Pac-12 votes to have seven-game football season beginning in November

The Pac-12 presidents and chancellors voted Thursday afternoon to attempt a fall football season, the conference announced. Seven weeks after deciding to postpone until 2021, the conference plans to start games Nov. 7 and play a seven-game season that will culminate with the Pac-12 championship game Dec. 18. The conference’s hope is that its deal […]

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Trump-appointed judges under an election-year political lens

U.S. District Judge Eli Richardson, a Trump administration appointee who bucked the president’s conservative base by blocking a Tennessee law that restricts mail-in voting, had an announcement to make before wrapping up his decision: it had nothing to do with politics. The declaration dropped as lower-court judges, like Richardson, face greater scrutiny over their perceived […]

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Belarus sees another massive Sunday protest after opposition leader detained

Tens of thousands of Belarusians calling for the president’s resignation marched through the capital Sunday as the country’s wave of protests entered its seventh week. Hundreds of soldiers blocked off the center of Minsk, deploying water cannons and armored personnel carriers and erecting barbed-wire barriers. Protests also took place in several other cities, including Brest […]

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Trump rally crowd chants ‘Fill that seat!’ as Supreme Court choice looms

If the crowd at President Trump’s Saturday rally in North Carolina was any indicator, the president’s supporters have already decided what he should do about the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. “Fill that seat!” the crowd chanted as the president spoke at Fayetteville Regional Airport about who he might nominate to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg […]

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Game on? Pac-12 officials could vote Friday to start football season

Just a few days ago, it seemed as if the meeting of Pac-12 presidents and chancellors scheduled for Friday would amount to little more than another opportunity to commiserate about a lost fall sports season. Now there’s a chance they could have something to celebrate. Recent developments including the acquisition of rapid daily testing for […]

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Big Ten presidents to consider holding a fall football season

Big Ten university presidents will meet Sunday to hear a presentation about playing a fall football season after all — maybe as soon as late October — amid pressure from parents, players, coaches and even President Trump to kick off. A person with direct knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press that the Big […]

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For a President Who ‘Needs to Touch the Flame,’ Bob Woodward Was Irresistible

WASHINGTON — Presidents over the decades thought they could manage Bob Woodward and many, as Karl Rove put it this week, came to regret it. Then came Donald J. Trump, who being Donald J. Trump thought so much of his powers of persuasion that he opened up to Mr. Woodward not once or twice but […]

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Cohen, in book that slams Trump’s character, says Steele dossier, ‘collusion’ narratives are not true

Former lawyer to President Trump Michael Cohen in a book released Tuesday slams the president’s character over hundreds of pages detailing the inner-workings of the Trump organization and campaign — but says that narratives the president’s campaign colluded with Russia in 2016 and that the unverified “Steele dossier” is true are wrong. Cohen, after for years being a […]

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Biden’s ‘mental acuity’ has diminished in the last 4 years, ex-WH stenographer says: ‘He’s lost a step’

Joe Biden’s former White House stenographer said the vice president’s public speaking ability has deteriorated significantly since leaving office to the point where he’s “not the same Joe Biden.” “It is a complete difference from what he was in 2017,” Mike McCormick, who worked as a White House stenographer for 15 years and with Biden […]

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Michael Cohen: ‘Trump Was a Mobster, Plain and Simple’

The president’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, says in a new book that Trump acted like a mob boss and used mafia-type tactics to battle foes and advance his personal agenda. According to the New York Times, which received an advanced copy of the book, Disloyal, a Memoir, set to be released this […]

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Fox News Denies Own Reporter Confirmed Trump Used ‘Suckers and Losers’ After Airing Interview of Her Confirming It

Fox News is having a hard time covering the president’s ass following The Atlantic’s reporting that claims Trump harshly disparaged the military — mostly because their own reporter has confirmed much of what the report said. On Saturday morning, following a late Friday night tweet from the president calling on Fox News to fire her, […]

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Flat Polls. Weak Ratings. Do Political Conventions Have a Future?

