Friday, November 13, 2020

"We won't be delivering [the vaccine] to New York until we have authorization to do so. That pains me to say that." -- Trump is still trying to settle old scores with Cuomo


"Pfizer said that it was not part of Warp Speed, but that turned out to be unfortunate misrepresentation," Trump says, lying


Trump ends the event and walks away without taking questions

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 13, 2020

BREAKING: NBC News projects Joe Biden is the apparent winner of Georgia.


Steve Bannon suggested that Americans should fight and even die for a second Trump term


A Michigan state judge has rejected an attempt to block the certification of Joe Biden's win in Detroit, which helped carry his victory in the state.


In this interview, U.S. Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville reveals: 1. He thinks WW II was fought "to free Europe of Socialism" 2. He is already committing federal crimes by fundraising from his office 3. He thinks Al Gore was president-elect "for 30 days"


This statement by the lead federal prosecutor is revelatory: The injustice in the Jeffrey Epstein case "I believe was the result of deep, implicit institutional biases that prevented me and the FBI agents...from holding Epstein accountable.."


Charles Koch's regrets: In a rare interview, the libertarian billionaire concedes that his GOP partisanship and activism badly deepened America’s divisions. As he puts it in his new book, “Boy, did we screw up! What a mess!”


Attorneys repping Trump or other Republicans have said under oath they have no evidence of fraud. “We are not alleging fraud in this lawsuit. We are not alleging anyone stealing the election,” Kory Langhofer, a Trump campaign attorney said in a hearing.


UPDATE: At a press conference last week, Eric Trump & Rudy Giuliani introduced a "poll watcher" who said he was obstructed in PA, but DIDN'T mention that he was also a lawyer at the firm representing the campaign. That firm, Porter Wright, just resigned


SCOOP: More than 130 Secret Service officers are said to be infected with coronavirus or quarantining in wake of Trump’s campaign blitz... me and


Uhhh... “The Treasury Department reported Thursday that the federal government ran up a record October deficit of $284.1 billion, double the red ink of the same month a year ago...”


WOW - President Macron needles Donald Trump: with a @JoeBiden presidency, we “have a chance to make our planet great again.”


The most important dividing line in American politics these days, it seems to me, isn't between liberal and conservative. It's between those who saw the con early and those who still don't see it.


When @BarackObama talks about Republican officials who are taking us down a dangerous path, he’s talking about Mitch McConnell and Senators Loeffler & Perdue from Georgia We have to vote them out of power! Get to work for @ossoff & @ReverendWarnock


Christopher Krebs, who heads the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, has told associates he expects to be fired by the White House over efforts to debunk disinformation about #Election2020


Why did Trump fire Defense Secretary Mark Esper? Who could be next? Fmr CIA Director @JohnBrennan joins #UnitedSecurity pod co-host Ken Wainstein to talk threats foreign and domestic. Listen free


Just an incredible story by @ByMikeBaker. "On the ship Blue North, commands from a Russian plane led Capt. David Anderson to contact the U.S. Coast Guard, wondering how to protect his crew of 27. “The Coast Guard’s response was: Just do what they say.”


UK summons China envoy over alleged breach of Hong Kong handover treaty


Hong Kong Unison has sent a letter to the legislative head protesting the cancellation of the Hearing of the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the Fourth Report of the HKSAR in the light of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.


21 Swedish experts denounced “herd” policy: “The strategy has led to death, grief, & suffering—no indications that the Swedish economy has fared better. We have set an example for world on how not to deal with a deadly infectious disease.” #COVID19


DON’T CHASE SWEDISH HERD STRATEGY. As many know, πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ took the careless “herd” strategy in spring to let the coronavirus run rampant. Huge #COVID19 deaths compared to its Nordic neighbors. But Swedish leaders claim they built herd & will win in 2nd wave. Here is how it’s going:


New: Overnight, the law firm Porter Wright--see below--stepped away from defending the Trump campaign in its federal suit it Pennsylvania. In a brief motion, lawyers said: "Plaintiffs will be best served if Porter Wright withdraws."


Monday, November 16th will be the 11th anniversary of Sergei Magnitsky’s murder in Russia. We mark the occasion by recognizing other heroes in the world of activism, law, journalism and human rights with the Magnitsky Awards. Please join us at 6pm. Link to follow. Please retweet


Lindsey Graham is the guy in the spy thriller or heist movie “who double-crosses everyone to save his own skin.” -- @BarackObama in his memoir.


#TBT to when Kelly Loeffler's family took over $3.2 million in federal subsidies while she railed against relief for unemployed Georgians and insisted on cutting their benefits.


Shocked by the death of Raman Bandarenka. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Raman was only 31 years old. Astonishing cynicism, cruelty of the regime and blunt ignorance of people’s aspirations for changes


The Belarusian people mourn the tragic loss today. They are forming solidarity chains in memory of Raman Bandarenka, who was killed yesterday by Lukashenka's regime. We will investigate every case of murder & torture: those responsible for the terrible crimes must be punished.


More than anyone else, I wrote my book for young people—as an invitation to once again remake the world, and to bring about, through hard work, determination, and a big dose of imagination, an America that finally aligns with all that is best in us.


