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    (CBSNewYork) — Talks on another round of economic stimulus continued over the weekend. But time is growing short for passing another stimulus bill before the election. According House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is heading up negotiations for the Democrats, a deal must be reached by this Tuesday if a bill is to pass by November 3. That scenario is unlikely, given the distance between her and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Pelosi is holding to her $2.2 trillion figure while Mnuchin, working on behalf of the White House, is sticking to $1.8 trillion. Despite that gap, the two sides agree on the need for another round of $1,200 stimulus checks and more enhanced unemployment benefits, as were found in the CARES Act, which expired at the end of July. >>READ: Stimulus Package Update: As Unemployment Claims Climb, Have Both Sides Found Common Ground? But there are significant differences in the details...
    CVS Health said on Monday that it would hire 15,000 workers as the pharmacy chain readies for an anticipated increase in coronavirus and flu cases in the fall and winter months ahead.  The bulk — or more than 10,000 of the new positions — will be full-time and part-time licensed pharmacy technicians to help give COVID-19 tests, process prescriptions and give medications, according to the chain, which operates about 10,000 pharmacies.  "Additional team members typically are needed every flu season," Lisa Bisaccia, chief human resources officer of CVS Health, said in a statement. "However, we're estimating a much greater need for trained pharmacy technicians this year given the continued presence of COVID-19 in our communities. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Public health officials have warned that cases of COVID-19 would likely increase as Americans spend more time inside during colder weather.  License requirements for pharmacy technicians vary by...
    I know buddy, it's all "fake news" when it makes you feel insecure. One of the great bogus refrains Second Amendment zealots repeat over and over again is that if the federal government or even states created a more robust background check and registry for gun owners, it would turn into an epic data privacy issue. Forget about the fact that the same people frequently say that voter ID laws are just like having a driver’s license, but hate when you mention that one needs to register with the DMV when becoming a car driver but not a gun owner.  You might remember Cambridge Analytica from its work to destroy democracy. The political consulting firm was created by conservative billionaire Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah. Along with Steve Bannon, the group was turned into an analyzing and disinformation planting machine that would help divide and conquer, one lie at a time. In order...
    For months, millions of Americans grappling with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic have been pinning their hopes on Congress delivering another round of financial relief, including direct cash payments and an extension of enhanced unemployment benefits. But the door for such assistance — slammed shut by President Donald Trump earlier this month only for him to later nudge it ajar  — may be shutting.  Although lawmakers have yet to break the logjam, Mr. Trump is now exhorting Congress to pass a stimulus bill ahead of the presidential election next month. "Go big or go home!!!" he said on Twitter on October 13. Two days later, he tweeted, "I am ready to sign!!!" STIMULUS! Go big or go home!!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2020 That's a reversal from Mr. Trump's position earlier this month, when he pushed for a more limited series of individual measures: stimulus checks, $25 billion in...
    PHILADELPHIA — There's a reason Joe Biden sometimes points out he used to be called "Pennsylvania's third senator." The Keystone State's 20 Electoral College votes are crucial to the White House hopes of Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, and the reelection prospects of President Trump. Pennsylvania backed Trump in 2016, the first time a Republican nominee won it since 1988. Along with Michigan and Wisconsin, Pennsylvania proved crucial in making Trump president. Biden grew up in Scranton and was a senator in neighboring Delaware for 36 years before two terms as vice president in President Barack Obama's administration. Biden, his family, and supporters are now playing up his Pennsylvania ties to the max. They hold campaign events there frequently and emphasize his decadeslong tie to the state. That includes the candidate's late son, Beau, who for several years worked in Philadelphia for the Justice Department before getting elected...
    Family: Missing hiker found in Zion National Park Restaurants and bars owned by celebrities Trump wins approval to add second course at Trump International Scotland President Donald Trump has final approval to build another golf course near Aberdeen, Scotland. © Provided by Golfweek The Aberdeen council on Friday gave Trump the go-ahead for a new 18-hole layout, according to the Associated Press. It will be constructed right next to the original Trump International Scotland course on his Menie Estate, north of Aberdeen, which opened in 2012. It will be dubbed MacLeod after Trump’s mother, Mary Anne MacLeod. The plans were originally approved in September, but the AP reports that “Friday’s decision came from the larger Aberdeen council and is expected to be final.” Local conservationists are not happy. “The council sided with Trump International,” said Bob Ward with the London School of Economics’ Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and...
    A UKRAINIAN parliamentarian and "Russian agent" said there is a second Hunter Biden laptop. On Friday, Andrii Derkach posted a bombshell statement on Facebook saying this other computer "was given to Ukrainian law enforcement." The news comes after a computer repairman called John Paul MacIsaac from Delaware gave Hunter's MacBook Pro to the FBI and leaked its contents to the press. More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Download our fantastic, new and improved free App for the best ever Sun Online experience. For iPhone click here, for Android click here.  Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS Most read in NewsWIFE SWABBINGCops bust lockdown mass orgy in holiday flat as...
    DONALD Trump has got planning permission to build a second golf course on his sprawling estate in Scotland. Plans for a new 18-hole course were approved by Aberdeenshire council on Friday despite local objections. ⚠️ Read our US election live blog for the very latest news on Donald Trump's coronavirus battle 3Donald Trump is a big fan of golf - owning 17 courses worldwideCredit: Getty Images - Getty Trump's new golf course will be named MacLeod in honour of his Scottish mum Mary Anne MacLeod. It will be built next to the original Trump international golf resort on his Menie estate - which opened in 2012. The US President no longer has a direct involvement with his businesses, having stepped back and handed the reigns to his family. He however remains a regular visitor to his properties, visiting his other Scottish resort at Turnberry along with his son Eric...
    Getty U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now trying to turn the tables on President Trump’s White House by announcing a deadline for a second stimulus package. The comment came through an aide initially, but she also talked about it on a Sunday morning talk show. Her comments came on October 17 and 18 as negotiations drag on between Republicans and Democrats in Congress, and the White House, with the presidential election looming. Both sides have accused the other of being unwilling to budge enough to do what’s needed for the American people. To recap: Democrats initially wanted a second stimulus relief package that cost about $3 trillion. Republicans tried to split off and pass a narrower version called a “skinny bill” that Democrats rejected. The White House then floated a proposal around $1.8 trillion, which was an increase from where Republicans were at...
    LONDON (AP) — Authorities in Scotland have approved plans by President Donald Trump’s family business to build a second golf course in Aberdeenshire, despite campaigning from environmental activists. The Aberdeen council published documents Friday showing it gave full planning permission for the development, subject to some conditions such as measures to minimize the flooding risk at the site, located on Scotland’s north-east coast. The 18-hole golf course, to be named MacLeod after Trump’s mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, would be built next to the original Trump International golf resort on his Menie Estate, north of Aberdeen, which opened in 2012. Local district officials had already approved the plan for the second course in September. Friday’s decision came from the larger Aberdeen council and is expected to be final. Trump Organization Invests in President’s Ancestral Home, Building 550 New Homes in Scotland https://t.co/DinViOLMLQ — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) September 26, 2019 Environmentalists have...
    Rudy Giuliani has dismissed concerns that his latest anti-Biden smears are part of a foreign-election interference plot, but a Ukrainian lawmaker recently deemed an “active Russian agent” by the U.S. Treasury is now touting further details to come. Andrii Derkach, one of the key players in Giuliani’s years-long dirt-digging mission against Joe Biden in Ukraine, piggybacked on the former New York City mayor’s latest Biden smears—supposedly involving a forgotten laptop. Derkach claimed on Facebook that there is a “second laptop” with evidence of corruption involving the Biden family. The claim appears to muddy the waters around Giuliani’s latest “smoking gun” charge against Hunter Biden. He says they came to light after an obscure Delaware computer repair shop owner found Biden’s laptop in his possession and copied the hard drive before alerting federal authorities and inexplicably Giuliani’s own lawyer. Now, with Derkach jumping in with claims of a “second laptop,” that...
