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Justice Dept. Says Trump’s Denial of Rape Accusation Was an Official Act

The writer E. Jean Carroll sued the president for defamation after he denied sexually assaulting her in the 1990s. Now the government wants to defend him.

      nytimes.com  2020-10-19 21:44:45+00:00
Who's talking about this:  E. Jean CarrollJon Cooper 🇺🇸Frank RichDavid BegnaudCliff Levy
  • E. Jean Carroll
    E. Jean Carroll @ejeancarroll

    We are REALLY looking forward to meeting you in court and arguing it was NOT an "official act." https://t.co/yicFk1DjNp

    Mon Oct 19 23:13:46 +0000 2020

  • Jon Cooper 🇺🇸
    Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 @joncoopertweets

    My friend ⁦@ejeancarroll⁩ sued Donald Trump for defamation after he denied raping her in the 1990s. Now the Justice Department wants to defend him, saying that Trump’s denial of the rape accusation was an “official act.” OUTRAGEOUS!! 😡 https://t.co/TfIylqWSYY

    Mon Oct 19 23:38:53 +0000 2020

  • Frank Rich
    Frank Rich @frankrichny

    Of course Barr defending a rapist. His father when headmaster at NYC's Dalton School hired #JeffreyEpstein to teach teenage girls. https://t.co/gdXY8oxjrp

    Tue Oct 20 01:55:30 +0000 2020

  • David Begnaud
    David Begnaud @DavidBegnaud

    “The Justice Department said on Monday that President Trump should not be sued personally for having denied a rape allegation because he made the statement while acting in his official capacity as president.” https://t.co/HcqKrUpTvv

    Mon Oct 19 23:27:53 +0000 2020

  • Cliff Levy
    Cliff Levy @cliffordlevy

    Breaking: The Justice Dept. said Trump should not be sued personally for having denied a rape allegation because his denial was an official act of his presidency. https://t.co/0IT39VC0rb

    Mon Oct 19 21:47:07 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Supreme Court denies GOP request to stop extended deadline for mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania, a key state for Trump Supreme Court denies GOP request to stop extended deadline for mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania, a key state for Trump – The court’s action carried outsize importance because of Pennsylvania’s pivotal role in the upcoming presidential election.

     washingtonpost.com 2020-10-19 23:28:08+00:00
Joe Scarborough Laurence Tribe Neal Katyal Jim Roberts Jessica Post Matea Gold Andrew deGrandpre Suraj Patel Juan Escalante Robert Barnes
  • Joe Scarborough
    Joe Scarborough @JoeNBC

    Chief Justice John Roberts sides with Pennsylvania voters: Supreme Court denies Republican request to stop extended period for returning mail ballots in Pennsylvania https://t.co/wpmOcStriV

    Mon Oct 19 23:54:46 +0000 2020

  • Laurence Tribe
    Laurence Tribe @tribelaw

    A rare democracy-saving vote by Chief Justice Roberts, who doesn’t typically side with voting rights! https://t.co/UrG6OnlOx0

    Mon Oct 19 23:47:42 +0000 2020

  • Neal Katyal
    Neal Katyal @neal_katyal

    Supreme Court denies GOP request to stop extended period for returning mail ballots in Pennsylvania - The Washington Post https://t.co/CtkrRxkTLT

    Tue Oct 20 00:10:22 +0000 2020

  • Jim Roberts
    Jim Roberts @nycjim

    *Chief Justice John Roberts sides with the Supreme Court’s 3 liberals in blocking a GOP effort to limit counting of mail-in votes after Nov. 3. *With this ruling, ballots will be valid if they are received up to 3 days after Election Day. *This is big. https://t.co/7Ox46kIVUq

    Tue Oct 20 00:26:23 +0000 2020

  • Jessica Post
    Jessica Post @JessicaPost

    This is a great decision! State legislative races are often decided by only a handful of votes so it's important that every ballot is counted. It might take a few days to find out the results, but that's ok! We want to make sure everyone's voice is heard! https://t.co/FMXadlF2ZF

    Tue Oct 20 00:39:34 +0000 2020

  • Matea Gold
    Matea Gold @mateagold

    Breaking: Supreme Court denies GOP request to stop extended period for returning mail ballots in Pennsylvania By @scotusreporter https://t.co/yrZIouoqTv

    Mon Oct 19 23:36:26 +0000 2020

  • Andrew deGrandpre
    Andrew deGrandpre @adegrandpre

    Breaking news: John Roberts sides with the court's liberals again. Case is significant because Pennsylvania is key to Trump's reelection hopes. https://t.co/z0HSNPflKC

