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    WASHINGTON, D.C. (KABC) -- President-elect Joe Biden's selection to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, has deep roots in Los Angeles.Mayorkas' family fled Cuba when he was a year old and then settled in Los Angeles. Prior to that, his mother's family fled Nazis in Europe.Mayorkas attended Beverly Hills High School and then Loyola Marymount High School.Mayorkas has a lengthy resume in government, serving as U.S. attorney in Central California, then director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, before being promoted to deputy secretary of Homeland Security under President Barack Obama. He was charged with overseeing DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.Michael Waterstone, the dean of Loyola Marymount law school, said Biden's choice is an excellent one."I know that he is someone whose personal experience as a refugee makes him appreciate the challenges that noncitizens face, and what I think everyone acknowledges is a broken...
    Grammy was totally “Heartless” to the Weeknd. When the nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards were announced in a live stream event on Tuesday afternoon, the three-time Grammy winner was completely dissed for his album “After Hours” — despite the fact that the LP featured not one, but two, No. 1 hits in “Heartless” and then “Blinding Lights.” Nor was there much “Sugar” on the top of Harry Styles’ great year. The former One Direction heartthrob failed to get any nominations in the major categories despite notching his first No. 1 solo single with “Watermelon Sugar,” another Top 10 hit with “Adore You” and a chart-topping album with “Fine Line.” Styles and the Weeknd weren’t the only major pop stars to surprisingly be shut out of the Big 4 categories (Album, Record and Song of the Year and Best New Artist). Justin Bieber also came up empty in the...
    President Donald Trump, 74, will still be the leading Republican presidential candidate in 2024, according to the latest Morning Consult Poll for Politico released Tuesday. The president, assuming he relinquishes the White House in the coming months, is favored by 53% of GOP voters in the poll, easily outdistancing a large field, per the poll: Donald Trump 53%. Mike Pence 12%. Donald Trump Jr. 8%. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, 4%. Former Amb. Nikki Haley 4%. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas 4%. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., 2%. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., 1%. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Okla., 1%. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., 1%. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem 1%. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., 1% Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker 0%. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan 0%. Someone else 3%. Would not vote 5%. Donald Trump Jr. showed surprising strength in the poll, lending credence to the notion the Trump name will remain a...
    DHS secretary nominee Alejandro Mayorkas. President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of Alejandro Mayorkas as his nominee for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary represents a “shift” from the outgoing administration’s anti-immigrant and anti-asylum policies, NBC News reports. Mayorkas, a Cuban refugee who served as the department’s deputy secretary and director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the Obama administration, said as much in his own words. “When I was very young, the United States provided my family and me a place of refuge,” he tweeted. “Now, I have been nominated to be the DHS secretary and oversee the protection of all Americans and those who flee persecution in search of a better life for themselves and their loved ones.” Mayorkas’ nomination has been welcomed by a number of immigrant rights advocates, who have said he would be the first department leader “with extensive experience with immigration.” “Under Obama, Mayorkas ... was integral to the implementation of DACA,” CNN reported. A number...
    President-elect Biden announced on Monday that Antony Blinken would become his nominee for Secretary of State, but his apparent musical talents are getting plenty of fanfare among journalists.  While media outlets typically intensely scrutinized any of President Trump's cabinet picks ahead of their confirmation, Blinken's rockin' past appears to play the right tune in the press.  "Joe Biden plans to tap his smooth-talking, Paris-bred, guitar-playing former Senate aide as America’s next top diplomat," Politico managing editor Blake Hounshell tweeted.  "Hard to think of a more different personality from Pompeo than the ever-calm, courteous, europhile, guitar-strumming Blinken," AFP News Agency correspondent Shaun Tandon reacted to the news.  RASHIDA TLAIB ACCUSED OF ANTI-SEMITISM FOR REACTION TO BIDEN'S JEWISH SEC OF STATE NOMINEE "On Tony Blinken as SoS: 'Chief among his new priorities will be to re-establish the United States as a trusted ally that is ready to rejoin global agreements and institutions.' Also, guitars," New...
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., has reignited accusations of anti-Semitism in response to President-elect Biden's nominee to become Secretary of State.  The Biden transition team announced on Monday that Antony Blinken, the former deputy secretary of state during the Obama administration and a foreign policy adviser for Biden, was selected to head the State Department.  Speculation of Blinken's nomination was fueling over the weekend, which sparked a reaction from the Michigan Democrat after former Bernie Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir called Biden's selection a "solid choice."  SQUAD MEMBER RASHIDA TLAIB, ACCUSED OF BEING ANTI-SEMITIC, TO SPEAK ON PANEL ABOUT ANTI=SEMITISM "So long as he doesn't suppress my First Amendment right to speak out against [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu's racist and inhumane policies. The Palestinian people deserve equality and justice," Tlaib wrote on Sunday night.  Critics were puzzled by Tlaib's tweet, many of them suggesting that the reason she invoked Israeli...
    (CNN)California Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced on Monday that she would step down from the top Democratic spot on the Senate Judiciary Committee next year, following sharp criticism from liberal activists over her handling of the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.Feinstein, 87, said she would "increase" her "attention" on the wildfire and drought crisis in California and that three issues -- the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and "access to health care" -- are "critical national priorities that require even more concentration."Her statement did not mention Barrett's confirmation to replace the late liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which further cemented the conservative majority on the Supreme Court. GOP rushes to Feinsteins defense after her praise of Barrett hearings prompts Democratic fury While Democratic senators could not block Barrett's nomination in the Republican-led Senate on their own, liberal activists were apoplectic when Feinstein undermined Democrats' relentless attempt to portray...
    WASHINGTON - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has selected one of his closest foreign affairs advisers, Antony Blinken, to be secretary of state in his new administration, as the projected winner of the U.S. election appears set to re-engage the United States in an array of global alliances that President Donald Trump had abandoned.   The 58-year-old Blinken is a veteran of U.S. foreign affairs decision-making for two decades, and according to multiple news accounts, agrees with Biden on the need for the U.S. to play a leading role again in world affairs, a change from Trump’s “America First” credo that at times left the United States at odds with other long-time Western allies.   In his first days in office after the January 20 inauguration, Biden plans to overturn Trump policies and rejoin the Paris climate agreement, stop the U.S. exit from the World Health Organization and attempt to...
    WASHINGTON - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is reported to have selected one of his closest foreign affairs advisers, Antony Blinken, to be secretary of state in his new administration, as the projected winner of the U.S. election appears set to re-engage the United States in an array of global alliances that President Donald Trump had abandoned.   The 58-year-old Blinken is a veteran of U.S. foreign affairs decision-making for two decades, and according to multiple news accounts, agrees with Biden on the need for the U.S. to play a leading role again in world affairs, a change from Trump’s “America First” credo that at times left the United States at odds with other long-time Western allies.   In his first days in office after the January 20 inauguration, Biden plans to overturn Trump policies and rejoin the Paris climate agreement, stop the U.S. exit from the World Health Organization...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his Republican majority confirmed Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, 33, on Wednesday to a lifetime judgeship on U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The vote was 49-41 in favor. Confirmed, 49-41: Executive Calendar #894 Kathryn Kimball Mizelle to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Florida. — Senate Cloakroom (@SenateCloakroom) November 18, 2020 Mizelle becomes the youngest Trump-appointed judge yet. Many have noted that Mizelle graduated from law school eight years ago. The American Bar Association previously deemed Mizelle, a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, “Not Qualified” for a federal judgeship. Mizelle, an associate at Jones Day, previously completed four judicial clerkships (including for Justice Thomas) and served in a number of roles with the U.S. Department of Justice, including in the Eastern District of Virginia from 2014 to 2015. The ABA rating system for judicial nominees focuses...
