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The Daily Show mocks Fox News for taking a premature victory lap on low coronavirus cases in Texas and Florida

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It wasn’t long ago that New England and west coast states were suffering under the weight of the coronavirus. They locked down, shut down the economies and mandated masks. Meanwhile, red states like Texas, Georgia and Florida were celebrating what they thought was smart leadership.

“And guess what,” announced Fox News host Sean Hannity on May 20. “Now it’s time for all the states to follow their lead.”

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That lead sent them down the pathway to being the worst in the country for coronavirus cases as COVID-19 ravaged everyone from children to the elderly.

“Governor DeSantis now looks like a genius,” bragged former GOP Gov. Mike Huckabee (AR). Florida is now the second worse state in the country after California, which has nearly 19 million more residents than the southern state.

The same day Hannity was singing DeSantis’ praises, Vice President Mike Pence championed the state, saying they were “leading the way.” Indeed they were leading the way, it was just off of a cliff.

“Gov. Greg Abbot, we can learn a lot from you and a lot from Gov. DeSantis,” Hannity said on May 18. Texas is now the third-worst state in the country, after Florida and California.

“There’s a lot to learn from your success,” Hannity cheered.

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Portland police search for white man who kicked Black journalist in the head at ‘Proud Boys’ rally

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On Saturday, the far-right group the "Proud Boys" held a rally at Delta Park in Portland, Oregon.

Zane Sparling, of The Portland Tribune documented the scene, with many attendees wearing militia dress.

https://twitter.com/PDXzane/status/1309945564922961920

Sparling captured video of a man pushing a Black journalist to the ground and kicking him in the head:

Man pushes live-streamer to the ground and kicks him in the face at Proud Boys is rally in Portland pic.twitter.com/SAdHShqir3

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Trump’s Amy Coney Barrett pick for Supreme Court might backfire: analysts

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President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he would nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacant Supreme Court seat. Trump made his pick official during an event at the White House Rose Garden.

“As Amy has said, being a judge takes courage. You are not there to decide cases as you may prefer, you are there to do your duty, and to follow the law, wherever it may take you. That is exactly what Judge Barrett will do on the U.S. Supreme Court.”

He continued: “No matter the issue, no matter the case before her. I am supremely confident that Judge Barrett will issue rulings based solely upon a fair reading of the law. She will defend the sacred principle of equal justice for citizens of every race, color, religion and creed.”

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Senate Dems blast ‘corrupt’ nomination of Amy Coney Barrett: ‘This entire process is illegitimate’

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President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the United States Supreme Court -- and Democrats were livid.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) linked the nomination to the Affordable Care Act and the COVID-19 pandemic.

"A vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to eliminate health care for millions in the middle of a pandemic," Schumer wrote. "Democrats are fighting for Americans' health care."

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, ripped the nomination for coming so close to the election.

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