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Trump donor and postal demolition pointman Louis DeJoy spoke to Senate committee today, adding more confusion to mail delays, election impact…--DeJoy stammered his way through friendly comments from GOP and angry attakcs from Democrats, and did not clarify key issues

--Trump tells Hannity the GOP will deploy pollwatchers and sheriffs, in violation of 1981 court order

--new Ipsos poll shows wide partisan divide over election integrity and credibility

--California wildfires now number more than 500, with 5 dead and uncounted structures destroyed, and Trump offers the same advice

--as Appeals Court freezes lower court ruling, Uber and Lyft cancel plans to suspend service in California, but there is a key condition

--in Sacramento, Dem-controlled legislature kills police excessive force bill prompted by George Floyd killing

--in final night of Dem ghost convention, Joe Biden claims nomination in speech that exceeded low expectations

--Trump counters Biden’s darkness with cataclysmic warnings

--pundits didn’t like MC Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, but PBC did

--in new PBC interview, Fordham media professor Robin Andersen talks about Kamala Harris, and efforts to squelch criticism from her left

--at Russia’s propaganda outpost, Scott Ritter offers good critique

--WashPost serves up dark warnings of Russian interference, with little evidence

--Fox fossil Lou Dobbs blames Deep State for Bannon’s arrest, but Steverino doesn’t believe in Deep State

--WashPost explains Postal Service police

--at ConsortiumNews, Caitlin Johnstone takes down QAnon

--economic update projects big drop in consumer spending in August, but notes that Americans have been saving more lately

--our daily Covid-19 update, edited by Linda Lewis

--NY Times analysis article is on target: in seeking to isolate Iran, US isolates itself

--Trump plans to sell advanced fighter jets to UAE, over Netanyahu objections

--MintPress reports that foundered ship off Yemen coast could produce a blast bigger than Beirut’s