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Biden signals to aides that he would serve only a single term

Advisers weigh the merits of a one-term pledge by the 77-year-old former vice president.

     politico.com  2019-12-11 00:00:00+00:00
Who's talking about this:  Ryan LizzaKate BedingfieldSaagar EnjetiPOLITICOAdam Serwer🍝David AxelrodSteadman™Carrie Budoff BrownChris CillizzaKara Swisher
  • Ryan Lizza
    Ryan Lizza @RyanLizza

    Top Biden adviser: “He’s going into this thinking, ‘I want to find a running mate I can turn things over to after four years but if that’s not possible or doesn’t happen then I’ll run for re-election.’ But he’s not going to publicly make a 1-term pledge.” https://t.co/tAUxKBh4o1

    Wed Dec 11 12:58:49 +0000 2019

  • Kate Bedingfield
    Kate Bedingfield @KBeds

    Lots of chatter out there on this so just want to be crystal clear: this is not a conversation our campaign is having and not something VP Biden is thinking about. https://t.co/mXNEnX6GrU

    Wed Dec 11 16:01:09 +0000 2019

  • Saagar Enjeti
    Saagar Enjeti @esaagar

    Biden signals to aides that he would serve only a single term https://t.co/u5flK2bxWE

    Wed Dec 11 13:03:11 +0000 2019

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    According to four people who regularly talk to Biden, it is virtually inconceivable that he would run for re-election in 2024 https://t.co/qJ0OWgsLKT

    Wed Dec 11 14:01:31 +0000 2019

  • Adam Serwer🍝
    Adam Serwer🍝 @AdamSerwer

    If Biden doesn’t really want to be president he can always drop out and endorse someone else. This is some extreme beltway pundititis https://t.co/P44xt4KdPD

    Wed Dec 11 14:31:16 +0000 2019

  • David Axelrod
    David Axelrod @davidaxelrod

    Isn’t this sort of self-evident? It will, however, make his choice of a VP even more meaningful should @JoeBiden become the nominee. https://t.co/AFQGe6Py55

    Wed Dec 11 15:29:42 +0000 2019

  • Steadman™
    Steadman™ @AsteadWesley

    The people supporting Biden already see him as an emergency Trump fix and steadying hand during crisis, so I'm not sure this is as indicting as some might think https://t.co/PbiGkpa3iI

    Wed Dec 11 14:26:39 +0000 2019

  • Carrie Budoff Brown
    Carrie Budoff Brown @cbudoffbrown

    New @RyanLizza scoop: It is virtually inconceivable that he would run for re-election in 2024, when he would be the first octogenarian president, according to four people who regularly talk to Biden. https://t.co/TRyPvozmsS via @politico

    Wed Dec 11 10:22:45 +0000 2019

  • Chris Cillizza
    Chris Cillizza @CillizzaCNN

    “If Biden is elected,” a prominent adviser to the campaign said, “he’s going to be 82 years old in four years and he won’t be running for reelection.” https://t.co/jPXuY3XiH2

    Wed Dec 11 10:45:02 +0000 2019

  • Kara Swisher
    Kara Swisher @karaswisher

    Scoop from ⁦@RyanLizza⁩! Biden signals to aides that he would serve only a single term https://t.co/0uziH44AXE

    Wed Dec 11 14:56:22 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Barr thinks FBI may have acted in bad faith in probing Trump campaign Barr thinks FBI may have acted in bad faith in probing Trump campaign – "I think our nation was turned on its head for three years based on a bogus narrative," the attorney general said in an exclusive interview with Pete Williams.

     nbcnews.com 2019-12-10 17:16:00+00:00
Byron York Donald Trump Jr. Tom Fitton Tom Winter Shimon Prokupecz Amy Siskind 🏳️‍🌈 Citizens for Ethics Rita Panahi Claude Taylor Tim O'Brien
  • Byron York
    Byron York @ByronYork

    Horowitz fallout. AG Bill Barr to NBC: 'I think our nation was turned on its head for three years based on a completely bogus narrative that was largely fanned and hyped by a completely irresponsible press.' https://t.co/qsAB2inu19

