Friday, December 4, 2020

We need to hold these bad actors accountable and pass new measures to prevent abuse of taxpayer dollars. That’s why @SenGillibrand and I introduced legislation to crack down on politicians seeking to enrich themselves through programs like the PPP.


The payments went to a company called Pursuit Venture LLC. Corporate records in Delaware, where it was formed in late 2018, list Trump Jr as its principal. The company also received $11k from Matt Gaetz's campaign in October for "supporter gifts"


New: the RNC paid $303,892.47 in late October to purchase copies of Donald Trump Jr's new book to give out to donors. It appears to be the RNC's largest-ever payment for "donor mementos"


Pence would like to no longer be associated with this nonsense


Just Posted: Another legal headache for the Trump family. This time tenants in Fred Trump’s old buildings are suing because of a fraudulent scheme that drove up their rents. In 2018 The Times uncovered the story


Record U.S. deaths prompt urgent calls for masking, stay-at-home orders


Thank you @RepChrisSmith & the House for passing #HR8438. I appeal to the 🇺🇸 Senate & @realDonaldTrump to ensure the bipartisan BDHRSA 2020 becomes law without delay.


NEW: Trump's Pentagon nominee spread election conspiracies and shared tweets that suggested Trump should declare martial law and have the military oversee a new election


"Why aren’t more Republicans standing up & speaking out about Trump’s reprehensible acts?...It’s time to stop parsing the motivations behind their silence & say what the real answer is, which is almost too scary to admit. They’re fine with it. All of it."


Trump Is Worried That Dishing Out 20 Pardons Might Make Him Look a Bit Guilty, Says Report


The biggest vaccination effort in history has begun


"Trump nominated Kavanaugh only after it was a grand slam home run that Baseball Cards came ready to trade. If the last four years taught us anything, it’s that...the Don has world-class skills at finding Major Leaguers ready to throw the Series."


Over the past four months in Belarus more than 30,000 protestors have been detained, and some 4,000 have allegedly been tortured. World leaders must take action


Protester Karina and former detective Andrei both fled to Poland to escape police violence in Belarus Listen to the full story here


Apartment building tenants sue Donald Trump, alleging decade-long rent inflation


Russia loses a bid to suspend enforcement of $57 billion in damages and interest won by former shareholders of Yukos Oil


One race in Georgia will decide control of the Senate. Reverend Raphael Warnock and Senator Kelly Loeffler together on one stage, Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on CNN


GUYS. Why would FACEBOOK, a company stuffed with foreign money and running foreign propaganda, preference NON-U.S. WORKERS for jobs? Creating special positions with no competition to get them in... Hmm...


New: Across the country, people complained about threats, aggressive electioneering and racist language both at early voting locations and on Election Day. We’ve corroborated some of those accounts.


100% of ICU beds in Massachusetts’ northeast region are full, according to the state department of public health. #COVID19


Legendary Afghan pilot in hiding after U.S. reverses decision to help him flee Taliban


"When Jordan slithers out from under his rock each morning, dons a shirt and tie - sans the jacket, lest he be mistaken for Joe McCarthy - his life’s work is to besmirch everything America stands for in service of Donald Trump." - #GymJordan's local paper


One of two things is going to happen. Congress will override Trump’s veto. Or we wait until January and reintroduce the same NDAA for Biden’s signature. In either case, @realDonaldTrump is irrelevant


I cosigned a letter together with 155 parliamentarians from 18 countries regarding the case of 12 #Hongkong youths, who were detained in Shenzhen.


#HongKong crackdown on dissent, from the passing of the #NationalSecurityLaw at the end of June to the jailing of #JoshuaWong, #AgnesChow and #IvanLam on Dec 2


Chair @RepEliotEngel: I’m outraged by the sentencing of Hong Kong young democracy leaders and news that Jimmy Lai was denied bail. These are clear attempts by the Chinese & HKSAR gov't to silence dissent by weaponizing 🇭🇰’s judicial system, for which independence is under siege.


“Time is running out for Hong Kong and time is also running out for my safety.... It is hard for me to know when the police will storm into my home and arrest me at six in the morning.” — @joshuawongcf talking to me a few weeks ago for @WiredUK


Biden taps Murthy as nation’s top doctor, offers Fauci key role as covid team takes shape


The creative sectors are under threat by the onslaught of Silicon Valley. If we don’t address tech monopolies, we risk undermining cultural diversity through algorithmic homogenisation. If you care about human creativity, you need to care about antitrust.


