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    Republican donors who have opened their wallets for Donald Trump are now backing Ron DeSantis as he bids to win a second term as governor of Florida, it has emerged. New campaign filings obtained by Politico show that DeSantis, 43, has received $3.4 million from 10 donors who collectively spent $24 million on Trump's reelection bid. Many of those who donated had never contributed to state-level Florida elections before, and include Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus, 93, who gave DeSantis $500,000. In 2016, he was one of Donald Trump's most generous donors, contributing $7 million. The analysis comes as Trump, 76, faces increasing questions about whether he could beat DeSantis in 2024, if the ambitious governor decides to challenge him. Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis are seen in November 2019. Many Republican megadonors are now backing DeSantis in his November re-election bid Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus has given DeSantis's campaign $500,000 Uihlein and his wife Elizabeth have contributed in excess of $30 million combined over two decades Who's backing DeSantis?  TRUMP SUPPORTERS  William Buckley, a retired venture capitalist with a home...
    Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) has a mere 10% chance of winning reelection, according to a report. "On Cheney, if you go over to Wyoming, look at her disapproval rating," said Harry Enten, a senior data reporter at CNN. "Essentially, what you see is that it has doubled, more than doubled, gone up 40 points from before she voted to impeach Donald Trump to after voting to impeach Donald Trump." CALIFORNIA ANIMAL SHELTER BANS PET ADOPTIONS FOR GUN RIGHTS SUPPORTERS Prior to her vote to impeach the 45th president, Cheney had a 26% disapproval rating, the report noted. That number now sits at 72%. "If you look at the betting odds, whether or not she'll win reelection, only about a 10% chance she'll win," Enten told Anderson Cooper. "Given the political dynasty she's from … that's incredible," Cooper said. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER The Wyoming GOP primary is slated for Aug. 16. Liz Cheney News GOP Wyoming Elections CNN
    Alex Wong/Getty Images Truth Social is a mess. A month after your friendly neighborhood Mediaite contributing editor first attempted to sign up for the social media platform former President Donald Trump launched to compete with Twitter, I was finally able to create an account, and what I found wandering around the app was even more hilariously bad than I had expected. The app’s woes have been well-documented: it’s been plagued with a clunky launch, tech problems, a stagnant user base, and an exodus of several of their top executives. Even Trump himself has offered only lackluster support for his own app, posting only one “Truth” — the app’s overly presumptive label for posts — on launch day. I attempted to create an account on March 14, using my Mediaite email address. I was given a waitlist number of #1,285,472 in the app and a slightly smaller waitlist number by email. I checked the app periodically over the past few weeks and that waitlist number never changed. I received no updates on how much longer I should expect to wait and no...
    Former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is sharing the speech she would have given five years ago had she defeated Donald Trump in the 2016 election. Clinton spoke to NBC’s Willie Geist about her decision to unveil the speech for an upcoming MasterClass program on the power of resilience. Clinton’s 2016 defeat was surprising to many political observers, and it was to that point that Clinton reminded Geist she didn’t have a concession speech ready until the day after Election Day. “What compelled you to sit down and revisit that speech?” Geist asked. “I wanted to be as helpful as I could to the viewers and to the process of being in a MasterClass,” Clinton replied. “Even though we had a lot of bumps those last ten days, I still thought, you know, we could pull it out.” NBC obtained a preview of Clinton’s MasterClass where she begins by pulling out her speech and telling the camera “I’ve never shared this with anybody. I’ve never read this out loud. But it helps to encapsulate who I...
    Former U.S. president Donald Trump claimed he would knockout current U.S. president Joe Biden if given a chance in the boxing ring. It’s not exactly rocket science to say that U.S. political rivals Donald Trump and Joe Biden aren’t exactly friends, but Trump took it to a new level by claiming he would knock out Biden if they ever met in the boxing ring. Trump is back in the news when it comes to combat sports, as he gets ready to make his boxing commentary debut on the Evander Holyfield-Vitor Belfort card. He’ll be joined by one of his most loyal supporters in UFC welterweight star Jorge Masvidal, as well as his son Donald Trump Jr. While Triller refuses to say much regarding Trump’s addition to the upcoming boxing event, they are clearly embracing the amount of attention he brings. Trump made an appearance by phone at the pre-fight press conference and took the opportunity to take a shot at his 2020 presidential election adversary. “If I had to pick someone in the world to box, my easiest fight would...
