Mike Pompeo to headline SC GOP’s annual fundraiser, raising presidential suspicions
Mike Pompeo will headline the South Carolina Republican Party’s annual fundraiser this month, once again elevating suspicions the former U.S. secretary of state and CIA director is carving out a path to run for president in 2024.news.yahoo.com
Rick Santorum speaks out on CNN firing, says decline of Trump news a factor
DENVER — Rick Santorum said that CNN might not have fired him following controversial comments he made about Native American culture if former President Donald Trump, whom Santorum has often critiqued on-air, were still in office.news.yahoo.com
GOP donor, investor, philanthropist Foster Friess dies at 81
Republican political donor, investor and philanthropist Foster Friess died Thursday. A multimillionaire who lived in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Friess was a GOP kingmaker who donated lavishly to candidates and charitable causes over four decades. Friess directly gave almost $7 million to hundreds of candidates since the early 1980s, federal campaign finance records show, and was perhaps best known for supporting former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s presidential run in 2012.news.yahoo.com
Photo of Chauvin juror wearing "BLM" shirt raises questions about potential appeal
A photo of one of the jurors who convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has raised questions about his impartiality during the trial, and about whether the verdict could be overturned in an appeal.Why it matters: 31-year-old juror Brandon Mitchell said he answered "no" to questions in a juror questionnaire about whether he attended demonstrations or marches in Minneapolis after Floyd's death, and about protests against police brutality. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.A photo that surfaced on social media shows Mitchell attending the anniversary of the March on Washington last summer, while wearing a T-shirt depicting Martin Luther King Jr. with the words, “Get your knee off our necks" and "BLM." He is also wearing a hat that says "Black Lives Matter."Defense attorney Mike Padden told the Minneapolis-based Star Tribune it is "disconcerting" that Mitchell did not divulge his participation in the march, adding that he may have been removed from the jury pool had he done so. What he's saying: "I think I was being extremely honest, for sure," Mitchell told the Minneapolis-based Star Tribune about attending the event, which he characterized as a voter registration rally. "I gave my views on everything — on the case, on Black Lives Matter.""I'd never been to [Washington] D.C.," Mitchell added. "The opportunity to go to D.C., the opportunity to be around thousands and thousands of Black people; I just thought it was a good opportunity to be a part of something."Mitchell said the picture was posted by his uncle, and that he doesn't remember wearing or owning the shirt. He said the event was "100 percent not" a march for Floyd.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freenews.yahoo.com
After tense night, election mystery remains for media
A man stops to watch election returns on electronic billboards in Times Square, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in New York. Cable and broadcast news divisions followed the story closely, even as they learned that election night coverage was a relative dud with viewers. An estimated 56.9 million people watched coverage over 21 networks during primetime hours Tuesday, down sharply from the 71.4 million viewers on election night 2016, the Nielsen company said. For weeks, media outlets had warned that Americans would need patience on election night and beyond, and that turned out to be their most accurate prediction. Even if Biden won the presidency, Democrats were sure to face questions about why the race was so close and why predicted gains in Congress didn't materialize.
Convention-covering networks challenged by competing stories
Republicans decided the show must go on and, for the most part, television networks followed. The convention is taking place in the shadow of huge stories that are happening right now, CNN's Anderson Cooper said. Networks, after giving extensive coverage to the Democrats last week, are cognizant of being fair to the Republicans. The president has been showing up every night, the president could talk about it. But former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum, also a CNN contributor, said Republicans were there to try and reelect President Trump and that has to continue to remain their focus.
Coronavirus upends conventions, changes TV coverage
LOS ANGELES The Democratic and Republican conventions will lack for crowds but not television coverage. The Democratic meeting will be virtual, with Biden planning to make his acceptance speech from Wilmington, Delaware. Broadcast networks ABC, CBS and NBC plan an hour of nightly coverage of the conventions at 10 p.m. EDT. CNN's commentators for the Democratic meeting include Van Jones, Jennifer Granholm, Andrew Yang, and Scott Jennings. Commentary for the Republican convention will be handled by Rick Santorum, David Urban, Amanda Carpenter and Granholm.