    Tue Dec 10 17:49:45 +0000 2019

  • Donald Trump Jr.
    Donald Trump Jr. @DonaldJTrumpJr

    He's 100% right to think that. Does anyone actually believe Comey, Strozk, etc etc acted in good faith towards @realdonaldtrump? Barr thinks FBI may have acted in bad faith in probing Trump campaign https://t.co/tV5dPwRE6y via @nbcnews

    Tue Dec 10 19:06:44 +0000 2019

  • Tom Fitton
    Tom Fitton @TomFitton

    But the biggest outrage, Barr said, is that the FBI's "case collapsed after the election and they never told the court and they kept on getting these renewals." And don't forget the seditious baton was handed off to Mueller operation....https://t.co/roLRQ5S9hu

    Tue Dec 10 21:06:22 +0000 2019

  • Tom Winter
    Tom Winter @Tom_Winter

    BREAKING / NBC News: Regarding the Russia probe AG William Barr told @PeteWilliamsNBC "I think our nation was turned on its head for three years based on a completely bogus narrative that was largely fanned and hyped by a completely irresponsible press," https://t.co/PjSWvJF04B https://t.co/2yCMhJwVeD

    Tue Dec 10 17:24:43 +0000 2019

  • Shimon Prokupecz
    Shimon Prokupecz @ShimonPro

    William Barr said he still believes the FBI may have operated out of "bad faith" when it investigated whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, and he contends that the FBI acted improperly by continuing the investigation after Trump took office. https://t.co/zSguzXKMaN

    Tue Dec 10 17:28:21 +0000 2019

  • Amy Siskind 🏳️‍🌈
    Amy Siskind 🏳️‍🌈 @Amy_Siskind

    Something is really, really off here: “Barr said he still believes the FBI may have operated out of "bad faith" when it investigated whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, and he contends the FBI acted improperly by continuing the investigation.” https://t.co/GebpME7Md5

    Tue Dec 10 18:16:37 +0000 2019

  • Citizens for Ethics
    Citizens for Ethics @CREWcrew

    If Barr wants to talk about "bad faith" in the Russia investigation, we could talk about his misleading summary of the Mueller Report. But honestly, the 34 indictments, 7 guilty pleas and convictions of Paul Manafort and Roger Stone speak for themselves. https://t.co/z6nlv3j7bn

    Tue Dec 10 19:39:49 +0000 2019

  • Rita Panahi
    Rita Panahi @RitaPanahi

    Barr: “Our nation was turned on its head for three years based on a completely bogus narrative that was largely fanned and hyped by a completely irresponsible press.” https://t.co/72CQ3g22HU

    Wed Dec 11 05:23:25 +0000 2019

  • Claude Taylor
    Claude Taylor @TrueFactsStated

    Barr is a fascist. https://t.co/V9OrJ4MlHS

    Tue Dec 10 17:57:46 +0000 2019

  • Tim O'Brien
    Tim O'Brien @TimOBrien

    Barr's criticism of the FBI's conduct in the Russia investigation "is bound to stoke further debate about whether the attorney general is acting in good faith, or as a political hatchet man for Trump." No debate: political hatchet man. https://t.co/D9T0C0M5GV

    Tue Dec 10 21:28:36 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Mike Bloomberg to donate $10 million to House Democrats targeted by GOP Mike Bloomberg to donate $10 million to House Democrats targeted by GOP – The presidential candidate adds to his spending spree by helping House members under siege from Republicans for supporting impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

      washingtonpost.com 2019-12-11 11:00:00+00:00
Neera Tanden Robert Costa Christina Ginn John Wagner Seung Min Kim howard wolfson Post Politics michaelscherer
  • Neera Tanden
    Neera Tanden @neeratanden

    Thank God. GOP aligned groups are spending millions against Dems on impeachment and it’s going to take a toll. Mike Bloomberg to donate $10 million to House Democrats targeted by GOP - The Washington Post https://t.co/CT4jsScwkE

    Wed Dec 11 12:26:02 +0000 2019

  • Robert Costa
    Robert Costa @costareports

    Mike Bloomberg to donate $10 million to House Democrats targeted by GOP... https://t.co/sF2cpAVTde

