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    President Joe Biden's chief of staff defended the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan on Wednesday, saying 2022 would be the first year in this century that no Americans had died fighting in the country. The Taliban have been celebrating the anniversary of their takeover of Afghanistan this week, while diplomats and military leaders have reflected on 20 years of conflict - thousands of lost American lives and trillions of American dollars - that ultimately handed the country back to Islamist hardliners. Last year, Biden's own military advisers tried to persuade him to leave several thousand troops in the country to prevent it falling to the Taliban.  And this week General Frank McKenzie, who oversaw the exit, said he would have begun bringing people out sooner to prevent such chaos. But Ron Klain, White House chief of staff, rejected the criticism. 'I have to say, when President Biden took office, he made the decision to end a 20 year war,' he told MSNBC's Morning Joe. 'And we now in 2022 are in the first year this century where no Americans are going...
    In a new poll out from Yahoo/YouGov, a whopping 64% of voters said that President Joe Biden should not run again in 2024. That’s nine points worse than how many say Donald Trump should not. Trump also won the head-to-head match-up in the poll. In the overall it was a convincing 64% majority that would dissuade Joe Biden. It was smaller but also a majority of 55% who would tell Trump no thanks. On the yes column, Biden pulled just 21% while Trump pulled ten points more at 31%. But it isn’t just in the overall where Biden’s numbers were bad. Even among Democrats a majority would not encourage a 2024 run, with only 43% saying yes he should, and a full 36% saying he should not. Trump got a majority yes from Republicans, at 58%, with only 25% saying no. It was even worse for Biden when narrowed down to those who voted for him 2020, where the nays had it 40% to 37%. On the head-to-head matchup, Trump beat Biden in the poll 42%...
    Republicans are seizing on a moment where White House Covid coordinator Ashish Jha was yanked from the White House podium as he was asked to commit to keeping schools open come fall.  'Doctor, do you believe all schools will and must be open this coming fall?' a reporter asked Jha during a Covid-19 briefing Thursday. 'Yeah. I unfor--,' Jha said, before Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre ushered him off the stage. 'He has to go,' she said. 'Sorry I have to run off,' Jha said.  'We're over time,' Jean-Pierre chimed in. 'Thank you. Sorry,' Jha added.  'Doctor Jha, why are more boosted Americans having breakthrough cases than non-boosted?' another reporter shouted at the Covid coordinator as he walked off the stage. 'The Biden White House can't even commit to keeping schools open for our children this fall. With the mounting evidence we now have exposing how harmful school closures were to America's children, it is unconscionable the Biden administration cannot commit to keeping classrooms opened,' GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement to DailyMail.com.  Republicans are seizing on a moment...
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell was reportedly 'exhilarated' about what he thought was the demise of Donald Trump's reputation following the January 6 Capitol riot last year, a new book excerpt claimed on Monday. 'He put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger,' the Senate Minority Leader said after the ex-president's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building. He added that it 'couldn’t have happened at a better time.' McConnell spoke to one of the New York Times journalists behind a new book, This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future, in the early hours of January 7, 2021 -- after Congress had certified President Joe Biden's victory following the riot. 'I feel exhilarated by the fact that this fellow finally, totally discredited himself,' the Kentucky lawmaker said, according to an excerpt obtained by the Washington Post. He revealed at the time that he was considering a joint statement with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the top two Congressional Democrats, demanding that Trump stay away from Biden's inauguration.  McConnell reportedly even...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told a reporter on Jan. 6 that he was “exhilarated” the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol “totally discredited” former President Donald Trump. Just weeks after making those comments, McConnell said he would support Trump were he to run in 2024. “I feel exhilarated by the fact that this fellow finally, totally discredited himself,” McConnell told New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin on Jan. 6, as a horde of Trump supporters ransacked the Capitol. “He put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger,” he said. “Couldn’t have happened at a better time.” The comments, which reported The Washington Post on Monday, are set to be published in a new book — This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future — which Martin co-wrote with fellow Times reporter Alexander Burns. McConnell also condemned Trump publicly after the Jan. 6 riot. In a Senate floor speech in February 2021, McConnell slammed Trump and said he was “practically and morally responsible for provoking the events” of Jan. 6. Despite the...
