Saturday, October 10, 2020

Joe Biden sowed doubt about the integrity of the presidential election by suggesting Saturday that the only way he can lose is if there’s “chicanery” at polling stations


The first coronavirus case in the U.S. and South Korea was detected on the same day. By late January, Seoul had medical companies starting to work on a diagnostic test — one was approved a week later. Today, the U.S. isn’t even close to meeting test demand


Sign flying above Pence visit.


Nine people who attended Trump rally in Minnesota contracted coronavirus


There’s also no shade at Mike Pence’s rally and it’s a super hot Florida summer afternoon


Trump is Kremlin-approved for the same exact reason: good for our adversaries, bad for America.


Both Republican and Democratic leaders have rejected the White House's new $1.8 trillion coronavirus aid package. Many Republicans call it too expensive. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Trump wants "more money at his discretion to grant or withhold.”


Court action continues to move fast and furious around election practices — three rulings of note since last night alone: 1) 6th Circuit ruled 2-1 that the Ohio Sec. of State can restrict drop boxes for ballots, reversing a district judge's injunction:


Perspective: Trumpism is based on a shared delusion about our politics. The virus punctured it.


Good morning! 24 days to go until the election - which means 24 days to think about how you can help make sure it is free and fair, and what you will do if it isn't. I wrote down some ideas here,


If Mike Pompeo releases Hillary Clinton’s emails, it will be a gross violation of his responsibilities. I’ve worked for nine Secretaries of State. None of them would have crossed this line into political expediency and indecency.


Kim Jong Un rolled out a new ballistic missile designed to carry nuclear warheads to the U.S.


Taliban endorses Trump


"An investigation by The Times found over 200 companies, special-interest groups and foreign governments that patronized Mr. Trump’s properties while reaping benefits from him and his administration."


We need to pull out of this tailspin of the self-fulfilling prophecy of political violence during and after the election before it is too late. We can start by understanding what “sow discord” really means.


Cindy McCain for Joe Biden.


ICYMI - Guilfoyle, the Finance Chair of Trump's reelection campaign, offered $1 million in hush money to her former assistant to squelch sexual harassment charges, according to the assistant's draft legal complaint. To settle it, Fox paid the young woman over $4 million.


All those love letters from Trump to Kim Jong-Un really paid off.


White House’s $1.8T proposal is facing sharp criticism from both sides. Pelosi blasted it this morning - as did Senate Republicans on a conference call, per multiple sources. Senate GOP had wanted $500B but view WH plan as a capitulation to Pelosi. GOP does want talks to continue


The only reason for Lindsey Graham refusing to take a covid test is he believes he has covid.


If your vote didn’t matter they wouldn’t be trying so hard to take it from you. Vote like your life depends on it. Not because I told you to, but because he doesn’t want you to. Vote for @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris — Samuel L. Jackson


A group of lawyers is offering advice to military and National Guard members who worry they may be given unlawful orders if deployed during protests or disputes over next month’s elections.


Sen. McConnell has led the charge in Washington to strip away health care from Kentuckians and remove protections for those with pre-existing conditions. Here's my plan to make health care accessible for all Kentuckians: Thank you, Ashland. Let's do this


The Department of Agriculture Killed 1.2 Million Wild Animals Last Year


Over 213,000 Americans have died from this virus — and the hard truth is it didn’t have to happen this way.


Editorial: We recommend MJ Hegar for US Senate


“A defiant Donald Trump will resume public events Saturday, potentially putting lives at risk once again with an afternoon speech at the White House that is expected to involve hundreds of guests just nine days after he revealed his Covid-19 diagnosis.”


Chris Christie has been released from the hospital:


A local judge has rejected an effort by the Trump campaign to send poll watchers to voting sites in Philadelphia, ruling that the campaign's attempted poll-watching isn't allowed under state law.


Democrats in The Villages? Here’s why a Joe Biden golf cart parade through the nation’s largest retirement community in Central Florida is a warning sign for President Donald


PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Nearly 300 Republicans packed shoulder-to-shoulder maskless and sweating inside a Holiday Inn conference room this week in the heart of the Florida Panhandle to see their party’s biggest political stars not named President Trump.


