More than 200 Native Americans have signed a letter, urging Senator Elizabeth Warren to unequivocally retract some claims she had made about her ancestry. The Senator from Massachusetts had made claims of having Native American ancestry. The letter argued that such claims made by the Democratic presidential candidate have ’normalized white people claiming to be Native.’
Top US scientists and doctors from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention have warned that ’community spread’ of the novel coronavirus is likely to meet pandemic criteria, causing significant economic and social disruption. Officials suggest US schools and businesses prepare to adapt their operations to teleconferencing in the event of large scale quarantines imposed on US communities.
A debate aide to former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said that the Democratic primary debate stage had become a ’production studio’ for re-election campaign of President Donald Trump. The aide also said that there was a ’lot of risk’ in attacking Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on the debate stage.
Defending his support for Israel, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a ’reactionary racist’. The Democratic presidential candidate made the comments while appearing at the South Carolina Democratic presidential debate. Mr. Sanders has also announced that he would not be attending the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference held annually.
The White House has hired a 23-year-old senior attending George Washington University to fill a top role in the White House’s Presidential Personnel Office (PPO). James Bacon, currently studying for his bachelor’s degree, will be the office’s next director of operations. Bacon will succeed Katja Bullock, who is more than 50 years his senior.
A senior adviser to Bloomberg’s campaign attacked Sanders over his past writings - including about rape fantasies. Articles that Bernie Sanders wrote in the 1960s and 1970s for an alternative magazine in his youth were first reported by Mother Jones magazine in 2015. The Sanders campaign called them a ’dumb attempt at dark satire’.
Sen. Sanders bore the brunt of criticism on stage Tuesday in the debate ahead of the South Carolina primary. Pete Buttigieg labelled Sanders a polarizing figure. ’Russia is helping you get elected’, Bloomberg told Sanders. Biden pointed to Sanders’ mixed voting record on gun control. Sen. Warren, taking aim at Sanders, said the pair agreed on a lot of things, but she would be a ’better president’.
A large number of Oregon Republican state senators walked out of the Capitol on Monday, which ultimately prevented the upper chamber a quorum to pass a vote on a bill which was designed to cap greenhouse emissions. The walkout was similar to the one last year when Republican legislators looked to stop the passage of a similar measure.
William Barr told Senate Republicans Tuesday that he wants to make changes to the FISA warrant process, which is at the center of a damning watchdog report on surveillance efforts involving the Trump campaign in 2016. ’He went over his recommendations and some internal reforms about FISA warrant application and surveillance technology being used,’ said Lindsey Graham.
President Donald Trump admitted to efforts undertaken by his administration to remove some officials from his administration. The President said that he only wants those people working for him who are ’loyal to our country’. The President was reacting to a question about reports which claimed that the White House personnel chief was targeting officials who were viewed as ’disloyal’.
President Trump said Tuesday that he wanted no foreign help in the upcoming 2020 presidential election. ’I want no help from any country and I have been given no help from any country’, Trump said at a press conference in New Delhi, India. Trump has said in the past that he would accept help from foreign countries.
Former Vice President Joe Biden announced that he would be running for the Senate seat of South Carolina. The announcement was made by the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party at the South Carolina Democratic Party’s First in the South Dinner.
US President Trump said on Tuesday that the US stock market will crash if he loses the election this year. Speaking in New Delhi during his India trip, Trump insisted his victory is essential to the US economy. He said: ’If I don’t win, you’re going to see a crash like you’ve never seen before’. ’When we win, I think the market’s going to go up like a rocket ship.’
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an opinion Friday accusing her conservative colleagues of having a bias toward the Trump administration after the court voted to 5–4 to uphold the administration’s public charge rule,