Elizabeth Warren on the Stump: Trump Threatens Existence of All Life on the Planet

(Breitbart) – Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), speaking as a Biden-Harris surrogate on the campaign trail on Monday, said that President Donald Trump is a threat to life on the planet because of his stance on climate change.

“Donald Trump threatens the existence of human life, of all life on this planet,” Warren said in a video posted on the Hill YouTube channel. “And on November 3, we will hold Donald Trump accountable.”

Warren’s remarks centered on the existential threat of climate change.

“We are reaching a moment on our planet in which the crisis that is upon us may no longer be one that we will be able to successfully fight back against,” Warren said.

“The science around this is not controversial,” Warren said. “The science is clear.”

“In fact, you know what scares me to death?” Warren asked. “Every time we get more data and reanalyze the data, what we discover is the problem’s even worse than we thought.”

“We have even less time than we thought,” Warren said.

“What has Donald Trump done for four years?” Warren asked. “He not only hasn’t made things better; he has actively made them worse.”

“He withdrew us from the Paris climate accord. He’s put a coal lobbyist in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). What could possibly go wrong?” Warren said.

In fact, EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler’s time at the EPA started when he served as a special assistant in the agency’s EPA’S Pollution Prevention and Toxics office during the George H. W. Bush administration. Before that, he was a principal and team leader of the Energy and Environment Practice Group at FaegreBD Consulting, among other posts.

“[Trump] has opened up for offshore drilling, and he has said yes to the oil companies. They can drill in the Arctic National Wildlife preserve,” Warren said.

Trump has actually placed a moratorium on offshore drilling in Florida. As Breitbart News reported, the drilling permits in the Arctic will take place in only 0.01 percent of the 19 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/10/19/elizabeth-warren-stump-trump-threatens-the-existence-all-life-planet/

FNC’s Baier: Hunter Biden’s Emails Unlikely to Be a Question at Next Presidential Debate

(Breitbart) – Anchor Bret Baier said Monday on Fox News Channel’s “The Daily Briefing” that presidential debate moderator NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker will not ask about Hunter Biden’s emails. Therefore, it will be up to President Donald Trump.

Perino said, “There’s this other issue that Peter Doocy just mention that Joe Biden hasn’t responded to questions about the emails that were found on laptops purported to be Hunter Biden’s. Now it doesn’t seem like Joe Biden will be taking any questions before the debate this Thursday. So how do you think this will play out? Can they starve this story to death?”

Baier said, “Listen, it requires other news organizations to cover it, and that really hasn’t been picked up outside of a few.”

Perino said, “The CBS News reporter was the one that asked him and got that kind of blow-off from Joe Biden the other night.”

Baier said, “Yeah, but I don’t know if CBS has done an in-depth look at the emails or the authenticity or the whole story, they may be asked the question. I haven’t seen the piece that they’ve done about it. Obviously, The New York Post is following up on it. I think in the debate, it likely won’t be a question from the moderator Kristen Welker.”

He added, “I’m sure that the president is going to bring it up. His people are already saying that he will. Listen, it all matters about how this all comes together. It can be authenticated. We have at least one email where the people on the email chain received it. They say May of 2017. You have the Director of National Intelligence saying it’s not a Russian disinformation campaign for operation. That’s what he said on air this morning. So you have pieces of this puzzle, but still not a full puzzle.”

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/10/19/fncs-baier-hunter-bidens-emails-unlikely-to-be-a-question-at-next-presidential-debate/

Donald Trump: Reporters ‘Criminal’ for Not Reporting Hunter Biden Stories

(Breitbart) – President Donald Trump challenged the media for failing to report details of the new Hunter Biden stories published by the New York Post.

“Your campaign strategy seems to be to call Biden a criminal, why is that?” Reuters reporter Jeff Mason asked President Trump at an airport in Arizona.

“He’s a criminal, he got caught. Read his laptop, and you know who’s a criminal. You’re a criminal for not reporting it,” Trump replied. “You are a criminal for not reporting it.”

Trump spoke as he prepared for a campaign rally in Prescott, Arizona. The president has said that Biden and his son Hunter were “criminal” and should be “locked up” for pursuing lucrative shady deals with overseas businesses.

“Let me tell you something,” Trump continued with the rest of the reporters on his trip. “Joe Biden is a criminal, and he’s been a criminal for a long time, and you’re a criminal in the media for not reporting it,” Trump said. “Good luck everybody. Have a good time.”

