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  • AP Analysis: Trump’s rage ignites mob assault on democracy

    01/07/2021 3:25:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 7, 2021 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE
    Posting LINK only. This is an over-the-top AP attack on Donald Trump and his peaceful supporters. BARF alert.
  • The Associated Press cheers ruthless authoritarianism: According to AP, if you want to get rid of the Wuhan virus, the Chinese approach is the way to go

    12/16/2020 6:06:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/16/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Ken Moritsugu, of the Associated Press, wrote an article that, while bemoaning China’s initial secrecy about the Wuhan virus’s origins within its borders, seemingly applauds the ruthless power it applied to bring the virus to an end. It’s almost as if Moritsugu is trying to set the table for a new administration to really crack down on lockdown and mask scofflaws in America.Whether or not Moritsugu wrote the headline for the AP article, it certainly sums up the article’s tone: A pandemic atlas: China’s state power crushes COVID-19. The opening paragraph dives right in to let us know that China’s...
  • Biden win over Trump in Nevada made official by court [certified]

    11/24/2020 10:44:56 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 114 replies
    AP ^ | 11/24/2020 | Ken Ritter
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court made Joe Biden’s win in the state official on Tuesday, approving the state's final canvass of the Nov. 3 election. The unanimous action by the seven nonpartisan justices sends to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak results that will deliver six electoral votes from the western U.S. battleground state to Biden. The court action drew extra scrutiny amid legal efforts by the state GOP and Trump campaign to prevent sending vote-by-mail ballots to all 1.82 million active registered voters and then to stop the counting of the 1.4 million votes that were cast.
  • AP DC Chief Julie Pace: 'For Trump, Sowing Post-Election Chaos Is the Goal'

    11/20/2020 10:02:40 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 20, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    Wow! Why is the Associated Press Washington Bureau Julie Pace so consumed with anger, bordering on rage, over the fact that President Donald Trump and his team are seeking verification of election results? Does anybody remember the press reacting with anything even approaching outrage when Al Gore challenged the Florida election results for over a month after the 2000 election? One would think that a wire-service bureau chief who's supposed to oversee all the Washington news wouldn't be throwing editorial thunderbolts. But Pace wants to get on cable news segments, so forget the appearance of detachment.
  • Pennsylvania vote goes smoothly, but tallying may take time

    11/04/2020 6:16:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 4, 2020 | By MARK SCOLFORO and MICHAEL RUBINKAM
    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania voters turned out in large numbers Tuesday for an election that produced few of the glitches some had feared, leaving in their wake a mountain of ballots that will have to be counted in the coming days amid intense national scrutiny. The battleground state’s decision to greatly expand mail-in voting for the first time this year means it could be days before it’s clear whether President Donald Trump repeated his crucial Pennsylvania victory from four years ago or whether native son Joe Biden will collect its 20 electoral votes. “What’s most important is that we have...
  • Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America

    10/30/2020 6:29:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 30, 2020 | By KAT STAFFORD (D-AP)
    DETROIT - Every day feels like a raw wound for Omari Barksdale. His sister, Laneeka Barksdale, died of COVID-19 in late March in Detroit - and since then, so have more than 228,000 Americans. Many were Black Americans whose communities were disproportionately devastated by the virus. Omari Barksdale, a Black man, watched with alarm as the toll of the country’s racial injustice mounted. People of color bore the brunt of pandemic-related job losses. Police shot and killed Breonna Taylor inside her Kentucky home, and a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into George Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes as...
  • As anger rises, thousands of Muslims protest French cartoons

    10/30/2020 5:52:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 30, 2020 | By ISABEL DEBRE
    DUBAI - Thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, poured out of prayer services to join anti-France protests on Friday, as the French president’s vow to protect the right to caricature the Prophet Muhammad continues to roil the Muslim world. Demonstrations in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad turned violent as some 2,000 people who tried to march toward the French Embassy were pushed back by police firing tear gas and beating protesters with batons. Crowds of Islamist activists hanged an effigy of French President Emmanuel Macron from a highway overpass after pounding it furiously with their shoes. Several...
  • Trump charges into battleground states despite rising virus

