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S&P 500, Nasdaq drop for 3rd straight week as tech continues downward spiral

Getty Images / Johannes Eisele The S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite indexes declined for the third straight week on falling tech giants and weakening economic data.Mega-cap tech stocks led indexes lower as investors continued to shun lofty valuations and look for returns elsewhere.Traders hoping for a stimulus breakthrough had little to cheer heading into the weekend. Democrats and Republicans remain hundreds of billions of dollars apart in their respective proposals.The deadlock comes after w...
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Trump Claims To Know More Than Experts ‘In Many Cases’ After Clashes With Officials

President Donald asserted that he often knows more about issues than his own government experts on Friday afternoon, after publicly pushing undermining FBI Director Christopher Wray and Centers of Disease Control and Prevention Director (CDC) Robert Redford’s testimonies on Russian election interference and the COVID-19 vaccine, respectively. During a White House press briefing, a reporter brought up Trump’s tweets from Thursday night that chastised Wray for warning Congress about Russia’s ef...
Tags: News, Congress, Abc, White House, China, Russia, Joe Biden, Fbi, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Chris, Robert Redford, Trump, Donald, Wray, Redford


Breonna Taylor Settlement: What it means for No-knock Warrants

Breonna Taylor Settlement: What it means for No-knock Warrants U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- In Louisville, Kentucky, the City has reached a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit rising from the no-knock raid on Breonna Taylor's apartment. Breonna's boyfriend thought the raid was a home invasion. An exchange of gunfire through the door resulted in Breonna being killed on 13 March of this year. The City will pay 12 million dollars and require reforms of police procedure. The promiscuous use of...
Tags: Guns, Congress, White House, Department Of Defense, Arizona, SEC, Ron Paul, Houston, Department Of Justice, EMS, Louisville, State, PAUL, Louisville Kentucky, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten


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


10 incumbent senators most at risk of losing reelection in 2020

U.S. Senator Collins talks with reporters after announcing she will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh during speech on Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington Thomson Reuters Following a Republican wave in 2014, Democrats are looking to regain control of the Senate in 2020. The Senate is currently comprised of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents who generally caucus with the Democratic Party. While the House has passed numerous bills since the Democrats gain...
Tags: Post, Politics, Elections, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, Alabama, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia


10 senators are at risk of losing reelection. It may be enough to give Democrats a majority in Congress.

U.S. Senator Collins talks with reporters after announcing she will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh during speech on Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington Thomson Reuters Following a Republican wave in 2014, Democrats are looking to regain control of the Senate in 2020. The Senate is currently comprised of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents who generally caucus with the Democratic Party. While the House has passed numerous bills since the Democrats gain...
Tags: Post, Politics, Elections, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, Alabama, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia


US trade mixed as traders mull the pace of economic recovery

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid US stocks traded mixed on Friday as investors looked for signs of new stimulus amid the slowing economic recovery.Congress continues to face major hurdles in passing a second fiscal aid package. Still, the White House indicated on Thursday it's willing to back a $1.5 trillion spending bill, an increase from its previous $1.3 trillion target.Tech stocks gained but failed to erase their heavy Thursday losses.Watch major indexes update live here.US equities traded mix...
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Fauci says he will take responsibility if a coronavirus vaccine rolled out in the US is faulty

Dr Anthony Fauci was interviewed by MSNBC's Chris Hayes on Thursday, September 17, about the timing of a coronavirus vaccine MSNBC In an interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes, Fauci replied in the affirmative when asked if he would "take the heat" for any problems with a potential vaccine.  This week CDC Director Robert Redfield and President Donald Trump clashed over the timing of a vaccine. Redfield projected that a vaccine wouldn't be widely available until the new year, but Trump argu...
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Fauci says he'll take responsibility if a coronavirus vaccine rolled out in the US is faulty

MSNBC's Chris Hayes interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday about the timing of a coronavirus vaccine. MSNBC Dr. Anthony Fauci replied in the affirmative on Thursday when asked by MSNBC's Chris Hayes whether he would "take the heat" for any problems with a vaccine. This week, CDC Director Robert Redfield and President Donald Trump clashed over the timing of a vaccine. Redfield projected that a vaccine wouldn't be widely available until the new year — a sentiment largely echoed by hea...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Washington Dc, News UK, Fox News, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Chris


Trump's Northern Ireland envoy warns Boris Johnson not to create a hard border 'by accident'

