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REPORT: Kushner Axed Early Testing Plan Because Blue States Were Hit Hardest, Dem Govs Could Be Blamed

Vanity Fair reports: The prospect of launching a large-scale national plan was losing favor, said one public health expert in frequent contact with the White House’s official coronavirus task force. Most troubling of all, perhaps, was a sentiment the expert said a member of Kushner’s team expressed: that because the virus had hit blue states hardest, a national plan was …

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Nunes Refuses To Say If He Got Foreign Intel On Biden

The Daily Beast reports: Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) refused to answer when directly asked whether he has been given foreign information meant to damage Joe Biden, according to a transcript of a closed-door committee meeting. Nunes is the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, and he faced questioning from Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney when the committee met this …

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Unsealed Docs Appear To Implicate Alan Dershowitz

Forbes reports: A highly anticipated trove of old court records from a settled defamation lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell by alleged victim Virginia Giuffre were released late Thursday evening, and reveal more information surrounding the dark saga of Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged sex ring of underage girls. Giuffre, in a May 2016 deposition, said Maxwell acted as a “helicopter pilot” …

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Apple Announces Surprise Four-To-One Stock Split

Reuters reports: The iPhone maker made the surprise announcement in its quarterly report, saying it will split its stock four-to-one when trading opens on Aug. 31, Apple’s first share split since 2014. Stock splits have become rare on Wall Street in recent years, with just three S&P 500 members announcing splits in 2020, compared to an average of 10 a …

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REPORT: Trump Won’t Endorse In Kansas Senate Race

Politico reports: President Donald Trump indicated to associates during a flight on Air Force One on Wednesday that he would not intervene in the US Senate Republican primary in Kansas despite the fears among top Republicans that the state could elect a nominee who will lose the seat and thus the Senate. While the GOP establishment has long been alarmed …

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Bolsonaro: I’ve Got “Mold” In My Lungs, Wife COVID+

CNN reports: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he felt weak and might have “mold in the lung” having spent weeks in isolation after catching Covid-19. In his first Facebook live video since recovering from Covid-19, Bolsonaro said: “I’ve just taken a blood exam. I was a bit weak yesterday. They have also found a bit of an infection. …

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Carlson Calls Obama “Greasy And Sleazy” For Bringing Up Civil Rights At Funeral Of Civil Rights Icon [VIDEO]

“Barack Obama showed up at congressman John Lewis’ funeral today and Obama claims he was there to eulogize his friend and that’s not true and that’s not what he did. Instead Obama gave a divisive and deeply dishonest campaign speech in church. “Barack Obama, one of the sleaziest and most dishonest figures in American politics, used George Floyd’s death in …

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Trump Campaign Pauses Broadcast Ads For “Review”

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign has virtually disappeared from the airwaves as it undertakes “a review and fine-tuning of the campaign’s strategy” as an official put it after the replacement of campaign manager Brad Parscale. With less than 100 days until Election Day, the Trump campaign spent virtually nothing on television or radio ads on Wednesday and Thursday, …

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Trump’s Postmaster Slows Down USPS Deliveries

The Washington Post reports: The U.S. Postal Service is experiencing days-long backlogs of mail across the country after a top Trump donor running the agency put in place new procedures described as cost-cutting efforts, alarming postal workers who warn that the policies could undermine their ability to deliver ballots on time for the November election. As President Trump ramps up …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline reports: Amazon delivered another quarter of stellar financial results as its digital business continues to thrive during COVID-19 despite logistical challenges posed by the pandemic. Total revenue for the quarter ending June 30 was $88.9 billion, more than $7 billion more than Wall Street analysts’s consensus expectation. CEO Jeff Bezos joined other tech leaders Wednesday in delivering testimony before …

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