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  1. December 7, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    heya NW !!

    One of my fave looks at forever MO may be captured in the second video above…something about her in that preview…am trying not to say darling or cute.

  2. December 7, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Giant stellar congrats to GA and Reverend Senator Raphael Warnock.
    America wins !!

  3. December 7, 2022 at 1:47 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)

  4. December 7, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    2022 Sandy Hook Promise Benefit was yesterday. PBO spoke at it.
    Not finding much info on it so far.

    • December 7, 2022 at 5:11 pm

      President Obama:
      “In 2022 there has not been a single week, not one, without a mass shooting somewhere in America. Outside a handful of failed states, we are unique among nations in tolerating the proliferation of guns on our streets and allowing our civilians to routinely purchase high powered weapons of war.”

  5. December 7, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    “The People Have Spoken”: Raphael Warnock’s Victory Speech in Georgia yesterday.

  6. December 7, 2022 at 4:50 pm

    MICHELLE OBAMA BOOK TOUR | CHICAGO | THE LIGHT WE CARRY

  7. 10 pkayden
    December 7, 2022 at 8:13 pm

  8. December 7, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    —Leader Schumer on Reverend Warnock’s GA Runoff Victory.

    “Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer celebrated Sen. Raphael Warnock’s victory in Georgia’s runoff and what will be Democrats’ 51-49 Senate majority in the 118th Congress, during a news conference on Capitol Hill. He also gave credit to activist Stacey Abrams for introducing Sen. Warnock to him and for Ms. Abrams’ work for mobilizing Democrats in Georgia. Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chair Gary Peters joined Sen. Schumer…”

    (https://www.c-span.org/video/?524689-1/senate-majority-leader-schumer-holds-news-conference-democrats-secure-51-49-majority)

  9. 14 Scrompy
    December 8, 2022 at 8:31 am

    Brittney is on her way home!!!

  10. December 8, 2022 at 8:48 am

  11. December 8, 2022 at 9:18 am

    President Biden

    Moments ago I spoke to Brittney Griner.

    She is safe.
    She is on a plane.
    She is on her way home.

  12. December 8, 2022 at 9:40 am

  13. December 8, 2022 at 9:44 am

    Brittney Griner’s wife:
    “Today my family is whole” after Russian prisoner swap

    “Over the last nine months, you all have been so privy to one of the darkest moments of my life,” Cherelle Griner said Thursday, appearing with President Biden.

    “Today, I’m just standing here overwhelmed with emotions, but the most important emotion that I have right now is just sincere gratitude for President Biden and his entire administration.”
    “Today my family is whole, but as you all are aware, there’s so many other families who are not whole,” she said.
    “[Brittney Griner] and I will remain committed to the work of getting every American home, including Paul [Whelan], whose family is in our thoughts today.”
    “We do understand that there are still people out here who are enduring what I endured the last nine months of missing, tremendously their loved ones,” Cherelle Griner said.
    Cherelle Griner also thanked Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National security adviser Jake Sullivan, among others.

    Erin Doherty: (https://www.axios.com/2022/12/08/brittney-griner-wife-russia-prisoner-swap)

  14. December 8, 2022 at 9:45 am

    Congrats Cherelle !!!
    Brittney home for Christmas, yayyyy!

  15. December 8, 2022 at 10:42 am

    Here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkdpEAR8m0I)

    Ron Klain On Warnock’s Win And Biden’s ‘Historic’ Midterm Performance
    White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain: “We’ve had a very, very busy legislative and policy first two years. I think that gave people a lot to run on. And that’s why I think our incumbents were so successful.”

  16. December 8, 2022 at 10:44 am

    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=564b6bB0aGg)

    Senator Booker: About Reverend Warnock

    Past Election Day, Senator Warnock Brings Unique Qualities To The Senate
    Senator Cory Booker talks with Alex Wagner about the personal qualities Rev. Sen. Raphael Warnock brings to the Senate that were overlooked in the campaign, particularly as the contest grew more intense.

    • December 8, 2022 at 10:45 am

      Can we be together and save ourselves?”
      “Racism is not a threat to Black people simply, it is a threat to the very idea of America.”
      “May we bring a lot of healing.”
      “Bald is back.”

  17. December 8, 2022 at 10:46 am

    Manhattan prosecutor: Even with Trump Org conviction, investigation is ‘ongoing’

    Bragg said on “CNN This Morning” on Wednesday that he views the case against the Trump Organization as “one chapter in the book” for his team’s probe.

    Jared Gans: (https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/3765532-manhattan-prosecutor-even-with-trump-org-conviction-investigation-is-ongoing/)

  18. December 8, 2022 at 10:46 am

    Peru’s President Tried to Dissolve Congress. By Day’s End, He Was Arrested.

