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    The successful breach of the Capitol on the Jan. 6 siege could serve as inspiration for terrorists, a group of national security officials testifying before the Senate Wednesday agreed. The assessment came initially from Melissa Smislova, a top Homeland Security Department official. “We do assess that the breach on the Capitol could inspire others to act,” Smislova told the Senate. “I agree. Any time an adversary is successful, others pay attention and so we’re worried that this would be an inspiraiton,” FBI Assistant Director Jill Sanborn said immediately afterward. Smislova and Sanborn, along with Maj. Gen. William Walker and Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert Salesses, all testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing on missteps that occurred preparing for and responding to the Capitol riot. A group of national security officials testifying before the Senate Wednesday agreed that the successful breach of the Capitol on the Jan....
    US Agriculture Secretary Tom VilsackMandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack believes China is making good on promises it made as part of the landmark phase one trade deal it signed with the U.S. last year. Vilsack said that the deal allows for market conditions to dictate how much Beijing is required to purchase from U.S. farmers. The pandemic, he added, would qualify as a material market condition that would impact how much China has to buy. "The good news is – China seems to be living up to its responsibilities," he said on Wednesday. "The bad news is: At any point in time, because of the complex nature of the China-U.S. relationship, things can happen that might affect those purchases." After months of tense negotiation and a tit-for-tat tariff feud, China agreed in January 2020 to purchase an additional $200 billion in U.S. goods over...
    BEIJING (AP) — China’s commerce minister appealed to Washington for “joint efforts” to revive trade but gave no indication Wednesday when tariff war talks might resume or whether Beijing might offer concessions. “Cooperation is the only correct choice,” Wang Wentao said at a news conference. President Joe Biden has yet to announce a strategy for dealing with Beijing but is widely expected to renew pressure on trade and technology complaints that prompted his predecessor, Donald Trump, to raise taxes on Chinese imports. Wang said he looked forward to “joint efforts” to “push bilateral economic and trade relations back to the track of cooperation.” He noted President Xi Jinping talked with Biden by phone on Feb. 11 but gave no indication when negotiations might resume. Washington and Beijing have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods, disrupting global trade. They agreed last January to postpone further penalties but...
    BEIJING (AP) — China’s commerce minister appealed to Washington for “joint efforts” to revive trade but gave no indication Wednesday when tariff war talks might resume or whether Beijing might offer concessions. “Cooperation is the only correct choice,” Wang Wentao said at a news conference. President Joe Biden has yet to announce a strategy for dealing with Beijing but is widely expected to renew pressure on trade and technology complaints that prompted his predecessor, Donald Trump, to raise taxes on Chinese imports. Wang said he looked forward to “joint efforts” to “push bilateral economic and trade relations back to the track of cooperation.” He noted President Xi Jinping talked with Biden by phone on Feb. 11 but gave no indication when negotiations might resume. Washington and Beijing have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each other’s goods, disrupting global trade. They agreed last January to postpone further penalties but...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki indicated on Tuesday that President Biden agreed with U.S. climate envoy John Kerry’s assessment that climate policies need to be a priority, but stopped short of saying whether he is on board with the idea that there are less than ten years left to thwart the worst consequences of a global climate crisis. Psaki said during a press briefing that she did not have a new timeline to offer up from here, but acknowledged that Biden agreed with the former U.S. Secretary of State on the urgency of climate change. "The president agrees with former Secretary Kerry that it’s a crisis, that time is of the essence, we need to act quickly and that’s why climate is a key part of his agenda," Psaki said. U.S. special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry noted during an interview with CBS last week that scientists said 3...
