Florida Republicans cut Democrats' registration edge to historic low – POLITICO

  1. Florida Republicans cut Democrats’ registration edge to historic low  POLITICO
  2. How mail-in ballot rule chaos in North Carolina is hurting Black voters  CNN
  3. Surprise! Huge early vote bodes well for avoiding electoral disaster.  The Washington Post
  4. What You Can Do Before Election Day: Volunteer  The New York Times
  5. Georgia voting lines show how much people want to vote. Trump poll watchers can’t stop us.  NBC News
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



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Watch Live: Trump & Biden Hold Dueling Townhalls In Lieu Of 2nd Debate

Watch Live: Trump & Biden Hold Dueling Townhalls In Lieu Of 2nd Debate

Tyler Durden

Thu, 10/15/2020 – 19:55

While many had longed for the Rumble In The Jungle 2.0 as Trump and Biden “debated” god knows what; thanks to the virtual decision of the ‘completely non-partisan’ Commission (and the ‘unquestionably independent’ moderator), tonight’s Presidential Debate will not take place.

Instead, we are treated to dueling ‘Townhall’ meetings as Trump and Biden face-off across the airwaves tonight at 8pmET with Trump on NBC and Biden on ABC.

The ‘Outrage Mob’ was, well, outraged, that NBC News (two weeks after airing a Biden Townhall) would denigrate themselves to giving ‘Hitler’ airtime. Twitter came alive with angry libtards signaling how virtuously upset they were…

Even Barbara Streisand chimed in, ensuring a few extra points of virtue were signaled…

Not to be left out of the virtue-signaling, more than 100 top NBCUniversal producers and stars have sent a letter to executives at NBCUniversal and its parent company Comcast protesting the timing of the town hall event, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Of course, all this outrage was put in context by Ben Shapiro…

Both candidates have (for now) agreed to participate in the third debate, which is scheduled for Oct. 22 and will be moderated by Kristen Welker of NBC News.

Here’s a quick cheatsheet on what the main policy differences are, in case you needed reminding…

Amid all the outrage, media bias, and “polls”, it is worth considering that Trump is performing slightly better against Biden than he did against Hillary in the Battleground states…

Source: RCP

But for tonight, you choose America:

George Stephanopoulos of ABC News will moderate the Biden town hall, while Savannah Guthrie of NBC News will moderate the Trump town hall.

The Trump town hall is taking place at the Pérez Art Museum in Miami. The Biden town hall will take place at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

The big question is – will either of the Townhall events discuss CPAN’s suspension of Debate Moderator Steve Scully or the NYPost’s expose of Joe Biden’s son’s dirty dealing with Ukraine and China?

Watch Trump Townhall Live here:

Or the Biden Townhall Live here:

Enjoy!



Source: Zero Hedge, Watch Live: Trump & Biden Hold Dueling Townhalls In Lieu Of 2nd Debate

Japan to release Fukushima's contaminated water into sea: reports

Japan to release Fukushima's contaminated water into sea: reportsNearly a decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan’s government has decided to release contaminated water from the destroyed plant into the sea, media reports said on Friday, with a formal announcement expected to be made later this month. The decision is expected to rankle neighbouring countries like South Korea, which has already stepped up radiation tests of food from Japan, and further devastate the fishing industry in Fukushima that has battled against such a move for years. The disposal of contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi plant has been a longstanding problem for Japan as it proceeds with an decades-long decommissioning project.



Source: Yahoo News, Japan to release Fukushima’s contaminated water into sea: reports

Twitter, Facebook 'deserve' heavy regulation after restricting Hunter Biden report, ex-acting AG says – Fox News

  1. Twitter, Facebook ‘deserve’ heavy regulation after restricting Hunter Biden report, ex-acting AG says  Fox News
  2. Emails reveal how Hunter Biden tried to cash in big on behalf of family with Chinese firm  New York Post
  3. House Republicans ask FBI if it had Hunter Biden’s alleged laptop during Trump’s impeachment  Fox News
  4. How Twitter and Facebook’s attempt to squelch a dubious Biden story backfired  The Washington Post
  5. Gregg Jarrett: Facebook and Twitter’s censorship is an insult to democracy — they must stop or be broken up  Fox News
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Source: Google News, Twitter, Facebook ‘deserve’ heavy regulation after restricting Hunter Biden report, ex-acting AG says – Fox News

