New Tigers president Scott Harris: ‘We’re off to an excellent start’
New Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris hasn’t been seen or heard from much since his introductory press conference nearly a month ago. But that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been busy. And those within the organization have seen him quite a bit.mlive.com
Ahead of primetime hearing, Rep. Kinzinger tweets testimony about what Trump was doing during Jan. 6 insurrection
Before the Jan. 6 hearing on Thursday night, committee member Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., tweeted a video with clips of interviews with Trump administration officials about what the president was doing during the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol.news.yahoo.com
Video shows police in hallway during Uvalde massacre
Surveillance footage captured the gunman in the Uvalde school shooting enter the building with a AR-15 style rifle and later shows officers in body armor milling in the hallway outside the fourth-grade classrooms where 19 children and two teachers were killed. (July 12)news.yahoo.com
McConnell, Schumer on Biden leadership before SOTU
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized Joe Biden's "reckless spending" ahead of the president's first State of the Union. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said inflation is a priority and touted the nation's commitment to NATO. (March 1)news.yahoo.com
US Senators working on Ukraine aid package
Democratic and Republican US Senators met with Ukraine's Ambassador to the United States on Monday and discussed their ideas for addressing Russia's invasion. Several senators said sanctions are needed to target Russia' oil and gas industries. (March 1)news.yahoo.com
Interim University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman outlines ‘priorities for the coming months’
University of Michigan interim President Mary Sue Coleman, who has taken over the position in the wake of Mark Schlissel’s removal, issues a message to the community last week to address her “priorities for the coming months.”
Live stream: Trump impeachment trial in Senate
In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., speaks during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)Opening arguments will begin Wednesday in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial after an emotional first day that wrenched senators and the nation back to the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Watch live coverage starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday right here -- the Senate convenes at noon. Their arguments were meandering at times, leaving Trump fuming over his lawyers’ performance and allies questioning the defense strategy. Trump is the first president to face impeachment trial after leaving office and the first to be twice impeached.
Hear from the Detroit artist whose Rosa Parks sculpture is featured in Biden’s Oval Office
DETROIT – President Joe Biden brought a piece of Black history to the White House last month when he redecorated the Oval Office. A bronze bust of Detroit’s own Rosa Parks is now on prominent display. Artis Lane, a Detroit artist hand-crafted the bust. READ: Detroit artist’s sculpture of Rosa Parks featured in Biden’s Oval OfficeArtis Lane was born in Ontario. Ad“Sometimes I work from photographs, but she (Rosa Parks) came over to my home.
Biden inauguration: Here’s the schedule, what to watch
Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the first female vice president. Biden will take the oath with his hand on top of his 127-year-old, 5-inch-thick family Bible, which will be held by his wife, Jill Biden. President Trump is skipping Biden’s inauguration, a decision Biden said was a “good thing,” though Vice President Mike Pence and his wife plan to attend. They will be joined by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, and President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton. More Biden inauguration headlines:
Biden inauguration: Viewer guide to Jan. 20, 2021
(Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)Joe Biden will be sworn in as 46th president of the United States during an inauguration ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington. Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the first female vice president. President Trump is skipping Biden’s inauguration, a decision Biden said was a “good thing,” though Vice President Mike Pence and his wife plan to attend. They will be joined by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, and President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton. More Biden inauguration headlines:
Biden names Judge Merrick Garland as Attorney General after Obama-era Supreme Court snub
Attorney General nominee Judge Merrick Garland speaks during an event with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. During a live event on Jan. 7, Biden called the pro-Trump rioters’ invasion of the U.S. Capitol “an assault on the rule of law” just before formally nominating Judge Merrick Garland as Attorney General. More: Biden blames Trump for violence at Capitol that’s shaken USA federal appeals court judge serving since 1997, Garland is widely known for his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Barack Obama in 2016. Biden also nominated Thursday Lisa Monaco as Deputy Attorney General, Vanita Gupta as Associate Attorney General and Kristen Clarke as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. In solemn tones, Biden said the actions Trump has taken to subvert the nation’s democratic institutions throughout his presidency led directly to the mayhem in Washington.
President-elect Biden introduces Department of Justice nominees
President-elect Joe Biden held a live event Thursday to introduce key nominees to serve in his administration’s Department of Justice just one day after chaos consumed the Capitol in Washington. This live stream has now ended. UPDATE: Biden names Judge Merrick Garland as Attorney General after Obama-era Supreme Court snubPresident Donald Trump now says there “will be an orderly transition on January 20th” after Congress concluded the electoral vote count certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory and after a day of violence when his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Read the full story here. Read more: Politics
President Trump says ‘there will be an orderly transition’ after Congress certifies Biden victory
As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump now says there “will be an orderly transition on January 20th” after Congress concluded the electoral vote count certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory and after a day of violence when his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. The rampage began shortly after President Donald Trump repeated his unfounded claims of election fraud to thousands of rallying demonstrators he’d invited to Washington. Many then surged to the Capitol after he incited them to go there as lawmakers debated the electoral votes. Biden defeated Trump by 306-232 electoral votes and will be inaugurated Jan. 20.