    Mon Oct 19 23:35:38 +0000 2020

  • Suraj Patel
    Suraj Patel @surajpatelnyc

    The Supreme Court JUST DENIED PA Republicans the opportunity to disenfranchise voters and fatally harm vote by mail This is a huge victory for Democracy, a vote duly cast by Election Day MUST count, even if it takes a few days to come back in the mail https://t.co/uoUQEZF4Wa

    Mon Oct 19 23:38:50 +0000 2020

  • Juan Escalante
    Juan Escalante @JuanSaaa

    No added voter suppression in PA for you, @GOP https://t.co/vzIHFEXxVg

    Mon Oct 19 23:36:14 +0000 2020

  • Robert Barnes
    Robert Barnes @scotusreporter

    https://t.co/5QaqFH0vtH

    Mon Oct 19 23:37:30 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Trump’s den of dissent: Inside the White House task force as coronavirus surges Trump’s den of dissent: Inside the White House task force as coronavirus surges – The U.S. response is increasingly plagued by distrust, infighting and lethargy, just as experts predict coronavirus cases could surge this winter and deaths could reach 400,000 by year’s end.

     washingtonpost.com 2020-10-19 07:14:44+00:00
Robert Costa Will Saletan Philip Rucker Peter Baker Yasmeen Abutaleb Garrett M. Graff Will Saletan Eric Umansky Kyle Griffin Robert Costa
  • Robert Costa
    Robert Costa @costareports

    Dr. Birx. Dr. Atlas. Vice President Pence. Read the story. Your government revealed. https://t.co/LBBKGoQQLF

    Mon Oct 19 10:43:21 +0000 2020

  • Will Saletan
    Will Saletan @saletan

    This WP investigation, based on inside reporting, finds that Trump and like-minded advisers — in particular, Scott Atlas — have abandoned the war on the virus. They've decided to accept mass infection, and they've undercut measures to stop the spread. /1 https://t.co/LDWSvzQ6ta

    Mon Oct 19 12:38:49 +0000 2020

  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    Scott Atlas, a Fox News neuroradiologist whom other task force doctors regard as ill-informed, manipulative and dishonest, has consolidated power over WH coronavirus response, which is plagued by distrust and lethargy. https://t.co/yqfLtV09Ab

    Mon Oct 19 12:20:16 +0000 2020

  • Peter Baker
    Peter Baker @peterbakernyt

    Birx told Pence’s office that she does not trust Atlas, does not believe he is giving Trump sound advice and wants him removed from the task force. ⁦@yabutaleb7⁩ ⁦@PhilipRucker⁩ ⁦@jdawsey1⁩ ⁦@costareports⁩ https://t.co/nkVVUwPexh

    Mon Oct 19 20:53:36 +0000 2020

  • Yasmeen Abutaleb
    Yasmeen Abutaleb @yabutaleb7

    NEW: Scott Atlas has shot down attempts to expand testing, feuded with other docs, argued masks don't help and advocated herd immunity. And he's consolidated power over the response as cases surge. Latest deep dive w/ @PhilipRucker @jdawsey1 @costareports https://t.co/ympdQZyZv7

    Mon Oct 19 12:46:26 +0000 2020

  • Garrett M. Graff
    Garrett M. Graff @vermontgmg

    This piece should be mandatory reading for every voter before the election. Billions in testing money unspent mid-pandemic. A WH that doesn’t trust public health leaders. This under normal times would be an impeachable mismanagement. https://t.co/sKvCqMZeWQ

    Mon Oct 19 11:25:47 +0000 2020

  • Will Saletan
    Will Saletan @saletan

    Atlas is undermining preventive measures. He dismisses masks and social distancing as meaningless. Two days ago, he publicly rejected the idea that "masks work." He says all restrictions on activity should be lifted except for the highest-risk groups. /2 https://t.co/LDWSvzQ6ta https://t.co/Ba4DDrwXww

    Mon Oct 19 12:48:37 +0000 2020

  • Eric Umansky
    Eric Umansky @ericuman

    The Trump admin has $9 billion for test that’s just sitting around *unspent.* Fauci and Brix want to use it to dramatically expand testing. Trump’s Covid guru, Fox regular Scott Atlas, won’t allow it. https://t.co/pWEoD1qcKw https://t.co/gbLxwa9DFF

    Mon Oct 19 11:23:01 +0000 2020

  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    Trump coronavirus advisor Scott Atlas shot down attempts to expand testing. He openly feuded with other doctors on the COVID task force. He advanced fringe theories. And he advocated allowing infections to spread naturally among most of the population. https://t.co/SBKNHAyxCM

