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Democrats intentionally blocking Coronavirus relief to sabotage the election.

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Democratic politicians, Overtly, claim they wish to help America recover from Covid-19 as quickly as possible. Covertly they are high fiving each other over the perfect disaster to make Trump look bad, and sabotage public opinion by secretly making things worse by blocking all Covid-19 relief ideas that come from Republicans.
In the latest example proving that this is a fact, and not some inane "conspiracy theory" as dishonest pundits would have you believe, they have recently blocked yet another staple towards progress on Covid-19 relief. Liberal media sites also heavily downplayed the story, claiming that it simply "failed" without explaining that it was specifically Pelosi and Chuck who intentionally forced it to fail.

WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats blocked a $300 billion COVID-19 stimulus bill Thursday, dampening the prospects Congress will pass much-needed financial relief for Americans weathering the coronavirus pandemic ahead of the November election.

The bill was defeated in a 52-47 vote, not meeting the 60 needed to break the Democratic filibuster, a mechanism requiring three-fifths of the chamber to agree to end the debate and allow a final vote.

Wake up sheep. These people don't give a fuck about you, and only care about power. They exploit their stranglehold on the MSM to brainwash and confuse you into blaming the current President for problems they are intentionally making worse.
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NYC Chimptastic Boogaloo

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>Leave NYC while you can. Put a wall around it.

Shootings in New York City were up 166 percent last month compared to August 2019, according to police crime statistics released Wednesday. The number of shootings rose in all boroughs except Staten Island. The number of murders is also up citywide, increasing from 36 in August 2019 to 53 last month, marking a 47 percent rise.
Shootings in New York City were up 166 percent last month compared to August 2019, according to police crime statistics released Wednesday.The Big Apple has seen a troubling spike in crime and violence this year, and new data shows there were 242 shootings recorded last month. In August 2019 there were just 91 shootings recorded.
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Trump's scheme to turn the US into currency manipulator and tank the US dollar was foiled

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DAYTON, Ohio (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he was rebuffed when he asked officials to adjust the exchange rate of the dollar to counteract what he described as repeated currency manipulation by China of its yuan.

The Republican president, who is seeking reelection to a second term in the Nov. 3 national poll, repeated his claim - which China denies - that Beijing deliberately changes the value of its currency to gain competitive advantage in global markets.

China’s central bank has denied intervening to weaken the yuan and lower the cost of its exports to the United States. The yuan has firmed for eight weeks straight against a softening dollar.

Trump gave no details on his conversation about tweaking the dollar’s value, and no comment was immediately available from the U.S. Treasury Department, which is expected to release its long-delayed semi-annual currency report in coming weeks.

The United States, like most global economies, allows the price of its currency to float, meaning it is set by the foreign exchange market based on supply and demand relative to other currencies.

Trump in May reversed course and backed a “strong dollar” after years of railing against the dollar’s relative strength as a factor harming U.S. competitiveness.

The Treasury Department in January dropped its designation of China as a “currency manipulator”, days before U.S. and Chinese officials signed the Phase 1 trade deal, saying Beijing had agreed to refrain from competitive devaluation.

Washington’s unexpected decision in August 2019 to label China a “currency manipulator” came at the height of trade tensions between the world’s two large economies, but was widely criticized as not based in fact.

Before that, Treasury had not labeled China a currency manipulator since 1994.
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mods are fucks. Russia offered free f Russian vaccine to UN

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"Russia is ready to provide all the necessary qualified assistance to the UN. In particular, we offer to provide our vaccine free of charge for voluntary vaccination of employees of the Organization and its divisions," the Russian leader said.

Putin stressed that everyone can face a dangerous virus. “The coronavirus has not spared the staff of the United Nations, its headquarters and regional structures,” he said. At the same time, according to the President of the Russian Federation, requests from colleagues from the UN for the supply of the Russian vaccine to the Russian side were received. “We will not remain indifferent to them,” the head of state assured.

Lawyers say Assange offered pardon to cover up Russian links

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LONDON—Lawyers representing the United States at Julian Assange’s extradition trial in Britain have accepted the claim that the WikiLeaks founder was offered a presidential pardon by a Congressman on the condition that he would help cover up Russia’s involvement in hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee.

Jennifer Robinson, a lawyer, told the court that she had attended a meeting between Assange, then Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, and pro-Trump troll Charles Johnson at Assange’s hide-out, the Ecuadorian embassy in London, on August 15, 2017.

Robinson said the two Americans claimed to be emissaries from Washington and “wanted us to believe they were acting on behalf of the president.” The pair allegedly told Assange that they could help grant him a pardon in exchange for him revealing information about the source of the WikiLeaks information that proved it was not the Russians who hacked Democratic emails.

