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    (CNN)For months and months, Republicans -- led by President Donald Trump -- have pointed to an ongoing probe into the origins of the FBI's counterintelligence Russia meddling investigation as the smoking gun of the 2020 (and 2016) election.Of John Durham, the Connecticut US Attorney tasked by Attorney General William Barr with overseeing the probe, Trump said Thursday: "I hope he's doing a great job. And I hope they're not going to be politically correct and I hope they do what -- because the fact this was President Obama knew everything, Vice President Biden, as dumb as he may be, he knew everything and everybody else knew everything."Trump went on to call the alleged mishandling of the FBI investigation the "greatest...
    President Donald Trump on Friday reacted to the news that former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith would plead guilty for doctoring an email in an application for surveillance of the Trump campaign. “That’s just the beginning I would imagine,” Trump said, describing Clinesmith as “a corrupt attorney” working for “James Comey’s very corrupt FBI.” This is the first indictment in the investigation into the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign. Attorney General Bill Barr appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham to examine the case. “Terrible thing,” Trump said. “The fact is they spied on my campaign and they got caught.” The news broke Friday that Clinesmith would plead guilty for altering an email from the CIA to the FBI to falsely say...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – There’s nothing like running against your former boss in a high profile election. That’s exactly what is happening in the race for Miami-Dade State Attorney. Kathy Fernandez Rundle has held the office for almost three decades and her challenger, Melba Pearson, says it is way past time for a change. Pearson, a former prosecutor at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, is a Deputy Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida. “In the last 27 years, my opponent has never filed charges against an (police) officer for an on-duty killing. That’s not okay,” she said. Pearson indicated she would file more cases against officers, even if chances of a conviction would be problematic due to Florida’s...
    Mexico, Aug 14 . .- Civil society organizations launched a campaign in Mexico this Friday to remember the tragedy of the 43 disappeared students from Ayotzinapa, who will be six years old this September 26. “Civil society organizations that accompany the mothers and fathers of the disappeared Ayotzinapa normalistas launch the annual campaign ‘Ayotzinapa: 43 days for 43’, which for this sixth anniversary of the events has as its motto ‘Ay6tzinapa: Towards the truth ‘”, reported the Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Human Rights Center (Centro Prodh). The campaign has been promoted since the first year of the events by Centro Prodh, Tlachinollan, Fundar and Serapaz, and various national and international organizations, journalists and other groups of victims of disappearance have...
    DES MOINES, Iowa — President Trump’s mass rallies are out, and Vice President Mike Pence is forgoing the meatloaf lunches in homely diners. But this week brought a taste of how the Trump campaign is adjusting to the realities of COVID-19, with a split-screen presentation showing a president at work in the Oval Office on Middle East peace and a vice president trying to shore up support among anxious farmers in a key swing state. So while Trump made global headlines announcing the normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Pence was dressed down in a checkered shirt, khakis, and a navy blazer to woo an audience in Des Moines, Iowa, by revealing record sales of American...
    This article was paid for by AlterNet subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. As he did in 2016, Donald Trump is constantly claiming that if he loses in November it will be proof that the vote was rigged against him. He tweets regularly, contrary to the available evidence, that mail-in voting will lead to massive amounts of voter fraud when such fraud hasn’t been a significant problem in any presidential election in modern history. Because Trump seems unlikely to accept the results of the vote if he loses, there is widespread speculation that Trump’s will litigate every ballot it can. But Jessica Levinson, a law professor...
    Donald Trump’s campaign sent an email to supporters this week claiming that the “radical left” was trying to cancel the college football season, a claim that comes amid an increasingly politicized debate over the prospect of holding collegiate athletics during a pandemic. As New York Times reporter Nick Corasaniti shared on Twitter, the campaign email quoted a tweet from Trump calling for the college football season to be played and went on to claim in the body of the message that it was the fault of the political left that some conferences had scrapped plans for games in the fall. Trump had been vocal over the course of the last week in saying that the upcoming NCAA season should be...
    Leslie David Baker in "The Office." Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal "The Office" star Leslie David Baker received racist messages on Instagram after sharing his plans for a comedy spin-off featuring his character Stanley Hudson. "For those of you who don't believe racism is still alive in the world... here's the proof," the actor wrote in a post showing screenshots of some of the messages. The crowdfunding campaign has since raised close to $300,000, and after shooting a pilot episode Baker intends to shop the show to potential television networks and steaming platforms.  During an interview with Comic Book, Baker said that he intends to keep all the racist messages he received up on his Instagram feed for people...
    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...
    Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief deal Gloria Steinem: Selection of Kamala Harris recognizes that 'black women ... are the heart and soul of the Democratic Party' MORE on Thursday said that if President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption, fraud Trump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary MORE loses the November election against former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris to host virtual Hollywood campaign event co-chaired by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling Trump plans to accept Republican nomination from White...
    Reuters August 14, 2020 0 Comments The U.S. political convention, a presidential campaign ritual dating to the 1830s, is being reinvented on the fly after being short-circuited by the coronavirus pandemic – much like the campaign itself. Here is a look at how the Democratic and Republican conventions will be different this year – and maybe for campaigns to come. SEIZING THE SPOTLIGHT There will be no roaring crowds of delegates in a cavernous hall, no balloon drops or wall-to-wall parties. Both Democrats and Republicans will offer mostly virtual programs featuring speeches and events from around the country. Nevertheless, the Aug. 17-20 Democratic National Convention could give presumptive nominee Joe Biden his first big, attentive audience in months, said...
    President Trump’s campaign has redeployed to the field to woo voters in person despite a summer coronavirus surge as presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s team wagers that people scarred by the pandemic prefer virtual engagement. On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Iowa, a swing state where Trump and Biden are running even. On Sunday, senior Trump campaign official Mercedes Schlapp is to headline a Women for Trump bus tour event in Wisconsin, another battleground where the president trails. Those stops account for just two of the more than half-dozen, in-person visits to key states organized by the Trump campaign this past week. This direct contact with voters, an approach that has included a return to in-person door-knocking and...
