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S&P 500, Dow dip on jitters over Trump
S&P 500, Dow dip on jitters over Trump's China response

President Donald Trump, who has warned of a tough response to China's move, is expected to make an announcement later in the day. "Tensions between the world's two largest economies are as high as they've been in memory, higher than last year's trade war that was economically focused," Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Sachin Raghavan said. Financial stocks, the best performing S&P sector this week, were the biggest drag on the benchmark index.

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Trump's Proposed Order on Social Media Could Harm One Person in Particular: Trump

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump, who built his political career on the power of a flame-throwing Twitter account, has now gone to war with Twitter, angered that it would presume to fact-check his messages. But the punishment he is threatening could force social media companies to crack down even more on customers just like Trump.The executive order that Trump signed Thursday seeks to strip liability protection in certain cases for companies like Twitter, Google and Facebook for the content on their sites, meaning they could face legal jeopardy if they allowed false and defamatory posts. Without a liability shield, they presumably would have to be more aggressive about policing...

Biden losing economic argument to Trump as U.S. begins to re-open
Biden losing economic argument to Trump as U.S. begins to re-open

U.S. President Donald Trump is trusted more than Democratic nominee Joe Biden to handle the economy, polls show, even with more than 40 million Americans filing jobless claims and growth stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Biden is expected to release a large-scale recovery plan in the coming weeks. Democrats are watching closely to see if his message matches the moment, saying the party's presumptive nominee needs to ramp up criticism of Trump's response to the pandemic and show leadership for moving forward.

Big Pharma Is Betting on This Rookie Arizona Senator
Big Pharma Is Betting on This Rookie Arizona Senator

By Jay Hancock and Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health NewsSen. Kyrsten Sinema formed a congressional caucus to raise "awareness of the benefits of personalized medicine" in February. Soon after that, employees of pharmaceutical companies donated $35,000 to her campaign committee.Amgen gave $5,000. So did Genentech and Merck. Sanofi, Pfizer and Eli Lilly all gave $2,500. Each of those companies has invested heavily in personalized medicine, which promises individually tailored drugs that can cost a patient hundreds of thousands of dollars.Sinema is a first-term Democrat from Arizona but has nonetheless emerged as a pharma favorite in Congress as the industry steers through a new political and...

Donald Trump on violent Minneapolis protests: Mayor Jacob Frey
Donald Trump on violent Minneapolis protests: Mayor Jacob Frey 'very weak,' 'thugs' dishonor George Floyd's memory

Amid escalating violence in Minneapolis after George Floyd's death, President Donald Trump criticized the city's mayor and called protesters "thugs."

Global stocks slip as markets await Trump
Global stocks slip as markets await Trump's Hong Kong response

Stock markets dipped and safe-havens such as bonds and Japan's yen firmed on Friday, as investors awaited Washington's response to China tightening control over the city of Hong Kong. China's parliament on Thursday pressed ahead with national security legislation for the city, raising fears over the future of its freedoms and function as a finance hub. U.S. President Donald Trump, who has vowed a tough response, said he will hold a news conference on China later on Friday.

Laura Ingraham to African Americans: Trump Understands Police Violence Because of Russia Probe
Laura Ingraham to African Americans: Trump Understands Police Violence Because of Russia Probe

Fox News host Laura Ingraham attempted to explain to African Americans on Thursday night that President Donald Trump can empathize with inequality and police brutality due to his "own experience" with federal investigators during the Russia probe.With protests raging across the nation over the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis police custody, Ingraham lectured protesters over the demonstrations devolving into violence and looting. After chastising the non-Fox media for supposedly fanning racial flames over the police killing and subsequent protests, Ingraham then decided to address the black community as a whole to tell them how they should properly protest the killing of...

Don Lemon Erupts:
Don Lemon Erupts: 'No One Wants to Hear From the Birther-In-Chief' on George Floyd

CNN anchor Don Lemon unloaded on President Donald Trump after the Justice Department said Thursday that the president was "actively monitoring" the investigation of four Minneapolis police officers over the death of an unarmed black man, exclaiming that nobody "wants to hear from the Birther-in-Chief."During a press conference late Thursday afternoon, local and federal investigators insisted that they "can't rush" bringing charges for the death of George Floyd, who was pronounced dead after an officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. With protests raging across the country, U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald said the investigation was a "top priority" for the feds before adding that...

