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    As Georgia Governor Brian Kemp renews his efforts to keep localities from issuing mask mandates, a White House report that has not been made public "strongly" recommends a statewide mask mandate.  "Current mitigation efforts are not having a sufficient impact and would strongly recommend a statewide mask mandate," reads a White House report dated August 9, informing Georgia that it is in the "red zone" for both cases and rate of positive tests. "Red" indicates there are more than 100 new COVID cases per 100,000 people, and 10% of cases come back positive.    The White House has been creating such assessment reports on individual states, but not releasing them to the public. CBS News obtained a copy of the...
    WASHINGTON -- Here are headlines related to President Donald Trump and his administration:Trump's younger brother, Robert, is hospitalized in New York FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1999 file photo, Robert Trump, left, joins real estate developer and presidential hopeful Donald Trump at an event in New York. AP Photo/Diane Bonadreff, File President Donald Trump's brother was admitted to the hospital in New York City, ABC News learned Friday.Robert Trump, the president's youngest brother, was described as "very ill," according to sources. The details of his condition are unknown.Trump is expected to visit his brother, one of his four siblings, according to a senior administration official. He's already scheduled to visit his nearby country club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on...
    (CNN)The newly renovated White House Rose Garden is scheduled to be unveiled on Thursday, just days before the Republican National Convention, a source with knowledge of the planning told CNN. The iconic White House garden has been under construction since late last month, when first lady Melania Trump announced she was spearheading an overhaul to include updates to the technological elements of the space, as well as the redesign of the plantings and the placement of new limestone walkways. CNN previously reported that the Rose Garden is on the list of spots the first lady is considering to use as the backdrop for her RNC speech. President Donald Trump is also likely to give his address from the White House,...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak from the James S. Brady Briefing Room at 1 p.m. ET/ 12 p.m. CT/ 10 a.m. PT. The White House has not announced what the president will be speaking about.Here are headlines related to the president and his administration:Trump's younger brother, Robert, is hospitalized in New York FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1999 file photo, Robert Trump, left, joins real estate developer and presidential hopeful Donald Trump at an event in New York. AP Photo/Diane Bonadreff, File President Donald Trump's brother was admitted to the hospital in New York City, ABC News learned Friday.Robert Trump, the president's youngest brother, was described as "very ill," according to sources. The details of...
    The Trump family is plotting to turn the White House into their convention stage with President Donald Trump and members of the family giving their speeches from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The president plans to give his convention address from the South Lawn of the White House, he told The New York Post, defying critics - including some from his own party - about the appropriateness of the plan. Fellow family members are following his lead. President Trump will give his address to the Republican National Convention from the White House; he's seen above on the South Lawn with New York Yankees Hall of Fame pitcher Mariano Rivera last month First lady Melania Trump will speak to convention delegates from...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak from the James S. Brady Briefing Room at 1 p.m. ET/ 12 p.m. CT/ 10 a.m. PT. The White House has not announced what the president will be speaking about.Here are headlines related to the president and his administration:Trump's younger brother, Robert, is hospitalized in New York FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1999 file photo, Robert Trump, left, joins real estate developer and presidential hopeful Donald Trump at an event in New York. AP Photo/Diane Bonadreff, File President Donald Trump's brother was admitted to the hospital in New York City, ABC News learned Friday.Robert Trump, the president's youngest brother, was described as "very ill," according to sources. The details of...
    President Donald Trump is set to hold a press conference at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday. Watch live above via the White House. Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
    Reuters August 14, 2020 0 Comments U.S. President Donald Trump’s younger brother Robert has been hospitalized in New York and the president plans to visit him on Friday, the White House said without providing details. “Yes, he’s been hospitalized,” White House spokesman Judd Deer said, confirming the expected hospital visit without elaborating on Robert’s condition. ABC News described Robert Trump’s condition as “very ill,” citing unidentified sources. The nature of the illness was not known. The president is due to hold a news conference at the White House at 1 p.m. (1700 GMT) before he travels to his country club in Bedminster, New Jersey, for the weekend. (Reporting by Alexandra Alper, Steve Holland, and Jonathan Landay; Editing by Alistair...
    The Defense Production Act (DPA) has been a driving force behind the Trump administration’s efforts to mobilize the U.S. public health industrial base in response to the coronavirus pandemic, a government report stated. The report released Friday by the White House Office of Trade & Manufacturing Policy (OTMP) stated that President Donald Trump has taken 78 DPA and DPA-related actions since March to combat the coronavirus. These actions included executive orders and memoranda, DPA Title actions and directives pursuant to legislation passed earlier this year. “There are thousands of us working in this administration 24/7 to protect America from the China virus,” White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro told reporters during an off-camera press briefing Friday....
    President Trump said Thursday that he will deliver his acceptance speech for the Republican nomination for president at the White House, flouting critics who called the location inappropriate for a campaign address. "I'll probably be giving my speech at the White House because it is a great place. It's a place that makes me feel good, it makes the country feel good," Mr. Trump said in an interview with the New York Post published Thursday evening. He added that he would deliver the speech outside "on one of the lawns" so people could practice social distancing guidelines. He said that there could be a "big group of people" to attend his address, despite the threat of the coronavirus. "We could...