    By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. political convention, a presidential campaign ritual dating to the 1830s, is being reinvented on the fly after being short-circuited by the coronavirus pandemic - much like the campaign itself. Here is a look at how the Democratic and Republican conventions will be different this year - and maybe for campaigns to come. SEIZING THE SPOTLIGHT There will be no roaring crowds of delegates in a cavernous hall, no balloon drops or wall-to-wall parties. Both Democrats and Republicans will offer mostly virtual programs featuring speeches and events from around the country. Nevertheless, the Aug. 17-20 Democratic National Convention could give presumptive nominee Joe Biden his first big, attentive audience in months, said Julian...
    BROWARD (CBSMiami) – The Broward County Sheriff’s race is one of the most watched and contentious races in South Florida ahead of August 18 Florida primary election. Six candidates are vying for the nomination and whoever wins will move onto the November election ballot, but in democratically rich Broward County, a win is likely in the general election. “With no disrespect to anyone it’s a two-person race,” said Scott Israel. Israel, the former sheriff, is trying to get back what he lost when Governor Ron DeSantis removed him two years ago. Israel was criticized for his handling of the Parkland school massacre and the deadly Ft. Lauderdale- Hollywood International Airport shooting. DeSantis replaced him with Gregory Tony, a former Coral Springs...
    EXCLUSIVE: The Trump campaign on Thursday afternoon had back to back phone calls with Republican members of Congress, previewing the themes for the 2020 Republican National Convention, Fox News has learned.A source familiar with the calls told Fox News Thursday that the theme of the 2020 GOP convention will be “Honoring the Great American Story,” and will highlight America’s “greatness, opportunity and President Donald Trump’s bold leadership.” The source told Fox News that the GOP’s convention theme is in “stark contrast to the doom and gloom message we expect to hear from career politicians at the DNC convention.” Fox News has learned that the first day of the convention, Monday Aug. 24 will focus on “the Land of Promise,” Tuesday...
    President Donald Trump on Thursday hinted he could fire FBI director Christopher Wray over his claim the nation's top cop and his agency is covering up their role in the Russia probe.  'I wish he was more forthcoming. He certainly hasn't been,' Trump told Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo in a phone interview.  He argued there are documents wanted in the investigation of why the FBI started a counterintelligence probe into Trump's 2016 campaign over concern Russians were trying to influence the election.  'There are documents that they want to get and that we have said we want to get. We're going to find out if he's going to give those documents, but certainly he's been very, very protective,' the president...
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire who backed out of a promise to pay his campaign staff after ending his White House run, will speak at the Democratic National Convention. Bloomberg will be a featured speaker at the virtual convention, where he will express his support for former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential bid and criticize President Donald Trump’s handling of the economy, CNBC reported Thursday. He will also speak on what he believes is the president’s poor response to the pandemic, a convention official told CNBC. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was provided the opportunity to deliver a pre-recorded message at the convention, Business Insider reported Wednesday. Bloomberg, a former Republican who has a net-worth of over $54...
    Welcome to The Hill’s Campaign Report, your daily rundown on all the latest news in the 2020 presidential, Senate and House races. Did someone forward this to you? Click here to subscribe. We’re Julia Manchester, Max Greenwood and Jonathan Easley. Here’s what we’re watching today on the campaign trail. LEADING THE DAY: You can feel the presidential race heating up now that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenRon Johnson signals some GOP senators concerned about his Obama-era probes On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary...
    The name of the woman who could be the country's first female vice president may be revealed next week, as Joe Biden in Delaware on Tuesday said he is planning to select his running mate in "the first week of August." During a Q&A with reporters, Biden would not say if he plans to meet in-person with the women he is vetting.   For him and his eventual vice presidential pick to make history, Biden may have to offer voters additional reasons to be elected. Some state polls, like our recent CBS News Battleground Tracker of Michigan and Ohio, show a majority of Biden's current support comes from people who are "mainly voting against Mr. Trump rather than for him." Asked about...
    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...
    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...
    Chapters of the College Democrats in the state of Massachusetts accused Democratic congressional candidate Alex Morse of using his position of influence to engage in romantic relationships with college students. The Intercept reports that members of the College Democrats had planned to target Morse’s campaign with the release of these accusations as early as last October. According to a report by Fox News, Democratic congressional candidate Alex Morse apologized after he was accused of leveraging his political influence to have inappropriate “sexual contact” with college-aged men. An email sent by the College Democrats of Massachusetts this week claims that Morse had sexual relationships with students at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where Morse lectured on political science. “We have...
    Former congresswoman Katie Hill, who resigned last year after she was accused of having an affair with her male legislative director and her three-way relationship with a female staffer was made public, has released a memoir claiming her husband bullied her into having a throuple, emotionally abused her and told her to kill herself. Her estranged husband Kenny Heslep's claim that she was having an affair with her campaign finance director Graham Kelly sparked a House Ethics Committee Investigation. The congresswoman, who was at the time vice chair of the House Oversight Committee, vehemently denied the affair with Kelly but resigned three days later. In the autobiography, the California politician, 32, opened up about bringing a then-22-year-old campaign staffer into...
    Photo via NSFFormer Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi implored Republican Party volunteers in Tallahassee to stress the positives of mail-in-ballots as a campaign bus tour for President Donald Trump swung through Northwest Florida on Wednesday. Trump campaign senior adviser Corey Lewandowski also signaled the party will try to paint California Sen. Kamala Harris, who was announced Tuesday as Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate, as being part of the “far left.” “I don't know what she brings to the ticket,” Lewandowski said while on the bus. “We weren't concerned about potentially losing the state of California. I will concede the fact Donald Trump is not going to win in California. But we have to look at her record, both...
    (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...
    Together for the first time as part of the same team in the race for the White House, Biden optimistically introduced Kamala Harris as the next vice president. If successful, Harris would become the first woman to hold that position in American history. The senator from California said she is honored by this opportunity and ready to work. Both criticized the White House’s response to the coronavirus crisis and vowed to fight for the most vulnerable in the country. In South Florida, the presentation of the political binomial gave way to controversy. Cuba theme. During his campaign for the Democratic nomination, Harris said he would remove the embargo on the island. Marili Cancio, representative of “Latinos for Trump” says...
