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    Russia today condemned the US bombing of pro-Iranian militia positions in Syria, the first military attack ordered by President Joe Biden since coming to power. « We categorically condemn such actions. We call for unconditional respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, » said María Zajárova, spokeswoman for Foreign Affairs, at a press conference. Yesterday it was reported that the United States bombed alleged pro-Iranian militia positions in Syria, the first attack ordered by US President Joe Biden since coming to power, the Pentagon reported. « Under the leadership of President (Joe) Biden, the US military carried out air strikes earlier tonight against infrastructure used by Iranian-backed militia groups in eastern Syria. » spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. The statement notes that the offensive was authorized in response to recent attacks on US and Coalition personnel in Iraq, and the continuing threats to those personnel. « This...
    Politico scored an unusual scoop when it reported that President Joe Biden, as their headline put it, “privately tells governors: Minimum wage hike likely isn’t happening.” The scoop is unusual for a couple of reasons, the first being that the headline is at best a misleading oversell when compared with what Biden is reported to have said in the article by Natasha Korecki and Christopher Cadelago: When Joe Biden met with a group of mayors and governors last week he bluntly told them to get ready for a legislative defeat: his proposed minimum wage hike was unlikely to happen, he said, at least in the near term. “I really want this in there but it just doesn’t look like we can do it because of reconciliation,” Biden told the group, according to a person in the room. “I’m not going to give up. But right now, we have to prepare...
    The White House has said Joe Biden will not have the final say on whether Donald Trump can receive intelligence briefings after the president said his predecessor's 'erratic behavior' means 'he might slip and say something'. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki poured cold water on what had appeared to be Biden taking the unprecedented step to deny Trump access to classified information now he has left office.  Psaki said in a statement Saturday the president was merely 'expressing his concern' and will leave the final decision to his intelligence team.  'The president was expressing his concern about former president Trump receiving access to sensitive intelligence, but he also has deep trust in his own intelligence team to make a determination about how to provide intelligence information if at any point the former president Trump requests a briefing,' Psaki said, according to the Washington Post.  It is not clear when...
    Presented by Steve Holland and Alexandra Alber WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden on Thursday pledged a new era after the chaotic foreign policy of his predecessor Donald Trump, announcing that the United States was back on the international stage in its first foreign policy speech. During his speech from the State Department in Washington, D.C., the White House’s new democratic tenant signaled that he would take an aggressive approach toward China and Russia, urging the Burmese military. Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Yemen announces end of US support, ending his regime change. Joe Biden said there was a need to respond to this new era of dictatorship progress, “including China’s growing aspirations to compete with the United States and Russia’s determination to damage and destabilize our democracy.” His Republican predecessor as President of the United States, Donald Trump, was outraged by the imposition of tariffs on European and...
    Joe Biden hugs his wife, Jill Biden, after speaking during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention in August 2020. Andrew Harnik/AP President Biden and first lady Jill Biden sat down for an interview with People at the White House. In the interview, they discussed their 43-year marriage and how they supported each other's careers. The president said he didn't think would've continued working in public life without Jill. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden had his first interview at the White House with his wife, Jill Biden, by his side. The president and first lady are the cover stars of this week's People magazine, and their interview with the magazine was recorded for People TV. In the interview, the couple spoke about adjusting to life at the White House, their grandchildren, and Joe Biden's agenda for his presidency.  They also discussed their...
    A LONE man was seen kneeling at Beau Biden's grave during the 2021 inauguration after a tearful Joe said his late son should've been president. The heartbreaking photograph of an unidentified man near Beau Biden's grave in Greenville, Delaware, was shared to Twitter on Wednesday. 6This heartbreaking photograph of an unidentified man near Beau Biden's grave was shared to Twitter on WednesdayCredit: USA TODAY NETWORK 6President Joe Biden is pictured beside his wife during his swearing-in ceremonyCredit: Getty - Pool 6Biden speaks with his late son US Army Captain Beau Biden, left, in July 2009Credit: AFP or licensors Alongside the photo, tweeted by a News Journal reporter Patty Talorico, the caption read: "Poignant moment. "While Joe Biden gave his inauguration speech, a lone man in uniform knelt at the Delaware grave of his son Beau." Talorico later revealed more details about when she took the photo. She explained in the Delaware...
    Joe biden He has outlined his first speech as president of the United States in the midst of a health and economic crisis inherited from Donald Trump and in a polarized country after four years of populism. The Democrat ascends to the Presidency after a few historic days for the United States that has lived up to an assault on the Capitol to block the change of power, which left five fatalities. Biden’s inauguration was unusual and historic due to the pandemic, the absence of former President Trump and fear after the assault on the Capitol. The event was held with a small audience to avoid contagion by Covid-19 and a security device unprecedented in the history of the country, with up to 25,000 soldiers deployed in Washington. A summary of the new president’s speech is “Unit“,” democracy “and” defiance. “In his speech, Biden insisted on the word”...
