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Biden Camp: Trump Sabotaging USPS Is Desperate Man’s ‘Assault On Democracy’

President Donald Trump suggested on Thursday that he was intentionally blocking additional funding for the US Postal Service in an effort to disrupt attempts to expand mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic — an effort that the Biden campaign has called a desperate man’s “assault on democracy.” Biden campaign rapid response director Andrew Bates told TPM in a statement that Trump’s effort to deny a Democratic proposal for additional funding for the USPS  amounted to a selfish move to depri...
Tags: Florida, News, White House, Gop, United States, US Postal Service, House, Usps, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Morning Joe, Donald Trump Trump, Pelosi


Trump Announces Israel, UAE Agree To Establish Full Diplomatic Ties

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state. The announcement makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state to do so and only the third Arab nation to have active diplomatic ties to Israel. Trump tweeted a statement from the countries, acknowledging the deal. He then told repo...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Wam, Israel, Joe Biden, Iran, Ap, Afghanistan, Egypt, Gaza, Middle East, West Bank, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Slovenia


DeSantis Likens School Reopenings In His COVID-Ravaged State To Killing Bin Laden

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Wednesday drew yet another outlandish comparison as he continues pushing for schools to reopen amid skyrocketing COVID-19 fatalities in the state. Last month, DeSantis likened school openings to shopping at Home Depot and Walmart. “I’m confident if you can do Home Depot, if you can do Walmart, if you can do these things, we absolutely can do the schools,” DeSantis said during a press conference last month. DeSantis similarly drew another baffling comparison dur...
Tags: Florida, News, Navy, Osama Bin Laden, White House, Walmart, Schools, Bin Laden, Trump, Martin County, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Betsy DeVos, Summer Concepcion, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Trump Suggests He’s Blocking USPS Emergency Funds To Hamper Mail-In Voting

Hey, at least he’s being honest about it.  In two separate instances on Wednesday and Thursday, the President admitted that depriving the U.S. Postal Service of COVID-19 relief funds would hamper widespread mail-in voting. The President has attacked voting by mail for weeks, and is growing increasingly explicit in his threats to sabotage it.  “They don’t have the money to do the universal mail-in voting,” Trump said at a White House press conference Wednesday. “Therefore, they can’t do i...
Tags: News, White House, House, Usps, Nancy Pelosi, Postal Service, Donald Trump, Fox Business Network, Trump, Maria Bartiromo, U S Postal Service, Larry Kudlow, 2020 Elections, Matt Shuham, DeJoy, Louis DeJoy


Analysis: What it would mean for HBCUs to have one of their graduates in the White House

Kamala Harris walked into a packed auditorium for her freshman orientation at Howard University and experienced a revelation.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Kamala Harris, Howard University


Why Kamala Harris as VP would be a revelation for Black America

Kamala Harris serving alongside the President in the White House would be a momentous step for her alma mater, Howard University, and historically Black colleges and universities everywhere.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Black, Kamala Harris, Howard University, Black America


Office Of Special Counsel Says Trump Can Give RNC Speech At WH

The Office of Special Counsel confirmed in a letter Wednesday that the Hatch Act “does not prohibit” President Donald Trump from delivering his Republican National Convention speech from the White House. Deputy chief of the US Hatch Act Unit Erica Hamrick, wrote in a letter Wednesday that the President and Vice President were not covered by any of the provisions of the Hatch Act, adding that the act “does not prohibit President Trump from delivering his RNC acceptance speech on White House gr...
Tags: News, White House, US, Pennsylvania, Gop, Republican, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Gettysburg, Trump, Rnc, Greta Van Susteren, Fox Friends, Pelosi, WH, Hamrick


‘Enormous Price to Pay’: Pompeo Says He Warned Russian Foreign Minister against Bounties on U.S. Troops

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that he warned Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov against placing bounties on the heads of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, assuring him there would be “an enormous price to pay.”“If the Russians are offering money to kill Americans, or for that matter other Westerns as well, there will be an enormous price to pay. That’s what I shared with foreign minister Lavrov,” Pompeo said during an interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.“I know our milit...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Russia, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, The Times, Trump, State, Sergey Lavrov, Lavrov, Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, Pompeo


