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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Inside Edition reports: “Skibidi” — it’s a word you can barely pronounce, but the viral hit from Russian band Little Big will certainly have you dancing. Little Big’s video for “Skibidi” was published on YouTube on Oct. 5 and it already has more than 34 million views. With a thumping beat and super catchy moves that involve punching across the …

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Tony Perkins Cheers Trump Latest Anti-Trans Move

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: This isn’t exactly the age of responsible journalism — so this weekend’s New York Times probably doesn’t surprise anyone. But for every American sick of fake news (and according to polls, that’s everyone), Sunday’s headline was one for the record books. “‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined out of Existence under Trump Administration,” …

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New York City Cops Arrest Three More Proud Boys

ABC New York reports: Police have made five arrests in connection with a violent clash that erupted outside of a Republican club following a speech by the founder of a controversial far-right group. Authorities say 38-year-old Geoffrey Young, a member of the group known as the “Proud Boys,” was arrested Thursday and charged with riot and attempted assault. Jay Kinsman …

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GOP Senator Sued Over Phone-Snatching Incident

Talking Points Memo reports: A Georgia Tech student, who recorded Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) snatching his cell phone out of his hand when he asked the senator a question about voter suppression, sued Perdue for battery on Monday. The student, Georgia Tech junior Nathan Knauf, alleges that Perdue committed unlawful battery when “he seized Mr. Knauf’s phone, touching Mr. Knauf …

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Bible Museum Admits Dead Sea Scrolls Are Fakes

The Daily Beast reports: In a press release today, Museum of the Bible announced that independent scientific testing on five fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls on display at the museum had been completed. The tests “concluded that the five fragments show characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin and therefore will no longer be displayed at the museum.” In other words they …

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Avenatti Ordered To Pay $4.8M To Former Law Partner

Courthouse News reports: A Los Angeles judge on Monday ordered attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump, to pay a former law partner $4.85 million as part of a settlement agreement. Jason Frank, a former employee at Avenatti’s law firm, and his attorney said they were pleased with Los Angeles …

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Trump: He’s Not Lyin’ Ted Anymore, He’s Beautiful Ted

So this just happened: Before heading to Houston, Texas, on Monday for a rally in support of Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) re-election campaign, President Donald Trump clarified his position on the onetime presidential hopeful. “He’s not ‘Lyin’ Ted anymore. He’s beautiful Ted,” Trump told reporters on the White House’s South Lawn. Trump also said that he calls him Cruz and …

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Thousands Gather For Trump/Cruz Tailgater [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The “amoral bully” is ready to campaign for the “dishonest politician” as President Donald Trump holds a Houston rally for Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday. The president’s appearance on behalf of Cruz represents a once-unthinkable show of support for Trump’s onetime rival for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and comes as Cruz faces a strong challenge …

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Fox News: Early Voting Turnout Points To Blue Wave

Just out from Fox News: Early voting numbers show a dramatic increase in voter engagement in this year’s midterm elections compared with 2014 totals, and preliminary turnout results in some states are sending Republicans renewed warnings of a so-called “blue wave” just weeks before Election Day. More than 4.3 million Americans have already voted, and results posted over the weekend …

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Democrats Cite 15 Anti-LGBT Actions Under Trump

I don’t often post these kinds of press releases in full, but reminders of all these past and ongoing actions are worth your attention. From the Democratic National Committee:  This weekend, the New York Times reported that the Trump administration has developed a proposal that would legally define gender as based solely on a person’s genitalia at birth, a significant …

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Heritage Foundation Linked To New Anti-Trans Ploy

Peter Montgomery reports at Right Wing Watch: The push by the Department of Health and Human Services to impose a trans-denying definition of “sex” onto federal civil rights law “would essentially eradicate federal recognition” of an estimated 1.4 million transgender Americans, according to the Times story. The effort is being led by Roger Severino, who has taken the anti-LGBT agenda …

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Kushner On Saudis: We’re Still In “Fact-Finding Phase”

CBS News reports: The Trump administration is still in a “fact-finding phase” to discover exactly what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. Kushner, who has been a crucial figure in bridging the U.S.-Saudi relationship and relationship with 33-year-old Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in particular, emphasized in a forum with CNN’s …

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FLORIDA: Andrew Gillum +12 In New CNN Poll

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Andrew Gillum is way ahead and Bill Nelson is leading in the latest big-name poll of Florida voters. But the CNN poll doesn’t mean Democrats should celebrate or Republicans despair. The numbers may not be as good as advertised for Democrats Gillum and Nelson or as bad for Republicans Ron DeSantis or Rick Scott. In …

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