    HUNTER Biden kissed Joe as the president was sworn in after his controversial son said everything is "all good" despite his federal investigation. Hunter embraced his father after he was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America. Read our Inauguration Day 2021 live blog for the very latest news and updates on Joe Biden's swearing-in and Donald Trump's exit... 3Hunter kissed his fatherCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3The family embracedCredit: Reuters As Hunter walked through the Senate carriage entrance, a reporter asked for his thoughts on the day. "All good," Hunter responded, according to Fox News. Joe Biden's inauguration serves as one of the rare public appearances Hunter has made since he faced scrutiny for his alleged business dealings with China. Hunter insists all his affairs were handled "legally and appropriately," while Joe Biden has said he has "never even considered being involved in business with his family, nor in any...
    WILMINGTON, Del. -- President-elect Joe Biden says he gave "serious consideration" to nominating Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as labor secretary, but both he and the senator agreed the appointment would put Democratic control of the U.S. Senate at risk.Biden said Friday while introducing Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as his Labor Department nominee that he and Sanders, an independent who caucuses with the Democratic Party, spoke after Democrats won two Senate seats in Georgia in Tuesday's runoff elections.Biden says that he can't think of a more "passionate and devoted ally to working people in this country" than Sanders and that Sanders approves of Walsh for the job.Biden says he and Sanders spoke about working together and traveling the country together to work on their shared agenda for working people.Biden is calling on the Senate to approve his Cabinet nominees quickly. His call comes two days after supporters of President Donald Trump...
    After then-candidate Joe Biden vowed to choose a woman as his running mate in the 2020 election, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer emerged as an early front-runner, but now that Biden has won, Whitmer admits she is glad she never got the call. For much of 2020 Whitmer avoided discussing whether she would have accepted such an offer, but in a new interview with Detroit's Fox 2, Whitmer said she would have. MICHIGAN GOV. GRETCHEN WHITMER GRANTS CLEMENCY TO 4 PRISONERS: REPORTS "If Joe Biden had called and said 'I need you to be my partner and be my running mate' I would have said yes," Whitmer told Fox 2. "This election was that important." The Democratic governor acknowledged that she and her family were pleased that it never came to that. "There might have been a sigh of relief over here at the governor's residence," Whitmer said, adding, "I think everyone...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said he accepted 'on the spot' an offer from Joe Biden to be his chief medical adviser and warned Americans may continue to need to wear face masks beyond the 100 days the president-elect advocated. 'I said yes right on the spot,' Fauci told NBC's 'Today Show' on Friday morning about Biden's offer. Fauci also will remain the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He also praised Biden's plan to ask Americans to wear face masks for 100 days but said it may need to go beyond that.   'It's a good idea,' Fauci said. 'He's saying hey, folks, trust me, everybody for 100 days. Now it might be that after that we're still going to need it but he just wants everybody for a commitment for 100 days. I told him I thought that was a good idea.'  The infectious disease expert also...
    BARACK Obama voiced concerns about Joe Biden's presidential candidacy and warned allies not to underestimate his ability to "f**k things up", according to reports. It comes with the former vice president set to be inaugurated in January after defeating Donald Trump in this month's election. 2Biden is set to be inaugurated in JanuaryCredit: AP:Associated Press 2Obama reportedly told allies not to underestimate his former vice president 'ability to f**k things up'Credit: AP:Associated Press Obama has frequently said that choosing Biden as his running mate was the "best decision he ever made", but is also said to have favoured Hillary Clinton as his successor ahead of the 2016 election campaign. Numerous other figures supportive of the Democratic Party also expressed scepticism about a Biden run this time round, owing to his age and his propensity for public gaffes. Biden himself has said he was unsure whether to...
    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...
    Former President Barack Obama recalled some of his early interactions with now President Donald Trump, before Trump started floating the so-called 'birther' conspiracy theory about Obama in the run-up to the 2012 election.  In his new book, 'A Promised Land,' Obama writes that during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon crisis, Trump called up White House adviser David Axelrod 'out of the blue to suggest that I put him in charge of plugging the well.'   'When informed the well was almost sealed, Trump had shifted gears, noting that we'd recently held a state dinner under a tent on the South Lawn and telling Axe that he'd be willing to build "a beautiful ballroom" on White House grounds - an offer that was politely declined,' Obama wrote.     Former President Barack Obama (left) wrote about some of his early interactions with now President Donald Trump (right) in his new book, 'A Promised...
