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    PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – The tussle over who can keep Americans safe after recent deadly protests has become the sharpest dividing line in the final weeks of the presidential campaign, with Joe Biden condemning the violence Monday and the president Donald Trump defending a supporter accused of shooting two men to death. While the president blamed Biden, his Democratic rival, for supporting “anarchists,” Biden, in his most direct attacks to date, accused Trump of provoking the divisions that have sparked the violence. He delivered a speech unusually critical by his standards and distanced himself from the radical forces involved in the altercations. Biden said of Trump: “He doesn’t want to shed light, he wants to generate anger, and he is stirring up violence in our cities. It cannot stop the violence because for years it has fomented it ”. Trump blames radical rioters, whom he says...
    PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – The tussle over who can keep Americans safe after recent deadly protests has become the sharpest dividing line in the final weeks of the presidential campaign, with Joe Biden condemning the violence Monday and the president Donald Trump defending a supporter accused of shooting two men to death. While the president blamed Biden, his Democratic rival, for supporting “anarchists,” Biden, in his most direct attacks to date, accused Trump of provoking the divisions that have sparked the violence. He delivered a speech unusually critical by his standards and distanced himself from the radical forces involved in the altercations. Biden said of Trump: “He doesn’t want to shed light, he wants to generate anger, and he is stirring up violence in our cities. It cannot stop the violence because for years it has fomented it ”. Trump blames radical rioters, whom he says...
              Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio. During the third hour, Carmichael questioned why people were coming from outside of cities rioting and looting highlighting that these efforts appeared to be coordinated. He later discussed Kanye West’s chances of getting on the 2020 presidential ballot and how it would be a problem for Democrats. (Mark Meadows clip plays) We offered help. Help was denied. Obviously there were multiple gun shots and people lost their life. We made a repeated call then the next day. Sent in National Guard, FBI agents, and the US Marshall’s to restore peace in Kenosha, Wisconsin. And that’s what needs to happen in Portland....
    Over the last two weeks, both parties held their nominating conventions where Republicans officially re-nominated President Donald Trump and Democrats nominated former Vice President Joe Biden. There was a clear difference in tone between the two conventions. Some clever ad man in Hollywood came up with the sinister idea of using the Democratic Party’s convention to brand President Trump and the Republican Party as “darkness.” SEN. TOM COTTON SLAMS BIDEN’S KENOSHA RESPONSE: DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE IS 'PANICKED AND OVERMATCHED' Biden said our president “has cloaked America in darkness,” and vowed to “end this chapter of American darkness,” and “overcome this season of darkness.” VideoAnd of course, former President Barack Obama eagerly played his part, pledging faith in “Joe and Kamala’s ability to lead this country out of these dark times.” Many others, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and failed presidential candidates Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, businessman Andrew Yang, and Sen. Elizabeth...
    Donald Trump Jr. shared a video on Monday that shows Democratic leaders, liberal pundits and Hollywood stars cheerleading violence against political opponents as America has seen unrest and chaos erupt in major cities. “Dem leaders and their allies in the media cheered on the violent left every step of the way,” Trump Jr. wrote to accompany the video made by conservative website Caldron Pool that kicked off with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., asking why there aren’t “uprisings all over the country.” FATAL PORTLAND SHOOTING WITNESS: ‘APPALLED’ BY ‘PEOPLE IN THE STREET CELEBRATING’ VICTIM’S DEATH  "Morning Joe” regular Donny Deutsch was shown declaring that “people need to start taking to the streets” and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., was shown making a similar claim during a recent MSNBC appearance. “There needs to be unrest in the streets for as long as there’s unrest in our lives,” Pressley said. SNOOP DOGG SHOOTS CLOWN RESEMBLING TRUMP IN MUSIC VIDEO CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” namesake Chris Cuomo was shown asking where it...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is “panicked and overmatched” by the rioting in Kenosha, Wis., said Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., on Monday. “He wasn’t going to campaign until next week. He felt the need to come out and issue a mealy-mouthed statement yesterday that didn’t call for Democratic mayors to allow police to enforce the law or Democratic governors to use the national guard where necessary, it simply called for a tough statement,” Cotton told “Fox & Friends.” Cotton said that that’s the kind of “feckless leadership” former Vice President Biden would offer as president of the United States. “Not enforcing the law, not using force where necessary to deter this kind of violence, but, simply words on paper.” TRUMP SENDING FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, NATIONAL GUARD TO KENOSHA AFTER JACOB BLAKE SHOOTING Cotton reacted to Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat who has been critical of President Trump, urging the president to reconsider traveling on Tuesday to Kenosha, where recent...
    (CNN)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign has released two new ads that will air on TV during Sunday evening's MTV Video Music Awards aimed at increasing turnout of young voters and voters of color."Everybody Votes," a 30-second spot, focuses on turning young people out to vote and highlights issues typically of interest to a younger voting demographic, like climate change and racial justice.The ad uses video footage of Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris, at San Francisco's Pride parade in 2019 wearing a blinged-out rainbow denim jacket. It features an original music track by producer Kosine. "If you want to see some change, the action starts with me," the narrator sings.The second ad, called "Adrianna," features Adrianna Williams, a 21-year-old senior at Duke University and co-chair of Black Students for Biden. She speaks about the importance of protesting but hinges real change on electing Biden, encouraging people to get out and...
    It’s another Sunday, so for those who tune in, welcome to a diary discussing the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. If you’ve missed out, you can catch up any time: Just visit our group or follow the Nuts & Bolts Guide. For years I’ve built this guide around questions that get submitted, hoping to help small candidates field questions. I’ve been grateful to so many campaign managers, field directors, communication directors, and volunteers for sharing their experience, which has continued to be a big part of the story presented every week in this series. This week, I get to take time to talk about one of my favorite parts of my job here at Daily Kos, and that is how we connect candidates with our community. If you’re running for any political office in America, you know that part of your job is communicating with voters and potential volunteers and motivating them...
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson ripped Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden on Sunday, calling his campaign full of “platitudes but no substance and no policy.” Williamson, who has built a successful career as an author and spiritual guru, was commenting on the similarity between Biden’s Democratic National Convention acceptance speech earlier this month and the title of one of her books, The Politics of Love. “Healing the Soul of America” 1997, “A Return to Love” 1992 referencing darkness & light, and “A Politics of Love” 2019 a treasure trove for @JoeBiden in 2020 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/xoCpH89GVI — ????????Belinda????????????AL Native (@BelindafromAL) August 21, 2020 In his speech, Biden said that the current moment “calls for hope and light and love. Hope for our futures, light to see our way forward, and love for one another.” Williamson acknowledged the link between Biden’s address and her book, but slammed Biden for failing to...
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson took to Twitter on Sunday to slam Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for a campaign she believes is focused on platitudes rather than substance, Breitbart reported. In particular, the self-help author suggested that Biden’s Democratic National Convention speech possessed similarities to the title of her book The Politics of Love. “I appreciate you used my book title, but you need to actually read the book,” she tweeted. “Your campaign is everything people said that I was but I actually wasn’t: platitudes but no substance and no policy. Enough with talk about hope and love: show us the policies that provide it! Not long after, Williamson against touched on Biden’s campaign — which she supports — and what she believes it must do to be competitive against Donald Trump in November. “The Biden campaign seems to think they need to act all gentle and nice...
    Florida Rep. Val Demmings urged everyone to wait until all of the evidence is out about the police officer who shot Jacob Blake before making any judgments. Demmings, a Democrat who was the first woman to serve as police chief in Orlando, Florida, said on Sunday that she wants to see all of the evidence before commenting on whether the officer who shot Blake several times at close range during an arrest earlier this month in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was justified in his actions. "I think what we have to do is all take a deep breath. If we want justice to be served, we've got to wait until a thorough and complete investigation is done. We do not want to play judge, jury, and executioner, whether we're talking about Mr. Blake or we're talking about the police officer," Demmings told Face the Nation on CBS News. "We want the...
    Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy accused President Trump of “deliberately killing people.” “Can we take the gloves off and tell the truth? Trump is deliberately killing people. He holds rallies where people get infected. On Thursday, no social distancing or masks, sending a clear message that the CDC should be ignored,” Murphy wrote on Twitter. “His plan is to kill people. Let's just say it.” Can we take the gloves off and tell the truth?Trump is deliberately killing people. He holds rallies where people get infected. On Thursday, no social distancing or masks, sending a clear message that the CDC should be ignored.His plan is to kill people. Let's just say it.— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 29, 2020 During the final night of the Republican National Convention speech, 1,500 attendees were not socially distancing and few members of the crowd were seen wearing face masks. Murphy accused...
