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    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is under investigation for possibly violating the Hatch Act after her department promoted an interview she gave with Fox News during which she criticized Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The investigation, conducted by the Office of the Special Counsel, focuses on a video posted on the department's YouTube page that includes DeVos calling Biden's changed stance on school choice "shameful." DeVos is shown responding to Biden's promise to rollback school choice policies if he is elected president in November. DeVos is the latest high-profile Trump administration official to come under fire for a potential violation of the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty. The OSC found that 12 other senior officials within the administration violated the act, but the majority of cases were minor enough to only warrant a warning letter. On one occasion, former White House counselor...
            by Kaylee Greenlee  The Biden-Harris immigration plan could allow up to 52 million new immigrants to settle in the U.S., according to a Federation for American Immigration Reform analysis provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation. “This dramatic increase would eclipse the entire current foreign-born population of the country,” the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a nonprofit that advocates for reduced immigration, stated. The campaign’s proposals, which include eliminating detention for many illegal border crossers, halting border wall construction, and scaling back deportation, would also increase the taxpayer-funded costs of services and benefits for illegal immigrants to more than $200 billion annually — a 50% increase, according to FAIR’s analysis. “Campaigns are an opportunity for candidates to present to the voters their vision on important policy matters,” FAIR President Dan Stein said said in a statement. “To their credit, the Biden-Harris campaign has done just that...
    The Office of the Special Counsel has started investigating Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for potentially violating the Hatch Act for her comments during an interview with FOX News' Martha MacCallum, according to Politico. During the interview on "The Story", Devos had been asked about Biden's promise to roll back her school choice policies. "Today he’s turned his back on the kids that we’re talking about and he’s turned his face in favor of the teachers union and what they have to say and what they have to demand and it’s really shameful,” Devos said. The interview was then promoted through the official channels of the Department of Education, according to an email shared by the outlet. EDUCATION SECRETARY DEVOS WARNS ABOUT WAVE OF PRIVATE SCHOOL CLOSINGS: 'THAT'S A CRISIS IN THE MAKING' The complaint, shared by Politico, alleges that Devos' comment "attacked Democratic Presidential Candidate Vice President Joe Biden and his education proposals in...
    A group of former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) heads, including two that served under Republican presidents, endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll GOP set to release controversial Biden report Can Donald Trump maintain new momentum until this November? MORE on Monday, slamming the direction of the agency under the Trump administration. “I've never seen an administration that actually seems to me to have a war against the environment and a war on science,” Christine Todd Whitman, a former Republican governor from New Jersey who ran the EPA under then-President George W. Bush, said in a call with reporters “The Environmental Protection Agency has a very simple mission, it's to protect human health in the environment. This administration seems determined not only to do away with it, but to turn its back aggressively on that mandate,” she added. The call, hosted...
    The Biden-Harris immigration plan could allow up to 52 million new immigrants to settle in the U.S., according to a Federation for American Immigration Reform analysis provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation. “This dramatic increase would eclipse the entire current foreign-born population of the country,” the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a nonprofit that advocates for reduced immigration, stated. The campaign’s proposals, which include eliminating detention for many illegal border crossers, halting border wall construction, and scaling back deportation, would also increase the taxpayer-funded costs of services and benefits for illegal immigrants to more than $200 billion annually — a 50% increase, according to FAIR’s analysis. “Campaigns are an opportunity for candidates to present to the voters their vision on important policy matters,” FAIR President Dan Stein said said in a statement. “To their credit, the Biden-Harris campaign has done just that on immigration policy.” “But policy proposals...
    Florida gun-control advocate Fred Guttenberg, mass-shooting survivor former Rep. Gabby Giffords and Hollywood A-listers Alyssa Milano and Bradley Whitford are hosting a virtual anti-gun violence fundraiser for Joe Biden—an event that quickly came under fire from gun control critics. In a Thursday tweet, Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the Feb. 14, 2018, mass shooting at Parkland High School, said the online event would be held Sept. 24. It’ll also include Democratic Reps. Lucy McBath of Georgia and Ted Deutch of Florida, both gun control advocates. “We need to continue to show the importance of this issue,” Guttenberg wrote. But according to Breitbart columnist AWR Hawkins, gun control measures supported by the virtual event hosts wouldn’t have mattered in some recent mass shootings, and derided the celebrities’ involvement. “Milano and Whitford are two Hollywood celebrities who are quick to push gun control after a crime,” he argued.  He criticized Whitford’s...
    Ari Melber is well suited to the current moment. He’s the anchor of popular MSNBC show The Beat, and an omnipresent legal analyst for the network at a time when such commentary is in high demand. And now, as yet another national news story (this time the presidential election) becomes consumed by legal questions, he joined The Interview to discuss his The Beat, the news cycle and what we can expect from election day. Melber’s idiosyncratic show — which pairs savvy analysis with the occasional rap lyric — has carved out a comfortable spot in the network’s lineup, and distinguished itself with thought-provoking segments like a recent long-form report on cell phone videos exposing police brutality. The Beat picked up an Emmy nomination for a particularly riveting interview with four Trump campaign staffers who served as witnesses for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The show handily beats the ratings...
    By BILL BARROW, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden is resisting calls from President Donald Trump and even some fellow Democrats to release his list of potential Supreme Court picks seven months after he pledged to name the first Black female justice. Some on the left suggest that outlining potential picks would help Biden build enthusiasm in the final weeks of the campaign, particularly after he already selected California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, making her the first Black woman on a major presidential ticket. Trump, meanwhile, is eager to comb through a list to find possible nominees who would bolster his false depiction of Biden as an extreme liberal. Trump helped insert the Supreme Court squarely into presidential politics in 2016 by taking the unprecedented step of releasing a list of potential nominees before he was elected, a move that helped rally the conservatives who ultimately...
    ATLANTA – Joe Biden is resisting calls from President Donald Trump and even some fellow Democrats to release his list of potential Supreme Court picks seven months after he pledged to name the first Black female justice. Some on the left suggest that outlining potential picks would help Biden build enthusiasm in the final weeks of the campaign, particularly after he already selected California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, making her the first Black woman on a major presidential ticket. Trump, meanwhile, is eager to comb through a list to find possible nominees who would bolster his false depiction of Biden as an extreme liberal. Trump helped insert the Supreme Court squarely into presidential politics in 2016 by taking the unprecedented step of releasing a list of potential nominees before he was elected, a move that helped rally the conservatives who ultimately carried him to victory. But...
    President Donald Trump contradicted his Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head saying he was 'confused' and 'mistaken' when he told Congress a coronavirus vaccine wouldn't be widely available until the second quarter of next year.  Trump also said Dr. Robert Redfield must have 'misunderstood' a question when he told a Senate committee, 'I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine.'   'No, the mask is not more important than the vaccine,' Trump said, telling reporters he called Redfield earlier Wednesday to set him straight. 'Maybe he misunderstood both of them,' he said of the two newsy questions posed to Redfield by U.S. senators that morning.  President Donald Trump contradicted his own CDC chief at Wednesday's press briefing, calling Dr. Robert Redfield 'confused' and 'mistaken' for saying vaccines wouldn't be widely...
    CEO and chairman of casino company Las Vegas Sands Sheldon Adelson (L) listens as US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Keep America Great rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 21, 2020.Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images Casino magnate and Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson is plotting a spending blitz to support President Donald Trump with just under 50 days to go until Election Day, CNBC has learned.  Adelson, the CEO of Las Vegas Sands, is looking to spend anything from around $20 million to upwards of $50 million in a last ditch effort to help Trump overcome Joe Biden, according to people familiar with the matter. Most of the sum is expected to go toward the new pro-Trump super PAC Preserve America, these people added. Other organizations, including the campaign, the Republican National Committee and groups helping Republicans in Congress, could also see some of Adelson's money...
    Former — and very brief — Trump White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci predicted that the economy and Wall Street would enjoy strong momentum if Democratic nominee Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump. Trump has repeatedly warned that if he were to lose the 2020 election, the economy and stock market would crash. But Wall Street analysts have dismissed his claims and the major indexes have risen even as Biden has held strong polling leads all through the past summer. (In early 2019, Trump also threatened that the stock market would tank based solely on the prospect of House Democrats’ impeaching him, which they eventually did over his Ukraine misconduct later that year, with no effect o the market.) Speaking with progressive host Dean Obeidallah for his SiriusXM satellite radio show, Scaramucci was likewise optimistic. “What do you think a Biden presidency would mean, first, as our nation, our soul,...