    Wed Dec 11 13:22:18 +0000 2019

  • Christina Ginn
    Christina Ginn @NBChristinaGinn

    Mike Bloomberg to donate $10 million to House Democrats targeted by GOP - The Washington Post https://t.co/zKbfSBvrGU

    Wed Dec 11 11:04:42 +0000 2019

  • John Wagner
    John Wagner @WPJohnWagner

    Spreading his wealth, Mike Bloomberg donates $10 million to House Democrats at risk due to impeachment proceedings—and reminds the party of the power of his wallet, via @michaelscherer. https://t.co/tRqQSVIkpn

    Wed Dec 11 13:02:42 +0000 2019

  • Seung Min Kim
    Seung Min Kim @seungminkim

    Bloomberg is kicking in $10 million to defend vulnerable House Democrats on impeachment, via @michaelscherer https://t.co/KUK3M1xWnC

    Wed Dec 11 13:10:24 +0000 2019

  • howard wolfson
    howard wolfson @howiewolf

    https://t.co/yS6VFrOZ1E

    Wed Dec 11 11:03:03 +0000 2019

  • Post Politics
    Post Politics @postpolitics

    Mike Bloomberg donates $10 million to at-risk House Democrats https://t.co/dv7jtlPH7t

    Wed Dec 11 11:00:50 +0000 2019

  • michaelscherer
    michaelscherer @michaelscherer

    Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg will donate $10 million Thursday to defend vulnerable Democratic House members against paid Republican impeachment attacks https://t.co/SVs53d8aHZ

    Wed Dec 11 11:02:01 +0000 2019

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Current Status: This Is What Racism Sounds Like in the Banking Industry This Is What Racism Sounds Like in the Banking Industry – A JPMorgan employee and a customer secretly recorded their conversations with bank employees.

      nytimes.com 2019-12-11 10:00:38+00:00
Kimberly Atkins David Enrich Emily Flitter b-boy bouiebaisse Soraya Nadia McDonald Emily Flitter Emily Flitter Mara Gay Eugene Scott adam harris
  • Kimberly Atkins
    Kimberly Atkins @KimberlyEAtkins

    What a financial advisor’s boss told him about a prospective client - a black woman who won a nearly $400k wrongful death settlement for her son: “You’re not investing a dime for this lady...This is not money she respects. She didn’t earn it.” No words. https://t.co/UaISIDrSdg

    Wed Dec 11 12:06:37 +0000 2019

  • David Enrich
    David Enrich @davidenrich

    It is no surprise that racism remains baked into the US banking system. It is a big surprise to hear how some @jpmorgan staff speak to black colleagues and customers. We got secret audio recordings. Listen for yourself. by @FlitterOnFraud https://t.co/f6B1mwKzbe

    Wed Dec 11 12:22:11 +0000 2019

  • Emily Flitter
    Emily Flitter @FlitterOnFraud

    Discrimination happens at banks, though most of the time they have no trouble denying it. A JPMorgan employee and a customer, both of whom are black, secretly recorded their interactions. Listen for yourself https://t.co/pRejzIfEgi

    Wed Dec 11 12:50:51 +0000 2019

  • b-boy bouiebaisse
    b-boy bouiebaisse @jbouie

    explicit discrimination is still a common occurrence https://t.co/AATL02xOIb

    Wed Dec 11 12:55:20 +0000 2019

  • Soraya Nadia McDonald
    Soraya Nadia McDonald @SorayaMcDonald

    A month ago, 60 Minutes ran an absolutely GLOWING profile of Jamie Dimon and the work JPMC was doing in Detroit. My spidey senses started tingling. That profile was practically a press release. Now I have a feeling JPMC wanted to get ahead of this: https://t.co/5iaPnLEt7V

    Wed Dec 11 14:44:37 +0000 2019

  • Emily Flitter
    Emily Flitter @FlitterOnFraud

    As you read this story in which a JPMorgan employee says, referring to a black woman, that her money "isn't money she respects" because "she didn't earn it," remember: There are also things in it that are more subtle, yet still very real examples of bias https://t.co/pRejzIfEgi