    10/26/2020 12:26:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 26, 2020 | By ZEKE MILLER (D), ALEXANDRA JAFFE (D) and KEVIN FREKING (D)
    LITITZ, Pa. - President Donald Trump embarked Monday on a final-week charge through nearly a dozen states ahead of the election, overlooking a surge of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and a fresh outbreak in his own White House. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, is holding far fewer events in an effort to demonstrate that he’s taking the worsening pandemic seriously. The final days of the campaign are crystalizing the starkly different approaches Trump and Biden have taken to address the worst public health crisis in a century - with risks for each candidate. “It’s a choice between a Trump...
  • House already won? Pelosi thinks so, and reaches for more

    10/26/2020 11:13:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    AP ^ | October 26, 2020 | By LISA MASCARO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi once predicted she’d have the 2020 House Democratic majority secured by November — of 2019. Now, days before the Nov. 3 election, she seems to have done it, and she’s expanding her reach. With control of the House hardly contested, Pelosi is working to fortify Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and win extra House seats in case Congress is called on to resolve any Electoral College dispute with President Donald Trump. Pelosi said she feels so confident Democrats will keep the House this election, she’s already preparing to win the next one in 2022....
  • Trump leans into fear tactics in bid to win Midwest states

    10/18/2020 3:51:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 18, 2020 | By JILL COLVIN and BRIAN SLODYSKO
    JANESVILLE, Wisconsin - President Donald Trump leaned into fear tactics Saturday as he accused the left of trying to “destroy the American way of life” in a late reelection pitch to voters in Michigan and Wisconsin - two Midwestern states that were instrumental to his 2016 victory but may now be slipping from his grasp. In back-to-back rallies, Trump accused the left of wanting to “erase American history” and “purge American values.” He claimed, with no basis, that Democratic rival Joe Biden would put communities at risk. Trump offered the dark message as he faces headwinds not only in national...
  • Trump Announces: Sudan to Join UAE, Bahrain in Recognizing Israel

    10/23/2020 10:37:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Associated Press via US News and World Report ^ | 10/23/2020 | DEB RIECHMANN AND MATTHEW LEE
    President Donald Trump announced Friday that Sudan will start to normalize ties with Israel, making it the third Arab state to do so as part of U.S.-brokered deals in the run-up to Election Day. The deal, which would deepen Sudan’s engagement with the West, follows Trump's conditional agreement this week to remove the North African nation from the list of state sponsors of terrorism if it pays compensation to American victims of terror attacks. It also delivers a foreign policy achievement for Trump just days before the U.S. election and boosts his embattled ally, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Recently,...
  • US Approves $1 Billion in New Arms Sales to Taiwan

    10/22/2020 9:51:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    WASHINGTON—The Trump administration has approved the sale of more than a billion dollars worth of advanced weaponry for Taiwan in a move that will enrage China and further exacerbate tensions between Washington and Beijing that have are already heated over issues such as trade, Tibet, Hong Kong, and the South China Sea. The State Department announced Wednesday it had greenlighted the sale of 135 precision land attack missiles, associated equipment, and training to Taiwan to improve its defense capabilities. The package is worth just over a billion dollars, it said in a statement. The missiles are made by Boeing. “This...
  • AG: Women committed hate crime by attacking Trump supporters [DE]

    10/20/2020 8:44:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    AP ^ | September 8, 2020 | By RANDALL CHASE
    <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) — Two women are facing hate crime charges after confronting a 7-year-old boy and his mother outside the Democratic National Convention in Delaware over their support of President Donald Trump and seizing a “Make America Great Again” hat.</p>
  • Reports that Trump Lost Support in Florida’s Villages Are Greatly Exaggerated

    10/20/2020 8:21:22 PM PDT · by wrrock · 11 replies
    TG ^ | 10/20/2020 | Evan
    Last week, the Associated Press published a story, without any real data, that Trump’s support at The Villages is waning. They interviewed a handful of people and declared the retirement community a warning sign for Trump, that he’s losing the senior vote. Sumter County, home of The Villages retirement community, reported early votes this evening. 71.2% of the early votes were cast by registered Republicans. 16.1% cast by Democrats.
  • Greece finalizes plan to build wall on border with Turkey

