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Biden campaign jumps on Trump tax-return story
"After The New York Times report detailing President Trump's tax return information for the past two decades. Indicated he paid little or no federal income tax. Mr. Trump called it fake and attacked it on Twitter later as illegally obtained CBS's Ed O'Keefe. Within hours of The New York Times report, The biting campaign was out with a new ad contrasting the tax burden of average working Americans. With the $750 in income tax that the president paid, and they're also out with new campaign buttons that read. I paid more income taxes than Donald Trump. White House correspondent Paula Read tells us small claiming loss is for many of his namesake businesses. Mr. Trump has maintained a lavish lifestyle by taking tax deductions on what some people would consider personal expenses, including housing and $70,000 in hairstyling for television appearances. Correspondent Nancy
Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017
"Is staunchly defending himself against accusations from critics who say the Republican evaded paying his fair share of taxes. For well over a decade. Today, Trump says he paid many millions of dollars in taxes but was legally entitled to depreciation in tax credits. The New York Times reported that Trump had for years claimed heavy losses from his businesses and that he paid Just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and again 2017 well
Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to US supreme court
"President. Trump says he believes the Senate will move quickly to confirm Judge Amy Cockney Barrett to the U. S. Supreme Court. Over the weekend. The president formally nominated bearer to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as NPR's Claudia Chrysalis reports. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham says confirmation hearings will begin October 12 Following that we'll have two days of questioning and then we'll report out this nomination out of committee about 10. Days later on October 22nd. Graham said Barrett would get a quote full fair hearing in that time and then to be up to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to schedule a vote on the floor of the full Senate. The Supreme Court vacancy is expected to come up tomorrow night when Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden face off in their first presidential debate in Ohio.
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
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 paid just $750 in US income tax in election year.
"Some who see it as a neo colonial foray. Donald Trump paid just seven hundred and fifty dollars in federal income taxes. The year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House according to a report yesterday in the New York. Times. Trump who has fiercely guarded he's tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them public pay no federal income taxes in ten of the past fifteen years. He campaigned for office as a billionaire, real estate mogul and successful businessman. Speaking at a news conference at the White House trump dismissed the report and said he has paid taxes though he gave no specifics. The disclosure which the time says comes from tax return data is obtained extending over two decades comes at a pivotal moment ahead of the first presidential debate on Tuesday and weeks before divisive election against Democrat Joe Biden. The president vowed that information about his taxes will all be revealed but he offered no timeline for disclosure and made similar promises during the two thousand sixteen campaign on which he never followed through. In fact, the president has fielded court challenges against those seeking to access his returns including the
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
Trump picks conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court
"Trump has made it official nominating Amy Cockney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the high court. She is a woman of unparalleled achievement. Powering intellect, sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution. Judge Amy Cockney parrot.
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
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.
Democrats lament Amy Coney Barrett pick but say 'we can't stop the outcome'
"Say the White House is fast tracking the nomination of Judge Amy Cockney Barrett for the Supreme Court. But as one Democrat says, there's not much his side Khun do about it. We can slow it down, perhaps a matter of hours, maybe days at the most. You can't stop the outcome. What we should do is to address this now. Respectfully, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin on ABC Confirmation hearings are set to begin October. 12th
Rochester mayor appoints first female interim police chief
"Choice for a new interim police chief in the troubled Rochester Police Department in a visible show change. Rochester mayor Lovely Warrant appointing the city's first black female police chief to take over the department, rocked by the police death of Daniel Prude Ah black man who died in police custody. Cynthia Harriet Sullivan named interim police chief effective in October. She'll take over after the previous chief was relieved of his Duties, and several other high ranking officers resigned or were demoted over proves death. While there are some longstanding inexcusable practices within our department The vast majority of our officers are committed to serving and protecting our city Mayor Warren saying Traditional policing practices must be altered and improved to better serve and protect citizens.
Less than half of US public believes the election results will be accurate
"That less than half Of the public believes the election tally will be accurate. Less than half So that I'm going to do. The reciprocal is here. Well, then, that must mean a majority things. It won't be. And if that's the case, no matter who wins. If we don't if we do not believe it. Then what happens to our republic? You have tohave. Trust in the fact that the process the system works. So With all of that, and by the way, I've been flipping around on all the various networks today. And The left is apoplectic. They are absolutely come at every topic of every show so far today. About the fact that Donald Trump's not gonna step aside. He's talking to the military about having the military come in. And keep him keep the opposition away and keep him there and and that they're going to make sure that this goes, you know, they're not going to count the balance. There is going to declare that he's the winner and then the Supreme Court will now be in the hands of conservatives, and then they're going to rule in favor of him. But I made her go nuts. Then I looked at the Washington Examiner there right there, Right in the same story in the front of Drudge is writing the same story. So this isn't like some of this is like the elephant in the room that people are afraid to talk about. I really wanna have a conversation with you about this. I don't want people that are just angry. What are you doing, Tom? Why? Why are you talking about President Trump the greatest guy in the whole wide world. I'm not. I'm not talking about who's gonna win or he's gonna lose. I'm talking about the fact that both parties are spending a lot of time undermining the accuracy of the election. Down. Has any election ever been precisely, exactly. 1000% accurate. I doubt it. seen in my lifetime was 2000, Florida. Or I believe it was 508 votes. In favor of George W. Bush. But before this was they went through and recounted and re counted and recounted, And then it went to the courts and the courts ruled about you can't recount Yes, you can recount Okay, Broward, you could recount but Then I went to the Supreme Court. And they finally put a stop to all the recount recount recount. But that did not mean that the New York Times and CBS News We're not still there. Digging with their lawyers. Doing everything they could to figure out what the true account wasn't after. It was a good year, when finally all of the media investigations. Finally came to the conclusion that George W. Bush won by 508 votes. But what's that did was it for the first couple of years of the Bush administration even after 9 11? There was a period where we were all united after 9 11, but but otherwise. It was. He's not a legitimate president. Now that was going all during his first term, And then when he was re elected in 2004 at pretty much, they still did not like him, but they stopped the fact that he wasn't a legitimate president. And so if Donald Trump wins you want this country No matter how much you like him or don't like him, you want the country to know that he is the legitimate president if Joe Biden wins You want to know that as well.
NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station
"Leased 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,
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.