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    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki didn’t say on Tuesday if President Joe Biden agrees with Climate czar John Kerry that there are “nine years left” to stop a climate disaster. “I don’t have a new timeline to give you from here. I can confirm for you though that the president agrees with former Secretary Kerry that it’s a crisis, that time is of the essence. We need to act quickly. And that’s why climate is a key part of his agenda,” Psaki said. (RELATED: Treasury Department To Create New Climate Czar Role, Expand Climate Change Efforts) WATCH: Kerry said on “CBS This Morning” on Feb. 19 that there are nine years remaining to stop a climate disaster. “Well the scientists told us three years ago we had 12 years to avert the worst consequences of climate crisis. We are now three years gone so we have nine years...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki indicated on Tuesday that President Biden agreed with U.S. climate envoy John Kerry’s assessment that climate policies need to be a priority, but stopped short of saying whether he is on board with the idea that there are less than ten years left to thwart the worst consequences of a global climate crisis. Psaki said during a press briefing that she did not have a new timeline to offer up from here, but acknowledged that Biden agreed with the former U.S. Secretary of State on the urgency of climate change. "The president agrees with former Secretary Kerry that it’s a crisis, that time is of the essence, we need to act quickly and that’s why climate is a key part of his agenda," Psaki said. U.S. special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry noted during an interview with CBS last week that scientists said 3...
    Bloomberg Yellen defends need for $ 1.9B plan after strong data (Bloomberg) – US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen defended the need for spending $ 1.9 trillion on pandemic aid, the second-largest emergency aid bill on record, even in the face of recent strength in the US Retail Sales and Equity Value “It’s so important to have a great package that addresses the pain this has caused,” Yellen said on CNBC Thursday. “The price of doing too little is much higher than the price of doing something great.” When asked if the economy needs the entire package proposed by President Joe Biden, after much stronger-than-expected retail sales in January and all-time highs in equities, the Treasury leader said: “I think so.” Yellen noted that more than 9 million Americans were still unemployed compared to before the covid-19 pandemic, and 4 million had left the force. working completely. He also cited the...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A program that uses hotel rooms throughout Los Angeles to house homeless seniors will be expanded after the federal government announced that it would reimburse all the program’s costs. A homeless woman pushes her belongings past a row of tents on the streets of Los Angeles on Feb. 1, 2021. (Getty Images) Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday that the Biden administration has committed to reimbursing up to 100% of the costs of Project Roomkey through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Previously, state and local governments in Project Roomkey were being reimbursed by FEMA for up to 75% of costs for those rooms. “Long before COVID, when I talked about the homelessness crisis, I always said we needed a FEMA-level response to a crisis that predates the pandemic, is involved in the pandemic and will postdate this pandemic,” Garcetti said Wednesday. “And I was pleased that finally...
    Iran appears ready to free the crew of a South Korean tanker ship after it was captured early last month. Both countries announced on Tuesday that the 20-member crew, which includes South Korean, people of Myanmar, Vietnamese, and Indonesian sailors, would be freed after South Korea agreed to address Iran’s complaints about the release of some $7 billion in assets that were frozen in Seoul because of United States sanctions against the Iranian regime, according to the New York Times. The MT Hankuk Chemi, which was carrying some 7,200 tons of chemicals, was seized by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in the Persian Gulf on Jan. 4. Tehran said it seized the ship because of “oil pollution” fears, although its seizure was apparently used as leverage to get Seoul to release the funds. The release could also play into the broader dialogue between Tehran and Washington, which...
    President Joe Biden has agreed to meet with a group of Republican senators at the White House this week to discuss coronavirus relief aid. The meeting had been requested earlier Sunday in a letter from 10 GOP senators who are proposing a pared-down $600 billion COVID-19 relief alternative to Biden’s existing $1.9 trillion plan. Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah, were among the lawmakers who signed onto the missive. “The President spoke to Senator Collins, and invited her and other signers of the letter to come to the White House early this week for a full exchange of views,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a Sunday night statement. The GOP senators said ​their proposal includes $160 billion to boost health care providers dealing with the pandemic and working to get millions of doses of the coronavirus vaccine into the arms of Americans. Sen....
