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Kelley Paul says DC violence of Trump supporters 'brings back awful memories,' calls out 'media bias'

Rand and Kelley Paul describe ‘terrifying’ encounter with rage mob outside the White House

Angry protesters surrounded Sen. Rand Paul and his wife Kelley as they tried to return to their D.C. hotel after President Trump’s White House speech to the Republican National Convention.

Kelley Paul, wife of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., weighed in on the violence that took place over the weekend against Trump supporters and said what she saw "brings back awful memories" that she and her husband experienced during the Republican National Convention. 

More than 20 people were arrested amid violent clashes between supporters of President Trump and counterprotesters following the "Million MAGA March" in the nation's capital on Saturday.

Several videos that circulated on Twitter over the weekend show anti-Trump demonstrators shouting at families, sucker-punching people in the street, and harassing an elderly woman carrying a Trump flag. 

Others were doused with liquid substances and hit with eggs.

Videos also show counterprotesters marching in the streets and tossing what appeared to be fireworks into an outdoor seating area of a restaurant while diners were seated.

On Saturday night, Kelley Paul took to Twitter and reacted to what she was seeing taking place at the nation's capital. 

"Watching video of people being assaulted and mobbed by BLM / Antifa in DC tonight brings back awful memories," she wrote. "Want an example of media bias? When @RandPaul and I spoke out about our mob assault, the @AP reported our claim was 'without evidence' despite 10 minutes of video."

She was referring to the harassment she and her husband faced after leaving the White House on the final night of the GOP convention back in August.

At the time, The Associated Press ran the headline "Sen. Paul complains about 'angry mob' encounter after RNC," and began its report with "Sen. Rand Paul, who was surrounded by screaming protesters when he and his wife left President Trump's Republican National Convention speech at the White House, claimed without evidence on Friday that he had been 'attacked by an angry mob' of the type that would be unleashed in Joe Biden’s America." 

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Following the hostile altercation, Kelley Paul called out Politico for appearing to downplay the incident by saying "Protesters confront Rand Paul outside White House after RNC."

"No @politico, we were not ‘confronted’ by protestors. We were circled by a hateful mob shouting vile expletives, preventing us from moving," Paul tweeted. 

Senator Paul's office did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment. 

Fox News' Stephen Sorace contributed to this report.

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Microsoft says Russian, North Korean hackers target vaccine work

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BOSTON — Microsoft said it has detected attempts by state-backed Russian and North Korean hackers to steal valuable data from leading pharmaceutical companies and vaccine researchers.

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It said in a blog post Friday that most of the attacks in recent months were unsuccessful, but provided no information on how many succeeded or how serious those breaches were.

Chinese state-backed hackers have also been targeting vaccine-makers, the U.S. government said in July while announcing criminal charges.

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Microsoft said most of the targets — located in Canada, France, India, South Korea and the United States — were “directly involved in researching vaccines and treatments for COVID-19.” It did not name the targets but said most had vaccine candidates in various stages of clinical trials.

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The company identified one of the state-backed hacker groups as Fancy Bear, the Russian military agents who Britain’s National Cyber Security Center said in July were behind such intrusion attempts. Two others were North Korea’s Lazarus Group and a group Microsoft calls Cerium.

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Most of the break-in efforts involved attempts to steal the login credentials of people associated with the targeted organizations. The Lazarus Group posed as job recruiters while Cerium targeted spear-phishing emails that masqueraded as missives from World Health Organization representatives, Microsoft said.

The blog post coincided with an appearance by Microsoft president Brad Smith at an international forum calling on nations to protect health care facilities from cyberattacks. This year, the Paris Peace Forum is taking place online.

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Optimism about a COVID-19 vaccine has grown since pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced earlier this week that preliminary data showed its vaccine to be 90% effective.

At the same time, coronavirus cases are surging. In the U.S., deaths per day have soared more than 40% over the past two weeks to an average of more than 1,100, the highest level in three months.

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Jim Acosta says Trump will just be another 'crackpot' on internet after Jan. 20

Jim Acosta says he’s not neutral

CNN reporter touts different approach to Trump.

CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta last week said President Trump would become just another “crackpot on the internet” once President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office Jan. 20.

Acosta, who has had a combative relationship with the president throughout his term, made the comment while reporting about Twitter messages in which Trump disputed election results.

“We have to pay attention to those tweets now … because he’s the president,” Acosta told “AC360” host Anderson Cooper, “but after January 20th he just goes back to being another crackpot on the internet.”