    By AAMER MADHANI, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's younger brother, Robert Trump, has been hospitalized in New York, according to the White House. The president is expected to visit his 72-year-old brother at a hospital in Manhattan on Friday, according to White House spokesperson Judd Deere. Trump was already scheduled to visit his property in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Friday. The White House did not immediately release details about why Robert Trump had been hospitalized. Robert Trump recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Trump family seeking to stop publication of a tell-all book by the president’s niece Mary titled “Too Much and Never Enough." The president has said that Mary Trump’s book was a violation...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump, has been hospitalized in New York, according to the White House. The president is expected to visit his 72-year-old brother at a hospital in Manhattan on Friday, according to White House spokesperson Judd Deere. Trump was already scheduled to visit his property in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Friday. The White House did not immediately release details about why Robert Trump had been hospitalized. Robert Trump recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Trump family seeking to stop publication of a tell-all book by the president’s niece Mary titled “Too Much and Never Enough.” The president has said that Mary Trump’s book was a violation of a nondisclosure agreement she...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption, fraud Trump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary MORE will visit his brother, Robert Trump, in the hospital on Friday prior to spending the weekend at his club in Bedminster, N.J., a White House spokesman confirmed to The Hill. Robert Trump is hospitalized in New York City, deputy press secretary Judd Deere said. His condition, which was first reported by ABC News, was not immediately clear. The White House did not provide further details on the president's visit to see his brother. But he is scheduled to depart the White House around 2 p.m. This story is...
    President Donald Trumps younger brother, Robert, has been hospitalized in New York, the White House said on Friday without providing details. "Yes hes been hospitalized," White House spokesman Judd Deer confirmed. Trump was expected to visit his brother later in the day, Deere said. ABC News described Robert Trumps condition as "very ill," citing unidentified sources. The nature of the illness was not known. The U.S. president is due to travel to his country club in nearby Bedminster, New Jersey, for the weekend. © 2020 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.
    President Donald Trump said during a Thursday interview with the New York Post that he intends to accept the Republican presidential nomination on the White House lawn. “I’ll probably be giving my speech at the White House because it is a great place. It’s a place that makes me feel good, it makes the country feel good,” Trump told the Post. “We’d probably do it outside on one of the lawns, we have various lawns, so we could have it outside in terms of the China virus. We could have quite a group of people. It’s very big, a very big lawn,” he added. President Donald Trump delivers remarks about the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative in the Rose Garden...
    The US Secret Service requested a Blackhawk helicopter with a fast-deployment commando team to circle the White House after protesters knocked down barriers in May. The breach on Monday 29 to the outer fence caused Secret Service agents to rush President Trump to an underground bunker in the White House used in years past to protect against the possibility of terrorist attacks while protests raged across the street over George Floyd's death. Trump and his family were left 'rattled' by the episode, though it is not clear what specifically prompted the Secret Service to take the extraordinary measure, The New York Times reported at the time. In reaction to the breach, the secret service requested an helicopter from the U.S. Customs and...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday gave credence to a false and racist conspiracy theory about Kamala Harris’ eligibility to be vice president, fueling an online misinformation campaign that parallels the one he used to power his rise into politics. Asked about the matter at the White House, Trump told reporters he had “heard” rumors that Harris, a Black woman and U.S.-born citizen whose parents were immigrants, does not meet the requirement to serve in the White House. The president said he considered the rumors “very serious.” The conspiracy theory is false. Harris, who was tapped this week by Joe Biden to serve as his running mate on the Democratic ticket, was born in Oakland and is eligible...
    (CNN)Robert Trump, the younger brother of President Donald Trump, is hospitalized in New York, the White House confirmed Friday.Trump is expected to visit his brother Friday in New York, a source familiar with the matter told CNN."Can confirm the report that the President's brother is hospitalized," deputy press secretary Judd Deere told CNN.The news was first reported by ABC News.This is a breaking news story and will be updated. Read More
    (CNN)Georgia's current policies to fight Covid-19 are not enough, according to White House Coronavirus Task Force recommendations dated Sunday and obtained by The Atlanta Journal Constitution. "There is widespread and expanding community viral spread," reads the report, according to the newspaper. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp "There is no significant improvement in the Atlanta metro area, with continued high levels of new cases at a plateau. Mitigation efforts must increase."The task force recommended a statewide mask mandate, the closing of nightclubs, bars and gyms in high-risk counties, limiting restaurants to one-quarter of capacity, and ramping up testing and contact tracing, according to the newspaper article."Current mitigation efforts are not having a sufficient impact and would strongly recommend a statewide mask mandate,"...
    President Trump says he will deliver his speech accepting the presidential nomination during the Republican National Convention speech from the White House lawn. “I’ll probably be giving my speech at the White House because it is a great place. It’s a place that makes me feel good, it makes the country feel good,” Trump told The New York Post. “We’d do it possibly outside on one of the lawns, we have various lawns, so we could have it outside in terms of the China virus.” Democrats have complained that Trump would be using the White House for political purposes, but the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said this week that the president can deliver his speech on the White House...
    Vice President Joe Biden presents his relationship with President Barack Obama as a stellar friendship, but the reality of their interactions while serving in the White House is more complicated, according to Politico. Obama was no stranger to publicly poking fun at Biden during their administration, and aides for both politicians say Biden was frequently iced out of conversations and belittled for his political style. The ultimate insult for Biden’s camp came when Obama made it clear he was pushing for Hillary Clinton to be his successor, not his vice president. “He was loyal, I think, to Obama in every way in terms of defending and standing by him, even probably when he disagreed with what Obama was doing,” Leon...
