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The Trump camp claims Biden is senile 007

The Trump camp claims Biden is senile 007

MenuSee More Speed ReadsThe day of the first debate of the 2020 presidential election began with Rudy Giuliani's appearance on Fox & Friends to the months-long message of the Trump campaign: 77-year-old Democratic nominee Joe Biden is demented. He flubs the Pledge of Allegiance. He forgets the prologue to the U.S. Constitution. "He can't do numbers!" He displays eight out of the 10 symptoms of dementia listed in the DSM-5, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.It was quite a performance, lowering expectations for the former vice president below the...

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Trump has reportedly privately ridiculed religious leaders and spoken about religion with 'cynicism and contempt'

Trump has reportedly privately ridiculed religious leaders and spoken about religion with 'cynicism and contempt'

MenuSee More Speed ReadsWhen President Trump speaks in private about religion, "many" of his comments are "marked by cynicism and contempt,"Former aides described how they have "heard Trump ridicule conservative religious leaders, dismiss various faith groups with cartoonish stereotypes, and deride certain rites and doctrines held sacred by many of the Americans who constitute his base."In one instance, Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen told The Atlantic that in 2015, Trump enthusiastically showed him an article about a megachurch pastor trying to raise $60 million for a private jet;...

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White House reportedly pushed CDC hard to fall in line on sending kids to school, sought alternate safety data

White House reportedly pushed CDC hard to fall in line on sending kids to school, sought alternate safety data

MenuSee More Speed ReadsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began working in early summer on guidance for sending children back to school, and the White House then "spent weeks trying to press public health professionals to of pushing to reopen schools and the economy as quickly as possible," , citing documents and interviews with current and former government officials.This "strikingly political intervention in one of the most sensitive public health debates of the pandemic" included searching for "alternate data" that suggested children were at little or no risk from the...

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Trump avoids tax return questions as he brings yet another truck to the White House

Trump avoids tax return questions as he brings yet another truck to the White House

MenuSee More Speed ReadsPresident Trump ignored every pressing topic Monday as he welcomed one of his favorite things to the White House.a bombshell report Sunday evening revealing Trump leveraged business losses to for years, as well as using other to lower his tax bills. Trump denied the report in a Sunday press conference, and on Monday, avoided questions about his tax returns altogether as he praised an electric pick-up truck.The White House reporters to the South Lawn on Monday, where they found Trump inspecting a Lordstown Motors 2021 electric pick-up truck. "We've all done a good...

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Trump reportedly considered choosing Ivanka as his running mate in 2016

Trump reportedly considered choosing Ivanka as his running mate in 2016

MenuSee More Speed ReadsPresident Trump was reportedly eyeing a potential Trump-Trump ticket in 2016.According to an upcoming book by former Trump deputy campaign manager Rick Gates, Trump suggested naming his daughter Ivanka Trump as his running mate in 2016, and report."I think it should be Ivanka," Trump reportedly said. "What about Ivanka as my VP?"Gates writes that "we all knew Trump well enough to keep our mouths shut and not laugh" at the idea, per Bloomberg, as Trump went on to say that his daughter is "bright, she's smart, she's beautiful, and the people would love her!"In fact,...

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Trump literally can't afford to lose the election

Trump literally can't afford to lose the election

MenuSign up for our free email newslettersSign Up forOur free email newslettersIt that President Trump is better at playing a billionaire on TV than earning enough money to be one in real life. But The New York Times to prove it — 18 years worth of tax documents, from 2000 to 2018 — and Sunday night (while to "publish additional articles about our findings" in coming weeks). It's a doozy.One from the deep look into Trump's strenuously shielded tax filings is that Trump loses a lot of money. Like, a lot. He loses millions at his prized foreign and U.S. golf properties, the Trump...

