Sunday, November 29, 2020

"It appears that Lindsey Graham may have crossed the line into illegality as part of an effort to rip away Joe Biden's victory in Georgia," Rep. Jeffries says, discussing Sen. Graham's alleged ballot tossing comments


8/ “Ellis startled aides by entering the campaign’s Arlington headquarters and instructing staffers that they must now listen to her and Giuliani. “They came in one day and were like, ‘We have the president’s direct order. Don’t take an order if it doesn’t come from us’”


“There’s nothing I can do about,” Dr. Anthony Fauci tells @MarthaRaddatz when asked about legal challenges to COVID-19 restrictions, but adds that “no matter what the circumstance is,” all “congregate settings,” especially without masks, pose a “risk.”


BREAKING: “There almost certainly is going to be an uptick because of what’s happened with the travel,” Dr. Anthony Fauci tells @MarthaRaddatz, advising the millions of Americans who travelled for the holidays despite a surge in cases to get tested.


A court that insists on preferential treatment of churches while subordinating public health, bodily integrity & privacy is starting to resemble the highest judicial authority of the theocratic and misogynist country in Atwood’s dystopian "Handmaid’s Tale”


Trump tells fans to watch "anything else" but Fox News ahead of his own Fox News interview


Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam says that she has “piles of cash” at home because she is denied basic banking services due to U.S. sanctions


Edward Norton breaks down Trump's moves in poker terms - Los Angeles Times


Nobody likes someone who's worth half a BILLION dollars who is much more interested in increasing her wealth by fraudulent insider trading than serving the people of Georgia. Georgia deserves @ReverendWarnock, an honest candidate who will put their interests first. — Mark Hamill


Pope Francis, joined by the church’s newest cardinals, warned against mediocrity as well as seeking out “godfathers” to promote one's own career.


20 years of Fox News pretending there's a War on Christmas: Nothing 4 years of Trump: Christmas literally cancelled


China halted imports from a Chilean seafood producer as a precautionary measure after detecting the Covid-19 virus on the supplier’s packaging


Belarusians are gathering today for the Rally of Neighbors. They are marching around their homes, using the new format of decentralized peaceful protests in #Belarus. This makes more difficult for Lukashenka's thugs to suppress the protests.


Hong Kong medics disheartened by political pressure in hospitals are planning to leave the city


Hong Kong protesters seek new a life in Canada


Tensions run high in Iran after murder of nuclear mastermind


How do people catch Covid-19? Here’s what the experts say


THREAD: I just spent 3 days with frontline workers at hospitals in a part of Appalachia where hospitalizations have more than doubled in the last month. But hospital staff say many in their hard-hit communities still don’t believe COVID is real. Misinformation is rampant.


The Hong Kong government is discussing suspending face-to-face classes at primary and secondary schools, according to media report


Powerful speech by MEP @ViolavonCramon in the European Parliament about the state terror in #Belarus and the murder of Raman Bandarenka. Thank you for standing up against the regime with the Belarusian people.


NEW: A review of SEC filings shows that Kelly Loeffler and her husband, chair of the New York Stock Exchange, sold $58 million of their own stock this year in irregular trades that resemble no other year.


David Perdue traded hundreds of thousands of dollars in bank stock while passing pro-bank legislation on the Senate Banking Committee, financial disclosures show


“If all the executions scheduled since July are completed, the Trump administration will have put the most federal inmates to death during a presidential transition since 1884.” This dude is sick, I cannot wait until he’s gone


Breaking: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has dismissed the lawsuit from Rep. Mike Kelly and candidate Sean Parnell to declare universal mail-in voting unconstitutional in the state and deny the votes of the majority of Pennsylvanians who voted by mail.


POWERFUL: 📌Each marble = 1 death. 📌Each second of the video = 6 days. Let this video sink in. #COVID19 is real. And it’s about to get even worse in December. An even bigger mortality tsunami is coming.


“... the United States does not need Russian cooperation. Too often, American and European leaders ignore Putin’s hostile behavior and exaggerate the importance of “better relations” for achieving security and economic goals.