    Washington (CNN)Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Wednesday evening that his campaign has raised $26 million in the 24 hours since he named Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. "The response has been overwhelming. In the last 24 hours, we've raised $26 million. One hundred and fifty thousand of you (were) first-time contributors," Biden said at a virtual grassroots fundraiser. "It's really palpable, the excitement, because there's so much at stake." The announcement came just hours after Biden and Harris appeared together for the first time as running mates and a day after the former vice president named Harris, a senator from California and former presidential candidate, as his vice presidential pick. The spike in donations could potentially...
    If there's one takeaway from the Trump campaign's rapid-fire response to Joe Biden choosing Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his running mate, it's that Trump and his supposed operatives have no idea what they're doing. At the White House task force briefing following the announcement, Trump deployed the word "nasty" several times to describe Harris, but it was really nothing more than his predictably misogynistic muscle memory taking over.  "She was extraordinarily nasty to Kavanaugh — Judge Kavanaugh, then; now Justice Kavanaugh. She was nasty to a level that was just a horrible thing," Trump offered when asked about the pick.  Later in the briefing, Trump marveled that Biden could withstand picking a woman who had challenged him during the Democratic...
    Donald Trump's son Eric has 'liked' a tweet describing Kamala Harris as being a 'wh*rendous pick' for Joe Biden's running mate. Lori Hendry, who describes herself as a 'Digital Keyboard Warrior for @realdonaldtrump' and 'purveyor of truth' tweeted the crass commentary on Wednesday evening. She later deleted it. 'May have misspelled,' she said, mockingly. Kamala Harris, announced on Tuesday as Joe Biden's running mate, was mocked by Eric Trump Lori Hendry's tweet, since deleted, was 'liked' by Donald Trump's son Eric The Trump campaign has been attacking Harris with venom since Biden, 77, announced the 55-year-old California senator was his choice for the vice presidency.   RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Joe Biden and...
    (CNN)Kamala Harris is a socialist.Kamala Harris is a pawn of Wall Street.Kamala Harris is weak on crime.Kamala Harris was too aggressive as a prosecutor.Kamala Harris' ascent has the left in mutiny.Read MoreKamala Harris is a puppet of the far left.In the 24 hours since Harris was announced as presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's running mate, Republicans have launched a variety of contradictory attacks on the newly formed Biden-Harris ticket.Pulling from a grab bag of dubious accusations, President Donald Trump's campaign and other leading GOP officials and prominent conservatives on social media, like Donald Trump Jr., have pushed conflicting caricatures of Biden, Harris and the Democratic Party's progressive wing, furthering the appearance that Republicans are still broadly unsure of what...
    Welcome to The Hill’s Campaign Report, your daily rundown on all the latest news in the 2020 presidential, Senate and House races. Did someone forward this to you? Click here to subscribe.   We’re Julia Manchester, Max Greenwood and Jonathan Easley. Here’s what we’re watching today on the campaign trail.    BREAKING NEWS: Biden and Harris: together at last Joe BidenJoe BidenNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states Biden touts Trump saying Harris would be 'fine choice' for VP pick Kamala Harris: The conventional (and predictable) pick all along MORE and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states Biden touts Trump saying Harris would be 'fine choice' for VP pick Kamala Harris:...
    Sen. Kamala Harris will likely be an ally to Silicon Valley inside a potential Biden administration for Silicon Valley, insiders say.  Harris is unlikely to become an anti-tech crusader if she becomes vice president, said Bradley Tusk, a venture capitalist and former Democratic operative.  Biden’s decision to select Harris as his running mate comes after a report Monday showed that the Biden’s campaign welcomed tech operatives as staff members.   Sen. Kamala Harris is poised to become a welcome friend to the big tech industry if she and former Vice President Joe Biden win the White House in November, Silicon Valley insiders argue. The California Democrat has deep ties to the tech industry and will almost certainly be friendly...
    By Bill Barrow, Alexandra Jaffe and Will Weissert | Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del. — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his newly chosen running mate Kamala Harris campaigned together for the first time Wednesday, as the former primary rivals sought to solidify their advantage over President Donald Trump and secure their place in American history. Biden, a 77-year-old white man, embraced the significance of naming the first Black woman to a major party’s presidential ticket, but he focused on other attributes Harris brings to the ticket. He hailed the California senator, the 55-year-old former prosecutor who a year ago excoriated Biden on a primary debate stage, as the right woman to help him defeat Trump and then lead a...
    Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris listens as presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event, their first joint appearance since Biden named Harris as his running mate, at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Delaware, August 12, 2020.Carlos Barria | Reuters WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, made their first joint appearance as a complete ticket on Wednesday when they delivered speeches together in Wilmington, Del. The event offered voters, millions of whom are living under restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic their first opportunity to see the presumptive Democratic nominees together in person since Biden announced on Tuesday that he had selected...
     Joe Biden and Kamala Harris appeared together for the first time as running mates Wednesday afternoon in Delaware.  'I have no doubt that I picked the right person to join me as the next vice president of the United States,' Biden said. 'She's smart, she's tough, she's experienced, she's a proven fighter.'    Biden thanked all the women who he vetted to be his running mate saying all of them were qualified for the job.  The presumptive nominee then quickly started hammering President Donald Trump - for calling Harris 'nasty,' for golfing instead of meeting with Congressional leadership, for denying climate change.  He said that Harris and her family were now 'honorary Bidens,' and welcomed her husband Douglas Emhoff to the campaign...
    Courtesy of PETA Animal rights organization PETA launched an ad campaign in May proclaiming that "tofu never caused a pandemic." The ads have since gone viral on social media. Critics say the ad is tone-deaf and also racist, highlighting how PETA favors controversial tactics and can alienate even other vegans.   Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Animal-rights organization PETA has ruffled feathers online once again, this time for suggesting that eating meat is to blame for current and past outbreaks of disease, including the novel coronavirus. "Tofu never caused a pandemic," the ad reads, next to a cartoon of a wide-eyed and smiling block of the soy protein.  The ads debuted in May and have been...
