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Behind the White House Effort to Pressure the C.D.C. on School Openings

Documents and interviews show how senior officials sought to play down the risks of sending children back to the classroom, alarming public health experts.

         nytimes.com  2020-09-29 00:14:58+00:00
Who's talking about this:  Shannon WattsBill KristolJesse RodriguezBill KristolLaurence TribeJonathan LemireMolly Jong-Fast🏡Elizabeth WarrenChuck SchumerRenato Mariotti
  • Shannon Watts
    Shannon Watts @shannonrwatts

    BREAKING: Documents and interviews show that senior officials in the Trump administration - including Dr. Deborah Birx - sought to play down the risks of sending American children back to the classroom. https://t.co/sqbUpD2B4S

    Tue Sep 29 02:01:49 +0000 2020

  • Bill Kristol
    Bill Kristol @BillKristol

    "One member of Pence’s staff was repeatedly asked by Marc Short, the VP chief of staff, to get the CDC to produce reports showing a decline in coronavirus cases among young people...Short dispatched junior members of the VP’s staff to circumvent the CDC." https://t.co/i0quLTcTgG

    Tue Sep 29 00:42:24 +0000 2020

  • Jesse Rodriguez
    Jesse Rodriguez @JesseRodriguez

    NYT: Top White House officials pressured the CDC this summer to downplay the risk of sending children back to school https://t.co/a2JZ0avSZr

    Tue Sep 29 00:25:49 +0000 2020

  • Bill Kristol
    Bill Kristol @BillKristol

    🚨🚨🚨NEW: "The documents and interviews show how the White House spent weeks trying to press public health professionals to fall in line with President Trump’s election-year agenda of pushing to reopen schools and the economy as quickly as possible." https://t.co/i0quLTuuFg

    Tue Sep 29 00:36:06 +0000 2020

  • Laurence Tribe
    Laurence Tribe @tribelaw

    Remember, these are the folks who ripped children from their mothers’ arms at the border. They claim to be human. Are they really? https://t.co/EqBoPsNLWW

    Tue Sep 29 03:13:10 +0000 2020

  • Jonathan Lemire
    Jonathan Lemire @JonLemire

    “As part of their behind-the-scenes effort, White House officials also tried to circumvent the C.D.C. in a search for alternate data showing that the pandemic was weakening and posed little danger to children” https://t.co/GUvYtRTD9t

    Tue Sep 29 01:46:35 +0000 2020

  • Molly Jong-Fast🏡
    Molly Jong-Fast🏡 @MollyJongFast

    This seems incredibly shockingly bad https://t.co/HobpEifOHY

    Tue Sep 29 02:43:41 +0000 2020

  • Elizabeth Warren
    Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren

    As Republicans blocked critical aid that our schools need to safely reopen this fall, the White House put politics over the health of our kids and teachers by pressuring the CDC to mislead families about the risks of COVID-19 in our schools. Outrageous. https://t.co/zT2HMv4QRV

    Tue Sep 29 18:27:45 +0000 2020

  • Chuck Schumer
    Chuck Schumer @SenSchumer

    These reports of the Trump administration pressuring public health officials at the CDC to downplay the risk to our children, families, teachers, and staff in the rush to reopen schools are obscene. The HHS Inspector General must investigate NOW. https://t.co/gw9sdXCQvl

    Tue Sep 29 19:40:22 +0000 2020

  • Renato Mariotti
    Renato Mariotti @renato_mariotti

    The Trump White House pressured the CDC to downplay the risk of sending children back to school. They put the lives of children at risk, yet claim to be "pro-life." https://t.co/5xwOTFALPF

    Tue Sep 29 02:03:30 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Analysis | Trump’s Pennsylvania problem Analysis | Trump’s Pennsylvania problem – Two new polls paint a clear picture of Trump the underdog.

     washingtonpost.com 2020-09-29 15:42:49.109000+00:00
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  • Aaron Blake
    Aaron Blake @AaronBlake

    Democrats have carried the Philly suburbs by between 7 and 17 points in every race since 2004. Trump's deficit there in two new polls: NYT-Siena -- 24 WaPo-ABC -- 38 https://t.co/2glN4ormY1

    Tue Sep 29 15:56:47 +0000 2020

  • Aaron Blake
    Aaron Blake @AaronBlake

    Two high-quality polls of Pennsylvania on Monday showed much the same thing: Trump's base eroded in the Philly suburbs and among both more- and less-educated whites. https://t.co/2glN4ormY1

    Tue Sep 29 15:54:51 +0000 2020

  • The Washington Post
    The Washington Post @washingtonpost

    Analysis: Trump’s Pennsylvania problem https://t.co/m4nW5StZEX

    Tue Sep 29 17:07:14 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Trump Secretly Mocks His Christian Supporters Trump Secretly Mocks His Christian Supporters – Former aides say that in private, the president has spoken with cynicism and contempt about believers.