    A grand jury examining Hunter Biden's tax affairs has heard from a witness who was asked about the identity of 'the big guy', mentioned in an email discussing a potential business deal with a Chinese firm. The question was asked at a secret hearing in Wilmington, Delaware - although what the unidentified witness said in response has not been reported.  It stems from a March 2017 email discussing a joint venture with a now-defunct Chinese energy company, CEFC China Energy Co.  A former Hunter-associate previously claimed the phrase 'the big guy' referred to President Biden himself, sparking calls for him to face a conspiracy probe. He has always denied all allegations of wrongdoing, with Hunter facing questions about why he was accepting work from energy firms despite no knowledge of the area.  The latest twist in the Hunter saga was reported in the New York Post on Monday, four years after he was first put under investigation. In December 2020, a month after the election, he confirmed that his tax affairs were being examined.  Hunter Biden is pictured in Manhattan...
    As the threat of war between Russia and Ukraine loomed Tuesday, President Joe Biden admitted that Ukraine would be on its own if Russia does invade and that American service members would not be sent to fight - but if Americans were ti be targeted, the president warned of a 'bloody, destructive war.' For days, U.S. and European officials have said that a Russian invasion on Ukraine appeared imminent, but Putin's government on Tuesday publicly welcomed further security talks with the West. Biden is now demanding more proof that Putin has pulled back troops after fears that he remarks could be a bluff.    'While I will not send American servicemen to fight in Ukraine, we have supplied the Ukrainian military equipment to help them defend themselves,' Biden said during an address Tuesday.  'We provided training and advice and intelligence for the same purpose.'  Biden also warned that the U.S. is committed to protecting NATO allies amid the rising tensions with Russia. 'Make no mistake, the United States will defend every inch of NATO territory with the full force of American power,'...
    Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that President Joe Biden “masterfully pulled together” NATO to block Russian President Vladimir Putin from invading Ukraine. Coons said, “I think it’s important that President Biden made it perfectly clear that if there is further aggression by Russia into Ukraine, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline which has been constructed over many years and is a prize of real significance to Putin, that pipeline will be stopped.” He continued, “Second, I think it’s clear that we have agreement around sanctions that would deny access to technological products. Russia doesn’t manufacture advanced semiconductor chips, for example, and we would find ways to block their access towards the kinds of supplies and components and materials essential for a 21st Century economy.” Coons added, “I think it is important President Biden has taken back the initiative by sending $200 million in lethal aid to Ukraine over recent weeks by getting our closest allies to send material and financial support into Ukraine. Germany’s provided $2 billion of support to the Ukrainian economy. The Czechs, our Baltic allies, the...
    Republican Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik hammered President Joe Biden Thursday morning for questioning at his press conference what Republicans stand for.  'Let me tell you what we are for,' the New York lawmaker said on Fox & Friends. 'We are for the Constitution. We are for lower taxes. We are for balanced budgets. We are for peace through strength and a strong military, not this weakness that Joe Biden has shown and is showing now.'  She also claimed that what Biden is for is the same agenda supported by progressives including Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Republican Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik hammered President Joe Biden Thursday morning for questioning at his press conference what Republicans stand for 'The reality is the far left has control of the agenda and he has allowed that to happen,' Stefanik said. 'He has allowed the AOCs, the Bernie Sanders, to pull his agenda so far to the left.'    At his Wednesday press conference, marking his first year in office coming to a close, Biden said one thing he didn't expect was...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she remains optimistic that Senator Joe Manchin will help pass President Joe Biden's Build Back Better plan, despite the centrist's ongoing refusal to support the social spending scheme. Manchin, a moderate Democrat, single-handedly killed his party's goal of passing the $1.75trillion social and climate reform bill last year after revealing he would vote 'no' on the plan following months of negotiations. Concerned about inflation, Manchin refused to support the bill as it stood and in the evenly-divided Senate, where the president needed every Democratic vote in order for it to pass. Despite the rebel senator nixing the bill, Pelosi said she's still hopeful it can be saved. 'I do think there's an agreement to be reached,' she told CBS's Face the Nation. 'It's so important for our country.' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she remains optimistic that Senator Joe Manchin will help pass President Joe Biden's Build Back Better plan But Manchin has repeatedly said he does not intend to endorse the legislation, citing inflation and other factors RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    Some of the 13 House Republicans who voted for President Joe Biden's infrastructure bill are expressing confidence they will not be punished by their party for their vote. The backlash against them was swift and immediate after they helped Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democrats send the president a major legislative victory with the $1.2 trillion legislation that will fund traditional infrastructure projects like roads and bridges along with improving broadband internet. Former President Donald Trump slammed the Republican House members and senators as as 'RINOs' - Republicans in name only - who should be 'ashamed of themselves' for their vote. And fellow GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene posted their office numbers to her social media accounts, resulting in a tidal wave of calls with criticism and threats against the lawmakers.  And Republican leadership was weighing stronger action against the 13, including the possiblity of removing them from their committee assignments, Punchbowl News reported. Without a committee assignment, a lawmaker is virtually powerless in the House. The 13 Republicans have been vocal in defending their vote, pointing out how it...
