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10 things you need to know today:
8:15 AM · Oct 21, 2019·Sprout Social
 
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Kurds leave Syrian border town under ceasefire deal

Kurdish militia leaders said Sunday they had evacuated a Syrian border town, the first such withdrawal under a five-day ceasefire deal with Turkey. Kurdish officials said after fighters and civilians have cleared out of the town, Ras al-Ayn, Kurdish-led forces also will pull out of a broader section of northern Syria along Turkey's border. The withdrawal is supposed to be completed by late Tuesday, when the ceasefire is scheduled to expire. Turkey launched its military operation into the region after President Trump said he was pulling out U.S. troops who had fought alongside the Kurds against the Islamic State. Turkey views the Kurds as terrorists, and is demanding a terrorist-free "safe zone" along its border. [The Associated Press]

 

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8 dead as Chile protests continue

Demonstrators set fire to buses and subway stations and clashed with police in Chile on Sunday as the South American nation faced its worst unrest in decades. More than 1,400 people have been arrested. Eight people died in fires — three at supermarkets that were looted, and five at a garment factory that allegedly was burned by rioters. The demonstrations over living costs erupted two weeks ago in response to a planned subway fare hike. President Sebastián Piñera canceled the fare increase on Saturday, but the violence continued. A state of emergency was declared in the capital, Santiago, and five other cities. About 5,000 travelers were stranded at Santiago's airport overnight as at least two airlines canceled or rescheduled flights. The country is bracing for a national strike called for Monday. [The New York Times, BBC News]

 

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Warren to release Medicare-for-all financing plan

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Sunday that "in the next few weeks" she will release a plan for how to pay for her Medicare-for-all goal. Democratic presidential rivals have been attacking Warren on her refusal to specify how she proposes to fund the plan, and reporters continue to ask her if she would raise taxes, not just lower total health-care costs, for the middle class. "Right now, the cost estimates on Medicare-for-all vary by trillions and trillions of dollars. And the different revenue streams for how to fund it — there are a lot of them," Warren said. "So this is something I've been working on for months and months and it's got just a little more work until it's finished." [The Washington Post, USA Today]

 

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Johnson pushes for Brexit vote as deadline looms

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pushing for a "meaningful vote" on his Brexit deal Monday afternoon, after Parliament denied one he asked for on Saturday. Johnson's government sent the European Union an unsigned letter as required under newly passed legislation requesting a delay on Britain's departure from the EU, currently scheduled for Oct. 31, but he also sent a signed letter presenting all of the reasons he sees for going ahead with Brexit as planned. One of Johnson's most senior ministers on Sunday reiterated that the government is still moving ahead with plans to leave the trading bloc without a delay. "We are going to leave by Oct. 31," said Michael Gove, the minister leading Brexit preparations. "We have the means and the ability to do so." [Reuters, The Washington Post]

 

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Mulvaney: Trump surprised by backlash over now-abandoned Doral plan

President Trump was surprised by the bipartisan opposition to his now-rescinded decision to host next year's Group of 7 summit at his Doral resort near Miami, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said on Fox News Sunday. "At the end of the day, he still considers himself to be in the hospitality business," Mulvaney said, "and he saw an opportunity to take the biggest leaders from around the world and he wanted to put on the absolute best show, the best visit that he possibly could and he was very confident of doing that at Doral." Trump had promised to do the event "at cost." Critics had accused Trump of trying to use his position for his own financial benefit by filling up rooms that would otherwise be mostly empty during South Florida's sweltering off-season summer. [Reuters]

 

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Trudeau's job on line as Canada votes in tight national election

Canadians go to the polls Monday to elect a new Parliament, and polls suggest that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau could become the first Canadian leader in 84 years to be ousted after one four-year term. Polls show Trudeau's Liberal Party neck-and-neck with the Conservative Party and its leader, Andrew Scheer, though it seems likely neither party will win an outright majority of Parliament's 338 seats. If the election results in Canada's first coalition government since 1972, the likely combinations would be Trudeau being joined by the New Democratic Party, and the Conservatives pairing up with the separatist Bloc Quebecois. Preliminary results are expected Monday night. [USA Today, The Associated Press]