Former President George W. Bush's endorsement of Biden would put an end to the Trump presidency and save the country and the GOP from itself


The top US intelligence official on election security says foreign adversaries are exploiting lies by President Trump in their campaigns to influence the 2020 election


Another detail on Ruffin who flew Trump to Miss Universe Moscow in 2013 Ruffin spoke at Freedom Fest 2015, the event where Maria Butina was in the audience and asked Trump a question Ruffin met Yulya Alferova in Moscow, Alferova knows Butina & Torshin


Article describes deal that will benefit Ruffin & others in Las Vegas March 2020 Transportation Dept led by Elaine Chao approved sale of $1 billion tax-free bonds for a bullet train. Deal involves Brightline owned by Fortress (former creditor of Trump)


Seven weeks before the election the Trump-Ruffin partnership borrowed $30 million from City National Bank in Los Angeles. Trump signed loan documents in NYC, but tax records show that Ruffin personally guaranteed nearly the entire amounth


Trump engineered sudden windfall in 2016 as campaign funds dwindled - Tax records expose over $21mil in unusual payments from Las Vegas hotel Trump owns w/Phil Ruffin, routed through Trump cos and paid out in cash,


Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist on Trump's response to kidnapping plot: "The president just needs to stop. The fact is this man is not only a super spreader of the coronavirus, but he is a super spreader of the hate and the division."


Oil, gas, coal & finance billionaires including Kochs have spent $157 million and counting to confirm Barrett says Report: These shadowy groups are spending millions to put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court


OMG...more than 2,000 guests have been invited to Trump's WH #DeathRally event tomorrow. Trump just got released from the hospital, and the WH is a #coronavirus hot zone. *Anyone* who attends has a DEATH WISH


Covid-19 was spreading inside the country before anyone started looking. Here’s the data to prove it.


Dear ladies of Belarus! Today you’re marching not alone. 20 countries all over the world are joining in solidarity with us. P.S. Share your photos on social media and use hashtag


Outspoken Australian writer Yang Hengjun formally charged with ‘espionage’ in China All Australians must vacate China and Hong Kong


Macau exhibition showing Hong Kong protest photos shuts without explanation


Hong Kong police arrest nine people suspected of aiding fleeing activists


"Hong Kong Arrests Nine Over Protesters’ Escape by Speedboat"


Clear explanation of why the US election is in danger of being stolen this year, from @Channel4News


Mind-blowing stuff at this Trump rally with @jordanklepper


“The country πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ is deeply divided. The political system is polarized. Bizarre conspiracy theories have entered mainstream political discourse. There seem to be messaging efforts designed to delegitimize next month's elections.”


SCOOP: The WH Personnel Office is considering asking every political appointee in the Trump admin to write provisional letters of resignation right before the election, giving Trump flexibility in choosing his team in a possible 2nd term.


Also, where are the voices of all the "LAW AND ORDER" folks, especially those who were concerned about police safety during protests? These militia members planned to attack law enforcement first responders and use Molotov cocktails to destroy their vehicles. So....


People across the world are fighting back against authoritarianism. Belarus, Hong Kong, Russia, the United States. These brave unarmed women in Khabarovsk, Russia are resisting tyranny today, many sustaining injury to make their voices heard.


More than 200 retired generals and admirals endorse Biden for president in a letter published Thursday.


Amy Coney Barrett is entitled to her views. But as the nominee for a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court, she is not entitled to hide her views from the American people.


Graham laments historic wave of cash rolling in against his re-election. "I voted for Sotomayor and Kagan and every liberal applauded, 'Oh, we love Lindsey Graham,'" he says


Jamie Harrison, in what is now a SC candidate forum, and not debate, lauds GOP Sens. Collins, Cornyn, and VP Pence for "being responsible” and getting tested for COVID, while Lindsey Graham "thinks he’s special enough that he can’t"


Lindsey Graham is so anxious to confirm a justice to take away your health care that he doesn’t even have time to stop to take a COVID test.


Lindsey Graham, facing a Black challenger: "If you're a young African can go anywhere in this state, you just need to be conservative not liberal."


Glenn Kirschner: Trump’s alleged engineering of a sudden cash windfall in 2016 ‘looks potentially criminal’


Tyson Foods sued over Columbus Junction worker's COVID-19 death


Regeneron board member and executive sell $1 million in stock after Trump touts treatment


BREAKING: Federal Court BLOCKS Gov. Abbott's order limiting counties to only one mail-in ballot drop-off location per county. MAJOR voting rights victory for @DemocracyDocket Action Fund and the voters of Texas!


Militia expert: Trump’s comments were ‘call to arms’ to white power extremists


Today I joined @SenatorLeahy and @SenBooker in demanding that all senators on the Judiciary committee get tested for COVID-19 ahead of the Supreme Court hearings. This is the bare minimum to ensure the safety of members, our staff, and the Senate complex employees.


Breaking News: The White House is said to have blocked a CDC effort to require face coverings on airplanes, trains, buses and in travel hubs.


Trump campaign tainted by personal legal, financial desperation