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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...
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A Second Trump Campaign Manager Didn’t Vote For POTUS In 2016

It’s now his job to get out the vote and push to ‘Make America Great Again… Again’ but Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien, didn’t vote to ‘Make America Great’ the first time — in fact he didn’t cast a ballot at all. The Washington Post reports that according to public records Bill Stepien last voted in 2015 while living in New Jersey where he was then registered.  Although Stepien has been living in Washington, D.C. since 2017, it wasn’t until the end of July — just two weeks after he w...
Tags: Post, Chris Christie, Texas, News, Washington Post, Washington, Cbs News, White House, New Jersey, Trump, Kayleigh McEnany, Make America Great, President Trump, Stepien, Brad Parscale, Bill Barr


Trump's properties have raked in least $1.1 million in fees from the Secret Service since he took office

President Donald Trump returning to the White House from his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Since 2017, the Secret Service has racked up $1.1 million in fees to stay at Trump properties, according to an updated tally from the Washington Post. A new batch of $188,000 in fees were released by the Secret Service as part of a public records lawsuit from the Post. Even though Trump never stopped by one of his golf clubs when it was shut down amid coronavirus restric...
Tags: Post, Florida, Politics, Washington Post, White House, Trends, New Jersey, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Trump, Ivanka Trump, Trump White House, Bedminster, Eric Trump, Phil Murphy, Jared Kushner


Trump Suggests Alarming COVID Death Rate Would Decrease ‘If You Took Blue States Out’

In his latest effort to politicize the COVID-19 pandemic as the country approaches nearly 200,000 fatalities from the infectious disease, President Trump on Wednesday singled out “blue states” for the country’s jarring COVID-19 death rate. During a briefing at the White House on Wednesday, Trump attempted to paint a rosy picture of COVID-19 cases in the country by suggesting that if “you take the blue states out” of the equation, the U.S. wouldn’t be experiencing an alarming death toll rate fr...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, White House, New Jersey, Michigan, Trump, Democratic National Committee, Johns Hopkins University, New York California, White House Briefing, Summer Concepcion, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Louisiana Mississippi Arizona


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


A bipartisan group of House lawmakers unveiled a stimulus plan to send a 2nd round of $1,200 direct payments and reinstate federal unemployment benefits

US Capitol. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo A bipartisan group of House lawmakers unveiled a $1.5 trillion stimulus plan on Tuesday. The plan is aimed at breaking through the impasse between the White House and top Democrats, but it faces long odds of becoming law. It would reinstate federal unemployment benefits with a two-month transition period, and later cap them to $600 so people wouldn't earn more out-of-work than on the job. The proposal would also send a second round of $1,200 stimulu...
Tags: Politics, New York, Republicans, Congress, White House, Trends, Markets, Economy, Policy, Democrats, House, New Jersey, Treasury, Postal Service, Morgan Stanley, Stimulus


NYPublicRadio.org: Jami Floyd Promoted To Senior Editor Of WNYC’S New Race And Justice Unit

  Read more in this memo from WNYC’s Editor in Chief Audrey Cooper: Dear colleagues, Please join me in raising a virtual toast to Jami Floyd, who is stepping away from her role as host of All Things Considered to become Senior Editor of WNYC’s new Race & Justice Unit. Her last day as ATC host is tomorrow, Sept. 4. Jami is an extraordinary talent, and I could not be more thrilled that she is taking on this critical assignment. Institutional racism is America’s original sin, and we stand po...
Tags: New York, White House, New York City, Religion, America, New Jersey, Trump, Jami, Russell Simmons, WNYC, ATC, Jami Floyd, William J Zick, Audrey Cooper, Race Justice Unit, New York Public Radio Audrey


There's nothing stopping the RNC from using voter intimidation tactics in November now that a decades-old agreement has ended, experts warn

People wear masks as they wait in line to vote at a voting center during primary voting in Washington, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Associated Press November will mark the first presidential election that's not bound by the terms of the 1982 consent decree. The decades-old agreement between the Republican and Democratic national committees limits the RNC's participation in voter intimidation and suppression tactics. It was set after the DNC accused the RNC of engaging i...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Washington, Police, US, Dnc, Trends, Law Enforcement, New Jersey, Npr, Republican, Biden, Election, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee


The 15 biggest controversies in Hobby Lobby's nearly 50-year history

A Hobby Lobby store. Joe Raedle/Getty Images It's been a particularly controversial year for Hobby Lobby, from endangering employees during the coronavirus outbreak to prompting a boycott over a pro-Trump store display. However, the arts-and-crafts store — led by the conservative Christian founder and CEO David Green and his family — has had a long history of scandals.  We took a closer look at Hobby Lobby's biggest controveries over its nearly 50-year history.   Visit Business Insider's h...
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Anti-gun Politicians Seek to Tax Your 2A Rights Into Oblivion

