While the White House offered no official comment to the Times for the story, they did release a statement after it published. "Many decades ago the IRS reviewed and signed off on these transactions," said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. "The New York Times' and other media outlets' credibility with the American people is at an all time low because they are consumed with attacking the president and his family 24/7 instead of reporting the news." … [Read more...] about The creation myth of the billionaire businessman Donald Trump just imploded
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That question is difficult to answer with any sort of certainty for a few reasons -- most notably that we are still 53 days from the election. And we are still in the grips of a pandemic that is projected to kill more than 400,000 Americans by the end of the year. And in the middle of a national conversation about race that has sparked protests -- peaceful and violent -- across the country. And with the least predictable or traditional person in the White House in modern American history. … [Read more...] about Is Donald Trump starting to make an electoral comeback?
First, some background. Advocacy journalism has been around a long time, going back at least 100 years to the so-called “muckrakers,” investigative reporters who uncovered societal failures such as squalid slum conditions and child labor exploitation. Their reporting was typically focused on a cause; they pushed for new laws and regulations. In the 1960s, documentaries like CBS’s “Harvest of Shame” about migrant farmworkers continued that tradition of exposing abuse and encouraging change. … [Read more...] about Trump changed the news media — and it’s not going back, with or without him
DeJoy was put in charge of the Postal Service in June after a career in logistics and set in motion a series of policy changes that have delayed mail and sparked concern over the agency’s ability to process a flood of mail-in ballots expected this fall due to coronavirus fears. … [Read more...] about Trump open to inquiry into DeJoy and campaign contributions
The presence of the campaign has also helped to derail negotiations toward another massive COVID-19 relief package, which have been largely dormant for nearly a month after talks broke down due to its potential size and scope. Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDiscord over state and local funds plagues coronavirus talks The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind - VP nominee Harris, VP Pence crisscross Wisconsin today Trump campaign works to set narrative ahead of pivotal debates with Biden MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerSchumer calls for investigation into reports of campaign finance improprieties by DeJoy's former company Companies developing COVID-19 vaccines planning to issue joint safety pledge Schumer calls for accountability in Daniel Prude death in Rochester MORE (D-N.Y.), want any package to eclipse $2 trillion, while White House negotiators have refused to budge north of $1.3 … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind – Trump, Biden battle over vaccine, economy; Congress returns