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FDA Officials Worried WH Will Cut Corners With Approving COVID-19 Vaccine Ahead Of Elections

Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are reportedly concerned that the Trump administration will improperly rush the process of approving a vaccine for COVID-19 as a Hail Mary before the presidential elections this November. The New York Times reported on Sunday that several health experts involved in the government’s efforts to find the vaccine fear how politics may interfere with their operations given how the White House had pushed for an October deadline. Dr. Paul Offit, a...
Tags: News, White House, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Times, Trump, Food and Drug Administration FDA, Paul Offit, Judd Deere, Cristina Cabrera, Offit, COVID-19


Trump Explodes After Nevada Approves Automatically Sending All Voters Mail-In Ballots

President Donald Trump swore on Monday morning to dismantle Nevada’s move to automatically send registered voters mail-in ballots for the November elections after the state’s Democratic-controlled legislature approved a bill to do so on Sunday, which Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) is expected to sign. Trump claimed via Twitter that the measure, which aims to protect voters from the COVID-19 pandemic, will make it “impossible for Republicans to win the state,” reflecting his main grievance with vote-b...
Tags: News, Nevada, Donald Trump, Trump, U S Postal Service, Silver State, Trump Tweets, Cristina Cabrera, Steve Sisolak, Vote-by-mail


Huh? Trump Now Says He Wants Election Day Moved Up

So, which is it? President Donald Trump stood by his push to change the date of the 2020 election on Friday, but apparently he now wants it moved in the opposite direction. During a press availability at the White House, Trump rambled on about how absentee ballots are “actually very good” while mail-in ballots are “a disaster,” even though they’re functionally the same thing given that absentee ballots are submitted … by mail. Regardless, the President claimed voting by mail means Americans a...
Tags: News, China, Russia, Donald Trump, Trump, White House Trump, 2020 Elections, Cristina Cabrera, Bill Barr


Fauci, Top Health Officials Testify At House Coronavirus Hearing

White House COVID-19 Task Force member Dr. Anthony Fauci will be testifying in front of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, led by Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) and ranking member Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), on Friday morning. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Robert Redfield and Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Admiral Brett Giroir will also testify at the hearing. The session comes amid President Don...
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Report: FBI Concealed Copies Of Key Docs In Russia Probe Out Of Fear Trump Would End It

The FBI reportedly stashed away crucial documents in its Russia-Trump campaign investigation, including FBI Director James Comey’s memos on his conversations with President Donald Trump, out of fear that Trump would shut down the probe. According to CNN, the FBI took several steps to shield the documents under then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s leadership after Trump fired Comey in 2017. McCabe reportedly had investigators stash Comey’s memos in the agency’s software system, SENTINEL, w...
Tags: News, Russia, Cnn, Fbi, Donald Trump, James Comey, Trump, Bureau, McCabe, Comey, Russia Trump, Andrew McCabe, Cristina Cabrera, Russia Probe


Kushner’s COVID-19 Team Ended Plan For Nationwide Testing Because They Didn’t Want To Help Blue States

The COVID-19 task force led by White House Senior Adviser and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly scrapped its plan for nationwide testing for COVID-19 at least partially due to an unwillingness to assist states that did not support Trump. Vanity Fair reported on Thursday that Kushner’s team ultimately decided to thrust the responsibility of handling the testing shortage crisis upon individual states for political reasons in April, as blue states like New York bore th...
Tags: New York, News, White House, Testing, Donald Trump, Trump, Kushner, Jared Kushner, Cristina Cabrera, COVID-19, Vanity Fair Kushner, Trump Vanity Fair


Trump Doubles Down On Bogus Argument For Delaying The Elections

Unsurprisingly, President Donald Trump’s tweet calling for the November elections to be delayed was the main focus of his press briefing today. When asked if he really plans to try to postpone the election (something he does not have the power to do), Trump ranted for several minutes about how mail-in voting leads to election fraud (something that does not happen). He claimed he doesn’t want the election to be delayed but he also doesn’t want to “find out the ballots are all missing and the elec...
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Liveblog, Trump, Cristina Cabrera


Trump Holds Presser At 5:30 PM ET After Floating Postponement Of Elections

President Donald Trump is holding another press conference today, where he is likely to address his disturbing push to delay the upcoming elections. Trump’s last press conference on Tuesday saw the President abruptly storming off after CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins pressed him on his endorsement of a crackpot doctor who not only falsely claimed there’s a cure for COVID-19 (there isn’t!) but also that alien DNA was being used as medical treatment (it’s not!) and that certain gynecological ail...
Tags: News, Cnn, Donald Trump, Liveblog, Trump, Kaitlan Collins, Cristina Cabrera


