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for the week ending 13 September 2020

Trump Campaign Reaches 100M Voters
As Team Biden Avoids Door Knocks

WASHINGTON (NY Post) President Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee passed an enormous milestone this week making contact with their 100 millionth voter through door knocking and phone banking.

The RNC says it has knocked on the doors of 12 million potential voters in battleground states since mid-June that's around 1 million a week while the Biden campaign has knocked on zero.

The wildly different door-to-door strategies could make all the difference in races up and down the ballot in states like New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Michigan, which were won by razor-thin margins in 2016.

And to get there, RNC chief of staff Richard Walters told The Post, they turned to an unlikely source: Barack Obama.

"We are not secretive about our strategy when it comes to our field program. We copied Barack Obama," Walters said.
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Calif. Official Says Family Behind Gender Reveal Party That Triggered El Dorado Fire Could Have To Foot The Bill

(Fox News) Bennett Milloy, a spokesperson for California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, told the Daily Mail that the couple whose gender reveal party triggered the El Dorado wildfire could be liable to foot the entire bill for the destruction which is expected to cost millions.

According to a news release by the agency on Sunday, the fire, which is determined to have been started by a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device for the gender reveal party, began at 10:23 am on September 5 in the El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa. The fire spread from the park to the north onto the Yucaipa Ridge. The ridge separates Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls from the City of Yucaipa.

Milloy told the outlet that the couple hosting the party was still on the scene when firefighters arrived.

"We know how it started because they were still there," Milloy said. "That, and the fact that there were surveillance cameras in the park."
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Protesters Gather At SF Home Of Nancy Pelosi,
Hang Up Hair Curlers After Salon Visit

(Fox News) More than a dozen protesters gathered outside the San Francisco home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday following her controversial visit to a salon in the city, according to reports.

The rally occurred after Pelosi was captured on video getting her hair cut inside eSalonSF, even though it was closed due to coronavirus-related ordinances. Some of the protesters, described as "angry salon customers," wore curlers in their hair. Others hung blow dryers and hair curlers in a tree outside the residence to express their frustration.

"What she has done is slap the face of not just a salon owner but every woman every man every person who's unemployed in the state of California who has lost their jobs and lost their livelihoods many of whom are my friends," one protester said, San Francisco's KRON-TV reported.

Salons in San Francisco had been closed since March and were only notified that they could reopen on Sept. 1 for outdoor hairstyling services only.
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CNN's Jake Tapper Tried To Dissuade
GOP Candidate Running Against House Dem

(NY Post) CNN's Jake Tapper's reached out to a GOP candidate in a Pennsylvania House race to suggest that he might have better luck running in a "safer R district," instead of against first-term Democratic congressman Connor Lamb, according to a report Thursday.

The anchor of "The Lead with Jake Tapper" sent a Twitter message to Sean Parnell, a US Army combat veteran, who is challenging Rep. Conor Lamb in the Pittsburgh suburbs, Fox News reported.

"And best of luck in your race. For the record, I wasn't trying to talk you out of running I was trying to talk you into running in a safer R district! Lol," Tapper wrote to Parnell, according to Fox News, which had obtained the Twitter direct message.

It had been sent to Parnell, who spoke at the Republican National Convention, on Nov. 8, 2019, just days after he announced he was mounting a challenge to the first-term Democrat, Fox News reported, citing a source.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene's Democratic Opponent
 Drops Out Of Georgia House Race

(Fox News) The Democrat running against Marjorie Greene in Georgia abruptly dropped out of his race for Congress on Friday, a move that puts the controversial Republican on the fast track to Washington.

Kevin Van Ausdal announced Friday he's ending his longshot bid to represent the solidly red 14th congressional district for "family and personal reasons." He said he'll be leaving Georgia and therefore disqualified from serving in Congress. It was unclear what Van Ausdal's next steps would be.

Greene, a gun-toting conservative who has been suspended from social media on multiple occasions, wished the best to Van Ausdal and said it's time to defeat the rest of the Democrats in the general election.

