Friday, January 1, 2021

Mitt Romney: "That comprehensive vaccination plans have not been developed at the federal level and sent to the states as models is as incomprehensible as it is inexcusable."


Breaking. NBC News confirms: The United States has now passed more than 20 million total cases of coronavirus. More than 345,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus.


Russia's cyber attack on U.S. government may have started earlier than initially thought: U.S. investigators originally thought that the attack began in March or April, including breaches of Treasury, State, Commerce and Energy Departments


Trump is skipping his own New Years party at Mar-A-Lago, and will be heading back to the White House today. He'll also be skipping DonJr's birthday. He's either got something really evil planned for today, or he really hates DonJr.


“Throughout late summer & fall, in the heat of a re-election campaign that he would go on to lose...Mr. Trump’s management of the crisis: unsteady, unscientific, colored by politics — was in effect reduced to a single question: What would it mean for him?”


On Hawley saying he'll object to Electoral College certification, @SenatorShaheen: " I think it's outrageous. More than that, it borders on sedition or treason."


"As we end one of the most difficult years as a nation, I am optimistic about the future." — President-elect Biden


“You are really not alone.” “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert shares an uplifting message for everyone watching. “If it is one thing that Covid has taught us is that we cannot get through crises alone.”


Miami Congresswoman-elect María Elvira Salazar (R-FL) rushed to the hospital due to #COVID19 and heart arrhythmia and will miss her swearing-in ceremony. 15% of House & Senate Republicans have tested positive. Science denial has consequences




Rumor is @realDonaldTrump left FL early because he was so worried about all of those #Whispers ... he should be.#TrumpIsAlone


New Year’s Eve pandemic celebration in Tampa, Florida


Jen Psaki, President-elect Biden's incoming press secretary, tells NPR she plans to take questions from reporters each day: "Part of the job of the White House press secretary is to rebuild trust with the American people."


In this terribly sad year of darkness for our country, your voices brought us light and hope. Lifting up our sisters and brothers in #Georgia in the next five days, your voices will again clear the path to the brighter future that our children deserve


Mitch McConnell has been a Senator for Kentucky for 36 years. And 10 out of the poorest 25 counties in the United States are located in Kentucky


BREAKING: Britain has completed its economic break from the European Union, ending a five-decade relationship with the trading bloc and starting a new, more distant relationship. A new U.K.-EU trade deal took effect at 11 p.m. London time.


In 2021, we’re going to build a brighter future.


The Top 10 Human Rights Abusers of 2020 🌎 10: 🇷🇺Russia Poisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny, held 362 political prisoners, tortured detainees, persecuted 300 Jehovah’s Witnesses, bombed schools, hospitals and markets in Syria, backed Belarus tyrant Lukashenko.


#Belarus Day 145 and the last day of 2020. Belarusians are on the streets, saying good bye to this year, which was both horrible and full of hope. The nation has united and reinstated itself. It is an amazing achievement. There’s no way back. Let us wish them success in 2021


“... precisely the kind of political power maneuver that Radio Free Europe regularly witnesses in places like Russia, Hungary, Belarus, and Tajikistan. We never thought we'd see it from our own oversight agency."


HKFP Lens: Hong Kong in 2020 – four waves of Covid-19 and a crackdown on dissent


#HongKong pro-democracy activist @chowtingagnes is understood to have been sent to the city’s top-security prison. Read more


Things are looking classy at Mar-a-Lago.


The suspect is currently in the Ozaukee County jail. Police are not releasing the person's name until they are formally charged.


Times Square hasn't been empty on NYE since WWII.


With Restaurants for the People, @WCKitchen has...developed a fairly radical, scalable program not just for getting hot food to people who need it but also for keeping the money spent on food aid in the affected communities by using their small businesses


With profound sorrow, Congressman Raskin and Sarah Bloom Raskin today announced the loss of their son Tommy