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    Andrew Kelly/Reuters Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson publicly endorsed Democratic presidential and vice-presidential nominees Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Sunday morning. "As a political independent and centrist," Johnson said this is the first time he is publicly endorsing a presidential candidate.  In a video posted Sunday morning, Johnson asked Biden and Harris what they would do to earn the respect of Americans if they were elected.  "Our administration, DJ, is going to look like America," Biden said. "It's going to be representative of all of America." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson publicly endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris for the November election through a video posted on Twitter...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Nassau County was named the safest community in America in 2020, according to an analysis by U.S. News & World Report. The study looked at 3,000 municipalities and scored them based on crime rates, injuries and public safety capacity. Nassau County got a perfect score in “per capita spending for health and emergency services.” In a statement, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said: I want to thank the brave men and women of the Nassau County Police Department, law enforcement, and our first responders, who deserve the credit for Nassau being the safest community in America. We’ve made a commitment to community policing and building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, and the...
    President’s Trump’s plan to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Saturday to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court is a shocking political spectacle. The formal announcement Saturday will come the day after Ginsburg became the first woman and the first Jew to lie in state at the Capitol, and less than 40 days before the presidential election. In 2016, Republicans refused to consider President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland, 260 days before that year’s election. The nomination is also a remarkable achievement for the religious right. In less than four years, Trump will have selected three of the court’s nine justices (and notably, the three youngest justices, who are likely to have the longest...
    President Donald Trump flipped the script on U.S. foreign policy by promoting an America-first doctrine. “The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots,” he famously told the United Nations General Assembly in a September 2019 speech.
    Conservative women are thrilled. President Trump’s commitment to nominate a conservative, constitutionalist woman to serve on the Supreme Court is a historic moment for America. You want to talk about underrepresented voices? Conservative women have never been represented on our nation’s highest court. Even after the unexpected death of liberal judicial icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there will still be two liberal female justices. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court after she was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, was a Republican — but she was not a conservative. ABC NEWS SUGGESTS LINK BETWEEN CHRISTIAN GROUP AND 'THE HANDMAID'S TALE' DURING AMY CONEY BARRETT REPORT We look forward to a justice who,...
    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that puts forward his vision of a healthcare system that places Americans, and not the government, in charge of their healthcare needs. “My Administration has been committed to restoring choice and control to the American patient,” the president stated in his order as he outlined the steps he has already taken to help Americans take control of their health care, including: Repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate Protecting patients with pre-existing conditions Increase in availability of renewable, less expensive, short-term healthcare plans Expansion of health reimbursement arrangements Rule to increase the availability of association health plans for small businesses Expansion of health savings accounts that can be paired with tax-advantaged accounts...
    President Donald Trump signed an executive order with great fanfare Thursday that proclaims protecting patients with pre-existing conditions is official U.S. policy.  'The historic action I'm taking today includes the first ever executive order to affirm it is the official policy of the United States government to protect patients with pre-existing conditions - so we're making that official,' the president told an audience in the swing state of North Carolina.  Trump's action doesn't have legal teeth, as his administration has backed a Texas-based lawsuit that could kill the law - the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare - that already makes it so insurers can't refuse to cover or charge people more if they have a pre-existing medical condition.  President...
    The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is already one of the record books. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is already one of the record books, with the number of hurricanes developing early in the season and the number of landslides in the United States and many more records likely to drop soon. A brief dull spot in tropical systems across the basin. Tropical cyclones did not make landfall across the Atlantic on Thursday for the first time since September 6, or 18 days ago. In addition, the National Hurricane Center did not identify any investment areas they had been monitoring since Thursday for the first time since late August. The current break in Atlantic tropical activity will not last long, and...
    President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to protect the ability for Americans to buy health insurance, even if they had pre-existing health conditions. The president outlined the three pillars of his plan: more choice, reduced costs, and better care for Americans. The president said he would develop plans for 60 percent less, opening up short-term insurance plans that could be short term customized plans, and even make insurance premiums tax-deductible. He noted that the coronavirus pandemic increased the numbers of American patients using the option of telehealth, especially after his administration expanded coverage for telehealth appointments. “Through these and other reforms we are putting American patients back in charge and we’re putting them first,” Trump said. Another part of his plan...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- During a Charlotte, N.C. campaign rally on Thursday, President Donald Trump announced an executive order on preexisting medical conditions, amid a global pandemic and growing uncertainty about the future of protections guaranteed by the Obama-era health law his administration is still trying to overturn."Under the America First Healthcare Plan, we will ensure the highest standard of care anywhere in the world, cutting edge treatment, state-of-the-art medicine and ground-breaking cures and true health security for you and your loved ones," Trump said. "We will do it rapidly, and it's in very good order and some of it has already been implemented."The president sketched out what aides called a "vision" for quality health care at affordable prices, with lower...
    President Trump on Thursday will reveal the details of his America First healthcare plan in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. EST. The president will demonstrate his commitment to covering Americans with pre-existing conditions and direct Congress to pass legislation dealing with surprise medical billing.
    President Donald Trump will unveil and sign a series of executive orders Thursday in North Carolina that will make up the body of his “America First” health care plan. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administration Seema Verna, and Domestic Policy Council Director Brooke Rollins all spoke on the plan during a briefing with reporters ahead of Trump’s scheduled unveiling. All three claimed that the plan will fulfill three core tenants: lowering costs for patients, presenting them with more care options and increasing the quality of care offered. (RELATED: Trump Admin Calls On SCOTUS To Overturn Affordable Care Act) WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 24: U.S. President Donald Trump departs the White House September...
    Built on a steel frame, the ID.4 will initially be available as a 201 horsepower RWD with an estimated range of around 250 miles on a full charge of its 83 kWh battery pack. Later, in 2021, VW will begin offering a more powerful 302 horsepower, dual-motor AWD variant (though there’s no word yet on what it’s estimated range will be). Using the 11 kW onboard charger will net drivers around 33 miles of range in one hour, while using a level 1 or level 2 charger will fully refill the battery in around seven and a half hours. With a level 3 DC fast charger at your disposal, you can dump in roughly 75 percent of the battery’s...