    Former President Barack Obama will join President Joe Biden at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland next month as the U.S. tries to show its commitment to curbing climate change.  Bloomberg reported Friday that Obama would travel to the conference, where he'll deliver remarks and meet with young climate activists.  He'll be there to mark the five-year anniversary of the Paris climate agreement, signed during his time in office.   Former President Barack Obama (left) will join President Joe Biden (right) at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland next month as the U.S. tries to show its commitment to curbing climate change The United States has given world leaders whiplash on its global warming priorities in recent years.  After signing onto the Paris agreement, former President Donald Trump announced on June 1, 2017 that he would be pulling out of it.    It took three years, however, to do so - with the United States officially withdrawing on November 4, one day after last year's presidential election.  However, with Biden's win, the Democratic president announced the U.S. would be rejoining the...
    Wednesday on FNC’s “Fox & Friends,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) blasted President Joe Biden for the “feckless execution” of withdrawing U.S. troops out of Afghanistan. This comes as hundreds of American citizens and many Afghan allies were left behind in the Taliban-led country after the August 31 evacuation deadline passed. According to Cotton, Biden “pulled the rug out from underneath the Afghan army” with his “disastrous” and “feckless” withdrawal. “The reality is that Joe Biden pulled the rug out from underneath the Afghan army when he withdrew not just American troops but all Western contractors who were helping do the maintenance and all the logistical work, for instance, that kept the Afghan air force flying and gave them that advantage over the Taliban,” Cotton asserted. “It’s just one example of the disastrous miscalculations that brought us to where we are now with hundreds of Americans left behind in Afghanistan because of Joe Biden’s feckless execution of his decision to withdraw,” he continued. “I mean, over the last couple of weeks, Joe Biden promised the Taliban we would be out by...
    Washington (CNN)A former Trump administration official said Thursday evening that the Biden administration's decision to stick with the US' 2020 agreement with the Taliban is "why we are where we are now" and that the US has "literally pulled the rug out from under the Afghans.""The Biden administration had an opportunity to withdraw from the agreement. They could have reevaluated it and renegotiated it and taken a different path on Afghanistan," Lisa Curtis, the former deputy assistant to former President Donald Trump and the former senior director for South and Central Asia on the National Security Council, told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "Cuomo Prime Time.""But the Biden administration chose to stick with it. So, yeah. This is why we are where we are now. Now, it is also true that the pullout was extremely abrupt. We pulled out 16,000 contractors all at once. These are contractors that helped maintain the equipment for the Afghans. They helped keep air assets in the air. So, we literally pulled the rug out from under the Afghans. And we sort of played into the...
    Joe Biden said he would have still pulled troops from Afghanistan without Donald Trump's deal and said he doesn't 'recall' military advisers telling him to keep a presence there. 'Your top military advisers warned against withdrawing on this timeline – they wanted you to keep about 2,500 troops,' ABC's George Stephanopoulos said to Biden in an interview that aired Thursday morning. 'No, they didn't,' the president pushed back. 'It was split. That wasn't true. That wasn't true.' 'They didn't tell you they wanted troops to stay?' Stephanopoulos asked. 'No, not in terms of whether we were going to get out in a time frame – all troops, they didn't argue against that,' Biden reiterated. The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, however, that Biden knew the risks of a total troop pull out – including a possible Taliban take over – and went forward with it anyway. President Joe Biden insisted that his military advisers and intelligence officers did not tell him to keep a U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan. 'No one said that to me that I can recall,'...
