U.S. has most coronavirus cases in the world, 5 million and counting

Five million.

That's how many coronavirus cases the U.S. has reported since the outbreak began this year. Read the rest

Doing business with TikTok's Chinese owner is banned under new Trump order

Donald Trump on Thursday issued an executive order that bans doing business with ByteDance, the China-based company that owns TikTok. The ban takes effect in 45 days. Read the rest

Twitter to label Russian and other state-run media accounts as foreign controlled

Twitter will label the accounts of state-controlled media entities, as well as their senior staff and government officials, said the company in a blog post Thursday. Read the rest

‘Untrusted’ Chinese apps like TikTok and WeChat must be banned from U.S. app stores, says Pompeo promoting 'Clean Network'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today announced a five-part “Clean Network” effort from the Trump administration which Pompeo says is to limit potential national security risks from China. Read the rest

FBI SWAT team raids YouTube star Jake Paul's mansion

• Search warrant executed by FBI at Calabasas home of YouTube star Jake Paul on Wednesday • Judge has sealed the search-warrant affidavit • No info on nature of FBI investigation, or individual served

The Southern California home of YouTube star Jake Paul was raided today in a large FBI operation that included a SWAT team. Many details in the case remain sealed. Read the rest

Twitter makes 'Team Trump' remove false coronavirus post, banned from tweeting until post was removed

Facebook also took down a Trump post for the first time, citing COVID-19 misinformation ban

Clorox won't have enough disinfecting wipes on shelves until 2021, says CEO

COVID-19 sure has created some weird shortages. Clorox disinfectant wipes are one such product. Read the rest

Watch the full, uncut Trump interview with Axios and Jonathan Swan [VIDEO]

[AXIOS on HBO: President Trump Exclusive Interview (Full Episode) | HBO]

“We're last...meaning we're first.” Read the rest

WATCH: Astronauts prepare for rare splashdown in SpaceX capsule, target is 7:34 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 1

WATCH THE SPLASHDOWN EVENT LIVE HERE, the SpaceX video embed in this post will go live with pre-event content sometime before 7pm EDT on Saturday August 1. Read the rest

Black Michigan teen detained for not doing homework to be released 'IMMEDIATELY'

“Grace,” the Black teen girl in Michigan who was detained because the school said she was not doing her online coursework, is to be released from detention “IMMEDIATELY.” Read the rest

Watch the Herman Cain 2012 Smoking Ad — in memoriam

“I am America.”

9. 9. 9.

Herman Cain died of COVID-19 today.

Killed by a hoax. Sad.

Herman Cain dies of Covid

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'Delay the Election,' tweets President Donald Trump

The president is floating the idea of delaying the election.

Yes, this is real. Read the rest

U.S. economy shrank at record-breaking 33% last quarter, as 1.4M sought unemployment aid last week

“The job market, the most important pillar of the economy, has been severely damaged. Tens of millions of jobs vanished in the recession.”

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized for ‘minimally invasive’ non-surgical procedure: Supreme Court

“The justice is resting comfortably and expects to be released from the hospital by the end of the week.”

Portland protesters released from jail on condition they no longer attend protests

The document says “Defendant Shall Not Attend Protests.”

In Portland, getting out of jail now means relinquishing constitutionally protected rights.

“This is what it looks like when you're released from jail on federal charges...on the condition that you stop showing up to protest,” writes Dara Lind at ProPublica.

A dozen protesters facing federal charges are barred from going to “public gatherings” as a condition of release from jail — a tactic one expert describes in Dara's reporting as “sort of hilariously unconstitutional.”

Excerpt:

Federal authorities are using a new tactic in their battle against protesters in Portland, Oregon: arrest them on offenses as minor as “failing to obey” an order to get off a sidewalk on federal property — and then tell them they can’t protest anymore as a condition for release from jail.

Legal experts describe the move as a blatant violation of the constitutional right to free assembly, but at least 12 protesters arrested in recent weeks have been specifically barred from attending protests or demonstrations as they await trials on federal misdemeanor charges.

“Defendant may not attend any other protests, rallies, assemblies or public gathering in the state of Oregon,” states one “Order Setting Conditions of Release” for an accused protester, alongside other conditions such as appearing for court dates.

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Rep. Pramila Jayapal eviscerates Bill Barr for 'real discrepancy' in responses to Trump supporters, vs. BLM protesters

WATCH: During Bill Barr's hearing on Capitol Hill today, Rep. Pramila Jayapal tore him a new one. Read the rest

Bill Barr: 'I don't pay attention to [Donald Trump's] tweets unless they're brought to my attention'

At a hearing on Capitol Hill today, Bill Barr, Trump's attorney general and acting Roy Cohn, said something that's sure to ruffle the boss's ego. Read the rest

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