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How to watch the first presidential debate between Trump and Biden
"The first presidential debate happens tomorrow night, President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will lock horns in Cleveland. It's a 90 minute debate moderated by Chris Wallace, who was the host of Fox News Sunday. Wallace shows six topics for the debate. The Trump and Biden Records the Supreme Court Corona virus, the economy. Race and violence in US cities and the integrity of the upcoming election, their tomb or debates on the 15th and 22nd of October. The vice presidential debate is set for October 7th. And when that debate happens, you can hear it live right here on Kogo. That is tomorrow you'll have a chance to weigh in as well. With Lou Penrose and Mark Larsen live and taking your calls. That's starting at six
Trump disputes report that he paid $750 in taxes while in office
"The New York Times says Donald Trump has paid little or no tax for most of the last two decades, just five weeks before he faces the U. S electorate, the newspaper says it has obtained Mr Trump's tax returns, which he has fought to keep private. He called it fake news Peter Bo's reports. The paper says the data shows his finances are under stress, beset by losses, with struggling properties and hundreds of millions of dollars in debt. It reports that Mr Trump aid only $750 in federal income taxes. In the year he won the presidency and another 750 during his first year in office. He paid no income tax it all in 10 of the previous 15 years, according to the paper. This, it says, was largely because he reported losing much more money than he made. New York Times says the records reveal the hollowness but also the wizardry behind the self made billionaire image. Mr Trump's opponents have Bean Swift to condemn his tax arrangements. The speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said he had taken extraordinary measures to avoid paying his fair share of taxes. The campaign team for Mr Trump's rival Joe Biden, highlighted that teachers, firefighters and nurses all paid much more tax than the president.
Brad Parscale hospitalized after threatening self-harm, police say
"President Trump's campaign senior advisor Brad Par Scale has reportedly been hospitalized this evening by Fort Lauderdale police after allegedly threatening to harm himself at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, according to local news station local 10, par Scales wife reportedly called police earlier to say he had guns in the House and was threatening To harm himself. The Trump campaign has released a statement calling par scale a member of the family and will support him and his family in any way
President Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett as Democrats threaten to slow down the process
"Trump is acknowledging confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee, Amy Cockney. Barrett may not go smoothly, but prospects appear dim for Democrats to slow it down. They must not act on this nomination through the American people finish the process there already begun, noting that early voting is underway. At a news conference Sunday, Joe Biden implored voters let your current senators no. If you want to be heard before. Vote on confirmation of a new justice into GOP senators, someone your conscience. Stand up for the people stand up for our cherry system of checks and balances. But Senator Dick Durbin, the Democratic whip, tells ABC is this week We can slow it down, perhaps a matter of hours, maybe days at the most. But we can't stop the outcome. University of Pittsburgh law professor Arthur Almond cautions. There are political limits on Democrats at some point obstruction for its own sake looks bad. Ben Thomas
Trump says he still can't share returns after report he paid only $750 in income taxes in 2016 and 2017
"New report from The New York Times could spell trouble for President Trump. In a White House news conference President Trump dismissed out of hand A New York Times report that in 10 of the last 15 years he paid no federal income taxes, and in the year he was elected, paid just $750. Totally fakeness President Trump, insisting he has paid taxes, so I paid a lot been a lot of state income taxes to the New York state charges. A lot have paid a lot of money in ST It will be revealed again staying his tax returns air under audits, but that they will one day come out
Trump and Biden are preparing for their first debate
"President Trump has decided to skip any formal prep. While Joe Biden has been holding mock debate sessions with a Trump stand in, actually in previous years. The stand in substitutes have actually Donna Trump costume, but not this time. He's only representing the Republicans style and expected strategy. The 90 minute debate, moderated by Fox News host Chris Wallace is the first of three scheduled presidential debates. Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris, Biden's running mate, will also debate in October. I'm Julie Walker
NASA astronaut to cast her ballot from 200 miles above Earth
"One absentee ballot, and this year's election will be out of this world. NASA astronaut Kate Ruben says she plans to cast her next vote from space more than 200 miles above Planet Earth. There's legislation passed a number of years ago to allow astronauts to vote in space. I think a lot of astronauts do this. They feel that it's very important. It's critical to participate in our democracy. And Rubens is currently just outside of Moscow, preparing with two cosmonauts for a mid October launch and a six month see if the international space station Most of US astronauts. Astronauts live in Houston, Texas, law allows them to vote from space using a secure like product, Balan.
