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    President Biden said he is tired of talking about former President Donald Trump even as he blamed his predecessor for delays in providing coronavirus vaccinations to the public. Biden used a televised town hall on Tuesday evening to promise he would accelerate the country’s inoculation program and said teachers should be closer to the front of the line so that schools could reopen faster. But one figure loomed large over the proceedings, much to Biden’s apparent annoyance — and occasional relief. So when asked by CNN moderator Anderson Cooper for a date when any American who wanted a vaccine could get a vaccine, Biden gave a July timeline before explaining that his administration inherited no stores of doses to accelerate vaccination efforts once it took office. “We got into office and found out the supply, there was no backlog. I mean, there was nothing in the refrigerator ... figuratively and...
    President Joe Biden vowed on Tuesday the COVID vaccine will be available to every American 'by the end of July' will millions of additional doses on the way. Biden made the promise during a CNN town hall on the pandemic as his administration faces questions about its target numbers to get the vaccine into the arms of every American. The first question from moderator Anderson Cooper was 'when is every American who wants it going to be able to get a vaccine.' 'By the end of July of this year,' Biden responded. 'By the end of July, we'll have over 600 million doses enough to vaccinate every single American.'  President Joe Biden vowed the COVID vaccine will be available to every American 'by the end of July' with an additional 600 million doses on the way President Biden is participating in a CNN town hall with moderator Anderson Cooper...
    Here in the new millennium, two district species of Americans have evolved. There are the Americans who, from many years of having it demonstrated to them, know Sen. Mitch McConnell to be dishonest, power-obsessed, and eager to sabotage both nation itself and the lives of its citizens in service of Republican Party power. And then there's the press, which cannot stomach the thought that the most powerful political figure of recent times is singularly corrupt and dishonest, a man who through relentlessly false claims and rhetorical psychopathies worked diligently to turn the Senate into little more than an exceptionally pompous Fox News show. On Saturday, Sen. Mitch McConnell gave a rousing speech blasting Donald Trump for a "disgraceful dereliction of duty," among other offenses, agreeing that there was "no question, none," that Trump is "practically and morally responsible" for an insurrection attempt that killed a police officer, injured around 140 others,...
    (CNN)In today's partisan political world, we often hear folks on both sides of the aisle say, "Elections have consequences," to explain policy shifts they support. Coming from Alabama, where we all too often have witnessed political figures using "dog whistle" style rhetoric to inflame passions and in many cases incite violence, I also remind people that words have consequences as well. And when those consequences include a violent insurrection in our nation's Capitol like the one on January 6, accountability is an absolute necessity, in order to protect our democracy. In my view, the House impeachment managers presented a concise and compelling case that former President Donald Trump incited the insurrection of January 6.At the outset, it is important to be clear that two "legal" issues have been dispensed with and should not be part of any senator's deliberations. First, regardless of one's personal opinion about the Senate's jurisdiction to...
    A man who was caught on camera carrying a Trump flag inside the Capitol building during last month's deadly riot has been arrested. Steven Omar Maldonado was apprehended by FBI agents on Wednesday morning at Orlando International Airport as he was preparing to fly to Puerto Rico.  Maldonado was identified after being recognized in news footage that was widely publicized in the days following the siege. His name was reported by a couple who then informed the FBI.   Steven Omar Maldonado is accused of participating in last month’s riots in DC Maldonado admitted to being the person featured in a photo showing a man breaking into the Senate Chamber during the Capitol riot and carrying a Trump flag Hearst Privacy Policy The FBI said it cross-referenced that information with Maldonado's driver's license, social media photos and surveillance footage from U.S. Capitol police. In eight pages of charging documents Maldonado...
    Evan Vucci/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.We’re now in the phase of the pandemic when painful anniversaries start arriving: The first known case in the US. The first travel bans. Soon, we’ll mark a year since the first coronavirus death in the US. But I think about today, a year ago, often—a moment that strikes me as especially important to recall, for all the lies that have flooded our lives ever since. We didn’t know about this until much later, in September, but on February 7, 2020, two days after Trump was acquitted in his first impeachment trial, the president spoke candidly to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward. Trump admitted, in a taped, private phone call, that the new coronavirus was “deadly stuff”, and something to be worried about. “You...