    More On: joe biden Biden briefed on Myanmar situation, US ‘alarmed,’ White House says Biden’s embrace of ‘equity’ means he’s abandoned the quest for equality Dem bill spreads wealth upward and other commentary Biden is failing on COVID by the standards he set as a candidate President Joe Biden has agreed to meet with a group of Republican senators at the White House this week to discuss coronavirus relief aid. The meeting had been requested earlier Sunday in a letter from 10 GOP senators who are proposing a pared-down $600 billion COVID-19 relief alternative to Biden’s existing $1.9 trillion plan. Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah, were among the lawmakers who signed onto the missive. “The President spoke to Senator Collins, and invited her and other signers of the letter to come to the White House early this week for a full exchange of views,” White...
    More On: joe biden Biden to announce wide-ranging moratorium on new oil, gas leases No COVID test, no flight: Biden admin eyes strict mandate for domestic travel Why is Biden looking to give free vaccines to other nations before US reaches herd immunity? This Biden pick for a top civil-rights job has an ugly history of hate ​Russia has approved extending the last nuclear arms agreement with the US for another five years on Wednesday – just days before the pact was due to expire. Both Russian houses of parliament – the State Duma and Federation Council – OK’d the extension of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty that was signed in 2010 and limits the numbers of nuclear warheads, missiles and bombers that Russia and the US can deploy. The vote came after the first telephone call between President Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin during which they agreed on...
    In a rare agreement on foreign policy, President Biden and the former Trump administration both accuse the Chinese government of genocide against ethnic Uyghurs. On his last day on the job, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released determinations that China committed crimes against humanity and "genocide against the predominantly Muslim Uyghurs." Within hours, Pompeo's likely successor, Antony Blinken, was asked if he agreed with the State Department’s declaration during his nomination hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. CHINA SLAPS SANCTIONS ON POMPEO, NAVARRO, OTHER TOP TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS  "That would be my judgment as well," he said. "Forcing men, women and children into concentration camps, trying to in effect re-educate them to be adherents to the Chinese Communist Party – all of that speaks to an effort to commit genocide." White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki dodged the question about the administration’s stance on the issue Friday, but referred to Biden’s previous comments calling China’s treatment of...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki declined to say on Friday whether President Joe Biden will stand by his predecessor’s determination that China was engaged in “genocide” against Uighurs, an ethnic minority. “The previous administration, on their way out the door, declared that China’s human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims were ‘crimes against humanity’ and ‘genocide,'” a reporter noted in a question at an afternoon White House press conference. “Does the president agree with that determination, and will he keep it?” “I know that our secretary of state is just about to get confirmed,” Psaki said, referring to Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken. “I know he will be reviewing a number of the decisions and assessments that have been made. Obviously, the president has spoken before to the horrific treatment of Uighurs, but I don’t have anything more for you on it. I can check with our national security team and see if...
    New York : Language matters a lot, and President Joe Biden wants to erase the use of offensive terminology towards immigrants in official documents, starting with the expression “alien” or foreigner, in use since 1790, which should be replaced by “non-citizen ”In immigration laws. By announcing the immigration package on your first day in the White House on January 20, the president pointed out that the change is a sign of respect and that he recognizes the United States as a nation of immigrants. “Language matters. The way we describe people sticks, affects how we treat them. Delighted to see this as part of this immigration package, “said Thursday in a tweet the activist Vanessa Parra, by Define American. “How we talk about immigrants shapes the policies. It frames what are the issues really at stake here. It acknowledges that we’re talking about human beings and families.” @joseiswriting #Immigration...
    President-elect Joe Biden savaged President Donald Trump over the riot that broke out Wednesday at the Capitol but stopped short of voicing support for or opposition against invoking the 25th Amendment during his Thursday press conference. Biden, who ignored shouted questions from reporters about the 25th Amendment while arriving at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, opened by stating he would not “speak on” that subject today. (RELATED: Biden Calls On Rioting MAGA Mob To Leave The Capitol — ‘It’s Not Protest. It’s Insurrection’) He proceeded to call Wednesday’s riot on Capitol Hill “one of the darkest days in the history of our nation” and an “unprecedented assault on our democracy.” WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: A protester yells inside the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden’s 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Pro-Trump...
            by Delphine Luneau  A joint session of Congress, completing its work in the early morning hours of Thursday after lawmakers had been forced to flee their chambers by a violent invasion of the Capitol, affirmed that Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States. The proceedings concluded shortly after 3:30 a.m. EST, drawing to a close an chaotic day in the nation’s house of laws that saw one person shot dead inside the building after some rioters breached its security during a massive rally to support President Trump. Prior to the interruption caused by protesters rampaging through the halls of the Capitol, it had been expected pro-Trump lawmakers would lodge objections to the slates of electors from six states. The House and Senate had exited the joint session shortly before the hiatus to separately debate an objection to Arizona’s election results –...
