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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) said Thursday on Fox News Channel that he would absolutely support former President Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 2024. McConnell said, “Well, there is a lot to happen between now and twenty-four. I’ve got at least four members that I think are planning on running for president, plus some governors and others. There is no incumbent. Should be a wide-open raise and fun for you all to cover.” Anchor Bret Baier said, “If the president was the party’s nominee would you support him?” McConnell said, “The nominee of the party? Absolutely.” McConnell says he would support Trump if he was the Republican nominee pic.twitter.com/l0hRgpcmM8 — Acyn (@Acyn) February 25, 2021 Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
    (CNN)Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he would "absolutely" support former President Donald Trump if he became the GOP presidential nominee in 2024, a notable commitment following his recent blistering critiques of the former President. While McConnell maintained that the 2024 presidential election cycle would be a "wide-open race," when pressed by Fox News' Bret Baier about supporting Trump if he captured the Republican nomination, McConnell offered, "The nominee of the party? Absolutely."The Kentucky Republican's comments come just weeks after he delivered a pointed rebuke of Trump on the Senate floor for fomenting the deadly US Capitol insurrection. Though McConnell voted to acquit Trump anyway, he called the former President's actions that preceded the riot "a disgraceful, disgraceful dereliction of duty.""Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day," McConnell said as he suggested that the former President could be subject to criminal prosecution.In response,...
    President BidenJoe BidenREAD: House Democrats' mammoth COVID-19 relief bill House panel unveils .9T relief package Nunes lawsuit against CNN thrown out MORE visited former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) Saturday after Dole was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer this week. The trip to visit Dole, who the White House called a “close friend” of the president, was unannounced and did not appear on Biden’s public schedule. It was only reported by the White House pool after Biden had already arrived to meet with the former Kansas senator and presidential candidate.  The 97-year-old Kansan said in a statement this week he was diagnosed “recently” and will start treatment on Monday. “While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that I join millions of Americans who face significant health challenges of their own,” Dole said. Biden and Dole served in the Senate together from 1973-1996. Dole served in the Senate...
    Former United States Senator and presidential nominee Bob Dole announced Thursday he has been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and will begin treatment next week. “Recently, I was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer,” Dole said in a statement shared on social media. “My first treatment will begin on Monday. While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that I join millions of Americans who face significant health challenges of their own.” STATEMENT BY SENATOR BOB DOLE ON HEALTH CHALLENGES pic.twitter.com/ndRxqNWb30 — Senator Bob Dole (@SenatorDole) February 18, 2021 Dole, the 97-year-old former Kansas senator who also served in WWII, drew the attention of millions of Americans when he received assistance to stand from his wheelchair to pay respect and salute former President George H.W. Bush as he laid in state at the Capitol Rotunda after his passing in 2018. Dole later discussed his salute of former...
    Bob Dole, the longtime US senator from Kansas and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, announced Thursday that he has an advanced form of lung cancer and will undergo treatment."Recently, I was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. My first treatment will begin Monday," Dole, 97, wrote on Twitter. "While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that I join millions of Americans who face significant health challenges of their own."Dole, who was seriously wounded during World War II, has suffered a series of health ailments in previous years. In 1991, he received surgery for prostate cancer, received abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery in 2001, was hospitalized in 2005 after a fall in his home and was treated for a leg infection in 2009.In addition to his unsuccessful bid for the White House in 1996, Dole also ran for president in 1980 and 1988 but was not nominated. He was President...
    More On: bob dole Bob Dole accuses debates commission of bias, claims system rigged against Trump Bob Dole, 95, salutes casket carrying George H.W. Bush Bob Dole organized Trump’s controversial phone call with Taiwan What a candidate for VP can — and shouldn’t — do Bob Dole, the 97-year-old former Republican senator and 1996 presidential candidate, announced Thursday that he is battling lung cancer. “Recently, I was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. My first treatment will begin on Monday,” Dole said on Twitter. “While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that I join millions of Americans who face significant health challenges of their own,” he added. Dole represented Kansas in the US Senate from 1969 to 1996. He was the GOP leader during the final 11 years of his tenure. He served in the House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969. Dole also was the Republican presidential nominee in the 1996 election, and the vice presidential...
    The United States Chamber of Commerce is backing President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Neera Tanden, who has deep financial ties to billionaire George Soros, Wall Street firms, and Silicon Valley’s biggest tech corporations. In a letter to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Chamber’s senior vice president of public affairs, Jack Howard, wrote that the business group supports Tanden’s nomination and called her a “well-qualified” candidate for the job with “an established track record of engagement with the business community.” “Ms. Tanden has had a distinguished career,” the Chamber’s letter to Senators states: She has served as President and CEO of the Center for American Progress think tank for the past ten years. She also served in various roles in the Clinton and Obama Administrations and in the United States Senate. Her broad perspective and experience will...
    (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden will introduce former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg as his nominee for transportation secretary at an event in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday. If confirmed by the US Senate, Buttigieg would be the first LGBTQ Cabinet secretary approved by the chamber. Buttigieg's selection also represents the first time the President-elect has tapped one of his former Democratic presidential opponents to join his administration as a Cabinet secretary. The role of transportation secretary is expected to play a central part in Biden's push for a bipartisan infrastructure package. Buttigieg spearheaded a number of infrastructure projects as mayor, and as a presidential candidate, Buttigieg proposed a $1 trillion infrastructure plan. The former mayor is seen as a rising star in the Democratic primary and rose to national prominence during the 2020 Democratic primary. Once an unknown mayor of a small city, Buttigieg became a top presidential contender and made history...
    GAFFE-PRONE Joe Biden appeared to have become confused about the name and the title of one of the members of his coronavirus team. The 77-year-old President-elect mispronounced Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra's name before saying he planned to appoint him to the role of "Secretary of Health and Education Services".  Biden botched the announcement of his new appointment at his event in Wilmington, Delaware  Biden is famed for his slip-ups and he even refers to himself as a ‘gaffe-machine’ Bungling Biden botched the announcement at an event in Wilmington, Delaware, as he read a teleprompter.  Mispronouncing both his surname and the health department's title, the next US president said: "For Secretary of Health and Education Services, I nominate Xavier Bacheria. "You know, Xavier Becerra... excuse me." Republicans were quick to mock the slip-up on social media.  Republican National Committee (RNC) member, Steve Guest, wrote: "Joe Biden...
    GAFFE-PRONE JOE Biden appeared to have become confused about the name and the title of one of the members of his coronavirus team. The President-elect mispronounced Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra's name before he said he planned to appoint him to the role of “Secretary of Health and Education Services”.  Biden botched the announcement at his event in Wilmington, Delaware  Biden is famed for his slip-ups and he refers to himself as a ‘gaffe-machine’ Bungling Biden botched the announcement at an event in Wilmington, Delaware, as he read a teleprompter.  Mispronouncing both his surname and the health department's title, the next US president said: “For Secretary of Health and Education Services, I nominate Xavier Bacheria.” 'You know, Xavier Becerra... excuse me.” Republicans were quick to mock the slip-up on social media.  Republican National Committee (RNC) member, Steve Guest, wrote: “Joe Biden defeated AGAIN by the Teleprompter. ...
    After a half-century in elective politics and three presidential bids, Joe Biden has finally won the White House. The Fox News Decision Desk projected on Saturday 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 defeat President Trump and capture the presidency. ELECTION 2020 LIVE UPDATES: FOX NEWS PROJECTS BIDEN WINS PRESIDENCY "I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris," Biden said in a statement. "In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America." Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Biden was able to succeed where his past bids for the White House fell...
