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Missouri Ethics Commission fines GOP ex-governor $178,000 for campaign finance violations

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — State ethics regulators have fined the campaign of former Gov. Eric Greitens $178,000 over campaign finance violations dating to his upstart, outsider bid to become Missouri’s chief executive.The Missouri Ethics Commission released its long-awaited probe of Greitens’ campaign apparatus Thursday. The commission found reasonable grounds to believe the Greitens campaign committed two violations of Missouri law, but dismissed other allegations.The MEC said the fine was linked to two dark money groups that were raising and spending money to further Greitens’ political career.“…

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Oklahoma governor tests positive for COVID-19 weeks after attending Trump’s Tulsa rally

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Fearing jail and facing defeat: Don’t expect Trump to leave office quietly

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The presidency of Donald John Trump is collapsing. Unwilling or unable to confront the deadly realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed more than 138,000 American lives, the president’s job-approval ratings have plummeted. The ravages of the virus, in turn, have triggered a deep economic slump, pushing unemployment rates to levels not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s. There is a growing perception that our 45th commander in chief, never known for his intellectual acuity or moral rectitude, is unfit to lead the nation in this moment of extreme crisis.

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‘Texas could go Democrat’: Fox Business host tells GOPer that COVID-19 surge is costing Republicans

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Fox Business host Stuart Varney noted on Wednesday that Texas "could go Democrat" in the next presidential election because COVID-19 cases are surging in the state.

During an interview with Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), Varney noted that Texas now has over 10,000 hospitalizations because of the virus.

For his part, Crenshaw sought to downplay the surge in cases by focusing on other metrics.

"We have to pay attention to all the data, not just the scariest data," Crenshaw opined. "The trend [of hospitalizations] is going in the right direction. Our death rate in Texas continues to be one of the best in the world actually."

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