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This Day in History | 1962

The Cuban missile crisis ends when Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev agrees to remove Russian nukes from Cuba in exchange for a promise from U.S. President John F. Kennedy and the United States to respect Cuba’s territorial sovereignty.

Good Morning Middle Americans!

It sounds like President Trump wasn’t a crowd favorite at the World Series last night. He was greeted with chants of “lock him up” and boos from the crowd. BTW – the Astros took a 3-2 series lead last night. 

Meanwhile – we are learning more about the daring raid that killed now-former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.  One of the things we learned is that some knucklehead at the Washington Post show way too much respect to a man who is now rotting in hell.  Also today, you can read about Rep. Katie Hill resignation from Congress after nude pictures surfaced of her with her estranged husband and a former campaign staffer.  And former FBI Director James Comey says he’s moving to New Zealand if Pres. Trump wins reelection. There are lots of people who wish he would just go ahead and do it now. 

Read all about it. 

-Fraser Dixon   

Trump Roundly Booed by World Series Crowd as Fans Yell ‘Lock Him Up’

(Fox News) – The partisan Washington Nationals crowd was not pleased when President Donald Trump was shown on the ballpark’s video screen during Game 5 of the World Series between the hometown Nationals and visiting Houston Astros, as fans greeted him with a crescendo of boos in the third inning of the ballgame.

In addition, fans mockingly yelled “lock him up,” a chant Trump supporters began in 2016 against his opponent, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Watch clips of President Trump getting booed at the World Series

Washington Post Catches Flak for Calling ISIS Leader ‘Austere Religious Scholar’

(The Daily Beast) – The Washington Post changed the headline of its obituary of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Sunday after facing backlash for calling him an “austere religious scholar.” Vice President of Communications at Washington Post Kristine Coratti Kelly said in a tweet that “the headline should never have read that way and we changed it quickly.” 

The first version of the article described Baghdadi as the “Islamic State’s terrorist-in-chief,” before it was changed to “austere religious scholar.” It’s unclear why the newspaper initially changed the headline, but it was changed for a third time to its current headline: “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, extremist leader of Islamic State, dies at 48.” President Trump confirmed Sunday that U.S. forces killed Baghdadi during a raid in northern Syria the day before.

Read more from the Daily Beast here

Freshman Congresswoman Forced to Resign Amid Nude Pics, Ethics Probe

(The Hill) – Freshman Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.), a rising star in the Democratic Party and a member of Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s (D-Calif.) leadership team, said Sunday she is resigning from office amid allegations she had inappropriate sexual relationships with congressional and campaign staffers.

“It is with a broken heart that today I announce my resignation from Congress,” Hill said in a statement. “This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but I believe it is the best thing for my constituents, my community, and our country.”

Learn more about the Katie Hill scandal from the Hill 

Comey Moving to ‘New Zealand’ If Trump Wins Again

(Newsweek) – If President Donald Trump wins in 2020, former FBI Director James Comey said he will move to a “new home in New Zealand.”

“I will be – from my new home in New Zealand – I still will believe in America,” Comey joked at Politicon’s “Leadership & Politics,” who asked what the fired FBI director would do if Trump won re-election in 2020.

Watch the exchange with Comey and MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace here

Read more about it from Newsweek here

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