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Trump campaign trolls Biden after buying URL named for his Latino campaign

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Just after the Biden campaign rolled out a Latino voter outreach program Wednesday, the Trump campaign quickly figured out another way to “own the libs” by buying the URL for Biden’s new campaign slogan.

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden, who spent the day campaigning across Pennsylvania and Iowa, announced “Todos Con Biden” to drum up a network of Latino voters to support the former vice president.

But the Biden campaign committed a cardinal sin in public relations: they failed to reserve the domain name before they announced the slogan. They did not purchase www.todosconbiden.com or even reserve the @TodosConBiden Twitter handle.

The Trump campaign saw a prime opportunity to troll and snatched up the website and social media handle, and used them to mock Biden.

A visit to www.todosconbiden.com revealed a message in both English and Spanish: “Oops, Joe forgot about Latinos. Joe is all talk.”

The only link on the page redirects visitors to the Trump campaign’s Latino outreach site, “Latinos for Trump.”

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“”It is no surprise that Trump’s campaign would resort to childish antics like this to take attention away from this president’s appalling record of separating families and using immigrants as scapegoats, fomenting hatred and white supremacy, and trying to take away health care from millions of Americans who need it,” Biden campaign spokeswoman Isabel Aldunate said. “Trump and his allies should be more focused on doing right by the Latino community and our country. It is clear that Trump is afraid to face Vice President Biden next November, because he knows Biden’s positive vision for our country will beat him like a drum.”

The @TodosConBiden Twitter page was more damning, as it detailed all of Biden’s gaffes and instances where his record runs contrary to his current rhetoric.

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“Poor kids are just as talented as white kids,” the account tweeted, referring to a Biden campaign event where he misspoke.

“Joe Biden is the king of putting ‘kids in cages,'” the account tweeted, along with a video montage of immigrant children in holding cells allegedly from the Obama-Biden administration.

The Trump campaign ramped up its mockery of Biden, even selling “Where’s Hunter?” T-shirts in reference to Biden’s son, who has stayed out of the public eye as his business dealings in Ukraine have come under scrutiny.

During the last two debates, the Trump campaign has trolled all 2020 Democrats by flying banners over host cities slamming the president’s potential rivals as socialists and “devastating” to the local economy.

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College admissions scandal: Marketing CEO gets 3 weeks for cheating on son’s ACT exam

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BOSTON — A California marketing executive and author was sentenced Wednesday to three weeks in prison for paying $50,000 to cheat on her son’s college entrance exam.

Jane Buckingham, 51, was sentenced in Boston’s federal court after pleading guilty in May to a single count of fraud and conspiracy. She is the 11th parent to be sentenced in a college admissions bribery scheme that ensnared dozens of wealthy parents.

The Los Angeles resident admitted to paying $50,000 to a sham charity operated by admissions consultant William “Rick” Singer, who then bribed a test proctor to take the ACT exam on behalf of her son at a Houston, Texas, testing site in 2018. Singer has pleaded guilty to his role in the scheme.

Buckingham gave her son a practice test at home and led him to believe he was taking the real test on his own, authorities said. Her lawyers said the measure was intended to protect him from learning about the scheme.

It landed her son a 35 out of 36 on the ACT, placing him in the 99th percentile nationally. Buckingham aimed to get her son into the University of Southern California, prosecutors said. It’s unclear whether he enrolled at the school.

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Prosecutors recommended six months in prison and a $40,000 fine, saying Buckingham was “more deeply engaged in the mechanics of the fraud than many of the other parents” in the case. By having a proctor take the test on her son’s behalf, they said, she deprived him “of even the opportunity to get any of the answers right on his own.”

Buckingham is CEO of the Los Angeles marketing firm Trendera and has authored several books, including “The Modern Girl’s Guide to Life.” She apologized in a letter to the court, saying she is ashamed and has “absolutely no excuse.”

“My family and my children have been lucky to have so many advantages that other families and children do not,” she wrote. “And yet I committed a crime so that my son could have another advantage, an unfair and illegal one. It was a terrible thing to do.”

