Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.
Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.
The Trump campaign has come out against the Committee for Presidential Debates stating it would alter debate rules for the next two presidential debates. During a phone call with the campaign, officials accused the nonpartisan committee of political bias and listed off a number of online polls that claimed Donald Trump won the first presidential debate. This comes as Fox News' anchor Chris Wallace, who moderated the first debate, has said it was the president who "bears the primary responsibility for what happened".
Lin Wood, an attorney for Kyle Rittenhouse, said he is suing Democratic nominee Joe Biden and the Biden and Kamala Harris campaigns for libel. Wood's tweet was posted following a video tweeted by Biden showing a montage of white pride groups, and Trump's refusal to condemn them on the debate stage Tuesday. In the video, there is a photo of Rittenhouse who was armed with a Smith & Wesson AR-15-style.
The effort to control climate change impacts virtually every element of a country's economy, says Mr Stern, "so countries have traditionally been nervous about what they're going to be asked to do." Indeed, Paris was the first time the world actually agreed that all nations needed to do their bit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And then, of course, the deal was promptly dumped by US President Donald Trump after he was elected the following year.
As Armenia and Azerbaijan trade deadly blows in a battle that has taken a heavy toll on the warring parties' armor, experts contacted by Military Times say it is too early to sound the death knell for tanks. Located in western Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh is populated mostly by Armenians, who control the region and seek independence from Azerbaijan and reunification with Armenia. The decades-old dispute over the province of Nagorno-Karabakh erupted on Sunday with both sides posting videos to their social media channels showing aerial footage of tank kills and other destruction.
Two prominent leaders of India's opposition Congress Party were attacked and arrested by police on Thursday while trying to visit the family of a gang rape victim whose death has sparked nationwide protests. Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi claim their convoy was stopped by police in Greater Noida, a satellite city on the outskirts of New Delhi, before he was beaten with wooden sticks known as lathi and wrestled to the ground. The Congress Party has condemned the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the brutal gang rape of the 20-year-old Dalit woman, who died from her injuries on Tuesday after fighting for her life for two weeks.
Fox News reporter John Roberts angrily responded to criticism from social media users, after he questioned White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Donald Trump's comments on white supremacy groups. During the presidential debate on Tuesday, which was the first of the three planned before 3 November's election, the president was asked by moderator, Fox News host Chris Wallace, “to condemn white supremacists and militia groups”. Mr Trump first attempted to avoid the question, but then name-checked the far-right white supremacist group the Proud Boys, and said: “Stand back and stand by!
A day after President Donald J. Trump in a fiery debate questioned election integrity in Pennsylvania, state House Republicans pushed a plan out of committee to investigate the presidential election. The resolution to create the Select Committee on Election Integrity would give lawmakers the power “to investigate, review and make recommendations concerning the regulation and conduct of the 2020 election.” The new committee would be composed of five members — three Republicans, because they are the majority party, and two Democrats — who would be chosen by House Speaker Bryan Cutler, a Republican from Lancaster.
A white man accused of firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window asked for forgiveness during a court hearing Thursday.
A spider's massive web in Missouri has people asking one question: What exactly is it trying to catch? A Missouri Department of Conservation employee recently snapped a photo of the web along a trail in Springfield. “Those are the kind that literally 'catch' people if they walk through them at night,” a Facebook user commented.
Namibian President Hage Geingob said on Thursday that the southwestern African country must take care in its efforts to reverse the legacy of racist white minority rule, so as not to be seen as grabbing wealth. Speaking at a virtual session at an event organised by international organisation Horasis, Geingob said Namibia's status as an upper middle income country belied the fact that some 80% of its population, mostly Black, was living in poverty, while whites who make up less than 5% of Namibia's 2.4 million people were wealthy. "We are proud to be an upper middle income country ... But that is forgetting that we are coming from an apartheid background where Blacks were left out," he said.
After a three-week manhunt, a Los Angeles man was arrested and charged Wednesday with attempting to murder two sheriff's deputies who were ambushed as they sat in their car. Deonte Lee Murray, 36, is facing two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer and possession of a firearm for allegedly walking up to the squad car parked outside a Metro station on Sept. 12 and opening fire, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday. “They became victims of a violent crime for one reason: They wear a badge,” L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a press conference.
