Monday, November 16, 2020

Dr. Fauci to @SavannahGuthrie this morning on Dr. Atlas' message below: "You know, I totally disagree with it, and I made no secret of that. I mean, I don't want to say anything against Dr. Atlas as a person but I totally disagree with the stand he takes. I just do, period."


Trump coronavirus adviser tells Michigan to "rise up" against new shutdown orders


On the heels of the US adding 1 million cases in less than a week — the fastest it ever has — two former FDA commissioners say slowing the spread is "now up to governors."


Meanwhile on OAN...


"The incoming administration will inherit one of the most daunting challenges any president has ever faced: planning and executing a national mass-vaccination campaign in the middle of a global pandemic," writes Kris Alexander a retired Army officer


It’s been 100 days since the historic nationwide protest started in #Belarus. More than 25,000 people have been detained. The Belarusian authorities don’t respect any international laws and their obligations. A legal and humanitarian catastrophe should be stopped in Belarus.


imagine being so scared of donald trump you’re willing to delay/deny ppl THE COVID VACCINE


Trump and Republicans ran up the biggest deficits, federal debt, and bloated budgets in the history of the Republic. They spent like drunken socialists. Their charges of “socialism” aimed at anyone else are laughable


This will be the 5th year of the Magnitsky Awards to honor human rights heroes around the world. We hope that as time passes, the Magnitsky Awards become the equivalent to the Nobel Prize for human rights defenders, whistleblowers and opposition politicians. Please join us at 6pm


Encouraging late-stage trial results from Pfizer and Moderna have set a high bar on the Covid-19 vaccine race. Here’s what we know about the two shots


Today in horrible but unsurprising quotes: in Obama's memoir, he recalls he and Biden trying to explain the policy merits of a bill to Mitch McConnell, who responds "You must be under the mistaken impression that I care”


lol yeah, that’s what Mitch McConnell is known for, no backbone, never holds the line to get it done under pressure


Moderna says first analysis of Covid-19 vaccine is 94.5% effective.


As U.S. passes 11 million coronavirus cases, Republicans claim mandate to oppose restrictions


A South Dakota ER nurse @JodiDoering says her Covid-19 patients often “don’t want to believe that Covid is real.” “Their last dying words are, ‘This can’t be happening. It’s not real.’ And when they should be... Facetiming their families, they’re filled with anger and hatred.”


WORRISOME—#COVID19 mutation becomes more concerning. The coronavirus can mutate swiftly in one person’s body. New case study: #SARSCoV2 “resurged again & again in the body of an infected man, eventually killing him while showing fast-paced evolution”.


Thank you @JanLipavsky for your leadership in introducing a Czech Magnitsky Act. It’s especially appreciated on this 11th anniversary of Sergei Magnitsky’s murder.


Mitch come get your moron


A human rights group in Belarus said more than 900 people were arrested Sunday in protests around the country calling for authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko to step down.


#Belarus The elderly are protesting in #Minsk. Happening right now


#Belarus Security forces are detaining people right in a grocery store not far from the Square of Changes in #Minsk. People are beaten with batons. Other are trying to defend them. State terror


Hunker down, everybody: Six days, a million new cases in the U.S.


When you say things like, “The media is the enemy of the people.” things like this happen. A photographer was violently attacked yesterday in DC by Trump’s Proud Boys..


"America is the first real experiment in building a large, multiethnic, multicultural democracy. And we don’t know yet if that can hold." -- @BarackObama. Read my full interview


It seems the White House learned nothing a month after an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and violently overthrow the state government was busted


Vladimir Putin launched 'seemingly endless' 45-minute tirade against America during his first meeting with Barack Obama in Russia, former US president's memoir reveals


HKFP Lens: Tear gas vs. Molotovs – Remembering the siege of Hong Kong’s Poly-U


student politicism organized rally in causeway bay right now. the crowd joins in to sign glory to hong kong and shout slogans which have been banned under the new natsec law


Doctors are calling it quits under the stress of the pandemic


We have prepared an infographic on how Kremlin uses soft power to spread its hybrid influence.


