A Historic Confirmation

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  1. April 11, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    thanks NW, greetings to all.

  2. April 11, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    Judge Jackson’s Historic and Bipartisan Confirmation

    President Biden, Vice President Harris and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Deliver Remarks on the Senate’s Historic, Bipartisan Confirmation of Judge Jackson to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

  3. April 11, 2022 at 1:03 pm


    Judge Jackson’s ‘sisters’ react to her Supreme Court confirmation

    Lisa Fairfax, Antoinette Coakley and Nina Simmons join MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell to reflect on the moment they learned that their Harvard College roommate, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, was confirmed to the Supreme Court and how their “sisterhood” has helped them navigate through life’s biggest moments.

    ——Met at Harvard College in 1988, hearing about their sisterhood over the years since then is beautiful.

  4. April 11, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    U.S. Says It Secretly Removed Malware Worldwide,
    Pre-empting Russian Cyberattacks
    The operation is the latest effort by the Biden administration to thwart actions by Russia by making them public before Moscow can strike.

    By Kate Conger and David E. Sanger

    “WASHINGTON — The United States said on Wednesday that it had secretly removed malware from computer networks around the world in recent weeks, a step to pre-empt Russian cyberattacks and send a message to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

    The move, made public by Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, comes as U.S. officials warn that Russia could try to strike American critical infrastructure — including financial firms, pipelines and the electric grid — in response to the crushing sanctions that the United States has imposed on Moscow over the war in Ukraine.

    The malware enabled the Russians to create “botnets” — networks of private computers that are infected with malicious software and controlled by the G.R.U., the intelligence arm of the Russian military. But it is unclear what the malware was intended to do, since it could be used for everything from surveillance to destructive attacks.

    An American official said on Wednesday that the United States did not want to wait to find out.”

    —–bravi, yay !!

  5. 6 jer44
    April 11, 2022 at 1:35 pm


  6. April 11, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    President Barack Obama and Maria Ressa on Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy

    President Barack Obama, Anne Applebaum, David Axelrod, Jeffrey Goldberg, Adrienne LaFrance, and Nobel Prize–winning journalist Maria Ressa discuss disinformation and the threats it poses to democracy in the first part of a conference presented by The Atlantic and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.

  7. April 11, 2022 at 3:01 pm

    Biden eyes new steps on gun violence, including an ATF director
    The Senate has only once confirmed an ATF director. The White House hopes to change that with a new nominee.

    “The report added, “Biden’s announcement will most likely rely on executive orders on gun control, ghost guns and other facets of firearms regulation as part of an approach to rein in the pandemic wave of firearms-related attacks, two people with knowledge of his remarks said.”

    Benen: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/biden-eyes-new-steps-gun-violence-atf-director-rcna23879)

    —President Biden speaking now on this topic.

  8. April 11, 2022 at 3:03 pm

    President Obama Visits Hyde Park Academy, University Of Chicago During Return To The City
    The 44th president also visited Wednesday’s Chicago Bulls game with high schoolers in his My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and Girls Opportunity Alliance groups.

    Maxwell Evans

    “WOODLAWN — Former President Barack Obama made stops this week at two South Side educational institutions near where construction crews are building his presidential center in Jackson Park.
    Obama spoke at a national seminar on disinformation Wednesday and to high schoolers
    about their future careers Thursday.
    On Wednesday, the former president visited the University of Chicago’s Rubenstein Forum,
    giving the first-day keynote speech at a Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy conference.”


  9. April 11, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    Potential Gamechanger
    As 1/6 Committee Has Evidence That Capitol Attackers Were In Contact With Trump’s Campaign

    If the 1/6 Committee can prove that the militias were in contact with Trump’s campaign, then the Capitol attack was the violent arm of a coordinated coup, which was being run out of the Oval Office.

    “The coup was quite vast. It appears to have federal and state arms that involved everything from lawsuits to blocking certification of the election to fake sets of state electors.

    The plot did not come together in days or even weeks.
    It has the sort of depth that suggests months of work went into the plan to overturn the election.

    If Trump’s campaign gets connected to the 1/6 violence, It suggests that the seditious conspiracy goes to the top.

