Friday, June 26, 2020

"A federal judge on Friday ordered the release of children held with their parents in U.S. immigration jails and denounced the Trump administration’s prolonged detention of families during the coronavirus pandemic."

As of today, facial coverings are mandatory in Washington state. Mask up. Let’s beat this virus.

Child care providers across the country are struggling to survive without additional funding. They need support to continue serving their communities, both during and after this pandemic, and I have a bill to do that.

Costs for Washington's July 4 celebration last year nearly doubled from previous years because of additional production, security and transportation of tanks to the National Mall as part of President Trump's "Salute to America," a GAO report

Remember it’s not just Trump - the entire GOP has been obsessed with killing Obamacare for a decade. They don’t care if it kills or bankrupts people. Vote those Senators out.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he isn't mandating masks statewide but will continue to provide guidance that people should social distance and use masks when that's not possible

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis should resign

Dr. Fauci: We have to look at what our role is in the coronavirus spread. Everybody wants the economy to recover and wants to return to normal. But, a risk to you is not just you because if you get infected you will likely infect others who will then infect more ppl.

US Travel Association, trade org for the travel industry, statement on the EU travel ban

Who let the unabomber out?

For those keeping score at home: In the months since the Administration knew about these bounties, the President invited Putin to join the G-7 summit, planned for pulling troops out of Germany and failed to act against growing Russian cyber action in the U.S.

US AG Barr is “deliberately unwinding” election security efforts, charges former NSC official

Trump’s unhinged crusade to destroy Obamacare boomerangs back on GOP

Remember the time that Barack Obama looked the other way while Russians put a bounty on the lives of American soldiers in Afghanistan? Oh, wait. That was Putin’s lapdog, @realDonaldTrump. Fuck that guy.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson has ordered Roger Stone to report to prison July 14, denying his request for a two month delay.

Health care is a right for all — not a privilege for the few. We have to ensure every single American has access to the care they need and deserve. Here’s what I would do as president:

NOW: Judge orders Roger Stone to report to prison in three weeks, July 15, denying his request for a two-month delay.

While Senator Collins’ vote led to the current lawsuit that’s threatening to overturn the ACA, I worked to expand access to affordable health care and protect coverage for Mainers with pre-existing conditions

Wow the police really think the rules just don’t apply to them. And they don’t care if they get us sick either.

E.U. to leave Americans off list of foreign travelers allowed into Europe when it reopens next week

On Thursday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey pleaded with Arizonans to stay home. On Tuesday, Ducey attended Trump's Phoenix rally with 3,000 Trump supporters. None of those supporters were social distancing. Few wore masks.

And there’s no way on God’s green Earth I’d get on an AA flight...this is insanity...😳 American Airlines will no longer block seats for social distancing

#Florida cartoon: Ron and the reaper! @GovRonDeSantis

It’s almost as if that’s what Rupert Murdoch wants.

BREAKING: Hundreds of records hacked from Maine intelligence agency


Senators are pushing U.S. intelligence leaders to publicly testify about global threats before the monthlong August recess. But recently installed Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe hasn't yet agreed to that timing for such a briefing.

Trump administration has refused to respond after learning Russia offered bounties for killing US troops: report

Holy cow. “The intelligence finding was briefed to President Trump, and the White House’s National Security Council discussed the problem at an interagency meeting in late March, the officials said...the White House has yet to authorize any” response.

If true this is outrageous conduct by Russia. Lack of a response by @realDonaldTrump suggests he may be beholden to Putin. @POTUS is putting US troops’ lives at risk by doing nothing. Having served on active duty, I find this behavior by our Commander in Chief to be unacceptable.

Feds Point to Daily Caller Writer as Part of Abramoff Payola Scheme

Trump is going to lose BAD in this year’s election. Then what? Listen to this week’s episode for my prediction on @politicswarroom with @alhuntDC @paulbegala @walterdellinger & Keith Mason. Subscribe rate & review. That’s an order:

Famous swing state Georgia

The Russian intel service that backed Trump’s 2016 campaign pays the Taliban to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan. In other words, the commander in chief’s foreign backers are killing his soldiers and he hasn’t done a thing about it. What a disgrace.

They will all disown him in defeat.

William Perry Pendley has no business running the Bureau of Land Management. He is an anti-public lands extremist who has repeatedly made it clear that he does not believe in conservation at all.

This news makes it hard to imagine how Trump isn’t simply a traitor.

"The US concluded months ago that the Russian unit...linked to assassination attempts & other covert operations in Europe, intended to destabilize the West or take revenge on turncoats, had covertly offered rewards for successful attacks last year."

The scientific evidence is undeniable — masks save lives. The unwillingness by the White House to be direct with Americans is bizarre — and deadly. Protecting the lives of those around you couldn't be any easier: Wear. A. Mask.

—@PaulaReidCBS to Pence: "It really does sound like you're saying, 'Do as we say, not as we do.' You're telling people to listen to local officials, but in Tulsa you defied local health officials...How can you say that the campaign is not part of the problem?"

