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    LeBron James. (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images) LeBron James‘ voting-rights group, More Than a Vote, has partnered with the Los Angeles Dodgers to make Dodger Stadium a polling place for the November presidential general election. To combat voter suppression, the NBA baller founded More Than a Vote. The coalition’s partnership with the Dodgers is the first time a Major League Baseball team’s facility will be used as a voting center. The 2020 presidential election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Voters will cast their ballots to reelect the incumbents, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, or vote to elect Democratic presidential presumptive nominee Joe Biden and his vice-presidential running mate U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris. Presumptive Democratic...
    MUCH has been made of the fact that Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential running mate is an African/Asian American woman, which is clearly a massive step forward in US politics. I’m actually even more encouraged that Kamala Harris is just 55 years old, which makes her a baby compared with the two elderly white men vying to be in the White House. 8Kamala Harris could shake up US politicsCredit: AFP Both Trump and Biden are in their seventies. Trump is 74 (but looks a decade older and acts like a toddler) and Biden is 77 and can appear tired and weary, especially in comparison with his potential veep. Kamala is a child of the Sixties, she is fresh, young and vibrant....
    Democratic Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said a “major reason” why former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election is because of the “misogyny and double standard applied to the first woman nominee.” Kaine was chosen as Clinton’s running mate for the 2016 election. The Virginia senator appeared on Friday afternoon’s “Bill Hemmer Reports” to discuss presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s choice of California Sen. Kamala Harris for the vice presidential slot. During the discussion, Kaine reflected back on his own experience running with the first female major party presidential nominee. “The worst thing about the campaign was being on a ticket and seeing the misogyny and double standard applied to the first woman nominee. The ‘lock...
     Joe Biden is poised to unveil his vision for the modern Democratic Party in the first presidential nominating convention of the coronavirus era, an all-virtual affair that will test the former vice presidents ability to overcome unprecedented logistical challenges in an urgent mission to energize a winning coalition. The Democratic National Convention, which formally begins Monday, is not a convention in the traditional sense. There will be no physical gathering place, no cheering audience, no balloons. The program will consist instead of a series of online video addresses — half of which will be prerecorded — that play out for two hours each night until Biden formally accepts the Democratic presidential nomination in a mostly empty Delaware ballroom on Thursday....
    Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris on Friday signed paperwork to get on November ballots as the Democratic ticket. Biden and Harris held a tightly controlled media availability in Delaware lasting about 2 minutes. “We’re going to make this official official,” Biden told reporters. “We’re signing our requests to get on the ballot in each of the states.” Biden and Harris, seated behind desks, signed papers for their home states, Delaware and California, respectively. Biden motioned to a stack of papers that needed to be signed for ballot access, saying it would be “the real work and get all the states and territories.” The five US territories — American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico...
    President Donald Trump was asked by ABC News correspondent Kyra Phillips whether he has “an issue with a strong woman of color” being in the presidential race, Friday after he called presumptive Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris a “mad woman.” “Kamala Harris, you’ve been very blunt about how you feel about her being nasty, ‘mad woman’…” said Phillips, prompting Trump to interrupt, “I haven’t been blunt. I said she treated Joe Biden worse than anybody else.” “I watched those debates. They were very boring, but they were debates, nevertheless, and I watched pretty good parts of them. She treated Biden worse than anybody else by far,” Trump continued. Phillips then questioned, “Well let me ask you this...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday that he can see “no reason” why Americans cannot vote “in person” on election day this November despite the coronavirus — just like they currently shop in person at grocery stores. “I think if carefully done, according to the guidelines, there’s no reason that I can see why that not be the case,” the medical advisor to President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force told National Geographic during a Thursday interview. “For example, you know, when you look at going to a grocery store now in many regions and counties and cities that are doing it correctly, they have X’s every six or more feet and it says, ‘Don’t leave this spot until the person in...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Biden is poised to unveil his vision for the modern Democratic Party in the first presidential nominating convention of the coronavirus era, an all-virtual affair that will test the former vice president’s ability to overcome unprecedented logistical challenges in an urgent mission to energize a winning coalition. The Democratic National Convention, which formally begins Monday, is not a convention in the traditional sense. There will be no physical gathering place, no cheering audience, no balloons. The program will consist instead of a series of online video addresses — half of which will be prerecorded — that play out for two hours each night until Biden formally accepts the Democratic presidential nomination in a mostly empty...
    Hillary Clinton reportedly wondered whether she had made the right call in deciding not to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination when Joe Biden was flailing in the crowded primary field, according to an account in a lengthy report about what former Obama administration officials thought about the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's decision to launch a third presidential bid. Philippe Reines, a longtime top adviser to Clinton in the State Department and later on her presidential campaign, told Politico in a piece published on Friday that the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee reconsidered her decision in fall 2019. “There were a number of people who decided not to run, and then around October, before Thanksgiving, said to themselves, you...
    (CNN)Indie rock legends They Might Be Giants explain the Electoral College in their music video. Watch the video and follow along with the lyrics:Who are the electors? They're the ones who elect The ones that you vote for Who will vote in your stead Read MoreYou signal your choice, you give them your trust But it's up to them, and not up to us We're only the voters They are the electors The Electoral College, explained In article two of the US constitution The framers spelled out how the chief executive is chosen They laid out the rules for elections They wanted a system that would be free from corruption The winner would be chosen by an unaligned delegation without...
    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - John Legend, Billie Eilish, Common and Billy Porter are among the musical artists who will perform at next week's Democratic National Convention, officials said on Friday, while billionaire former presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will get a prime-time speaking slot. The new names rounded out the schedule for the four-day event, which begins on Monday. The largely virtual affair, where Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be nominated as the party's presidential and vice presidential candidates, has been dramatically scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic. But Democrats are still hoping a star-studded lineup of speakers and singers will recapture some of the festive air that the convention boasts in more typical years, when...
