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    When President Donald Trump used the phrase "Stand back and stand by" in reference to the white nationalist group known as the Proud Boys during his September 29 "debate" against former Vice President Joe Biden, Susan Polis Schutz was appalled — and for good reason. The mother of Governor Jared Polis is also a filmmaker, and she's spent most of 2020 completing Love Wins Over Hate, a documentary examining the rise of racist organizations in the U.S. through conversations with former members trying to make amends for their past actions by helping others grow beyond their biases, too. The film is already appearing on PBS stations across the country and will debut on two Denver outlets in the coming days....
    The Louisiana Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would make the governor consult with a legislative committee before extending an emergency declaration beyond 30 days. The measure passed unanimously, though it is likely to face tougher sledding in the more conservative House of Representatives, where many members believe it doesn’t go far enough. A number of Republican lawmakers want to rein in or eliminate Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ ability to impose restrictions on businesses and public gatherings meant to control the spread of COVID-19. They say they haven’t been able to get enough information to explain to constituents why the restrictions still are in place or what the plan is for getting back to normal. ...
    (CNN)After lawyers requested an apology and financial reparations for a survivor of the 1963 Birmingham church bombing, Alabama's governor has somewhat obliged: offering a formal apology, while proposing further discussions as the woman seeks restitution.Sarah Collins Rudolph's lawyers pressed Gov. Kay Ivey earlier this month to offer her a formal apology and restitution for the losses Collins Rudolph suffered as a result of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, including the loss of her sister and her vision in one eye. Wednesday, Ivey responded, calling the bombing on September 15, 1963, "one of the darkest days in Alabama's history." "Thankfully, the violence that unfolded on that fateful Sunday morning -- and other incidents during this difficult chapter of American history...
    I don’t mean to alarm the good people of New York, but it’s important that they understand we are living under a dictatorship — with no end in sight. Who’s the autocrat in question? Why, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, of course. Perhaps because his father was governor before him, Cuomo may have grown up thinking of himself as crown prince and now fancies himself a king with unquestioned authority. But the ultimate blame falls squarely on a state Legislature that has now abdicated its duties for the better part of six months. Back in March, our lawmakers in Albany used a public-health statute to hand the governor nearly unchecked power. The idea was that the state executive must have broader-than-usual authority...
    Governor Jared Polis's September 8 press conference about COVID-19 was dominated by discussion of a deal to allow a limited number of fans to attend the September 27 game between the Denver Broncos and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — a contest that turned out to be agonizing on every level. Nearly lost amid the pigskin talk was a subject that deserved much more time in the spotlight than it received: a partnership with Google and Apple to launch the EN Express program, which will provide mobile-phone users with access to COVID-19 exposure notification technology. Sarah Tuneberg, of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, noted that the interface, accessible with a click on iPhones and through a free app for Android devices,...
    Andrew Wommack Ministries International defied the Colorado Attorney General's office when it staged an event for around 800 people during a late June-early July Bible conference. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment subsequently declared the gathering a COVID-19 outbreak, after two positive staff cases, six positive attendee cases and one probable attendee case. Now, Wommack and company are coming back for more. The organization sued Governor Jared Polis, among others, in federal court over safety protocols that could cramp its style during the AWMI Minister’s Conference, slated to start on October 5. On September 29, the court denied a ministry motion for a temporary restraining order to allow the event, prompting an appeal to the Tenth Circuit Court mere hours...
    Fans who really loved “Saved By The Bell” are in for a treat because the premiere date for the reboot has been released. The revival will premiere on Nov. 25, according to an article published Tuesday the New York Post. The original series aired from 1989 to 1993 and a sequel series “Saved By The Bell: The College Series” aired from 1993 to 1994, the outlet reported. Here’s everything we know about the Saved by the Bell revival https://t.co/BSnbf9k32a pic.twitter.com/CbRjCM01yy — TV Guide (@TVGuide) September 29, 2020 Now fans can get a glimpse of Bayside High decades later with this revival. The storyline with follow Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s character Zack Morris as he’s all grown up. Zack is apparently now...
    (CNN)Five weeks from today -- or, hopefully, sometime shortly after that -- we will find out whether voters decided that President Donald Trump deserved a second term in office.But Trump's influence and legacy in politics won't end there. Not by a long shot. And while most people are focused on how Trump -- win or lose -- will impact the 2024 GOP presidential race, which could include a member of his family (Donald Trump Jr.) as well as two prominent members of his Cabinet (former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo). But there will actually be a chance to see how much Trump has changed the party (or not) before then: The 2022...
    Louisiana legislators should have a “seat at the table” when a governor considers extending an emergency declaration, legislative leaders said Monday just before convening a 30-day special session. State Senate President Page Cortez and House of Representatives Speaker Clay Schexnayder said they would file bills calling for a governor who wants to extend an emergency declaration beyond 30 days to consult with a legislative committee. However, the governor would not need their approval to extend the declaration. Cortez said his proposal doesn’t go that far because it might raise “constitutional issues.” Cortez said his bill also will include a representative of the chief justice of the state Supreme Court. “There would be conversation back and forth,” Cortez...
              Ohio State Representative John Becker (R-Union Township, Clermont County) filed a Private Citizen Affidavit announcing 10 criminal charges against Ohio Republican Governor Mike DeWine late Monday morning. Hours later, Clermont County Prosecutor D. Vincent Faris told the Cincinnati Enquirer, “I do not find any basis for the filing of a criminal complaint pursuant to this affidavit.” The Private Citizen Affidavit was filed with the Clermont County Municipal Court at 11:03 a.m. The affidavit outlines 10 charges – seven felonies and three misdemeanors, as follows: Engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity Complicity Terrorism Making terroristic threat Inducing panic Conspiracy Bribery Interfering with civil rights Coercion Patient abuse and neglect In a released...
    President Trump and Andrew Cuomo have traded barbs after the president criticized him and suggested New York could be last to receive a coronavirus vaccine because the governor wants to conduct its own tests to make sure it was safe. On Thursday, Cuomo said that New York state would conduct its own verification of any federally approved vaccination, citing concerns that the vetting process is overly politicized. But on Friday evening, Trump slammed the governor for his comments while further denigrating Cuomo over New York state's performance on care homes where ar least 6,600 people have died from coronavirus.  'Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York wants to put New York at the END of the Vaccine List in that he doesn't...
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and First Lady Pamela Northam have tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus, they revealed Friday. According to a statement, a member of the governor’s residence staff “who works closely within the couple’s living quarters” fell ill and tested positive for the virus. On Thursday, both the governor and first lady received a PCR nasal swab test, both of which came back positive. While the governor is currently asymptomatic, his wife is “currently experiencing mild symptoms,” according to the press release. “Consistent with guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), the Governor and First Lady will isolate for the next 10 days and evaluate their symptoms,” the release states. “The Governor is in constant contact...
