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  • Protesters Enter Minneapolis Police Station, Set Fires

    05/28/2020 8:52:09 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 89 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | May 28, 2020
    Protesters angered by the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died while in police custody, gained access to a Minneapolis police precinct on Thursday, the third straight night of violent protests spreading beyond the city. Livestream video showed the protesters entering the building, where fire alarms blared and sprinklers ran as blazes were set. Dozens of businesses across the Twin Cities were boarding up their windows and doors Thursday in an effort to prevent looting, with the Minneapolis-based Target announcing it was temporarily closing two dozen area stores. Minneapolis shut down nearly its entire light-rail system and...
  • Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High-Risk Covid-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to the Pandemic Crisis

    05/28/2020 10:20:48 PM PDT · by catnipman · 6 replies
    American Journal of Epidemiology ^ | 5/27/2018 | Harvey A Risch
    Five studies, including two controlled clinical trials, have demonstrated significant major outpatient treatment efficacy. Hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin has been used as standard-of-care in more than 300,000 older adults with multicomorbidities, with estimated proportion diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmias attributable to the medications 47/100,000 users, of which estimated mortality is <20%, 9/100,000 users, compared to the 10,000 Americans now dying each week. These medications need to be widely available and promoted immediately for physicians to prescribe.
  • Gov. Tim Walz Activates National Guard In Response To George Floyd Protests

    05/28/2020 5:06:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    WCCO ^ | May 28, 2020 | WCCO
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order activating the Minnesota National Guard “to help protect Minnesotans’ safety and maintain peace in the wake of George Floyd’s death.” The executive order also declares a peacetime emergency, activating the State Emergency Operations Center. Protests in South Minneapolis turned violent and destructive Wednesday night near the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct. “It is time to rebuild. Rebuild the city, rebuild our justice system, and rebuild the relationship between law enforcement and those they’re charged to protect. George Floyd’s death should lead to justice and systemic change, not more death...
  • The executive order Trump could use to take on Twitter and Facebook

    05/28/2020 9:29:20 AM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    protocol ^ | May 28th, 2020 | Emily Birnbaum
    A draft of an executive order that President Donald Trump may sign as soon as Thursday could dramatically expand the government's ability to punish social media platforms, marking the Trump administration's most aggressive salvo yet in its battle against alleged anti-conservative bias on platforms including Twitter and Facebook. A draft of the expansive executive order, circulated to stakeholders and obtained by Protocol late Wednesday night, would pull multiple levers of governmental power — including federal agencies, the U.S. attorney general and the White House — in order to blast the tech giants over allegations that their platforms censor conservative voices....
  • Trump Draft Order Could Seek to Limit Protections for Social-Media Companies

    05/27/2020 11:33:29 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    wsj.com ^ | May 27, 2020
    A draft of an executive order President Trump is expected to sign on Thursday would seek to limit the broad legal protection that federal law currently provides social-media and other online platforms, according to people familiar with the draft. The draft order would make it easier for federal regulators to hold companies such as Twitter and Facebook liable for curbing users’ speech, for example by suspending their accounts or deleting their posts, the people said. The draft isn’t yet completed and is subject to change, the people said. It comes after Twitter on Tuesday moved for the first time to...
  • CDC Says Possibly 'Less Than Half' Of Positive Antibody Tests Are Correct

    05/28/2020 4:19:54 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 53 replies
    forbes ^ | Updated May 26, 2020, 07:56pm EDT | Tommy BeerForbes Staff
    TOPLINE In updated guidance posted on its website over the weekend, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged an inability to accurately determine if individuals had been infected with Covid-19 via antibody tests; if the test is used in a population where prevalence is low, it's possible that "less than half of those testing positive will truly have antibodies."
  • Sam Johnson, former Texas congressman and Vietnam POW, dead at 89

    05/27/2020 8:13:12 PM PDT · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2020 | Will Weissert
    Former Texas Rep. Sam Johnson, a military pilot who spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades in Congress, died Wednesday at age 89. The conservative Republican, who lived in the northern Dallas suburb of Plano, died at a Plano hospital of natural causes unrelated to the coronavirus outbreak, said his former spokesman, Ray Sullivan. Johnson flew nearly 100 combat missions in Korea and Vietnam. He was flying a bombing mission in 1966 when he was shot down and wounded. He was imprisoned in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" for nearly seven years, mostly...
  • Trump: We will regulate or 'close down' social media platforms before they silence conservatives