    Donald Trump has been accused of 'throwing under the bus' his top Pentagon officials in the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection, as his Defense Secretary claimed that the president said 10,000 troops would be needed on January 6 - but failed to issue orders. In a remarkable report in Vanity Fair, published on Friday, senior Trump figures spoke candidly of the chaos. Christopher Miller, who until Wednesday was the Defense Secretary, said that when Trump made him head of the Pentagon, in November, 'the bar was pretty low.' He told the magazine he had three goals: 'No military coup, no major war, and no troops in the street. The 'no troops in the street' thing changed dramatically about 14:30…. So that one's off [the list].' Miller, 55, was named Secretary of Defense in November - against his family's wishes Kash Patel, 40, was named Miller's chief of staff...
    New York : The path is clear for new president Joe Biden’s economic team. The legislature that began on Wednesday, January 20, has two fundamental and urgent tasks on its economic agenda starting from day one, “rescue first and rebuild later.” In an economy prey to COVID, the first thing on the agenda is to get the country out of the crisis with the aid package for citizens, companies and local governments, as well as a rapid vaccination strategy. It is the rescue. The second thing is to start your schedule called Build Back Better with special emphasis on infrastructure, innovation, research and development and clean energy. The new president will undo much of what the Donald Trump Administration has done, especially in matters of labor rights, alternative energy, foreign trade (import tariffs), consumer protection and taxation, among other matters. The ultimate goal is to reverse the growing trend...
    Barack Obama delivering a barn-burning closing address in the pouring rain. A friendly sparrow alighting on Bernie Sanders’ lectern. A fly combing through Mike Pence’s hair as he defends his boss against charges of cozying up with white supremacists. Political history loves a metaphor, and there may be no powerful symbol of the challenge facing President-elect Joe Biden than his taking the oath of office on Wednesday amidst the literal American carnage wrought by his predecessor, standing atop a stage just recently overrun by a mob willing to burn down the Capitol so long as President Donald Trump remained king of the ashes. Biden’s most pressing task: start sweeping up the ashes. His first address to the nation as its president will focus on bringing the nation back together during a moment marked by unprecedented crisis, according to Biden advisers. The theme—“unity”—is simple, but the country he seeks to unify...
    The Texas real estate broker who bragged about traveling to the US Capitol riots on a private jet says she only went because a 'very cute guy' invited her - before he 'hit it off with another woman.  Jennifer 'Jenna' Ryan, 50, of Frisco, turned herself into authorities last week for her role in the January 6 Capitol siege that left five people dead.  She was released from custody hours later and returned home, where she demanded that President Donald Trump pardon her from federal charges of knowingly entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct.  Ryan has now claimed that she decided to go to DC on a whim after receiving a Facebook message from a handsome stranger looking for people to join him at the rally Trump was holding at the White House.  'He was adorable,' the single realtor - who said she loves Trump, firmly believes his unfounded claims of voter...
    Joe Biden will try to turn the page on the Donald Trump era by focusing on the human toll of coronavirus before and after his inauguration, it emerged Sunday.  He and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will lead a national memorial for the dead of COVID on Tuesday night from Washington D.C., where he and Jill Biden will arrive earlier in the day.  And he will make use of the lack of traditional greeting at the White House from the outgoing president on the morning of the inauguration to go to church before his swearing-in. Then on Thursday he will attend a prayer service at Washington National Cathedral which is expected to be dedicated to those who have died of COVID, a number fast approaching 400,000 Americans. With the traditions of inauguration upended by a combination of Trump's refusal to meet Biden at the White House, massive security in the wake...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump and top White House officials did little to check in on Vice President Mike Pence while he and members of his family were inside the US Capitol when Trump-backed rioters stormed the halls of Congress on Wednesday, a source close to the vice president tells CNN.Pence was joined by his wife Karen Pence and his daughter Charlotte for the ceremonial counting of the electoral votes in Congress Wednesday. Several of the violent Trump supporters who were rampaging the US Capitol were heard screaming "where's Mike Pence," the source said, frightening the vice president and his family. Yet, the President and his top aides barely lifted a finger to check in on Pence to make sure he and his family were unharmed, the source added."Was he concerned at all that an angry mob that he commanded to march on the Capitol might injure the vice president or his...