    Mon Oct 19 21:30:00 +0000 2020

  • Robert Costa
    Robert Costa @costareports

    “There is a pressure campaign,” Inslee said. “We need to follow science and not this distortion campaign . . . The people are on to [Trump]. They know he is trying to turn this into an electoral issue.” https://t.co/LBBKGoQQLF

    Mon Oct 19 10:22:21 +0000 2020

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       cnn.com 2020-10-19 21:01:33+00:00

Current Status: Florida shatters opening day record for early voting Florida shatters opening day record for early voting – The trend continues a record-setting pace in the battleground state that is viewed as a must-win for President Donald Trump.

     politico.com 2020-10-19 20:54:07+00:00
Kyle Griffin Dena Grayson, MD, PhD Brian Tyler Cohen Gary Fineout Alexis Goldstein Matt Dixon Gwen Graham Lauren Peikoff Luke Savage Kevin Cate
  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    Florida shattered its opening day record for in-person early voting, with at least 350,000 people casting ballots and election officials continuing to count statewide late into the night. https://t.co/ApqxEBjEjU

    Tue Oct 20 02:00:00 +0000 2020

  • Dena Grayson, MD, PhD
    Dena Grayson, MD, PhD @DrDenaGrayson

    🚨BREAKING: #Florida shattered its opening day record for in-person early voting Monday, with at least 350,000 people casting ballots, as election officials continue to count late into the night. Time to #VoteHimOut.😎 #VoteEarly #Election2020 https://t.co/EKoAmPPeZM

    Tue Oct 20 02:09:29 +0000 2020

  • Brian Tyler Cohen
    Brian Tyler Cohen @briantylercohen

    Wow. Florida shatters its opening day record for in-person early voting, with 350,000+ ballots cast. That’s in addition to the more than 2.5 million mail-in ballots cast so far— *more than double* the 1.2 million cast during the same timeframe in 2016. https://t.co/wohUPOaRhg

    Tue Oct 20 02:14:41 +0000 2020

  • Gary Fineout
    Gary Fineout @fineout

    Florida shatters opening day record for early voting https://t.co/ePSNtF1ung by @Mdixon55

    Tue Oct 20 01:05:12 +0000 2020

  • Alexis Goldstein
    Alexis Goldstein @alexisgoldstein

    Florida shattered its opening day record for in-person early voting Monday, with at least 350,000 people casting ballots. In 2016, 290,000 voted on the first day of early voting Vote by mail in FL so far: 2.5 million Same timeframe in 2016: 1.2 million https://t.co/pmCgPd5GTY

    Tue Oct 20 01:44:40 +0000 2020

  • Matt Dixon
    Matt Dixon @Mdixon55

    A lot of people have voted in Florida two weeks ahead of election day. There will be between 350-400k votes cast on first day of in-person early voting (# not final yet). In 2016, that number was 291,000. That's on top of well over 2.5m mail ballots https://t.co/I0XQ4JRguf

    Tue Oct 20 01:03:40 +0000 2020

  • Gwen Graham
    Gwen Graham @GwenGraham

    Florida shatters opening day record for early voting. https://t.co/kRpPVO2425

    Tue Oct 20 02:22:53 +0000 2020

  • Lauren Peikoff
    Lauren Peikoff @laurenpeikoff

    #Florida shatters opening day record for early voting ... with at least 350,000 people casting ballots and election officials continuing to count statewide late into the night. https://t.co/Jx2q8vfwc3

    Tue Oct 20 01:56:11 +0000 2020

  • Luke Savage
    Luke Savage @LukewSavage

    This seems like potentially very bad news for Trump. If he loses Florida, it's almost certainly game over. https://t.co/ieWtpTztAG

    Tue Oct 20 01:17:57 +0000 2020

  • Kevin Cate
    Kevin Cate @KevinCate

    Plus here is this from @Mdixon55. https://t.co/mD0BBX0fYh

    Tue Oct 20 01:35:54 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Trump Runs the Kind of Campaign He Likes, but Not the One He Might Need Trump Runs the Kind of Campaign He Likes, but Not the One He Might Need – With little time left to change the trajectory of the race, there is a large gulf separating the president’s experience of the campaign from the more sobering assessments of party officials.

     nytimes.com 2020-10-18 15:48:37+00:00
Maggie Haberman Alex Burns Chris Megerian Seung Min Kim Maggie Haberman Alex Burns Yashar Ali 🐘 Jonathan Martin Maggie Haberman Shane Goldmacher
  • Maggie Haberman
    Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

    In public, the Trump campaign boasts of 2016. In private, recriminations are beginning about a potential loss for a candidate who sees himself as his own strategist and believes the solution for almost all problems is more of himself @alexburnsNYT and me https://t.co/HfZAQBUV3f

