Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021 - 22:07:33
26 results - (0.001 seconds)

with contrast:

    (CNN)Judge Merrick Garland was asked to define systemic racism, implicit bias and racism during the first day of his Senate confirmation hearing on Monday, and his answers laid out a stark contrast with the last Senate-confirmed attorney general from the Trump administration."I think it is plain to me that there is discrimination and widespread disparate treatment of communities of color and other ethnic minorities in this country. They have a disproportionately lower employment, disproportionately lower home ownership rates, disproportionately lower ability to accumulate wealth," Garland said, after being asked by Sen. John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, to define systemic racism.Kennedy later asked Garland, "But how do you know what you know? ... If you say an institution is systemically racist, how do you know what you know? Do you measure it by disparate impact, controlling for other factors? Or do you just look at the numbers and say the system...
    Attorney general nominee Merrick GarlandMerrick Brian GarlandGarland expected to become Biden's AG after high court hold up Merrick Garland vows to fight discrimination, domestic extremism as attorney general Read: Merrick Garland outlines priorities if confirmed as attorney general MORE vowed Monday to steer clear of politics as the country’s top lawyer, seeking to turn the page from the Trump-era Justice Department. Garland — who testified nearly five years after Senate Republicans blocked his Supreme Court nomination — pledged to confront domestic terrorism and racial inequalities while rebuilding the department as he outlined his vision during an hours-long confirmation hearing before the Judiciary Committee. With confirmation on the Senate floor expected as soon as next week, Garland will take charge of the Justice Department at a critical moment. On Monday, the federal appeals court judge sought to reassure senators in both parties, who voiced concerns that the Department of Justice (DOJ)...
    Reuters February 19, 2021 0 Comments U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday drew a sharp contrast with the foreign policy of his much-derided predecessor, Donald Trump, vowing to end transactional diplomacy and promote democracy over autocracies. The Democratic president, sworn in a month ago, used his first big appearance on the global stage – a “virtual visit” to Europe – to try to re-establish the United States as a multilateral team player after four years of divisive “America First” policies pursued by Trump. In an online speech to the Munich Security Conference, Biden drew a stark difference with the more transactional foreign policy practiced by Trump, who angered allies by breaking off global accords and threatening to end defense assistance unless they toed his line. “Our partnerships have endured and grown through the years because they are rooted in the richness of our shared democratic values. They’re not transactional....
    Four months after actress Lily James was pictured kissing her co-star Dominic West in Rome, she continues to be bombarded with abuse by online trolls It was a cosy afternoon of sightseeing in the Eternal City that went a little beyond the innocently flirtatious. But four months after actress Lily James was pictured kissing her co-star Dominic West in Rome, she continues to be bombarded with abuse by online trolls. Now her friends have spoken out about how the bullying is blighting her life, highlighting the sharp contrast between the angry vilification she endures daily and the way West – the married one in their dalliance – has been largely let off the hook. ‘It’s bullying and, above all, sexist,’ one friend said. ‘She sees herself as a victim of blatant slut-shaming.’ The distasteful phrase refers to the trend for trying to humiliate women for being sexually active – a...
    President Biden’s media coverage at the beginning of his presidency starkly contrasts with his predecessor President Trump, Fox News contributor Joe Concha said on Thursday. "I went back and watched some of the clips from 2017 when President Trump was inaugurated and it was called dark, it was called dystopian, it was called divisive. Certainly, a contrast between the two inaugurations," Concha told "Fox & Friends." PSAKI SAYS SHE WILL BRING 'TRUTH AND TRANSPARENCY BACK' DURING FIRST WHITE HOUSE PRESS BRIEFING Media outlets came under fire from even mainstream outlets for not hiding their enthusiasm for the advent of the Biden administration. CNN pundit-turned-White House press secretary Jen Psaki also held her first press briefing on Wednesday and the mostly friendly questions were a stark contrast to the way media members treated the Trump administration's first event.   Psaki left CNN to take a gig as a senior adviser for...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump declared nearly a year ago, "I am actually, I guess, the chief law enforcement officer," as he tried to assert control over Department of Justice decisions.The claim in February 2020, as Trump basked in his Senate acquittal on US House impeachment charges and prepared to fire people who had testified against him, offered just one episode of his enduring contempt for the norms of justice.Such transgressions, to be sure, were eclipsed this week by the riotous violence he instigated at the Capitol. Yet Thursday's televised tableau of President-elect Joe Biden presenting Judge Merrick Garland to be the next attorney general provided a remarkable contrast to the Trump way and demonstrated that a restorative agenda has begun. Biden assails different treatment of pro-Trump mob and Black Lives Matter protesters"You won't work for me," Biden said. "You are not the president's or the vice president's lawyer. Your loyalty is...
