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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say
Final Trump-Biden debate will feature 'mute' button after chaotic first clash
Debate commission says it will mute Trump, Biden while opponent talks
Trump ‘running angry,’ attacks polls, press and Dr. Fauci
DOJ says Trump acted in his official capacity when denying E. Jean Carroll's rape allegation
U.S. Supreme court rejects Republican bid to limit mail-in voting in Pennsylvania
Trump tells Arizona rally Biden’s lucky Barr hasn’t locked him up
Trump says he will participate in debate with Biden, but thinks it is unfair
Trump's scorched earth style overshadows campaign's message in final weeks
Republicans doubt Mnuchin and Pelosi can come up with a stimulus deal they can support
Trump claims he could out-raise Biden by calling Wall Street, energy execs
Why Trump's 'BOFFO' rally strategy could cost him the election
Senate Republicans cringe at Trump's stimulus negotiations
ExxonMobil on hypothetical Trump call: "Just so we're all clear, it never happened"
Tennessee poll worker fired after turning away voters in Black Lives Matter shirts, masks
Tennessee court rules first-time registered voters don't need to vote in person
Senate to work through weekend to push Barrett onto court
There's no one left to rein in Trump's reckless rally strategy as virus rages
Meadows teases Biden family connection with Romania to surface 'in the days to come'
Florida breaks first-day early voting record with 350K ballots cast
US election 2020: Trump and Biden feud over...

Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Monday, October 19, 2020

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Trump goes after Fauci, tries to buck up his campaign team
Listen to leaked call of Trump bashing Fauci
Trump aide Meadows unsure Senate GOP will approve a $1.8 trillion coronavirus stimulus
Weakened U.S. consumer watchdog expected to bite back if Biden wins election
Ratcliffe says Hunter Biden laptop, emails 'not part of some Russian disinformation campaign'
Birx confronted Pence about Atlas
Decision on subpoena for Trump tax returns now in hands of Supreme Court
Top military leaders cleared to return to work at Pentagon
Trump calls Fauci a 'disaster' and says it would be a 'bomb' if he fired him

Early voting begins in Florida; Trump and Fauci spar - updates
Trump forced to play defense against Biden as campaign heads into final stretch
Birx tells friends she was relieved after Trump adviser Scott Atlas' inaccurate mask tweet was removed
U.S. early voting approaches record 30 million mark
Top pro-Trump super PAC takes aim at Biden in new $10M ad blitz
Hunter Biden's laptop: A Russian trick, a hack-job — or just what it looks like?
Will a COVID-19 stimulus deal be struck by Tuesday? What we know about relief negotiations
Facebook suspends account of Ukrainian politician working with Giuliani
House Republicans urge Barr to appoint special counsel to probe alleged Biden revelations
6 Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign
Trump Rails Against 'Fauci And These Idiots' In Campaign Call
Trump campaign sends letter to debate commission asking for more focus on foreign policy
Senate Republicans offer constitutional amendment to block Supreme Court packing...

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Argentina passes 1 million cases as virus hits Latin America

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Argentina has reached a grim milestone in the pandemic, becoming the fifth country in the world to surpass 1 million coronavirus cases
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NTSB to vote on probable cause of fatal California boat fire

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Federal authorities are expected to vote on what likely sparked a fire aboard a scuba dive boat last year that killed 34 people off the coast of Southern California
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Trump says US will remove sanctions on Sudan in historic new chapter in relations

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Trump tweeted that he will remove Sudan from the state sponsors of terrorism list in a historic move that marks a new chapter in relations between the two countries.
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How Trump plowed through $1 billion, losing cash advantage

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President Donald Trump’s sprawling political operation raised well over $1 billion since he took the White House in 2017 — and set a lot of it on fire
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Journalist Yashar Ali claims adviser for LA Mayor Eric Garcetti forcibly kissed him for over a decade

  • News source: Edmund DeMarche
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Yashar Ali, a prominent journalist, posted an article late Monday claiming that one of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s top advisers “forcibly kissed” him over the span of a decade and cited sources that described the mayor as an ambitious politician willing to overlook these alleged encounters.