    Joe Biden's presidential campaign says it raised $48 million in the first 48 hours following his Tuesday announcement of Kamala Harris as his choice of running mate — an average of $1 million an hour. The sum surpasses what the California senator's own presidential campaign raised in the entirety of 2019, $39 million, and is more than half of Biden's total 2019 haul of $60 million. The former vice president's pace of fundraising has dramatically increased since he became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. His campaign said that it and its joint fundraising committee with the Democratic National Committee raised $140 million last month. But the spike in donations following Harris becoming the presumptive Democratic vice presidential...
    (CNN)Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's presidential campaign is forging a new path, gathering a nationwide audience of supporters over Zoom to make up for a Democratic National Convention devoid of its usual live audience of thousands due to the coronavirus pandemic. The campaign announced Friday that virtual watch parties will take place in all 50 states throughout next week's convention, with elected officials like Pete Buttigieg and celebrities like Alyssa Milano acting as hosts, according to a news release shared first with CNN.The watch parties offer a glimpse into how the campaign is making do with the challenges of hosting a virtual convention -- a fanfare celebration that typically sees tens of thousands of supporters gathering together in person --...
    President Donald Trump described Sen. Kamala Harris as a “bad version” of failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “She’s a bad version of Hillary,” Trump said in an interview with the New York Post. “She’s a person that will say whatever is necessary and in the end in [sic] gets her in trouble.” The president described Harris’s record as “terrible,” pointing to ratings proving she is the most liberal senator in Congress. “Yet the progressives hate her,” Trump mused. Trump’s comments echoed attacks from his campaign, which immediately branded Harris as a “phony.” “I think she changes her policy, she changes her tune, for every race, depending on who she needs,” Trump said. “She’s a user and she’s not a talented...
    HILLARY Clinton has revealed she's ready to "fix America" and serve in Joe Biden's administration. Speaking at the 19th Represents Summit on Thursday, Clinton said: "I’m ready to help in any way I can. 4Speaking at the 19th Represents Summit on Thursday, Clinton said: 'I’m ready to help in any way I can'Credit: YouTube/ The 19th 4Earlier this week, Biden revealed Kamala Harris as his Vice Presidential pickCredit: AFP or licensors “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.”...
    Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Joe Bidens running mate on the presidential ticket, is in favor of decriminalizing illegal border crossing and giving healthcare to illegal immigrants in the United States. The Republican National Committee posted several video clips of Harris appearing in recent interviews. In one, she explained her position on whether people who illegally enter the U.S. should be charged with a criminal offense. "We have to have a secure border, but I am in favor of saying that were not gonna treat people who are undocumented who cross the borders as criminals," Harris told "The View." "And what weve gotta do is we cannot have any more policies like we have under this current president, that is about inhumane...
    "We always look for surrogates and validators that help close the deal and can speak to voters who needed another reason to say, 'Yes, I'm gonna support Joe Biden,'" said Donna Brazile, a former Democratic National Committee chair who also ran Al Gore's 2000 campaign. "She fills in the gap." Harris was known during the Democratic presidential primary for wearing Converse sneakers and dancing with staff and supporters in unscripted moments. Biden allies expect her to deliver enthusiasm among some Democrats who oppose Trump but aren't yet energized to vote by a candidate they feel may be out of touch with their concerns. Harris' "ability to connect" is part of what California Rep. Barbara Lee, who served as one of...
    Herman Cain has taunted Joe Biden and Kamala Harris from beyond the grave after he tweeted about their 'completely nuts' campaign - two weeks after he died from coronavirus.   The one-time Republican presidential candidate and ardent Trump supporter, posthumously tweeted on Wednesday, a day after Biden selected Harris as his running mate.  'Just in case you thought Biden's candidacy was going to be anything other than completely nuts, team Trump has released a new video,' the tweet reads.  Cain died in late July from complications associated to the coronavirus. He was 74 years old.    In this 9 February, 2012 file photo, former presidential candidate Herman Cain addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington Herman Cain's Twitter account...
    HOBOKEN, New Jersey (WABC) -- Governor Phil Murphy announced Friday that the November election in New Jersey will be held most with mail-in ballots. He made the announcement on CNN.He says just like the coronavirus, mail-in voting is sticking around.All 6.2 million registered New Jersey voters will receive a ballot in the mail and there will be limited in-person polling locations for people who need extra assistance, or people who simply prefer to vote in person.The July primary was also conducted largely by mail, and just 26% of registered voters participated.Governor Murphy is doubling down."We think largely it was a very good result particularly balancing the sacred right to vote at the center of democracy, along with public health and...
    Pro-life Democratic politicians are pushing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to adopt more moderate stances on abortion heading into the presidential election. Over 100 past and present Democratic politicians joined in sending a letter to the DNC Platform Committee on Friday calling on Biden, his vice presidential pick Sen. Kamala Harris, and the Democratic Party to make the platform more welcoming to both pro-life Democratic voters and pro-life Independent voters. “We are concerned that many Democratic leaders support policies on abortion that are radically out of line with public opinion,” the letter says, emphasizing that the Democratic Party is “alienating voters” due to radical abortion policy. The letter also notes that pro-life Democrats are “concerned about the betrayal of...
    Mass strikes have hit Belarus on the sixth day of protests against the 'rigged' re-election of dictator Alexander Lukashenko as hundreds of 'tortured' protesters are released from prison.  Belarusian authorities released hundreds of people who were detained amid demonstrations contesting the results of the presidential election, in an attempt to assuage public anger over a brutal crackdown on peaceful protests. Scores of detainees were seen walking out of a jail in the capital, Minsk, at around midnight on Thursday. Early on Friday morning, volunteers also saw at least 119 detainees being released in the nearby city of Zhodino.  Workers including employees of the Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) today took part in a mass strike in Minsk protest against presidential election results...
