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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Thursday, August 13, 2020

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Warning on Russia adds questions about Senate’s Biden probe
Financial disclosures reveal postmaster general's business entanglements and likely conflicts of interest, experts say
College football is disappearing. MAGA world is blaming the left.
Facebook beefs up anti-misinfo efforts ahead of US election
Biden hits back after Trump's attacks on Harris
Pennsylvania restaurant owners plan ‘revolution’ against Dem governor’s coronavirus limits: report
Trump bashes Kamala Harris as "very weak on facts"
Virus-proofing NFL facilities is a tall, masked task
Exclusive: Trump administration asks court to dismiss Big Tech's challenge to social media executive order
Top Facebook Official: Our Aim Is To Make Lying On the Platform 'More Difficult'
Author claims Harris 'deep-sixed' release of documents ID'ing clergy accused of sex abuse as city DA
Americans, go home: Tension at Canada-US border
Trump and allies grapple with how to target Harris
In China, fears of financial Iron Curtain as U.S. tensions rise
Doug Schoen breaks down Democratic House primaries, says far-left has shown staying power
Donald Trump to campaign in 4 states — including in Joe Biden's hometown — during week of Democratic National Convention
Trump leans into off-the-wall race-baiting in remarks about American suburbs as Biden's electoral fortunes rise
Biden-Harris: 'Most pro-equality ticket in history'
Biden, Harris lash Trump at debut of historic VP choice
Ghislaine Maxwell fails to obtain delay in unsealing documents
DeVos accuses teachers unions of concern with 'alternative agendas' like 'defunding police' over students...

Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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We just saw the first pandemic debate
Biden, Harris lash Trump at debut of historic VP choice
Trump calls Democratic demands 'ridiculous' as blame traded over virus aid stalemate
Trump campaign spox rips GOP congressman over rejection of QAnon conspiracy
Harris VP pick draws mixed reaction from progressives
Republicans rush to condemn Kamala Harris, but their message is all over the place
Harris embraces VP nominee attack dog role, says case against Trump ‘open and shut’
New Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un
McCarthy faces QAnon squeeze
Trump administration can enforce green card wealth test in most states, court rules
Radical or moderate? Trump paints Democratic ticket as both
‘Reopen!’ refresh: Trump adds masks, CDC assist in plea for in-person school
Chris Wallace: Kamala Harris 'not far to the left despite what Republicans are gonna try to say'
Puerto Rico ordered to resume primary after ballot shortage suspended election
Trump touts administration’s guidelines for reopening schools
Exclusive: Harris could help Biden with women, young voters, maybe some Republicans too - Reuters/Ipsos poll
Funding For Postal Service, Mail-In Voting Stall Coronavirus Relief Talks
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris say Trump has left US 'in tatters'
Talks of merging coronavirus aid with government funding has experts worried
Biden raised $26 million in a day after picking Harris for VP...

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Biden and Harris set for briefing and speeches on coronavirus pandemic Thursday

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(CNN)Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, are set to appear together in Delaware for a second consecutive day for a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic.

The two are set to receive a Thursday briefing from a panel of public health experts assembled by Biden's campaign. Biden has for months been receiving private briefings from a group of health experts who are advising his campaign on pandemic policies, as well as whether and how the former vice president can hold in-person events.

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Kamala Harris, despite law-and-order rep, repeatedly hit for leniency during prosecutor years

  • News source: Tyler Olson
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Sen. Kamala Harris, who this week was announced as Joe Biden's vice presidential running mate, has received high-profile criticism from the left for her record as a tough prosecutor -- but Harris also stirred controversy during that period for allegedly going easy on criminal defendants in a number of cases, including by refusing to seek the death penalty for a cop killer.

Some of Harris' decisions not to seek punishments to the full extent of the law as the San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general illuminate the complexity of...
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Marsha Blackburn calls Biden-Harris 'by far the most radical' left Democrat ticket

  • News source: Joshua Nelson
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“The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., ticket is by far the most radical leftist ticket that the Democratic Party has ever put forward,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn said on Wednesday night.

Blackburn, R-Tenn., told “Fox News @ Night,” “When you look at Senator Harris's record and look at her vote, she's for the Green New Deal. She's for socialized medicine. She is for confiscating your guns. She kind of giggles about the Second Amendment. She is somebody who would support sanctuary cities. She's for...
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AOC challenges Trump to release college transcript after he calls her 'poor student'

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez goaded President Trump to release his own college transcript after he called her a “poor student” on Fox Business Thursday morning.

“AOC was a poor student,” Trump said. “This is not even a smart person, other than she's got a good line of stuff. I mean, she goes out and she yaps."