    President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will give his Republican National Convention acceptance speech at the White House. “I’ll probably be giving my speech at the White House because it is a great place. It’s a place that makes me feel good, it makes the country feel good,” Trump said in an interview with the New York Post. The president said he will likely deliver the speech on one of the White House lawns and may even have some supporters attend. “We could have quite a group of people. It’s very big, a very big lawn,” he said. “We could have a big group of people.” Trump had been considering either the White House or the battlefield at Gettysburg...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Thursday gave credence to a false and racist conspiracy theory about Kamala Harris' eligibility to be vice president, fueling an online misinformation campaign that parallels the one he used to power his rise into politics.Asked about the matter at the White House, Trump told reporters he had "heard" rumors that Harris, a Black woman and U.S.-born citizen whose parents were immigrants, does not meet the requirement to serve in the White House. The president said he considered the rumors "very serious."The conspiracy theory is false. Harris, who was tapped this week by Joe Biden to serve as his running mate on the Democratic ticket, was born in Oakland, California, and is eligible for both...
    SV Dáte (Screenshot, CSPAN) For years, SV Dáte has been waiting to ask Donald Trump one question, “Mr. President, after three and a half years of your presidency, do you regret at all, all the lying you’ve done to the American people?” Dáte is the White House correspondent for the Huffington Post. He has rarely been called on during briefings. He said he asked the question because it was the first time he had a chance to.  READ MORE: Trump donated $6K to Harris’ AG campaign, floats birther conspiracy SV Dáte (Screenshot, CSPAN) In speaking to The Guardian, Dáte said, “I don’t know why he called on me, because I’ve tried to ask him before [in March] and he’s cut...
    By AAMER MADHANI, SARA BURNETT, AMANDA SEITZ and JILL COLVIN | Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday gave credence to a false and racist conspiracy theory about Kamala Harris’ eligibility to be vice president, fueling an online misinformation campaign that parallels the one he used to power his rise into politics. Asked about the matter at the White House, Trump told reporters he had “heard” rumors that Harris, a Black woman and U.S.-born citizen whose parents were immigrants, does not meet the requirement to serve in the White House. The president said he considered the rumors “very serious.” The conspiracy theory is false. Harris, who was tapped this week by Joe Biden to serve...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to appoint Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to the Council of Governors, the White House said. The bipartisan Council of Governors provides input on issues concerning the National Guard, homeland defense and defense support to civil authorities. It includes 10 governors appointed by the president. It has no more than five members from the same party. The White House said Lee will be appointed for a two-year term, news outlets reported. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Tennessee
    Reuters August 14, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump said on Thursday he planned to give his acceptance speech for the presidential nomination at this month’s Republican Party convention from the White House lawn, the New York Post reported on Thursday. “I’ll probably be giving my speech at the White House because it is a great place. It’s a place that makes me feel good, it makes the country feel good,” the Post quoted Trump as saying in an interview. “We’d do it possibly outside on one of the lawns, we have various lawns, so we could have it outside in terms of the China virus,” Trump said. Both the Republican and Democratic Parties have scaled back their traditional...
    Authorities have arrested and charged the suspected killer of LeGend Taliferro, the 4-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., who inspired a massive federal policing operation across the country. Ryson Ellis, 22, has been charged with murder for allegedly firing gunshots into LeGend’s family apartment in the city, striking the boy as he slept, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Thursday. The shooting led President Trump and Attorney General William Barr to announce Operation Legend last month, which has sent hundreds of federal officers into cities to help fight violent crime. LeGend’s family joined Trump for the White House announcement last month. Trump heralded the news of Ellis’ arrest Thursday, calling LeGend a “wonderful young man” as he held up...
    The Joe Biden-Kamala Harris formula will be proclaimed at the virtual Democratic Convention on August 20 Senator Kamala Harris was chosen by Joe Biden as a running mate. Photo: ETIENNE LAURENT / EFE By: Marguerite Gautier August 14, 2020 With no surprises, Joe Biden chose a dark-skinned woman as California Senator Kamala Harris as his Democratic vice presidential candidate. Before the National Association of African American Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the former vice president of Barack Obama had promised that he would choose the best option to compete in the elections on November 3. And that election is the bell for our Hispanic female leaders who are making political careers and...
    WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday confirmed to the The Post he intends to give his Republican National Convention speech from the White House lawn, defying critics who said the location was inappropriate. During an exclusive Oval Office interview, the president said he would visit the battlefield at Gettysburg at a “later date” and described his vision of a socially-distanced speech in front of supporters at the executive mansion in Washington, DC later this month. “I’ll probably be giving my speech at the White House because it is a great place. It’s a place that makes me feel good, it makes the country feel good,” Trump told the Post, saying it would also be easiest for law enforcement and...
    Former Barack Obama vice president and new running mate Kamala Harris have focused their first day of joint campaigning on the pandemic, seeking to fight Donald Trump over his handling of this major crisis. With more than 166,000 deaths and five million recorded cases, the United States has the heaviest death toll in the world. And the health crisis devastated the world’s largest economy. After a briefing with public health experts, Joe Biden called on the governors of the 50 American states to “introduce the obligation to wear a mask now.” This could “save more than 40,000 lives” across the country, he told reporters from his home town of Wilmington, Delaware. “We are in America. Be patriots. Protect your...
