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Former President Trump ordered the Pentagon to release all of its information on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) within 18 days in his last coronavirus relief bill in December 2020. More inexplicable sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) will be released for public scrutiny in June — including a UFO that broke...

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  • May 29, 2021

Caravan with a drum solo, perhaps Trump will go to the border to help frame what is appearing to be deliberate GOP orchestration of migrant issues at the southern border. As if the Trumpian chaos never existed for four years, with declared emergencies, veiled threats of terrorists, and then that...

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  • March 30, 2021

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen’s (D. MD) re-election campaign: Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D. MD) Today the Senate begins confirmation hearings for President Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. I worked closely with Xavier during our time serving...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • February 24, 2021

Remember back in the olden days when Republicans were consistently willing to set aside petty partisanship and perpetual grievance in order to ensure that only the most qualified individuals were given top government posts? Yeah, me neither. Before we get to the current minority party obstruction, let’s all hop in the Wayback...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 23, 2021

http://www.nytimes.com/… The number of Americans who have received at least one Covid-19 dose exceeded 25.2 million yesterday, as the number of shots administered Friday was more than 1.5 million for the day. This includes over 1.1 million who received their first shot and almost 400,000 who received their second. Joe Biden set a...

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  • Avatar of Mastergardener2k
  • January 31, 2021

http://www.nytimes.com/… The number of Americans who have received at least one Covid-19 dose exceeded 25.2 million yesterday, as the number of shots administered Friday was more than 1.5 million for the day. This includes over 1.1 million who received their first shot and almost 400,000 who received their second. Joe Biden set a...

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  • Avatar of Mastergardener2k
  • January 31, 2021

Crimes against humanity by needless deaths, because sending Americans a check with his name on it obligated a vote. Trump needed anti-masking reactionaries and antivaxxers to merge in order to foment some naïve idea of herd immunity such that wanting to get more people infected was more important to the...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • December 19, 2020

Joy Reid just showed a memo from the quack Trump picked and it is a bloody memo.   We need some folks going to Gitmo or International courts for human rights violations.  Are you listening Desantis?   This applies to you as well.  Afterall, Ron, you worked at Gitmo and proudly claim...

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  • Avatar of Vetwife
  • December 17, 2020

A presidency whose essence is publicity and public relations, because the most important thing before declaring the pandemic over, was to “defeat despair and inspire hope”. The most important thing to Trump is to divert attention from what you aren’t doing, and defeating despair is like a war on terror....

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • October 29, 2020

The war on Xmas continues as Santas aren’t essential workers, but VP Pence is, ignoring the guidelines to quarantine after being exposed to not an insignificant number of staffers infected by COVID19. Elves and Mrs. Claus could still be included in the unemployment figures for vaccine promotion. Despair still must...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • October 26, 2020

Chris Hayes gave a dire description of Trump's herd immunity policy that will send chills down the spine of most Americans. Elections matter. Herd immunity raises it's head again x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. One of President Trump’s top medical advisers is urging the White House to embrace a...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • October 23, 2020

Recent Trump appearances have revealed that his giving lip service to vaccines has remained secondary to a continuing belief in herd immunity as if death would be a luck of the draw, or just bad luck, perhaps sacrifices rationalized by some religion. The vaccine is a panacea in terms of any pre-November announcement...

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  • September 17, 2020

I have a legitimate concern.   I have passed by the CDC more times than I can count.  Emory Hospital, Eglestons Children Hospital and the VA are all right there near the CDC.   I have no idea how many competent scientists and docs work at these life saving facilities.  None of...

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  • Avatar of Vetwife
  • September 15, 2020

40,000 cases a day and 1,000 deaths a day but this is altered?  I just saw this on CNN.  Is this not criminal? http://www.cnn.com/… (CNN)Trump-appointed communications officials at the US Department of Health and Human Services pushed to change language to weekly science reports released by the US Centers for...

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  • Avatar of Vetwife
  • September 12, 2020

Trump thinks the Law and Order message will sell, but the failure is in his America. Former CNN iReporter Jose Williams tells us about the March on Washington. Jose Williams on, March on Washington. Trump’s America x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • August 31, 2020

Live Blog below: Trump to hold press conference today at 5:30 in briefing room Apparently they’ve given up trying to announce it for 5pm. Will Trump show up on time? Will there be medical professionals there, or generals to affirm yesterday’s “attack” in Beirut? Trump on Obama's speech at John...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • August 5, 2020

Hey, guys. Never mind that a thousand people are dying every day from COVID-19, long after most other countries have gotten the virus under control. There are some things you just can’t do anything about because … you just can't. Lay off, already. God grant me the serenity to accept the...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • July 26, 2020

MSNBC Host Nicolle Wallace masterfully called out GOP Miami Mayor Francis Suarez as he tried to blame CDC as opposed to Trump for COVID-19 continued failed response. Nicolle Wallace pleasantly scolds mayor Francis Suarez on behalf of CDC x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. Nicolle Wallace asked a simple question....