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) accused President Joe Biden on Tuesday of pulling “the rug out from underneath” Afghanistan’s armed forces. “This all goes back to Joe Biden’s decision to rush the troops out by September 11, something that was totally needless and set up the Afghans for failure,” Cotton said in a morning Fox News interview with Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino, speaking in reference to the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. He cited the Biden administration recalling U.S. Army Gen. Scott Miller from Bagram Air Force Base in July — over Miller’s objections — and said the administration crippled Afghanistan’s armed forces by preventing contractors from staying in the region. “We trained the Afghan army to fight with air support,” Cotton said. “They weren’t fighting with American helicopters. They weren’t even fighting with American troopers supporting them. But they were fighting with western contractors doing basic things like refueling and maintenance operations. Biden insisted all the contractors come out as well. So all those helicopters were immediately grounded. So he pulled the rug out from underneath the Afghan army over the...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden has been blasted for “hiding out on vacation” at Camp David while the Taliban overran Afghanistan and seized control. The Taliban were on the verge of establishing their rule tonight after sweeping across the country in the past week as US troops pulled out. 5Critics say Joe Biden has been 'hiding out' at Camp David while Afghanistan falls to the TalibanCredit: White House Official 5Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the countryCredit: AP 5Taliban fighters raise their flag at the Ghazni provincial governor's house, in GhazniCredit: AP The Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled Sunday morning as the extremists entered the capital Kabul. Joe Biden though was nowhere to be seen in Washington DC, instead leaving for Camp David, the presidential retreat, on Thursday and remains there. Biden’s critics lined up to take aim at the underfire president saying he was in “hiding” or “on vacation”. Biden’s decision to completely withdraw from Afghanistan has undone 20 years of work and people’s lives, according to his critics, who also say...
    Fox Business host Dagen McDowell mocked President Joe Biden on Friday for going on vacation while the Taliban wreaked havoc in Afghanistan. McDowell joined Fox News’ “The Five” to discuss the news that Biden had left the White House for his Delaware home en route to Camp David despite the Taliban moving on the capital city of Kabul in a matter of days. (RELATED: ‘Let Them Eat Lead’: Dagen McDowell Says Paying Security While Trashing Police Is Cori Bush’s Version Of ‘Let Them Eat Cake’) WATCH: Co-host Lawrence Jones began by pointing out the fact that the original mission in Afghanistan had been to root out terrorists after the 9/11 attacks on American soil — but that over time, the mission had shifted dramatically to nation-building. “It was how fast the pullout happened. So many people want that our troops out of Afghanistan, but it — they cut and run. Like how fast we pulled out in the middle of the night with no notice,” McDowell replied, saying that U.S. troops and contractors — along with air support...
                        Florida Governor Ron DeSantis pulled in $4 million during July, expanding on his already large war chest. The July financial report shows over 18,000 contributions during July, which is over 63 percent of total contributions Friends of Ron DeSantis has collected since January 2018. DeSantis’ opponents are vastly trailing in dollar amounts. During July, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried raked in just over $130,000, according to the Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections. Similarly, U.S. Congressman Charlie Crist (D-13) raised just shy of $270,000 during the month of July. DeSantis has continued to garner national support for taking on the larger COVID narratives surrounding the pandemic’s policies. This includes getting into a back-and-forth with President Joe Biden over the issue of mask mandates in Florida’s schools. The federal government has been warning against Ron DeSantis’ executive order banning mask mandates, and DeSantis responded saying he did not want to hear from the Biden administration. “So why don’t you do your job?” DeSantis said. “Why don’t you get...
    Nearly a week after the collapse of a condo building in Surfside, Florida, rescuers found the bodies of two young children, bringing the death toll to 18. The children were ages 4 and 10, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said Wednesday evening.  As the search continues for the 145 people who remain unaccounted for, residents who escaped the collapse are sharing chilling stories.  Raysa Rodriguez left a voicemail on her brother's phone as she made her way out of the building. "Anybody over there? Hello?" she said. "Oh my God! What the hell? The whole entire building is gone!"  Iliana Monteagudo said a loud noise woke her from her sleep. She started to run after she saw a crack snaking down her living room wall. "I start going down fast and I hear a crack, crack, crack," she said.  Her neighbor, Sara Nir, lived on the ground floor and went outside when she heard a loud bang. That's when she saw the building's underground garage collapse.  "We ran out of the building," she said. "And then another big...
