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 2020-08-21 03:49 

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Trump's attacks on Biden flop after he 'hit it out of the park' during DNC Convention speech...

Former Vice President Joe Biden was widely praised on Thursday after his speech accepting the DNC nomination for president in 2020. Many commentators noted that Donald Trump's efforts to paint Biden as senile fell apart after the primetime address to ...

 2020-08-21 03:20 

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WATCH: Joe Biden rips Trump on coronavirus and the economy during hopeful and uplifting convention speech...

Former Vice President Joe Biden officially accepted the presidential nomination of the Democratic Nation Committee on Thursday. Biden said that his first order of business would be bringing the COVID-19 pandemic under control. "We lead the world in de...

 2020-08-21 02:47 

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Trump whines that Mike Bloomberg used to say 'great things' about him — after getting trashed at the DNC...

President Donald Trump lashed out at former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg after the former Republican spoke at the Democratic National Committee Convention. "Donald says we should vote for him because the economy was great before the pandemic? Hu...

 2020-08-21 02:27 

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Dan Rather declares comedian Sarah Cooper a 'highlight' of the DNC Convention...

Comedian Sarah Cooper addressed the Democratic National Committee Convention on Thursday as Joe Biden prepared to formally accept the DNC nomination for president of the United States. Cooper has received widespread acclaim for her impersonations of the c...

 2020-08-21 02:09 

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WATCH: Trump threatens to send law enforcement to polling places during Fox News interview...

President Donald Trump phoned into Fox News on Thursday as he attempted counterprogramming during the Democratic National Convention that other networks were covering. Fox personality Sean Hannity asked if Trump would have poll watchers. "We're go...

 2020-08-21 01:47 

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WATCH: Democrats offer emotional tribute to John Lewis — with music by John Legend and Common...

On the fourth and final day of the Democratic National Convention, the party paid a lengthy and emotional tribute to the late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), the last of the original leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, who passed away earlier this ...

 2020-08-21 01:24 

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Biden goes to church so often 'he doesn't even need tear gas and federalized troops': Julia Louis-Dreyfus...

On Thursday, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to support Joe Biden for president — and weighed in on the former vice president's Catholic faith. "Joe Biden goes to church so regularly that he d...

 2020-08-21 01:18 

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Trump tweets 'you must have an ID' to get into the Democratic convention — which is all online...

On Thursday night, President Donald Trump demanded that more restrictions be placed on voting — and tweeted that if "you must have an ID" to get into the Democratic National Convention, you should have an ID to vote. To get into the Democrat...

 2020-08-21 00:47 

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WATCH LIVE: Joe Biden's most important speech ever given during his decades in public service...

Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden makes the most important speech of his long political career on Thursday as he accepts the party's nomination to take on Republican Donald Trump in an election taking place under the grim shadow of an unprece...

 2020-08-21 00:40 

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Ocasio-Cortez dunks on Trump after he says she is 'another beauty' who 'knows nothing'...

On Thursday, at President Donald Trump's campaign event in Pennsylvania, he took a pot shot at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), disparaging the Green New Deal and saying she's just "another beauty" who "probably never studied"...

 2020-08-21 00:37 

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Democrats gather at drive-ins to watch Joe Biden's DNC speech during coronavirus pandemic...

Former Vice President Joe Biden will formally accept the Democratic Party presidential nomination during a Thursday night speech. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the convention will be virtual and without a balloon drop. To gather together while social ...

 2020-08-21 00:11 

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Steve Bannon's fraud charges illustrate how Trump's 'economic populism' was all a lie: columnist...

On Thursday, writing for The Washington Post, columnist Greg Sargent outlined how the fraud charges against former Trump strategist Steve Bannon illustrate the broader fraudulence of Trump's political brand of "economic populism." "The wal...

 2020-08-20 23:49 

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Trump shouts he stands for 'LAW AND ORDER' — on the same day Steve Bannon was arrested by the feds on a yacht...

