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PBC News & Comment: Trump Fans the Flames in Kenosha, Portland

Despite objections from local officials, Trump will visit Kenosha Tuesday, after tweetstorm supporting armed right-wing counter protests in Portland…–in more than 100 tweets and re-tweets, Trump honors the Kenosha shooter and the member of Patriot Prayer shot dead in Portland Saturday night, suspect named

–Oregon Governor Brown orders state troopers back to Portland, where Mayor Ted Wheeler talks back to Trump

–Sunday was mostly peaceful in Portland and Kenosha

–Trump insists on visiting Kenosha, despite strong objections from local

–the Kenosha Guard call to arms on Facebook was reported 455 times by users

–in Pittsburgh, Joe Biden firmly rejects Trump’s efforts to stoke violence

NY Times does deep investigation of Brionna Taylor killing

–Michael Moore warns that Trump voters are more excited than Biden’s

–in fresh, in-depth interview, author Thomas Frank notes what was missing from DNC messaging: middle class concerns

–the CARES Act promised to cover medical bills for the uninsured, but it’s not working out that way

–our daily Covid-19 update

–the WashPost article about vaccine conspiracies is here

–appeals court denies immediate dismissal of charges in Flynn case

–in surprise decision, DC appeals court denies enforcement of House subpoena against former White House Counsel McGahn

–FBI warns that doorbell cameras can deny stealth to cops

–grumbling from journalists at VOA over moves by new boss, Trump ally Michael Pack

–be careful dealing with online lenders—your loan may be regulated by another state, permitting very high interest rates

–hedging his big investments in the US, Warren Buffet goes deep in Japan

–Beijing throws up big roadblocks to a sale of TikTok