    Easley: (https://www.politicususa.com/2022/04/08/1-6-committee-militias-trump-rally.html)

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  13. 17 Dudette
    April 11, 2022 at 9:57 pm

  14. 19 ggail44
    April 11, 2022 at 10:52 pm

  15. 22 amk for obama
    April 12, 2022 at 12:37 am

    And fb of incompetence has been ‘investigating’ hunter biden, for what, a year now? #garbagegarland

  16. 23 amk for obama
    April 12, 2022 at 1:14 am

  17. 24 amk for obama
    April 12, 2022 at 5:46 am

    The murderous war criminal is thumbing his nose at collective cowering west.

  18. 25 amk for obama
    April 12, 2022 at 8:25 am

    So much for the reasonable rethug.

  19. April 12, 2022 at 9:03 am

  20. April 12, 2022 at 10:17 am

    Chance The Rapper “Child Of God”

  21. April 12, 2022 at 11:20 am

    Report Of Massive Saudi Payout To Kushner Raises New Questions About Trump Admin Policies

    “Rachel Maddow revisits reports of
    Saudi Arabia agreeing to invest
    a billion dollars
    in Trump Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s firm,
    and adds new reporting from the New York Times
    that Donald Trump’s son-in-law
    Jared Kushner
    secured a two billion dollar investment from the Saudis
    despite lacking the qualifications to handle such an investment.”


  22. April 12, 2022 at 11:25 am

    “U.S. general says Russia is jamming U.S.-provided GPS signals in Ukraine.”

  23. April 12, 2022 at 11:26 am

    Distraught over orders to investigate trans kids’ families, Texas child welfare workers are resigning

    “Other investigators don’t want to follow an order they believe harms families but worry about the impact of a mass employee exodus on the state’s most vulnerable children.”

    Eleanor Klibanoff: (https://www.texastribune.org/2022/04/11/texas-trans-child-abuse-investigations/)

    • April 12, 2022 at 11:32 am

      “And children will die in Texast” to score cheap political points.

      imo, this could happen in my state also causing trans people to flee.

      Trans children finally get the chance to be their authentic selves supported by their families, the hormone blocking treatment at puberty is life saving.

      A teen can avoid the horror of watching a boy’s body parts,
      with its muscle and facial hair growing on her body.
      A boy can avoid watching the growth of breasts on his body.

      Trans child health care saves lives, yet it is being criminalized.
      When will GOPQ monsters be held accountable in This life?

  24. April 12, 2022 at 11:33 am

    “Disney heir Charlee Disney has publicly come out as transgender
    and condemned Republicans’ wave of anti-LGBTQ+ bills.
    The Disney family has pledged to match up to $500,000 in donations to the Human Rights Campaign.”
    (Lazarus, Crooked)

  25. 38 jer44
    April 12, 2022 at 11:38 am

    • 39 jacquelineoboomer
      April 13, 2022 at 12:00 am

      Thank God no one was killed, but that’ll change how so many riders feel about taking the subway. Obviously, there’s not much choice for most.

  26. 40 jer44
    April 12, 2022 at 11:47 am

  27. 41 jer44
    April 12, 2022 at 11:50 am

  28. April 12, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    President Obama interview on ‘Today’ (nbc).

  29. April 12, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    Obama: “I underestimated” disinformation’s threat to democracies”

    Shawna Chen


  30. April 12, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    ‘It’s not a matter of if, but when’:
    Scientists say pathogens are ‘ubiquitous’ in wildlife trade
    Project to identify infectious diseases among mammals sold at wildlife markets reveals the perfect conditions to spark a new pandemic


  31. April 12, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    Thomas Poses With Senate Candidate Walker in Supreme Court Photo
    It comes amid scrutiny stemming from wife’s political work
    Walker was in Washington to receive Horatio Alger Award

    By Greg Stohr

    “Justice Clarence Thomas spent time at the U.S. Supreme Court this week
    with Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker,
    posing for a photo tweeted out
    by the former football star’s campaign spokesperson.

    The photo comes amid scrutiny of the conservative justice stemming from the political activities of his wife,
    Virginia Thomas, including text messages she sent urging then-President Donald Trump’s chief of staff to do more to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory.”