Twitter flags China spokesman
Twitter flags China spokesman's tweet on COVID-19

Twitter has flagged a tweet written in March by a Chinese government spokesman that suggested the U.S. military brought the novel coronavirus to China, as the social media platform ramps up fact-checking of posts. Twitter posted a blue exclamation mark under a tweet by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, with a comment urging readers to check the facts about COVID-19.

2020 Republican convention: RNC sends Gov. Roy Cooper
2020 Republican convention: RNC sends Gov. Roy Cooper 'safety protocols' for Charlotte event

There is no mention of face masks or social distancing in the letter. which are both currently the state's guidelines.

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto withdraws from Biden VP consideration
Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto withdraws from Biden VP consideration

"I support Joe Biden 100% and will work tirelessly to help get him elected this November," Cortez Masto said in a statement.

Minnesota governor activates National Guard following protests and looting in response to death of George Floyd
Minnesota governor activates National Guard following protests and looting in response to death of George Floyd

Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, said Thursday he was declaring a "peacetime emergency" in response to rioting and looting.

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Trump's Plan: Break the Internet to Suppress the Vote

The internet, and Twitter in particular, is central to President Donald Trump's power. His tweets move everything from Pentagon policy on Syria and transgender service to how Republican lawmakers vote on surveillance law. Their frequent falsity is beside the point. It's the influence that matters. Now Trump is trying to push a lasting structural change upon the internet, one that internet-freedom advocates fear will entrench a disincentive for any social media company to block disinformation on their platform. And it comes after Twitter, an open sewer for disinformation, took a very meager step to stop Trump from suppressing the vote in November.In signing an executive order on Thursday,...

Texas to allow some fans at outdoor pro sports events
Texas to allow some fans at outdoor pro sports events

Texas will soon allow outdoor pro sports events to have spectators, but the numbers will be strictly limited, under a new order Thursday from Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott revised a decision to let pro sports leagues host events without fans starting in June as part of the state's move to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. Abbott's new order allows outdoor stadiums to host fans up to 25% of their normal capacity.

'F*cking Dangerous': Dems in Pennsylvania Lose It After GOP Kept Virus Diagnosis a Secret

When a Republican state representative in Pennsylvania revealed to lawmakers on Wednesday that he'd recovered from coronavirus, his Democratic colleagues had little sympathy to offer. Instead, they ripped into Rep. Andrew Lewis and his party's leaders, accusing them of intentionally "covering up" Lewis' coronavirus diagnosis to avoid political embarrassment amid the party's relentless push to reopen the state. In a 12-minute expletive-laden Facebook video on Wednesday night, Democratic state lawmaker Brian Sims unleashed on his rival party, calling them "callous liars" who had put lives at risk. While Lewis said that anybody who had been in contact with him prior to his diagnosis was...

VA says it
VA says it'll stop almost all use of unproven drug on vets

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said Thursday that his department has all but stopped use of an unproven malaria drug on veterans with COVID-19. At a House hearing, he defended initial use of hydroxychloroquine on coronavirus patients as justified "to give them hope," given few treatment options at the time. President Donald Trump has heavily pitched the drug - even saying in recent days he had been taking it to prevent coronavirus infection - without scientific evidence of its effectiveness.

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Biden's Testing Strategy Sets Up a Clear Contrast With Trump on the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden has proposed harnessing the broad powers of the federal government to step up coronavirus testing, with a public-private board overseeing test manufacturing and distribution, federal safety regulators enforcing testing at work and at least 100,000 contact tracers tracking down people exposed to the virus.The presumptive Democratic nominee's plan, laid out in a little-noticed Medium post, stands in stark contrast to President Donald Trump's leave-it-to-the-states strategy, detailed in an 81-page document released over the weekend. And it presents voters in November with a classic philosophical choice over the role they want Washington to play during the worst public...

U.S. caps charter flights to Cuba at 3,600 per year
U.S. caps charter flights to Cuba at 3,600 per year

The United States will impose a cap on charter flights to Cuba at 3,600 per year, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump's administration moves to curb the Cuban government's access to revenue. The action - enacted in response to a January request by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo - caps such flights at about 2019 levels, preventing any increase. The United States last October banned regularly scheduled flights to all Cuban cities except Havana.

