The 10 Senate seats mostlikely to flip in 2020

More troops say they’ll vote
for Biden than Trump: poll 55 replies

Posted by Ribicon 8/31/2020 9:39:21 AM Post Reply

More active-duty U.S. troops say they’ll vote for former Vice President Joseph R. Biden than President Trump in the November election, a new poll shows, continuing a steady decline in the commander in chief’s favorability ratings among service members. A Military Times survey released Monday found that if the election were held today, 41% of active-duty troops say they’d vote for Mr. Biden, compared to just 37% for the president. Another 13% said they intend to back a third-party candidate, while 9% said they’d skip the presidential election altogether. The Military Times surveyed 1,018 active-duty troops for the poll.

Biden condemns violence
in Portland and calls on
Trump to do the same 47 replies

Posted by Dreadnought 8/31/2020 10:18:12 AM Post Reply

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is forcefully condemning the violent protests that took one life in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday evening, calling on President Donald Trump to do the same. “The deadly violence we saw overnight in Portland is unacceptable,” Biden said in a statement on Sunday. “I condemn this violence unequivocally. I condemn violence of every kind by anyone, whether on the left or the right. And I challenge Donald Trump to do the same.” Biden is expected to travel to southwestern Pennsylvania on Monday to deliver remarks intended to contrast

Pressure mounts on Barr DOJ to
identify funders, organizers of violent riots 47 replies

Posted by Pluperfect 8/31/2020 4:38:21 AM Post Reply

Conservative pressure is mounting on Attorney General William Barr and his Justice Department to ratchet up investigations of violent rioters across the country, specifically to identify those funding and organizing the mayhem. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Calif., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, made weekend appeals for DOJ to take action to cut off funding and logistical support for the groups of rioters that have terrorized and destroyed American cities for months.

Appeals court denies Michael Flynn and
Justice Department’s effort to end his case 37 replies

Posted by Ladyhawke 8/31/2020 12:54:00 PM Post Reply

A federal appeals court ruled Monday against Michael Flynn and the Justice Department in their request to quickly shut down his criminal case. The 8-2 decision restores power to a judge to question the Justice Department’s moves in the politically divisive case, when Attorney General William Barr dropped charges against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser earlier this year despite twice pleading guilty to lying under oath to lying to the FBI.
Flynn had fought District Judge Emmet Sullivan’s decision to ask a third-party lawyer to argue against the Justice Department’s dismissal in the case, and his plans to hold a hearing, which has not yet happened.

‘Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft
spot for rioters? Really?’ Joe Biden slams
Donald Trump for linking him to violence and
accuses president of ‘poisoning our very democracy’
in Pittsburgh speech denouncing rival’s leadership 30 replies

Posted by Imright 8/31/2020 5:31:23 PM Post Reply

Joe Biden ridiculed President Donald Trump for some of the attacks he’s made about the Democrat, while making the case he’s the president who can bring people together, the opposite of Trump, who Biden said was ‘poisoning our very democracy.’ ‘You know me, you know my heart, you know my story, my family story – ask yourself, do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really?’ Biden said from Mill 19, a converted steel mill, on a Monday trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pushing back on team Trump’s assertion that Biden’s a leftist in cahoots with the most destructive protesters.

Skyrocketing demolition costs for
riot-damaged Minneapolis, St.. Paul
properties delay rebuilding 29 replies

Posted by Ribicon 8/31/2020 12:20:19 PM Post Reply

One day after rioters destroyed the Sports Dome retail complex in St. Paul, a construction crew hired by the city knocked the building down because it was dangerously unstable. Then the city presented the property owners with a $140,000 bill for what it would cost to haul away the debris. “We were really upset about that,” said property owner Jay Kim, whose insurance policy covers a maximum of $25,000 in demolition costs. “We thought that was high. But we didn’t know how much demolition would cost at the time.” Like dozens of other investors whose properties were severely damaged in the May riots,