    LONDON (AP) — Authorities in Scotland have approved plans by President Donald Trump’s family business to build a second golf course in Aberdeenshire, despite campaigning from environmental activists. The Aberdeen council published documents Friday showing it gave full planning permission for the development, subject to some conditions such as measures to minimize the flooding risk at the site, located on Scotland’s northeast coast. The 18-hole golf course, to be named MacLeod after Trump’s mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, would be built next to the original Trump International golf resort on his Menie Estate, north of Aberdeen, which opened in 2012. Local district officials had already approved the plan for the second course in September. Friday’s decision came from the larger Aberdeen council and is expected to be final. Environmentalists have criticized the first Menie golf course for partially destroying the coastal sand dunes in the area, and...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gone are the days when President Donald Trump held forth daily at the White House podium flanked by members of his coronavirus task force. And the days when Vice President Mike Pence and other task force officials would head to Trump’s office to brief him immediately after their meetings. The White House won’t say when Trump last met with the task force. In the week since he emerged from coronavirus isolation, Trump has demonstrated new determination to minimize the threat of the virus that has killed more than 215,000 Americans and complicated his chances of winning another four years in the White House. “The light at the end of the tunnel is near. We are rounding the turn,” Trump told supporters Friday at an event in Fort Myers, Florida, one of many moments during a week of campaigning in which the president tried to play down...
    By AAMER MADHANI and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Gone are the days when President Donald Trump held forth daily at the White House podium flanked by members of his coronavirus task force. And the days when Vice President Mike Pence and other task force officials would head to Trump’s office to brief him immediately after their meetings. The White House won’t say when Trump last met with the task force. In the week since he emerged from coronavirus isolation, Trump has demonstrated new determination to minimize the threat of the virus that has killed more than 215,000 Americans and complicated his chances of winning another four years in the White House. “The light at the end of the tunnel is near. We are rounding the turn,” Trump told supporters Friday at an event in Fort Myers, Florida, one of many moments during a week of campaigning in...
    During his Friday rally in Macon, Georgia, President Donald Trump warned that Joe Biden would use an election victory to stack to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) and “shred” the Second Amendment. Trump talked about Biden’s ABC News town hall, saying, “Last night, Biden refused to rule out court packing.” He then suggested Biden could increase the number of SCOTUS justices to “16, 17, 18 people,” all of whom will be “radical left judges who will shred your Second Amendment, disarm law-abiding citizens, and protect terrorists and violent criminals.” He spoke about the radical left in general, saying, “They have nothing but disdain for you and your values.” Trump said, “They complain about guns … They want to end your Second Amendment, but they want protection for themselves,” adding, “They demonize our great police and law enforcement while hiring private security for themselves. They attack the Second...
    Democrat Joe Biden said he hoped it was more about the campaign he ran than the country overall if he loses the November presidential election to President Donald Trump.  'Well, could say I'm a lousy candidate and I didn't do a job,' Biden said when asked how he would interpret a loss. 'But I think, I hope, that it doesn't say that we are racially, ethnically and religiously at odds with one another as it appears the president wants us to be.'    Biden said he'd go back to being a college professor, though told a voter at his Philadelphia ABC News town hall that he wouldn't likely be able to have much influence on a Trump second term.  Democratic nominee Joe Biden said that if he loses to President Donald Trump it might indicate that he was a 'lousy candidate'  Joe Biden (left) participating in a town hall...
    C-SPAN suspended political editor Steve Scully indefinitely on Thursday after he confessed to lying about his Twitter account being hacked following an exchange with former White House aide-turned President TrumpDonald John TrumpTwitter CEO calls blocking New York Post article without explanation 'unacceptable' Michael Cohen writing second book on Trump administration's Justice Department As Trump downplayed the virus publicly, memo based on private briefings sparked stock sell-offs: NYT MORE critic Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump campaigns on Rush Limbaugh show l Democrats question Trump's mental fitness l Coronavirus stimulus in doubt before election Debate moderator Steve Scully says his Twitter account was hacked as president accuses him of being a 'Never Trumper' UPDATED: C-SPAN says debate moderator hacked after account tweets about Scaramucci MORE. Scully was slated to moderate the second presidential debate between Trump and Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTwitter CEO calls blocking New York Post article without explanation...
    Nearly half of households say they would put a potential second-round stimulus check in savings while a sizable share would use the money to pay down debt, but the odds that Americans will receive checks in the near future are uncertain at best. White House officials and top congressional Democrats have been locked in on-again, off-again negotiations over another pandemic relief bill and remain far apart on several aspects of a potential package, including the top-line cost. And Republican lawmakers have even balked at the administration's recent proposal. [ READ Mnuchin: Deal on Coronavirus Stimulus Will Be ‘Difficult’ to Reach Before Election ]The White House has sent mixed messages of its own. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated Wednesday that a deal with lawmakers before the Nov. 3 presidential election appears unlikely, though Trump on Thursday suggested a compromise involving more money than he has proposed in the past could still be...
    A prominent pro-Trump super PAC is launching another $1 million ad blitz in Arizona amid polls showing the president trailing Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTwitter CEO calls blocking New York Post article without explanation 'unacceptable' Cheers erupt as Trump puts on MAGA hat, takes off tie at Iowa rally Hillicon Valley: Twitter lacked adequate cybersecurity protection ahead of July hacks, regulator says | Twitter, Facebook clamp down on New York Post article about Hunter Biden | YouTube bans COVID-19 vaccine misinformation MORE in the key battleground state. The Committee to Defend the President will run two ads on cable news and local broadcasts as part of the buy. The group is also spending $100,000 for a digital outreach effort. It is the group's second $1 million blitz in as many months in Arizona, after it previously launched an ad in September asking, “just how long do you think you'll be safe in Joe Biden’s...
    (CNN)Americans heard more about President Donald Trump's contracting the novel coronavirus than anything else about him for the second week in a row, and this week, the numbers citing coronavirus were significantly higher than in any week since July. According to The Breakthrough, a project from CNN, SSRS, the University of Michigan and Georgetown University tracking Americans' recall of news about each of the presidential candidates, coronavirus hit a record high in mentions about Trump this week, with more than three-in-five respondents mentioning it, up from fewer than two-in-five last week. Visit CNN's Election Center for full coverage of the 2020 raceAlmost all of the top words for Trump were related to coronavirus, including references to his trip to the hospital -- the second most frequently used word for Trump this week -- mentions of the White House, testing positive, being sick, the word "mask" and references to recovery. No...
    The month was only halfway gone, but Unlucky Louie came to me, needing a loan. (Admittedly, he always pays me back.) “Money can’t buy everything,” I observed. “Lack of it buys nothing,” Louie sighed. “Wallets should come with free refills.” Louie might not need a loan if he held down his losses in my club’s penny game. Playing today’s four spades, he won the second heart and led the jack of trumps: king, ace, four. West won the next trump and led a third heart. THIRD HEART Louie ruffed and led a club: seven, deuce, five. West then led his last trump. Louie won and took the A-K of clubs, but when East discarded, Louie lost a second club. Down one. Louie missed a winning play. He wants to preserve a trump in dummy to ruff his fourth club if necessary, hence he does well to lead the seven of...
    Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenTrump again asks Supreme Court to shield tax records Buttigieg questions why evangelical Pence supports 'a president caught with a porn star' Eric Trump claims his father 'literally saved Christianity' MORE, President TrumpDonald John TrumpLabor secretary's wife tests positive for COVID-19 Russia shuts down Trump admin's last-minute push to strike nuclear arms deal before election Trump makes appeal to suburban women at rally: 'Will you please like me?' MORE’s former personal attorney, said on Wednesday that he is working on a book documenting his experiences with the Justice Department just a month after the release of his first book, which painted a highly critical and inflammatory picture of the president.  “There’s so much more to the story that hasn’t been told, tangentially, related to Donald Trump,” Cohen told Politico in an interview on Wednesday. “It is fair and accurate to state that President Trump has weaponized the...
    President Donald Trump offered a "no comment" on whether he plans to keep Attorney General William Barr should he win a second term. In an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV that aired Wednesday night on "Greg Kelly Reports," Trump said it is "too early" to determine whether he would ask Barr to come back, or if he would tap someone else for the job. Earlier Wednesday, it was reported an investigation into the Obama administration found no wrongdoing in "unmasking" the names of Trump campaign members caught up in surveillance as part of the Russia probe. "I have no comment. Cant comment on that. Its too early," Trump said. "Im not happy with all of the evidence I have, I can tell you that. Im not happy." The Washington Post reported U.S. Attorney John Bash did not find evidence of wrongdoing with regard to the unmasking. Trump called that conclusion "a disgrace." "Personally, I think its ridiculous. Its ridiculous. Its a disgrace,"...
    Brad Reed October 14, 2020 9:13PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story David Frum, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, is issuing a dire warning about the state of American democracy should President Donald Trump win a second term. Writing in The Atlantic, Frum argues bluntly that America "wouldn't survive" a second Trump term, even as the country is limping to the finish of his first term. : In fact, Frum believes that Trump has already proven that an American president can get away with discarding guardrails in place to keep him in check without suffering significant political consequences. "Through the Trump years, institutions have failed again and again to check corruption, abuse of power, and even pro-Trump violence," he writes. "As we near the 2020 vote, the Trump administration is attempting to cripple the Postal Service to alter the election's outcome. The president has successfully...
    President Trump gave no sign about whether he would have Attorney General William Barr stay on in his administration should he win the election. The president said he was "not happy" with the operations of the Justice Department, but declined to comment when asked if he would request Barr to lead it in a second term. "I have no comment. Can't comment on that. It's too early," Trump told Newsmax TV. "I'm not happy with all of the evidence I have. I can tell you that. I'm not happy." Trump's response comes after a Justice Department investigation, led by U.S. Attorney John Bash, found no "substantive" wrongdoing into “unmasking” requests by Obama administration officials into retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn in the Russia investigation. The findings "fell short of what Trump and others might have hoped," according to the Washington Post. However, the scope of Bash's findings is not...
    WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday said he was “not happy” with Attorney General William Barr and offered a “no comment” when asked if he would serve a second term. “I have no comment. I can’t comment on that. It’s too early,” the commander-in-chief told Newsmax TV’s “Greg Kelly Reports” when asked if Barr would remain in his post as the chief of the Department of Justice. “I’m not happy with all all the evidence I have, I can tell you that. I’m not happy,” Trump continued. The scathing remarks follow a report Tuesday which revealed that an investigation into the “unmasking” of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn by Obama-era officials had concluded without finding evidence of any serious wrongdoing. Barr appointed federal prosecutor John Bash to lead the probe but Bash resigned on Oct. 5 and was replaced with Gregg Sofer, a veteran Justice Department attorney,...
    Bradley Cortright October 14, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump is not happy that several probes into alleged wrongdoing at the FBI and Department of Justice appear to be coming up empty. During an interview with Newsmax’s Greg Kelly set to air on Wednesday night, Trump was asked if he would keep Attorney General William Barr in if he won a second a term. “I have no comment. Can’t comment,” Trump responded. “It’s too early.” “I’m not happy with all of the evidence I have. I can tell you that. I’m not happy,” he added. The Washingtonton Post reported on Tuesday that U.S. Attorney John Bash, who was appointed by Barr to look into allegations that officials in the Obama administration inappropriately requested the identities of individuals whose names were redacted in intelligence documents, concluded his investigation without filing charges. “Personally, I think it’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. It’s a disgrace,” Trump said of the news,...
    Loading the player... NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News agreed to put President Donald Trump before voters in a town hall event on Thursday after the president submitted to an independent coronavirus test with the results reviewed by Dr. Anthony Fauci. The announcement Wednesday sets up dueling town halls with Democratic opponent Joe Biden on a night the two candidates were supposed to meet for their second debate. Biden is appearing on a similar town hall event in Philadelphia, televised by ABC. In this combination image of two photos showing both President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) It also subjected NBC News to a sharp backlash on social media, where a call to boycott the network was a trending topic on Twitter. NBC...
    President Trump vowed Wednesday to “impose deep tariffs” on U.S. companies that ship production overseas, thereby killing domestic jobs. “We’ll impose deep tariffs on any company that leaves,” he said while addressing the Economic Club of New York virtually from the White House. “They want to leave. They want to make our products then sell them back to us after firing everybody. Not going to happen. They will be tariffed,” he said. Tariffs have been a part of Trump’s arsenal since becoming president. Earlier in his administration, he imposed tariffs on solar panels, washing machines, steel, and aluminum imported into the United States. Countries like China, India, and even Canada responded with retaliatory tariffs on goods coming from the U.S. The tariff wars have so far increased the cost of products purchased in the U.S. by $80 billion, according to the Tax Foundation, an...
    President Donald Trump didn’t rule out replacing Attorney General Bill Barr if he gets a second term during a Wednesday interview with Newsmax. “I have no comment. Can’t comment on that. It’s too early,” Trump told Newsmax host Greg Kelly. “I’m not happy with all of the evidence I have, I can tell you that. I’m not happy.” US Attorney General William Barr (L) listens to US President Donald Trump speaks with officials on September 1, 2020, at Mary D. Bradford High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin. – Trump visited Kenosha, the city at the center of a raging US debate over racism, despite pleas to stay away and claims he is dangerously fanning tensions as a reelection ploy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) The president has criticized Barr and U.S. attorney John Durham in recent days after reports surfaced that Durham’s probe into the investigation will not be...
    Donald Trump backed out of the town hall debate scheduled for Thursday night because, with the Commission on Presidential Debates opting for a remote debate due to Trump’s coronavirus, he wouldn’t have been able to interrupt constantly. So former Vice President Joe Biden—who was willing to debate—went ahead and scheduled a town hall on ABC for Thursday. Trump has now scheduled a competing town hall on NBC—which means he’ll be aired on NBC itself, MSNBC, and CNBC, while Biden is only on one channel. Basically, NBC is rewarding Trump for backing out of a debate because he didn’t want to play by the rules. Trump’s event will be moderated by Today show host Savannah Guthrie, who will be seated 12 feet away from him at an outdoor event in Miami, Florida. That level of caution will be safe, the network said, because Dr. Clifford Lane of the National Institutes of Health and...