Battleground Tracker: Tight races in Georgia and North Carolina
"A new CBS battleground tracker poll shows Joe Biden leading in North Carolina by 2% points and in Georgia President Trump Leads by one. CBS deputy director of surveys. Jennifer to Pinto says race plays a role in these battleground states. Most black voters agree with the black lives matter movement and think, too little attention is being paid to issues of discrimination against black people among white voters in the States. Views differ by political party. Most white Democrats agree with black voters on many issues concerning race. But most white Republicans think too much attention is being paid to the issue of racial discrimination against black people. Gender
Trump introduces his Supreme Court pick, Senators react
"Us. I'm teeny gal. Here's what's happening. President Trump announcing appellate court Judge Amy Cockney buried as his pig for the Supreme Court. The president called buried one of our nation's most brilliant and gifted legal minds. This sets off a scramble by the Republicans to confirm Judge Barrett before election Day in less than six weeks. CBS NEWS Political contributor Peter Mayer says that Democrats are very frustrated and unhappy. About this rushed proceedings are already Democrats who've served notice that there not even planning to meet with her because they reject the process itself that President Trump has used They have bitter memories of the way. The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, blocked Judge Merrick Garland back in February of 2016 months before the election that year, saying that the next president should decide, and the Senate Judiciary Committee, at least according to one Republican source will begin confirmation hearings for Amy Cockney Barrett. On October 12 reaction to the president's election from across the congressional spectrum, former Massachusetts governor and now Utah Senator at MIT, Romney calling Judge Barrett Ah, highly respected jurist, and he looks forward to meeting with her to review her credentials. New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan says the nomination should be seen for exactly what it is. She says, an attempt to overturn the affordable care act. She also strongly opposes the ongoing efforts of the president and majority leader, Mitch McConnell to push to approve Judge Amy County Barrett rather than work on passing a new covert 19 release bill. Meanwhile, Senator Elizabeth Warren says Americans cannot stand down while the president tries to hand the country's highest cord and the rights and liberties of the people. Over to the quote
Chris Wallace won't fact check Trump and Biden during the debate
"2020 presidential debate takes place this Tuesday night in Cleveland, and despite lots of talk about how truthful the candidates have or haven't been, don't expect moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday to do what he factcheck ing that night. It's not the moderator's job, According to Frank J. Farren Toph, He's the co chair of the commission on Presidential Debates, which is putting on the event commissions function is to put on television before the people of the United States, the two candidates, they will act as they're going to act. We have no control over that, and then its for them to make judgment based upon what they've seen. With the debate just two days away, the candidates are taking a very different approach to debate prep campaign is promising a stark contrast in policy, personality and preparation. President Trump has decided to skip any formal prep, while Joe Biden has been holding mock debate sessions with a Trump standin, actually in previous years, the stand in substitutes have actually Donna Trump costume, but not this time. He's only representing the Republicans style and expected strategy. The 90 minute debate, moderated by Fox News host Chris Wallace is the first of three scheduled presidential debates. Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris, Biden's running mate, will also debate in October. I'm Julie Walker.