    President-elect Joe Biden painted a grim picture of the coronavirus pandemic, saying the worst was yet to come. Biden also chided his predecessor for the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations, setting up what figures to be months if not years of haggling over who will deserve the credit once the inoculations begin to deliver some sense of normalcy to the public. "We need to be honest,” Biden said in remarks delivered from Wilmington, Delaware. “The next few weeks and months are going to be very tough, a very tough period for our nation, maybe the toughest during this entire pandemic. I know it's hard to hear, but it's the truth." “So, we need to steel our spines for what’s ahead,” Biden added. “We need to follow even more closely the recommendations to slow the spread of the virus.” The tone was a sharp contrast with President Trump, who was frequently criticized...
    The Biden administration is planning on numerous health care changes for his administration, according to reporting from the Washington Post. From policy changes to appointees to federal agencies, expect to see some changes and some shifts back to policies taken by President Obama. Because of government restrictions from the power of Congress, Biden may need to make some changes through executive order. Much of Biden’s agenda depends on if Democrats control the Senate or not. Larry Levitt, executive vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation, said in a series of tweets that Biden would use executive power to expand coverage, and make healthcare more affordable. He also tweeted about the Trump actions Biden can switch, which include, “Short-term plans not covering pre-existing conditions ACA outreach cuts Work requirements and funding caps in Medicaid Gender identity discrimination Family planning funding restrictions Immigration limits for those using health benefits.” Some Trump...
    (CNN)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden sought Wednesday to make the differences in how he and President Donald Trump have approached the coronavirus pandemic a part of his closing message, sitting for a briefing with health experts and addressing the crisis as Trump campaigned out West as if it was over. Wednesday's event was the latest in Biden's series of demonstrations of how he would handle the pandemic -- which have become a regular feature of his campaign, underscoring his aides' belief that the virus' spread on Trump's watch is the dominant factor in the November 3 election."We discussed importance of wearing masks, protecting yourself, protecting your neighbor and to save around 100,000 lives in the months ahead," Biden said in a speech after the briefing. "This is not political. It's patriotic. Wearing a mask. Wear one, period." Build your own road to 270 electoral votes with CNN's interactive mapBiden's approach...
    On Tuesday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden paid a visit to the state of Georgia, where he vowed to unite the nation, The Hill reported. Speaking in the small town of Warm Springs, Biden cast President Donald Trump as a demagogue who divides the American people. “Time and again throughout our history we’ve seen charlatans, con men and phony populists who sought to play on our fears and appeal to our worst appetites and pick at our old oldest scabs for their own political gain.” Drawing a sharp contrast between himself and Trump, the Democrat argued that America needs a leader “who is not in it for himself but for others, who unites us, not divides us.” “A president who cares less about his TV ratings and more about the American people,” he said. “I’m running as a proud Democrat but I’ll govern as an American president. I’ll work as...
    Former Vice President 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 expressed regret for his past support of a controversial crime bill and vowed to articulate a clear position on whether to expand the size of the Supreme Court during a low-key town hall on Thursday. Biden’s town hall was a far cry from that of 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, which aired live...
    Team Biden is seeking to draw another contrast with 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 on COVID-19 by highlighting how they’re handling two campaign coronavirus cases disclosed Thursday. After top aides to 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 were notified late Wednesday about positive tests for two members of Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisKamala Harris confirms she noticed fly on Pence's...
    Loading the player... WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden paid nearly $288,000 in federal income taxes last year, according to returns he released just hours before his Tuesday night debate with President Donald Trump. The move came following a report from The New York Times that Trump paid just $750 in income taxes in 2016, the year he ran for president, and in 2017, his first year in the White House. Read More: AOC: Trump paid less taxes ‘than waitresses, undocumented immigrants’ Biden and his wife, Jill, along with Biden’s running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, released their 2019 federal and state returns as the president contends with the political fallout from a series of Times reports about Trump’s long-hidden tax returns. The Times also reported that Trump paid no income tax at all in 10 of the 15 years prior to 2017. The Bidens’ payment of $287,693 to...
    Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden listens to a reporter's question after remarks about his plans to develop and distribute a safe coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine if elected president, during a campaign statement after being briefed by public health experts in Wilmington, Delaware, September 16, 2020.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters WASHINGTON – Joe Biden embraced his blue collar roots and his political centrism on Thursday night during a town hall hosted by CNN in Biden's hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania.  On question after question, Biden replied with answers aimed directly at what his campaign calls "Trump-Biden voters": White, non-college-educated men whose defection from the Democratic Party in 2016 helped deliver narrow victories to Donald Trump in key Midwestern states. "I view this as a campaign between Scranton and Park Avenue," said Biden, drawing a contrast between his industrial hometown and Trump's lavish Manhattan lifestyle.  "All that President Trump could...