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Cory Booker wants Amy Coney Barrett to recuse herself from election cases if confirmed

Cory Booker wants Amy Coney Barrett to recuse herself from election cases if confirmed

MenuSee More Speed ReadsSen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), who sits on the upper chamber's judiciary committee, told NBC's Chuck Todd on Sunday that he does intend to meet with President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, in the lead up to her confirmation hearing, even as some of his Democratic colleagues consider skipping out on the standard courtesy visits. Booker added that he primarily plans to ask Barrett if, should she be confirmed, she will recuse herself from any election-related cases.Booker's reasoning is that Trump has suggested he may not accept the results of the...

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Don't worry: The military dislikes Trump too much to help him steal the election

Don't worry: The military dislikes Trump too much to help him steal the election

MenuSee More Speed ReadsPresident Trump's Wednesday to a peaceful transition of power should he lose the election has exacerbated all the worries raised by about serving an unconstitutional third term. No American president should dally with declining to cede power rightfully lost, and anger over the president's comments is justified. But panic, fortunately, is not.I understand fears about dissolution of democratic norms and the apparently nonexistent floor in of Republican officials in Trump's thrall. But Trump lacks two necessary things for the coup attempt some of his critics anticipate,...

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Lebanon's prime minister-designate resigns after he was unable to form a new cabinet

Lebanon's prime minister-designate resigns after he was unable to form a new cabinet

MenuSee More Speed ReadsMustapha Adib, Lebanon's prime minister-designate, Saturday after he was unable to form a non-partisan cabinet in the aftermath of the Beirut port explosion in August that killed around 200 people and left thousands homeless, prompting the last cabinet to step down amid accusations of corruption and neglect.Even before the blast, Lebanon was struggling with ongoing political and economic crises. Adib, who was designated prime minister at the end of August, was reportedly trying to Lebanon's sectarian-based system of government and "create a government of experts" to...

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Biden's campaign assures voters the U.S. 'is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House'

Biden's campaign assures voters the U.S. 'is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House'

MenuSee More Speed ReadsDemocratic presidential nominee Joe Biden assumed reporters wanted to ask him about the when he landed in Wilmington on Wednesday night after a trip to North Carolina. They were more curious about his reaction to President Trump's to commit to leaving office if the voters reject him in November. "What country are we in?" Biden asked, explaining that he was "being facetious" — and then explaining it again because it's hard to communicate facetiousness with a face mask on. "Look, he says the most irrational things. I don't know what to say about it. But it doesn't...

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Lindsey Graham begs Sean Hannity's viewers for donations: 'They're killing me money-wise'

Lindsey Graham begs Sean Hannity's viewers for donations: 'They're killing me money-wise'

MenuSee More Speed ReadsSen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) appears to be getting desperate as his re-election race gets narrower and narrower.Graham has brought in throughout his race — but Democrat Jaime Harrison has still ended up so far this year. Graham admitted his struggles Thursday night in appearance on Sean Hannity's Fox News show, pleading with Hannity's viewers to "help me" because "they're killing me money wise." Hannity then suggested it was famously liberal celebrities who were backing Harrison's campaign, despite the fact that both candidates have gotten a good deal of money from ,...

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GOP Sen. Cory Gardner stayed mum on meatpacking coronavirus outbreaks as he received industry donations

GOP Sen. Cory Gardner stayed mum on meatpacking coronavirus outbreaks as he received industry donations

MenuSee More Speed ReadsSome of the biggest and most deadly COVID-19 outbreaks in the U.S. the meatpacking industry. But Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) was reluctant to call for accountability, including when it came to a Colorado-based plant Gardner received donations from, .Early in the pandemic, meatpacking factories' close quarters became home to throughout the country. An at the JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley, Colorado led to at least 291 confirmed cases and six deaths — the biggest localized outbreak in the state. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) an investigation at the facility, as did a...

