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Top Republicans appear to give Trump just enough support to confirm a replacement for Justice Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Associated Press Republican Sens. Charles E. Grassley and Cory Gardner have reversed course and say they will confirm a Supreme Court nominee during an election year. President Donald Trump has yet to pick a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, but a short-list of potential nominees was released.  In 2016, both Grassley and Gardner refused to confirm a nominee because it was a presidential election year.  Visit Busin...
Tags: Utah, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, United States, New York Times, The Times, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


As Democrats balk, Trump to make Supreme Court pick by Saturday

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, LISA MASCARO and ALEXANDRA JAFFE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court on Friday or Saturday, after funeral services for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and just days before the first presidential election debate. Trump told “Fox & Friends” that he had a list of five finalists, “probably four,” and that he is pushing for a confirmation vote before Election Day. Democrats have howled in protest, pointing to...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, News, Supreme Court, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Indiana, Fox


Betsy DeVos is under investigation for potentially violating the Hatch Act when she slammed Joe Biden in a Fox News interview

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks as Vice President Mike Pence listens during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the US Department of Education July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Sec. of Education Betsy DeVos is being investigated under the Hatch Act, Politico reported.  The investigation is into comments she made on a Fox News interview slamming Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.  The Hatch Act bars top-level government officials,...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Politico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Investigation, Department Of Homeland Security, Cabinet, Department Of Education, Mike Pence, State


Inside Big Pharma's work with celebs

Hello,Welcome back to the workweek. I, for one, have never been less excited to receive a flurry of texts from friends than I was Friday night, when we learned that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died at 87 of complications related to pancreatic cancer.I'll be spending a lot of this week thinking about her legacy in healthcare and what might come next as the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments related to the Affordable Care Act. In healthcare news, we're already off to a busy...
Tags: Health, Science, Supreme Court, Cdc, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, New York Times, Bill Gates, Healthcare, Khloe Kardashian, Vaccine, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump


Trump Pledges To Nominate A Woman Next Week To Fill Ginsburg Seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay. Taking the stage Saturday night at a North Carolina rally to chants of “Fill that seat,” the president said he would nominate his selection despite Democrats’ objections. And, after conducting what he joked was a “very scientific pol...
Tags: Utah, Florida, New York, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ap, Gop, Maine


Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, LISA MASCARO and STEVE PEOPLES | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday promised to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay. Taking the stage at a North Carolina rally to chants of “Fill that seat,” the president said he would nominate his selection despite Democrats’ objections. And,...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer


Evangelicals Fuel Trump’s Hopes For Pennsylvania Victory

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s homestretch push to repeat his razor thin victory in Pennsylvania four years ago won’t happen without white evangelicals, and there are signs that critical component of his coalition hasn’t lost the faith. It’s a group that has often made the difference for Republicans on the Pennsylvania ballot. And while some born-again voters had misgivings about Trump in 2016, they helped him eke out a 44,000-vote margin of victory in the pivotal swing state. T...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, Senate, Israel, Jerusalem, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Indiana, Ap, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Associated Press, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump


ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

Desperate To Help Trump’s Campaign: The Trump administration continues to politicize its response to COVID-19 to boost the President’s reelection prospects. On Monday, experts warned TPM about the “disastrous” effects of political officials pressuring the CDC to manipulate the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a key tool that tracks the spread of the virus.  On another front, the Trump administration doubled down on its pre-election timetable for a COVID-19 vaccine — which scientists agree...
Tags: Facebook, News, Cdc, White House, New York Times, Biden, Trump, Mike Pence, Troye, HHS, Redfield, Michael Caputo, Mark Meadows, Caputo, Betsy DeVos, David Taintor


White House tries to play defense with falsehoods about former Pence aide Troye

The White House moved quickly Thursday to try to discredit Olivia Troye, the former aide to Vice President Mike Pence, after she released a video charging that President Donald Trump failed to protect the public from coronavirus and that he only cared about getting reelected.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Troye, Olivia Troye


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


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


Trump says Kamala Harris can't be the first woman to be president because she 'comes in through the back door'

President Donald Trump at during a rally at Central Wisconsin Airport on Thursday in Mosinee, Wisconsin. Scott Olson/Getty Images President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, couldn't become the first woman to be president. "This is not what people want. And she comes in through the back door — this would not be what people want, especially because it's her," Trump said during a campaign rally in Wisconsin. Trump has dug into Joe Bid...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Democratic, Mike Pence, HARRIS, University of Utah


