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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: The core message of the immensely popular “Barney and Friends” kids show was to spread love and kindness to one another, but the trailer for a new Peacock docuseries highlights the idea that America was not so eager to accept that message. In the trailer for the upcoming two-part docuseries “I Love You, You Hate Me,” multiple talking …

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Prospective Oath Keepers Juror Fears For His Safety

Courthouse News reports: A judge presiding over the biggest trial to date to stem from the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection agreed Thursday to dismiss a potential juror who said he would be concerned for his family’s safety if chosen to serve. “I worry about how anonymous I actually would be,” the juror explained to U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Nestler after the …

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New York To Copy CA On Electric Vehicles Mandate

Reuters reports: New York state plans to adopt California’s rules approved in August that would require all new vehicles sold in the state by 2035 to be either electric or plug-in electric hybrids, Governor Kathy Hochul said on Thursday. Hochul said in a statement that she has directed a state environmental agency to propose and finalize rules adopting California’s plan …

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Trump Judge Rules For Trump On Verifying Docs List

Axios reports: Judge Aileen Cannon ruled Thursday that former President Trump no longer has to submit a sworn statement about the accuracy of the FBI’s inventory on items seized from Mar-a-Lago, as the deadline to do so from the special master loomed. Cannon sided with Trump’s legal team, which objected to special master Raymond Dearie’s request he back up his …

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Joe Manchin: No Decision On Running For Reelection

CNN reports: Sen. Joe Manchin has wielded his power more than any other senator in the 50-50 Senate – but whether he wants to do it for six more years is still a question. The moderate West Virginia Democrat told CNN Thursday he is undecided on whether he wants to run for another term in 2024 when he undoubtedly would …

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NRA Loses Bid To Dismiss Lawsuit By New York AG

Law & Crime reports: A Manhattan judge rejected the National Rifle Association’s latest effort to dismiss a lawsuit by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D), roasting the gun group for repeatedly bringing motions that he rejects. “The rule that you get one crack at it is an important one,” Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Joel Cohen ruled. In damaging testimony …

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Ian Regains Hurricane Strength Off Northern Florida

Atlanta’s NBC affiliate reports: Ian regained hurricane strength late Thursday afternoon and became a minimal Category 1 hurricane. The storm, which left a trail of destruction after crossing the Florida peninsula, is now taking aim at South Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center. In its 5 p.m. EDT advisory, the hurricane center said that Ian had maximum sustained winds …

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Ben Shapiro Defends Christian Nationalism [VIDEO]

Media Matters has the transcript: When people on the right use the phrase ‘Christian nationalism’, people on the left hear, ah, we’re talking about religious fascism. Well, no, when people say ‘Christian nationalism’ typically what they mean is not that the official church of the United States should be the Catholic Church, or that the church of the United States …

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TX Baptist Pastor Sentenced To Ten Years For Child Rape

Houston’s Fox affiliate reports: Authorities in Fort Bend County said a former pastor will be spending the next 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child. The District Attorney’s announced in a press release that William Benjamin Woodward, 62, pled guilty to the charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child in June 2022. Woodward previously served as pastor …

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Schumer: No More Senate Votes Until After Midterms

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Thursday that senators will not return to Washington, D.C., to vote until Monday, Nov. 14, clearing the decks for vulnerable colleagues to campaign five solid weeks until Election Day. “For the information of all senators, the next roll call vote will be on [Monday], Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m.,” Schumer …

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