    Loading the player... Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on CNN‘s State Of The Union and echoed similar sentiments as President-elect Joe Biden on what is potentially on the horizon with the coronavirus pandemic. Read More: Fear grows that vaccine misinformation will be worse than election disinformation “And the reason I’m concerned and my colleagues in public health are concerned also is that we very well might see a post-seasonal, in the sense of Christmas, New Year’s, surge, and, as I have described it, as a surge upon a surge, because, if you look at the slope, the incline of cases that we have experienced as we have gone into the late fall and soon-to-be-early winter, it is really quite troubling,” said Fauci. He continued, “we are really at a very critical point… So I share the concern of President-elect Biden that as we get into the next few weeks, it...
    Bradley Cortright December 27, 2020 0 Comments President-elect Joe Biden is warning Americans that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely get worse as the country heads into the winter.  Dr. Anthony Fauci was asked during an interview on CNN on Sunday if he agrees with Biden’s assessment, he said, “You know, I do… The reason I’m concerned, and my colleagues in public health are concerned as well, is that we very well might see a post-seasonal — in the sense of Christmas, New Year’s — surge.” “And as I’ve described it, a surge upon a surge because if you look at the slope, the incline of cases that we’ve experienced as we’ve gone into the late-fall and soon to be early-winter it is really quite troubling,” he continued. He went on to say the country is “really at a critical point,” and said that “if you put more pressure on the system”...
    The incoming Biden administration’s nominee for transportation secretary will be busy producing emails for a conservative government watchdog group about his role in establishing a special residential ID card program for illegal immigrants. Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., agreed to search his personal emails for messages concerning the "Community Resident Card," also known as the SBID program for illegal immigrants in the city. By agreeing to produce email messages, Buttigieg will avoid being deposed in a public records lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch in Indiana state court. Judicial Watch made the agreement public the same day President-elect Joe Biden announced the nomination of his one-time Democratic primary rival to run the Department of Transportation. In December 2016, then-Mayor Buttigieg worked with the La Casa de Amistad Inc., a Latino nonprofit advocacy group in South Bend, to create the ID card program. The nonprofit produced and paid for...
    On Sunday, it was announced by Congressional leaders that a deal for a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package has been agreed upon. The package will include individual checks, unemployment benefits, and loans for small businesses. “Moments ago, the four leaders of the Senate and the House finalized an agreement. It will be another major rescue package for the American people,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday. The deal is expected to pass in the House and Senate and be granted approval by President Trump. Most Americans are expected to receive a $600 direct stimulus payment as part of the deal. Additionally, it will establish a supplemental jobless benefit of $300 per week. “This is a very, very fast way of getting money into the economy,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “People go out and spend this money, and that helps small businesses. And that helps getting more...
    Attorney General William Barr said he agreed with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the Russians were behind the global cyberattack that affected numerous federal government agencies, even as President Trump has speculated China may have been culpable. “From the information I have, you know, I agree with Secretary Pompeo’s assessment,” Barr said during a press conference announcing new charges in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing and in which he shot down the idea of appointing special counsels to investigate Hunter Biden or allegations of voter fraud. “It certainly appears to be the Russians, but I’m not going to discuss it beyond that.” Pompeo attributed the hacking operation to the Russians last week during an appearance on conservative host Mark Levin’s show. “I can’t say much more as we’re still unpacking precisely what it is, and I’m sure some of it will remain classified. But suffice it to...
    By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo says he’s staying with the Milwaukee Bucks for at least five more seasons. “I’m blessed to be a part of the Milwaukee Bucks for the next 5 years,” the two-time reigning MVP tweeted Wednesday. The 26-year-old Antetokounmpo had until Monday to sign the Bucks’ supermax extension offer. If he turned it down, Antetokounmpo could have become a free agent after the upcoming season. Although Antetokounmpo didn’t announce the terms of his new deal, The Athletic and Stadium reported that he agreed to a five-year contract worth $228 million. “This is my home, this is my city,” Antetokounmpo tweeted. “I’m blessed to be able to be a part of the Milwaukee Bucks for the next 5 years. Let’s make these years count. The show goes on, let’s get it.” His decision means the Bucks will hang on to their biggest...
