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    After a short interruption due to a shooting near the White House, President Donald Trump gave a supremely deceptive and misleading press conference on Monday afternoon. Daniel Dale, CNN’s leading fact-checker of the president, said it was notable for its dishonesty, even when judged by the incredibly low standard Trump has set. “They’re all at...
    President Trump on Monday argued the U.S. government surveillance of people connected to his 2016 campaign during the Obama era could be a “potential liability” for former national security adviser Susan Rice if she is selected as Joe Biden’s running mate. “I don’t want to say how much she’s involved,” Trump said of Rice during...
    President Trump utilized the "Barack Obama method" by extending federal unemployment benefits and instituting a payroll tax holiday through a series of executive orders, "one of which stretches the law in a way that a future progressive President will surely cite as a precedent,"  the Wall Street Journal editorial board lamented Monday. The paper did...
    Susan Rice, a top contender in the race to become Joe Biden's running mate, is under increased scrutiny from progressives for her deep financial ties to the Keystone Pipeline and other fossil fuel and energy companies. Rice, the former national security adviser to President Barack Obama, had investments in at least five such companies, including as...
    In fact, Obama signed far fewer executive orders than Trump has. Three-and-a-half years into his first term, Trump has signed 177 executive orders, more than the 109 Obama signed in his first four full years as president, according to data from the Federal Register. Here are 10 times Trump said governing by executive order was...
    The first night of the Democratic National Convention will have a theme of unity against President Trump, with former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Bernie Sanders and former First Lady Michelle Obama all slated to speak. Kasich, a Never Trump Republican who ran against President Trump in the 2016 GOP primary, will appear the same...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden criticized President Donald Trump’s executive order paving the way for a payroll tax holiday years after former President Barack Obama called it “inexcusable” for lawmakers not to extend a similar cut during the recovery from the 2008 recession. Trump signed an executive order Saturday ordering a payroll tax holiday from...
    Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice is unfit to be vice president because her policy ideas cannot be implemented amid the “kind of threats the United States is facing around the world,” Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., said on Monday. “I was on the front lines of Susan Rice’s poor judgment, bad policy, she would be...
    A former Obama White House official, Susan Rice, is a top contender to be Joe Biden's running mate. Even if she is not chosen as the vice-presidential nominee, she is likely to be a key player if he wins. So who is she? Speaking at a White House cocktail party shortly before Donald Trump...
    The Wall Street Journal's editorial board criticized 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 for signing executive orders Saturday to extend unemployment benefits and other coronavirus relief measures, likening...
    A look at Trump's claim during a news conference Friday evening in Bedminster, New Jersey: TRUMP: "Over the next two weeks, I'll be pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover all preexisting conditions for all customers. That's a big thing. I've always been very strongly in favor. ... This has never...
    The public does not trust the mainstream media because of journalists pushing their opinions over facts, The Hill's media reporter Joe Concha told "Fox & Friends" Monday. Concha cited a "disturbing" poll released last week, a study from Gallup and the Knight Foundation, showing 86 percent of Americans believe media outlets lean one way or another politically and a majority of Americans, 56...
    Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown (D) advised Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHuffPost reporter: Biden's VP shortlist doesn't suggest progressive economic policies Hillary Clinton labels Trump coronavirus executive actions a 'stunt' Why Joe Biden needs Kamala Harris MORE (D-Calif.) to "politely decline" any offer to be presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump denies White House...
    The far-right groups triggering violence at peaceful Black Lives Matter protests helped associate BLM with mayhem and spin the media image of the movement into a narrative of chaos and violence in the minds of many independent voters. Donald Trump attempted a similar trick in Portland with a bastardized version of the Nixonian law and...
    Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden portrayed Michael Brown as the victim of a police shooting on Sunday—the sixth anniversary of Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri—despite the fact that the Obama-Biden Department of Justice determined that officer Darren Wilson had acted out of “self-defense.” “It’s been six years since Michael Brown’s life was taken in...
