In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Trump campaign rips Facebook decision to ban political ads

According to the Washington Examiner: The Trump campaign fired back at Facebook after the social media giant’s CEO told employees the company will implement new strategies close to the election. Samantha Zager, deputy national press secretary of the Trump campaign, said Facebook’s latest policies, which include preventing new political ads one week before the election and posts from campaigns it deems prematurely declare victory, are

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Trump wants drug tests before debate with Biden

Biden does look suspiciously coherent at times. Not that they are letting him out of his basement. And even if they pump him up on amphetamines, he’ll only do so well in a debate, but he might make it through. According to the Washington Examiner: President Trump says he will call for drug tests for both former Vice President Joe Biden and himself before the

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Biden “convention bounce” bounces the wrong way as swing states tighten

According to CNBC: Voters’ concerns about the coronavirus have fallen and President Donald Trump’s approval rating has ticked higher in six swing states over the last two weeks, according to a new CNBC/Change Research poll. In Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, 66% of likely voters said they have serious concerns about Covid-19, the survey released Wednesday found. The share fell from 69%

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The Resistance contemplates armed battle to remove Trump from office

The day after Election Day is going to be very bad news. The results are almost certain to be contested, given President Trump’s distrust of mail-in voting and Democrats’ unwillingness to contemplate another four years of Trump. Are Democrats willing to go along again with winning the popular vote but losing the Electoral College? Given that there is an African American on the ticket, will

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New poll puts Biden only four points ahead of Trump

An Emerson College poll released Friday show Joe Biden ahead of President Trump nationally by just four points, 50%-46%. Emerson is a respected polling outfit. It’s not a bunch of kids doing a science project. If we go into Election Day with Biden up just four points in the polls, Trump wins the Electoral College, and maybe the popular vote too. A majority of voters,

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Trump backs off call for election delay

President Trump today backed of his suggestion this morning that he might seek to delay the election, indicating his purpose was to point out the potential problems posed by mail-in ballots. He spoke today at the White House, answering a reporter’s question: I don’t want a delay. I want to have the election. But I also don’t want to have to wait for three months

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Trump raises possibility of delaying election

President Trump Thursday suggested pushing Election Day back until Americans can vote “properly” and “securely.” “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history,” Trump wrote in a Tweet Thursday. “It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???” With Universal Mail-In

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Trump cancels Jacksonville convention

President Trump today said he is canceling the Republican convention, acknowledging that the raging pandemic in Florida had made it unsafe. Trump spoke to reporters at the White House: I looked at my team and I said, the timing for this event is not right. It’s just not right with what’s happened recently, the flareup in Florida, to have a big convention, it’s not the

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Trump replaces Brad Parscale was campaign manager with Bill Stepien

After weeks of speculation, President Trump Wednesday finally axed campaign manager Brad Parscale and replaced him with Bill Stepien, a former White House political director who managed Chris Christie’s gubernatorial campaigns. “I am pleased to announce that Bill Stepien has been promoted to the role of Trump Campaign Manager,” Trump wrote on Facebook. “Brad Parscale, who has been with me for a very long time

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Trump approval among Evangelicals dips slightly

I think a lot of evangelicals have never been completely comfortable with President Trump’s behavior, and his tweeting, even as they see him as the best bet to safeguard the country. But the abrasiveness, the crudeness, and the failure to show a more coordinated response to the coronavirus may be grating on them. I think a lot of evangelicals, whatever they are thinking now, will

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