    Reuters August 14, 2020 0 Comments The campaign of Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden has raised $48 million in the 48 hours since he named U.S. Senator Kamala Harris the Democratic vice presidential nominee, a campaign spokesman told Reuters late on Thursday. Biden, a former vice president himself, on Tuesday picked Harris as his choice for VP, making her the first Black woman on a major-party U.S. presidential ticket. With social unrest over racial injustice rocking the country for months since the death in custody of an African-American man, George Floyd – after a police officer knelt on his neck for about nine minutes – Biden was under pressure to select a Black woman as his running mate. Harris,...
    Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris to host virtual Hollywood campaign event co-chaired by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling Trump plans to accept Republican nomination from White House lawn US seizes four vessels loaded with Iranian fuel MORE’s presidential campaign pulled in $48 million in the 48 hours after he named Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris to host virtual Hollywood campaign event co-chaired by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling Democrats hammer Trump for entertaining false birther theory about Harris Hillicon Valley: 'Fortnite' owner sues Apple after game is removed from App Store | Federal agencies seize, dismantle cryptocurrency campaigns of major terrorist organizations MORE (D-Calif.) as his running mate.  The massive two-day fundraising total is the latest sign of the campaign’s growing fundraising strength ahead of...
    By Joseph Ax (Reuters) - The race for the White House is entering the home stretch, with Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden being formally nominated at their parties' national conventions this month. Here are the key upcoming dates in the 2020 presidential contest: Aug. 17-20: The Democratic National Convention. The event, which was originally scheduled to take place in mid-July in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been dramatically scaled back and will be almost entirely virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. Biden will deliver a prime-time address from his home state of Delaware on the final night of the event. Aug. 24-27: The Republican National Convention. The party's official convention business will be conducted in Charlotte, North Carolina,...
    Geraldine Ferraro was basking in her ground-breaking political promotion in 1984, venturing out on her first campaign trip since then-Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale announced her as his running mate. She was in Mississippi, meeting with farmers and discussing what the state produced – catfish, crayfish, grapes, blueberries. Ferraro said she grew blueberries, too. "Can you bake a blueberry muffin?" Jim Buck Ross, then the state's agriculture commissioner, asked the then-48-year-old Ferraro, whom he had called "young lady." Ferraro said she could, then countered, "Can you?" Ross offered an answer that would presage the sort of gender bias she would continue to experience in the campaign. "Down here in Mississippi, the men don't cook," Ross said, before going on to...
    Photo Illustration by Kristen Hazzard/The Daily Beast/Photo Getty Ruben J. Gonzales, vice president of the Victory Institute, and his colleagues have a favorite cautionary saying: “If you’re not at the table, you might be on the menu.” Whoever forms the next administration, the Victory Institute—sister organization of the LGBTQ Victory Fund, which supports LGBTQ candidates running for office—would like that administration to appoint for the first time an LGBTQ Supreme Court justice, the first Senate-confirmed LGBTQ Cabinet member, and the first ambassadors who are LGBTQ women, LGBTQ people of color, and transgender.  Revealing its Presidential Appointments Initiative exclusively to The Daily Beast, the institute said it would also like the administration to “ensure LGBTQ presidential appointees are equal to...
    HOBOKEN, New Jersey (WABC) -- Governor Phil Murphy is expected to announce Friday that the November election in New Jersey will be held most with mail-in ballots.He says just like the coronavirus, mail-in voting is sticking around.All 6.2 million registered New Jersey voters will receive a ballot in the mail and there will be limited in-person polling locations for people who need extra assistance, or people who simply prefer to vote in person.The July primary was also conducted largely by mail, and just 26% of registered voters participated.Governor Murphy is doubling down."We think largely it was a very good result particularly balancing the sacred right to vote at the center of democracy, along with public health and respecting people's health...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui, dubbed "Mr. Democracy" for ending autocratic rule in favour of free elections, was cremated in a private ceremony on Friday, after his remains were taken on a symbolic last trip around Taipei. Doctors wearing yellow memorial ribbons gathered at a hospital in northern Taipei as the body of Lee, a committed Christian who died last month at 97, was driven downtown, past the presidential office and on to the Chi-Nan Presbyterian Church. Senior government officials, including top security official Wellington Koo, stood outside the presidential office in tribute to Lee as the hearse passed by. "Thank you, former President Lee," President Tsai Ing-wen wrote on her Facebook page. "We will continue to...
    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...
    Don Lemon opened his CNN broadcast Thursday night with a blistering monologue taking President Donald Trump to task for using the same birther tactics he used against Barack Obama on vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris.  “Every single day, another lie, another conspiracy theory, another racist dog whistle,” a clearly exasperated Lemon said at the top of his show. “He’s using the podium in the White House briefing room, that you pay for, to lie to you. And he’s starting with birtherism. Can you believe it? Is it 2011 all over again? What is going on?” “Birtherism now against Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s vice presidential nominee who is a Black woman,” the host continued. “Does that ring a bell to you?” ...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium will serve as a vote center for the presidential election in November, making the Dodgers the first Major League Baseball team to make their venue available for voting. Any registered voter in Los Angeles County can visit the stadium over a five-day period. Parking will be free. Further details will be announced later. The team said Thursday that all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health guidelines will be followed regarding social distancing. The stadium site is a joint effort between the Dodgers and More Than A Vote, a nonprofit coalition of Black athletes and artists working together to educate, energize and protect young communities of color by fighting systemic voter suppression....
