A bizarre Trump rally in Ohio for GOP Senate candidate, J.D. Vance is putting the GOP in a bind. The New York Times reports music Trump played resembled a QAnon song and the crowds reacted to it with a salute. It comes after Trump openly embraced QAnon conspiracy theories online and in recent actions. The Washington Post saying it amounted to Trump asking “QAnon to stand back and stand by.” MSNBC’s Ari Melber reports on the rally and “the main-lining of weaponized lies and hate in the GOP and America.”
The Georgia Republican accused the transportation secretary of trying to “emasculate the way we drive” by supporting electric cars.
- Business Insider
The Navy just deployed its $13 billion aircraft carrier, which was both commissioned and panned by Trump, who ranted, 'it just doesn't look right'
The US Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford, set off on its first deployment on October 4, after it was commissioned five years ago.
- USA TODAY Opinion
In the Republican Party of Donald Trump and Marjorie Taylor Greene, only those faithful to Trump’s MAGA movement are safe.
- Rolling Stone
The former president is hoping the court he stocked with conservatives can help prevent the DOJ from reviewing confidential material seized by the FBI
- The Root
If you were looking forward to an Oct. 13th debate between Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga) and his Republican opponent Herschel Walker, you’ll have to wait another day. A debate that was scheduled to happen in Macon, Georgia, this month has now been canceled, according to the Telegraph.
The MSNBC anchor had her own withering response to the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper's criticism of the former president.
- The Recount
Justice Sonia Sotomayor calls out Justice Samuel Alito in AL redistricting case: "Justice Alito gave the game away."
Justice Sonia Sotomayor called out Justice Samuel Alito in the Alabama redistricting case. In Merrill v. Milligan, the Supreme Court will be deciding an extremely important case regarding gerrymandering. After the 2020 Census, Alabama redid their congressional redistricting map for 2021 that was drawn by the state's GOP-legislature.
- Business Insider
Trump personally packed a stash of documents returned from Mar-a-Lago, report says. He kept hundreds more until the FBI seized them.
Trump had personal oversight over the 15 boxes returned to NARA in January, the Washington Post reported. Many sensitive documents were retained.
- Associated Press
Russian troops abandoned a key Ukrainian city so rapidly that they left the bodies of their comrades in the streets, offering more evidence Tuesday of Moscow's latest military defeat as it struggles to hang on to four regions of Ukraine that it illegally annexed last week. Meanwhile, Russia’s upper house of parliament rubber-stamped the annexations following “referendums” that Ukraine and its Western allies have dismissed as fraudulent. Responding to the move, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy formally ruled out talks with Russia, declaring that negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin are impossible after his decision to take over the regions.
- Tallahassee Democrat
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio continues to hold a lead over Val Demings, just over a month before Election Day, according to Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy survey.
- The Daily Beast
Fox NewsBarely two hours after The Daily Beast broke the news that Herschel Walker paid for a girlfriend’s abortion in 2009, the vehemently anti-abortion rights Senate candidate appeared on Fox News’ Hannity for what he thought would be an easy denial. It didn’t go exactly as planned.Sean Hannity began the interview by raising the “serious accusations” against his guest and tossing up a bit of a softball about whether Walker knows the anonymous woman making the allegation.“I have no idea,” Walke
- The Daily Beast
ShowtimeThe Lincoln Project, the super PAC created in late 2019 to help defeat Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, is one of the largest trolling operations in modern human history, designed to alter the country’s political future by getting inside—and thoroughly screwing with—the commander-in-chief’s head.Formed and led by disenfranchised big-time Republican consultants and strategists, it produced viral ads that took the fight directly to Trump. Thanks to its blistering attacks, it
Democrats have spent millions calling Walker a domestic abuser.
- The Providence Journal
RI Republican Allan Fung is running for Congress and he worked with Elaine Chao on a national committee. He has condemned Trump's mockery of her.
- USA TODAY
The appeal to the Supreme Court was the latest step in a legal fight over classified documents seized by the FBI in August at Trump's Mar-a-Lago home.
- Ukrayinska Pravda
VALENTYNA ROMANENKO - TUESDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2022, 11:46 The Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine says that more than 2,000 Russian soldiers have contacted them over the past few weeks asking for an opportunity to surrender.
Tesla CEO has proposed a controversial peace plan but explained that it aims to avoid an apocalyptic situation.
Herschel Walker's abortion scandal won't bother power-hungry conservative Georgians but may push skeptics like regretful Trump voters to sit out the Senate race, expert says
Diehard Republicans won't care about Herschel Walker being hypocritical on abortion, a Georgia political scientist said, but some swing voters might.
- The Hill
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