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Thursday October 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 881
Obama delivers scathing takedown of Trump before final debate
(CNN) Barack Obama, in a moment of catharsis that doubled as a warning against Democratic complacency, blasted President Donald Trump in a speech dripping with ridicule ahead of Thursday's crucial debate -- perhaps the President's last chance to turn around his campaign. The former President on Wednesday released four years of pent-up frustration in a scathing Philadelphia appearance that is likely to further irk an already irritable commander ...
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Wednesday October 21, 2020 - Times viewed: 882
Trump lashes out wildly as he seeks an election comeback
(CNN) President Donald Trump is struggling to find a compelling rationale for his reelection ahead of the final presidential debate, firing off wild, scattershot attacks against an expanding list of perceived political enemies. On a day of vitriol and stunts, the President's base-stoking narrative of anger and personal persecution targeted Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes," the Commission on Presidential D ...
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Tuesday October 20, 2020 - Times viewed: 902
Donald Trump leaves interview with Lesley Stahl, goes on Twitter attack
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump cut short a contentious interview with "60 Minutes" on Tuesday, and threatened to protest by posting a tape of the session before the program's scheduled broadcast on Sunday. "This will be done so that everybody can get a glimpse of what a FAKE and BIASED interview is all about," Trump said in a series of tweets that also attacked "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl. Trump, who has often criticized co ...
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Monday October 19, 2020 - Times viewed: 893
Trump trashes Fauci and makes baseless coronavirus claims in campaign call
(CNN)A frustrated and at times foul-mouthed President Donald Trump claimed on a campaign call that people are tired of hearing about the deadly pandemic which has killed more than 215,000 Americans and trashed Dr. Anthony Fauci as a "disaster" who has been around for "500 years." Referring to Fauci and other health officials as "idiots," Trump declared the country ready to move on from the health disaster, even as cases are again spiking and m ...
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Wednesday October 21, 2020 - Times viewed: 876
Trump's campaigning stoops to new lows as Covid cases spike
(CNN)President Donald Trump and the pandemic he is supposed to be fighting are running out of control with the two weeks until Election Day shaping up as among the most ugly and divisive periods ever ahead of a presidential vote. He's on a fresh collision course with Dr. Anthony Fauci, who's publicly questioning why Trump thinks mask wearing is weak after a wild weekend that saw the President, who's trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 891
The long list of Trump administration officials turned critics
Washington (CNN)Having overseen the highest turnover rate in presidential history, President Donald Trump was bound to have a few disgruntled ex-aides. Instead, a steady succession of ex-administration advisers -- including some of his highest-ranking Cabinet officials who spoke or met with him regularly -- have spoken out against his leadership and character, a remarkable break in precedent for a norm-shattering president. While there are ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 868
Twitter blocks tweet from Trump adviser downplaying masks
NEW YORK — Twitter blocked a post Sunday from an adviser to President Donald Trump who suggested that masks do not work to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Scott Atlas, who joined the White House in August as a science adviser, had tweeted “Masks work? NO,” and said widespread use of masks is not supported. The tweet violated a Twitter policy that prohibits sharing false or misleading misinformation about COVID-19 that could lead to harm ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 847
Trump continues bizarre appeals to suburban women as he campaigns in Covid hotspots
(CNN) If President Donald Trump loses his reelection bid in November, it will be in part because of his fundamental misunderstanding of the beliefs of "suburban women," whom he has tried to win back with a series of bizarre and racist appeals that seem more targeted to a stereotype from the 1950s and 1960s than the American women who actually live in those areas today. Many of the female voters who have abandoned Trump recoil from his divisive ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 834
US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden?
The Republican president is being challenged by Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden, who is best known as Barack Obama's vice-president but has been in US politics since the 1970s. As election day approaches, polling companies will be trying to gauge the mood of the nation by asking voters which candidate they prefer. We'll be keeping track of those polls here and trying to work out what they can and can't tell us about who will win the elec ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 815
US election 2020: How would Biden change foreign policy?
