'Two Rulings in D.C. Knock Trump Back
Courts found on the same day that Trump enjoys neither absolute civil nor absolute criminal immunity for his actions around January 6'
my words: And what's with the hair? Jeez.
This video is about 11 minutes long. And answers a lot of questions about the housing shortage, the status of the middle class, homelessness, and money laundering... It's good, people.
'Now Santoss seat is up for grabs, and the Democrats smell a pick-up opportunity. The Special Election, which will take place in late February, will be a test of how much anger there is at Republican malfeasance and corruption. And it could serve as a stern rebuke to their chaotic party. According to Politico, Democrats are expected to spend tens of millions to win back the seat in a notoriously expensive media market.
Democrats are leaning toward selecting Tom Suozzi, who was the districts former incumbent who retired to run a failed primary challenge to Gov. Hochul. His name recognition would go a long way in the race, and there would be a strong comfort level with re-electing him to serve out the balance of the term. There are a number of Republican contenders, and we will have to see who rises to the top.
With an expected retirement of another House GOP member from Ohio, a pick-up by the Democrats in NY-3 would narrow the GOPs majority even further, meaning they could only afford three defections on any full vote of the House.'
If you use a Chromebook, I've found a solution for the login issue that has been plaguing some of us. If you login using an 'incognito' browser window, your problem will be solved. Using an unrecognized browser on other devices will also likely work. I still don't know what the issue is, but this is a workaround that gets you to your account.
'Ten senators, including those on critical committees involved in climate regulations, own between $403,023 and $1,201,000 in individual stocks of Big Oil companies, according to a database of personal financial disclosure reports maintained and analyzed by CREW. The vast majorityup to $1,106,000of the Big Oil stock held by senators is held by Republicans...
Five of the ten senators who hold Big Oil stocks sit on committees tasked with environmental protection, climate issues and oversight of the agencies responsible for addressing the climate crisis...
Senator Jerry Moran, a Republican from Kansas...Moran serves on the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, which has jurisdiction over oceans, weather, climate change and natural disasters...
Nebraska Republican Senator Pete Ricketts ... a member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works..
Senator Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican from West Virginia..a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee..
Senator Tommy Tuberville, a Republican from Alabama,...has significant Big Oil stock holdings, with between $51,002 and $117,000 in Exxon, Marathon and Chevron stocks...
Louisiana Senator John Kennedy holds between $15,001 and $50,000 in Exxon, Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan holds between $1,001 and $15,000 in Chevron and Tennessee Senator Bill Hagerty holds between $1,001 and $15,000 in Phillips 66. ..."
Noelle Dunphy has tapes on Rudy....Warning: Very disturbing..The question is: What else does she have?https://cbsaustin.com/news/nation-world/im-gonna-make-it-a-little-painful-former-associate-shares-graphic-audio-transcripts-of-rudy-giuliani-as-part-of-lawsuit-noelle-dunphy-business-development-sexual-harassment-americas-mayor-2020-election-donald-trump-co-conspirator-1
'"I'm very possessive": Former associate shares graphic audio, transcripts of Rudy Giuliani as part of lawsuit.'
My words: I'll leave it for you folks to read the article from CBS Austin. My reasons for posting this is that Ms. Dunphy has also accused Mr. Trump and Mr. Giuliani of selling pardons for 2.5 million dollars each. That article is below. Her attorney states there are not tapes, but there is other evidence. It seems that Ms. Dunphy has the goods on Giuliani and possibly Trump.
Giuliani accused of offering to sell Trump pardons for $2 million each in new lawsuit
'Dunphy alleged in her suit that Giuliani talked about presidential pardons. She said Giuliani claimed to have immunity and told her that he was selling pardons for $2 million, which he and President Trump would split. The lawsuit did not suggest any pardons were sold.
Justin Kelton, Dunphy's attorney, said on MSNBC that there is not a recording of the pardon conversation. "We do expect that it will be corroborated in other ways." He noted that the complaint alleges that another person was present for that conversation who Kelton said was Lev Parnas, a Giuliani associate and that Dunphy's attorneys would like to speak to Parnas about it.'
'Kushner's Mexican connection' Judd Legum
'...Univision went to considerable lengths to ensure that viewers of the Trump interview would not be exposed to opposing viewpoints. It had sold the Biden campaign ads to air on network affiliates in Nevada, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Florida. But Univision abruptly canceled the ads, citing a new policy prohibiting "opposition advertising in single candidate interviews." Univision also canceled a scheduled interview with Maca Casado, a spokesperson for Biden's presidential campaign, that was set to air after Trump.
Univision will play an important role in how Latino voters inform themselves about the 2024 presidential election. About half of the country's 60 million Latinos get news from Univision....In 2021, Univision merged with Televisa, a Mexican media company. Televisa is known for its friendly coverage of Mexican political leaders,.. The co-CEO of TelevisaUnivisio Mexico is Bernardo Gómez, a close associate of Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. In 2019, Kushner met with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at Gómez's house.
The Washington Post reported that Kushner "helped arrange the interview and was also in the room" during the interview at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence. Gómez was also present during the interview, along with two other TelevisaUnivisio executives, TelevisaUnivision CEO Wade Davis, and TelevisaUnivision co-CEO Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega...Trump praised the new owners during the Univision interview. "Look at the owners of Univision," Trump said. "They're unbelievable entrepreneurial people. And they like me."
'Americas largest newspapers are actively working against our democracy. The Columbia Journalism Review, arguably the premiere watchdog of American news reporting, is out with a scathing indictment of political coverage in The New York Times and The Washington Post. Because these newspapers are so widely read and respected, they tend to set the agenda and tone for most other reporting in the United States, and what the Review found was shocking:
Both emphasized the horse race and campaign palace intrigue, stories that functioned more to entertain readers than to educate them on essential differences between political parties. By the numbers, of four hundred and eight articles on the front page of the Times during the period we analyzed, about halftwo hundred nineteenwere about domestic politics. A generous interpretation found that just ten of those stories explained domestic public policy in any detail; only one front-page article in the lead-up to the midterms really leaned into discussion about a policy matter in Congress: Republican efforts to shrink Social Security. Of three hundred and ninety-three front-page articles in the Post, two hundred fifteen were about domestic politics; our research found only four stories that discussed any form of policy. The Post had no front-page stories in the months ahead of the midterms on policies that candidates aimed to bring to the fore or legislation they intended to pursue. Instead, articles speculated about candidates and discussed where voter bases were leaning.
This is the exact same type of reporting that led up to the 2016 election and brought us Donald Trump as president. Its almost a cliche these days to complain about the infotainment we see in TV and radio news reporting that has come about in the wake of Reagan ending enforcement of the Fairness Doctrine, but to see this same type of horserace coverage passing as news on the front pages of the nations largest newspapers is, frankly, a crime against our democracy. For voters to make intelligent decisions about candidates, they must be well-informed. Sadly, that is very much not what is happening today in America, and it bodes ill for the 2024 elections...'
Me: (bold added)
My words: For those interested in this topic, this is an intriguing hour long interview.
You might want to give Media Matters a look-see.
Profile InformationName: Jo
Home country: United States
Member since: Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:56 PM
Number of posts: 13,296
About Joinfortmillself published fiction writer
- 2023 (377)
- 2022 (330)
- 2021 (34)
- 2020 (11)
- 2019 (1)
- November (1)