Last Updated: 11:09 GMT Friday, 18 Sep. 2020

US ruling on China’s alleged yuan undervaluation could stoke further rift in relations

As the Trump administration intensifies its economic pressure on China, analysts are wondering if the yuan’s exchange rate will be dragged back into the middle of the dispute.The US is due to conclude its preliminary investigation into whether the yuan is being undervalued to give Chinese exporters an advantage on ...
Karen Yeung / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:00:19

Trump's $100 Million Mistake: How Retaining Ownership Of His Hotels Cost The President A Fortune

Don't be fooled: Trump's properties in D.C. and Miami may look like cash cows, but in reality, they are money pits.
Dan Alexander, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:00:00

Biden frames campaign as 'Scranton vs. Park Avenue'

During a Thursday town hall, Joe Biden says he views his campaign against Donald Trump's campaign as Scranton vs. Park Avenue. The panel discusses the effectiveness of this message.
MSNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:46:08

US election poll tracker: Will Donald Trump or Joe Biden win 2020 presidency?

Bruno Riddy / Telegraph   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:45:42

Where Trump Spends His Time

New York Times: "Not counting Maryland, where Air Force One is based, or states where he has properties (New York, New Jersey, Florida and Virginia), Mr. Trump has spent about [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:42:51

On Heels Of Accord With Bahrain And UAE, Israel Seeks $8 Billion In U.S. Weapons

Even as the ink was drying on a peace accord involving Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu presented Trump with a "wish list" of $8 billion in arms he wanted authorized for purchase, including stealth jets, bunker-busting bombs and tilt-rotor aircraft.
Sebastien Roblin, Contributor / Forbes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:40:11

Virus Pulls Down Trump and GOP

New New York Times/Siena polls: Arizona: Biden 49%, Trump 40% Maine: Biden 55%, Trump 38% North Carolina: Biden 45%, Trump 44% U.S. Senate races: Arizona: Kelly 50%, McSally 42% Maine: [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:36:39

Pessimists Have Been Saying "America is Doomed" For Centuries

Maurizio Valsania Politics, Americas Conditional pessimists evoke images of turbulence and peril. But they call on America to be its best self. Pessimism looms large in America today. It's not just because of Donald Trump, the vicar of fear and violence. It's COVID-19, a faltering economy, the growing power of ...
Maurizio Valsania / National Interest   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:30:00

Fauci says he will take responsibility if a coronavirus vaccine rolled out in the US is faulty

In comments to media outlets Thursday Fauci sought to reassure the public amid a dispute between Trump and the CDC over vaccines.
Tom Porter / Business Insider   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:29:25

PolStudiesAssoc: "Unlike Trump, who eventually admitted the severity of the pandemic, #Bolsonaro remains steadfast in his views and in his attacks on governors who maintain lockdown measures."

Profile Image: Link To Tweet: Author: Author ID: 274027851Tweet Contents: "Unlike Trump, who eventually admitted the severity of the pandemic, #Bolsonaro remains steadfast in his views and in his attacks on governors who maintain lockdown measures." @larissapolitics on Brazil's response to #COVID19, for the @PolStudiesAssoc Date: Friday, September 18, 2020 ...
compucorp_admin / Political Studies Association   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:22:18

Trump targeted both WeChat and TikTok with US bans – why then is Tencent’s app getting an easier ride to date?

With the date of a proposed US ban on Chinese social apps TikTok and WeChat rapidly approaching, and with the former scrambling to put together a deal with Oracle Corp, it looks like WeChat is being given an easier ride by the Trump administration to date.And analysts say this is ...
Iris Deng,Celia Chen / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:15:05

Women in Suburbia Don't Seem Too Worried About Its Destruction

President Trump has sought to fan fears about lower property values and crime, but polls suggest his general statements are not resonating locally.
Emily Badger / NY Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:04:41

Trump retreats from television ads amid campaign cash crunch

President shifts to digital marketing as rival Biden dominates the airwaves
FT   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:00:51

Ray Dalio book reveals top negotiator Liu He feared ‘tit-for-tat escalations’ before US-China trade war began

When China’s top trade negotiator, Vice-Premier Liu He, walked into the Oval Office to meet US President Donald Trump in May 2018, he was not concerned so much with the outlook of trade negotiations as he was with the potential for escalating disputes between the world’s two largest economies.That bit ...
Sidney Leng / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:00:07

