Friday, October 30, 2020

Nearly 200 million Americans are at risk of having their utilities cut off. This is unconscionable - especially as COVID-19 worsens and winter approaches. Utility companies must do the right thing and SUSPEND UTILITIES SHUTOFFS.


Facts First: Without the Affordable Care Act, experts say there is no mechanism for the federal government to guarantee that Covid-19 vaccines will be covered by private insurance plans.


"Our doctors get more money if someone dies from Covid. You know that, right? I mean, our doctors are very smart people." -- Trump pushes a baseless conspiracy that greedy American health care workers are overcounting coronavirus deaths


Trump has packed thousands of supporters, most not wearing masks, into similar rallies across the country, despite the raging coronavirus pandemic.


McConnell vowed Friday to continue confirming both U.S. district and circuit court judicial nominees through the lame-duck session and right up to the end of the 116th Congress.


Speaker Pelosi responds to Donald Trump Jr. saying Covid-19 deaths are down to “almost nothing”: "The deaths may mean ‘almost nothing’ to him, but it is everything to the families who have lost a loved one.”


'American fiasco': House coronavirus oversight report rips Trump admin's pandemic response


UPDATE: Judge Randy Moss sets discovery plan in suit over whether politics led to firing of FBI Dep. Dir. Andy McCabe. 15 depositions a side. McCabe atty Murad Hussain sez 1 will be for Trump, whether prez or not. Fact-finding to run thru 7/30/21. Earlier:


BREAKING: Belgian Prime Minister De Croo announces nationwide coronavirus lockdown


List of celebrities’ political leanings turns up in probe of Trump’s anti-virus campaign


JUST POSTED: @MotherJones and @openDemocracy investigate how Trump impeachment lawyer Jay Sekulow's group has sent millions of dollars to an affiliate in Moscow run by an activist tied to Putin's regime


We need help, but he craves power.


Everyone who participated in the dissemination of this obvious disinformation should be held to account: Яudy Giuliani, Яon Johnson, Sean Hannity, Tucker CaЯlson, and that doddering fool from Iowa.


Former President of Maryland-Based Nuclear Transportation Company Sentenced to Four Years in Federal Prison on Charges, Including Paying Bribes to Russian Official Mark Lambert, age 57, of Mount Airy, Maryland


Donald Trump, who has financial interests in Turkey, won’t stand up to Erdogan. Ever. He even interfered in a DOJ investigation of a Turkish bank suspected of funding Iran’s nuclear program. Trump cares only about his own interests, not America’s.


A Philadelphia toddler was ripped from his mom’s SUV after police smashed in her windows. The Fraternal Order of Police claimed in a Facebook post that the “lost” child was found “walking around barefoot” after police shot Walter Wallace Jr


“The ads have been down since Tuesday, Biden’s campaign said on Thursday evening, costing the Democratic presidential candidate a half-million dollars in projected donations and altering the advertising plan right before the election.”


White House @PressSec Kayleigh McEnany statement where she claims her rights to political speech while a government employee saying she does so in “her personal capacity”


Wisconsin voters are already furious at how their state politicians are handling—or not handling—coronavirus. Now they get to weigh in on Donald Trump.


“Socialism is a scare word they have hurled at every advance the people have made in the last 20 years….Socialism is their name for almost anything that helps all the people.” - President Truman, 1952


Lukashenko arriving at the KGB HQ for “negotiations” with opposition figures he’d jailed was one of the stranger moments of the Belarus crisis. I spoke with people who were in the room to get a sense of how things went.


#Belarus Amazingly powerful video. Day 82. People are singing "Mury" in Belarusian at the site of Stalin-era repressions in Kurapaty. Poet Andrei Chadanovich translated the song. I don't remember such crowds. If I may paraphrase: the nation that remember its past has the future


Democratic Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi says documents reveal that the Trump administration attempted to use $250 million of taxpayer money, meant for Covid-19 education purposes, as a "slush fund" to help President Trump's reelection campaign by trying to rebrand the pandemic.


Here are some helpful tips about voting in person this year. Do vote early if you can, don't get out of line, and a couple of other important reminders. If you're voting by mail, now is the time to drop off your ballot at a drop box or an election office. — Barack Obama


A year-long investigation by Bellingcat, The Insider and Der Spiegel, with contributing investigations from RFE/RL, has discovered evidence that Russia continued its Novichok development program long beyond the officially announced closure date.


The Biden campaign just launched a blistering new ad hitting Trump over 545 migrant children separated from their families. Good to see. Trump's cruel immigration legacy has turned the issue into a vulnerability for *him.* No need to fear it any longer:


JUST POSTED. @dfriedman33 and I report on the crazy and desperate last-ditch efforts of Rudy Giuliani and Steve Bannon to orchestrate an October Surprise to help re-elect their dear leader. (And a cameo appearance: Tucker Carlson.) Please read, RT & share


Denialism, Dishonesty, Deflection: The Final Days of the Trump Campaign Have It All


Lincoln Voters in TEXAS 🏴‍☠️ Demand your Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General to ensure every vote is counted. CALL


PHOTO GALLERY: Highlights of some of the most compelling images made or published by @AP in Asia and Pacific.