    The governor of Virginia announced on Friday that he and his wife have both tested positive for the coronavirus. The governor's office said in a statement that Ralph Northam is showing no symptoms, while those of Pam Northam are mild. Northam and his wife plan to isolate for the next 10 days while working remotely. Northam, a Democrat, is the only governor in the United States who is also a doctor.  Ralph Northam, the Democrat governor of Virginia, and his wife Pamela tested positive Some Republican politicians have criticized his restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, calling them too stringent. Northam said in a statement that the positive test result shows that the virus is 'very real...
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    Missouri Gov. Mike Parson activated the National Guard on Thursday in response to the national unrest over the Breonna Taylor case in Kentucky. In a statement, Parson called the move a "proactive approach" and said the Missouri State Highway Patrol is also standing by in case its assistance is needed by local law enforcement agencies. "We are saddened by recent acts of violence that have occurred in some cities across the nation,” Parson, a Republican, said in a statement announcing his executive order. “We fully support the right of citizens to peacefully protest and are committed to protecting that right. At this time, we are taking a proactive approach in the event that assistance is needed to support local law enforcement in protecting...
    The governor of Virginia and other state officials are warning an airport that hosting a Trump 2020 rally could result in a "super-spreader" event, but the campaign intends to continue with the rally. The event is planned for Friday evening at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, excoriated the airport officials for defying his coronavirus order and continuing with their plans to host the rally. "Public health experts have made it clear: tomorrow's @realdonaldtrump clown show should not move forward," he tweeted on Thursday. Public health experts have made it clear: tomorrow’s @realdonaldtrump clown show should not move forward. The rally… https://t.co/yfy7CEzlJ0 — Terry McAuliffe (@Terry McAuliffe)1600981684.0 "The...
              Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed The Ohio Star Managing Editor Jack Windsor to the newsmakers line. During the third hour, Windsor reflected on Governor Mike DeWine’s less than favorable reception at the recent Trump rally near Dayton, Ohio this week. He also weighed in on the current Joe Biden ads playing in Ohio stating that the mask mandates being pushed by the candidate are not playing well. Leahy: On the newsmaker line our good friend, the managing editor of The Ohio Star Jack Windsor. Good morning Jack. Windsor:...
    New York (CNN Business)California Governor Gavin Newsom announced an executive order Wednesday requiring that all new passenger cars and trucks sold in the state be zero-emission vehicles by 2035. The effort is aimed at curbing carbon emissions in the country's most populous state and addressing the climate change crisis. The transportation sector is responsible for more than half of the state's carbon pollution, according to Newsom's office. The announcement comes after Californians have for weeks been battered by an unprecedented wildfire season. The vast majority of scientists agree that climate change-driven disasters will inevitably increase. "This is the most impactful step our state can take to fight climate change," Newsom said in a release. "Californians shouldn't have to worry if...
              Ohio Republican Governor Mike DeWine enjoyed an 81% approval rating in April for his handling of COVID – the top rating in the country. By the end of August, DeWine’s rating saw the sixth biggest drop in the U.S. according to The State of the Nation – a 50-State COVID-19 Survey. The report was created by a consortium of contributors from American colleges – Northeastern, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Kennedy School, Rutgers, Northwestern. DeWine’s approval rating sits at 58 percent with a five-point variance – which means in the worst-case scenario half of Ohioans refuse his handling of COVID. The governor may still be feeling the high on the unprecedented approval, but last...
    Ohio's GOP Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted has been booed at a Trump rally after he tried to encourage the President's supporters to wear face masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   The Republican politician took to the stage in front of 1,200 Trump supporters in Dayton on Monday evening, where he urged the crowd to cover their noses and mouths when out in public.  'I'm trying to make masks in America great again,' Husted enthusiastically stated into the microphone after whipping out a red face mask with the words 'Trump 2020' emblazoned across it.  The audience instantly made their disapproval known, with loud jeers breaking out.  'Get off the stage,' one Trump supporter could be heard yelling in video shared on social...
    President Trump falsely claimed that COVID-19 'affects virtually nobody' except for older Americans and those with preexisting conditions as the death toll neared 200,000. The incorrect assessment came Monday night during a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio, where a packed crowd donned 'Make America Great Again' paraphernalia and supported Trump ahead of the November 3 election.  'Take your hats off to the young, because they have a hell of an immune system,' Trump told the cheering crowd.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Sylvester Stallone's mother Jackie 'passes away at the age of 98' | Daily Mail... Louisville declares state of emergency ahead of Breonna Taylor announcement |... Share this article Share Before that, he made the erroneous...
    President Donald Trump said he didn't want to lose to the 'worst presidential candidate' in history, Democrat Joe Biden, as he went on a name-calling tour of his political enemies in Ohio Monday evening.   Trump surveyed the crowd, asking if they wanted his next Supreme Court choice to be a man or a woman. 'It will be a woman, it will be a woman and we are looking forward to it,' the president said, when the crowd indicated by screams they'd prefer a feminine pick.   The crowd booed when Trump mentioned Ohio's Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, who was on hand, as the governor had implemented tough COVID-19 restrictions earlier this year.  President Donald Trump campaigned in Ohio Monday night,...
    For more than a week, tens of thousands of protesters have flocked to the streets of Khabarovsk, a region in eastern Russia that has become the epicenter of one of the largest mass protests in the country in the last years. In its eponymous capital, which is more than 6,000 kilometers east of Moscow, around 40,000 people -in a city of 600,000 inhabitants- participated in this Saturday’s call with banners reading “Free Sergei Furgal” , according to local media reported. Sergei Furgal, governor of Khabarovsk Krai, was arrested on July 9; The Russian authorities accuse him of having ordered the murder of several businessmen 15 years ago, without specifying a specific number. He is one of...
              Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio to discuss how out of control Mayor Cooper has become and violating laws. Leahy: Crom, we are talking about all of the revelations and how out of control the Napoleon dictator John Cooper is. Mini Cooper. And just egregiously violating laws rules and regulations. And Governor Lee doesn’t like it. Carmichael: Well the mayor has applied to the state for yet more state money. And Governor Lee in a very...
