ㅤ"Ocasio-Cortez then thought it would be a good idea to bring more attention to the video so all of her followers on Twitter could see that she does not know what she is talking about."
ㅤ"Snipes’ resignation comes the same day that Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) was officially elected senator after a nationally watched Senate race that triggered two recounts and a series of bitter legal and public relations battles."
ㅤ"Scott announced the concession in a statement, saying, ‘I just spoke with Senator Bill Nelson, who graciously conceded, and I thanked him for his years of public service.’
ㅤNelson will make a statement at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, his campaign announced.’"
ㅤô¿ô …Uhh…no. Americans rejected Republicans’ 100% control of Congress. Mainly because the GOP proved to be unable to effectively legislate. The flips were enabled by the retirement of never-Trumpers like Flake.
Michael Avenatti, a frequent President Trump critic and the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels, was arrested Wednesday on domestic violence charges, police announced.
“We can confirm that today LAPD Detectives arrested Michael Avenatti on suspicion of domestic violence,” the LAPD tweeted. “This is an ongoing investigation and we will provide more details as they become available.”
The charges arose from an alleged Tuesday incident, prompting authorities to respond and take a report, an unidentified law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
Avenatti released a statement through his law office denying the allegations.
“I wish to thank the hard working men and women of the LAPD for their professionalism they were only doing their jobs in light of the completely bogus allegations against me,” the statement said. “I have never been physically abusive in my life nor was I last night. Any accusations to the contrary are fabricated and meant to do…
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…via Freedom Toons:
Some information shared in this brief political cartoon worth highlighting:
Democrats, progressives, and other gun control advocates regularly claim there were over 240 incidents of school shootings this year. They did the same thing in 2017 and 2016. But as shown above, that number includes a man going to a deserted school parking lot at night and shooting himself, no children or other adults present at the time. And though it’s not mentioned in the toon, I recall those statistics also including incidents like a stray shot fired from somewhere (no one knew where it came from) and going through a school window. Why is that counted?
According to the data these studies use, any discharge of a weapon counts as a “school shooting”, which anti-gun activists then purposely conflate with “mass shootings” even though the vast majority of the 240 incidents didn’t even involve injuries…
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“The truth is that there are no races” Kwame Anthony Appiah controversially wrote in 1985 launching him into fame and notoriety among his professional peers.
In this fascinating conversation between two of the most esteemed and provocative thinkers on racial identity, Appiah sits down with Professor Priya Gopal to unpack the philosophy of race, it’s historical development and why it’s not a ‘biological category.’
For both, race should be understood as a historical categorisation usually used to otherise people by physical characteristics or geographical location.
One of the most interesting talking points of the conversation is the question of “mixed-race” identity. Taking the example of Barack Obama, Gopal explains that despite having a white mother and black father Obama does not walk in the world as a white man. He is racialised as black and American society categorises him as if he had two black parents.
Similarly Gopal is racialised…
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ㅤ"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez backed an effort Saturday by a group called the Justice Democrats, which opposes ‘Democratic incumbents who are demographically and ideologically out-of-touch with their districts.’"
ㅤ"The poll by research group Ifop was published in the Journal du Dimanche a day after a nationwide ‘yellow vest’ protest against high fuel prices that analysts say has come to represent widespread frustration with the 40-year-old President.
ㅤThe results of the widely watched poll showed an overall fall of four points in November from the previous month, with only four per cent of respondents saying they were ‘very satisfied’ with Macron’s performance, while 21 per cent were ‘mostly satisfied’.
ㅤThirty-four per cent were ‘mostly dissatisfied’ while 39 per cent were ‘very dissatisfied’, according to the poll."
ㅤ"Democrat Andrew Gillum officially conceded to Republican former Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida’s gubernatorial race as a recount of votes showed a margin Gillum was unlikely to close."
ㅤ"While the event page said ‘Any violence, racism, or display of hate by any group or individual is extremely prohibited,’ clashes were reported as groups like the far-right Proud Boys came head to head with counterprotesters, some of whom belonged to antifascist group Antifa."
ㅤ"State House Bill 258 passed in a 58-35 vote and now moves to the state Senate for consideration. Should the state Senate approve the bill, most abortions in Ohio would be effectively banned."
ㅤ"The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the country’s consulate in Istanbul last month, The Washington Post reported Friday.
ㅤThe agency has high confidence in its assessment, the newspaper reported. The CIA reportedly examined multiple sources of intelligence in reaching its conclusion, including a call between the crown prince’s brother Khalid bin Salman and Khashoggi."
ㅤ”The founders of Bombas sought to create a company that would solve one of the biggest problems homeless people face — a need for socks.”
ㅤ"U.S. manufacturing output increased in October, the Federal Reserve said on Friday. This was the fifth straight monthly output increase.
ㅤThe Federal Reserve said manufacturing production rose 0.3 percent last month. Data for September was revised up to 0.3 percent from the 0.2 percent previously reported."
ㅤ"The Supreme Court announced Friday it will grant an expedited hearing on the Trump administration’s request to add a question concerning citizenship to the 2020 census.
ㅤThe justices set oral argument for February, converting what had been a narrow request involving one part of the case into a full grant of review.
ㅤAt stake is one of President Trump’s key goals — asking people to disclose their citizenship when they take part in the 2020 count."
ㅤ"Mother Jones’ Pema Levy, who has been tracking the developments in Broward and Palm Beach, reported Friday that the hand recount had already wrapped up, and incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson ‘didn’t come close’ to making up the votes he needed to try to catch up with Republican Rick Scott."
ㅤ"A Florida judge is rejecting a challenge to the rules that will be used in a hand recount in the state’s contentious U.S. Senate race.
ㅤU.S. District Judge Mark Walker late Thursday ruled against Sen. Bill Nelson and Democrats in another one of the lawsuits surrounding the recount.
ㅤDuring the hand recount, election officials look at just the ballots that weren’t recorded by voting machines.
ㅤUnder state law, voters must use only approved markings or their ballot is disqualified. And they can’t simply cross out a mistaken vote but must explain in writing why they did so…"
ㅤ"Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared victory Thursday in his Senate race after a state-mandated recount widened his lead over incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson."
ㅤ"U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in the Tucson Sector teamed up with Department of Defense (DOD) personnel to conduct training exercises and harden ports of entry in advance of the anticipated arrival of Central American caravan migrants. Officials estimate the region could become saturated with thousands seeking asylum or crossing the border illegally."
ㅤô¿ô …Definitely a move up from barmaid.
ㅤ"Asked about how police should ‘handle’ Antifa, the President responded, ‘These people, like the Antifa you’re talking about, the Antifa — they better hope that the opposition to Antifa decides not to mobilize. Because if they do, they’re much tougher. Much stronger. Potentially much more violent. And Antifa’s going to be in big trouble. But so far they [opposition] haven’t done that, and that’s a good thing.’"
ㅤô¿ô …It surprises me that many Americans’ desire for a balance of power has rarely been cited as a factor in midterm results. Trump’s aggressive agenda and Republican control of Congress are certainly reasons to vote for a balance of power.
ㅤBalance of power may explain why independents favored Democrats in the midterms, which the pundits claim is responsible for the flips.