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Trump told a crowd of nearly all white supporters that they have 'good genes'

President Donald Trump at a campaign event at the Bemidji Regional Airport in Bemidji, Minnesota, on September 18. Tom Brenner/Reuters President Donald Trump has exhibited an obsession with the notion that certain people have superior genes for a long time. Trump on Friday told a crowd of nearly all white supporters that they have "good genes" and referenced the "racehorse theory." "You have good genes. You know that, right? You have good genes. A lot of it is about the genes, isn't it, do...
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Trump told a crowd of his nearly all white supporters that they have 'good genes'

President Donald Trump reacts to the crowd at the end of a campaign event at the Bemidji Regional Airport in Bemidji, Minnesota, September 18, 2020. Tom Brenner/Reuters President Donald Trump has exhibited an obsession with the notion that certain people have superior genes for a long time.  Trump on Friday told a crowd of nearly all white supporters that they have "good genes," and referenced the "racehorse theory." "You have good genes, you know that, right? You have good genes. A lot of...
Tags: Politics, News, Minnesota, Nazis, America, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Ford, Ivy League, Nazi, Donald Trump, Henry Ford, Trump, Reuters, Steve Silberman


House Democrats unveil a stopgap spending bill that Republicans oppose, raising the risk of a government shutdown in 9 days

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images House Democrats unveiled a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open past Oct. 1. It omits both farm aid — a Republican priority — but it also excludes food assistance for children during the pandemic, a measure Democrats sought. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he opposed the plan, raising the risks of a government shutdown. The plan aims to keep the government funded until Dec. 11, when Congress would have to pass another spending bill. V...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, America, Trends, Markets, Gop, House, New York Times, Treasury, Spending, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Morgan Stanley


House Democrats unveil a stopgap spending bill that Republicans oppose, raising the risks of a government shutdown at the end of September

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images House Democrats unveiled a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open past Oct. 1. It omits both farm aid — a Republican priority — but it also excludes food assistance for children during the pandemic, a measure Democrats sought. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he opposed the plan, raising the risks of a government shutdown. The plan aims to keep the government funded until Dec. 11, when Congress would have to pass another spending bill. V...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, America, Trends, Markets, Gop, House, New York Times, Treasury, Spending, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Morgan Stanley


WeChat Downloads Soared This Weekend Ahead of Potential Ban

On Friday, TikTok and WeChat stared down a frightening future in the United States. After Sunday, their respective apps would could no longer be downloaded in major app marketplaces. Even worse for WeChat, a messaging and social media app with a relatively small user base in America that's seen as an invaluable link to mainland...
Tags: Politics, Advertising, America, United States, WeChat, Platforms


'All he wants is his name on a check': Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are holding out for a bigger stimulus agreement from Trump

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a press conference to mark the anniversary of the House passage of the 19th Amendment and women's right to vote, on Capitol Hill May 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Nancy Pelosi said Democrats are still holding out for a larger relief package from Republicans opposed to larger spending. "We have to meet their needs, not give the president a chance to just say, 'I'm going to put my name on a check, send it out,...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Republicans, Congress, California, Washington, White House, US, America, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Economy, Policy, Democrats, Gop


Whether the GOP or Democrats win the battle to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, America will lose

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in October 2019. Erin Clark for The Boston Globe via Getty The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sets up an epic fight over her replacement. The GOP holds almost all of the cards in the fight, but Democrats have some moves to pull. But regardless of who wins the battle over the next Supreme Court nominee, it will tear the country apart and hurt America. Michael Gordon is a longtime Democratic strategist, a former spokesman for the ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Russia, America, Trends, Democrats, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Trump told Bob Woodward that with Mitch McConnell by his side, he's 'broken every record' on judges

During several of his interviews with author Bob Woodward, President Trump proudly mentioned judicial appointments and how he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have "broken every record," The Washington Post reports. The Post obtained audio recordings of their conversations, and Woodward also writes about the topic in his new book, Rage. During an interview last December, Trump told Woodward, "You know what Mitch's biggest thing is in the whole world? His judges." McConnell,...
Tags: Post, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington Post, Senate, America, Barack Obama, Mitch McConnell, Mitch, Trump, George Washington, Woodward, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Bob Woodward


