Election experts say President Trump’s messaging, the pandemic and other factors are creating a tension around casting ballots not seen since the Jim Crow era.
In an internal announcement, the Justice Department created an exception to a decadeslong policy meant to prevent prosecutors from taking overt investigative steps that might affect the outcome of the vote.
Muslims sue for being targeted by the FBI Washington Post
The move comes as President Trump promotes a false narrative of widespread voter fraud ahead of the election.
Head of White House security office is ‘gravely ill with coronavirus and has been hospitalized since September’ – raising suspicions that it was him who brought the virus to the center of government Daily Mail
New Healthcare Executive Order Angry Bear
Trump believes he took action on Healthcare with an Executive Order protecting people with pre-existing conditions and also by eliminating surprise billing. He did not.
Then there is the fact that a front group for Koch Industries, Freedom Partners, spread staff throughout the Trump administration and mapped out their marching orders for Trump in a formal memorandum on which he delivered: withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord; massive tax cuts for corporations and the one percent; turning the Environmental Protection Agency into a shadow of its former self. And on the very day of Trump’s inauguration, Koch Industries’ law firm, Jones Day, sent 12 of its law partners to take on key posts in the Trump administration. (See How Did Koch Industries’ Law Firm Grab Control at the White House?)
The bottom line is … Koch Industries … put Donald Trump in the White House and right-wing Republicans in Congress by funding a climate of fear, hate and distrust. There is growing evidence that the scene is being replayed in this election.
The Crime of Barbados Resumen
Today marks the 44th anniversary of the horrendous crime of 1976 when a terrorist bomb blew a Cubana airliner out of the sky over Barbados. Seventy-three people died and their memory will forever be a scar-proof wound in the very heart of the Cuban Homeland.
Protests against police brutality continue in Chile Peoples Dispatch
The situation may be ‘similar to World War I’ [well, not World War I, but the U.S. is engaged in a war buildup]
John McCain a war criminal, not a war hero Liberation
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