    (CNN)At his confirmation hearing nearly two years ago, Attorney General William Barr boasted that there was an advantage to putting him in charge of the Justice Department -- he could afford not to care about the consequences of his decisions. Mostly retired and 68 years old at the time, Barr's pitch to senators in January 2019 was, "I can be truly independent." As Barr's second attorney general stint comes to an end today, the consequences are clear for the Justice Department when its leader lives by the credo that he doesn't care about how his actions are perceived. From interventions in cases that mattered to President Donald Trump to his rejection of Trump's vote fraud claims, Barr was a polarizing figure during his tenure: He meddled in criminal prosecutions by career prosecutors of Trump allies Roger Stone and Michael Flynn, signed off on unusual maneuvers by the department in lawsuits...
    President Donald Trump accidentally admitted that he lost the 2020 election at his first rally since November 3. Trump made the slip-up when speaking to supporters in Valdosta, Georgia, at a large campaign rally held to support Georgia Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler ahead of their runoff races next month. “We won Georgia, just so you understand,” Trump said at the start of his rally. The president lost Georgia, a result that was confirmed after a hand recount in the state. He also lost the election, and President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn into office on January 20. Trump railed against the voting process, deeming it rigged as the crowd chanted “four more years!” He has repeatedly assailed the results of the election, but his legal team has found no evidence in support of their claim it was stolen. The president then presented a bit of conventional wisdom. But...
    Days after he got a pardon from President Trump, former national security advisor Mike Flynn is calling for the president to declare martial law and have the military conduct a revote of the election he lost to President-elect Joe Biden. Flynn, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his Russia contacts during the transition, then sought to withdraw his plea, blasted out advertisement that the group We the People Convention printed in the Washington Times. It urges Trump, who has called the election 'rigged,' to declare a 'limited form of martial law' and have the military – who reports to him directly as commander in chief – conduct the revote.   President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who received a pardon last week, blasted out an article calling on Trump to declare martial law 'When the legislators, courts and/or Congress fail to do their duty under...
    Former National Security Adviser John Bolton claimed that President Donald Trump “does not have a philosophy,” but then admitted he had expanded the Republican Party. Bolton joined CNN anchor Jake Tapper on Sunday’s “State of the Union” to discuss the president’s refusal to concede the 2020 election to former Vice President Joe Biden, and he argued that the party had to figure out a way to forge ahead without Trump. (RELATED: Here Are All The People Close To Trump Who Have Gone On The Record Denying The Atlantic Story) WATCH: Tapper mentioned the Trump campaign’s ongoing legal challenges with regard to the presidential election, asking Bolton whether Trump attorney and former Republican New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani could prove to be a liability for the party as a whole. “You once famously described Giuliani in the context of Ukraine and that scandal and described him as a, quote,...
    President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told Republican senators that there are 'about 45 days left of the president's term,' according to Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn.  But throwing a bone to Trump - and his refusal to concede the presidential election to President-elect Joe Biden - Meadows said the president could be around for another term too.  'But he did, I have to be honest with you, he did say, whether it's 45 days or four years and 45 days,' Cornyn told Capitol Hill reporters, repeating what Meadows had said in the closed door lunch.  White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows went to lunch with GOP senators on Capitol Hill Wednesday. They describe Meadows of delivering a 'goodbye message' Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, told reporters that Meadows had said there are 'about 45 days left of the president's term.' But Meadows also...
    WASHINGTON -- After tweeting that Joe Biden won the election, President Trump later retreated from his tacit concession, saying the former vice president "only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA."His first tweet was the first time that Trump has admitted to losing to Biden, writing that the president-elect "won because the Election was Rigged."In that same post, Trump claimed that no vote watchers or observers had been allowed and the vote was tabulated by a company on the "Radical Left."In the tweets that followed, Trump again claimed the election was "rigged," writing in a tweet, "WE WILL WIN!"Twitter added warnings to the president's newest election tweets, noting that this "claim of election fraud is disputed."Trump has repeatedly claimed without evidence that there was voter fraud in the election. His campaign has filed a series of legal challenges in a number of states that have been based on...
    The Senate minority leader seemed confident Saturday he could become the majority leader.  “Now we take Georgia, then we change the world,” Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., told a crowd of New Yorkers at a celebration in New York City for President-Elect Joe Biden's projected election victory. After Tuesday’s election, both Democrats and Republicans currently hold 48 seats in the Senate. Races are still being counted in Alaska and North Carolina, both of which lean Republican. Two Senate seats In Georgia will head to a runoff in January after no candidate won the majority. Georgia’s election rules require lawmakers-- other than the president-- to win over 50% of the vote to win the seat.  Republican Sen. David Perdue will face off on January 5 against Democrat Jon Ossoff after finishing ahead 49.78% to Ossoff’s 47.9%. Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler will compete against Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock. Loeffler finished with 25.94% of the vote and Warnock...