The NRA-ILA argues – rightfully so – that severely taxed rights are defacto banned. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- In 1819, Chief Justice John Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court famously wrote:  “the power to tax involves the power to destroy ….” This truism has not been lost on firearm prohibitionists, who when unable to ban guns outright have often tried to tax them out of reach of the average citizen. Earlier this year, Democrat Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey actually did try to ex...
Tags: Guns, Washington Post, White House, Joe Biden, New Jersey, Biden, U S Supreme Court, Murphy, IMG, John Marshall, Phil Murphy, NRA-ILA, Middle America, Gun Rights News, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA


New ‘Republicans & Independents for Biden’ Group Led by Same Old GOP Gun-Grabbers

Can the intent be any clearer? This is what “Republican” enemies inside the gates like Christine Todd Whitman are trying to bring down on their countrymen. (Joe Biden/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “It’s Time for ‘Republicans and Independents for Biden’,” former New Jersey Governor Rhino Christine Todd Whitman claims in a Thursday Inside Sources opinion piece.; “That’s why today, I invite my fellow Republicans and right-leaning Independents to join me and the nearly 100 other current and...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Supreme Court, Massachusetts, US, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, Hillary Clinton, United States, New Jersey, Michigan, Resistance, Biden, Donald Trump


States have restored voting rights for thousands with felony convictions since 2016. See the laws in every state.

William Freeman, 51, right, poses for a photograph with Arlene Ustin, of the League of Women Voters in Palm Beach County, left, outside of his polling station, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Riviera Beach, Fla. Freeman recently registered to vote after serving three years for grand theft. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky The 2020 presidential election marks the first election cycle in decades in which no US state will bar all or most residents with felony convictions from voting.  Since 2016, all four of ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, Voting, News, California, Virginia, US, Trends, United States, Maine, Iowa, New Jersey, Guardian, Dc


Michael Cohen says Trump once leered at his 15-year-old daughter and asked: 'When did she get so hot?'

A composite image of Michael Cohen and President Donald Trump. AP/Business Insider President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, said Trump once leered at Cohen's teenage daughter in 2012.  Cohen said he, his daughter, and Trump were at his New Jersey golf club when Cohen caught Trump staring at his daughter. Cohen included the detail in his upcoming memoir, "Disloyal," which is coming out Tuesday.  Business Insider has contacted the White Houes for comment on t...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Congress, White House, Trends, Ap, New Jersey, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Elle, Carroll, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Donald J Trump


The Trump campaign has legal battles in 5 states to limit mail-in voting expansions

A woman holds up a mail-in ballot before dropping it off at Boston City Hall during the Massachusetts State Primary on September 1, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images Amid the president's opposition to mail-in voting, his campaign for re-election has so far filed lawsuits in multiple states: including in Iowa, Nevada, New Jersey, and Montana. Last week, the president's campaign also filed a motion against members of the Navajo Nation in Arizona, who are sui...
Tags: Politics, News, Montana, Massachusetts, Nbc News, Trends, Ap, Cnn, Gop, Usps, Iowa, New Jersey, Arizona, General Election, Associated Press, Navajo Nation


First-term Rep. Tom Malinowski looks to defend his seat against Tom Kean, Jr. in New Jersey's 7th congressional district

Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski delivers remarks about the release of the 2015 Human Rights Report at the State Department Harry S Truman building April 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. The State Department's report covers internationally recognized individual, civil, political and workers rights as practiced around the world according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and submits the annual report to Congress. Chip Somod...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Obama, Washington, Senate, Trends, Gop, Hillary Clinton, New Jersey, Mitt Romney, National Security Council, State Department, Republican, Somerset, Clinton, Democratic


Now-Republican incumbent Jeff Van Drew and Amy Kennedy vie for a chance to represent New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District

Amy Kennedy speaks at the Many Faces Of Mental Health Gala in 2016 Jemal Countess/Getty Images First-term Rep. Jeff Van Drew will face Democrat Amy Kennedy in New Jersey's 2nd congressional district. After one year as a Democratic representative, Van Drew switched parties and now is a member of the Republican Party. New Jersey's 2nd congressional district is the southermost and largest congressional district in New Jersey. It contains all of Cumberland, Salem, Atlantic and Cape May countie...
Tags: Politics, Barack Obama, Trends, New Jersey, John F Kennedy, Republican, Donald Trump, Faa, Gloucester, Kennedy, Democratic, Election 2020, Coast Guard, Jeff Van Drew, Van Drew, Sabato


Trump and his allies are using the prospect of a ‘red mirage’ election result to prepare a betrayal narrative for November

President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on July 20, 2020. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump is creating a narrative in case the November election results in a "red mirage" scenario — whre Trump appears to win on election night, but loses after postal votes are counted.  Data firm Hawkfish, which works with Democrats, warned of the scenario, with its CEO saying what could happen is "It looked like Donald Trump was in the lead and he fundamentally was not when every ballo...
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Property tax hikes sought despite pandemic downturn