The president added that Democrats are “all afraid of her.”

“Let’s make a deal, Mr. President,” the New York Democrat retorted. “You release your college transcript, I’ll release mine, and we’ll see who was the better student.

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Supreme Court denies GOP request to block order relaxing Rhode Island absentee ballot requirements

  • News source: Ronn Blitzer
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The Supreme Court Thursday rejected the Republican National Committee's request to temporarily block a lower court’s order that relaxed Rhode Island’s absentee voting requirements.

In a 6-3 decision, the court ruled that it will not grant a stay in the case of RNC vs. Common Cause Rhode Island, which centered on whether two witnesses or a notary public must be present when a voter signs their absentee ballot. The court noted that state election officials support the decree and none have opposed it.

75% OF AMERICANS CAN VOTE BY MAIL IN 2020, REPORT...
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US intel report on Russia could undercut Trump's hopes for Durham probe

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(CNN)The US intelligence community assessment that Russian interference in the 2020 election favors President Donald Trump threatens to undercut his hopes that prosecutor John Durham will discredit the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation into his 2016 campaign.

Trump and allies, including Attorney General William Barr, have questioned whether the Russians showed a preference for Trump in 2016. But the US intelligence assessment released last week makes clear the Russians are doubling down on their pro-Trump efforts to undermine Joe Biden's...
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Israel and the UAE have established 'full normalization of relations,' Trump says

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(CNN)President Donald Trump announced Thursday that Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reached a "historic" peace agreement.

As part of the deal, Israel will "suspend" plans to annex parts of the West Bank, according to a joint Israel-UAE-US statement that Trump tweeted Thursday morning.

Trump told reporters in the Oval office that he had a call with the leaders from both countries who had agreed to exchange embassies and ambassadors and "begin cooperation across the board." He said he expected other countries to follow the UAE's lead on...
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United Nations refugee agency blasts US asylum limits

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(CNN)The United Nations refugee agency raised alarm over Trump administration rules limiting asylum claims, arguing in a new court filing that the plan could run afoul of the US' international obligations.

Over the course of Donald Trump's presidency, the administration has released a series of regulations putting strict restrictions on asylum, setting up a number of obstacles for migrants seeking refuge in the US. At issue in Thursday's filing is a policy that would bar people who illegally cross the US-Mexico border from claiming asylum outside of...
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No new relief in sight for Americans waiting on virus aid

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Off-duty cop's 911 call about Black youths raises questions

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Amid pressure from activists and community leaders, a prosecutor has asked New York State Police for the case file on an incident in which an off-duty police officer claimed he had been shot at by a group of Black people
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Federal appeals court: Male-only draft is constitutional

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A federal appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of the all-male military draft system
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Biden-Harris ticket is 'Trojan horse for socialism,' says Marc Thiessen

  • News source: Caleb Parke
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The mainstream media is trying to portray presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as moderates, which is false, Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen told "America's Newsroom" Thursday.

The American Enterprise Institute scholar warned the Biden-Harris ticket is just a "Trojan horse" with "an army of socialists waiting to get inside the White House gates and wreak havoc on our country."

JOE BIDEN-KAMALA HARRIS TICKET WAS EARLY 'CHRISTMAS PRESENT' TO MY FATHER, SAYS ERIC TRUMP

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Trump administration proposes new showerhead rules

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The U.S. government issued a proposal Wednesday to change the definition of a showerhead in an effort to let more water flow, following complaints from President Trump.

"Under DOE’s proposed definition, each showerhead included in a product with multiple showerheads would separately be required to meet the 2.5 gpm standard established in EPCA," the proposal read.

Since 1992, federal law has dictated that new showerheads shouldn’t pour more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute (9.5 liters). As newer shower fixtures came out with multiple nozzles...
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US jobless claims below 1m for first time since March

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The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment has dipped below 1 million for the first time since March.

About 963,000 people sought the benefits last week, down from nearly 1.2 million the week before, the Labor Department said.

The figures have been subsiding since peaking at 6.9 million in late March.

But they remain extremely high, driving debate in Washington over the need for further stimulus.

More than 28 million people - nearly one in five American workers - were still collecting benefits in the week ended 25 July, the Labor...
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Trump says he opposes funding USPS because of mail-in voting

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(CNN)President Donald Trump said Thursday that he opposes much-needed funding for the United States Postal Service because he doesn't want to see it used for mail-in voting this November.

By directly linking USPS funding to mail-in voting, Trump is fueling allegations that he is trying to manipulate the postal system for political gain. The pandemic has led to record-shattering levels of voting-by-mail, but Trump has tried to restrict the voting method because he says it will hurt his re-election and Republicans across the board.

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