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Schiff: Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transition shows he is 'desperate' and a 'would-be dictator'

Schiff: Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transition shows he is 'desperate' and a 'would-be dictator'

MenuSee More Speed ReadsRep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) swiftly condemned President Trump's should he lose the November election, "This is how democracy dies."Trump told reporters on Wednesday afternoon that mail-in ballots are "a disaster" and officials will need to "get rid" of them. Trump has been claiming, without any evidence, that more mail-in ballots being sent due to the coronavirus pandemic will result in a rigged election, and it won't be in his favor.Schiff tweeted that Trump won't commit to a peaceful transition because he is "so desperate to cling to power," and that's also why he...

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The Trump campaign is reportedly 'discussing contingency plans to bypass election results'

The Trump campaign is reportedly 'discussing contingency plans to bypass election results'

MenuSee More Speed ReadsPresident Trump's campaign is discussing "contingency plans" that would involve bypassing the result of November's election, reports .The report delves into possible scenarios if Trump apparently loses the 2020 presidential election but doesn't concede, noting that although we're used to electors being selected based on the popular vote, "nothing in the Constitution says it has to be that way." Citing Republican Party sources, The Atlantic says that Trump's campaign is "discussing contingency plans to bypass election results and appoint loyal electors in battleground...

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CIA Director Gina Haspel reportedly 'extremely cautious' about sending Russia intelligence to Trump

CIA Director Gina Haspel reportedly 'extremely cautious' about sending Russia intelligence to Trump

MenuSee More Speed ReadsCIA Director Gina Haspel is reportedly keeping a tight lock on Russian intelligence.Nine current and former officials that Haspel "has become extremely cautious about which, if any, Russia-related intelligence products make their way to President Donald Trump's desk." She has also reportedly been cracking down on the agency's "Russia House," which produces intelligence on the country — but exactly why she's doing so is up for debate.Last year, Haspel started having the CIA's general counsel review "virtually every product that comes out of Russia House" before it...

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Could America split up?

Could America split up?

MenuSign up for our free email newslettersSign Up forOur free email newslettersAll week I've been haunted by a brief few seconds of video posted on Twitter late Sunday night by a student journalist in Eugene, Oregon. Two men face off at a protest — the one standing on the left is demonstrating for Black Lives Matter; the one on the right, sitting in a pickup truck, is a counter-protester. Each is pointing a handgun at the other's face at point blank range.Truck guy pulled his gun again, BLM protester ran up with their own gun and said drop it.(I usually avoid posting faces, but I would be...

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Cindy McCain: Only 1 presidential candidate stands for American values, and 'that is Joe Biden'

Cindy McCain: Only 1 presidential candidate stands for American values, and 'that is Joe Biden'

MenuSee More Speed ReadsCindy McCain endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday night, saying that there is "only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is Joe Biden."Earlier in the evening, Biden announced during a virtual fundraiser that McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), decided to endorse him after it was reported by multiple news organizations that President Trump called U.S. soldiers who died in combat "losers" and "suckers;" Trump has denied making the comments. John McCain was a U.S. Navy officer and prisoner of...

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Trump's aides and allies are anonymously, sometimes quietly celebrating Ginsburg's death

Trump's aides and allies are anonymously, sometimes quietly celebrating Ginsburg's death

MenuSee More Speed ReadsPresident Trump has a new campaign T-shirt, ad slogan, and chant at his rallies: "Fill That Seat!" The seat in question, of course, was recently occupied by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday. Trump appears to have the votes to push through whichever conservative jurist he nominates, but his aides say he also has something else valuable, : "something — anything — to take the nation's attention away from the coronavirus outbreak.""While Trump's allies and aides were careful in more than half a dozen interviews to avoid appearing as if they were...

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Putin is 'probably directing' Russian influence operation to denigrate Biden, CIA assessment reportedly says

Putin is 'probably directing' Russian influence operation to denigrate Biden, CIA assessment reportedly says

MenuSee More Speed ReadsA top-secret CIA assessment reportedly concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin is "probably" directing influence operations to denigrate Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.The reported CIA assessment was detailed Tuesday , who quotes it as saying, "We assess that President Vladimir Putin and the senior most Russian officials are aware of and probably directing Russia's influence operations aimed at denigrating the former U.S. Vice President, supporting the U.S. president and fueling public discord ahead of the U.S. election in November."This assessment...

