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  • Twitter says a new video from Trump doesn’t break the rules

    01/13/2021 8:02:44 PM PST · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    The Verge aka Vox ^ | Jan 13, 2021, 8:05pm EST | Sean Hollister
    Twitter told NBC it wasn’t technically ban evasion On January 8th, Twitter permanently banned President Donald Trump, and proceeded to play whack-a-mole as he attempted to dodge that ban by using different Twitter accounts, each of which Twitter suspended in turn. And yet less than a week later, a Trump video has been posted on the official @WhiteHouse account delivering a new video speech. The speech is not inflammatory — quite the opposite. It features Trump denouncing violence, lawbreaking, and vandalism. It contains messages many might have hoped Trump would issue immediately during or perhaps even before the attack on...
  • Business leaders urge Congress to certify Biden win

    01/04/2021 12:05:44 PM PST · by John W · 68 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2020 | Josh Dawsey
    Almost 200 of the country’s top business leaders urged Congress to certify the electoral results for President-elect Joe Biden in a letter Monday, arguing that “attempts to thwart or delay this process run counter to the essential tenets of our democracy.” The letter marked the business community’s most significant push yet to ensure President Trump’s efforts to overturn the November election are unsuccessful. Signers included a wide array of executives of Fortune 500 companies, from the leaders of banks, airlines, investment firms, pharmaceutical companies, professional sports leagues, real estate conglomerates, top law firms and media companies. “The presidential election has...
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert talks of violence in streets after his lawsuit is dismissed

    01/03/2021 12:02:19 PM PST · by RandFan · 66 replies
    The HIll ^ | 01/03/21 10:13 AM EST | BY JOHN BOWDEN
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) reacted to the dismissal of his lawsuit against Vice President Pence on Saturday, telling Newsmax that a court's refusal to force Pence to overturn the presidential election results essentially served as a call to Americans to incite violence in the streets. "The bottom line is the court is saying, 'We're not going to touch this. You have no remedy,'" Gohmert told Newsmax. "Essentially, the ruling would be 'You have to go to the streets and be as violent as antifa, BLM,'" he added. Gohmert was referring to protests that at times became violent over the summer...
  • 'Go to the streets and be as violent as Antifa and BLM': Rep. Louie Gohmert

    01/03/2021 11:09:10 AM PST · by Dr. Franklin · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 2, 2020 | KEITH GRIFFITH
    Following the ruling, Gohmert, a Texas Republican, told Newsmax: 'But if bottom line is, the court is saying, 'We're not going to touch this. You have no remedy' - basically, in effect, the ruling would be that you gotta go to the streets and be as violent as Antifa and BLM.' 'I have not encouraged and unequivocally do not advocate for violence,' he said. 'I have long advocated for following and teach the example of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. of peaceful protest.' 'That does not keep me from recognizing what lies ahead when the institutions created by a self-governing...
  • Vox: 4 winners and 5 losers from the last Biden-Trump debate

    10/23/2020 8:50:42 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 38 replies
    Vox ^ | Zack Beauchamp, German Lopez, Dylan Scott, Emily Stewart, Li Zhou, Fabiola Cineas, Jane Coaston, Jen
    The final debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, held on Thursday evening, was the first one of the entire campaign that actually felt like a debate. The first debate was a chaotic disaster thanks to Trump’s constant interruptions... This time around, better moderation and the handy use of a mute button allowed both candidates to express their thoughts — leading to a mix of actual substantive policy exchanges and personal mudslinging. The format seems to have suited Biden, who seemed energized and on-target — getting in a number of strong attacks on Trump’s record on...
  • Silicon Valley megadonors unleash a last-minute, $100 million barrage of ads against Trump

    10/20/2020 10:04:01 AM PDT · by RandFan · 36 replies
    Vox ^ | Oct 20 | By Theodore Schleifer
    A little-known Democratic super PAC backed by some of Silicon Valley’s biggest donors is quietly unleashing a torrent of television spending in the final weeks of the presidential campaign in a last-minute attempt to oust President Donald Trump, Recode has learned. The barrage of late money — which includes at least $22 million from Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz — figures among one of the most expensive and aggressive plays yet by tech billionaires, who have spent years studying how to maximize the return they get from each additional dollar they spend on politics. Moskovitz is placing his single biggest public...
  • Can anything change Americans’ minds about Donald Trump? [barf alert]