    Residents of cities all across the country took to the streets to cheer following Saturday's announcement that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had defeated Republican incumbent President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.  Biden, 77, will be the 46th president of the United States.  California Sen. Kamala Harris, the vice presidential nominee, will join the former vice president in the White House come January. Harris, 56, is America's first female, first Black, and first South Asian vice president-elect. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP The Biden-Harris victory came after more than three days of uncertainty in the contest as election officials quickly worked to sort through a historic surge of mail-in and provisional ballots that delayed the process.  Biden crossed the 270 Electoral College vote threshold with a win in Pennsylvania, the Fox News Decision Desk projected.  President Trump, however, has refused to concede, vowing further legal action on ballot counting. Biden and Harris are...
    (CNN)Kamala Harris, who on Saturday became America's first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect, represents a new face of political power after an election all about who wields power and how they use it. The California senator's history-making win also represents the millions of women in the demographics -- often overlooked, historically underrepresented and systematically ignored -- who are now the recipients of that new power for the first time in the country's 200-plus-year history.Harris and President-elect Joe Biden's victory as projected by CNN, arrives days after a prolonged vote count reflecting a deeply divided electorate. It symbolizes a bookend to the Trump era, which followed the first Black US President and was buoyed social ills including White supremacy. Harris' triumph, in particular, marks a new high point in a career of barrier-breaking accomplishments, from San Francisco district attorney to California attorney general to just the second-ever...
    Loading the player... Joe Biden says he is already preparing to assume the presidency even though he has not been declared the winner in his race against President Donald Trump. “I want people to know we’re not waiting to get the work done,” he said late Friday in remarks to the nation. Biden said he and his running mate, Kamala Harris, have held briefings on the coronavirus and the economy this week as the U.S. records record daily cases. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, joined by vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), speaks one day after Americans voted in the presidential election, on November 04, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden spoke as votes are still being counted in his tight race against incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump which remains too close to call. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) He noted nearly 240,000 people have died from the pandemic...
    The Secret Service has been sent to Delaware to increase the amount of protection around Joe Biden after the campaign for the Democratic nominee noted they would be requiring use of the Wilmington convention center for at least one more day with suggestions that the former Vice President could make a major speech on Friday.  Although the Secret Service does not publicly discuss its security arrangements for the president or the candidates it protects, dozens of agents are currently providing security for the Biden campaign at the Chase Center at the Riverfront convention center in Wilmington. Biden's additional security would begin on Friday, however it is not the full protective detail that would normally accompany a president-elect, but it is more elevated than his current setup. The Secret Service has been asked to continue its assignment surrounding Joe Biden for another day with suggestions of a 'big announcement' later...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks about health care at Beech Woods Recreation Center October 16, 2020 in Southfield,m Michigan.Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is projected to win the state of Michigan, NBC News reported Wednesday. Michigan has 16 Electoral College votes. Polling averages had indicated Biden held a lead in the state. The state voted for Republican presidential candidates from 1972 to1988 before flipping to Democratic winners from 1992 to 2012. Then in 2016, Trump narrowly defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Michigan by just 0.2% — the closest popular vote margin of any state that election. This is breaking news. Check back for updates.Related Tags Hillary Clinton Breaking News: Politics Politics White House Donald Trump
    Twitter users continue to spread racist falsehoods about the Democratic vice presidential nominee. Long before Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced her as his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was the target of widespread online misinformation. Social media posts included racist claims that she was ineligible to serve in the White House or that she was lying about her Black and Indian heritage. Her mother is from India and her father from Jamaica. Since being named to the presidential ticket, Harris has been at the center of online misinformation campaigns four times as much as the white men who campaigned for the job in the last four years, according to a report from media intelligence firm Zignal Labs shared exclusively with The Associated Press.
    After months of campaigning, Election Day has arrived and America will decide whether it is Donald Trump or Joe Biden who spends the next four years in the White House. While it has been almost 30 years since an incumbent has been defeated and prevented from serving a second term, the former Vice President will like his chances. Polls currently show him as the close but clear favorite, as reported by The Washington Post. However, if a few toss-up states swing to Trump, Biden could be looking at a long night, one that could stretch well beyond Election Day. Biden Has Multiple Paths To Victory   Alex Wong / Getty Images While Trump’s path to reelection is the same narrow route that requires holding onto narrow margins in swing states, Biden has several options. If results follow the current polling, Biden will reverse the narrow losses suffered by Hilary...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A new Monmouth University poll has former Vice President Joe Biden with a 5-point to 7-point lead over President Donald Trump among likely voters in Pennsylvania. The findings of the poll show that Joe Biden has found backing from young voters and people of color that is helping him to offset the gains of President Trump among senior voters and the most competitive counties in the commonwealth. The poll also reveals that more voters trust Joe Biden to handle the Coronavirus pandemic than President Trump. According to the poll results, Joe Biden leads President Trump by a 51% to 44% margin among likely voters, if vote turnout is high. Related stories: Latest Monmouth U. Poll Shows Joe Biden’s Lead Over President Trump Grows To 12-Points Among Likely Pa. Voters Former VP Joe Biden Holds Lead Over President Trump Among All Registered Voters...
    White House again goes after Fauci, Trump hits five battleground states: Live election updates Man Utd legend Charlton diagnosed with dementia: reports I Can't Believe This Social Security Bonus Was So Easy Ad Microsoft Americans Are Obsessed With New Blanket That Puts You To Sleep In Minutes Ad Microsoft 23 New Gadgets That Will Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/19 SLIDES © Kyle Dubiel/NBC "Saturday Night Live" has been delivering laughs ahead of the 2020 presidential election thanks to the talents of its A-list guest stars: Jim Carrey as former vice president-turned-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Maya Rudolph as as...
    (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday, his campaign said in a statement. (Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt in Flint, Michigan; Editing by Leslie Adler) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States, coronavirus
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Kamala Harris made her first visit to Texas Friday since becoming the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee. As she walked on stage at the First St. John Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Harris said, “What’s up Fort Worth?” The California Senator praised the record early voting in Texas, where more than 9,000,000 people had cast their ballots through Thursday. During her rally before more than 200 supporters, she urged them not to stop. “This is no time to let up on the pedal, right.” Kamala Harris campaigns in Fort Worth (credit: CBSDFW.COM) Harris criticized President Donald Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It didn’t have to be this bad,” Harris said. She said Joe Biden will bring the country back together. “We have a choice in this election to elect Joe Biden who says we are a first order of priority to unify our country,” she said....
