Republicans notably silent, split as Trump probe deepens
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell declined to respond Wednesday when asked about the latest developments in the Justice Department's probe. The filing described the lengthy process of trying to retrieve government documents taken when Trump left the White House in early 2021. In the immediate aftermath of the search, Republicans largely rallied around Trump and demanded more information from the Justice Department. Some Republican supporters of Trump focused on the photograph of classified documents included as evidence in the Justice Department filing. The congressman, who led Trump's first impeachment, urged the Justice Department to continue its probe and “follow the facts.”__Associated Press writer Mary Clare Jalonick contributed to this report.wftv.com
Biden steps out of the room and finds legacy-defining wins
Biden Out of the Room FILE - President Joe Biden speaks before signing two bills aimed at combating fraud in the COVID-19 small business relief programs Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at the White House in Washington. Over five decades in Washington, President Joe Biden knew that the way to influence was to be in the room where it happens. After the White House gave its approval, that became the version that was shepherded into law. The new approach drew criticism from the press, but the White House wagered that the public was not invested in the details and would reward the outcomes. The White House eventually did so, issuing a statement to a conservative publication that no such executive order on ammunition was under consideration.wftv.com
Ahead of primetime hearing, Rep. Kinzinger tweets testimony about what Trump was doing during Jan. 6 insurrection
Before the Jan. 6 hearing on Thursday night, committee member Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., tweeted a video with clips of interviews with Trump administration officials about what the president was doing during the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol.news.yahoo.com
President Joe Biden to visit Orlando Monday after saying he has “Cancer” — KnightNews.com
For the first time since winning the White House in 2020, the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden will be visiting the City Beautiful on Monday. The announcement comes after the President nonchalantly said in a climate speech at a Massachusetts’s power plant that he has “Cancer”. pic.twitter.com/YIoBlZadRJ — Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 20, 2022President Biden will give an address at the annual conference for the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. The President will also attend a Democratic National Committee Event in Tampa immediately following his address in Orlando during his tour to the Sunshine State. President Biden’s visit to Florida comes a week after VP Kamala Harris attended an Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority conference and discussing the nation’s polarizing topic of reproductive rights with state Democrats at a roundtable conference.knightnews.com
Video shows police in hallway during Uvalde massacre
Surveillance footage captured the gunman in the Uvalde school shooting enter the building with a AR-15 style rifle and later shows officers in body armor milling in the hallway outside the fourth-grade classrooms where 19 children and two teachers were killed. (July 12)news.yahoo.com
Emotional Biden says teachers helped him overcome stutter
Biden Teacher of the Year President Joe Biden shakes hands with 2022 National Teacher of the Year Kurt Russell during the 2022 National and State Teachers of the Year event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON — (AP) — President Joe Biden congratulated the 2022 national teacher of the year on Wednesday by offering a deeply personal story saluting school leaders who helped him overcome a serious childhood stutter decades before he had White House aspirations. I got here because of my parents and my teachers,” Biden said in a long, heart-felt deviation from his prepared remarks during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. Totally incompetent.”Biden has talked openly about battling a childhood stutter in the past, including while running for president in 2020. “I have teachers, I can name the ones through grade school, high school, even college,” the president said.wftv.com
Biden risks progressives, Blacks with pivot to the center
“I’m not going to stop saying defund the police at all.”Only 34% of Americans say the things Biden has done in office are good for Americans, according to a February AP-NORC poll. Nearly as many — 29% — say he's been bad for Black Americans. As the midterm campaign begins, such tension within the Democratic Party is unlikely to subside. Even under the best of conditions, history suggests that Biden’s party is likely to lose its House and Senate majorities come November. If the Democratic Party cannot unify its disparate factions, the losses could be staggering.wftv.com
McConnell, Schumer on Biden leadership before SOTU
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized Joe Biden's "reckless spending" ahead of the president's first State of the Union. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said inflation is a priority and touted the nation's commitment to NATO. (March 1)news.yahoo.com
US Senators working on Ukraine aid package
Democratic and Republican US Senators met with Ukraine's Ambassador to the United States on Monday and discussed their ideas for addressing Russia's invasion. Several senators said sanctions are needed to target Russia' oil and gas industries. (March 1)news.yahoo.com
U.N. releases new report on accelerating climate crisis and says unprecedented steps needed to adapt
The United Nations released a grim climate report on Monday, showing an accelerating crisis that requires unprecedented action to protect natural habitats and reinforce infrastructure. CBS News’ senior national and environmental correspondent Ben Tracy reports.news.yahoo.com
On cusp of Biden speech, a state of disunity, funk and peril
State of the Union American Funk FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about Russia's invasion of Ukraine on a television at Shaws Tavern in Washington, Feb. 24, 2022. Biden will deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, March 1. In their State of the Union speeches, they declare “the state of our union is strong,” or words very much like it. President Joe Biden’s fellow Americans, though, have other ideas about the state they’re in and little hope his State of the Union address Tuesday night can turn anything around. The state of the union is disunity and division.wftv.com
‘Donald J. Trump’ week officially declared in this Central Florida city
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, en route to his Mar-a-Lago Florida Resort. Former President Trump has named two lawyers to his impeachment defense team, one day after it was revealed that the former president had parted ways with an earlier set of attorneys. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)The first week of February has been declared “Donald J. Trump” week in Frostproof, Florida. AdGood to be in the City of Frostproof tonight to speak in favor of a Proclamation declaring this week “Donald Trump Week.” First city in the nation to do this! Agenda for Frostproof City Council Meeting on Monday, February 1st at 6:00 p.m.