    Democratic candidate Joe Biden held an Instagram chat with Jerry Harris weeks before the Cheer star was placed under FBI investigation for allegedly soliciting sex and explicit pictures from two minors.   The allegations against Harris, 21, come from 14-year-old Texas twins, Charlie and Sam, who claim they were harassed at cheerleading competitions and online from when they were 13 and Harris was 19 years old.   In June, Harris tweeted a clip of a short Instagram session where he appeared alongside Joe Biden. The post was accompanied with a caption urging black voters to turn out on Election Day to vote for the former Vice President.   'I had the opportunity to speak with Vice President @JoeBiden a few days ago about some really important issues facing our country right now, in particular young adults and the Black community,' Harris tweeted on June 12. 
    Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Monday took a page out of President Trump's campaign playbook by saying "you aren't safe" under Mr. Trump — but due to climate change. Mr. Trump has campaigned that Biden and the Democrats want to "abolish the suburbs." "You know what is actually threatening our suburbs?" Biden said during a speech in Delaware addressing fires burning across the West coast. "Wildfires are burning the suburbs in the West. Floods are wiping out suburban neighborhoods in the Midwest. Hurricanes are imperiling suburban life along our coast. If we have four more years of Trump's climate denial, how many suburbs will be burned in wildfires? How many suburban neighborhoods will have been flooded out? How many suburbs will have been blown away in super storms?"     California fires 2020: Homes burn, thousands evacuated 73 photos The suburban vote is considered key to either candidate's path to...
    Enlarge Image Former vice-president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (L) and Senator from California and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris greet supporters outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention AFP via Getty Images Not so fast, Kamala Harris. The vice presidential candidate got a bit ahead of herself when she referred to the “Harris administration,” while discussing economic plans during a virtual roundtable. “A Harris administration, together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States,” she said Saturday before correcting her apparent Freudian slip. “The Biden-Harris administration will provide access to $100 billion in low-interest loans and investments from minority business owners,” the California senator continued. President Trump recently called Biden a “Trojan Horse for socialism,” noting that Harris has one of the most liberal voting records in the senate. Democratic U.S. Vice Presidential nominee Sen....
    Kamala Harris, Joe Biden's running mate in the 2020 election, raised eyebrows on Monday evening after she accidentally touted economic plans under a "Harris administration." Speaking during a virtual roundtable with small business owners in Arizona, Harris vowed that they will have an ally in the White House with the campaign's "Build Back Better" initiative. However, the California senator appeared to briefly suggest that she was at the top of the Democratic ticket. "A Harris administration, together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States," she said. She quickly clarified, "The Biden-Harris administration will provide access to $100 billion in low-interest loans and investments from minority business owners." TRUMP ACCEPTS INVITATION FOR FOURTH DEBATE MODERATED BY JOE ROGAN Many on social media questioned whether Harris' misstatement was a "Freudian slip" as critics of the Biden candidacy insist that former VP is a placeholder for the liberal senator. "Joe better hire a food...
    A popular Netflix personality who is reportedly under FBI investigation for soliciting nude photos from minors helped boost Joe Biden's presidential campaign earlier this year. USA Today reported on Monday that the FBI executed a search warrant at the home of Jerry Harris, one of the stars of the Netflix docuseries "Cheer." "The FBI is conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity in that area," Siobhan Johnson, a special agent public affairs officer, told Fox News in a statement on Monday.  However, the FBI would not elaborate on specifics and did not name Harris. A rep for Harris did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. Netflix had no comment when reached by Fox News. In a statement to TMZ on Monday, a spokesperson for Harris said: "We categorically dispute the claims made against Jerry Harris, which are alleged to have occurred when he was a teenager. We are confident that when the investigation...
    Joe Biden's economic plan would impose higher taxes on top earners and corporations to pay for investments in education, infrastructure and other domestic programs, according to a new analysis. The plan would increase taxes by $3.375 trillion, not enough to pay for a planned $5.35 trillion spending spree, according to the Penn Wharton Budget Model. Much of the burden would be borne by those in the very top income brackets, while households that make $400,000 a year or less would not see a direct tax increase, the analysis finds. . [ MORE: Biden Hammers Trump, Makes Appeal to Michigan ]Overall, Biden's proposed economic policies would increase the national debt slightly in the short term while decreasing it in the long term. The Trump campaign has run ads and crafted messaging warning middle class households that Biden's plans would result in a significant increase in their taxes. But the analysis shows that...
    Former LifeLock spokesperson (and New York mayor) Rudy Giuliani is now seeking to distance himself from a member of the Ukrainian parliament who was sanctioned last week by the U.S. Treasury Department as an “active Russian agent.” The sanctions target Andrii Derkach, a Ukrainian lawmaker who has ties to Russian intelligence that date back more than a decade. Treasury now accuses Derkach of running a “covert influence campaign” aimed at the 2020 U.S. presidential election since late 2019. Giuliani met with Derkach last year in Ukraine in the former mayor’s role as Donald Trump’s attorney, during a trip aimed at digging up dirt on Joe Biden, then viewed as the Democratic frontrunner and now the party’s presidential nominee. Derkach and Giuliani discussed the much-debunked allegations about Biden in a segment on One America News Network (OAN), which Giuliani replayed on his personal podcast this March. According to the Treasury Department, Derkach was pushing “false and unsubstantiated narratives concerning U.S. officials in the upcoming 2020 presidential election” into U.S. media...
    "Trump lied. People died." This was the hot smear from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., after the first snippets of tape were released from Bob Woodward’s new anti-Trump book, "Rage." The president told Woodward back in March that he wanted to downplay the coronavirus so people wouldn't panic, even though he said he'd been told it was an airborne threat. Predictably echoing Schumer, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough dug into the mud bucket: "Donald Trump says he didn't want Americans to panic. No, he just wanted to sit by and watch them die." Insert the MSNBC pandemic slogan: "This is who we are. We are in this together." ADRIANA COHEN: CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC WRONG TIME FOR HYPOCRITICAL FINGER-POINTING Let's put aside the nagging question of why Republican presidents grant interviews to this liberal Watergate warhorse. Let's focus instead on the nastiness of blaming hundreds of thousands of deaths on the president. Imagine,...
    Democrats are trying to maximize the severity of the coronavirus shutdowns until the election because they want to hurt President Trump, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told "The Ingraham Angle." Senate Democrats blocked a Republican coronavirus rescue package Thursday, likely preventing a fifth relief bill before the November election. LAURA INGRAHAM ALLEGES DEMOCRATS TRYING TO KEEP AMERICANS FROM 'PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS' "Democrats despise this president so much, they want to inflict pain," he said Thursday night. "They'd rather watch America suffer than see the president succeed at something." VideoReacting to Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer recorded as saying the country's largest county would not reopen its schools until "after the election," McCarthy said Democrats are politicizing science. He added that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he would shut down the economy even after that. SEAN HANNITY: BIDEN 'DID EVERYTHING WRONG' IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS, IS HOPING 'YOU WILL ALL...
    Cuban-born Maximo Alvarez, whose parents fled Fidel Castro’s regime, said Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is “influenced by radical people.” “I will no longer use the word ‘socialist’ because this happened in my country, this is in my bones, this is in my body. Socialism is just a name that communists use to fool you. And Mr. Biden may be or may not be, but I'm telling you, his policies, he's being totally influenced by radical people,” Alvarez told Fox News’s Bill Hemmer on Wednesday. Alvarez fled Cuba to the United States in 1961 as part of Operation Pedro Pan, which brought more than 14,000 minors to the U.S. as dictator Fidel Castro rose in power in Cuba. He went on to found Sunshine Gasoline Distributors in South Florida. Alvarez said that countries such as Cuba and Venezuela have been destroyed by communism and warned the same could hit...
    Twitter has come under fire for not taking down a 'deceptively edited' video that made Donald Trump look 'disoriented' before the president walked toward Marine One on the White House lawn.  Twitter user Tom Joseph shared the video on Sunday with the caption: 'Trump is lost [and] disoriented here. His mind goes blank and he doesn’t remember what he's supposed to do next.  'He's deep into his degenerative neurological disease — Frontotemporal dementia — mindlessly lumbering and zigzagging in the grass towards a puddle.' The video had a 'manipulated media' tag added to it by Twitter on Monday, but was allowed to go viral with 2.7 million views, according to Fox News.  It has since been deleted or removed.  Twitter has come under fire for not taking down a 'deceptively edited' video that made Donald Trump look 'disoriented' before the president walked toward Marine One on the White House lawn Several...