The vehicle lights coming and going across Pennybacker Bridge in northwest Austin are lovely in the evening, but the image also illustrates, as photographer Manuel Garza (via Flickr) notes, "the traffic sucks." I can't speak for all the country's suburbs, but I know mine is pretty sure that our neighborhood will still be around after the coming presidential election even if Joe Biden does move into the White House. We are, however, a bit concerned about how our continuing life here outsid...
Tags: Texas, Taxes, Washington, White House, Alabama, Joe Biden, Austin, United States, Wyoming, New Hampshire, Hawaii, New Jersey, Louisiana, Houston, Illinois, Fort Worth


5 mistakes that can disqualify your November mail ballot and how to avoid them

A woman holds up a mail-in ballot before dropping it off at Boston City Hall during the Massachusetts State Primary on September 1, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images More states and counties than ever are allowing Americans to vote from home with a paper ballot mailed to their house this fall. But voting by mail can be more prone to human error than voting in person, leading to mail ballots being rejected at higher rates than in-person votes. Already this y...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Voting, Colorado, Australia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Alabama, Trends, Georgia, Getty Images, US Postal Service, Missouri, Arkansas, New Jersey


Melania Trump Used Several Private Email Servers, According To Former Friend

Stephanie Winston Wilkoff, a former friend and adviser to First Lady Melania Trump who helped plan President Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2016, stated on Tuesday that the first lady had used private email accounts while in the White House. “Melania and I both didn’t use White House emails,” Winston Wilkoff, who recently published a memoir titled “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady,” told the Washington Post. During the interview, Winston Wilkoff provided ...
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America Doesn’t Have A Coherent Strategy For Asymptomatic Testing. It Needs One.

This story first appeared at 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. Dr. Sara Cody, health officer of Santa Clara County, California, was tired of seeing the same thing over and over again. Her contact tracers were telling people exposed to COVID-19 that they needed to get tested, but when some went to testing sites, health care providers turned them away because they didn’t ...
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Pursuing herd immunity is a non-strategy that could cause mass death without boosting the economy. A Trump adviser may be pushing for it.

President Trump talks to staff and guests as he checks out the stage where he would later deliver his acceptance speech as the 2020 Republican presidential nominee during the 2020 Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House, August 27, 2020. Scott Atlas, who's serving as a pandemic adviser to President Trump, has pushed for the US to take the Swedish approach, The Washington Post reported.Sweden allowed the coronavirus to spread in a bid for herd immunity — a point...
Tags: Post, New York, Science, News, Sweden, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Analysis, Atlas, New Jersey, Finland, Who, World Health Organization, Denmark


New Jersey and California are starting to reopen indoor dining and movie theaters after months of closure

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer/AP Images Starting on Friday, movie theaters, restaurants, and other indoor venues in New Jersey will be allowed to open business to patrons at 25% capacity, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday.California is also cautiously letting counties with low virus transmission reopen indoor dining and other activities, with restrictions.The two states, along with New York, had some of the worst outbreaks in the US, but they've...
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Melania Trump's former friend says she's working with 3 prosecutors investigating 2017 inauguration

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff was friends with first lady Melania Trump for more than a decade, and while she briefly served in the White House as an adviser, she is now spending her time working with "three different prosecutors" who are looking into whether any financial crimes were committed during the planning and execution of President Trump's 2017 inauguration.Winston Wolkoff writes about her relationship with the Trump family in her new book, Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friend...
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Kanye West is suing Wisconsin and Ohio in a last-ditch effort to appear on the ballot

We Kanye West meets with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, October 11, 2018. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Kanye West's presidential campaign is suing the states of Ohio and Wisconsin after they denied him access to their November ballots.The Wisconsin Election Commission on August 20 said in a 5-1 decision that West missed the deadline to file as a candidate for president by 14 seconds.Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose on August 21 sai...
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Everything you need to know about New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District race between Andrew Kim and David Richter

US Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary, Admiral Brett Giroir (R), speaks with Representative Andy Kim at the conclusion testifies before a US House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing on The Administrations Efforts to Procure, Stockpile, and Distribute Critical Supplies, in Washington, DC, July 2, 2020. Caroline Brehman First-term Rep. Andy Kim will face Republican David Richter in New Jersey's third congressional district. Kim, a former State Depar...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Obama, Washington, US, Trends, Afghanistan, Gop, Mtv, Ocean, New Jersey, House Of Representatives, National Security Council, State Department, Kim


Biden’s convention: Left and Not-So-Left unite against Trump

By STEVE PEOPLES NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Biden introduced the breadth of his political coalition to a nation in crisis Monday night at the Democratic National Convention, giving voice to victims of the coronavirus pandemic, the related economic downturn and police violence and featuring both progressive Democrats and Republicans united against President Donald Trump’s reelection. In taped excerpts released before the convention opening, former first lady Michelle Obama, wife of the nation’s first Bl...
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President Trump's brother Robert is hospitalized amid reports he is 'very ill,' White House says

Trump is expected to travel to New Jersey this weekend but it was unclear whether he would visit Robert Trump, reportedly hospitalized in New York.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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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 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



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