks ahead of their typical April closing dates. Last month, Hizzoner announced he was nixing the city’s contracts with the Trump Organization, alleging then-President Trump had encouraged rioters to storm the Capitol. Trump’s business group, run by his sons Donald Jr. and Eric, has operated the rinks for more than 30 years. Skaters hitting the ice Saturday told The Post that they felt like pawns in de Blasio’s political game. “The real people they’re hurting are the 2,500 children that have been benefiting from the skating program this season and 250 innocent employees who have been...
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    Former President Donald Trump will reportedly make his first major public appearance since leaving the White House later this month at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Trump will address the conference’s audience Sunday, Feb. 28, according to a report from Fox News. The event, which is typically held in the Washington, D.C. area, will instead take place in Orlando, Florida this year from Feb. 25-28. Trump is speaking at CPAC next weekend in Florida, per aide. Topic is “the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement” along with Biden’s immigration policies so far. — Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) February 20, 2021 The former president is expected to speak about the future of the Republican Party and President Joe Biden’s immigration policies, a source familiar with the speech reportedly told Fox News. It will be the first public speech given by Trump since his farewell address on Jan....
    By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINTON (AP) — Donald Trump will be making his first post-presidential appearance at a conservative gathering in Florida next weekend. Ian Walters, spokesman for the American Conservative Union, confirmed that Trump will be speaking at the group's annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 28. CPAC is being held this year in Orlando, Florida, and will feature a slew of former Trump administration officials and others who represent his wing of the GOP, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. Trump has been keeping a relatively low profile since he retired from the White House to Palm Beach, Florida, in January, but reemerged last week to conduct a series of phone-in interviews to commemorate the death of conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh. Trump has a long history with CPAC, which played a key role in his...
    President Donald Trump speaks to supporters at Joint Base Andrews before boarding Air Force One for his last time as President on January 20, 2021 in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.Pete Marovich | Pool | Getty Images Former President Donald Trump is expected to deliver a keynote speech to close out the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, next weekend, sources familiar with the plans told NBC News. Trump is expected to speak about the future of the Republican Party and conservative movement, sources familiar with the plan say. The full lineup has not yet been announced and is subject to change. The event would be Trump's first extended, public, on-camera appearance since leaving office last month. In recent weeks, Trump has continued to rage at top Republicans who push back against him, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell; Sen. John Thune, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate; and...
    WASHINTON (AP) — Donald Trump will be making his first post-presidential appearance at a conservative gathering in Florida next weekend. Ian Walters, spokesman for the American Conservative Union, confirmed that Trump will be speaking at the group’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 28. CPAC is being held this year in Orlando, Florida, and will feature a slew of former Trump administration officials and others who represent his wing of the GOP, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. Trump has been keeping a relatively low profile since he retired from the White House to Palm Beach, Florida, in January, but reemerged last week to conduct a series of phone-in interviews to commemorate the death of conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh. Trump has a long history with CPAC, which played a key role in his emergence as a political force....
    Former President Donald Trump will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference next week, his first major appearance since leaving office last month, a source familiar confirms for ABC News.Trump's speech next Sunday afternoon will address the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement as well as President Joe Biden's immigration policies, the source added.This week, Trump blistered Mitch McConnell as a "political hack," days after the Senate's top Republican denounced him as the inciter of U.S. Capitol attack."The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political 'leaders' like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm," Trump said in a statement released by his political action committee.Meanwhile, Trump's acquittal by the Senate in his impeachment trial may not be the end of the line for efforts to keep him from seeking the presidency again.If Trump chooses to run for the White House in 2024, opponents are...
    (CNN)Former President Donald Trump will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, next Sunday, according to a source familiar with the matter.The source, who is familiar with the former President's speech, told CNN on Saturday that "he'll be talking about the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement." "Also look for the 45th President to take on President Biden's disastrous amnesty and border policies," the source added.The speaking engagement would mark Trump's first public appearance following his departure from the White House last month.This story is breaking and will be updated.
    Donald Trump will deliver a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida next weekend in his first public appearance since leaving the White House, according to multiple reports. Trump is expected to deliver a keynote speech on Sunday February 28, the final day of the conference, the New York Post reported.  It will be the first time Trump has addressed his supporters -- or spoken publicly at all -- since leaving the presidency on January 20. Stripped of his Twitter account, he has remained uncharacteristically quiet as President Joe Biden took office, and as he faced a post-presidency impeachment trial in the Senate.  Developing story, check back for updates. 