 

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First federal opioid trial starts Monday

The first federal opioid trial is scheduled to begin on Monday, following a breakdown in settlement talks last week. In this trial, Cuyahoga and Summit counties in Ohio are suing drug manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals, four distributors, and drug-store chain Walgreens, accusing them of contributing to the opioid epidemic by conspiring to sidestep a federal law requiring them to spot and report massive sales signaling illegal distribution of the highly addictive painkillers. Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, and three other drug makers already have settled. The trial is seen as a test case for more than 2,300 lawsuits filed across the country by state and local governments against opioid producers and distributors. [USA Today, The New York Times]

 

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Lebanon government plans economic reforms in response to protests

Lebanon's cabinet is expected to approve a package of reforms on Monday in an effort to address an economic crisis that has triggered five days of massive protests. The proposals include cutting government ministers' salaries in half, and dropping new taxes. Reuters reported that officials said Sunday that Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri and his coalition government partners had agreed to the reforms. Demonstrators prepared for a sixth day of protests on Monday, but some said they were pleased to hear about the looming government action. "I am with the reforms. I am against the destruction of Lebanon," said Beirut protester Rabih Zghaib. "Lebanon has been badly damaged by the politicians for 30 years. Today their thrones are shaking." [The Associated Press]

 

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Tornado leaves miles-long path of destruction in Dallas

A tornado crashed through Dallas late Sunday, destroying numerous homes and businesses along a miles-long path, and cutting power to tens of thousands of people. There were no immediate reports of deaths or severe injuries, although some people were injured by broken glass. Police and fire-rescue crews were going door to door in hard-hit areas to check on the wellbeing of residents, and assess damage. Many residents and motorists said they had close calls. Tina Devlin of Dallas said her home was a "total loss" after the tornado blew by. "I heard all the snapping of the trees and the wind blowing," she told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, "and so I climbed into this bedroom closet, and just as I got in there, the roof blew off." [The Dallas Morning News, NBC News]

 

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Pelosi's brother, former Baltimore Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, dies at 90

Thomas D'Alesandro III, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) brother and a former Baltimore mayor, has died at age 90. "My husband Paul and our entire family are devastated by the loss of our patriarch, my beloved brother, Thomas D'Alesandro III," Pelosi said in a Sunday statement. "Tommy was the finest public servant I have ever known." D'Alesandro served as Baltimore's mayor from 1967 to 1971, a single tumultuous term that included 1968 riots as well as racial tensions and strikes by city laborers, bus drivers, and symphony musicians, The Baltimore Sun reported. D'Alesandro pushed through an $80 million bond issue that allowed the city to build and open new schools. He took office promising to "root out every cause or vestige of discrimination," and made civil rights a focus of his political career. [The Baltimore Sun, CNN]

 
 

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1 hour ago, jakeem said:

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A stunning factoid in the new PRRI poll: "Nearly two-thirds of white evangelicals said Trump has not hurt the dignity of the presidency."
 
9:43 AM · Oct 21, 2019·TweetDeck

Proving once again how immoral or braindead they are.

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GOP Senators are “HORRIFIED BY THE PRESIDENT'S BEHAVIOR AND THEY'RE HORRIFIED THAT HE INVITED UKRAINE TO INTERFERE IN OUR ELECTIONS, THEY’RE HORRIFIED THAT THE WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF ADMITTED IT WAS A QUID PRO QUO.” - Sen @MichaelBennet to me just now on @CNNnewsroom
 
9:55 AM · Oct 21, 2019·Twitter for iPhone
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Star Tribune Minnesota Poll finds Trump is trailing his top three Democratic challengers, as well as Sen. Any Klobuchar, in head-to-head matchups in Minnesota.
 
