Thursday, September 24, 2020

Pompeo traveled w/ Reince Priebus to Wisconsin this week which doesn’t jibe w/ State saying Pompeo was going solely for "an important policy speech” - the frmr GOP party official has no foreign policy expertise & is deeply connected to WI Republicans.

 

It is not normal for the President of the United States to call (former) FBI officials "scum," say "they were trying to do a coup," and suggest they should be prosecuted

 

Morning Donnie, appears there’s a resistance movement in Texas!

 

Your loss will be humiliating.

 

Jim regrets having voted for Donald Trump in 2016, but he won't make the same mistake twice. That's why Jim is a #LincolnVoter

 

New: The US Senate, by unanimous consent, passed a resolution reaffirming the commitment to "the orderly and peaceful transfer of power"

 

Fox News polls: Nevada Joe Biden 52% Donald Trump 41% Ohio Joe Biden 50% Donald Trump 45% Pennsylvania Biden 51% Trump 44%

 

We’re not seeing bizarre behavior from Republicans because we have bizarre colleagues. We’re seeing bizarre behavior because bizarre, special interest forces are at work in this judicial selection process.

 

States Implore Judge to Intervene Against Election Mail Meddling

 

On call just now HHS Sec Azar makes clear Trump’s forthcoming executive order on preexisting conditions will not carry weight of actual law should SCOTUS strike down the ACA. Said it is a "defined statement of U.S. policy that people with preexisting conditions are protected."

 

The world will officially record 1 million deaths from Covid-19 in the next few days, but the real total might be almost double that

 

If a foreign adversary paid Taliban operatives to kill American troops, it's ridiculous that Donald Trump would wait 90 days to say something. This Coward in Chief doesn't have the best interests of our troops at heart and that makes him a national security risk.

 

On this Feast Day of Our Lady of Mercy, I stand in solidarity with all defenders of human rights from Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela — and pray for the freedom of all political prisoners.

 

Justice Department Civil Rights Office Playing Political Games, Experts Tell Congress

 

Barack Obama will join Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris at a pair of fundraising events next week

 

Let me be clear – neither the Judiciary Committee nor the Senate should consider a nomination to fill Justice Ginsburg’s vacancy at this time. Leader McConnell said it best, “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice.”

 

DeJoy Tells Judge Mail-Sorting Machines Can’t Be Reassembled - Bloomberg

 

Pelosi abruptly shifts course, restarts economic relief push amid signs economy is straining

 

The reason Putin thinks he can get away with anything—from attacking our democracy to poisoning his opposition—is simple. President Trump allows him to.

 

Can't get much larger than the ex-FBI director working for Putin. Anybody gonna get Freeh's statement on his dealings in Russia... and Turkey, Albania, Romania, Estonia, Ukraine... He's Rudy's operations guy. Tier-1 Catch-n-Kill Louie!

 

Bill Barr's motion to dismiss Andrew McCabe's lawsuit alleging that he was fired for political reasons has been denied. U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss will now set a schedule for discovery and further proceedings in McCabe's lawsuit against DOJ.

 

One unknown person gave a $17 MILLION-plus contribution in the Garland vs. Gorsuch row. You better believe they are getting a voice or a veto in the makeup of the Supreme Court for that. All without having to show you who they are or tell you what interest they have in the Court.

 

“Whether the Court frames Mr. Carlson’s statements as 'exaggeration,' 'non-literal commentary,' or simply bloviating for his audience, the conclusion remains the same—the statements are not actionable," writes Judge Vyskosil, a Trump-appointed judge.

 

Barr says 'notion' of separation of church and state misunderstood because of 'militant secularists'

 

Election officials are already reporting a shortage of poll workers for the 2020 election. Here's a guide to signing up:

 

"For Donald J. Trump, his sister Maryanne, and their late brother Robert, fraud was not just the family business—it was a way of life." Read the 52-page complaint here:

 

Pelosi on Trump declining to commit to peaceful transfer of power: “You are not in North Korea, you are not in Turkey, you are not in Russia, Mr. President ... you are not in Saudi Arabia. You are in the United States of America. It is a democracy.“

 

Breaking NYT: Mary Trump is suing Donald Trump, his sister Maryanne Trump Barry and their brother Robert, who died in August, of fraud and civil conspiracy. It seeks to recover the millions of dollars Mary Trump claims to have lost

 

Millions of voters will be mailing in ballots for the first time this election season. Here's a guide to voting-by-mail from NPR's @MilesParks and @NPRLifeKit:

 

We remind him: You are in the United States of America. The people will VOTE HIM OUT.

