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Tucker Carlson Warns Trump: You ‘Could Well Lose This Election’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson spent the first half of his program on Thursday night warning President Donald Trump that he is on pace to lose re-election unless the Trump administration starts rounding up protesters and charging them with terrorism.Carlson, who has spent the past few weeks railing against Black Lives Matter and framing the social movement as a violent mob, warned at the top of his show that Trump’s re-election chances are fading and voters are moving to the left.“Not many people ...
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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace Dismantles John Bolton for Trusting Trump

Nicolle Wallace seemed to pick up where Stephen Colbert left off on Thursday afternoon when former national security adviser John Bolton stopped by her MSNBC show to hawk his new book The Room Where It Happened. The host began by grilling Bolton on the phone call he says he made to Attorney General William Barr, warning him that President Trump was trying to trade foreign aid for political favors. “I guess I wonder what you thought would happen,” Wallace said, noting that Barr “put his finger on...
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Coronavirus task force to hold first public briefing in nearly 2 months as cases rise

The White House announced Thursday night that Vice President Mike Pence would lead a public coronavirus task force briefing Friday morning, the first public meeting in almost two months.
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George Floyd Justice In Policing Act, Democrats' police reform bill, passes in House & heads to Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives just got enough votes to pass the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act to reform police practices and address institutional racism throughout America. The vote was 236-181 along near party line, with Speaker Pelosi presiding. Three Republicans Reps., Brian Fitz (PA), Will Hurd (TX) and Fred Upton (MI), joined Democrats in voting Yes. The bill: • Bans chokeholds • Bans racial profiling • Establishes a national registry • Ends qualified immunity • Restricts...
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Watch Barack Obama’s Message to LGBTQ+ Community From Logo’s Stonewall Celebration

Former President Barack Obama has issued a powerful video message to the LGBTQ+ community addressing the Supreme Court’s recent landmark decision to protect their equality and the upcoming 51st anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. In the 50-second clip uploaded to Logo’s YouTube page, the 44th president addresses how protest and politics go hand in […]
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Mick Mulvaney rates Trump's campaign strategy, says John Bolton is working to prevent president's re-election

Former acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney joins Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier with insight on 'Special Report.'
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A Catalog of Trump’s Worst Cruelties, Collusions, Corruptions, and Crimes

Since the early days of Donald Trump’s presidency, the editors at McSweeney’s have been keeping track of his various “misdeeds”. With the election coming up, they’ve published the full list: Lest We Forget the Horrors: A Catalog of Trump’s Worst Cruelties, Collusions, Corruptions, and Crimes: The Complete Listing (So Far). We called this list a collection of Trump’s cruelties, collusions, and crimes, and it felt urgent then to track them, to ensure these horrors — happening almost daily — would...
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The Indian Health Service Wants To Return 1 Million KN95 Masks It Bought From A Former White House Official

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The Indian Health Service, which purchased Chinese-made KN95 masks from a former Trump White House official through a $3 million contract, is now trying to return the masks but facing resistance, the agency told ProPublica. The contractor, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Zach Fuentes, “refused this ...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Justice Department, IHS, Government Accountability Office, Trump White House, Fuentes, John Light, Indian Health Service, CCTC, ProPublica ProPublica, Zach Fuentes, CCTC Service Inc


Trump Pick To Replace Berman Won’t Vow To Recuse From POTUS-Linked Probes

President Trump’s nominee to replace U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman after his messy firing wouldn’t commit to recusing himself from pending investigations involving Trump’s interests and associates upon his potential confirmation. During a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing on Thursday, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton dodged when pressed by Democrats regarding the President’s selection for him to take over the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District o...
Tags: New York, News, White House, New York City, New Jersey, Manhattan, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Trump, Berman, Clayton, Barr, House Financial Services, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, Carolyn Maloney D NY


Fact check: Obama didn't want to make 'I'd Like to Teach the World To Sing' the national anthem

A claim about President Barack Obama wanting to change the national anthem has been debunked several times since 2008.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Defense Secretary Mark Esper Faces White House Pressure

Senior Defense Department personnel who are perceived as White House critics are resigning or facing reprisal.
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LA County could eliminate 3,200 positions and lay off 655 as coronavirus batters budget