    A Virginia state senator and Republican gubernatorial candidate joined retired and pardoned Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn in advocating for President Donald Trump to declare martial law and remain in office, stating that Americans should refuse accept the results of the 2020 election. In a Facebook post published early Tuesday morning, state Sen. Amanda Chase accused Democratic lawmakers of “legalized cheating,” and said she had partnered with former Trump campaign attorney and Kraken whisperer Sidney Powell in an effort to expose “extensive fraud” in the electoral process. After years of reminders from the right—complete with memes and merch—that Trump is the president, Chase declared that Joe Biden is not her president. “Not my President and never will be. The American people aren’t fools. We know you cheated to win and we’ll never accept these results. Fair elections we can accept but cheating to win; never,” Chase wrote. “It’s not over yet. So thankful...
    By Praveen Menon WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that the cabinet has agreed in principle to allow travel with Australia without quarantine in the first quarter of 2021. Ardern said this was subject to decisions by Australian governments, and more preparations were still needed to finalise the "travel bubble", adding that intends to name a date in the New Year once remaining details are determined. (Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Tom Hogue) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: coronavirus, New Zealand, AustraliaGalleriesNewsCartoons on President Donald TrumpPhotosPhotos: Daily Life, DisruptedPhotosArmenia-Azerbaijan Conflict EscalatesNewsThe Week in Cartoons: Dec. 7-11RecommendedNational NewsHistoric Vaccination Program Set to BeginNational NewsFDA Issues EUA for Pfizer VaccineAmerica 2020Supreme Court Tosses Texas LawsuitAmerica 2020Donald Trump v. The CourtsPoliticsHunter Biden Probe Complicates AG PickCoronavirus Bulletin Stay informed daily on the latest news and advice on COVID-19 from the editors at U.S. News & World...
    Alex Thomas December 4, 2020 0 Comments President-elect Joe Biden said recently that he wants Americans to become accustomed to wearing face masks and that he predicts that masks will be necessary during the first 100 days of his presidency. During an interview on the “Today” show, infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci agreed with Biden but said that might not be enough. Biden told CNN on Thursday, “It is important that we, in fact, the president and the vice president, we set the pattern by wearing masks. But beyond that, where the federal government has authority, I’m going to issue a standing order that in federal buildings, you have to be masked.” He added, “My inclination on the first day I’m inaugurated, I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask — just 100 days to mask, not forever. One-hundred days.” President-Elect Biden...
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he agrees with President-elect Joe Biden that transgender students should have access to sports, bathrooms and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity, on his first day in office. During a press conference Tuesday, Schumer was asked whether he agrees with Biden’s proposal for transgender students at federally funded schools. Schumer responded by saying he agrees with it and knows Biden will make sure it is all done legally. “Joe Biden said that on his first day of office he will give transgender access to sports, bathrooms and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity in federally funded schools. Do you think he has the ability to do this and do you agree with this decision?,” the reporter asked Schumer. Schumer responded by saying “I agree with the decision and I know he’ll check things out thoroughly legally.” WATCH:  Sen. Schumer says...
    Maria Bartiromo believes that if the allegations of a stolen election put forth by President Donald Trump and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani are false, they are undermining democracy. Recent viewers of Bartiromo might be surprised by such an admission, particularly given how much airtime the Fox Business anchor has provided baseless conspiracy theory that the 2020 presidential election was corrupt. But here we are. That moment came following a conversation with Giuliani, who, among other things, claimed he has evidence to overturn Biden wins in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Georgia — states where the President-elect Joe Biden beat Trump by more than 100,000 votes. As legal scholar Rick Hansen put it Monday morning, “The President can keep declaring that he’s won, but there’s no plausible legal way this election gets overturned.” “We are not talking three Hail Marys anymore,” he added. “We are talking done.” Bartiromo somehow failed...
