Friday, September 18, 2020

The Lincoln Project joins all of America in mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


Just days before her death, as her strength waned, Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera: "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."


Here’s everything you need to know about how to stay safe when hitting the polls this election season


A day after FBI Director Wray told Congress Russia is interfering to hurt Biden's campaign, Trump said he "did not like" Wray's answers. Asked if he's thinking of replacing him, Trump said, "We're looking at a lot of different things."


NEW: The White House and pharmaceutical industry were nearing a major deal to lower drug prices. Then the WH demanded that $100 cash cards be sent to millions of seniors just before the election - "Trump Cards" as they were called - and the deal collapsed


Whether you plan to vote by mail, vote early in-person, or at the polls with your mask on Election Day, remember that your vote is your voice—make sure that you are heard. Tune in now to the first stop of the CBC’s virtual bus tour to get out the vote.


Mike Pence is about to speak with Veterans — will he answer any of these questions?


BREAKING: The DOJ has released extensive new material from the Mueller Report in a filing from @EPICPrivacy & @JasonLeopold 's FOIA case. (Unfortunately for readability, it's listed out of context—no reprocessed version of the actual report just yet.)


9/2017-Maria hits PR 9/2017-9/2020 -Trump says cannot help PR forever, is most corrupt place on earth & tells Congress cutting off aid 9/15/20-Florida poll shows Biden with 5% lead over Trump 9/15/20-Bloomberg announced $100 million in FL 9/18/20-Trump commits $13 billion to PR


Trump's niece calls his coronavirus inaction 'willfully criminal' @MaryLTrump discusses


I love that the chief defender of the Master Race is a bloated, unctuous, morally bankrupt misogynist with the physical prowess of a termite Queen.


Assange was offered presidential pardon to help 'resolve' Russia role in DNC hack, court told


"As of right now, there is no vaccine that we know works. There is no vaccine that we know is safe," says @JakeTapper, addressing the President's recent claims. "This is a promise from the President based not on scientific fact... [but] based... on his desire to be re-elected."


Holy shit this is amazing


CDC testing guidelines have been updated again to say if you are a close contact of someone with COVID and don't have symptoms, you NEED a test. As I wrote in early Sept, America doesn't have a coherent strategy for asymptomatic testing. It needs one


Sounds like FBI Director Wray should probably make sure his LinkedIn account is up to date and his resume is fresh


Hundreds of voters line up in Virginia as the first day of early in-person voting begins in the state. “I don't trust the mail right now,” one voter tells @KristenhCNN. “…If I got to stand here all day, I'm going to vote today.”


Julian Assange was offered a presidential pardon if he helped to resolve the "ongoing speculation about Russian involvement" in the hacking of Democratic National Cmte. emails leaked during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, a London court was told Friday.


Eric Trump tells Maine lobstermen: ‘We will never, ever let you down' @PLOvertonPPH reports from the campaign event in Camp Ellis


I can't believe I have to say this, but if I'm elected president, I won't put a climate change denier — one who called the scientific community "a bunch of thugs" — in charge of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed guidance posted online last month that said people who had been in close contact with someone exposed to the coronavirus didn’t need to get tested if they didn’t feel sick.


Heard this from a lobsterman yesterday in response to the @EricTrump rally, “Voting for Trump because he paid attention to the fishing industry is like believing that a stripper loves you because she said you were her favorite.”


I was alerted to this @TimAlberta piece from @SykesCharlie's newsletter, and as usual, listening to Trump voters describe life on Earth 2 - where Trump is a pretty good president who's just a little rough around the edges - sapped my will to live


Also interesting in that POLITICO piece is how Trump voters - I've seen this many times - do what they can to *avoid having to see Trump say things*. Think of that. His own political base actively avoids him, so he won't mess up what they prefer to believe. /1


Cartoon repost.


Lawyers representing the U.S. at Julian Assange’s extradition trial have accepted the claim that the WikiLeaks founder was offered a presidential pardon on the condition that he would help cover up Russia’s involvement in hacking emails from the DNC


Presidents should be good — The Lincoln Project


Susan Collins gave us Brett Kavanaugh and Trump’s tax giveaway. A vote for her now is a vote for Mitch McConnell and Trump’s agenda. It’s not good for Maine, and it’s not good for Massachusetts. Charlie Baker should know that. I’m with @SaraGideon.


Analysis: Trump claims nothing more could have been done to defeat the coronavirus. He’s wrong.