    After defeating GOP darling and Trump ally Scott Walker in 2018, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers's victory was viewed as a sign of what's to come for Democrats: taking back the White House in 2020. As the crucial swing state continues dealing with the fallout of rioting and protests after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, some Democrats see Evers's response and leadership as a potential pathway for another Trump victory. Terry Rose, a county supervisor and former Democratic Party chairman of Kenosha County, told Politico he believes Evers lacks a "forceful personality" and doesn't promote the leadership needed at the moment. Rose said Evers's response to rioting came too late, and that's something that might prompt residents, even...
    Sarah Jessica Parker is among the more than 170 New York business leaders who are urging Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo to fix New York City and urgently boost their COVID-19 recovery response.  The Sex in the City star and 176 other NYC business leaders sent a letter on Friday to de Blasio and Cuomo warning that up to a third of the city's small businesses may permanently close if a plan isn't put in place.  Parker runs her SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Collection - a shoe and accessories business - from New York and is known to frequently greet customers in her flagship Manhattan store. The 55-year-old paid a visit to the Midtown store as recently as Thursday.  Scroll down...
    Forest again denied the efficacy of masks and invited a COVID-19 and QAnon conspiracy theorist to hold court. North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest hosted a press conference Wednesday in which he demanded public schools reopen immediately and denied that masks can help stop the spread of COVID-19 — the same day that Director Robert Redfield of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called them critical. On the subject of face masks, Forest, who is also the GOP nominee for the state governor race, said, "I don't think that there's any science that backs that up." He noted that if elected governor, he would lift the statewide mask mandate,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For the first time since declaring a state of emergency in March over the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Tim Walz outlined this week what he believes is needed to end the peacetime emergency. The governor is looking for a decline in positivity rates and community spread, Teddy Tschann, a spokesperson for the governor’s office said. He added: “All 50 states are in an emergency. Our goal is to get COVID under control, that’s how the emergency ends.” The Star Tribune first reported on what the governor is looking for to end the peacetime emergency in an interview published Thursday. Currently, the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate is at 5% as of Sept. 8, according to the state’s Dial...
    Both President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will be in Minnesota on Friday as the state begins its early voting in the presidential election. Trump will be in the northern part of the state where he'll hold a rally at Bemidji's airport on Friday evening while Biden will be 150 miles away in Duluth where he'll visit a union training center in the afternoon. Friday also marks the first day of Minnesota's early voting period during a year many voters are expected to use the mail-in voting option because of the coronavirus.  President Donald Trump will be in the northern part of Minnesota where he'll hold a rally at Bemidji's airport on Friday evening Joe Biden will visit...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is moving ahead with plans to reopen his state in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The governor said on Thursday that 19 of the state's 22 hospital regions will be allowed to permit businesses that have been open to 50% capacity to increase their capacity to 75%. Those reopenings will happen as soon as Monday. Abbott said these businesses will include "all retail stores, all restaurants, all office buildings, all manufacturing, all museums and libraries and all gyms." The 19 regions selected are places where coronavirus hospitalizations make up less than 15% of all of their hospitalizations. Other steps to relax coronavirus restrictions include allowing hospitals in those regions to offer normal...
    (CNN)Sarah Collins Rudolph lost an eye and her sister was killed when Ku Klux Klan members bombed 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963. Since that day, she's felt forgotten by officials who never offered her payment or support, let alone their condolences. Collins Rudolph's lawyers are now pressing Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to offer her restitution for the losses she suffered and the burdens of the bombing she's carried with her throughout her life. The bombing in Birmingham, which killed four Black girls ages 11 to 14, lent new urgency to the civil rights movement. Less than a year after the bombing, President Lyndon B. Johnson would sign the Civil Rights Act, which barred discrimination based on race and segregated...
    Illinois Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzer sounded the "alarm" Tuesday regarding the possibility that Illinois may have to cut 5% from its budget next year, which he described as a "nightmare scenario." He also pleaded with the federal government for a bailout package to help avert such a "nightmare." "Until Republicans in Washington decide otherwise, middle class, working class and poor families across our state and across the nation will likely suffer from cuts to public safety, education, human services and environmental safety — and the potential layoffs will make the economic recession worse," Pritzker said. "I can promise you that, for everyone and anyone who got into public service who actually wants to serve the public, this is...
    The law passed in the Assembly and the State Senate only needs the signature of President Gavin Newsom and the release of funds The new help from California would only be to buy food. File photo. Photo: Scott Olson / . The bill AB-826 “Emergency Food Assistance: COVID-19” promoted by the deputy of the California Assembly, Miguel Santiago, it only awaits the signature of the governor of the state Gavin Newsom. Law AB-826 seeks to identify funds to grant up to $ 600 in debit cards to buy groceries at supermarkets. The law establishes that the funds be delivered in two periods with one month of difference between them to all...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom held a press conference at noon Wednesday to give an update on the state's dual crises: the coronavirus pandemic and destructive wildfires.In both cases, things are looking up -- though far from over.When it comes to COVID-19, California saw 2,950 new cases over the past 24 hours -- a substantially lower number than we were seeing just two months ago. COVID-19 hospitalizations are down 22% over the past two weeks, the governor said.The positivity rate, or the proportion of those tested for coronavirus that test positive, is down to 3.6%."We are moving forward and we have seen a decline in the rate of spread and transmission of COVID-19," said Newsom. "We are turning the corner in suppressing...
    CNN’s Brian Stelter dodged questions about recent scandals involving his network during an appearance on ABC News’ “The View” on Wednesday, saying he isn't a spokesperson for his company. CNN has been rocked with a series of negative headlines, including anchor Jake Tapper getting caught urging a popular Republican not to challenge an incumbent Democrat for a House seat, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker offering advice to President Trump’s former lawyer prior to the 2016 election, and the ongoing controversy surrounding the network’s coverage of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose brother Chris Cuomo is a primetime host on the network. CNN’S JAKE TAPPER URGED REPUBLICAN SEAN PARNELL NOT TO RUN AGAINST DEMOCRAT REP. CONOR LAMB Stelter then proclaimed he hopes “we can start to rebuild...
    President Trump slammed Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday ahead of November's presidential election, claiming that “he’ll cheat on the ballots.” During an exclusive interview on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, Trump insisted he is “winning” Nevada “easily, but the one thing you can't beat [is] if they cheat on the ballots.” “Now he’ll [Sisolak] cheat on the ballots. I have no doubt about it,” Trump continued. Trump made the comments as he was responding to criticism for holding an indoor rally in Nevada over the weekend amid the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to thousands of supporters crammed inside a warehouse in Henderson, Nev. on Sunday, Trump targeted Sisolak, a Democrat who had earlier blasted the president for hosting the rally in violation of a state...