    Jill Biden will continue teaching if her husband, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Trump executive order is 'a reckless war on Social Security' Trump got into testy exchange with top GOP donor Adelson: report Blumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections MORE, wins the presidency, she told CBS...
    Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaDemocratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports Michelle Obama and Melinda Gates warn girls' education at risk due to pandemic Michelle Obama on depression: 'I'm doing just fine' MORE, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Trump team pounces on Biden...
    Susan Rice is reportedly on the short list to be former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate. It would be an odd choice: Rice has never held elective office, and has little popular appeal. Her record of foreign policy is one of astonishing failure, from the Rwandan genocide to the Benghazi terror attack. Her main...
    Donald Trump abruptly ended a press conference after facing a question about why he has repeatedly claimed credit for a program for veterans that was actually passed by Barack Obama in 2014. Trump held a press conference on Saturday from his company’s golf resort in New Jersey, where he has spent the last several days....
    Eleven killed in suspected arson at Czech apartment block NBA considering delaying start of 2020-21 season so that fans can attend? Michelle Obama shared a new Spotify playlist that she says is inspired by #BlackGirlMagic © Jim Young / Reuters Michelle Obama often shares playlists of music that she describes as meaningful to her. Jim...
            by Robert Romano  The U.S. economy produced between 1.35 million and 1.8 million jobs the month of July, bringing the total number of jobs created since April when labor markets bottomed with the federal and state governments in lockdown to combat the Chinese coronavirus to between 9.3 million and 10 million. Further speeding...
    Michelle Obama often shares playlists of music that she describes as meaningful to her. Jim Young / Reuters Michelle Obama shared a Spotify playlist of songs inspired by the first season of her eponymous podcast. "It's filled with incredible new artists and a whole lot of #BlackGirlMagic," she said of her playlist in...
    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is teasing the possibility of executive action to require health insurance companies to cover preexisting medical conditions, something that he says “has never been done before.” It’s been done before. People with such medical problems have health insurance protections because of...
    Former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama laughs while signing copies of her new book ‘Becoming’ during a book signing event at a Barnes & Noble bookstore, November 30, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) After dropping the first episodes of her self-titled podcast, former First Lady Michelle Obama has released...
    Former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama arrives on stage at an event at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School on December 03, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) In the second episode of “The Michelle Obama Podcast” on Spotify, the former first lady revealed that she’s suffering from ‘low-grade depression.’ Now she’s...
    (CNN)The first night of the Democratic National Convention is currently expected to bring a message of unity featuring Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former first lady Michelle Obama and former Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, according to a source who has seen current convention plans. The speakers represent a wide political spectrum of support for former...
    (CNN)Michelle Obama recently revealed that because of the pandemic and racial injustice in the US, she has been experiencing low-grade depression.For the former first lady -- perhaps the most well-known Black woman in the world -- to be so candid about her mental health is hugely significant, two psychiatrists told CNN."It allows other Black women...
    Former First Lady Michelle Obama said on the latest episode of her podcast that the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the Trump Administration's response, has placed her on an emotional rollercoaster.Obama said she is "dealing with some form of low-grade depression" due to what she called the administration's hypocrisy. She noted that she is not alone...
    (CNN) — La ex primera dama Michelle Obama dice que sufre de una «depresión de bajo grado». ¿Las razones? La pandemia, las relaciones raciales en Estados Unidos y la lucha política que la rodea, dice ella. «Me estoy despertando en medio de la noche porque me preocupa algo o porque hay pesadez», dijo Obama en...
    An uproar in Congress has accompanied President Trump appointing retired Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata to a Pentagon position after his Senate confirmation hearing was abruptly canceled last week. Now, the Pentagon is saying President Barack Obama did it too. “I will just point out that in the prior administration, a current member of Congress was...
    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...
    During the second episode of her podcast, Michelle Obama revealed that she has been struggling with “low-grade depression” due to the coronavirus pandemic, the racism she sees around the United States, and the actions of Donald Trump’s administration, The Guardian reported. “I know that I am dealing with some form of low-grade depression,” she said....