Senate seats Democrats and Republicans are hoping to flip
Senate seats Democrats and Republicans are hoping to flip

There are 35 seats up for election in 2020, and Democrats are hoping to crack the GOP's slim 53-47 majority in November.

Fox News Anchor Confronts Kayleigh McEnany on Her Mail-In Voting Hypocrisy
Fox News Anchor Confronts Kayleigh McEnany on Her Mail-In Voting Hypocrisy

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany may have found herself in an uncomfortable position on Thursday when Fox News anchor Ed Henry briefly pressed her on her lengthy history of voting by mail.Over the past several weeks, President Donald Trump has railed against mail-in ballots as more states consider expanding the process amid the coronavirus pandemic, falsely claiming that vote-by-mail is rife with fraud and abuse. The president's repeated falsehoods on the topic were eventually flagged by Twitter, prompting outrage from conservatives and the president drafting an executive order about social media.During a typically friendly interview with McEnany on Fox News' America's...

White House to skip economic forecast this summer showing depth of the downturn
White House to skip economic forecast this summer showing depth of the downturn

The grim outlook on the economy, which is not required by law, would come just a few months before voters decide whether to reelect President Donald Trump.

U.S. Senator Kaine tests positive for coronavirus antibodies
U.S. Senator Kaine tests positive for coronavirus antibodies

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced on Friday that he and his wife Anne have tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, but that doctors were not able to diagnose the disease early on due to a shortage of COVID-19 tests. Kaine, a former state governor who was the 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee, said he was treated for flu through mid-March but suffered new symptoms late in the month. While noting that coronavirus antibodies could make him less likely to be reinfected or to infect others, Kaine said the actual level of protection is uncertain.

House pulls foreign surveillance bill amid Republican opposition
House pulls foreign surveillance bill amid Republican opposition

President Trump had threatened to veto the bill in a tweet on Wednesday.

Pennsylvania state lawmaker rips GOP members for silence after testing positive for coronavirus
Pennsylvania state lawmaker rips GOP members for silence after testing positive for coronavirus

PA state Rep. Brian Sims released a Facebook video calling out Republican members he said withheld information about positive coronavirus cases.

'Ugly Even for Him': Trump's Media Allies Recoil at His Smear of MSNBC Host

Some of President Donald Trump's most stalwart media defenders broke ranks with him on Wednesday, aghast at his baseless smears against the MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, whom Trump has all but accused of killing a former staff member two decades ago despite a total lack of evidence.The backlash even spread to the senior levels of Trump's party on Capitol Hill, where the No. 3 House Republican, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, said the president should drop the matter and focus on leading the country through the coronavirus pandemic. "I would urge him to stop it," she told reporters, referring to the false allegations.The vast majority of Republican officials have kept silent about the...

Mark Zuckerberg told Fox News that Facebook will not fact-check Trump
Mark Zuckerberg told Fox News that Facebook will not fact-check Trump's false claims as Twitter did

Zuckerberg's comments came after Twitter added a fact-check warning to a false claim that President Donald Trump had made about mail-in voting.

Lawmakers have been sleeping in their Capitol offices for years, coronavirus is reviving a push to end it
Lawmakers have been sleeping in their Capitol offices for years, coronavirus is reviving a push to end it

Roughly 100 'couch caucus' lawmakers live in their Capitol offices while in D.C., but that practice is being scrutinized due to the coronavirus.

Florida
Florida's Felon Ruling Puts New Votes Up For Grabs

The Democratic and Republican parties each have demographic groups they can generally count on for support every November. But a weekend ruling has added hundreds of thousands of potential voters to the rolls of a critical swing state-and there's no clear direction which way they will cast their ballots. The group in question: felons, who will now be able to vote in Florida for the first time since their convictions."We fought too long and hard to get our voting eligibility restored to just give it away to a political party," said Neil Volz, deputy director for Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, which championed the Amendment 4 felon voting rights ballot measure that passed in 2018...