    Wed Dec 11 14:52:55 +0000 2019

  • Emily Flitter
    Emily Flitter @FlitterOnFraud

    Jimmy Kennedy, a millionaire, wanted to be a JPMorgan private client. What was the holdup? “You’re bigger than the average person, period. And you’re also an African-American. We’re in Arizona,” an employee told him. https://t.co/pRejzIfEgi

    Wed Dec 11 13:32:55 +0000 2019

  • Mara Gay
    Mara Gay @MaraGay

    Imagine being gaslighted every day https://t.co/uNR3AaW4lC

    Wed Dec 11 12:33:26 +0000 2019

  • Eugene Scott
    Eugene Scott @Eugene_Scott

    “You’re bigger than the average person, period. And you’re also an African-American. We’re in Arizona. I don’t have to tell you about what the demographics are in Arizona. They don’t see people like you a lot.” https://t.co/fhf2MpLK8q

    Wed Dec 11 12:27:06 +0000 2019

  • adam harris
    adam harris @AdamHSays

    "You’ve got somebody who’s coming from Section 8, never had a nickel to spend, and now she’s got $400,000... What do you think’s going to happen with that money? It’s gone.” This is what racism looks like in the banking industry: https://t.co/YJWlxEMVpH

    Wed Dec 11 11:46:11 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Betsy DeVos Overruled Education Dept. Findings On Defrauded Student Borrowers Betsy DeVos Overruled Education Dept. Findings On Defrauded Student Borrowers – The education secretary says many students who were defrauded by for-profit colleges don't deserve full relief from their loans. Department memos show career staff arguing the opposite.

      npr.org 2019-12-11 10:00:00+00:00
NPR Howard Dean Seth D. Michaels Morning Edition Brianna Wu Cory Turner Don Moynihan Peter Greene Tara Siegel Bernard StudentDebtCrisis
  • NPR
    NPR @NPR

    Internal memos obtained by NPR show career staff at the Education Department recommended full debt relief for student borrowers who were defrauded by some for-profit colleges. Then Secretary Betsy DeVos stepped in. https://t.co/B03swoAMxU

    Wed Dec 11 13:06:06 +0000 2019

  • Howard Dean
    Howard Dean @GovHowardDean

    Betsy DeVos Overruled Education Department Findings On Defrauded Students : NPR https://t.co/g8Ey4VCpYR

    Wed Dec 11 12:27:44 +0000 2019

  • Seth D. Michaels
    Seth D. Michaels @sethdmichaels

    much like the Mulvaney CFPB, the DeVos Dept of Ed is actively interested in making sure that the scammed stay scammed and the scammers stay rich: https://t.co/1ObW6h9pi0

    Wed Dec 11 15:22:15 +0000 2019

  • Morning Edition
    Morning Edition @MorningEdition

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says many students who were defrauded by for-profit colleges don't deserve full relief from their loans. https://t.co/vALbVAwb4K

    Wed Dec 11 13:45:00 +0000 2019

  • Brianna Wu
    Brianna Wu @BriannaWu

    It’s no surprise that Betsy DeVos is on the side of corrupt for-profit colleges rather than the students they defrauded. She has no business in the Department of Education, and like many Trump appointees, is only there to protect the interests of the 1%. https://t.co/UI4z06JyUx

    Wed Dec 11 15:36:44 +0000 2019

  • Cory Turner
    Cory Turner @NPRCoryTurner

    200,000+ students who say they were defrauded by for-profit colleges have been waiting... For Ed Dept. to decide: Should their debts be completely erased? Ed Sec. Betsy DeVos says No. Internal Dept. memos show why staff clearly said Yes. @MorningEdition https://t.co/8fccWRZ4JP https://t.co/cSSV0JdC8W

    Wed Dec 11 11:06:28 +0000 2019

  • Don Moynihan
    Don Moynihan @donmoyn

    The DeVos position is both that she will not regulate fly-by-night higher ed institutions, and students are liable for being ripped off by those institutions. https://t.co/jw0LpQGOMr https://t.co/w59nSbsPBM

    Wed Dec 11 15:10:25 +0000 2019

  • Peter Greene
    Peter Greene @palan57

    Betsy DeVos Overruled Education Dept. Findings On Defrauded Student Borrowers https://t.co/0x9KmKg8QV