"Now let's all work together to re-elect [President Trump], hold the U.S. Senate, repeal Nancy Pelosi as Speaker, and help GA Republicans win!" Greene tweeted.
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Former Pennsylvania Middle School Teacher Sent To State Prison For Sexually Assaulting 15-Year-Old Boy

(Morning Call) A former Catasauqua middle school teacher who admitted sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in the summer of 2018 was sentenced Friday to one to two years in a state prison, followed by seven years of supervision.

Kimberly Race, 43, of Northampton also will be a registered sex offender under Megan's Law for the rest of her life.

Lehigh County Judge Douglas G. Reichley said Race's case highlighted the "antiquated" idea that teenage boys who are sexually assaulted do not suffer as much as girls.

"Your case raises a prime example of how that notion is to be discarded," Reichley said.

Though Race could have been sentenced to county jail time under the terms of a plea agreement, the judge said he was concerned by statements she made to investigators that the victim initiated the crimes, an assertion the judge called "twisted."
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 Good Samaritans Thwart Kidnapping After Suspect Tried To Snatch 6-Year-Old Girl Away From Blind Father

LOS ANGELES (Breaking 911) A man has been charged with attempting to take a girl from her blind father outside their home last month. Elijah John Lopez, 24, was charged with one count of attempted kidnapping. The case was filed on September 4 and he has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

On August 18, the girl and her father, Cesar Palma, were aboard a Blue Line train headed to their home in Huntington Park. Lopez also was on the train, struck up a conversation with Palma and allegedly followed the father and his daughter once they got off. Lopez reportedly asked Palma if he could take the 6-year-old home.

They then boarded a bus and Lopez continued to follow them. Once they both got off, Lopez allegedly approached them outside their home and grabbed the girl and tried to pull her away from her father.

The would-be abductor and father struggled and witnesses came to the girl's aid.
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Pot Smell Is Proliferating In Cars

DETROIT (USA Today) At Matick Chevrolet in Redford Township, the loaner car coordinator's toughest job isn't keeping track of the 244 loaner cars in its fleet, but rather explaining the no-smoking policy to some customers.

The policy forbids smoking of any kind in the loaner cars. That means tobacco, vaping and pot, the latter of which is becoming more common and is a big problem to eradicate.

"My rental car coordinator said to a customer, 'You can't smoke pot in the car.' The customer said, 'I can smoke it, weed is legal.' My rental car coordinator said, 'Well, so is drinking, but you can't drink and drive,'" said Paul Zimmermann, vice president and partner at Matick Automotive, which also owns Matick Toyota in Macomb, Michigan.

Ever since Michigan legalized the recreational use of marijuana in December 2018, many metro Detroit car dealers say the cars they buy, service and loan out are increasingly smelling of that unmistakable repugnant skunky stench that anyone who has ever been to a rock concert knows instantly.
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Wealthy NYC Woman Busted In BLM Rampage

(NY Post) One of the Black Lives Matter protesters facing felony rioting and misdemeanor graffiti charges after a window-smashing free-for-all in Manhattan is a wealthy Upper East Sider whose mother is an architect and whose father is a child psychiatrist.

Clara Kraebber, 20, is one of eight people arrested Friday night after a roiling, three-hour rampage that police say caused at least $100,000 in damage from Foley Square up to 24th Street.

"Every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground!" the group chanted as it moved up Lafayette Street while busting the plate glass facades of banks, Starbucks and Duane-Reades.

The protest was organized by groups calling themselves the "New Afrikan Black Panther Party" and the "Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement."
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Four Drug Addicts Arrested In
Death Of Two-Month-Old Girl

INVERNESS, Florida (Citrus Gazette) The Citrus County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday that four people have been charged in the death of a two-month-old child who died in March.

The four suspects were charged with Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child, Child Neglect, and Maintaining a Dwelling for the Purpose of Using Controlled Substances.

The suspects were identified as 25-year-old Kevin Courtney, 25-year-old Stephanie Carroll, 52-year-old Steven Gibson, and 44-year-old Tammy Allison were arrested after CCSO's investigation revealed their negligence in the death of a two-month-old child earlier this year.

The case began on March 13, 2020, when CCSO received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a two-month-old baby that had become unresponsive and was not breathing.
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