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    By JASON DEAREN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — “I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said. Huddled with aides in the West Wing last week, his eyes fixed on Fox News, Trump wasn’t talking about how he had led the nation through the deadliest pandemic in a century. In a conversation overheard...
    NEW YORK (AP) — “I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said. Huddled with aides in the West Wing last week, his eyes fixed on Fox News, Trump wasn’t talking about how he had led the nation through the deadliest pandemic in a century. In a conversation overheard by an Associated Press reporter,...
    In a sweeping bipartisan vote that takes a government shutdown off the table, the House passed a temporary governmentwide funding bill Tuesday night, shortly after President Donald Trump prevailed in a behind-the-scenes fight over his farm bailout.  The stopgap measure will keep federal agencies fully up and running into December, giving lawmakers in the post-election...
    The House overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to pass a stopgap funding bill that extends federal funding through Dec. 11, numerous sources reported. The House passed the bill 359-57 and stalls a government shutdown until after the presidential election, according to Politico. It now goes to the Senate, which is expected to pass the bill, and which...
    By Andrew Taylor | Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a sweeping bipartisan vote that takes a government shutdown off the table, the House passed a temporary government-wide funding bill Tuesday night, shortly after President Donald Trump prevailed in a behind-the-scenes fight over his farm bailout. The stopgap measure will keep federal agencies fully up and...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping bipartisan vote that takes a government shutdown off the table, the House passed a temporary government-wide funding bill Tuesday night, shortly after President Donald Trump prevailed in a behind-the-scenes fight over his farm bailout. The stopgap measure will keep federal agencies fully up and running into December, giving lame-duck...
    Senate Democrats released a report Monday alleging that the Trump administration has undermined fair housing policies and exasperated racial inequities.  The report showed the Trump administration has loosened enforcement of fair housing, “systematically undermining the progress that has been made over the past 50 years.” According to the National Fair Housing Alliance data cited in the report,...
    The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court for fast action on its effort, blocked by a lower court, to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from the numbers used to determine how many congressional seats each state gets. In court papers filed Tuesday, the administration suggested the court hear arguments in the case in...
    Igor Derysh September 22, 2020 9:10PM (UTC) A grandson of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy told The New Yorker that he was the whistleblower that sounded the alarm on presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner's coronavirus task force to Congress. Max Kennedy Jr., 26, told The New Yorker's Jane Mayer that he sent an anonymous whistleblower complaint to...
    (CNN)Last week the White House was hit by a bombshell: A former top aide to Vice President Mike Pence, who was intimately involved in the administration's response to the coronavirus, blamed President Trump for mishandling the crisis and causing unnecessary deaths. Miles TaylorThe official was Olivia Troye. And her words may change this election.Troye surprised...
    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) soured after the Department of Justice (DOJ) included the Emerald City on a list of jurisdictions known for allowing anarchy, unrest, and violence to fester, stating that the Trump administration’s “obsession” with her city is “irrational.” “The Trump administration’s threats to defund Seattle, Portland, and New York are a gross misuse...
    Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, speaks at a campaign event in Kissimmee, Fla., Sept. 15, 2020. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times) President Donald Trump has brought China’s relations with the United States to their lowest point in years. Joe Biden could prove, from the Chinese vantage point, to be a tougher and more...
    Tuesday’s White House press briefing ended with General Keith Kellogg, national security adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, joining Kayleigh McEnany to trash former Trump administration officials now speaking out against the president. Kellogg went after Olivia Troye, the former Pence aide who left the administration months ago and has since blasted the president...
    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday cited more dire predictions from medical experts when asked about the Trump administration's response to the U.S. passing the grim milestone of 200,000 deaths from COVID-19. "As you’ve heard several doctors in the task force note from this podium, we were looking at the prospect of 2...
    (CNN)The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to step in and consider a second fight over citizenship and the 2020 census on Tuesday, and to do so on an expedited basis. The appeal concerns President Donald Trump's effort to exclude undocumented immigrants from being counted when congressional seats are re-allocated among the 50 states next...
    U.S. President Donald Trump faces reporters as he departs for campaign travel to Ohio from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, September 21, 2020.Carlos Barria | Reuters Maybe the simplest way to think about what's happening with TikTok is collateral damage. The Trump administration has used technology companies as a battleground for...
    The Trump administration announced on Monday a host of sanctions against Iran aimed at continuing a conventional weapons ban that is set to expire, amid the start of the annual U.N. General Assembly. Under the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a conventional weapons...
    WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court for fast action on its effort, blocked by a lower court, to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from the numbers used to determine how many congressional seats each state gets. In court papers filed Tuesday, the administration suggested the court hear arguments in the...
    Senate Democrats have proposed a new coronavirus task force charged with investigating whether the Trump administration meddled with government health agencies responsible for handling the pandemic. “America will not defeat this virus if people do not have confidence that treatments, vaccines, and guidance are approved with only public health goals in mind,” Senate Minority...
    The Trump administration on Tuesday said it is reimposing its "public charge" wealth test for green cards that had been blocked during the pandemic, a move likely to alarm advocates, who have warned about the policy's impact on immigrant communities ravaged by the coronavirus. The 2019 rule, which gives officials more power to deny permanent...
    U.S. President Donald Trump’s turn to address the U.N. General Assembly came Tuesday with prerecorded remarks that included “a strong message on China.” Speaking to reporters Monday, Trump did not specify any of the topics he focused on with regard to China, but excerpts released Tuesday morning included his renewed criticism of China’s handling of...
    Congress originally approved the money for face masks and testing swabs. The Trump administration reportedly siphoned hundreds of millions intended for pandemic medical supplies to pay for unrelated defense spending. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that the Defense Department took most of a $1...