    With less than three months left before the 2020 presidential election, recent data from Trump Victory indicates that the voter registration gap between Republicans and Democrats has narrowed in battleground states.
    Kamala Harris isn't the far-left Democrat that Trump campaign supporters have deemed her to be, according to Fox News anchor Chris Wallace. Wallace said on Wednesday that he believes Harris was a solid choice to be presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's running mate. He said that she is a moderate Democrat, despite what many Republicans are saying about her nomination. "She is not far to the left, despite what Republicans are going to try to say," Wallace told America's Newsroom. "There is a certain circuitous route to her position on issues. She was for 'Medicare for all' before she was against it, but you know, I think she's a reasonably safe choice. She was the obvious front-runner. She was...
    "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceMnuchin: Democrats will 'have a lot of explaining to do' if they want to challenge Trump orders in court Pelosi: Trump executive actions 'are illusions' Trump teases order requiring insurers to cover preexisting conditions MORE on Wednesday said Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states Biden touts Trump saying Harris would be 'fine choice' for VP pick Kamala Harris: The conventional (and predictable) pick all along MORE (D-Calif.) is "a reasonably safe choice" for Democrats, adding that the presumptive vice presidential nominee isn't very far to the left on the political spectrum. "She is not far to the left, despite what Republicans are gonna try to say,"...
    Fox News anchor Bret Baier criticized the media’s “disingenuous” portrayal of 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris on Fox News, Wednesday noting that she didn’t even make it to Christmas when she was running for the presidential nomination herself. Asked what the “foremost responsibility” of journalists covering the Biden-Harris campaign is, Baier said, “To be fair, and to be fair to both sides,” before adding, “I think there is some forgetfulness, maybe purposefully, to Kamala Harris’ campaign. These same folks covered that.” “Remember that Senator Harris got out of the presidential campaign December 3rd 2019. She didn’t make it to Christmas. That’s two months before the Iowa caucuses,” Baier declared. “She got out because she...
    Rep. Tim BurchettTimothy (Tim) Floyd BurchettCongress should encourage businesses, schools to reopen safely with liability protections Tennessee lawmaker tweets cellphone number, offers to talk to anyone 'overwhelmed' by pandemic House Republican: Tariffs are 'only way' to change US-China relationship MORE (R-Tenn.) on Wednesday acknowledged the historical significance of Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states Biden touts Trump saying Harris would be 'fine choice' for VP pick Kamala Harris: The conventional (and predictable) pick all along MORE (D-Calif.) being chosen by former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states Biden touts Trump saying Harris would be 'fine choice' for VP pick Kamala Harris: The conventional (and...
    Meaghan Ellis August 12, 2020 0 Comments House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) is outlining the benefits of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden having Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his vice presidential pick. During an appearance on CNN Wednesday, Clyburn recalled the discussions he’d had with Biden as his campaign team vetted vice presidential candidates. Clyburn noted that Harris’ dreams and aspirations align with Biden’s but the differences in their backgrounds can serve as a means of bridging the gap between two different worlds. The high-ranking Democrat also insists Harris’ proven ability to “[break] through in areas” where women never have before brings a new “aura” to the Biden campaign. “With the success that she’s had breaking through in...
    Greene holds numerous anti-Semitic, racist, and Islamophobic views. According to videos obtained by Politico, she has said that Muslim people do not "belong in our government," equated anti-racism protesters with Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members, claimed there is no systemic racism in the United States because "slavery is over," and suggested that Black people are just "lazy" and make "bad choices." Her support for the baseless QAnon conspiracy, which claims a cabal of powerful politicians — most of them Democrats — are running an international child trafficking ring and working to undermine Donald Trump, has also alarmed onlookers. Greene once posted a YouTube video praising the supposed faceless leader of the QAnon conspiracy movement, saying, "Q is a patriot,"...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district MORE kept up his attacks on Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states Biden touts Trump saying Harris would be 'fine choice' for VP pick Kamala Harris: The conventional (and predictable) pick all along MORE (D-Calif.), who has named former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states Biden touts Trump saying Harris would be 'fine choice' for VP pick Kamala Harris: The conventional (and predictable) pick all along MORE’s running mate for the...
    The mainstream media's coverage of Sen. Kamala Harris, who was picked on Tuesday by Joe Biden as his running mate in the Democratic ticket, shows "how much the scales are tipped in this election," said The Hill's media reporter Joe Concha on Wednesday. "This is the media trying to paint a narrative that the Biden campaign couldn't write any better if it tried," Concha said on "Fox & Friends First." BIDEN VP PICK HARRIS PROMOTED GROUP THAT PUT UP BAIL FOR ALLEGED VIOLENT CRIMINALS While The New York Times labeled Harris a "pragmatic moderate" in its tweet alerting Biden's choice, Concha pointed out that the government watchdog GovTrack.us labels her as the "most liberal Senator" -- further to the left than Sen. Bernie Sanders, Concha said, because she has "no bipartisan...
    ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. President Donald Trump’s recent musings about staging his Republican National Convention speech at the White House drew criticism from government ethics watchdogs and even one Republican senator, John Thune of South Dakota. The suggestion wasn’t an isolated blending of official presidential duties and the campaign. It was part of a yearslong pattern of disregarding such boundaries in the Trump White House. There is a law, called the Hatch Act, that prohibits most government officials from engaging in politicking in the course of their official work. The law does not apply to the president or vice president. While...
              Live from Music Row Tuesday 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 public affairs strategist Clint Brewer in the studio. During the third hour, Brewer weighed in on the recent Republican and Democratic U.S. Senate primary results noting that Bill Hagerty held an aggressive campaign in the rural areas while Sethi’s campaign may have underestimated them. He added that the Democratic primary upset of James Mackler by victor Markita Bradshaw could be attributed to her geographic location in Shelby County and riding the current wave of left-wing ideologies. Leahy: We are joined in...