Ali titled his article on Substack, “Exclusive: Mayor of Los Angeles Repeatedly Witnessed Top Adviser’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct."

He wrote that from 2005 through 2015, Rick Jacobs, the adviser, would forcibly kiss him on the lips at various events. Ali...
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Paris train hero making waves in Oregon congressional race: reports

  • News source: David Aaro
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Oregon’s 4th District congressional race has turned into a competitive and high-spending affair, as a Republican anti-terrorism hero takes on a 34-year Democratic incumbent.

Alek Skarlatos, 28, a former Oregon National Guardsman, and political novice, was one of three Americans who famously thwarted a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train back in 2015. He now appears to be giving Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, a run for his money.

“There’s a sleeper race bucking the trend in southwestern Oregon, where a bona fide anti-terrorism hero is running...
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Trump launches $55M ad blitz in final stretch

  • News source: Paul Steinhauser
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President Trump's re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) are carpeting the airwaves the final two weeks leading up to Election Day on Nov. 3 with a massive $55 million ad blitz that will run in the key battleground states that will decide the winner of the White House race.

In a conference call Monday with news organizations including Fox News, the president’s re-election team unveiled their closing ad launch. Campaign manager Bill Stepien touted that “these are heavy buys” and noted that “this is approximately a 40%...
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NJ Attorney General is suing Trump administration over Tweet

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New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is suing the Trump administration over claims the president made earlier this year on social media regarding low-income housing and its connection to rises in crime.

Trump tweeted about the issue in July, referencing an Obama-era Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulation he'd rescinded.

Secretary Ben Carson announced the change, which returned certain federal powers to the states and eliminated arduous paperwork.

"I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you...
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Jeff Bridges: Oscar-winning US actor reveals he has lymphoma

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The Big Lebowski actor acknowledges it "is a serious disease" but says his prognosis is good.
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Trump tells Arizona rally Biden’s lucky Barr hasn’t locked him up

  • News source: Edmund DeMarche
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President Trump on Monday continued to try and portray Joe Biden, his Democratic challenger, as a “corrupt politician” and said the former vice president is lucky Attorney General William Barr was so fair because he knows people that “would have had him locked up five weeks ago.”


“Bill Barr is a very nice man,” Trump told a rally in Prescott, Ariz. “And a very fair man.” He said somebody else wouldn’t take all that "crap and corruption.”

Trump was likely referring to recent reports about emails...
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Live Updates: 2020 presidential race heats up 2 weeks before Election Day

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The presidential race is heating up between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, as they continue to battle just two weeks before Election Day.

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) will mute both candidates during the two-minute response times allotted to their opponents for commenting on topics for Thursday's final debate in Nashville, Tenn.

Follow below for more updates on the 2020 presidential race. Mobile users click here.
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American plans flights with Boeing 737 Max by year-end

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TV station security guard charged with murder

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A television station security guard accused of fatally shooting a pro-police demonstrator following opposing rallies has been charged with second-degree murder
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Biden backers have looming sense of deja vu

  • News source: Bradford Betz
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With multiple polls predicting a clear Biden victory in the November Election, Democrats are getting an uncomfortable sense of déjà vu given that polls in the final weeks of the 2016 election overwhelmingly predicted a victory for Hillary Clinton.

In many national polls, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads Trump by 10 or more points. A new public opinion poll by EPIC/MRA earlier this month, showed Biden leading Trump 48%-39% among likely voters.

Yet at this same time in 2016, many Democrats – and even some Republicans – were convinced...
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SCOTUS nixes motion against Pennsylvania mail ballot extension

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Pennsylvania can accept mail ballots received up to three days after Election Day, despite objections from state Republicans, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday evening.

The high court split 4-4 on a motion from the top Republicans in the Pennsylvania Senate to halt a ruling from the state's top court. Amid mail delivery delays, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court had ruled in September that the late ballots would be accepted so long as they don't have a postmark clearly showing they were mailed after Election Day.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic...
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