Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Obama: "You'll be able to go about your lives knowing that POTUS is not going to retweet conspiracy theories about secret cabals running the world or that Navy SEALs didn't actually kill bin Laden. Think about that. The president retweeted that. Imagine. What? What?"


Obama drills Trump on two fronts. He takes back the economy that he built that Trump inherited, and nails Trump for ignoring the pandemic that he made worse


Obama: "Republicans love to say right before an election that they'll protect preexisting conditions...they keep on promising, we're gonna have a great replacement [for the ACA]. It's been coming in 2 weeks for the last 10 years...they've had 10 years to do it! There is no plan"


πŸ”₯@BarackObama: "Of the taxes Donald Trump pays, he may be sending more to foreign governments than he pays in the US. My 1st job was at a @BaskinRobbins when I was 15 years old. I might have paid more taxes. How is that possible?


Obama: "The economic damage [Trump] inflicted by botching the pandemic response means he'll be the first president since Herbert Hoover to actually lose jobs."


Obama: "Korea identified its first case at the same time the US did. Their per capita death toll is just 1.3% of what ours is. In Canada, it's just 39%... Other countries are still struggling with the pandemic but they're not doing as bad as we are."


Obama: "[Trump] has not shown any interest in doing the work or helping anybody but himself & his friends or treating the presidency like a reality show he can use to get attention..the only people truly better off than they were 4 years ago are billionaires who got his tax cuts"


Obama says there is no excuse for Trump's unpresidential behavior, adding it emboldens other people "to be cruel, and divisive, and racist."


Obama coming out hot in Philly about the Trump Chinese bank account.. “Can you imagine if I had a secret Chinese bank account?” “They’d call me Beijing Barry.”


Working families across our country have suffered needlessly for months from the impact of the #coronavirus. Help is on the way for the American people.


Trump isn’t the only GOP leader with Chinese bank ties. As the @NewYorker reported, Mitch McConnell’s sister-in-law Angela Chao became a non-executive director of the Bank of China in 2016.


Senate Democrats block slimmed-down relief bill as Capitol Hill rancor worsens. Pelosi says she’s still "optimistic" about reaching agreement with Mnuchin, but acknowledges Senate action might come after Nov. 3


Eight second ad that will run during 60 Minutes just released..


Transcripts of interviews conducted with Ghislaine Maxwell that referenced Jeffrey Epstein, and contain intimate details about her sex life, should be made public at 9 a.m. ET Thursday, a New York judge ordered


Shortly after, Ghislaine Maxwell's counsel appears to be resigned to the disclosure of the deposition tomorrow morning and says she proposed redactions in a "contemporaneous email to the Court." This is letter in its entirety, which is silent on any possible appeal.


I just watched the Borat/Giuliani scene.... My God....


Sums up...everything tRumpian.


A federal judge DENIES the Justice Department's motion to postpone the hearing in @EJeanCarroll v. @realDonaldTrump. The government can dial in or let him decide it on the motions. They will need to decide before the hearing begins within 15 minutes.


Wow, tears here. What a kind man.


Lawyers at Jones Day, which has earned millions as outside counsel to U.S. Trump's re-election campaign, have donated nearly $90,000 to the campaign committee of Joe Biden. Contributions to the Trump campaign by Jones Day lawyers totaled just $50.


The sudden spurt of conservative lies and conspiracies about Hunter Biden have been a bit too much for me to follow consistently, so I’m glad that @ejdickson handled this so thoroughly. If you want to get a grasp on what the hell is going on, read this


I thought, “It won’t look as bad as it sounds.” Reader, I was wrong.


Paid volunteers will be intentionally infected with the coronavirus that causes covid-19 as part of a UK study


The White House is considering slashing millions of dollars for Covid relief, HIV treatment, screenings for newborns and other programs in Democratic-led cities that Trump has deemed “anarchist jurisdictions,” according to documents obtained by POLITICO.


How it started. How it's going


McConnels hands anyone who is a Doctor or Nurse will recognize these as bruising from ports or needles. Either way wow his vascular system is suffering. Sigh


Purdue Pharma just pled guilty to criminal charges. Mitch has taken $1.1 million from Big Pharma and allowed these corporations to flood our commonwealth with pills, but won't answer for it.


If Borat was able to compromise Rudy, imagine what a trained intelligence officer could do.


Party-switcher puts Kansas Senate seat in play for Democrats: Democrat Barbara Bollier, who left the GOP two years ago, is outraising GOP Rep. Roger Marshall as she expands Democrats' path to a Senate majority.


The purchase include gourmet cupcakes, a cell phone bill, grocery purchases, lavish meals, lodging at the Trump International Hotel and thousands of dollars at a Washington jeweler


Not to be lost in this story: Pope Francis also condemns the Trump administration's child separation policy: "It’s cruelty, and separating kids from parents goes against natural rights,” he says.


BREAKING: Justice Department officials tell The Associated Press that Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion.


@Pontifex⁩ calls for civil union laws for same-sex couples


A grand juror who heard evidence in the Breonna Taylor probe said that the grand jury didn't agree that her fatal shooting was justified.


"In only five months, the director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe, has already put himself in the running to be considered among the most destructive intelligence officials in U.S. history," writes John Sipher


A Kentucky judge has ordered grand jury records from the Breonna Taylor probe to be released, citing the need to show if "publicly elected officials are being honest."


Tough to make an issue of your opponent’s son’s business dealings in China when you’ve been running a secret Chinese bank account as President


Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia was accused of murder and dismemberment in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, in a lawsuit filed in U.S. federal court on Tuesday by the late Washington Post columnist's fiancΓ©e, Hatice Cengiz.


