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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


Obama announces first presidential memoir, 'A Promised Land,' is coming in November

Barack Obama's first presidential memoir will recount his experiences as president and what he thinks must be done to "heal our divisions."         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Usa Today


Spin Cycle: How the CDC and White House spun the facts but lost the war against COVID-19

The CDC was built to protect America from coronavirus. But it misled local health authorities as cases mounted and deaths rose. See how they spun the message as the virus raced a         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Cdc, White House, America, Usa Today, COVID


CDC officials dismissed state and local health authorities' concerns about COVID-19 and suggested they seek advice from other states, documents show

Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speaks while U.S. President Donald Trump listens during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force at the White House on April 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control advised state and local health authorities to make decisions on their own or look to other states and academic studies on how to handle the coronavirus pandemic, USA Today reported.  Documents ob...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, Washington, Kentucky, White House, US, Trends, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Centers for Disease Control, Woodward, Bob Woodward


Israel signs accords with United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at White House ceremony

Donald Trump's allies hope the accords will burnish his credentials as peacemaker as the U.S. presidential election nears.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Bahrain


Israel to sign accords with United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at White House ceremony

Donald Trump's allies hope the accord will burnish his credentials as peacemaker as the U.S. presidential election nears.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Bahrain


Scientists outraged by White House appointees' meddling with coronavirus information: 'Outright egregious'

Scientists 'aghast' over news of White House meddling with public health reports that conflict with President Donald Trump's coronavirus messaging.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Usa Today, Donald Trump


Scientists express outrage over White House appointees' meddling with coronavirus information in weekly CDC reports: 'Outright egregious'

Scientists 'aghast' over news of White House meddling with public health reports that conflict with President Donald Trump's coronavirus messaging.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Cdc, White House, Usa Today, Donald Trump


Oregon officials said they are preparing for a 'mass fatality incident' as 500,000 people stand in evacuation zones from the wildfires ravaging the West Coast

Sandra and Daniela Reyes comfort Isaias Reyes while visiting their damaged trailer home after the wildfires destroyed a neighborhood in Bear Creek, Phoenix, Oregon, U.S., September 10, 2020. Carlos Barria/REUTERS Oregon officials say they're preparing for a "mass fatality incident" as wildfires continue to spread throughout the state. There are currently six reported deaths in Oregon due to the fires that have devastated millions of acres, and 40,000 residents have been evacuated, with 500...
Tags: Utah, Science, News, California, Oregon, White House, Trends, Earth, Wildfires, Fema, Portland, Cbs, West Coast, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Kate Brown


Pentagon pulls order to shutter Stars and Stripes after Trump abruptly decided he wants to keep the military newspaper alive

The Stars and Stripes newspaper on October 18, 2007. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Brendan Mackie A senior Pentagon official has announced that an August directive to end Stars and Stripes has been rescinded, a journalist for the US military reported Thursday. Last Friday, President Donald Trump unexpectedly tweeted that the US military will continue funding the  Stars and Stripes, effectively saving the publication that his administration's defense budget request defunded. "It wi...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Defense, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Marine Corps, Pentagon, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Esper, Trump, United States of America, Don, Donald J Trump


Top Trump official Seema Verma 'abused' government rules by spending $3.5 million in taxpayer money to boost her own profile, according to a congressional investigation

Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Seema Verma, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services chief, "abused the federal contracting process" and "wasted millions of taxpayer dollars," according to a new congressional investigation.  Verma paid a team of expensive media consultants to help her land high-profile interviews, meet with journalists and lawmakers, and craft written materials.  In one instance, Verma paid consul...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Politico, Trends, Indiana, Cms, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Investigation, Trump, Health And Human Services, Mike Pence, HHS, Centers for Medicare


'Dynamite behind every door': More of Trump's comments on Obama, race and world leaders from Bob Woodward's book

Bob Woodward's interviews with Donald Trump reveal the president's thoughts on Barack Obama, race and U.S. allies.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Trump, Bob Woodward


A Bible signed by Donald Trump days after his St. John's Church photo-op is for sale for $37,500. The seller calls Trump's actions 'revolting.'

MomentsInTime.com A Bible signed by Donald Trump hit the market for $37,500 on Monday.  The Bible was brought to the White House and signed by President Trump, according to rare documents dealer Gary Zimet. In June, President Trump made waves for clearing protesters in order to have a photo taken of him holding a Bible in front of St. John's Church, a move that Zimet criticized. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A listing for a Bible signed by Donald Trump went up on Mon...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Washington, White House, Trends, Bible, John, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Signature, Trump, St John s Church, Autographs, Samantha Lee, BI Graphics, Isabella Jibilian


'Take it off': Trump requested a White House reporter remove his mask while asking a question. He didn't.