Experts warn Thanksgiving get-togethers may create a serious risk of infection from Covid


While @GovParsonMO *relaxes* quarantine standards, critically-ill patients are being turned away from St. Louis hospitals because of COVID.


"As President Donald Trump's lawyers cling to their far-fetched schemes to overturn the presidential election, it was increasingly clear Thursday that cracks are forming in Trump's Republican wall of support."


A Fox News spox confirmed to The Daily Beast that John Solomon is no longer affiliated with the cable outlet. The pro-Trump writer was a fixture on Fox’s right-wing opinion programming, despite the network’s research arm warning of his “disinformation.”


While partners at Jones Day had reportedly in the past suppressed their concerns about their representation of Trump, that relationship has been harder to stomach with the president openly undermining the rule of law


“Beijing’s maritime expansionism illustrates not only the Chinese Communist Party’s growing military might, but also its willingness to defy neighbors and international laws...”


Today, 6 American service members were killed in a helicopter crash during a peacekeeping mission in Egypt. Tropical Storm Eta made landfall in Florida. The number of Americans infected with COVID continued at a record-setting pace. Trump remained silent.


Jonathan Pie for the win...


Just astonishing: Trump pressed his advisers whether Republican legislatures could pick pro-Trump electors in a handful of key states and deliver him the electoral votes he needs to change the math and give him a second term,


There have been more Trump aides who’ve tested positive for coronavirus since the election than documented cases of voter fraud


How is this in any way an appropriate speech for a sitting Supreme Court justice???


Dear @realDonaldTrump: FYI, you lost Arizona. @JoeBiden beat you like a drum. He has 306 electoral votes, which you previously described as a landslide. When are you going to respect the will of the American people?


The American people rejected the Republican push to end protections for preexisting conditions and voted to #SaveTheACA. Democrats won the White House and the House and will extend our mandate to #ProtectOurCare by winning the Senate too.


Sen. Rand Paul went on Fox News and urged all those who have recovered from COVID-19 to immediately ditch their masks and go “celebrate” in public, claiming they are now “immune”


This is criminal.


Tommy Tuberville, (R: Green Acres), who is about the be sworn in as a United States Senator, thinks the three branches of government are “the House, the Senate and Executive.”


If someone threatened to behead Mark Zuckerberg would they be banned from @Facebook?


Top US cybersecurity official on the cusp of being fired, apparently because he won't endorse false conspiracy theories about the election


NEW: Statement on election security from DHS: “The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history. ... There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”


BREAKING: China congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on winning the U.S. presidential election, ending days of speculation about when Beijing would formally acknowledge the victory


CNN’s Gupta Spells Out Chilling Reality Of COVID-19 In U.S.: ‘Humanitarian Disaster’


"One former White House official said Trump asked about self-pardons as well as pardons for his family. Trump even asked if he could issue pardons pre-emptively for things people could be charged with in the future, the former official said."


This is a key witness for Trump’s voter fraud case.


Sen. Wyden on CNN just said @RichardGrenell would be a possible replacement for Gina Haspel at CIA.


Swiss photographer found not guilty of aiding Hong Kong protest assault


CNN PROJECTION: President-elect Joe Biden wins Arizona, widening his electoral vote lead over Donald Trump


Sir, this is not how anything works


There’s 500,000 Georgians in the Medicaid gap. When we win, we’ll make sure every Georgian has access to quality, affordable health care.


His daddy fought “76 years ago to free Europe of Socialism”. Jesus Christ elected a moron because he was a football coach.


Nice try, Don—your source is an OAN “journalist” who got duped into bringing Borat’s daughter to the White House. Sad


Alito is delivering the keynote speech at this year’s Federalist Society convention. He’s using the occasion to defend the group, claiming its members face “harassment and retaliation for saying anything that departs from the law school orthodoxy.”


Justice Alito's Federalist Society speech is a good time to recall that gov't regulations to prevent spread of infectious diseases go back to the founding of the U.S. and indeed the establishment of the modern state. 1/4


Poland threatens to veto the EU’s 1.8 trillion-euro budget over the bloc’s efforts to make sure funds only go to countries that adhere to democratic standards


via @NYTimes Pathetic: “Trump is simply trying to survive from one news cycle to the next.”


Hey Mark, what exactly does one have to do to be kicked off your democracy-destroying platform? Obviously, calling for the assassination of law enforcement officials and doctors is not enough.


Senator Elect Tommy Tuberville from Alabama believes that WW2 was fought to free Europe from socialism.


China congratulates Joe Biden on his election victory. This leaves Russia as the only major hold out.


On Thursday, more than 150,000 Covid-19 cases were reported in a single day in the US for the first time.


Doctors in Russia's Yamal region says people are starting to report being reinfected with coronavirus


When people have no vision, they traffic in division. Sen. @KLoeffler doesn’t know how to lead us, so she’s trying to divide us. I’m running for U.S. Senate to represent ALL Georgians.


Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: "We do not take an oath to a king or a queen, a tyrant or a dictator. We do not take an oath to an individual."


President-elect @JoeBiden’s motorcade rolls into Rehoboth Beach, DE


Facebook is Kremlin malware. Delete it.


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