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A new audio recording shows that Kurt Volker set up and was on a phone call in which Giuliani badgered Zelensky’s aide Yermak to “announce investigations into possible corruption by Biden in Ukraine, and into claims that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election to hurt Trump.” There clearly was a...

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  • June 8, 2021

Even in Arizona, the Fraudit continues, now interrupted by high school graduations. “We can’t indulge these insane lies any longer. As a party. As a state. As a country” This is as readily falsifiable as 2+2=5. If we don’t call this out… Wow. The Republican who took over Maricopa County...

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  • May 16, 2021

The usual handicapping for a new Fed Chair is happening, but likely it’s too early. Lael Brainard and William Spriggs would be front-runners. Jay Powell's term is up next February, when Biden can choose to extend his appointment. We’ll know so much more then, what with a looming recession. x Biden...

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  • May 11, 2021

http://www.cnn.com/… The Food and Drug Administration is giving emergency approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid Vaccine for use in juveniles from 12 to 15 years old.  Several of the vaccine manufacturers are conducting limited trials for younger groups. Vaccinations of young people will not only increase the percentage of the population...

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  • May 11, 2021

President Joe Biden set a new goal of having 70% of adult American vaccinated for Covid (with at least one dose) by the Fourth of July. About 56.4% of adults in the US were vaccinated with a dose as of yesterday. The pace of vaccinations has slowed dramatically with only...

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  • May 4, 2021

Fear and loathing rises in the land of previous guy. The raid on Giuliani’s apartment and office netted the Feds 10 devices, laptops and phones. According to the Trump adviser, the (Giuliani) raid ignited a sense of fear inside the former President's orbit that Justice Department officials may be more willing...

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  • May 2, 2021

Only Republicans would encourage running over demonstrators by indemnifying and pitting RWNJs and their vehicles against peaceful crowds. Because who knew that the “unintentional” weaponizing of personal vehicles was possible when pretending you’re driving a Tesla into a crowd of demonstrators.  “Five states besides Florida introduced similar bills this year, granting some...

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  • April 25, 2021

With over half of American adults now vaccinated with at least one Covid shot, President Joe Biden is acting to keep the momentum rolling by offering employers tax credits if they will give their employees incentives to receive the injections. http://www.cnn.com/… “As we move into the vaccination campaign focused on working age...

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  • April 21, 2021

The 2020 election showed how Trump was defeated by defections among white women but there remain a sizable number still wedded to supporting white male politicians regardless of their character. Why is it that white women in the United States have often wielded their collective power to support and amplify...

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  • April 12, 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

Previous Guy has been desperate for a regular social media channel to wreak his nonsense. Likely he’ll violate the rules again because we’ve seen his poor impulse control and then there’s the Big Lie. Tech experts are skeptical about plans for a Trump social media platform, if only because justice...

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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

The Senate Parliamentarian has ruled that Chuck Schumer may be able to use budget reconciliation rules to pass two additional amendments to the 2021 budget bill that was used in enacting Biden’s Covid relief law. Reconciliation, though complicated, allows bills to pass the Senate with a 51 to 50 vote. thehill.com/… The ruling...

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  • April 6, 2021

Running a GOP candidate with a name resembling the Democratic incumbent may have drawn away enough votes to allow another GOP candidate to win a Florida state senate seat.  On election night Frank Artiles bragged about planting no-party candidate in key Miami-Dade Senate race. The county’s top prosecutor, Katherine Fernandez...

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  • March 19, 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

Because Trumpists are all about the cosplay: Person Woman Man Camera TV. Aren’t we in an age where US Senators pretend to be patriots while supporting an election nullification, and there’s all those 2020 instances of voter fraud, not. No evidence for the widespread right-wing lie that Antifa members disguised...

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  • March 3, 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

Because not wanting to be accountable for perhaps something more felonious like manslaughter is so on brand for Republicans. The detectives confront him with what they know, starting around 1:10 and building through 1:15 https://t.co/JSVjUYabLB — Helen Kennedy 🌻 (@HelenKennedy) February 24, 2021 This video clip of the SD AG...

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  • February 25, 2021

Speechless.   Just speechless.    According to CNN, Mike Pence is starting a PAC to defend Donald Trump’s record and they remain close friends. What in the world?  Some man incites a mob, a former boss, hunts me and not just me but my family, screaming down the halls of congress, Hang...

