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    JOE Biden must rise above Donald Trump's "bully boy tactics" in the live presidential debate next week, a Democrat insisted. Party members are worried that Trump's unconventional debating style could provoke a similar response from their nominee. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 5The Democrat said Biden must 'bully boy tactics'Credit: Getty Images - Getty 5She also described Trump as using 'dirty tactics'Credit: Getty Images - Getty And despite his strong poll lead, many think "stooping to the president's level" will turn voters off and jeopardize his healthy poll lead. The news comes just days after Trump said he thought that his opponent would probably win their debate. "He's been doing...
    Veronica Stracqualursi | CNN The US Senate failed to agree on language for a resolution honoring the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a sign of how divided the chamber is over the Supreme Court vacancy. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tried to pass a resolution by unanimous consent Tuesday to commemorate the liberal icon’s life and legacy, but with language that Ginsburg’s seat not be filled until the next president is sworn in. “Republicans came to us with this resolution, but it ignored Justice Ginsburg’s dying wish, what she called her most ‘fervent wish’ that she not be replaced until a new president is installed,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. “So we simply have added it to the...
    Joe Biden has a "pretty simple mission" going into the first presidential debate against President Trump, Fox News contributor Karl Rove explained Wednesday on "Fox & Friends." The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates on Tuesday announced the issues that the moderator of the first debate -- "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace -- has selected as topics for the first 2020 general election debate. The Democratic presidential nominee and Trump will spar on their records, the Supreme Court, the coronavirus pandemic, economy, race and violence in major cities, and the integrity of the election. TRUMP CAMPAIGN EXPECTS A 'TUNED IN' JOE BIDEN ON DEBATE NIGHT "Each candidate will lay out the narrative of their campaign, rationale on why you ought to vote for them," Rove said, adding, "The president's frankly...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a new series of economic sanctions on Cuba that ban US citizens from buying Cuban cigars as well as rum and staying at Cuban government-owned hotels on the communist-run island. "Today, as part of our continuing fight against communist oppression, I am announcing that the Treasury Department will prohibit US travelers from staying at properties owned by the Cuban government," Trump said at a White House event honoring Bay of Pigs veterans. "We're also further restricting the importation of Cuban alcohol and Cuban tobacco." "These actions will ensure that US dollars do not fund the Cuban regime and go directly to the Cuban people," the President asserted. The announcement seemed to be a clear...
    MINSK – Belarusian security forces began detaining people and fired water cannon to disperse crowds as thousands took to the streets of Minsk in protest against the abrupt inauguration of veteran President Alexander Lukashenko on Wednesday. Ignoring calls for an end to his 26-year grip on power, Lukashenko was sworn in for a sixth term after an election that the opposition and several foreign governments say was rigged. The ceremony would normally have been publicized as a major state occasion but was instead held without warning following Lukashenko’s claim of a landslide victory in the Aug. 9 vote. The ex-Soviet republic’s opposition, which has staged more than six weeks of mass protests demanding his resignation, denounced the inauguration as illegitimate....
    As more of American suburbia reportedly tilts toward Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden ahead of the November election, the suburbs on the outskirts of Milwaukee remain a bulwark of support for President Trump. To the north and west of the city, suburban Wisconsin counties have been red for decades. The New York Times reported Wednesday that won't change any time soon, as support for the president continues to surge. FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERS WISCONSIN ABSENTEE BALLOTS POSTMARKED BY NOVEMBER 3 TO BE COUNTED IN 2020 ELECTION Demographic changes for American suburbs have left political landscapes continuously in flux over the past two decades and what were once Republican strongholds have become Democratic-leaning areas with the introduction of nonwhite, well-educated, and younger voters moving out of larger cities or immigrating from...
    The Mormon Women for Ethical Government are warning Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Senate Republicans to consider holding off on their push to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The group took to Facebook on Tuesday with a statement addressed to Senate Republicans as they shared their reaction to the Senate’s decision to expedite a vote for President Donald Trump’s upcoming Supreme Court nominee. “We are disappointed by the rush to hold Supreme Court hearings in the midst of a highly contentious election,” the group said in a Facebook post. “While we respect the constitutional right of the president to nominate and the Senate to confirm, there is no constitutional requirement as to timing.” The went on to...
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A United Nations human rights expert on Wednesday urged Mali’s junta to release former government officials they have held since a coup d’etat on Aug. 18. The call by Alioune Tine, U.N. independent expert on human rights in Mali, came as a mediator for the West African regional economic bloc arrived in the country to discuss a transition government named earlier this week and that will be installed Friday. Former defense minister and retired Col. Maj. Bah N’Daw will be inducted as the transitional president while the head of the junta, Col. Assimi Goita, will be the transitional vice president. The junta, which calls itself the National Committee for the Salvation of the People,...
    Ludovic Marin, Getty Images A stunning new report from The Washington Post states that President Donald Trump has privately maintained a number of viewpoints that can at best be called controversial, but perhaps more accurately racist, about a number of minority groups in the United States. The article is written by Greg Miller, which cites comments made by what he broadly describes as “current and former U.S. officials.” The article opens with the following three paragraphs: In unguarded moments with senior aides, President Trump has maintained that Black Americans have mainly themselves to blame in their struggle for equality, hindered more by lack of initiative than societal impediments, according to current and former U.S. officials. After phone calls with Jewish...
    So far this year, there have been race riots, a global pandemic, the highest unemployment rates since the Great Depression, the President was impeached, and World War III almost started. To make matters worse, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg lost her battle with cancer on Friday, September 18th. Justice Ginsburg’s passing deserves every recognition, her legacy every praise—however, it is imperative that the fight for gender and social equality not lose momentum. With so many societal problems in need of urgent attention, why are elected officials devoting scarce resources in an attempt to curtail the rights of women? Imagine you are on Jeopardy!.. “American HIStory for $1000, Alex.” The question reads, “In this year, Congress decided it was not their place to govern what happens...
    Vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris has tapped former 2020 Democratic primary candidate Pete Buttigieg to play Vice President Mike Pence as she prepares for their one and only debate, according to a report. Buttigieg was chosen based on his relationship with the vice president, according to Bloomberg. Buttigieg’s tenure as the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., overlapped Pence’s time as governor of Indiana. In a crowded, 20-something field of candidates in early 2019, the then-37-year-old first made waves during a CNN town hall in March, when he lambasted his state’s former chief executive for espousing Christian values while appearing alongside President Trump. As he began to gain national attention, Buttigieg, the first openly gay man to run for president,...
