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Billionaire sports owner Mark Cuban is advocating for a dramatic increase in the economic aid the federal government is providing to Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. The owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks told CNBC in an interview that every household in the country should receive a $1,000 stimulus check every two weeks until December,... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity.
Amazon has released a new dashcam gadget that allows drivers to record police stops by simply saying, “Alexa, I’m getting pulled over,” the company announced Thursday. Using the command, the Ring Car Cam tapes audio and video of the interactions then automatically uploads them to the user’s cloud, the firm said in a blog post... New York Post
The Justice Department on Thursday said the FBI has opened an investigation into nine absentee ballots — seven cast for President Trump — that were found in the garbage near Scranton, Pennsylvania. Trump routinely expresses doubt about the reliability of mail-in voting amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the investigation quickly became national news. “At this... New York Post
VOA VIEW: It shows the Dems want to rig the 2020 election.
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein called it 'deeply concerning' if a Supreme Court nominee is confirmed before a new president is inaugurated.
VOA VIEW: The proper Justice is evident.
Bernie Sanders will warn the public of a "nightmare scenario" – Donald Trump not accepting an election loss, as the president himself has intimated.
VOA VIEW: Sanders is an idiot.
For the first time in weeks, no tropical storms or hurricanes are spinning anywhere in the Atlantic Basin.
An Ohio lawmaker leading the charge to repeal a nuclear bailout bill was unsuccessfully pressured by the former House speaker to vote in favor of its passage, newly released records show. In late May 2019, former House Speaker Larry Householder texted his fellow GOP colleague ... Washington Times
When Sen. Kamala Harris went toe-to-toe with Justice Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing, things didn't quite work out as planned. The California senator suggested he had compromising conversations about the special counsel probe into Trump-Russia collusion — an allegation he vehemently denied, defusing her bombshell of a question. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Harris will look like the fool she is.
A Manhattan judge has tossed out a defamation lawsuit against Fox News brought by the former Playboy model who took a $150,000 payoff to squelch her story of an affair with a pre-presidency Donald Trump. Karen McDougal had alleged in the suit filed late last year that ... Washington Times
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Michigan would automatically expunge the criminal records of hundreds of thousands of residents under sweeping “clean slate” bills that received final legislative approval on Thursday. The process, which would begin in approximately 2 1/2 years, would be automated - so people convicted of crimes would not ... Washington Times
The way lawyers for Kyle Rittenhouse tell it, he wasn't just a scared teenager acting in self-defense when he shot to death two Kenosha, Wisconsin, protesters. He was a courageous defender of liberty, a patriot exercising his right to bear arms amid rioting in the streets. "A 17-year-old citizen is ... Washington Times
President Donald Trump has moved swiftly to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat and questioned her dying wish. ABC
VOA VIEW: Liberal idiots.
Many American workers applying for unemployment benefits after being thrown out of a job by the coronavirus face a new complication: States’ efforts to prevent fraud have delayed or disrupted their payments ABC
VOA VIEW: The liberals have no clue.
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First US airline launches COVID-19 pilot testing program ABC
Vice President Mike Pence defended Donald Trump's decision to hold rallies at which COVID-19 guidelines were ignored. ABC
VOA VIEW: It showed that Biden is considered weak by hiding in his basement.
As a contender for the Supreme Court nomination, Judge Amy Coney Barrett's affiliation with a small, Charismatic Christian community in Indiana has drawn fresh attention. ABC
VOA VIEW: Religion should not be considered in any nomination.
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The announcement represents an about-face for the company, which has previously said it would not fact-check political ads made by presidential candidates. CBS
VOA VIEW: Facebook cannot be trusted.
It's the latest move to amend a 24-year-old law that shields social media companies from most lawsuits. CBS
VOA VIEW: As they should.
The National Medical Association says African Americans don't trust the government when it comes to deadly virus. CBS
VOA VIEW: The race issue unjustly grow more and more.
The celebration will feature a group of in-person honorees who will reflect the "themes, challenges and inspirations of 2020." CBS
President Trump has touted $5 billion fund dedicated to teaching "real history" of the U.S. CBS
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House Democrats could move to vote on the new coronavirus stimulus proposal as soon as next week. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Too much money.
Biden's support hints that his victory could mean more progressive policies than those of other Democratic administrations. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is very progressive and would not be able to deliver, if the won.
While the polling gap might favor Biden over Trump, it's the Electoral College, not the popular vote, that will decide the race. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is behind in the polls.
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Facebook on Thursday outlined its new set of rules for employee communications within Workplace, the company's internal social network. CNBC
Facebook said Thursday it had identified and shut down a network of fake accounts that included fictitious personas it said were tied to Russian military intelligence. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN is providing guesswork.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and city officials have publicly denounced an event scheduled to be held in the Oregon city on Saturday by alt-right and White nationalist groups. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Foolish leftwing trash.
The Justice Department announced it has charged more than 300 people with crimes committed “under the guise” of peaceful demonstrations since the end of May. FOX News
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Trump is the only choice. With partisans on both sides shouting about yet another “most important election ever,” how should Americans in the middle, unhappy with both sides, vote? Realistically, the biggest danger is a Joe Biden victory — since, with Democratic control of Congress, he would likely push through reckless, radical programs. That’s what Democrats did the last time they controlled Washington, enacting ObamaCare without any GOP input, which then-President Barack Obama justified because “elections have consequences.” And never mind that the Affordable Care Act didn’t much resemble what he’d promised when he ran.
Today’s Democrats are far hungrier, united not just on pushing Medicare for All and some form of the Green New Deal, but on criminal-justice “reforms” along the lines of New York’s no-bail law — which even Mayor de Blasio’s police commissioner, Dermot Shea, says is a big reason for the city’s crime wave. True: Joe Biden is no fire-breathing radical; he’s stuck firmly to the center of the Democratic Party for his entire career. But the party as a whole has shifted furiously left, and Joe has marched faithfully along with it. He gave Bernie Sanders a huge role in writing this year’s platform — and the Vermont socialist is proud of the result.
Even if Biden has second thoughts in office, he’ll be beholden to the party’s left, and it’s not even clear how much control the 77-year-old will really have over his own administration. Then there are the drastic steps Democrats are considering as revenge if the Senate confirms Trump’s nominee for the Ginsburg seat on the Supreme Court: admitting Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico as states to give themselves four safe Democratic Senate seats, and creating six new high-court seats to give the left a decisive majority. Biden isn’t embracing these ideas now — but he’s never broken with his party on anything. Notably, after long defending the filibuster, which protects minority-party rights in the Senate, he’s now open to ending it if Republicans prove too “obstreperous.”
Nor is he certain to serve out his term (did you see how bizarrely winded he was when he took the podium the other day?). Kamala Harris’ record suggests she’ll be ruthless in pursuing whatever the dominant wing of the party wants. No serious handicapper, meanwhile, thinks a victory by President Trump will flip the House to Republican control; it may not even stop Dems from gaining the four seats they’d need to take over the Senate. So Trump won’t be able to pass anything without compromising with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer — which is always painful to watch but carries no risk of the “fascist takeover” that the left-leaning half of my Facebook feed keeps warning about.
Yes, Trump can do executive orders for another four years — but he himself showed how perishable his predecessor’s “pen-and-phone” victories were. And if the Dems win the Senate, no Trump judicial nominee will even get a vote unless pre-approved by Schumer.