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2020 presidential debates: Joe Biden baffles with answer to question about slavery reparations

2020 presidential debates: Joe Biden baffles with answer to question about slavery reparationsFormer Vice President Joe Biden was asked about slavery reparations during Thursday's 2020 presidential debate, and his answer left some viewers confused. 



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How to Settle the South China Sea Question Once and For All (China Won't Like It)

How to Settle the South China Sea Question Once and For All (China Won't Like It)Hint: it involves these missiles.



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Larry Kudlow on Trump’s ‘Second Thoughts’ Remarks: ‘He Didn’t Exactly Hear the Question’

Larry Kudlow on Trump’s ‘Second Thoughts’ Remarks: ‘He Didn’t Exactly Hear the Question’White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow attempted to spin President Trump’s remarks Sunday morning in which he expressed regret over his escalating trade war with China, claiming that the president didn’t “hear the question” when asked if he had second thoughts.During a breakfast meeting with British prime minister Boris Johnson at the G7 on Sunday morning, Trump told reporters that he had “second thoughts about everything” when asked if he had second thoughts on ordering American companies to no longer do business with China.Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union later in the morning, Kudlow was immediately confronted with Trump’s comments by guest host Brianna Keilar. The Trump adviser, however, insisted that the president was being misinterpreted.“Well, look, if I can reinterpret that,” Kudlow noted, “I mean, he spoke to us, he didn’t exactly hear the question. Actually, what he was intending to say, he always has second thoughts and actually had second thoughts about possibly a higher tariff response to China.”He added: “So it was not to remove the tariff. He was thinking about a higher tariff response. Having said that, we’re staying with the policy that was announced on Friday, I believe, a five percent increase on the two tariffs.”Looking for clarification, Keilar asked Kudlow if Trump was saying that he may want to further increase tariffs on China, but wasnt currently going to do so. Kudlow agreed that was the case.“That is absolutely correct,” he stated. “That was his thought, it somehow got misinterpreted. I’m not sure he heard the question altogether. It was a very crowded room.”Kudlow’s attempts at clarifying Trump’s “second thoughts” remarks came on the heels of White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham’s own spin.“The President was asked if he had ‘any second thought on escalating the trade war with China.’ His answer has been greatly misinterpreted,” she said in a statement. “President Trump responded in the affirmative—because he regrets not raising the tariffs higher.”Elsewhere in the CNN interview, Kudlow clashed with Keilar, repeatedly insisting that she was taking Johnson out of context when he said at the G7 that he does not like tariffs as a whole.“Larry, what’s out of context?” Keilar pushed back at one point. “We just rolled video. What is out of context with that quote?”Kudlow said he was in the meeting with Johnson and that it “all depends on context,” prompting the CNN host to point out that the British prime minister’s comments came directly from that meeting.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Fox’s Chris Wallace Confronts WH Adviser Stephen Miller: ‘No Question’ Trump’s ‘Stoking Racial Divisions’

Fox’s Chris Wallace Confronts WH Adviser Stephen Miller: ‘No Question’ Trump’s ‘Stoking Racial Divisions’Making his first major television interview in months, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller found himself grilled relentlessly by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on Sunday over President Trump’s repeated racist taunts of Democratic congresswomen of color.Miller, the chief architect of the Trump administration’s hardline anti-immigration policies, appeared on Fox News Sunday and immediately defended both the president’s week-long racist tirade against the so-called Squad and a Trump rally crowd’s “Send Her Back!” chant. After saying the audience members behind the chant were like other “patriotic members” who are “tired of being beat up” by left-leaning members of Congress, Miller went on to claim that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)—a member of the Squad—had “profoundly outraged” him as an American Jew by calling border detention centers “concentration camps.”Stephen Miller Keeps His Head Down as Trump Makes His Nativist Dreams Come TrueWallace, meanwhile, noted that both before and after his election, the president has been even more critical of America than the four progressive congresswomen, highlighting a series of comments in which Trump said the country has a “lot of killers” and that “nobody respects” the United States.“Why is what those congresswomen have said, in general, any worse than what you just heard Donald Trump say—President Obama is ignorant, this country is killers, on and on?” Wallace asked the White House aide.Miller insisted the difference was that Trump wanted to “strengthen America’s core values” with his remarks while the Squad believed the country should turn “into Venezuela,” prompting the Fox News anchor to push back and point out we “are not talking about constitutional rights” but Trump’s own sharp criticisms of the United States.Wallace then went on to confront Miller on the overarching theme of the president targeting the congresswomen.“Nobody has any problem with what the president’s policies have been, it’s when he goes into stoking racial fears,” the Fox host declared. “I’ve never called any of his tweets racist, but there’s no question that he is stoking racial divisions.”Miller contended that the “core element of the president’s philosophy is ‘America First’” before pivoting to Ocasio-Cortez, accusing her of saying undocumented immigrants are “more American than Americans.” AOC, however, has never actually said this. The New York lawmaker has noted that immigrants historically commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans, She's also said that asylum-seeking refugees "are acting more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be."Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Trump ends fight to include citizenship question on census and unveils new plan

Trump ends fight to include citizenship question on census and unveils new planThe president announced a new executive order to obtain a “timely count of the noncitizen population.”