    President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he intends to sign the Born Alive Executive Order to protect babies born alive after failed abortions. The president spoke Tuesday morning at the virtual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast where said Catholics are “amazing people, great, great people,” and thanked religious Americans for their prayers for him and his wife. He also said that he will safeguard “the eternal truth that every child, born and unborn, is made in the image of God.” “I will always protect the vital role of religion and prayer in American society, and I will always defend the sacred right to life,” Trump said. “Today I am announcing that I will be signing the Born Alive Executive Order to...
    President Trump on Wednesday imposed new sanctions on Cuba that would prohibit American citizens from staying at government-owned properties on the island and restricting imports of tobacco and alcohol. “These actions will ensure that US dollars do not fund the Cuban regime and go directly to the Cuban people,” the president said during a speech from the White House honoring veterans of the Bay of Pigs operation. Trump said the actions are part of his administration’s “continuing fight against communist oppression.” The State Department will soon release a list of the properties. Speaking to the 23 veterans of the failed 1961 operation ordered by President John F. Kennedy to take out Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Trump proclaimed his administration’s support...
    Letters exchanged between Donald Trump and Richard Nixon in the 1980s have shed light on the close bond between once and future presidents with Trump lauding Nixon as one of greatest men in the US eight years after Watergate.  The letters are being revealed for the first time in an exhibit that opens Thursday at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in California.   At the time the letters were sent, Trump and Nixon were two men in Manhattan who craved the same thing: validation.  One was a brash, young real estate developer looking to put his stamp on New York, the other a disgraced elder statesman bent on repairing his reputation. That's how a thirty-something Trump and a seventy-ish Nixon struck up...
    Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley says he likes to keep focused on making music and doesn't like to talk about politics. But in a recent interview, the 69-year-old rocker made clear he's supporting President Donald Trump for re-election in 2020. "I don't think politics and rock and roll mix — in my opinion," Frehley told "The Cassius Morris Show" in an interview reported by Blabbermouth.net. The topic of politics came up while Frehley was discussing his new rendition of the Cream song "Politician," to appear on an upcoming covers album, "Origins Vol. 2." "I try to stay away from that as much as I can. I mean, once in a while, I'll make a crack," Frehley said....
    House Democrats introduced a package of reforms on Wednesday that they say will "prevent future presidential abuses." The legislation, dubbed the Protecting Our Democracy Act, seeks to counter the sort of issues put on display by President Trump and members of his administration with a variety of proposals introduced by seven House committee leaders at the behest of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. To "prevent presidential abuses," the Democrats proposed prohibiting the president from pardoning himself or herself, suspending the statute of limitations for a federal offense committed by a president or vice president while in office, and strengthening the foreign and domestic emoluments clause of the Constitution. The Democrats, which include House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and Judiciary Committee...
    PRESIDENT Trump accused Joe Biden of having plastic surgery and using his mask to cover up his face.  He criticized Biden at his Pittsburgh campaign rally on Tuesday night and poked fun at him for sometimes letting his mask "hang down on his ear." ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 9Trump addressed his supporters at a rally on Tuesday and claimed Biden had gotten plastic surgeryCredit: EPA What did Trump say about Joe Biden having plastic surgery?  Trump addressed his supporters on Tuesday night at his Pittsburgh rally and accused Joe Biden of having plastic surgery and wearing a mask to cover his face. "I'll be honest, he feels good about...
    Arab leaders voiced fears Wednesday before the United Nations of new conflict in the region as tensions soar between Iran and the United States. The annual extravaganza of international diplomacy at the UN General Assembly has been turned into a virtual affair this year, with leaders sending in recorded speeches due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Two days after US President Donald Trump ramped up pressure on Iran in a widely contested move, leaders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia voiced concerns about the region. “We do not want Iraq to become a sort of playground for other forces that will kill each other on our territory,” Iraqi President Barham Saleh said in his address. “We have witnessed enough wars and enough...
    President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski teed off on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after they recorded a video plug urging Americans to register to vote and Harry urged Americans to 'reject hate speech.' 'They made Britain great again by leaving, I hope they do the same for us,' Lewandowski, now a senior 2020 advisor to the Trump campaign, told DailyMail.com Wednesday, in comments after Harry and Meghan's comments in a Time 100 video message made waves on both sides of the Atlantic.  Harry and Meghan, now ensconced in an L.A. mansion as Election Day approaches after relinquishing their royal titles, made their remarks just weeks before the Nov. 3 elections, with Americans in some states are already going...
    MINSK (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets of the Belarusian capital on Wednesday in protest at the abrupt inauguration of veteran President Alexander Lukashenko earlier in the day, a Reuters witness said. People marched through Minsk with opposition flags, as passing cars honked their horns in solidarity. Belarus has been rocked by protests since last month's election, in which Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory but his opponents say was rigged. (Reporting by Andrei Makhovsky; Writing by Matthias Williams; Editing by Alison Williams) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    (CNN)The US Senate failed to agree on language for a resolution honoring the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a sign of how divided the chamber is over the Supreme Court vacancy.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tried to pass a resolution Tuesday to commemorate the liberal icon's life and legacy, but with language that Ginsburg's seat not be filled until the next president is sworn in."Republicans came to us with this resolution, but it ignored Justice Ginsburg's dying wish, what she called her most 'fervent wish' that she not be replaced until a new president is installed," Schumer said on the Senate floor. "So we simply have added it to the exact same text of the resolution the Republicans gave us."...
    To view past editions of The Hill's 12:30 Report, click here: http://bit.ly/1M1mIfw  To receive The Hill's 12:30 Report in your inbox, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1Tt4hqN --> A midday take on what's happening in politics and how to have a sense of humor about it.* *Ha. Haha. Hahah. Sniff. Haha. Sniff. Ha--breaks down crying hysterically.   The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Ginsburg lies in repose | Former clerks gather | Dems shut down Supreme Court expansion talk | GOP hopes confirmation will give Nov. boost | Low morale at the CDC | Big crowd at Trump’s Pa. rally | Two GOP chairmen release Hunter Biden findings | First presidential debate next week | Jurassic Park cast urges Americans to vote   HAPPENING TODAY Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgPelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat...