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • July 21, 2020

Trump continues to ignore the COVID-19 crisis, trying pathetically to divert attention with cranes, weights reminding us of the Python 16 tons, and trucks. because this is what deregulation does not look like, but only idiots in the WH PR team would choose Monty Python weights WaPo’s Philip Bump addresses how...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • July 17, 2020

More Trump shtick, recycling old material, but he still loves trucks. The president is ranting about shower heads, dishwashers, and light bulbs. Now Fox News is fact-checking IMPOTUS*. x Cool. Now do one for the weight of 135,000 dead Americans. And 30 million unemployed workers. https://t.co/kKPThOG7za— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • July 16, 2020

Trump apparently believes that science should not stand in the way of full schools, because his truism is that the economy must turn around for him to be reelected. Also COVID data must now go to HHS rather than CDC, because it can be suppressed/filtered. One of the latest models...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • July 16, 2020

Turns out George Orwell lacked imagination. Donald Trump has already decried our robust (er, 23rd-ranked by number of tests per capita, but who’s counting?) testing regime because it makes him look bad. He’s said that if we didn’t test we’d have very few cases. Which sort of makes sense if...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • July 14, 2020

I watched Mike Pence’s joint appearance today with TX Gov. Greg Abbott, and wanted to point out the latest, harmful and obfuscating dodge when it comes to wearing face masks.  There are many other examples of this with Pence, but I will use this latest appearance as the example.  Multiple...

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  • June 28, 2020

Chuck Todd scolded Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services for spinning Trump's administration's irresponsible face mask example. Chuck Todd scolds Alex Azar x x YouTube Video Check out full episodes here. Chuck Todd did fairly well today as he interrogated Secretary of Health and Human Resources Alex Azar. Even as...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • June 28, 2020

Live Stream at HHS x 12:30pm ET today (6/26/2020), there’ll be a Covid-19 Taskforce briefing, the 1st in ~2 months. Hope for more truth/facts from Dr. Fauci, but suspect Pence’ll ‘happytalk’ it instead. I trust Dr. Fauci, less so Dr. Birx & CDC’s Dr. Redfield (think CDC’s been muzzled by...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • June 26, 2020

Donald Trump has said he is terminating the nation’s relationship with the World Health Organization. Trump, who has threatened to withhold funding from the organisation, says the US will redirect funds to other bodies. This announcement is within the tactical measures Trump has adopted for his reelection campaign, hoping to blame...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • May 29, 2020

Today’s presser had more Trump lies. Trump claimed that the numbers are now going down. They aren’t. The same press questions happened and Trump chose not to answer ones asking for specificity. Why can’t we get tested as easily as Trump.  He didn’t answer that question. Trump repeats his same bafflegab,...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • May 11, 2020

There could be a moment where the death toll could become a 9/11 every day, resulting in carnage that was avoidable.  It is about keeping numbers down, aided by testing undercounts and shortfalls in testing at the state level, while promising a vaccine “miracle” in time for election day. Trump has...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • May 8, 2020

Trump keeps lying as he goes to Camp David for a “working weekend”, prepping for a Fox News Town Hall on Sunday. x Trump is again describing their problem-plagued pandemic response as a great success, citing model estimates of up to 2.2 million people dying. “We have saved thousands and...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • May 1, 2020

273 days left in the cluster of incompetence that is the Trump regime. Was Trump and Fox News hyping hydroxychloroquine really a pump and dump scheme? HHS Secretary Alex Azar tapped Brian Harrison, a trusted aide who joined the government after running a dog-breeding business for six years . For a few critical weeks, the...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • April 23, 2020

I often find, in history as well as in current events, that having a timeline can be very useful in sorting out just what happened and when, and for judging claims made later on. It is, unfortunately, impossible to do a full timeline on Trump’s mishandling, misadministration, and maladministration of...

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  • Avatar of dankoh
  • April 15, 2020

But Trump is all about the necessity of hurting people. His cruelty and sado-populism continue to manifest themselves during this pandemic as he continues to tout corporations as the only savior for a leader like Boris Johnson. His mercenary rule comes with the daily COVID taskforce briefing as propaganda so...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • April 7, 2020

Health and Human Services Assistant Inspector General Ann Maxwell is a dead woman walking with regards to her job.  A reporter brought up Maxwell’s report on the dire state of American hospitals with regards to coronavirus testing and needed supplies at Trump’s daily coronavirus rally today.  And Trump went ballistic. ...

