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'Follow your conscience,' Biden urges Republicans as Trump pushes for supreme court nominee – video

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden makes a plea to Senate Republicans, asking them to 'follow their conscience' and defy president Donald Trump's push to name his nominee for the supreme court ahead of November's election. Trump says he plans to nominate a women for the seat as soon as possible, after Ruth Bader Ginsburg died aged 87 six weeks out from the US election. 'I appeal to those few Senate Republicans, that handful who really will decide what happens. Please follow your conscienc...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Joe Biden accuses Trump and Republicans of 'abuse of power' – as it happened

Trump promises to nominate woman within a week‘I will fight!’: mourners’ vow at supreme court vigilRobert Reich: For McConnell, power trumps principleObituary: ‘Formidably clever with a superhuman capacity for work’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 10.28pm BST Here’s a rundown of Sunday’s events. We’ll be back tomorrow for all Monday’s news. 10.19pm BST The overall total of coronavirus deaths in California surpassed 15,000 on Sunday even as the state has shown improvements across a ...
Tags: New York, Texas, Republicans, California, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, New Jersey, US Senate, Associated Press, US Congress, US constitution and civil liberties, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Americans are rallying against Trump and other lawmakers who are pushing for Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement

Protesters outside Mitch McConnell's Kentucky home. Jon Cherry/Getty Images People all over the country are mobilizing against lawmakers who are trying to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November presidential election.  Nearly 700,000 people have signed a petition circulating on MoveOn.org, demanding that lawmakers delay Ginsburg's replacement until after the 2021 presidential inauguration. Protesters also showed up outside Sen. Mitch McConnell's Kentucky home Saturday....
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Supreme court: Biden accuses Trump and Republicans of abuse of power

Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg rocks presidential raceTrump will pick woman; McConnell promises vote‘I will fight!’: mourners’ vow at supreme court vigil Opinion: Democrats can still have the last laughJoe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, made an urgent plea on Sunday to the conscience of Senate Republicans, asking them to defy Donald Trump and refuse to ram through his nominee to the supreme court before the November election. Related: Rushing to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, McConnel...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Senate, US Congress, US constitution and civil liberties, Biden, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Trump, Robert Reich


Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Joe Biden accuses Trump and Republicans of 'abuse of power' – live

Trump promises to nominate woman within a week‘I will fight!’: mourners’ vow at supreme court vigilRobert Reich: For McConnell, power trumps principleObituary: ‘Formidably clever with a superhuman capacity for work’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 8.26pm BST A majority of Americans want the winner of November’s presidential election to name the successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the supreme court, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday.The national poll, conducted after ...
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White House bars FDA commissioner from testifying before House committee

President Donald Trump listens as Dr. Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, speaks during a media briefing in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Alex Brandon The White House blocked FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn from testifying before the Energy and Commerce Committee, a White House spokesperson confirmed to Politico.  Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. and Democratic Rep. Anna G. Eshoo raised ...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Republican Lisa Murkowski will not support filling vacancy before election – live

Trump promises to nominate woman within a week‘I will fight!’: mourners’ vow at supreme court vigilRobert Reich: For McConnell, power trumps principleObituary: ‘Formidably clever with a superhuman capacity for work’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 5.20pm BST Alaska Republican senator Lisa Murkowski says she will not support appointing a nominee to fill the supreme court vacancy following Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. Here’s the full Sen. @lisamurkowski statement: pic.twitter.com/jlzOsTq...
Tags: Supreme Court, Republicans, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Senate, US Congress, US constitution and civil liberties, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Trump, Lisa Murkowski, McConnell, Trump Administration


Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Hillary Clinton sees 'very dangerous point in US history' – live

Trump promises to nominate woman within a week‘I will fight!’: mourners’ vow at supreme court vigilRobert Reich: For McConnell, power trumps principleObituary: ‘Formidably clever with a superhuman capacity for work’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 4.29pm BST Ted Cruz delved deep into the history books, and threw in a plug for his own forthcoming book on the supreme court for good measure, as he attempted to justify Republican efforts to move quickly to vote on Donald Trump’s choice for...
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Judge blocks Trump bid to remove WeChat from stores over China fears

San Francisco judge cites free speech concernsTrump backs TikTok Oracle deal which may include WalmartA US judge has blocked the Trump administration from to remove Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat for downloads by late on Sunday.US magistrate judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said in an order that WeChat users who filed a lawsuit “have shown serious questions going to the merits of the first amendment claim, the balance of hardships tips in the plaintiffs’ favor.“ Continue reading...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Washington braced for supreme court fight – live