    U.S. President Donald Trump’s turn to address the U.N. General Assembly comes Tuesday with prerecorded remarks that he says include “a strong message on China.” Speaking to reporters Monday, Trump did not specify any of the topics he focused on with regard to China.  But he and his administration have been sharply critical of China’s handling of...
    The Trump administration is sending rapid coronavirus tests produced by Abbott Laboratories to every Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the country. The move was confirmed by White House coronavirus task force testing czar Adm. Brett Giroir in an interview with The McClathy Company and comes on the heels of the Department of Health...
              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 explains...
    (CNN)Joan Larsen, one of the candidates on President Donald Trump's list of potential nominees for the Supreme Court, once volunteered for Joe Biden's 1987 presidential campaign.In a Fox News interview on Monday, Trump said he had five female candidates for the Supreme Court, highlighting "a great one from Michigan." An administration official told CNN the...
    An undocumented gay immigrant participates in the #ResistMarch during the 47th annual LA Pride Festival. By Fatma Khaled Fleeing Mexico in 2012 after receiving death threats due to advocating for LGBTQ+ rights in the country, Mexican transgender activist Ishalaa Ortega was granted asylum in the U.S. on the basis of persecution on account of...
    The Trump administration imposed new sanctions against 10 individuals and eight entities Monday to pressure Iran to abandon its quest for a nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles and its support for proxies in regional conflicts. In a press briefing, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States was sanctioning Iran’s Ministry of Defense and...
    (Reuters) - Four former heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Democrats and Republicans, on Monday issued a sharp rebuke of the Trump administration's record on the environment after the current administrator said the agency is focused on "work that has been neglected for years." Former EPA administrators for Democratic presidents Barack Obama and Bill...
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration unveiled a new set of punitive measures against Iran on Monday, even as it faced isolation on the world stage after other major powers rejected a unilateral move by the U.S. to reimpose United Nations sanctions on Tehran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other cabinet members announced fresh U.S....
    The leaders who ran the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for more than a quarter-century, serving under Republican and Democratic presidents, agree that President Donald Trump has set the agency against science. At an event Monday that was part of Climate Week New York, four prior EPA administrators endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, denounced Trump’s approach to the agency, and said...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States slapped additional sanctions on Iran on Monday after the Trump administration’s disputed unilateral weekend declaration that all United Nations penalties eased under the 2015 nuclear deal had been restored. The announcement came in defiance of nearly all U.N. members, including U.S. allies in Europe, who have rejected...
    A group of former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) heads, including two that served under Republican presidents, endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll GOP set to release controversial Biden report Can Donald Trump maintain new momentum until this November? MORE on Monday, slamming the direction of...
    Iran's chief diplomat on Monday levied new threats against the Trump administration for its decision to kill influential military leader Qassem Soleimani early this year as tensions reach unprecedented highs between Washington and Tehran over its nuclear program. [ READ: Pompeo Pivots From Iran Deterrence Claim ]"The U.S. made a great mistake of assassinating in a clear...
    Washington (CNN)The Trump administration imposed a range of sanctions and restrictions on Iranian and Iranian-linked officials and entities on Monday after an effort over the weekend to reimpose UN sanctions on Tehran was largely rejected.Some of those sanctions -- including against the Iranian Ministry of Defense and embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro -- were taken...
    Top Trump administration officials on Monday announced a slate of punitive measures intended to add teeth to the administration’s attempt to reimpose international sanctions on Iran — a diplomatic maneuver dismissed by much of the global community as illegal and ineffective. The new actions, which fall under an executive order President Donald Trump signed Monday...
    By MATTHEW LEE and DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States slapped additional sanctions on Iran on Monday after the Trump administration's unilateral weekend declaration that all United Nations penalties that were eased under the 2015 nuclear deal had been restored, The announcement comes in defiance of the world community, which has...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States slapped additional sanctions on Iran on Monday after the Trump administration’s unilateral weekend declaration that all United Nations penalties that were eased under the 2015 nuclear deal had been restored, The announcement comes in defiance of the world community, which has rejected U..S. legal standing to impose the international...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday quietly changed its coronavirus official guidance to note that coronavirus droplets, or “aerosols,” can stay in the air far longer than previously thought and across far more than just six feet. “There is growing evidence that droplets and airborne particles can remain suspended in the air and be...
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) holds a joint news conference US Defense Secretary Mark Esper (R), at the State Department in Washington, DC, on June 11, 2020.Yuri Gripas | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday announced a slew of fresh sanctions and additional measures in support of Washington's...
    Wilbur Ross, U.S. commerce secretary, testifies before the House Committee on Appropriations in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.Sarah Silbiger | Bloomberg via Getty Images The Trump administration will challenge an order issued over the weekend that halted the Commerce Department's ban on downloads of the Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat.  U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel...
    A federal judge put a temporary stop to an order from the Trump administration that would have removed the Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat from application stores. U.S. District Court Judge Laurel Beeler granted a preliminary injunction late Saturday to the "U.S. WeChat Users Alliance," a group that sued after the Commerce Department presented new...
    WASHINGTON — A U.S. judge early Sunday blocked the Trump administration from requiring Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to remove Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat for downloads by late Sunday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said in an order that WeChat users who filed a lawsuit “have shown serious questions going...
    WASHINGTON — A U.S. judge early Sunday blocked the Trump administration from requiring Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to remove Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat for downloads by late Sunday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said in an order that WeChat users who filed a lawsuit “have shown serious questions going to...
    The international community is pushing back against U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Saturday night claim that United Nations sanctions on Iran have been restored—the administration’s latest attempt to escalate tensions with the country—by noting that President Donald Trump ditched the related nuclear deal two years ago. “With a track record of failure on Iran,...