    09/05/2020 11:38:07 AM PDT · by thecodont · 54 replies
    Vox ^ | Sep 2, 2020, 7:30am EDT | By Ezra Klein@ezraklein
    On August 27, 2019, President Donald Trump held a 41.3 percent approval rating and a 54.2 percent disapproval rating, according to FiveThirtyEight’s poll tracker. During the 365 days that followed, Trump became the third president impeached by the House of Representatives; America assassinated Iranian general Qassem Soleimani; more than 200,000 Americans died from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus; the unemployment rate rose from 3.7 percent to 10.2 percent; the US banned incoming travel from Europe, China, and Brazil; an estimated 12 million people lost health insurance coverage; Trump pardoned Roger Stone, who was facing jail time for dirty...
  • REPORTER: QAnon believes you are secretly saving the world from this cult of pedophiles and cannibals. Are you behind that?TRUMP: Is that supposed to be a bad thing?

    08/19/2020 5:49:17 PM PDT · by rintintin · 37 replies
    Rupar Twitter ^ | Aug 19 2020 | Trump via Aaron Rupar
    Today’s press conference REPORTER: QAnon believes you are secretly saving the world from this cult of pedophiles and cannibals. Are you behind that? TRUMP: Is that supposed to be a bad thing? We are actually. We are saving the world. Video:
  • How to drive fossil fuels out of the US economy, quickly The US has everything it needs to decarbonize by 2035.

    08/10/2020 9:50:04 PM PDT · by rktman · 87 replies ^ | 8/6/2020 | Dave Roberts
    In the runup to World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt enlisted the entire US economy in an effort to scale up production of war material. All of the country’s resources were bent to the task. In 1939, the US had 1,700 aircraft; in 1945, it had 300,000 military aircraft and 18,500 B–24 bombers. By the time the war was won, the economy was up and humming with a massively expanded workforce (drawing in women and African Americans) and turbocharged productive capacity. Investments made during the war mobilization yielded a robust middle class and decades of sustained, broadly shared prosperity....
  • Vox Media preparing round of layoffs as business fails to improve amid coronavirus pandemic

    07/14/2020 2:03:21 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7-14-20 | Alex Sherman
    Vox Media, the owner of media properties including New York Magazine, The Verge, SBNation and Eater, has informed its worker unions to prepare for company-wide layoffs, according to people familiar with the matter. Vox spoke with union leaders Monday to inform them of their plan to cut staff, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private. Vox furloughed about 100 employees in April, or 9% of its staff, until July 31 as Covid-19 affected advertising budgets. Many of the furloughed workers who haven’t already taken buyouts will be laid off, according to a person...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg probably just dealt a fatal blow to the Equal Rights Amendment

    02/11/2020 2:49:01 PM PST · by fwdude · 43 replies
    Vox ^ | February 11, 2020 | Ian Millhiser
    At an event at Georgetown University’s law school, moderator and federal appellate judge Margaret McKeown asked Ginsburg about an ongoing effort to revive the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which provides that “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Three-fourths of the states, or 38 total, are required to amend the Constitution. Last month, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the ERA and one of only three states to do so since 1977 — but there’s a catch. Congress imposed a 1982 deadline...
  • Vox journalist mocked for pushing theory that Trump itches face with 'middle finger' to dig opponents

    01/09/2020 10:56:50 PM PST · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 9 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    A journalist for Vox was mocked on Thursday for suggesting that President Trump purposely itches his face with his middle finger in order to subtly insult Democrats and other opponents. Vox associate editor Aaron Rupar shared a video clip of the president touching his face with "the bird" on two separate occasions. One instance was while Trump was on speakerphone with what Rupar described was an "uppity woman"; the other was of him at a press conference responding to a question about whether he thought Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Hunter Biden should testify as part of the impeachment inquiry.
  • It’s time to start contacting NBC leadership and executives about the bigotry against Christians being spread by Vox.

    01/03/2020 11:21:45 PM PST · by Swarthy Greek Immigrant · 3 replies ^ | 9:24 PM · Jan 3, 2020 | Mike Cernovich
    Let’s all ask @NBCUniversal if they agree with Vox that Christians are cult members. NBC is a major investor in Vox. It’s time to start contacting NBC leadership and executives about the bigotry against Christians being spread by Vox.
  • Vox Cheered California’s Gig Economy Law, Then Fired Freelance Workers [liberal hypocrisy at its finest]

