Chris Wallace calls Jen Psaki ‘one of the best press secretaries ever’ – Yahoo News

Fox’s Chris Wallace said that Jen Psaki is “one of the best White House press secretaries ever,” prompting backlash from critics of Psaki’s tactics to protect the Biden administration. Wallace, an outlier at the right-leaning network, praised Psaki’s performance when pressed by Fox’s White House correspondent Peter Doocy about President Joe Biden’s claims that he had been to the border. “Honestly, as somebody who’s spent six years in the White House, my immediate reaction was, ‘Those are two people at the top of their game.’ … I think that [Doocy]…

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RNC targets McAuliffe rallies with billboards, says it topped 5M voter contacts in Virginia – Fox News

The Republican National Committee is campaigning hard in the race for Virginia governor in an attempt to block Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe from scoring a win, telling Fox News it has already made contact with 5 million voters.  With just 10 days left until the Nov. 2 general election, the RNC told Fox News it will launch a “National Weekend of Action” – targeting the Virginia gubernatorial race.  VIRGINIA GOVERNOR’S RACE: HOW TO VOTE The GOP committee said it will hit McAuliffe’s campaign events this weekend, starting with a rally…

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Tropical Storm Rick strengthens into a hurricane | TheHill – The Hill

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One dead, 7 wounded in shooting near Fort Valley State University during homecoming weekend – NBC News

Authorities in Georgia are investigating a shooting that killed one person and injured seven others during an off campus party near Fort Valley State University. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said early Saturday morning that the person who died was not a Fort Valley State University student. In a statement to NBC’s affiliate in Atlanta, WXIA, the university confirmed there were students at the party who suffered injuries, adding that “none have been reported as life-threatening.” Fort Valley State University temporarily placed the campus on lockdown following the shooting. That…

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In Trying Times, a Kansas Community Faced Down its Fear of Outsiders – The Wall Street Journal

GRINNELL, Kansas—A few weeks into the Covid-19 lockdown, a van with Colorado plates pulled up to the Hometown Grocery & Cafe in Grinnell, a town of 269 people in a county of 2,600. “I’m here to buy all of your toilet paper,” the driver said. Through the shop window, owner Gwen Wolf could see toilet paper stacked high in the woman’s van. Many of Ms. Wolf’s regulars lived on farms far from the nearest town, and she didn’t like the idea of strangers depriving them of necessities. “I showed her…

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Nevada man charged with voter fraud, accused of casting ballot using dead wife’s name – Fox News

The Nevada attorney general has filed two counts of voter fraud against a Las Vegas man who allegedly voted twice in the 2020 general election – including once in his late wife’s name.  Donald Kirk Hartle, 55, a registered Republican, stands accused of voting with another person’s name and voting more than once in the same election – both of which are felonies. Both charges carry a possible prison term of up to four years, as well as a fine of $5,000.  VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS SUE USPS OVER BACKLOG OF ELECTION-RELATED MAIL…

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‘Over an inch an hour’: Flash flood watch in 3 Bay Area counties – SFGate

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for parts of the San Francisco Bay Area ahead of an atmospheric river forecast to drench the region in soaking rains Sunday into Monday. The watch impacts portions of Sonoma, Napa, Marin and San Mateo counties as well as Monterey and Santa Cruz counties to the south.  In the North Bay, the weather service called out the following cities as areas of concern for flash flooding: Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, Angwin, San Rafael, Woodacre, South Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Napa,…

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“Tremendous loss:” Community grieves death of Hubert Peterkin, sheriff in Hoke County since 2002 – WRAL.com

Family, friends and neighbors are mourning the loss of a long-time law enforcement officer. Dr. Hubert A. Peterkin, who had been sheriff in Hoke County since 2002, died late Friday during a surgical procedure, a source told WRAL News. WRAL News has been told that Peterkin had cancer. Peterkin’s sister, Hazel Peterkin Ware, posted to Facebook, “This is unbelievable. Please keep the Peterkin family in prayer.” Peterkin was a law enforcement officer for more than 30 years, serving in the Fayetteville Police Department before he joined the sheriff’s office. He…

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Biden’s $3.5T spending plan shrinks as Democrats battle for pet projects – New York Post

President Biden’s top legislative priority is getting slimmer as Democratic infighting over his massive social spending bill continues. Biden’s original $3.5 trillion budget plan, packed with programs that have long been on the progressive wish list, is now expected to cost $2 trillion over the next 10 years, according to reports. Free community college, a favorite of left-wing Dems like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders, will likely be axed from the plan. But universal pre-kindergarten for 3- and 4-year-olds will remain, negotiators say, as well as expanded child-care…

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Trump ‘hungry’ to face Biden for president, former advisor says – Business Insider

Donald Trump is “hungry” to announce a 2024 presidential campaign, a former advisor said on CNN. Political commentator David Gergen said his interest in running jumps when he sees Biden in trouble. Republican voters show strong support for Trump as a potential presidential candidate in 2024. Loading Something is loading. Donald Trump is gunning hard for the presidency, a former advisor said Friday on CNN.  Advisors close to Trump for months have said the former president is considering a 2024 run. He himself has hinted at a 2024 presidential campaign…

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