Trump, who was not wearing a mask during the outdoor news conference on the North Portico of the White House, has vacillated on the issue of masks.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Usa Today, Trump, North Portico


'The Princess Bride' cast is reuniting to raise money for Wisconsin's Democratic Party, and Ted Cruz — a megafan of the movie — is furious

Cast members of "The Princess Bride" at a 25th anniversary viewing of the film during the New York Film Festival on October 2, 2012. Lucas Jackson/Reuters The cast of "The Princess Bride" is reuniting with a virtual table read of the movie to raise money for the Wisconsin Democrats. Senator Ted Cruz — who is a superfan of the movie — objected on Twitter to "Hollywood politics" ruining a "perfect movie." Cruz has quoted the movie numerous times on the campaign trail himself. Mandy Patinkin,...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, Entertainment, White House, Trends, Ted Cruz, Iowa, News UK, Wisconsin, The Princess Bride, Usa Today, Cruz, Trump, Election 2020, Democratic Party, Sen Ted Cruz


White House memo calls for ban on federal agency training that suggests U.S. is racist

A memo released late Friday by Office of Management and Budget denounces training that frames the United States as historically racist.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, United States, Usa Today, Office of Management and Budget


Trump decides to save the US military newspaper Stars and Stripes that his administration has planned to close for months

U.S. Army Sgt. Roger McCall, 153rd Military Police Company, reads an edition of the Stars and Stripes newspaper while in the Green Zone, Baghdad, Oct. 18, 2007 U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Brendan Mackie President Donald Trump decided to continue funding the US military newspaper Stars and Stripes, saving the publication that his administration's own defense budget request defunded. "It will continue to be a wonderful source of information to our Great Military!" he tweeted. The ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Navy, Defense, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Pentagon, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Esper, Trump, United States of America, Donald J Trump, U S Army National Guard, Stars and Stripes


The Pentagon is moving to shut down its independent newspaper Stars and Stripes, but a bipartisan group of senators are mounting a last-ditch effort to save it

Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Sweeney, the command sergeant major for the 81st Brigade Combat Team, Washington Army National Guard, reads a quote from 'Stars and Stripes' to Chief Warrant Officer David Dean and 1st Sgt. Charles Lia, both with 81st BCT, during the Camp Ramadi Softball League championship game on Camp Ramadi, Iraq, April 25, 2009. US Army photo The Pentagon is pushing ahead with plans to scrap Stars and Stripes, its indepedent newspaper, but lawmakers are fighting to save...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Defense, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Pentagon, Usa Today, US Army, Esper, Department, Stars and Stripes, David Dean, Robert Sweeney, Mark Esper, Defense Media Activity


Pelosi, Mnuchin reach agreement to avert a government shutdown, still at an impasse on COVID-19 deal

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have reached an informal deal to prevent the federal government from shutting down on Oct. 1, USA Today and Politico report. The agreement would extend existing funding levels until after the Nov. 3 election, probably through mid-December. Mnuchin and Pelosi came to their understanding on Tuesday while talking on the phone about a COVID-19 economic relief bill, USA Today reports. The two sides are still billions of dolla...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Politico, Gop, House, Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Usa Today, Doj, Trump, Kenosha, George Washington University, Calif, Pelosi


White House and Congress reach informal deal to avert a government shutdown at end of month

Nancy Pelosi and the Trump administration have come to an informal deal to avert a government shutdown, sources familiar with the discussions said.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Congress, White House, Nancy Pelosi, Usa Today, Trump


Ted Cruz gets castigated for saying 'pregnancy is not a life-threatening illness' in abortion pill claim

Sen. Ted Cruz. Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted in opposition to an oral drug that can terminate pregnancies, and his wording got him in hot water. "Pregnancy is not a life-threatening illness, and the abortion pill does not cure or prevent any disease," Cruz tweeted on Wednesday. Given that the US has the highest pregnancy mortality rate in the developed world, the backlash to Cruz's erroneous claim was swift. Cruz later grumbled about the initial media coverage of th...
Tags: Politics, Texas, US, Trends, Gop, United States, Ted Cruz, Abortion, Fda, Republican, Usa Today, Cruz, Sen Ted Cruz, Bess Kalb, Jake Lahut


Prescription deliveries: Health care providers urge patients to be proactive as COVID pandemic, USPS troubles cause delays

As a surge in deliveries strain the postal system and the White House opposes additional funding, patients report delays in getting medications.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Usps, Usa Today


On the 1-yard line? How and when Big Ten football could realistically return

If the White House can sway the Big Ten to aggressively pursue a season that begins this fall, how and when can the conference get back on the field?         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Usa Today


Donald Trump to visit Kenosha amid accusations he's trying to turn racial unrest into election advantage

The White House said Trump wants to go to Kenosha to visit "hurting Americans." Democrats say he wants to capitalize on unrest.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Trump, Kenosha


Trump has no plans to meet with Jacob Blake's family on Kenosha visit, White House says

Trump plans to meet with local law enforcement and business owners and will "survey the damage" in Kenosha, according to Kayleigh McEnany.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Usa Today, Trump, Kenosha, Kayleigh McEnany, Jacob Blake


Barack Obama advised LeBron James, Chris Paul, other players to finish NBA postseason

LeBron James, Chris Paul and others were uncertain about whether to continue the NBA playoffs and received advice from former President Barack Obama.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Barack Obama, Nba, Usa Today, LeBron James Chris Paul


Temperature checks: They're inaccurate and not everyone with COVID has a fever. So, why are we still doing them?

The nation's leading infectious disease experts Dr. Anthony Fauci said the White House and NIH has largely abandoned temperature checks.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Usa Today, Anthony Fauci, Nih


Trump's RNC speech lacked some coronavirus safeguards. That might have been the point

As the whole world watched, the president and his supporters openly flaunted social distancing measures, with many not wearing masks at the White House.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Usa Today, Trump, Rnc


Donald Trump's big convention speech was filled with lies and gall: Mastio and Lawrence

Trump used the White House as a stage set for a partisan, fact-challenged and unethical acceptance speech. If he wins reelection, we're in big trouble.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Trump, Lawrence, Mastio


RNC live: Trump uses convention speech to paint an inaccurate picture of Biden's record

President Donald Trump formally accepted his party's nomination during remarks on the South Lawn of the White House.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Biden, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Trump, Rnc



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