Will Trump keep getting intelligence briefings? Who decides?

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Presidents typically continue to receive intelligence briefings after they leave office, but some officials say that’s not a good idea in Trump’s case. It’s hard to transition from one day knowing the world’s intelligence secrets to the next day being all alone in America, pocketing $400,000 speaking fees and tens of millions in book deal cash . To soften the blow, former presidents continue to receive intelligence briefings and access to classified information. Except today’s outgoing president is . . . different. Here are a few things to know as Donald Trump leaves the White House for the last time. Read Full Story

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New Biden campaign ad fights Trump BS fire with Trump BS fire

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In response to President Trump using Dr. Fauci’s words out of context, the Biden campaign did some selective quoting of Trump himself. One of the most common new hobbies over the past four years has been for critics of President Trump to retweet his old tweets that directly contradict something he’s said or done on any given day. There’s always a tweet, right? Last month, the Biden campaign used a 10-second clip of President Trump during a rally speech saying, “If I lose to him, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I will never speak to you again . . . . You’ll never see me again.” Read Full Story

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Poll watching is legal, voter intimidation is not. Which does Trump actually want?

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Both parties and outside observers field poll watchers every election. This year, the president has made the concept more fraught. “They weren’t allowed to watch. You know why? Because bad things happen in Philadelphia. Bad things.” At the first presidential debate, President Trump continued to question the integrity of the election, suggesting that volunteers sympathetic to his candidacy had been forbidden from poll watching—”a safe, very nice thing”—during early voting in the city. Read Full Story

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Extra $300-$400 unemployment benefit update: When you’ll get paid and how much

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Residents of six states are already receiving payments through FEMA’s Lost Wages Supplemental Payment Assistance program. Others are experiencing delays. After two promising weeks in which states began sending out the $300 extra unemployment benefit created by President Trump’s August 8 memorandum , people in only six states are currently receiving the payments. Here’s the latest update as we head into Labor Day weekend: Read Full Story

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Trump announces ‘Operation Warp Speed,’ not to be confused with the new ‘Star Trek’ show from CBS

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President Trump indicated a vaccine for COVID-19 could be available by the end of the year, but health experts generally say it will take longer. President Trump, who had paused his daily coronavirus briefings lately, took a break from his break this afternoon to announce “ Operation Warp Speed ,” an effort to fast-track the development of an effective vaccine for COVID-19. Read Full Story

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