103 Responses to “Michelle Obama: BBC Breakfast”


  1. December 5, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    Thank You NW !!

    Yayy Georgia, let’s go. Just wanna say. Vote for the Reverend Senator Warnock.
    = Election Day, tomorrow, Tuesday.

  2. December 5, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    The Light We Carry, MO.

    Former 1st lady Michelle Obama comes to the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 2, 2022, to promote her book, “The Light We Carry.” The interview is conducted by actor, writer, director, and filmmaker Tyler Perry, who, towards the end of the interview, says a few words as his character Mable “Madea” Simmons.

    …..event opens with v. strong video msg from MO.

    • December 5, 2022 at 3:30 pm

      Tyler: Do you believe that EVERYONE has a light that we carry…?”
      MO: “Abuse, poverty and neglect…you can’t measure someone’s light after it’s all broken apart…it just gets held down.”
      “If someone is angry and bitter, something happened to them.”
      (Speaking of PBO telling MO that it was up to her whether he ran for President):
      Tyler: “He loved you so much that he knew you would come around…(laughter).”
      “You can’t be great if you just practice being ordinary every day.”
      “I love people!”
      “We all have that light and we have to live with empathy…see that light in others…understand where…light and pain comes from. Give each other a little more grace. Everyone is just trying to exist in this place…and a little voting!”
      “If you want to talk about low bar…let’s go high with one another…show each other that gladness.”

    • December 5, 2022 at 3:30 pm

      Tyler Perry:
      “so enjoyed moderating this conversation with former First Lady
      @MichelleObama. about her new book #TheLightWeCarry
      Thank you for reminding us all that we have a light and we should use it to make each other better.”

  3. December 5, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    On the Equality Act:
    “This is a matter of policy catching up with where people are.
    80% of people in this country support non-discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community. And I’m not naive, I know that this next Congress is going to be a challenging one to get anything moved and to really make policy change happen. But we’re going to continue that fight ahead. We’ve got to win it for our people.”
    ——Kelly Robinson, President, Human Rights Campaign to Jonathan Capehart.

  4. December 5, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    Sen. Baldwin: Dobbs decision ‘without question’ behind effort to codify marriage equality

    Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin, the first openly gay member of the Senate, discusses the congressional effort to pass the Respect for Marriage Act and safeguard the right to same-sex and interracial marriage.

    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLpUIcvGuko)

  5. December 5, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    Jill Biden

    Holidays at the White House would not be possible without the hard work of our volunteer decorators.

    Every wreath, every bow, and every bell was hung with their joy and love. 💕

  6. December 5, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVImKSa_HVE)

    Prince Harry,
    The Duke of Sussex has recorded a special Christmas video message for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, the charity for bereaved military children and young people. Prince Harry’s Christmas message was played to members of Scotty’s Little Soldiers at their annual Christmas party. The event welcomed over 100 Scotty Members, who had all experienced the death of a parent who served in the British Armed Forces.

    • December 5, 2022 at 3:36 pm

      “It’s cool that someone who’s been through the same experience as us is thinking about us,” said 12-year-old Scotty member Emily Reynolds, who lost her father, Sergeant Antony Reynolds, in 2018. “He’s not just someone who’s trying to be sympathetic, he actually knows what it’s like to grow up without your parent. My friends think it’s really cool that I get letters and messages from Prince Harry.”
      (harper’s bazaar)

      —-sending the sweetest msg out to children who have lost a parent in uniform.

    • 10 Dudette
      December 6, 2022 at 12:46 pm

      He’s such a good man!

  7. December 5, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    Rep. Lauren Underwood elected to House Democratic leadership position
    The last Black female to hold an elected House leadership spot was Rep. Shirley Chisholm, D-N.Y., — an Underwood role model — in 1977.

    Lynn Sweet: (https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2022/12/1/23488833/rep-lauren-underwood-elected-to-house-democratic-leadership-position)

  8. December 5, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    The White House
    Under President Biden’s CHIPS and Science Act, companies in every part of the country are expanding factories to make EV batteries and chargers – helping America lead the world in manufacturing again.

  9. December 5, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Democrats Move a Step Closer to Making South Carolina First Primary
    A key panel supported President Biden’s plan, which would remove Iowa as the first presidential nominating state. States with more diverse, working-class and in some cases more moderate constituencies are being elevated.