    Ahead of an impeachment vote by Congress, Pedro Castillo tried to dissolve the government and seize power. The attempt ended with his ouster and arrest.

    (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/07/world/americas/peru-pedro-castillo-coup.html)

  19. December 8, 2022 at 10:47 am

    Remarks by President Biden at the 10th Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence

    St Mark’s Episcopal Church
    Washington, D.C.

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/12/07/remarks-by-president-biden-at-the-10th-annual-national-vigil-for-all-victims-of-gun-violence/)

  20. December 8, 2022 at 10:48 am

    NRF

    ERIC HOLDER STATEMENT ON MOORE V. HARPER

    ““In this case, North Carolina Republicans are using a truly fringe legal theory to try to undermine our system of checks and balances – an extreme and dangerous move in response to the North Carolina Supreme Court decision that held them accountable for violating the state constitution,” said Eric H. Holder, Jr., the 82nd Attorney General of the United States. “This should not be a difficult decision for the Court in favor of the respondents, one that would protect voters against extreme efforts to manipulate federal elections. Anything less than that is unacceptable. Should the Court endorse the petitioners’ theory, it would not only damage a cornerstone of our democracy, it could unleash a level of gerrymandering from both parties across the country that would do incalculable damage to our democracy.”

    more: (https://redistrictingfoundation.org/news/eric-holder-statement-on-moore-v-harper)

  21. December 8, 2022 at 10:49 am

    Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Fringe Election Theory That Could Upend American Democracy

    The independent state legislature theory came under harsh criticism, but at least three conservatives appeared supportive.

    The justices on the Supreme Court appeared split Wednesday over whether to back a fringe theory that would upend election and redistricting law in every state.

    Blumenthal: (https://www.huffpost.com/entry/supreme-court-independent-state-legislature-theory_n_6390fce8e4b0b72f15bfa03d)

    • December 8, 2022 at 10:49 am

      Neal Katyal, counsel for the nonprofit group Common Cause,
      followed Thompson by arguing that the independent state legislature theory is wrong because it has no basis in the history, text or structure of the Constitution.

      “For 233 years, the states have not read the elections clause the way you just heard,” Katyal said. Adding that, “Petitioners say, for two centuries, nearly everyone has been reading the [elections] clause wrong. That’s a lot of wrong … past elections.”

  22. December 8, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Herschel Walker Is an American Tragedy
    Black bodies, white agendas

    By Caroline Randall Williams

    Commodity. Chattel. Contraband. Capital. What is a Black body in the South? What is a Black southern man, carted out to work a white-owned field?

    It’s impossible today to talk about Black men and white agendas without talking about Herschel Walker, the Republican candidate for Senate in the runoff election in Georgia. But in order to talk about Walker, I’ve got to start in what may be his actual state of residence, Texas.

    (https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/12/herschel-walker-georgia-black-americans/672373/)

  23. December 8, 2022 at 10:53 am

    Marc Elias

    “My legal team is currently litigating voting rights and election cases in states. The fight for democracy is still on the docket.”

  24. December 8, 2022 at 11:07 am

  25. December 8, 2022 at 11:08 am

    Obama Foundation

    “Last night, President @BarackObama joined @SandyHook families
    to honor the 20 precious children and 6 brave adults who were killed ten years ago and pay tribute to the work their families have done to channel their grief into action.”

  26. December 8, 2022 at 11:18 am

  27. 36 ggail44
    December 8, 2022 at 11:58 am

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy & TOD family.

    I’m happy that Putin allowed Brittney to be released.

  28. December 8, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    Remarks by President Biden on the Release of Brittney Griner

    And now I’d like invite Cherelle to say a few words to you all. Of course, she’s not excited at all about this. Cherelle, it’s all yours, kiddo. Congratulations again.

    MS. GRINER: Thank you. Thank you.

    So, over the last nine months, you all have been so privy to one of the darkest moments of my life. And so, today, I’m just standing here overwhelmed with emotions. But the most important emotion that I have right now is just sincere gratitude for President Biden and his entire administration.

    He just mentioned this work is not easy, and it has not been. There’s been so many hands involved, and so I’d like to take a moment to just specifically mention a few: Vice President Harris, Secretary Blinken, Jake Sullivan, Josh Geltzer from the National Security Council. Roger Carstens and Fletcher Schoen from the Hostage Envoy’s Office. A special thank you to Governor Richardson and Mickey. The Mercury players, the WNBPA for your advocacy. And also, you guys may not know this, but my family has been tremendously supported by the Wasserman agency. BG’s agent, Lindsay Colas, has just been amazing for me and my family throughout this process.

    So, today, my family is whole. But as you all are aware, there’s so many other families who are not whole, and so BG is not here to say this, but I will gladly speak on her behalf and say that BG and I will remain committed to the work of getting every American home, including Paul, whose family is in our hearts today as we celebrate BG being home. We do understand that there are still people out here who are enduring what I endured the last nine months of missing tremendously their loved ones.

