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Former Rubio spokesman says Trump may be GOP's 'Iraq War.' Critics note the Iraq War was the GOP's 'Iraq War.'

Vice President Mike Pence is not considered a favorite to emerge as the Republican Party's next presidential nominee. Earlier this month, The New York Times reported that the suggestion prompted laughter from several sources, while multiple GOP strategists expressed doubt to The Washington Post recently, as well.Mike Lindell, the Minnesota campaign chair for President Trump, said it will simply just "be harder for a career politician to be president going forward," but Alex Conant, who serve...
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How Kimberly Guilfoyle, the 'human Venus flytrap,' has groomed boyfriend Don Jr. into a political powerhouse and turned herself into a conservative star

Kimberly Guilfoyle at the virtual Republican National Convention on August 24. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Kimberly Guilfoyle, the former Fox News host, has ingratiated herself with the Trump family and become the female face of MAGA. Thanks in part to Guilfoyle's grooming, her boyfriend, Donald Trump Jr., has gone from just being Ivanka's brother to becoming one of his father's most ferocious right-hand men. A senior campaign advisor said he doesn't know "anybody outside of Hope Hicks o...
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Philadelphia police say they rescued a lost child. His family says they actually ripped him from his mother's car.

During recent protests over the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia, the U.S.'s largest police union posted what looked like a sympathetic photo. A Philadelphia police office held a Black toddler, with a caption purporting he was found "walking around barefoot in an area that was experiencing complete lawlessness," the National Fraternal Order of Police's Facebook post said.But lawyer's for the boy's family say that's not what happened. Rickia Young was drivi...
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Despite hand wringing from pundits, if Democrats win they should enact a truly transformative agenda and fully prosecute Trump

US President Donald Trump looks on as he departs a rally at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on September 21, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Democratic pundits and thought leaders are pushing to curtail a liberal agenda as the party looks set to win big in next week's election. Essays calling for letting Trump go quietly and avoid prosecution and for Democrats to listen to conservatives on domestic policy are popping up at major media outlets now that Biden has a sizable lea...
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If Democrats win, they need to enact a transformative agenda, fully prosecute Trump — and ignore any hand wringing from pundits

US President Donald Trump looks on as he departs a rally at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on September 21, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Democratic pundits and thought leaders are pushing to curtail a liberal agenda as the party looks set to win big in next week's election. Essays calling for letting Trump go quietly and avoid prosecution and for Democrats to listen to conservatives on domestic policy are popping up at major media outlets now that Biden has a sizable lea...
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PlayStation CEO Says VR Won't Be a 'Meaningful' Part of Gaming For Years

Sony PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan says virtual reality won't be a meaningful part of interactive entertainment in the near future. The Verge reports: Ryan indicated to The Washington Post that VR still has a long way to go, although he emphasized that Sony isn't giving up on the medium. The statement suggests that an update to Sony's PlayStation VR headset is years away. "I think we're more than a few minutes from the future of VR," Ryan told the Post. "PlayStation believes in VR. Sony believes in...
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US smashes single-day record for new coronavirus cases, with spikes in every swing state

A health worker walks near a COVID-19 testing site at St. John's Well Child and Family Center, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, July 24, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images A record 88,452 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the United States on Thursday, according to The Covid Tracking Project. For the second day in a row, over 1,000 people also died from the coronavirus. The increase in new cases has been accompanied by a spike in hospitalizati...
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How Inequality Keeps People from Voting

“We’re all in the same boat.” That’s a phrase we’ve heard over and over again since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, we all live under the threat of a deadly disease—and a majority of Americans have adhered to public health guidelines asking us to stay at home as much as possible and wear masks when we leave. In that sense, we are in the boat together. At the same time, however, millions of Americans lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic lockdown. Millions more are living unde...
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Wisconsin expects to count absentee ballots within hours. Pennsylvania is buckling down for several days.