Trump promises to nominate woman within a week‘I will fight!’: mourners’ vow at supreme court vigilRobert Reich: For McConnell, power trumps principleObituary: ‘Formidably clever with a superhuman capacity for work’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 1.24pm BST The internet duly lit up on Saturday after Donald Trump, speaking to reporters on leaving the White House for a rally in North Carolina, illustrated his promise to pick a woman for the supreme court with hand gestures which appeare...
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Trump threw stimulus checks back into play and called for a large economic aid package — but Republicans still aren't backing more spending

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Trump called on Republicans to back more spending, but he's appeared to sway very few GOP senators. Many Republican senators staunchly oppose more federal spending, citing the debt. "The core disagreement: Are we trying to get the economy back up and running or should we keep it shut down?" conservative economist Oren Cass told Business Insider. The impasse threatens to prolong the downturn for millions of people still receiving unemployment benefits. Visit Business...
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US airlines facing ‘Thelma and Louise’ moment as government aid set to expire

Funding used to protect workers will expire on 30 September, and airlines have already announced huge layoffsUS airlines are facing what one leading analyst calls a “Thelma and Louise” moment as the industry approaches a government-funding deadline that could decide its future.On 30 September a government aid packages used to protect workers expires, the airlines have already announced huge layoffs but what comes next could be even worse. Continue reading...
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Supreme court: Democrats rally in bid to stop Trump filling Ginsburg's seat

President, McConnell and Graham: nomination will proceedSenate minority leader Schumer: ‘Nothing is off the table’Opinion: Democrats can still have the last laughThe resistance movement forged in the early days of Donald Trump’s presidency now faces perhaps its greatest challenge: keeping open a supreme court vacancy that, if filled, will cement a conservative majority for decades to come. Related: Rushing to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, McConnell shows power trumps principle Continue reading...
Tags: World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Senate, Graham, US Congress, US constitution and civil liberties, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Trump, Ginsburg, Schumer, McConnell, Trump Administration


Trump Is NOT Banning TikTok Because This Comedy Is TOO GOOD TO BAN!!

Okay, TikTok not getting banned has less to do with its comedy and more to do with politics and money - BUT I’M SO HAPPY THE APP IS HERE TO STAY SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO WATCH THESE CREATORS SUCCEED Not to start off on a totally dark note, but I wish Trump cared as much about the pandemic as he does about TikTok. So... Trump was able to force TikTok to divest to a U.S. company in 90 days with no real evidence that TikTok was actually a national security threat, but we’re 7 months and 200K ...
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Trump says he approves TikTok Oracle deal which may include Walmart

President says he will allow Chinese-owned app in US Walmart could acquire stake and seat on global boardDonald Trump has said he “approves a deal in concept” that will allow TikTok to continue to operate in the US, after . Related: China attacks US 'bullying' over ban on Tiktok and WeChat Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Media, China, US, Social Media, Walmart, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, US politics, US national security, Digital Media, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration, Tiktok


President Trump reportedly has approved the Oracle deal for TikTok’s US operations

President Donald Trump said has has given his stamp of approval “in concept” on the Oracle bid for the U.S. operations of the wildly popular social media app, TikTok, according to a report from Bloomberg. According to the Bloomberg report Trump said, “I have given the deal my blessing,” as he left the White House for a campaign rally in North Carolina on Saturday. “I approved the deal in concept,” Trump reportedly said. The spinout of TikTok’s U.S. operations from its parent company Byte...
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Envelope containing ricin was sent to White House, report says

Envelope with poison was believed to have come from Canada and was intercepted before reaching mail roomAn envelope containing the poison ricin was sent to the White House, the New York Times on Saturday.The newspaper said law enforcement believed the envelope, which was intercepted before reaching the White House mail room, was sent from Canada. Continue reading...
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China attacks US 'bullying' over ban on Tiktok and WeChat

Donald Trump’s decision to ban downloads of the Chinese-owned platform prompts realignment of tech spaceChina has accused the United States of “bullying” and suggested it may take unspecified countermeasures after Washington banned downloads of popular video app TikTok and effectively blocked the use of the Chinese super-app WeChat.“China urges the US to abandon bullying, cease (its) wrongful actions and earnestly maintain fair and transparent international rules and order,” a statement by the C...
Tags: Technology, Washington, China, US, US news, United States, Donald Trump, Trump Administration, Chinese Ministry of Commerce, Tiktok


Michigan Needs to Punt Peters Out of the Senate

John James for the Senate in Michigan Michigan – -(AmmoLand.com)- Michigan is one state where you think Senators would not think of a course of action that fails to respect the Second Amendment. Sadly, that is not the case with either Debbie Stabenow or Gary Peters. In 2018, John James didn’t beat Stabenow, but he came within seven points – polls had shown Stabenow with as much as a 17-point margin. Aside from his 2018 Senate run, James is a newcomer to politics. After that race, he was consi...
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'Stay calm!': US TikTok users prepare for world without newly banned app

Donald Trump’s decision to ban downloads of the Chinese-owned platform prompts realignment of tech spaceTikTok users in the United States have reacted with a collective shrug to Donald Trump’s decision to ban new downloads of the video-sharing app, but many are already planning an exit to other platforms should the clampdown lead to an outright ban.“Oh my God! Ok! It’s happening! Everybody stay calm!” TikToker Nick Foster told his 577,000 followers, dubbing a video of himself with audio of actor...
Tags: Technology, US, US news, United States, Steve Carell, Donald Trump, Nick Foster, Trump Administration, Tiktok


Commerce Department To Ban TikTok, WeChat Downloads In U.S.

