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    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame’s president has issued an apology for not wearing a mask at a White House event after pictures surfaced online of him shaking hands and sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with people without one. Rev. John I. Jenkins attended the Rose Garden ceremony Saturday for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Jenkins’ letter Monday explained he was there because Barrett is a Notre Dame alumna and law professor. He also pointed out that upon arrival, he and other guests received rapid-response COVID-19 tests, the South Bend Tribune reported. “I regret my error of judgment in not wearing a mask during the ceremony and by shaking hands with a number of...
    Washington — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revived negotiations Monday on another coronavirus relief measure as they seek to break the logjam that has plagued discussions on a legislative package to provide relief to those ailing from the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Pelosi and Mnuchin spoke by phone Monday evening after House Democrats put forth their latest coronavirus relief measure, which would provide assistance for small businesses, schools, airline industry workers and Americans who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus crisis. Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Pelosi, said the two spoke again Tuesday morning for roughly 50 minutes and discussed the provisions of the updated aid package. They agreed to talk again Wednesday, he said. The...
    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiAirline industry applauds Democrats for including aid in coronavirus relief package Democrats unveil scaled-down .2T coronavirus relief package Trump tax reveal roils presidential race MORE (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that the recent talks with the White House over emergency coronavirus relief have been "positive" and that she remains hopeful the sides can strike a deal in the coming days. Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinDemocrats unveil scaled-down .2T coronavirus relief package Households, businesses fall into financial holes as COVID aid dries up Centrist Democrats got their COVID bill, now they want a vote MORE spoke for almost an hour on Tuesday morning, according to Pelosi spokesperson Drew Hammill, with another conversation scheduled for Wednesday. "Our conversation...
    Dr. Deborah Birx When it came time to start figuring out if or how schools could reopen safely, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started putting together guidance—and then the White House got involved. White House officials pressured the CDC to weaken its warnings about COVID-19 risks. They went around the CDC looking for data more favorable to Donald Trump’s desire to reopen without significant restrictions. It was a full-court press to ensure that the official word coming from the federal government was that schools could and should go back in person. Dr. Deborah Birx pressured the CDC to include assessments from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in its guidance, including that “very few reports of children being...
    Washington — Top White House officials over the summer pressured the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to downplay the risk of the coronavirus among young people and encourage the reopening of schools, according to a former CDC official who was at the agency at the time. The New York Times first reported that White House officials, including officials in Vice President Mike Pence's office and Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House's coronavirus task force, were involved in trying to circumvent the CDC to promote data that showed the spread of the virus was slowing. The former CDC official told CBS News that the information in the Times report was accurate. Olivia Troye, a former member of Pence's...
    Judge Amy Coney Barrett remained completely silent on Tuesday when presented with the question of should she recuse herself from matters related to the 2020 election if confirmed to the Supreme Court. Coney was accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell welcomed her to Capitol Hill. McConnell and Pence spoke to reporters during their meeting and called for the start of the confirmation process for Barrett to take the seat left behind by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. After Pence finished speaking, a reporter asked McConnell “if Judge Barrett is confirmed, should she recuse herself from any election-related cases?” McConnell...
    Michael Cohen has revealed Donald Trump's 'biggest fear' was always his tax returns being released to the public - and he predicts the president could go straight to prison for tax fraud after leaving the White House. The president's former personal attorney and self-described fixer, who himself was convicted for tax evasion, says the New York Times bombshell report about Trump's taxes for the past two decades is just the tip of the iceberg. He says the 'corrupt' president could face a raft more allegations should forensic accountants get hold of his returns. 'Based on what I know and what has now been reported, he may soon be the first sitting president to go from the White House straight to...
    White House officials pressured the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over the summer to issue guidelines that said reopening schools would be safe for children and better for their overall health, a new report claims. The New York Times spoke with a former member of Vice President Mike Pences staff, Olivia Troye, who said the Trump administration pushed the CDC to loosen its restrictions and cite experts opinions that children were less likely to contract and spread COVID-19 — even though studies suggested the opposite could be true. Pences chief of staff Mark Short, according to the report, asked Troye on multiple occasions to ask the CDC to put together reports that showed the number of COVID-19 cases among...
    WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday that Democratic lawmakers unveiled a new, $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill, which she said was a compromise measure that reduces the costs of the economic aid.  In a letter to Democratic lawmakers released by Pelosi's office, she said the legislation "includes new funding needed to avert catastrophe for schools, small businesses, restaurants, performance spaces, airline workers and others."  "Democrats are making good on our promise to compromise with this updated bill," she said. "We have been able to make critical additions and reduce the cost of the bill by shortening the time covered for now."  Pelosi in recent days has said she thinks a deal can be...
    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak to reporters after their coronavirus relief negotiations with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. August 7, 2020.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are set to talk Tuesday morning after Democrats unveiled a coronavirus stimulus plan designed to restart progress toward a relief deal. Democrats released the $2.2 trillion legislation Monday night as they struggle to break a weeks long impasse with the White House over how to structure a fifth relief bill. While the Democratic-held House passed a $3.4 trillion proposal in May, the Trump administration...
    A report out Monday night stated that the White House pressured the CDC to manipulated coronavirus data in order to have schools reopened. On Tuesday morning, a key source for that report broke down how it happened, and sounded a broader alarm about the administration’s overall handling of Covid-19. Appearing on CNN’s New Day, Olivia Troye — a former aide to Vice President Mike Pence — confirmed that she saw the White House play with the numbers to paint a rosier picture on Covid-19. “What I saw firsthand was a lot of the manipulation of the data,” Troye told CNN’s John Berman. “Trying to figure out how to tell a story that was less grim than the reality really...
    Top officials at The White House pressured leaders at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to downplay the risk of coronavirus to children as President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau intends to wrap up count on Oct. 5 despite judge's order Top House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents New Yorkers report receiving ballots with wrong name, voter addresses MORE's administration pushed to reopen schools this fall, according to a new report.  Citing documents and interviews with current and former government officials, the New York Times reported Tuesday the push included an effort to find data suggesting the pandemic was weakening and the coronavirus did not threaten children.  A former member of Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike)...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (KDKA) — Talks are set to resume between House Democrats and White House negotiators aiming to strike a bipartisan stimulus package deal. This package being discussed is about $1.2 trillion less than than the HEROES Act that was passed in the spring by the House, but not in the Senate. In May, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) called on the Senate to pass that version of the HEROES Act. This new package is calling for $2.2 trillion in Coronavirus relief funding. House Democrats unveiled the package to try and get the White House negotiators to come and find a deal before the November election. Here are some things the bill calls for: $436 billion in emergency aid...
