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Exclusive: Rep. Val Demings Discusses Announcement Of U.S. Senate Run - The ReidOut - MSNBC

Rep. Val Demings discusses her U.S. Senate run against incumbent Marco Rubio in an exclusive interview with Joy Reid on The ReidOut on MSNBC. Aired on 06/09/2021.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jun 9, 2021, 11:10 PM (4 replies)

The Daily Show: Kamala's Central America Tour, Corona's True Origins & The FBI's Tech Trap

Vice President Kamala Harris issues a warning to anyone considering entering the U.S. from the southern border, a research facility revisits the possibility that the coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab, and the FBI uses a fake messaging app to catch criminals.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jun 9, 2021, 10:50 PM (0 replies)

EPA chief emphasizes staffing, environmental justice in Appropriations testimony

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan addressed the agency’s fiscal 2022 budget request Wednesday before the Senate Appropriations Committee, focusing on depleted staffing and calls for improvements to water infrastructure.

Committee Chairman Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) told Regan he likes “the values I see in this budget,” adding, “I stand ready to help the administration provide the resources we need to tackle these really important challenges.”

Regan told the panel the agency was asking for an increase of just over 1,000 employees, which he said were “the numbers we believe we need to focus on providing the appropriate research, the analytical capabilities to inform our regulations.”

“With this increase we will still have a significantly reduced workforce,” he added. “What we hope to do with this thousand employees is replenish the capacity we’ve lost, but also build the capacity that we need for future activities to protect our air, water and land.”

Regan also addressed the budget request’s provisions on environmental justice, which he said “underpins all of our work.”

“The pandemic ignited a perfect storm for communities of color and low-income communities who already bear the highest burdens of pollution,” Regan said. “The budget invests $936 million toward ... accelerating environmental and economic justice initiatives for efforts across the agency that will help create jobs, clean up pollution and secure environmental justice for communities who have been left behind far too often.”

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/557560-epa-chief-emphasizes-staffing-environmental-justice-in

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jun 9, 2021, 09:40 PM (0 replies)

Trump's 2021 Legal Nightmare Turns On Money Man Who Flipped Before - The Beat - MSNBC

The Trump Org now faces a criminal probe putting heat on a CFO who has cooperated with investigators before - up to a point. MSNBC’s Ari Melber reports on Allen Weisselberg’s key role in the case, with detailed reports on his rise through the Trump Org and original reporting drawing on interviews with people cooperating with the new probe and other eyewitnesses — with one saying he must be “shaking in his boots.” Aired on 06/09/2021.

Mueller Prosecutor Reveals Key To Trump Org Criminal Probe - The Beat - MSNBC

As the criminal probe into the Trump Organization intensifies and the pressure builds against the company’s CFO Allen Weisselberg to flip, former DOJ official Andrew Weissmann joins MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber to discuss what makes people flip and how people can sometimes cooperate with officials while continuing to commit crimes. Aired on 06/09/2021.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jun 9, 2021, 09:20 PM (0 replies)

Barbara Comstock Speaks Urgency Of Subpoenas To Investigate 1/6 - Deadline - MSNBC

Former Republican Congresswoman from Virginia Barbara Comstock suggests that Democrats should be more aggressive in obtaining information about what was going on at the White House and among Trump allies on January 6th. Aired on 06/09/2021.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jun 9, 2021, 09:10 PM (0 replies)

Susan Collins Sad That Joe Manchin Has Replaced Her as Most Annoying Senator

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Senator Susan Collins said that she is “a little bit sad” to see Senator Joe Manchin replace her as the nation’s most annoying senator.

“For years, I’ve been the most aggravating person in this legislative chamber, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” she said. “Still, if an obscure senator from Maine can’t wield outsized power anymore, it’s only fitting that the baton be passed to an obscure senator from West Virginia.”

Asked to remember a particularly gratifying moment from her long reign of irritation, Collins said, “It would have to be when I kept everyone guessing about how I’d vote on Kavanaugh. Those were good times.”

In an official response to her remarks, Manchin said, “I’ve been a big fan of Susan Collins’s work as a vexing time-waster for as long as I can remember. In terms of being infuriating, she has set the bar very, very high for me.”

Short article, no more at link: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/susan-collins-sad-that-joe-manchin-has-replaced-her-as-most-annoying-senator

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jun 9, 2021, 08:53 PM (16 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 6/8/21

Exactly What You Thought, But So Much Worse Than You Imagined

In this edition of Stephen's unfortunately ongoing segment, he looks at damning findings of law enforcement failures leading up to the Jan 6th Capitol riot, and an insane election fraud theory known as "Italygate."

Quarantinewhile... Simone Biles Is A Pure Delight

Quarantinewhile... America's sweetheart and record-setting gymnast Simone Biles was a joy to watch as she won her latest title with a tumbling pass that bears her name.

Trump's tech idea gets Pony Express endorsement

When Donald Trump suggests avoiding cyber-attacks by returning to paper-based accounting, a Pony Express rider joins to wholeheartedly agree.

EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Rudy Giuliani's Weird Call With Ukraine

That last one definitely wasn't a sound effect.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jun 9, 2021, 04:40 AM (0 replies)

Trump Corruption of DOJ Lingers Under Garland, Risks Precedent - Rachel Maddow - MSNBC

Rachel Maddow reviews the abuse of the Department of Justice by Bill Barr in sacrificing justice to serve the political needs of Donald Trump, and notes that rather than cleaning the department with accountability for indulging that corruption, Attorney General Merrick Garland is apparently punishing none of it and even continuing some of it, risking a precedent that will surely be embraced by the next corrupt president. Aired on 06/08/2021.

GOP Succeeds In Wasting Democrats' Time In Power - Rachel Maddow - MSNBC

Rachel Maddow shares the unsurprising news that White House negotiations with Republicans on an infrastructure bill have ended with no deal but with Republicans having successfully wasted almost two weeks of time that Democrats could have been putting to more productive use. Aired on 06/08/2021.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jun 9, 2021, 03:15 AM (15 replies)

ProPublica Report: How The Wealthiest Are Avoiding Paying Income Taxes - The Last Word - MSNBC

Tax experts Dorothy Brown and David Cay Johnston join Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss how a new ProPublica report on the wealthiest Americans avoiding income taxes proves that “we do not have a progressive tax system in America.” Aired on 06/08/2021.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:53 AM (1 replies)

That's Rich: How U.S. Billionaires Avoided Paying Any Income Taxes - The Mehdi Hasan Show

A ProPublica report revealed how some of America’s wealthiest people paid zero, zilch, nada, some year, in federal income taxes. Author Anand Giridharadas and economist Arthur Laffer have a fiery debate on how much the nation’s top earners should be taxed.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:15 AM (0 replies)
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