Trump calls on US pharmaceutical companies to ‘accelerate’ efforts on coronavirus vaccine

President Trump said Monday his administration has asked pharmaceutical companies to “accelerate” efforts to create a coronavirus vaccine, just a day after the second confirmed U.S. fatality related to the virus. The president, sitting alongside Colombian President Dubuque Marquez in the Oval Office, told reporters that pharmaceutical reps have been slated to visit the White House Monday for weeks, but…

Super Tuesday guide: The states, the stakes, who’s in contention and more

Tuesday is the most important day in the 2020 presidential race so far. With 1,357 pledged delegates — 34 percent of the nationwide total — up for grabs on what’s known as Super Tuesday, the results of these contests will set the course for the rest of the presidential nominating calendar and could make or break several candidates’ campaigns. Fourteen states are…

Charleston Chaos: A Messy Debate That Changed Little

Tuesday night’s Democratic debate in Charleston, South Carolina was a mess.  CBS News moderators struggled to maintain order and asked hit-or-miss questions (often with little follow-up), as candidates routinely  talked over each other and blew past time limits.  It was no one’s finest moment.  After the ruckus died down and the dust settled, my overall impression is…

Economic Satisfaction Climbs, Trump Approval Remains Stable

The Trump Administration received even more positive news this morning, via the latest Gallup poll. President Trump’s approval rating continues to climb in the wake of his acquittal in the United States Senate; this morning’s poll has his job approval at 49 percent. The survey also shows an increase in self-identified Republicans, and a decrease…

Fiery Debate: Bloomberg Gutted, Warren Shines, and Frontrunner Bernie Wins

The hype headed into Wednesday night’s Democratic debate was off the charts.  Finally Michael Bloomberg would appear on a debate stage.  Finally the candidates might be desperate enough to actually go after each other.  Finally some of the simmering tensions might boil over.  And boy, did it deliver.  From the opening seconds, the candidates were firing at each…

Pompeo Warns: There Must Be Accountability For Iran’s Continued Attacks on Americans

On his way to Riyadh Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the terrorist regime that continued attacks on U.S. interests in the region will not be tolerated.  “I never broadcast what our response may be in advance but we’re mindful that it cannot become ordinary course that the Iranians, through their proxy forces in…

DOJ Quashes Rumors About Barr Resigning

he Department of Justice addressed rumors Tuesday night that U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr planned to step down over President Trump’s tweeting. “Addressing Beltway rumors: The Attorney General has no plans to resign,” DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec tweeted. KerriKupecDOJ Addressing Beltway rumors: The Attorney General has no plans to resign. Last week, Barr told ABC News…

The Big Story Out of Trump’s New Hampshire Win

The most significant aspect of President Trump’s win in New Hampshire’s Republican primary is voter enthusiasm—a good sign for his chances of winning re-election, his campaign manager Brad Parscale said. “In NH primary tonight, @realDonaldTrump is very likely to beat the vote percentages of the last 3 incumbent presidents who WON re-election,” Parscale tweeted. “1996 Bill Clinton…

House Republicans boycott intel hearing, accuse Schiff of ignoring FISA abuse

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee dramatically boycotted a public hearing Wednesday morning, after accusing Chairman Adam Schiff of ignoring Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuse following the release of a scathing Justice Department inspector general report which revealed significant misconduct. The House Intelligence Subcommittee on Strategic Technologies and Advance Research (STAR) held a hearing on “Emerging Technologies…

NYC cops ‘declaring war’ on Mayor de Blasio, union says, following ‘assassination attempts’ on officers

A police union says the men and women of New York City’s finest are now “declaring war” on Mayor Bill de Blasio following a pair of shootings targeting officers in the Bronx over the weekend. The fiery rhetoric directed at the Big Apple’s Democrat leader — who has implemented several measures critics say are hostile to police – comes…

At National Prayer Breakfast, Pelosi Watches as Trump Rips Her for Using Faith to Destroy His Presidency

The 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday arrived at a celebratory time for President Trump, a day after he was finally acquitted in the Senate impeachment trial. The woman who launched the impeachment inquiry against him, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, happened to give one of the invocations. She took her seat onstage after the…

‘They Hate America’: The Surprising Moments Democrats Refused to Clap For During Trump’s SOTU

The State of the Union is always a good measure on what Democrats seem to truly care about—and on Tuesday it was clear their disdain for President Trump took priority over any accomplishment he’s made to improve the lives of the average Americans. Below are just some of the surprising times Democrats refused to clap during Tuesday…

The White House’s Perfect Reaction to Pelosi Ripping Up Trump’s Speech

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi showed her contempt for President Trump in the starkest of terms Tuesday night when she promptly ripped up his speech the moment he finished—and as the cameras were still focused on the dais. While social media users roasted Pelosi for the move, saying it was a disgrace, petty, and disgusting, the…

Trump easily wins Iowa Republican caucuses

President Trump easily defeated his primary rivals in Monday’s Iowa Republican caucuses, in the first indication that those attempting to take on the president inside his own party stand a slim chance of making headway against the incumbent. Iowa results showed the president winning with roughly 97 percent of the vote over former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld and…

‘Trainwreck’: Dems Blasted For Failing to Manage a Caucus But Wanting to Run Government, Healthcare

Criticism was thrown at the Democratic Party from all sides on Monday after technical issues and “quality control” reviews mired the Iowa caucuses in controversy and conspiracies. If Dems couldn’t even get this contest right, how could they be expected to run the government, Brad Parscale, President Trump’s campaign manager, questioned. “Democrats are stewing in a caucus mess…

Swing-vote GOP Sen. Alexander comes out against witnesses, paving way for imminent Trump acquittal

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., announced late Thursday night that he would not support additional witnesses in President Trump’s “shallow, hurried and wholly partisan” Senate impeachment trial, seemingly ending Democrats’ hopes of hearing testimony from former national security adviser John Bolton and paving the way for the president’s imminent acquittal as soon as Friday night. “If this shallow, hurried…

Poll: In the Middle of His Impeachment Trial, Trump’s Job Approval Rating Matches All-Time High

A leftover from late last week that’s worthy of some extra attention, if only to demonstrate the gulf separating the elite media from much of the country over the issue of impeachment.  Interest is low, as a deeply-polarized and evidently-exhausted electorate remains torn over Democrats’ partisan maneuvering and the president’s conduct.  The Bolton development we covered yesterday represents a dramatic curveball in…

Massive crowds form for Trump’s New Jersey rally amid impeachment fight

Sprawling lines were forming overnight in the Jersey Shore destination of Wildwood in anticipation of President Trump’s campaign rally scheduled for late Tuesday, in a show of support by Trump’s faithful amid the bruising impeachment fight back in Washington. The scene is striking considering Jersey’s political reputation as a blue state. But as Rep. Jeff Van Drew suggested Tuesday…