Birthday Girl!

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  1. 1 pkayden
    January 17, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    Happy Birthday to our Forever First Lady!!

  2. 2 tnmtngirl1
    January 17, 2023 at 12:38 pm

    Happy Birthday to our Forever FLOTUS!! (Tried to make this comment on my ipad so I could do emojies. Wouldn’t let me post. Couldn’t even sign in.)

  3. January 17, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    Edith Piaf – La vie en rose

    A beautiful year to the fab forever Michelle Obama and the man she loves.
    –wishing you a very happy birthday !!!

  4. 7 Dudette
    January 17, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    Happy Birthday to Our Forever FLOTUS!

  5. 9 ggail44
    January 17, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    Wishing our Forever FLOTUS a very Happy Birthday. 💖🌟🎂🥂🥳🎵🎵🎶💃🏾

  6. January 17, 2023 at 6:04 pm

  7. 13 ggail44
    January 17, 2023 at 9:16 pm

  8. 14 ggail44
    January 17, 2023 at 9:25 pm

  9. 15 Dudette
    January 18, 2023 at 1:15 am

    A very nice cover of a classic

  10. January 18, 2023 at 12:05 pm

    can you hear me Mither…?

  11. January 18, 2023 at 12:06 pm

  12. January 18, 2023 at 12:07 pm

    Failed GOP candidate arrested after a string of shootings targeting New Mexico Democrats, including Adriann Barboa, Bernalillo County Commissioner and Vice Chair.


    —e.g. Mr “Entitled To Rule” fired shots through Ms. Barboa’s front door, out the back window, through living room where she’d been playing with grandbaby and getting ready for Christmas.

  13. January 18, 2023 at 12:08 pm

  14. January 18, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    –S & M at their finest.

  15. January 18, 2023 at 12:10 pm

  16. January 18, 2023 at 12:11 pm

    What the Jan. 6 probe found out about social media, but didn’t report
    The House committee investigating the riot avoided detailed discussion in its report for fear of offending Republicans and tech companies, sources say

    Cat Zakrzewski, Cristiano Lima and Drew Harwell:

  17. January 18, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    How Restaurant Workers Help Pay for Lobbying to Keep Their Wages Low
    The National Restaurant Association uses mandatory $15 food-safety classes to turn waiters and cooks into unwitting funders of its battle against minimum wage increases.


  18. January 18, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    Secret Video Reveals Twitter Team Warned of ‘Shooting in the Streets’ Ahead of Jan. 6
    The video shows Twitter managers shrugging off staff warnings of coming violence — one day before the attack on the Capitol

    Adam Rawnsley, Asawin Suebsaeng:

    —“Tech people saw January 6 coming from a mile away.” (Wagner)

  19. January 18, 2023 at 12:14 pm

    New details link George Santos to cousin of sanctioned Russian oligarch

    Isaac Stanley-Becker and Rosalind S. Helderman:

  20. January 18, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    LIST: McCarthy defectors land plum committee assignments

    Virginia Aabram: (https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/lists-committee-assignments-20-mccarthy-detractors)

    —the very small children say they’ll remove Congressmen Swalwell and Schiff from Intel Committee and Congresswoman Omar from Foreign Affairs in retaliation.

  21. January 18, 2023 at 12:17 pm

  22. January 18, 2023 at 1:13 pm

    Obama Foundation

    Announcing the Obama Foundation Leaders USA program

    The Obama Foundation Leaders USA program is a six-month, non-residential leadership development program that seeks to inspire, empower, and connect emerging leaders across the country. Together, Leaders will accelerate positive and lasting change in their communities with a focus on strengthening institutions across sectors toward a more inclusive, participatory democracy.

    We’re looking for values-driven changemakers between the ages of 24-45 who are working to create lasting, positive change in the lives of people in their community. The application for the 2023 Leaders USA program is now open on obama.org and will close on Friday, February 3, 2023.

  23. 39 Hillary Darton
    January 18, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    Happy Birthday Michelle Obama.