    Rex Features Susan Rice, the potential Democratic pick for vice president, is considered one of the country’s leading experts on foreign policy. But while her experience will count in her favour, it will also give Republicans a clear plan of attack leading up to the election in November. The foreign policy expert was nominated as the ambassador of the United Nations by President Barack Obama, a nomination the Senate at the time unanimously confirmed. But her time as ambassador of the United Nations – from 2009 to 2013 – and then later national security adviser to Mr Obama, until 2017, has been called into question by Republicans – specifically her role in the Benghazi attacks. US posts in Benghazi,...
    WASHINGTON - Months after her presidential campaign collapsed amid questions over her political identity, Kamala Harris suddenly and forcefully found her voice – and at a fortuitous time.  Harris, a 55-year-old U.S. senator from California, was chosen by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as his running mate on Tuesday, making history as the first Black woman and Asian-American on a major presidential ticket.  Her selection came as little surprise. With the United States in the midst of a reckoning over its history of racial injustice, Biden had increasingly been pressed to select a woman of color. Harris, who became the Senate’s second Black woman in its history when she was elected in 2016, was always at the top of the list. ...
    Sarah Palin, the second woman in U.S. history to be included on the presidential ticket, congratulated Sen. Kamala Harris on becoming the third - and then gave her some frank advice.  'Out of the chute trust no one new,' Palin wrote on Instagram Tuesday. 'Fight mightily to keep your own team with you - they know you, know your voice, and most importantly are trustworthy.'  Palin also called campaign aides 'yahoos' and warned her against 'handlers' coming from the Biden campaign.  Sarah Palin (right) penned an Instagram message Tuesday to Sen. Kamala Harris, who was chosen by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to be his running mate. Palin included a picture of her with Geraldine Ferraro (left) the first...
    Some progressives expressed their frustration and condemnation of Joe Biden's selection of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate. Ever since Biden became the presumptive Democratic nominee, there has been an ongoing debate on the left as to who he could pick as his vice president that can motivate enough of the base, including supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to support the ticket in November. On Tuesday, Biden announced that Harris would be his vice president. Sanders himself extended his support for his Senate colleague and former 2020 rival. CONSERVATIVES REACT TO HARRIS AS BIDEN RUNNING MATE, BLAST NY TIMES FOR 'PRAGMATIC MODERATE' DESCRIPTOR "Congratulations to @KamalaHarris, who will make history as our next Vice President. She understands...
    DONALD Trump slammed Joe Biden's VP pick "phony Kamala" Harris, saying her appointment is proof Biden has "surrendered to radicals." During his White House press briefing on Tuesday, Trump issued a scathing attack on Harris, who was announced as Biden's running mate. 8trump said he was 'surprised' Biden picked Harris Credit: Getty Images - Getty 8His campaign produced a video called 'phony' about her VP spotCredit: YouTube 8Trump said Harris 'told many many stories that weren't true'Credit: Splash News The president told reporters he was "surprised" Biden picked Harris, claiming she's "told many many stories that weren't true [and] she's very big into raising taxes." He insisted she had done "very, very poorly" in the primaries and "ended up...
    Welcome to The Hill’s Campaign Report, your daily rundown on all the latest news in the 2020 presidential, Senate and House races. Did someone forward this to you? Click here to subscribe. We’re Julia Manchester, Max Greenwood and Jonathan Easley. Here’s what we’re watching today on the campaign trail. IT'S OFFICIAL: Biden picks Harris as his running mate  Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he is 'seriously' considering a capital gains tax cut Why Joe Biden is in trouble Harris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick MORE has selected Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick The Hill's Campaign Report: LIVE: Trump from Gettysburg | The many unknowns of 2020 | Omar among those facing...
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) dropped out of the 2020 presidential race because she could not fire her sister. That is an overly simplistic assessment — but not by much. Maya Harris, the senator’s younger sister, is widely regarded as a brilliant attorney, but that did not make her a great campaign adviser. More to the point, it made Maya Harris nearly impossible to fire, which meant that Kamala Harris could not easily fix problems as they arose. And the problems began early. I covered my first Kamala Harris event in May, in Los Angeles, where she drew an impressive turnout for an “organizing” rally. Thousands crowded into a local community college to catch a glimpse of the home-state favorite. But...
    An article in the Intercept last week reported that a Wikipedia editor was scrubbing the page of former Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), considered a prominent member of the shortlist to be Joe Biden’s Vice Presidental pick. The piece mentioned changes such as removing a past campaign finance scandal and Harris’ record as a hard-line prosecutor. Changes not mentioned include removals of the alleged role nepotism played in her early political career and significant favorable additions about Harris. Other Wikipedia editors have begun working to undo the changes made to the Harris page, although many details remain missing. On Twitter, the Wikipedia editor responsible for most removals was identified as Bao Nguyen, a former volunteer organizer for the Harris...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris The Trump campaign had its attacks on Sen. Kamala Harris ready to go as soon as former Vice President Joe Biden picked her to be his vice presidential nominee. Only, despite labeling her a “phony” and branding her as a radical leftist, the Trump campaign isn’t so much attacking Harris as it is desperately trying to reframe the race. Neither Donald Trump nor his campaign has really been able to land a blow on Biden—from Ukraine to “Sleepy Joe” to claims that Biden is experiencing major cognitive decline—so now the strategy is to pivot and try to make this choice into proof that Biden is a radical leftist (ha ha ha ha ha), turning...