Donald Trump versus the military-industrial complex

President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned us. In a farewell address on January 17, 1961, days before John F. Kennedy would be inaugurated, Eisenhower spoke about what he called the “military-industrial complex,” something that he said was a threat to democratic government. The former general warned that “the immense military establishment” had joined with “a large arms industry” and was capable of acquiring “unwarranted influence” on United States policy. “The potential for the disastrous rise of mi...
Tags: Isis, Opinion, North Korea, France, White House, Berlin, Israel, America, Sport, Iran, Syria, Atlantic, Soccer, United States, Paris, Serbia


Karthich Ramakrishnan wants academic insights to help solve policy problems

Wonk /wäNGk/: Informal term for a person who takes an extreme interest in political policy. See also academic, scholar, geek, nerd. There are certain moments that set you on a life path. This was one for Karthick Ramakrishnan: There he was, a mere grad student, slated to present his research paper at the prestigious American Political Science Association alongside esteemed professors whose works he revered. His research was about immigration, a subject near and dear to his India-born heart. His ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Massachusetts, India, Brown University, America, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Gop, Un, Princeton, Bay, Southern California, Midwest


Daniel Tamm traded a career in entertainment for grassroots organizing

Grassroots organizer /ˈɡras ˈˌro͞ots/ /ˈôrɡəˌnīzər/: a person in a campaign who marshals the most basic level of an organization, ordinary citizens. I was working for the Obama for America campaign as a regional field director in Southern California during the 2008 presidential election. I was based in Los Angeles, but on this day, I was in Rancho Cucamonga, organizing the training of volunteers. They were the ones who would carry on the work of voter contact and bring the message of hope, actio...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, California, Iraq, America, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Gop, United States, John F Kennedy, John Kerry, Kerry, George W Bush


Campaign manager ‘chose democracy and politics’ and seeks the rebel heart

Campaign manager /kamˈpān/ /ˈmanijər/: whether paid or volunteer, someone who coordinates all the functions of a politician’s campaign for office. Call me rebel. Go ahead. Call me Harriet Tubman or Willie Velasquez. Call me Dolores Huerta or John Lewis. Call me operative, cynical consultant, political hack or numbers cruncher. Go ahead. At one time or another, all those labels have been slung at anyone who’s ever dared to slug it out in the body politic. In truth, a career in politics can be dry...
Tags: Politics, John Lewis, News, America, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Bill, La Mirada, Frampton, Santa Clara County, Harriet Tubman, Dolores Huerta, Biola University, Bill Conner, Jeff Rosen


Katie Kalvoda gives to get the voices of Asian Americans heard

Donor /ˈdōnər/ : a person who provides financial resources to fund a campaign. When Katie Kalvoda was just one year old, her family lost everything fleeing their home country of Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon. For the next 13 months of her life, they would live in a Malaysian refugee camp trying to make their way to the United States. “I often talk about my brother,” Kalvoda says, “who was born in the camp. His birth certificate says he was born in international waters because no country claim...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, America, Sport, Soccer, Gop, United States, PAC, Nevada, Vietnam, Baker, Saigon, Donald -RSB- Trump, Fountain Valley, Body Politic


Trump gloated over an MSNBC anchor being shot by a rubber bullet at an anti-racism protest, calling it a 'beautiful sight'

President Donald J. Trump speaks during a campaign event at Bemidji Aviation on Friday, Sept 18, 2020 in Bemidji, MN. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images President Donald Trump at a Minnesota rally mocked MSNBC's Ali Velshi for being shot by police with a rubber bullet at anti-racism protests in May.  "Wasn't it really a beautiful sight? It's called law and order," Trump told cheering supporters. In a statement, MSNBC said the president "endangers thousands of other journal...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Washington Post, America, Trends, Getty Images, News UK, Un, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Freedom Of The Press, Trump, Reuters, Donald J Trump, Bemidji


Meet Brock Pierce, the Presidential Candidate With Ties to Pedophiles Who Wants to End Human Trafficking

In the trailer for First Kid, the forgettable 1996 comedy about a Secret Service agent assigned to protect the president’s son, the title character, played by a teenage Brock Pierce, describes himself as “definitely the most powerful kid in the universe.” Now, the former child star is running to be the most powerful man in the world, as an Independent candidate for President of the United States. Before First Kid, the Minnesota-born actor secured roles in a series of PG-rated comedies, playing a...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, New York, Hollywood, News, Minnesota, Yahoo, Minneapolis, Youtube, Washington, John Oliver, Senate, White House, Africa, America, Los Angeles


