Wednesday, September 30, 2020

White House News (白宮消息) | Oct 1, 2020

How much value does a chaotic debate yield for the American people? Sep. 30, 2020
Oct. 1, 2020

Joe Biden, in his first remarks on the chaotic presidential debate, said President Trump was a 'national embarrassment'

The Commission on Presidential Debates has vowed to change the format of the next candidate clash after Tuesday's debate was called a 'national embarrassment' by Joe Biden but an unrepentant Donald Trump said it was 'fun.' The chaotic 90 minute debate, where the president repeatedly interrupted his Democratic rival and moderator Chris Wallace, was dubbed a 's*** show' and 'dumpster fire' by pundits. In the aftermath, critics demanded changes to the format and Wallace was faulted for not being able to control the unruly president, who would not stop talking. 

Debate commission promises rule change to make next showdown 'orderly' after 'dumpster fire' clash which Biden admits was a 'national embarrassment' but unrepentant Trump says it was FUN

Oct. 1 - The Commission on Presidential Debates has vowed to change the format of the next candidate clash after Tuesday's debate was called a 'national embarrassment' by Joe Biden but an unrepentant Donald Trump said it was 'fun.'

The chaotic 90 minute debate, where the president repeatedly interrupted his Democratic rival and moderator Chris Wallace, was dubbed a 's*** show' and 'dumpster fire' by pundits.

Cricketer Tim Murtagh caught in case of mistaken identity with Donald Trump
One of Donald Trump’s key staffers replied to a veteran county cricketer as a case of mistaken identity involving the US President rolls on.

July 18, 2020Tim Murtagh is having more fun trolling Donald Trump’s critics than he does on a juicy green deck at Lord’s.

The former Ireland cricketer, who still plies his trade on the county circuit for Middlesex (or would be if it wasn’t for COVID-19), has been caught up in a case of mistaken identity involving one of Trump’s key staffers.

The seam bowler keeps copping a barrage of tweets from people thinking he’s the American President’s Director of Communications, Tim Murtaugh. And he’s having a right old laugh.

Murtagh the cricketer is re-tweeting up a storm of people coming after him thinking they’re actually attacking a member of Trump’s inner circle, and the 38-year-old veteran hasn’t been shy in playing along either.     source

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

White House News (白宮消息) | Sep. 30, 2020

Biden: Trump "trying to scare people" into not voting
Biden criticized the president for promoting baseless claims that voting by mail leads to widespread voter fraud, saying that the president was trying to depress the vote and discourage people from voting.

"We're going to make sure that the people who want to vote in person are able to vote," Biden said, encouraging people to turn out in person if possible. "This is all about trying to dissuade people from voting because he's trying to scare people into thinking that it's not going to be legitimate."

"He cannot stop you from being able to determine the outcome of the election," Biden continued. However, he said that if the election is conclusive, then Mr. Trump would have no choice but to leave office. "If we get the votes, it's going to be all over."
Mr. Trump continued to promote theories that there was ongoing voting fraud, even though the FBI director has said that there is currently no evidence of any effort to coordinate voter fraud.

"As far as the ballots are concerned, it's a disaster," Mr. Trump said. "This is going to be fraud like you've never seen."
He also said that "we might not know for months" what the outcome of the election will be, and suggested that the Supreme Court may have to determine the results of the election.

"I'm counting on them to look at the ballots, definitely," Mr. Trump said. If Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court, the court would have a 6 to 3 conservative majority.
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Utah Governor's Debate
Utah gubernatorial candidates, Lt. Governor Spencer Cox (R) and Chris Peterson (D), participate in a televised debate. The event is sponsored by the Utah Debate Commission.
Democrat Chris Peterson and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, pictured in these 2020 file photos, are running for Utah governor.
Cox, Peterson to debate live tonight in race to be Utah’s governor

Sep. 29 - SALT LAKE CITY — The two major-party candidates in the Utah governor’s race, Republican Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox and Democratic University of Utah law professor Chris Peterson, are squaring off tonight for what is expected to be their final debate before the November election.

