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Health is priceless, but the decision to prioritize it was not for the Big Ten. Canceling college football season for the safety of student-athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic will cost Big Ten athletic departments more than $275 million in ticket sales and could reach $1 billion in total lost revenue, according to NCAA fiscal reports... New York Post
"He’s going to pop up on the ballot in certain places and they better hope it’s not in a swing state." New York Post
President Trump on Wednesday called on Joe Biden to denounce radical far-left group Antifa after pranksters appeared to direct “Antifa.com” to Joe Biden’s campaign page. The president was asked about the snafu — which seemed timed to Biden’s unveiling of his VP Kamala Harris in Delaware — and whether his opponents needed to... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is scared to upset the left.
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There was once a time when tragedy and national challenges brought Americans together. From the moonshot to 9/11, we knew moments of national trial call for one nation locked in common purpose and solidarity. But in the coronavirus times? Well, this hasn’t proved to be one of those times thus far. New York Post
President Trump on Wednesday vowed to permanently abolish the payroll tax at the beginning of 2021 if he is re-elected in November. “On the assumption I win, we are going to be terminating the payroll tax after the beginning of the new year,” the president said during his nightly coronavirus briefing at the... New York Post
VOA VIEW: It would build business, there needs to be a Republican sweep.
Past clashes over LGBTQ rights and women's issues will likely flare up again between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris.
VOA VIEW: It will be fun.
Most Americans support travel restrictions implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19, but a poll finds disagreement over other immigration issues.
VOA VIEW: The nation must be protected.
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Infectious disease experts are eyeing the next battle once a vaccine for the coronavirus is developed in the U.S.: how to get Americans to take it. One out of 3 Americans would not take a free, Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccine if it were available today, according to a poll ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It makes sense.
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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is asking the state Supreme Court to reverse the decision of a King County judge that has allowed a recall effort to move forward that could result in her being removed from office. Five Seattle residents filed a petition seeking to recall Durkan over ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Durkan should be recalled.
Joseph R. Biden's campaign is contemplating the advent of Team Basement. Sen. Kamala Harris bounded back into the presidential race with much the same fervor that greeted her primary run before she quickly went from presumptive frontrunner to the first high-profile casualty. The Californian looked great on paper but ended ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: They belong in the basement.
President Trump insisted on Wednesday the country is doing "very well" in its response against the coronavirus despite ongoing concerns about the economic recovery and nationwide deaths that totaled over 1,000 in five of the last seven days. He said liberal governors are holding back to ruin his chance of ... Washington Times
President Trump said he didn't watch much of Democratic running mates Joseph R. Biden and Sen. Kamala D. Harris appearing together for the first time on Wednesday, but predicted she will be a "big failure." "She's very short on facts," the president told reporters. Washington Times
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A military helicopter shot at over northern Virginia forced to make emergency landing, one crew member received a minor injury. ABC
VOA VIEW: The guilty must be found and prosecuted vigorously.
President Donald Trump praised Marjorie Taylor Greene who a GOP congressional runoff in Georgia, despite espousing racist views and QAnon conspiracy theories. ABC
A California tribe whose ancestral lands span across the U.S.-Mexico border is suing the Trump administration to block construction of a section of border wall that the Kumeyaay people say is desecrating sacred burial sites ABC
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Ford is recalling more than 558,000 midsize SUVs in North America because the brakes may not work properly ABC
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris made joint their first joint appearance as running mates Wednesday in Wilmington, Delaware. ABC
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The event offered voters their first opportunity to see the presumptive Democratic nominees together in person since Biden announced that he had selected Harris to be his running mate. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Harris is an idiot.
At the start of the 2020 election cycle -- way back in December 2018 -- the conventional wisdom was that while Democrats might be able to retake the Senate majority, it was a long shot. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN foolish leftwing madness.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters at the Capitol Wednesday that she doesn't want stalled negotiations for another round of coronavirus relief to drag until the end of September, when government funds are set to expire. CNN
VOA VIEW: Pelosi faulty mistake to hold back support.
A proposal by Seattle City Council this week to strip the police department of funding and officers may face roadblocks because of a consent decree with the federal government. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Seattle liberal stupidity.
An Oregon district attorney's decision that hundreds of Portland protesters will not face any charges “is a complete surrender of the criminal justice system,” former Las Vegas police Lt. Randy Sutton told “Outnumbered Overtime” on Wednesday. FOX News
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Pro-police groups hope to be allowed to commemorate their heroes. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his selection for vice president, Kamala Harris, appeared together in public for the first time Wednesday as they criticized the Trump administration's coronavirus response UPI
Three B-2 stealth bombers were deployed to a remote Indian Ocean base, the Defense Department announced on Wednesday. UPI
U.S. consumer prices rose by 0.6% for a second consecutive month in July, fueled mainly by higher gasoline prices, government figures showed Wednesday. UPI
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All males and white females are insulted by Biden picking a black female as a VP running mate. President Donald Trump criticized his Democratic rival's vice presidential selection process, saying that some men are “insulted” by Joe Biden's selection of a black woman, Kamala Harris, as his running mate. In an interview Trump said, “I would be inclined to go a different route than what he’s done," indicating that Biden “roped himself off into, you know, a certain group of people."
Dems and the liberal media will twist and spin positive lies about Harris and Biden. The two fools will make each more dumb than they are.