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/19/donald-trump-reporters-criminal-for-not-reporting-hunter-biden-stories/

50 Cent Appears to Back Trump over Biden’s Tax Plan: ‘62% Are You Out of Ya F**king Mind (VOTE for TRUMP)’

(Breitbart) – 50 Cent, the Grammy-winning rapper, actor, and notorious social media troll, has appeared to endorse the reelection of President Donald Trump. In a message to his 26 million Instagram followers, the New York native blasted Joe Biden’s proposed tax plan that would see New York City taxpayers earning more than $400,000 paying a combined state and local income tax rate of more than 60 percent.

“WHAT THE FUCK! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT, FUCK NEW YORK The KNICKS never win anyway,” he said in a social media post alongside an image of the top tax rates in California (62.6 percent), New Jersey (60 percent), New York State (58 percent), and New York City (62 percent) under the former vice president’s proposed tax plan.

50 Cent’s unexpected departure from the Hollywood-Democratic-Party line follows experts’ analysis of Biden’s proposed tax plan. The Biden-Harris campaign admits it would result in a tax hike for those making over $400,000 per year. “Joe Biden will not increase taxes on anyone who makes less than $400,000 a year, period,” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said during a campaign stop in Orlando, Florida, earlier in the day.

“In California, New Jersey and New York City, taxpayers earning more than $400,000 a year could face combined state and local statutory income tax rates of more than 60%,” CNBC said of the Biden tax plan, on Monday. Forbes magazine put the “Get Rich or Die Trying” crooner’s net worth at over $100 million in February 2020.

“I guess 50 cent don’t want to end up 20 cent,” said Trump campaign senior adviser Katrina Pierson.

In 2016, the rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, likened Trump’s campaign to a hypothetical presidential bid from rapper Kayne West.

“I like the idea of him running,” 50 Cent said, referring to West. “That’s a lot of responsibility. It’s the same thing with Trump.”

Last week, the Power producer and actor posted a video of Trump dancing to “YMCA” at one of his rallies, remarking, “still no fucks given The Bots support TRUMP.”

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/10/19/50-cent-appears-to-back-trump-over-bidens-tax-plan-62-are-you-out-of-ya-fking-mind-vote-for-trump/

Roberts Sides with Liberals in Pennsylvania Vote-by-Mail Battle

(Breitbart) – The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Republican application to stay the decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to grant the Democratic Party’s request to make several changes to mail-in voting that critics have decried as vulnerable to fraud.

As Breitbart News reported last month, “The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled … that ballots received three days after Election Day will still be counted — even if there is no evidence they were postmarked on time.”

Republicans sought a stay.

The Supreme Court, however, split 4-4 on the request, leaving the decision of the lower court in place. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Court’s liberal minority; the remaining four conservative justices sided with the Republican request.

The Court currently has only eight justices, due to the passing last month of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ginsburg.

In an interview with Breitbart News Daily earlier this month, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) pointed out the need to have a ninth judge before the election to decide close election cases.

Cruz said Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s possible confirmation to the Supreme Court would provide the ninth justice needed to avoid a four-four division over post-election legal battles.

“It’s one of the reasons why it is so important that the Senate confirm Judge Barrett, because if the Supreme Court only has eight justices, eight justices can divide four to four,” Cruz noted. “An equally divided court has no authority to decide anything. So if we have this chaos of litigation, if the Supreme Court is equally divided, there is no resolution and we’re in a constitutional crisis.”

Cruz warned, “If the Supreme Court is divided four-four, there is no answer. You just sty in the chaos, and and that’s why I think it is so important to have fully functioning court.”

Cruz concluded, “There were four justices in Bush versus Gore that were happy to say keep on recounting, keep counting until you find find more Al Gore votes, and that’s dangerous.”

Barrett is expected to be voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week and to be confirmed by the full Senate next week.

Pennsylvania is considered a key battleground state in the 2020 presidential election.

https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/10/19/supreme-court-rejects-republican-challenge-to-pennsylvania-vote-by-mail-changes-4-4-split-roberts-sides-with-liberals/

Clapper, Brennan: Hunter Biden Emails ‘Russian Disinformation’ Whether ‘Genuine or Not’

(Breitbart) – More than 50 former intelligence officials, led by Obama-era Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, have signed an open letter alleging that the newly-released Hunter Biden emails are “Russian disinformation” — even if they are real.

Clapper, who helped push the conspiracy theory that there had been “collusion” between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government, was joined by others — including former CIA Director John Brennan, who also promoted the Russia hoax.