Monday, September 28, 2020

White House News (白宮消息) | Sep. 29, 2020

Sep. 29, 2020
Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized after call of suicidal behavior

Captured on police bodycam video, Parscale’s wife, Candance, described her husband’s behavior as threatening to himself and others. Police seized 10 firearms from their home.

Wife of Brad Parscale said he made suicidal comments 'throughout the week' before hospitalization, police report says

Sepl 29 - (CNN)The wife of President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Brad Parscale, told police that her husband had made "suicidal comments throughout the week" before he was detained and hospitalized Sunday.

Candice Parscale told Fort Lauderdale police officers she believed her husband had shot himself because he was "ranting and raving" about something and was holding a gun. She left the residence and moments later heard a gun cock and then heard what she thought was a gunshot, police reports obtained by CNN said.

She had fled the home without her cellphone or other belongings, according to the report.Police on the scene realized Parscale did not shoot himself when they heard him ranting and pacing around the residence and the dog barking frantically, according to the reports. However, they were concerned that he might still try to shoot himself because he was in possession of several firearms and refused to speak to negotiators or to vacate the residence, the report says.

Later Monday afternoon, police released video of their contact with Parscale. The video shows Candice Parscale speaking to officers and telling police her husband was "acting crazy." An officer spoke to Brad Parscale on the phone and asked him to step outside the home several times. The video then showed Parscale walking out of the home and speaking to an officer, at which point another officer tackled him to the ground and handcuffed him.

Parscale can be heard repeatedly saying, "I didn't do anything," while on the ground.

Candice Parscale told police that her husband drinks and "suffers from PTSD." While speaking with police, an officer noticed bruises on her arms that she said she had suffered a few days earlier in a physical altercation with Brad Parscale, which she did not report.     more details

Sunday, September 27, 2020

White House News (白宮消息) | Sep. 28, 2020

What you need to know about Trump's SCOTUS pick and the confirmation process
President Trump announced yesterday he's nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat.
Republicans, who control the Senate, have outlined a swift confirmation process, but many Democrats say the vacancy shouldn't be filled until after Election Day...

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks Sunday about President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
'Summon Your Conscience': Biden Implores GOP Senators To Wait On SCOTUS Nomination

Sep. 28 - Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Sunday implored Senate Republicans not to act on President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court until after the American people finish selecting their next president.

"There are Senate Republicans out there who know in their hearts that if they shut out the voices of those during a voting period, during an election, they're closing the door on American democracy thereafter," Biden said during a speech in his hometown of Wilmington, Del.

"I urge every senator to take a step back from the brink, take off the blinders of politics for just one critical moment, and stand up for the Constitution you swore to uphold," said Biden, a longtime former senator himself. "Just because you have the power to do something doesn't absolve you of your responsibility to do right by the American people. Uphold your constitutional duty, summon your conscience."     continue to read

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Sep 27 , 2020
China prepares to fly fighter jets over Taiwan

Sep. 27 - China seems set to overfly Taiwan with fighter jets. Such an operation would be designed to warn the United States against increasing its support for Taiwan. And second, to test whether President Tsai Ing-wen is willing to fire on Chinese aircraft.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

White House News (白宮消息) | Sep. 27, 2020

Eielson Air Force Base (AFB) (IATA: EIL, ICAO: PAEI, FAA LID: EIL) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 26 miles (42 km) southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska and just southeast of Moose Creek, Alaska. It was established in 1943 as Mile 26 Satellite Field and taken off deployment in 2007. It has been a Superfund site since 1989.[2] Eielson AFB was named in honor of polar pilot Carl Ben Eielson.[3]

Its host unit is the 354th Fighter Wing (354 FW) assigned to the Eleventh Air Force of the Pacific Air Forces. The 354 FW's primary mission is to support Red Flag – Alaska, a series of Pacific Air Forces commander–directed field training exercises for U.S. Forces, joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close-air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. These exercises are conducted on the Joint Pacific Alaskan Range complex with air operations flown out of the two bases.[4]

Eielson was projected to have 54 F-35s arriving in April 2020 and continuing through 2022. The planes were to come with an estimated 3,500 personnel, to include airmen and their families as well as civilian personnel.[5] The F-35 program will increase the number of military personnel at Eielson by about 50 percent, which is a significant change for a base once on the brink of closure.[6]

Distant Frontier on the Last Frontier
Sep. 23 - Distant Frontier provides units an opportunity both before and after RF-A to train in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, drop live and inert weapons, and fight against the 18th Aggressor Squadron’s F-16 Fighting Falcons and surface-to-air threat simulators on the range.

