Trump turned his hotels, resorts into ‘Beltway’s new back rooms,’ New York Times reports

Trump attended 34 political fundraisers at his hotels and resorts that brought in $3 million in revenue, the Times reported.

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Biden, Harris, Pence travel to Arizona after vice presidential debate; Trump returns to Oval Office

Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris faced off in Utah on Tuesday in a debate that took on heightened importance in the wake of President Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis.

The running mates of Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden squared off on issues including the pandemic, China trade, taxes and health care for 90 minutes at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in the

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Trump Returns to a Capital in Chaos as Covid-19 Outbreak Spreads

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As the coronavirus upended the top echelons of the U.S. government on Tuesday — leaving President Trump convalescing in the White House, the Capitol eerily empty after lawmakers tested positive and most of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in quarantine

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Donald Trump tries to play down severity of coronavirus as Pentagon leaders go into quarantine

US President Donald Trump appeared to be using his bout with Covid-19 to try to gain an advantage over his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, even as the number of infections around him continued to rise and some of America’s top military leaders went into quarantine.

General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; General James McConville, the Army chief of staff; and several other Pentagon leaders are

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Trump Delays Relief Talks, U.S. Travel Industry Expresses Extreme Disappointment

After returning to the White House, the U.S. President Donald Trump cut off stimulus talks for a congressional coronavirus relief bill on Tuesday. The decision will affect already the hard-hit U.S. travel industry.

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow said, “Hardworking Americans whose livelihoods depend on travel and tourism cannot wait until after the election for relief. The reality is that small businesses in every pocket of America

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Trump calls off aid talks, Biden says president ‘turned his back’ on Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump, still being treated for COVID-19, abruptly ended talks with Democrats on an economic aid package on Tuesday, drawing criticism from presidential rival Joe Biden that he was abandoning Americans in the midst of a pandemic.

Trump’s tweet breaking off talks for a new round of stimulus spooked Wall Street, sending stocks down as much as 2% from their

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Trump looking to ‘project image of strength’ even as recovers from virus

A top adviser to President Donald Trump, defending his return to the White House in a made-for-tv moment Monday night, said Tuesday it’s “highly important” he is seen “projecting an image of strength” and that Americans could expect to hear from him at some point a day after he left the hospital still infected and undergoing treatment.

To drive the point home, he tweeted Tuesday morning, “FEELING GREAT!” in all

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Pence takes lead role in campaign with Trump travel stopped

Trump left Walter Reed Military Medical Center and returned to the White House Monday evening, but it’s unclear when he’ll be able to travel.

“I spoke to the president a little while back. He sounded great,” Pence

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Trump administration must stop holding immigrant children in hotels

A federal appeals court has ruled the Trump administration must end its practice of holding immigrant children in hotels for days or weeks after stopping them at the border, and instead must house them in licensed facilities while awaiting possible deportation.

Immigrants seeking asylum walk at the ICE South Texas Family Residential Center, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Dilley, Texas. The U.S. government did not release 100 immigrant children detained with their parents despite this week's deadline set by a judge who had described family detention centers as “on fire” due to the threat of the coronavirus. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday, July 28, 2020 that it was in compliance with Judge Dolly Gee’s June 26 order, which originally set a July 17 deadline for the release of all children held by ICE for more than 20 days.

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Immigrants seeking asylum walk at the ICE South Texas Family Residential Center, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Dilley, Texas. The U.S. government did

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Appeals court rules Trump administration can’t detain young immigrants in hotels

A U.S. appeals court on Sunday ruled that the Trump administration cannot resume detention of unaccompanied immigrant children in hotels.

A three-judge 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel upheld a lower-court ruling that barred the practice in most cases, rejecting a government request for a stay, The Associated Press reported.

U.S. officials have used hotels to detain nearly 600 children before expelling them since March. Citing the coronavirus pandemic,

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Trump can’t resume holding migrant kids in hotels, court says

Nomaan Merchant, The Associated Press
Published 7:37 a.m. ET Oct. 5, 2020 | Updated 1:47 p.m. ET Oct. 5, 2020


Many U.S. airlines are overstaffed due to reduced flying schedules and low demand for air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic.


HOUSTON – An appeals court refused Sunday to allow the Trump administration to resume detaining immigrant children in hotel rooms before expelling them under rules adopted during

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Trump administration must stop holding immigrant children in hotels for weeks, Ninth Circuit rules

A federal appeals court has ruled the Trump administration must end its practice of holding immigrant children in hotels for days or weeks after stopping them at the border, and instead must house them in licensed facilities while awaiting possible deportation.

A court-approved 1997 settlement in the Flores case, still in effect, requires the government to release undocumented immigrants under 18 to their parents, if available, and if not, to

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Trump or Biden: What the U.S. election means for Russia

Trump and Russia

The irony is that, over the past four years, the Trump administration has been in various ways tough on the Kremlin. It repeatedly passed sanctions against Russian officials and companies and has worked to both undermine the reach of Russian gas projects in Europe and bolster some of Russia’s European neighbors through arms sales. But Trump himself is a different matter.

In congressional testimony delivered last month,

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Air Travel Worries After Trump Coronavirus Infection

Flying on Air Force One was risky from a health perspective last week. President Donald Trump may have been contagious with Covid-19. And at least one aide, Hope Hicks, who traveled with the president to Minnesota for a rally, has tested positive. She had mild symptoms and quarantined on the flight back to Washington, according to news reports.

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World Leaders Send Support After Trump COVID-19 Diagnosis | Voice of America

JOHANNESBURG – Leaders and prominent figures from around the world Friday sent their best wishes to U.S. President Donald Trump and his family after he announced that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus.

The president revealed his diagnosis on Twitter early Friday, with leaders across the globe sending their well wishes.

The head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, tweeted his wish

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President Trump positive is a red alert for World Travel and Tourism

President Donald Trump and his wife Melanie Trump are both positive for Coronavirus. President Trump may have been positive at the debate with the Democratic Presidential Candidate Vice President Joe Biden Luckily Vice president Biden was tested negative twice, and so was US Vice President Pence.

What is National Security Implementation? This is a true Red Alert considering the people a president meets.

Open Florida for business, specifically tourism business.

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Confusion, concern infiltrate White House as Trump heads to hospital

Mark Meadows speaks to reporters.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows speaks to reporters about President Trump’s positive coronavirus test outside the West Wing. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images


Inside an eerily quiet White House Friday morning, a barebones staff scrambled to contain the fallout from a nightmare scenario: President Donald Trump and his wife Melania hobbled by the

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The Latest: EU council head wishes Trump speedy recovery

BRUSSELS — Speaking in the name of all 27 EU leaders, European Council president Charles Michel wished Donald Trump a prompt recovery after the U.S. president and his wife tested positive for coronavirus.

Speaking after a two-day meeting of heads of states and governments from the bloc in Brussels, Michel was asked by a reporter what lessons could be drawn from Trump’s positive test.

“Of course, we all wish him

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In a Pre-Election Gambit, the Trump Administration Announces New Travel Bans for Cuba

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense,” the Mad Hatter told Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. “Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”

That mercurial milliner’s words apply to this week’s current events, which saw the announcement of a new

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Stagnant race, battleground deficits highlight Trump debate-season challenges

The TAKE with Rick Klein

The political world keeps blowing up. The race for president keeps not changing.

Amid another news bombshell — The New York Times obtaining two decades of President Donald Trump’s tax records — the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden with a 10-point edge among both registered and likely voters. That’s basically where the race was all summer.

The 53-43 Biden

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