OMB Director Russ Vought, Liz Harrington, Rep. Michael Waltz and Daniel Gade on The Larry O’Connor Show 09.09.2020

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Trump talked about need to downplay coronavirus early in pandemic despite admitting it was ‘deadly stuff,’ Woodward book reveals (Washington Examiner)

President Trump said that he always wanted to downplay the threat posed by the coronavirus at the beginning of the pandemic despite admitting that it was “deadly stuff,” according to one of more than a dozen interviews with the veteran journalist Bob Woodward.

On Wednesday, CNN played one of the recordings from Woodward’s interviews with the president for his new book, Rage, which is scheduled to be released on Sept. 15. [Read More]

Gade sees parallels between uphill race for Senate in Virginia and military service in Iraq (The Washington Times)

Daniel Gade says he doesn’t see his Senate bid in Virginia this year as all that different from his military service, which included losing his right leg after he survived an explosion in Iraq in 2004.

“When I was blown up, I was at a fork in the road. I was given an opportunity to either continue to serve or to get out and feel sorry for myself, and I continued to serve,” the Republican candidate said. “I don’t view this as a jump or as anything different than I’ve always done. It’s the same thing I’ve always done, which is to serve America, serve the American people, serve the Constitution.”[Read More]

Rep. Waltz, Cathcart: Coronavirus is a battle – as war vets we know mental health is critical to defeat it (FOX News)

As proud U.S. war veterans, we are always looking for new ways to serve our country, and the COVID-19 pandemic has created an amazing opportunity for us to share what we have lived and learned about mental health and suicide prevention with the nation as we all join forces to battle this disease.

In the Army, we are trained to respond under the trauma and stress of battle. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the battlefield looks different. Our health care workers are on the frontline of the war against the invisible enemy of this virus. [Read More]

Trump unveils list of possible Supreme Court nominees if he wins reelection (CBS News)

Washington — President Trump on Wednesday announced a new slate of 20 potential nominees to the Supreme Court in the event of a vacancy in his second term in office — or the remainder of his first term — building on a key issue that mobilized conservative voters to support him in 2016 and that has been a major achievement of his presidency for Republicans. The 20 names he listed Wednesday are additions to an original list that has been updated throughout his presidency. [Read More]

‘What do we do?’: Trump gains rattle Miami Dems (Politico)

The basic electoral math in Florida looks something like this: Democrats roll up their votes in South Florida and Miami-Dade County, Republicans pad their numbers in the north and statewide races are decided in the Interstate 4 Corridor in between.

This year, however, the I-4 Corridor is taking a back seat in some of those calculations. President Donald Trump’s campaign and Republicans are making inroads in Miami-Dade County, the state’s most populous, forcing the Biden campaign to scramble in response to the threat to the wellspring of Democratic votes. [Read More]




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