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  1. 1 ggail44
    November 27, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    Good West Coast Sunday morning Nerdy and TOD family. 💖💃🏾🙏🏾

  2. 2 ggail44
    November 27, 2022 at 1:28 pm

  3. 3 ggail44
    November 27, 2022 at 1:30 pm

  4. 4 ggail44
    November 27, 2022 at 1:35 pm

  5. 5 ggail44
    November 27, 2022 at 1:47 pm

  6. November 27, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    ‘The Light We Carry. Overcoming in Uncertain Times’ is out now!
    —very much looking fwd. Super congrats to our MO !!

    • November 27, 2022 at 3:07 pm

      Michelle Obama
      “On this #SmallBusinessSaturday, let’s give it up for all the independent bookstores and booksellers for everything they do. I’m grateful for their support of #TheLightWeCarry, and I hope all of you will check out your neighborhood bookstore this holiday season and all year round!”

  7. November 27, 2022 at 3:08 pm

    Reverend Warnock was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

    S. 4011: Capping Drug Costs for Seniors Act of 2022
    S. 1031: A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on disparities associated with race and ethnicity with respect to certain benefits administered …
    S. 3033: A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3900 Crown Road Southwest in Atlanta, Georgia, as the “John R. Lewis Post Office …
    S. 1675: Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act

    —-having a bill actually enacted is totally a BFD.

    • November 27, 2022 at 3:09 pm


      Recently introduced the following legislation:

      S. 5020: Affordable Electric Vehicles for America Act of 2022
      S.Con.Res. 48: A concurrent resolution recognizing the significance of equal pay and the disparity in …
      S. 4841: Love Lives On Act of 2022
      S. 4737: Housing Market Transparency Act
      S. 4722: American Dream Down Payment Act of 2022
      S. 4728: Rent Relief Act of 2022
      S. 4564: BAH Calculation Improvement Act


  8. November 27, 2022 at 3:10 pm

    “The problem is we decided billionaires were adults.”
    Roger McNamee

  9. November 27, 2022 at 3:10 pm

    VP Harris
    “On this Native American Heritage Day, we celebrate the history and contributions of Native peoples. We will continue to uphold our trust and treaty responsibilities, and work to strengthen sovereignty and self-determination for Tribal Nations.”

  10. November 27, 2022 at 3:12 pm

    Little Cherokee Seeds aims to create Cherokee speakers
    The program’s focus is to meet with parents and their pre-verbal children and immerse them culturally and linguistically, based on how fluent speakers grew up

    Cherokee Phoenix: (https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/little-cherokee-seeds-aims-to-create-cherokee-speakers)

  11. November 27, 2022 at 3:12 pm

    Traditional recognition for women veterans
    Linda Woods and her eagle staff, Miigizi, recognize and honor female veterans around the world

    Pauly Dentclaw: (https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/traditional-recognition-for-women-veterans)

  12. November 27, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    Angela Bassett, co-star of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ joins Joy Reid to remember Chadwick Boseman who portrayed T’Challa, king and protector of Wakanda, in the original ‘Black Panther’ film. “We gathered together before we even began to shoot the first frame to just remember him,” Bassett tells Joy Reid, “recall his brilliance and his love, and his tenacity.”


  13. November 27, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    Rep. Kinzinger: Jan. 6 Committee’s Findings “Blew Away” Own Expectations


    —-imo part of a superb lengthy interview.

  14. November 27, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    Rice and the Climate Crisis: Thai rice farmers struggle against climate-driven challenges

    In part one of a four-part series on Earth Day looking at how climate change is impacting rice production and trade, farmers in Thailand tell CNA they are regularly grappling with adverse weather patterns that are impacting their output and livelihood.

    Jack Board: (https://www.channelnewsasia.com/sustainability/thailand-rice-farming-climate-challenges-2627961)

  15. November 27, 2022 at 3:17 pm

    SEOUL: Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that Beijing was willing to work with Pyongyang for world peace, North Korean state media said Saturday (Nov 26).

    “Washington has said it wants China, Pyongyang’s most important ally and economic benefactor, to use its influence to help rein in North Korea.”


  16. November 27, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    President Biden
    Under our Administration, 5 million Americans have gained health care coverage.

    • November 27, 2022 at 3:19 pm

      The White House

      Despite global challenges, the Biden-Harris Administration is making progress:
      – 10 million jobs created
      – Unemployment near record lows
      – More new small businesses launching than ever before
      – No new taxes on people earning less than $400,000 a year

      President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law represents a once-in-a-generation investment in all 50 states, D.C., territories, and Tribal communities.

