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    Former Sen. Alan Simson (R-WY) features prominently in Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) most recent campaign ad as she fights an uphill battle for reelection. By all accounts, Cheney is trailing her GOP primary opponent, former Republican National Committeewoman Harriet Hageman, and is pulling out all the stops to try and bolster her chances – including Simpson. Sen. Simpson, who served in the U.S. Senate from 1979 t0 1997, is himself an institution in Wyoming, particularly in Republican politics. In the new ad, released Tuesday, Simpson simply says, “Join me in voting for Liz Cheney on August 16th” and is referred to only as “Al.” While the ad itself is relatively tame, Simpson, now 91, offered a lot more bluster in an interview with NBC News. The veteran Republican sounded off on Cheney’s work on the House Jan. 6 Committee, which has so raised the ire of former President Donald Trump and his allies. “She’s not after Trump or hating Trump, she is stating what is obvious to many Americans: That this is a wrecking ball of democracy,” Simpson...
    When people imagined what Tom Brady would do in in his retirement from the NFL, they probably didn’t see him making a movie with Jane Fonda. But it’s happening: Brady will produce and appear in a football-themed road trip movie titled “80 for Brady.” His co-stars will be Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sally Field and Rita Moreno, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In this video grab issued Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, by NBC, Jane Fonda accepts the Cecil B. deMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards. (NBC via AP)  The news of Brady teaming up with Fonda still comes as a surprise. First of all, did anyone see a feature film career in Brady’s future? More than that, Brady’s new project has him working with Fonda, an icon of liberal Hollywood activism who still is regarded as a public enemy to the seven-time Super Bowl champion’s politically conservative fans. They’ve never forgiven the 84-year-old Fonda, who they labeled “Hanoi Jane,” for her protesting the Vietnam War and traveling to Vietnam to see how the bombing was affecting civilians....
    Former First Lady Melania Trump has entered into a 'special arrangement' with Parler, the free speech-focused social media site announced on Wednesday. Trump's deal means she will post 'exclusive communications on Parler,' a statement from the company posted on Substack read. It's not immediately clear if or how much she was compensated. 'I am excited and inspired by free speech platforms that give direct communication to people worldwide,' the former first lady said in her own statement. 'Parler has been on the forefront of utilizing Web3 technology and empowers its users to foster productive discourse.'  Parler also powers Trump's new blockchain technology platform MelaniaTrump.com, which she unveiled in December for the purpose of selling non-fungible tokens, or NFTs.  The platform founded in 2018 amid a right-wing backlash against social media giants like Twitter and Facebook over their alleged anti-conservative censorship efforts.  Melania Trump is partnering with Parler, which has 16 million users, to post 'exclusive' content on the 'free speech' focused site It's since grown to have 16 million users. 'Mrs. Trump and Parler have found synergy in the shared...
    Talk show titan Oprah Winfrey finally offered her thoughts on former protégé Dr. Mehmet Oz's recently announced GOP Senate bid in Pennsylvania, deliberately distancing herself from the conservative cardiac surgeon's campaign. 'One of the great things about our democracy is that every citizen can decide to run for public office,' Winfrey, 67, told New York magazine Tuesday in a brief but calculated statement from her spokesperson, Nicole Nichols.  'Mehmet Oz has made that decision. And now it's up to the residents of Pennsylvania to decide who will represent them,' the iconic host of The Oprah Winfrey Show asserted, offering no words of endorsement for her old pal who rocketed to fame as a regular guest on her program in the 2000s before landing his own show in 2009. At the time, Winfrey affectionately dubbed the surgeon who appeared on regularly on the show to offer health and wellness advice as 'America's Doctor.'   Winfrey, a known Democrat who previously endorsed former President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in their White House bids, did not offer additional comments on Oz's...
    Grammy-winner and billionaire fashion mogul Kanye West (now just, Ye) reaffirmed his support for former President Donald Trump, said he’s “above” being canceled, criticized the mob mentality behind #metoo, trashed tech corporations like TikTok and those “completely controlled” through social media; he hit on being “shadow banned on Twitter during the election,” the disproportionate amount of black abortions in the U.S., and much more. “I still got a red hat on today. I’ll let y’all know that. I might not got it on, but I’ll let y’all know where I stand,” Ye said about an hour into a 144 minute interview with rapper Noreaga and DJ EFN on their Drink Champs show. Elsewhere in the wide-ranging chat Ye reiterated his belief that black Americans “are still inside of our genocide,” adding, “50 of all black deaths a year is abortion. Plan B was created by Margaret Sanger with the KKK for black population control. Watch below:  Indeed, Planned Parenthood Federation of America has distanced itself from Sanger, her decision to speak before the Ku Klux Klan in 1926, condemned her support for sterilizing the disabled, and denounced her support for...