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    Our project to calculate the 2020 presidential results for all 435 House seats nationwide concludes, appropriately enough, with Pennsylvania, the state whose electoral votes sealed Joe Biden’s victory four days after Election Day. You can find our detailed calculations here, a large-size map of the results here, and our permanent, bookmarkable link for all districts here. With figures from the Keystone State in hand, we now know that Biden carried 224 congressional districts while Donald Trump prevailed in 211. That’s very close to the 222-213 split between House Democrats and Republicans that emerged from the November elections, which is due to the fact that both parties occupy a similar number of so-called “crossover” districts: Seven Democrats hold seats that Trump won while nine Republicans represent districts that went for Biden. The number of crossover districts—16 in total—is extremely low by historical standards but continues a downward trend reflecting our nation’s increased...
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    Former President Donald TrumpTom Brenner | Reuters Former President Donald Trump continues to rage at top Republicans who have criticized him, despite some advisors insisting he should take aim at President Joe Biden and Democratic leaders instead, according to people familiar with the matter. Sen. John Thune, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, and longtime GOP political operative Karl Rove are among the targets of Trump's anger, these people said. These people declined to be named in order to speak freely. Trump spokesman Jason Miller responded to CNBC's request for comment for this story by emailing: "Fake news. We're focused on winning back the House and Senate in 2022." CNBC had asked which Republicans Trump intended to target during midterm primaries after the former president said he plans to back several primary contenders who support his Make America Great Again agenda. There are 20 Senate seats currently held by...
    A Florida man was indicted on federal charges for his role in attempting to organize an armed response to supporters of former President Donald Trump at an anticipated January gathering at the state’s capitol. Daniel Baker, of Tallahassee, was charged with two counts of transmitting a communication in interstate commerce containing a threat to kidnap or injure, according to a statement from Lawrence Keefe, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. (RELATED: CNN And NBC Both Paid $35,000 To Left-Wing Activist For Footage Of Fatal Capitol Shooting) Daniel Baker Indicted For Inciting Violence At The Florida Capitol Building @FBIJacksonville @fdlepio @LeonSheriff @TallyPD https://t.co/YNWUjcK2DO — U.S. Attorney NDFL (@NDFLnews) February 19, 2021 Baker was arrested on Jan. 15 by FBI agents after issuing a “call to arms” for like-minded people to use violence against those who planned on gathering at the Florida state Capitol, according to Keefe. On Jan. 12...
    A couple taking engagement photos at the Florida resort owned by former President Donald Trump were surprised by an appearance from the Republican, who had been playing golf. “Fun day with @ToriaAronoff at Mar-a-Lago taking engagement photos,” Brian Schottenstein, a commercial real estate developer, tweeted on Monday. “Our friend @POTUS45 came in for a couple too.” His fiancé, Toria Aronoff, added: “That moment Trump made an appearance at our engagement photoshoot!” In the video, Trump can be heard saying off-camera, “that’s a good looking couple.” Aronoff asked the former president if he would take a photo with them, which he did after warning that his golfing outfit might look too casual next to them. Trump has largely stayed out of the public eye since leaving office, only recently giving a few phone interviews to mark the passing of longtime conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh. Related Stories: Trump...
    President Joe Biden will make his debut on the world stage on Friday in a pair of speeches where he will claim the 'America First' era is over, warn of attacks on democracy by Russia and address a range of concerns about China. Biden will speak at a virtual G7 summit, addressing the leaders of the world's richest countries, and then make remarks to the annual Munich Security Conference. Both events are virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic.   In his dual speeches, the president will make clear the United States will re-engage on the world stage after four years of Donald Trump's 'America First' isolationist strategy but he will not spend his time repudiating his predecessor. Biden intends to 'declare that America is back and the transatlantic alliance is back,'  a senior administration official told reporters on a call previewing Biden's remarks on Thursday night. 'The focus of his speech tomorrow...
    PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/CNN) — The helipad at former President Donald Trump’s current home in Palm Beach has been removed. Trump moved into his private Mar-a-Lago club after leaving the White House on January 20. READ MORE: Challenge To Mask Mandate Goes To Supreme Court But the town of Palm Beach, where the club is located, required him to demolish the helipad because helicopters are not allowed in the area. The town only made a temporary exception while Trump was president. Meanwhile, some Palm Beach town leaders are trying to stop Trump from living at Mar-a-Lago full time. READ MORE: Mother Pleas For Publics Help In Hopes It Can Help Police Solve Nearly 19-Year-Old Cold Case Of Sons Murder Trump made an agreement when he turned the residence into a club in 1993 that no one would be allowed to stay longer than a few weeks and those who oppose his...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden will make his first big appearance on the global stage as president on Friday, offering Group of Seven allies and other foreign leaders a glimpse into his plans to dramatically reshape U.S. foreign policy even as he deals with a number of international crises that are coming to a head . In advance of Biden’s virtual appearances at a G-7 meeting and the Munich Security Conference, the White House sought to underscore that the new administration will move quickly to reorient the U.S. away from Donald Trump’s “America First” mantra by announcing a pair of major reversals of Trump administration policies. The State Department announced Thursday that the U.S. stands ready to rejoin talks about reentering the 2015 multilateral Iran nuclear deal abandoned by the Trump administration. And White House officials said Biden would announce at the G-7 that the U.S. will soon begin releasing...
