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    It took just minutes after the announcement of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death for Republicans and Democrats to begin fighting over whether President Donald Trump should nominate a judge to fill the new vacancy on the high court and whether the Senate should consider whomever Trump nominates. Citing the so-called "McConnell Rule," Democrats have claimed that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) should wait until after the election to consider filing the vacancy. For example, Ian Sams, a former aide to Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris, said, "No SCOTUS justice before the election. McConnell rule." No SCOTUS justice before the election. McConnell rule. https://t.co/nFoXuX9qwr — Ian Sams (@Ian Sams)1600472233.0 But McConnell was quick to announce Friday...
    Law enforcement agents intercepted a package addressed to the White House containing the toxic poison ricin earlier this week according to CNN and the New York Times.  The package was addressed to President Donald Trump. A facility outside the White House typically screens all mail before it is delivered to the White House. An official speaking to the New York Times said the letter is believed to have been sent from Canada. An attempt to mail ricin to President Trump was also intercepted in October 2018. William Clyde Allen, a former Naval officer was arrested by the FBI for mailing ricin filled letters to Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, and FBI Director Chris...
    U.S. President Donald J. Trump speaks to the press during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on September 16, 2020 in Washington, DC.Alex Wong | Getty Images A letter that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin was detected at an off-site facility that screens mail addressed to the White House, law enforcement officials told NBC News Saturday.  The letter tested positive in both a field test and a laboratory test, one official said, according to NBC News. It's unclear when the letter was intercepted.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement that the Secret Service, and U.S. Postal Inspection Service are investigating the origins of the letter. The letter...
    A package containing the poison ricin and addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted by law enforcement earlier this week, according to two law enforcement officials. Two tests were done to confirm the presence of ricin. All mail for the White House is sorted and screened at an offsite facility before reaching the White House. The FBI and Secret Service are investigating the matter. Ricin is a highly toxic compound extracted from castor beans that has been used in terror plots. It can be used in powder, pellet, mist or acid form. If ingested, it causes nausea, vomiting and internal bleeding of the stomach and intestines, followed by failure of the liver, spleen and kidneys, and death by collapse of...
    A package containing the poison ricin and addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted by law enforcement earlier this week, two law enforcement officials told CNN. All packages addressed to the White House are sorted and screened at a secure offsite facility prior to delivery. Developing story, more to follow. The Secret Service has intercepted a package addressed to Trump containing deadly ricin
    BEMIDJI, Minnesota (AP) — Minutes into yet another Donald Trump campaign rally, the world got word that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died. But no one told the president. No one passed him a note. No one whispered in his ear. And so Trump continued with his wide-ranging rally speech, seemingly oblivious to the seismic news that was shaking Washington and gradually filtering through the crowd in front of him as cellphones spread the word. Over the next 90 minutes, Trump claimed that Minnesota would be flooded with refugees if Democrat Joe Biden won the White House. He lashed out at liberal freshmen Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar. He talked Big Ten football. And toward the end of...
    By AAMER MADHANI and WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press BEMIDJI, Minnesota (AP) — Minutes into yet another Donald Trump campaign rally, the world got word that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died. But no one told the president. No one passed him a note. No one whispered in his ear. And so Trump continued with his wide-ranging rally speech, seemingly oblivious to the seismic news that was shaking Washington and gradually filtering through the crowd in front of him as cellphones spread the word. Over the next 90 minutes, Trump claimed that Minnesota would be flooded with refugees if Democrat Joe Biden won the White House. He lashed out at liberal freshmen Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar. He talked...
    BEMIDJI, Minn. – Minutes into yet another Donald Trump campaign rally, the world got word that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died. But no one told the president. No one passed him a note. No one whispered in his ear. And so Trump continued with his wide-ranging rally speech, seemingly oblivious to the seismic news that was shaking Washington and gradually filtering through the crowd in front of him as cellphones spread the word. Over the next 90 minutes, Trump claimed that Minnesota would be flooded with refugees if Democrat Joe Biden won the White House. He lashed out at liberal freshmen Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar. He talked Big Ten football. And toward the end of his...
    President Donald Trump will put forth a nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away Friday evening from complications of pancreatic cancer, “in the coming days,” according to sources that spoke to ABC News. As the Daily Wire reported Friday evening, the 87-year-old Justice Ginsburg passed away “from complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” according to the Supreme Court. “Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature,” Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement. “We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a tired and resolute champion of justice.” Speculation turned immediately to the vacancy...
    White House efforts to help Donald Trump politically before the 2020 presidential election prevented American’s seniors from receiving $150 billion in prescription drug price relief. “After months of heated accusations and painstaking negotiations, the White House and the pharmaceutical industry neared agreement late last month on a plan to make good on President Trump’s longstanding promise to lower drug prices. The drug companies would spend $150 billion to address out-of-pocket consumer costs and would even pick up the bulk of the co-payments that older Americans shoulder in Medicare’s prescription drug program,” The New York Times reported Saturday. “Then the agreement collapsed. The breaking point, according to four people familiar with the discussions: Mark Meadows, Mr. Trump’s chief of staff, insisted the drug makers...
    Many Puerto Ricans relocated to Florida after Hurricane Maria and could be key in deciding the outcome of the critical swing state. Donald Trump on Friday claimed he was the "best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico," despite personally blocking funding to the U.S. territory for years, even as the island tried to rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Maria in 2017. At a White House news conference, Trump announced a new aid package supposedly intended to help Puerto Rico's recovery process. The money, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement earlier on Friday, will be used to "replace thousands of miles of transmission and distribution...
    MOSINEE, Wis. -- President Donald Trump stepped up his rhetoric on cultural issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters as he tries to repeat his path to victory four years ago.Making his fifth visit to the pivotal battleground state this year, Trump views success in the state's less-populated counties as critical to another term. He held a rally Thursday evening in Mosinee, in central Wisconsin, an area of the state that shifted dramatically toward Republicans in 2016, enabling Trump to overcome even greater deficits in urban and suburban parts of the state.Trump has increasingly used his public appearances to elevate cultural issues important to his generally whiter and older base, as he hinges his campaign on turning out...
    In mid-July, with many polls showing a blowout lead for Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the presidential race, Fox News host Chris Wallace pressed his television show guest, President Donald Trump, to "give a direct answer" on whether he would accept the outcome of November's presidential election. Trump demurred. "I have to see. Look … I have to see," the president replied. "No, I'm not going to just say yes." [ READ: The Counties to Watch in Election 2020 ]Trump's reply angered many critics, who called it anti-democratic, and it served to inject another layer of uncertainty into an election process that's also been shaken by COVID-19, the administration's attacks on the U.S. Postal Service, and persistent Russian meddling, among other issues....
