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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


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


Even Trump’s CDC Director Thinks Masks Might Be More Effective Than Vaccine

CDC director Robert Redfield reiterated the importance of mask-wearing during a Senate hearing on Wednesday, just as the Trump administration released detailed plans for the nationwide distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months just in time for the November presidential election. While speaking at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, Redfield urged the public to practice mask-wearing as he noted that an eventual COVID-19 vaccine isn’t guaranteed to have 100% efficacy — more like an immu...
Tags: News, Cdc, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Abc News, Anthony Fauci, Trump, HHS, Department of Health and Human Services, Fauci, Redfield, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, Summer Concepcion, Paul Mango


Even Trump’s CDC Director Thinks Masks Might Be More Effective Than POTUS-Rushed Vaccine

CDC director Robert Redfield reiterated the importance of mask-wearing during a Senate hearing on Wednesday, just as the Trump administration released detailed plans for the nationwide distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months just in time for the November presidential election. While speaking at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, Redfield urged the public to practice mask-wearing as he noted that an eventual COVID-19 vaccine isn’t guaranteed to have 100% efficacy — more like an immu...
Tags: News, Cdc, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Abc News, Anthony Fauci, Trump, HHS, Department of Health and Human Services, Fauci, Redfield, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, Summer Concepcion, Paul Mango


As POTUS Rants About ‘Explosive Trees,’ Biden Warns Trump Win Means ‘More Of America Ablaze’

President Trump on Monday continued dismissing climate change as a cause behind the raging wildfires across several West Coast states by making an absurd suggestion in his attempt to bolster his argument that lack of “forest management” is to blame for the ongoing devastation. Shortly upon landing in McClellan Park, California ahead of a briefing on the wildfires and surveying the damage from the relentless blaze, Trump told reporters that a “lot of things were possible” when pressed on whethe...
Tags: Europe, News, Climate Change, California, White House, America, Joe Biden, Wildfires, West Coast, Biden, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Midwest, Wilmington Delaware, Newsom, Wade Crowfoot


Here Are The High Profile Figures Joining Biden’s Election Protection Team

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign is ramping up its legal operations to guard the integrity of the November election amid President Trump’s baseless claims that the expansion of vote-by-mail leading to voter fraud. In what the Biden campaign bills as the largest election protection program in presidential campaign history, its new legal operation will be led by Dana Remus — who has served as Biden’s general counsel in the 2020 campaign — and Bob Bauer, who served as White Ho...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Joe Biden, New York Times, Biden, Times, Trump, Voting Rights, Bauer, Remus, Dana Remus, Perkins Coie, Donald B Verrilli Jr, Marc Elias, Walter Dellinger


‘Fog Of War’: Trump Camp Rallies To His Defense After Intentional COVID Downplay Revelation

Trump campaign officials on Sunday defended the President’s intentional public downplaying of COVID-19 early this year, which journalist Bob Woodward revealed in his forthcoming book. Woodward, who spoke with Trump 18 times from December to July for his book, wrote that the President privately expressed fear over COVID-19 to him after being warned by national security officials in late January that COVID-19 would be the worst pandemic in a century. Following reports on Woodward’s book and his ...
Tags: News, White House, China, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Msnbc, Abc News, Anthony Fauci, Republican National Committee, Miller, Trump, Peter Navarro, Jake Tapper, Chris Wallace, Woodward


Dems Rip Trump For Blaming West Coast Wildfires On Lack Of ‘Forest Management’

Prominent Democrats on the West Coast on Sunday took aim at President Trump a day after he told rallygoers in Minden, Nevada that the wildfires raging in the region can be blamed on lack of “forest management.” “It is about forest management. Please remember the words, very simply: forest management. Please remember, about forest management, and other things,” Trump said on Saturday, as he continues dismissing climate change as a cause behind the wildfires that are burning across several Weste...
Tags: News, California, Washington Post, Washington, Oregon, La, White House, America, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, West, Wildfires, Cbs, West Coast, Biden, Donald Trump


Navarro Grows Irate As He Accuses CNN Host Of ‘Cherry Picking’ Trump’s COVID Downplay

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Sunday found himself in a heated exchange with CNN’s Jake Tapper as the anchor took him to task on President Trump’s purposeful downplaying of the COVID-19 pandemic in its early stages, according to legendary journalist Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book. When pressed on why Trump misled the public on COVID-19 — citing his remarks to Woodward in a Feb. 7 interview when the President privately expressed fear over COVID-19 after being warned by national s...
Tags: News, White House, China, Cnn, United States, Trump, Peter Navarro, Jake Tapper, Woodward, Tapper, Bob Woodward, Navarro, Summer Concepcion, TV Clip, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Trump Blames Woodward — A Journalist — For Not Being Presidential Enough To Alert Authorities On COVID

