Amy Coney Barrett: ‘I have an agenda to stick to the rule of law.’

The White House • October 13, 2020

It’s day two of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court. As expected, Judge Barrett is proving that she understands our Constitution and the importance of separation of powers far better than Senate Democrats do.

Since fewer than one-third of Americans want the Senate to reject Barrett’s nomination, Democrats have made their strategy clear: distraction. Rather than question Judge Barrett’s credentials—which are outstanding and have received bipartisan praise—they are trying to disrupt the process with yet another fight about Obamacare.

Of course, it’s not a judge’s job to make policy. Amy Coney Barrett knows that.

“Courts are not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life,” she said yesterday. “The policy decisions and value judgements of government must be made by the political branches, elected by and accountable to the people.”

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Judge Barrett: Courts are not designed to do the jobs of politicians



Keeping politics out of the courtroom is at the heart of our Constitution’s separation of powers. If Senate Democrats don’t want to believe Judge Barrett or their Republican colleagues, they should at least heed the words of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

A judge sworn to decide impartially can offer no forecasts, no hints, for that would show not only disregard for the specifics of the particular case—it would display disdain for the entire judicial process,” Ginsburg said during her 1993 confirmation hearings.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Elena Kagan, Samuel Alito, and Stephen Breyer all respected this standard and declined to comment on issues that might come before the court. So why are Democrats pressing Judge Barrett to do the opposite?

Simple: “It was all cover for the gripe Democrats don’t dare make publicly: that Barrett won’t be an activist justice seeking to read liberals’ wish lists into the Constitution,” the New York Post editorial board writes. “And that’s not good enough for Democrats who know how unpopular so many of their political dreams are.”

Judge Barrett has made it clear that her personal opinions would have zero impact on her rulings. Her track record as a federal judge backs that up. Senate Democrats may have no idea how our Constitution works, but, fortunately, Amy Coney Barrett does.

“A judge must apply the law as it is written, not as she wishes it were,” she said.

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WATCH: America has a government of laws, not of men

“Courts are not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life – The policy decisions and value judgements of government must be made by the political branches, elected by and accountable to the people.” – Amy Coney Barrett


President Trump proclaims ‘Made in America’ Week.

Washington, D.C. – Each year, President Trump welcomes businesses to the White House from every American state to display their goods at the Made in America Showcase.

“Buy American, Hire American” is more than a motto for President Trump. It is the strategy that has driven his entire Administration’s economic agenda. His Proclamation on Made in America Day and Made in America Week 2020 reads, in part:

For too long, politicians failed to recognize the critical importance of using American labor to make American goods, so that the profits and jobs stay here at home. They enabled American companies to ship their jobs overseas and sat by while foreign companies ripped off our products . . .

Fifty U.S. companies were invited to take part in this year’s Made in America Showcase. While unable to come together in person this year, many of these great businesses shared videos online explaining the importance of “Made in America!”

“Goya was started nearly 85 years ago by my grandfather, who came to the country as an immigrant to live and fulfill the American Dream,” Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue said. “And we have fulfilled that dream.”
 
Another company, Mountain Ridge Gear of Colorado, shared its passion for using American-sourced materials for its products. “As long as this company exists, we will use American-made products to build our gear,” owner Eric Lynn said.

🎬Mountain Ridge Gear: A veteran-owned, family-run business!

Kan Jam—a gaming business based in Buffalo, New York—“is proud to be Made in America,” the company tweeted. “Thank you to the current administration for creating an environment conducive for American based manufacturing!”

🎬Kan Jam: An American company born and raised in Buffalo, NY!

In every state, small and large businesses such as these are putting patriotism first and contributing to our nation’s Great American Comeback under President Trump.

“The President extends his sincere appreciation to the companies that planned to attend this year’s event at the White House,” Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement. “He is incredibly proud of their grit, ingenuity, and use of American labor to manufacture exceptional products in the homeland.”

President Trump says “Made in America” isn’t a slogan. It is a solemn pledge.

“On every front, my Administration will continue to fight for American workers, American jobs, and American businesses to ensure prosperity today and for America’s future generations.”

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See the full list of American companies invited to the showcase!

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President Trump’s Administration lives by two simple rules! 

The Santa Clarita Public Library Launches Random Reads.

Enjoy Five Random Book Titles Based on a Range of Categories,
Available for Pick-Up Curbside!

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The Santa Clarita Public Library building may be closed, but book browsing is available to you beginning October 1! The library’s new Random Readsservice allows residents to check out five random book titles based on a range of audience-specific categories such as preschool, young adult, adult non-fiction, romance, large print, picture books and others.