Trump Courts Black Voters with "Platinum Plan" Rollout
"Appeal to black voters this weekend with a slew of targeted policy pledges if he's re elected in November, including making Juneteenth A federal holiday. President. Trump, speaking to supporters in Atlanta, unveiled what he dubbed the platinum plan for black voters outlining what a second term policy agenda could look like for African Americans. The plan, leading 70 on economic proposals, such as tax cuts from minority owned businesses and additional money for broadband Internet access to foster job and educational opportunities, the campaign event hosted by black voters for Trump Featured several prominent black public figures, including housing and urban development. Secretary of Ben Carson and Heisman Award winner Herschel Walker. Bernie Bennett reporting New Japanese prime minister
Biden: Trump using court pick to strike down ACA
"Saying Trump's intent Easter quickly seated Judge will do away with the Affordable Care Act and Roe vs Wade, saying Americans should be allowed to make their own choices before that high court seat is filled and urging senators to pay attention to the election. This is where the power of the nation resides in the people. In the rule of law in precedents. We've abide by Have subvert both openly and needlessly. Even his Americans cast their vote. Would be an irreversible step toward the brink. Lacking the votes to stop. Judge Amy Cockney barrettes confirmation. ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos says Democrats still hoped to delay the process. It's on the tightest of timelines right now, there's no question about that right now. If all goes perfectly, according to plan for the Republicans, it's likely be voting on a day or two. Before election days, The Democrats will try to delay in Louisville at least 28 people arrested Saturday night in the fourth
Far-right group Proud Boys rally in Portland, Oregon
"Hundreds of members of the right wing group. The proud boys rallied in Portland, Oregon, to show support for President Trump Saturday. The event attracted fewer participants than the group had expected and authorities and feared The governor of Oregon had declared a state of emergency. She was concerned about trouble between that group and demonstrators protest Ng for an end to police brutality and racial injustice. No serious violence was
How Trump, Biden are preparing for first presidential debate
"Nominee Joe Biden will debate for the first time on Tuesday in Cleveland, CBS's Mira Reuben on their different approaches, Joe Biden has been aggressively preparing, holding mock debates going over the issues and expecting insults. His plan is to avoid confrontations and if they happen, redirect the debate to the economy, health care and the pandemic. The president, according to aides, has not been doing any formal preparation and say his best preparation is his day job. Up. The CDC warns
Dallas - Texas AG accuses Gregg county official, 3 others of election fraud in mail-in ballot scheme
"Texas attorney general Can Paxton has announced four arrests yesterday on dozens off felony charges in connection with an alleged vote harvesting scheme during the 2018 Democratic primary elections in Greg. County. Greg County Commissioner Shannon Brown. Marlena Jackson, Charlie Berns and Dewayne Ward together face 134 felony charges. According to Pakistan's office. The elections include the allegations include election fraud, tampering with a governmental record mail in ballot fraud and Mohr. Quote, and this is the charge. To increase the pull off ballots needed to swing the race. In Brown's favor. The group targeted young able bodied voters to cast ballots by mail by fraudulently claiming the voters were disabled in most cases without The voters, knowledge or consent. This is one case. One case in Texas in one Democrat primary with 134 felony charges. But this is the thing. Do the Democrats tell us Doesn't happen.
