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This is how you show a government that press intimidation doesn't work

Political journalists boycott No 10 briefing after PM's aide tried to ban selected reporters

Political journalists walked out of No 10 Downing Street this afternoon in protest at the government planning to give a briefing on the EU only to selected reporters – banning the Mirror, i, HuffPost, PoliticsHome, Independent and others from attending.

Reporters on the invited list were asked to stand on one side of a rug in the foyer of No 10, while those not allowed in were asked by security to stand on the other side.

After one of Boris Johnson’s most senior advisers, Lee Cain, told the banned reporters they must leave the building, the rest of the journalists decided to walk out rather than allow Downing Street to choose who scrutinises and reports on the government.

Among those who refused the briefing and walked out included the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg, ITV’s Robert Peston and political journalists from the Daily Mail, Telegraph, Sun, Financial Times, and Guardian.

The briefing was due to be given by government officials, who are meant to be neutral rather than political.

The tactics from No 10 mirror those of Donald Trump in the US, who has been known to try to exclude journalists from reporting on his activities, and represents an escalation of Johnson’s tensions with the media, which have been growing in recent weeks.



https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2020/feb/03/brexit-news-boris--johnson-speech-barnier-cabinet-ministers-claims-uk-does-not-need-trade-deal-with-eu-ahead-of-pms-speech-live-news

Trump's Super Bowl Ad Ranked Last


USA Today measured which Super Bowl commercials people liked best. President Trump’s came in dead last.

https://admeter.usatoday.com/results/2020

Excuses for acquittal -by Tom Tomorrow

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Joni Ernst-There would be an IMMEDIATE Republican push to impeach Biden over Ukraine if he's elected

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst warned Sunday that Republicans would immediately push to impeach Joe Biden over his work in Ukraine as vice president if he win the White House.

“I think this door of impeachable whatever has been opened,” Ernst said in an interview with Bloomberg News. “Joe Biden should be very careful what he’s asking for because, you know, we can have a situation where if it should ever be President Biden, that immediately, people, right the day after he would be elected would be saying, ‘Well, we’re going to impeach him.’”

The grounds for impeachment, the first-term Republican said, would be “for being assigned to take on Ukrainian corruption yet turning a blind eye to Burisma because his son was on the board making over a million dollars a year.”

President Barack Obama sent Biden to Ukraine on his behalf to fight corruption, including leading the push from the U.S. and western European powers to remove prosecutor general Viktor Shokin from office. When Shokin was fired in 2016, no congressional Republicans expressed concern about the move. Eventually, though, Shokin began to argue that he was fired because he was investigating Burisma and Biden wanted to protect his son, Hunter, who was on the company’s board. There’s no evidence to support that claim.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-02/ernst-warns-of-gop-push-to-impeach-biden-over-ukraine-if-he-wins
https://twitter.com/jeneps/status/1224066320465002502?s=20

Sorry, NRA, but my husband can't join your club.He's dead.

Murdered. Shot to death after walking our children to school.
So if you remove his name from your mailing list, you’ll save a few cents.
Meanwhile, his survivors will keep working to save lives.



https://twitter.com/DavidCornDC/status/1224021649655324672?s=20

....a blow against freedom, decency & justice.

In unanimous vote the Arab League rejects Trump's peace plan

BREAKING: Arab League Rejects #Trump plan for Israeli-Palestinian deal. League is 22 countries.

Huge diplomatic victory for Abbas and the PLO. Even states that attended the Trump/Bibi ceremony (UAE, Oman, Bahrain) are now on record as rejecting. Anything less would’ve allowed the admin to claim some Arab support. That’s no longer possible.

https://twitter.com/NTarnopolsky/status/1223615777372360704?s=20
https://twitter.com/elgindy_/status/1223632191613259777?s=20

Wikipedia-United States Senate: "It died on January 31, 2020"

https://twitter.com/JoyceWhiteVance/status/1223381557471272960?s=20

Hillary's rallying cry: 'Vote in overwhelming numbers to replace them'

With their votes to make the American president accountable to no one, Republican senators have put the interests of one president over the interests of all Americans.

The only remedy now is for us all to vote in overwhelming numbers to replace them—and him—in November.

https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/1223378977219280897?s=20
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/1/31/1915570/-Hillary-s-rallying-cry-Vote?utm_campaign=recent
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