Trump says he's given his 'blessing' to a proposed TikTok deal with Oracle and Walmart

President Donald Trump speaks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, before his departure on campaign travel to Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S., September 19, 2020. Reuters/Yuri Gripas President Donald Trump said Saturday he had approved "in concept" a deal between Oracle and Walmart for TikTok's US operations. The details of the deal remain hazy, but Trump said he believed the deal had addressed his national security concerns. "I have given the deal my blessin...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, China, US, America, Trends, Walmart, United States, Larry Ellison, Donald Trump, Oracle, Trump, Reuters, Fayetteville North Carolina


Supreme Court Justices mourn the death but praise the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a formal group portrait to include the new Associate Justice, top row, far right, at the Supreme Court building in Washington. Seated from left: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Standing behind from left: Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Asso...
Tags: Politics, London, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Virginia, Court, America, Barack Obama, Trends, C, Washington Dc


To solve America's unemployment crisis, we need to follow a plan from the Great Depression

getty Millions of people have filed for unemployment during the pandemic, creating a national jobs crisis. After the Great Depression, the New Deal created the first Works Progress Administration (WPA), an initiative to hire millions of Americans for unfilled jobs, and we could do it again. Michael Rosenbaum, a former White House economist and Harvard fellow, is founder and CEO of Arena. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: White House, US, America, Trends, Harvard, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, World Economic Forum, American Society of Civil Engineers, Associated General Contractors of America, Works Progress Administration, Michael Rosenbaum, Bureau of Labor Statistics Herein


Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Obama calls on Republicans to delay filling vacancy – as it happened

Amid tributes to the late supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former president adds weight to calls for vacancy to remain until after November electionRuth Bader Ginsburg, supreme court justice, dies aged 87Ginsburg changed America long before she joined the supreme courtQ&A: what does Ginsburg’s death mean for the supreme court?Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 8.11am BST This blog is closing now but thanks for reading.This our main story and you can also read about the politcal...
Tags: Obama, US, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, US news, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Ginsburg, Bader Ginsburg, US elections 2020, Coronavirus outbreak


Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies: Barack Obama calls on Republicans to delay filling vacancy – live

Amid tributes to the late supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former president adds weight to calls for vacancy to remain until after November electionRuth Bader Ginsburg, supreme court justice, dies aged 87Ginsburg changed America long before she joined the supreme courtQ&A: what does Ginsburg’s death mean for the supreme court?Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 7.10am BST Celebrities have joined in the tributes along with the politicians.Comedian Sarah Silverman said: “RIP RBG. ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Senate, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, US news, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sarah Silverman, Ginsburg, Merrick Garland, RBG, Bader Ginsburg, US elections 2020, Coronavirus outbreak, RBG Gutted Sad Grateful


Election Violence Could Arrive Long Before November

Matthew Egler appeared unwell. In the hours leading up to July 24, he was emailing Arizona officials, claiming to have an intimate relationship with Ivanka Trump, and stating that he might be the next Republican vice president. Then, shortly after midnight, he allegedly drove to the Arizona Democratic Party headquarters in Phoenix, smashed a glass door, and lit a fire that completely destroyed the party’s field office in what might be one of the most hotly contested counties in the upcoming pres...
Tags: Florida, News, White House, America, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Dhs, Fbi, Democrats, Gop, Wyoming, Arizona, Portland, Ohio, Michigan, Republican Party


On the Visual Thesaurus: Political campaign slogans then and now

My September column for the Visual Thesaurus, “A Slogan in Every Pot!”, looks at the history of political slogans—from “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too” (1840) to “Build Back Better” (2020). Full access to the column is restricted to subscribers; here’s an excerpt. Campaign slogans are “miniature narratives,” says Philip Seargeant, a British linguist and author of The Art of Political Storytelling: Why Stories Win Votes in Post-truth Politics (2020). Successful slogans, he told me in an emai...
Tags: Politics, America, Reagan, History, Ronald Reagan, Linguistics, Words, Donald Trump, Nancy Friedman, Slogans and Taglines, Maga, Philip Seargeant, Seargeant


