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SAF Preps for Battle as Dems Mask Failures by Scapegoating Guns

The Second Amendment is under attack because Democrats need a scapegoat to mask their failure to prevent violent crime, say gun rights activists. (Dave Workman photo) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Democrats unable to deal with the sudden crime increases in major cities are falling back on their favorite scapegoats—guns and Second Amendment rights—to mask their party’s failures, according to Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, in a blistering interview with Fox News. As Conway wa...
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Trump refuses to praise late civil rights leader John Lewis

President unhappy that Lewis did not attend his inaugurationTrump questions value of Civil Rights Act: ‘How’s it worked out?’Donald Trump refused to praise the late John Lewis, the Georgia congressman and original Freedom Rider, during his latest one-on-one interview, and also questioned the value of the pivotal Civil Rights Act of the 1960s, which Lewis fought and almost died for. Related: Coronavirus US: Biden tells Trump 'step up and do your job' over Covid-19 death toll – live Continue re...
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Tushnet’s Taking Back the Constitution

For the Symposium on Mark Tushnet, Taking Back the Constitution: Activist Judges and the Next Age of American Law (Yale University Press 2020). It probably did not occur to many people encountering Mark Tushnet’s early career work that he would wind up being something of a national treasure in constitutional law.   Despite possessing the dubious virtues of unrelenting honesty and unfailing clarity, he is.   I’ve read most of Mark’s books and for relevance and making a timely punch in the righ...
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2020 Democratic Party Platform Declares Total War on 2nd Amendment

An anti-gun protester proudly displays their ignorance. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The national Democratic Party is no longer making any attempt to hide their antipathy towards guns and gun owners. Where once the party attempted to tailor their anti-gun messaging to appear moderate and appeal to some gun owners, the   contains a full-throated assault on firearms ownership and a blueprint for undermining every aspect of Second Amendment rights. Viewed in historical context, the draft 2...
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Deborah Birx warns Covid-19 now 'extraordinarily widespread' in US – as it happened

Birx says virus has taken a hold over large parts of the USGOP reportedly to ban media from Republican national convention Is US attorney general William Barr a danger to democracy?QAnon is finding a home in the Republican partySign up to our First Thing newsletter 10.40pm BST We’ll be shutting down today’s blog shortly. Here’s a glance at today’s major news items: 10.03pm BST The US economy could benefit if the nation were to “lock down really hard” for four to six weeks, a top Federal ...
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Deborah Birx warns Covid-19 now 'extraordinarily widespread' in US – live

Birx says virus has taken a hold over large parts of the USGOP reportedly to ban media from Republican national convention Is US attorney general William Barr a danger to democracy?QAnon is finding a home in the Republican partySign up to our First Thing newsletter 3.21pm BST House speaker Nancy Pelosi turned her attention to Deborah Birx on ABC’s This Week, and didn’t exactly give her a ringing endorsement.“I think the president has been spreading disinformation about the virus and [Birx] i...
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'She shows what's possible': Mondaire Jones on AOC and his path to Congress

Jones, set to be one of the first openly gay, Black members of Congress, will likely join growing group of diverse DemocratsGrowing up in the New York suburbs, Mondaire Jones could not imagine himself running for public office.But after declaring victory in the Democratic primary for New York’s 17th congressional district earlier this month, the 33-year-old progressive is now poised to make history as one of the first ever openly gay, Black members of Congress. Continue reading...
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Democratic congressman issues blistering attack on Republicans after Covid-19 diagnosis

Raúl Grijalva condemns colleagues for failing to take crisis seriously as they ‘strut around the Capitol with no mask’A Democratic congressman diagnosed as positive for the coronavirus has condemned Republican politicians for their carelessness around Congress and blamed them for spreading the virus.The Arizona Democrat Raúl Grijalva tested positive for the coronavirus, it was revealed on Saturday, and has immediately quarantined, though he is asymptomatic and feeling well, his office said. But ...
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Why is a Silicon Valley billionaire trying to get an immigration hawk elected to the US Senate?

