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    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Officials say Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko took 80% of the vote in election that sparked mass protests. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci ended up criticizing his former boss for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the country's economy during an interview on Fox News on Sunday night. Speaking with Fox News' Steve Hilton, 'The Mooch' went on to blast President Donald Trump over every aspect of his performance over the last three-and-a-half years. 'Number one, the economy is upside down. You had 13% unemployment for the African American community. Number two, he's politicized the science around the pandemic....and the last thing in the most important thing for me, about the Republican Party, we are shrinking, and so in order to expand the tent, we have to reframe and reengineer the Republican Party,' said Scaramucci, who recently...
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will likely role-play as Joe Biden to help President Trump prepare for the much-anticipated debates ahead because he was ''harder to face than Hillary' in 2016. Two weeks ago, Trump reportedly gathered with a group of his closest advisers at his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey to discuss their debate strategy against the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. According to the report from Axios, tucked away inside a conference room with Trump was his son-in-law Jared Kushner, senior advisor Jason Miller, new campaign manager Bill Steipen and Christie.       Christie reportedly role-played as Hillary Clinton to help Trump prep for his 2016 debate season, and he will likely step into a similar role this time around. ...
            by Roger Kimball  Those things with which we are most familiar are often hardest to see. This is perhaps particularly true of such fraught subjects as politics. There we are every day staring at the same people, reading news stories that are virtually indistinguishable from one another, and what do we know? Our situation is similar to Alice’s in Through the Looking Glass when she finds herself in a shop that seemed full of curious things. “[T]he oddest part of it all was, that whenever she looked hard at any shelf, to make out exactly what it had on it, that particular shelf was always quite empty: though the others round it were crowded as full as...
    The United States Department of Justice / Public domain Maggie Haberman tweeted something the other day that I found remarkable. Promoting a story on President Trump’s about voting by mail, the New York Times White House correspondent wrote that Trump was “accelerating his attacks on the integrity of the elections” because he was “unable to stop [Joe] Biden’s rise or modulate his own behavior.” Even facing humiliation in November, the president can’t control himself or stop tilting at conspiratorial windmills. He’s a cokehead on a bender, in other words, or a toddler who needs a nap, only he has the federal government at his disposal and no compunction about using it to his own ends. So we can agree,...
    CBS News’ Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan repeatedly pushed National Security Adviser on Sunday to say whether President Trump has told Russian President Vladimir Putin “to knock it off” when it comes to U.S. election interference. O’Brien said he doesn’t get involved with his boss’s conservations with other world leaders, but said the Trump administration remains committed to keeping Moscow out of the picture. Trump, O’Brien said, has been tougher than his predecessors. So much so, he argues, that there’s little else Washington can do since they’ve already “sanctioned the heck out of” individuals, companies, and the government in Russia, kicked Russian spies out of the U.S., and closed down consulates and other diplomatic facilities. “Nevertheless we continue to...
    World leaders on Sunday pledged more than 250 million euros to rebuild Beirut after last week's horrific port blast in the Lebanese capital.  Fifteen government leaders, including Donald Trump took part in a conference call hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron and the UN.  The donor nations also urged Lebanon to 'fully commit themselves to timely measures and reforms' in order to unlock longer-term support for the country's economic and financial recovery. And they said assistance for 'an impartial, credible and independent inquiry' into Tuesday's explosion 'is immediately needed and available, upon request of Lebanon.'  Macron was the first world leader to visit the former French colony after Tuesday's devastating explosion of a huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate which killed...
    SAN ANTONIO – TikTok’s Vice President of Global Business Solutions Blake Chandlee announced Sunday that the digital company is looking to be part of the Austin community for years to come, even as privacy concerns and a ban of the application by President Donald Trump loom. In a statement to KSAT, Chandlee said the company not only plans to be members of the Austin community, but also plans to add 10,000 jobs over the course of a year, including hundreds to Texas’ capital city. There are currently 46 TikTok job openings listed that are based in Austin. ”We’re proud to build our presence in Austin and be a part of the thriving business and tech community locally,” Chandlee said in...
    (CNN)Foreign actors still view US politics as a playpen. That's the key takeaway from the updated assessment of the election threat landscape by the US intelligence community's top election security official. It included detailed information on the "the intentions and activities" of China, Russia and Iran with respect to the 2020 election, now less than three months away. Samantha Vinograd Four years into Donald Trump's administration, foreign adversaries are still trying to attack our elections; they have not been dissuaded or deterred from attempting to advance their agendas at the expense of our democracy. This is unsurprising, given that the President seems to welcome foreign election interference that benefits him. Trump not only failed to condemn Russian President Vladimir...
    Washington (CNN)Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Democrats will need to be the ones to make the next move if stimulus talks between the Trump administration and congressional Democrats are to restart. He said Democratic leaders need to accept a lower amount of assistance for state and local governments."Anytime they have another offer to make, they can either call me or I'll go up and see them," Mnuchin said. "But they have to compromise.""I think we've been very clear that they need to come back with a compromise on the state and local from their trillion dollars, and the unemployment benefits, and if so we'll respond. I think the majority of the other issues, we've reached a compromise on," Mnuchin said...
    President Trump's economic adviser Larry Kudlow said the president did not intend to say he will make permanent cuts to the payroll tax. During a Sunday appearance on CNN, host Dana Bash asked if the president was walking back his promise to protect Social Security by stating that he planned to make "permanent cuts" to the tax if reelected. Kudlow said the remarks were referencing forgiveness of deferred payroll tax payments. "When he referred to permanent, I think what he was saying is that the deferral of the payroll tax to the end of the year will be made permanent. It will be forgiven. The tax is not going away. We're still going to have the Social Security...
    Getty Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York. President Donald Trump faced quick criticism following actions he took aimed at the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. The executive order and three memorandums included a payroll tax holiday, a partial extension of federal unemployment, deferring student loans, and renters and homeowners assistance. The payroll tax holiday was among the most harshly criticized actions, with politicians saying Trump aims only to kill Medicare and Social Security. The orders were announced Saturday, August 9, 2020. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-New York, discussed the relief package with ABC News’ George Stephanopulos. He declined to say whether he thought the actions were illegal, but said the President “didn’t do the job.” You can...
    A Saturday report from The New York Times claimed that Donald Trump’s aides privately admit that his recent executive orders aimed at providing relief amid the coronavirus pandemic are unlikely to boost the economy significantly. “Even conservative groups have warned that suspending payroll tax collections is unlikely to translate into more money for workers,” the report read. According to the piece — which claims that lawyers will immediately benefit from the orders — the president’s executive actions will likely be challenged in court. Notably, Trump’s own aides allegedly privately admitted that the actions will not provide aide to low- and middle-income workers, small businesses, or local and state governments. Although the executive actions could provide some relief for student loan...
