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Blast reported at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul

Source: CNN

(CNN)An explosion was reported outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport on Thursday, according to two US officials.

One official said there are injuries among Afghans, but there is no information yet on any US casualties.

Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby confirmed there was an explosion outside of the airport. "We can confirm an explosion outside Kabul airport. Casualties are unclear at this time. We will provide additional details when we can," he said in a tweet.

This is a developing story.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/26/asia/afghanistan-kabul-airport-blast-intl/index.html
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Thu Aug 26, 2021, 09:56 AM (57 replies)

Power blackout in Kabul

https://twitter.com/kazmiwajahat/status/1426659649131003904?s=21

It won’t be long now until Kabul falls.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Sat Aug 14, 2021, 06:33 PM (43 replies)

Board of Elections 'Discrepancy' Puts Mayoral Primary Vote in Disarray

Source: New York Times

The New York City mayor’s race plunged into chaos on Tuesday night after the city Board of Elections released a new tally of votes in the Democratic mayoral primary, and then, several hours later, removed the tabulations from its website while citing a “discrepancy.”

The results released earlier in the day had suggested that the race between Eric Adams and his two closest rivals had tightened significantly.

But just a few hours after releasing the results, the elections board issued a mysterious tweet revealing a “discrepancy” in the report, saying that it was working with its “technical staff to identify where the discrepancy occurred.”

The discrepancy was related to the “difference in votes cast” between what was disclosed on primary night and the results released on Tuesday, according to a Board of Elections official.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/29/nyregion/adams-garcia-wiley-mayor-ranked-choice.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage



Basically, you know those ranked choice votes that were released earlier today? They may be inaccurate due to a mistake from the New York Board of Elections.

https://twitter.com/bobhardt/status/1410055272308121603?s=21
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Tue Jun 29, 2021, 09:57 PM (18 replies)

Per 538, Biden's approval is at the highest it's been since his inauguration.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/biden-approval-rating/


His 55 percent average approval is the highest it’s been since immediately after his inauguration.

It’s also worth noting that Biden’s approval/disapproval is 55/39, or +16. Trump spent much of his term around 45/55, or -10.

It means that roughly the same 55 percent that disapproved of Trump, approve of Biden, which makes sense. But there’s a 6 percent difference between Trump’s approval and Biden’s disapproval...meaning there’s a small but not insignificant amount of voters that approved of Trump, but DONT disapprove of Biden.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Tue Mar 23, 2021, 11:36 AM (4 replies)

CNN.com front page stories

Stories about the COVID Relief Bill getting set to be passed in the House tonight or tomorrow morning, helping hundreds of millions of Americans: 1

Stories about Royal Family drama: 8

Am I missing something in terms of priorities here?
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Tue Mar 9, 2021, 04:33 PM (14 replies)

Do you know any "independents" that are actually independents?

I ask because I know a few people who will claim to be independents, but all they do is spew right-wing talking points and vote for Republicans. My neighbor swears that he's an independent because he voted for Obama in 2008...but leaves out that he's voted straight ticket GOP in every election since then.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Thu Feb 11, 2021, 06:19 PM (32 replies)

GONE.

GOODBYE MOTHERFUCKER!!
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Wed Jan 20, 2021, 09:15 AM (0 replies)

Thank you, DU, for being my blue oasis in the sea of red I live in.

Just 48 hours remain in the Trump presidency. I discovered DU shortly after his term began and joined shortly after I lurked for a couple months. I was looking for a place where I could talk about Democratic ideals, something I desperately needed considering I live in a deeply red county in Indiana.

Since then, I spend no less than a couple hours a day surfing DU, it gave me the confidence to join my local Democratic party and work to help flip the mayoral seat blue in 2018 (which we did!!).

I don't post a ton, and I'm far from the most relevant posters here. But regardless, as Trump's term comes to an end, I just wanted to say thank you to DU and all it's posters for keeping me sane over the last 4 years.

- bearsfootball516
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Mon Jan 18, 2021, 01:18 PM (6 replies)

Random question, but what was Trump's October surprise supposed to be?

The Hunter Biden laptop stuff? Because if it was, it was the least-effective October surprise we’ve ever seen.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Sat Jan 16, 2021, 07:27 PM (10 replies)

There are now less than 100 hours left of the Trump Presidency

Just 99 hours until noon on Jan 20th!

Happy Saturday, everyone!
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Sat Jan 16, 2021, 09:22 AM (3 replies)
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