    A Wisconsin man has filed a federal lawsuit after he was handcuffed and detained while moving into his new home when one of his neighbors called police.  In his suit, filed on Monday in US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, Keonte Furdge, 23, who is black, named the city of Monona and two officers, Jared Wedig and Luke Wunsch. On June 2, officers, who arrived while Furdge and a friend were moving in, said they received a call from a neighbor, who was suspicious that the men were on the porch. Furdge was placed in handcuffs and, after police learned he was living in the home with permission from the former owner's son, he was released and...
    OLIVIA Troye is a former adviser to Vice President Mike Pence. She was recently let go from her role at the White House for not being able to "keep up with her day-to-day duties." 4Former White House adviser Olivia TroyeCredit: Reuters Despite being a Republican, she is openly against President Donald Trump, and claims she will vote for Biden in the next election. Who is Olivia Troye? Olivia Troye worked for Vice President Mike Pence at the White House for two years as a special adviser for homeland security and counterterrorism issues. 4Troye worked at the White House for two yearsCredit: AFP or licensors She is a member of the anti-Trump group Republican Voters Against Trump. She was recently featured...
     Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association    Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Thankfully, it is Friday. We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators, and readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 194,081; Tuesday, 194,536; Wednesday, 195,942; Thursday, 196,802; Friday, 197,643. Global cases of COVID-19 now exceed 30 million. Washington’s debate about enacting additional help for Americans suffering during a pandemic and economic downturn has become a bit like...
    The controversial guidance for testing for coronavirus as published on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website was not approved by the agency's scientists, it has been revealed.   Officials told the New York Times that the advice published August 24 was seen by CDC experts for review but was rewritten only by the Department of Human and Health Services and quietly made public.  The new advice sparked controversy and was slammed by public health experts for suggesting that a person without coronavirus symptoms does not need to be tested, even if they have had known contact with an infected person.     Thursday's report sparked further concerns as to the independence of the CDC after Politico reported last week that political appointees...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden falsely claimed that President Donald Trump held the Bible upside down when he stood outside St. John’s Church. Biden made the comments during Thursday’s drive-in style town hall on CNN, referencing the president’s surprise visit to the church in June after several nights of protests and riots had left the church and other nearby buildings vandalized and burned. (RELATED: President Trump Walks Out Of White House, Holds Up Bible In Front Of St. John’s Church Amid Protests) In addition to claiming that he had held the Bible upside down, Biden alleged that Trump had returned to the White House and taken refuge in a bunker after taking a photo outside the church. WATCH: “A...
    The gender pay gap within the White House is reportedly worse than the national average, according to an analysis by nonprofit news organization The 19th. Analysis by the website found salaries in President Trump's White House had a $33,300 difference between the median salary for male staffers and the median salary for female staffers. This year, male staffers earned a median salary of around $106,000, and female staffers' median was about $72,700. The statistics indicate women working for the administration make around 69 cents on the male dollar, which is less than the national gender pay gap of 82 cents on the dollar. Still, both the national numbers and the White House numbers reflect the "raw" gender pay gap, which does not...
    The United Nations General Assembly typically draws world leaders and philanthropists from all around the globe, packing New York City with their entourages. At the 75th edition of the annual event, however, there may only be one — President Donald Trump — attending live, or, more likely, none at all. The “Will he? Won’t he?” intrigue surrounding Trump’s appearance at the U.N., an institution he has frequently antagonized, is injecting drama or distraction — depending on your perspective — into this year’s muted gathering. Trump has been signaling interest in delivering his annual General Assembly speech in person as far back as July. “This is the 75th anniversary (of the U.N.), so it makes it even more special,” Kelly Craft,...
    Michelle Obama says she and former President Barack Obama 'could’ve never gotten away with some of the stuff going on now' in the White House in her latest podcast episode. The former First Lady reflected on race and the expectations of black America during her husband's presidency in new episode of her Spotify podcast Wednesday. 'When we were in the White House, we could've never gotten away with some of the stuff that's going on now, not because of the public, but our community wouldn't have accepted that,' Obama said in the pocast. 'You worked, you did your best every day. You showed up,' she added. Michelle Obama says she and former President Barack Obama 'could’ve never gotten away with...
    FORMER First Lady Michelle Obama says she and Barack “could’ve never gotten away with” what the Trump administration does. Michelle made the remarks while speaking with her mom, Marian Robinson, 83, and brother, Craig Robinson, in the finale episode of her Spotify podcast released this week. 7Michelle Obama said on her podcast that the Obama administration 'could've never gotten away with' what the Trump White House doesCredit: Handout - Getty "When we were in the White House, we could've never gotten away with some of the stuff that's going on now,” she told her family of President Donald Trump living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. “Not because of the public, but our community wouldn't have accepted that. You worked, you...
    The Alliance Defending Freedom has been designated an anti-LGBTQ hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Mike Pence met on Tuesday with members of the group Alliance Defending Freedom at the White House. Pence tweeted a photo of himself at a table with members of the group, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has identified as an anti-LGBTQ hate group, and wrote that he was "honored" to meet with them, saying: "This Administration is committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, and the sanctity of human life across this great Nation!"  People affiliated with the Alliance Defending Freedom have made numerous anti-LGBTQ statements over the years. Last year, the...
    White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows portrayed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head as out of the loop on the heels of Dr. Robert Redfield saying coronavirus vaccines wouldn't be readily available until mid-2021.  'I'm not saying he's not part of the process, I'm saying he's not closest to the decision making as it relates to the clinical 3 trials and the distribution thereof,' Meadows told reporters outside the White House Thursday.  Meadows was echoing comments made by President Donald Trump at Wednesday's press briefing, as the president pushed back on the two sound bites that came out of Redfield's testimony earlier in the day before a Senate committee.  White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows...
    A USPS mail worker wearing a mask poses in his truck while it rains as the state of New Jersey continues Stage 2 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on August 13, 2020 in Ventnor City, New Jersey.Alexi Rosenfeld | Getty Images The U.S. Postal Service had drafted a press release announcing plans to send 650 million masks out across the U.S. early in the coronavirus crisis, but the White House ultimately abandoned the plan, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The plan would have sent a pack of five reusable masks to every residential address in the country, the Post reported, citing one of thousands of internal post office documents obtained by watchdog group American...
