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Trump’s only chance at re-election is to create the illusion that we’re returning to normalcy: op-ed

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Writing in the Washington Post this Tuesday, Greg Sargent contends that President Trump is closing in on desperate times, and he’s starting to realize that his only chance at reelection is to “create the illusion that we’re rapidly returning to normalcy, rather than taking the difficult concrete steps that would make that more likely to happen.”

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Sargent writes that the testing plan the Trump administration sent to Congress is “quite deceptive and insufficient.”

“It largely transfers responsibility to states to implement their own testing and contact-tracing plans,” he writes. “But as public health experts point out, it does not include a massive federal mobilization to redirect supply chains to enable states to do that successfully.”

Ultimately, far more robust testing and tracing is what’s needed if Trump wants to return to normalcy. But according to Sargent, Trump won’t do this because it would “expose those efforts to scrutiny and accountability to new benchmarks.”

“So creating the illusion of a return to normalcy is the go-to plan.”

Read the full op-ed over at The Washington Post.

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Mitch McConnell continues to be haunted by this Confederate flag photo – but he says he has no regrets

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explained the origins of an infamous photograph of himself standing in front of a Confederate flag.

The photo has circulated for years, and it's believed to have originated in the early 1990s at an event held at Big Spring Country Club by the Louisville-based John Hunt Morgan Camp 1342 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, reported the Courier-Journal.

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WATCH: Christian parent warns school district that wearing masks is a ‘pagan ritual of satanic worshipers’

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Wisconsin's Elmbrook School District is fully reopening for the coming school year -- a decision that was expectedly met with criticism. Nevertheless, the school is requiring students to wear masks while on campus, and a certain Christian parent took umbrage at the rule, saying social distancing and wearing masks are "pagan rituals of satanic worshipers."

"My kids are Christian they are not subject to wearing masks,” the woman, identified as Heidi Anderson, said at an Elmbrook Board of Education meeting on Tuesday.

"Six-foot distance and masks are pagan rituals of satanic worshipers," Anderson said. "Absorb that in. 6 feet. Where does 6 feet come from, people? Why is not 3? Why is it not 5? Why is it not 10? Why is it not 30? Why is it 6?"

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Trump-loving Catholic Priest accuses Biden-Harris supporters of wanting ‘terrorists’ and ‘bloodshed’

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A very pro-Trump Catholic priest went ballistic after the first joint public appearance of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Wednesday afternoon, attacking Americans showing support for a Biden-Harris landslide.

"Those tweeting #BidenHarris2020Landslide with a desire for it are seeking a landslide of - bloodshed of #unborn babies - persecution of the church - economic debt - criminals in our neighborhoods - new terrorists in the world - taxes," wrote Father Frank Pavone. "And they don't have the integrity to face it."

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