In a sign of his reelection desperation, President Trump on Thursday held his fourth press conference in a week as he continued fielding questions following reports on legendary journalist Bob Woodward’s book, which revealed that Trump purposefully downplayed the COVID-19 pandemic in its early stages. During a press conference at the White House on Thursday, Trump echoed his admission from the day before that he intentionally downplayed the severity of COVID-19 early this year because he is “a...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, China, Ap, Abc News, Trump, Karl, Woodward, Bob Woodward, Jon Karl, Philip Rucker, Rucker, White House Briefing, Summer Concepcion, TV Clip


Stanford Med Faculty Rips Trump’s New Favorite COVID Doc: Peddling ‘Falsehoods’

A group of 78 researchers and doctors from Stanford Medical School issued a letter on Wednesday that rebuked Dr. Scott Atlas, who President Trump appointed to the White House coronavirus task force last month, for peddling “falsehoods and misrepresentations of science.” Atlas —a neuroradiologist who is not an epidemiologist and has no significant experience with treating infectious diseases — was a regular fixture on Fox News prior to joining the White House coronavirus task force last month. ...
Tags: News, Stanford, White House, Atlas, Fox News, Stanford University, Trump, Stanford Medical School, Scott Atlas, Summer Concepcion, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Stanford Med Faculty Rips Trump, Roxana Daneshjou


Woodward Explains Why He Didn’t Reveal Trump’s Private COVID Concerns Sooner

Famed investigative journalist Bob Woodward responded to criticism he is facing for taking months into the COVID-19 pandemic to reveal how President Trump privately acknowledged that it was “deadly stuff” early this year — which starkly contrasted his public downplaying of the novel coronavirus — during an interview with the Associated Press on Wednesday. According to multiple reports on Wednesday, Woodward wrote in his forthcoming book titled “Rage” that Trump privately expressed fear over CO...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, White House, Ap, Associated Press, Trump, Watergate, Richard Nixon, Woodward, Bob Woodward, Summer Concepcion, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, 2020 COVID Outbreak AP


WH Denies Trump Downplayed COVID-19 Despite Audio Proving He Did

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday vehemently defended President Trump just hours after reports on journalist Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book “Rage” recounted Trump admission that he downplayed the risk of COVID-19 publicly. According to multiple reports on Wednesday, Woodward reported that Trump privately expressed fear over COVID-19 after being warned by national security officials in late January that COVID-19 would be the worst pandemic in a century. However, the Pre...
Tags: News, Cbs News, White House, Cbs, Trump, Woodward, Bob Woodward, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, Paula Reid, Pres Trump, White House Briefing, Summer Concepcion, TV Clip, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Trump Tries To Get Into Navy’s Good Graces Amid Week Of Military Remarks Gone Awry

President Trump is apparently trying to make up for the backlash that ensued over his recent remarks regarding the military by praising the U.S. Navy’s reversal of a controversial cost-cutting decision that would cancel Catholic Masses at Naval bases in Southern California. On Saturday, the Navy announced that Catholic Masses at San Diego-area bases are ending as it declined to renew contracts with Catholic priests — a decision the department explained as a cost-cutting move, according to The ...
Tags: News, Navy, White House, Defense, Department Of Defense, Atlantic, Army, San Diego, Catholic Church, Capitol Hill, Pentagon, Catholic, Defense Department, Armed Forces, Bolivar, Southern California


Trump Praises Federal Troops In Portland In Informercial-Like Tweet: ‘Matter Of Minutes’

President Trump on Tuesday continued expressing his unwavering support for federal law enforcement days after agents fatally shot a man who was suspected of killing a pro-Trump supporter during protests in Portland. In a Tuesday tweet, the President appeared to hail federal troops in Portland, who he praised for resolving “problems in a matter of minutes.” They are not “peaceful protesters”, as Sleepy Joe and the Democrats call them, they are THUGS – And it is all taking place in Democrat run...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Protests, Portland, Trump, Donald J Trump, Rittenhouse, Kenosha Wisconsin, Trump Tweets, Gidley, Summer Concepcion, Hogan Gidley, Sleepy Joe, Jacob Blake, Kyle Rittenhouse


Army Chief Hits Back At Trump’s Attack On Pentagon Leaders: War Is ‘Last Resort’

Army chief of staff Gen. James McConville on Tuesday refuted President Trump’s assertion that top leaders at the Pentagon want to keep waging wars in order to keep defense contractors “happy.” McConville’s remarks are the first public response from the Pentagon after Trump’s attack on the department’s leaders. During a press conference at the White House Monday, Trump told reporters that he’s “not saying the military’s in love with me — the soldiers are,” before going on to suggest that Pentag...
Tags: News, White House, Army, Pentagon, John Mccain, Trump, McConville, Mark Meadows, Summer Concepcion, James McConville, Gen James McConville