    President Trump has "delivered" for the people of Wisconsin during his first term in office, former Republican Gov. Scott Walker told "Your World" on Monday, predicting a strong turnout for the president in the crucial battleground state. "This president not only can relate to the forgotten men and women -- many of whom are everyday hardworking people, many of whom are in labor unions as well as non-union workers -- but this guy’s delivered," Walker said. Walker highlighted the strength of the economy prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic – and the partial recovery this spring and summer. HARRIS, PENCE MAKE DUELING TRIPS TO BATTLEGROUND WISCONSIN "You look before the pandemic, we had the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years. The lowest ever recorded obviously for African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, people with disabilities and veterans," he argued. The optimistic jobs report released last week indicates to voters that "Donald Trump is the guy who got them back to work in the past and he is going to get them back to work again right now," Walker...
    Getty Joe Biden, 2020 vice-presidential candidate, has said that he wants to raise all essential workers pays as one of his coronavirus relief measures. Other measures include increasing PPE protections, enforcing worker safety guidelines and increasing access to COVID-19 testing. Here’s what you need to know about his plan for essential workers.Biden’s Plan Earned Him the Endorsement From a Major Service Employee UnionBiden calls for premium pay for frontline workersJoe Biden is calling for extra premium pay, free and regular COVID testing and paid sick leave for the nation's essential workers, from healthcare employees to those who work in grocery stores and meatpacking plants. (May 4) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Google+: https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ ​ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1e0f7bd422b14a49a6b2a2fda64b605a2020-05-04T17:45:45Z As part of Biden’s “battle for the soul of the nation,” he said that he wants...
    As Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden met with the family of Jacob Blake after his shooting by police in Kenosha, Wis., Blake’s father came under fire for some social media posts. Jacob Blake Sr. wrote anti-Semitic and anti-white posts on Facebook in 2018 and 2019, including Facebook comments that refer to “the Jewish controlled media” and insinuate  Jews in Pittsburgh were warned before a synogogue shooting that killed 11 worshipers.  He also expressed support for Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader whose rhetoric includes anti-Semitism, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported. Other conservative web sites, including Breitbart and the Washington Times, also reported on the entries, which remain publicly visible. An Orthodox Jewish news site, Vos iz Neias, also chimed in, asking in a headline: “Joe Biden, Do You Really Want To Meet Such A Rabid Antisemite?”  Many Orthodox voters, worried about the possibility of rising crime, find President Donald Trump’s law-and-order...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden recommended that believers of the QAnon conspiracy theory seek mental health treatment. He was asked about the fringe movement in a press conference from Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday. "I’ve been a big supporter of mental health. I’d recommend people who believe it should take advantage of it while it still exists under the Affordable Care Act," Biden said. QAnon is a conspiracy theory tied to a right-wing fringe culture that claims "deep state" satanists are working to undermine President Trump, among other things. The tangle of theories and subtheories sprung from someone, who claimed to be a high-ranking intelligence officer in the Trump administration, posting in anonymous internet forums called "Q." The "Q's" cryptic predictions have repeatedly been false. Last month, Trump declined to renounce support from QAnon or call the group's beliefs false. "I don’t know much about the...
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden finally condemned the violence gripping American cities after weeks of silence on the issue, but the question remains whether he would do enough to keep America safe, Laura Ingraham said Monday. "It took the polls tightening in key states to jolt Joe Biden out of his basement ... and after three months of essentially his indifference, Biden called for an end to the riots," the "Ingraham Angle" host said. DEMS STRUGGLE TO ADDRESS RIOTS The former vice president, speaking Monday in Pittsburgh, charged that “this president [Trump] long ago forfeited any moral leadership in this country. He can’t stop the violence – because for years he has fomented it ... fires are burning and we have a president who fans the flames rather than fighting the flames.” And countering the president’s claims that Biden will govern like a radical, Biden emphasized: “You know me. You know my heart. You know my story, my...
    Joe Biden reiterated Monday he won't ban fracking if elected president. "I’m not for banning fracking. Let's say that again. I’m not for banning fracking — no matter how many times Donald Trump lies about me,” Biden said during a speech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a key swing state and hub for the natural gas fracking boom. The Trump campaign has been running local television ads in Pennsylvania saying that Biden will ban fracking. Biden has only promised to end new fracking leases on federal lands, where only 13% of natural gas was produced in 2017. But he has struggled to overcome a gaffe during an exchange with Bernie Sanders in a March debate, in which Biden declared, “no new fracking.” A recent CBS poll found voters almost evenly split, along party lines, on supporting or opposing fracking. News Energy and Environment Fracking Joe Biden Natural Gas Pennsylvania
            by Andrew Trunsky  Over 100 former staffers for former President George W. Bush, the late Sen. John McCain and Sen. Mitt Romney endorsed Democratic nominee Joe Biden for president Thursday, Politico reported. “What unites us now is a deep conviction that four more years of a Trump presidency will morally bankrupt this country, irreparably damage our democracy, and permanently transform the Republican party into a toxic personality cult,” Romney Alumni for Biden said in an open letter. Thirty-four former staffers from the Utah Republican’s 2012 presidential campaign signed the letter, Politico reported. Over 100 former McCain staffers also endorsed Biden in an open letter saying, “Given the incumbent’s lack of competent leadership, his efforts to aggravate rather than bridge divisions among Americans, and his failure to uphold American values, we believe the election of former Vice President Biden is clearly in the national interest.” One of the organizers...
    Sen. Tom Cotton told the Republican National Convention President Trump’s foreign policy accomplishments, especially on confronting China, far eclipsed those of Democratic nominee Joe Biden. “Joe Biden aided and abetted China’s rise for fifty years with terrible trade deals that closed our factories and laid off our workers,” the Arkansas Republican said Thursday evening. “President Trump stands up to China’s cheating, and stealing, and lying.” Cotton, 43, said that while Biden has a well-documented 47-year track record of weakness and failure, Trump has made America strong again. He pointed to the administration’s success in eradicating ISIS, in contrast with how the terror network grew while Biden was vice president. He slammed the Iran nuclear deal the Obama administration negotiated, from which Trump withdrew. Cotton argued the pact strengthened the Iranian regime. The senator has emerged as a top Trump ally, especially on immigration and China. Cotton was early in calling...
    Rudy Giuliani pulled no punches during his address at the 2020 Republican National Convention. Today my city is in shock," Giuliani said. "Don't let Democrats do to America what they've done to New York," Giuliani said. The former mayor of New York City and attorney for President Trump viciously attacked Democratic nominee Joe Biden and progressive groups like Black Lives Matter. “Biden has changed his principles so often, he no longer has any principles," he said. "He’s a Trojan horse with Bernie, AOC, Pelosi, Black Lives Matter, and his party’s entire left wing just waiting to execute their pro-criminal, anti-police, socialist policies.” On Monday, Giuliani took to Fox to preview some of his remarks and warned viewers that a Democratic president would lead to a spreading of urban violence seen in Minneapolis and Portland following the death of George Floyd. “If you want to take...
    Joe Biden falsely claimed that there were no "racial riots" in the last four years of the Obama administration while he criticized President Trump's response to nationwide civil unrest, including the riots that broke out this week in Kenosha, Wisconsin. "By the way, if you notice, the last four — the four years before, we — we created more jobs in the last three years than he's created so far, No. 1," Biden said on MSNBC Thursday, responding to Trump's argument that Biden did not solve issues in the nearly five decades since he first took public office. "Like that old phrase goes, everything he's inherited, he screwed up. He screwed up the economy so badly." He then turned to talking about riots under President Barack Obama. "For the last four years, we weren't having riots, racial riots. And when they occurred, we didn’t have to go...