    Neera Tanden is a member of the Biden administration after all, according to reports. Tanden, 50, a liberal activist who was nominated by Biden to head the Office of Management and Budget – until the nomination was withdrawn in March over a lack of support for Tanden on Capitol Hill – has now joined the White House as a senior adviser, CNN first reported. Tanden will reportedly focus on making changes to the Affordable Care Act – the health care legislation passed during the Obama administration – in the event the Supreme Court strikes it down, the report said. NOMINATION OF KRISTEN CLARKE, CONTROVERSIAL BIDEN CIVIL RIGHTS PICK, HANGS IN BALANCE Neera Tanden testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee in Washington, Feb. 9, 2021. (Getty Images) Her nomination to OMB was withdrawn, despite a "full-scale effort" to find Senate votes, when Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said some of her past Twitter messages suggested she would have a "toxic and detrimental" relationship with Congress if confirmed. Tanden reportedly deleted more than 1,000...
    Senator Tim Scott has praised President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for agreeing with him that America is 'not a racist country,' after critics attacked Scott with racial slurs over his rebuttal to Biden's joint address to Congress. Scott, a South Carolina Republican, told CBS' Face The Nation on Sunday that he stood by his assessment that America is not racist, despite being pulled over 18 times for 'driving while black.' 'Let me say thank goodness that finally our president, our vice president and one of the leaders in the Democrat- Democrat caucus in the House, Jim Clyburn, have all come forward and said exactly what I've been saying for a long time. America is not a racist country,' Scott said in the interview.  'The question is, is there a lingering effect after a couple of centuries of racism and discrimination in this nation? The answer is absolutely,' he added. Senator Tim Scott has praised President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for agreeing with him that America is 'not a racist country' Biden...
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    Andrew Brown Jr. police shooting: Elizabeth City declares state of emergency as family prepares to view video Supreme Court to weigh concealed carry rights amid surge in gun violence, sales The Roku Channel Roku and Google are in the midst of a carriage dispute, one that could see Google’s YouTube TV app pulled from Roku’s platform. The stakes are high for both sides, with YouTube TV among the market leaders for streaming pay-TV services with more than 3 million subscribers (only Hulu with Live TV has more), and Roku the dominant streaming video platform with more than 51 million active users. Roku, in a message sent to YouTube TV subscribers that use its platform, said that Google demanded that Roku prioritize YouTube content in its search results, and demanded that it use certain chips or memory cards that would force the company to raise the prices of its hardware. “Google is attempting to use its YouTube monopoly position to force Roku into accepting predatory, anti-competitive and discriminatory terms that will directly harm Roku and our users,” a Roku spokesperson...
    DONALD Trump has urged followers to boycott Major League Baseball after the All-Star Game was pulled from Georgia. Last week MLB moved the All-Star game out of Atlanta amid the "Jim Crow voting laws" controversy. 2President Trump called for a boycott on Major League Baseball after the All-Star Game was pulled from GeorgiaCredit: AP 2MLB moved the game to Colorado following the 'Jim Crow voting laws' controversyCredit: AP Speaking to Newsmax host Heather Childers on Tuesday, the former President attacked Major League Baseball's decision to move the game out of state, along with other moves made by a "woke group of people". “People are tired of it," Trump said. "They decided to hurt the people of Georgia by moving it out and it’s just ridiculous." The one-term president continued on a tirade slamming the sport and claiming: "I'm just not very interested in baseball for the last number of years." He added: “Today, you don’t even know what the hell you’re watching. "I would say boycott baseball, why not? I think what they did was a terrible thing." Last...
    Jack Davis, The Western Journal February 27, 2021 0 Comments When former President Barack Obama met with potential donors 13 months before the presidential election, he touted one candidate above the rest — and it wasn’t his former vice president, according to a new report. The Hill on Friday published an exclusive excerpt from the book, “Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency,” by Amie Parnes of The Hill and Jonathan Allen of NBC. The excerpt claims Obama lavished praise upon Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts during a meeting with about 40 black donors from the private sector. The book said that at that time, the vast Democratic pool had four main contenders — Warren, then-former Vice President Joe Biden, then-Sen. Kamala Harris of California and then-Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg. The excerpt said Obama had a “singular message that he had wanted to deliver. He embraced the prospect of a Warren presidency” and urged donors to back her. At that point, Warren was rising in the polls. “The biggest obstacle to her success, it...