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Trump to ‘unlawfully’ demand citizenship question included on census despite Supreme Court ruling

Trump to ‘unlawfully’ demand citizenship question included on census despite Supreme Court rulingDonald Trump will insist that 2020 census respondents are made to declare whether they are citizens, despite the Supreme Court ruling the question could not be included on forms, according to a US government official.The president is expected to issue a memorandum instructing his Commerce Department to include the question, a move critics warned would be “illegal” and could trigger “a constitutional crisis”.The US Census Bureau has said requiring respondents to declare if they are citizens would discourage immigrants from participating in the survey and result in a less accurate count. That in turn, according to critics, would redistribute money and political power away from Democratic-led cities to whiter, rural areas which vote Republican.Democratic house speaker Nancy Pelosi this week suggested Mr Trump was demanding citizenship information because he wanted to “make America white again”.The Supreme Court ruled last month the question could not be included on the 2020 census, with judges saying the administration’s justification for requiring such information was “contrived”.Mr Trump’s administration initially accepted defeat and said it would print the forms as is, but later ordered lawyers to find a way to include it. Attorney general William Barr said on Monday he believed there was a legal route to require census respondents to declare whether or not they are citizens.He added the Trump administration would take action in the coming days to allow the government to add the controversial census query. Mr Barr declined to give further details of the plan, but an unidentified senior official told the Associated Press the president was expected to issue a directive to the Commerce Department instructing it to include the question on census forms.Civil rights groups warned any attempt to circumvent the Supreme Court’s ruling would set “a dangerous precedent”.Beth Lynk, director of the Census Counts campaign at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, told The Independent: “This is a really dangerous attempt to undermine a fair and accurate census. The Supreme Court has clearly ruled and said the administration’s addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 census was unlawful.”“What the president is doing is just a dangerous sewing of confusion and really setting a dangerous precedent of interrupting of the separation of powers that we have in this country,” she added. “The Commerce Department and the Census Bureau need to be able to move forward with doing their constitutionally mandated job of printing the forms – and it’s 1.5 billion pieces of paper – because if we have a delay of the census that would be a constitutional crisis.”The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which challenged the citizenship question in court, vowed to fight “any attempt at an end run around the Supreme Court’s decision”.“The administration is now examining whether it can concoct a ‘new rationale’ for its citizenship question,” said Dale Ho, the ACLU’s voting rights project director. ”The answer is no, it cannot – at least not a legal one.”The Justice Department announced it is replacing the legal team that has been pursuing Mr Trump’s efforts to include the citizenship question, putting in place a new team consisting of both career and politically appointed lawyers.James Burnham, a top lawyer in the department’s civil division who had been leading the previous team, had told Mr Barr a number of people who had been litigating the case preferred “not to continue during this new phase,” the attorney general said.Mr Barr said he did not have details on why the lawyers wanted no more part in the case, but “as far as I know, they don’t think we are legally wrong”.The attorney general said he has been in regular contact with the president over the issue and “I agree with him that the Supreme Court decision was wrong”. He added he believed there was “an opportunity potentially to cure the lack of clarity that was the problem and we might as well take a shot at doing that”.The Trump administration has claimed it wanted the question on the census to help enforce the Voting Rights Act, which protects minority voters’ access to the ballot box. But chief justice John Roberts, a George W. Bush appointee, joined the Supreme Court’s four more liberal members in voicing scepticism about that justification.



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Trump says he may issue executive order over citizenship question on 2020 census

Trump says he may issue executive order over citizenship question on 2020 censusTrump said he has "four or five options" as his lawyers look to deal with a Supreme Court decision that blocked a citizenship question on the census.



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Buttigieg hits back at ‘black people’ question: ‘Racism is not going to help’

Buttigieg hits back at ‘black people’ question: ‘Racism is not going to help’“Sir, I think racism is not going to help us get out of this drama,” Buttigieg said.



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As Kamala Harris surges, a question looms: What to do about Iowa?

As Kamala Harris surges, a question looms: What to do about Iowa?Sen. Kamala Harris’s three-day trip to Iowa, which starts today, would have been just another 2020 campaign story only a week ago.



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NY official asks judge for clarity on citizenship question

NY official asks judge for clarity on citizenship questionNew York state’s attorney general asked a judge Wednesday to help resolve conflicting accounts by President Donald Trump and his administration as to whether they still want a citizenship question added to the 2020 census. Attorney General Letitia James asked U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman for a hearing over the statements after the U.S. Supreme Court last week decided the question can’t immediately be added. Justice Department lawyers did so, repeating what they told a Maryland judge during a hearing earlier in the day.



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