The Fox News Decision Desk projected Nov. 7, four days after the election, that Biden would win the White House and deny Trump a second term, but Trump’s team has brought legal challenges in several battleground states, making the case, often with little evidence, that some portion of ballots were invalid.

Several of the lawsuits have since been dismissed while others continue, though most legal observers say none are likely at this point to overturn the election results.

Many Republicans have defended the president, saying Trump has the right to question the results in court — and thousands of pro-Trump marchers rallied in Washington, D.C., on Saturday in a show of support for the president. 

At one point, the president made an appearance, waving to the crowd from inside a vehicle traveling near the White House.

In recent years, Acosta has had a tendency to repeatedly press the president and other aides with pointed questions, developing a reputation for being a thorn in the side of the administration.

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Acosta has also become a favorite target of attendees at trump rallies, who frequently shout remarks at Acosta or chant derisive slogans about CNN. 

In 2018, the White House revoked Acosta’s press access when he refused to let go of a White House microphone while asking a question about immigration. A judge later ordered the administration to restore his credentials.

Then-White House press secretary Sarah Sanders called Acosta’s behavior during the news briefing "absolutely unacceptable."

Trump supporters have frequently accused Acosta of straying from unbiased journalism in his brazen questioning tactics.

In 2019, Acosta wrote a book called, “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America,” a reference to Trump frequently mocking journalists and sometimes calling them the “enemy of the people.”

In his book, Acosta wrote, "Neutrality for the sake of neutrality doesn't serve us in the age of Trump." 

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Trey Gowdy says those alleging voter fraud have a 'responsibility to prove it'

Gowdy slams states still counting ballots for keeping ‘nation on edge’

Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy tells ‘Outnumbered Overtime’ although it may not be unlawful for states to be counting ballots days after Election Day it is ‘wildly irresponsible.’

Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy said it's "inexcusable" to not count all legal votes within 48 hours of the presidential election.

"If there were mistakes made, intentional or otherwise, don't you think we have a right to know it, and don't you think there should be a responsibility to find it?" the former South Carolina congressman asked on the latest episode of "The Trey Gowdy Podcast."

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"If there were no errors, no mistakes, no fraud, we had the right to know that, and it's the responsibility of those who have alleged it to prove it," he added.

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The former prosecutor said election fraud is a crime but added that although some states are legally allowed to count votes for days after the election, it's not responsible for a nation on edge.

"We live in a country that can split an atom, liberate continents, cure diseases, surely to goodness, we can find a way to count votes in less than a week," Gowdy said.

He urged states to count all legal votes expeditiously because uncertainty breeds distrust.

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"Give your residents all the time they need to vote beforehand, all the time they need, but quit accepting ballots days after the rest of us have stopped," he said. "We should be accountable enough to one another, to our fellow states, and to our fellow citizens to get that vote in a timely fashion."

Gowdy concluded that he wants every election to be fair, regardless of the outcome.

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Biden campaign manager says he's 'going to make good' on 'progressive' agenda

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Joe Biden’s deputy campaign manager said Sunday the president-elect ran a “progressive and aggressive agenda” during his race for the presidency and will follow through on those commitments now that he has won.

Kate Bedingfield was asked by NBC News’ Chuck Todd about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s comments that candidates who campaign on progressive issues abandon them after winning.

“I think that Vice President Biden campaigned on an incredibly progressive and aggressive agenda. Take a look, for example, at his climate plan. It’s the boldest biggest climate plan that’s ever been put forward by, you know, by a nominee running for president and now a president-elect,” Bedingfield said on “Meet the Press.”

“He’s going to make good on those commitments,” she said.

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“It’s a perfect example of the kind of big effort that he is going to make to meet this moment and to meet these crises that we’re in,” Bedingfield said.

Ocasio-Cortez, who won re-election easily last Tuesday, was asked in a New York Times interview published Saturday what she expected of the incoming Biden administration on their embrace of the party’s progressive wing.

“I don’t know how open they’ll be. And it’s not a personal thing,” she said. “It’s just, the history of the party tends to be that we get really excited about the grassroots to get elected. And then those communities are promptly abandoned right after an election.”

Meanwhile, Rep. Cedric Richmond, the co-chair of Biden’s campaign, said Sunday that the former vice president’s flipping Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania — states that backed Trump in 2016 — will strengthen his hand when negotiating with congressional Republicans.

