BREAKING: President Trump calls the COVID-relief bill a “disgrace” and is threatening to veto it if Congress doesn’t cut “wasteful items” like foreign aid & increase direct payments to Americans from $600 to $2,000 per person. (1/2)
#BREAKING The House votes 363-40 to pass the ‘Families First Coronavirus Response Act’, putting tens of billions of dollars toward paid sick leave, unemployment insurance, free testing & other measures to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate to take up the bill next.
BREAKING: Attorney General William Barr has authorized federal prosecutors to pursue “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities before the 2020 presidential election is certified. (Per AP)
NEW: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote to confirm judge Amy Coney Barrett to the SCOTUS on Monday Oct. 26.
BREAKING: President Trump says he has terminated Chris Krebs, who heads the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), after Krebs said the 2020 election was the most secure in our nation’s history.
#BREAKING: In a 5-4 vote, SCOTUS rejects a Nevada Church’s challenge to the state’s coronavirus shutdown order limiting attendance at religious services.
Chief Justice John Roberts ruled with the court’s liberal justices.
#BREAKING: The Treasury Department has complied with GOP senators’ requests for highly sensitive & closely held financial records about Hunter Biden & his associates & has turned over “‘evidence’ of questionable origin” to them. (1/2)
NEW: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issues an Executive Order banning vaccine passports. https://t.co/yCUKXfk0UL
BREAKING: Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller announces the U.S. will reduce troops to 2,500 each in Iraq and Afghanistan by Jan 15.
#BREAKING: A United States citizen has died from the new coronavirus in Wuhan, China, in what appeared to be the first death of an American from the outbreak. (1/2)
President Trump’s full statement: (2/2) https://t.co/1f72QG5CDN
#NEW: U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman denies an order sought by Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum to stop federal agents from arresting people during protests in Portland.
Judge Mosman ruled the state lacks standing to sue on behalf of protesters.
BREAKING: Statement from the Trump campaign:
“Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states.”
“Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated.” https://t.co/BQa5L8Epo5
#BREAKING: Georgia Gov. Brian kemp announces that some businesses, including gyms, salons, nail salons, barber shops, bowling alleys, etc. can reopen with some restrictions this Friday.
BREAKING: President Trump has signed a 2-day stopgap spending bill, avoiding a government shutdown.
NEW: Rudy Giuliani speaks at a press conference w/other Trump campaign legal team members and says they've "discovered a plan from a centralized place focused on big cities controlled by Democrats" to "commit voter fraud" in a number of states.
#BREAKING: President Trump says he will sign an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic, a move that is likely to draw legal challenges.
#BREAKING: Sen. Rand Paul names the alleged whistleblower, and tells @OANN he believes the individual should testify before House impeachment investigators to determine his involvement in the process, citing reported links to the Obama White House. https://t.co/W0y02Mp2Ua
#NEW: John Ratcliffe has been sworn in as the next director of national intelligence, replacing acting DNI Richard Grenell.
BREAKING: President Trump vetoes the $740+ billion National Defense Authorization Act, despite the bill passing both the Senate and House by a veto-proof majority.
#BREAKING: The DOJ is dropping its criminal case against former Trump adviser Gen. Michael Flynn. (Per AP)
Georgia (Estimated >99% reporting)
Trump 49.65% (2,428,517)
Biden 49.12% (2,402,475)
Trump leads by 26.2K vote
#NEW: VA Secretary Robert Wilkie informs Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in a letter the department has used hydroxychloroquine to treat about 1,300 veterans for coronavirus "and will continue to do so in accordance with Food and Drug Administration guidelines."
The House will vote today on a stand-alone bill to increase direct payments to Americans from $600 to $2,000 as proposed by President Trump.
BREAKING: The Senate passes the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in a vote of 84-13.
The measure now heads to President Trump who is threatening to veto the bill because it fails to clamp down on big tech companies.