    The defense will speak on Friday in the Senate, hoping for a quick acquittal of the former president, accused of “incitement to insurgency” in the assault on the Capitol. AT From noon (7 Belgian time), the lawyers of the 45th President of the United States will try to dismantle the arguments of the Democratic prosecutors who, for two days, returned to the bloody attack of January 6 in a relentless statement, riddled with shock videos. “The president is very optimistic,” one of his lawyers, David Schoen, said Thursday on Fox News, promising a short presentation, less than four hours, before the hundred senators, judges, jurors, and witnesses of this trial historical. “As I said from the beginning of this thing, this trial should never have happened and if it were to happen, it should be as short as possible, given the total lack of evidence,” he said. assaulted. The cinema ” The tone is set. Not only does the defense reject outright all responsibility for its client in the assault given by hundreds of its supporters at...
    President Donald Trump announced another pardon with less than an hour left in his term.  Trump pardoned Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro's ex-husband Albert Pirro, who spent nearly a year in federal prison for tax fraud.  Albert Pirro used to represent Trump in real estate deals.    President Donald Trump gave a last-minute pardon to Albert Pirro (left) who was previously married to Fox News personality Judge Jeanine Pirro (right). Here the couple is captured leaving court in 2000  Jeanine Pirro (left), then the GOP's state attorney general candidate, seen air-kissing her then-husband Albert Pirro (right). They divorced in 2008  In more recent years, Judge Jeanine Pirro has become a Fox News Channel personality and a vocal ally of President Donald Trump  President Donald Trump was landing in West Palm Beach, Florida  Pirro's pardon was announced as Trump was touching down in West Palm Beach, Florida, making the unprecedented move to skip President-elect Joe Biden's swearing in.   In the early hours of Wednesday, Trump granted clemency to his former political aide Steve Bannon, as part of a wave of 143...
    Rapper Lil Wayne was pardoned by Donald Trump last night, dodging prison for a firearms conviction after voicing support for the president during the election campaign.  The artist, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, could have faced 10 years in prison for illegally owning a .45-caliber handgun - which he was banned from possessing because of a weapons conviction in New York more than a decade ago.  But he was one of 73 people to receive a pardon in Trump's final hours in office, with the White House paying tribute to the 'trustworthy, kind-hearted and generous' musician and praising his philanthropic work for hospitals and foodbanks.  Days before the November election, Lil Wayne had posed for a thumbs-up with Trump and praised him for 'listening to what we had to say' in an apparent endorsement of the president.  'Great meeting': Lil Wayne posed for a thumbs-up with Trump in Florida just days before the November election, praising the president's efforts at criminal justice reform  The October 29 meeting at Trump's golf resort in Doral, Florida, came as Trump tried to...
    Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse delivered a short denunciation of President Donald Trump's spree of pardons rewarding political allies and friends – including those like Paul Manafort who refused to cooperate with prosecutors in the Russia probe. 'This is rotten to the core,' said Sasse, one of the most outspoken elected Republicans when it comes to leveling criticism at the president. Sasse issued the single-line statement Wednesday night as the nation amid the White House's second consecutive night dumping information on pardons Trump issued using his virtually limitless unchecked power in that area.  'ROTTEN TO THE CORE': Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) condemned Trump's spate of pardons A brief statement said he made the comment after Trump 'exercised his constitutional power to issue pardons to another tranche of felons like Manafort and Stone who flagrantly and repeatedly violated the law and harmed Americans.'  Despite calling out Trump after his pardon of Manafort and others, Sasse was among 52 Republican senators voting to acquit Trump on both articles of impeachment almost a year ago, in a prosecution that centered on the president's...
