Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis who has been criticized for opposing mask mandates and vaccine passports is now touting a COVID-19 antibody treatment in which a top donor's company has invested millions of dollars.
DeSantis has been flying around the state promoting a monoclonal antibody treatment sold by Regeneron, which was used on then-President Donald Trump after he tested positive for COVID-19. The governor first began talking about it as a treatment last year.
Citadel, a Chicago-based hedge fund, has $15.9 million in shares of Regeneron Pharmaceutical Inc., according to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Citadel CEO Ken Griffin has donated $10.75 million to a political committee that supports DeSantis $5.75 million in 2018 and $5 million last April.
It's not unusual for hedge funds to have a wide range of investments. And BlackRock, which has primarily donated to Democratic candidates, though has also donated substantially to Republicans, has a large holding in the company - more so than Citadel.
The top Republican on the House Foreign Relations Committee on Sunday said President Biden will have blood on his hands over the withdrawal of the US military from Afghanistan as Taliban fighters entered Kabul and American troops raced to evacuate staffers from the US Embassy.
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said the US troop pullout has been an unmitigated disaster of epic proportions.
This is going to be a stain on this president and his presidency, McCaul said on CNNs State of the Union as Biden spends the weekend out of the public eye at Camp David.
And I think hes going to have blood on his hands from what they did, the congressman added, referring to the Biden administration.
They totally blew this one, they completely underestimated the strength of the Taliban.
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Both of the apps weren't functioning correctly on that day. Did anyone else run into trouble with them around that day?
I saw it mentioned in televised media for the 1st time along with an article my Maureen Dowd, the article full of snark and one liners while Mika Brzezinski scolded the Obama as hard, possibly more than she the Sturgis attendees.
There was little to no mention of the cut back or the other precautions taken and little about the current lack of cases beyond a small raise in cases that could be unconnected. Ms. Brzezinski referred to it as a 'tough day for Dems', I guess including the Afghan situation which seems to have stirred her ire against Joe Biden. She digging into him pretty good as well.
Dowd's article "Meet Barrack Antoinette" in The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/14/opinion/barack-obama-birthday.html
Barack Obama gave a big, lavish, new-money party at his sprawling mansion on the water because he wanted to seem cool. Being cool is important to him.
One difference is that Gatsby opened his house to the uninvited. Obama closed his house to many of the invited after getting flak for hosting a celebrity mosh pit, as Stephen Colbert called it, while officials were telling people to mask back up.
Its hard to stop thinking about the over-the-top fete the former president held at his Marthas Vineyard manse for his 60th birthday. It is such a perfect taxonomy of the Obama arc.
As president, he didnt try hard enough on things we needed. He was a diffident debutante with a distaste for politics. Post-presidency, he is trying too hard on things we dont need. The culture is already swimming in Netflix deals, celebrity worship, ostentatious displays of wealth, not to mention podcasts. Did the world really need Renegades, his duet with Bruce Springsteen?
Sure seems that way to me. O.o
at Democrats as Mehdi Hassan.
Former president Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he spoke with the mother and husband of Ashli Babbitt, whom police killed during the 6 January riot that, and said he knew the identify of the officer who fatally shot Ms Babbitt as she was trying to enter a restricted area of the Capitol.
Ms Babbit was killed by an officer during the insurrection led by Mr Trumps supporters.
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Over the eviction moratorium, focusing on a weeping 72 old woman that was evicted. They're calling that last minute action to restore the moratorium a 'failed Hail Mary' regurgitated from a Trump era policy that full of holes such as the one the lady's landlord used to evict her.
It really doesn't look good. There's several accusers with corroboration of their experiences, a seeming mountain of document evidence and he really appears to have no evidence or anyone saying that the accusation don't seem like him. His defense/explanation doesn't hold to examination.
Overall, it seems pretty airtight.
The social network started a month ago by members of former President Donald Trumps inner circle features reams of jihadi-related material, including graphic videos of beheadings, viral memes that promote violence against the West and even memes of a militant executing Trump in an orange jumpsuit similar to those used in Guantanamo Bay.
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