    Missouri is one step closer to approving "Rush Limbaugh Day" in the state.  The Missouri House of Representatives voted on Thursday to declare Jan. 12, which is the birthday of the late talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, in honor of the conservative icon, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  The Post-Dispatch reported that the measure must be approved by the state senate "before the end of the legislative session next Friday. SCHOLARSHIP IN HONOR OF RUSH LIMBAUGH ESTABLISHED TO BENEFIT FAMILIES OF FALLEN POLICE, MILITARY The House vote to approve "Rush Limbaugh Day," which was led by Republicans, came after a failed effort by Missouri Democrats to mark Jan. 13 "Walter Cronkite Day."   VideoLimbaugh passed away in February at the age of 70 following a battle with lung cancer. His wife, Kathryn, made the announcement of his death on his radio show.  The longtime radio host learned he had Stage IV lung cancer in January 2020 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union address days later. First Lady Melania Trump presented America’s highest...
    Fox News’ Jesse Watters questioned the raid on Rudy Giuliani’s apartment Wednesday, saying it should “scare everybody” and calling the former New York mayor a “national treasure.” As The Five covered the searches of Giuliani’s apartment and office, Watters went through Giuliani’s long career before asking, “Now Democratic prosecutors want to lock up a 76-year-old icon for a lobbying technicality?!” Watters brought up Hunter Biden and asked, “Where’s the raid on Hunter’s house? I bet you’d find some nasty stuff on that raid.” “Did Rudy Giuliani steal any money? Did he hurt anybody? Did he engage in treason? No,” Watters continued. “This is something that he was talking to the federal prosecutors for months about.” He said people should be “disturbed” by the raids and argued that “Democrat prosecutors are waging political warfare for the benefit of the Democratic party just to purge Trump because he challenged the system.” “This is a thin predicate and everybody knows it,” Watters added. Giuliani teased on Twitter Wednesday afternoon he was going to respond on his radio show, but then he took down...
    Political commentator Candace Owens has doubled down on her stance calling former President Donald Trump a "feminist icon" for his stance on transgender women playing in women's sports. After Trump blasted President Biden's stance of allowing transgender women to compete in athletic events against biological women, saying the policy would "destroy women's sports" during remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday, Owens tweeted her support for Trump as a "feminist icon." TRUMP BLASTS TRANSGENDER WOMEN COMPETING AGAINST BIOLOGICAL FEMALES IN SPORTS "If you guys are wondering what actual feminism is, it’s Donald Trump having the courage to stand up on stage and call out the insanity of biological men dominating women’s sports," she wrote Sunday night. "He never kowtows to the Left." If you guys are wondering what actual feminism is, it’s Donald Trump having the courage to stand up on stage and call out the insanity of biological men dominating women’s sports. He never kowtows to the Left. #CPAC2021 #CPAC— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) February 28, 2021 Owens's comments quickly ignited a firestorm on Twitter. Liberal radio host...
    US deaths account for 20% of worlds total; Johnson & Johnson plans 20M vaccine doses by end of March. Latest COVID-19 updates Weather experts: Lack of planning caused cold catastrophe © Adam Maida / The Atlantic Among the visible remnants of Donald Trump’s presidency is a blank patch of wall along a hallway a short distance from Capitol Hill. Just eight months ago, that wall in the headquarters of the United States Agency for Global Media, the independent body charged with overseeing the country’s five federally funded international broadcasters, held a portrait of the agency’s first CEO, John Lansing, as well as a quote from him: “A set of unimpeachable facts, and the existence of a baseline of truth, is the foundation that undergirds our democracy … Since our country’s founding, journalists and journalism have stood watch over private and public officials in power to hold them accountable to what is factual and what is true.” Load Error Within days of the Senate’s June 2020 confirmation of Michael Pack, a conservative filmmaker nominated by Trump to run the...
    The executive director of the famed Peabody Awards trashed Rush Limbaugh in a bitter Twitter tirade toward the conservative radio icon, who died on Wednesday at age 70.  Jeffrey Jones responded to an obituary shared by NPR by listing the things he insisted Limbaugh "did to us." "1. Made opponents into true enemies," Jones began listing. "2. Revived overt and dog whistle racism, 3. Stifled attempts to revive the Fairness Doctrine, 4. Showed Roger Ailes the formula for right-wing broadcast success, 5. Offered ignorance as 'common sense' thinking." Item six on Jones's list claimed that Limbaugh "Created an army of listeners with little knowledge and skills in civics or critical thinking into believing themselves political experts" and item seven accused him of "stifling dialogue and said it was OK to talk politics without debate (rarely took calls from those who disagreed)." RUSH LIMBAUGH, CONSERVATIVE TALK RADIO PIONEER, DEAD AT 70 "8. Made partisan propaganda into a consumable product with tremendous market value," the Peabody director continued. "9. Made hatred and violent rhetoric commonplace and 'acceptable,' 10. In sum, laid the groundwork for the triumph of MAGA and...
