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    Senator Kamala Harris, presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee, speaks as former Vice President Joe Biden, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, right, listens during a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020.Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images Democratic vice-presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris on Wednesday blamed President Donald Trump for the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, saying he was "delusional" and failed to take the virus "seriously from the start." "This virus has impacted almost every country but there's a reason it has hit America worse than any other advanced nation. It's because of Trump's failure to take it seriously from the start," Harris said during a press conference alongside former Vice President Joe Biden.  "His refusal to get testing up and running, his flip-flopping on social distancing and wearing masks. His delusional belief that he knows better than the experts. All of that is...
    Was anyone surprised by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s choice of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. as his running mate? Wasn’t it always going to be Harris -- the polls said it, the leaks suggested it, and even the history of Biden and Harris’ relationship -- which links with his late son Beau -- foretold it. And maybe that's a key point of the choice: “I'm Joe Biden and when I'm president I won't surprise you.” It's a clear contrast to President Trump, who never misses an opportunity to deliver the unexpected: Threatening war on the “Rocket Man” of North Korea at the United Nations…A summit with the same “Rocket Man” a few months later …a willingness to overrule many of the most senior advisors and exit the deal with Iran…an executive order to avoid a stalemate on Capitol Hill. DONNA BRAZILE: KAMALA HARRIS WILL MAKE A GREAT VP – AN...
    Remember when political reporters crowed about what a masterful play Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had made when he lined up his caucus to acquit Donald Trump without hearing from a single witness? Yeah, that acquittal came on February 6 when U.S. senators were already getting briefed on the seriousness of the coronavirus’ spread abroad. But Senate Republicans, led by McConnell, fell all over themselves to make sure Trump was at the helm when the pandemic hit U.S. shores. Now, what once looked like a promising cycle for Senate Republicans has turned entirely treacherous precisely because the caucus is saddled with Trump as their standard bearer. Politico reports the party is directing nearly its entire $100 million war chest at saving the seats of eight incumbent senators while the few GOP candidates aiming to defeat a Democrat have been left almost entirely to their own devices. With the exception of funneling a little money into the effort to defeat Democratic Sen. Doug Jones...
    Here are the main reactions in the United States to the announcement, by the Democratic candidate for the White House, Joe Biden, of the choice of black Senator Kamala Harris as running mate. Donald trump Shortly after the announcement, the US president posted a video of the senator steeply descending on his Twitter account. “Kamala Harris campaigned to become president by rushing into the arms of the radical left,” begins this video, which also accuses her of having called for new taxes to the tune of several “trillions”. The video, also posted by the president-candidate’s campaign team, concludes: “Slack Joe and Kamala the sham, made to be together, bad for America.” Barack obama “I have known Senator Harris for a long time. She is more than ready for the job,” said the 44th President of the United States in a statement. “It’s a great...
    Democrats' insistence that state and local governments receive federal money to close gaps in their budget as part of potential "Phase 4" coronavirus aid legislation is a non-starter, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Tuesday. "This hang-up over sending over $1 trillion down to the state and local government -- we've already sent them $150 billion and they've only spent 25% of what we sent them before in the [CARES Act]," McConnell said. "So take that off the table and let's get this assistance directly to the people who need it ... those whose plus-up over UI expired last Friday," he added. MCCONNELL: DEMOCRATS TREATING PANDEMIC AS 'POLITICAL GAME' WITH RELIEF TALKS STILL STALLED "The president is doing everything he can within his authority to get the job done. ... The Democratic governors need to figure out how to work with the president and get those checks into people's hands." Republicans have balked at sending states like New York or New Jersey large...
    By Trevor Hunnicutt (Reuters) - Next week's Democratic National Convention will feature a lineup of heavyweight politicians, rising stars and everyday Americans making the case for why Joe Biden should be elected U.S. president on Nov. 3. Here is a look at the speakers who will be featured during the four nights of virtual programming kicking off on Monday. SHOW OF UNITY The first night of programming represents an effort to display the country's full ideological spectrum uniting behind Biden's candidacy. Senator Bernie Sanders, a prominent liberal who fought the centrist Biden for the Democratic nomination, and Republican former Ohio Governor John Kasich, a two-time presidential candidate, will tell voters why they both support Biden as an alternative to Republican President Donald Trump. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, a leading progressive voice who vexes conservatives and represents a younger generation of voters often at odds with Biden's policy positions,...
