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Virginia mayor faces calls to resign after claiming Joe Biden had picked Aunt Jemima for VP

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On Monday, WTOP reported that Barry Presgraves, the mayor of Luray, Virginia, faces calls to resign following his post on social media that “Joe Biden has just announced Aunt Jemima as his VP pick.”

“Mayor Barry Presgraves has been in office since 2008, but earlier announced he would not seek reelection in 2020. A lifelong town resident, he had previously served on the town council,” reported Neal Augenstein. “A screenshot, purportedly from Presgraves’ personal Facebook page, was shared with WTOP but was not online Monday.”

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“I am writing to strongly urge you to resign over a racist comment you made on Facebook,” wrote Luray Town Councilwoman Leah Pence in an email to the mayor. “The comment you posted has a type of humor that has not been appropriate or funny in my lifetime or yours.”

Biden has narrowed down his vice presidential selection to a small handful of finalists, most of them Black women. He is expected to make his announcement next week.


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Mitch McConnell’s dark Supreme Court gamble: He thinks he can win — no matter what happens

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Mitch McConnell's political interests are not identical to Donald Trump's, although there's certainly some overlap. That's the first and most important principle to keep in mind in trying to figure out what will happen in the epoch-shaping battle that now looms over not just the presidential campaign but over America's future — the battle to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

There's a second principle at work here too, nearly as important: McConnell never picks a fight he doesn't think he can win. Many things can be said about the memorably ruthless Senate majority leader, who already stands as one of the most important American political figures of the last 50 years, and few of them are complimentary. (According to rumor, plenty of those things have been said by members of his own caucus.) But no one has ever accused McConnell of being idealistic or standing on principle, or — worst of all, to his mind — of being politically naive.

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Trump promotes new book by Fox Business anchor but neglects to mention his last name

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President Donald Trump promoted a book by one of his favorite broadcasters as another book by a famed journalist reveals some of his failures and lies.

Reporter Bob Woodward continues revealing audio recordings of the president bragging about his coronavirus response, as the nation marks 200,000 deaths from the pandemic, and Trump tweeted out a call to push that book out of the top spot on sales charts.

“'The Trump Century, How Our President Changed the Course of History Forever,'” Trump tweeted. "On sale tomorrow. A great book by an even greater author. Make Lou NUMBER ONE! Much better than the boring, no new info., Woodward book. Besides, Lou is much smarter and sharper than Bob, by a lot!"

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‘This is a nightmare for Republicans — but Trump’s too dumb to figure it out’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe

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A fight over President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the last thing endangered Republican candidates need in the waning day of the election campaign, according to MSNBC's Joe Scarborough.

The nomination fight will energize the base for each party, but the "Morning Joe" host said conservative principles just aren't as politically popular as Republicans think.

"I've got news for the Trump campaign," Scarborough said. "Those people stayed with you through Charlottesville, those people stayed through your racist comments about S-hole countries run by Black people, those people stayed with you even when you were caging children on the border. Those people stayed with you through your worst offenses, your most inhumane comments. You telling people that they had great genes, you getting crowds to laugh because a man got shot and knocked to the ground. Those people are with you."

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