The Cult of Presidential

We live in an anxious society almost pathologically obsessed with leadership. Self-help books package its secrets for frustrated middle managers. Websites offer listicles of tips for how to make leaders of your children. ("Teach them to be winners," suggests Inc.com. "Surround them with leaders," offers Lifehack.org, threateningly.) Universities offer undergraduate ...
John Patrick Leary / New Republic   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:00:00

Trump's Northern Ireland envoy warns of 'hard border by accident'

Lack of border on the island must be maintained, Mick Mulvaney says.
Merlin Sugue / Politico   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:58:05

Religious Voters Aren't Flocking to Biden, Poll Critics Argue

"Blessed are the peacemakers," Vice President Mike Pence tweeted Tuesday, heralding the White House signing of the historic peace deal between two Arab nations and Israel, which the Trump administration helped broker. The statement wasn't out of character for the vice president, a devout evangelical Christian who regularly cites Scripture ...
Susan Crabtree / Real Clear Politics   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:57:47

On 'Russian Bounties,' Media Amplify Biden Talking Points

The story about President Trump allegedly ignoring reports that Russians were paying the Taliban bounties for killing American soldiers is nearly three months old and the facts have been in dispute since the moment it was reported. Yet, the story was given new life this week for no apparent reason ...
Mark Hemingway / Real Clear Politics   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:57:27

Susan Collins Is Donald Trump's Essential Ally in the Senate

John Nichols The senator makes a big deal about refusing to say whether she'll vote for Trump in November. But she's already given him the votes he needs. The post Susan Collins Is Donald Trump's Essential Ally in the Senate appeared first on The Nation .
John Nichols / The Nation   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:45:40

Trump's Northern Ireland envoy warns Boris Johnson not to create a hard border 'by accident'

Mick Mulvaney expressed concern that Johnson's plan for Northern Ireland might inadvertently bring back a physical border with the Republic.
Adam Payne / Business Insider   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:43:28

Scramble to keep TikTok alive in the US as Trump-imposed deadline looms

Walmart could reportedly play a role in a new American version of TikTok as a deadline approaches for the app's Chinese owners to either sell or restructure the platform in the US. Also, the head of the UN's food agency calls on the world's billionaires to chip in to help ...
Cole STANGLER / France 24   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:33:44

Faith and Labor Movements Are Bridging Trump's Racial Divide With Hope and Love

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Richard Trumka The president's lies and fearmongering don't lead to inevitable decline. We can push back. The post Faith and Labor Movements Are Bridging Trump's Racial Divide With Hope and Love appeared first on The Nation .
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Richard Trumka / The Nation   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:30:24

Twitter Expects Changes to Misinformation Labels Through Election Day

Warnings, most prominently used for posts by President Trump, have easy workarounds; the U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans layoffs; and more in Washington Wire.
WSJ   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:30:00

Hear from outgoing US ambassador to China

Speaking to CNN's David Culver in Beijing, China, the outgoing US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad denounced Beijing's initial handling of coronavirus, saying that "what could have been contained in Wuhan ended up becoming a worldwide pandemic."
CNN   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:15:42

Virus Pulls Down Trump, Poll Shows, and G.O.P. Senators Suffer With Him

A New York Times/Siena College survey showed Joe Biden leading President Trump by wide margins in Maine and Arizona, and effectively tied in North Carolina. Susan Collins trailed her Democratic rival in Maine's Senate race.
Alexander Burns and Matt Stevens / NY Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:00:31

American Athletes Can Decide This Year's Election

Robert Lipsyte In a year of marked by mass uprisings and the Covid pandemic, Trump depends on sports to project a sense of normality. Will the players comply? The post American Athletes Can Decide This Year's Election appeared first on The Nation .
Robert Lipsyte / The Nation   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:00:27

Is America Strong Enough to Confront Our Racist Past?

Trump's promotion of patriotic education is based on the idea that we're too weak to admit our shortcomings.
Nancy LeTourneau / Political Animal   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:00:20

How Culpable Is Trump, and How Dangerous is QAnon?