At least one swing state may be spared the political controversy of a late absentee ballot count seemingly changing its 2020 election results.Every U.S. state is receiving a boatload more mail-in ballots than it usually does during a typical election year, and four of them — Alabama, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — won't even be able to open those ballots until Election Day. This almost guarantees a delayed result from those four states, but Wisconsin is confident it'll have e...
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Billie Eilish Is “Destroying Our Country And Everything We Care About” According To Leaked Trump Admin Doc

It appears that the Trump administration recently made politically motivated changes to a planned $250 million advertising campaign that was intended to "defeat despair and inspire hope" amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The campaign was set to feature various celebrities, but The Washington Post reports that Trump's Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Michael Caputo … More »
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US hospitals, which are already struggling with COVID-19, are being targeted in massive cyberattacks from Russia

Medical personnel move a deceased patient to a refrigerated truck serving as make shift morgues at Brooklyn Hospital Center on April 09, 2020 in New York City. ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images Three US federal agencies warned that US hospitals are being targeted in cyberattacks using sophisticated malware that locks computer systems.  The FBI, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and Department for Health and Human Services said they "have credible information of an increased...
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Congress has left town without passing a coronavirus aid bill. Now a 2nd round of $1,200 stimulus checks may have to wait until December.

Sen. Mitch McConnell Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Congress has left town without passing another pandemic aid bill. Negotiations between the White House and Democrats are ongoing, but the prospect of more coronavirus aid is uncertain during a "lame duck session." The next deadline Congress faces is December 11, the date by which it must approve another spending bill to prevent a government shutdown. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Congress has left town without approvi...
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Virginia Military Institute Superintendent Resigns Amid Probe Into Racism Claims

Black cadets told The Washington Post they face relentless racism at the state-run military college.
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Trump reportedly doesn't 'want to help some' GOP senators amid warnings of 'potentially catastrophic' election

Josh Holmes, a top adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), told Politico he thinks the Republican Party could win more Senate races than people expect on Nov. 3, but the fact that there are so many close races means "you could have a whole bunch of scenarios play out on Election Day." The worst-case scenario for the GOP, he said, is "potentially catastrophic."As it turns out, the party may not get that much help from President Trump when it comes to avoiding such a fate. Trump...
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A WaPo perspective on family love.

A screen shot from the home page of The Washington Post right now: Not going to click. Not going to make links for you. I am fed up with the stupidity... the mere thought that we should want to read such dreck. It's an insult. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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How a mid-size construction firm used political influence, litigation, and media stunts — and secured $2 billion in Trump border wall contracts

Tommy Fisher appearing on "The Ingraham Angle" in March 2018 as part of a media blitz to promote his wall design. Fox News/YouTube Fisher Sand & Gravel has secured almost $2 billion worth of contracts to build parts of President Donald Trump's planned southern border wall. The company's prototype was publicly rejected in 2018, but after a mix of lobbying, media appearances, and pressure from Trump himself, it got the contracts anyway. Business Insider analysed Fisher's track record, and fo...
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'Our hospital is not built for a pandemic': Hospitals again struggle to keep up with the surging number of COVID-19 cases across the nation

A nurse checks in on a COVID-19 patient at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, on August 19, 2020. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images The US hit an all-time high for new coronavirus cases on Friday: 82,600.  Case numbers are soaring all across the country, not just in one particular hot spot.  Hospitals are running out of space and don't have enough staff to provide adequate care, and many are on the brink.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Coro...
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Landlords threaten to raise tenants’ rent if Biden wins in November

Landlords in New York, Colorado and Mississippi have evicted tenants or threatened to raise rent based on the 2020 election results.
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This is how 16 tech companies have reacted to the QAnon conspiracy theory on their platform

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Social-media platforms have been slow to act against the QAnon conspiracy theory, with many only acting to curb the ballooning movement within the last few weeks.  QAnon followers have been linked to several alleged crimes, including killings and attempted kidnappings.  Now, tech companies, including Facebook, TikTok, Triller, Etsy, and others, say they're making efforts to rid their platforms of the unfounded conspiracy theory movement.  Visit Business Insider's...
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How entrepreneurs can support causes they care about and grow their business at the same time

Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Soapbox founder David Simnick led his company's early-pandemic pivot, which has helped 10x their revenue. Soapbox David Simnick founded Soapbox, a socially conscious hygiene brand, in 2010, after realizing how effective proper hygiene can be in preventing childhood mortality. The company donates one bar of soap for every Soapbox purchase.  In early March, Soapbox began carrying hand sanitizer. Market demand for available sanitizer super-charged t...
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Romney Emerges As Yet Another GOPer Who Did Not Vote For Trump

