Two weeks ago, 235 retired generals and admirals signed an "open letter" supporting President Donald Trump's reelection campaign. The letter is disgraceful and runs counter to military norms. Unfortunately, a second group is likely to respond in kind with a similar statement in support of former Vice President Joe Biden.
Every presidential ...Read more
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump paid just $750 in income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, reported losing millions of dollars from his golf courses and has hundreds of millions in debt that will come due in the next few years, according to a report in The New York Times.
Trump paid no income taxes in 10 of the 15 years before he was elected, ...Read more
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - When Air Force One landed on the runway at Cecil Airport, it left no doubt the Jacksonville area will be a battleground for Republicans and Democrats trying to swing Florida in the clash between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Trump's campaign rally at Cecil Airport marked the first personal ...Read more
ATLANTA - Top Georgia U.S. Senate candidates raced to draw battle lines over President Donald Trump's push to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court before Election Day, as Republicans quickly endorsed her appointment and Democrats blasted the rushed process.
Trump's nomination of Barrett, a favorite of many conservative advocacy ...Read more
HARTFORD, Conn. - Four years ago, Marge Hansen was deeply skeptical of Republican Donald Trump, dismissing the thrice-married businessman who once boasted about grabbing women "by the p---y" as sharply out-of-step with her own conservative Catholic values.
This year, she's firmly behind Trump - even though former Vice President Joe Biden, the ...Read more
After briefly flirting with the idea of a 2020 presidential run himself, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has officially endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, his first time publicly backing a political candidate.
"Now this is something that I've certainly not done in the past, so I'm going to go big," he said in a video ...Read more
Democrats zeroed in on the risk to Americans' health care coverage in previewing the tactics they'll use to oppose the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's new Supreme Court pick.
Regardless, Barrett's confirmation seems assured given the Republican majority in the Senate. She would replace the most progressive member of ...Read more
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden declared Sunday that voters "are not going to stand for this abuse of power" if President Donald Trump's Senate Republican allies push through the election-season confirmation of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
As Senate Republicans vowed to swiftly secure ...Read more
President Donald Trump repeated his calls for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to take a drug test before their upcoming debate, continuing a nasty line of attack on his opponent.
"I will be strongly demanding a Drug Test of Sleepy Joe Biden prior to, or after, the Debate on Tuesday night. Naturally, I will agree to take one also," ...Read more
Democrat Joe Biden takes the stage at the first presidential debate of 2020 on Tuesday staring at an opponent, in President Donald Trump, who has unwittingly done him a big favor - lowered expectations for Biden's performance.
The president has spent months painting Biden as doddering and senile, a move that may have lowered the bar for Biden's...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS - A majority of likely Minnesota voters want the U.S. Senate to wait until after the November election to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, results of a new Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11 Minnesota Poll show.
Just 39% of those polled said the U.S. Senate should take up the nominee ahead ...Read more
WASHINGTON - It's the morning after the Nov. 3 election, and the world doesn't know who won the U.S. presidency because there are hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots in the pivotal state of Pennsylvania that won't be counted for days as lawyers descend to battle over the votes.
That's the worst-case election scenario emerging if the race ...Read more
WASHINGTON - Some Democrats are fretting over polls suggesting that Joe Biden's presidential campaign isn't reaching Latino voters, missing an opportunity to connect over the response to the coronavirus pandemic that the group identifies as its biggest campaign issue. Or just to connect. Others are telling the worriers to relax.
As the Nov. 3 ...Read more
President Donald Trump's nomination of conservative federal judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, like much of his White House tenure, was applauded and attacked across a nation divided.
While Democrats and liberal groups were quick to rip Trump and demand a vote delayed until after the Nov. 3 presidential election, Republicans and ...Read more
WASHINGTON - Amy Coney Barrett brings a resume that could make her the most conservative new justice since Clarence Thomas and a dream addition for Republicans looking to remake the U.S. Supreme Court.
Barrett, nominated Saturday by President Donald Trump, champions the "originalist" approach that has become conservative orthodoxy for ...Read more
Federal Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett is many things: A Louisiana native. Former clerk for late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. A conservative Catholic, a mother of seven, a Notre Dame Law School professor.
And now, President Donald Trump's choice to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and became the youngest justice on the ...Read more
While President Donald Trump has refused to promise a peaceful transfer of power should he lose, saying he wasn't sure the election could be honest with the proliferation of mail ballots, Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt says the U.S. election system is "secure as it's ever been."
Blunt, chairman of the Senate Rules Committee and member of ...Read more
WASHINGTON - By the time President Donald Trump officially introduced Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee Saturday evening at the White House, much of the dramatic tension already had been resolved over what unfolds over the next weeks, months and years.
Barrett, a former law professor and reliably conservative federal appeals court ...Read more
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is expected to name his pick Saturday night for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, a move that could further shift the high court to the right and reshape American law on abortion, healthcare, religion and guns for a generation.
U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett has emerged as Trump's leading candidate,...Read more
WASHINGTON - In his all-but-certain nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump has chosen a well-regarded legal scholar who has strong appeal to conservatives and who almost surely would move the high court significantly to the right on abortion, guns and other high-profile issues.
If the Senate's Republican majority holds to...Read more
- In Amy Coney Barrett, conservatives see the Supreme Court champion they've longed for
- Trump's Supreme Court pick seen as unlikely to jump-start campaign
- Biden hangs on to lead over Trump, Minnesota poll shows
- Democrats focus on health care in opposing Trump court pick
- Democrats fret over Biden's outreach to Latino voters