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  • 70% to 85% of Americans need to be fully vaccinated for a return to normal, Fauci says. So far it's less than 2%

    02/03/2021 12:28:29 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 114 replies
    cnn ^ | 02/03/2021 | Christina Maxouris
    (CNN)About 70% to 85% of the US population should be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before the country can begin to return to a sense of normalcy, Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN Tuesday night. So far, less that 2%about of Americans have received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Sheriff, report: Naked Florida man stole, crashed sheriff’s office cruiser

    01/22/2021 3:33:27 PM PST · by devane617 · 33 replies
    wfla ^ | 01/22/2021
    <p>Officials say a naked Florida man has been arrested after stealing what news footage showed to be a marked Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office cruiser and crashing it.</p><p>The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Joshua Shenker was arrested after Thursday’s crash and charged with theft of a motor vehicle, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and other counts.</p>
  • Mike Pence calls Kamala Harris to offer congratulations

    01/15/2021 11:48:21 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 85 replies
    apnews.com ^ | January 15, 2021 | JILL COLVIN and ALEXANDRA JAFFE
    Vice President Mike Pence has called his soon-to-be successor Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations, according to two people familiar with the conversation. It’s the first known contact between the elected members of the outgoing and incoming administrations. President Donald Trump has not reached out to President-elect Joe Biden and has repeatedly questioned the legitimacy of Biden’s win. But Pence has become an unexpected defender of Biden’s. The vice president resisted pressure from Trump to object to the Democrat’s election win while presiding over Congress’ certification of the Electoral Vote count last week. Pence will also attend Biden’s Jan. 20...
  • “We Have Reached the Level of Steam” 11-Minute Documentary Shows What Happened When Voter Fraud Took Place in America

    01/07/2021 6:31:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    AP 'News' ^ | 1/07/21
    CARITAS, Ala. - January 7, 2021 - ( Newswire.com ) Seize the Moment, an 11-minute documentary shows the time in American history when voter fraud took place, and what the people did about it. Surprisingly, it happened in the 20th century. The “Battle of Athens” as it has become known, took place in Tennessee in 1946, after claims of voter fraud in McMinn County were ignored by the FBI and the Department of Justice, and the citizenry acted on their own. This story was mostly buried until a Friend of Medjugorje, founder of Caritas of Birmingham, in a well-researched piece,...
  • AP Analysis: Trump’s rage ignites mob assault on democracy

    01/07/2021 3:25:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 7, 2021 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE
    Posting LINK only. This is an over-the-top AP attack on Donald Trump and his peaceful supporters. BARF alert.
  • Pence’s chief of staff accuses Trump of locking him out of White House

    01/06/2021 10:03:24 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 45 replies
    AP ^ | January 7, 2020 | By Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff Marc Short on Wednesday accused President Trump of revoking his White House access as tensions between Pence and Trump continued to deteriorate. The president publicly and privately lobbied Pence in recent weeks to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win ahead of Wednesday’s confirmation vote in Congress, which Pence is overseeing as the president of the Senate. “Mike Pence, I hope you get to stand up for the good of our Constitution and for the good of our country, and if you’re not, I’m going to be very disappointed in you,”...
  • Nashville suspect died during RV explosion, officials says

    12/27/2020 3:28:25 PM PST · by TennesseeGirl · 53 replies
    Just the News ^ | 12/27/20 | Susan Katz Keating
    The man who launched the Christmas morning bomb in Nashville died in the explosion, federal authorities said Sunday late afternoon. A DNA test identified the bomber as Anthony Quinn Warner, according the Associated Press. No one else was involved in the incident, the outlet reported.
  • In final weeks, Trump keeps sowing chaos, hamstringing GOP

    12/23/2020 1:28:00 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 23, 2020 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN
    WASHINGTON - The video message that plunged Washington into chaos was filmed in secret. President Donald Trump stood in the White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room, holiday garland and gleaming ornaments draped on the fireplace behind him, and spoke into the camera not to deliver warm Christmas wishes, but to threaten to detonate Congress’ $900 billion COVID-19 relief and year-end package. The video was released without warning Tuesday night, its recording orchestrated by White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and kept from all but a handful of aides. Few Republicans or even White House staffers knew Wednesday what Trump planned...
  • COVID outbreak reported on Oregon mink farm

    11/29/2020 5:22:26 PM PST · by blueplum · 28 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 28 Nov 2020 | AP sourced
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon mink farm has reported an outbreak of COVID-19 among animals and staff. ...The state has not said where the farm is located, how many animals the farm has, when the farmer reported the illnesses, or when the animals were tested.
  • Trump looks past Supreme Court loss to new election lawsuit

    12/09/2020 3:22:30 PM PST · by McGruff · 26 replies
    AP - America's Pravda ^ | December 9, 2020 | MARK SHERMAN and MARC LEVY
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to let him join an improbable lawsuit challenging election results in Pennsylvania and other states that he lost, a day after the justices rejected a last-gasp bid to reverse Pennsylvania’s certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory. The high court has asked for responses by Thursday. Out of the roughly 50 lawsuits filed around the country contesting the Nov. 3 vote, Trump has lost more than 35 and the others are pending, according to an Associated Press tally. The suit from the Texas attorney general, Republican Ken Paxton, demands that the 62...
  • Trump aide banned from Justice Department after trying to get case info