    Jake Johnson September 29, 2020 8:24AM (UTC) This article originally appeared at Common Dreams. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Feel free to republish and share widely. During a phone conversation on a commercial airplane late last week overheard by an NBC News reporter, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention slammed one of the White House's top Covid-19 advisers for providing President Donald Trump and the U.S. public with misleading information about the deadly pandemic. "Everything he says is false," CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield told a colleague while on a flight from Atlanta to Washington, D.C. on Friday, NBC News reported Monday morning. Redfield, a Trump appointee, later acknowledged to NBC that he was referring to Dr....
    An unidentified raccoon has been accused — without evidence — by a White House correspondent of attacking "multiple" members of the press corps, in a case that has sparked calls to federal authorities. What are the details?CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid claimed in a tweet that a raccoon "allegedly grabbed pant leg of a photographer & then a corespondent (sic) before being fended off" on the North Lawn of the White House on Monday morning. Reid accused the perpetrator of attacking "multiple crews," but did not present any evidence of the purported assaults. She did present photos of several other unidentified raccoons without their consent, acknowledging that the subjects who appeared to be tampering with property were pictured...
    EXCLUSIVE: The Trump administration on Tuesday is launching a safety pledge with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in an effort to prevent attacks from online predators and sex traffickers, as the nonprofit has seen “a dramatic increase” in reports of child sex exploitation since the coronavirus pandemic began.A White House official told Fox News that Attorney General Bill Barr, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, along with the NCMEC nonprofit, will launch the “Safety Pledge Campaign,” an initiative to combat online child exploitation. The official said that exploitation “often leads to the evil of child trafficking.” TRUMP ADMIN TO DIREST $35 MILLION IN GRANTS TOWARD HOUSING FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS  The initiative,...
    According to a report by the New York Times, multiple White House staffers spent this summer pressuring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to relax its recommendations about restarting schools in the fall and succeeded in getting several key documents and communications edited, because President Donald Trump wanted schools reopened before the election. The staffers reportedly involved include Dr. Deborah Birx and Mark Short, Vice President Mike Pence‘s chief of staff. A key source for the Times article was Olivia Troye, a former Pence staffer and lifelong Republicans who resigned last month and, since then, has come out in support of Joe Biden and vocally criticized the White House in interviews this month. The battle within the CDC...
    With less than five weeks to go to the Nov. 3 election, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday will face off live on the same stage for the first of three debates, one that is sure to be dominated by the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the coronavirus pandemic and the violent protests that have rocked cities across the United States. Trump said he’s been too busy being president to do much debate preparation, but revealed Sunday that former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani have been helping him, while Biden has been holed up for days in his Wilmington, Del., home prepping for the contest....
    WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday that Democratic lawmakers unveiled a new, $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill, which she said was a compromise measure that reduces the costs of the economic aid.  In a letter to Democratic lawmakers released by Pelosi's office, she said the legislation "includes new funding needed to avert catastrophe for schools, small businesses, restaurants, performance spaces, airline workers and others."  "Democrats are making good on our promise to compromise with this updated bill," she said. "We have been able to make critical additions and reduce the cost of the bill by shortening the time covered for now."  Pelosi in recent days has said she thinks a deal can be...
    President Donald Trump announced Monday that his administration would hand out 100 million coronavirus tests to states across the country, free of charge, for community distribution but stressed state leaders should use the additional resources to reopen schools. The administration plans to ship the Abbott BinaxNOW point of care tests in batches and will distribute them on a per capita basis, according to officials working with the White House coronavirus task force. It’s unclear which states will receive the tests first In a private call on Monday morning, Vice President Mike Pence pleaded with governors directly, saying that while they are free to use the tests as they see fit, the administration is distributing the tests with the “hope” that...
    (CNN)Clubby reinforcements have been summoned. A stack of flashcards -- question on front, response on back -- is at the ready. A binder has been dutifully collated.Whether any of that helps President Donald Trump deliver a winning debate performance on Tuesday remains to be seen. Heading into this year's inaugural general election showdown, Trump has written off formal preparations as unnecessary given the daily demands of the job and instead hopes his brawling instincts and an unguarded embrace of personal attacks will carry him through.Efforts to focus the preparation-averse Trump on the upcoming debate have occurred in sporadic bursts, including one 30-minute session last weekend. This past Sunday they resumed with a short question-and-answer period utilizing the flashcards campaign advisers...
    House Democrats released a $2.2 trillion proposal to extend support to the U.S. economy in face of the continuing damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The plan follows through on discussions last week to prompt a last-ditch attempt at negotiations with the White House to break an impasse on Covid-19 relief that’s lasted since early August. The White House and congressional Republicans have previously rejected that level of stimulus. Ahead of the release, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the White House would have to agree to “much more” spending for a fresh round of stimulus if there is any hope of striking a deal before the election. Pelosi said she talked with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday and planned to discuss the...
    White House Coronavirus Task Force advisers are openly disagreeing with each other, sending mixed messages about the pandemic. Both Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, and Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in recent days, have criticized Dr. Scott Atlas, a conservative neuroradiologist from Stanford who has become the top adviser to President Trump on the coronavirus. "Everything he says is false," Redfield said about Atlas during a phone call made in public on a commercial flight and overheard by NBC News. Redfield’s comment came after Atlas accused him of “misstating” the facts about the coronavirus. Fauci, meanwhile, told CNN’s Brian Stelter Monday that “most [members...
    A top official at the Food and Drug Administration said Monday the White House could prevent the agency from releasing stricter guidelines for a coronavirus vaccine, Politico reports. Phillip Krause, the deputy director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the FDA, told the World Vaccine Congress on Monday the agency is committed to making sure vaccine makers complete full clinical trials for any shot that gets emergency authorization. "Its a point of significant importance to make sure that the companies understand whats needed for an emergency authorization," Krause said. "The key point is an EUA vaccine is still investigational — clinical trials will continue and more safety data will be collected." President Donald Trump has repeatedly insisted...
