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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: China’s ByteDance submitted a revised proposal related to the sale of TikTok to U.S. buyers to the Trump administration, which said it extended the deadline for the divestment until Dec. 4. President Trump previously ordered Beijing-based ByteDance to sell TikTok to American buyers by Nov. 12, alleging that the short-form video app represents a national security threat from …

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Anti-Mask GOP Wyoming Gov Is Sick With COVID

The Wyoming Tribune reports: Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced in a news release Wednesday afternoon. Gordon received his positive result earlier in the day Wednesday, and he currently has only minor symptoms and plans to continue working remotely, according to the release. Gordon’s test result came a day after the governor’s office at …

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UPS Launches Dry Ice Production For Vax Distribution

The Hill reports: The United Parcel Service (UPS) has established its own dry ice production in its U.S. facilities and will distribute ultra-cold temperature freezers to help in the distribution efforts for COVID-19 vaccines over the coming months. In preparation for the distribution, UPS on Tuesday said it can produce as much as 1,200 pounds of dry ice an hour …

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Mexican President Still Won’t Congratulate Biden

Reuters reports: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday again declined to congratulate Joe Biden for winning the U.S. presidential election, making him stand out increasingly among world leaders who have withheld their recognition. “We do not agree with offering congratulations in advance,” Lopez Obrador told reporters at a regular government news conference. “What’s the best thing? For us …

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NYT: Reps For Imprisoned Joe Exotic Spent $10,000 At Trump’s DC Hotel To Get His Attention For A Pardon

The New York Times reports: Others seeking creative ways to forge ties to the president include Joseph Maldonado-Passage, the former Oklahoma zoo owner who is better known as Joe Exotic. His representatives have been running a carefully orchestrated campaign to try to persuade Mr. Trump to pardon Mr. Maldonado-Passage, who is one year into a 22-year sentence for trying to …

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Brian Brown: Democrats Controlling The Senate Is Our “Doomsday Scenario” So Send Me Money Right Away

Via email from hate group leader Brian Brown: We continue to demand that every legal vote for president be counted and that illegal ballots be discarded. And while we pray for President Trump and his legal team to have a fair opportunity to present their case, at present it certainly appears that Joe Biden may prevail. This has huge implications …

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Trump Calls Into PA Senate Hearing To Fume And Lie

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Wednesday phoned into a Pennsylvania state Senate hearing where his legal team was appearing as part of their shriveling legal battle against the election results. After calling his lawyers in the middle of the hearing — held at the Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania — Trump launched a breathless, 10-minute long rant about …

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Trump Pardons Former Security Advisor Michael Flynn

NPR reports: President Trump has pardoned his first national security adviser Michael Flynn, who spent years enmeshed in an often bizarre legal war with the government that sprung from the Russia investigation. The pardon brings an end to a long-running legal odyssey for Flynn, who was the only member of the Trump administration to be charged as part of special …

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DeSantis Extends Order Banning Mask Enforcement

Click Orlando reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis today extended his executive order that bans local governments from enforcing mask mandate violations. The order, first signed in September, prevents cities from fining people for not adhering to mask mandates. It also prevents cities and counties from ordering restaurants to close without economic or health reasons being justified. The order signaled Florida’s move …

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