    Hillary Clinton has joked that New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd 'had too much pot brownie' after Dowd wrote that the Democrats had not had a male/female combination for the president and vice president in 36 years. Dowd's article, published on Saturday, mused over Joe Biden's potential running mate. Biden has promised to choose a woman, and he is due to announce his decision imminently. California Senator Kamala Harris, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and the governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, are all believed to be in the running, among others.  'It's hard to fathom, but it has been 36 years since a man chose to put a woman on the Democratic ticket with him, writes @MaureenDowd,' the newspaper tweeted from the @nytopinion account. Clinton, who chose a man - Senator Tim Kaine - as her running mate, was quick to respond. Hillary Clinton, who had a man...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary MORE’s campaign outraised presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation Biden offers well wishes to Lebanon after deadly explosion MORE’s campaign by $25 million in the month of July and surpassed the $1 billion mark for the 2020 cycle. The Trump campaign and Republican National Committee (RNC) combined to raise $165 million in July, compared to $140 million for Biden and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). That’s the best month of fundraising for Trump and the RNC this cycle. The Trump campaign boasted about plowing its money into its...
    Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Getty Images WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden and the rest of the speakers scheduled to take the stage at the Democratic National Convention later this month will not travel to Milwaukee in person for their speeches, convention organizers announced Wednesday.  Citing the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said the speakers will avoid Milwaukee "in order to prevent risking the health of our host community as well as the convention's production teams, security officials, community partners, media and others." The announcement came as both Democratic and Republican convention committees scramble this week to make final arrangements for conventions that have been upended by the pandemic, which has surged in the past month. Democratic speakers are expected to include former President Barack Obama, presumptive nominee Joe Biden and...
    Fox News's Howard Kurtz called a suggestion by some commentators that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation Biden offers well wishes to Lebanon after deadly explosion MORE skip the presidential debates "a terrible idea," with the "Media Buzz" host also cautioning the Trump campaign against "setting the bar too low" for the former vice president in the upcoming events. “I think the debates will happen, but there is a growing movement in left-wing media circles that Biden should just skip them because they say either it’s too risky, President TrumpDonald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary MORE won’t...
    Joe BidenJoe BidenMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation Biden offers well wishes to Lebanon after deadly explosion MORE is under pressure from two sides, even as he holds a significant lead over President TrumpDonald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary MORE in opinion polls. On one hand, the Trump campaign is seeking to portray Biden as beholden to the most left-wing elements in the Democratic Party — a gambit that it clearly sees as having the potential to restore the president’s damaged standing with suburban voters. On the other, Biden needs to give progressive voters enough reason to actually vote for...
    Ohio Democrats see opportunity on the horizon for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, given the coronavirus pandemic the Trump administration is still struggling to control and the economic fallout that has ensued. Ad money is flowing into the state's media markets. The Trump campaign has reserved nearly $22 million on the airwaves since June 1 through Election Day, according to Kantar/CMAG, despite a spending freeze last week. And on Thursday the president is planning an in-person visit to raise money in Cleveland and to tour a Whirlpool manufacturing plant in Clyde.   The Biden campaign has two ads running in the state, part of a seven-figure ad buy that will run through the Democratic convention. The ads, playing in the Toledo and Youngstown media markets, highlight the presumptive nominee's economic recovery plan. While prominent Democratic super PACS have held off advertising so far, Biden is boosted by anti-Trump Republican groups who have...
    Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio are the four states that GOP strategists have been describing as President Donald Trump’s “Rust Belt firewall” — states that went to President Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012 but favored Trump over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016. But that “firewall” has not been holding up for the president. Trump’s reelection campaign has “temporarily” suspended its advertising in Michigan, although it continues to advertise in the other three — all of which are clearly in play for former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. And Philadelphia-based reporter Holly Otterbein, in an article published in Politico on August 2, stresses that so far, Trump’s attacks on Biden have not been resonating in Pennsylvania. “Senior citizens and suburban voters are sinking President Donald Trump’s campaign across the country,” Otterbein explains. “But here in Pennsylvania — home to one of the largest populations...
