WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michael Cohen, a once-loyal “fixer” for U.S. President Donald Trump who has turned against his former boss, said on Tuesday he was keen to tell his story of Trump’s business and personal dealings in a public hearing in Congress on Wednesday. In brief comments after a full day of closed-door testimony in the Senate, Cohen said he would make his public case on Wednesday for why Americans should believe him over Trump. “I look forward to tomorrow to being able ... in my voice to tell the American people my story and I’m going to let the American people decide exactly who’s telling the truth,” Cohen told reporters. Cohen is expected to provide details about hush-money payments made to two women who said they had sexual affairs with Trump, and about Trump’s efforts to secure a real estate project in Moscow even as he was running for president in 2016, a source familiar with the matter said. Cohen will also offer … [Read more...] about Trump’s ex-fixer Cohen says he is keen to tell his story in public
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By Kevin Modesti | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: November 16, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: November 16, 2018 at 6:00 am The day after the Nov. 6 election, Southern Californians read vote tallies that showed Republican candidates leading or only slightly behind their Democratic rivals in most of the region’s key contests for Congress and the state Legislature. But in the days since, as tens of thousands more ballots have been counted and official tabulations updated, most of those results have changed. Today, Democrats have either won or appear to be surging toward victory in virtually every closely watched race. Why are Democrats doing so much better than Republicans in these post-election-night vote counts? The explanation, say election experts, has to do with who voted (more young people and women than usual, it appears), the way they cast those votes (the mail-in option was more popular than ever), and when different types of ballots are counted (provisionals and … [Read more...] about Why are Democrats winning more votes after Election Day? There are several reasons; fraud isn’t one
Next Tuesday is Election Day. Voter turnout is expected to be high, but all the “get out the vote messaging” in the world – not to mention personal plans to get to the polls – matter very little if someone is unexpectedly hospitalized. That unique challenge prompted physicians, medical students, law students, notary publics and others within the University of Pennsylvania Health System to expand their goal of helping patients vote via absentee ballot. In that mission, they're not alone among Philadelphia hospitals. The Penn Medicine push started in 2016 at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Now it is expanding to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, which explains why the “Presby Votes” program has been renamed the “Penn Votes Project” in advance of November 6. Dr. Judd Flesch, an assistant professor of clinical medicine and residency program director for internal medicine who helms the effort, said it all started when a … [Read more...] about Hospitalized on Election Day? Here’s how you can still vote
Dan Balz, The Washington Post Published 9:19 am PDT, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, seen here on May 3, 2017, founded an organization, American Possibilities, to support Democratic efforts in the midterms. Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, seen here on May 3, 2017, founded an organization, American Possibilities, to support Democratic efforts in the midterms. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By David Paul Morris Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., seen here on Sept. 5, are both considered to be prospective presidential candidates. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., seen here on Sept. 5, are both considered to be prospective presidential candidates. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Matt McClain John Hickenlooper, governor of Colorado, waves while arriving on stage during … [Read more...] about Will the Democrats wake up before 2020?
MOUNT LAUREL, New Jersey–The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), a leading Republican super PAC, continues to lead the charge to deploy the Republican grassroots to defy history and hold the House Republican majority, as seen by their efforts in New Jersey’s third congressional district and documented by Breitbart News. The Congressional Leadership Fund, the super PAC endorsed by the House Republican leadership, announced on Saturday that they held their fourth “Super Saturday” to reach a record number of Republican voters across the nation. CLF is using its 40 field offices to engage with over 500,000 targeted voters in key congressional districts needed to hold the Republican majority.Compared to other super PACs, CLF has decided to build its grassroots army, rather than use most of its money solely on television and digital ads. Not only are CLF’s grassroots efforts building up Republican voter engagement, but they are also building up a … [Read more...] about Republicans Deploy Grassroots Army to Defy History, Hold House Majority in November