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More than 50 people have been charged in the admissions scheme, which involves wealthy and famous parents accused of paying bribes to rig their children’s test scores or to get them admitted to elite universities as recruited athletes.

A total of 19 parents have pleaded guilty, including four who reversed earlier pleas of not guilty this week. Another 15 are contesting the charges. Trials are expected to begin in 2020.

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Buttigieg says he’s used marijuana ‘handful’ of times, defends call for nationwide decriminalization

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Many Democrats seeking to unseat President Trump in 2020 are calling for decriminalizing marijuana possession on the federal level — including South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who told reporters Wednesday he’s tried the drug a “handful” of times in the past.

“I have, a handful of times, a long time ago, and I’ve also encountered a lot of people whose lives have really been shaken by the old war on drugs approach,” Buttigieg told Fox News in Las Vegas.

Nevada legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2017. Several other states have made similar moves, although the drug is still considered illegal on the federal level.

Buttigieg’s ambitious proposal has been to “decriminalize all drug possession” while expanding access to addiction treatments and improving drug-abuse and mental-health treatment.

Buttigieg also said legalizing pot would carry numerous business advantages.

“First of all, without legalization, you’re going to continue to see a patchwork of different state laws that create a lot of problems for legitimate businesses like this one,” Buttigieg said outside the Top Notch dispensary in Vegas on a campaign stop.

He added, “We not only need to legalize but we also need to pursue experiments, knowing the racial disparity and lives that have been ruined by sentences over marijuana possession.”

Other 2020 Democrats seemed to be on the same page.

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke toured an Oakland, Calif., dispensary last month, and called for allocating monthly stipends to people who were previously locked up for low-level marijuana offenses as a form of recompense.

Meantime, other candidates have admitted to using the drug before. California Sen. Kamala Harris, in a radio interview earlier this year, said, “I have, and I inhaled — I did inhale. It was a long time ago, but yes.”

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, when running in the 2016 primaries, also acknowledged he tried it a couple of times.

“I smoked marijuana twice — didn’t quite work for me,” he told Yahoo! News.

Candidates have split over how they would legalize marijuana federally. Buttigieg said it would need to be done through the proper legislative channels, while Sanders has expressed that he would use an executive order to carry it out.

Buttigieg agreed that the stigma surrounding marijuana use should diminish.

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He also made a pitch specifically to veterans. “Yeah, so I’ve met a lot of veterans who rely on cannabis for the treatment of diagnosed or undiagnosed issues, often service-connected issues like post-traumatic stress. And, another benefit of decriminalization is, it could pave the way for this to be supported with” the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Asked by another reporter if he had bought any items in the dispensary, which he compared to an Apple Store in appearance, he said: “I will not. I’m on the clock and it’s gonna be a long day.”

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House Republicans storm impeachment inquiry deposition: What went down

Fox News learned in more detail how things went down Wednesday in the House Intelligence Committee when 25-30 House Republicans barged into a closed-door deposition of Pentagon official Laura Cooper.

Sources said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., summoned House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving to deal with the deluge of members who were not members of the Intelligence, Oversight or Foreign Affairs Committees.

“It was a violation of House rules and decorum,” said one source.

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Fox News is told that the members led by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., actually entered not just the non-secure anteroom and hallways of the Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility (SCIF), but the secure room where Cooper was to be deposed.

That’s where members are not supposed to have electronic devices. Members are asked to agree to an oath that they will not do so. The facility was swept for electronic devices after member gave up their devices.

It appeared one member didn’t surrender their device, prompting a deeper scrub that took around two hours.

The standoff occurred after lawmakers held a news conference accusing Democrats of lacking transparency and specifically calling out Schiff, who is leading the impeachment investigation into President Trump.

From there, the House Republicans stormed in the room where Cooper, who has overseen Ukraine policy at the Pentagon, was set to testify.