    President Trump announced new restrictions for American travelers going to Cuba, barring them from purchasing rum and tobacco or staying in Cuban government-funded hotels. Trump also applied new sanctions against Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua as part of an ongoing crackdown against communism. The announcement was made during the president's address honoring Bay of Pigs veterans who survived a failed attempt more than 60 years ago to topple the communist government of the late Fidel Castro in Cuba. TRUMP ISSUES ORDER BANNING CERTAIN TYPES OF RACE TRAINING FROM FEDERAL CONTRACTORS, GRANT RECIPIENTS The Bay of Pigs Veterans Association endorsed Trump's presidency in 2016 and Trump thanked the group for officially endorsing him again for his bid of a second term in office. "The Obama-Biden administration made...
    Rep. Ilhan Omar hit back at comments President Donald Trump made at his Tuesday night Pittsburgh rally, suggesting the U.S. wasn't her country, calling the MAGA gatherings 'cult-like.'   'Firstly, this is my country and I am a member of the House that impeached you,' the Minnesota Democrat tweets. 'Secondly, I fled civil war when I was 8. An 8-year-old doesn't run a country even though you run our country like one.'   At the rally Tuesday, Trump brought up the so-called 'squad' member and told the crowd, 'She's telling us how to run our country. How did you do where you came from?'  Rep. Ilhan Omar (left) hit back at President Donald Trump (right) after he suggested to a...
    President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are locked in neck-and-neck races in the battleground states of Florida and Arizona just 41 days before Election Day, according to polls released Wednesday. Among likely voters in Florida, Trump leads Biden 51 percent to 47 percent, but lags behind the former vice president 47 percent to 48 percent among registered voters in the Sunshine State,.according to a pair of Washington Post-ABC News polls. The president also has an edge among likely voters in Arizona — 49 percent to Biden’s 48 percent. But among registered voters, the president is at 47 percent to Biden’s 49 percent. The results are all within the polls’ margins of error. Trump won Arizona and Florida in...
    President Trump is holding a news conference Wednesday as he touts progress on vaccine trials and considers his decision on a Supreme Court nominee. Mr. Trump has said he will announce that pick at 5 p.m. Saturday.  "White House News Conference today at 6:00 P.M. Economy, Job gains and Vaccine development are all doing GREAT!" the president tweeted Wednesday morning.  The White House has said 100 million doses of a vaccine should be available by the beginning of next year, although public health experts say a vaccine is unlikely to be widely available until well into 2021. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox How to watch  What: President Trump holds a news conference Date: September 23, 2020 ...
    Even as protesters continue to swarm to streets of Belarus's capital, Minsk, and as much of the international community calls for 66-year-old President Alexander Lukashenko to end his 26-year reign, the embattled leader was sworn in for a 6th term in a secret ceremony on Wednesday. The move comes six weeks after Lukashenko claimed an avalanche win in the election, immediately igniting a firestorm of opposition protests and allegations from numerous foreign governments that the process was fraudulent. Typically, the swearing-in of a president would be a lavish spectacle, but with a backdrop of controversy and protests, this one was a quiet occasion announced only hours in advance. Aug. 16, 2020: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko addresses his supporters gathered at Independent...
    President Trump is right to nominate a Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy left by the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy argued Wednesday. The former congressman from South Carolina addressed the issue after Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said the next president should pick the SCOTUS replacement. "If you don't like who the Supreme Court nominees are, then win an election. You should have won in 2016," the former House Oversight Committee Chairman told "Fox & Friends." "The reality is presidents are presidents for four years," Gowdy explained. "You don't have a sliding scale of diminished power the closer you get to someone else's inauguration. ... This is President Trump's pick and he's entitled to a vote." PELOSI ACCUSES TRUMP OF RUSHING TO FILL...
    (CNN)House Democrats announced a package of government reforms Wednesday aimed at curbing actions taken by President Donald Trump, in an effort to address what they charge are some of the President's most egregious abuses.The new legislation has virtually zero chance of becoming law this year, but it's a wish list of policy changes related to everything from government spending at Trump's properties to the President's targeting of whistleblowers and firing of inspectors general. The legislative proposals are a roadmap for what Democrats may do next year if former Vice President Joe Biden wins the White House.At a news conference Wednesday, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said the package is intended "to restore checks and balances, to protect our elections, and...
    Joseph I. Castro, the grandson of Mexican immigrants and a first-generation college student who rose during a career in higher education to lead Fresno State, has been named chancellor of the California State University, trustees announced Wednesday. Castro, 53, will be the first chancellor of color to lead CSU, the nation’s largest four-year system, serving 480,000 students, nearly two-thirds of whom identify as Latino, Asian American or Black. He will succeed Timothy P. White, who is retiring after eight years on the job. “There is no other institution that makes this great of an impact on the entire state — the CSU is key to a growing and thriving California,” Castro said in a statement. “I am truly grateful for...
    Madison Summers September 23, 2020 0 Comments Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Republican Sen. John McCain, is being asked about President Donald Trump’s remark regarding her and her late husband after she tossed her support behind Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. After the news broke of Cindy McCain’s endorsement, Trump took to Twitter early Wednesday writing, “I hardly know Cindy McCain other than having put her on a Committee at her husband’s request.” “Joe Biden was John McCain’s lapdog,” he continued. “So many BAD decisions on Endless Wars [and] the V.A., which I brought from a horror show to HIGH APPROVAL.” The president concluded saying that he was “never a fan of John,” adding, “Cindy can have...
    Colleagues, friends and admirers will begin paying their final respects Wednesday to the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.    Ginsburg’s casket will be brought to the Supreme Court building Wednesday morning for a private ceremony in the Great Hall, attended by her family and her fellow justices.  The casket will then be moved to the building’s front steps and lie in repose for public viewing until Thursday, resting on the same wooden platform built for the casket of President Abraham Lincoln after his assassination in 1865.    A further tribute will occur Friday when Ginsburg will be taken across the street to the U.S. Capitol, where she will lie in state in the building’s Statuary Hall, making her the...
    Barack Obama's presidential memoir is wrapped in controversy two months before it even hits bookstores. Photographer Anna Wilding is planning to sue publishers Penguin Random House, claiming the image they have chosen for the cover of 'A Promised Land' is a rip-off of her work. Now New Zealand-born Wilding wants at least $50,000 for the picture — even though she didn't take it. 'Photo copyright is a complex issue and infringement includes derivative works,' Wilding told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview from her adopted hometown of Los Angeles. 'My work of Obama is considered iconic and unique. Someone saw my work and said let's do it like that. No-one else has ever used this particular angle with Obama and shot...