    Joe Biden's brother Jim has refused to answer questions about the family's dealings with China, asked on his doorstep by Fox News. The camera crew saw Jim, seven years younger than Joe, arrive back at a house in Maryland, which Fox said was linked to him in public records.   'I don't want to comment about anything,' Jim said, as the Fox News reporter yelled questions from the street.  Asked if he cared to answer questions, Jim said: 'Nope.' Jim has been thrust into the spotlight as a result of questions asked about a company, Sinohawk, which he founded with his nephew Hunter - Joe's son. Fox News Privacy Policy Jim Biden was spotted by a Fox News crew in Maryland on Wednesday Joe Biden and his brother Jim are pictured in October 2008, on the campaign trail Joe Biden is watched in Iowa by wife Jill,...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told reporters that he plans to cast his vote in the 2020 election later on Wednesday. (Reporting by Ernest Scheyder in Wilmington, Delaware; editing by Jonathan Oatis) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States
    Billionaire Mike Bloomberg plans to fund a $15 million ad blitz in two key election battleground states the week leading up to the presidential election, the New York Times reported. A spokesperson for the former Democratic presidential candidate told the Times on Tuesday that Bloomberg would use his super PAC, Independence USA, to air ads in Texas and Georgia. Bloomberg’s aid, Howard Wolfson, said the former New York City mayor views the battleground states as opportunities to expand the electoral college map, according to NYT. “We believe that Florida will go down to the wire, and we were looking for additional opportunities to expand the map,” Wolfson said. “Texas and Ohio present the best opportunities to do that, in our view.” Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York City mayor, is funding a last-minute advertising blitz to bolster Joe Biden in Texas and Ohio after private polling found that President...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden grilled Donald Trump Thursday night about the whereabouts of his tax returns. In Thursday night's debate, Donald Trump repeatedly leveled accusations of financial corruption at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, among them unverified claims of Biden's son Hunter receiving $3.5 million from the Russian government. Biden categorically denied Trump's vague and unspecific claims that he has taken money from foreign entities. "I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life," he said.
    The current political system is designed to squelch truly independent voices, Libertarian Party presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen argued on "Your World" Thursday ahead of the second debate between President Trump and Joe Biden. "We keep hearing it's two old rich White guys, but that's the least of it," Jorgensen, a psychology professor at Clemson University in South Carolina, told host Neil Cavuto. "The biggest problem is they both want to spend our money. They both want to make our decisions. Neither one has an answer to our crushing health care problem and neither one is going to bring the troops home. I can see why they don't want me on stage." When asked by Cavuto about the possibility that the government will require Americans to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, Jorgensen said that issue speaks well to the stark difference between the pair of mainstream parties and her own. "The other two parties give us ... one-size-fits-all. So, you know, let's...
    Supporters of the former vice president and his running mate, Kamala Harris, face growing harassment as the election nears. A Maryland man was arrested last week on federal charges for making violent threats toward Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, according to local prosecutors, the latest in a line of threatening incidents against the candidates and their supporters. James Dale Reed was caught leaving a graphic and violent letter on a doorstep Oct. 4, the incident captured by a doorbell camera installed on the homeowners' porch. "Warning!" it read in big, bold letters.
    WASHINGTON – Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he's voted in the Nov. 3 election — but not for the leader of his party. "I did not vote for President Trump,” the Utah senator told CNN. He did not say whom he did vote for. It was the latest chapter in the bitter history between the two men, who represent two wings of the modern Republican Party. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, has said publicly that the New York real estate magnate is unfit for the presidency. In 2016, Romney wrote in the name of his wife, Ann, rather than vote for Donald Trump, the GOP presidential nominee. Then, President-elect Trump appeared to court Romney for secretary of state, culminating in a now-famous photo of the two eating dinner in New York. Trump later said he was trying to humiliate Romney, and the Cabinet post instead...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he’s voted in the Nov. 3 election — but not for the leader of his party. “I did not vote for President Trump,” the Utah senator told CNN. He did not say whom he did vote for. It was the latest chapter in the bitter history between the two men, who represent two wings of the modern Republican Party. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, has said publicly that the New York real estate magnate is unfit for the presidency. In 2016, Romney wrote in the name of his wife, Ann, rather than vote for Donald Trump, the GOP presidential nominee. Then, President-elect Trump appeared to court Romney for secretary of state, culminating in a now-famous photo of the two eating dinner in New York. Trump later said he was trying to humiliate Romney, and the Cabinet post...
    CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju tweeted on Wednesday that Utah Sen. Mitt Romney revealed he had already cast his vote for the forthcoming election, and it wasn’t for Donald Trump. “I did not vote for President Trump,” the GOP lawmaker allegedly said. Nevertheless, Raju claimed that Romney would not reveal whether he cast his ballot for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden or wrote another person in. Romney’s decision drew a mixed reaction on social media, with some noting that he expressed support for the head of state’s Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett. “When Romney votes to confirm Trump’s SCOTUS nominee he is voting for Trump,” one critic wrote. “Didn’t vote for him but happy to ram through his justice nomination. Got it,” tweeted another. “Must tell him if he votes for Barrett, he’s effectively voting for Trump to steal the election,” another chimed in. Others assumed that Romney...
    Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyPoll: Trump, Biden tied in Georgia McConnell says he would give Trump-backed coronavirus deal a vote in Senate Trump tells Fox he wants bigger relief deal as Pelosi's deadline nears MORE (R-Utah) did not vote for President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE in this year's election, his office confirmed to The Hill. Romney's office did not say, however, whether he voted for Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE. The Utah senator, who has regularly criticized Trump, last week rebuked the president for refusing...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, whose committee investigated Hunter Biden’s business dealings, should be “ashamed” for claiming that Biden and his son profited off the former vice president’s influence. During an interview Tuesday on WISN 12 in Milwaukee, Biden was asked whether there was any legitimacy to a statement released Monday by Johnson on Senate Homeland Security Committee letterhead, saying the Biden family profited off his name and faulting the media for “suppressing” the story. “None whatsoever,” Biden said. “This is the same garbage Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s henchman. It’s a last ditch effort in this desperate campaign to smear me and my family,” he continued. The Post reported last Wednesday on a trove of emails found on Hunter Biden’s laptop that show his father was aware of his business dealings in Ukraine and China. “Even the man who served with him on that committee… The...
    Fox News host Jesse Watters described why he believes “the tide is turning” in the 2020 presidential race after what he called a solid week for President Donald Trump. “The tide is turning,” Watters declared to begin Saturday night’s “Watters’ World” after Trump had just finished wrapping up a campaign rally in Wisconsin. “This was the week that changed the race. President Trump is on course for reelection just if he can maintain this momentum.” WATCH: The Fox News host began with a history lesson from 2016, describing how a “similar series of events,” helped Trump in the last presidential race. “Four years later, here we are again,” said Watters. “The same dynamic is happening. The confluence of events is redirecting the campaign in Trump’s favor and he’s taking advantage of it.” Watters described Trump’s recovery from coronavirus and return to the campaign trail, Vice President Mike Pence’s debate...
    Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post’s bombshell exposé on son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings during his 90-minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening. Moderator George Stephanopoulos and undecided voters asked the Democratic nominee about everything from mandating a COVID-19 vaccine to how he’d handle a defeat on Nov. 3, but no one pressed Biden on newly unearthed emails which showed Hunter Biden selling access to his then-vice president dad. It was Biden’s first televised interview since The Post made public a tranche of documents from a laptop which allegedly belonged to Biden’s oft-troubled son. Among the emails on the hard drive was one which indicated Hunter Biden introduced his father to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm who was at the time under investigation before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine to fire that prosecutor a year later. Instead,...
    Democrats largely avoided directly asking Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett about her Catholic faith during four days of confirmation hearings this week. Senators asked Barrett about her views on Roe v. Wade, abortion in general, illegal immigration, the Nov. 3 presidential election and other hot-button issues but stayed away from asking the nominee about her Catholicism. "I am thankful that the ad hominem attacks of the past on Judge Barrett’s faith were absent this week, and I hope that is because our elected leaders are learning that such attacks are out of step with the Americans they are there to serve," Travis Wussow, vice president for public policy and general counsel at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, told Fox News. Wussow added that the hearings this week need "to be a reminder that people of faith in this country vote for Republicans and Democrats, and religious discrimination has no place in the...
