To Keep Trump From Violating Its Rules...Facebook Rewrote the Rules

"Starting in 2015 Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook rewrote their rules in order to not sanction then-candidate Donald Trump," writes Rick Zeman (Slashdot reader #15,628) — citing a new investigation by the Washington Post. (Also available here.) After Trump's infamous "the shooting starts" post, Facebook deputies contacted the White House "with an urgent plea to tweak the language of the post or simply delete it," the article reveals, after which Trump himself called Mark Zuckerberg. (The article ...
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Most people use COVID stimulus money to cover expenses

A recent government survey found most people are spending their COVID stimulus money on necessities, like food. (Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels) What did you do with your COVID-19 economic impact payment (EIP)? If you're like most of the folks who responded to a U.S. Census Bureau survey, you used it to pay household bills. Many in the White House and on Capitol Hill had hoped the funds would help jump-start the stalled economy and then keep it going as businesses started to reopen. Loo...
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Fact check: Barack Obama mentioned Juneteenth multiple times while president

A social media post claims Barack Obama "never mentioned" Juneteenth while he was president. That is false.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Pence Shifts From Trump : ‘Wearing A Mask Is Just A Good Idea’

Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday said that he is now on board with encouraging the public to wear masks after initially punting to local health officials for guidance amid recent spikes in coronavirus cases. After praising Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) efforts to restart the economy last month during a press conference at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Pence acknowledged the surge of coronavirus cases in the state and touted Abbott’s efforts to promote social distancing...
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Four men were charged for trying to tear down a statue of President Andrew Jackson near the White House

Jackson owned at least 95 slaves at his Tennessee plantation and brought some of them with him to the White House.
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Just 6% of UK public 'want a return to pre-pandemic economy'

Exclusive: Poll comes as 350 union, business and religious leaders issue call for fair and green recoveryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOnly 6% of the public want to return to the same type of economy as before the coronavirus pandemic, according to new polling, as trade unions, business groups and religious and civic leaders unite in calling for a fairer financial recovery.The former head of the civil service Bob Kerslake, the former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan W...
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White House says Trump did not hear 'white power' chant

The White House is doing damage control after President Donald Trump retweeted a video in which a man driving a golf cart with Trump campaign posters is seen chanting "white power." The retweet was deleted several hours later. In a statement, White House spokesman Judd Deere said Trump "did not hear the one statement made on the video. What he did see was tremendous enthusiasm from his many supporters." CNN's Jeremy Diamond has more.
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Cuomo Jabs Trump Admin For Being ‘In Denial’ About COVID-19 Pandemic

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) criticized the Trump administration for being “in denial” about the coronavirus pandemic as cases surge in several cities during an interview on MSNBC Sunday. Asked by MSNBC’s Chuck Todd about HHS Sec. Alex Azar suggesting earlier Sunday that the country’s contact-tracing problem in the South is on the states, Cuomo pushed back on the notion of a “second surge.” “We’re worried about a second wave,” Cuomo said. “I think we’re still in the first wave, and this is a...
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Trump struggles as furor grows over reported Russian bounty offer to kill U.S. troops

White House says Trump wasn't briefed on intelligence about Russian offer of bounty payments. If so, that shows negligence, some Republicans say.
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Trump news: President praises ‘great people’ shouting ‘white power’ as Pelosi brands his alleged inaction over Russia-Taliban reports ‘as bad as it gets’

Donald Trump has praised “great people” in footage he shared of furious protesters clashing over his presidency outside a Florida retirement home, in which one apparent supporter repeatedly shouts “white power” from a golf buggy.The only black Republican senator Tim Scott urged him to remove the “indefensible” footage, which he later did. The White House claimed he did not hear the racist chant.
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Pelosi Says It’s ‘Definitely Long Overdue’ For Mask Wearing Mandate