    Wed Dec 11 14:23:01 +0000 2019

  • Tara Siegel Bernard
    Tara Siegel Bernard @tarasbernard

    “Employers will not touch me," says a borrower quoted in a memo dated Oct. 24, 2016. "After graduating I posted a resume online. I did not receive any responses until I removed [the school's name] from my resume." https://t.co/p08sVF55bm

    Wed Dec 11 14:24:26 +0000 2019

  • StudentDebtCrisis
    StudentDebtCrisis @DebtCrisisOrg

    BREAKING: Internal Education Department @usedgov memos obtained by @NPR @NPRCoryTurner show that staff in the Borrower Defense Unit came down firmly on the side of defrauded borrowers - @BetsyDeVos disagreed. https://t.co/R0l8YibnId

    Wed Dec 11 16:18:25 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Trump lashes out at FBI director in wake of Justice Department inspector general’s report Trump lashes out at FBI director in wake of Justice Department inspector general’s report – The president took issue with Christopher Wray’s response to the report examining the bureau’s investigation of Trump’s 2016 campaign.

      washingtonpost.com 2019-12-11 00:45:00+00:00
Mark Follman Jeff Flake Barb McQuade The Washington Post Josh Dawsey Rick Tyler Matt Zapotosky Charlie Sykes Andrew deGrandpre
  • Mark Follman
    Mark Follman @markfollman

    A Justice Department investigation based on **1 million documents and more than 170 interviews** has now proven there was no ‘deep state’ conspiracy against Trump. His response? Keep lying and attack his own handpicked FBI director. #ClearAndPresentDanger https://t.co/sw9W80ekLt

    Tue Dec 10 14:17:28 +0000 2019

  • Jeff Flake
    Jeff Flake @JeffFlake

    Kudos to Chris Wray for standing up for the FBI, and for eschewing conspiracy theories https://t.co/jUD9yjUhq3

    Wed Dec 11 00:19:09 +0000 2019

  • Barb McQuade
    Barb McQuade @BarbMcQuade

    Trump blasts Wray for acknowledging that Russia investigation had an “authorized purpose” and “adequate factual predication.” Wray also says there’s no evidence that Ukraine interfered in 2016 election. He’ll never pass the loyalty pledge that way. https://t.co/XordMBMper

    Wed Dec 11 00:30:34 +0000 2019

  • The Washington Post
    The Washington Post @washingtonpost

    Trump lashes out at FBI director in wake of Justice Department inspector general’s report rebutting conservatives' claims of bias https://t.co/ymjIYnfRyY

    Tue Dec 10 12:51:39 +0000 2019

  • Josh Dawsey
    Josh Dawsey @jdawsey1

    Trump lashes out at his FBI director. He has long distrusted Chris Wray, who has not tried to ingratiate himself with Trump or spend much time with him & has made clear he doesn’t care about his anger. Still, POTUS unlikely to fire him. Our latest: https://t.co/11k7yCoISH

    Wed Dec 11 01:06:27 +0000 2019

  • Rick Tyler
    Rick Tyler @rickwtyler

    The IG report would have been reported as a severe rebuke of the FBI’s omissions and errors in the Carter Page FISA applications. Instead, it is a lashing repudiation of a multitude of specious conspiracies put forth by ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩. https://t.co/Hirna0WDgf

    Tue Dec 10 13:23:00 +0000 2019

  • Matt Zapotosky
    Matt Zapotosky @mattzap

    Trump tweet aside, 4 people close to POTUS say they’re skeptical he’ll fire Wray. Wray knows Trump could “any time he wants, but he doesn’t care to please Trump,” per Wray ally, who says Wray was “trying to send a message to the building with his comments” https://t.co/J6nkcKHa1Y

    Wed Dec 11 00:23:00 +0000 2019

  • Charlie Sykes
    Charlie Sykes @SykesCharlie

    This is going well. https://t.co/GI4FRQUCGD

    Tue Dec 10 13:12:26 +0000 2019

  • Andrew deGrandpre
    Andrew deGrandpre @adegrandpre

    Wray “obviously knows Trump can fire him at any time he wants, but he doesn’t care to please Trump,” said an ally who regularly speaks to him. Wray was “trying to send a message to the building w/ his comments yesterday. He knew exactly what he was doing.” https://t.co/7kSgLSWqOr