    Radio pioneer Rush Limbaugh's influence cannot be overstated, Fox News "Special Report" host Bret Baier said on Wednesday in the wake of the conservative icon's death. "I think it's, you know, obviously tremendously sad, but as Tucker mentioned, his life was really quite something. He changed the paradigm of talk radio. He changed politics, actually. And if you think about all the influence that Rush Limbaugh had, you couldn't really quantify it," 'Special Report' anchor Bret Baier told "America Reports." Baier recalled playing golf with Limbaugh, adding that most people did not know the conservative icon was very quiet and had a great sense of humor off-air. "He was a great entertainer on the radio, but he was really personable off the radio. And he was always taken aback by how many people reached out to him. I played golf with him a few times at different events and I just remembered thinking, here's a guy who's on the radio, but the world knew him from years and years and years." RUSH LIMBAUGH, CONSERVATIVE TALK RADIO PIONEER, DEAD AT 70 Limbaugh, the monumentally influential media...
    By Oliver Darcy | CNN Rush Limbaugh, the conservative media icon who for decades used his perch as the king of talk-radio to shape the politics of both the Republican Party and nation, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 70 years old. Limbaugh announced in February 2020 that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Limbaugh continued to host his show while undergoing treatment, and he told listeners that he remained hopeful he would defeat the disease. A pioneer of AM talk-radio, Limbaugh for 32 years hosted “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” a nationally-syndicated program with millions of loyal listeners that transfigured him into a partisan force and polarizing figure in American politics. In many ways, his radio show was like the big bang of the conservative media universe. “The Rush Limbaugh Show” helped popularize the political talk-radio format and usher in a generation of conservative infotainment. Using his sizable platform, Limbaugh advanced conservative ideas, though he often waded into conspiratorial waters and generated controversy for hateful commentary on gender and race. During the course of his...
    EXCLUSIVE: Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel touted Rush Limbaugh as a "true patriot" just hours after his death, saying the late conservative talk radio icon inspired "millions of conservatives." "The conservative cause has lost an icon today," McDaniel said in a statement to Fox News Wednesday. "Rush Limbaugh was a true patriot who made immeasurable contributions to our national politics, inspiring millions of conservatives to join our movement."  She added: "Please keep his wife Kathryn and his family in your prayers."  Limbaugh, the influential media icon who transformed talk radio and helped shape the modern-day Republican Party, died Wednesday morning at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer, his family announced. RUSH LIMBAUGH, CONSERVATIVE TALK RADIO PIONEER, DEAD AT 70 Limbaugh's wife, Kathryn, made the announcement on his radio show. "Losing a loved one is terribly difficult, even more so when that loved one is larger than life," she said. "Rush will forever be the greatest of all time." The radio icon learned he had Stage IV lung cancer in January 2020 and was awarded the Presidential Medal...
    New York (CNN Business)Rush Limbaugh, the conservative media icon who for decades used his perch as the king of talk-radio to shape the politics of both the Republican Party and nation, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 70 years old. Limbaugh announced in February 2020 that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Limbaugh continued to host his show while undergoing treatment, and he told listeners that he remained hopeful he would defeat the disease. A pioneer of AM talk-radio, Limbaugh for 32 years hosted "The Rush Limbaugh Show," a nationally-syndicated program with millions of loyal listeners that transfigured him into a partisan force and polarizing figure in American politics. In many ways, his radio show was like the big bang of the conservative media universe. "TheRush Limbaugh Show" helped popularize the political talk-radio format and usher in a generation of conservative infotainment. Using his sizable platform, Limbaugh advanced conservative ideas, though he often waded into conspiratorial waters and generated controversy for hateful commentary on gender and race. During the course of his career, Limbaugh...
    DIEGO Maradona’s doctor last night faced claims he forged the dead football great’s signature. Documents appearing to show someone practising the player’s sign-off appeared in several Argentinian news media. 6Leopoldo Luque has been accused of forging Diego Maradona's signatureCredit: AFP 6Documents show Maradona's original signature alongside forgery practices They were said to be at the Buenos Aires home of Leopoldo Luque, 39, who had carried out a brain op on Maradona, 60. One is a signed letter to the clinic from the star asking it to “send a copy of my medical records to Leopoldo Luque”. Another includes the same request but contains several signatures and a third includes a scanned signature understood to be Diego’s original signature with others around it. Prosecutors investigating Maradona’s death in November are hiring handwriting experts. In November, Mr Luque said: “If I’m responsible for anything when it comes to Diego, it was loving him, caring for him, improving his life to the end and extending it.” 6One is a signed letter from the star granting Mr Luque access to his medical history...
    A Biden supporter inadvertently became a '‘MAGA icon' after she posted a video mocking President Trump’s dance moves — and Ivanka Trump shared it, mistakenly believing it was supposed to be flattering. After a clip of Trump dancing jerkily to the YMCA at a rally this month circulated online, Julia Keith, 26, studied his unique moves and recreated them on TikTok, uploading side-by-side videos of the pair doing the same dance. Soon, her video was going viral, with conservative news sites and social media accounts praising the new Trump-inspired dance trend — but Julia has since made it clear she was laughing at the President, not with him, and is actually voting for Joe Biden this year. Dance inspiration: Julia Keith, 26, shared a video of her copying Trump's jerky YMCA dance at once of his rallies 'It was so bad, it was impressive,' she later said of his 'ultimate white dad type of dance moves' 'I’d been dancing my whole life. I did classical ballet for 15 years and I got up to try to do his...