    President Donald Trump, without any basis in fact whatsoever, stated that Gov. Steve Sisolak (D-NV) will rig the 2020 election in his state. The president made the claim on Fox & Friends Tuesday. Responding to a question from Ainsley Earhardt who asked the president to address critics who called him out for holding an indoor rally in Nevada on Sunday night, Trump claimed that Sisolak stopped the campaign from using one of the four or five outdoor sites under consideration for the event, and forced the rally to an indoor venue supplied by a “great supporter” who didn’t care about facing pressure from the governor. Trump went on to rip Sisolak. “The governor of the state tried to make...
    South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette (R) announced on Monday that she has contracted the Chinese coronavirus but added that she is on the mend. Evette said she “immediately began to self-quarantine” after feeling unwell last week and received her positive test results on Saturday. She is currently experiencing “mild symptoms” and said she is “already feeling much better.” A spokesman for Gov. Henry McMaster (R) said Evette’s symptoms included “a mild sore throat and headache.” “As careful as I’ve been, this really does show how easily the virus is spread. Please continue to be diligent in keeping yourselves and your loved ones safe,” she pleaded, encouraging others to get tested “right away” if they begin experiencing symptoms of the...
    Whether they live in Gulfport, Pascagoula, or Pass Christian, "the time to get out is now," Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves warned state residents Monday, as Hurricane Sally approaches the Magnolia State's coastline. Reeves told "Your World" that Sally appears to be slowing down, which from his experience often means it has an opportunity to intensify. For that reason, he urged residents to seek shelter inland, noting that some meteorologists have already warned of 20 to 25-inch rainfall totals from the storm that would undoubtedly cause flooding issues. Reeves told host Sandra Smith that in addition to the typical inland shelters set up by the government or non-profits, there is now a shelter specifically geared toward residents with special medical...
    Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Fox News anchor Sandra Smith pressed a top aide to President TrumpDonald John TrumpCrowd aims 'lock him up' chant at Obama during Trump rally Nevada governor: Trump 'taking reckless and selfish actions' in holding rally Michigan lieutenant governor blasts Trump coronavirus response: He 'is a liar who has killed people' MORE’s reelection campaign on how campaign officials justify an indoor rally in Nevada over the weekend, after critics said the event could lead to an outbreak in coronavirus cases in the state. Smith confronted Erin Perrine, the Trump campaign’s director of press communications, on whether "two wrongs" make a right after Perrine defended the rally as taking place amid other mass gatherings, including ongoing protests over racial injustice. “I've got to ask...
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican who is the first woman to lead that rural and sparsely populated state, is taking her turn in the national hot seat as the Mount Rushmore State has become the nation’s latest coronavirus “hot spot.”  In distinctly Trump-like fashion, the Trump-friendly Noem has turned to right-wing outlets like Fox News to lash out at critical media coverage and rail against an “elite class of so-called experts.” But as was the case with Florida’s Ron DeSantis, Georgia’s Brian Kemp and Arizona’s Doug Ducey, conservative media has rushed to circle the wagons around Noem just as the fuller picture of her failed handling of the coronavirus crisis becomes clearer. South Dakota is now considered in the “red zone” for COVID-19 cases after ranking...
    Sophia Tesfaye September 12, 2020 10:00AM (UTC) South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican who is the first woman to lead that rural and sparsely populated state, is taking her turn in the national hot seat as the Mount Rushmore State has become the nation's latest coronavirus "hot spot."  In distinctly Trump-like fashion, the Trump-friendly Noem has turned to right-wing outlets like Fox News to lash out at critical media coverage and rail against an "elite class of so-called experts." But as was the case with Florida's Ron DeSantis, Georgia's Brian Kemp and Arizona's Doug Ducey, conservative media has rushed to circle the wagons around Noem just as the fuller picture of her failed handling of the coronavirus crisis becomes clearer.  South Dakota is...
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) announced on Friday that he will send additional firefighters to California as the West Coast state battles an onslaught of wildfires that have threatened thousands of residents and diminished air quality across the state. “Texas is ready to answer the call for help when disaster strikes — whether it’s here in the Lone Star State or across the country,” said Governor Abbott in a Friday statement. “I thank the brave men and women serving in our fire departments across Texas for stepping up to help Californians in need as these fires continue to burn. I ask all Texans to join me and Cecilia in prayer for the courageous firefighters battling these wildfires, as well as...
    The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): 1:30 p.m. SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says “dozens of people” are missing from the large wildfires that have burned across the state. Brown made the announcement at a news briefing Friday afternoon, and said the reports of missing people come from blazes in southern Oregon near Medford and the northern part of the state near the state capital of Salem. At least four wildfire deaths of have been reported in Oregon. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Oregon, Washington, California
    The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): 1:30 p.m. SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says “dozens of people” are missing from the large wildfires that have burned across the state. Brown made the announcement at a news briefing Friday afternoon, and said the reports of missing people come from blazes in southern Oregon near Medford and the northern part of the state near the state capital of Salem. At least four wildfire deaths of have been reported in Oregon.
    Jennifer Beam Dowd wrote in an article for Slate on Friday that the study by IZA Institute of Labor Economics was not to be trusted An Oxford epidemiologist has backed up South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem in her skepticism of the widely disputed Sturgis study that claimed 266,000 people were infected with COVID-19 from the single motorcycle rally, saying it is full of assumptions that do not stand up.    Jennifer Beam Dowd wrote in an article for Slate on Friday that the study by IZA Institute of Labor Economics was not to be trusted because it relies heavily on comparing the number of COVID cases in the hometowns of people who attended Sturgis, and towns where none of the residents...
    Iowa’s coronavirus situation is among the worst in the United States, but the state’s Republican governor isn’t listening to federal advice to be far more aggressive.  Gov. Kim Reynolds has made it clear she is resisting implementing coronavirus restrictions such as a mask mandate despite Iowa’s public health situation ranking poorly in the most recent report by the White House Coronavirus Task Force. “I trust Iowans to do the right and I think they are doing the right thing,” Reynolds said at a press conference on Thursday when pressed on the issue of a mask mandate, and reiterated that Iowans should wear a mask if they can’t practice social distancing. The White House Coronavirus Task Force painted a concerning...
    President Trump said Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer 'doesn't have a clue' when it comes to the coronavirus and the economy. The claims were made by Trump during a rally on Thursday night, hours after the Democratic governor had criticized the president's handling of the crisis during a news conference. 'Michigan has already gained and regained more than half of the jobs that it lost - and if your state was ever allowed to safely reopen by your governor, who doesn't have a clue, just like Joe Biden, you would have gained far more than that,' Trump said at his rally in Freeland, Saginaw County. 'Open up your state, Madam Governor, open up your state!' Trump arrived in Michigan for...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY RYAN D’AMICO Governor Cuomo’s reopening plan has delayed the reopening of a key economic driver for New York – the attractions industry – for far too long and to the detriment of the State’s citizens and businesses. Under the Governor’s plan, one of the most restrictive in the United States, places of recreation, including family entertainment centers, amusement parks, waterparks and other attractions, must remain closed.  The continued closing of the attractions industry is inconsistent with current Centers for Disease Control public health recommendations and may reflect a fundamental misunderstanding of the attractions industry and its ability to operate safely...