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Democrats have a better option than court packing

Democrats have a better option than court packing

MenuSign up for our free email newslettersSign Up forOur free email newslettersWith the unfortunate death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Republicans are licking their chops at the prospect of a 6-3 conservative supermajority on the nation's highest legal body. This would be an obvious violation of the "principle" Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced in 2016 to prevent Democrats from filling Antonin Scalia's seat after he died, but McConnell was lying then just as he's lying now about the .One potential nominee is Amy Coney Barrett, a hard-line social conservative...

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Trump supporters boo Ohio's GOP lieutenant governor for encouraging mask use

Trump supporters boo Ohio's GOP lieutenant governor for encouraging mask use

MenuSee More Speed ReadsOhio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (R) was by supporters of President Trump, who objected to Husted mentioning wearing masks.Husted spoke at a Trump rally outside of Dayton, and came onstage sporting a red mask with "Trump 2020" printed on the front. "I'm trying to make masks in America great again," he said to jeers. Husted pulled out another mask that said "MAGA," which did nothing to get the crowd on his side — instead, the boos continued and one person shouted at him, "Get off the stage!""Hang on, I get it," Husted responded. "You don't like it. But when you go in a...

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A dislike button is just what the internet needs — as long as it doesn't work

A dislike button is just what the internet needs — as long as it doesn't work

MenuSign up for our free email newslettersSign Up forOur free email newslettersBack when I blogged as Valleywag, the prime ankle-biter of the startup world, founder Kevin Rose told me that he was considering a secret feature. Users were over-reporting content they didn't like, misusing the "report as spam" button. So Kevin wanted to add a new option to the dropdown menu of reasons for reporting a post: "Report as lame." While "report as spam" or "report as wrong category," when hit by enough users, would automatically move or delete the post, "report as lame" wouldn't do anything. Its sole...

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Joe Biden's head-scratching pandemic performance

Joe Biden's head-scratching pandemic performance

MenuSign up for our free email newslettersSign Up forOur free email newslettersEach week, the Trump campaign says, its staff and volunteers knock on one million American doors. And each week, the Biden campaign .Democratic nominee Joe Biden's team has no plans to begin door-to-door canvassing because of COVID-19. "If you asked anybody off the record from the Biden campaign, I think they'd be like 'Yeah, we want to be on doors.' The reality is we still have a pandemic going on," Jason Henry, leader of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, Politico. "Those conversations are still being had...

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Coronavirus task force whistleblower says volunteers had to pay special attention to Fox News host's supply requests

Coronavirus task force whistleblower says volunteers had to pay special attention to Fox News host's supply requests

MenuSee More Speed ReadsJared Kushner's coronavirus task force volunteers in charge of procuring personal protective equipment, such as masks, for virus hot spots were instructed were instructed to prioritize requests from President Trump's friends and supporters, Max Kennedy Jr., one of the volunteers, .Kennedy, the 26-year-old grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, the group had to pay special attention to Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, who he said was "particularly aggressive" in demanding masks be shipped to a hospital she favored., Kennedy — who in April sent an anonymous complaint to Congress...

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Chuck Todd grills Republican senator on rationale for supporting Supreme Court confirmation vote

Chuck Todd grills Republican senator on rationale for supporting Supreme Court confirmation vote

MenuSee More Speed ReadsA number of Republican senators have attempted to differentiate between the current effort to confirm a new Supreme Court justice to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the scenario in 2016 when the Republican-led Senate blocked then-President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland.Back then, the argument was that it was too close to the general election to confirm a lifetime nominee. One of the senators who supported that argument was Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wy.). On Sunday's Meet the Press, moderator Chuck Todd read a series of Barrasso's own previous quotes on...

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