    By AAMER MADHANI, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden will make his first big appearance on the global stage as president on Friday, offering Group of Seven allies and other foreign leaders a glimpse into his plans to dramatically reshape U.S. foreign policy even as he deals with a number of international crises that are coming to a head . In advance of Biden's virtual appearances at a G-7 meeting and the Munich Security Conference, the White House sought to underscore that the new administration will move quickly to reorient the U.S. away from Donald Trump's “America First” mantra by announcing a pair of major reversals of Trump administration policies. The State Department announced Thursday that the U.S. stands ready to rejoin talks about reentering the 2015 multilateral Iran nuclear deal abandoned by the Trump administration. And White House officials said Biden would announce at the G-7 that the...
    Democrats consider piecemeal approach to immigration reform Biden repudiates Trump on Iran, ready for talks on nuke deal GOP’s Thune says Trump allies engaging in ‘cancel culture’ Biden rolling out plan for $4 billion global vaccine effort US reverts to targeted immigration enforcement under Biden Texas crisis has governor facing big backer: energy industry ‘Obviously a mistake’: Cruz returns from Cancun after uproar Pelosi says bipartisan panel should investigate Capitol riot Bob Dole says he’s been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer Ivanka Trump tells Rubio she won’t run for his Senate seat Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    CNN host Brianna Keilar fired back Thursday at former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley after she accused the media of trying “to stoke a nonstop Republican civil war.” In her broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” Keilar addressed Haley’s Wednesday op-ed in The Wall Street Journal and accused her of spinning the division in the Republican Party as a concoction of the media. (RELATED: Nikki Haley Slams Biden’s Foreign Policy: ‘He’s More Interested In Reversing Everything President Trump Did’) “The former ambassador to the U.N in the Trump administration, and former Governor of South Carolina, wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, and she claims that it’s really the media that is responsible for the Grand Canyon sized divide bisecting the GOP,” Keilar began. Keilar then read an excerpt from Haley’s op-ed, in which she said “the liberal media wants to stoke a nonstop Republican civil war”...
    President Biden on Thursday made official the most aggressive effort in decades to reform a broken immigration system that was almost completely paralyzed under his predecessor. Democratic lawmakers are ready to introduce legislation that Biden officials promoted on their first day in the White House, officials said – an ambitious bill that would provide a path to citizenship for some 11 million immigrants living in the United States. United without legal status. Given that Democrats have slight control in both houses of Congress, progressives have pressured the Biden administration to be “big, bold and inclusive” on immigration reform, as Rep. Linda T. Sánchez said in a statement Wednesday. (D-Whittier) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey), major sponsors of the bill. Republicans, for their part, began to criticize the bill even before it was announced, a potential sign that Biden’s proposal may join the graveyard of Congressional initiatives, as it did...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials: US rescinds Trump move to enforce UN sanctions on Iran, eases travel restrictions on Iranian diplomats at UN. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Former President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFederal prosecutors investigated Proud Boys ties to Roger Stone in 2019 case: CNN Overnight Defense: One-third of service members decline coronavirus vaccine | Biden to take executive action in response to Solar Winds hack | US, Japan reach cost sharing agreement Trump 'won't say yet' if he's running in 2024 MORE this week declined to meet with Nikki HaleyNikki HaleyRepublican Party going off the rails? GOP consultant calls Haley the party's 2024 front-runner Republican support for Trump to play role in party up 18 points from early January MORE, his former ambassador to the United Nations and a prospective 2024 presidential candidate, according to a source familiar with the matter. Politico first reported that Haley reached out to Trump on Wednesday to request a face-to-face meeting at his Mar-a-Lago resort. But Trump turned her down after Haley has spent recent weeks criticizing the former president for...
    Washington (CNN)Senior Republicans are split over how to treat former President Donald Trump, with the No. 2 House Republican making a personal pilgrimage to visit him on the same day that the top Senate Republican vowed never to "bend the knee" in that way. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana met privately with Trump on Wednesday at the former President's Mar-a-Lago estate, CNN has learned, on the same day that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell vowed never to do so. The Kentucky Republican is "not going to bend the knee" and travel to Mar-a-Lago, a close McConnell associate told CNN, adding that McConnell will "probably never speak" to Trump again if he can avoid it. "He's also never going to mention Trump again," said this person. Politico first reported on Scalise's meeting with Trump. Read MoreLike so many other senior Republicans, Scalise and McConnell are following wildly divergent strategies for managing...