    Madison Summers October 14, 2020 0 Comments Former national security adviser John Bolton is suggesting that a second term for President Donald Trump could cause “even more profound” harm to the U.S. Speaking about North Korea during a phone call interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” Wednesday, Bolton said a lot of time has been “wasted” with “Trump’s failed diplomacy with North Korea.” He added, “Rogue states need time to perfect their nuclear capabilities, their ballistic missile capabilities. That’s what Kim Jong Un was doing.” “So, I do think it’s more dangerous now because of the progress that North Korea has made,” Bolton said, adding that it would be a “tough play” for the Biden administration if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wins the upcoming election. See Bolton’s remarks below: Bolton added that public opinion in the U.S. is “hardening against China.” Additionally, Bolton was asked about his...
    President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will participate in dueling town halls Thursday on competing television networks in lieu of a second presidential debate.[ READ: Biden Raises $12M Around VP Debate ]The announcement from NBC News on Wednesday morning that Trump and his campaign agreed to participate in a town hall hosted by "Today" show host Savannah Guthrie comes after the president scuttled the previously agreed upon Oct. 15 town hall-style debate when the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced the event would be virtual in the wake of Trump's coronavirus diagnosis. That debate was slated to be moderated by C-SPAN's Steve Scully, and undecided voters would gather in Miami, as originally planned, to pose questions to Trump and Biden.Cartoons on the 2020 ElectionView All 265 Images"I'm not going to waste my time on a virtual debate. That is not what debating is all about," the president said...
    President Trump and Joe Biden have agreed to hold separate televised town hall events in lieu of the second presidential debate, which was canceled amid the president's COVID-19 diagnosis. The president's town hall, which was announced on Wednesday morning, will take place on NBC News in Miami, Florida, and it will be moderated by Savannah Guthrie on Thursday night. Simultaneously, the former vice president will be on ABC News with George Stephanopoulos in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One of the hurdles that the Trump campaign had to overcome to solidify the town hall on NBC News had to do with the president's health following his bout with the coronavirus. A press release from the network stated that Dr. Clifford Lane, the clinical director of the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Anthony Fauci reviewed the president's PCR test on Oct. 13 and concluded “with a high degree of confidence” that the president...
    President Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden will take part in competing prime-time town halls Thursday night on what would have been the evening of their second debate. NBC News announced Wednesday that it will hold a town hall event with Trump in Miami hosted by “TODAY” anchor Savannah Guthrie. It will air from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and feature Florida voters and the president outdoors at the Pérez Art Museum. At the same time, ABC News will host a town hall meeting with Biden at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and be anchored by George Stephanopoulos. ABC’s town hall will be broadcast from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. NBC, noting that Trump returned to the White House last week after being treated for the coronavirus at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, produced a statement from Dr. Clifford Lane, clinical director at the National Institutes of...
    By Andrew Chung, Lawrence Hurley and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett faces more grilling by senators on Wednesday, a day after fending off repeated efforts by Democrats to elicit clues about her views on the Affordable Care Act, abortion and same-sex marriage. Barrett, who is President Donald Trump's third nominee to the Supreme Court, is set to answer two more rounds of senators' queries on the third day of her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing. During 11 hours of questioning on Tuesday she sidestepped questions on contentious social issues and gave no commitments on how she would rule on the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. Democrats say Barrett's confirmation would threaten healthcare for millions of Americans. "I am not here on a mission to destroy the Affordable Care Act," Barrett said on Tuesday. "I'm just here to apply the law and...
    National security advisor, John Bolton, right, attends a meeting with President Donald Trump and President of Chile, Sebastian Piñera in the Oval Office of the White House on September 28, 2018 in Washington, DC.Oliver Contreras | The Washington Post | Getty Images The "harm" caused by President Donald Trump's first four years in office could be "even more profound" if he wins a second term, according to the president's former national security advisor John Bolton. Bolton served in the Trump White House for 17 months between 2018 and 2019 and left on fractious terms. He authored a book on his time in the administration which characterized the president as ignorant of basic geopolitical facts and driven solely by desire for re-election, calling Trump "erratic" and "stunningly uninformed." Trump responded by accusing Bolton's book of being a work of fiction written in spite by a "disgruntled boring fool" and a "wacko."...
    The prime minister of the Palestinian Authority is not a fan of President Trump’s foreign policy. Mohammad Shtayyeh blasted Trump on Monday during a virtual appearance with European lawmakers, according to the Times of Israel. He said that Trump’s policies in the Middle East have been damaging to Palestinians. “If we are going to live another four years with President Trump, God help us … and the whole world,” Shtayyeh said. Throughout his time in office, Trump has been a strident supporter of Israel and one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s most loyal allies. In one of Trump’s first major foreign policy moves as president, Jerusalem was recognized by the United States as Israel’s capital, and the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem was opened in 2018. The decision earned Trump plaudits in Israel but was angrily received by many Palestinians, some of whom died in violent protests...
    An FBI agent on Tuesday said the extremists who allegedly plotted to kidnap and overthrow the Michigan governor also discussed doing the same to Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam. Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam may also have been a target of a group of anti-government, right-wing extremists who allegedly were plotting to overthrow and kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, an FBI agent said Tuesday at a court hearing. "They discussed possible targets, taking a sitting governor, specifically issues with the governor of Michigan and Virginia based on the lockdown orders," Special Agent Richard Trask said at a court hearing, according to the Associated Press, which also reported that the alleged kidnappers "were unhappy" with Northam's efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The possible targeting of Northam came after Donald Trump tweeted a call to his followers to...
    President Donald Trump and Democrats seem to agree on one thing: They want to give Americans a second $1,200 stimulus check. The two sides, however, are still hundreds of billions of dollars apart on the total amount of coronavirus relief needed for the country. Two major areas of disagreement revolve around aid to local governments and unemployment benefits, according to Garrett Watson, a senior policy analyst at the Tax Foundation.  Check out this video to get a full breakdown of the negotiations and to learn about the progress both sides have already made in negotiations. More from Invest in You:'Predictably Irrational' author says this is what investors should be doing during the pandemicCoronavirus forced this couple into a 27-day quarantine amid their honeymoon cruiseHere's the likelihood of getting a $1,200 stimulus check in the next 26 days Disclosure: NBCUniversal and Comcast Ventures are investors in Acorns.Related Tags Politics Donald Trump...
    Sen. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisDemocrats warn of ObamaCare threat from Barrett, Trump Gloves come off in Barrett confirmation hearing GOP senator attends Barrett hearings in person after COVID-19 diagnosis MORE (R-N.C.), who tested positive for COVID-19 days after attending a White House ceremony for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, appeared in person at the second day of Barrett’s confirmation hearing Tuesday after being cleared in a letter from his doctor.  Tillis walked into the Senate Judiciary Committee room Tuesday wearing a face mask, leaving it on as the hearing began. Senators sat six feet apart with hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes stationed between each of them.  After CNN reported that Tillis was expected to be at Tuesday’s hearing, the senator released a letter from his personal physician, Dr. Jack Faircloth, who wrote that Tillis met all the requirements for ending isolation.  “Regarding your case, there are 3 criteria...
    Getty Will there be a second stimulus check? Here's what you should know. For months now, Americans struggling financially amid the coronavirus pandemic have been vying for a second round of stimulus checks. But is another round of direct payments on the horizon? According to a Monday statement from White House economics adviser Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump is supporting a revised stimulus package that would include a second stimulus check, CBS News reported. On October 12, Kudlow said, “I don’t want to walk through the details because [Treasury Secretary Steven] Mnuchin and Speaker Pelosi will be on the horn this afternoon to negotiate the package.” The current proposal, according to CNET, comes in at $1.8 trillion. The bill was dismissed by both sides of the aisle, and now, in the words of the outlet, “Trump’s camp is… urging Congress to divert funds from emergency coronavirus relief money...
