GOP lawmaker calls on Falwell Jr. to resign over photo…


Date: August 08, 2020

01) GOP lawmaker calls on Falwell Jr. to resign over photo


“Rep. Mark Waller (R-NC) is calling on Jerry Falwell Jr. to resign as president of Liberty University, saying a now-deleted Instagram post showing Falwell with his pants unzipped and arm around a woman was part of a patter making him unfit to lead the evangelical Christian institution.
This isn’t the first time Falwell has had to apologize for a photo he posted on social media. In June 2020, he deleted a tweet that showed one person in black face and another in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe after black alumni and religious leaders spoke out against it and his “incendiary rhetoric” over the last several years.
Falwell was also roundly criticized in May for posting the photo with the racist figures, which was taken from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook.
In the offending tweet, which criticized Northam’s policy to require masks in public, the image was made to appear as though it was the design on a face mask.
That tweet, Falwell said, was intended to “remind all of the governor’s racist past.”

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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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