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Former White House physician Ronny Jackson wins Texas runoff

Source: MSN

Ronny Jackson, President Trump's former White House physician, won the GOP runoff in Texas's 13th District, leaving him well placed to be elected to Congress in November in the reliably red district.

Jackson led with 56 percent of the vote with 87 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press. He defeated Josh Winegarner, a lobbyist, in the race to replace Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), who's retiring after 13 terms.

Trump tweeted Tuesday night to congratulate the former White House official and spoke with him on the phone. The president endorsed Jackson, a former Navy officer, in February ahead of a crowded primary on March 3 where no single candidate won a majority.

Jackson will face off against Democrat Gus Trujillo, who prevailed in his party's runoff on Tuesday.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/former-white-house-physician-ronny-jackson-wins-texas-runoff/ar-BB16KhhG?li=BBnb7Kz



https://twitter.com/RonnyJackson4TX/status/1283235880568795144?s=20

'Bitch, You Should Get Raped': Pro-Police Demonstrators Hurl Racist Slurs, Attack BLM Protesters In

Source: Guardians of Democracy

A pro-NYPD rally in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn quickly devolved into physical attacks and racist, sexist language insults hurled at a group of counter-protesters on Saturday morning, reports Gothamist.

Roughly two dozen protesters against police brutality and systemic racism showed up at Bay Ridge Parkway and 13th Avenue to counter a demonstration of hundreds of protesters supporting the NYPD.

One counter-protester said he was sent to the hospital after he was hit in the groin during an altercation.

“No interference with their pro-cop rally had occurred. We were all consolidated on one corner for the most part,” Noah Weston, a Bay Ridge resident who went to the hospital after he was beaten in the groin, told Gothamist. “No chanting had started … They just immediately started screaming at us.”

Read more: https://theguardiansofdemocracy.com/bitch-you-should-get-raped-pro-police-demonstrators-hurl-racist-slurs-attack-blm-protesters-in-brooklyn/



https://twitter.com/JoshuaPotash/status/1282061508403507201?s=20

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says the Trump administration supports a 2nd round of stimulus checks, ad

Source: Business Insider

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that the Trump administration supports another round of stimulus payments.

"We do support another round of economic impact payments," Mnuchin said during a CNBC interview, referring to another name for the stimulus checks. "We can get that into hard-working Americans' bank accounts very, very quickly. The level and the criteria, we'll be discussing with the Senate."

The remarks from Mnuchin represent a shift in the administration's position on a second round of direct payments. Last month, Mnuchin said the White House would "seriously look" at the prospect of additional government checks for Americans.

And earlier this week, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows signaled the White House could get on board with more stimulus checks.

Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/stimulus-checks-second-trump-administration-supports-round-mnuchin-bank-deposit-2020-7



The article also said Mitch hinted at a $40,000 a year cutoff, which differs from the first found of checks with caps on those making over $75,000 a year.

Today there were two major 7-2 Supreme Court decisions

In one they let employers opt out of birth control coverage, and in the other they said that discrimination laws don't apply to teachers in religious schools.

In both cases, the conservative Justices were joined in the majority by Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan. Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented in both.

I love Breyer and Kagan, but two in one day is a little surprising. Does anyone know why they dissented? The cases seemed pretty clear cut.

Colin Kaepernick calls 4th of July "celbration of white supremacy"

https://twitter.com/Kaepernick7/status/1279463720318570497?s=20

https://www.pennlive.com/sports/2020/07/colin-kaepernick-rips-fourth-of-july-as-celebration-of-white-supremacy-on-twitter.html

As a black man, I think Kap is taking this one too far. JMO.

Frederick Douglass statue vandalized in Rochester park

Source: Associated Press

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in that city in 1852.

Police said the statue of Douglass was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglas and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom.

The statue was found at the brink of the Genesee River gorge about 50 feet from its pedestal, police said. There was damage to the base and a finger.

In Rochester on July 5, 1852, Douglass gave the speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July,” in which he called the celebration of liberty a sham in a nation that enslaves and oppresses its Black citizens.

Read more: https://apnews.com/6e65d7d503caf114b6878a48288c190c



A year ago, the biggest controversy was Nike pulling the Betsy Ross sneakers

With all of the problems we have now, oh how I miss those times...

Is Gravis an unreliable or right-wing poll?

Their Arizona poll numbers are Biden 45, Trump 49. For the Senate, they have it at Kelly 42, McSally 46.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/docs/2020/Gravis_Arizona_June_2020.pdf

Trump-backed five-term Republican lawmaker loses primary to challenger who praised QAnon conspiracy

Source: CNN

(CNN)A five-term Republican congressman endorsed by President Donald Trump conceded his primary reelection bid in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday evening, a stunning upset that will vault his far-right challenger, Lauren Boebert, into the state's general election.

"3rd District Republicans have decided who they want to run against the Democrats this November," Rep. Scott Tipton said in a statement Tuesday evening. "I want to congratulate Lauren Boebert and wish her and her supporters well."

"Congressman @ScottRTipton is a great supporter of the #MAGA Agenda! He fights for your #2A rights and the Border Wall," the President tweeted on Monday. "Scott is working hard for Colorado and has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #CO03."

A staunch Second Amendment advocate, Boebert owns a local restaurant, Shooters Grill, made famous for encouraging its staff to open carry. She recently defied public health orders to reopen the restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic. Boebert also made headlines last year for confronting former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke over his call for for a mandatory gun-buyback program of assault-style rifles.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/30/politics/scott-tipton-loses-lauren-boebert-colorado/index.html



Federal Judge Rules Against New York's Outdoor Gathering Restrictions

Source: New York Law Journal

A federal judge on Friday pushed back against New York state’s COVID-19 gathering limits, granting a preliminary injunction in a case that challenged restrictions on houses of worship.

U.S. District Judge Gary Sharpe ordered New York officials to not enforce any outdoor gathering limitations, if people are following social-distancing requirements.

According to his order, the officials are also prevented from enforcing indoor gathering limits against the plaintiffs that are greater than restrictions placed on companies in phase two of the state’s reopening plan. That provision is also stipulated on people following social-distancing requirements.

The order is tied to a case filed earlier this month by two priests and three Orthodox Jewish residents of Brooklyn. The lawsuit, filed in the Northern District of New York, listed Gov. Andrew Cuomo, state Attorney General Letitia James and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as defendants.

Read more: https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2020/06/26/federal-judge-rules-against-new-yorks-outdoor-gathering-restrictions/?slreturn=20200527002536
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