8/1/20: The Lincoln Project’s plan for preserving the union: Drive Trump out of office by driving him nuts. 8/3/20: Officers Confront 2 Black Moms & Their Babies w/Guns on Natl Mall. 8/3/20: Homeland Security Quietly Tying Antifa to Foreign Powers. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intelligence officials are targeting activists it considers “antifa” and attempting to tie them to a foreign power, according to a DHS intelligence report obtained exclusively by The Nation.
The intelligence report, titled “The Syrian Conflict and its Nexus to the U.S. -based Antifascist Movement,” mentions several Americans, including a left-wing podcast host who traveled to Syria to fight ISIS. The report includes a readout of these individuals’ personal information, including their Social Security numbers, home addresses, and social media accounts, much of the data generated by DHS’s Tactical Terrorism Response Teams.
As the intelligence report states, “ANTIFA is being analyzed under the 2019 DHS Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism (CT) and Targeted Violence.” “They targeted Americans like they’re Al Qaeda” a former senior DHS intelligence officer with knowledge of the operations told The Nation. In June 2020, U.S. In June 2020, U.S. 8/3/20: Full Trump Interview w/Axios Jonathon Swan. 8/7/20: White House Paid Up to $500M Too Much for These Ventilators Say Congressional Investigators. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.
Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Citing “evidence of fraud, waste, and abuse,” a congressional subcommittee investigating the federal government’s purchase of $646.7 million worth of Philips ventilators has asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General to launch its own investigation of the deal.
The House subcommittee launched its review after ProPublica stories in March and April showed how a U.S. subsidiary of Royal Philips N.V. received millions in federal tax dollars years ago to develop a low-cost ventilator for pandemics but didn’t deliver it. Instead, as the coronavirus began spreading around the globe and U.S. hospitals were desperate for more, Philips was selling commercial versions of the government-funded ventilator overseas from its Pennsylvania factory. In a letter to the inspector general, Rep. 8/8/20: Biden campaign: women’s groups working to blunt sexist attacks on vice presidential pick.
8/7/20: Trump’s desperate attacks revealing the scam GOP has been pulling for years. 8/12/20: Biden, Harris Make Their Case to US Voters. WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden took note of the historic moment Wednesday when introducing Senator Kamala Harris, his vice presidential choice, at a campaign event in Delaware.
Biden and Harris, who both came onstage wearing face masks because of the coronavirus pandemic, spoke from the stage of a high school in Biden’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. Their speeches focused on the theme of their campaign, stressing their leadership in helping Americans during the crises of the pandemic and growing economic turmoil, as well as the inspirational message of choosing Harris.
“This morning,all across the nation, little girls woke up — especially little Black and brown girls, who so often feel overlooked and undervalued in their communities — but today, just maybe they’re seeing themselves for the first time in a new way,” Biden said. “We don't know if I'll get a glimpse of them or not. It doesn't matter. A few attendees wore Biden shirts or hats.
8/12/20: Trump Attacks Vote-by-Mail & U.S. Postal Service. 8/13/20: Supreme Court rejects GOP effort to make it harder to vote. The Supreme Court just handed a defeat to the Republican Party, rejecting the GOP’s effort to make it harder for voters to cast absentee ballots in Rhode Island.
Only three justices publicly dissented in Republican National Committee v. Common Cause Rhode Island — Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch. 8/13/20: WH Economic Adviser Kudlow weighs in on stimulus negotiations, "voting rights … that's not our game.” 8/14/20: Top DHS officials Wolf & Cuccinelli not legally eligible to serve in current roles, GAO finds. 8/16/20: Biden offers Trump condolences after the death of his younger brother Robert. "Mr.
President, Jill and I are sad to learn of your younger brother Robert's passing," Biden said on Twitter. "I know the tremendous pain of losing a loved one — and I know how important family is in moments like these. I hope you know that our prayers are with you all. " Robert Trump died Saturday at a New York hospital, Donald Trump announced in a statement. "It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight. In response to Biden's tweet, his Democratic running mate, the presumptive vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, also expressed her condolences and "prayers" to the Trump family.
"Doug and I join the Biden family in sending our deepest condolences and prayers to the entire Trump family during this difficult time. Donald Trump is expected to attend his brother's funeral. The President called his brother's hospital room late on Saturday as it seemed his death was near, two people familiar with the matter told CNN. 8/19/20: NBC tweet distorts AOL's routine procedural speech as snub of Biden. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused NBC News of spreading an “incredible amount of damage and misinformation” overnight on Tuesday after the network construed a routine procedural speech by her as a snub of the Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden.
Speaking on the second night of the Democratic national convention (DNC), Ocasio-Cortez was assigned to second the nomination of Senator Bernie Sanders as president. Sanders ended his presidential bid and endorsed Biden last spring, but he was in line for a formal nomination as part of the process of transferring his delegates to Biden. Ocasio-Cortez had originally endorsed Sanders for president during the primary season before switching her support to Biden.
Soon after, NBC News sent a tweet that seemed to impute some intrigue to the fact that Ocasio-Cortez had not endorsed Biden for president. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted three times at NBC, starting after midnight: As of this writing NBC News had not released further comment. 8/21/20: National Guard Won’t Cure Chicago Violence, Lightfoot Says: ‘It Can Go Disastrously Wrong’ CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot will fight attempts to bring the National Guard to Chicago, she signaled Friday as a small group of aldermen pushed for troops to come to the city.
A handful of aldermen forced a special City Council meeting Friday where they hoped to vote on a resolution that would have called for members of the National Guard to come to the city. The resolution would have also asked Gov. JB Pritzker to declare a state of emergency in Chicago due to looting and violence in recent months. 8/21: Dad Detained by ICE Is Home Thanks to Neighbors Who Spoke Out. ‘We Need to Do That All the Time’ LOGAN SQUARE — For two weeks, 13-year-old Jasmin couldn’t sleep at night.
The teenager has been up worrying about her father, who was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents earlier this month. But Thursday, Jasmin’s father came home and she was able to sleep soundly — with her father lying next to her, her mom said. Jasmin’s father was released from immigration detention Thursday, thanks in part to neighbors who donated thousands to pay his bail and raised awareness about his arrest. Block Club is not naming the man because he is undocumented. Friday morning, Logan Square leaders and immigration activists rallied around the father and his family at a press conference and “know your rights” demonstration in front of Chase Elementary School, 2021 N.
“What we’ve realized is we have a virus in our community that is just as insidious as COVID-19. The brutal shooting of Jacob Blake.