President Donald Trump on Thursday attempted to brand himself as the "law and order" candidate for president. Shortly after his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, pleaded not guilty to violating federal law in a scheme to defraud Trump support...

 2020-08-20 23:28 

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USPS won't reinstall postal boxes in key Senate battleground until after the election: report...

On Thursday, Montana reporter Maritsa Georgiou, who has been covering the Postal Service cutbacks, gave an update on the post boxes being removed in her state. According to Georgiou, Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) has been in contact with USPS over the removals, ...

 2020-08-20 22:51 

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House Oversight Committee demands to know if Trump is violating 'criminal statues' with RNC White House speech...

On Thursday, Politico reported that the House Oversight Committee has sent a letter to the Office of Special Counsel demanding clarification on "criminal statutes" surrounding President Donald Trump's decision to give his RNC acceptance speech...

 2020-08-20 22:48 

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European countries oppose US sanctions move on Iran — deepening rift at UN...

The United States formally began the process Thursday of activating a controversial mechanism aimed at reimposing sanctions on Iran, a move that was immediately rejected by European allies fighting to save the Iranian nuclear deal. Secretary of State Mike...

 2020-08-20 22:19 

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GOP architect of infamous gerrymander resigned — shortly before being charged with federal crimes...

On Thursday, The News & Observer reported that North Carolina state Rep. David Lewis, the powerful GOP chairman of the House Rules Committee, announced his resignation, effective immediately — just before being indicted by federal prosecutors. "...

 2020-08-20 22:16 

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Security of post-election vote count top worry: US official...

A top US official for election security said his biggest worry is the possibility of outside interference in a likely slow count of the votes the day after the November 3 presidential contest. Bill Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and...

 2020-08-20 22:05 

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Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle endorsed 'we build the wall' a $25 million scam that led to Bannon's arrest...

Several high-profile members of the Trump family and campaign, and allies tied to President Donald Trump are listed as endorsing the organization that ran a $25 million criminally fraudulent scam which led to former Trump advisor Steve Bannon's arrest...

 2020-08-20 21:46 

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Did Trump just accidentally confirm affair allegation from Stormy Daniels?...

President Donald Trump made an interesting observation during his trip to Pennsylvania Thursday afternoon that Washington Post reporter Phil Bump thinks may confirm a detail from Stormy Daniels about their affair. At one point in his speech, he began wavi...

 2020-08-20 21:37 

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Steve Bannon's border wall scheme became a huge success — thanks to Fox News: analysis...

On Thursday, writing for The Daily Beast, Justin Baragona, Maxwell Tani, Andrew Kirell explored how Fox News helped former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and veteran Brian Kolfage prop up their "We Build The Wall" scam, that led to federal charges....

 2020-08-20 21:37 

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More evacuations as massive fires rapidly expand in California...

A series of massive fires in northern and central California forced more evacuations as they quickly spread Thursday, sending plumes of smoke over the San Francisco area and dangerously affecting air quality. The blazes, most of which were touched off by ...

 2020-08-20 21:28 

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Not just Trump: The GOP is risking all by embracing right-wing conspiracy nuts...

The Republican Party is risking becoming a cult as it rejects reality to embrace unhinged conspiracy theories, according to a new report. "A small but growing number of Republicans — including a heavily favored Republican congressional candidate...

 2020-08-20 21:23 

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Critics say Trump push to sell fighter jets and armed drones to Emirates confirms US-Israel-UAE deal 'was never about peace'...

"Peace is not an arms deal to be made between anti-democratic regimes. It must be made between peoples." Middle East experts voiced fresh skepticism Wednesday about the supposed peace agreement the U.S. brokered between Israel and the United Arab ...

 2020-08-20 21:17 

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Former Republican CIA and FBI heads join with 70 national security officials to endorse Joe Biden...

The intelligence community appears to be rejecting another term of President Donald Trump. Reuters reported Thursday afternoon that the former Republican CIA and FBI chiefs will join 70 national security officials in endorsing former Vice President Joe Bi...