    Wed Dec 11 03:10:44 +0000 2019

  •  Who else is talking about this
      thehill.com 2019-12-11 00:17:08+00:00
Bill Kristol Sherrilyn Ifill Grant Stern The Hill The Hill The Hill The Hill Jennifer N. Victor The Hill The Hill
  • Bill Kristol
    Bill Kristol @BillKristol

    “...the latest instance of Democrats trying to pass election-related legislation...Democrats have also tried to pass legislation that would bolster the US election infrastructure and require campaigns to report any offers of foreign assistance to the FBI.” https://t.co/1wTMTjy9Z0

    Wed Dec 11 12:56:35 +0000 2019

  • Sherrilyn Ifill
    Sherrilyn Ifill @Sifill_LDF

    This bill is a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Republican Senator Marco Rubio, and Dem. Senator Chris Van Hollen. But still blocked from a Senate vote by the GOP. https://t.co/deocmgug7I

    Wed Dec 11 12:44:23 +0000 2019

  • Grant Stern
    Grant Stern @grantstern

    High-ranking Senate Republican says the bipartisan legislation he BLOCKED that is meant to deter Russia from attacking our elections—again—is actually an attack on..... wait for it......... Trump and Republicans. Now, why is that? #WednesdayMotivation https://t.co/9uWyO3hh3y

    Wed Dec 11 15:16:42 +0000 2019

  • The Hill
    The Hill @thehill

    JUST IN: GOP senator blocks bill aimed at preventing Russia election meddling https://t.co/uebbIgidaB https://t.co/yaCKB7hIzN

    Wed Dec 11 00:25:03 +0000 2019

  • The Hill
    The Hill @thehill

    GOP senator blocks bill aimed at preventing Russia election meddling https://t.co/736j4YcRPr https://t.co/tH5hVR7RCJ

    Wed Dec 11 11:04:07 +0000 2019

  • The Hill
    The Hill @thehill

    GOP senator blocks bill aimed at preventing Russia election meddling https://t.co/MbwZqbZaiO https://t.co/QaOkshI5XB

    Wed Dec 11 02:34:04 +0000 2019

  • The Hill
    The Hill @thehill

    GOP senator blocks bill aimed at preventing Russia election meddling https://t.co/Uv10ZPZRkJ https://t.co/0pSY1Up7Xc

    Wed Dec 11 01:34:06 +0000 2019

  • Jennifer N. Victor
    Jennifer N. Victor @jennifernvictor

    One major U.S. party thinks foreign interference in elections should be curtailed and punished. The other thinks doing so is biased against their candidate. 🤔 🤨 https://t.co/k4vScNXdv3

    Wed Dec 11 16:00:10 +0000 2019

  • The Hill
    The Hill @thehill

    GOP senator blocks bill aimed at preventing Russia election meddling https://t.co/OonAIIFos9 https://t.co/BJFIoWTT2E

    Wed Dec 11 07:30:08 +0000 2019

  • The Hill
    The Hill @thehill

    GOP senator blocks bill aimed at preventing Russia election meddling https://t.co/bj1EZrH081 https://t.co/NHkjIPnqeC

    Wed Dec 11 03:37:06 +0000 2019

  •  Who else is talking about this

Current Status: A day of history accentuates America’s divide and the distortions of truth in the Trump era A day of history accentuates America’s divide and the distortions of truth in the Trump era – With partisan lines hardening and with President Trump showing no signs of slackening from his attacks on political opponents, the tensions enveloping the country will go on at least until the next election and probably longer.

      washingtonpost.com 2019-12-10 23:42:54+00:00
Jennifer Rubin Tim O'Brien Philip Rucker Cathleen Decker Richard Stengel Brian Stelter Jennifer Jacobs
  • Jennifer Rubin
    Jennifer Rubin @JRubinBlogger

    only one side is distorting the truth, as the piece points out https://t.co/IDM8Efx9z7

