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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — With elementary schools opening Tuesday and high schools on Thursday, the head of the teachers’ union is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to strongly consider shutting down public schools in the nine COVID cluster zip codes. PS 238, the Ann Sullivan School, is in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn, a community which currently has a 6.92% positive test rate for COVID-19. MORE: New York City’s Daily Coronavirus Infection Rate Spikes Above 3% For 1st Time In Months Teachers’ union president Michael Mulgrew says it should be shut down, along with the approximately 80 other schools in the nine zip codes with positive test rates over 3%. “What I am saying at this moment is that...
    Ivanka Trump cut a stylish figure in a cream pantsuit on Tuesday evening while showing support for her father at his first presidential debate against Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden.  The 38-year-old White House senior adviser joined President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Air Force One as they traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, ahead of the highly-anticipated event.  Ivanka looked pristine in a $3,210 cream blazer with a wrap belt by Gabriela Hearst and matching dress pants as she stepped off the aircraft at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.  Outfit of the day: Ivanka Trump, 38, wore $3,210 cream blazer with a wrap belt by Gabriela Hearst and matching dress pants to the first presidential debate on Tuesday  Traveling...
    RACINE, Wis. (CBS) — The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic rival former Vice President Joe Biden will be held in Cleveland, Ohio Tuesday night, but the presidential race could hinge on the swing state of Wisconsin. Some experts believe our northerly neighbor’s results could ultimately be the race’s deciding factor. As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported, one reason is that voter turnout is always high. General election voter turnout in Wisconsin is usually around 70 percent – one of the highest in the country. But there are also many other reasons why Wisconsin could end up being the key battleground state. “I think people are excited about the fact that we really could be the...
    (CNN)It's showtime. The first, hotly anticipated debate between President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden is only hours away. It's one of the President's last chances to turn around a campaign in which he is currently trailing, just five weeks before the vote. To help you decipher the tells for who won and what it means, Meanwhile in America has put together a pregame viewing guide -- read it below:The first 40 minutesThis is the first of three presidential debates. Expect to see the biggest audience and the greatest pressure coalesce in the first 40 minutes on Tuesday -- opinions will form early about candidates, before viewers start drifting off and the contenders get mired in squabbling. A strong start...
    Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe.Tom Williams/Congressional Quarterly via ZUMA Press For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Just hours before President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are set to square off in their first debate, John Ratcliffe, Trump’s Director of National Intelligence, has declassified documentation of a theory floated by Russian intelligence. While Ratcliffe explicitly warned that US intelligence could not vouch for the theory’s accuracy, writing that it may “reflect exaggeration or fabrication,” Trump backers, including the president’s son, have already seized upon the Trump-ally’s selective disclosure to spread claims that Hillary Clinton somehow masterminded a plot to pin a “Russia hoax” on her 2016...
    When President Trump and Joe Biden meet on stage in Cleveland, they arrive as two well-known entities. Mr. Trump, the incumbent president who shares his opinions on Twitter every day and in almost daily media appearances, and Biden, the Democratic nominee who has been in public life for decades.  But Tuesday marks the first time they will tangle face-to-face as the nation watches. That first debate will answer a number of questions, and set the tone for the next two, even as Americans have already begun casting their ballots ahead of November 3. Here's what to watch for in the first presidential debate of 2020.  How to watch the first debate between Trump and Biden Fact-checkingMr. Trump's penchant for making false...
    Rush Limbaugh ripped Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on his nationally-syndicated radio program on Tuesday, declaring the actor “sold his soul to China” after endorsing Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTop House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents Judge's ruling creates fresh hurdle for Trump's TikTok ban Harris says she hasn't 'made a plan one way or another' on meeting Supreme Court nominee MORE. Johnson, Hollywood's highest-paid actor, endorsed the former vice president over the weekend, marking the first time the 48-year-old has endorsed any candidate. “Dwayne Johnson has sold his soul to China," Limbaugh said. "It is a fascinating story about who owns this guy and who he really cares about pleasing. “Now, he could have...
    Rush Limbaugh ripped Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on his nationally-syndicated radio program on Tuesday, declaring the actor “sold his soul to China” after endorsing Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTop House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents Judge's ruling creates fresh hurdle for Trump's TikTok ban Harris says she hasn't 'made a plan one way or another' on meeting Supreme Court nominee MORE. Johnson, Hollywood's highest-paid actor, endorsed the former vice president over the weekend, marking the first time the 48-year-old has endorsed any candidate. “Dwayne Johnson has sold his soul to China," Limbaugh said. "It is a fascinating story about who owns this guy and who he really cares about pleasing. “Now, he could have...
    Washington — The coronavirus pandemic and the Supreme Court are among the topics that will be discussed at the first presidential debate on September 29, moderator Chris Wallace announced. The debate, which will be in Cleveland, Ohio, will include six 15-minute segments "dedicated to topics announced in advance in order to encourage deep discussion of the leading issues facing the country," the Commission on Presidential Debates said in a statement.  According to the statement, Wallace has chosen to focus on:  The records of President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden The Supreme Court COVID-19 The economy "Race and violence in our cities" "The integrity of the election." The U.S. has surpassed 200,000 deaths from the virus, according...
    President Trump and Joe Biden will meet on Tuesday, September 29 in Cleveland for the first presidential debate. The debate will be moderated by "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace. "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell will lead coverage on CBS broadcast stations, and she will be joined by "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King and "60 Minutes" correspondent and CBS News senior political analyst John Dickerson. Former Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and former Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus will also provide analysis.  On CBSN, "Red & Blue" will have a preview show at 5 p.m., with pre-debate coverage beginning at 8:30 p.m., hosted by Elaine Quijano. There will be post-debate analysis starting at 11 p.m. Get updates...
    CNN’s S.E. Cupp slammed the Trump campaign for going after Joe Biden’s cognitive abilities ahead of Tuesday night’s big debate, saying it’s “pretty rich” coming from the president in particular. Brianna Keilar touched on some of the pre-debate attacks from Team Trump, showing clips of Dr. Ronny Jackson and Rudy Giuliani accusing Trump, respectively, of being on drugs and having dementia. “None of this is based in fact,” Keilar said. “Ronny Jackson himself has shown himself to have dramatic flair, at best, and very un-doctor-like conduct in some of his commentary, right? Fox News correspondents pointed out to Rudy Giuliani, we’re not doctors, but this is out there in the public… It’s not like on Fox News, for instance,...
