Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron fired back at critics Thursday after he was repeatedly attacked as a race traitor for his handling of the Breonna Taylor shooting investigation.

“It is so unfortunate that because I have a different political philosophy and because of my role as the attorney general and as the special prosecutor in the Breonna Taylor investigation, because I led with the facts and the truth and had that lead to the conclusion, somehow I betrayed my race,” Cameron told “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Cameron, who is Black, was thrust into the national spotlight last week after he announced that a Jefferson County grand jury would bring no murder charges against three Louisville police officers in connection with Taylor’s death. His announcement prompted harsh attacks from celebrities and mainstream media outlets, who were quick to label him “a sell-out,” and a “hollow skull.”

One activist who co-founded the Women’s March told Cameron that he was “used by the system to harm your own mama.” Beyonce, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, and comedian D.L. Hughley have all shared their distaste for Cameron’s words and actions following the indictment this week.


“It is repugnant, it is so disappointing, but it’s par for the course,” Cameron told host Tucker Carlson Thursday. “Anytime someone stands for the truth, and when that truth is different from a narrative that has been pushed by others, this is how they respond.”

Cameron added he decided to finally address the personal attacks to show “that enough is enough.”


The 34-year-old made history last year when he was elected the commonwealth’s first Black attorney general. He is also the first Republican to hold the position in more than

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s interview with Sen. Ted Cruz descended into name-calling and insults on Wednesday night.

The 20-minute interview began with Cuomo asking the Texas Republican if President Trump did enough during the debate to condemn white supremacy, to which Cruz said he was glad the president clarified those remarks. The conversation took a turn when Cruz called the media “completely hypocritical” for how they cover racial comments from Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

“The press is partisan in this regard. Ten years ago, 2010, Joe Biden gave a eulogy for Robert Byrd, who was a Grand Cyclops of the KKK …” Cruz began before Cuomo interjected to call his point a “weak-ass argument.”

Then, when the senator offered to provide additional criticism of the former vice president, Cuomo responded, “The old Ted Cruz, who he called ‘Lyin’ Ted,’ when he wasn’t insulting your wife and your father, tweeted, ‘Hey you’re better than this, Mr. President.’ What happened to that Ted? I don’t know if he changed or if just you changed, for some reason.”

Cruz said Cuomo was insulting him and was “enjoying it.” He then took aim at CNN.

“Chris, there was a time when CNN actually cared about being journalistic and talking about facts. Donald Trump broke you guys,” he said. “I mean your entire show, your entire network now is just how much you hate Trump.”

Moments later the conversation got personal once again, this time as they were discussing the coronavirus and how specific states handled their outbreaks. Cruz brought up Cuomo’s brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and claimed that Democrats have sought to blame COVID-19 deaths on their political enemies.

“There is something disgusting that Democrats are doing, that Joe Biden does, and that you do, you try to blame

The first presidential debate Tuesday quickly devolved into name-calling, shouting, and personal attacks as President Donald Trump frequently interrupted and former Vice President Joe Biden declared, “Will you shut up man?”

“You’re the worst president we’ve ever had,” Biden said at one point, and at another calling the president a “racist.”

Trump frequently interrupted Biden to accuse him of supporting socialism or attack his son, Hunter. “I’ve done more in 47 months than you’ve done in 47 years,” Trump said.

Moderator Chris Wallace tried to tamp down the antagonistic president, but his efforts to keep calm were quickly stymied as Trump refused to let his opponent speak uninterrupted for more than a moment.

Trump declined Wallace’s invitation to clearly and forcefully condemn white supremacists and right-wing militia groups acting in the president’s name.

“Proud Boys, stand back and stand by,” Trump said, referring to a group of white nationalists that support the president. “But I’ll tell you what, somebody’s gotta do something about Antifa and the left.”

When Biden said that Trump needed to be smarter about his response to coronavirus, the president interrupted to argue that Biden was himself not intelligent. He pointed to Biden’s position in his college graduating class as evidence.

“Don’t ever use the word smart with me. You’re not smart, Joe,” Trump said.

Biden enjoyed a comfortable and consistent lead in most national polls and only a tiny fraction of voters remain undecided, so the pressure is on Trump to shake things up in the waning weeks before Election Day. Biden, who has spent the summer months avoiding the campaign trail because of the coronavirus pandemic, will have to confront the acid-tongued Trump’s attacks on his mental faculties.

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A new report on terrorism financing shows that for most Americans who sought to join or support ISIS, the trip was cheap and the money came easily, making it harder for investigators to track would-be terrorists.

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“[S]ave for a few exceptions, the vast majority of U.S.-based IS supporters left a remarkably small financial footprint,” said the report, which contrasted the low cost of funding ISIS terror with the Al Qaeda’s big budget. The small footprint “can represent a challenge for investigators, which often rely on financial operations to uncover terrorism-related individuals and as evidence in prosecutions against them.”

The report, by the George Washington University Program on Extremism and the federally funded National Counterterrorism, Innovation, Technology, and Education Center at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, examined 209 individuals charged with ISIS-tied crimes from 2013 until August of this year.

Most of those charged were able to use their personal savings for their alleged terrorist activities. One would-be jihadi used a tax refund, and others sold cars, laptops and items as small as phones and shoe racks to pay for plane tickets or weapons.

“Since most of their expenses … were no higher than a few thousand dollars,” said the report, “this could sustain them.”

Very few of those arrested had a criminal background — a stark contrast to those arrested for ISIS related activities in France, Spain, and other parts of Europe, the study found. Just four cases had connections to with violent crime and drug trafficking.

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Most of the attacks that have been attributed to ISIS in the U.S., including the San Bernardino attack, the Pulse Nightclub shooting, and the Manhattan truck ramming incident, have cost very little money.

The U.S.’s system of

A tale of two campaigns is emerging ahead of the first face-to-face meeting in the general election between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday night on the presidential debate stage.

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Hispanic Heritage Month event, Sept. 15, 2020, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla.

While President Trump has hit the campaign trail hard, holding eight events in the last week, Biden has taken a decidedly different approach, keeping a light schedule in order to prepare for their upcoming meeting.


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The former vice president has hunkered down for debate preparations, which are being overseen by Democratic debate guru and Biden’s former chief of staff, Ron Klain, according to sources familiar with the preparation.

The preparations also includes Bob Bauer, a senior Biden adviser and former White House general counsel, stepping into the role of Donald Trump to help the former vice president get ready for Tuesday according to a source familiar with the process.

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“Joe Biden is very big on preparing,” said Patti Solis Doyle, a Democratic strategist and former adviser to Biden, who took part in his 2008 vice presidential debate preparations.

calendar: Democratic presidential hopefuls former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders take part in the presidential debate in Washington, DC, March 15, 2020.

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Democratic presidential hopefuls former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders take part in the presidential debate in Washington, DC, March 15, 2020.

“He understands that this is an opportunity to really speak directly to the American people. And so he wants to make sure he’s ready and prepared,” she added, noting his fondness for briefing books and discussion of strategy.

In an interview with MSNBC Saturday, the former vice president predicted that his