    A short video clip of a pastor and televangelist mocking national media outlets for declaring Joe BidenJoe Biden Republican Philadelphia official responsible for vote counting says office getting death threats Biden will call governors, mayors about mask mandate Trump campaign voter fraud hotline flooded with prank calls MORE the winner of the 2020 presidential election has gone viral.  During a service this weekend at Lord of Hosts Church in Omaha, Nebraska, pastor Kenneth Copeland referenced the election, declaring: "The media said what?! The media said Joe Biden is the president" before exploding in uproarious laughter.  Members of the congregation are seen egging Copeland on, clapping and standing as they laugh together in apparent mockery of Biden's projected victory.  Televangelist Kenneth Copeland laughs at the media for declaring that Joe Biden has won the election and will become president. pic.twitter.com/ARHqmsEbo7— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) November 8, 2020 "Laughter is a deterrent to...
    Meghan McCain declared she was 'relieved' to have a president that respected prisoners of war (POW's) as she saluted Joe Biden securing the 2020 presidential election. The daughter of the late Arizona Senator John McCain and longtime Republican took to Twitter on Saturday just moments after it was announced that Biden won his home state of Pennsylvania.   'Only a very personal note - I am relieved and look forward to having a president who respects POW’s who have been captured,' she said. 'I had to say it.' Senator John McCain served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and was taken captive by North Vietnamese troops after he was seriously injured when his plane was shot down. He was a prisoner of war until 1963.  Meghan McCain took to Twitter on Saturday just moments after Joe Biden secured Pennsylvania and the presidency McCain and Biden pictured...
    The American people have elected former Vice President Joe Biden to be our next president — in effect telling President Trump: “You’re fired!” Unless one or more of Trump's baseless sore-loser lawsuits prevails, we can expect Biden to replace Trump in the Oval Office on Jan. 20, sending Trump into political retirement and restoring stability, competence, integrity and honesty to the White House. This will be a welcome development after four years of Trump’s chaotic and failed administration that has been like none in modern American history. RICHARD FOWLER: AMERICANS ARE TIRED OF TRUMP’S LIES, INCOMPETENCE, IGNORANCE AND FAILURES The four years of mismanagement, misinformation and misaligned government under Trump have been an American tragedy, bringing suffering to millions of Americans. The greatest tragedy, of course, was the loss of more than 230,000 Americans to the coronavirus pandemic. Medical experts tell us that a majority of these deaths could have...
    Donald Trump defended his previous claims that Joe Biden has referred to black American men as 'super predators' by insisting Sunday morning that his 'sources' told him the Democratic nominee has used the phrase. 'Joe Biden called Black Youth SUPER PREDATORS. They will NEVER like him, or vote for him. They are voting for 'TRUMP,'' the president tweeted Sunday morning. Just a few hours later he added in a second tweet on the subject: 'Joe Biden constantly used the term 'Super Predator' when referring to young Black Men, according to my sources.' Trump's tweets Sunday morning are a repeat, and further defense of claims he made at both debate face-offs with Biden earlier this fall. President Donald Trump defended his attack line that Joe Biden has called black men 'super predators', as he claimed his 'sources' told him it was true Trump said black Americans 'never' liked Biden...
    Democrats and other Biden allies are pointing out that Joe Biden was speaking to George Lopez when he said 'four more years of, George' during a virtual concert, as President Donald Trump continued to ridicule him Monday for not remembering the president's name.  'Can you even imagine losing to a guy like this? Actually I wish he was a good and even a great candidate because if something happened you'd feel a little better. But can you imagine? He can't remember my name,' Trump told a crowd of supporters Monday in Allentown, Pennsylvania. 'Now, I'm not that big of an ego guy,' the president joked. Biden and his wife Jill were participating in a star-studded virtual concert Sunday night when he said, 'Four more years of George, er, George, er, he - we're going to find ourselves in a position where, if Trump gets elected, we're going to be in...
    CLAIM: Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden said during the last debate Thursday night that President Donald Trump has done nothing to help small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. “They passed a package called PPP,” Biden said. “They need the help. These guys will not help them. They will not give them any of the money.” VERDICT: FALSE. The “centerpiece” of Trump’s coronavirus relief effort was the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provided forgivable loans to millions of small businesses across the United States. The PPP program has provided small businesses with over $511 billion of loans, with an average loan size of $110,00. Biden made this same false claim in the first debate. Breitbart’s Susan Berry reported: Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of the Job Creators Network (JCN), said in a statement following the debate that Joe Biden made “one of the biggest gaffes in debate history” by claiming Trump has done nothing to...