    05/27/2020 8:10:55 AM PDT · by kevcol · 124 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 27, 2020 | David Sherfinski
    President Trump on Wednesday threatened to “strongly regulate” or close down social media platforms if they silence conservative voices, stepping up his criticism after Twitter attached fact-checking context to Mr. Trump’s tweets for the first time on Tuesday. “Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen,” the president said on Twitter. “We saw what they attempted to do, and failed, in 2016. We can’t let a more sophisticated version of that…happen again,” the president said.
  • Rosenstein to testify as part of Graham's Russia probe investigation

    05/27/2020 10:44:33 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced on Wednesday that former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify next week as part of the Judiciary Committee's probe into the FBI's Russia investigation. The hearing, scheduled for Wednesday, June 3, marks the first public hearing Graham will hold as part of his deep dive into "Crossfire Hurricane," the name for the investigation into Russia's 2016 election interference and the Trump campaign. Rosenstein, in a statement, confirmed that he would testify.
  • Twitter Puts Warning Label On Trump Tweet, Despite Experts Backing Up Trump's Concerns

    05/26/2020 6:02:48 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 34 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/26/20
    Twitter slapped a warning label on one of President Trump's tweets for the first time on Tuesday, cautioning readers that despite the president's claims, "fact checkers" say there is "no evidence" that mail-in voting would increase fraud risks -- and that "experts say mail-in ballots are very rarely linked to voter fraud." Twitter's new warning label was issued even though a Twitter spokesperson acknowledged to Fox News that Trump's tweet had not broken any of the platform's rules, and even though several experts have called mail-in balloting an invitation to widespread fraud. "Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential...
  • BOMBSHELL: Planned Parenthood officials admit under oath to selling aborted body parts

    05/26/2020 6:47:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 26 2020 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    An explosive new video from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) contradicts past claims from Planned Parenthood that the corporation never participated in the sale of aborted baby body parts but merely donated them and was compensated for expenses. Featuring testimony from Planned Parenthood officials under oath in 2019, as well as documents from those officials’ admissions, the video shows these executives and directors admitting to actually selling body parts, which is illegal. Numerous depositions are featured in the video, including from Tram Nguyen (Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s Senior Director of Abortion Access), Dr. Dorothy Furgerson (Chief Medical Officer of...
  • Trump to VETO surveillance Bill?

    05/26/2020 6:11:55 PM PDT · by RandFan · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/20 07:42 PM EDT | MORGAN CHALFANT AND JORDAIN CARNEY - MORGAN CHALFANT AND JORDAIN CARNEY
    President Trump on Tuesday evening urged House Republicans to vote against a surveillance bill that will be brought to the floor this week after lawmakers reached an agreement to vote on a key provision. “I hope all Republican House Members vote NO on FISA until such time as our Country is able to determine how and why the greatest political, criminal, and subversive scandal in USA history took place!” Trump tweeted, referring to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).Trump's tweet comes after months of speculation about whether or not he would support the bill and less than a day before...
  • Twitter slaps fact-checking alert on Trump tweets

    05/26/2020 3:13:24 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 26, 2020 | Mica Soellner
    Twitter placed a fact-checking label on claims made by the the commander in chief. In a first, a "get the facts" alert now appears underneath tweets sent out by President Trump on Tuesday in which he asserted mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud. Clicking on the link, which is marked with an exclamation point, leads the user to news articles fact-checking the claim along with Twitter's own summary at the top which states that the president's assertions are "unsubstantiated" according to multiple news outlets. The tweets in question specifically target mail-in ballots being used in California during the coronavirus...
  • Biden Emerges, Makes First Public Appearance In More Than Two Months

    05/25/2020 6:14:48 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 86 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | May 25, 2020
    Joe Biden appeared in public Monday for the first time in more than two months, laying a wreath to honor the fallen at a Delaware war memorial. The last time Biden was seen publicly outside his home was on March 15, at the final Democratic primary debate against Bernie Sanders at CNN’s studios in Washington.
  • Latest Move by Flynn Judge Has Raised Some Eyebrows