Trump Takes A Victory Lap Over Alarm Sparked By His Push To Postpone Election Day

President Donald Trump applauded himself on Thursday afternoon after his tweet about possibly delaying the election (which he has now pinned at the top of his Twitter profile) drew widespread concern earlier in the day. “Glad I was able to get the very dishonest LameStream Media to finally start talking about the RISKS to our Democracy from dangerous Universal Mail-In-Voting (not Absentee Voting, which I totally support!),” he tweeted, once again peddling the false claim that voting by mail l...
Tags: News, Media, California, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, 2020 Elections, Trump Tweets, Cristina Cabrera, LameStream Media


Fox Host: Trump’s Suggested Election Delay Is A ‘Flagrant Expression Of His Current Weakness’

Fox News host and politics editor Chris Stirewalt asserted Thursday that President Donald Trump suggesting that the November elections ought to be delayed doesn’t bode well for his reelection prospects. During an appearance on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” Stirewalt rejected Trump’s argument for postponing the election until people can “safely” vote amid COVID-19, pointing out how the country has historically held elections during wars and other pandemics. “And the idea for an incumbent to ...
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Chris Stirewalt, Stirewalt, 2020 Elections, Cristina Cabrera, TV Clip, COVID, Fox News America s Newsroom Stirewalt


Pompeo Refuses To Say Trump Doesn’t Have Power To Delay The Elections

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday did not reject the notion of President Donald Trump somehow going through with his suggestion to delay the 2020 election, even though a president does not have the authority to do so. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) brought up Trump’s tweet during Pompeo’s Senate hearing on the 2021 budget. “Can a president delay the November presidential election, Mr. Secretary?” the Virginia Democrat asked Pompeo. “Senator, I’m not going enter a legal judgment on that on the...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Virginia, Joe Biden, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, State, Pompeo, Kaine, Mike Pompeo, Sen Tim Kaine D Va, 2020 Elections, Cristina Cabrera


John Lewis Urges Americans To Get In ‘Good Trouble’ And ‘Necessary Trouble’

The late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a civil rights icon, left behind a passionate exhortation to the country amid nationwide unrest over race in the Trump era. On the same day as Lewis’ funeral Thursday, the New York Times published an op-ed penned by the congressman. In the essay, Lewis described how Martin Luther King Jr. inspired him to take action in the Civil Rights movement as black Americans like Emmett Till suffered racist violence by a country governed by white supremacy. “Ordinary peop...
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McCarthy Accidentally Calls Gohmert ‘Congressman COVID’ After GOPer Gets Infected

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) made an unfortunate verbal slip-up on Wednesday in wake of Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) testing positive for COVID-19. In a video posted by the Recount, McCarthy discusses how “you want to be able to trace” the virus. “Just as Congressman COVID-” the GOP leader says before correcting himself. “…Congressman Louie Gohmert says that he doesn’t have any symptoms, there could be other people like that.” Gohmert, who has frequently paraded around Capitol Hil...
Tags: News, Gop, House, Capitol Hill, Mccarthy, Louie Gohmert, Kevin McCarthy, Gohmert, Cristina Cabrera, COVID-19


MSNBC Host Throws Down With Pro-Trump Democrat: ‘I Like To Traffic In Facts’

MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin brawled with Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones (D), an outspoken pro-Trump Democrat, on Wednesday in an interview that flew completely off the handle. The throwdown began when Melvin slammed Jones’ arguments as to why President Donald Trump was better for the Black community than former President Barack Obama. “I like to traffic in facts, and much of what you just said is patently false,” Melvin snapped as the Georgia Democrat tried to speak over him. “Representative J...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Georgia, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Jones, Trump, Democratic Party, Melvin, Vernon Jones, Craig Melvin, Cristina Cabrera, TV Clip, Trump Democrat


A Shameless Gohmert Tries To Blame Masks For Getting COVID-19

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday after long dismissing the necessity of wearing masks, has cooked up a truly bold spin on his predicament. “I can’t help but wonder if by keeping a mask on and keeping it in place that if I might have put some germs, some of the virus, onto the mask and breathed it in,” Gohmert told KETK News in a Skype interview several hours after news of his diagnosis broke. Gohmert said he’s worn a mask “in the last week or two” (he d...
Tags: Texas, News, Masks, Skype, Louie Gohmert, Gohmert, Cristina Cabrera, Bill Barr, COVID-19, KETK News