    Vernon Jones has made a bit of a name for himself since he endorsed President Donald Trump for re-election in April. Jones is something of a rare bird: He's a black Democratic lawmaker from Georgia who praises the president's policies that help the black community. His support for Trump has made him a pariah on the left, where black voters are considered a reliable voting bloc for the Democratic Party, and he has made no bones about how he feels about his critics. Which is why when an MSNBC host asked him if he was being paid by the Trump campaign, Jones lit into the interviewer and called out his and his network's agenda regarding black Trump supporters. What's the background? In April, Rep. Jones told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he was backing Trump because of his "handling of the economy,...
    Former President Barack Obama used his eulogy for the late Congressman John Lewis on Thursday to outline a dramatic new plan for voting reform, including a new voting rights act, statehood for Puerto Rico and Washington D.C., and making Election Day a national holiday. Obama's call to arms for Democrats rang out as a clear battle cry against President Donald Trump, who has complained mail-in voting will cause massive voter fraud - despite the low levels of voter fraud in the U.S. - and suggested delaying the November election.  'Everybody's got to come out and vote,' Obama told mourners at Lewis' funeral in Georgia.  Obama did not mention Trump by name but it was clear who he was referring to as railed against the oppression of voting rights.  Former President Barack Obama used his eulogy for the late Congressman John Lewis to lay out a dramatic new plan for...
    By Trevor Hunnicutt and James Oliphant (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden's search for a running mate for the Nov. 3 election is drawing to a close. Biden has vowed to choose a woman as his potential vice president. Here are the contenders likely under final consideration, according to people familiar with the process that is expected to wrap up by early August. Senator Kamala Harris Following widespread protests over racial injustice and police brutality, pressure increased on Biden to choose a woman of color. Harris, the daughter of Jamaican and Indian parents, fits the bill. Harris, 55, is widely viewed as a favorite to run alongside Biden. She is a battle-tested former presidential candidate and ex-prosecutor who has shown an ability to go on the attack - a valued asset for a running mate. A first-term senator from California, she has already been heavily vetted by the...
            by Conrad Black  The presidential election result is now down to five questions. Can the president override the Democratic media’s thunderous campaign to terrorize the country over the coronavirus? Can the president successfully connect Joe Biden’s campaign to the hooligans, anti-white racists, and urban guerrillas who effectively are being encouraged by the corrupt Democratic mayors of many of the nation’s largest cities? Will the economic recovery and the decline in the unemployment generated by the COVID-19 shutdown continue at its recent pace and strengthen the economy as a pro-Trump electoral argument? Will the Republicans make adequately clear to the country the authoritarian and Marxist implications of the Biden-Sanders unity document? Will special counsel John Durham indict senior members of the Obama Administration over their handling of the spurious allegation of collusion between Donald Trump and the Russian government in the 2016 election and Justice Department...
    Earlier this year — when it was still unclear whether the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee would be former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont or someone else — James Carville was sounding quite pessimistic and feared that President Donald Trump had a good chance of being reelected. But Biden is now the presumptive nominee, and Carville is very bullish on his campaign. Appearing on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour” on Thursday night, July 23, the veteran Democratic strategist not only predicted a landslide victory for Biden in November — he also stressed that the 2020 election underscores the dysfunction of the Republican Party in general. The 75-year-old Carville told host Brian Williams, “The situation is deteriorating by the day…. The Republicans are attacking AOC (Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) and (Rep.) Liz Cheney at the same time. It makes no sense….. I have never seen anything even remotely like this…....
    Donald Trump Jr. and Trump campaign aide Boris Epshteyn retweeted images of Portland burning with a similar message: This is Joe Biden’s America. Then came the rejoinders: But Donald Trump is president. This highlights the dilemma Trump faces as he tries to run on a law-and-order platform against the civil unrest gripping major American cities, uniformly with Democratic mayors, since the death of George Floyd in police custody earlier this year. Unlike Richard Nixon in 1968, who also ran as a law-and-order candidate, Trump is the incumbent president, muddying his message that Democrats are to blame for the lawlessness. But the more Trump acts to quell the violence, the more ownership he has of the problem. Trump is nevertheless plunging ahead, announcing an escalation of the “Operation Legend” initiative offering federal assistance to cities coping with a surge in violence. It is named for LeGend Taliferro, a 4-year-old...