WHO finally admits lockdowns are harmful, “doubling” global poverty

WHO finally admits lockdowns are harmful, “doubling” global poverty

The World Health Organization (WHO) has finally come to its senses in condemning the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns that it earlier supported, admitting that they in fact created a “ghastly global catastrophe” by crashing the world economy.

Speaking on behalf of the WHO’s United Kingdom envoy, Dr. David Nabarro urged world leaders in an appeal to stop “using lockdowns as your primary control method,” and to instead allow people to live their lives as normal while encouraging the “vulnerable” to protect themselves as they normally would.

The only thing lockdowns achieved, according to Nabarro, was poverty, which makes them a no-go for countries that want to actually survive this crisis. Continuing to lock down businesses, sports facilities and other societal necessities will only lead to more misery, more poverty and ultimately more death, he warns.

“Just look at what’s happened to the tourism industry, for example in the Caribbean or in the Pacific, because people aren’t taking their holidays,” Nabarro further explained.

“Look what’s happening to poverty levels. It seems that we may well have a doubling of world poverty by next year. Seems that we may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition because children are not getting meals at school and their parents, in poor families, are not able to afford it.”

The WHO is right, for once

Nabarro’s words are a stark contrast to those uttered by WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who back in April offered full support for lockdowns and even warned that lifting them too soon might cause a “spike” in COVID-19 cases.

At the time, Ghebreyesus had nothing but gushing praise for nations like the U.K. and France, which utilized lockdown and other “tools at their disposal to tackle any new spikes.”

Should the lockdowns continue, however, there will very soon be a “doubling” in the levels of world poverty and child malnutrition, Nabarro warns. By 2021, poor people are going to become “an awful lot poorer,” Nabarro claims.

“I want to say it again: We in the world Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as a primary means of controlling this virus,” Nabarro further added.

“And so, we really do appeal to all world leaders: Stop using lockdown as your primary control method. Develop better systems for doing it. Work together and learn from each other.”

https://patriotrising.com/who-finally-admits-lockdowns-are-harmful-doubling-global-poverty/

Source: 8kun Notables, WHO finally admits lockdowns are harmful, “doubling” global poverty

Dems (and everyone else except china) want Feinstein out

Dems want Feinstein out

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/15/arms-over-failed-barrett-hearings-watchdog-calls-feinsteins-removal-ranking-member

Angered by her soft approach during this week’s confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett—on top of her failure to embrace progressive reforms to the nation’s highest court—the head of a progressive judicial watchdog group on Thursday called for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s removal as the leading Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“It’s time for Sen. Feinstein to step down from her leadership position on the Senate Judiciary Committee,” said Brian Fallon, executive director of Demand Justice , in a statement. “If she won’t, her colleagues need to intervene.”

During Tuesday’s hearing for Barrett’s confirmation, Fallon was among the many vocal critics of Feinstein’s performance.

In his statement on Thursday, Fallon argued that Feinstein “has undercut Democrats’ position at every step of this process, from undermining calls for filibuster and Court reform straight through to thanking Republicans for the most egregious partisan power grab in the modern history of the Supreme Court.”

“If Senate Democrats are going to get their act together on the courts going forward,” Fallon said, “they cannot be led by someone who treats Sunrise activists with contempt and the Republican theft of a Supreme Court seat with kid gloves.”

Source: 8kun Notables, Dems (and everyone else except china) want Feinstein out

FBI completes investigation into death threats leveled against Anchorage mayor embroiled in sex scandal

The FBI concluded its investigation into death threats to Alaska Mayor Ethan Berkowitz from the Anchorage news anchor he admitted to having a “messaging relationship” with after the anchor claims he posted inappropriate photos of himself to an underage website. 