The surprise selections will be delivered curbside to patrons for them to enjoy or return via book drop. To request your Random Reads, please call (661) 259-0750, let a library team member know the range of books you are interested in and head to curbside pick-up at the library branch nearest to you. Please remember to bring identification and your library card number for pick-up.
            Random Reads was developed to meet the needs of the community and to offer a service aimed at filling a gap created by COVID-19 building closures. Curbside random book selections now allow the library team to provide a comparable service to browsing. Residents seeking more granular book genres or subjects are encouraged to search the library’s online catalog at SantaClaritaLibrary.com or email libraryinfo@santa-clarita.com for assistance.
            To learn more about Random Reads, please contact Interim Library Administrator, David Janning, at djanning@santa-clarita.com.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Reveals Winning Nicholl Screenwriters.

Scripts to be presented at virtual table read in December.

Los Angeles, Calif. – Five individuals have been selected as winners of the 2020 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.  The fellows will each receive a $35,000 prize and be highlighted at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards and Virtual Table Read on Thursday, December 3, where an ensemble of actors will read selected scenes from the winning scripts. 



The 2020 winners are (listed alphabetically by author):

James Acker, “SadBoi”
Beth Curry, “Lemon”
Vanar Jaddou, “Goodbye, Iraq”
Kate Marks, “The Cow of Queens”
Jane Therese, “Sins of My Father”

A total of 7,831 scripts were submitted for this year’s competition.  Ten individual screenwriters were selected as finalists.  Their scripts were then read and judged by the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee, who ultimately voted the winners.

The 2020 finalists are (listed alphabetically by author):

Kris A. Holmes, “The Seeds of Truth”
Fred Martenson, “Demons in America”
Robin Rose Singer, “The Lions of Mesopotamia”
David Harrison Turner, “Safe Haven” 
Andrew Wankier, “Three Heavens”

Fellowships are awarded with the understanding that the recipients will each complete a feature-length screenplay during their fellowship year.  The Academy acquires no rights to the works of Nicholl fellows and does not involve itself commercially in any way with their completed scripts.

The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee is chaired by Academy Short Films and Feature Animation Branch governor Jennifer Yuh Nelson.  The members of the committee are John Bailey and Steven Poster (Cinematographers Branch); William Mechanic (Executives Branch); James Plannette and Stephen Ujlaki (Members-at-Large); Julie Lynn, Peter Samuelson and Robert W. Shapiro (Producers Branch); Bobbi Banks (Sound Branch); and Eric Heisserer, Larry Karaszewski, Dan Petrie Jr., Misan Sagay, Dana Stevens and Tyger Williams (Writers Branch). 

The global competition, which aims to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters, has awarded 166 fellowships since it began in 1986.  In 2020, several past Nicholl fellows added to their feature film and television credits:

  • Michael Werwie wrote the Netflix movie, “Lost Girls.” 
  • Alfredo Botello is co-writing “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” with Ryan Coogler producing and Malcolm D. Lee directing. 
  • Terri Miller and Andrew Marlowe are showrunners for CBS’s “The Equalizer,” starring Queen Latifah. 
  • Nikole Beckwith wrote and directed “Togetherish,” starring Ed Helms and Patti Harrison. 
  • James Mottern wrote and is set to direct “Summer Madness,” starring Anna Faris. 
  • Elizabeth Chomko will direct the film adaptation of Bess Kalb’s memoir, Nobody Will Tell You This but Me
  • Matt Harris’s fellowship year script “The Starling” is in post-production. Netflix recently bought the drama-comedy for ~$20 million based on Matt’s script and a four-minute sizzle reel.
  • Melissa Iqbal is adapting the novel The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August to the screen. 
  • Rebecca Sonnenshine is the co-creator of a new Netflix horror series based on the horror podcast “Archive 81.”
  • S.J. Inwards is writing a YA-centric musical Lady Macbeth feature project for Amazon Studios.

For more information about the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, visit oscars.org/nicholl.

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City of Santa Clarita Announces “Run Santa Clarita” Virtual Race Series

Registration Open for Races in October, November and December

Santa Clarita, Calif. – You’ve spent hours outside this summer, racking up countless miles on off-street trails, sidewalks and paseos, but are all those miles just a number sitting in your fitness tracker? If so, now is your chance to turn your mileage into rewards by registering for the City of Santa Clarita’s Run Santa Clarita virtual race series! Sign up now for virtual races in October, November and December and earn more for your miles.