    Katie Glueck: (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/02/us/politics/democrats-south-carolina-primary-2024.html)

  10. December 5, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    Maria Ressa | How to Stand Up to a Dictator

    Renowned investigative journalist Maria Ressa received the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for her fearless defense of press freedom and democracy in the Philippines as CEO and co-founder of Rappler, an online news site. For her critical reporting of former President Rodrigo Duterte’s government and policies, she faces multiple lawsuits and potentially over 100 years in prison yet remains resolved in her fight to speak truth to power.

    Now, in her forthcoming book How to Stand up to a Dictator, Maria Ressa maps out a global network of disinformation from Duterte’s drug wars, to America’s Capitol Hill, to Britain’s Brexit, to Russian cyberwarfare to Silicon Valley and beyond.

    “How to Stand Up to a Dictator is the story of how democracy dies by a thousand cuts, and how an invisible atom bomb has exploded online that is killing our freedoms.”

    (https://www.sfu.ca/publicsquare/events/2022/maria-ressa.html

    • December 5, 2022 at 3:49 pm

      —imo in an unforgettably candid chilling interview with Colbert, Ms Ressa who has lived under Duterte, casually commented that 60% of the globe is under authoritarian rule now with the democratic world basically dialed back to 1989.

      —Ressa’s book is reported as part-memoir, part-manual for journalism in authoritative states in a world dominated by social media.

  11. December 5, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    In Legislative Elections, Democrats Defied Recent History
    The GOP’s seat gains are minuscule by the standards of past midterms, a state-by-state analysis by Bolts finds. And only Democrats flipped chambers.

    Daniel Nichanian: (https://boltsmag.org/legislative-elections-2022-democrats-defied-recent-history/)

  12. December 5, 2022 at 3:50 pm

    “Elon Musk sent up the Bat Signal to every kind of racist, misogynist and homophobe that Twitter was open for business,” said Imran Ahmed, the chief executive of the Center for Countering Digital Hate. “They have reacted accordingly.”

  13. December 5, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    Hate Speech’s Rise on Twitter Is Unprecedented, Researchers Find
    Problematic content and formerly barred accounts have increased sharply in the short time since Elon Musk took over, researchers said.
    (Sheera Frenkel and Kate Conger)

    • December 5, 2022 at 3:53 pm

      Before Elon Musk bought Twitter, slurs against Black Americans showed up on the social media service an average of 1,282 times a day. After the billionaire became Twitter’s owner, they jumped to 3,876 times a day.

      Slurs against gay men appeared on Twitter 2,506 times a day on average before Mr. Musk took over. Afterward, their use rose to 3,964 times a day.

      And antisemitic posts referring to Jews or Judaism soared more than 61 percent in the two weeks after Mr. Musk acquired the site.

      …Center for Countering Digital Hate, the Anti-Defamation League and other groups that study online platforms —”

      (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/02/technology/twitter-hate-speech.html)

  14. December 5, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    Marc E. Elias
    “I don’t seek compromise with Republicans on voting rights because there is no middle ground between an arsonist and a firefighter.”

  15. December 5, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    Heard this week:
    “This isn’t the White Table Cloth republican party, this is the White Nationalist Party.”

  16. December 5, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    Michelle Goldberg

    “Tom Stoppard’s wrenching drama “Leopoldstadt,” which I recently saw on Broadway, begins in 1899 at a Christmas party in the Vienna apartment of Hermann Merz, a prosperous and assimilated Jewish businessman, who is married to a Catholic and nominally converted. Hermann is convinced that the antisemitism that plagued his forefathers is fading into the past.”

    (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/28/opinion/antisemitism-trump-nick-fuentes.html)

    • December 5, 2022 at 3:55 pm

      “There’s nothing new about antisemites in Trump’s circle, but they usually try to maintain some plausible deniability, ranting about globalists and George Soros rather than the Jews. Fuentes, by contrast, is overt. “Jews have too much power in our society,” he recently wrote on his Telegram channel. “Christians should have all the power, everyone else very little.”

    • December 5, 2022 at 3:55 pm

      Antisemitism’s March Into the Mainstream, by Michelle Goldberg

  17. December 5, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    here…yesterday 4 degrees F at 9 am…never went above 12 degrees F.

  18. December 5, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    Reverend Raphael Warnock

    Early voting has officially ended. If you haven’t voted yet, you’ve gotta show up Tuesday!

    But you can’t just show up anywhere, you’ve got to show up at your assigned polling place!

