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WaPo: We Can No Longer Keep Up With Trump’s Lies

The Washington Post reports: As President Trump entered the final stretch of the election season, he began making more than 50 false or misleading claims a day. It’s only gotten worse — so much so that the Fact Checker team cannot keep up. As of Aug. 27, the tally in our database that tracks every errant claim by the president …

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GOP To Advance Barrett With Dems Boycotting Vote

Reuters reports: The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on Thursday on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime U.S. Supreme Court post, with Democrats boycotting the proceedings after fiercely opposing her confirmation. Barrett, a federal appeals court judge whose confirmation would expand the top U.S. judicial body’s conservative majority to 6-3, was poised …

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Christie Pens WSJ Op-Ed: “I Should Have Worn A Mask”

The Washington Post reports: Former New Jersey governor and longtime Trump ally Chris Christie published a striking op-ed in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal in which he laments “the polarization of something as practical as a mask” and admits that his own failure to wear one at a White House event last month could have been fatal. “I am lucky to …

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France Becomes Second EU Nation To Pass 1M Cases

Axios reports: France has become the second country in Western Europe to surpass 1 million COVID-19 cases, Johns Hopkins University data shows. The big picture: France had reported 1,000,369 cases and 34,075 deaths from the coronavirus by Thursday morning, per JHU. French President Emmanuel Macron declared a state of health emergency and imposed a curfew on virus hot spots earlier …

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Armed Cultists Set Up Tent Outside FL Early Voting Station, Trump Campaign Denies Involvement [VIDEO]

Tampa’s ABC News affiliate reports: A Trump campaign spokesperson says two men dressed as armed security guards who set up in a tent outside an early voting location in downtown St. Petersburg were not hired by the campaign. Thea McDonald, Deputy National Press Secretary for the Trump campaign, told 8 On Your Side: “The Campaign did not hire these individuals …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Playbill reports: Check out Taylor Iman Jones, Ashley de la Rosa, and more stars from the various national tours of Hamilton singing “The Schuyler Sisters” to rally the vote below. Rounding out the group of performers are Angelicas Marja Harmon, Sabrina Sloan, and Ta’Rea Campbell; Elizas Zoe Jenson, Victoria Ann Scovens, and Joanna A. Jones, and Taylor Iman Jones and …

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Trump Admin Says Iran Behind Proud Boys Emails

The Washington Post reports: The U.S. government has concluded that Iran is behind a series of threatening emails arriving this week in the inboxes of Democratic voters, according to two U.S. officials. Department of Homeland Security officials told state and local election administrators on a call Wednesday that a foreign government was responsible for the online barrage, according to the …

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New Fox Poll: Biden +12 In MI, +5 In PA, +5 In WI

Fox News reports: Donald Trump holds a narrow advantage in Ohio, while voters in the three battleground states that put him over the top in 2016 prefer Joe Biden, according to Fox News statewide surveys of likely voters. Biden leads by 12 points in Michigan (52-40 percent), 5 points in Pennsylvania (50-45 percent), and 5 points in Wisconsin (49-44 percent). …

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Famed Skeptic James “The Amazing Randi” Dies At 92

The Wrap reports: James Randi, a magician and illusionist known as “The Amazing Randi” as well as a scientific investigator who debunked paranormal and occult phenomena through his organization the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, has died. He was 92. Among one of Randi’s more famous instances of debunking — a word he frequently said he disliked in favor of “investigator” …

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Trump Admin May Label Amnesty International And Other Leading Human Rights Groups As “Anti-Semitic”

Politico reports: The Trump administration is considering declaring that several prominent international NGOs — including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Oxfam — are anti-Semitic and that governments should not support them, two people familiar with the issue said. The proposed declaration could come from the State Department as soon as this week. If the declaration happens, it is likely …

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