    TipRanks Oppenheimer Sees These 3 Stocks Skyrocketing Over 100% The U.S. presidential election has come to a close, and Wall Street isn’t opposed to the administration change. Last week saw the S&P 500 notch its second-best performance during an election week on record, even as Trump’s chances of getting re-elected became slimer and slimer.Weighing in for Oppenheimer, Chief Investment Strategist John Stoltzfus noted, “What appears clear so far is that the equity markets are not averse to a change of administration stateside at least so long as the Republicans maintain control over the Senate. Checks and balances ‘on the Hill’ have been known to be important to investors over the course of history. The present in our view is no exception.”There is, however, some uncertainty surrounding the Senate, with the two runoff elections for seats in Georgia scheduled for January 5, only 15 days before Inauguration Day. That said, Stoltzfus...
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden by telephone on Tuesday and they agreed on the importance of the transatlantic partnership, her spokesman said. "She congratulated him and Vice President-designate Kamala Harris on their election victory. The chancellor expressed the wish for close and trusting future cooperation," Merkel's spokesman said in a statement. "The chancellor and the president-designate agreed that transatlantic cooperation is of great importance in view of the many global challenges," he added. (Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Edward Taylor) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States, Europe, Germany
    Dr. Scott Atlas hit back against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s claim that “no serious” doctor agrees with Atlas that coronavirus restrictions should be loosened. “Dr. Scott Atlas ... is advocating young people go about their business and older people sequester,” CBS’s Norah O'Donnell said to Biden. “Nobody thinks he makes any sense,” the former vice president responded. “Nobody. No serious doc around the world.” Atlas took issue with the video clip, saying there are more than 11,000 other doctors who agree with him. “‘NOBODY!’ Ummm ... tell that to the 11,000+ (so far) epidemiologists and ID scientists from Harvard, Stanford, Oxford etc. who aligned with this. Boy, those Flat Earthers sure don't give up,” Atlas tweeted Monday. "NOBODY!" Ummm ... tell that to the 11,000+ (so far) epidemiologists and ID scientists from Harvard, Stanford, Oxford etc. who aligned with this. Boy, those Flat Earthers sure...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rejected the idea that the apparent discovery of Hunter Biden’s laptop is part of a Russian influence operation, echoing instead Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe’s assurance that there is no evidence of Kremlin involvement. “I saw DNI Ratcliffe's statement,” Pompeo told reporters on Wednesday. “I have every reason to believe he's got it exactly right.” The question of foreign interference in the 2020 elections was renewed by the publication of emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden’s laptop by a computer repairman in Delaware and provided to Rudy Giuliani. Dozens of former intelligence officials released an open letter arguing that the emails have "the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation,” but President Trump’s spy chief maintained that there is “no intelligence that supports” the theory of Kremlin involvement. “Let me be clear: The intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no...
    The Department of Justice agrees with spy chief John Ratcliffe’s assessment that emails published by The Post from a laptop owned by Hunter Biden are not part of a Russian disinformation campaign, a report said. Sources told Fox News that the FBI is also indeed in possession of the Hunter Biden laptop that the emails were copied from. The first story The Post published about Hunter’s emails included a photo of a Delaware federal subpoena that show both the computer and its hard drive were seized by the FBI in December, after a computer repairman said he alerted federal authorities to their existence. On Monday, Ratcliffe, the Director of National Intelligence, said the emails were “not part of some Russian disinformation campaign.” “Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign,” Ratcliffe said. “Let me be clear: The intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign will remove a portion of an ad that features a retired general after he objected to being included in it. Retired Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, who led the fight against the Islamic State, was featured in a recent ad for the Democratic presidential nominee in which the promo touts Biden's role in keeping troops safe overseas, according to Politico. “I'm not a political person, but this isn't about just me. I object to the use of ANY military personnel in uniform in political ads - full stop,” he said in a now-deleted post on LinkedIn. "In accordance with Lieutenant General MacFarland's wishes we're in the process of removing his image from this ad," Michael Gwin, the deputy rapid response director at Biden for President, explained. "Donald Trump, in sharp contrast, has shown himself happy to use our armed forces as a political prop and...
    The Trump campaign on Thursday suggested it would agree to a face-to-face debate with former Vice President Joe Biden if the contests later this month were delayed a week. “The American people should not be deprived of the chance to see the two candidates for president debate face to face two more times just because the Commission on Presidential Debates wants to protect Joe Biden,” campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement. “We agree that this should happen on October 22, and accordingly, the third debate should then be shifted back one week to October 29,” Stepien said. “The CPD and the media cannot hide Joe Biden forever. Americans deserve to hear directly from both presidential candidates on these dates, October 22 and 29.” The Biden campaign rejected Stepien’s proposal. “Donald Trump doesn’t make the debate schedule; the Debate Commission does,” Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s campaign spokeswoman, said in...