    Sun Oct 18 15:58:55 +0000 2020

  • Alex Burns
    Alex Burns @alexburnsNYT

    New: Trump camp enters final weeks w/public bravado & private acknowledgment things are bleak - Stepien telling top Rs their path forward is slim - Meadows on the rocks after WH covid fiasco - Some Trump staff already seeking Hill jobs @maggieNYT & me👇 https://t.co/Ee8abljNYL

    Sun Oct 18 16:53:49 +0000 2020

  • Chris Megerian
    Chris Megerian @ChrisMegerian

    Some Trump advisors believe that “the best they can do for the final stretch is to keep the president occupied, happy and off Twitter as much as possible,” report ⁦@maggieNYT⁩ + ⁦@alexburnsNYT⁩ It’s like political hospice care. https://t.co/JJj8OdUHGy

    Sun Oct 18 16:06:31 +0000 2020

  • Seung Min Kim
    Seung Min Kim @seungminkim

    Via @maggieNYT @alexburnsNYT: “Some midlevel aides on the Trump campaign have even begun inquiring about employment on Capitol Hill after the election, apparently under the assumption that there will not be a second Trump admin for them to serve in.” https://t.co/7E2uswyIgz

    Sun Oct 18 17:33:07 +0000 2020

  • Maggie Haberman
    Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

    Advisers see rallies as a way to keep Trump happy and tweeting less. But the travel schedule is shifting frequently and Trump wants to make personal and less-than-ideal diversions, like a trip he may make to SC for Graham this week https://t.co/HfZAQBUV3f

    Sun Oct 18 16:00:45 +0000 2020

  • Alex Burns
    Alex Burns @alexburnsNYT

    One key diff from 2016: Four years ago, Rs were confident they'd hold the House & optimistic about the Senate. Today, they expect losses on all levels – possibly very bad ones. And few think Trump is inclined to care much about races besides his own ... https://t.co/Ee8abljNYL

    Sun Oct 18 16:59:15 +0000 2020

  • Yashar Ali 🐘
    Yashar Ali 🐘 @yashar

    Mark Meadows ends his political career being publicly blamed and humiliated. Frankly it’s a fate no chief of staff under the president could have avoided, especially during a pandemic. @maggieNYT @alexburnsNYT report https://t.co/Aq5iuduGAX https://t.co/lOOwAMO0rf

    Sun Oct 18 17:09:30 +0000 2020

  • Jonathan Martin
    Jonathan Martin @jmartNYT

    .⁦@ddkochel⁩ drops a truthbomb: “Our base loves the stuff about Hunter Biden, laptops and Mayor Giuliani,” Mr. Kochel added. “But they’re already voting for Trump.” https://t.co/OeMM6d7WSX via @NYTimes

    Sun Oct 18 17:31:06 +0000 2020

  • Maggie Haberman
    Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

    The president's aides and advisers are prepared for the likelihood of a bigger popular vote loss than last time, and still hopeful he can eke out an electoral college win. https://t.co/HfZAQBUV3f

    Sun Oct 18 17:38:44 +0000 2020

  • Shane Goldmacher
    Shane Goldmacher @ShaneGoldmacher

    "Mr. Trump, in the meantime, is discussing diversions from his own schedule to help people he cares about personally; for instance, he is likely to schedule an event with Mr. Graham." https://t.co/zRtFmjlcdN

    Sun Oct 18 16:06:57 +0000 2020

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Current Status: U.S. Diplomats and Spies Battle Trump Administration Over Suspected Attacks U.S. Diplomats and Spies Battle Trump Administration Over Suspected Attacks – American officials in China, Cuba and Russia say U.S. agencies are concealing the true extent of the episodes, leaving colleagues vulnerable to hostile actions abroad.

      nytimes.com 2020-10-19 23:31:20+00:00
Edward Wong Julian E. Barnes Bill Kristol Nicole Perlroth Ana Swanson Kate Brannen Nicholas Kristof Ned Price Glenn Kessler Shanlon Wu
  • Edward Wong
    Edward Wong @ewong

    NEW: US diplomats & spies say Trump administration has concealed info on mystery attacks abroad in which Russia is a suspect. We found new episodes w/ CIA officers in Moscow & elsewhere — similar to Cuba & China crises. w/ @AnaSwanson @julianbarnes. https://t.co/xbFBfEfxvS

    Mon Oct 19 23:44:32 +0000 2020

  • Julian E. Barnes
    Julian E. Barnes @julianbarnes

    NEW: An additional group of C.I.A. officers have reported incidents similar to the mysterious Havana Syndrome attacks in Cuba including a reported attack in Moscow on @Mpolymer in December 2017. New report by @AnaSwanson, @ewong & me. https://t.co/cB675hgxY3