Short bets on China
Short bets on China's yuan near 8-month high as Sino-U.S. tensions rise: Reuters poll

Short bets on China's yuan rose to a near eight-month high, a Reuters poll showed, as Beijing's proposed security bill for Hong Kong fuelled worries of a global fallout just as it tries to kick-start a post-lockdown economic recovery. The yuan is hovering at its weakest level against the U.S. dollar in nearly nine months as U.S.-China tensions once again build, with President Donald Trump saying his country was working on a strong response to Beijing's actions. Short positions on the yuan climbed to their highest since October last year, a poll of 14 respondents showed.

Gold prices rise as Hong Kong dispute riles China-U.S. ties
Gold prices rise as Hong Kong dispute riles China-U.S. ties

U.S. gold futures rose 0.4% to $1,717.70. "That's bad news for the globe as it spills over into trade- the impact on global growth, while the global economies are fragile, could be severe." U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer qualifies for its special status under U.S. law, while President Donald Trump said he'd announce a response this week.

Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Kellyanne Conway
Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Kellyanne Conway's Cupcake-Voting Nonsense

"It's been an all-caps kind of week for our dear misleader," Jimmy Kimmel said in his monologue Wednesday night. He was referring to President Donald Trump's ongoing freakout over Twitter's unprecedented move to label just two of his tweets "potentially misleading." Kimmel joked, "I guess it was only a matter of time  before Donald Trump would be in a Twitter feud with Twitter." The late-night host was far more concerned with the substance of Trump's tweets claiming mail-in voting will lead to widespread fraud. "This new kick he's on, this trying to stop voting by mail, is actually very scary," Kimmel said,  "because it's pretty clear that he is setting the stage to claim he was cheated...

How Covid-19 pushed Twitter to fact-check Trump
How Covid-19 pushed Twitter to fact-check Trump's tweets

The company is taking the lessons learned from countering tweets that could endanger people's health and applying them to Trump's Twitter feed.

Bid to extend U.S. surveillance tools stalls after Trump threatens veto
Bid to extend U.S. surveillance tools stalls after Trump threatens veto

An effort to extend parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) stalled in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump promised to veto it and Republicans withdrew their support. The House of Representatives' Democratic leaders said late on Wednesday a vote on renewing three government surveillance rules that expired in March would not take place as expected. Trump threatened a veto on Twitter earlier on Wednesday, posting: "If the FISA Bill is passed tonight on the House floor, I will quickly VETO it."

Pennsylvania Democrats: GOP Lawmaker
Pennsylvania Democrats: GOP Lawmaker's Positive COVID-19 Test Kept Secret For A Week

"They yelled and screamed about it being safe for others across the state to gather, while they were testing positive," state Rep. Brian Sims said.

Mark Zuckerberg Says Social Media Giants Shouldn
Mark Zuckerberg Says Social Media Giants Shouldn't Be In Position To Fact-Check Users

When asked about Twitter's fact-checking of President Trump, Zuckerberg said Facebook shouldn't be "the arbiter of truth."

Rush Limbaugh: Trump
Rush Limbaugh: Trump's 'Clever' to Peddle Baseless Murder Conspiracies

Conservative radio host and recent Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Rush Limbaugh praised President Donald Trump on Wednesday as "clever" for falsely accusing MSNBC host Joe Scarborough of murder, claiming the president is "just throwing gasoline on a fire" because he's "having fun."Over the past several weeks, the president has repeatedly suggested that Scarborough-while he was a member of Congress in 2001-killed his aide Lori Klausutis. Her death, which occurred in Scarborough's Florida congressional office, was ruled an accident due to an abnormal heart rhythm. Furthermore, Scarborough was in D.C. at the time.Despite Klausutis' widower begging the president to please stop...

Top campaign advisor says Biden would sanction China over Hong Kong
Top campaign advisor says Biden would sanction China over Hong Kong

Joe Biden would sanction China if president for its plan to impose new national security rules on Hong Kong, his campaign said on Wednesday, and accused President Donald Trump of having "enabled" Beijing's curbs on freedoms in the former British colony. The United States had to "take a stand against China's crackdown in Hong Kong," said Tony Blinken, a senior foreign policy advisor for Biden, the likely Democratic nominee to take on Trump in November's election.