    WASHINGTON  — The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court not to hear arguments in two cases on its March calendar about the Trump administration’s plan to remake Medicaid by requiring recipients to work. The Biden administration has been moving to roll back those Trump-era plans and cited "greatly changed circumstances" in asking Monday that the cases be dropped from the court’s argument calendar. They are currently scheduled to be heard on March 29. The court has been hearing arguments by phone because of the coronavirus pandemic. MEDICAID SPENDING COULD INCREASE BY NEARLY HALF  The high court had in December agreed to review lower-court decisions involving Arkansas and New Hampshire that found that the Trump administration’s support for work requirements went beyond what’s allowed by law. Arkansas on Monday opposed the Biden administration’s request that the cases be dropped, writing in a brief that the "central question in these cases...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court not to hear arguments in two cases on its March calendar about the Trump administration’s plan to remake Medicaid by requiring recipients to work. The Biden administration has been moving to roll back those Trump-era plans and cited “greatly changed circumstances” in asking Monday that the cases be dropped from the court’s argument calendar. They are currently scheduled to be heard on March 29. The court has been hearing arguments by phone because of the coronavirus pandemic. The high court had in December agreed to review lower-court decisions involving Arkansas and New Hampshire that found that the Trump administration’s support for work requirements went beyond what’s allowed by law. Arkansas on Monday opposed the Biden administration’s request that the cases be dropped, writing in a brief that the “central question in these cases — what Medicaid’s objectives are —...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed in a call on Monday to work closely to fight COVID-19, renew their partnership on climate change and defend democratic institution and norms around the world, including in Myanmar. "The leaders agreed to continuing close cooperation to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific, including support for freedom of navigation, territorial integrity, and a stronger regional architecture through the Quad," the White House said in a statement. (Reporting by Tim Ahmann and Doina Chiacu; Writing by Mohammad Zargham) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: Myanmar, environment, United States, India, Asia, international trade
    Thursday on FNC’s “Hannity,” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) vowed not to give into attacks against him and allow a double standard applied to conservatives. Hawley’s remarks come as a Simon & Schuster-associated publishing house is the publisher for Hunter Biden’s forthcoming book on the heels of canceling Hawley’s book. Partial transcript as follows: SEN. JOSH HAWLEY (R-MO): Well, you know, Sean, this is just a classic, left-wing hypocrisy. What we are seeing here is woke capital. They have an agenda. They want to push their cronies. They want to push their ideological agenda, and they want to silence and punish conservatives. And they tried to do it with me, although I’m not going to be silenced. But you and I both know they are trying to do it across the board, on social media. They’re trying to go after small business people who donated to Republicans. It’s unbelievable, and we...
    A NEW round of $1,400 stimulus checks will be sent out just days after a relief bill is agreed on – and families of four will get $5,600. In order for a third round of stimulus payments to sent out across the United States, Congress needs to pass its Covid relief bill. 4Congress needs to pass its Covid relief bill for a third round of checks to be sent out to AmericansCredit: Getty Images - Getty However, the exact date of when Congress will pass a relief bill remains unknown. White House officials are pushing for the legislation to be passed prior to mid-March, according to the Washington Post. Relief payments are expected to be sent out within days of being signed, the news outlet reports. In regards to the most recent Democratic push for $1,400 stimulus checks - the money would only be given to singles who make up...
    Newly-released video footage features Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives admitting they have "too much power" while expressing eagerness to work with the Biden administration. The right-wing guerrilla news outlet Project Veritas obtained recorded virtual conference calls from a Facebook "insider" that appear to shed light on how much influence the tech giant will have under the Biden presidency. TWITTER 'WHISTLEBLOWER' LEAKS VIDEO OF DORSEY TELLING STAFF ACTIONS WILL BE 'MUCH BIGGER' THAN TRUMP BAN "In his first day, President Biden has already issued a number of executive orders on areas that we as a company really care quite deeply about," Zuckerberg says in a compilation video of his recorded remarks from Jan. 21. "I think that these were all important and positive steps, and I am looking forward to opportunities where Facebook is going to be able to work together with this new administration on some of their top priorities, starting with the COVID response." Former U.K....