    VIDEO2:5102:51U.S.-China trade deal is 'not just about purchases': Former White House officialStreet Signs Asia The U.S.-China trade deal is more than just about buying more American goods, said a former top White House trade negotiator on Friday. "There is a whole structural side to this deal and on the structural components, whether it comes to intellectual property, financial services, market access and having China change some of its laws on agriculture, China is more or less, doing what it said it was going to do," said Clete Willems, a former deputy director of the National Economic Council. "And that's why even though you have these purchases lacking, you have the U.S. still saying that it's happy with the deal," said Willems, who was previously part of...
            by Kimberlee Kruesi  NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee on Wednesday defended Tennessee’s response to the coronavirus pandemic after receiving criticism from a top Democratic congressional leader, arguing that his decisions have been “data driven” despite not adhering entirely to White House recommendations. “Our response has focused on reducing bureaucratic barriers, strengthening private sector partnerships, and finding every opportunity to protect the lives and livelihoods of Tennessee,” Lee, a Republican, said in a three-page letter to South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn. Clyburn, a Democrat and chairman of the House coronavirus oversight panel, had sent out requests earlier this year to four Republican governors demanding documentation on how their states are combating the pandemic. According to Clyburn, Tennessee...
            by Bethany Blankley  At a forum held at the White House Wednesday, the Trump administration said it is calling on Congress to authorize another $105 billion in funding to help states reopen schools. “We believe many school districts can now reopen safely, provided they implement mitigation measures and health protocols to protect families, protect teachers, and to protect students,” President Donald Trump said. The president has called on Congress to pass $105 billion – $70 billion of which is for K-12 schools – to provide financial assistance and incentives to help schools implement safety measures to resume in-person classes. He has also called on Congress to pass the School Choice Now Act, which includes the...
    By AAMER MADHANI, SARA BURNETT, AMANDA SEITZ and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday gave credence to a false and racist conspiracy theory about Kamala Harris’ eligibility to be vice president, fueling an online misinformation campaign that parallels the one he used to power his rise into politics. Asked about the matter at the White House, Trump told reporters he had “heard” rumors that Harris, a Black woman and U.S.-born citizen whose parents were immigrants, does not meet the requirement to serve in the White House. The president said he considered the rumors “very serious.” The conspiracy theory is false. Harris, who was tapped this week by Joe Biden to serve as his running...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday gave credence to a false and racist conspiracy theory about Kamala Harris’ eligibility to be vice president, fueling an online misinformation campaign that parallels the one he used to power his rise into politics. Asked about the matter at the White House, Trump told reporters he had “heard” rumors that Harris, a Black woman and U.S.-born citizen whose parents were immigrants, does not meet the requirement to serve in the White House. The president said he considered the rumors “very serious.” The conspiracy theory is false. Harris, who was tapped this week by Joe Biden to serve as his running mate on the Democratic ticket, was born in Oakland, California,...
    DONALD Trump will give his Republican presidential nomination speech on the White House lawn after mulling delivering the address in Gettysburg. "I'll probably be giving my speech at the White House because it is a great place. It’s a place that makes me feel good, it makes the country feel good," Trump told the New York Post. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 2The president confirmed the news on ThursdayCredit: The Mega Agency "We'd do it possibly outside on one of the lawns, we have various lawns, so we could have it outside in terms of the China virus. When asked if he would accept his nomination in front of a...
    White House senior adviser Jared Kushner on Thursday confirmed that he recently met with presidential hopeful Kanye West, but said they avoided talk of his campaign. The pair got together in Telluride, Colo., last weekend, Kushner said, adding that he’s been friends with the billionaire rapper for a decade. “Unlike others, I’m able to keep friendships across the aisle,” he told Fox News. The meeting between West and Kushner, an adviser to President Trump and his son-in-law was first reported by The New York Times earlier this week. It came amid controversy over West’s third-party White House bid, which some view as an effort to siphon votes from Democrat Joe Biden. Asked about the claims, Kushner said, “We didn’t...
    Photo credit: John Moore/Getty Images. After the protests outside the White House in late May and early June, the Secret Service requested surveillance planes and a helicopter-borne “fast rope” commando team from the Customs and Border Protection agency for additional protection of President Donald Trump. According to the Washington Post, the president’s protection detail asked for additional, militarized support from the CBP after the protestors set minor fires and vandalized parts of Lafayette Park leading up to the June 1 clash where federal forces swept in and drove them out of the park using pepper spray and to facilitate a Trump photo op at the nearby St. John’s Episcopal Church. The move ignited widespread outrage from both religious officials, conservatives, and...
    There’s a new candor in relations between the United States and China. At least from the Washington side. While Beijing refers to where Uighurs are held as Vocational Education and Training Centers, they are “concentration camps” operating purely for the mass internment of a persecuted religious minority, according to Washington. In June, four Chinese news organizations operating in the U.S. were redesignated as “foreign missions” to show their ties to the country’s authoritarian rulers. And most notably, Xi Jinping is no longer “President Xi” in statements. Rather, he is "General Secretary Xi," reflecting the administration's view that his power comes from his position in the Communist Party rather than from the people of China. The benefits in calling a spade...
