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    On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Attorney General William Barr said that if you want an example of racism in the United States, “look no further than our public education system. That’s a racist system, maintained by the Democratic Party and the teachers union,” and that the American public education system keeps children in the inner-city in failing schools, rather than empowering students by giving resources to the parents to choose which schools their children attend. Barr discussed the consequences of the demonization of police for residents of the inner city, [relevant remarks begin around 6:00], which Barr said will lead to lives being destroyed, opportunity being decreased, and schools being “overrun by gangs. That’s not caring...
    Hillary Clinton could be headed back to D.C. The former 2016 Democratic presidential candidate said she is “ready to help in any way I can” when asked if she would take a job in a Biden administration. “I’m ready to help in any way I can,” Clinton said at the 19th Represents Summit on Thursday. “Because I think this will be a moment where every American — I don’t care what party you are, I don’t care what age, race, gender, I don’t care — every American should want to fix our country … So if you’re asked to serve, you should certainly consider that.” Clinton previously served as Secretary of State under the Obama administration alongside Joe Biden,...
    Progressives blasted the Democratic National Committee for allotting only 60 seconds at next week's convention to "Squad" member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., while giving larger platforms to former Republican Gov. John Kasich and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Ocasio-Cortez has become an icon among the left since being sworn into Congress in 2018, but she is set to give a one-minute pre-recorded address at the convention, which she acknowledged on Twitter quoting the poem "God's Minute" by the late civil rights leader Dr. Benjamin E. Mays. “I only have a minute. Sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, I did not choose it, But I know that I must use it,” Ocasio-Cortez cited the poem on Wednesday. “Give account if...
    Hillary Clinton may very well be headed again to D.C. The previous 2016 Democratic presidential candidate mentioned she is “able to assist in any method I can” when requested if she would take a job in a Biden administration. “I’m able to assist in any method I can,” Clinton mentioned on the 19th Represents Summit on Thursday. “As a result of I feel this will probably be a second the place each American — I don’t care what occasion you’re, I don’t care what age, race, gender, I don’t care — each American ought to wish to repair our nation … So for those who’re requested to serve, it is best to definitely contemplate that.” Clinton beforehand served as...
    When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez learned Wednesday she would only be given one minute to speak at next week's virtual Democratic National Convention, she tweeted the poem “I have only just a minute,” written by late civil rights leader Dr. Benjamin E. Mays. That tweet attracted a bit of unexpected attention.   The attention was paid by her second-grade teacher, who goes by @mjacobs324 on Twitter. “You've got this,” the educator tweeted. “Remember all those poems we recited together in 2nd grade? It was prep for this moment. You've got this.”  xYou've got this.Remember all those poems we recited together in 2nd grade?It was prep for this moment.You've got this.????— mjacobs (@mjacobs324) August 12, 2020 It made the educator’s day when the progressive New York legislator responded. Jacobs tweeted: “One...
    Throughout the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, President Donald Trump didn’t have all that much to say about Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). In public and behind closed doors, the president preferred picking on several of Harris’ top competitors. But there was an aspect of her campaign that caught Trump’s attention and has stayed on his mind all this time: her support for having him criminally prosecuted once he’s no longer in power. According to two individuals who spoke to the president earlier this summer about Harris, Trump made a point of trashing the senator for saying last year that based on the Mueller report findings, under the next Democratic administration the Department of Justice would have “no choice” but to pursue...
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday that he will speak at the Democratic National Convention that kicks off Monday in Wisconsin, which is irritating some of the party’s more progressive voters. Bloomberg, who dropped out of the presidential race in March, was not on the original list released by the DNC Tuesday, but in a tweet Thursday the billionaire announced that he would in fact be giving a speech next week. "This November, America has the opportunity to turn the page on the last four years & invest in our future," Bloomberg tweeted. "That starts at the @DemConvention when we nominate @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris. I'm honored to be speaking at the DNC next week. I hope you'll join us."...
    Socialist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich will bookend a spectrum of speakers set to open the coronavirus-delayed 2020 Democratic National Convention. Monday's keynote address will be delivered by former first lady Michelle Obama. It's her first appearance on the 2020 campaign trail for this cycle's presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, and his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris. The former first lady's return to the national political spotlight is eagerly anticipated by Democrats, many of whom hoped Biden would pick her as his No. 2. But it's the juxtaposition of Sanders and Kasich in Monday night's We the People-themed programming that caught the attention of many political observers. For University of Akron professor...
    I will do everything possible to help end the disastrous presidency of Donald Trump, and that means emphatically supporting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. At the same time, after much deliberation, I am announcing via this article for Common Dreams that I will not be voting for the platform (pdf) that has been put in front of Democratic National Convention delegates for our approval. To be clear: I respect and appreciate the people who worked to put this platform together. I know those who worked on it did so with a strong sense of purpose, wanting to make this a better party. And I recognize that the platform includes many positive planks. Among its breakthroughs is a call for a federal minimum wage of...
    Washington (CNN)Twenty five-year-old North Carolina GOP congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn is on the defensive over photos on his Instagram page that show him in 2017 visiting Adolf Hitler's vacation house in Germany known as the "Eagle's Nest."The caption refers to Hitler as "the Fuhrer" and says that a visit to the site -- a popular tourist destination documenting the horrors of the Nazi regime -- had been on his "bucket list for awhile" and "did not disappoint.""Strange to hear so many laughs and share such a good time with my brother where only 79 years ago a supreme evil shared laughs and good times with his compatriots," the caption states. Cawthorn captured national attention in June when he scored a...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Monday is the start of the Democratic National Convention that will officially nominate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Over 200 Pennsylvania delegates will attend virtually from their homes. It turns out, the oldest and one of the youngest delegates come from this region. Many journalists and delegates have been going to political conventions for decades, but that’s nothing compared to Angie Gialloreto of Wilkins Township. She is going to her 11th Democratic Convention as a delegate, while Christian Sesek of Brownsville, almost seven decades younger, will attend his first convention. (Photo Credit: KDKA) “For President Carter, and it was a memorable one,” says Gialloreto. That was her first convention when a Georgia peanut farmer won her party’s...
    Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) was asked to give his assessment of his colleague Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) this week, after she was tapped to be presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's running mate. The Republican summed up Harris' political agenda by comparing her to far-left Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), "but smarter and without the bartending experience." What are the details? Fox News host Neil Cavuto brought Kennedy on his program, asking out of the gate whether he agrees with others' assertions that Harris is "the most liberal" member of the Senate. "First, Kamala is my colleague, so I want to congratulate her," Kennedy replied. "I think she is very personable, she is very...
    Vox appears to be parting with the mainstream media's growing push to portray Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as a "moderate" in a new piece arguing Joe Biden is "moving left" with her on the ticket. "Most candidates run to the center in the general election. Biden is moving left," read the headline from Vox founder and editor-at-large Ezra Klein. Klein began by citing the Democrat Party's recent history of VP picks Tim Kaine, Joe Biden, John Edwards, and Joe Lieberman, noting their commonality was that "they were all to the right of the candidate atop the ticket." BIDEN, HARRIS BLASTED BY MAINSTREAM MEDIA FOR NOT TAKING QUESTIONS FROM REPORTERS "Biden’s decision to run alongside Sen. Kamala Harris breaks the trend,"...
    Roger Sollenberger August 13, 2020 10:21PM (UTC) One day after courting votes from "suburban housewives," President Donald Trump went on Fox airwaves and launched a flurry of misogynistic attacks against a number of women in Congress, including Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. The president on Thursday called the powerful members of Congress "mad," "stone cold crazy" and "not even a smart person," respectively. : Trump hurled the insults throughout a wide-ranging early-morning interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo, first targeting Harris, who days earlier became the first woman of color named to a major-party presidential ticket. The president called Harris "sort of a madwoman" as he reminded viewers of her blistering interrogation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his...
    Joe Biden’s top staffers have been courting lobbyists to donate money to the Democratic National Committee — despite his campaign’s assurance that they will not accept donations from K Street, a report said Thursday. Just this month, the Biden campaign has sent staffers — including Biden campaign Chairman Steve Ricchetti — to participate in at least four Zoom fundraisers that were hosted by noted Democratic lobbyists and benefitted the DNC, Politico reported. Ricchetti appeared at three of the four fundraisers this month and headlined one with Bruce Reed, a former chief of staff to Biden when he was vice president, according to the report. Because Biden’s campaign won’t accept money from lobbyists, K Street staffers say donating to the...
    Ashley McGuire, a senior fellow at The Catholic Association, accused Kamala Harris of being the “ringleader of anti-Catholic bullying that increasingly defines the Democrat party.” McGuire, in comments to Breitbart News, pointed to Harris’ treatment alongside Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, of U.S. District Court nominee Brian Buescher. The pair questioned whether he was fit for the seat because he is a member of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic charitable organization. In December 2018, Hirono, as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked whether Buescher would be able to decide cases such as abortion and same-sex marriage “fairly and impartially.” Harris asked the Nebraska lawyer whether he knew Knights of Columbus “opposed a woman’s right to choose” and were against “marriage equality” when he...
    Joe Biden's campaign announced Thursday that it brought in $34.2 million in donor dollars since unveiling Sen. Kamala Harris as the vice presidential pick.  Biden's digital director Rob Flaherty announced the sum via Twitter, saying the amount was raised between August 11 and 12, the date Harris' name was first revealed and when she made her first appearance on the campaign trail alongside the presumptive Democratic nominee.  Flaherty also revealed that $1.3 million was spent on yard signs emblazoned with the new Biden-Harris logo.      Joe Biden's (left) campaign has brought in $34.2 million since announcing that Sen. Kamala Harris (right) would be his running mate on the Democratic ticket  A man holds a homemade Biden-Harris sign...
    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...
    Over half of Republican college students said they'll self-censor in class this fall to avoid offending others — but way fewer Democratic college students plan to keep their mouths shut, according to results of a survey The College Fix reported it conducted. What are the details?The outlet said its online poll asked 1,000 college students the following question: "With the current political climate, do you expect to self-censor yourself in class this semester so your professors or peers don't take offense at your ideas?" The College Fix said 54% of Republican-identified students said they are planning to self-censor; 35% of GOP students said they would not, and 11% said they're unsure. But way fewer Democratic college students...
    Presumptive Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris does not appear to have “any core convictions,” former House Oversight Committee Chair Trey Gowdy told “Outnumbered Overtime” Thursday. “The American people will allow you to change your mind,” Gowdy told host Harris Faulkner. “If you change your mind 20 years ago and you can explain when and why, that’s one thing. But Harris, six months ago, she thought she would make a better president than Joe Biden." Gowdy, a former state and federal prosecutor in South Carolina, further noted that though Harris claims to want police reform, she neglected to work with Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., on his legislative efforts to bring about change. KAMALA HARRIS’ FLIP-FLOPS BACK UNDER A MICROSCOPE AFTER VP SELECTION “It just instructs this notion that...
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire who backed out of a promise to pay his campaign staff after ending his White House run, will speak at the Democratic National Convention. Bloomberg will be a featured speaker at the virtual convention, where he will express his support for former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential bid and criticize President Donald Trump’s handling of the economy, CNBC reported Thursday. He will also speak on what he believes is the president’s poor response to the pandemic, a convention official told CNBC. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was provided the opportunity to deliver a pre-recorded message at the convention, Business Insider reported Wednesday. Bloomberg, a former Republican who has a net-worth of over $54...
    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: You can feel the presidential race heating up now that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenRon Johnson signals some GOP senators concerned about his Obama-era probes 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...
    (CNN)Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday that he will speak at the Democratic National Convention next week, in an announcement that was met with anger by some party operatives and activists.A Democratic official said that Bloomberg will speak on Thursday, the final night of the convention, when former Vice President Joe Biden will deliver his speech accepting the party's presidential nomination."This November, America has the opportunity to turn the page on the last four years & invest in our future," Bloomberg tweeted. "That starts at the @DemConvention when we nominate @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris. I'm honored to be speaking at the DNC next week. I hope you'll join us."Bloomberg's political organization, in an email to supporters, said he will...
    Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., arrive to speak at a news conference at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) The Democratic party will formerly nominate former Vice President Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention, but the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way the convention will be held. Here’s what you need to know; we’ll update this as the convention goes on. Q: When is it? The convention was originally supposed to be held July 13-16 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but was delayed because of the ongoing pandemic. It will now be held entirely virtually Aug. 17-20. See the full...
    Getty/Bryan R. Smith Conservative Fox News Host Jeannine Pirro predicted on Wednesday that "something" would happen to Joe Biden before the election and he would not be on the ticket. Fox News host Jeannine Pirro raised eyebrows on Wednesday, Aug. 12, when she said she believed “something” would happen to former Vice President Joe Biden before the November election and he would likely not end up on the ballot. Pirro is a rabidly pro-Trump voice on the network, with a history of attacking Democratic and progressive politicians. She later walked back her comments on Biden, which some interpreted as a threat or prediction of his death, saying she only meant that there was chaos ongoing in the Democratic...
    Michael Bloomberg — who spent nearly $1 billion in a failed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination — said he will be speaking at the Democratic National Convention next week, according to a report. The former three-term New York City Mayor announced his upcoming appearance in an email to supporters Thursday saying he plans to explain “why we have the best candidates to meet today’s challenges and get big things done,” according to a report by the Daily Beast. Bloomberg, 78 — who is the founder of financial media company Bloomberg LP, is one of the richest men in the world with an estimated worth of $65 billion — made a surprise run for the primary spot only appearing...
    Michael Bloomberg — who spent nearly $1 billion in a failed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination — said he will be speaking at the Democratic National Convention next week, according to a report. The former three-term New York City Mayor announced his upcoming appearance in an email to supporters Thursday saying he plans to explain “why we have the best candidates to meet today’s challenges and get big things done,” according to a report by the Daily Beast. Bloomberg, 78 — who is the founder of financial media company Bloomberg LP, is one of the richest men in the world with an estimated worth of $65 billion — made a surprise run for the primary spot only appearing on...
    Before Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were on the same presidential ticket, they were battling to win the Democratic primary and, in some instances, things got heated. It's hardly unusual to see former primary rivals come together once the presumptive nominee is chosen, but their past clashes are striking in light of this week's running mate announcement. BIDEN CALLS FOR MASK MANDATE Let's roll the tape: 1. HARRIS CRITICIZES BIDEN'S STANCE ON BUSING AT FIRST DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY DEBATE In what became her most memorable debate moment, Harris challenged Biden's opposition to federally mandated busing when he was in the Senate, telling him she benefited from the program to integrate schools. The face-off produced Harris' "That little girl was me" remark that...
    Igor Derysh August 13, 2020 8:21PM (UTC) Fox News host Bret Baier pushed back Wednesday on his colleague Judge Jeanine Pirro's baseless prediction that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden will not be on the party's ticket on Election Day. Pirro made the comments during an appearance on "The Five" following Biden's first joint appearance with his new running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. : "The first thought I have is: For some reason, I just have this feeling that Joe Biden isn't going to be on the ticket," Pirro baselessly predicted. "I have a sense that something is going to happen before the election, and he's not even going to be on the ticket. So don't even ask me if he's going to make...
    The Rev. Franklin Graham said California Sen. Kamala Harris's vocal support of Planned Parenthood and abortion rights should disqualify presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden from consideration among Christian voters. "This should be a great concern to all Christians," Graham said on Wednesday. "As a follower of Jesus Christ, I am pro-life [and] believe every life is precious to God." A link to a Breitbart News article in which leaders of the anti-abortion movement warned that Biden and Harris make up "the most pro-abortion presidential ticket in history" accompanied Graham's tweet. "Like Joe Biden himself, Kamala Harris favors radical abortion policies including late-term abortion paid for by taxpayers, as well as forcing Catholic religious orders like the...
    White House economic adviser Larry KudlowLarry KudlowMORE on Thursday dismissed Democrats' push for funds supporting voting amid the coronavirus pandemic as "liberal, left, wish lists," saying that 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 would not accept that kind of deal.  "They’re asking for too much money," Kudlow said on...
    Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, plan to address next week's Democratic National Convention from an events center in Biden's hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. The convention, initially planned to be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will now primarily be virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. Senior campaign aides tell CBS News that Harris is set to speak Wednesday night and Biden on Thursday from the Chase Center on the Riverfront, an 87,000 square foot facility that usually hosts more modest trade shows — not capstone elements of a political gathering seen around the world. The presumed party nominees are making appearances in Biden's hometown again Thursday and are likely to continue doing so occasionally, aides said. Biden introduced Harris...
    WILMINGTON, Del. -- Joe Biden raised $26 million in the 24 hours after he named Kamala Harris as his running mate, doubling his previous one-day record and signaling enthusiasm among Democrats following the selection of the first Black woman on a major party's presidential ticket."It's really palpable, the excitement," Biden said Wednesday.The campaign hopes the haul is the beginning of a prolific fundraising push in the final stretch before Election Day. Democrats are close to matching, if not surpassing, the massive $300 million cash stockpile President Donald Trump and Republicans reported in July.Harris is expected to play a key role in that effort. She joined Biden in Delaware on Wednesday for their first fundraiser together as running mates and talked...
    “You can't get more liberal than Kamala Harris,” former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told “Outnumbered Overtime,” reacting to some media outlets describing presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate as moderate. The mainstream media rushed to portray Harris, D-Calif., as a moderate from the moment Biden selected her as his running mate – but she campaigned for president over the past year as an unabashed progressive. The New York Times was roasted for immediately calling Harris a “pragmatic moderate” when reporting Biden’s decision, but that was only the beginning of what critics believe to be a coordinated message. ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos declared on Wednesday that Harris “comes from the middle of the road, moderate wing of the Democratic Party.” Stephanopoulos added, “Not the first choice of progressives, but Joe Biden banking that this historic move as...