    White House trade adviser Peter Navarro continued his reputation for saying outrageous things on Sunday, claiming “the Lord” created executive orders to cut through partisanship and calling Donald Trump the “hardest-working president in history” when confronted on Trump’s latest golf weekend. Amid stalled coronavirus relief negotiations between Democrats, Republicans, and the White House, the president issued a series of executive actions and memos from his New Jersey golf club this weekend. The potentially illegal orders Trump signed reduces the unemployment benefit bonus to $400 a week, requires states to fund 25 percent, provinces a payroll tax holiday, and calls for a continued eviction moratorium. Appearing on NBC News’ Meet the Press to defend the president’s orders, Navarro was asked by...
    (CNN)You don't bring a knife to a gun fight.New York Attorney General Letitia James seems to have taken that gun-lovers' maxim to heart, as she launches a stunningly bold suit to dissolve America's top gun lobby group: the National Rifle Association (NRA).The NRA is one of the most feared forces in American politics. It has spent billions to weaken gun control initiatives after mass shootings, install sympathetic members in Congress and transform the constitutional right to bear arms into a cultural cause that dominates conservative politics. In 2016, the NRA spent more than $400 million on Donald Trump and other candidates. After the Sandy Hook massacre, which killed 26 people, including 20 elementary school kids, the NRA's Executive Vice President,...
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told NPR on Thursday that while he was unsure if it was “good for democracy,” if elected he would not stand in the way of a hypothetical Justice Department prosecution of President Donald Trump for crimes committed in office. “Look, the Justice Department is not the president’s private law firm,” the former vice president said. “The attorney general is not the president’s private lawyer. I will not interfere with the Justice Department’s judgment of whether or not they think they should pursue the prosecution of anyone that they think has violated the law.” Joe Biden said he believes prosecuting a former president would be a “very unusual thing and probably not very … good for democracy,” but...
    President Donald Trump announced executive actions Saturday after covid relief negotiations fell through, which Chuck Todd pressed White House adviser Peter Navarro on during Meet the Press Sunday. Navarro defended the president’s executive action to “help deal with the pain” Americans are suffering, in the absence of a deal from Congress. At one point he said the negotiations “should be easy” and said the White House is questioning “whether the Democrats are really sincere when they come to the table.” “It doesn’t help when Speaker Pelosi goes out after every day, with her scarves flying and just beats the heck out of us for being cruel people,” Navarro said. Todd jumped in to ask about Trump’s role: “Where is...
    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 2:55 p.m. A team of German engineers sent to Lebanon to help search for people trapped in the rubble after last week’s explosion in Beirut is returning home, having failed to find any survivors. Joerg Eger, who heads the THW agency’s rapid rescue team in Lebanon, said Sunday that a number of specialist engineers would remain in Beirut until Thursday to assist in determining the safety of buildings affected by the blast. TWF is a federal agency, but most of the people who go on missions are volunteers. ___ 2:35 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron said that an international donors’ conference is aiming to show global support...
    Palma, Aug 9 (EFE) .- The kings will begin the official agenda of their twelve-day stay in Palma this Monday with a series of activities that include a visit with their daughters in the Mallorcan municipality of Petra of the fray’s birthplace Junípero Serra. An act full of symbolism in the face of the attacks that both in Spain and the United States have suffered several statues of the Franciscan saint who founded missions in California in the 18th century by groups that accuse him of racism. It will be the first time that Don Felipe, Doña Letizia, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía will be seen publicly after their arrival last Friday at the Marivent Palace, and it will also...
    Donald Trump signed an executive order Saturday afternoon aimed at extending federal coronavirus relief efforts. The signing came after negotiations to reach a new deal in Congress came to a virtual standstill between the two parties amid growing economic uncertainty. Kamala Harris took to her Twitter page shortly after the news broke, slamming the president for an action she called totally insufficient before saying that both he and Republicans are “giving up and moving on” from struggling Americans. You can view Harris’ tweet here. Democrats have long contended that they will not support a bill which does not extend the full $600 per week unemployment benefits to Americans. Under Trump’s new orders, the checks have been reduced down to $400,...
    Don't be fooled if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden sounds a lot like President Trump regarding the economy and taxes, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said Saturday on "Watters' World." "But don't be fooled because his policies don't match up. He's part of the Bernie-[Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] manifesto. He has committed to $4 trillion in new taxes," Conway told guest host Brian Kilmeade. "He's going to totally uproot our whole deregulation agenda, which has saved billions of dollars, but also means that for every new one regulation in, Brian, we have about twelve old ones out." BIDEN QUIPS TO FOX NEWS HE DECIDED ON VP, CAMPAIGN SAYS IT'S A JOKE Conway praised Trump's recent rebuilding of the economy, slamming Biden's...
    Caracas, Aug 7 (EFE) .- The Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) of Venezuela appointed Leonardo Morales Poleo as vice president of the National Electoral Council (CNE) this Friday, after the resignation of Rafael Simón Jiménez just 24 hours before . This is stated in a ruling by the Supreme Court, which assumed the appointment of the CNE magistrates, considering that the National Assembly (AN, Parliament) had “omitted” that task that corresponds to it constitutionally. Morales Poleo is part, according to several local media, of the Avanzada Progresista (AP) party that defines itself as a “center-left” and founded Henry Falcón. It is one of the organizations that participate in the dialogue table with the Government that is rejected by the opposition...
    In total, President Donald Trump signed four executive orders for economic relief in the face of the financial blow of the coronavirus in the United States, but there are many doubts about some announcements, such as the suspension of the payment of taxes on wages and whether these should be paid in the 2020 declaration. The first executive order is aimed at suspending the wage tax for the remainder of 2020 for workers who earn less than $ 100,000 a year. The President of the United States warned that “payroll taxes would be suspended as of September 1 and we are actually going to get that good news.” For his part, the economic analyst, Tino Díaz, assures that “reducing...
    Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has accused President Donald Trump of waging 'reckless war' on Social Security with new executive action on coronavirus relief, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls Trump's steps 'meager.' The wave of criticism followed the four executive orders Trump signed on Saturday, which among other steps extend weekly unemployment benefits of $400 and suspend the payroll tax. Payroll taxes are used to fund Medicare and Social Security, and Biden called the tax holiday 'Donald Trump's first shot in a new, reckless war on Social Security.'  'He is laying out his roadmap to cutting Social Security,' Biden said in a statement. 'Our seniors and millions of Americans with disabilities are under enough stress without Trump putting...
    Hillary Clinton has joked that New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd 'had too much pot brownie' after Dowd wrote that the Democrats had not had a male/female combination for the president and vice president in 36 years. Dowd's article, published on Saturday, mused over Joe Biden's potential running mate. Biden has promised to choose a woman, and he is due to announce his decision imminently. California Senator Kamala Harris, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and the governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, are all believed to be in the running, among others.  'It's hard to fathom, but it has been 36 years since a man chose to put a woman on the Democratic ticket with him, writes @MaureenDowd,' the newspaper...