Approval of Trump
Approval of Trump's pandemic response stays steady, Biden favored in election: Reuters/IPSOS poll

Public approval of President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic remained steady this week as the number of U.S. deaths from the illness surpassed 100,000, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. Asked to rate Trump's handling of the coronavirus crisis, 41% of Americans approved and 53% disapproved, about the same as last week but down significantly from late March when Americans approved of Trump's response to the pandemic by a small margin. Earlier this year, Trump downplayed the seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 1.7 million people in the United States since the first reported case in late January.

Sam Johnson, ex-Texas GOP congressman and Vietnam POW, dies
Sam Johnson, ex-Texas GOP congressman and Vietnam POW, dies

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.

Wisconsin to send mail-in ballot applications to 2.7 million voters
Wisconsin to send mail-in ballot applications to 2.7 million voters

Wisconsin will send absentee ballot applications to more than 2.7 million registered voters, the state's election commission agreed on Wednesday, in a first step to address concerns about the effect of the coronavirus on in-person voting in November. Republicans led by President Donald Trump have argued, without giving evidence, that mail-in voting is susceptible to fraud. Twitter on Tuesday for the first time prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by Trump, warning that his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact checkers.

Larry Kramer
Larry Kramer's Anger Powered His LGBTQ Activism. We Should Never Forget It.

The anger. That's what the obituaries and memories of Larry Kramer come back to. It's what the interviews with him came back to. And yes, Kramer, who has died aged 84 from pneumonia (not COVID-related), was infamously irascible. But he was furious with a purpose. He was angry on a mission. He died in the timespan of our current pandemic, and became famous in the timespan of another, AIDS. His anger remained a constant.That Kramer's anger somehow stood out as defining tells us something about the very passivity that was the prompt for much of the anger itself. If some shrank from Kramer's anger, he in turn bristled at what he perceived to be their inertia.The Man Who Led the Fight for Gay...

Texas court: Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting

Texas officials fighting to block widespread mail-in voting during the pandemic claimed victory after the state's highest court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the coronavirus doesn't qualify someone to cast a ballot by mail. The decision was unanimous by the Texas Supreme Court, which is stocked with nine Republican justices, including one who revealed last week that she had tested positive for COVID-19. Texas generally limits mail balloting only to voters who are over 65 years old or have a disability.

George Floyd: Trump to receive
George Floyd: Trump to receive 'full report' on Minneapolis death, calls it a 'very sad event'

Trump addressed the death of George Floyd while traveling to the Kennedy Space Center, telling reporters he plans to receive a "full report" on the incident.

Trump threatens social media after Twitter fact-checks him
Trump threatens social media after Twitter fact-checks him

President Donald Trump threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering on Wednesday after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets. There was no immediate reaction from Twitter or other social media companies to the president's threats.

Cheered by Private Schools, DeVos Demands Public Education Shares Pandemic Aid
Cheered by Private Schools, DeVos Demands Public Education Shares Pandemic Aid

WASHINGTON -- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, defiant amid criticism that she is using the coronavirus pandemic to pursue a long-sought agenda, said she will force public school districts to share a large portion of federal rescue funding with private school students, regardless of income.DeVos announced the measure in a letter to the Council of Chief State School Officers, which represents state education chiefs, defending her position on how education funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, should be spent."The CARES Act is a special, pandemic-related appropriation to benefit all American students, teachers and families," DeVos wrote in the...

Should the Child Care Industry Get a Bailout?
Should the Child Care Industry Get a Bailout?

It has become agonizingly clear to parents of young children that the economy cannot fully reopen without child care. Yet a significant share of child care providers have not been able to survive the lockdown.The sector was already fragile: Unlike public education, the child care industry operates almost entirely on private tuition payments, and most providers are barely profitable. With closings because of the coronavirus, many cannot continue to pay landlords or teachers.Now that more states are allowing child care centers to reopen, those that survived face higher expenses because of additional rules about sanitation and new limits, like no more than 10 children per classroom. In some...

The Republicans Lawmakers Calling Out Trump on His Scarborough Murder Insanity
The Republicans Lawmakers Calling Out Trump on His Scarborough Murder Insanity

While President Donald Trump's allies largely stood silent as the president continues to push baseless murder conspiracies against Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough, several Republican lawmakers have sounded off and called out the president for peddling the lies.Over the past several weeks, the president has repeatedly taken to his Twitter account to suggest that Scarborough murdered an aide in 2001 when he was a GOP congressman. Authorities found the staffer, Lori Klausuits, to have accidentally died in Scarborough's Florida office due to an abnormal heart rhythm. The then-congressman, meanwhile, was in D.C. at the time of her death.Despite Klausutis' widower T.J. begging the president to...

