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WI Voters Tricked Into Signing Kanye West’s Petition

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: The state Democratic Party filed a complaint Friday asking state officials to block rapper Kanye West from appearing on the presidential ballot in Wisconsin this November, saying his campaign was tardy submitting its signatures. The challenge also suggests there are numerous problems with West’s nomination papers, including incorrect addresses for circulators and bogus signatures, such as …

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Protesters Battle Beirut Police After Explosion [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Security forces in Beirut fired tear gas at protest crowds as mourning turned to anger over the huge blast that leveled parts of Beirut earlier this week and left a shattered city casting blame on the country’s leaders. Activists have called for protests in the central Martyrs’ Square later Saturday in further evidence of the rage …

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Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Cancels Rally Appearance After Being Bitten By Bat, Gets Rabies Vax

The Independent reports: An election campaign, so the common refrain goes, is not for the faint hearted: it needs hard work, good luck and a thick skin. In Jo Jorgensen’s case, it also requires a vaccine shot for rabies. The Libertarian Party’s US presidential candidate has had to cancel her appearance at a rally in Louisiana so she can get …

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On Trump’s Demand For A Cut Of The Sale Of TikTok

The New York Times reports: If he were still running casinos in rough-and-tumble Atlantic City, N.J., President Trump’s demand about Microsoft’s possible purchase of TikTok might be translated this way: I want a piece of the action. “It’s protection money. It’s not what the government of the United States should do,” said Avery Gardiner, the general counsel for the Center …

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Postmaster Claims He’s “Transforming” Postal Service

NPR reports: The head of the U.S. Postal Service promised Friday to make the organization more efficient and more financially stable, but his remarks may do little to quell fears that the post office’s cost-cutting measures will hurt service during the coronavirus pandemic. “We are at the beginning of a transformative process,” Louis DeJoy said in his first public remarks …

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Trump Has Combative Call With Sheldon Adelson

Politico reports: When President Donald Trump connected by phone last week with Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson — perhaps the only person in the party who can cut a nine-figure check to aid his reelection — the phone call unexpectedly turned contentious. The 87-year-old casino mogul had reached out to Trump to talk about the coronavirus relief bill and the economy. …

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Joe Arpaio Loses Bid To Win Back County Sheriff Job

Phoenix’s Fox News affiliate reports: The Associated Press is reporting that former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has lost his bid to return to the office. Arpaio was one of three candidates in the GOP primary for the position. The other prominent candidate in the race was Jerry Sheridan, who was his former right-hand man. Had Arpaio win the GOP …

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Ethics Complaint Filed Against Trump Campaign Lawyer For Simultaneously Working For Kanye West Campaign

Law & Crime reports: A government watchdog group on Friday filed a complaint against Lane Ruhland with the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) alleging the attorney has been violating ethics and conflict of interest obligations by working for both the presidential campaigns of both Kanye West and Donald Trump. Ruhland – the former general counsel for the state Republican …

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Trump Promises Exec Order On Preexisting Conditions (Which Are Already Protected Under Obamacare)

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday teased an executive order to require health insurers to cover all preexisting conditions, something already established under the Affordable Care Act, which his administration is suing to dismantle. “Over the next two weeks I’ll be pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover all preexisting conditions for all companies,” Trump …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Billboard Magazine reports: Fans are eagerly waiting to hear Troye Sivan’s new EP — and today, they got another surprise taste of the singer’s new music. Sivan dropped his latest single “Rager Teenager,” a moody song that sees Troye wistfully remembering his younger days of angst, hormones and bad behavior. In the one-shot video for his song, audiences see Sivan …

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