Trump campaign says president has ‘continuously denounced’ white supremacists, amid criticism

The Trump campaign on Tuesday told Fox News that President Trump has “continuously denounced” white supremacists, including during the first presidential debate, where they say he did so “twice.” Trump campaign Communications Director Tim Murtaugh, in an interview with Fox News, said that the president has “repeatedly, over the course of years now, denounced white supremacists and […]

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Judge blocks big fee hikes for citizenship, other benefits

A federal judge on Tuesday halted major fee increases for citizenship and other immigration benefits three days before they were to take effect, saying the last two chiefs of the Homeland Security Department were likely appointed illegally. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White found Kevin McAleenan improperly leapfrogged to acting secretary when Kirstjen Nielsen resigned in […]

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Trump’s warning on voting by mail: ‘This is not going to end well’

CLEVELAND — A combustible debate Tuesday night between President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden concluded with a fiery exchange over the integrity of the election and ominous warning from the president. The president – spotlighting his months-long charges that the massive increase in balloting by mail this year due to the coronavirus pandemic – […]

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Dana Perino’s debate verdict: ‘Biden cleared the very low bar that had been set for him’

Democrats concerned about Joe Biden’s performance on a debate stage could breathe a sigh of relief Tuesday night following the fractious and bad-tempered first confrontation in Cleveland, former White House press secretary Dana Perino said. According to “The Daily Briefing” host, Biden “had more to lose than Trump had to gain,” but was still able to clear the “very […]

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The 5 Exchanges That Defined the Most Disgraceful Debate in Presidential History

Hours before Tuesday night’s debate, Donald Trump’s campaign accidentally sent its post-event cash-call email early. Subject line: “I just stepped off stage.” “This debate will go down in HISTORY,” the Donald Trump of the future wrote to his supporters. And he was right, though probably not in the way he’d hoped. The early reviews of […]

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What Did Trump Mean When He Told Proud Boys to ‘Stand Down and Stand By’?

Asked to condemn white supremacists on Tuesday night, President Trump instead named a militant white supremacist group and issued a call to arms. Moderator Chris Wallace asked Donald Trump if he was willing to “condemn white supremacists and militia groups.” He referenced cities such as Kenosha and Portland, hotbeds of civil unrest where much of […]

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House Intel Committee Chairman Schiff announces subpoenas in Homeland Security whistleblower probe

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff announced subpoenas Tuesday for documents and testimony from the Department of Homeland Security as part of the committee’s whistleblower investigation. Brian Murphy alleged that officials pressured him to downplay information on Russian influence and the threat represented by White supremacists. The complaint also alleges that Murphy was retaliated against and […]

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Trump approves permit for Alaska cross-border railroad line

President Donald Trump on Tuesday approved a permit for a proposed rail line connecting Alaska and Canada By The Associated Press September 30, 2020, 12:25 AM • 2 min read ANCHORAGE, Alaska — President Donald Trump on Tuesday approved a permit for a proposed rail line connecting Alaska and Canada. So-called presidential permits are required […]

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Judge says ending 2020 census on Oct. 5 may violate order

A federal judge on Tuesday said a revised Oct. 5 date the U.S. Commerce Department picked to end the 2020 census may violate an order she issued last week that cleared the way for the head count of every U.S. resident to continue through the end of October. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh suggested she […]

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Presidential debate gets personal as Biden calls Trump a ‘clown,’ Trump tells Biden he’s not ‘smart’

The first presidential debate got personal right out the gate Tuesday night as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called President Trump “the worst president America has ever had” and Trump said there is “nothing smart” about the former vice president. The first showdown, which took place Tuesday night in Cleveland, Ohio and was moderated by “Fox News […]

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Trump on Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade: ‘There’s nothing happening there’

President Trump said Tuesday night there’s “nothing happening” in the Supreme Court with Roe v. Wade, and it isn’t on the ballot with the latest Supreme Court vacancy. “Roe v. Wade. That’s also at stake right now,” Joe Biden said during the presidential debate, arguing Judge Amy Coney Barrett should not be confirmed to fill […]

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Subway’s struggles continue as 50 more corporate staff laid off

Subway Restaurants on Tuesday laid off about 50 people in its business-development and leasing units, or more than 5 percent of its corporate staff, The Post has learned. The layoffs, which mark the struggling chain’s third round of cuts this year, hit the two sections at Subway’s Milford, Connecticut, headquarters, a company insider said. In […]