    WILMINGTON, Del. -- Joe Biden raised $26 million in the 24 hours after he named Kamala Harris as his running mate, doubling his previous one-day record and signaling enthusiasm among Democrats following the selection of the first Black woman on a major party's presidential ticket."It's really palpable, the excitement," Biden said Wednesday.The campaign hopes the haul is the beginning of a prolific fundraising push in the final stretch before Election Day. Democrats are close to matching, if not surpassing, the massive $300 million cash stockpile President Donald Trump and Republicans reported in July.Harris is expected to play a key role in that effort. She joined Biden in Delaware on Wednesday for their first fundraiser together as running mates and talked...
    Andrew Yang said he’s been added to the list of speakers at next week’s Democratic National Convention. Yang – the tech entrepreneur and one-time long-shot candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination whose campaign gained traction last year – publicly expressed his disappointment earlier this week at not being invited to speak at the quadrennial confab. YANG DISAPPOINTED HE DIDN'T GET CONVENTION SPEAKING SLOT But on Thursday Yang tweeted that “it’s official - we have been added to the DNC Convention speaker lineup!” And he thanked his supporters – known during the Democratic presidential primaries as the Yang Gang – “and everyone else who made this happen!” Yang added that he’ll be speaking “Thursday night around 9 pm,” which would put him on...
    Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is not a moderate, Fox Business anchor Dagen McDowell said on Thursday, calling out the Democratic Party for adopting policy proposals that are far-left. “If a moderate is somebody who supported getting rid of private health insurance in this country, then that really tells you where the Democratic Party is today,” McDowell told “Outnumbered.” McDowell said that the Democratic Party “ought to change the messaging on the economy.” “They ought to be very careful about how they message on the economy because Kamala Harris says Trump is the reason millions of Americans are unemployed. Americans would know that would be the coronavirus, that would be a virus that originated in China that was unleashed on the world,” McDowell...
    WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he is opposed to Democratic demands for billions of dollars in new spending for the U.S. Postal Service because it would ease the path for mail-in voting in the November national election that he has claimed without evidence would lead to massive fraud and rig the vote against him. Trump told the Fox Business Network, “Now they need that money in order to make the post office work, so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots. But if they don’t get those two items, that means you can’t have universal mail-in voting, because they’re not equipped to have it.” Trump said, "The items are ($25 billion) for...
    Holyoke, Massachusetts Mayor Alex Morse, who is hoping to unseat Democratic Rep. Richard E. Neal in the state’s September primary, was accused of having inappropriate sexual relationships with students at UMass Amherst while he was a professor at the university. Morse denied the allegations in a statement, and shortly after The Intercept revealed that the university’s College Democrats group had allegedly begun to engineer a plot to sabotage Morse’s primary campaign in October 2019. The state’s Democratic party opened an investigation into the college group’s allegations and what exact parties were involved. The Massachusetts Democratic Party will open an investigation into University Of Massachusetts Amherst College Democrats, Politico reported Thursday, over their alleged plan to sink the campaign...
    The Democratic Party will be more unified on November 3, 2020 than it was in the 2016 election because of President Donald Trump, predicted Larry Sabato, the director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. He expects the defection rate, or those who don't vote along party lines, to be "much lower" for Democrats this year. In 2016, the Democrats "lost a lot of Bernie Sanders people" who didn't want to vote for Hillary Clinton. Instead, many voted for the Green Party candidate, wrote someone in, or didn't vote, Sabato said on CBSN Thursday. "Part of it was, nobody, including many of the Trump people, thought Trump was actually going to win, so they thought they had...
    Democratic California Rep. Ro Khanna ripped his party Wednesday for leaving town for recess after failing to reach a deal with Republicans on a phase 4 coronavirus stimulus package. “I think Congress should be in session,” Khanna said during a Facebook town hall with his constituents. “I think it’s absurd for Congress to be going on a break during a pandemic and a national crisis.” Republicans in Congress are also furious there was no deal reached before recess. President Donald Trump signed four executive orders Saturday in order to help the unemployed and the economy, effectively bypassing congress to send money to Americans. Democrats had already left town, and didn’t hesitate to criticize the president’s executive orders. Speaker of the...
    Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is a “shape shifter,” which makes it difficult for the Trump campaign and President Trump to figure out how to go after her, “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace told “The Brian Kilmeade Show” on Thursday. Wallace made the comment, two days after Harris--a politically shrewd senator with a law enforcement background that has caused some tensions with the progressive left--was announced as Joe Biden’s running mate. “I would say that her record as attorney general and district attorney was pretty moderate,” Wallace told host Brian Kilmeade, adding that, in fact, it was “one of the things that hurt her in the Democratic primary.” “She was seen as being too tough in prosecuting drug...
    Joe BidenJoe BidenRon Johnson signals some GOP senators concerned about his Obama-era probes 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 and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisCandidates on Biden's VP list were asked what they thought Trump would nickname them as part of process: report Bass on filling Harris's Senate spot: 'I'll keep all my options open' Election security advocates see strong ally in Harris MORE (D-Calif.) will address the Democratic...
    The speculation over where former Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the biggest speech of his half-century-long political career is over. Biden’s campaign confirmed to Fox News on Thursday that he’ll deliver his Democratic National Convention presidential nomination acceptance speech from the Chase Center, a convention center located in his hometown of Wilmington, Del. BIDEN SCRAPS PLANS TO TRAVEL TO MILWAUKEE FOR DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION The presumptive Democratic nominee is scheduled to give his address in prime time next Thursday, Aug. 20. The campaign also confirmed that Biden's newly named running mate – Sen. Kamala Harris of California – will deliver her vice presidential nomination acceptance speech from the same location one night earlier – on Wednesday, Aug 19. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President...