    President Donald Trump is expected to deliver remarks on the White House Conference on American History Thursday afternoon. The event is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. and it will be livestreamed in this article. If there is not a livestream available, check back at a later time. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    Barack Obama's long-awaited and much-anticipated memoir will be published on November 17 - two weeks after this year's presidential election, it was announced Thursday. His reflections on his life and his presidency will come in two parts. 'A Promised Land' is volume one and will trace his life from his childhood through his first term in the White House, culminating in the death of Osama bin Laden, his publisher Penguin Random House announced on Thursday. The book clocks in at 768 pages and will include two 16-page photographic inserts. It will sell for $45.  Obama and his wife Michelle sold the rights to their memoirs for an advance reported to be as high as $65 million in 2017; her Becoming has already...
    Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaOvernight Defense: House to vote on military justice bill spurred by Vanessa Guillén death | Biden courts veterans after Trump's military controversies Biden courts veterans amid fallout from Trump military controversies The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's rally risk | Biden ramps up legal team | Biden hits Trump over climate policy MORE says as Black Americans, she and former President Obama "never could've gotten away with some of the stuff that's going on now" in the White House because their "community wouldn't have accepted that." The former first lady opened up about race in an episode of her eponymous Spotify podcast released this week. Speaking with her mother, Marian Robinson, and her brother, Craig Robinson, in...
    Back in April as coronavirus was exploding across the country, the U.S. Postal Service had a plan to send five reusable facemasks to every home across the country. The White House killed the plan. “USPS leaders drafted a news release announcing plans to distribute 650 million masks nationwide, enough to offer five face coverings to every American household,” The Washington Post reports. “This unprecedented undertaking is being done in partnership with the White House Coronavirus Task Force,” the press release reads, “and a consortium of textile manufacturers.” It called the project a “critical national initiative.” The hardest hit areas would be the first to receive them. “The service specifically identified Orleans and Jefferson parishes in Louisiana as the first areas to receive face coverings,...
    (CNN)Pete Souza became an unlikely political figure, stepping out from his behind-the-scenes role as official White House photographer and into the spotlight with Instagram posts jabbing President Trump, which became the book "Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents." That provides the foundation for a documentary, "The Way I See It," which offers an insider's view of Barack Obama presidency through Souza's unerring lens.Souza served as a photographer in the Reagan White House before he was approached about chronicling Obama's terms -- a job with its own fascinating background that he approached, Souza says here, as "a historian with a camera," constantly thinking of "mood, emotion, context."For Souza, that spanned the gamut of experiences, from the killing of Osama bin Laden...
    VIDEO1:1901:19Emirati minister says the UAE and Israel have much to learn from each otherCapital Connection SINGAPORE — The Middle East will benefit from the bilateral deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, the Emirati minister of economy said this week. "Both nations will bring different mindsets to the table, different advantages, and I think the whole region will benefit from this agreement," Abdulla bin Touq told CNBC's Hadley Gamble on Wednesday. His comments follow a ceremony at the White House where Bahrain and the UAE held a signing ceremony with Israel. In August, the UAE became the third Arab country to open diplomatic ties with Israel in a U.S.-brokered deal. Bahrain followed, normalizing relations last week. Egypt and Jordan established normal ties with...
    Sarah K Burris September 16, 2020 11:38PM (UTC) if you want to know, come work here at the White House,”  McEnany told CNN’s Kaitlan Collins.  President Donald Trump's ABC town hall event teased a healthcare plan that he has been promising for months. The plan was then confirmed Wednesday by White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who acknowledged the plan but said that Americans and the press couldn't have access to it. In 2015, Trump promised that the GOP would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. In an appearance on Sean Hannity's radio show, he claimed the replacement would be "something great," but five years later, the plan still hasn't been revealed to the public....
    Democratic socialist and "squad" member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) believes the far left of the Democratic Party will be able to push former Vice President Joe Biden to enact some of their preferred polices, should the Democrats win the presidency. Ocasio-Cortez, who supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Democratic primary, told JustTheNews reporter Nick Ballasy she agrees with Sanders' reported concerns that Joe Biden is not progressive enough for the modern left. "Of course I do," Ocasio-Cortez said. "We're different people, and clearly I, in the primary, one of the reasons why I was supportive of Sen. Sanders was because of how progressive his stances are, but, you know, the primaries are over, and right now...
    Democratic nominee Joe Biden demanded 'transparency' from President Donald Trump in developing and distributing a coronavirus vaccine, as the White House has continued to push that one would be available to every American by the end of the year.  'So let me be clear, I trust vaccines. I trust the scientists. But I don't trust Donald Trump - and the American people can't either,' Biden said during a brief speech Wednesday afternoon from Wilmington, Delaware's Queen theater.   Biden floated that Trump could be fast-tracking a vaccine to help his re-election chances, noting that 'scientific breakthroughs don't care about calendars any more than the virus does.'  Democratic nominee Joe Biden demanded 'transparency' in the development and the distribution of a...
    Bill Gates said the Trump administration appointed Dr Scott Atlas as the new coronavirus adviser because he 'agrees' with the White House's 'crackpot theories.' In an interview with STAT News, the co-founder of Microsoft, whose foundation has committed $350 million for COVID-19 initiatives, criticized the federal government's response to the pandemic. This includes the hire of Atlas, a senior fellow at Stanford University's conservative Hoover Institution. Atlas has advocated for herd immunity, believes Americans should be exposed to the coronavirus as children and has questioned the effectiveness of masks.  'The administration's now hired this Stanford guy who has no background at all just because he agrees with their crackpot theories,' Gates said. Bill Gates criticized the hiring of Dr...
    Ole Miss football, Mississippi State football have been traded to the Big Ten.For the Big Ten to get football back, the White House had to negotiate an unprecedented trade. The Big Ten no longer claims home to Michigan football or Michigan State football, as they were traded to the SEC for Ole Miss football and Mississippi State football. The White House broke the news to us on Wednesday, as the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans join the SEC West, while the Ole Miss Rebels and the Mississippi Bulldogs have joined the Big Ten East. Big Ten football is BACK! ???? pic.twitter.com/bEYemfKqxm — The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 16, 2020 Which program stands to gain the most from this...
    Bradley Cortright September 16, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump has repeatedly said he is working on developing a healthcare plan and that it would be released within a few weeks. However, he has yet to unveil his plan. During a press conference on Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was asked about the details of Trump’s supposedly forthcoming healthcare plan. CNN’s Kaitlan Collins asked who was working on Trump’s healthcare plan, McEnany responded, “I’m not going to give you a readout of what our health care plan looks like and who’s working on it. If you want to know, come work here at the White House.” When Collins retorted that her question was about who was working on the...