    Cindy McCain, the widow of late Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, has endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president, CNN reported. She joins a growing list of Republicans who, dissatisfied with President Donald Trump, have publicly come out in support of his Democratic opponent. Rumors that McCain’s widow would throw her support behind Biden have been circulating for weeks, ever since a video was shown during August’s Democratic National Convention that touted the relationship between Biden and the late Arizona Senator. Further, Biden had recently begun telling his donors that Mrs. McCain is supporting him. In a tweet Tuesday night, Mrs. McCain confirmed the rumors. “My husband John lived by a code: country first. We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost....
    WASHINGTON (AP) — They were two men in Manhattan who craved the same thing: validation. One was a brash, young real estate developer looking to put his stamp on New York, the other a disgraced elder statesman bent on repairing his reputation. That’s how a thirty-something Donald Trump and a seventy-ish Richard Nixon struck up a decade-long, fulsome correspondence in the 1980s that meandered from football and real estate to Vietnam and media strategy. The letters between once and future presidents, revealed for the first time in an exhibit that opens Thursday at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, show the two men engaged in something of an exercise in mutual affirmation. The museum shared the letters exclusively with...
    WASHINGTON – They were two men in Manhattan who craved the same thing: validation. One was a brash, young real estate developer looking to put his stamp on New York, the other a disgraced elder statesman bent on repairing his reputation. That’s how a thirty-something Donald Trump and a seventy-ish Richard Nixon struck up a decade-long, fulsome correspondence in the 1980s that meandered from football and real estate to Vietnam and media strategy. The letters between once and future presidents, revealed for the first time in an exhibit that opens Thursday at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, show the two men engaged in something of an exercise in mutual affirmation. The museum shared the letters exclusively with The...
    Cindy McCain, widow of the late U.S. Republican presidential contender John McCain, is endorsing Democrat Joe Biden in the November election, and Republican President Donald Trump says he doesn't care one bit. Cindy McCain, who spoke on Biden's behalf at the Democratic National Convention last month, said on Twitter late Tuesday, "My husband John lived by a code: country first. We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost. There's only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is @JoeBiden." Prominent Republicans Endorse Biden at Democratic Convention Former Ohio Governor John Kasich, who was one of President Trump’s strongest rivals for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, is perhaps the most prominent Republican...
    Cindy McCain, widow of the late U.S. Republican presidential contender John McCain, is endorsing Democrat Joe Biden in the November election, and Republican President Donald Trump says he doesn't care one bit. Cindy McCain, who spoke on Biden's behalf at the Democratic National Convention last month, said on Twitter late Tuesday, "My husband John lived by a code: country first. We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost. There's only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is @JoeBiden." Prominent Republicans Endorse Biden at Democratic Convention Former Ohio Governor John Kasich, who was one of President Trump’s strongest rivals for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, is perhaps the most prominent Republican...
    Team Biden said it expects President Trump to “lie through his teeth” at the first presidential debate between the two nominees -- while downplaying the significance it could have on the race as Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden face off for the first time next week. “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace has been selected to moderate the first presidential debate between Trump and Biden, the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced earlier this month. TRUMP CAMPAIGN EXPECTS A 'TUNED IN' JOE BIDEN ON DEBATE NIGHT The debate is scheduled to take place Tuesday, Sept. 29 in Cleveland, Ohio. A source familiar with the former vice president’s campaign told Fox News that they expect Trump will be “extremely practiced” and “prepared” to debate Biden. But the source that “there is no debate performance...
    President Trump predicts that “we’re going to win North Carolina.” The president – at a rally in Fayetteville last weekend -- forecast that “we’re going to win four  more years in the White House.” NEW POLLS POINT TO BIDEN-TRUMP DEAD HEAT IN TWO KEY BATTLEGROUNDS Pointing to how much is at stake in the crucial general election battleground state, Trump returns to North Carolina on Thursday for his fifth trip over the past month. President Donald Trump wraps up his speech at a campaign rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) And a day ahead of him, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday makes his first stop in the state since the...
    President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence announced new sanctions against Cuba during an event memorializing veterans of the “Bay of Pigs” operation on Wednesday. Trump reiterated that the U.S. will not lift sanctions until the Cuban regime grants certain freedoms to its people, and Pence announced that the administration is drafting new sanctions against the regime to be levied in the near future. The sanctions will prohibit U.S. travelers from staying at properties owned by the Cuban government, as well as further restricting the import of Cuban alcohol and tobacco. “We will not lift sanctions until all political prisoners are freed, freedoms of assembly are respected, all political parties are legalized, and free elections are scheduled,” Trump said....
    President Donald Trump honored veterans of the Bay of Pigs, the failed attempt by Cuban exiles to topple the communist regime set up by Fidel Castro, on Wednesday. The president reaffirmed America’s “ironclad solidarity” with the Cuban People and Hispanics seeking freedom over communism and dictatorships. The event took place at 11:00 a.m. EST.
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump announced new sanctions related to Cuba on Wednesday that will prohibit Americans from staying at properties owned by the Cuban government as well as the import of Cuban cigars and liquor. "Today, as part of our continuing fight against communist oppression, I am announcing that the Treasury Department will prohibit U.S. travelers from staying at properties owned by the Cuban government," Trump said at a White House event. "We're also further restricting the importation of alcohol and Cuban tobacco," the Republican president said at the ceremony honoring Bay of Pigs veterans and commemorating the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Mariel boatlift that brought 120,000 Cubans to Miami. Since taking office in January 2017,...
    Republican Sen. Texas Ted Cruz criticized a resolution Tuesday that honored the life of late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, calling it partisan after Senate Democrats included Ginsburg’s reported “dying wish” to prevent her seat being filled until after the election. “Unfortunately, the Democratic leader has put forth an amendment to turn that bipartisan resolution into a partisan resolution,” Cruz said while speaking on the floor, referring to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. “Specifically, the Democratic leader wants to add a statement that Justice Ginsburg’s position should not be filled until a new president is installed, purportedly based on a comment Justice Ginsburg made to family members shortly before she passed,” he continued. “That, of course, is...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he’s begun to prepare for next week’s presidential debate, but that more intense preparation begins on Thursday. “I started to prepare but I haven’t gotten into it really heavily, we’ll be beginning tomorrow,” Biden told reporters as he boarded a flight from an airport in New Castle, Delaware, near his home in Wilmington. MODERATOR CHRIS WALLACE SELECTS TOPICS FOR FIRST BIDEN-TRUMP DEBATE The former vice president was flying to North Carolina, where he was making his first campaign stop during the general election in the crucial battleground state. The first debate between Biden and President Trump will take place Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Case Western University and the Cleveland Clinic in...