    A woman charged with making threats against President Trump by mailing a package containing ricin to the White House was ordered held without bail Monday by a judge in Buffalo who cited "a very strong case" against her based on an indictment in Washington, D.C. Pascale Ferrier, 53, of a Montreal suburb, was arrested a week ago as she tried to enter the U.S. through a border crossing between Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo. Her lawyer entered a not guilty plea on her behalf Monday. U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder Jr. cited a long history of assassinations and attempted assassinations of U.S. presidents since the killing of President Abraham Lincoln in finding that Ferrier was an ongoing threat to...
    Loading the player... President Donald Trump‘s tax returns from the past decade were released by the New York Times and the information revealed led to new conclusions about his financial activity. Read More: Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner earned at least $36 million in outside income in 2019: report Beyond not having paid taxes for 10 of 15 of the years the information chronicled and only paying $750 during recent years, between 2010 and 2018, POTUS wrote off as business expenses totaling $26 million in “consulting fees.” While in the documents, no consultants are listed by name, the NYT aligned the financial records to information shared by Ivanka Trump. WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 27: Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S....
    Bradley Cortright September 28, 2020 0 Comments Dr. Robert Redfield, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), apparently does not have a positive view of President Donald Trump’s new coronavirus advisor Dr. Scott Atlas. NBC News reported that during a commercial flight, Redfield discussed Atlas during a phone call. Redfield was overheard saying that “everything he says is false.” After his flight, Redfield confirmed that he was speaking about Atlas — a neuroradiologist who joined the coronavirus task force in August. Redfield also pushed back on Trump’s claim that the country was “rounding the corner” with the coronavirus. But, Redfield said, “We’re nowhere near the end. Atlas has received criticism in his role from many who...
    A CNN anchor threatened to end an on-air interview and defended New York Times journalists when a White House spokesman said a recent report on President Trump’s taxes was "coordinated" with Democrats. “We know that he donates his salary to the government even when he doesn’t have to,” White House deputy press secretary Brian Morgenstern told CNN’s Poppy Harlow. “That’s a million and a half dollars in taxes he didn’t even have to pay, but this is a story that is another version of it from four years ago on the eve of the debate. Coordinated with the Democrats as a political hit.” Listen to CNN's Poppy Harlow lose it when WH Deputy Press Secretary Brian Morgenstern dares to...
    White House reporters are used to getting attacked as "fake news" these days, but on Monday several were reportedly "attacked" in a whole new way: by an angry raccoon.  In an incident that sparked viral jokes on Twitter, CBS's Paula Reid said a raccoon on the White House lawn had "attacked multiple news crews." "Strong Pawnee vibes at White House this morning as a raccoon attacked multiple news crews on North Lawn. allegedly grabbed pant leg of a photographer & then a corespondent [sic] before being fended off," she tweeted, referring to the fictional town of Pawnee, Ind. from the sitcom "Parks and Recreation," where raccoons are a frequent nuisance.  Strong Pawnee vibes at White House this morning as a raccoon attacked...
    Tax scandals plagued both men, but there are more than superficial similarities between the two disgraced White House occupants. Donald Trump's tax returns are the talk of the town, and news outlets and the Twittersphere are humming with comparisons to another White House occupant plagued by tax scandals: Richard Nixon. "'People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook,' Nixon said," tweeted Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell on Monday. "The comment wasn't about Watergate, but rather funny business in his tax returns." A New York Times exposé published Sunday revealed that Trump's billionaire persona is largely a myth. Instead, Trump's financial records show massive debt, bumbling...
    The White House is preparing to “fiercely” defend Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett during her nomination process, senior White House officials told Fox News. President Donald Trump nominated Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States on Saturday and the senate will reportedly begin the process for confirming Barrett on October 12. Ahead of the nomination, senior White House officials told Fox News the White House will wage an “offensive” communications strategy for “knife fighters” to defend Barrett. “We will need to be knife fighters with the opposition, and will be prepared to marshal information quickly, and disseminate it to push back on any false narratives or attacks on her and her family, because we anticipate, unfortunately, that Democrats...
    President Donald Trump is set to hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m. ET on Monday. Trump will reportedly update the country on the national coronavirus testing strategy. President Trump has repeatedly claimed that a coronavirus vaccine will be available by the end of the year, and possibly before the presidential election. “We are delivering lifesaving therapies, and we’ll produce a vaccine before the end of the year, or maybe even sooner,” he said in August White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Anthony Fauci has also said that a vaccine could be ready by the end of 2020. If he takes questions, the president is likely to get a host of inquiries about the stunning New York Times...
    (CNN)US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield is concerned that White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Scott Atlas is providing President Trump with misleading information about Covid-19, a federal official told CNN.NBC News reported Monday that Redfield was overheard during a phone call in public on a commercial airline to say, "Everything he says is false." NBC News, which heard the comment, said Redfield acknowledged after the flight from Atlanta to Washington, D.C., that he was speaking about Dr. Scott Atlas, a neuroradiologist who joined the White House Coronavirus Task Force in August. Trump adds coronavirus adviser who echoes his unscientific claimsNBC said that Redfield, in a conversation with a colleague that took place on...
    THE Speaker of the House is preparing for the possibility that neither Donald Trump or Joe Biden will secure the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidential election. The only way to avoid sending the election results to the Supreme Court or to Congress is with an uncontested Electoral College win, which would be determined by a high voter turnout. 3Nancy Pelosi speaks to reporters during her weekly press conferenceCredit: Getty Images - Getty In the event of an Electoral College tie, each of the 50 state delegations would get one vote, which is decided by an internal tally of each lawmaker in that designation. That means a single seat could determine whether a delegation is Democratic or...
    A former White House aide is working to boost President Trump's support from mothers across the country by investing $3 million into an ad campaign targeting suburban moms. Jessica Anderson, executive director of Heritage Action for America, recently launched Moms for Safe Neighborhoods, which will air a 30-second spot on networks and shows that appeal to suburban women such as NBC's the Today show, A&E, Lifetime, and select shows on Fox News. "Moms across the country are seeing violence from protests spill into their community, putting their children and neighbors at risk," Anderson said in a statement. (MOMS) is a group of mothers horrified at violence and see President Trump as the only candidate who can keep their families safe."...