    New York (CNN Business)Sizzler USA, one of the country's first casual restaurant chains, has filed for bankruptcy.The 62-year-old company said it filed for Chapter 11 because of Covid-19, which forced it to temporarily close its restaurants' dining rooms. Sizzler USA also had problems paying rent. The filing is only for Sizzler's 14 company-owned restaurants -- not its international locations or more than 90 franchised US restaurants. Sizzler explained in a press release that it's using the bankruptcy process to reduce debt and renegotiate its leases."Our current financial state is a direct consequence of the pandemic's economic impact due to long-term indoor dining closures and landlords' refusal to provide necessary rent abatements," said Sizzler President Chris Perkins in a statement. The...
    New York AG announces body camera reforms in response to Daniel Prudes death Padres Broadcaster Mark Grant Got Emotional After the Team Ended Its 14-Year Playoff Drought Emmys: America Ferrera Recalls Being Told to Sound More Latina During First Audition at Age 16 America Ferrera is opening up about her "very first audition" — during which she was told to "sound more Latina." Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Ferrera, 36, shared her story during a pre-recorded segment of the 72nd Emmy Awards on Sunday, revealing that she was just 16 years old at the time of the audition. "I was this little, brown, chubby, valley girl, who spoke like a valley girl," Ferrera explained....
    Rocker Bruce Springsteen revealed in a wide-ranging interview with Rolling Stone that Joe Biden wasn’t his first choice of Democrats vying to challenge President Donald Trump in the election. Springsteen also says white supremacy and white privilege and not “veins in our extremities, rather than an aorta that cuts through the very heart of the nation.” Springsteen said that he has found the last few years to be a “very disturbing time,” and that “overall, as somebody who was a born populist, I’ve got a little less faith in my neighbors than I had four years ago.” “White supremacy and white privilege have gone much deeper than I thought they did,” the rocker said on the subject of the Marxist political organization Black Lives Matter,...
    What can we do for our deeply stressed country right now, when a pandemic has us in its grip and we suddenly have to worry that our votes won’t be counted and our own president won’t so much as wear a mask to keep us safe or talk about one nation indivisible, rather than red states versus blue? Sometimes in the constant static of us and them, it’s so hard to remember the all of us. So I am grateful for the reminder that came my way recently from one of our newest citizens. On Aug. 20, one day after her 65th birthday, Clemencia Isabel Morales, born in Guatemala, put on a polka dot dress and went downtown to the...
    The Daily Wire and PolitiFact don’t see eye to eye on whether a pro-Trump ad is misleading when it shows Joe Biden saying "taxes are going to be raised" if he wins the upcoming election. “The ad launched on Aug. 4 before getting slapped with a ‘mostly false’ rating by PolitiFact and subsequently blocked by Facebook the next month,” Daily Wire reporter John Bickley wrote. The ad by America First Action Super Pac called “Too Risky” directly quoted Democratic presidential nominee Biden saying, “If you elect me, your taxes are going to be raised, not cut,” and cautions that the Tax Policy Center admitted Biden’s plan would raise taxes “on all income groups.” JOE BIDEN, CNN’S ANDERSON COOPER APPEAR TO DISPENSE WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING TOWN HALL COMMERCIAL BREAK “Was America First actually...
    Asked in Florida on Tuesday about his upcoming debate with President Trump, Joe Biden came on strong proclaiming “I’m looking forward to the debate and he’s a fool.” He even issued a warning – “Get ready, Mr. President. Here I come.” Republicans would be wise to heed that warning. In reality, Biden is an experienced and talented debater. Anyone who saw him debate Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential running mate Paul Ryan in 2012 knows that. Ryan is intelligent, articulate, and knowledgeable. The facts were in his favor and at his fingertips. Biden chewed him up and spit him out. VideoIn the recent Democratic presidential primary debates, Biden was less cutting. But he was on stage with fellow Democrats who agreed...
    As time expires on President Trump’s first term and a turbulent election looms, Attorney General William Barr addressed the elephant in the room at the Justice Department. During a speech for Hillsdale College on Sept. 16th, Barr noted that its career prosecutors can “sometimes become headhunters” who fuel the “criminalization of politics.” Alarmingly, he said “I see it everyday.” Though he didn’t name names or cite cases, there’s a straight line to Russiagate. A 30-something FBI lawyer named Kevin Clinesmith pled guilty last month to altering a government e-mail in order to improperly obtain a FISA Warrant against Carter Page, thereby gaining a window of surveillance into the Trump Campaign. Similarly young DOJ prosecutors, Jonathan Kravis, Aaron Zelinsky, Adam Jed and...
    FACEBOOK "censored" a pro-Trump ad after "left-wing pressure" – despite fact-checkers finding the claim 'might be TRUE'. PolitiFact said a comment from Joe Biden was taken out of context, and gave it a "mostly false" label – but the claim made by the ad may actually be true, the fact-checkers said. 8A political ad from America First showed a quote from Joe Biden that fact-checkers said was taken 'out of context' 8Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The tech giant is facing pressure to crack down on misinformationCredit: AP:Associated Press 8The ad came from pro-Trump super PAC America FirstCredit: Splash News A pro-Trump ad Too Risky from super PAC America First was launched on August 4, The Daily Wire reported. Upon rollout,...
    Amid pressure from left-wing activists and media outlets to clamp down on “misinformation” from the right, Facebook has begun censoring political ads that receive negative fact-checks —fact-checks that are produced by mostly left-leaning fact-checkers and that mostly target right-leaning ads. In at least two new cases, these fact-checks do not actually check facts — they instead merely state that factually true claims are “missing context,” then downgrade the ads. The danger of this political speech-silencing policy by the social media giant — which nearly 70% of Americans use and where more than 40% read their news — is on full display in the case of the censoring of the pro-Trump 30-second political ad “Too Risky.” The ad launched on Aug. 4 before...
    President Trump will host the fourth “Made in America” event at the White House next month, an administration official tells The Post. The event, which is scheduled to take place Monday, Oct. 5, will feature US-made products and US-based companies as part of the Trump administration’s “Buy American, Hire American” and “Made in America” initiatives. News of the event was first reported by Fox News. “Over the past four years, President Trump has taken unprecedented action to empower American workers, bring manufacturing jobs back to the country, increase the production of domestic-made goods, and energize the American economy,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement on the event. “The president looks forward to hosting incredible companies and...
    President Trump will host the fourth “Made in America” event at the White House next month, an administration official tells The Post. The event, which is scheduled to take place Monday, Oct. 5, will feature US-made products and US-based companies as part of the Trump administration’s “Buy American, Hire American” and “Made in America” initiatives. News of the event was first reported by Fox News. “Over the past four years, President Trump has taken unprecedented action to empower American workers, bring manufacturing jobs back to the country, increase the production of domestic-made goods, and energize the American economy,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement on the event. “The president looks forward to hosting incredible companies and their...