The Run Santa Clarita series will kick off with the first race taking place virtually from Friday, October 23, through Sunday, October 25. Over the three-day weekend, participants must complete at least a 5K (3.1 miles) in one session anywhere they choose. Want to explore even more of your city? Challenge yourself to run a 10K or even a half marathon!

The series will continue in November with results being accepted for registrants who complete a virtual race from November 20-22. Additionally, completing the race in November is the perfect lead-in for a week of holiday fun!

Finally, the series will wrap as you say so long to 2020 with an end-of-the-year virtual race from December 18-20. Channel all of the energy and determination you’ve built up over the year to conquer a new distance and open the door to a better and brighter 2021!

Registration for the Run Santa Clarita virtual races is open now, and runners can sign up for individual weekends or the entire series. In the Run Santa Clarita series, more running means more rewards! Each of the three races offers a unique medal to collect, and completing the entire series enables you to unite the three for a large, one-of-a-kind medal.

Prices range based on the number of races and gear you want to earn. Registration for one race, which includes a printable bib, race certificate, neck buff and medal, is $40 per person. For $75, you will be able to sign up for the two race package and also receive a special event water bottle. Run all three events for $100 and get a printable bib, certificate, medals, and an exclusive event shirt.

To learn more about the Run Santa Clarita virtual race series and to register for one, two or all three races, please visit santa-clarita.com/RunSantaClarita.

City of Santa Clarita Announces “Run Santa Clarita” Virtual Race Series

Remarks by President Trump Honoring Bay of Pigs Veterans.

East Room11:12 A.M. EDT

Washington, D.C. – THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  Please.  Thank you very much.  And I’m delighted to welcome you to the White House as we honor the Cuban-American veterans of the Bay of Pigs Invasion.  Brave people.  Great people.

I was honored to receive the endorsement of the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association in 2016, and they gave me a beautiful award.  And I have it very proudly on a wall of great importance to me.

And I just understood that, once again, I’ve received your official endorsement and support.  And I very much thank you for that.  Thank you all very much.  That’s a great honor.  (Applause.)  It’s a great honor.

The White House

Today, we reaffirm our ironclad solidarity with the Cuban people and our eternal conviction that freedom will prevail over the sinister forces of communism and evil of many different forms.

Sixty years ago, these Cuban patriots formed Brigade 2506 in a daring effort to liberate their homeland from the communist Castro regime.  Today, we declare America’s unwavering commitment to a free Cuba.  And you will have that.  You will have that very soon.

We’re glad to be joined — (applause) — they will have it, Mike, won’t they?  Huh?  It’s happening very fast, actually.

We’re glad to be joined by Vice President Mike Pence.  And you know what I’d like to do?  I’d like to have Mike come up, say a few words.  He’s very much wedded to what you are believers in.  He believes in Cuba, and he believes in a lot of help for you.  So, Mike, please come up and say a few words.  (Applause.)

THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Mr. President.  It’s a privilege to join you today amongst so many heroes — 23 heroic veterans of Brigade 2506.  As you said, Mr. President, April 1961, with American support, Brigade 2506 landed on the beaches along the Bay of Pigs vastly outnumbered by Castro’s socialist forces.  Twelve hundred were captured.

America secured the release of nearly all of the prisoners 20 months later, but the last prisoner was not released until 1986.  And upon his arrival in Miami, history records that he said, “I am grateful to be in the land of freedom.”  (Applause.)

This fall, Mr. President, you’ll also mark 40 years since the conclusion of the Mariel boatlift, when 125,000 Cubans fled socialism for freedom here in America.  And I’m proud to stand with you, Mr. President, because President Donald Trump believes this is a hemisphere of freedom, and we will always stand for freedom.  (Applause.)

Mr. President, you’ve taken strong action to stand for freedom in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.  And today, with the new sanctions that you’ll be announcing at this event, you will confirm that, in this White House, it will always be: que viva Cuba libre.  (Applause.)  Thank you, Mr. President.

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much, Mike.  And we appreciate it.  And it’s great — and I know that all of the great people that I just met, that love Cuba so much, they appreciate your help very much, they so stated.

And thank you as well to Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun.  Thank you very much.  (Applause.)  Where is he?  Great job.  Ambassador to the Organization of American States Carlos Trujillo.  Carlos, thank you very much.  (Applause.)