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., ended the first day of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing with a warning of the tough road that lies ahead. Monday's portion of the hearing ended before 3 p.m. local time as it consisted of the committee members and Barrett delivering their opening remarks without engaging in any back and forth. That changes Tuesday, which kicks off a lengthy questioning process. TRUMP LOOMS LARGE ON FIRST DAY OF BARRETT HEARING AS DEMS SOUND ALARMS OVER OBAMACARE, ELECTION, CORONAVIRUS "We begin tomorrow, 30-minute rounds followed by 20-minute rounds. Just do the math, we've got a couple long days ahead of us," Graham said, noting the time allotted in reference to the 22 senators who sit on the committee. "So get some rest." Beginning at roughly 9 a.m. Eastern Time, each senator will take their turns grilling Barrett over issues that will likely be related...
    While speaking at his first post-COVID campaign rally, held in Sanford, Florida, President Trump warned that the Second Amendment will be gone if Democrat Joe Biden is elected to the White House. Early in his speech, Trump said, “Biden and the Democrat socialists will kill your jobs, dismantle your police departments, dissolve your borders…[and] confiscate your guns. No more Second Amendment.” Toward the conclusion of the rally, Trump pledged that he and his administration will defend gun rights during a second term. He said, “We will uphold the right to keep and bear arms, your Second Amendment.” The crowd responded to Trump’s mention of the Second Amendment with chants of “USA, USA, USA.” On August 24, 2020, Trump launched the Republican National Convention by warning that a Joe Biden/Kamala Harris administration would “obliterate the Second Amendment.” C-Span reported Trump saying, “They will take your guns away, as sure as you are standing or...
    sturti Millions of Americans are hoping another $1,200 stimulus check will make it to their bank accounts. Whether that happens or not depends on Congress. Republicans, Democrats and the White House still have not been able to strike a compromise on how much to spend and where to provide aid for the next coronavirus stimulus package. That means the fate of another round of one-time payments hangs in the balance. More from Your Money Mindset:What to know before investing stimulus moneyConsider these factors before accepting an early retirement packageMany forced to raid retirement money amid pandemic Congress approved the first disbursement of $1,200 checks with the CARES Act that was passed in March. The payments were targeted at low- to middle-income individuals and families. Individuals and married couples who file jointly were eligible for up to $1,200 or $2,400, respectively, plus $500 per child under age 17. The IRS and...
    NANCY Pelosi and other Democrats slammed a new stimulus package proposed by the White House on Friday, meaning another round of $1,200 checks for Americans is unlikely until after the election. House Speaker Pelosi said the $1.8trillion package proposal from President Trump's office was "insufficient" and still failed to address several key issues, even though it was the biggest package proposed by Trump's camp so far. 3Another rejected stimulus package means another round of $1,200 checks is unlikely before the electionCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Nancy Pelosi said the White House's latest proposal fails to address key issuesCredit: EPA "At this point, we still have disagreement on many priorities, and Democrats are awaiting language from the Administration on several provisions as the negotiations on the overall funding amount continue," Pelosi told House Democrats in a Saturday letter. Many Senate Republicans were also unhappy about the economic relief package, according to...
    On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that it is “just crazy” for President Donald Trump to not want to debate, and that not having the second debate will “cement where we are right now, which is Biden ahead.” Brooks said, “I’ve never seen a losing candidate not want to have as many debates as possible. So, for Donald Trump, not wanting to debate is just crazy. And then the second thing is that not having it, I think, is the wise decision. But, again, it reduces the number of opportunities he has to turn this around. … So, not having the debate, though, is [certain] to cement where we are right now, which is Biden ahead.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    Getty House Democrats are calling for another round of stimulus checks in their new $2.2 trillion proposal. Millions of Americans could use a second COVID-19 stimulus check. However, as the months have passed without movement on the issue, people have grown increasingly frustrated about the chances of seeing another check. Will you get a second COVID-19 stimulus check? Here’s the update as of October 10. Both sides – Democrats and Republicans – in Congress have repeatedly said they support giving the American people a second $1,200 stimulus check (with $3,400 for a family of four). The president has supported a second stimulus check. President Donald Trump tweeted this on Oct. 7: “If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?” The White House then...
    THE SECOND presidential debate, which was organized to take place on October 15, has been canceled due to coronavirus precautions. The Commission on Presidential Debates opted to host the debate virtually, but President Trump fervently declined. 5The Commission of Presidential Debates (CPD) has canceled the second presidential debate after Trump rejected the organization's suggestion to host it virtually Credit: Getty Images - Getty Why has the second debate been canceled? The Commission on Presidential Debates has canceled the second round showdown that was set to take place on October 15 between Trump and Joe Biden at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida. Citing several health concerns, the group said it wouldn't have the candidates on stage together to answer questions from voters. 5The CPD will redirect its focus on preparing for the last debate on October 22Credit: AP:Associated Press The Commission made the decision...
    Chris Christie, 58, has entered his second week in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 following his attendance at the White House Rose Garden 'superspreader' event. The former New Jersey governor, who helped Donald Trump prepare for his first presidential debate days before they both tested positive, has now been in hospital for seven days after checking himself in last Saturday 'out of an abundance of caution'.  Christie said he has been treated with anti-viral treatment remdesivir - the same experimental drug used to treat the president during his stint in hospital last week.  His condition remains unclear with conflicting reports surfacing and the governor himself keeping quiet about his health despite promising to 'keep the necessary people informed'. At least 34 people in Donald Trump's inner orbit have now tested positive for the virus according to a leaked memo, with at least nine cases among people who attended the...
    The Commission on Presidential Debates has decided to cancel the second debate, which had been scheduled for Thursday, October 15, the nonpartisan group announced on Friday. The commission said it will now focus on preparations for the October 22 debate.  The commission had unilaterally decided to make the October 15 debate a virtual one for health and safety reasons after President Trump tested positive for the coronavirus. The Trump campaign refused to participate in a virtual debate. Mr. Trump is still recovering from COVID-19, and a number of his top aides have also become infected.  "It is now apparent there will be no debate on October 15, and the CPD will turn its attention to preparations for the final presidential debate scheduled for October 22," the commission said in a statement.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Officials with the nonpartisan entity responsible for organizing every televised debate...
    THE second debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was canceled on Friday after the president vowed he wouldn't take part in a virtual event. The Commission on Presidential Debates, which organizes the showdowns, scrapped the event planned for next Thursday as the president battles coronavirus. 7President Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden, pictured at last week's debate, won't be taking part in a virtual clash after organizers scrapped itCredit: Getty Images - Getty 7The Commission on Presidential Debates said it would keep the October 15 debate virtual because of health concernsCredit: EPA The nonpartisan debate commission confirmed on Friday that it wouldn't reverse its decision on the virtual October 15 showdown between Biden and Trump. Citing several health concerns, the group said it wouldn't have the candidates on stage together to answer questions from voters. President Trump had on Thursday ruled out taking part in a virtual debate -...
            by Joseph Weber  The second presidential debate, scheduled for next Thursday between President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden was canceled Friday by its organizers. The Commission on Presidential Debates, which runs the event, originally decided to make it a virtual, town hall style event after Trump tested positive last week for the coronavirus. However, the president declined earlier this week to participate in a virtual event, which was followed by the cancellation. The president’s physician has said that Trump is symptom-free and can resume a public schedule Saturday. The commission said in a statement Friday that decided a day earlier that the debate would be conducted virtually for “the health and safety of all involved.” “Subsequently, the campaigns of the two candidates who qualified for participation in the debate made a series of statements concerning their respective positions regarding their willingness to participate in...