    During the 2020 Democrat presidential primary, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was bestowed with the most billionaire donations of the nearly 30 candidates who ran for the nomination. In the primary, Harris secured more donations from billionaires than any other Democrat running, according to a November 2019 analysis by Forbes. Before dropping out in early December 2019, Harris raked in donations from at least 46 billionaires. A number of Harris’s donations came from executives and employees of big tech corporations, as Breitbart News reported at the time. By August 2019, seven Facebook executives and employees had donated $1,000 or more to Harris’s campaign, nearly 20 Google executives and employees had donated more than $1,000, four Twitter executives and employees had donated...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium will serve as a vote center for the presidential election in November, making the Dodgers the first Major League Baseball team to make their venue available for voting. Any registered voter in Los Angeles County can visit the stadium over a five-day period. Parking will be free. Further details will be announced later. The team said Thursday that all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health guidelines will be followed regarding social distancing. The stadium site is a joint effort between the Dodgers and More Than A Vote, a nonprofit coalition of Black athletes and artists working together to educate, energize and protect young communities of color by fighting systemic voter suppression....
    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...
    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 host a virtual Hollywood campaign event, co-chaired by actresses Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling, The Hollywood Reporter reported Thursday.  The vice presidential candidate plans to host her first solo fundraising event for the Biden-Harris campaign in her home state with several big names. The virtual event does not have a set time or date as of yet, but it will be open to the public, according to The Hollywood Reporter.   The event will be co-chaired...
    (CNN)Sen. Kamala Harris' selection as the first Black woman to be named to a major party's presidential ticket has brought attention to her alma mater, Howard University, one of the country's most prominent historically Black universities.Howard University has a history of producing trailblazing political and civic leaders. Founded in 1867 on one of the highest hills in Washington, DC, the university has a deep connection to national politics and has served as a focal point for Black culture in the nation's capital for generations.RELATED: Why Kamala Harris as VP would be a revelation for Black AmericaHarris has a deep connection to the university, especially Alpha Kappa Alpha -- the nation's oldest Black sorority, to which she pledged in 1986.Howard has...
    Mark Wilson/Getty Images Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said a GOP-led investigation of intelligence agencies under Barack Obama would “certainly help Donald Trump win reelection.” “The more that we expose of the corruption of the transition process between Obama and Trump, the more we expose of the corruption within those agencies,” Johnson told a reporter during a little-noticed Tuesday interview with a Wisconsin radio station. “I would think it would certainly help Donald Trump win reelection and certainly be pretty good, I would say, evidence about not voting for Vice President [Joe] Biden.” Johnson and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) began closed-door interviews for the investigation in late July and hinted that he may...
    LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia's caretaker government on Thursday enacted a law that mandates a delayed presidential election will be held on Oct. 18 as scheduled, despite opposition calls for it to be moved earlier. The law would impose criminal penalties on any effort to change the date. Tensions are brewing as the South American nation heads for a re-run of an October 2019 disputed vote that sparked protests and prompted former leader Evo Morales to resign. Bolivia's electoral tribunal in July pushed the election to Oct. 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but supporters of Morales are demanding the vote be held on Sept. 6. The dispute has prompted protests and roadblocks. The new law was swiftly rejected by...
    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."...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium will serve as a vote center for the presidential election in November, making the Dodgers the first Major League Baseball team to make their venue available for voting. Any registered voter in Los Angeles County can visit the stadium over a five-day period. Parking will be free. Further details will be announced later. The team said Thursday that all CDC and public health guidelines will be followed regarding social distancing. The stadium site is a joint effort between the Dodgers and More Than A Vote, a non-profit coalition of Black athletes and artists working together to educate, energize and protect young communities of color by fighting systemic voter suppression. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron...
    The Los Angeles Dodgers are the first Major League Baseball team to offer up its stadium as a voting center for the upcoming presidential election Nov. 3rd. The team said Thursday that its transformed stadium will be accesible with free parking to all registered voters over a five-day period and will follow CDC guidelines, as first reported by ESPN. “Dodger Stadium is part of the fabric of Los Angeles, and we’re proud to continue to partner with the County to make the property available for the benefit of the community at large,” Dodger President & CEO Stan Kasten said in a press release Thursday. “Voting is all of our civic duty, and we’re excited to work with More than a Vote to...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Dodgers, L.A. County Registrar-Recorder, and California Secretary of State announced Thursday that Dodger Stadium will serve as a vote center for the upcoming presidential general election. The team has also partnered with LeBron James, David Price and More Than A Vote “to encourage voter turnout.” “The Dodgers Stadium voting site is a joint effort between the Dodgers and More Than A Vote, a non-profit coalition of Black athletes and artists — including the L.A. Lakers’ LeBron James and Dodger pitcher David Price — working together to educate, energize and protect young communities of color by fighting the lies and systemic, racist voter oppression that stands in the way of Black voices being heard,”...
    President Trump continues to be his own worst enemy: On Thursday, he stooped to calling presumptive vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris a “mad woman.” That doesn’t promote his agenda. It doesn’t help him with women. It doesn’t shore up his image as worthy of the nation’s highest office. see also Trump says Kamala Harris is a bad version of Hillary Clinton WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday compared Sen. Kamala Harris... It’s just, as Trump would say, mean and nasty. Sure, Harris isn’t the first target of Trump’s ad hominem attacks or over-the-top language. But making everything personal is unbecoming. It turns off voters who like his policies but dislike his rhetoric. Surely there are enough substantive issues on...
    LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up before a NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 8, 2020. Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images LeBron James' More Than a Vote group is helping to turn Dodgers Stadium into a polling place for the general election in November. The effort was announced on Thursday, with James citing it as an example of the special relationship between the Lakers and Dodgers. Dodger Stadium has already becoming a center for public good over the past few months, serving as the largest COVID-19 testing site in Los Angeles County. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. LeBron James' voting-rights group More Than...