     The world’s biggest musicians, film and television stars, are making their voices heard before presidential election in support of the candidate they hope to see in the White House for the next four years.    As of late, celebrities on various ends of the political spectrum have been ramping up their comments about the candidates of their choice and encouraging their followers, and others, to hit the polls in a huge way. Here are positive remarks many in Hollywood have made in favor of either former Vice President Joe Biden or President Donald Trump.Jon Voight Jon Voight called Trump 'the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.' (Photo by Amy Sussman/WireImage) In May 2019, the actor and father to Angelina Jolie voiced his unwavering support for Trump and even tweeted a two-part video to argue his case for why Trump has been “the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln." ICE CUBE SAYS CNN CANCELED SCHEDULED APPEARANCE AMID FALLOUT FROM...
    Democratic nominee Joe Biden said he believed that President Donald Trump encouragement to 'LIBERATE MICHIGAN' led to a plot to kidnap Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and incite a 'civil war.'  'Yes I do,' Biden answered when asked about Trump's April tweet, which was in protest of the governor's coronavirus lockdown restrictions. 'Why can't the president just say, "Stop. Stop, stop, stop, and we will pursue you if you don't. So, stop."'   As he was arriving in Arizona for a campaign stop with Cindy McCain, the widow of Republican Sen. John McCain, Biden said he and running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, had both spoken with Whitmer Tuesday, hours after news of the plot broke.      Biden said Whitmer was 'feeling secure and good.' And he credited the FBI for the role the agency played.   'The words of a president matter,' Biden told reporters. 'They can cause a nation to have...
    Last week’s demolition derby/presidential debate featured this extravagant collision. Moderator Chris Wallace asked President Donald J. Trump if he would tell white supremacists such as the Proud Boys to “stand down.” Trump then said “stand back and stand by” to the Proud Boys which — surprisingly for alleged white bigots — is helmed by Enrique Tarrio, a brown-skinned American of Afro-Cuban ancestry. (The Anti-Defamation League reports that “its members represent a range of ethnic backgrounds, and its leaders vehemently protest any allegations of racism.”) Trump then accurately blamed America’s four months of riots and arson on the far-left, including ANTIFA. JIMMY FAILLA: TRUMP IS ON PACE TO WIN 2020 ELECTION IN A 'LAWN-SLIDE' -- HERE'S WHY I SAY THAT Biden, in response, did not tell ANTIFA to stand down, stand back, or even stand by. Far more gingerly than Trump treated the Proud Boys, Biden announced that “ANTIFA is an...
    Jeremy Slater (L) co-writer of "Fantastic Four" and Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images/Amanda Edwards/WireImage "That was the worst thing I've ever seen, and I wrote 'Fantastic Four,'" Screenwriter Jeremy Slater wrote in after last night's presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. 2015's "Fantastic Four" was critically panned, receiving a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 9%. He followed up by sharing a link and instructing his followers to donate to the Biden and Harris campaign.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.   Screenwriter Jeremy Slater said last night's presidential debate was worse than his critically panned "Fantastic Four" movie. "That was the worst thing I've ever seen, and I wrote Fantastic Four," Slater tweeted after last night's debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. He followed this up by sharing a link and instructing his followers to donate to the Biden and Harris campaign. —Jeremy Slater...
    CLAIM: Joe Biden said during the first presidential debate in Cleveland Tuesday night that President Donald Trump has done “nothing to help small businesses” during the coronavirus pandemic. VERDICT: FALSE. Trump’s “centerpiece” of his coronavirus relief effort was the Paycheck Protection Program. Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of the Job Creators Network (JCN), said in a statement following the debate that Joe Biden made “one of the biggest gaffes in debate history by claiming Trump has done nothing to help small businesses during the pandemic. He explained: Maybe he forgot the Paycheck Protection Program – the centerpiece of President Trump’s COVID relief efforts that delivered over $500 billion to small businesses and saved 51 million jobs. On top of that, President Trump’s record tax cuts and regulatory relief created the best economy in history before the pandemic struck. Ortiz said Trump is now working to reopen the country, which Biden criticized...
    Donald Trump said Thursday morning that Joe Biden does not have enough energy to run the country, climbing the Democratic nominee is taking the day off from the campaign trail because he needs to rest. 'Sleepy Joe Biden just closed down his campaign for the day (Again). Wants to rest!' Trump tweeted. 'He is a very LOW ENERGY INDIVIDUAL, and our Country cannot make it in these exciting, but complex and competitive times, with a Low Energy President !!!' he added. Biden, 77, said Wednesday he is spending the day off the trail Thursday to begin more intense debate preparation. 'I started to prepare but I haven't gotten into it really heavily, we'll be beginning tomorrow,' Biden told reporters as he boarded a flight to North Carolina on Wednesday. Trump said Thursday morning that he is at a disadvantage in the upcoming debates due to Biden's near-half century of experience...