    The Washington Post Sounds the Alarm Published on the front page of the August 24 edition of The Washington Post, the   headline was sure to grab the attention of every hardcore Democratic politico: “More than 500,000 mail ballots were rejected in the primaries. That could make the difference in battleground states this fall.”  As the article detailed, more than 534,000 primary votes, in 23 states, have been rejected for one reason or another, including more than 64,000 ballots in the three states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.   Lest Post readers somehow not get the message, the article spelled it out: Those were three states that Donald Trump unexpectedly carried four years ago, by a cumulative total of 80,000 votes, thereby giving him the presidency.   Thus the Post’s message was clear: Democrats had better be alert to the possibility that Republicans—in particular, you know who—could win again.  As...
    A screenshot of Biden's "Keep America Great" website The Biden for President Campaign Democratic nominee Joe Biden purchased a domain for "Keep America Great," President Donald Trump's re-election slogan.  The website immediately opens with a black and white image of Trump, who's looking down at the words "Promises Made, Promise Kept Broken." The site prominently features promises Trump made on a variety of issues areas like immigration and the coronavirus pandemic and slams his administration's follow-through.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Democratic nominee Joe Biden purchased a web domain of President Donald Trump's re-election slogan — KeepAmericaGreat.com — and used it to highlight a series of Trump's "failures." The website opens to a black and white image of Trump, who's looking down at the words "Promises Made, Promise Kept Broken."—Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 28, 2020  The website also features 12 topics ranging from immigration to education to...
    Longtime Democratic state Rep. John J. DeBerry, Jr. says he’s “appalled” that some are comparing activists from the civil rights movement with Black Lives Matter protesters. "I'm appalled when folks want to call this stuff that's happening now and compare it to the civil rights movement when there is absolutely no comparison," DeBerry, a black politician from Tennessee, told Fox News. The Memphis Democrat argued that civil rights protesters were people of “class and character.” "They put on their shirts and their ties and their Sunday dresses, as they called them, they looked the part," DeBerry added. “I'm not saying there was a dress code. I'm saying that they were going to dispel any stereotype that might be thrown at them. They were going to be men and women of class and of character." Those characteristics aren’t present in the current Black Lives Matter movement, according to DeBerry....
    “Be afraid, be very afraid.” As a political independent who closely followed both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, I felt that fear was the underlying theme of both. While there were moments of eloquence and inspirational joy at each gathering, the number of upbeat messages paled in comparison to the harsh attacks and negative warnings issued by both sides. Although the Democrats praised America’s potential, its exceptional character and the need for unity and opportunity for all, the dominant subtheme was President Trump’s mishandling of the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Every American is well-aware that the coronavirus has not miraculously disappeared, as Trump has repeatedly predicted. Instead, the virus has infected more than 5.9 million Americans and killed more than 182,000. The Democratic message was clear: if Trump is reelected, you and your loved ones could die. MICHAEL MOORE WARNS DEMS: TRUMP VOTERS' ENTHUSIASM IS 'OFF THE CHARTS!' A succession...
    A Tennessee lawmaker whose family was steeped in the civil rights movement said he's "appalled" by comparisons between the peaceful protests that Martin Luther King Jr. led and the destructive demonstrations that have broken out across the nation today. "I'm appalled when folks want to call this stuff that's happening now and compare it to the civil rights movement when there is absolutely no comparison," state Rep. John J. DeBerry, Jr., a longtime Memphis Democrat who is Black, told Fox News. TENNESSEE DEM LAWMAKER DECRIES RESPONSE TO RIOTS IN VIRAL SPEECH: 'WHAT WE SEE IS NOT PEACEFUL' DeBerry noted King's Christian faith that rooted his convictions and the decorum of the marchers of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. "They put on their shirts and their ties and their Sunday dresses, as they called them, they looked the part," said DeBerry, who is running for reelection as an independent after his party dropped...
              Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist, Dr. Carol Swain, to the studio. At the end of the second hour, Swain gave her opinion on the Republican congressional candidates Bob Good and Kimberly Klacik and offered her opinion on the differences between the Democratic and the Republican Conventions. (Governor Kristi Noem clip plays) Leahy: And that’s South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. She’s the one governor who hasn’t imposed any of these draconian executive orders to shut down the economy. She’s a rising star. Did you watch her? Swain: She spoke at CNP the Council of National Policy as well. And she is quite impressive. Leahy: When you look at these things and these conventions and you’re...
    Washington, Aug 27. . .- The president of the US Lower House, Nancy Pelosi, said this Thursday that there should be no debates between the presidential candidates, facing the November elections, since, in her opinion, there should be no it should “legitimize” a conversation with President Donald Trump, who is running for reelection. “I don’t think there should be any debate,” Pelos said. “I don’t think the president of the United States has behaved in such a way that anyone has an association with truth, evidence, data, facts.” “It would not legitimize a conversation with him (Trump) or a debate in terms of the US Presidency,” the Democrat added in her weekly press conference, where she predicted that the president “will probably act in a way that is below of the dignity of the Presidency “. In that sense, Pelosi recalled Trump’s “shameful actions” during debates in 2016 with then-Democratic...
    Donald Trump alluded to allegations that Joe Biden is sometimes 'handsy' and physically inappropriate with women as he issued several insults against the Democratic nominee during his Republican Convention acceptance speech Thursday evening. 'For 47 years, Joe Biden took the donations of blue collar workers, gave them hugs and even kisses –' Trump then paused mid-sentence as the 1,500-person audience laughed and cheered. Trump concluded his thought with: ' – and told them he felt their pain.' 'And then he flew back to Washington and voted to ship their jobs to China and many other distant lands,' he accused. 'Joe Biden spent his entire career outsourcing the dreams of American Workers, offshoring their jobs, opening their borders, and sending their sons and daughters to fight in endless foreign wars.'  President Donald Trump took a jab at allegations against Joe Biden's 'handsiness' during his speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump painted himself as a complete contrast to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as he rounded off the Republican National Convention on Thursday night, accusing his opponent of having a "radical" socialist agenda. Trump stood on the South Lawn to accept his party's nomination for president, expressing that he had a "heart full of gratitude and boundless optimism." 4 President Donald Trump painted himself as a complete contrast Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as he rounded off the Republican National Convention on ThursdayCredit: AFP or licensors 4 Trump said 'at no time before have voters faced a clearer choice between two parties, two visions, two philosophies, or two agendas'Credit: AFP or licensors Trump emphasized, "at no time before have voters faced a clearer choice between two parties, two visions, two philosophies, or two agendas." The president painted Biden as a far-left candidate, using words such as "socialist" and...
    Senate Majority Mitch McConnell begged voters to keep the Senate in GOP hands, telling Republican National Convention viewers that the 'stakes have never been higher.'  He said that if Washington, D.C., were to get two liberal senators, 'we can't undo the damage they've done,' with the Democrats already in control of the House and the election looking like it could deliver the Senate to the Democrats too.  McConnell's address was pre-recorded from Louisville, Kentucky and included a litany of reasons Republicans should be scared of Democratic rule, including that the party would limit 'how many hamburgers you can eat.'  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell begged voters to keep the Senate red and gave a litany of reasons why Republicans should be scared of Democratic Congressional control  Among McConnell's worries: He accused Democrats of limiting 'how many hamburgers you can eat'  'Today’s Democrat party doesn’t want to improve life...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Thursday is the last and final day of the Republican National Convention. President Trump will accept his party’s nomination from the White House before a live audience on the grounds. Make no mistake; local delegates in both parties wish they could have been at their conventions in person. “It’s the Super Bowl of politics, right, and everybody likes to get out there with their hats, listen to the speeches,” says former U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus, a Republican delegate. Rothfus thinks the GOP has done the best it could under the COVID circumstances. “The way they have taped this convention versus what we saw with the Democrats last week – there’s more that feel, like the rhythm of a convention, speakers coming up to the podium, rather than having this narration that we saw last week with the Democratic convention,” Rothfus told KDKA political editor Jon Delano. Unlike...
    Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden should go to Kenosha, Wis., to see “what’s really happening,” Kellyanne Conway, the counselor to the president, told "Fox & Friends" on Thursday reacting to comments made by the former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate criticizing President Trump. On Wednesday, Buttigieg told “Special Report” that Trump is a “master of chaos” who doesn't have any interest in justice or peace in places like Kenosha. Buttigieg added that “the president’s strategy has obviously not helped because all of this chaos is happening on his watch.” “This is very much characteristic of living in Donald Trump’s America, and I think we’re going to see more and more of it as long as he’s in charge,” he continued. Host Brian Kilmeade asked Conway on Thursday if the unrest in cities like Kenosha is Trump’s fault as Buttigieg has claimed. “No, and...
    Donald Trump will use his Republican Convention nomination acceptance speech Thursday evening to rail against Joe Biden as 'extreme' and create a clear divide between the two party's vision for the next four years. 'At no time before have voters faced a clearer choice between two parties, two visions, two philosophies, or two agendas,' Trump is expected to say in excerpts from the speech obtained by Politico and published Thursday morning. 'We have spent the last four years reversing the damage Joe Biden inflicted over the last 47 years,' he will say. 'At the Democrat convention, you barely heard a word about their agenda. But that's not because they don't have one. It's because their agenda is the most extreme set of proposals ever put forward by a major party nominee.' The speech for Trump to formally accept his nomination for reelection will be delivered on the South Lawn of...
    Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., told "Fox & Friends" he plans to take down Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's record on the final and highest-profile day of the Republican National Convention. Cotton, an Army combat veteran and Harvard Law School graduate, promises to contrast President Trump's "strength" with "Joe Biden's record of indecision and weakness" over the last 50 years in public office during the final moments before the president takes the stage. SEN. TOM COTTON: AS PRESIDENT, BIDEN WOULD PANDER TO CHINA – JUST LOOK AT HIS LIFELONG RECORD "I'm going to expose Joe Biden as weak and wrong for America," Cotton, 43, told hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Airhardt and Brian Kilmeade. VideoThe Arkansas senator was chosen partially because he was one of the earliest elected officials to warn about the coronavirus, which originated in China, and has a longstanding rift with Biden, a Cotton political adviser told Fox News earlier this week. RNC SPEAKERS: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT...
    Arizona has been on the verge of turning into a blue state for years. Now even some Republicans believe that President Trump’s sagging popularity amid the coronavirus pandemic and the worst economic crisis in a lifetime could flip the state to the Democrats. Arizona has long been to Democrats what “Lucy’s football was to Charlie Brown,” wrote FiveThirtyEight’s Nathaniel Rakich. The party has spent millions trying to win the state and media outlets have argued that “this year” would be the year Democrats finally flip Arizona since at least 2004. It hasn’t happened. Democratic nominee Joe Biden would become just the second Democrat to carry the state since 1948 if he can pull off a win, and Arizona would have two Democratic senators for the first time since 1953 if Sen. Martha McSally, a Republican appointed to her seat by Gov. Doug Ducey, loses her race to retired astronaut Mark Kelly. Unlike in past years, rising turnout, a changing electorate...
    America was founded by statesmen who were guided by strong moral and political principles. These principles have allowed this nation to flourish and continually improve itself. Often this has been a painful process, one that has been frequently stained by the blood and tears of the generations that have preceded us. Today, these fundamental principles are being attacked by zealous partisans who want to attack the moral and political foundations of our society and start completely anew. This is our chance to stand up for America. MICHAEL GOODWIN: AT UPBEAT REPUBLICAN CONVENTION, SPEAKERS MAKE STRONG PITCH FOR BLACK VOTES My decision to leave the Democrat Party was one that was not entered into lightly. The pressure of party bosses, activists, and even my colleagues, was great, but the Democrat Party has changed. It is no longer the party that my grandparents and I grew up admiring.More from Opinion John Podhoretz: Sensationally...
    Igor Derysh August 27, 2020 10:00AM (UTC) Arizona has been on the verge of turning into a blue state for years. Now even some Republicans believe that President Trump's sagging popularity amid the coronavirus pandemic and the worst economic crisis in a lifetime could flip the state to the Democrats. Arizona has long been to Democrats what "Lucy's football was to Charlie Brown," wrote FiveThirtyEight's Nathaniel Rakich. The party has spent millions trying to win the state and media outlets have argued that "this year" would be the year Democrats finally flip Arizona since at least 2004. It hasn't happened. Democratic nominee Joe Biden would become just the second Democrat to carry the state since 1948 if he can pull off a win, and Arizona would have two Democratic senators for the first time since 1953 if Sen. Martha McSally, a Republican appointed to her seat by Gov. Doug Ducey, loses her race to...
    Vice President Mike Pence issued a stark warning about Democrat Joe Biden in his Republican convention speech Wednesday, saying the country 'won't be safe' in Joe Biden's America.  It was one of many rhetorical bombs Pence lobbed as Donald Trump's Democratic opponent at an outdoor speech at Ft. McHenry in Baltimore, where crowd members seated in spaced folding chairs called out for 'four more years!'  Pence hailed Trump in a prime time speech as someone who 'does things his own way' as he accepted the Republican nomination for president where he wove together stories of patriotism with scathing attacks on Biden and Democrats. Pence alternately praised Trump for his leadership during the coronavirus pandemic, and blasted Democratic nominee Joe Biden for stressing a season of 'darkness' at his party's convention last week.  'Joe Biden would double down on the very policies that are leading to violence in America’s cities. The hard truth...
    MSNBC broke into the third night of the Republican National Convention with an instant response to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s incendiary, fear-mongering narrative that “violent mobs” are taking over the nation’s urban areas, inviting Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan to weigh in after her city was specifically called out. During the Republican governor’s speech, she echoed the “law and order” narrative that President Donald Trump and his party have chosen as a driving message for his re-election effort. Similarly, she stoked fears that cities being run by Democratic elected officials have the equivalent of lawless hellholes because they have experienced unrest marked by violence and looting amid weeks of ongoing peaceful protests after the George Floyd killing. “From Seattle in Portland to Washington and New York, Democrat[ic]-run cities across this country are being overrun by violent mobs,” Noem claimed. “The violence is rampant, there is looting, chaos, destruction and murder. People that can afford to flee have...
    Washington (CNN)The Justice Department is requesting Covid-19 data from four states "that issued orders" the agency says "may have resulted" in the deaths of nursing home residents from the virus in an effort to determine whether it should investigate if the orders are "responsible" for the deaths. The DOJ's Civil Rights Division "is evaluating whether to initiate investigations under the federal 'Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act,'" the department said in a statement announcing the request. "The Civil Rights Division seeks to determine if the state orders requiring admission of COVID-19 patients to nursing homes is responsible for the deaths of nursing home residents." The department noted in the release that the four states -- New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan -- all "required nursing homes to admit COVID-19 patients to their vulnerable populations, often without adequate testing." New Jersey's Democratic governor says it "speaks volumes" that the letter...
    Vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will serve as a Democratic counterweight to the Republican National Convention Thursday giving an afternoon speech that is sandwiched between Vice President Mike Pence’s address Wednesday and President Trump’s long-awaited convention speech hours later. Sen. Harris (D-Calif.) is expected to slam the commander in chief’s “failures to contain COVID-19 and protect working families from the economic fallout” in an address from Washington, DC, the Biden campaign said. The Democratic running mate has been slated as the party’s main counter to Trump, who will accept his party’s nomination for a second term at the Republican National Convention’s Thursday evening festivities. Since accepting the Democratic party’s nomination for the vice presidency last week in Delaware, Harris has been in the nation’s capitol working virtually with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign staff. Details of her speech were not revealed. In her address to the Democratic National Convention...
    Democratic 2020 presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump nationally and in the six most competitive battleground states, according to a CNBC poll released Wednesday. Biden is ahead of Trump in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Florida and North Carolina, according to a summary of the polls from battleground states, and leads Trump nationally by eight points, 51-43, according to Wednesday’s poll. Biden leads by five points in Wisconsin, six points in Michigan and three points in Pennsylvania, three states that Trump won in 2016 by a total of just 77,000 votes. In an Aug. 12 CNBC poll, Biden led Trump by four points in Wisconsin, five points in Michigan and four points in Pennsylvania. Biden leads by two points in Arizona, three points in Florida and one point in North Carolina, according to the poll. The poll shows the differences between Biden’s lead and the Democratic lead in the...
    The Democratic mayor of Eveleth, Minnesota, has endorsed President Trump for reelection. In a speech on the second night of the Republican National Convention, Robert Vlaisavljevich endorsed Trump, telling viewers that Democratic nominee Joe Biden is “too weak, too scared, and too sleepy to stand up to the radical Left.” The mayor issued a strong condemnation of the Green New Deal, calling the proposed set of environmental and economic changes a “job-killing disgrace, dreamt up by people who don’t live in the real world.” “The radical environmental movement has dragged the Democratic Party so far to the left, they can no longer claim to be advocates of the working man,” he said in his convention speech. The Green New Deal, backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, calls for “net-zero greenhouse gas emissions" by 2030, a job for anyone who wants to work, a...
    Tiffany Trump, the president’s youngest daughter, made the case for her father Tuesday night at the 2020 Republican National Convention, boosting him as the man best equipped to get back on track amid the coronavirus. “Like so many students across the world, I graduated from law school during the pandemic,” she said. “As a recent graduate, I can relate to so many of you who might be looking for a job. “My father built a thriving economy once, and believe me, he will do it again.” Trump posited that many Americans may be supporters of her father without even realizing it. “I urge you to make your judgment based on results and not rhetoric,” she said. “We believe in equality of opportunity. We believe in freedom of thought and expression. … We believe in school choice, because a child’s ZIP code in America should not determine their future. We believe...
    (CNN) — Monday night at the Republican National Convention, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting victim Meadow Pollack’s father, Andrew, made an appeal for President Donald Trump’s reelection in a taped video. Last week, at the Democratic National Convention, victim Jaime Guttenberg’s father, Fred, was the Floridian to cast his state’s delegate votes for Joe Biden during the roll call. Before the 2018 Parkland shooting, Andrew Pollack wasn’t a political activist, and neither was Fred Guttenberg. But in the face of unspeakable tragedy, after 17 people were killed in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the two fathers are among those who have transformed their grief into political activism, with the shared goal of preventing other families from facing the same horror. “I’m doing everything I can to educate parents. Before you’re a Republican or a Democrat, you’re a mom, you’re a dad,” Pollack told CNN in...
