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  1. December 9, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    thx NW, really beautiful.

    A Proclamation on Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week, 2022

    Finally, The United States is leading by the power of our example — demonstrating that our commitment to human rights begins here at home. Since taking office, I have ended the Muslim ban, overturned the prohibition on transgender people serving openly in the military, advanced racial equity throughout the Federal Government, strengthened accountable community policing and addressed many of the long-standing inequities in our criminal justice system, expanded accessibility and opportunity for Americans with disabilities, and established a White House Gender Policy Council. I also signed the first major bipartisan gun safety law in nearly 30 years, because every child and adult has the right to be safe at school, at home, and in their community. A positive future will be forged by countries that unleash the full potential of their people and protect their human rights. Today, and every day, I am committed to doing just that.

    Full: (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2022/12/09/a-proclamation-on-human-rights-day-and-human-rights-week-2022/)

  2. 2 ggail44
    December 9, 2022 at 10:10 pm

  3. December 10, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    ‘You’ve Got A Voice And You Gotta Be Heard’: Drag Queens Traverse Middle America In ‘WE’RE HERE’ starring. D.J. ‘Shangela’ Pierce and Bob the Drag Queen, discuss traveling through middle America amid today’s growing anti-LGBTQ climate to spread awareness and promote equality. “You’ve got a voice and you gotta be heard.”

  4. December 10, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    Schumer said in a statement provided to PoliticusUSA,
    “Senator Sinema informed me of her decision to change her affiliation to Independent. She asked me to keep her committee assignments and I agreed. Kyrsten is independent; that’s how she’s always been. I believe she’s a good and effective Senator and am looking forward to a productive session in the new Democratic majority Senate. We will maintain our new majority on committees, exercise our subpoena power, and be able to clear nominees without discharge votes.”

  5. December 10, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    Transcript of Pelosi Remarks at Weekly Press Conference

    “How wonderful is it that, on the same day that Brittney Griner is going to be free – thank you, President Biden, thank you to the Secretary of State and other national security people and to our colleague Greg Stanton, who represents Arizona – Phoenix, Arizona – in the Congress. He has brought her here. We had met her when she was here playing basketball, and now today, she is free, free to go home to her wife on the same day that we passed the Marriage Protection Act. So we are – Respect for Marriage, the Respect for Marriage Act. So it just – her freedom is a gift to the world, to all of us. Our gift to her is this legislation that her marriage is protected wherever she may live, her wife Cherelle and she – and their family will have a holiday season without worrying about whether their marriage is protected.”


    • December 10, 2022 at 7:26 pm

      President Biden

      Think about working for 50 years, tracking every dollar and securing your retirement. Then, you lose half of that pension through no fault of your own.

      That’s why we signed the Butch Lewis Act, to protect the union pensions so many sacrificed to secure.

  6. December 10, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    What ‘The Communist Manifesto’ Means Today with China Miéville
    Why Is This Happening? The Chris Hayes Podcast

    It’s been 174 years since Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote “The Communist Manifesto.” How is it still relevant today and what makes it such a vital guide to understanding present-day struggles? That’s the subject of China Mieville’s latest work, “A Spectre, Haunting: On the Communist Manifesto.” Miéville, a self-proclaimed Marxist and socialist, is a New York Times-bestselling author of fiction and non-fiction. His most recent book offers an analysis of what arguably remains the modern world’s most influential political document. He joins WITHpod to discuss criticisms of “The Manifesto,” the precipitating factors and peculiar nature of the text, how it still profoundly influences contemporary discourse and more.

    Play: (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-the-communist-manifesto-means-today-with/id1382983397?i=1000588997257)

  7. December 10, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    Gosar (briefly) backs Trump on ‘terminating’ constitutional law
    The amazing thing isn’t that Paul Gosar endorsed Donald Trump’s legal radicalism; the amazing thing is that his party couldn’t care less.