    JOE Biden said a Supreme Court pick should come after the election – despite writing an op-ed criticizing Republicans for "halting" Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland in 2016. Ginsburg, 87, died on Friday after a battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer leaving a highly contentious seat vacant on the Supreme Court.   4Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, leaving her seat on the Supreme Court openCredit: Reuters 4Joe Biden previously slammed Republicans for halting Obama pick Merrick Garland to fill a seat vacated by Antonin Scalia in 2016Credit: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky After her death, Biden called on President Donald Trump to hold off on naming the replacement – as Democrats draw parallels to the nomination of Garland by former president Barack Obama. “Let me be clear: The voters should pick a President, and that President should select a successor to Justice Ginsburg,” Biden tweeted. But in a resurfaced 2016 op-ed, Biden wrote he...
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Vice President Mike Pence stated that while 2020 Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden mouthed criticism of violence in the streets, “he very quickly criticized law enforcement. He described an unwarranted police shooting, while an investigation is still going on.” Pence said, “Yesterday, we heard Joe Biden kind of mouth words against violence in the streets, but then he very quickly criticized law enforcement. He described an unwarranted police shooting, while an investigation is still going on. He never mentioned Antifa. He never mentioned the radical left mobs that have been tearing asunder and setting fire to many of our major cities over the last three months. And I think that what the American people know, and they saw it today in Kenosha with President Trump’s visit there, is we have a president today, who is going to...
    BARACK Obama cuttingly remarked that Joe Biden could "f*** things up," according to an explosive report detailing the bitter tensions between them. Politico described accounts from multiple Obama-era aides who revealed the lead up and aftermath of the former president's 2016 snub of Biden in favor of Hillary Clinton. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates The publication noted that Biden may have the last laugh this November given his ability to communicate across party lines, versus Obama's elitist attitude towards some GOP members. During the primary race, one Democrat recalled how the Harvard grad ridiculed Biden's abilities, before he secured the nomination. “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to fuck things up,” Obama was quoted as saying. Speaking to one candidate about the Democratic electorate in Iowa, Obama scathingly remarked that Biden didn't bond with voters: “And you know...
    President Donald Trump called Sen. Kamala Harris 'angry' and 'mad' from the White House podium Wednesday directly after she made her debut in Wilmington, Delaware as former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate.   'I didn't watch, I saw a moment of him speaking, a moment of her speaking and it was enough,' the president told reporters gathered in the briefing room.  Trump continued to push the narrative that he was surprised by Biden's pick because 'she said far worse [things] about Biden than I ever did.'  President Donald Trump ridiculed Joe Biden's pick for vice president, Sen. Kamala Harris. He made the comments in the hours following the Democratic ticket's first campaign event together  The president was referring to Harris' time on the 2020 campaign trail when she went after Biden over race.  Biden had talked about working with with southern Democrats who supported racial segregation in his early...
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will likely role-play as Joe Biden to help President Trump prepare for the much-anticipated debates ahead because he was ''harder to face than Hillary' in 2016. Two weeks ago, Trump reportedly gathered with a group of his closest advisers at his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey to discuss their debate strategy against the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. According to the report from Axios, tucked away inside a conference room with Trump was his son-in-law Jared Kushner, senior advisor Jason Miller, new campaign manager Bill Steipen and Christie.       Christie reportedly role-played as Hillary Clinton to help Trump prep for his 2016 debate season, and he will likely step into a similar role this time around.  According to a report from Axios, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (right) will likely role-play as Joe Biden ahead of the presidential debates Team Trump reportedly sees...
    Jill Biden has no plans to quit her day job if her husband should win the presidential election in November. In an interview on Sunday with CBS News, the wife of presumptive Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden said that she plans to continue teaching if her husband defeats Donald Trump in the upcoming election. Jill Biden has already continued her profession while serving as second lady, teaching English courses at Northern Virginia Community College while her husband was vice president to Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017. She will again be a working second lady starting early next year. “If we get to the White House, I’m going to continue to teach,” she told Rita Braver. “I want people to value teachers and know their contributions and to lift up the profession.” It is common for first ladies to work within the White House, leading outreach initiatives and organizing events....
