President Donald Trump is holding a campaign rally in Springfield, Missouri on behalf of Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley.
Hawley is facing Sen. Claire McCaskill in the November election.
Hawley is adopting some Trumpian tactics, giving his opponent a hash-tag nickname “#PhonyClaire.”
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) June 13, 2018
Watch the rally live below.
Trump creates a ‘minefield’ of legal problems for his own staff with plan for White House acceptance speech: report
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he might deliver his Republican National Convention speech from the White House. But legal experts who spoke with Bloomberg warned that might not be a good idea.
The publication described the proposal as "a minefield of problems for the staff charged with putting such an event together."
The Hatch Act forbids the use of government property and employees for political activities. Although the president and vice president are exempted from the federal law, their staff at the White House could face repercussions.
Controversial ‘Hookers for Jesus’ group to get more federal money after Bill Barr and Ivanka Trump announce new sex trafficking effort
The Las Vegas-based group Hookers for Jesus has won a grant from the Justice Department less than a year after whistleblowers raised red flags about federal funds being awarded to the organization, Reuters reports.
The complaint from union officials says the group, which is run by a born-again Christian survivor of sex trafficking and operates a safe house for adult trafficking victims, got its grant due to political favoritism.
A previous Reuters report revealed that the group required residents of the safe house to go to church, complete Christian homework, and banned them from reading “secular magazines with articles, pictures, etc. that portray worldly views/advice on living, sex, clothing, makeup tips.” As Reuters points out, recipients of federal funds are not allowed to use the funds to promote religion.
‘Taking taxpayers for a ride’: Moderna to charge $32-$37/dose for COVID-19 vaccine developed entirely with public funds
"It ought to be the people's vaccine, not a new taxpayer burden."
Consumer advocates warned Wednesday that pharmaceutical giant Moderna is "taking taxpayers for a ride" after the company announced plans to charge between $32 and $37 per dose for a potential Covid-19 vaccine developed entirely with funds from the U.S. federal government.