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  • Avatar of Merlin1963
  • April 6, 2020

The nation is now reaping the consequences of the Trump regime’s massive inaction and ignorance in the face of actual warnings, mechanisms, and planning initiatives. By the time Donald Trump proclaimed himself a wartime president — and the coronavirus the enemy — the United States was already on course to see...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • April 5, 2020

New Trump Covid-19 taskforce briefing It started early today, as it tends to on Saturdays, Sunday will likely start later. x Wow Trump, who says he tested negative for virus twice, says he may start take hydroxychloroquine, anti-malaria drug he thinks may be a “game changer” for treating coronavirus. He...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • April 4, 2020

Trump Presser / Campaign rally substitute. Live Blog below x Pres Trump at WH says Dr. Fauci & Dr. Birx will be going over data & models about the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. He also reiterated that WH guidelines go through 4/30. “It’s a matter of life and death...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • March 31, 2020

What a difference ten years makes: In early 2010, Cory Gardner sent an email to supporters that criticized his Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey, for supporting “the most expensive spending bill in the history of the United States,” an economic stimulus package that cost upward of $800 billion. “The stimulus has failed....

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • March 31, 2020

The daily WH brief hosted by IMPOTUS is now becoming a Real Housewives show in the absence of campaign rallies and chopper talk. More whining about the press verging into intoning his complaints about the media, including Trump flirting with the OAN reporter. The reality is that new or complementary therapies won’t...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • March 19, 2020

The Federal government excels at producing documents, in this case the head of the Executive Branch “looked the other way until it was too late.” This not-yet-released HHS report on COVID-19 projects an 18-month-long tsunami of nationwide disease and death. The Trump administration could’ve stemmed the tide but looked the...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • March 18, 2020

We remain ready for Trump’s “Way-to-go Brownie” moment, although that may remain the cipher for his entire presidency, having failed the tests of leadership by obfuscating every moment with disinformation and outright lies. Bush's response was to give his buddy Brownie a “way to go!” thumbs up. x 1. Had tests available so we...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • March 8, 2020

More GOP stunts rather than action. Trump continues to emit a cloud of disinformation about the lag in testing which because of a lag in data is causing public anxiety. Example: CDC says there are 80 cases (there are 158). (CNN) President Donald Trump sought to lay blame on the Obama administration for slowing down...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • March 5, 2020

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. Justice Sotomayor warned that, thanks in part to Trump's...

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  • Avatar of smallch
  • February 28, 2020

Trump’s Katrina is coming. The global economy will be making a downturn with the coronavirus COVID-19. Trump just had another lie-filled presser claiming it will all get better and that there will soon be a vaccine (experts say 1-2 years away). Daniel Dale does another tweet thread. x Trump says he's...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 27, 2020

Cooties! Sinophobia! Trump White House Resists Calls To Appoint A Coronavirus Czar (Jared Kushner?) (and he tries to blame the Democrats for the stock market drop) x After HHS Sec. Alex Azar says he doesn't currently anticipate a czar to be appointed to coordinate the government's coronavirus response, Rep. Mark Pocan...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 26, 2020

Donald Trump knows how important health care is to voters these days. He saw a blue wave surge in 2018 largely because voters were torqued about Republicans’ repeated attempts to scuttle Obamacare and its ironclad protections for people with preexisting conditions. (Those attempts include a current lawsuit, backed by the...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 14, 2020

thehill.com/… This is the headline from The Hill. Lawmakers frustrated with lack of emergency funds for coronavirus The Trump administration does not plan to request emergency funding from Congress to respond to the coronavirus, a frustration for lawmakers and experts who argue it is better to be overprepared than underprepared...

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  • Avatar of Vetwife
  • February 9, 2020

is a column I strongly urge people here to read. It is subtitled “It’s easy to forget those left behind in a strong economy.” Blow writes powerfully about his own childhood as the youngest of 3 sons raised without his father after his mother ended her marriage to his philandering...

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  • December 23, 2019

Back in May, Trump pushed through a HHS administrative rule that permits medical workers to deny services based on their personal religious beliefs. As that NPR article suggests, this was unusually egregious even for a Thing Trump Did. The rule would have permitted doctors to refuse even emergency abortions… or allowed...

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  • Avatar of Spherical Aberration
  • November 6, 2019

The children were removed under the guise of a hurricane. To be clear. Miami is not under a hurricane watch or warning, nor is any of South Florida in “the cone”. In fact, there is no hurricane in the Atlantic at all. We are tropical today, but that means downpours...

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  • Avatar of Pakalolo
  • August 3, 2019

Because this is our world now. Business Insider: Among the names that have reportedly been discussed as a replacement are controversial former CIA analyst Fred Fleitz, president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP). The CSP is a far-right think tank that has been labelled a hate group by the Southern...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • July 23, 2019