“It provides an opportunity for greater integration, face-to-face mission planning, briefing and debriefing that otherwise would not be possible,” said Capt. Christopher Ellsworth, the RF-A 21-1 team lead.

Distant Frontier also allows units to focus on specific desired learning objectives...     more
The first F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing lands at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 21, 2020. A total of 54 F-35As will be stationed at Eielson AFB by the end of 2021, which will make Alaska the most concentrated state for combat-coded fifth-generation aircraft

Why Pentagon is Beefing Up Its Alaska Presence ‘Literally in Sight’ of Russian Border

Last week, Alaskan Senator Dan Sullivan announced that the US Air Force would deploy 150 F-22 and F-35 fighter jets to his state, and said that they, as well as the construction of America's first deepwater port in the Arctic Circle, will send a ‘message’ to Russia and China about US power projection capabilities in the Arctic.

Sep. 26 - The 150 Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II jets expected to be deployed to Alaska will constitute one of the largest, if not the biggest single US deployment of fifth-generation stealth fighters anywhere in the world, given estimates that the Air Force at present operates 187 F-22s and fewer than 250 F-350s in total.
The 356th Fighter Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base in central Alaska received its first two F-35s in April, with four more on loan from Hill Air Force Base in Utah for training purposes. The 356th was reactivated in October 2019, becoming both the northernmost US fighter squadron, and said to be capable of targeting any part of either Europe or the Asia-Pacific region, according to military officials.
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26 Sep 2020

Friday, September 25, 2020

White House News (白宮消息) | Sep. 26, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett (born January 28, 1972)[1][2] is an American lawyer, jurist, and academic who serves as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Barrett considers herself a public-meaning originalist; her judicial philosophy has been likened to that of her mentor and former boss, Antonin Scalia.[3] Barrett's scholarship focuses on originalism.

Barrett was nominated to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals by President Donald Trump on May 8, 2017 and confirmed by the Senate on October 31, 2017. While serving on the federal bench, she was a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, where she has taught civil procedure, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation.[4][2][5][6] Eleven months after her confirmation to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017, Barrett was added to President Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees.[7] On September 25, 2020, it was reported by multiple U.S. media outlets that Trump intended to nominate Barrett on September 26, 2020 to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the United States Supreme Court.[8]

Thursday, September 24, 2020

White House News (白宮消息) | Sep. 25, 2020

People crowd together without masks to attend a campaign rally by President Donald Trump at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida, on September 24, 2020. [Tom Brenner/Reuters]

19:30 ET – Trump campaigns before a large crowd in Jacksonville, Florida

President Donald Trump campaigned outdoors before a large crowd, many without masks in Jacksonville, Florida. Polls show Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden in a tight race in Florida.

“I just wish the cameras would show the crowd. They don’t want to do that. They don’t like to do that,” Trump said.
“It’s interesting, when Biden comes to Florida he has like one, two, three people,” Trump said. “He has a hard time filling up the circles.”     source

Deadline Now: Donald Trump Booed At Memorial, White House Calls It “Appalling,” Nancy Pelosi Tweets “Vote Him Out”

Sep. 24 - The president and the first lady visited the casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Tuesday, and all did not go as planned. They were booed and then met by chants of “Vote Him Out.”

It set off conflicting choruses of pro and con responses.

White House Press Secretary Kaley McEnany called the boos “appalling.”

Nancy Pelosi shared the video along with some words of advice.