  32. April 12, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    Why is Trump lumping himself in with notorious criminals?
    It’s one thing when Donald Trump’s critics equate his alleged misconduct with infamous criminals;
    it’s something else when he does this to himself.

    Benen: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/trump-lumping-notorious-criminals-rcna23617)

  33. 50 jer44
    April 12, 2022 at 5:51 pm

  34. April 12, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Remarks by President Biden Announcing Actions to Fight Gun Crime and His Nominee for ATF Director,
    Steve Dettelbach

    APRIL 11, 2022
    Rose Garden


  35. April 12, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    President Biden:

    “But let me ask you: Is it extreme to protect police officers? Extreme to protect our children?
    Extreme to keep guns out of the hands of people who couldn’t even pass a background check?”

  36. April 12, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Statement from Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Oklahoma Law Restricting Access to Reproductive Health Care

    APRIL 12, 2022

    “Today, the country’s most restrictive legislation regulating access to reproductive health care was signed into law in Oklahoma. This law makes providing an abortion illegal in the state of Oklahoma, with only a narrow exception for medical emergencies and no exception for rape or incest.

    This unconstitutional attack on women’s rights is just the latest and one of the most extreme state laws signed into law to date. Protecting the right recognized in Roe v. Wade continues to be a priority for the Biden-Harris Administration, and we call on Congress to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would shut down these attacks and codify this long-recognized, constitutional right. Make no mistake: the actions today in Oklahoma are a part of disturbing national trend attacking women’s rights and the Biden Administration will continue to stand with women in Oklahoma and across the country in the fight to defend their freedom to make their own choices about their futures.”


  37. 57 amk for obama
    April 12, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Atta girl.

  38. 60 amk for obama
    April 12, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Atta boy.

  39. 61 amk for obama
    April 12, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    fifth columnist fourth estate. they are the no. 1 public enemy.

  40. 62 amk for obama
    April 12, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    another trumpturd that should have been shitcanned by Biden.

  41. 63 Dudette
    April 12, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    Needed a little music to escape the ugly in the world. Thought I’d share.

  42. 64 amk for obama
    April 12, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Lol. Great messaging.

  43. 65 amk for obama
    April 12, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Lol. Cons are Fucking morons.

  44. 66 amk for obama
    April 12, 2022 at 11:51 pm

  45. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    April 13, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Goodnight, TODville – and all the ships at sea! And thank you, Nerdy darlin’ – for being here for all of us!

  46. 68 amk for obama
    April 13, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Dems suck at messaging. Same old shit.

    • April 13, 2022 at 9:04 am

    • April 13, 2022 at 9:20 am

      The DEMS have folks who call themselves Dems (but who are not Dems) who work against whatever the message may be

      aka the squad…aka Sanders….aka Justice Dems…etc…

      Justices DEMS primary CBC members….Sanders is promoting Nina Turner against Shontelle Brown….

      a member of the Squad representing the WFP gives a rebuttal to Pres Biden’s SOTU address…

      it is hard to have a UNIFIED message when you have these forces within the Democratic Party whose purpose is to cause chaos and confusion…causing losses

      and of course there is the MSM who carries carries water for the GOP…

      So Dems fight the forces on the Left and the Right…

      Press On~~

      • April 13, 2022 at 1:28 pm

        Firstly…have tremendous respect for you Sheila.

        imo, perpetuating this kind of Russian disinformation is playing into their hands.
        I watched from a distance during the 2016 election (India) the dangerous nonsense about Bernie and AOC. Let’s remember how they’ve worked with President Biden to come up with his agenda, which would be signed into law by now if not for S & M acting on behalf of O & G worldwide enablers.

        And while in India a white American all but physically attacked me due to her belief in the lies about Hillary. From a distance, you can see clearly how this game is being played.

        We must stick together. No doubt Putin and his GOP fan boys will double down on this strategy going forward. Until we see Rule Of Law in action from the top, they’ll continue to destroy America.

  47. 72 Dudette
    April 13, 2022 at 9:13 am

    Good Morning TOD Family! President Obama’s National Parks series on Netflixdropped today!