    Mon Oct 19 23:35:09 +0000 2020

  • Bill Kristol
    Bill Kristol @BillKristol

    “The administration took a softer approach with China...The State Department soon retreated, labeling what happened in China as “health incidents”...And the State Department did not open an investigation into what happened in China.” https://t.co/6l9M29sx2L

    Tue Oct 20 00:51:03 +0000 2020

  • Nicole Perlroth
    Nicole Perlroth @nicoleperlroth

    “The cases involving C.I.A. officers, none of which have been publicly reported, are adding to suspicions that Russia carried out the attacks worldwide.” Terrifying reporting from ⁦@AnaSwanson⁩ ⁦⁦@ewong⁩ ⁦⁦@julianbarnes⁩ https://t.co/VitYtfBu0X

    Tue Oct 20 01:29:43 +0000 2020

  • Ana Swanson
    Ana Swanson @AnaSwanson

    NEW: “Havana syndrome” grabbed headlines when it swept through the American missions, first in Cuba and then in China. But previously unreported incidents also took place in Russia and elsewhere, an NYT investigation has found https://t.co/yAWRlizOj2 with @ewong @julianbarnes

    Mon Oct 19 23:49:24 +0000 2020

  • Kate Brannen
    Kate Brannen @K8brannen

    This has always been such a strange story brewing in the background. Who is behind these attacks on US intelligence officers and diplomats? Why is State refusing to turn over a National Academies of Sciences report to Congress? https://t.co/U6n9c5SV7W

    Tue Oct 20 01:51:55 +0000 2020

  • Nicholas Kristof
    Nicholas Kristof @NickKristof

    U.S. Diplomats suspect microwave attacks in China, Cuba and Russia: https://t.co/O9hawBIX1D Some mention a strange marble sound on the ceiling. We heard that regularly when living in the (bugged) @nytimes apartment in Beijing from 1988-93, but no odd illnesses in that era.

    Tue Oct 20 01:04:44 +0000 2020

  • Ned Price
    Ned Price @nedprice

    Trump's desire to treat Putin with kid gloves and secure an empty trade deal with Beijing may have been behind his failure to take seriously attacks on American public servants. As with COVID, Trump was all too willing to leave Americans vulnerable.https://t.co/LGASJ7I4bZ

    Tue Oct 20 01:18:11 +0000 2020

  • Glenn Kessler
    Glenn Kessler @GlennKesslerWP

    U.S. Diplomats and Spies Battle Trump Administration Over Suspected Attacks - The New York Times https://t.co/ynKLxz3Y0o

    Tue Oct 20 02:03:23 +0000 2020

  • Shanlon Wu
    Shanlon Wu @shanlonwu

    Suspected attacks on US personnel via microwave radiation: "officials know exactly which country” was responsible - it was not Cuba or China but another country “which the secretary of state and president do not want to confront.” Hmm guess which country https://t.co/VCGsp6CvoV

    Tue Oct 20 01:02:07 +0000 2020

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    axios.com 2020-10-13 23:19:58.126000+00:00
Axios Joel Rubin John Cusack Democratic Coalition Stef Kight Axios Resistbot
  • Axios
    Axios @axios

    BREAKING: Supreme Court denies Pennsylvania GOP request to limit mail-in voting https://t.co/4U49nrtaps

    Mon Oct 19 23:20:22 +0000 2020

  • Joel Rubin
    Joel Rubin @JoelMartinRubin

    REMINDER: The Supreme Court doesn't have to have 9 Justices to "settle" the 2020 election. When the court is deadlocked, the decision from the lower court remains in place w/o setting precedent. These 8 are doing just fine. https://t.co/6ED5GcILoO

    Mon Oct 19 23:50:32 +0000 2020

  • John Cusack
    John Cusack @johncusack

    This is a big deal Hold on tight and fight Supreme Court denies Pennsylvania GOP request to limit mail-in voting https://t.co/2L9hRN9nWL

    Mon Oct 19 23:36:42 +0000 2020

  • Democratic Coalition
    Democratic Coalition @TheDemCoalition

    In a major win for Dems against GOP voter suppression, more votes will be counted and more people in PA will be able to participate in their democracy - and the GOP hates that! Visit https://t.co/IeeKm4ySlq to make a plan to vote. #MarchToThePollsForJoe https://t.co/hXXoy3bhvi

    Tue Oct 20 01:17:53 +0000 2020

  • Stef Kight
    Stef Kight @StefWKight

    Big deal: SCOTUS denied a request from PA's GOP to keep the deadline for mail-in ballots on Election Day. Thanks to the court's 4-4 deadlock, ballots arriving several days after can be counted https://t.co/2hJ8cnN5Dc