Trump, for his part, claimed he didn’t even hear the boos.     source
SEPTEMBER 24, 2020
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PRESIDENT TRUMP CAMPAIGN RALLY IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDAPresident Trump delivers remarks at a campaign rally in Jacksonville, Florida.
Donald Trump holds campaign rally in Jacksonville, Florida
Sep. 24, 2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

White House News (白宮消息) | Sep. 24, 2020

President Donald Trump speaks during a Wednesday news conference in the briefing room of the White House.

Trump says Kentucky attorney general is ‘handling’ Breonna Taylor situation ‘very well’ and refuses to commit to peaceful transition of power

President suggests he might not allow FDA to tighten standards for an emergency-use authorization of a coronavirus vaccinea

Sep. 24 - President Donald Trump, saying he needed to take a phone call, departed Wednesday’s coronavirus press briefing as a reporter asked him about protests in Louisville, Ky., after no police officer was charged directly over the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.

One officer was charged with wanton endangerment for firing shots into neighboring apartments. Trump applauded Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s response to the case.

“He’s handling it very well,” Trump said, after reading a statement from Cameron that said justice is beholden “only to the facts and to the law.”

“If we simply act on emotion or outrage, there is no justice,” said Cameron, a Republican, who is often described as a protégé of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...     more

Hundreds of people gathered for protests in Lousiville following the announcement of a grand jury's indictment of just one of the three officers involved in the fatal killing of Breonna Taylor. File Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE

Protesters gather in Louisville after no officers directly charged in Breonna Taylor killing

Sep. 24 - Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered in Louisville to march in protest of a grand jury's decision to indict just one of three officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

White House News (白宮消息) | Sep. 23, 2020

Democrats call Trump rally a ‘super spreader’ ahead of Western Pa. visit

Sep. 23 - With Pre  sident Donald Trump about to descend on Western Pennsylvania, riding the momentum of a likely Supreme Court nomination later this week, three prominent Democrats did what they could to highlight what they described as Trump’s “failed economic policies.”

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Pennsylvania Democratic Party chair Nancy Patton Mills, and Darrin Kelly, president of the Allegheny/Fayette Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, took turns hammering Trump in a virtual news conference Tuesday morning.

The event coincided with the rollout of a mobile billboard set to be driven through Pittsburgh during the day with messages stating Trump has botched his handling of the covid-19 pandemic.

Mills and Fitzgerald made a point of referring to Trump’s scheduled campaign rally Tuesday at a hangar outside Pittsburgh International Airport as a “super spreader event.”

“We’re going to have thousands and thousands of people show up tonight without masks,” Fitzgerald said. “We have people in our colleges and our schools and our workplaces who have been responsible and now we have a president who is going to come tonight and encourage people to not wear a mask, making fun of people who do wear a mask.

“I’m very disappointed that people are going to listen to this president and believe his falsehoods when it comes to science, this virus and how we should be spreading out and wearing masks.” ...  continue to read
Trump and Xi tensions at UN meetingTrump and Xi tensions at UN meetingUS and China tensions have been on show at the annual UN General Assembly in New York, with US President Donald Trump blaming China for the spread of coronavirus.
In his speech, Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country had "no intention to enter a Cold War with any country".
Ties between the two world powers are strained on a number of fronts.
The assembly was opened by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who, without naming China or the US warned "we must do everything to avoid a new Cold War".
Date published on Sep. 23, 2020
Source from:  BBC News
Subsection World
President Donald Trump addresses the UN in a pre-recorded message. Source: UN Photo

Donald Trump attacks China for 'unleashing coronavirus plague onto the world'

US President Donald Trump continues to blame China for the coronavirus pandemic as the UN Chief warns of a cold war between the two superpowers.

Sep. 23 - US President Donald Trump angrily cast blame on China over the coronavirus pandemic in an address on Tuesday before the United Nations, whose chief warned against a new "Cold War" between the two powers.

At a General Assembly held almost entirely virtually due to COVID-19, Mr Trump delivered a speech in election campaign mode, even using his loaded term "China virus" as the US death toll crossed the grim milestone of 200,000.

"We must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world - China," Mr Trump said in a recorded address to the General Assembly, where each nation was represented by a single, masked delegate...   more details

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