    National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow confirmed Thursday that the economy is improving ahead of the November election, but veteran pollster Frank Luntz told “Your World with Neil Cavuto” that the recovery might be "too little, too late" for President Trump to remain in office after January 2021. "Let's be candid. The economy back in March, before COVID, was the strongest economy this country has ever seen in modern times," Luntz told host Neil Cavuto. "And that economy was strong enough to propel Donald Trump to reelection ... Everything that you would want in the economy to get somebody reelected was perfect.” During the pandemic, unemployment rates -- which Luntz described as the biggest economic concern for Americans -- have skyrocketed. VideoKUDLOW PREDICTS 'SELF-SUSTAINING' RECOVERY...
    In a move that reeked of the birtherism, racism, and xenophobia that helped elevate him to office, President Donald Trump on Thursday said he’s “heard” that Sen. Kamala Harris may not “meet the requirements” to appear on the Democratic presidential ticket and vowed to “take a look” at the claim when someone asked the president if Harris is somehow not a natural born citizen.  Rather than immediately shutting down the birther conspiracy theory that erupted in the wake of Joe Biden’s pick of Harris as his VP, Trump appeared to lean into the baseless rumor when asked about it by a reporter at Thursday’s press briefing.  “I have no idea if that's right, I would have assumed the Democrats would...
    US Justice Department accuses Yale of discrimination in admissions Terry Franconas Son Nick Blasts Zach Plesac on Twitter Kamala Harris Sets First VP Campaign Event With Support From Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling (Exclusive) © Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images Following Tuesday's announcement of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's running mate, the California senator has wasted no time hitting the campaign trail — with her first stop in Hollywood.  The vice presidential nominee will hold her first solo event of the campaign in a launch fundraiser co-chaired by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Shonda Rhimes, Tory Burch and soccer player Amy Griffin, along with California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis, Ambassador Colleen Bell, director of the California Film Commission; Nicole Avant, former U.S. Ambassador to...
    On Thursday, White House adviser Jared Kushner confirmed that he met with rapper Kanye West last week, Politico reported. During a press conference, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law described West as a “friend,” explaining that the two men held a meeting in the state of Colorado. “So, Kanye’s been a friend of mine for — I’ve known him for about 10 years. And, you know, we talk every now and then about different things. And we both happened to be in Colorado, and so we got together.” “We had a great discussion about a lot of things,” Kushner continued, arguing that the rapper has launched a White House bid because he “has some great ideas for what he’d like to see...
    With Kamala Harris named Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick, President Trump’s team is willing to throw just about any attack at the wall to see what will stick. That includes resurfacing Tara Reade’s allegations that Biden sexually harassed and assaulted her in 1993 when she worked in his office as a staff assistant. It echoes a campaign tactic Trump used in 2016 against Hillary Clinton. But this time, the campaign is not finding the accuser to be a willing participant in political attacks. The Trump campaign hopes to seize on the appearance of hypocrisy from Harris, a California senator tapped for Biden's ticket on Tuesday. The Trump campaign is noting the difference in comments Harris made over a...
    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...
    (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...
    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...
    Rev. Franklin Graham tweeted Wednesday it “should be a great concern to all Christians” that pro-life leaders are labeling Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris as “the most pro-abortion … in the history of our nation.” Graham tweeted a Breitbart News article containing the statements of many national pro-life leaders expressing that concern. “As a follower of Jesus Christ, I am pro-life and believe every life is precious to God,” he said. [email protected] & @KamalaHarris are labeled as the most pro-abortion presidential ticket in the history of our nation. This should be a great concern to all Christians. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I am pro-life & believe every life is precious to God. https://t.co/SkKccmuZlH — Franklin...
    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...
    By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland | Reuters WASHINGTON – White House adviser Jared Kushner on Thursday confirmed that he had met recently with entertainer Kanye West, who is seeking to get his name on ballots for the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election. West is a supporter of Republican President Donald Trump, and some view his bid to run for president himself as intended to have a spoiling effect that would help Trump and hurt Democrat Joe Biden. Asked whether he had discussed the campaign with West, Kushner told reporters at the White House: “We had a general discussion, more about policy.” Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and an influential political adviser to the president, said he and West had known...
    Jared Kushner confirmed Thursday that he has spoken with rapper Kanye West several times, along with other members of the billionaire long-shot presidential campaign. 'Kanye's been a friend of mine for — I've known him for about 10 years,' the president's senior adviser said during a White House press briefing. 'There's a lot of issues that the president has championed that he admires,' Kushner, who is also Trump's son-in-law, said of the rapper and aspiring president. West announced in July that he is planning on taking on Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in November – and recent reports reveal that many GOP operatives have been making efforts to get him on the ballot in certain states. This has...
    Washington (CNN)White House senior adviser Jared Kushner confirmed on Thursday that he had a "friendly discussion" about policy with Kanye West in Colorado, saying the conversation wasn't necessarily focused on the rapper's presidential campaign. West's meeting with Kushner was first reported by The New York Times earlier this week. According to the Times, West was camping in Colorado and flew to Telluride to meet with Kushner and his wife, first daughter and White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump. When asked if he discussed West's presidential campaign during the meeting, Kushner said: "We had a general discussion more about policy." He didn't indicate that there were any other discussions besides the Colorado meeting.Forbes reported that West had recently been telling associates...
    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...
    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...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) sparked enthusiasm for the ticket in Silicon Valley as Harris has kept a close relationship with big tech and done little to obstruct the industry during her tenure in office. Recode wrote on Tuesday that Biden has struggled, until recently, to “excite the wealthiest and most powerful tech moguls,” whereas Harris will bring “superfans” from the Silicon Valley billionaire class to help out the Democrat presidential ticket. Biden’s selection of Harris, as opposed to anti-tech big tech Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-CA), signals that a Biden-Harris administration would likely take a lax attitude toward big tech regulation, and likely stray away from regulating it or pursuing antitrust solutions for allegedly...