Romney proposes sending $1,000 checks to every American to ease coronavirus economic pain
GOP Sen. Mitt Romney proposed on Monday sending every American adult $1,000 to ease the financial pain of the coronavirus pandemic that has tanked global markets and threatened to grind U.S. economic activity to a halt. National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, asked on Monday by a reporter whether the White House would support direct cash assistance to American households, paused and said "we might." Congress used similar stimulus measures to boost consumer spending amid the 2001 and 2008 recessions. Romney said Monday that the House bill "contains critical measures" and that the Senate should vote on it quickly. The White House has signaled that a third piece of legislation is on its way, geared toward helping particularly hard-hit industries including the airlines.cnbc.com
Senators can only snack on candy and milk in Chamber here's how it could affect decision-making skills
Fluctuations in blood sugar can mess with your mood and energy level. If you haven't eaten in a while, and your blood sugar levels are low, it can make you feel tired, shaky or anxious, according to the Mayo Clinic. A 2016 meta-analysis found that low blood sugar levels " increase the tendency to make more intuitive rather than deliberate decisions." A "fun size" 3 Musketeers bar, on the other hand, contains 30 grams of sugar and 34 grams of carbs. "The responsibility of holding the candy desk is one that Sen. Toomey doesn't take lightly," Steve Kelly, communications director for Sen. Toomey, told NPR on Tuesday.cnbc.com
Amid hacking fears, key caucus states to use app for results
Democratic Party activists in Iowa and Nevada will use programs downloaded to their personal phones to report the results of caucus gatherings to the state headquarters. Party officials say they are cognizant of the threat and taking numerous security precautions. Party officials in both states declined to identify the vendor that developed their apps, saying they did not want to create a potential target for hackers. Party officials said the risks posed by the reporting apps were much lower than with electronic voting. And while using the app is encouraged, precinct chairs still have the option of phoning in results.
Here are the 5 biggest Republican mistakes of the decade
Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop at Lansing Community College May 8, 2012 in Lansing, Michigan. Bill Pugliano | Getty ImagesFor Republicans, the 2010s end with the party seemingly in a better situation than it was when the decade started. Thanks to five major blunders over the last decade, the Republican Party is actually weaker than it was on Jan.1, 2010. Much of this was fueled by the Tea Party movement, which added a rare Republican grassroots element to the GOP. When you think about it now, all of that made former Mitt Romney an extremely odd choice for the Republican nomination for president in 2012.cnbc.com
President Trump Calls Reports of Bedbugs at Doral Resort 'False and Nasty Rumor'
President Trump is coming out swinging, defending his Doral golf resort against allegations that it was infested with bedbugs. No bedbugs at Doral, Trump tweeted Tuesday. The Radical Left Democrats, upon hearing that the perfectly located (for the next G-7) Doral National MIAMI was under consideration for the next G-7, spread that false and nasty rumor. I used to get paid to give speeches," Trump said at a new conference Monday. RELATED STORIESLara and Eric Trump Welcome Baby Girl: 'We Love You Already!'
Rick Santorum weighs in on Obama's gun control plan
As presidential hopefuls make the final sprint to the Iowa caucus, Republican candidate Rick Santorum is taking aim at Ted Cruz. The former Pennsylvania senator joins CBSN with more on the 2016 election and his thoughts on President Obama's gun control plan.cbsnews.com
2015 Republican debate: GOP candidates weigh in on Donald Trump
Even when he's not on stage, Donald Trump dominates the debates. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal launched a vicious attack on the frontrunner during the Republican presidential debate, while former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum refused to bite.cbsnews.com
More 2016 candidates enter the field
The Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan, the Washington Post’s David Ignatius and Dan Balz, CBS News Political Director John Dickerson discuss the latest entrants to the 2016 presidential race, including former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum and former Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.cbsnews.com
Santorum to GOP: How’d McCain, Romney work out for you?
Santorum to GOP: How’d McCain, Romney work out for you? Addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md., former Pennsylvania Sen. and 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum ridiculed the Republican Party for choosing moderate White House nominees the last two election cycles.cbsnews.com