A Hedge Fund With Ties to Trump Is Polluting One of Brooklyn’s Poorest Communities

Lenore Staats

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Maria Escalera breathes some of the most polluted air in New York City. The 64-year-old works at a family health center near the industrial waterfront of Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood. Her office is within walking

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First debate between Trump, Biden marked by chaos, rancor as candidates made it personal

Lenore Staats

But it was the belligerent tone that was persistent, somehow fitting for what has been an extraordinarily ugly campaign. The two men frequently talked over each other with Trump interrupting, nearly shouting, so often that Biden eventually snapped at him, “Will you shut up, man?”

“The fact is that everything he’s saying so far is simply a lie,” Biden said. “I’m not here to call out his lies. Everybody knows he’s a liar.”

The presidential race has been remarkably stable for weeks, despite the historic crises that have battered the country this year, including a pandemic that has killed more

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Biden, Trump name call, lob personal attacks in first debate

Lenore Staats

The first presidential debate Tuesday quickly devolved into name-calling, shouting, and personal insults as President Donald Trump rattled off attacks against Democrat Joe Biden, unfettered by a moderator who struggled to keep calm.

Pressed repeatedly, Trump refused to condemn extremist supporters or urge them to stay peaceful in the event of a disputed election, including the white supremacists and far-right militia groups that support him and committed recent acts of violence in his name.

“Proud Boys, stand back and stand by,” Trump said, referring to one group the FBI has characterized as an extremist group with ties to white nationalism.

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Trump Supports Granting More Small Business Loan Money Immediately, Mnuchin Says

Lenore Staats



Steven Mnuchin wearing a suit and tie: US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Treasury Department's and Federal Reserve's Pandemic Response in the US Capitol in Washington,DC on September 22, 2020. Mnuchin said President Donald Trump supports more small businesses loans.


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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on “Oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response in the US Capitol in Washington,DC on September 22, 2020. Mnuchin said President Donald Trump supports more small businesses loans.

Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin said President Donald Trump is in favor of granting more federal loans to small businesses, as stimulus negotiations continue to stall.

“The president would very much support signing into law additional PPP [Paycheck Protection Program] money immediately,” Mnuchin said during a congressional hearing.

Mnuchin and Federal Reserve

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Trump campaign paid $2.3 million to his private business

Lenore Staats

  • President Donald Trump’s campaign has paid $2.3 million in donor funds to his private businesses so far, according to Federal Election Commission filings.
  • Forbes, which first reported on the filings, pointed to an instance in which one of Trump’s companies received nearly $38,000 in campaign funds for rent.
  • In another, the campaign shelled out $8,000 to the Trump Corp. last month for “legal & IT consulting,” according to the filings.
  • This isn’t the first time the president’s campaign has become entangled with his personal finances.
  • In July, The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold reported that Trump’s campaign sent nearly $400,000 to
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On his personal health, Trump raises more questions than he answers

Lenore Staats

Ten months after Donald Trump’s unannounced visit to Walter Reed Medical Center, the president is still trying to explain what happened. It’s not going well.

Yesterday, responding to claims that no news organization had reported, Trump insisted via Twitter that he had not “suffered a series of mini-strokes.” Soon after, as the White House issued a statement echoing the president, the Republican added in another tweet, in apparent reference to strokes, “Not even a ‘minor’ one. Thank you!”

Last night, Trump kept this going with yet another tweet on the subject.

“Mike Pence was never put on standby, & there

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Eric Trump uses RNC speech to make personal appeal to father

Lenore Staats

Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpSunday shows preview: Protests continue over shooting of Blake; coronavirus legislation talks remain at impasse Trump International Hotel in Vancouver closes permanently Mary Trump reveals recordings of Trump’s sister swiping at Ivanka, Eric MORE on Tuesday used a portion of his speech at the Republican National Convention to speak directly to his father, cheering him on and praising him for his first term in office.

Trump was the second of the president’s adult children to speak on Tuesday night. He is a fixture on Fox News defending his father, and his speech included numerous swipes at

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Kayleigh McEnany Shares Personal Story: President Trump Called To Check On Me | Video

Lenore Staats

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany shared an emotional personal story at the Republican National Convention.

MCENANY: I’m Kayleigh McEnany. You may know me as a supporter of President Trump, but tonight I’m here to share with you how he supported me both as a new mom and as an American with a pre-existing condition. When I was 21 years old, I got a call that changed my life. It was my doctor informing me that I had tested positive for the BRCA2 genetic mutation, a mutation that put my chances of breast cancer at 84%. It was the same mutation that

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Republicans Get Personal About Trump to Counter Attacks on His Character | America 2020

Lenore Staats

As Republicans repeatedly warned of a socialist takeover and a “radical left” agenda looking to transform the county, some of President Donald Trump’s closest allies spent the first night of the GOP’s nominating convention seeking to paint a more personal portrait of the president.

Since running for president in 2016, Trump has typically opted for large campaign rallies and gatherings instead of more intimate events to meet and socialize with voters and supporters. But with the coronavirus pandemic largely halting in-person campaigning, the nearly all-virtual Republican convention gave those who know him best a chance to show a more personal

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Trump Has Now Moved $2.3 Million Of Campaign-Donor Money Into His Private Business

Lenore Staats

Donald Trump continued to shift money from his donors to his business last month, as his reelection campaign paid his private companies for rent, food, lodging and other expenses, according to a review of the latest Federal Election Commission filings. The richest president in American history, who has yet to donate to his 2020 campaign, has now moved $2.3 million of contributions from other

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