“If you know me at all, you know I don’t pay attention to politics,” Ellen DeGeneres said during her show on Wednesday. “But unfortunately, politics pay attention to me.” The host was referring to her unexpected appearance in a recent tweet from Eric Trump, who used the fact that Twitter suggested he follow her, along with former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, as “I have some questions,” DeGeneres said. “First of all, which one is Eric? Did he kill the elephant or the cheetah? Second, what is Deep State? Is it near Dollywood? Because I’m in if it is.” DeGeneres called the tweet “the craziest thing I’ve seen all week,” adding that she saw “the movie with the lady having sex with the fish” this week and “this beats that.” “Apparently, Eric Trump thinks Twitter is trying to trick him into following liberals,” DeGeneres continued. Explaining to her … [Read more...] about Ellen DeGeneres Fires Back at Eric Trump for ‘Deep State’ Tweet: ‘Which One Is Eric?’
The top Democratic White House hopefuls are in a high-stakes race to win the support of black voters, who will play a key role in determining the nominee once the contest moves past the predominantly white states of Iowa and New Hampshire.That dynamic was on full display at the latest Democratic debate in Atlanta on Wednesday night, as the candidates tailored their policy proposals and emotional appeals to African Americans, who make up two-thirds of the Democratic primary electorate in South Carolina and will be a force on Super Tuesday.So far, black voters have helped keep former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenKamala Harris receives new Iowa endorsements after debate performance Watergate prosecutor says that Sondland testimony was 'tipping point' for Trump Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Deal on defense bill proves elusive | Hill, Holmes offer damaging testimony | Trump vows to block Navy from ousting officer from SEALs MORE afloat, giving him a … [Read more...] about Democrats court black voters in tight primary race
President TrumpDonald John TrumpWatergate prosecutor says that Sondland testimony was 'tipping point' for Trump In private moment with Trump, Justice Kennedy pushed for Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination: book Obama: 'Everybody needs to chill out' about differences between 2020 candidates MORE is slated to hold a campaign rally in Pennsylvania next month as he seeks to keep the Keystone State in his column in next year's election.The event is set to take place on Dec. 10 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa., the Trump campaign announced Thursday. The center contains 10,500 seats.“Pennsylvania is booming thanks to President Trump and jobs are coming back to the state,” Michael Glassner, the Trump campaign’s chief operating officer, said in a statement. “President Trump is delivering on his promises, and he looks forward to celebrating those successes with the great men and women of Pennsylvania.” ADVERTISEMENTThe rally comes as Trump seeks to … [Read more...] about Trump to hold campaign rally in Pennsylvania next month
Sens. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBooker hits fundraising threshold for December debate after surge of post-debate donations Bicameral group of Democrats introduces bill to protect immigrant laborers The Hill's Morning Report - Sondland stuns; Dems pull punches in fifth debate MORE (N.J.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharA free college tradeoff — what should the 2020 candidates promise? Booker hits fundraising threshold for December debate after surge of post-debate donations The Hill's Morning Report - Sondland stuns; Dems pull punches in fifth debate MORE (Minn.) are looking to capitalize on their Wednesday night debate performances. The two candidates both earned strong reviews and are hoping they can somehow turn that into momentum for campaigns that have been overlooked by many voters so far.Klobuchar is in fifth place in the RealClearPolitics polling average in Iowa, but with just 5.3 percent — well behind the race’s big four: former South Bend, Ind., … [Read more...] about Booker, Klobuchar look to turn debate performances into votes
The un-Trump? Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images After he emerged unscathed from a presidential candidates’ debate in Atlanta, where many expected him to become a piñata, South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg is heading toward the holidays in an enviable position in Iowa and New Hampshire polls. He appears to have plenty of money, a solid organization, and a degree of popularity that is likely to improve as he becomes better known (according to Morning Consult, 39 percent of Democratic primary voters don’t know enough about him to form an opinion). And it’s entirely possible that six of his rivals will be spending crucial days leading up to the early-state contests stuck in Washington in an impeachment trial with constraints on their ability to speak freely. It is probably time, then, to think seriously about this unlikely candidate as a potential challenger to Donald Trump. To ask the slippery but inevitable question that anxious Democratic voters appear to keep … [Read more...] about Could Pete Buttigieg Actually Become President?