Special Envoy for Northern Ireland Mick Mulvaney (left.) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Mick Mulvaney became the first figure in the Trump administration to express concern over Boris Johnson's contentious plan for Northern Ireland. Trump's envoy to the province — formerly his acting chief of staff — urged the UK not to reinstate a hard border "by accident." Johnson's plan to break international law by disapplying parts of the UK's Brexit deal with the EU infuriated Brussels and has prompte...
Tags: Politics, Usa, UK, Congress, Washington, White House, US, International, Trends, Eu, Conservative, European Union, Joe Biden, Britain, Ireland, Republic Of Ireland


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


Evangelical leaders express shock over report of sterilization of detainees at an ICE detention facility

'Immigrants and Refugees Welcome' signage outside Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia on July 27, 2019. Raymond Boyd/Getty Images US evangelical leaders issued a statement on Thursday expressing shock over claims in a whistleblower complaint that immigrants at a detention facility in Georgia were sterilized without their content. "The violation of these female immigrant detainees is an affront to our pro-life ethic," says the statement from the Evangelical Immigration T...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Immigration, US, Trends, Georgia, Ice, Kim, Immigrants, Department Of Homeland Security, Charles Davis, Evangelicals, Russell Moore, Atlanta Georgia, Moore


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...
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FBI Director Christopher Wray says Russia is meddling in the 2020 election to 'denigrate' Joe Biden

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 FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday told House lawmakers that the intelligence community assesses Russia is "very active" in its efforts to influence the 2020 election.  Wray said Russia is seeking to "both sow divisiveness and discord and...to denigrate Vice Presid...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Obama Administration, White House, China, Russia, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, Beijing


Biden just unveiled a proposal to allow parents with kids under age 17 to receive up to $300 in monthly federal payments during the pandemic

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images Joe Biden rolled out a tax proposal to temporarily expand the child tax credit so it can better benefit families during the pandemic — and allow people to opt for monthly federal payments. It would bump the annual tax credit to $3,000 for children under 17, plus an additional $600 for children under age 6. Ernie Tedeschi, a policy economist at Evercore ISI, said the monthly payment element could strengthen families' budgets, comparing it to a stimulus che...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, Congress, Senate, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Economy, Policy, Gop, House, Columbia University, Biden, Donald Trump, Morgan Stanley, Stimulus


Trump's former intelligence chief warns 'our democracy's enemies' want Americans to believe the 2020 election is rigged

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats testifies to the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about "worldwide threats" on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 29, 2019. Joshua Roberts/Reuters Former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats is calling on Congress to create an election oversight commission.  Coats in a New York Times op-ed warned that undermining the legitimacy of the election is precisely what "our democracy's enemies, foreign and domestic, want." He served as P...
Tags: Politics, Voting, News, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, New York Times, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, Coats, Trump


‘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


6 reasons it's really hard to commit voter fraud with mail-in ballots

Mike Babinski opens applications for voter ballots at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland, July 14, 2020. AP Photo/Tony Dejak With voting by mail likely to be widespread in November, a number of politicians and other commentators are stoking fears about irregularities with the ballots. The mail-in voting process has built-in safeguards that make it hard for one person to vote fraudulently and even more difficult to commit voter fraud on the scale needed to swing elections. ...
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Meadows: CDC Chief’s 2021 Vaccine Timeline ‘Not Based’ On Info From Those ‘Closest To The Process’

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows asserted on Thursday morning that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield didn’t have his facts straight when he told Congress that a COVID-19 vaccine wouldn’t be widely available until 2021, contradicting President Donald Trump’s insistence that the vaccine would be ready in October. When the hosts of “Fox and Friends” asked who was correct, Meadows claimed it was Trump “based on what I know behind the scenes, how quic...
Tags: News, Congress, Cdc, Senate, White House, Fox, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Trump, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Redfield, Meadows, Mark Meadows, Cristina Cabrera, Robert Redfield, TV Clip


Joe Biden was told to stop 'lecturing' the UK after he warned Boris Johnson not to break his Brexit deal with the EU

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Joe Biden, the 2020 US Democratic presidential nominee. Getty Joe Biden triggered a row in the UK by threatening to veto a transatlantic trade deal if Prime Minister Boris Johnson breaks his Brexit deal with the European Union. Johnson has vowed to disapply the deal he signed with the EU over trade and border provisions with Northern Ireland — and to break international law in order to do so. Senior congressional lawmakers including House Speaker Nancy P...
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US weekly jobless claims decline to 860,000 amid signs of economic recovery