    In an interview with Fox News broadcast on Saturday, Erin Perrine, director of press communications for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, discussed the 2020 presidential election. Perrine signaled optimism and dismissed opinion polling, noting that the president’s team is reaching more voters than in 2016, when he competed against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “The campaign is doing exceptionally well across the country. We have made over 75 million voter contacts. And to compare that to 2016, we had made just over 30 million the entire cycle.” Joe Biden, the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, is ahead of Trump in most polls. However, in recent weeks, the polling gap between the two candidates appears to have shrunk. Per the...
    Eoin Higgins August 9, 2020 12:50AM (UTC) This article originally appeared at Common Dreams. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Feel free to republish and share widely. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told NPR on Thursday that while he was unsure if it was "good for democracy," if elected he would not stand in the way of a hypothetical Justice Department prosecution of President Donald Trump for crimes committed in office. "Look, the Justice Department is not the president's private law firm," the former vice president said. "The attorney general is not the president's private lawyer. I will not interfere with the Justice Department's judgment of whether or not they think they should pursue the...
    President Trump gained the "upper hand" Saturday and helped his reelection chances by signing four executive orders aimed at delivering relief to Americans struggling with the economic fallout of the coronavirus, according to the Washington Examiner's chief congressional correspondent. "He definitely helped his cause by doing this, because what he's doing is two things," Susan Ferrechio said on "America's Election HQ." "He's taking away a talking point from Democrats who keep talking about the Republicans as being unwilling to help people." DESPITE POLLS AND PANDEMIC, TRUMP CAMPAIGN ARGUES CANDIDATE BETTER POSITIONED THAN IN 2016 The correspondent elaborated that the move directly contradicts the opposing party's message that "the president doesn't want to help people, doesn't want to help children, renters, the...
    President Donald Trump criticized Democrats Saturday for trying to use the coronavirus aid bill to steal the election, by making major changes to election laws. The president said that Democrats had proposed changes in voting laws that would open up voting in 2020 to fraud, including eliminating voter ID and signature verification and enacting universal mail-in voting. “You [know] what it’s about? Fraud,” Trump said. “They want to try and steal this election, because frankly, it’s the only way they can win the election.” The president also warned that Democrats wanted to include stimulus payment checks for illegal aliens, the release of inmates, and the release of illegal aliens in custody. “What does this have to do with stimulus of...
    Donald Trump could have jeopardized one of the biggest cash injections for his campaign after he attacked GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson for not spending more, despite the Vegas mogul pledging at least $100 million to help his reelection.  The president blasted one of his biggest benefactors over the weight of his campaign donations in a heated phone call last week, leaving Aldeson, 87, unsure if he will back the president in the race for the White House, insiders have claimed.  Three people with knowledge of the call told Politico about the tense standoff and said Trump's team was forced to leap into damage control mode to try to claw back the favor - and the funds - of the billionaire.   Trump's outburst has...
    Donald Trump let Steve Mnuchin and Peter Navarro fight over the future of TikTok in a 'vicious' Oval Office 'verbal brawl' which the Treasury Secretary won convincing the president the Chinese app should be bought by Microsoft, according to anonymous sources.  People familiar with the matter told the Washington Post how the fate of the Chinese video sharing app boiled down to a shouting match in the White House between the two men.   Treasury Secretary Mnuchin argued TikTok should be sold to a US company while Trade Adviser Navarro disagreed calling for a total ban of the service on US soil, they said.   The behind the scenes fight marked the latest saga in a political back and forth over how to handle...
    Screengrab via HBOWith good reason, much ink has been spilled about Donald Trump’s trainwreck interview with Axios’s Jonathan Swan. It offered plenty of easy targets for mockery: Trump’s horrifyingly tone-deaf remarks about John Lewis (“Nobody has done more for Black Americans than I have”); his absurd insistence that the number of COVID deaths didn’t matter (“It is what it is”) as much as the number of tests; his squirming, dissembling dismissal of intelligence showing that Russia had put bounties on American soldiers in Afghanistan (“That’s an issue many people said was fake news”); his casual equating of anarchists (a legal and legitimate ideology) and “agitators” (a word that calls to mind Bull Connor) with terrorists; his ongoing defense of accused child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell...
    David Masciotra August 8, 2020 4:00PM (UTC) The animating force of American government is war. Every year, the United States bombs multiple countries, conducts special forces raids across several continents and spends hundreds of billions of dollars to maintain a military presence in 70-plus countries, either in the form of occupying armies or large bases. Now that the U.S. is widely seen as a bungling, belligerent pariah, even allied nations no longer want American troops on their territory. The Japanese complain that U.S. military personnel sexually assault women without consequences and spread the coronavirus, while Italian villagers object to the aesthetic and sonic assault of a foreign military installation on their otherwise quiet country lifestyle. Regardless of who is...
    President Donald Trump picked apart a reporter on Friday evening over the way the reporter asked a question about foreign countries that are looking to interfere in the upcoming U.S. elections this fall. The question centered around a new report that was released this afternoon by U.S. intelligence officials that said that China and Iran wanted Trump to lose re-election, and claimed that Russia was trying to harm presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. “The intelligence agencies today said that Russia is already meddling in this year’s election to hurt Joe Biden and that China is considering meddling to hurt you,” a reporter said. “Do you believe that intelligence, and what do you plan to do about it?” The reporter’s...
    During a press conference at President Donald Trump's New Jersey resort Friday evening, a reporter attempted to corner the president while suggesting attendees who weren't wearing masks were breaking the law under the state's COVID-19 restrictions. But the president drew cheers and applause when he assured the journalist that the invited guests were well within compliance, explaining, "It's a peaceful protest." What are the details? President Trump announced with a few hours notice that he would hold a press conference at his private club in Bedminster, so several members filed in to witness the event. As it was wrapping up, a reporter addressed the president, saying, "You said that the pandemic is disappearing, but...
    Speaking to MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace on Friday, two foreign policy experts explained the shocking ways in which President Donald Trump has ignored the continued attacks on the American election at the hands of Russia. Trump has spoken to Vladimir Putin five or six times since it was discovered that Moscow was paying bounties for the deaths of Americans. He didn’t address any of it; he confessed because he believes the report was a hoax. But when Wallace turned to the doctor on her panel to ask about the next steps of the coronavirus, things looked even worse. “President Trump is in a dilapidated political state because of his inactions and failures to lead the country through a global pandemic,” Wallace...
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) weighed in on the possibility of President Donald Trump giving his speech accepting the Republican Party presidential nomination from the White House, despite some suggesting it could a violation of the Hatch Act. Trump has maintained that such an act would be legal because the Hatch Act did not “pertain to the president.” After calling it “an outrage” and bemoaning the president for continuing to “demean his office,” Gillibrand seemingly agreed with Trump by saying that if anyone helps him with his speech, then it would be “in violation of the Hatch Act.” “I think it’s an outrage,” Gillibrand lamented. “President Trump continues to demean his office. He continues to...
