On Monday, Sen. John Kennedy issued a grave warning to Americans if Joe Biden is elected president in November. Kennedy appeared on the Fox News show Hannity. “The vice president says he will transform America. He will and the American people will pay a fearsome price." Kennedy said that Biden’s foreign policy is “hugs and hot cocoa” for America’s enemies. “Build a fallout shelter. You’ll need it. Weakness invites the wolves.”
Two of Fox News most visible personalities are dating. Primetime host Sean Hannity and Fox & Friends' Ainsley Earhardt, are a couple, according to Vanity Fair. Business Insider reports that Hannity serves as an informal adviser to the president. Trump regularly watches and tweets about both Hannity and Earhardt's programs. Earhardt old Vanity fair that she is "not dating anyone." Hannity refused to discuss his personal life when contacted by reporters.
On Tuesday, freshman congressman Steve Watkins, from Kansas, was charged with three felonies. Newser reports that Watkins listed a UPS postal box as his residence on a state voter registration form. The charges came three weeks before the state's Aug. 4 primary election. Fellow Republicans are pushing to oust him from the eastern Kansas seat he barely won in 2018. According to Newser Watkins has supported President Trump. Watkins said the charges against him were "bogus."
Last year a judge ordered Bill Cosby to pay $2.75 million in legal bills to a California law firm. The law firm, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, of Los Angeles, Calif said Cosby hasn't paid the money as yet. Fox News reports that on Friday, the firm filed papers in Manhattan Supreme Court saying Cosby was delinquent in payment. The firm says because of 10 percent interest that has accrued, they are now owed $2.98 million.
The top writer for Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been fired. For years Blake Neff used a pseudonym to post bigoted remarks on an online forum that is a hotbed for racist, sexist, and other offensive content. Neff's posts frequently used the n-word and other derogatory slurs for blacks, latinos, Asians, gays, women, Muslims, and liberals. A Fox News spokesperson said Carlson could not be reached for comment. Neff did not respond to multiple requests for comment from CNN business.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Reverend Al Sharpton and others on Thursday in painting the words "Black Lives Matter" on Fifth Avenue - and right outside of Trump Tower. Lisa Bernhard has more.
A federal appeals court ruled the White House and Trump’s Mar-a-Lago can keep visitor logs a secret. In April 2017, President Donald Trump reversed an Obama policy of releasing visit records. According to Business Insider, government advocates sued the Trump administration to reopen them. Trump argued sharing the records would prevent him from getting “unfettered, candid counsel.” Trump’s logs will also now remain sealed until at least five years after he leaves office.
Florida reported just under 9,000 novel coronavirus COVID-19 cases on Friday. That's a single-day record for the state. According to Business Insider, it's also the highest number for any state since April 15th. Now, Palm Beach County, Florida, is sending out two reusable masks for every one of its households. County Mayor Dave Kerner said he would be "pushing the pedal to the metal" in an effort to distribute them quickly.