    (Reuters) - Judy Shelton, Republican President Donald Trump's contentious pick to fill a vacant seat at the Federal Reserve, faced a more difficult road to confirmation as the U.S. Senate adjourned on Wednesday until after Thanksgiving. On Tuesday, the Republican-controlled Senate failed to muster the required votes to move her nomination ahead in the confirmation process. That was in part because a couple of Republicans joined Democrats in opposing Trump's former economic adviser out of concern her perceived partisanship could imperil the Fed's independence. In addition, two other Republicans had to skip the vote because they were quarantining due to the coronavirus. Shelton has come under fire for inconsistent, controversial views, including an embrace of the gold standard and a shifting stance on interest rates as control of the White House passed from Democrat Barack Obama to Trump. When the Senate comes back in session, on Nov. 30, Republican Senate...
    Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoMcConnell reelected as Senate GOP leader Biden climate agenda would slam into Senate GOP roadblocks Trump signs bipartisan bill funding conservation grants  MORE (Wyo.) announced Wednesday that he plans to become the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, a move that would vacate his leadership role on the Environment and Public Works panel. Barrasso would be filling the seat vacated by Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiOn The Money: Trump's controversial Fed nominee stalled | Economists warn of lag time between vaccine and recovery | Business group calls for national mask mandate, COVID-19 relief Trump's controversial Fed nominee stalled after Senate setback Shelton's Fed nomination on knife's edge amid coronavirus-fueled absences MORE (R-Alaska), who’s leaving under Republican conference rules that limit the number of terms a senator can be the chair or ranking member of a committee. “My state is home to some of the...
    WASHINGTON - The nomination of Judy Shelton, President Donald Trump's controversial pick for the Federal Reserve, is stalled in the Senate after Vice President-elect Kamala Harris returned to the chamber to cast a key vote in a tally Tuesday.   Two key Republicans were absent because of COVID-related concerns. The 47-50 vote came as the Republican-controlled Senate continues to focus its energies in the post-election lame-duck session on confirming Trump's appointees.  Shelton is an unusually caustic critic of the Fed and was opposed by two GOP senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah, in Tuesday's vote. Harris has been focused on the transition to the Biden administration but returned to the chamber for her first vote since winning the vice presidency.    Vice President-elect Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., walks from the Senate chamber after voting against President Donald Trump's choice for the Federal Reserve Board...
    Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris made a rare Senate appearance on Tuesday to help Democrats block Federal Reserve nominee Judy Shelton. The Senate vote of 47-50 fell several votes shy of the simple majority needed to advance Shelton’s nomination. Harris, a Democratic senator from California, has rarely shown up in the Senate since becoming President-elect Joe Biden’s running mate. Shelton’s path to confirmation grew narrower after three Republicans announced their opposition and Sen. Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, said he would remain in quarantine as he awaits coronavirus test results. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voted against the nomination for procedural reasons, so he could potentially bring it up again. Shelton drew scrutiny and criticism for questioning the need for a central bank and a call to revert back to the gold standard. She has also flip-flopped on whether the nation needs lower interest rates, seeming to pivot...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday said it expected the U.S. Senate to eventually confirm Judy Shelton, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Federal Reserve, despite a vote to block her nomination earlier in the afternoon. "President @realDonaldTrump’s nominee to the Federal Reserve is incredibly qualified. The @WhiteHouse fully supports her, and we remain confident that Judy Shelton will be confirmed upon reconsideration," White House spokesman Judd Deere wrote in a tweet. (Reporting by Andrea Shalal; editing by Jonathan Oatis) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States
    Washington — The Senate on Tuesday failed to advance the nomination of Judy Shelton, President Trump's controversial choice for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, stalling her nomination to the central bank with just weeks left in the president's term. The vote to limit debate on Shelton's nomination failed by a vote of 47 to 50, with two Republicans joining Democrats in opposition to her nomination in the simple-majority vote. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell initially cast his vote in favor of limiting debate, but switched it to a "no" vote in a procedural move that allows him to bring the nomination up for consideration at a later date. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris returned to the Capitol for the first time since the presidential election to cast her vote against moving forward with Shelton's nomination.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Because of the absence of three Republican...
    Loading the player... The nomination of Judy Shelton, President Donald Trump’s controversial pick for the Federal Reserve, is stalled in the Senate after Vice President-elect Kamala Harris returned to the chamber to cast a key vote in a tally Tuesday. Two key Republicans were absent because of COVID-related concerns. The 47-50 vote came as the Republican-controlled Senate continues to focus its energies in the post-election lame-duck session on confirming Trump’s appointees. Read More: Trump COVID-19 official faces backlash for telling Michigan to ‘rise up’ against restrictions Shelton is an unusually caustic critic of the Fed and was opposed by two GOP senators in Tuesday’s vote. Harris has been focused on the transition to the Biden administration but returned to the chamber for her first vote since winning the vice presidency. Senator-elect Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., is likely to join the Senate when the chamber returns from its Thanksgiving break. That...
    By Andrew Taylor and Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The nomination of Judy Shelton, President Donald Trump’s controversial pick for the Federal Reserve, is stalled in the Senate after Vice President-elect Kamala Harris returned to the chamber to cast a key vote in a tally Tuesday. Two key Republicans were absent because of COVID-related concerns. The 47-50 vote came as the Republican-controlled Senate continues to focus its energies in the post-election lame-duck session on confirming Trump’s appointees. Shelton is an unusually caustic critic of the Fed and was opposed by two GOP senators in Tuesday’s vote. Harris has been focused on the transition to the Biden administration but returned to the chamber for her first vote since winning the vice presidency. Senator-elect Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., is likely to join the Senate when the chamber returns from its Thanksgiving break. That could leave Shelton short of support...
    (CNN)The Republican-led Senate on Tuesday failed to get enough votes to break a filibuster of Judy Shelton, President Donald Trump's controversial nominee for the Federal Reserve.But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who had initially voted for the nominee, switched to vote against her, giving him the procedural right to bring her up for another vote in the near future. It's not clear when that might happen. The final vote was 47-50.At issue was a group of GOP senators who, like all Democrats, oppose Shelton's nomination combined with a spate of GOP absences -- some caused by potential exposure to Covid-19 -- that are making the math tricky for Republican leaders as they try to get her confirmed.Shelton has advocated a number of unusual policy ideas, including a return to the gold standard, which would link the US dollar's value to the price of gold. America abandoned it in 1971. She...
    Judy Shelton’s Federal Reserve Board nomination failed to advance on Tuesday after coronavirus-related quarantines sidelined some Republican senators and Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisPence to campaign in Georgia with Loeffler and Perdue on Friday Amanpour says she 'regrets' Trump-Kristallnacht comparison after criticism Karl Rove overseeing Republican financial effort to hold Georgia Senate seats MORE returned to the upper chamber to provide a crucial “no” vote. Senators voted 48-49 to end debate on Shelton’s nomination, falling short of the simple majority needed to advance it. In a boon to Democrats, Harris returned to the Senate to vote against Shelton’s nomination, preventing a tie. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenators clash on the floor over wearing masks: 'I don't need your instruction' On The Money: Biden urges Congress to pass Democrats' COVID-19 relief package | Fears of double-dip recession rise | SEC's Clayton to resign at end of 2020 Overnight...