    House Democrats have passed legislation to remove 15 statues because of their connection to the Confederacy, slavery, or white supremacy, 13 of whom were Democrats. “It’s time to sweep away the last vestiges of Jim Crow and the dehumanizing of individuals because of the color of their skin that intruded for too long on the sacred spaces of our democracy,” Steny Hoyer (D-MD), House Majority Leader, said in a Roll Call report on the legislation. “The American people know, these names have to go. These names are white supremacists that said terrible things about our country,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said in a Just the News report. The bill only names four of the offending statues — Roger B. Taney, the fifth chief justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, a Democrat, who authored the Dred Scott decision; John Caldwell Calhoun, a Democrat who served as vice president and defender...
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said President Donald Trump is the first racist president in U.S. history, a statement that overlooks numerous presidents who either owned slaves or were overtly discriminatory toward racial minorities. During a virtual town hall organized by the Service Employees International Union on Wednesday, Biden responded to a question about President Trump calling COVID-19 the "China virus" by claiming that not only is Trump a racist, but he's the first racist ever to become president. "The way he deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they're from, is absolutely sickening," Biden said. "No sitting president has ever done this. Never, never, never. No Republican president has done this. No Democratic president. We've had racists, and they've existed. They've tried to get elected president. He's the first one that has."Biden says Trump is America's first racist president: "We’ve had...
    By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Wednesday that President Donald Trump was the country's “first” racist president. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s comments came during a virtual town hall organized by the Service Employees International Union. When a questioner complained of racism surrounding the coronavirus outbreak and mentioned the president referring to it as the “China virus,” Biden responded by blasting Trump and “his spread of racism.” "The way he deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they’re from, is absolutely sickening,” the former vice president said. “No sitting president has ever done this. Never, never, never. No Republican president has done this. No Democratic president. We’ve had racists, and they’ve existed. They’ve tried to get elected president. He’s the first one that has.” Biden also suggested that Trump is using race “as a wedge” to distract from...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Wednesday that President Donald Trump was the country’s “first” racist president. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s comments came during a virtual town hall organized by the Service Employees International Union. When a questioner complained of racism surrounding the coronavirus outbreak and mentioned the president referring to it as the “China virus,” Biden responded by blasting Trump and “his spread of racism.” “The way he deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they’re from, is absolutely sickening,” the former vice president said. “No sitting president has ever done this. Never, never, never. No Republican president has done this. No Democratic president. We’ve had racists, and they’ve existed. They’ve tried to get elected president. He’s the first one that has.” Biden also suggested that Trump is using race “as a wedge” to distract from his mishandling of the pandemic....
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared on CNN’s Amanpour on Wednesday and spoke to host Christiane Amanpour about his claim that Joe Biden will be the most progressive United States president since Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR). As reported by Breitbart, Sanders said his comment reflected Biden’s own claim in which he reportedly pointed to FDR. “He understands the severity of this moment,” Sanders said. “We have tens of millions of people who have lost their jobs, lost their health care, people who are hungry today. We have an educational system, which is lacking for low-income and working-class kids. Climate change is out there.” According to Sanders, Biden understands the “existential threat” that the planet is currently facing and will begin to propose bold solutions to the “crises” that are currently facing working-class families. When Sanders was Biden’s opponent in the presidential primary, he pushed progressive policies, defended democratic socialism, and compared...
    Never mind the slaveholders: Joe Biden asserted that President Trump is the first racist to be elected president. At a virtual event for the Service Employees International Union on Wednesday, Biden received a question from a California-based SEIU member, a South Korean immigrant, who said that she no longer says hello to strangers due to the coronavirus, citing racist reactions that she believed Trump's "China virus" comments and attitudes contributed to. "What President Trump has done in going his — his spreading of racism, the way he deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they're from, is absolutely sickening," Biden said. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee then went further, suggesting that no other president has been racist. “No sitting president has ever done this. Never, never, never. No Republican president has done this. No Democratic president. We’ve had racists,...
    President Trump is headed for a drubbing from Jewish voters this fall even as the Democratic Party’s support for Israel wanes and elements of the liberal base flirt with anti-Semitism. Just recently, Democratic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio scolded Orthodox Jews for defying regulations against mass gatherings during the coronavirus, singling them out among many communities who did so. And in Washington, Black Lives Matter protesters chanted slogans critical of Israel while marching through Washington. Trump’s first term is littered with plenty more examples of anti-Israel sentiment and borderline anti-Semitism on the Left. Republicans also point to leaders of the Women’s March organization, some of whom have made anti-Semitic statements and associated with anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan — as well as politically charged comments made by Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. And they cite past efforts to change the Democratic Party’s platform to diminish U.S. support for Israel...
    Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden spoke to a summit of Muslim voters Monday, telling them he wished U.S. schools taught more about Islam. "I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith. I wish we talked about all the great confessional faiths. It's one of the great confessional faiths," Biden said Monday at the “Million Muslim Votes” summit hosted by Emgage Action. Emgage Action, the country’s largest Muslim American PAC, endorsed Biden in April after endorsing Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary. Biden told the voters he would end President Trump's travel ban affecting Muslim-majority countries on day one of his presidency and blamed the White House’s current occupant for “an unconscionable rise in Islamophobia.” VideoBiden also said he “won’t write love letters to dictators,” and would work to “meet the moral demands of the humanitarian crisis in Syria, Yemen, and Gaza.” He said he would champion the...
    Former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich is set to endorse Democrat Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention next month.  The Associated Press reported that Kasich, the former governor of Ohio, is among the high-profile, disaffected Republicans that the Biden campaign is trying to bring in as a way to eat into President Donald Trump's base.  Trump, meanwhile, hasn't done much to expand his appeal, as he's leaned into culture war issues, like support for the Confederate flag, telling 'Fox News Sunday' host Chris Wallace that the symbol isn't racist.  John Kasich, a Republican who ran for president in 2016 and served as Ohio's governor, is set to endorse Democrat Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention next month, the Associated Press reported Monday  Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has spent the last few months sewing together the Democratic Party after the primary. Now he's trying to get...
    Donald Trump went on the attack against Joe Biden during an hour-long interview with Fox News Sunday, calling into question the presumed Democratic nominee's mental state but refusing to go as far as to call him 'senile.' 'Biden can't put two sentences together,' Trump asserted when he was told about a new Fox News poll showing the former vice president beating Trump in November. 'They wheel him out,' the president continued, suggesting staged interviews. 'He goes up – he repeats – they ask him questions. He reads a teleprompter and then he goes back into his basement.' 'You tell me the American people want to have that in an age where we're in trouble with other nations that are looking to do numbers on us,' Trump said, adding that the poll numbers showing Biden winning are 'fake.' Trump said Biden would not be able to sit down in a one-on-one...
    Texas Democratic congressional candidate Gus Trujillo said Saturday that he wants to be a voice for the people of his Panhandle district and not President Trump. Trujillo -- who won Tuesday's primary runoff in the 13th District -- now faces Republican Ronny Jackson, a former White House physician who has Trump's endorsement. FORMER TRUMP PHYSICIAN RONNY JACKSON WINS HOUSE GOP PRIMARY IN TEXAS "I think the key difference in this race is going to be that I am a local candidate who has lived here my whole life and grown up here with public schools, public education, public universities ...," Trujillo said on "Fox & Friends  Weekend." The candidate also interned for Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon, who is retiring after holding the seat since 1995. Video"And I want to be a voice for the people, not for the president. Not for partisan politics, but for the people of District 13 first," Trujillo said. Trujillo is in for what many consider an uphill battle; District 13 -- which extends over 40 counties -- is predominantly...
    President Trump will get his message out to the American electorate amidst the COVID-19 pandemic despite restrictive tactics by Democratic governors, GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel assured Saturday. In an interview on "Fox & Friends Weekend," McDaniel told host Jedediah Bila that the now-scaled back Republican National Convention in August will be held responsibly, working in conjunction with Jacksonville and Florida State health officials. REPUBLICANS SCALE BACK CONVENTION PLANS FOR JACKSONVILLE "So, we’re going to have a combination of testing and temperature checks and PPE, scaling things down, using more outdoor venues, and really putting the health and safety of the convention-goers first and foremost," she said. "But, also balancing that with a great celebration." An aerial view of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio (Fox News). "Because there will be a lot of people there -- even with just the delegates that's 2,500. The final night it will be the delegates, alternates, guests. It will be a big event for...