    A family in front of their new home in Levittown. Bernard Hoffman/ Getty As a result of the GI Bill that guaranteed home loans, the post-war Baby Boom, and low housing prices, families in the 1950s started to move to the suburbs. Levittown in Long Island, New York, is widely recognized as the first modern American suburb. It had swimming pools, shopping centers, and backyards. Each home looked the same in Levittown — they were all built in the Cape Cod-style and featured the same floorplan. They each cost around $7,000. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. As World War II came to an end, families looked for ways to start over. One way they did that...
    President Trump's America First agenda is under threat from Democratic nominee Joe Biden's focus on trade and manufacturing, with top White House adviser Peter Navarro suggesting the former vice president was looking to rewrite the record of his years in office. "Poor Joe seems to have a bad case of amnesia," Navarro told the Washington Examiner. "He seems to have forgotten that he and Barack Obama lost 200,000 manufacturing jobs during their administration while President Trump added half a million." Biden, in Warren, Michigan, this week, pledged to crack down on U.S. companies outsourcing jobs, advance a tax credit for companies that invest in U.S. manufacturing, and close loopholes in the nearly 100-year-old Buy American Act, among other measures. ...
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    The first Miss America in 1921. Hulton Archive/Getty Images The first Miss America pageant was held on September 8, 1921. It originally started as a way to keep tourists in Atlantic City after Labor Day. It's now a huge organization that prides itself on handing out scholarships. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year's pageant was pushed back until December 2021. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. While this year's Miss America was pushed back to December 2021, the competition has traditionally been held the weekend after Labor Day, commonly signaling the end of summer and beginning of fall. Miss America first took place in 1921. Designed to attract tourists to Atlantic City, New Jersey, there weren't...
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) contrasted American unity following the Islamic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, with contemporary disunity, offering his remarks on Friday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. Marlow said, “After 9/11, we were all unified. We were all together. We were all standing as one — now, not so much. Could you compare/contrast that, and is there anything that we can learn from 9/11 and maybe start drafting off of today?” Cotton replied, “It is a notable contrast — that for the days and months after 9/11, we were fairly unified as a nation. Even our political leaders — who have severe differences of opinion when it came to the direction of the...
    (CNN)The 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September, 11, 2001, was marked intimately on Friday as America again copes with enormous loss. From New York City to Washington, DC, to Pennsylvania -- where nearly 3,000 people perished when hijackers took control of four commercial airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville -- relatives of the dead and politicians wore masks and tried to stand six feet apart as they paid their respects.Firefighters salute in front of Ladder 10 Engine 10 near the 9/11 memorial on Friday.Solemn events marking the day that never ends were altered this year by the seemingly endless coronavirus pandemic that has claimed more than 190,000 lives....
    More than 13,000 Americans were born into a world of turmoil on Sept. 11, 2001. Members of Generation Z — those born in 1996 or later -- were initially dubbed "Homelanders," a moniker associated with their birth, the creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the more-than-a-decade-long “War on Terror.” Now, 19 years later, many of those children have graduated from high school and are, once again, stepping out into an uncertain future. DEMOCRATS DOMINATE MAIL-IN BALLOT REQUESTS IN KEY SWING STATES In the middle of a global health crisis, an economic recession and a series of horrific natural disasters, they are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time. Together, "Gen Z" and millennial voters will account for 37% of eligible voters this...
    President Donald Trump on Friday spoke at the Flight 93 memorial in Pennsylvania, honoring the Americans who lost their lives on 9/11/2001 fighting back against terrorists. “The heroes of Flight 93 are an everlasting reminder. No matter the danger, no matter the threat, no matter the odds, America will always rise up, stand tall and fight back,” Trump said. U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump prepare to observe a moment of silence aboard Air Force One to mark the 9/11 attacks on September 11, 2020, in Johnstown Pennsylvania. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images) The president and First Lady Melania Trump attended the ceremony at the memorial, honoring the sacrifice of the 40 Americans on board the flight....
    President Donald Trump commemorated the 19th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks by delivering remarks at the United Flight 93 memorial site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Passengers onboard the flight heroically rushed the cockpit and overpowered hijackers on September 11, 2001, forcing the plane to crash in a field in Pennsylvania. The plane was the only hijacked flight not to hit its intended target on 9/11. The president spoke shortly after the names of the 40 individuals on the flight were read aloud, with moments of silence and bells ringing following each name. WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 09: U.S. President Donald Trump reveals his list of potential Supreme Court nominees in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on...
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Friday reflected on 9/11 and how the nation united after the attacks. Giuliani told FNC’s “Fox & Friends” that the first responders’ “bravery” helped the United States prevail from the terrorists’ attempts to “break the spirit of America.” “[T]he firefighters — and I emphasize — the police officers saved us by being so brave that the next day’s story was as much about their bravery as about the evil of the Islamic extremist terrorists,” Giuliani stated. “They prevailed. The Islamic extremist terrorists did not achieve what they wanted to achieve, which was to break the spirit of America and destroy our way of life. In fact, it was reinforced. And I believe the...
    President Trump paid “tribute to the sacrifice” of nearly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives on September 11 and honored the "extraordinary sacrifice" of first responders on that fateful day 19 years ago. During a solemn ceremony in Shanksville, Pa., the president delivered an address focused on unity and dedicated to the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93 who lost their lives 19 years ago, saying "nothing could have prepared them for that dreadful morning." AMERICA MARKS 19 YEARS SINCE SEPTEMBER 11 The president said the passengers "did not hesitate" and "did not waver," saying the "40 towering patriots took charge and changed the course of history forever." “To the family members of Flight 93: Today every heartbeat in America is wedded...
    President Donald Trump paid tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including the heroes of Flight 93, during his speech marking the 19th anniversary of September 11, 2001 on Friday. “19 years ago, on this day, at this very hour, on this field, 40 brave men and women triumphed over terror and gave their lives in defense of our nation,” Trump declared. “Their names and their stories are forever inscribed on the eternal roll call of American heroes.” “Today we pay tribute to their sacrifice, and we mourn deeply for the nearly 3,000 precious and beautiful souls who were taken from us on September 11th, 2001,” he continued. “To the family members of Flight 93, today every...
