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Bass, Harris on Biden’s ticket? Either way, political effects would ripple in Southern California

With presidential candidate Joe Biden on the cusp of announcing a running mate, the stakes are high in Southern California, where the political domino effects could be profound if either U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris or Rep. Karen Bass are picked and ultimately win. It could happen. Both are on Biden’s short list of potential vice preesidential candidates — all of whom are women who in many cases would leave legislative posts that would need to be filled. Several Southern California leaders have emerg...
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James Murdoch Quits News Corp Board Over Editorial Disagreements

James Murdoch has resigned from the board of his family’s news behemoth, News Corp, due to disagreements over editorial content published by the company’s notoriously right-wing outlets, The Daily Beast has confirmed.“Mr. Murdoch informed the Company that his resignation was due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions,” a company statement said. He was immediately scrubbed from the company’s online list of boar...
Tags: New York Post, News, Australia, Disney, Joe Biden, Fox, Fox News, James Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch, BetaWorks, News Corp, Financial Times, James, Murdoch, Trump, Tucker Carlson

Cybersecurity experts warn that it may take weeks or months after the presidential election for a winner to be decided, thanks to the threats of security issues and litigation around the results (MSFT, GOOG)

Election cybersecurity experts said Tuesday that "the electorate may not be prepared for how long it's going to take" for winners to be declared after the general election on November 3rd. A panel that included two cybersecurity experts who served in the White House agreed that simply counting ballots may take a week or two.  Any litigation that follows that counting could postpone results for much longer in a scene reminiscent of the 2000 election, when results were delayed until January.  Th...
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Democrats pressed to include court reforms in 2020 platform

Liberal interest groups are intensifying pressure on Democrats to take aggressive measures to reshape the Supreme Court, arguing the party should include such measures in its policy platform at next month’s convention. Twenty-two Democratic-aligned groups signed a letter sent this week to the party's platform committee, saying Democratic electoral victories by themselves won't be enough. Presidential candidates who embraced sweeping court reforms, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete...
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Feeling Loved From a Distance

This is a great interview with Jia Tolentino in Interview magazine. Take for instance her answer to the question “What has this pandemic confirmed or reinforced about your view of society?”: That capitalist individualism has turned into a death cult; that the internet is a weak substitute for physical presence; that this country criminally undervalues its most important people and its most important forms of labor; that we’re incentivized through online mechanisms to value the representation of...
Tags: America, Jason Kottke, Jia Tolentino, Pete Buttigieg

Investigation Ongoing After Alleged ‘Attempted Lynching’ Caught On Film In Indiana

Law enforcement is investigating and conducting interviews after a Bloomington man was allegedly assaulted and, he said, almost lynched by a group of white people on July 4th.  The victim, Vauhxx Rush Booker, a human rights activist in Bloomington, posted his account of the episode alongside witness videos on his Facebook page. In his retelling of the alleged assault, Booker, who is Black, recounts being beaten, jumped on and bashed into a tree by a group of white people who’d been har...
Tags: Facebook, News, Indiana, Hate Crime, Investigation, Booker, Dnr, Bloomington, Department of Natural Resources, John Hamilton, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Big Black, Pete Buttigieg, Kate Riga, Monroe County Courthouse, Lake Monroe

Column: Pete Buttigieg on running as a gay man and his struggles with Black voters

'Nobody two years ago was saying who is going to jump into the millennial, Midwestern, gay mayor lane, right?': Pete Buttigieg on the doors he opened for the LGBTQ community — and the inroads he didn't make
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A Major GOP Nightmare Moves a Step Closer to Reality

Legislation to make the District of Columbia a state is poised to pass the House on Friday, a major advance from the last time the measure came before Congress 27 years ago and 40 percent of Democrats joined with all but one Republican to defeat D.C. statehood. After decades of benign neglect, the movement to make D.C. the 51st state has gained new life with Black Lives Matter and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s heightened profile. President Trump’s efforts to use federal force to dominate streets ar...
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Revealed: Silicon Valley Bigwig Sent a Million Dollars to Dem Groups

One of Silicon Valley’s top investors has quietly dumped seven figures into Democratic super PACs over the past two years through a pair of dark money groups that have little documented activity beyond channeling money into federal elections.Matt Cohler, a former Facebook executive and a partner at the venture capital firm Benchmark, is behind the pair of nonprofit groups, one of which has donated a total of more than $1 million this year alone to three leading Democratic political groups. The P...
Tags: Facebook, News, California, Washington, Senate, Joe Biden, Palo Alto, PAC, Silicon Valley, The Daily Beast, Irs, Internal Revenue Service, CLC, Federal Election Commission, PEC, Chuck Schumer

