Tuesday, September 22, 2020

In Hong Kong, Beijing's imposition of the National Security Law is a serious breach of the legally binding Sino-British Joint Declaration. Join us for a virtual side event on the Rights and Freedoms in Hong Kong on Wednesday 23 September from 13:15 hrs CEST


Trump's ex-Russia adviser Fiona Hill: US increasingly seen as 'object of pity'


Foreign Actors and Cybercriminals Likely to Spread Disinformation Regarding 2020 Election Results


Lukashenko transfers his son to Moscow for boarding school. There could be no better sign of which way the wind is blowing in Belarus.


That explains a lot


A study shows the bulk of U.S. agriculture subsidies are going to the country’s biggest and richest farms


VP Pence and President Trump are counting on my opponent to let them go ahead with their plan to undermine women’s reproductive rights. We need your help to fight back. Please, chip in right now and help us defend a woman’s right to choose:


The Trump admin has treated the people of Portland like enemy combatants. These tactics—like cell phone cloning to spy on protestors—are unacceptable in America. We need a full accounting of what was done & those who authorized it must be held accountable


200,000 Americans dead. In six months. No end in sight. No leadership. No plan. No empathy.#VOTE


NEW — The Trump campaign spent nearly half a million dollars on fireworks.


Here's why it was essential for the House to pass my bill, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, to prohibit imports from Xinjiang because of the prevalence of forced labor. The Senate must act ASAP to stop the exploitation of the Uyghur people.


“It’s just wrong. … It’s making it easy for Vladimir Putin.” - Fmr. Trump national security adviser H.R. McMaster on the President and some leaders in the Senate and the House repeating rhetoric that undermines the US election process


Analysis: The White House says Trump’s always-coming-soon health-care plan is coming soon


'Their most sobering message was that the world still hasn’t seen the worst of it. Gone is the climate of yesteryear, and there’s no going back.'


In secret tapes, #PebbleMine top execs spoke of exerting influence from Juneau to DC. Now that they're public, some of the politicians they said they could manage -- @lisamurkowski @SenDanSullivan -- are not pleased.


House Democrats ask for investigation into DoD's decision to repurpose COVID funds into stimulus for the defense industry,


The FBI just issued a warning about foreign actors spreading disinformation about 2020 results. Left unsaid is that POTUS is spreading the same disinformation — about voter fraud, "rigged" results, and other false claims that delegitimize the outcome.


A bizarre and, frankly, deeply disturbing ad from the Russia-controlled RT network shows a deep-faked Trump joining the channel as an anchor. The video superimposes Trump’s face onto a\ body and plays real clips of him lavishing praise on “amazing” Russia.


Mike Bloomberg has raised over $16M to pay the outstanding court fees and fines for 32,000 Black and Latino former felons in Florida so that they can regain their voting rights. Now this is what I’m talking about.


The FBI has issued a PSA that election results may take weeks or days to certify, and the malign actors will take advantage of this gap to sow disinformation, including casting doubt on and discrediting election results 1/


Angry at Trump and McConnell? There’s something you can do. Donate to @AmyMcGrathKY#VoteReady


.@MorningConsult has us statistically tied with @LindseyGrahamSC. We've been neck-and-neck with Sen. Graham for months now. This race is real and it is winnable. We didn't come this far to let up now. Keep fighting.


Whitehouse points to millions in anonymous donations to the Judicial Crisis Network for political campaigns on SCOTUS nominees, asks "what do they expect in return?"


Never forget: Four years before Trump wouldn’t release his taxes, Romney refused to release *his.* And there were... other similarities. Put it that way.


Dr. Fauci said he didn't want to give a grade to @realDonaldTrump on handling the virus. He said look at the numbers and make up your own mind. Here are the numbers --200k dead, 7 million infected. Worst numbers in the world. Give him a grade.


Dr Fauci throws cold water on Trump’s boasts that a #COVID19 vaccine is imminent


That’s what happens when you put politics over people. You don’t mess with Texas. #TrumpKillsTexas


Covid-19 gave world leaders a second chance to fix the climate crisis. They’re wasting it, pouring money into fossil fuels instead. Exclusive report:


Andrew Weissmann: The same business account that sent hush payments to an adult film star who alleged an extramarital affair with Trump had also received "payments linked to a Russian oligarch." Michael Cohen controlled the account.


This weekend, we raised over $700,000. That is 3x what Senator @CindyHydeSmith raised in all of Quarter 2. Now, a new poll has us just 1 point away from her. We can do this. Can you please donate $10 to keep up the momentum?


