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A few hours later and the spread now is a 13.6% difference. Amazin!
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Republicans' big bet on the economy

GOP senators don't plan to act on new coronavirus aid until next month — a decision that could backfire come November.

 

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/08/republicans-recession-coronavirus-aid-307764

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'Ugh': Republicans cringe after Trump's attack on 75-year-old protester

Most GOP senators tried to deflect questions about the president's latest controversial tweet.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/09/republicans-deflect-questions-after-trump-tweet-75-year-old-protester-309075

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Donald Trump to restart election rallies on key slavery date

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53004628

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Blacks Will No Longer Be 'Chumps' For The Democrats (and podcast)

https://www.blackagendareport.com/blacks-will-no-longer-be-chumps-democrats

"The Black community has been a loyal constituency of the Democratic Party, but we get nothing. This is the moment when we stop being chumps."

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CORONAVIRUS

‘There is no emergency’: W.H. economic advisers shrug off feared ‘second wave’ of coronavirus

The remarks from two top aides come as new coronavirus hotspots continue to emerge across the United States.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/12/larry-kudlow-coronavirus-second-wave-314904

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I covered the Rodney King and Freddie Gray riots. This moment feels different. That's why I'm afraid

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/12/us/protests-rodney-king-freddie-gray-optimism-blake/index.html

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The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/99DumiDDOVM

"Jesse Ventura talks third party presidential run."

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It had nothing whatsoever to do with the absolutely terrible polling Trump is currently receiving, eh! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Juneteenth: Trump changes Tulsa Oklahoma rally date 'out of respect'

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53032664

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A 'panic button' moment for Senate Republicans

Democrat Theresa Greenfield took 46% in the poll to 43% for Republican Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst. As pollster J. Ann Selzer noted, it was the first poll since Ernst ran and won in 2014 that showed her trailing a general election opponent.

While those numbers don't suggest Ernst will lose -- Republicans have just begun to attack/define Greenfield after her primary win earlier this month -- they do make clear that a race that was seen on the fringes of being competitive now looks like a very real contest.

And that is t-r-o-u-b-l-e for Senate Republicans hoping to hold their narrow majority this fall.

Why? Because there are a whole lot of seats that independent handicappers see as at least as vulnerable as Iowa.

The Cook Political Report, for example, ranks Iowa as "leans Republican" along with both Georgia seats, Kansas and Montana. And they rank four more GOP seats -- Arizona, Colorado, Maine and North Carolina -- as toss-up, meaning they are the most endangered.

Do the math: That's nine seats. By contrast, Cook rates only two Democratic seats -- Alabama and Michigan -- as competitive. And when you consider that Democrats only need to net three seats to win back the majority if Biden wins the presidential race (and four if he doesn't), you can see why Republicans had a very bad Saturday night (and Sunday).

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/14/politics/us-election-2020-week-ahead/index.html

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The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/MP5wtWCs9j0

"Democrats blame Russia for racism and riots."

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Down, down he goes. Where he stops, nobody knows.

Trump is now 14.3% more unpopular than popular. 

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/?ex_cid=rrpromo

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Not surprising to see Canadian citizens stiffed by the Liberals like this as they protect their one percenter corporate buddies

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/transport-minister-marc-garneau-d...

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Shush John! This wasn't supposed to get out.

Trump sought Xi's help with re-election

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53086042

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John Bolton's Book: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Trump called journalists ‘scumbags’ who should be ‘executed,’ according to John Bolton’s new book

Trump said it would be ‘cool’ to invade Venezuela because the country is ‘really part of the United States,’ according to John Bolton’s new book

Bolton Says Trump Impeachment Inquiry Missed Other Troubling Actions

Pompeo meets Chinese officials amid Bolton book revelations

Bolton accuses Trump of lying in new ABC interview

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Kayleigh McEnany just compared an indoor Trump rally to ... baseball

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/17/politics/kayleigh-mcenany-tulsa-rally-trump/index.html