    Mon Oct 19 23:25:08 +0000 2020

  • Axios
    Axios @axios

    It's a major win for Democrats that could decide the fate of thousands of ballots in a crucial swing state that President Trump won in 2016. https://t.co/4U49nrtaps

    Mon Oct 19 23:21:43 +0000 2020

  • Resistbot
    Resistbot @resistbot

    “The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request from Pennsylvania's Republican Party to shorten the deadlines for mail-in ballots in the state. Thanks to the court's 4-4 deadlock, ballots can be counted for several days after Election Day.” https://t.co/v7WW8jVpeW

    Mon Oct 19 23:24:39 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Trump’s Labor Secretary Is a Wrecking Ball Aimed at Workers Trump’s Labor Secretary Is a Wrecking Ball Aimed at Workers – As Election Day looms, Eugene Scalia, a cunning lawyer committed to dismantling regulation, is weakening one employee protection after another.

   newyorker.com 2020-10-26 00:00:00+00:00
Timothy Noah Elizabeth Warren Citizens for Ethics Robert Reich The New Yorker Fight For 15 Lainna Fader 🦋 Katrina vandenHeuvel Eric Klinenberg CWA (Text Nov3 to 69866)
  • Timothy Noah
    Timothy Noah @TimothyNoah1

    Excellent New Yorker profile of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia, who has quietly been dismantling all sorts of worker protections, not just those concerning Covid. https://t.co/mBO63iu5LM

    Mon Oct 19 19:12:02 +0000 2020

  • Elizabeth Warren
    Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren

    Corporate lawyer @SecGeneScalia came to @USDOL hell-bent on gutting every pro-worker policy, rule, or program he could get his hands on for his past & future clients. Workers have died from COVID & Scalia deliberately undermined his agency & its mission. https://t.co/j2C9vQHwAi

    Tue Oct 20 00:45:32 +0000 2020

  • Citizens for Ethics
    Citizens for Ethics @CREWcrew

    As an attorney, Eugene Scalia spent decades helping corporations gut or evade government regulations, including worker protections. Now, he is Trump's labor secretary. Because of course he is. https://t.co/sBwrt5Vlkg

    Mon Oct 19 23:00:44 +0000 2020

  • Robert Reich
    Robert Reich @RBReich

    I knew much of this. Still, hard for me to stomach. https://t.co/mnXHtYAoHw

    Mon Oct 19 19:44:59 +0000 2020

  • The New Yorker
    The New Yorker @NewYorker

    [email protected] profiles Eugene Scalia, the Secretary of Labor and son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who has overseen the rewriting of dozens of rules that were put in place to protect workers. https://t.co/bnB68IHIzj

    Mon Oct 19 19:02:00 +0000 2020

  • Fight For 15
    Fight For 15 @fightfor15

    “The Secretary of Labor has, in effect, become the Secretary of Employers.” ⁦ Great story by @EyalPresson the war Trump's @SecGeneScalia has been waging on workers that has undoubtedly resulted in lives lost. #FightFor15 https://t.co/aUUtHw06tt

    Mon Oct 19 14:38:17 +0000 2020

  • Lainna Fader 🦋
    Lainna Fader 🦋 @lainnafader

    Trump’s Labor Secretary is a wrecking ball aimed at workers: https://t.co/dSqsoDQEO7 profile of Eugene Scalia and his dismantling of labor protections in this week's @newyorker

    Mon Oct 19 16:58:26 +0000 2020

  • Katrina vandenHeuvel
    Katrina vandenHeuvel @KatrinaNation

    Important read. Former @thenation intern Eyal Press on the deregulatory blitz that will be tough to wind back...Trump’s Labor Secretary (Yes, a Scalia) Is a Wrecking Ball Aimed at Workers - https://t.co/VoLeeu9QnP via @NewYorker

    Mon Oct 19 13:58:08 +0000 2020

  • Eric Klinenberg
    Eric Klinenberg @EricKlinenberg

    Want to know what Trump has really done for America's workers, and what his administration would do if they get a second term? Read this essential reporting on Eugene Scalia and the @USDOL from @EyalPress in @NewYorker https://t.co/k7v7bvKj9A

    Mon Oct 19 14:28:09 +0000 2020

  • CWA (Text Nov3 to 69866)
    CWA (Text Nov3 to 69866) @CWAUnion

    Trump's Labor Secretary is a cunning lawyer committed to dismantling regulation & he's weakening one employee protection after another. #1u Even if Joe Biden wins, the damage will likely take years to reverse. https://t.co/y48c3M4iXE