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LA County moves forward on re-imagining 9-1-1 call-in system

Los Angeles County continued its push Tuesday to re-think the 9-1-1 system, propelled by a care-first, jails-last approach to emergency calls for service across the region. The Board of Supervisors unanimously directed the Department of Mental Health to begin identifying ways to shift mental-health crisis calls away from law enforcement and toward mental health services […]

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Watch live: First presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden with live fact-checking

The presidential debate Tuesday night marks the first match-up between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. | Getty Images The 90-minute debate comes five weeks before Election Day and as early voting is already unfolding in some states. The first of three presidential debates between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is Tuesday, Sept. […]

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Wisconsin absentee ballot-counting extension approved by federal appeals court

Democrats appear to have secured a victory in Wisconsin on Tuesday night, after a new ruling was issued that would permit a multi-day extension for mail-in ballot counting. The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that would allow ballots postmarked by Election Day to be counted so long […]

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Bully for Lucas Giolito, who flirted with perfection in White Sox’ Game 1 victory

Lucas Giolito throws against the A’s in the White Sox’ 4-1 playoff victory Tuesday afternoon in Oakland. | Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images His dominance gives the Sox a 4-1 victory over Oakland. You White Sox fans had every reason to be worried about your team Tuesday morning. On your mind were seven losses in […]

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Judge says ending 2020 census on Oct. 5 violates her order

A federal judge on Tuesday said a revised Oct. 5 date the U.S. Commerce Department picked to end the 2020 census may violate an order she issued last week that cleared the way for the head count of every U.S. resident to continue through the end of October. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh suggested she […]

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Cuomo says NYC deficit is ‘Donald Trump’s deficit,’ state is not going to pay

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday again blasted the federal government for failing to provide relief for state and local governments amid the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, saying New York City’s deficit is “Donald Trump’s deficit.” “We have tremendous losses because of COVID, we’re not liable for them,” Cuomo said. New York […]

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Cleveland protestors march against Trump ahead of presidential debate

Protestors gathered in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday night ahead of the first presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. A crowd of hundreds of people from various groups held demonstrations against Trump at Wade Lagoon near the Cleveland Museum of Art, blocks away from the debate venue […]

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Netanyahu says Trump’s critics ‘dead wrong’ on Middle East peace efforts

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that President Trump’s critics were “dead wrong” in predicting that the Trump administration’s attempts to bring peace to the Middle East would fail — after a series of landmark U.S.-brokered deals were signed earlier this month. Addressing the annual U.N. General Assembly in a pre-recorded speech, Netanyahu said […]

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UN council urges speedy halt to Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

The U.N. Security Council is calling on Armenia and Azerbaijan Tuesday to immediately halt fighting over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and urgently resume talks without preconditions By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press September 29, 2020, 11:42 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security […]

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Ohio Governor predicts Trump will win Buckeye State

Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on predicted Tuesday the presidential race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden will be close in Ohio, but will ultimately result in a Trump victory. DeWine’s comments came during one of his twice-weekly briefings where he discussed, among other things, the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the state’s economy, Cleveland’s WKYC […]

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Pentagon Is Clinging to Aging Technologies, House Panel Warns

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan House panel said on Tuesday that artificial intelligence, quantum computing, space and biotechnology were “making traditional battlefields and boundaries increasingly irrelevant” — but that the Pentagon was clinging to aging weapons systems meant for a past era. The panel’s report, called the “Future of Defense Task Force,” is one of many […]

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Mueller Rebuts Insider’s Claim That He Could Have Done More to Investigate Trump

The former special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, rebutted allegations on Tuesday from one of the top prosecutors in his office that his team could have more aggressively scrutinized President Trump’s ties to Russia and could have called out his efforts to obstruct the investigation. The former top prosecutor, Andrew Weissmann, said in a new […]

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Woman denies attempted kidnapping of Joe Montana grandchild

A 39-year-old woman was charged Tuesday in what authorities say was an attempted kidnapping of the 9-month-old granddaughter of Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana from his Southern California home. Sodsai Predpring Dalzell of Los Angeles pleaded not guilty in LA County court to felony counts of attempted kidnapping of a child under 14 and […]

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Poll shows Californians happy with Newsom’s handling of coronavirus, less so with homelessness crisis

A new poll released on Tuesday shows a majority of California voters are happy with Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic but were less favorable when it came to the state’s mounting homelessness crisis. The poll by the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies shows Newsom, who has been the governor of […]

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