    President Donald Trump said on Thursday he planned to give his acceptance speech for the presidential nomination at this month's Republican Party convention from the White House lawn, the New York Post reported on Thursday night. 'I'll probably be giving my speech at the White House because it is a great place. It's a place that makes me feel good, it makes the country feel good,' the Post quoted Trump as saying in an interview. 'We'd do it possibly outside on one of the lawns, we have various lawns, so we could have it outside in terms of the China virus,' Trump said. President Trump has confirmed he will give his nomination speech to the Republican National Convention from...
    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany accused reporters in the White House press corps of seeking stardom over information in an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity on Thursday. "People are out to elevate their stardom as a reporter, to have their moment, to get that viral moment ... but look, that’s not what this is about," McEnany said. McEnany is the Trump administration's fourth press secretary, succeeding Stephanie Grisham, chief of staff for first lady Melania Trump. The administration has had a strained relationship with the press, with the president accusing reporters and media outlets of being "fake news" since before he even took office. President Trump has sparred with a number of reporters, calling out journalists...
    White House senior adviser Jared Kushner addressed his recent meeting with rapper Kanye West on Thursday, telling Fox News that "unlike others, I'm able to keep friendships across the aisle." "Kanye has been a friend for ten years," Kushner told "Special Report" host Bret Baier. "He's a very very special person, he's a very successful music artist, he’s a very successful designer, he's been very successful in a lot of the things he has done." KANYE WEST MET WITH JARED KUSHNER AND IVANKA TRUMP The New York Times was first to report details of the unexpected meeting that happened last weekend in Telluride, Colo. as controversy swirls around West's declared bid for the White House. West has met with Kushner and the president before to discuss racial justice issues, and has been a...
    President Trump on Thursday confirmed to the The Post he intends to give his Republican National Convention speech from the White House lawn, defying critics who said the location was inappropriate. During an exclusive Oval Office interview, the president said he would visit the battlefield at Gettysburg at a “later date” and described his vision of a socially-distanced speech in front of supporters at the executive mansion in Washington, DC later this month. “I’ll probably be giving my speech at the White House because it is a great place. It’s a place that makes me feel good, it makes the country feel good,” Trump told the Post, saying it would also be easiest for law enforcement and the Secret Service. “We’d...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE confirmed he will accept the Republican nomination from the White House lawn, despite criticism about the location, The New York Post reported Thursday.  The president told the Post in an interview that he will make his socially-distanced acceptance speech at the White...
    In a show of conviction, if not a defiance of critics, President Donald Trump will deliver his Republican National Convention re-nomination speech from the White House lawn. The news was reported by the New York Post on Thursday night from an exclusive Oval Office interview. "Ill probably be giving my speech at the White House because it is a great place," Trump told the Post, refusing to make it official. "Its a place that makes me feel good, it makes the country feel good. "Wed do it possibly outside on one of the lawns, we have various lawns, so we could have it outside in terms of the China virus. "We could have quite a group of people. Its very...
    The skilled American workforce is being cannibalized by Congress’s H-1B outsourcing program, a top White House aide told Breitbart News Daily. “The H-1B visa is sort of a Trojan horse to bring in folks who cannibalize our own workforce and ultimately take any number of intellectual property secrets, or proprietary information, back to their home countries,” Theo Wold told Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily host Alex Marlow. Wold is a deputy assistant to the President for domestic policy. The program’s flaws are highlighted by President Donald Trump’s August 3 decision to stop the H1B outsourcing of up to 300 jobs at the government-controlled Tennessee Valley Authority, Wold told Breitbart: TVA runs a number of critical dams in the southeast, has proprietary source code that...
    (CNN)Last week, the President of the United States again lamented one of his most commonly referenced beefs. No, it wasn't about the coronavirus, nor millions of out of work Americans, not even Joe Biden. "You turn on the shower -- if you're like me, you can't wash your beautiful hair properly," said President Donald Trump at an Ohio Whirlpool manufacturing plant visit. "'Please come out,' The water -- it drips, right?" On Wednesday, the Energy Department proposed new rollbacks on regulations limiting household water use. Since the 1990s, federal laws mandated showerheads shouldn't emit more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute, in order to preserve resources. To put it simply, the new proposals would allow not each showerhead that...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump frankly acknowledged Thursday that he's starving the U.S. Postal Service of money in order to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in ballots, which he worries could cost him the election.In an interview on Fox Business Network, Trump explicitly noted two funding provisions that Democrats are seeking in a relief package that has stalled on Capitol Hill. Without the additional money, he said, the Postal Service won't have the resources to handle a flood of ballots from voters who are seeking to avoid polling places during the coronavirus pandemic."If we don't make a deal, that means they don't get the money," Trump told host Maria Bartiromo. "That means they can't have universal...
    SCRANTON, Pa. (KDKA) – President Trump is planning to come to Pennsylvania during the Democratic National Convention. USA Today reports the president will visit Joe Biden’s hometown of Scranton next Thursday, the same day Biden is scheduled to deliver his party’s acceptance speech. Scranton is about a 5 hour drive from Pittsburgh. We have narrowed the Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech, to be delivered on the final night of the Convention (Thursday), to two locations – The Great Battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the White House, Washington, D.C. We will announce the decision soon! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020 President Trump is also expected to visit several other key battleground states like Wisconsin, Minnesota and Arizona during...