    Rush Limbaugh slammed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Tuesday, saying the actor “sold his soul to China” when he endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden over President Trump. “Dwayne Johnson has sold his soul to China. It is a fascinating story about who owns this guy and who he really cares about pleasing,” Limbaugh said. “Now, he could have been silent. He could have just gone through this campaign and not announced a preference. But he’s come out and endorsed Biden.” DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON ENDORSES JOE BIDEN, KAMALA HARRIS – HIS FIRST PUBLIC POLITICAL BACKING  Rush Limbaugh slammed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, saying the actor “sold his soul to China” when he endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden over President Trump. The Rock announced he would support Biden...
    Democrats “don’t care” that “somebody clearly must have broken the law” to obtain President Trump’s tax returns, GOP House Minority Whip Steve Scalise told “The Brian Kilmeade Show” on Tuesday. Scalise, R-La., made the comment following a New York Times report that President Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the previous 15 years. On Monday, Trump defended his tax history, saying that he paid “millions of dollars” to the Internal Revenue Service and argued he is "entitled" to tax credits "like everyone else" in the wake of the New York Times report. Scalise told Fox News Radio host Brian Kilmeade on Tuesday that the Democratic party “has been the party of hoaxes, Russia collusion, impeachment, tax returns since...
    Savannah Rychcik September 29, 2020 0 Comments Co-host of ABC’s “The View” Joy Behar has a strategy for Tuesday night’s debate between presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump, and it has to do with former President Barack Obama. “Put President Obama in the front. That will freak [Trump] out. He still hasn’t gotten over the correspondent’s dinner when Obama made a joke about him,” Behar said. She added, “If Obama doesn’t want to come, then bring an IRS auditor. You have to just freak him out. That’s it, so he looks ridiculous in front of his base.” Behar argued the debate has not “done much” since that of former presidents John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, which...
    On Tuesday night, President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will face off for the first time since the start of the general election. Networks expect record-shattering ratings as tens of millions of voters will finally see the two candidates debate for the first time. Biden, who enjoys a steady lead over Trump according to most polls, arguably has the most to lose from a poor performance. Here are four things he needs to do: 1. Keep his cool Despite selling himself as a calm centrist, the former vice president's temper has historically been one of his greatest liabilities. During the primary, flashes of anger erupted from Biden when he was asked by the press about...
    Joe Biden released his and running mate Kamala Harris' latest tax returns on Tuesday, ahead of the first presidential debate, and after a report President Donald Trump only paid $750 in taxes for 2016 and 2017. Biden's taxes showed that he and his wife Jill paid more than $346,000 in federal taxes and other payments for 2019 on an income of nearly $985,000 before seeking a refund of nearly $47,000. The 2019 tax returns for Biden's running mate Senator Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, a lawyer who has taken leave from his position as a partner with the firm DLA Piper, were also released. The couple paid $754,809 on an income of $3,018,127. Joe Biden released his and running mate...
    (CNN)Brad Parscale, who served as campaign manager for President Donald Trump's reelection race until earlier this year, has been hospitalized after an incident at his home in Florida, in which he was reportedly yelling and holding a loaded gun -- causing his wife to flee their home and call the police. According to Parscale's wife, Candice, he had made "suicidal comments throughout the week" and she believed he had shot himself. This is a moment for care and compassion. Mental illness, although minimized and mocked by this President on a number of occasions, is a very serious problem and it's clear that Parscale is struggling at the moment. (He is not alone in this; according to the National Alliance on...
    The lead attorney representing former National Security Advisor and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn admitted to bringing President Donald Trump into the loop on the high-profile case–immediately after purporting to invoke “executive privilege” on the matter. During an oftentimes cantankerous portion of a technology-deficient hearing on Tuesday, Flynn’s attorney Sidney Powell stunned U.S. District Judge for the D.C. Circuit Emmet G. Sullivan into silence when the issue of Trump’s direct involvement arose. Sullivan began his questioning of Powell by referring to a controversial letter she penned to Attorney General Bill Barr prior to her work on the case. The letter predicted Brady violations would come out and asked for the removal of all attorneys connected to the Russiagate investigation led...
    Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward defended his decision to pronounce Donald Trump unfit to be president of the United States. Woodward gave an interview to Axios’ Jonathan Swan, which included discussion of the author’s assessment that Trump is “the wrong man for the job.” That comment was made in reference to the conclusion of Rage, Woodward’s newly-released book on the Trump administration which incorporated a multitude of recorded interviews with the president. When asked why he reserved such judgment when covering previous presidents, Woodward pointed to his extensive efforts to cover Trump and said, “I did not want to join the ranks of the Senate Republicans who know that Trump is the wrong man for the job but...
    Arch Brexiteer and longtime ally of President Donald Trump, Nigel Farage, said that he does not believe 77-year-old Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden will be a match for the “sharp-witted” and “utterly determined” president in the first debate on Tuesday. Mr Farage praised Donald Trump’s endurance and resistance, saying that the president’s work-rate is “astonishing”. “I remember some White House staff half his age who had recently returned from a trip to the Far East. They couldn’t keep up with him,” he wrote in The Telegraph. “Since becoming president, he has been under relentless attack, including being impeached. His resilience, backed by his family, has been remarkable,” he added. In contrast, Mr Farage questioned former vice president Joe Biden’s ability...
    Joy Behar said Tuesday that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden should use the first debate to “just ridicule” President Donald Trump. With just hours to go before Trump and Biden took the stage for the first debate — moderated by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace — Behar offered her own advice to Biden. “Freak him out,” she said. (RELATED: ‘We’ve Lost That Battle’: Joy Behar Says The Fight For The Court Is Over, Republicans Won) WATCH: Co-host Sara Haines gave her advice first, saying that Biden would be wise not to “engage” with Trump. “I think that’s where President Trump wins every time. When he goes below the belt, no one can beat him at that low-level fighting,”...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to be himself on Tuesday night as the former vice president and President Trump are set to face off for the first time, calling on Biden to “save the planet.” Pelosi, D-Calif., during an interview on MSNBC Tuesday offered Biden some advice ahead of the debate, which is set to begin at 9 p.m. ET in Cleveland, Ohio, and will be moderated by “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace. PELOSI DOUBLES DOWN THAT BIDEN SHOULD SKIP DEBATES AGAINST TRUMP “Be yourself,” Pelosi said. “Save the planet.” Pelosi, for weeks, has argued that Biden should not debate Trump, claiming that the president and his "henchmen" have no "fidelity" to facts or the truth. "Not that...
