Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Sara speaks to Climate change...what is there not to love!!


An early birthday president from Trump for Vladimir Putin.


The @EPA's new assessment directly contradicts federal scientists’ conclusions five years ago that chlorpyrifos can stunt brain development in young children.


BREAKING: Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and his wife, first lady Teresa Parson, have both tested positive for COVID-19


And the strangest story of the day goes to.


Bill Barr claims mail-in voting is the death of the secret ballot, and is therefore very bad. To debunk this myth, look no further than PA, which is on track to throw out THOUSANDS of mail ballots because of missing "secrecy envelopes" that are designed to uphold the secret vote.


DHS awarded $6 million in contracts to firm where Acting Secretary Wolf's wife is executive


Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear called on state Attorney General Daniel Cameron to publicly release information relating to his office’s investigation into Breonna Taylor’s death


How to protect yourself from low air quality and pollution amid raging wildfires:


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson, opponent of mandatory masks, tests positive for COVID-19.


Cindy McCain on why she is endorsing Joe Biden for President: “Integrity, character, courage, empathy and things that make a person a good President. … Joe's the one person, that as you know, worked across the aisle with my husband on numerous issues and did it civilly."


He even said that was what he was going to do


Fox News commentators want Mike Bloomberg prosecuted for helping Floridians regain voting rights — and it appears Florida's attorney general may be listening


Trump busted for trying to do business with Fidel Castro's Cuba in 2008 after promising he never would


Grim Reaper (@DWUhlfelderLaw) stages goat herd at Governor's Mansion to protest COVID-19 herd immunity approach, via @JasonDelgaodFL


DEVELOPING: The city of Boston may soon move into Massachusetts’ highest-risk category for coronavirus transmission, Mayor Marty Walsh said at his ongoing COVID-19 briefing.


BREAKING: Grand jury indicts 1 officer on criminal charges 6 months after Breonna Taylor fatally shot by police in Kentucky


"Chief of staff Kelly and WH counsel McGahn were briefed on highly sensitive intel that led them to oppose granting Top Secret clearances."


This is not a militia group. This is a group of armed extremists marching unchecked through an American city.


The Hunter Biden “probe” was a bust. The @EricTrump probe won’t be.


That sums up what Black people are feeling at this moment all over the country about the American promise of equal justice and full citizenship.


‘Justice for Breonna Taylor’s neighbors’ — not her: Grand jury decision sparks shock and horror


CDC Director Robert Redfield stands by his timeline for a potential COVID-19 vaccine, despite criticism from President Trump who claimed Redfield was mistaken when he said a vaccine would not be available to all Americans immediately later this fall.


dOnald tRump’s Boogaloo thugs terrorizing folks in Louisville.


Seeking an "army" of "able-bodied" people for "election security," Donald Trump Jr. makes up a left-wing plan for "millions of fraudulent ballots that can cancel your vote and overturn the election." Twitter and Facebook have put labels on the video.


Markey Slams Lack Of Charges For Breonna Taylor’s Death; ‘Grave And Shameful Injustice’


#BREAKING: A judge just ruled that Eric Trump can no longer delay an interview under oath with my office as part of our ongoing investigation into financial dealings of the Trump Organization. Eric Trump must interview with my office by October 7th, 2020.


Dr. Birx has told people around her that she is "distressed" with the direction of the task force, describing the situation as nightmarish and adding she is not certain how much longer she can serve in her position


Republican sources tell @bartongellman the Trump campaign "is discussing contingency plans to bypass election results and appoint loyal electors in battleground states where Republicans hold the legislative majority."


We will never know how many frontline workers would have been protected and lives would have been saved if this money went where it was needed instead of defense contractors’ pockets. But we can know who is responsible and hold them accountable. We need an investigation now.


Three days of public mourning for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of equality and women's rights, began when her casket arrived at the Supreme Court for a procession up the court steps lined by more than a hundred of her former law clerks.


To build our nation back better than before, we have to advance racial equity across the American economy. I’m in Charlotte, North Carolina, with @CP3 to discuss how we’ll get it done. Tune in.


At the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, Federalist Society leader Leonard Leo said that AG Barr advances the “dignity and worth of every human person.” Catholic teaching says that the death penalty is an “attack on the dignity of the person.” Barr ordered multiple executions.


At 1 p.m., I’ll join @MaineCalling to discuss the legacy of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the threat to the Americans with pre-existing conditions if Mitch McConnell succeeds in pushing through a nominee in the next 41 days.