And a friend of mine, a great gentleman, just recovered from a very serious bout, but he is strong.  There was nothing going to take him down.  Mario Díaz-Balart.  Mario?  Thank you, Mario.  (Applause.)  Great.  Great job.  It was great.  And I’m — I know you’re 1,000 percent, and you did it fast.  You’re strong.  You’re very strong, Mario.

Anthony Gonzalez.  Great football player, by the way.  (Applause.)  Great, great football player — all the way through the NFL.  That’s great.  And we got Ohio State going.  We have the whole Big 10.  We got that done, didn’t we, Anthony?  And you helped, and I appreciate it.  Thank you very much.

And Alex Mooney.  Alex, thank you very much.  (Applause.)  Thank you, Alex.

I also want to recognize Mauricio Claver-Carone, who has just been elected as the first American to lead the Inter-American Development Bank.  That’s big stuff.  (Applause.)  He’s been my friend, and he agrees with what I said.  He would get up — and when I talked about Venezuela, it was much different than the so-called experts.  You know, the experts that have been talking about it for 20 years and nothing happens?  And when I talked about Cuba, much different.

And my friend would get up and say, “You know, the only one that’s been right about this for two years is President Trump.”  Hence, he’s heading this big bank now.  It’s amazing.  See, if you say nice things about the President, that’s what happens.  Right?  (Laughter.)  But congratulations.  You deserve it.  You’re going to be fantastic.  Thank you very much.

This milestone underscores our historic partnerships across Latin America.

On April 17, 1961, the 1,400 Cuban exiles of Brigade 2506 landed at the Bay of Pigs.  They were met by fierce airstrikes, by heavy fire — very, very heavy — and 20,000 soldiers from the Castro regime.  These brave warriors fought three grueling days.  The brutal Castro regime imprisoned them for 20 months, until the United States negotiated their release.

Today, we are profoundly honored by their presence.  We’re joined by these 20 incredible veterans — Brigade 2506 — and their families.  Could I ask you to stand, please?  Because that’s — that’s really great.  (Applause.)  That’s really good.  You’re looking good, too.  You’re looking good.  Looking good.  Wow.  (Applause.)  That’s great.  Good-looking people in Cuba.  That’s a good-looking group.  I appreciate you being here.  This is tremendous.

It’s an honor.  You’ve been honoring me for four years, and now I’m honoring you, and that’s a nice way to do it.

We thank God for the blessings we share as citizens of the Greatest Country on earth – and we hope, pray, and work for the day when the people of Cuba can finally reclaim their glorious destiny! – President Donald J. Trump

PARTICIPANT:  (Inaudible) the next four years.

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  No, we really appreciate it.

We will honor your courage with my administration’s determination to defeat communism and socialism.  And we will do that in our country too.  We’re in the process of doing it right now — and it has stepped, in my opinion, beyond the word “socialism” — and we are meeting it with great force.

My administration stands with every citizen of Cuba and Nicaragua and Venezuela in their fight for liberty.  And we work for the day when this will become a fully free hemisphere.  And it will be, for the first time in human history, a fully free hemisphere.  And we will have it.  We will have it.  And it’s going to happen.  (Applause.)  It’s going to happen sooner rather than later.  A lot of things are going on.  A lot of things are going on right now that I can’t tell you about, but I will be soon.

The Obama-Biden administration made a weak, pathetic, one-sided deal with the Castro dictatorship that betrayed the Cuban people and enriched the communist regime.  I cancelled the Obama-Biden sellout to the Castro regime.  (Applause.)

We will not lift sanctions until all political prisoners are freed, freedoms of assembly and expression are respected, all political parties are legalized, and free elections are scheduled.  They will have to go through a lot, but things are happening, and it’s very interesting to see the level at which they’re happening.

Earlier this year, we also demanded the release of human rights activist, José Daniel Ferrer.  (Applause.)

Today, as part of our continuing fight against communist oppression, I am announcing that the Treasury Department will prohibit U.S. travelers from staying at properties owned by the Cuban government.  (Applause.)  We’re also further restricting the importation of Cuban alcohol and Cuban tobacco.

These actions will ensure that U.S. dollars do not fund the Cuban regime and go directly to the Cuban people.  Big difference.  Big difference, really.

We’re also imposing strict sanctions on the dictatorships of Nicaragua and Venezuela.  We brought criminal charges against Maduro for his narco-terrorism.

The courageous veterans here today bear witness to how socialism, radical mobs, and violent communists ruin a nation.  Now, the Democratic Party is unleashing socialism right within our own beautiful country.

