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The virtual convention format played to the Democrats’ message discipline, but could be disastrous for Trump’s off-the-cuff style

This year’s socially distanced presidential nominating conventions have created an unprecedented challenge for both parties. Democrats managed to take advantage of the virtual events to stay on message and minimise drama. But this may be challenging for President Donald Trump, who prefers his speeches long, at least partially unscripted, full […]
The virtual convention format played to the Democrats’ message discipline, but could be disastrous for Trump’s off-the-cuff style
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus compares Facebook to Putin and Fox News as top source of election misinformation as the company tests new COVID-19 lie-detector

Facebook is planning to launch an early-warning system to alert moderators to potential misinformation about the coronavirus before it racks up millions of views, The Verge’s Casey Newton reported Thursday. Facebook didn’t offer specifics, but implied it would look similar to a “virality circuit breaker” tool proposed in a recent […]
Julia Louis-Dreyfus compares Facebook to Putin and Fox News as top source of election misinformation as the company tests new COVID-19 lie-detector
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Kamala Harris delivers an optimistic speech at the DNC as she makes history as the first Black woman to be a vice presidential candidate

Sen. Kamala Harris formally accepted her Democratic vice presidential nomination in a virtual speech at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday evening. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Harris as his running mate earlier this month, making history as the first Black and Asian-American woman on a major party ticket. […]
Kamala Harris delivers an optimistic speech at the DNC as she makes history as the first Black woman to be a vice presidential candidate
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Trump tweets conspiracy theory minutes after Obama accuses him of treating the presidency like ‘one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves’

Shortly after former President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump was not interested in taking his job seriously, Trump tweeted a conspiracy theory about the Russia investigation. Trump has shown “no interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use […]
Trump tweets conspiracy theory minutes after Obama accuses him of treating the presidency like ‘one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves’
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‘Trump hasn’t grown into the job, because he can’t’: Obama tears into Trump and delivers a forceful endorsement of Biden in DNC speech

Former President Barack Obama delivered a forceful endorsement of his former vice president, Joe Biden, on Wednesday during the third night of the Democratic National Convention. He sharply contrasted Biden’s leadership style and qualities with those of President Donald Trump. “I did hope, for the sake of our country, that […]
‘Trump hasn’t grown into the job, because he can’t’: Obama tears into Trump and delivers a forceful endorsement of Biden in DNC speech
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2 soldiers appeared in a DNC speech in their combat uniforms, and the US Army says they may have broken rules about partisanship

The US Army said it was investigating whether the presence of two uniformed soldiers during the roll-call vote of party delegates from American Samoa at the virtual Democratic National Convention this week was a policy violation. Participating in political events violates the Defence Department’s rules about employees maintaining nonpartisanship. “Wearing […]
2 soldiers appeared in a DNC speech in their combat uniforms, and the US Army says they may have broken rules about partisanship
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So you can just lie to Congress now?

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here . QUOTE OF THE DAY “Our state appetizer, calamari, is available in all 50 states.” – Rhode Island Democratic Party Chair Joseph M. McNamara, interrupting his state’s roll-call endorsement of Joe Biden to tout the local […]
So you can just lie to Congress now?
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez goes after NBC News for falsely suggesting she snubbed Biden at the DNC and causing ‘an incredible amount of damage’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemned NBC News after the network published a tweet suggesting the congresswoman snubbed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at the DNC. Ocasio-Cortez was selected to deliver a procedural nominating speech for Sen. Bernie Sanders, who earned enough delegates to be formally nominated at the Democratic convention. NBC […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez goes after NBC News for falsely suggesting she snubbed Biden at the DNC and causing ‘an incredible amount of damage’
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Republican Cindy McCain will take part in the Democratic convention with a video about her husband’s friendship with Biden

Cindy McCain, the widow of former Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, will implicitly endorse Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden during Tuesday night’s Democratic convention. McCain will narrate a video about her late husband’s friendship with Biden, which began when the two worked together in Washington in the 1970s. “They […]
Republican Cindy McCain will take part in the Democratic convention with a video about her husband’s friendship with Biden
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Bill Clinton shouldn’t speak at the DNC

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here . QUOTE OF THE DAY “Let me be as honest and clear as I can: Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country. He has had more than enough time to prove that he can […]
Bill Clinton shouldn’t speak at the DNC