    The embattled New Jersey gym that had its business license revoked earlier this month after repeatedly defying Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID-19 shutdown order has made what appears to be a nifty strategic move in response. Frank Trumbetti and Ian Smith, co-owners of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, have partnered with Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rik Mehta to turn the gym into an official campaign rally location, Fox News reported. "We took a stand for our constitutional rights and for the rights of all small business owners throughout the country," Smith told "Fox & Friends Weekend" Sunday. "And it wasn't intended to become political. We were trying to offer a solution to a problem where the government was failing, and it turned political. And that was because of Gov. Murphy's actions. So now we made it political just as much as he has." What are...
    (CNN)In the years before she ran for office, GOP congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene wrote two conspiracy-laden blog posts speculating that the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to one counter-protester's death was an "inside job" and promoting a debunked conspiracy alleging some Democratic Party leaders were running a human-trafficking and pedophilia ring -- known as "Pizzagate" -- was real.Greene, running now to represent in the northwest corner of Georgia in the US House, made the comments in 2017 and 2018, writing for the now-defunct website of American Truth Seekers, a conspiracy-laden blog.In a Facebook post, Greene wrote that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was guilty of treason and suggested she could be executed. A spokesperson for the Greene campaign did not return a request for comment.American Truth Seekers's website stopped operating in 2019, but social media accounts and videos that link to Greene's time as a correspondent...
    William Hague today said a Joe Biden victory at the US presidential election 'would be good for Britain' as he accused Donald Trump of showing 'disdain for the values of freedom and democracy'.  The former foreign secretary said a 'case can be made' that Mr Trump's first term in office has been 'not too bad' for the UK because he has been 'warm towards Britain' and 'likes our Prime Minister'.   But the ex-Tory leader argued Mr Trump had failed to provide any global leadership on crunch issues during his time in the White House and that Mr Biden would be more likely to work with US allies.  The comments are likely to cause controversy on both sides of the Atlantic as Mr Trump and Mr Biden gear up for their battle at the ballot box in November.  William Hague today accused Donald Trump of showing 'disdain' for democratic values...
    During the Democratic National Convention last week, party leaders were outspoken about their movement to defund or “divert” funding for police, but as the 2020-2021 school year starts, there is another movement afoot by the same politicians and radical activists to defund school choice options — and they hope you won’t notice until it is too late. Since the coronavirus pandemic shut down schools across the country, more than 100 religious primary schools have shut their doors for good, citing budget shortfalls caused by church closures and families who are struggling to meet tuition costs. Charter and religious schools operate on slim budgets, often educating students at a fraction of the cost of traditional public schools. DEROY MURDOCK: BIDEN STANDS IN SCHOOLHOUSE DOOR ON EDUCATIONAL CHOICE For example, according to a report out of the University of Arkansas, charter schools receive an average of $5,835 less per-student than traditional public schools. Religious...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tuesday’s program at the Republican National Convention is likely to wade into familiar waters, with a lineup expected to speak on divisive issues like abortion and “cancel culture,” while lambasting Democratic rival Joe Biden and the Democrats’ progressive wing. Unlike Democrats, who shifted their convention to an all-virtual affair, Republicans kept a scaled-down, in-person gathering in Charlotte, North Carolina. Several hundred delegates gathered there Monday voted to renominate President Donald Trump, but there’s no in-person meetings for delegates scheduled the rest of the week. What to watch at the convention Tuesday: TRUMP Trump appeared frequently during the first day of his party’s convention. While he is expected to make an appearance at some point during prime-time Tuesday night, details haven’t been released. With Biden’s proposals already cast as “socialist” and “radical,” the president is likely to revive those criticisms in any remarks. THE FIRST LADY First...
    By MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tuesday's program at the Republican National Convention is likely to wade into familiar waters, with a lineup expected to speak on divisive issues like abortion and “cancel culture,” while lambasting Democratic rival Joe Biden and the Democrats' progressive wing. Unlike Democrats, who shifted their convention to an all-virtual affair, Republicans kept a scaled-down, in-person gathering in Charlotte, North Carolina. Several hundred delegates gathered there Monday voted to renominate President Donald Trump, but there’s no in-person meetings for delegates scheduled the rest of the week. What to watch at the convention Tuesday: TRUMP Trump appeared frequently during the first day of his party’s convention. While he is expected to make an appearance at some point during prime-time Tuesday night, details haven’t been released. With Biden’s proposals already cast as “socialist” and “radical," the president is likely to revive those criticisms in...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tuesday’s program at the Republican National Convention is likely to wade into familiar waters, with a lineup expected to speak on divisive issues like abortion and “cancel culture,” while lambasting Democratic rival Joe Biden and the Democrats’ progressive wing. Unlike Democrats, who shifted their convention to an all-virtual affair, Republicans kept a scaled-down, in-person gathering in Charlotte, North Carolina. Several hundred delegates gathered there Monday voted to renominate President Donald Trump, but there’s no in-person meetings for delegates scheduled the rest of the week. What to watch at the convention Tuesday: TRUMP Trump appeared frequently during the first day of his party’s convention. While he is expected to make an appearance at some point during prime-time Tuesday night, details haven’t been released. With Biden’s proposals already cast as “socialist” and “radical,” the president is likely to revive those criticisms in any remarks. THE FIRST LADY First...
    Unlike the radical Democratic Party, the GOP is not embarrassed by its commonsense policy platform. The Republican National Convention that began Monday seeks to celebrate, not camouflage, the party’s vision for America. From the opening of the convention, it became clear that the Republicans would not be playing games with the American people. There were none of the meaningless platitudes that plagued the entire Democratic National Convention, nor any of the dishonest attempts by Democrats to avoid discussing concrete policy issues that are so important for voters in this election. The many messages at the Republican Convention were delivered in a deeply personal way, with passion. The speakers didn’t turn off the lights and brood over how dark America is. They lit the candles of gratitude for what this nation means to them, and shined forth with the beam of optimism. TIM SCOTT SLAMS BIDEN ON RACE RECORD, SAYS DEMOCRATS...
    With fear, adoration and a series of false or misleading comments, supporters of Donald Trump used the first night of the Republican National Convention Monday to warn voters against Democratic rule and laud Trump as the savior of America. The event was more about Trump than the vision of Republicans; in fact, the party didn't even write a new 2020 platform, as is typically done at quadrennial conventions. There were no lofty speeches, and few entreaties to Americans about the importance of participating in the democratic process. [READ: Democracy Demographics: The data behind the votes] Instead, the message of the evening was about one man: Trump, whom speakers credited with the pre-pandemic, booming economy and said Democratic nominee Joe Biden would take the nation to socialist despair. "Joe Biden and (Sen.) Kamala Harris want a cultural revolution," Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina said, using an eerie reference to the...
    Donald Trump's Republican Party sought to present a diverse image of the candidate's support by showcasing endorsements from two African American supporters – including a state lawmakers who accused Democrats of running a 'mental plantation.' Former NFL great Herschel Walker lent his famous name and football swagger to his endorsement, while also recalling a time he bonded with Trump at Disney World. 'I watched him as the owner of a professional football team,' said Walker, who started out his pro football career in the New Jersey Generals, a USFL team Trump owned.  NFL great Herschel Walker endorsed Donald Trump at the Republican convention 'Right after he bought the team, he set out to learn,' said the former Heisman trophy winner. 'He learned about the history of the team, the players, the coaches. Every detail. Then he used what he learned to make the team better,' said walker. The pitch...
    President Trump put himself front and center on the first day of the Republican National Convention, defying tradition by delivering a speech to delegates before the main programming had even begun and later appearing in the White House alongside coronavirus workers, whom he thanked, and freed American hostages. Organizers are keen to use the week to brand Democratic nominee Joe Biden a threat to America. But in the event, the day’s proceedings served as a reminder that Trump has captured the Republican Party from top to bottom. Critics pointed to the president’s vanity in appearing before the traditional Thursday slot. But presidential historians also pointed out that Trump’s divisive rise to the top of the GOP meant organizers could not draw on the usual speakers drawn from previous presidents and nominees. In the first hour of the evening programming, Trump appeared in the East Room of the White House...
    (CNN)Monday night at the Republican National Convention, Parkland mass shooting victim Meadow Pollack's father, Andrew, made an appeal for President Donald Trump's reelection in a taped video. Last week at the Democratic National Convention, Parkland victim Jaime Guttenberg's father, Fred, was the Floridian to cast his state's delegate votes for Joe Biden during the roll call. Before the 2018 shooting, Andrew Pollack wasn't a political activist, and neither was Fred Guttenberg. But in the face of unspeakable tragedy, after 17 people were killed in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the two fathers are among those who have transformed their grief into political activism, with the shared goal of preventing other families from facing the same horror."I'm doing everything I can to educate parents. Before you're a Republican or a Democrat, you're a mom, you're a dad," Pollack told CNN in a phone interview Monday. Pollack spoke to...
