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  1. #13126

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    I don't even know where to put this.

    Ben Siegel @benyc
    White House chief of staff Mark Meadows "can't guarantee" there won't be a government shutdown on Dec. 12, when asked if WH would take it off the table.

    "Obviously we want to keep the government funded ... It's a high priority to make sure we keep our government funded."
    https://www.ajc.com/news/nation-worl...=snd-autopilot

    The Electoral College is scheduled to convene on 12/14/20
    “No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.” – Lily Tomlin.




  2. #13127

    Re: Politics Random Random

    The WSJ editorial board has been ride or die for Tiny since forever. Now this.

    Ben Smith @benyt
    What a bizarre editorial: @wsj tells Trump to stop trying to overturn the election because it would be "a calamity for the GOP"
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/georgia...st-11605915757

    Of course it's behind their paywall.
    “No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.” – Lily Tomlin.




  3. #13128

    Re: Politics Random Random

    Karine Jean-Pierre
    @K_JeanPierre
    Watch the Brian Williams salty shade at its best Down pointing backhand index

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1330165223928500229

    Suddenly I like Brian Williams...
    “No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.” – Lily Tomlin.




  4. #13129

    Re: Politics Random Random

    Not suddenly for me. I've always liked him. Even the SNL and late night guys will tell you, Brian's the funniest guy in the building. The quick wit and sarcasm hooked me long ago.

  5. #13130

    Re: Politics Random Random

    Quote Originally Posted by Ti-Amie View Post
    The WSJ editorial board has been ride or die for Tiny since forever. Now this.

    Ben Smith @benyt
    What a bizarre editorial: @wsj tells Trump to stop trying to overturn the election because it would be "a calamity for the GOP"
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/georgia...st-11605915757

    Of course it's behind their paywall.

    Sometimes there are ways around the paywalls. That's the case this time, let me know if you want to read it.

  6. #13131

    Re: Politics Random Random

    There’s a front-runner for Kamala Harris’s Senate seat — but Gavin Newsom could surprise us all
    Opinion by Dan Morain
    November 23, 2020 at 1:57 p.m. EST

    The list of Harris’s potential Democratic replacements is long: California Secretary of State Alex Padilla; California Attorney General Xavier Becerra; Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis; California State Senate Leader Toni Atkins; Reps. Karen Bass, Barbara Lee and Katie Porter; and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. Any one of them would be an intriguing pick. Former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown, who gave Newsom his start in politics, is pushing the governor to replace Harris with someone who is Black.

    But in a state where 40 percent of the population is Latino, Newsom probably is leaning that way. Garcia, the least well known of the potential choices, has faced the ravages of the pandemic. His mother and stepfather both died of covid-19 this summer. But he has no experience mounting a statewide campaign.

    Becerra has won statewide and made his name by suing the Trump administration more than 100 times. But he is not particularly close to Newsom and is a likely candidate for governor in 2026, along with many others.

    The 47-year-old Padilla, considered by many the front-runner, was quick to endorse Newsom’s 2018 run for governor. And he has a compelling personal story. In an interview last week, Padilla told the story of his parents coming separately to California on one-year work visas from Mexico. They met in Los Angeles, got green cards, married and raised three children in the working-class community of Pacoima in the San Fernando Valley. His father worked as a cook at the Du-Par’s restaurant chain and his mother cleaned houses.

    Padilla, who entered kindergarten not speaking English, graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an engineering degree. He says he became politically engaged in 1994 — as many Latinos did — when Californians passed Proposition 187, the initiative aimed at cutting public spending on undocumented immigrants, including public schooling and nursing home care.


    As he saw it, backers of the initiative, led by a Republican governor, Pete Wilson, were telling Mexican Americans that “the state and economy are tanking and it’s the fault of people like your parents,” Padilla told me last week.

    He won a Los Angeles City Council seat in 1999 and a state Senate seat in 2006. A central part of Padilla’s 2014 campaign for secretary of state was his pledge to add a million voters to the rolls in this first term. California’s voter registration data show there were 17.7 million registered voters when he took office, 73 percent of eligible voters; now, there are 22 million registered voters, 88 percent of those eligible — result of legislation he backed ensuring that everyone who gets a driver’s license is registered to vote.

    Padilla may be the front-runner, but Newsom could come up with a surprise, even as he no doubt seeks someone capable of winning Harris’s seat outright when it’s on the ballot in 2022.

    Consider his choice for a California Supreme Court justice. Shortly after President Trump selected Amy Coney Barrett as his third Supreme Court justice, Newsom opted for Martin Jenkins as his first state Supreme Court justice. Both jurists are Catholic. The comparisons end there.

    Presidents and governors often seek to cement their legacies by appointing jurists who are on the younger side of middle age. Barrett is 48. Jenkins, a retired state appellate court justice who was Newsom’s legal affairs advisor, is 67. He’s also Black and gay. He also could turn out to be a moderate, having been appointed to lower-court posts by three Republican governors.

    Filling a Senate vacancy is one of a governor’s most important decisions. In this instance, the politics of choosing for a Senate possibly split 50-50 carries an added weight. The smart money is on Padilla, but Newsom could well surprise with his announcement in the coming weeks...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...s-senate-seat/
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  7. #13132

    Re: Politics Random Random

    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1
    YouTube has barred One America News Network from posting new videos for a week and stripped it of its ability to make money off existing content after the Trump-friendly channel uploaded a video promoting a phony cure for COVID-19.

    https://www.axios.com/youtube-tempor...b708483c9.html
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