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Speaking of QAnon, which we seem to be doing more and more, Cecilia Saixue Watt writes for us on the topic this morning, suggesting that while for some Republicans, the antisemitic conspiracy theory is seen as an opportunity to garner support, for those who have lost loved ones to it, QAnon is a destroyer of families and relationships.
Susan and her partner, Mike, have been together for seven years. In the beginning, Susan was drawn to Mike’s kindness and altruism. “He’s really thoughtful and always really positive,” said Susan. “He was always pushing me to do better things.”
Mike had long been interested in conspiracies, and had said strange things about aliens and water fluoridation, but Susan had found it “endearing and weird and harmless”, she said.
QAnon-associated Republican Senate candidate Lauren Witzke on has defended a controversial meme about supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg which was posted to Witzke’s campaign Facebook page in the wake of Ginsburg’s death.
Randall Chase reports for the Associated Press that Witzke said “Yes, my campaign posted a meme and I stand by it,” during an online candidate forum Tuesday night.
Reuters have this on Britain’s Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan calling on Americans to register to vote in the upcoming US presidential election. It sees them entering into partisan political territory where British royals traditionally do not tread.
In a video for 2020 Time 100, the US magazine’s list of the world’s most influential people, the couple said people who were able to cast their vote, should do so.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex: “Congratulations to this year’s transformative leaders and change makers. You work tirelessly to create a better world, a better global community for all of us” #TIME100 https://t.co/3aojLBhOVu pic.twitter.com/aqOkVUNFBX
Overnight House speaker Nancy Pelosi and treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin reached an agreement which takes the threat of a government shutdown at the end of the month off of the table.
The agreement includes tens of billions in funds for the Commodity Credit Corporation. This crucial aid to farmers was a sticking point for Republicans, who would not accept an agreement without it. Democrats have raised concerns about how the Trump administration is distributing the money.
Here’s a reminder of how the US president Donald Trump used his appearance at the UN yesterday to attack China over the spread of the coronavirus – and the strong Chinese response to his words.
Good morning, and welcome to our live coverage of US politics for Wednesday. Here’s a catch-up on where we are, and what we might expect to see today.
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