Mitch McConnell to Republicans: Avoid Trump…


Date: August 07, 2020

01) Mitch McConnell to Republicans: Avoid Trump


“Trump isn’t gonna like this.

Less than three months before election day, evidence is mounting that President Trump is losing political influence in Washington and facing the early onset of “lame duck” status as Republican leaders in Congress increasingly appear willing to defy or rebuff him.

In recent days, GOP lawmakers who once saluted — or at least didn’t publicly oppose — Trump initiatives have thrown cold water on some of his ideas and proposals — rejecting his suggestion to delay the Nov. 3 election, repudiating his unsubstantiated claims that mail-in-voting leads to mass fraud, eliminating funds for a new FBI headquarters across from his hotel, and snubbing his calls for a payroll tax cut.

Although the nation is in a deep economic slump, with more than 31 million Americans seeking jobless benefits, Trump has shown little interest in twisting arms in Congress to negotiate another coronavirus financial relief package that would extend unemployment benefits and help school districts struggling during the pandemic.

Citation:
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-08-07/trump-losing-his-grip-on-gop-wields-less-influence-as-crises-mount

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Krystal and Emily: Leftist Senate Candidate STUNS Establishment After Being Outraised By Millions…


Date: August 07, 2020

01) Krystal and Emily: Leftist Senate Candidate STUNS Establishment After Being Outraised By Millions


“Krystal Ball and Emily Jashinsky discuss Marquita Bradshaw’s Senate primary win in Tennessee. Bradshaw beat James Mackler, she’ll face GOP candidate Bill Hagerty in November.”

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BREAKING: New York AG Letitia James sues to dissolve the NRA…


Date: August 06, 2020

01) BREAKING: New York AG Letitia James sues to dissolve the NRA


“New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) on Thursday announced a lawsuit that aims to dissolve the National Rifle Association (NRA), alleging that the powerful pro-gun interest group violated state law governing nonprofit organizations.

Citation:
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/510864-new-york-attorney-general-sues-to-dissolve-the-national-rifle

I have a hard time seeing this succeeding.

They might have something on specific individuals…but dissolving an entire organization, made up of everyday people in the population?

That would set an extremely dangerous precedent…not that I’m shocked to see them trying to set such a precedent.

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[Yang Speaks] Anand Giridharadas: Democrats don’t know how to talk…


Date: August 06, 2020

01) Anand Giridharadas: Democrats don’t know how to talk


“Andrew and Zach recap the Big Tech hearings in Congress and take a closer look at some of Amazon’s anti-competitive practices. Bestselling author Anand Giridharadas joins to talk about why philanthropy won’t save us and tries to solve Democrats’ messaging problem.

Yang Speaks is Andrew Yang’s new podcast where he discusses ideas on moving the country forward and shares conversations with leaders in tech, sports, entertainment, entrepreneurship, and politics. Find the latest episodes here on YouTube or on https://yangspeaks.com

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