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WH Summons Chinese Ambassador Amid Taiwan Furor

The Washington Post reports: The White House summoned China’s ambassador on Thursday to condemn Beijing’s escalating actions against Taiwan and reiterate that the United States does not want a crisis in the region, after a visit to the island by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sharply escalated tensions in the Taiwan Strait this week. “After China’s actions overnight, we summoned …

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Loomer Claims Opponent Wears Life Alert Necklace

The Daily Beast reports: Now in her second bid for Congress, this time in a primary fight against Rep. Dan Webster (R-FL), Loomer has found a new oddball line of attack. Her opponent, she claims, is so feeble he wears a Life Alert necklace with a button to alert emergency responders if he has a fall. “We don’t need members …

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Tim Ryan +11 Over J.D. Vance In Ohio Senate Poll

Via press release: A new poll from Center Street PAC, a non-partisan political action committee, shows Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) leads Republican J.D. Vance 49% to 38%, among Likely Voters, with 12% undecided. The numbers continue the upward trend in support for Ryan, whose lead over Vance among Likely Voters widened by 8 points, since a July 2022 poll. While …

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QAnon Nutbag Kari Lake Wins GOP Arizona Gov Primary

The Associated Press reports: Kari Lake, a former news anchor who walked away from her journalism career and was embraced by Donald Trump and his staunch supporters, won the Republican primary for Arizona governor on Thursday. Lake’s victory was a blow to the GOP establishment that lined up behind lawyer and businesswoman Karrin Taylor Robson in an attempt to push …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Hollywood Reporter reports: In a surprising development, Warner Bros. will no longer be releasing Batgirl, the DC film that already completed shooting and was expected to arrive on HBO Max this year. The unusual move comes after a change in leadership at Warners, with newly installed CEO David Zaslav prioritizing cost-cutting measures. Batgirl was budgeted at around $80 million, …

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Federal Judge Stays Trump’s Suit Over YouTube Ban

Courthouse News reports: A federal judge on Wednesday stayed former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit demanding YouTube reinstate his social media account pending Trump’s appeal of the dismissal of his case against Twitter. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White ordered the stay and denied YouTube’s motion to dismiss the case. He also denied Trump’s motion for a preliminary injunction against YouTube …

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All 50 State AGs Form “Anti-Robocall Task Force”

Ars Technica reports: Attorneys general from all 50 states have created an Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force “to investigate and take legal action against the telecommunications companies responsible for bringing a majority of foreign robocalls into the United States,” they announced yesterday. In the task force’s first action, it “issued 20 civil investigative demands to 20 gateway providers and other entities …

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Dems Rush To Capitalize On Kansas Abortion Vote

Roll Call reports: Democrats seeking to retain control of Congress are doubling down on the need for abortion rights after Kansas voters resoundedly defeated a ballot measure that would have made it easier for state lawmakers to restrict the procedure. “What was done in Kansas shows you how much people in this country value reproductive rights and freedoms,” Democratic National …

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