    We have never seen this: 10% of Oregon forced to evacuate; death toll rises from wildfires across Western states McDonalds Is Testing This New Way Of Serving Drinks Fracking in the Shale Fields Slows for the First Time Since 2017 (Bloomberg) -- Frackers are blasting less sand into shale wells for the first time in almost three years as oil explorers adjust to lower oil demand and prices amid the coronavirus pandemic. © Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg A vertical natural gas drilling rig and cutting impoundment is seen in Chartiers Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Shale explorers are pumping an average of roughly 2.9 million pounds of sand a day during the current quarter, marking the first time since the final...
    President Trump on Friday commemorated 9/11 at the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., saying the 40 passenger and crew show the US will always “fight back” against the “depraved forces of violence.” Trump recalled how the passengers struggled against four terrorist hijackers, preventing them from reaching Washington, DC. “The heroes of Flight 93 are an everlasting reminder that no matter the danger, no matter the threat, no matter the odds, America will always rise up, stand tall and fight back,” Trump said. “In the days and weeks after 9/11, citizens of all faiths, backgrounds, colors and creeds came together, prayed together, mourned together and rebuilt together,” he said. “We were united by our conviction that...
    Sept. 11 is a solemn day as we mark the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our nation. It’s a day when we traditionally reflect and remember the lives cut far too short and pray for the families who continue to mourn the loss of nearly 3,000 loved ones. Even now, almost two decades removed from the worst terrorist attack on American soil, the images of 9/11 are imprinted on our national memory as if it was yesterday. HERSCHEL WALKER SAYS WEALTHY SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR RIOTING IN NYC SHOULD GET 'FEDERAL TIME' Firefighters and police officers rushing into burning buildings. First responders working past the point of exhaustion. Americans risking their own lives to save the lives of others,...
    SCIENTISTS have found the coronavirus was beginning to sweep through the United States at Christmas – raising more questions over a Chinese cover up. Researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles found a spike in admissions of patients with key Covid-19 symptoms, months before the disease is thought to have taken hold. 3Experts at UCLA have found a spike in patients with coughs and lung failure in December 2019Credit: Getty Images - Getty Between December and February this year, figures show there was a 50% rise in respiratory cases during the period than in the five years previous - leading doctors to suspect Covid-19 was to blame. China has long claimed the disease was first recorded in a...
    Image copyright Reuters Citigroup has first appointed a woman as its new CEO for a Wall Street bank. The company said it had selected Jane Fraser, its current chairman and head of global consumer division, to be its new chairman when current chairman Michael Corbett retires in February. He is leaving the bank after 37 years, including eight as chairman. Born in Scotland, Ms. Fraser has worked in the bank for 16 years and has been working in her current role since 2019. He oversees business in 19 countries and previously heads its Latin America division. Ms Fraser “will take the city to the next level,” said John Dugan, chairman of the bank’s board of directors. “She...
    DONALD Trump vowed to restore "patriotic education" as he slammed schools for "taking away history" by wanting to teach kids about slavery. Addressing the cheering crowd in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Tuesday, Trump slammed schools for wanting to incorporate the New York Times' 1619 Project.  3Credit: AP:Associated Press 3 Nicole Hannah-Jones attends 2019 ROOT 100 Gala at The Angel Orensanz Foundation last year; her essay won a Commentary Pulitzer Credit: Getty Images - Getty 3The massive statue of former Vice President John Calhoun is lifted by crane in Marion Square June 24, 2020 in Charleston, South CarolinaCredit: Alamy Live News This is a collection of essays, photo essays, poems, and short fiction pieces published in 2019 starts documenting slavery from 1619...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s relationship with President Trump has always been complicated. But his own political future now depends on him. McConnell, who has led the Senate GOP conference since 2007, worked to block Trump from winning the Republican nomination for president in 2016, but the Kentucky Republican is now a staunch ally. Although he still manages to distance himself from some of the president’s comments on Twitter. McConnell often touts his role over the past three-and-a-half years confirming more than 200 federal judges nominated by Trump. But during McConnell's Republican National Convention endorsement of the president last month, he focused on Trump’s fight for Middle America and said he is proud to work alongside him. “President Trump knows...
    U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters prior to boarding Air Force One as he departs Washington for campaign travel to Florida and North Carolina at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, September 8, 2020.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters A super PAC backing President Donald Trump is unleashing a wave of new ads against Democratic nominee Joe Biden as the commander in chief struggles in nationwide polls and the campaign appears to be in need of air cover.  The PAC, America First Action, is announcing a $22 million spending spree on digital and TV ads that will target the key battleground states of Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Ohio. These ads will air from now until Election Day in November. It's in addition to...
              During Thursday’s broadcast of America First with Sebastian Gorka, host Gorka welcomed Conservative Clergy of Color member Bishop Aubrey Shines to the show to discuss his recent announcement that takes the CEO of Nike to task for contributing to a communist country and using slave labor for production while using his athlete foot soldiers to promote divisiveness in America. Gorka: A very, very exciting conclave called the Conservative Clergy of Color has just made announcement a couple of hours ago. To give us the scoop is none other than Bishop Aubrey Shines. Follow on Twitter him right now on Bishop Shines. Welcome to America First. Shines: Love being with you. Thanks for having...
    Virgin Galactic's spacecraft Unity reaches space for the first time.Source: Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic plans to conducts its next crewed spaceflight test on Oct. 22, according to documents the company filed with the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday. The flight will be the first of two that the space tourism company has planned to complete testing of its SpaceShipTwo spacecraft system and should have just two test pilots on board. Virgin Galactic said last month that the second test spaceflight will then have four "mission specialists" inside the cabin. If both test flights succeed, Virgin Galactic expects to fly founder Sir Richard Branson in the first quarter of 2021 – a milestone that will mark the beginning of the company's commercial tourism...
    Klaus W. Larres September 6, 2020 7:16PM (UTC) This article was originally published on The Conversation. At the Republican National Convention, supporters of President Trump's reelection bid have celebrated his attempts to build a Mexico border wall, his promise to "bring our troops home" and his pledge to end U.S. "reliance on China." All are components of the "America First" agenda Trump ran on in 2016. Back then, he promised to "shake the rust off America's foreign policy." : Four years later, it's clearer what this looks like in practice. As a foreign policy analyst, I find Trump's "America First" vision has had three primary strands: disengaging the U.S. from global politics, disdaining allies and befriending autocratic leaders. 1....