    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday would not divulge details of a health care plan President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't think he could've done more to stop virus spread Conservative activist Lauren Witzke wins GOP Senate primary in Delaware Trump defends claim coronavirus will disappear, citing 'herd mentality' MORE has been promising for months, telling a reporter she should take a job in the White House to learn more about the proposal. Administration officials faced questions a day after Trump said at an ABC News town hall that the vague health care plan that he's been promising will be rolled out dating back to last year is "all ready." But three administration health officials have testified that they...
    (CNN)In the world according to Donald Trump, the years bring little change.Back in 1990, when he was an aspiring monarch in the Atlantic City gambling hierarchy, his Taj Mahal casino was a mess -- plagued by slot machines that didn't work. The casino control commission shut one-third of them down -- on opening night, no less. A complete disaster.But Trump, ever the con man, had a tale in mind. When asked about it by Larry King, he just lied. "The slots were so hot," he said "They blew apart...they were virtually on fire."And the constant lies continued, virtually on fire, for decades.Within the Trump organization -- and, by extension, within his White House -- the political alchemists try to spin...
    White House officials conducted more than 300 phone calls with individuals involved with the Big 10 to help bring football back. The B1G announced Wednesday that football would start October 23 after the season was initially canceled because of coronavirus. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) According to Ross Dellenger, the White House revealed Wednesday that government officials held “over 300 calls” with people tied to B1G football leading up to this glorious moment. White House officials say there have been “over 300 calls” between the White House and Big Ten players, parents coaches, ADs and other league officials. — Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) September 16, 2020 Dellenger also reported that the White House didn’t...
    Both President Donald Trump and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows signaled their potential support Wednesday for a coronavirus stimulus package that exceeds $1.3 trillion, the total cost of the recently-blocked bill put forth by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 01: U.S. President Donald Trump confers with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows while departing the White House September 1, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to travel today to Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Trump called Democrats “heartless” Wednesday morning on Twitter for voting down McConnell’s bill and preventing Americans from receiving a second round of “stimulus payments,” but he also urged Republicans to “go for much higher numbers,” claiming...
    NANCY Pelosi was slammed by White House for "letting politics get in the way" of a deal for a second round $1,200 stimulus checks. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin slammed Pelosi when speaking with CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, as he expressed hopes that a deal will still come. 6White House officials slammed Nancy Pelosi for 'letting politics get in the way' of another $1,200 round of checksCredit: AFP or licensors 6Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin called for a compromise in the dealCredit: AFP or licensors 6Negotiations on another emergency coronavirus package that would include another $1,200 round of checks have come to a standstillCredit: Getty Images - Getty Another coronavirus package with $1,200 checks for Americans has come to a standstill,...
    Things were so tense in the White House that COVID-19 briefings and government coordination efforts would devolve into screaming matches, according to a report from Politico. The global pandemic led to disastrous consequences for the country as Americans continue to flounder to save themselves. Meanwhile, anti-mask conspiracy theorists are flocking to President Donald Trump’s events, spreading the virus more. In late August, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar decided to go at it alone as the Food and Drug Administration continued to follow long-standing guidelines on coronavirus testing. “Overriding objections from FDA chief Stephen Hahn, Azar revoked the [FDA’s] ability to check the quality of tests developed by individual labs for their own use, according to seven current and former...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump hailed a "dawn of a new Middle East" on Tuesday, as Israel signed landmark pacts with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at a White House ceremony. The event saw Trump cast himself as an international dealmaker at the height of his reelection campaign. 3 Donald Trump hailed a 'dawn of a new Middle East' on Tuesday, as Israel signed landmark pacts with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the White House 3 The event saw Trump cast himself as an international dealmaker at the height of his reelection campaignCredit: The Mega Agency Speaking on the South Lawn, Trump said: "We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history. After decades of division and conflict...
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders revealed that President Donald Trump once told her that the “greatest music video of all time” is from Guns N’ Roses. The details come from a newly released excerpt from the former White House Press Secretary’s book titled, “Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House,” per RollingStone magazine in a piece published Tuesday. (RELATED: Guns N’ Roses Invites Mexico City Fans to Smash Trump Piñata Onstage [VIDEO]) Sanders shared that the president had asked her and former White House communications director Hope Hicks to add Guns N’ Roses “November Rain” song to his “rally playlist” in 2018. “November Rain” played at Trump Michigan rally tonight. @SarahHuckabee writes in...
    Melania Trump cut a stylish figure in a $3,700 Prada dress as she and her husband, President Donald Trump, greeted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara at the White House on Tuesday.  The 50-year-old's sleeveless navy midi dress featured a boat neck and a white beaded scroll motif, and she wasn't the only first lady to wear blue for the meeting, which included the signing of historic diplomatic deals between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain.   While Melania opted for a dark navy frock with a fitted waist, Sara, 61, donned a lace dress in a cheerful shade of cornflower blue for her arrival at the White House with her husband.  Special meeting: President Donald Trump and First...
    Democratic nominee Joe Biden called his potential White House team the “Harris-Biden” administration on Tuesday during a speaking event in Tampa, Florida. “For example making it easier to carry your professional credentials with you from one state to another when your spouse moves,” Biden said, video showed. “The Harris-Biden administration is going to relaunch that effort and keep pushing further to make it easier for military spouses and veterans to find meaningful careers to ensure teachers know how to support children in their classrooms and to improve support for caregivers and survivors so much more than we do now,” he added. Biden made the remarks during his first trip to Florida for the election cycle,  The New York Times reported. WATCH: ...
    Few observers of US politics will be surprised to hear that recent opinion polls show a tightening presidential race in Florida. This crucial swing state is used to dramatic electoral disputes, a result of its extreme political polarisation. With the Florida vote often divided almost exactly in half between Democrats and Republicans, election outcomes may depend on small variations of support for either candidate among the multiple groups of the state's vast and diverse electorate. This year, three of these groups are attracting particular attention. Voting patterns among Cuban-Americans, senior citizens and former felons could well define who wins in Florida, and have an outsized influence on deciding who will be in the White House next year.1. Trump advances...