    Mon Oct 19 17:35:57 +0000 2020

  •  Who else is talking about this

Current Status: Supreme Court allows 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballot counting Supreme Court allows 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballot counting – The justices divided 4-4, an outcome that upholds a state Supreme Court ruling that allowed election officials to receive and count ballots until Nov. 6.

   nbcnews.com 2020-10-20 01:36:05+00:00
Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 Geoff Bennett Geet Jeswani Andy Ostroy Rick Smith
  • Jon Cooper 🇺🇸
    Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 @joncoopertweets

    The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count ballots received up to 3 days after the election, rejecting a GOP plea. The justices divided 4-4, a ruling that upholds a state court ruling that allowed election officials to count ballots until Nov. 6. https://t.co/3UpB8ydKiC

    Tue Oct 20 00:22:27 +0000 2020

  • Geoff Bennett
    Geoff Bennett @GeoffRBennett

    NEW: Supreme Court allows 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballot counting https://t.co/6J0IFxdFL7

    Mon Oct 19 23:44:57 +0000 2020

  • Geet Jeswani
    Geet Jeswani @TweetingGeet

    The SCOTUS decision means that Pennsylvania ballots postmarked before polls close (or lacking a clear postmark) can count if they arrive up to 3 days after Election Day. https://t.co/Zx9B20KqGJ

    Tue Oct 20 00:52:41 +0000 2020

  • Andy Ostroy
    Andy Ostroy @AndyOstroy

    @realDonaldTrump .#SupremeCourt hands you HUGE DEFEAT in PA case. Have a nice flight home! https://t.co/IAQWbcVgAa

    Tue Oct 20 00:00:51 +0000 2020

  • Rick Smith
    Rick Smith @RickSmithShow

    Waiting for @realDonaldTrump to attack John Roberts in Roberts last chance to matter in court decisions. https://t.co/YeUb1PATR8

    Tue Oct 20 00:10:28 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Trump and Biden will have mics cut during opponent’s answers in final debate Trump and Biden will have mics cut during opponent’s answers in final debate – Last month’s debate was marred by frequent interruptions by the president.

     nbcnews.com 2020-10-20 01:16:00+00:00
Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 Robert Geller
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    Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 @joncoopertweets

    Trump and Joe Biden will have their microphones cut off during Thursday’s final presidential debate while their opponent delivers initial two-minute answers to each debate topic, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced. I bet Trump is pissed!! https://t.co/S1KtjgfIjV

    Tue Oct 20 01:24:55 +0000 2020

  • Robert Geller
    Robert Geller @rjgeller

    米国大統領候補者最終討論会は日本時間金曜日(23日)午前10時より。各コーナーの冒頭で両候補者は割り込みなしで2分間で話すことができる(相手のミクはオフ)。 私の「予報」: マイクがオフであってもバイデン候補が話している時にトランプ候補は大声で頻繁にヤジする。 https://t.co/596Sd9ltiA

    Tue Oct 20 01:37:53 +0000 2020

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Current Status: CDC to passengers and workers: Wear a mask when you are on a plane, train, bus or other public transit CDC to passengers and workers: Wear a mask when you are on a plane, train, bus or other public transit – The guidance was issued following pressure from the airline industry and amid surging cases of coronavirus in the United States and strong evidence on the effectiveness of masks in curbing transmission, according to CDC officials.

   washingtonpost.com 2020-10-19 21:00:43.279000+00:00
Bill Kristol Jim Roberts Apoorva Mandavilli
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    Bill Kristol @BillKristol

    “The White House has made its hostility to common sense CDC guidelines, including their mask requirement, a central part of their message.” https://t.co/nXxDEmAUpJ

    Tue Oct 20 00:26:21 +0000 2020

  • Jim Roberts
    Jim Roberts @nycjim

    After Trump blocked a mandatory mask order for everyone using planes, trains and other public transportation, the CDC issues a “recommendation” for mask use. https://t.co/ci8rZV0bTD

    Tue Oct 20 00:19:39 +0000 2020

  • Apoorva Mandavilli
    Apoorva Mandavilli @apoorva_nyc

    Is the CDC slowly coming back? This is guidance that was previously blocked https://t.co/YJJFMzIGBE

    Tue Oct 20 02:14:36 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Republican Voters Take a Radical Conspiracy Theory Mainstream Republican Voters Take a Radical Conspiracy Theory Mainstream – QAnon, with encouragement from the president himself, has moved from online message boards to political rallies and congressional campaigns.

   nytimes.com 2020-10-19 19:45:02+00:00
Steadman™ The New York Times
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    Steadman™ @AsteadWesley

    its important to see qanon for what it is: not just a baseless conspiracy theory but a vague belief set meant to delegtimize small d democratic institutions and big d Democrats as an equal partner in democracy https://t.co/TTbfzAZ4NX