    House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseGOP lawmakers mourn death of Rush Limbaugh How President Biden can hit a home run LIVE COVERAGE: House debates removing Greene from committees MORE (R-La.) met with former President TrumpDonald TrumpFederal prosecutors investigated Proud Boys ties to Roger Stone in 2019 case: CNN Overnight Defense: One-third of service members decline coronavirus vaccine | Biden to take executive action in response to Solar Winds hack | US, Japan reach cost sharing agreement Trump 'won't say yet' if he's running in 2024 MORE at Mar-a-Lago while on a fundraising trip to Palm Beach, Fla., this week as the party grapples with divisions in the post-Trump era.  “Scalise is in Florida this week on political travel and had meetings at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday and touched base with President Trump while he was there,” Scalise spokeswoman Lauren Fine said in a statement.  Scalise’s trip followed House Minority Leader...
    Former president Donald Trump turned down Nikki Haley after she requested a meeting with the former president Wednesday, Politico reported. Haley condemned Trump for inciting the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 and the two have not spoken since, according to Politico. “I think he’s going to find himself further and further isolated,” Haley said of Trump after the insurrection, according to Politico. “I think his business is suffering at this point. I think he’s lost any sort of political viability he was going to have. I think he’s lost his social media, which meant the world to him. I mean, I think he’s lost the things that really could have kept him moving.” The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations also said in an interview published Friday that the former president let his supporters down. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him,...
    House Democrats have introduced a bill to ban former U.S. presidents who have been "twice impeached" from burial in Arlington National Cemetery in a move that would, at the present, only apply to former President Donald Trump. Introduced in late January, H.R. 484, dubbed the "No Glory for Hate Act," would "prohibit the use of Federal funds for the commemoration of certain former Presidents," namely those that have faced impeachment proceedings from the House on two separate occasions. The bill would also restrict the use of government funding to "create or display any symbol, monument, or statue commemorating" a twice-impeached president, and it would bar the naming or redesignation of any federal building or land after commander In chiefs in question. Trump is the only president in U.S. history to have faced impeachment inquiries two times during his tenure. The Republican was acquitted of all charges last Saturday after...
    DOLLY Parton shut down lawmakers' attempt to erect a statue of her at the Capitol and said it's "not appropriate at this time." She had also turned down the Presidential Medal of Freedom from former President Donald Trump twice. 10Dolly Parton turned down the erection of her statueCredit: PA:Press Association 10Dolly Parton shared this message on her Twitter 10Lawmakers had wanted to erect her statue in Tennessee Dolly, 75, took to Twitter to reveal she didn't want to be commemorated with a statue in Tennesse. She wrote: "I want to thank the Tenneessee legislature for their consideration of a bill to erect a statue of me on the Capitol grounds. I am honored and humbled but I have asked the leaders of the state legislature to remove the bill from any and all consideration. "Given all that is going on in the world, I don't think putting me on...
    Texas weather: Power grid improves after days of outages causing heat, water and food shortages Bob Dole diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer While the coronavirus pandemic has infected millions and underscored the importance of quality health care, the Supreme Court has weighed a challenge to Obamacare that, if successful, would add 21 million to the ranks of the uninsured, according to a report released last October by the Urban Institute. The case drew renewed attention last week, when the Biden administration issued a letter in opposition to the Obamacare challenge, reversing the Trump administration's position on the case. In a new interview, Laurence Tribe — one of the nation's top constitutional law scholars, who briefly served at the Justice Department during the Obama administration — told Yahoo Finance that the case stands "no chance at all" of striking down the law, more formally known as the Affordable Care...
    DONALD Trump admitted he missed being president and said it's "too early to say" if he will run for office again in 2024. The former president broke his silence for the first time since leaving office by doing a round of interviews in the wake of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh's death. 4Donald Trump admitted that he missed being president during an interview on Wednesday When asked by conservative outlet Newsmax is he missed being president, Trump admitted, "I do." "Everything was happening great … It’s too bad," he said. The former president, who was banned from Twitter and Facebook after his supporters stormed the Capitol building on January 6, also said that he has no plans to return to Twitter - even if he is permitted - and is looking at other options to communicate with his fans. "We don't want to go back to Twitter," he said. "I...