“They stated that President Trump was aware of and had approved of them coming to meet with Mr. Assange to discuss a proposal—and that they would have an audience with the president to discuss the matter on their return to Washington, D.C.,” Robinson said.

The White House has denied that Trump took part in any such plan.

The claim itself is not new—Assange’s lawyers previewed the allegation in a pre-trial hearing in February—but this is the first time Robinson’s testimony has been heard in full. The WikiLeaks lawyer said Rohrabacher offered Assange the deal a year after emails that damaged Hillary Clinton in the presidential race had been published, when the Russia investigation was gathering pace. The stolen DNC emails posted by WikiLeaks were hacked by Russian operatives.
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Ex-Deutsche Bank manager found dead in apparent suicide

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Justice Dept. deems New York City, Portland and Seattle 'anarchist jurisdictions'

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>The Department of Justice on Monday released a list of cities it has deemed "anarchist jurisdictions" under President Donald Trump's instructions earlier this month to review federal funding to state and local governments where violence or vandalism has taken place during protests.
>That memo directed Attorney General William Barr, in consultation with Office of Management and Budget Director Russ Vought and acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, to identify jurisdictions "that have permitted violence and the destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract these criminal activities (anarchist jurisdictions)."
>On Monday, the Justice Department labeled New York City, Portland and Seattle such areas, though the department said it was still working to identify other jurisdictions that meet criteria outlined in Trump's memo.
>"We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance," Barr said. "It is my hope that the cities identified by the Department of Justice today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens."
>As part of its rationale for labeling the cities as such, the Justice Department cited city councils voting to cut police funding, the refusal to prosecute protesters for charges like disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly, the rejection of federal intervention, and law enforcement officials suffering injuries during violent outbursts.
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Romney backs vote on Supreme Court nominee, clearing way for Trump

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Sen. Mitt Romney said Tuesday he would support a floor vote to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, essentially clinching consideration of President Donald Trump’s nominee this year despite the impending election.

Just two Republican senators have asked for the party to put the brakes on the confirmation. And with a 53-seat majority, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) now has the votes he needs to move forward with a nominee.

The move is a striking blow to Democrats’ hopes of keeping the seat vacant for the next president, potentially Joe Biden. But Romney said he had no qualms about Democrats' charges of hypocrisy or about strengthening the high court’s conservative majority.

“My liberal friends have over many decades gotten very used to the idea of having a liberal court but that's not written in the stars,” the Utah Republican told reporters after this decision. He called it “appropriate for a nation that is … center-right to have a court which reflects center-right points of view.”

Given his criticisms of Trump and vote to remove him from office earlier this year, there was some question about where Romney would come down on a Supreme Court nominee. And though Romney’s position doesn’t mean Trump’s yet-to-be-named nominee will definitely have the votes to be confirmed, it does mean that McConnell and Trump can move forward without delay.

Trump tweeted Tuesday that he plans to announce his nominee on Saturday; Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa are seen as the top contenders.

GOP leaders are still mulling whether to try to fill the vacancy before the election or wait until a lame duck session, but the prevailing view in the party is to move as quickly as possible.

Drudge isn’t objective anymore

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The Drudge Report isn’t objective anymore. Some say he’s gone left wing, whilst others say he’s suffering Anti-Trump Syndrome. What are some objective fair mid-to-right alternatives like the classic drudge?
His big competitors like Citizen Free Press, The Liberty Daily, and aren’t objective at all. is better but doesn’t have the charm of the old drudge. maybe is the closest to it I’ve found yet.

Just need the classic drudge back, please drop the links

Thai demonstrators challenge monarchy as huge protests escalate

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Openly challenging the rule of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, thousands of protesters have marched in Bangkok for the second straight day to present demands that include a call for reforms to curb his powers.

Protesters have grown bolder during two months of demonstrations calling for reform of the monarchy, as well as for the removal of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former military government leader, and a new constitution and elections-dominated establishment.

Criticising the monarchy has long been taboo, and is illegal under lese-majeste laws.

The king is not in Thailand, and the Grand Palace made no immediate comment.

The marchers were blocked by hundreds of unarmed police manning crowd-control barriers, but protest leaders declared a victory after saying Royal Guard police had agreed to pass on their demands to police headquarters.

A university in Thailand, which has a history of political activism and violence, is the venue for the latest anti-government protests planned for Saturday.

The student-led movement has for months been calling for new elections and a rewritten constitution.

Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok, Thailand.
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