Have to admit, I didn’t anticipate the “Frankenstein’s monster kills Frankenstein” twist, although in retrospect I guess it was pretty predictable.


Trump set on veto of defense bill over renaming bases honoring Confederates


MUST READ ARTICLE by @AshaRangappa_ & @jenmercieca : "Propaganda and disinformation neither offer a skilled argument, nor do they invite rigorous testing. Propaganda and disinformation are persuasion without consent..."


This is shocking. She must be defeated by @ReverendWarnock for Senate in Georgia. And Perdue must be defeated by @ossoff for Senate in Georgia. Help us send @ReverendWarnock and @ossoff to Washington! We need your help:


When the Senate goes on vacation, evictions don’t go on vacation. Furloughs don’t go on vacation. The virus doesn’t go on vacation. Hunger and distress are very much at work, so the Senate needs to get to work & get people the care they need.


Hey Senator, help me out. Which of us voted to cripple Social Security and give Wall Street a $2 trillion tax cut?


This story...hoo boy


Lazy ignorant cowards use physical violence instead of a brain - following their fake model while looking at his fake hair, fake spray tan and fake corset. He’s being closely watched, no worries.


It’s really something to listen to Trump supporters explain to @jordanklepper why Trump didn’t really lose the election.


INTERESTING FACT: @tedcruz's wife is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs.


For the most part, Colbert decided to leave the man who is still the current president aside, explaining that he’s talked enough about him over these past 4 years


President Trump is aware his fight to overturn the election is winding down, according to people familiar with the matter, but he isn’t ready to end the effort as he fundraises off the furor


The Pa. high court's chief Justice Thomas Saylor, a Republican, separately slammed the "extreme and untenable remedies" sought by the lawsuit — i.e., blocking certification of an already-certified vote.


I cry for El Paso—Inmates move hundreds of bodies into mobile morgues; National Guard now does grim task; Funeral homes turn storage closets to freezers; crematorium broke from overuse; convention center now a field hospital; lacking gravesites


Overstock founder Patrick Byrne claims he's funding an army of hackers who can save the election for Trump


The Perdue Special now comes with a complimentary insider trading gravy train


"a government paralyzed by the president’s fragile emotional state; advisers nourishing his fables..."


“Send [former acting DNI] Ric Grenell out West. Send [American Conservative Union Chairman] Matt Schlapp somewhere. Just roll everybody up who is willing to do it into a clown car, and when it’s time for a press conference, roll them out.”


Nearly a year into the global coronavirus pandemic, scientists, doctors and patients are beginning to unlock a puzzling phenomenon.


“Not Wanted: Ivanka Trump” signs are up in New York


It looks like President Trump's company paid him for work he did *while he was president*


“They say it’s 175 beds available. That’s not what we’re hearing. We’re hearing there are NO beds available.”


Trump may be unable to believe he lost because, in fact, he rigged the election. But maybe he miscalculated with only 10 million extra votes. So he now thinks he was out-cheated. In fact, Dems outvoted him and he wasn’t ready for it. Rudy is fool, period!


Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has tested positive for the coronavirus. The governor says he and his partner, Marlon Reis, both have COVID-19 and are asymptomatic.


Tour de force from @PhilipRucker @AshleyRParker and colleagues: "With his denial of the outcome, Trump endangered America’s democracy, threatened to undermine national security and public health, and duped millions of his supporters."


More from @PhilipRucker @AshleyRParker et al.:The quest "exemplified some of the hallmarks of life in Trump’s WH: a govt paralyzed by the president’s fragile emotional state; advisers nourishing his fables; and a pernicious blurring of truth and fantasy."


Pompeo trolls critics in long goodbye as he looks to his future


Here's a recent photo of stock trader and part-time Senator David Perdue with his wife at a Georgia diner.


The U.S. Embassy in Eritrea says six explosions were heard Saturday night in the capital, Asmara. It follows an embassy report of another “loud noise, possibly an explosion” in the city on Friday


It’s really something to listen to Trump supporters explain to @jordanklepper why Trump didn’t really lose the election.


Coronavirus long haulers tell us their symptoms and how the disease has devastated their lives