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North Carolina Will Relax Social Distancing Guidelines for Republican National Convention – Politics Article

The state of North Carolina will relax its restrictions on public gatherings for the Republican National Convention (RNC) scheduled August 21 – 24. The state’s health director and chief medical officer, Elizabeth Cuervo Tilson, said the Department of Health and Human Services, wrote in a letter to the RNC that restrictions on gatherings of more than 10 people will need to be relaxed for the event. “In the spirit of accommodating the unique interests and needs of the convention, we…

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Joe Biden & Catholicism: Candidate Challenged to Condemn Attacks on Catholic Church – Politics Article

Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Del., June 1, 2020. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) The presumptive Democrat nominee, former senator, and, so says Politico, “devout Catholic [who] has recited Scripture on the 2020 campaign trail and is known to carry rosary beads in his pocket,” has been challenged by CatholicVote to do something that should come easily to any devout Catholic, indeed to devout non-Catholics: “publicly condemn the disturbing attacks on Catholic saints, symbols, churches,…

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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) on Trump, the economy, COVID and the election – Politics Article

Home Elections Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) on Trump, the economy, COVID and the election Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell of California joins me to discuss Donald Trump, the Coronavirus, the economy, Bill Barr, the fall election, and his own presidential run. You can watch a Zoom video version of the interview, or the podcast-audio-only version, below. This is one of our free episodes. To support our podcast, and check out our entire two-year library of shows, please become a subscriber over…

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Trump Campaign Slammed for Running Ad Using Doctored Photo of Joe Biden – Politics Article

President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has come under fire for running an ad using a doctored photo of his opponent, Democrat Joe Biden. The ad falsely depicts Biden as “hiding” alone in his basement using an image that was edited to remove several other people. Deep in the heart of Delaware, Joe Biden sits in his basement. Alone. Hiding. Diminished. pic.twitter.com/0QVsbp2iis — Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) August 5, 2020 But the ruse was noticed almost immediately. The…

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On Presidential Debates | National Review – Politics Article

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speak during their presidential town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., October 9, 2016. (Jim Young/Reuters) Jim Geraghty is right to question the sincerity of the chorus of left-leaning voices suddenly advocating or rationalizing the cancellation of this fall’s presidential debates. Some of the arguments he cites depend, whether explicitly or implicitly, on the contention that the format of a televised presidential debate will somehow significantly…

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President Trump Issues Challenge To Nevada Over Mail-In Voting – Politics Article

President Donald Trump threatened a lawsuit against the state of Nevada on Monday, after they passed a mail-in voting bill on Sunday night. Most Nevada Voting To Be By Mail Nevada Democrats held a special legislative session on Sunday night, ensuring the presidential election in November would be mostly done by mail-in voting. Assembly Bill 4, one of Governor Steve Sisolak’s “top items” on his special session agenda. The legislation will give every single voter a mail-in ballot, and even…

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Kansas Senate Race: Democrats Spend $5.3 Million to Boost GOP Senate Candidate – Politics Article

Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer during his speech at a campaign rally in Topeka, Kan., October 6, 2018. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) Can Republicans really blow a Senate race in Kansas, a state that hasn’t sent a Democrat to the upper chamber since 1932? Top Republicans and Democrats in Washington say the answer is yes. And their actions reveal they really mean it. A shadowy Democratic super PAC has spent $5.3 million attacking GOP candidate Roger Marshall in order to boost…

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How Donald Trump can still win the 2020 election, with campaign expert Matt Robison – Politics Article

Home Elections How Donald Trump can still win the 2020 election, with campaign expert Matt Robison Former Democratic congressional staffer, campaign manager, and blogger Matt Robison joins us to talk about the latest 2020 election news. Is Donald Trump in a political death spiral or can he come back? Should Democrats invite Republicans to endorse Biden at the convention? And why the hell are we even thinking of sending kids back to school right now? All that and more in today’s episode…

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What Would Be the Best Way to Run against a Biden-Rice Ticket? – Politics Article

Over on the home page, I take a look at 20 things you probably didn’t know about Susan Rice — and Benghazi isn’t one of them, because you almost certainly already know about that. In about a week, that list is going to look prescient and important . . . or quickly forgotten. And I noted in today’s Jolt that if Joe Biden instinctively surrounds himself with familiar faces he already knows and trusts, then I think Rice is the…

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Biden & Abortion: Reversing Mexico City Policy Is Unpopular with Democrats – Politics Article

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Wilmington, Del., July 14, 2020. (Leah Millis/Reuters) As John McCormack noted earlier this morning, several House Democrats are pushing a bill creatively titled the “Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act of 2020,” which they describe as the first legislative effort to repeal the Helms amendment. Since the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, Congress has routinely attached the Helms amendment to fiscal bills to prohibit U.S. foreign aid…

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Joe Biden’s Vice President Pick — Karen Bass? Really? – Politics Article

Rep. Karen Bass (D., Calif.) speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 17, 2020. (Kevin Dietsch/Reuters) I have a gut feeling that most Americans will not react enthusiastically to a vice-presidential selection that they’ve never heard of before. This is a separate question from whether someone with low name recognition would make a good vice president. I just think that if someone’s first reaction to a running mate announcement is, “Wait, who?” then that selection will have some skepticism…

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How Democrat Governors Continue To Keep States Locked Down Is Mind-Boggling – Politics Article

The original purpose of the lockdown was to flatten the curve so that hospitals wouldn’t be overrun with patients. We have done that and found various ways to treat patients that we didn’t know before. These Democrats want to keep the economy on life support until the election because they think it will help them; it will backfire. The death rate continues to go down as physicians figure out how to treat this. If you are healthy and under the…

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