Thursday, October 8, 2020

They still haven't learned.


“It’s gotta stop.”


Sen. McConnell's almost single-minded focus on taking away Kentuckians’ health care has left us more vulnerable than we’ve been in decades. I'll always put us first, and I will fight for every Kentuckian to have health care


25th Amendment: “Whenever...such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit...their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately [become] Acting President.


Amy Coney Barrett Withdraw Your Nomination You Are Unfit to Serve the People


Several significant elements to this domestic terrorism plot pointing to why it’s much bigger deal than the one off guy plots “F.B.I. Says Michigan Anti-Government Group Plotted to Kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer”


Gov. Whitmer: "Just last week the President of the United States stood before the American people and refused to condemn White supremacists and hate groups like these two Michigan militia groups. ... Hatred, bigotry and violence have no place in the great state of Michigan"


Those arrested by the FBI in a plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer and a second group arrested on state charges in a loosely connected case are part of the "Boogaloo" movement, state charging affidavits show. This is different than traditional militia groups


"South Dakota once again has worst COVID-19 surge in country"


Doctors and nurses trying to treat the sick and dying in the coronavirus pandemic are dealing with the added burden of patients and relatives who don’t believe the virus is real, refuse to wear masks and demand unproven treatments.


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Federal appeals court blocks extended deadline for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin.





 Just holy crap he's nuts.

The Vice President has suddenly postponed a scheduled trip to Indiana. Per Office of the VP: "The Vice President’s trip has been postponed. The Vice President looks forward to rescheduling this trip in the near future."


New - Pelosi and Raskin to introduce bill creating a commission to review President’s health and fitness for office. This is what she was referring to when she referred to 25th Amendment. She’s having a press conference tomorrow


INBOX: Pelosi, Raskin to Hold Press Conference on Introduction of Legislation to Establish a Commission on Presidential Capacity


The Kentucky Republican said the Trump administration is "paying the price" for not distancing and wearing masks


#BREAKING: Vice President Pence has canceled his trip to Indiana on Friday where he was going to participate in early voting. No reason has been provided from his office at this time.


BREAKING: US Supreme Court rejects Republican effort to block mail-in voting in Montana.


NEW: Broidy will to plead guilty to violating foreign lobbying laws as a part fo a deal he struck with DOJ


With the economy in recession and continuing high jobless claims, what did @realDonaldTrump do? He walked away from negotiating a stimulus package. He doesn’t care about you.


Gov. Whitmer: "Just last week, the president of the United States ... refused to condemn white supremacists and hate groups like these two Michigan militia groups ... 'Stand back and stand by.' Hate groups heard the President's words not as a rebuke, but as a rallying cry."


MAGA Terrorists.


Super weird how all these Trumpworld types keep getting indicted! Coincidence on top of coincidence! What are the chances?!?!


We’ve updated the story with the draft plan circulating in the White House. Estimated $7.9 billion plan, paid for by tapping the Medicare trust fund, would include spending $19 million to send letters to seniors next week


WASHINGTON (AP) — Feds charge prominent Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy in covert lobbying effort to drop Justice Department probe.


NBC News: At least 5 men have been charged in a federal case in Michigan tied to a plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The men are identified in court documents as Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris, and Brandon Caserta.


A clear choice for president: The Times Editorial Board recommendation


"The FBI thwarted what they described as a plot to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and federal prosecutors are expected to discuss the alleged conspiracy later Thursday."




"I'm not going to waste my time on a virtual debate" -- Trump, on with Maria Bartiromo, begins his first post-coronavirus interview by saying he's pulling out of the second debate. (He sounds a little hoarse.)


SHOT>> Provider of Trump Covid drug is president's golf friend


SHOT>> Provider of Trump Covid drug is president's golf friend 1/2

Republican Senator Blurts Out That He Hates Democracy


and there it is




As Washington fumbled relief talks, economy’s cracks deepened in recent months


"Trump has built himself a maze. He wants Americans to fear something that does not seem particularly lethal — the radical left — yet be unafraid of a disease that has claimed more than 212,000 lives. It doesn't feel like a winning strategy." My column.


The first hurricane warning for the US coast was issued late Wednesday as Hurricane Delta churned toward the northern Gulf Coast, packing sustained winds of 100 mph.


