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LIVE VIDEO: Beto O’Rourke Debates Greg Abbott

The Texas Tribune reports: Hours ahead of the only planned gubernatorial debate of the election cycle, the families of Uvalde school shooting victims threw their support behind Democrat Beto O’Rourke, saying in a news conference that incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, had not taken meaningful enough action on gun control measures following the deaths of 19 schoolchildren and two …

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Jan. 6 Panel To Release Final Report Before Midterms

Mediaite reports: Rep. Bennie Thomson (D-MS) confirmed the House select committee investigating the Jan 6. Capitol attack will release its final report before the upcoming midterm elections. The committee’s final public hearing had been scheduled for Wednesday, but it was postponed as millions of Floridians braced for the landfall of Hurricane Ian. The storm made a second landfall in South …

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Gosar Promotes Film About Neo-Nazi Nick Fuentes

Kristen Doerer reports at Right Wing Watch: So much for distancing himself from Nick Fuentes. On Friday, Rep. Paul Gosar promoted a film about Fuentes portraying the white nationalist and Christian fascist as the “most canceled man in America.” Gosar has rubbed soldiers with the 24-year-old Fuentes since he came onto the political scene, notably appearing at Fuentes’ America First …

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Illinois Baptist Pastor Pleads Guilty To Felony Grooming

Decatur’s NBC affiliate reports: A former church pastor accepted a plea agreement in court on Friday, pleading guilty to Count II Grooming, a Class 4 felony. Joseph Krol, 38, is accused of sending sexually inappropriate Snapchat messages to a 15-year-old minor from Oreana. A sworn affidavit said Krol asked the child to take part in a “true online confessions game” …

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Judge: Fired Fox Anchor Must Face Revenge Porn Suit

The Daily Beast reports: Disgraced former Fox News anchor Ed Henry’s motion to dismiss allegations that he violated New York’s so-called “revenge porn” statute against his sexual assault accuser was rejected by a federal judge this week. U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams also ruled that ex-Fox associate producer Jennifer Eckhart’s accusation of sex trafficking against Henry could continue. Weeks after …

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WA Candidate Gave Interview To White Nationalist Nazi

CNN reports: Despite disavowing White nationalism last spring when one of its adherents endorsed him, a US House candidate in Washington subsequently gave a previously unreported interview in June to a Nazi sympathizer and White nationalist. While Republican Joe Kent touted his support for prominent far-right figures like Reps. Marjorie Taylor Green and Paul Gosar and supported MAGA policies, he …

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Hate Group To Seek Rehearing After Kim Davis Loss

Via email from hate group leader Mat Staver: Liberty Counsel will request a rehearing en banc from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of former Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, regarding her qualified immunity defense under the First Amendment and religious freedom rights in the cases of Ermold v. Davis and Yates v. Davis. The Sixth Circuit …

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Bruce Willis Sells His Likeness For “Deepfake” Usages

The Telegraph reports: Bruce Willis has become the first Hollywood star to sell his rights to allow a “digital twin” of himself to be created for use on screen. Using deepfake technology, the actor appeared in a phone advert without ever being on set, after his face was digitally transplanted onto another performer. Willis allowed US firm Deepcake, which makes …

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Democrats +4 On Generic Congressional Ballot

The Hill reports: Democrats lead Republicans in the generic congressional ballot by 4 points with Election Day less than six weeks away, according to a new poll. A Yahoo News-YouGov poll released Friday found 45 percent of respondents plan to vote for a Democrat in their congressional district, while 41 percent plan to support a Republican. Democrats’ lead is 1 …

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Carlson Secretly Tried To Broker Pardon For Roger Stone

Rolling Stone reports: For years, Fox News star Tucker Carlson has served as a vital voice in Donald Trump’s ear, including privately urging him not to bomb Iran, giving him ideas for crackdowns on immigrants and the homeless, and even gossiping with the former president about another man’s “fucking gross” sexual ongoings. During Trump’s fourth year in office, Carlson also …

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