What is the 25th Amendment and how does it work?
The 25th Amendment has never been used to remove a president -- but it’s there for a reason. The 25th Amendment, proposed by Congress and ratified by the states in the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, provides the procedures for replacing the president or vice president in the event of death, removal, resignation, or incapacitation. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session.
Twitter, Facebook lock Trump’s accounts after he responds to Capitol chaos with more false election claims
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)Twitter is threatening to permanently suspend President Trump’s account after they removed posts he made addressing the pro-Trump rioters who stormed Capitol buildings in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. In the video, Trump urged his supporters who were rioting in D.C. to “go home in peace,” but his message didn’t stop there. President Trump did not win the 2020 election, and President-elect Biden will be sworn into office on Jan. 20. Twitter is demanding that Trump remove tweets violating their policy within the 12-hour lockdown, or else they will permanently suspend his Twitter account. Later Wednesday evening, Facebook -- which also owns Instagram -- similarly announced that they will also lock President Trump’s account for 24 hours.
McConnell congratulates Joe Biden as president-elect: ‘The Electoral College has spoken’
BREAKING: Senate Majority Leader McConnell: "The Electoral College has spoken ... Today, I want to congratulate President-elect Biden." The Electoral College has spoke,” said McConnell. I also want to congratulate the vice president-elect, our colleague from California, Senator Harris. Beyond our differences, all Americans can take pride that our nation has a female vice president-elect for the very first time. The results will be sent to Washington and tallied in a Jan. 6 joint session of Congress over which Vice President Mike Pence will preside.
President-elect Biden to introduce key members of new administration
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris held a live event Friday afternoon to introduce nominees and appointees for their administration. This live stream has now ended. President-elect Biden is introducing five top picks for his new administration on Friday, drawing on leading names from the Obama White House while also tapping an Ohio congresswoman and a congressional committee veteran. Appearing at the afternoon event are Biden’s choice for director of White House Domestic Policy Council, Susan Rice, who served as President Barack Obama’s national security adviser and U.N. ambassador; and Denis McDonough, Obama’s White House chief of staff, now nominated as veterans affairs secretary. Also attending will be Biden’s selection for agriculture secretary, Tom Vilsack, who held the same post for Obama; Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge, chosen to be the new administration’s housing chief; and Katherine Tai, who is chief trade counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee and has been tapped as U.S. trade representative.
Live stream: Biden introduces nominees for his health care team
Copyright 2020 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved. Watch live coverage as President-elect Joe Biden introduces his nominees and appointees to his health team. (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)If you need help with the Public File, call (313) 222-0566.
Live stream: Biden introduces foreign policy and national security nominees
Watch live coverage as President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks and introduces key foreign policy and national security nominees and appointments. The Pennsylvania State Department “certified the results of the November 3 election in Pennsylvania for president and vice president of the United States,” Gov. “As required by federal law, I’ve signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the slate of electors for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” Wolf wrote. The State Department said Wolf’s “certificate of ascertainment” has been sent to the national archivist in Washington. The results show Biden and Harris with 3.46 million votes, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence with 3.38 million, and Libertarian Jo Jorgensen with 79,000.
Live stream: Biden delivers remarks on the economy
Copyright 2020 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved. Watch live coverage as President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris deliver remarks on the economy. (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)If you need help with the Public File, call (313) 222-0566.
Trump-Biden presidential race: Follow live votes count updates here
Published: November 6, 2020, 7:56 am Updated: November 6, 2020, 8:51 am(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) The Nov. 3, 2020 election count has spilled all the way to Friday, Nov. 6 with a tight race between President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden in key battleground states. The votes counting continues in Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona and Nevada. Here’s a look at the map:Follow live updates here:
Key race results from Michigan General Election on Nov. 3, 2020
Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit. Copyright 2020 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved. This page will display key race results from the Michigan General Election on Nov. 3, 2020. Published: November 4, 2020, 1:48 am Updated: November 4, 2020, 3:11 amPublished: November 4, 2020, 1:48 am Updated: November 4, 2020, 3:11 amIf you need help with the Public File, call (313) 222-0566.
President Trump makes final appeal to Metro Detroit
DETROIT – President Donald Trump returned to Metro Detroit Sunday -- his second stop in the area in three days. He made a final appeal to voters in Washington Township at a packed campaign rally. Trump is hoping to win back suburban voters in the crucial Macomb County -- a county he won in 2016 by double-digits. During his rally, Trump attacked Gov. Some said they came as far away as Arizona for a final chance to see the president.
President Donald Trump hits out at Gov. Whitmer in ’60 Minutes' interview
DETROIT – In an interview with “60 Minutes,” President Donald Trump had a lot to say about Gov. The president released video of the interview to his Facebook page ahead of Sunday’s broadcast in an attempt to show he was treated unfairly. Trump ended the interview early shortly after being asked about Whitmer. Near the end of the 37-minute interview, Leslie Stahl asks the president about how he’s “gone after” Whitmer. RELATED: Inside the traffic stop that set off suspect in Michigan terror plot and led FBI to start arrests“When did I say lock her up?” Trump asked.