 2020-08-20 21:02 

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Steve Bannon's arrest shows 'grifts' of Trump's inner circle are catching up to them: columnist...

Writing in The New Yorker this Thursday, Eric Lach says that while Steve Bannon's arrest for fraud connected to the "We Build the Wall" campaign caught a lot of people in the political sphere off guard, we should have seen it coming. "It h...

 2020-08-20 20:58 

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USPS employees got an email today telling them not to talk to the press under any circumstances...

While the U.S. Postal Service is under attack, everyone from letter carriers to union chairs and those working behind the doors in processing facilities has sounded the alarm about what they're seeing from the top as part of the intentional mail slow ...

 2020-08-20 20:42 

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Trump doubles down on his outrageous claim about California fires: 'You've gotta clean your forests'...

President Donald Trump on Thursday once again doubled down on his demand that California clean their forest floors in an effort to prevent forest fires. "We gotta take care of the floors, you know, the floors of the forest," Trump claimed in 2018....

 2020-08-20 20:26 

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American Airlines to cut service to 15 smaller US markets...

American Airlines announced Thursday it will eliminate service to 15 smaller US markets as cash-strapped carriers downsize their operations to cope with the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The cuts, which will affect smaller airports in most regions of the Un...

 2020-08-20 20:25 

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Bayer to pay $1.6 billion to settle US claims over birth control device...

Pharmaceutical giant Bayer announced Thursday it had agreed to pay $1.6 billion to settle nearly all claims filed in the United States over controversial birth control implant Essure. "The company will pay approximately $1.6 billion to resolve these c...

 2020-08-20 20:18 

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Bannon bragged he was too clever to get indicted then he 'stepped in it in a big way': biographer...

Joshua Green, author of Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Nationalist Uprising, is speaking out in a New Yorker interview in the wake of Bannon being indicted for fraud. Ironically, Green was out in a boat in the middle of a lake wh...

 2020-08-20 20:10 

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Steve Bannon's arrest has Trump quaking in his golf shoes...

Thursday's arrest of Steve Bannon, the last manager of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, carries powerful messages that strike fear in The Donald. The arrest of Bannon and three others on fraud charges grows from a pair of 2019 DCReport articles by Gr...

 2020-08-20 20:03 

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'He wasn't born here': Trump announces Joe Biden birther theory at rally in Scranton, Pennsylvania...

President Donald Trump claimed on Thursday that his rival Joe Biden was not born where the facts say he was born. Trump made the remarks while holding a rally in Biden's birthplace, Scranton, Pennsylvania. "You know, he left like 70 years ago,"...

 2020-08-20 19:41 

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Trump directed Homeland Security to give $400 million to firm tied to Bannon's We Build the Wall scheme: report...

President Donald Trump was caught in a precarious position when one of his top former aides and former campaign CEO was indicted for fraud after running a fake effort to build the wall on the southern American border. Over a year ago, the Pentagon inspect...

 2020-08-20 19:39 

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Bannon's fundraising scam is the sort of grift right-wingers have been running on their own voters for decades: op-ed...

Writing in the Washington Post this Thursday, columnist Paul Waldman takes a look at the fall of Steve Bannon, the former Trump campaign operative and political operative, who was just arrested by the feds for the misappropriation of funds from a border w...

 2020-08-20 18:54 

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Jerry Falwell Jr vacationed on NASCAR mogul's yacht after lucrative sponsorship deal: report...

According to a new report from POLITICO, recently sidelined Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. used a 164-foot yacht owned by NASCAR mogul Rick Hendrick for family vacations in the wake of a sponsorship deal with Hendrick Motorsports and Liber...

 2020-08-20 18:52 

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Fauci recovering from surgery to remove throat polyp...

Top US government scientist Anthony Fauci was recovering after surgery on Thursday to remove a growth from his vocal cords that was giving him a gravelly voice. Fauci, who leads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was home and resti...