Source: Fox News, FBI completes investigation into death threats leveled against Anchorage mayor embroiled in sex scandal

Portland Protests Have Been "Hijacked By Criminals" And Downtown Residents Are Now Pleading For Law And Order

Portland Protests Have Been “Hijacked By Criminals” And Downtown Residents Are Now Pleading For Law And Order

Downtown Portland residents appear to be at their wits end, pleading for a respite from what has been nightly violence and chaos that started as “peaceful protests” months ago.

Those protests have now been “hijacked by criminals” causing “violence and destruction”, according to local CBS affiliate KOIN.

The Portland residents continue to support the Black Lives Matter message, the report says, but have been speaking out about attacks on the city, saying they “harm progress made by the racial justice movement”.

Over the weekend, statues of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln (you know, of the Emancipation Proclamation) were overturned during an event called “Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage.”

The event led to damage at “the Oregon Historical Society building, the Portland State University campus public safety office, a jewelry store, multiple restaurants, a coffee shop, a bank and a phone store,” according to KOIN.

A local deli owner showed KOIN the damage and shattered windows at his store. He said: “It’s the strangest thing to be quite honest. I’ve been here about ten years, I could’ve never have imagined that we’d be where we are today in Portland.”

Portland’s Mayor, Ted Wheeler, continues to sit idly by and allow the city to be torn to shreds. And we’re sure when tax revenue falls off a cliff and property values crash over the next year or two amidst and exodus from the city, Wheeler will blame President Trump and white supremacy for the problems.

Wheeler told KOIN he is “committed to doing what it takes to make people who are downtown feel safe…” before tacking on a qualifier to the end of that statement: “…while still listening to those fighting for equality and police accountability.”

Portland has cut $15 million from its police budget since May, which resulted in the loss of a gun violence team and transit police.

Resident John Toran, despite Wheeler’s obvious incompetence, concluded: “America has a dirty past but we’ve evolved quite a bit and to me that’s a lesson to the rest of the world, that we can evolve. I believe that’s part of our system. Are we a perfect country? No. But I wake up hoping we can be better and better every day.”

Sure, John. Talk to us after the “peaceful protesters” show up on your front lawn and shatter your windows.

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/portland-protests-have-been-hijacked-criminals-and-downtown-residents-are-now-pleading-law

Source: 8kun Notables, Portland Protests Have Been “Hijacked By Criminals” And Downtown Residents Are Now Pleading For Law And Order

Defense Minister, Alternate Prime Minister and Blue and White leader Benny #Gantz on Thursday floated the idea to establish a Defense Ministry committee to investigate the so-called “Submarine Affair.”

Defense Minister, Alternate Prime Minister and Blue and White leader Benny #Gantz on Thursday floated the idea to establish a Defense Ministry committee to investigate the so-called “Submarine Affair.”

https://twitter.com/Jerusalem_Post/status/1316830845462892544

only way is military..

Source: 8kun Notables, Defense Minister, Alternate Prime Minister and Blue and White leader Benny #Gantz on Thursday floated the idea to establish a Defense Ministry committee to investigate the so-called “Submarine Affair.”

“The fact that Scully’s career and reputation crashed and burned on the very night the debate he intended to rig was scheduled makes all of this even more glorious.”

“The fact that Scully’s career and reputation crashed and burned on the very night the debate he intended to rig was scheduled makes all of this even more glorious.”

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/10/15/nolte-steve-scully-caught-lying-permanently-disgraces-commission-presidential-debates/

Source: 8kun Notables, “The fact that Scully’s career and reputation crashed and burned on the very night the debate he intended to rig was scheduled makes all of this even more glorious.”

Dianne Feinstein faces calls to step aside after Amy Coney Barrett hearing

Dianne Feinstein faces calls to step aside after Amy Coney Barrett hearing

Going into Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, progressives made clear they wanted to see fire from Senate Democrats. Instead, led by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Democrats largely gave them pleasantries.

Some on the left called the hearings evidence that Feinstein should step down as the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. But others say the approach was exactly what the party needed in the middle of an election in which control of both the White House and Senate is at stake.

