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Fact check: Biden falsely claims he never opposed fracking

Fact check: Biden falsely claims he never opposed fracking

Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed that he “never said I oppose fracking” when pressed by President Donald Trump on the issue during Thursday night’s presidential debate. “You said it on tape,” Trump replied. Facts First: It’s false that Biden never said he opposed fracking. In two Democratic primary debates, Biden made confusing remarks over…MORE

Stimulus negotiations latest: Hopes for a deal seem dim

Stimulus negotiations latest: Hopes for a deal seem dim

The week started with a self-imposed deadline, and it appears it will end without a stimulus deal. After fits and starts, the negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the White House’s chief negotiator, have hit another roadblock with aides behind the scenes telling CNN that while the prospects for a…MORE

US embassy in Turkey warns of potential terror attack threat in Istanbul

US embassy in Turkey warns of potential terror attack threat in Istanbul

The US Mission in Turkey issued a warning to American citizens Friday of a potential terror attack threat in Istanbul and elsewhere in the country. The US Mission “has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against US citizens and foreign nationals in Istanbul, including against the US Consulate General, as well as…MORE

7 takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate

7 takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate

The second and final showdown between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden looked much more like a normal debate than their first meeting. But it probably didn’t do anything to change the race’s trajectory. Amid a plethora of lies, Trump hammered Biden for failing to solve problems like institutional racism during his time…MORE

Trump falsely claims Joe Biden received $3.5 million from Russia

Trump falsely claims Joe Biden received $3.5 million from Russia

President Donald Trump claimed that former Vice President Joe Biden received $3.5 million from Russia and that it “came through Putin because he was very friendly with the former mayor of Moscow, and it was the mayor of Moscow’s wife. You got $3.5 million. Your family got $3.5 million.” Facts First: This is false. Trump…MORE

CNN Poll: Biden wins final presidential debate

CNN Poll: Biden wins final presidential debate

Joe Biden did a better job in the final debate on Thursday according to a CNN Instant Poll of debate watchers. Overall, 53% of voters who watched the debate said that Biden won the matchup, while 39% said that President Donald Trump did. Viewers once again said that Biden’s criticisms of Trump were largely fair…MORE

McConnell says ‘no concerns’ despite visible bandages and bruises

McConnell says ‘no concerns’ despite visible bandages and bruises

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not answer questions about his health Thursday, only saying there were “no concerns” after reporters asked him about what appeared to be bruises and bandages on his hands in recent days. “Of course not,” McConnell told reporters in the Capitol when asked if he had any health issues people…MORE

Fact check: Toned-down Trump continues his onslaught of falsehoods

Fact check: Toned-down Trump continues his onslaught of falsehoods

Donald Trump’s more sedate debate performance on Thursday night was a departure in tone from his chaotic performance weeks ago, but the President continued to cast his warped view of the world as truth. In reality, Trump’s performance was riddled with false claims, on topics ranging from the coronavirus to foreign policy to immigration. And…MORE

ICE plans to target undocumented immigrants who didn’t voluntarily leave the US

ICE plans to target undocumented immigrants who didn’t voluntarily leave the US

Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to launch an operation to find and deport undocumented immigrants who failed to voluntarily depart the United States despite previously committing to do so, according to a draft memo obtained by CNN. It’s the latest in a string of operations launched by ICE, the enforcement arm of the Department of…MORE

Russian hackers targeting state and local governments have stolen data, US officials say

Russian hackers targeting state and local governments have stolen data, US officials say

Russian state-sponsored hackers have targeted state and local governments and in at least two instances have successfully stolen data, US national security officials said Thursday, one day after the top US intelligence officials said Russia and Iran obtained voter registration information. The warnings issued Thursday indicate the heightened security posture of the US government days…MORE

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