- 2020-07-02 09:30:54Z
In a USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll, Americans divide along partisan lines over whether the country is "great" or has "fallen behind" others in the world.
An appeals court judge in New York has lifted a temporary ban on the publication of a potentially explosive "tell-all" book by President Donald Trump's niece, court documents showed. The ruling issued Wednesday allows publisher Simon & Schuster to print and distribute the 240-page book by Mary Trump, who dubs the US president "the world's most dangerous man." It would be the latest bombshell memoir to dish dirt on the leader after former aide John Bolton's book, which described Trump as corrupt and incompetent, was cleared for publication last week.
The Biden campaign and the Democratic National Committee reported that they together raised $141 million in June, for a total cash haul of $282 million for the quarter.
Last year, the Republican National Convention began cutting checks to a former producer of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice who was accused of having, as one contestant put it, "all the dirt" on Donald Trump.From August 2019 through May 2020, the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Convention made a dozen payments totaling more than $66,000 to Labella Worldwide, Inc. for "production consulting services." The firm is run by Chuck Labella, a former NBC executive and the talent producer who worked on Donald Trump's famous reality show.Labella is not just a former Apprentice bigwig. According to actor Tom Arnold, who was a contestant on the show and has since become a...
The president, a former New York City resident, complained that such an action by the city would be "denigrating this luxury Avenue."
President Donald Trump has repeatedly suggested coronavirus will magically "disappear" someday, but the numbers aren't on his side.
When President Donald Trump speaks at the Mount Rushmore national memorial before the first fireworks show there in years, he'll stand before a crowd of thousands of people who won't be required to socially distance or wear masks despite the coronavirus pandemic. Friday night's event, with 7,500 tickets issued, will feature a patriotic display at a monument known as "the Shrine of Democracy" in a swath of country largely loyal to Trump. Public health experts say the lack of social distancing and enforced mask wearing could lead to a surge in the disease, while the fireworks risk setting the surrounding forest ablaze.
Mayor Quinton Lucas said he received texts containing "a racial slur" and "subtle death threat" after he announced a mask requirement to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
In a new USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll, the president falls further behind in a race where much of Biden's support comes from those opposed to Trump.
The group is the latest of a number of Republican organizations opposing Trump's re-election.
For some, the disenchantment started almost as soon as Donald Trump took office. For others, his handling of the coronavirus and social unrest turned them away. For all of them, it is highly unlikely they will vote for him again.These voters, who backed Trump in 2016 but say there is "not really any chance" they will this year, represent just 2% of registered voters in the six states most likely to decide the presidency, according to New York Times/Siena College polls. But they help explain why the president faces a significant deficit nationwide and in the battleground states."I think if he weren't such an appalling human being, he would make a great president, because I think what this...
Women of color are historically underrepresented in politics and government. Joe Biden says multiple nonwhite women are in contention to be his running mate.
Federal immigration authorities are refusing to release an HIV-positive man who has been held in a Minnesota detention facility since January, despite the fact that the man has already won his case for release before an immigration judge-and despite his severe risk of medical complications from the coronavirus outbreaks that have spread inside detention facilities across the country."I'm dying, slowly, even with my medication," said William Zacarias Marroquìn, a 45-year-old restaurant worker, calling from inside the Sherburne County Jail in Elk River, Minnesota. "I don't know if they care or not, but I can be spending my time with my family, my fiancé. I don't know if they've considered...
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has been the object of liberal ire since her 2018 vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Now in a tight re-election fight, whatever hopes she might have had of putting that episode behind her were dashed this week, when now-Justice Kavanaugh cast a dissenting vote in the Supreme Court's latest decision to uphold the legal framework that grants access to women seeking abortions.But the legacy of Collins' vote on Kavanaugh hasn't been all bad for the longtime Maine senator. In fact, it's appeared to earn her some powerful and deep-pocketed new allies.Collins, who's staked out a brand as a pro-choice moderate Republican over her nearly 24 years in the...
A week ago, Jordan Rodriguez and his fiancée met up with two friends for tacos, chicken wings, and pitchers of beer at a local pub in Pembroke Pines, Fla., one of several outings the 38-year-old has enjoyed since the Sunshine State reopened for business in May."I wouldn't say I felt safer, but I had started venturing out again a little bit," Rodriguez told The Daily Beast. "I still wear a face mask whenever I go out and I have always been a germaphobe, so I'm regularly washing my hands with soap."Little did he know that the coronavirus was likely already gestating inside him. The following morning, Rodriguez felt lousy when he woke up. Initially, he chalked it up to a few too many beers....