    Over 100 former staffers for former President George W. Bush, the late Sen. John McCain and Sen. Mitt Romney endorsed Democratic nominee Joe Biden for president Thursday, Politico reported. “What unites us now is a deep conviction that four more years of a Trump presidency will morally bankrupt this country, irreparably damage our democracy, and permanently transform the Republican party into a toxic personality cult,” Romney Alumni for Biden said in an open letter. (RELATED: Trump’s Former DHS Chief Of Staff Endorses Biden) Thirty-four former staffers from the Utah Republican’s 2012 presidential campaign signed the letter, Politico reported. WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 5: Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) talks about how his faith guided his deliberations on the articles of impeachment during impeachment proceedings against U.S. President Donald Trump (Photo by Senate Television via Getty Images) Over 100 former McCain staffers also endorsed Biden in an open letter saying, “Given the...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden accused President Trump of being part of the problem as violence, unrest and racial tension remain prevalent across the country In an interview with MSNBC, the former vice president compared the state of the country during President Obama’s second term with Trump’s first, but appeared to overlook a major event that took place in the middle of the second Obama-Biden administration. BIDEN: TRUMP 'ROOTING FOR MORE VIOLENCE, NOT LESS' "For the last four years we weren't having riots, racial riots," he said of his second term with Obama. "When they occurred, we didn't have to call in the National Guard." Biden appeared to overlook the violent protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., following the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown. As violence overtook the St. Louis suburb, Gov. Jay Nixon did indeed call in the National Guard. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DEPLOYS 200 AGENTS TO KENOSHA AMID UNREST "Tonight,...
    Alice Johnson, the grandmother freed by President Trump on the advice of Kim Kardashian, was sentenced to life in prison by a crime bill that Joe Biden co-sponsored, wrote and championed, The Post can reveal. As a single mom-of-five in 1996, Johnson, now 65, was slapped with five concurrent life sentences without the chance of parole on a first-time non-violent drug charge for her involvement in a million-dollar cocaine ring. Trump commuted her sentence in June 2018 following lobbying from reality TV star and lawyer-in-training Kim Kardashian and Johnson will speak at Thursday’s 2020 Republican National Convention finale. But Johnson would never have been sentenced to life in prison if not for a 1986 drug abuse act written by then-Senator Joe Biden which stiffened penalties for drug offenses and disproportionately targeted black people. President Barack Obama and his veep also refused Johnson’s pleas for clemency three times, including in the...
    Democrats have routinely accused President Donald Trump and Republicans of sowing distrust in the upcoming election, especially with conspiracy theories about the U.S. Post Office. They even allege that Trump may not peacefully leave office if defeated in November. House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the third-highest ranking Democrat in the House, said earlier in the month, "I don't think he plans to leave the White House. He doesn't plan to have fair and unfettered elections." In fact, during the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton claimed Trump was a "threat to our democracy" after he did not commit to accept the election results during a debate. "To say you won't respect the results of the election, that is a direct threat to our democracy. The peaceful transfer of power is one of the things that makes America America," said Clinton. Now,...
    White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Tuesday said that the US would face “dark days” if Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden defeats President Trump “Our economic choice is very clear: Do you want economic health, prosperity, opportunity and optimism? Or do you want to turn back to the dark days of stagnation, recession and pessimism?” Kudlow said in remarks on the second night of the 2020 Republican National Convention. “I believe there can’t be better economic policies than we’ve had in recent years. So I say, stay with him.” Trump slammed Biden’s proposal to roll back some of the tax cuts that Trump signed into law in 2017. “In economic terms, folks, this is no time for a $4 trillion tax hike. Coming out of the deep pandemic, who in their right mind would pick the pockets of taxpayers and drain money from their wallets and purses? Kudlow said....
    White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Tuesday said that the US would face “dark days” if Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden defeats President Trump “Our economic choice is very clear: Do you want economic health, prosperity, opportunity and optimism? Or do you want to turn back to the dark days of stagnation, recession and pessimism?” Kudlow said in remarks on the second night of the 2020 Republican National Convention. “I believe there can’t be better economic policies than we’ve had in recent years. So I say, stay with him.” Trump slammed Biden’s proposal to roll back some of the tax cuts that Trump signed into law in 2017. “In economic terms, folks, this is no time for a $4 trillion tax hike. Coming out of the deep pandemic, who in their right mind would pick the pockets of taxpayers and drain money from their wallets and purses? Kudlow said....
    Former First Lady Hillary Clinton is urging Joe Biden not to concede the election 'under any circumstances,' predicting the vote could will drag out beyond Election Day. Clinton made the comment in an interview conducted by her own former communications director, Jennifer Palmieri, for HBO's 'The Circus.' Clinton, who referenced her own 2016 race where she won nearly 3 million votes more than Donald Trump but lost the election in the Electoral College, said Trump may hold a 'narrow advantage' in the Electoral College on Election Day itself.  ''Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances because I think this is going to drag out, and eventually I do believe he will win,' Hillary Clinton told HBO's 'The Circus' But she was unequivocal in her guidance to her successor Democratic Party nominee.   'Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances because I think this is going to drag out,...
    Hillary Clinton issued a warning for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in a new interview released Tuesday, urging the former vice president to not concede defeat on the night of the Nov. 3 election — no matter the circumstances. "Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances," Clinton said. "Because I think this is going to drag out, and eventually, I do believe he will win, if we don't give an inch and if we are as focused and relentless as the other side is." Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee, lost the presidential election four years ago to President Trump. An aggregate of polls by RealClearPolitics shows Biden leading Trump, a Republican, by more than 7 percentage points nationally. But Clinton suggested the election will be "close," accusing Republicans of trying to tamper with the results by "messing up absentee balloting" to secure a narrow advantage in the Electoral College. REPUBLICANS OFFICIALLY RE-NOMINATE TRUMP AT...
    Hillary Clinton has some advice for Joe Biden — if it is a close race on election night do “not concede under any circumstances.” In a clip from an interview with her former campaign staffer Jennifer Palmieri on Showtime’s docu-series “The Circus“, the 2016 failed presidential candidate was asked what she thought President Trump and the Republican Party would do if Biden triumphed in November. Clinton speculated the GOP would try “messing up absentee balloting” and would launch lengthy legal battles with an army of lawyers to contest the result. The Trump campaign has already begun suing states like New Jersey over their mail-in ballot plans. “We’ve got to have a massive legal operation, and I know the Biden campaign is working on that,” Clinton says — predicting a bitter and messy election and urging fellow Democrats to not give “an inch.” “We have to have our own teams of...
    Hillary Clinton said on Monday that Joe Biden should not concede the presidential election “under any circumstances,” an idea she dubbed “a direct threat to our democracy” in 2016. Clinton told former communications director Jennifer Palmieri that Democrats “have to have a massive legal operation” on Election Day “and I know the Biden campaign is working on that.” Hillary Clinton has some advice for Joe Biden: Don’t concede in a close race. The 2016 nominee sits down with @jmpalmieri and @sho_thecircus to urge Dems to pay close attention to GOP strategy. pic.twitter.com/REwfLf1QjS — The Recount (@therecount) August 24, 2020 “We have to have poll workers and I urge people who are able to be a poll worker. We have to have our own teams of people to counter the force of intimidation that the Republicans and Trump are going to put outside polling places, this is a big organizational challenge,”...
    Former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton suggested that Joe Biden “should not concede under any circumstances” as the results come in during the 2020 election. Clinton made the comment during a conversation with her former aide, Jennifer Palmieri, on Sunday night’s episode of Showtime’s The Circus. The two spoke about Biden’s next steps following the Democratic National Convention. After Palmieri remarked that President Donald Trump remains “formidable” despite the multitude of issues pressing the country, Clinton replied by saying that “the only way [Republicans] can win is by either suppressing or stopping voting, or outright intimidating people into feeling that they have to go with the strong guy to stand up against all these threats that Trump is gonna gin up to scare people.” Hillary Clinton has some advice for Joe Biden: Don’t concede in a close race. The 2016 nominee sits down with @jmpalmieri...
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that if mail-in voting caused the November election to “drag out,” Democrats should be prepared for a legal battle. Clinton spoke with former aide Jennifer Palmieri about the upcoming election and how she would advise former Vice President Joe Biden to proceed, especially in the event that the fight transitioned from the ballot box to the courts. (RELATED: PATRIOTS: Breaking Down Hillary Clinton’s DNC Speech) WATCH: “I think that [Republicans] have a couple of scenarios that they are looking toward. One is messing up absentee balloting. They believe that helps them so that they then get maybe a narrow advantage in the Electoral College on Election Day,” Clinton claimed. “So we’ve got to have a massive legal operation, and I know the Biden campaign is working on that.” The 2016 Democratic nominee said that she believed a close race, if it went to...
