Ronna McDaniel expected to stay on as RNC chair

“I am pleased to announce that I have given my full support and endorsement to Ronna McDaniel to continue heading the Republican National Committee (RNC). With 72 MILLION votes, we received more votes than any sitting President in U.S. history – and we will win!” Trump wrote on Twitter. The 47-year-old McDaniel is also expected … Leer más

Trump fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper

Esper and Trump have clashed over a number of issues, especially the president’s threat to use active-duty troops to quash civil unrest. Esper became defense secretary in July 2019, after Trump’s intended nominee for the job, then-acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan, withdrew from consideration amid personal issues involving his former wife and children. Trump’s first … Leer más

U.S. tops 126,000 virus cases, again sets new record

Worldwide infection numbers are also setting records. The world reached 400,000 daily confirmed cases on Oct. 15; 500,000 on Oct. 26, and 600,000 on Friday. The seven-day rolling average for daily deaths in the U.S. rose in the past two weeks from 772 on Oct. 23 to 911 on Friday. Those numbers were higher in … Leer más

The Longest Week – POLITICO

Bill Kuchman/POLITICO Illustration Election Day came and went, and on this, Day 5 of Election Week, we have a result: Joe Biden is the president-elect. POLITICO’s Sudeep Reddy and Scott Bland lay out what we know, what we (still) don’t, the state of political journalism and polling after the vote and what in the world … Leer más

The Great Wait – POLITICO

Bill Kuchman/POLITICO Illustration Election Day came and went, and we’re deep into Day 4 of Election Week. POLITICO’s Sudeep Reddy and Scott Bland lay out what we know, what we don’t, and the state of political journalism and polling after the vote — and how much longer we may still have to wait. Subscribe and … Leer más

The ‘AOC movement’ expands in NYC with congressional and Assembly wins

The new guard also includes Torres, 32, a City Council member, and Jones, 33, an attorney — who will make history as they replace retiring incumbents Jose Serrano and Nita Lowey, both in office for more than 30 years. “The Bronx’s struggles have been my struggles. Whether it’s growing up in public housing, clawing to … Leer más

America awaits a verdict on the Trump era

But other scenarios — arguably more plausible ones — will leave everyone wrestling with plenty of mystery. Let’s say Biden slumps to the finish line with a modest victory that likely would be credibly forecast tonight but not official for some time to come. Pair that with a Democratic campaign to retake the Senate that … Leer más

Don Jr. dismisses coronavirus deaths: ‘The number is almost nothing’

But the deaths are not “almost nothing” — and they are rising. Roughly 1,000 Americans died from the disease on Thursday, as Trump Jr. appeared on Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s show to downplay the U.S. death toll. And among those who survive coronavirus, many have long-term damage to vital organs and lingering chronic symptoms. … Leer más