    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow took a jab at NBC News Wednesday evening and asked Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris if she is just as mad as “everybody else” about President Donald Trump’s upcoming town hall. NBC News reportedly angered many “talent and staff” after agreeing to host a Trump town hall Thursday, which coincides with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s town hall on ABC News. The town halls are in lieu of a debate, which was cancelled after Trump objected to a virtual format due to his positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Maddow appeared to allude to this frustration Wednesday, bringing the topic up to Harris and wondering how she felt about the competing events. (RELATED: NBC, MSNBC And CNBC ‘Talent And Staff’ Are Reportedly Frustrated And Angry Over Upcoming Trump Town Hall) “Are you as mad as everybody else is that NBC is doing a town hall with President Trump tomorrow instead...
    Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah on Tuesday issued a strong rebuke of the current tone of American politics saying they have become "a vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass" and roundly criticizing President Donald Trump for several of his recent comments which included insulting Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris."I'm troubled by our politics, as it has moved away from spirited debate to a vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass that is unbecoming of any free nation -- let alone the birthplace of modern democracy," Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, wrote in a statement in which he also called out Democrats for their own behavior and rhetoric."The President calls the Democratic vice presidential candidate 'a monster;' he repeatedly labels the speaker of the house 'crazy;' he calls for the Justice Department to put the prior president in jail; he attacks the governor of Michigan on the very day a plot is...
    Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah is stressing that the country’s politics has “moved away from the spirited debate to a vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass that is unbecoming of any free nation.” And the 2012 GOP presidential nominee warns that the "rabid attacks kindle the conspiracy mongers and the haters" to launch "dangerous action” such as the recent kidnapping plot against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. ROMNEY SAYS HE SUPPORTS MOVING FOWARD WITH TRUMP'S SUPREME COURT NOMINEE Romney, the most vocal Republican critic of President Trump in Congress, took to Twitter on Tuesday to take aim at the president. “The President calls the Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate 'a monster;' he repeatedly labels the Speaker of the House 'crazy;' he calls for the Justice Department to put the prior President in jail;” Romney wrote. And he stressed that the president “attacks the Governor of Michigan on the very day a plot is discovered to kidnap...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday he is “not a fan of court packing” after spending weeks refusing to answer reporters’ questions on whether or not he would support adding seats to the Supreme Court if elected president. “Look what I want them to focus on, as I’ve respectfully suggested, court packing is going on now,” Biden told Local 12’s Kyle Inskeep on Monday evening. (RELATED: Joy Behar Says Biden Should Stonewall Voters, Democrats Should Pack The Court) HEBRON, KY – OCTOBER 12: Wearing a face mask to reduce the risk posed by the coronavirus, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden talks to reporters before departing Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport October 12, 2020 in Hebron, Kentucky. With 21 days until the election, Biden campaigned in Toledo and Cincinnati. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) “Never before when an election has already begun and millions of votes already cast, has it —...
    Amy McGrath, the Marine Corps combat pilot and Democratic candidate attempting to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGraham dismisses calls to delay Barrett confirmation hearings Pelosi calls Trump administration policies on testing and tracing inadequate Durbin: Republicans have been 'packing the court for the past three and a half years, and they brag about it' MORE (R-Ky.), avoided answering a question on Monday about whether she would support expanding the number of judges on the Supreme Court as some Democrats have suggested. “I think we should be working on unpacking the Senate,” she said, accusing her opponent of having “polarized and made this partisan mess of a Supreme Court so bad.”  In dodging the question, McGrath joined other Democrats, including presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump asks campaign to schedule daily events for him until election: report White House pushes to hold next week's canceled debate Trump hoping...
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Democrat Joe Biden’s running mate for vice president, skipped a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for United States Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett despite attending a number of indoor events on the campaign trail. During her remarks on the first day of Barrett’s confirmation process, Harris blasted the hearing as “reckless” in the face of “a deadly, airborne virus,” referring to the Chinese coronavirus crisis. “This hearing has brought together more than 50 people to sit inside of a closed-door room for hours while our nation is facing a deadly, airborne virus,” Harris said through a monitor as she sat in her office in California. “This committee has ignored common sense requests to keep people safe, including not requiring testing for all members despite a coronavirus outbreak among senators of this very committee,” Harris continued. “… The decision to hold this hearing now is reckless and...
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had a tough time on Monday when she experienced technical issues while trying to remotely participate in Amy Coney Barrett’s Senate confirmation hearings.  Harris spoke over a loud echo as she asked, “Can you hear me?” She then began her opening remarks but was interrupted by Sen. Lindey Graham, R-S.C., who informed Harris that nobody could see her.   HARRIS RIPS BARRETT CONFIRMATION PROCESS AS 'ILLEGITIMATE,' CLAIMS NOMINEE WILL 'UNDO' GINSBURG'S LEGACY  Graham then bought some time by congratulating Harris for being selected to serve as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate as the technical issues were attended to.   “There we go,” Graham eventually said.   “Can you see me now?” Harris responded as Graham informed her that everything was working and she could have the floor.   TRUMP LOOMS LARGE IN BARRETT HEARING AS HARRIS, DEMS SOUND ALARMS OVER OBAMACARE, ELECTION, CORONAVIRUS She asked again if Graham could see her and hear her ...
    (Reuters) - Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Monday tested negative for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, his campaign said in a brief statement. The former vice president was campaigning in Ohio ahead of the Nov. 3 election. President Donald Trump, who announced 10 days ago that he had tested positive for coronavirus, was set to hold his first rally since his diagnosis on Monday after saying he was no longer infectious. (Reporting by Joseph Ax, Editing by Franklin Paul) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is in Toledo, Ohio on Monday to give remarks about the economy in a campaign event. His remarks will be livestreamed in the video player above. If there is not a livestream available, check back at a later time. Biden is in Toledo, Ohio, but his traveling press pool is not. He travels with two planes, a departure from most recent major party nominees. The campaign attributes the setup to COVID-19 protocols. One of the Biden campaign planes is for the candidate, his staff and Secret Service detail. The other is for the reporters, photographers and videographers who cover his campaign, along with one senior Biden aide and a Secret Service agent. But on Monday morning, the press plane had a malfunction and remained grounded in Wilmington, Delaware. Because Biden’s plane always takes off first, the candidate was on his way to Ohio....
    WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday before a campaign trip to Pennsylvania, his aides said in a statement. (Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt in Wilmington, Delaware, and Jan Wolfe in Washington; Editing by Marguerita Choy) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at a carpenters union in Phoenix, Arizona, October 8, 2020.Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Joe Biden's presidential campaign has broken the $500 million mark on his ad spending in its fight against President Donald Trump.  The campaign has spent that amount on TV, digital and radio ads since the start of the year, according to ad tracking firm Advertising Analytics.  The amount includes what the former vice president spent in his successful battle in the Democratic primaries.  Since he won the nomination, Biden's campaign has opened up its checkbooks to target voters through ad buys in key states such as Ohio, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida, Wisconsin and Texas.  Trump, on the other hand, has gone dark in certain states and shifted his campaigns TV ad spending toward Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.  The two are vying for supremacy with...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson criticized Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris's claim of being a "person of faith." Harris said Wednesday that she and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden were people of faith after Vice President Mike Pence chided critics of President Trump's third Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, for her Catholic faith. On Thursday, Carlson blasted the claim as a tactic of identity politics used to win elections. "First of all, Joe Biden and I are both people of faith. And it's insulting to suggest that we would knock anyone for their faith," Harris said at the vice presidential debate on Wednesday. "Oh, come on. A person of faith now? How? What exactly does Kamala Harris worship apart from power? Honestly, we'd like to know. If you know, tell us," Carlson said. "She seems like the most secular candidate ever to run for...