    Chris Christie is now in the hospital for a second week as he continues to recover from coronavirus, according to CNN. Christie said he has taken remdesivir to treat the virus, the same therapy given to President Donald Trump when he visited Walter Reed Hospital. Sources have said Christie is coming along well, but not many other details have been released. Christie is the only senior Republican whos come in contact with Trump who remains in the hospital. He tweeted seven days ago that he checked himself in as a precautionary measure after contracting COVID-19. According to BMC Medicine, the median hospital stay to treat coronavirus in nations outside of China is five days. Related Stories: Christie, on 6th Day of COVID Care, Called Jersey Fighter by Gov. Murphy Chris Christie Spends Four Days in Hospital After Coronavirus Diagnosis © 2020 Newsmax. All rights reserved. ...
    Chris Christie is entering his second week in the hospital, making his battle against the coronavirus the most serious among those in President Trump’s inner circle, CNN reported Friday night. The former New Jersey governor told the network that he has been treated with remdesivir, the same anti-viral treatment Trump took while hospitalized. Sources who have spoken with Christie as recently as Wednesday night have told The Post and other outlets that he is doing well — but there have been scant updates on his health since then. Unlike other senior Republicans who’ve had close contact with Trump — who are either convalescing at home or repeatedly taking tests to see if they’ve been infected — Christie has remained hospitalized longer than for the average COVID-19 patient. Christie tweeted on Saturday — 7 days ago — that he had checked himself into a New Jersey hospital out of an...
    Just one day after announcing the second 2020 debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden would be moved to a virtual format, the Commission on Presidential Debates has formally canceled the event entirely. “The campaigns of the two candidates who qualified for participation in the debate made a series of statements concerning their respective positions regarding their willingness to participate in a virtual debate on October 15, and each now has announced alternate plans for that date,” the Commission said in a statement released Friday evening. “It is now apparent there will be no debate on October 15, and the CPD will turn its attention to preparations for the final presidential debate scheduled for October 22.” (RELATED: ‘Not Going To Waste My Time’ — Trump Announces He’ll Skip Second Debate After Commission Decides To Make It Virtual) CLEVELAND, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 29: US President Donald Trump...
    A federal judge set up a competitive Minnesota House race to take place next month after the sudden death of a candidate in the contest appeared to set up a February special election instead.  Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota granted an injunction requested by Rep. Angie Craig (D), the district’s representative, against enforcing the state law that would have delayed the election until February. The ruling comes after Adam Weeks, the Legal Marijuana Now Party’s candidate running against Craig, died suddenly in late September. The timing of his death just 40 days before an election triggered the state law delaying the contest. The law was first passed in 2013 and postpones a contest if a major party candidate dies within 79 days of Election Day.  Under the law, the race would remain on the ballot this year, but votes tallied for...
    (CBS NEWS) – The Commission on Presidential Debates has decided to cancel the second debate, which had been scheduled for Thursday, October 15, the nonpartisan group announced on Friday. The Commission on Presidential Debates said it will now focus on preparations for the October 22 debate. The commission had unilaterally decided to make the October 15 debate a virtual one for health and safety reasons, but the Trump campaign refused to participate. President Trump is still recovering from COVID-19, and a number of his top aides have also become infected. **READ MORE AT CBSNEWS.COM**
    The Commission on Presidential Debates canceled the second debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden after the president refused to participate in the virtual format. CNN reported the development on Friday evening and cited a source familiar with the plans. The Wall Street Journal first reported the decision. The reported cancelation of the debate caps off an angry feud between the two campaigns and the commission as they argued over when to have the debate and how to have it conducted safely. A spokesperson for the Biden campaign released a statement confirming the decision. "Vice President Biden looks forward to making his case to the American people about how to overcome this pandemic, restore American leadership and our alliances in the world, and bring the American people together," said Andrew Bates. "It's shameful that Donald...
    By Dan Merica and Kevin Bohn | CNN The Commission on Presidential Debates on Friday canceled the second debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden after the President declined to do a virtual debate despite concerns over his COVID-19 diagnosis, a source familiar with the plans told CNN. The cancellation is the culmination of a furious 48-hour back-and-forth between the commission and both campaigns and means what would have been the third debate in Nashville on Oct. 22 will likely be the final meeting between the two candidates. The Wall Street Journal was first to report on the commission’s decision. The commission, with the backing of their health advisers, announced Thursday morning that — because Trump tested positive for the coronavirus — the debate that was scheduled for Miami would be held virtually, with the two candidates appearing from remote locations. Trump swiftly rejected that plan, saying he would not...
    (CBS NEWS) – The Commission on Presidential Debates has decided to cancel the second debate, which had been scheduled for Thursday, October 15, the nonpartisan group announced on Friday. The Commission on Presidential Debates said it will now focus on preparations for the October 22 debate. The commission had unilaterally decided to make the October 15 debate a virtual one for health and safety reasons, but the Trump campaign refused to participate. Mr. Trump is still recovering from COVID-19, and a number of his top aides have also become infected. Read more at CBS News.
    The Commission on Presidential Debates has officially called off the October 15 debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.  The Wall Street Journal reported Friday afternoon that the second face-off between the two candidates was cancelled, citing a person familiar with the matter.  The news broke minutes after the Trump campaign had sent out a note to supporters asking them to 'make a statement SO LOUD' that the debate should be held in-person on October 15 as scheduled, as 'President Trump’s doctor says he will be ready to go by SATURDAY.'  The Commission on Presidential Debates called off the second debate between President Donald Trump (pictured) and Democratic nominee Joe Biden after Trump caught the coronavirus and then refused to participate virtually  On Thursday, the president refused to participate in a virtual debate with Biden due to his COVID-19 diagnosis.  Questions remain whether he already was...
    MIAMI (CNN) — The Commission on Presidential Debates on Friday canceled the second debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden after the President declined to do a virtual debate despite concerns over his Covid-19 diagnosis, a source familiar with the plans told CNN. The cancellation is the culmination of a furious 48-hour back-and-forth between the commission and both campaigns and means what would have been the third debate in Nashville on October 22 will likely be the final meeting between the two candidates. The Wall Street Journal was first to report on the commission’s decision. The commission, with the backing of their health advisers, announced on Thursday morning that — because Trump tested positive for the coronavirus — the debate that was scheduled for Miami would be held virtually, with the two candidates appearing from remote locations. Trump swiftly rejected that plan, saying he would not show up and setting...
    (CNN)The Commission on Presidential Debates canceled the second debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden on Friday night after the President declined to do a virtual debate despite concerns over his Covid-19 diagnosis, a source familiar with the plans told CNN.The cancellation is the culmination of a furious 48-hour back-and-forth between the commission and both campaigns and means what would have been the third debate in Nashville on October 22 will likely be the final meeting between the two candidates.The commission, with the backing of their health advisers, announced on Thursday morning that -- because Trump tested positive for the coronavirus -- the debate that was scheduled for Miami would be held virtually, with the two candidates appearing from remote locations. Trump swiftly rejected that plan, saying he would not show up and setting off a series of events that put the future of all general election debates into question.In...