    Trump Federal Reserve nominee Judy Shelton failed a key Senate vote Tuesday, leaving her confirmation in doubt. The Senate voted against advancing her nomination, 47-50. Two Republicans opposed the nomination: Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Main. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, also voted "no" as a procedural maneuver retain the possibility of bringing Shelton's nomination back to the floor. The defections were enough to block her advancement because two other Republicans have been exposed to COVID-19 this week and are quarantining and failed to make the vote. All Democrats voted against Shelton's nomination, including Kamala Harris of California, who traveled down for the vote from Delaware, where she was planning the transition with President-elect Joe Biden. President Trump announced his intention to nominate Shelton to the Fed's Board of Governors on July 3, 2019, and her nomination has faced numerous struggles since...
    Federal Reserve nominee Judy Shelton testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. To say that Judy Shelton is out of the mainstream of economics is underselling it. Shelton—who pushes for the kind of “return to the gold standard,” no holds barred, guardrails removed economics that are usually confined to the back pages of a Ron Paul newsletter—isn’t located on the same planet as most economists. She also once condemned the Federal Reserve as nothing short of the kind of economic planning used by the Soviet Union. Naturally, given that background, Trump has nominated this “informal adviser” to a position on the Federal Reserve’s board of governors. What else would you expect from someone who put a coal lobbyist who condemned the whole existence of the EPA in charge of that agency, or from someone who handed off the nation’s nuclear arsenal to Rick Perry? In the past, these anti-common sense nominations have...
    By ANDREW TAYLOR and CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Judy Shelton, President Donald Trump's controversial nominee to the Federal Reserve, faces a razor-thin confirmation tally on Tuesday as the Republican-controlled Senate continues to focus its energies in the lame-duck session on confirming Trump's appointees. Shelton is an unusually caustic critic of the Fed and is opposed by three GOP senators. Expected absences from two GOP senators who support Shelton could block her from advancing in Tuesday's vote. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, D-Calif., did not vote in an earlier Senate tally, but if she returns for the vote on Shelton, the nomination could fail. The situation is further complicated because Senator-elect Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., is set to join the Senate when the chamber returns from its Thanksgiving break. That could leave Shelton short of support for confirmation if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., seeks a revote next month. Shelton,...
    WASHINGTON – Judy Shelton, President Donald Trump's controversial nominee to the Federal Reserve, faces a razor-thin confirmation tally on Tuesday as the Republican-controlled Senate continues to focus its energies in the lame-duck session on confirming Trump's appointees. Shelton is an unusually caustic critic of the Fed and is opposed by three GOP senators. Expected absences from two GOP senators who support Shelton could block her from advancing in Tuesday's vote. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, D-Calif., did not vote in an earlier Senate tally, but if she returns for the vote on Shelton, the nomination could fail. The situation is further complicated because Senator-elect Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., is set to join the Senate when the chamber returns from its Thanksgiving break. That could leave Shelton short of support for confirmation if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., seeks a revote next month. Shelton, a conservative economics commentator, is opposed by Senate Democrats,...
    Reuters November 17, 2020 0 Comments The exposure of another Republican senator to the coronavirus raised doubts on Tuesday about the U.S. Senate’s vote on Republican President Donald Trump’s controversial pick for the Federal Reserve, former economic adviser Judy Shelton. U.S. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, the chamber’s president pro tempore, said he was in quarantine after being exposed to the coronavirus and awaiting test results. Asked what effect that could have on the vote, expected Tuesday afternoon, Senate Majority Whip John Thune was equivocal. “Yeah we’ll see,” he told reporters. “With the absences now, we have some attendance issues, so it’s a little bit fluid, I’d say at the moment.” Grassley, 87, said in a statement that he was “feeling well and not currently experiencing any symptoms” but would follow public health guidelines and would continue to work from home. Grassley is also chairman of the Senate Finance Committee....
    A controversial Trump Federal Reserve nominee, who for months has struggled to garner support for Senate confirmation, may not have enough senators to vote for her this week due to COVID-19 exposures among GOP senators. Shelton needs a majority of votes in the Senate to get confirmed, and currently, there are fewer than 50 senators in Washington who support her nomination and are in a position to vote for her in person on the Senate floor. In addition to three GOP senators who have announced their opposition, two other Republican senators have been exposed to the coronavirus this week and are quarantining. None of the 47 senators who are Democrats or independents have pledged to support her. Senate GOP Whip John Thune, from South Dakota, said Monday that Republicans hoped they had enough support to secure Shelton's confirmation but told Capitol Hill reporters, “As you know, we have some attendance...
    President Trump can cement his legacy as the president who ended America’s longest war if he withdraws all U.S. forces from or greatly reduces their numbers in Afghanistan, the president’s nominee for U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, William Ruger, said Monday. “He would be the first president since at least Reagan to not start a major new war, and he’d be the president who got us out of America’s longest war. That’s what the president should want in the first paragraph of the history of his presidency,” Ruger told Breitbart News in an interview on Monday. “It’s not just because it’s about his legacy or about politics, but it’s good policy,” he added. President Trump is widely expected to issue an order to draw down U.S. troops from Afghanistan in the coming days. Last week, the president fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper and the top official for defense policy, James Anderson, clearing the...
    President Trump nominated his pick to fill the appeals court vacancy left by Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett. A White House statement on Monday announced that the nomination of Thomas Kirsch II, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, was sent to the Senate for consideration. "Thomas L. Kirsch II, of Indiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit, vice Amy Coney Barrett, elevated," the statement said. The White House announced that Kirsch, an Indiana University and Harvard Law graduate, was Trump's pick for the vacancy weeks ago, but the notice on Monday now puts Kirsch's future in the hands of the Senate. Republicans currently hold a slight majority in the upper chamber of Congress, but runoffs in Georgia leave the balance of power in the upper chamber uncertain next year. After graduating from Harvard Law, Kirsch worked as a law clerk for Judge...
    Sen. Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderProfiles in cowardice: Trump's Senate enablers Mitch McConnell might not endanger the planet Republican Bill Hagerty wins Tennessee Senate race MORE (R-Tenn.) said on Monday that he opposes Judy Shelton's nomination to the Federal Reserve board, but he won't be in Washington this week to vote against her. “I oppose the nomination of Judy Shelton because I am not convinced that she supports the independence of the Federal Reserve Board as much as I believe the Board of Governors should. I don’t want to turn over management of the money supply to a Congress and a President who can’t balance the federal budget," Alexander said in a statement. Alexander, who is retiring at the end of the year, is the third GOP senator to oppose Shelton. GOP Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsLack of influence means it's time to dismiss the Lincoln Project We need a...
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    Judy Shelton, President TrumpDonald John TrumpState Department won't give Biden messages from foreign leaders: report Arizona's GOP AG says people voted Republican, but not for Trump On The Money: Biden wins America's economic engines | Progressives praise Biden's picks for economic transition team | Restaurants go seasonal with winter shutdowns during pandemic MORE’s controversial nominee to the Federal Reserve, will receive a vote on the Senate floor next week and is expected to pass. Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiPuerto Rico's statehood piques Congress's interest post-election Trump supporter Robert Jeffress urges Christians to pray for President-elect Biden Biden shrugs off Trump, GOP on election MORE (R-Alaska), a key swing vote, announced Thursday that she had decided to support Shelton after speaking with her. Her support appears enough to get Shelton through the Senate, where Republicans control 53 seats. Every Democrat is expected to vote against her. “I’ve had an opportunity to...