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“I think Vice President Biden will be a different kind of president,” Richmond (D-La.) said on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.” “I think he’s going to be able to bring House members from the Republican side, Senate Republicans together, on legislation.”

“But then again, you have to look at his numbers. He won Arizona, he won Georgia,” Richmond added. “That will give him some coattails and some leverage when dealing with the Senate.”

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Elon Musk says Tesla recruiting engineers for Berlin, he'll conduct interviews

Tesla will produce more cars in 2030 than Volkswagen is producing now: Analyst

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Telsa founder and CEO Elon Musk on Thursday said the electric vehicle maker is recruiting "ace engineers" for its new "gigafactory," or manufacturing plant, in Berlin, Germany.

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Musk first announced plans to build the company's first European gigafactory, which is currently under construction in Berlin, last November.

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"Recruiting ace engineers for Giga Berlin!" Musk tweeted on Wednesday. "Will interview in person tomorrow on site. Send resume to [email protected]"

Prospective employees can also apply for jobs at Gigafactory Berlin directly from Tesla's website.

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The carmaker currently has an assembly plant in the Netherlands for its Model S and Model X vehicles and plans to start production on the Model Y in Berlin by 2021, according to its website.

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"Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg will be the most advanced high-volume electric vehicle production plant in the world," the website states. "Starting with Model Y production at launch, we will establish original vehicle design and engineering for worldwide markets out of Germany."

Tesla's market share in Western Europe reportedly fell from 33.8% to 13.5% in the third quarter of 2020, according to EV news website InsideEVs, citing industry analyst Matthias Schmidt. Volkswagen, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Hyundai sold more EVs than Tesla in the region during that period, the outlet reported.

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The outlet attributed the decrease in market share to coronavirus pandemic-related manufacturing issues and a weakened demand for the Model S and Model X.

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Biden predicts victory, says he will govern as an 'American president'

Joe Biden: ‘I feel very good about Pennsylvania’

Democratic nominee addresses the nation as the presidential race hangs in the balance

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden struck an optimistic tone Wednesday afternoon, saying he anticipates he will win the 2020 presidential election and that he will govern as an “American president.”

Biden, speaking from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del., touted the “extraordinary” turnout in the 2020 race, just hours after the Fox News Decision Desk projected that the former vice president won the battleground state of Wisconsin.

“If we had any doubts, we shouldn’t have any longer about a government of, by and for the people,” Biden said. “It is very much alive – very much alive in America. Here, the people rule.”

He added: “Power can’t be taken or asserted – it flows from the people, it is their will that determines who will be the president of the United States, and their will alone.”

Biden said that he was “not here to declare that we won,” but to “report that when the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners.”

Biden said he feels “very good” about Pennsylvania and Michigan, and said that many of the remaining votes to be counted were “cast by mail,” noting that the Biden campaign has been “winning 78% of votes by mail in Pennsylvania.”

Biden touted his wins in key battleground states but said there was “special significance” to him that he and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., “won the majority of the American people.”

Biden said that he and Harris will win the popular vote, and are “on track to win more votes than any ticket in the history of this country.”

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“I am very proud of our campaign,” Biden said, noting that only three presidents have defeated an incumbent president, and he hopes that he will become the fourth.

Biden shifted, though, recognizing the deep divide in the United States, as the presidential race has remained in a dead-heat since polls closed Tuesday night.

“Once this election is finalized and behind us, it will be time to do what we’ve always done as Americans … to lower the temperature, to see each other again, to listen to one another, to hear each other again, to unite and heal, to come together as a nation,” Biden said.

“I know this won’t be easy,” Biden continued. “I know how deep and hard the opposing views are in this country on so many things, but to make progress, we have to stop reading our opponents as enemies.”

Biden said “we are not enemies,” and maintained that “what brings us together as Americans is so much stronger than anything that tears us apart.”

Biden went on to say that “every vote must be counted,” as President Trump's campaign has leveled lawsuits in key states, urging a recount in Wisconsin, and legal questions in others.

“No one is going to take our democracy away from us – not now, not ever,” Biden said. “My friends, I am confident we’ll emerge victorious, but this will not be my victory or our victory alone – it will be a victory for the American people, for democracy – for America.”

He added: “No blue states and red states when we win – just the United States of America.”

Biden projected confidence, despite a number of key battleground states not yet having declared a winner, including Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada and North Carolina. 

In order to win the presidency, a candidate must secure at least 270 electoral votes. 