    Rudy Giuliani has left hospital following his COVID-19 diagnosis, amid criticism from the medical community that Donald Trump and his pals are getting preferential medical treatment in the nation's fight against the virus. Trump's personal attorney flashed a thumbs-up to reporters and waved as he was driven out of Georgetown University Hospital around 5 p.m. Wednesday, four days after he tested positive. Giuliani, who is 76 putting him in a high-risk category, was admitted to the medical center Sunday.  This came after he traveled across multiple states in the lead-up to his diagnosis, shunning masks and social distancing while he spearheaded Trump's legal battle and made unfounded claims that the presidential election was 'rigged'.  Scores of people could have been infected by the former New York City Mayor and he is now being looked at as a potential superspreader. His co-counsel Jenna Ellis tested positive Tuesday while the Arizona legislature announced it was shuttering for two weeks after Giuliani met with lawmakers there during one of his efforts to overturn the election result in the state.  Trump's personal attorney...
    Seventy-three percent of Joe Biden’s 126,649 vote margin gain in Pennsylvania, compared to Hillary Clinton’s performance in 2016, came from the seven counties and one city in Pennsylvania that received more than $18 million from the Mark Zuckerberg-funded Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) “safe elections” project. The CTCL provided more than $18 million in “safe elections” grants between September 1 and October 31 to at least seven counties and one city in Pennsylvania: $10 million to the City of Philadelphia, $2.5 million to Chester County (suburban Philadelphia), $2.2 million to Delaware County (suburban Philadelphia), $2.05 million to Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), $863,000 to Centre County, $474,232 to Lancaster County, $471,000 to Berks County, and $148,000 to Erie County. Ninety-three thousand two hundred and ninety-three votes (93,293), or 73.6 percent of  Biden’s 126,649 vote margin gain in 2020 Pennsylvania, compared to Hillary Clinton in 2016, came from these seven counties and one city. CTCL has refused to provide a breakdown of funding by counties in any state. Though press reports confirmed the CTCL funding of many of the counties identified by Breitbart...
    On Saturday morning, former governor and expert on how to torture people who stutter, Chris Christie, announced that he was leaving Morristown Medical Center after being hospitalized for seven nights. Combined with Donald Trump’s release from Walter Reed Medical Center Monday evening, it seems that COVID-19 can bypass even people with highly evident co-morbidities, given that those people are given inordinate levels of medical care and mass doses of experimental drugs that are unavailable to ordinary Americans. Or … does it? Assuming that Donald Trump is giving an accurate account of the chronology of his COVID-19 infection, which is, admittedly, a yuge assumption, he first tested positive on Thursday, Oct. 1 after feeling ill on Wednesday, Sept. 30. For Christie, that positive test came on Saturday, Oct. 3. With both of them now checked out of their respective hospitals—and, in Trump’s case, diligently returning to the work of subverting democracy by repressing votes, lying about election fraud, and threatening to have political opponents arrested—it may seem they’re out of the woods. They’re not. Because nine months into this pandemic, doctors understand that COVID-19 tends to follow...
    With less than a month until the 2020 election, a Saturday CNN reporter Eric Bradner argued that Donald Trump’s campaign has offered Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden “multiple pathways to victory.” Bradner pointed to recent polling the showed Biden with a significant lead over Trump both nationally and in battleground states of Florida, Michigan, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. Notably, the CNN reporter said Biden would have a good chance of passing 270 electoral votes by winning just three or four of these regions. Guy Cecil, the head of the pro-Biden super PAC Priorities USA, told the publication that Trump is failing to attract the new voters necessary to provide him a road to 270 electoral votes. According to Cecil, the entire electoral map has moved in favor of Biden. The CNN piece highlighted that Democratic Senate challengers are leading their Republican opponents in North Carolina, Maine, Iowa, Colorado, and Arizona. In addition, Democratic candidates have shown surprisingly tough competition in red states like Kansas and South Carolina, while both Senate races in Georgia could head into runoffs. “Biden,...
    Donald Trump was given the experimental antibody treatment REGN-COV2 as well as a host of other drugs to treat his coronavirus infection Experts have slammed Donald Trump's 'irresponsible' claim that he was cured of coronavirus by an experimental drug made by US pharmaceutical giant Regeneron. The US President praised the experimental antibody medication in a rambling video outside of the White House Rose Garden yesterday. Mr Trump said he was cured of his illness the same day he was given the drug and has now promised to give it out for free to every American in hospital with severe Covid-19. Regeneron hasn't publicly stated how much it will cost, but similar therapies that use antibodies - proteins produced by the body which fight off diseases - to treat conditions such as cancer can cost tens of thousands of dollars per patient.  But leading scientists have urged Mr Trump to squeeze the brakes on his enthusiasm because there is no proof yet that it works and won't cause adverse side effects. Professor Jake Scott, an infectious disease expert at Stanford University,...