     theatlantic.com 2020-09-29 09:00:00+00:00
McKay Coppins Bill Kristol Philip Rucker Kyle Griffin John Harwood Neera -Vote Early- Tanden Pete Buttigieg McKay Coppins McKay Coppins McKay Coppins
  • McKay Coppins
    McKay Coppins @mckaycoppins

    Former aides say they’ve heard Trump privately ridicule conservative religious leaders, dismiss faith groups with cartoonish stereotypes, and deride rites and doctrines held sacred by many in his base. My story on what Trump really thinks about religion: https://t.co/T8UyQ5bprr

    Tue Sep 29 11:29:10 +0000 2020

  • Bill Kristol
    Bill Kristol @BillKristol

    "Former aides told me they’ve heard Trump ridicule conservative religious leaders, dismiss various faith groups with cartoonish stereotypes, and deride certain rites and doctrines held sacred by many of the Americans who constitute his base." https://t.co/vJaQf8mPfs

    Tue Sep 29 11:38:10 +0000 2020

  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    Trump’s private comments about religion are marked by cynicism and contempt. Former aides tell @mckaycoppins they’ve heard him ridicule conservative religious leaders, use cartoonish stereotypes, and deride certain rites and doctrines held sacred by many. https://t.co/MDjelcsw3E

    Tue Sep 29 12:33:28 +0000 2020

  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    In private, many of Trump’s comments about religion are marked by cynicism and contempt. Former aides have heard Trump ridicule conservative religious leaders, dismiss faith groups with cartoonish stereotypes, and deride doctrines held sacred by his base. https://t.co/m1EdW4Smwi

    Tue Sep 29 14:30:34 +0000 2020

  • John Harwood
    John Harwood @JohnJHarwood

    “The president’s alliance with religious conservatives has been premised on the contention that he takes them seriously. He lavishes praise on conservative Christians. “But in private, many of Trump’s comments are marked by cynicism and contempt.” https://t.co/LxBthUHtV6

    Tue Sep 29 12:20:06 +0000 2020

  • Neera -Vote Early- Tanden
    Neera -Vote Early- Tanden @neeratanden

    I've told you this Trump supporters: Behind closed doors he laughs at you as rubes who fall for his con. https://t.co/SMg2JvwCwQ

    Tue Sep 29 12:26:42 +0000 2020

  • Pete Buttigieg
    Pete Buttigieg @PeteButtigieg

    Sadly this is the least surprising thing you will read all day. https://t.co/UiuzcOM5VP

    Tue Sep 29 18:14:16 +0000 2020

  • McKay Coppins
    McKay Coppins @mckaycoppins

    I obtained a recording of a private meeting Trump had with religious right leaders in 2016. It's pretty revealing (especially when considering that, per Pew, most rank-and-file white evangelicals believe Trump is a religious man). https://t.co/T8UyQ5bprr https://t.co/neKwiYlgjP

    Tue Sep 29 13:27:19 +0000 2020

  • McKay Coppins
    McKay Coppins @mckaycoppins

    Trump has frequently made fun of Mitt Romney’s faith in private—and was especially vicious when he learned about the religious undergarments worn by many Mormons. “Oh my god,” Cohen said. “How many times did he bring up Mitt Romney and the undergarments" https://t.co/T8UyQ5bprr

    Tue Sep 29 13:50:06 +0000 2020

  • McKay Coppins
    McKay Coppins @mckaycoppins

    Once, years ago, Melania informed Trump that their son was at a playdate with a Jewish girl from his school. “Great,” Trump said to Michael Cohen, who is Jewish. “I’m going to lose another one of my kids to your people.” https://t.co/T8UyQ5bprr

    Tue Sep 29 13:32:06 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Postal Service workers quietly resist DeJoy’s changes with eye on election Postal Service workers quietly resist DeJoy’s changes with eye on election – Many USPS employees workers see recent cost-cutting changes that have slowed mail delivery as violating the spirit, if not the letter, of that law.

     washingtonpost.com 2020-09-29 12:00:44.251000+00:00
Dan Zak Jacob Bogage Neera -Vote Early- Tanden The Washington Post Martin Heinrich Geoff Bennett Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, #Justice4AnthonyMcClain Rep. Brian Sims Randi Weingarten Eric Geller
  • Dan Zak
    Dan Zak @MrDanZak

    USPS workers are resisting orders so they can deliver mail on time. Mechanics in NY aren't removing mail sorters. Ohio clerks rescue prescriptions from stalled bins & deliver mail off-hours. In Pa., carriers make excuses to buy time to finish their routes. https://t.co/kkASM2Tsc2

