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‘Keep your eye on the family’: Authoritarianism experts reveals how Mattis departure a step toward ‘dynastic kleptocracy’

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The departure of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will further empower senior White House advisors Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner according to authoritarianism expert Sarah Kendzior.

Kendzior, the author of The View from Flyover Country, is co-host of Gaslit Nation podcast.

“Every time someone leaves the White House, it creates more room for Jared and Ivanka — and their backers,” she explained.

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“This is a dynastic kleptocracy,” she added.

“It’s exploited by different political actors with different desires and demands,” she continued. “But keep your eye on the family — and their money.”


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Trump alerts ‘active-duty U.S. military police’ for possible deployment to Minnesota: report

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President Donald Trump's administration is contemplating using active-duty U.S. troops in an attempt to quell the protests in Minneapolis, the Associated Press reported early Saturday morning.

As unrest spread across dozens of American cities on Friday, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests," the AP reported.

"Soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Drum in New York have been ordered to be ready to deploy within four hours if called, according to three people with direct knowledge of the orders. Soldiers in Fort Carson, in Colorado, and Fort Riley in Kansas have been told to be ready within 24 hours. The people did not want their names used because they were not authorized to discuss the preparations," the AP explained.

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John Roberts joins liberals as Supreme Court rejects challenge to Newsom’s COVID-19 limits on California church attendance

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In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California. The San Diego area church tried to challenge the state's limits on attendance at worship services:

The church argued that limits on how many people can attend their services violate constitutional guarantees of religious freedom and had been seeking an order in time for services on Sunday. The church said it has crowds of 200 to 300 people for its services.

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