    Moscow — Russia's parliament ploughed ahead on Wednesday to ratify a bill extending the New START nuclear arms control treaty with the United States after the first phone call between President Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin announced on Tuesday that Russia and the U.S. had struck a deal to extend the treaty — the last arms control pact between the world's two biggest nuclear powers — which is set to expire on February 5. Then-Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia in a March 10, 2011, file photo. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP But Russia's eager declaration that an agreement had been reached "on our terms" appeared to get slightly out ahead of the Biden administration's assessment of circumstances. The White House did not immediately react to the vote in the Russian parliament. A readout of the Biden-Putin phone call provided by...
    SINGAPORE — China has so far failed to meet its purchase commitments for U.S. goods under the "phase one" trade deal that it struck with the Trump administration. As part of the "phase one" trade deal, China agreed to buy at least $200 billion more in U.S. goods and services over two years — in 2020 and 2021 — on top of its purchases in 2017. The agreement, signed in January last year, paused a damaging tariff fight between the U.S. and China that started in 2018. Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards In its first year of implementation, China imported $100 billion of the U.S. goods agreed to in the deal — roughly 58% of the targeted $173.1 billion for 2020, according to Chinese customs data compiled by think tank Peterson Institute for International Economics. Even though they refer to the same thing, statistics on Chinese imports from the U.S....
    AMERICANS could be sent their $1,400 stimulus check in a month if a new relief package is agreed. Now that Joe Biden has been sworn into office, his new $1.9trillion Covid relief deal could come into play soon. 2Americans are waiting on a third stimulus checkCredit: Getty Images - Getty Earlier this month, Biden revealed that he is intending to send a third $1,400 stimulus check to Americans. Since the plan was unveiled, Americans have been asking when they would get their money. According to a CBS News analyst, it has been predicted that in a best case scenario the third check could roll in by late February. This would be dependent on the bill being approved and signed by mid-February. 2The checks could come in FebruaryCredit: Getty Images - Getty Speaking from Wilmington, Delaware, earlier this month Biden said there is "real pain overwhelming the real economy, one where people rely on paychecks,...
    NEW $1,400 stimulus checks could be agreed this week and sent out "immediately." "There's no time to waste," Joe Biden said on Thursday while detailing his new $1.9trillion Covid relief plan. * Read our US Politics live blog for the latest news on Joe Biden, Donald Trump and Wednesday's inauguration 3Americans are hoping for a third checkCredit: Getty Images - Getty The new plan includes a third round of $1,400 stimulus checks, following last month's $600 deposit. Both Biden and outgoing President Trump said that they believed Americans should receive $2,000 checks. Therefore, Biden has pledged to make up the sum in the form of a third check. He said on Thursday that the checks would be "immediate." "We will finish the job of getting a total of $2,000 in cash relief to people who need it the most," Biden said. "The $600 already appropriated is simply not enough....
    A THIRD round of stimulus checks worth $2,000 could be agreed next week to get much-needed help to Americans. President-elect Joe Biden said last week that checks would be sent out "immediately" if the Democrats took control of both houses of Congress. 2Americans are hoping for $2,000 checksCredit: Getty Images - Getty The election of Georgia Senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock means that more cash could be dropping soon. The blue party will control both the House and the Senate later this month and, as one of Biden's priorities, could be one of the first things the politicians vote on. On Friday, Biden told reporters that "we need to provide more immediate relief for families and businesses now." He also told reporters last Monday that "money will go out the door immediately" to those who need it. 2The third check could be coming next weekCredit: Getty Images - Getty...
    President-elect Joe Biden said he spoke with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) about becoming labor secretary and that they jointly concurred that Sanders should remain in the Senate, citing a slim majority from the Georgia runoff elections. “I did give serious consideration of nominating my friend Bernie Sanders to this position,” Biden said from Wilmington, Del., formally announcing that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh would take the helm of the Labor Department on Jan. 20. “I'm confident he could have done a fantastic job,” Biden said about Sanders. “I can think the no more passionate ally to working people in this country, but after Tuesday's results in Georgia, giving democratic control to the United States Senate and a tie vote, Bernie and I agreed—as a matter of fact Bernie said we can't put control of the Senate at risk on the outcome of a special election in Vermont. He agreed we couldn't...