  24. 41 Dudette
    January 19, 2023 at 4:42 am

    Yay Maryland! 💙

  25. January 19, 2023 at 11:56 am


    Maryland Governor Wes Moore’s inauguration speech
    Wes Moore made history when he became Maryland’s first Black governor, only the third African-American to hold a governor’s seat in American history

  26. January 19, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    “Brazen” Fraud: David Cay Johnston on How Trump’s Tax Returns Show He Fleeced U.S. & Enriched Himself

    AMY GOODMAN: …with Juan González.

    After years of legal battles between former President Donald Trump and Congress, the House Ways and Means Committee released six years of Trump’s tax returns Friday, including thousands of documents from the years he ran for president and was in office. The records reveal Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes during his first year in office in 2017. In his last year in office, 2020, he paid no federal taxes.

    They also showed the tax law Trump signed in late 2017 opened new opportunities for him, and disclosed income from a wide range of foreign countries, including Canada, Panama, the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, the Philippines, United Arab Emirates, China and Britain. Trump responded to the release in a video statement.

    Interview: (https://www.democracynow.org/2023/1/3/trump_taxes_david_cay_johnston)

  27. January 19, 2023 at 1:40 pm

  28. January 19, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    Obama Leaders program

  29. January 19, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    Rachel Maddow Highlights The Connection Between Election Denial And The New Mexico Shooter

    Maddow said:

    “Now, you heard the mayor reference this was about a right-wing radical, an election denier who was arrested today. What that references, I believe, are the frequent public statements, online social media statements by this Republican candidate maintaining that he didn’t actually lose this election in which he was the Republican candidate this past November.

    Again, the Republican party nominated him to be their candidate for the state legislative seat outin Albuquerque in November. He lost by a large Marge en, by more than 3500 votes. Since then he has maintained that he didn’t really lose and the election was rigged against him.

    Local coverage of his candidacy has noted that he is a, in the words of the Santa Fe New Mexican, gushing supporter of former president Donald Trump. He appears to have emulated Trump in rejecting the results of the election that he lost, but police in Albuquerque tonight say he went much further than that, accusing him tonight formally, charging him with having pulled the trigger himself and led a conspiracy with four other men to shoot into the homes of other Democratic officials.”

    (Easley, politicus.usa)

  30. January 19, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    >>Monster<< Florida Governor.

    Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is asking state universities for the number and ages of their students who sought gender dysphoria treatment, including sex reassignment surgery and hormone prescriptions, according to a survey released Wednesday."


    • January 19, 2023 at 1:55 pm

      what is the lawyer perspective? Under federal law University professors in this state are NOT allowed to hand out student information to ANYONE. DeSantis is asking Universities to hand out information to one of his nefarious state agencies. What does the ACLU and other watchdogs have to say about it – pls act fast to end this gross invasion.

  31. January 19, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    “Kevin McCarthy is playing with fire over America’s debt ceiling. Joy Reid and her panel explain how after maxing out the national credit card when they were in charge, Republicans are threatening to simply stop paying America’s bills with dire consequences.”


  32. January 19, 2023 at 2:14 pm

  33. January 19, 2023 at 3:45 pm

  34. 56 jer44
    January 19, 2023 at 6:28 pm

    The New York Times
    Florida will not allow a new Advanced Placement course on African American studies to be offered in high schools. The state’s education department said the course content was “inexplicably contrary to Florida law,” but did not cite what was objectionable. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/19/us/desantis-florida-ap-african-american-studies.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

  35. 57 Dudette
    January 20, 2023 at 12:30 am

    Rest in peace David Crosby 😔

  36. January 20, 2023 at 8:40 am

  37. January 20, 2023 at 8:41 am

    Ronald Klain

    Two years ago today, in the midst of overwhelming crises and division,
    @POTUS and @VP were sworn in.

    While there is much to be done, here’s a 🧵about the incredible two years of progress we’ve seen.

