Amy Coney Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice replacing liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg
WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court before Election Day, handing President Donald Trump a political victory. She was confirmed to the Supreme Court with a 52-48 vote on Monday night. Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox also released a statement regarding the Senate confirmation of Barrett. “President Trump promised Americans that he would appoint rule of law justices to the Supreme Court, who would protect and defend our constitution. Tonight’s confirmation of his nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, is a fulfillment of this promise.
Both presidential campaigns make push for Michigan ahead of Election Day
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – Michigan has been at the center of the election whirlwind since last week. Both campaigns not only had their candidate on the ground in this state, but all their surrogates are here this week too. READ: What to know before voting in General Election in Michigan on Nov. 3, 2020On Tuesday, Jill Biden and Eric Trump made stops in Michigan. Jill Biden is working her way around Metro Detroit, starting at an Urban Farm and then to an outdoor rally pushing women to vote in Madison Heights. Meanwhile, Eric Trump started the day in Lansing, pitching his father’s economic policies.
Watch live: Trump holds first in-person event since coronavirus diagnosis
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will deliver remarks at his first in-person event since returning to the White House, just five days after his release from the hospital following his coronavirus diagnosis. The president will begin delivering remarks at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. You can watch live coverage in the video player below. It is being held as the president raises concern over plans for a big White House event taking place today and a Florida rally scheduled for Monday. LIVE COVERAGE
Watch live coverage as President Trump delivers remarks from the White House
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump held a news conference at the White House at 5 p.m. on Sunday. The president delivered remarks just one day after he nominated judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This live stream has now ended. Read More: Politics
NAACP Detroit focuses on getting more residents to become registered voters
You gotta vote the whole ballot,” said Wendell Anthony, president of the NAACP Detroit Chapter. Detroit’s NAACP will begin neighborhood canvassing to register voters who haven’t taken the time or interest in the election. Shake the bushes to let them know they are important,” he added. “People need to understand that their vote is still very important. The group’s message is not only for you to be registered, but to reach out to people who are not, and get them to register to vote.
Watch live: Trump gives campaign speech from New Hampshire
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)NEW HAMPSHIRE President Donald Trump is holding a campaign rally in New Hampshire. The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. The Nielsen company says that 23.8 million viewers watched the final hour of Thursdays Republican convention on television, when Trump gave his acceptance speech on the White House grounds. Watch Live Coverage
Trump puts spotlight on crime rates in American cities including Detroit
DETROIT In his acceptance speech during Thursday nights Republican National Convention, President Donald Trump blamed the spike in crime in major American cities on Democratic politicians, including Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. He pointed to the nations cities with high crime rates and those that have seen clashes between police and protestors this summer during demonstrations against police brutality. While he didnt specifically name Detroit, according to transcripts of his speech, he did lump together the nations most dangerous cities. Trump and his campaign have recently leaned into focusing on crime rates and unrest in places like Detroit hoping it will help him win the outer suburbs. A recent poll released by the Trafalgar Group gave Trump a one-point advantage over former vice president Joe Biden.
Watch live: Trump holds news conference at White House
Natasha Dado is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit. Copyright 2020 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved. WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will hold a news conference at the White House beginning 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3. (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. If you need help with the Public File, call (313) 222-0566.
DNC chairman talks about Joe Bidens approach to Michigan, auto industry
Joe Biden won every county in Michigan in the Michigan primary. The DNC Chairman stood by Bidens record and recently released a plan on community policing. Donald Trump believes you just throw gas on the fire.In response to Perezs statements about the President, the Trump campaign fired back. While Joe Biden hides in his basement, President Trump has led an unprecedented response to protect Michiganders and put America First. Meanwhile, Sleepy Joe Biden spent 50 years in government shipping Michigan jobs overseas and selling out American workers, Michigan campaign spokesperson Christ Gustafson said.
Investigators preparing to begin public hearings in Trump impeachment inquiry
WASHINGTON – For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. Both testified they were concerned Trump was inappropriately pressuring Ukraine to investigate Democrats. Cooper wants a federal judge to determine whether Bolton and his former deputy, Charles Kupperman, can be compelled to testify against the White House wishes. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Office of Management and Budget associate director Marky Sandy defied House investigator subpoenas and were no-shows for their scheduled depositions. NUMBERS THAT MATTERThis week, a dozen Trump administration figures, including high-profile names like Mulvaney and Bolton, declined to appear before the Democratic-led panel.