    12/03/2020 12:58:33 PM PST · by Coronal · 43 replies
    TribLive ^ | December 3, 2020
    WASHINGTON — The official serving as President Donald Trump’s eyes and ears at the Justice Department has been banned from the building after trying to pressure staffers to give up sensitive information about election fraud and other matters she could relay to the White House, three people familiar with the matter tell The Associated Press. Heidi Stirrup, an ally of top Trump adviser Stephen Miller, was quietly installed at the Justice Department as a White House liaison a few months ago. She was told within the last two weeks to vacate the building after top Justice officials learned of her...
  • Revealed: how Associated Press cooperated with the Nazis

    12/02/2020 10:24:09 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Phil Olterman
    German historian shows how news agency retained access in 1930s by promising not to undermine strength of Hitler regimeAssociated Press, which has described itself as the “marine corps of journalism” (“always the first in and the last out”) was the only western news agency able to stay open in Hitler’s Germany, continuing to operate until the US entered the war in 1941. It thus found itself in the presumably profitable situation of being the prime channel for news reports and pictures out of the totalitarian state. In an article published in academic journal Studies in Contemporary History , historian Harriet...
  • They’re baaack: Trump and allies still refuse election loss

    11/26/2020 6:08:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 26, 2020 | By COLLEEN LONG, ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and ZEKE MILLER
    WASHINGTON - Monday seemed like the end of President Donald Trump’s relentless challenges to the election, after the federal government acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden was the “apparent winner” and Trump cleared the way for cooperation on a transition of power. But his baseless claims have a way of coming back. And back. And back. The 2020 presidential race is turning into the zombie election that Trump just won’t let die. Despite dozens of legal and procedural setbacks, his campaign keeps filing new challenges that have no hope of succeeding and making fresh, unfounded claims of fraud. But that’s the point....
  • Trump targets vote certification in late bid to block Biden

    11/19/2020 9:01:56 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    apnews.com ^ | November 19, 2020 | ZEKE MILLER, CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and COLLEEN LONG
    Getting nowhere in the courts, President Donald Trump’s scattershot effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is shifting toward obscure election boards that certify the vote as Trump and his allies seek to upend the electoral process, sow chaos and perpetuate unsubstantiated doubts about the count.
  • CNN, CBS, NBC and AP just called the race for Biden

    JOE BIDEN DEFEATS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP The Associated Press declares Joe Biden the winner of a grueling campaign for the American presidency. He will lead a polarized nation through a historic collision of health, economic and social crises.
  • Washington state discovers first ‘murder hornet’ nest in US

    10/23/2020 3:10:56 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 51 replies
    WGNTV ^ | Oct 22, 2020
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in Washington state said. After weeks of searching, the agency said it found the nest of Asian giant hornets in Blaine, a city north of Seattle near the Canadian border. Bad weather delayed plans to destroy the nest Friday. The world's largest hornet at 2 inches long, the invasive insects can decimate entire hives of honeybees and deliver painful stings to people. The nest was found after a worker for the...
  • AP finds most arrested in protests aren't leftist radicals

    10/20/2020 8:31:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 74 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 20. 2020 | ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, COLLEEN LONG and MICHAEL BALSAMO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump portrays the hundreds of people arrested nationwide in protests against racial injustice as violent urban left-wing radicals. But an Associated Press review of thousands of pages of court documents tell a different story. Very few of those charged appear to be affiliated with highly organized extremist groups, and many are young suburban adults from the very neighborhoods Trump vows to protect from the violence in his reelection push to win support from the suburbs.
  • ‘Americans aren’t idiots!’ The AP’s use of ‘Democrats’ language’ to explain ‘packing the court’ doesn’t go well

    10/11/2020 1:15:01 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 34 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 11, 2020 | Lee Zeldin, Brit Hume, Tim Carney,Tom Bevan
    Since the Associated Press considers itself “an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting,” it would be problematic for an AP article to contain commentary packaged as news and facts.Real Clear Politics co-founder and president Tom Bevan captured the following excerpt from an AP story. “Bullock said that if Coney Barrett was confirmed, he would be open to measures to depoliticize the court, including adding judges to the bench, a practice critics have dubbed packing the courts.” The latest version of the article contains the following note: “This story has been edited to make clear that it is Bullock’s...
  • AP Stylebook Discourages Use of ‘Riot,’ Expands Definition of ‘Protest’ to Include ‘Violence’

    10/01/2020 2:10:30 PM PDT · by karpov · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | October 1, 2020 | Brittany Bernstein
    The Associated Press Stylebook was amended this week to discourage the use of the word “riot” to describe violent protests, instead expanding the definition of “protest” to include violent demonstrations. “Use care in deciding which term best applies: A riot is a wild or violent disturbance of the peace involving a group of people. The term riot suggests uncontrolled chaos and pandemonium,” said the AP Stylebook, which sets style guidelines followed by many mainstream media publications. “Focusing on rioting and property destruction rather than underlying grievance has been used in the past to stigmatize broad swaths of people protesting against...
  • AP-NORC poll: Public Support for racial injustice protests declines

    09/24/2020 10:55:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Associated Press via ABC News ^ | 09/24/2020 | By AARON MORRISON and KAT STAFFORD
    As the decision in Kentucky to bring charges against only one of three police officers involved in a raid that killed Breonna Taylor sparks renewed protests nationwide, a new survey finds support has fallen for demonstrations against systemic racism. The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 44% of Americans disapprove of protests in response to police violence against Black Americans, while 39% approve. In June, 54% approved. The new survey was conducted Sept. 11-14, before Wednesday's announcement that a lone Louisville police officer would be charged in the Taylor case, but not for her...