President Donald Trump's handling of the pandemic was a hot topic during Tuesday's debate, including Joe Biden's claim that 1 in 1,000 Black Americans have died due to COVID-19 — and that it could be 1 in 500 if Trump doesn't act quickly. The Democratic nominee appears to be at least partially right. “Actual death rates from COVID-19 data ... have reached new highs for all race groups: 1 in 1,020 Black Americans has died (or 97.9 deaths per 100,000),” the report said.
The Treasury has upped its offer on federal coronavirus spending by some $100 billion as it continues negotiations with Democrats, Roll Call reported. The politics news site reported that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin offered a $1.62 trillion package when talking to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday. The two parties have been in a standoff as Democrats seek to secure much more spending than Republicans.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany began her press briefing on Thursday by touting the qualifications of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. And while the conservative federal judge has a lengthy list of accolades on her resume, she is not, as Ms McEnany falsely claimed, a Rhodes scholar. "When you said Judge Barrett was a Rhodes scholar, I don't believe that is true," a reporter noted during the briefing, just moments after the claim was made.
Internal talking points from the Department of Homeland Security directed federal law enforcement officers to speak sympathetically about Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old Trump supporter facing intentional homicide charges for the shooting deaths of two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a chaotic night on Aug. 25, NBC News reports. Rittenhouse brought an AR-15-style rifle to Kenosha from his home in Illinois to guard private businesses alongside armed militia groups. The talking points obtained by NBC News urge federal officials to tell the media that Rittenhouse "took his rifle to the scene of the rioting to help defend small business owners," and that "Kyle was seen being chased and attacked by rioters before allegedly shooting three of them, killing two."
The unsolved slaying of former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme 34 years ago won't be reopened, a Swedish prosecutor said Wednesday, adding that those who have requested a review have no connection to the case that would justify ”a substantive review of the prosecutor's closure decision.” Under Swedish law, a prosecutor's decision can be appealed to a higher prosecutor and “a number of petitions” for review into the murder of Palme in Stockholm have been received by the Public Prosecutor's Office, Chief Prosecutor Lennart Gune said. The slaying — Palme was gunned down on Feb. 28, 1986 after he and his wife Lisbet Palme left a movie theater — shocked the Scandinavian nation and upended its image as being so safe and peaceful that politicians could wander around in public without protection.
The governor's order will close down more than a dozen satellite locations in at least two counties: Harris, which includes Houston, had opened 12 sites to collect early mail ballots, while Travis, which includes Austin, had four. Texas is one of the few U.S. states that limits who can request absentee ballots: only voters who are over the age of 65, have a disability, are confined to a jail or will be out of town on Election Day can vote by mail. Earlier this year, both the state Supreme Court and a federal appeals court rejected efforts to extend mail voting to all Texans amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Blood on the Wall, the new film from Restrepo co-director Sebastian Junger, and co-directed by Nick Quested, is Junger's most political yet. The film, out Sept. 30 on National Geographic, follows three groups in 2017 and 2018: a caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico and hoping to make it to the U.S. where they can claim asylum in the wake of extreme violence due to drug trafficking; the drug traffickers themselves, usually Central Americans and Mexicans from poor or working-class families that have been left behind by neoliberal economic policy; and the townspeople and community police units formed to protect them from extortion, sexual abuse, and murder.
Donald Trump's White House was so shocked over the president's so-called debate with Joe Biden this week that his administration was said to be “worried” about his election chances. One CNN commentator, Jack Tapper, appeared to speak for many Americans when he described Tuesday's spectacle as “a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck”, and “the worst debate I have ever seen”. With Mr Trump continuing to trail the Democratic presidential nominee in state and national polls, some advisers were said to be concerned that Tuesday wasted an opportunity to appeal to any undecided voters.
India's electricity generation rose for the first time in seven months in September, government data showed, as the removal of most coronavirus-related restrictions boosted power demand in three-quarters of the country's states. Activity in India's factories expanded at its fastest pace in over eight years in September as a relaxation in lockdowns drove a surge in demand and output, a survey showed on Thursday. Industries and offices account for half the annual electricity consumption and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been citing power consumption data to point to the emergence of "green shoots" in Asia's third-largest economy.