It turns out Ron Johnson's new report on the Bidens is even more buffoonish than we thought. The GOP's own star witness -- George Kent -- actually blew up the whole Hunter/Ukraine narrative in testimony to the committee itself!


Ahead of an expected news conference on the Breonna Taylor case, Louisville's mayor announces a curfew beginning 9 p.m. tonight




I’m deeply honored to have @AmyKlobuchar’s endorsement, and look forward to working with her in the U.S. Senate for our farmers and rural communities. Together we will fight for good jobs and affordable health care for all. Thank you, Amy!


The only remedy for this blatantly authoritarian behavior is for voters to turn out for Biden-Harris in such overwhelming numbers that Trump & the GOP can't steal the election.


The report confirms reporting from ProPublica and The Texas Tribune that found portions of the wall were in danger of overturning if not fixed due to extensive erosion just months after it was built.


NEW: Trump has privately maintained that Blacks have themselves to blame in struggle for equality, that Jews are "only it it for themselves," and said he "could never understand" why the First Lady wanted to go to Africa.


Analysis: GOP’s Hunter Biden report doesn’t back up Trump’s actual conspiracy theory — or anything close to it


Opinion | Democratic House chairs: Here’s how we can protect democracy from a lawless president


We're in the home stretch, friends, and your donations mean more now than ever. The stakes are even higher now that our healthcare is firmly on the chopping block, during a pandemic, no less. Thanks for your help.


I’ve dealt with guys like Donald Trump my whole life. Guys who look down on you because they’ve got a lot of money. Guys who think they’re better than you. Guys who inherited everything they ever got in life — and then squandered it.


SCOTUS shortlister Amy Coney Barrett's religious group, People of Praise, assigns women advisers called "handmaids," who advise on who to marry, where to live + how to raise children. The group believes husbands have authority over their wives. Via NYT:


Fauci is taking Rand to the woodshed.. omg it's brutal.


FAUCI to Sen. Paul: "You are not listening ... If you believe that 22% is 'herd immunity', I believe you're alone in that."


The National Catholic Prayer Breakfast will present an award to Attorney General Barr for “Christlike behavior” tomorrow morning. A.G. Barr has ordered the executions of six men with at least one more on the calendar. What is “Christlike” about using discretionary power to kill?


Little has been accomplished here except showing that Americans are now willing to do the work of the Kremlin for cheap political point-scoring. Imagine knowing you being manipulated by Russian assets, and playing along. Nice show


Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at Supreme Court




Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain, has crossed party lines to offer her endorsement of Joe Biden. “I want a President who has my back on things.”


Amazing stat: the Trump campaign paid more money to its convention fireworks vendor in August than it did to its top pollster or its top law firm


Thank you @tribelaw. Sadly, the administration’s revelation that Putin himself is aiding Trump’s re-election as we speak — and Trump’s staggering, unconscionable silence in response — add to the overwhelming evidence.


A Trump supporter attempted to run over peaceful protestors in Louisville. They then pulled out a gun and threatened to kill them. Twitter please help me identify this man! @LMPD @louisvillemayor


RT is owned by Russia. They're saying the quiet part out loud


Covid is the 4th largest mass casualty event in US history.


Pig — Gen Michael Hayden


Thinking about Election Night coverage, ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News and NBC are on the same page: How news networks are preparing for the possibility of a delayed vote count


NEW: “Of utmost interest to the public is how much Epstein was being paid for his informant activities,” Lesar argued, citing unverified claims that Epstein had ties to drug traffickers and organized crime.


Republican senators have made it clear: they believe there is one set of rules for Republican presidents and another for Democratic presidents. We’re going to fight this with everything we’ve got.


DHS awarded $6 million in contracts to company where Acting Secretary Wolf's wife is a VP. “Although the company has a long history of federal contracts, it did not do work for DHS until after Wolf became the TSA's chief of staff in 2017.”


The train is off the tracks.


SCOOP: The CIA has made it harder for intelligence about Russia to reach the White House, stoking fears among officials that information is being suppressed to please a president known to erupt in anger whenever he is confronted with bad news about Moscow.