    12/18/2019 3:59:14 PM PST · by grundle · 6 replies ^ | December 17, 2019 | W. E. Messamore
    Vox Media rooted for the passage of a California gig economy bill that is now forcing Vox to lay off hundreds of its own freelance workers. * Vox Media is laying off hundreds of freelance workers as California’s gig economy rights bill takes effect. * Vox cheered for the gig economy bill on its own news pages. Now it’s letting freelance workers go because of the new law. * This is a painfully ironic, cautionary tale against the broader labor movement represented by politicians like Sen. Elizabeth Warren. California AB-5 takes effect in 2020 after passage by the California state...
  • Vox Media to cut hundreds of freelance jobs ahead of changes in California gig economy laws

    12/17/2019 1:56:13 PM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published Mon, Dec 16 20193:50 PM EST Updated Mon, Dec 16 20197:09 PM EST | Ari Levy & Alex Sherman
    Key Points: Hundreds of Vox Media freelancers will lose their jobs in the coming months. Vox Media is preparing for a California law, Assembly Bill 5, which goes into effect in 2020 and forbids nonemployees from submitting more than 35 articles per year. SB Nation said Monday that it will move its California team blogs, which rely on contractors, to a new system run by SB Nation employees. ========================================================================= Hundreds of freelance writers at Vox Media, primarily those covering sports for the SB Nation site, will lose their jobs in the coming months as the company prepares for a California...
  • What Trump has done to the courts, explained

    12/09/2019 5:51:55 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 12/9/19 | Ian Millheiser
    In less than three years as president, President Trump has done nearly as much to shape the courts as President Obama did in eight years. Trump hasn’t simply given lots of lifetime appointments to lots of lawyers. He’s filled the bench with some of the smartest, and some of the most ideologically reliable, men and women to be found in the conservative movement. Long after Trump leaves office, these judges will shape American law — pushing it further and further to the right even if the voters soundly reject Trumpism in 2020. Let’s start with some raw numbers. Both Obama...
  • Michelle Obama shares 'Happy Thanksgiving' message [Barack: Advice on how to argue better]

    11/28/2019 10:29:12 AM PST · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/2019 | Aris Folley
    Former first lady Michelle Obama took to social media to wish Americans a “Happy Thanksgiving” on Wednesday. “From our family to yours, #HappyThanksgiving!” she tweeted. The post also featured a sunny photo of her along with her husband and children. Former President Obama also tweeted a message to his 110 million followers earlier on Wednesday ahead of the holiday. “Before arguing with friends or family around the Thanksgiving table, take a look at the science behind arguing better,” he tweeted. “And it'll never hurt to try this: ‘Listen to people, get them to think about their own experience, and...
  • Audio tape reveals Richard Spencer is, as everyone knew, a racist

    11/05/2019 3:12:10 PM PST · by FewsOrange · 25 replies
    Vox ^ | Nov 4, 2019, 5:20pm | Jane Coastonjane
    <p>In audio first put online by right-wing pundit and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on Saturday, white nationalist Richard Spencer can allegedly be heard ranting about Jewish people and mixed-race people.</p> <p>The audio — purportedly from an emergency meeting that took place on August 13, 2017, the day after the far-right “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, disintegrated into violence, resulting in the murder of a counterprotester named Heather Heyer — features Spencer screaming racist and anti-Semitic slurs he has generally avoided using in public in an effort to more politely argue for “the creation of a White Ethno-State.”</p>
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings’s funeral featured a powerful indictment of Trump’s character

    10/25/2019 1:10:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Vox ^ | October 25, 2019 | Tara Golshan and Li Zhou
    Rep. Elijah Cummings’s funeral Friday, marked by speeches from Barack Obama, the Clintons, and Cummings’s family, was as much a heartfelt celebration of a man who dedicated his life to public service as it was an indictment of President Donald Trump’s character in office. In his last months, Cummings, who chaired the powerful House Committee on Oversight and Reform — one of the committees carrying out the impeachment inquiry into Trump —became the subject of Trump’s ire. Trump called Cummings a “brutal bully” in July and derided the Congress member’s Baltimore district as the “worst in the USA,” a “rat...
  • Trump just quietly cut legal immigration by up to 65%

    10/11/2019 12:36:00 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    Vox ^ | 10/09/19 | Nicole Narea
    With one proclamation signed late Friday evening last week, President Donald Trump made his adviser Stephen Miller’s dreams of restricting legal immigration a reality. When it goes into effect November 3, the proclamation will make getting into the US much harder for immigrants sponsored by family members, the phenomenon Trump has excoriated as “chain migration.” It will throw up a barrier to those coming through the diversity visa lottery — the subject of Trump’s “shithole countries” rant — which allows the US to accept 55,000 immigrants annually from countries with historically low levels of immigration. Researchers estimate it could keep...