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Trump Shifts Attack On Mail-In Voting Away From USPS, Now Blames Election Officials

President Donald Trump is reformulating his attack on mail-in voting — shifting focus away from the U.S. Postal Service and instead claiming that it is local elections officials who tally the mailed ballots results who are “going to count them wrong.” “It’s not the post office,” Trump said in an interview with The Washington Examiner  published late Wednesday. “No, it’s the elections office. The post office — look, this is a con job. It’s like the Russian hoax. The post office has run the ...
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Tim Scott Says Mail-In Ballot Process Will ‘Work Out Just Fine’

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) on Tuesday morning said that he believes the country’s expanded mail-in ballots process will “prove to work out just fine.” “I have a lot of confidence in our electoral process,” Scott told TODAY Show anchor Savannah Guthrie hours after he headlined the opening night of the Republican Party’s convention on Monday. “I’m very confident that we will have fair elections throughout this country.” “I have a lot of confidence in our electoral process,” @SenatorTimScott tells @...
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Apocalypse Now: GOP Convention Night One Is Doom-And-Gloom Sesh Focused On Dem ‘Horror’

Riots, mobs, looters, MS-13, totalitarian oppression — it’s all waiting for you on the far side of Nov. 3, 2020. And the sole purpose of the first night of the Republican National Convention on Monday, it seemed, was to remind viewers of the perceived danger ahead.  The convention mashed up politicians, political commentators and “regular folks” vignettes that all uniformly praised President Donald Trump — but also, and more central to the night’s message, painted a near-apocalyptic pictur...
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Kayleigh McEnany: Trump ‘Didn’t Hear’ White Power Clip but Shared It to Stand With ‘Demonized’ Supporters

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday morning told Fox News that the reason why President Donald Trump tweeted a video featuring one of his supporters chanting “white power” is that he was trying to voice support for his “demonized” supporters.The president sparked intense backlash on Sunday morning when he shared a clip of residents of Central Florida senior community The Villages confronting protesters. At the beginning of the clip, one of the residents repeatedly shouts out t...
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Senator: Stalled police reform legislation 'crying shame'

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) tells CNN's Jake Tapper that Republicans and Democrats must work together to get police reform legislation passed in Congress.
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Tim Scott: Trump Retweet Of Supporter Chanting ‘White Power’ Is ‘Indefensible’

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) condemned President Trump’s retweet earlier Sunday morning of a video showing a supporter in Florida chanting “white power” during an interview on CNN. When asked about his reaction to the President’s retweet, Scott first replied that “there is no question he should not have retweeted it” and that it should be taken down. Pressed again by CNN’s Jake Tapper about whether the retweet offends him, given how he’s asking the question as a white person who’s offended by it, Sco...
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‘He’s Done With That’: Trump’s Already Bored With Police Reform

It’s been a month since the police killing of George Floyd sparked mass protests across the United States and compelled various prominent Democrats and Republicans, including Donald Trump himself, to vow serious action and police reform. In that time, the president has lost interest in doing much of anything about it, according to two people who’ve discussed the matter with him in recent days.“He’s done with that,” one of the sources said. Never known for his sustained focus, the president’s min...
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Sen. Tim Scott Accuses Democrats Of Playing ‘Race Politics’ In Police Reform Bill

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) accused congressional Democrats of playing “race politics” when they largely rejected a police reform bill he drafted in the Senate on Wednesday.  Sen. Tim Scott said on Thursday that Congressional Democrats "don't want this president to have a victory on another serious issue confronting the minority communities." Scott said the move to block the GOP's police reform bill represented "pure, pure race politics at its worse." — TPM Liv...
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Pelosi Will ‘Absolutely, Positively Not’ Apologize For Bashing Senate GOP Police Reform Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday refused to apologize for her remark the day before that Senate Republicans are trying to “get away with murder” with their police reform bill. During an interview with CBS News Radio on Tuesday, Pelosi was pressed on whether she thinks that Democrats and Republicans can come to a compromise on the police reform bill in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Pelosi argued that Republicans are “trying to get away with murder, actually — the murder of Geo...
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See Black senator's emotional response after his bill was called 'token'