    Bradley Cortright August 6, 2020 0 Comments Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden says it would be a “very unusual thing” to prosecute a former president, and “probably not very … good for democracy.” However, that does not mean that he would step in to stop the Department of Justice from prosecuting President Donald Trump if he wins the election. Speaking to NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro in an interview that aired Thursday, Biden said, “Look, the Justice Department is not the president’s private law firm. The attorney general is not the president’s private lawyer.” “I will not interfere with the Justice Department’s judgment of whether or not they think they should pursue the prosecution of anyone that they think has violated the law,” he added....
    President Donald Trump on Thursday unleashed a torrent of criticism toward Joe Biden, reminding voters in Ohio that the former vice president had embraced the radical left. “He’s following the radical left agenda,” Trump said, adding that Biden would “take away your guns, destroy your Second Amendment, no religion no anything, hurt the Bible, hurt God, he’s against God, he’s against guns, he’s against energy, our kind of energy.” The president spoke to a small group of supporters on the tarmac of the Burke Lakefront Airport in Ohio for about 12 minutes. The president pointed out that Biden had spent five decades in Washington, DC, and mocked the idea that he now had the solutions to solve all the world’s...
              Governor Mike DeWine was headed to Cleveland to meet President Trump who is visiting the state today. During his ride to the Burke Lakefront Airport, he took a rapid response test which returned a positive result for the coronavirus. DeWine is headed back to Columbus after his positive test. Currently, the 73-year-old has not experienced any symptoms, according to the Governor’s statement. The positive test raises several questions, the most apparent is whether the positive test result is accurate. The gold standard in COVID-19 testing is the molecular test.  The rapid test is an antigen test with rapid return technology, which does not detect the COVID-19 virus, instead the test measures viral proteins...
    President Donald Trump turned his trip into Ohio into an impromptu campaign rally, using his remarks to repeatedly criticize Democratic rival Joe Biden while expressing confidence he would win the state in November. The president went after Biden’s ‘five decades in office,’ arguing Biden has done nothing. ‘He's been in public office for 47 years. He's done nothing. Now he's gonna fix everything? Doesn't work that way,’ Trump said, adding: ‘And I wouldn't say he's at the top of his game.’ The crowd of about 50 supporters cheered him on campaign-style. Trump’s campaign music set list played before his remarks with ‘Proud to Be An American’ playing as the president disembarked from Air Force One and shunned a ride in...
    Instagram has come under fire for favoring President Donald Trump, following a report that found the Facebook-owned firm hid negative related hashtags linked to the President - but allowed 'vitriol' content about Joe Biden, according to Tech Transparency Project (TTP). When users searched for Biden-related hashtags, the were shown a number of options, including #creepyjoe and #joebidenpedophile, but tags had disappeared for content regarding the president. BuzzFeed News first contacted the Facebook-owned company about the issue, which said it was not favoritism, but a bug and has since removed all related hashtags from the platform. Scroll down for video  When users searched for Biden-related hashtags, the were shown a number of options, including #creepyjoe and #joebidenpedophile, but nothing was displayed for...
    Donald Trump lambasted Joe Biden Thursday for 'totally disparaging' black people in a slip-up where the presumed Democratic nominee says the Latino American community is more diverse than the African American community. 'Wow! Joe Biden just lost the entire African American community. What a 'dumb' thing to say!' Trump tweeted along with a link to a right-wing news website with coverage of the gaffe. Before departing from the White House for a trip to Ohio, Trump ripped into Biden for the comments, which were aired Thursday during a pre-recorded interview with the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists. 'I just watched the clip, and Joe Biden, this morning, totally disparaged and insulted the black community,'...
    PRESIDENT Trump’s plan to ban TikTok is retaliation for social media pranks, users of the social media app say. TMZ spoke with two TikTok stars recently, Mary Jo Laupp and DeJuan Booker, both of whom have orchestrated nationwide pranks against the president. 2 President Trump has given Microsoft until September 15 to reach a deal to acquire TikTok from ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns itCredit: Getty Images - Getty Although President Trump’s stated reason for wanting to ban the app is fear of Chinese data theft, Laupp sees Trump’s desire to ban Tik as lingering animosity over pranks against him.  Laupp believes that a ban would merely strengthen Gen Z, showing the generation’s power to influence politics and...
    Trump personal attorney Jenna Ellis clashed with former Washington D.C. Democratic Party leader A. Scott Bolden on Fox News Thursday over Michelle Obama’s claims that she’s become depressed because of recent events. In response to Obama’s claims that she’s been “dealing with some form of low-grade depression” because of “the racial strife” in the United States and the Trump administration’s response, Bolden said, “I certainly agree with her.” “30 percent plus, according to the census bureau, all of us are feeling some form of anxiety or depression, low-level — she didn’t say clinical — because of this pandemic, the lack of leadership, and the numbers keep going up,” he continued. “Of the racial strife that this president will not...
    DONALD Trump shockingly claimed that Joe Biden is "against God" and will "hurt the Bible" if he becomes president. The president said on Thursday that his opponent would "hurt the Bible, hurt God. He's against God." 1Trump made the comments on Thursday A completely deranged Trump claims Joe Biden will "hurt God" if elected president pic.twitter.com/cJ8fbghmAm— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 6, 2020 Most read in NewsGraphic WarningLUCKY TO BE ALIVEBoy, 6, savaged by ‘loveable’ pet dog who ripped his face apartTRAGIC KILLINGSYoung parents and their toddler daughter burned to death in ‘arson’ attackHOOD HORROR9 Fort Hood soldiers have died near base this year as Army sec holds talksExclusive'THINGS ARE NOT GOOD'Jordan Peterson 'suffering with COVID impacting both his lungs'BOMBSHELLNY AG...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpLincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Pence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Twitter bans Trump campaign until it deletes tweet with COVID-19 misinformation MORE on Thursday claimed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenGOP chairmen hit back at accusation they are spreading disinformation with Biden probe Trump outraises Biden in July, surpasses billion for the cycle Duckworth: Republican coronavirus package would 'gut' Americans With Disabilities Act MORE, a practicing Catholic, is "against God" as he levied a stream of attacks on his likely opponent in the November election. Trump painted a grim picture of a Biden presidency during a rally-style speech to supporters on the tarmac of the Cleveland...
    President Donald Trump spoke to supporters on Thursday as he went on a broad tirade that culminated with him bashing former Vice President Joe Biden on religion. As Trump arrived in Cleveland, he heaped praise on Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R), who had to drop his plans to greet the president after being diagnosed with the coronavirus. After praising his own leadership, Trump turned toward his 2020 election rival and told his supporters “I wouldn’t say he’s at the top of his game, would you?” Trump went on to claim that Biden’s presidency would lead to a financial crash, that the ex-veep is a conduit for “the radical left agenda,” and that Biden will “destroy your Second Amendment.” “No...
    Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said Thursday that if he were to beat President Trump in November, he would not block an attempt from the Justice Department to prosecute the former president. Biden said that while the act against a former U.S. president would be "very, very unusual" and "not very ... good for democracy," he would not block such an action, during a virtual interview with the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists on Tuesday. BIDEN RAISES EYEBROWS WITH REMARK CONTRASTING AFRICAN-AMERICAN, LATINO DIVERSITY "Look, the Justice Department is not the president's private law firm," Biden told NPR reporter Lulu Garcia-Navarro. "The attorney general is not the president's private lawyer. I will not interfere with the Justice Department's...
    President Trump called recent remarks Joe Biden made about diversity of thought within the African American community "insulting." "Joe Biden, this morning, totally disparaged and insulted the black community. What he said is incredible. And I don’t know what’s going on with him, but it was a very insulting statement he made," Trump told reporters on the White House Lawn. "I guess you’ll figure that out. You’ll see it in a little while. But it was a great insult to the black community." During an interview recorded from what appears to be his basement on Tuesday and published on Thursday, Biden praised the Latino American community for what he characterized as a more open-minded approach to politics than...
    Although President Donald Trump has been trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in poll after poll, a lot could happen between now and Election Day. Attorney Dmitri Mehlhorn, in an article for the conservative website The Bulwark, stresses that while Trump and his Republican allies might “use normal tactics to win outright or make the race closer,” there is also the possibility that they will find ways to steal the election — and Mehlhorn lays out some troubling possibilities. One of them, according to Mehlhorn, is that Trump will “use openly authoritarian tactics to keep power.” “Trump has doubled down on his lies about vote-by-mail security and suggested that those concerns demand a delay of the election,” Mehlhorn explains. “This...
    Ivanka Trump made a bold sartorial statement on Thursday morning when she left her D.C. home in a pretty pink pantsuit, hours after netting an impressive $4 million for her father's re-election campaign during a virtual fundraising event.   And judging by her vibrant choice of outfit, it seems the First Daughter was in a bright mood as she headed into the office, perhaps using her stylish ensemble as an expression of her excitement over the financial triumph.  Ivanka, 38, also sent another message with her choice of accessories - namely the floral face mask that she used to cover her mouth and nose in a nod to the CDC's recommendation that everyone wear the protective gear in public to prevent...
    In an interview with Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera on Thursday, Donald Trump took aim at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his purported lack of faith, The Independent reported. “I’m in favor of the Bible,” Trump said. “I’m in favor of Second Amendment. Biden is against all of those things. He’s against oil, he’s against the Bible — essentially against religion — but against the Bible, and he’s against the Second Amendment.” “That may be a little harsh, him being against the Bible,” Rivera responded. In the same interview, Trump said he does not believe he is trailing Biden in the polls, despite many that suggest otherwise. As reported by Raw Story, CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale noted that Biden has...
    IN CONGRESS Lemme know how it turns out!:     Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellNegotiators remain far apart on coronavirus deal as deadline looms States begin removing Capitol's Confederate statues on their own Skepticism grows over Friday deadline for coronavirus deal MORE (R-Ky.) has decided not to directly participate in coronavirus relief negotiations between White House officials and Democratic leaders, a move that some colleagues see as odd. https://bit.ly/3gxrJnK How so: “Senate Republicans say McConnell has proceeded cautiously because any deal that emerges is likely to divide the Senate GOP conference. They note the GOP leader has made it a practice in recent years to avoid taking up issues that divide Republicans if possible.”   McConnell’s goal: “To diffuse responsibility for...
     NBA star LeBron James could not hold back his laughter after a reporter mentioned that President Donald Trump claimed he’s done more for the Black community than any other president, excluding President Abraham Lincoln. “President Trump today said that NBA players kneeling during the Nation Anthem is disgraceful and he said that nobody has done more for the Black community than him other than Abraham Lincoln,” a reporter told James. “Are you trying to make me laugh right now?” James said after chuckling at the reporter’s question. “I appreciate that.” James then addressed Trump’s threat to stop watching NBA games if the players continued to kneel as a way to peacefully protest racial inequality and police brutality across the U.S. “I really don’t think...
              Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Tennessee Republican US Senate candidate Bill Hagerty to the newsmakers line. During the second hour, Hagerty reiterated why he was the conservative choice for Tennesseans in the US Senate race and detailed his resume citing current and past accomplishments. He urged voters to come out to the polls and vote for him to show that Tennessee values are conservative values. Leahy: We are joined on the line now by former Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty. Welcome, Bill! Hagerty: Good...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden remarked in an interview released Thursday that “unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community.” Biden was addressing the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Joint Virtual Convention. Portions of the interview were aired Wednesday, and the full video was streamed Thursday. National Public Radio’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro asked Biden about whether he would stop the deportation of Cubans. “I’m going to look at every single country in the world … this guy [President Donald Trump] is sending them back,” Biden  said, promising to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program on his first day in office — one of several such...
    President Donald Trump returns to the critical election state of Ohio on Thursday for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak as polls show Joe Biden leading him there. While there he'll tout his economic record - one of the areas where voters give him high remarks - and tour a Whirlpool Corporation plant, where he'll sign an executive order requiring the federal government to purchase certain prescription drugs from U.S. manufacturers rather than from overseas companies. A Your Voice Ohio Election Project poll out earlier this week showed Biden leading Trump by four points in the state. Biden leads the president by 2 points in the RealClearPolitics polling average of Ohio.  Trump won Ohio by 8 points in the 2016 election. The...
    (CBSLA)- LeBron James told reporters Wednesday night that the NBA won’t miss the viewership of President Donald Trump. The comments came in response to President Trump’s interview with Fox News on Wednesday morning where he said that he finds it “disgraceful” when athletes kneel during the national anthem and that he just turns off the game when it happens. James was asked about those comments following the LA’s Wednesday night loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He said that he doesn’t believe the basketball community will miss the viewership. “I really don’t think the basketball community are sad about losing his viewership, him viewing the game,” said James. “And that’s all I got to say.” Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc...
    Nancy Pelosi railed against President Donald Trump's announcement that he is looking to make his Republican National Convention acceptance speech from the White House later this month.  'You don't have political events at the White House,' Pelosi said in an interview with MSNBC Wednesday. 'You can't do it.' 'Yeah, it's very wrong,' the House Speaker told MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell. 'For the president of the United States to degrade once again the White House as he has done over and over again by saying he's going to completely politicize it, is something that should be rejected right out of hand.' 'Again, it's notion-mongering, not serious thinking,' she said, suggesting the move is another attempt to distract from the coronavirus pandemic....
    (CNN)President Donald Trump's barrage of challenges to the reputation, structures and traditions of elections is conjuring up a contentious and potentially constitutionally critical three-month period for America's democracy.Trump is casting false accusations of massive fraud in mail-in voting, though has now reversed his position on the practice in must-win Florida, leaving the absurd impression it's only fair in states with Republican governors."I'm doing our country a big favor by bringing it up, and you know, from a common sense standpoint, if you look at it just out of common sense and pure basic beautiful intelligence -- you know it can't work," Trump said Wednesday.Trump has baselessly claimed that the result of the November 3 vote will not be known for...