    CNN’s Poppy Harlow and White House Deputy Press Secretary Brian Morgenstern clashed over President Donald Trump’s tax returns in a heated Monday morning interview. Harlow spent the majority of the interview addressing the New York Times report that claimed Trump only paid $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017. The report also alleged that Trump had paid no income taxes for ten of the 15 years preceding his presidency and claimed a $72.9 million tax refund. “The president said last night, the New York Times reporting is completely false,” Harlow said. “So, what is true, Brian? How much did the president pay in federal income tax in 2016 and 2017?” Morgenstern insisted that the president had paid “quite a lot” in taxes, quoting reports...
    THE White House is mounting an "aggressive plan" that includes "knife fighters" to defend its Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. A communications team has been formed to execute an "offensive strategy" as Senate Republicans aim to get the president's nominee confirmed to the high court before Election Day, Fox News reported on Monday. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 2Judge Amy Coney Barrett was officially nominated to the Supreme Court on SaturdayCredit: AP:Associated Press Senior White House officials told the outlet that the team consists of two parts: one focused on communications and the other focused on guiding Barrett through the upcoming battle on Capitol Hill. “We will need to be knife...
    The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr Robert Redfield was overheard talking about new White House COVID-19 task force adviser Dr Scott Atlas in a phone call, saying 'everything he says is false'.  Redfield, who has previously been rebuked by President Trump for his less-rosy assessments of the COVID-19 recovery, was overheard talking to a colleague on the phone on a flight from Atlanta to Washington D.C. on Friday, NBC News reports.  During the call, Redfield could be heard expressing concern that Atlas - who is a late addition to the coronavirus task force - is sharing inaccurate information with Trump.  'Everything he says is false,' Redfield is reported to have said in the call.  Dr Robert...
    Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's campaign manager for the 2016 presidential election and current senior adviser to the 2020 campaign,  and political activist David Bossie, Trump's former deputy campaign manager, have shared an excerpt of their new book Trump: America First exclusively with DailyMail.com readers. The close advisors to the president share their accounts of their time with Trump from 'the front lines of his battle to keep America great' and inside 'the rough-and-tumble world of Trump's West Wing'. A passage of the book includes details of how Lewandowski nearly came to blows with Trump's former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly outside the Oval Office - until Lewandowski brought up Rob Porter.  Porter, who was dating Hope Hicks, would eventually resign from his position...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments Ocasio-Cortez: Trump contributed less in taxes 'than waitresses and undocumented immigrants' Third judge orders Postal Service to halt delivery cuts MORE repeatedly suggested in 2016 that his eldest daughter, Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump didn't pay income tax for 10 of 15 years before 2016 election: NYT The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump stokes fears over November election outcome Special counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report MORE, serve as his running mate, according to a new book. Excerpts from "Wicked Game: An Insider’s Story on How Trump Won, Mueller Failed, and America Lost," a new book from former 2016 deputy Trump campaign manager...
    EXCLUSIVE: The White House is mounting an “offensive” communications strategy ahead of Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett's upcoming Senate confirmation fight, with aides describing an aggressive plan for “knife fighters” to “fiercely” defend the nominee ahead of what’s expected to be a heated battle on Capitol Hill.Fox News has learned the White House has formed a team to handle what’s to come in the weeks ahead as Senate Republicans aim to get President Trump’s nominee confirmed to the high court before Election Day. AMY CONEY BARRETT ACCEPTS PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NOMINATION TO THE SUPREME COURT, PLEDGES TO 'FAITHFULLY AND IMPARTIALLY' DISCHARGE DUTIES  Senior White House officials told Fox News that the team is broken into two parts: one focused on...
              This is Part Three of a three-part series. Part One is available here and Part Two is available here. A Nashville attorney who represents Kid Rock’s Big Honky Tonk owner Steve Smith said Mayor John Cooper misstated facts when he said White House officials influenced him to close bars on lower Broadway to contain COVID-19. That attorney, Kirk Clements, said so to The Tennessee Star and in a document he said he’s already disseminated to the public. “He [Cooper] claims the White House told him to shut down bars, but they [members of the White House] didn’t make that phone call to the cities until July 22. Cooper shut the bars on July 2,”...
    Ahead of the first debate between Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, the president revealed how is skipping formal preparation to prepare and has been using former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his former 2016 primary rival, Chris Christie for help. 'We had a little debate prep before we came here,' Trump told reporters as Giuliani and Christie looked on in the press briefing room at the White House.  'We're doing it. These two gentlemen have been helping,' Trump said before adding that both men were 'about five times smarter than' Biden. Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, left, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, right, are helping President Trump prepare for the presidential upcoming debates...
    President Donald Trump will host a press conference at the White House on Sunday. The president will discuss the ongoing fight against the coronavirus, the push to develop vaccines and therapeutics, and ongoing discussions with Congress about additional funding to help the economy recover from the coronavirus lockdowns.
    DONALD Trump allegedly paid just $750 in federal income taxes the first year he was in the White House, tax papers reportedly show. The president has also allegedly paid no income taxes at all in the past 10 years, according to the New York Times. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 1Credit: AFP or licensors The reason he did not may the taxes in the majority of the 15 years is due to reporting losing more money than he had made. Trump has previously fought to keep his tax returns private. Most read in NewsVIOLENT YOBSWoman, 22, beaten up 'by 3 strangers who thought her skirt was too short''HURTS SO BAD'Birthday...
    Reuters September 27, 2020 0 Comments  U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress, said on Sunday she thinks a deal can be reached with the White House on a coronavirus relief package and that talks were continuing. “We are having our conversations. And when I have a conversation with the administration, it is in good faith,” Pelosi said on CNN. “I trust (Treasury) Secretary (Steve) Mnuchin to represent something that can reach a solution. And I believe we can come to an agreement.” Formal talks between Pelosi, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows aimed at hammering out a relief package broke down on Aug. 7 with the two...
