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Russia could exploit its ties with US white nationalist groups to encourage election violence, experts warn

  • Russia could exploit its influence with white nationalist groups in the US to foment election day violence, terrorism experts have told Business Insider.
  • In recent years, the Russian Imperial Movement has formed ties with US white nationalists, and spread racist propaganda and conspiracies on social media.
  • The movement was recently designated a terror group by the US State Department.
  • Experts believe that the Kremlin provides tacit support to violent white nationalists as part of a strategy to internally fracture western nations.

Rupert Murdoch, whose media empire includes Fox News and the New York Post, is predicting a landslide Biden victory over Trump
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, owner of the Fox News network and the New York Post, has told people that he thinks Democratic nominee Joe Biden will defeat President Donald Trump in the presidential election, according to reports.

The New York Times on Saturday reported that a source familiar with the matter had told them Murdoch believes a Biden victory is most likely, and has even said that the Democrat could triumph over Trump in a landslide.

It confirms a report by The Daily Beast last week, with several sources telling that publication that Murdoch has been projecting an emphatic victory for Biden. According to the report, Murdoch believes Trump has refused to listen to the best advice on dealing with the coronavirus crisis.

Donald Trump to open a new golf course named after his mother in Scotland despite opposition from conservationists and local residents
  • The 18-hole course will be called "MacLeod" in honor of Trump's mother, Mary MacLeod, who was born and brought up on the Scottish island of Lewis and later emigrated to New York in 1930.
  • A resort hotel with 450 rooms, a conference center, and spa will also be built on the site alongside 950-holiday apartments, up to 500 houses, and 36 golf villas and community facilities.
  • Conservationists say that the new course could destroy the coastal sand dunes at nearby Foveran Links which are considered a special scientific interest (SSI) for their unusual shift patterns and biodiversity.
  • Locals also objected to the application with concerns about the loss of public space and the impact the course would have on the likes of water supplies, private roads, and nearby estates.

The Republicans are fundamentally unserious people
  • If it feels like nothing is getting done in America right now, that's because there isn't.
  • In large part that is because the Republican Party is made up of unserious people, only interested in perpetuating their own power.
  • The President cannot be taken seriously when he says he wants to make a deal — any kind of deal. The DOJ cannot be taken seriously when it says it is doing an investigation. And Senate Republicans cannot be serious about coronavirus aid negotiations.

Pelosi backs Michigan governor who was the target of a foiled kidnapping attempt, slams Trump's rhetoric as 'irresponsible'
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday backed up Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's assertions that President Donald Trump's rhetoric is dangerous and incites violence.
  • Last week, Whitmer was the target of an elaborate kidnapping plot that got foiled by the FBI.
  • Since the men behind the attack have been arrested, Whitmer has accused Trump of using rhetoric that sows division and hatred.
  • "The president has to realize that words of the president of the United States weigh a ton," Pelosi said Sunday, echoing Whitmer's comments.

Republican QAnon
Republican National Committee chair says QAnon is 'something the voters are not even thinking about'
  • Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel dismissed the QAnon movement Sunday, saying the "fringe group" isn't an issue Americans are familiar with and don't care about.
  • In a recent poll, most voters who said they were familiar with QAnon characterized the movement as "very bad" for the country.
  • When asked if she'd condemn the group, McDaniel said, "It's a fringe group. It's not part of our party."
  • There is a growing list of Republican politicians who have either backed or avoided denouncing QAnon.

Gretchen Whitmer accuses Trump of inciting 'domestic terrorism' after his supporters chanted 'lock her up' at his rally following a foiled plot to kidnap her
  • During a Sunday appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer accused President Donald Trump of "inciting... domestic terrorism" after he laughed when his supporters began a "lock her up" chant at a Saturday rally.
  • The chant came about one week after the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced it had foiled a months-long plot of a milia group to kidnap Whitmer.
  • "Ten days after that was uncovered, the president is at it again and inspiring and incentivizing and inciting this kind of domestic terrorism," Whitmer said Sunday.

Black law enforcement officers break from police unions on endorsing Trump
  • A number of Black law enforcement officers are speaking out against their unions' endorsements of President Donald Trump, saying their concerns over entering the 2020 political fray were ignored.
  • While support for the Republican incumbent does not strictly fall along racial lines, many Black officers say the endorsements for Trump don't fairly represent all dues-paying members.
  • Rochelle Bilal, who was elected as Philadelphia's first Black female sheriff last year, spoke at a news conference with other Black law enforcement groups in Philadelphia earlier in October to condemn Trump endorsements.
  • "We are members of these unions, and they don't take into consideration our feelings about Donald J. Trump, then they don't care about us and ... they don't care about our dues," Bilal said.

Trumpism
or Trump-ism

Trumpism refers to the nontraditional political philosophy and approach espoused by US President Donald Trump and his supporters. The term Trumpism can also be used to directly refer to an outrageous or idiosyncratic statement made by Donald Trump.

Trumpisms are Bushisms on steroids.