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Saturday October 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 918
President Trump takes time to vote in Florida
by Kristen Timbrook - The Oregon Herald Donald Trump has just voted for himself this morning for another term as president of the USA. He cast his vote in the 2020 presidential election at a library in West Palm Beach not far from his Mar-a-Lago resort. Of course, it is possible he voted for Joe Biden. Right? Trump told reporters after casting his ballot that he "voted for a guy named Trump." At a rally in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday, ...
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Friday October 23, 2020 - Times viewed: 936
A Day-By-Day Guide to What Could Happen If This Election Goes Bad
The coronavirus pandemic was always going to make the 2020 election uniquely complicated, and Donald Trump’s norm-busting style was always going to make it tense, but headlines in recent days have started to read like political thriller plot lines. We’ve seen Iranian skullduggery, dummy ballot boxes and mysterious threatening emails. Congressional Democrats are pleading with the military to respect a peaceful transition of power. A poll shows tha ...
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Sunday November 1, 2020 - Times viewed: 882
Trump mocked after claiming fossil fuels 'cleaner' than wind which 'kills the birds'
he US President declared America is "energy independent" during a debate about climate change in the final presidential debate before the election last night. He also told rival Joe Biden "I know more about wind than you do", which was met by bewildered laughter from the Democrat, before the President added "it kills all the birds". Trump even hinted that he may not believe in carbon emissions. And Twitter, expectedly, had a field day. ...
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Friday October 23, 2020 - Times viewed: 899
Trump comes out strong. But is it too late?
Had Donald Trump debated three weeks ago the way he did Thursday, he might be in a better place. His defense of his handling of the pandemic was cogent. He aligned himself with the public health experts he’s previously attacked. He took credit for a robust stock market. ut there was no winning this debate — not 12 days out from an election in which 47 million people have already voted and the number of people who say they’re undecided is ro ...
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Friday October 23, 2020 - Times viewed: 937
Biden wins final presidential debate
(CNN)Joe Biden did a better job in the final debate on Thursday, according to a CNN Instant Poll of debate watchers. Overall, 53% of voters who watched the debate said that Biden won the matchup, while 39% said that President Donald Trump did. Viewers once again said that Biden's criticisms of Trump were largely fair (73% said they were fair, 26% unfair), and they split over whether Trump's attacks on Biden were fair (50% said yes, 49% no). ...
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Thursday October 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 950
My Wild 2 Weeks Inside the Trump Campaign Bubble
LAS VEGAS — Monday was a day of rage for Donald Trump. He woke up at his Las Vegas hotel, a gold brick of glass on the edge of the Strip next to an abandoned lot, and was already in a foul mood. The previous day he had seen a TV ad that accused him of belittling American soldiers. “Losers. Suckers. Dopes. Babies,” the ad said. “That’s how Donald Trump describes our men and women in uniform.” He had railed about it at a rally in Carson City — “ ...
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Thursday October 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 945
Barr's defense of Trump in E. Jean Carrol's suit could give presidents carte blanche
If President Donald Trump and the Justice Department have their way, presidents will be legally permitted to defame anyone during their four (or eight) years in office. On Wednesday, a federal judge in Manhattan will hear arguments on the Justice Department's motion to substitute the United States for Trump as the defendant in a defamation suit. The Justice Department filed a reply brief Monday, arguing that Trump's conduct occurred within the ...
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Thursday October 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 940
Obama's speech in Philadelphia was powerful, America needs more from him
Barack Obama finally hit the campaign trail for his former vice president, Joe Biden, on Wednesday night, after four years of mostly shying away from the political spotlight. But while his razor-sharp speech was a welcome reminder of how great a campaigner Obama is, maybe he doesn't have to spend the rest of his post-presidency as a warmup act. At the start of the Trump administration, Obama seemed to vanish overnight. We'd catch glimpses of h ...
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Thursday October 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 965
Obama delivers scathing takedown of Trump before final debate
(CNN) Barack Obama, in a moment of catharsis that doubled as a warning against Democratic complacency, blasted President Donald Trump in a speech dripping with ridicule ahead of Thursday's crucial debate -- perhaps the President's last chance to turn around his campaign. The former President on Wednesday released four years of pent-up frustration in a scathing Philadelphia appearance that is likely to further irk an already irritable commander ...
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Wednesday October 21, 2020 - Times viewed: 955
Trump lashes out wildly as he seeks an election comeback
(CNN) President Donald Trump is struggling to find a compelling rationale for his reelection ahead of the final presidential debate, firing off wild, scattershot attacks against an expanding list of perceived political enemies. On a day of vitriol and stunts, the President's base-stoking narrative of anger and personal persecution targeted Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes," the Commission on Presidential D ...
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Tuesday October 20, 2020 - Times viewed: 979
Donald Trump leaves interview with Lesley Stahl, goes on Twitter attack
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump cut short a contentious interview with "60 Minutes" on Tuesday, and threatened to protest by posting a tape of the session before the program's scheduled broadcast on Sunday. "This will be done so that everybody can get a glimpse of what a FAKE and BIASED interview is all about," Trump said in a series of tweets that also attacked "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl. Trump, who has often criticized co ...
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Monday October 19, 2020 - Times viewed: 972
Trump trashes Fauci and makes baseless coronavirus claims in campaign call
(CNN)A frustrated and at times foul-mouthed President Donald Trump claimed on a campaign call that people are tired of hearing about the deadly pandemic which has killed more than 215,000 Americans and trashed Dr. Anthony Fauci as a "disaster" who has been around for "500 years." Referring to Fauci and other health officials as "idiots," Trump declared the country ready to move on from the health disaster, even as cases are again spiking and m ...
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Wednesday October 21, 2020 - Times viewed: 951
Trump's campaigning stoops to new lows as Covid cases spike
(CNN)President Donald Trump and the pandemic he is supposed to be fighting are running out of control with the two weeks until Election Day shaping up as among the most ugly and divisive periods ever ahead of a presidential vote. He's on a fresh collision course with Dr. Anthony Fauci, who's publicly questioning why Trump thinks mask wearing is weak after a wild weekend that saw the President, who's trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 965
The long list of Trump administration officials turned critics
Washington (CNN)Having overseen the highest turnover rate in presidential history, President Donald Trump was bound to have a few disgruntled ex-aides. Instead, a steady succession of ex-administration advisers -- including some of his highest-ranking Cabinet officials who spoke or met with him regularly -- have spoken out against his leadership and character, a remarkable break in precedent for a norm-shattering president. While there are ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 941
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: 917
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: 921
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: 889
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: 943
'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: 935
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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