"I don't want to overstate this," says Tony Arend, with an intensity that radiates through his face mask. "But the future of the global order is at stake." The Georgetown University professor sees the election as a foreign policy showdown, "because we have two very fundamentally different visions of what the world should look like and what American leadership in the world should look like". The world according to President Trump is one of " ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 869
'It needs to stop': Whitmer blasts Trump over Michigan rally rhetoric
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer excoriated President Donald Trump for continuing his incendiary rhetoric toward her at a Saturday campaign rally in the wake of an alleged plot to kidnap her. Speaking in Western Michigan as part of a swing through the Rust Belt, Trump urged Whitmer to loosen restrictions on economic activity enacted to curtail the spread of coronavirus, which is surging in the region. “You’ve got to get your governor to open ...
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Saturday October 17, 2020 - Times viewed: 860
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wins second term in election landslide
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions. With most votes counted, Ardern's liberal Labour Party was winning 49% of the vote compared to 27% for its main challenger, the conservative National Party. Labour was on target to win an outright majority of the seats in Parliament, something that hasn't happened since New Zealand implemented a proportional voting ...
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Saturday October 17, 2020 - Times viewed: 897
Trump starts to articulate a painful reality: He could lose in 2020
He’s mused out loud about an embarrassing 2020 defeat. He’s acknowledged his severe deficit in key polls. And he’s made naked appeals to the critical voting blocs of suburban women and older adults — two demographics he has struggled to win over. Just weeks from Election Day, President Donald Trump is saying the quiet part out loud about his own campaign. The president is crisscrossing the country with a packed schedule, flying to some states ...
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Friday October 16, 2020 - Times viewed: 887
Both Trump and Biden sidestep questions in Town-Hall Debate
In a split-screen display, US voters heard dramatically different visions from Donald Trump and Joe Biden, his democratic challenger, at dueling town hall-style events on Thursday night, less than three weeks before the election President Donald Trump and Joe Biden battedled key questions during separate meet-the-voter TV events. rump refued to disavow a bizarre online conspiracy, while Mr Biden, a Democrat, would not divulge plans for the Sup ...
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Thursday October 15, 2020 - Times viewed: 877
5 Great Things We Should Never Forget About Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020)
A Supreme Court hero, and all-round wise woman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87 surrounded by family at her home in Washington, D.C. She was the second woman justice to serve on the highest court in the land—a pioneer in her field, when there were few females in the halls of legal offices or law schools. But there were other reasons we will always remember her. 1) She proved that mothers get things done—and then some. ...
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Thursday October 15, 2020 - Times viewed: 888
Biden campaign halts Kamala Harris' travel after two people in campaigns orbit test positive
(CNN)Joe Biden's campaign is halting the travel of his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, through this weekend after two people -- a flight crew member and Harris' communications director, Liz Allen -- tested positive for coronavirus. Harris was not in what the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define as close contact with either person, Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon said in a statement. Still, Harris' planne ...
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Thursday October 15, 2020 - Times viewed: 884
Twitter locks official Trump campaign account over sharing Hunter Biden video
Twitter suspended the official account of the Trump campaign on Thursday, saying Team Trump’s tweet calling Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden a “liar” and posting a video about Hunter Biden’s business dealings is a violation of its policy. “Your account has been locked,” the standard Twitter message read. “What happened? We have determined that this account violated the Twitter Rules. Specifically, for: Violating our rules against post ...
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Wednesday October 14, 2020 - Times viewed: 903
How to Get Amy Coney Barrett to Say What She Really Thinks
If she achieved nothing else, Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday displayed her skills as a law professor. Under gentle questioning by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), she explained important and complex legal concepts like originalism, textualism, standing to sue and “living constitutionalism.” But when she was pressed by Democratic senators on specific cases related to hot-button issues such as abortion, same-sex marriage and Obamacare, Barrett retre ...
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Tuesday October 13, 2020 - Times viewed: 876
Barrett avoids Democrats' questions on Obamacare, abortion
President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, repeatedly declined to answer questions on Tuesday about her views on abortion and Obamacare, frustrating Democrats at the beginning of the second day of her confirmation hearings. Appearing in-person before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Barrett emphasized that she had no political agenda and frequently cited her current role as a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals whe ...
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Tuesday October 13, 2020 - Times viewed: 889
Senators settle old grudges as Barrett confirmation hearing starts
The Senate Judiciary Committee is considering Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court. But it's also relitigating 2016. The opening session Monday amounted to a wholesale revisiting of the events four years ago, when Senate Republicans blocked President Barack Obama’s nominee, in addition to Democrats’ laser-focus on health care. “So far, it’s better than the hearings for Justice [Brett] Kavanaugh,” Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) opined, r ...
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