Biden vs Trump 50-38
Warren vs Trump 51-40
Sanders vs Trump 49-40
Klobuchar vs Trump 55-38
 
8:32 AM · Oct 21, 2019·Twitter for iPhone
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Trump not breaking 40 percent against any of the frontrunners in Minnesota after receiving 45 percent of the vote in 2016 is a big blow to his hopes of winning the state next year
 
10:41 AM · Oct 21, 2019·Twitter Web Client

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50 minutes ago, jakeem said:
 

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GOP Senators are “HORRIFIED BY THE PRESIDENT'S BEHAVIOR AND THEY'RE HORRIFIED THAT HE INVITED UKRAINE TO INTERFERE IN OUR ELECTIONS, THEY’RE HORRIFIED THAT THE WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF ADMITTED IT WAS A QUID PRO QUO.” - Sen @MichaelBennet to me just now on @CNNnewsroom
 
9:55 AM · Oct 21, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

He went on to say that they weren't about to do anything about it though.

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1 hour ago, Bogie56 said:

Proving once again how immoral or braindead they are.

Well, if grab them by the p-ssy didnt deter them, nothing will.

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9 minutes ago, Hibi said:

Well, if grab them by the p-ssy didnt deter them, nothing will.

One rationale that I have heard is that they think that he is an instrument of God.  Yes, he is imperfect but he has been chosen.  Trump knows this is what they think.  Recall that he looked to the heavens and said "I am the chosen one."

You can't make this stuff up!

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ROFL! Chosen for the DUMPster.........

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3 hours ago, jakeem said:

 

 
 
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The author mentioned above, Dan Bongino, was the guest of honor at a local Republican party shindig/fundraiser that was mentioned on the local news last week. The news clip showed Bongino for a second, and interviewed the local party boss (who wore a cowboy hat, because I guess he likes dress-up). Anyway, one of the activities that the giddy Republicans in attendance got to engage in was having their photo taken with a cardboard cut-out of Joe Biden that had his arms arranged to look like he was groping the person posing for the picture. There was a 30-something blonde lady giggling away as she had her pic taken with the faux-Biden fondling her chest. 

 

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1 minute ago, jakeem said:

 If Mulvaney doesn't want to be involved in criminal activity, he's old enough to know what he can do about it.

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GOP
 
Adam Schiff has abused his power and misled the American people. That’s why 173 House members have already signed onto @RepAndyBiggsAZ's resolution to condemn and censure Schiff.
 
12:25 PM · Oct 21, 2019·Sprout Social
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35 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

The author mentioned above, Dan Bongino, was the guest of honor at a local Republican party shindig/fundraiser that was mentioned on the local news last week. The news clip showed Bongino for a second, and interviewed the local party boss (who wore a cowboy hat, because I guess he likes dress-up). Anyway, one of the activities that the giddy Republicans in attendance got to engage in was having their photo taken with a cardboard cut-out of Joe Biden that had his arms arranged to look like he was groping the person posing for the picture. There was a 30-something blonde lady giggling away as she had her pic taken with the faux-Biden fondling her chest. 

 

Isn't this book a bit premature? It isn't over yet! :D 

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Trump seems to compare his own alleged self-dealing to Obama:
 
“Obama made a deal for a book. Did he run a business?”
 
“He has a deal with Netflix. When did they start talking about that?”
 
Neither of those things were while Obama was in office.
 
 
12:32 PM · Oct 21, 2019·TweetDeck
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“No Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust...shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept any...Emolument...of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.” — Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution which Trump swore to preserve, protect, and defend.
 
12:50 PM · Oct 21, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

 

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Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and press secretary Stephanie Grisham had said that Trump's company would provide the G7 "at cost" at Doral.
 
After Trump announced it would not be held at Doral, Trump started saying he would have provided it "free."
 
12:59 PM · Oct 21, 2019·Twitter Web Client
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"I get more promotion than any human being that's ever lived," Trump said, dismissing criticism about how a Doral G7 would have served as marketing for his resort.
 
1:20 PM · Oct 21, 2019·Twitter Web Client
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