(CNN) — The Commerce Department plans to restrict access to TikTok and WeChat on Sunday as the Trump administration’s executive orders against the two apps are set to take effect. The Department said Friday that as of Sunday, any moves to distribute or maintain WeChat or TikTok on an app store will be prohibited. Apple and Google didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. While users who have already downloaded the apps may be able to continue using the software, the restrictions mean u...
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The White House botched a deal to lower prescription prices because drug companies wouldn't budge on its request to pay for $100 gift cards that would've been mailed to seniors before the election

President Donald Trump's healthcare agenda includes lowering prescription drug prices and tackling surprise medical bills. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images The Trump administration botched a deal with drug companies to lower the price of prescription medications because it wanted the industry to pay for $100 gift cards that would have been sent to seniors before the November elections, reported on Friday.  The proposed $150 billion deal would have addressed out-of-pocket consumer cos...
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Gaming companies are reportedly the next targets in the US government’s potentially broader Tencent purge

Some of the biggest names in online gaming in the United States have received letters from the U.S. government requesting information about their relationship with the multibillion-dollar Chinese technology company, Tencent, according to reports. Even as the U.S. Department of Commerce moves to block new downloads of the Chinese company’s popular messaging and payment app, WeChat, it has sent out letters to U.S. gaming companies like Epic Games, Riot Games, and others about their data-securit...
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Gaming companies are reportedly the next targets in the US government’s Tencent purge

Some of the biggest names in online gaming in the United States have received letters from the U.S. government requesting information about their relationship with the multibillion-dollar Chinese technology company, Tencent, according to reports. Even as the U.S. Department of Commerce moves to block new downloads of the Chinese company’s popular messaging and payment app, WeChat, it has sent out letters to U.S. gaming companies like Epic Games, Riot Games, and others about their data-securit...
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All the ex-Trump officials who have publicly vowed not to vote for him in November

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 has experienced record-setting turnover during his time in office. Many of these former officials have not only gone on to publicly criticize the president, but also create anti-Trump groups and voice their support for Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden. The list of ex-Trump employees who say they will n...
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CDC makes U-turn on Covid testing guidelines that prompted backlash

Agency now says all contacts of known carrier should get testedPrevious advice was reportedly rewritten by Trump officialsThe most prominent US agency for delivering public health advice on Friday reversed key guidelines about who should get tested for coronavirus that were published just a month ago. Related: Trump under fire for 'shocking' Covid failures as ex-adviser turns against him Continue reading...
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While TikTok is getting the most attention, Trump's ban will eviscerate WeChat, which serves as a lifeline to China for the app's millions of US users

A WeChat logo is displayed in Guangzhou, China. Bobby Yip/Reuters The Trump administration will ban the use of chat and payments app WeChat for users in the US beginning September 20.  The ban is part of an order from the US Commerce Department that will prohibit new downloads and app updates of WeChat and video app TikTok over fears that the apps' user data can be accessed by the Chinese government.  But the ban has far-reaching implications for WeChat: While TikTok will still be usable i...
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Trump to ban US downloads of TikTok and WeChat

Government to ban WeChat on Sunday to ‘safeguard national security of the US’, while TikTok to be banned by 12 November The US government will ban downloads of the Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok and the use of China’s popular messaging and payments app WeChat to “safeguard the national security of the United States”. Related: 'He’s paying attention to people like us': Trump’s messages resonate in Wisconsin
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CDC coronavirus testing guidelines were published despite objection of scientists

Scientists disagreed with recommendations, including one advising people without symptoms had no need to be tested, report saysA key set of guidelines for who should get tested for coronavirus that was issued last month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was reportedly published on the agency’s website over the strong objection of CDC scientists. Related: Coronavirus live news: Iran in grip of 'third wave' of Covid pandemic; Israel begins second lockdown Continue reading....
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CDC was made to publish watered-down Covid testing guidelines – report

Advice not to test people without symptoms, even if they had been exposed to virus, contradicted agency’s previous positionGuidance about coronavirus testing posted in August on the website of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was not written by the agency’s scientists and was posted despite their objections, the New York Times has reported, citing people familiar with the matter and internal documents.The guidance deemed it unnecessary to test people with no symptoms of Co...
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