We had an amazing reaction to our Vote Safe Kits from the residents of #TX24. So amazing—in fact—we’re DOUBLING our order for a 2nd round Vote Safe Kits! Want to chip in to help us keep 2,500 MORE Texans safe at the polls this July? Donate here:

"The Trump administration has been deliberating for months about what, if anything, to do about an explosive intelligence assessment."

BREAKING: #Russian🇷🇺military intel offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in #Afghanistan, including American troops. Trump was briefed MONTHS AGO, yet has failed to take any action against #Russia.

Trump's new brief against ACA deals a huge blow to GOP Senate candidates. Martha McSally is up *right now* with an ad vowing to protect preexisting conditions; this blows that up. All this lunacy makes reform more likely next year.@paulwaldman1 and me:

Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says

The Justice Department said it will not oppose Trump ally Roger Stone's motion to delay his prison sentence by two months and said there was no special treatment given to Stone's request.

Florida has suspended consumption of alcohol at bars effective immediately, its first major policy shift in response to a surge in Covid-19 cases this month

“The entire ACA thus must fall” Page 13 of trump and barr’s petition to the Supreme Court in the dead of night yesterday. In the middle of a raging global pandemic, amid a growing depression, republicans are trying to stealthy steal your health care. It’s right here.

Is it fair that you can pay premiums into a system for 20 years, get laid-off, get sick and not be able to make a claim into that system? Our healthcare system is broke, and regardless of the solution proposed by both sides, it needs to be addressed seriously.

Wait - Jack Abramoff partner with JARED FREEKIN KUSHNER in this "corrupt" project? Andrade is pissed and posting here -

We make ads. Trump sees them. Rinse, repeat.

Fact Checker: Michael Flynn, Barack Obama and Trump’s claims of "treason"

History experts in New York Times op-ed: Trump worst president ever, Obama in top 10

Bill Barr claimed that voting by mail will lead to fraud, 'counterfeiting.' He then admitted he had zero evidence to support that.

We got our wall. Trump envisioned an America that kept the world at bay. With our disastrous Covid response, the world is happy to keep us here. America First has become America Contagious. For @TheAtlant

Dr. Fauci says the current testing approach isn't working. I agree. We need to expand testing.

Despite the recommendations of the Capitol physician, GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert continues to walk around maskless on the floor and chit chat with members and aides while not maintaining a social distance.

CDC expands list of medical conditions that make people more vulnerable to covid-19

So @realDonaldTrump wants to kill you, during a pandemic. When so many Americans lost their jobs and have no way to get work related health care. Let’s pray SCOTUS protects us.

Mary Trump, a psychologist and Donald Trump’s niece, says her uncle is the ‘World’s Most Dangerous Man’

On this episode of the New Abnormal, ⁦@TheRickWilson⁩ and I talk to ⁦@tedlieu⁩ about Bill Barr and Devin Nunes. We also talk to ⁦@willsommer⁩ about Qanon and agent Margaritaville.

Biden is the clear choice when it comes to compassionate and decent leadership. In a battle of heart, mind, and character @JoeBiden wins by a landslide. We need to ensure that’s reflected in the vote this November.

The US set a record for daily new COVID-19 cases, Texas has paused its reopening, and Fox & Friends -- in a little news report, no less -- is still pushing the president's misleading claim that "we're seeing a spike because of increased testing."

Coronavirus may cause brain damage in up to 6 in 10 critically-ill patients. British researchers examined 125 people hospitalised w/ #COVID19 and found it can cause things like stroke, inflammation, psychosis & dementia-like symptoms in severe cases.

New #COVID19 report takes doctors by surprise: The “respiratory” virus that causes Covid-19 made some patients nauseous. It left others unable to smell. In some, it caused acute kidney injury. “It keeps us up at night.” says a physician.

The unexpected move by U.S. District Court Judge Jill Otake in Honolulu appears to be the first serious judicial resistance to the drive that AG William Barr announced in April to scrutinize state and local lockdown measures aimed at containing #Covid19

Our parade showed that Russia’s newest armored cannot be destroyed by an enemy as it will catch fire first.

A Company Run by a White House “Volunteer” With No Experience in Medical Supplies Got $2.4 Million From the Feds for Medical Supplies

as we end what feels like the 200th week of statue discourse, i'm beginning to see why some people call idolatry a sin

This is the ad the Trump campaign is suing us over. It already has 17 million views on twitter. I bet that goes up today.

THIS WEEK: The convicted onetime informal Trump campaign adviser George Nader finally faces sentencing Friday, June 26, after weeks of delay due to Covid-19. My background on his guilty plea: I will have the report for @CourthouseNews

In Iceland's presidential election, an Oxford-educated historian is set to trounce a former Wall Street broker who has praised Trump’s response to the coronavirus and rails against the “fake media”

Mueller witness George Nader to be sentenced on child sex charges - He once consulted for Blackwater, helped arrange Seychelles mtg w/Erik Prince, Russia’s Dmitriev, paid Joel Zamel’s Psy-Group $2 mil after election & lobbied for UAE & KSA w/Elliott Broidy

This scene from The Big Ugly is the reason why I took the movie. It says everything you need to know about those who would besmirch the dignity of our country by displaying a symbol of being on the wrong side of history.