    Wednesday on her new podcast, former first lady Michelle Obama called coronavirus an opportunity to think about “how wealth is distributed” to lower-income essential workers. Obama noted the “power” that would enable what “we” could do to allow such actions. Journalist Michele Norris said, “There’s kind of a new COVID vocabulary, isn’t it. There are...
    In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates spoke with great conviction about a phone call I had with the National Security Adviser-designate General Flynn on December 29, 2016. She suggested—wrongly—that I was a conduit passing along directives from President-elect Trump to General Flynn on what to say to...
    Former president Barack Obama encouraged Americans to take voting seriously on the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, which was intended to help undo procedures that made it difficult for Black Americans to cast their ballots. In a series of Thursday morning tweets, the 44th president referenced the fact that the Act was passed 55...
    Roberts joined the liberal justices to block Donald Trump from canceling the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and to strike down an anti-abortion law in Louisiana that would have shuttered almost all of the state's abortion clinics. Roberts was also part of the majority to rule that LGBTQ workers are protected by civil rights...
    Former first lady Michelle Obama announced that she is suffering from depression, adding that President Donald Trump is one of the contributing factors. Obama started her own podcast in late July, and the first episode featured her husband, Barack Obama. In the second episode of "The Michelle Obama Podcast," the former first lady...
    ▶ Watch Video: Former First Lady Michelle Obama reveals she has “low-grade depression” Former first lady Michelle Obama has opened up about the “low-grade depression” she is experiencing during this difficult year — a year that has felt “heavy” for many, she said. On the second episode of “The Michelle Obama Podcast,” Mrs. Obama sat...
    One of Joe Biden’s rumored vice presidential contenders praised Bowe Bergdahl for serving the country “with honor” in 2014. The Obama administration secured Bergdahl’s release from Taliban imprisonment in 2014 after he deserted his Army post in 2009 in Afghanistan and was subsequently held hostage. Susan Rice, who was national security adviser for President...
    (CNN)Former First Lady Michelle Obama says she's suffering from a "low-grade depression." The reasons? The pandemic, race relations in the US and the political strife surrounding it all, she says."I'm waking up in the middle of the night because I'm worrying about something or there's a heaviness," Obama said in her "The Michelle Obama Podcast"...
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) continued to voice his frustration with Republican colleagues who are considering another massive coronavirus relief package with little regard for the budget, Axios reported. Congress is working toward another economic stimulus and relief package, and while Republicans have resisted some of the Democrats' most costly proposals, they appear poised to...
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden appeared to break from former President Barack Obama on whether or not the Senate needs to eliminate the filibuster, only to immediately backtrack when pressed on the issue. In an interview with the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists, CBS News national correspondent Errol...
    Former first lady Michelle Obama has a case of "low-grade depression" because of the current state of affairs in the country. Speaking on "The Michelle Obama Podcast" that was published Wednesday, she said the racial protests and how the Trump administration reacts to and deals with issues is having an effect on her. "Im dealing...
    PRESIDENT Trump attacked Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton with an "OBAMAGATE’" video, claiming he was "spied on and sabotaged." Trump has previously made unproven "Obamagate" conspiracy claims that Obama was part of a conspiracy along with US intelligence officials to undermine his presidency. 10Trump claimed he was 'spied on and sabotaged' in an...
    President Donald Trump is still trying to overturn “Obamacare,” but his predecessors health care law keeps gaining ground in places where it was once unwelcome. Missouri voters this week approved Medicaid expansion by a 53% to 47% margin, making the conservative state the seventh to do so under Trump. The Republican president readily carried Missouri...
    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — ATTN DESK: FOR THURS PMs. CAN BE ILLUSTRATED WITH FILE ART OF MISSOURI VOTERS. KEVIN VINEYS IS WORKING ON A MAP. President Donald Trump is still trying to overturn “Obamacare,” but his predecessor's health care law keeps gaining ground in places where it was once unwelcome. Missouri...