    The governor for South Dakota has claimed that infection stats showing a motorcycle rally could have caused 250,000 new Covid-19 cases are 'made up'.  The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which saw 460,000 motorcycle enthusiasts flock to the small rural town of Sturgis from all over the US last month, has been deemed a 'super-spreading event' that's reportedly responsible more than 260,000 cases of COVID-19, according to a study.  But Gov. Kristi Noem dismissed the findings by economists, saying they had 'made up some numbers and published them.' Gov. Kristi Noem (pictured) claimed that infection stats showing a motorcycle rally could have caused 250,000 new Covid-19 cases are 'made up' Nearly 20 percent of all the new 1.4 million cases of coronavirus...
    True the Vote, an election integrity group, is filing suit against Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) for giving counties the option to conduct universal mail-in voting for the 2020 election. On August 6, Bullock issued a directive allowing Montana counties to opt in to conducting universal mail-in voting for the November 3 election. As of last month, nearly 40 counties have said they will conduct a full mail-in voting process for the election. True the Vote, as Breitbart News has learned, is now filing a lawsuit against Bullock on behalf of several Montana voters, two candidates running for state seats, and a local Republican Party office. President Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) are suing as well. “Democratic...
    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s current home is getting an 8-foot-tall wall built around it and other security updates, leaving taxpayers with a $1.1 million bill. The wall would help "ensure the safety, security, and protection of any sitting governor and the first family,” according to the governor’s office. The government-owned home is receiving the increased security due to threats Whitmer has received in recent months. Despite the new wall and electrified fence, the Democratic governor has a history of denouncing President Trump’s wall along the southern border, calling it "costly and ineffective" back in 2017. "$40 BILLION for the wall," Whitmer tweeted at the time. "Think how many kids that would educate, how many roads, bridges and...
    Ohio governor Mike DeWine sounds very confident that the Big 10 will play football. The Big 10 canceled the 2020 football season during the coronavirus pandemic, and the backlash has been unreal. Now, it sounds like the man running Ohio is confident games will be played. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Justin Fields (@justnfields) on Aug 14, 2020 at 7:45am PDT DeWine said the following during a Tuesday press briefing about playing in 2020, according to 247Sports: I think there certainly is a decent chance of there being a season in football for the Big Ten, for Ohio State, which is what...
    Dan Forest stood on stage presiding in front of the crowd that had come to see Donald Trump in North Carolina Tuesday, a potential public health nightmare of not enough masks and too many people, and declared: “This looks like freedom.”  But before he could even start rattling off all the things he’d do as governor to people who weren’t there to hear him speak, the state’s Republican lieutenant governor chose to indulge once again in a baseless, strange, and shocking idea about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s future.  “We all know that Sleepy Joe's not gonna make it. Not very long anyway. That’s sad to say,” Forest said as he tried to paint a dire picture to the GOP crowd...
    Two local New York politicians have joined the hundreds of restaurant owners looking to sue Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYC mayor Bill de Blasio over their refusal at letting indoor dining resume in the city.  State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and New York City Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo joined onto the $2billion lawsuit that already includes 350 eateries, claiming that they have 'tried to reason with the mayor and the governor.'  The Republican politicians have added that they have been left with 'no choice but to proceed with legal action,' Yahoo News reports.  State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and New York City Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo (center) joined onto the $2billion lawsuit against Cuomo The Republican politicians claim...
    New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoNew York infection rate stays below 1 percent for 30 straight days Symone Sanders warns of 'K-shaped' economic recovery benefiting wealthy Scarborough calls on Cuomo to walk back statement he made about Trump: 'Out of bounds' MORE (D) said Tuesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz, longtime fan of 'The Princess Bride,' swipes at cast members' plans to reunite to raise money for Democrats Trump casts wide net in Labor Day press conference Biden vows to be 'strongest labor president you've ever had' MORE “caused the COVID[-19] outbreak in New York” by not announcing a European travel ban sooner.  The New York governor criticized Trump and the federal government for not providing funding to New...
    Labor Day weekend beachgoers in New York were met with a message about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus response. “THE GOV KILLED NANA,” a banner flown over New York City and Long Island read on Saturday. “The people were going crazy,” one beachgoer told the New York Post. “[Cuomo] is nothing but a liar, condescending and miserable person. His carelessness caused the death of a lot of people unnecessarily.” The Democratic governor has been criticized for issuing a March 25 order that required some recovering coronavirus patients to be placed into nursing homes. So far, at least 6,447 New York residents died in nursing homes due to the coronavirus. Among the governor’s most vocal critics of the...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Brittany Bowlen, VP Of Strategic Initiatives for the Denver Broncos, will join Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the latest updates on how the state of Colorado is responding to COVID-19. The conversation will also apparently address the Denver Broncos upcoming NFL season. Brittany Bowlen (credit: CBS) The governor’s office announced in the morning that Bowlen will be a guest in the governor’s weekly news conference along with a representative from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The Denver Broncos are scheduled to start their season on Sept. 14 against the Tennessee Titans and there are no fans allowed in the stands due to coronavirus. The entire NFL preseason was scrapped due to...
    North Carolina officially kicked off the general election on Friday as it became the first state to mail absentee ballots to voters. It's a move that comes on the heels of the president, at a campaign stop last week, encouraging North Carolinians to vote by mail and vote in person. According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections, state law "makes it a Class I felony for a voter, 'with intent to commit a fraud to register or vote at more than one precinct or more than one time…in the same primary or election.'" There are currently more than 7 million registered voters in North Carolina, with more than 400,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans. And to date, the...
    VIDEO2:3502:35'I don't want to resign' to escape crisis: Lebanese central bank governorSquawk Box Asia Lebanon's central bank governor told CNBC this week that he wants to help the country in its time of distress — and he won't resign.  "You cannot resign … in an environment of a crisis, because it would look like going away from the task you have to perform," Riad Salameh said. "I don't want to resign because I am continuing what I have in my mind, as a strategy to get out of this crisis, and I'm sorry to disappoint those who are spreading rumors on my resignation every day," he told CNBC's Hadley Gamble on Monday. Apart from the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing economic troubles,...
