Nancy Pelosi says she has no confidence in Deborah Birx over handling of pandemic

House speaker Nancy Pelosi escalated an attack on Dr Deborah Birx, a senior scientist on Donald Trump’s coronavirus taskforce, in television comments on Sunday as Birx defended the administration’s handling of the pandemic. Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress, was asked on ABC’s

Over 7,000 people evacuated due to Apple Fire in Southern California

About 7,800 people have been evacuated as an out-of-control wildfire burns east of Los Angeles, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.   The fire began Friday shortly before 5 p.m. PST, according to CNN affiliate KABC-TV. No injuries have been reported. A single family h

GOP: Renomination of Trump to be held in private

The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention, citing the coronavirus. While Trump called off the public components of the convention in Florida last month,

Supreme Court allows continued construction of Trump's border wall

A divided Supreme Court on Friday allowed continued construction of a portion of President Donald Trump's border wall while legal challenges play out.   The 5-4 order represents a loss for environmental groups represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, which had asked the justices t

Congressional Democrats, White House set for Saturday talks on coronavirus bill

Congress for the past several months has been unable to reach an accord for a next round of coronavirus relief, in a pandemic that has killed more than 150,000 Americans and brought on the sharpest economic collapse since the Great Depression. U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and

NYPD Under Scrutiny After Videos Show Officers Pulling Protester Into Unmarked Van

Dominique Mosbergen The New York City Police Department has come under scrutiny after videos showed officers pulling a protester into an unmarked van during a demonstration Tuesday in Manhattan against racism and police brutality. The Gothamist, citing the protester’s friends, identified her

Donald Trump says he won't attend John Lewis' memorial services

President Donald Trump said Monday he will not be attending memorial services for civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis this week.Lewis will lie in state at the Capitol as part of six days of funeral proceedings, and the public will be allowed to visit later Monday and Tuesday. Lewis died July 17 from

Police and protesters clash in violent weekend across the US

Protests took a violent turn in several U.S. cities over the weekend with demonstrators squaring off against federal agents outside a courthouse in Portland, Oregon, forcing police in Seattle to retreat into a station house and setting fire to vehicles in California and Virginia. A protest against

Hawaii prepares for High Winds, Rain as Hurricane Nears

  Hawaii prepared for the onslaught of Hurricane Douglas on Sunday, with predictions of high winds, rain and storm surge. Douglas weakened Saturday to a Category 1 hurricane as it approached Hawaii, but officials warned people should not be lulled into complacency. "Douglas is continuing a g

Hanna Becomes First Hurricane of 2020 Atlantic Season

Tropical Storm Hanna was upgraded to a hurricane Saturday, moving toward the Texas coast and threatening to bring heavy rain, storm surge, and possible tornadoes, all while another tropical storm approaches the Caribbean. Hanna is the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, the U.S.

US: Trump signs orders to force lower prices for medications

President Donald Trump on Friday signed four executive orders aimed at lowering some prices that US citizens pay for prescription drugs that may have appeal as he faces an uphill re-election battle and criticism over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. At a White House ceremony, Trump laid ou

Singapore man admits being Chinese spy in US

A Singaporean man has pleaded guilty in the US to working as an agent of China, the latest incident in a growing stand-off between Washington and Beijing. Jun Wei Yeo was charged with using his political consultancy in America as a front to collect information for Chinese intelligence, US officia

Trump to sign flurry of controversial executive orders after consulting Bush ‘torture memo’ author

President Donald Trump is relying on an outlier interpretation of a recent Supreme Court decision to assert broad new powers as he prepares to sign a series of executive orders in the coming weeks. The expansive view of presidential authority has been promoted by John Yoo, a Berkeley Law professor

Steve Daines: ‘Stop the Economic Crisis by Stopping the Pandemic’ with Vaccine

Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) told Breitbart News Daily that the country could stop the nation’s economic crisis by stopping the coronavirus through a vaccine, which he believes could happen as early as this upcoming autumn. Daines said that before the Montana people elected him to the

Trump says things will get worse

The global tally of people infected with the coronavirus neared 15 million Wednesday, while in the worst-hit pandemic hot spot of the United States, President Donald Trump warned the pandemic would “get worse before it gets better.” With COVID-19 set to pass another shocking milestone,

Coronavirus: Trump warns pandemic will get worse before it gets better

  US President Donald Trump said Tuesday the coronavirus pandemic would get worse before it got better as he embraced the wearing of a face mask and called on Americans to do the same. In a noticeably softer tone, Trump said the coronavirus “will probably, unfortunately, get w

Portland protesters gassed after setting fire at courthouse

Protesters outside Portland’s U.S. courthouse set a fire in the building’s entryway early Monday in yet another night of conflict with federal agents who repeatedly tear gassed the demonstrators to drive them away, officials said. Authorities over the weekend erected large fences around

Trump says Confederate flag proud symbol of U.S. South

U.S. President Donald Trump declined to say the Confederate flag was an offensive symbol in an interview broadcast on Sunday, saying it is a source of pride for people who love the South. The Republican president was asked on “Fox News Sunday,” if the flag, considered a symbol of slaver

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