New York politicians like Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Chuck Schumer joined the families of those killed when two hijacked jets slammed into the Twin Towers, like Katie Murphy, whose brother Charlie was a bond trader at Cantor Fitzgerald.
"I was thinking how old my brother would be.
He was 38.
You know, engaged to be married, thinking about starting a family, saving up money for a house.
And I was thinking about it.
I was thinking, he'd be 57.
You know, about that and you know, how much we miss him all the time.” A similar ceremony was held at the Pentagon, the site of another fatal crash that day, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, near the field where United Flight 93 went down when its passengers rose up against al Qaeda hijackers.
This year’s ceremonies come at a time of several deep national crises: nearly 192,000 people dead from the pandemic, devastating west coast wildfires, racial unrest and a polarizing political divide.
President Trump, in addressing those gathered in Shanksville, noted that America would “never relent in pursuing terrorists” and mentioned the U.S. killings of an Islamic State leader in 2019 and a top Iranian general in January, but made no mention of the killing of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden under President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden.
Biden also visited Shanksville Friday, and told reporters that, despite the upcoming election, he would not talk about anything other than 9/11 in order to focus on the anniversary, adding, (quote), “It's a solemn day, and that's how we're going to keep it.”
[NFA] Early voting began on Monday in Florida, a battleground state that could decide the Nov. 3 presidential election, while a record 30 million Americans already have cast ballots nationwide with barely two weeks remaining in the U.S. campaign. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
[NFA] With just over two weeks to go before the election, President Trump spent much of Monday attacking and at times mocking the nation's top infectious disease expert. This video produced by Jonah Green.
Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, Don Cheadle and Zoe Saldana will join Sen. Kamala Harris to participate in a grassroots fundraiser hosted by the Russo Brothers on Oct. 20, in support of Joe Biden's presidential campaign.
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US President Donald Trump walked out in the middle of his scheduled interview with CBS News' '60 Minutes' on Tuesday. CNN reports that not only did Trump fail to complete his interview, he also didn't return for an appearance he was supposed to tape with Vice President Mike Pence. Trump sat down at the White House with host Lesley Stahl for about 45 minutes, then abruptly ended the interview. Sources say he told the network he believed they had enough material to use.
"You have to thank Trump" posters in Hebrew suddenly started appearing on minibuses in Tel Aviv this week, as Republican ads brought the race for the White House onto the streets of Israel. Democrats are also targeting American-Israelis. They arranged a 40% discount with the courier service DHL for voters whose home states require overseas ballots to be sent by mail. Emer McCarthy reports.
Vice-President Mike Pence and Democrat Kamala Harris took part in a televised debate ahead of the US election on 3 November.
While it was a more civil encounter than the presidential debate, there were still moments of tension when Pence had to be reminded by Harris of whose turn it was to speak.
Kamala Harris called the president’s handling of the pandemic "the greatest failure of any presidential administration" in history.
Pence accused Harris and Biden of threatening to expand the number of seats on the Supreme Court “if they somehow win this election.”
A fly landing on Mike Pence’s head and remaining there for two minutes was the event’s viral moment, sparking a flurry of memes and its own parody Twitter page that now boasts over 17K followers. Report by Shoulderg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney-Barrett may be put on the back burner for the time being. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for a halt of the proceedings after two Senate Judiciary Committee members tested positive for COVID-19. GOP Senators Thom Tillis and Mike Lee said Friday they had tested positive for the virus after President Trump announced his diagnosis.
[NFA] President Donald Trump on Monday sought to discredit Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's family's statement that her last wish was the next president appoint her successor, saying without evidence it could have been from someone else. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday called Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "craven" for his intent to put President Donald Trump's to-be-determined Supreme Court nominee to a vote on the Senate floor before the 2020 election.
It didn't take long for US congressional leaders to start bickering over which president should nominate the next Supreme Court justice. Following the news of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer weighed in. CNN reports the top Senate Democrat said that a Supreme Court vacancy 'should not be filled until we have a new president.' Senate Republicans only need 51 votes to confirm a new justice once one is formally nominated.
An independent panel of experts has been formed in California to review any federally approved Covid-19 vaccine. The move follows concerns that the White House could rush the process. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
[NFA] Republican Senator Lindsey Graham kicked off the Senate Judiciary Committee's Supreme Court confirmation hearing with his party looking to push through the approval of President Trump's nominee, conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett, to replace the late liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just weeks before the November 3rd presidential election. Lisa Bernhard has more.
[NFA] President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, will face a grilling from Democrats this week during a multi-day Senate confirmation hearing as Republicans push ahead with their plan to quickly fill a vacancy on the bench before November's presidential election. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
[NFA] This week’s vice presidential debate has taken on an outsized and perhaps unprecedented significance, with questions about President Donald Trump’s health now looming over the U.S. election less than a month away. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Director Patty Jenkins' new "Wonder Woman" movie has been delayed three times during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the director is sounding the alarm that movie-going itself is under real threat. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Pete Souza opens up about why working for both the Obama and Reagan administrations gives him a unique perspective on the presidency. Plus, he revealed what photo he thinks best describes Donald Trump's presidency.
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The Republican-led U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday scheduled an Oct. 22 vote to advance conservative appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court to the full Senate for confirmation, rejecting Democratic objections. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.