    More On: bernie sanders Senate holds rare New Year’s Eve session amid $2,000 stimulus checks fight Sen. Sanders pleads with McConnell: Give $2K checks vote on Senate floor Unusual political alliance forms in support of $2,000 COVID-19 checks Trump backs Sanders’ effort to force Senate vote on $2,000 checks President-elect Joe Biden revealed Friday that he wanted to nominate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders as his labor secretary, but the pair agreed they could not risk losing control of the Senate. “I did give serious consideration to nominating my friend Bernie Sanders. I’m confident that he could have done a fantastic job,” Biden said in Wilmington, Del., as he unveiled his economic team. “I can think of no more passionate, devoted ally to working people in this country,” he went on. The top US Department of Labor job ended up going to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a respected union leader....
    (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden's transition team said Friday that they did not agree to a two-week break in critical transfer-of-power discussions with Pentagon officials, despite an assertion from the acting Defense Secretary that both sides had agreed to take such a "holiday pause.""There was no mutually agreed upon holiday break," Yohannes Abraham, executive director of the Biden transition, told reporters Friday. "In fact, we think it's important that briefings and other engagements continue during this period, as there's no time to spare."Tensions between the Pentagon and the Biden transition spilled into public view once again on Friday after the acting Secretary of Defense, Christopher Miller, said the incoming Biden team had agreed to a two-week holiday break in previously scheduled transition talks at the Pentagon.Miller's announcement also acknowledged that the Pentagon had postponed a series of meetings with the Biden transition team that had been scheduled for Friday, saying that those...
    President-elect Joe Biden's transition team on Friday denied that it agreed to a break in briefings and meetings at the Pentagon, despite an assertion from acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller hours earlier of a "mutually-agreed upon holiday pause," saying the need for continuing the transition remains a top priority. [ READ: Senate OKs NDAA Over Trump Veto Threats ]"There was no mutually agreed-upon holiday break," Yohannes Abraham, a spokesman for Biden's transition team, told reporters Friday. "In fact, we believe it's important" that the briefings continue, he added, "as there is no time to spare" in preparing for national security contingencies ahead of Biden's inauguration next year. Cartoons on President Donald TrumpView All 1068 ImagesHis comments came shortly after the Defense Department issued a statement from Miller, whom Trump appointed during the lame duck period days after the November election. "Our key focus in the next two weeks is supporting...
    Alex Wong/Getty Images You may remember how a few weeks ago, one of the concerns flagged about the delay in the presidential transition process was the need for President-elect Joe Biden’s team to be receiving regular briefings. The transition has been underway, but now there has been a rather serious development — the transition briefings with the Pentagon have stopped for now. Axios reported Friday morning that Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller “ordered a Pentagon-wide halt to cooperation with the transition” in a move that apparently stunned others inside the Pentagon. After the report came out, Miller issued a statement saying it was just a “mutually-agreed upon holiday pause” and that “our key focus in the next two weeks is supporting essential requests for information on OWS and COVID-19 information to guarantee a flawless transition.” But Biden’s team is disputing that version of events. During a Friday transition briefing, Yohannes Abraham...
    A NEW $908billion stimulus package with a second round of checks could be agreed on today. A deal on the new Covid relief package could come as early as this morning, according to reports. 1A deal could be made todayCredit: Getty Images - Getty The package would include a new round of stimulus checks. However, it would not include state and local aid and a liability shield. Most read in NewsHUNTING BIDEN Trump 'wants special counsel to probe Hunter Biden taxes' after ousting BarrDON’T DO ITMcConnell ‘pleads with GOP not to challenge Biden’s win'... even as Trump doesEXPOSED Toobin 'left woman "pervy" voicemail years before Zoom masturbation scandal'CASTLE ROCKSSpectacular 11-bed castle on market for $4m is hiding eerie secretFREEDMan freed from life sentence for killing girl, 11, with stray bullet in 2002OFFENSIVE PRESSMcEnany ‘HECKLED by CNN reporter’ after saying media 'ignored Hunter probe' More to follow... For the latest news...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said he didn't hesitate to accept President-elect Joe Biden's offer to be his chief medical adviser. In an interview with NBC News anchor Savannah Guthrie, Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was asked if he agreed to Biden's proposal that he remain in his post and become his chief medical adviser as "part of the COVID team." "Did you say yes?" Guthrie asked. "Oh, absolutely. I said yes right on the spot, yeah," Fauci responded. Will you accept President-elect Biden's offer to serve as his chief medical adviser? [email protected], I said yes right on the spot. -Dr. Anthony Fauci pic.twitter.com/lHr3z1v3vo— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 4, 2020 Biden said in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on Wednesday that he plans to increase Fauci's role in his administration to combat the coronavirus pandemic, in addition to asking the public to...