    Democratic presidential candidate former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg waves to his supporters at his Super Tuesday night event on March 03, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida.Joe Raedle | Getty Images Billionaire former presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is set to speak at the Democratic National Convention next week as party leaders wonder when he will start spending big to back Joe Biden's campaign for president.  A spokeswoman for Bloomberg confirmed to CNBC that he will be a featured speaker at the virtual convention that's slated to start on Monday. Bloomberg, a former mayor of New York, has been a vocal supporter of Biden's since his own withdrawal from the Democratic primary in March. A convention official told CNBC that...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she won’t resume coronavirus aid talks with White House officials unless they agree to a starting number of $2 trillion, which is double the cost of a Republican proposal. The California Democrat has engaged in a verbal battle with Trump administration officials over the stalled talks, accusing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin of refusing to negotiate. Mnuchin fired back with a statement Wednesday claiming that Pelosi is mischaracterizing their phone conversation. Now, the talks are going nowhere. A reporter asked Pelosi Thursday when the two sides might meet again to negotiate. “When they come in with $2 trillion,” Pelosi responded. Democrats have increased the cost of their proposal substantially since the House passed...
    Former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergEverytown on the NRA lawsuit: 'Come November, we're going to make sure they're out of power, too' Hillicon Valley: Trump raises idea of delaying election, faces swift bipartisan pushback | Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google release earnings reports | Senators ask Justice Department to investigate TikTok, Zoom Meme group joins with Lincoln Project in new campaign against Trump MORE will speak at the Democratic National Convention next week, two sources familiar with the decision say. Bloomberg, who was not originally included in the announced list of speakers released by the convention earlier this week, will be "sharing why we have the best candidates to meet today's challenges and get big things done," according to...
    Democratic California Rep. Ro Khanna said Thursday he will be voting against his own party’s platform during its national convention. In an op-ed, Khanna said the main reason he will be voting against the platform because it does not include “Medicare for All.” Khanna voiced his passion for the issue, comparing health care to civil rights. Khanna also added that while he won’t be voting for the Democratic party’s platform, he will “do everything possible” to help elect 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris against President Donald Trump. “I believe that moving away from a profit-based healthcare system is the moral issue of our time. And in the final analysis, because of...
    “The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., ticket is by far the most radical leftist ticket that the Democratic Party has ever put forward,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn said on Wednesday night. Blackburn, R-Tenn., told “Fox News @ Night,” “When you look at Senator Harris's record and look at her vote, she's for the Green New Deal. She's for socialized medicine. She is for confiscating your guns. She kind of giggles about the Second Amendment. She is somebody who would support sanctuary cities. She's for open borders. She's for health care for illegal aliens. She's for letting felons vote from prison. And this is her list of things that she is for. Blackburn said that Harris as president...
    (CNN)Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, are set to appear together in Delaware for a second consecutive day for a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic. The two are set to receive a Thursday briefing from a panel of public health experts assembled by Biden's campaign. Biden has for months been receiving private briefings from a group of health experts who are advising his campaign on pandemic policies, as well as whether and how the former vice president can hold in-person events.That briefing will be followed by speeches from Biden and Harris, who was offered and accepted the Democratic vice presidential nod on Tuesday and campaigned in person with Biden for the first time...
    The Supreme Court on Thursday denied the Republican Party's request that it reinstate witness requirements for absentee ballots in Rhode Island after the state agreed to waive the restrictions in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The ruling is a rare win from the high court for advocates seeking relaxed voting restrictions in the midst of the public health crisis. The Supreme Court issued a brief, unsigned order saying that unlike recent cases where "a State defends its own law, here the state election officials support the challenged decree, and no state official has expressed opposition." The court did not publish the vote tally for the order, but Justices Clarence ThomasClarence ThomasWhy are anti-racism forces silent on anti-Semitism? Trump's contempt for...
    The mainstream media has rushed to portray Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as a moderate from the moment presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden selected her as his running mate -- but she campaigned over the past year as an unabashed progressive. The New York Times was roasted for immediately calling Harris a “pragmatic moderate” when alerting Biden’s decision, but that was only the beginning of what critics feel appears to be a coordinated message. CONSERVATIVES REACT TO HARRIS AS BIDEN RUNNING MATE, BLAST NY TIMES FOR ‘PRAGMATIC MODERATE’ DESCRIPTOR Conservative strategist Chris Barron told Fox News he finds the “media’s coordinated gaslighting of Kamala Harris’ record absolutely hilarious” because she was treated much differently during her presidential bid. “I don’t remember Harris ever describing herself as a moderate. Indeed, Harris chose to run...
    Former Democratic presidential primary candidate Andrew Yang was added to the speaker’s list for the Democratic National Convention months after ending his bid for the White House. The Silicon Valley entrepreneur and CNN contributor announced on Twitter that he had been added as a speaker at the Aug. 17 convention. “And it’s official – we have been added to the DNC Convention speaker lineup! Thank you #YangGang and everyone else who made this happen!” Yang tweeted Thursday morning. (RELATED: ’42 Percent Of These Jobs Won’t Come Back’: Andrew Yang Predicts Permanent Job Loss Could Be ‘Almost Two Times The Great Recession’) And it’s official – we have been added to the DNC Convention speaker lineup! Thank you #YangGang and everyone else...
    The American people are going to have to consider the Democratic Party’s position on defunding the police after Sen. Kamala Harris was added to the ticket as Joe Biden’s running mate, said former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Thursday. “It’s very interesting how it appears that Sen. Harris, kind of on the issue of law enforcement, has her finger in the wind,” Whitaker told “Fox & Friends," referring to some conflicting positions from the former Democratic presidential candidate. KAMALA HARRIS’ FLIP-FLOPS BACK UNDER A MICROSCOPE AFTER VP SELECTION Harris, who was officially announced as Biden's running mate Tuesday, has switched her stances on multiple issues throughout her time in public life, beginning as a local prosecutor in the early 2000s. Those positions are...
    Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-California) as well as fellow senators Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) are leading a group of democratic lawmakers in laying the framework for college sports legislation intended to protect student athletes' rights and create opportunities for players to profit. The proposed College Athletes Bill of Rights was revealed Thursday following the Pac-12 and Big Ten's decisions to postpone their fall sports seasons, including football, until springtime due to coronavirus. The senators' proposal would provide students with a larger voice in such decisions while improving health and safety protocols, as well as access to educational opportunities. The proposal includes a revenue-sharing system, similar to professional sports, and offers players the chance to earn...
    Rep. Ro KhannaRohit (Ro) KhannaCalifornia Democrats back Yang after he expresses disappointment over initial DNC lineup Congress must enact a plan to keep government workers safe Sanders supporters launch six-figure ad campaign explaining why they're voting for Biden MORE (D-Calif.) has announced that he will vote against the Democratic Party’s platform during its convention next week, citing the absence of “Medicare for All” in the document. Khanna, a vocal progressive, wrote in a piece published Thursday in Common Dreams that universal health coverage is a defining issue of the time, comparing it to supporting civil rights in the 1940s and opposing the Vietnam War in the 1960s, and that it “should be the yardstick for measuring the wisdom of voting...
    Chinese Communist Party (CCP) media breathlessly applauded the selection of Kamala Harris as the Democrat Party’s vice presidential nominee, with a Global Times editorial on Thursday celebrating her for having a Chinese name and supposedly being tough on crime. The Chinese paper also echoed Democrat talking points by suggesting criticism of Harris will be founded in racism and sexism. The Global Times’ thoughts on racial and sexual politics would sound familiar to any consumer of left-leaning U.S. media: Harris has been chosen based on the following considerations. First, the agenda of race is key. Since US President Donald Trump took office, the issue of race in the US has intensified greatly with wild polarization. In this case, the Democratic...
    Meaghan Ellis August 13, 2020 0 Comments California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) revealed pitches are already being submitted for Sen. Kamala Harris’ (D-Calif.) Senate seat in the event she is elected Vice President of the United States in November. During a press conference on Wednesday, a reporter asked Newsom if anyone had put their name in the hat in the event Harris vacates her Senate seat in California’s upper chamber. The Democratic governor suggested that he had already received multiple pitches. “You may be the only one that hasn’t, unless you just did, and that is only slight exaggeration,” Newsom told the reporter. However, he made it clear that he would not focus on the possible future of the...
    Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday he “can’t wait” to debate presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com “I think she is a skilled debater, but I can’t wait to get to Salt Lake City and be on the stage. Whether to compare Joe Biden’s nearly 50 years in public life, the agenda of the radical left, the agenda that she’s embraced throughout her political career with the results of this president and this administration,” Pence said on Wednesday’s edition of “Hannity.” At their first joint appearance as running mates in Wilmington, Delaware, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Harris wasted no time criticizing the Trump administration for a “lack of leadership.” “The...
    (CNN)Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said Thursday he was added to the Democratic National Convention's list of speakers, after he expressed disappointment earlier this week at not being invited to address the event."And it's official - we have been added to the DNC Convention speaker lineup!" Yang wrote on Twitter, thanking his devoted followers known as the "Yang Gang."He confirmed in a separate tweet that his speech is slated for around 9 p.m. ET next Thursday — the fourth and final night of the DNC. On Tuesday, after the DNC's committee unveiled its speaker line-up filled with leaders and the party's rising stars, Yang tweeted, "I've got to be honest I kind of expected to speak."Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna...
    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...
    Andrew Yang announced that he will be speaking at the Democratic National Convention after initially being excluded from the lineup. The Democratic National Committee reversed its decision from earlier this week to exclude Yang after he and his supporters expressed outrage that he was not offered a speaking slot despite his unique Democratic primary campaign. He thanked his supporters on Thursday for drawing attention to the snub and announced that he was added to the convention lineup for next week's event. "And it’s official — we have been added to the DNC Convention speaker lineup! Thank you #YangGang and everyone else who made this happen! #YangIsSpeaking," he tweeted. And it’s official - we have been added to the...
    Evangelist Franklin Graham, a prominent evangelical supporter of President Trump, is calling on Christians to take note of one issue presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris both adamantly support. The son of the late Rev. Billy Graham notes, Biden-Harris "are labeled as the most pro-abortion presidential ticket in the history of our nation." PRO-LIFE JOURNALIST DAVID DALEIDEN RIPS KAMALA HARRIS' 'RADICAL DISRESPECT AND CONTEMPT' FOR FIRST AMENDMENT "This should be a great concern to all Christians," Graham, the president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse, tweeted. "As a follower of Jesus Christ, I am pro-life [and] believe every life is precious to God." Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speak a campaign event...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden raised $26 million in the 24 hours after he named Kamala Harris as his running mate, doubling his previous one-day record and signaling enthusiasm among Democrats following the selection of the first Black woman on a major party’s presidential ticket. “It’s really palpable, the excitement,” Biden said Wednesday. The campaign hopes the haul is the beginning of a prolific fundraising push in the final stretch before Election Day. Democrats are close to matching, if not surpassing, the massive $300 million cash stockpile President Donald Trump and Republicans reported in July. Harris is expected to play a key role in that effort. She joined Biden in Delaware on Wednesday for their first fundraiser together as running mates and...
    Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., suggested on Sunday that residents of Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico should continue to be denied full rights because giving them statehood would put Republicans at an electoral disadvantage. McSally lamented in an interview with NBC News that Democrats may vote to grant statehood to Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia if they win control of both chambers of Congress and the White House this November. Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and most House Democrats do support statehood for D.C., but there is no broad current support for Puerto Rico statehood, largely because residents of the island are divided on the question. Within recent memory, Puerto Rico statehood was backed by both major parties and even included in the Republican platform. “There’s so much at stake...
    The tight race expected between freshman California Democratic Rep. Harley Rouda and Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel would usually have the challenger calling for several debates against the incumbent. But in an echo of endangered Republican senators demanding busier debate seasons against their Democratic rivals, it's Rouda who wants to face off more often. The Rouda campaign is requesting more debates with Steel. One local California political analyst who spoke on the condition of anonymity told the Washington Examiner Rouda believes he can outshine Steel on the debate stage. “I think it's because the race is going to be close, and he must think, looking at her as a candidate, that he can do well in a debate with...