WH Defends Trump Attack On Pentagon Leaders Amid Uproar Over Fallen Soldier Remarks

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Tuesday defended President Trump’s remarks that top leaders at the Pentagon want to keep waging wars in order to keep defense contractors “happy.” During a press conference at the White House on Monday, Trump continued his denials that he made disparaging comments about fallen soldiers in 2018 when he canceled his visit to a cemetery in France honoring service members who died in the Battle of Belleau Wood. The President dismissed allegations that he ...
Tags: News, Washington, France, White House, Defense, Atlantic, Pentagon, Esper, Trump, Joint Chiefs of Staff, John McCain R AZ, Meadows, Mark Milley, Mark Meadows, St John 's Episcopal Church, Atlantic Trump


Ex-Staffers At DeJoy’s Former Business Say He Reimbursed Them For Donations To GOPers

People who worked for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s former company were reportedly pressured to make political donations to Republican candidates and were reimbursed with bonus payments for doing so. The Washington Post reported on Sunday that five people who worked at DeJoy’s former business, New Breed Logistics, claimed that either DeJoy or his aides would urge them to write checks and attend fundraisers at his 15,000-square-foot gated mansion adjacent to a Greensboro, North Carolina, cou...
Tags: Post, News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Gop, US Postal Service, Usps, Republican Party, North Carolina, Louis, Federal Election Commission, Greensboro North Carolina, Hagler, New Breed, Summer Concepcion


WH Trolls Pelosi On Salon Appointment Despite Trump’s Disastrous COVID Response

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany kicked off her briefing on Thursday by playing on loop a video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at a salon earlier this week in San Francisco, where the Democratic leader flouted COVID-19 restrictions in the city. But the White House doesn’t have a leg to stand on when it comes to policing anyone else’s behavior amid the coronavirus pandemic. From President Trump repeatedly insisting the virus will simply “disappear” to hosting a largely unmasked ...
Tags: News, White House, San Francisco, House, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Rnc, Pelosi, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, Summer Concepcion, TV Clip, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


House Oversight Calls For Probe Into Potential Hatch Act Violations At RNC

The House Oversight Committee on Thursday demanded that the Office of Special Counsel investigate reports of “multiple, repeated violations” of the Hatch Act by the Trump administration during the Republican National Convention last week. Oversight Chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), along with Reps. Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Gerald Connolly (D-VA) and Stacey Plaskett (D-VI), wrote that due to Trump administration officials repeatedly using “their official positions and the White House itself to bo...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Jerusalem, Dhs, House, Castro, Trump, Rnc, State, Pompeo, Mark Meadows, Chad Wolf, Joaquin Castro, Carolyn Maloney, Mike Pompeo


Biden Has Best Month In History Of Presidential Campaign Fundraising

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday set a new record for presidential fundraising with his campaign and joint fundraising committees raking in $364.5 million last month alone. Biden’s announcement of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate as well as his official acceptance of the party’s nomination during the all-virtual Democratic National Convention appeared to boost his campaign’s fundraising to a record-setting level. According to the Biden campaign, $205 million ...
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Dnc, Joe Biden, Biden, Republican National Committee, Trump, Rnc, 2020 Election, Sen Kamala Harris D Ca, Summer Concepcion


Trump Bashes Pelosi Over Salon Appointment That Flouted COVID-19 Rules

President Trump on Wednesday morning found yet another reason to continue bashing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): a hair salon appointment in San Francisco that apparently flouted the city’s COVID-19 restrictions. On Tuesday night, Fox News first reported on security footage of Pelosi visiting eSalon in San Francisco that shows the House speaker not wearing a mask while walking through the salon with wet hair. The owner of the salon, Erica Kious, told Fox News that she felt that it was “a s...
Tags: News, White House, Massachusetts, America, San Francisco, Fox, House, Treasury, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Nancy, Kennedy, Trump, Donald J Trump, Pelosi, Meadows


Not Stroke Victim Donald Trump Rails Against Stroke Claims

President Trump wants you to know he definitely did not have a stroke last year. In fact, Trump was so adamant in his denials that he couldn’t stop bringing it up over and over again on Tuesday, making it an even bigger story. In a statement issued Tuesday afternoon, the Trump campaign urged CNN to fire political analyst Joe Lockhart after he floated a suggestion that Trump’s unexpected visit to Walter Reed late last year was prompted by a stroke, which the President dismissed as “fake news” i...
Tags: News, Maryland, White House, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Cnn, New York Times, John Kerry, Walter Reed, Clinton, Trump, Matt Drudge, Mike Pence, Conley, Donald J Trump, Michael Schmidt


Pence Insists Trump Has ‘Remarkable’ Health Amid POTUS Tirade Against Stroke Claims