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John Bolton's Book: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Trump called journalists ‘scumbags’ who should be ‘executed,’ according to John Bolton’s new book

Trump said it would be ‘cool’ to invade Venezuela because the country is ‘really part of the United States,’ according to John Bolton’s new book

Bolton Says Trump Impeachment Inquiry Missed Other Troubling Actions

Pompeo meets Chinese officials amid Bolton book revelations

Bolton accuses Trump of lying in new ABC interview

Citing with approval the deranged serial liar, killthirsty Bolton because he attacks the vile Trump demonstrates the shallowness of those who pretend US tyranny and lies begins and ends with "Trump".

It’s Trump vs. Bolton, and I’m Rooting for a Meteor
By  William Rivers Pitt,

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The friction began almost immediately, though for a time it seemed Bolton would get the war with Iran he has yearned for since before the Iran-Contra scandal, another lethal endeavor with his fingerprints on it. Soon enough, however, it became clear to Bolton that Trump was unwilling to turn Tehran and Pyongyang into smoldering craters. The falling out between them was as inevitable as the tide, and Bolton took his notoriously copious notes and retreated into (alas) temporary obscurity.

....In his charge toward war in Iraq, Bolton sought to clear the field of those who could credibly dispute his baseless WMD claims. One such was José Bustani, a Brazilian diplomat who was head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a 145-nation body dedicated to thwarting the acquisition and spread of such deadly weapons. Bustani was widely respected, and had just been unanimously re-elected to his post when Bolton came calling.

Bustani was not buying what the Bush administration was peddling on Iraq, so Bolton arrived at OPCW headquarters in the Hague in March 2002 with a pointed message. According to a detailed report by The Intercept, Bolton told Bustani, “Cheney wants you out. We can’t accept your management style. You have 24 hours to leave the organization, and if you don’t comply with this decision by Washington, we have ways to retaliate against you. We know where your kids live. You have two sons in New York.”

So, yeah, let’s all line up to buy a book written by that guy. Few thought anyone would come along to give the rampant bloodlust of Henry Kissinger a run for its money, but here we are. In the U.S., war criminals write books, go on television and never see the inside of a courtroom. Bolton continues the vicious tradition.

https://truthout.org/articles/its-trump-vs-bolton-and-im-rooting-for-a-m...

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Sweet!

Elizabeth Warren to endorse progressive challenger Jamaal Bowman in primary against NY Rep. Eliot Engel

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/16/politics/elizabeth-warren-jamaal-bowman/index.html

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The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/JhsAkmNqkGM

"Foreclosure Apocalypse' is coming..."

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Klobuchar bows out of VP race

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NYT: Live Updates on Trump Rally

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/20/us/trump-rally-tulsa.html

"6 campaign workers test positive for virus as Trump supporters gather in Tulsa..."

 

FOX: 'Promises Kept': Live - Trump Rally in Tulsa

https://youtu.be/E_wKLOq-30M

"Saturday, 8 pm ET. This is the first event on this scale since the country went into lockdown..."

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NYT: Live Updates on Trump Rally

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/20/us/trump-rally-tulsa.html

"6 campaign workers test positive for virus as Trump supporters gather in Tulsa..."

 

FOX: 'Promises Kept': Live - Trump Rally in Tulsa

https://youtu.be/E_wKLOq-30M

"Saturday, 8 pm ET. This is the first event on this scale since the country went into lockdown..."

It seems very likely to me that each of Trump's coming rallies will spark a serious outbreak or 7 as those who become infected while screaming "Lock her up" and "Build the wall" go home and spread the virus to friends, family and co-workers. I think the effect will become so obvious that people will start betting pools on how many deaths each rally will cause. Sort of like pandemic fantasy football.

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and the Prez's suggested miracle cures -  Mr Clean, white light or  hydroxychloroquine won't help much either.

