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Campaign says Biden misspoke on Iraq War

Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden's campaign said Monday that the former vice president misspoke when he said that he immediately opposed the Iraq War.

"Vice President Biden misspoke by saying that he declared his opposition to the war immediately," senior campaign adviser Antony Blinken told The Washington Post for a fact-checking piece on Biden's Iraq stance.

"He opposed the way we went to war and the way the war was being carried out. He has for many years called his vote a mistake and takes full responsibility for it."

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/460510-biden-campaign-says-candidate-misspoke-on-iraq-war

this dog isn't afraid of the vacuum

https://twitter.com/humorandanimals/status/1171073172340465664

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Angela Basset:

“When they tell you that you’re angry or nasty, you tell them that they’re mistaken. This is me being resolute and standing firmly in my truth.” @ImAngelaBassett took us to church!! 🙌🏾 #BlackGirlsRock

https://twitter.com/Essence/status/1170889118374662144

NOAA's chief scientist will investigate why agency backed Trump over its experts on Dorian, email sh

Source: WaPo

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration acting chief scientist said in an email to colleagues Sunday that he is investigating whether the agency’s response to President Trump’s Hurricane Dorian tweets constituted a violation of NOAA policies and ethics.

In an email to NOAA staff that was obtained by The Washington Post, the official, Craig McLean, called the agency’s response “political” and a “danger to public health and safety.”

President Trump’s incorrect assertion on Sept. 1 that Alabama was at risk from Hurricane Dorian set off a chain of confusion and outrage among the public, and within NOAA. At the time, the National Weather Service’s forecast guidance showed only a very small risk to tropical storm-force winds.

While the NWS’s Birmingham division quickly corrected the president on Sept. 1 without naming him, NOAA officials caused an internal uproar on Sept. 6 when the agency issued an unsigned statement that defended Trump’s false claim about Alabama and admonished the Weather Service’s Birmingham division for speaking “in absolute terms.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/09/09/noaas-chief-scientist-will-investigate-why-agency-backed-trump-over-its-experts-dorian-email-shows/?tid=sm_tw

Exclusive: US extracted top spy from inside Russia in 2017

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)In a previously undisclosed secret mission in 2017, the United States successfully extracted from Russia one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Russian government, multiple Trump administration officials with direct knowledge told CNN.

A person directly involved in the discussions said that the removal of the Russian was driven, in part, by concerns that President Donald Trump and his administration repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence and could contribute to exposing the covert source as a spy.

The decision to carry out the extraction occurred soon after a May 2017 meeting in the Oval Office in which Trump discussed highly classified intelligence with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then-Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak. The intelligence, concerning ISIS in Syria, had been provided by Israel.

The disclosure to the Russians by the President, though not about the Russian spy specifically, prompted intelligence officials to renew earlier discussions about the potential risk of exposure, according to the source directly involved in the matter.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/09/politics/russia-us-spy-extracted/index.html?utm_content=2019-09-09T13%3A03%3A12&utm_term=image&utm_source=twCNNp&utm_medium=social

Mathematical Dance !!

https://twitter.com/eyeofastronomy/status/1170739819431038977

HighWomen with Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell, and Yola "Highwoman" Live



I was a Highwoman
And a mother from my youth
For my children I did what I had to do
My family left Honduras when they killed the Sandinistas
We followed a coyote through the dust of Mexico
Every one of them except for me survived
And I am still alive

I was a healer
I was gifted as a girl
I laid hands upon the world
Someone saw me sleeping naked in the noon sun
I heard "witchcraft" in the whispers and I knew my time had come
The bastards hung me at the Salem gallows hill
But I am living still

I was a freedom rider
When we thought the South had won
Virginia in the spring of '61
I sat down on the Greyhound that was bound for Mississippi
My mother asked me if that ride was worth my life
And when the shots rang out I never heard the sound
But I am still around

And I'll take that ride again
And again
And again
And again
And again

I was a preacher
My heart broke for all the world
But teaching was unrighteous for a girl
In the summer I was baptized in the mighty Colorado
In the winter I heard the hounds and I knew I had been found
And in my Savior's name, I laid my weapons down
But I am still around

We are The Highwomen
Singing stories still untold
We carry the sons you can only hold
We are the daughters of the silent generations
You sent our hearts to die alone in foreign nations
It may return to us as tiny drops of rain
But we will still remain

And we'll come back again and again and again
And again and again
We'll come back again and again and again
And again and again

... new book 'She Said' we learn just how far Bloom was willing to go to destroy women who were...

1. It's no secret that Lisa Bloom repped Harvey Weinstein & worked w/ him to discredit accusers

But in @jodikantor @mega2e's new book 'She Said' we learn just how far Bloom was willing to go to destroy women who were the targets of Weinstein's predation

https://nyti.ms/2k5dpuH



https://twitter.com/yashar/status/1170695516524560385

I'm not really sure I understand the rules of this game....

https://twitter.com/Mr_Meowwwgi/status/1170405671642259457

The CDC found that an 11-year-old black child is 10 times more likely to drown than a white child...

https://twitter.com/vicenews/status/1170441612599549952
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