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  • February 24, 2021

2022 may appear to recycle the Big Lie because they got nothing. Turn on the Sunday shows and this is what you get— ABC: The election was stolenNBC: The election was stolenCBS: The election was stolenFox: The election was stolen pic.twitter.com/A9cCRHvyz3 — Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON...

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  • February 21, 2021
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Between 2pm and 230pm on 1/6/2021, apparently Trump knew Pence was in jeopardy prior to his tweet threatening Pence. “Mike Pence didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country…” x What Trump lawyer said does not square with what Sen. Tuberville told reporters...

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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

The impeachment managers drew a straight line from Trump to the insurrection and harm’s way for Mike Pence.  The march to the Capitol seemed spontaneous but had incitement and planning in a variety of forms. Surveillance recordings showed how close the potential assassinations were. Senator Mike Lee said “Everyone makes mistakes; everyone is...

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  • February 11, 2021

Efforts to increase vaccinations for Covid-19 involve finding and reallocation doses that are not being used, removing bottlenecks in manufacturing, testing the efficacy of mixing and matching different types of vaccines, and improving the reporting of daily vaccinations. The two approved vaccinations from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna are now averaging about...

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  • February 4, 2021

Pfizer said today it will have 200 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine by the end of May instead of July 31 as had been previously stated. About 20 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine had been delivered by January 31. The vaccine was the first one given emergency approval...

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  • February 2, 2021

Like the Geico ad with Captain Ahab seeking a parking space, the Trumpists are searching for that moment when the government magically gets overthrown. They stormed the Capitol to overturn the results of an election they didn't vote in – I knew this was coming! https://t.co/px84K098jM — Chris Sampson (@sampsonlive)...

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  • February 1, 2021

Perhaps Trump will defend himself rather than have the Federalist Society fire up the bullpen for some strange version of a constitutional law expert. Butch Bowers, Deborah Barbier, Josh Howard, Greg Harris, and Johnny Gasser, five of former President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team attorneys have exited, as “Trump wanted them...

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  • January 31, 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

http://www.cnn.com/… http://www.koco.com/… The Center for Disease Control reports that 1.6 million Americans received a dose of one of the approved Covid-19 vaccinations yesterday after a very slow start last month. The Trump Administration promised 20 million vaccinations by December 31, but three weeks into January only 19 million have been vaccinated...

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  • January 23, 2021

On the day when Republicans lost control of the US Senate, Mitch McConnell is being warned that he could be voted out as Republican leader if he votes to convict former President Trump during the impeachment trial. Republicans who know McConnell well believe he will take the temperature of the Senate...

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  • January 21, 2021

No doubt there are Trump pardons, but the cluster falls close to the _____. Apparently Trump has been advised that the optics of guilt are greater exposure to his soon to be mounting legal woes. This includes even the Trumpian small insults, a hastily assembled 1776 position paper to prescribe...

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  • January 19, 2021

The Malignant Mangoturd is trying to upstage President-elect Joe Biden one last time before he becomes President Biden (yea!) by staging a big farewell at Andrews Air Force base. There were already signs that wasn’t going to go well: While he's eagerly anticipating his military-style send-off from Joint Base Andrews...

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  • January 19, 2021

Well, this is awful.  All the sleeves rolled up and no more vaccine for the second dose.  What does that mean?  The first does was useless without the second?  Caught the news on the radio and I just got bug eyed and thought… Do we even know how this affects the...

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  • January 16, 2021

Probably the last official deal crafted by Trump will be his pardon, whether of himself or by Mike Pence after Trump’s resignation with hours or minutes to spare. One wonders if Trump will leave the customary letter to his successor in the Oval Office desk, or perhaps just leave a...

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  • January 15, 2021

A grumpy Trumpy arrived at his new domicile and got depressed over not having enough gaudy gold surroundings to remind him of his earlier, more randy life. In other news, Pence seems not to be ready to join the idiots trying to overturn the election, and the New York prosecutors...

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  • December 30, 2020

Trump’s staff may have tricked him into thinking he has a line-item veto. Attention-seeking becomes purer for the desperate POTUS*. Trump dithered because he thinks that improves an “unpredictability” brand that shines the turd of incompetence. Trying to make indecisiveness a fashion statement only works when horseshoes are hand grenades. One...