A debate about the Woodward revelations, and conversation with Charlie Warzel about the conspiracy.
NY Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:00:17

CNN Sums Up Donald Trump's Lack Of Scientific Credentials With 1 Stinging Graphic

"He also lies about everything from crowd sizes to injecting disinfectant, so there's that," said anchor John Berman.
Huffington Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:52:08

Former Pence adviser says Trump bungled virus and she's for Biden

Trump once suggested that COVID-19 might be a good thing because it would stop him from having to shake hands with "disgusting people", Olivia Troye said.
Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:08:42

Donald Trump's Latest Coronavirus Comment Slammed As 'So Cruel And Cynical'

The president reportedly said he'd no longer "have to shake hands with these disgusting people" because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Huffington Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:05:59

Why Biden and Trump are both headed to Minnesota to battle for the middle class

Twin campaign visits to Minnesota Friday by President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will focus on who is more trusted on jobs and manufacturing.
Bart Jansen and Michael Collins, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:00:00

Trump announces new round of farm aid in Wisconsin

Seeking Alpha   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:58:07

Former top Pence aide slams Trump and endorses Biden

CNN   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:55:16

Trump envoy to Northern Ireland warns against hard border

Mick Mulvaney says US wants to see terms of Belfast Agreement preserved
Irish Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:47:50

Why has the U.S. COVID-19 response been so bad? Jared Kushner, Vanity Fair suggests.

President Trump and his White House say they've done a great job responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, but by most metrics, including cases and deaths , the U.S. resembles a failed state. Vanity Fair 's Katherine Eban "wanted to better understand how the U.S., with its advanced medical systems, unmatched ...
The Week   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:33:00

Trump's New Campaign Strategy: Declare The Election Illegitimate

S.V. Date / Huffington Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:24:42

Trump blames protests on 'radical' schooling about slavery and racism

Trump denounced school curricula that emphasize the impact of slavery and racism on American history.
Japan Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:08:24

Trump promotes 'patriotic education' in appeal to conservative base

Trump said a new decree would create a commission that would "encourage our educators to teach our children about the miracle of American history."
Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:06:12

Fauci says he knew the ex-Pence aide who blasted Trump and called her a 'a good person'

Ex-Pence aide Olivia Troye spoke in a scathing ad, released Thursday, condemning the Trump administration for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lauren Frias / Business Insider   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:45:03

The White House is expected to announce massive disaster relief for Puerto Rico 3 years after Trump tossed paper towels to survivors of Hurricane Maria

While visiting the island in 2017 following the hurricane, Trump threw paper towels into a crowd of reporters and hurricane survivors.
Sarah Al-Arshani / Business Insider   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:22:52

FBI chief counters Trump, says antifa an ideology, not a group

FBI Director Chris Wray told lawmakers on Thursday that antifa is an ideology, not an organisation, delivering testimony that puts him at odds with President Donald Trump, who has said he would designate it a terror group.Wray did not dispute that antifa activists were a serious concern, saying that antifa ...
Associated Press / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:16:48

Singapore worried about growing U.S.-China divide even beyond Trump

U.S. political and economic interests in Southeast Asia will not change regardless of who wins the presidential election in November, Singapore Minister for Trade and ...
Japan Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:08:26

Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

Will Weissert And Kathleen Hennessey - The Associated Press / Toronto Star   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:47:15

Biden shows the qualities Trump lacks at CNN town hall

CNN   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:37:53

Trump Administration Wrote Controversial US Agency Guidelines On Testing: Report

President Donald Trump's administration posted controversial recommendations on coronavirus testing to the US health agency's website against its objections, the New York Times reported Thursday. The guidelines, which said testing was not necessary for people who were exposed to Covid-19 but not displaying symptoms, were criticized when they were issued ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:28:43

Austrian minister corrects Trump’s ‘forest city’ claim, says we don’t have ‘exploding trees’

The Austrian government has spoken up to correct US President Donald Trump’s claim that people in its country live in “forest recently cited Austria and other European countries as models of good forest management that US states like California, which has seen devastating wildfires lately, should learn from.Calling in to ...
Associated Press / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:21:09

At town hall, Biden blasts Trump's 'criminal' virus response

Alexandra Jaffe And Will Weissert - The Associated Press / Toronto Star   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:18:23

Trump tweets he hopes to talk to Suga 'soon'

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. You have a great life story! I know you will do a tremendous job for Japan and for the world," ...
Japan Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:08:24

Biden: 'I've benefited' from being white, offers stark contrast to Trump on race

"Sure, I've benefited just because I don't have to go through what my Black brothers and sisters have had to go through," Biden said.
Savannah Behrmann, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:08:15

Federal Judge Blocks Postal Service Changes That Slowed Mail

The judge noted after a hearing that President Trump had repeatedly attacked voting by mail
Gene Johnson / AP / Time   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:56:49