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Vice President Mike Pence reacted to the selection of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate. Pence said the selection was indicative of the direction of the Democratic Party, which he said was a shift to the radical left. “The stakes in this election have never been higher,” he explained. “But following Joe Biden’s decision to name a California liberal like Kamala Harris to the ticket, the choice has never been clearer. Look, four years ago, when President Trump called and asked me to join this ticket, I said yes in a heartbeat because I believed in his vision, to rebuild our military, to revive our economy by cutting...
    Wednesday on CNN, anchor Don Lemon criticized Fox News Host Tucker Carlson for mispronouncing the name of Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris. Lemon said, “The president, his campaign, allies at Fox News are all grasping at straws on the offensive against Kamala Harris.” He added, “and then there’s state media. Where they have taken everything but the kitchen sink approach against the vice president nominee including but not limited to sexist smears and more than one person not even bothering to get Kamala Harris’s name right.” In a clip after Carlson mispronounced Kamala’s name, his guest, an adviser to previous Democratic presidential campaigns, Richard Goodstein stopped Carlson and corrected his pronunciation by saying, “Out of respect for somebody who will be...
    Fox News's Bret Baier pushed back at Jeanine Pirro after she suggested on air that Joe BidenJoe BidenRon Johnson signals some GOP senators concerned about his Obama-era probes 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 will not be on the Democratic ticket in November. Pirro made the comments on Wednesday evening, less than 24 hours after Biden named Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisCandidates on Biden's VP list were asked what...
    Georgia Republican Marjorie Greene The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Looking for our Election Changes section? You'll now find it toward the bottom of the Morning Digest. Leading Off ● GA-14: Wealthy businesswoman Marjorie Greene, a defender of the notorious pro-Trump conspiracy theory QAnon who has her own litany of racist, Islamaphobic, and anti-Semitic rantings, decisively beat neurosurgeon John Cowan 57-43 in Tuesday's Republican primary runoff for Georgia's 14th Congressional District. This seat, which is located in the northwestern part of the state, backed Donald Trump 75-22, and Greene...
    Madison Summers August 13, 2020 0 Comments The Democratic National Convention is next week, and people will hear from several prominent figures — but those tuning in will only hear 60 seconds of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). Ocasio-Cortez was given one minute for her pre-recorded message to air at the convention, which will be held on August 17-20. The reports on this drew reactions on social media: I realize there are limitations with doing this virtually, but this is absurd. AOC has done some of the most effective comms work of any Democrat in the country. 60 seconds is ridiculous. https://t.co/hsMeMVD5io— Charlotte Clymer ????️‍???? (@cmclymer) August 13, 2020However, Ocasio-Cortez offered a different response. She quoted Dr. Benjamin E....
    WILMINGTON, Del. -- Joe Biden raised $26 million in the 24 hours after he named Kamala Harris as his running mate, doubling his previous one-day record and signaling enthusiasm among Democrats following the selection of the first Black woman on a major party's presidential ticket."It's really palpable, the excitement," Biden said Wednesday.The campaign hopes the haul is the beginning of a prolific fundraising push in the final stretch before Election Day. Democrats are close to matching, if not surpassing, the massive $300 million cash stockpile President Donald Trump and Republicans reported in July.Harris is expected to play a key role in that effort. She joined Biden in Delaware on Wednesday for their first fundraiser together as running mates and talked...
    Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speak after the Democratic Presidential Debate. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) It was an exciting 24 hours for Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for President, after announcing his running mate, Kamala Harris.  READ MORE: Joe Biden introduces VP pick Kamala Harris at 1st campaign event Biden added, “I think I know why.”  The Delaware politician made the announcement as he and Harris appeared at their first public appearance as running mates. “I have no doubt that I picked the right person to join me as the next vice president of the United States of America, and that’s Senator Kamala Harris.”  Sen. Kamala Harris (L) (D-CA),...
    (CNN)Former Vice President Joe Biden's selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential nominee is historic. If the ticket is elected in the fall, the California Democrat will be the first woman, Black woman and Indian American to become vice president. The impact of Harris on the election result, however, is likely to be far more minimal. Vice presidents rarely move the dial significantly, so Harris' selection matters a lot more for 2021 and beyond than it does for 2020. Many voters are likely to have no strong opinions of Harris, even at the end of the campaign. You can see this best in a study of past CBS News/New York Times polls as well as those from NBC...
    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 on Thursday ramped up his attacks against Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisCandidates on Biden's VP list were asked what they thought Trump would nickname them as part of process: report Bass on filling Harris's Senate spot: 'I'll keep all my options open' Election...
    Reuters August 13, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump accused congressional Democrats on Wednesday of not wanting to negotiate over a U.S. coronavirus aid package because he was refusing to go along with “ridiculous” spending requests unrelated to the pandemic. Trump’s comments came after top Republican and Democratic negotiators traded blame for a five-day lapse in talks over relief legislation. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s chief negotiator, disputed a statement from the two top Democrats in Congress that Republicans had sought more talks but refused any movement on their initial $1 trillion offer, which is less than a third of what the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed in a measure in May. “An overture was made by Secretary Mnuchin...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden finally came out of the basement Wednesday. It was almost like a groundhog sighting, signifying less than 12 more weeks of campaign insanity. Speaking to reporters and a TV audience at a high school gym near his home in Wilmington, Del., Biden introduced his vice-presidential running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., in a socially distant announcement. But Biden and Harris weren’t just socially distant from each other. They were socially distant from news media. Each candidate read a canned speech with all the vigor of a linoleum salesperson. Then they exited — stage right. HANNITY CLAIMS BIDEN PICKED HARRIS AS RUNNING MATE BECAUSE SHE'S 'A FAVORITE OF THE RADICAL FAR-LEFT' To no one’s surprised, the...