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    Ahead of Wednesday’s vice presidential debate, Mother Jones reporter Tim Murphy argued that Mike Pence’s debate strategy thus far in his career involves lying “a lot.” Murphy pointed to the 2016 vice-presidential debates to support his argument and suggested that this tactic would resurface at Wednesday’s event against 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Kamala Harris. “Over and over again, to the visible frustration of his Democratic opponent, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Pence returned to the same circular tactic when confronted with his own nominee’s words. First, a disappointed shake of the head and a flat-out denial, then a denial that he was in denial, and finally a vigorous promise to defend Trump should he ever be presented with anything the candidate actually said.” Although Murphy argued that the Pence-Harris debate would not likely be earth-shattering or memorable, he noted that it could still be “revealing.” “His 2016 performance foreshadowed the ways...
    Vice President Mike Pence has spent his entire career preparing for Wednesday night’s debate with 2020 Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, and his performance could determine the political fates of both himself and President Donald Trump. Pence, whom Trump originally tapped in 2016 to serve as a counterbalance to his own bombastic style, is the picture of a Reagan Republican. He’s polished, delivers carefully crafted words specifically designed to deflect difficult questions, and has been a constant figure in the conservative movement — at multiple levels of government and on radio airwaves — since the 1980s. In many ways, he’s the anti-Trump and is uniquely equipped to square off against Harris, whom the Trump campaign has painted as actively driving former Vice President Joe Biden toward the progressive end of the Democratic caucus and the party’s heir come apparent. (EXCLUSIVE: Mike Pence Won’t Rule Out Running For President In...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris meet Wednesday night in Utah for their only debate, an encounter being breathlessly described in some quarters as “the most consequential vice presidential debate in American political history.” This might be the lowest bar in the history of American political hyperbole. Vice presidential debates have only been a regular event since 1984, and like much of 1980’s pop culture have left negligible historical imprint. The consensus “most memorable” moment came in the 1988 snoozefest between Democratic nominee Lloyd Bentsen and Republican Dan Quayle, when Bentsen pounced on Quayle comparing his experience with that of John F. Kennedy when he sought the presidency in 1960: “You’re no Jack Kennedy.” Riveting. And while vice presidential debates can sometimes provide an amusing diversion for political junkies, there’s no evidence they have any impact on the election. A 2012 Gallup study found that...
    As Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris prepare to take their socially distant places on a Salt Lake City debate stage Wednesday evening, one major question looms — if Biden wins the presidency, is this the first stop on the Harris 2024 campaign tour? Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has not confirmed whether he will pursue a second term should he win the election in November, and he said on the campaign trail in March that he is a bridge rather than the future of the country. This could leave the door open for Harris in 2024 if not before. A Rasmussen poll, conducted prior to Biden’s formal nomination Aug. 18, found 59% of respondents are unsure whether Biden will finish a full term. The Aug. 10 poll also indicated 49% of Democratic voters think Biden’s VP pick will finish the term, compared to 73% of...
    (CNN)Kamala Harris and Mike Pence will be the two candidates on the debate stage in Utah on Wednesday night, but the California senator's goal is to make the contest all about the man who isn't there: President Donald Trump.Harris, according to multiple Democrats familiar with her debate strategy, is preparing for the highest profile moment in her political career by studying both Trump and Pence's past positions, speaking with people who either know Pence well or have debated him in the past and preparing for a vice president who, unlike his boss, doesn't show much emotion on the debate stage.Visit CNN's Election Center for full coverage of the 2020 raceBut the goal, the sources said, is to make the debate about more than Pence and focus the conversation on Trump's mishandling of the coronavirus, much like Biden tried to do a week earlier."Even though it is a vice presidential debate,...
    Hours ahead of the vice presidential debate between California Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence, Elle released a cover story on the Democratic vice presidential nominee's optimism and "the fight for justice and freedom she's been waging since birth." Part of the magazine's Women in Politics series, the interview grounds Harris's political life in her childhood as she grew up as a black and Indian American child — following her path from growing up in Oakland to becoming a prosecutor, a senator, and now, the Democratic vice presidential nominee. The story documents her "get things done" attitude — whether that was getting a hold of former White House chief of staff John Kelly in the first months of her tenure in the Senate or getting white people to "fight harder against racist systems and actions" by showing them "how racism also hurts them." As November 3rd looms,...
    Democratic presidential nominee will participate in the next debate as scheduled, according to campaign senior adviser Symone Sanders. In an interview with CNN host Jake Tapper on State of the Union, Sanders said Biden is "looking forward" to the next presidential debate scheduled for Oct. 15 in Miami, Florida, and hopes President Trump will feel well enough to participate. "We are looking forward to the debate," Sanders said. "It’s a town hall and, as you know, vice president Biden loves a good town hall. And we are hoping President Trump can participate. We hope that he's medically able to participate, and that is up to his doctors to clear him. But Joe Biden will be at that debate." The Biden campaign's promise to attend the next debate throws the future of the debate schedule into Trump's hands as questions continue to be raised over his present...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden has tested negative for Coronavirus. This comes after President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19 early Friday morning. On Wednesday, Biden was in the Pittsburgh area, making several stops at train stations, while riding from Ohio through Pennsylvania following the first Presidential debate on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Jon Delano/KDKA) Related stories: Pres. Donald Trump And First Lady Melania Trump Test Positive For Coronavirus Local Officials Offer Encouragement To President Trump & First Lady Following Positive COVID Tests Vice President Mike Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence Test Negative For Coronavirus
    BEDFORD, N.H. – Nikki Haley says some of the incoming fire directed at Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is unfair and criticized Democratic senators “who refuse to even meet with her.” Haley, a former Republican governor of South Carolina who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during the first two years of President Trump’s tenure in the White House, also urged Trump to “let Joe Biden talk” at the upcoming second presidential debate in Miami because she claimed the Democratic presidential nominee “steps in it” when he talks. It wasn't clear, however, if President Trump's overnight coronavirus diagnosis would affect his plans to participate in the next debate. THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT NIKKI HALEY Haley, who’s considered a potential contender for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, told Fox News during an interview Thursday while campaigning for Trump and fellow Republicans in the battleground state of New Hampshire, that “it would be...
    THE US is just weeks away from finding its next president, with Donald Trump and Joe Biden battling it out to become the next leader of the United States. But as Donald Trump tests positive for coronavirus, we ask: What happens if a candidate is ill or dies before an election? ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 1The US presidential election is just weeks awayCredit: Alamy What happens if a presidential candidate dies before an election?  If a US presidential candidate dies between the popular vote and the meeting of the Electoral College - the body which is formed every four years for electing the president and vice president of the United States - the parties will try to replace the candidate. If the candidate that dies is on the winning presidential ticket, it's still the party's responsibility to provide a new...
    During a bonus episode of her recently launched podcast, You and Me Both, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton offered some advice to current nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris. As reported by Breitbart, Clinton warned Harris — who is the first woman of color nominated for a major party ticket — that she would likely face attacks on her “status as a woman.” “And I think you should also be prepared for, you know, the slights, the efforts to diminish you, you personally, you as a woman who’s about to be our next vice president,” Clinton said. “So I do think that there will be a lot of maneuvering on the other side to try to put you in a box.” Clinton also said that Donald Trump and Mike Pence would spread any kind of misinformation to benefit their chances of re-election in November. “Like, ‘What a great...
