Sunday, October 18, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on ABC rips Trump and calls for stimulus deal before election: “I certainly want it. I don’t want to be sweeping up after this dumping of this elephant as we go into a new presidency.”


Asked to explain why she publicly shamed Joe Biden for stuttering, Lara Trump says, "what we see on stage with Joe Biden, Jake, is very clearly a cognitive decline. That's what I'm referring to. It makes me uncomfortable ... I had no idea Joe Biden [struggled with stuttering]."


“We’ll see. I’m not in the Senate,” Speaker Pelosi tells @GStephanopoulos when asked if the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett is a done deal. "What I am talking about is how we win this election because we have to offset whatever … this Court may do.”


NEW: Amy Coney Barrett may have to recuse herself from ruling on 2020 election cases, if she follows a 2009 Supreme Court decision guiding judges on inherent bias. Important legal take from a conservative, Judge Luttig.


Pelosi says they have 48 hours to reach a stimulus deal if a bill can get done before election. She says WH watered down language on covid testing and tracing during stimulus talks. “They took out 55 percent of the language we had there for testing and tracing,” she says on ABC.


An elderly Dutch woman has become the first known person to die after catching Covid-19 twice, according to experts, raising serious questions about how long immunity and antibodies can last


You'd be partying on a boat too if you knew your dad will lose in 17 days and your entire family will finally be indicted


Trump Is Taking Down Names as Republicans Begin Jumping Ship on His ‘Totally Off the Rails’ Campaign


Belarus peaceful protest has incredible power. Lukashenka's soldiers are helpless. Europe's toughest dictatorship will be defeated.


How the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may have spread coronavirus across the Upper Midwest


A cease-fire between Azerbaijan and Armenia was broken hours after coming into effect, with both sides trading accusations of violations early Sunday


In 2018, Jody Potts was the target of misconduct from then-Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott. Two days later, he resigned, but the details of what happened have never been publicly told until now.


This is exactly the rhetoric that has put me, my family, and other government officials’ lives in danger while we try to save the lives of our fellow Americans. It needs to stop.


Millions across Europe faced greater restrictions on their movement over the weekend, with Italy readying new measures in an escalating effort to check the surge in coronavirus cases


Chinese officials warn their U.S. counterparts that they may detain Americans in China if the U.S. doesn’t stop prosecuting Chinese academics, the Wall Street Journal says


New Zealand reports its first community case of Covid-19 in three weeks


Two Covid-19 vaccines stalled by potential side effects have one key feature in common: Both are based on adenoviruses, cold germs that researchers have used in experimental therapies for decades


From Minsk to Minneapolis and from Beirut to Bangkok, Hong Kong's struggles have clearly emboldened and influenced activists around the globe,


Amazing scenes from Bangkok #Thailand today where tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters marched for change. This is pure defiance of a heavier crackdown from Police the day before:


Graffiti of #StandWithThailand and #Save12HKYouths in Hong Kong


Small “stand with Thailand” display/speeches in Kennedy Town, Hong Kong.


WSJ confirms what we've suspected: Mark Zuckerberg directly intervened to prevent progressive news orgs like @CourierNewsroom from being included in Facebook's News Tab, while sharing meals with Ben Shapiro + exchanging texts with Jared Kushner


"19-year old pregnant inmate was repeatedly raped by a prison guard—Amy Coney Barrett ruled the county responsible for prison not liable because sexual assaults fell outside of guard's official duties.” Lower court had ruled liable—but ACB overturned it.


Black Americans are dying from COVID-19 at 2x the rate of white Americans. This pandemic has further reinforced historical inequities in our nation—and it is clear that confronting these disparities is not a priority for this administration.


“The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion.” United States Department of Justice, Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election


If the Republican project to stand up Kanye to harm Biden ends up pushing Trump below 40% ... you have to admit, that's a pretty good joke!


Wasn't Steve Bannon arrested fairly recently for fraud? What's up with him accusing ANYONE of corruption? His lack of self-awareness is off the charts


Last Saturday, Florida coach Dan Mullen pushed to allow 90,000 fans into the school stadium for its LSU matchup. By Wednesday, the game was postponed due to a COVID outbreak among Florida players and coaches.  By Saturday, Mullen announced he had COVID.


China Warns U.S. It May Detain Americans in Response to Prosecutions of Chinese Scholars Blunt message suggests U.S. nationals in China at risk of becoming ‘hostages’ in Chinese diplomatic tactic


HOLY COW—"In a *young, low-risk* population with ongoing #COVID19 symptoms, almost 70% of individuals have impairment in 1 or more organs 4 months after initial symptoms of #SARSCoV2 infection


Coronavirus cases tied to Minnesota Trump rallies rise to 23


Influencer Dmitriy Stuzhuk Dead Of Coronavirus After Telling Followers It Wasn't Real Darwin won again. He was 33.


Isn’t Steve Bannon out on bail?