    A controversial Trump Federal Reserve nominee, who has backed a gold standard, is likely to get a vote on the Senate floor next week after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed cloture on her nomination Thursday. President Trump announced his intention to nominate Shelton to the Fed's Board of Governors on July 3, 2019. Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said Thursday that Shelton could get a Senate floor vote "as early as next week." Shelton has generated opposition for her pointed criticisms of the Fed and her advocacy for a return to the gold standard as a monetary system. Earlier this year, her nomination faced several challenges after multiple Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee said her views made her unsuitable for a seat on the Fed's board of governors. Shelton said in 2011 that the Fed is "almost a rogue agency" and asked whether it could be trusted...
    Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiPuerto Rico's statehood piques Congress's interest post-election Trump supporter Robert Jeffress urges Christians to pray for President-elect Biden Biden shrugs off Trump, GOP on election MORE (R-Alaska), a pivotal moderate Republican vote, says she will vote to confirm Judy Shelton, President TrumpDonald John TrumpState Department won't give Biden messages from foreign leaders: report Arizona's GOP AG says people voted Republican, but not for Trump On The Money: Biden wins America's economic engines | Progressives praise Biden's picks for economic transition team | Restaurants go seasonal with winter shutdowns during pandemic MORE’s controversial nominee to the Federal Reserve. “I’ve had an opportunity to talk to Judy Shelton and I’m going to be supporting her,” Murkowski told reporters Thursday afternoon. Murkowski’s support signals that Shelton will have enough votes to secure confirmation when GOP leaders bring her to the Senate floor, which could be as soon as next...
    BOSTON (CBS) — This year’s Veterans Day was a little extra special for Patriots long snapper/Navy Lieutenant Joe Cardona. On Wednesday, he was announced as the team’s nominee for the 10th annual “Salute to Service Award.” The award is presented annually by USAA and the NFL to a league member who demonstrates an exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community. Cardona certainly fits that bill. Cardona has been New England’s long snapper since 2015, when he graduated from the Naval Academy. He was an Ensign in the Navy and worked as a staff officer at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Rhode Island during his rookie season, before transferring to the Navy Reserves in 2016. Cardona was promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade and served as a junior commissioned officer in the United States Navy in 2017. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the Navy in...
    President Donald Trump urged the Senate to confirm Nathan Simington as a member of the Federal Communications Commission, where he could supply a vote needed to advance the president’s efforts to rein in social media companies. Simington has drawn opposition from Democrats critical of Trump’s emerging social media policy, and luke-warm support from some Republicans, casting doubt he could be confirmed during the shortened legislative session before President-Elect Joe Biden takes office. Trump in a tweet before Simington’s confirmation hearing Tuesday called for “action NOW on this very important nomination!!” Simington told senators at the hearing that he played a “minor role” in drafting an early version of the social media policy, and he agreed with Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz that it was a good idea. Simington said he had discussed the issue with the White House as his nomination was considered. Separately, House Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic...
    House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., on Monday warned his Democrat Party is being destroyed by calls to defund the police. "Defund the police is killing our party, and weve got to stop it," he told CBS News, adding he had discussed the topic with his friend, the late Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights leader.  "John Lewis and I were very concerned when these slogans came out about defund the police," Clyburn commented. "We sat together on the House floor and talked about how that slogan . . . could undermine the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement, just as burn, baby, burn destroyed our movement back in the 60s." Clyburn added Rep. Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., lost his reelection bid against GOP candidate Nancy Mace over calls to defund the police, and he is concerned calls to "defund the police" suffer because of a lack of clarity. "When I talked to...
    Immigrants moved by Biden and Harris speeches The famous, must-try sandwich in each state At the end of his biting SNL monologue, Dave Chappelle encourages America to find a way to forgive each other © Lester Cohen / Getty Images Dave Chappelle hosted "Saturday Night Live." Lester Cohen / Getty Images Dave Chappelle hosted NBC's "Saturday Night Live" hours after Democratic nominee Joe Biden addressed the nation for the first time as president-elect. Following the divisive election, the 47-year-old comedian encouraged Americans "to find a way to forgive each other." "You have to find a way to live your life," he said, adding, "You have to find a way to find joy." Chappelle previously hosted the comedy sketch show following the 2016 presidential election between President Donald Trump and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. After one of the most...
    After a half-century in elective politics and three presidential bids, Joe Biden has finally won the White House. The Fox News Decision Desk projected on Saturday that the Democratic nominee will win the state of Nevada and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, giving the former vice president the electoral votes he needs to defeat President Trump and capture the presidency. ELECTION 2020 LIVE UPDATES: FOX NEWS PROJECTS BIDEN WINS PRESIDENCY "I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris," Biden said in a statement. "In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America." Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Biden was able to succeed where his past bids for the White House fell...
    Residents of cities all across the country took to the streets to cheer following Saturday's announcement that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had defeated Republican incumbent President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.  Biden, 77, will be the 46th president of the United States.  California Sen. Kamala Harris, the vice presidential nominee, will join the former vice president in the White House come January. Harris, 56, is America's first female, first Black, and first South Asian vice president-elect. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP The Biden-Harris victory came after more than three days of uncertainty in the contest as election officials quickly worked to sort through a historic surge of mail-in and provisional ballots that delayed the process.  Biden crossed the 270 Electoral College vote threshold with a win in Pennsylvania, the Fox News Decision Desk projected.  President Trump, however, has refused to concede, vowing further legal action on ballot counting. Biden and Harris are...
    (CNN)Kamala Harris, who on Saturday became America's first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect, represents a new face of political power after an election all about who wields power and how they use it. The California senator's history-making win also represents the millions of women in the demographics -- often overlooked, historically underrepresented and systematically ignored -- who are now the recipients of that new power for the first time in the country's 200-plus-year history.Harris and President-elect Joe Biden's victory as projected by CNN, arrives days after a prolonged vote count reflecting a deeply divided electorate. It symbolizes a bookend to the Trump era, which followed the first Black US President and was buoyed social ills including White supremacy. Harris' triumph, in particular, marks a new high point in a career of barrier-breaking accomplishments, from San Francisco district attorney to California attorney general to just the second-ever...
    Loading the player... Joe Biden says he is already preparing to assume the presidency even though he has not been declared the winner in his race against President Donald Trump. “I want people to know we’re not waiting to get the work done,” he said late Friday in remarks to the nation. Biden said he and his running mate, Kamala Harris, have held briefings on the coronavirus and the economy this week as the U.S. records record daily cases. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, joined by vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), speaks one day after Americans voted in the presidential election, on November 04, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden spoke as votes are still being counted in his tight race against incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump which remains too close to call. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) He noted nearly 240,000 people have died from the pandemic...
    The Secret Service is sending in extra agents to the Biden campaign headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, beginning Friday to ramp up protection ahead of his possible assumption of the presidency. What are the details? According to the Washington Post, Biden's campaign is preparing for the possibility that former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden could soon claim a victory in the election against incumbent President Donald Trump. "The Secret Service summoned a squad of agents to add to the protective bubble around Biden after his campaign told the agency that the Democratic nominee would continue utilizing a Wilmington convention center at least another day," the outlet reported, "and could make a major speech as early as Friday, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the security protocols." Secret Service spokesperson Catherine Milhoan — as well as a spokesperson for...