Today, we proclaim that America will never be a socialist or communist country.  And I’m going to add that word, “or communist.”  (Applause.)  It’s the first time I’ve ever said that.  I’ve never added the other word, but I think it’s appropriate, Mike, when you look at the kind of ideology we’re also facing; when you see the rioters, looters, anarchists, and then you see the press — the media — play right into their hands.  It’s so sad to see the media, the way they’re being used.  The media is being used.  Like fools, they’re being used.  And it’s very sad to watch.  But we will prevail.  It’s the first time I’ve said that though, “socialism and communism.”

We did not fight tyranny abroad only to let Marxists destroy our beloved country.  Together, we will defend our freedom and our American way of life.  And we will defend it strongly and successfully, as we’ve been doing.

And as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we give thanks to the countless ways that Hispanic Americans uplift and inspire our nation.  They’ve been so good to me.

And I must tell you that the big story is the poll numbers.  “Trump has gone through the roof with the poll numbers from Hispanics.”  They’re all talking about it.  I just watched something and read a couple of articles, and they don’t know what’s happening.  I guess they didn’t know I love you, but I do.  They’re incredible people.  Incredible people.  They knew it.  But they’re all shocked.  There hasn’t been a time when something like this has happened.

Nearly 60,000 Hispanic Americans serve as police officers.  More than 300,000 Hispanic Americans serve in the military.  Over half of the Border Patrol agents are Hispanic and they’re incredible.  I’ve gotten to know so many of them.  They’re incredible.  More than 3 million Hispanic-owned small businesses provide jobs for millions of Americans.  They’re fabulous business people.

Hispanic Americans teach their children to love our country, honor our history, and respect our great American flag.

Hispanic Americans embody the American Dream.  And my administration is delivering for you that American Dream, like nobody has ever delivered for the Hispanic Americans, and hopefully for everybody else.

We implemented the historic tax cuts, regulation cuts, and I recently created the Hispanic Prosperity Initiative to expand economic opportunity.

Before the China virus, we achieved the lowest Hispanic American unemployment rate ever recorded in our — in our country.  I mean, like, it’s not even close.  Last year, Hispanic American poverty reached an all-time low.  We built the greatest economy in history, and now we’re doing it again.  We closed it up; we saved millions and millions of lives.  And now we opened it up.  And you’ve been hearing about the “V.”  We have a “V.”  We may have a “super V.”  And it’s coming back fast.  We’re going to have a very good third quarter.  That’ll be announced just prior to the election.

So I’m putting myself at risk when I say that, because if it’s not good, you can imagine there’ll be playing what I just said.  They won’t say that I’m here representing the Hispanic Americans or Cubans or anything else.  They’ll just say, “Look what he said.”  But I’m willing to take that chance.  We’re going to have a great third quarter.  And next year is going to be one of the greatest economic years we’ve ever had.  We feel very confident based on everything we see.

In the last four months, 3.3 million Hispanic Americans were hired to fill new jobs — a record.  I’ve taken bold action to defend the right to religious liberty and the right to life.

We are protecting school choice for over 1 million Hispanic American students — such a big deal.  In a second term, I will provide school choice to every family in America.  We want every American to have a limitless future.

Here with us today is Bay of Pigs veteran, Humberto Cortina.  (Applause.)  Where’s Humberto?  Stand up, please.  Come up.  Who founded a small business in Miami and was elected to the Florida State House.

Humberto, say a few words.

MR. CORTINA:  Thank you, sir.

THE PRESIDENT:  Good.  Please.  Be careful.  I don’t want you falling on me.  You’ll never — you’ll never be the same if you fall.  (Laughter.)

MR. CORTINA:  No — no way.

THE PRESIDENT:  You know, if you fall, they’ll never let you forget it.  No matter —

MR. CORTINA:  No, but the guys that — I know.  All of them I know.

THE PRESIDENT:  — how good your speech.  (Laughs.)  Humberto, no matter how good your speech, it won’t matter, right?  Please.  Go have a good one.

MR. CORTINA:  (Laughs.)  Thank you, Mr. President, on behalf of the freedom fighters of the Brigade 2506 for the opportunity of being here with you today.

I was wounded during the Bay of Pigs invasion.  As a result, the bullets got the sciatic nerve on both of my legs, and I was not able to walk for two years.  When I returned from Castro’s prison, I joined the United States Army with a presidential officer appointment.  I felt very honored — very honored to serve in the armed forces of our great country.  And I always believed that even though we lost that battle, the war against socialism and communism continues now, as it did then.

After my service in the U.S. Army, I graduated from the University of Florida.  I’m a Gator, Mr. President.