    The Trump campaign on Thursday suggested it would agree to a face-to-face debate with former Vice President Joe Biden if the contests later this month were delayed a week. “The American people should not be deprived of the chance to see the two candidates for president debate face to face two more times just because the Commission on Presidential Debates wants to protect Joe Biden,” campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement. “We agree that this should happen on October 22, and accordingly, the third debate should then be shifted back one week to October 29,” Stepien said. “The CPD and the media cannot hide Joe Biden forever. Americans deserve to hear directly from both presidential candidates on these dates, October 22 and 29.” Earlier Thursday, Trump said he wouldn’t “waste my time” by taking part in a virtual debate with Biden after the Commission on Presidential Debates said...
    By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The acting chief of the Department of Homeland Security's intelligence office on Friday said he agrees with the FBI director and other administration officials that white supremacists are an active threat to public order. Joseph Maher, a DHS lawyer, also told a congressional hearing that he hadn't faced political pressure from political appointees to slant intelligence to suit themes promoted by President Donald Trump such as his assertions that antifa, a largely unstructured far-left movement, stoked urban violence. "I will not have anybody taking political directions on any intelligence products," Maher, currently head of the DHS Intelligence and Analysis operation, told a hearing of the Democratic-led House of Representatives Intelligence Committee. Maher said he agreed with FBI chief Christopher Wray that, "white supremacy is a threat ... when it becomes connected to violence." Democrats and other critics of Trump have accused him of sympathizing...
    Joe Biden's brother will finally cough up some of the $1million in compensation he owes the family of a young father killed in a horrific car crash more than 20 years ago. Frank Biden has agreed to a settlement in the case just months after DailyMail.com exposed how the businessman had dodged creditors for two decades. While it's not known exactly how much he has agreed to pay, DailyMail.com understands it's a significant amount. Biden confirmed the settlement to DailyMail.com but would only say he is 'pleased' with the outcome. When asked if he had apologized to the Albano family for the hurt he has caused, he didn't reply. Joe Biden's brother Frank owes the family of Michael Albano $1 million, stemming from a car crash in 1999 where the single father died. DailyMail.com can now reveal that Biden will finally pay some of the $1million in compensation he owes...
    Joe Biden agreed that Nancy Pelosi had a point when she asserted that she did not think the Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president should debate President Trump. But while he recognized arguments about Trump being dishonest, he projected confidence and took a swipe at Trump. "He doesn't know how to debate the facts because he's not that smart. He doesn't know that many facts," Biden said. Speaking to MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle in an interview that aired Saturday, Biden addressed arguments from some prominent Democrats and liberals that he should bow out of debating Trump. The first presidential debate is set for Tuesday. “I don’t think that there should be any debates,” the Democratic House speaker told reporters in August. “I do not think that the president of the United States has comported himself in a way that anybody has any association with truth, evidence,...
    (CNN)House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel on Friday agreed to withdraw a subpoena he had issued in July against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after the State Department turned over more than 16,000 pages of documents the committee had sought, the panel announced.The department had previously provided the documents to Senate Republicans as part of their investigations involving Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and the work of his son Hunter Biden at the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, the panel said Friday."It shouldn't have taken a subpoena, let alone the threat of contempt, for Secretary Pompeo to comply with the Committee's oversight request," Engel said in a statement Friday. "Nevertheless, I'm gratified that we've received these materials and can review them before Senate Republicans issue their report." Congressional Democrats have criticized the State Department for stonewalling their requests while complying with Republican ones. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Monday appeared to acknowledge that the gloves are off between himself and President Trump with just 50 days to go until the November general election. Asked by a reporter after concluding a speech Monday in Delaware on the raging western wildfires and climate change if the “gloves were off,” the former vice president said “yes.” BIDEN CALLS TRUMP A 'CLIMATE ARSONIST' Biden’s comments come the day after the president emphasized at a campaign rally near Las Vegas, Nev., that the “gloves are off” as he slammed Biden as unfit for the presidency. WILMINGTON, DE - SEPTEMBER 14: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks about climate change and the wildfires on the West Coast at the Delaware Museum of Natural History on September 14, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden has scheduled campaign stops in Florida, Pennsylvania and Minnesota later this week. (Photo by Drew...