#TNAMBERAlert: Braelee Trapp is 10 months and weighs 18 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing a diaper. Suspect Tony Lanier, Sr. is 40, stands 6', and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing dark navy pants and a dark gray shirt

A truly great analysis by @davidfrum . "The question is not: Who did it? That answer has been known from the very start. The issue in suspense is whether the perpetrators will be held to account,"

China’s top legislative body will probably vote on a sweeping Hong Kong security law at its meeting starting Sunday, a senior official say

“When [the Boogaloo Bois] say they want to bring about a civil war, a lot of people laugh that off because it seems like the kind of thing that would never happen, But people with those ideas have killed people. They’ve bombed people. They’ve killed scores

The power of K-pop fans and pop activism

Minnesota police officers who are fired for misconduct or charged with criminal behavior often end up back on the force, a WSJ investigation found

I am the Democrat running against Matt Gaetz. He needs to be DEFEATED in November. Chip in today to join us in this fight!

The former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks was concerned he would face charges after firing three shots during a 2015 car chase and arrest, according to dash camera footage obtained by CNN

The problem with this argument, @SpeakerPelosi, is that Barr is engaged with helping conceal efforts by Trump to cheat and undermine the same electoral process we are relying on to remove him. Impeaching him would expose these efforts to the public.

The White House announced that Mike Pence would lead a public coronavirus task force briefing Friday morning, the first public meeting in almost two months. It’s obvious that he’s doing this because they’re paying attention to the polls and Biden is ahead.

chain migration and child concentration camps

Workers at Cambridge Whole Foods Market Sent Home Over ‘Black Lives Matter' Face Masks

Carville: You’re right, I’m a big admirer of these Never-Trumpers, these Bulwark people, and these Lincoln Project people

Speaker Pelosi on John Bolton to WaPo Live: "He, too, is a disgrace. He chose money over patriotism. He decided to hold out to sell his book rather than provide what he knew to be so about the problems of the president of the United States."

The Trump administration delivered more than a million stimulus payments worth about $1.4 billion to dead people, the Government Accountability Office said on Thursday

“Only Putin can restrain Trump.”

Grifters Update: The Indian Health Service Wants to Return 1 Million KN95 Masks It Bought From a Former Trump White House Official

B Fullers Mortar and Pestle in Fremont, Seattle. Calling masks bullshit and shaming my friend for coming in with one on

Althea Bernstein was at a red light when a car with white college-aged men pulled up next to her. They yelled “n*gger” sprayed lighter fluid on her, threw a lighter and lit her on fire. TODAY, exactly a month after George Floyd’s death. Nothing’s changed.

Trump still hasn't figured out that World Wars 1 and 2 weren't contagious diseases (also the troops who fought those wars voted by mail)

Trump repeatedly describes the coronavirus pandemic as an "artificial problem." (The 126,000 Americans who have died could not be reached for comment.)

The country is being ravaged by a deadly pandemic, unemployment is above 13 percent, people are taking to the streets to protest systemic racism and police brutality, and this is what Hannity and Trump are talking about

Asked what his biggest accomplishments have been, Trump cites legislation that was signed into law by President Obama in 2014

Jay Brainard, TSA Federal Security Director for the state of Kansas, filed a whistleblower complaint over the lack of national safety guidelines at TSA checkpoints and claims the agency still is not doing enough to keep officers – and passengers – safe.

Wear a mask. That is, unless you want to be intubated by a gynecology intern July 1st who did her last semester of med school via Zoom.

Opinion: Annexation could extinguish Palestinian hope. That’s dangerous.

Let’s end this nightmare. Let’s rise and show the world what America truly stand for.

China is introducing a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong that has sparked protest, fear and controversy in the semi-autonomous city. Here's what you need to know about the bill ⁠— and what it means for Hong Kong.

The Senate has passed a pair of bills by unanimous consent that would punish China for moves it's making that lawmakers fear will crush democratic freedoms in Hong Kong. The measures still need to be passed in the House before going to Pres. Trump's desk.

Senator Van Hollen & @SenateDems just demanded we pass a bill to force President Trump to take action against the Chinese Communist Party for violating Hong Kong's independence. Proud to say it passed. I've been fighting for this. I won't stop fighting

Police chiefs are cracking down on misconduct — including brutality and overt racism — and losing their own jobs, too

Trump admin failure on coronavirus threatens unity of the states

Here's the transcript of Trump's response when he was asked what are his top priorities for a second term

US squandered costly lockdown, failed to stem coronavirus

Pelosi on the Trump admin filing a brief asking SCOTUS to strike down the entirety of Obamacare: "Trump and the Republicans' campaign to rip away the protections and benefits of the Affordable Care Act in the middle of the coronavirus crisis is an act of unfathomable cruelty."

In dead of night move in the middle of a surging #pandemic , Trump administration calls on #SCOTUS to overturn