    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — There are two priorities for Republican delegates from this week’s virtual, celebratory portion of the party’s national convention: Upstage the Democrats with dazzling production values and paint an optimistic, hopeful picture of the country. “Some of the things that I saw from the Democratic convention, frankly, were embarrassing. They looked like a sixth-grade attempt at a Zoom call,” Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward told the Washington Examiner. “What we as Republicans are going to present will be much more visually appealing to people that are watching it.” Last week’s Democratic convention included a few hiccups in the first-ever remote convention, which combined live addresses and reactions with prerecorded video packages and speeches. Sometimes speakers started too early while they were still being introduced. The first night of the convention included an awkward post-convention musical performance from Billy Porter, and the last night...
    In sharp contrast to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence appeared in person Monday at their party’s convention before a cheering crowd to accept their nominations for four more years in the White House. The appearances by Trump and Pence to kick off the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., make it obvious that Republicans are solidly behind the president’s successful American First agenda and his Make America Great Again (MAGA) approach. The president was greeted with chants of “four more years” as he made his surprise appearance at the convention site. He will be speaking every day of the convention, culminating with a speech delivered Thursday night from the White House. Pence will speak again Wednesday night from Baltimore’s historic Fort McHenry. TRUMP ACCUSES DEMOCRATS OF 'USING COVID TO STEAL OUR ELECTION' IN DEFIANT RNC REMARKS AFTER NOMINATION The president pointed to the...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is countering Republican criticism that the recent Democratic National Convention ignored riots and lawlessness in American cities. The Trump administration is “criminal” itself, said the first-term Democratic House member from New York. “I think that this idea of Republicans as some law-and-order party has gone out the window a long time ago. This is a criminal administration. We just had the sixth or seventh top Trump campaign official getting arrested,” Ocasio-Cortez told the Washington Examiner on Saturday, referencing the arrest of former senior White House adviser Stephen Bannon on fraud charges. “I think this idea of them trying to claim this mantle of law and order is just pageantry, and it's feeder, and I don't think that we benefit ourselves by feeding into this mythology that we have spun for personal gain," she said. "And so, my take on this is to continue to focus on...
    The Democrats marked the opening of the Republican National Convention Monday with a new ad mocking the 'Republican National Chaos.'  The Democratic National Committee-funded spot accuses President Donald Trump of 'meeting the COVID moment with job-destroying incompetence and deadly mismanagement.'  'Students and teachers are left to themselves, the jobless left without a lifeline, grandparents left to die alone, an economy left to perish, because Trump has no plan for COVID, nothing will change because Trump won't change,' the ad continued.  The Democrats marked the opening day of the Republican National Convention with an ad calling it 'Republican National Chaos'  Democrats launched a 30-second spot that pointed out President Donald Trump's failure at handling the coronavirus crisis  The Democrats blasted President Donald Trump for his 'incompetence,' along with his 'deadly mismanagement'  Trump's quote 'it is what it is,' is then used in the 30-second spot.  That line was used...
    Of course, Republicans have had months to craft a new party platform. Democrats spent the months leading up to their convention last week crafting their own platform laying out a policy agenda. The 92-page document — which includes everything from the Democratic stance on guns to health care to climate change — was adopted at the Democratic National Convention last week. But back in June, Republicans voted not to create a new platform, leaving in place its 2016 agenda. Trump commented on the lack of a new platform at the time. "The Republican Party has not yet voted on a Platform. No rush. I prefer a new and updated Platform, short form, if possible," Trump tweeted on June 12. The party delivered, issuing a one-page document saying it didn't make a new platform, will support anything Trump does, and attacked the media, saying it "continues to engage in misleading advocacy...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY TIM REID AND JARRETT RENSHAW This week’s Republican National Convention will be a four-day celebration of President Donald Trump, featuring a younger generation that may be hoping for a shot at the White House in 2024, as well as a St. Louis couple who brandished guns at anti-racism protesters. Here is a look at speakers featured in a mix of live and virtual programming that will start on Monday and run from 8:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. EDT every night. Trump and family The theme of the nominating convention will be “Honoring the Great American Story,” and will culminate in a live acceptance speech by Trump on Thursday night from the South Lawn of the White House. The president, who trails Democratic nominee Joe Biden in opinion polls ahead of...
    Reuters August 24, 2020 0 Comments This week’s Republican National Convention will be a four-day celebration of President Donald Trump, featuring a younger generation that may be hoping for a shot at the White House in 2024, as well as a St. Louis couple who brandished guns at anti-racism protesters. Here is a look at speakers featured in a mix of live and virtual programming that will start on Monday and run from 8:30 p.m. until 11 p.m EDT every night. TRUMP AND FAMILY The theme of the nominating convention will be “Honoring the Great American Story,” and will culminate in a live acceptance speech by Trump on Thursday night from the South Lawn of the White House. The president, who trails Democratic nominee Joe Biden in opinion polls ahead of the Nov. 3 election, will be the central focus and will speak each night, according to campaign sources,...
    The Republican National Convention kicking off Monday will be a four-day celebration of President Trump – and a visceral four-day condemnation of Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his party. Coming off a week during which Democrats used their quadrennial confab to hammer the president’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and warn that another four years of Trump in the White House would threaten the nation’s democratic foundations, Trump is promising to counter the message with a positive vision of “American greatness.” THE BIDEN-TRUMP POLL POSITION HEADING INTO THE CONVENTIONS Trailing the former vice president in the national public opinion polls – and more importantly also down by single-digit margins in many of the key general election battleground states that will decide the White House contest – Trump is working to create game-changing moments that can alter the long-standing dynamic in the 2020 presidential race. “Where Joe Biden sees American darkness, I see American greatness,”...
    Former President Barack Obama said that Democratic nominee Joe Biden and self-proclaimed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) had similar “goals.” Obama’s comments about Biden’s agenda were reported in a profile of Biden’s candidacy published in The New Yorker on Aug. 23. Biden has described himself as a “transitional” candidate toward a more progressive idea of government and has picked Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who has one of the most progressive voting records in the Senate, to run as his vice president. “If you look at Joe Biden’s goals and Bernie Sanders’s goals, they’re not that different, from a forty-thousand-foot level,” Obama told The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos. “They both want to make sure everybody has health care. They want to make sure everybody can get a job that pays a living wage. They want to make sure every child gets a good education.” Biden’s campaign during the Democratic primary cast...
    Bradley Cortright August 23, 2020 0 Comments Former President Barack Obama says Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) agendas are not too different. In an interview with The New Yorker, Obama said, “If you look at Joe Biden’s goals and Bernie Sanders’s goals, they’re not that different, from a forty-thousand-foot level.” “They both want to make sure everybody has health care. They want to make sure everybody can get a job that pays a living wage. They want to make sure every child gets a good education,” he added. Biden cast himself as a moderate during the Democratic presidential primary, but he has adopted slightly more progressive policies in a bid to unite the two factions of the party. Obama said Biden’s decision to adopt policies that are more progressive is a strategic decision, “A lot of times, the issue has to do with ‘How do we go about that, and what...
    President Donald Trump complained once again about Fox News’ Chris Wallace talking to Democrats on Sunday, accusing the Fox News Sunday host of bias in grilling his chief of staff but supposedly going easier on a Joe Biden ally. Wallace opened by asking Meadows for the president’s reaction to the secret recordings of his sister Maryanne Trump Barry calling him out for lying and lack of principles. He questioned Meadows a bit on the president’s tone ahead of the RNC convention and confronted him on issues pertaining to mail-in voting and Trump’s suggestion about sending law enforcement to the polls, “which you know from our history, is an old tactic that has been used, especially in the South, as a form of voter suppression, especially against minorities.” Wallace also confronted Meadows about the president’s tweet attacking the “deep state” at the FDA, but things didn’t really get that heated...
    Donald Trump will speak on all four nights of the Republican National Convention as he prepares to accept his nomination for reelection as the party released Sunday the list of big-name Republicans who will make remarks on his behalf this week. The list includes the Republican running or Elijah Cumming's congressional seat in Baltimore who is urging black Americans to leave the Democratic Party. The convention will also feature former Democrat Jeff Van Drew who now represents New Jersey's 2nd congressional district as a Republican. Trump will kick off the week by holding a press conference at the White House Sunday evening and then head to Asheville, North Carolina on Monday, which is about a two hour drive from the initial location of the convention in Charlotte. The unconventional convention is expected to feature remarks from the president each night as it pushes the limits of the presidency as Trump...