Kris Kobach, an immigration hardliner backed by the tech billionaire Peter Thiel, is battling congressman Roger MarshallIn usually deep-red Kansas, Democrats have the luxury of a sleepy primary contest for US Senate. Republicans do not.That’s because in the Democratic primary the Kansas state senator Barbara Bollier is the heavy favorite to win her party’s nomination and then run a competitive general election campaign fueled by a large war chest of cash. Continue reading...
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The US election is entering its final stretch – here are the key areas to watch

From potential vice-presidential candidates to voter suppression and debates, these are the areas the Guardian’s politics team will be followingJoin us for a live digital event with the former US attorney general Eric Holder to discuss voter suppression in the 2020 election, next Thursday at 5pm ET. Register nowElection day in the US is officially 3 November, but amid the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are being encouraged to take advantage of early voting initiatives that open as soon as Septe...
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Extra $600 in jobless aid set to lapse as talks deadlock

By ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A deadlocked Senate on Thursday left Washington for the weekend without extending a $600-per-week expanded jobless benefit that has helped keep both families and the economy afloat as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on the country. Friday’s expiration of the $600 jobless benefit sent Republicans controlling the Senate scrambling to respond. Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell made a procedural move to make it easier to reach a potential compr...
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Obama: Senate Should Eliminate Filibuster To Protect Voting Rights

The former president said Democrats should ditch the “Jim Crow relic” in order to revitalize the Voting Rights Act.
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Trump Can’t Legally Change The Election Day — But He Can Try To Undermine The Results

The President doesn’t have the authority to change the date of Election Day. But words never fail our commander in chief. So on Thursday morning, he suggested doing just that. With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote??? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020 Lawyers and ...
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Conservative Judges Doing Law All the Way down are Politicians in Robes

For the Symposium on Mark Tushnet, Taking Back the Constitution: Activist Judges and the Next Age of American Law (Yale University Press 2020).Aaron Belkin I was honored to be asked to review Mark Tushnet’s Taking Back the Constitution, a brilliant and well-written book that I enjoyed reading. His crystal-clear mapping of the damage that conservative justices have wreaked over the past generation, his sober and troubling assessment of where a modern, conservative Supreme Court might take us next...
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Joe Biden's running mate - none will satisfy all sections of the party

Kamala Harris? Val Demings? Democrats speculate but no single candidate will be able to satisfy all the interest groups and sectors of the partyIt doesn’t matter who Joe Biden picks as his running mate – somebody will be disappointed.The former vice-president and de facto Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday said he would make a selection in the first week of August. Continue reading...
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Joe Biden’s climate bet – putting jobs first will bring historic change

The presumptive Democrat presidential nominee is picking a path through the perilous politics of the economy and the climate crisisFaced with a disgruntled climate voter during the primary season who wanted him to be tougher on the oil and gas industry, Joe Biden shot him one of his infamous “why don’t you go vote for someone else” responses.But that was six months ago. Continue reading...
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What Will the Next COVID-Relief Bill Look Like?

You can give House Democrats credit for one thing: When they realized that another COVID-19 relief bill would be necessary, they got right on it. Their HEROES Act — I won’t bore you with the full name — has been passed and sitting on the shelf for a couple of months now. Senate Republicans, by contrast, just unveiled their HEALS Act proposal this week, as the previous round of unemployment relief approached its end-of-July expiration date.Thus, we’re in for another one of those confusing bursts ...
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Dems Were Dying to Take Down Bill Barr. Then They Nearly Blew It.

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee waited months for the chance to interrogate Attorney General William Barr on everything from his handling of sensitive prosecutions to his clampdown on police protests. And by the time the five-hour hearing wrapped on Tuesday, they were claiming success in eliciting the type of newsworthy admissions and made-for-Twitter exchanges that could bolster their broader criticisms of the Trump administration.But the journey to those victories was decidedly rock...
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Trump says 'nobody likes me' when asked about Fauci's absence – live

Biden says president has failed in his duty to care for entire countryAttorney general bemoans the ‘demonization of police’ at House committee hearingTwitter restricts Donald Trump Jr’s account over Covid misinformationSign up to our First Thing newsletter 12.22am BST The president has given key diplomatic roles to big donors – who have stood out for their lack of qualifications or aptitudeThe US ambassador to Iceland, a dermatologist and major Republican donor, reportedly became so paranoid...
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Joe Biden says Trump's divisiveness is 'the last thing we need' – live

Democrat says president has failed in his duty to care for entire countryAttorney general bemoans the ‘demonization of police’ after Floyd’s killing at House committee hearingTwitter restricts Donald Trump Jr’s account over Covid misinformationSign up to our First Thing newsletter 9.20pm BST A CBS News reporter asked Joe Biden if he is running for president specifically to defeat Trump or to enact his own policy agenda.“I’m running because Trump is the president, and I think our democracy’s ...
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Barr: 'I don’t agree there is systemic racism in police departments' – live

Attorney general bemoans the ‘demonization of police’ after Floyd’s killing at House committee hearingTwitter restricts Donald Trump Jr’s account over Covid misinformationSign up to our First Thing newsletter 6.00pm BST The House judiciary committee hearing with attorney general William Barr has now resumed after a very brief recess.Here’s where the day stands so far: 5.44pm BST The Guardian’s Sam Levine reports:Senate Republicans did not allocate any money in the latest Covid-19 relief ...
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Twitter restricts Donald Trump Jr's account over false hydroxychloroquine claims – live