    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 11 a.m. A French presidential official says French President Emmanuel Macron is arriving in Beirut following Tuesday's deadly port explosion and will be greeted by Lebanese President Michel Aoun. The official says Macron will go directly to the port and meet Lebanese and French teams in the disaster area. The official spoke anonymously in accordance with the presidency’s practices. Later in the day, Macron will head to the presidential palace for meetings with top officials. He will also meet with members of different political factions and civil society. The French official says Macron’s trip is meant to show that Lebanon is not alone and to give the...
    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 11 a.m. A French presidential official says French President Emmanuel Macron is arriving in Beirut following Tuesday’s deadly port explosion and will be greeted by Lebanese President Michel Aoun. The official says Macron will go directly to the port and meet Lebanese and French teams in the disaster area. The official spoke anonymously in accordance with the presidency’s practices. Later in the day, Macron will head to the presidential palace for meetings with top officials. He will also meet with members of different political factions and civil society. The French official says Macron’s trip is meant to show that Lebanon is not alone and to give...
            by Robert Romano  It is former Vice President Joe Biden, and not President Donald Trump, who has a political problem due to ongoing riots in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd as public backlash against the political left has begun seeping into public attitudes concerning the race for president in 2020. On July 28, as attention was focused on attempts by radical leftist mobs led by Antifa to burn a federal courthouse in Portland, Oreg. to the ground, Biden issued a weak statement unbelievably blaming President Donald Trump and federal law enforcement for the riots. Biden said, “They brutally attack peaceful protesters… Of course, the U.S. government has the right and the duty to...
    New York prosecutors were able to obtain Donald Trump's financial records from Deutche Bank last year, it has been revealed, as the state's attorney general plans a mysterious major announcement on Thursday.   The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance sent a subpoena last year to Deutsche Bank as part of its investigation into Trump´s business dealings, the New York Times reported Wednesday, citing four people familiar with the inquiry. The bank complied with the subpoena, turning over records including financial statements Trump gave the bank when he was borrowing money, two of those people told the Times. New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, also subpoenaed the bank for records related to Trump last year following Michael...
    TWITTER has banned President Donald Trump's campaign account from tweeting until it removes a clip with coronavirus misinformation—just hours after Facebook removed a similar post on the president's personal page. Twitter on Wednesday hid Team Trump's tweet of a clip from a Fox News interview in which the president claimed that children are “almost immune” from Covid-19. 4Facebook took down a post by President Donald Trump regarding children and Covid-19Credit: AFP or licensors 4Twitter suspended tweets from the Trump campaign, which has Bill Sepien as manager Credit: AP In a statement obtained by the Washington Post, Twitter spokeswoman Liz Kelley said the campaign's tweet "is in violation of the Twitter Rules on COVID-19 misinformation. The account owner will be required...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — President Donald Trump this week repeated his false claim that he called out the Minnesota National Guard to crush violent riots in Minneapolis. It was Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz who did that. The president also on Aug. 3 put Minneapolis on a list of the most violent cities in America. The country’s biggest cities saw violent unrest this summer, including Minneapolis. Since June 23, the president has repeatedly linked violence to cities run by Democrats. “You hear about certain places like Chicago and you hear about what’s going on in Detroit and other, other cities, all Democrat run,” Trump said. “Every one of them is Democrat-run. Twenty out of 20. The 20 worst, the 20 most dangerous...
    Jesús Berardinelli had been detained for two weeks for embezzlement of public funds The president of the Venezuelan Football Federation (FVF), Jesús Berardinelli, who had been detained for two weeks for embezzlement of public funds, died this Wednesday in Caracas, according to the sports institution. Barardinelli, 61 years old, suffered cardiac arrest within hours of his arrest, for which he was admitted under surveillance in the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital in Caracas, where he died this Wednesday. #Mourning Note: The president of the FVF, Eng. Jesús Berardinelli Lezama, has passed away | #PrevencionEsSalud | # Let’s take care of ourselves | #FVF | https://t.co/XFc1twT5se pic.twitter.com/js7rvFa4XO – FVF (@FVF_Oficial) August 6, 2020 “We comply with the painful...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee bested presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his party's national committee's fundraising haul in July, but the money gap between the two camps has essentially closed.Trump's campaign and the RNC announced on Wednesday night that their joint fundraising committees raised more than $165 million in July. That bests Biden and the DNC's haul of $140 million in July. However, Biden and the DNC ended the month with $294 million on hand, the former vice president's campaign said Wednesday. That's just $6 million fewer than the more than $300 million that the Trump and RNC reported having on hand.Trump's campaign has been a fundraising juggernaut, raising more than $1.1 billion in the...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary MORE’s campaign outraised presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation Biden offers well wishes to Lebanon after deadly explosion MORE’s campaign by $25 million in the month of July and surpassed the $1 billion mark for the 2020 cycle. The Trump campaign and Republican National Committee (RNC) combined to raise $165 million in July, compared to $140 million for...
    Ivanka Trump brought in $4 million dollars for her father's re-election campaign in her first virtual fundraiser Wednesday that featured a surprise appearance from President Donald Trump. The first daughter's return to the fundraising circuit comes as President Trump has lagged behind Democratic rival Joe Biden in fundraising, trailing him in second quarter totals.  Ivanka Trump appeared on the zoom call with Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, a source with knowledge of the fundraiser told DailyMail.com.  During the fundraiser, President Trump made a surprise phone call to Ivanka and spoke briefly to her and the more than 70 donors on the call.  Ivanka Trump brought in $4 million dollars for her father's re-election campaign in her first virtual...
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied any involvement in the effort by rapper Kanye West to get on the ballot in presidential battlegrounds – amid a skein of revelations about GOP-connected officials aiding the effort.  'I'm not involved,' Trump said at the White House when DailyMail.com asked him about new disclosures about figures assisting West in his petition-drive to get on state ballots for his 11th-hour presidential campaign.   'I like him. He’s always been very nice to me,' Trump said, praising the rapper-producer who appeared with him at the White House in 2018 and sported his trademark red Make America Great Again hat.  But Trump denied a role in West's latest actions.  'I'm not involved,' President Donald Trump said...
    FACEBOOK on Wednesday down a video posted by President Donald Trump in which he claimed that children are “almost immune” to the coronavirus.  "This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19, which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation," a Facebook spokesman said, according to Reuters.  1Facebook took down a post by President Donald Trump regarding children and Covid-19Credit: AFP or licensors More to follow. Most read in News‘SWEPT TO HER DEATH’Autistic girl, 5, dies after 'wandering outside during storm flooding''he does things without asking'Women 'tell horror tales of rape & groping by Ron Jeremy'NEW FORT HOOD TRAGEDYBase investigating death of a FOURTH soldier as body pulled from lakeBILLIONAIRE ‘HYPOCRITE’Oprah branded...