    (CNN)New York state, once the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic in the US, has maintained a positive infection rate of below 1% for 30 straight days.In another hopeful development, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that the state's hospitalizations from the virus have dropped to a new low since March 16.But that's no reason to think the fight against the virus is over, officials say."As this virus continues to be a national crisis, it's clear that caution is a virtue, not a vice," Cuomo said.After a summer resurgence, the virus has now infected more than 6.2 million people in the US and resulted in 188,937 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.Read MoreSome states, like New York, are seeing promising trends. As...
    The governor of the British central bank, Andrew Bailey, pleads for regulation of stablecoins. As for crypto-currencies, and in particular Bitcoin, the banker considers that they are unsuitable for payments. In March, who would then be the future governor of the Bank of England, issued a warning against Bitcoin. For Andrew Bailey, Bitcoin investors must be “ready to lose all their money”. The now central banker has not changed his mind since. At an online conference organized by the Brookings Institute, he once again exposed his position with regard to crypto-assets. Bitcoin has nothing to do with money For the latter, cryptocurrency is simply “unsuitable for the world of payments.” “And as regards precisely Bitcoin,...
              NASHVILLE, Tennessee – In Thursday’s meeting of the Joint Ad Hoc Committee to Study Emergency Powers, two experts on constitutional law said, that with the deference the courts afford the executive branch, it is up to the Tennessee General Assembly to put checks on the broad powers of the governor during an emergency. In the second of three meetings, committee members heard testimony from seven individuals:  Glenn Reynolds, Professor of Law, University of Tennessee; Larry L. Crain, Crain Law Group; Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General of the State of Tennessee; Patrick Sheehan, Director TEMA; Dr. Lisa Piercey, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health; Clark Milner, Deputy Counsel to Governor Bill Lee; Brent Easley,...
    Republicans and Democrats agree that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been a disaster in his response to the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, former New York Gov. George Pataki told “Your World with Neil Cavuto.” “The mayor is a catastrophe,” he said. “And I think you have bipartisan agreement, even in this era where Republicans and Democrats don't agree on anything. I think in New York, they agree de Blasio has been a catastrophe.” Pataki argued that if he were still governor, he wouldn’t be able to sit back and observe de Blasio sending the city “down the tubes” and suggested Gov. Cuomo should interfere. REP. MAX ROSE SAYS DE BLASIO IS 'ACTIVELY TRYING TO KILL' NYC RESTAURANTS Right...
              Governor Mike DeWine’s recent press conference touched on several issues facing Ohio and possible fixes. In the Tuesday briefing, DeWine reminded citizens to take the proper safety precautions for Labor Day weekend. DeWine reported Ohio had the “highest number of new cases since the end of July,” which he called a “stark reminder that this virus has not gone away and it continues to spread in our communities.” DeWine called on citizens to continue hand washing, social distancing, and to remember the mask mandate is active in all 88 counties. In anticipation of Labor Day weekend, the governor announced three new safety efforts to curb fatalities on Ohio’s roads, and give young drivers...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has rebuked President Donald Trump over his threat to pull federal funding from 'lawless' U.S. cities, and issued a chilling warning that the president would need 'an army' to set foot in New York City. 'He can't have enough bodyguards to walk through New York City,' Cuomo said at an emergency press conference on Wednesday night. 'Forget bodyguards, he better have an army if he thinks he's going to walk down the streets in New York.' 'He is persona non grata in New York City, and I think he knows that, and he'll never come back to New York, because New Yorkers will never forget how gratuitously mean he has been,' Cuomo said. It follows...
    By Rich McKay | Reuters Mississippi on Wednesday took a big step toward replacing its old state flag dominated by the Confederate “stars and bars” when a commission selected a new design featuring a magnolia – the state flower – to replace imagery seen by many as racist. The “New Magnolia Flag,” whose selection was announced by a Mississippi Department of Archives and History panel, now requires the approval of Governor Tate Reeves. If approved as expected, the design will go to the voters on the Nov. 3 ballot for final adoption as the state flag. While long controversial, the old state flag – adopted in 1894 – came to its demise during the latest wave of anti-Confederate sentiment...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Gov. Gavin Newsom's press conference on the coronavirus pandemic focused on the major financial impacts the virus has had.The governor announced the state would be using $600 million to purchase hotels, motels and apartment buildings by the end of the year for supportive homeless housing.RELATED: Map shows which counties can, can't reopen under Newsom's new 4-tier system"Shelter solves sleep, but housing and supportive services solve homelessness," the governor said."This is not one of those open ended things where you hear the initiative and it never gets done," Newsom said. "We have to hit it head on. We have to do it ethically, morally and compassionately, but we also have to do with more accountability and more more...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Joe Biden may have one of his best chances for a Southern victory in North Carolina, where he stands to benefit from a mild-mannered Democratic governor praised for his balanced approach to controlling the coronavirus. Four years after he narrowly won the politically divided state carried by then-candidate Donald Trump, Gov. Roy Cooper has a double-digit lead over his Republican challenger, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, in a July poll. Cooper’s reelection path offers clues to what will work for Southern Democrats in an election cycle that also will determine control of the White House and Congress. On the surface, the strategies used in the Cooper-Forest contest — one of the few closely watched 2020 gubernatorial...
    Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt hasn’t been willing to order masks statewide in his conservative stronghold no matter who’s come calling.  He hasn’t been willing to take further steps requiring face coverings as a public health measure even as local mayors have hoped to see more action from the governor. When the head of a House subcommittee charged with monitoring COVID response scolded him for his approach, he didn’t budge. Even after some Republican governors relented and ordered facial coverings as the coronavirus ravaged their states, Stitt hasn’t moved.   Not even reports from the White House Coronavirus Task Force that have recommended in recent weeks that the state implement a mask requirement has changed his mind.  “I'm not going to mandate...
              Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio. During the third hour, Carmichael questioned why people were coming from outside of cities rioting and looting highlighting that these efforts appeared to be coordinated. He later discussed Kanye West’s chances of getting on the 2020 presidential ballot and how it would be a problem for Democrats. (Mark Meadows clip plays) We offered help. Help was denied. Obviously there were multiple gun shots and people lost their life. We made a...
    On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Kenosha, WI Mayor John Antaramian (D) stated that the National Guard “has been extremely helpful” in keeping order in the city. Although, he denied that President Donald Trump’s urging had anything to do with deploying the Guard and that Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) “immediately dealt with” requests to bring the Guard in. Antaramian said that he can’t give any details about what Trump’s visit will entail, but said, “I will tell you, though, that the National Guard has been extremely helpful, and we feel comfortable that we can keep the president safe and keep the public safe. Mostly, we need to try to make sure that there’s calm in the community, and that is...
    Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts doesn’t sound too happy with the Big 10. According to Martha Stoddard, Ricketts said Monday that the B1G made a mistake by canceling college football during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Ever since the August 11 decision to pull the plug, the conference has been getting hammered by everyone. .@GovRicketts says the Big 10 made a mistake in how they handled fall sports, argues that football games would have been manageable. — Martha Stoddard (@stoddardOWH) August 31, 2020 Outside of the university leaders and Cowardly Kevin, is there anyone on the planet who thinks the Big 10 made the right call? That’s a serious question. Is...
    Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes spoke with CNN’s John King Sunday morning about the unrest in the state following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. President Donald Trump is traveling to Kenosha this week following the rioting and violence. There have been calls for Joe Biden to do the same. Barnes told King that he doesn’t think the president visiting would be helpful, pointing to Trump’s past “incendiary remarks” and saying, “They centered an entire convention around creating more animosity and creating more division around what’s going on in Kenosha, so I don’t know how, given any of the previous statements that the president made, that he intends to come here to be helpful. And we absolutely don’t need...
    Matthew Chapman August 29, 2020 7:55PM (UTC) On Saturday, writing for The Guardian, columnist Art Cullen argued that President Donald Trump's push to scare Midwestern voters with a "law and order" anti-crime message is tone deaf and ignores the bigger problems they face. "One hundred fifty bushels per acre should be the ballpark crop yield around Storm Lake, Iowa, which is in severe drought along with much of the Corn Belt," wrote Cullen. "That's a 25% yield chop off expectations. It makes farmers itch to start harvesting before the paper-dry corn falls to a freak wind. A hurricane-like derecho wind flattened 14 million acres in the Tall Corn State just a couple weeks ago. This, as corn prices are at their lowest...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With virus cases slowing, California governor announces new color-coded system to reopen the state’s economy, schools. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Thursday that all schools can begin reopening in his state despite the coronavirus pandemic that remains. The governor's office cited improved health statistics for the move, adding that the positivity rate for the virus among Marylanders under the age of 35 declined by 44% since late July. For residents over the age of 35, the positivity rate dropped below 3%. "As a result of our improved health metrics, every single county school system in the state of Maryland is now fully authorized to begin safely reopening," Hogan said. The Republican governor added that "there is no substitute for in-person instruction." Local school districts were given a deadline of Aug. 14 to submit...
    Twitter does not consider a call by Black Lives Matter radical Shaun King to reveal the identities of police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to be a policy violation. Yesterday, King threatened to name every police officer in the Kenosha police department, regardless of whether they were involved in the shooting of alleged sex offender and domestic abuser Jacob Blake, who was shot by Kenosha police officers after he attempted to resist arrest. To the Kenosha Police Department, if you do not name the officer who brutally shot Jacob Blake on Sunday, we will simply begin naming officers from your department who may or may not be him,” said King in a tweet. “Fuck it. Your protection of his identity is unethical. What’s...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has slammed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over a change to guidance in coronavirus testing, saying it is politically motivated and vowing that New York will not follow the new recommendation. The CDC on Monday changed its guidelines, which now say that if you were exposed but don't have symptoms, 'you do not necessarily need a test unless you are a vulnerable individual' or a doctor advises it. Previously, the agency had recommended getting tested after any close contact with someone who was confirmed infected with COVID-19. Cuomo told reporters on a call on Wednesday: 'The only plausible rationale is they want fewer people taking tests because, as the president has said, if...
    (CNN)In the first months of the nation's ongoing fight against the coronavirus, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine emerged as one of the politicians who actually got it. As in: Understood the threat and took clear and decisive actions -- including being the first governor to close a state's schools to deal with the spread of the virus.The praise those moves won DeWine nationally was reflected in his standing in the state, too. In a late June Quinnipiac University poll, 75% of Ohioans approved of how DeWine was handling his job -- including 81%(!) of Democrats, 76% of independents and 74% of Republicans.In short: if there was a governor you would think would be immune from an impeachment attempt, it would be...
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) – New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said he plans on greeting President Donald Trump at the airport Friday, but likely won’t attend his scheduled campaign rally in Manchester. President Trump is slated to speak Friday night at the PeriCohas Hangar near Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. The event takes place the day after the conclusion of the Republican National Convention. “As always, as the governor, I’ll always be there to greet the president,” said Sununu, the state’s Republican governor. “I am not planning on going to the rally. I don’t know how big it is, but my guess is it’s going to be a lot of people and when I can, I try to avoid large crowds to be...
    Republican Florida Lieutenant Gov. Jeanette Nuñez earned praise Tuesday night for her speech during the Republican National Convention warning Americans about the dangers of socialism. “As the daughter of Cuban immigrants, my story began in 1959, before I was born, when my parents’ dreams of a prosperous life became a nightmare. Chaos spread quickly when Fidel Castro took control of Cuba,” Nuñez said. “The government confiscated private property—stealing people’s homes, farms, and businesses.” “For my parents, the difficult decision to flee communist Cuba came when the Castro regime abolished religious freedom,” Nuñez continued. “Fellow Americans, the fabric of our Nation is in peril. Daily, the radical Left systematically chisels away at the freedoms we cherish. They peddle dangerous ideologies, cower...
    (CNN)Amid pressure to decrease the number of coronavirus infections in Georgia, which are among the worst in the nation over the last two weeks, a spokeswoman for the governor pushed back on questions about a lack of progress made in combating Covid-19 in the state.As first reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and WABE, the latest report from the White House Task Force on coronavirus shows Georgia is in a "fragile" state and could suffer more without further aggressive actions to control the virus, including a statewide mandate on masks and closing bars in areas with high transmission rates, according to the report. CNN reached out to the White House and the Task Force for comment, but in the past,...
    The Republican National Convention officially kicked off Monday at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s the third location of the event after it was moved twice due to restrictions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. The convention is set to feature a mix of online and in-person events. WHEN IS IT? The convention is scheduled to last two hours each night, Monday through Thursday, starting at 8:30PM ET. HOW DO I WATCH IT? The event is available to stream on the RNC’s official Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube channel, and on Amazon Prime Video by searching for the “Republican National Convention. If you’d rather listen to the convention, you can ask your Alexa device to play it as...
    Florida’s daily positivity rate for the coronavirus this weekend fell to a level not reported since mid-June. Florida’s Department of Health reported that the positivity rate for the coronavirus fell to 4.89% on Saturday. The positivity rate was last at such low levels on June 13, according to the Sun-Sentinel, and health experts consider a positivity rate below 5% as meaning the virus is under control. “Obviously this community has made some large and meaningful gains in suppressing the spread of this virus,” Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner said last week. In Kerner’s county, the Department of Health reported a 4.12% positivity rate on Saturday, down from 5.24% on Friday. “Florida update: percent positive today is...
