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No debate handshake for Biden, Trump. First presidential showdown adapts to Covid-19

No debate handshake for Biden, Trump. First presidential showdown adapts to Covid-19

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will forgo a handshake at their first presidential debate on Tuesday, one of several ways Covid-19 has impacted the way the candidates’ first face-to-face showdown will play out. Peter Eyre, a senior adviser for the Commission on Presidential Debates, said the candidates also won’t exchange handshakes…MORE

White House chief of staff doubles down on attacks on FBI director

White House chief of staff doubles down on attacks on FBI director

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Sunday delivered a pointed rebuke of FBI Director Chris Wray after he testified that there isn’t evidence of coordinated national voter fraud, despite President Donald Trump’s baseless claims otherwise. “To suggest that there is a process that is full of integrity is trying to make a verdict…MORE

Biden to take post-debate campaign swing through Ohio and Pennsylvania

Biden to take post-debate campaign swing through Ohio and Pennsylvania

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will embark on a campaign trip across eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania via train that focuses on the economy and working families following this week’s first presidential debate in Cleveland. The plans mark the most robust campaign trip Biden has taken since March, when the coronavirus pandemic forced him to…MORE

Ivanka Trump adds campaign surrogate to portfolio

Ivanka Trump adds campaign surrogate to portfolio

Ivanka Trump has combined her role as presidential adviser with that of in-demand campaign asset and fundraiser. Much like her father President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump is of late mingling her two jobs, using trips that highlight her policy portfolio to deliver campaign messaging in strategically selected battleground states. One-part West Wing senior staff and…MORE

Graham: Senate Judiciary Committee will approve Barrett on October 22

Graham: Senate Judiciary Committee will approve Barrett on October 22

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham said Sunday that the committee will approve Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court on October 22, setting up a full Senate vote to send her to the high court by the end of the month. “So, we’ll start on October 12, and more than half of the Supreme…MORE

Barrett pick draws attention to small religious group

Barrett pick draws attention to small religious group

President Donald Trump’s nomination of federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court has drawn new attention to her association with a Christian group called People of Praise. Barrett has not spoken publicly about her relationship to the religious community, which was founded in 1971 and includes “Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Episcopalians, Methodists, Pentecostals, Presbyterians…MORE

Former Bush DHS Secretary Tom Ridge endorses Biden

Former Bush DHS Secretary Tom Ridge endorses Biden

Tom Ridge, the former Department of Homeland Security secretary during the George W. Bush administration, endorsed Joe Biden in an op-ed published Sunday in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Ridge’s backing of the former vice president is the latest among a broad list of prominent Republican endorsements for Biden. Ridge, a former GOP governor of Pennsylvania, wrote…MORE

Trump says he did not discuss Roe v. Wade with Amy Coney Barrett

Trump says he did not discuss Roe v. Wade with Amy Coney Barrett

President Donald Trump said he did not discuss specific cases — including the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision which affirmed the legality of a woman’s right to have an abortion — with Judge Amy Coney Barrett before nominating her to the Supreme Court. And the President declined to say whether he would like to…MORE

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