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As the prospect of a Joe Biden victory increases, Business Insider considers what impact his election would have on relations between the US and Europe. Joe Biden has made it clear that he will seek to reverse much of Donald Trump's legacy should he be elected, by ceasing attacks on US allies and championing multilateral organizations. But how that translates to specific policies is less clear.
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.
The president of Kyrgyzstan held his first talks Thursday with the newly appointed speaker of parliament to try to end a political crisis that unfolded in the Central Asian country after mass protests over a disputed parliamentary election. President Sooronbai Jeenbekov spoke by phone with Myktybek Abdyldayev, who was named to the leadership post by lawmakers, about getting the country back on a “lawful track," and suggested they meet for proper talks, a presidential spokeswoman said. The two also discussed the president's impeachment, which opposition lawmakers and protesters have been demanding this week, said the spokeswoman, Tolgonai Stamaliyeva, according to the Interfax news agency.
Donald Trump and Sean Hannity Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images President Donald Trump, who continues to recover from symptoms of COVID-19 in the wake of his recent hospitalization, repeatedly dodged questions about whether he had recently tested positive for the disease during a lengthy Thursday phone interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. At one point, the president stopped speaking as he attempted to stifle his cough mid-rant about his former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Trump publicly mocked Clinton for contracting pneumonia on the 2016 campaign trail.
Susan Page, who moderated Wednesday's debate, reflected on Vice President Mike Pence continually interrupting her as she attempted to ask the candidates questions. When asked about the interruptions in a YouTube video by USA Today on Thursday, Page, who heads USA Today's Washington bureau, pointed out the vice president behaved similarly in the last vice presidential debate in 2016. "Of course, he participated in the vice presidential debate four years ago with a woman moderator, and he did similar things with that debate as well where he talked on and talked over her," Page said during the video.
Next week, Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative appellate court judge who is a prominent member of the 1,700-member strong People of Praise, will sit before the Senate judiciary committee to face questions about her judicial philosophy as part of her controversial confirmation to take a seat on the supreme court. A successful appointment, replacing the liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will cement a conservative dominance on the powerful body. Democrats have already stated that neither Barrett's Catholic faith nor her membership in the People of Praise – which has never publicly been discussed or disclosed, but has been examined in press reports – will be raised in their questioning of the nominee.
Treating the sick and dying isn't even the toughest part for nurse Amelia Montgomery as the coronavirus surges in her corner of red America. It's dealing with patients and relatives who don't believe the virus is real, refuse to wear masks and demand treatments like hydroxychloroquine, which President Trump has championed even though experts say it is not effective against the scourge that has killed more than 210,000 in the U.S.
In one, Democrats are challenging a new GOP-backed law that blocks county auditors from filling in any missing voter ID information on absentee ballot applications returned by voters. In a related case, Republicans have persuaded judges to invalidate tens of thousands of absentee ballot applications submitted by voters whose ID information had been pre-filled on the forms by county auditors. Democrats are challenging the Republican secretary of state's rules that drop boxes must be located on county property and not at grocery stores or other community sites.
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."
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said a coronavirus aid package was "unlikely in the next three weeks" in the run-up to the election. Any deal between the White House and Democrats faces an uphill battle to gain Senate GOP support. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday the passage of an economic stimulus package was improbable in the next few weeks before the election.
Fox News host grills GOP chairwoman opposing 'virtual' debate FOX News Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel suggested that her party could withhold participation from all future presidential debates if President Donald Trump is required to participate in a "virtual" event. During an appearance on Fox News, McDaniel argued that the Commission on Presidential Debate is not following the "science" because she expects Trump to test negative for COVID-19 by the time of the event. "You're not shedding live virus 10 days after diagnosis," McDaniel claimed.
When Carolyn Aronson, the founder and CEO of It's a 10 Haircare, found out she was pregnant at age 53, she was surprised, to say the least. "I gasped when I saw it (the pregnancy test)," Aronson told TODAY. Aronson and her husband, Jeff, have a blended family of four children, two daughters and two sons, ranging in age from 13 to 20.
A debate between South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison was canceled after Graham refused to get tested for COVID-19. Harrison demanded on Thursday that Graham take a COVID-19 test before they got together on the debate stage. A debate between South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and his Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison was canceled after Graham refused to take a COVID-19 test.
With coronavirus running through his body in competition with a heavy steroidal dose, President Trump is frustrated that a country where over 210,000 people have died from the virus seems disinterested in the “hoax” of Russiagate. Trump spent part of his week demanding the latest version of his Russia counter-narrative—that the intelligence officials teamed up with Democrats to invent Russian collusion in 2016—be used to prosecute his political enemies. “I say, 'Bill [Barr], we have plenty [of evidence], we don't need any more,” Trump told Maria Bartiromo on Thursday.
William Perry Pendley, head of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), said this week that the judge's ruling “has no impact, no impact whatsoever”. I have the support of the secretary of the interior and my job is to get out and get things done to accomplish what the president wants to do. Perry has served as director of the BLM since July 2019, when the interior secretary, David Bernhardt, temporarily authorized him to the post.
A post shared by Kamala Harris (@kamalaharris) Mar 1, 2019 at 5:16am PST When news broke that Joe Biden had picked Harris as his running mate for the 2020 election, Maya shared a moving tweet of Harris talking about their late mother. "You can't know who @KamalaHarris is without knowing who our mother was. Missing her terribly, but know she and the ancestors are smiling today," she wrote.
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.
After a long day spent moving me into his Hancock Park apartment, my boyfriend, Robin, and I ordered hot wings, opened a bottle of wine and celebrated a new chapter of cohabitation. Sitting on a pile of moving boxes, I licked my sticky fingers and said, “At least working from home for two weeks will give me time to unpack.” Robin frowned.
Donald Trump's critics are slamming what they say is a last-minute scramble by his administration to send federal dollars to voting blocs like farmers and seniors in order to help the president secure a victory in the upcoming election. As the president blows up stimulus talks on Capitol Hill after abruptly scrapping negotiations with House Democrats, reports in recent weeks have painted a picture of his White House racing to send federal aid to voters crucial in his re-election bid. Just last month, Mr Trump held a rally in central Wisconsin where he announced a new round of pandemic aid to farmers amounting to a reported $13 billion.
A Republican lawmaker is calling on the British government to ensure that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle "no longer attempt to interfere" in the US election. The couple's "actions represent a breach of the British Royal Family's policy of political neutrality," Rep. Jason Smith of Missouri wrote in a letter to the British ambassador to the United States. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex exited the royal family earlier this year and relocated to Los Angeles.