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Conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin calls for total ‘shunning’ of ‘liar’ Sarah Sanders after she leaves White House

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Conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin unloaded on White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders on MSNBC Sunday morning, saying the president’s press secretary puts all reporters at risk with her attacks on the press.

Speaking with AM Joy host Joy Reid, and jumping off from Trump’s tweet that the “dangerous and sick” press “can also cause War,” Rubin said the real war is the one the White House is waging on truth and that Sanders needs to be held accountable.

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According to Rubin, the first thing the press needs to do is quit covering Trump’s self-promoting campaign rallies and then stop attending White House press briefings conducted by Sanders.

“We don’t have to put it [the press briefing] on television, we don’t have to put it on television live,” she suggested. “If by some chance she utters some morsel of accurate information it could be fact-checked and related to the audience. The same thing with the rallies — no reason to put them on live television.”

She then turned to Sanders, who bitterly complained about she how she has been treated by the press during a confrontation with CNN’s Jim Acosta earlier in the week.

“I would also add one little thing,” the conservative columnist continued. “Sarah Huckabee Sanders is so concerned that people aren’t nice to her. And people like me think that — not that she should be harassed — but that she should be shunned.”

“The reason is that she lies,” she explained. “She attacks our free press and no respectable employer should hire her after this term. Also, no university and no news outlet. She has lied and she has endangered the lives of reporters and that’s why she should be shunned. Not harassed — shunned.”

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Florida seniors are ‘highly susceptible’ to coronavirus — which could hurt Trump’s reelection chances

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On Monday, The Washington Post examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on older voters' politics, and in particular how it is hurting President Donald Trump with the critical demographic in Florida — a state that is almost mandatory for the president to win for a second term.

"While Democrats have worried about Biden’s struggles to excite younger voters, older voters who are upset with the president are poised to be potentially more influential in November, especially in swing states whose populations skew their way, like Florida, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin," reported Jenna Johnson and Lori Rozsa. "In Florida, more than 20 percent of those who voted in the 2016 election were over age 65, according to exit polls. In 2016, Trump won the Florida senior vote by a 17-point margin over Clinton, according to exit polls. The state ranks as one Trump must almost certainly win to insure his victory, while Biden has other paths to the White House."

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First test of Virgin Orbit rocket fails to accomplish goal

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The first test launch of a rocket that is released from a jumbo jet at 35,000 feet and then propels itself into orbit to deploy a satellite failed on Monday, the Virgin Orbit company said.

"The mission terminated shortly into the flight. Cosmic Girl and our flight crew are safe and returning to base," Virgin Orbit's Twitter account reported as the test was underway off the coast of California.

The plane released the rocket cleanly, but the latter developed trouble of unknown origin after igniting its first-stage engine, the company said.

Founded by British billionaire Richard Branson in 2012, Virgin Orbit wants to offer a quick and flexible launch service for operators of small satellites, weighing between 300 and 500 kilos (600 to 1,00 pounds), a market which is currently booming.

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Trump adviser’s ‘repugnant’ lack of concern for human life slammed by ethics expert

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On Monday, President Donald Trump's economic adviser Kevin Hassett appeared on CNN to urge the economy to reopen, saying, "Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work."

White House adviser Kevin Hassett: "Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work." #HumanCapitalStock pic.twitter.com/Yl9KwJf6KP

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