    Tue Sep 29 14:12:20 +0000 2020

  • Jacob Bogage
    Jacob Bogage @jacobbogage

    NEW: There's a quiet revolt happening inside your post office. #USPS workers are pushing back against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major Trump donor. They're finding ways to bend his new policies, to deliver "every piece every day." Read more: https://t.co/8xLT6kvmrk

    Tue Sep 29 13:19:34 +0000 2020

  • Neera -Vote Early- Tanden
    Neera -Vote Early- Tanden @neeratanden

    Among the many true heroes of the Resistance https://t.co/fJHJSxj2t9

    Tue Sep 29 15:42:59 +0000 2020

  • The Washington Post
    The Washington Post @washingtonpost

    Postal Service workers quietly resist DeJoy’s changes with eye on election https://t.co/yX5YSn0zde

    Tue Sep 29 14:28:05 +0000 2020

  • Martin Heinrich
    Martin Heinrich @MartinHeinrich

    The employees of the U.S. Postal Service are my heroes. They will always have my gratitude for doing their job in the face of so much naked political hostility. https://t.co/s3D4AU87lB

    Tue Sep 29 17:23:44 +0000 2020

  • Geoff Bennett
    Geoff Bennett @GeoffRBennett

    WaPo: Postal Service workers quietly resist DeJoy’s changes with eye on election https://t.co/cm1S3FwXzh

    Tue Sep 29 16:59:49 +0000 2020

  • Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, #Justice4AnthonyMcClain
    Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, #Justice4AnthonyMcClain @IBJIYONGI

    Yes yes yes yes yes. Shout out to the Federal employees across all the agencies who are resisting illegal governance from the illegitimate at the top. https://t.co/U7YpY6KflN

    Tue Sep 29 16:31:45 +0000 2020

  • Rep. Brian Sims
    Rep. Brian Sims @RepSims

    REAL HEROES: Postal Service workers quietly resist Trump administration’s assault on the @USPS, ensuring essential mail delivery on time. We thank our postal workers and stand with them to #SaveUSPS https://t.co/rH8piuOWRx

    Tue Sep 29 15:10:01 +0000 2020

  • Randi Weingarten
    Randi Weingarten @rweingarten

    The postal service is essential to our democracy, it's a life line for so many seniors and vulnerable people, and connects rural communities. USPS employees are are doing the nation a service by resisting DeJoy's attempts to destroy it.  https://t.co/ASC9MNvTo5

    Tue Sep 29 19:51:37 +0000 2020

  • Eric Geller
    Eric Geller @ericgeller

    As DeJoy slashes operations during the election season, USPS employees are quietly finding ways to continue serving their communities and delivering ballots, prescriptions, and benefit checks. A surreal but welcome reminder of the USPS's founding ideals. https://t.co/MZqY5LnqYm

    Tue Sep 29 20:00:00 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Tax Records Reveal How Fame Gave Trump a $427 Million Lifeline Tax Records Reveal How Fame Gave Trump a $427 Million Lifeline – “The Apprentice” rescued Donald J. Trump, bringing him new sources of cash and a myth that would propel him to the White House.

     nytimes.com 2020-09-29 01:16:47+00:00
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  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    NYT is out with Part Two: Months after 'The Apprentice' premiered in 2004, Trump filed his individual tax return reporting $89.9 million in net losses. The red ink spilled from everywhere, even as TV viewers saw him as a savvy business mogul. https://t.co/ibVnhkARfK

    Tue Sep 29 02:00:00 +0000 2020

  • Eric Garland
    Eric Garland @ericgarland

    New NYT story: The Apprentice helped Trump line deals up to save his bankrupt business...WITH THE RUSSIAN MOB "There were seven-figure licensing deals with hotel builders, some with murky backgrounds, *in former Soviet republics*" https://t.co/Bz8nkbUJcX

    Tue Sep 29 02:44:03 +0000 2020

  • Joy Reid
    Joy Reid @JoyAnnReid

    Whew... Turns out ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ earned more actual money pitching McDonald’s new $1 “Big N’ Tasty” burger than as a real estate developer. https://t.co/be7fM9P1nW

    Tue Sep 29 02:01:00 +0000 2020

  • Susanne Craig
    Susanne Craig @susannecraig

    OUR NEXT STORY: Donald Trump's taxes show how fame (not real estate) gave him a financial lifeline that carried him to the White House. No endorsement deal was too small w @mmcintire & @russbuettner https://t.co/BeoEs6Jnqk

    Tue Sep 29 01:24:07 +0000 2020

  • Matt Purdy
    Matt Purdy @mattbpurdy

    Just published: Part 2 of our series The President’s Taxes https://t.co/co4mHlaEJF