    Donald Trump told a group of Christians he said 'excuse me' when Mike Pence asked him to pray with him at their first meeting, a new recording reveals. Pence, an evangelical Christian, asked Trump, then the Republican presidential nominee if he'd like to pray, according to the tape of meeting Trump had with Christian leaders that was obtained by The Atlantic. 'The first time I met [Mike Pence], he said, "Will you bow your head and pray?" and I said, "Excuse me?" I’m not used to it,' Trump said at the meeting, which happened during his first presidential campaign in September 2016. Trump has been appealing to the Christian right this campaign year, warning supporters at his rallies that Joe...
    A number of attendees at President Trump's rally in Florida on Tuesday were decked out in homemade apparel celebrating QAnon, a convoluted conspiracy theory that's taken off among a segment of Mr. Trump's base. So what is QAnon, and why are we talking about something this ridiculous? The story of QThose who subscribe to the QAnon conspiracy theory believe that a person who posts messages on the 4Chan and 8Chan internet message boards under the name "Q" is a high-ranking government official. And according to Q, Mr. Trump is on the verge of exposing a cabal of pedophiles, globalists, and celebrities who secretly control America.   Supporters of President Trump shout down a CNN news crew before a rally Tuesday,...
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    BACK in 2016 Donald Trump shocked the world when he was voted in to be the 45th President of the United States. But the clock is ticking until the next US election and the President is now just weeks away from discovering whether he will get a second term. 2 President Trump will face Democratic nominee Joe BidenCredit: AP:Associated Press President Trump will face Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s former vice president, at the polls. Biden is currently ahead in the national polls. Both Trump and Biden have just over a month to win over the public and prove they are the person to lead the US over the next four years. When is the US Election? The US presidential election...
    CLEVELAND – In a presidential race that has remained relatively consistent in the polls the past six months, Tuesday night’s debate – the first of three in-person showdowns between Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump – offers an opportunity for Trump to stir the pot and try to move the needle. And for a president who enjoys breaking with traditions and busting the rules, the debate in Cleveland in front of what’s likely to be a massive television and online audience gives Trump the chance to try and “rattle Biden,” a candidate who’s known for playing by the rules. THE ISSUES THAT BIDEN AND TRUMP WILL DEBATE IN THEIR FIRST SHOWDOWN But Mo Elleithee, the founding executive director of Georgetown University's Institute of...
    Famous filmmaker and the man who gave us Mr India, Shekhar Kapur gets appointed as the new chairman of Film & Television Institute of India governing council. The ace director has succeeded CID producer, BP Singh as the chairman of the institution and his appointment will definitely get in some amazing results during his entire tenure. Besides his stint as the chairman of the governing council, Shekhar Kapur will also act as the President of FTII society. The institution had earlier made headlines when Gajendra Chauhan was elected as its president. There were some harsh criticisms drawn against his appointment and he was then replaced by veteran actor Anupam Kher. However, after working as the institution’s head for over...
    Acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has been appointed President of the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society and Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, tweeted to confirm the news on Tuesday: “Happy to inform that renowned international film personality #ShekharKapur has been appointed as the President of FTII Society & Chairman of Governing Council of FTII. @[email protected]” After Anupam Kher, BP Singh, Producer of Popular Crime Show ‘CID’, Named New FTII Chief. “Mr Kapur, who has a vast experience, will add more value to the Institute. I am sure everybody will welcome his appointment,” he added. The director has made his mark in Hollywood as well as Bollywood. He started out as a...
    President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr., on Tuesday previewed the upcoming first presidential debate between the president and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The younger Trump highlighted on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria” his father’s accomplishments from running the country. He listed off his efforts getting peace deals signed in the Middle East, combating the coronavirus pandemic and building the “greatest economy America has ever known.” “Listen, the reality is the president has been practicing every day for this,” Trump told host Maria Bartiromo. “I mean, he is running the country. He’s doing, you know, an amazing job of that, he is getting peace deals done in the Middle East, he’s pulling us out of endless...
    On the day of the first and most critical presidential debate, The View discussed strategies for both candidates, with a predictable tilt in support of former Vice President Joe Biden, which is their wont. Co-host Joy Behar, a fierce critic of President Donald Trump, advised the Biden campaign to put former President Barack Obama in the front row of the debate audience, solely to freak the president out. Behar first said that, in her esteem, the political impacts of these debates have been fairly minimal since JFK debated Nixon, which she said: “turned the thing around.” Since “people are pretty much entrenched in their beliefs,” Behar argued that Biden should “just ridicule” President Trump. “He can’t take it. Make...
    In this February 26, 2007 file photograph, Charles Koch, head of Koch Industries, talks passionately about his new book on Market Based Management.Bo Rader | Tribune News Service | Getty Images The political advocacy group backed by billionaire Charles Koch has seen key policy victories under President Donald Trump, including regulatory and tax cuts.  Yet, despite the president being at risk of losing the election to Democratic nominee Joe Biden, and potentially jeopardizing another four years of Koch-friendly policies, the network, which has often favored Republican candidates, is staying out of the presidential election. The Washington Post reported last year that the network would not get involved with the president's bid for reelection. The Koch stance hasn't changed since then,...
    CNN anchor Jim Sciutto and Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh battled for nearly 10 minutes in an explosive collision ahead of the debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. In a fiery clash on CNN Newsroom Tuesday, Sciutto and Murtaugh went at it over the bombshell report about the president’s taxes. The conversation was hostile right out of the gate, as Sciutto tried to get Murtaugh to confirm that Trump paid only $750 in federal taxes in 2016 and 2017. Murtaugh responded with what has been the stock answer throughout Trump’s presidency — that the president is under audit and will release his taxes when the audit is complete. “I’ll take that as a...