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Trump is supposed to be leading in Oklahoma by a large margin, so why is he having his rally in Tulsa tonite?  This is showing major weakness by the Trumpters, because if you were confident you would be going into Democratic territory.  

There is more going on here, as Trump's rally is within a stone's throw of a horrific event, that took place there in 1921.

Tulsa race massacre

The Tulsa race massacre (also called the Tulsa race riot, the Greenwood Massacre, or the Black Wall Street Massacre)[9][10][11][12][13][14] took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of white residents attacked black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District in TulsaOklahoma.[1] It has been called "the single worst incident of racial violence in American history."[15] The attack, carried out on the ground and from private aircraft, destroyed more than 35 square blocks of the district—at that time the wealthiest black community in the United States, known as "Black Wall Street".

More than 800 people were admitted to hospitals and as many as 6,000 black residents were interned at large facilities, many for several days.[16][17] The Oklahoma Bureau of Vital Statistics officially recorded 36 dead. A 2001 state commission examination of events was able to confirm 36 dead, 26 black and 10 white, based on contemporary autopsy reports, death certificates and other records.[1]:114 The commission gave overall estimates from 75–100 to 150–300 dead.[1]:13, 23

The massacre began over Memorial Day weekend after 19-year-old Dick Rowland, a black shoeshiner, was accused of assaulting Sarah Page, the 17-year-old white elevator operator of the nearby Drexel Building. He was taken into custody. After the arrest, rumors spread through the city that Dick Rowland was to be lynched. Upon hearing reports that a mob of hundreds of white men had gathered around the jail where Dick Rowland was being kept, a group of 75 black men, some of whom were armed, arrived at the jail with the intention of helping to ensure Dick Rowland would not be lynched. The sheriff persuaded the group of black men to leave the jail, assuring them that he had the situation under control. As the group of black men was leaving the premises, complying with the sheriff's request, a member of the mob of white men attempted to disarm one of the black men. A shot was fired, and then according to the reports of the sheriff, "all hell broke loose". At the end of the firefight, 12 people were killed: 10 white and 2 black.[18] As news of these deaths spread throughout the city, mob violence exploded.[2] White rioters rampaged through the black neighborhood that night and morning killing men and burning and looting stores and homes, and only around noon the next day Oklahoma National Guard troops managed to get control of the situation by declaring martial law. About 10,000 black people were left homeless, and property damage amounted to more than $1.5 million in real estate and $750,000 in personal property (equivalent to $32.25 million in 2019). Their property was never recovered nor were they compensated for it.

Many survivors left Tulsa, while black and white residents who stayed in the city were silent for decades about the terror, violence, and losses of the event. The massacre was largely omitted from local, state, and national histories.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_race_massacre

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Too bad Trump can't take a hint!

Belmont Stakes: Tiz the Law wins Triple Crown event before empty stands

https://www.fox23.com/news/trending/belmont-stakes-tiz-law-wins-triple-crown-event-before-empty-stands/XCUNEI7RMJDLNL7O76VDMWMCBA/

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Trump had better be careful. He is an old man. He won't wear a mask. He is in a high risk category if he gets sick with the virus.

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Thank goodness some of Trump's fans are a little bit smarter than he is, eh!

Trump wanted big crowds at his comeback rally. They didn’t show up.

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-06-20/trump-rally-controversy-tulsa

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Perhaps the Democrats are a bit smarter than we give them credit for, eh!

This is what happened tonight. I’m dead serious when I say this. The teens of America have struck a savage blow against

@realDonaldTrump

. All across America teens ordered tickets to this event. The fools on the campaign bragged about a million tickets. lol.

@ProjectLincoln

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https://twitter.com/SteveSchmidtSES/status/1274486428160811009

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The results are in from Day One of the Election Camapign

Teens: One......Trump: Zero

Actually you just got ROCKED by teens on TikTok who flooded the Trump campaign w/ fake ticket reservations & tricked you into believing a million people wanted your white supremacist open mic enough to pack an arena during COVID

https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1274499021625794565

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