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County’s CEO released a dire revised budget proposal Thursday that envisions deep across-the-board cuts that could result in the elimination of more than 3,200 positions and 655 layoffs, more than half of which could affect the sheriff’s department. County CEO Sachi Hamai said the dramatic cuts are needed to county a $935.3 million budget shortfall, due largely to severe revenue declines and increased expenses to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. “I am very disappoin...
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Kosovo President charged with war crimes cancels White House visit

Kosovan President Hashim Thaci has been indicted for war crimes allegedly committed during the Kosovo conflict in the late 1990s, leading him to cancel a planned trip to the White House this weekend for talks with Serbian leaders.
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Brad Parscale, Other Trump Staff in Quasi-Quarantine After Tulsa COVID Cases

Donald Trump’s reelection campaign manager, Brad Parscale, is one of a group of campaign staffers in quasi-quarantine after he attended a rally in Oklahoma last weekend where eight campaign aides tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh announced on a conference call Thursday that, “as a precaution,” staff who made the trip to Tulsa were “working remotely” and would be tested for COVID before returning to work. Asked by The Daily Beast in a follow up email ...
Tags: Florida, News, White House, Cnn, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Trump, Mike Pence, Tulsa, Eric, Daily Beast, Tim Murtaugh, Kayleigh McEnany, Murtaugh, McEnany


Trump requests toppled Confederate statue in DC be restored – report

President asks to put back up statue of Brigadier Gen Albert Pike, a senior figure in the South’s military forces, NBC reportsDonald Trump has personally requested that a statue of a Confederate general be put back up after protesters in Washington tore the monument down, according to NBC News.The networked reported that the US president had called interior secretary David Bernhardt and asked the Park Service to restore the fallen monument to Albert Pike, a senior figure in the slave-holding sou...
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From Stonewall 1969 to Black Lives Matter 2020: How technology ignites change

US Customs and Border Patrol agents flew unmanned aerial vehicles over crowds of Black Lives Matter protesters in at least 15 cities in June. According to government officials, the feds were just keeping an eye on the situation. Despite the fact these were Predator drones – the same kind the US used to assassinate a foreign general earlier this year – the mission was strictly surveillance. The drones were reportedly unarmed. Officials say the drones carried no onboard facial recognition software...
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West San Fernando Valley progressives to host launch call on Saturday

A group of West San Fernando Valley residents have come together to launch campaigns aimed at promoting a slate of progressive causes, and are inviting neighbors to join them on a call set for Saturday morning. Founders of the group, the West Valley People’s Alliance, say they formed around shared concerns over issues underscored by the COVID-19 crisis and the #BlackLivesMatter protests. The group was also a co-organizer of a recent march in Northridge supporting the Black Lives Matter movement....
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Rebecca Long-Bailey sacking reignites Labour turmoil over antisemitism

Swift decision by Keir Starmer is praised by Jewish groups but condemned by Labour leftRebecca Long-Bailey sacked from shadow cabinet – updatesKeir Starmer is facing a showdown with the left of Labour after his ruthless sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey reignited the party’s internal turmoil over the issue of antisemitism.In a swift and decisive move, Long-Bailey was summarily dismissed as shadow education secretary for sending an approving tweet about an interview in which the actor Maxine Peake s...
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White House Advisor Sought Legal Opinion to Allow Trump to Fire Anyone In Government

A recently published internal White House document from early in the Trump administration proved to be a road map for the White House’s efforts to weaken unions and cut federal employee pay and benefits.
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White House abruptly cut off funding to coronavirus grant research, Dr Fauci says

The White House has abruptly cut off funding to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) coronavirus research, said Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.Mr Facui made the revelation when speaking to Congress on Tuesday about the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
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Gov. Newsom Declares Emergency To Draw Down California Budget Reserves

SACRAMENTO (AP) – Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a budget emergency Thursday that will allow California to take nearly $8 billion from a state reserve account to help plug a large budget deficit brought on by the coronavirus. The state Senate is set to vote on the budget later Thursday, followed by the Assembly the next day. It will take effect July 1. The budget surplus California enjoyed when the year began was quickly wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic, as the state delayed tax collections, bu...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Senate, California News, Sacramento, Ap, Gavin Newsom, Assembly, Newsom, California Budget, Coronavirus