From Masking Naysayer to COVID Victim: The Louie Gohmert Story

With the news that Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has been diagnosed with COVID-19, it’s worth looking back at the congressman’s stance on the virus in recent months. Gohmert, who’s become known on Capitol Hill for often refusing to follow public health experts’ guidance to wear a mask, said in June that he’d mask up in the event that he got sick. Given that masks are meant to protect against asymptomatic people spreading the virus, the comment was just one in a long line of bizarre or wrong state...
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Rep. Gohmert Tests Positive For COVID After Perennially Refusing To Wear Mask

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday after repeatedly declining to wear a mask on Capitol Hill, Politico reported. The Texas Republican was seen without a mask as recently as Tuesday during Attorney General Bill Barr’s hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee. A video posted by Hill reporter Olivia Beavers shows the lawmaker walking closely behind Barr, who was also mask-free, as the attorney general enters the hearing room. ACTUALLY… here is a video o...
Tags: Texas, News, Masks, Cnn, Gop, Donald Trump, Louie Gohmert, Hill, House Judiciary Committee, Barr, Gohmert, AG Barr, Cristina Cabrera, Bill Barr, Olivia Beavers, COVID-19


‘Obvious Anti-Semitic Attack’: Ossoff Slams Perdue’s Ad Showing Him With Fake Enlarged Nose

Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff is putting incumbent Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) on blast over the Republican’s Facebook campaign ad featuring a manipulated image of Ossoff, who is Jewish, that had been edited to enlarge his nose. “So now Perdue refuses to take responsibility for his extremely obvious anti-Semitic attack, seen by thousands,” Ossoff tweeted on Tuesday afternoon after the Perdue campaign removed the ad and claimed that the alteration was an accident. The Democratic ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Georgia, Anti-semitism, Perdue, Reuters, Burke, Schumer, John Burke, David Perdue, Sen David Perdue R GA, Jon Ossoff, Ossoff, Cristina Cabrera, 2020 Senate Elections, Georgia Democratic Senate


Don Jr. Temporarily Muzzled On Twitter For Peddling Bogus Trump-Friendly COVID-19 Claims

Twitter has slapped temporary restrictions on Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump, for posting a video published by far-right media outlet Breitbart News that peddled false information about COVID-19. Trump’s spokesperson, Andrew Surabian, flagged Twitter’s notification to the President’s eldest son informing him that he had violated its policy on “spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19.” Trump will be restricted from tweeting, retweeting,...
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Barr To Smear Russiagate As ‘Bogus’ During House Judiciary Hearing

Get ready to hear some Trump-esque language from Attorney General Bill Barr during his testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee today. A copy of Barr’s opening remarks to the committee shows the attorney general invoking the same partisan talking points seen on President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed with regards to the scandal over the 2016 Trump campaign’s contacts with the Russian government. “Ever since I made it clear that I was going to do everything I could to get to the botto...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Committee, Trump, Flynn, Roger Stone, House Judiciary Committee, Barr, Michael Flynn, Robert Mueller, Cristina Cabrera, Russia Probe, Bill Barr


Trump Made Up Invitation To Throw Out First Pitch At Yankees Game To Outshine Fauci

President Donald Trump claimed last week that he was invited to throw out the opening pitch at a Yankees baseball game, which was reportedly news to the Yankees. Calling Yankees team president Randy Levine “a great friend,” Trump bragged during a White House briefing last Thursday that Levine had “asked me to throw out the first pitch” at Yankee Stadium on August 15 in the match against the Washington Nationals. The President’s announcement happened to came right before Dr. Anthony Fauci, a p...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, New York Times, Donald Trump, Yankees, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Yankee Stadium, Levine, Fauci, Randy Levine, Cristina Cabrera, COVID, Yankees Calling Yankees


Trump Claims He ‘Often’ Regrets Things He Retweets

President Donald Trump apparently has some regrets about his Twitter activity. Some. Trump took a rare moment to reflect on Friday when Barstool Sports exec Dave Portnoy asked if he’d ever regretted something he tweeted. “Often. Too often,” the President replied. “It used to be in the old days, before this, you’d write a letter and you’d say, ‘This letter’s really bad’ and you’d put it on your desk and then you’d go back tomorrow and you’d say ‘Oh, I’m glad I didn’t send this,'” he continued....
Tags: News, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Portnoy, Barstool Sports, Trump Tweets, Cristina Cabrera, Dave Portnoy