    DONALD Trump has returned to the White House after spending 72-hours in hospital with coronavirus symptoms. The US president, 74, told the world "don't be afraid of coronavirus" and triumphantly admitted he felt "better than 20 years ago". ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Donald Trump has been discharged after receiving nine different treatments for Covid-19Credit: Alamy Live News He was given unprecedented medical treatment at the Walter Reed hospital and checked out four days after testing positive for Covid-19. In a video address to the nation, he told US citizens: "Don't be afraid of Covid. Don't let it dominate your life." He added: "We have developed, under the Trump administration, some really great drugs and knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!" Trump was given nine different treatments during his short stay in the hospital's presidential suite. Medics started him on a five-day course of remdesivir - a drug currently used for moderately and severely ill patients - on Friday. 3   3   He also received a single dose...
    Donald Trump is being treated with a cheap steroid that only works on severely ill coronavirus patients, sparking confusion about the true nature of the US President's condition. Over the weekend, his medical team revealed that he had been put on a course of dexamethasone, which became the first drug scientifically proven to benefit people with Covid-19 in June. But the Oxford University trial that made the discovery only found the £5 ($6.45) tablets were effective on patients with low oxygen levels who were on the verge of needing mechanical ventilation.  There has been confusion about the seriousness of the president's health since he was admitted to hospital with the virus on Friday after his oxygen levels plummeted below normal levels. Mr Trump's doctors have claimed he is now symptom-free and could even be discharged from hospital today, but this was contradicted by White House chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, who described the president's illness as 'very concerning'.   Scientists in the UK and US have today described the decision to give Mr Trump dexamethasone as potentially 'dangerous' because it has no effect...
    During a press conference on Sunday, White House physician Dr. Sean Conley revealed that President Donald Trump is being treated with dexamethasone, BuzzFeed News reported. As a a corticosteroid that suppresses the immune system, dexamethasone is typically used to for the treatment of COVID-19 in patients with severe disease. Conley noted that Trump is being treated with the drug because his oxygen levels dropped twice since he was diagnosed with coronavirus. According to Bob Wachter, chair of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, “both of those pieces of data tell us you cannot call this a mild disease.” Conley and White House officials have been releasing conflicting information about the president’s condition and dodging questions from the press, but when Conley revealed that Trump was given two liters of supplemental oxygen it became clear why he was treated with dexamethasone, Wachter said. “Obviously, he’s getting world-class care, but I think you have to say he falls in a group that still has a significant chance of having a bad outcome, going to the ICU, requiring that kind of...
    DEXAMETHASONE was the first treatment shown to improve survival against Covid-19 — and was hailed the "biggest breakthrough yet". The potentially life-saving drug that costs as little as £5 and can only be given to patients with severe coronavirus. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3The anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone, which has been hailed as a ground-breaking treatment for hospital patients seriously ill with Covid-19Credit: Press Association What is dexamethasone?  Dexamethasone is a widely-used steroid drug which works to reduce inflammation. The cheap medicine has been shown in studies to improve survival for patients hospitalised with critical Covid-19 who need extra oxygen. In use since the early 1960s, medics prescribe it to treat a range of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and asthma. The drug is also used in end-of-life care and can work to prevent the immune system from destroying blood platelets in people with blood disorders. Those with a brain tumour may also be prescribed dexamethasone to reduce swelling. A course of the drug is around £5. It has been approved to treat all UK...
