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In the White House Rose Garden yesterday, President Joe Biden read from a twelve-page pamphlet labeled by its author Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) as the  “12 Point Plan to Rescue America.” The Republican party’s most fervent dreams are in it, getting rid of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Just as...

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  • September 28, 2022

“No, no. There's 52 senators who don't agree, okay, and there's two that want to work something out if possible in a most rational reasonable way.” Joe Manchin fessing up that he and Sinema are Republicans to CNN reporter. Manchin Cheerfully Gives Republicans A Senate Majority (video in link) West Virginia is...

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  • October 19, 2021

Here’s the big news today out of California: The campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom has failed to gain momentum in recent months as significantly more California voters favor keeping him in office, and only anemic support has surfaced for reality TV star  Caitlyn Jenner while other Republican candidates hoping...

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  • May 11, 2021

The Biden Administration is preparing to send millions of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to other nations. The FDA has not yet approved AstraZenca’s vaccine for injections in the US, and enough of the three approved vaccines are likely to be delivered before May 31 to jab every American who wants a...

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  • April 27, 2021

CBS News/YouGov conducted a poll this weekend, and there is some disturbing news: CBS News poll: Widespread agreement with Chauvin verdict Three in four Americans think the jury reached the right verdict in which former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd,...

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  • April 26, 2021

Europe will start welcoming American tourists who can show they are fully vaccinated, currently 29% of the US population. The American government has provided at least one dose of Covid vaccine to 42.2% of its population. Some 53.6% of American adults have had at least one jab, and the percentage for...

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  • April 25, 2021

It may seem paradoxical that with only 41% of the US population having received even one dose of Covid-19 vaccines, some states have been freely giving vaccinations to foreign travelers. The US government does not officially condone vaccine tourism. That does not prevent tourists who “happen to be in the US” from...

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  • April 24, 2021

Anand Giridharadas wrote a piece for The Atlantic asserting that Biden has been moving leftward.  This may only be a short term impression only because the GOP is trying to find its way after the previous guy is gone and before he may be indicted. The real problem lies with...

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  • April 16, 2021

Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham did not mince her words or disgust for policing in America that is systemically fatal for people of color. Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham hits the nail on the head See full episodes here. Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham appeared on All In with Chris Hayes, where she points out...

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  • April 13, 2021

With vaccination rates averaging 3.2 million per day, this should be the week when one half of all US adults will have been injected with at least one vaccine dose for Covid-19.  http://www.wsfa.com/… Just over 120.4 million Americans have received at least one jab, according to the CDC’s report for...

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  • April 13, 2021

Pfizer today is asking the US Food and Drug Administration to approve its Covid-19 vaccine for 12 to 15 year old children. Currently it is approved for anyone 16 or older. This comes after its trials showed it to be 100% effective in preventing Covid in that age group. Pfizer/BioNTech  said...

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  • April 9, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports 76.9% of all Americans over the age of 65 have received at least one shot of Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday.  Some 33.7% of the entire US population has also received one or two doses. The percentage of adult US residents who have been injected...

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  • April 8, 2021

More than 225 million doses of Covid vaccines have been delivered, more than enough to fulfill Joe Biden’s goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days. If we just maintain the recent pace averaging 3 million shots a day, we should have about 240 million vaccinations, 20 million more...

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  • April 7, 2021

There has been some slowing of vaccinations for Covid  in the last couple of days but that is typical in reports for Sundays, Mondays, and holidays. The CDC reports 32.6% of US residents had received at least one dose as of Monday. Among the adult population, 41.7% have had at...

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  • April 6, 2021

Vaccinations for Covid-19 have been at 4 million per day in the US for the first two days of April and are proceeding at just over 3 million for the last week. More than 104 million Americans have received at least one dose according to numbers released for Friday by the Center...

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  • April 3, 2021

Vaccinations in the US for Covid-19 should pass 100 Million people of those who have received at least one dose. The CDC report for yesterday shows 30% of all Americans getting at least one jab. For adults, that number is at 38.4% and for seniors, 73.7%. That’s a total of 153.6...

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  • April 1, 2021

Sheila Jackson Lee talks about expanding the courts. Missouri Republicans ignore citizens’ vote for Medicaid Expansion. Minimum wage fraud on Americans. Republicans fraud on their citizens. Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Rep. Sheila...