    Sen. Kamala Harris is poised to spice up what's set to be a bitter, contentious general election against President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. "The case against Donald Trump and Mike Pence is open and shut," the California Democrat said during her maiden event alongside her running mate, presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Biden unveiling Harris this week as his vice presidential pick was widely cheered by Democrats for the role she'll play balancing his age, gender, and race on the party's ticket. The hope is that she'll mobilize influential Democratic constituencies ahead of the Nov. 3 contest. But Harris, 55, was an Alameda County line prosecutor, a San Francisco district attorney from 2004 to 2011,...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden hailed the deal between on Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced on Wednesday as an historic step toward a more stable Middle East, warning he would not support Israel's annexation of Jewish settlements if he wins the White House in November. "The UAE’s offer to publicly recognize the State of Israel is a welcome, brave, and badly-needed act of statesmanship," the former Vice President said in a statement. "Annexation would be a body blow to the cause of peace, which is why I oppose it now and would oppose it as president." (Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Timothy Ahmann, Editing by Franklin Paul) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Kamala Harris, named Tuesday to be Joe Biden’s running mate, still has more than $1 million in unpaid bills left over from her failed 2020 presidential bid, according to a report. The California senator raised about $39 million for her White House bid in 2019 and spent about $40 million, leaving her campaign with just $116,380 in the bank at the end of June, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing Federal Election Commission filings. Harris ended her campaign last December amid falling poll numbers and a lack of fundraising. International law firm Perkins Coie LLP was still owed $523,883 at the end of June, while TorchStone Global LLC, a corporate and private security company, was owed $160,702, the report said....
    On August 11, Joe Biden, who is running in 2020 Presidential election in the US, announced Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate. Kamala is a senator from California. She was born in Oakland, California and her father is Jamaican and her mother is a Tamil Indian doctor. She will be the first black and Indian American to acquire such a major position in the US government. And, once upon a time, Mallika Sherawat played her on-screen. Well, a character inspired by Kamla so to say. In the movie, Love, Barack, also known as Politics of Love. The tagline: “Politics has never been this sexy”. Well, no wonder the role was bagged by Indian bombshell Mallika Sherawat. US Presidential Elections 2020: Joe Biden Says...
    Many reporters in the establishment media have returned to their Obama-era style of reporting after presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced California Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential pick.
    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...
    With many of the usual staples of presidential campaign politics – like rallies, town halls, fundraisers and arenas packed with convention delegates – scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic, this fall's presidential debates likely will take on outsized importance. The debates – long a public service to provide voters a look at how the candidates match up on the issues and against each other – have also become prime-time media spectacles. TRUMP PUSHES FOR EXTRA DEBATE WITH BIDEN But the debates are rarely without controversy – and this time around is no exception, as President Trump has unsuccessfully sought a fourth debate with Democratic challenger Joe Biden for early September, before many states start sending out absentee ballots to voters.Presidential Debates First presidential debate: Sept. 29 in Cleveland ...
    Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s Twitter account posted criticism Wednesday of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, even though Cain died from coronavirus July 30. “Just in case you thought Biden’s candidacy was going to be anything other than completely nuts, team Trump has released a new video. #JoeBiden #KamalaHarris,” the tweet read. (RELATED: Critics Rush To Capitalize On Herman Cain’s Death, Mask-Shaming And Blaming Trump) Just in case you thought Biden’s candidacy was going to be anything other than completely nuts, team Trump has released a new video. #JoeBiden #KamalaHarris https://t.co/GjAC8VDaVF — The Cain Gang (@THEHermanCain) August 12, 2020 The account tweeted again Thursday morning, saying, “Harris has a...
    Kamala Harris is used to people butchering her name. The presumptive Democratic vice presidential candidate released a video in 2016 with kids showing the proper pronunciation of her first name. It’s not “camel-uh,” or “kuh-mahl-uh” or “karmel-uh,” according to the clip, which aired during Harris’ run for Senate. Simply put — it’s “comma-la,” the California senator wrote in the preface of her 2019 memoir “The Truths We Hold.” “It means ‘lotus flower,’ which is a symbol of significance in Indian culture,” she wrote. “A lotus grows underwater, its flower rising above the surface while its roots are planted firmly in the river bottom.” Harris’ father, Donald Harris, is Jamaican and her late mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, was Indian. Filed under...
    Reese Witherspoon reacted to Joe Biden's naming of Kamala Harris as his running mate in the 2020 presidential election with a story about her own political endeavors. Long before Witherspoon, 44, became a big name in Hollywood, the "Little Fires Everywhere" actress had big dreams of assuming the Oval Office, she shared in a new Instagram post. "I woke up this morning thinking about a moment from my childhood. In the 3rd grade our teacher asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up, I raised my hand and said, 'I want to be the first female President of the United States of America," she captioned an adorable throwback pic on Instagram. JESSICA CHASTAIN REVEALS KAMALA HARRIS DOLL HER DAUGHTER, 2,...
    (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...
    Karine Jean-Pierre, the new chief of staff for Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s running mate, praised Democrats in 2019 for boycotting the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference, an annual pro-Israel gathering. As a report in the Jewish News Syndicate notes, Jean-Pierre wrote an op-ed in Newsweek arguing that supporting the pro-Israel group was the “antithesis” of being “progressive”: “You cannot call yourself a progressive while continuing to associate yourself with an organization like AIPAC that has often been the antithesis of what it means to be progressive.” Among the reasons Jean-Pierre cited: AIPAC opposed the Iran nuclear deal and invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak (as it does with every Israeli prime minister). In 2019, MoveOn.org...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Yoweri Museveni, president of Uganda since 1986.PersonalBirth date: August 15,1944Birth place: Ntungamo, Uganda Birth name: Yoweri Kaguta MuseveniRead MoreFather: Amos Kaguta, a cattle keeperMother: Esteri KokundekaMarriage: Janet (Kataaha) Museveni (August 1973-present)Children: one son, three daughtersEducation: Dar Es Salaam University (Tanzania), B.A., Economics, 1970Religion: ChristianTimeline1970 - Returns to Uganda after college and works for Prime Minister Milton Obote.January 25, 1971 - Goes into exile in Tanzania when Obote is overthrown by Idi Amin. While in Tanzania, forms the Front for National Salvation (FRONASA) with the purpose of overthrowing Amin.April 1979 - FRONASA overthrows Amin and Museveni takes a position on the Military Commission, the newly formed government of Uganda. 1979-1980 - Minister of...
