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January 25, 2021

"Kyrsten ... is not open to changing her mind about eliminating the filibuster."

I erred in our weekend Senate story suggesting that @SenatorSinema
might be entertaining a shift on the filibuster.
Not so, says spox: "Kyrsten ... is not open to changing her mind about eliminating the filibuster."
It's not just @Sen_JoeManchin, folks!


January 25, 2021

And now the Hawaii GOP is telling people to get out of their bubble... by listening to this Holocaus

And now the Hawaii GOP is telling people to get out of their bubble... by listening to this Holocaust denier


And there's this:

January 25, 2021

NEWS: Sarah Huckabee Sanders... will announce tomorrow that she's running for governor of Arkansas

NEWS: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former press secretary for President Trump, will announce tomorrow that she’s running for governor of Arkansas. She’s seen as leader in the polls and the president’s preferred candidate in a GOP state. Expect video announcement of her bid. Yeah but I


January 25, 2021

David Gura: "Washington's March"

I miss Gura on MSNBC... I liked his morning weekend show.
January 24, 2021

Bernie Sanders meme used in new book created by metro Detroit entrepreneur


It has 20 pages of photos from other events with this now signature picture of Sanders hidden somewhere on the page. The 21-year-old from West Bloomfield had his friend, Taylor Dodson, help design the book.

“It’s really hard for people to find joy right now and this is just a real easy way to have it in their homes, be able to share with their friends,” Dodson said.

The two are taking orders on a website and a printing company in Southfield is getting ready to roll out the book. The profits will be donated to an organization for covid-19 relief.

“We’re working with a company called the One Fair Wage Emergency Fund and we actually got them off the Bernie campaign website,” Feber explained.

You may remember seeing Feber on the TV show "Shark Tank" promoting his cold brew coffee less than two years ago.

After selling that company last year, the college student decided he needed a new project while helping the community. Feber says the fund supports gig workers or hourly employees who have been hard hit by the pandemic.

“So, if they need money for rent or money for food, this charity helps them," he said. "In turn, buying our book directly supports them.”


The ripple effect!
January 24, 2021

Fauci on What Working for Trump Was Really Like

From denialism to death threats, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci describes a fraught year as an adviser to President Donald J. Trump on the Covid-19 pandemic.

For almost 40 years, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci has held two jobs. As director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, he has run one of the country’s premier research institutions. But he has also been an adviser to seven presidents, from Ronald Reagan to, now, Joseph R. Biden Jr., called upon whenever a health crisis looms to brief the administration, address the World Health Organization, testify before Congress or meet with the news media.

For Dr. Fauci, 80, the past year has stood out like no other. As the coronavirus ravaged the country, Dr. Fauci’s calm counsel and commitment to hard facts endeared him to millions of Americans. But he also became a villain to millions of others. Trump supporters chanted “Fire Fauci,” and the president mused openly about doing so. He was accused of inventing the virus and of being part of a secret cabal with Bill Gates and George Soros to profit from vaccines. His family received death threats. On Jan. 21, appearing in his first press briefing under the Biden administration, Dr. Fauci described the “liberating feeling” of once again being able to “get up here and talk about what you know — what the evidence, what the science is — and know that’s it, let the science speak.”

In an hourlong conversation with The New York Times over the weekend, Dr. Fauci described some of the difficulties, and the toll, of working with President Donald J. Trump. (This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.)


January 24, 2021

Call Your Mother Deli: What a GREAT Sunday surprise! Thrilled to have an admin again who will love..

What a GREAT Sunday surprise! Thrilled to have an admin again who will love all that DC has to offer — starting with sesame bagels!! Come back anytime @JoeBiden



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