    President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday revealed that he broke his foot tripping on a rug after a shower as he chased one of his dogs and grabbed its tail. Biden’s campaign previously explained the hairline fracture by saying Biden fell while playing with the dog, but did not mention the shower or tugging the animal’s tail. The injury requires Biden, who turned 78 last month, to wear a boot for weeks. “What happened was I got out of the shower. I got a dog and anybody who’s been around my house knows — dropped, little pup dropped a ball in front of me. And for me to grab the ball,” Biden told CNN journalist Jake Tapper in his first post-election joint interview with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. “And I’m walking through this little alleyway to get to the bedroom. And I grabbed the ball like this and he ran. And I’m joking, running after him and grab his tail. And what happened was that he slid on a throw rug. And I tripped on the rug he slid...
    More On: joe biden Biden speaks with Fauci, asks him to be ‘chief medical adviser’ Eh, you first doc: Americans want to see Fauci get COVID vaccine before they do Jewish docs for Jew-haters and other commentary Spy chief urges Biden not to fire special counsel Durham President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday revealed that he broke his foot tripping on a rug after a shower as he chased one of his dogs and grabbed its tail. Biden’s campaign previously explained the hairline fracture by saying Biden fell while playing with the dog, but did not mention the shower or tugging the animal’s tail. The injury requires Biden, who turned 78 last month, to wear a boot for weeks. “What happened was I got out of the shower. I got a dog and anybody who’s been around my house knows — dropped, little pup dropped a ball in front of me. And for me to grab the ball,” Biden told CNN journalist Jake Tapper in his first post-election joint interview with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. “And I’m walking through...
    Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images Bloomberg News on Tuesday corrected a story claiming Republicans had pulled ads scheduled to run in Florida in the closing weeks of the election. The outlet initially claimed President Donald Trump’s campaign had pulled $5.5 million in ad spending from the state to focus on four Midwestern battlegrounds. It failed to note that spending had been replaced by $4 million in spending by the Republican National Committee for an aggregate total of $4.3 million. Campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh promptly slammed Bloomberg on Twitter. “The Bloomberg story about Trump campaign ad buying is horribly wrong & must be retracted,” Murtaugh wrote. “It is wrong in every aspect. Not even a call to the campaign before publishing. They used quotes from me taken from a conversation on ANOTHER TOPIC. Sloppy reporting at the highest level.” The campaign’s rapid response director, Matthew Wolking, piled on with a reference to Mike Bloomberg, the news outlet’s billionaire owner, writing, “Mike Bloomberg’s company is spreading fake news about Florida advertising at the same time that Mike Bloomberg is advertising in Florida for Joe Biden.” The campaign...
    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign pulled in more than $12 million on Wednesday night during the only vice-presidential debate of this election season, Politico reported.  Biden's campaign also broke fundraising records following his debate with President Donald Trump last week, raking in $10 million. The 2020 presidential election is expected to be the most expensive election in modern US history. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign pulled in over $12 million from grassroots donors on Wednesday night, during the only vice-presidential debate between his running mate Kamala Harris, and Vice President Mike Pence, a Biden campaign aide told Insider.  Politico first reported the news.  Biden's campaign also broke fundraising records following of his debate with President Donald Trump one week earlier. At that time, Biden had raked in almost $10 million in three hours around the time of the debate.  The democratic nominee has been outpacing Trump in fundraising and campaign spending in recent months. In the two days...
    (CNN)There's nothing to fear.That was President Donald Trump's message to Americans as he pulled off his mask on the White House balcony, in the denouement of a bizarre and propagandistic comeback amid his bout with Covid-19."Don't let (the coronavirus) dominate you. Don't be afraid of it. You're gonna beat it," Trump said in a video he filmed on his return from hospital, posing as a conquering warrior who sacrificed himself for the American people. Never mind that 210,000 Americans are already dead. Forget that mere mortals don't have access to the kinds of experimental drugs and state-of-the-art care still being administered to Trump — and that his administration is trying to take away health insurance from millions. And ignore the fact that the pandemic is getting worse in the US; in the days since Trump's diagnosis, thousands of Americans have died of the virus. Trump's illness has not caused him to reflect on his mismanagement of the crisis or the gravity of this winter's expected spike in cases. Instead, the President fired off perhaps his most irresponsible comments about the...