    US SENATOR Kamala Harris has been named as Joe Biden's running mate in the 2020 Presidential election. Harris, who was revealed as Biden's pick on August 11, is the first black woman to serve in the role and was once a considered a candidate for the top Democratic job. 3 Harris is currently serving as the junior US Senator for California since 2017Credit: AP:Associated Press Who is Kamala Harris? Kamala Harris is an American attorney and politician who is currently serving as the junior US Senator for California since 2017. The 55-year-old was born in Oakland, California and is a member of the Democratic Party. She is married to Douglas Emhoff who is also a lawyer. The couple reportedly met...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY JAMES OLIPHANT Months after her presidential campaign collapsed amid questions over her political identity, Kamala Harris suddenly and forcefully found her voice – and at a fortuitous time. Harris, a 55-year-old U.S. senator from California, was chosen by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as his running mate on Tuesday, making history as the first Black woman and Asian-American on a major presidential ticket. Her selection came as little surprise. With the United States in the midst of a reckoning over its history of racial injustice, Biden had increasingly been pressed to select a woman of color. Harris, who became the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden's selection of California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate (all times local): 4:40 p.m. President Donald Trump’s campaign is blasting Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick, calling Sen. Kamala Harris “phony.” In a statement, Trump adviser Katrina Pierson says Harris “will abandon her own morals, as well as try to bury her record as a prosecutor, in order to appease the anti-police extremists controlling the Democrat Party.” Pierson says Harris has “gleefully embraced the left’s radical manifesto, calling for trillions of dollars in new taxes and backing Bernie Sanders’ government takeover of healthcare.” Pierson calls Harris “proof that Joe Biden is an empty shell being filled with the extreme...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden’s selection of California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate (all times local): 4:40 p.m. President Donald Trump’s campaign is blasting Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick, calling Sen. Kamala Harris “phony.” In a statement, Trump adviser Katrina Pierson says Harris “will abandon her own morals, as well as try to bury her record as a prosecutor, in order to appease the anti-police extremists controlling the Democrat Party.” Pierson says Harris has “gleefully embraced the left’s radical manifesto, calling for trillions of dollars in new taxes and backing Bernie Sanders’ government takeover of healthcare.” Pierson calls Harris “proof that Joe Biden is an empty shell being filled with the...
    (CNN)It is a measure of these extraordinary times that Joe Biden's historic choice for vice president was also the most conventional. In choosing Kamala Harris, Biden selected the candidate who had been the frontrunner among political handicappers and betting markets for months. The senator from California fulfills Biden's pledge to name a woman and responds to the expectation that he would pick the first woman of color ever to serve on a national ticket. Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate Pressure to make such a choice has been building since the killing of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer triggered nationwide protests over racial inequity. And beyond the historic nature of Harris' selection,...
    The Democratic National Committee snubbed Andrew Yang, the tech entrepreneur who made a splash in the Democrat primary race with his happy-go-lucky style and major pitch for a universal basic income, excluding him from the list of speakers for next week’s party convention. “I’ve got to be honest I kind of expected to speak,” Yang said in a social media post on Tuesday following reports of the convention’s speaker lineup. “Maybe I endorsed against one too many incumbents,” he mused: I’ve got to be honest I kind of expected to speak. — Andrew Yang???????? (@AndrewYang) August 11, 2020 Maybe I endorsed against one too many incumbents. Ƕ — Andrew Yang???????? (@AndrewYang) August 11, 2020 Yang, who suspended his campaign in...
    Although Noam Chomsky has often been highly critical of former Vice President Joe Biden and other centrist Democrats, the 91-year-old author is encouraging progressives to vote for him in this year’s presidential election — and to keep a close eye on Biden if he wins. But he’s also warning that President Donald Trump is still “quite capable” of an “October surprise.” In an interview with writer C.J. Polychroniou for Truthout, Chomsky stressed that despite all the polls showing Biden ahead, a Biden victory is “anything but a sure thing.” Chomsky told Polychroniou, “Election tampering is a huge industry. Massive campaign funding in the last days can have a major effect, as seems to have happened in 2016. The leading specialist...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's elections (all times local): 10:40 a.m. A Republican congressional candidate in Connecticut has abruptly ended his campaign on the day of his primary election following his arrest on a domestic assault charge. The state Republican Party says Thomas Gilmer was arrested late Monday and dropped out of the race because of “the severity of the accusations." The party had endorsed Gilmer over his primary opponent. Wethersfield police say Gilmer was charged on a warrant with first-degree unlawful restraint and second-degree strangulation and posted a $5,000 bond. He is expected to appear in court Tuesday. Gilmer’s campaign website was down, and he could not immediately be reached for comment. The 29-year-old Gilmer, of Madison,...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday’s elections (all times local): 10:40 a.m. A Republican congressional candidate in Connecticut has abruptly ended his campaign on the day of his primary election following his arrest on a domestic assault charge. The state Republican Party says Thomas Gilmer was arrested late Monday and dropped out of the race because of “the severity of the accusations.” The party had endorsed Gilmer over his primary opponent. Wethersfield police say Gilmer was charged on a warrant with first-degree unlawful restraint and second-degree strangulation and posted a $5,000 bond. He is expected to appear in court Tuesday. Gilmer’s campaign website was down, and he could not immediately be reached for comment. The 29-year-old Gilmer, of...
    “No I didn’t take a test. Why the hell should I take a test?” replied, in an interview broadcast Wednesday, an irritated Joe Biden. At 77, his mental agility is relentlessly questioned by the campaign team of Donald Trump, 74, whom he will face on November 3 during the US presidential election. The former vice president earlier this summer said he was constantly tested, before clarifying that he was speaking about the rigors of the presidential campaign and his encounters with voters. “It’s like I tell you, before you come on this show, to do a test to see if you take cocaine or not. What do you think, eh? Are you a junkie?” he continues facing the CBS...
    Quito, Aug 10 (EFE) .- The Jocotoco Conservation Foundation launched an international campaign on Monday to raise funds to protect one of the “most threatened ecosystems in the world”, in the Chocó area of ​​Ecuador. The “Save the Chocó” campaign seeks to raise five million dollars, in five weeks, to buy and protect 23,000 hectares of virgin rainforest, unique in Chocó, the cradle of biodiversity on the western slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes. It is “one of the most important areas in America that is home to more than 140 species of amphibians and reptiles,” the Foundation said in a statement. “The conservation opportunity for this area is unprecedented! The purchase of these lands would connect the surrounding reserves, their...
    Wisconsin voters will head to the polls Tuesday, the second time voting will occur in the state during the coronavirus pandemic, giving election officials one final test run before November, according to CBS News campaign reporter Adam Brewster. In April, clerks were swamped with last minute requests for absentee ballots and many voters around the state reported that they did not receive their ballots by Election Day. There were also issues finding poll workers in April and some cities had to cut the number of polling sites, leading to massive lines. Most dramatically, Milwaukee was only able to operate 5 of its usual 180 polling locations. Poll workers still proved difficult to find in August. The Wisconsin National Guard is providing more...