It's so bizarre to watch them acknowledge that there's been no evidence for any of this so far, Trump's running out of time, and despite speculation there's no sign of enough problems to change results -- yet they still talk like he could find evidence and change the results.


“What you see happening right now,” Mr. Hovland added, “is playing right into the hands of our foreign adversaries who want to see us lose faith in our democracy.”


Danske Bank did more than facilitate money laundering. In this investigation, we reveal that a team of its bankers formed and sold shell companies to clients looking for a professionally-made conduit for financial crime.


Today marks the 11th anniversary of Sergei Magnitsky’s murder in Russian police custody. The Russian government refused to acknowledge it happened, but the Magnitsky Act serves as a legal monument to Sergei’s memory. There are now 7 countries with Magnitsky Acts around the world


"It's very hard for our democracy to function if we are operating on just completely different sets of facts," former President Barack Obama says


President Obama says Trump should concede: "When your time is up, then it is your job to put the country first and think beyond your own ego, and your own interests, and your own disappointments."


Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, tells CNN he thinks the nation could start getting back to relative normality by April or July of 2021, depending on a number of factors


Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue declines to debate Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff ahead of January 5 runoff

 Perdue is chicken!

This is the lady who handed in falsified documents as evidence in the Flynn case. Before you trumpers deny it, the DoJ admitted they provided the altered documents to Powell in a separate court filing.


A reminder that the lady who won’t sign off on the Biden transition lied to congress a while back and needs a pardon from trump


He said Trump fomented "the sense that not only do we not have to tell the truth, but the truth doesn't even matter."


NYT: “Trump, Trying to Cling to Power, Fans Unrest and Conspiracies”; His “refusal to concede has entered a more dangerous phase as he blocks his successor’s transition, withholding intelligence briefings, pandemic information and access to the government”


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration has ordered high schools and colleges to stop in-person classes, closed restaurants to indoor dining and suspended organized sports in a bid to curb the state's spiking coronavirus cases.


"If we do not have the capacity to distinguish what’s true from what’s false, then by definition the marketplace of ideas doesn’t work. And by definition our democracy doesn't work. We are entering into an epistemological crisis."


You know, I really wasn’t sure. But this crazed all caps tweet convinced me.


Rudy Giuliani used a frequent Trump world excuse to dismiss the president’s apparent Twitter concession to Joe Biden on Fox News


Thousands of people lined up for groceries at a food bank distribution event in Dallas, Texas, this weekend, with organizers saying the Covid-19 pandemic has increased need in the city.


Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue declines to debate Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff ahead of January 5 runoff


this is why I’m begging everyone—don’t gather. Or only do it outside. Please folks


If this is what happened after Canadian Thanksgiving in October... and Canada has much much lower baseline than US now... then our Thanksgiving and Xmas will be so screwed.


Biden is expected to take a historic step and select a woman to head the Pentagon for the first time, shattering one of the few remaining barriers to women in the Cabinet. Michele Flournoy is regarded by U.S. officials as a top choice for the position.


Trump & Election Results: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


The Trump administration rushes to issue permits and finalize major environmental regulations in a push that could complicate Joe Biden’s climate and conservation agenda


I’ve had the tough conversations with loved ones about the diminishing chances of being together for Thanksgiving. Covid infection rates are spiking dramatically. Please talk to your family about this if you haven’t already. We have some long, difficult months ahead of us.


It's fun watching this become conventional wisdom in the last few days (having said it years ago).


Before it's all over, these two will have killed more Americans than both world wars combined


“Our adversaries have seen us weakened, not just as a consequence of this election, but over the last several years. We have these cleavages in the body politic that they're convinced they can exploit,” former President Obama tells Scott Pelley.


“Federal regulators have fined the nation's largest public utility more than $900,000 for violating procedures during the startup of a Tennessee nuclear reactor and subsequently misleading investigators.”


Former top advisers to Trump harshly criticized his refusal to cooperate with the transition. • John Kelly, Trump’s former chief of staff, called it “crazy.” • John Bolton, former national security adviser, said it “harms the country.”