    Steve Benen: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/gosar-briefly-backs-trump-terminating-constitutional-law-rcna60715)

  8. December 10, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    President Biden and the First Lady Host Kennedy Center Honorees

  9. December 10, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    Opinion: Anthony Fauci: A Message to the Next Generation of Scientists


  10. December 10, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    South Koreans are about to get a year or two younger, thanks to a new law passed on Thursday that aims to standardize how age is calculated in the country.

    “Take “Gangnam Style” singer Psy, for example. Born on December 31, 1977, he is considered 44 by international age; 45 by calendar year age; and 46 by Korean age.”


  11. December 10, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    Stay Cool Sessions | Blue Lab Beats

    —je t’adore.

  12. 24 ggail44
    December 11, 2022 at 3:30 pm


  13. 25 ggail44
    December 11, 2022 at 6:37 pm

  14. 26 ggail44
    December 11, 2022 at 6:41 pm

  15. 27 ggail44
    December 11, 2022 at 6:44 pm

  16. 28 ggail44
    December 11, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    HBO Max Dec 13 – “Pelosi in the House”

  17. 32 jer44
    December 11, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    West Wing Reports (by Paul Brandus)
    President back from Sunday evening Mass. He says he spoke with Ukraine’s Zelensky earlier today

  18. 34 marleysperson
    December 12, 2022 at 10:54 am

    Oh! This was a lovely smorgasbord of goodness to wake up to this morning! I’m home from work today, sick with the flu. This was the first year I’ve gotten a flu shot and low and behold, the first year I’ve gotten the flu. Make it make sense:) Anyway, thanks for this Nerdy. Put a smile on my face.

  19. 41 ggail44
    December 12, 2022 at 2:03 pm

  20. 43 ggail44
    December 12, 2022 at 2:07 pm

  21. 44 ggail44
    December 12, 2022 at 2:12 pm

  22. 45 ggail44
    December 12, 2022 at 2:15 pm

  23. 46 ggail44
    December 12, 2022 at 2:18 pm

  24. 48 ggail44
    December 12, 2022 at 2:25 pm

  25. 50 Dudette
    December 13, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Wooooot! Look at our favorite couple and their team just keepin’ on winnin’! 😃😍

  26. 52 Dudette
    December 13, 2022 at 1:16 am

    Forever FLOTUS is forever fine and forever fly! Check this thread of her looks from the tour for The Light We Carry! 😍

  27. December 13, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    I’ll miss his column…

  28. 54 jacquelineoboomer
    December 13, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    So glad I finally got to watch this, since I missed it when it first aired. Oh my goodness. She is so wonderful!

  29. 55 jer44
    December 14, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    Dead by suicide. And three young children whose lives are forever changed. Devastating news about tWitch today. Details HERE: https://perezhilton.com/ellen-degeneres-former-dj-stephen-twitch-boss-dead-at-40/

  30. 58 ggail44
    December 14, 2022 at 4:16 pm

  31. December 14, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    If one day you float into some good loving, or just being still in yourself, enjoy this as background to that moment:

  32. 61 ggail44
    December 15, 2022 at 11:50 am

  33. 63 ggail44
    December 15, 2022 at 11:53 am

  34. December 15, 2022 at 7:38 pm

  35. 65 tnmtngirl1
    December 15, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    I’m having a tooth extracted tomorrow and I am so scared. Gonna be put to sleep (lightly) so it is not the pulling. It is the days after I am worried about. Anyone had experience with this?

    • 66 Scrompy
      December 15, 2022 at 9:46 pm

      Yes I have. The technology now is amazing. You’ll be fine! Well, sure, some soreness for a few days. They’ll make sure you have good pain control. Follow the pain control directions! Good luck!

  36. December 16, 2022 at 10:14 am

    Remarks by President Biden at the U.S.-Africa Summit Leaders Session on Partnering on the African Union’s Agenda 2063

    Walter E. Washington Convention Center
    Washington, D.C.