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There was never any threat of arrest, but a source said some members asked to be arrested, citing the optics of being marched out of the SCIF in handcuffs in front of throngs of reporters and news cameras. That would have surely supported a running GOP narrative that Democrats have run amok with the impeachment process.

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Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., speaking at a news conference in front of House Republicans after Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper arrived for the closed-door meeting to testifyin the House impeachment inquiry. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Republicans in the room were not rowdy, though their presence in a secure facility, in the middle of House panel business of which they are not members, still ruffled some feathers.

However, there wasn’t much security officials could do, one congressional source told Fox News.

“They’re members. They’re expected to adhere to the rules. There’s no real punishment for breaking the rules,” said the source.

Schiff decided to wait the Republicans out, knowing there was a mid-afternoon vote on the House floor. The Republicans left and the deposition finished around 3:15 p.m.

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., sent a letter to Irving, raising “serious concerns” about the security of SCIF’s. He asked Irving to “take action with respect to the Members involved in the breach.”

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The members who violated the rules of the SCIF could be referred to the House Ethics Committee, one source told Fox News.

“We made our point,” said one Republican who asked not to be identified.

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Blackouts return: PG&E begins to cut off power to 450,000 Californians to avoid igniting wildfires

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California counties face the prospect of more blackouts this week as Pacific Gas and Electric says up to 17 counties may be affected starting on Wednesday. Wibbitz

About 450,000 northern Californians began to lose electricity Wednesday afternoon as the state’s largest utility shut off power for the second time this month in effort to avoid the risk of sparking wildfires amid dry and windy weather.

Pacific Gas & Electric said the preventive outages would affect 179,000 residential and business customer accounts. Customers in the Sierra Foothills and San Francisco Bay Area communities lost power by 5 p.m. Pacific time, utility officials said, and others will go dark overnight. In all, portions of 17 counties will lose power.

PG&E said the shutoffs will last about 48 hours. Back-up generators may bring back power for 5,000 customers sooner, said Director of Wildfire Operations Mark Quinlan, with crews setting them up Wednesday evening in cities including Placerville. 

The company has been warning weather conditions may prompt the blackouts, part of a program instituted in October 2018 after PG&E equipment was blamed for igniting some of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in state history. High winds can topple power lines or bring them in contact with dry vegetation, which can start fires.

Two other utilities alerted their subscribers of possible outages as well. Southern California Edison said it could cut power Thursday to more than 308,000 customers in seven counties and San Diego Gas & Electric warned of power shutoffs to about 24,000 customers. More than 600,000 people could be affected.

Another safety shutoff may occur late Saturday in portions of Northern California, said PG&E Chief Meteorologist Scott Strenfel, citing a wind event that could become the strongest of the season. A potential third outage would not overlap with the current one, he said, because all power will be restored by then.

During the first round of blackouts less than two weeks ago, PG&E said it would take several days and up to a week after the winds died down to restore power to some customers, but the majority had it back within two days.

A better option?: California power lines spark wildfires and prompt blackouts. Why not just bury them?

At that time, gusty winds, high temperatures and parched conditions forced the utility to leave about 2 million people in northern and central California in the dark.

That preemptive outage, or Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), fueled outrage from many residents and political leaders. Gov. Gavin Newsom accused the energy giant of “greed” and “mismanagement.”

PG&E, however, defends the outages as crucial to the safety of its customers. The company already has filed for bankruptcy after being held liable for tens of billions of dollars in damages resulting from deadly wildfires blamed on downed power lines.

“We understand the hardship caused by these shutoffs and the safety issues that it brings with it,” said CEO and President Bill Johnson. “But we also understand the heartbreak and devastation of catastrophic wildfire. Those losses are forever and we’re determined to do everything in our power to prevent them.” 

Kim Schefer, manager of Village True Value Hardware in Santa Rosa, about an hour north of San Francisco, was busy Tuesday directing customers to gas cans and batteries.

“I think it’s not panic per se, just, ‘Eh, we gotta do this again?’” she said.