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday said that it’s “definitely long overdue” for a federal mandate on wearing masks as coronavirus cases spike in several states during an interview on ABC News. After acknowledging that the Centers for Disease Control recommended the use of masks because it didn’t want to “offend the President,” Pelosi proceeded to tear into President Trump. “And the President should be example,” Pelosi said. “You know, real men wear masks. Be an example to the country ...
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Why the UK is the sick man of Europe again | Letters

British neoliberalism, social inequality and arrogance have left us trailing in Germany’s wake in the fight against coronavirus, argue John Green and Glyn Turton, while Jinty Nelson says the UK has been losing ground in other areas for yearsMartin Kettle is absolutely right in his comparison between Germany’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and that of the UK (On different planets: how Germany tackled the pandemic, and Britain flailed, 24 June). But one big factor is the fact that Germany is n...
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How damaging is John Bolton's scathing account of Donald Trump's presidency?

The publication of former US national security adviser John Bolton’s White House memoir has caused a sensation. Jonathan Freedland assesses the lurid claims of cosying up to authoritarian leaders as well as descriptions of the ‘stunning’ ignorance of Donald TrumpDespite a last-ditch attempt to prevent publication, John Bolton’s tell-all book about his time in Donald Trump’s White House has landed with a bang. He claimed that as well as witnessing ‘stunning’ ignorance from the president, he also ...
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Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our Politics

Clackamas United Church of Christ, a very progressive church in Milwaukie, Oregon, posted this sign on their marquee: “Jesus was a person of color murdered by state sanctioned violence.” A fellow Facebook group member asked what we thought of it. My answer: It’s a sobering illustration of how little progressive “Christianity” knows of Jesus Christ. It’s spiritually dangerous and politically alarming. It could have been so good. It’s so close to it, I could weep. There’s some real truth in it; a ...
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Pence Blames The Media When Pressed On Trump’s Baseless COVID-19 Testing Claims

Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday continued backing President Trump’s misleading claims on COVID-19 testing by blaming the media. On Friday, Pence insisted during the first briefing in nearly two months from the White House Coronavirus Task Force that despite the country setting a new daily record for new COVID-19 cases, “this moment is different.” The VP also argued that states such as Florida, Texas and Arizona emerging as coronavirus hot spots can be attributed to more people under 35 yea...
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GOP Senator Urges Trump to Publicly Wear Mask: ‘Would Be a Sign of Strength’

Retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) implored President Donald Trump to publicly wear a mask on Sunday in order to cool the politicization of mask-wearing, appealing to the president’s vanity in the process.With coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surging across the nation and states pulling back on reopening their economies, Alexander was asked by CNN’s Manu Raju on Sunday morning about the president’s resistance to symbolically embrace a basic safety protocol.“You, I see you wearing your re...
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Mike Pence doesn't mention wearing masks as a way of stopping the spread of coronavirus

Vice President Mike Pence didn't mention face masks or social distancing as ways to protect against coronavirus at a White House task force briefing.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump deletes tweet of supporter shouting ‘white power’ after outrage

Deputy press secretary claims Trump had not heard the racist language of video he tweeted that was posted for nearly four hoursDonald Trump has deleted a tweet he sent featuring video of a Trump supporter shouting, “White power! White power!” after an outpouring of grief and outrage at racist language flowing directly from the White House once again.The tweet was deleted after it drew fierce criticism from across the political spectrum, including from Tim Scott of South Carolina, the sole Africa...
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After Asking Americans to Sacrifice in Shutdown, Leaders Failed to Control Virus

WASHINGTON -- More than four months into fighting the coronavirus in the United States, the shared sacrifice of millions of Americans suspending their lives -- with jobs lost, businesses shuttered, daily routines upended -- has not been enough to beat back a virus whose staying power around the world is only still being grasped.The number of new U.S. cases this last week surged dangerously high, to levels not ever seen in the course of the pandemic, especially in states that had rushed to reopen...
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"Donald Trump has deleted a tweet in which he approvingly shared a video showing one of his supporters yelling 'White power!' at a group of anti-Trump demonstrators."