    TikTok user @julia_keith_ went viral for a video in which she imitates President Trump dancing. @julia_keith_/TikTok TikTok creator @julia_keith_ posted a video in which she mocks President Donald Trump's dancing by imitating a video of him. However, some supporters of the president, including his daughter Ivanka Trump, said that they loved the video, with many seemingly believing that it was made with positive intentions. Keith told BuzzFeed News that it was "definitely not a pro-Trump dance," and has since posted videos encouraging her followers to vote. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A video in which a TikToker mocks President Donald Trump's dancing has traveled far and wide, but not for the reason she expected. 26-year-old Julia Keith posted a video on October 17 imitating Trump dancing at what appears to be one of his rallies. The video, set to a popular mash-up of Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" and Savage's "Swing," has amassed over 476,000 likes and approximately 6.5 million views on TikTok in the nearly two weeks since it was posted. "This just might be the...
    A woman says that after she posted a video making fun of the way President Donald Trump dances, supporters of the president, including his daughter Ivanka Trump, misinterpreted it. Now, the TikToker is setting the record straight Hide Julia Keith, 26, was one of the TikTokers who spearheaded the trend of mimicking Trump’s dance moves after the president tried breaking it down at a Florida rally in early October. While Trump was dancing to the Village People’s “Y.M.C.A.,” Keith copied his dance moves to the sound of Savage’s “Let Me See Your Hips Swing.” Hide @julia_keith_ #duet with @crisnate0 This just might be the hardest tik tok dance I’ve ever done ♬ Viva La Swing ps. tugboat_spenny is OG spinner – Mingaling 2.0 Hide At the time, pro-Trump users flooded her comment section with praise, seemingly thinking she made the video in support of the president. “This is brilliant! #Trump2020,” one wrote, with others sharing similar “Trump 2020” sentiments. According to BuzzFeed News, TikTok algorithmically put the video on more pro-Trump users’ feeds as more pro-Trump users interacted with...
    Mr. Rogers started trending on Twitter on Thursday after senior Trump campaign adviser Mercedes Schlapp tweeted that watching ABC’s town hall with Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFeds investigating if alleged Hunter Biden emails connected to foreign intelligence operation: report Six takeaways from Trump and Biden's dueling town halls Biden draws sharp contrast with Trump in low-key town hall MORE was similar to watching an episode of the famous children’s television show, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." "Well @JoeBiden @ABCPolitics townhall feels like I am watching an episode of Mister Rodgers Neighborhood," Schlapp tweeted, misspelling the late TV icon Fred Rogers' last name.  Well @JoeBiden @ABCPolitics townhall feels like I am watching an episode of Mister Rodgers Neighborhood. https://t.co/bC8fIZPxHR— Mercedes Schlapp (@mercedesschlapp) October 16, 2020 Schlapp was one of several on Twitter who claimed ABC George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosSix takeaways from Trump and Biden's dueling town halls Biden draws sharp contrast with Trump in low-key town hall Biden leaves door open to adding Supreme Court justices MORE asked Biden easier questions than NBC moderator Savannah Guthrie did of President TrumpDonald John...
    President Donald Trump plans to award Olympic wrestling champion Dan Gable the Medal of Freedom, honoring his storied career as an athlete, coach and motivational speaker. "This guys already a one-time champion," Gable told Trump supporters as a Trump campaign rally Wednesday night in Des Moines, Iowa. "But, because hes open for learning, and hes already very competent, hes going to be a multichampion as president of the United States of America." Gable, 71, is a beloved figure in his native Iowa, where polls show the president to be neck-and-neck with Democratic nominee Joe Biden just weeks before Election Day. After racking up two NCAA national championships at Iowa State University, Gable went on to win the 1971 Pan American Games, two world championships and the gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Following the string of victories, Gable went on to join the coaching staff at the University of Iowa, where he posted a record 355 wins -- including 15 national team titles -- from 1976 to 1997. He served as the head Olympic coach for U.S....