So, you're saying she's no Mellissa Carone. Probably doesn't even have a profile on Explore Talent. Today's GOP, y'all.


Joining China and other big polluters, Biden’s pledge of “net zero” US emissions by 2050 brings the Paris Agreement goals “within reach.”


Not a great week for Putin. Dutch Supreme court allows Yukos shareholders continue to seize assets to enforce their $50 billion award against Russia. At the same time the EU Magnitsky Act is about to get passed putting Putin’s money at risk in 27 countries


The U.S. is already overdrawn on medical workers as a resource, and a really big bill just arrived. There is too much already being put on our fellow Americans who work in the hospitals.


Newt Gingrich—who has peddled wild election fraud conspiracies for weeks— faced widespread mockery when he suddenly railed against conspiratorial pro-Trump lawyers Lin Wood and Sidney Powell as “totally destructive”


"It must be made clear that if you ware over 65 or have significant health conditions, you should not enter any indoor public spaces where anyone is unmasked due to the immediate risk to your health; you should have groceries and medications delivered."


The White House Coronavirus Task Force believes it is of paramount importance that the American public be made aware of these public health guidelines:


"With all due respect to Ivanka Trump, what she put out today was highly misleading and at best only a part of the story." - Washington, D.C. Attorney General @AGKarlRacine


Idaho’s anti-handout lieutenant governor, Janice McGeachin, got $300,000 from COVID program


BREAKING: In just 24 hours, the U.S. has broken every record set since the pandemic began 10 months ago, with more new infections, hospitalizations and deaths in a single day than ever before.@NorahODonnell has the latest


Biden says he doesn’t personally care if Trump comes to his inauguration, but he should to showcase a peaceful transfer of power. “It’s totally his decision, and it’s of no personal consequence to me, but it is to the country,” he tells @jaketapper.


"This week, the state’s test-positivity rate reached 50 percent. Iowa is what happens when a government does basically nothing to stop the spread of a deadly virus."


Trump won’t affirm that he still has confidence in Bill Barr


iPads stockpiled for ICU end of life goodbyes... was not something Steve Jobs foresaw.


Lindsey Graham’s campaign says he raised a staggering $109 million for his 2020 campaign, which the campaign says is “the most money raised by any incumbent senator in American history and the most of any Republican Senate candidate in American history”


"Joe Biden said Thursday that he will ask Americans to commit to 100 days of wearing masks as one of his first acts as president..."


Trump’s Deutsche Bank Loans Appear To Be In Trouble


"The temptation is to look away, to move on, to cringe and avert your gaze," @sbg1 writes, but just because many are tired of the Trump show does not mean it is not important


Once a vaccine is ready and approved, @KamalaHarris and I are going to ensure it’s distributed equitably, efficiently, and free of charge to every American.


This is a big deal. Congress just included the landmark anti-money laundering legislation backed by both parties in the defense spending bill. The reforms "are long overdue" and could end "abuses by criminals of anonymous shell companies," said Sherrod Brown


Mike Flynn is a threat to the rule of law. Disgraceful language likely to incite violence. Republican leaders must confront this dangerous behavior. ZERO possibility of the Armed Forces being involved in the Presidential transfer of power.


. @RudyGiuliani brought an actress to his fake hearing. She also was on probation for COMPUTER CRIME after plea deal to drop 'obscenity' charge. They are so bad at this


Kelly Loeffler bought three homes in Florida, a condo in Chicago and a mansion along the Georgia coastline. When she learned about the pandemic, she bought and sold stock. Her estimated net worth is $800-$1 Billion. She doesn’t care about you.


A watchdog says the Pentagon is slow-walking on a request for information on a $400 million border wall contract with a company tied to the Trump administration


A senior official with the fugitive leadership of Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region says several thousand combatants have been killed in a month of fighting, although claims remain difficult to verify in the conflict between Ethiopian and regional forces.


This is madness


Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn on a call with local reporters says she opposes Democratic COVID relief bills because Tennesseans don't want their tax dollars going to bail out places like Chicago and San Francisco. A reminder


Blackstone co-founder Stephen Schwarzman and Citadel's Ken Griffin donated a combined $25 million to a super-PAC that supports Republican senators as Georgia races near, a filing shows