    FORMER Democratic presidential candiate Hillary Clinton has said current candidate Joe Biden "should not concede under any circumstances" in the fall election. A new ShowTime interview with the former first lady reveals that Clinton believes the final results for the November election will be dragged out, The Hill reported. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 1Clinton believes the final results for the November election will be dragged outCredit: Hulu "I do believe he will win if we don't give an inch and if we are as focused and relentless as the other side is," she said. "I think that [Republicans] have a couple of scenarios that they are looking toward," Clinton said. "One is messing up absentee balloting. They believe that helps them so that they then get maybe a narrow advantage in the Electoral College on Election Day. ...
    Bradley Cortright August 25, 2020 0 Comments As the general election draws near, many are warning that the results may not be known on election night. And former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has some advice for her party’s current standard-bearer Joe Biden: Do not concede. In an appearance on Showtime’s “The Circus,” Clinton told former campaign aide Jennifer Palmieri that she believes Biden should not concede if the race is close. “Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances because I think this is going to drag out, and eventually, I do believe he will win if we don’t give an inch and if we are as focused and relentless as the other side is,” Clinton said.Watch the video below: Hillary Clinton has some advice for Joe Biden: Don’t concede in a close race.The 2016 nominee sits down with @jmpalmieri and @sho_thecircus to urge Dems to pay close attention to GOP...
    Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPoll: Biden leads Trump nationally and in North Carolina Biden holds 1-point lead over Trump in new Texas poll Red meat for the right wingers will be the main course at RNC MORE said in a new interview that Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Memo: Fear overshadows hope at GOP convention's first night Former Trump administration officials launch anti-Trump group Trump, GOP seek to rebut Democratic narrative on night one MORE "should not concede under any circumstances" because she believes the final results in November's election are "going to drag out" due to mail-in voting. "Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances because I think this is going to drag out, and eventually, I do believe he will win if we don't give an inch and if we are as focused and relentless as the other side is," Clinton told former aide Jennifer Palmieri on Showtime's "The...
    Hillary Clinton thinks Joe Biden will “eventually” win the presidential election, and if he doesn’t win right away, he should “not concede under any circumstances.” The two-time loser sat down with Jennifer Palmieri, her campaign’s former communications director, for “The Circus” program on Showtime, where she urged Democrats to fight until Biden wins the 2020 election. “If it’s a close election — let’s say Biden ‘wins’ — what do you think Trump will do?” Palmieri asked Clinton. Clinton suggested that Trump and his administration have several scenarios, one of which is “messing up absentee balloting… so that they then get a narrow advantage in the Electoral College on Election Day.” But Hillary said the Biden campaign is preparing for a lengthy legal battle after the election. “We’ve gotta’ have a massive legal operation, I know the Biden campaign is working on that,” Hillary said. “We have to have poll workers,...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY JOSEPH AX AND JEFF MASON President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans opened their national convention on Monday by painting a dire portrait of America if Joe Biden wins the White House in November, arguing that the 50-year moderate Democrat would usher in an era of radical socialism and chaos. Trump set the tone early in the day when he addressed delegates in Charlotte, North Carolina, after formally securing their nomination for another term, and claimed without evidence that Democrats were trying to steal the election. Republicans had vowed to offer an inspiring, positive message in contrast to what they characterized as a dark and gloomy Democratic convention last week. But the first night’s prime-time program featured speakers who peppered their remarks with ominous predictions if Democrats win power. “They...
    Reuters August 25, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans opened their national convention on Monday by painting a dire portrait of America if Democrat Joe Biden wins the White House in November, arguing he will usher in an era of radical socialism and chaos. Trump set the tone early in the day when he addressed delegates in Charlotte, North Carolina, after formally securing their nomination for another term, and claimed without evidence that Democrats were trying to steal the election. Republicans had vowed to offer an inspiring, positive message in contrast to what they characterized as a dark and gloomy Democratic convention last week. But the first night’s prime-time program featured speakers who peppered their remarks with ominous predictions if Democrats win power. “They want to destroy this country and everything that we have fought for and hold dear,” Trump campaign adviser Kimberly Guilfoyle said....
    By David Morgan | Reuters WASHINGTON – More than two-dozen former Republican U.S. lawmakers, including former Senator Jeff Flake, endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president on Monday, the first day of the Republican National Convention, in the latest rebuke of President Donald Trump by members of his own party. The 27 former members of Congress joined a “Republicans for Biden” initiative organized by the Biden campaign to encourage Republican support for the Democrat, the Biden campaign said. They cited Trump’s “corruption, destruction of democracy, blatant disregard for moral decency, and urgent need to get the country back on course” as reasons for the move, according to a Biden campaign statement. “I was a Republican long before the president ever called himself one, and I’ll be a Republican long after identifying as such is no longer useful to him,” Flake said in a 16-minute video explaining his decision to endorse...
    President Trump on Monday sought to align himself with Christians and contrast the Republican Party with Democrats, saying that it is "not a mistake" that several delegates at the Democratic National Convention left the phrase "under God" out of the Pledge of Allegiance. "I heard it. I heard it a number of times. I was listening. I said, 'That was strange, sort of weird,'" Trump said during the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. "You've heard it all your life: 'Under God, under God.' All of a sudden, those two words are missing." Trump said he thought that the omission was "a mistake" until he heard it again on another day. "I said, 'That's not a mistake,'" Trump said before alleging that the Democratic National Committee did not require its participants to recite the phrase. Trump's remarks come as he increasingly aims his speeches directly at his base, emphasizing...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse passes B bill to boost Postal Service Trump seeks to overcome eroding support among women Here are the states where Kanye West is on the ballot MORE said in an interview aired Sunday he will not raise taxes for Americans making less than $400,000.  The Democrat, in a joint interview aired on ABC News with his running mate Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisTrump seeks to overcome eroding support among women Does Trump suffer from 'self-destructive syndrome'? Could Kamala Harris transform law enforcement as the vice president? MORE (D-Calif.), said everybody should pay “their fair share.”  “I will raise taxes for anybody making over $400,000,” Biden told ABC’s David Muir.  Biden added that “no new taxes” would be raised for anyone making under $400,000.  Muir also pressed Biden on if it is “smart to tax business” while the U.S. is recovering from the economic fall-out of the...
    (CNN)Democrats avoided using the "I" word during the national convention this week. Over the course of four nights, party members blasted the President as a genuine threat to democracy and urged voters to support Joe Biden if they want a leader who can provide a steady hand in confronting the multiple crises that face our country. Julian ZelizerViewers could have walked away from the convention without knowing that just last December, the House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Congressman Adam Schiff, who was highly praised for his role as House impeachment manager, did not get much airtime during the DNC, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi didn't mention impeachment during her remarks on Wednesday. While the Senate ultimately acquitted Trump, with Sen. Mitt Romney being the lone Republican dissenter, the event was historic and Trump joined a short list of three US...
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a June 25 campaign event in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.Mark Makela | Reuters Health insurance for the nation's older population could undergo some changes if Joe Biden wins the presidential election in November. The Democrat nominee wants to expand both Medicare coverage and eligibility for the program, as well as ease costs for prescription drugs. At the same time, however, there are challenges at play. For starters, Medicare funding is under pressure due to reduced revenue coming in during the pandemic-induced economic downturn. Basically, the trust fund that supports Medicare Part A (hospital coverage) could be insolvent — i.e., its revenue would not be enough to cover expenses — several years earlier than 2026 as last projected, experts say.  "That will require Congress and the next president to step in and make sure Medicare is able to meet its future obligations," said Tricia Neuman, executive...
    Sen. Cory Booker told viewers of the virtual Democratic National Convention that a Joe Biden presidency will raise the minimum wage and restore dignity to working Americans. “Working people are under attack,” The New Jersey Democrat said. “The wealth gap grows, our middle class shrinks, and poverty persists.” Booker said his grandfather’s union job lifted his family out of poverty. He said Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would raise the minimum wage, “so no one who works a full time job in America lives in poverty.” Booker ran for the Democratic nomination but dropped out in mid-January. His job at the virtual DNC was to promote Biden’s agenda for workers. He criticized Trump for saying the economy is doing well. “Together we’ll fight for those who keep us healthy and keep us safe, who teach our children, we’ll stand for those who cook and serve and clean,...