    Welcome to The Hill’s Campaign Report, your daily rundown on all the latest news in the 2020 presidential, Senate and House races. Did someone forward this to you? Click here to subscribe. We’re Julia Manchester, Max Greenwood and Jonathan Easley. Here’s what we’re watching today on the campaign trail.  LEADING THE DAY:  The Gettysburg Address might be about to take on a whole new meaning. President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MORE said Monday he plans to deliver his Republican National Convention acceptance speech either at the White House or “the great battlefield”...
    Actor D. L. Hughley has weighed in on the well-being of Kanye West, saying that while he believes the rapper has clear issues, he has accused him of being 'conveniently mentally ill.'  West, 43, first acknowledged his bipolar disorder in 2018, a condition that is associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs and can be controlled with medication. The rapper's wife Kim Kardashian West hinted last month that his struggle with bipolar was to blame for his recent erratic behavior, that has seen him embark on an unlikely bid for presidency and get emotional at his first campaign rally in South Carolina while discussing abortion.  Speaking out: Actor D. L. Hughley has accused Kanye...
    Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about economic recovery during a campaign event at Colonial Early Education Program at the Colwyck Center on July 21, 2020 in New Castle, Delaware. Biden took no questions from the press at the conclusion of the event. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Joe Biden can’t keep a secret. Joe Biden is the guy who walks out of the Jordan Peele film, Us, saying “I can’t believe Adelaide is the clone!” while walking past everybody waiting in line. Joe Biden is the guy who sees you reading the bible on the train, leans over, and says “You know he comes back in the end right?” Biden is your friend who’s still...
    For a man who has been in politics for nearly 50 years, it seems incredible that Joe Biden is hoping to be elected president by voters who never even get a real look at who he is today. Early voting begins in 16 states before the first presidential debate — two weeks, in some cases, before Joe Biden and President Donald Trump are first scheduled to debate in Cleveland, Ohio. In the normal run of things, that might not be remarkable, but as 2020 never tires of reminding us, these are not normal times. The COVID-19 pandemic, along with the ongoing wave of protests, riots, and destruction across the country, has provided the Biden campaign with a myriad of convenient excuses...
    Are you satisfied with what President Trump has been able to do in the past three and a half years or are you disap… https://t.co/K3PJUhneWB — TheBlaze (@TheBlaze)1597068610.0
    NEW YORK (AP/CBS) — Presumptive democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is expected to announce his running mate soon. For all the secrecy and speculation that typically surrounds the search for a vice presidential candidate, the decision rarely sways an election. But ahead of Joe Biden’s imminent announcement, this year could be different. At a minimum, the decision will shift the force of the campaign — at least temporarily — away from Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency onto Biden himself. That’s not a place many Democrats are comfortable given Biden’s proclivity for gaffes and the persistent lack of excitement behind his candidacy. More fundamentally, the choice offers Biden an unusual opportunity to unify a party still reeling from Trump’s 2016 win and solidify its future. He’s...
    Meghan Markle has sent her thanks and personally called a fan after they set up a campaign to raise funds in the duchess' name for a charity which works to educate girls in rural Africa. The Duchess of Sussex, 39, who is currently living in LA with Prince Harry, 35, and their son Archie, one, expressed her gratitude to the admirer after their social media effort, titled #InspiredByMeghan, saw $80,000 donations made to CAMFED.  Meghan is a passionate advocate of the work of charity CAMFED - the Campaign for Female Education - which believes one of the best ways to alleviate poverty and inequality is through education. Twitter user @freepeeper, who appears to be from America, shared the exciting news with their 8,000 followers, writing: 'Omg!...
    It’s another Sunday, so for those who tune in, welcome to a diary discussing the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. If you’ve missed out, you can catch up any time: Just visit our group or follow the Nuts & Bolts Guide. Every week I try to tackle issues I’ve been asked about. With the help of other campaign workers and notes, we address how to improve and build better campaigns, or explain issues that impact our party. We are entering convention week, and now is the time when we are going to see Republican attacks against our nominee, and, more recently, attacks against those who are marketing themselves like they’re on our side ... but may not actually be on our side at all....
    Friday marks 147 days since Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police in her home. Now, Oprah Winfrey is making sure that people in Taylor's community of Louisville, Kentucky, don't forget what happened — by launching a massive billboard campaign across the city demanding that the officers involved be arrested and charged. "O, The Oprah Magazine" announced the initiative on Friday, saying that the 26 billboards — one for each year Taylor's life — were launched across Louisville on Thursday, including downtown and on Interstate 65. Each billboard features the portrait of Taylor that will be featured on the September cover of the magazine, along with a clear message: "Demand that the police involved in killing Breonna Taylor be...
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered a warning on Sunday over the signs that Russia is once again attempting to meddle with America’s electoral institutions. In an interview with MSNBC’s Zerlina Maxwell (who worked for Clinton’s 2016 campaign), Clinton was asked for what advice would she give Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign to address Russian interference. The question comes shortly after U.S. intelligence officials warned that Russia is once again trying to meddle in America’s elections, and that they and China seem to want President Donald Trump to win re-election. “When even the Trump administration intelligence officials have to admit that there is so much activity coming from Russia that is designed to help Trump, then you...
    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...
    THE death of PC Andrew Harper, who was killed when he was dragged for more than a mile by a ­getaway car in Berkshire last year, resonated with so many people. We were moved partly because he died in the line of duty after responding to a call about a burglary. But also because he was only 28 years old and had been married to his beautiful wife Lissie for just a month. 8PC Andrew Harper's mother Deborah Adlam has launched a campaign for tougher punishments for those who kill police officersCredit: PA:Press Association It was heartbreaking to see the photos of the pair overflowing with love and happiness at their wedding — while knowing his life had been needlessly...
    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...