    Comedian Joe Rogan has inserted himself in the presidential campaign with a bizarre offer to have the candidates on his show for a four-hour debate. Hide Rogan talked about this idea with Tim Kennedy over the weekend. Hide Joe Rogan Talks About Having Trump & Biden On The Podcast—#JRE #JoeRogan #Debate #Trump #Biden #Election2020 pic.twitter.com/QfLQkuMwdh— Joe Rogan Experience Clips (@JRE_Podcast) September 14, 2020 “It would be four hours with no live audience. Just the two candidates, cameras, and their vision of how to move this country forward. Who wants this?” Kennedy tweeted yesterday. Hide Rogan’s fans were all for it. Exclamation marks littered responses to the tweet. “Would love this! First question: Have you guys tried DMT?” said one. “Can the people of the internet please make this happen!” gushed another. Hide This morning, President Donald Trump said he’d do it. “I do!” he tweeted enthusiastically in response to Kennedy’s...
    Axios.com published an analysis Friday that concluded former Vice President Joe Biden has shifted decisively to the left, a conclusion that agrees with observations by fellow Democrats, by the Washington Post, and by Breitbart News. In an article titled “Biden’s centrist mirage,” Axios’s Hans Nichols wrote (original emphasis): Joe Biden spent a career cultivating the image of a deal-making centrist — and is making this a key selling point for swing voters in 2020. But the modern Biden has been pushed left by his party’s insurgent progressives. Why it matters: Biden has moved to the left to accommodate party activists on crime, climate, education, immigration and health care. His central challenge with many swing voters: Prove he didn’t move too far, too fast. Between the lines: Biden wants many suburban voters to associate him with his persona as a white, firehouse Democrat — over a more woke 2020 Democratic primary candidate who navigated...
    Organizers behind the "Settle for Biden" meme page and website agree with Rep. Matt Gaetz's assertion that they hope left-wing advisers would guide White House policy under a Biden administration rather than Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden himself. "'Settle for Biden.' That’s the hashtag promoted by AOC and the socialists," the firebrand Florida Republican said during a virtual Republican convention address Monday night, referencing progressive New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. "The woketopians will settle for him because they will make him an extra in a movie written, produced, and directed by others.” Those behind the Settle for Biden website and popular Instagram account with more than 126,000 followers agreed with Gaetz's premise. "Yep, @mattgaetz — that’s our hope!" the group said in a tweet. "The future of this nation depends on our ability to elect Joe Biden and Joe Biden’s ability to embrace calls for progressive change."...
    Mike Pompeo has turned the State Department into yet another arm of Trump's propaganda machine. Weeks ago, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo provided a “portfolio” of documents for Republican senators—and only Republican senators—concerning the investigation of the Russia investigation and the ongoing attempt to flesh out Donald Trump’s conspiracies about Joe Biden’s actions in Ukraine. Only the word “portfolio” is about as deceptive as everything else about this affair, because what Pompeo shipped to his partisans topped 1,600 pages. That includes information provided to the State Department courtesy of pro-Russian former Ukrainian officials eager to get the Putin line into U.S. documents. Asked about this portfolio, the State Department has routinely passed it off as an ordinary search of documents held at the department and provided to committees at the request of Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley and reliable conspiracy theorist Ron Johnson. Though, somehow the State Department only provided the documents to the...
    The media and the Democratic Party "hysterically" overreacted to reports that Russian officials may have paid bounties to Taliban-linked militants in exchange for the deaths of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton stated Friday. In an interview on "America's Newsroom" with host Sandra Smith, Cotton said he agreed with former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Thursday that U.S. military commanders did not think it was as serious a problem as the newspapers and television shows were reporting. COLIN POWELL SUGGESTS MEDIA HAD 'HYSTERICAL' REACTION TO REPORTS ON RUSSIA BOUNTY INTELLIGENCE "It got kind of out of control before we really had an understanding of what had happened. I’m not sure we fully understand now," said Powell. "Our senior commander on the ground in the Middle East, he doesn't think these reports were corroborated and he is not aware of any deaths that are attributable to these reports," Cotton told Smith. "That's one reason why Secretary Esper is correct that we need to get to the bottom of who selectively leaked intelligence. In this case, and...