    Rush Limbaugh, the influential conservative radio host, has died from complications of lung cancer, his wife Kathryn announced on his radio show Wednesday. He was 70 years old.  "It is with profound sadness, I must share with you directly, that our beloved Rush, my wonderful husband, passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer," she said. "As so many of you know, losing a loved one is terribly difficult, even more so when that loved one is larger than life. Rush will forever be the greatest of all-time." "Despite being one of the most recognized powerful people in the world, Rush never let the success change his core or beliefs," she added. "He was polite and respectful to everyone he met." Last February, Limbaugh broke the news of his cancer diagnosis to his listeners. "I can't help but feel that I'm letting everybody down with this. But...
    Bradley Cortright February 17, 2021 0 Comments Former President Donald Trump is blasting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack” and says Republicans will “not win again” if they keep him as a party leader. CNN’s Manu Raju reports that McConnell read Trump’s statement and laughed.  A source close to the Kentucky senator told Raju, “You probably are not going to hear him utter the name Donald Trump ever again.” “He’s moving on,” the source added.  After voting to acquit Trump on Saturday on the charge of “incitement of insurrection,” McConnell blasted Trump for his behavior as he said, “There is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.” “The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president,” he added. Finally, the Republican leader said, “President Trump is still liable...
    R. Controversial American radio personality and political commentator Ush Limbaugh has died of lung cancer at the age of 70. His wife Katherine Adams announced her death on her radio show Wednesday. In a statement, he said, “Rush love for our country and for all of you will live forever.” He is best known as the host of The Rush Limbaugh Show, a long-running radio show. Rush Limbaugh / REUTERS awarded Presidential Medal Mr Limbaugh, a leading figure in the Conservative movement, is controversial because he is influential. He was accused of expressing racist, sexual and homosexual ideas throughout his life. As a climate change denier he put forward several conspiracy theories and was an ardent supporter of exceptionalism in the United States. /. Via. He was also a strong supporter of President Donald Trump. Limbaugh presented the Independence Medal, the highest civilian honor in the United States....
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) – Rush Limbaugh, the influential conservative radio host, and South Florida resident, has died from complications of lung cancer, his wife Kathryn announced on his radio show Wednesday. He was 70 years old. RELATED: COVID In Florida: 7,342 Additional Cases, 165 New Deaths Reported Wednesday “It is with profound sadness, I must share with you directly, that our beloved Rush, my wonderful husband, passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer,” she said. “As so many of you know, losing a loved one is terribly difficult, even more so when that loved one is larger than life. Rush will forever be the greatest of all-time.” Limbaugh, who lived in Palm Beach, announced in February 2020 that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. He continued to host his show while undergoing treatment, and he told listeners that he remained hopeful he would defeat the disease....
    Fact-checkers at CNN and The Washington Post were quick to explain and contextualize President Biden's statement Tuesday night that there was no coronavirus vaccine when he took office. "It's one thing to have the vaccine, which we didn't have when we came into office, but a vaccinator," Biden said at CNN's town hall on Tuesday. "How do you get the vaccine into someone's arm?" Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany shared the short clip, which went viral, and asked: "How does Joe get away with this?" Indeed, the FDA approved vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer for emergency use weeks before Biden took office and begun distributing them. After a rocky rollout, the country was at 1 million vaccinations per day when Biden became president. LIBERAL WAPO KNOCKS CNN OVER CUOMO BROTHERS' INTERVIEWS: 'JOURNALISTS CAN'T RELIABLY COVER THEIR BROTHERS' However, The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler and CNN's Daniel Dale, who vigourously fact-checked former President Donald...
    By Daniel Dale | CNN President Joe Biden took questions from Wisconsin residents and from Anderson Cooper at a CNN town hall event in Milwaukee on Tuesday night. We’re still looking into some of the claims Biden made, so this article is not comprehensive. But we can tell you now that he made at least four false claims — all of them involving statistics — about the minimum wage, undocumented immigrants, China’s economy and Covid-19 vaccinations. Biden also made claims that could have benefited from some additional context, that he acknowledged he might not have gotten right or that there is not solid evidence for. Here is a breakdown: The minimum wage Biden said the $7.25 per hour federal minimum wage is too low, then said soon after: “For example, if it went — if we gradually increased it — when we indexed it at $7.20, if we kept it...
    Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden took questions from Wisconsin residents and from Anderson Cooper at a CNN town hall event in Milwaukee on Tuesday night. We're still looking into some of the claims Biden made, so this article is not comprehensive. But we can tell you now that he made at least four false claims -- all of them involving statistics -- about the minimum wage, undocumented immigrants, China's economy and Covid-19 vaccinations. Biden also made claims that could have benefited from some additional context, that he acknowledged he might not have gotten right or that there is not solid evidence for. Here is a breakdown: The minimum wage Biden said the $7.25 per hour federal minimum wage is too low, then said soon after: "For example, if it went -- if we gradually increased it -- when we indexed it at $7.20, if we kept it indexed by -- to...