    Wed Dec 11 00:44:38 +0000 2019

  • Tim O'Brien
    Tim O'Brien @TimOBrien

    Facts and reality in the Trump era: “That is what baffles me and pains me deeply, to see people just contort themselves and to do the type of gymnastics it takes to justify this behavior and just the willingness to play for an audience of one.” https://t.co/IE4PM1ityP

    Wed Dec 11 12:35:51 +0000 2019

  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    NEW —> A day of history accentuates America’s divide and the distortions of truth in the Trump era My latest with @danbalz on what this momentous day in Washington reveals about the state of the nation and its politics https://t.co/7TSt4KA2ro

    Wed Dec 11 00:42:35 +0000 2019

  • Cathleen Decker
    Cathleen Decker @cathleendecker

    A day of history accentuates America’s divide and the distortions of truth in the Trump era @danbalz @PhilipRucker https://t.co/wkK7pJP67v

    Wed Dec 11 00:53:39 +0000 2019

  • Richard Stengel
    Richard Stengel @stengel

    A historic day for a historically corrupt and dangerous president of the United States. The best advice I ever got in government was, When in doubt, do the right thing. Impeachment is the right thing to do. https://t.co/ws0MNhBZNs

    Wed Dec 11 12:45:05 +0000 2019

  • Brian Stelter
    Brian Stelter @brianstelter

    Judd Gregg: “This impeachment process is just significantly increasing the antagonism on both sides, and I don't see it going anywhere. It's not settling the matter out. It's doing the opposite. It's driving larger & more divisive wedges into the process." https://t.co/7fUXFtgNfB

    Wed Dec 11 02:25:11 +0000 2019

  • Jennifer Jacobs
    Jennifer Jacobs @JenniferJJacobs

    “Democrats’ march to impeach Trump and the president’s continuing war with the FBI over the origins of the Russia investigation more clearly characterized the strained state of the nation and the rising prominence of distorting facts for political gain.” https://t.co/IBNv4cdHRc

    Wed Dec 11 13:01:04 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Federal judge blocks use of billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build border wall Federal judge blocks use of billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build border wall – A federal judge in Texas blocked the Trump administration from using billions of dollars in Pentagon funds for the construction of the border wall.

    cnn.com 2019-12-10 23:11:31+00:00
Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 CNN Laurence Tribe CNN Politics Ian Bassin VoteVets CNN Politics Chris Van Hollen
  • Jon Cooper 🇺🇸
    Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 @joncoopertweets

    BREAKING: Federal judge blocks use of billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build Trump’s border wall https://t.co/0y7L3pB7z0

    Wed Dec 11 00:11:50 +0000 2019

  • CNN
    CNN @CNN

    A federal judge in Texas blocked the Trump administration from using billions of dollars in Pentagon funds for the construction of the border wall https://t.co/KE2VLb8FnA

    Tue Dec 10 23:29:26 +0000 2019

  • Laurence Tribe
    Laurence Tribe @tribelaw

    A district court victory in our El Paso case against Trump’s unlawful wall project https://t.co/5bJdPzs0o9

    Wed Dec 11 01:02:32 +0000 2019

  • CNN Politics
    CNN Politics @CNNPolitics

    JUST IN: Federal judge blocks use of billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build border wall https://t.co/y3ljSaIBjM https://t.co/5f6RdXkipI

    Tue Dec 10 23:21:03 +0000 2019

  • Ian Bassin
    Ian Bassin @ianbassin

    We just won two(!) injunctions against Trump in two days: Mon: stopped rule making it harder to become citizen. https://t.co/PSnT5OAlEm Tues: Stopped Trump from using emergency powers to override Congress on border wall. https://t.co/wjGFdpu5I5 Not a bad week @protctdemocracy

    Wed Dec 11 00:00:23 +0000 2019

  • VoteVets
    VoteVets @votevets

    Judge David Briones of the US District Court for the Western District of Texas said that the administration cannot use military construction funds to build additional barriers on the southern border. https://t.co/GA0FVuwWBG

    Wed Dec 11 04:41:51 +0000 2019

  • CNN Politics
    CNN Politics @CNNPolitics

    Federal judge blocks use of billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build border wall https://t.co/cDqNInt5HX https://t.co/YnBhT7y42d