    Melania Trump announced on Tuesday that public tours of the White House will resume next Saturday with face coverings and social distancing required. That is in marked contrast to President Donald Trump's acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention last Thursday when nearly 2,000 people crowded the South Lawn of the White House with little social distancing, few face masks and few COVID tests administered.  Tours of the state rooms of the White House will begin on Saturday, September 12, and the number of people able to take them cut down drastically.  Melania Trump announced public tours of the White House will resume on Saturday, September 12, with face masks and social distancing required; above the first lady is seen in front of the White House last week to announce an exhibit on the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment The resumed White House tours will run at...
    Venus Williams entered the USTA Nationwide Tennis Heart on Saturday via the subway-station entrance with one coach and no person shouting her title or asking for a selfie or autograph. On what was purported to be Arthur Ashe Children Day, a masked Williams strolled via the principally barren grounds, previous all of the gated-shut U.S. Open clothes retailer kiosks. She handed two ladies’s gamers tossing a drugs ball to a coach by a closed sushi stand. She sauntered previous the Ashe Seashore leisure middle arrange by the usually overpopulated fountains exterior the stadium. The unprecedented U.S. Open hits unchartered territory Monday with no followers, no ballboys, no $40 T-shirt gross sales, no $13 sizzling canine and virtually no media. (Eleven print passes have been issued — down from final yr’s 300.) It’s simply two weeks of tennis. Novak Djokovic known as the place “a ghost city.’’ However credit score...
    Vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris clarified that the Democrats' plan for a nationwide mask mandate wouldn't force people into masks.  'It's a standard,' she explained in a 'Today' show interview with Craig Melvin that aired Friday. 'I mean, nobody is going to be punished. Come on.'  At their first public outing together as running mates, Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced he'd implement a three-month nationwide mask mandate to get the spread of COVID-19 under control if he was currently president.  Sen. Kamala Harris called the Democrats' proposed three-month national mask mandate 'a standard,' adding 'nobody is going to be punished'  Joe Biden (left) and Kamala Harris (right) pitched the three-month mask mandate earlier this month as a way to stop the spread of the coronavirus There were questions then - including from President Donald Trump - if such a move would be enforceable.  At the time, Biden referenced that...
    On Tuesday night, First Lady Melania Trump spoke at the Republican National Convention (RNC), offering a unifying, gracious, and inspiring speech to the American people. During the outdoor speech, Mrs. Trump repeatedly praised our nation, thanked the American people for stepping up during the pandemic and putting country first, and challenged us to recognize differing perspectives to find unity. The speech ran in stark contrast with former First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention (DNC), last week, where Mrs. Obama begged the American people to vote in November as she outlined her disdain for Republicans and President Trump, whom she described as “in over his head.” “If you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me they can; and they will, if we don’t make a change in this election,” Obama warned voters. Trump, who seldom discusses her own personal journey with the public, recalled her goal...
    The contrast between the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention is most evident in the former's reverence for God and moral teachings, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told "The Story" Tuesday night. "People say, 'Well, my faith has nothing to do with how I will vote.' I find that strange," Huckabee, himself an ordained minister, told host Martha MacCallum. "If faith is nothing more than a sweater we put on, on Sunday, where it's comfortable, in church, but then take it off and live our lives as if it means nothing else to us, I don't understand that kind of faith ... We saw authenticity last night." Huckabee noted that while President Trump is not a regular churchgoer, his Democratic opponent Joe Biden has touted his Catholic faith despite supporting pro-choice policies that contradict church teachings. C-SPAN CALLER SAYS HE'S SUPPORTING REPUBLICANS AFTER FIRST NIGHT OF RNC Video"Joe Biden has gone from a practicing Catholic who was pro-life and now...
    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — There are two priorities for Republican delegates from this week’s virtual, celebratory portion of the party’s national convention: Upstage the Democrats with dazzling production values and paint an optimistic, hopeful picture of the country. “Some of the things that I saw from the Democratic convention, frankly, were embarrassing. They looked like a sixth-grade attempt at a Zoom call,” Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward told the Washington Examiner. “What we as Republicans are going to present will be much more visually appealing to people that are watching it.” Last week’s Democratic convention included a few hiccups in the first-ever remote convention, which combined live addresses and reactions with prerecorded video packages and speeches. Sometimes speakers started too early while they were still being introduced. The first night of the convention included an awkward post-convention musical performance from Billy Porter, and the last night...