    President Donald Trump courted Catholic voters amid a feud with the church when he and Democratic rival Joe Biden addressed the Al Smith dinner Thursday night. The two presidential contenders sent video taped remarks after the 75th annual dinner that benefits Catholic charities went virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Trump's remarks come after Pope Francis refused to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo amid tensions between the administration and the Catholic church over the Vatican's plans to renew an agreement with the Chinese government on Church operations in that country.  Trump, in excerpts of his remarks released by the White House, will praise the Catholic community for its work during the coronavirus pandemic.  This year's dinner is dedicated to the essential workers who kept the city running and cared for the sick during COVID. 'As President, I want to thank the Catholic community for the magnificent generosity you showed in America's...
    Michelle Obama feels your debate pain. The former first lady said she sympathizes with voters who may have been “turned off” by the chaotic first presidential debate between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden — but she is urging Americans to “turn those feelings into action.” “It’s the only way we can get out of this chaos and restore some stability to this country. You can start by reaching out to everyone you know. Make sure they’re registered. Make sure they know how and when they’re going to vote,” Obama told her 17 million followers on Twitter and 42 million followers on Instagram. The debate in Cleveland on Tuesday has been referred to as a “dumpster fire” and a “s—storm” after the two candidates talked over each other in a maddening cacophony as Fox News host Chris Wallace struggled to maintain control. The presidential debate commission is now even...
    By Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s stark expectation that the Supreme Court will intervene to “look at the ballots” in what he calls a rigged election casts new questions Wednesday on the Senate’s rush to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the vacant seat before Nov. 3. Barrett was on Capitol Hill for a second day meeting with senators ahead of confirmation hearings as lawmakers of both parties brace for the potential of delayed election night results or a disputed presidential election that lands before the high court. Rather than lead Americans to uphold voting traditions, Trump is sowing seeds of doubt by insisting throughout the first presidential debate with Joe Biden that the election will be fraudulent if he is not re-elected, even though voter fraud is rare in the United States. One analysis found Americans were more likely to be struck...
    After weeks of preparation and anticipation, the first of three presidential debates is now over. Democratic nominee and former vice president Joe Biden and the Republican incumbent nominee, President Donald Trump, met face-to-face on the same stage for the first time during this election year and debated various issues and questions posed by moderator Chris Wallace. So, what did you think of responses and ideas presented by Biden and Trump? Let us know your reaction by clicking on an emoji below each statement that was made. Graham Media Group 2020
    2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden said Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is a very fine person. During the first Presidential debate, Biden was asked about Trump’s decision to appoint a Supreme Court justice before the November election. Biden also broke with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democrats who have refused to meet with Barrett. In a Sunday letter to House Democrats, Pelosi mentioned they must win enough seats in the House in order to ensure the presidential election can be handled by them if there are any issues. Fox News reported that the 12th Amendment says congressional delegations in the House decide the next president if neither receives a 270 Electoral College vote majority. “I’m fine with Amy Coney Barrett as a person and a nominee,” Biden said Tuesday night. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in the...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris both released their 2019 tax returns Tuesday ahead of the first 2020 presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio. The move is a response to a series of stories published Sunday by The New York Times, detailing how President Donald Trump has reported losses across his various businesses to offset paying any federal income taxes for the better part of two decades. He paid just $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017 while campaigning and during his first year in office. (RELATED: New Poll Gives Biden Commanding Leads Both Nationally And In Pennsylvania) WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – AUGUST 20: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, his wife Dr. Jill Biden, Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris and her husband Douglas Emhoff raise their arms on stage outside the Chase Center after Biden delivered his acceptance speech on the fourth night...
    President Trump faces off with Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Cleveland on Tuesday night in the first of three presidential debates. The showdown promises to be filled with personal grievances as much as stark policy differences, with each candidate trying to gain the upper hand. The revelation that Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017 injects a fresh attack line for Biden, who is also certain to go after the president’s record in handling COVID-19 and America’s place as the country with the highest death toll in the world. Trump and his campaign have spent months portraying Biden as frail and prone to verbal stumbles. But the Democratic nominee held his own in the primary race, and Trump must land some serious blows if he is to start overhauling the challenger's lead in national polls. This is how Trump might do it: 1. Avoid the...
    Joe BidenJoe BidenTop House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents Judge's ruling creates fresh hurdle for Trump's TikTok ban Harris says she hasn't 'made a plan one way or another' on meeting Supreme Court nominee MORE and his running mate Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris says she hasn't 'made a plan one way or another' on meeting Supreme Court nominee Compromise, yes — but how? A pre-debate suggestion Biden must clarify his stance on energy for swing voters MORE (D-Calif.) released their 2019 federal and state tax returns on Tuesday, hours before the former vice president meets face-to-face with President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau intends to wrap up count on Oct. 5 despite judge's order Top House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents New Yorkers report receiving ballots with wrong name, voter addresses MORE in the first debate of the 2020...
    CLEVELAND – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s hitting the rails once the first presidential debate’s over. Biden’s campaign announced on Monday that the former vice president and his wife Jill Biden will travel across eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania on a train tour Wednesday, hours after the first showdown between Biden and President Trump. NO HANDSHAKES, NO MASKS, NO FACT CHECKING BY THE MODERATOR: A VIEWERS GUIDE TO TUESDAY'S BIDEN-TRUMP DEBATE A woman carries a table while setting up outside of the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University ahead of the first presidential debate between Republican candidate President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) The campaign touts that Biden will “highlight how he will build our economy back better for working families, not the super-wealthy and corporations.” The trip – with multiple stops –...
    A majority of Americans think the next president should select Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows. Americans are not in favor, however, of increasing the number of Supreme Court seats to give the next president more influence over the court should the Senate approve President Trump's current nominee before Nov. 3, the poll conducted Sept. 21-24 found. Of a random selection of 1,008 U.S. adults, 38% say Ginsburg's replacement should be nominated by Trump and confirmed by the current Senate, while 57% said the decision should be left to whoever wins the election. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay Wis., Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Fifty percent of respondents said they trust 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to pick the next Supreme Court justice, while 42% trust Trump. 10 THINGS YOU...
    Libertarian presidential nominee Jo Jorgenson removed Alan Dershowitz from her list of potential Supreme Court justice picks just one day after releasing it due to controversy over his ties to Jeffrey Epstein and his past statements about gun rights and torture. Jorgensen, a lecturer in psychology at Clemson University, followed President Trump's lead and released a list on Wednesday of legal experts whom she would consider to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Dershowitz, the Harvard Law School professor emeritus, was among the 19 names on this list. A noted commentator on legal issues and criminal defense expert, Dershowitz gained notoriety with his involvement in a number of high-profile cases: He represented O. J. Simpson in his 1995 murder case, was a consultant for Harvey Weinstein's legal team as he defended himself against sexual abuse allegations, was on Trump's defense team during the president's impeachment trial earlier...