    THE DATES YOU NEED TO KNOW  NOVEMBER 23: All swing states election results are certified by this date DECEMBER 8: 'Safe harbor' deadline which means the statutory deadline for resolving disputed results. If the states have followed correct procedures, whatever the result is on Dec. 8 stands, even if one side still disputes it DECEMBER 14: Electoral college electors are chosen and sworn in  JANUARY 5: Georgia run-off elections for two Senate seats, determining who controls the Senate JANUARY 6: Congress certifies the Electoral College votes  JANUARY 20: At midday the new president is sworn in and assumes all of the powers of commander-in-chief - including the ability to direct the Secret Service and U.S. Marshals to remove unwanted White House guests Joe Biden seizing the lead in Pennsylvania and Georgia provides a strong indication of who will prevail in the Electoral College and ultimately be elected president – but...
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh conceded that President Donald Trump lost the 2020 Election to Joe Biden Friday, before swiftly walking it back. With the ongoing vote count putting Biden in an increasingly likely position to clinch the race, Limbaugh used his Friday show to discuss a series of recent remarks from sports columnist Jason Whitlock — who expressed hope that the love Trump has from his supporters would prevail over the hatred of Trump giving momentum to Biden. Limbaugh lamented the “literal unabashed raw hatred” against Trump, he claimed Biden to be a “vessel” with no connection to his supporters, yet conceded that the ex-vice president won, by saying Biden “can tell himself all along he’s been elected president, because he has.” The guy that won that did not have any kind of massive pro-support. He was just the vessel. He was just the recipient whatever anti-Trump sentiment...
    A big concern: After we couldnt find students or faculty at college, agency scrambled to crack down Costco is the latest retailer to drop Chaokoh coconut milk over allegations of forced monkey labor, PETA says FC Barcelonas president resigned in the aftermath of the Lionel Messi transfer saga, then immediately confirmed plans for a $6 billion European Super League © Getty/Josep Lago Bartomeu had been Barca's president since 2015. Getty/Josep Lago FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has resigned along with the rest of the club's board of directors. The Spaniard's decision to step down comes just weeks before he was expected to be ousted by a vote of no confidence from the club's members. Bartomeu fell out with the club's star player Lionel Messi, which almost resulted in the Argentine forward leaving the Camp Nou in the summer. His final act as president was to announce that he...
    Bartomeu had been Barca's president since 2015. Getty/Josep Lago FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has resigned along with the rest of the club's board of directors. The Spaniard's decision to step down comes just weeks before he was expected to be ousted by a vote of no confidence from the club's members. Bartomeu fell out with the club's star player Lionel Messi, which almost resulted in the Argentine forward leaving the Camp Nou in the summer. His final act as president was to announce that he had agreed for the club to participate in a proposed "European Super League" alongside a number of the continent's biggest clubs.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has resigned along with the rest of the club's board of directors. The Spaniard's decision to step down comes just weeks before he was expected to be ousted...
    Presidential debates in 1858 and 2020. Kean Collection/Staff/Getty Images Candidates never used to campaign for themselves — supporters spoke on their behalf. Debates were televised beginning in 1960, and the first televised town hall debate was held in 1992. Attacking one's political opponent is nothing new, but the methods have changed. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. It used to be considered ill-mannered for presidential candidates to openly campaign for themselves. Times have changed. Presidential campaigns are now billion-dollar operations that involve attack ads, social media strategy, and lots of stump speeches. Here's how presidential campaigns have changed over the years.
    Anthony Fauci has called on the Trump campaign to take the video of him seemingly praising the president down, calling it 'really unfortunate and really disappointing' and urging them not to use his words again, as he described Donald Trump's Monday night rally as 'asking for trouble'. Fauci, the head of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was angered by the 30-second campaign ad, which began airing after Trump was released from the hospital on October 5. It cites the president's personal experience with coronavirus before cutting to a video of Fauci.  On Monday night Fauci reiterated his criticism over the weekend of the video, and warned the campaign they should take it down and not create another. Dr Anthony Fauci appeared on CNN on Monday night to discuss the Trump advert Donald Trump resumed campaigning beyond the White House on Monday The president was...