    President Trump is holding a news conference at the White House on Sunday, exactly 24 hours after he nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The event is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. EDT and was added to Trump's public schedule just hours ahead of time. News Donald Trump White House
    SAN ANTONIO – President Donald Trump is expected to brief members of the media ta the White House on Sunday. On Saturday, Trump officially confirmed his nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Watch the news brief in the video player above. Related: Texas legislators react to President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    Washington (CNN)White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Sunday delivered a pointed rebuke of FBI Director Chris Wray after he testified that there isn't evidence of coordinated national voter fraud, despite President Donald Trump's baseless claims otherwise. "To suggest that there is a process that is full of integrity is trying to make a verdict before you've actually heard the case," Meadows told CBS' "Face the Nation" of Wray's testimony on Capitol Hill last week."That's my problem with Director Wray. They need to investigate it, and make sure that the voting populace -- makes sure that their vote counts and no one else's does," he continued. The FBI did not comment on Meadows' remarks Sunday. Wray had told the...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Saturday compared President Trump to the architect of the Nazi propaganda machine. “He’s sort of like [Joseph] Goebbels,” Biden told MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle. “You say the lie long enough, keep repeating it, repeating it, repeating it, it becomes common knowledge.” The comment comes as Biden has pushed back against attacks on the campaign trail from the president, who is looking to paint the former vice president as a socialist. BIDEN SAYS SENATE SHOULD NOT ACT ON AMY CONEY BARRETT SUPREME COURT NOMINATION UNTIL AFTER ELECTION Biden has pushed back against the socialist comparison, arguing it's Trump's way of spreading false information in an effort to appeal to moderate voters, especially in the battleground state of Florida. He also said...
    Margaret Brennan confronted White House chief of staff Mark Meadows Sunday over internal tensions between the White House and agencies like the FDA on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic response. After briefly discussing the upcoming Supreme Court Senate fight on Face the Nation, Brennan brought up how several states have seen record one-day increases and asked where the infection rate will be as Election Day approaches. “It’s hard to tell where the infection rate is going to be,” Meadows said. “But what I can tell you is the progress with vaccines has just been remarkable. We’ve had a number of conversations with not only the FDA and those that are involved in making sure that any vaccine is fully vetted...
    Dennis Quaid is defending himself after he faced backlash for joining Trump's new $300million coronavirus awareness ad campaign ahead of the presidential election saying, 'It was in no way political'.  The news of the ad, led by the Health and Human Services Department, was first reported by Politico and the project was described as being funded by money preciously allocated to the CDC. The ad is set to launch prior to Election Day on November 3.  On Saturday night Quaid, who has previously voiced his support for the president, shared a video on Instagram clarifying that he was not paid for participating in the campaign. 'I have to say that right now I am feeling some outrage and a lot of disappointment...
    (CNN)Ivanka Trump has combined her role as presidential adviser with that of in-demand campaign asset and fundraiser. Much like her father President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump is of late mingling her two jobs, using trips that highlight her policy portfolio to deliver campaign messaging in strategically selected battleground states. One-part West Wing senior staff and one-part pop culture celebrity, Trump is the second-most requested campaign surrogate for events, behind her father, according to a White House official. She brings in money, too. Since August, she has participated in just four fundraisers on behalf of the campaign that have netted upwards of $15 million, according to the official.Trump will be ramping up her travel even more as the election nears."She will...
    Loading the player... Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has never publicly endorsed a candidate for public office before. All that has now changed, as he’s announced his support for Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be elected the next president and vice president on the United States this November. The actor and former wrestler posted his official announcement on his Twitter page on Sunday morning. Not only did he give his endorsement, but he also recorded a video of him speaking with both Biden and Harris, asking them about what they plan to do if they win. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson attends the premiere of Sony Pictures’ “Jumanji: The Next Level” at TCL Chinese Theatre on...
    BERNIE Sanders has claimed there are "a number of plans" ready in case Donald Trump loses the election and doesn't leave the White House. Sanders declined to elaborate as The President has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the vote in November. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 7Bernie Sanders said a 'number of plans' are in place to remove Donald TrumpCredit: HBO 7Bernie Sanders said they have to 'defeat Trump badly'Credit: HBO The Vermont senator, who orginally challenged Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination, was speaking on Bill Maher's show on Friday. He was asked as Trump has been saying four months he may not respect...
    Word to the wise, if you’re going to invite the president of the United States to your house for dinner, you really should tell your spouse. Don’t know if you’ve heard this, but a certain U.S. president was a very big fan of my TV work. According to White House insiders, he watched me every day. Before he was president, he himself had been on TV, and according to sources inside the White House, I was one of his favorites who worked at his favorite TV channel. Of course, I’m talking about Ronald Reagan. And you thought I was talking about . . . oh, never mind. STEVE DOOCY: GET 'HAPPY IN A HURRY' WITH GRANDMA BERNDT'S HASH BROWN-CRUST QUICHE Let me explain:...
    Dennis Quaid is taking heat for joining a $300 million federal public service campaign that reportedly will try to put a positive spin on the Trump administration’s handling of the COVID-19 emergency. But in a statement released on Instagram on Saturday night, Quaid insisted that he was never paid for the public service announcement, and that all he does in the yet-aired spot is urge people to wear a mask and stay socially distant. “It was in no way political,” he said in his rebuttal. Since news of the ad blitz first broke on Politico, it has been earning criticism — including for its choice of Trump-friendly celebrities set to tape spots. “The Big Easy” star has publicly praised...
    A former aide to Vice President Mike Pence has said that White House staffers discussed the possibility that President Donald Trump would refuse to leave office if he loses the November 3 election. Olivia Troye is a former counterterrorism adviser to Pence who last week joined the campaign against Trump and said she'd be voting for Biden, and has been making the rounds in media interviews. In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Friday, she said that and other staffers held 'closed door' conversations regarding the president's potential unwillingness to exit the office after his term expires.  'It's frightening to me, because to be honest, during my tenure at the White House, I've had conversations behind closed doors with...
    Donald Trump used his Saturday rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to take aim at former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who he defeated in the 2016 race to take the White House. As reported by Breitbart, the comment came after the president touched on “crooked Hillary” and her 2016 campaign, which prompted the crowd to chant “lock her up.” “I agree!” Trump said in response. “I used to say, ‘Now, now, now, we won. Don’t do it.’ I try and stop it, but now — She’s crazy. Bill is stone-cold afraid of her.” Trump was referring to calls for Clinton to be imprisoned, which became a frequent highlight of his rallies in the 2016 presidential race, CNN reported. The calls stem from...