    President Trump slammed the Democratic Party on Sunday for starting two caucus meetings during last week’s convention with the Pledge of Allegiance minus the words “under God.” At least two speakers who led auxiliary events during the virtual Democratic National Convention omitted “under God” from the pledge. The words were not omitted during several recitals of the pledge during main convention events, however. “Two Democrat Caucus Meetings removed “UNDER GOD” from the Pledge of Allegiance. It sounded not only strange, but terrible. That’s where they’re coming from!” Trump tweeted on Sunday morning. Two Democrat Caucus Meetings removed “UNDER GOD” from the Pledge of Allegiance. It sounded not only strange, but terrible. That’s where they’re coming from! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2020 Trump later tweeted out a White House video of a speech he gave on July 6, 2017, in Warsaw, Poland, commemorating the Warsaw Uprising of...
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegSunday shows preview: Republicans gear up for national convention, USPS debate continues in Washington The Hill's Convention Report: Postmaster General grilled | Looking ahead to GOP convention | Trump campaign passes billion in spending The Hill's Morning Report - Biden's big speech attracts widespread praise MORE said Sunday that the differences between Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse passes B bill to boost Postal Service Trump seeks to overcome eroding support among women Here are the states where Kanye West is on the ballot MORE and President TrumpDonald John TrumpTwo 'The Apprentice' producers helping with Republican National Convention About 70,000 lives could be saved in near future if people wear masks: researchers Trump issues disaster declaration for California as wildfires rage MORE are so stark that they are "punching us in the face.” The former South Bend, Ind. mayor told NBC News’s “Meet the Press”...
    A national political nominating convention, as the Democrats have just completed, is, to be sure, a mutual admiration event. A steady stream of speakers led to the finale with the acceptance speech by the presidential candidate, Joe Biden. But the Convention has another declared purpose:  to show the country what the Democratic Party stands for and the future it wishes to shape for the American people. Repetition is expected and it was no surprise that speaker after speaker attacked “inequality” and the injustices of discrimination against minorities, women, and the poor. Intriguingly was what the three-day talkfest left out.  The Democratic Party avoided the issue of what to do about the gross maldistribution of power between the tiny few and the rest of the people in America.  This glaring omission signaled that the aggressive progressive wing of the Party – led by Bernie Sanders and youthful incumbents in Congress could...
    Tom Boggioni August 22, 2020 11:53PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story With the virtual Democratic National Convention in the rear-view mirror and the nomination handed to former Vice President Joe Biden, Democratic strategists plan to do everything they can to disrupt the Republican National convention slated to start next week. After a week of Donald Trump taking daily shots at the Democratic ticket of Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), along with speakers who were live-streamed into the convention, the Democratic Party plans to hit the president with a daily barrage of  attacks zeroing in on the lowlights of his failed administration. : According to a report at the Washington Post, "The party is attempting to cast everything about Trump as chaotic and disruptive, from the way he runs the presidency to what appears on his Twitter feed, from his approach to the coronavirus pandemic to the speaking...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivered his nomination acceptance speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention on Thursday night. Some viewers noticed striking similarities between his acceptance speech at the 2020 DNC and his acceptance speech as Barack Obama's vice president at the 2008 DNC. The two speeches shared especially similar platitudes, and at times, Biden used the exact same wording. Here are some of the examples of how the two speeches are notably similar despite being delivered 12 years apart. 2008: "It's about whether you can look your children in the eye and say, 'We're going to be okay.'" 2020: "It's about looking your kids in the eye and say, 'Honey, it's going to be okay.'" 2008: "That's how you come to believe, to the very core of your being, that work is more than a paycheck. It's dignity. It's respect." 2020: "He would say, 'Joey,...
    After a Republican QAnon supporter received a congressional major this week and President Donald Trump embraced the conspiracy group throughout a White Home briefing, Invoice Maher felt compelled to inform America the true id of the group’s founder “Q”… which he once more claimed to be himself. “It makes good sense that I — libertine, atheist, pot-smoking Trump-hating Invoice Maher — am Q,” the host of Actual Time mentioned. “I’m, which I revealed on this present two years in the past.” He then minimize to a fast clip from that episode and returned, cloaked and showing below blue gentle in entrance of a laptop computer, joking that the hypothesis is true. Maher acknowledged that his most critical followers know, “It makes the least sense. … Assume the other of the other of what you recognize just isn’t true. Then and solely then are you considering like a real QAnon.”...
    After being accused by Democrats of being a chaotic and dishonest leader, President Donald Trump has countered that Democrats, not he, would bring chaos to the United States if Joe Biden wins the White House in November. 'If our opponents prevail no one will be safe in our country,' Trump told conservative activists on Friday in his first speech since the Democratic National Convention ended this week. 'I'm the only thing standing between the American dream and total anarchy, madness and chaos,' Trump said. He also suggested, without explanation, that the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives could become president if the results of the November 3 election were not clear by the end of the year. 'I don't think you'll know two weeks later. I don't think you'll know four weeks later,' he said. 'There's a theory that if you don't have it by the end of the...
    Actress Rose McGowan made it clear in recent days that she will not be fawning over the Democratic Party, after going viral for blasting them as ineffective on Thursday and slamming party elites by name regarding sexual assault allegations on Friday. What are the details? McGowan—one of several women who has accused Hollywood producer and convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein of raping her—tweeted Friday night: "I was raped by a TOP Democratic donor. Hillary Clinton shut down NBC's exposé of [Harvey Weinstein] with one call from her spokesperson. I strongly believe Joe Biden is a rapist. DNC had Bill Clinton, serial abuser of young women (Epstein & others) speak. You want me to be pro-Dem? I know more than you will ever know about their evil. You can hide behind your convenient morality. I won't."https://t.co/d0TW9XVa2p — Rose McGowan (@Rose McGowan)1598061560.0 The actress was pointing to the...
    Reuters August 22, 2020 0 Comments After being accused by Democrats of being a chaotic and dishonest leader, President Donald Trump countered on Friday that Democrats, not he, would bring chaos to the United States if Joe Biden wins the White House in November. “If our opponents prevail no one will be safe in our country,” Trump told conservative activists in his first speech since the Democratic National Convention ended late on Thursday. “I’m the only thing standing between the American dream and total anarchy, madness and chaos,” Trump said. In a preview of what Republicans will argue at their own convention next week, Trump hammered at the law-and-order theme he has embraced in response to anti-racism and police brutality protests in U.S. cities including Portland, Oregon. He said police had been weakened in “Democrat-run” cities and cited a spike in murders in Chicago, Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia....
    Reuters August 22, 2020 0 Comments U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden and closely allied Democratic groups raised $70 million during their four-day convention this week, Biden’s election campaign said on Friday. The convention’s broadcasts drew 122 million views across 15 digital platform livestreams and also attracted 85.1 million to television broadcasts, the campaign said in an emailed statement. Republican President Donald Trump’s campaign and closely allied groups pulled in $165 million during the typically sluggish political fundraising month of July, more than Democratic rival Joe Biden’s $140 million, Trump’s campaign said earlier this month. That result allows Trump to enter the final stretch of the U.S. presidential campaign with a slim, but intact, cash advantage. Trump and party-backed groups now have more than $300 million to spend on advertisement, door-knocking organizers and other political expenses, they said, compared with Biden’s $294 million. The virtual Democratic convention wrapped up on...
    Dan Froomkin August 22, 2020 11:00AM (UTC) This article was co-produced with Press Watch, a new website that monitors and critiques American political coverage. Please consider supporting Press Watch by making a donation. The webcam-scaled Democratic National Convention showed us something that, it now becomes very clear, has been sadly missing from the wall of noise that is modern American political coverage: ordinary Americans, miserable and desperate for change. Half a century ago, television coverage from the front lines in Vietnam turned the American people against the war because it brought the horrors of combat directly into their living rooms. This convention — completely unexpectedly — brought other people's living rooms into our living rooms. : As a result, I suspect that many ordinary Americans are suddenly, viscerally aware that they are not alone in their misery and frustration; that they are not the only ones wholly disgusted by the...
    Actress/activist Rose McGowan and her former "Charmed" co-star Alyssa Milano had a nasty Twitter feud on Friday night, accusing her ex-castmate of stealing the #MeToo movement. McGowan has been outspoken with her fierce condemnation of Joe Biden and the Democratic Party in various tweets amid this week's Democratic Convention, calling the candidate and the party "monsters" and "frauds." "What have the Democrats done to solve ANYTHING?" McGowan asked late Thursday night. "Help the poor? No. Help Black & Brown people? No. Stop police brutality? No. Help single mothers? No. Help children? No. You have achieved nothing. NOTHING. Why did people vote Trump? Because of you motherf-----s." BIDEN ACCUSER TARA READE TRASHES ALYSSA MILANO FOR DEFENDING CANDIDATE That prompted Milano, an outspoken supporter of Biden's, to fact-check McGowan on "all the things the Democratic Party has done to make the world a better place," which included the 19th Amendment, The New...
