Monday, December 14, 2020

Attorney General William Barr has submitted his resignation to Trump. He will depart on Dec 23rd


BREAKING: Joe Biden officially clinches the U.S. presidency as the Electoral College votes to confirm his victory


BREAKING: California has cast its electoral votes for Joe Biden. Biden has now passed the 270 electoral votes needed to formally become president-elect.


Homeland Security, the department charged with safeguarding the country from attacks, was among the U.S. agencies hacked by Russia


BREAKING: Attorney General Bill Barr is leaving the Department of Justice, after nearly two years of serving as a staunch Trump ally, the president announced


>> “Rep. Paul Mitchell, Republican of Michigan, told CNN that his disgust and disappointment with Trump's efforts to overturn the results of the election have led him to request that the Clerk of the House change his party affiliation to "independent”


Biden tonight excerpt: "If anyone didn’t know it before, we know it now. What beats deep in the hearts of the American people is this: Democracy. The right to be heard. To have your vote counted. To choose the leaders of this nation. To govern ourselves."


More bad news for KRIS KOBACH: Hours after SCOTUS showed him the door, a federal judge REJECTED his bid to modify an order blocking money tied to We Build the Wall, the charity in the Steve Bannon case.


Georgians, today is the first day of early voting – make a plan to vote right now and vote early if you can. Then, make sure your friends and family in Georgia do the same.


Crede Bailey, head of the White House’s security office, had his lower leg and right foot amputated due to COVID-19, his friend wrote on his GoFundMe page


Analysis: Trump, who often portrayed liberal protesters as "thugs," is silent on violence among his supporters


[Recap] Security law: Hong Kong justice dept. ‘appalled’ by foreign officials demanding release of media tycoon Jimmy Lai


The @WCKitchen Team is back in Georgia today with #ChefsForThePolls! This is our partner food truck Smooth-N-Groove in Cobb County...near the Riverside EpiCenter polling location. Amazing so see so many lining up to cast their ballots on the first day of early voting!


Today marks 8 years since 20 first-graders and 6 educators were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School. To honor the lives lost in this terrible tragedy, it’s past time we implement common-sense gun safety reforms to keep our children safe


This is what triggered my post


They said that they were the Republican electors there to cast their vote for president. State police declined to let them enter the building or leave votes offered in a manila envelope


The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 300,000 Monday just as the country began dispensing COVID-19 shots. The number of dead is equivalent to repeating a tragedy on the scale of Hurricane Katrina every day for 5 1/2 months


New Zealand lifts all Covid restrictions, declaring the nation virus-free


Not enough. | Michigan House punishes GOP Rep. Gary Eisen for hinting at Electoral College disruption


US electors are meeting Monday to formally affirm Joe Biden's presidential victory. The President-elect will address the nation tonight following the Electoral College certification. Follow live updates


Waiting for more confirmation


Stephen Miller on Fox & Friends says "an alternative" group of electors is also voting today: "As we speak, an alternate slate of electors in the contested states is going to vote and we are going to send those results to Congress."


The disgraced ex-president of Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Jr., reportedly created a university-funded campus “think tank” that has been aggressively pushing President Trump’s baseless fraud claims since the election


David Perdue wants you to believe November's election in Georgia was rigged against Trump but "we still won." Totally incoherent.


Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) appears ready to embrace fiscal conservatism again now that a Democrat is entering the White House. In an interview with Laura Ingraham, Graham called for cuts to social security and medicare to pay for the deficit.


Proud boys are a terrorist organization. Pass it on #Airborne


EXCLUSIVE: Locals in Tulum are bracing for more COVID trouble: a more than 2-week-long music festival starting on New Year’s Eve


Trump is working to set up @BrianKempGA as the fall guy should Perdue and Loeffler lose. Which, among other things, says they think losing is a real possibility.


Google services including Gmail and YouTube suffer outage


EXCLUSIVE: White nationalists fantasize about using diehard vaccine skeptics for their own even more twisted ends


Remove @senatemajldr ’s powers that he uses to serve big corporations by electing @ossoff & @ReverendWarnock & pass term limits for Congress immediately. We can no longer have a man like Moscow Mitch whose been abusing public office the 70s taking and every payoff he can find.