    A former White House aide said Friday that staffers discussed the possibility that President Trump would refuse to peacefully leave his post and transfer power should he lose the Nov. 3 election. Olivia Troye, who worked on the White House Coronavirus Task Force along with being an aide to Vice President Mike Pence on counterterrorism and homeland security, left the administration in August and told CNN Friday, that she and other staffers held “closed door” conversations regarding the president’s unwillingness to exit the office. COULD DEMOCRATS STILL STOP THE CONFIRMATION OF AMY CONEY BARRETT?“It’s frightening to me, because to be honest, during my tenure at the White House, I’ve had conversations behind closed doors with White House staffers and other...
    A former White House aide said Friday that staffers discussed the possibility that President Trump would refuse to peacefully leave his post and transfer power should he lose the Nov. 3 election. Olivia Troye, who worked on the White House Coronavirus Task Force along with being an aide to Vice President Mike Pence on counterterrorism and homeland security, left the administration in August and told CNN Friday, that she and other staffers held “closed door” conversations regarding the president’s unwillingness to exit the office. COULD DEMOCRATS STILL STOP THE CONFIRMATION OF AMY CONEY BARRETT?“It’s frightening to me, because to be honest, during my tenure at the White House, I’ve had conversations behind closed doors with White House staffers and other...
    MSNBC contributor Al Sharpton took a shot at the racial composition of the audience at Saturday’s introduction of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett by joking that he “was glad” the nominee’s two adopted Haitian children were there. Sharpton made the comments on “PoliticsNation” shortly after President Donald Trump introduced Barrett on the White House lawn. Taking a shot at Trump for allegedly calling Haiti a “shithole country,” the MSNBC contributor argued that it was “almost offensive” for the president “to brag about her adopted children.” WATCH: “I think that for this president, though, Mr. S-hole country to stand up there and brag about something like this, and for him to stand there and talk about a dignified hearing...
    (CNN)It was only a week ago President Donald Trump appeared practically "giddy" about a particular candidate to fill the newly vacant seat on the Supreme Court that had been held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for more than 27 years, people familiar with the matter said.The potential pick was not the woman Trump nominated on Saturday night, though by the end of the week he was enthusiastically telling friends his choice of Amy Coney Barrett had the potential to salvage his political career.Instead, his imagination seemed temporarily stoked by Barbara Lagoa, the Florida-born judge who sits on the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals. In a phone call to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the hours after Ginsburg's death...
    (CNN)Many of the guests for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nomination announcement arrived at Saturday's event with masks on, but as the Rose Garden event got underway, masks were virtually non-existent. Some of the Trump administration's top health officials, as well as other attendees, were seen not wearing masks or social distancing at the highest-profile event at the White House since the Republican National Convention in August.Seats for guests in the White House Rose Garden at the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett also did not appear spaced apart the recommended six feet, CNN reporters observed, as US deaths from the coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 200,000. The event stood in striking contrast with the ceremonies earlier this week at the Supreme...
    Trump supporters clashed with protesters outside the White House on Saturday as the president nominated Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court. The protesters, many of whom carried signs demanding the president respect the legacy of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, chanted "racist scumbag" to combat the shouts of "four more years" coming from people decked out in Trump paraphernalia. Many of the Trump supporters previously attended the evangelical pastor Franklin Graham's March for Prayer, which also took place in Washington, D.C., earlier Saturday. Competing shouts of “four more years” and “racist scumbag” behind the White House. pic.twitter.com/ndhweNZqhv— Nic Rowan (@NicXTempore) September 26, 2020 Many people standing behind the White House, which, in recent months, has become...
    Dennis Quaid is taking heat for joining a $300 million federal public service campaign that reportedly will put a positive spin on the Trump administration’s handling of the COVID-19 emergency. Since news of the ad blitz first broke on Politico, it has been earning criticism –including for its choice of celebrities set to tape spots. “The Big Easy” star has publicly praised President Trump’s handling of the virus, and has already taped an ad with administration infectious-disease expert Anthony Fauci, Politico reported Friday. Surgeon General Jerome Adams has paired with gospel singer CeCe Winans. The Health and Human Services team creating the campaign also hopes to tap Dr. Oz — who, like President Trump, has touted the widely criticized hydroxychloroquine...
    President Trump named Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee for the Supreme Court Saturday evening with a live, televised reveal from the White House Rose Garden. Insiders said the Catholic mother of seven had been his favorite all along for the vacant seat following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg earlier this month. Her nomination will tee up a bitter Senate confirmation process and will define the ideological dividing lines between Republicans and Democrats as the election campaign enters its final stretch. Trump appears to have sufficient Senate support to confirm his nominee, cementing a conservative majority with his third pick for the court. He previously successfully nominated Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the court, although the latter's...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden assured U.S. mayors on Saturday he would be an active partner in the White House in helping them respond to racial justice protests and the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. "If I am elected, you will have direct access to the White House," Biden, who is challenging Republican Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election, told the fall leadership meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in a virtual address from his home in Delaware. "It is all from the bottom up. It doesn't go from the top down," he said. "Whether your city is red or blue, I'm going to be there, I promise you." Biden, who served as vice...
    With the presidents expected announcement Saturday he will name U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Any Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the stage is set for what observers on all sides agree will be a battle royale — in the upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, on radio and television, and on social media. The Barrett nomination, in fact, could be the most ideologically incendiary fight over a Supreme Court nominee since former President Ronald Reagans nomination of the late Judge Robert Bork in 1987. (Where nomination fights over Justices Clarence Thomas in 1991 and Brett Kavanaugh in 2018 focused on personal incidents in the past of both candidates, Borks confirmation was almost exclusively about his writings and conservative philosophy; in...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFormer Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick Bloomberg rolls out M ad buy to boost Biden in Florida MORE compared President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick MORE to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels Saturday, accusing the president of lying about his record to the American people. Speaking to MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle, Biden said Trump has tried to reenforce the false notion that he is...
    Judge Amy Coney Barrett, widely expected to be President Donald Trumps nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court is traveling by plane to Washington on Saturday, a person familiar with the matter said. Trump plans to announce her nomination at a White House ceremony at 5 p.m. ET, though he could yet change his mind, sourced told Bloomberg. If confirmed by the Senate, Barrett, 48, would become the third justice appointed to the nine-member high court by Trump. An Indiana-based federal appeals court judge, Barrett is known to be a devout Catholic with fervent anti-abortion views – the ideological opposite of Ginsburg, who died of complications from cancer Sept. 18. A bitter clash is expected in the Senate, where...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden tried a different approach when asked what would happen if President Trump refused to accept losing the Nov. 3 general election. "Every vote in this country is going to be heard, and they'll not be stopped," Biden told MSNBC in a pre-taped interview that aired Saturday. He added, "I'm confident all the irresponsible, outrageous attacks on voting, we'll have an election in this country as we always have had. And he'll leave." Biden was criticized this week by the likes of former Trump national security adviser H.R. McMaster for suggesting the military could intervene during a transition if the president didn't vacate the White House. McMaster's comments follow the president declining to commit to a...