    Tue Sep 29 01:29:05 +0000 2020

  • Mike McIntire
    Mike McIntire @mmcintire

    OUR NEXT STORY: President Trump’s tax records show the millions he made off endorsement deals targeting vulnerable consumers, as he rode his Apprentice fame all the way to the White House  w/@russbuettner @susannecraig https://t.co/ZTXu30sPeO

    Tue Sep 29 01:19:48 +0000 2020

  • carolynryan
    carolynryan @carolynryan

    Best detail in story #2, which just published: Trump got $500,000 to promote Double-stuff Oreos https://t.co/gkbs1ENGLA

    Tue Sep 29 01:45:34 +0000 2020

  • Binyamin Appelbaum
    Binyamin Appelbaum @BCAppelbaum

    You ready for more yet? Well, here's part two: https://t.co/CWDxObkz38

    Tue Sep 29 01:31:57 +0000 2020

  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    “It was all a hoax” https://t.co/EDuTbYglxy

    Tue Sep 29 02:12:16 +0000 2020

  • Maggie Haberman
    Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

    Tax Records Reveal How Fame Gave Trump a $427 Million Lifeline - The New York Times https://t.co/jgxloSmivW

    Tue Sep 29 02:17:37 +0000 2020

  •  Who else is talking about this

Current Status: Biden releases 2019 tax returns before debate, calls for Trump to release his Biden releases 2019 tax returns before debate, calls for Trump to release his – Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign on Tuesday released 2019 tax returns for Biden and running mate Kamala Harris, calling on President Trump to release his own, hours before Biden and Trump…

       foxnews.com 2020-09-29 00:00:00+00:00
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Current Status: 1c9bd7a0-9ae4-414d-9844-b571d6327fc7Mueller pushes back on insider book faulting special counsel for not doing more to hold Trump accountable 1c9bd7a0-9ae4-414d-9844-b571d6327fc7Mueller pushes back on insider book faulting special counsel for not doing more to hold Trump accountable – “I stand by those decisions and by the conclusions of our investigation,” Robert Mueller says in a rare public statement.

    washingtonpost.com 2020-09-29 18:23:30+00:00
The Washington Post Carol Leonnig Mark S. Zaid Alex Thompson Schooley Bianna Golodryga Aaron Blake Andrew Desiderio Carrie Cordero
  • The Washington Post
    The Washington Post @washingtonpost

    Mueller pushes back against former subordinate whose book faults the special counsel’s team for failing to say Trump broke the law https://t.co/u2Fj7NFZc5

    Tue Sep 29 18:26:37 +0000 2020

  • Carol Leonnig
    Carol Leonnig @CarolLeonnig

    “It was agonizing to be told, again and again not to follow any of these leads, and always according to the same defective rationale: that we couldn’t afford to be fired over it,” Weissman blames Zebley's timidity. Mueller defends him. https://t.co/E2BUVS6gwN

    Tue Sep 29 18:31:06 +0000 2020

  • Mark S. Zaid
    Mark S. Zaid @MarkSZaidEsq

    Former Special Counsel #RobertMueller responds that @weissmann account is “based on incomplete information”. Mr. Mueller, we stand ready to hear & learn any info from you & others that would render account "complete". For history's sake, please speak up. https://t.co/yB1nulXbsJ

    Tue Sep 29 19:33:11 +0000 2020

  • Alex Thompson
    Alex Thompson @AlxThomp

    Mueller hits back at Weismann for this new book "It is not surprising that members of the Special Counsel’s Office did not always agree, but it is disappointing to hear criticism of our team based on incomplete information” https://t.co/nuybPhMep8 https://t.co/ckPTYXXdp0

    Tue Sep 29 19:00:25 +0000 2020

  • Schooley
    Schooley @Rschooley

    Was Mueller worried that people weren’t quite disappointed in him enough yet? https://t.co/SOCrOHxXSq

    Tue Sep 29 18:33:30 +0000 2020

  • Bianna Golodryga
    Bianna Golodryga @biannagolodryga

    Mueller pushes back on insider book faulting special counsel for not doing more to hold Trump accountable https://t.co/0N1tlqvAG8

    Tue Sep 29 18:27:30 +0000 2020

  • Aaron Blake
    Aaron Blake @AaronBlake

    Robert Mueller speaks on Andrew Weissmann's criticisms: "It is not surprising that members of the Special Counsel’s Office did not always agree, but it is disappointing to hear criticism of our team based on incomplete information." (via @mattzap) https://t.co/kMlReIHXVL

    Tue Sep 29 18:30:05 +0000 2020

  • Andrew Desiderio
    Andrew Desiderio @AndrewDesiderio

    👀 Mueller pushes back on Weissmann https://t.co/g5x8nybB14

    Tue Sep 29 18:29:35 +0000 2020

  • Carrie Cordero
    Carrie Cordero @carriecordero

    According to Mueller, Weissman’s “account was “based on incomplete information”” & Mueller stands “by his decisions in the case” via ⁦@washingtonpost⁩ https://t.co/AY5kRkD55l