 

Trump supporters aren’t critical thinkers #ChrisWray Just. Say. It.

 

After being met with loud boos and repeated chants of “Vote him out!” on the steps of the Supreme Court, Trump returned to the Oval Office and curled up in a fetal position

 

President Donald Trump was loudly booed by members of the public while visiting the casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has been lying in repose outside the Supreme Court.

 

More than 90% of the US population is still susceptible to Covid-19, preliminary results of a CDC study show, according to the agency's director

 

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on FOX just now: "My opponent will raise $100 million ... I'm being killed financially. This money is 'cuz hate my guts.

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From an American point of view, this decision spells trouble down the line for @StevenKBannon - if his criminal indictment for defrauding gullible Trumpers weren’t enough

 

Putin calls Macron to say Russian opposition leader Navalny poisoned himself; Macron explodes: “Do you think I am a Russian peasant?” White House silent on this and secret inauguration of illegitimate Belarus President who recently visited Putin for his blessing

 

If you use Wells Fargo, you might want to stop. Here’s their CEO complaining about having to meet diversity goals.

 

Parents are sending covid-19 infected kids to school, Wisconsin officials warn

 

In a year when far more people are likely to vote by mail than ever before, the higher rejection rates of mail-in ballots from Black voters, a key Democratic constituency, could possibly tip the outcome in swing districts or states

 

A software firm whose products are used by U.S. states and counties to share election data has confirmed that it has suffered a mysterious hack by an unknown party

 

Cambridge Analytica found to have used “bribery or honey trap stings, voter disengagement campaigns, obtaining information to discredit political opponents and spreading information anonymously in political campaigns”. Alexander Nix banned from any company

 

Gov. Charlie Baker wants Massachusetts residents to be kicked out of their homes as the winter approaches and the pandemic continues.

 

"Trump and others aligned with his message know that once people understand slavery’s entanglement in every facet of U.S. history, the legitimacy of its systems unravels—and with it, the legitimacy of those occupying the spaces of power.”

 

We are former public servants who have devoted our careers, and in many cases risked our lives, for the US. We are generals, admirals, senior noncommissioned officers, ambassadors & civilian #NatSec leaders. We are 489 National Security Leaders for Biden.

 

He said it out loud. "There won't be a transfer" of power. He isn't leaving, even if he loses.

 

(1/2) The shooting of police officers tonight in Louisville is unacceptable. I urge everyone to remain peaceful and to stay safe. Our focus needs to be on tearing down systemic injustices, not tearing down our communities or harming each other.

 

Even amidst the profound grief & anger today's decision generated, violence is never & can never be the answer. Those who engage in it must be held accountable. Jill & I are keeping the officers shot tonight in Louisville in our prayers. We wish them both a swift & full recovery.

 

BREAKING: Trump announced today he will overrule FDA in the vaccine if he disagrees with them. Drug companies must wait to submit.

 

The lawsuit also alleges that Facebook allowed a post to remain on its site for weeks calling on people to join the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

The EU will not recognize Lukashenko as president of Belarus

 

Sen. Duckworth introduces bill banning federal law enforcement from wearing camo that makes them look like soldiers

 

Watch Trump evade the questions about Breonna Taylor while he tries to leave for the "emergency" phone call

 

Authorities said two officers were shot during demonstrations expressing anger over the killings of Black people at the hands of police hours after a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for Breonna Taylor’s death Wednesday.

 

If you say people can't vote until their debts are paid and then object to their debts being paid, you confirm that your true purpose was to prevent voting rather than to collect debt.

 

After Watergate, Congress passed landmark reforms to ensure that those abuses of power would never happen again. And after three and a half years of Trump, it's clear we need a new set of reforms — now. That's why we're introducing this package #ProtectingOurDemocracy:

 

AIRBORNE AEROSOL or not? After CDC debacle earlier this week, it’s more critical than ever to be clear. “Bottom line is, there’s much more aerosol [transmission] than we thought,” Dr Fauci said.

 

What would you call a man who spends the Fourth of July in Moscow? You’d call him #RussianRon. Call @ronjohnsonWI and tell him we want Senators who don’t spend Independence Day in Red Square. (202) 224-5323

 

What the fuck. This man in the middle of the street appears to be injured. Instead of stopping to help him, the cop intentionally *runs over his head and neck*. Protect and serve

 

Pool report: Question: Could you respond to Trump's comments that he did not commit to a peaceful transfer of power. Biden: "What country are we in? I'm being facetious. I said what country are we in? Look, he says the most irrational things. I don't know what to say."