The president's planned visit to the monument on 'stolen' Native land risks spreading coronavirus, tribal president warnsDonald Trump should not carry out his planned 3 July visit to the Mount Rushmore monument in South Dakota because it represents a safety risk in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and is an insult to Native Americans on whose stolen land it was built, the president of the Oglala Sioux tribal council has said.Several Native American groups are planning protests for Trump's controversial trip to the 79-year-old stone monument carved into the Black Hills that is set to include the first fireworks display at the site since 2009 and an air force flypast."Trump coming...
The revamped trade pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico taking effect on Wednesday was meant to create a kind of fortress North America, boosting the region's competitiveness - but cracks are already starting to show in the foundation. As the deal kicks in, the Trump administration is threatening Canada with new aluminum tariffs, and a prominent Mexican labor activist has been jailed, underscoring concerns about crucial labor reforms in the replacement for the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement includes tighter North American content rules for autos, new protections for intellectual property, prohibitions against currency...
"I hope that this is real," Lauren Boebert said of the deep-state, sex-ring conspiracy theory.
Trump campaign chief operating officer Michael Glassner, who had been heavily involved in planning the president's rallies, has been replaced by Trump's 2016 Arizona chair Jeff DeWit, a major shakeup at the top of the president's campaign following the Tulsa rally debacle and four months from Election Day, multiple sources tell ABC News. According to the Trump campaign, Glassner, who has worked on the president's campaign since 2015, will have his role shifted to focus on the campaign's many lawsuits heading into the fall. Michael Glassner is moving into the long-term role of navigating the many legal courses we face, including suits against major media outlets, some of which will...
The loans have been a lifeline to more than 4 million businesses during the pandemic.
U.S. officials intercepted electronic data showing large financial transfers from a bank account controlled by Russia's military intelligence agency to a Taliban-linked account, which was among the evidence that supported their conclusion that Russia covertly offered bounties for killing U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, according to three officials familiar with the intelligence.Though the United States has accused Russia of providing general support to the Taliban before, analysts concluded from other intelligence that the transfers were most likely part of a bounty program that detainees described during interrogations. Investigators also identified by name numerous Afghans in...
"Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man" is due out next month.
For weeks, President Donald Trump and his campaign have attacked former Vice President Joe Biden for "hiding in a basement" as new coronavirus cases have skyrocketed across the country. In public remarks on Tuesday, Biden responded to those attacks by challenging Trump to focus on the deadly pandemic that has killed at least 125,000 Americans under his watch-and laid out his own plan to address the crisis."It's almost July, and it seems like our 'wartime president' has surrendered," Biden told reporters inside a gym at the Alexis L. DuPont High School in Wilmington, Delaware, calling his proposed roadmap to safely reopening America "a plan to save lives in the months ahead."Biden's plan,...
The California Democrat told a POLITICO virtual town hall the current moment presented a unique opportunity.
Republicans were frustrated that the Florida Republican hadn't been showing up for votes or meetings.
A new ruling limiting early voting in the state, among other measures, will probably suppress minority votersA federal appeals court reinstated significant voting restrictions in Wisconsin on Monday, handing Republicans a victory just months before the November election in one of the country's most important battleground states.The ruling reinstates a Republican-backed law that allows local election officials to offer only two weeks of early voting before election day. That restriction will have a severe impact on cities like Madison, which had tentative plans to offer nearly a month of early voting this fall and Milwaukee, which offered nearly six weeks of early voting ahead of the 2018...
The Democratic Party establishment's choice to take on Sen. Mitch McConnell in Kentucky has won a narrow primary victory, though the bruising contest may have further lessened her chances of ousting the GOP Senate Majority Leader in November. Amy McGrath, the 2018 U.S. House candidate backed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, defeated the upstart campaign of Charles Booker in Kentucky on Tuesday after additional mail-in ballots were counted. McGrath now enters the general election matchup with McConnell not on the strength of a primary romp but flagging after an unexpectedly competitive fight with a rival who galvanized progressives in Kentucky and nationally. McGrath, who entered...