    President Donald Trump’s medical team at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center appeared in front of cameras to update the public on his condition as he continues to battle the novel coronavirus. As a live stream of the event posted to YouTube by The Hill, which can be viewed here showed, Dr. Conley confirmed that while Trump continued to improve, he was still facing “frequent ups and downs.” Trump’s medical team had previously stated that Trump had no fever and was not on supplemental oxygen. But Chief of Staff Mark Meadows contradicted the statement yesterday, saying that Trump had a concerning drop in his blood oxygen level, as The Daily Beast reported. “The biggest thing that we see is that with no fever now, and with him doing really well with his oxygen saturation levels … yesterday morning we were real concerned by that. He had a fever and his blood oxygen level had dropped rapidly,” he said. Dr. Conley confirmed that there was a drop in oxygen levels while the president was at the White House and he was...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A UPMC doctor explained the experimental drug cocktail given to President Donald Trump as he undergoes treatment for the coronavirus. The president’s physicians announced Friday he received a single, 8-gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail. The mediation is still in clinical trials, but Dr. David Nace, chief medical officer of UPMC Senior Communities, says results are encouraging so far. RELATED STORY: Read More On President Trump’s Treatment From CBS News “In this situation, when you’re dealing with the president of the United States and potentially very serious outcomes, it seemed like a reasonable choice,” he said. The cocktail is meant to introduce more antibodies into the body directed at the virus, especially when the body’s own response to the virus might be diminished. In a press release earlier this week, Regeneron said recent data from the clinical trial showed the antibody cocktail “reduced viral load and the time to alleviate symptoms in non-hospitalized patients with COVID-19.” Nace added that while the medical field is still learning about the impact this type of treatment has on the...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Friday was administered supplemental oxygen at the White House hours after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and before being flown to a military hospital.A person familiar with Trump's condition confirmed that Trump was given oxygen at the White House, after the president's physician, Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley, sidestepped the question at a press briefing Saturday. Conley said Trump was not administered oxygen on Thursday or since he has been a patient at Walter Reed Medical Center.In addition, following a health assessment provided by doctors a Walter Reed, a senior administration official told ABC News that "according to Dr. Conley, the next 48 hours are critical for monitoring of potential illness progression."This official added that some of the president's vitals Friday morning were "concerning.""The president's vitals over last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care. We are still not on a clear path to a full recovery," a source familiar with the president's health told ABC News. Doctors, Nurses and ALL at the GREAT...
    Madison Summers October 3, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump will remain at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, for a few days after his positive COVID-19 diagnosis. The president’s physician made known, through a letter shared by White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, that Trump was given the first dose of the antiviral drug Remdesivir in an effort to treat the coronavirus infection. White House physician Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley noted in a letter on Friday evening that Trump, 74, is “doing very well.” “He is not requiring any supplemental oxygen, but in consultation with specialists we have elected to initiate Remdesivir therapy,” the letter read. “He has completed his first dose and is resting comfortably.” See the letter shared late Friday below: An update from President ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩’s physician: pic.twitter.com/8xzB8FShkd— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 3, 2020 Remdesivir, a prominent experimental drug, is made by Gilead Sciences. According to a study published in July, conducted with nearly 400 patients, roughly 74% of patients who took Remdesivir recovered by 14 days while 59% “of patients...
    President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr., on Tuesday previewed the upcoming first presidential debate between the president and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The younger Trump highlighted on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria” his father’s accomplishments from running the country. He listed off his efforts getting peace deals signed in the Middle East, combating the coronavirus pandemic and building the “greatest economy America has ever known.” “Listen, the reality is the president has been practicing every day for this,” Trump told host Maria Bartiromo. “I mean, he is running the country. He’s doing, you know, an amazing job of that, he is getting peace deals done in the Middle East, he’s pulling us out of endless wars, he’s combating coronavirus, he built the greatest economy America has ever known. That is all within the purview of these things. You know, Joe Biden has been talking about doing these things for the last half a century in D.C., and yet, I don’t know anyone who can actually name a Joe Biden accomplishment. So, you know, I am...
    Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro declared on Tuesday that President Donald Trump “approved” his assassination with snipers and offered a $15 million bounty on his head. “Donald Trump approved my killing, my killing – listen, I am not exaggerating,” Maduro said during his daily broadcast on state television network VTV. “They are trying to move a group of snipers or to buy snipers in Venezuela to kill me, Donald Trump approved it, he has no ethics.” Maduro went on to claim that he has been the “victim of the most brutal attacks” by the United States government, which he accused of making up “barbarities” about his involvement in rampant corruption and crimes committed by his socialist regime. “(The United States) put a price of 15 million dollars on my head,” he recalled, a reference to the Trump administration’s filing of charges against him and various other senior Venezuelan officials for their involvement in narcotics trafficking and terrorism. The United States Department of Justice has officially indicted Venezuelas socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro and regime co-conspirators like Diosdado Cabello for narcoterrorism, money laundering, and other crimes....
    Donald Trump called out Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday after a video surfaced showing the House Speaker visiting a salon and not wearing a mask. “Crazy Nancy Pelosi is being decimated for having a beauty parlor opened, when all others are closed, and for not wearing a Mask – despite constantly lecturing everyone else. We will almost certainly take back the House, and send Nancy packing!” he wrote. Pelosi was spotted getting her hair done at a San Francisco hair salon despite the fact that the city had barred this type of activity. In surveillance footage released by Fox News, she walks around the salon in a black smock but no mask on Monday afternoon. “The Beauty Parlor owner must really dislike Crazy Nancy Pelosi. Turning her in, on tape, is a really big deal. She probably treats him like she treats everyone else…And she strongly supported a Kennedy who just lost in, of all places, Massachusetts!” Trump added. Trump was referencing a tight primary race in Massachusetts between Joe Kennedy III and Ed Markey. Kennedy lost his bid in the...
    Hydroxychloroquine — touted by President Donald Trump as a 'game changer' and a 'gift from God' in the fight against Covid-19 — doesn't treat the disease and may even raise the risk of death, another study has found. A review of 29 scientific studies showed the controversial anti-malarial drug does not save the lives of infected patients. And when it's combined with the antibiotic azithromycin — a combination which has been tested in trials — the risk of death increases by 27 per cent, results showed. The findings support those of a 'scandalous' study in May which warned it raised the risk of death. It was later retracted over concerns the data was not reliable.  And the world's biggest coronavirus drug trial, led by Oxford University researchers, concluded the drug does not treat hospitalised patients. Experts warned the results were 'pretty compelling' and pulled the drug from experiments. Researchers of the latest study, led by Université Paris Saclay, France, claimed there is 'no need' for further trials to see if hydroxychloroquine boosts the survival odds of hospitalised patients. The bold claims...
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” former Secretary of State John Kerry ripped President Donald Trump for his “unwillingness” to speak out against Russian cyber interference in the United States and across the world. Kerry said Trump and his administration has “given free license to bad actors in the world to be able to be disruptive,” adding the president “welcomes disruption” and “chaos.” “President Trump’s unwillingness to say anything about Russian activities from the interference in our election to their activities in other parts of the world is having a negative impact on standards and expectations,” Kerry advised. “Donald Trump has been breaking norms of every kind but not without consequence, and the consequence of this is to create the wild, wild west out there. Everywhere.” “We began in the Obama administration to establish some basic principles for the rules of the road for cyber, and our intention clearly was to have the next administration continue that. But this administration has done nothing about it. And they’ve given free license to bad actors in the world to be able to be disruptive....
    The second night of the Democratic National Convention opened Tuesday evening with a keynote address as unconventional as the virtual event itself as 17 different speakers said presumptive nominee Joe Biden’s ideas are a ‘big f’n deal.’ The diverse group of local, state and federal level political leaders issued their endorsement of Joe Biden and said what they feel he will do to improve their respective areas based on the key issues their constituents face. Most recognizable among the group of speakers considered rising stars within the Democratic Party was Stacey Abrams, a former representative in Georgia’s House who lost her race for governor in the state in 2018. A large chunk of the multi-person keynote address focused on Biden’s efforts to expand the Affordable Care Act. “Joe’s working to protect and expand the Affordable Care Act. He’ll make sure millions of people keep their coverage,” Texas Representative Colin Allred assured, adding he would give Medicare the ability to “negotiate drug prices.” “That’s a big f’n deal,” Michigan State Representative Mari Manoogian said as shorthand for the expletive as she...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump is considering a pardon for whistleblower Edward Snowden – despite previously saying he should be executed. In a sensational U-turn, Mr Trump says he is looking at it “very strongly” after previously branding the ex-CIA worker a “spy who should be executed”. 2President Trump says he is looking 'very strongly' at the Edward Snowden case despite previously branding him a 'spy who should be executed'Credit: Getty Images - Getty Mr Trump said: “Many people think he should be somehow treated differently. And other people think he did very bad things. “I’ve heard it both ways. From traitor to he’s being, you know, persecuted. “I’m going to start looking at it [a possible pardon]. I’m going to take a look at that very strongly.” US authorities have wanted to try Snowden, 37, on espionage charges in a criminal case. He was given asylum in Russia after he leaked secret documents. Most read in World NewsTRAGIC DEATHGirl, 8, is killed during shooting at birthday party after ‘hell broke out’‘SICKO’ SUPPORTEDMom ‘who had sex with pitbull then hanged her kids’...