    It wasn't too long ago that Americans generally existed with a live-and-let-live mentality when it came to sociopolitical matters. You know — if one person didn't agree with another person's political candidate of choice, there might have been a heated discussion or two on rare occasions, but things for the most part didn't escalate from there. But now we're in the year 2020, and it's a different America. With the general election just weeks away, more and more leftists have decided that free expression and healthy debate no longer are sufficient. In their place are cancel culture, threats, harassment, property destruction, vandalism, and violence. Such was the case once again Saturday night — this time in Las Vegas. What happened? Supporters of President Donald Trump lined up on a street for a road rally — and just like clockwork, Trump-haters were out in force...
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris apologized to Kayla Mueller's parents for her murder at the hands of ISIS, as they sat in the auditorium as invited guest of Harris' rival, Vice President Mike Pence.   'I know about your daughter's case and I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry,' Democrat Joe Biden's running mate said. 'What happened to her is awful. And it should never have happened. And I know Joe feels the same way. And I know President Obama feels the same way.'  Pence invited Carl and Marsha Mueller as his two debate guests as they have harshly criticized Obama and Biden's foreign policy.  Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris apologized to Kayla Mueller's parents, Carl and Marsha Mueller, who were invited guest of Vice President Mike Pence's for their daughters death at the hands of ISIS  Marsha (left) and Carl Mueller (right) were guests of Vice President Mike Pence...
    (CNN)President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan has said Armenia and its military forces "need to leave our territory, and then, the war will stop and then the conflict will come to an end."In an interview with Al Jazeera, President Aliyev went on to say that once the war is over "maybe some time later people of Azerbaijan and Armenia can again live together, in peace."Aliyev, however, gave no indication that a cessation of hostilities would end anytime soon, adding: "I think Armenian government overestimated their so-called importance on global arena, overestimated the possible international support to them and made very serious mistakes provoking us, attacking us and now they are suffering the very serious defeat." Rebels from Syria recruited to fight in conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, source saysLong-simmering tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan have flared up in the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region in recent days, with both sides accusing each other...
    Surprise! Visit Denver just announced a surprise, first-ever fall Denver Restaurant Week -- but then, this year has been full of surprises, all brought on by the unpleasant surprise of the coronavirus pandemic. When it was introduced sixteen years ago, Denver Restaurant Week was designed to help eateries through a typically slow period in dining: late February and early March. Now, of course, restaurants are anticipating business getting cold, very cold, as winter descends and those impromptu patios that have expanded seating for the last several months begin to look a lot less attractive.Related Stories Denver Extends Outdoor Dining Program Through October 2021 Beer Calendar: Get Out and Vote — for IPAs COVID-19 in Colorado Timeline: The First Six Months The fall Denver Restaurant Week, set for November 13 through November 22, is designed to heat up the dining scene with creative menus, offered both in-house and to-go. “For...
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper pressed Democratic Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar on a statement she made in 2016 about the U.S. Constitution mandating that the Senate confirm President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. The Sunday morning “State of the Union” conversation centered around Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s stated intention to bring to a vote President Donald Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday of metastatic pancreatic cancer. Seeming to acknowledge that there isn’t much Democrats can do alone to stop any confirmation, Klobuchar appealed to Republicans to follow the so-called “McConnell Rule” and wait until after a new president is installed. “I want to ask you about what you said in 2016 after Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court didn’t even get a hearing,” Tapper said before quoting Klobuchar’s words. “The Constitution is clear, the Senate must consider the president’s nominee and then...
    CNBC's Jim Cramer called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi 'crazy Nancy,' to her face Tuesday morning, utilizing the nickname President Donald Trump has given her.  'Sorry, that was the president,' Cramer immediately said after the slip. 'I have such reverence for the office, I would never use that term.'   Pelosi laughed and said, 'but you just did, but you just did,' and then called Trump the 'master of projection.'  CNBC's Jim Cramer (left) called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (right) 'crazy Nancy,' the nickname given to her by President Donald Trump. Cramer immediately walked back the comment   Pelosi said that Trump (left) gave her the 'crazy Nancy' nickname because he's the 'master of projection.' 'He calls other people crazy because he knows he is,' she said. Trump is photographed Tuesday with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right)  'Let me just say this, anything the president says is a projection of his...