    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.), who became presumptive Democratic presidential 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 of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation'...
    Rapper Kanye West, who has attempted to mount a last-minute 2020 presidential campaign, met with White House advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump as controversy swirls around the artist's apparent bid for the White House. The New York Times first reported, and Fox News confirmed, that the meeting happened last weekend in Telluride, Colo. West has met with Kushner and the president before to discuss racial justice issues, and has been a high-profile celebrity supporter of Trump. But in July he announced his presidential bid, and has since submitted paperwork for his name to appear on the presidential ballot in multiple states. West's campaign has been criticized as a possible effort to siphon votes from presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe...
    Kanye West still has his eyes on the White House, and supporters may soon be able to sport campaign-approved clothing. Earlier this week, the rapper tweeted three photos of branded apparel endorsing his presidential bid, sharing shots of a white T-shirt and a blue and black baseball cap with the same block-lettered logo, reading "Kanye 2020 vision.” The rapper tweeted out three photos of branded apparel endorsing his presidential bid on Aug. 11. (Kanye West/Twitter) One item of the campaign-approved clothing is a blue and black baseball cap, pictured. (Kanye West/Twitter) KIM KARDASHIAN POSTS WEDDING DRESS FITTING PHOTOS ON INSTAGRAM Page Six pointed out that the duds looked a whole lot like the signature logo of skate brand Vision Street Wear,...
    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...
    (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...
    Washington (CNN)Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, liked a tweet on Wednesday that used a sexist slur to refer to California Sen. Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden's decision to pick her as his running mate.The now-deleted tweet Eric Trump liked was from an account belonging to a user named Lori Hendry, and it read: "Raise your hand if you think Harris was a whorendous pick. May have misspelled." CNN has reached out to the President's campaign and the Trump Organization, where Eric Trump serves as executive vice president, for comment. It's yet another example of the racist and sexist attacks Harris is facing from Republicans that are endorsed from top officials in President Donald Trump's...
    Within a day of Democratic presidential presumptive nominee Joe Biden announcing U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as his pick for vice president, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan have officially endorsed the pair’s presidential ticket. In a Wednesday news release the state’s two highest-ranking Democrats officially threw their support behind the former vice president and California senator. With Minnesota’s primaries now complete, the move marks a transition to state Democrats’ focusing in on November’s General Election less than three months away. In his endorsement, Walz referenced his 12 years representing Minnesota in the U.S. House, eight of which were during the Obama-Biden administration. In those years, he said he was able to “witness (…) first-hand” Biden’s commitment to...
    Reuters August 13, 2020 0 Comments Social media platforms stepped up fight against misinformation on the U.S. elections, with Facebook starting a hub to help users with poll-related resources and Twitter expanding rules against misinformation on mail-in ballots and early voting. The move comes as online social networks have been drawing flak for what has been called a lax approach to fake news reports and misinformation campaigns, which many believe affected the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Twitter’s move will involve coming up with new policies “that emphasize accurate information about all available options to vote, including by mail and early voting.” “We’re focused on empowering every eligible person to register and vote through partnerships, tools and new...
    (CNN)America's choice in November has never been more clear.In two compelling hours Wednesday, a suddenly energized Democratic ticket of Kamala Harris and Joe Biden and a low-energy President Donald Trump personified sharply divergent paths available to a demoralized nation.The fall election battle began for real a tick before 5 p.m. ET as new vice presidential pick Harris strode into a Delaware school gym alongside the presumptive nominee, as they debuted a combo their party is increasingly convinced can oust Trump after a single, tumultuous White House term.The oppressive silence that greeted the masked pair -- so different from the palm-slapping and hugs on which Biden thrived when unveiled as Barack Obama's running mate 12 years ago -- underscored the disorienting...
    Minsk, Belarus (CNN)Authorities in Belarus say 6,000 people have been arrested and one person has been killed in the violent aftermath that followed longtime President Alexander Lukashenko's reelection, a contest that independent observers have criticized as neither free nor fair. Thousands of Belarusians have been taking to the streets since Sunday, when exit polls showed Lukashenko, who has ruled Belarus for 26 years, received 80% of the vote.Opposition groups claim the election was marred by widespread ballot stuffing and fraud in order to keep Lukashenko in power, while the independent monitoring group "Honest People" said that according to its data, opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskay had won in at least 80 polling stations across Belarus. Many are now demanding a recount....
    Political strategists are gauging what will happen in the presidential race, now that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has tapped Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate. But Latesha Byrd is thinking about what it means for her own work helping women of color advance their careers — and she’s excited. The Charlotte, N.C.-based career and talent development consultant often hears from clients who are hesitant to apply for more senior, executive roles “because they don’t want people to say, ‘Who does she thinks she is?’” The doubts are both internal and external, coming from peers and bosses, Byrd notes. Don’t miss:Kamala Harris on student-loan forgiveness, Medicare, universal basic income, credit scores — and a tax on trading...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be given just 60 seconds to deliver a pre-recorded message at the Democratic National Convention next week. The party’s progressive firebrand has been afforded the limited role while Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, will get to deliver live, virtual speeches at the coronavirus-revamped event, Business Insider reported Wednesday. The four-day online convention, titled “Uniting America,” will feature different themes and speakers each day during two-hour broadcasts beginning at 9 p.m. ET. AOC supporters were up in arms over her representation at the convention. But the Bronx and Queens representative didn’t criticize the Democratic Party outright when she acknowledged the news by tweeting the poem “Life...