 2020-08-20 18:44 

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Ex-federal prosecutor wonders if Bannon will be so scared of jail he'll sell out Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner...

Former Trump campaign CEO and top White House aide Steve Bannon joined the list of former associates of President Donald Trump to be indicted. While this investigation includes wire fraud that has nothing to do with the president's other scandals invo...

 2020-08-20 18:18 

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Attorney General Bill Barr admits he knew of Bannon investigation when he fired top New York prosecutor...

Attorney General William Barr admitted on Thursday that he was aware that Steve Bannon was under investigation for fraud when he fired U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York. Following Bannon's ...

 2020-08-20 18:17 

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Manhattan DA seeking to reinstate fraud charges against ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort...

President Donald Trump's former 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort may be facing even more charges. The Manhattan District Attorney's office is seeking to reinstate charges of mortgage fraud it previously dropped. "The Manhattan DA's off...

 2020-08-20 18:15 

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Trump campaign falls flat after federal judge asks them for examples of mail-in ballot fraud...

After being asked by a Pennsylvania federal court judge to show evidence of its claims of fraud in the state's mail-in voting system, the Trump campaign has only been able to show a handful of cases of election fraud in recent years, none of which wer...

 2020-08-20 18:15 

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'It's a cover-up': White House accused of hiding Mnuchin's role in recruiting Postmaster General DeJoy...

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday accused the Trump White House of covering up the role Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin played in recruiting Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major Republican donor with no prior experience working for the...

 2020-08-20 18:02 

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Amazon indigenous protesters vow indefinite roadblock...

Armed with spears and bows, dozens of indigenous protesters in Brazil vowed Thursday to maintain a roadblock on a key highway until the authorities listen to their demands for help fighting COVID-19 and deforestation. Members of the Kayapo Mekranoti ethni...

 2020-08-20 17:51 

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Is staying out of jail Trump's real motive?...

You have noticed that Donald Trump surrounds himself with crimes and criminals. His first campaign manager was arrested for battery. His second was convicted and jailed for crimes related to Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in ...

 2020-08-20 17:37 

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'Stupid' Donald Trump Jr. mocked after trying to distance himself from Bannon's scheme...

In the wake of reports announcing the arrest of Steve Bannon over his connection to the "We Build the Wall" crowdfunding campaign that allegedly misappropriated the funds they raised, focus is circling back to Donald Trump Jr., who enthusiasticall...

 2020-08-20 17:12 

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Trump supporter brags that he 'went to jail for our president' after punching Biden-backing neighbor...

A supporter of President Donald Trump boasted this week about getting arrested for defending the honor of President Donald Trump from a neighbor who supports Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Local news station WESH reports that Tony Vullo of DeB...

 2020-08-20 17:05 

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As Dems go virtual, Republicans shun Covid fears on Wisconsin campaign trail...

Wisconsin is seen as a key battleground state in the upcoming presidential election with Trump winning there by just 1% of the vote in 2016. Both Democrats and Republicans have made the state a top campaign target but the Covid-19 crisis has prompted the ...

 2020-08-20 16:59 

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$600 million settlement in Flint water crisis...

The US state of Michigan has agreed to pay some $600 million to victims of the Flint water crisis, a health scandal that became a symbol of social injustice in America, officials said Thursday. The settlement could see payments to tens of thousands of peo...

 2020-08-20 16:59 

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Here's what the Senate Intel report tells us about Trump and a convicted ally's 39 phone calls during the 2016 election...

On August 18, the Senate Intelligence Committee released its bipartisan report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. One of the things addressed in the report is Donald Trump's phone conversations with veteran GOP operative Roger ...

 2020-08-20 16:55 

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Russian company investing in Kentucky mill is a 'proxy for the Kremlin': Senate Intelligence report...

Rusal, a Russian aluminum company, has invested heavily in a mill that the North American company Braidy Industries has planned for Eastern Kentucky — and according to a Senate Intelligence report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential ele...

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