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Biden surrogate Coons says campaign is 'cautiously optimistic' about election results

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The Biden campaign is "cautiously optimistic" heading into election night and believes it will ultimately come out ahead in the key battleground of Pennsylvania, one of its surrogates told Fox News.

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said his friend, former Vice President Joe Biden, was calm and thought it was "smart" not to jump ahead and speak without a final call in the race.

His comments came as observers focused on Pennsylvania, which carries 20 electoral votes and could be decisive in either candidate's victory.

Coons said he was ready for the possibility that the state would lean toward Trump, but argued that Biden would ultimately win by Friday when mail-in ballots are finished being counted.

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The highly contentious race could spill over into the latter part of the week, or longer, depending on a variety of factors.

Coons was happy that there had been no major reports of in-person voter suppression or mass technical difficulties at the polls – leading the campaign to believe their base is effectively able to turn out for them today. 

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Despite polling that tended to show Biden winning, Trump's campaign has also been optimistic. Spokesman Tim Murtaugh pointed to voter turnout levels as a sign that Trump was in a good position Tuesday evening.

"Turnout is high where @realDonaldTrump needs it to be high and we need it to STAY high. This is a tight race in state after state. If you are in line, STAY IN LINE!" he said.

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Rush Limbaugh says media's narrative about enthusiasm for Biden will be proven wrong

Rush Limbaugh: Left doesn’t like this country, would rip Constitution to shreds

Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh provides insight into Election Day 2020 and argues President Trump has ‘worked tirelessly for the American people.’

Radio host Rush Limbaugh stressed the importance of this Election Day saying it will “determine what kind of country we have going forward.”

“I look at the conventional wisdom and I make it a point never to follow it. It’s always wrong and it is groupthink. Why you want to go along with what everybody else thinks?” Limbaugh told "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday, adding he believes early voters could be eager to reelect the president and are fed up with the biased media coverage of the administration.

“Everybody thinks it is a bunch of Democrats that hate Trump showing up because they hate the guy and they can’t wait to vote against this and that’s what the media has been telling us,” Limbaugh said.

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“They are fed up with the way he has been lied about, they are fed up with this Russian conspiracy hoax and this impeachment hoax, they are fed up with the attempts to destroy this country via Antifa and Black Lives Matter and they are tired of watching the cities burn.”

Voters are casting their ballots nationwide Tuesday to choose whether the next president of the United States will be Donald Trump or Joe Biden, even as tens of millions have already voted either early or through the mail.

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Limbaugh said that the media “made up” the narrative that “enthusiasm is on the Democrats' side.”

“They’re tired of watching Democratic governors and mayors shut down their cities and states. What's to say this early voting isn’t a bunch of Republicans and Trump supporters showing up to get it out of their system?” he asked.

“I think there is a whole different way of looking at this. It is my way of looking at it and I welcome everybody to join me in my way of looking at this because my way is victory, my way is Trump winning and preserving the American way of life," he said, adding that he is hoping the left is defeated by a healthy margin and President Trump is given a second term. 

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Trump says 'weak leadership' in Dem cities could allow election unrest: 'The other side is radicalized'

Trump on potential violence and looting erupting following the election results

President Trump tells ‘Fox & Friends’ that he thinks ‘it’s very sad when stores are boarded up,’ but understands why they do it.

President Trump lamented the fact that areas across the country are bracing themselves for possible riots and looting on Election Day, blaming Democratic leaders for not keeping extremists in line.

Images of boarded-up storefronts in major cities, including New York City and Washington, D.C., have given a dire premonition of what could come Tuesday night.

“I think it’s very sad and part of the reason is it’ll all be in Democrat cities, Democrat-run cities," Trump said in an interview with "Fox & Friends" Tuesday morning, giving New York City, Baltimore, Portland, Ore., Chicago and Oakland, Calif., as examples. "And that’s because of weak leadership. Their weak, weak leadership."

He also blamed left-wing extremists for being the source of the danger.

"The other side is radicalized," Trump said, pointing to Antifa.

Trump said that Republican leaders are tougher, even if they do not necessarily like being involved in confrontations with the public.

"And, you know, my side is a very strong side if they wanted to, but they don’t like doing that, you know, they’re proud of their country, they don’t want to hurt our country," Trump said.

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The president then said that such confrontation would not even be necessary if officials made it clear that offenses would not be tolerated.

"Frankly, if you let people know that they will be held at bay, you wouldn’t have any problem but they don’t do that," Trump claimed. "They have the cops stand back. Stand back and watch looters walk washing machines and televisions out of stores. It’s a shame to watch it."

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