    Melania Trump and Jill Biden will come face-to-face for the first time this election year at Tuesday night's presidential debate when both wives are on hand to watch President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden in their first match up. The two women have been at the same events in the past, including Trump's 2017 inauguration and the December 2018 funeral for George H.W. Bush, where the Bidens sat a row behind the Trumps. But Tuesday marks the election meeting for the two women, who have taken different approaches to this campaign year.  Biden, who has years of experience as a political spouse, has been an active campaigner for her husband, keeping her own travel schedule, conducting interviews, and...
    Michael Cohen has revealed Donald Trump's 'biggest fear' was always his tax returns being released to the public - and he predicts the president could go straight to prison for tax fraud after leaving the White House. The president's former personal attorney and self-described fixer, who himself was convicted for tax evasion, says the New York Times bombshell report about Trump's taxes for the past two decades is just the tip of the iceberg. He says the 'corrupt' president could face a raft more allegations should forensic accountants get hold of his returns. 'Based on what I know and what has now been reported, he may soon be the first sitting president to go from the White House straight to...
    Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein accused Donald Trump of creating 'the first grifter presidency' in US history after the New York Times lifted the lid on the president's years of alleged tax avoidance and extensive debt.   Bernstein called the bombshell Times report 'the smoking gun of a pervasively criminal presidency' in an interview with CNN on Monday morning. 'Donald Trump and his family are grifters,' he said. 'He has created the first grifter presidency in the history of the United States in which his purpose in running for the presidency and exercising the powers of the presidency - the fundamental reason is to bail himself and his family out.' The Times report, based on nearly two decades' worth of Trump's tax...
    President Donald Trump spent part of his Sunday preparing for his upcoming debate with former Vice President Joe Biden despite publicly ridiculing Biden’s mental acumen at campaign rallies. “We had a little debate prep before we came here,” Trump told reporters on Tuesday when he appeared Sunday with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. While supporters question whether Biden will even show up at the debate, the president has acknowledged that Biden could emerge from his basement prepared either through performance-enhancing drugs or through years of political experience. “They said, ‘How do you think he’s going to do in the debate?’” Trump recalled on Friday in a campaign...
    Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks to attendees at an outdoor "Black Economic Summit" while campaigning for president in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 23, 2020.Kevin Lamarque | Reuters WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden prepare to face off in the first presidential debate Tuesday, Biden has spent nearly a week diligently preparing for what is likely to be one of the most watched presidential debates in modern history. Biden's campaign has released few details about the former vice president's debate prep, but they have said it's being led by longtime Democratic debate guru Ron Klain, who was a key part of both Hillary Clinton's and Barack Obama's presidential debate teams. The stakes are...
    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham took his criticism of President Donald Trump to a remarkably new level Tuesday morning as the frequent contributor to MSNBC’s Morning Joe suggested the sitting president is the personification of the worst of human qualities. “It’s an era and a moment to think a little grandly, because President Trump is the fullest manifestation of the darkest of American forces, right,” the former Newsweek Editor in Chief offered. “Some of the darkest of human forces, really.” Meacham then listed  “selfishness and greed and appetite and ambition,” as Trump’s qualities currently on full view after the New York Times report on President Trump’s income tax payments over the past 15 years. “What the tax story shows—and endless data show—is...
    Between President Trump setting low expectations for Joe Biden’s debate performance and historical precedent of incumbent presidents not performing well in the first presidential debate, Democrats are optimistic that the first encounter between the major-party candidates will be Biden’s to lose. The challenge, though, is that Trump could ignite the Democratic presidential nominee’s short temper with criticisms of his family or on matters of personal pride. What the Biden campaign doesn’t want is a debate-stage version of when Biden told a Michigan autoworker that challenged him on guns that he is “full of s---,” or when he said that an Iowa voter who questioned his mental fitness and son Hunter Biden’s connections to a Ukrainian gas company was...
    (CNN)Donald Trump could face the most direct challenge of his presidency to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and his personal conduct in his first debate against Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday. Trump and Biden meet tonight in Cleveland for their first of three debates -- a socially distanced affair in which the candidates won't shake hands. Fox News host Chris Wallace is the moderator. The audience, at about 70, will be limited compared with previous debates, and everyone attending the event at Case Western Reserve University will undergo testing for Covid-19 and follow other health safety protocols.The debate is set for 9 p.m. Eastern time, and will last 90 minutes without any commercial breaks. The topics...
    U.S. President Donald Trump stands in front of a U.S. flag as he participates in a roundtable on donating plasma during a visit to the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 30, 2020.Carlos Barria | Reuters President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are set to square off in a face-to-face debate for the first time Tuesday night, and despite his incumbent advantage, Trump may not be heading in with the upper hand. Polls give Biden a steady and durable lead in national polls, including in a series of all-important swing states. The former vice president, who triumphed over a wide field of challengers in the Democratic primary, has also had much more recent debate experience...
    Joe Biden's campaign has "put all their eggs in the debate basket" after the Democratic nominee kept a low profile for much of the summer, Sean Hannity claimed Monday. “I believe his campaign team – they are seeing what we all see,” said the “Hannity” host, who noted that the former vice president's campaign wrapped up its public events before 10 a.m. ET on 12 separate days in September. “They see that he is weak, they see that he is frail," Hannity added. "They see him struggling cognitively. His staff, they made a very conscious decision to hide him.” Biden's staff were able to do this, the host argued, with the help of the “corrupt media mob” who deflected any potential conversation about the...
              Welcome to the Tuesday edition of our daily Virginia Trump campaign update! We will provide our readers with daily updates on the Trump Virginia campaign from today to November 3 (and after…if need be!). It’s officially 35 days until the election on November 3 – and 33 days until early voting in Virginia closes. The deadline to register to vote in time for the 2020 election is October 13. Tonight President Trump and Joe Biden meet in the first of three scheduled presidential debates. Chris Wallace of Fox News will be moderating from the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The Trump Virginia campaign is excited to watch the president go...
    (CNN)The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was pushed to play down the risks of the coronavirus pandemic in reopening schools for in-person classes, Olivia Troye, a former top adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, confirmed to CNN Monday. She called a New York Times story about the pressure campaign accurate. Situation was a "nightmare"Troye, who worked as Pence's lead staffer with the White House Coronavirus Task Force for months before leaving the Trump administration last month, said the situation was a "nightmare.""Unfortunately, this was an effort, you know, at times where I would get blindsided, where there would be junior staffers being tasked to find different data for charts to show that the virus wasn't as bad for...
