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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 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


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


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


Rumors of an Iranian assassination plot offer lessons that Trump can't seem to learn

Trump, then a presidential candidate, at a "Stop the Iran Deal" rally in Washington DC, September 2015. Susan Walsh/AP Reports emerged this month that Iran was plotting to assassinate the US's ambassador to South Africa. The supposed plot, eight months after the US's assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, is another sign that Trump's aggressive foreign policy creates more risks than it resolves, writes Defense Priorities fellow Bonnie Kristian. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Opinion, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel, US, Trends, Iran, Afghanistan, United States, South Africa, Washington Dc, Hassan Rouhani, Pentagon


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


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...
Tags: Facebook, Utah, Post, Florida, Politics, Usa, New York, News, Nbc, Congress, California, Washington Post, Washington, Sexism, Life, White House


Judge blocks changes that slowed US mail delivery

SEATTLE — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election. Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was issuing a nationwide preliminary injunction sought by 14 states that sued the Trump administration and the U.S. Postal Service. The states challenged the Postal Service’s so-called “leave behind” policy, where tru...
Tags: Business, Politics, New York, News, Washington, Virginia, US, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Nevada, Postal Service, Seattle, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump


Judge blocks US Postal Service changes that slowed mail

SEATTLE — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election. Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was issuing a nationwide preliminary injunction sought by 14 states that sued the Trump administration and the U.S. Postal Service. The states challenged the Postal Service’s so-called “leave behind” policy, where tru...
Tags: Business, Politics, New York, News, Washington, Virginia, Sport, Soccer, Gop, US Postal Service, Nevada, Postal Service, Seattle, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump


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


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...
Tags: Politics, Usa, UK, News, Congress, Washington, US, International, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Britain, Ireland, House, Republic Of Ireland


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

Getty Joe Biden has triggered a furious row in the UK after threatening to veto a transatlantic trade deal if Boris Johnson breaks his Brexit deal with the EU. Johnson has vowed to disapply the deal he signed with the EU with regard to trade and border provisions with Northern Ireland, and vowed to break international law in order to do so. Senior congressmen and women including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have warned Johnson that there will be no free trade deal with the US if he goes ahe...
Tags: Politics, Usa, UK, News, Washington, US, International, Trends, Eu, Conservative, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Britain, Ireland, Washington Dc, House


U.S. Troops Asked About Using 'Heat Ray' Weapon Against Protesters, According to Whistleblower

Federal troops in Washington, D.C. considered using high-tech weapons, including sound cannons and so-called “heat rays,” against protesters outside the White House in June, according to sworn testimony from a whistleblower with the D.C. National Guard. The new evidence was obtained by both NPR and the Washington Post…Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Washington, Attorney General, White House, War, Drones, Darpa, Ads, Npr, Weapons, Air Force, Donald Trump, Whistleblowers, US Air Force, National Guard


300 and counting: Push by feds to arrest in US protests

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and COLLEEN LONG | Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence. Barr pushed his U.S. attorneys to bring federal charges whenever they could, keeping a grip on cases even if a defendant could be tried instead in state court, according to officials with knowledge of last week’s call who were not authorize...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, New York, News, Instagram, Minnesota, California, Washington, US, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Portland, Homeland Security, Associated Press, Portland Oregon


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...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Obama, Congress, Washington, Barack Obama, Trends, Rome, Oxford University, Zuckerberg, Trump, House Financial Services Committee, CUNY, NYU Stern School of Business, Cicilline, Erin Scott


Why Trump’s Mideast Peace Deals Matter

After Israel’s resounding victory over the Egyptian, Jordanian, and Syrian armies in 1967, the Jewish state again offered the Arab world peace in exchange for recognition. And it was again rebuffed. Instead, the Arab League convened in Khartoum to formulate a consensus response that became known as “The 3 Noes” — no recognition, no negotiations, and no peace with Israel.Needless to say, this posture left little room for positive dialogue.Indeed, three years before Israel had ever attained its “o...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jerusalem, Barack Obama, Iran, Egypt, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Middle East, West Bank, United Arab Emirates, Dubai


The US will reportedly sell Taiwan $7 billion worth of mines, cruise missiles, and drones, amid concerns about China's growing military presence

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. Reuters The US government is reportedly planning an arms deal worth $7 billion with Taiwan, which is concerned about China's growing military presence in the region. The weapons provided to Taiwan could include mines, cruise missiles, and drones, the Financial Times reported. Two Chinese anti-submarine aircraft were spotted off Taiwan's south-west coast on Wednesday, according to Taiwan's defence ministry. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. T...
Tags: Politics, Washington, China, US, Trends, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Weapons, Xinjiang, Taipei, Financial Times, Trump, Reuters, Tsai Ing, Hong Kong China


Federal officers stockpiled semiautomatic rifles and tried to obtain a controversial 'heat ray' ahead of tear-gassing protesters for Trump's photo op, a whistleblower says

