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The founder of the pro-Trump super-PAC Black Americans to Re-elect the President has predicted that Fox News personality Tucker Carlson will stand for president in 2024. “Tucker Carlson will be the Republican nominee,” former Republican candidate for Congress Vernon Robinson said in an interview with The Independent. “If I have anything to do about it, I will try to create a draft committee to make sure there are shock troops organized,” Mr Robinson said, adding that when he ran a campaign for now-Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr Ben Carson, “we had over 39,000 volunteers who did 900 events”.
Two people were arrested for attacking counter-protesters during a pro-Trump, "American Lives Matter" rally outside the Capitol building in Salem Monday afternoon. The rally ran from noon to 4 p.m. on Labor Day with about 150 people initially in attendance, said officials with Oregon State Police. Proud Boys, a right-wing group labeled as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, were also in attendance.
A top adviser in the Department of Health and Human Service tried to get Dr. Anthony Fauci to parrot a political message on coronavirus instead of a scientific one, emails obtained by Politico reveal. Paul Alexander, a senior adviser to HHS' assistant secretary for public affairs Michael Caputo, reportedly tried to shape Fauci's public medical advice via the National Institutes of Health's press office. Alexander's emails touched on everything from mask wearing to COVID-19 testing, and often "contradict mainstream science while promoting" the Trump administration's positions, Politico writes.
Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis slept in his clothes because of North Korea's missile launches amid the US's rocky relations with the country in 2017, according to a new book. The account comes from Bob Woodward's upcoming book, "Rage," CNN reported. According to the book, US-North Korean relations were fragile, and the potential for nuclear war was on the mind of the president's national security staff.
Two women have been indicted on hate crimes after they stole a seven-year-old boy's Make America Great Again hat outside the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Delaware. Delaware Police arrested Camryn Amy, 21, and Olivia Winslow, 21, on charges of robbery, conspiracy, endangering the welfare of a child. Amy also received two counts of offensive touching.
When a woman entered a New Hampshire gym serving as a polling place Tuesday afternoon wearing a “McCain Hero, Trump Zero” T-shirt, Paul Scafidi knew he had to step in. Election laws prohibit campaigning in polling places, which includes shirts promoting or denigrating a candidate on the ballot, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported. Scafidi, a town moderator in Exeter, told the woman she couldn't vote while wearing the T-shirt, Seacoast Online reported.
US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Norwegian far-Right politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde made the nomination following a “historic peace agreement” between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. The leader also praised Mr Trump for resolving other protracted conflicts worldwide and said he has made "tremendous efforts" in brokering peace.
Senate Republicans plan to vote later this week on another economic relief package for Americans dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, but the slimmed-down plan — which does not include new checks for individuals — is already a deal-breaker for Democrats, ensuring that the stalemate will continue. It would also provide funding for schools and childcare centers, a new round of the popular Paycheck Protection Program and liability protections for businesses. The $500-billion plan is far less than the minimum $2.2 trillion that Democrats want to spend on a new package, and even less generous than the $1-trillion plan Republicans unveiled just weeks ago.
A man who kept his cool while Florida deputies detained him now has a new job — with law enforcement. According to a Facebook post from the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Joseph Griffin was taking a jog in Deltona last month when deputies stopped him for matching the description of a burglary suspect. “African American male, with a white tank top and black shorts, initially,” the former military officer recounted to Click Orlando.
Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen has predicted the US president will pull out all the stops to avoid criminal prosecution if he loses the US presidential election to Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Mr Cohen believes Mr Trump would resign from office sometime during the 11 weeks between losing the election and Mr Biden's inauguration, hand over the reins to his vice president, Mike Pence, and have Mr Pence pardon him. “It's a very Nixon type of event,” said Mr Cohen, who is serving out the rest of his three-year prison sentence under home confinement after pleading guilty to lying to Congress about his pursuit of a Trump Tower deal in Moscow during the 2016 campaign cycle.
Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) called to repeal the 17th Amendment on Tuesday, which would eliminate the requirement that U.S. senators be elected by popular votes. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed titled “Make the Senate Great Again,” Sasse called for an end to the amendment, among other changes to the Senate “aimed at promoting debate, not ending it.” “What would the Founding Fathers think of America if they came back to life?” Sasse wrote.
AstraZeneca Plc's suspension of its COVID-19 vaccine trials after a participant's unexplained illness did not mean the vaccine had been scrapped and showed safety standards were being adhered to, Australia's deputy chief medical officer said on Wednesday. The British drugmaker said it voluntarily paused trials to allow an independent committee to review safety data, and it was working to expedite the review. The New York Times cited a person familiar with matter as saying the illness was transverse myelitis, an inflammatory syndrome that affects the spinal cord and is often sparked by viral infections.
An underage girl missing from Richland, Washington told police that two individuals “sold” her to a 37-year-old man in Oregon for $500, according to a probable cause affidavit. The girl was trafficked in April 2020, months after Robert Aguilera held a rifle to her head in Walla Walla, Washington and “forcibly raped” her at his sister's house in Milton-Freewater, Oregon, documents state. She was sold to Aguilera by a 21-year-old man and another underage girl, according to the affidavit provided by the Walla Walla Police Department.
Dan Coats, the US's former top intelligence official, thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin may have blackmail on US President Donald Trump, the veteran journalist Bob Woodward's upcoming book says. According to CNN, which obtained an early copy of the book, Woodward wrote that Coats "continued to harbor the secret belief, one that had grown rather than lessened, although unsupported by intelligence proof, that Putin had something on Trump." "How else to explain the president's behavior?" Woodward wrote.
A report released Wednesday by two Democratic senators found "significant and increasing delays" in the mail delivery of prescription drugs under the tenure of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts – said some of the nation's largest pharmacies told them they were experiencing, on average, delivery delays of 18-32%, meaning deliveries that would normally take 1-2 days would instead take 3-4 days, the report concluded. The senators said the delays could pose "serious health risks to millions of Americans and (increase) costs for consumers and taxpayers."
The U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday it has confirmed two coronavirus cases in the Azraq camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, which is home to more than 40,000 people who have fled their country's civil war. The UNHCR said the two patients were transferred to quarantine facilities after testing positive late Monday, and their neighbors have been isolated as more testing is carried out. Azraq is home to around 40,000 Syrian refugees, while the larger Zaatari camp in Jordan houses around 80,000.
A single-engine plane made a successful emergency landing along Alligator Alley Wednesday morning, managing to avoid injuries or even blocking any Interstate 75 lanes, the city of Weston said. “In an unfortunate twist of events, a landscape truck clipped the wing of the plane and spun it further into the grass area,” the city's Twitter account lamented, “but now one lane southbound at Mile Marker 40/41 is shut down.” In an unfortunate twist of events, a landscape truck clipped the wing of the plane ️ and spun it further into the grass area but now one lane southbound at Mile Marker 40/41 is shut down.
As the number of children infected with the coronavirus reaches half a million, Los Angeles, one of the worst-hit American cities of the pandemic so far, is banning children from going door-to-door on Halloween. Conventional door-to-door trick or treating is prohibited, the county health department announced in a statement, "because it can be very difficult to maintain proper social distancing on porches and at front doors especially in neighbourhoods that are popular with trick or treaters". Also ruled out are “trunk or treating” events at which children go car-to-car instead of door-to-door, as well as indoor and outdoor parties and haunted house attractions.