Wall Street's nightmare: Elizabeth Warren as Treasury Secretary

Wall Street dodged a bullet when Elizabeth Warren's campaign for the White House fizzled out. But Warren, a fierce critic of big banks, could still play a forceful role in shaping policy in a potential Biden administration.
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Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked from shadow cabinet in antisemitism row - live

Shadow education secretary told to step down from shadow cabinet after sharing article on Twitter that included antisemitic conspiracy theoryKeir Starmer sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey from shadow cabinetNo 10 backs Jenrick despite revelations over developmentViolence at street party in Brixton leaves more than 20 police injured 4.55pm BST From the Times’ Patrick MaguireI'm told a delegation of left frontbenchers is trying to secure a meeting with Starmer to discuss RLB's sacking 4.50pm BST H...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, London, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Times, Keir Starmer, Brixton, Starmer, Antisemitism, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus outbreak, Patrick MaguireI


Defense Secretary Faces White House Pressure on Aides and a Military Promotion

Senior Defense Department personnel who are perceived as White House critics are resigning or facing what is viewed as reprisal.
Tags: News, White House, Defense, National Security Council, Defense Department, Esper, Trump, United States Navy, Shanahan, Rood, McCusker, John C, Donald J, Impeachment, United States Defense and Military Forces, Senate Committee on Armed Services


Cuomo Rips DeSantis On COVID-19 Spike: ‘You Played Politics With This Virus And You Lost’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Thursday had choice words for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and other Republican governors as coronavirus cases in several states spike. During an interview on CNN on Thursday, Cuomo discussed the 14-day mandatory quarantine that he and other governors in the tri-state area instituted, which required travelers coming from coronavirus “hot spots” including Florida, Arizona and Texas to self-quarantine for two weeks. Cuomo was then asked about his displeasure wi...
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Can sending a postcard to eligible voters increase turnout?

An experiment in getting more people to register to vote in Pennsylvania shows that a simple postcard can get big results. Just mailing a reminder to those who were eligible to register increased registration rates by 15 percent.The study is one of the first to seriously look at registration drives. For as much as Americans like to advertise that they live in the "land of the free" and sing the praises of democracy, they are terrible at actually voting. American voter turnout is dismally low co...
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President Trump Won't Follow New Jersey Quarantine Mandate During Upcoming Trip, White House Says

Hours after Gov. Phil Murphy joined New York and Connecticut in issuing a travel advisory to combat the spread of coronavirus, the White House says President Donald Trump will not abide by the advisory this weekend. Katie Johnston reports.
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Coronavirus: 5 bad signs California is heading the wrong direction

As more people venture out and expand their social circles, the coronavirus pandemic is sending some alarming signals to California about the effects of reopening. “Right now it’s looking like things are going in the wrong direction,” said John Swartzberg, an infectious disease expert and professor emeritus at UC Berkeley. Here are five signs why, experts say. 1. Soaring case counts This is the big one. On Monday and Tuesday, the number of confirmed new coronavirus cases in California soared to ...
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Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked by Keir Starmer over article 'including antisemitic conspiracy theory' - live

Shadow education secretary told to step down from shadow cabinet after sharing article on Twitter Keir Starmer sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey from shadow cabinetNo 10 backs Jenrick despite revelations over developmentViolence at street party in Brixton leaves more than 20 police injured 4.25pm BST The FT’s Jim Pickard says Rebecca Long-Bailey may have read a version of the Maxine Peake interview before it was amended by the Independent.one problematic issue with the @RLong_Bailey sacking is that ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, London, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Amnesty International, Maxine Peake, Keir Starmer, Brixton, Peake, Starmer, Jim Pickard, Antisemitism


Coronavirus: Another grim milestone for California as concerning metrics continue to rise

After a third straight day of new cases exceeding anything seen before this week, California is now home to the country’s top coronavirus hotspot — by total cases, at least. Los Angeles County, population 10 million, reported another 1,228 positive tests Wednesday, pushing it past Cook County, Ill., for the most in the nation, according to Johns Hopkins University. The 89,490 confirmed cases in LA County make up nearly half of California’s 195,424 total cases, which rose Wednesday by 4,648, acco...
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