President Trump’s nominee to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ended the week on a glide path to be confirmed before the Nov. 3 election. The committee scheduled a vote for Oct. 22 to send her nomination to the full Senate. Barrett, who says she shares the judicial philosophy of former Justice Antonin Scalia, would shift the court to a 6-3 conservative majority likely to last years.

It was clear even before the hearings that there was almost nothing outnumbered Democrats could do to prevent the Senate from confirming Barrett. But progressives wanted Democrats — and especially Feinstein — to create fireworks in hopes of casting the GOP’s rapid timeline to seat Barrett as illegitimate, given Republicans’ refusal to let then-President Barack Obama fill a court opening before the 2016 election.

But the California Democrat stayed in character through the four days of hearings, treating Barrett and Republicans politely, making small talk with Barrett about her career as a working mother of seven, and at one point remarking she was “really impressed” with the former law professor’s answer about legalities surrounding the Affordable Care Act. She closed the hearings Thursday by thanking committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., for how he conducted the process and sharing a hug with him.

“This has been one of the best set of hearings that I’ve participated in,” Feinstein told Graham. “I want to thank you for your fairness. … Thank you so much for your leadership.”

Even California Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, delivered a performance less memorable than her previous questioning of court nominees and Trump administration figures. Partially limited by her decision to appear virtually because two committee Republicans tested positive for the coronavirus, Harris also spent some of her time delivering campaign-style speeches that appeared more aimed at the broader electorate than progressives who wanted militant tactics to slow Barrett’s confirmation.

Progressives were dismayed, particularly with Feinstein.

Brian Fallon, a former Senate aide who runs Demand Justice, an organization that works to push the judiciary to the left, called Thursday for Feinstein to step down as top Democrat on the committee.

“She has undercut Democrats’ position at every step of this process, from undermining calls for filibuster and court reform straight through to thanking Republicans for the most egregious partisan power grab in the modern history of the Supreme Court,” Fallon said in a statement.

The group’s chief counsel and co-founder, Chris Kang, who helped run Obama’s judicial nomination process, said the narrative at the end of the hearing was not about the rushed process, and called that a failing of Democrats.

“Thanking Sen. Graham is appalling, and it’s sort of not that surprising as the rest of the committee often defers to the leadership of the committee, that we didn’t see the kind of fight and fire that we hoped for,” Kang said. “I think Republicans at times showed more outrage for their fictitious concerns than Democrats did for their actual outrage of what’s happening to the Supreme Court right now.”

“Enough is enough, @SenFeinstein. You must end this charade, treat this hearing like the sham that it is, and do everything in your power to block Republicans’ efforts to permanently change the country. This is not how an open democracy should be,” the Sierra Club tweeted Wednesday.

Feinstein issued a statement Thursday saying that “the Senate is structured so the majority had absolute control over this process. When Republicans signaled they’d move ahead in the face of all objections, the only thing we could do was show this nominee would radically alter the court, and we accomplished that.” She said she would vote against Barrett’s confirmation.

Marge Baker, executive vice president at the progressive group People for the American Way, said Democrats were right to focus their questioning largely on health care, often displaying photos of people to illustrate their points in the hearing room.

But Baker said some of Barrett’s non-answers to Democratic questions spoke volumes.

more https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Dianne-Feinstein-faces-calls-to-step-aside-after-15651354.php

Source: 8kun Notables, Dianne Feinstein faces calls to step aside after Amy Coney Barrett hearing

LIVE: Biden, Trump Participate In Dueling Nationally Televised Town Halls

NBC News hosts a live town hall with Republican presidential nominee President Donald Trump, moderated by Savannah Guthrie. Meanwhile, ABC hosts a Town Hall with Former Vice President Joe Biden, moderated by George Stephanopoulos.

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Source: Breaking 911, LIVE: Biden, Trump Participate In Dueling Nationally Televised Town Halls

Kenya's dumbest citizen said some shit no one cares about

Barack Obama mocks Donald Trump’s calls for he and Joe Biden to be charged with crimes

Donald Trump has been on a tear against his predecessor Barack Obama in recent weeks. Today the former president responded.