  48. 73 amk for obama
    April 13, 2022 at 11:33 am

  49. April 13, 2022 at 11:59 am

    Samantha Power on Russian atrocities and ‘genocide’: ‘The facts are plain as day’

    Samantha Power, USAID administrator and former U.S. ambassador to the U.N.,
    talks with Rachel Maddow about President Joe Biden describing Russia’s conduct in its war on Ukraine
    as “genocide,” and the chances that Vladimir Putin will be held to account for atrocities committed by Russia
    against Ukraine.

  50. April 13, 2022 at 12:01 pm

    In Mariupol’s Drama Theater, a Cry for ‘Mama!’ That Offered Brief Relief

    A family shares its story of surviving the Russian attack on a theater that officials in the besieged southern Ukrainian city believe killed about 300 people.

    “Ms. Dubovitskaya, interviewed last month at a shelter in Lviv, in western Ukraine,
    said she and her two young children were among the many civilians sheltering in Mariupol’s Drama Theater on March 16 when it was devastated by a Russian airstrike. A wall fell onto her 2-year-old daughter, Nastya, and in those horrific first moments, Ms. Dubovitskaya recalled, she did not know if the girl had survived.””


  51. 77 jer44
    April 13, 2022 at 1:18 pm

  52. 78 jer44
    April 13, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    • April 13, 2022 at 1:35 pm

      Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Impact of Texas Border Delays

      APRIL 13, 2022

      Governor Abbott’s unnecessary and redundant inspections of trucks transiting ports of entry
      between Texas and Mexico are causing significant disruptions to the food and automobile supply chains,
      delaying manufacturing, impacting jobs, and raising prices for families in Texas and across the country.
      Local businesses and trade associations are calling on Governor Abbott to reverse this decision because trucks are facing lengthy delays exceeding 5 hours at some border crossings and commercial traffic has dropped by as much as 60 percent. The continuous flow of legitimate trade and travel and CBP’s ability to do its job should not be obstructed. Governor Abbott’s actions are impacting people’s jobs, and the livelihoods of hardworking American families.


    • April 13, 2022 at 1:39 pm

      reporting last night
      the untold problems due to Abbott trying to cause chaos,
      undermine jobs,
      the flow of goods,
      supply chain that is already troubled due to fallout of Covid.
      Companies are leaving,
      lines of truckers waiting in place for many days,
      and then contracts cancelled.

      The excuse of checking all trucks is phony
      because they were already given the thumbs up at the border
      after being thoroughly checked.
      The only checks that can be done now
      are of tire pressure and the like,
      since the trucks
      cannot legally be opened up or inspected by Abbott’s people.

      Abbott has hurt Texans so much during his time in office…He Must Go.
      Turn TX blue.

    • April 13, 2022 at 1:41 pm

      Sending migrants to D.C. is more of Abbott’s chaos making.
      Destruction and destraction from their crimes is all his party knows.

  53. April 13, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    Nice Break

  54. 84 amk for obama
    April 13, 2022 at 1:36 pm

  55. April 13, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    President Biden:
    “Yes, I called it genocide. It has become clearer and clearer that Putin is just trying to wipe out the idea of even being — being able to be Ukrainian.”

  56. April 13, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    “A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide” by Samantha Power.

  57. 87 Dudette
    April 13, 2022 at 2:14 pm


  58. April 13, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    Chris Hayes Podcast with Timothy Snyder

    Why Is This Happening? – Ep 208

    Audio: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRiDdvG-BDc)

  59. 89 amk for obama
    April 13, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

  60. April 13, 2022 at 2:33 pm

    Georgia legislature passes law eliminating need for permit to conceal and carry a gun
    Gov. Brian Kemp said in a tweet he looked forward to signing the law.


    —-There’s a mass shooting every day in America.

    • April 13, 2022 at 2:37 pm

      Police using serial number to trace gun used in yesterday’s shooting spree (the one on the news, that is).
      Ghost guns have no serial numbers…see President Biden response on ghost guns.

  61. 92 amk for obama
    April 13, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    Yet another fafo, you vote for shit, you get shit, lesson for shitty dems, who vote for shitty rethugs.

  62. 95 jer44
    April 13, 2022 at 4:07 pm


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