    A former national security adviser claims President Donald Trump has given his 'blessing' for Russia to interfere with the 2020 election. Susan Rice, who had been a potential running mate for Democrat nominee Joe Biden before he picked Kamala Harris Tuesday, said Trump has refused to call out Russian meddling in the election. Ms Rice is considered one of the country’s leading experts on foreign policy and served as ambassador of the United Nations from 2009 to 2013 under President Obama. She worked closely with Biden when she served in the White House as President Barack Obama's national security adviser.   Forer national security advisor Susan Rice has said President Donald Trump has given his 'blessing' for Russia to interfere with the 2020 election Susan Rice, who had been a potential running mate for Democrat nominee Joe Biden before he picked Kamala Harris Tuesday, said Trump has refused to call out Russian meddling in the election RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to appear together today after... Trump says he is 'surprised' that...
    This article was paid for by AlterNet subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. When Steven Calabresi, the influential and very conservative co-founder of the Federalist Society, argued that Donald Trump’s clunky trial balloon about possibly postponing the election was “fascistic” and “grounds for the president’s immediate impeachment again by the House of Representatives and his removal from office by the Senate,” he was ostensibly telling Trump to back off. But while he was sending a message to Trump, and his Republican allies on The Hill, a more important audience for his op-ed may have been the sprawling conservative legal community. Calabresi, a godfather of sorts to the movement, signaled to conservative lawyers and legal advocacy groups that while they may mire the count with ballot challenges and other litigation, they must not back Trump’s play if he veers outside the lines delineated by the Constitution. Ultimately, that may not amount to much. Congressional Republicans quickly shot down Trump’s fever dream about delaying the vote. Some dismissed it as...
    President Donald Trump held a press conference on Thursday where he was asked if he stood by his early-morning tweet calling for a delay in the upcoming 2020 presidential election. While he initially said that he didn’t want to push back the election, he suggested that it may be necessary given that so many states are hoping to move to mail-in ballots as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage through the country. “I don’t want to delay, I want to have the election,” video posted by Aaron Rupar on Twitter shows Trump saying. “But I also don’t want to have to wait for three months and then find out that the ballots are all missing and the election doesn’t mean anything.” Trump asserted that “everyone” knows this to be true, though “stupid people” may not or may not want to talk about it. “Our country will be a laughing stock all over the world, cause everyone knows it doesn’t work” he said of mail-in voting. When asked to clarify if he did or didn’t want a delay in the election,...
    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...
    Thursday on Washington Post Live’s “Cape Up Podcast,” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) called President Donald Trump a national security threat “in many ways,” during her interview with columnist Jonathan Capehart. Partial transcript as follows: CAPEHART: So, before we get to police reform, we have to get to intelligence and the Russia story of paying bounties on the lives of American soldiers. You are a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. You attended a briefing regarding the allegations that Russia was involved in this. Given what you learned, is the intelligence in doubt? HARRIS: Is the intelligence in doubt? I would say that I–during the course of my three-plus years of being on the Senate Intelligence Committee and therefore in regular receipt of classified information about the threats to our national security and hot spots around the world, that I have to come to respect–highly respect–the intelligence community for their professionalism, for the detail and the precision with which they work and the enormity of their responsibility, which is to inform us as policymakers, to inform the executive branch in a way that...
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