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Trump Cheers “Beautiful” Violence Against Reporters

Forbes reports: During a rally in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, President Trump took his “law and order” message a step further, not only applauding harsh law enforcement treatment of protesters, but of journalists as well. Sometimes they grab one guy, ‘I’m a reporter! I’m a reporter!” Trump said gleefully, aggressively pantomiming a Guardsman throwing aside the reporter and shouting “get out …

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Trump: Protesters Are Throwing Cans Of Bumble Bee

The Insider reports: President Donald Trump made a bizarre claim Tuesday, without evidence, that protesters against police brutality in Minnesota and Chicago threw cans of “tuna fish and soup” at law enforcement officers. At his campaign rally in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, Trump alleged that protesters in Minnesota and Chicago had wielded cans, specifically the brands Goya Foods and Bumble Bee …

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Trump Bans Diversity Training By Federal Contractors

The Hill reports: President Trump on Tuesday extended his administration’s ban on training involving race- and sex-based discrimination to include federal contractors, doubling down on an issue to appeal to his base, and white voters in particular. The order applies to executive departments and agencies, the U.S. military, federal contractors and federal grant recipients. The president announced the order via …

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Cindy McCain Denounces Trump, Endorses Joe Biden

The Guardian reports: Cindy McCain has endorsed Joe Biden for president, a stunning rebuke of Donald Trump by the widow of the Republican party’s 2008 nominee. Trump has had a fraught relationship with members of John McCain’s family since he disparaged the Arizona senator during his 2016 campaign. The president has publicly criticized McCain on numerous occasions and was enraged …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Hollywood Reporter reports: The “Amazon Room.” According to Mauricio Umansky, CEO and founder of The Agency, that’s the latest amenity some high-end Hollywood homebuyers are seeking when shopping for a new estate. In a COVID-19 world, buyers are looking for a room to store the many packages that arrive, and also a spot for them to decontaminate before opening. …

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NYPD Unions Back DOJ’s “Anarchist” Label For NYC

Gothamist reports: The Department of Justice vowed to strip federal funding from New York and two other cities on Monday, following a legally dubious directive issued by President Trump earlier this month to withhold money from “anarchist jurisdictions.” While city leaders and New Yorkers mainly ridiculed the threatened cuts, the move was immediately celebrated by some of the city’s police …

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GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler Intros Anti-Transgender Bill

From the hate group Family Policy Alliance: The nationwide movement to #SaveGirlsSports has never been stronger, and today there’s a big development. Family Policy Alliance is excited to stand with Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) in her effort to #SaveGirlsSports by introducing new federal legislation that would make sure schools keep girls’ sports for girls if they receive federal funds. The …

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Mayor Pete Role-Plays As Pence In Harris Debate Prep

Bloomberg News reports: Kamala Harris’s team is working to manage public expectations that her upcoming debate with Vice President Mike Pence will present her with an easy opponent, despite her withering attacks on Democratic rivals in earlier presidential primary debates. As the Democratic vice-presidential nominee readies for the face-off on Oct. 7 in Salt Lake City, her team has cast …

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Facebook Takes Down US Election Meddling By China

The New York Times reports: Facebook has detected limited Chinese operations intended to both help and hurt President Trump’s re-election chances, the company announced on Tuesday, the first public disclosure of Chinese efforts to influence the presidential election in November. The Chinese activity, while modest and not directly attributed to the government in Beijing, could undercut Mr. Trump’s repeated contention …

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Harris: Trump Will Never Say “Black Lives Matter”

The Washington Post reports: Kamala D. Harris, sitting in a barbershop chair in the middle of a Detroit parking lot, told a socially distanced gathering of Black men that Trump “will never say Black lives matter.” “When we look at this election, there are some very clear differences. Donald Trump will never use the term ‘Black lives matter.’ He will …

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