    The Secret Service has been sent to Delaware to increase the amount of protection around Joe Biden after the campaign for the Democratic nominee noted they would be requiring use of the Wilmington convention center for at least one more day with suggestions that the former Vice President could make a major speech on Friday.  Although the Secret Service does not publicly discuss its security arrangements for the president or the candidates it protects, dozens of agents are currently providing security for the Biden campaign at the Chase Center at the Riverfront convention center in Wilmington. Biden's additional security would begin on Friday, however it is not the full protective detail that would normally accompany a president-elect, but it is more elevated than his current setup. The Secret Service has been asked to continue its assignment surrounding Joe Biden for another day with suggestions of a 'big announcement' later...
    President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden fought to a draw in the battle for Catholic voters, a key constituency that in recent elections has sided with the winner of the race for the White House. According to exit polls from the Associated Press, Trump received 50% of the Catholic vote, equal to his performance four years ago and just a tick better than Biden’s 49%. The former vice president, who is Catholic, attends Mass regularly. He did 3 percentage points better with Catholics than 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. In 2012, Barack Obama edged out Republican nominee Mitt Romney with Catholics, 50% to 48%. Four years earlier, Obama topped John McCain with these voters by 9 points — 54% to 45%. In 2000, George W. Bush was elected president while losing Catholics narrowly to Democrat Al Gore, 50% to 47%. But four years later, Bush won Catholics 52% to...
    No Republican nominee has done as well with Hispanic voters in 16 years as did President Trump in his contest with Democratic nominee Joe Biden. According to exit polls from the Associated Press, Trump received 35% of the Hispanic vote. That amounted to 7 percentage points better than his abysmal showing with Hispanics four years ago and just 5 points behind the 40% George W. Bush garnered in 2004. Trump’s improvement with Hispanic voters, a historically solid showing, helped him run competitively with Biden in key battleground states. Indeed, in Florida and Texas, swing states Trump could not afford to lose, his strong showing with Hispanic voters was integral to his victories in each. In Florida, Trump received 47% of the Hispanic vote, according to exit polling conducted by Edison Research and reported by the New York Times. In Texas, where Republicans typically garner 35% of the Hispanic vote, Trump...
    VIDEO2:0102:01Former senator Joe Lieberman: Trump has a right to take his case to courtSquawk Box Former Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman told CNBC on Thursday that President Donald Trump's campaign has the right to file lawsuits challenging state election outcomes. However, the former U.S. senator from Connecticut said he hopes that Trump takes lessons from how Al Gore handled the hotly contested 2000 election that went to the Supreme Court if the litigation does not go his way. "You've got a right to take your case to the courts. Let the judges decide. But most of all, as Al Gore did in 2000, it has got to end at some point for the good of the country," Lieberman said on "Squawk Box." "You've got to have a transfer of power and pull together." Lieberman has endorsed Biden. The Trump campaign is pursuing legal action over vote counting in a...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks about health care at Beech Woods Recreation Center October 16, 2020 in Southfield,m Michigan.Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is projected to win the state of Michigan, NBC News reported Wednesday. Michigan has 16 Electoral College votes. Polling averages had indicated Biden held a lead in the state. The state voted for Republican presidential candidates from 1972 to1988 before flipping to Democratic winners from 1992 to 2012. Then in 2016, Trump narrowly defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Michigan by just 0.2% — the closest popular vote margin of any state that election. This is breaking news. Check back for updates.Related Tags Hillary Clinton Breaking News: Politics Politics White House Donald Trump
    The fate of the 2020 presidential election remains in flux, but Democratic hopeful Joe Biden has already claimed the record for the most overall votes garnered in a single race. As of Wednesday afternoon, the two-term former vice president had amassed 69,626,112 votes nationwide, with several states still crunching the numbers, according to ABC News. Barack Obama held the previous record, racking up 69,498,516 votes during his first White House victory in 2008. In the last election cycle, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton logged about 65.8 million votes but lost the all-important Electoral College race to President Trump, who notched some 62.9 million votes. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in election night event at the Chase Center.Getty Images This time around, Trump has so far hauled in about 66.7 million votes, according to ABC News. But the all-important Electoral College tally remains undecided, with make-or-break states like Georgia,...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign said on Wednesday morning that the former vice president is “on track to win this election” over President Trump. Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon predicted on a conference call Wednesday morning with reporters that the Democratic nominee “will be the next president of the United States.” CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST ELECTION RESULTS “By this afternoon, we expect that vice president will have leads in states that put him over 270 electoral votes,” O'Malley Dillon emphasized. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden waves to supporters, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Pointing to states that have yet to be called, O'Malley Dillon said “we are on track to win in Michigan by more than Donald Trump did in 2016, to win in Wisconsin by more than Trump did in 2016, to win in Pennsylvania by more than...
    Election night can be nerve-wracking. Google searches for “liquor store near me” and “fries near me” were at an all-time high on Tuesday night, according to the search giant. On Tuesday evening, “Chinese food near me” was also one of the top trends in U.S. search, according to Google Trends. BIDEN, TRUMP CAMPAIGNS DIG IN FOR LEGAL FIGHT WITH KEY BATTLEGROUNDS UNDECLARED President Trump and Joe Biden on Monday as they made their final pitches to voters (Getty Images) Underlining global interest in the race to the White House, Google also noted late Tuesday that “election” was the most searched term globally in the prior 24 hours. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has been the most searched candidate in the U.S. over the past day, according to Google, noting that the former vice president has accounted for 51% of candidate searches. President Trump has accounted for 42% of searches,...
    Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with union carpenters in front of a Minnesota state flag during a tour of the Jerry Alander Carpenter Training Center before a campaign event in Hermantown, a suburb of Duluth, Minnesota, U.S., September 18, 2020.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Democratic nominee Joe Biden is projected to win Minnesota's ten Electoral College votes, according to NBC News. Polling averages had indicated Biden held a lead in the state. The state has chosen Democratic presidential candidates for the last 11 elections. However, Trump only trailed Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton by 1.5% in 2016. Democratic Sen. Tina Smith is also projected to hold onto her seat after facing a challenge from Republican Jason Lewis. This is breaking news. Check back for updates.Related Tags Hillary Clinton Breaking News: Politics Politics White House Donald Trump
    The Fox News’ Decision Desk called Arizona early Tuesday night despite frustration from the Trump 2020 Campaign, which alleged the call was made too early. But polling responses from voters in the traditionally red state shed some light on how Democrats flipped the state. A survey conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago by an independent, nonpartisan research organization found that 30 percent of voters in Arizona are elderly – and make up a large portion of the voter base. CLICK HERE TO SEE FOX NEWS’ LIVE PROBABILITY DIALS The state is split evenly, 49% on either side, among elderly voters, on whether President Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden should win Tuesday's race. Another growing voter base in Arizona is Hispanics -- who, like the elderly, were also disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. Trump took a big hit from Hispanic voters in Arizona, with 61%...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenLady Gaga at Biden rally: Trump 'believes his fame gives him the right to grab' women Pelosi says House is prepared to decide president if election results are disputed Tillis-Cunningham race in NC could decide Senate majority MORE is projected to easily win the West Coast states of California, Oregon and Washington on Tuesday. The three states, longtime Democratic strongholds, constitute a gain of 74 Electoral College votes for Biden. All three were quickly called for the former vice president by the Associated Press and news networks shortly after polls closed. California, by far the largest haul of Biden's western sweep, last voted for a Republican presidential nominee in 1988, when former President George H.W. Bush narrowly edged Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis in the state. Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeWashington, Oregon, Nevada join California plan to review COVID-19 vaccine 10 under-the-radar races to watch in November...