Earlier this month, declassified documents suggested that Brennan had briefed then-President Barack Obama on a plan by Hillary Clinton’ campaign to accused Trump of close ties with Russia, in order to distract from her own scandals.

Politico broke the news of the letter Monday evening, giving it great importance: “More than 50 former senior intelligence officials have signed on to a letter outlining their belief that the recent disclosure of emails allegedly belonging to Joe Biden’s son “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”

However, the intelligence officials seemed to show no concern for the possibility that the emails show that Joe Biden could be compromised by foreign powers — the same concern that ostensibly launched the investigation into Trump’s campaign.

The letter says, in part (original emphasis):

[W]e write to say that the arrival on the US political scene of emails purportedly belonging to Vice President Biden’s son Hunter, much of it related to his time serving on the Board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.

We want to emphasize that we do not know if the emails, provided to the New York Post by President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, are genuine or not and that we do not have evidence of Russian involvement — just that our experience makes us deeply suspicious that the Russian government played a significant role in this case.

If we are right, this is Russia trying to influence how Americans vote in this election, and we believe strongly that Americans need to be aware of this.

Current Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said Monday that the emails were not part of a Russian disinformation campaign.

https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2020/10/19/clapper-brennan-hunter-biden-emails-russian-disinformation-whether-genuine-or-not/

BREAKING: Debate Commission Drops Bombshell – Trump to Be SILENCED

(Breitbart) – The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) has adopted a new rule ahead of Thursday’s second and final presidential debate and will silence the microphone of the candidate who does not have the floor during the uninterrupted two-minute periods at the start of each segment.

The Commission cited their prior announcement to consider “additional structure” to future debates following the first presidential debate with moderator Chris Wallace. The first debate saw several interruptions from both candidates and Wallace. While Joe Biden (D) set the tone by interrupting first, Wallace later stated that Trump bore the “primary responsibility” for what occurred during the debate.

“The Commission has determined that it is appropriate to adopt measures intended to promote adherence to agreed upon rules and inappropriate to make changes to those rules,” it said in a statement, detailing its plan to enforce the rule:

Under the agreed upon debate rules, each candidate is to have two minutes of uninterrupted time to make remarks at the beginning of each 15 minute segment of the debate. These remarks are to be followed by a period of discussion. Both campaigns this week again reaffirmed their agreement to the two-minute, uninterrupted rule. The Commission is announcing today that in order to enforce this agreed upon rule, the only candidate whose microphone will be open during these two-minute periods is the candidate who has the floor under the rules. For the balance of each element, which by design is intended to be dedicated to open discussion, both candidates’ microphones will be open.

The CPD added that “neither campaign may be totally satisfied with the measures today” but added that it is “comfortable that these actions strike the right balance and that they are in the interest of the American people, for whom these debates are held”:

The Commission announced the topics for the upcoming debate last week, selected by moderator Kristen Welker, who has established ties to the Democrat Party.

President Trump has already expressed his opinion of Welker ahead of the debate, describing her as “terrible & unfair, just like most of the Fake News reporters.”

“But I’ll still play the game,” he added. The people know! How’s Steve Scully doing?”:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/19/debate-commission-will-silence-microphones-in-final-debate/

Biden Campaign Manager Warns Race Will ‘Come Down to the Wire’

(Breitbart) – Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign manager is warning supporters the upcoming general election will “come down to the wire” and many of the critical swing states “are functionally tied.”

On Saturday, the Hill published excerpts of a memo that Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, the Democrat nominee’s campaign manager, sent to supporters and activists urging them not to take Biden’s lead in the polls as an assurance of victory.

“We cannot become complacent because the very searing truth is that Donald Trump can still win this race, and every indication we have shows that this thing is going to come down to the wire,” Dillon wrote, adding Democrats did not want to repeat the mistakes of 2016 when turnout dropped because polls inaccurately showed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton winning in a landslide.

O’Malley Dillon further cautioned supporters in the key 2020 battlegrounds the “race is far closer than some of the punditry we’re seeing on Twitter and on TV would suggest.”

“While we see robust leads at the national level, in the states we’re counting on to carry us to victory like Arizona and North Carolina we’re only up by three points.” she wrote. “We also know that even the best polling can be wrong, and that variables like turnout mean that in a number of critical states we are functionally tied — and that we need to campaign like we’re trailing.”

O’Malley Dillon’s suggestion the race is “far closer” than many believe comes only days after she took to social media to implore supporters and volunteers to ignore polls and continue investing time and resources in the race.

While some have suggested the Biden campaign is simply attempting to keep voters energized until Election Day, there are also some indicators that the presidential contest is tightening.