    Mon Oct 19 20:38:40 +0000 2020

  • The New York Times
    The New York Times @nytimes

    The false conspiracies spread by the QAnon movement have migrated from the fringes of the internet to infiltrate congressional campaigns, Republican politics and President Trump’s re-election effort. https://t.co/XEo4P9zbkf

    Mon Oct 19 22:30:09 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Texas can reject mail-in ballots over mismatched signatures without giving voters a chance to appeal, court rules Texas can reject mail-in ballots over mismatched signatures without giving voters a chance to appeal, court rules – A federal judge had ordered the state to give voters a chance to resolve signature questions in time for their ballots to be counted. Now that won't happen unless counties do it voluntarily.

     texastribune.org 2020-10-19 19:32:40+00:00
Kyle Griffin

Current Status: U.S. charges Russian military hackers with attacking American companies, targeting foreign elections U.S. charges Russian military hackers with attacking American companies, targeting foreign elections – Court documents call the attacks, which also targeted electrical power systems, the "most destructive" use of malware.

   nbcnews.com 2020-10-19 17:53:00+00:00
Kevin Collier

Current Status: Trump attacks ‘Fauci and all these idiots,’ says public is tired of pandemic, public health restrictions as infection rates rise Trump attacks ‘Fauci and all these idiots,’ says public is tired of pandemic, public health restrictions as infection rates rise – The president argued that the American people were no longer interested in taking precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, even as the number of confirmed cases has been rising in a…

     washingtonpost.com 2020-10-19 17:04:49+00:00
Dan Rather Grant Stern Richard Stengel Michael Barbaro Mike Madden Michael Barbaro Barton Gellman Will Saletan Mark Poloncarz
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    Dan Rather @DanRather

    Every headline at this point about Donald Trump could be subtitled: “Unbelievable, But Totally Believable.” https://t.co/fp9HLSPPDg

    Mon Oct 19 20:33:57 +0000 2020

  • Grant Stern
    Grant Stern @grantstern

    Trump is still livid that Dr. Fauci has a great approval rating and his is garbage because he’s a pathological liar, narcissist and thief. So his campaign’s closing argument is attacking Dr. Fauci, promoting Russian propaganda and slandering the Bidens. https://t.co/uxpgT8FAtc

    Mon Oct 19 19:08:47 +0000 2020

  • Richard Stengel
    Richard Stengel @stengel

    I personally don’t think Trump’s attack will hurt Fauci’s presidential campaign. #Vote https://t.co/BPggSjGjUs

    Tue Oct 20 01:23:37 +0000 2020

  • Michael Barbaro
    Michael Barbaro @mikiebarb

    Good lord: https://t.co/eaPYiGk2z6

    Mon Oct 19 19:07:39 +0000 2020

  • Mike Madden
    Mike Madden @MikeMadden

    “Trump aides said they had hoped the last-minute call with staffers would not become a story about the coronavirus.” https://t.co/QU9PIRMC16

    Tue Oct 20 01:44:31 +0000 2020

  • Michael Barbaro
    Michael Barbaro @mikiebarb

    “People are tired of covid. I have the biggest rallies I’ve ever had. And we have covid. People are saying, ‘Whatever — just leave us alone." -- The President of The United States, Donald Trump https://t.co/eaPYiGk2z6

    Mon Oct 19 19:08:49 +0000 2020

  • Barton Gellman
    Barton Gellman @bartongellman

    Outstanding use of understatement. "Trump’s message Monday — that Fauci is an “idiot” and people are “tired” of the virus — is not the message advisers have suggested he deliver." https://t.co/nDZfhyM9Yn

    Mon Oct 19 19:38:10 +0000 2020

  • Will Saletan
    Will Saletan @saletan

    More accounts. These reporters, apparently, were directly on the call. @QuintForgey: https://t.co/WMXeqLlujF @fran_chambers: https://t.co/Mg5iY1AlV5 @_DanMangan: https://t.co/3uUBqHkZCp @MarioDParker: https://t.co/Uz8g5Uy8vi @michaelscherer/@jdawsey1: https://t.co/oSxLof9NHU

    Mon Oct 19 17:29:13 +0000 2020

  • Mark Poloncarz
    Mark Poloncarz @markpoloncarz

    In the middle of a global pandemic where cases are exploding in Europe and growing here, the president's "closing" argument is the nation's most respected infectious disease expert who served 5 other presidents is an "idiot." Please #Vote #BidenHarris https://t.co/nfLgqhfeM5

    Tue Oct 20 00:31:06 +0000 2020

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