Thursday, October 15, 2020

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he spent 7 days in an intensive care unit before recovering from Covid-19 in a new statement that details the severity of his case and urges people to take the pandemic seriously


This is not a moment — it's a movement. Rise up and be a part of it with the original cast of Hamilton. Chip in to join


White House was warned Giuliani was target of Russian intelligence operation to feed misinformation to Trump




Chris Christie said in the statement: “I was wrong. I was wrong not to wear a mask at the Amy Coney Barrett announcement and I was wrong not to wear a mask at my multiple debate prep sessions with the president and the rest of the team.”


Contributions from megadonors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson account for roughly 90% of money raised by Preserve America PAC in September. Created August 31st, the super PAC will report spending $77 million, almost all of it spent on attacking Joe Biden.


"Is that the truth? Or is that what you were told to say?" The extraordinary inside account of how the pandemic and Trump-administration politics crippled America's foremost public-health agency.


Elliott Broidy, a former Republican fundraiser, will plead guilty to illegally lobbying the Trump administration


The European Union and Britain imposed sanctions on top Russian officials close to President Vladimir Putin in an unexpectedly robust and swift response to the August poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny


Rudy Giuliani Is My Father. Please, Everyone, Vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.


Even @SenateMajLdr agrees: Public debates are an important part of our democracy. So what is @CindyHydeSmith afraid of?


GOP senator @BenSasse privately excoriated Trump's coronavirus response, adding that Trump "kisses dictators' butts," "sells out our allies," spends "like a drunken sailor," mistreats women, and trash-talks evangelicals behind their backs


Facebook and Twitter take unusual steps to limit spread of New York Post story


I believe the president is bragging about an extrajudicial killing here.


Remember this moment and be proud. What we will do on November 3 is so much more than a campaign, it has been a crusade for something noble. And this movement has been the greatest thing I’ve taken a part of in my life. latest ⁦


During this year’s protests, the @TheJusticeDept through the US Marshals Service randomly deputized poorly trained federal forces to show up and crack down on protestors. Today @repblumenauer and I introduced legislation to stop that abuse.


NEW: The full D.C. Circuit has agreed to rehear the McGahn case after a three-judge panel ruled the House has no power to enforce subpoenas in court


36-year DOJ veteran Philip Halpern: I won't work in Attorney General William Barr's Justice Department any longer. "Rather than representing the interests of the American public, Barr chooses to act as Trump’s lap dog."


The official Twitter account for @realDonaldTrump's reelection campaign has been suspended.


.@SenSusanCollins has voted with Donald Trump 94% of the time, confirmed 181 of his judicial nominees, and repeatedly failed to hold him accountable. Mainers like @StephenKing deserve to know who she’s voting for this November.


We wouldn’t be in this situation if it wasn’t for Susan Collins. Health care is on the ballot.


Wisconsin & Michigan ain’t playin around....


Trump tells Stuart Varney that he won't call up Pelosi and negotiate a stimulus bill because she has "a lot of mental problems"


"There are plenty of other hours that NBC could have chosen for its town hall with President Trump," Bill Carter writes. "But it scheduled its event directly against ABC's, ensuring voters had to deal with conflict instead of illumination." |


Senator Blumenthal on Judge Barrett's confirmation: "You're moving ahead with this nomination because you can, but might does not make right."


Twitter locks press secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s account


#BREAKING Sen. Kamala Harris' travel canceled through Sunday after 2 people associated with campaign contract coronavirus (via AP


‼️More than 8.1 MILLION #coronavirus cases and >220,000 DEATHS. And the virus is spreading uncontrollably in much of the country, while Trump holds MASKLESS #SuperSpreader events. A snapshot of Trump's catastrophic failure


You know COVID-19 isn't going anywhere when the American Express travel magazine throws in the towel and is basically like stay the f%$^ home.