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) is reportedly the lone Midwestern governor holding up the start of the Big 10 football season. The Spun cited Ohio State insider as saying Democrat Whitmer is a “major roadblock” to it all coming together, which would essentially amount to the teams playing each other outside of the traditional league. “I was also told that one roadblock to the new plan is the fact that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been vehemently opposed to football being played – at the high school and college level – in the state this fall,” Snook said. “Ohio Governor Mike DeWine gave his blessing to all sports being played this fall on Tuesday.” The Michigan High School Athletic Association...
    After almost 100 days free from covid-19, the Argentine province of Jujuy, bordering Bolivia, suffers an exponential increase in cases, even among its highest authorities, which has brought it to the brink of sanitary collapse and places it as one of the foci most worrisome in the country. “The situation is critical. We have 93% of the intensive care beds occupied with people from the interior of the province. In two or three weeks the peak will reach San Salvador (provincial capital, 1,500 km north of Buenos Aires). preparing for the collapse, “Sergio Barrera Ruiz, doctor at the Wecensalao Gallardo hospital in Palpalá and leader of the Argentine Republic Medical Association, told .. Jujuy reported 250 new infections and ten...
    Joe Biden's historic selection of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate is creating a buzz in California's Democratic circles where shadow campaigns to replace her in the Senate are already well underway. Should the pair defeat President Trump and Vice President Pence, California Governor Gavin Newsom will appoint a replacement for Harris to serve the remaining two years of her term.  Democratic sources in the state tell CBS News that Congressman Adam Schiff, Congresswoman Katie Porter, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Baragan, and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, have all made calls to lobby constituencies for the job.  Get updates from the campaign trail delivered to your inbox Others, like Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Attorney General Xavier Becerra,...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday said he was focusing every resource on battling dozens of raging wildfires and thanked residents for conserving energy during the energy crisis spurred by the ongoing heat wave. The state has been ravaged by fires since Sunday’s freak thunderstorm produced hundreds of lightning strikes that sparked the multitude of blazes. Newsom opened his remarks Wednesday with a focus on the historic heat wave that produced world record 130 degree heat in Death Valley earlier this week. The extraordinary weather has led to multiple red-flag warnings and nearly 11,000 lightning strikes in the state over the past 72 hours. The governor said that this wildfire season in California has been incredibly...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Governor Andrew Cuomo is refining the law guiding the state on what is required to revoke a franchise from an energy provider taking obvious aim at Con Edison and PSEG for a sluggish response to Tropical Storm Isaias. The state Department of Financial Services will also be conducting an investigation into the response effort, still ongoing, as well as withhold a $10 million performance bonus included in PSEG’s contract with New York. The state Department of Public Service will be issuing violations to both power companies, especially for Rockland County and the Central Hudson. “After this tropical story, they’re not receiving...
    Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes figured laughter was the best medicine for a verbal flub made with most of the nation watching. He had elicited a mixture of raised eyebrows and wry smiles when he ended the Democratic National Convention's roll call vote on Tuesday with the announcement that "Wisconsin cast 30 votes for Bernie Sanders and 67 for the next president of the United States of America, Joseph Bidens." WHAT TO WATCH FOR WEDNESDAY AT THE DNC: HEAVY HITTERS GO TO BAT FOR BIDEN While he quickly corrected himself, stating the presidential nominee's real name, Joseph R. Biden, he later acknowledged his high-profile faux pas on Twitter, saying: "To all the Joe Bidens, congrats on your official nomination!" Milwaukee, in Barnes' home state of...
    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee wants the SEC playing football in the fall. Lee appeared on Clay Travis’ radio show early Wednesday morning and voiced his support for the SEC playing games and fans being in the stands. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Governor of Tennessee @GovBillLee tells us on @outkick he’s looking forward to watching a game in Neyland Stadium and supports SEC football being played this fall. He also said he’s hopeful only one @Titans game won’t have fans this fall. — Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 19, 2020 I couldn’t agree more with Lee, and I’m glad he’s speaking up. As I’ve said many times, we need our elected officials leading...
    (CNN)California authorities have issued several evacuation orders as fires burn through parts of the state, while thousands more residents are without power amid a record-breaking heat wave. The state is battling what some experts are calling historic weather conditions. Nearly 45 million people across the West are under an excessive heart warning or heat advisory Wednesday. High temperatures, gusty winds and low humidity are forecast, conditions that will likely contribute to a significant spread of both new and existing wildfires. California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency Tuesday to deploy resources to "combat fires burning across the state which have been exacerbated by the effects of the historic West Coast heat wave and sustained high winds."More than two dozen...
    (CBS Detroit ) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s speech at the 2020 democratic national convention echoed support for the Biden/ Harris campaign while criticizing the current administration. Governor Gretchen Whitmer: just imagine if we had a national strategy; so everyone who needs a test gets one for free; so everyone has access to a safe vaccine. The governor’s jabs were largely directed at president trump’s COVID-19 response but conservatives are speaking out against those remarks. Matt Seely, Michigan conservative coalition spokesperson, “Well to say that there’s no national COVID plan is really not understanding the fact that every state is sovereign and the president has gone out of his way to stick to state’s rights and allow governors to run their...
    Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves. Mississippi has 82 counties. Since the state’s schools started reopening, schools in 71 of those counties have reported cases of the coronavirus even as Gov. Tate Reeves brags about the state’s overall new case count dropping.  In those 71 counties, 245 teachers and 199 students have tested positive, with an additional 589 teachers and 2,035 students being quarantined as a result. As of Aug. 14, just 39 counties had reported school-related COVID-19 cases. Can we pause for a moment to think about the kind of spread of a lethal disease we’re talking about here? Reeves is announcing two measures to try to control the spread of the virus in schools. First, he’s expanding coronavirus testing for teachers. They won’t have to be symptomatic...
    Meaghan Ellis August 18, 2020 0 Comments New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is hitting back at President Donald Trump as the governor is offering words of “advice.” The Democratic governor took to Twitter on Tuesday with a few tips for the president. Cuomo advised Trump to “stop digging” when faced with criticism over his handling of the coronavirus. He also urged the president to face the truth about the virus. Cuomo tweeted, “Advice to the President: 1) When you are in a hole stop digging. The virus is real and spreading. Do your job on COVID. 2) Stop lying. You can’t play Americans for fools. The truth is defeating you.” Advice to the President: 1) When you...