Sunday, September 27, 2020

$421,000,000 in loans due during a second term.


President Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016, and nothing in 10 of the prior 15 years — largely because he reported losing much more money than he made. Read the takeaways from our exclusive look at decades of Trump’s tax records.


Just Posted: The NYT has obtained the president’s tax return information for thousands of personal and corporate returns going back decades. Here’s our first story. Watch this space for additional articles in the coming weeks.


So I finally worked up the nerve to watch #TheComeyRule. It was an entirely surreal experience. It completely captures the unprecedented issues we faced, the stress and concern and deliberation that accompanied every decision we made, and how hard we tried to do our jobs well.


If Republicans take away health care from 20 million and end protections for pre-existing conditions for more than 130 million by rushing to confirm a nominee to kill the Affordable Care Act, they will be seeing elections that look like 2018 – over and over again. #votehealth


Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there’s a chance she and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin can still reach a deal on a coronavirus stimulus package


Breaking news: NO John durham interim report. No indictments before election - Bartiromo sources.


mpressive turnout at today’s #protest march in #Minsk, #Belarus:


Pelosi on Amy Coney Barrett's qualifications: "What matters is what it means personally to the American people. If you have a preexisting medical condition, that benefit will be gone. If you are a woman, we'll be back to a time where being a women is a preexisting condition."


Billionaire climate polluter Charles Koch is pressuring senators into confirming Amy Coney Barrett by waging media campaigns vs them all over the country:


I’m a huge fan of everything from Fast & Furious to Jumanji, so this endorsement means a lot to me. Welcome to Team Joe, @TheRock


“While I do not agree with many of Biden’s policies, I do know him to be a decent man who can begin to undo the damage President Trump has caused.” Tom Ridge, ex-GOP governor of Pennsylvania and Bush DHS Secretary. Not a leftie.


“Republicans essentially get bonus points: They can be the less popular party and still get to govern.”


Trump on Fox again this morning: "We're rounding the turn. They hate when I say that, the opposition, but we are, we're rounding the turn on the, on the pandemic."


In your lowest moment, remember: you have people who love you enough to not let you leave your house with your makeup looking like this and he doesn’t.


Putin Wants a Truce in Cyberspace — While Denying Russian Interference


Joe Biden slams President Trump for not speaking out about repression of democratic protests in Belarus — a country Biden says is being run by a "dictator."


#RTHK's staff union demands answers over the broadcaster reopening an investigation into complaints made during last year's protests against reporter Nabela Qoser. The journalist is also said to be having her Civil Service probation period extended.


Hong Kongers, Don’t Idolize the U.K.


That’s 55,000 more Americans with a preexisting condition, in one day.


A woman worked for three years for the firm that represented Nixon, Kushner, and Ivanka, then became a professor...goes straight to the 7th Circuit...and now SCOTUS? This isn't a legit CV. Who does she actually represent?


Does anyone else still wonder why Kennedy randomly retired from SCOTUS?


so wait, @realDonaldTrump took money allocated to save people from coronavirus, to make an ad saying he's saving people from coronavirus?


Kyiv City Hall in Ukraine sporting a large flag of Free Belarus


‘It’s like every red flag’: Trump-ordered HHS ad blitz raises alarms “... funded — by pulling money out of health agencies like the Centers for Disease Control that are in the midst of fighting the #pandemic ...” ⁦


Joe Biden leads Pres. Trump on trust to handle crime and safety, 50-44%. Suburban women, a group Pres. Trump has focused on, trust Biden more on crime, 61-37%.


There’s a difference between Biden Catholics and Barr/Coney Barrett Catholics. The former use their faith as a guide to love others. The latter uses their faith to control others. I am the former. Real Catholics wear blue.


Putin *announced he was at war with America* prior to 2016 in documents acquire by Mueller. Bill Barr *redacted that fact* to give Trump a pass - on treason.


Is Putin prepping for a war? Reporter @annanemtsova gives us a peek at the anti-Western propaganda that has been running on a loop on Russian TV.


Black doctors want to vet vaccine process, worried about mistrust from years of medical racism


A federal prosecutor in Massachusetts accuses Attorney General William Barr of a "dangerous abuse of power" by politicizing his position


In the middle of a pandemic, Donald Trump is trying to force through the confirmation of a Justice who will help him destroy Obamacare. Health care is at stake. Protections for pre-existing conditions are at stake. We can't let them win.


Cyber-partisans of Belarus hacked live broadcast of TV channel and showed outgoing regime's goons beating up protesters


It’s very strange to see all these GOP condemnations of attacks on Catholicism when I haven’t seen any attacks on Catholicism and the Democratic nominee is Catholic.


“Dems lowered the # of senators needed to force a vote on lower-court judges from 60 to 51 in 2013. Senate Republicans followed suit in 2017 & eliminated the filibuster on SCOTUS nominations, meaning they would only need to clear a 50-vote threshold...”


The right is dancing on RBG’s grave and accusing the left of a smear campaign. How are they so good at manufactured outrage?


Facebook: "Why is Russian propaganda so popular on our site? Is it our PsyOp algorithm? Jeez, we don't know - people just like what they like." It's Russian malware. Regulate them out of existence.


Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan has broken out around the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Armenian Defense Ministry says two Azerbaijani helicopters have been shot down.


The Biden campaign blasted Facebook for this explanation. @BillR "Facebook's platform is a mirror alright — a fun house mirror. One that has twisted and distorted our world and our politics...It is a choice to create an algorithm that feeds the distrust and polarization..."


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Katie Porter have proposed a bill to require members of Congress, high-ranking staff and those in the judicial and executive branches who apply for a financial benefit from the government to report it


btw, we still don’t know why Kennedy retired from the Supreme Court


Holly Hunter as Sally Yates is perfect casting.


"It's like watching the decline of the Roman Empire"


"Ruth Bader Ginsburg is going to be replaced by a woman who walked through every door that Ginsburg opened for her so she can use her position to shut them all for others behind her."


when you’re so pro life you gotta kill some bitches


Watching Amy destroy lying Ted is delicious


“But she found herself on the list of potential picks for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in large part thanks to McGahn. A fellow Notre Dame alum, McGahn knew Barrett from conservative legal circles, like Leo’s influential Federalist Society...”


Trump’s bragging about a forthcoming Covid vaccine... but every single Trump supporter I talked to at the rally today said they wouldn’t take a vaccine


A diverse crowd of hundreds marched in Louisville's streets chanting “Black Lives Matter" on Saturday night, the fourth night of protests after a grand jury declined to charge officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.