    The Secretary General of NATO, the Norwegian Jens Stoltenberg, survived by tacking the missiles launched by Donald Trump against the politico-military organization. “Now we are looking into the future,” he pleads. EUnited States, the return! The new Biden administration formally signaled on Wednesday its intention to resume its full place – that of “leadership” – within NATO, after four years of incredible philippics led by former President Trump. New US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s “first priority” has been to confirm Joe Biden’s message over the past few days, senior Pentagon officials said at the start of a defense ministers video conference of the 30 countries of the Atlantic Alliance, this Wednesday and Thursday – the first transatlantic reunion since the handover of power in Washington. Namely: “Diplomacy and working with our allies and partners is the basis of our global power and collective...
    Del. Stacey Plaskett said she is filled with "glee" at the prospect of questioning House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., regarding a phone call between him and former President Donald Trump during the Capitol riot in January.  The opportunity may come soon, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announcing on Monday that Congress will establish an independent commission to investigate the causes of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by right-wing extremists and supporters of Trump.  "The thought of cross-examining Kevin McCarthy just filled my heart with glee," Plaskett, a Democrat representing the Virgin Islands who served as a House impeachment manager during Trump's second trial, said in an interview on MSNBC Monday.  MCCARTHY, CALIFORNIA REPUBLICANS CALL OUT NEWSOM OVER VACCINE ROLLOUT: 'WE FEAR MORE CALIFORNIANS MAY DIE' Plaskett's comments come after the Senate voted to acquit Trump in his second impeachment trial without calling additional witnesses.  The decision was made after Trump's legal team agreed to...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) favorability is under water, a Politico/Morning Consult survey reveals. The survey, taken February 12-15, among 1,987 registered voters, asked respondents to rate a number of prominent politicians, including the minority leader. A majority have an unfavorable view of McConnell, 64 percent, compared to 18 percent who expressed a favorable view. His unfavorability rating is higher than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA). Fifty-three percent gave the 80-year-old speaker an unfavorable rating compared to 37 percent who expressed favorable views. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) also fares better than McConnell, seeing 31 percent favorability and 42 unfavorability. The survey’s margin of error is +/- 2 percent. McConnell has remained at odds with both Trump and the base of his party following the presidential election and the legislative battles that followed, particularly over his resistance to offer $2,000 checks to the American people in the last...
    Former President Donald Trump in his first public comments since leaving office praised conservative talk radio titan Rush Limbaugh following the firebrand's death from lung cancer and pointed to his friend's vast reach and support. Trump last talked to Limbaugh three or four days ago, he said during an interview with Fox News shortly after Limbaugh's wife announced his death. "He was very brave. In theory, he could have been gone four months ago. He was a fighter," Trump said. "His fight was very, very courageous." Trump praised Limbaugh's "record" number of listeners and fans. "Thirty-nine million people — that's an audience you don't hear about anymore," the former president added, calling the experience for listeners "religious." "That's an audience that you don't get anymore," Trump said. "He had an insight few people had. He got it. He was very street-smart." Trump said he didn't know Limbaugh before...
    (AP/KDKA) – Rush Limbaugh, the conservative talk radio host who got his full-time radio career start in western Pennsylvania, died Wednesday. He was 70. Limbaugh ripped into liberals and laid waste to political correctness with a merry brand of malice that made him one of the most powerful voices on the American right, influencing the rightward push of conservatism and the rise of Donald Trump. RELATED: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Dept. Announces 3,413 More Coronavirus Cases, 193 Additional Deaths Limbaugh said a year ago that he had lung cancer. His death was announced on his show by his wife, Kathryn. Unflinchingly conservative, wildly partisan, bombastically self-promoting and larger than life, Limbaugh galvanized listeners for more than 30 years with his talent for vituperation and sarcasm. He called himself an entertainer, but his rants during his three-hour weekday radio show broadcast on nearly 600 U.S. stations shaped the...
    Right-wing radio host and Donald Trump supporter Rush Limbaugh has died at age 70, according to his wife Kathryn Limbaugh. “It is with profound sadness I must share with you directly that our beloved Rush, my wonderful husband, passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer,” she stated at the beginning of his radio show, as reported by The New York Times. Limbaugh shared in February 2020 that he had been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer.  Throughout his decades-long career, Limbaugh rallied against a wide number of progressive—and even relatively moderate—issues. The ultra-conservative talk show host has a long history of homophobic and queerphobic comments, including as recently as against former Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg. Limbaugh also infamously slung countless racist attacks at former President Barack Obama (who could forget him slinging the “birther” conspiracy theory?), as well as falsely claimed that prominent women of color, including Vice President...