  17. November 27, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    “the republican party doesn’t know where it is going till it gets there.”
    “we’ve got to pay our bills.”
    (Rep Green)

  18. 22 ggail44
    November 27, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Awesome Ad

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  21. 25 ggail44
    November 27, 2022 at 10:58 pm

  22. 26 ggail44
    November 28, 2022 at 11:41 am

    Former top Trump White House aide Kellyanne Conway is being questioned by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, NBC News reported Monday.
    Conway, an instrumental part of former President Donald Trump’s successful 2016 campaign and one of his closest advisors in office, appeared in person for the deposition on Capitol Hill, two sources familiar with the matter told NBC.
    Conway did not respond to questions from an ABC News reporter who spotted her entering a conference room used by the select committee.
    She was accompanied by attorney Emmet Flood, who is reportedly also representing former Vice President Mike Pence and other people involved in Trump-related legal matters.
    Flood did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment. A spokesman for the Jan. 6 committee did not immediately respond to an inquiry about Conway’s appearance.

    This is developing news

  23. November 28, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    “For the last seven years or so, the American people have been on an emotional and political rollercoaster. The ride has been terrifying. They elected Joe Biden president in 2020 in an effort to escape the thuggery, violence and pathological lies of the Trump era, but Donald Trump and the Republican fascist movement made that impossible. America’s democracy crisis as epitomized by Trump’s coup attempt and the Capitol attack of Jan. 6, 2021, has not ended.”

    “We should be able to hold two truths in our minds simultaneously.
    We are living in an era of global democratic recession. The United States has not been immune to that trend. The evidence is clear that the quality of American democracy has been declining precipitously over the last 15 or so years. We have to understand that we are living in a moment of real danger for democracy, regardless of what happens in any given election. This is a 15-year trend. The challenge is not ending in the next three months or next year. The great political orders of history have all at some point come to an end, and the way it can happen here is if we convince ourselves that it can’t.”

    “American exceptionalism is going to make us more resilient than Turkey or Brazil, for example. As we saw with the midterms, there are radical extremists in the Republican Party who are running on a platform of election denial, the Big Lie and pledging that if they are put in office, Republicans will never lose an election again. Right now, a person who attempted a violent coup to stay in power illegitimately is the frontrunner for the Republican nomination, which in a 50-50 country puts him a coin flip, give or take, away from achieving power again. And if he does that, he’s already made clear he doesn’t intend to relinquish that power so long as he lives and breathes on this earth.”
    (excerpts, Ian Bassin, Protect Democracy)

    Chauncy Devaga:
    More: (https://www.salon.com/2022/11/28/former-obama-lawyer-ian-bassin-the-coming-indictment-of-donald-will-break-his-power/)

  24. November 28, 2022 at 12:08 pm


    Voters turn out for Saturday voting in Georgia Senate runoff

    “Warnock mentioned the lawsuit toward the end of his stump speech, saying “we had to take them to court just so you could vote today.”

    In a press briefing afterward, he called securing Saturday voting a win for democracy.

    ”People, especially working people, wage earners, are the ones I was thinking about,” Warnock said. “Who may not have the luxury of voting during a weekday. This gives them one more opportunity, and the people are once again voting with their feet. They’re showing us that they need this. They’re using it.”

    Tyler Estep: (https://www.ajc.com/politics/election/voters-turn-out-for-saturday-voting-in-georgia-senate-runoff/WJLNXU2IVRHAXE5EC76QLNP7BM/)

  25. November 28, 2022 at 12:09 pm

Ossoff celebrates passage of bill to bolster investigations into unsolved lynchings

    Riley Bunch: (https://www.gpb.org/news/2022/11/25/ossoff-celebrates-passage-of-bill-bolster-investigations-unsolved-lynchings)

  26. November 28, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    At Protests, Guns Are Doing the Talking
    Armed Americans, often pushing a right-wing agenda, are increasingly using open-carry laws to intimidate opponents and shut down debate.

    “Across the country, openly carrying a gun in public is no longer just an exercise in self-defense — increasingly it is a soapbox for elevating one’s voice and, just as often, quieting someone else’s.

    “This month, armed protesters appeared outside an elections center in Phoenix, hurling baseless accusations that the election for governor had been stolen from the Republican, Kari Lake. In October, Proud Boys with guns joined a rally in Nashville where conservative lawmakers spoke against transgender medical treatments for minors.”