Read about how scientists sounded the alarm on #COVID19 in this crucial @NYMag piece on @DrEricDing.@realDonaldTrump lied. People died.


Within the last six months, as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the US, the Trump administration filed 75 lawsuits to seize private land along the US-Mexico border for the border wall, according to data reviewed by CNN from the Texas Civil Rights Project.


From anonymous claims of military atrocities to a school security guard who tried to become a cop, the so-called movement is more pro-law enforcement than you think


FINAL TV AD: We were warned about the risk of #COVID19 becoming a pandemic in January. Scientists knew and many sounded the alarm. And @realDonaldTrump knew, but he decided to “play it down”. So many have died needlessly. #Vote because our lives depend on it.


They broke the postal service. They broke the Supreme Court. They’re trying to break our spirits. Vote and show them we can’t be broken.


You have my word: if I have the honor of serving as your president, I will do everything in my power to defeat COVID-19. Here’s my plan to get it done:


We’ve gone from bad to even worse: South Dakota has now overtaken North Dakota, while each smashing record highs—each above 1000/mil. If countries, both would be *Top 5* in world. Yet where is SD governor @govkristinoem ? At ***Mar-A-Lago***! (Confirmed by source). #COVID19


So that’s what that feeling of falling down, down, down was about: Hong Kong’s ranking in law and order index plunges from fifth place to 82nd


This is the grim reality of the draconian National Security Law. A 19 year old teenager facing between 10 years to life in prison for a Facebook post. Tony will not be the last and that is why the world must stand with Hong Kong.


Hong Kong court denies bail to activist Tony Chung, charged with secession under security law


It’s the night of the murdered poets, the unofficial day of remembrance of the Soviet repression in #Belarus. Belarusians are massively gathering in #Kurapaty tonight, foreign diplomats joined. People remember and do care about history and Stalin-era executions. Now more than ever


The man selling the Hunter Biden dossier does not exist. His picture is computer generated. The intellegence firm peddling it is fake too, according to @NBCNews. What are odds the “Hunter Biden” laptop Greenwald insists is being censored is also a fake?


This storm will pass, and a new day will come.


My Catholic faith drilled into me a core truth — that every person on earth is equal in rights and dignity. As president, these are the principles that will shape all that I do, and my faith will continue to serve as my anchor, as it has my entire life.


Vermont's Secretary of State is not satisfied with Justice Kavanaugh's amended opinion. "I will not sit idly by while Justice Kavanaugh uses factually incorrect information about the Green Mountain State as cover to erode voting rights."


How to billy bush


“In his recent book, Mr. Bolton said he had warned Mr. Barr in April 2019 about Mr. Trump’s penchant to “give personal favors to dictators.”” Zarrab and others actively aided Iranian proliferation efforts. Why didn’t @realDonaldTrump stand up to it?


Senator Collins was asked *three times* last night if she supports Donald Trump's reelection, and she refused to answer each time. The election is 5 days away, and Mainers deserve answers.


David Perdue isn’t just a crook –– he’s a coward, too. End his career for good


If Roger Stone had gone to prison after Watergate (which he should have) would we have avoided Trump as POTUS? This is why we don't "move on and heal" and MUST prosecute them ALL, to ensure this never, ever, EVER happens again.


Exclusive: Wilbur Ross served on the board of a Chinese joint venture until 2019. In other words, while helping run the Trade War, the Commerce Secretary was partnered with a Chinese state-owned enterprise. Thread on this massive conflict of interest.


New details of the Justice Department’s handling of the accusations against Halkbank reveal how Turkey’s leader pressured the president, prompting concern from top White House aides.


Last night Roger Marshall skipped our 3rd debate in Topeka — and then lied about receiving the invitation. But don't worry, they had receipts. Watch.


I join Israelis in honoring Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin z"l, 25 years after his assassination. He led a life of service to his country and its security — and bravely gave his life pursuing peace. I was honored to call him a friend.


Tucker Carlson, who has spent the past two weeks obsessing on the Hunter Biden emails, now says it's time to leave Hunter alone: "The point is pounding on a man, jumping on, and piling on when he’s already down is not something we want to be involved in."


Tucker Carlson is now exclusively reporting on a package he lost


Louisville police officer sues Kenneth Walker, boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, for emotional distress, assault and battery


NBC Exclusive: The Hunter Biden 'dossier' that went viral on right-wing internet sites and was later disseminated by Trump's close associates appears to be from a fake 'intelligence firm'. The author of the report, 'Martin Aspen', does not exist.