Senate Judiciary Republicans set an October 22 vote on Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination after rejecting Democrats' call for a delay


Trump has made it a campaign strategy to undermine the legitimacy of the U.S. election, @WendyRWeiser says in a video op-ed. But there are safeguards in place, and the electoral system is far more resilient than you might think:


NBC Staffers Seethe as Trump Gleefully Uses the Network Against Biden


Meanwhile, unlike in 2016, credible reporters smelled a rat and, rather than playing along, immediately began debunking the story. Only one major reporter raced to boost the con: Maggie Haberman.


Our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great. And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we’re blocking: unacceptable.


Reminder: “Far from a hoax, as the president so often claimed, the report reveals how the Trump campaign willingly engaged with Russian operatives implementing the influence effort.”


A third of the GOP senators in day four of Barrett's hearing right now are not wearing masks, including Lee who tested positive for Covid-19 less than two weeks ago.


Klobuchar in the room now, calling the nomination a sham. McConnell said the American people should have a voice in the selection of a SCOTUS nominee, she adds.


It's not enough to defeat & remove the most incompetent & corrupt President in our nation's history. We must defeat those who have blindly supported his every move. We must help @KimMangone defeat Kevin (fighting to take away your healthcare) McCarthy! #VOTE


The defunct Trump Plaza in Atlantic City is currently wrapped in black netting to keep people nearby from getting hurt by random pieces of its eroding facade. It will be imploded altogether in January.


You shouldn't have to be rich, or a donor, to hear the truth from our president. Especially when your family's lives are on the line. America needs a president who cares about OUR lives more than their friends' stock portfolio.


The US reported 57,000 new #coronavirus cases Wednesday (a 10k one-day increase), and 37,000 people are now hospitalized with #COVID19. We’ve seen this horror show before:


Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny calls on Trump to condemn poison used against him


This is really a sloppy email “dump.” They didn’t even bother to alter the metadata on their blatant forgeries. This is looking way more like a Rudy Giuliani / Devin Nunes special than a hostile intelligence service op.


Fox News portrayed it as one of the biggest scandals in American history. Then it fell apart #DisbarBarr


JUST IN: US jobless claims reach 898,000 as layoffs remain high 7 months after virus struck economy. (AP)


So our friends across the aisle are ok with Putin poisoning his enemies, putting bounties on our troops, and again using @RudyGiuliani, @FoxNews, and the RWNJ media as hand puppets for Russian propaganda to attack our Democracy's elections. When they lose big they will know why


“Trump is a symptom of [misinformation] and an accelerant to it,” Obama said. “When you look at insane conspiracy theories like QAnon seeping into the mainstream of the GOP, what that tells u is that there are no more guardrails w/in that media ecosystem.”


Here's what you should know about the backlash NBC is currently facing on social media


Trump is doing a $100,000 per couple Superspreader Fundraiser at Doral tonight.


I will not not watch @nbc @MSNBC to see them give @realDonaldTrump a platform for his lies at the exact same Biden scheduled a townhall.@realDonaldTrump chickened out of a second debate and @NBC gave him a cookie for it.


"Public calendars from the University of Notre Dame's law school show at least seven additional talks not listed on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Senate paperwork, including one with the law school's anti-abortion group"


This is so gross and sexist, and she thought it was cute because ✨internalized misogyny✨ and ✨upholding the patriarchy


Vote for America.


This is a crime. @LindseyGrahamSC committed a crime in plain sight.


Rachel Maddow: We could see [the fly on Mike Pence's head] at home. Could you see it next to him? Sen. Kamala Harris: ...


BREAKING—New records reveal that, while Trump & his advisors were publicly giving rosy outlooks on the pandemic, they were privately giving dire warnings to wealthy investors behind closed doors, triggering sell offs. So disgusting—They knew. #COVID19


TRUMP visited the press cabin on Air Force One, and spoke for about 10 minutes from the doorway, without a mask, on trip home from Iowa.


NEW — Rudy Guiliani accidentally posted video footage of himself mocking Asians to his own YouTube page


Lindsey Graham: My opponent has raised 57 million dollars. The most in the history of the US Senate because they want to take me out.


The best thing you can do to combat the new round of disinformation is vote for Biden as soon as possible


Florida county suspends engineer photographed flying a Trump flag on his government-issued truck


WORRISOME OUTBREAK—this one Canadian gym did almost everything right—6 feet apart, symptom screenings, cleaning, 50% capacity, masks before and after class. But no air ventilation improvement. Now an outbreak of 61 primary and secondary #COVID19 cases.