              Nashville, Tennessee – Regardless of how famous a person may or may not be if the music can’t stand alone, there is no point in an interview. Accompanied by Trick Pony’s Heidi Newfield and Keith Burns, with his debut single, Calvin Lee sings a timeless anthem, My America, that paints a nostalgic story about pulling together through hard times, which is sure to resonate with the listeners. Lee grew up in the small, hard-working town of Earle, Arkansas on his family’s farm. The farm’s employees would often sing throughout the day which encouraged young Lee to mimic and join in. Music was fused into every aspect of his childhood, outside and inside the home....
    New York (CNN Business)It's been exactly one year since America's manufacturing sector dived into a recession on the back of US-China trade conflict. The recession lasted five months, but factories have roared back since. America's manufacturers reported their best momentum in nearly two years on Tuesday.The mood in the industry hasn't been this good since November 2018, the Institute of Supply Management's August survey showed.The ISM's purchasing managers' index stood at 56 in August, better than economists expected. Any number greater than 50 denotes an expansion in the sector.And, even better, the index for new orders climbed to 67.6, its highest level since January 2004.Last August, the PMI dropped below 50 for the first time in three years, and fell...
    September 1 marks the release of “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady,” a new tell-all book by former Melania Trump ally and staffer Stephanie Winston Wolkoff. One of the things the book addresses is the tension between Melania Trump and White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump. According to the Daily Mail’s Cheyenne Roundtree, the first lady “would roll her eyes whenever Ivanka opined about being America’s first female president, mumbling under her breath, ‘No thank you,’ a source connected to the bombshell book about the first lady exclusively told DailyMail.com.” Melania Trump, Wolkoff says in her book, made disparaging comments about Ivanka Trump and condescendingly referred to President Donald Trump’s oldest daughter...
    Robert Reich August 30, 2020 1:29PM (UTC) This originally appeared on Robert Reich's blog. My wife and I have been warned that we may need to evacuate because of fires ravaging the Bay Area. The climate crisis is to blame for these fires, which are growing in number and intensity every year. It's also to blame for the increasing number and virulence of hurricanes now hitting the Gulf and Southeast, flash floods along the Eastern seaboard, and fierce winds across middle America.  : Two hurricanes are now threatening the Gulf coast. The Gulf has never before had two hurricanes at the same time.   In early August, Illinois and Iowa were hit with winds of up to 110 miles...
    Vice President Mike Pence told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Friday that President Donald Trump’s America First agenda “literally transformed” the Minnesota Iron Range. Breitbart News traveled with Pence to Duluth, Minnesota, during which the vice president charged that the president’s policies had reinvigorated the region after it was losing jobs to China. Breitbart News’s interview with the vice president follows as six Democrat Minnesota mayors from the Iron Range region endorsed Trump over former Vice President Joe Biden. In their letter to the American people, the Democrat mayors charged that Biden did “nothing” for the working class. The mayors wrote: Like many in our region, we have voted for Democrats over many decades. We have watched as our...
    Former first lady Michelle Obama said on her podcast Thursday that white America views black people as invisible — unless they're seeing those black people as a threat, according to the New York Post. Obama recalled times when she was in public and treated with disrespect because when she wasn't surrounded by Secret Service, white people didn't pay her any attention. "We were stopping to get ice cream, and I had told the Secret Service to stand back because we were trying to be normal, trying to go in," Obama said. "When I'm just a black woman, I notice that white people don't even see me. … I'm standing there with two little black girls, another black female adult,...
    (CNN)Fear is powerful. It can motivate, instigate or manipulate. It can be friend or foe. Throughout history, America has clung proudly to her fears. And Wednesday night, Americans across the nation watched the divergent ways fear compels citizens to act.Roxanne JonesTake the Republican National Convention this week. It's clear President Donald Trump hopes to win reelection by stoking our fears. From a pandemic with no cure that has killed nearly 200,000 Americans and the Black Lives Matter protests erupting on our streets, to his dire warnings about invading immigrants coming to steal jobs and spread crime -- Trump wants voters afraid. Read MoreTrump wants you to feel only he can keep you safe. Nothing new here. He is not the...
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    Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton compared the records of 2020 presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump Thursday, saying that “Joe Biden won’t stand up for America.” Cotton spoke Thursday evening at the Republican National Convention where he emphasized that the United States will “lead the free world” but is also prepared to “stand alone.” “Donald Trump understands this,” Cotton said. “He puts America first. That’s why America is safer now than four years ago. But Joe Biden would return us to a weak and dangerous past.” (RELATED: Franciscan Priest Likens Nun Who Spoke At RNC To Nazi Supporter) The Arkansas senator continued: “So, let’s compare the records of Joe Biden and Donald Trump.” Cotton highlighted that Biden “slashed defense...
    Cardi B clapped back after a writer claimed we needed “more women” like First Lady Melania Trump and “far less” like the rapper. The comment was made after Melania’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night by writer DeAnna Lorraine. “America needs far more women like Melania Trump and far less like Cardi B,” Lorraine tweeted after Melania’s speech, which mostly praised President Donald Trump. “Didn’t she used to sell that Wap?” Cardi B responded to Lorraine. Didn’t she used to sell that Wap? https://t.co/ahgIf96S6a — iamcardib (@iamcardib) August 26, 2020 “Wap” refers to the title of Cardi’s latest single. The acronym stands for “wet a** p*ssy.” Cardi went and found an old photo of Melania during...
    New Jersey's accent has been voted the 'least sexy' in the United States in a new survey.  The accent made famous shows such as Jersey Shore and The Real Housewives of New Jersey came last in a ranking of 50 US dialects, just below the local twangs of Long Island, Florida and Minnesota.   The Texan drawl came out on top in the Big 7 Travel survey for the second year running, with top marks awarded for the 'Southern accent with a twist' featuring 'strong Rs and plenty of Howdys'.  New York accents were second on the list with Boston third, Alabama fourth and Chicago fifth in the ranking of America's sexiest accents LAST PLACE: The cast of Jersey Shore...
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    As president, Trump has cultivated close relations with autocratic leaders while distancing the U.S. from its traditional allies in Europe and Asia. Bernd von Jutrczenka/picture alliance via Getty Images At the Republican National Convention, supporters of President Trump’s reelection bid have celebrated his attempts to build a Mexico border wall, his promise to “bring our troops home” and his pledge to end U.S. “reliance on China.” All are components of the “America First” agenda Trump ran on in 2016. Back then, he promised to “shake the rust off America’s foreign policy.” Four years later, it’s clearer what this looks like in practice. As a foreign policy analyst, I find Trump’s “America First” vision has had three primary strands: disengaging...