    DR ANTHONY Fauci has agreed to be Joe Biden's medical adviser "on the spot" as tensions between the top doc and Donald Trump mount over the transition. The medical expert told the Today show on Friday that he accepted the president-elect's offer. 8Dr Anthony Fauci suggested he is not leaving the positionCredit: The Takeout w/ Major Garrett “Oh, absolutely,” Fauci said. “I said 'yes' right on the spot, yeah.” 8Fauci had worked on Donald Trump's WH coronavirus team Credit: AP:Associated Press 8Fauci is due to meet with Joe Biden's Covid transition team today Credit: AP:Associated Press Speaking on The Takeout podcast, Fauci told CBS reporter Major Garrett: "I'm going to be meeting with them today, by Zoom, by virtually. "So today will be the first day where there will be substantive discussions about the transition between me and the Biden team. "I'm very pleased that today we're having the...
    JOE BIDEN said a stimulus deal with second round of checks will be agreed upon once President Donald Trump leaves office Speaking at a virtual discussion hosted with front-line workers on Wednesday, Biden suggested Republicans have resisted the Dems stimulus demands out of fear of “retribution from the president.” 6Joe Biden said a stimulus deal with second round of check will be agreed upon once President Donald Trump leaves officeCredit: AP:Associated Press “Hopefully, when he’s gone, they will be more willing to do what they know should be done – has to be done – in order to save the communities they live in,” Biden said. Republicans and Democrats are negotiating a $2trillion package that includes $1,200 stimulus checks, unemployment benefits, small business aid, and state and local funding However, the major issues that come in the way of an agreement have to do with education funding, money allocated toward...
    Sen. Bernie Sanders indicated on Tuesday that he was confident President-Elect Biden wouldn't abandon the progressive policies their two teams agreed to prior to the election.  "If your question is, do I expect that the Biden administration will do everything that Bernie Sanders believes?" Sanders asked. "No, I don't. But do I expect that they will come forward and keep their word in maintaining and legislating on the proposals which we agree to? Yes, I do. And some of those proposals are very, very significant." The independent senator from Vermont made those comments on CNN after host Wolf Blitzer asked whether he expected Biden to pivot towards the center. BERNIE SANDERS THANKS, PRAISES PROGRESSIVES FOR 'BIDEN'S VICTORY' BEFORE RACE IS CALLED He specifically pointed to raising the minimum wage, lowering the age for Medicare elibigility to 60, and investing $2 trillion in climate and energy projects. Earlier this year, the two campaigns hammered out an agreement after...