Trump heats up culture war in appeal to Wisconsin voters

Zeke Miller - The Associated Press / Toronto Star   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:46:29

New York Sixth-Graders' Online Class Hacked With Porn, Trump Photos; Inside Job Suspected

The hijacking of a New York City intermediate school's online class with pornographic materials and photos of President Donald Trump may be an inside job, said Richard Carranza, chancellor of the city's Department of Education. During New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's daily press briefing, the chancellor said they ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:42:41

Analysis: Biden shows the qualities Trump lacks at CNN Town Hall

Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Thursday showed the empathy and fact-based thinking at a CNN Town Hall that President Donald Trump has been lacking, both at his own similar event two days before and throughout his botched management of a pandemic that has killed nearly 200,000 Americans.
CNN   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:36:27

TikTok Accepts Deal Revisions as Trump Prepares to Review Proposal

The video app is also looking for a new chief executive and has talked to candidates including a founder of Instagram.
David McCabe, Erin Griffith, Ana Swanson and Mike Isaac / NY Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:30:02

US seeks to pressure Russia into nuclear weapons treaty concessions before election

The Trump administration is threatening Russia that they could increase the cost of extending the one remaining nuclear weapons treaty between the two countries if Moscow does not commit to meeting US demands, including agreeing to stronger verification measures, before the American presidential election in November.
CNN   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:12:52

Working to make a decision on Tiktok: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said he has spoken with the leadership team of Walmart and Oracle as part of his decision-making process on TikTok, the Chinese video-sharing social networking service.
Times of India   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:08:32

Flight 93 Forever

Danielle Pletka, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, has announced that while she never considered voting for Donald Trump in 2016, she may well do so this year. She is being driven to this extremity, she says, by the "hard left ideologues" of the Democratic Party. Judging by chatter ...
Mona Charen / Real Clear Politics   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:06:01

Steve Schmidt: Trump is a 'dime store slurring Mussolini'

Steve Schmidt reacts to Trump's Constitution Day speech, criticized as one of the darkest of his presidency, where Trump leveled political broadsides at 'the Left' and talked about 'patriotic education' all while inside the National Archives steps from
MSNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:04:10

Trump, QAnon, Russia: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube brace for a turbulent election and post-election cycle

It's election crunch time for Facebook and Twitter whose platforms were used to amplify falsehoods, conspiracy theories and divisive messages in 2016.
Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:01:03

Inside my virtual Trump diner

We should expand who we include in our snapshot of 'real American voters' this election year
FT   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:00:06

Clyburn torches Barr for comparing Covid-19 quarantine to slavery

After Trump's AG Barr compared Covid-19 quarantine to slavery, Democratic Rep. James Clyburn called that comment "one of the most ridiculous, tone-dear, godawful things" he's ever heard.
MSNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:57:53

Don Lemon: Trump doesn't recognize threat of white supremacists

While testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee, FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers that white supremacists are the largest group of racially motivated domestic terrorists.
CNN   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:43:01

Biden: 'I've benefited' from being white, offers stark comparison to Trump saying he does not

"Sure, I've benefited just because I don't have to go through what my Black brothers and sisters have had to go through," Biden said.
Savannah Behrmann, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:37:05

Trump will not attend United Nations General Assembly meeting in person during pandemic

Trump has in the past often used his address at the United Nations General Assembly to frame his foreign policy in domestic terms.
John Fritze, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:34:03

'Tactical parade' rides across Utah town waving guns and flags for Constitution Day

A "tactical parade" featuring plenty of guns and "Trump 2020" gear rode through St. George Thursday as part of a Constitution Day event.
Kaitlyn Bancroft, St. George Spectrum & Daily News / USA Today   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:31:38

TikTok IPO Expected If Trump Approves Oracle, Walmart Deal; Valuation Could Be $50B

Chinese internet giant ByteDance plans to do a TikTok initial public offering (IPO) within the year on a U.S. stock exchange to keep control of its popular video-sharing subsidiary as a publicly traded company. The IPO, however, hinges on a decision President Donald Trump will make in the next few ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:29:49

Trump Announces a New Round of Farm Aid in Battleground Wisconsin

President Trump unveiled $13 billion in new aid to farmers facing economic harm from the coronavirus pandemic as he aimed to boost support among rural voters at a campaign rally.
WSJ   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:22:00

