Saturday, September 12, 2020

Vice President Pence has canceled plans to attend a Montana fundraiser following revelations that the hosts have expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory. The campaign did not give a reason or say whether the fundraiser might be rescheduled.

On Monday I will break my silence in an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt. I hope you are able to tune in. @LesterHoltNBC — Alexander S. Vindman

It’s 2020 and we have hunger lines in America. The country is being fed by the empathy and charity of everyday citizens...but we need federal leadership to increase SNAP, fund food banks, pass the FEED Act & guarantee school meals. The system is broken - let’s VOTE to fix it.

THIS HAPPENED TO ME!! UNBELIEVABLE! #TRUMPS ADVERTISING is ON Your #ABSENTEE BALLOTS!! DO NOT THROW THEM AWAY!! Unfortunately we have to Use these forms to beat him !

Have you seen this, “Heroes of the Pandumbic?” Laura has a starring role.

Why the world worries about Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline

ICE flew detainees to Virginia so the planes could transport agents to D.C. protests. A huge coronavirus outbreak followed.

Our investigation shows how the hunt for energy profits in Ukraine mixed money and politics at the highest levels of the Trump administration.

Rudy Giuliani has been working to smear Biden with a Ukrainian lawmaker just named by the Treasury as “an active Russian agent.” Talk about déjà vu: Paul Manafort was in regular contact with a Russian agent while running Trump’s 2016 campaign.

If Trump is going to continue to shoot Adderall snot rockets out of his nose as he speaks the Debates might need to designate the first few rows as wet seats the way Sea World does.

Coronavirus lingering on chilled salmon may be infectious for more than a week, according to researchers in China

Yes, you can have Covid-19 and the flu at the same time. Here's what that could do to your body.

Australian raids on Chinese journalists living in that country were “imperious” and “utterly appalling,” and are damaging relations between the two nations, China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency said

If you loved Michael R. Caputo (@SpoxHHS) in "Spreading Russian Conspiracies About Hunter Biden" you will love him in "Changing the CDC's Scientific Reports to Support Trump's Lies"

I mean the thing is everyone now more or less understands how Covid is transmitted and Trump is back to having packed rallies. He’s holding superspreader events two or three times a week these days and people just shrug.

Trump started stealing 9/11 funds before the smoke had cleared 19 years ago with his false claims of damage to his downtown buildings. This grift continues in other ways as POTUS

The topline here is outrageous enough, but the details of this story are just bizarre. The Trump Admin has been secretly just keeping the money without telling anyone? A little more every year? Just stealing it?

House panel chairman issues subpoena to compel acting DHS secretary to testify

Our tax dollars pay this person’s Salary

Navalny’s No. 2 Suspects ‘Putin’s Chef’ Ordered Novichok Hit on Opposition Leader

You can’t commit genocide without accomplices: Trump put Putin’s former media consultant Michael Caputo in charge of doctoring CDC reports on #Covid19 to reflect Trump’s political goals, even as the virus spread and the death toll grew. #TrumpKnew

He cares about some fires

We feel obligated to repost this with the hashtag #TedCruzHasNoBalls

Prosecutors allege former Minneapolis officer used neck restraint in several other cases before George Floyd’s death

Here in Colorado (and also in CA, DC, HI, NJ, NV, OR, UT, WA, & VT) voters don’t request ballots because a ballot is mailed to every registered voter. But the @USPS is confusing our voters by telling them to request a ballot.

Here’s video of @realDonaldTrump claiming he helped look for survivors & clear rubble on 9/11. He didn't. He was lying. #NeverForget

It's remarkable that 4 years after Manafort, we have this Rudy scenario which is nearly identical...all the investigations led to more foreign interference.

“She expressed concerns in recent weeks about pressure from Mr. Barr to deliver results ahead of the presidential election in November."

She was raised by a communist, her husband is a totalitarian. So she won’t say the Pledge. That is not okay.

Federal Judge Dismisses Bulk of Devin Nunes Family’s Defamation Suit

Wisconsin cops are so great one time they returned a 14 year old back into the care of Jeffrey Dahmer who then ate him. And one of those cops is a police chief now!!!

The first thing Trump did on 9/11 was try and make it about him. 19 years later he still gets petulant that it isn’t about him. He is insane. @realDonaldTrump

After the Treasury Department leveled sanctions against Andrii Derkach, a member of the Ukrainian parliament, and said he has close ties to Russia's intelligence services, President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani is trying to distance himself from Derkach.

Communities could do their own version of what Detroit did on Belle Isle:

If there is any living human that thinks the "Durham Probe" is anything other than a pre-election phony political hit job, you must have slept through the last 4 years.