"The US president, or someone with access to his Twitter account, deleted the controversial tweet at 11am Eastern time, more than three hours after it was posted at 7.39am," The Guardian reports.White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere has issued a statement on Trump’s retweet, saying the US president “did not hear” the portion of the video in which one of his supporters yelled ‘white power’ in an argument with anti-Trump demonstrators.“President Trump is a big fan of The Villages,” Deere s...
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Trump tweets video with 'white power' chant, then deletes it

President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted approvingly of a video showing one of his supporters chanting "white power," a racist slogan associated with white supremacists. He later deleted the tweet and the White House said the president had not heard "the one statement" on the video.
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Trump Claims ‘Nobody Briefed Or Told Me’ About Russian Bounties To Kill U.S. Soldiers

White House officials have neither confirmed nor denied the alleged Russian plot.
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Trump Says ‘Nobody Briefed Or Told Me’ About Russian Bounties To Kill U.S. Soldiers

White House officials have neither confirmed nor denied the alleged Russian plot.
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Trump Says 'Nobody Told Me' About Russian Bounties To Kill U.S. Soldiers

White House officials have neither confirmed nor denied the alleged Russian plot to pay Afghan militants to attack American troops.
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Outrage over Trump’s retweet of supporter shouting ‘white power’ – live

Trump retweets video of supporters clashing with protesters in FloridaLive global updates: confirmed Covid-19 cases exceed 10m worldwideUS reports more than 42,000 new coronavirus cases on Saturday 3.26pm BST Donald Trump’s motorcade has just arrived at Trump National Golf Club in Loudoun County, according to the White House press pool.This marks the 272nd day he spent at one of his golf clubs and 364th at one of his properties since taking office, according to CNN’s running tally. 2.47pm ...
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Richmond Fed chief: With outlook hazy, economy needs support

WASHINGTON — As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond since 2018, Tom Barkin is a member of the Fed's powerful committee that sets interest rates. The committee has been engaged this year in an extraordinary drive to support the economy and the financial system through ultra-low rates and new lending programs designed to keep credit markets running smoothly and encourage companies and households to borrow and spend.Barkin takes part in the rate-setting committee’s discussions, t...
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Trump denies being told about Russian bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan

President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was never briefed about Russian efforts to pay bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, blasting a New York Times report that he had been told about the rewards but had not acted to respond to Moscow. The White House on Saturday also denied that Trump was briefed on U.S. intelligence regarding the affair but it did not address the merits of the intelligence. The Director of National Intelligence also said Trump and Vice P...
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Bolton: Trump's denial of Russian bounty intelligence briefing shows his 'fundamental focus' is not on US security

Former White House national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday that President Donald Trump denying in a tweet he was briefed on intelligence that Russians had tried to bribe Taliban fighters to kill US troops shows Trump's "fundamental focus" is not on the United States' national security.
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"President Trump responded Sunday to a New York Times report about American intelligence learning that Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces including American troops..."

"... insisting that no one had briefed him, Vice President Pence, or White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on this information" — Fox News reports."Nobody briefed or told me, @VP Pence, or Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians, as reported through an 'anonymous source' by the Fake News @nytimes," Trump tweeted Sunday morning. "Everybody is denying it & there have not been many attacks on us. Nobody’s been tougher on Russia than the Tr...
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Trump Praises Supporters By Retweeting Video Of Them Screaming ‘White Power’

President Trump kicked off Sunday morning by going on a Twitter spree that included retweeting a video of a supporter in Florida agreeing that he’s a racist and chanting “white power.” Trump continued his ongoing attacks against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in his retweet of the video, which shows his supporters at a retirement community in Florida appearing to hold a pro-Trump golf cart parade while critics of the President shout back at them. Thank you to the great people of Th...
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