Contributing: John Bacon and Kristin Lam, USA TODAY; The Associated Press 

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Colorado governor slams Trump after president says America’s building the wall there

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President Trump caught flak on Wednesday after he boasted — incorrectly — that he is “building a beautiful wall” in Colorado, a state that does not border Mexico.

The state’s Democratic Gov. Jared Polis mocked Trump for the gaffe on Twitter, saying: “Well this is awkward… Colorado doesn’t border Mexico. Good thing Colorado now offers free full day kindergarten so our kids can learn basic geography.”

Trump visited Pittsburgh on Wednesday to speak at the annual Shale Insight Conference, where he addressed an audience of mostly blue-collar workers from Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. He boasted construction of a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, which he said is necessary to stem the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs into America, and proceeded to list the bordering states, mistakenly including Colorado.

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“You know why we’re going to win New Mexico? Because they want safety on their border. And they didn’t have it. And we’re building a wall on the border of New Mexico,” Trump said. “And we’re building a wall in Colorado. We’re building a beautiful wall, a big one that really works. … And we’re building a wall in Texas. And we’re not building a wall in Kansas, but they get the benefit of the walls that we just mentioned. And Louisiana’s incredible.”

Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., jumped on the verbal gaffe: “Is NEW Mexico gonna pay for it?”

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Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., responded on Twitter with a zing of his own: “Let me repeat: There isn’t an elected leader from the state of Colorado who would support using eminent domain to steal the property of our farmers and ranchers to build a medieval wall.”

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Nationals Lead Astros 8-2 In Game 2 Of The 2019 World Series

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The Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman hits a two-run home run during the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series against the Washington Nationals in Houston.

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Updated at 11:25 p.m. ET

The Washington Nationals lead the Houston Astros 8-2 after seven innings in Game 2 of the 2019 World Series in Houston.

The Nationals broke open what had been a pitcher’s duel with six runs in the 7th inning as Washington sent ten batters to the plate.

The Nationals opened the game by scoring two runs with a walk and a single, followed by a double by third baseman Anthony Rendon off of Astros ace Justin Verlander.

The Astros came back in the bottom of the first frame with two runs off of Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg on a home run by third baseman Alex Bregman after left fielder Michael Brantley had singled.

Both starters — Verlander and Strasburg — settled into a groove after the first inning, each allowing no runs for five innings.

But the wheels came off for the Astros in the top of the 7th inning starting with a solo homer by catcher Kurt Suzuki. Three walks, three singles, and defensive lapses by the Astros produced six runs that stunned the Houston crowd.

The Nationals won the first game of the best-of-seven series.

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White House Threatens to Veto Bill Requiring Campaigns to Report ‘Illicit Offers’ From Foreign Governments

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The White House on Wednesday said President Donald Trump would veto a bill requiring federal election campaigns to report “illicit offers” of campaign assistance from foreign governments and their agents.

House Democrats earlier in the day passed the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy Act (SHIELD), an election security bill which would require candidates for federal office to notify the FBI and the FEC should any foreign government and agents thereof offer to assist their campaign. The bill would also impose new rules on political advertisements placed on social media platforms similar to those currently governing radio and TV ads.

While the White House acknowledged that “transparency and accountability” were vital to elections, it argued that the bill’s reporting requirements would overly burden campaigns without furthering securing U.S. elections, calling the act “redundant, overly broad, ambiguous, and unenforceable.”

“While the Trump Administration seeks to limit foreign national interference in our elections by strengthening FECA and combatting illegal behavior, the SHIELD Act would produce harmful unintended consequences without achieving that goal,” the White House statement said.

The administration’s threat to veto the bill comes at a precarious time for President Trump, as evidence he pressured the government of Ukraine to investigate a political opponent in exchange for military aid continues to mount, further fueling Democrats’ impeachment efforts.

Trump is going to veto a bill that would require campaigns to report attempted bribes and other corrupt activities. Not the least bit surprising.

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Nationals Beat the Astros 12-3 In Game 2 Of The 2019 World Series

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The Washington Nationals celebrate after Game 2 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Thursday in Houston. The Nationals won 12-3 to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

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Updated at 12:15 a.m. ET Wednesday

The Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros 12-3 in Game 2 of the 2019 World Series in Houston.