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  • December 28, 2020

Who would do this on Christmas Day?  Who ?   In the middle of a pandemic and all our troubles, we don’t need terrorist setting off bombs anytime but today?  Nashville folks check in. http://www.cnn.com/… Officials believe that a Christmas morning explosion in downtown Nashville was an intentional act, according to...

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  • December 25, 2020

This continues the diary of two days ago. Nostalgia is a coping mechanism at the place known for its association with William Faulkner. Oxford Mississippi is a place where the nostalgia for a lost cause remains a kind of delusion. When injuries are imagined and retribution seems easy, this happens where...

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  • December 24, 2020

There are now so many pardon requests there’s a spreadsheet for them, but Trump’s so angry at the lost loyalty, the list could be smaller. Trump just sees no evil, even in a mirror. There may be a firing spree, among other irrational acts by a Trump now confronted by...

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  • December 16, 2020

We are in that strange place where a respected rival gets to lead infrastructure change in a critical area of the US economy and a nutter in VA wants fascism. Darn Constitutional freedoms juxtaposed on the same day. Perhaps trains will run on time. President-elect Joe Biden has tapped former South Bend, Ind.,...

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  • December 15, 2020

http://www.cnn.com/… Disgust with Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the election and GOP leadership’s acquiescence in damaging American democracy has led to one member saying, “Enough”. Paul Mitchell of Michigan, a retiring member of the US House, has resigned from the Republican Party. In an exclusive interview, Rep. Paul Mitchell, Republican of Michigan,...

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  • December 14, 2020

Total Landscape losing with “strained legal arguments”, free of factual proof. x Judge in the Pennsylvania case really took the Trump team to the woodshed. https://t.co/IXyeyjuiM0 pic.twitter.com/JIbS9OwRbU— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) November 21, 2020 “In the United States of America, this cannot justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, let...

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  • November 22, 2020

x After several negative tests, I learned I was positive for COVID-19 this AM. I’m feeling good & experiencing very mild symptoms. I’ll be working from home until it’s safe for me to return to DC. I remind everyone to be careful & do the right things to protect yourselves...

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  • November 20, 2020

x After several negative tests, I learned I was positive for COVID-19 this AM. I’m feeling good & experiencing very mild symptoms. I’ll be working from home until it’s safe for me to return to DC. I remind everyone to be careful & do the right things to protect yourselves...

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  • November 20, 2020

Today’s Trump campaign press conference was called by Chris Krebs, late of DHS, the most dangerous piece of television in US history. Jenna Ellis was another lawyer willing to affirm total landscaping loyalty in all four seasons.​ x Trump's legal adviser Jenna Ellis in 2016 called him an 'idiot' and said...

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  • November 20, 2020

Trump doesn’t care whether he loses his security deposit. He just wants the chaos of dying meat processors, conspiracy-driven ICU trespassers, and a quarter-million dead Americans from COVID-19. And in foreign policy, Trump’s inviting skunk, gophers, and groundhogs into the crawlspaces before moving out.  Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump's order...

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  • November 19, 2020

Trump could try to pardon himself, but it is more likely that he could resign and VP Pence could pardon him, much like the ceremony on Tuesday, live and domestic. As a WaPo op-ed also shows he may be able to even further obstruct justice before leaving office by manipulating...

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  • November 18, 2020

1-22 record in legal challenges as GOP loses again, this time on the watchers of vote counting in Philadelphia. x Breaking: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected the Trump campaign's claim that Republicans lacked access to Philadelphia's vote count proceedings. The ruling was 5-2 against the campaign.https://t.co/tdNwajyk0Q — Kyle Griffin...

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  • November 17, 2020

CNN is now framing a narrative that Biden’s victory is inevitable, with “gap-closing” in several states perhaps to be resolved by tomorrow because of trending in PA and GA. Trump did an unhinged “press conference” at 645pm ET that essentially repeated the main themes of grievance and paranoia that will guide his post-presidency...

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  • November 6, 2020

We wondered a few years back when we were saying Buckle up…what he would do.  We wondered what his enablers would continue to back.   Would he start a war?  Would he declare martial law?  Now we know the beginning and we still don’t know the finale.   He is trying to...

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  • October 29, 2020
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