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  • March 31, 2021

An ABC News poll and an AP-NORC poll both give Joe Biden above 70% approval for his handling of the pandemic. apnews.com/… Americans have responded favorably to the president’s approach, with 73% approving of his handling of the pandemic. That includes about half of Republicans, a rarity given how divided...

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  • March 31, 2021

It is a cruel irony that before the start of the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin the state of Minnesota is one of many placing the knee of racism on the neck of black American voters. It is also not lost on me that Colin Kaepernick was denied his...

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  • March 29, 2021

Having reached 100 million vaccinations in just 59 days in office, Joe Biden is now calling for 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days, which will be April 30. The Center for Disease Control reports 136.7 million total vaccinations for US residents for yesterday, so reaching the goal will...

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  • March 26, 2021

Here’s some big news out of Florida: 2022 Florida Governor GE: Ron DeSantis (R-inc) 45%Nikki Fried (D) 45%@StPetePolls/@Fla_Pol 3/22-24https://t.co/HgtQTMyV26 #FLgov — Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) March 25, 2021 Should Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried run for Florida Governor, she starts in a statistical tie with Gov. Ron DeSantis. That’s according to a...

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  • March 26, 2021

The US has vaccinated 70.3% of residents over the age of 65 with at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday. The Center for Disease Control also has reports that show 33% of American adults and 25.7% of all Americans have been vaccinated with at least one shot. Vaccines already...

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  • March 24, 2021

Here’s the latest news on the recall effort in California: The effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has gathered over 2 million signatures — a number of signatures, if validated, that could force a measure on a ballot. The leaders of RecallGavin2020 announced this week that their effort reached over 2,060,000 signatures...

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  • March 16, 2021

The Center for Disease Control shows a knockout number of 4.575,496 vaccinations for yesterday. Since the CDC allows a 72 window to report vaccinations, we don’t know exactly these shots occurred but the numbers are ratcheting up quickly. The percentage of Americans who have received at least one dose increased to...

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  • March 13, 2021

US vaccinations for Covid-19 have exceeded 101 million since December 14, according to numbers released for yesterday by the Center for Disease Control. This leaves the country less than 19 million vaccine jabs short of the goal set by Joe Biden for his first 100 days. About 19.9 million were vaccinated before...

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  • March 12, 2021

Some big news this week out of Missouri: A Missouri Democrat who works at an organization that fights corporate monopolies on Tuesday became the latest candidate to announce a bid for U.S. Senate. Lucas Kunce, 38, is the national security policy director at the American Economic Liberties Project, an organization...

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  • March 11, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports that 60.1% of US residents over the age of 65 years have been vaccinated with at least one shot of Covid vaccine as of yesterday. It also reports that the three vaccine manufacturers, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, and Johnson and Johnson, have delivered a total over 123 million...

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  • March 9, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports that more than 60 million Americans have received at least one shot of Covid vaccine which equals 18.1% of the total population and 23.5% of those old enough to receive the doses. More than 92 million shots have been administered altogether. The three drug manufactures...

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  • March 8, 2021

The Friday statistics from Center for Disease Control reports more than 2.9 million Americans were vaccinated, which is 1.1% of all Americans old enough to receive the shots. The CDC allows a three day window for vaccination reports so the exact day these were administered is somewhat hazy. Nonetheless, just...

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  • March 6, 2021

Vaccinations for Covid-19 have levelled up to more than 2 million a day likely helped by shipments of the newly approved Johnson and Johnson vaccine this week. Altogether, 55.5 million Americans have received at least one dose, 16.7% of the total population and 21.7% of those old enough to be...

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  • March 6, 2021

It may seem optimistic, but if the three vaccine manufacturers currently sending out doses can live up to their announced production levels, there will be enough Covid doses to cover 55% of the entire US population by early April. As of yesterday, the CDC reports that 51.8 million Americans have...

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  • March 2, 2021

According to a Civiqs Poll released today, most Democrats and Independents are eager to be vaccinated against the virus that has killed over half a million Americans, but only a third of Republicans say they want that protection. Among white Democrats, only 7% say they will not get vaccinated. About...

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  • March 1, 2021

An advisory panel of experts to the Food and Drug Administration has unanimously recommended emergency approval of Johnson and Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine which virtually guarantees its acceptance and rapid deployment to vaccination centers. http://www.msn.com/…The nonbinding decision, which was adopted 22-0, by the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee...