    Tue Sep 29 18:53:37 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Biden and Trump prepare for a debate that could turn personal Biden and Trump prepare for a debate that could turn personal – Inside the map room of the White House, a small group of advisers sat around a table and peppered the President with accusations and criticisms about everything from lying to incompetence. The team,…

      cnn.com 2020-09-29 15:10:01+00:00
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  • Dana Bash
    Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN

    New debate prep reporting, including Biden's team getting him ready for Trump to go after son Hunter. Trump advisers prepping the President to stay calm if Biden retaliates, though a source familiar with Biden's prep says his plan is to pivot, not engage. https://t.co/Xk1iHzRA68

    Tue Sep 29 16:26:31 +0000 2020

  • CNN
    CNN @CNN

    For two men who appear to be polar opposites, their goals for tonight's debate have some fundamental things in common. https://t.co/BU2U7m98Uk

    Tue Sep 29 16:54:38 +0000 2020

  • CNN Politics
    CNN Politics @CNNPolitics

    Joe Biden and President Trump prepare for a debate that could turn personal https://t.co/leHXnfhqOU https://t.co/iG3MHxyX04

    Tue Sep 29 15:47:04 +0000 2020

  • CNN Newsroom
    CNN Newsroom @CNNnewsroom

    CNN’s @davidchalian has a preview of what to watch for during tonight’s presidential debate. https://t.co/v3B5Ou9WnE https://t.co/05a0PZGuNJ

    Tue Sep 29 18:12:06 +0000 2020

  • Reid Wilson
    Reid Wilson @PoliticsReid

    A Biden debate quirk that @DanaBashCNN points out here: If Biden sees his time is up, he tends to stop, even mid-sentence. Was a big contrast in Dem primaries, when other candidates just barreled through the red light. https://t.co/rtmAhXkyTm

    Tue Sep 29 16:50:08 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Pandemic Is Far From Over, Experts Say, Despite Trump Allies’ Claims Pandemic Is Far From Over, Experts Say, Despite Trump Allies’ Claims – The C.D.C. and leading experts have concluded, using different scientific methods, that as many as 90 percent of Americans are still vulnerable to infection.

    nytimes.com 2020-09-29 09:00:32+00:00
Alex Berenson David Beard Dr. Angela Rasmussen Randi Weingarten
  • Alex Berenson
    Alex Berenson @AlexBerenson

    Hey, guess what word is missing from this NYT screed on how herd immunity can’t possibly be real? Give you a hint: six letters, starts with S, ends with n, never had a lockdown! https://t.co/hYPmzFsBVs

    Tue Sep 29 16:00:30 +0000 2020

  • David Beard
    David Beard @dabeard

    Forget herd immunity: From 85% to 90% of Americans are still vulnerable to #COVID19 https://t.co/p3z7ChrCZf

    Tue Sep 29 18:04:21 +0000 2020

  • Dr. Angela Rasmussen
    Dr. Angela Rasmussen @angie_rasmussen

    There are a lot of great reporters at the @nytimes and Donald McNeil is no exception. This piece is also great, except... Why is it that McNeil so frequently writes pieces without interviewing a single woman or person of color? https://t.co/UlMYJ8y3qG

    Tue Sep 29 15:17:44 +0000 2020

  • Randi Weingarten
    Randi Weingarten @rweingarten

    It's important to remember this as we go into tonight's debate. The pandemic is far from over, and Trump still has no plan to manage it.  https://t.co/9wvjWMaCz1

    Tue Sep 29 19:51:52 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Trump camp seeks extra debate rule: Third party inspectors to look for electronic devices in candidates' ears Trump camp seeks extra debate rule: Third party inspectors to look for electronic devices in candidates' ears – President Trump is asking for an additional ground rule ahead of Tuesday night’s first presidential debate between himself and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

    foxnews.com 2020-09-29 00:00:00+00:00
Jack Posobiec Fox News Chanel Rion OAN Jo Jorgensen Arthur Schwartz Philippe Reines Shannon Pettypiece
  • Jack Posobiec
    Jack Posobiec @JackPosobiec

    BREAKING: Bloomberg editor @davidjoachim is lashing out as he refuses to believe there is a report Biden has requested breaks tonight Please do not share this article about Biden requesting breaks tonight https://t.co/FeJbjvvqBu

    Tue Sep 29 15:26:09 +0000 2020

  • Fox News
    Fox News @FoxNews

    https://t.co/KVoFHa3BUK

    Tue Sep 29 14:56:43 +0000 2020

  • Chanel Rion OAN
    Chanel Rion OAN @ChanelRion

    Will @JoeBiden require a mental break every 30 minutes as President? https://t.co/oQZ5XBPIdC