Polls in recent days have shown Biden leading the incumbent, President Donald Trump, by narrow margins in states like Arizona and Wisconsin. Meanwhile, in states like North Carolina and Florida, polls show the race tied.

Compounding problems for Democrats is that GOP voter registration has narrowed the voter registration gap in numerous swing states.

In Pennsylvania, which Trump won narrowly four years ago, the GOP has seen its support grow substantially. According to a voter registration report released in June by Pennsylvania’s Department of State, Republicans added 258,705 new registrants between December 2015 and December 2019. Over the same period, in comparison, Democrats only gained 85,779 new registrants.

The GOP’s success has narrowed the Democrats’ voter advantage in Pennsylvania to just slightly more than 710,000 voters. Although that split seems large, Democrats had an even larger registration advantage in 2016 when Trump bested former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the state by just 44,292 votes out of more than six million ballots. Trump’s margin of victory, narrow though it was, made him the first Republican to carry Pennsylvania since President George H.W. Bush’s 1988 landslide.

Recent polls show the GOP’s investment in voter registration might be paying off. A survey released by the Trafalgar Group on Tuesday found Trump and Biden statistically tied in the Keystone State.

https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/10/18/biden-campaign-manager-warns-race-will-come-down-to-the-wire/

Kanye West Praying for Actress Issa Rae After She Said ‘F Him’ During ‘SNL’ Skit

(Breitbart) – Rap superstar Kanye West has responded to Issa Rae attacked him on Saturday Night Live, confirming that he is “praying for her and her family” and celebrating the success she has had in the entertainment industry.

During Saturday night’s episode of the NBC comedy sketch show, Rae played the role of a lawyer for the National Association for the Advancement of Black People being interviewed by talk show host Kenan Thompson on “Your Voice Chicago.” When asked who she was supporting in the upcoming presidential election, Rae responded by saying she would be “voting for anyone black.”

However, when Thompson mentioned that Kanye West was also part of the presidential race as an independent candidate in various states, the HBO star responded: “Kanye? F him.”

Watch below:

The 43-year-old Grammy-winner responded to the slight on Twitter Sunday morning, explaining that his own success as a black man in entertainment has helped others find success.

“Ive (sic) always said SNL uses black people to hold other black people back,” West wrote on Twitter. “My heart goes out to Issa Rae I’m praying for her and her family I know that the twenty years of service that I’ve paid in the entertainment field has furthered our ability to be more successful.”

West, who is on the ballot in 12 states (Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, and Vermont), recently elaborated on his campaign platform of “build[ing] a stronger country by building stronger families.”

“America, what is America’s destiny? What is best for our nation? Our people? What is just? Trust justice? We have to think about all these things together as a people, to contemplate our future, to live up to our dream, we must have a vision,” he said in a campaign ad released last week. “We as a people will revive our nation’s commitment to faith, to what our Constitution calls the free exercise of religion, including, of course, prayer. Through prayer, faith can be restored.”

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/10/18/kayne-west-praying-for-actress-issa-rae-after-she-said-f-him-during-snl-skit/

Gun Sales Year-to-Date Surpass Total for All of 2019

(Breitbart) – Gun sales year-to-date in 2020 already surpass the total number of guns sold for all of 2019.

FBI figures provide an indicator of the surge in year-to-date gun sales, showing 28,826,449 National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) requests from January 2020 through September 2020, versus 28,369,750 for all of 2019.

WGNTV quotes National Shooting Sports Foundation public relations director Mark Oliva saying, “We have already surpassed all of the guns sold last year and we are well on our way to surpassing our record of 2016.”

Moreover, Oliva indicated that “40 percent of people buying guns in 2020 are first-time gun owners.”

Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley Arms owner Kendall Knapik said, “I’ve been in the industry for about 10 years now, and this is probably the craziest we’ve ever seen it. It’s mostly shotguns, home-defense shotguns. Those were the first to sell out. Then, people moved to handguns once the shotgun manufacturers couldn’t keep up with the demand.”

On October 4, 2020, Breitbart News reported that September 2020 was the ninth consecutive month of record NICS background checks. That means January 2020 saw more NICS checks than any January in history, February 2020 saw more than any February in history, March 2020 than any March, and so on, all the way through September.

October 15, 2020, Breitbart News reported that Smith & Wesson stock was up over 130 percent for the year amid the run on guns, and Sturm Ruger Co.’s stock was up 42 percent.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/18/gun-sales-year-date-already-surpass-total-2019/