Trump, Pence tag team battleground state for SpaceX launch
Trump, Pence tag team battleground state for SpaceX launch

President Donald Trump is hoping the first launch of American astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly a decade will give the nation's spirit a boost after months of battling the coronavirus. Amid uncertainty about whether the weather would allow for liftoff, Trump departed Washington for the Florida coast to mark the return of NASA astronaut launches from the U.S. - and the first attempt by a private company. It's the latest visit to an important 2020 battleground state as the president emerges from his White House bubble and expands his travel itinerary.

History in the making as House is poised for proxy voting
History in the making as House is poised for proxy voting

To mark Wednesday's history-making moment, House Republicans sued to stop the majority party from going ahead. The House, with 432 current members and three vacancies, is trying to strike a balance between working from home during the coronavirus outbreak and honoring the Constitution's requirement to be "present" and voting. The House rules change is fast becoming a political test on party lines.

Air Force admits
Air Force admits 'persistent and consistent' racial bias against black airmen, records show

Newly released documents show the Air Force has privately admitted to judicial bias against black airmen. Critics say the service is slow to address the problem.


Michael Moore: Minneapolis Police HQ Must Be Demolished as 'Contrition to Black America'

Left-wing documentary filmmaker Michael Moore declared early Friday morning that the Minneapolis Police Department headquarters must be demolished as a "contrition to Black America" in the midst of rioters setting a police precinct ablaze.

Dan Scavino Goes to War with Censors: 'Twitter Is Full of Shit'

White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Dan Scavino fired back at Twitter for censoring a tweet from President Donald Trump.

Watch: CNN Reporter, Crew Arrested During Live Minneapolis Broadcast

CNN "New Day" on Friday morning cut to correspondent Omar Jimenez as he reported on the scene in Minneapolis after protests turned violent. During the middle of the broadcast, Jimenez and his crew of a cameraman and a producer were all arrested by Minnesota | Clips

Joy Reid on Minneapolis: 'People Are Risking COVID' to Say 'Just Stop Killing Us'

Friday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," network anchor Joy Reid addressed the scene in Minneapolis as violent protests have ramped up. | Clips

Donald Trump: Twitter Censors 'Doing Nothing' to Stop China and Democrat 'Lies and Propaganda'

President Donald Trump on Friday again criticized Twitter, after the social media platform censored one of his tweets.

Donald Trump: Rioting 'Thugs' Dishonor George Floyd; 'When the Looting Starts the Shooting Starts'

President Donald Trump reacted angrily to the second night of rioting and looting in Minneapolis in reaction to the death of George Floyd.

Twitter Censors Trump Tweet, Accuses Him of 'Glorifying Violence'

Twitter has hidden a tweet by President Donald Trump on the Minneapolis riots behind a public notice accusing him of "glorifying violence".

Minneapolis Mayor to Rioters: Practice Social Distancing, Wear Masks

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey requested that protesters practice social distancing and wear masks to reduce coronavirus transmission.

MSNBC's Velshi as Minneapolis Burns Behind Him: 'This Is Mostly a Protest -- It Is Not Generally Speaking Unruly'

As conditions are deteriorating in Minneapolis, MN, MSNBC's Ali Velshi is on the ground, offering viewers a glimpse of the situation as it unfolds. | Clips

Rioters Breach, Burn Minneapolis Police Department's Third Precinct

Rioters in Minneapolis breached the city police department's third precinct and set fires, according to numerous eyewitness accounts.

Blue State Blues: Donald Trump Is Defending the First Amendment; Joe Biden Is Attacking It

Trump's rhetoric is over-the-top. Yet his actions, as usual, not only obey the First Amendment but reinforce it. Biden would do the opposite.

Steve Scalise: Mailing Ballots to Non-Citizens Is 'Definition of Voter Fraud'

Automatic mailing of ballots to all people on inaccurate voter rolls "is the definition of voter fraud," said Rep. Steve Scalise.