    Washington — In remarks that closed out the third night of the Republican National Convention, Vice President Mike Pence highlighted the challenges that have roiled the nation this year and cast the November election as an opportunity for voters to decide who will carry them through when the nation is tested. After his speech, President Trump made a surprise appearance as they listened to country singer Trace Adkins sing the national anthem.  "On November 3rd, you need to ask yourself: Who do you trust to rebuild this economy?  A career politician who presided over the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression? Or a proven leader who created the greatest economy in the world," he said. "The choice is clear:...
    A Catholic nun — who’s had previous stints as a surgeon, Army colonel and missionary — anointed President Trump as “the most pro-life President that this nation has ever had” in an address Wednesday at the 2020 Republican National Convention. Sister Deirdre “Dede” Byrne, a member of the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, said that Trump has “defended life at all stages.” “Because of his courage and conviction, President Trump has earned the support of America’s pro-life community,” Byrne said. Trump has paid tribute to Byrne in the past, referencing her in his “Salute to America” speech on the Fourth of July in 2019, according to the Catholic News Agency. In his speech, the president...
    For weeks people have asked me what President Donald Trump’s agenda for a second term would be. I know the White House team led by Brooke Rollins had been developing such an agenda for months. Finally, this last weekend the Trump campaign released a comprehensive agenda covering 50 major commitments toward a better future. In 2015, Callista and I had been part of a meeting in which then-candidate Trump committed to releasing a list of potential U.S. Supreme Court justices (something he is challenging Joe Biden to do this year). With help from Leonard Leo at the Federalist Society, he developed what was – from a conservative perspective – a superb list of jurists. He kept his word and his...
    Richard Grenell, President Donald Trump's former ambassador to Germany, gave an all-in defense to the president's 'America first' policies and said 'nationalist' name-calling from political rivals shouldn't be considered an insult.  Grenell, who also briefly served as the acting Director of National Intelligence earlier this year, also backed up Trump's claims that members of President Barack Obama's administration spied on his campaign.  'America First does not advance the interests of one group of Americans at the expense of any other. It has no bias about red or blue, educated or not educated, urban or rural,' Grenell argued during his Republican National Convention speech. 'America First is simply the belief that politicians should focus on the equality and dignity of every...
    (CNN)Read Vice President Mike Pence's speech from the 2020 Republican National Convention, as prepared for delivery:Good evening, America.It is an honor to speak to you tonight from the hallowed grounds of Fort McHenry. The site of the very battle that inspired the words of our national anthem.Those words have inspired this Land of Heroes ever since.It was on this site 206 years ago when our young Republic heroically withstood a ferocious naval bombardment from the most powerful empire on earth.Read MoreThey came to crush our revolution, to divide our nation, and to end the American experiment.The heroes who held this fort took their stand for Life, liberty, freedom and the American flag. Those ideals have defined our nation.Yet they were...
    Washington — In remarks that closed out the third night of the Republican National Convention, Vice President Mike Pence highlighted the challenges that have roiled the nation this year and cast the November election as an opportunity for voters to decide who will carry them through when the nation is tested. After his speech, President Trump made a surprise appearance as they listened to country singer Trace Adkins sing the national anthem.  "On November 3rd, you need to ask yourself: Who do you trust to rebuild this economy?  A career politician who presided over the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression? Or a proven leader who created the greatest economy in the world," he said. "The choice is clear...
    A Catholic nun — who’s had previous stints as a surgeon, Army colonel and missionary — anointed President Trump as “the most pro-life President that this nation has ever had” in an address Wednesday at the 2020 Republican National Convention. Sister Deirdre “Dede” Byrne, a member of the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, said that Trump has “defended life at all stages.” “Because of his courage and conviction, President Trump has earned the support of America’s pro-life community,” Byrne said. Trump has paid tribute to Byrne in the past, referencing her in his “Salute to America” speech on the Fourth of July in 2019, according to the Catholic News Agency. In his speech, the president spoke...
    Wednesday night we will hear from Republican leaders and everyday heroes at the Republican convention. The inspiring stories should serve as a wake-up call to all Americans about what is at stake in this election: freedom and opportunity. I am honored to serve the people of Arizona in the Senate. When I was sworn into the House in 2015, and again to the Senate in 2019, I took an oath to protect and defend our Constitution. It’s the same oath I and countless other service members took when we served our country in uniform. While not all Americans take this oath in formal fashion, I know that patriotic duty is written on the hearts of millions of heroes across our...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Wednesday blasted actress Bette Midler for making fun of first lady Melania Trump's accent. “I think that hatred has no place in America,” McCarthy told “America’s Newsroom.” “I think that’s the worst of the individual to ever say something like that,” McCarthy said. McCarthy said Midler "didn't reach anybody." CNN ANALYST SLAMMED FOR TWEET HITTING NIKKI HALEY'S CLAIM THAT AMERICA 'IS NOT A RACIST COUNTRY' Midler faced intense backlash for mocking Melania Trump's accent. The first lady closed the second night of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday from the Rose Garden at the White House, where she expressed her gratitude as an American and her support for President Trump's reelection. However, her message was apparently not...
    Following individual human stories in a sprawling event like a global pandemic is a challenging task. Making thoughtful connections between the two is even harder. But this long read from The California Sunday Magazine on America’s first COVID-19 epicenter, a nursing home in Washington state, does the job with compelling and tragic precision. It focuses on two inhabitants of a single room in the nursing facility, the Life Care Center of Kirkland, part of the largest privately held chain of long-term care centers in the US. It tracks how the coronavirus spread through the facility “like a spectral haunting,” and how underpaid and overworked staff battled against the odds to bring it under control. Nursing home residents account for...
    The Republican National Convention continued on Tuesday, with appearances by President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence as the party tried to push the theme of America as a "land of opportunity."  First lady Melania Trump closed out the evening with a speech that was perhaps the most open acknowledgment of the human toll taken by the coronavirus pandemic during this convention so far. She offered sympathy for those grieving lost loved ones from COVID-19. She also recognized that there is more work to do to address racial unrest and division in the nation. Her speech came in the same hour that the convention played the video of Mr. Trump hosting a naturalization ceremony at the White House for new...