 

Stop getting caught up in Trump's: - racism - cruelty - lack of respect of institutions - (faked) senility and incompetence He's simply an enemy agent. Vote him out. Keep this Republic. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

 

I endorse herd... well, this HERD OF GOATS ๐Ÿ on @RonDeSantisFL’s mansion that is. Herd immunity without vaccine is wrong. Herding goats to remind DeSantis of that is cool. Awesome

 

If the vote is close, Donald Trump could easily throw the election into chaos and subvert the result. This is far more likely, writes @bartongellman, than anyone yet realizes

 

He’s trying to cheat because he’s losing. He’s trying to stop us from voting because he’s losing. He’s trying to make us afraid because he’s losing. We beat him by showing up in record numbers.

 

Schiff: This is a moment that I would say to any republican of good conscience working in the administration, it is time for you to resign

 

More Americans died from coronavirus in about seven months than US soldiers in WWI or the Vietnam War. As the US approaches 200,000 coronavirus deaths, @JohnAvlon puts the number in perspective. “This isn’t a success story. It’s American carnage.”

 

Donald Trump's campaign is out of money — after raising $1 billion. Lincoln Project co-founder @reedgalen explains how.

 

Trump looks for ways to win over voters on health care after failing to deliver on promises

 

The 200,000 people we've lost to COVID-19 weren't nobodies, Mr. President. They were our parents and grandparents, sons and daughters, friends and co-workers. They were Americans.

 

Dutch officials are demanding answers from Pete Hoekstra, the U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, in light of reports that the Trump appointee hosted a private event for a rising right-wing political party and its donors at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague

 

Trump won't commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses —-it’s likely that Trump will lose both the popular vote and the Electoral College. He is announcing his renunciation of democracy. He is signaling violence.

 

BOOM: Former Congressional Rep and current FARA agent of the United Arab Emirates Ileana Ros-Lehtinen under investigation for potential Federal financial crimes

 

You now know what you would do for your country if your country was ever in this much danger. It's whatever it is you're doing right now. What you're doing now, what you're planning to do for the next six weeks, that's what you're made of.

 

TFW @EricTrump values a $19m @Trump estate at $290m to raise money (and probably at a lot less than $19m for taxes)

 

SCANDAL: Ex-Congressman/Ambassador Pete Hoekstra caught illegally intervening in Netherlands domestic politics by supporting local pro-Putin Dutch politician

 

Breaking: HUGE MUTATION STUDY—Scientists in Houston just released a study of >5,000 genetic sequences of #SARSCoV2: continual accumulation of mutations, one of which maybe made more contagious—mutation is associated with a higher viral load among patients upon diagnosis. #COVID19

 

Hey everyone. The President is losing. He knows that. There are six weeks to go. Don’t get distracted by him threatening not to leave the White House. That’s not going to be up to him. Just keep your nose to the grindstone. Let’s bring this thing home for Joe Biden.

 

And yet you support him rushing to fill a SCOTUS seat as soon as possible

 

not one newspaper will demand he step down

 

President Trump is preparing a major health care speech outlining how he would tackle Americans’ medical costs in a second term

 

Two officers shot, suspect in custody amid night of unrest after grand jury decision on Breonna Taylor case

 

Last Hong Kong governor calls for joint effort among countries to stand up to China

 

Hong Kong police tighten control on media with new accreditation rules

 

12 Hong Kongers incl. BNOs continue to be detained in mainland China under the CCP's National Security Law, after attempting to escape to Taiwan. @FCDOGovUK must call on China to return them to Hong Kong and immediately grant full legal representation.

 

China has built 380 internment camps in Xinjiang, study finds

 

Trump won't commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses —-it’s likely that Trump will lose both the popular vote and the Electoral College. He is announcing his renunciation of democracy. He is signaling violence.

 

The Federal Election Commission is asking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign to answer a number of questions about suspected accounting errors

 

“There is within the Democratic caucus in the Senate a real fear that all bets are off. That there is no rule of law. There is no due process,” says @HillaryClinton. “There are no norms or principles governing anything anymore under the Trump and Mitch McConnell regime.”

 

This is how democracy dies. A president so desperate to cling to power that he won’t commit to a peaceful transition of power. That he seeks to throw out millions of votes. And a Republican Party too craven to say a word. But we will fight back. America belongs to the people

 

As Juan Guaidรณ speaks about the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis and the crimes against humanity perpetrated by Maduro, I reaffirm my commitment to stand with the Venezuelan people. A Biden-Harris administration will always champion democracy and human rights around the world.

 

The most amazing video from Minsk yesterday is of this taxi driver saving a protester being chased by riot police. Solidarity in action #Belarus