Biden says Trump should step down as Covid-19 deaths near 200,000

In dueling prime time events - Biden's calm, socially-distanced town hall in Pennsylvania and Trump's unhinged, packed Wisconsin rally - the differences between the 2020 candidates has rarely ever been so clear. Ashley Parker of The Washington Post reacts
MSNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:19:19

Fmr. WH official: Pence aide had the 'mark of courage' to denounce Trump

David Frum tells Lawrence O'Donnell that Olivia Troye's condemnation of Trump will change her life forever. The enmity she has created within the GOP will last the rest of her professional life. That, he argues, shows how brave Troye was to come forward.
MSNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:18:59

Trump seeks to energize rural voters key to 2016 success in Wisconsin campaign rally

Kicking off three days of campaigning, Trump will speak to supporters at an airport in Mosinee, Wisconsin, a state he won by less than 1 point in 2016.
John Fritze, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:18:41

Mary Trump: 'Nobody tells as many lies on purpose' as Pres. Trump

Mary Trump, Donald Trump's niece, joins Lawrence O'Donnell to explain how Donald Trump's lies are and why he should be fact-checked in real time, especially on the debate stage.
MSNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:14:10

Trump Will Not Attend UN General Assembly In Person

US President Donald Trump will not attend next week's UN General Assembly gathering in person, his chief of staff told journalists aboard Air Force One Thursday, according to a pool report.
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:12:19

Mary Trump: 'Deeply delusional' that Donald Trump has been treated unfairly his whole life

Mary Trump, Donald Trump's niece, joins Lawrence O'Donnell to explain why it's so to hear her uncle "play the victim" when he's been given advantages and privileges his whole life.
MSNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:07:28

Biden dismisses Trump’s Covid-19 vaccine just weeks away claim, warns president can’t be trusted

US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday bluntly contradicted President Donald Trump’s suggestion that a coronavirus vaccine may be only weeks away, warning Americans they cannot trust the president’s word.“The idea that there’s going to be a vaccine and everything’s gonna be fine tomorrow – it’s just not rational, ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:05:32

Trump's Northern Ireland envoy issues border warning

Former White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says Good Friday peace deal must be
FT   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:00:05

Scranton vs. Park Avenue: Biden leans into his working class roots to draw a contrast with Trump

Joe Biden embraced his blue collar roots and his political centrism on Thursday night during a town hall hosted by CNN in his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
CNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:58:47

Working-class Roots, Empathy On Display As Biden Commands Town Hall

Joe Biden on Thursday lashed President Donald Trump over his "close to criminal" handling of the coronavirus as the Democrat fielded questions from voters impacted by the pandemic in a state that is key to his election hopes. Returning to the gritty city of his birth, the former vice president ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:52:56

Bob Woodward Clashes With Fox News Host Over His Conclusions About Trump

"Dana, have you been able to read the book? The evidence is overwhelming," the "Rage" author told Dana Perino.
Huffington Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:48:11

Biden calls Trump 'totally irrational': US election news

At town hall in Pennsylvania, Biden says Trump's inept response to COVID 'close to criminal', Trump speaks in Wisconsin
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:41:26

Biden promises Russia will 'pay a price' for election meddling while Trump rails against his own FBI director

Trump attacked FBI Director Christopher Wray for testifying on Thursday that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election to undermine Biden.
Grace Panetta / Business Insider   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:34:13

Judge may temporarily halt Trump's WeChat ban

Our Foreign Staff / Telegraph   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:33:39

'It will destroy our country': Trump targets school curriculums that aim to teach truth about slavery

President Donald Trump painted a grim and divisive portrait of the state of American education on Thursday, claiming that anything from elementary schools to colleges are being overrun by "radical" teachers bent on destroying "our children" with "Marxist doctrines."The president was talking about an educational framework known as critical race ...
Guest Voice / Moderate Voice   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:30:30

Election 2020 Forecast: Can Trump Lose Popular Vote, Win Electoral College Again?