    Trump himself has repeatedly complained about a recent surge in violent crime — without claiming any responsibility for it — while saying that if Biden is elected, "the chaos and bloodshed will spread to every community in our land." Ingraham has made the same sorts of claims on her show. "If Biden's elected," she said in July, "antifa will consider it their victory, and that means violence becomes an acceptable protest tactic and a staple of American life everywhere." The current violence happening under Trump, she said, is "only" happening in cities and states under Democratic control. On Tuesday's episode, which aired right after the conclusion of the second night of the Democratic convention, Ingraham complained that speakers ignored the violence Fox and Trump have hyped for weeks. "There wasn't a word about the skyrocketing number of murders in Democrat-controlled cities," Ingraham said. "Murders are up 29.1% in New York City...
    Bernie Sanders has unleashed a scathing attack on President Donald Trump, suggesting that under him "authoritarianism has taken root in our country."Addressing the opening night of the virtual Democratic National Convention on Monday, the Vermont senator said Trump had proved incapable of controlling the coronavirus outbreak, coping with the economic fallout and addressing institutional racism in the United States and climate change threatening the globe."Nero fiddled while Rome burned," Sanders said. "Trump golfs."EMBED More News Videos Bernie Sanders is the longest-serving independent in Congress. Here's a look at his career from Burlington mayor to the United States Senate. Sanders, who finished second in the Democratic primary behind Joe Biden, struck a more optimistic tone when he thanked supporters who voted for him in 2016 and 2020 for helping to move the country "in a bold, new direction."He called on his backers, as well as those who supported other 2020 Democratic...
    by Janak Rogers, RMIT University A Johannes Leak cartoon published in The Australian today, in which US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is depicted calling his vice-presidential running mate Kamala Harris a “little brown girl”, has drawn widespread condemnation. Several Australian politicians, including former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, have described the cartoon as racist, as have a suite of journalists and media observers (ex-Labor leader Mark Latham said he loved it). So how on earth does Murdoch editor Chris Dore justify publishing a racist and sexist cartoon about a US Senator who is likely to be the next Vice-President of the US? Murdoch is a Trump mouthpiece. But this is gross even by Murdoch’s gutter standards. pic.twitter.com/EWwsfEaKOq — Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) August 14, 2020 I am firmly in the camp that thinks this is a racist and sexist cartoon. As a journalism lecturer with an ongoing interest...
    A top adviser for Joe Biden’s Pennsylvania campaign is under fire for posting numerous slurs against women on social media. The Delaware Valley Journal reported Manuel Guzman Jr., deputy coalitions director for Latino engagement and the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania House District 127 in Berks County, previously posted several derogatory statements on Twitter. “Got damn this girl in front of me got wayyyy to much f***ing perfume on. Like damn mami, if you gotta put that much s*** on #stinkyvag,” he wrote in 2011, referring to female genitalia. “Wait so let me get this straight, so it’s ok for you to punch me in the balls but it’s a big deal when I punch you in the leg? Ahhh women,” he said in another post. The news site found he also wrote “Ungrateful ass b*tches,” “These hoes the same all they change is their outfits,” and “The next b*tch say...
    Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisCandidates on Biden's VP list were asked what they thought Trump would nickname them as part of process: report Bass on filling Harris's Senate spot: 'I'll keep all my options open' Election security advocates see strong ally in Harris MORE (D-Calif.), who became presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenRon Johnson signals some GOP senators concerned about his Obama-era probes On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE's running mate earlier this week, is now under Secret Service protection, according to a new report.  A law enforcement source told the network that Harris has the protection of the...
    Reuters August 12, 2020 0 Comments By bringing U.S. Senator Kamala Harris onto the ticket, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has signaled support for the enforcement of U.S. anti-pollution laws and for suing companies that pollute, environmental groups said. Biden emphasized Harris’ environmental credentials when he announced the senator from California as his choice for vice president on Tuesday, noting lawsuits she had launched both as San Francisco’s district attorney from 2004 to 2011 and then as the state’s attorney general until January 2017. “As Attorney General, Kamala sued corporations like Chevron and BP for damaging the environment, and won,” said a fact sheet detailing Harris’ experience released by Biden’s campaign. The sheet also noted that Harris had sued companies for their alleged roles in exposing Californians to excessive levels of diesel exhaust. Over the last month, Harris has sought to highlight how low-income and minority communities are disproportionately...
    Mara H. Gottfried writes in the Pioneer Press: “The fire at a hotel under construction in downtown St. Paul was intentionally set and it’s being investigated as an arson, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced Tuesday. No one was under arrest as of Tuesday, ‘but there are persons of interest that we’re looking into,’ said Ashlee Sherrill, spokeswoman for the ATF’s St. Paul Field Division.” For the Forum News Service, Emily Cutts writes: “More than two years after her husband was found slain in their Blooming Prairie home, former Minnesota fugitive Lois Riess admitted she was the one who killed him. Riess, 58, pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon in Dodge County District Court, in a hearing held at Kasson-Mantorville High School. She was sentenced to life in prison. … Riess’ 54-year-old husband, David Riess, was found shot to death in the couple’s Blooming Prairie home in March...
    MOST Americans could get $2,000 checks every month until the pandemic is over in a plan backed by Biden's VP pick Kamala Harris. The coronavirus stimulus bill, which has stalled since its proposal by Harris in May, would give qualifying Americans the checks until three months after the end of the pandemic. 1Economic stimulus checks are prepared for printing at the Philadelphia Financial CenterCredit: Getty Images - Getty Democratic Senator Ed Markey co-sponsored the Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act with Harris. “Give every person in our country $2000/month for the duration of the pandemic, $2000/month for 3 months after that, and $2000/month retroactive to March,” Markey, 74, tweeted Monday. Ted Cruz, a Republican Senator from Texas and vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, was quick to mock Markey’s comments. “Why be so cheap? Give everyone $1 million a day, every day, forever. And three soy lattes a day. And...
    Former national security adviser Susan Rice and her husband have funneled thousands of dollars into groups affiliated with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign. Rice, a top contender to be Biden's vice presidential running mate, gave the full contribution cap of $5,800 to the campaign throughout the course of the cycle. Rice and her husband, Ian Cameron, a former ABC News executive producer, also gave $24,000 to the Biden Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee that comprises the Biden campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and a few state Democratic parties. According to the Washington Free Beacon, Cameron gave the Biden Victory Fund $5,600 two days before reports confirmed that Rice was among several women the former vice president was considering as his running mate. Three weeks later, Cameron donated another $5,600 to the fund. Biden, who expressed early on in his campaign that he would choose a...
    Under a Joe Biden presidency, Americans would be "poorer, less safe, less free, and [their] kids will be less educated," Laura Ingraham said Wednesday night on "The Ingraham Angle." "The Democrats are giving us a glimpse ... in California and in New York and on the streets of Chicago and Baltimore [of] Joe's new society," Ingraham said. The host began her program by talking about how Biden would have handled the coronavirus pandemic. FAUCI: TRUMP RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL FROM CHINA, EUROPE, UK SAVED AMERICA LIVES EARLY IN PANDEMIC "Biden would not have banned travel from China. There's no way [he] would have done that. Two months after Trump did just that, Biden was still worrying about hurting China's feelings," Ingraham said. "But under Biden, as under Obama, Europe's feelings [about] a travel ban would have been more important than what was good for Americans." VideoBy the same token, she claimed, Biden would have kept America's land borders...
    WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 22: Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) speaks during a news conference to discuss an upcoming House vote regarding statues on Capitol Hill on July 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. House Democrats have introduced a bill that would replace the bust of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney in the Old Supreme Court Chamber at the U.S. Capitol with one of former Justice Thurgood Marshall. Taney was the author of the 1857 Dred Scott decision that declared African Americans couldn’t be citizens. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Rep. Karen Bass faces criticism for her relationship with Cuba as Democrats move closer to filling the vacant position for Joe Biden‘s running mate from a pool of career politicians. READ MORE: Rep. Karen Bass talks family tragedy that connects her to Biden As theGrio reports, Bass became a likely candidate...
    Donald Trump is coming under fire after making a claim that “jobs will disappear” under Joe Biden, with many pointing out that there has already been record-shattering job losses under the president’s watch. Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to make the claim against the presumptive Democratic opponent, warning that there would be dire economic consequences if Biden were to win the election in November. The tweet started with the president quoting a claim that taxes would be raised by $3 trillion dollars under his opponent, and he then pivoted to a claim that the economic devastation would be even more widespread than tax increases alone. “Actually, it will be much more than that, and much of it on nonsense,” he wrote. “Markets and your 401k’s will CRASH. Jobs will disappear!” As The Huffington Post noted, the tweet drew a sharp reaction from many who pointed out that the U.S....