    An official at the Commission on Presidential Debates claimed the moderator of the planned second contest between President Trump and Joe Biden had his Twitter hacked before sending a public message to Anthony Scaramucci. The co-chairman of the body, Frank Fahrenkopf, made the claim to Fox News radio host Brian Kilmeade while defending Steve Scully, the expected moderator of the second debate and C-SPAN political editor. “Steve is a man of great integrity, okay?” Fahrenkopf told Kilmeade. “I don’t know this question about whether he tweeted something out or not, I do know, and you’ll probably pick up on it in a minute, that he was hacked … Apparently, there’s something now that’s been on television and the radio saying that he talked to Scaramucci… He was hacked. It didn’t happen,” he added . Farhrenkopf was responding to a tweet Scully sent to Scaramucci Friday morning, asking if he...
    An official at the Commission on Presidential Debates claimed the moderator of the planned second contest between President Trump and Joe Biden had his Twitter hacked before sending a public message to Anthony Scaramucci. The co-chairman of the body, Frank Fahrenkopf, made the claim to Fox News radio host Brian Kilmeade while defending Steve Scully, the expected moderator of the second debate and C-SPAN political editor. “Steve is a man of great integrity, okay?” Fahrenkopf told Kilmeade. “I don’t know this question about whether he tweeted something out or not, I do know, and you’ll probably pick up on it in a minute, that he was hacked … Apparently, there’s something now that’s been on television and the radio saying that he talked to Scaramucci… He was hacked. It didn’t happen,” he added. Farhrenkopf was responding to a tweet Scully sent to Scaramucci Friday morning, asking if he should respond...
    The moderator of the second presidential debate claimed he was “hacked” on Twitter, and that he never asked former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci for advice on how to cope with President Donald Trump. “@Scaramucci Should I respond to trump,” a Twitter account for Steve Scully wrote in a tweet Thursday evening. Trump had criticized the 60-year-old C-SPAN journalist in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity the same evening as a  “Never Trumper, and I think somebody said he worked for Biden at one point,” a reference to Scully interning for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden after he attended law school. “Ignore,” Scaramucci replied publicly to what many assumed was intended to be a private message from Scully. “He is having a hard enough time. Some more bad stuff about to go down.” The message from Scully’s account was subsequently deleted. In a Friday interview on Fox News...
    Fox News anchor Chris Wallace put in as stark as terms possible that, in his esteem, President Donald Trump made a “big mistake” in bowing out of the virtual second debate. News broke early Thursday morning that the Commission on Presidential Debates had announced that the second planned debate, set for October 15th, would be held with both candidates receiving questions from Town Hall participants in Miami via remote insert studios. Shortly after that story broke, President Trump appeared in a phone interview with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo and immediately announced that he would not participate. Since then, former Vice President Joe Biden has announced his plans to participate in a Town Hall interview hosted by ABC News’ George Stephanopolous, while the Trump campaign has signaled interest in participating in a second debate that now seems impossible. Confused? Don’t be. Because Chris Wallace opened with “I actually don’t...
    DONALD Trump and Joe Biden's second debate moderator Steve Scully reportedly once worked for the former vice president as an intern. The C-SPAN Political Editor worked for Biden for one month in 1978, according to a biography published by George Washington University. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 4Scully reportedly interned for Biden Since the journalist's employment history resurfaced, punters have questioned the "fairness" of him hosting the debate. Scully then stirred more commotion when a cryptic tweet was posted on his account. "@Scaramucci should I respond to trump," the Thursday night tweet read. The message appeared to be directed at former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. 4Scully tweeted 'should I respond to trump.'Credit: Getty Images - Getty Social media users have been left speculating whether the tweet was meant to be public or not. Donald Trump Jr slammed Scully...
    Washington — The status of the second presidential debate between President Trump and Joe Biden was cast into doubt Thursday after the commission that organizes the event said it would be held virtually to minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus.  The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the second debate scheduled for October 15 in Miami would instead feature virtual appearances by the two candidates, a change the president quickly dismissed as "not acceptable," kicking off a dizzying day of back-and-forth statements between the campaigns that put the status of future debates in jeopardy. "I'm not going to waste my time on a virtual debate. That's not what debating is all about," Mr. Trump said in an interview with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo earlier in the morning. "You sit behind a computer and do a debate, it's ridiculous. And then they cut you off whenever they want." Get Breaking News...
    Donald Trump insured that the fly, not Mike Pence or that “monster,” Kamala Harris, who womansplained to the vice president, would be the story coming out of the vice presidential debate by calling into Fox News before the sun was barely up. He delivered a message to that pesky Commission on Presidential Debates to take its virtual debate scheduled for Thursday and shove it. There’s no need to go virtual, since he’s “not contagious at all.” Or so says Dr. Trump, who knows more than his physicians, who can’t offer a second opinion because of blanket NDAs. What’s all the fuss? Aides promised they would back up Trump’s self-prognosis with multiple negative tests before the event, an utterly meaningless prediction meant to convince planners that he wouldn’t turn the Miami event into a superspreader like the party for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett or the one the next day...
    C-SPAN host Steve Scully, who has been named as the moderator of the second debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, raised eyebrows Thursday night when he publicly asked avowed anti-Trumper Anthony Scaramucci about whether he should "respond" to the president. It is unclear at the time of this writing what Scully was referring to, but his outreach to Scaramucci added to prior allegations of pro-Biden bias against the selected moderator. What are the details? At 9:45 p.m. EST, Scully tweeted, "@Scaramucci should I respond to trump." Scaramucci — who famously served a two-week stint as Trump's White House press secretary before being fired and becoming a vehement critic of the president — wrote back, "Ignore. He is having a hard enough time. Some more bad stuff about to go down." Folks reacting on Twitter widely speculated that Scully...
    The moderator of the second presidential debate asked former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci Thursday night what to do about President Donald Trump. “@Scaramucci should I respond to Trump,” CSPAN’s Steve Scully tweeted around 10 pm Thursday night. It was not immediately clear what Scully was referring to. Scully is set to moderate the second presidential debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced in September. President Donald Trump’s campaign and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign have not yet come to an agreement on the terms of the second debate. Scaramucci retweeted Scully’s tweet with the caption: “Ignore. He is having a hard enough time. Some more bad stuff about to go down.” (RELATED: Second Debate Moderator Steve Scully Interned For Joe Biden) Screenshot, Twitter. Neither Scaramucci nor Scully immediately responded to requests for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation. Some Twitter users suggested Scully was attempting to...
    Nearly 58 million people tuned in to catch Wednesday night’s showdown between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris  — making it the second most-watched VP debate in TV-history, according to Nielsen. An estimated 57.9 television viewers watched the lone 2020 vice presidential debate, easily outpacing the 2016 matchup between Pence and Sen. Tim Kaine, which drew some 37 million pairs of eyes. That makes this year’s matchup second only to the 2008 debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin, which was watched by nearly 70 million people. In third place is the 1984 contest between George H.W. Bush and Geraldine Ferraro, the first female vice presidential nominee representing a major political party in America. This means that since VP debates started in 1976, the top three most-watched featured a woman on stage, according to Nielsen. The count doesn’t include those who streamed the debate on TV screens...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – After shutting down negotiations on a larger stimulus package, President Donald Trump sent out a message on Twitter this week saying he would sign a stand-alone bill for a second $1,200 stimulus check. Trump wrote, “If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY.” However, nearly six months after the first round of stimulus checks were approved, thousands of Texans are still waiting for their payment. “I waited and waited and it never came,” said Caroline Hembree of Lewisville. “It’s been totally frustrating. I didn’t get my first check so I’m sure I won’t get a second.” Hembree is one of an unknown number of taxpayers who did not receive a stimulus check because of a computer glitch that caused a box on their tax return to be mistakenly checked. The IRS told the CBS...