CDC director: This could be the worst fall, from a health perspective, we've ever had

• Live updates: White House issues new guidelines for schools • Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Why I am not sending my kids back to school
Tags: News, Cdc, White House, Stories, Sanjay Gupta


Demagoguery, particularly from the White House, is dangerous

President Trump's rhetoric is reminiscent of dark periods in US history, when politicians during the Jim Crow and McCarthyism eras used similar tactics, known as demagoguery.
Tags: News, White House, US, Stories, Jim Crow, Trump


'My hair has to be perfect': Trump prompts change in showerhead rule – video

The US president’s hair-washing complaints have prompted a proposal on easing of shower-pressure standards.The Trump administration presented rule changes that would allow showerheads to boost water pressure, after Donald Trump complained that bathroom fixtures do not work to his liking. The Department of Energy plan followed Trump's comments last month at a White House event on rolling back regulations where he said he believed water does not come out fast enough from fixtures. ‘My hair … I don...
Tags: White House, US, UK News, US politics, Donald Trump, Department Of Energy, Trump, Trump Administration


Follow coronavirus measures or risk the worst fall in US public health history, CDC says

• Live updates: White House issues new guidelines for schools • Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Why I am not sending my kids back to school
Tags: News, Cdc, White House, US, Stories, Sanjay Gupta


White House issues new guidelines for schools

• Father and son doctors die of coronavirus weeks apart • Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Why I am not sending my kids back to school
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For new book, Bob Woodward obtained 'extraordinary' letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward's new book about President Trump now has a name: Rage.Rage is scheduled for release on Sept. 15, and people familiar with the book's contents told CNN it goes into detail about how Trump makes decisions and his thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic, national security, and the Black Lives Matter protests.Rage will be published by Simon & Schuster, the same company behind recent tell-alls by former National Security Adviser John B...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, National Security, Kim, Biden, Black Lives Matter, Trump, Kim Jong, John Bolton, Woodward, Bob Woodward, Simon Schuster, Jonathan Karp, Mary Trump


Office of Special Counsel confirms Trump can deliver convention speech from White House

The US Office of Special Counsel said in a letter Wednesday that President Donald Trump could deliver his Republican National Convention speech from the White House.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, US Office of Special Counsel


Trump hair rinsing complaints prompt U.S. to ease shower standards

The U.S. government proposed rule changes on Wednesday that would allow shower heads to boost water pressure, after President Donald Trump repeatedly complained that bathroom fixtures do not work to his liking. The Department of Energy plan followed comments from Trump last month a White House event on rolling back regulations. Last December, Trump said environmental regulators were looking at sinks, faucets and toilets to revise rules meant to conserve water and fuel that heats it.
Tags: News, White House, Donald Trump, Department Of Energy, Trump


Trump Holds Presser As He Continues Bashing Kamala Harris

President Trump is scheduled to hold a press conference at the White House at 5:30 p.m. ET. The President has continued his bashing spree against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s newly announced VP pick Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), which included calling her a “dangerous choice” and reviving his racist appeal to suburban voters as a campaign tactic. Follow along with the TPM staff below: [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, 2020 Election, White House Briefing, Summer Concepcion


Lawyers mobilize for an all-out battle over America's election

Elie Honig writes that months before Election Day, around the country we are seeing court cases about whether or not millions of people will be able to vote safely by mail as the Coronavirus crisis rages on. These cases ultimately could determine the outcome of the 2020 race for the White House, and Republicans and Democrats alike recognize the stakes and are braced for war.
Tags: White House, America, Cnn, Elie Honig


Top Democrats say Mnuchin sought meeting on coronavirus aid but showed no movement

The two top Democrats in the U.S. Congress said on Wednesday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sought a new meeting on coronavirus aid but showed no sign of moving from his stated position on new legislation. "An overture was made by Secretary Mnuchin to meet ... (but) the White House is not budging from their position concerning the size and scope of a legislative package," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said in a joint statement. Mnuchin initiated ...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, House, Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Mnuchin, Steven Mnuchin