Pennsylvania Officials Admit Duplicate Ballots Were Mailed Out to Voters

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, officials have admitted that duplicate ballots were mailed out to registered voters.

Biden Veepstakes Take Bad Turn as Scandals Hit Klobuchar, Whitmer

Two women reportedly on Joe Biden's shortlist for VP have been hit with major scandals that could cripple their chances. | Politics

Valerie Jarrett Calls for Vote-by-Mail in Every State -- 'There Is De Minimis Vote Fraud in Our Country'

Thursday on MSNBC, former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett said because there is "de minimis vote fraud in our country," we "should have vote-by-mail in every state." | Clips

Texas Turns It Around After a Spike in Coronavirus Cases

Texas has seen a steady decline in the seven-day average of new Chinese coronavirus cases, deaths, hospitalizations, and test positivity.

***Live Updates*** George Floyd Protests Rage in Minnesota

Violent protests continue to flare up in Minneapolis and St. Paul as the state responds to the death of George Floyd,

Cruz, Lee on Next Virus Legislation: Recovery, Not Relief Legislation

Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee said tax cuts and deregulation are needed to help small businesses recover in the wake of coronavirus.

Twitter: No Warning on Misleading Photo of MN Cop at Trump Rally

False claims that Derek Chauvin was on stage at a Trump rally went viral and have not been moderated by Twitter.

Floyd Prosecutor: Some Evidence Doesn't Support Criminal Charge

Michael Freeman, the Hennepin County Attorney investigating the involvement of Minneapolis police officers in the death of George Floyd, said Thursday that some evidence in the case does not support criminal charges against the cops.

Klobuchar Previously Refused to Prosecute Officer Involved in Floyd Case

Amy Klobuchar refused to prosecute the police officer now at the center of the controversy surrounding the death of George Floyd.

Michigan Officials Still Do Not Know # of COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services does not know how many of the state's COVID-19 deaths are from nursing homes

National Guard Activated to Respond to Minneapolis Violence

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz called in the National Guard as looting broke out in St. Paul and a wounded Minneapolis braced for more violence.

Video: St. Paul Protesters Smash Police Vehicles Outside Looted Target

A group of protesters in St. Paul damaged local police vehicles outside a looted Target store on Thursday.

Past NAACP President Blasts Looters: 'These Motherf**kers Need to Go Home'!

"These people don't give a damn about George Floyd," said Dianne Binns, past president of the St. Paul NAACP, as looters invaded Target.

The Key Points of Trump's Executive Order on Social Media Censorship

President Donald Trump signed an executive order today aimed at addressing social media censorship. Breitbart News has broken down the order into its key components, which include defining social media as the "modern public square," and potentially changing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the crucial legal protection enjoyed exclusively by the Big Tech Masters of the Universe.

The Key Points of Trump's Executive Order on Social Media Censorship

President Donald Trump signed an executive order today aimed at addressing social media censorship. Breitbart News has broken down the order into its key components, which include defining social media as the "modern public square," and potentially changing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the crucial legal protection enjoyed exclusively by the Big Tech Masters of the Universe.

Donald Trump Signs Exec Order to Curb Big Tech's 'Unchecked Power'

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday in the White House to defend free speech on social media.

McEnany: President Donald Trump 'Very Upset' by George Floyd Video

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Thursday that President Trump was "very upset" by the video of George Floyd's death.

Bokhari: Minneapolis Riots Reveal Twitter's 'Harmful Misinformation' Blindspot

Yesterday, Twitter took twelve hours to add a "manipulated media" label to viral tweets from verified celebrities that included a photo of a man who appeared to be the Minneapolis cop who killed George Floyd, wearing a hat saying "Make Whites Great Again."

Trump: Twitter Failing to Make Case Mail-In Ballots Not Subject to Fraud

President Donald Trump on Thursday ridiculed Twitter for trying to claim that vote-by-mail ballots were not subject to fraud.

Police: Dozens Looted Target Store in St. Paul, Minnesota

St. Paul police responded to a group of alleged looters at the Midway Target on Thursday as protests spread over the death of George Floyd.

Study Prompting W.H.O. to Halt Hydroxychloroquine Trials Questioned

The study that led the W.H.O. to halt clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 has been called into question.

