Monthly Archives: September 2020

Trump: Vaccine Is Coming “Within A Matter Of Weeks”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump predicted Monday that a coronavirus vaccine would become available “within a matter of weeks,” again contradicting the assessments of his own administration’s top public health officials. “I’m getting it very soon, within a matter of weeks,” Trump told “Fox & Friends” in an interview, adding: “I would say that you’ll have it long before the …

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Lincoln Project Launches $1M #LindseyMustGo Ads

The Associated Press reports: It falls to Sen. Lindsey Graham, as committee chairman, to vet Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and manage the spectacle of televised hearings on the nomination. It’s one of the most volatile tasks in all of politics, more so now with a pandemic raging, a country on edge, and the ideological …

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GOP Rep Grandstands On Delaying SCOTUS Expansion

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Douglas A. Collins (R-Ga.), who is competing for a Senate seat from his state, said Monday that he plans to introduce a constitutional amendment that would effectively delay any efforts by Democrats to expand the size of the Supreme Court in retaliation for Republicans muscling through a Trump nominee. “By threatening to pack the Supreme …

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Trump Claims RBG’s Dying Wish Is A Democratic Hoax

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that the dying wish of Ruth Bader Ginsburg was fabricated by his political foes to desist him from choosing a new Supreme Court justice. Ainsley Earhart brought up the statement that Ginsburg dictated to her granddaughter shortly before she died: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until …

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GOP Kentucky State Rep Charged With Strangulation

The Corbin Times-Tribune reports: On Friday, a Laurel County grand jury returned an indictment against the 89th District’s State Rep. Robert S. Goforth on strangulation and assault charges stemming from an incident in late April. Goforth of East Bernstadt was indicted on one count of first-degree strangulation and one count of assault in the fourth degree. He was originally charged …

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Omaha Man Who Killed BLM Protester Commits Suicide

The Omaha World-Herald reports: The surreal and sordid ordeal involving a white Omaha bar owner and a young Black Omaha man ended Sunday with a staggering development. Jake Gardner — awaiting arrest after a grand jury in Omaha indicted him last week — shot himself outside a medical clinic in suburban Portland, Oregon, two law enforcement officials told The World-Herald. …

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Handicapper Moves Maine Senate Race To Leans Dem

Just in from Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball: Of 16 publicly-released polls of the race that have come out this year (as compiled by FiveThirtyEight’s database) from nonpartisan, Democratic, and Republican sources, Susan Collins has only led in a single one, a Republican internal poll conducted in mid-June. Collins led 45%-38% in that survey. A few others have shown Gideon up …

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Biden Enters Final Leg With Large Cash Advantage

The New York Times reports: Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s campaign said on Sunday that it entered September with $466 million in the bank together with the Democratic Party, providing Mr. Biden a vast financial advantage of about $141 million over President Trump heading into the intense final stretch of the campaign. The money edge is a complete reversal from this …

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Fox & Friends Sorry For Spreading Fake COVID Story

As previously reported: Fox17 Nashville took down the article that generated the right-wing media conspiracy theories. The station issued a statement to CNN’s Oliver Darcy saying in part: “In a segment that aired earlier this week, we incorrectly asserted that Mayor Cooper’s office withheld COVID-19 data from the public, which implied that there had been a cover up. We want …

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Trump To Announce Nominee “Friday Or Saturday”

The Hill reports: President Trump plans to announce his nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court on Friday or Saturday, he said in an interview on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning. “I think it’ll be on Friday or Saturday,” Trump said when asked when he would announce his decision, adding that he wanted to …

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Pompeo Flogs Christianity As Official US Foreign Policy

The Christian Post reports: Speaking at the Prestonwood Baptist Church in Texas on Sunday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed America’s responsibility to model Christian behavior and to be a light unto the world amid pressure from critics who say faith must be kept out of the public square. Jack Graham, the pastor of the Plano megachurch, introduced Secretary Pompeo, …

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Canadian Arrested For Sending Ricin Letter To Trump

CNN reports: A woman suspected of sending a letter containing the poison ricin to President Donald Trump was arrested as she tried to enter the US from Canada at a border crossing in New York state, a US law enforcement official said. The woman was carrying a gun and arrested by US authorities, according to the law enforcement official. US …

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DOJ Labels Three Cities As “Anarchist Jurisdictions”

The New York Post reports: New York City was among three cities labeled “anarchist jurisdictions” by the Justice Department on Sunday and targeted to lose federal money for failing to control protesters and defunding cops, The Post has learned. Portland, Ore., and Seattle, Wash., were the other two cities on the list, which was approved by US Attorney General William …

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CDC Warns Against Poorly Ventilated Indoor Spaces

The Washington Post reports: For months, scientists and public health experts have warned of mounting evidence that the novel coronavirus is airborne, transmitted through tiny droplets called aerosols that linger in the air much longer than the larger globs that come from coughing or sneezing. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agrees. The CDC recently changed its official …

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HHS Spox “Stands By” His Attack On CDC Officials

“I’m not going to resign. The fact of the matter is, there are people out there, especially people who hate the president, who are trying to paint a picture that I am mentally ill because I did this Facebook Live. “I do those Facebook Live’s very often and take questions about COVID. I had just gotten a health scare, to …

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Facebook Reports 2.5 Million Voter Registrations

Axios reports: An estimated 2.5 million+ Americans have registered to vote on Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger, Facebook announced Monday. More than 733,000 Americans have registered to vote so far via Snapchat. Why it matters: The broad reach of social media platforms makes them uniquely effective at engaging voters — especially younger voters who may not know how to register to …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline Hollywood reports: The 72nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards caps a weeklong procession of honoring the best of 2020 in television Sunday with a hybrid virtual ceremony beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The ceremony will also stream on ABC.com, and the full week of Emmy shows will be available on-demand on ABC.com …

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ActBlue Raises Record $100M After Death Of Ginsburg

The Washington Post reports: The Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue announced Sunday it has raised $100 million from small-dollar donors since news broke Friday night of Ginsburg’s death, in a sign Democrats are rapidly mobilizing ahead of a potential Supreme Court nomination battle. “Small-dollar donors have now given $100 million on ActBlue since 8 p.m. ET Friday, investing in candidates up …

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Two Dozen Turing Award Winners Endorse Joe Biden

The New York Times reports: Two dozen award-winning computer scientists, in a rebuke of President Trump’s immigration policies, said on Friday that they were endorsing Joseph R. Biden Jr. in November’s presidential election. The scientists, including John Hennessy, the executive chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, are all winners of the Turing Award, which is often called the Nobel Prize …

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Owens: Amazon Workers Are “Stomping On My Book”

The New York Daily News reports: Conservative author Candace Owens claimed Saturday that around 1,000 people have written to her saying that copies of her book “Blackout” are getting stomped on, apparently by Amazon employees, before they are shipped out. She also alleged a smear campaign — including a picture of a book copy that she said was rubbed with …

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