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Vaccine Politicization Was Just One Of Pro-Biden, Ex-Pence Aide’s Final Straws

Former Pence adviser Olivia Troye has said concern over President Donald Trump’s attempts to politicize the COVID-19 vaccine approval process is among the top reasons that she finally resigned from her post in the Trump administration in July. “What I’m really concerned about is if they rush this vaccine and pressure people and get something out because they want to save the election,” Troye told The New Yorker’s Susan Glasser in an interview published early Friday. Troye was a lead staf...
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, National Institutes of Health, Pentagon, Vaccine, Don Lemon, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, New Yorker, The New Yorker, Trump, Bush


Fact-checking Mark Meadows's misleading statements on mask efficacy in stopping the spread of coronavirus

As the US continues to combat the coronavirus, wearing a mask has become a politicized issue. A day after Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suggested masks might be even more important than a vaccine in the fight against the virus, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows argued that masks don't actually make a difference in stopping the spread of the virus.
Tags: White House, US, Cnn, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mark Meadows, Robert Redfield


Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

By WILL WEISSERT and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY | Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has backed Democratic presidential candidates for nearly half a century and rarely receives much attention during the final stages of the race. This is when campaigns typically focus their resources on more traditional swing states like Florida or Pennsylvania. But Minnesota will feel like a genuine battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, campaign here to mark the...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Obama, Senate, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Indiana, Cnn, Soccer, Pennsylvania, House, Wisconsin


Gupta on report: This is a gut punch

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reacts to a report from the Washington Post that claims the White House stopped a plan by the United States Postal service to mail 650 million masks to Americans.
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Cnn, Stories, Sanjay Gupta, Gupta, United States Postal


CDC guidelines discouraging people from getting COVID-19 tests was published by Trump officials despite objections from scientists, report says

President Donald Trump passes Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the White House's press briefing room on April 22, 2020. Alex Brandon/AP The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a controversial guideline last month saying that people who were exposed to COVID-19 but didn't show symptoms should not seek a test. According to The New York Times, the advice was written by Trump administration officials and published de...
Tags: Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, New York Times, The Times, Times, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Mike Pence, HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Redfield


The White House is expected to announce massive disaster relief for Puerto Rico 3 years after Trump tossed paper towels to survivors of Hurricane Maria

U.S. President Donald Trump walks off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House returning from California after viewing damage from that state's wildfires on November 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump is expected to announce major disaster aid packages for Puerto Rico on Friday, CBS reporter David Begnaud reported. The package would come three years after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the island.  Most of the money is expecte...
Tags: News, California, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Arkansas, Washington Dc, Cbs, Donald Trump, Abc News, Relief, Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Puerto Rico


Why has the U.S. COVID-19 response been so bad? Jared Kushner, Vanity Fair suggests.

President Trump and his White House say they've done a great job responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, but by most metrics, including cases and deaths, the U.S. resembles a failed state. Vanity Fair's Katherine Eban "wanted to better understand how the U.S., with its advanced medical systems, unmatched epidemiological know-how, and vaunted regulatory and public health institutions, could have fumbled the crisis so disastrously," she wrote in an article published Thursday. Her pen ended up...
Tags: New York, News, White House, Russia, America, Kodak, Cnn, Andrew Cuomo, Vanity Fair, Cuomo, Trump, Kushner, Eban, Trump Russia, Jared Kushner Trump, Vanity Fair Read


Biden admits at CNN town hall that he's benefited from white privilege

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall moderated by CNN's Anderson Cooper in Moosic, Pa., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo Former Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged that he has benefited from being white during a CNN town on Thursday night. "I've benefited just because I don't have to go through what my Black brothers and sisters have had to go through," Biden told host Anderson Cooper. Biden also contrasted...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Minneapolis, Race, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, United States, Anderson Cooper, Ivy League, University of Pennsylvania, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


Biden promises Russia will 'pay a price' for election meddling while Trump rails against his own FBI director

FBI director Christopher Wray testifies during a hearing about 'worldwide threats to the homeland' in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 17, 2020. John McDonnell/Reuters Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Russia will "pay a price" for attempted election interference at a CNN town hall. On Thursday, FBI Director Christopher Wray testified to Congress that Russia is currently attempting to interfere in the 2020 presidential elec...
Tags: Politics, Congress, China, Russia, US, Dnc, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, United States, Washington Dc, Anderson Cooper, Capitol Hill, Biden


Biden blasts Barr's comments comparing coronavirus lockdowns to slavery as 'sick' and 'outrageous'

Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall event on September 17, 2020 in Moosic, Pennsylvania. Due to the coronavirus, the event is being held outside with audience members in their cars. Biden grew up nearby in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday night slammed Attorney General William Barr for likening coronavirus-related restrictions to slavery. "What Bill Barr re...
Tags: Politics, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, House, Anderson Cooper, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Barr, Scranton Pennsylvania, Clyburn, James Clyburn