    Karen Bass is seen as a frontrunner in the race to next to Joe Biden on the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential ticket, but the California congresswoman’s standing could be taking a blow after newly emerged video showing her praising the Church of Scientology. Bass, the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, had been earning some praise from top Democrats and was reported to be on the short list for Biden’s vice presidential pick. But as Mediaite noted, she was hit with some unexpected news during the vetting process as video emerged of her speaking at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a Scientology church in Los Angeles a decade ago. The video was first shared by the Daily Caller, noting that Bass spoke at the event along with a number of local leaders. Bass was a member of the state Assembly at the time. As she spoke at the event, Bass heaped...
    Voice of America (VOA) is facing criticism for sharing a story and video appearing too favorable to presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Politico reported on Thursday that VOA, the US government-funded media organization that broadcasts internationally, had run a video on July 22 of remarks Biden made on its Urdu-speaking service -- with audiences in countries like Pakistan and India -- on its website and various social media platforms. The video, which has since been taken down, shows Biden appealing to Muslim Americans during an online campaign event accompanied with Urdu subtitles and music. POLITICO ACCIDENTALLY REPORTS BIDEN PICKED KAMALA HARRIS AS RUNNING MATE "Your voice is your vote, your vote is your voice. Muslim Americans’ voices matter. I’ll be a president that seeks out and incorporates and listens to the ideas and concerns of Muslim Americans on everyday issues that matter most to our communities. That will include having Muslim American voices as part...
    Vowing to bring “peace and security to cities across America," Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday carried the Trump campaigns message of law and order to exurban Pennsylvania, a battleground state where Pence warned of a descent into chaos in big cities should presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden be elected. At a “cops for Trump” rally outside in Greensburg, Pence warned of rising violence in cities, castigated Democrats calls to defund police and framed Novembers election as being about safety and security. The theme is emerging as a key Trump campaign message that plays on the violence that has cropped up alongside demonstrations and unrest after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. “When Democrats call for defunding police, remember what’s at stake: law and order, safety and the peace of mind that you and your family and your children have every right to enjoy as citizens of the greatest...
    In June, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) was reportedly out of the running to be Joe Biden’s running mate, but Biden told a Michigan TV station Tuesday that she’s back under consideration. “Are you still considering Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as a potential vice presidential candidate?” WOOD TV reporter Rick Albin asked. “Yes,” Biden replied. That is an apparent reversal from June, when WWJ reported: Prominent Democrats with knowledge of the process say Biden’s vetting committee has narrowed the choices to as few as six serious contenders after initial interviews. One notable exclusion from that short list — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. As speculation about Whitmer’s prospects grew, she claimed she was solely focused on Michigan. “I was elected to be the governor of the state of Michigan. It is the honor of a lifetime and that’s where I’m spending 100 percent of my energy,” Whitmer told Today. [email protected] asks...
    The following is an exclusive excerpt from investigative journalists John Solomon and Seamus Bruner’s new book, Fallout: Nuclear Bribes, Russian Spies, and the Washington Lies that Enriched the Clinton and Biden Dynasties. *** Obama’s advisors were divided. On one side were CIA Director Leon Panetta and FBI Director Robert Mueller. Panetta wanted to rescue their informant, a Russian asset who had exposed the domestic spy ring, and Mueller wanted to arrest the Russian sleeper agents. On the other side were the White House and the State Department, who wanted to keep the whole thing quiet. Vice President Joe Biden, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, and the “diplomatic players” agreed with the president. Biden and Donilon strongly argued in favor of sweeping the illegal spy ring under the rug. Without a hint of irony, Biden said, “Our national security interest balance tips heavily to not creating a flap.” Obama’s top officials...
    On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden is running “a very good campaign” and is being kept “somewhat under wraps,” but is also focusing “a part of his campaign on the white working class” and doesn’t put this group off by being “a coastal elitist.” Brooks said, “Well, Biden’s running an underappreciated campaign, I think a very good campaign. They are keeping him somewhat under wraps, but he’s making enough statements to be in the news.” Brooks continued, “And then he’s focused his campaign and — at least a part of his campaign on the white working class. … And this is a very important part of the Republican base. This is the Republican base. Trump beat Clinton among this group by 28%. But Biden is able to speak to this group. He doesn’t, frankly, offend this group...
    President Trump on Thursday touted his administration’s deregulation agenda and warned of a “dismal future” if Democrats led by presidential candidate Joe Biden defeat him. Trump cast himself as a crusader against red tape during remarks in a second-straight stump-like speech at the White House, praising his rollback of vehicle emissions standards, watershed rules and a lightbulb ban. The president said he repealed almost eight regulations for every new one, and that businesses and property owners would suffer under Biden. “The American dream would be sniffed out so quickly and replaced with a socialist disaster,” he said. Democrats want to enact the Green New Deal, either “rename” the Washington Monument or “take it down,” “abolish our beautiful and successful suburbs,” and “get rid of prisons,” he said from the South Lawn. Trump largely avoided the coronavirus pandemic while promising “very exciting” action on issues including immigration, for which he has...
    President Trump declared Wednesday that The New York Times is “under siege” after a top editor and columnist quit claiming bullying by colleagues — but Democratic challenger Joe Biden has not yet weighed in on what is rapidly becoming a media world firestorm. “Wow. The @nytimes is under siege,” Trump tweeted. “The real reason is that it has become Fake News. They never covered me correctly — they blew it.” BARI WEISS QUITS NEW YORK TIMES AFTER BULLYING BY COLLEAGUES OVER VIEWS He added: “People are fleeing, a total mess!” The president’s tweet comes after Times opinion columnist and editor Bari Weiss announced that she was leaving, saying she was bullied by colleagues in an “illiberal environment,” weeks after she first declared there was a “civil war” inside the paper. Weiss published a scathing resignation letter that she sent to Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger, saying she doesn’t understand how toxic behavior is...
    For the second time in less than a week, Joe Biden refused to take any questions from reporters. Biden concluded his prepared remarks and a journalist shouted, “Mr. Vice President, time for a few questions?” "Mr. Vice President, time for a few questions?"@joebiden: pic.twitter.com/cuRCxXB4Hj — Chris Martin (@chrisjdmartin) July 14, 2020 Biden didn’t look back and continued walking towards the exit. On Friday, Biden visited his childhood home in Scranton, Pennsylvania. While engaging in a shouted conversation with the current owner from dozens of feet away, Biden turned to the press assembled nearby. Joe Biden makes a stop at his childhood home in Scranton. pic.twitter.com/CC6ge6XSGz — Holly Otterbein (@hollyotterbein) July 9, 2020 “Hey everybody, how are ya?” he asked the reporters. “Time for a few questions?” a journalist asked. “No, no,” Biden responded. Biden held his last press conference on June 25th, 84 days since the previous one. Kyle Olson...
    Polling on racial relations turned historically negative during President Barack Obama’s final year in office due in part to the blossoming of the Black Lives Matter movement after the police shootings of two black men. Now, Obama’s vice president, Joe Biden, is running for president as a unifier on race.  Americans’ view on race during President Donald Trump’s first three years in office were good relative to Obama’s final year in office, with polls showing public satisfaction on race issues increasing dramatically in 2018.  Views on race relations turned overwhelmingly negative during the final year of Trump’s first term after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in May after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly 9 minutes.  Former Vice President Joe Biden is billing himself as the person who can ease race relations and unify the nation as part of...
    The niece of presidential candidate Joe Biden was arrested after driving under the influence in 2019. Caroline Biden, 33, was arrested after she was found driving under the influence and without a license last August, according to the New York Post. The arrest, which occurred in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, was not made public until Saturday. The case remains active. The drunk driving arrest was her third run-in with law enforcement. Caroline Biden, the daughter of Joe Biden’s younger brother, James Biden Sr., was arrested for the first time in 2013, when she hit a New York police officer at her apartment following a dispute with her roommate over rent. The case was later dismissed after she agreed to anger management treatment. Four years later, she was caught using a stolen credit card, which she used to spend more than $100,000. A felony conviction was later tossed,...