    President Trump on Saturday mocked his Democratic rival Joe Biden for ‘sleeping in his basement’ while he is making stops in the Western United States, including in fire-ravaged California as well as hotly contested electoral states like Nevada. ‘Once again, Sleepy Joe told the press they could go home at 9 A.M.,’ Trump tweeted on Saturday. ‘Meanwhile, your Favorite President, me, will go to Reno, Nevada tonight, three stops in Las Vegas tomorrow, with California and Arizona on schedule Monday. ‘Don’t worry, we won’t be taking off Tuesday, either!’ President Trump (left) on Saturday mocked his Democratic rival Joe Biden (seen right with his wife, Dr. Jill Biden) for ‘sleeping in his basement’ while he is making stops in the Western United States, including in fire-ravaged California as well as hotly contested electoral states like Nevada ‘While I travel the Country, Joe sleeps in his basement, telling...
    Disgraced Trump fixer and personal lawyer Michael Cohen describes the president's obsessive 'hatred and contempt' for his predecessor Barack Obama in alarming detail in his new tell-all book.  In the book, Disloyal: A Memoir, Cohen claims that at some point in time, Trump hired a 'Faux-Bama' lookalike to star in a bizarre video in which he 'ritualistically belittled the first black president and then fired him'.  The book features a photograph showing Trump sitting behind a desk opposite a besuited black man with graying hair and an American flag pin on his lapel, alongside a book labeled 'Obama'.   CNN, which obtained an copy of the memoir, said that the actor who played Faux-Bama was not named and there's no hint of when or why the video was filmed.  However, a copy of the video has since resurfaced online as reports claimed that it was meant to be aired at the 2012...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has decided to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Thursday, making the decision one day after a senior adviser for his campaign said he didn't want to go an disrupt the "peaceful nature" or the protests there, according to the Journal Sentinel. "Vice President Biden will hold a community meeting in Kenosha to bring together Americans to heal and address the challenges we face," a Biden campaign statement read. "After, Vice President Biden and Dr. Biden will make a local stop." Campaign adviser Symone Sanders just told CNN on Tuesday that while Biden did want to visit Wisconsin at some point, the campaign didn't believe now is the right time and that a visit could be disruptive to the city. "Look he doesn't want to do anything that would create a tussle, if you will, on the ground," Sanders said. "He doesn't want to do anything...
    President Donald Trump accused Democratic nominee Joe Biden of 'blaming the police' after Biden delivered an address blasting Trump for escalating the violence between cops, Black Lives Matter protesters and the president's own supporters.   In Pittsburgh Monday, Biden went after Trump calling him a 'toxic presence' and accused him of 'stoking violence in our cities' to make Americans feel unsafe, while the Democrat called on Americans to 'stand against violence - in every form it takes.'  Trump responded with a tweet - and then by posting a video clip of Biden tripping over his words.  President Donald Trump tweeted in response to Joe Biden's speech in Pittsburgh Monday. The former vice president called Trump 'toxic' and accused him of 'stoking violence in our cities' between Black Lives Matter protesters, police and Trump-aligned groups Trump reacted to Biden's speech by saying the Democratic nominee was 'blaming the police more...
    President Donald Trump was trying to rewrite history and enlist frontline COVID workers to the cause. The strain showed. Flanked in the East Room of the White House by Americans involved in the fight against the coronavirus — a nurse, a trucker, a postal worker, another nurse — Trump set off Monday for more than four rose-colored minutes recasting the recent past before his Night 1 convention audience. “Tell me a little about your stories,” he asked his guests at first. But he had a few of his own: about dastardly Democrats and governors who disappointed him, about his preferred nicknames for the virus and the insufficient gratitude for his government’s efforts. “We have delivered billions of dollars of equipment that governors were supposed to give, and in many cases they didn’t get,” he complained. “So the federal government had to help them, and all of the people that did...
    If the definition of insanity is doing the same over and over again and expecting a different result then both the state of California and, most especially, its governor Gavin Newsom, are certifiably bonkers. See if you can spot the insanity contained in this report on Newsom’s response to the blackouts: Though the state would continue its “transition” to 100% renewable energy, Newsom said, “we cannot sacrifice reliability as we move forward in this transition.” Wait, what? Just moments earlier, Newsom had fessed up to the fact that California’s over-reliance on renewables – wind and solar – was directly responsible for its power shortages. So by what contortion of logic can it possibly make sense for California to commit itself to doing more of the very thing that caused its current crisis? That’s what ‘transition’ means, by the way. It’s the green movement’s codeword for ‘abandoning cheap, effective energy like...