Trump says Kamala Harris 'can't' be the first woman president because she 'comes in through the backdoor'

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 said Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris "can't" become the first woman president because she "comes in through the back door." "This is not what people want and she comes in through the backdoor, this would not be what people want, especially because it’s her," Trump said during a campaign rall...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Wisconsin, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Democratic, Mike Pence, HARRIS


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


Fauci says he knew the ex-Pence aide who blasted Trump and called her a 'a good person'

Olivia Troye, Vice President Mike Pence's former homeland security, counterterrorism, and coronavirus adviser Screenshot/Republican Voters Against Trump Top US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci praised the former aide to Vice President Mike Pence, who blasted the US coronavirus response, saying she was a "good person" who was "important" to the White House coronavirus task force. Olivia Troye served as Vice President Mike Pence's former homeland security adviser and his lead ...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, George Bush, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Mike Pence, Olivia, Troye, Chris Hayes


Fauci says he knew the ex-Pence aide who blasted Trump and called her 'a good person'

Olivia Troye, Vice President Mike Pence's former homeland security, counterterrorism, and coronavirus adviser Screenshot/Republican Voters Against Trump Top US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci praised the former aide to Vice President Mike Pence, who blasted the US coronavirus response, saying she was a "good person" who was "important" to the White House coronavirus task force. Olivia Troye served as Vice President Mike Pence's former homeland security adviser and his lead ...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, George Bush, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Mike Pence, Olivia, Troye, Chris Hayes


Former top Pence aide says White House officials wanted to get rid of the coronavirus task force as the pandemic raged in April

Vice President Mike Pence and other officials speak to reporters during a coronavirus briefing in the Brady press briefing room of the White House, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Washington. Associated Press/Manuel Balce Ceneta Vice President's former top aide on the coronavirus task force, told The Washington Post in an interview published Thursday that some senior White House aides wanted to "wind down" the task force in April.  In early May, President Donald Trump announced that he would win...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Cdc, White House, Trends, Donald Trump, George W Bush, The Washington Post, Trump, Mike Pence, Brady, Troye, Pence, Washington Associated Press, Pandemic


Ex-DeVos Aide Joins Anti-Trump Group Led By Former Administration Officials

Josh Venable, the former chief of staff to Education Secretary Betsy Devos, has joined an anti-Trump group founded by former administration officials as an adviser. Venable, who now serves as an adviser to the Republican Political Alliance for Integrity and Reform, was DeVos’ first chief of staff from the start of the Trump administration until his resignation in October 2018. Prior to his term as DeVos’ top aide, Venable worked for the Windquest Group, DeVos’ family investment office. Additio...
Tags: Florida, News, White House, America, Joe Biden, Jeb Bush, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security, Taylor, Trump, Bush, Mike Pence, Troye, DeVos, Anthony Scaramucci, Venable


Pence's former top aide says Trump called the coronavirus 'a good thing' because he didn't like shaking hands with 'disgusting' supporters

Olivia Troye, Vice President Mike Pence's former homeland security, counterterrorism, and coronavirus adviser. Screenshot/Republican Voters Against Trump Olivia Troye, Vice President Mike Pence's former top coronavirus task force adviser, slammed President Donald Trump's pandemic response in an interview and in a video published Thursday. Troye said Trump actively undermined the task force's efforts to protect Americans and that he cared primarily about the economy and his reelection, ...
Tags: Post, Politics, Science, News, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, The Washington Post, Trump, Mike Pence, Troye, Pence, Pandemic, Keith Kellogg


Years of anti-science sentiment has left America in a terrifying predicament

A participant among thousands of people protesting coronavirus closures in Huntington Beach, California on May 1. Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images The US is gripped not only be the coronavirus pandemic, but also an anti-science pandemic. For years, conservative media and conservative politicians have attacked basic ideas of science form evolution to climate change. Even President Trump has cast doubt on basic scientific recommendations during the pandem...
Tags: White House, US, America, Trends, Fox, Fox News, Trump, Mike Pence, Rush Limbaugh, Huntington Beach California, Kayleigh McEnany, Jeff Gritchen, MediaNews Group Orange County Register, Getty Images The US, Kenneth R Lutchen, Boston University This


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


Trump and his allies are normalizing the possibility of violence surrounding the 2020 election in order to bolster his reelection