    White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows defended President Donald Trump’s plan to re-open schools for the fall because “the flu is more dangerous based on real statistics than Covid-19,” he said in an interview with CNN Wednesday night. “The president once again said schools should reopen,” Wolf Blitzer said. “Because, in his words, and he said this today, I was surprised to hear it when he said it on Fox & Friends ‘kids are virtually immune to the virus.’ That’s not true as you know … The president seems to be giving a false sense of security.” “No, I don’t think he’s giving a false sense of security at all,” Meadows responded. “Here’s the great news as a...
    Vice President Mike Pence at a Wednesday event in Florida used President Trump’s record on religious liberty to lambaste Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. “Joe Biden and the radical left are deeply out of step with the American people,” Pence said, referencing widespread Democratic support for “abortion on demand.” Pence also hit Biden for his flip last year on the Hyde Amendment, which bans federally funded abortions, and for his stance on the Supreme Court’s recent Little Sisters of the Poor decision. Pence attributed Biden’s leftward slide on social issues to “pressure from the radical left.” Pence pitted Biden’s involvement with the Obama-era contraception mandate against Trump’s executive order lifting the imposition on faith-based groups such as the Little...
    President Donald Trump continued his campaign to discourage universal availability of mail-in voting Wednesday, telling "Fox & Friends" that if everyone is given the opportunity to vote by mail this year, it could take years to get the election results. The president was asked specifically about Nevada, where the Democratic-controlled Legislature passed a measure that would have absentee ballots sent to all active registered voters in the state so they don't have to go vote in person during the pandemic. The Trump campaign has sued Nevada over the plan. "As you know, the postal service for 40 years has had big problems," Trump said. "They're not equipped to handle a governor where they say 'millions of ballots will be...
    Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar discussed a coronavirus vaccine, saying it is “realistic” to have one in the fall and millions of doses available for distribution by the end of 2020. Azar on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” praised President Donald Trump’s leadership in developing a vaccine, saying the United States has made “the most historic advances in the development of vaccines we have ever seen in human history.” He added that is is “very credible” to expect tens of millions of doses of a vaccine by the end of the year and hundreds of millions at the beginning of next year. “Well, let me talk about vaccine, because this has just been the last two weeks....
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaking in Wilmington, Delaware, last month Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has released an expansive plan to empower U.S. Latinos, including investing in the community’s economic mobility, expanding access to higher education and access to health care for all, reversing the current administration’s anti-immigrant policies and finally passing an immigration reform bill, and action to combat hate crimes and gun violence. The plan was released the day after the one-year anniversary of the El Paso mass shooting, the deadliest attack on U.S. Latinos in our modern history. Biden’s plan notes “the uninsured rate among Latinos plummeted from 32% to 19% in the wake of Obamacare,” the largest decrease of any group. But “[n]ow, in the middle of a pandemic, Trump...
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is encouraging progressives to rally behind Joe Biden (D) and emphasizing their role in ensuring that the Democrat Party’s presumptive nominee becomes the “most progressive president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.” Speaking at Monday’s People’s Action Rise Up 2020 Get Out the Vote launch, the former presidential hopeful urged progressives — many of whom remain disillusioned that their candidates, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), failed to rise to the top — to do everything in their power at the grassroots level to elect Biden and ensure that he is the “most progressive” president since FDR: Sen. Bernie Sanders: "After we help elect Biden, the day after, we stand up and do everything we can...
    Apandemic is spiraling out of control and Donald Trump’s reaction is to roll his eyes and say, “It is what it is.” Unsurprisingly, polling data shows that his Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, is pulling ahead, not just in national polls, but in a number of battleground states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Florida, none of which Trump can afford to lose. After all, the incumbent has nothing real to run on. The economy is the worst it’s been since the Great Depression of the 1930s, Americans are losing health insurance by the millions, and Republicans are responding by trying to shortchange unemployment benefits for the millions of people who’ve lost their jobs. With nothing real to hang on to, it’s no surprise that conservatives — already...
    Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Getty Images WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden and the rest of the speakers scheduled to take the stage at the Democratic National Convention later this month will not travel to Milwaukee in person for their speeches, convention organizers announced Wednesday.  Citing the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said the speakers will avoid Milwaukee "in order to prevent risking the health of our host community as well as the convention's production teams, security officials, community partners, media and others." The announcement came as both Democratic and Republican convention committees scramble this week to make final arrangements for...
    Fox News's Howard Kurtz called a suggestion by some commentators that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation Biden offers well wishes to Lebanon after deadly explosion MORE skip the presidential debates "a terrible idea," with the "Media Buzz" host also cautioning the Trump campaign against "setting the bar too low" for the former vice president in the upcoming events. “I think the debates will happen, but there is a growing movement in left-wing media circles that Biden should just skip them because they say either it’s too risky, President TrumpDonald John...
    President Donald Trump called Barack Obama's eulogy for the late Congressman John Lewis 'ridiculous' and a sign of anger from the former president. 'It showed anger there that people don't see. He lost control and he's been really hit very hard by both sides for that speech. That speech was ridiculous,' Trump said on 'Fox & Friends' Wednesday morning.  In his 40-minute eulogy last week, given at the same pulpit where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used to preach, Obama outlined a dramatic new plan for voting reform that was seen as a call to arms for Democrats to battle President Trump, who has railed against mail-in voting and complained the system is 'rigged.' President Donald Trump called...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump's interview with the Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, published this week, was an abject disaster -- not for Swan, who was admirably dogged and professional, but for the incoherent, appallingly ignorant President of the United States, and for all of us who live in the country he leads. Jill FilipovicThis was not Trump's first failed interview. Nor did it break entirely new ground in laying bare his inability to grasp basic concepts, his disregard for American lives, his narcissism and pettiness. But the interview did reveal a new set of outrageous and alarming moments from the man who, regrettably, is in charge.Asked about the legacy of John Lewis, the civil rights icon and longtime Georgia congressional representative, the...
    By BILL BARROW, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden is pushing back at Republican assertions that he should take a cognitive test to disprove President Donald Trump’s claim that the Democrat isn’t fit for the Oval Office. Biden grew testy when CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett asked the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee about the matter in a recent interview. “No, I haven’t taken a test? Why the hell would I take a test?” Biden said. He then told Barnett: “That’s like saying … before you got on this program, you’re taking a test whether you’re taking cocaine or not. What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?” The former vice president, who is 77, also tried to turn...
    Meaghan Ellis August 5, 2020 0 Comments Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden became embroiled in a tetchy exchange with a CBS News correspondent when questions were raised about his cognitive abilities. During the interview clip released on Wednesday morning, Biden snapped at CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett when he was asked if he had taken a cognitive test. “No, I haven’t taken a test,” Barnett asked, as Biden interjected. “Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man.” According to Barnett, Biden has said on multiple occasions that he is “cognitively tested” on the campaign trail. So, he used the interview as an opportunity to gain clarity about the situation. However, Biden remained defensive about the...