  37. December 16, 2022 at 10:16 am

    Transcript of Pelosi Remarks at Weekly Press Conference

  38. December 16, 2022 at 10:17 am

    Transcript of Pelosi Remarks at Portrait Unveiling Ceremony


  39. December 16, 2022 at 10:34 am


    New Footage Of Pelosi Attack Debunks Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories
    Bodycam footage of the Paul Pelosi assault was played in court, and it was what all of us—including Tucker Carlson—have always known it was: A brutal and horrific attack on an innocent, 82 year-old man.

  40. December 16, 2022 at 10:35 am

    Pelosi In The House | Official Trailer | HBO

    by Alexandra Pelosi
    Journeys with Nancy. #PelosiInTheHouseHBO, an @HBO original documentary filmed over three decades which follows the U.S. congresswoman at both work and home in real time during consequential political moments, premieres December 13 on @HBOMax

  41. December 16, 2022 at 10:40 am

    Jan. 6 committee teases new evidence ahead of final hearing
    Andrew Solender

  42. December 16, 2022 at 10:41 am

    Anti-abortion Activists Take Page From Environmentalist Playbook To Target Abortion Pills


    Caroline Kitchener, reporter for the Washington Post, talks with Alex Wagner about new strategies by anti-abortion activists to attack abortion pills, from banning web sites that sell them to testing wastewater to claim that abortion pills are producing toxic waste.

  43. December 16, 2022 at 10:47 am

    Caroline Kitchener:
    “This is a very sad day for our newsroom. Absolutely outrageous that our publisher wouldn’t answer a single question after announcing widespread layoffs.”

  44. December 16, 2022 at 10:49 am

    Georgia’s Top Election Official (Raffensperger) Calls for End to Runoff System

  45. December 16, 2022 at 10:52 am

    Neal Katyal: “There’s a good chance of Donald Trump’s ($99) Digital Training Cards depicting him behind bars.”

  46. December 16, 2022 at 10:54 am


    REVOLT x Michelle Obama: The Cross-Generational Conversation
    REVOLT Studios proudly presents a candid, cross-generational discussion with the former First Lady #MichelleObama and an influential panel of powerful women of color including recording artists @HERmusic and @KellyRowland, supermodel-activist #WinnieHarlow, businesswoman #TinaKnowles-Lawson, and moderated by radio host #AngieMartinez.

  47. December 16, 2022 at 11:00 am

    To Keep As One
    Climate change has pushed erosion within feet of the remote Alaska Native community of Newtok. Albertina Charles and the rest of the village residents know that relocating Newtok is the only option. Will Federal funding arrive soon enough or will this community be separated forever?

    This documentary short was filmed in 2018 and 2019 and produced by KYUK and Bethel Community Services Foundation in collaboration with the Newtok Village Council.

  48. December 16, 2022 at 11:03 am

    Asian Americans heavily favored Warnock in Georgia runoff, exit poll shows
    The results reflect that Asian American voters, who make up 4.7% of the state’s overall electorate, grew in support for the incumbent since the midterms last month.


  49. December 16, 2022 at 11:04 am

    Rep. Ted Lieu reflects on becoming the highest-ranking Asian American ever in House Democratic leadership

    “It’s actually more of a recognition by my colleagues of the growing importance of the Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities,” Lieu said.


  50. December 16, 2022 at 11:07 am

    Happy Friday, Dec 16, 2022 !!

    Kuni guni no snow of all countries
    Yuki tokete Namu melting into
    Dai Bosa. Namu Dai Bosa.

    (Soen Nakagawa)

  51. December 16, 2022 at 11:38 am

    President Biden

    The United States stands with Japan at this critical moment.

    Our alliance is the cornerstone of a free and open Indo-Pacific and we welcome Japan’s contributions to peace and prosperity.