Twitter 'Trust and Safety Lead' Vijaya Gadde Sees Trump as Most 'Puerile and Deceptive' U.S. Politician Ever

Vijaya Gadde, the legal, policy, and trust and safety lead at Twitter, is at the center of the company's decision to fact check President Donald Trump and has donated to Democrats, as well as exhibited strong anti-Trump bias in her own posts to the platform.

Kaepernick on Minneapolis Riots: 'Revolting Is the Only Logical Reaction...We Have the Right to Fight Back!'

Former NFL quarterback and original anthem protester Colin Kaepernick, says that the civil unrest in Minneapolis in response to the death of

Twitter Never ‘Fact-Checked’ Russia Hoaxers Schiff, Swalwell, and Lieu

Twitter began "fact-checking" Trump's tweets but let Schiff, Swalwell, and Lieu claim that the president's campaign colluded with Russia.

Who Is Big Tech's 'Arbiter of Truth'? More than Ever, It's a Corrupt, Orwellian Wikipedia

Even as the criticism of Wikipedia’s left-wing political bias intensifies, including from the site’s co-founder Larry Sanger, the major tech platforms continue to use the online encyclopedia in their services and rely on it as a model for addressing “fake news” concerns. Rather than improving their services, the integration of Wikipedia into Big Tech platforms has, instead, made them disseminate false or biased information.

CA Hospitals in Financial Trouble After Preparing for Coronavirus

California's hospitals are in financial trouble after they prepared for a coronavirus onslaught that never came.

Biden Backtracks on Picking Woman of Color as Running Mate

Former Vice President Joe Biden is backtracking on the idea that his eventual running mate will be a woman of color.

Lindsey Graham: Comey, McCabe, Brennan and Clapper Will Be Called to Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Thursday on Hugh Hewitt's nationally syndicated radio show, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told listeners he planned to call a number of ex-Obama administration officials to testify before his committee. | Clips

Flashback: Jack Dorsey Told Congress Twitter 'Failed Our Intended Impartiality'

In 2018, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appeared before Congress where he made a number of claims, such as stating that Twitter is a "public square" and that the platform had unfairly filtered 600,000 accounts from search results, something Dorsey described as a failure of the company's "intended impartiality."

Nancy Pelosi Complains Twitter Isn't Fact-Checking Trump Enough

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) lamented Twitter is too "selective" in its so-called fact-checking of President Donald Trump's account.

Maxine Waters: Trump's Dog Whistle Promotes George Floyd Tragedy --- Police ‘Enjoyed’ Killing

Thursday, during an interview with TMZ, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) accused President Donald Trump of "dog-whistling" which creates an environment that leads to a police officer "enjoying" the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. | Clips

Anthony Fauci Calls on Christians to ‘Forestall’ Receiving Communion

Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged Christians to wear masks, keep distances, and forego receiving communion to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Madonna Declares 'F**k the Police!' After George Floyd Death

Left-wing pop icon Madonna on Wednesday lambasted all police in the wake of continued protests in Minneapolis in response to the death of George Floyd.

Zuckerberg: I Don't Think that Facebook, Internet Platforms 'Should Be Arbiters of Truth'

In an interview that aired Thursday on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg weighed in on President Donald Trump's feud with Twitter after the social media platform recently inserted fact-checking links to his tweets about vote-by-mail. | Clips

Jack Dorsey Goes on Defensive After Twitter 'Fact-Checks' President Trump

In a recent series of Tweets, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his recent decision to "fact check" and place warnings on two of President Donald Trump's tweets. According to Dorsey, Twitter "fact checking" the president does not make the company an "arbiter of truth," claiming that instead, the site was attempting to "connect the dots of conflicting statements."

Minneapolis: Rioters Smash Charter School Storefronts

Rioters in Minneapolis during protests over George Floyd smashed the windows of storefronts, including those housing local charter schools.

Minneapolis Riots: Man Shot Dead Outside Pawn Shop

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)  -- Protests rocked Minneapolis for the second straight night Wednesday after a man's death in police custody.

Cardi B: Minnesota's Protesters Left With 'No Choice' But to Loot

Rapper Cardi B says the people who broke into and looted stores in Minnesota on Wednesday were left with "no choice" but to resort to violence and steal from stores in response to the death of George Floyd, whose neck was kneeled on by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Floyd died hours later.

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