Mitch McConnell stepped in front of the Senate to insult those who criticized the Majority Leader for having refused to take up electoral security bills.
The Republican from Kentucky caused a series of negative headlines last week for having twice rejected consideration of electoral security bills, despite a special adviser Robert Mueller had warned that interference in the Russian elections continues, we are sitting here. "
McConnell likened the criticism to" modern McCarthyism "and said he would not be" intimidated "to tackle the legislation. "For decades, I used my seat in the Senate to champion Russia and protect the United States," McConnell said. "I'm proud of my record … and liars can not blow them away."
A Washington Post reporter tweeted about his remarks:
A Democratic Congressman announced that he and his wife were attending the Gilroy Garlic Festival when the last night's shots took place.
Representative Dan Lipinski from Illinois said he and his wife Judy were "okay" and prayed for those killed and injured in the attack.
Trump meets with pastors in the midst of disputes over the Baltimore attacks
A pastor who met with Trump said today he finds it "hard to believe" that the president is a racist.
Pastor Bill Owens attended a meeting of the White House with the President, which was not originally in Trump's public diary. However, Owens said the meeting was scheduled for several days and included about 20 pastors.
Some speculated that the meeting should be convened at the last minute to change the story of Trump's racist attacks on Representative Elijah Cumming and his Baltimore County
The comments made last week during an interview with far-right news agency Breitbart News came after Trump tweeted that Omar and three other minority congressional women should "go back" from where they came from. Commenting on one of Trump's election campaigns, this comment triggered the song "Send Them Back."
"I'm not saying we're forcibly sending her anywhere," Paul told Breitbart. "I'm ready to contribute to buy her a ticket to visit Somalia, and I think she can see and maybe learn something about the disaster in Somalia."
Paul the congressman, he said suggested the country where Omar was born because, according to a constitution, there was "no capitalism" or "God-given rights" "Maybe you come back and appreciate America more" after visiting Somalia.
Omar replied not directly to Paul's comments, however, did share tweets about it, including this one:
Booker accuses Trump of "projecting" when he claimed Sharpton was a cheater".
Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker mocked Trump for the attack Al Sharpton after the president claimed that the longtime activist was "a cheater, a troublemaker, always looking for a score ".
Another House Democrat has argued for i mpeachment since the Caucus has a majority stake in initiating a Approaching investigation.
"If you look at the evidence presented, there is obviously enough smoke to investigate the potential fire of corruption," said Emanuel, Representative Cleaver from Missouri said in a statement. "Congress has the constitutional responsibility to further investigate the evidence presented by the Special Counsel."
In particular, they fear that more stifling replies from the former vice-president may shift concerns about his age into the limelight.
The New York Times reports:
[I] There have been recent interviews with more than 50 Democratic voters, and party officials in four states, as well as political strategists and some of Mr. Biden's own donors, have shown considerable discomfort over Mr. Biden's ability to to be a reliable and effective messenger against Mr. Trump. …
Some voters have expressed their concerns in euphemisms to seek new ideas or new people's democratic basis. Others referred to their own lives: if they have "slowed down" from a certain age, this must also be Mr. Biden. And a few people were dull.
"Over seventy is too old," said John Hampel, 68, of West Des Moines, Iowa, who agreed to support a centrist candidate. Mr. Biden would fit in with this ideological account, but Mr. Hampel continued, citing his age: "I think he should overtake the torch."
Quinnipiac's recent national poll confirms that the numbers of Joe Biden rise again after a temporary stumbling after the first debates.
Biden was supported by 34 percent of Democratic respondents, compared with Elizabeth Warren with 15 percent, Kamala Harris with 12 percent, and Bernie Sanders . 11 percent.
These numbers represent a 12 point increase for Biden and a drop of 8 points for Harris since the University's July 2 survey, while Warren and Sanders have since remained relatively stable.
As Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight reported last week, Harris seems to have lost about a third of what she had gained after the debate, and Biden seems to have regained about two-fifths of what he had lost better than before the first debates, Biden is still the clear leader. But this week's debates could change that.
Former intelligence officials warned that Trump appointed a representative to John Ratcliffe Place of Dan Coats as director of the National Intelligence Service was an attempt to "neutralize" US spy agencies.
Julian Borger has more:
Trump has hinted that he should not wait for [Ratcliffe] to receive a confirmation from the Senate before taking control of the post of Director of the National Intelligence, overseeing the work of others 16 intelligence services coordinated.
"The acting director will be appointed shortly," Trump tweeted Coats's departure on Sunday and his election of Ratcliffe, who was a staunch Trump defender in Congress.
The statute, which defined the role of DNI, however, states that in case of a vacancy, the deputy principal director acts in the role until a replacement comes. Confirmed. That would be Sue Gordon, a career civil servant with three decades of intelligence experience. An attempt to break the rules and oust them will probably give the intelligence services the feeling of being attacked. …
"I fear that this president is slow to adopt governance norms and practices and accumulate unprecedented executive power," added Mowatt-Larssen, who now works at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is. He must neutralize the secret services or at least silence them. He's been doing that for three years, but that takes it to a new level.
The Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus issued a statement advocating . The presidential bid by Kamala Harris begins just one day before the start of the second round of the Detroit debates.
"The Black Caucus Michigan Democratic Party is proud to support Kamala Harris as president," said Keith Williams, chairman of the Caucus. "She is a proven leader who has given voice to the voiceless and campaigned as District Attorney, Attorney General and United States Senator for our community. Their plans to close the race gap, invest in our classrooms and higher education are a clear investment in our future, but also in the future of America and its continued economic growth.
Williams had previously named Harris as his favorite candidate, "because she's a sister," but had refused to formally support her until today.