    Tue Sep 29 19:44:06 +0000 2020

  • Jo Jorgensen
    Jo Jorgensen @Jorgensen4POTUS

    Last minute shenanigans by both camps make it clear that these #FakeDebates are just political theater that will provide no substantive answers for America. https://t.co/Nm4ybxpyW9 #DebateMayhem

    Tue Sep 29 15:39:46 +0000 2020

  • Arthur Schwartz
    Arthur Schwartz @ArthurSchwartz

    Biden’s campaign hasn’t agreed to this rule. But they did ask for a break after each 30 minute block of the debate. Joe needs his rest. Trump camp seeks extra debate rule: Third party inspectors to look for electronic devices in candidates' ears https://t.co/9WYkzt0qSC

    Tue Sep 29 16:08:11 +0000 2020

  • Philippe Reines
    Philippe Reines @PhilippeReines

    Add third party inspectors to look into trump’s soul to look for rot. https://t.co/koW3Eohtvn

    Tue Sep 29 16:18:03 +0000 2020

  • Shannon Pettypiece
    Shannon Pettypiece @spettypi

    I was just reviewing previous debate conspiracy theories. Some of the 2016 greatest hits: - candidate on drugs - listening devices in candidate's ear - cough suppressing device - teleprompter hiden in podium - hand signals with moderator https://t.co/JajW2HPh5q #FoxNews

    Tue Sep 29 15:53:59 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Trump Deflects Questions About Taxes, but First Debate Has a New Issue Trump Deflects Questions About Taxes, but First Debate Has a New Issue – While the president’s Republican allies generally kept their silence, Democrats pounced and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the party’s presidential candidate, posted a video noting that…

    nytimes.com 2020-09-28 23:26:13+00:00

Current Status: Trump met with Michael Flynn's lawyer, who asked him not to pardon former advisor, attorney reveals Trump met with Michael Flynn's lawyer, who asked him not to pardon former advisor, attorney reveals – The defense lawyer for former national security advisor Michael Flynn told a judge on Tuesday that she had talked about Flynn's criminal case with President Donald Trump.

   cnbc.com 2020-09-29 17:22:51+00:00

Current Status: Trump — not Biden — is being underestimated going into the debate Trump — not Biden — is being underestimated going into the debate – Watching his 2015 and 2016 debate performances is a mind-boggling experience, knowing how it turned out in the end.

   politico.com 2020-09-29 00:00:00+00:00
Ryan Lizza Radley Balko Jeff Greenfield POLITICO Tom LoBianco POLITICO Rich Zeoli Marc Caputo Lara Seligman
  • Ryan Lizza
    Ryan Lizza @RyanLizza

    NEW from me: I re-watched all of Trump’s 2015-2016 debates. My takeaway: He’s a much better debater than you may remember and it is Trump—not Biden—who is being underestimated going into tonight. https://t.co/d2ulecEKyG

    Tue Sep 29 12:41:30 +0000 2020

  • Radley Balko
    Radley Balko @radleybalko

    My memory of the 2016 debates is thinking Clinton (whom I didn't particularly like) absolutely ate Trump's lunch -- and then feeling like I was slowly losing mind as pundits across the political spectrum declared the debates were "close," or "a draw." https://t.co/Fc6DFxNUaI

    Tue Sep 29 16:56:47 +0000 2020

  • Jeff Greenfield
    Jeff Greenfield @greenfield64

    Definitely worth reading before tonight; Trump was a good debater in '16. https://t.co/kb5y05Dzyv

    Tue Sep 29 13:32:44 +0000 2020

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    It's true. @RyanLizza rewatched all of Trump’s 2015-16 debates. His takeaway: Trump is a much better debater than you may remember and it is Trump — not Biden — who is being underestimated going into tonight. https://t.co/i17hhfLOIv

    Tue Sep 29 17:40:03 +0000 2020

  • Tom LoBianco
    Tom LoBianco @tomlobianco

    .⁦@RyanLizza⁩ (on rewatching Trump’s many 2016 debates): “Watching these old clips now, it’s mind-boggling how easy it was for Trump to play the media and his opponents.” https://t.co/BRhTIjmQk4

    Tue Sep 29 11:46:02 +0000 2020

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    The conventional wisdom about President Donald Trump arriving in Cleveland Tuesday as a manic and extremely, well, Trumpy, debater could be wrong https://t.co/i17hhfLOIv

    Tue Sep 29 10:30:04 +0000 2020

  • Rich Zeoli
    Rich Zeoli @Richzeoli

    [email protected] is a better debater than you remember https://t.co/W2OBjPMACY via @politico