    The advocacy organization CatholicVote called on 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden Thursday to condemn a string anti-Catholic attacks nationwide in recent weeks. The most recent of these alleged attacks occurred at Sacred Heart Church in Weymouth, Massachusetts, where a fire at the church is being investigated as arson. Biden’s silence calls into question his commitment to combating “anti-Catholicism across the country,” according to CatholicVote President Brian Burch The advocacy organization CatholicVote called on 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden Thursday to condemn an onslaught of recent anti-Catholic attacks. CatholicVote said the former vice president should publicly speak out against the attacks, saying that since Biden is both a self-professed and baptized Catholic, he has a responsibility to condemn acts of vandalism and violence against Catholic churches. “Catholic churches across America are literally burning, and Joe Biden has said nothing,” CatholicVote President Brian Burch said in a statement provided to the Daily Caller News...
    Wednesday on CNN International’s “Amanpour,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said if elected, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden has promised to be “the most progressive president since” Franklin D. Roosevelt. Amanpour said, “So, senator, I think I quote you as saying it, that Biden could be the most progressive president since FDR. If you did say that, it’s pretty dramatic. You’re really going far, far out on a limb there. That means you must support what he’s doing, and, therefore, do you believe that your supporters will vote for him?” Sanders said, “The reason I say that I think Biden has a chance to be the most progressive president since FDR is that is exactly what Joe Biden said to me. And I think he has said that publicly. He understands the severity of this moment. We have tens of millions of people who have lost their jobs, lost...
    Exactly one month ago, on June 17, Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity that the virus was in decline. "It's fading away. It's going to fade away but having a vaccine would be really nice and that's going to happen," Trump said. As recently as July 1, the Washington Post reported, Trump said, "I think we're going to be very good with the coronavirus. I think that, at some point, that's going to sort of disappear, I hope." Since then the U.S. death toll connected with the virus has crossed the 138,000 mark. Trump has been dismissive of the virus since the pandemic began, making claims that it would "go away in April with the heat," or that it would "disappear" like "a miracle." He accused Democrats of promoting a "hoax" by discussing their concerns about it. From the July 17 edition of CNN's "Newsroom": POPPY HARLOW, CNN: For months,...
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie urged President Trump's campaign to make some significant changes if he wants to catch up to Joe Biden before Election Day. Christie, a Republican, said that there is still time for Trump to improve his polling against the presumptive Democratic nominee but warned that the president is going to need to make some changes if he wants to sell his reelection to voters. "He is losing. And if he doesn’t change course, both in terms of the substance of what he’s discussing and the way that he approaches the American people, then he will lose. There's no question that while these national polls are less significant in terms of the raw numbers, the trend is obvious," Christie said. "The trend is moving toward Joe Biden when Joe Biden hasn’t said a word," he continued. "Joe Biden's hiding in the basement and...
    Joe Biden said he'd make mask-wearing mandatory if he was in charge of handling the coronavirus pandemic, as cases surge around the country.   KDKA Pittsburgh's Ken Rice conducted a socially distant interview with the Democrats' presumptive nominee Thursday during Biden's campaign stop in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.   Biden said he would do everything possible 'to make it required that people had to wear masks in public.'    Joe Biden was interviewed by KDKA Pittsburgh during his trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania Thursday and told journalist Ken Rice that he'd make mask-wearing mandatory if he was president during the coronavirus pandemic  Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden put his mask back on after he delivered a speech Thursday in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. During his speech Biden called mask-wearing 'the single most effective thing we can do'  COVID-19 infections rose across the U.S. by at least 39,818 Thursday, the worst day since the virus hit the U.S. ...
    Self-proclaimed “gaffe machine” Joe Biden added several extra zeroes to the nation’s coronavirus death toll during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania — prompting President Trump to slam the prospective Democratic nominee’s “mortifyingly stupid” comment. “People don’t have a job, people don’t know where to go, they don’t know what to do,” the former vice president said in Lancaster on Thursday, Fox News reported. “Now we have over 120 million dead from COVID.” In reality, the death toll from the illness in the US stood at about 122,000, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. Biden, 77, did manage to catch himself when he uttered the flub, which didn’t make it into the pool video of the event, according to the news outlet. The president seized on the verbal slip-up in a tweet. “If I ever said something so mortifyingly stupid, the Fake News Media would come down on me...
    It was hard to tell if Joe Biden or President Trump would be appearing in south central Pennsylvania on Thursday by the looks of crowds gathered near the presumptive Democratic nominee's campaign stop. Pro-Trump supporters were out in force in Lancaster, holding Trump signs and chanting "Four more years!" and "U-S-A!" as they gathered roughly 100 yards from where Biden would be unveiling his proposals on health care. At one point, a large semi-truck, bearing photos of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, pulled up outside a local recreational center where a pro-Trump crowd was assembled. BIDEN TAKES AIM AT TRUMP OVER HEALTH CARE DURING BATTLEGROUND STATE STOP The truck drove in between the Trump supporters and another group nearby that declared their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Biden traveled to the battleground state to meet with families who said they've benefited from the Affordable Care Act, the health care legislation also...