    ABC News anchor George Stephanopolous will moderate a town hall for Democratic presidential Joe Biden on Oct. 15, the same day a town hall debate between Biden and President Donald Trump had been scheduled to take place. “JUST IN: ABC News will host a town hall with Biden moderated by Stephanopoulos on October 15th,” the network wrote on Twitter Thursday afternoon. “The primetime event will take place in Philadelphia, where the former vice president will answer questions from voters.” The development comes just hours after the Commission on Presidential Debate abruptly announced on Thursday morning that its town hall between Biden and Trump — which had been scheduled to take place that evening in Miami — would instead be a virtual event. Trump said in an interview shortly after the announcement that he wasn’t interested in participating in an online debate, prompting Biden’s campaign to say it would support rescheduling the event if...
    ABC News scheduled a town hall with Joe Biden on the night the second presidential debate was supposed to take place. The network announced the news on Thursday about the Oct. 15 event after President Trump said that he would not be willing to participate in a virtual debate. The Commission on Presidential Debates determined earlier on Thursday that the second debate would be held online because of concerns about the coronavirus. "The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which the candidates would participate from separate remote locations," it said in a statement. Trump told Fox Business that he was unwilling to participate in a debate with that format. "No, I'm not going to waste my time on a virtual debate," he said. "That's not what debating is all about. You sit behind a computer and do a debate....
    The campaign for President Donald Trump proposed postponing the second presidential debate, rather than hosting it virtually. “We agree that this should happen on October 22, and accordingly, the third debate should then be shifted back one week to October 29,” the Trump campaign wrote in a statement to reporters. The debate was originally scheduled for October 15. Trump refused to participate in the second debate after the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Thursday morning that it would be virtual. “As President Trump said, a virtual debate is a non-starter and would clearly be a gift to Biden because he would be relying on his teleprompter from his basement bunker,” the Trump campaign wrote. The campaign for Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden believes that the remaining presidential debate on October 22 should be held in a town-hall style, the original plan for the second debate. The Trump campaign said they were...
    Conducting the next presidential debate in a virtual format is a “perfectly reasonable idea,” Fox News host Chris Wallace said Wednesday. “One of these guys has COVID,” Wallace told “The Brian Kilmeade Show.” “I know he says that he’s cured. I know he says that he doesn’t have COVID anymore, but, the White House has not told us that he is negative. All the scientists say that it is 14 days, which would be within the window of next Thursday’s debate,” Wallace said. TRUMP SAYS HE WON'T PARTICIPATE IN VIRTUAL DEBATE AFTER CPD ANNOUNCES CHANGES: 'NOT GOING TO WASTE MY TIME' President Trump, in his first interview since his positive coronavirus test, told FOX Business' Maria Bartiromo on Thursday that he will not participate in the next debate just minutes after the Commission on Presidential Debates announced the showdown, slated for Oct. 15, will be virtual. The CPD announced early Thursday that "the second...
    Sarah K Burris October 8, 2020 4:49PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story Co-hosts of "The View" couldn't help but laugh at President Donald Trump for being too afraid to debate former Vice President Joe Biden for a second time.  "I beat him in the first debate," Trump told Fox Business. "At the second debate, we have a never Trumper as a host, but that's okay because I beat him in the second debate also. So, I'm not going to do a virtual debate. I'm not going to waste my time on a virtual debate. That's not what debating is all about. Sit behind a computer and do a debate. that's ridiculous, and then they catch you off whenever they want." : Host Whoopi Goldberg was confused and had to fact-check that there wasn't a second debate and she wasn't sure what Trump was talking about. "He...
    (CNN)The obvious issue of greatest concern to most prospective voters as we approach the presidential election is the still-raging Covid-19 pandemic. President Donald Trump, now infected himself and staging reckless photo ops, claims that he has done a brilliant job of managing the crisis, which has killed more than 200,000 Americans. Candidate Joe Biden has urged a national mask mandate and says "our nation's Covid crisis is far, far from over." Polls suggest that most voters will cast their ballots based largely on the verdict of that all-consuming issue. Joseph J. EllisMeanwhile, longstanding historical trends measured before the pandemic indicate that slightly more than 40% of the eligible electorate likely will not vote, for reasons that drift between indifference and sardonic contempt for politics in general. Ironically, the United States, the first liberal nation-state in modern history, has one of the lowest turn-out rates of any advanced democracy in...
    Loading the player... Joe Biden will not be participating in the second virtual presidential debate on Oct.15 and will instead focus on finding “an appropriate place to take questions from voters directly,” according to his campaign. President Donald Trump and Biden were scheduled to appear in an altered virtual campaign due to Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis. However, the president balked at the suggestion. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participates in the first presidential debate against U.S. President Donald Trump at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. This is the first of three planned debates between the two candidates in the lead up to the election on November 3. (Photo by Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images) Read More: Pence’s bloodshot eye during vice presidential debate causes concern “I’m not going to waste my time on virtual debate. That’s not what debating is all...
    President Trump said he won’t let up on China if he wins a second term in the White House and vowed to continue pressing tariffs against the communist-led nation. During an appearance Thursday on Fox Business, Trump was asked by host Maria Bartiromo about what tools he plans to use to create jobs and re-energize the economy that has been devastated during the coronavirus pandemic. “Well, I’m going to use tariffs on China, because they want to take them off. We’re getting billions of dollars. I was going to tell you that we got $28 billion,” he said. “I gave all of the money to the farmers and we had $10’s of billions leftover, which goes into the Treasury.” Trump talked about the trade war he waged with China and said Beijing broke trade agreements he had negotiated, but he still managed to hammer out a good deal for...
    Washington — The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Thursday morning that the second debate between President Trump and Joe Biden will be held virtually to minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus, a change the president quickly dismissed as "not acceptable." "I heard that the commission a little while ago changed the debate style, and that's not acceptable to us," Mr. Trump said in a phone interview with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo. "I'm not going to waste my time on a virtual debate. That's not what debating is all about. You sit behind a computer and do a debate, it's ridiculous. And then they cut you off whenever they want." Bill Stepien, Mr. Trump's campaign manager who also recently tested positive for the virus, confirmed the president's decision. "We'll pass on this sad excuse to bail out Joe Biden and do a rally instead," he said in a statement....
    Former Vice President Joe Biden took a cautious approach as he responded to the news that President Donald Trump won’t participate in the next 2020 Presidential Debate. The president told Fox Business he would not partake in the virtual town hall forum being set up by the Commission on Presidential Debates, which comes shortly after he was hospitalized from his infection by the coronavirus. Biden campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield reacted to Trump’s withdrawal by releasing a statement saying the ex-veep remains committed to the event. Vice President Biden looks forward to speaking directly to the American people and comparing his plan for bringing the country together and building back better with Donald Trump’s failed leadership on the coronavirus that has thrown the strong economy he inherited into the worst downturn since the Great Depression. When Biden spoke to reporters on Thursday, he did not seem so sure of what...
    President Trump said he won’t let up on China if he wins a second term in the White House and vowed to continue pressing tariffs against the communist-led nation. During an appearance Thursday on Fox Business, Trump was asked by host Maria Bartiromo about what tools he plans to use to create jobs and re-energize the economy that has been devastated during the coronavirus pandemic. “Well, I’m going to use tariffs on China, because they want to take them off. We’re getting billions of dollars. I was going to tell you that we got $28 billion,” he said. “I gave all of the money to the farmers and we had $10’s of billions leftover, which goes into the Treasury.” Trump talked about the trade war he waged with China and said Beijing broke trade agreements he had negotiated, but he still managed to hammer out a good deal for farmers...