    We've had months of set-piece events, tightly controlled by a team of campaign staff. Well, that's about to end. On the debate stage, candidates are on their own and in the whole campaign, this is the moment most fraught with risk. Plenty can go wrong, so hold on tight. Here's your handy guide.When - and where - are the Trump v Biden debates?There are three presidential debates on the agenda: 29 September in Cleveland, Ohio 15 October in Miami, Florida 22 October in Nashville, Tennessee Vice-President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris will also go head-to-head: 7 October in Salt Lake City, Utah They all take place from 21:00-22:30ET (02:00-03:30BST), with no commercial interruptions.How...
    DONALD Trump reportedly made $427.4 million from ‘The Apprentice’ and related licensing agreements, his leaked tax information shows. In a bombshell story late Sunday night, The New York Times published information from the president’s 2016 and 2017 tax returns showing Trump paid only $750 each year in taxes, despite seeing hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue from his ‘Apprentice,’ real estate and media empire. 3Donald Trump reportedly made $427 million from 'The Apprentice' and various licensing and endorsement dealsCredit: Getty - Contributor The president also paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the last 15 years – mostly due to the media and real estate mogul-turned-politician losing more money than he was making. Despite most of the...
    Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman told CNN’s Erin Burnett on Monday that the information in the New York Times report about President Donald Trump’s taxes indicated that Trump had committed tax fraud and that both Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump could go to jail if he loses the election. Akerman, who also served as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, investigated President Richard Nixon’s taxes as part of the Watergate administration, and said that compared to Trump, Nixon was a “rookie amateur.” Akerman noted that Nixon had backdated just one document after Congress had eliminated a tax deduction, but in comparison, it looked like the president had “done a whole series of activities that could...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the New York Times report on President Trump's tax returns comes with broad national security implications. The California Democrat wondered whether foreign governments might have “leverage” on Trump during an interview with NBC News on Monday as the president has hundreds of millions of dollars in loans coming due in the next few years. “This president appears to have over $400 million in debt. To whom? Different countries? What is the leverage they have? So, for me, this is a national security question,” Pelosi said. “We take an oath to protect and defend. This president is commander in chief. He has exposure to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, to whom?...
    "Stu Does America" host Stu Burguiere, and Sara Gonzales of "Sara Gonzales Unfiltered" sat down and predicted how the first presidential debate would go down between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. "What do you expect out of the debate?" Stu asked. "Some are sitting here looking at this election and saying Trump might be a little behind in the polls, but 'this is the moment.' Trump is going to wipe the floor with Joe Biden." He went on to ask Sara if Trump will destroy Biden or if conservatives are a "little bit too excited about it?" Watch the video for Sara's response. Catch the full podcast here. Missed...
    Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential candidate, reacted to the report on President Donald Trump’s taxes by asking exactly who he owes money to. Harris spoke to Lawrence O’Donnell and, in a preview of the full interview airing tonight, the MSNBC host said, “Personal debt is a very significant issue when considering security clearances. What is your reaction that debt that the president has?” The California senator said Americans “deserve to have a full accounting of the financial interests, including the indebtness, of the president of the United States.” “Who does he owe the money to? Tell us. Who do you owe the money to?” she said. “And do you owe debt to any foreign nation? Do you...
    Welcome to The Hill’s Campaign Report, your daily rundown on all the latest news in the 2020 presidential, Senate and House races. Did someone forward this to you? Click here to subscribe. We’re Julia Manchester, Max Greenwood and Jonathan Easley. Here’s what we’re watching today on the campaign trail: LEADING THE DAY:  Washington is reeling from the fallout over the New York Times bombshell report on President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments Ocasio-Cortez: Trump contributed less in taxes 'than waitresses and undocumented immigrants' Third judge orders Postal Service to halt delivery cuts MORE’s finances.  The extensive reporting shows that the president avoided paying income taxes for 10 of the 15 years before...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump's path to reelection runs right through Ohio, but with polling showing a tight race ahead of November, some Ohio Democrats think the state is ripe to flip and are urging Democratic nominee Joe Biden's campaign to invest more resources there.A memo obtained by CNN makes the case that Ohio -- which falls behind other top battleground targets for Democrats, such as Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania -- is "winnable if someone decides to go for it." Written by Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper, it advises the campaign to deploy additional financial resources in the state in the final stretch."Ohio is within the margin of error despite minimal relative investment by the Biden campaign versus the Trump campaign...
    The Washington Post‘s editorial board issued an endorsement of Joe Biden’s White House bid on Monday, arguing the former vice president was the right person to replace the “worst president of modern time.” “In order to expel the worst president of modern times, many voters might be willing to vote for almost anybody,” the editorial board wrote. “Fortunately, to oust President [Donald] Trump in 2020, voters do not have to lower their standards.” “The Democratic nominee, former vice president Joe Biden, is exceptionally well-qualified, by character and experience, to meet the daunting challenges that the nation will face over the coming four years,” they added. Although the editorial touted Biden’s attributes for the presidency, the Post spent a significant amount of time...
    Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images The first 2020 presidential election debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is set to take place on Tuesday. WHERE The debate will take place in Cleveland, OH, at Case Western Reserve University and it will be broadcast live on all major cable and broadcast news networks. WHEN Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. ET. WHO Trump will square off against Biden in their first debate together while Fox News anchor Chris Wallace moderates. WHAT ELSE According to Fox News, the debate “will be divided up into six 15-minute-long segments, each dedicated to one topic, picked by moderator Chris Wallace and approved by the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates.” These topics will include‘...
    President Donald Trump held a surprise event Monday debuting an all-electric pickup truck on the White House's South Lawn manufactured in Lordstown, Ohio - an important swing state.  'We've been working on this very long and very hard because General Motors left the plant,' Trump explained as he showed off the 2021 Endurance. 'But they went in, and they have an incredible vehicle.'   The Endurance was built by Lordstown Motors, a company that took over the old Lordstown GM plant, with some financial help from GM, to build a truck that has an electric motor on each of the wheels - technology that marveled the president.  President Donald Trump held a surprise event Monday on the South Lawn showing...