    So, thank you, everybody, for your support. And today is just a happy day for me and my family. So, I’m going to smile right now. Thank you.

    (Full: wh.gov)

  29. 39 Dudette
    December 8, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    Love is Love! Today is a great day in America! ❤️

  30. 40 Dudette
    December 8, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    Keep an eye on this case.

  31. December 8, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    Washington Post Op-Ed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi: I’m proud to protect marriage as one of my last acts as speaker

    “Our Respect for Marriage Act combats this threat by requiring states to recognize same-sex marriages, as long as they are valid in the state where they were performed. It also finally repeals the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act, so that no future MAGA majority in Congress or president in the White House can wield this policy as a weapon of bigotry.

    We soon will send this vital legislation to President Biden for signature: a glorious triumph of love, of freedom and of dignity for all.

    This action is the latest step forward in House Democrats’ longtime fight for full equality, waged alongside generations of fearless activists.”

    (https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/12822-5)

  32. 42 marleysperson
    December 9, 2022 at 8:04 am

    Fucking Kyrsten Sinema. Not surprised but her timing is suspect. I hope Ruben Gallego runs against her and kicks her ass. Happy Friday.

  33. 44 ggail44
    December 9, 2022 at 10:58 am

  34. December 9, 2022 at 11:14 am

    “Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s announcement that she is becoming an Independent who caucuses with the Democrats means much less because of John Fetterman’s win in Pennsylvania.

    If Sinema were to caucus with the Republicans, she would not get to keep her committee assignments, and Democrats aren’t just going to give the committees that she wants.

    She has no chance of getting them without caucusing with the Democrats.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2022/12/09/john-fetterman-kyrsten-sinema-senate.html

  35. December 9, 2022 at 11:15 am

    I love Forever Flotus & Colbert! 💞

    Yay Georgia!💃 I was a tad nervous, but kept the faith!

    Anyone here surprised by Sinema’s switch?😳😒 Puhleeze!

    Anyhoo! TGIF TOD Fam!🎵💞 It’s not Aretha, but not a bad rendition!😘

  36. December 9, 2022 at 11:22 am

    President Biden

    I campaigned to restore the backbone of this country: the middle class and unions.

    Over the last two years that’s what we’ve been doing.

    Americans are working.
    The economy is growing.
    Incomes are rising faster than inflation.

  37. December 9, 2022 at 11:23 am

    Ronald Klain

    I’m not going to say that the success of
    @POTUS, @SenSchumer and @SenGaryPeters in getting every Senator of the President’s party re-elected is historic, but…

    … the last time is happened there were only 96 Senators.

  38. December 9, 2022 at 11:24 am

    Statement By President Joe Biden on Bipartisan House Passage of the Respect for Marriage Act

    Today, Congress took a critical step to ensure that Americans have the right to marry the person they love. The House’s bipartisan passage of the Respect for Marriage Act—by a significant margin—will give peace of mind to millions of LGBTQI+ and interracial couples who are now guaranteed the rights and protections to which they and their children are entitled.

    After the uncertainty caused by the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, Congress has restored a measure of security to millions of marriages and families. They have also provided hope and dignity to millions of young people across this country who can grow up knowing that their government will recognize and respect the families they build.

    I want to once again thank the unwavering champions of this legislation in Congress—Representatives Nadler, Cicilline, and Davids in the House, and Senators Baldwin, Collins, Portman, Sinema, Tillis, and Feinstein in the Senate—who refused to be deterred and brought this vital bill over the finish line. Together, we showed that it’s possible for Democrats and Republicans to come together to safeguard our most fundamental rights.

    On this day, Jill and I are thinking of the courageous couples and fiercely committed advocates who have fought for decades to secure nationwide marriage equality at the Supreme Court and in Congress. While we are one step closer on our long journey to build a more perfect union, we must never stop fighting for full equality for LGBTQI+ Americans and all Americans.

    (wh.gov)

  39. December 9, 2022 at 11:27 am

    Dec 7 2000

    Reverend Senator Warnock

    “And my parishioner, God bless his memory, John Lewis, who one day crossed the bridge knowing that there was danger on the other side. And yet, he crossed that bridge while building a bridge for the future.

    And now, it is on us, the latest generation of Americans and of Georgians, to keep building that bridge. To keep walking that long walk, pushing the nation towards our ideals. And so, Georgia, this is my promise to you, the work that we must do is difficult, the issues are not simple, they’re complex, but here’s my promise to you, I will walk with you even as I work for you.”

    (https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/raphael-warnock-full-victory-speech-transcript)

  40. December 9, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    THE OFFER:
    BRITTNEY GRINER IN EXCHANGE FOR VICTOR BOUT…OR NOTHING.