    Igor Derysh August 13, 2020 10:00AM (UTC) Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., suggested on Sunday that residents of Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico should continue to be denied full rights because giving them statehood would put Republicans at an electoral disadvantage. McSally lamented in an interview with NBC News that Democrats may vote to grant statehood to Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia if they win control of both chambers of Congress and the White House this November. Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and most House Democrats do support statehood for D.C., but there is no broad current support for Puerto Rico statehood, largely because residents of the island are divided on the question. Within recent memory, Puerto Rico statehood was backed by both major parties and...
    PROGRAMMING ALERT: Watch Fox News Contributor Tammy Bruce discuss this topic and more on “Fox & Friends” at 6:35 a.m. EDT August 13 on Fox News Channel. Editor's note: This column first appeared in the Washington Times. Media organizations have just been warned by the Democratic Party machine that they better be very, very careful with how they cover presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s vice presidential choice — just revealed to be Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. Any criticism of the expected woman will be considered racist and sexist, we are told. Oh, they wrap up that threat in a word salad, but that’s the bottom line: There should be second and even third thoughts about any criticism of Mr. Biden’s VP pick. An actual memo went out...
    Recent primary victories by three key members of the "Squad" of far-left House Democrats are reminders that that wing of the party isn't going anywhere soon, Democratic pollster Doug Schoen told "The Ingraham Angle" Wednesday. "'Representative [Ilhan] Omar [D-Minn.] was facing a very well-funded candidate, also a self-described progressive who outraised her ... in the second quarter and she won by, I think, over 15 points. Representative Tlaib [D-Mich.] won handily. And AOC was renominated with about three quarters of the vote," Schoen told guest host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. OMAR BEATS BACK PRIMARY CHALLENGE IN MINNESOTA "So it's not just ... the positions of the Democratic Party that'll be debated, governor, but it is incontrovertible that the far-left has had great...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Political newcomer Marjorie Taylor Greene was mocked as a supporter of QAnon conspiracies and denounced for videos deemed racist even by fellow Republicans who withdrew endorsements and declared her unfit for Congress. The businesswoman from northern Georgia had a blunt message for her critics as she coasted to victory in a Republican primary runoff election that should put her on an easy path to winning an open U.S. House seat: “I will not apologize.” “If Republicans want to win in 2020, they need to listen the message that I’m speaking,” Greene told cheering supporters in a victory speech that railed against “spineless Republicans” and “anti-American leftists.” Targeting Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, she said: “We’re going to...
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will only have one minute to speak at the Democratic National Convention next week, in what some say is a surprising snub for the high-profile, rising star. The convention was due to be staged in Milwaukee but is being held virtually this year, owing to the coronavirus pandemic.  AOC, as she is known, will not speak live, but instead will deliver a pre-recorded message on Tuesday night - the same night as Bill Clinton. Others, however, will be permitted to address the convention live - among them Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader, and Pete Buttigieg, former presidential contender and mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 30, will deliver a 60-second message on Tuesday night at...
    On Wednesday night, Trevor Noah took aim at Marjorie Taylor Greene, a woman who recently won the Georgia Republican primary and will surely be elected to Congress in her heavily-red 14th congressional district. “Congress is about to get a lot crazier,” offered Trevor Noah. Greene, 46, has a long history of racism and pushing conspiracy theories. She’s recently called the Jewish businessman George Soros a “Nazi”; compared the elections of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to Congress to “an Islamic invasion”; said minorities find themselves unemployed because they are “lazy”; accused the Democratic Party of keeping Black people in “a modern-day form of slavery”; and said that Black people should be “proud” of Confederate monuments. She’s also been endorsed...
    By BRIAN SLODYSKO and WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden raised $26 million in the 24 hours after he named Kamala Harris as his running mate, doubling his previous one-day record and signaling enthusiasm among Democrats following the selection of the first Black woman on a major party's presidential ticket. “It's really palpable, the excitement,” Biden said Wednesday. The campaign hopes the haul is the beginning of a prolific fundraising push in the final stretch before Election Day. Democrats are close to matching, if not surpassing, the massive $300 million cash stockpile President Donald Trump and Republicans reported in July. Harris is expected to play a key role in that effort. She joined Biden in Delaware...
    By JILL COLVIN, ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An overzealous prosecutor trying to hide her crime-fighting past — who is also weak on crime. The most radical pick for vice president ever — but too moderate to energize progressive Democrats. President Donald Trump's campaign is struggling to define California Sen. Kamala Harris, the newly announced running mate for Democratic rival Joe Biden. And without a clear message, Trump has reverted to his usual playbook, resorting to sexist and racist attacks. He has repeatedly called Harris “nasty” and has leaned into appeals that appear stuck in a fictionalized version of the 1950s. “The ‘suburban housewife’ will be voting for me. They want safety & are thrilled...
              Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) has won the 2020 Democratic primary, beating her foremost challenger Antone Melton-Meaux. Omar will now face off with Republican candidate Lacy Johnson on Election Day. Although the votes are still trickling in, Omar has secured the win with 58 percent of the vote compared to Melton-Meaux’s 40 percent. Melton-Meaux had a strong campaign, receiving noteworthy support and outraising Omar’s campaign. However, these successes weren’t enough to secure a winning number of votes. In all cities excluding Minneapolis, Omar and Melton-Meaux tied in the amount of cities in which they’d earned majority vote. It was Minneapolis that showed up for Omar in a huge way. While Melton-Meaux only received a majority of...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden raised $26 million in the 24 hours after he named Kamala Harris as his running mate, doubling his previous one-day record and signaling enthusiasm among Democrats following the selection of the first Black woman on a major party’s presidential ticket. “It’s really palpable, the excitement,” Biden said Wednesday. The campaign hopes the haul is the beginning of a prolific fundraising push in the final stretch before Election Day. Democrats are close to matching, if not surpassing, the massive $300 million cash stockpile President Donald Trump and Republicans reported in July. Harris is expected to play a key role in that effort. She joined Biden in Delaware on Wednesday for their first fundraiser together as...