    Conservative radio show host Mark Levin described actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a “self-righteous egomaniac” after his endorsement of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. “Self-righteous egomaniac. And why should we care who another actor endorses? What a surprise, he endorses the Democrats,” Levin tweeted Monday. “Well, then, let’s stop thinking for ourselves, no longer worry about the Republic, vote for a mentally incapacitated lifetime political hack, because ‘the Rock’ is stupid enough to do so. Uh, no.” 1. Self-righteous egomaniac.And why should we care who another actor endorses? What a surprise, he endorses the Democrats.— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) September 28, 2020 “By the way, to show you what a clown ‘the Rock’ truly is, he says he’s...
    Fox News host Mark LevinMark Reed LevinTrump dismisses climate change role in fires, says Newsom needs to manage forest better Barr: The left 'believes in tearing down the system' Tennessee primary battle turns nasty for Republicans MORE ripped Dwayne Johnson for his endorsement of Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenNew Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments Biden campaign sells 'I paid more income taxes than Trump' stickers Trump, Biden have one debate goal: Don't lose MORE, calling the WWE star known as "The Rock" a "self-righteous egomaniac" and Biden "a mentally incapacitated lifetime political hack."  The "Fast & Furious" star endorsed Biden over the weekend, marking the first time the 48-year-old has endorsed any candidate.  “Self-righteous...
    A new poll released Monday shows that Nebraska’s second congressional district could play a decisive role in the 2020 presidential election. The district includes Omaha, Nebraska’s largest city, as well as its surrounding suburbs. If the presidential race were to come down to this district, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden would have a considerable edge over Donald Trump. (AP/File) According to a New York Times/Siena College poll, Biden leads Trump by seven percentage points, or 48% to 41 %, in Nebraska’s second congressional district. Nebraska is one of two states – the other being Maine – that split up their electoral votes by congressional districts. Earlier this month, the president’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, made two...
    Carl Bernstein called the New York Times report on President Donald Trump’s taxes “the smoking gun of a pervasively criminal presidency.” The veteran journalist told CNN’s Brianna Keilar that it’s clear Trump and his family are “grifters” and that the reporting points to a need for the press and Congress “to find out just how great a national security threat to this country our president is, particularly in his dealings with Putin, with Erdogan of Turkey… Follow the money, follow the lies.” Keilar picked up on Bernstein using the word “criminal” and asked him about that. Bernstein said there’s “certainly implications of tax fraud to begin with that needs to be looked at” and the question of “what other...
    Liberal women's groups and Planned Parenthood are pulling no punches when going after President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. The National Organization for Women, which is connected to a PAC that endorsed the Biden-Harris ticket, said Barrett "will turn back the clock on equality." HOW TO WATCH FOX NEWS COVERAGE OF THE FIRST BIDEN-TRUMP DEBATE IN OHIO "Donald Trump and the Senate Republicans want to steal another seat on the Supreme Court so that Amy Coney Barrett can help repeal Roe [v. Wade] and shred the Affordable Care Act – but not before she votes with a new, ultra-conservative majority to validate an election he intends to steal," the National Organization for Women said in a statement. Judge Amy Coney Barrett applauds as President Donald Trump announces Barrett as...
    A blockbuster New York Times report shows Trump only paid $750 in federal income taxes the year he was elected. Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he was elected president, according to a blockbuster report published by the New York Times on Sunday. The Times report also found that Trump is millions of dollars in debt, incurred through a series of failed business ventures — a fact that runs counter to Trump's self-made image as a successful businessman. Trump has also used his financial failings to avoid paying taxes, the report found. The president has resisted revealing his financial information since the start of his...
    “ “If you have a lot of money, no matter what you do with the tax system, you can always game it. I mean, that’s just the reality of the situation. And Donald Trump’s been very forthright, and I’m sure he will be at the debate, that he does not like paying taxes and he’s going to do everything he can not to pay taxes.” ” Onetime U.S. Senator Rick Santorum and President Donald Trump. Getty Images That’s Rick Santorum, a former U.S. Senator, onetime presidential hopeful and Republican commentator on CNN one day after the New York Times story saying President Donald Trump paid a $750 income tax bill in 2016 and in 2017, while paying...
    Yard signs supporting U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden are seen outside of an early voting site at the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax, Virginia, September 18, 2020.Al Drago | Reuters Voters in swing states want President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden to use their first debate to offer clear answers on how they plan to improve the economy, while battling Covid-19 and racial inequality. Some of these voters, who spoke to CNBC ahead of Tuesday's debate, said the coronavirus has affected their lives and livelihood in a variety of ways, from new health-care guidelines to layoffs. The debate on Tuesday will be the first of three between the...
     Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association  To view past editions of The Hill's 12:30 Report, click here: http://bit.ly/1M1mIfw  To receive The Hill's 12:30 Report in your inbox, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1Tt4hqN --> A midday take on what's happening in politics and how to have a sense of humor about it.* *Ha. Haha. Hahah. Sniff. Haha. Sniff. Ha--breaks down crying hysterically.   The Hill’s 12:30 Report: NYT obtains Trump’s tax returns | Trump slams bombshell report as ‘fake news’ | 18 quick takeaways | Washington Post’s editorial board endorses Biden | GOP, Dems brace for election chaos | Trump suggested naming Ivanka as VP in 2016 | World nears 1M coronavirus deaths | 100 women who have helped shape America | 1,800+ South Park cutouts at Broncos game   TALK OF THE MORNING...
    Editor’s note: What follows is an excerpt from Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie’s new book “Trump: America First: The President Succeeds Against All Odds” which will release on Sept. 29 (Pre-order here on Amazon). In the book, Lewandowski and Bossie provide an inside look into President Donald Trump’s presidency and his reelection campaign. The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Democrat congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York, subpoenaed Corey in August 2019. It was supposed to be the first big impeachment hearing of the Mueller Report era. And when we say big, we mean wall-to-wall coverage on every TV channel. Big… We were already inside… As former Hill staffers, we knew how to navigate Capitol Hill without walking through the front...
    (CNN)There's a revolution happening within the GOP right under our noses.The latest sign came Sunday, when former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge penned an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer making clear his intent to vote for former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump in November. "He lacks the empathy, integrity, intellect and maturity to lead," Ridge, who also served as the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in the Bush administration, wrote of Trump.Ridge joins fellow Bush Cabinet secretaries Christine Todd Whitman (EPA), Ann Veneman (Agriculture), Carlos Gutierrez (Commerce) and Colin Powell (State) as Biden endorsers. Ray LaHood, a former Republican congressman from Illinois, and Chuck Hagel, the former Nebraska Republican senator, both of whom served in the...
