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John E. Hyten

Top General called Donald Trump 'an Idiot'

"The president wanted to sell nuclear-powered submarines to the South Koreans, and I had to talk him out of it, explaining why this was a bad idea"

Boris Johnson

Most British people oppose Brexit and want to be in EU

There has been a surge in support for European Union membership among the British public since the Brexit referendum, a major new survey found.

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Joe Biden

Our democracy’s at stake

A CBS News reporter asked Joe Biden if he is running for president specifically to defeat Trump or to enact his own policy agenda. “I’m running because Trump is the president, and I think our democracy’s at stake, for real,” Biden replied. The Democratic candidate acknowledged that many American voters consider him to be “the antithesis of Trump,” and he agrees with that assessment. A number of polls indicate a substantial portion of Biden’s supporters view their votes for the Democrat to be more so votes against Trump, but as Biden’s answer indicates, that is also how he has structured much of his campaign pitch.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“Disgusting Fucking Bitch”

Republican congressman Ted Yoho (Florida) was “refusing responsibility” for accosting her on the steps of the Capitol earlier this week. Yoho apologized for his behavior in a floor speech. Ocasio-Cortez did not accept. Yoho apologized for the “the abrupt manner of the conversation I had with my colleague from New York,” but he denied calling Ocasio-Cortez “disgusting” and a “fucking bitch,” as the Hill reported. He went on to describe how he is “passionate” about fighting for those experiencing poverty. “I cannot apologize for my passion or for loving my God, my family and my country,” Yoho said.

Texas Poll

President tied with Joe Biden

A new poll shows the president effectively tied with Joe Biden in Texas, a longtime Republican stronghold that Trump carried by 9 points in 2016. According to a new Quinnipiac poll, Biden is attracting the support of 45% of Texas’ registered voters, compared to 44% who back Trump. Despite Democrats’ longtime hopes of flipping the Lone Star State, Texas Republicans remain confident that Trump will win the state in November. With its 38 electoral votes, Trump cannot afford to risk losing Texas, or his chances of reelection will be virtually nonexistent.

Virtual town hall

Joe Biden: Trump the first “racist” to be elected president

“We’ve had racists, and they’ve existed, they’ve tried to get elected president. He’s the first one that has,” Trump’s Democratic challenger said, the Washington Post reports. The statement is far from true for so, so many reasons, including that former US presidents owned slaves, they waged war and violence against Native Americans, they openly expressed racist views and enacted racist policies. This does appear to be the first time that Biden, who has accused the president of stoking racial division, has actually labeled Trump a racist.