The president’s son had shared discredited claims about the anti-malarial drug as a cure for Covid-19 3.12pm BST Donald Trump Jr’s Twitter account was restricted after he reshared a video of Dr Stella Immanuel, who has made a number of baseless claims about coronavirus.Immanuel has hailed hydroxychloroquine as a “cure” for coronavirus, even though the anti-malaria drug has not been found to be an effective treatment against the virus. Immanuel, a pediatrician and a religious minister, has a...
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Trump returns to plugging false Covid-19 'cure' as US deaths near 150,000 – live

President promotes hydroxychloroquine and attacks public health expert Dr Anthony Fauci, who vows to continue doing his job 2.10pm BST In his “Good Morning America” interview today, Dr Anthony Fauci also corrected false claims reshared by the president that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine is a “cure” for coronavirus.Dr. Anthony Fauci to @GStephanopoulos: “The overwhelming prevailing clinical trials that have looked at the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine have indicated that it is not...
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Republican Senator's Campaign 'Accidentally' Photoshops Jewish Opponent With Larger Nose

Republican Senator David Perdue of Georgia has been called out for running a Facebook ad campaign that featured a digitally manipulated photo of his opponent, Democrat Jon Ossoff, with a bigger nose. Ossoff is Jewish and depictions of cartoonishly large noses have been a staple of anti-Semitic propaganda for over a…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Photoshop, Republicans, Georgia, Democrats, Facebook Ads, Epa, Donald Trump, Marriage Equality, Anti Semitism, David Perdue, President Trump, 2020 Election, Jon Ossoff


Trump's national security adviser tests positive for coronavirus

White House insists ‘no risk’ of Trump being exposed Photos of Robert O’Brien’s Europe trip show lack of mask usageUS politics – live updatesThe national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, has tested positive for the coronavirus, but the White House insisted there was “no risk” of Donald Trump being exposed. Related: Texas hospital forced to set up 'death panel' as Covid-19 cases surge Continue reading...
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Coronavirus US: polls put Biden ahead of Trump as deaths top 1,000 a day – as it happened

Texas hospital sets up ‘death panel’ as Covid-19 cases surgeHow Hawaii avoided a spike – but damaged its economy‘White as hell’: are Portland protests eclipsing BLM?Sign up to our First Thing newsletter 10.49pm BST We’ll be shutting down today’s blog shortly. Here’s a glance at today’s major news items: 10.23pm BST Arkansas senator Tom Cotton called the enslavement of millions of African people and their descendants “the necessary evil upon which the union was built” in an interview with...
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US records more than 1,000 Covid deaths a day as Republicans mull relief

White House: $600 unemployment payments will not continueEvictions moratorium on table as Trump golfs and slams Pelosi100 days to go: Biden holds daunting lead over Trump The US has recorded more than 1,000 deaths a day from Covid-19 for five days running, as cases surge in southern and western states, the national caseload nears 4.2m and the death toll approaches 150,000. Related: Texas hospital forced to set up 'death panel' as Covid-19 cases surge Continue reading...
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Coronavirus US: polls put Biden ahead of Trump as deaths top 1,000 a day – live

Texas hospital sets up ‘death panel’ as Covid-19 cases surgeHow Hawaii avoided a spike – but damaged its economy‘White as hell’: are Portland protests eclipsing BLM?Sign up to our First Thing newsletter 3.32pm BST In Washington, Senate Republicans and the White House continue talks over what to put in the next stimulus package, with Democrats fretting on the sidelines over the imminent expiration of enhanced unemployment payments and rising evictions of Americans unable to make their rent. ...
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US politics: coronavirus deaths at 1,000 a day as Republicans mull relief bill – live

Texas hospital sets up ‘death panel’ as Covid-19 cases surgeHow Hawaii avoided a spike – but damaged its economy‘White as hell’: are Portland protests eclipsing BLM?Sign up to our First Thing newsletter 2.33pm BST A new NBC News/Marist poll shows the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden holds a five-point lead over Donald Trump in the key battleground state of Arizona.The last NBC News/Marist poll in Arizona took place in March, when Biden held a one-point lead. 2.11pm BST Should any...
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Ted Yoho: Christian group obtains resignation over Ocasio-Cortez attack

Nonpartisan organisation Bread for the World says Yoho agreed to step down following incident with congresswomanA nonpartisan Christian organisation that seeks to end hunger says it has asked for and received the resignation of Republican congressman Ted Yoho from its board of directors, following what it called his “verbal attack” on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.Democrat congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez had accused Yoho of using a vulgar and sexist insult while upbraiding her during a confrontation last...
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