    Vice President Mike Pence said he's eager to debate Sen. Kamala Harris, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's running mate. In a Wednesday interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Pence reacted to Biden's selection of Harris as his vice presidential candidate, saying it verifies the Trump campaign's warning that Democrats are veering to the far-left. "Joe Biden’s decision to add Kamala Harris to the ticket confirms everything President Trump and I have been saying, and that is that Joe Biden and the Democratic Party have been overtaken by the radical Left," Pence said. "Kamala Harris, like Joe Biden, supports higher taxes, socialized medicine, open borders, abortion on demand, and where Joe Biden said he'd be willing to...
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday predicted that Sen. Kamala Harris would be a failure as former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate. “I read today that she is very short on facts,” Trump said. “I think she’s going to be a big failure.” The president spoke about Harris at a press conference at the White House after the California senator joined Biden for their first rally together on Wednesday afternoon. Trump said he was surprised by Biden’s decision to choose Harris, citing their uncomfortable moments on the debate stage during the Democrat presidential primary. “[T]here was nobody more insulting to Biden than she was,” he said. Trump recalled that Harris said she believed women who accused Biden of inappropriate behavior....
    Kanye West’s bizarre behavior has made it easy to write off his White House bid as a political sideshow. But Fox News’ Harris Faulkner said Democrats and Republicans would be foolish to ignore his camp aign. “Democrats cannot ignore him because he could split the vote,” she told us, especially since race is so front and center right now. “No one can ignore a black candidate, even though they may think whatever they think about Kanye,” she said. “They kind of have to keep an eye on him because he’s going to pop up on the ballot in certain places and they better hope it’s not in a swing state.” And with West being a former political pal to...
    During the 2020 Democratic presidential debates, then-candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) didn't just disagree with rival Joe Biden, she shouted him down whenever she had the opportunity. Harris has a longstanding record of aggressive opportunism and double-dealing. So, why would Biden have chosen her to be his vice presidential running mate? On the latest episode of "LevinTV," BlazeTV host Mark Levin argued that Biden's vice-presidential pick will almost certainly spell disaster for the Democrats in November. "How in the world could he choose her?" Levin asked. "She's not likable. That's why she didn't do well [in the Democratic primary]." Levin discussed Harris' failure to garner support during the primary season, her double-standards...
    Rapper and presidential hopeful Kanye West is reportedly trying to develop an ally in President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner ahead of November. The meeting, which took place in Colorado, was held earlier in August and included Kushner's wife, Ivanka Trump, as well as a top White House adviser, according to the New York Times. West was camping in Colorado with his family and reportedly met Kushner and Ivanka Trump on his own after his trip. After the New York Times reached out to West, the entertainer tweeted he was willing to do a live interview with the paper about his meeting with Kushner, where they discussed a book called Powernomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America by Claude Anderson....
    Kanye West’s weird conduct has made it simple to write down off his White Home bid as a political sideshow. However Fox Information’ Harris Faulkner stated Democrats and Republicans can be silly to disregard his marketing campaign. “Democrats can’t ignore him as a result of he might break up the vote,” she advised us, particularly since race is so entrance and middle proper now. “Nobody can ignore a black candidate, though they might assume no matter they give thought to Kanye,” she stated. “They type of need to keep watch over him as a result of he’s going to pop up on the poll in sure locations and so they higher hope it’s not in a swing state.” And...
    Kanye West’s bizarre behavior has made it easy to write off his White House bid as a political sideshow. But Fox News’ Harris Faulkner said Democrats and Republicans would be foolish to ignore his campaign. “Democrats cannot ignore him because he could split the vote,” she told us, especially since race is so front and center right now. “No one can ignore a black candidate, even though they may think whatever they think about Kanye,” she said. “They kind of have to keep an eye on him because he’s going to pop up on the ballot in certain places and they better hope it’s not in a swing state.” And with West being a former political pal to President Trump...
    President Trump told reporters he caught "a moment" of his Democratic rivals' first joint appearance, Wednesday. "Look, he made a choice. He picked her," Mr. Trump said of newly anointed vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris. "I watched her. I watched her poll numbers go boom, boom, boom. Down to almost nothing," he added, taking aim at the California lawmaker's presidential primary bid. The president defended his administration's handling of the pandemic -- a response Senator Harris faulted for "plung[ing] us into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression," during her address Wednesday. "You know, she's very bad on facts. She's very weak on facts," Mr. Trump countered, adding that he looks forward to Senator Harris' debate with Vice...
    Kamala Harris' selection as Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's running mate could mean substantive change that Americans need right now, writes Dr Nadia E Brown. It is necessary to take a look the political moment in which California Senator Kamala Harris becomes Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's running mate. The political times have changed. Average Americans are having conversations about systemic racism and gender-based violence. The Black Lives Matter movement, most notably the sustained protests around George Floyd's killing and calls for justice for Breonna Taylor, have left many Americans rethinking previous concepts around policing, justice and racial equity. The MeToo Movement - started by Tarana Burke, a black American activist, over a decade ago to call...
    Kamala Harris showed America her whole self Wednesday when she made her first official address as Joe Biden's vice presidential pick: Civil rights warrior. Barrier-breaking nominee. Eager policy partner to Biden. "Momala" to two children. And – perhaps most central to her professional record – prosecutor of what she deemed a disastrous record of President Donald Trump and his second-in-command, Mike Pence.[ READ: Kamala Harris Makes History  ]"Let me tell you, as somebody who has presented my fair share of arguments in court, the case against Donald Trump and Mike Pence is open and shut," Harris, a U.S. senator from California, said at at Wilmington, Delaware, high school gymnasium, site of her first joint appearance with Biden since she agreed to...