    Boxing trainer Freddy Roach says Manny Pacquiao is two fights away from running to become president of the Philippines. “Manny would like to fight a couple of more times and then run for the presidency of his country,” Roach told BoxingScene.com on Thursday. Roach added that the race would be historic: “The first fighter to ever do that and it will be another part of his history and I think he will be really good at.” Granted, Pacquiao is certainly not new to politics. He has already been a member of his country’s Senate since winning election in 2016. Roach went on to list a number of possible opponents that Pacquiao might face in the ring before running for his country’s top political post. Pacquiao is reportedly considering bouts with Mikey Garcia and Terence Crawford. He might even try to arrange a high-profile match against Gennady Golovkin. Roach, though, felt...
    The following article is sponsored by Americans for Limited Government and authored by Richard Manning. $2.6 billion!  That’s how much Tuft’s University research says it costs to bring a new drug from the research lab to the pharmacy counter. As President Trump wrestles with trying to rein in the high cost of medicine in the United States, he is contemplating an executive order and a proposed rule from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services that would set Medicare Part B prescription drug costs based on an International Pricing Index (IPI). The problem is that the IPI includes countries that utilize socialized medicine and artificial price controls. Here, President Trump is mistakenly focused upon the symptom rather than the cause of the problem.  The symptom is the cost, the cause is the incredible barriers to approval and pernicious middle-men known as Pharmacy Benefit Managers which make medicines more expensive. The president is also mistaken...
    Vice President Mike Pence had some hiccups Thursday in the first hour of his tour of Pennsylvania when his campaign bus got in a fender binder and then two police officers on motorcycles went down. The campaign bus swiped a dump truck on its side, bending the vehicle's fender. Pence had to get out of the bus and transfer to a limo.  A Pence official called it a 'minor fender bender.'  Vice President Mike Pence exited his motorcade during a trip to Pennsylvania to check on a police officer who was in a motorcycle accident Additionally the campaign bus hit a dump truck in a 'fender bender' and Vice President Pence exited the bus to ride in a limo An ambulance was on hand for the incidents; the vice president was not hurt Vice President Pence was in route to a Cops For Trump event when...
    Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden warns of Russian election interference after receiving intelligence briefings Hillicon Valley: Russian hackers return to spotlight with vaccine research attack | Twitter says 130 accounts targeted in this week's cyberattack | Four fired, dozens suspended in CBP probe into racist, sexist Facebook groups Trump campaign's Brad Parscale calls media 'criminal network' MORE on Saturday mourned the death of Rep. John LewisJohn LewisBill and Hillary Clinton on John Lewis death: 'We have lost a giant' Pelosi remembers John Lewis as 'a titan' whose 'bravery transformed our nation' Civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis dies MORE (D-Ga.), saying the civil rights leader was “truly a one-of-a-kind, a moral compass who always knew where to point us and which direction to march.” “We are made in the image of God, and then there is John Lewis,” Biden wrote in a statement. “How could someone in flesh and...
    Donald Trump dressed up a rally speech railing against Joe Biden as a Rose Garden press conference Tuesday announcing the signage of an executive order ending special autonomous status for Hong Kong. The president emerged from the White House around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday evening and launched into an hour-long speech previewing what's to come in his presidency, praising his accomplishments and berating the presumed Democratic nominee – bringing into question Biden's intelligence and state of mind. At the start of the press briefing, which was not originally on the president's Tuesday schedule, Trump lauded that he signed an executive order that he says will 'hold China accountable for its oppressive actions against the people of Hong Kong,' and a second order that will end preferential treatment for Hong Kong. 'Hong Kong will now be treated the same as mainland China, no special privileges, there's no special economic treatment and no...
              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 second hour, Carmichael weighed in on Joe Biden’s recent advocacy for teachers and not students in his endorsement of the National Education Association (NEA) during a virtual assembly last Friday. He stated that Donald Trump is the clear choice for Blacks, Hispanics, and other people of color that care about their children’s education. Leahy: We are joined in the studio now by our good friend and the original all-star panelist, the man who builds the edifice of logic brick by brick Crom Carmichael. Crom, you are finding something interesting of note on the news here today. Carmichael: Michael, how...
    Former national security adviser Susan Rice warned that conflicting reports about whether President Trump received intelligence briefings relaying reports that Russia paid members of the Taliban to kill American troops in the Middle East is further evidence of an executive branch in chaos. "Everybody in the senior national security team gets this briefing six out of seven days a week. So, even if the president doesn’t read his PDB [President's Daily Briefing], as it’s known, which apparently he doesn’t often do, then surely somebody around him would come in with this information and make sure that he was aware," Rice said Monday evening. "You know, the job of the national security adviser, not to mention the director of national intelligence, secretary of defense, any number of other officials, is to tell the president the hard truths that he may not want to hear. And produce a plan to...
    Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt justified President Donald Trump’s inaction with intelligence on Russia because “all president’s don’t read all of their briefings.” On Tuesday, Fox & Friends took on the news that Russian military intelligence offered bounties to Taliban-linked militias for the death of U.S. servicemen. Trump claims that the intel was never presented to him in a daily briefing because it wasn’t credible enough, but new reporting says former national security adviser John Bolton informed the president about the bounty campaign as far back as 2019. “This is not anything new,” Earhardt said on the matter. “The point here is: if it is not verified by our 16 intelligence agencies, that’s their job, that’s what they do it doesn’t get to the president’s desk.” “The president has to make decisions based on intel that’s in front of him, and if he is not briefed on it then he...
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted approvingly of a video showing one of his supporters chanting “white power,” a racist slogan associated with white supremacists. He later deleted the tweet and the White House said the president had not heard “the one statement” on the video. The video appeared to have been taken at The Villages, a Florida retirement community, and showed dueling demonstrations between Trump supporters and opponents. “Thank you to the great people of The Villages,” Trump tweeted. Moments into the video clip he shared, a man driving a golf cart displaying pro-Trump signs and flags shouts ‘white power.” The video also shows anti-Trump protesters shouting “Nazi,” “racist,” and profanities at the Trump backers. “There’s no question” that Trump should not have retweeted the video and “he should just take it down,” Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., told CNN’s “State of the Union.” Scott is the only...
    President Donald Trump tweeted then deleted a video Sunday morning showing one of his supporters yelling “White Power,” but the White House says the president “did not hear” the statement in the video. The video in the now-deleted tweet showed dueling protesters in The Villages, Florida. One man riding in a golf cart gives a thumbs up and yells “white power” twice after another accuses him of being a Klan member. (RELATED: The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Blasts Failing Trump Campaign Message) WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 26: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board in the East Room of the White House on June 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the day President Trump canceled his scheduled weekend trip to his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey which the state now has a mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers coming from...
    Madison Summers June 26, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump is taking aim at 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden — before suggesting the former vice president is “going to be your president.” After mentioning the protests that have erupted across the country and the autonomous zone situation in Seattle, Washington, — which the president described as “they’re taking over American cities” — the president told Fox News’ Sean Hannity, “In all cases, it’s Democrats.” He then suggested, “Joe Biden would have that be the whole country.” He then went on to criticize Biden, as he also said during Thursday evening’s town hall, “It’s so crazy what’s happening.  Here’s a guy who doesn’t talk.  Nobody hears him. Whenever he does talk, he can’t put two sentences together.” “I don’t want to be nice or un-nice. Okay?” Trump continued. “But, I mean, the man can’t speak,” before suggesting that Biden “is...
    President Trump painted a dire picture of an America under President Joe Biden as he sat down with his son Donald Trump Jr. for a Father's Day-themed interview.  'The whole country will be Minneapolis,' Trump warned. 'I feel like if the Democrats get in, we are literally going to end up in a recession/depression the likes of which you've never seen,' the president also said.  Minneapolis was the site of the death of George Floyd, a black man, who was killed by a white police officer on Memorial Day, setting off weeks of 'Black Lives Matter' protests around the country and several nights of looting and rioting in the Minnesota city.  President Trump painted a dire picture of America under a President Joe Biden in a Father's Day-themed interview with his son, Donald Trump Jr.  President Trump (left) told Donald Trump Jr. (right) that 'the whole country will...
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the elder statesmen of the Senate, took aim at President Donald Trump in a tweet on Friday — and seemingly compared the president to Hillary Clinton. "A little history/irony @realdonaldtrump Did u know Hillary Clinton didn't want an inspector general so she didn't have 1? Did u know it was a top priority for Kerry to get 1? That was Linick I found him 2b helpful when trying to get to bottom of email scandal Now he's gone!" Grassley said. Indeed, as Grassley pointed out, the State Department was without an inspector general from Jan. 15, 2008 to Sept. 30, 2013 — which encompassed Clinton's complete tenure as secretary of state. Grassley has ardently voiced his displeasure with Trump's decision to fire multiple inspectors general. When Trump fired Steve Linick from his post as State Department inspector general last month, Democrats accused Trump of acting...
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