    Tue Sep 29 10:16:07 +0000 2020

  • Marc Caputo
    Marc Caputo @MarcACaputo

    "Reines's 2 pieces of advice for Biden were 'not to overthink it' — Trump is not that sophisticated — & to serve as a narrator of Trump's tactics for viewers at home by declaring early on that what they will hear from Trump Tuesday night can't be trusted" https://t.co/0mGzCHzDSR

    Tue Sep 29 14:30:33 +0000 2020

  • Lara Seligman
    Lara Seligman @laraseligman

    Important story here on Trump's strong debate style. @RyanLizza makes the hard-to-ignore argument POTUS' performance in the three general election debates against Hillary Clinton were crucial to his 2016 victory. https://t.co/n0lpXLuTSq

    Tue Sep 29 13:45:26 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Post-ABC poll: Biden leads Trump in battleground state of Pennsylvania Post-ABC poll: Biden leads Trump in battleground state of Pennsylvania – Joe Biden runs strong in Philadelphia suburbs and is competitive in western Pennsylvania. President Trump has big margins in central and northeastern parts of the state.

   washingtonpost.com 2020-09-29 00:00:00+00:00
Ali Velshi Sahil Kapur Rick Tyler-Still Right Robert Costa Jenna Johnson Randi Weingarten
  • Ali Velshi
    Ali Velshi @AliVelshi

    New Post-ABC poll: Biden leads Trump in battleground state of Pennsylvania 54% to Trump’s 45% among likely voters, with a margin of error of +/- 5% https://t.co/H3X3vfpB6n

    Tue Sep 29 11:22:47 +0000 2020

  • Sahil Kapur
    Sahil Kapur @sahilkapur

    New Pennsylvania poll of likely voters by Washington Post-ABC Biden 54% Trump 45% ** WOMEN: Biden +23 MEN: Trump+7 https://t.co/R3WsFMzhJR

    Tue Sep 29 04:20:14 +0000 2020

  • Rick Tyler-Still Right
    Rick Tyler-Still Right @rickwtyler

    Biden up in PA 54-45% among likely voters. https://t.co/ho43sBiwnr https://t.co/tV9CiB3PFK

    Tue Sep 29 11:44:03 +0000 2020

  • Robert Costa
    Robert Costa @costareports

    Post-ABC poll: “Biden runs strong in Philadelphia suburbs and is competitive in western Pennsylvania. Trump leads in central and northeastern parts of the state.” https://t.co/bCFVHAGRDw

    Tue Sep 29 12:14:03 +0000 2020

  • Jenna Johnson
    Jenna Johnson @wpjenna

    Post-ABC poll: One quarter of Pennsylvania’s registered voters cite the economy as the most important issue in their vote choice, followed by the coronavirus outbreak. Ranking lowest is “the next appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.” https://t.co/DTgI2WMP1x

    Tue Sep 29 11:17:21 +0000 2020

  • Randi Weingarten
    Randi Weingarten @rweingarten

    Post-ABC poll: Biden leads Trump in battleground Pennsylvania - The Washington Post https://t.co/NxDCWpcL0y

    Tue Sep 29 11:39:06 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Trump’s Taxes Show Chronic Losses and Years of Income Tax Avoidance Trump’s Taxes Show Chronic Losses and Years of Income Tax Avoidance – The Times obtained Donald Trump’s tax information extending over more than two decades, revealing struggling properties, vast write-offs, an audit battle and hundreds of millions in debt coming due.

   nytimes.com 2020-09-27 21:07:33+00:00
Tim Pool David Rothkopf Peter Strzok Barb McQuade Rep. Gwen Moore Hugo Travers Jake Tapper Michael Bennet Jonathan Martin Ana Navarro-Cárdenas
  • Tim Pool
    Tim Pool @Timcast

    Wait so Trump overpaid millions and just let the IRS hold it for future payments?? https://t.co/f4pbAMCPR4 https://t.co/xW4fsM7vmL

    Mon Sep 28 13:35:00 +0000 2020

  • David Rothkopf
    David Rothkopf @djrothkopf

    It is impossible to read this exceptional @NYTimes story on Trump's taxes & not conclude he is a crook, his kids are crooks, his companies are badly mismanaged & his financial future is precarious. His creditors own him. We need to know who they are. https://t.co/58ogZ9owQl

    Sun Sep 27 23:48:24 +0000 2020

  • Peter Strzok
    Peter Strzok @petestrzok

    https://t.co/nwua0GHjxo This is a roadmap of some of the ways Trump is compromised. In the hands of a hostile intel service, these millions of dollars represent coercive leverage over @realDonaldTrump as a result of undisclosed foreign financial deals while he was President.