“There’s Always a Tweet” Applies to Trump’s Anti-Social Media Rhetoric (Guest Blog Post)

by guest blogger Jess Miers [Eric’s introduction: this is the first of a two-part series from Jess Miers, a 3L at SCU and my RA, providing historical context on Trump’s anti-social media statements, including the anti-Section 230 Executive Order from last month.] In the spirit of “there’s always a tweet,” Trump’s Twitter feed is filled with tweets that conflict with his current official anti-Section 230 and anti-free speech positions. “Neutrality” In 2014, Trump criticized former President Barac...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Fcc, Law, Obama, Barack Obama, Reagan, United States, New York Times, Trump, Tom Steyer, Eric, Twitter and Facebook, Trump Campaign, Content Regulation

Trump Tulsa rally a dud but Berman and Bolton bring fireworks – live

President returns to campaign trail at muted Oklahoma eventTrump says he ordered coronavirus testing to ‘slow down’US attorney behind inquiries into Trump allies resignsJohn Bolton: judge declines to block tell-all Trump book 1.25pm BST In Golden Gate park in San Francisco on Friday night, protesters pulled down statues of Ulysses S Grant, Junipero Serra and Francis Scott Key.Grant may have defeated the slave-owning Confederacy in the civil war and, as the 18th president, taken on and smashe...
Tags: Protest, Republicans, Race, US, San Francisco, US news, Democrats, US politics, US policing, Missouri, Oklahoma, Bolton, Donald Trump, Richard Wolffe, Trump, Don

Buttigieg calls historic ruling on LGBTQ rights 'an enormous step forward'

Pete Buttigieg, who made history as the first openly gay man to launch a competitive campaign for president, called the Supreme Court's historic ruling on a federal law protecting LGBTQ workers "an enormous step forward" but also said there is a long way to go for adoption rights.
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Pete Buttigieg on LGBTQ ruling: The struggle is not over

Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the first gay candidate for president in the US, talks to CNN's Jim Sciutto about the historic Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights.
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Anatomy of a political comeback: How Biden earned nomination

It seemed easy to write off Joe Biden. Other Democratic candidates such as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg each had moments of radiating a kinetic energy, while Biden appeared to be conserving his resources. The opening contests in the 2020 nominating race in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada were humbling losses for Biden.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Nevada, Biden, Iowa New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg Just Wants to Be Useful

The former presidential candidate’s new political action committee is supporting some Democrats you’ve probably never heard of.
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Buttigieg highlights importance of local officials in first post-campaign endorsements

Pete Buttigieg announced his newly minted leadership political action committee's first slate of endorsements on Wednesday, highlighting the importance of both established candidates in key battle ground races and younger Democrats running in local contests.
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Biden's lead over Trump widens – but strain on his virtual campaign grows

Coronavirus has robbed the Democrat of his typical back-slapping approach as he faces growing scrutiny and a third-party challengeThe Tampa, Florida, rally for Joe Biden on Thursday evening began as it normally might have, before a once-in-a-century pandemic transformed all aspects of American life, including the presidential campaign. A local high school student recited the pledge of allegiance, a campaign organizer pleaded with supporters to volunteer and a local DJ spun R&B music between spea...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Florida, News, Nbc, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Arizona, Fox News, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump

Buttigieg and Klobuchar show they always had more in common

The spat between Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar during the 2020 primary campaign always obscured an underlying truth: The two Midwestern Democrats always had more in common than the differences their fights highlighted.
Tags: Cnn, Amy Klobuchar, Klobuchar, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg

"Back in late 2017, it looked like Franken was going to weather the charges of inappropriate conduct against him, until Democrats apparently decided to sacrifice him..."

"... presumably in part to demonstrate that they could police their own.... The coup was quick and brutal. First, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand posted on Facebook a call for him to resign. Then, in quick succession, 13 more Democratic women senators (and a majority of the entire caucus) joined her. Whether Franken was guilty or innocent -- and he'd asked for a hearing -- his position became untenable. The day after Gillibrand’s shiv, he announced his intention to resign. (Chuck Schumer had told him...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Amy Klobuchar, Party, Biden, Kirsten Gillibrand, Al Franken, Democratic Party, Chuck Schumer, Franken, KAUS, Gillibrand, Mickey Kaus, Ann Althouse, Pete Buttigieg, Kirsten E. Gillibrand