Controversial coronavirus testing guidance came from HHS and didn't go through the normal scientific review process at the CDC, sources say


Jared Kushner, March 21, 2020: "Cuomo didn’t pound the phones hard enough to get PPE for his state…His people are going to suffer and that’s their problem.” Like father, like son-in-law. Incompetent and uncaring


NEW: Jared Kushner reportedly told a roomful of business leaders in March "free markets will solve" the PPE shortage—then shifted blame to Cuomo


the only Tucker Carlson interview you need to watch


Barbara Walters tried to tell you bitches about this man 30 years ago, but you didn't listen. Now, we're here


Don’t send a “naked ballot” —dress it with your signature and a secrecy envelope where required. For all the rules on how to #vote in your state or territory please visit


I called on @EsperDoD to allow DoD service members and civilians to opt out of the Trump administration’s payroll tax deferral and ensure that those who defer their payroll taxes are fully aware they will need to repay them in 2021


Trump's campaign and the Republican Party are devoting millions to wage a state-by-state legal battle against mail-in voting, not only suing state officials but also intervening in cases where they aren't a party to limit how Americans can vote from home.


Trump offered to pardon Julian Assange if the WikiLeaks founder provided the source for the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a London court was told on Friday.


Protests to follow this weekend in #Belarus: >Saturday: 15:00 The Day of the National Flag, March of Raions (@ LOCAL COMMUNITIES) 15:00 WOMEN’S MARCH (@ DOWNTOWN) > Sunday: 14:00, MARCH OF JUSTICE, @ MINSK CITY CENTER All-Day: GLOBAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH BELARUS


Exiled activists Simon Cheng and Honcques Laus have written to S.Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha asking Seoul to suspend extradition treaties with Hong Kong and #China. Both are reportedly "wanted" by #HongKong police & are now UK-based.


Since her personal phone number was leaked online, Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Carol Ng has become a target of menacing calls and messages. She is not alone. A shady website called HK Leaks is ramping up 'doxxing' campaign against activists


Australian James Spigelman resigns as judge of Hong Kong appeals court over new national security law


Joe Rogan repeats debunked claim that "left-wing people" are starting Oregon wildfires


Mary Trump: ‘Deeply delusional’ that Donald Trump has been treated unfairly his whole life


Mary Trump: ‘Nobody tells as many lies on purpose’ as President Trump


China is resembling Chile under Pinochet where they are routinely kidnapping political activists. The latest story is Hong Kong activist Andi Li. The people responsible will not go unpunished


Dr. Fauci on Olivia Troye: "I interacted with Olivia. I liked her, she was a good person. She was important to the team as a staff person to the Coronavirus Task Force."


Unlike President Trump, I’ll be a president for all Americans — not just the ones who vote for me.


Bob Woodward asked Trump if he felt he'd benefited from White privilege. Trump said no and mocked Woodward. On CNN, Biden got the same question and said yes: "Sure, I benefited just because I didn't have to go through what my Black brothers and sisters have had to go through."


Our latest. Donald Trump's plan will kill 3 million Americans. Vote like your life depends on it. It does.


Folks, I just wrapped up my first CNN Town Hall of the general election. We’re in the home stretch of this campaign and your support matters more than ever. Chip in to help us keep tonight’s momentum going:


This fact @JoeBiden just said is true and shocking: if we just had universal masking in the U.S., we'd save 100,000 American lives by the end of the year according to a projection. If only we had a president who recognized the importance of leading.


Disgruntled former employees


BREAKING: @CDCgov did NOT write a controversial guideline saying that people without #COVID19 symptoms don’t need to get tested for #coronavirus. @HHSGov officials wrote & posted it on CDC’s website, bypassing CDC’s scientific review process


Joe Biden showed the empathy and fact-based thinking at a CNN town hall that President Donald Trump has been lacking, both at his own similar event two days before and throughout his botched management of a pandemic


HUGE NEWS: Today, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris championed a child allowance based on the #AmericanFamilyAct. This would cut child poverty by more than 40% within a single year. I’ll be proud to fight alongside them to make this happen in 2021


Wisconsin: Election Tools, Deadlines, Dates, Rules, and Links


"There's two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump.” - @GOPLeader


Trump attacks his appointed FBI director for the purpose of defending Vladimir Putin’s Russia


NEW: Through #FOIA, we obtained nearly 10,000 pages of #USPS documents, reports the @washingtonpost. The documents reveal a scrapped plan to send masks to Americans, a standoff with Amazon, and more.


Federal judge to Postmaster General DeJoy: Fix what you broke


Trump admin risks compromising CDC's gold-standard credibility with political bigfooting


Trump administration trading on CDC's credibility to push politicized bunk: NYT