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg awaits the arrival of Pope Francis to address a Joint Meeting of Congress, in Washington, Sept. 24, 2015. (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times) When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined President Barack Obama for lunch in his private dining room in July 2013, the White House sought to keep the event quiet — the meeting called for discretion. Obama had asked his White House counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler, to set up the lunch so he could build a closer rapport with the justice, according to two people briefed on the conversation. Treading cautiously, he did not directly bring up the subject of retirement to Ginsburg, at 80 the Supreme Court’s oldest member and a two-time cancer patient....
    Getty The White House in Washington, D.C. President Donald Trump’s Administration has leftover funds from the CARES Act, passed in March, that can be funneled toward other coronavirus relief efforts, according to White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow. The Director of the National Economic Council expressed on Thursday that he did not think the current situation surrounding filling the next Supreme Court seat would affect the administration’s relief plans “at the moment,” Fox Business reported. He also added and that there is leftover money that could be “repurposed,” the outlet continued. “Our side has an efficient targeted assistance package, stuff we think is necessary,” Kudlow said, according to Fox Business. For months, top legislators have been at an...
    Madison Summers September 26, 2020 0 Comments A former aide to Vice President Mike Pence is calling it “frightening” that President Donald Trump has not committed to leaving the office peacefully if he loses the 2020 presidential election. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer mentioned Trump’s recent refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the upcoming election and asked if it surprises Troye “based on what you saw how the president operates behind closed doors.” She bluntly responded during Friday’s CNN interview, “It does not.” Troye continued, “It’s frightening to me, because to be honest, during my tenure at the White House, I’ve had conversations behind closed doors with White House staffers and other government officials, including...
    Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former reality TV star who became a top White House aide to President Donald Trump, has revealed she has multiple secret 'tapes' of Lara Trump 'bad mouthing' the first family. Omarosa, speaking to Michael Cohen on his podcast Mea Culpa, was asked about the secret recordings she made of the president's daughter-in-law during her time in government. In a clip of the podcast audio, obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, Omarosa said: 'Let's be clear, I have Lara badmouthing Ivanka, I have Lara badmouthing Donald, I have Lara badmouthing Melania. 'The reason why Lara doesn't say much about me is because if she recalls all the conversations we had, particularly when we were on the Women for Trump bus,...
    By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Neumann wrestled with the decision for weeks. She worried about the backlash, the impact it would have on her career, potential threats to her family. But the former Department of Homeland Security official, who had resigned in April, reached a breaking point after President Donald Trump deployed Homeland Security agents to Portland, exacerbating tensions there. She decided it was worth the risk to speak out against Trump, whom she had come to view as a threat to the country. “Enough is enough," said Neumann, the former assistant secretary of counterterrorism and threat prevention. “People need to understand how dangerous a moment we are in.” There are plenty of others weighing the...
    WASHINGTON – Elizabeth Neumann wrestled with the decision for weeks. She worried about the backlash, the impact it would have on her career, potential threats to her family. But the former Department of Homeland Security official, who had resigned in April, reached a breaking point after President Donald Trump deployed Homeland Security agents to Portland, exacerbating tensions there. She decided it was worth the risk to speak out against Trump, whom she had come to view as a threat to the country. “Enough is enough," said Neumann, the former assistant secretary of counterterrorism and threat prevention. “People need to understand how dangerous a moment we are in.” There are plenty of others weighing the same decision. With just weeks...
    A former aide to Vice President Pence said that White House staffers have privately discussed a scenario in which President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE loses the November election and refuses to leave office. Olivia Troye – who served on the coronavirus task force and as an adviser to Pence on counterterrorism and homeland security and has since emerged as a top White House critic after leaving the administration – said she held closed-door talks with other staffers while she was on the task force and that...
    A federal judge ruled Friday that the Trump administration’s public lands chief has illegally been working in his post without being confirmed by the Senate and blocked him from continuing in the position. William Perry Pendley had been overseeing the Bureau of Land Management for 424 days without Senate confirmation. The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris of Montana could have political ramifications. The suit was filed by Montana’s Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock, who is running in a tight Senate race to unseat Republican incumbent Steve Daines. “Today’s ruling is a win for the Constitution, the rule of law, and our public lands,” Bullock tweeted Friday. “Montanans can rest easy knowing that National Public Lands Day will...
    By JILL COLVIN and DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson inadvertently made public his anger with the White House hiring office when cameras captured writing on the back of a page he was consulting during a speech. In a reference to the White House Presidential Personnel Office, Carson's notes said: “I am not happy with the way PPO is handling my agency.” The office, run by John McEntee, makes political appointments to federal agency positions. “I like John and respect what he is doing, however I am sensing a severe (illegible) of trust,” Carson’s notes said. The missing word was blocked in the photograph by a microphone on the podium. Carson's notes...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson inadvertently made public his anger with the White House hiring office when cameras captured writing on the back of a page he was consulting during a speech. In a reference to the White House Presidential Personnel Office, Carson’s notes said: “I am not happy with the way PPO is handling my agency.” The office, run by John McEntee, makes political appointments to federal agency positions. “I like John and respect what he is doing, however I am sensing a severe (illegible) of trust,” Carson’s notes said. The missing word was blocked in the photograph by a microphone on the podium. Carson’s notes also said: “I am very...
    ATLANTA – Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson inadvertently made public his anger with the White House hiring office when cameras captured writing on the back of a page he was consulting during a speech. In a reference to the White House Presidential Personnel Office, Carson's notes said: “I am not happy with the way PPO is handling my agency.” The office, run by John McEntee, makes political appointments to federal agency positions. “I like John and respect what he is doing, however I am sensing a severe (illegible) of trust,” Carson’s notes said. The missing word was blocked in the photograph by a microphone on the podium. Carson's notes also said: “I am very loyal...