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, feminist pioneer and progressive icon, dies at 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trailblazer who fought for gender equality as a lawyer and became a beloved hero of the progressive movement as a justice, died on Friday of complications from pancreatic cancer. When she was confirmed to the Supreme Court in 1993, Ginsburg was a reserved and relatively unknown court of appeals judge, but during the course of her 27 years on the court she became an improbable pop-culture icon, inspiring everything from an Oscar-nominated documentary film to her own action ...
Tags: New York, Texas, Featured, Sweden, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Virginia, Russia, Court, Alabama, America


Mitch McConnell says he'll fast-track a Trump Supreme Court nominee

After news of the passing of legendary Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wasted no time making it clear where he stood on the timeline to confirm a successor. "President Trump's nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate," he said in a statement.> Senator McConnell in a new statement on the passing of Justice Ginsburg: “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Se...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, America, Barack Obama, United States, Mitch McConnell, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Antonin Scalia, Scalia, Ginsburg, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Yamiche Alcindor, Merrick Garland


SCOTT GALLOWAY: Palantir can wrap itself in the flag all it wants. The company is still a s----y business that has never made money in 17 years.

Galloway says Uncle Sam should be advising Palantir. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is his recent blog post and video, republished with permission. It originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." Galloway critiques Palantir, a data management software company cofounded by Peter Thiel, ahead of its IPO scheduled for late September. He calls Palantir "the Rudy Giuliani of tech," saying that despite th...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Opinion, White House, US, America, Trends, Netflix, Tim Cook, Peter Thiel, New Orleans, Silicon Valley, Accenture, Biden


All the ex-Trump officials who have publicly vowed not to vote for him in November

President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at Central Wisconsin Airport on September 17, 2020 in Mosinee, Wisconsin. Scott Olson/Getty Images President Donald Trump has experienced record-setting turnover during his time in office. Many of these former officials have not only gone on to publicly criticize the president, but also create anti-Trump groups and voice their support for Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden. The list of ex-Trump employees who say they will n...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Washington, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Dhs, Repair, Romania, Bolton, Biden, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Taylor


The Blue Wall Of Silence

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. “Most cops are punks. They ain’t going to say shit. But I don’t care. I always say what I want.” I sat a minute with that statement and not only because it was coming from a friend. I sat with it because my friend is a retired NYPD cop who spent 22 years on the force. David Wright, 69, was talking to me from the comforts of quarantine. I was asking Wright why no Black or brown cop I emailed and called was willing to go o...
Tags: New York, London, News, White House, New York City, America, Fbi, David, Brooklyn, Gop, Hillary Clinton, George Orwell, Portland, Ferguson, Jesus, Royal Court theatre


Jared Kushner reportedly said 'free markets will solve' the PPE shortage in March. Nurses are still paying for that approach.

Jared Kushner Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images New reporting on a March 21 meeting in the White House Situation Room quotes Jared Kushner as saying it was "not the role of government" to solve the PPE shortage and prevent states from outbidding each other, according to Vanity Fair. "The federal government is not going to lead this response," Kushner said, according to Vanity Fair. "It's up to the states to figure out what they want to do." "Free markets will solve this. That is no...
Tags: Politics, News, US, America, Trends, Silicon Valley, Nevada, Shortage, Donald Trump, Vanity Fair, Trump, Afp, Johns Hopkins University, White House Press, Situation Room, Kushner


Trump says he's providing a $13 billion bailout to farmers as he seeks support from rural voters ahead of November

Reuters President Trump announced a $13 billion bailout for farmers as he seeks to solidify rural support less than two months away from election day. "I’m proud to announce that I’m doing even more to support Wisconsin farmers,” Trump said at a rally. Polls show Joe Biden edging out Trump by several percentage points in the key battleground state of Wisconsin. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump announced he was providing a $13 billion bailout for f...
Tags: Politics, Congress, America, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Economy, Farmers, Agriculture, Wisconsin, Donald Trump, Morgan Stanley, Trump, Reuters, Donald J Trump, Pelosi


How Joe Biden might handle a showdown with North Korea

Former Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign event in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images North Korea has already issued a number of vivid insults about former Vice President Joe Biden, but in just a few months Biden could be the leader North Korea has to deal with. The World asked two experts on US-North Korea relations what to expect if Biden wins the election, but either way, they said, the next US president will be stuck with the same predicament. Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Politics, North Korea, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, World, Kim Jong Un, Un, Kim, Biden, Pyongyang



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