President-elect Joe Biden will enter the White House with a “clear mandate” from the American people, his top advisers say


South Dakota's Governor Kristi Noem has begun trying to put a positive spin citing "harsh rules," "lockdowns, and "mask mandates"- but, per capita, the state's COVID-19 fatality totals are the worst in the US and Noem has been campaigning out of state


National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien is bringing his wife along on a trip to Paris and reportedly wants a private tour of the closed Louvre museum


The first batch of COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Los Angeles at LAX. This is a major milestone for science, our country and our community. Thank you to all those who made this delivery possible, and are part of the incredible effort to distribute vaccines around the world.


87-year-old Elizaveta Bursova will be put on trial on Dec 15 for hanging a White-Red-White national Belarusian flag, the symbol of protests, on her own apartment's balcony. In 1950s she was many times a champion in shooting sports. The lawless regime in #Belarus spares no one.


“Every Belarusian is overcoming their fears right now,” the leader of democratic Belarus said. “Two months ago, I couldn’t bring myself to say words like ‘dictator’ or ‘usurper’ about Lukashenka. The more he cracks down, the easier it gets.”


Breaking - UPS and FedEx trucks carrying the first U.S. shipment of coronavirus vaccine have left Pfizer’s facility near Kalamazoo, Michigan


New: Documents and records show that bank examiners have avoided penalizing at least six banks that incorrectly charged overdraft and related fees to hundreds of thousands of customers.


Do not believe *anything* until the Kremlin denies it™️


Suspicion that working from home allows ample opportunity for slacking off has reached the Russian president. A news report, contested by the Kremlin, says Vladimir V. Putin has a duplicate office for video conferences at a Black Sea residence.


Alexei Navalny, activist and vocal critic of Putin, has reportedly survived a second attempted assassination.


Hong Kong independence activist Andy Chan acquitted of assaulting police, says case is proof of ‘indiscriminate arrests’


Security law: Hong Kong justice dept. ‘appalled’ by foreign officials demanding release of media tycoon Jimmy Lai


#环球时报Editorial: The value differences between China and the West have been exaggerated. We only just have managed to resist ideological attacks from the West, but we are far from having the ability to launch counterattacks on the West.


From @NatanSharansky: Why Jimmy Lai and Hong Kong’s democracy advocates need Biden’s public support right now


EXCL: The ruler of Dubai, a Russian oligarch & Vladimir Putin associate, and Scotland's biggest private landowner are among a clutch of billionaire Scottish estate owners to claim nearly £7m in EU subsidies since 2016. My @TheScotsman story. Thread


After 110,000 deaths ravaged nursing homes in the U.S. and pushed them to the front of the vaccine line, they now face a vexing problem: Skeptical residents and workers balking at getting the shots.


With much sadness, I must announce the passing of one the world’s great writers - John le Carré.


Russian government-backed spies hacked into the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments, the Washington Post reported Sunday


Sen. Kelly Loeffler had “no idea” that she posed for a photo with a longtime Ku Klux Klan member


NEW: Due to "credible threats of violence," the Michigan legislature's office buildings will be closed on Monday as the state’s 16 electors meet.


You know that’s not true. But that was par for the course for


Rep. Jason Crow: "Secretary Wilkie has betrayed the trust of the very veterans he is obligated to protect, and for this betrayal he must resign immediately. I also call for an immediate investigation into the role of Congressman Crenshaw in this smear campaign."


The people who let almost 300,000 die will be the first to be vaccinated because of course


this is a ransom note


For every White House employee that gets an early vaccine, there will be one more exhausted nurse who has to wait.


Trashed as usual


Give it a rest, cringeshaw.


The president spent another day golfing as Americans spent another day dying


Republicans asked What’s the danger of humoring him? And now we get to see the danger in real time


It would make a lot more sense to vaccinate the incoming administration first.


White House officials reportedly hustling to get immediate Covid-19 vaccines are like crew members whose bad judgment helped cause the ship to sink who are now oafishly elbowing their way to be first on the lifeboats.


Gov. DeSantis suggests one dose of Pfizer vaccine may be enough


The country was just attacked. Trump's NSA is going on a second honeymoon.


Hackers from a foreign nation-state have breached multiple federal agencies, including the Treasury Department and the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration


At the most extreme, researchers aren’t sure what is possible when it comes to permanent brain disorders like Parkinson’s and schizophrenia after COVID-19