    President Trump presides as the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain sign an agreement to normalize relations with Israel at the White House on Tuesday. The event is scheduled to begin at noon. News White House Donald Trump Israel Middle East United Arab Emirates Bahrain Foreign Policy
    For weeks, Donald Trump ordered a rag-tag mix of border patrol, U. S. marshals, and other elements of federal enforcement—none of them trained to deal with the public—into the streets of Portland, Oregon, where they upped the level of violence, grabbed people off the street without charges, and savagely beat a group of local moms trying to get them to halt their violence. After some weeks, Trump finally decided he’d done enough to generate footage for his doom-themed campaign commercials (with a few supplements) and took his beat-down squad off the streets. Understandably, Congress would like to talk to the people who thought that dragging people into unmarked vans, shooting journalists in the face, defying local officials, and filling the streets with banned chemical weapons was...
    Jerusalem (CNN)On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will join the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the White House to mark historic normalization agreements between Israel and the two Arab countries.The last time such a ceremony took place in Washington was in 1994, when President Bill Clinton looked on as Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Jordanian King Hussein signed a declaration that paved the way for a peace deal months later.For Trump, the timing is crucial. Less than two months before an election in which he trails in the polls, normalization agreements between Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain are major foreign policy achievements, even if the region was gradually...
    President Donald Trump promised to award medals to the police officers who helped Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul navigate a crowd of protesters in Washington, D.C., yet more than two weeks later, the White House does not appear to have made any substantive plans toward that end. Paul was approached by a crowd of protesters following Trump’s speech on the final night of the Republican National Convention, and police officers eventually escorted him and his wife back to their hotel. He claimed that had the officers not been on scene to offer assistance, “we would not be here today.” WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 30: After Chief Justice John Roberts did not read his question aloud, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks...
    Bradley Cortright September 13, 2020 0 Comments Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb believes that top U.S. health officials did not provide White House officials with accurate information about COVID-19 in the early days of the outbreak. In the wake of a new book by Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, which found that President Donald Trump sought to downplay the threat of COVID-19, Gottlieb was asked if White House officials were given wrong information about the virus. “I think in this respect, the White House leadership was failed by health officials,” Gottlieb said during an appearance on CBS News’ “Face The Nation.” He continued, “We did not have a diagnostic in the field, so we couldn’t screen...
    President Donald Trump has said he will 'negotiate' a third term in the White House because he's 'entitled' to it.  Trump shared his intent to run for president again in 2024 during a campaign event in Minten, Nevada, on Saturday night.   '52 days from now we're going to win Nevada, and we're gonna win four more years in the White House,' he told a crowd of hundreds of supporters, most of them not wearing masks or socially distancing.  'And then after that, we'll negotiate, right? Because we're probably — based on the way we were treated — we are probably entitled to another four after that.' Trump has repeatedly suggested that he wants to serve more than two terms in...
    A former member of the National Security Council told The Kyle Olson Show that Iran prefers to have Joe Biden in the White House next year. “The Iranian regime would prefer to deal with a Biden administration,” Ambassador Robert Joseph, who served at the NSC as Senior Director for Proliferation Strategy, Counterproliferation, and Homeland Defense during the George W. Bush administration, said. “The experiences are starkly different,” he said of dealing with Trump versus the Barack Obama-Joe Biden administration. “The Trump administration has, for the last 3 1/2 years, under the policy of maximum pressure, has been placing very punishing economic sanctions on the regime,” Joseph said. The Trump administration has supported Gulf allies that have been targets of...
    The presidential election is expected to dominate the Sunday talk show circuit this weekend as voter registration and early voting deadlines approach two months out of the election. The first debate between President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate panel seeks documents in probe of DHS whistleblower complaint Susan Collins: Trump 'should have been straightforward' on COVID-19 Longtime House parliamentarian to step down MORE and Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenPhotographer breaches Biden's security perimeter Nonprofit 9/11 Day bashes Trump for airing political ads on Sept. 11 anniversary Hillicon Valley: Dems seek to expand DHS probe after whistleblower complaint | DHS rejects House subpoena for Wolf to testify | Facebook rolls out new features for college students MORE will take place on Sept....
    PRESIDENT Trump has been nominated AGAIN for the Nobel Peace Prize, for a historic deal with Serbia deal and Kosovo. Trump was first nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday, for peace talks with Israel and the United Arab Emirates. 5President Trump has now been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize twiceCredit: EPA Swedish Parliament member Magnus Jacobsson announced the nomination of Trump in a letter shared on social media on Friday. "I have nominated the US Gov. and the governments of Kosovo and Serbia for the Nobel Peace Prize for their joint work for peace and economic development, through the cooperation agreement signed in the White House," Jacobsson wrote. "Trade and communications are important building blocks for peace,"...
    One of Jimmy Carter's son smoked marijuana with Willie Nelson on the White House roof, the former president revealed in his new documentary.  In Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President, which explores the 39th president special connection with the music community, Carter shared that one of his sons got high with the country star. 'When Willie Nelson wrote his autobiography, he confessed that he smoked pot in the White House,' he said in the trailer for the documentary.  Willie Nelson visits with President Jimmy Carter at the White House 'And he says that his companion that shared the pot with him was one of the servants at the White House. That is not exactly true. It actually was one of...
    President Donald Trump on Friday celebrated the news that Bahrain had agreed to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel. “The sand was loaded up with blood, and now you’re going to see that a lot of that sand is going to be loaded up with peace,” he said. The president spoke about the agreement in the Oval Office on Friday afternoon. Trump said he expected more Middle East countries to normalize relations with Israel, bringing peace to the Middle East. He said he spoke with the King Salaman of Saudi Arabia about the agreements. “The good news is we have many other countries now in the Middle East that want this, and that means peace,” Trump said. The president said that...
    (CNN)This week saw added scrutiny on around the Postal Service, mail-in balloting and the threat of foreign interference. Congress has yet to make any headway with a coronavirus economic relief package. Monday Trump launches unprecedented attack on military leadership he appointed Trump pushes misleading claim China is stoking protests to help Biden win election Tuesday Trump tells his supporters to become poll watchers with a baseless claim about fraud at voting locations Justice Department wants to defend Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit Trump visibly distressed over Atlantic story fallout from claims he disparaged the military House committee to investigate US postmaster general for allegedly reimbursing employees who donated to GOP candidates Read MoreWednesday 'Calls without us...
    STUNNING photos show the moments after former President George W Bush was told about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks while he was visiting children in a Florida school. Friday, on the 19th anniversary of the attacks, a teacher and student who were in a classroom with Bush when he was informed about the World Trade Center recalled how the former president's whole demeanor changed. 8George Bush was informed about the 9/11 attacks while at an elementary school in FloridaCredit: The U.S. National Archives 8Bush had been reading in a class with second graders when the Twin Towers were attackedCredit: The U.S. National Archives 8The former president used an empty classroom at the school to receive information about the attacksCredit:...