Trump Has Said Privately He May Replace Esper After Election

President Donald Trump has privately said he intends to replace Secretary of Defense Mark Esper after the November election, people familiar with internal discussions told Bloomberg News.  But Trump’s plans may not matter anyway. A Bloomberg source also said Esper has told people close to him that he intends to resign from his position regardless of November’s election results. Trump’s frustration with Esper intensified in June when he broke with the President’s call to invoke the Insurrect...
Tags: News, White House, Defense, Bloomberg, Cnn, Afghanistan, Taliban, Donald Trump, Esper, Trump, Bloomberg News, National Guard, Judd Deere, Mark Esper, Zoë Richards, George Floyd Days


It’s Illegal For Federal Officials To Campaign On The Job. Trump Staffers Keep Doing It Anyway.

This story first appeared a ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. President Donald Trump’s recent musings about staging his Republican National Convention speech at the White House drew criticism from government ethics watchdogs and even one Republican senator, John Thune of South Dakota. The suggestion wasn’t an isolated blending of official presidential duties and the cam...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, White House, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, South Dakota, Treasury, Kansas, Darrell Issa, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, Rnc, Bush, Conway


Kanye West Met Recently With Presidential Son-In-Law Jared Kushner

Kanye West met recently with White House adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner. The New York Times reported that Kushner met with West, who’s attempting to launch his own bid for the presidency backed by plenty of Republican political operative muscle, last weekend in Colordao. West confirmed the news on Twitter. I’m willing to do a live interview with the New York Time about my meeting with Jared where we discussed Dr Claude Anderson’s book Powernomics — ye (@kanyewest) August 1...
Tags: News, Montana, White House, Kanye West, West, New York Times, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Donald Trump, Jared, Trump, New York Time, Kushner, Jared Kushner, Claude Anderson, Matt Shuham


Trump Calls Biden VP Pick Kamala Harris ‘A Dangerous Choice’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s selection of Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his vice presidential pick was “a dangerous choice.”  “A lot of people think it’s a dangerous choice,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Tuesday night. “I think she is the most liberal person, supposedly, in the Senate.”  At a White House news conference shortly after Biden revealed his decision, Trump suggested that Harris had been his “number one draft...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Delaware, Kamala Harris, Trump, Sean Hannity, HARRIS, Fox Sports Radio, President Trump, Clay Travis, Kamala Harris D CA


McConnell urges White House, Democrats to restart COVID-19 stimulus talks

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell accuses Democrats of 'playing hardball' against Americans who need help; Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill.
Tags: News, Senate, White House, McConnell, Sen Mitch McConnell, Chad Pergram


Trump Revives Racist Appeal To Suburbs After Biden Chooses Woman Of Color For VP

President Trump on Wednesday morning rehashed his racist appeal to suburbanites a day after Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made the historic announcement of choosing Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate. Late last month, the President nonchalantly tweeted that “people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream” would no longer have to worry about low income housing in their neighborhood. The tweet — which was widely criticized as a racist campaign tactic for Trump as he attempts...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, New Jersey, Biden, Black, Booker, Kamala Harris, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, HARRIS, Donald J Trump, Cory Booker


Top Democrats say Mnuchin sought coronavirus meeting, showed no movement

The two top Democrats in the U.S. Congress said on Wednesday that the White House sought a new meeting on stalled coronavirus aid talks but showed no sign of moving away from the positions it held when negotiations broke down last week. "An overture was made by Secretary (Steven) Mnuchin to meet and he made clear that ... the White House is not budging from their position concerning the size and scope of a legislative package," House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Mnuchin, Steven Mnuchin


Trump and his aides reportedly think they have Democrats in a 'real pickle' with the COVID-19 aid stalemate

The Democratic-led House passed a huge COVID-19 aid package in May, the Republican-led Senate began discussing its more modest alternative in July, but after talks between congressional Democrats and the White House negotiating team broke down last Friday, it may well be September before any relief package reaches President Trump's desk. "In fact, we are told it could be weeks before any serious talks resume barring any significant events like Wall Street sell-offs or a run of truly dismal e...
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