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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline Hollywood reports: The Walt Disney Co. has pledged $5 million in support of nonprofit organizations that advance social justice, beginning with a $2 million donation to the NAACP, amid ongoing protests of the death of George Floyd. The company said its goal is to “further their longstanding work promoting social justice by eliminating disparities and racial discrimination through their …

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Fox News Poll: Joe Biden +9 In Swing State Wisconsin

Fox News reports: Majorities of Wisconsin voters rate the economy negatively and are concerned about coronavirus. That helps explain Democrat Joe Biden’s gains in the presidential race, in a Fox News Poll of Wisconsin registered voters released Wednesday. Biden has a 9-point edge over President Donald Trump, 49-40 percent. That’s up from a 5-point advantage in January, and is outside …

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“Boogaloo” Extremists Busted In Protest Terror Plot

The Associated Press reports: Three Nevada men with ties to a loose movement of right-wing extremists advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in what authorities say was a conspiracy to spark violence during recent protests in Las Vegas. Federal prosecutors say the three white men with U.S. military experience are accused of conspiring …

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New Lincoln Project Ad: “Brazen Authoritarian” [VIDEO]

From the Lincoln Project: The Lincoln Project recognizes the long and distinguished national service of General Milley and honors him for it. Likewise, the Lincoln Project appreciates the service of Secretary of Defense Esper. Nevertheless, their participation in the infamous events of June 1st was an egregious lapse in judgement, and they should resign their offices. On that day, in …

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Former Trump Defense Sec. James Mattis Eviscerates Trump: He Never Seeks To Unite, He Only Sows Division

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis writes: I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled. The words “Equal Justice Under Law” are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly demanding. It is a wholesome and unifying demand—one that all of us should be able to get behind. We must …

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DOJ Files SCOTUS Brief Against Adoptions By LGBTs

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: In the latest example of the Trump administration seeking to enable legal discrimination against LGBTQ people, the Justice Department is calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to allow religious-affiliated adoption agencies to refuse child placement into LGBTQ homes. In a 35-page brief, U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco and other Justice Department attorneys maintain …

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Jimmy Carter Laments Tragic Racial Injustices And Civil Unrest: We Need A Government As Good As Its People

Just in from former President Jimmy Carter: Rosalynn and I are pained by the tragic racial injustices and consequent backlash across our nation in recent weeks. Our hearts are with the victims’ families and all who feel hopeless in the face of pervasive racial discrimination and outright cruelty. We all must shine a spotlight on the immorality of racial discrimination. …

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Esper Visits WH, Reverses Plan To Send Home Troops

Somebody really wants to keep his job: In an abrupt reversal, Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday overturned an earlier Pentagon decision to send a couple hundred active-duty soldiers home from the Washington, D.C., region, amid growing tensions with the White House over the military response to the protests. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told The Associated Press that the reversal …

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Trump Planning Military Flyover Of Mount Rushmore

More expensive masturbatory jingoism: The administration is working with the South Dakota governor’s office to plan a military flyover at Mount Rushmore during President Donald Trump’s visit to the national landmark on July 3 as part of Independence Day celebrations, a spokesperson for the governor confirmed to POLITICO. “We do anticipate there being a military flyover of some kind,” said …

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