    Donald Trump compared his downplaying of the coronavirus to Churchill's response in World War II. Donald Trump on Thursday night sought to defend his public downplaying of the coronavirus threat, despite knowing the virus was deadly and extremely contagious, by comparing his response to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. "As the British government advised the British people in the face of World War II, 'Keep calm and carry on.' That's what I did," Trump said at a rally in Michigan, in which the majority of rally goers did not wear masks nor adhere to social distancing guidelines mandated in the state. Trump added, "When Hitler was bombing London, Churchill,...
    Conservative lawyer and outspoken President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren: I feel 'deep down fury' that Trump downplayed pandemic NYT reporter removed from Trump rally in Michigan Trump says he didn't share classified information following Woodward book MORE critic George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwaySusan Collins faces battle of lifetime in Maine Conway hails Trump as 'champion' of women The Hill's Convention Report: Mike and Karen Pence set to headline third night of convention MORE slammed the commander in chief Friday, tweeting on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that Trump is “the greatest threat to the safety and security of Americans.”  On this 9/11, the greatest threat to the safety and security of Americans is the President of the United...
    Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci (R) listens as US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 24, 2020, in Washington, DC.Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images The current data on the U.S. Covid-19 outbreak is "disturbing," White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday as he disputed President Donald Trump's claim that the U.S. is "rounding the corner." Trump said Thursday evening at a White House press briefing that "I really do believe we're rounding the corner." MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell asked Fauci on Friday about the president's comments. "I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with that because if you...
    ichael Reynolds/CNP via ZUMA Wire For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Last week, 11 Democratic senators signed on to a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin demanding the United States impose new sanctions on Russians who attempt to interfere with the 2020 election. “There is virtually no national security threat more serious,” they wrote, “than that posed by those who would undermine confidence in, and the effective operation of, our democratic elections.” After the events of 2016, when Russian hackers attacked the Democratic National Committee and other high-profile Democratic targets, the prospect of a foreign nation again disrupting the presidential election is a real concern. (A Senate report released...
    Just 14% of workers say they trust their CEOs and senior managers to safely lead them back to work Buy a Camry or Buy This: 2021 Subaru Outback XT Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft New Car Gadget Magically Removes Scratches & Dents Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/13 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life 11 States in the White House COVID Red Zone For the past few weeks, after a summer of COVID surges, the U.S. has been celebrating...
    (CNN)"The West Wing" cast will reunite before the election for an HBO Max special, benefiting the voter-participation group When We All Vote. Watching the series again 20 years after its first of four consecutive best-drama Emmys, it's remarkable how well Aaron Sorkin's creation holds up, and how much of the Bartlet presidency still echoes through our current politics.Revisiting the NBC series (which is available on Netflix and was produced by Warner Bros. Television, like CNN and HBO Max, part of WarnerMedia) underscores the patriotism and idealism, as well as intelligence and humor, the show embodied.In "The West Wing," the dialogue came in rapid-fire bursts as people executed those famous walk-and-talk sequences through the halls, while the simple phrase "I serve...
    President Donald Trump compared his response to the coronavirus to the actions of the great leaders of World War II: Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. At a campaign rally in Michigan Thursday night, Trump defended himself after coming under fire when revelations in Bob Woodward's upcoming book 'Rage' showed he privately acknowledged the dangers of COVID while publicly telling Americans the situation was under control. Trump argued he was trying not to cause panic - a theme he kept up Thursday night, this time comparing himself to Roosevelt and Churchill, who became icons for their leadership in the United States and the United Kingdom during the war with Nazi Germany.  But his comparisons were flawed both in the historical...
    Ceremonies are being held Friday morning to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in Lower Manhattan, Shanksville PA, and the Pentagon. Former Vice President Joe Biden and current Vice President Mike Pence will be on site in Lower Manhattan. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the names of those who died in the attacks will not be read aloud in person, as has been traditionally the case. Instead, the reading of the names has been pre-recorded, and will be played on tape. Biden will then head to Shanksville, PA — for ceremonies honoring those who died on United Flight 93. President Donald Trump will also be in Shanksville, however, the two will not cross paths. Trump will visit...
    So much for summer reading lists. The White House is going to be spending a good portion of the fall defending President Trump, who is in the midst of a tough reelection fight, from new books that paint him in a generally unflattering light. Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany faced several questions at a White House briefing last week about an interview the president gave for veteran journalist Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book, Rage. Trump is quoted telling Woodward that the coronavirus was serious and saying of the pandemic, “I wanted to always play it down.” “Did President Trump intentionally mislead the American people about the threat of COVID, a pandemic that has now cost the lives of nearly 200,000 Americans?”...
    (CNN)More than 190,000 Americans are dead. Millions have lost their jobs. Countless businesses are in ruins. A generation of kids hasn't gone to school for months. Yet despite knowing that the coronavirus was highly dangerous, viciously contagious and much worse than even the most severe flu, President Donald Trump delayed mobilizing the US government immediately. Worse, he refused to share what he knew and warn the American people, insisting everything would be fine.Oh yes, and it's all on tape.A dark storm that has been building for weeks over the White House — in the form of a new book by reporting legend Bob Woodward — burst midmorning on Wednesday. Even by the standards of the Trump administration, this was a...
    Researchers at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library have discovered a cache of letters sent to Kennedy from Americans who were displeased with the new president’s embrace of booze,  the AP reported. The letters began arriving in 1961, after newspapers began reporting on Kennedy’s first official event as president, which was a reception honoring his new appointees, where liquor and wine were being served in the State Dining Room. “For the first time, there was a bar in the State Dining Room, with waiters to stir up martinis or pour vodka, Scotch, bourbon, or champagne,” The Washington Post reported. WASHINGTON, : Afghan King Mohammad Zahir Shah (L) talks with US President John F. Kennedy in the car that takes them...
    But physical distancing is not hurting the Democrat, who is ahead of the US president in the polls for the November 3 election. For the moment. “Since I practice physical distancing, I can take off my mask, I am told, while I speak. But I promise I will put it back on”: Wednesday in Michigan, the former Democratic Vice President, 77, said once again claimed respect for barrier gestures. And too bad if his Republican rival is ironic about the precautions of the one he nicknamed “Joe the stashed”. “How many families do not have their loved ones around the table tonight because of his failure” in the management of the pandemic, he launched about...