    [The stream is slated to start at 5:15 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] President Donald Trump holds a press briefing on Thursday as his rival, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, calls for a nationwide mask mandate in order to combat the raging coronavirus pandemic.  "Every single American should be wearing a mask when they're outside for the next three months at a minimum," Biden said at a press appearance in Wilmington, Delaware. "Every governor should mandate mandatory mask wearing, the estimates by the experts are that it will save over 40,000 lives in the next three months. Forty thousand lives, if people act responsibly." Meanwhile, the latest coronavirus relief...
    President Trump is holding a news conference Thursday afternoon as his administration continues to insist it is doing a strong job addressing the coronavirus pandemic, even as the U.S. reports more deaths than any other country. "We've done the best job of any country in the world," Mr. Trump said during Wednesday's press conference, touting his administration's work on testing and ventilators. How to watch President Trump's press conference today What: President Trump holds a news conference Date: August 13, 2020  Time: 5:15 p.m. ET Location: The White House Online stream: Live on CBSN - in the player above and on your mobile or streaming device  Mr. Trump and his top advisers on Thursday morning announced an agreement to normalize relations between...
    An unruly group of Seattle protesters converged on a residential neighborhood earlier this week, demanding that the white people inside the homes give up their residences to people of color. The march was caught on video, which has since gone viral on the internet. What are the details? According to Twitter user Kitty Shackleford, the group — made up of about 50 demonstrators — marched down the streets of the neighborhood chanting, "Black people used to live here!" One man can be heard telling residents, "Hey guys, do you know that you are living in a historically black neighborhood right now? Do you know that before your white ass came here this was all black people? Do...
    White House adviser Jared Kushner confirmed reports that he met face-to-face with Kanye West. “Kanye’s been a friend of mine for … I’ve known him for about 10 years and you know we talk every now and again about different things,” the senior adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump shared Thursday with reporters at the White House briefing, according to CNN. (RELATED: Kanye Fails To Get On Presidential Ballot In South Carolina As Family And Friends Reportedly Worry About Him) WATCH: #BREAKING: Jared Kushner comments on meeting with Kanye West: “He has a lot of great ideas for what he’d like to see happen in the country, and that’s why he has the candidacy that he’s been doing.” pic.twitter.com/zjez00iV54...
     President Donald Trump will hold a news conference at the White House beginning at 5:15 p.m. EDT. on Thursday night. The briefing comes after Trump’s escalated his attack on mail-in voting during an interview with Fox Business, during which he blamed Democrats for the stalled negotiations over a coronavirus stimulus package. Trump also touted a peace deal forged between Israel and the United Arab Emirates as a “diplomatic breakthrough” earlier on Thursday and claimed, “I wanted it to be called the Donald J. Trump Accord but I didn’t think the press would understand that.” Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris also called for a national mask mandate as the coronavirus pandemic continues during a joint campaign event Thursday, which...
    White House officials said the administration has no plans to do away with the payroll tax despite President Donald Trump saying he would seek a permanent repeal if he wins another term. Even if Trump were to follow through, the idea of doing away with the tax is unlikely to get much support in Congress because it could drive up the deficit by trillions of dollars to plug a funding gap, or spell the end of some Social Security payments for millions of Americans. “The idea is drastic and crazy,” said Brian Riedl, a senior fellow at the conservative Manhattan Institute. “It is complete fantasyland.” Alan Viard, resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute and a former Treasury official...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One and a half years of talks cemented a deal in principle -- reached last week -- to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, White House Adviser Jared Kushner said on Thursday, adding that final details were ironed out on Wednesday. Talks intensified about six weeks ago as the UAE saw an opportunity to forestall an Israeli bid to annex parts of the West Bank by offering a more important win for the country, Kushner added. (Reporting by Alexandra Alper, Editing by Franklin Paul) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Senior Adviser to the President Jared Kushner stated Thursday he thinks it’s likely that additional peace deals between Israel and its Arab neighbors will be released ahead of the 2020 U.S. election. “I do think there’s a very good chance,” Kushner responded when asked by Fox News’ Kevin Corke in the White House briefing room if “there could be a similar announcement made in the next 90 days, 80 days.” (RELATED: President Trump Announces Peace Deal Between Israel And United Arab Emirates) WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 27: White House senior adviser Jared Kushner walks on the South Lawn after landing aboard Marine One at the White House from a trip with President Donald Trump July 27, 2020 in Washington, DC....
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    Getty/ Brendan Smialowski Dr. Scott Atlas at the Aug. 10 coronavirus press briefing at the White House. Dr. Scott Atlas is the newest addition to the White House coronavirus task force — and one who agrees with many of President Donald Trump‘s views, including the need to open all schools nationally this fall. Atlas is a fellow at the Hoover Institute — a Stanford University think tank founded in 1939 by President Herbert Hoover to fight counter communist influence in the world, according to the Christian Science Monitor. Holding a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Illinois and a Master’s from the University of Chicago School of Medicine, Atlas is a frequent Fox News guest, who echoes...
    (CBS NEWS) – President Trump announced a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates Thursday that will usher in the “full normalization of relations” between the nations. Mr. Trump, who first touted the agreement on Twitter, said the two countries will exchange embassies and ambassadors and “begin cooperation across the board.” The president said he anticipates other nations will follow their lead. Read more at CBS News.