    Former President Trump – in his first public comments since leaving office – praised conservative talk radio titan Rush Limbaugh following the firebrand's death from lunch cancer, and pointed to his friend's vast reach and support. Trump last talked to Limbaugh three or four days ago, he said in an interview with Fox News, shortly after Limbaugh's wife announced he had passed away. "He was very brave, in theory he could have been gone four months ago. He was a fighter," Trump said. "His fight was very, very courageous." Trump praised Limbaugh's "record" number of listeners and fans. "Thirty-nine million people, that's an audience you don't hear about anymore," the former president added, calling the experience for listeners "religious." "That's an audience that you don't get anymore," Trump said. "He had an insight few people had," Trump said. "He got it. He was very street smart." Trump...
    By Oliver Darcy | CNN Rush Limbaugh, the conservative media icon who for decades used his perch as the king of talk-radio to shape the politics of both the Republican Party and nation, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 70 years old. Limbaugh announced in February 2020 that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Limbaugh continued to host his show while undergoing treatment, and he told listeners that he remained hopeful he would defeat the disease. A pioneer of AM talk-radio, Limbaugh for 32 years hosted “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” a nationally-syndicated program with millions of loyal listeners that transfigured him into a partisan force and polarizing figure in American politics. In many ways, his radio show was like the big bang of the conservative media universe. “The Rush Limbaugh Show” helped popularize the political talk-radio format and usher in a generation of conservative infotainment....
    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Rush Limbaugh, the conservative media icon who for decades used his perch as the king of talk-radio to shape the politics of both the Republican Party and nation, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 70 years old.Limbaugh announced in February 2020 that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Limbaugh continued to host his show while undergoing treatment, and he told listeners that he remained hopeful he would defeat the disease.A pioneer of AM talk-radio, Limbaugh for 32 years hosted "The Rush Limbaugh Show," a nationally-syndicated program with millions of loyal listeners that transfigured him into a partisan force and polarizing figure in American politics. In many ways, his radio show was like the big bang of the conservative media universe. "The Rush Limbaugh Show" helped popularize the political talk-radio format and usher in a generation of conservative infotainment.Using his sizable platform,...
    New York (CNN Business)Rush Limbaugh, the conservative media icon who for decades used his perch as the king of talk-radio to shape the politics of both the Republican Party and nation, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 70 years old. Limbaugh announced in February 2020 that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Limbaugh continued to host his show while undergoing treatment, and he told listeners that he remained hopeful he would defeat the disease. A pioneer of AM talk-radio, Limbaugh for 32 years hosted "The Rush Limbaugh Show," a nationally-syndicated program with millions of loyal listeners that transfigured him into a partisan force and polarizing figure in American politics. In many ways, his radio show was like the big bang of the conservative media universe. "TheRush Limbaugh Show" helped popularize the political talk-radio format and usher in a generation of conservative infotainment. Using his...
    Savannah Rychcik February 17, 2021 0 Comments Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has died at the age of 70 after battling lung cancer. Kathryn, his wife, announced the news on his radio show, according to Fox news. Limbaugh announced in February of last year he was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and had started treatment for it, as IJR reported. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump awarded him the Medal of Freedom during the State of the Union address. “Rush, in recognition of all that you have done for our Nation, the millions of people a day that you speak to and inspire, and all of the incredible work that you have done for charity, I am proud to announce tonight that you will be receiving our country’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” Trump said.
    Rush Limbaugh gestures after being given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by first lady Melania Trump. Moments earlier, in a surprise, President Donald Trump announced the award during his State of the Union address on Feb. 4, 2020.Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Rush Limbaugh, the self-proclaimed "Doctor of Democracy" who led the conservative media revolution by bashing "feminazis," "environmentalist wackos," "commie libs" and prominent Black people — especially former President Barack Obama, died Wednesday. He was 70. His wife announced his death on his radio show. A day after the deadly January riot by a Trumpist mob in a bid to overturn Democrat Joe Biden's victory in the November election, Limbaugh likened the invaders of the U.S. Capitol to the Revolutionary War patriots. "There's a lot of people calling for the end of violence," Limbaugh said on his radio program. "There's a lot of conservatives, social media, who...
