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Thank you for your support, @jvn ! Shoulder to shoulder, we're going to fight for #MedicareForAll.

https://twitter.com/ewarren/status/1177037779508899840
https://twitter.com/GeorgeTakei/status/1177341827231420416

Bennet Leads Senate Democrats in Calling on Interior Secretary to Terminate Acting BLM Director's...

Bennet Leads Senate Democrats in Calling on Interior Secretary to Terminate Acting BLM Director’s Authority

Washington, D.C. – Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet led a letter with 11 additional Senate Democrats urging U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to terminate William Perry Pendley’s authority as acting director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). In the letter, the senators outline their concerns with Pendley’s advocacy for the widespread sale of public lands, his efforts to roll back key conservation laws, and his long-held disregard for the important role BLM plays in managing our public lands.

“As the BLM considers a major reorganization, there is no reason for this effort to be led by an Acting Director who spent his career attempting to dismantle the agency. Keeping Mr. Pendley atop the BLM is an affront to all Americans who believe in the balanced, multiple use and sustained yield mission of the agency,” wrote the senators.

“The American people deserve better. Therefore, we request that you rescind Mr. Pendley’s authority as Acting Director of the BLM and that the President nominate a BLM Director with a true commitment to our public lands and waters,” the letter continues.

In addition to Bennet, the letter was signed by U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) , Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii).

https://www.bennet.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2019/9/bennet-leads-senate-democrats-in-calling-on-interior-secretary-to-terminate-acting-blm-director-s-authority


Word of the Day: "stramash" - uproar, chaos, turmoil (Scots; satisfyingly onomatopoeic).

Word of the Day: “stramash” - uproar, chaos, turmoil (Scots; satisfyingly onomatopoeic). Of the sea, in a turbulent fury; of politics, in a state of ruin or wreckage. “To stramash” is to shatter, to bring to destruction.

William McTaggart, ‘The Storm’ (1890) @NatGalleriesSco



https://twitter.com/RobGMacfarlane/status/1177100600502378496

Hmmm... The White House just sent its talking points on Ukraine to House Democrats.

Hmmm… The White House just sent its talking points on Ukraine to House Democrats.

Here are some screenshots, per source.





https://twitter.com/AndrewDesiderio/status/1176884014768185344


EDIT (to add):

Source says the White House just sent a follow-up to “recall” the email to House Democrats containing talking points...
https://twitter.com/AndrewDesiderio/status/1176890146567983104

O.M.G.

U.S. Threat to Withdraw From Postal Treaty Prompts Emergency Talks

Source: NYT

The Trump administration, angry over lower postal rates for China, may leave a longstanding international shipping agreement.

GENEVA — Emergency talks began on Tuesday as delegates from nearly 150 countries tried to prevent a massive disruption to international postal services that could occur if President Trump pulls America out of a United Nations body that has regulated mail services for more than a century.

The United States has threatened to leave the body, the Universal Postal Union, after Oct. 17 if its members don’t change the system of fees that postal services charge for collection and delivery of mail and small parcels.

Of particular concern to the Trump administration is the sliding scale of fees that allows China, the world’s second largest economy, to take advantage of lower rates that are available to developing countries. Those fees, which have been in place since 1969, were modified and partly raised in 2016, but the administration has argued the changes did not go far enough.

As a result, it remains cheaper for manufacturers in countries like China and Cambodia to send a small package to the United States than it is for American businesses to ship them from Los Angeles to New York, according to Peter Navarro, a trade adviser to Mr. Trump.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/25/business/universal-postal-union-withdraw.html

Trump has returned to Trump Tower for what aides are calling "executive time," per pooler @agearan.

Eli Stokols @EliStokols

Trump has returned to Trump Tower for what aides are calling “executive time,” per pooler @agearan. Just in time to watch Pelosi’s statement on TV.

https://twitter.com/EliStokols/status/1176599886873190401

So, I guess all the children were there to cheer on daddy today:


The Twit tweets: [I] have authorized the release tomorrow of the complete, fully declassified and...

I am currently at the United Nations representing our Country, but have authorized the release tomorrow of the complete, fully declassified and unredacted transcript of my phone conversation with President Zelensky of Ukraine....

....You will see it was a very friendly and totally appropriate call. No pressure and, unlike Joe Biden and his son, NO quid pro quo! This is nothing more than a continuation of the Greatest and most Destructive Witch Hunt of all time!

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1176559970390806530

The Twit tweets about Greta Thunberg (grrrrr):

https://twitter.com/eugenegu/status/1176340393538936834
https://twitter.com/eugenegu/status/1176342314597224448
Asshole.

There's a tweet for that:


https://twitter.com/williamlegate/status/1104852525734342657
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