    The Democratic National Convention is telling party lawmakers not to go to Milwaukee convention where former Vice President Joe Biden will accept the presidential nomination. The move comes as officials move to scrap some events and move others online, even as President Trump makes plans to accept his party's nomination before a large crowd in Jacksonville.  A senior advisor to the convention, Chasseny Lewis, contacted aides to all Democratic lawmakers with the guidance, the New York Times reported.   The Democratic convention is telling party lawmakers not to come to Milwaukee where Joe Biden will accept the party's nomination 'As the coronavirus cases in Milwaukee, and across the country continue to increase, we have been working closely with state and local public health officials, as well as epidemiologists, and have come to the hard decision that Members of Congress should not plan to travel to Milwaukee,' wrote Lewis, a former...
    President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday morning that former Vice President Joe Biden’s “pact” with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is “further to the left” than Sanders previously envisioned. WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 14: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the Rose Garden at the White House on July 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump spoke on several topics including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the stock market and relations with China as the coronavirus continues to spread in the U.S., with nearly 3.4 million confirmed cases. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) “Has anybody seen or reviewed the written ‘pact’ between Bernie Sanders & Sleepy Joe,” the president tweeted. “It is further left than even Bernie had in mind. Open Borders, crime, really bad to cops and military – The guaranteed destruction of America.” (RELATED: Trump Accuses Biden Of ‘Plagiarizing’ His ‘Buy American’ Plan) Has anybody seen or...
    Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders predicted Wednesday that former Vice President Joe Biden will be the most progressive president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. “I was glad to work with the vice president informing six separate task forces, which have some of the most knowledgeable people in the country coming together to deal with education and climate change, and healthcare, and the economy, and criminal justice, and immigration reform,” Sanders said during an appearance on MSNBC. Sanders added that his team and Biden’s team have been able to carve out a “compromise” on key issues, which he believes has moved the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to the left. (RELATED: What Would A Joe Biden Presidency Look Like?) “There was serious discussion, and I think a real honest effort to come up with a compromise,” Sanders said. “I think the compromise that they came up with, if implemented, will make Biden the...
    If 2020 had turned out to be a normal year, Democrats would be preparing to hold their national convention in Milwaukee next week. Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Tammy Duckworth is the epitome of the American Dream Mexico's president uses US visit to tout ties with Trump MORE would have officially accepted his party’s nomination amid pomp and glitz — doing so more than a month before President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE would hold the equivalent GOP event in Charlotte, N.C. But amid the coronavirus, the date for the Democratic convention has been pushed back a month, and the event will...
    Donald Trump Jr., called out the mainstream media on "Hannity" Wednesday and criticized calls by far-left activists to "defund the police," saying "they have lost their minds." "They were telling us, 'Well, you know, defund the police doesn't actually mean defund the police. It means something a lot different than that.' Then [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.] literally puts out a press release saying, 'No, no, no, defund the police means that, defund the police,'" the president's eldest son told host Sean Hannity. "Believe someone when they tell you who they are. That is what the far left has become. There is no rationale anymore." DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION, JUDICIAL WATCH SUE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE FOR ACCESS TO BIDEN’S SENATE RECORDS Trump Jr. then turned his wrath on efforts to vandalize and forcibly remove statues and monuments across the U.S. "It's clearly gone way beyond racism at this point because, you know, I don't see...
    The following is an open letter to Thomas Perez, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, regarding Democratic elected officials calling for the removal of memorials and names from buildings and events. Dear Chairman Perez, Peaceful protests over George Floyd’s death have been overshadowed by woke rhetoric. Justice for Floyd and legislative police reform efforts have morphed into identifying offensive statements and personal associations of public and historical figures. Demands are then levied to erase their names, memorials, and if alive, that they remove themselves from public life. This “call to action” disregards the time elapsed since the event, the context or the person’s other notable achievements. This happened at Louisiana State University, my alma mater. California Democrats wish to erase John Wayne’s name off the Orange County Airport, and Princeton University will remove references to Woodrow Wilson, a past President of Princeton, Governor of New Jersey, and President of the...
    To view past editions of The Hill's 12:30 Report, click here: http://bit.ly/1M1mIfw To receive The Hill's 12:30 Report in your inbox, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1Tt4hqN --> A midday take on what's happening in politics and how to have a sense of humor about it.* *Ha. Haha. Hahah. Sniff. Haha. Sniff. Ha--breaks down crying hysterically.   IN CONGRESS OK, so what happens to those additional $600 unemployment checks?:    Via The Hill’s Alexander Bolton, Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenHillicon Valley: Facebook takes down 'boogaloo' network after pressure | Election security measure pulled from Senate bill | FCC officially designating Huawei, ZTE as threats Democrats, voting rights groups pressure Senate to approve mail-in voting resources Overnight Health Care: Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion law | Governors rethink opening bars, restaurants amid COVID-19 spike | WHO director warns pandemic 'speeding up' MORE (D-Ore.) introduced legislation...
