Sunday, November 8, 2020

White House hit with fresh outbreak of coronavirus cases


Trump tweeted Sunday that a top polling expert in Britain backed his fraud claims—but the little-known “expert” has been accused of inventing his credentials.


Trump has arrived at the Trump National Golf Club.


NBC: Fed judge orders Small Business Administration to disclose exactly who received $717 billion inPandemic relief loans and how much they received. Trump Administration sought to keep that data secret.


.@Rachelvscott: “This is a seismic shift in American politics and the make up of this next administration will look dramatically different from the current one. Biden has already pledged to have the most diverse cabinet in American history.”


From the bottom of my heart: thank you


Read my colleague @julianzelizer’s book “Burning Down the House” to understand how @newtgingrich created the toxic, destructive, and norm-breaking politics in the 90s which paved the way for someone like Trump. Such a loser.


President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are moving ahead with planning for his forthcoming administration on Sunday, launching a transition website and preparing a team of people to begin working with federal agencies this week


"No leader who tortures his own people can ever claim legitimacy.. I will continue to join Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya and people of Belarus in calling for the peaceful transfer of power, release of all political prisoners, free and fair elections" @JoeBiden


#Belarus Fearless Belarusian women are at the forefront of the protest




fuck his “conditions.”


If this isn’t Rupert Murdoch talking directly to Donald Trump I don’t know what is.


“Biden pledged in his campaign to reassess ties with the kingdom, demanding more accountability over Khashoggi’s killing in Riyadh’s Istanbul consulate and calling for an end to U.S. support for the Yemen war.”


I put my phone down for an hour and I missed the “Four Seasons Total Landscaping” part of today. The president’s legal team held a press conference in a landscape company’s parking lot? Next to a sex shop?


“I don’t know if anyone noticed or not, but Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States.”


America Finally Breaks Up With Her Abusive Boyfriend


"I thought it would be scary or at least it would feel like it was sort of shaking the foundations of the republic a little bit for the incumbent defy an election result," @Maddow says. "And it just feels laughable. It just feels small."




One down. One to go


President-Elect Biden Has A Plan To Combat COVID-19. Here's What's In It


Last week one Russian paper wrote that, under Trump, US-Russian relations had plunged “to the sea-bed”, but likened Biden to a dredger who would “dig even deeper”.” Does Moscow have that sinking feeling...?


In Belarus, like in Russia, the regime has used war victory to build national identity and claim legitimacy. But in recent months there’s been a twist - they’ve become the fascists in their own narrative.


A few more of today's front pages from around the world.


Joe Biden's Major to Be First Rescue Dog in White House


Yup! That’s the idea! ‘Vulnerable to prosecution': When Trump leaves White House, presidential 'cloak of immunity' goes away


In Europe, relief after Biden win, Trump loss in U.S. election - The Washington Post Trump berated and baffled European allies. They aren’t sad to see him go.


ABC news reports that the Trump campaign "voter fraud" hotline "has turned into a nightmare...bombarded with prank calls from people laughing or mocking them over Biden's win before hanging up..."


Beijing loyalists target Hong Kong judges after protester acquittals


The acquittal of dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, often accompanied by withering court criticism of police, triggers a backlash from Beijing loyalists demanding an overhaul of a judicial system known for its independence


As Hong Kong law goes after ‘black sheep,’ fear clouds universities


As long as Jared Kushner works in government, his records must be preserved. Including his WhatsApp messages with MBS and Mark Zuckerberg


A U.S.-China detente under Biden? Beijing isn’t betting on it


With Joe Biden declared America’s newest president-elect, darkness descended over Russian state media this week


The celebration in Philly was especially raucous, thanks both to the character of a city with a reputation for going hard, and because the longtime Democratic stronghold was savaged early and often by Trump as a corrupt, broken place


Georgia residents 17+, Georgia is having a runoff Jan 5 to decide who their 2 new senators will be. If those senators go blue Mitch McConnell will no longer be Senate Majority Leader. You have until Dec 7 to register to vote. Retweet to share even if you don’t live in GA.


"Our industry knows Joe Biden really well": Defense contractors unconcerned as Biden clinches victory


Navalny getting his congrats in before Putin


Senator Rubio has started his 2024 Presidential campaign which he is going to lose.


This one will definitely not go over well with Trump:


A nation united. A nation strengthened. A nation healed. The United States of America. — Joe Biden


”Xi Jinping is a THUG; this is a guy who doesn’t have a democratic with a ’small d’ bone in his body.”


Accept it. Roll around in it. Suck it


Irish public media ended its evening newscast like this last night (in case anyone was wondering what Europeans think about the US election)


I knew we’d be happy but I didn’t realize we’d be spontaneous dance parties in the street happy. What a moment


SNL destroys Rudy Giuliani's Four Seasons Total Landscaping disaster


SNL gleefully slams ‘loser’ Trump’s defeat and celebrates Biden’s victory