Monthly Archives: October 2020

GOP Legal Army Gears Up For Post-Election Lawsuits

Axios reports: Republican Party officials say they’re already looking to Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Nevada as likely battlegrounds for post-election lawsuits if the results are close. The big picture: As pre-election lawsuits draw to a close, and with President Trump running behind Joe Biden in national and many battleground state polls, Republicans are turning their attention to preparations for Election Day …

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McConnell Vows To Confirms Judges Until Last Minute

Talking Points Memo reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed Friday that he would continue his full-court press to remake the judiciary up until January 3, when Democrats may take over the Senate, depending on the outcome of next week’s election. “We’re going to run through the tape. We go through the end of the year, and so does …

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Macy’s Boards Up Flagship NYC Store Ahead Of Election

The New York Daily News reports: Macy’s is preparing for the mayhem on 34th Street. Workers on Friday were boarding the windows of the iconic flagship store in preparation of possible unrest in the days before New York and the nation cast ballots for America’s next president. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea acknowledged that business owners have expressed concerns about lawlessness …

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Huge Majority Of Polled Europeans Would Vote Biden

Yahoo News reports: Joe Biden would hammer Donald Trump in the upcoming US presidential election if it were Europeans heading to the ballot box, a poll showed Friday, underscoring the incumbent’s unpopularity across the Atlantic. Among five countries surveyed by pollsters BVA — Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain — the Germans were the most enthusiastic Biden supporters, with 66 …

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Trump Mocks Ingraham For Wearing Mask At His Rally

ABC News reports: President Trump on Friday teased Fox News host Laura Ingraham for wearing a mask at his Michigan campaign rally, chiding her for being “politically correct.” “I do believe Laura Ingraham is here some place. Where is Laura? Where is she?” Trump said, scanning the crowd for the Fox News host. “I can’t recognize you. Is that a …

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Pennsylvania Mail Delivery 3X Slower Than January

Penn Live reports: Timely mail delivery across Pennsylvania took a drastic turn for the worse in just the last two weeks amid a glut of voting by mail, according to U.S. Postal Service data filed Wednesday in federal court. In Philadelphia, 42% of all first-class mail is taking longer than five days to be delivered. For comparison, that figure was …

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New York AG Letitia James Readying “Long List” Of Trump Orders For Biden Administration To Reverse

NBC News reports: New York Attorney General Letitia James says her office is preparing a substantial list of legal actions for a potential Biden administration to begin quickly reversing Trump administration initiatives, she told NBC News in an interview. “We’re preparing a list. And the list is long,” she said Thursday. “We’ll have a team of individuals, again, working on …

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State Department Drops Appeals Against Citizenship For Children Of Gay Couples Born To Surrogates Overseas

Reuters reports: The U.S. State Department backed down this week from legal battles over the citizenship of gay couples’ children who were born to surrogates overseas. The government withdrew its appeals without making any public comment in the cases of a family whose daughter had been born to a surrogate in Canada and a family whose daughter was born to …

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White House Claims Trump’s Promise For COVID Vaccine By Election Day Was “Kind Of An Arbitrary Deadline”

Politico reports: A top White House adviser on Friday called President Donald Trump’s longshot pledge to have a coronavirus vaccine by Nov. 3 “kind of an arbitrary deadline,” as Election Day prepares to come and go with no shot having even applied for approval yet. “We’ve got nearly half a dozen vaccines that are in Phase Three clinical trials, which …

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Jeanine Pirro: Now That Trump Lets Us Say “Merry Christmas” Again, Stare People Down When You Do It

The New York Daily News reports: With Halloween a day away, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro is already starting with her conspiracy-peddling network’s narrative about the Christmas holiday being under siege — and she’s doing it louder than ever. The 69-year-old former judge delivered her sermon to The Faith and Freedom Coalition in Waco, Texas Sunday, according to Right Wing …

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Kanye West Touts Candidacy In Full-Page NYT Ads

The Hill reports: Kanye West took out two full pages of The New York Times for a campaign ad ahead of next week’s presidential election. In an open letter titled “Dear Future,” the rapper-turned-mogul outlines a vision for America, in which the world is at peace and everyone is held accountable to love. “I still believe in you,” West wrote. …

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Lobbyists Have Spent $13.7M At Trump Properties

CREW reports: CREW estimates that special interests seeking to gain favor with the administration have likely spent more than $13 million at President Trump’s businesses since he took office. These groups — many of which spend heavily to lobby the federal government for favorable policies — have learned that holding lavish events at Trump properties is part of the cost …

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Biden And Harris To “Barnstorm” PA In Final Days

The Washington Post reports: Biden plans a heavy focus in the closing days of the race on the battleground state of Pennsylvania, as he seeks to hold on to a lead in a state that Trump narrowly carried four years ago. The campaign announced that Biden will travel to Philadelphia on Sunday to deliver a speech on “the crises facing …

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Report: Trump To Skip Election Night Party At DC Hotel

The New York Times reports: President Trump has called off plans to appear at the Trump International Hotel on election night and is likely to be at the White House instead, according to a person familiar with the plans. Advisers had said privately that Mr. Trump was going to appear at his namesake hotel in Washington for an election night …

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Texas Early Vote Turnout Surpasses 2016 Total

Bloomberg News reports: In a sign of the passions sparked by the U.S. presidential race, Texas has surpassed its total 2016 vote count four days before Election Day. Through Thursday, more than 9 million Texans had cast ballots, compared with 8.97 million four years ago, a record high at the time. Neither party knows who will benefit most from the …

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Texas Lt. Gov: If Dems Win, “It’s Because They Stole It”

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick repeated unsubstantiated claims in a Thursday interview that the only way Republicans can lose on Election Day is if Democrats cheat. “The Democrats have just decided this election, Mark, we don’t have to pay attention to any laws. We’re gonna use COVID as an excuse to steal the election, and that’s …

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Christian Site: Beware Of Witches In Your Church

Jennifer LeClaire writes for Charisma News: So-called “Christian” witches love to come to my church, Awakening House of Prayer, in Fort Lauderdale. Mind you, I realize there’s no such thing as a Christian witch, but that’s what they call themselves. I’ve seen a rise of Christians practicing witchcraft. Or maybe they aren’t Christians at all. I won’t judge someone’s salvation, …

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Pence Dodging COVID Task Force Calls With Governors

Politico reports: When Vice President Mike Pence first took charge of the White House’s coronavirus task force, among his earliest moves was establishing a standing call with all 50 governors aimed at closely coordinating the nation’s pandemic fight. Yet as the U.S. confronts its biggest Covid-19 surge to date, Pence hasn’t attended one of those meetings in over a month. …

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Junior Declares COVID Deaths Are “Almost Nothing”

The Washington Post reports: Donald Trump Jr. declared on Thursday night that coronavirus deaths had dropped to “almost nothing,” questioning the seriousness of the pandemic on a record-breaking day for new cases in which more than 1,000 Americans died of the virus. Speaking to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Trump Jr. pointed to data from the CDC that he suggested …

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Instagram Zaps “Recent” Tab To Fight Election Disinfo

Reuters reports: Facebook Inc’s Instagram said today it was making changes to its image sharing platform for U.S. users to prevent the spread of misinformation around the Nov. 3 presidential election. For users in the United States, Instagram temporarily removed the “Recent” tab from hashtag pages starting Thursday, it said in a statement on Twitter. “We’re doing this to reduce …

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