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  • February 26, 2021

Despite the sad benchmark of half a million Americans dead from Covid-19, many developments in the war against Covid-19 are happening daily with most being positive. The CDC is reporting that more than 16 million doses of the two approved vaccines have been delivered since Sunday, probably clearing that backlog...

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  • February 26, 2021

Severe winter weather, President’s Day, and regional shortages of doses have slowed vaccinations over the last several days, and Dr. Anthony Fauci  warns that a delay in manufacturing shots by Johnson and Johnson will push back the time when most Americans can expect to be vaccinated. The J&J vaccine is expected to...

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  • February 16, 2021

This is just a knee-jerk answer, right? “I know you are but what am I” is what we used to say on the playground when we were called dorkwads or dinguses or what have you. I’ve been rolling it around in my wee, breezy head for a couple of minutes,...

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  • February 16, 2021

About 2.2 million Covid shots  were given in the US yesterday as a limited number of pharmacies joined in efforts to vaccinate everyone. Pfizer and Moderna are now averaging 1.5 million doses a day in deliveries. http://www.msn.com/…And a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation says that nearly a third of Americans — 31%...

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  • February 13, 2021

The Washington Post is reporting that the Biden Administration is acquiring an additional 200 million vaccine doses bringing the total to 600 million, enough to vaccine 300 million. This was an option in the origin contracts with Pfizer and Moderna but, by itself, won’t immediately increase supplies though it should secure them...

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  • February 11, 2021

It’s easy to see why the minimum wage is unacceptable The minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.2  If it had been indexed to the consumer price index since 1968, the minimum wage would now be $10.15. If it had kept pace with executive-level pay increases, it would be $23.3 So...

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  • February 6, 2021

Lately, I feel like the whole world is Green Acres and I’m Mr. Douglas. (I grant you my references are ancient. Is there a more contemporary reference I can use? Something on the TikTok, perchance? I’d ask one of my nieces or nephews, but they’re old, too.) Anyway, it just feels like...

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  • February 1, 2021

​ Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice...

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  • January 30, 2021

J & J’s vaccination  global trial shows it to be 85% effective against developing severe Covid 19 and about 66% effective in preventing the disease altogether. This is somewhat disappointing since these results are well below the 95% effectiveness of the two vaccines already approved in the US. The vaccines...

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  • January 29, 2021

A senior Biden climate team transition official alerted E&E News that the damage Trump and his fossil fuel grifters (that have held power over the agencies tasked with protecting the climate system) have been successful in hollowing out the EPA of staff and resources at a time when the “ability to...

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  • January 15, 2021

Happy New Year Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers...

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  • January 2, 2021

I haven’t been paying real close attention to the Georgia runoff polling. For one thing, pollsters and aggregation sites like FiveThirtyEight put me on a roller coaster of cozy reassurance and sheer fright for weeks before the November 3 election — and the kids in front of me on that...

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  • December 30, 2020

A day of both quiet gratitude but combined with sadness. Today is our 35th  wedding anniversary, which sadly because of the pandemic we will not celebrate with a dinner out. Still we are grateful for one another. The sadness is because yesterday we had to say goodbye to Elsa, our...

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  • December 29, 2020

Trump cannot still win simply because an alternate universe presents different electors while he litigates in this one. Only feeble stunts remain. Even the Trump DC hotel has conceded the election, freeing hotel rooms previously reserved for a Trump inaugural. Supporters of President Trump have made similar arguments that Pence, as...

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  • December 28, 2020

Ideally, if Democrats do their job up to and on Jan. 5, we will win both of Georgia’s Senate seats, and secure a bare majority in both chambers of Congress. Coupled with President-elect Joe Biden, this small trifecta means, at the very least, that our government can still function. This is a...

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  • December 27, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D. GA) on behalf of her organization, Far Fight, in support of Jon Ossoff  (D. GA) &  Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) We are less...

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  • December 20, 2020

Lack of standing is the reason for SCOTUS dismissing the Ken Paxton suit to overturn the votes of four states. Meritless frivolity remains. x #BREAKING: #SCOTUS throws out Texas's suit attempting to challenge presidential election results in four battleground states, granting Texas leave to file its complaint but summarily dismissing its...

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  • December 11, 2020
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