    Some 65 million people tuned in to the first debate between US President Donald Trump and his White House challenger Joe Biden. The TV viewership for Tuesday's clash was lower than the 2016 debates, but final streaming counts are pending. The 2016 showdown between Mr Trump and Hillary Clinton broke TV records, pulling in 84 million viewers. That one shattered the previous viewership record of 80.6 million set in the 1980 Reagan-Carter debate. On Tuesday night, around 64.7 million people tuned in on eight channels for the first primetime political duel between the White House contenders, according to Nielsen. Mr Trump on Wednesday responded to the preliminary numbers by saying "some day these Fake Media Companies are going to miss me, very badly". Image Copyright @realDonaldTrump @realDonaldTrump Report Image Copyright @realDonaldTrump @realDonaldTrump Report Though official streaming numbers for the debate have yet to be released, YouTube livestreams from just the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CBS and ABC, for example, racked up over 20 million views combined. Many other media outlets streamed the debate on YouTube. How many...
    Democrats “have definitely pulled out a list of the biggest RINOs [Republican In Name Only] in government and put them” in the Democratic National Convention, President Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. said Wednesday, reacting to the Republicans who lent their voices in support of Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The executive vice president of The Trump Organization brought up Cindy McCain, widow of Sen. John McCain, as an example. McCain lent her voice to a video during Tuesday's second night of the Democratic convention that highlighted her late husband's close friendship with Biden. “I don’t think anyone’s going to say Cindy McCain is going to come and support Trump,” Trump Jr. told “Mornings with Maria” on Wednesday. “I don’t think that the GOP is looking at any of those people as thought leaders,” he added. “I guess the only other person that they could roll out would be [Utah Republican Sen.] Mitt Romney to really round out the diversity of Democrats or Republicans for Biden, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.” He went on to say that he thinks “that part of the show is over.” VideoMonday night's programming at the DNC...
    Several employees with former Mayor Mike Bloomberg's 2020 presidential campaign are calling on the Democratic Party (DNC) to drop their former boss from the Democratic National Convention's speaking schedule. In a letter obtained by CNN, six former staffers who are currently embroiled in a lawsuit with the former mayor argue that Bloomberg violated promises he made to his staff during the campaign by firing them after his primary bid ended, and therefore should not be honored with a speaking slot at the convention. "This is the type of greedy, anti-worker move we'd expect from Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden's lead over Trump narrows in new national poll Biden faces hurdles in bid to mend ties with US allies Cheney calls pardoning Snowden 'unconscionable' after Trump says he's considering it MORE, but not from a Democratic presidential candidate," reads the letter from the six former staffers, according to CNN. "The Democratic Party and its platform strongly oppose the immoral and unfair things that Mike Bloomberg did to thousands of his staffers during his presidential campaign. "Whether or not you can honor our request,...
    Tucker Carlson opened his show Tuesday night telling viewers that sites pulling a video of doctors talking about coronavirus that President Donald Trump shared is indicative of “enraged” Democrats trying to keep people scared so that Joe Biden wins. On Monday night, the president again shared retweets about hydroxychloroquin, including a viral video featuring one doctor who said people don’t need masks and that “this virus has a cure, it’s called hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax.” Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pulled the video with a Facebook spokesperson saying “We’ve removed this video for sharing false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19.” Carlson said tonight that “the rise of Covid-19 in the United States tracks almost precisely the decline of Donald Trump’s approval numbers” and the lesson is “the more damage that coronavirus does to America, the harder it is for the president to get reelected.” And so, he continued, Democrats have “every incentive to keep Americans afraid and off-balance,” which he connected to the video being pulled because “this enraged Democrats” and “any scientific advancement that reduces the suffering...
    John Weaver, one co-founder of The Lincoln Project Super PAC, signed a deal in 2019 with a Russian state-owned company to advocate for its interests — but ultimately rejected the contract once he was accused of hypocrisy for his years of calling President Donald Trump a pawn of Vladimir Putin. Weaver, a career political consultant who started The Lincoln Project to defeat President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, signed an agreement on May 10, 2019 with Tenam Corporation, “a subsidiary of Rosatom, the Russian state-owned nuclear energy company,” Politico reported at the time. According to the contract, which Weaver was required to file with the Department of Justice because he was acting as a foreign agent, he was tasked with lobbying the Trump administration and Congress on “sanctions or other restrictions in the area of atomic (nuclear) trade, or cooperation involving in any way the Russian Federation.” The Russian government-owned company was to pay Weaver $350,000 “plus expenses” for six months of work. If Russia wanted to continue utilizing Weaver beyond that term, Tenam was required to pay him $40,000 a...
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