Biden denies former staffer’s sexual assault allegation

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE WASHINGTON  — Joe Biden denied a former Senate staffer’s allegation of sexual assault on Friday, saying “this never happened.” It’s the presumptive Democratic nominee’s first public comment on an accusation of sexual assault by his former Senate staffer, Tara Reade. He was to appear on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss the allegation for the first time on television. Biden said he will ask the National Archives to determine whether there is any record of such a complaint being ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, America, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Cnn, Soccer, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, New York Times

Peter Walker, Ex-Mckinsey Exec, Defends China In Face-To-Face With Tucker Carlson

U.S.A. –-( There are two salient political and social philosophies, upon which a nation-state or other political, social, economic and cultural organization can be constructed: Collectivism and Individualism. One or the other philosophy may be the blueprint for a state or other political, social, economic and cultural entity; one or the other, but not both; and not an amalgam of the two, for the two are wholly incompatible. A brief description of the two philosophies may be foun...
Tags: Europe, Guns, China, US, Hillary Clinton, Chile, New York Times, Fox News, Ivy League, Bill, North America, Biden, George W Bush, Chelsea Clinton, Trump, Mckinsey

Barbra Streisand, Pete Buttigieg, Adam Lambert voice support for GLAAD's 'Together In Pride'

Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasten Glezman joined Sharon Stone, Barbra Streisand, Adam Lambert and other stars for GLAAD's "Together In Pride" Sunday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Chris Noth’s Lockdown Buzz Cut Even Wows Sarah Jessica Parker

The "Sex and the City" actor joined Pink and Pete Buttigieg in clipping off his hair in lockdown, drawing mixed reviews.
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Biden Website Reveals Alarming Gun Control Agenda

Joe Biden and His Gift for Gaffes U.S.A. –-( Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden has plans for American gun owners that are spelled out in a 3,100-word agenda found on his campaign website that includes a ban on so-called “assault weapons,” background checks on all gun sales and transfers, restrictions on the number of firearms someone can buy in a month, “safe storage” and enough other red tape to turn the right to keep and bear arms into a heavily-regulated privilege. This...
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Biden Has His Best Monthly Fundraising, Narrowing Gap With Trump

(Bloomberg) -- Joe Biden raised $46.7 million in March, his best monthly haul of the U.S. presidential campaign, even though the coronavirus pandemic shut down large swathes of the U.S. and prevented in-person fundraising.Biden ended March with $26.4 million cash on hand, according to his latest filing with the Federal Election Commission. He still lags behind President Donald Trump’s fundraising juggernaut, but coupled with a strong showing by the Democratic National Committee, he has started t...
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Obama endorses Biden, says former vice president has ‘qualities we need’

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE, JULIE PACE and BILL BARROW WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden on Tuesday, giving the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee a boost from the party’s biggest fundraiser and one of its most popular figures. “Joe has the character and the experience to guide us through one of our darkest times, and heal us through a long recovery. And I know he’ll surround himself with good people,” Obama said in a 12-minute video, touting Biden as a “close friend...
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Obama Endorses Biden For President

Former President Barack Obama endorsed his one-time running mate and vice president Joe Biden on Tuesday, delivering a seal of approval that Obama had withheld while the race for the Democratic presidential nomination was still competitive. “I’m so proud to endorse Joe Biden for president of the United States,” Obama said in a YouTube video. “Choosing Joe to be my vice president was one of the best decisions I ever made.” In his endorsement video, Obama listed Biden’s responsibilities in his ...
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America has been spared from Bernie Sanders’ terrible ideas

The Democratic Party’s brief flirtations with a far-left presidential candidate finally came to an end this past week. On Wednesday, self-described democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont suspended his presidential campaign. Despite early success, there were always reasons to believe Sanders’ victories were in large part a function of the Democratic field being as large as it was. All it took was a deliberate effort by the relatively moderate candidates including Pete Buttigieg and A...
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Bernie Sanders didn't lose because his ideas were unpopular

For a few weeks, it seemed as though Bernie Sanders was really going to win the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. He won the most votes in all three of the first states, and was leading national polls. Opinion surveys showed that he was broadly popular among the Democratic electorate, and majorities of primary voters supported his signature ideas like Medicare-for-all.But in a space of about three days, it all went sideways. Joe Biden won a smashing victory in South Carolina, all the other m...
Tags: News, Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, New Hampshire, New York Times, Iowa, Amy Klobuchar, Npr, Nevada, Biden, Msnbc, Anthony Fauci, Fdr, South Carolina, Bernie Sanders

Pete Buttigieg launches a new PAC aimed at helping down-ballot Democrats

Pete Buttigieg launched a new super PAC on Friday, hoping to turn the excitement around his presidential campaign into a political organization that will help a new generation of Democratic leaders.
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