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making history Friday as the first woman to lie in state at the US Capitol. Ginsburg, who died at 87 last week due to complications from metastatic pancreas cancer, is also the first person of Jewish faith to receive the honor, capping days of commemoration of her extraordinary life. Her casket was on public view on the steps of the Supreme Court before it was taken by hearse on a short procession across the street Friday morning for the private remembrance with elected officials, family and other guests. An honor guard carried her flag-draped coffin up the steps of the Capitol and into the Statuary Hall. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, are expected to be among the mourners paying tribute to Ginsburg, in addition to his running mate vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA/AP) — Governor Tom Wolf calling on U.S. Senator Pat Toomey to refuse to confirm President Donald Trump’s nomination of a replacement to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court until an elected presidential candidate is sworn into office. In a statement on Thursday, Pennsylvania’s governor called on the state senator to follow the precedent he set in 2016. Toomey, who endorsed waiting eight months until after the 2016 election to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, said earlier this week that he will vote to confirm the president’s nominee if his “objective, non-partisan criteria” is met. Today, @GovernorTomWolf called on @SenToomey to follow the precedent he set in 2016 and refuse to vote to confirm a new associate justice to the Supreme Court until the presidential election concludes and the elected candidate is sworn into office.https://t.co/ZHEP4gh4lW — Office of the Governor (@GovernorsOffice) September 24, 2020 “At a...
    The first of three presidential debates is scheduled for this Tuesday, September 29 and will be moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace, who leans conservative but is by no means one of President Donald Trump’s mindless sycophants. Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, can both expect some hardball questions from the Fox News host. Conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin laid out how there are many issues on which Trump is vulnerable, suggesting questions on everything from the U.S. Supreme Court to health care. It remains to be seen who Trump will nominate for the U.S. Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but it’s obvious that Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are determined to ram a far-right nominee through the U.S. Senate as quickly as possible. And Rubin’s suggested questions for the first debate include “Mr. President, have any of your Supreme...
    With Election Day less than two months away, the presidential candidates have entered the home stretch of the 2020 campaign. Here's where the candidates are –­­ and how they'll be spending their time –­­ on Thursday, Sept. 24: President Trump: Trump will go to the Supreme Court on Thursday morning to pay respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at the age of 87, according to a pool report of the president's schedule. Ginsburg's death set up a furious partisan battle to fill the high court's vacancy. Trump is slated to announce his nominee on Saturday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., appears to have secured enough votes to confirm Trump's pick. FACEBOOK TO BLOCK POLITICAL ADS CLAIMING ELECTION VICTORY UNTIL 'RESULTS HAVE BEEN DECLARED' Later in the day, Trump is scheduled to fly to Charlotte, N.C., where he will deliver remarks on his health care vision. That could include executive actions to safeguard insurance protections for...
    Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice First presidential debate to cover coronavirus, Supreme Court Harris joins women's voter mobilization event also featuring Pelosi, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda MORE (D-Calif.) is set to step into the spotlight as the fight over President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE’s Supreme Court nominee takes over the Senate less than six weeks before the November election. As both a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and nominee for vice president, Harris will likely be the most closely watched Democrat when the panel questions Trump’s choice to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgPelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare House...
    President Donald Trump said Wednesday the Supreme Court needs its full complement of nine justices because they may have to decide the winner of the 2020 presidential election.  Trump repeated his many complaints and concerns about mail-in ballots - at least 80 million Americans are expected to use them instead of waiting in line on Election Day because of the coronavirus - and said the issue will likely end up in the high court.  'I think it's better if you go before the election because I think the scam the Democrats are pulling, this scam will be before the United States Supreme Court,' Trump said at the White House. He said a tie situation of 4-to-4 justices would not ideal although if that should be the scenario then the lower court ruling would stand. 'I think having a 4-4 situation is not a good situation,' Trump said.   'Just in case...
    President Trump predicts that “we’re going to win North Carolina.” The president – at a rally in Fayetteville last weekend -- forecast that “we’re going to win four  more years in the White House.” NEW POLLS POINT TO BIDEN-TRUMP DEAD HEAT IN TWO KEY BATTLEGROUNDS Pointing to how much is at stake in the crucial general election battleground state, Trump returns to North Carolina on Thursday for his fifth trip over the past month. President Donald Trump wraps up his speech at a campaign rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) And a day ahead of him, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday makes his first stop in the state since the primaries months ago. “North Carolina has become deeply polarized amongst 90%-95% of the electorate,” longtime Tar Heel state political scientist Michael Bitzer told Fox News. “We’re pretty much a 45%-45%...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he’s begun to prepare for next week’s presidential debate, but that more intense preparation begins on Thursday. “I started to prepare but I haven’t gotten into it really heavily, we’ll be beginning tomorrow,” Biden told reporters as he boarded a flight from an airport in New Castle, Delaware, near his home in Wilmington. MODERATOR CHRIS WALLACE SELECTS TOPICS FOR FIRST BIDEN-TRUMP DEBATE The former vice president was flying to North Carolina, where he was making his first campaign stop during the general election in the crucial battleground state. The first debate between Biden and President Trump will take place Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Case Western University and the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. The showdown is being moderated by "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace. The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates on Tuesday announced the issues that Wallace has selected as topics...
    Lindsey Graham will likely schedule a confirmation hearing for Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee the week of October 12, which is when the second presidential debate will take place. Two people familiar with the still-in-the-works plan for the mid-October hearing told The Washington Post that this would set up a vote for the following week. The average timeframe for confirming a Supreme Court Justice is around 67 days or a little over two months – making Graham's intended timeline a bit aggressive. 'I'm confident we can have a hearing that would allow the nominee to be submitted before Election Day,' Graham said. 'Following the precedents of the Senate, I think we can do that.' Graham is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice and other judicial nominees. The South Carolina Republican, and Trump ally and golf partner, will announce how the confirmation process...
    The last confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court nominee were a launching pad for Sen. Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign. Two years later, the looming confirmation battle for the nation’s highest court could help propel her into the White House. In a year when the word “unprecedented” has been rendered basically meaningless, the California senator’s dual role as both a vice presidential nominee and one of the most prominent members of the Senate Judiciary Committee is a historical first. Progressives are hoping that Harris’ aggressive cross-examination of Brett Kavanaugh during the explosive 2018 hearings investigating allegations of sexual misconduct are a preview of a similar performance in the coming weeks as the panel considers President Donald Trump’s potential third justice on the Supreme Court—this time, under an even brighter spotlight. “There’s really only two political events that capture the attention of the whole country: Supreme Court hearings, and presidential and vice...
    By LISA MASCARO, ZEKE MILLER and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Votes in hand, Senate Republicans are charging ahead with plans to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before the Nov. 3 election, launching a divisive fight over Democratic objections before a nominee is even announced. Trump said Tuesday he will name his choice Saturday, confident of support. Democrats say it's too close to the election, and the winner of the presidency should name the new justice. But under GOP planning, the Senate could vote Oct. 29. “I guess we have all the votes we’re going to need,” Trump told WJBX FOX 2 in Detroit. “I think it’s going to happen.” Republicans believe the court fight will energize voters for Trump, boosting the party and potentially deflating Democrats who cannot stop the lifetime appointment for a conservative...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Votes in hand, Senate Republicans are charging ahead with plans to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before the Nov. 3 election, launching a divisive fight over Democratic objections before a nominee is even announced. Trump said Tuesday he will name his choice Saturday, confident of support. Democrats say it’s too close to the election, and the winner of the presidency should name the new justice. But under GOP planning, the Senate could vote Oct. 29. “I guess we have all the votes we’re going to need,” Trump told WJBX FOX 2 in Detroit. “I think it’s going to happen.” Republicans believe the court fight will energize voters for Trump, boosting the party and potentially deflating Democrats who cannot stop the lifetime appointment for a conservative justice . The Senate is controlled by Republicans, 53-47, with a...
