Giuliani spoke at an event for the launch of Italian Americans For Trump.
Giuliani spoke at an event for the launch of Italian Americans For Trump.
As the Senate begins confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, two-thirds of voters say Congress should focus instead on passing more COVID-19 relief for struggling workers and businesses, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll. Not only do more than three-quarters (77 percent) of registered voters want legislators to approve another major pandemic relief package; 66 percent want the Senate to vote on it before voting on Barrett's nomination. In contrast, negotiations over a new round of stimulus funds remain at a partisan impasse while the Republican-controlled Senate plows ahead with its plan to install Barrett on the court before the Nov. 3 election — even though at least two GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Utah's Mike Lee and North Carolina's Thom Tillis, have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days.
A black man who was led by a rope down a street in Texas by two white policemen is suing the city of Galveston and its police department for $1 million. In a video which was widely shared on social media last year, 44-year-old Donald Neely was seen walking with rope tied to his handcuffs while the two officers rode on horseback. The video caused a major online backlash at the time, with viewers comparing it to historic images of Black slaves being walked in chains.
The leader of Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous Chinese territory, typically gives a policy address at the start of each legislative year. Although Lam said that convention was not “cast in stone , it is the first time that the policy address has been postponed in the city's history. Last year, Lam gave the policy address online via video-conference after she was heckled by pro-democracy lawmakers while attempting to give her speech in the legislative chamber.
The first week of polls conducted primarily after President Donald Trump contracted COVID-19 generally did not offer much to bolster the president's reelection hopes. Biden continued to lead Trump in 10 of 11 swing states (though in Georgia and Ohio they are in a virtu tie) – and he expanded his lead in seven of those states, including big gains in Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Nationally, Biden surged 2 percentage points to a more than 10-point lead, according to the USA TODAY average of averages, which is based on the polling averages calculated by RealClearPolitics and FiveThirtyEight.
Tara Hanlon, 30, was traveling through London's Heathrow Airport when authorities discovered about 2 million pounds, or about $2.6 million, in her suitcases, The Sun reported on Friday. Hanlon was charged with money laundering and could spend up to 14 years behind bars if she's convicted, The Sun said. Chris Philp, the UK's minister for immigration compliance and the courts, said it was "the largest individual cash seizure at the border so far in 2020," according to The Sun. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
Michele Vincent's home was largely intact in spite of hurricanes Laura and Delta. Coastal Cameron Parish had about 9,800 residents when Hurricane Rita hit in 2005. “I don't know what'll happen now, with these two storms,” said Scott Trahan, vice president of the parish police jury.
Greece accused rival Turkey of lacking credibility on Monday by sending a survey vessel into contested waters in the eastern Mediterranean, and of orchestrating the partial opening of an abandoned town on ethnically-split Cyprus. Earlier on Monday Turkey issued a maritime advisory that it planned to dispatch the Oruc Reis survey vessel to the region, drawing strong criticism from Greece. Last month, Ankara withdrew the vessel from contested waters in the Eastern Mediterranean to "allow for diplomacy" before an EU summit at which Cyprus had pushed for sanctions and Turkey.
Far-right groups are planning online to monitor polling sites on Election Day, some of them armed, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. Stewart Rhodes, the leader of a far-right group called Oath Keepers, said his members would draw their weapons if needed. Rhodes said he wanted to prevent "the radical left" from intimidating voters.
Biden points to the presidents of those times -- Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt -- for inspiration, even using one of the nation's most hallowed battlefields, where Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address in 1863, as a backdrop for his closing argument against President Donald Trump. A century and a half after Gettysburg, we should consider again what can happen when equal justice is denied and when anger and violence and division are left unchecked,” Biden said in rural Pennsylvania. He pledged, as president, to “marshal the ingenuity and good will of this nation to turn division into unity and bring us together.
Roberta Wright McCain, the mother of the late Sen. John McCain who used her feisty spirit to help woo voters during his 2008 presidential campaign, has died. A spokesperson for daughter-in-law Cindy McCain says Roberta McCain died Monday. “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my wonderful Mother In-law, Roberta McCain,” Cindy McCain posted on Twitter.
Amy Coney Barrett's beet-pink dress spoke before she did: it looked sensible, practical, and stoically feminine, an image she aims to project. It was a pretty dress, maybe even stylish by D.C.'s standards. A flat bow rested on her right shoulder, just underneath a string of pearls.
A mayor is "absolutely" worried that a Trump campaign rally scheduled to take place in his city this week could turn into a Covid-19 super-spreading event. Frank Cownie, Democrat mayor of Des Moines, Iowa, pleaded with the president's campaign team to encourage social distancing at the event so that local infection rates remain low. Mr Trump, 74, is scheduled to visit Des Moines International Airport on Wednesday after he said he was given a clean bill of health from White House doctors having contracted coronavirus earlier this month.
Emilio Alvarado typically takes his time with his ballot, mulling the candidates and propositions, eventually mailing it in close to election day. Not this year, says the contractor and veteran who traditionally has voted for Republicans across the ballot. “I want my vote to count,” the 47-year-old said after casting a ballot for Democrat Joe Biden.
Four years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Brexit can still seem abstract. Just beyond the ancient oaks and yews that surround medieval St. Mary's Church in the village of Sevington, bulldozers, dump trucks and cement mixers swarm noisily over a field. No one asked local people for permission, and even in this Brexit-backing area, the disruption is straining support for the U.K.'s rupture with the EU.
When The Walt Disney Co. planned to reopen its American theme parks in July, they released a now-notorious trailer, splicing shots of theme park attractions with a chorus of Disney cast members chiming “Welcome home!” The ad projected an air of insistent normalcy, disrupted only by the workers' uniform masks. Gov. Gavin Newsom's pandemic roadmap, which assessed preparedness in a four-phase system, put amusement parks in Stage Four—so far down the line that he had not yet released reopening guidelines. Disney backtracked under pressure, opening just a small retail and restaurant strip.
Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court seat vacated by liberal stalwart Ruth Bader Ginsburg is regarded as a judge who checks the president's box of sticking closely to the exact wording of the 231-year-old US Constitution. Amy Coney Barrett, a 48-year-old conservative judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, met privately with the president at the White House on Monday.
Insider Graphics Kate McCue, captain of the 2,918-passenger Celebrity Edge, is the first American female captain of a mega cruise ship. She's among only 2% of the world's female mariners and hopes to inspire other women to follow in her footsteps. She says Celebrity Cruises went from having a 3% female bridge team when she started in 2015 to over 27% today.
FOX News contributor reacts to Joe Biden casting doubt on the election and his stance on packing the Supreme Court.
A large faction of Philippine legislators in the House of Representatives elected a new leader Monday, but the incumbent speaker declared the vote a “travesty” in a tense political standoff between two allies of the president. President Rodrigo Duterte warned last week that he would intercede if the leadership row between House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Rep. Lord Allan Velasco threatens the passage of next year's budget. The 4.5 trillion peso ($90 billion) budget is crucial in helping finance the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic in a country with the largest number of confirmed infections in Southeast Asia.
A Catholic church in Pearl River, Louisiana, has burned the altar where its former pastor was caught having sex with two women. “His behavior was obscene, his desecration of the altar is demonic,” said Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans, who consecrated a new altar at the church Sunday, WVUE reports. The former pastor at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Travis Clark, has been removed from ministry and is no longer on the diocese payroll, WDSU reported.