    Melanie McFarland August 6, 2020 11:30PM (UTC) Nothing good has come from Donald Trump's relentless demonizing of the mainstream media, save for the swelling market for series and documentaries dedicated to reminding the public that mainstream journalists are human beings. The humans of CNN, you see, are not evildoers on a mission to mislead the public, but people whose job it is to get close to the heart of the story and report what they see and hear, lending context when called upon to do so, and who have conversations with their children over breakfast – just like you! : The latest of these humanizing missions is HBO Max's "On the Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries,"  a whirlwind ride-along...
    Rapper Megan Thee Stallion has added another string to her bow in the form of a major beauty campaign with Revlon - after being named as the newest face of the iconic makeup brand.  The 25-year-old's new role comes just weeks after the chart-topping musician, whose real name is Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, sustained a gunshot wound and was hospitalized for treatment - and just one day after she spoke out to insist that the traumatic incident won't keep her 'down for a long time'. And Megan has now made that sentiment crystal clear, unveiling a bold new campaign for Revlon, whose other A-list ambassadors include Gal Gadot, Ashley Graham, and Adwoa Aboah.   Center stage: Megan Thee Stallion has...
    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...
    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...
    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 Trump on Thursday slammed Joe Biden for asking a black journalist if he was a “junkie.” “It was a great insult to the black community,” Trump told reporters on the White House South Lawn as he departed for a trip to Ohio. Biden, 77, snapped on Wednesday when asked by CBS correspondent Errol Barnett if he had taken a cognitive test, as Trump suggested Biden do. “Come on, man. That’s like saying to you, before you got on this program, if you had to take a test where you’re taking cocaine or not. What do you think, huh? Are you a junkie?” Biden replied. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee defeated Sen. Bernie Sanders in this year’s primaries with strong...
    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...
    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...
    Joe Biden is looking to rev up his presidential campaign by getting behind the wheel of his 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray to 'vette' himself for office. The presumptive Democratic nominee has released a new ad promoting American manufacturing that features the classic green convertible. (Joe Biden) "I didn't get a chance to flat-shift into second. I was afraid I'd go through those guys," he says, following a shot of him briefly accelerating toward a couple of parked cars. Biden is the original owner of the car, which was a wedding gift from his father, who worked at a Chevrolet dealership. During his time as vice president, he often lamented that he wasn’t allowed to drive it due to security concerns. Biden...
    Facebook and Twitter announced Wednesday that they have removed a video of President Trump shared on his Facebook page and Twitter account because it contained "false claims" about the coronavirus. The video was a clip of a phone interview Mr. Trump did with Fox News on Wednesday morning in which he pushed for schools to reopen for in-person learning and falsely claimed children are "almost immune" to the virus. "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 spokesperson for Facebook said. A Twitter spokesperson also confirmed the video "is in violation of the Twitter Rules on COVID-19 misinformation," and added that @TeamTrump,...
    WACO — On the door for the McLennan County Republican Party headquarters on a February night, a flyer read, “Black Voices for Trump.” Inside, 50 or so faces — virtually all of them white — looked up at the speaker before them. “How many of you are tired of being called a racist?” asked the speaker, KCarl Smith, who is Black. Almost everyone in the crowd raised their hands or nodded solemnly. Smith, a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, who grew up in Alabama, came to Waco in a long-shot attempt to energize support among Black voters for President Donald Trump. Finding none in the audience, Smith spent most of the evening coaching white Republican activists on how to better...
    CNN fact checker Daniel Dale on Thursday showed on President Donald Trump’s campaign has been blatantly manipulating photos of former Vice President Joe Biden to make it look like he has spent the last year sitting in his basement. While appearing on “New Day,” Dale dissected images of Biden in Trump’s new ad and showed how the campaign used Photoshop to put the photos in a completely different context. “[The ad] uses three misleading images, one of which is egregiously altered,” Dale said. “That first image shows Joe Biden speaking at a town hall in Iowa outdoors at a nature preserve… what the ad does is remove the microphone from his hand and remove the trees, replacing it with a...
    “Inside the Trump campaign’s effort — and struggle — to win over Black voters in Texas” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. WACO — On the door for the McLennan County Republican Party headquarters on a February night, a flyer read, “Black Voices for Trump.” Inside, 50 or so faces — virtually all of them white — looked up at the speaker before them. “How many of you are tired of being called a racist?” asked the speaker, KCarl Smith, who is Black. Almost everyone in the crowd raised their hands or nodded solemnly. Smith, a native...
    President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign sued Nevada on Tuesday over the state’s expansion of voting by mail after repeatedly pushing false claims about its plan. A mail-in ballot will be sent to all active registered voters in the state after Gov. Steve Sisolak, D-Nev., signed legislation put forward by the state legislature on Monday amid the coronavirus pandemic. Seven states, among them California and Vermont, have now moved to automatically send mail-in ballots to voters amid the ongoing crisis, which has upended in-person voting during primary elections. Trump falsely described the bill as an “illegal late night coup” and alleged that it “made it impossible for Republicans to win the state,” even though research shows mail voting does not favor any one political party. The Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the...
    By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tennessee Republicans will cast their ballots on Thursday in a bitter Senate primary race that will test President Donald Trump's influence and as the two leading candidates fight over who is most qualified to pursue conservative goals. The winner of the nominating election will be well positioned on Nov. 3 to replace retiring Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, the 80-year-old former U.S. secretary of education, who is among a dwindling number of moderate Republicans in Congress. The three nonpartisan U.S. elections-ratings services view the seat as solidly Republican and not in play as Democrats seek a majority in the Senate. The state will also hold a series of House of Representatives primaries that are unlikely...
    (CNN)When there's news from the campaign trial, the reporter covering the story often appears on screen perfectly composed and coiffed as they deliver urgent updates with ease. But what you don't get to witness is the work that's happening behind the scenes. For every flawless live shot from Iowa, there's a producer hanging out of a barn window in a desperate attempt to get a WiFi signal mere moments before going on air. And that calm voiceover heard during the primetime news? That's all thanks to the thick winter coat doubling as a makeshift recording studio in the middle of the world's busiest airport -- because story deadlines wait for no reporter's flight schedule.Those are just two of the memories...