Friday, September 25, 2020

JUST IN: A day after a judge denied DOJ effort to dismiss McCabe lawsuit, Judge Amy Berman Jackson denies DOJ effort to dismiss Strzok/Page lawsuits. Discovery to follow.


Opinion: Don’t let democracy burn to the ground


Republicans expect President Trump to announce Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, as he aims to put a historic stamp on the high court just weeks before the election.


"From Myanmar to Canada, people are asking: How did a superpower allow itself to be felled by a virus? And why won’t the president commit to a peaceful transition of power?"


We are in the middle of a climate emergency — and every day that Donald Trump remains in the White House further threatens the future of our planet. We have to vote him out.


We could charge a few governors for doing the same thing in nursing homes. Holyoke Soldiers’ Home: Two Charged Over Covid-19 Deaths - The New York Times


"It's worse than Afghanistan" -- Trump on cities run by Democrats


Mainers like @StephenKing are tired of Senator Collins putting special interests and Donald Trump ahead of them and their families. I’m glad to have Stephen on our team—join us today and help us win in November:


Bloomberg unveils $40M Florida TV ad buy


DeSantis lifts statewide restrictions on bars and restaurants as Florida moves to phase 3 The governor said local governments will have to justify any restrictions on capacity


Our Canadian friends just sent us this reminder. Good to see at least some governments do analysis before making decisions on the health of their citizens. (Pssst...for you,


Appeals Court runs out of patience with fight over President Trump’s taxes, calling his claims ‘highly contrived’


Thank you, @CindyMcCain. Your support and your friendship mean the world to me. John and I didn't always agree on the issues, but we put aside our differences to find common ground and move the country forward — it's what I'll do every day as president.


ABC says AG Barr personally briefed Trump on those 9 ballots in Pennsylvania prior to the information being made public Trump then brought it up in a radio interview as evidence of widespread fraud, again before it was made public


I’m proud to endorse these outstanding Democratic candidates who will work to get the virus under control, rebuild the economy and the middle class, and protect Americans’ health care and preexisting conditions protections. Support these candidates––and vote early if you can. — Barack Obama


Seriously, Junior needs an intervention. The guy is spiraling


While Mitch tries to slam through a Supreme Court nomination, 1.4 million Americans filed jobless claims last week. He cares about power, not people.


"Farm aid programs only paper over the structural problems facing U.S. agriculture. If the administration were serious about assisting farmers, it would address long-term problems & offer guidance on what farmers can expect when these programs expire."


Trump's last line under oath here shows he thinks everyone lies like him.


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s casket is carried to the US Capitol, where she will be the first woman and Jewish person to lie in state.


Mitch McConnell did not attend Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's ceremony in the US Capitol, which is the first time a woman will lie in state. He is noted on the "list of regrets." No class.


Cry more, you parasite


A senior USPS executive delivered a presentation in July that pressed officials across the organization to make the operational changes that led to mail backups across the country—seemingly counter to months of official statements about the plans' origins.


Judge Amy Berman Jackson on a teleconference hearing says she plans to issue an oral ruling on the cases brought by Lisa Page and Peter Strzok against the Justice Department. “I have a lot to say. I’m not planning to hear arguments...Pour yourself another cup of coffee."


Seems Jackson may just be planning to rule on DOJ's motions to dismiss: “I can say now that I am going to find that the matter is not yet ripe for summary judgment."

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47 more Merrimack College students have COVID-19; twice weekly testing required


I decided to watch the #TrumpPressConference While every other statement was about Biden, he gave me this gem. The idiot can't read the word "fortune"


After Black union workers petitioned the state for more secure ballot drop boxes, top election officials called Hans von Spakovsky, a leading purveyor of discredited voting fraud claims, and then put a strict limit on the boxes instead.


MUST WATCH... The US now only have a very very thin line separating democracy from an autocracy... don’t go by my words, go by Trump’s words himself. The only way to overcome it to vote in overwhelming Earth shattering numbers. #vote


BREAKING: #IPAC statement on the arrest of Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong. We commit to raising our voices in defence of the youth of Hong Kong, who have shown themselves to be global leaders in the defence of common values in the face of government hostility.


“We are psychologists, and we are convinced Donald Trump is a psychopath. His malignant behavior over the past four years is growing and escalating right before our eyes. Trump’s psychopathy will change us forever if he is not stopped.”


Opinion: Jamal Khashoggi wanted a more tolerant Saudi Arabia. Two years later, his truth still scorches the kingdom.


BREAKING: Paris police say four people have been wounded in a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, and two attackers are on the run.


“The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.”


Federal law already protects preexisting conditions. Thanks Obama


The case agent, William Barnett, is a case-study in contradiction. He says he worried that there was groupthink among Mueller team — yet they often included him (and his converse opinions) in Flynn-related matters and processes


In the 20th century, partisans in #Belarus fought with the evil of fascism, it was a sacred war. Now they are back: cyber-partisans are unmasking OMON’s fascists in Belarus.


BREAKING: UK preparing Magnitsky sanctions over Belarus human rights violations. BRAVO!


You don't need me to tell you what's at stake in this election. Now is the time to show up and vote like never before to elect Democratic candidates up and down the ballot. Educate yourself on the candidates running and vote


Story by @KevinGHall @ShirshoD on FL realtor's bank acct that transferred $ to Russian Sberbank to Syrian Issa Al-Zeydi, sanctioned by US for propping up Assad regime & frontman for Syria’s chemical weapons program Adding info that links to Paul Manafort


Arrested for wearing a mask in a city where wearing a mask is now mandatory. Hong Kong in 2020


"All this bullshit about how the president is going to stay in office and seize power? I’ve never heard of any of that crap. I mean, I’m the attorney general," Barr told Chicago Tribune. "I would think I would have heard about it."


Opinion: I’m a former prosecutor. The charge in Breonna Taylor’s death is pathetically weak.


MUST WATCH: a step by step guide on how to return your ballot in Pennsylvania. Every step makes a difference. Retweet and share so every vote is counted in Pennsylvania


When it comes to the long-term effects of smoke exposure, "we're all research subjects," one public health expert said.


North Korea accused of shooting and burning South Korean defector


Outbreak at Harvard’s @BrighamWomens hospital. To date, 98 employees tested: 11 #COVID19 positive. 50 patients tested: 8 positive. 445 individuals who are in the process of being tested. Outbreak contained. But but went wrong? 🧵 on what likely happened.


Scientists discover insufficient proteins called interferons may lead to severe Covid-19. That hints at a possible cure.


Speaker Pelosi: "President Trump's bogus executive order on pre-existing conditions isn't worth the paper it's signed on. It is an insult to every family with someone with a pre-existing condition that President Trump thinks he can get away with this farce."


"South Dakota has just set new records in the number of people hospitalized, new cases, and overall active cases. With a 36% spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations in the last week, the state now has the highest per-capita rate of hospitalizations in the US."


We went to a Trump rally to ask people what they see in their Facebook feeds. You can watch the full video here