    President Donald Trump in a town hall on Thursday appeared surprised that former Vice President Joe Biden could conceivably be the next president of the United States, despite his obvious shortcomings. “Whenever he does talk, he can’t put two sentences together,” Trump said. “I don’t want to be nice or un-nice. The man can’t speak and he is going to be president, because some people don’t love me, maybe.” The president spoke about Biden in a town hall with Fox News host Sean Hannity. Trump cited a few brain-freeze moments from Biden’s presidential campaign such as when he said he was running for Senate and a recent clip of him saying that 120 million Americans had died from the coronavirus. “That’s a serious error. That is not a permissible type of error. There is something going on,” Trump said. “It’s wonderful to say I feel sorry or that’s too bad,...
    Joe Biden blasted President Trump for his handling of the coronavirus crisis and said the Trump administration's lawsuit to kill Obamacare could leave COVID-19 victims without healthcare.  'It's like a child who can't believe this has happened to him. All his whining and self-pity. This pandemic didn't happen to him, it happened to all of us,' Biden said during a healthcare-themed speech in Lancaster, Pennsylvania Thursday. 'His job isn't to whine about it, his job is to do something about it, to lead.'  The presumptive Democratic nominee debuted a new impression of the president, as he quoted him making promises about testing - and then telling supporters in Tulsa he wanted to slow coronavirus testing down.  Joe Biden attacked President Trump Thursdsay for the president's response to the coronvirus crisis and his attack on the Affordable Care Act in remarks delivered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania 'President Trump publicly claimed that...
    Billionaire Mark Cuban has no doubts that former Vice President Joe Biden has the mental fortitude to be the president. During a heated interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday night, the two debated whether President Trump or Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, was more capable of being a president, to which Cuban said Trump has no interest in running the country. "One hundred percent. Absolutely. No question about it. Donald Trump doesn't want to run a country. He wants to run a campaign. Joe Biden actually wants to run a country," Cuban said when asked if Biden has the "stamina" to be president. "OK, you give me a bumper sticker," Hannity said in response to the entrepreneur, host of ABC's investment show Shark Tank and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. "Joe's been in office 50 years. He was vice president for...
    Is Los Angeles Congresswoman Karen Bass under consideration to be Joe Biden's pick for vice president?There are reports that Bass made it on to Biden's short list as a Democratic vice presidential candidate. In an interview Tuesday on Eyewitness News, Bass deflected the question."My only response to that is questions like that should go to the campaign," she said. "I am laser focused on getting the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed out of the House of Representatives."The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is the Democrats' proposal to overhaul police procedures and accountability after the mass protests over the deaths of black Americans at the hand of law enforcement.EMBED More News Videos Senate Republicans unveiled proposed changes to police procedures and accountability Wednesday including an enhanced use-of-force database, restrictions on chokeholds and new commissions to study law enforcement and race. Bass, D-Los Angeles, is leading the way for...
    John Bolton slammed Democrats for conducting a partisan impeachment, saying they were 'almost as bad and somewhat equivalent to' President Trump. In an interview with ABC News, Bolton defended his decision not to testify before Congress during the impeachment proceedings.  He writes in his new book that the Democratic-led House of Representatives committed malpractice by tailoring impeachment exclusively to Ukraine. The House impeached the president after it was alleged that Trump sought to withhold aid from Ukraine unless the government in Kyiv investigated Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. As Barack Obama's vice president, Biden was in charge of US policy toward Ukraine. The president and his supporters allege that Hunter Biden obtained a position on the board of a Ukrainian energy firm because of his father's standing.  Former National Security Adviser John Bolton (left) defended his decision not to testify before Congress during impeachment proceedings, saying that...
    President Trump's rally in Tulsa, Okla., showed he's back on the offensive and "setting the tone" for the 2020 presidential election, Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, said Saturday night. "It's so refreshing to see the president back in front of his base," after weeks of coronavirus lockdowns, Kirk said on "Justice with Judge Jeanine." TRUMP MOCKS SEATTLE 'ANARCHISTS,' TEARS INTO BIDEN AT TULSA RALLY; CAMPAIGN SPARS WITH DEMS ON CROWD SIZE "It's so refreshing to see the president back in front of his base."— Charlie Kirk"This was such an important distinction for the president to articulate -- the world view that he is fighting for and that his base supports, and the 63 million Americans who voted for him support ," Kirk said. "One line really stuck out to me," Kirk continued. "He said, 'We stand on the shoulders of heroes.' Those are the heroes that the left and the Democrats...