  52. December 16, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    How Chicago Became an Art-World Capital Without Giving In to Art-World Clichés

    The city’s reigning artists, gallerists, curators, and community builders have created a style all their own

    Stephen Mooallem, photos by John Edmonds, styling Alexander Delifer:

  53. December 16, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    The White House:

    The PACT Act is the most significant law in American history to help millions of veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during their military service.

    Eligible veterans can sign up for services at http://VA.gov/PACT.

  54. December 16, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Harvard names Claudine Gay 30th president

    Claudine Gay, a widely admired higher education leader and distinguished scholar of democracy and political participation, will become the 30th president of Harvard University on July 1, 2023.

  55. December 17, 2022 at 12:35 pm

    Congress Clears Military Bill Repealing Vaccine Mandate for Troops
    Passage of the $858 billion bill by the Senate sends the annual military policy measure to President Biden’s desk.

    WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday gave final approval to an $858 billion military policy bill that would rescind the Pentagon’s mandate that troops receive the coronavirus vaccine, defying President Biden’s objections and sending to his desk a bill that paved the way for a massive increase in spending on the military.


    • December 17, 2022 at 12:36 pm

      pls pls tell me I’m dreaming…

      • 103 tnmtngirl1
        December 18, 2022 at 2:08 pm

        I know, right?!?!?! Crazy. Our grandson leaves for Navy boot camp Jan. 18. He has never gotten even one Covid vaccine. Don’t know when this take effect. Sure wish it would be after that though I realize that at this point, one shot is barely a “drop in the bucket.”

    • December 17, 2022 at 12:37 pm

      An Unvaccinated Military Puts Our National Security at Risk
      Max Rose

      Ninety-eight percent of the U.S. military is vaccinated against Covid-19. That success is due, in large part, to a summer of 2021 decision by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin that mandatory vaccination was “necessary to protect the force and defend the American people.”

      That mandate is about to be lifted. While Covid vaccines have never enjoyed universal support, lately the vaccine requirement has become a political lightning rod, with congressional Republicans threatening to hold up the annual National Defense Authorization Act unless it’s rolled back.


      • December 17, 2022 at 12:46 pm

        blackburn should understand that troops go overseas and can be a health risk wherever they go in the world. Then there’s the cost of hospitalization and treatment. Does she consider ‘freedom’ to mean when you are dead? My young son has Covid but the vaccine prevents them from dying. What will cause marsha to wake up?

        how, how can such a bill be signed?

  56. December 18, 2022 at 7:26 am

  57. December 18, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    “Congress approves removing statue of Supreme Court chief justice who wrote Dred Scott decision
    The legislation, which now heads to Biden’s desk, directs that Roger Taney’s statue be replaced by a bust of Thurgood Marshall, the court’s first Black justice.

    The House passed a bill Wednesday that would remove from public display at the U.S. Capitol a statue of Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision, which defended slavery and denied the citizenship of Black Americans.”

    Zoë Richards: (https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/congress-approves-removing-statue-supreme-court-chief-justice-wrote-dr-rcna61804)

  58. December 18, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    Brittney Griner Says She’s Back and Ready to Play Basketball in New Statement
    The WNBA star thanked everyone who helped bring her home and said she’ll return to the court in her first statement since her release from Russian prison

    JON BLISTEIN: (https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/brittney-griner-first-public-statement-release-1234648746/)

  59. 111 ggail44
    December 18, 2022 at 2:01 pm

  60. 114 ggail44
    December 18, 2022 at 9:22 pm

  61. 116 ggail44
    December 18, 2022 at 9:28 pm

  62. December 19, 2022 at 10:07 am

    Jan 6 Committee hearings. The Final Report

    1 pm ET.

    • December 19, 2022 at 10:08 am

      “At the end of its planned meeting on Dec. 19, the committee will not only vote to approve its final report, but also on whether to make criminal referrals to the Justice Department as part of its probe.” (PBS)

  63. 121 Nerdy Wonka
    December 19, 2022 at 2:56 pm

    New post.


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