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden by telephone on Tuesday and they agreed on the importance of the transatlantic partnership, her spokesman said. "She congratulated him and Vice President-designate Kamala Harris on their election victory. The chancellor expressed the wish for close and trusting future cooperation," Merkel's spokesman said in a statement. "The chancellor and the president-designate agreed that transatlantic cooperation is of great importance in view of the many global challenges," he added. (Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Edward Taylor) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States, Europe, Germany
    HUNTER Biden agreed to pay his stripper baby mama $2.5million to settle her paternity case despite claiming to have no income and “significant” debts, it is claimed. Controversy-plagued Hunter, 50, came to the arrangement with Lunden Roberts, 29, who he reportedly met at a D.C. strip club, earlier this year but the amount of the settlement has remained under wraps - until now. 6Hunter with his fatherCredit: REUTERS It is also claimed recovering drug addict Hunter, called "the smartest guy I know" by his dad Joe, settled a $450,000 tax lien soon after the settlement was agreed. Dominic Casey, a Florida-based private investigator who worked pro bono to help uncover Hunter’s finances to assist Lunden and her attorney, said he had seen documents that reveal the settlement, telling The Sun: "The information is from court files." Casey, whose submissions on Hunter appear in the paternity case court documents, said he...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Early television ratings show a steep drop from 2016 in the number of people who watched the first 2020 Presidential debate. That might be because viewers thought it was out-of-control, with more insults and information. How bad was it? President Trump interrupted Joe Biden at least 73 times during the debate, violating specific rules both campaigns agreed to: two minutes each to answer. “Wait a minute. Mr. President,” said Moderator Chris Wallace from FOX News, who struggled to maintain control, “your campaign agreed to both sides would get two-minute answers, uninterrupted. Well, you’re a side agreed to it and why don’t you observe what your campaign agreed to as a ground rule. Okay, sir?” The street fighting feel of the night drowned many false or misleading claims from both candidates, by far the most from President Trump. Despite the President’s claims, he has not proposed a comprehensive...
    VIDEO9:2709:27Trump and Biden answer questions on California wildfires and climate change policiesElections During the 2020 presidential debate on Tuesday night, moderator Chris Wallace asked candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden about their views on climate change and their plans to protect the environment. While they clashed on most points, both candidates said they supported electric vehicles. That's potentially good news for battery and automakers and charging infrastructure companies with a stake in U.S. market, including Tesla, Ford, General Motors, Panasonic and QuantumScape, which recently went public via SPAC.  According to research by the International Energy Agency, sales of electric cars hit 2.1 million globally in 2019, accounting for just 2.6% of global car sales, with 880,000 of those battery-powered vehicles sold in the U.S. Even with new EV offerings on the rise here, sales of vehicles with an electric powertrain are likely to account for only 9.1% of total U.S. vehicle...
    CLAIM: President Donald Trump told white supremacists like the Proud Boys to “stand by” and did not condemn them. VERDICT: DECEPTIVE EDIT. The transcript shows Trump said “sure” when asked to condemn white supremacists. The “stand” language came from the moderator, and the “Proud Boys” were first brought up by Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Critics of the president are claiming, incorrectly, that he would not condemn white supremacists at the first presidential debate. First of all, the question itself, from moderator Chris Wallace, was absurd: Trump has condemned white supremacists repeatedly. Asking him to condemn them (the “again” was never acknowledged) — and refusing to accept Trump’s assurances — was both ill-informed and inflammatory. Three things are clear from the transcript below: Wallace refused to accept “sure” for an answer and demanded Trump (and only Trump) condemn extremists onstage. Wallace is the one who introduced the “stand down” language —...
    Elizabeth Preza September 30, 2020 8:56AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. CNN's Jake Tapper on Tuesday offered a succinct analysis of the 2020 presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, calling the spectacle "a hot mess, inside a dumpster fire, inside a train wreck." "That was the worst debate I have ever seen," Tapper said. "In fact, it wasn't even a debate. It was a disgrace." : Tapper put the majority of the blame on President Trump, who he said "spent the entire time interrupting, not abiding by the rules he agreed to, lying, maliciously attacking the son of the vice president." "I can tell you one thing for sure: the American people lost tonight," Tapper argued. "Because that was horrific." "You took the words right out of my mouth," CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash replied, noting Tapper used some "high-minded...
    Chris Wallace scolded President Trump during Tuesday’s debate in what was a series of testy exchanges for not following the rules, and he suggested the president take his seat at the moderator desk. "You know, sir, if you wanna switch seats, we could do that,” Wallace said to Trump after the two interrupted each other as Trump tried to respond to a statement made previously by Joe Biden. Wallace instead wanted to move on to another subject. "You know, sir, if you wanna switch seats, we could do that."Chris Wallace briefly lectures @realDonaldTrump for repeatedly interrupting and talking over both him and @JoeBiden. pic.twitter.com/H8yQF3m0r9— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 30, 2020 "Mr. President, your campaign agreed both sides would get two-minute answers uninterrupted,” Wallace told Trump after another interruption. “Your side agreed to it. Why don't you observe what your campaign agreed to as a ground rule, OK, sir?" When...