    10/20/2020 8:40:25 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 13 replies
    ABC ^ | 19 Oct 2020 | COSTAS KANTOURIS and DEREK GATOPOULOS Associated Press
    Greece’s government says it has finalized plans to build a wall along its northeast border with Turkey, over concerns that migrants may try to stage mass crossings into the European Union country. Government spokesman Stelios Petsas said Monday that 26 kilometers (16 miles) of wall would be added to an existing 10-kilometer (six-mile) section of fence in a 63-million-euro ($74 million) project due to be completed by the end of April... Police officials on Monday told The Associated Press that a surveillance camera network was also planned to cover the entire 192-kilometer (120-mile) Greek-Turkish border, while police have already started...
  • History in the making: Joint US-Israeli delegation arrives in Bahrain ahead of the official establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries

    10/18/2020 11:56:28 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 18 2020 | LUKE KENTON and ASSOCIATED PRESS and REUTERS
    A joint American-Israeli delegation landed in Bahrain Sunday, where officials will be signing a number of bilateral agreements following an announcement last month to normalize relations. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's national security adviser, Meir Ben-Shabbat, led the delegation that flew out of Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport on Sunday morning. Ben-Shabbat said ahead of departure the visit will ‘translate plans to actions and concrete agreements’ with the signing of a range of deals involving finance, investment, trade, tourism, communications, technology and agriculture.
  • Supreme Court halts census in latest twist of 2020 count

    10/14/2020 4:15:18 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    AP News ^ | By MIKE SCHNEIDER 36 minutes ago
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the Trump administration can end census field operations early, in a blow to efforts to make sure minorities and hard-to-enumerate communities are properly counted in the crucial once-a-decade tally. The decision was not a total loss for plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the administration’s decision to end the count early. They managed to get nearly two extra weeks of counting people as the case made its way through the courts. However, the ruling increased the chances of the Trump administration retaining control of the process that decides how many congressional seats each state...
  • Graham challenger pushing conservatives toward 3rd candidate [SC]

    10/13/2020 7:16:07 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 83 replies
    Associated Press Via WSPA News7 ^ | October 13, 2020 | Meg Kinnard
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In a state known for its political shenanigans, the Senate race in South Carolina is living up to that reputation as campaigning between U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison enters its closing days. This week, Harrison has been mounting a campaign to cleave voters from Graham and steer them toward a third, more conservative candidate, although that candidate is no longer actively running. The tactic could appeal to South Carolina voters who voted Graham in but have at times critiqued him as not conservative enough for the state
  • English villages wake up to find they’re Brexit’s new border

    10/12/2020 8:14:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 10 11 2020 | JILL LAWLESS
    SEVINGTON, England (AP) — Four years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Brexit can still seem abstract. But in the county known as the Garden of England, it is literally taking concrete form. Just beyond the ancient oaks and yews that surround medieval St. Mary’s Church in the village of Sevington, bulldozers, dump trucks and cement mixers swarm noisily over a field. They are chewing up land to create part of Britain’s new border with the European Union — a customs clearance depot with room for up to 2,000 trucks. No one asked local people for permission, and...
  • Meltdown: Democrat Cal Cunningham Dodges Four Separate Times When Asked if There Are More Mistresses

    10/10/2020 12:00:57 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 09 2020 | SEAN MORAN
    North Carolina Senate Democrat candidate Cal Cunningham dodged questions four separate times during a press conference on Friday, when asked if he had affairs with any women other than the one he has acknowledged. Reporters asked Cunningham four times if there were any other women he had an affair with after the Associated Press confirmed that he had an affair with Arlene Guzman Todd, a California public relations strategist. The press call was billed as an event to “hold Sen. [Thom] Tillis Accountable for Failure to Pass Further COVID-19 Relief.” The event also planned to slam Tillis for working to...