Senior Marine tests positive for coronavirus, second high-ranking uniformed official this week


U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said food costs may double with farm-to-fork push


When the news media does the contact tracing....


Top White House aide hosted lavish Atlanta wedding in May despite virus restrictions


"He had a bloody eye and a fly on his head" -- Anderson Cooper on Pence


Trump’s White House Covid outbreak is America’s pandemic failure in a nutshell


"A Republican Party unraveling": GOP plunged into crisis as Trump abruptly ends economic relief talks, dismisses virus


Sen Harris just said Pres Trump did away with a pandemic office that Obama administration had in place. VP Pence said, "That's not true." FACT: WH’s National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security & Biodefense was dissolved under Trump.


Pence dodges question on prospect of Roe v Wade being overturned


Kentucky attorney general seeks to ban Breonna Taylor grand juror from discussing proceedings


Mike Pence, who was surrounded by plexiglass in a socially distanced debate, with a red eye and a fly feeding on his head, argued that the coronavirus pandemic was under control.


Welcome to the resistance mike pence’s bloody eye


"Pink Eye often a symptom of COVID-19": Vice President Mike Pence's left eye sparked off a flurry of speculation on social media


No one is wearing a mask. No one


The election is fly-ing by. Make sure to make a plan to vote.


Fly lands on Pence's head, steals the show during VP debate


CNN instant poll: Who won the debate? Kamala Harris 59% Mike Pence 38%


2 minutes and 3 seconds — that's how long a local TV news reporter from California clocked the fly’s screen time on Mike Pence’s head during the #VPDebate


I’m sorry, but Susan Page has done an abysmal job of keeping Pence adhering to the rules.


Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has filed a motion to keep grand jury proceedings and testimony secret in the Breonna Taylor case


There is no daylight between Donald and Mike Pence. He is just as cruel, just as mendacious, and just as culpable. But sure, let him keep lying and projecting.— Mary L Trump


Opinion: Trump creates the unreality he needs to steal the election


hi ๐Ÿ‘‹ a science reporter popping in here to say that we absolutely DO know what's causing climate change, despite what our vice president just said


In debate, @Mike_Pence lied about handwritten notes of mine from 2016 that referenced unsubstantiated Russian allegation about Secretary Clinton. Follows DNI Ratcliffe’s politicized release of misleading snippets of documents. Russia helped Trump, and continues to. Full stop.


Breaking: "In an unprecedented move," the New England Journal of Medicine has published an editorial "condemning the Trump admin for its response to the Covid-19 pandemic – and calling for the current leadership in the US to be voted out of office."


A single "gigagfire" burning in California right now is larger than all of the fires between 1932 and 1999, put together


The Election Is in Danger. Prepare Now. A citizen’s guide to defending democracy


Russia IRA trolls tied to the conservative sites Parler and Gab


After Facebook blew the first few dozen chances to sort itself out, it was still possible to think "perhaps it just doesn't understand the harm it's doing?" Now we know: it understands what it's doing. And it's the business model.


Hong Kong’s national security law, 100 days on


A small group of dissidents climbed into a speedboat and set off from Hong Kong in August, in a daring attempt to rush 400 miles to safety in Taiwan. Their detention has become a new focus of Hong Kong's protesters.


Vladimir Putin, who has long worked to destabilize the West, has suddenly found himself surrounded by instability. Once seen as sure-handed in foreign affairs, he now seems unsure how to handle Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and the Caucasus.


U.S.-China relations will 'reset' if Biden wins the election, former U.S. ambassador to China says


United States President Donald Trump has again hit out at China over the coronavirus, promising Beijing will "pay a big price for what they've done to the world."


In which Pete Buttigieg kicks the shit out of Fox News and renders them speechless.


ICYMI My story, and thread, from overnight on how taxpayers picked up the tab as one billionaire stayed at another billionaire's resort. It just so happens one is the US president. The other is his ambassador - and, we now know, his customer, too.


NEW— White House quietly told vets groups it may have exposed Gold Star family members with COVID


"As far as we know, the President is the only person in the world to have received this combination of treatments." NYT also estimates it costs ~ $1.5 million for the Regeneron antibody cocktail


Total time a fly sat on Mike Pence's head: two minutes


Vice Presidential Debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris Full