High School Named After Robert E. Lee To Be Renamed After Rep. John Lewis

A high school in Fairfax County, Virginia named after Confederate general Robert E. Lee is poised to change its name to honor the late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who was at the forefront of the fight for civil rights. The county school board voted for the change on Thursday after a month of discussions with students, school faculty and the rest of community. “It was important for us to be mindful of these comments and to select a name that reflected the diversity and multiculturalism that curren...
Tags: John Lewis, News, Racism, Lewis, Lee, Robert E. Lee, Confederate, John Lewis D Ga, Fairfax County Virginia, Confederacy, Cristina Cabrera, George Floyd, Ricardy Anderson, Tamara Derenak Kaufax


Trump Gloats After Portland Mayor Gets Jeered, Tear-Gassed: ‘That Was The End Of Him’

President Donald Trump on Thursday night relished how Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler had gotten roughed up at an anti-police brutality protest in his city the day before. As Trump was bragging that “we’ve been very, very strong” during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, the President swiped at Wheeler for joining the protesters gathered outside a federal courthouse on Wednesday, where the mayor was tear-gassed by unidentified officers from the Department of Homeland Security be...
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Fauci Says He And His Family Have Been Assigned Security Detail Due To ‘Serious Threats’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the White House’s most prominent health responders to COVID-19 and a target in President Donald Trump’s attempts to downplay the pandemic, said on Thursday that he and his family have been receiving threats. “I’ve seen a side of society that I guess is understandable, but it’s a little bit disturbing,” Fauci said in a podcast interview with CNN commentator David Axelrod. The doctor recalled how he had received hate mail decades ago for leading efforts at the National...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, United States of America, Fauci, Axelrod, David Axelrod, Cristina Cabrera


Stephen Miller Says Feds Occupying Portland ‘Should Be Celebrated As Heroes’

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller painted the federal agents occupying Portland, Oregon, some of whom have been “proactively” arresting nonviolent protesters, as brave soldiers on Thursday night. “You have a hundred [Department of Homeland Security] officers standing up against that lawless mob,” Miller told Fox News host Tucker Carlson. “They should be celebrated. They should be celebrated as heroes.” Under President Donald Trump’s orders, the DHS and Justice Department have been sen...
Tags: News, Oregon, White House, Dhs, Portland, Fox News, Portland Oregon, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Justice Department, Miller, Tucker Carlson, Stephen Miller, Lafayette Square, Cristina Cabrera, TV Clip


Senate Approves Proposal To Strip Confederate Names From Army Bases By Veto-Proof Majority

The Senate overwhelmingly approved a defense bill on Thursday that included Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) provision requiring the military to rename U.S. bases  named after Confederate generals. The bill passed by a vote of 86-14, a veto-proof majority that would override President Donald Trump’s effort to kill the measure, which he had threatened to do at the end of June after Warren announced her proposal. “I will Veto the Defense Authorization Bill if the Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas’ Warren (of...
Tags: News, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, America, United States, Army, Warren, Donald Trump, Trump, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Robert E Lee, Confederacy, Cristina Cabrera, Elizabeth Pocahontas Warren, Fort Bragg Fort


Trump Brags About Being Able To Recite 5 Words In Order To Prove Mental Fitness

President Donald Trump wants America to know that he’s extremely mentally stable, and he can prove it in five words: “person, woman, man, camera, TV.” During an interview with Fox News contributor Dr. Marc Siegel on Wednesday, Trump recalled asking then-White House physician Ronny Jackson in 2018 to administer an “acuity” test to help fend off impressions that the President’s cognitive ability was in decline. “The last questions are much more difficult. Like a memory question,” Trump told Sie...
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Trump Attacks Cheney As Republicans Demand Her Removal From Leadership Role

President Donald Trump piled on House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Thursday morning as her GOP colleagues demand she step down from her leadership position for clashing with the President’s attempts to discredit White House COVID-19 task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci. “Liz Cheney is only upset because I have been actively getting our great and beautiful Country out of the ridiculous and costly Endless Wars,” Trump tweeted. “I am also making our so-called allies pay tens o...
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1.4 Million Unemployment Claims Filed Last Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week for the first time since the pandemic struck in March, evidence of the deepening economic pain the outbreak is causing to the economy. The rise in weekly jobless claims to 1.4 million underscores the outsize role the unemployment insurance system is playing among the nation’s safety net programs — just when a $600 weekly federal aid payment for the jobless is set to expire at the end of this week. A...
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