President Donald Trump and his allies are normalizing the potential for violence on Election Day with incendiary and conspiratorial rhetoric. Trump has repeatedly suggested — without evidence — that if he loses the 2020 election it will be because it was rigged by the Democrats.  Meanwhile, Trump and his allies have expressed support for violent crackdowns on dissent. Trump has consistently pushed a conspiracy theory that a group he refers to as "ANTIFA THUGS" will invade the suburbs if former ...
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Trump is normalizing the possibility of violence in the 2020 election

President Donald Trump at a campaign rally on September 8. Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images President Donald Trump and his allies are normalizing the potential for violence on Election Day with incendiary rhetoric. Trump has repeatedly suggested — without evidence — that if he loses the 2020 election, it will be because it was rigged by the Democrats.  Meanwhile, Trump and his allies have expressed support for violent crackdowns on dissent. Trump has consistently pushed a conspira...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, UK, News, Washington, White House, Defense, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Analysis, New York Times, Portland, Darroch


Trump and his allies are fueling violent 2020 election narratives to boost his bid for a second term

President Donald Trump at a campaign rally on September 8. Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images President Donald Trump and his allies are normalizing the potential for violence on Election Day with incendiary rhetoric. Trump has repeatedly suggested — without evidence — that if he loses the 2020 election, it will be because it was rigged by the Democrats.  Meanwhile, Trump and his allies have expressed support for violent crackdowns on dissent. Trump has consistently pushed a conspira...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, UK, News, Washington, White House, Defense, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Analysis, New York Times, Portland, Darroch


Voters see Biden as more moderate than Trump, suggesting his attacks that Biden is a 'Trojan horse' for the 'radical left' aren't working

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Voters view Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as more moderate than President Donald Trump, a new poll found. While 21% ranked Biden as a "moderate," only 8% percent did the same for Trump. The results suggest that Trump's campaign tactics to characterize Biden as a tool of "radical socialists" have not yet proved effective.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Voters perceive Democratic nominee J...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, House, Poll, University of Pennsylvania, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Election 2020


Trump is an incompetent, conspiracy theory-pushing liar who puts Americans' lives at risk

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 We all know Trump is a compulsive liar and gullible audience for baseless conspiracy theories. But we don't always get confirmation like Bob Woodward's taped interviews showing the president blatantly lied to the American people about the transmissibility...
Tags: California, Washington, Oregon, White House, Trends, Georgia, West, Gop, World Health Organization, Fox News, Republican Party, West Coast, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Harper, Trump


TikTok owner picks Oracle over Microsoft as US tech partner

By Matt O’Brien and Tali Arbel | The Associated Press Oracle said Monday that the Chinese owner of TikTok has picked the U.S. company to be its “trusted technology provider,” beating out rival Microsoft in a deal that could help keep the popular video-sharing app running in the U.S. Oracle spokeswoman Deborah Hellinger said she was confirming remarks made by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who told CNBC on Monday that TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, submitted its proposal to the U.S....
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Hong Kong, Microsoft, California, White House, China, Disney, US, Walmart, Sport, Delta Airlines, Soccer, United States, Larry Ellison, Treasury


Trump said he's 'done more in 47 months as president' than Joe Biden has over the years, but he's only been in office for 45 months

President Donald Trump looks out at the crowd at his rally in Nevada on Saturday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images At his Nevada rally on Saturday night, President Trump told the crowd that he's "done more in 47 months than Joe Biden has in 47 years." However, Trump has been in office for less than 45 months. Trump at the rally also told supporters he plans to "negotiate" for a third term, saying he's "entitled to another four' years after a potential second term. Visit Business Ins...
Tags: Isis, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Nevada, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Roger Stone, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, Qasem Soleimani, Irene Jiang


Pence will no longer appear at a fundraiser hosted by a couple that publicly supported QAnon

US Vice President Mike Pence attends the 19th September 11 commemoration ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, September 11, 2020. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images Vice President Mike Pence will no longer attend a fundraiser hosted by a couple who has publicly supported the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory, The Associated Press reported. The president's campaign for re-election confirmed Saturday to the Associated Press that Pence's schedule had been changed...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Montana, Washington, Cbs News, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Ap, House, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence


Bahrain becomes latest Arab nation to recognize Israel

By MATTHEW LEE | AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON — Bahrain has become the latest Arab nation to agree to normalize ties with Israel as part of a broader diplomatic push by President Donald Trump and his administration to further ease the Jewish state’s relative isolation in the Middle East and find common ground with nations that share its wariness of Iran. Trump announced the agreement on Friday, following a three-way phone call he had with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’...
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