    (CNN)Vicious party in-fighting, dramatic debate quips, a life-threatening crisis abroad -- and that's just what happened during the 1980 presidential election. Back in 1912, a presidential candidate was shot on the campaign trail and went on to give his planned speech with a bullet lodged in his chest. Those are two of the stories that emerge in CNN's historical docuseries "Race for the White House," which is back for a second season. Here's what to expect: When can I watch it?The final two episodes of season two will air on CNN Sunday, September 13 and Sunday, September 20 at 10 p.m. ET. Subscribers can also stream live via CNNgo and CNN mobile apps. Read MoreWho's in it? "Race for...
    CNN host Brianna Keilar stunningly CUT OFF Kayleigh McEnany during a Wednesday press conference for "lying" about Trump’s COVID-19 response. The news network abruptly switched from a livestream of the press secretary speaking at the White House, to Keilar, followed by a series of clips of President Trump's comments about coronavirus in February. 7Kayleigh McEnany speaks at a White House press conference on WednesdayCredit: The Mega Agency 7CNN host Brianna Keilar cut off McEnany's conference, as she claimed the White House Press secretary was 'lying'Credit: CNN McEnany's comments came the same day that it was reported that in Watergate journalist Bob Woodward's upcoming new book, Rage, Trump was recorded saying he knew the virus was "deadly stuff" during an interview on...
    In the wake of President Donald Trump holding another outdoor campaign rally where many attendees did not wear face masks, the media wanted to know why the White House believes such rallies are OK when states have said they are not allowed. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany used the left's own "peaceful protests" canard to clearly explain that the president was not doing anything his political opponents were not already doing. What did she say? President Trump has been holding — and has scheduled several more — outdoor campaign events with thousands of attendees. On multiple occasions, large portions of the audience have been seen not social distancing and often not wearing masks. This, of...
    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump 'never lied to the American public' on the coronavirus pandemic. 'The president has never lied to the American public on COVID. He was expressing calm,' she said in her press briefing as she batted away question after question about allegations in Bob Woodward's forthcoming book 'Rage.' 'This president does what leaders do. Stay calm and resolute at a time when you face a challenge,' she said. McEnany's 25-minute briefing was dominated with questions about President Trump's comments to Woodward on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 6.35 million Americans and killed more than 190,000 people.  Her briefing began shortly after 1 p.m. more than an...
    CNN anchor Brianna Keilar cut away from White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s press briefing on Wednesday to accuse her of “lying” on behalf of President Donald Trump, before fact-checking McEnany’s claim that “the president never downplayed” the coronavirus. As McEnany defended Trump from allegations that he downplayed the coronavirus following revelations from Bob Woodward’s new book about the president, Keilar cut off the stream and said, “That was the press secretary at the White House lying. She said the president never downplayed the coronavirus. This is what the president said at the time.” Keilar then played a series of February clips of Trump saying about the virus, “When you have fifteen people, and the fifteen within a couple of...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump did not intentionally mislead Americans about the severity of the coronavirus epidemic. The remarks come after recordings, obtained by CNN and based on a new book titled “Rage” by journalist Bob Woodward, revealed earlier on Wednesday that Trump acknowledged in February he knew how deadly and contagious the novel coronavirus was but played it down because he did not want to create a panic. (Reporting by Andrea Shalal, Editing by Franklin Paul) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany faced an avalanche of questions on Wednesday from the White House pre reporters pressed her on Bob Woodward’s revelations about President Donald Trump in his upcoming book. Woodward’s book sparked an instant media firestorm as he released tapes of Trump privately acknowledging the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic, while saying he intentionally downplayed the disease that has killed over 190,000 Americans. “I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic,” Trump said. CBS’ Paula Reid started the questioning Wednesday by asking “Did President Trump intentionally mislead the American people about the threat of Covid?” McEnany accused Reid of taking Trump’s...
    The U.S. government on Monday will stop conducting enhanced screening of passengers on inbound international flights for COVID-19, Yahoo News has learned.  The screening operations have been held at select airports since January, when the first cases began of the disease began to emerge from Wuhan, China. Since March, incoming international flights from select high-risk countries, which includes much of Europe, China, and Iran, among other regions, have been funneled through 15 designated airports in the U.S.  A traveler is checked with a handheld thermometer near a test system of thermal imaging cameras which check body temperatures at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) amid the COVID-19 pandemic on June 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) As of...
    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany stated Wednesday morning that President Donald Trump considers the ballooning national debt a top second term priority. McEnany, during a Wednesday morning interview on Fox News, responded to a question about the Congressional Budget Office report estimating the national debt will exceed the actual size of the economy in 2021. (RELATED: Trump And Biden Are Tied In Florida, NBC News Poll Finds — Trump Leads Among Latino Voters, Biden Leads Among Seniors) WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 04: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany arrives for a press briefing at the White House on September 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Administration officials also discussed a U.S. led agreement between Serbia and Kosovo that attempts to...
    President Donald Trump and his supporters have been vehemently denying the allegations in a bombshell article by The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, who reported that according to his sources, Trump expressed disdain for Americans who serve in the military and insulting them as “suckers” and “losers.” But reporters for the Associated Press, the Washington Post and even Fox News have corroborated Goldberg’s reporting. And on Foreign Policy’s website, journalist Michael Hirsh reports that Trump, according to his sources, was disrespectful of the military long before he ran for president. One of the sources interviewed for Hirsh’s article, which was published on September 8, was George M. White — who is now 74 and was Trump’s superior at the New York Military...
    Heather Digby Parton September 9, 2020 1:45PM (UTC) You'd have to have been in a coma since last Thursday not to have heard about Jeffrey Goldberg's big article for The Atlantic in which a number of anonymous former Trump administration figures reveal that the president has expressed total disdain for military service. The political world has talked of little else for the past five days, and all this chatter took place over a holiday weekend, when a lot of people who usually pay little attention to the news undoubtedly heard about it. Just to recap briefly, Trump has allegedly referred to soldiers as "losers" and "suckers" for joining the military in the first place, and for having the poor judgment to die in battle when they could have been...
    A former White House stenographer who's actively pro-Trump said in an interview out Tuesday that Joe Biden, the 77-year-old Democratic nominee, has 'lost a step' since leaving office when President Trump took over. 'It is a complete difference from what he was in 2017,' ex-stenographer Mike McCormick told the Washington Free Beacon. 'He's lost a step and he doesn't seem to have the same mental acuity as he did four years ago.'  McCormick is the author of the self-published tome, 'Joe Biden Unauthorized: And the 2020 Crackup of the Democratic Party,' which was released in March, the second of two pro-Trump books he's written since leaving the stenographers office in January 2018.   A former White House stenographer told the Washington...