    Mon Sep 28 01:19:02 +0000 2020

  • Barb McQuade
    Barb McQuade @BarbMcQuade

    Biggest concern from Trump’s taxes is $421 million in debt. No other government employee could get a security clearance with that much financial risk because it leaves him susceptible to blackmail or bribery while entrusted with our most sensitive secrets. https://t.co/9XERjlwLF1

    Mon Sep 28 21:44:54 +0000 2020

  • Rep. Gwen Moore
    Rep. Gwen Moore @RepGwenMoore

    I was called a welfare queen, as were many Black women & it was said that we all drove Cadillacs & ate lobster. Now we know that Trump is the ultimate welfare queen: abusing the system & raking in millions from the government as he lives in a golden palace.https://t.co/jSqS2ebofV

    Mon Sep 28 16:23:35 +0000 2020

  • Hugo Travers
    Hugo Travers @HugoTravers

    RT si tu paies + d’impôts que le président des États-Unis d’Amérique. https://t.co/UhEeZjvEOf https://t.co/gmJFtwrOIq

    Mon Sep 28 07:34:50 +0000 2020

  • Jake Tapper
    Jake Tapper @jaketapper

    “Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency. In his first year in the WH, he paid another $750. He had paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years — largely because he reported losing much more money than he made” https://t.co/8vUofZIlJi

    Sun Sep 27 21:17:02 +0000 2020

  • Michael Bennet
    Michael Bennet @SenatorBennet

    President Trump loves to complain about how other countries are ripping off the United States, but it turns out he's been doing it for years. https://t.co/aAa6kITCSB

    Mon Sep 28 20:12:48 +0000 2020

  • Jonathan Martin
    Jonathan Martin @jmartNYT

    Trump just told reporters he wasn’t contacted for our story. His attorney is on the record in the piece > https://t.co/mwnX80U9h2

    Sun Sep 27 22:14:28 +0000 2020

  • Ana Navarro-Cárdenas
    Ana Navarro-Cárdenas @ananavarro

    Trump paid $750 in income taxes. Let that sink in. He gamed the system and conned his base into believing he’s a successful businessman. He’s nothing but a fraud. It’s why he’s gone to such lengths to hide his taxes for so long. Read the truth. #TrumpTaxes https://t.co/n4YWUEuNH8

    Sun Sep 27 22:07:18 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Majorities in Michigan, Wisconsin say winner should get to fill Supreme Court seat Majorities in Michigan, Wisconsin say winner should get to fill Supreme Court seat – Joe Biden leads President Trump in both key battleground states.

   nbcnews.com 2020-09-27 13:00:00+00:00
Heidi Przybyla Kailani Koenig Geoff Bennett Mark Murray Sahil Kapur Keith Boykin Michael Del Moro
  • Heidi Przybyla
    Heidi Przybyla @HeidiNBC

    Majorities in Michigan, Wisconsin say winner should get to fill Supreme Court seat 👉including 60% of independents https://t.co/0vrT8sWDti via @nbcnews

    Sun Sep 27 15:08:51 +0000 2020

  • Kailani Koenig
    Kailani Koenig @kailanikm

    Majorities in Michigan, Wisconsin say winner should get to fill Supreme Court seat - via @nbcnews @mmurraypolitics https://t.co/TS7XEBEgw5

    Sun Sep 27 15:10:24 +0000 2020

  • Geoff Bennett
    Geoff Bennett @GeoffRBennett

    NEW: Majorities in Michigan, Wisconsin say 2020 winner should get to fill SCOTUS seat https://t.co/VwU8Xa5OlV

    Sun Sep 27 13:51:04 +0000 2020

  • Mark Murray
    Mark Murray @mmurraypolitics

    Here is our writeup of the new NBC/Marist polls of MI and WI -- plus PDFs of the actual polls https://t.co/snUigBzJAq

    Sun Sep 27 13:08:10 +0000 2020

  • Sahil Kapur
    Sahil Kapur @sahilkapur

    New NBC/Marist polls of likely voters MICHIGAN Biden 52% Trump 44% WISCONSIN Biden 54% Trump 44% https://t.co/sRs2iuR0C9

    Sun Sep 27 13:16:34 +0000 2020

  • Keith Boykin
    Keith Boykin @keithboykin

    New NBC News poll: 54% in Michigan and 56% in Wisconsin say the winner of the presidential election should fill the Supreme Court seat. Trump won Michigan by only 10,700 votes and Wisconsin by only 22,700 votes in 2016. https://t.co/gTerOKhDys

    Sun Sep 27 14:54:33 +0000 2020

  • Michael Del Moro
    Michael Del Moro @MikeDelMoro

    NEW NBC/Marist poll among likely voters: Michigan Biden 52% Trump 44% Wisconsin Biden 54% Trump 44% https://t.co/UHtlSb5Rog

    Sun Sep 27 13:08:55 +0000 2020

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