The Nationals broke open what had been a pitcher’s duel with six runs in the 7th inning as Washington sent 10 batters to the plate.

The Nationals opened the game by scoring two runs with a walk and a single, followed by a double by third baseman Anthony Rendon off of Astros ace Justin Verlander.

The Astros came back in the bottom of the first frame with two runs off of Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg on a home run by third baseman Alex Bregman after left fielder Michael Brantley had singled.

Both starters — Verlander and Strasburg — settled into a groove after the first inning, each allowing no runs for five innings.

But the wheels came off for the Astros in the top of the 7th inning starting with a solo homer by catcher Kurt Suzuki. Three walks, three singles, and defensive lapses by the Astros produced six runs that stunned the Houston crowd.

The Nationals added two more runs in the top of the eighth inning on a homer by Adam Eaton and another run in the ninth on a solo shot by outfielder Michael Taylor.

The Astros scored one run in the ninth on a solo homer by Martin Maldonado. But by then the game’s final result was over.

By taking two games in Houston, the Nationals managed to do something few would have predicted: they beat the Astros two aces — Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander — on consecutive nights.

The Nationals now lead the best-of-seven series 2-0 as the series heads for Washington, D.C.

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MSNBC’s liberal star Rachel Maddow set to return as moderator at next Dem debate

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MSNBC announced on Wednesday that its liberal opinion star Rachel Maddow will return as a moderator at the Democrats’ next presidential debate.

The event, to be co-hosted by The Washington Post on November 20, marks MSNBC’s second debate gig this election cycle.

Maddow will be joined by MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell, NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker and Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, an all-woman panel of moderators, the network said.

NBC raised eyebrows for including Maddow, who drew ratings for its cable network for pushing what critics have described as “conspiracy theories” during the two-year Russia investigation, as a debate moderator earlier this year as such a position is usually assigned to serious, unbiased journalists.

Maddow’s debate performance was widely criticized for keeping much of her focus on the findings of then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

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“One would think that NBC News, which purports to be a news organization, would go above and beyond to make sure its hosts’ line of questioning was fair and honest, especially given the backlash the network received for its decision to have a far-left pundit moderate a presidential debate,” BlazeTV White House correspondent Jon Miller told Fox News.

Others slammed the “conspiracy theorist” on social media, saying her presence at a presidential debate was a “disgrace.”

NBC has been under fire in recent weeks in the wake of the reporting from “Catch and Kill” author Ronan Farrow, who detailed the network’s efforts to kill his Harvey Weinstein story and the alleged yearslong misconduct from its former star anchor Matt Lauer.

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Last week, a prominent women’s group called on the Democratic National Committee to pull its upcoming debate from MSNBC unless NBC News “cleans house” and launches an independent investigation into “allegations of a culture of sexual abuse” at the network.

UltraViolet Action, a leading national women’s organization, claimed the Democrats’ fifth presidential debate shouldn’t happen if NBC didn’t ditch its beleaguered leadership.

“The DNC needs to make it clear that they support survivors of sexual abuse and cancel the upcoming 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate on MSNBC until Comcast and NBC News take clear steps to clean up the toxic culture that exists across their networks,” UltraViolet co-founder Shaunna Thomas said in a statement.

On Wednesday, a group of activists and sexual assault survivors from the organization held a protest outside NBC News’ New York City headquarters.

The group called for NBCUniversal to fire NBC News president Noah Oppenheim, MSNBC president Phil Griffin and “every other person in leadership that enabled abusers and silenced survivors” at the Peacock Network.

“It’s not just a Matt Lauer problem. It’s a company-wide problem, and it’s one that Comcast NBC needs to take seriously and demonstrate that they’re taking seriously,” Thomas said outside NBC’s famed 30 Rock.

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Eight Democrats have qualified for the November debate so far: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang and billionaire donor Tom Steyer.

Fox News’ Brian Flood contributed to this report.

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