    President Donald Trump mocked Joe Biden’s campaign Friday by posting a picture of a nearly empty hall and stating that the former Vice President’s ‘rally’ had ‘zero enthusiasm’. Trump shared a picture on Twitter of the Democratic candidate’s campaign event in Philadelphia earlier on Friday in which social distancing measures were taken to space out attendees. ‘Joe Biden’s rally. ZERO enthusiasm!’ he wrote. Trump’s criticism came as crowds gathered - both fans and protesters - ahead of his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which will take place Saturday. His campaign has claimed they are preparing for overflow crowds as they expect for the 19,000-plus seat BOK Center to be filled. President Trump tore into his rival, Democratic candidate Joe Biden, on Twitter on Thursday sharing this tweet of his socially distanced campaign event and claiming that it was empty because there was 'zero enthusiasm' for the former Vice President's 'rally' ...
    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...
    Washington (CNN)Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday that he'll vote for Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, choosing again not to vote for Donald Trump for president."I certainly cannot in any way support President Trump this year," Powell, a Republican, told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union," adding that he couldn't bring himself to vote for Trump four years ago.The retired general voted for Trump's Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, in 2016, and hacked emails released in September of that year showed Powell strongly condemning Trump, labeling him a "national disgrace and an international pariah."Powell said Sunday that he is "very close to Joe Biden on a social matter and on a political matter.""I worked with him for 35, 40 years, and he is now the candidate and I will be voting for him," he continued.Read MoreAsked by Tapper if he would be campaigning...
    Retired four-star general and Secretary of State Colin Powell will be voting for former Vice President Joe Biden, saying they are close on social and political issues. “I will be speaking for him but I don’t plan to make campaign trips,” he told CNN. Mr. Powell, who served under Republican Presidents George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan, said President Trump “lies” and the people have let him get away with it. TOP STORIES Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history Democrats know their time grows short Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial defaced by vandals in rioting He said there is currently disdain for American foreign policy everywhere in the world and the country needs to get on top of it. “It seems to all come out of the White House without consultation,” Mr. Powell said. “This is not the way the system is supposed to work.”
    Rep. Maxine Waters, who has often tussled with President Trump, said she would endorse Joe Biden, saying it’s a “particularly dangerous time in America.” She also accused the president of “talking about killing young white children,” by deploying the military to quell riots. The California lawmaker said the US is at a crossroads while it confronts the nationwide protests of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the 40 million Americans unemployed and the ravaging effects of the coronavirus on the economy. “It’s tough right now,” Waters said in an interview Wednesday with Cheddar.com. “Not only are people upset with the criminal justice system and the fact that this just happens far too often and to black people in particular, people are out of work right now. One in four people are unemployed,” she said, adding this is a “particularly dangerous time for America.” The troubling environment, she said,...
    Presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden missed the mark in his "fundamentally flawed" speech on injustice in America, former White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove argued Wednesday. In an interview on "America's Newsroom" with host Ed Henry, the Fox News contributor said that the former vice president missed his opportunity to unite Americans instead of making a political play. "He opened by saying ‘I can't breathe.’ The words of George Floyd are a wake up to the country. He said we need leadership that recognizes the pain and grief, he said, in our country. He even balanced that with saying there is no place for violence in response to the death of George Floyd," Rove noted. "But, too much of this was an attack on Donald Trump." On Tuesday, Biden called the protests sparked by George Floyd’s death “a wake-up call for our nation” and vowed to reverse the nation’s “systemic racism with long-overdue concrete changes.” ROVE DISMISSES BIDEN RESPONSE TO RIOTS AS 'CAMPAIGN...
    Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban reacted on “America’s Newsroom” Tuesday to Joe Biden’s criticism of President Trump’s response to the violence that has erupted following the death of George Floyd while in police custody, saying that the presumptive Democratic nominee “took a page out of the Trump playbook.” Biden on Tuesday called the protests sparked by George Floyd’s death “a wake-up call for our nation” and vowed to reverse the nation’s “systemic racism with long-overdue concrete changes.” In a 20-minute speech that was carried live by all three major national cable news networks, the former vice president slammed President Trump as being “more interested in serving the passions of his base than the needs of the people in his care” and charged that the president “is part of the problem and accelerates it.” VideoHost Sandra Smith asked Cuban if “this a time for finger-pointing.” WHAT POWERS DOES THE PRESIDENT HAVE TO USE MILITARY TO QUELL DOMESTIC UNREST? “Does that enhance progress and get...
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