    Accountants support reelecting President Trump by a wide margin, according to a survey conducted by Arizent, the publisher of Accounting Today. The poll found that 55% of respondents back Trump, while 38% support former vice president Joe Biden. Not only is the gap between support for Trump and Biden wide, but the anonymous comments from respondents also show that the division is quite polarized. “I believe a Biden-Harris win would destroy the country,” said one respondent who supports Trump. Another said, "I will close my business and retire if Harris/Biden is elected." Biden supporters were equally firm in their position. “I believe if Trump is re-elected, it will be a disaster for the country, the environment, and the...
    Sunday, The New York Times claimed to have President Donald Trump’s tax returns, which the outlet says show “chronic losses and years of tax avoidance.” Trump has since called The New York Times report “fake news.” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, on Monday’s Fox News Channel broadcast of “Fox & Friends,” sounded off on the report, saying it is the “same playbook that the American people rejected” in 2016 when Trump was elected. “We have seen this play out before where there was a hit piece about the president’s taxes just before a debate, and an inaccurate one at that,” McEnany outlined. “This is the same playbook they tried in 2016 and the same playbook that the American people rejected, and will...
    The New York Times published details on two decades worth of Donald Trump’s tax returns, sparking outcry from many of the president’s supporters that the Times and its reporters should be investigated for breaking the law. It’s important to understand that while the financial records may have been unlawfully disclosed to the Times, legal precedent shows that it was legal for the Times to publish reporting on confidential documents. Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk’s reaction to the report was representative of the outrage: Who leaked Trump’s tax returns to The New York Times? 26 U.S. Code § 7213 makes it illegal to disclose unauthorized information, including tax returns If true—there should be felony charges leveled. RT if DOJ should immediately investigate...
    After weeks and months of President Donald Trump characterizing former Vice President Joe Biden as an senile old man who can’t string two sentences together, his campaign has finally realized that they should start raising expectations for his performance at the first debate this Tuesday night. Apparently, Donald Trump Jr. didn’t get the memo. The president’s eldest son kicked off his Fox & Friends appearance by attacking CNN’s Jake Tapper for not pressing Jill Biden harder on her husband’s history of making “gaffes” during an interview on State of the Union Sunday. “Once a Democrat operative, all of it—always a Democrat operative,” he said, unconvincingly. “Joe Biden can’t remember where he is 50 percent of the time,” Trump Jr. declared....
    REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstPresident Donald TrumpI was slow in getting to an alarming and epic overview by Barton Gellman in The Atlantic about some of the possible scenarios if both sides are willing to go nuclear in the aftermath of the November election. You must read it, but you won’t sleep well afterwards. Headlined: “The Election That Could Break America,” it’s here. The summary is this: If, as seems likely at the moment, Trump loses the election by any rational reckoning, but refuses to concede, relying on his newfound and oft-repeated belief that absentee/mail-in ballots —  especially those that arrive after Election Day — are inherently fraudulent or unreliable, and if enough Republicans in Congress are willing to cooperate with subverting the...
    Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's campaign manager for the 2016 presidential election and current senior adviser to the 2020 campaign,  and political activist David Bossie, Trump's former deputy campaign manager, have shared an excerpt of their new book Trump: America First exclusively with DailyMail.com readers. The close advisors to the president share their accounts of their time with Trump from 'the front lines of his battle to keep America great' and inside 'the rough-and-tumble world of Trump's West Wing'. A passage of the book includes details of how Lewandowski nearly came to blows with Trump's former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly outside the Oval Office - until Lewandowski brought up Rob Porter.  Porter, who was dating Hope Hicks, would eventually resign from his position...
    Mark Levin slammed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a “self-righteous egomaniac” for endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris and said a self-proclaimed independent willing to support the Democratic ticket should help motivate conservatives to reelect President Trump. The Rock announced he would support Biden on Sunday, marking the first time he’s ever publicly thrown his weight behind a political candidate — but Levin isn’t a fan. Mark Levin slammed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a “self-righteous egomaniac” for endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris. DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON ENDORSES JOE BIDEN, KAMALA HARRIS – HIS FIRST PUBLIC POLITICAL BACKING  “Self-righteous egomaniac. And why should we care who another actor endorses?  What a surprise, he endorses the Democrats,” Levin wrote. “Well, then, let’s stop thinking for...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a top U.S. government health agency gave a grim assessment of the coronavirus pandemic that contradicts that of President Donald Trump, saying "We're nowhere near the end," NBC News reported on Monday. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who has been rebuked by Trump for less-rosy assessments of the coronavirus recovery, also expressed concern that Trump's late addition to the coronavirus task force, Dr. Scott Atlas, is sharing inaccurate information with the president. "Everything he says is false," Redfield said in a telephone call Friday on a plane from Atlanta to Washington, NBC reported. Redfield later told NBC the threat from the coronavirus pandemic was far from over, contradicting...
    Donald Trump wanted to name his daughter Ivanka as his running mate in the 2016 election, a new book reveals, and even had his campaign conduct polls on the matter. As Trump's aides, in June 2016, talked about who to name as the vice presidential candidate, Trump had his own thoughts, according to a forthcoming book by Rick Gates, excepts of which were published by Bloomberg and The Washington Post.  'I think it should be Ivanka. What about Ivanka as my VP?' Trump said. 'Ivanka should be vice president.' 'All heads turned toward her, and she just looked surprised. We all knew Trump well enough to keep our mouths shut and not laugh,' Gates wrote. 'He went on: 'She's bright,...
    DONALD Trump once mocked the Internal Revenue Service as "f**ing stupid" after receiving a $10million tax refund check, his former personal attorney has claimed. Michael Cohen tweeted a passage from his recent book Disloyal moments after the New York Times released a bombshell report exposing the president's shockingly low federal income tax payments. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 6President Donald Trump reportedly mocked the IRS at 'f***ing stupid' after receiving a $10M tax return, Michael Cohen has claimedCredit: EPA 6Trump's former personal attorney made the claim in his memoir Disloyal, which was released earlier this monthCredit: AP:Associated Press According to Cohen's book, Trump once showed the attorney a $10million IRS...