Nothing to see here, apparently. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday backed President Trump’s ongoing denial that he suffered a stroke late last year — a suggestion that the President vehemently denies yet continues to rehash. Throughout Tuesday, Trump repeatedly brought up and denied a suggestion that CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart floated that speculated that the President’s unexpected visit to Walter Reed late last year was prompted by a stroke, which the President dismissed as “fake n...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, New York Times, Fox News, Walter Reed, Trump, Mike Pence, Conley, Pence, Michael Schmidt, Joe Lockhart, Trump Tweets, Summer Concepcion, Sean Conley, TV Clip


Doctor Insists Trump Never Suffered Any ‘Mini Strokes’ After POTUS Himself Brings It Up

Dr. Sean Conley, physician to the President, issued a statement on Tuesday hitting back at a suggestion that Trump suffered from a stroke during his unexpected visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center late last year. Conley issued his statement shortly after the President dismissed suggestions that he had suffered from a stroke as “fake news” in a Tuesday morning tweet. Trump’s tweet came on the heels of New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt reportedly writing in his forthcomin...
Tags: News, Maryland, White House, Cnn, New York Times, Walter Reed, Trump, Mike Pence, Conley, Donald J Trump, Michael Schmidt, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Zeke Miller, Trump Tweets, Walter Reed Medical Center, Summer Concepcion


Milwaukee Bucks Officials Dunk On Jared Kushner For Slamming NBA Boycott

Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Vin Baker and senior vice president Alex Lasry on Tuesday said that senior White House adviser Jared Kushner was out of bounds when he lashed out at the team last week for boycotting a playoff game amid protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The Bucks’ boycott prompted numerous protests within the sports world and led to the NBA’s postponement of three playoff games that were scheduled to take place as players around the league j...
Tags: News, White House, Politico, Milwaukee, Nba, Baker, Cnbc, Milwaukee Bucks, Trump, Blake, Donald J Trump, Ivanka Trump, Lasry, Kenosha Wisconsin, Kushner, Alex Lasry


WH Rips Biden For Not Visiting Kenosha, Unlike Trump Who ‘Shows Up’

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday managed to jab Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as she responded to Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ (D) plea for President Trump to cancel his upcoming trip to Kenosha amid unrest over the shooting of Jacob Blake by police. On Sunday, Evers urged Trump in a letter to “reconsider” his upcoming trip to Kenosha on Tuesday. Evers wrote that he is “concerned your presence will only hinder our healing,” which echoes Democrats’ concerns that ...
Tags: Texas, News, Minneapolis, White House, Joe Biden, Fox, Portland, Wisconsin, Biden, Pittsburgh, Trump, Kenosha, National Guard, Ted Wheeler, Evers, Tony Evers


GOPers Punt To Blaming Local Officials As Trump Praises Supporters In Portland Clash

Republicans on Sunday wouldn’t condemn President Trump’s praise for his supporters involved in a violent clash with Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon, but instead shifted blame to local officials. On Friday, Portland mayor Ted Wheeler wrote in a letter to Trump “no thanks” after the President said that he offered aid to Portland by sending federal law enforcement into the city to quell unrest amid ongoing protests against police brutality. The next day, Trump supporters descend...
Tags: Chuck, News, Republicans, Oregon, White House, America, Joe Biden, Dhs, Cnn, Protests, Wheeler, Portland, Portland Oregon, Johnson, Biden, Msnbc


Lara Trump Downplays COVID Concerns Over Trump Speech: ‘People Want To Get Back To Normal’

Trump campaign adviser Lara Trump defended the mostly maskless crowd who attended President Trump’s Republican National Convention speech last week amid concerns that it will prove to be a COVID-19 superspreader event, during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” When pressed on the President delivering his acceptance speech on the South Lawn of the White House to an audience of more than 1,500 people who weren’t practicing social distancing and largely flouted masks, Trump insisted that “we alwa...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, National Mall, Fox News, Msnbc, Trump, Rnc, Mike Pence, Chris Wallace, Fort McHenry, South Lawn, Acosta, Jim Acosta, Marc Short, Republican National Convention


Acting DHS Secretary Denies Knowing WH Naturalization Ceremony Would Air During RNC

Acting DHS secretary Chad Wolf on Sunday denied knowing that the Trump administration’s naturalization ceremony would later air as part of the Republican National Convention amid concerns that the RNC event was one of several incidents that violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits executive government officials from participating in political activity while on duty. When pressed during an interview on ABC News on whether he knew that the naturalization ceremony would be broadcasted in the RNC, ...
Tags: News, Youtube, White House, Dhs, Abc News, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Rnc, Wolf, USCIS, Karl, Jon Karl, Chad Wolf, Republican National Convention, 2020 Election, Hatch Act



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