    Foreign Policy Expert: Russia Offered Viktor Bout For Brittney Griner–Or Nothing

    Brittney Griner has been released from a Russian prison after being wrongfully detained for 10 months. Meanwhile, Russian TV is trying to humanize Viktor Bout, as the Putin regime attempts to justify its push to free an arms dealer to its citizens. A foreign policy expert explains how Russia offered the Biden administration Viktor Bout for Brittney Griner–or nothing. …

  41. December 9, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    Transcript of Pelosi Floor Speech on the Respect for Marriage Act
    (https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/12822-6)

  42. December 9, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    Robert Reich

    Ginni Thomas used the independent state legislature theory in her efforts to pressure state lawmakers to overturn the 2020 election results.

    This theory is central to a case before SCOTUS tomorrow, called Moore v. Harper.

    Are we really going to let Clarence Thomas rule on this?

    • December 9, 2022 at 12:51 pm

      28 U.S. Code § 455 – Disqualification of justice, judge, or magistrate judge

      (a) Any justice, judge, or magistrate judge of the United States shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.
      (b) He shall also disqualify himself in the following circumstances:
      (5) He or his spouse, or a person within the third degree of relationship to either of them, or the spouse of such a person:
      (iii) Is known by the judge to have an interest that could be substantially affected by the outcome of the proceeding;

  43. December 9, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    Items with classified markings found at Trump storage unit in Florida

    Jacqueline Alemany, Josh Dawsey, Spencer S. Hsu, Devlin Barrett and Rosalind S. Helderman: (https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/12/07/trump-tower-bedminster-records-search/

  44. 63 jer44
    December 9, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    @thehill
    4h
    Official
    Sanders will give 2024 “a hard look” if Biden doesn’t run: adviser https://trib.al/MtboIjj

  45. December 9, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    JAN 6 SELECT COMMITTEE

    Here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDuAY_-B36I)

    Congressman Adam Schiff on reporting that the Jan. 6 committee is weighing criminal referrals for other Trump associates: “We’re not confining our examination just to the president or anyone else. We’ll be making our findings known fairly soon.”

  46. December 9, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    The Soho Contemporary Art gallery covers 2900 square feet in Manhattan’s Lower Eastside, and features eight works by Basquiat.

    JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT:
    CLOSING JAN 1, 2023
    PRESENTED BY THE FAMILY OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

    Jean-Michel Basquiat’s contributions to the history of art and his explorations of multifaceted cultural phenomena––including music, the Black experience, pop culture, Black American sports figures, literature, and other sources––will be showcased through immersive environments providing unique insight into the late artist’s creative life and his singular voice that propelled a social and cultural narrative that continues to this day.

    Organized and curated by the family of Jean-Michel Basquiat, this exhibition of over 200 never-before-seen and rarely shown paintings, drawings, multimedia presentations, ephemera, and artifacts tell the story of Jean-Michel from an intimate perspective, intertwining his artistic endeavors with his personal life, influences, and the times in which he lived.

    • December 9, 2022 at 2:55 pm

      King Pleasure is the title of a painting created by Jean-Michel in 1987 and the name of a bebop-loving bartender turned jazz vocalist whose first hit, in 1952, “Moody’s Mood For Love,” catapulted him to fame. The song was a favorite of the WBLS DJ Frankie Crocker, who played it at the close of his show every night in the 1970s. Gerard Basquiat, Jean-Michel’s father, was also fond of the tune.

      —J-M Basquiat died at 27 years.

    • December 9, 2022 at 2:59 pm

      imo,
      saw this phenomenal exhibition in 2017 with a British friend, an artist who really has no connection to people of color where she lives. The whole experience unforgettable.

  47. December 9, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    C0NGRATS TO:

    Asian American head coach Margueritte Aozasa will lead the UCLA women’s soccer team into the NCAA College Cup championship game tonight.

    (https://asamnews.com/2022/12/05/margueritte-aozasa-ucla-bruins-college-soccer-ncaa-college-cup-university-north-carolina-tarheels/)

  48. December 9, 2022 at 3:17 pm

    The Wrap: ‘Incredible year’ for Indigenous candidates

    “More than 85 Indigenous candidates won election on Nov. 8 to political offices up and down the ballot in 22 states, adding Indigenous representation to Congress, statehouses, courtrooms and local governments across a wide swath of the nation.

    The election will bring the first Native person back to the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades, put a record number of Indigenous women judges on the bench in Arizona and place more than 65 Indigenous politicians in state legislatures across the country, according to an analysis of election results by ICT.”

    (https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/the-wrap-incredible-year-for-indigenous-candidates)

  49. December 9, 2022 at 3:18 pm

    Happy Friday, Dec 8 2022:
    What a week!

  50. 74 pkayden
    December 9, 2022 at 4:34 pm


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