THE PRESIDENT:  Good.

MR. CORTINA:  I’m a Gator.  I’m a Gator.  And for five years, I worked as the Regional Director of the Council of the Americas in Latin America, where I realized the importance of communication, our values, and the opportunities that this great country offers.

In 1982, I was one of the first Cuban Americans elected to the State of Florida House of Representatives.  I have a couple here that — earlier or maybe later.  I don’t remember.  (Laughs.)  And what I learned there was a good and strong leadership means.  And as a small-businessman, for 20 years, I appreciate the opportunities that this country extends to everyone who puts the time and efforts to achieve the American Dream, regardless of where you come from.

And as a father and grandfather, I appreciate your leadership, Mr. President, and your vision for the future.  And I look forward to your presidency for the next four years.  (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.

MR. CORTINA:  Thank you very much, sir.  Thank you.  (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Humberto, very much.  That’s great.  Thank you.  Thank you very much.  That’s great.  Thank you very much, Humberto.

Mario, would you please come up and say a couple of words, please?  Thank you.

REPRESENTATIVE DÍAZ-BALART:  Thank you, Mr. President.  Thank you for inviting a group of heroes who have never stopped fighting for freedom for their home and of Cuba, and for freedom and opportunity in the United States.  Thank you for inviting these heroes.

And, Mr. President, the cause of a free Cuba, the cause of a free Venezuela, of a free Nicaragua, of a free hemisphere has never had a stronger ally, a stronger leader than this President.  Thank you, Mr. President.  Thank you.  (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Mario, very much.  It’s my honor.  And it’s my honor.  Thank you very much.

Also with us today is Colonel Johnny Lopez de la Cruz — I love that name — President of the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association; was so nice to me four years ago — who went on to serve for 27 years in the United States military.

Johnny, please come up.  Please.  (Applause.)

MR. LOPEZ DE LA CRUZ:  What an honor.  Mr. President, on behalf of the members and families of the Brigade 2506, I would like to express our gratitude for the invitation to join you at the White House.  It’s quite an honor.

Today, we are celebrating the freedoms that we have and want to preserve.  We are here because we share your commitment to conservative principles: individual freedom, the rule of law, and racial equality.  We particularly value your support for our troops and veterans, and the restoration of the military might of this nation while brokering peace agreements and avoiding conflicts and endless wars.

You have kept your promises.  You are supporting freedom and human rights in this hemisphere while applying severe sanctions to the regimes of Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.  And we urge you to continue these policies and the efforts to rid the world of these communist, corrupt narco-terrorist regimes.  Cuba must again be free after 60 years of communism.  People are suffering in there, as well as in Venezuela and Nicaragua.

Mr. President, thank you from the bottom of our heart for this splendid and emotional recognition that you have vested on the veterans of the Bay of Pigs Invasion Brigade 2506.

God bless you, and God bless America.  (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Beautiful.  Thank you.  Thank you very much.  Great job.

The veterans we honor today are a powerful testament to all that a free people can achieve.  In the past six decades, you have built strong families, thriving businesses, and vibrant communities.

Today we thank God for the blessings we share as citizens of the greatest country on Earth.  And we hope, pray, and work for the day when the people of Cuba can finally reclaim their glorious destiny.  It will happen soon.

Thank you.  And God bless America.  Thank you very much.  (Applause.)END                11:35 A.M. EDT

Broadway LA: MY FAIR LADY New Dates at the Dolby in Hollywood, October 12 – Oct. 31, 2021

NEW DATES, Mark your Calendars!

October 12 – 31, 2021

Hollywood, Calif. – From the team at Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY.  Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (New York Times).  “Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be” (NY1). New Dates for My Fair Lady at the Dolby in Hollywood are slated for October 12 – Oct. 31, 2021.

Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “On the Street Where You Live,” MY FAIR LADY tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.”  But who is really being transformed?

  • Tuesday October 128:00 PM
  • Wednesday October 138:00 PM
  • Thursday October 148:00 PM
  • Friday October 158:00 PM
  • Saturday October 162:00 PM
  • Saturday October 168:00 PM
  • Sunday October 171:00 PM
  • Sunday October 176:30 PM
  • Tuesday October 198:00 PM
  • Wednesday October 208:00 PM
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Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 72nd Emmy Awards air tonight on ABC beginning at 5 p.m. and repeating at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Where to Watch the Emmy Awards

Tonight’s Event:
72nd Emmy Awards on ABC

The 72nd Emmy Awards will be airing live coast-to-coast on ABC
Sunday, Sept 20 (5:00-8:00PM PT / 8:00-11:00PM ET)

Los Angeles, Calif. – ABC and the Television Academy have announced the final group of talent who will be making special appearances during the “72nd Emmy Awards.” Talent includes Ty Burrell, Ken Jeong, Mindy Kaling, Tatiana Maslany and Bob Newhart. Additional surprises are in store for television’s biggest night.

Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 72nd Emmy Awards will broadcast SUNDAY, SEPT. 20 (8:00 p.m. EDT/7:00 p.m. CDT/6:00 p.m. MDT/5:00 p.m. PDT), on ABC. Previously announced talent includes Anthony Anderson, Jason Bateman, Sterling K. Brown, Laverne Cox, D-Nice, America Ferrera, Morgan Freeman, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Randall Park, Issa Rae, RuPaul, Patrick Stewart, Jason Sudeikis, Gabrielle Union, Count Von Count of “Sesame Street,” Lena Waithe, J.J. Watt, Oprah Winfrey, and H.E.R. will be performing during the “In Memoriam” segment.

About the Television Academy
The Television Academy seeks to expand the horizons of television excellence. It strives to empower storytellers who shape the evolving television space through the programs, publications and events of the Academy and its Foundation. And it celebrates those who have led excellence by recording their stories and recognizing their achievements through accolades and awards, including television’s most coveted prize, the Emmy Award.

About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; riveting dramas “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things” and “Station 19”; trailblazing comedy favorites “American Housewife,” “black-ish,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs” and “mixed-ish”; the popular “Summer Fun & Games” programming block, including “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Holey Moley,” “Match Game,” “Press Your Luck” and “To Tell the Truth”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; “The Bachelor” franchise; long-running hits “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons.'” The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.”

ABC programming can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu.



Find your local ABC station.
NOTE: The ceremonies also will streaming on ABC.com, and they will be available on-demand on ABC.com and the ABC app for 7 days, but will require authentication.

Find international Broadcasts.

The 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be presented over five nights.
Here is a complete list of categories for each night.

All presentations at 5:00PM PT / 8:00PM ET on Emmys.com.

The final night will air at 5:00PM PT / 8:00PM ET on FXX.

  • Saturday, Sept 19
    An eclectic mix of awards across all genres

More Emmys Programming on Sunday,

Sept 20, 2020

E! Countdown to the Red Carpet
4:30-6:00 PM ET/1:30-3:00 PM PT

Live From E!
6:00-8:00 PM ET/3:00-5:00 PM PT

PEOPLE & Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live: At Home!
7:00-8:00 PM ET/4:00-5:00 PM PT
Streaming on PEOPLE TV, PEOPLE.com, EW.com
Hosted by Jeremy Parsons and Makho Ndlovu

KTLA5’s Countdown to the Emmys
2:00-5:00PM PT
Hosted by Sam Rubin, Jessica Holmes, Doug Kolk and Megan Henderson

ABC News Countdown to the Emmys
3:30-5:00PM PT
Hosted by Eva Pilgrim, Whit Johnson, and Janai Norman

E! After Party
11:00 PM – Midnight ET/8:00-9:00 PM PT

72nd Emmy Awards

September 20, 2020

About The Event

The 72nd Emmy Awards will be presented on ABC. Find out Where to Watch the Emmys.


Sunday, Sept 20 the Emmy Awards for primetime programming will be presented, including these categories:

  • Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Competition Program
  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Outstanding Limited Series
  • Outstanding Variety Talk Series
  • Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in A Limited Series or Movie
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
  • Governors Award


Categories may not be presented in this order.


Complete list of categories for each night.

This event is open to the public.

Produced By

This event is presented and hosted
by the Television Academy.


Monday, Sept 21

IMDbLIVE After the Emmys
Streaming on IMDb.com, IMDb’s iOS and Android apps, Twitter and Twitch
2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT
Hosted by Albert Lawrence, Ian de Borja and Tori Wadzita


International Broadcasts

The 72nd Emmy Awards can be viewed in these countries and territories:

Africa
M-Net Channel 101
Live: Monday, September 21 at 02:00 AM CAT
Replay: Monday, September 21 at 21:30 PM CAT
 
Australia
FOX ARENA
Live: Monday, September 21 at 2:00 AM CET,

Belgium
Play More Cinema
Monday, September 21 at 02:00 CET

Canada
CTV Television Network
Live: Sunday, September 20 at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT
Replay: Sunday, September 20 at 8:00 PM PT & MT Vancouver only

Croatia
HRT – HTV1
Live: Monday, September 21 at 01:30 AM CET

Cyprus
FOX Life
Live: Monday, September 21 at 03:00 AM EEST
Replay (with subtitles): Monday, September 21 at 21:00 PM EEST

Denmark
TV2 Zulu
Tape Delay: Tuesday, September 22 at 9:40 PM CET
Replays: Friday, September 25 at 11:00 PM CET
Saturday September 26 at 12 midday CET.
 
