Local man arrested on gun charges
Local man arrested on gun charges
Cruz spoke about the possibility of his party losing the White House and being in the minority in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives if people are “angry” on election day. He blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, both Democrats, for the stalemate over a second coronavirus relief bill after President Donald Trump halted negotiations this week. If people are going back to work, if they're optimistic, if they're positive about the future, we could see a fantastic election: the president getting reelected with a big margin, Republicans winning both Houses of Congress,” Cruz in a CNBC interview Friday.
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.
CNN's snap poll after Wednesday's vice presidential debate showed Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) handily winning the showdown, with 59 percent picking her as the victor versus 38 percent who named Vice President Mike Pence. The voters reacted to the debate with a dial, and there was really only one moment where the dial went up, CNN's Sara Sidner said, and it was when Harris criticized the Trump administration for being dishonest about COVID-19. Sidner did not ask specifically about how Harris did, but she got a mixed, mostly negative bag of one-word responses for Pence's performance.
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.
After likely contracting Covid-19 from a "super-spreader" event at the White House, Donald Trump will mark his first public engagement on Saturday by holding… another event at the White House. It comes after the president returned to the virtual campaign trail on Friday with a two-hour online rally with radio host Rush Limbaugh, ahead of a planned "televised evaluation" on Tucker Carlson's evening Fox News broadcast. The two-hour love-fest with Limbaugh saw the president drop the F-bomb, call his experimental Covid treatment a "cure", and claim Nancy Pelosi was trying to oust Joe Biden with a 25th amendment play.
Many voters who decided early in the coronavirus pandemic to cast their votes by mail have been rethinking their options as Election Day approaches. Nervousness about whether and when their ballots will be counted is leading some voters to increasingly strategize and analyze a decision that was once a no-brainer. All the worry is spreading rapidly to election officials, who warn it might contribute to more chaos at the polls on Election Day.
Members of a group charged with plotting to kidnap Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan were said to have made some security lapses during their meetings. An affidavit from an FBI special agent describes a meeting in which one man collected all other attendees' cellphones and put them in a box "to prevent any monitoring." Unbeknownst to them, the special agent said, an FBI source who attended the meeting was wearing a recording device.
Vice President Mike Pence will no longer be flying to Indianapolis on Friday to engage in early voting, and while his office won't say what's behind the cancelation, his spokesman is adamant that Pence is healthy. Pence had planned on flying into Indianapolis on Friday, then voting in person at the Indianapolis City-County Building before returning to Washington, D.C., in the evening. Pence spent Thursday on the road, attending rallies in Nevada and Arizona.
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.
Firearms experts say a ballistics report from Kentucky State Police shows Breonna Taylor's boyfriend fired the shot that wounded a Louisville officer and prompted police to return fire, killing Taylor. The authorities said the four-page report dismisses the theory that Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly was hit by "friendly fire" from his own officers and supports Attorney General Daniel Cameron's conclusion that the 9 mm round that severed Mattingly's femoral artery came from the gun fired by Kenneth Walker. The ballistics report, part of the investigative file released Wednesday by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, shows that only one 9 mm bullet and cartridge casing was found at Taylor's apartment.
Joe Biden blasted Donald Trump after the president refused to take part in their second debate when it emerged it would take place remotely. Trump railed during a Fox Business interview the new format was “not acceptable” and the challenger dismissing him for “always changing his mind”. The campaigns are deadlocked on making alternate plans for a debate, with Biden to hold a solo town hall on 15 October while the president holds a campaign rally.
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.
State House Democratic and Republican leaders are calling for the resignation of a local state representative over Snapchat videos. KDKA's Shely Cassesse has more.
The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution Thursday threatening sanctions if Nicaragua approves two proposed laws they say would repress free expression in the Central American nation. The resolution targets Nicaragua's proposed foreign agents law and a special law against cybercrimes. The parliament's resolution says that the laws “will worsen the climate of intimidation, threats and human rights violations” that have persisted since massive street protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega began in April 2018.
By any measure, it's been a remarkable turnaround,” Carlson insisted of Trump's apparent recovery, before revealing that the White House camera team—and not Fox News—were the ones filming Trump remotely (and therefore presumably had some control over the edit). Siegel, the same doctor who irresponsibly speculated that former Vice President Joe Biden might be on “speed” or “Adderall” ahead of the first presidential debate and later downplayed the severity of Trump's diagnosis, began his exam by asking, “How are you feeling now? Trump said he's feeling “really, really strong,” unlike other people who have contracted the “China virus,” as he likes to call it.
The second presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden is officially off. The decision was made a day after the commission announced the debate would take place “virtually” because Trump had contracted the coronavirus. Trump balked at holding the debate in that format, and Biden scheduled a town hall with ABC News for that night once Trump said he would not participate.
A picture of former President Barack Obama holding a little girl in his lap has become the subject of various social media claims suggesting the girl was victimized. The term has origins in QAnon conspiracy theories, according to a Twitter hashtag, and is an apparent combination of "pedophile" and "carnivore." In it, a girl is pictured on a boat with Obama and actor, George Clooney.
David Branscome, a professor at Florida State University, has been teaching a 180-person ancient mythology class via Zoom this semester. One student said "I love you" before signing off one day, and Branscome replied: "I love you, too." Now, a handful of Branscome's students end each virtual class by saying "I love you."
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.
The debate, originally scheduled as a town hall-style encounter in Miami, was intended to be the second of three presidential debates. After Trump refused to take part in the Oct. 15 debate, Biden scheduled a televised town hall-style event for himself that evening. The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) said in an emailed statement: "It is now apparent there will be no debate on October 15, and the CPD will turn its attention to preparations for the final presidential debate scheduled for October 22."