    Loading the player... NFL legend Herschel Walker isn’t shy about expressing his views and is now criticizing other celebrities who claim Black people are oppressed. Walker took to social media on Monday to refute the narrative that the United States was no place for Black people, much less that they were “oppressed” in a video uploaded to Twitter. He tagged President Donald Trump, civil rights attorney Leo Terrell, Fox News, ESPN, and others. Read More: New book reveals Malcolm X secretly met the KKK to discuss setting up a ‘separate state’ for Black Americans We’re not oppressed we’re BLESSED in the USA!! The American Dream is the envy of all other countries …vote to keep our Freedom????????????????????????⁦@POTUS⁩ ⁦@FoxNews⁩ ⁦@CNN⁩ ⁦@USABS⁩ @espn ⁦@TheLeoTerrell⁩ ⁦⁩ @DonaldJTrumpJr⁩ ⁦@Outkick⁩ pic.twitter.com/BVLA0kG03x— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) October 12, 2020 “We’re not oppressed we’re BLESSED in the USA!! The American Dream is the envy of all other countries …vote to keep our Freedom,” the former NFL running back and Heisman Trophy winner captioned the video. Walker, 58, cited his experience competing in the Olympics as a member...
    HOLLYWOOD icon Jane Fonda shockingly called Covid "God's gift to the left" after Donald Trump was hit by the killer bug. The actress's shocking comments arose just days after the president was discharged from hospital.  ⚠️ Follow our Donald Trump Covid live blog for the latest news & updates 3Fonda made the shocking comments during a Zoom callCredit: Washington Free Beacon 3She called Covid 'God's gift to the left'Credit: Washington Free Beacon "I just think that Covid is God's gift to the left," Fonda said. "That's a terrible thing to say. I think it was a very difficult thing to send down to us, but it has ripped the band-aid off who [Trump] is and what he stands for and what is being done to average people and working people in this country." Fonda went on to explain that the pandemic has served as an "existential crossroads" to encourage issues such as climate change to be addressed. "What a great gift, what a tremendous opportunity, we are so lucky, we have to use it with every ounce of intelligence and courage...
    (CNN)Mourners of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gathered quietly at the Supreme Court Saturday, laying rows of flowers and writing chalk messages to honor the gender equality icon. But America was closely watching how the Republican machinations to replace her, already unfolding swiftly, will play out across the street at the Capitol and on the campaign trail. Less than 24 hours after the death of the 87-year-old justice, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump were already engaged in a fierce pressure campaign to hold the Republican conference together and push a nominee through the Senate Judiciary Committee and full Senate process before the end of this year. Trump said Saturday he will have a nominee "very soon" to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court and thinks he'll make his choice next week, adding that "most likely it would be a woman."McConnell has been reaching out to moderate Republican senators to gauge their comfort level with that unusually fast timeline 45 days before Election Day, as Democrats pilloried his hypocrisy for blocking a vote on...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY ANDY SULLIVAN AND LUCIA MUTIKANI Grief-stricken Americans gathered at makeshift memorials around the country on Saturday to mourn the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal, feminist icon, as President Donald Trump signaled his intention to fill the vacancy weeks before a heated election. Mourners heralded Ginsburg’s groundbreaking legal career and expressed dark worries about the future of the country. Democratic Party vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, joined crowds outside the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Saturday morning. Ginsburg was “a titan – a relentless defender of justice and a legal mind for the ages,” Harris wrote in a tweet with a photo of the visit. “The stakes of this election couldn’t be higher,” she added. Some on the Supreme Court steps clutched candles, flowers and signs or held young children. Others appeared in running and biking clothes, on a detour from their morning exercise. Ginsburg, 87,...
    Legendary college football coach Lou Holtz called a play for President Trump Wednesday night at the 2020 Republican National Convention, endorsing him as the man to lead America to victory. “It is a pleasure, a blessing and an honor for me to explain why I believe that President Trump is a consistent winner, an outstanding leader and deserves to be re-elected as our president,” said Holtz, who also endorsed Trump in 2016. “There are people today, like politicians, professors, protesters and of course President Trump’s naysayers in the media who like to blame others for problems,” he continued. “They don’t have pride in our country and — because they no longer ask, ‘What can I do for my country,’ only what the country should be doing for them — they don’t have pride in themselves. “That’s wrong.” Holtz, 83, helmed several college football programs between 1969 and 2004, and also spent one season in the pros, coaching the New York Jets to a 3-10 record in 1976. He led the Notre Dame Fighting Irish between 1986 and 1996, including the...
    Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he would pardon Susan B. Anthony on the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote, as AP News reports. Anthony was a prominent suffragist who was arrested in 1872 in Rochester, New York, and fined $100 for her illegal attempt to cast a ballot. She protested the fine and authorities dropped the matter. “She was guilty for voting,” Trump said while making the announcement, “and we’re going to be signing a full and complete pardon.” Some critics say Trump’s announcement as timed to distract from the Democratic National Convention or as a way to try to appeal to female voters in order to close the gender gap that his opponent Joe Biden current leads. “She was never pardoned. Did you know that? She was never pardoned,” Trump said. “What took so long?” While Anthony has been lauded for her championship of women’s rights and anti-slavery, she has also faced post-houmous criticism for her stance on abortion and for marginalizing Black voices. Trump announced that he would be making...