France
serieclub
Live: Monday, September 21 at 2:00 AM GMT+1

Germany
TNT Serie
Live: Monday, September 21 at 02:00 AM CET
Replays: Monday, September 21 at 20:15 PM CET
Friday, September 25 at 00:10 AM CET

Greece
Fox Life
Live: Monday, September 21 at 03.00 AM EEST
Replay (with subtitles): Monday, September 21 at 21.00 PM EEST

Israel
yes Drama
Live: Monday, September 21 at 3:00 AM CET

Italy
RAI Channel 4
72nd Emmy Awards: Monday, September 21 at 2:00 AM

Japan
FOX Channel
Tape Delay: Saturday, September 26 at 11:00 PM UTC

Latin America
TNT
Live: Sunday, September 20 at 19:00 (Mexico, Colombia, Panama)
Live: Sunday, September 20 at 20:00 (Venezuela)
Live: Sunday, September 20 at 21:00 (Argentina, Chile, Brazil)

TNT Series
Live: Sunday, September 20 at 19:00 (Mexico, Colombia)
Live: Sunday, September 20 at 21:00 (Argentina, Chile, Brazil)

Malta
FOX Life
Live: Monday, September 21 at 2:00 AM CEST
Replay: Monday, September 21 at 20:00 PM CEST

Middle East
OSN Series First
Live: Monday, September 21 at 3:00 AM KST

Netherlands
OUTtv
Live: Sunday, September 20 at 2:00 AM CEST

New Zealand
Vibe (Channel 006 on SKY Network)
Live: Monday, September 21 at 12:00 PM (NZ Time)
Replay: Monday, September 21 at 7:30 PM (NZ Time)

Phillipines
FOX Life
Live: Monday, September 21 at 08:00 AM HKT
Replay: Monday, September 21 at 08:00 PM

Portugal
SIC CARAS
Live: Monday, September 21 at 1:00 AM

Russia
Amedia Premium
Live: Monday, September 21 at 3:00 GMT/UTC+3

Southeast Asia (Malaysia and Indonesia)
FOX Life
Live: Monday, September 21 at 08:00 AM HKT
Replay: Monday, September 21 at 08:00 PM HKT

Spain and Andorra
Telefonica, Movistar+, Movistar Seriesmania
Live: Monday, September 21 at 1:30 AM CET

Sweden
TV4 Play
Live: Monday, September 21 at 2:00 AM CEST

Taiwan
FOX Star World Channel
Live: Monday, September 21 at 8:00 AM HKT

United Kingdom
Sky One
Tape Delay: Monday, September 21 at 23:00 BST


Television Academy News: The 72nd Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will airs live coast-to-coast on ABC Sunday, Sept 20 (5:00-8:00PM PT / 8:00-11:00PM ET)

ABC Canvas Art Exhibit at Santa Clarita City Hall.

26 Letters. 26 Artists. 26 Interpretations.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – A new art exhibit depicting every letter in the alphabet has come to Santa Clarita City Hall’s First Floor Gallery! The exhibit titled “ABC Canvas” features 26 unique pieces of artwork by 26 artists, all representing one letter in the alphabet. The exhibit is available for in-person viewing at the First Floor Gallery and for online viewing at https://bit.ly/2ZMyFY2, from now through December 4, 2020.


            Each artist featured in the “ABC Canvas” show was assigned a letter from the alphabet, given a blank canvas and asked to create an image that starts with that letter. For example, artist Belen Islas depicts the letter A in the work “Astronomer or Astrologer?” with vibrant colors, patterns and celestial imagery. Artist Laura Hunt takes a different approach with the letter Z in her work titled “Zebra Sunset,” showing a beautifully painted zebra in the pink and orange hues of the setting sun. Every featured piece has its own story and interpretation. The City encourages every resident to make time to browse this exhibit to see the creative, original and artistic expression of every letter.


            To learn more about the “ABC Canvas” art exhibit, please contact Sydney Adam at sadam@santa-clarita.com. For details regarding other City art exhibits, please visit SantaClaritaArts.com.

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