Donny Deutsch just let my fellow Jews have it for not recognizing Trump comparison to Hitler. Last night’s Pa rally striking for the sea of white faces. All that were missing were Nazi flags. Thank you Donny. Won’t help my FOX watching friends but needed to be said. Heil Trump


The FDA is considering new rules for authorizing a Covid-19 vaccine, sources say — and calculations show these rules would push it beyond Election Day. That would dash the hopes of President Trump, who has said repeatedly the vaccine could be ready by then


We are all grateful that @cindymccain put #CountryBeforeParty. Every patriot needs to put


Little boy protecting his state? It's not like the Stranger Things kids stumbled upon a demon. It's more that a teen, who probably watched too much Hannity, felt empowered to murder people one state over, and did. Little boy, big crime.


Now we have zombie tropical storms, because 2020.


Russia's Folly


Hey killer, if your really want to protect the police, mandate masks


#BREAKING: Hong Kong police disavow IDs issued by the HK Journalists Asso. and the HK Press Photographers Asso. as valid credentials, one step forward to a licensing regime for journalists. The New definition only covers govt-registered media outlets and other known intl media


Hong Kong activists detained in mainland China denied family access


How Hong Kong may become just another silenced Chinese city


Hong Kong police say they will amend its regulations to define “media representatives” as: a) government registered media b) internationally recognised and renowned agencies, newspapers, magazines, radios and TV stations Another step towards “official accreditation only”


Lukashenko has just been secretly sworn in. The clandestine president of Belarus, hiding from the people who he claims elected him by a landslide


In #Minsk, #Belarus, Alexander Lukashenka, in power since 1994, inaugurated himself for the 6th consecutive term. His inauguration was held behind closed doors and in secrecy. Looks more like usurping power


This is how the Dictator of #Belarus celebrates his inauguration: behind a phalanx of "SS" guards


If you are interested in #Belarus, you have to read @franakviacorka : How post-election protests are creating a new Belarus


Here is Lukashenko addressing Belarus’ political and security elite, who may be the only constituency he has left at this rate


Belarusian police must be held accountable for violence against peaceful protestors. Over 170 journalists have been detained and nearly 20 have been stripped of their accreditation. The right to freedom of political expression and the right to fair trial are in peril.


1/ In Texas and across the country, college towns are emerging as new coronavirus hot spots. With cases surging among students, universities are attempting to keep them from infecting broader local populations.


More Americans have now died of Covid-19 than of five wars combined. Many more deaths are on the way. Yet rather than publicly mourning, Donald Trump claims Covid "affects virtually nobody. It's an amazing thing," he said.


Brian Kilmeade claims FDR's courtpacking attempt didn't go through because FDR stood down once he extracted New Deal support from Republicans. Don't have time to get into it now but I'm pretty sure that's not what happened


The closer Republicans get to losing power, the more unabashedly they abuse power, which is why they should lose power.


JUST IN: The Commission for Presidential Debates has released topics for the first debate on Sept. 29. - The Trump and Biden Records - The Supreme Court - Covid-19 - The Economy - Race and Violence in our Cities - The Integrity of the Election


Firstly, this is my country & I am a member of the House that impeached you. Secondly, I fled civil war when I was 8. An 8-year-old doesn’t run a country even though you run our country like one.


it's like a game to tell the most implausible lie possible


Fauci was right.


It doesn't have to be this way.


As a Canadian with free healthcare...I just don't understand why Americans don't want the people of their country to be well taken care of regarding health. Healthy people make for a healthy country in all aspects...just my thought!!!


We need to cry out for Argentina. They are in a world of trouble. #COVID19


Not just backing Biden, “Ms. McCain, asked whether she would support Ms. McSally...flatly said no. “I have no interest in it,” she said.”


The majority of Americans support country first. It’s time those who don’t learn a lesson. Vote.


We have now lost the equivalent of both the entire 82nd Airborne Division and active duty U.S. Marine Corps in barely 7 months. That would be one of the greatest military losses in world history. We need to fire this Commander-in-Chief.


Navalny has been discharged from Berlin's Charite hospital, where he was receiving treatment for severe poisoning. French President Macron has demanded a "swift and flawless" explanation from Moscow over his poisoning.


Robert Kraft likely to get off in Florida massage parlor case


Covid-19 is now the second-leading cause of death in the US, just after heart disease, according to the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation


Attorney Carl Douglas said Dijon Kizzee sustained 15 gunshot wounds, some of which were fired when Kizzee was already on the ground:


And by "our nation," he means "Russia."


Nearly 9 million people didn’t get stimulus payments. A GAO report asks why the IRS isn’t doing more to help.


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday attended a memorial for the 200,000 American lives lost to the coronavirus, saying, "It's just incomprehensible, the situation we find ourselves in."


CDC director's office ordered softening of coronavirus safety protocols for meat plant