    “Whether at the local library, in a park or on Main Street, most of these incidents happen where Republicans have fought to expand the ability to bear arms in public,
    a movement bolstered by a recent Supreme Court ruling on the right to carry firearms outside the home. The loosening of limits has occurred as violent political rhetoric rises and the police in some places fear bloodshed among an armed populace on a hair trigger…Deploying the Second Amendment in service of the First has become a way to buttress a policy argument…”‘

    Mike McIntyre: (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/26/us/guns-protests-open-carry.html)

  27. November 28, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    Who we’ve always been’: Ken Burns on violence as part of American identity

    Director and documentarian Ken Burns joins MSNBC’s Ari Melber on the extremist politics voters rejected in the midterms, the history of violence in American politics and his new photographic history book in this wide ranging interview. Burns telling Melber “history is not melodrama, it’s tragedy… It takes art, the photographer’s lens, to see that it’s neither and both. We are all these things.”


  28. November 28, 2022 at 12:33 pm


    Sherrilyn Ifill:
    “Sharing from POST: Saw @TillMovie. Heart wrenching, yes. But anchored by a truly extraordinary performance by Danielle Deadwyler, it is a lovely and empowering film. It was critical to see Mrs. Till’s agency centered in this film. Grieving women fought in the Civil Right Mvmt.”

    • November 28, 2022 at 12:34 pm

      For Whoopi Goldberg, ‘Till’ release comes after long wait

      “After Goldberg dove deep into Till’s backstory, she and her production teammates Barbara Broccoli and Fred Zollo eagerly pitched movie ideas to several major studios. All eventually turned them down. It became discouraging at times, but after more than two decades of trying to get the project green lit, Hollywood finally took notice following George Floyd’s death in 2020.

      Goldberg said that’s when MGM’s Orion Pictures stepped up to financially support the development of “Till,” which opens in theaters Friday and includes some of the behind-the-scenes details about Mamie Till-Mobley’s monumental decision to expose the brutality of her son’s death to educate people.”

      Jonathan Landrum Jr: (https://apnews.com/article/emmett-till-movie-whoopi-goldberg-civil-rights-dd61149984551ac8734170011b2b4ef9)

  29. November 28, 2022 at 2:05 pm


    First Lady Jill Biden Reveals the 2022 Holidays at the White House and Thanks Volunteers

  30. November 28, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    Relentless Don Lemon Gets Former Official To Condemn Trump’s Dinner With Anti-Semites

    “LEMON: It is insulting for you to – to think that I don’t understand bigotry and racism, because I understand it. And if someone was a bigot or a racist and you asked me about them, I will always say that it is wrong to traffic and meet with bigots and racists, regardless of what you might think about me and talking about a Jewish person, about — I’m not talking about the Holocaust. He’s a Holocaust denier. You’re bringing up the Holocaust. A Holocaust denier met with the former president, who you worked with. That should be more insulting to you than me talking about how you should respond to it, how you should respond directly to it.

    KHODORKOVSKY: Let’s – let’s take a step back, Don, and let’s – let’s focus on the real issue of concern for both of us, which is, there’s a rise in anti-Semitism in the United States and the world. And we should not give a platform to any Holocaust deniers or anti-Semites wherever they are. And I think it — I don’t think that the president should have met with Kanye or his sidekick. And I wish no one else will either.

    LEMON: That’s — you could have said that in the beginning. Thank you very much, Len. Appreciate it.”

    Jason Easley: (https://www.politicususa.com/2022/11/28/relentless-don-lemon-gets-former-official-to-condemn-trumps-dinner-with-anti-semites.html)

  31. November 29, 2022 at 8:21 am

    How Beautiful…

  32. November 29, 2022 at 9:46 am

    Lessons for America…We must hold these folks accountable…but America has trouble holding white supremacists …etc accountable…NO Accountability… keeps us in this momentt.

  33. November 29, 2022 at 10:37 am

  34. November 29, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    Michelle Obama

    This #GivingTuesday, I hope you’ll consider giving what you can to support our work at the @GirlsAlliance
    Every donation has the power to change a girl’s life—like Streytouch, a student from our global community who dreams of becoming a business leader. http://gofundme.com/girlsopportunityalliance

    • November 29, 2022 at 12:27 pm

      Welcome to the Girls Opportunity Alliance GoFundMe

      Join us in supporting grassroots leaders around the world who are doing vital work to empower girls through education so they can, in turn, transform their families, communities, and countries.

      Learn about the incredible work these grassroots leaders are doing by clicking on the campaigns below and support the projects that are changing the lives of girls across the world.

      Because the future of our world is only as bright as our girls.


    • November 29, 2022 at 12:38 pm

      this was yesterday, more today from President Biden….WH meeting with the leaders of both Houses. Speaker Pelosi: “We must avoid a strike.”
      Seemingly there is bi-partisan support. Every other comparative nation has sick leave, but we will see.