Fauci: Downplaying coronavirus threat is 'not a good thing'

Fauci: 'I have to disagree' with Trump saying we've rounded final turn for coronavirus

US tech helps Belarusian dictator >> The toxic commercial surveillance market undermines foreign policy of the very country’s it is made in: U.S. Company Faces Backlash After Belarus Uses Its Tech to Block Internet

Relatives of 12 Hong Kong activists detained at sea by Chinese authorities have called on them to be returned to the territory, saying their legal rights were being violated.

For @purcellkris, the 9/11 anniversary highlights Trump's failures as America faces a new crisis — from within.

And Pirro just sits there without even pretending to push back

At least Fox is honest in their bias, Zucker is far worse because he acts like he runs a credible news source. I have not watched CNN on over a year and will not until Zucker is replaced.

Fauci: Downplaying coronavirus threat is 'not a good thing

Trump tells one of the most ridiculous lies of his lie-filled campaign: He claims Joe Biden will "destroy" pre-existing-conditions protections...which were created by the Obama-Biden Obamacare, the law Biden is running on protecting

Trump administration pushes for release of Taliban prisoners ahead of 9/11 anniversary

In Other News: Snake-Oil Salesmen say they may sue Anderson Cooper for comparing them to My Pillow Guy

It's unclear if a judge will rule on DOJ's motion to substitute the United States as the defendant in E. Jean Carroll's defamation lawsuit against Trump re: her rape allegation — the parties agreed on a briefing schedule that concludes Oct. 19; no hearing date set as of now

New from @BrandyZadrozny + me: As wildfires rage, false antifa rumors spur pleas from police to stop spreading disinformation. And who's driving the rumors? QAnon

Police officer in Pittsburgh arrests a man for asking about his "Thin Blue Line" face mask

Vast, fast-moving fires have Oregon bracing for 'mass fatality incident'

Tarrant County jail is not death row. But there have been 8 deaths in custody at the jail this year under Bill Waybourn’s watch. It is within the Sheriff’s power to ensure the well-being of everyone in the jail. We deserve better. Read more:

Barr games with Flynn case ripped as 'corrupt political errand'

Opening schools was a bad idea.

Adults who tested positive for Covid-19 were approximately twice as likely to have reported dining at a restaurant in the 14 days before becoming ill than those who tested negative, according to a new CDC study

China’s imposition of a national-security law on Hong Kong has stoked tensions between the U.S. and China, but a spokesperson for the U.S. consulate in the city said the sale was “purely a business decision”

Osama Bin Laden’s family and his financiers in the Saud family endorse trump for President.

On September 11th, shortly after the Twin Towers collapsed, leaving thousands dead, Donald Trump boasted that his building was now the tallest building in downtown Manhattan (which also wasn't true)

This is nothing but a poll tax designed to suppress the vote. It’s time for those who believe in everyone’s right to vote to band together to help ex felons in Florida pay off their fines and fees and register to vote.

The US had 1,018 Covid deaths on Friday. Canada had 0. This is the cost of electing Republicans

LOL! A black truck is driving around Michigan blaring Trump’s convo with Woodward!

We finally found the undecided voter in Americ

On the HHS muzzling report, Dr. Fauci: "Anybody that tries to tell me what to say publicly, if they know anything about me, realizes that's a fool's errand. Nobody will pressure me or muzzle me to say anything whoever wrote that memo, it was the waste of an email."

Susan Collins had ignored questions from reporters in the Capitol for two days on Trump’s comments to Woodward, but breaks her silence at tonight’s debate


"They are"

$2,933 for ‘Girl’s Night’: Medicaid chief’s consulting expenses revealed Seema Verma, a member of the coronavirus task force, spent more than $3.5 million taxpayer dollars on GOP-aligned consultants, a congressional report found.

This decision grossly subverts the will of an overwhelming number of Floridians who wanted to see voting rights restored for released felons. Let’s help them actually execute this foundational right. I donated to Please consider doing so if you can.

A firefighters union in Washington state called Facebook “an absolute cesspool of misinformation right now,” in a post that sought to quell more rumors about the fires’ origins.

Just seeing the guy that was once considered “America’s mayor” jabbering away incoherently about Ukrainian conspiracy theories sort of sums up everything about the Republican party in the past 20 years

Holy shit—Trump HHS is censoring the CDC’s @CDCMMWR for unflattering science?!?! Folks—the MMWR like one of the most holy sacred epidemiology texts that has ever existed! Trump CDC is dead to me if they muzzle the MMWR. To kill the MMWR is akin to burning science. #COVID19

EXCLUSIVE: Trump appointees interfered with CDC’s weekly reports on Covid-19 — and even tried to halt the reports altogether.

Per the white house — New covid new infections per 100k population, nationwide: 88 South Dakota: 235

This is nothing but a poll tax designed to suppress the vote. It’s time for those who believe in everyone’s right to vote to band together to help ex felons in Florida pay off their fines and fees and register to vote.

Senate Republicans scramble to contain fallout from Woodward bombshell