  19. December 5, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    I so enjoyed the interview with FLOTUS, which I always enjoy. She and the Obamas are a joy to be in their company. She makes it easy for us to get to know her. Please know that I love you First Lady Obama, and that’s for real. ♥️💕🙏🏽😇😍

  20. December 5, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    “Only one day to vote. I want you to vote like it’s a 911 emergency!”

    —Rev Sen Raphael Warnock.

  21. December 5, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Reverend Warnock to Joy Reid just now (notes):

    “I need the people of Georgia to do this one more time.”
    “The people of Georgia are showing up..they understand just how much is at stake…I need them to show up again tomorrow.”
    “We know (Walker) is unprepared and unqualified…he is unfit to represent the people of GA in the US Senate….I do think it’s disgraceful for someone running for public office to…tell lies that are disputable.”
    “We know he’s not a police officer. And I think the people of Georgia are going to stand up and say, “We know he’s not going to be a US senator either”.
    “This race is about who is going to represent the 11 million of GA for the next 6 years –
    it’s a 6-year term.”
    “What I have demonstrated in less than 2 years in the Senate is I will work with whoever I need to work with…to do good work for Georgia. I know how to work with all kinds of people.”
    “It is a special thing (when) the people of your state…trust you to go to Washington and to be thinking about (them)…the people of GA deserve a serious candidate.”
    “This is not republican versus democratic…this is right versus wrong and I think people see that.”
    “You know I was John Lewis’s pastor and he continues to inspire me…he understood that democracy is the very House that we live in, the foundation where we get to fight all of the other things.”
    “I wrote a Bill that cut the cost of prescription drugs, that cut the cost of insulin.”
    “I wish we could have got voting rights done because I believe in democracy.”
    “(They said we) couldn’t have Saturday voting…I sued them and we won..
    Perhaps if we passed the John Lewis voting rights bill…I wouldn’t have had to sue.”
    “Black women are dying at 3 to 4 times the rate of white women….that’s a place where government could show up.”

    • December 5, 2022 at 8:05 pm

      Folks telling Joy Reid what they are looking for in a Senator: abortion rights, democracy, human rights, truth, accountability, the right to choose, intelligence and concern for everybody, etc.
      —Joy says: “Will no-one care about the werewolves?”

  22. December 5, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Hello TOD Fam! Hang tough GA! Jaysus, surely “football dude” can go & game elsewhere!?????

    Have to say I love Ms. Gladys @ Kennedy Center Honors, & Pips paying tribute. Can’t wait for full concert.

    My most favorite album of Gladys still is “Gladys Knight & the Pips: I Feel a Song”. 1974! If you haven’t heard it, check it out!

  23. December 5, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Marc E. Elias

    Tomorrow is Election Day in Georgia.🗳️
    Wednesday is the SCOTUS argument in Moore v. Harper.⚖️

    Why on earth aren’t you following
    @DemocracyDocket
    ?

  24. December 5, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    POLLS CLOSE AT 7pm ET tomorrow.

    –Please stay in line.

  25. December 5, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Legal Defense Fund

    *You’re allowed to vote in person if you requested an absentee ballot but haven’t sent it back or never received it.

    *If you’ve received your absentee ballot but want to vote in person, you can bring your ballot with you when you vote.

  26. December 6, 2022 at 10:14 am

    RUNOFF ELECTION DAY

    Reverend Warnock:

    “If you did not vote early, guess what?
    You still have time.
    Visit iwillvote.com to find your polling location.
    And remember, if you have any voting-related questions when you’re at the polls,
    you can call or text:
    Voter Protection Hotline at 1(888)730-5816
    There are some who are so afraid of your power they’ve done everything to make it harder for you to vote. Put another way, there are some people who don’t want some people to vote.
    But you can’t afford to stay home.
    The stakes could not be higher in this runoff election.
    You gotta show up and use your voice.
    Your vote is your voice.
    And your voice is your human dignity.
    The time to use your voice is right now.
    Let’s win this thing once and for all.”

    = Last day to Vote !!

  27. December 6, 2022 at 11:12 am

    • December 6, 2022 at 12:44 pm

      Beautiful ceremony. Thanks to our Capitol Police and all who responded to the terrifying attack on January 6th. Blessings and peace to all who suffered, and those who lost their lives defending the U.S. Capitol and their families.

  28. December 6, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    DONE!!

    President Biden

    Starting New Year’s Day, seniors covered by Medicare will begin paying $35 per prescription per month for their insulin.

