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January 29, 2021

SCOOP: In a pre-election video just uncovered by Mother Jones, Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene is

SCOOP: In a pre-election video just uncovered by Mother Jones, Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene is seen endorsing political violence. “The only way you get your freedoms back is it’s earned with the price of blood," she says. More here: http://mojo.ly/3ahQ9Qe

https://twitter.com/MotherJones/status/1355229440259747841

https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/1355245970431348740
January 29, 2021

Lol: Anytime Jen Psaki dunks on a reporter will henceforth be known as...

Anytime Jen Psaki dunks on a reporter will henceforth be known as a Psaki Bomb.

https://twitter.com/MeidasTouch/status/1355182325781303299



January 28, 2021

Politico reporter on a cool moment for women in the WH briefing room:

I was struck today, sitting in the WH briefing room, that the first four rows of seats were ALL female reporters from TV, the wires and print. That's a cool moment.

More easily achieved with the seats mostly empty due to COVID.


https://twitter.com/joshgerstein/status/1354928110899228673

https://twitter.com/monalee777/status/1354932124521009152

January 28, 2021

Doug Emhoff visits DC urban farm, says food insecurity is issue for everyone

Source: The Hill

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff had his first solo event on Thursday at an urban farm operated by Dreaming Out Loud, a nonprofit that works toward food security and economic opportunity.

Emhoff met with the nonprofit's executive director and founder, Chris Bradshaw. The urban farm is located at Kelly Miller Middle School in Northeast, D.C.

When asked if food insecurity will be an issue he focuses on as second gentleman he said, “I think it’s an issue for everybody.”

“We're seeing what we’re seeing on the news with lines of cars. It's got to be an issue for everybody. So, I want to do what I can to amplify it. But, I think it’s something everyone needs to be concerned about,” Emhoff said.

Bradshaw took the second gentleman on a tour of the farm. He asked Bradshaw how he got involved in this work and Bradshaw said he “saw a deep need around food.”

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/536373-doug-emhoff-visits-dc-urban-farm-says-food-insecurity-is-issue-for



https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1354926197570994177
January 28, 2021

Senate Banking Panel Plans Hearing Amid GameStop Trading Frenzy

Source: Bloomberg

The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing on “the current state of the stock market,” incoming Chairman Senator Sherrod Brown said Thursday, as a growing number of lawmakers criticized moves to curb Reddit-fueled trades in companies like GameStop Corp.

“People on Wall Street only care about the rules when they’re the ones getting hurt. American workers have known for years the Wall Street system is broken -- they’ve been paying the price,” Brown said in a statement. “It’s time for the SEC and Congress to make the economy work for everyone, not just Wall Street.”

While Brown didn’t announce a date for the hearing, a rare bipartisan collection of lawmakers joined in criticising platforms like Robinhood Markets Inc. for limiting trading in some stocks, saying it unfairly disadvantages regular people who should be allowed to trade as freely as hedge funds.

Progressives including Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Elizabeth Warren, as well as Senate Banking Republican Pat Toomey said the moves merit closer regulatory scrutiny. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called trades “interesting,“ and said the relevant agencies should examine the issue.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-28/brown-says-senate-panel-to-hold-hearing-amid-gamestop-frenzy

January 28, 2021

BOOM: incoming Chairman @SenSherrodBrown announces Senate Banking hearing on the stock market...

BOOM: incoming Chairman @SenSherrodBrown announces Senate Banking hearing on the stock market in wake of Gamestop situation

https://twitter.com/elwasson/status/1354881140453212163




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