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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 414
Twitter blocks tweet from Trump adviser downplaying masks
NEW YORK — Twitter blocked a post Sunday from an adviser to President Donald Trump who suggested that masks do not work to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Scott Atlas, who joined the White House in August as a science adviser, had tweeted “Masks work? NO,” and said widespread use of masks is not supported. The tweet violated a Twitter policy that prohibits sharing false or misleading misinformation about COVID-19 that could lead to harm ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 404
Trump continues bizarre appeals to suburban women as he campaigns in Covid hotspots
(CNN) If President Donald Trump loses his reelection bid in November, it will be in part because of his fundamental misunderstanding of the beliefs of "suburban women," whom he has tried to win back with a series of bizarre and racist appeals that seem more targeted to a stereotype from the 1950s and 1960s than the American women who actually live in those areas today. Many of the female voters who have abandoned Trump recoil from his divisive ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 399
US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden?
The Republican president is being challenged by Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden, who is best known as Barack Obama's vice-president but has been in US politics since the 1970s. As election day approaches, polling companies will be trying to gauge the mood of the nation by asking voters which candidate they prefer. We'll be keeping track of those polls here and trying to work out what they can and can't tell us about who will win the elec ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 396
US election 2020: How would Biden change foreign policy?
"I don't want to overstate this," says Tony Arend, with an intensity that radiates through his face mask. "But the future of the global order is at stake." The Georgetown University professor sees the election as a foreign policy showdown, "because we have two very fundamentally different visions of what the world should look like and what American leadership in the world should look like". The world according to President Trump is one of " ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 409
'It needs to stop': Whitmer blasts Trump over Michigan rally rhetoric
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer excoriated President Donald Trump for continuing his incendiary rhetoric toward her at a Saturday campaign rally in the wake of an alleged plot to kidnap her. Speaking in Western Michigan as part of a swing through the Rust Belt, Trump urged Whitmer to loosen restrictions on economic activity enacted to curtail the spread of coronavirus, which is surging in the region. “You’ve got to get your governor to open ...
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Saturday October 17, 2020 - Times viewed: 407
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wins second term in election landslide
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions. With most votes counted, Ardern's liberal Labour Party was winning 49% of the vote compared to 27% for its main challenger, the conservative National Party. Labour was on target to win an outright majority of the seats in Parliament, something that hasn't happened since New Zealand implemented a proportional voting ...
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Saturday October 17, 2020 - Times viewed: 414
Trump starts to articulate a painful reality: He could lose in 2020
He’s mused out loud about an embarrassing 2020 defeat. He’s acknowledged his severe deficit in key polls. And he’s made naked appeals to the critical voting blocs of suburban women and older adults — two demographics he has struggled to win over. Just weeks from Election Day, President Donald Trump is saying the quiet part out loud about his own campaign. The president is crisscrossing the country with a packed schedule, flying to some states ...
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Friday October 16, 2020 - Times viewed: 414
Both Trump and Biden sidestep questions in Town-Hall Debate
In a split-screen display, US voters heard dramatically different visions from Donald Trump and Joe Biden, his democratic challenger, at dueling town hall-style events on Thursday night, less than three weeks before the election President Donald Trump and Joe Biden battedled key questions during separate meet-the-voter TV events. rump refued to disavow a bizarre online conspiracy, while Mr Biden, a Democrat, would not divulge plans for the Sup ...
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Thursday October 15, 2020 - Times viewed: 415
5 Great Things We Should Never Forget About Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020)
A Supreme Court hero, and all-round wise woman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87 surrounded by family at her home in Washington, D.C. She was the second woman justice to serve on the highest court in the land—a pioneer in her field, when there were few females in the halls of legal offices or law schools. But there were other reasons we will always remember her. 1) She proved that mothers get things done—and then some. ...
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Thursday October 15, 2020 - Times viewed: 423
Biden campaign halts Kamala Harris' travel after two people in campaign's orbit test positive for coronavirus
(CNN)Joe Biden's campaign is halting the travel of his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, through this weekend after two people -- a flight crew member and Harris' communications director, Liz Allen -- tested positive for coronavirus. Harris was not in what the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define as close contact with either person, Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon said in a statement. Still, Harris' planne ...
