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WNBA players call for GOP senator to step down as team owner following remarks on Black protesters

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On Tuesday, The Daily Beast reported that several WNBA players are calling for Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) to step down as co-owner of the Atlanta Dream.

The anger comes after a Fox News interview in which she called an armed protest by Black civil rights demonstrators in Georgia “mob rule” — despite the fact that open carry is lawful in Georgia.

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“Former WNBA player Sheryl Swoopes tweeted that the ‘WNBA MUST do better,’ and several current players including Alysha Clark, Sue Bird, Natasha Cloud, and Skylar Diggins-Smith joined in her call,” reported Madeline Charbonneau. “Atlanta Dream players have largely remained silent, but Renee Montgomery, who has taken the 2020 season off to focus on social justice issues, said in a tweet, ‘The second amendment is a part of the Bill of Rights. The problem some may be having is who is bearing the arms.'”

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Loeffler, who was appointed to serve out the remainder of Johnny Isakson’s term at the beginning of the year, is fighting to make it through the “jungle primary,” with GOP Rep. Doug Collins leading her in most recent polls.


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Trump’s latest attack on Joe Biden is stunningly delusional — even for him

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Few ever accuse President Donald Trump of subtlety. But in a new speech in Cleveland on Thursday, he let loose with a particularly wild rant against his Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, that was over-the-top, even for him.

It’s worth just quoting in full:

He’s following the radical left agenda. Take away your guns. Destroy your Second Amendment. No religion! No anything! Hurt the Bible! Hurt God! He’s against God! He’s against guns! He’s against energy, our kind of energy. Uh, I don’t think he’s going to do too well in Ohio.

Many people pointed out that there’s much more evidence that Biden is a committed Christian than there is for Trump. But almost that seems to miss several key points about how wild this is:

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Angst-ridden Republicans should have acted when Trump put his reelection above national security concerns: conservative columnist

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Writing in the Washington Post this Thursday, columnist Jennifer Rubin says that Senate Republicans are in serious trouble, especially in light of the stimulus bill they rolled out this week.

According to Rubin, the Senate GOP is in dire straits because "they have allowed the anti-government, anti-science Trump sycophants to disclaim any interest in the bill, thereby handing the reins to Democrats."

Rubin writes that some Republicans saying they want to see essential workers being taken care of in the bill are speaking up too late. "If only they they had some power in February to remove the unfit and corrupt president from office, instead of leaving him there to purge witnesses from his administration, seek vengeance on foes, force out inspectors general and botch the response to the coronavirus," Rubin writes.

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Facebook removes network of fake accounts that posed as Trump supporters

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Facebook said Thursday it took down accounts running a deceptive campaign out of Romania pretending to be Americans supporting US President Donald Trump ahead of the coming election.

The leading online social network removed 35 Facebook accounts, three pages, and 88 Instagram accounts as part of an ongoing fight against "coordinated inauthentic behavior," according to security policy head Nathaniel Gleicher.

"The people behind this network used fake accounts to pose as Americans, amplify and comment on their own content, and manage pages including some posing as President Trump fan pages," Gleicher said.

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