    Nearly 40% of likely voters believe that former Vice President Joe Biden is experiencing some form of dementia, according to a new poll published Monday. Twenty percent of Democratic voters believe the presumptive presidential nominee for their party has some form of serious cognitive decline, according to a poll from conservative-leaning pollster Rasmussen Reports. More than 60% of Republicans feel Biden has dementia, as do 30% of voters without a major party affiliation, according to the Rasmussen poll. Roughly 61% of all voters believe Biden should address the dementia issue publicly, with 41% of voters saying it is very important for the former vice president to provide a comment, the poll shows. Another 36% of voters say the issue is not that important, according to the poll. U.S. President Donald Trump (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Rasmussen’s findings are based on a June 25 – 28 survey of 1,000 likely...
    Former Foreign Minister Bernardo Sepúlveda sent a letter to the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, in which he considers the visit of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to his counterpart in the United States, Donald Trump, highly inconvenient for the national interest. “In my opinion, there is no political basis that explains a visit of this nature, nor is there a reason that justifies the opportunity of the visit, at a time when an electoral process is taking place in the United States and where the assistance from President López Obrador to an irrelevant ceremony should be interpreted as support for the reelection of President Trump, “he said. Former Chancellor Bernardo Sepúlveda. Photo: Agencia Reforma The former official considered that, if that visit were made, the negative political effects that will occur in Mexico and in the United States will be lasting. Pretending to tip the...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpBowman holds double-digit lead over Engel in NY primary McGrath leads Booker in Kentucky with results due next week NY Republican Chris Jacobs wins special election to replace Chris Collins MORE’s reelection campaign is suing the largest Democratic super PAC for running an ad that they say misrepresents the president’s remarks about the coronavirus.  The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Wisconsin, alleges that Priorities USA, the main super PAC backing former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJoe Biden wins New York primary The Memo: Trump's law and order bet falling flat Pro-Trump group ad questions Biden's mental fitness MORE’s presidential bid, “knowingly and intentionally” manipulated audio clips of Trump to make it seem as if the president had called the coronavirus a “hoax” and downplayed the threat posed by the pandemic. “It is abundantly clear that Priorities USA supported fabricated digital content in a flagrant attempt...
    Joe Biden’s presidential campaign says former President Obama’s return to the campaign trail on his behalf is already a success. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign announced hours before a Tuesday afternoon virtual grassroots fundraiser co-hosted by Obama and Biden that $4 million had been raised so far by the event from more than 120,000 contributors. OBAMA CELEBRATES SUPREME COURT'S DACA RULING; SAYS IT'S TIME TO MOVE FORWARD WITH BIDEN Biden aides spotlighted that the haul from the Obama-Biden event had already far surpassed the $1 million raised from 35,000 donors at a grassroots fundraiser last month with Biden and one-time 2020 Democratic primary rival Pete Buttigieg, the former South Bend, Indiana mayor. For Obama, the virtual event marks a return to the presidential campaign trail. It’s the former president’s first event for Biden since endorsing his right hand man in the White House for 8 years. Obama stayed neutral in...
    The leading Democratic super PAC quickly transformed President Trump’s ad-libbed comments about ordering a reduction in coronavirus testing into a sharp attack and began airing the advertisement on television in four key battleground states. Trump during a Saturday campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, suggested he asked government officials to reduce coronavirus testing in the United States because the increase in tests is giving the false impression that COVID-19 infections are on the rise, jeopardizing the economic recovery. “When you do testing to that extent, you’re going to find more people, you’re going to find more cases. So I said to my people: ‘Slow the testing down, please,'” Trump said. By Monday, Priorities USA turned the president’s remarks into a 30-second spot accusing him of cutting back on tests to hide his failure to quell the pandemic and boost his political fortunes versus presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. “Instead of...