  29. December 6, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    President Biden

    The Inflation Reduction Act lowers costs for families, combats the climate crisis, and reduces the deficit.

    All while making the largest corporations pay their fair share.

  30. December 6, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    Pelosi Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman Jim Kolbe

    “His courage to become only the second openly gay Republican elected to Congress was admired by many of his colleagues and countless Americans.’

    (https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/12422-00)

  31. December 6, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    Lawmakers create Georgia’s first AAPI Caucus

    Starting in 2023, Georgia will have the most AAPI lawmakers in its history.
    ATLANTA — Georgia’s General Assembly is making history with its first-ever caucus dedicated to one of the state’s fastest-growing populations.
    Lawmakers announced Monday they have formally created the Georgia Legislative Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus. The bipartisan caucus will be made up of members from Georgia’s House and Senate and will work to increase AAPI representation at all levels of government and address issues that impact the communities.”

    (https://www.11alive.com/article/news/politics/georgia-aapi-caucus/85-3b5d3ca0-d75c-4062-8bcb-9ce441b123d7)

    The Biden administration on Monday granted more than 100,000 Haitians living in the United States the chance to apply for work permits and protection from deportation to their home country, which has been devastated by an earthquake, disease outbreaks and widespread violence.

    (https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2022-12-05/biden-deportation-protections-haitians)

    —-Big Congrats !!

  32. December 6, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    After Hillary lost, she went for a walk in the woods, wrote books,

    did podcasts & traveled the world advocating for human rights & democracy at large.

    She didn’t once call for the Constitution to be terminated.

    But do go on about how women are “too emotional to lead” won’t you. (Jo)

  33. 52 Dudette
    December 6, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    Forever FLOTUS says vote for Senator Warnock! 💙💙💙

  34. December 6, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    Yesterday:

    ASALH Social Justice Reading Room: The Power of Truth Telling in History
    Brought to you by the Mellon Just Futures Initiative, this edition of the Reading Room features esteemed author, and one of today’s greatest civil rights attorneys, Sherrilyn A. Ifill.

    Ifill, Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, will shed light on her book,
    On the Courthouse Lawn: The Legacy of Lynching in the 21st Century.

    (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asalh-social-justice-reading-room-the-power-of-truth-telling-in-history-tickets-473728563887)

  35. December 6, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    Reportedly since mid-October Herschel Walker has spoken only to right wing media.

    Chris Hayes: “He is a uniquely terrible candidate.”

  36. December 6, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    How to understand the New York investigations of, and cases against, Donald Trump

    Rebecca Roiphe, former assistant district attorney for Manhattan, talks with Rachel Maddow about the difference between the New York attorney general and the New York district attorney, and what it means that a former Justice Department prosecutor has joined the district attorney’s investigation.

    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2ujXhTCREE)

  37. December 6, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    Under fire, Trump denies writing what he wrote about Constitution
    After sparking a controversy by calling for the “termination” of constitutional law, Donald Trump is now arguing he didn’t write what he wrote.

    Steve Benen (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/fire-trump-denies-writing-wrote-constitution-rcna60282)

  38. December 6, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    Right-wing, domestic terror eyed in N.C. infrastructure sabotage as facts remain elusive

    Rachel Maddow looks at a mysterious gun attack on electricity infrastructure in North Carolina and how it lines up with a past attack in California in 2013, a DOJ case this year against white supremacists in Ohio, and recent aggressive protests by right-wing, anti-gay activists including some bearing neo-Nazi symbols.

    (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/right-wing-domestic-terror-eyed-in-n-c-infrastructure-sabotage-as-facts-remain-elusive-156328005891)

  39. December 6, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    Manhattan D.A. Hires Ex-Justice Official to Help Lead Trump Inquiry
    The official, Matthew Colangelo, also worked on the New York attorney general’s investigation of the former president.
    (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/05/nyregion/alvin-bragg-trump-investigation.html)

  40. December 6, 2022 at 1:28 pm

  41. December 6, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    The Biden administration on Monday granted more than 100,000 Haitians living in the United States the chance to apply for work permits and protection from deportation to their home country, which has been devastated by an earthquake, disease outbreaks and widespread violence.