    I urge those who still indulge the fiction that former President Barack Obama is a uniter and great statesman to read the transcript of his Democratic National Convention speech with an open mind and discerning eye. Obama proudly violated the long-practiced rule that former presidents shouldn't attack sitting ones. But he's Obama, exempt from the rules, and he was attacking President Trump, whom the left considers fair game for any smear anytime, anywhere, no matter how deceitful and malicious. Obama was petty, personal, dishonest and strikingly divisive while pretending to call for unity. He showcased the very qualities for which he torched Trump. TRUMP SLAMS DEMOCRATS, SAYS WHERE THEY SEE 'DARKNESS' HE SEES 'AMERICAN GREATNESS' To address every objectionable aspect of this speech would require a full book chapter, so let me just highlight some of its most noxious parts. Obama said: "I did hope, for the sake of our...
    A woman running to be the "first black mayor" of Sumter, South Carolina, has been arrested and charged with faking her own kidnapping and beating to garner sympathy for her political campaign. Sabrina Belcher, 29, perpetrated the alleged hoax via Facebook Live with her accomplice 34-year-old Christopher Eaddy, according to South Carolinian police. “This was simply an effort to create disorder and discontent in our community for personal gain,” Sumter Police Chief Russell Roark said. “As a result, a valuable number of resources, including personnel, man-hours of the police department as well as local medical professionals, were wasted based on false information.” Detectives said the claims made by Belcher were found to be false after officials uncovered communication between her and Eaddy days before the video was released. “They staged a kidnapping and beating in order to garner publicity, sympathy and votes in the November election,”...
    A 19-year-old Democratic candidate, who confessed that he carried out abusive behavior toward multiple girls in middle school, won his primary race for the Kansas state House of Representatives. Community college student Aaron Coleman won his primary despite confessing that he engaged in "bullying, revenge porn, and blackmail." Coleman defeated 13-year incumbent Stan Frownfelter, 823 to 809, in the Aug. 4 Democratic primary for the 37th District. The results were certified this week. There is no Republican challenger for the seat, which makes Coleman a near shoo-in for the November election. However, Coleman has baggage that has his own party questioning whether he is fit to serve office. During the campaign, he told former Republican state lawmaker John Whitmer that he would "laugh and giggle when you get COVID and die," according to the Kansas City Star. "In exercising my first amendment rights, earlier this week I...
    Actress and #MeToo advocate recently Rose McGowan took aim at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and the Democratic Party after the conclusion of the group’s convention on Thursday, RT reported. “You are the season of darkness,” she wrote on Thursday evening. “@JoeBiden @dnc You are monsters. You are frauds. You are the lie.” Not long after, she took aim at the party’s purported failings. “What have the Democrats done to solve ANYTHING? Help the poor? No. Help black & brown people? No. Stop police brutality? No. Help single mothers? No. Help children? No. You have achieved nothing. NOTHING. Why did people vote Trump? Because of you motherf*ckers.” McGowan received pushback from many for her comments. Some accused her of pushing the election in favor of Biden’s opponent, Donald Trump, while others supported McGowan’s sentiments on the hypocrisy of the Democratic Party. As reported by Fox News, McGowan made clear that...
    Actress Rose McGowan slammed Democrats following their convention this week, making the argument that they haven’t accomplished “anything” and blaming them for the election of Donald Trump as president. “What have the Democrats done to solve ANYTHING?” the actress tweeted as the Democratic National Convention was concluding Thursday night. “Help the poor? No. Help black & brown people? No. Stop police brutality? No. Help single mothers? No. Help children? No. You have achieved nothing. NOTHING. Why did people vote Trump? Because of you motherf------.” (Screenshot) The tweet was retweeted over 13,000 times and liked over 42,000 times as of midday Friday. McGowan, who accused disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, has been vocal about her belief of Tara Reade’s sexual assault and harassment allegations against Joe Biden, and she lashed out against the former vice-president in a tweet earlier in the night. “You are the season of...
    A slew of Fox News anchors praised former Vice President Joe Biden for his Democratic National Convention (DNC) speech Thursday evening. Biden accepted the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination Thursday evening, delivering a speech that did not mention President Donald Trump by name once. The Democratic presidential nominee promised to “draw on the best of us” and “be an ally of the light” following a president who he said “has cloaked America in darkness for much too long.” Multiple Fox News anchors commented on Biden’s speech after it concluded, and they all appeared to agree that he nailed it. (RELATED: ‘The Best He’s Been’: Reporters Across The Board Praise Biden’s ‘Home Run’ DNC Speech) “Remember, Donald Trump has been talking for months about Joe Biden as mentally shot, a captive of the left, and I guess Biden was reading from a teleprompter in a prepared speech, but I thought he blew...
    If this year's Democratic National Convention proved anything, it's that Democrats use many words to say absolutely nothing. As predicted, Joe Biden accepted the Democratic nomination for president and tried to paint Americans as victims of Donald Trump and himself as the people's savior. Steven Crowder livestreamed CNN's coverage of the DNC and fact-checked speakers in real time, thankfully, so sit back and enjoy Crowder's politically incorrect and honest assessment of Biden's acceptance speech. Use promo code LWC to save $10 on one year of BlazeTV. Want more from Steven Crowder? To enjoy more of Steven's uncensored late-night comedy that's actually funny, join Mug Club — the only place for all of Crowder uncensored and on demand.
    Actress and activist Rose McGowan has hit out at the Democratic Party for its apparent failure to serve the American people. McGowan made her feelings on the Democratic Party clear in a blistering tweet accusing the party — which this week officially nominated former Vice President Joe Biden as the Democratic presidential candidate — of turning against the oppressed voices to whom they endlessly pander and for which they claim to advocate. What are the details? In a viral tweet Thursday night after the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention, the award-winning actress and best-selling author wrote, "What have the Democrats done to solve ANYTHING? Help the poor? No. Help black & brown people? No. Stop police brutality? No. Help single mothers? No. Help children? No. You have achieved nothing. NOTHING. Why did people vote Trump? Because of you motherf***ers." Image source: Twitter...
    Vice President Mike Pence complained Friday morning that the Democratic National Convention was 'grim' and 'very negative, very hostile' after Democratic nominee Joe Biden torched President Donald Trump's tenure as the nation's 'season of darkness.'  'I didn't get to watch a lot of it but the parts that I saw over the course of the whole week painted a very grim picture of the United States of America. It was very negative, very hostile,' Pence said on Fox Business Network.  Speaking specifically to Biden's speech, Pence said the former vice president held a 'very, very negative view of America,' as the current vice president did a tour of the morning shows to counter the Democrat's message.       Vice President Mike Pence called the Democratic National Convention 'grim, negative and very hostile' after Democratic nominee called the Trump administration the nation's 'season of darkness'  President Donald Trump abandoned his usual...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden, accepting the Democratic nomination for the presidency in his third run for the office, emphasized compassion, unity and restoring the "promise of America to everyone" in his speech Thursday night. "The best way through pain, loss and grief is to find purpose," he said.  "We can choose the path of becoming angrier, less hopeful, and more divided. A path of shadow and suspicion," Biden said. "Or we can choose a different path, and together, take this chance to heal, to be reborn, to unite. A path of hope and light." Biden suggested President Trump took the former path, that he has "cloaked America in darkness," and he portrayed his own candidacy as a "battle for the soul of the nation," the language he used when he first entered the presidential race in 2019. Get updates from the campaign trail delivered to your inbox "This...
    Vice President Mike Pence in a Friday interview framed the upcoming presidential election as a choice on the issues, drawing a contrast between what he said is President Trump's "law and order" and pro-economy agenda versus a "radical left" agenda he said is supported by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris. Pence's message after the final night of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) and ahead of the Republican National Convention (RNC) was the exact opposite of how Democrats portrayed the election this week -- as a choice about the character of the two candidates. Pence acknowledged as much in his Friday comments, which came in an interview with "Fox & Friends." "Joe Biden said last night ... democracy is on the ballot, character is on the ballot," Pence told the morning show's hosts, before laying out what he said the election was all about. "The economy is on the ballot....
    Thursday was a "perfect day" for Democrats in the United States, according to Democratic strategist James Carville. Carville lauded the acceptance speech delivered by Joe Biden and said it was the ideal ending to a day that began with news that former Trump adviser Steve Bannon had been arrested for his role in an alleged fraudulent border wall fundraising scheme. "I thought this was a perfect day. It started with the president’s chief strategist arrested on a 150-foot yacht for fleecing poor people and it ended with Vice President Biden saying, 'God bless the troops,'" Carville said on MSNBC. "And I think what he showed tonight was — and he was very clear — he wants to be president of all America, not the base. And I thought that was the real contrast. I really did. [...] But I think today is a very instructive day in...