    Narrowing down that language before the 20th is crucial, as it could limit the potential blow US companies may take if cut off from Tencent’s non-American users. In the United States, WeChat isn’t much more than a messaging service, one primarily used by people with professional ties to China and members of the Chinese diaspora. But in its native country, WeChat has quickly become a sort of platform-agnostic operating system — in addition to acting as a social network, WeChat has grown into a payment platform, a marketing tool, a destination for games, a financial lender and a self-contained app ecosystem. In other words, losing access to the platform’s hundreds of millions of loyal users in China could put a...
    Trump introduces Hoover Institution "expert" Scott Atlas From the day Donald Trump introduced the Coronavirus Response Team, theoretically under the leadership of Mike Pence, it was clear that Dr. Anthony Fauci was going to be a problem. Having been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health since 1984, Fauci is widely respected, experienced, and knowledgeable. But while he carefully tiptoed around simply calling Trump a know-nothing liar from the press room of the White House, and even stood by as Trump pushed dangerous drugs and speculated on injectable bleach, Fauci did have a tendency to appear on American televisions and tell the truth. That could never be tolerated. So Fauci was...
    White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany will hold a press briefing Thursday at 1:00 p.m. ET. The briefing comes hours after Donald Trump’s extensive conversation with Fox Business, so there’s a high probability McEnany will face questions about Trump’s remarks from that interview. Trump escalated his attack on mail-in voting during the interview by blaming Democrats for the stalled Congressional negotiations over a coronavirus stimulus package. The reason for this, according to Trump, is that Democrats are pushing for billions of dollars to fund the postal service, and Trump said he’s withholding funds to limit their efforts to promote mail-in voting. Top economic adviser Larry Kudlow expanded on this in his own interview by blaming stalled discussions on...
    President Donald Trump on Thursday announced he had helped forge a new agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to open formal diplomatic ties in what he described as a "huge breakthrough." To be known as the Abraham Accords according to White House officials, the deal begins the process of creating formal diplomatic relations between the two Middle East nations for the first time, potentially adding to two other peace treaties Israel has with other countries in the region – Egypt and Jordan. It also calls for Israel to suspend declaring sovereignty over disputed territory also claimed by the Palestinian National Authority. The deal would call for the two countries to exchange embassies and ambassadors, and grant...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY STEVE HOLLAND Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached a historic peace deal on Thursday that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations in an agreement that U.S. President Donald Trump helped broker. Under the agreement, Israel has agreed to suspend applying sovereignty to areas of the West Bank that it has been discussing annexing, senior White House officials told Reuters. The peace deal was the product of lengthy discussions between Israel, the UAE and the United States that accelerated recently, White House officials said. The agreement was sealed in a phone...
    White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow revised President Trump's claim that he would abolish the payroll tax if reelected in November, explaining that the plan is to forgive the deferred tax and perhaps extend the cut into next year. "The payroll tax deferral will be forgiven," Kudlow said outside the White House on Thursday. "When he says, 'We'll terminate it,' that's what he is referring to. It will be forgiven." Trump said on Saturday that he planned to make "permanent cuts" to the tax if reelected, a move that Jenna Ellis, Trump's attorney and a senior legal adviser to his reelection campaign, called the "biggest news of the day." Kudlow walked the statement back on Sunday. On Wednesday,...
    Washington — The U.S. Office of Special Counsel confirmed federal law does not preclude President Trump from delivering a speech at the White House to accept the GOP's presidential nomination during this month's Republican National Convention. The guidance from the agency came in an advisory opinion issued in response to a request from Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney of New York, the chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, concerning the Hatch Act, a federal law that governs the political activity of executive branch employees. The Office of Special Counsel is an independent agency responsible for enforcing the Hatch Act and other laws concerning federal employees. "The president and the vice president are not covered by any provisions of the Hatch...
    VIDEO1:1401:14I expect more negatives about China coming out next week: Jim CramerSquawk on the Street CNBC's Jim Cramer  is worried President Donald Trump's administration will keep applying pressure to China into the election, creating a headwind for the market.  "I think that the president is keeping the heat on. I expect more negatives about China," Cramer said on "Squawk on the Street." Cramer's remarks Thursday come as the relationship between the U.S. and China continues to grow increasingly frigid, following a brief cooling in January after the two sides agreed to a phase-one trade agreement. However, China is reportedly far from meeting its commitments on goods purchases under the deal, which was reached after a back-and-forth tariff war between the world's two...
    President Donald Trump signed four executive orders on Saturday to stimulate the economy, following the collapse of negotiations between Republicans and Democrats in Congress. One of them expands the program of additional unemployment benefits, which recently expired and consisted of the delivery of $ 600 a week to the unemployed. Trump announced that the aid would go from $ 600 to $ 400 and that he required states to assume 25% of the amount, that is, $ 100 per week. But this Monday the White House said that the federal unemployment benefit would be reduced to $ 300. After initially saying that Americans could expect a check for $ 400, 75% of which would come from the federal government...