    (https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2022-12-05/biden-deportation-protections-haitians)

  42. December 6, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    Democracy Docket

    UPDATE: Arizona judge denies Josh Barnett’s emergency motion to reverse the dismissal of his lawsuit and scolds Barnett for using a retired attorney ineligible to practice law in AZ to prepare filings. Barnett sought to “annul” AZ’s election results.

  43. December 6, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Don’t Let It Get Away (Live at Late Night Jazz Royal Albert Hall / 2022)

    Blue Lab Beats

  44. December 6, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Fair Fight

    Remember: you must vote at your ASSIGNED polling location on Election Day.

    Visit http://PeachVote.com/voting to confirm your polling location before heading out to cast your ballot!

    —–GO GEORGIA, GO WARNOCK !!

  45. 67 amk for obama
    December 6, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    True gutsy heroes & their familes vs corrupt cowardly lil shameless shitbags. A well deserved public FU.

  46. 68 amk for obama
    December 6, 2022 at 5:58 pm

  47. 69 amk for obama
    December 6, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    yet another trumpturd dead. good.

  48. 70 amk for obama
    December 6, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    don’t fuck it up, GA.

  49. 71 amk for obama
    December 6, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    yup, she was.

  50. 72 amk for obama
    December 6, 2022 at 6:02 pm

  51. 73 amk for obama
    December 6, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    yeah, but who took his picture?

  52. December 6, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Today, we laid to rest one of my neighbors, an original Tuskegee Airmen, Lt William E. “Woody” Rice. Mr. Woody was one of the humblest people I ever knew. Most of us didn’t know of his history until just a few years ago. We have got to stop hiding our light; we need to share our history for the benefit of the youngsters — they need to see the examples of greatness in their own community…

  53. 75 amk for obama
    December 6, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    how the poc immigrants (looking at ya, latinos esp) vote for these ungracious and ungrateful thugs election after election beats me.

  54. 76 amk for obama
    December 6, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    would be disappointing if it’s not a blowout against the thug.

  55. 77 Scrompy
    December 6, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    PBO: “I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.”

  56. 78 amk for obama
    December 6, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Relieved Warnock won, pissed off it was so close.

    • December 7, 2022 at 12:13 pm

      진짜 sincerely…amk you’re so talented + so angry…pls take care of yourself.

      Life appears. Two African Americans disgracefully pitted against each other. And yes it was hard but the political superstar, not the football star, won the seat.

      —my 26 year old just got Covid, life can be the pits.

  57. 81 amk for obama
    December 6, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    fywp just reminded me it’s been 13 years today.

    good fucking time to say good fucking bye to tod.

    fucking signing off.

  58. December 6, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    Newly re-elected Reverend Senator Raphael Warnock:

    Wow, y’all settle down now.
    Thank you Georgia. I love you too.
    I want to say to you from the bottom of my heart “And to God be the glory”.
    For the great things that God has done.
    And after a hard fought campaign or should say campaigns, it is my honor to utter the for most powerful words ever spoken in a democracy: The people have spoken.
    I also say that a vote is a kind of prayer.The world that we desire for ourselves and for our children. Voting is faith put into action.
    And Georgia you have been praying with your lips and your legs.
    With your hands and your feet, your heads and your hearts.
    You have put in the hard work and here we are standing together.
    I want to say thank you.

    (notes)

  59. December 6, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Supercongrats to our newly re-elected Senator, the wonderful Reverend Warnock. !!

  60. 84 Dudette
    December 7, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Good Morning, Fam! How y’all doin’? Y’all alright? Good, good, very good!

  61. 85 jer44
    December 7, 2022 at 10:14 am

    President Biden
    @POTUS
    2h
    United States government official
    On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we honor those whose lives were cut short that tragic morning. And we reflect on the resilience of our Armed Forces who withstood the attack and built the most capable fighting force in the world.

    We do not break and we never back down.

  62. 86 Dudette
    December 7, 2022 at 10:49 am

    You know it’s true! Just deal! 😄

  63. 87 ggail44
    December 7, 2022 at 11:11 am

  64. 88 ggail44
    December 7, 2022 at 11:19 am

  65. December 7, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    Braviiii on the fierce news, bless all here !!
    The Reverend Senator Warnock, first African American from Georgia elected to full term.
    = Fantastic and serious wow.