    Two top Senate Democrats released a report on Wednesday to counter the findings released by their Republican counterparts from an investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine. Sens. Gary Peters, the ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Ron Wyden, the top Democrat on the the Finance Committee, accused the chairmen of their respective committees — Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa — of pushing Russian disinformation to help President Trump win his reelection campaign against the former vice president. Peters called the GOP findings, which alleges the Obama administration turned a blind eye to the "glaring warning signs" when the younger Biden joined the board...
    Madison Summers September 23, 2020 0 Comments Several top leaders’ names made the list this year as the Time magazine published its annual “100 Most Influential People of 2020” post. Among those who were selected to be the most influential of this year include pioneers, artists, leaders, titans, and icons. Some of the people selected: President Donald Trump, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Chief Justice John Roberts, and Attorney General William Barr. President Donald Trump The president made the list this year, and as Time’s senior White House correspondent Brian Bennett writes, “In nearly four years, his norm-shattering presidency has shown that a President willing to repeatedly slam through the guardrails can...
    Coronavirus deaths in the United States passed another disturbing milestone on Tuesday, with over 200,000 now dead from the virus. The latest daily update means the death toll reached the upper limit set by President Donald Trump for his administration to have done “a very good job” controlling the spread of COVID-19. As The Guardian reports, Trump said the number of deceased is “a shame,” before doubling down on blaming China for the pandemic. In March, Trump spoke at an official White House briefing and claimed a death toll between 100,000 and 200,000 would mean the government had handled the coronavirus outbreak well. As official data was released on Tuesday evening, Trump backed up his initial claim. Heading to an...
    President Trump on Thursday will “pay his respects” to the body of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the White House says. Ginsburg, who died Friday at 87, will lie in repose at the top of the stairs of the Supreme Court building on Wednesday and Thursday so mourners can pay their respects. “The President will pay his respects to the late justice on Thursday at the U.S. Supreme Court where she will be lying in repose,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement Wednesday morning. Trump praised Ginsburg on Friday night as an “amazing woman” who “led an amazing life,” and said he’s waiting for her memorial services to be over to name her successor. Trump on...
    Brooklyn Law School has announced the creation of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Chair to honor the life and legacy of the Supreme Court justice, who died Sept. 18. Professor Susan N. Herman, president of the American Civil Liberties Union, will be the inaugural Ruth Bader Ginsburg Professor of Law. The new faculty chair was announced by Michael T. Cahill, president, Joseph Crea Dean, and professor of law at Brooklyn Law School, Sept. 20, at a remembrance event at Brooklyn Borough Hall. “I am thrilled to be named the first occupant of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Chair at Brooklyn Law School,” said Herman. “RBG has been an inspiration and role model to me, another girl born in Brooklyn who followed her...
    Richardson to unveil signs for subway stations Assemblymember Diana Richardson (D-Crown Heights-Prospect-Lefferts Gardens-Wingate-Flatbush) will be unveiling some new signage for the Franklin Avenue and President Street Subway Stations in honor of Medgar Evers College. “Following an outpouring of community concerns about the naming of two subway stations in our district, I introduced legislation that called for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to rename President Street subway station, ‘President Street – Medgar Evers College’ station and to rename the Franklin Avenue subway station, ‘Franklin Avenue – Medgar Evers College’ station,” she said.  The event is slated to take place on Thursday, Oct. 1. Ginsburg left lasting impression at Madison
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday bashed Catholic supporters of President Trump ahead of his appearance at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. Speaking at an event hosted by the liberal nun activist Sister Simone Campbell, Pelosi expressed "dismay" that the NCPB invited Trump to deliver the keynote address at its annual event. "What would Christ do? We always say that," Pelosi said. "Well, there's a big difference between what Christ would do and what they're honoring this morning." When introducing Pelosi, Campbell said that her event, though taking place "in the shadow" of the NCPB, was intended to combat the "all-too-flawed, narrow, and politically opportunistic view of our faith" that the president's Catholic supporters take. Campbell, who has been investigated...
    President Donald Trump is expected to deliver remarks on Wednesday to honor veterans of the The Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba in April 1961. The president also tweeted that he will give remarks about Hispanic Heritage Month. The event is slated to begin at 10 a.m. in Washington D.C. and it will be livestreamed in this article. If there is not a livestream available, check back at a later time. Bay of Pigs Veterans & Hispanic Heritage Remarks as past honoree. White House East Room. 11 AM. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2020 Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    President Donald Trump’s aides have revealed exactly why they could not inform him of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death during his campaign rally in Minnesota. As news began to circulate about Ginsburg’s death, Trump had just taken the stage to speak in Bemidji, MN. However, Trump had no knowledge of passing, and though some rallygoers attempted to yell the news to the president, he was unable to hear the news. Now, New York Times correspondent Peter Baker is revealing why the president was not told. According to Baker, Trump’s loyal supporters might have cheered in the wake of Ginsburg’s passing. When news broke on Friday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died, President Trump was just five minutes into a campaign...
    By NANCY BENAC, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — They were two men in Manhattan who craved the same thing: validation. One was a brash, young real estate developer looking to put his stamp on New York, the other a disgraced elder statesman bent on repairing his reputation. That’s how a thirty-something Donald Trump and a seventy-ish Richard Nixon struck up a decade-long, fulsome correspondence in the 1980s that meandered from football and real estate to Vietnam and media strategy. The letters between once and future presidents, revealed for the first time in an exhibit that opens Thursday at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, show the two men engaged in something of an exercise in mutual affirmation. The museum...
    Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump argues full Supreme Court needed to settle potential election disputes Press: Notorious RBG vs Notorious GOP The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Washington on edge amid SCOTUS vacancy MORE (R-Texas) blocked a resolution honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgPelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare House passes bill to avert shutdown Democrats urge Biden to resist filibuster, court-packing calls MORE on Tuesday, objecting to language about her reported dying wish that her successor not be chosen until a new president is installed. "All the kind words and lamentations about Justice Ginsburg from the Republican majority will be totally empty if those Republicans ignore her dying...
