Kim Klacik: poster girl for 'next generation' of pro-Trump voters
Baltimore (AFP) - Young, Black and Republican, Kim Klacik wants to embody the "next generation" of pro-Trump voters -- and if, despite the odds, she wins a Congressional seat on November 3, it will be a hugely symbolic victory.Klacik is running in Baltimore, the Maryland port city decried by President Donald Trump as "disgusting" and "rodent infested."If she can win it, she would take the seat long held by Elijah Cummings, an emblematic figure of the Democratic Party who died last year. The city has long been held by Democrats. But Klacik has been endorsed by Trump, and she has raised $6.4 mil...
Trump 'kisses dictators' butts': Republican senator
Washington (AFP) - A Republican senator told constituents that President Donald Trump "kisses dictators' butts," mistreats women and uses the White House as a business, according to a leaked phone call recording.Nebraska Senator Sasse said Trump is "TV-obsessed" and "narcissistic", has driven US allies away and toward China, and has deeply damaged the Republican Party.Assailing "the way he kisses dictators' butts," Sasse accused Trump of ignoring China's oppression of Uighurs and the Hong Kong democracy movement."He hasn't lifted a finger on behalf of the Hong Kongers," he said."It isn't just ...
Hopes of coronavirus relief package before election fading fast
Hopes of another stimulus check may not be dead yet, but they are fading fast. On Thursday, Democrats blocked the $500 billion Senate Republican bill on the Senate floor. Now, several senators believe the way forward for another coronavirus relief package is unclear and there may not be any package before the November election.Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more$500 billion bill was bound to failOn Thursday, the Senate bill failed with a 52-47 vote, unable to get the needed 60 votes. The bill was opposed by all Democrats and one Republican, Rand Paul of Kentucky. Even 52 votes can...