Debate: Hickenlooper on protecting working women.
Debate: Hickenlooper on protecting working women.
President Trump continued to hail an experimental monoclonal antibody treatment as a “cure” for COVID-19, telling conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh in a Friday interview that it sped his recovery from the disease and was “better than a vaccine.” “I was not in great shape, but we have a medicine that healed me, that fixed me,” Trump said of the antibody “cocktail” manufactured by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Since being released on Monday from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he was treated for three days after being admitted with a high fever, chills and breathing problems, Trump has often pointed to the antibody therapy he undertook at the hospital as a “cure” for COVID-19.
The Delaware man charged in federal court with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has a long criminal history and was pardoned just last year by Delaware's governor for crimes dating to 1994, according to state records. Barry G. Croft Jr., 44, was taken into custody this week after being arrested by the FBI in Swedesboro, New Jersey. Croft made an initial appearance before a federal magistrate in Wilmington on Thursday.
Joe Biden on Friday again refused to state whether he would attempt to pack the Supreme Court if elected president, saying in an interview that voters “don't deserve” to know his position on the issue. Some Democrats have suggested the party attempt to pack the Supreme Court, or increase the number of justices on the bench, if the party wins the presidency and a Senate majority in the November elections. The proposal comes as Republicans attempt to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the court, solidifying a 6-3 conservative majority.
Former Republican Sen. Bob Dole, the 1996 GOP presidential nominee, said that he's "concerned" about anti-Trump sentiment among members on the Commission on Presidential Debates. On Twitter, Dole suggested the commission was "biased" and might not treat Trump fairly. The commission usually works behind the scenes, but the Oct. 15 presidential debate was thrown into turmoil by President Trump's coronavirus diagnosis.
A sitting Sheriff in Michigan who appeared on stage at an anti lockdown protest with one of the men arrested in the alleged foiled plot to kidnap Gov Gretchen Whitmer has said the plan may have been more of an “arrest”. The FBI said on Thursday it had broken up a militia plot to kidnap Gov Whitmer and six men have since been charged federally in the alleged plot. Brothers Micheal and William Null, who had ties to militia groups, were charged with material support for terrorist acts and possessing firearms in commission of a felony, WWMT reported.
Japan and Vietnam will allow short-term business travel with each other as they aim to boost their economies following travel curbs to rein in the coronavirus, the Yomiuri daily said on Saturday. The pact, which will take effect by the end of October at the earliest, follows similar steps to ease travel restrictions to Singapore and South Korea, the paper added. The two nations are considering a joint official announcement of the measures on a visit planned for mid-October by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to Vietnam, the paper Yomiuri said, without citing any sources.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said Saturday she has hopes for less tensions with China and in the region if Beijing will listen to Taipei's concerns, alter its approach and restart dialogue with the self-ruled island democracy. Speaking at Taiwan's National Day celebrations on Saturday, Tsai took note of recent remarks by Chinese leader Xi Jinping in a video message to the U.N. General Assembly that China would never seek hegemony, expansion or to establish a sphere of influence. “As countries in the region and around the world are now concerned about China's expanding hegemony, we hope this is the beginning of genuine change," Tsai said in her annual address at the Presidential Office in downtown Taipei.
Kayla Eubanks received an apology and a refund from Southwest Airlines after an employee barred her from boarding a flight to Chicago from New York City for wearing a "lewd, obscene, and offensive" top. Eubanks last week was stopped from boarding the flight at LaGuardia Airport by an employee for wearing a black halter top. "I was told that passengers may look at me in my attire and be offended," 22-year-old Eubanks wrote in a now-viral Twitter thread.
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Friday during a candidate forum that Black Americans are safe in the state as long as they're conservative. The Republican senator also said he believes in some elements of police reform such as mandating the use of body cameras and de-escalation trainings but sympathized with police officers. Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Friday night young people of color are safe in South Carolina — but only if they are not liberal.
Eric Trump really spun himself into a confusing web with this one. The first son and campaign surrogate to his father, President Donald Trump, attacked former Vice President Joe Biden in a tweet on Thursday that appeared to refute reality — and which quickly sparked bewilderment online. He spoke after the president said he would no longer participate in a debate against Mr Biden next week, citing the debate commission's announcement that it would change the event to be virtual instead of in-person following his Covid-19 diagnosis.
Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale told police officers that his wife was refusing to have sex with him and that she allegedly sent him to hospital deliberately to "steal" his money, according to new bodycam footage published by the Daily Mail. The footage, which was taken by a body-worn camera after Parscale was sent to the hospital, shows the former Trump aide sitting in a police car handcuffed and shirtless. "I just couldn't accept she isn't having sex with me," Parscale said to the police officer.
A Fox News Media representative told Business Insider that Hill was never paid to appear. Fox News has said it has "no intention of booking" a frequent guest after he tweeted a misogynistic attack on Kamala Harris during the vice-presidential debate, The Daily Beast reported. During Harris' debate with Vice President Mike Pence, Hill wrote: "Kamala Harris comes off as such an insufferable lying bitch.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the Trump administration's offer, which comes just a few days after President Trump briefly called for a halt to negotiations, "amounted to one step forward and two steps back." The speaker, whose latest public offer was about $2.2 trillion, explained that the major divides between Democrats and the White House were over an apparent lack of national coronavirus containment strategy and inadequate funding for child care and supplemental insurance benefits. Republicans, meanwhile, told Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows that Trump's bill was too big during a Saturday conference call.
North Korea unveiled what appears to be a massive new intercontinental ballistic missile at a big military parade Saturday. Expert North Korea watchers said in early analysis the road-mobile, liquid-fueled missile was massive, with one suspecting that it might be capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads. "We will continue to strengthen war deterrence for self-defense to deter, control and manage all dangerous attempts and threatening acts, including ever-growing nuclear threats, from hostile forces," North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Saturday.
Music fans around the world are mourning the loss of iconic Van Halen rock star Eddie Van Halen. And while many today honor his legacy as one of the all-time greatest guitarists, fans are also highlighting past interviews describing his encounters with painful racism and discrimination because of his mixed race in his early years. Van Halen, who died Tuesday of throat cancer at 65, was the son of Dutch and Indonesian immigrants and spent his childhood in the Netherlands.
A look at what's happening around the majors today: REVENGE RAYS The Tampa Bay Rays have more revenge in mind heading to the AL Championship Series. Mike Brosseau hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning off All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman on Friday night, propelling Tampa Bay past the rival Yankees in their AL Division Series. It was a sweet piece of vengeance for Brosseau after Chapman buzzed a 101 mph fastball over his head during the regular season, escalating tensions in an already bitter rivalry.
A member of the White House coronavirus response task force and one of the nation's leading doctors warned a “very different” coronavirus spread was underway across the US than the one the country faced during the initial months of the global pandemic. The United States was experiencing a “very different” spread of the novel coronavirus in recent months than the wave of infections that swept over the country during the initial months of the global pandemic, a member of the White House coronavirus response task force has warned. Dr Deborah Birx, one of the nation's leading physicians, said Covid-19 was now spreading among Americans at social events — including family gatherings — where people are “taking their mask off and letting down their guard”.
Congress has not agreed on a new coronavirus relief deal in over five months. Like tens of millions of Americans, Rachel Murphy is still enduring financial pain from the pandemic six months in and feels abandoned by elected leaders who have failed to provide additional relief. Congress hasn't reached a deal on a new COVID-19 relief package in over five months — and most of the benefits in legislation worth $3 trillion enacted over the spring have dried up.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr, one of President Donald Trump's most aggressive loyalists in Washington, D.C., has joined the president in claiming that mail-in voting encourages voter fraud. Reporter Jerry Lambe, in an article published by Law & Crime on October 7, discusses some of the reactions that legal experts have had to Barr's comments — noting that some of them believe he is setting a troubling precedent by interfering in an election. Citing reporting from ProPublica, Lambe explains that the U.S. Department of Justice has "advised U.S. attorneys' offices that a longstanding policy prohibiting the Department from interfering in U.S. elections will no longer preclude prosecutors who suspect election fraud from taking public investigative steps, even in the hours before polls close on November 3."