House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental injustice that harms low-income and minority communities. The election-year plan backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leaders is less ambitious than a sweeping Green New Deal that a group of progressive Democrats outlined last year to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy. The Green New Deal, championed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., calls for dramatic steps to virtually eliminate U.S. greenhouse gas emissions...
The move to exclude the U.S. from a list of 15 approved nations that the bloc will open its borders to is a sign of how the U.S. is seen as a coronavirus hotbed internationally.
The justices, by a 5-4 vote, decided that denying grants to students in church schools amounts to unconstitutional discrimination against religion.
WASHINGTON -- In a series of stunning decisions over the past two weeks, Chief Justice John Roberts has voted to expand LGBTQ rights, protect the young immigrants known as "Dreamers" and strike down a Louisiana abortion law. In all three decisions, he voted with the court's four-member liberal wing.Those decisions heartened progressives and infuriated the chief justice's usual conservative allies. But those reactions obscured a larger truth about Roberts: 15 years into his tenure, he now wields a level of influence that has caused experts to hunt for historical comparisons."Roberts is not only the most powerful player on the court," said Lee Epstein, a law professor and political...
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump retweeted a video Monday morning of a white man and woman brandishing a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun at peaceful Black protesters in St. Louis over the weekend, amplifying a surreal scene that embodied the racial divisions roiling the country.Trump's promotion of the St. Louis confrontation was the second time in two days that the president used his social media platforms -- which he often credits with allowing him to circumvent mainstream news outlets -- to exacerbate racial divisions as Americans have been protesting police brutality and demanding social justice reforms after the killing of George Floyd.On Sunday, Trump retweeted a video of one...
Voters over 65 were key to the president's win in 2016. But now they're defecting to Biden.
Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper shrugged off a series of campaign stumbles to win the state's Democratic U.S. Senate nomination on Tuesday, beating a progressive challenger in a race vital to the party's hopes of regaining Senate control in November. Hickenlooper's victory sets up a high-profile Nov. 3 showdown with conservative Republican U.S. Senator Cory Gardner, considered one of the country's most vulnerable incumbents and a top target for Democrats. With more than three-quarters of precincts reporting, Hickenlooper led by nearly 20 percentage points over Andrew Romanoff, a former Colorado House speaker who had touted progressive priorities such as Medicare for All that...
President Donald Trump signed The Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 the same day reports said John Bolton alleged he condoned detention camps.
The left is getting more sophisticated at winning campaigns, and progressive Democratic primary challengers now have an "ecosystem" at their disposal.
John Hickenlooper's rocky road to the Colorado Senate primary has Republicans more hopeful Cory Gardner can hold on in the fall.
The former Democratic presidential candidate turned Trump's 2016 MAGA rallying cry against him.
Facing the difficult task of unseating an incumbent governor whose popularity has risen during the coronavirus pandemic, North Carolina Republican Dan Forest is doubling down with the kind of move that appeals to a GOP base that's balked at public health restrictions.As a resurgent coronavirus pandemic continues to stress southern states and worry health officials, the lieutenant governor is pushing forward with a lawsuit targeted at public health executive orders from Gov. Roy Cooper. The pending lawsuit comes just after the Democrat moved to pause the state's reopening and announced a new statewide mask requirement due to officials fretting that their state's numbers were "moving in the...
When an elderly man was filmed shouting "white power" while driving through America's largest retirement community on a golf cart, it was the latest installment of a culture war Chris Stanley had watched unfold for years."Battle lines are drawn," Stanley, who serves as president of The Villages Democratic Club in the enormous town geared at well-kempt retirees in central Florida, told The Daily Beast. But the scene-which was amplified when President Donald Trump approvingly tweeted it before deleting the post this weekend-marked a sharp deterioration from just a few years ago, Stanley explained. In fact, political relations were relatively friendly until Trump's election. "We coexisted...
In early March, while President Donald Trump's loudest allies at Fox News downplayed the coronavirus pandemic, with some claiming it was nothing more than an "impeachment scam" to destroy the president, Tucker Carlson received widespread-and usual, considering his notoriously far-right rhetoric-praise for calling out his colleagues and Trump for "minimizing" the impending danger.The Fox News primetime star continues to receive plaudits for reportedly convincing the president to finally take the crisis seriously. Days after that March 9 monologue, which was delivered shortly after Carlson privately spoke with Trump about the virus, the president publicly addressed the nation and his...
Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top health officials will testify before Congress Tuesday on the state of the coronavirus pandemic.
After telling Arizonans that many public places were again being closed amid a surge of coronavirus cases, Gov. Doug Ducey ended a somewhat contentious news conference by imploring people to wear face masks. While the Republican governor has never discouraged the use of masks, his full-throated endorsement of them was a big change from a largely lukewarm stance the last few months. "There are some people that can't wear masks for whatever reason, shortness of breath or they are asthmatic," Ducey said June 13 when asked why he wouldn't mandate the use of them.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham spoke in stark and apocalyptic terms about the coming election on Monday night, warning viewers that "more chaos is coming" and that they needed to "suit up for this battle" because it was do-or-die time.The right-wing primetime star opened up her Monday evening broadcast by sniping at "conservatives on the sideline in this battle" while the country "is under attack," taking aim at Never Trump Republicans for trying to help elect Democrats this cycle.She also blasted conservative politicians who she claimed weren't stepping up to fight back as Black Lives Matter protests rage across the country and statues and monuments are toppled."A lot of very clever people...
Oklahoma voters narrowly decided on Tuesday to expand Medicaid health insurance to tens of thousands low-income residents, becoming the first state to amend its Constitution to do so. The question fared well in metropolitan areas, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa, but was overwhelmingly opposed in rural counties. Idaho, Maine, Nebraska and Utah have all expanded Medicaid through ballot questions, but did so by amending state statutes, according to the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.
Voters in central Oklahoma on Tuesday will pare down a crowded field of congressional hopefuls seeking to represent the 5th District in Washington. Nine Republicans are vying for the seat held by first-term U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, the only Democrat in the state's delegation. Horn herself also faces a primary opponent in perennial candidate Tom Guild, a retired professor from Edmond.
Rep. Michael McCaul, the top Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee, said he's concerned that reports Russia paid bounties for the killing of Americans may be true.
President Donald Trump's impulsive decision to withdraw troops from Syria last year allegedly came after a call with Turkish President Recep Erdogan.
After a decade away from Utah politics and a weeks-long fight with the coronavirus, the former governor is locked in a tight race for his old job.
The White House said Monday it opposes a $1.5 trillion proposal from congressional Democrats to boost U.S. infrastructure over the next decade, criticizing how it would pay for new spending. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is set to begin on Tuesday debating the measure, which includes a massive boost in spending on roads, bridges, public transit, rail, ports and airports as well as water systems, schools and broadband internet. "America's infrastructure is in crisis," House Transportation Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio, a Democrat, said.
Rumors of Justice Clarence Thomas's plans to retire are false, said Carrie Severino, who clerked for Thomas on the Supreme Court.
Mayor Eric Garcetti said LAPD officers who felt demoralized by protests and budget cuts should "remember why they became police officers."
Democrats are advancing social revolution to "correct" the American Revolution, said Joel Pollak, offering his remarks on Ezra Levant's show.
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said recent Black Lives Matter protests were, in fact, partly responsible for a recent spike in coronavirus cases.
Los Angeles School Police Chief Todd Chamberlain resigned Wednesday after the school board voted to defund his department's budget by 35%.
The RNC, Trump campaign, and other joint fundraising committees announced they had raised $266 million in the second quarter of 2020.
Coronavirus-linked deaths across the U.S. have dropped over the past few weeks, as the country hit record levels in the number of new cases
Canada Day's annual fireworks in Ottawa will be replaced by "virtual fireworks" and digital shows due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
Donald Trump and Joe Biden are in a "virtual tie" in North Carolina, according to a poll released on Tuesday.
Wednesday on CNN's "Situation Room," guest host Jim Acosta commented on President Donald Trump saying, "I had a mask. I sort of liked the way I looked," during an interview with Fox Business' Blake Burman. | Clips
During an interview with the Fox Business Network on Wednesday, President Trump declined to criticize states and the District of Columbia for their recent | Clips
Wednesday on MSNBC's "Deadline," Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) accused President Donald Trump of not being "fit to be president" given his dealings with Russia and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. | Clips
The U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement formally replaced NAFTA, so Trump has officially completed one of his biggest promises.
Democrats defected and voted for a House GOP motion to restrict Chinese access to American infrastructure projects.
On Tuesday, Joe Biden held a fake news conference after nearly three months without one, and his pals in the media played right along.