Spencer Platt/Getty Images New US jobless claims for the week that ended Saturday totaled 860,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That came in slightly above the consensus economist estimate of 850,000, but marked an encouraging decline from the prior week. Continuing claims, the aggregate total of people receiving unemployment benefits, amounted to 12.6 million for the week that ended September 5. That was lower than economist forecasts, and also slid from the week before. Visit Bus...
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Social media platforms are undermining our democracy. Lawmakers need to step up and protect it.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott Our preoccupation with Trump has blinded us to a larger threat to democracy: social media platforms whose algorithms manipulate us without our awareness. Some say that social media platforms are good for democracy, but when their algorithms are weaponized to misinform, confuse, and polarize their users who increasingly get their news from these plat...
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Thursday Thinkpiece: Trump, Twitter & the Law

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form. Trump, Twitter & The Law Author: Sheldon Burshtein ISBN: 978-1-988824-61-1 (Trade Paperback) Publisher: Durvile Page Count: 796 Publication Date: September 1, 2020 Regular Price: $49.95 (Paperback) Excerpt...
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Re-elect Mike Garcia to represent 25th Congressional District

Mike Garcia was elected to Congress last May in a special election to fill the remainder of the term of former Rep. Katie Hill, who resigned in October 2019. Garcia decisively defeated Assemblywoman Christy Smith, whose district overlaps almost two-thirds of the 25th congressional district. CD 25 includes Palmdale, Porter Ranch, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley and part of Lancaster. Now Garcia, a former Navy pilot and defense industry executive, is facing off against Smith again for a full term in th...
Tags: Congress, Navy, California, Opinion, White House, Sport, Soccer, House, Nancy Pelosi, Smith, Endorsements, Garcia, Assembly, LA County, Palmdale, Newsom


Feds outline plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines to all in US

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and MATTHEW PERRONE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, assuming a safe and effective shot is developed, even as top health officials faced questions about political interference with virus information reaching the public. In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sket...
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Trump calls on Republicans to 'go for the much higher numbers' on stimulus checks, opening the door to backing bigger direct payments

Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump urged Republicans on Wednesday to send stimulus checks larger than $1,200 to shore up the coronavirus-ravaged economy. "Go for the much higher numbers, Republicans, it all comes back to the USA anyway (one way or another!)," he said. A second round of direct payments is among the few areas of agreement between Republicans, Democrats, and Trump. But that measure was omitted in the latest slimmed-down coronavirus relief proposal from ...
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Federal Government Details Audacious Plan To Distribute COVID Vaccine In Coming Months

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, even as polls show a strong undercurrent of skepticism rippling across the land. In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sketched out complex plans for a vaccination campaign to begin gradually in January or possibly later this year, eventually ramping up to reach...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, Ap, Food And Drug Administration, Pentagon, Fda, Associated Press, Vaccine, States, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, HHS


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats should look past the 'sugar high' of another $1,200 stimulus check — and urges them to hold out for a bigger aid package that includes state aid and health funding

REUTERS/Erin Scott Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York said Democrats should continue holding out for a sizable coronavirus relief deal. "That $1,200 is a nice little sugar high... but a second check in and of itself alone — if we're not going to support state and local funding, if it's not going to include significant investments in testing, tracing capacity and infrastructure — all it is is a little sugar high," she told Politico. Her comments channel the mounting anxiety among ma...
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Bloomberg Drops $100 Million of Sofa Change for Florida Gun Control

By Larry Keane Bloomberg standing at a podium speaking to a crowd. IMG MikeBloomberg.com U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Billionaire gun control crusader Michael Bloomberg must have done some fall house cleaning and discovered spare change between the sofa cushions. The failed 2020 Democratic presidential candidate announced he will spend an extra $100 million towards gun control in Florida ahead of November’s presidential election. The tenth-of-a-billion-dollar announcement means more gun control ...
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US retail sales climbed less than expected in August as economic bounce-back slowed

Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register/Getty Images Americans spent less than expected at retailers in August as the economy reopened further. US retail sales increased 0.6% last month, missing the average economist estimate of 1%. Though the reading marks the fourth straight month of improvement, the indicator's rally slowed through the summer as stimulus programs expired and coronavirus infections swung higher. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Consumers...
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