    President Trump’s former physician Ronny Jackson is projected to win a seat in Congress, according to NBC News and CNN. The former White House doctor and Trump’s one-time nominee for Veterans Affairs Secretary will now represent Texas’ 13th Congressional District as a Republican. Jackson served in the White House medical unit under President George W. Bush and was appointed physician to the president under President Barack Obama and President Trump before he was nominated to serve as secretary of veterans affairs in March 2018. The Navy rear admiral, who famously declared that Trump could live to 200 years old, was forced to withdraw his nomination after allegations of misconduct including drinking on the job and overprescribing drugs — charges he vehemently denied. In a Trump campaign call last month, Jackson told reporters that he was “convinced” that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, 77, does not have the cognitive ability to be commander-in-chief. Filed...
    Ask Republican Bryant “Corky” Messner why he’s running for the Senate in New Hampshire and he spotlights individual liberties and economic freedoms. “I’m running for the U.S. Senate because I want to fight for and protect for everybody in New Hampshire and for generations beyond individual liberty and economic freedom. And those things in my opinion make up the opportunity to live the American dream,” Messner said in an interview with Fox News. And taking aim at Democrats, Messner argued that “the progressives, the Democrats, the liberals, want to pull more and more power to the government. When the government grabs more power, we lose liberty. We lose freedom.” FILE - This photo combo shows Republican Bryant "Corky" Messner, left, and incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, right, New Hampshire candidates for the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 3 general election. (AP Photos, File) Messner is challenging Democratic...
    Twitter users continue to spread racist falsehoods about the Democratic vice presidential nominee. Long before Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced her as his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was the target of widespread online misinformation. Social media posts included racist claims that she was ineligible to serve in the White House or that she was lying about her Black and Indian heritage. Her mother is from India and her father from Jamaica. Since being named to the presidential ticket, Harris has been at the center of online misinformation campaigns four times as much as the white men who campaigned for the job in the last four years, according to a report from media intelligence firm Zignal Labs shared exclusively with The Associated Press.
    After months of campaigning, Election Day has arrived and America will decide whether it is Donald Trump or Joe Biden who spends the next four years in the White House. While it has been almost 30 years since an incumbent has been defeated and prevented from serving a second term, the former Vice President will like his chances. Polls currently show him as the close but clear favorite, as reported by The Washington Post. However, if a few toss-up states swing to Trump, Biden could be looking at a long night, one that could stretch well beyond Election Day. Biden Has Multiple Paths To Victory   Alex Wong / Getty Images While Trump’s path to reelection is the same narrow route that requires holding onto narrow margins in swing states, Biden has several options. If results follow the current polling, Biden will reverse the narrow losses suffered by Hilary...
    As America heads to the polls, these are the top election search topics on Google. Google Trends data reveal the key political issues Americans are searching for. As of Tuesday morning, unemployment ranked highest in highly searched political topics over the past seven days, followed by crime, health care, wages and Supreme Court. VOTERS HEAD TO POLLS TUESDAY WITH MORE THAN 98M BALLOTS ALREADY CAST Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has been the most searched candidate in the U.S. over the past day, according to Google, noting that the former vice president has accounted for 49% of candidate searches. President Trump has accounted for 45% of searches, while Libertarian Party nominee Jo Jorgensen and Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins have accounted for 5% and 1%, respectively. Google notes that search data is an indication of curiosity in the subject or candidate. “It should not be considered an indication of voter intent,” the search giant...
    Polling locations in the battleground state of Minnesota opened at 7 a.m. local time on Election Day and will remain open until 8 p.m. A final election poll, released Thursday by KSTP/SurveyUSA, found Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump in the state, with support from 47 percent of likely voters to 42 percent for Trump, and 6 percent of voters undecided. That poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.6 percent. It was also off by about 4 percent in each of the last two elections, predicting former President Barack Obama would beat 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the state by 11 percentage points in that year’s contest. Obama ultimately won by 7.5 percent. It found Trump leading 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by 3 percentage points, 45-42 percent, in the last presidential election. Clinton prevailed by less than 2 percent. As...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A new Monmouth University poll has former Vice President Joe Biden with a 5-point to 7-point lead over President Donald Trump among likely voters in Pennsylvania. The findings of the poll show that Joe Biden has found backing from young voters and people of color that is helping him to offset the gains of President Trump among senior voters and the most competitive counties in the commonwealth. The poll also reveals that more voters trust Joe Biden to handle the Coronavirus pandemic than President Trump. According to the poll results, Joe Biden leads President Trump by a 51% to 44% margin among likely voters, if vote turnout is high. Related stories: Latest Monmouth U. Poll Shows Joe Biden’s Lead Over President Trump Grows To 12-Points Among Likely Pa. Voters Former VP Joe Biden Holds Lead Over President Trump Among All Registered Voters...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden spent his Sunday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, making a final pitch to Black voters in the key state, Fox News reported. During a fiery speech, the Democrat took aim at President Donald Trump, slamming him for mishandling the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. He described Trump’s handling of the crisis as “almost criminal,” noting that the pandemic has disproportionately affected the Black community. Biden said that he would, if elected, develop a plan for “full and fair distribution of therapeutic and vaccines” and also “a plan to address the disproportionate way this virus has been hitting and devastating the Black community across America.” The Democratic nominee cast Trump as a demagogue who seeks to divide Americans by the color of their skin. “In two days, we can put an end to a presidency that fanned the flames of hate, poured gasoline on every opportunity...
    White House again goes after Fauci, Trump hits five battleground states: Live election updates Man Utd legend Charlton diagnosed with dementia: reports I Can't Believe This Social Security Bonus Was So Easy Ad Microsoft Americans Are Obsessed With New Blanket That Puts You To Sleep In Minutes Ad Microsoft 23 New Gadgets That Will Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/19 SLIDES © Kyle Dubiel/NBC "Saturday Night Live" has been delivering laughs ahead of the 2020 presidential election thanks to the talents of its A-list guest stars: Jim Carrey as former vice president-turned-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Maya Rudolph as as...
    Democratic candidate Joe Biden had trouble getting his words out on Saturday during a rally in Michigan as he railed against President Trump's plans for healthcare. Biden was on a roll as he told voters how Trump would take away their protections from pre-existing conditions and destroy the Affordable Care Act when he suddenly muttered something completely unintelligible. 'We're also going to act to protect health care. Trump and the Republicans just jammed through a Supreme Court nominee for one overwhelming reason, as Barack said, the president said, they have been trying with over 50 shots to take out Obamacare, to destroy the Affordable Care Act,' Biden started.    Democratic candidate Joe Biden had trouble getting his words out on Saturday during a rally in Michigan as he railed against President Trump's plans for healthcare Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden greet each other...
