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New York Times/Siena battleground polls of registered voters

New York Times/Siena battleground polls of registered voters

Biden 47%, Trump 36%

Biden 49%, Trump 38%

Biden 50%, Trump 40%

Biden 47%, Trump 41%

Biden 48%, Trump 41%

North Carolina
Biden 49%, Trump 40%


Now this is American exceptionalism (Covid-19 graph)


She Wanted to Be a Republican President. She's Voting for Biden.

Source: The Atlantic

Republicans who say Donald Trump should lose in November but insist they won’t vote for Joe Biden aren’t being honest, Carly Fiorina argues.

Fiorina was a Republican candidate for president just four years ago, and was briefly Ted Cruz’s prospective running mate. Trump needs to go, she says—and that means she’s voting for Biden.

Fiorina is not going to keep quiet, write in another candidate, or vote third-party. “I’ve been very clear that I can’t support Donald Trump,” she told me, in an interview that can be heard in full on the latest episode of The Ticket. “And elections are binary choices.” She struggled with the decision, and whether to go public. But she said that this struggle is one Republicans need to have—including those who have rationalized supporting Trump despite their disagreements, because of some of his policies or judicial appointments.

“As citizens, our vote is more than a check on a box. You know, it’s a statement about where we want to go, and I think what we need now actually is real leadership that can unify the country,” she said. “I am encouraged that Joe Biden is a person of humility and empathy and character. I think he’s demonstrated that through his life. And I think we need humility and empathy everywhere in public life right now. And I think character counts.”

Read more: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/06/carly-fiorina-vote-biden/613474/

NASA names headquarters after its first black female engineer, "Hidden Figure" Mary W. Jackson

Source: CBS

NASA announced Wednesday that it is naming its headquarters in Washington, D.C. after mathematician and aerospace engineer Mary W. Jackson. Jackson became the agency's first American American female engineer in 1958, opening up opportunities for countless women of color in STEM who followed in her footsteps.

"Mary W. Jackson was part of a group of very important women who helped NASA succeed in getting American astronauts into space. Mary never accepted the status quo, she helped break barriers and open opportunities for African Americans and women in the field of engineering and technology," Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement. "Today, we proudly announce the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building."

Jackson's career — along with those of other pioneering black NASA scientists — became widely recognized after the publication of Margot Lee Shetterly's 2016 book, "Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race." In the subsequent film "Hidden Figures," Jackson was played by award-winning musician and actress Janelle Monáe.

NASA's headquarters "appropriately sits on 'Hidden Figures Way,' a reminder that Mary is one of many incredible and talented professionals in NASA's history who contributed to this agency's success," Bridenstine said. "Hidden no more, we will continue to recognize the contributions of women, African Americans, and people of all backgrounds who have helped construct NASA's successful history to explore."

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nasa-mary-jackson-headquarters-named-for-first-black-female-engineer-hidden-figure/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e&linkId=91760549

This is so awesome!

Rep. Sean Maloney: My husband & I have been raising kids for 27 years.


Does the White House press secretary know that everything the president says is recorded?

The women bringing it again! Sisterhood.

Ron DeSantis: Today I am making a major announcement in Hialeah Gardens. Tune in at 2:30PM...

Today I am making a major announcement in Hialeah Gardens. Tune in at 2:30PM to the @floridachannel
or http://facebook.com/GovRonDeSantis.


Hmm... I wonder what this about.

From today:

De Blasio wants 'Black Lives Matter' mural painted in front of Trump Tower: report

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio wants the city to paint a Black Lives Matter mural on the street in front of Trump Tower, according to a report.

A source told the New York Post the mural would be painted on Fifth Avenue, between 56th and 57th streets, while claiming that the mayor “is doing it to antagonize the president.”

The plan has already been “finalized,” another source told the outlet. The mural “will be stenciled outside Trump Tower… sometime before July 4th weekend,” the outlet reported.

New York City is already painting “Black Lives Matter” murals on streets in each of the five boroughs as part of an initiative de Blasio announced earlier this month.


Detroit police arrest wrong Black man based on facial recognition technology error, ACLU says

A 42-year-old Black man said Detroit police unjustly arrested him after facial recognition technology incorrectly flagged him as a shoplifting suspect.

Robert Williams was arrested in January at his home in Farmington Hills in front of his wife and two young daughters and locked up for 30 hours. He was accused of stealing watches from Shinola.

While in jail, police showed him two blurry surveillance photos of the suspect.

“This is not me,” Williams recalls saying in a video about his arrest. “I hope you all don’t think all Black people look alike.”

He said one of the officers responded, “The computer must have gotten it wrong.”

It wasn't until later that night that Williams was released from jail, his attorney, Victoria Burton-Harris, said.

The charges have been dismissed.

“But the damage is done, Burton-Harris, who is running for Wayne County prosecutor, wrote in an op-ed for the ACLU on Wednesday. "Robert’s DNA sample, mugshot, and fingerprints — all of which were taken when he arrived at the detention center — are now on file. His arrest is on the record. Robert’s wife, Melissa, was forced to explain to his boss why Robert wouldn’t show up to work the next day. Their daughters can never un-see their father being wrongly arrested and taken away — their first real experience with the police.”



The World's Oldest Known Golden Retriever Celebrates Her 20th Birthday And She's Still Surprisingly

The World’s Oldest Known Golden Retriever Celebrates Her 20th Birthday And She’s Still Surprisingly Healthy

Golden Retrievers are some of the purest dogs imaginable. Everything from their friendly personality to their majestic gold fur screams let me hug you, you’re so adorable! and makes people melt at the mere sight of them.

Let us melt your heart even more. A Golden Retriever named August from Oakland, Tennessee has been in the news lately because she’s celebrating her 20th birthday—in context, she’s currently the oldest known living Golden Retriever, according to a post by GoldHeart Golden Retrievers Rescue.

Meet August, or Augie as she’s sometimes affectionately referred to. She’s a Golden Retriever born on April 24, 2000, and during her life, she has been rehomed twice before she eventually found her furever home in Oakland, Tennessee along with her two human companions, Steve and Jennifer.

Augie was 14 when she was adopted for the last time. Most tend not to adopt Golden Retrievers at such an age, as a typical lifespan of such a dog is 10 to 12 years. Knowing well enough that she’s an aged dog, the couple adopted her anyway.

Little did they know that she would continue living for another 6 years to reach a very venerable age of 20, and will become the first known Golden Retriever to grow that old.


That sweet face!
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