    Rush Limbaugh, whose wife Kathryn confirmed on Wednesday that he died this week at 70 after a yearlong and very public battle against lung cancer, was a college dropout when he began his combustible radio career, repeatedly losing gigs as a deejay and news-talk host; he spent much of 1974 jobless and living in his parents’ basement in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Almost five decades later, Limbaugh kept a fleet of black luxury sedans in his garage, including a $450,000 Maybach 57S, traveled on his private Gulfstream 550 jet, and owned a fabulous oceanfront Palm Beach estate befitting America’s biggest and most politically influential AM radio star—and surely among the richest—who ever mastered the medium. Limbaugh struggled through personal adversity, including obesity, four rocky marriages, and an addiction to opioid painkillers that earned him humiliating publicity and a criminal charge (later dropped after the completion of court-ordered therapy) of felony prescription...
    Rush Limbaugh, the monumentally influential media icon who transformed talk radio and politics in his decades behind the microphone, helping shape the modern-day Republican Party, died Wednesday at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer, his family announced. Limbaugh's wife, Kathryn, made the announcement on his radio show. The radio icon learned he had Stage IV lung cancer in January 2020 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump at the State of the Union address days later. First lady Melania Trump then presented America’s highest civilian honor to Limbaugh in an emotional moment on the heels of his devastating cancer diagnosis. "Rush Limbaugh: Thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country," President Trump said during the address. Limbaugh is considered one of the most influential media figures in American history and has played a consequential role in conservative politics since "The Rush...
    MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough mocked Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, saying that chasing him through an airport was all it took to change his mind. Scarborough attacked Graham — along with his fellow Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson — during Wednesday’s broadcast of “Morning Joe,” suggesting that they were starting a civil war within the Republican Party. (RELATED: Crowd Surrounds Sen. Lindsey Graham At Airport Chanting ‘Traitor,’ Video Shows) WATCH: Scarborough went after Johnson first, saying that the senator was “challenged” and suggesting that he was the last person who should be offering political advice to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Turning his attention to Graham, Scarborough said that the South Carolina senator had only flipped on former President Donald Trump after he was confronted by three people in an airport. “Three people chase him through an airport and he’s just freaked out ever since,” Scarborough said. “So if...
    The daughter of Kellian Conway, a former adviser to Donald Trump, is one of several candidates selected to take part in the new season of American Idol, which has become a tele hook, a company in the United States. Despite being far from Washington, Donald Trump and his entourage continue to give their opponents a cold sweat. He is now much wiser since he left the White House, and the former president of the United States has not yet caused a stir in American politics. This February 16, The millionaire has declared war on his former ally Mitch McConnell, Has called on his party to oust the Republican leader in the Senate. He is not the only one to stun a part of America. There was also talk of his former adviser, Kellianne Conway. But for a completely different reason. His daughter, Claudia Conway, is one of the participants...
    © WALTER / BESTIMAGE Donald Trump: The daughter of one of his advisers at the Tele Hook, America has been blunted The daughter of Kellian Conway, a former adviser to Donald Trump, is one of several candidates selected to take part in the new season of American Idol, which has become a tele hook, a company in the United States. Despite being far from Washington, Donald Trump and his entourage continue to pay Cold sweat to their enemies. He is now much wiser since he left the White House, and the former president of the United States has not yet caused a stir in American politics. This February 16, The millionaire has declared war on his former ally Mitch McConnell, Has called on his party to oust the Republican leader in the Senate. He is not the only one to stun a part of America....
    On Presidents’ Day, hundreds gathered on a Florida street corner with flags and signs. But they weren’t there to celebrate the current democratically elected president, nor American presidents in general. The crowd was dedicating the holiday to Donald Trump, the twice-impeached political exile who passed through the demonstrators in his motorcade and flashed a thumbs-up. Trump has been out of office for nearly a month, but some of his most diehard supporters remain convinced, falsely, that he won re-election—or at least that he will run again in 2024. Last week, after senators acquitted the ex-president of inciting the deadly mob that attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, Trump issued a statement suggesting he would re-enter the public eye. “Our historic, patriotic, and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead, I have much to share with you,” the statement read. That was exciting...
    (CNN)As he gently told a traumatized 8-year-old girl, "Don't be scared, honey. Don't be scared," Joe Biden showed that the days of presidential pandemic denial and indifference to America's suffering are over.His reassuring words to second grader Layla Salas came during a CNN town hall in Wisconsin on Tuesday night when he also tried to move the nation on from the divisive aftermath of the impeachment trial of the predecessor he referred to as "the former guy.""For four years, all that's been in the news is Trump. The next four years, I want to make sure all the news is the American people. I'm tired of talking about Trump," Biden said, depriving the ex-President of the attention he craves.RELATED: 6 takeaways from Biden's town hallThat particular moment emphasized Biden's chosen position in the center of American politics where he won the election. His unwillingness to seek public revenge against his...