The 26 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct

Rachel Crooks, left, Jessica Leeds, center, and Samantha Holvey attend a news conference, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in New York to discuss their accusations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump. Mark Lennihan/AP Images At least 25 women have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct since the 1970s.Renewed attention was brought to the allegations amid the #MeToo movement and a national conversation concerning sexual misconduct.Trump has repeatedly denied the accusations, denounc...
Tags: Facebook, Utah, Post, Florida, Politics, Usa, New York, News, Nbc, Congress, California, Washington Post, Washington, Sexism, Life, White House


The White House blocked the US Postal Service from sending face masks to every US household in April

President Donald Trump wears a face mask as he tours a medical lab on July 27, 2020. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images The White House scuttled a plan to partner with the US Postal Service to send every American a face mask, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.  A draft press release obtained by the Post showed that the Postal Service was preparing to send out 650 face million masks to every household in April.  A senior administration official, however, told the Post that the White Hou...
Tags: Europe, Post, Politics, New York, News, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Post Office, Cnn, US Postal Service, Usps, The New York Times, Postal Service, Donald Trump


Weekly White House task force reports reflect mixed messages on masks

The White House task force applauded statewide mask usage in Arkansas, Kentucky and Nevada, but a review of the most recent weekly state reports since June shows that the task force has gradually backed off once-dire mask recommendations for the state of Georgia.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Nevada, Arkansas Kentucky, Weekly White House


Schumer Unleashes Unflattering Monikers On Trump And McConnell Amid COVID Relief Stalemate

A group of congressional Democrats flanked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at her usual Thursday press conference, with freshmen and party leaders alike laying out the grim realities of a country plagued by COVID-19. Of the group, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) came out the most aggressive. On President Donald Trump, Schumer said: “What a despicable man, how low can you go?” And referring to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): “The keeper of the graveyard.” (Though i...
Tags: Usa, News, Senate, White House, Cnn, House, Usps, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Congressional, Donald J Trump, Pelosi, Schumer, McConnell


CNN graphic shows Trump woefully inadequate in pissing match with CDC Director

Every time a White House official speaks about the pandemic we need a graphic just like this. Raw Story: CNN on Thursday burned President Donald Trump for contradicting his own administration's medical experts by displaying a graphic that showed his stark lack of qualifications.Specifically, the graphic listed all the medical qualifications for embattled Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield. Among other things, the graphic noted that Redfield...
Tags: Post, News, Cdc, White House, Cnn, Qualifications, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Georgetown, Redfield, Army Medical Corps, Robert Redfield


Top House lawmaker says Barr comparing lockdowns to slavery is 'the most ridiculous, tone-deaf, God-awful thing I've ever heard'

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC). Graeme Jennings/AFP via Getty Images House Majority Whip James Clyburn on Thursday condemned Attorney General William Barr for comparing to coronavirus-related lockdowns to slavery. The statement "was the most ridiculous, tone-deaf, God-awful thing I've ever heard," Clyburn said on CNN. Barr had said that stay-at-home orders, imposed to curb virus transmission, are "the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history" since slavery. Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Politics, News, Attorney General, US, Trends, Cnn, House, Michigan, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, South Carolina, Trump, Barr, Meadows, Clyburn, Hillsdale College


‘It’s Not A Belief System, It’s Data’: Gov. Newsom Emphasizes Wildfires Show Reality Of Climate Change

(CNN) — Firefighters are making tremendous progress combating the huge wildfire complexes afflicting California — but the real battle is against climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. The average temperatures in the Golden State have increased by three degrees since 1980, illustrated most recently with the hottest August in recorded state history, according to Newsom. “The fundamental facts cannot be denied,” Newsom said. “The trendlines are not going in the right direction.” The gove...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Climate Change, California, Oregon, Senate, White House, California News, Cnn, Salem, West Coast, Farm Bureau, Lake Tahoe, Donald Trump, American Farm Bureau Federation


'The Way I See It' filters the Obama presidency through Pete Souza's lens

Pete Souza became an unlikely political figure, stepping out from his behind-the-scenes role as official White House photographer and into the spotlight with Instagram posts jabbing President Trump, which became the book "Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents." That provides the foundation for a documentary, "The Way I See It," which offers an insider's view of Barack Obama presidency through Souza's unerring lens.
Tags: Instagram, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Cnn, Trump, Pete Souza, Souza


Attorney General Bill Barr made a wild claim that coronavirus lockdowns were 'the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history' since slavery

US Attorney General Bill Barr speaks at a press conference in Chicago on September 9, 2020. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Attorney General William Barr referred to coronavirus lockdowns as "the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history" since slavery. Barr made the comments to wide applause during an event at Hillsdale College, a private conservative school, on Wednesday, according to CNN. The comparison was panned on Twitter, with one person saying that Barr appears to h...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Chicago, Washington Dc, News UK, Slavery, Michigan, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Barr, Kamil Krzaczynski


Barack Obama is publishing a memoir -- right after the election

Former President Barack Obama's long-awaited presidential memoir is coming this year -- but not until after the November election.
Tags: Barack Obama, Cnn


Testing deal promoted by White House failing to fix lack of Covid-19 screening strategy