How Trump, Biden are preparing for first presidential debate
"The 1st 2020 presidential debate is scheduled for Tuesday night, and former Vice President Joe Biden is taking more jabs at President Trump who he calls the worst president ever. Former Vice President Joe Biden says he is preparing for a session of personal attacks from President Trump when they have their first debate Tuesday. This wasn't an interview with MSNBC, with former vice president also saying is that The president is a liar. Not that smart doesn't know that much about foreign policy or the specifics of other issues, and so he will therefore resort to personal attacks. Biden is saying very little about his Supreme Court strategy beyond promising to nominate a black woman and work with Democrats and Republicans. To arrive at that. Nominate Fox's Richards and buy this
NASA astronaut to cast her ballot 200 miles above Earth
"One absentee ballot, and this year's election will be out of this world. NASA astronaut Kate Ruben says she'll be casting her ballot from a space more than 200 miles above Planet Earth. There's legislation passed a number of years ago to allow astronauts to vote in space. I think a lot of astronauts do this. They feel that it's very important. It's critical to participate in our democracy. Rubens, currently just outside of Moscow in Star City, Russia, preparing with two cosmonauts for mid October launch, followed by a six month stay at the international space Station. In
Trump and Biden to face off in first 2020 presidential debate
"When President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden T up for the first presidential debate of the election season. Let's head to our Bloomberg 99 1 newsroom in Washington and Bloomberg's Amy Morris Amy All right. Thank you, John. The candidates are set to face off Tuesday at case Western University in Cleveland debates going to run about 90 minutes without commercials. Let's take a look at some of the topics the techniques And just how this will work in the middle of a Corona virus pandemic. Bloomberg's politics reporter covering the 2020 campaign, Ryan Teague, Beckwith joins me now with some insight, Ryan. It is a pleasure. Thanks so much for taking the time with us. Any time. Now, as we know President Trump has his own debate style. So let's take a look at how the president is going to be taking on his debate. Opponent. Yeah, one thing that Trump has always done after be appearances even before he got into politics. Is re watch them with the sound off and I think that's kind of a good way of understanding how he approaches. He does not use this as much as a contest of ideas or a chance to get his message out as it as a very physical act. If you recall from the 2016 debate for Hillary Clinton, he was often sort of physically looming over her. He was taller than her obviously and brought her shouldered, But he sort of cases the The debate stage almost like a Mexican wrestler or something, he he very much wants to control the physical space, and that was a very different thing when he was up against Hillary Clinton. Then it will be with Joe Biden. So we have not yet seen the two of them really in the same physical space. Much at all other than the inauguration, So that will be really interesting thing to watch. Are we going to see them in
Election 2020: Your guide to voting in Pennsylvania
"Void. Can see with less than 40 days to go until the election. Pennsylvania's poised to emerge as the most crucial battleground state on the map President's visiting twice this week, ABC Swit Johnson with more on boating guidelines. Their registration deadline is October 19th for online by mail or in person. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October. 27th balance need to be put In a secrecy envelope before placing it into another larger envelope to be signed. Dated and mailed. This is ABC
Washington Mystics’ home court will be voting supercenter in Washington DC, elections board says
"Capital One arena are being used as super vote centers in the district. Following criticism that there would be no centers and wards at seven or eight DC, added another one at the home of the Washington Mystics in Ward eight, the entertainment and sports arena It'll be the only super vote center east of the Anacostia River. Smaller nearby Berry Farm's vote center will not open so it's equipment can be used at the arena.
Majority says winner of presidential election should nominate next Supreme Court justice
"Trump will formally nominate conservative Appeals Court Judge Amy Cockney Barry to the U. S. Supreme Court today. Meantime, a new ABC News Washington Post poll on whether President Trump should nominate the justice right now at all, confirm now or wait for the results of the election. Republicans indicating they want a new Supreme Court justice seated as soon as possible. But a new ABC NEWS Washington Post poll showing by nearly 20% margin Americans say replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the high court should be left to the winner of the presidential election. 57% Wanna wait 38% say fill the seat now. But Americans who were pulled also not keen on the idea of Democrats, adding another justice to the court. Should they win a Senate majority and the White House 54% opposing that only 32% favoring stacking the court. Dave Packer ABC NEWS A
Trump holds campaign rally in Virginia
"Campaign rally Friday night in Newport News. Virginia. President Trump Relish the chance to nominate yet another justice to the Supreme Court. We don't have to do it by the election, but we should be even really able, that would be a great victory. Going into the election earlier in the day, Trump told reporters at joint base. Andrews. I'll be announcing the decision tomorrow is very exciting. Five o'clock at the White House Rose Garden. The likely shift in the courts make up from Ginsberg, a liberal icon to an outspoken conservative would be the sharpest ideological swing since Clarence Thomas replaced Justice Thurgood Marshall nearly 30 years ago. I'm
Trump holds campaign rally in Virginia
"President. Trump is expected to announce his Supreme Court nominee this evening. He spoke about the controversy surrounding his pending announcement during a campaign rally in Virginia last night. I'm watching the Democrats saying how terrible it is that we're pointing We have the right. We won the election right that we have the right way. Have a lot of time.