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) gave an emotional speech defending the Senate GOP's police reform bill after Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) described the bill as a "token, half-hearted approach."
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See Tim Scott's emotional response after his bill was called 'token'

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) gave an emotional speech defending the Senate GOP's police reform bill after Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) described the bill as a "token, half-hearted approach."
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See black senator's emotional response after his bill was called 'token'

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) gave an emotional speech defending the Senate GOP's police reform bill after Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) described the bill as a "token, half-hearted approach."
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Black senator's emotional response to senator's 'token' remark

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) gave an emotional speech defending the Senate GOP's police reform bill after Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) described the bill as a "token, half-hearted approach."
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Watch black senator's emotional response to senator's 'token' remark

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) gave an emotional speech defending the Senate GOP's police reform bill after Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) described the bill as a "token, half-hearted approach."
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Sen. Tim Scott breaks down GOP police reform bill

Senate Republicans hold a press conference where Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) breaks down the Justice Act, a bill focused on police reform, amid protests across the country over police brutality following the death of George Floyd.
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Tim Scott: Ending Qualified Immunity In Police Reform Bill Would Be ‘Poison Pill’ For GOPers

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) on Sunday warned that limiting qualified immunity for police officers would be a “poison pill” for Republicans as congressional efforts to pass police reform legislation continue in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Changing qualified immunity, a legal doctrine that shields police officers from being held personally liable for conduct unless they violate “clearly established” constitutional rights, has become a Democratic priority as Congress begins working on legislation...
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Ben Carson Defends Atlanta Police Officer Who Killed Rayshard Brooks on ‘Fox News Sunday’

Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace opened his interview this weekend with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson by asking about the “terrible incident” in Atlanta that ended with the fatal police shooting of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks after he was found sleeping in his car.As Wallace put it, Brooks was “clearly resisting arrest” when he apparently grabbed one of the officer’s Tasers and ran away from them. But, he asked, ”was it appropriate to use deadly force against somebody whos...
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Floyd’s Brother Pleads for Justice While GOP Says Cops Need More Cash

Congress’ first hearing about police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s murder was marked by raw and emotional testimony from his brother and some well-meaning words from members of both parties about working together to reform law enforcement in the U.S."The people elected you to speak for them, to make positive change. George’s name means something. You have the opportunity here to make your names mean something, too,” said Floyd’s brother, Philonise, in his opening remarks. Later, weepi...
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‘Wise Guy’ Biden Apologizes for ‘You Ain’t Black’ Gaffe

Former Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Friday afternoon just hours after telling radio host Charlamagne Tha God that he “ain’t black” if he had additional questions about whether to support Biden’s presidential bid over Donald Trump’s.“I should not have been so cavalier. I’ve never, never, ever taken the African-American community for granted,” Biden said on a call with the Black Chamber of Commerce. “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy.”Before Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee,...
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Tim Scott Thinks Trump Foreshadowed The COVID-19 Pandemic In SOTU Speech

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) thinks that President Trump saw the COVID-19 pandemic coming when he delivered his State of the Union speech in early February. During an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Scott lamented that the country is in a position of economic “devastation” in light of 22 million unemployment claims filed in the past month, which he said is “consistent throughout this nation.” Scott went on to say that the President “has got to balance living and livelihood”  because ...
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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Mistakes Tim Scott For Graham’s Black Challenger

MSNBC host Chris Matthews has really been on a roll lately. As he was interviewing Jaime Harrison, a Democratic candidate who seeks to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), on Friday night, Matthews saw live footage of Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) with Graham at President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in South Carolina and somehow believed the man he was talking to in real time was the same person he was seeing at that rally. “Jaime, I see you next to the guy you’re going to beat right there, maybe, ma...
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Trump’s Loyal Foot Soldiers Reaped Their Rewards During His Impeachment Rant