    • November 29, 2022 at 1:00 pm

      Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) has enlisted former first lady Michelle Obama in his runoff election against GOP candidate Herschel Walker. (“A special message…”)

      “This is Michelle Obama and I’m calling to make sure you have a plan to vote for Rev. Raphael Warnock,” Obama says. “This election is going to be very close, and there are a lot of folks on the other side hoping you stay home. But we need you to get out and vote one more time for Raphael Warnock.”

      “Rev. Warnock will always fight for Georgia and in the Senate, he’s proven he can get things done,” Obama adds. “Early voting has already begun and there’s no reason to wait until Election Day. Go to http://www.warnock.vote to learn more. I hope you’ll join me in supporting Raphael Warnock.” (The Hill)

  35. November 29, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    Chuck Schumer slams Donald Trump for ‘disgusting’ Ye, Fuentes dinner

    • November 29, 2022 at 1:32 pm

      Fmr Sen McCaskill:
      “I think it’s time for AIPAC to say we will no longer tolerate this.”
      “There is a lifelong…of evil in the republican party.”
      “And Trump’s own grandchildren caught in this spittle.”

    • November 29, 2022 at 1:46 pm

      Ben Rhodes: “If it looks like a white supremacist, talks like a white supremacist and hangs out with a white supremacist, it’s a white supremacist.”

  36. November 29, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    The far-right is losing. That’s why America has never been so dangerous.
    A spike in antisemitism, violent protests, and politically fueled mass shootings is happening because the U.S. far-right is losing, and lashing out.


  37. November 29, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    “Trump tried to get out of the January 6th suits against him by saying he was performing presidential duties in protecting the constitution. It didn’t work.”

  38. November 29, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    Maricopa County has certified the election. Let the screaming begin (or continue)

    Opinion: Kari Lake and company flat out lost on Nov. 8. Now, they’ll spend the next two years screaming about it. And raising money to ‘fight’ it.

    Laurie Roberts: (https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/laurieroberts/2022/11/28/maricopa-county-election-certified-let-grifting-begin/69682663007/)

  39. November 29, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    ONE WEEK TODAY the run-off election in Georgia !!

    Reverend Rafael Warnock (YESSS) or Herschel Walker (Hell Nooo).

  40. November 29, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    “Republicans are so worried that Trump would come to Georgia and blow the Senate runoff that they are keeping him out of the state.”

  41. November 29, 2022 at 2:17 pm

  42. November 29, 2022 at 2:22 pm


    Over four months after offering a prisoner swap to free Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan from Russia, the U.S. is still waiting for a “serious response” from Moscow. We are also learning more about the horrific conditions Griner is facing after being moved to an IK-2 penal colony. Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation and author of “The Kaepernick Effect,” joins Joy Reid to discuss.

    —Joy points out how Putin, icon to authoritarianism, finds the time to insert himself into American culture wars.

  43. November 29, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    Hillicon Valley — Musk goes to war with Apple

    Twitter CEO Elon Musk publicly went after Apple on Monday for suspending some of its advertising on the social media platform, seemingly trying to take Twitter’s issues over a mass exodus of advertisers and turn it into a battle over “free speech.”

    Rebecca Klar and Ines Kagubare: (https://thehill.com/policy/technology/overnights/3753514-hillicon-valley-musk-goes-to-war-with-apple/)

  44. November 29, 2022 at 2:29 pm


    Recently introduced the following legislation:

    S. 5020: Affordable Electric Vehicles for America Act of 2022
    S.Con.Res. 48: A concurrent resolution recognizing the significance of equal pay and the disparity in …
    S. 4841: Love Lives On Act of 2022
    S. 4737: Housing Market Transparency Act
    S. 4722: American Dream Down Payment Act of 2022
    S. 4728: Rent Relief Act of 2022
    S. 4564: BAH Calculation Improvement Act


  45. 68 marleysperson
    November 29, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    I got my copy:)

  46. 69 marleysperson
    November 29, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    I got my copy:)

  47. November 29, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    The White House

    Well deserved praise for @SecRaimondo — implementing the CHIPS Act will bring great union jobs to this country in many places previously left behind.

  48. November 29, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    With Federal Aid on the Table, Utilities Shift to Embrace Climate Goals
    As billions in government subsidies were at stake, the electric utility industry shed its opposition to clean-air regulation and put its lobbying muscle behind passing President Biden’s climate bill.


  49. November 29, 2022 at 8:55 pm

  50. 75 amk for obama
    November 29, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    WTF is going on?