CNN is naming and shaming corporate brands that have yet to join the ad boycott against Facebook, spurred by an agitated political left that wants the platform to do more to crack down on constitutionally protected speech — especially that of President Donald Trump.
Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and James Lankford (R-OK) backed a proposal on Wednesday to replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday.
The New York Times has set its sights on Mount Rushmore as protesters demand the removal of historic monuments in the name of racial justice.
Two suspects were arrested Tuesday night in connection with the shooting of a motorist at a Black Lives Matter protest in Provo, Utah.
A Southern California hospital reports that Coronavirus patients are crossing the border from Mexico to seek treatment.
Seattle Police have arrested at least 23 individuals following Mayor Jenny Durkan's order to clear out the CHOP "autonomous" zone.
President Trump blasted NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio after the mayor affirmed the addition of a "Black Lives Matter" mural on Fifth Avenue.
"Shame on you," says actor Tom Hanks, who thinks you're a "p*ssy" if you refuse to wear masks in public as states continue to open up for business amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A CNBC/Change Research poll released Wednesday found Joe Biden leading President Trump across six key swing states.
Wednesday on ABC's "The View," owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban said players kneeling during the national anthem in protest of racism in law enforcement was a "beautiful thing." | Clips
Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas may be planning to retire soon, according to rumors in the media Wednesday.
Wednesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio discussed the new $88 billion city budget in the wake of George Floyd's death while | Clips
Cynthia Erivo, John David Washington, Eva Longoria, Zendaya and Awkwafina will join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
A total of 5.37 million jobs added in May and June.| Economy
California's decision to move coronavirus-infected patients from one prison to another allegedly caused a massive outbreak in San Quentin.
On a fundraising call with supoorters, Biden said he planned to undo the Trump tax cuts on businesses and families. | Economy
Irish women have taken advantage of the repeal of protection for unborn babies, with 6,666 abortions performed since...
Another day, another infuriating news story about a statue being considered for removal because someone, somewhere is offended by it.
Tuesday, on his CNN program, host Chris Cuomo challenged St. Louis homeowner Mark McCloskey on the merits of his use of self-defense of life and property by brandishing a firearm in front of his home as a mob of protesters threatened him and his wife. | Clips
On Tuesday's broadcast of CNN's "Cuomo Primetime," host Chris Cuomo argued that the planned early July 4 celebration at Mount Rushmore is not an "apples to apples" comparison to police brutality protests. Because the protests weren't organized by official government entities and trying to enforce a mandatory mask rule during the protests, "would have been madness." | Clips
Tuesday, Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson opened his show with a monologue criticizing Republicans for being "weak" in this time of crisis, and with left-wing forces seizes on that opportunity. | Clips
Trump tweeted that he would veto the defense bill if it renamed ten U.S. Army bases that had been named for Confederate generals.
Boston’s arts commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to remove a statue that depicts a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln’s feet.
Scott Tipton (R-CO), who was backed by President Donald Trump, lost his primary to Lauren Boebert, the owner of Shooters Grill in Colorado.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver noted on Tuesday that the spread of the coronavirus may pose too big a threat for the league to carry out
A volunteer medic who responded to two gunshot victims in CHOP said security fired at the teens' vehicle after it crashed into a barrier.
The L.A. City Council passed a motion to replace LAPD officers with unarmed "crisis response" personnel for "non-violent calls for service."
Adam Schiff quipped Monday that "we may all be moving to Canada soon" when addressing the subject of social media and election meddling.
A majority of voters in New York state did not support reducing funding for police departments, a survey released Tuesday found.
Former "Mythbusters" co-host Adam Savage has been hit with a lawsuit filed Tuesday alleging that he raped his young sister for years when the two were children in the 1970s.
Lena Dunham has apologized for the white privilege that has enabled her to achieve Hollywood success at a young age, saying that from now on, she promises to "sit down" and "shut up, unless it’s to advocate for change for Black people."
The mainstream media journalists failed to ask Biden about new evidence that he suggested Michael Flynn be investigated under the Logan Act.
Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are primed for demonstrations after the Chinese Communist Party approved its "national security" law.
Joe Biden announced that his campaign would not hold any public rallies ahead of the general election, citing the threat of the coronavirus.
Joe Biden said on Tuesday he was eager to face off against President Donald Trump ahead of the general election.