Colin Powell

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Neil Cavuto of Fox News: 'I'm Begging You' to Get Vaccine

Immunocompromised anchor says his own case illustrates the importance

(Newser) - Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto pleaded with the network's viewers on Sunday to get vaccinated. “Take the political speaking points and toss them for now,” the 63-year-old said on Fox's MediaBuzz show, per the Washington Post . “I’m begging you—toss them and think of...

Trump: 'Classic RINO' Powell Made 'Plenty of Mistakes'

Some commentators agree

(Newser) - Colin Powell died of complications from COVID Monday—and Donald Trump waited until the next day to criticize the former secretary of state as a "classic RINO." "Wonderful to see Colin Powell, who made big mistakes on Iraq and famously, so-called weapons of mass destruction, be treated...

Colin Powell, Battling Cancer: 'Don't Feel Sorry for Me'

Bob Woodward recalls his last interview with Powell

(Newser) - Three months before his death Monday from COVID-19 complications, Colin Powell talked to Bob Woodward for the last time. The journalist had interviewed him about 50 times since 1989, he writes in the Washington Post , in a piece recounting their last talk. Powell, who was battling cancer and other health...

Bush, Cheney React to Colin Powell's Death
Cancer Left Powell
Vulnerable to Virus
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Cancer Left Powell Vulnerable to Virus

Ex-secretary of state was immunocompromised, died of COVID complications

(Newser) - Colin Powell had a long career in the military and in politics, and two of the names he is most famously associated with have weighed in on his death at age 84 . Details on that, and more:
  • George W. Bush: "Laura and I are deeply saddened," the former

Colin Powell Dies of COVID at 84: Family

He was the first Black secretary of state

(Newser) - The family of Colin Powell says he has died of complications from COVID at age 84, reports the Washington Post . (He was battling cancer that left him vulnerable to the virus.) "We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American," said their...

Some 'Heavy Hitters' to Appear at Night 2 of DNC

Virtual convention will also hear from Jimmy Carter, Colin Powell

(Newser) - Joe Biden is drawing on party elders at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday, making the case that he and his party are uniquely positioned with experience and expertise to repair chaos that President Trump has created at home and abroad. He's also showing off younger Democrats the party hopes...

Another Big Republican Won't Vote for Trump

Carly Fiorina is OK voting for Biden instead

(Newser) - Carly Fiorina voted for Donald Trump in 2016 after running against him in the GOP primary, but he won't be getting her vote in 2020. "I've been very clear that I can't support Donald Trump," she tells the Atlantic . She was then asked if that...

Powell: Trump Has 'Drifted'
Powell: Trump Has 'Drifted'
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Powell: Trump Has 'Drifted'

The former secretary of state also says he's voting for Biden

(Newser) - Colin Powell hit State of the Union on Sunday and added his name to the list of ex-military officials criticizing President Trump, CNN reports. The former Republican secretary of state said Trump has "drifted away" from the Constitution in his strongman response to the George Floyd protests: "We...

Colin Powell Gets a Flat, and a Surprise Helper

Veteran Anthony Maggert, who lost his leg in Afghanistan, was happy to help

(Newser) - Both Anthony Maggert and Colin Powell got a bit of a surprise Wednesday—Maggert, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, by seeing Powell stranded on the side of the road with a flat, and Powell by seeing Maggert, who lost his leg while in Afghanistan, pulling over to help him, reports...

Colin Powell Announces Who He's Voting For

And it's not Donald Trump

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton secured the support of a fellow former secretary of state on Tuesday when Colin Powell announced he would be voting for her, New York magazine reports. "She is balanced, she has temperament, and no matter what anyone says she has stamina," the retired four-star general said....

Hacked Emails Reveal Powell's Contempt of Trump

Former secretary of state calls him a 'national disgrace'

(Newser) - The emails of a former United States secretary of state are again making headlines in the 2016 race, and this time Donald Trump is the one who won't be pleased. Hackers got into the personal account of Colin Powell, and the former secretary of state is revealed to have...

Powell: Clinton 'Trying to Pin' Email Fiasco on Me

Says she was using private server long before he sent her a memo

(Newser) - Colin Powell thinks Hillary Clinton is trying to turn him into a scapegoat for her email trouble. The issue first made headlines Friday thanks to an account in the New York Times alleging that Powell had advised Clinton near the beginning of her tenure as secretary of state to use...

Powell Wrote Clinton of His Own Use of Private Email Server

He used AOL for personal messages while secretary of state

(Newser) - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says he sent Hillary Clinton a memo touting his use of a personal email account after she took over as the nation's top diplomat in 2009. In a statement provided Friday to the AP , Powell said he emailed Clinton describing his use of...

Bush's Secretaries of State Also Have Email Problems

Colin Powell used personal email account

(Newser) - A welcome development for the Hillary Clinton campaign: Investigators reviewing the sending of classified State Department information have discovered that at least a dozen classified emails were sent to personal accounts linked to George W. Bush's secretaries of state, the New York Times reports. According to a letter between...

Colin Powell: Iran Accord Is a 'Pretty Good Deal'

Debbie Wasserman Schultz also backs deal

(Newser) - The Iran nuclear deal picked up some high-profile support today, with Colin Powell coming to the defense of what he tells NBC News is "a pretty good deal." "These are remarkable changes, and so we have stopped this highway race that (the Iranians) were going down—and...

Trayvon Verdict 'Questionable,' Soon 'Forgotten': Colin Powell

Former secretary warns GOP voter ID laws will backfire

(Newser) - Colin Powell today called out the Trayvon Martin verdict, calling it "questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system down there," but predicting that the case would fade quickly from national memory. "I don't know if it will have staying power,” Powell said on...

Republicans Need Colin Powell
 Republicans Need Colin Powell 
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Republicans Need Colin Powell

Joe Scarborough: Embrace Powell, or party may not survive

(Newser) - Colin Powell's criticism of the GOP Sunday did not go over well with many members of his party—but Joe Scarborough thinks moderate, electable Powell is exactly what Republicans need. As the late William F. Buckley put it, conservatives need to take reality into account. Or as Scarborough puts...

Powell Blasts GOP's 'Dark Vein of Intolerance'

Former general says GOP needs to take a look at its relationship with minorities

(Newser) - If you wanted to know Colin Powell's thoughts on just about anything, today was your day: Appearing on Meet the Press, the former secretary of state covered topics ranging from gun control to torture, but seemed to take particular issue with his own Republican party, saying that while he'...

Sununu Chalks Up Powell's Obama Endorsement to Race

And then immediately walks it back after TV interview

(Newser) - John Sununu is co-chair of Mitt Romney's campaign and thus not happy that Republican Colin Powell endorsed President Obama. But the former White House chief of staff raised eyebrows last night on CNN with how he dismissed its importance:
  • "When you take a look at Colin Powell, you

Colin Powell Endorses Obama
 Colin Powell Endorses Obama 

Colin Powell Endorses Obama

But says he's still a Republican

(Newser) - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a longtime Republican, is sticking with President Obama in this year's election. He tells CBS This Morning he respects Mitt Romney, but thinks he's been vague on many issues. Speaking of Obama, Powell said the president got the United States out of...

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