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) said he did not cast his vote for President Trump in the presidential election, according to CNN on Wednesday. Romney, who has become as a vocal critic of Trump, already voted in Utah. According to CNN, Romney would not indicate whether he voted for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden or wrote in another candidate. “I did not vote for President Trump,” Romney told CNN on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. When asked who earned his vote, the Utah Republican senator told CN...
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It's Google CEO Sundar Pichai's turn to roll the dice in a high-stakes game of monopoly

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Get Insider Tech straight in your inbox by subscribing here  This week: It's Google CEO Sundar Pichai's turn to roll the dice in a high-stakes game of monopoly Getty Four months before Google was officially founded as a company in September 1998, the US Department of Justice sued Microsoft for violating antitrust laws, ...
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Pope Francis said same-sex couples should be covered by a civil union law

"Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family," Pope Francis said in a new documentary. Franco Origlia / Getty Images Pope Francis said he supports a civil union law for same-sex couples, according to the Catholic News Agency.  In a documentary about his life and ministry that debuted in Rome on Wednesday, Pope Francis said believes same-sex couples should be "legally covered." "Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family," Pope Francis said in the documentary. "They're chil...
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A White House coronavirus task force member says Trump barely meets them anymore, and is only getting updates from Mike Pence and anti-lockdown advisor Scott Atlas instead

President Donald Trump Dr Scott Atlas, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, speaks with President Donald Trump during a COVID-19 coronavirus briefing on Aug. 12. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images A member of the White House coronavirus task force has told NPR that President Donald Trump has not attended a meeting "for quite some time." Dr. Francis Collins said that Trump mainly gets his updates from Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Scott Atlas, the task force member ...
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US stocks climb as investors await stimulus developments, shrug off Google antitrust lawsuit

Getty Images / Bryan R. Smith US stocks closed higher on Tuesday as investors awaited developments on a fiscal stimulus deal and shrugged off the Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against Google.Major indexes pared gains in the final minutes of trading after The Washington Post reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told the White House to refrain from striking a stimulus deal before the election.Shares of Google climbed on Tuesday despite the antitrust lawsuit. Tech hea...
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This is how 14 tech companies have reacted to the QAnon conspiracy theory on their platform

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Social-media platforms have been slow to act against the QAnon conspiracy theory, with many only acting to curb the ballooning movement within the last few weeks.  QAnon followers have been linked to several alleged crimes, including killings and attempted kidnappings.  Now, tech companies, including Facebook, TikTok, Triller, Etsy, and others, say they're making efforts to rid their platforms of the unfounded conspiracy theory movement.  Visit Business Insider's...
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Judge strikes down 'arbitrary and capricious' USDA rule ending food stamps for 700,000 unemployed

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., stuck down a Trump administration rule Sunday that had attempted to end food stamp benefits for up to 700,000 unemployed adults. The U.S. Department of Agriculture finalized the rule last year, but Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell had put a hold on its implementation in March, on the same day President Trump declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency. Congress then froze the new rule's requirements for the duration of the state of emergency...
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"The New Yorker has suspended reporter Jeffrey Toobin... because he exposed himself during a Zoom call last week between members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio."

"Toobin said in a statement to Motherboard: 'I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers. I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video".... 'Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted,' CNN said in a statement." Vice reports, referring to this as the "Zoom Dick Incident." Who bel...
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The $300 billion breakthrough that gave us frozen food

From frozen pizza to Eggo waffles, frozen food has taken over the grocery store. But it wasn't always this popular. There was a time when Americans bought only a couple of pounds of frozen food per year. Clarence Birdseye's breakthrough started with frozen peas and fish. But it has grown to an almost $300 billion industry. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video.Clancy Morgan: If you're like me, your freezer is packed full of frozen food that c...
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Trump attacked Biden by saying his opponent would 'listen to the scientists' in dealing with COVID-19

President Donald Trump said in a mock-serious tone at the Nevada rally on Sunday that Joe Biden would "listen to the scientists" if elected. Fox News/YouTube President Donald Trump mocked Joe Biden at a Nevada rally on Sunday by saying Biden would "listen to the scientists" regarding the coronavirus. The president also claimed Biden "wants to lock down," a misrepresentation of the former vice president's publicly stated position. Trump has repeatedly sidelined or misrepresented mainstream ...
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