    Several media outlets are reporting that President Donald Trump will, on Saturday, announce that he will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be the next Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, replacing the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Several GOP campaign officials across different elements of the party also confirm the news to Breitbart News, saying that they have been preparing fundraising and promotional materials to be sent out after the selection is announced and that Barrett’s name and image are in them. Several current and former administration officials also echoed that they believe it will be Barrett, but again, every source is cautioning that this is President Trump, and he could change his mind. Barrett is particularly popular among...
    After talks on a second stimulus bill stalled out, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed for a renewed conversation around a coronavirus bill to help ease the financial burden caused by the crisis. As The Washington Post reported, the economic outlook continues to worsen in the United States, and moderate Democrats in the House are urging her to drive a new bill that can gain approval from both Senate Republicans and the White House. The upper and lower chambers have been battling for weeks now over the amount that they’re willing to compromise on, with Republicans arguing for something closer to $1 trillion, while Democrats started out pushing for something closer to $3.4 trillion in relief. Now, as CNN wrote on...
    President Trump on Friday was leaning toward nominating federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court, according to reports citing sources familiar with the process. The White House has indicated in conversations that Barrett was Trump’s intended choice to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg but cautioned that he could still change his mind, the sources told CNN. Barrett was spotted Friday at her home in South Bend, Ind., but it’s unclear if she’s aware of Trump’s intentions, CNN said. The New York Times also reported Trump had made Coney Barrett his choice. Supreme Court nominees are often informed of their selection at the last possible moment to maintain secrecy. Trump has repeatedly...
    Reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, the Affordable Care Act, and DACA are all on the chopping block if Barrett is confirmed. Donald Trump will select U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court pick Saturday, multiple news outlets confirmed with White House officials on Friday — and the outlook couldn't be more bleak for reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration, and the future of health care in the United States. According to the New York Times, Trump "will try to force Senate confirmation before Election Day." "The president met with Judge Barrett at the White House this week and came away impressed with a jurist that leading conservatives told...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgTrump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance Fox News poll: Biden ahead of Trump in Nevada, Pennsylvania and Ohio On The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi, Mnuchin ready to restart talks | Weekly jobless claims increase | Senate treads close to shutdown deadline MORE on the Supreme Court on Saturday barring any last second change, multiple people familiar...
    White House medical adviser Dr. Scott Atlas rebuked the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for his comment that “more than 90%” of the U.S. population remains vulnerable to novel coronavirus infection. "It is not 90% of people that are susceptible to the infection,” Atlas said Wednesday, hours after CDC Director Robert Redfield told a Senate committee hearing that nine out of 10 Americans were vulnerable. “I think that Dr. Redfield misstated something … the data on the susceptible, what he was talking about what his surveillance data that showed roughly 9% of the country has antibodies, but when you look at the CDC data state by state, much of that data is old,” Atlas said. “The...
    US President Donald Trump will reportedly nominate Amy Coney Barrett, a favourite of social conservatives, to be the new Supreme Court justice. The president's decision - to be revealed at the White House on Saturday - has been confirmed to the BBC's US partner CBS News and other US media. She would replace liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last Friday. The nomination will touch off a bitter Senate fight to get her confirmed as November's White House election looms.
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonState AGs condemn HUD rule allowing shelters to serve people on basis of biological sex Biden cannot keep letting Trump set the agenda The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump heads to New Hampshire after renomination speech MORE unintentionally indicated that he is not satisfied with the White House’s Presidential Personnel Office (PPO) after his notes were visible to reporters at a Trump 2020 campaign event on Friday, Bloomberg reported.  Ahead of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE’s remarks...
    The White House must have a sign language interpreter at White House coronavirus briefings starting Thursday, a federal judge ordered on Wednesday. “Defendants shall include a qualified ASL interpreter in the… feed for all White House coronavirus briefings,” DC District Court Judge James Boasberg ordered, according to CNN. An interpreter can be either physically near the individual speaking or within the  frame of a video if the interpreter is located elsewhere, per the report. If the White House chooses to use a remote interpreter, they must make the footage available in a way that “allows the networks to include the qualified ASL interpreter in their live broadcasts,” Boasberg ordered. The court ruled Sept. 9 that “closed captioning and transcripts may...
    Former FBI director James Comey appeared on CNN Friday — joined by Jeff Daniels, who portrays him in the upcoming miniseries The Comey Rule — and defended current FBI director Christopher Wray. Wray testified this week, “We have not seen, historically, any kind of coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election, whether it is by mail or otherwise.” White House chief of staff Mark Meadows swiped at Wray when asked about that, saying, “With all due respect to Director Wray, he has a hard time finding emails in his own FBI, let alone figuring out whether there’s any kind of voter fraud.” Comey remarked to Jake Tapper, “It’s lonely and difficult to be a person of integrity in this...
    Washington — President Trump is expected to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court, CBS News has confirmed, according to multiple sources involved in or familiar with the selection process. It's possible Mr. Trump could change his mind, but at this point, Barrett is expected to be announced as the president's choice Saturday afternoon at the White House. She has been a leading candidate and was a finalist to be Mr. Trump's second Supreme Court pick. Barrett met with the president at the White House on Monday. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox If confirmed, Barrett, who serves on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, would...
    A new report says that Amy Coney Barrett will be President Donald Trump’s pick to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. According to CNN, citing multiple senior Republican sources with knowledge of the process, the president has landed on Coney Barrett as his nominee to replace the late Justice Ginsburg. Amy Coney Barrett has been the heavy favorite throughout the process among Washington insiders. In an interview earlier this week, ABC News White House correspondent Jon Karl told Mediaite Editor in Chief Aidan McLaughlin that the pick had been “all but determined” to be Coney Barrett. CNN quoted a former senior administration official who said that the Coney Barrett pick has long been a...
    CNN’s Brianna Keilar spent more than 10 minutes of her broadcast on Friday dismantling the smears she has received from both Fox News and the Trump White House this week. “Yesterday, White House Press Secretary implied that I am responsible for two police officers being shot in Louisville,” the anchor began. “She is lying to Americans again and I’ll address that in a moment. But first, I’m not the Brianna that the White House should be focused on right now. Breonna Taylor is.” After recapping for viewers the devastating details of that police shooting, which left that 26-year-old EMT from Kentucky dead without any of the three officers being held responsible, Keilar said, “The White House wants us talking about...