    – Greatest two years of job creation in history: 11 million new jobs
    – The most sweeping economic recovery and investment plan since FDR
    – 700m COVID shots given for free; COVID deaths down 80%
    – 100 new judges with unprecedented diversity, including 1st black woman on SCOTUS

    United States government official
    – Unemployment rate at 50 year low
    – Largest infrastructure bill since Ike was President
    – Major bipartisan legislation after skeptics said it was not possible: infrastructure, CHIPS, PACT Act
    – Most Americans w/ health coverage than EVER

    – First cabinet ever equally divided male/female
    – Cap on insulin costs and first-ever prescription drug negotiations
    – Global leadership to confront Russian aggression in Ukraine
    – Pardoned all marijuana possession offenders
    – Unprecedented success in midterm elections

    Executive action on student loan debt to help 40m borrowers
    – Most sweeping legislation enacted by any govt on Earth to combat climate crisis
    – SPR releases to bring down the price of gas
    – PACT Act to help vets hurt by burn pits

    CHIPS Act bringing high-tech manufacturing back to USA
    – Historic lows in Black and Hispanic unemployment
    – Ended America’s longest war
    – Unprecedented police reform exec order
    – Best two years ever for small business creation

    This is just a PARTIAL list of progress. And there’s so much more to do. But it’s been an incredible two years of action — thanks to everyone who helped make it happen.

  38. January 20, 2023 at 8:44 am

    VP Harris speaking at Tonopah clean energy groundbreaking

  39. January 20, 2023 at 9:16 am


    Laurence Tribe:
    What matters is SCOTUS abortion decision, not the leak
    —About the “non investigation” that failed to find the leaker of the draft abortion ruling and who he thinks is responsible.
    (Pls don’t miss !!)

  40. January 20, 2023 at 9:17 am

    Can the Fourth Amendment Survive Digital Surveillance?
    Advances in technology used by law enforcement to gather information about people without a warrant has eroded Americans’ right to privacy.
    Corbin Barthold:

  41. January 20, 2023 at 9:19 am

    HBCUs are getting creative to meet growing student housing demand
    From shipping containers to hotels, Black colleges and universities are finding innovative ways to ease the HBCU housing crisis.

  42. January 20, 2023 at 9:48 am

  43. January 20, 2023 at 10:34 am

    America Hit Its Debt Limit, Setting Up Bitter Fiscal Fight

    The Treasury Department said it would begin a series of accounting moves to keep the U.S. from breaching its borrowing cap and asked Congress to raise or suspend the limit.
    By Jim Tankersley and Alan Rappeport

    “The period of time that extraordinary measures may last is subject to considerable uncertainty, including the challenges of forecasting the payments and receipts of the U.S. government months into the future,” Ms. Yellen said. “I respectfully urge Congress to act promptly to protect the full faith and credit of the United States.”

    “Newly empowered House Republicans have vowed that they will not raise the borrowing limit again unless President Biden agrees to steep cuts in federal spending. Mr. Biden has said he will not negotiate conditions for a debt-limit increase, arguing that lawmakers should lift the cap with no strings attached to cover spending that previous Congresses authorized.”


    • January 20, 2023 at 10:37 am

      —gopers don’t understand the debt ceiling – or do they?
      —ask them what happens when they don’t make their mortgage payment?
      —it’s about paying for expenses ALREADY INCURRED.
      —been done umpteen times up the wazoo already.
      —what happened to ending this process once and for all?
      —Global. Depression: does gop understand the meaning of these words

  44. January 20, 2023 at 10:39 am

    Since 1960, Congress
    has acted 78 separate times
    to permanently raise, temporarily extend, or revise the definition of the debt limit –
    49 times under Republican presidents
    and 29 times under Democratic presidents.

    The debt limit does not authorize new spending commitments. It simply allows the government to finance existing legal obligations that Congresses and presidents of both parties have made in the past.

    Failing to increase the debt limit would have catastrophic economic consequences. It would cause the government to default on its legal obligations – an unprecedented event in American history.


  45. January 20, 2023 at 10:40 am

  46. 77 Dudette
    January 20, 2023 at 11:46 am

    Happy 93rd Birthday Buzz Aldrin! 👩🏼‍🚀🚀

  47. January 20, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    H.R.61 – Leading Against White Supremacy Act of 2023
    The wonderful Congresswoman Jackson Lee introduces bill to fight white supremacy, ‘the largest part of domestic terrorism’

    • January 20, 2023 at 1:29 pm

      A bill to fight white supremacy has been introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, and has been met by outrage from the far-right. “White supremacy is the largest part of domestic terrorism, and domestic terrorism is larger than our fears of years back of Al-Qaeda,” Lee tells Joy Reid. “I only wanted to make sure that we had a bill that addressed that.”

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