    In the federal criminal case the U.S. v. Stone, veteran GOP operative Roger Stone — a long-time ally of President Donald Trump — went from facing a U.S. Department of Justice recommendation of seven to nine years in prison to being sentenced to three years and four months to having his sentence commuted by Trump. The “Trump ally” part, according to former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, is why Attorney General William Barr favored leniency for Stone — and Weissmann, in a scathing article for The Atlantic, argues that Barr showed a blatant disregard for the rule of law in Stone’s case. Barr, Weissman writes, “ordered” a “new submission” in Stone’s case and “urged a guideline calculation of three to four...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden is pushing back at Republican assertions that he should take a cognitive test to disprove President Donald Trump’s claim that the Democrat isn’t fit for the Oval Office. Biden grew testy when CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett asked the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee about the matter in a recent interview. “No, I haven’t taken a test? Why the hell would I take a test?” Biden said. He then told Barnett: “That’s like saying … before you got on this program, you’re taking a test whether you’re taking cocaine or not. What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?” The former vice president, who is 77, also tried to turn the matter back around...
    Joe Biden said he would not take a cognitive test despite goading from Donald Trump he should do so and the president bragging his Democratic rival wouldn't be able to beat his score. 'No, I haven't taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test?,' Biden said in an interview with the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists that's set to air in full on Thursday. 'Come on man. That's like saying, before you got in this program, you're taking a test whether you're taking cocaine or not. What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?,' he added. Joe Biden said he would not take a cognitive test despite goading from...
    Washington — Former Vice President Joe Biden said he has not taken a test to measure his cognitive ability, shrugging off the suggestion as President Trump and his campaign continue to question his mental fitness for office. "No, I haven't taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man," Biden told CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett in an interview airing in full on Thursday at the convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists. "That's like saying you, before you got in this program, you're taking a test whether you're taking cocaine or not. What do you think, huh? Are you a junkie?" Biden's campaign did not respond to requests...
    Joe Biden attempted to dismiss concerns about his apparent cognitive decline on Tuesday, but then seemingly put it on full display. During a virtual interview with the National Association of Black Journalists, Biden was asked if he’s taken a cognitive assessment, and he bristled. BIDEN: "No, I havent taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? Cmon man. Thats like saying you, before you got in this program, if you take a test where youre taking cocaine or not, what do you think huh? Are you a junkie?" pic.twitter.com/f6UMPJq381 — Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) August 5, 2020 “No, I haven’t taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test?” he...
    While former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is not knocking on the doors of potential voters this summer, President Donald Trump’s workers are visiting one million homes a week, his campaign claims. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has not only limited his public appearances but his campaign is relying heavily on television ads and the internet during the coronavirus pandemic, Politico reported Wednesday. US Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center in Wilmington, Delaware on July 28, 2020. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images) “At first I was nervous, but our response rates on phone calls and texts are much higher and people are not...
    Second Division Ensures that Depor agreed with the decision before the day was played The president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, has reiterated that the presiding body “has acted correctly” in the ‘Fuenlabrada case’, caused by several positives of coronavirus in the Fuenlabrean staff that led to the postponement of the match against RC Deportivo, and has assured that the Galician team agreed with the decision before the day was played. “I pass on to you the statements of the president of RC Deportivo, the afternoon of the past day 20, when only the suspension of the match against CF Fuenlabrada was announced, and not the rest of the day. LaLiga HAS ACTED CORRECTLY. Who is organizing the circus? of...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump was still struggling to fully grasp the severity of the coronavirus pandemic during a task force meeting in the Oval Office on Tuesday, a source familiar with the meeting told CNN. "He still doesn't get it," the source said. "He does not get it."Trump's meeting with the task force in the Oval Office was his first in-depth meeting with the panel of his top health experts since April. Trump tweeted photos of the task force members, some wearing face masks, surrounding the Resolute Desk Tuesday afternoon. During the meeting, officials on the task force continued to have trouble convincing Trump to take the pandemic more seriously, the source said. As some members of the task force tried...
    Madison Summers August 5, 2020 0 Comments After plans were scrapped for the Republican National Convention in Florida amid the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump is saying he may accept the party’s nomination from Washington, D.C. later this month. Asked about reports about potentially giving an acceptance speech from the White House, Trump responded during a “Fox & Friends” interview on Wednesday, “We’re thinking about it. It would be the easiest from the standpoint of security.” He continued, “We’re thinking about doing it from the White House because there’s no movement and it’s easy,” adding that the White House South Lawn is a “beautiful setting.” The president then stated that “it’s the easiest alternative,” adding, “I’ll probably do mine...
    Donald Trump said Wednesday that he will likely give his Republican nomination speech from the White House after he was forced to shake up convention plans several times due to coronavirus restrictions. 'We're going to do virtual and we're going to do some live speeches from different locations,' Trump detailed to Fox & Friends during a Wednesday morning call-in interview. 'And I'm going to do mine on Thursday night, and that will be live.' 'I'll probably do mine live from the White House,' Trump said of the speech, confirming reports that he is considering moving the main event of the convention to Washington, D.C. Trump said while he is open to giving his speech from a different location, he feels...
    President Donald Trump is being investigated by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance for alleged tax fraud — and New York-based attorney David Lurie says the president has no one but himself to blame for this information now being public knowledge. Writing in The Daily Beast, Lurie explains how Trump “overplayed his hand” in his efforts to block Vance’s office from gaining access to his taxes. Specifically, the president’s attorneys falsely claimed that Vance’s office was only running a narrow investigation into the president’s hush money payments to two women in the run up to the 2016 presidential election, and thus was not entitled to see his financial information. However, Vance’s office called the president’s bluff and publicly disclosed that it was probing much more...
    "The constant belittling of the administration's efforts is deeply unfair and it's almost entirely political," according to Laura Ingraham, who defended the administration's response to the coronavirus Tuesday. Ingraham addressed "the biggest lies peddled by the left," beginning with "the president doesn't take the pandemic seriously." NYC HEALTH COMMISSIONER RESIGNS, CITING DE BLASIO'S HANDLING OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC "While the Democrats were hyperventilating over the bogus impeachment hearings and the media was bemoaning anti-China bias and the reaction initially to the virus, the Trump administration created a COVID task force on January 29th," Ingraham said. Ingraham called the "second lie" the notion "that the White House didn't do enough to alleviate the medical supply shortage," pointing to New York not running out of...
    Joe BidenJoe BidenMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation Biden offers well wishes to Lebanon after deadly explosion MORE is under pressure from two sides, even as he holds a significant lead over President TrumpDonald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary MORE in opinion polls. On one hand, the Trump campaign is seeking to portray Biden as beholden to the most left-wing elements in the Democratic Party — a gambit that it...