    The White House announced on Tuesday that President Donald Trump will pardon Susan B. Anthony, who was arrested for voting in 1872 and convicted by an all-male jury. Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) was a 19th century activist for women’s rights in the United States, a leading figure in the suffrage movement. From 1892 to 1900 she was president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, which she co-founded with fellow activist and civil rights leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Anthony’s arrest was in Rochester, New York. The indictment read in part that “the said Susan B. Anthony being then and there a person of the female sex” did “knowingly, wrongfully and unlawfully” vote. Her trial was national news at the time, and she was found guilty by an all-male jury. President Trump at an event this morning made the announcement, saying he would be signing a full and complete pardon for Susan B. Anthony and was surprised it had never been done before. This year is the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States...
    DONALD Trump bashed the late civil rights icon John Lewis and said that he "doesn't know him" and slammed him for missing his inauguration. During an interview with Axios that aired on Monday, the president was asked about how history would remember the legend, to which Trump replied: "I don't know, I really don't know." 3Trump said 'he did not know' John LewisCredit: Axios 3Lewis died last month aged 80Credit: Reuters "He chose not to come to my inauguration," he said. "He chose, I never met John Lewis, I don't believe." The Georgia congressman and people's champion passed away last month at his home in Atlanta at aged 80 after losing his battle to pancreatic cancer. Lewis helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and was named its chairman in 1963, making him one of the Big Six at a tender age alongside Martin Luther King. But Lewis will best be remembered for leading 600 protesters across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma in 1965, an event that became known as the Bloody Sunday march. 3Trump did not...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's personal grievances aired anew this week as he dismissed the legacy of the late U.S. Representative John Lewis after snubbing the civil rights icon and defended his decision not to pay his respects following Lewis' recent death. Lewis, who played an instrumental role in passing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, was buried last week after an emotional service in Atlanta attended by three of the nation's four living past presidents. Asked about the legacy of Lewis and how history would remember him, Trump told Axios: "I really don't know ... I don't know John Lewis. He chose not to come to my inauguration ... I never met John Lewis, actually, I don’t believe." Lewis did not attend Trump's January 2017 presidential inauguration after questioning the legitimacy of the 2016 presidential election amid Russian meddling, sparking a verbal clash with the then-president elect. [https://reut.rs/3fzONRL] The interview aired Monday night but was taped July 28 as Lewis was honored in Washington and laid in state in the U.S. Capitol. Trump did not to attend, although...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump downplayed the legacy of the late civil rights icon John Lewis in a new interview, instead repeatedly pointing to the Georgia Democrat's decision to not attend his 2017 inauguration."I don't know. I really don't know. I don't know. I don't know John Lewis. He chose not to come to my inauguration," Trump said during an interview with Axios that aired Monday when asked how he thought history would remember Lewis, adding that he probably never met the the late congressman."I can't say one way or the other" Trump said when asked if he thought Lewis was impressive. "I find a lot of people impressive. I find many people not impressive," he continued. "He didn't come -- he didn't come to my inauguration. He didn't come to my state of the union speeches. And that's OK. That's his right.""He should've come. I think he made a big mistake," he said.Read MoreTrump's willingness to hold a grudge against what he perceives as personal slights -- even against those who have passed away, such as Sen. John McCain --...
    Donald Trump has dismissed the legacy of Rep. John Lewis following his death, saying the civil rights icon made a 'big mistake' not coming to his inauguration.  The president made the comments as Lewis lay in state at the Capitol last Tuesday. Asked about the late civil rights activist's legacy Trump replied: 'Nobody has done more for Black Americans than I have.' Longtime Congressman Lewis, whose bloody beating at Selma helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, died on July 17 and was laid to rest last Thursday. Former president Barack Obama eulogized him at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Bill Clinton and George W. Bush also addressed mourners.  But Trump stayed away and instead refused to say whether he thought Lewis' life was impressive in an interview with Axios. He also did not visit the late Congressman's body as he lay in state.  Donald Trump has dismissed the legacy of Rep. John Lewis following his death, saying the civil rights icon made a 'big mistake' not coming to his inauguration. The president made the comments as Lewis lay in state at the Capitol last...
    ATLANTA, GA. - In a fiery eulogy for longtime U.S. Representative John Lewis on Thursday, former President Barack Obama took a series of thinly veiled shots at the actions of his successor that he said tore at the legacy of the Black civil rights icon being laid to rest.     The funeral for Lewis, who played an instrumental role in passing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, came on the same day Republican President Donald Trump suggested the Nov. 3 election could be delayed. Trump has also waged a war against mail-in ballots, a tactic critics say is aimed at suppressing votes.   "We no longer have to guess the number of jelly beans in a jar in order to cast a ballot," Obama said in the eulogy, referring to one way Black people were once disqualified at the ballot box.   "But even as we sit here, there are those in power doing their darnedest to discourage people from voting by closing polling locations and targeting minorities with restrictive ID laws and attacking our voting rights with surgical...
    Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump of trying to steal attention away from Rep. John Lewis' funeral by tweeting that the November presidential election should be delayed.   'He doesn't want to focus on what's going on today with our buddy and your close friend Jim, who you just buried,' Biden said during a Thursday night Zoom fundraiser, which he appeared on alongside Rep. Jim Clyburn, the House's No. 3 Democrat.  Trump started his Thursday by rage-tweeting about how 2020 'will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history' and then posed the question, 'Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???'  Former Vice President Joe Biden said on a fundraising call Thursday night that he believed President Donald Trump sent out a tweet about delaying the election to steal attention away from civil rights icon John Lewis' funeral, which the president didn't attend   Thursday morning, President Trump tweeted that 2020 will be the most 'INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history' and suggesting delaying it. The tweet prompted widespread criticism from both sides of the aisle  ...
    VIDEO40:4640:46President Obama delivers remarks at civil rights icon, Rep. John Lewis's funeralNews Videos WASHINGTON -- Former President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned eulogy for the late congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis on Thursday, and called on Congress to honor Lewis' legacy by expanding the Voting Rights Act.  Speaking in Atlanta, the nation's first Black president warned that the same forces which empowered and motivated some of the most infamous segregationists in American history are still at work today.  Lewis, said Obama, "knew that the march is not over. That the race is not yet won," and "we have to be vigilant against the darker currents of this country's history." "Bull Connor may be gone, but today, we witness with our own eyes police officers kneeling on the necks of Black Americans," said Obama, referring to the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man in Minneapolis this spring.  "George Wallace may be gone, but we can witness our federal government sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators," he continued, referring to the Trump...
    Washington (CNN)Former President Barack Obama will deliver a eulogy for civil rights icon John Lewis on Thursday when the late congressman is honored at a memorial service before his body is laid to rest in Atlanta, according to sources familiar with the former presidents' plans.Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush also will attend and will participate in the funeral.There will be a "celebration of life" at Ebenezer Baptist Church Horizon Sanctuary at 11 a.m. ET, according to an announcement from Lewis' family. A release from the family states that "given COVID-19 precautions, this event is not open to the public. Attendees will be required to wear face and mouth coverings."The service will then be followed by interment at South-View Cemetery.Former President Jimmy Carter -- the oldest of the four living former presidents -- will not attend, Carter Center spokesperson Soyia Ellison tells CNN in an email Wednesday night.Read More"The Carters are not traveling these days but are sending their condolences in writing," Ellison wrote.Carter, 95, issued a statement when the civil rights icon passed away on July 17,...
    (CNN)Former President Barack Obama will give the eulogy at US Rep. John Lewis' funeral on Thursday and former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will attend the service, according to sources familiar with the former presidents' plans.The sources added that Clinton and Bush will also participate in the funeral for the late civil rights icon, which will be held Thursday morning at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. The service marks the last day of a six-day memorial ceremony honoring Lewis.The news of the three former commanders in chief each having a role in the service comes after President Donald Trump said Monday that he wouldn't pay his respects to Lewis when he lay in state at the US Capitol. "No I won't be going, no," Trump said when asked whether he would travel either later Monday or Tuesday to honor the late congressman.Obama pays tribute to his hero John Lewis: Johns life was exceptionalTrump offered brief words on condolence on Twitter after Lewis' passing earlier this month and ordered flags lowered for a day. Earlier Monday, the White House...
    President Donald Trump said Monday he would not visit the body of John Lewis, who is lying in state in the Dome of the Capitol, the first African American to be given that honor since Rosa Parks. 'I won't be going. No,' President Trump told reporters at the White House before he left for North Carolina. Trump left as Lewis' body arrived at the U.S. Capitol building, where lawmakers honored his legacy as a member of Congress and Civil Rights icon. President Donald Trump said he would not visit the body of John Lewis, who is lying in state in the Dome of the Capitol John Lewis is the first African American to lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda since Rosa Parks John Lewis' flag-draped casket is carried up the Capitol stairs by a military honor guard Lewis is the first black politician to lie in state beneath the Rotunda. Elijah Cummings was in a separate area of the Capitol Vice President Mike Pence, who served in the House of Representatives with Lewis, is scheduled...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden to pay tribute to Lewis at Capitol on Monday Cotton called out for remarks on slavery in criticism of 1619 Project Congress set for messy COVID-19 talks on tight deadline MORE does not plan to visit the Capitol to honor the late civil rights icon Rep. John LewisJohn LewisBiden to pay tribute to Lewis at Capitol on Monday John Lewis carried across Edmund Pettus Bridge for last time John Lewis's 7-year-old great nephew calls the civil rights icon 'my hero' MORE (D-Ga.), he told reporters on Monday. “I won’t be going, no,” Trump said before departing the White House for a trip to North Carolina when asked if he planned to visit the Capitol either Monday or Tuesday to pay his respects to Lewis. "I won't be going."Trump told reporters as he was leaving the White House that he would not go to pay respects to Congressman John Lewis as he lies in state at the Capitol pic.twitter.com/dkcOOvHvsY— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) July 27, 2020 Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence to headline 'Cops for...
    Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence to headline 'Cops for Trump' event in Pennsylvania next week Hogan stakes claim to big-tent Republicanism with critiques of Trump Marine assigned to Trump's helicopter squadron tests positive for COVID-19 MORE will visit the Capitol on Monday evening to honor Rep. John LewisJohn LewisBiden to pay tribute to Lewis at Capitol on Monday John Lewis carried across Edmund Pettus Bridge for last time John Lewis's 7-year-old great nephew calls the civil rights icon 'my hero' MORE, the longtime Georgia Democratic lawmaker and civil rights who is lying in state today at the Rotunda.  Pence and second lady Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - 0 unemployment benefit set to expire The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump pivots on convention; GOP punts on virus bill Pence 'wouldn't hesitate' to send his kids back to school despite coronavirus MORE will visit the Capitol to pay their respects on Monday evening, after the vice president returns from a trip to Miami, Fla., to discuss coronavirus vaccine trials,...
    Charlie Daniels' wife's spirits were lifted this week by President Trump. The country music legend, best known for his monster 1979 hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” died earlier this month of a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83. On Monday, his widow, Hazel Daniels, and his son, Charlie Daniels Jr., took over his official Instagram account to share a personal letter addressed to Hazel from the POTUS. CELEBRITIES REACT TO CHARLIE DANIELS' DEATH Charlie Daniels performs at the CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium on Thursday, June 9, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Al Wagner/Invision/AP) "Dear Hazel, I was saddened to learn of the loss of your beloved husband, Charlie, and send my deepest condolences," Trump's letter begins. He went on to call the late country icon a "true American patriot," noting that his music will be "celebrated for generations." "He inspired many Americans with his unyielding support of our brave men and women in uniform. Your husband reminded us that we must honor those who have sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms. Our great Nation depends on artists like...
    Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is seen near the statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the Capitol Rotunda before a memorial service for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., in Statuary Hall on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Flags were flown half-mast at the White House and the Capitol on Saturday in honor of the passing of civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis. Lewis was a 17-term congressman for Georgia who died Friday at the age of 80 after a months-long battle with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Lewis's death prompted an outpouring of online reactions from lawmakers, celebrities, and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, but President Donald Trump did not issue an individual statement. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The White House announced it would honor civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis a day after his death with flags on official US buildings to be flown at half-mast through Saturday. Lewis, a 17-term Georgia congressman, died Friday at the age of 80 after a months-long battle with Stage...
    ATLANTA -- John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, has died. He was 80.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed Lewis' passing late Friday night, calling him "one of the greatest heroes of American history.""All of us were humbled to call Congressman Lewis a colleague, and are heartbroken by his passing," Pelosi said. "May his memory be an inspiration that moves us all to, in the face of injustice, make 'good trouble, necessary trouble.'"The condolences for Lewis were bipartisan. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Lewis was "a pioneering civil rights leader who put his life on the line to fight racism, promote equal rights, and bring our nation into greater alignment with its founding principles. "Lewis's announcement in late December 2019 that he had been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer - "I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now," he said - inspired tributes from both sides...
    DONALD Trump said "anarchists have no bounds" after the statue of Black abolitionist icon and former slave Frederick Douglass was torn down. The President also called out “Democrat run” city officials for their "lack of political leadership" during the Black Lives Matter protests, saying "angry, violent, criminal mobs" are taking over. 4 The statue was 'torn off its base'Credit: AP:Associated Press 4 The Frederick Douglass monument that was torn down on July 5 and placed over the fence of the Genesee River gorgeCredit: Google Maps WXXI news reported that the monument of Douglass was ripped off its base in a park in Rochester, New York, and dumped over the fence in Genesee River gorge. Trump tweeted: "Statue of Frederick Douglass Torn Down in Rochester. This shows that these anarchists have no bounds!" Cops said that, alongside the damage to the bottom of the statue, one of the fingers on the left hand was damaged. The outlet reported that the statue was “one of 13 Douglass statues that were placed around Rochester in 2018 in honor of his 200th birthday.”   4...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump called out “Democrat run” city officials for their "lack of political leadership" over the recent tear down of a Fredrick Douglass monument over the Fourth of July weekend. On Monday, the president took to Twitter to go after Gov Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio as a statue of Black abolitionist legend Frederick Douglass was torn down in Rochester, New York on July 5. 3 President Trump calls out Gov Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio over the removal of the Fredrick Douglass monument in Rochester, New YorkCredit: Twitter “This is no longer about peaceful protesting, this is about angry, violent, criminal mobs taking over certain (Democrat run) cities. It is a lack of political leadership in that city,” tweeted President Trump. WXXI news reported that the monument of Frederick Douglass was removed over the weekend and placed over the fence to Genesee River gorge. Cops told the outlet that, alongside the damage to the bottom of the statue, one of the fingers on the left hand was damaged. The outlet reported that the statue...
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