President Trump again refuses to commit to peaceful transition if he loses
"Hello and welcome to the view. Happy Friday to everybody Meghan will be back on Monday Anna. Navarro is here. We're always happy to have her and we WANNA start today by honoring the reason that we're all sitting here actually, which is because of Barbara Barbara Walters Happy Birthday Barbara many more my dear. Nationwide protests. Yes. Nationwide protests continue over the grand jury decision to let cops off the hook for killing Brianna Taylor. Now really that would be calling for calm and unity right right now right But trump is adding fuel to the fire claiming that he's protesting the use of mail in ballots and they may not peacefully transfer power over to Biden if he's voted out, take a look. To See what happens you know that I've been complaining very strongly about the ballots and the ballots are disaster and People are rioting. Do you commit to making sure that there's a little? Blue want to get rid of the ballots and you'll have a very. Very, peaceful, there won't be a transfer, frankly are the election results only legitimate if you win. So we have to be very careful with the ballots, the ballots to hope big scam and we wanna make sure the election is honest and I'm not sure that it can be. I. Don't know that it can be with this whole. Situation unsolicited ballots they're unsolicited million things sent everybody and we'll say. So. I, think he's playing the autocrat just wants to see which Republicans are going to line up behind them like they've done on every other heinous thing he said and done. But what do I know maybe Anna do you know you're a Republican? Do you think they'll fall behind him? Look I think a lot of them are distancing themselves on on this at least you know one thing joy. It's more of the same. Okay. The only thing trump has to offer the American people is fear that's what his campaign is sewing in the hearts of American fear fear of Lalas, fear of socialism fear ballots fear of election results fear of the transition. So this is another attempt at voter suppression. This is another attempt at making Americans fearful of what will happen if he doesn't get. This is another attempt of driving people to some people to the votes out of fear and keeping some people from voting out of fear and it just you know it's not going to work if you see what we saw in Virginia. Where early voting started and people were lining up for blocks and blocks. If people have to walk over molten lava to get to the voting booth I, think many Americans will and the last thing I want to say. Look I fled to Talibanism I've fled communism integral walk in one, thousand, nine, hundred. where I have heard this kind of talk and where I have seen unelected elected leaders try to perpetuate themselves in power is in places like Cuba, where the Castro's have been in power for over sixty years in places like Venezuela with showers and places like Nicaragua with Ortega and with Somoza it's the tater ships that behave this way. It's dictators that behave this way, and this is what Donald Trump is trying to emulate. Yes. It's ironic. Isn't it that they're worried a lot of the people you mentioned a worried about communism but he's the one who's acting like A. Communist. Countries that you're talking about. So Sunday, how how seriously you take in this actually. I'm taking it very seriously and I think we should all take it seriously because this is a president that. says. The quiet part out loud I mean he has no nuance and so he has been challenging the notion of mail in voting from the very beginning even though he submits his ballots by mail in vote. So I think we have to take very seriously and he's been sort of poisoning the well by saying there's going to be this massive voter fraud while I think people need to understand that this has been looked at there is no such thing as massive mailing voter fraud. In fact, the Brennan Center for Justice, it's a non-partisan think tank calculated. The rate of voter fraud and elections at between zero point zero zero, zero, three percent and zero point zero zero to five percent. Okay. Zero percent. So there is no voter fraud, but he's putting it out there and he's been saying it for a long time. So I, think these are the actions of a man who knows that he is going to be outvoted I think he knows he expects to be outvoted, but he wants to hobble that count, and so we have to take him very seriously. We need to take him at his word.
Trump holds rally in Newport News, Virginia
"News Williamsburg International Airport in Virginia earlier at an event in Atlanta. The president expressing support for black votes as the calendar inches closer to the election. I will always put Americans first, and that includes very, very importantly, black Americans. Thie president will officially announces the Bream Court