    (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday, his campaign said in a statement. (Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt in Flint, Michigan; Editing by Leslie Adler) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States, coronavirus
    Sen. Kamala Harris was the main attraction at a Miami drive-in party that featured hours of music and special appearances by Chef Jose Andres and rapper Fat Joe.  The Democratic vice presidential nominee hit President Donald Trump on his record on race, immigration and climate change, as she bounced around the stage wearing high-top Chuck Taylors, with '2020' written on the side of them.     'We deserve better,' she said. 'You measure a person's strength not by who they beat down, but who they lift up.'   At one point near the end of her remarks, a man wearing his mask wrong revealed himself to be a Trump supporters and started yelling, 'Where's Hunter?' at the vice presidential nominee, a reference to Joe Biden's son and his controversial business dealings.  Sen. Kamala Harris was the main attraction Saturday at a drive-in rally that had a party vibe, with hours of...
            by Harlan Hill  “There’s no excuse for looting,” Joe Biden says, as Philadelphia suffers wanton lawlessness, destruction, and violence at the hands of people who pretend they are “peaceful protesters” standing against “racial injustice.” Let’s hope that Biden has, at long last, learned that it’s not a good idea to whitewash, condone, or otherwise excuse riots. It’s still a shame that it took internal polling to convince Biden that literally getting down on his knees and bowing is never an appropriate response when people are being robbed, beaten, and killed. It’s an even bigger shame that he remains unwilling to directly condemn those responsible for rioting over what can only be seen as a justified police shooting. Walter Wallace, Jr. charged at police with a knife after ignoring repeated warnings to drop his weapon. He was out on bail, awaiting trial for threatening to shoot a woman in...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Kamala Harris made her first visit to Texas Friday since becoming the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee. As she walked on stage at the First St. John Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Harris said, “What’s up Fort Worth?” The California Senator praised the record early voting in Texas, where more than 9,000,000 people had cast their ballots through Thursday. During her rally before more than 200 supporters, she urged them not to stop. “This is no time to let up on the pedal, right.” Kamala Harris campaigns in Fort Worth (credit: CBSDFW.COM) Harris criticized President Donald Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It didn’t have to be this bad,” Harris said. She said Joe Biden will bring the country back together. “We have a choice in this election to elect Joe Biden who says we are a first order of priority to unify our country,” she said....
    Moore and his wife wear their brand news gun clothes! Barry Moore, Alabama’s former Republican representative who is now a GOP nominee to once again be a representative, has been making racist headlines for some time now. Before he reran for office, Moore’s career was once filled with bogus voter fraud legislation, harsh anti-immigration bills, draconian abortion laws, drug testing for welfare, homophobic discriminatory laws, and adaptation of old cruel forms of execution.* Also pro-confederacy laws.** And was arrested in 2014 for felony perjury in a big corruption case, where he told a grand jury one thing only to have audio recordings of him saying another thing appear.*** On Friday, Moore—possibly feeling the racist urges that have made him who he is—decided to try and figure out why polls are not favoring conservatives these days. Probably after washing his hands and taking off his mask and remembering there won’t be the the same kind...
    Hallmark Channel Hallmark An actor starring in an upcoming Hallmark 2020 Christmas movie is also nominated for a Tony Award. The multi-talented actor is going to be seen on the small screen this weekend before fans find out if he is winning a Tony award.Aaron Tveit Stars in ‘One Royal Holiday’ on October 31 Crown MediaAaron Tveit Aaron Tveit plays the leading man in Hallmark’s One Royal Holiday on Saturday night, October 31 at 8 p.m. Eastern. He stars opposite Laura Osnes. The synopsis for the movie reads: “When Anna (Osnes) offers a stranded mother (Clark) and son (Tveit) shelter in a blizzard, she learns that they are the Royal Family of Galwick. Anna shows the Prince how they do Christmas in her hometown, encouraging him to open his heart and be true to himself.” Crown MediaHallmark Tveit is an actor and singer known for originating roles...
    Rapper Lil Wayne sang President Donald Trump's praises in a social media post on Thursday, delivering his own October surprise of sorts. While the artist stopped short of an outright endorsement, it did not go unnoticed that his message was sent out just days ahead of the Nov. 3 election.What are the details?"Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus," the rapper, whose given name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., tweeted, along with a photo of him and Trump smiling together in front of a row of American flags. "Besides what he's done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership," Lil Wayne said of the president, referring to the First Step Act of 2018 and Trump's new "Promise to Black America," adding, "He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it...
    As the election draws nearer and nearer, you might be wondering: What does campaigning look like these days, considering the current circumstances? President Donald Trump hasn’t been one to shy away from rallies and large gatherings, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. His opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, has done things a bit differently, as has his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris. All sorts of familiar faces have been out campaigning for Trump and Biden, as well. Flip through the photos, below, for a peek.Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a rally on Oct. 26, 2020 in Hibbing, Minnesota. Pence will continue to campaign, despite five members of his staff testing positive for coronavirus. (2020 Getty Images)From left, Charlie, Zacch and Chris Reed wait in warming tents for Vice President Mike Pence to arrive at the Range Regional Airport on Oct. 26, 2020 in Hibbing, Minnesota. (2020 Getty Images)From left,...
    Joe Biden's brother Jim has refused to answer questions about the family's dealings with China, asked on his doorstep by Fox News. The camera crew saw Jim, seven years younger than Joe, arrive back at a house in Maryland, which Fox said was linked to him in public records.   'I don't want to comment about anything,' Jim said, as the Fox News reporter yelled questions from the street.  Asked if he cared to answer questions, Jim said: 'Nope.' Jim has been thrust into the spotlight as a result of questions asked about a company, Sinohawk, which he founded with his nephew Hunter - Joe's son. Fox News Privacy Policy Jim Biden was spotted by a Fox News crew in Maryland on Wednesday Joe Biden and his brother Jim are pictured in October 2008, on the campaign trail Joe Biden is watched in Iowa by wife Jill,...
           
    WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told reporters that he plans to cast his vote in the 2020 election later on Wednesday. (Reporting by Ernest Scheyder in Wilmington, Delaware; editing by Jonathan Oatis) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When the Rev. Tondala Hayward learned about plans to build a landfill next to her church in a predominantly Black, working-class neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee, she called Marquita Bradshaw. Bradshaw spoke out against the landfill and helped Hayward mobilize opposition, and it was never built. “They were going to use that space because they thought the predominantly African American community was not going to speak up,” Hayward said. “I would not have been able to win without Marquita.” Bradshaw hopes her experience as an activist will lead her to the U.S. Senate. A surprise Democratic primary winner, Bradshaw sees herself as the right candidate for a moment when waves of protest have swept across the country and many Americans are focused on issues like racial equality in policing. But she faces formidable opposition for the seat left open by retiring Republican Lamar Alexander. She faces...
    By ADRIAN SAINZ and JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When the Rev. Tondala Hayward learned about plans to build a landfill next to her church in a predominantly Black, working-class neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee, she called Marquita Bradshaw. Bradshaw spoke out against the landfill and helped Hayward mobilize opposition, and it was never built. “They were going to use that space because they thought the predominantly African American community was not going to speak up,” Hayward said. “I would not have been able to win without Marquita.” Bradshaw hopes her experience as an activist will lead her to the U.S. Senate. A surprise Democratic primary winner, Bradshaw sees herself as the right candidate for a moment when waves of protest have swept across the country and many Americans are focused on issues like racial equality in policing. But she faces formidable opposition for the seat left open...
    Billionaire Mike Bloomberg plans to fund a $15 million ad blitz in two key election battleground states the week leading up to the presidential election, the New York Times reported. A spokesperson for the former Democratic presidential candidate told the Times on Tuesday that Bloomberg would use his super PAC, Independence USA, to air ads in Texas and Georgia. Bloomberg’s aid, Howard Wolfson, said the former New York City mayor views the battleground states as opportunities to expand the electoral college map, according to NYT. “We believe that Florida will go down to the wire, and we were looking for additional opportunities to expand the map,” Wolfson said. “Texas and Ohio present the best opportunities to do that, in our view.” Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York City mayor, is funding a last-minute advertising blitz to bolster Joe Biden in Texas and Ohio after private polling found that President...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A staffer on Republican Roger Marshall's campaign for an open U.S. Senate seat in Kansas has tested positive for the coronavirus. Marshall's campaign confirmed Tuesday that the staffer tested positive last week after experiencing mild symptoms and self-quarantining. Marshall chief of staff Brent Robertson said in a statement that the unnamed staffer was exposed to the virus at a “personal” event and hasn't had contact with the candidate Marshall since before that event. Marshall's comments and actions during the coronavirus pandemic have become a major issue in his race against Democrat Barbara Bollier. He was a long-time obstetrician before he began representing a central and western Kansas district in Congress in 2017, and she is a retired anesthesiologist and Kansas City-area state senator. He has said during campaign stops that the U.S. is making progress in containing COVID-19 and he has sometimes appeared before unmasked supporters....
