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Thousands of Masked Women Hit the Streets

'We are the hell and high water,' an activist says

(Newser) - Thousands of mostly young women in masks rallied Saturday in the nation's capital and other US cities, exhorting voters to oppose President Trump and his fellow Republican candidates in the Nov. 3 elections, the AP reports. The latest of rallies that began with a massive women’s march the... More »

Trump: 'Suburban Women, Would You Please Like Me?'

And more from president's Pennsylvania rally

(Newser) - President Trump's busy week continued Tuesday night with a rally in Pennsylvania, where he told attendees he feels "like Superman" after beating COVID-19. The POTUS, who once again tossed masks to the crowd but didn't wear one himself, asked how many in the audience had also recovered... More »

Guard Arrested, Victim ID'd in Denver Protest Killing

'He was there to rally for the police department,' victim's son says

(Newser) - A private security guard working for a local TV station was jailed for investigation of first-degree murder in the deadly shooting of another man during dueling right- and left-wing protests in downtown Denver, police said Sunday. Matthew Dolloff, 30, was taken into custody in connection with a clash that took... More »

Ilhan Omar Hits Back at Trump: 'Firstly, This Is My Country'

Democratic rep responds after Trump attacks her at Pennsylvania rally

(Newser) - President Trump held yet another campaign rally Tuesday night, this time in Pennsylvania, and he took the chance to hurl new, unprovoked criticism at one of his frequent targets: Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar. "She's telling us how to run our country," Trump complained to the not-socially-distanced crowd... More »

COVID-19 Cases Emerge From Big Motorbike Rally

But the real numbers may be underreported, expert says

(Newser) - Confirmed COVID-19 cases are slowly emerging from a massive motorbike rally in South Dakota, CNN reports. Nebraska has tied seven cases to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, while Minnesota has 15, including one hospitalization. And the Washington Post reports that South Dakota health officials—who have traced a case to a... More »

250K Bikers in One Place. What Could Go Wrong?

The virus doesn't seem to bother motorcycle enthusiasts in Sturgis, South Dakota

(Newser) - Thousands of people are pouring into a small South Dakota city for an event that normally attracts 500,000—this time, during a pandemic. "I think it's pretty selfish that the powers that be didn't stop this," a Sturgis resident tells NBC News . But the Sturgis... More »

Mother Nature Puts Crimp in Trump Rally Plans

Saturday campaign event in Portsmouth, NH, to be rescheduled, thanks to Tropical Storm Fay

(Newser) - President Trump's campaign staffers have had their eye for some time on New Hampshire as a state they could flip in November, after Trump barely lost there in 2016. That's why an upcoming rally in New Hampshire over the weekend was viewed as an important one, but it'... More »

Health Official: Trump Rally 'Likely' a Factor in COVID Surge

Tulsa has seen a dramatic increase in new COVID cases

(Newser) - President Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa in late June that drew thousands of participants and large protests "likely contributed" to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said Wednesday. Tulsa County reported 261 confirmed new cases on Monday, a one-day... More »

Fallout From Trump's Tulsa Rally Continues

Campaign manager Brad Parscale is taking heat

(Newser) - President Trump's weekend rally in Tulsa did not go as planned , with a post-mortem in Politico going so far as to use the word "debacle" to describe it. Much of the negative attention is focused on campaign chief Brad Parscale, who boasted beforehand of more than 1 million... More »

Trump 'Furious' Over Tulsa Rally: Insiders

And a debate erupts over the official head count of 6,200

(Newser) - Looks like size really does matter—again. In a story that echoes the debate over President Trump's inauguration crowd, CNN is reporting on competing head counts at Trump's Saturday rally in Oklahoma. While the Tulsa fire marshal says 6,200 showed up at the Bank of Oklahoma Center,... More »

TikTok Teens Claim They Messed With Trump Rally

Ditto K-pop fans

(Newser) - Teen TikTok users and K-pop fans are apparently patting themselves on the back for what they claim was a successful prank related to the attendance at President Trump's Tulsa rally on Saturday. While Trump's re-election campaign trumpeted last Monday that it had received more than 1 million ticket... More »

'Out of Respect,' Trump Moves Date of Campaign Rally

President changes Tulsa event to next Saturday after pushback on original Juneteenth date

(Newser) - President Trump said earlier this week that his next campaign rally, set to be held Friday in Oklahoma, would be "a celebration," but that event has now been moved so it won't conflict with another commemoration. The rally had generated controversy because it was set to occur... More »

Jill Biden, Symone Sanders Protect Joe From Protester

Jill Biden and Symone Sanders are being praised on social media after the LA move

(Newser) - In one of the more awesome Super Tuesday moments, Jill Biden and Symone Sanders united to act as Joe Biden's bodyguards during a Los Angeles rally Tuesday night. An anti-dairy protester rushed the stage but was quickly blocked by Jill Biden and Sanders, who's a senior adviser to... More »

Klobuchar Rally Nixed After Protest: She's 'Got to Go'

Minnesota senator still facing criticism about a murder case from 17 years ago

(Newser) - After a weekend in which Tom Steyer and Pete Buttigieg both dropped out of the 2020 race, Amy Klobuchar is hanging tough. But the Minnesota senator bowed out of a campaign rally in her home state at the last minute after protesters stormed the stage before it commenced, with the... More »

Public Enemy Boots Flavor Flav —Over Bernie Sanders

Maybe the weirdest headline to come out of Election 2020 yet

(Newser) - In 1970, Yoko Ono (supposedly) broke up the Beatles. In 2020, Bernie Sanders broke up ... Public Enemy? While rap battles are common, this is one of the weirder ones to emerge, with Flavor Flav now kicked out of the iconic group he helped found. Per the New York Daily News... More »

Pro-Gun Rally Brings Thousands to Richmond

Large protest underway in Virginia

(Newser) - Gun-rights supporters gathered en masse at Virginia's state Capitol in Richmond Monday, and things have been peaceful in the early going. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency ahead of the march, which is taking place amid a heavy police presence and temperatures in the 20s. "... More »

Va. Preps for Gun Rally With 'Enormous Potential to Go Bad'

Capitol Square gun rights demonstration expected Monday in Richmond

(Newser) - Law enforcement agencies in Virginia are planning a "strong presence" Monday as gun rights advocates are set to converge upon the state's capital of Richmond to protest proposed gun control measures. The rally is happening amid a governor-issued state of emergency barring weapons from Capitol grounds through Tuesday... More »

With Virginia Facing Huge Gun Rally, Trump Tweets

Organizers call for tens of thousands to carry guns into Richmond on Monday

(Newser) - Tensions are rising over a pro-gun-rights rally scheduled for Monday at the Virginia State Capitol, Reuters reports. The rally's organizers, the Virginia Citizens Defense League, are urging 10,000 people to attend without guns in compliance with an emergency ban imposed by Gov. Ralph Northam last week; they're... More »

3 White Supremacists Arrested Ahead of Pro-Gun Rally

Including a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist

(Newser) - FBI agents on Thursday arrested a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist and two other men who are linked to a violent white supremacist group and were believed to be heading to a pro-gun rally next week in Virginia’s capital, the AP reports. The three men are members of The... More »

Trump Implied Her Late Husband Is in Hell. She Reacts

Rep. Debbie Dingell says she 'really felt awful' after president's insinuation about John Dingell

(Newser) - As the vote on his impeachment was carried out in the House Wednesday evening, President Trump was at a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Mich., where he gave the second-longest speech of his presidency—and threw out a barb against the late Congressman John Dingell that has his widow pushing... More »

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