    New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is urging Joe Biden not to participate in the three upcoming debates with President Trump unless the president agrees to "two conditions" Friedman has proposed. "I worry about Joe Biden debating Donald Trump. He should do it only under two conditions. Otherwise, he’s giving Trump unfair advantages," Friedman began his column Tuesday evening. Friedman said the "conditions" should be that Trump must release his tax returns from 2016 to 2018, and that both campaigns should agree on having a "real-time fact-checking team" hired by the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates. The columnist suggested "10 minutes before the scheduled conclusion of the debate, this team report on any misleading statements, phony numbers or outright lies either candidate had uttered. That way no one in that massive television audience can go away easily misled." "Debates always have ground rules. Why can’t telling the truth and equal transparency...
    JOE Biden’s campaign said Monday that the former vice president will participate in the three previously announced fall debates with President Donald Trump. In a letter to the Commission of Presidential Debates, Biden’s campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon, said that the former vice president will agree to the commission’s proposal of three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate with independent moderators. 3 On Monday, Joe Biden's campaign announces that the former vice president will participate in three debates with TrumpCredit: AP:Associated Press The planned debates will be on September 29, October 15 and October 22. A vice presidential debate will be held on October 7. “Joe Biden looks forward to facing Donald Trump in a multi-debate series that the American people have come to expect from their leaders; we hope that President Trump would not break that tradition or make excuses for a refusal to participate,” O’Malley Dillon said...
    Bradley Cortright June 22, 2020 0 Comments Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) is committing to face President Donald Trump in three presidential debates ahead of the November general election.  In a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates obtained by The Washington Post, Biden’s campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said, “Joe Biden looks forward to facing Donald Trump in a multi-debate series that the American people have come to expect from their leaders.” She added, “We hope that President Trump would not break that tradition or make excuses for a refusal to participate.” The three debates are scheduled for September 29, October 15, and October 22.  Just days earlier, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale wrote, “We want fair debates. We want them sooner, and we want a bigger schedule.” He added, “We also don’t want them up against football games competing for viewers. As many Americans as possible need to see the stark differences between...
    (CNN)Joe Biden's campaign said Monday that the former vice president will participate in the three previously announced fall debates with President Donald Trump and continued to criticize the Trump campaign's push for additional debates. In a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates, obtained by CNN and first reported by The Washington Post, Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon said Biden will face off with Trump in those debates already planned -- on September 29, October 15 and October 22. A vice presidential debate will be held on October 7.The letter comes as the Trump campaign last week was setting up for an aggressive push for more general election presidential debates. While the Biden campaign dismissed Trump's push last week in a statement from deputy campaign manager and communications director Kate Bedingfield, this is the campaign's first formal communication with the commission. Visit CNN's Election Center for full coverage of...
    The Biden campaign has agreed to participate in three planned general election presidential debates in the fall, while slamming the Trump campaign’s push for more debates as an “effort to change the subject” and “create a distracting ‘debate about debates.’” Joe Biden’s campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon penned a letter, obtained by Fox News, to the Commission on Presidential Debates outlining the campaign’s expectations for the debate schedule this fall. TRUMP TAPS GIULIANI TO HELP PUSH FOR MORE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES WITH BIDEN “While I know no formal debate invitation will be issued to Joe Biden or Donald Trump until after the Party Conventions and the CPD’s invitation process, I wanted to set forth our views on how the Commission should proceed with planning for the fall debates,” Dillon wrote. “First, once formally invited, Vice President Biden will accept and participate in the Commission’s planned Presidential candidates’ debates for September 29, October...
    During an online event for Michigan Democrats on Monday, a U.S. congresswoman who had rightly sounded the alarm about then-candidate Donald Trump’s potential of winning the state in 2016 delivered a similar message to her fellow Joe Biden supporters. The Trump Victory campaign has since responded to the event by issuing a taunting statement swiping at “hidin’ Joe Biden” and predicting success again in the longtime “blue wall” state. The message from multiple Michigan Democrats during the event Monday was beware “complacency.” Among those urging continued vigilance despite very promising poll numbers out of the state was Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn), who says she simply does not “believe these numbers.” “Some people say, ‘Oh, look at the numbers.’ I don’t believe these numbers,” said Dingell, who The Detroit News notes introduced herself as “Debbie Downer.” Real Clear Politics’ average of the latest Michigan polls shows Biden leading Trump by nearly 9 points....
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