    Trump and top military leaders on the way to his big Bible-holding photo op Donald Trump vs. the military industrial complex? Ha ha ha. But that’s what White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is trying to claim to prevent more stories about Trump’s bad relationship with the military.  Monday, Trump said “I'm not saying the military's in love with me—the soldiers are, the top people in the Pentagon probably aren't because they want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy.” In fact, Biden led Trump in a recent Military Times poll, though Trump is correct that enlisted members had a less...
    JOE Biden's White House stenographer said that the Democrat doesn't have the "same mental acuity" as he did as Vice President. Mike McCormick worked as a strenographer with the presidential hopeful from 2011 to 2017 and has explained Biden now as a "complete difference." ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 3He said Biden 'lost a step'Credit: AFP or licensors 3Mike McCormick worked as a strenographer with the presidential hopeful from 2011 to 2017Credit: Facebook He told the Washington Free Beacon: "He's lost a step and he doesn't seem to have the same mental acuity as he did four years ago." "He doesn't have the energy, he doesn't have the pace of...
    Joe Biden’s former White House stenographer said the vice president’s public speaking ability has deteriorated significantly since leaving office to the point where he’s "not the same Joe Biden." "It is a complete difference from what he was in 2017," Mike McCormick, who worked as a White House stenographer for 15 years and with Biden from 2011 to 2017, told the Washington Free Beacon in an interview. "He’s lost a step and he doesn’t seem to have the same mental acuity as he did four years ago." "He doesn’t have the energy, he doesn’t have the pace of his speaking," McCormick said. "He’s a different guy." McCormick’s recent book Joe Biden Unauthorized recounts his time working with Biden and takes a critical look at the...
    The prospect of a vaccine to protect Americans from the coronavirus emerged as a controversial topic in the White House race on Monday after President Donald Trump accused Democrats of “disparaging” for political expediency a vaccine he has said repeatedly that it could be available before the presidential elections scheduled for November. “It is very dangerous for the country, what they say, but the vaccine will be very safe and very effective,” promised the president during a press conference at the White House. Trump made the accusation a day after Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential candidate, said she “wouldn’t take her word for it” about having the vaccine ready. “I would take the...
    The prospect of a vaccine to protect Americans from the coronavirus emerged as a controversial topic in the White House race on Monday after President Donald Trump accused Democrats of “disparaging” for political expediency a vaccine he has said repeatedly that it could be available before the presidential elections scheduled for November. “It is very dangerous for the country, what they say, but the vaccine will be very safe and very effective,” promised the president during a press conference at the White House. Trump made the accusation a day after Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential candidate, said she “wouldn’t take her word for it” about having the vaccine ready. “I would take the...
    Twitter has come under fire for not taking down a 'deceptively edited' video that made Donald Trump look 'disoriented' before the president walked toward Marine One on the White House lawn.  Twitter user Tom Joseph shared the video on Sunday with the caption: 'Trump is lost [and] disoriented here. His mind goes blank and he doesn’t remember what he's supposed to do next.  'He's deep into his degenerative neurological disease — Frontotemporal dementia — mindlessly lumbering and zigzagging in the grass towards a puddle.' The video had a 'manipulated media' tag added to it by Twitter on Monday, but was allowed to go viral with 2.7 million views, according to Fox News.  It has since been deleted or removed.  Twitter has come...
    Four years ago, Hillary Clinton supporters talked a lot about then-candidate ­Donald Trump refusing to concede a presidential election they were certain he would lose. As it happened, they had it ­exactly backward: Trump wound up winning, and Democrats and their media cheerleaders have spent most of their waking moments ever since then trying to invalidate that result. They used false charges about Russian “collusion” and any other conceivable means — fair or foul — to make the bad dream of 2016 go away. That’s the key fact to keep in mind amid the drumbeat of ­obsessive mainstream commentary and analysis about what Trump will do when he loses in November. The drumbeat has been getting louder. In recent weeks,...
    EXCLUSIVE: At age 71, Ozzy Osbourne is ready to share his story in front of cameras.The Grammy winner and former vocalist for the metal band Black Sabbath is starring in a new episode of A&E’s “Biography” docu-series, titled “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne,” which celebrates the life and career of one of rock’s biggest stars. The two-hour special, which premieres on Labor Day, features the British artist candidly discussing the numerous highs and lows of his life. His children, wife Sharon Osbourne, close friends, bandmates and more also come forward to share their little-known memories of the rock icon. The special also highlights never-before-seen interviews about his recent Parkinson’s diagnosis. In January, Osbourne announced he was diagnosed with the...
    Last Monday, top officials on the White House coronavirus task force issued an urgent warning to governors across the country: Stop sending your COVID-infected college students home to their parents or risk another nationwide surge, just like the one that overwhelmed the South this summer. So far, the task force’s request for governors to talk to their college presidents appears to have made little difference. By the end of the week, some colleges in the country’s biggest coronavirus hot spots not only were still allowing students to go home after they’d been exposed or infected—they were ordering them to. “You need to relocate, as soon as possible, to your home or other off-campus location for the duration of your self-isolation...
    Donald Trump met with evangelical leaders at Trump Tower shortly after his election and, after they departed, allegedly told his 'fixer' Michael Cohen: 'Can you believe people believe that bulls***?' Cohen's new book, Disloyal, out on Tuesday, described the encounter. Evangelical voters were seen as key to Trump's victory, marshaled to a large extent by Trump's vice president, Mike Pence, a famously devout evangelical. About one in four American adults belong to an evangelical denomination, according to research by the Brookings Institute.  Trump was keen to court them, and yet, according to Cohen, was deeply disparaging behind their backs. Donald Trump is pictured with faith leaders inside the White House in February In the weeks he spent as...
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris told CNN’s Dana Bash that Russia could “theoretically” cost her party the White House in 2020. Harris made the statement during a pre-recorded interview with Bash that aired Sunday during “State of the Union.” (RELATED: ‘I Would Not Trust Donald Trump’: Kamala Harris Says She’d Be Wary Of An Early Coronavirus Vaccine) WATCH: ” Bash began by noting that reports were already circulating about Russia latching onto the narrative that mail-in voting would lead to voter fraud — the same argument being made by a number of Republicans and even by Democratic New York Rep. Jerry Nadler as recently as 2004. “Are you worried that Russian interference could cost you the election?” Bash asked....
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