Members of the DC National Guard, the US Park Police, and the US Secret Service at Lafayette Park on June 2 as demonstrators gathered to protest the death of George Floyd. Alex Brandon/AP Federal law-enforcement officers stocked up on semiautomatic rifles hours before forcefully clearing protesters from Lafayette Square in Washington, DC, according to whistleblower testimony obtained by The Washington Post. Officers also unsuccessfully sought to obtain a controversial "heat ray" that can c...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Minneapolis, Washington Post, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Missouri, Washington Dc, Tennessee, New York Times, Homeland Security, Npr


Attorney General Barr told federal prosecutors to be aggressive with charges against violent protesters, and even called for potentially charging them with sedition

Attorney General William Barr testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC, July 28, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Reuters Attorney General William Barr told prosecutors to bring aggressive charges against those involved in protests including sedition, according to reports. The charge of sedition is levied for alleged attempts to overthrow the government and has rarely been used, the Wall Street Journal reported.  Barr also called for criminal charges ag...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, US, Trends, Fbi, New York Times, The Times, Capitol Hill, Seattle, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Journal, Trump


Biden and Pelosi warn UK over risking Good Friday agreement

Leading Democrats tell UK foreign secretary that Northern Ireland peace deal cannot be casualty of BrexitJoe Biden on Wednesday joined the clamour of Democrats warning Boris Johnson not to let the Northern Ireland Good Friday agreement become a casualty of his Brexit talks.The foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, is in Washington trying to repair relations with pro-Irish Democrats amid concerns that the UK’s attempt to leave the EU on its own terms will undermine the Good Friday peace agreement. Con...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Washington, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress


CDC director Robert Redfield said face masks may be more effective than a vaccine in preventing individual coronavirus infections

Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wears a mask during a House subcommittee hearing on July 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images CDC director Robert Redfield said on Wednesday that wearing a mask might be "more guaranteed" to protect an individual from the coronavirus than a vaccine.  Redfield's comments came in response to a Senator's question about whether President Trump is undercutting coronavirus-prevention efforts by...
Tags: Cdc, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Missouri, Washington Dc, House, Fda, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Robert, The Boston Globe


Trump says COVID-19 death toll would be lower if you don't count the most densely populated 'blue' states

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci US President Donald Trump on Monday praised his reponse to COVID-19, noting that nearly 200,000 dead Americans was fewer than the 2.2 million one model projected if no mitigating action were taken at state or federal level. Trump said the death toll would be even lower if it excluded states run by Democrats. "The blue states had tremendous death rates," h...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Washington, Cbs News, White House, US, Trends, Mit, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Trump, Death Toll, Election 2020, US Centers for Disease Control


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


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 ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, UK, News, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Defense, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, New York Times, Portland, Darroch


Kerry Washington explains why she became a startup investor

“Scandal” and “Little Fires Everywhere” star Kerry Washington won her first Emmy Award yesterday, but when she joined us at TechCrunch Disrupt today, she was much more focused on her work as an investor. Washington traced much of her interest in technology to the premiere of “Scandal” in 2012. It had, she said, been “almost 40 years since a Black woman was the lead on a network drama,” which meant that the pressure was high — and that “Scandal” was considered a “bubble show,” with the network...
Tags: TC, Kerry Washington, Washington, Barack Obama, Tech, New York Times, Byte, The.Wing, Disrupt 2020, Aubrey Gelman


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


Meet Costco's multimillionaire cofounder Jim Sinegal, a Democrat megadonor who was only paid a third of the average CEO's salary during his time leading the wholesale retailer

Costco cofounder Jim Sinegal walks through a Costco store in 2012. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Jim Sinegal cofounded Costco alongside Seattle attorney Jeff Brotman in 1983. Despite building one of the largest retail chains in America, Sinegal consistently earned less than other CEOs throughout his career at Costco and believes it's "wrong" for companies to have huge wage gaps between executives and other employees. Sinegal is a staunch Democrat, speaking on President Barack Obama's beha...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, Microsoft, Obama, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Satya Nadella, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, David, Hillary Clinton


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...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Cdc, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Senate Appropriations Committee, Pentagon, Fda


#AbuDhabi Investment Office to open Tel Aviv office | Reuters

Abu Dhabi Investment Office to open Tel Aviv office | Reuters:The state-run Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) is to open its first office outside the United Arab Emirates in Tel Aviv, the Abu Dhabi Media Office said on Wednesday, following normalisation of relations between the UAE and Israel.Israel on Tuesday signed normalisation agreements at the White House in Washington with both the UAE and Bahrain.“Tel Aviv is the first in a planned network of international offices that will support compa...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, Washington, White House, Israel, Tel Aviv, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Uae, Reuters, Israel Israel, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Adio, AbuDhabi Investment Office, Abu Dhabi Investment Office



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