  51. 76 amk for obama
    November 29, 2022 at 9:47 pm

  52. November 30, 2022 at 11:10 am

    K.I.N.D. student sits at a desk for the first time

    Thokozani Hamilton, an eighth grade student in Malawi, wants to become a doctor. Thokozani is now sitting at a desk for the first time in class thanks to your generosity to Kids In Need of Desks. Learn how you can help here: lastworddesks.msnbc.com


  53. November 30, 2022 at 11:39 am

    Senate Passes Respect For Marriage Act With Bipartisan Support

    “The passage of the bill was bipartisan, but it should not be overlooked that a majority of Senate Republicans deemed the legislation unnecessary because they said that the Supreme Court would never overturn same-sex marriage. Republicans also said the same thing about women’s healthcare rights, and we all know what happened to Roe.

    The bill now heads back to the House for final passage this week, and then it will be sent to the White House to be signed into law by President Biden.

    With this vote, millions of Americans are one step closer to seeing the fundamental right to marry protected.” (Leader Schumer)


  54. November 30, 2022 at 11:40 am

    Rachel Maddow Devastatingly Shows Why Trump’s Nazi Thanksgiving Isn’t Politics As Usual

    Maddow said:

    “And I feel like since this came to light over the holiday weekend, most of the talk in political circles has been about whether or not this is bad for Trump, whether or not this is going to reflect poorly on him as the leader of the Republican Party, whether this is something that might hurt him, whether this might be a mistake or whether this will slide off him, too.

    Okay, the reason groups like People For The American Way monitor guys like this and keep track of what they are saying and doing is not just because a guy like this might have an incidental effect someday on a real politician who interacts with them.

    No, the reason it is worth keeping track of Holocaust-denying racist agitators who advocate race war and — I kid you not — burning women alive in America, the reason you — the reason you monitor guys like that is not just because of
    their potential future impact someday on other people who have power, it’s because of their power and the damage they want to do.

    And guys like that, neo-nazi agitators getting a big proverbial hug, a private audience with the Republican Party’s likely next presidential nominee, sure, that reflects on that political candidate and on his party, but more importantly, it’s great for the Nazis, right? It’s a supercharging thing for their perceived legitimacy, their reach, their ability to get their message out to people, to operate, recruit, and do what they want to do, which in this guy’s case is turning the United States of America into a whites-only, no Jews allow fascist homeland under a dictator who he would please like to be Donald Trump. It is hard to have regular, everyday, normal politics alongside this type of politics, too, but that’s where we are, and the violent ultra-right will benefit greatly from this moment.”

    Easley: (https://www.politicususa.com/2022/11/28/rachel-maddow-trump-nazis.html)

  55. November 30, 2022 at 12:50 pm


    President Biden Delivers Remarks at the White House Tribal Nations Summit

    —tons of news, totally amazing update on Biden WH work done with Tribal Nations, huge strides forward…..(I bawled).

  56. November 30, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    What Obama Is Telling Young Leaders Behind Closed Doors
    The former president’s first-ever Democracy Forum is part of a long-term effort to build his legacy while reckoning with the world he helped shape

    Kara Voght: (https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/barack-obama-meets-young-leaders-democratic-principles-1234638803/)

  57. November 30, 2022 at 2:22 pm

    Leader of Oath Keepers and Oath Keepers Member Found Guilty of Seditious Conspiracy and Other Charges Related to U.S. Capitol Breach


    —reportedly AG Garland will speak soon.

  58. November 30, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    Statement from President Joe Biden on House Action to Avert Rail Shutdown

    I am grateful to Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats and Republicans for taking urgent action to prevent a rail shutdown. This overwhelming bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives makes clear that Democrats and Republicans agree that a rail shutdown would be devastating to our economy and families across the country. The Senate must now act urgently. Without the certainty of a final vote to avoid a shutdown this week, railroads will begin to halt the movement of critical materials like chemicals to clean our drinking water as soon as this weekend. Let me say that again: without action this week, disruptions to our auto supply chains, our ability to move food to tables, and our ability to remove hazardous waste from gasoline refineries will begin. The Senate must move quickly and send a bill to my desk for my signature immediately.


  59. November 30, 2022 at 4:14 pm


    “If you stand with me for the next few days, I promise to stand with you for the next 6 years in the Senate.”


  60. November 30, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    Jon Lovett interviews Reverend Warnock:

    latest podcast episode, “Dine Kamf.”

    –Pod Save America.

  61. November 30, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    Pls visit.

    Warnock.vote for more information on how and where to vote.

    –One more time GA !!!

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