Nearly 8,000 members of Amy Coney Barrett’s sorority have signed a petition denouncing her corrupt nomination and 80 of her colleagues from Notre Dame have called on her to withdraw.


Lindsey Graham begged for money again tonight on Fox News


Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's popular prime minister, is on track to win a second term in this weekend's election.


Sen. Harris: "The president and this administration have been the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country."


Is $432,000,000 a lot? It seems like a lot. Wait, isn't that about what Trump owes his various creditors?




Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov has resigned after days of protests over a disputed parliamentary election, saying he wants to prevent clashes and bloodshed between security forces and protesters


PSA: Do NOT wear anything with political affiliations when you go vote. No Biden/Harris shirts, no Fuck Trump hats, no pins on backpacks, nothing. It’s illegal in many states - you’d have to leave & be unable to vote. We can’t afford to lose votes due to mistakes like this.


Trump tells Iowa MAGA crowd how angry he was to see the Iowa news talk about Iowa floods and problems with Iowa crops instead of his nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize (*anyone can be nominated). Even the MAGA audience is confused


"South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem blames surge in cases on testing as hospitals


The California GOP told reporters on a call they will NOT be complying with Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s cease and desist order for their ballot drop boxes, my colleague @Bidar411 reports


A new pro-Trump super PAC ad uses stock footage from Russia and Belarus in a major ad buy that's airing in three swing states. It's the fourth time in three months that an ad promoting Trump's reelection has used footage from Russia.


I believed #MilkTeaAlliance could create a “pan-Asia” grassroots movement that would draw more attention to social causes in Asia. “Be it Belarus, Thailand, or other places where injustice is happening, we are constantly fighting for the same beliefs."


U.S. State Department issues sanctions warning to banks over Hong Kong crackdown

 Do not trust Pompeo. Pray Biden wins!

BREAKING: Hong Kong police raid private office belonging to pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai


Pro-democracy activists light up the iconic Lion Rock in Hong Kong to urge the release of 12 Hong Kong activists detained on the Chinese mainland, who were arrested at sea after attempting to flee to Taiwan. More photos of the day


More proof that Jim Jordan is a total moron


Breaking NYT: On Feb. 24, Trump's economic team privately addressed the Hoover Institution and implied that a COVID outbreak could prove worse than advisers were signaling to the public. Aides appeared to be giving wealthy party donors an early warning.


Former VP of NBC News (in public Facebook post she asked friends to share)


Climate Change is not a ‘contentious matter of public debate’ as ACB claimed today. That alone should disqualify her from the Supreme Court or any PTA board in America. A judge who dismisses science cannot be trusted with facts or law.


There are *zero* ICU beds available in the entire Oklahoma City metro area right now. Nearly one and a half million people, and not a single bed for any of us. Donald Trump had an entire hospital suite and 12 doctors all to himself.


WHAT'S OLD IS NEWT: @NewtGingrich's 2012 presidential campaign still owes dozens of creditors a combined $4.63 million, per new filing w/ the @FEC. Gingrich 2012 made one payment during the past three months: $500 to treasurer Taylor Swindle


So rudy Giuliani set this whole thing up?


An early morning read to freak out Democrats and remind them with 19 days left that Trump could be re-elected if they get complacent.


"The president’s aides appeared to be giving wealthy party donors an early warning of a potentially impactful contagion at a time when Mr. Trump was publicly insisting that the threat was nonexistent."


BREAKING: EU sanctions Alexander Bortnikov, head of Russia’s FSB (plus five other senior Russian officials) over the attempted assassination of ⁦@navalny⁩ with Novichok. Welcome news and a good list, but it should be longer


NYT: US Intelligence believes the Burisma “emails” released today are forged and part of a Kremlin-GRU attempt to influence the election.


Former US President Barack Obama said Wednesday that President Donald Trump lacks the needed "patience" and "focus" to make substantial changes to American foreign policy