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Thursday October 15, 2020 - Times viewed: 420
Twitter locks official Trump campaign account over sharing Hunter Biden video
Twitter suspended the official account of the Trump campaign on Thursday, saying Team Trump’s tweet calling Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden a “liar” and posting a video about Hunter Biden’s business dealings is a violation of its policy. “Your account has been locked,” the standard Twitter message read. “What happened? We have determined that this account violated the Twitter Rules. Specifically, for: Violating our rules against post ...
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Wednesday October 14, 2020 - Times viewed: 419
How to Get Amy Coney Barrett to Say What She Really Thinks
If she achieved nothing else, Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday displayed her skills as a law professor. Under gentle questioning by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), she explained important and complex legal concepts like originalism, textualism, standing to sue and “living constitutionalism.” But when she was pressed by Democratic senators on specific cases related to hot-button issues such as abortion, same-sex marriage and Obamacare, Barrett retre ...
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Tuesday October 13, 2020 - Times viewed: 421
Barrett avoids Democrats' questions on Obamacare, abortion
President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, repeatedly declined to answer questions on Tuesday about her views on abortion and Obamacare, frustrating Democrats at the beginning of the second day of her confirmation hearings. Appearing in-person before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Barrett emphasized that she had no political agenda and frequently cited her current role as a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals whe ...
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Tuesday October 13, 2020 - Times viewed: 431
Senators settle old grudges as Barrett confirmation hearing starts
The Senate Judiciary Committee is considering Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court. But it's also relitigating 2016. The opening session Monday amounted to a wholesale revisiting of the events four years ago, when Senate Republicans blocked President Barack Obama’s nominee, in addition to Democrats’ laser-focus on health care. “So far, it’s better than the hearings for Justice [Brett] Kavanaugh,” Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) opined, r ...
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Saturday October 10, 2020 - Times viewed: 432
Prominent Republicans turn on Trump
While the Republican Party has abandoned any election platform and will fawningly, say critics, adopt anything US President Donald Trump puts forth, some in the Grand Old Party (GOP) cannot stomach the commander-in-chief, his behavior and his policies. In an unprecedented break from tradition, the defectors are instead endorsing Democrat Joe Biden. “No president in modern history has faced such an organized opposition to his re-election by ...
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Friday October 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 437
Trump drops the F-bomb on Iran
President Donald Trump had some choice words for Iran Friday, warning the Islamic Republic: "If you f--- around with us, if you do something bad to us, we are going to do things to you that have never been done before." Trump dropped the F-bomb on conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh's live radio show while discussing Iranian support for U.S.-designated terrorist groups. While the word was censored on the slightly delayed radio broadcast, fo ...
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Friday October 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 437
Republicans Distance Themselves From President Trump
For Republicans, fearful of a possible electoral disaster just weeks away, it has become safe at last to dis Donald Trump — or at least to distance themselves from him in unmistakably purposeful ways. A barrage of barbed comments in recent days shows how markedly the calculus of fear has shifted in the GOP. For much of the past four years, Republican politicians were scared above all about incurring the wrath of the president and his supporter ...
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Friday October 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 437
The sex scandal that could keep the Senate in McConnell’s hands
Democrats have a clear shot at taking back the Senate majority next month. But if they fall short, Cal Cunningham may shoulder the blame. President Donald Trump is sagging nearly everywhere that matters and is placing more and more Senate races in the firing line for a Democratic takeover. But suddenly, Cunningham has clouded over what should be a fairly obvious Democratic path to victory that runs straight through North Carolina. The Democ ...
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Friday October 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 436
Trump campaign ready to unleash thousands of poll watchers on Election Day
he mood was pure jubilation at Trump Tower as returns trickled in on election night 2016. But a few of the candidate’s senior aides weren’t quite ready to join the party. As they gathered on the fifth floor, Trump political advisers including Bill Stepien, Justin Clark and Mike Roman realized that the margins were small enough in several states to potentially trigger a prolonged battle that would play out in vote counting rooms and recounts. W ...
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Thursday October 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 443
President Trump Says no to virtual debate
WASHINGTON DC - The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the second presidential debate will be held virtually. However, after hearing this news, President Donald Trump just announced that a virtual debate is not acceptable. Trump said he will not attend. He is apparently not concerned about the potential of infecting others with covid-19. 'I'm not going to waste my time': Trump says he won't do virtual debate against Biden. “I ...
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