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Rapper Lil Wayne and Trump Discuss Plan for Black America

“Just had a great meeting with (President Donald Trump) besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership,” the rapper tweeted, along with a photo of himself with Trump. “He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done.”

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Biden Proposes Reuniting Migrant Families on Day One of Presidency

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden‘s campaign in a new ad on Thursday pledged to form a task force that would reunite migrant families separated during the Trump administration. 

“On his first day as president, Joe Biden will issue an executive order creating a federal task force to reunite these children with their parents,” the one-minute long ad says. 

The spot, titled “Separated,” is running in the swing states of Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Nevada. 

The ad comes as Biden travels to Florida on Thursday as his campaign is working to improve his support among Latinos. 

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Hillary Clinton Revealed She is a NY Electoral College Elector

“I’m an elector in New York,” the 2016 Democratic nominee told SiriusXM’s “Signal Boost.” “I’m sure I’ll get to vote for Joe (Biden) and (Sen. Kamala Harris) in New York. So, that’s pretty exciting.”
Clinton has previously called for the abolition of the Electoral College, where electors directly vote on the president and vice president of the United States. She advocated for the president to be instead selected based on the US popular vote. Clinton won almost 2.9 million more votes than Donald Trump in 2016, but lost the election after Trump secured a majority of votes in the Electoral College.

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Kushner Boasted Trump for Getting Country ‘Back from the Doctors’

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, boasted in mid-April about how the President had cut out the doctors and scientists advising him on the unfolding coronavirus pandemic, comments that came as more than 40,000 Americans already had died from the virus, which was ravaging New York City.

In a taped interview on April 18, Kushner told legendary journalist Bob Woodward that Trump was “getting the country back from the doctors” in what he called a “negotiated settlement.” Kushner also proclaimed that the US was moving swiftly through the “panic phase” and “pain phase” of the pandemic and that the country was at the “beginning of the comeback phase.”

 

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President Trump Addresses Shooting in Philadelphia While Condemning the Rioting

“What I am witnessing is terrible and, frankly, the mayor or whoever it is that is allowing people to riot and loot and not stop them is also just a horrible thing,” Trump told reporters during a press conference at his Las Vegas hotel.

“I saw the event, everybody did. It was on television. It was a terrible event,” Trump continued. “I guess that is being looked at very strongly. The federal government is looking at it also but the rioting in Philadelphia, you have to stop it. They have to stop it. It is a local thing, as you know.”

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Florida GOP Senator Rick Scott Buys Six-Figure Ad for Trump

MIAMI — Florida GOP Sen. Rick Scott is rallying behind President Donald Trump in signature fashion: with a big TV ad buy.

Scott’s political committee announced Wednesday he was making a “significant six-figure buy” boosting Trump and attacking Democrats on the airwaves in the president’s must-win state, where the Republicans have been outgunned in spending in recent months.

Scott’s direct-to-camera ad isn’t only about advancing the president’s interests. It also raises the first-term senator’s profile as he seeks to become the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Scott — who has an eye on a potential presidential bid in 2024 and his own reelection that year — has run two other ads during this presidential cycle, one attacking Joe Biden that aired in Iowa and another attacking Sen. Bernie Sanders that aired in Miami.

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Obama Blasted Trump: ‘He’s Jealous of COVID’s Media Coverage’

Former President Obama on Tuesday blasted President Trump over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, mocking Trump’s concern over the media coverage of the virus and expressing disbelief that the White House is grappling with its second outbreak.

Obama made his second stop in recent days in Florida in an attempt to deliver the swing state for Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The Biden campaign has made Trump’s management of the public health crisis a centerpiece of his campaign, and Obama unleashed on the president at a drive-in rally in Orlando.

“What’s his closing argument? That people are too focused on COVID,” Obama said, referencing what has become a staple of Trump’s rallies and Twitter feed.

 

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Defamation Lawsuit Against Trump Proceeds After Judge Denies DOJ Request

A federal judge has denied the Justice Department’s attempt to intervene on President Trump’s behalf in a defamation lawsuit filed by a woman who alleges he sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s.