    In an interview released on Tuesday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz argued that President Donald Trump’s attacks on Hunter Biden are ineffective, The Hill reported. Speaking with Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, Cruz suggested that most voters simply don’t care about the purported scandals involving Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son. To illustrate his point, Cruz pointed to the final presidential debate, during which Biden brushed off Trump’s claims, telling voters that their families are what truly matters. “One of Biden’s best points was when he said all these attacks back and forth about my family and [Trump’s] family, they don’t matter. What matters is your family. That may have been Biden’s best moment, actually,” the Texas Republican said. Asked to clarify his opinion on the Hunter Biden story, Cruz said, “I don’t think it moves a single voter.” Cruz competed against Trump in the 2016 Republican Party primaries. Much like the...
    WASHINGTON -- Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump's nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come.Trump's choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on abortion, the Affordable Care Act, and even his own election. Democrats were unable to stop the outcome, Trump's third justice on the court, as Republicans race to reshape the judiciary.Barrett is 48, and her lifetime appointment as the 115th justice will solidify the court's rightward tilt.Monday's 52-48 vote was the closest high court confirmation ever to a presidential election, and the first in modern times with no support from the minority party. The spiking COVID-19 crisis has hung over the proceedings. Vice President Mike Pence's office said...
    Reuters October 27, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump reveled in one of his signature achievements on Monday at a White House ceremony to celebrate U.S. Senate confirmation of his third Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, eight days before the election. The made-for-TV prime-time event on the White House lawn mirrored one a month ago, when Barrett’s nomination was announced, which preceded a coronavirus outbreak among top Republicans including Trump himself. It came little more than an hour after the Republican-controlled Senate confirmed Barrett to the lifetime appointment on a 52-48 vote, with Democrats unified in opposition. Her confirmation as successor to liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last month, creates a 6-3 conservative majority on the high court. One Republican, Susan Collins, voted against the confirmation. Trump, who has been touting the appointment at campaign rallies to the cheers of his supporters, had pressed the Senate...
    WASHINGTON (AP/CBS4) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, with Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come. Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even his own election. Democrats were unable to stop the outcome, Trump’s third justice on the court, as Republicans race to reshape the judiciary. Barrett is 48, and her lifetime appointment as the 115th justice will solidify the court’s rightward tilt. WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 26: U.S. President Donald Trump stands with newly sworn in U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett during a ceremonial swearing-in event on the South Lawn of the White House October 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. The...
    Endorsed by President Trump in a district he carried by ten points in 2016, State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, the Republican nominee for New York’s 11th congressional district, is running against incumbent Democrat Max Rose in a race that the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) termed a top offensive target for 2020. She spoke with Breitbart News to discuss the upcoming election. Malliotakis described the ultimate direction of the country as the prime consequence of the election. “I think first and foremost, it’s what direction is this nation going in,” she said. “Are we going to continue to be a country that offers the American dream, its limitless potential and opportunity, or are we going to move down the path of socialism?” Noting her background as the daughter of a Cuban refugee, Malliotakis expressed concern for the Democratic Party’s embracing of socialist policies, which served as an impetus for her to...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come. Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even his own election. Democrats were unable to stop the outcome, Trump’s third justice on the court, as Republicans race to reshape the judiciary. Barrett is 48, and her lifetime appointment as the 115th justice will solidify the court’s rightward tilt. Monday’s vote was the closest high court confirmation ever to a presidential election, and the first in modern times with no support from the minority party. The spiking COVID-19 crisis has hung over the proceedings. Vice President Mike...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on the Senate floor Monday night that America is a “constitutional republic,” and the government’s “legitimacy” does not arise from the left’s “feelings.” McConnell said before the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, “Our Democratic colleagues keep repeating the word illegitimate as if repetition would make it true …We’re a constitutional republic. Legitimacy does not flow from their feelings.” He also said that Democrats now “see legitimate defeat as an oxymoron.” “The louder they scream, the less accurate they are,” he added. McConnell charged that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants to confirm activist judges instead of originalist judges such as Barrett. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) also slammed leftists’ attacks against Barrett during her confirmation. He said on the Senate floor:  The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett is truly historic. This is the most openly pro-life judicial nominee...
    Loading the player... WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come. Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even his own election. Democrats were unable to stop the outcome, Trump’s third justice on the court, as Republicans race to reshape the judiciary. Barrett is 48, and her lifetime appointment as the 115th justice will solidify the court’s rightward tilt. Read More: Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policies Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett listens during a recent meeting with Sen. John Barasso in Washington, D.C. President Donald Trump nominated Coney Barrett to replace Justice...
    The full Republican-led Senate voted to confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, to replace recently deceased Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Barrett’s confirmation came less than 24 hours after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held a late-night procedural move on Sunday to overcome a Democratic filibuster of her nomination. The full confirmation vote on Monday evening fell almost exactly along party lines with 52 Republicans in favor and 47 Democrats and one Republican — Maine Sen. Susan Collins — opposed. During the vote, several Democrats approached the well of the Senate to offer dramatic and emphatic thumbs-down gestures to symbolize their opposition to confirming Barrett just over a week from Election Day 2020. Four years ago, then-President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill the seat of Antonin Scalia, but McConnell refused to even hold a Judiciary hearing on the nominee, insisting that the American...
    By Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come. Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even his own election. Democrats were unable to stop the outcome, Trump’s third justice on the court, as Republicans race to reshape the judiciary. Barrett is 48, and her lifetime appointment as the 115th justice will solidify the court’s rightward tilt. Monday’s 52-48 vote was the closest high court confirmation ever to a presidential election, and the first in modern times with no support from the minority party. The spiking COVID-19 crisis...
    Overpowering Democratic opposition, Senate Republicans voted Monday evening to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, securing President Donald Trump’s nominee a week before Election Day and a likely conservative court majority for years to come. The tally was 52 senators in favor, versus 48 against, with one Republican senator, Susan Collins, casting a nay vote. The total, as per C-Spans initial results, had 52 senators for Barretts confirmation, enough to put her on the bench of the nations highest court. Republican Sen. Tom Cotton was quick out of the box with a comment on the confirmation, sent by his office within minutes of the final tallys announcement. “Judge Barrett has earned the confidence of the United States Senate and the trust of the American people," the Arkansas senator said. " Her confirmation is a triumph for the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and our nation.” Trumps choice to fill the vacancy of...
    Republicans just shredded every democratic norm and rammed through arch-conservative Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, an extremist move that will take America in a very ugly direction. Progressives have been promoting many ideas to fix this severe problem, like rebalancing the court by adding more seats, or instituting term limits for justices. Today, though, our most effective means of fighting back is to show Republicans that there are serious consequences for assaulting our cherished way of life. That's why Daily Kos is targeting half a dozen vulnerable Republican Senate seats that are up for reelection in 2022. Make them pay: Donate $1 right now to help us flip Republican seats held by senators who just put Amy Barrett on the Supreme Court. All of their current occupants of these seats willingly bowed down before Trump to cast votes in favor of...