The Fox News hits, pressers and tweet-storms from those Republicans who insisted, point blank, that the President did nothing worthy of impeachment and conviction paid off Thursday as they collected their shoutouts from a smug and victorious Donald Trump. Speaking from the East Room of the White House, Trump delivered an extremely lengthy and off-the-cuff speech peppered with compliments for the “warriors” who never left his side during the “phony, rotten” impeachment process. White House Cou...
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Dems Hope Team Trump’s ‘Absurd’ Arguments Give GOP Pause

For months, Democrats have argued President Trump should be removed from office because he put his personal political interest over the national interest. And for a few minutes on the Senate floor on Wednesday, a defender of Trump’s offered a remarkable response: that’s not possible—because they’re the same thing.“Every public official I know believes his election is in the public interest,” ventured Alan Dershowitz, the ex-Harvard Law professor who has joined Trump’s defense team. “If a preside...
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After Banning Evidence, GOP Senators Have A Complaint: Dems Talk Too Much

Tierney Sneed contributed to this report. The rules of the impeachment trial are set. As of this writing, no witnesses are set to be called. No additional documentary evidence will be considered by the world’s greatest deliberative body. And cross examination? Forget about it. But one day in, Republican senators have a complaint: impeachment managers appointed by House Democrats are talking too much. Sen. Roy Blunt complained of being told “the same story over and and over again.” “At least o...
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After Chastising Steve King In Op-Ed, Sen. Scott Won’t Say Congressman Is Racist

After Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) penned an op-ed on Friday blasting Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) comments about white nationalism, Scott stopped short of calling King racist in an interview on Fox News and said the congressman should not resign. “I don’t think he should resign. His voters have elected him. He has, without any question, the power of his office. I think what should happen, however, is he should take a step back from the damage he’s doing to the country and frankly to our party,” Scott t...
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King Claims His Words Were Taken Out Of Context In NYT Story

During a speech from the House floor on Friday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) attempted to clarify what he meant when he was quoted in The New York Times asking when “white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization” language became “offensive.” Stumbling through an explanation, King claimed the quote was taken out of context of the broader conversation he said he was having when he made the “freshman mistake” of taking a call from a Times reporter. “That’s off this article and  that’s t...
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Primer: Dems Prepare An Ambitious Package Of Voting Rights Legislation

The Supreme Court on Monday said it would not take up a Texas case on campaign finance limits — a move that is good news for those who would like to see the legality of such limits remain intact. Meanwhile, the high court has not said yet whether it will take up a North Carolina partisan gerrymandering case after punting on the issue in two major cases last year. Now we won’t know until at least January — when the justices return from their holiday break — whether they will take up the issue aga...
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GOP Sen: Stop Nominating People With ‘Questionable Records On Race’

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) submitted a letter to The Wall Street Journal on Thursday in response to an editorial on judicial nominee Thomas Farr this week that argued Democrats should stop calling racism to advance their agenda. Scott agreed that while a nominee’s history “should be seen through a wider lens, the solution isn’t simply to decry ‘racial attacks.'” “Instead, we should stop bringing candidates with questionable track records on race before the full Senate for a vote,” he wrote. “What ...
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Tim Scott Announces Opposition To Trump Judicial Nominee Thomas Farr

A key Republican senator has come out against Thomas Farr’s nomination to the federal bench, potentially dooming Farr’s confirmation unless the vote count changes. “I am ready and willing to support strong candidates for our judicial vacancies that do not have lingering concerns about issues that could affect their decision-making process as a federal judge,” Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said in a statement quoted by The State newspaper. “This week, a Department of Justice memo written under Pr...
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Trump: 'I Am Totally Opposed To Domestic Violence'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday finally said that he is opposed to domestic violence, on the heels of the scandal surrounding one former White House staffer’s resignation over allegations of domestic violence.“I am totally opposed to domestic violence and everybody here knows that,” Trump told reporters during a photo opportunity with Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC). “I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind. Everyone knows that and it almost wouldn’t even have to be said. So now you hear...
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