    05/24/2020 10:36:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2020 | Matt Vespa
    The Michael Flynn case has gone off the hinges. In reality, there is no case. The Department of Justice has filed a motion to dismiss the case against the former national security adviser after new documents showed a large-scale plot from within the FBI to entrap Flynn despite a lack of evidence concerning Russian collusion. Remember, Flynn made some phone calls to the Russians which made him a target. These weren’t pernicious calls.This was standard operating procedure for any incoming administration. Yet, James Comey wanted to get Flynn at all costs.  No one has opposed the motion to dismiss. The...
  • Former U.S. Congressman Allen West injured in motorcycle accident near Waco

    05/23/2020 5:29:20 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 137 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 5/23/20 | Catherine Marfin
    Former U.S. Congressman and Texas Republican Chairman candidate Allen West was injured in a motorcycle accident Saturday, his team said in a tweet. Allen West âś” @AllenWest Team West here. We are getting more information about this, but right now, we just ask for your prayers and positivity. As we get more information, we will provide updates. #PrayersForAllenhttps://www.facebook.com/TheRepublicanCoffeeCornerWithAngela/posts/2977196032361168 Â… The tweet linked to a Facebook status posted by Dr. Angela Graham-West, who said he was in the emergency room and was injured outside of Waco. (SNIP. George P. Bush asked for prayers)
  • Former Philadelphia Judge of Elections Indicted for Election Fraud in Favor of Democrats

    05/21/2020 4:18:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2020 | Reagan McCarthy
    United States Attorney William McSwain announced on Thursday that Domenick DeMuro, a former Judge of Elections in Philadelphia, has been charged with multiple counts of election-related fraud:  “(1) conspiracy to deprive Philadelphia voters of their civil rights by fraudulently stuffing the ballot boxes for specific Democratic candidates in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 primary elections, and (2) a violation of the Travel Act, which forbids the use of any facility in interstate commerce (here, a cell phone) with the intent to promote certain illegal activity (here, bribery),” per a DOJ release. U.S. Attorney @USAttyMcSwain says, “Demuro fraudulently stuffed the ballot...
  • Jim Jordan Opponents' Petitions to Appear on the Ballot Included Dead Voters

    05/21/2020 4:03:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2020 | Julio Rosas
    One of the candidates seeking to unseat Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) in Ohio's 4th Congressional District election had to suspend his campaign after the Lorain County Board of Elections rejected his petitions to appear on the ballot after thousands of signatures were found to be illegible. The Chronicle-Telegram reported the board voted unanimously to not certify Christopher Gibbs' petitions, who was running as an independent. He was required to submit 2,458 signatures to appear on the ballot. Circulators filed 3,065 signatures on 140 petitions Gibbs' his behalf. The board found a majority of the signatures, 1,790, were invalid, with only...
  • Senate panel approves subpoena in Biden-related probe as GOP ramps up investigations

    05/20/2020 9:37:51 AM PDT · by RandFan · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 20 May 2020 | By Jeremy Herb
    A Senate committee voted along party lines Wednesday to issue a subpoena as part of the Republican-led investigation into the Ukrainian energy firm that hired former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden. The subpoena is one of several steps Senate Republicans are taking to ramp up probes related to the Obama administration and Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee who will likely challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 8-6 to authorize the subpoena Chairman Ron Johnson requested for Blue Star Strategies, a US public affairs firm that worked...
  • For Dems to Succeed, Americans Must Fail

    05/19/2020 7:01:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 19, 2020 | Michael Cutler
    Inside the Left's morbid agenda to destroy America's middle class. Many claim that the Democrats want open borders to import millions of new voters who will likely vote for Democrats. Undeniably this is an accurate statement but only partially addresses the strategy behind the Democrats’ push for open borders and an end to immigration law enforcement as optimized by the creation of “Sanctuary Cities” and Sanctuary States and immigration mayhem that ensues. Today’s Democrats bear no resemblance to the Democrats of the past.  Today’s Radical Democrats are hell-bent on seizing permanent political power at the expense of America and Americans....