A deal for 150 million rapid coronavirus tests the White House promoted last month as a potential game-changer in battling the pandemic fails to fix the lack of an overarching strategy for a new phase of testing the nation needs to embrace, multiple health experts and state and local officials say.
Tags: White House, Cnn


Michael Cohen says Trump won't release his tax returns because he's scared they contain evidence of fraud

Michael Cohen inside an elevator at Trump Tower in New York City on December 12, 2016.. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Michael Cohen, the former lawyer of President Donald Trump, told CNN that Trump won't release his tax returns because he worries they contain evidence of tax fraud. Trump's "biggest fear is that if his tax return is released, that there's a whole slew of organizations of accountants and forensic accountants that will rip through it and he will end up with a massive tax bill, fr...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Obama, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Manhattan, Tax Fraud, Donald Trump, Irs, Trump, Cyrus Vance, Reuters


A whistleblower complaint alleging hysterectomies being performed on women from an ICE detention center recalls the ugly history of forced sterilization in the US

Protesters at the County USC Medical Center circa 1974 in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles Times via Getty Images A nurse at a Georgia immigration detention center accused the facility of sending patients to a doctor who she alleges performed an unusual number of hysterectomies on immigrant detainees, usually without their consent. Dawn Wooten made the allegations in a whistleblower complaint sent by   to the Department of Homeland Security and its inspector general. The allegations ha...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Germany, US, Trends, Georgia, Indiana, Cnn, Abuse, United States, Ice, Npr, Pbs, Times, Department Of Homeland Security


Kayleigh McEnany reveals there's finally a Trump healthcare plan — but the details are secret

"If you want to know, come work here at the White House,” McEnany tells CNN’s Kaitlan Collins
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Trump, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany


McEnany Tells Reporter To ‘Join Us’ At WH If They Want To Know About Trump’s Health Care Plan So Bad

You want to know what President Donald Trump’s plan for “very good” health care is? Sorry, you’ll need to get hired at the White House for that kind of information. During a White House press briefing on Wednesday, CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins asked White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany who was involved in the health care plan Trump touted without providing details during a town hall the night before. McEnany told Collins that the plan was being formulated by “multiple stakeholders her...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Health Care, Donald Trump, Collins, Trump, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, Kaitlan Collins, Cristina Cabrera, Robert Redfield


Non-traditional polling sites are popping up across the US in a scramble to help voters safely cast their ballots in person

Early voters cast their ballots at the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building on Wednesday March 18, 2020, in Milwaukee AP Photo/Morry Gash The coronavirus pandemic has brought on a number of challenges for in-person voting in the US such as absent poll workers, long lines, and scaled-back voter registration drives. But communities across the US are getting creative, turning a number of local venues into voting sites for registered voters who seek to cast their ballot in person.  From sports ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Usa, Elections, Voting, California, Washington Post, Cdc, US, NFL, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Indiana, Cnn


White House press secretary mocks CNN reporter's basic question about Trump's healthcare plan and tells her to 'come work here at the White House' if she wants information

Kayleigh McEnany takes a question from CNN's Kaitlan Collins on Wednesday. Screenshot/Fox News The White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, on Wednesday dismissed a CNN reporter's questions about which administration officials were working on a long-delayed healthcare plan. "I'm not going to give you a readout of what our healthcare plan looks like and who's working on it," McEnany told the reporter. "If you want to know, come work here at the White House." President Donald Trump...
Tags: Politics, News, Obamacare, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, House, Capitol Hill, Health Care, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Collins, Trump, Kayleigh McEnany


White House press secretary mocks CNN reporter's basic question about Trump's healthcare plan and tells her to 'come work here at the White House' if she wants information

Kayleigh McEnany said "a wide array" of White House officials and "multiple stakeholders" were working on a healthcare plan Trump said was "ready."
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Trump, Kayleigh McEnany


White House press secretary mocks a CNN reporter's basic question about Trump's healthcare plan and tells her to 'come work here at the White House' if she wants information

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany takes a question from CNN's Kaitlan Collins Screenshot/Fox News White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday dismissed a reporter's questions about which administration officials are working on a long-delayed healthcare plan.  "I'm not going to give you a readout of what our healthcare plan looks like and who's working on it," McEnany told a CNN reporter. "If you want to know, come work here at the White House." President Donald...
Tags: Politics, News, Obamacare, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Democrats, Health Care, Donald Trump, Collins, Trump, Kayleigh McEnany, Domestic Policy Council, McEnany, Kaitlan Collins


Rain Could Bring Relief To Thousands Of Firefighters Battling West Coast Blazes

(CNN) — Weeks of dry, hot weather have fueled historic wildfires along the West Coast that have killed more than 34 people, and reduced thousands of homes to embers. Firefighters have been battling blazes in the region, which have consumed more than 4.7 million acres, as dry grass and high winds have created tinderbox conditions. But rain this week could bring much needed relief to some parts of the Northwest, giving firefighters time to gain headway against the deadly flames. Red flag warnings ...
Tags: Weather, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, California News, Cnn, Portland, Rain, CAL FIRE, West Coast, Arcadia, Northwest, Alaska Airlines, Spokane, Inslee



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