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  • ‘Gimme a break, man!’: Biden growls at White House reporter

    01/21/2021 4:46:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2021/01/21/ | Sreve Belson
    President Biden displayed his notoriously thin skin while rolling out his COVID-19 plan Thursday, rebuking a White House pool reporter who asked if his new goal of 1 million vaccine injections a day was too low. “When I announced it, you all said it’s not possible — come on, gimme a break, man! It’s a good start,” Biden said at the White House during his first full day in office. The reporter had asked Biden if his goal was ambitious enough given the current demand.
  • “Come On! Give Me a Break, Man!” – Biden Struggles Through Covid Presser, Snubs Reporter… And It’s Only His First Full Day in Office (VIDEO)

    01/21/2021 4:04:10 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    GP ^ | January 21, 2021 at 11:50am | Cristina Laila
    Biden struggled to get through the presser…he must be tired. Biden then snubbed a reporter asking questions about the vaccine rollout plan. “Come on! Give me a break, man!” retorted Biden as his handlers shooed away the press pool.
  • Jen Psaki's debut: No attacks, no lectures, no crowd size fixation

    01/21/2021 5:10:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    The NY Times via SF Gate ^ | January 20, 2021 | by Annie Karni , New York Times
    WASHINGTON - There was no discussion of the inauguration’s crowd size. The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, arrived in the briefing room on Wednesday night for the first time, wearing two masks, promising to bring “truth and transparency” to her exchanges with the news media, and taking questions from almost every reporter - even a correspondent from Fox News. “I have deep respect for the role of a free and independent press,” Psaki said, flipping through a heavy briefing book marked up with notes. “We have a common goal, which is sharing accurate information with the American people.” Her...
  • Biden revokes Trump report promoting ‘patriotic education’

    01/21/2021 4:30:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 21, 2021 | By COLLIN BINKLEY
    President Joe Biden revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians mocked and rejected as political propaganda. In an executive order signed on Wednesday in his first day in office, Biden disbanded Donald Trump’s presidential 1776 Commission and withdrew a report it released Monday. Trump established the group in September to rally support from white voters and as a response to The New York Times’ “1619 Project,” which highlights the lasting consequences of slavery in America. In its report, which Trump hoped would be used in classrooms across the nation, the...
  • Biden to tackle coronavirus pandemic on first full day in White House

    01/21/2021 4:16:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 21, 2021 | By Trevor Hunnicutt, Nandita Bose
    WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden will launch an array of initiatives on Thursday to rein in the raging coronavirus pandemic, tackling his top priority on his first full day in the White House as he tries to turn the page on Donald Trump’s tumultuous leadership. Biden will sign 10 executive orders to fight the pandemic, including ordering the use of disaster funds to help re-open schools and mandating the wearing of protective masks on planes and buses, officials said. The new Democratic president has put the pandemic at the top of a daunting list of challenges he faces in his...
  • Donald Trump like a 'mob boss' but he shouldn't be prosecuted, says ex-FBI boss Comey

    01/17/2021 4:58:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    SKY News ^ | January 17, 2021
    Donald Trump needs the same level of affirmation as a toddler - but prosecuting him would only give him the attention he craves, says former FBI chief James Comey. Mr Comey told Sky News launching a criminal case could lead to several more years of the "Donald Trump show". He said it could overshadow efforts by Joe Biden to unite America and is "probably what [Trump] would want the most". "I have never seen an adult with a greater hunger for affirmation than Donald Trump," he told Sky News. "I've seen it in two-year-olds and three-year-olds. Affirmation is like air,...
  • The Plague of Fascist Cops

    01/16/2021 5:23:20 PM PST · by HogsBreath · 6 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | 01-12-21 | Robert Kuttner
    One of the ugliest secrets exposed by the assault on the Capitol is a fact long hidden in plain view—that local police departments are crawling with racists and fascist sympathizers. Numerous rioters were revealed to be off-duty cops.
  • Josh Hawley is using his book deal and the First Amendment to act the martyr

    01/13/2021 4:40:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | January 12, 2021 | By Rachel Kramer Bussel
    On Jan. 7, Simon & Schuster canceled their contract with Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., for his book “The Tyranny of Big Tech,” originally scheduled to be published June 22. In an Instagram post, the publisher wrote that it took this action “[a]fter witnessing the disturbing, deadly insurrection that took place in Washington, D.C.” Hawley was one of the most outspoken congressional supporters of President Donald Trump’s election fraud lies. He was the first senator to object to the counting of the Electoral College votes and, in a now infamous photo, cheered on the pro-Trump crowd gathered outside the Capitol. Following...
  • Voice of America reporter reassigned for Pompeo questions

    01/13/2021 3:53:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 13, 2021 | By DAVID BAUDER
    The White House reporter for Voice of America was abruptly pulled from her beat after trying to question Secretary of State Mike Pompeo following a speech he gave at the government agency this week. Pompeo’s speech and the demotion of Patsy Widakuswara led to an angry phone meeting between journalists and managers Tuesday that typified some of the tensions at the agency during President Donald Trump’s administration. After speaking, he engaged in a brief question and answer session with VOA’s new director, Robert Reilly. Apparently unsatisfied with the questions put to Pompeo, Widakuswara shouted her own as he was leaving....
  • AP Analysis: Trump abdicating in the job he fought to retain

    01/12/2021 5:08:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 12, 2021 | By ZEKE MILLER (D-AP)
    President Donald Trump’s days in office are numbered. But he’s already stopped doing much of his job. In the last three weeks, a bomb went off in a major city and the president said nothing about it. The coronavirus surged to horrifying new levels of illness and death in the U.S. without Trump acknowledging the awful milestones. A violent mob incited by the president’s own words chanted for Mike Pence’s lynching at the U.S. Capitol and Trump made no effort to reach out to his vice president. Trump only belatedly ordered flags flown at half-staff to honor an officer who...
  • An American Coup