    Night two of the Republican National Convention continued to highlight the stark contrast to last week’s gloomy blame America first Democrat National Convention. Tuesday night’s convention theme, “Land Of Opportunity,” showcased American exceptionalism and drove home the fact that in our country anything is possible if you’re willing to work hard. As President Trump and Republicans put forward a unifying and uplifting message, top Democrats are doubling down on their negativity and personal attacks. LAURA INGRAHAM: SECOND NIGHT OF RNC SHOWED GOP 'BELIEVES IN LIBERTY' AND DEMS BELIEVE 'IN LOCKDOWNS' Former Secretary of State, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s recent statement advising 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden that he “should not concede under any circumstances” and House Speaker...
    First lady Melania Trump delivered a very personal account of life in the White House, as the first family took the lead during the second night of the Republican convention, presenting a president they said was always fighting for America’s forgotten people. The president’s son Eric and his daughter, Tiffany, were among the speakers who said that only another four years of President Trump could rebuild an economy ravaged by the coronavirus. Strategists from both sides of the political spectrum said the result was an effective night, shoring up support and delivering a closing moment that could help woo back critical female voters. The first lady’s speech was laden with empathy for an audience worrying about the coronavirus or...
    First lady Melania Trump has the power to "light up the country," as shown in her powerful and compassionate keynote address on the second night of the Republican National Convention, Fox News host Dana Perino said Tuesday. "Any first lady is the best character witness for her husband," Perino said. "But I feel like America could use more of her, that America would benefit from seeing her more, and hearing more from her." KURTZ: MELANIA STANDS OUT AT CONVENTION BY COMPASSIONATELY ADDRESSING PANDEMIC  In her remarks, delivered from the White House Rose Garden, Melania Trump struck a compassionate tone toward a nation reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. Offering sympathy and prayers for those who have lost a loved one or are suffering, she vowed, “Donald will not rest” until an...
    First Lady Melania Trump took part in the second night of the Republican National Convention with a speech honoring the American Dream, recalling her own story of coming to America. “We must continue to make sure that women’s voices are heard and that the American dream continues to strive,” Trump said amid a small crowd gathered in the Rose Garden at the White House. She went on to say: Growing up as a small child in Slovenia, which was under Communist rule at that time, I always heard about an amazing place called America, a land that stood for freedom and opportunity. As I grew older, it became my goal to move to the United States and follow my dream...
    Daniel Cameron, Kentucky’s first black attorney general, launched into a scathing attack of Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday night, characterizing the former vice president as the candidate that would take America “backwards.” Cameron brought up a series of Biden’s past controversial comments about the black community, then bashed the Democratic nominee over his record while touting a unifying vision of Republican governance Cameron opened by slamming rioters for tearing down statues of American heroes such as former presidents Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant while quoting Lincoln saying, “Any nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure.” Cameron said that despite the divisive aims and destructive acts of “anarachists,” he and other Republicans “recognize those who...
    Melania Trump painted her husband’s weaknesses as strengths when she argued for President Donald Trump’s bid for a second term in a speech designed to appeal to female voters. She painted herself as a wife and a mother during her 26-minute remarks, which outlined the reasons women should vote for President Trump in November and addressed the areas where female voters rate him as weak, the coronavirus pandemic and race relations. Melania Trump spoke of motherhood, even as she did not mention the Trumps 14-year-old son Barron by name and said her husband was a man who won’t stop fighting for families. ‘To mothers and parents everywhere, you're warriors. In my husband, you have a president who will not stop...
    WASHINGTON -- Casting aside his own advice to American diplomats and bulldozing a long tradition of secretary of state non-partisanship, Mike Pompeo plunged into the heart of the 2020 presidential race Tuesday with a speech supporting Donald Trump's reelection.The address was roundly condemned by Democrats and others as an inappropriate breach of decades of diplomatic precedent and a possible violation of federal law prohibiting executive branch employees from overt political activism while on duty. Indeed, Pompeo himself had reminded State Department staffers of those restrictions only last month. Yet he went ahead with the speech, which was recorded in Jerusalem during an official visit to the Middle East, over strident objections, complaints of hypocrisy and the threat of a congressional...
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has plunged into the heart of the 2020 presidential race with a speech supporting President Donald Trump's reelection at the Republican National Convention.The speech was recorded in Jerusalem during an official visit to the Middle East and aired Tuesday at the RNC.The address was roundly condemned by Democrats and others as an inappropriate breach of decades of diplomatic precedent and a possible violation of federal law prohibiting executive branch employees from overt political activism while on duty. Indeed, Pompeo himself had reminded State Department staffers of those restrictions only last month.VIDEOS: Speakers on night 2 on the 2020 RNCEMBED More News Videos Speakers from night 2 of the 2020 Republican National Convention: VIDEOS...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has plunged into the heart of the 2020 presidential race with a speech supporting President Donald Trump’s reelection at the Republican National Convention. The speech was recorded in Jerusalem during an official visit to the Middle East and aired Tuesday at the RNC. The address was roundly condemned by Democrats and others as an inappropriate breach of decades of diplomatic precedent and a possible violation of federal law prohibiting executive branch employees from overt political activism while on duty. Indeed, Pompeo himself had reminded State Department staffers of those restrictions only last month. But while the venue and audience were extraordinary and perhaps problematic, the content of Pompeo’s roughly four-minute speech would...
    CNN analyst Asha Rangappa drew backlash on Tuesday for attempting to use Nikki Haley's name against her over the former U.N. ambassador's claim that the U.S. is not a "racist" country. During her speech on the first night of the Republican National Convention, Haley firmly defended American values and shared her own experience as the daughter of Indian immigrants. "In much of the Democratic Party, it's now fashionable to say that America is racist. That is a lie. America is not a racist country," Haley said. "This is personal for me. I am the proud daughter of Indian immigrants. They came to America and settled in a small Southern town. My father wore a turban. My mother wore a sari. I...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kimberly Guilfoyle, a campaign adviser for the president and Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend, took aim at California during her speech on the first night of the 2020 Republican National Convention.Guilfoyle, a former Fox News Host, portrayed the state as one ruined by liberal politicians that would serve as a template for the country under a Joe Biden administration."If you want to see the socialist Biden-Harris future for our country, just take a look at California," she said. "It is a place of immense wealth, immeasurable innovation and immaculate environment and the Democrats turned it into a land of discarded heroin needles in parks, riots in streets and blackouts in homes."VIDEOS: Speakers on the 1st night of the...
