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Friday October 16, 2020 - Times viewed: 518
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: 498
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: 508
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: 504
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: 500
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: 512
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: 521
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: 520
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: 522
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: 525
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: 543
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: 517
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: 527
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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Thursday October 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 527
The VP debate offers the nation a glimpse of a post-Trump future
At one point during Wednesday night's vice presidential debate, Mike Pence answered a question about abortion laws in Indiana by discussing Qasem Soleimani. Kamala Harris responded to a question about whether she and Joe Biden would expand the Supreme Court by invoking Abe Lincoln. Let's say this at the outset: This was a boring, unfocused debate between two well-prepared and polished candidates who had little interest in answering the questio ...
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Thursday October 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 530
VP debate: Kamala Harris v Mike Pence outshone by fly
Despite the candidates' best efforts, nothing they said resonated with people online quite like the wanderings of one unsuspecting insect. For approximately two minutes, a fly landed on Vice-President Mike Pence's head and became an instant internet celebrity. The phrase "the fly" has been tweeted and retweeted more than 700,000 times since it appeared during the debate. The Joe Biden campaign has taken full advantage of this, registerin ...
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Thursday October 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 526
Vice-presidential debate: Pence and Harris claims fact-checked
Pence: "Donald Trump... suspended all travel from China." Verdict: That's not right. Some people were exempt - it's estimated that thousands still flew to the US. Vice-President Mike Pence defended the US government's response to coronavirus, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives were saved because President Trump suspended all travel from China, in the early stages of the outbreak. Mr Trump issued an order on 31 January which stopped fo ...
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Thursday October 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 542
Harris seen as winner in vice presidential debate
(CNN) More Americans said Sen. Kamala Harris did the best job in the vice presidential debate Wednesday night, according to a CNN Instant Poll of registered voters who watched. About 6 in 10 (59%) said Harris won, while 38% said Vice President Mike Pence had the better night. Those results roughly matched voters' expectations heading into the debate. In interviews conducted before the debate, 61% of those same voters said they expected Harris ...
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Wednesday October 7, 2020 - Times viewed: 577
Why Kamala Harris has been so quiet as Biden’s No. 2
A couple years after being elected attorney general of California a decade ago, Kamala Harris was sitting in San Francisco with a handful of aides when one speculated about her becoming president someday. The room fell silent, and the half-dozen staffers turned to the Democratic up-and-comer to see how she would react. Harris was already being discussed for bigger roles on the national stage. “I would never want to be president,” Harris sai ...
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Tuesday October 6, 2020 - Times viewed: 540
United States District orders Iran to pay over nearly 1.5 Billion Dollars for missing ex-FBI agent
United States District court ordered Iran’s government to pay about 1.5 billon dollars in punitive and compensatory damages to the family of a former FBI agent who disappeared during a visit to an Iranian island in March 2007. In an order issued late last week, US District Judge Timothy Kelly said he adopted a special expert’s recommendation that Robert Levinson’s family be awarded $107m in compensatory damages. The judge awarded punitive dama ...
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Tuesday October 6, 2020 - Times viewed: 567
4 Funny Feelings About 2020
The presidential debates have begun, millions of early votes have already been cast and Election Day is right around the corner. That can only mean one thing: Pundits and prognosticators are about to start making bold predictions about who wins the presidency. Not me. Not yet, anyway. There’s no question that President Donald Trump is losing; that former Vice President Joe Biden holds the high ground. Still, if the 2016 election taught us a ...
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