    01/09/2021 6:11:15 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 27 replies
    New English Review ^ | Jan 2021 | Daniel Mallock
    Thoughtful, decent people across the country and around the world are trying to make sense of what is happening in the United States. This is a difficult thing to accomplish because 98% of everything in the American press is misleading, slanted to confuse and obstruct, or an outright lie. Parsing the truth from all of the falsehoods and propaganda dumped upon the public 24-hours a day is not easy. A coup is underway in the United States. President Donald Trump won the 2020 election in a landslide just as he says he did. It is clear that fraudulent votes were...
  • Capitol attack another reminder of 'two Americas' that exist: ABC NEWS OPINION

    01/09/2021 4:03:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    ABC News / Disney ^ | January 9, 2021 | By LZ Granderson
    ... Black kids in America are often not seen as harmless boys or girls. In 2018, a National Association of Social Workers' report revealed, "Black youth are approximately 14% of the total youth population, but 47.3% of the youth who are transferred to adult court." The Government Accountability Office found that Black K-12 students are also more likely to be suspended or referred to law enforcement than their white counterparts. These findings are part of the larger racial disparity that just played out in our nation's capital for the world to see. The 45th president didn't create the water threatening...
  • Right-wing extremists vow to return to Washington for Joe Biden's inauguration

    01/09/2021 3:37:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | January 8, 2021 | By Anna Schecter
    In the wake of Wednesday’s riot at the Capitol, Trump supporters with extremist views feel emboldened and are vowing to return to Washington for the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20, using online platforms to rally each other.“Many of Us will return on January 19, 2021, carrying Our weapons, in support of Our nation's resolve, towhich [sic] the world will never forget!!! We will come in numbers that no standing army or police agency can match,” wrote a popular Parler user who frequently posts about QAnon, and is being tracked by the Anti-Defamation League.Parler, Telegram chat rooms...
  • Dejected Trump supporters leave Washington, create new theories for Capitol violence

    01/08/2021 5:26:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | January 7, 2021 | By Phil McCausland
    A Trump supporter cried in the lobby of the Capitol Hill Hotel on Thursday as she poured herself a cup of coffee and told her friend that her son had disowned her for joining in Wednesday's chaos at the U.S. Capitol. But minutes later, when the driver of a car yelled at a group of haggard Trump supporters to "get the f--- out of our city," she joined a chorus of others to respond with their own expletives. While supporters of President Donald Trump checked out of their hotels in Washington on Thursday morning, sharing feelings of sadness, anger, defensiveness...
  • If rioters who stormed Capitol were Black, 'hundreds' would have been killed

    01/08/2021 4:42:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 8, 2021 | By Nandita Bose, Makini Brice
    The United States’ stark racial inequality was on display after a mob of predominantly white supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol with ease on Wednesday then left with few immediate consequences, according to Washington residents, activists and politicians, including President-elect Joe Biden. The lack of security and limited police response, despite weeks of promotion of the pro-Trump protest that sparked the riot, was in sharp contrast to the largely peaceful Black Lives Matter protests in Washington six months ago. “My mom said if you did this you’d be shot,” Beatrice Mando, who works for the district and...
  • 'White privilege': Police accused of hypocrisy after Trump mob storms US Capitol

    01/08/2021 2:04:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    France24 ^ | January 7, 2021 | by Sam Ball
    Images of a mob of Donald Trump supporters surging past overwhelmed police to storm the US Capitol have shocked the world. Many have also asked why they bare such a stark contrast to the heavy police presence and violent tactics deployed when Black Lives Matter protesters took to the streets of Washington DC last year. "This is a complete disgrace. Over the summer we saw federal law enforcement use tear gas, flash bangs, and rubber bullets on Black Lives Matter protesters without provocation. Where are the riot squads now? Are they standing down as white supremacists attempt a coup?" asked...
  • 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.
  • Missouri senator's home-state paper: Hawley has 'blood on his hands'

    01/07/2021 3:20:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 6, 2021 | By Steve Gorman
    U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, a Missouri Republican at the forefront of a bid to block congressional certification of the Electoral College vote, is largely to blame for “inspiring one of the most heartbreaking days in modern American history,” his home-state newspaper’s editorial board wrote. The scathing editorial was published on Wednesday on the home page of the Kansas City Star under the headline: “Assault on democracy: Sen. Josh Hawley has blood on his hands in Capitol coup attempt.”
  • NBC Opinion: Republicans' efforts to end the American republic makes them Republicans in name only

    01/06/2021 5:36:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | January 6, 2021 | By Robert S. McElvaine
    Though coined much earlier, the acronym RINO — "Republican in Name Only" — came into broader usage in the early 1990s by those on the extreme right to disparage members of the Republican Party whom they accused of being insufficiently "conservative." These days, though, people disparaged as RINOs are usually much more firm believers in republicanism than those deploying the so-called slur, who have commandeered control of the "Republican" Party and perfected the Orwellian art of using words to mean the opposite of what they are. Put more plainly, it is the Trump acolytes and members of the Republican Party...
  • Trump's call with Georgia's Raffensperger could be illegal, but it would be hard to prosecute, experts say

    01/05/2021 7:54:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | January 4, 2021 | By Dareh Gregorian (D-NBC)
    President Donald Trump's phone call Saturday urging Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to overturn the state's election results might have violated federal and state election laws, but it would be difficult to prosecute, legal experts said Monday. The potential violation of federal election law centers on a provision that says it is a crime for a person "who in any election for federal office knowingly and willfully deprives, defrauds or attempts to deprive or defraud the residents of a state of a fair and impartially conducted election process." But while some former prosecutors said that they believed the call...