    Tuesday's program at the Republican National Convention is likely to wade into familiar waters, with a lineup expected to speak on divisive issues like abortion and "cancel culture," while lambasting Democratic rival Joe Biden and the Democrats' progressive wing.First Lady Melania Trump, as well as two of Donald Trump's children, are expected to take the stage on Tuesday.The overall theme of the convention, "Honoring the Great American Story," will highlight "the promise and greatness of America" and Trump's "leadership and what he has planned for the future."Each night will also have a sub-theme; on Tuesday, it will be "Land of Opportunity".Speakers on Tuesday:First lady Melania TrumpSecretary of State Mike PompeoKentucky Sen. Rand PaulIowa Gov. Kim ReynoldsFlorida Lt. Gov. Jeanette NuñezKentucky...
    The Republican National Convention kicked off Monday night with a broad range of speakers including Turning Point USA President Charlie Kirk, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, NFL legend Herschel Walker, Democratic Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, Baltimore-area congressional candidate Kim Klacik, Cuban immigrant Maximo Alvarez, Parkland dad Andrew Pollack, Donald Trump Jr., Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.), and President Donald Trump himself. Below are the top four must-watch moments from night one of the RNC: Cuban Immigrant Maximo Alvarez's emotional speech about his love for America sent shock waves across the internet. Rep. Vernon Jones called out his own...
    The reviews are in from the first night of the Republican National Convention (RNC) liefest and the GOP did not disappoint. CNN called it "a parade of dishonesty," The Washington Post framed it as "a fire hose of false or misleading claims," and The New York Times said Republicans "mounted a fierce and misleading defense" of Trump's record. Let's be real—a large part of the evening was devoted to making Trump appear human and empathetic, so if gaslighting the country is your starting point, it was bound to all be downhill from there. And it was. CNN noted that all four nights of the Democratic National Convention combined couldn't match the number of lies spewed in one night at the...
    Washington — The first night of the Republican National Convention closed with a pair of speeches from two South Carolina Republicans — former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Senator Tim Scott — who painted President Trump as the candidate who will keep the American dream alive.  The two, both politicians of color, also denounced the policies and vision of Joe Biden and Democrats. In separate remarks, Haley and Scott each drew upon their own experiences growing up in South Carolina, Haley as the daughter of Indian immigrants and Scott as a Black man whose family "went from cotton to Congress in one lifetime." Get updates from the campaign trail delivered to your inbox "There are...
    Donald Trump won the 2016 US presidential election riding on one simple phrase: "Make America Great Again". As he seeks a second term, he faces a country struggling with challenges from the coronavirus and the pandemic's economic aftershocks - and an electorate that will weigh his record from his four years in office. His 2020 pitch is to bring back the economy, boost jobs, protect US trade interests, and to continue with his hard-line stance on immigration. Here in detail is where the candidate stands on eight key issues. Bringing back the pandemic-battered economyPresident Trump has long campaigned on "America First" principles, and has pushed for bringing jobs and manufacturing back to the US. During his...
    Former ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley made contradictory statements on race while speaking Monday, the first night of the Republican National Convention. Haley, whose parents are immigrants from India, said during her speech that “America is not a racist country.” Moments later, she said her family faced discrimination. “In much of the Democratic Party, it’s now fashionable to say that America is racist. That is a lie. America is not a racist country,” Haley, the former Republican South Carolina governor, said. She added shortly after that she is the “proud daughter” of Indian immigrants, pointing out that her father wore a turban and her mother wore a sari. “I was a Brown girl, in a Black and white world....
    A liberal media pundit dismissed former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s Republican National Convention speech on racism for coming from a “white woman” despite Haley’s Indian heritage. Fox News contributor Leslie Marshall’s Twitter account responded to a story from the Hill on Monday evening headlined: “Nikki Haley: US ‘is not a racist country.’” “Says a white woman,” Marshall commented on the story. The tweet has since been deleted. Uhhh Nikki Haley is the daughter of Ajit Singh Randhawa and Raj Kaur Randhawa pic.twitter.com/13XbIrOuXB— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) August 25, 2020 Haley’s parents, Ajit Singh Randhawa and Raj Kaur Randhawa, both immigrated to the United States from India, and the former governor has often spoken about her ethnicity, including...
    The Republican National Convention opened Monday with a variety of speeches that focused on the promise of America's future, countering what the party saw as a negative outlook put forward during last week's Democratic convention. A number of speakers praised the accomplishments of President Trump's administration before the coronavirus pandemic struck while pushing back against Democrats and radical policy proposals. JOE CONCHA BLASTS MEDIA COVERAGE OF RNC'S FIRST NIGHT: 'WWE OF POLITICAL PUNDITRY' Here are five key moments from the first night of the convention. Kim Klacik says Democrats "assume that Black people will vote for them, no matter how much they let us down" Kim Klacik is running for a congressional seat representing Baltimore and says Black Americans like her have been taken for granted by...
    The Republican Party’s foreign policy agenda has been almost entirely shaped in the past four years by President Donald Trump’s approach to international relations, including new trade deals, skepticism of international organizations, and calls to reduce U.S. troop deployments overseas.    Because of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing protocols, the Republican Party this year did not write a new party platform, which traditionally gives an official outline of the party’s vision and policy priorities. However, the party said in a resolution released at this week’s convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, that if it had been able to convene in 2020 to write a new platform, it would have “undoubtedly unanimously” backed the Trump administration’s agenda.    The party has rallied around...
    The Republican Party’s foreign policy agenda has been almost entirely shaped in the past four years by President Donald Trump’s approach to international relations, including new trade deals, skepticism of international organizations, and calls to reduce U.S. troop deployments overseas.    Because of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing protocols, the Republican Party this year did not write a new party platform, which traditionally gives an official outline of the party’s vision and policy priorities. However, the party said in a resolution released at this week’s convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, that if it had been able to convene in 2020 to write a new platform, it would have “undoubtedly unanimously” backed the Trump administration’s agenda.    The party has rallied around...
    President Trump has “always” put the “American people first,” former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, the morning after she touted the president’s foreign policy agenda during her speech at the Republican National Convention. During her speech Monday night, Haley also lambasted Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for his “record of weakness and failure.” “Joe Biden is a very good guy. I know him, I mean he’s just as nice as they come,” Haley told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday. “But that's just the problem.” NIKKI HALEY AFTER RNC SPEECH SAYS SHE IS OPEN TO REJOINING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION “We saw what happens when you try and be nice at the United Nations,” she continued. “Basically...