Tue, 20 August 2019
Twitter and Facebook suspend social media accounts linked to a Chinese disinformation campaign targeting the Hong Kong protests.
The White House is kicking around the idea of a payroll tax cut to avoid a recession before the 2020 election.
Ilhan Omar urges her fellow Democrats to visit Israel and report on the “cruel reality” of the occupation.
And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:
A group of students at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California, gave a Nazi salute and sang a Nazi song during an awards ceremony last year, according to video reviewed by The Daily Beast. It’s the second such incident in the region in the year.
Politico reports that Planned Parenthood has pulled out of the Title X federal family planning program rather than comply with a new Trump administration rule barring federally funded clinics from referring patients to abortion providers.
From Reuters, U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr on Monday shook up the leadership at the federal Bureau of Prisons, removing its acting chief following the suicide of financier Jeffrey Epstein in a New York City jail.
A Bernie Sanders softball game sparked a last-minute controversy after Bernie sent an email to supporters promoting the game between his campaign staff and members of the press corps. CNN and ABC News have since pulled out of the event, not wanting to be associated with a “campaign fundraising effort.” (Politico)
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