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From the Las Vegas SUN, 5/17/2020: ACCOMMODATING GOP, TRUMP ARE TRANSFORMING AMERICA INTO A DICTATORSHIP

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“The time has arrived to confront a grim realization in calm but forthright terms.”

“Since 2016, observers in the U.S. and around the world have remarked on President Donald Trump and the Republican Party exhibiting authoritarian “tendencies.”

“With a sense of numb shock, we now must acknowledge the facts before us. By any objective standard, the Trump administration and GOP leadership have moved well past authoritarian reflexes.”

“Simply put, our nation has entered the early stages of a dictatorship.

It’s an immature dictatorship and still gathering power. But it’s not theoretical and it has happened faster than any rational person might believe.”

Source: https://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/ReviewJournal/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=LVRJ/2020/05/17&entity=Ar03301&sk=8E3AA686&mode=text

Republicans grow nervous about losing the Senate amid worries over Trump’s handling of the pandemic – The Washington Post

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) faces a difficult reelection contest this year. (Amanda Voisard/for The Washington Post)

“Republicans are increasingly nervous they could lose control of the Senate this fall as a potent combination of a cratering economy, President Trump’s handling of the pandemic and rising enthusiasm among Democratic voters dims their electoral prospects.”

“In recent weeks, GOP senators have been forced into a difficult political dance as polling shifts in favor of Democrats: touting their own response to the coronavirus outbreak without overtly distancing themselves from a president whose management of the crisis is under intense scrutiny but who still holds significant sway with Republican voters.”

Source: Republicans grow nervous about losing the Senate amid worries over Trump’s handling of the pandemic – The Washington Post

White House Blocks Fauci from testifying before House, but Senate appears to be OK.

 Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks next to Response coordinator for White House Coronavirus Task Force Deborah Birx, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/Getty Images
Caption: Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks next to Response coordinator for White House Coronavirus Task Force Deborah Birx, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/Getty Images

“The White House doesn’t want Anthony Fauci to testify before a House subcommittee investigating the coronavirus outbreak and response, arguing it would not be the right way for the key official to use his time in the middle of a pandemic. But apparently appearing before the GOP-controlled Senate is a completely different matter.”

Source: White House Blocks Fauci from testifying before House, but Senate appears to be OK.