    Madison Summers July 11, 2020 0 Comments Vice President Mike Pence is being pressed on the message that more statues would be removed if Joe Biden were elected when it is currently happening under the Trump administration. The Washington Examiner spoke with the vice president in an interview published Friday and he was asked about when the president said “if Joe Biden is elected, they’re going to be tearing down statutes.” The reporter noted that President Donald Trump “has said things could get very bad from the standpoint of public safety and mobs tearing down statues.” Pence was then asked, “The question I have is: That’s exactly what’s happening right now, and you guys are in charge. … couldn’t some voters look around and say, ‘Not that I’m blaming you, Mr. President, but it’s happening right now. So, I don’t see what the difference is’?” The vice president responded...
    In delaying any public release of Donald Trump’s financial records on Thursday, the Supreme Court also handed itself a major victory. The loser could be our democratic system of government.  The court’s majority in Trump v. Mazars granted the judiciary broad new leeway to decide whether congressional subpoenas against the president will be enforced. The court’s majority found that rigorous judicial oversight is required to ensure that Congress does not harass or overburden presidents with politically motivated demands for information. The result may be a time bomb set to go off under a President Biden, as a judiciary packed with Trump appointees now has broad new discretion to involve itself in fights between future presidents and Congress, potentially undermining effective congressional oversight of the executive branch.
    **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**On the roster: Feds to loosen school corona rules under pressure from Trump - Texas deaths, hospitalizations soar - SupCo curbs ObamaCare mandate on birth control - Kennedy wins chance to take on turncoat Van Drew - Eligible receiver downfieldFEDS TO LOOSEN SCHOOL CORONA RULES UNDER PRESSURE FROM TRUMPUSA Today: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is revising its guidance on reopening schools after President Donald Trump tweeted his disagreement with them, Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday. ‘The president said today we just don’t want the guidance to be too tough,’ Pence said at a news conference at the U.S. Department of Education. ‘That's the reason why, next week, CDC is going to be issuing a new set of tools, five different documents that will be giving even more clarity on the guidance going forward.’ Trump tweeted Wednesday that he disagrees...
    I worry about Joe Biden debating Donald Trump. He should do it only under two conditions. Otherwise, he’s giving Trump unfair advantages. First, Biden should declare that he will take part in a debate only if Trump releases his tax returns for 2016 through 2018. Biden has already done so, and they are on his website. Trump must, too. No more gifting Trump something he can attack while hiding his own questionable finances. And second, Biden should insist that a real-time fact-checking team approved by both candidates be hired by the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates — and that 10 minutes before the scheduled conclusion of the debate this team report on any misleading statements, phony numbers or outright lies either candidate had uttered. That way no one in that massive television audience can go away easily misled. Debates always have ground rules. Why can’t telling the truth and equal...
    Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu said on Monday that the United States will be transformed by socialists if presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins the 2020 presidential election. “Biden has spent 40 years doing nothing so he personally will be doing nothing if he gets elected,” Sununu told “America’s Newsroom.” “They’re going to put him in the basement and policy will be enacted by [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.] and the rest of the socialists that the Biden election would empower,” Sununu said. POSSIBLE VP PICK DODGES QUESTION ON MONUMENTS Joe Biden tweeted Sunday night that if he gets elected, his administration “won’t just rebuild this nation — we’ll transform it,” raising speculation online about what exactly in the country will be transformed. The tweet comes after a politically charged Fourth of July weekend, as the country works to manage a new surge in COVID-19 cases and tries...
    In a statement praising the Supreme Court for striking down a Louisiana law requiring doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced his support for abortion “under any circumstance,” staking out an extreme position on the issue. Biden, once a self-proclaimed “pro-life Democrat” stood by his personal opposition to abortion as recently as the 2012 presidential election, when he explained, in a debate against then-Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan, that he was “personally opposed” to the procedure but felt he had no reason to prevent women from exercising “choice.” Now, it seems, Biden has undergone a dramatic transformation on the issue, lauding the Supreme Court for its decision in June Medical Services v. Russo. “Women’s health care rights have been under attack as states across the country have passed extreme laws restricting women’s constitutional right to choice under any...
    **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**On the roster: Fauci: ‘Clearly we don't have this under control.’ - Bipartisan uproar over bounties on troops - Biden treating Michigan like a red state - McGrath hangs on to win, but tougher task ahead - Gripped it, ripped itFAUCI: ‘CLEARLY WE DON'T HAVE THIS UNDER CONTROL.’Axios: “Anthony Fauci testified to a Senate committee Tuesday that he would ‘not be surprised’ if the U.S. begins reporting as many as 100,000 new coronavirus cases per day, adding, ‘I'm very concerned and not satisfied with what's going on because we're going in the wrong direction.’ The country is currently seeing about 40,000 new cases daily, but that number will rise rapidly ‘if this does not turn around,’ Fauci said. He added that the outbreaks in various parts of the country put ‘the entire country at risk’ and ‘clearly we don't have this under...
    Florida Democrats have expressed concern about Karen Bass as Joe Biden's potential Vice President after being asked about the California Congresswoman's response to Fidel Castro's death in 2016. 'As Cuba begins nine days of mourning, I wish to express my condolences to the Cuban people and the family of Fidel Castro,' Bass partially stated in four years ago in November. 'The passing of the Comandante en Jefe is a great loss to the people of Cuba. This week the Miami state Rep. Javier Fernandez called the comment, where Bass referred to Castro as 'commander-in-chief' in Spanish, 'troubling', while US Rep Donna Shalala said she 'disagrees' with the comment about Castro, who served as president from 2008 to 2018. In November 2016 Karen Bass said in a statement: 'The passing of the Comandante en Jefe is a great loss to the people of Cuba.' Fidel Castro is pictured right ...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden is way ahead of President Donald Trump in the latest 2020 election poll, taking notable leads among women and non-white voters. Some groups that traditionally lean Republican were also favoring Biden, according to the national poll of registered voters by The New York Times and Siena College. 4 A new poll shows Joe Biden far ahead of Trump in the race for the 2020 electionCredit: AP:Associated Press 4 Many polled voters disapproved of the president's handling of the COVID-19 pandemicCredit: Getty Images - Getty Biden was ahead of Trump by 14 percentage points in the poll, getting 50 percent of the vote compared to Trump's 36 percent. The remaining 14 percent fell into the "other" category - meaning they would vote for another candidate, would not vote or are currently undecided. Among Black and Hispanic voters, Biden is way ahead of the current president. The...
    Is Los Angeles Congresswoman Karen Bass under consideration to be Joe Biden's pick for vice president?There are reports that Bass made it on to Biden's short list as a Democratic vice presidential candidate. In an interview Tuesday on Eyewitness News, Bass deflected the question."My only response to that is questions like that should go to the campaign," she said. "I am laser focused on getting the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed out of the House of Representatives."The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is the Democrats' proposal to overhaul police procedures and accountability after the mass protests over the deaths of black Americans at the hand of law enforcement.EMBED More News Videos Senate Republicans unveiled proposed changes to police procedures and accountability Wednesday including an enhanced use-of-force database, restrictions on chokeholds and new commissions to study law enforcement and race. Bass, D-Los Angeles, is leading the way for...
    President Trump painted a dire picture of an America under President Joe Biden as he sat down with his son Donald Trump Jr. for a Father's Day-themed interview.  'The whole country will be Minneapolis,' Trump warned. 'I feel like if the Democrats get in, we are literally going to end up in a recession/depression the likes of which you've never seen,' the president also said.  Minneapolis was the site of the death of George Floyd, a black man, who was killed by a white police officer on Memorial Day, setting off weeks of 'Black Lives Matter' protests around the country and several nights of looting and rioting in the Minnesota city.  President Trump painted a dire picture of America under a President Joe Biden in a Father's Day-themed interview with his son, Donald Trump Jr.  President Trump (left) told Donald Trump Jr. (right) that 'the whole country will...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden repeatedly sponsored the State and Local Law Enforcement Discipline, Accountability, and Due Process Act as a U.S. senator. One provision of the bill would have given police officers under investigation access to their entire investigative file before interrogation. Critics say such a bill would give police officers privileges not afforded to the average American. Vice President Joe Biden sponsored a bill which proposed to grant special privileges to police officers under criminal investigation four times while he served in the U.S. Senate.  Biden, who is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, pushed the State and Local Law Enforcement Discipline, Accountability, and Due Process Act in 2000, 2003, 2005, and 2007, according to congressional records. The bill was never passed. “The law enforcement officer shall be provided with a copy of the complete file of the pre-disciplinary investigation; and access to and, if so requested, copies of...