    Senate hearings today, House hearings Monday. House legislation in between. And oh my, what an evening. Welcome, decency, I missed you. Ok that was an extraordinary evening. It’s too soon for all the punditry, so this will be Twitter heavy, but start with this: xIf Senate business ran late - Senate late - and Biden missed the 10 pm train, he didn’t just grab a hotel room. His DC driver drove him up the GW Parkway to Maryland House, where the Delaware driver met us and took him home.— Josh Zembik (@jzembik) August 21, 2020 xWhen he emerged from Union Station, he was with another gentleman. They were laughing. I figured he’d spotted and old friend. Then they both got in my Jetta. “This is John,” Biden said. “He’s grabbing a ride back to Delaware with us. We both missed the train.”— Josh Zembik (@jzembik) August 21, 2020 xA...
    Empty mailboxes, missed rent: US Postal Services struggles have real-world impacts Guy Fieri talks about coronavirus restaurant relief, how pandemic affected Food Network filming Steph Curry and family endorse Joe Biden in Democratic National Convention video Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and family appeared at the 2020 Democratic National Convention on Thursday night to endorse Joe Biden for president. © Democratic National Convention Stephen Curry, his wife Ayesha and daughters Ryan and Riley, right, talk about the election during the Democratic National Convention. The three-time NBA champion and two-time Most Valuable Player was joined by his wife Ayesha and two daughters Riley, 8, and Ryan, 5, to offer a candid look at a family conversation about the state of America and politics. The video of the family titled "Keeping the Faith with the Currys" highlighted the importance of November's presidential election and the changes they would like to see in the country. From...
    The virtual Democratic National Convention that ended Thursday night succeeded in portraying the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris ticket as competent, decent and welcoming to a broad-based coalition — while also making a powerful case for the defeat of President Trump in the November election. The core theme of the convention was focused on the need to stop Trump from serving a second term. The case for presidential nominee and former Vice President Biden was made over the course of the week by contrasting him and Trump on personal characteristics and leadership. With this overarching theme, the Democrats largely achieved the unstated objective of the convention: do no harm at a time when Biden is leading Trump in opinion polls. CHRIS WALLACE SAYS BIDEN BLEW 'A BIG HOLE' IN TRUMP'S 'MENTALLY SHOT' CLAIM WITH DNC ACCEPTANCE SPEECH Biden’s speech accepting the presidential nomination conveyed his leadership capabilities and upstanding character, which was...
    By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Joe Biden finally got his moment. After a 2020 presidential campaign dominated by President Donald Trump's words and actions, Biden on Thursday rose to the level of a true adversary as he accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for the November election. Accused by the Republican Trump of hiding in his basement throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Biden turned his opponent's narrative to his advantage on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, delivering an austere address in a quiet room that some commentators, both left and right, likened to a speech from the Oval Office, not a convention floor. Biden, 77 and nearing his 50th year in politics, cast himself as the wizened healer of a troubled and divided nation, pushing back at doubters within his party who whispered that he was wrong for the moment. He invoked President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who presided...
              Live from Virginia Thursday morning on The John Fredericks Show –  weekdays on WNTW AM 820/ FM 92.7 – Richmond, WJFN FM 100.5 – Central Virginia, WMPH AM 1010 / FM 100.1 / FM 96.9 (7-9 PM) Hampton Roads, WBRG AM 1050 / FM 105.1 – Lynchburg/Roanoke and Weekdays 6-10 am and 24/7 Stream –  host Fredericks welcomed Virginia House of Delegates Republican member Glenn Davis to the program. During the interview, Davis weighed in on the current Democratic decision in Richmond to move all meetings to Zoom. He added that it prevented the Republicans from getting to speak up about legislation and was equally upset about Democrats keeping their $210. per diem while they work from home on their couches. Fredericks: Joining us now on the John Fredericks show is Glenn Davis. They kicked him out of Richmond. They kicked them out. But the Democrats...
    President Donald Trump abandoned his normal all-caps attacks on his rival Joe Biden's mental fitness to say all the Democrat was promising was 'just words.'    'In 47 years, Joe did none of the things of which he now speaks. He will never change, just words!' Trump tweeted as the Democratic nominee closed out his speech.  Biden concluded the four-day Democratic convention by flaming Trump's record, telling Americans that 'character is on the ballot.'  President Donald Trump abandoned his usual attacks on Democratic nominee Joe Biden's mental fitness to say that his nomination acceptance speech was 'just words'  Trump tweeted, 'In 47 years, Joe did none of the things of which he now speaks. He will never change, just words!'  Biden had just given a speech to the livestreamed convention audience in which he proclaimed 'character is on the ballot'  'Compassion is on the ballot. Decency, science, democracy....
    (CNN)The Democratic National Convention is now officially over.While former Vice President Joe Biden's acceptance speech was the centerpiece of the night, there were a slew of other speeches by Democrats with aspirations for the national stage -- including former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.Below the best -- and worst -- of the final night of the Democrats' quadrennial convention.HITS* Joe Biden: The most essential challenge for Biden on Thursday night was to show competence, strength and readiness, having withstood months of attacks from President Donald Trump and his allies suggesting that the former vice president wasn't all there mentally. (At 78, Biden would be the oldest person ever elected to a first term as president -- taking that record from Trump.) While the start of the speech was somewhat rocky, Biden not only settled into the speech but did...
    By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After three nights of solemn political rhetoric at the U.S. Democratic National Convention, comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus injected a heavy dose of humor and mockery on Thursday, all of it aimed at Republican President Donald Trump. Louis-Dreyfus, best known as the fictional vice president on the HBO comedy "Veep," moderated the final night, firing off a string of one-liners and lightening the earnest tone of the convention to nominate Democrat Joe Biden for the White House. When the actress described herself as a union member, climate activist and patriotic Democrat, she added, "or as Donald Trump will call me in a tweet tomorrow, a washed-up, horse-faced, no-talent, has-been with low ratings," she said. "Well, with all due respect, sir, it takes one to know one." After a video addressing Biden's faith, she made reference to Trump's famous walk across Washington's Lafayette Square in June for...
    Former Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY), who once lobbied for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Russia, said at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night that we will be “listening less to the Russians” and more to Dr. Anthony Fauci. “This time next year, I hope we’re listening less to the Russians and more to Dr. Fauci,” Susan Molinari said during the opening sequence of Thursday night’s programming in which Democrats said what they would hope would happen this time next year. Molinari represented Staten Island for three terms in the House as a Republican before she left Congress in 1997. Shortly after she retired from Congress, she joined the Washington Group in 2001 as its president and chief executive. In 2007, the Washington Group became part of a contract with the worldwide public relations firm Ketchum in representing Russia, which was later revealed to be valued at $7.5 million, the...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called out anger and division in the country as he accepted his party's nomination Thursday – vowing to unite the country and represent even those who do not support him – not just his political 'base.' 'Too much anger, too much fear, too much division,' Biden said, early in his remarks. He said President Trump had 'cloaked America in darkness,' and blasted Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus. Speaking in the Chase Center in Wilmington a night after running mate Sen. Kamala Harris spoke, Biden intoned: 'I give you my word. If you entrust me with the presidency, I’ll draw on the best of us not the worst,' he said, in a speech laden with references to President Donald Trump and a harsh critique of his governing style.    'It’s time for us for we the people to come together,' said Biden, calling it a 'life-changing...
    Joe Biden has said US Donald Trump has "cloaked America in darkness for much too long" as he accepted the Democratic White House nomination. The former US vice-president said his rival has unleashed "too much anger, too much fear, too much division". Mr Biden's speech is the culmination of a political career spanning nearly half a century. He heads into the general election campaign with a clear lead in opinion polls over Mr Trump, 74. But with 75 days to go until the election the Republican president has plenty of time to narrow the gap. The Joe Biden story What Biden wants to do How is Trump doing in the polls? Related Topics US election 2020 Republican Party Joe Biden Donald Trump Democratic Party US politics
    Hunter Biden appeared on behalf of his father at Thursday night's Democratic National Convention in a video with his sister Ashley.  The Bidens' two adult children said every other line of the video, with Hunter Biden describing his dad as 'honest' and 'the strongest shoulder you can lean on.'  'He'll listen. He'll be there when you need him. He'll never let you down,' Hunter Biden said, a subtle hint to his personal troubles.  Hunter Biden hinted as his personal troubles when he talked about how his father was 'the strongest shouder you can lean on'  He said his dad would 'make your grandkids feel that what they've got to say matters.'  'He'll get up no matter how many times he's been knocked down,' Hunter Biden continued.  'He'll be the best friend you've ever had.'  At the end of the quick video tribute, which was seemingly not filmed in Delaware where...
    Donald Trump, counter-programming the Democratic National Convention, told Fox News “something is wrong with Joe Biden that leaves the party’s soon-to-be presidential nominee “fight back” against lefist forces. He also “They’ve forced him to support things that no one ever would have thought,” the president told Sean Hannity of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. “And he’s not in a position to fight back. … Something’s going on. I assume we’ll be able to find out … sooner rather than later.A few minutes later, the 74-year-old Mr Trump compared himself to a world-class chess player, contending Mr Biden lacks the mental capacity at 77 to stand up to the world’s harshest leaders, like Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “If you are not at the top of your game, it’s not going to be a pretty picture,” he said. “It’s like: chess masters. And...