Here’s a look back at inaugural addresses of past presidents
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)WASHINGTON – The first act of every president after taking the oath of office is to deliver a speech to the nation they now lead. As President Joe Biden becomes the 46th President of the United States, let’s look back at the words offered by some of his predecessors as they assumed command of our nation. President Donald Trump45th President of the United States, inaugurated Jan. 20, 2017. President Barack Obama44th President of the United States, inaugurated Jan. 20, 2009President George W. Bush43rd President of the United States, inaugurated Jan. 20, 2001President Bill Clinton42nd President of the United States, inaugurated Jan. 20, 1993President George H.W. Bush41st President of the United States, inaugurated Jan. 20, 1989President Ronald Reagan40th President of the United States, inaugurated Jan. 20, 1981President Jimmy Carter39th President of the United States, inaugurated Jan. 20, 1977
Former campaign chair for President Trump calls for supporters to not take part in protests
As law enforcement across the country monitors the potential for armed protestors at the state capital, some Florida republicans are calling on supporters of President Trump to not take part in any violence. Randy Ross worked on the Trump for President campaign back in 2016, adding that he has spent the past five years devoted to getting him elected. Ross said that it is time for supporters of President Trump to accept the results of the election. Keep doing what we’re doing to make America great,” Ross said. Stewart said also plans to work remotely on Jan. 20, 2021, avoiding the capitol complex altogether.
General Election Results for US Presidential race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden on Nov. 3, 2020
Find All Race Results HereThe highest office in the United States is on the ballot this Election Day. Voters on Nov. 3 will choose who should be the president of the United States, deciding whether Republican Donald Trump should keep the office or Democrat Joe Biden should take over. While it may not determine the presidency, below is the nationwide presidential popular vote:U.S. President National View All CandidatesBelow is a breakdown of how each state is voting according to the latest election data. The infogram below will update as more race data becomes available. Check all the races in Central Florida and statewide in the dropdown menu below, and get more information on the ClickOrlando.com Results 2020 page.
Let it flow: Trump Administration eases showerhead rules
WASHINGTON The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow, addressing a pet peeve of the president who complains he isn't getting wet enough. Since 1992, federal law has dictated that new showerheads shouldnt pour more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute (9.5 liters). As newer shower fixtures came out with multiple nozzles, the Obama administration defined the showerhead restrictions to apply to what comes out in total. The new proposal Wednesday would allow each nozzle to spray as much as 2.5 gallons, not just the overall showerhead. Appliance and plumbing energy and water conservation standards save consumers about $500 a year on energy bills, deLaski said.
FIFA to AP: Infantino should remain president during probe
LONDON Gianni Infantino can remain FIFA president and should not be forced from power while under criminal investigation, world football's governing body told The Associated Press on Saturday. A Swiss special prosecutor opened a criminal case into Infantino's conduct on Thursday over his meetings with the country's attorney general who has been leading a sprawling investigation into football corruption. There is nothing preventing the president from performing his duties, FIFA said in a statement to the AP. The FIFA president is subject to a criminal investigation by the Swiss judicial authorities," FIFA said, but he has not been charged nor is he guilty of anything. FIFA is convinced that at the end of the current investigations it will be confirmed that the FIFA president didnt do anything wrong by performing his fiduciary duties and meeting the attorney general of Switzerland, FIFA said.