The Big Ten Conference’s announcement that football would resume next month after the season’s beginning was delayed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic was hailed by President Donald Trump. Taking to Twitter, the President expressed his thanks to ’the players, coaches, parents, and all school representatives’ and wished them a ’Fantastic season’.
Sarah McBride, a transgender activist clinched the Democratic nomination for a Delaware state Senate seat. This now puts her on track to become the first highest-ranking openly transgender elected official in the nation’s history. McBride currently serves as spokesperson for the largest LGBTQ advocacy organization of the nation, Human Rights Campaign. She defeated Joseph McCole.
President Trump called out Joe Biden for voting in person for the Delaware primary and said if Biden can cast a ballot at a voting center, it is clearly not too difficult for the average American. ’Did you see where Joe Biden—as Weak, Tired, and Sleepy as he is, went to a Polling Place today’, Trump wrote in his tweet.
Scientific American, an important US magazine, offered its first presidential endorsement, as it announced it would be backing former Vice President Joe Biden for the November election. The magazine is the oldest continuously published magazine of the country. An editorial in the magazine criticized President Donald Trump for his ’dishonest and inept response to the COVID-19 pandemic.’
President Trump said Tuesday he had ’a shot’ to take out Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but didn’t because the then-Defense Secretary opposed it. ’I would’ve rather taken him out. I had him all set. Mattis didn’t want to do it’, Trump said responding to a question around the claim from Bob Woodward’s book. In 2018, Trump said an assassination of Assad was ’never even discussed’.
US Army’s Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who was a key witness to President Donald Trump’s impeachment said Trump is Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ’useful idiot who has made the US weaker.’ In an interview with The Atlantic, Vindman, who was the director of National Security Council’s European Affairs, also said Trump was ’catering to the US’s adversaries and undermining its security.’
Independent fact-checking organizations shot down claims made by President Trump on Thursday as he spoke at an airport rally in Saginaw County, Michigan. ’We brought you a lot of car plants’, Trump said, claiming he has revitalized auto manufacturing in the state. However, there has been just one new major facility announced during Trump’s term. GM has seen two plants idled in the state.
President Donald Trump has threatened that the US will retaliate with ’1,000 times greater’ force against Iran if Tehran dares to take revenge against the US for the assassination of their top general, Qassem Soleimani. Earlier, a media report claimed that Tehran was plotting to kill the US ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks, to avenge Soleimani who was killed in a US drone strike in January.
Louisville has reached a settlement with family of Taylor in a civil suit arising out of police shooting of Taylor inside her residence in Mar. As per the local Courier Journal, City officials were expected to declare the settlement on Tuesday in a joint press conference with lawyers of Taylor family. A grand jury could mull over charges in a potential criminal case against three police officers.
The presidential campaign of Joe Biden is reportedly courting veterans and members of the military in important swing states, with Mr. Biden willing to use his personal connection to the armed forces to his advantage. Mr. Biden is also reportedly looking to capitalize on the fallout from reports which claim the President made disparaging remarks about fallen service members.
In order to target Catholic voters in swing states, a $9.7 million campaign against Joe Biden has been kicked off by a Catholic voters group. The group, named CatholicVote, is a conservative faith based advocacy group that objects to the Democratic presidential nominee’s position on abortion, among other issues. If elected, Biden would be the second Catholic President of the nation, after Kennedy.
Joseph Cuffari, the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security announced on Monday that an investigation into whether or not acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf and his deputy Ken Cuccinelli are serving in their roles unlawfully would not be launched by the agency. Mr. Cuffari said that doing so would be ’pointless’, since it would lead to an ’inter-branch disagreement.’
Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives said on Tuesday that the House would remain in session till an agreement is reached by parties regarding another round of emergency coronavirus relief. Pelosi further hinted at the fact that she is unwilling to accept a ’skinny’ legislative package. ’We have to stay here until we have a bill,’ she told lawmakers.
Former Vice President Joe Biden accidentally pushed Senator Kamala Harris, his running mate, to the top of the Democratic ticket, merely one day after Senator Harris appeared to promote herself along similar lines. Referring to a possible future administration as a ’Harris-Biden administration’, he said he aims to make it easier for military spouses and veterans to find meaningful careers.
As per Politico, a recent digital ad for President Trump’s reelection campaign echoing a call to ’support our troops’ used a stock image of Russian-made fighter jets and weapons. An expert from the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies in Moscow confirmed that the planes are Russian MiG-29s. The ad was made by the Trump MAGA Committee and ran from Sept. 8 to Sept. 12.
A criminal investigation has been launched by the Department of Justice, with the investigation aiming to ascertain if John Bolton, the former NSA had illegally disclosed information which was classified, in his memoir released earlier in the year. A grand jury has reportedly been convened and publisher Simon & Schuster has been subpoenaed for records related to communications surrounding the book
The Democratic primary battle in Delaware was won by U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Gov. John Carney on Tuesday. Carney defeated David Lamar Williams Jr. and Coons bested progressive challenger and political newcomer Jessica Scarane to advance to November’s general election. Carney announced that he intends to continue working on racial justice issues and wants to strengthen public schools.
The Trump administration issued new import curbs on some Chinese companies making apparel, computer and hair products saying they are using slave labor from China’s Xinjiang province where a large number of ethnic Uighur Muslims are incarcerated in prison camps. One of Xinjiang’s forced-labor camps, which Beijing calls ’vocational skills education and training centers,’ is also named in the order.