Afghan officials say at least 11 women were trampled to death when a stampede broke out among thousands of Afghans waiting in a soccer stadium to get visas to leave the country.


The World Must Not Forget Andy Li And The Hong Kong 12 – David Alton


Man, when I think about how much of Mike Pence's debate shtick was "China loves Joe Biden" and I read about Don Trump's Chinese bank account


Here’s an interesting tidbit from the China bank account revelations: “Until last year, China’s biggest state-controlled bank rented three floors in Trump Tower, a lucrative lease that drew accusations of a conflict of interest for the president.”


"We have members in their 20s, in their 30s, who are suffering heart attacks months after mild cases," Diana Berrent says of "long hauler" Covid-19 patients. "Covid-onset diabetes. Covid-onset is almost like these people have aged decades in a matter of months"


.@onesarahjones: "Buying a Trump product was an optimistic if gullible gesture, the equivalent of buying something from a midnight segment on QVC. His voters and donors make a similar mistake. He is the QVC president, a dupe for a higher-quality product."


Participate and vote. It’s not always pretty – trust me, I know. But it’s how, bit by bit, we’ve made progress over generations. Go to to make your plan, then get some friends to join you. Let’s go. — Barack Obama


Journalists across the world are harassed, arrested, and even murdered for their reporting. The Jamal Khashoggi Press Freedom Accountability Act will ensure that the U.S. holds perpetrators accountable. Standing up for democracy means standing up for a free press.


He’s literally been raising 2020 cash since early 2017. Where did all the Trump campaign’s money go?


Trump is the laughingstock of the world.




WashPost: Trump’s farmer bailout has given $21 billion to red counties and $2.1 billion to blue ones


If I’m elected president, I won’t waste a minute getting this virus under control. Here’s how I’ll do it:


what the hell is in this interview????


Please follow what is happening in Nigeria with the same attention and urgency that you followed the civil-rights uprising earlier this year here in the States. Their struggle is against a familiar evil, lethal and unrelenting.


Tatel made the statement in arguments currently playing out (on remand from SCOTUS) on Trump's personal financial records:


Dear @tonykatz: America supports people who overcame obstacles, like stuttering. We are a nation built on the belief that your character and hard work is what counts. And you sure showed your own character with your statements below.


Gym Jordan’s™️ hometown paper, Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer, endorsed his opponent ⁦@ShannonFreshour⁩ for the seat he disgracefully holds. I’ve gotten to know Shannon enough to say she’s exactly who we need in Congress to build on our 2018 majority


As the Trump campaign raises questions about Democrat Joe Biden's posture with China, a report in The New York Times outlines President Trump's decade-long effort to pursue business projects there. He's even got a bank account in China, the paper says.


Trump's speech in Erie, PA, began with him telling his audience he didn't really want to be there ("I wasn't coming to Erie"), continued with him repeatedly complaining about being cold (it's 50 degrees there), and ended with him announcing he was cutting it short. Weird.


“The president ... turns to Christians to answer for him. We’re tired of answering for this man," Michael Wear, Not Our Faith PAC senior adviser, says.


Let me guess: she asked some good questions?


FEMA reportedly destroyed the 45 ventilators delivered by Russia to the U.S. without ever using them. Ventilators of the same model caught fire in Russian hospitals in May, causing six deaths and prompting the government to halt their production.


About two-thirds of the more than 1,000 parents separated from their children under a 2017 pilot program were deported before a federal judge ordered they be found. Five hundred forty-five children. Every person behind this should be tried at The Hague.


Republicans referred to coronavirus in roughly 41% of their TV ads in the top 10 competitive Senate races through the end of September, but only in 6% of their ads since October 1, according to a CNN analysis of Kantar Media/CMAG advertising data


, Trump's own federal tax plan limited the state income tax deduction to $10K, specifically to screw over people in blue states like New York and California (and Connecticut) who pay way more in state income taxes than other states


We demand release of Babariko, Tikhanovsky and other political prisoners in Belarus - Sign the Petition


Hong Kong activist Tam Tak-chi asks court to drop sedition charges as they ‘breach’ Basic Law, democrat says


Amid a growing crackdown on opposition to Chinese rule, leading activist @joshuawongcf is counting on international support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.


Thai pro-democracy protesters are using hand gestures to communicate at rallies. Some of their tactics echo those from the 2019 Hong Kong protests


87 rights groups have called for the release of the #HongKong 12, urging world governments to take action. The fugitives were arrested by Chinese authorities after trying to flee the city for Taiwan.


Republicans, it’s time to choose between autocracy and a republic


America is a nation that values immigrants. It is and has always been one of our greatest strengths. We need a president who understands that.


China is one of only three foreign nations—the others are Britain & Ireland — where Trump maintains a bank account. The foreign accounts do not show up on Trump’s public financial disclosures, because they are held under corporate names


Grenell fail. Someone purporting to be an intelligence leader falling for likely Russian disinformation, not even questioning its provenance, is outrageous.


Breaking NBC: Lawyers say they can't find the parents of 545 migrant children separated by the Trump administration.


Biden closing on love of country and Trump closing on hatred of large parts of the country. This isn't complicated.


"Trump and Pence were scheduled to appear on camera together, like they did four years ago, for a walk and talk session. But Trump did not return for the appearance with Pence, sources said."


President Trump abruptly ended an interview with the “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl at the White House on Tuesday, and then taunted her on Twitter for not wearing a mask.


@realDonaldTrump paid more in taxes in last three years to China than United States.


BREAKING: Trump Tax Records show a secretly held bank account in China. The account did not show up on Trump’s public financial disclosures, where he must list personal assets, because they are held under corporate names.