The 2020 elections may see another historic win for President Donald Trump as a new poll suggested he has an 11% chance of winning the Electoral College despite losing the popular vote. According to a survey by FiveThirtyEight, former Vice President Joe Biden's lead has narrowed to seven percentage points ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:28:46

Biden admits at CNN town hall that he's benefited from white privilege

The journalist Bob Woodward asked President Donald Trump whether he's experienced white privilege. "No, I don't feel that at all," Trump replied.
Oma Seddiq / Business Insider   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:25:15

Five Countries Are Weighing Normalized Ties to Israel, Trump Aide Says

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said that five other countries were considering entering into the peace deal signed this week between the U.S., Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Mr. Meadows, speaking to reporters Thursday, declined to identify what countries would join the deal, which aims to ...
WSJ   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:25:00

Biden, Facing Voters in a 2020 Rarity, Attacks Trump From a Battleground State

At a town hall event near Scranton, Pa., the Democratic nominee played up his local roots as he sought to connect with voters after many months off the campaign trail during the pandemic.
Katie Glueck / NY Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:24:54

Biden lashes Trump over his 'close to criminal' COVID-19 response

Biden also bluntly contradicted Trump's suggestion that a coronavirus vaccine may be only weeks away, warning Americans they cannot trust the President's word.
Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:12:29

FBI director contradicts Trump, calls antifa an 'ideology' not organization

Chrs Wray said of antifa:"It's not a group or an organization. It's a movement or... This post FBI director contradicts Trump, calls antifa an 'ideology' not organization first appeared on HEDGE accordingly.
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:10:47

Trump Leans Hard Into Culture War Issues During Speech, Calls For 'Patriotic Education' In Schools

With the election and debates approaching, President Trump has leaned hard into culture war issues. In a speech Thursday at the National Archives Museum, Trump called for "patriotic education" in public schools and railed against "cancel culture." "We are here today to declare that we will never submit to tyranny," ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:10:05

Fact check: There's no evidence Donald Trump helped with 9/11 response

President Trump has made many dubious claims about his involvement in 9/11 response efforts. We conclude a meme about that is missing context.
Matthew Brown, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:09:55

Betsy DeVos's Former Chief Of Staff Joins Anti-Trump Group

Josh Venable joined REPAIR, a group of former and current Trump administration officials who oppose the president's reelection.
Huffington Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:08:38

Biden Blasts Trump's 'Criminal' Response To Coronavirus

The 2020 Democratic nominee went after the president again and again during a CNN town hall over his "totally irresponsible" handling of COVID-19.
Huffington Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:07:38

Analysis: Why Trump's best news of the week may not pay off

The UAE-Bahrain-Israel normalisation deals are unlikely to boost Trump's campaign, and he's partly to blame.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:01:55

Fact check: False meme attributes Trump quote about taking guns and due process to Kamala Harris

A quote from President Trump about taking guns and due process has been falsely attributed to Kamala Harris in memes online. The claim is false.
Matthew Brown, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:00:40

Former top Pence aide says White House officials wanted to get rid of the coronavirus task force as the pandemic raged in April

Vice President Mike Pence's former top aide on the coronavirus task force says Trump showed a "flat-out disregard for human life."
Eliza Relman / Business Insider   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:57:55

Biden: Trump should step down over his Covid-19 response

During a CNN town hall with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called on President Donald Trump to resign, saying the President hasn't been honest with the American people about the coronavirus.
CNN   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:52:23

'We're As Good As Anybody Else': Biden Plays Up Lack Of Ivy Degree, Blasts Trump Wealth

'Who the hell thinks you have to have an Ivy League degree to be president,' Biden asked, saying people who 'inherited everything' are who he has a 'problem' with.
Andrew Solender, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:47:57

Election poll shows Biden leads Trump 45-40 pct in U.S. Arizona

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People's Daily   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:47:35

Trump Calls for 'Patriotic Education' to Defend American History From the Left

At the National Archives Museum, the president warned against a "radical movement" that has emerged from "decades of left-wing indoctrination in our schools."
Michael Crowley / NY Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:45:58

Fact Checking Biden

Daniel Dale fact checks Joe Biden at the CNN town hall this evening. "Biden is wrong that Trump held the Bible upside down at St. John's church. (This has become [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:42:45

'Good person,' 'Important to team': Fauci on fmr. Covid advisor who denounced Trump

Dr. Fauci on fmr. Pence aide who denounced Trump's pandemic response in blistering ad: "I think the American people should feel confidence in that-that a lot of people are looking at this very, very carefully to make sure that there's not political things
MSNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:36:45

Ex-Aide on Trump's Mishandling of Pandemic

Susan Glasser spoke with Olivia Troye, the former aide to Vice President Mike Pence, who said she was voting for Joe Biden because of President Trump's bungled coronavirus pandemic response. [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:35:37

Mitch McConnell, Senate Republicans Ram Through Trump Judicial Nominees As Stimulus Talks Stall

