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- Republican Senators Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Rob Portman of Ohio, and Roy Blunt of Missouri were all considered possible defectors, should the Senate vote on a Supreme Court nominee before the election. However, all three men have affirmed that they support the move to confirm a new justice.
- Within the next few days, Senate Republicans will release a report on their investigation into ties between Ukraine, Joe Biden, and his son, Hunter.
- An unnamed woman who is suspected of sending a toxin-laced letter to President Trump has been arrested at the U.S.-Canada border as she tried to enter the country. Reportedly, she was carrying a firearm at the time of her apprehension. This is not the first suspected assassination attempt on the current president.
- Fifty-one percent of registered voters do not think President Trump should appoint a Supreme Court justice before the November election. Assuming that he does, 48% say the Senate should not confirm his nominee until after the election, while 45% think the Senate should do so.
- Despite the fact that Donald Trump has not led the United States into any new military conflicts in four years, 74% of Biden supporters believe the president will get the country into a war. 57% of Trump supporters think Joe Biden would get the U.S. into a war.
- According to a new Reuters-Ipsos survey, sixty-two percent of Americans say that the vacancy on the Supreme Court should be filled by whoever wins the presidential election. 23% disagree, while the remainder were unsure.
Rumor has it that NASA scientists have teamed up with the world’s most celebrated astrophysicists and meteorologists. They are launching a project to study strange, newly-discovered “waves” of climate change that appear to be circulating the West Coast of the United States. “We plan to create state-of-the-art computer models to track these climate change waves,” one member of the team said, on condition of anonymity, referring to climate fires that are devastating regions of America – well, one region of America. “The challenge is to discover why, of all the forested areas of the United States and across the rest of the world, climate change appears to specifically target the west coast of the U.S. – particularly California.” This rumor has not been confirmed, however, and is probably satire.
A thought for the day from history’s most interesting thinkers.
“If you’re not going to use your free speech to criticize your own government, then what the hell is the point of having it?”