  66. December 7, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    Transcript of Pelosi Remarks at Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring the United States Capitol Police, the Washington D.C Metropolitan Police and Those Who Protected the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021

    “United in grief and gratitude, today we award them the Congressional Gold Medal: forever etching their heroism into our history. In doing so, we thank those heroes for their service and sacrifice – especially more than 140 members of our protection, left with lasting scars and many more suffering from indelible trauma. And may we always remember the fallen, the martyrs, the martyrs for democracy, including U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, whose parents are here today. Officer – U.S. Capitol Police Officer Howie Liebengood. U.S. Capitol Police Officer Jeffrey Smith. And U.S. Capitol Police Officer Billy Evans, killed in the line of duty later, on Good Friday. Let us acknowledge and thank them.

    I also want to acknowledge those members of the police force in the District of Columbia, as well as the Capitol Police, who had the courage to tell, in testimony, what they witnessed that day. And let me acknowledge the Mayor of Washington. Thank you, Mayor, for being with us and the Metropolitan Police.”

    (https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/12622-0)

  67. December 7, 2022 at 12:29 pm

    Ronald Klain

    In the HISTORY of the US, a total of EIGHT Black women — over 232 years — had served as judges on the US Courts of Appeals.

    Today, the Senate confirmed the NINTH Black woman nominated by @JoeBiden
    in the past 2 years.

  68. December 7, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    LIKE, TODAY.

    Moore v. Harper: A Dangerous Theory Has Its Day in Court
    By Mac Brower, Ellis Champion

    “On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Moore v. Harper.
    The case, which deals with congressional redistricting in North Carolina, gives the Court the opportunity to review the fringe independent state legislature (ISL) theory.

    At its core, the ISL theory is about how the U.S. Constitution should be interpreted when it comes to running federal elections. This theory, thus far dismissed by courts as a fringe and untenable constitutional theory, argues that state legislatures alone have special authority to set federal election rules, free from interference from other parts of the state government such as state courts and governors. This special authority, according to the ISL theory, means that only state legislatures can draw new congressional districts and any map adopted by a state judicial system is unconstitutional. How the Court rules on this issue raised in Moore could shape state legislatures’ power in regulating federal elections — and the checks and balances on this power — for years to come.”

    (https://www.democracydocket.com/analysis/moore-v-harper-a-dangerous-theory-has-its-day-in-court/)

  69. December 7, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    Legal Defense Fund
    “This summer, LDF and the @BazelonCenter released a brief examining the incarceration, institutionalization, and police violence that Black people with mental illness face, and the need for community-based mental health services.”

  70. December 7, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    Democracy Docket
    NEW: Arizona Sec. of State Katie Hobbs (D) files for recounts in three races:
    attorney general, superintendent of public instruction & the 13th State House District. The outcomes of these races are close enough to trigger an automatic recount under AZ law.

  71. December 7, 2022 at 12:35 pm

    White House
    Gas prices are down by nearly a third since the summer – lowering costs for American families.

  72. December 7, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Maestro going down.
    …………………….

    Trump Organization found guilty on all charges in tax fraud trial in New York

    “A jury in New York has found two Trump Organization companies guilty on all charges of tax fraud and other crimes. The verdict on 17 criminal counts was announced in court Tuesday afternoon.

    Graham Kates: (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-organization-trial-verdict-tax-fraud-charges/)

  73. December 7, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    This is what a winning coalition looks like
    Symone D. Sanders-Townsend

    “I had the opportunity to speak to former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young, who in 1972 was the first Black person elected to Congress from Georgia since Reconstruction and went on to be elected as mayor of Atlanta in 1981.

    Young told me when he was mayor, the Atlanta metro area had about 1 million people. Today, the metro area is more than 7 million people strong and it is diverse. Black voters in Georgia are a strong and formidable force and are nearly 50% of the metro area Atlanta electorate. When looking at Latino voters, they are now the third largest racial group in the state: 1.1 million strong and nearly half live in the metro Atlanta areas of Fulton, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. There is also a growing and engaged Asian American Pacific Islander electorate.”

    (https://www.msnbc.com/2022-midterm-elections/results/live-blog/walker-warnock-live-updates-georgia-senate-runoff-rcna59595)

    Fo

  74. December 7, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    For Dems, there’s a big difference between 51 and 50 Senate seats
    Democrats were going to be in the majority anyway, no matter the outcome in Georgia, but the difference between 51 and 50 Senate seats is enormous.

    Steve Benen: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/dems-s-big-difference-51-50-senate-seats-rcna60507)

  75. 102 Dudette
    December 7, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    President Joe congratulated Senator Rev before last night’s
    victory speech.💙


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