Iran and China are desperate to stop Trump

  • US intel agencies say Russia and Iran are meddling in the election
  • The debate: Will Trump attack? Will Biden try to run out the clock?
  • Hunter’s business partner confirms emails tying Joe to China deals

District court rules limits on CO church attendance unconstitutional

U.S. Intelligence agencies says Russia, Iran meddling in our election

Headline: U.S. Intelligence Agencies Say Iran, Russia Have Tried to Meddle in 2020 Election

What’s Up: The Director of National Intelligence and the FBI Director held a joint press conference on Wednesday to announce Iran, with an assist from Russia, has been attempting to meddle in our elections by sending fake emails meant to frighten voters, incite social unrest, and damage President Trump. Iran and Russia have both denied the accusations.

Quote: “‘Iran’s strong rejection of American officials’ repetitive, baseless and false claims was conveyed to the Swiss ambassador,’ Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told state TV. ‘As we have said before, it makes no difference for Iran who wins the U.S. election.'” — us

The First take: Forgive us for not believing the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman. As Joe Biden has repeatedly praised the now-cancelled nuclear deal with Iran, we believe the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism is quite interested in Joe Biden winning the election.


Bonus: CNN skips FBI news conference on Russia & Iran’s election interference

Final Debate: Will Biden try to run out the clock? Will Trump attack?

HeadlineTrump aims to upend 2020 race in final debate while Biden seeks to do no harm

What’s Up: Tonight’s the night. The final debate of the 2020 Presidential campaign. According to most polls, Biden still holds a lead nationally, with some battleground states getting tighter. So, the speculation is rampant about strategies for each candidate. Does Biden stay on course and focus on Trump’s pandemic response? Will Donald Trump make the debate about Biden’s family and the alleged influence peddling story?

Quote: “Biden said Tuesday that muting the microphones is a ‘good idea’ and could help foster a more policy-oriented debate. The Trump campaign has complained about the change, claiming it demonstrates the debate commission’s bias against the president, and Trump has attacked Welker’s impartiality, as well.” — ABC News

The First take: We don’t see Biden straying from his game plan tonight. If it works, why change? As it concerns Trump, in previous debates, the president has been quick to attack his opponent. Tonight we anticipate a slightly different approach which will include Mr. Trump picking his spots to attack Biden while reminding people of the litany of successes he accomplished before the pandemic struck. But you can’t get much worse than the last one, so we’re hopeful.


Hunter’s business partner confirms email, Joe’s push to cash in on China

Headline: Hunter biz partner confirms e-mail, details Joe Biden’s push to make millions from China

What’s Up: Tony Bobulinski a Navy veteran and one of Hunter Biden’s business partners has released a nearly 700 word statement detailing how Hunter, Joe, and Joe’s brother Jim sold access to Joe Biden to China. Bobulinki’s statements fly in the face of Joe Biden’s denials of  any knowledge of what his son was allegedly doing.

Quote: “I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business,” says Bobulinski, who was the CEO of the company being formed. “I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line.” — Tony Bobulinski via

The First take: The Bidens (Joe and Jill) are still calling this story a “smear” while not denying the legitimacy of the existence of the alleged emails on the laptop now in the hands of the FBI. We’d like to know the whole story and wonder why we cannot get the complete details instead of being fed bits and pieces each day.

Colorado court rules limits on church attendance to be “unconstitutional”

HeadlineColorado court rules limits on church attendance unconstitutional

What’s Up: Two churches in Colorado won the right to pay no attention to Governor Jared Polis’ restrictions on how many people can attend a church service during the time of the COIVD-19 virus. Social distancing rules are still in effect. The U.S. District Court’s ruling is already being appealed by the governor.

Quote: “‘The Constitution does not allow the State to tell a congregation how large it can be when comparable secular gatherings are not so limited, or to tell a congregation that its reason for wishing to remove facial coverings is less important than a restaurant’s or spa’s,’ Domenico wrote in the 44-page order.” —

The First take: Score one for the faith community. We realize the Colorado court’s decision has already been appealed and may ultimately end up in front of the Supreme Court, but for the moment people can go to church as freely as they can protest in the state. As the poet Robert Browning would say, “God’s in His heaven and all’s right with the world.”.

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