    A white woman has been caught on camera admitting she called a black man the n-word after he stole her parking space.   The incident, which occurred outside an apartment complex in San Bernadino, California last week, was recorded by Instagram user 'Mr Carter', who was the subject of the elderly woman's abuse.  Carter, 34, had parked his car in the woman's spot while he went to pick up his two children who had been spending the day at his aunt's apartment, located in the complex. Carter's actions attracted the woman's ire, and she reportedly deployed the racial epithet after confronting him.  A white woman has been caught on camera admitting she called a black man the n-word after...
    VIDEO0:3600:36NEC Director Larry Kudlow on 'Democratic asks' in stimulus negotiationsSquawk on the Street President Donald Trump will not support a coronavirus relief deal that includes "voting rights" provisions backed by Democrats, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said Thursday.  "So much of the Democratic asks are really liberal, left wish lists – voting rights and aid to aliens and so forth," he told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" when asked about the administration's stalled aid talks with Democratic leaders. "That's not our game, and the president can't accept that kind of deal," the director of the National Economic Council continued. "So, we'll wait and see on the negotiations. Treasury Secretary [Steven] Mnuchin is working on that, but so far it's...
    WASHINGTON - Americans counting on emergency coronavirus aid  from Washington may have to wait until fall. Negotiations over a new virus relief package have all but ended, with the White House and congressional leaders far apart  on the size, scope and approach for shoring up households, re-opening schools and launching a national strategy to contain the virus. President Donald Trump's top negotiator, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, tried to revive stalled talks Wednesday, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer dismissed the "overture," saying the Trump administration is still refusing to meet them halfway. Congressional Republicans are largely sitting out the talks. "The White House is not budging," Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint statement....
    Mother Jones illustration; Michal Dolezal/CTK/AP; Evan Vucci/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.The threat of a terrible disease loomed, and the race was on to vaccinate Americans. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases, warned that the Republican administration had to act responsibly and credibly. “The need to be forthcoming is of particular importance,” he cautioned. “Because the population feels powerless, it must rely heavily on the deliberations and decisions of government leaders.” The year was 2002. The nation was reeling from the 9/11 attacks the year before, and the Bush administration sought to prove its mettle by rooting out the threats around the world. Most...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans counting on emergency coronavirus aid from Washington may have to wait until fall. Negotiations over a new virus relief package have all but ended, with the White House and congressional leaders far apart on the size, scope and approach for shoring up households, re-opening schools and launching a national strategy to contain the virus. President Donald Trump’s top negotiator, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, tried to revive stalled talks Wednesday, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer dismissed the “overture,” saying the Trump administration is still refusing to meet them halfway. Congressional Republicans are largely sitting out the talks. “The White House is not budging,” Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint...
    Meaghan Ellis August 13, 2020 0 Comments Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) is weighing in on former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer’s remarks raising questions about Black voter enthusiasm with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) now on the Democratic ticket. During an interview on MSNBC’s “The Reidout,” host Joy Reid played a clip of Fleischer’s remarks for the California lawmaker and asked whether or not Bass agreed or disagreed with his assertion. Although former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer expressed concern about Black American voter enthusiasm as a result of Biden selecting Harris, Bass weighed in with the reaction in her circle. She quickly defended Harris as she outlined what the former California attorney general brings to the table for people of...
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday again acknowledged Dr. Scott Atlas at a coronavirus event, turning over the floor to his new advisor who has argued against lockdowns and school closings and wants to hasten 'herd' immunity. Trump turned to Dr. Atlas, who he introduced to the media earlier this week, at an event on reopening schools, even as the nation grapples with infections among young people even on campuses starting to reopen.   'It's a great honor to be asked to help out in any way I can,' said Atlas, a trained neuro-radiologist at the Hoover Institution known for his appearances on Fox News. President Donald Trump on Wednesday again acknowledged Dr. Scott Atlas, his coronavirus advisor. Atlas repeated his...
    Bob Woodward's new book about the Trump White House will include 25 letters featuring correspondence between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Woodward, an investigative journalist, will release his second book on the Trump administration before the Nov. 3 election. The new book, Rage, will include information about Trump's thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement, the coronavirus pandemic, and the economy as well as details from 25 letters exchanged between Trump and Kim. The book will be published by Simon & Schuster, which also published recent White House tell-all books from former national security adviser John Bolton and the president's niece Mary Trump. Jonathan Karp, the CEO of Simon & Schuster, told CNN that...
    Reuters August 13, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump has privately discussed with advisers the possibility of replacing Defense Secretary Mark Esper after the November election following a growing number of differences between them, a source familiar with the internal debate said on Wednesday. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the two men were “not in a good place” but that Trump did not intend to move on Esper until voters have rendered their judgment on a second Trump term on Nov. 3. Esper, a former Army secretary, is respected by Republicans and Democrats as a steady hand at the Pentagon during a turbulent administration that has seen Trump repeatedly draw the military into hot-button domestic political...
    The White House is worried about a spike in homeowners defaulting on their mortgages in the absence of further coronavirus economic relief, according to multiple former administration officials. “If there’s not enough financial support through unemployment benefits or stimulus checks, lots of people who are unemployed won’t have the means to pay their mortgage,” said a former senior administration official. “The White House is particularly concerned about this,” the former official said. The Trump administration is currently sketching out plans that would help keep people in their homes if they’re struggling with mortgage and rent payments, the former official said. 7.3% of mortgages nationwide were in some stage of delinquency in May, according to a report...