When NBA, MLB And NHL Players
Picked Jacob Blake To Be Their
Saint, They Chose Poorly 27 replies

Posted by RockyTCB 8/31/2020 7:03:14 AM Post Reply

The officer who shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been tried and convicted by Democrats, the media, and truth-be-damned activists before the case is resolved. It’s a mirror image of the Michael Brown shooting (the officer was cleared) in Ferguson, Missouri, and the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd (the officer has yet to go to trial). The difference is this time, pro athletes, pampered and well-paid, joined the mob.
They should be ashamed of their behavior. They quit on the employers who pay their soaring salaries, and estranged themselves from their fans, who provide the dollars the owners

Biden to address racial tensions on Monday 27 replies

Posted by Pluperfect 8/31/2020 4:01:18 AM Post Reply

I have to admit, I came close to titling this, “Guess where Joe Biden will not go on Monday?” to play off Karen’s piece on Trump’s Kenosha visit but decided to pass. Humor is not really my forte if I’m honest, so it makes more sense to go with a different lede. Joe Biden is going to address racial tensions on Monday, but the talk won’t originate from Wisconsin. POLITICO reports Biden’s decision to skip Wisconsin is because of Trump’s visit (emphasis mine).Two sources with knowledge of the former vice president’s travel discussions say that while Biden is expected to travel, he will steer clear

Trump still plans to visit Kenosha
despite Wisconsin governor’s plea 26 replies

Posted by Imright 8/31/2020 6:46:27 AM Post Reply

President Trump still plans to visit Kenosha this week despite Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ letter urging him to call off his trip amid concerns his presence “will only hinder our healing” after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, the White House said. “The White House has been humbled by the outreach of individuals from Kenosha who have welcomed the President’s visit and are longing for leadership to support local law enforcement and businesses that have been vandalized,” White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said in a statement late Sunday, CNN reported. “President Trump looks forward to visiting on Tuesday and helping this great city heal and rebuild,”

‘I’m Ready To Put These Police In
The F**king Grave’: DC Protester
Calls For More Violence 22 replies

Posted by Imright 8/31/2020 6:33:40 AM Post Reply

A protester in Washington, D.C. said Saturday night that he was ready to put police “in the f**king grave.”The unnamed speaker could be heard saying that he wanted to take his grievances to the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, and he even said that he was ready to burn down the White House. (Tweet/Video) “I’m at the point where I’m ready to put these police in the f**king grave,” he shouted from Black Lives Matter plaza, adding, “I’m at the point where I want to burn the f**king White House down.”“I want to take it to the senators. I want to take it to the Congress.

Cultural Suicide Is Painless 21 replies

Posted by earlybird 8/31/2020 12:57:52 PM Post Reply

In February, New York was the world’s most dynamic metropolis. By August, the city was more like the ruins of Ephesus. It is not all that hard to blow up a culture. You can do it in a summer if you haven’t much worry about others. When you loot and burn a Target in an hour, it takes months to realize there are no more neighborhood Target-stocked groceries, toilet paper, and Advil to buy this winter. You can in a night assault the police, spit at them, hope to infect them with the coronavirus, and even burn them alive. But when you call 911 in a few weeks after your car is

National Co-Chair of Biden Campaign: Police
Reform, Not Violence, ‘Should Be the
Subject We’re Talking About’ 21 replies

Posted by Imright 8/31/2020 6:54:58 AM Post Reply

Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), asked about the ongoing violence in some Democrat-run cities, said he is not concerned about Biden’s apparent reluctance to address the issue. Biden did not mention the mob violence in Portland and other cities in his acceptance speech at the Democrat National Convention, an omission criticized by Vice President Mike Pence in his own speech to the Republican convention.Since then, Biden has issued two statements condemning the violence.“I don’t have a concern where we are on this issue,” Richmond, a national co-chair of the Biden campaign, told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

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