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Twitter Board Says It Will Enforce Musk’s Buyout Deal

Yahoo Finance reports: Twitter said it plans to complete its $44 billion merger agreement with Elon Musk, even as the Tesla CEO appears to dither on the deal. “Twitter is committed to completing the transaction on the agreed price and terms as promptly as practicable,” it said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing published Tuesday night, referring to Musk’s …

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New Charges Filed Against Trump Inauguration Chair

The Daily Beast reports: The Justice Department has updated its indictment of former President Donald Trump’s billionaire buddy Thomas Barrack, documenting how he quietly tweaked the GOP platform at the 2016 Republican National Convention to avoid mentioning the Saudi royal family’s connection to the 9/11 hijackers. On Monday, the DOJ replaced its original 46-page charging document with an expanded 55-page …

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Carlson: The Left Is Behind Great Replacement Theory

Media Matters reports: You’ve heard a lot about the “great replacement” theory recently. It’s everywhere in the last two days and we’re still not sure exactly what it is. Here’s what we do know for a fact. There is a strong political component to the Democratic Party’s immigration policy. We’re not guessing this, we know this. And we know it …

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GOP Senators Reject Renewed Calls For Gun Reform

The Hill reports: Senate Republicans are resisting calls for gun reform in response to the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., frustrating their colleagues across the aisle who say more action is needed in wake of the massacre. “It just doesn’t seem to be helpful to me to go after law-abiding citizens and our Second Amendment rights, so I’m going …

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Extremist QAnon Trump Pick Loses Idaho Gov Primary

The Associated Press reports: Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Tuesday won the GOP gubernatorial primary, beating a Trump-backed challenger who had repeatedly criticized the incumbent for not being conservative enough. The intraparty contest between Little and Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin was an example of the choice GOP voters face nationwide between established candidates and insurgents endorsed by former President Donald …

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Pennsylvania GOP Senate Primary Still Too Close To Call

Bloomberg News reports: Pennsylvania’s bitterly fought Republican US Senate primary was too close to call early Wednesday with celebrity physician Mehmet Oz holding the slimmest of leads over former Bridgewater Associates Chief Executive Officer David McCormick. Oz, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, had 31.3% of the vote to McCormick’s 31.1%, with 99% of the votes counted, according …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: A new series of “Black Mirror” is in the works at Netflix, Variety can reveal. It’s been almost three years since Season 5 of the dystopian drama premiered on the streaming service in June 2019, but sources indicate that a new anthology series of “Black Mirror” is shaping up, and casting is now underway. While details about specific …

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Trump Pick Cawthorn Unseated In NC House Primary

Raleigh’s NBC News affiliate reports: Cawthorn, just two years ago seen as a rising star in the party, had faced fierce intraparty opposition and a string of high-profile gaffes. But Cawthorn retained the support of former President Donald Trump, who said this week that the 26-year-old deserved a “second chance” despite making “foolish mistakes.” Top state lawmakers and North Carolina’s …

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QAnon Extremist Mastriano Wins PA GOP Gov Primary

Philadelphia’s NBC News affiliate reports: Doug Mastriano, the ultra-conservative state senator from central Pennsylvania, won the Republican primary for Pennsylvania governor, NBC News projects, setting up a race against Democrat Josh Shapiro in the November general election. With the victory, Mastriano completed a meteoric rise through the state Republican Party ranks, despite efforts from many of the party’s establishment trying …

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