In her memoir published last year, writer E. Jean Carroll accused the president of raping her in the dressing room of a Manhattan department store more than two decades ago.

Trump denied the allegations and accused her of lying to sell books.

Carroll then sued Trump last year in state court in New York for defamation, contending he harmed her reputation with his counterclaims.

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30 Philadelphia Officers Injured in Protest of Black Man Killed

Police in Philadelphia shot and killed a Black man on Monday, triggering protests that saw at least 30 officers injured, officials said.

Police said they shot Walter Wallace Jr., 27, after responding to a call about a man armed with a knife.

The responding officers ordered Wallace “several times” to drop the knife and he continued to “advance towards” them, according to a statement. They then fired their weapons “multiple times,” shooting him in the chest and shoulder, and he was pronounced dead at the hospital just after 4 p.m., the statement added.

Wallace was recently married, and had seven children and one on the way, according to a statement from his cousin Carnell Hurley made on behalf of his family. He was shot in front of his mother and brother, Hurley said.

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Barrett Confirmed as Supreme Court Justice with 52-48 Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come.

Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even his own election. Democrats were unable to stop the outcome, Trump’s third justice on the court, as Republicans race to reshape the judiciary.

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Obama Will Campaign for Biden in Orlando on Tuesday

Former President Obama will headline a drive-in rally for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Orlando on Tuesday, marking his second appearance in Florida in three days.

Obama, who had stayed off the campaign trail for much of the year until last week, was in North Miami on Saturday to rally support for Biden’s presidential bid. The back-to-back visits to Florida come as the former vice president makes a last-minute push for votes in the nation’s largest swing state and one in which races are regularly decided by ultra-slim margins.

Recent polls show Biden with a slight, albeit statistically insignificant, edge over President Trump in Florida with a little more than a week to go before Election Day.

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Pence Refuses to Self-Quarantine But Does Change Plans After Outbreak

(CNN)Vice President Mike Pence, despite flouting public health guidelines by still campaigning after being exposed to people testing positive with coronavirus, is taking some precautions on the road.

At least five aides, including his bodyman and Marc Short, his chief of staff, tested positive, but Pence insists on maintaining an aggressive campaign schedule in the final week of the race. So far, Pence has tested negative for Covid, according to CNN reporting.
His decision to press ahead with travel plans that will have him crisscrossing the country runs contrary to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that recommend self-quarantine in the event of close contact with a Covid-19-positive person. And the move has drawn scrutiny given Pence’s role as head of the White House coronavirus task force.

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Senate Votes to Advance Amy Coney Barrett

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over a week before the presidential election.

Barrett’s confirmation on Monday was hardly in doubt, with majority Republicans mostly united in support behind President Donald Trump’s pick. But Democrats were poised to keep the Senate in session into the night in attempts to stall, arguing that the Nov. 3 election winner should choose the nominee to fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Early Voting Hits 58.6M, Surpassing 2016 Early and Absentee Votes

The number of people who have already voted in this year’s presidential election has surpassed the total number of people who submitted early or absentee ballots in 2016 – with nine days remaining until Election Day.

The Associated Press reported that the number of Americans who have voted early so far totaled roughly 58.6 million Sunday afternoon, a total that would continue to grow before the day’s end as many precincts across the country remain open.

Registered Democrats continue to lead registered Republicans with 51 percent to 31 percent of all votes cast, though the gap has closed slightly in recent days as early in-person voting has begun.

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Pharmacies Won’t Vaccinate Children Against Flu Despite Trump’s Administration Policy

(CNN)As a dark winter approaches with “twindemics” of Covid-19 and the flu, an effort by the Trump administration to increase the number of children receiving flu shots is not working, according to a CNN investigation.

In August, the administration issued a declaration authorizing pharmacists nationwide to give flu shots to children ages 3 and older, which most states have not allowed.
“Today’s action means easier access to lifesaving vaccines for our children, as we seek to ensure immunization rates remain high during the COVID-19 pandemic,” US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a press release.

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