    President Trump predicted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would win in a major election towards Chuck Schumer for his long-standing New York Senate seat. The president made the feedback on Twitter in response to a current story printed by the Washington Occasions about liberals elevating the prospect of a possible Ocasio-Cortez-Schumer showdown in 2022. “Really, that will be a giant enchancment – and he or she would win!” the president quote tweeted together with the story. The Washington Occasions story from Sunday cited a current tweet from David Sirota, a senior adviser to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential marketing campaign, that broached the thought of the race. “Simply going to say one thing out loud that needs to be apparent: The quickest strategy to pace up the method of adjusting the corrupt, do-nothing, status-quo-protecting tradition of the nationwide Democratic Celebration is for @AOC to defeat @ChuckSchumer in a Democratic major in 2022,”...
    Meaghan Ellis June 20, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump claims “the whole country will be Minneapolis” if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wins the election in November. During a podcast interview with his son Don Trump, Jr., the president expressed concerns about the upcoming general election. “I feel that if the Democrats get in, we are literally going to end up in a recession/depression the likes of which you’ve never seen,” Donald Trump said. He continued, “It will be tremendous negative growth. There will be tremendous bedlam all over the place. There won’t be law and order. You’ll have a Seattle — you’ll have a Minneapolis like you’ve never seen before.” Donald Trump also suggested the United States would be chaotic under Democratic leadership as he took credit for quelling the escalation in Minneapolis following George Floyd’s death. The president added: “The whole country will be Minneapolis. And...
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) kicked off its 2020 general election offensive against President Trump with a scathing TV and digital ad that slams the president on the fifth anniversary of his declaration of candidacy in the 2016 campaign. “Five years ago, Donald Trump descended to the basement of Trump Tower. For the last five years, he’s brought America down with him,” says the narrator in the spot under pictures of Trump and his wife Melania riding down the famous escalator in New York City’s Trump Tower as he jumped into the 2016 White House race. THE LATEST FROM FOX NEWS ON THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN The narrator in the ad goes on to accuse the president – among other things – of "stoking racial division” and “losing 300,000 jobs in a failed trade war with China.” And the narrator charges that Trump "misled" Americans on the coronavirus, "stating it would ‘miraculously’...
    On Wednesday night, President Trump, infuriated at what is happening in Seattle, where radical protesters took over six blocks of the city to create “The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” after Seattle police left a boarded East Precinct building behind, tweeted his ire at Washington Democratic governor Jay Inslee and Democratic Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, snapping, “Radical Left Governor @JayInslee and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our great country has never seen before. Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game. These ugly anarchists must be stopped IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST.” Radical Left Governor @JayInslee and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our great Country has never seen before. Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game. These ugly...
    WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest."It was an honor to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded, Biden said in a statement Friday night, ''and I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party."The former vice president has effectively been his party's leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April. But Biden pulled together the 1,991 delegates needed to become the nominee after seven states and the District of Columbia held presidential primaries Tuesday.Biden reached the threshold three days after the primaries because several states, overwhelmed by huge increases in mail ballots, took days...
    Washington — Democratic leaders denounced President Trump after law enforcement outside the White House deployed tear gas to disperse protesters before he walked to a historic church and posed for photos, saying the event "dishonors every value that faith teaches us." "At this challenging time, our nation needs real leadership," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement. "The president's continued fanning of the flames of discord, bigotry and violence is cowardly, weak and dangerous." Demonstrators gathered outside the White House on Monday, before the District of Columbia's 7 p.m. curfew, to protest police brutality and the death of George Floyd and other unarmed African Americans by law enforcement. The demonstration was described as peaceful, but officers in Lafayette Park, in front of the White House, began spraying tear gas and using flash bangs to clear the area as Mr. Trump prepared to speak from...
    The chairman of the House oversight subcommittee on government operations demanded Tuesday that the Secret Service explain its actions in clearing protesters from near the White House the night before, saying the agency “is not a tool of fascism.” Rep. Gerry Connolly, Virginia Democrat, said he wanted to see all the communications about the clearing of Lafayette Park, which was emptied of protesters so President Trump could walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church, which was damaged in rioting over the weekend. Mr. Connolly also said he wanted to know what the Secret Service’s policies are on refusing orders of the president when they “violate the constitutional rights of Americans.” TOP STORIES George Soros, 89, is still on a quest to destroy America Gun sales surge 80% in May, says research firm Univ. of Alabama Birmingham professor instructs rioters on how to tear down monuments “While the Secret Service is...