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World historical shamelessness

Cornyn on OMB Dir nominee Tanden: "My friendly advice to President Biden is to withdraw Neera Tanden's nomination & select someone,who at the very least,has not promoted wild conspiracy theories & openly bashed people on both sides of the aisle that she happens to disagree with."

Daft Punk split up after 28 years


Iconic electronic duo Daft Punk have split up after 28 years.

Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo hinted at the news earlier today via an eight-minute YouTube video titled Epilogue. The clip, which shows one of the duo being blown up, is an excerpt from their 2006 film, Electroma. When Pitchfork followed up with Daft Punk's publicist, she confirmed the duo have broken up.

The news may come as a shock to fans. Just last April, Daft Punk were rumoured to be scoring Dario Argento's next film, Occhiali Neri.

Formed in the early '90s in Paris, Daft Punk became one of the most recognisable electronic acts in history, as famous for their robot suits as for hits such as "One More Time," "Get Lucky" and "Around The World."

IF the parliamentarian tosses the wage increase from reconciliation, will 10 Rethugs support 11/hr?

Zero chance we can get 15/hr if it is a standalone bill, and the Rethugs will filibuster ANY increase (many want to remove ANY minimum wage).

Will 10 Rethugs vote for cloture on 11/hr?




A one cent raise to 7.26?

Manchin: Even if the parliamentarian says wage hike ok w/ rules of reconciliation, I want 11, not 15

and claims HE is compromising at $11/hour.


Sen. Joe Manchin, a key Democratic swing vote, told me that he would try to amend the covid relief package with a federal minimum wage hike to $11 an hour, a move he argues will allow the party to get behind a compromise with many Dems pushing $15 hike

Manchin said that he would make that move if parliamentarian finds wage hike within rules of reconciliation. “I would amend it to $11," he said. "We can do $11 in two years and be in a better position than they're going to be with $15 in five years."


The living wage for an adult with no children in West Virginia RIGHT NOW is almost $14/hour. By 2025 it will be well above $15. $11/hr is not enough for West Virginia or anywhere. $15/hr + a union is the bare minimum any worker in this country deserves.



NEW: The meeting between with the Senate parliamentarian, the Senate rules referee, about if the minimum wage can be included in COVID is slated for Wednesday, two Dem aides tell me.

A decision on min wage inclusion could come as early as Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

If the parliamentarian DOES rule for min wage inclusion, a Dem stand-off is brewing.

suggests he’s unwilling to compromise. “We’re going to pass it as is."

told me he’s “compromising at $11/hour.”

He said there's 51 votes for $11/hr not for $15/hr

Trump campaign paid millions to Jan. 6 Capitol riot

“It was his duty as commander-in-chief to stop the violence. And he alone had that power because they believed that they were following his orders. They said so.”


Newly identified payments in recent Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings show people involved in organizing the protests on Jan. 6 received even larger sums from Trump’s 2020 campaign than previously known, reports Open Secrets. $3.5 million in direct payments to be exact. It is also believed that there might’ve been more payments to the January 6 organizers that did not get filed through the FEC.

“The American public may never know the full extent of the Trump campaign’s payments to organizers involved in the protests. That’s because the campaign used an opaque payment scheme that concealed details of hundreds of millions of dollars in spending by routing payments through shell companies where the ultimate payee is hidden,” writes Open Secrets journalist Anna Massoglia. According to Truthout, the Trump campaign denied that any staff had helped to organize the rally, but that claim was questionable. The permit is dated January 5, and rally organizer Megan Powers claimed on LinkedIn to have worked for the campaign into January 2021.

Other campaign aides linked to the permit quickly hid their social media accounts when AP reached out to them. As reported by Associated Press (AP), pro-Trump nonprofit group called Women for America First hosted the “Save America Rally” on Jan. 6 at the Ellipse, an oval-shaped, federally owned patch of land near the White House. But an attachment to the National Park Service public gathering permit granted to the group lists more than half a dozen people in staff positions for the event who just weeks earlier had been paid thousands of dollars by Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign. Other staff scheduled to be “on site” during the demonstration have close ties to the White House.

Women for America First, which applied for and received the Park Service permit, did not respond to messages seeking comment about how the event was financed and about the Trump campaign’s involvement. The rally drew tens of thousands of people. “It was his duty as commander-in-chief to stop the violence. And he alone had that power — not just because of his unique role as commander-in-chief, but because they believed that they were following his orders. They said so,” said impeachment manager Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colorado).


ask not what you can do for your country, but what your country's been doing to you

Avengers - The American in Me

White Noise Records (2) – WNR 002
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP

Shalanda Young emerging as a top contender to lead OMB with Neera Tanden's nomination on the rocks


(CNN)Shalanda Young, who last month was nominated as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, has emerged as a leading contender for the top position at the office, an official familiar with the matter told CNN, as Neera Tanden's confirmation grows even more unlikely.

Young, who was the first Black woman to serve as the staff director of the House Appropriations Committee, has strong relationships on Capitol Hill -- "with Republicans and Democrats alike," the official said. She played a key role in recent budget negotiations, working with GOP Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama and other Republicans. Young also doesn't have a Twitter account or a paper trail of incendiary comments, two officials say, which are at the root of Tanden's troubles.

While the White House is officially still standing by Tanden as its choice for OMB director, the prospects for confirmation diminished throughout the day Monday after four key Republicans announced they will vote against her nomination, citing her past social media behavior. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia had said late last week he would not support Tanden, making her confirmation dependent on attracting at least one Republican vote.

White House chief of staff Ron Klain, who is a close friend of Tanden's, is making calls to senators, looking for a Republican to step up and support her, but those efforts have not been successful. Two other contenders for the OMB post are Ann O'Leary, a former chief of staff to Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and Gene Sperling, a former director of the National Economic Council, officials said. O'Leary also has long connections with Klain and experience from the Clinton White House, but has far fewer connections on Capitol Hill. "Shalanda would be a slam dunk to get confirmed," a Democrat close to the White House tells CNN.


Another one: "Senator Manchin has not yet decided if he will support Rep. Becerra's nomination"


Hannity's still pushing the false narrative that Ted Cruz was just dropping off his daughters in

Mexico and coming right back -- and Cruz plays along.

"They attacked Trump every day for four years so they don't know what to do so they obsess over my taking my girls to the beach"


wow, major f-bomb dropped live on MSNBC

the phrase was 'fucking idiots'

Involves a subject that pisses off some on here, so I will not bring that part up.
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