    Joe Biden’s (D) team has reportedly rejected the Trump campaign’s request to have the former vice president’s ears inspected for an electronic device prior to Tuesday night’s debate despite agreeing to the proposal just days ago. President Trump’s campaign has requested that a third party inspects the ears of both candidates for listening devices ahead of the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio. While Trump has agreed to the request, the Biden campaign, at the time of this writing, has reportedly declined the request. That represents a drastic shift for the former vice president’s campaign, which reportedly agreed to the request just days ago. “Joe Biden’s campaign agreed to an inspection for electronic ear pieces at tonight’s debate several days ago but are now declining, a source familiar tells me,” the New York Post’s Ebony Bowden reported. Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign’s director of communications, confirmed the report: Can confirm. https://t.co/TDG51c6b10...
    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden spoke on Wednesday with the family of the Black man shot by police in Wisconsin, and emerged from the conversation calling for justice and condemning violent protest in Jacob Blake's name.   Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been rocked by civil unrest and violence since Sunday, when police shot Blake, 29, in the back at close range in an incident captured on video. Blake is paralyzed and is being treated for his injuries.   "I spoke to Jacob's mom and dad and sister and other members of the family just a little bit earlier, and I told them justice must and will be done," Biden said in a video posted to his campaign's social media accounts.   He said he agreed with Blake's mother, Julia Jackson, who said violence in the streets does not reflect her son or family.   "Protesting brutality is a...
    The nonpartisan commission that for more than three decades has organized and hosted general election presidential debates is turning down a request by President Trump’s re-election campaign to help broker talks between Trump’s team and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign to add a fourth debate between the two candidates. Fox News confirmed that the Commission on Presidential Debates on Friday sent a letter to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who serves as the president's personal attorney and who has been aiding the Trump campaign in debate negotiations. In the letter, the commission declined to get involved in any discussion between the campaigns about more debates and said the two camps needed to work it out on their own. TRUMP PUSH FOR EXTRA PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE REJECTED “We believe that any discussion pertaining to adding a debate should first be between the candidates. If an agreement is reached, they...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign is leaving themselves room to keep the former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee out of this fall's scheduled presidential debates, Trump 2020 media communications director Erin Perrine told "The Story" Monday. Earlier on Fox News, Biden deputy campaign manager and communications director Kate Bedingifeld told “America’s Newsroom” that Biden was the "one candidate in this race who has agreed to three debates". "The Trump campaign has actually not agreed yet to participate in the debates set by the presidential debate commission." VideoPerrine told host Sandra Smith Monday night on "The Story," that Bedingfield's comment was misguided, saying that "President Trump will be debating Joe Biden if Joe Biden decides to show up." "Kate left herself a little bit of a trap door there in not concretely saying Joe Biden will actually debate President Trump," Perrine said of Bedingfield. "She said he agreed to the debates but not actually if he would show up."...
    Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is “very much looking forward to debating Donald Trump,” the former vice president’s campaign deputy manager and communications director Kate Bedingfield told “America’s Newsroom” on Monday. She added that the Biden campaign has already agreed to the upcoming three presidential debates, while the Trump campaign has not. Bedingfield made the comments following the publication of an op-ed penned by former Clinton White House press secretary Joe Lockhart where he urged Biden to skip debating President Trump prior to the November election. “Whatever you do, don’t debate Trump,” Lockhart wrote on CNN's website. “Trump has made more than 20,000 misleading or false statements, according to the Washington Post. It’s a fool’s errand to enter the ring with someone who can’t follow the rules or the truth. Biden will undoubtedly take heat from Republicans and the media for skipping the debates. But it’s worth the risk as trying to debate someone incapable...
    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...
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