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August 3, 1996: "Macarena" topped the Billboard Hot 100 ... 26 days later, this happened:


DOJ officials rejected colleague's request to intervene in Georgia's election certification: Emails

Source: ABC

Top members of the Department of Justice last year rebuffed another DOJ official who asked them to urge officials in Georgia to investigate and perhaps overturn President Joe Biden's victory in the state -- long a bitter point of contention for former President Donald Trump and his team -- before the results were certified by Congress, emails reviewed by ABC News show.

The emails, dated Dec. 28, 2020, show the former acting head of DOJ's civil division, Jeffrey Clark, circulating a draft letter -- which he wanted then-acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen and acting deputy attorney general Richard Donoghue to sign off on -- urging Georgia's governor and other top officials to convene the state legislature into a special session so lawmakers could investigate claims of voter fraud.

"The Department of Justice is investigating various irregularities in the 2020 election for President of the United States," the draft letter said. "The Department will update you as we are able on investigatory progress, but at this time we have identified significant concerns that may have impacted the outcome of the election in multiple States, including the State of Georgia."

The draft letter states: "While the Department of Justice believe[s] the Governor of Georgia should immediately call a special session to consider this important and urgent matter, if he declines to do so, we share with you our view that the Georgia General Assembly has implied authority under the Constitution of the United States to call itself into special session for [t]he limited purpose of considering issues pertaining to the appointment of Presidential Electors."

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/doj-officials-rejected-colleagues-request-intervene-georgias-election/story


Schumer/McConnell both come out to give their weekly pressers at the same time


Cuomo included photos of Obama and Bush hugging *hurricane victims* in his 85-page defense, ...

Cuomo included photos of Obama and Bush hugging *hurricane victims* in his 85-page defense, most of which is pictures


Also included in Exhibit 2 are pics of Biden, Harris, Pelosi, Schumer, H. Clinton...


So strange.

Police officer dies in shooting outside the Pentagon building, law enforcement sources say


A police officer died Tuesday following a shooting outside the Pentagon building, according to three law enforcement sources.

While the exact circumstances of the shooting are still unclear, CNN previously reported that an officer had been shot in the incident. The Pentagon Force Protection Agency, which oversees the security of the Pentagon, did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.

Pentagon Force Protection Agency Chief Woodrow Kusse will brief reporters on Tuesday afternoon with Pentagon press secretary John Kirby to provide more information

The “shooting event” occurred on the bus platform on the Pentagon complex and prompted a lockdown of the building with no personnel allowed outside, according to a message that was sent to the Pentagon workforce by the Pentagon Force Protection Agency.

The lockdown has since been lifted, the agency announced later Tuesday, tweeting: “The Pentagon has lifted the lock down and has reopened. Corridor 2 and the Metro entrance remains closed. Corridor 3 is open for pedestrian traffic.”


Senate passes bill to award congressional gold medal to Capitol Police

Source: The Hill

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to award congressional gold medals to law enforcement agencies that responded to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

The Senate unanimously approved the legislation, which previously passed the House in March.

The bill provides a congressional gold medal to the U.S. Capitol Police, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) of the District Columbia and a third medal to be displayed at the Smithsonian in honor of other law enforcement officials that responded to the crisis.

The architect of the Capitol would also be given a medal to be displayed in the building.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/566099-senate-passes-bill-to-award-congressional-gold-medal-to-capitol-police

Olympics: Women's Balance Beam (spoiler)


BREAKING: The NLRB has issued a recommendation finding that Amazon illegally used a ballot dropbox..

BREAKING: The NLRB has issued a recommendation finding that Amazon illegally used a ballot dropbox to defeat the Bessemer union drive, per a source.

The NLRB will issue a final decision later that could overturn the results.

We documented Amazon’s actions in detail. More soon.

“In a final step towards a formal decision, the Hearing Officer who presided over the case has determined that Amazon violated labor law; and is recommending that the Regional Director set aside the results of the election and direct a second election.”



Paris World Fair 1900. The fair was open for 7 months and more then 48 million people visited.


The Exposition Universelle of 1900, better known in English as the 1900 Paris Exposition, was a world's fair held in Paris, France, from 14 April to 12 November 1900, to celebrate the achievements of the past century and to accelerate development into the next. The fair, visited by nearly 50 million, displayed many technological innovations, including the Grande Roue de Paris Ferris wheel, the moving sidewalk, diesel engines, talking films, escalators, and the telegraphone (the first magnetic audio recorder). It also brought international attention to the Art Nouveau style. Additionally, it showcased France as a major colonial power through numerous pavilions built on the hill of the Trocadero Palace. Major structures remaining from the Exposition include the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais, the Pont Alexandre III, the Gare d'Orsay railroad station (now the Musée d'Orsay) and two original entrances of Paris Métro stations by Hector Guimard.


Aerial view of the Exposition Universelle

View of the Exposition from the Pont Alexandre III

Pavilions of the Nations

Pavillon of the United States.

The Cinéorama, a simulated voyage in a balloon with motion pictures projected on a circular screen.

Station of the Moving sidewalk at Les Invalides.

Mary Trump lowkey called Meghan McCain a coward for skipping out on this segment.

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