McConnell is trying to make the Court fight seem a fait accompli. Fighting back is the best course because: 1. You never know what can happen if the public rises up 2. Pressing these Rs makes them less likely to win in Nov 3. It builds resolve to respond with court reform in '21


Trump’s continued attack on our election remains the most shocking thing to come out of the mouth of a president


Corporate PACs tied to Walmart, Amazon, BlueCross BlueShield, Southwest Airlines and more have all made contributions to a Tennessee state lawmaker who had used social media to amplify and promote the QAnon conspiracy theory


Opinion | Secret CIA assessment: Putin ‘probably directing’ influence operation to denigrate Biden


Have you moved recently? 🏠 Each year, an estimated 30+ million Americans move. Whether you have moved across the country or down the street, be sure to update your voter registration TODAY! #protectOurVote #NationalVoterRegistrationDay


Pentagon used taxpayer money meant for masks and swabs to make jet engine parts and body armor


Most of @newtgingrich wives graduated from extramarital affairs with Newt who has a decidedly “anti-Catholic” lifestyle that should inhibit him from hurling “anti-Catholic” at @KamalaHarris. But Newt is the most hollow of Republican hollow men.


More cops have died from Covid this year than from being on patrol.


Resident of Chelsea Veterans Facility Tests Positive for Second Time


A Chinese billionaire who criticized President Xi Jinping's handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been jailed for 18 years on corruption charges, a court said Tuesday


We're going to beat Cory Gardner


A former Nashville council member who expressed extreme skepticism about the coronavirus on social media has died from complications from Covid-19, officials say.


NYPD officer allegedly “reported on the activities of Chinese citizens in the New York area, spotted and assessed potential intelligence sources within the Tibetan community in New York, and provided PRC officials with access to senior NYPD officials...”


Trump says the November 3 election will "decide whether we end the pandemic" or not, meaning that re-electing him will end the pandemic that has caused 200,000 confirmed deaths under him and is not close to ending.


Putin owns the man in OUR White House. Let's kick both out November 3.


“There are two people Putin pays,” said Kevin McCarthy, “Rohrabacher and Trump.” He backed Trump anyway. You know who Putin doesn’t pay? @KimMangone, McCarthy’s bold opponent . Watch her first TV ad here:


No, @LindseyGrahamSC, we wouldn't "do the same." We're not lying, dishonorable hypocrites like you. That's why we're sending @harrisonjaime to replace you. Click here to help #RemedyPAC unseat this sad excuse for a Senator:


The anarchist city?


NEW: 9% Americans have a great deal of confidence in Trump to confirm vaccine effectiveness. NINE PERCENT.


Trump: "We’re doing better than Europe." Average deaths per day over the last week: Spain: 107 France: 53 Italy: 14 US: 799


36-years is long enough. The most important Confederate statue that needs to be removed on November 3rd, is Mitch McConnell.


It doesn't even matter who the nominee is or what their qualifications are. It's simply a naked power-grab.


An $18 billion plan to deploy future Covid-19 vaccines is moving into the next phase with 156 countries and regions taking part — but China is joining the U.S. on the sidelines


@USPS had a plan to send 5 cloth masks to every U.S. household in April. The president rejected that plan. Six months later, nearly 200,000 lives have been lost and he still doesn’t have a national strategy.


Putin attacked our election in 2016, and he’s doing it again now. Trump refuses to call him out or said an unkind word about him. Imagine an American President who was afraid to call out Osama Bin Laden in the days after 9/11.


Zelensky at #UN: Russia’s aggression proves that humankind has not learned lessons of World War II


Trump tells his story about how he asked Blackstone chief and Wall Street titan Steve Schwarzman about Hunter Biden's dealings in China and Schwarzman agreed it was shady; Schwarzman's spokesperson has said he has never spoken with Trump about either Joe Biden or Hunter Biden.


The repeated ignoring of congressional committees is why we need to pass our inherent contempt bill that would authorize up to $100,000 in fines for witnesses who ignore congressional subpoenas.


Looks like @DougJones deserves those donations


BIDEN on expanding SCOTUS: “It’s a legitimate question, but let me tell you why I’m not going answer that question. B/c it will shift the focus, that’s what he wants, he never wants to talk about the issue at hand & he always tries to change the subject.”


Trump: "I like Putin, he likes me. You know, we get along."


Dear @realDonaldTrump: Contrary to your lies tonight, the virus affects more than the elderly. Why do you keep lying about the virus?


Trump is Russia’s best agent. This isn’t hard to deduce folks


Western companies sourcing goods from China’s far western Xinjiang region have long turned to auditing firms to spot forced labor. Now, citing increased challenges, some firms are refusing to work there.


Palestinian Authority security forces detained dozens of supporters of Mohammed Dahlan, after an Israeli newspaper reported -- then retracted -- that the U.S. was considering installing him to replace President Mahmoud Abbas


Commentary: Hong Kong offers a glimpse of one Belarus future


Following China’s delay of Hong Kong’s legislative elections, opposition lawmakers face a defining choice: Keep playing by Beijing’s rules? Or quit and join the radicals in the streets?


Women of Belarus


Cyprus has blocked the long-awaited EU sanctions against Belarus, insisting that the bloc should first sanction Turkey


Starting Sept. 22, tune in or stream "The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden" on @PBS.


Democratic challenger says Sen. Graham is ‘betraying’ South Carolina voters


Activists draw on successful defense of health care for energy in SCOTUS pressure campaign


Democrats make SCOTUS a national issue beyond Republicans gaming Senate rules


Lindsey is scared. Good.