    Kyiv, Ukraine — President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus assumed his sixth term of office Wednesday during an inauguration ceremony that officials did not announce in advance after weeks of mass protests against the authoritarian leader's reelection, which opposition activists maintain was rigged. State news agency Belta reported that the swearing-in ceremony took place in the capital of Minsk with several hundred top government officials, lawmakers, representatives of media organizations and other prominent figures present. Lukashenko, 66, took an oath in Belarusian with his right hand on the country's Constitution, and the head of the country's central election commission handed him the official ID card of the president of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko takes the oath of office as Belarusian President...
    Colleagues, friends and admirers will begin paying their final respects Wednesday to the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.    Ginsburg’s casket will be brought to the Supreme Court building Wednesday morning for a private ceremony in the Great Hall, attended by her family and her fellow justices.  The casket will then be moved to the building’s front steps and lie in repose for public viewing until Thursday, resting on the same wooden platform built for the casket of President Abraham Lincoln after his assassination in 1865.    A further tribute will occur Friday when Ginsburg will be taken across the street to the U.S. Capitol, where she will lie in state in the building’s Statuary Hall, making her the...
    (CNN)Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday hit back at President Donald Trump after he disparaged her during a campaign rally, falsely implying that she's not American."Firstly, this is my country & I am a member of the House that impeached you," Omar wrote on Twitter. "Secondly, I fled civil war when I was 8. An 8-year-old doesn't run a country even though you run our country like one."Omar was one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress in 2018 and won the Democratic primary race for a second term last month. Born in Somalia, she and her family fled civil war in their country and sought asylum in the United States in 1995. Omar became an American citizen...
    President Trump on Thursday will “pay his respects” to the body of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the White House says. Ginsburg, who died Friday at 87, will lie in repose at the top of the stairs of the Supreme Court building on Wednesday and Thursday so mourners can pay their respects. “The President will pay his respects to the late justice on Thursday at the U.S. Supreme Court where she will be lying in repose,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement Wednesday morning. Trump praised Ginsburg on Friday night as an “amazing woman” who “led an amazing life,” and said he’s waiting for her memorial services to be over to name her successor. Trump on...
    Attorney General Bill Barr will be honored for his “Christlike behavior” at Wednesday’s National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, according to Roman Catholic Sister, author, and anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean. The National Catholic Prayer Breakfast will present an award to Attorney General Barr for “Christlike behavior” tomorrow morning. A.G. Barr has ordered the executions of six men with at least one more on the calendar. What is “Christlike” about using discretionary power to kill? — Sister Helen Prejean (@helenprejean) September 23, 2020 The federal government executed William LeCroy tonight and plans to execute Christopher Vialva on Thursday. Tomorrow, the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast will present an award to the Attorney General and the President will speak to the group....
    Pat Rileys process with Heat: Scouting and evaluating rather than tanking and losing The 50 Craziest, Most Bizarre Laws in Every State Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/8 SLIDES © lev radin / Shutterstock.com 5 Ways Joe Biden Wants Social Security to Change Social Security: It might be one of the hottest topics of this presidential campaign season. But when anyone can post anything on social media and even the candidates themselves have hurled falsehoods at each other, it can be seemingly impossible to tell where a candidate stands, especially on a...
    North Carolina is among the swing states that reporters will be keeping an especially close eye on between now and November 3. Polls have been showing a close presidential race in North Carolina, which is also where incumbent GOP Sen. Thom Tillis and his Democratic challenger, Cal Cunningham, are battling for a U.S. Senate seat. And North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race, according to Associated Press reporter Gary D. Robertson, has become even more intense following the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18. President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are pushing for a Supreme Court nominee to be confirmed as quickly as possible, and Democrats are furious with McConnell because of his...
    (CNN)Speaking to a crowd of supporters in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump leveled a massive -- and totally unproven -- allegation against former Vice President Joe Biden.Here's the conspiracy theory, in its entirety:"This guy doesn't have a clue. He doesn't know where the hell he is and they'll give him a shot of something. I don't know. He's going to get something. He'll be -- you know because I watch him so badly. He performed so badly in the debates and then with Bernie, he was average, not great, but he got through. And I said what the hell is he taking? And we'd like to ask him and I said that. We want a drug test. We...
    Washington — As President Trump and Senate Republicans fend off attacks from Democrats for proceeding with the confirmation of a new Supreme Court justice just weeks before Election Day, an oft-repeated argument in favor of moving forward has been the historical precedent for filling a vacancy during an election year. "There have been 29 times a vacancy opened during an election year or prior to an inauguration. Twenty-nine times. That's a lot," Mr. Trump told a crowd of supporters in North Carolina on Saturday. "Every single time, the sitting president made a nomination. That included — did you ever hear of George Washington? Did you ever hear of Thomas Jefferson? Or how about the great Abraham Lincoln?"  Indeed, there have...
    The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Tuesday that the world has become increasingly defined by the “great fracture” between Washington and Beijing. In a doom-laden speech, he said the United States and China are “moving in a very dangerous direction,” with divisions based on trade and technology that could easily escalate into a military conflict. “We must do everything to avoid a new Cold War. We are moving in a very dangerous direction,” Guterres told the largely virtual summit. “Our world cannot afford a future where the two largest economies split the globe in a great fracture.” He added, “A technological and economic divide risks inevitably turning into a geo-strategic and...
    Ethan Miller/Getty Images Moments after President Donald Trump began speaking at a rally in Bemidji, MN on Friday, the news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing become public. Yet for the duration of his speech, the president was not informed. Now, a new report explains why Trump was kept in the dark. According to The New York Times, the decision not to tell Trump about the Justice’s passing was a conscious one — made by aides who were afraid of how the crowd would react to the news. From Times correspondent Peter Baker: When news broke on Friday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died, President Trump was just five minutes into a campaign rally in Minnesota and...
    The coffin of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg arrived at the Supreme Court Wednesday morning where she will lie in repose for two days at the place she served for 27 years. President Donald Trump will join the thousands of expected mourners when he pays his respects with a Thursday visit.  'The President will pay his respects to the late justice on Thursday at the U.S. Supreme Court where she will be lying in repose,' White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said in a statement. Thousands are expected at the Supreme Court building on Wednesday and Thursday when Ginsburg's coffin lies on the front steps for public viewing. Ginsburg's coffin, draped in the American flag, was carried up the...