    WASHINGTON – Votes in hand, Senate Republicans are charging ahead with plans to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before the Nov. 3 election, launching a divisive fight over Democratic objections before a nominee is even announced. Trump said Tuesday he will name his choice Saturday, confident of support. Democrats say it's too close to the election, and the winner of the presidency should name the new justice. But under GOP planning, the Senate could vote Oct. 29. “I guess we have all the votes we’re going to need,” Trump told WJBX FOX 2 in Detroit. “I think it’s going to happen.” Republicans believe the court fight will energize voters for Trump, boosting the party and potentially deflating Democrats who cannot stop the lifetime appointment for a conservative justice . The Senate is controlled by Republicans, 53-47, with a simple...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpBubba Wallace to be driver of Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin NASCAR team Graham: GOP will confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election Southwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid MORE and Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenJoe Biden looks to expand election battleground into Trump country Trump puts Supreme Court fight at center of Ohio rally Special counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report MORE will face questions about the novel coronavirus, the Supreme Court and their respective records in elected office when they meet for the first 2020 presidential debate next week. Fox News anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceTrump campaign plays up Biden's skills ahead of Cleveland debate: 'He's actually quite good' GOP brushes back charges of hypocrisy in Supreme Court fight Battle lines drawn on precedent in Supreme Court fight MORE, the moderator of the first debate, announced the list...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA/AP) – Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, who endorsed waiting eight months until after the 2016 election to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, says he will vote to confirm the president’s nominee if they meet his “objective, non-partisan criteria.” President Donald Trump said he is obligated to pick a nominee as soon as possible to replace the liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, barely 40 days before voters pick between Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, is pushing ahead with plans to begin the confirmation process, while Biden is appealing to GOP senators to delay the vote until after the election. In a statement, Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania cited McConnell’s stance in 2016, saying Ginsburg’s seat should not be filled until the presidential election concludes and the winner is sworn in to office. In 2016, Toomey...
    DENVER (CBS4) — The U.S. Senate should withhold confirmation of any nominee to the Supreme Court until the next president is inaugurated, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said Monday. The mayor noted that the Senate Majority, including Sen. Cory Gardner, firmly held the same position in 2016, when they refused to hold a hearing on President Barack Obama’s nominee. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the longest serving woman on the U.S. Supreme Court, died Friday, at age 87 from complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for the court’s official portrait in the East Conference Room at the Supreme Court building November 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) “Replacing a Supreme Court justice requires more consideration than the influence of election year politics, and a rushed, hyper-partisan confirmation process,” Mayor Hancock said in a statement released Monday afternoon. “Just...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, who endorsed waiting eight months until after the 2016 election to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, has not said whether he will support Senate consideration of a nominee in the weeks before November’s election. Toomey remained silent Monday. President Donald Trump said he is obligated to pick a nominee as soon as possible to replace the liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, barely 40 days before voters pick between Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, is pushing ahead with plans to begin the confirmation process, while Biden is appealing to GOP senators to delay the vote until after the election. In a statement, Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania cited McConnell’s stance in 2016, saying Ginsburg’s seat should not be filled until the presidential election concludes and the winner is...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, who endorsed waiting eight months until after the 2016 election to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, has not said whether he will support Senate consideration of a nominee in the weeks before November's election. Toomey remained silent Monday. President Donald Trump said he is obligated to pick a nominee as soon as possible to replace the liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, barely 40 days before voters pick between Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, is pushing ahead with plans to begin the confirmation process, while Biden is appealing to GOP senators to delay the vote until after the election. In a statement, Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania cited McConnell’s stance in 2016, saying Ginsburg’s seat should not be filled until the presidential election concludes and the winner is...
    Meaghan Ellis September 21, 2020 0 Comments Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s previous remarks about President Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland have resurfaced in the wake of her death. Following the death of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Ginsburg was interviewed by The New York Times where she weighed in on the possibility of another nominee filling the newly vacated seat. During that interview in 2016, she noted that there was nothing in the Constitution to prohibit presidential power in the president’s last year. “There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the president stops being the president in his last year,” Ginsburg said. “That’s their job,” she said when asked if the Senate had a responsibility to look into Garland’s qualifications. She also offered her take on then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as she expressed concern about the possibility of a Trump presidency. “I...
    The 2020 presidential election, Senate races and the American political status quo have been turned upside-down  with the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as President Trump said Monday he is likely to forge ahead with plans to announce a high court nominee at the end of this week. The fight to replace Ginsburg on the highest court in the United States, with a justice who could potentially tip the balance of the tribunal for decades, is shaping up to be one of the nastiest in recent American political history. And it comes as Americans were already dealing with several political crises and a high-stakes presidential election. TRUMP SAYS SUPREME COURT LIST IS DOWN TO 5 PEOPLE, ANNOUNCEMENT COMING FRIDAY OR SATURDAY Within hours of Ginsburg's death, top members of the U.S. Senate and presidential candidates were laying down markers on what should be done with the newly-minted Supreme Court vacancy just weeks ahead...
    Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander announced that he will vote on the nominee selected by President Trump to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Alexander, a Republican, said that he is confident Democrats would be selecting a Supreme Court justice at the end of a presidential term if they were in the same position. He said no one should be shocked that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to move forward with the confirmation process. "No one should be surprised that a Republican Senate majority would vote on a Republican President's Supreme Court nomination, even during a presidential election year. The Constitution gives senators the power to do it. The voters who elected them expect it," Alexander said in a statement on Sunday. "Going back to George Washington, the Senate has confirmed many nominees to the Supreme Court during a presidential election year. It has refused to confirm several when...
    Savannah Rychcik September 20, 2020 0 Comments Former President Bill Clinton is weighing in on whether Democrats should have discussed a replacement on the Supreme Court before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. Host of CBS’s “Face the Nation” Margaret Brennan asked Clinton if Democrats are missing an opportunity by failing to consider a replacement sooner. “Probably, but we all respected Justice Ginsburg a lot and we thought we had no business talking about her as if she were already gone. And we were hoping she would live for longer,” Clinton said. He added, “I don’t think there’s anything to be done about that.” Watch his comments below: Should Democrats have discussed a replacement on the Supreme Court sooner? "Probably…we had no business talking about her as if she were already gone. And we were hoping she would live for longer," @BillClinton tells @margbrenan pic.twitter.com/rocYP7kEc3— Face The Nation...
    Bradley Cortright September 20, 2020 0 Comments Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says he should be the one to fill the new Supreme Court vacancy if he wins the presidential election in November. “If Donald Trump wins the election, then the Senate should move on with his selection and weigh the nominee he chooses fairly,” Biden said in a speech on Sept. 20. Even if Trump lost the presidential election, the Senate could consider his nominee for the Supreme Court. However, Biden said, “If I win this election, President Trump’s nominee should be withdrawn, and as a new president, I should be the one who nominates Justice Ginsburg’s successor.”  “A nominee who should get a fair hearing in the Senate … before a confirmation vote,” he added. Biden took aim at Trump and Senate Republicans as he accused them of trying to “jam a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court through the United...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMomentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day Trump expects to nominate woman to replace Ginsburg next week Video of Lindsey Graham arguing against nominating a Supreme Court justice in an election year goes viral MORE said Sunday that any Supreme Court nomination from President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally MORE should be withdrawn if the former vice president wins the election and slammed attempts to push a nominee through the Senate as "an exercise in raw political power."  In a Sunday speech in Philadelphia, Biden called for the winner of the 2020 presidential election to nominate a person to fill the vacancy in the Supreme Court created by Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader...
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