After 18 hours of speeches by the candidates, testimonials from former presidents and generals, poignant appeals from voters, a cross-country nominating roll call, opera on a White House balcony and fireworks over the Washington Monument, the verdict is in on the national political conventions. Ratings were down. Polls barely budged. And all of that costly, […]

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Biden Says Trump Is ‘Rooting for More Violence’ Amid Kenosha Unrest

Rudy Giuliani, who went from America’s mayor to the president’s personal lawyer, will speak Thursday night. Aug. 27, 2020, 4:34 p.m. ET The pandemic has curbed new voter registrations, but a study suggests a reason for hope. Aug. 27, 2020, 4:14 p.m. ET Harris says the Republican convention has one purpose: ‘to soothe Donald Trump’s […]

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Lara Trump Lauds President’s Record on Advancing Women

new video loaded: Lara Trump Lauds President’s Record on Advancing Women transcript Back bars 0:00/1:26 –1:26 transcript Lara Trump Lauds President’s Record on Advancing Women President Trump’s daughter-in-law was one of many female speakers for the convention who credited him, using her own experience as an example. “He knew I was capable, even if I […]

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Ronna McDaniel: Trump’s accomplishments in Black communities boosting voter confidence

Rising interest among Black males in voting for President Trump is owed to the president’s accomplishments in aiding Black communities, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Wednesday night. “I was chair of Michigan in 2016 and then-candidate Trump, not only did he come to Michigan, but he came to Detroit. He came to Flint — things […]

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Tiffany Trump Questions ‘Decency’ Of Joe Biden & Rails Against ‘Fabricated’ Media In RNC Speech

She didn’t scream or shout, but Tiffany Trump’s speech at the 2020 RNC was nonetheless unnerving. The president’s daughter, 26, blasted Joe Biden’s decency and the media in one fell swoop. Seconds after former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi accused Joe Biden of nepotism, the president’s youngest daughter, Tiffany Trump, spoke at the 2020 Republican […]

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Tiffany Trump Criticizes Media

new video loaded: Tiffany Trump Criticizes Media transcript Back bars 0:00/1:22 –1:22 transcript Tiffany Trump Criticizes Media The president’s younger daughter, Tiffany Trump, contended that media and tech organizations showcase only one viewpoint, to damaging effect. If you tune into the media, you get one biased opinion or another. And what you share, if it […]

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Lara Trump open to having Biden accuser Tara Reade speak at RNC: ‘Why not?’

Trump campaign adviser Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law, told “The Story” Thursday she is open to discussions with Tara Reade, the woman who accused Democratic nominee Joe Biden of sexual assault, about speaking at next week’s Republican National Convention. “I haven’t spoken directly to her, but that certainly is a conversation that we could have, absolutely,” Trump […]

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Trump campaign mocks Democratic convention’s ‘dismal, dark, depressing’ vision of country

Following the third night of the Democratic convention, Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law and his campaign’s senior advisor, said she felt the featured speakers gave a “dismal, dark, depressing vision of America.” “Who wants to live in their America? I don’t,” she on the campaign’s convention recap show “The Real Joe Biden.” Stacy Washington, the […]

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A.B. Stoddard says ‘boneheaded’ USPS position by Trump could cost Republicans votes

The president’s position on the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) could be “the most politically boneheaded move” he’s made in quite awhile, RealClearPolitics associate editor A.B. Stoddard said Saturday on “America’s News HQ.” “The president’s been bashing the post office for months, calling it a joke, calling it a mess, saying they can’t handle what’s coming. […]

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Harris pick cheered by Biden VP finalist Val Demings in Twitter tribute

Democratic Rep. Val Demings, a finalist to be Joe Biden’s running mate, touted the former vice president’s choice to tap Kamala Harris to join him on the ticket, cheering his pick. “For a little girl who grew up poor, Black and female in the South to be considered during this process has been an incredible […]

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Big Ten cancels football, hopes to move season to the spring

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren and university presidents have decided to postpone the league’s college football season. | Charles Rex Arbogast/AP The league is the first Power Five conference to postpone its season. The Big Ten will not play football in the fall with “the possibility of competition in the spring” due to health concerns […]

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Big Ten will move football season to spring: report

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren and university presidents have reportedly decided to postpone the league’s college football season. | Charles Rex Arbogast/AP The league is the first Power Five conference to postpone its season. Big Ten presidents officially voted to postpone the 2020 football season, ESPN reported Tuesday afternoon. The Big Ten is the first […]

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