President Trump, Gov. Whitmer accuse each other of inciting violence
MUSKEGON, Mich. – President Donald Trump took aim at Gov. Both Whitmer and the White House are accusing the other of inciting violence. Whitmer and Trump have frequently sparred words over the past few months. After the terrorism plot against kidnapping or assassinating Whitmer was exposed, the governor said Trumps words enabled and encouraged violence. “The president is at it again and inspiring and incentivizing and inciting this kind of domestic terrorism,” Whitmer said.
President Donald Trump takes aim at Gov. Whitmer at campaign stop in Michigan
MUSKEGON, Mich. – President Donald Trump took aim at Gov. During his 90 minute speech in Muskegon, Trump mentioned the domestic terrorism plot to kidnap Whitmer and how she has been handling the COVID-19 outbreak. Whitmer said Trump inspired the terrorist plot and the President criticized Whitmer at the event. “It needs to stop.”The FBI arrested multiple Michigan men this month who they claim were plotting to kidnap or kill Whitmer. Ivanka Trump will campaign on behalf of her father Monday and Dr. Jill Biden will be in Michigan to campaign Tuesday.
Crowd gathers in Muskegon for President Trump rally Saturday
President Donald Trump delivered remarks in Muskegon on Saturday, Oct. 17 as part of his Make America Great campaign for reelection. “You gotta get your governor to open up your state,” President Trump said to supporters at the event. The crowd then began chanting “Lock her up!” -- to which Trump responded, “Lock 'em all up.”You can see more in the video above. Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden issued a statement Saturday regarding Trump’s visit to Michigan:“Michigan families are facing enormous challenges right now. "With their votes, Michiganders now have a chance to put an end to President Trump’s chaos and failures.
President Trump to visit Muskegon on Saturday, Oct. 17
All rights reserved)President Donald Trump is set to visit Muskegon on Saturday, Oct. 17. Trump is expected to deliver remarks on supporting law enforcement at FlyBy Air, according to his campaign. There are just 21 days to go until the 2020 presidential election and Michigan is starting to see somewhat of a shift. This week Eric Trump is in Oakland County, Vice President Mike Pence is in Grand Rapids and the Trump campaign has re-upped its ad buy in Metro Detroit. READ: Peters vs. James in Michigan US Senate race: Where they stand on 6 big issues
Is Michigan still in play in the 2020 presidential election?
DETROIT – There are just 21 days to go until the 2020 presidential election and Michigan is starting to see somewhat of a shift. It all has to do with who is making campaign stops and how many ads people are seeing on TV. The big question is: Is Michigan still in play in the presidential election? Eric Trump suggests his father would be stumping in Michigan. In addition to the presidential race, you have one of the most hotly contested Senate races in the country.
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
President Donald Trump received number of different therapies aimed at COVID-19 infection -- What exactly are they?
DETROIT – Since being diagnosed, President Donald Trump has received a number of different therapies aimed at his COVID-19 infection. The three most notable treatments that the president has received are Regeneron’s Monoclonal Antibody cocktail, Gilead’s Remdesivir, and the steroid Dexmethasone. READ: Trump, moving to show strength, aims for Monday releaseOn Friday, Trump received an infusion of the Regeneron’s mix of two antibodies. Remdesivir works by blocking the ability of SARS-CoV-2 to make copies of itself once it’s infected a human cell. READ: Trump court nomination hangs over Senate shuttered by virusThe third medication Trump was given is the steroid Dexamethasone.
President Trump says he’s leaving hospital for White House
President Donald Trump says he’s leaving the hospital Monday evening after a three-day stay to treat symptoms of COVID-19. UPDATE: Trump, still infectious, back at White House — without maskThe president tweeted: “I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. He returns to the White House where there is a team of doctors on call with 24-hour monitoring. He will receive the fifth and final dose Tuesday at the White House. First lady Melania Trump has remained at the White House as she recovers from her own bout with the virus.
Biden campaign says Joe, Jill both tested negative for COVID-19
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden have tested negative for COVID-19, the Biden-Harris campaign announced Friday. “Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden underwent PCR testing for COVID-19 today and COVID-19 was not detected,” reads a statement from Dr. Kevin O’Connor. “I am reporting this out in my capacity as both Vice President Biden and Dr. Biden’s primary care physician.”Biden also tweeted:I’m happy to report that Jill and I have tested negative for COVID. — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 2, 2020Joe Biden was on the debate stage with Trump for more than 90 minutes earlier in the week. Biden has scheduled campaign events later in the day.
Trust Index: Fact-checking from first Biden-Trump debate
The Trust Index team was busy fact-checking Tuesday night’s presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. And we continue. Let us know if there was a statement from this first Trump-Biden debate that you want fact-checked -- let us know here.