    Fox & Friends reminded viewers that its priorities are not those of a news show on Monday morning during an interview with White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany. On Sunday evening, The New York Times published a bombshell story that reported President Donald Trump had paid next to no federal income taxes based on tax returns they have reviewed. The details are stunning and suggest an enormous disconnect between the multi-billionaire persona forged by the sitting president and the vast amounts of money he has claimed to have lost over the past decade. Losses that have allowed him to only pay $750 in federal income tax in 2016, for example. Having the press secretary appear on one’s show the morning after...
    WASHINGTON -- A New York Times report that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax the year he entered the White House - and, thanks to colossal losses, no income tax at all in 11 of the 18 years that the Times reviewed - served to raise doubts about Trump's self-image as a shrewd and successful businessman.That Sunday's report came just weeks before Trump's re-election bid served to intensify the spotlight on Trump the businessman - an identity that he has spent decades cultivating and that helped him capture the presidency four years ago in his first run for political office. The Times' report deepens the uncertainty surrounding a tumultuous presidential campaign set against the backdrop of...
    Donald Trump Jr. went on the offensive as he responded to The New York Times’ extensive review of his father’s tax information throughout the decades. Appearing on Fox & Friends, the son of President Donald Trump was asked to react to the Times’ report that his father only paid $750 in income taxes in 2016 and 2017, and paid nothing at all for the last few years. The story also looked at the Trump Organization’s debts and reached a negative view of the president’s business losses and the legal questions surrounding his tax avoidance. Trump Jr. began by calling the story “ridiculous,” claimed “my father has paid tens of millions of dollars in taxes,” and that write-offs and tax...
    With Election Day less than 40 days away, President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have entered the final leg of the 2020 campaign. Here's where the candidates will be traveling­­ and how they'll be spending their time on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, just one day before they're slated to face off in the first presidential debate in Ohio. THE TOPICS MODERATOR CHRIS WALLACE WILL BRING UP AT NEXT WEEK'S FIRST BIDEN-TRUMP PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE President Trump: Trump is scheduled to deliver an update on the nation's coronavirus testing strategy on Monday afternoon from the White House's Rose Garden. HOW TO WATCH FOX NEWS COVERAGE OF THE FIRST TRUMP-BIDEN DEBATE IN OHIO Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: The former vice president has no public events scheduled on Monday,...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)A bombshell New York Times investigation has offered the most conclusive proof yet that US President Donald Trump's business empire is nowhere near as successful as he claims.Trump has for years cited his business acumen as a defining trait, and one that gave him an advantage over others seeking the presidency."I did a lot of great deals, and I did them early and young. And now I'm building all over the world, and I love what I'm doing," he said when he announced his presidential bid in June 2015. "I'm really proud of my success. I really am." New York Times: Trump paid no income taxes in 10 out of 15 years beginning in 2000But that picture...
    By Amanda Jackson | CNN Can you smelllllll who The Rock is endorsing? WWE legend, actor and businessman, Dwayne Johnson, officially made his first public endorsement for a presidential candidate as he announcement his support for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Sunday. “… as a registered Independent for years now with centrist ideologies, I do feel that Vice President Biden and Senator Harris are the best choice to lead our country, and I am endorsing them to become President, and Vice President, of our United States,” Johnson said in a video posted on Twitter. As a political independent & centrist, I’ve voted for both parties in the past. In this critical presidential election, I’m endorsing @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris. ...
    President Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the last 15 years and just $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, a series of articles published by The New York Times on Sunday claimed. The Times reportedly obtained Trump’s personal and corporate taxes spanning the past two decades, and their articles paint a picture of Trump and his companies reporting massive losses to offset the millions he would have had to pay in yearly federal taxes. There’s reportedly a $72.9 million refund he received in 2010, which is still being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and could put Trump on the hook for more than $100 million in unpaid taxes in 2022....
    Donald Trump's disgraced former attorney Michael Cohen claimed last night that the president once brandished a $10 million tax refund check and yelled, 'Can you believe how f***ing stupid the IRS is?' Cohen tweeted that his new tell-all book 'Disloyal' had 'been proven 100% TRUE' after the New York Times reported that the president paid just $750 in federal income tax in both 2016 and 2017. Cohen, who is still serving the last two years of a prison sentence from 'home confinement' for lying to Congress, retweeted an excerpt from his book which described how he'd been with the president when he received a colossal tax rebate at Trump Tower in Manhattan. 'He held the check up for me to...
    Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images There’s a recurring online gag among political observers that every time Donald Trump finds himself in a new quagmire or political scandal, there’s always a tweet from the president’s past that makes him look like a hypocrite on the issue of the day. Today, its on the subject of Trump’s taxes. The New York Times released its evaluation of Trump’s financial history on Sunday and reported that the president only paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017. The report also said Trump paid no income taxes at all for 10 of the last 15 years and has been fighting the IRS for the last decade over a $72.9 million tax refund he...
    Reuters September 28, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden square off on Tuesday in their first presidential debate. With five weeks to go until the Nov. 3 general election, the stakes are high. Here are five things to watch for during the 90-minute debate in Cleveland: FLASHPOINTS The televised match-up comes as Trump faces persistent questions, based on his statements about a rigged election, about whether he will accept the results should he lose. With millions at home watching, how will he respond if Biden pushes him to commit to a peaceful transfer of power? Both candidates will scuffle over Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump is...
    By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden square off on Tuesday in their first presidential debate. With five weeks to go until the Nov. 3 general election, the stakes are high. Here are five things to watch for during the 90-minute debate in Cleveland: FLASHPOINTS The televised match-up comes as Trump faces persistent questions, based on his statements about a rigged election, about whether he will accept the results should he lose. With millions at home watching, how will he respond if Biden pushes him to commit to a peaceful transfer of power? Both candidates will scuffle over Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump is using...
    Getty House Democrats are in the process of drafting a roughly $2.4 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Given the difficulty Democrats and Republicans have had in coming together to pass another bill focused on financial coronavirus relief, it is unclear when — or even if — Americans could receive stimulus checks. However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told “The State of The Union’s” Jake Tapper that she believed she and White House negotiator, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, could put a deal together. “When I have a conversation with the Administration, it is in good faith. I trust Secretary Mnuchin to represent something that can reach a solution and I believe we can come to an agreement,” she said. Could you receive a...