    Fox News’ Brit Hume offered kind words for Jill Biden’s “tremendously effective” speech on the second night of the Democratic National Convention, but then he immediately contrasted her “very likable” demeanor to the “hard, angry edge” of Michelle Obama’s speech the night before. In the network’s post-convention coverage roundup, Hume weighed in on the potential First Lady’s speech, in which she confronted the effects of the coronavirus on the nation’s schools and made a case for her husband as the person to lead the country out of the pandemic. “I think this speech tonight by Jill Biden was tremendously effective in the sense that it didn’t have a hard angry edge that we heard last night from Michelle Obama,” Hume said in his analysis. “She highlighted things about Joe Biden’s character and temperament that were touched on by others, which are real, and which both parties have recognized in him...
    Fox News contributor and former White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove told "Your World" Friday that President Trump should contrast his response to the coronavirus pandemic with the Obama administration's lackluster response to the 2009 H1N1 -- or "swine flu" -- outbreak. Rove told host Neil Cavuto that Trump had all the more reason to take that tack after White House coronavirus task force members Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Robert Redfield testified before the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis earlier Friday. "It was very interesting because they said we are doing everything we should be doing now," Rove said. "These are not easy situations, there is no simple formula, but we are doing everything that we should be done is being done now." FAUCI: RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL FROM CHINA, EUROPE, UK SAVED LIVES EARLY IN PANDEMIC VideoRove said the testimony of Fauci and Redfield offered "a strong defense of the administration’s perspective." "This...
    Getty Cam Newton Cam Newton has gotten a foul wrap. He’s flamboyant, smiles typically, he celebrates after scoring touchdowns, and wears his coronary heart on his sleeve when he loses. Nonetheless, in line with many NFL consultants, the New England Patriots have signed a winner to an incentive-laden one-year deal. Newton is motivated to show this subsequent step of his profession isn’t about cash, it’s about respect. Check out what NFL consultants have mentioned about Newton’s character, management, and his prospects with the Patriots. Observe the Heavy on Patriots Fb web page for the newest breaking information, rumors, and content material!NFL Consultants Weigh in on Cam Newton to the PatriotsPats Nation 365 captures quotes from former NFL gamers, journalists, and even Newton’s former faculty head coach at Auburn to talk to his worth as a frontrunner and quarterback. Have a look: ...
    Often, nowadays are sleepy, routine formalities, the grownup equal of returning to highschool after a protracted summer season trip. Gamers trickle into Port St. Lucie on the east coast of Florida, and into Tampa on the west, they showcase their new rides, they get reacquainted with previous teammates, introduce themselves to new ones. One of many early hallmarks of spring coaching is the supervisor’s valedictory. Each one in every of these is all the time drafted off the identical script, after all, Cactus League or Grapefruit League, in locations that simply sound like spring: Bradenton and Lakeland, Sarasota and Shock, Goodyear and Glendale. These are all the time Stengel-meets-Saban, Leyland-meets-Leahy affairs: managers as soccer coaches, delivering their messages earlier than a roomful of rapt ballplayers, all of them keen to interrupt a baseball sweat for the primary time. All of that includes the tapestry of spring coaching — each...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Several thousand people congregated at the state Capitol in St. Paul for a peaceful protest Tuesday organized by high school students in metro area. The sit-in on the Capitol’s front lawn and steps was in contrast to the civil unrest that has roiled the Twin Cities since George Floyd died May 25 after being pinned face down, handcuffed behind his back, by Minneapolis police officers who suspected he had passed a counterfeit bill at a nearby grocery store. Army National Guard soldiers handed out bottled water during the protest. TOP STORIES Univ. of Alabama Birmingham professor instructs rioters on how to tear down monuments Richmond police chief says rioters blocked firefighters from burning home with child inside George Soros, 89, is still on a quest to destroy America Also in St. Paul, faith leaders from several congregations marched with hundreds past the ruins of...
    Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban reacted on “America’s Newsroom” Tuesday to Joe Biden’s criticism of President Trump’s response to the violence that has erupted following the death of George Floyd while in police custody, saying that the presumptive Democratic nominee “took a page out of the Trump playbook.” Biden on Tuesday called the protests sparked by George Floyd’s death “a wake-up call for our nation” and vowed to reverse the nation’s “systemic racism with long-overdue concrete changes.” In a 20-minute speech that was carried live by all three major national cable news networks, the former vice president slammed President Trump as being “more interested in serving the passions of his base than the needs of the people in his care” and charged that the president “is part of the problem and accelerates it.” VideoHost Sandra Smith asked Cuban if “this a time for finger-pointing.” WHAT POWERS DOES THE PRESIDENT HAVE TO USE MILITARY TO QUELL DOMESTIC UNREST? “Does that enhance progress and get...
1