    President Trump intends to visit the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg while she lies in repose at the Supreme Court. “The President will pay his respects to the late justice on Thursday at the U.S. Supreme Court where she will be lying in repose," White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere told reporters on Wednesday The casket arrived at the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning where a private ceremony is being held for her family and friends. Ginsburg, who died on Friday at the age of 87 due to complications from cancer, will lie in repose under the Portico at the top of the front steps to allow for public viewing outdoors on Wednesday or Thursday. A private...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – President Trump will deliver remarks in honor of Bay of Pigs veterans on Wednesday morning. In April 1961, under the leadership of the new Kennedy administration, the CIA directed and funded Cuban exiles’ to invade Cuba, in an effort to topple the communist regime lead by Fidel Castro. At the time, there was a strong fear of the Soviet Union.  The training camps were set up in Guatemala and the leader of the group would be Jose Miro Cardona. If the invasion had succeeded, Cardona was set to take over the provisional presidency of Cuba, according to the JFK Library. But, the mission’s secrecy was blown early on and the landing point at the Bay...
    ILHAN Omar has lashed out at Donald Trump and bragged about impeaching him after his rally remarks. The president slammed Omar during his rally on Tuesday night at Moon Township, Pennsylvania. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 2Ilhan Omar lashed out following the president's remarksCredit: AFP - Getty "She's telling us how to run our country!" Trump said. "How did you do where you came from? How is your country doing?" After the footage surfaced on Twitter, the Democrat responded by retweeting the footage and scathingly brought up the president's impeachment. "Firstly, this is my country & I am a member of the House that impeached you," Omar wrote. "Secondly,...
    Scores of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s former law clerks stood on the steps of the Supreme Court on Wednesday to receive the flag-draped casket of the feminist icon and liberal stalwart as she returned for the last time to the building where she served for 27 years until her death last Friday. Friends, family and court officials will hold a private ceremony in the court’s Great Hall on Wednesday morning before Ginsburg lies in repose on the front steps of the building for the next two days. On Friday, Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the high court, will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall of the US Capitol. A formal ceremony will also be held on...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?' MORE is rolling out a slate of ads in swing states featuring small business owners in the hopes of hitting President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE on one of his strongest issues – the economy. The former vice president’s campaign announced Wednesday morning it is launching TV and...
    By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects at the Supreme Court to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the women’s rights champion, leader of the court’s liberal bloc and feminist icon who died last week. Even with the court closed to the public because of the coronavirus pandemic and Washington already consumed with talk of Ginsburg’s replacement, the justice’s former colleagues, family, close friends and the public will have the chance Wednesday and Thursday to pass by the casket of the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Ginsburg’s flag-draped casket arrived at the court at 9:30 a.m. and was carried into the court’s Great Hall, past her former law clerks...
    By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects at the Supreme Court to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the women’s rights champion, leader of the court’s liberal bloc and feminist icon who died last week. Even with the court closed to the public because of the coronavirus pandemic and Washington already consumed with talk of Ginsburg’s replacement, the justice’s former colleagues, family, close friends and the public will have the chance Wednesday and Thursday to pass by the casket of the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. The sad occasion is expected to bring together the remaining eight justices for the first time since the building was closed in March...
    Ahead of the first presidential debate scheduled for next week, Brett O'Donnell, a top political debate coach, discussed the factors that could derail Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. “[Biden] has not done any tough interviews in this campaign so far, whether or not he can handle the toughest of interviews, a presidential debate, being attacked by the president and also tough questions from Chris Wallace in that first debate remains to be seen,” O'Donnell told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday. “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace was selected to moderate the first presidential debate scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Case Western University and the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. The format for the first showdown calls for six 15-minute-long segments – with each segment dedicated...
    The subject: coronavirus. The status: urgent. The solutions: as diverse as the nations they lead. With the 75th annual U.N. General Assembly reduced to recorded speeches because of the pandemic, leaders are using this week as an opportunity to depict the pandemic from the vantage points of their nations and themselves — and present their visions of efforts to fight the virus and advocate what they believe must be done. A smattering of myriad ideas from speeches on Tuesday, the first day of the general debate: — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa called for a suspension of interest payments on African nations’ debt and renewed focus on eradicating global poverty. — Chilean President Sebastián Piñera called on powerful nations to...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 8:15 p.m. The president of Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, is calling for the “uninhibited supply of safe and effective coronavirus vaccines for all.” African nations have been outspoken in seeking the equitable distribution of any COVID-19 vaccine, while watching anxiously as some of the world’s richest countries strike deals with pharmaceutical companies to secure millions of doses of potential vaccines. President Muhammadu Buhari warns that if the United Nations can’t marshal an inclusive response to the pandemic, then it “would have failed in its core mission of giving expression, direction and solution to the yearnings of the international community.” The U.N.’s health agency,...
    Despite President Trump's taunts of Joe Biden for not releasing a list of potential Supreme Court nominees, Senate Democrats say their party's presidential nominee is better off holding back. Trump in 2016 pioneered the practice of releasing a list of prospective Supreme Court nominees in advance, which he and his advisers credit with winning over swaths of conservative voters for whom the judiciary is a top issue. His two Supreme Court nominees to date, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, were both on versions of Trump's list during the campaign and then once he reached the White House. The Trump administration is taking a similar approach in finding a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal icon...
    Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel thinks that the GOP senators pushing to replace Former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are only doing so because they know President Donald Trump will lose the election in November. Kimmel, who took the summer off, was back in his Los Angeles studio this week to share his prediction with his viewers, but before discussing the Supreme Court Justice vacancy, he urged his fans to vote on National Registration Day.  “If you don’t register, you can’t vote, and if you don’t vote, you won’t get a sticker. And also, there’s a psychotic individual in the White House who could use some removing right now,” he said before joking that we’re “only 42 days away from Donald Trump refusing...
    Donald Trump is the biggest loser. While he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may get a chance to ram through another justice on the Supreme Court before the November election, it may not do them much good. The Trump administration is losing case after case in federal courts. Even judges appointed by Republican presidents are ruling against Trump in most of the cases that have been filed by state attorneys general and other plaintiffs challenging actions taken by Trump agencies. Administrations usually win 70% of the cases brought against them, but Team Trump has won only about 16% of the 132 decided lawsuits. These figures include 14 of 83 lawsuits about environment, energy and natural resources; seven of 53 lawsuits...