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., managed to push through six judicial appointments nominated by President Donald Trump over Tuesday and Wednesday, while much of the national attention has focused on stalled negotiations over a COVID-19 stimulus package. The judicial nominees will fill federal vacancies in states such as California ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:32:10

Trump Is Wrong: Vote-by-Mail Fraud Isn't Nearly as Easy You Believe

Charlotte Hill, Jake Grumbach Politics, Americas The Postal Service coordinates with state and local election departments to flag any ballots that deviate in even minor ways from typical procedure. Voter fraud is very rare, whether people vote in person or by mail. That much is clear from a large body ...
Charlotte Hill, Jake Grumbach / National Interest   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:30:00

Trump voter to Biden: Excuse me, if I could finish ...

During a CNN town hall with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, a small business owner and 2016 Trump voter asks Biden about decreasing regulatory burdens for farmers and small business owners.
CNN   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:29:12

GOP Megadonors Move to Rescue Trump

"Republican Party megadonors are racing to bail out President Donald Trump's cash-strapped reelection campaign, with a newly formed super PAC pouring a further $25 million into battleground states," Politico reports. [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:23:47

Giuliani Associate Lev Parnas Faces New Federal Fraud Charges

Parnas and Giuliani were part of the chain of events leading to President Trump's impeachment.
Elana Lyn Gross, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:12:30

Trump vs. Biden: What's at stake for banks

The future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Fed's supervisory regime for the biggest financial institutions, reform of the Community Reinvestment Act and a host of other industry-related issues are on the ballot this November.
American Banker   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:00:11

TikTok set to IPO globally if Trump approves deal with Oracle, Walmart

Oracle would own less than 20% of TikTok as the deal is structured now.
CNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:54:57

"Everyone Involved Should Face Jail Time": Trump Jr. Slams Nashville Officials For Concealing Low COVID-19 Numbers

"Everyone Involved Should Face Jail Time": Trump Jr. Slams Nashville Officials For Concealing Low COVID-19 Numbers Tyler Durden Thu, 09/17/2020 - 20:44 Donald Trump Jr. has weighed in over Nashville officials concealing the low number of COVID-19 cases in bars and restaurants. In a Thursday tweet, the president's son said ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:44:54

Biden On Brexit: Pro-EU And Pro-Irish

Joe Biden, with his defense of the Northern Ireland peace accord, has issued a warning to Britain over Brexit and support for an EU bruised by Donald Trump while making it clear he would preside over the Atlantic alliance. "We can't allow the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:44:39

US Pushes Large Arms Sale to Taiwan, Including Jet Missiles

The administration is proposing the packages as President Trump's strategists try to paint him as being tough on China despite soft actions earlier.
Edward Wong / NY Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:42:20

Trump Says His Only Failure In 'Phenomenal' Coronavirus Response Was 'Public Relations'

The president has argued people should trust a vaccine 'because of the great job we've done,' but polls show the majority of Americans disagree.
Andrew Solender, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:41:39

Echoing Decades of Fighting Over U.S. History Classrooms, President Trump Announces a Push for 'Patriotic Education'

President Trump said he would lead a charge to "reclaim our history"
Olivia B. Waxman / Time   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:34:51

Trump aims for an upset over Biden in Minnesota

The president and Democratic challenger will both campaign on the same day in the state where George Floyd was killed.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:34:35

Trump campaign denies 1997 assault claim against the president

Former model Amy Dorris says Trump groped her outside a bathroom in his VIP box at the US Open tennis tournament in NYC.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:27:02

Eric Trump Will Testify, But After Election

"Eric Trump, the president's son, said that he is willing to be questioned by New York state investigators examining the Trump Organization's financial practices - but not until after Election [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:23:21

For Trump, It's Not the United States, It's Red and Blue States

A statement by the president this week was an insight into how he views the country as composed of parts that either are for him or against him.
Peter Baker / NY Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:17:55

Rebuilding The U.S. Innovation Economy Requires Openness, Not Isolation: Dominic Ng

While much of the Trump administration's ire has been directed toward Chinese students and researchers, these measures have reduced U.S. access to global talent at large
Russell Flannery, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:17:43

The Projection Election

One of the Democratic drumbeats in the final days of the 2020 campaign is that Trump will refuse to concede the election, and that the military will have to evict him from the Oval Office. Indeed, the mannequin at the head of the ticket says that he is "absolutely convinced" ...
cpirrong / Streetwise Professor   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:11:58