Former US president Barack Obama has hit back at Donald Trump’s repeated calls for him to be indicted and prosecuted, dismissing the President’s theories as “absurd”.

Since he left Walter Reed Medical Centre earlier this month, Mr Trump has been more fixated than usual on his belief that Mr Obama directed US intelligence agencies to illegally “spy” on his presidential campaign in 2016.

In an interview with Fox Business last week, the President said Mr Obama, his 2020 election opponent Joe Biden and his 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton should all be indicted and charged with crimes.

“Unless Bill Barr indicts these people for crimes, the greatest political crime in the history of our country, then we’re going to get little satisfaction unless I win,” he said.

“And we’ll just have to go, because I won’t forget it.”

Mr Trump has also been tweeting about the subject, often in all caps.

Overnight Mr Obama appeared on Pod Save America, a podcast hosted by his former staffers Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor and Jon Lovett.

It was never going to be a hostile interview, so keep that in mind as we run through the questions they asked Mr Obama, along with his responses.

“President Trump keeps tweeting that the Attorney-General should indict you or indict vice president Biden for spying on his campaign,” Vietor said.

“The allegation is absurd. It’s false. It’s seemingly part of just his general rage at any discussion of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign. It’s remarkable to me how used to this kind of language (Washington) D.C. has become.

“Is it weird for you when he tweets that you should be indicted?”

“Well look, as you said, this is something that even his fellow Republicans tend to just pretend doesn’t happen,” Mr Obama said of Mr Trump’s comments.

“They kind of dodge reporters when they’re asked about it. The allegations are so absurd that even Republican-controlled committees looking into it have dismissed them. And you know, Attorney-General (William) Barr has dismissed them.”

https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/barack-obama-mocks-donald-trumps-calls-for-he-and-joe-biden-to-be-charged-with-crimes/news-story/9bd2d2b5f96a496bb7bb0bd7086a8c1f

Source: 8kun Notables, Kenya’s dumbest citizen said some shit no one cares about

FCC chief says Facebook and Twitter will face greater regulation after NY Post Biden debacle

FCC chief says Facebook and Twitter will face greater regulation after NY Post Biden debacle

“They do not have a First Amendment right to a special immunity”

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission issued a statement warning that change is coming to the rule governing the federal regulation of companies like Twitter and Facebook after New York Post Biden debacle.

Ajit Pai tweeted his statement via his official social media account on Thursday.

“Members of all three branches of the federal government have expressed serious concerns about the prevailing interpretation of the immunity set forth in section 230 of the Communications Act. There is bipartisan support in Congress to reform the law,” said Pai.

Pai noted that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas opined that internet platforms have been granted protections by courts that extend far beyond the original intent of the law.

“The Commission’s General Counsel has informed me that the FCC has the legal authority to interpret Section 230. Consistent with this advice, I intend to move forward with a rulemaking to clarify its meaning,” Pai continued.

“Throughout my tenure at the Federal Communications Commission, I have favored regulatory parity, transparency, and free expression. Social media companies have a First Amendment right to free speech,” he concluded. “But they do not have a First Amendment right to a special immunity denied to other media outlets, such as newspapers and broadcasters.

Pai didn’t mention the controversy over the banning of the NY Post Biden story, but critics and supporters alike immediately connected his announcement to the scandal.
“This is a major announcement”

Pai’s announcement was greeted with applause from those who have been demanding an expansion of federal oversight over the more prominent social media companies.

“This is a major announcement from FCC on #BigTech. Now Congress must act on #Section230,” said Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri. He went on to mock free market conservatives who decried big government intervention.

Others, like FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, perceived the announcement to be motivated by the political agenda of President Donald Trump.

“The FCC has no business being the President’s speech police,” said Rosenworcel.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/ajit-pai-section230-nypost-biden

Source: 8kun Notables, FCC chief says Facebook and Twitter will face greater regulation after NY Post Biden debacle