    House Democrats unveiled a sweeping package of government reforms Monday aimed at curbing future abuses of power by a president and strengthening congressional oversight powers, in response to the conflicts they've had with the Trump administration in the last three years.  The legislation, called the "Protecting Our Democracy Act," wouldn't pass the Republican-controlled Senate even if it were to pass the House before the end of the current Congress, but it is among the bills Democrats have prepared, should they recapture the Senate and White House this November. It would complement H.R.1, another reform package targeting voting rights, campaign finance and government ethics House Democrats passed in 2019.  The committee chairs who authored the legislation say it will prevent future abuses...
    (CNN)Senate Republicans on Wednesday issued a partisan report attacking Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden over his role on the board of a Ukrainian energy company but says little about the former vice president beyond the long-known potential conflict of interest issues that arose because of Hunter's position.The report was released fewer than two months before the presidential election and days before the first debate between Biden and President Donald Trump.The report focuses largely on Hunter Biden's role on the board of Burisma, the Ukrainian energy firm. The report says concerns were raised inside the Obama administration and with Biden directly about the potential issues surrounding Hunter Biden's position. But the Republicans do not write that US policy changed...
    (CNN)No one would ever say that the political marriage between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump is a match made in heaven. It's nothing like that, and nothing near love. It's more an arranged marriage between two cold-blooded politicians whose goals often coincide. Nothing more, nothing less.Except now, the men need each other, maybe more than ever -- and each will do whatever it takes to get another conservative on the Supreme Court.For Trump, the rationale is simple: He believes the debate over replacing the late Justice Antonin Scalia helped him win in 2016. And he is convinced it will help him again, although he may be very wrong about that. For McConnell, this is not about...
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump will be holding a rally in the southeastern Virginia city of Newport News. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Friday evening's rally will be at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. The campaign stop will fall in between visits in to Florida and Pennsylvania. Newport News is not far from the border of North Carolina, which is considered a key battleground state. The last time the president was in Virginia's Hampton Roads region was in March when a Navy hospital ship set off for New York to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Virginia
    Between the coronavirus pandemic, civil unrest in major U.S. cities, huge anti-racism protests, bitter political divisions, a heated Supreme Court battle and President Donald Trump’s ruthless voter suppression efforts, the United States’ 2020 presidential election is turning out to be even more chaotic than the elections of 2000 and 1968. Trump has a devoted loyalist in U.S. Attorney General William Barr, and former federal prosecutor Barbara McQuade discusses the effect he could have on the 2020 election in a disturbing op-ed published in the Washington Post on September 22. “William P. Barr sounds more like a far-right-wing news pundit lately than the nation’s attorney general when he’s discussing politics and the coming election,” McQuade warns. “The difference is that unlike...
    Niyi Fote/ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.President Trump built on his record of praising and promoting violence against the media on Tuesday, relishing the scene of a reporter getting thrown like “a little bag of popcorn” as a “beautiful sight.”  “They threw him aside like he was a little bag of popcorn,” Trump told supporters at a rally in Pennsylvania. “But I mean honestly, when you watch the crap that we’ve all had to take so long…when you see it, it’s actually a beautiful sight.”  While the comments drew laughs from the crowd, it was Trump who appeared most pleased while recounting scenes of journalists in physical...
    PHOENIX -- Cindy McCain has endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president in a rebuke of President Donald Trump by the widow of the Republican Party's 2008 nominee.Trump has had a fraught relationship with John McCain's family since he disparaged the Arizona senator during the 2016 campaign. But the family has until now stopped short of endorsing Trump's rivals.Cindy McCain cited the decadeslong friendship between her family and Biden's and their bond as the parents of children serving in the military."He supports the troops and knows what it means for someone who has served," McCain told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Tuesday. "Not only to love someone who has served, but understands what it means to send a child...
    DONALD Trump has mocked the MSNBC reporter Ali Velshi again and said it was a "beautiful sight" to see him hit by a rubber bullet. The president singled out the journalist during his Moon Township, Pennsylvania, rally on Tuesday. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 2Ali Velshi was hit back in JuneCredit: MSNBC Trump incorrectly said that Velshi worked for CNN and that he was struck by a gas canister, but the MSNBC reporter was actually hit by a rubber bullet in June while covering the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis. "Remember that beautiful sight? The street was a mess. That idiot reporter from CNN got hit with a canister of...
    CNN anchor Anderson Cooper attacked President Donald Trump Tuesday night for his comments at a rally in Ohio on Monday saying the coronavirus “affects virtually nobody.” During the rally, Trump said, “It affects elderly people, elderly people with heart problems and other problems. If they have other problems, that’s what it really affects, that’s it. You know, in some states thousands of people, nobody young. Below the age of 18, like nobody. They have a strong immune system. Who knows? Take your hat off to the young, because they have a hell of an immune system. But it affects virtually nobody. It’s an amazing thing.” Cooper replied, “It affects elderly people. That’s it, he says. Among anyone else, it affects...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Gov. Gavin Newsom isn’t to blame for state’s fires I’m confused as to why people like Chris Panasuk (“What’s Newsom’s plan for next wildfire season?” Sept. 15) sound like they are blaming Gov. Gavin Newsom for the fires and response in California. Newsom isn’t to blame for the fires, limited and overworked responders, and resources, any more than he’s responsible for climate change and global warming. If you watched President Trump in Sacramento discussing and denying the reason for fires (forest clearing mismamagement) and stating he doesn’t believe in science and reassuring us “it’s getting cooler,” you’d know what the real problem is. Four more...
    Cindy McCain made the media rounds Wednesday morning to discuss her recent endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden and rare crossing of party lines. During an appearance on Good Morning America, the widowed wife of Senator John McCain was confronted by anchor George Stephanopoulos about a dismissive tweet sent early Wednesday morning by President Donald Trump. Ms. McCain’s endorsement of Biden over Trump was not terribly surprising, except that it, of course, flouts the famous 11th commandment made famous by President Ronald Reagan that “thou shalt speak ill of any fellow Republican.” Ms. McCain might be forgiven by steadfast members of the GOP for breaking that rule, as her late husband has long been a victim of Trump’s animus and,...