    Wed Dec 11 04:35:04 +0000 2019

  • Chris Van Hollen
    Chris Van Hollen @ChrisVanHollen

    An important victory for the rule of law. Trump clearly exceeded his authority when he raided funds appropriated by Congress for military construction projects—including 3 in Maryland—to spend on his border wall (yes, the one he said Mexico would pay for). https://t.co/jOHXO6Y2zI

    Wed Dec 11 01:50:06 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Trump ‘Ignored and Injured’ the National Interest, Democrats Charge in Impeachment Articles Trump ‘Ignored and Injured’ the National Interest, Democrats Charge in Impeachment Articles – Democratic leaders unveiled articles of impeachment charging President Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

    nytimes.com 2019-12-10 13:51:48+00:00
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  • Eric Lipton
    Eric Lipton @EricLiptonNYT

    I) Abuse of power II) Obstruction of Congress https://t.co/Ci5GdT9udf

    Tue Dec 10 14:22:10 +0000 2019

  • CAP Action
    CAP Action @CAPAction

    This is what upholding your oath of office looks like. House Democrats are holding Trump accountable for his impeachable abuses of power and attacks on our Constitution. Republicans: It's time to choose. Trump or our democracy? #ArticlesOfImpeachment https://t.co/10w8SIRwZ3

    Tue Dec 10 18:48:00 +0000 2019

  • Deb Haaland
    Deb Haaland @Deb4CongressNM

    We must defend the integrity of our democracy. Moreover, no one in America is above the law; let alone the President. And the law should be enforced on a President's actions just like anyone else. That's about accountability as much as anything else. https://t.co/FHRe858wct

    Tue Dec 10 21:19:56 +0000 2019

  • Warren Davidson
    Warren Davidson @WarrenDavidson

    America was told there was bribery. Just like the endless Russia narratives, the #resist crowd can’t prove their claims. There is no impeachable offense, just a relentless partisan effort to stop ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩. https://t.co/ieTfZNKWeK via @NYTimes

    Tue Dec 10 20:19:04 +0000 2019

  • Common Cause
    Common Cause @CommonCause

    The House has announced two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. https://t.co/kbifMGTKum

    Tue Dec 10 14:49:31 +0000 2019

  • Randi Weingarten
    Randi Weingarten @rweingarten

    This is an important moment for our country. Presidents are not above the law. Trump's abuse of power and obstruction are impeachable offenses. https://t.co/f0C85RlGuH

    Wed Dec 11 05:03:50 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Why Democrats sidelined Mueller in impeachment articles Why Democrats sidelined Mueller in impeachment articles – The decision divided leadership and the rank and file — but the caucus ultimately felt it was the best move for political, legal and practical reasons.

    politico.com 2019-12-10 00:00:00+00:00
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  • Maddow Blog
    Maddow Blog @MaddowBlog

    "That report will spell out what Democrats allege is a “pattern” of impeachable conduct by Trump, beginning with his efforts to obstruct Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election." https://t.co/owXGJjjcTL

    Wed Dec 11 02:36:25 +0000 2019

  • Kyle Cheney
    Kyle Cheney @kyledcheney

    NEW: Democrats’ decision to sideline Mueller in their articles of impeachment was threefold: anxious moderates, opposition from Schiff/Pelosi and a concern that ongoing litigation could damage the effort. w/ @BresPolitico @heatherscope https://t.co/QNsg9Hk5Nh

    Tue Dec 10 23:27:28 +0000 2019

  • Andrew Desiderio
    Andrew Desiderio @AndrewDesiderio

    Fascinating new details on how a separate Mueller/obstruction of justice article of impeachment was axed: Nadler made the case FOR it as a separate article; Hoyer/Clyburn backed him up. SCHIFF dissented. Via @BresPolitico @heatherscope @kyledcheney https://t.co/CSrt3GtgOs https://t.co/8ArhAgrdHk

    Tue Dec 10 23:37:16 +0000 2019

  • Grant Stern
    Grant Stern @grantstern

    It’s a tough call, but with the #TrumpRussia evidence still tied up in court, it’s the right move for Congress to proceed with the strongest, most obvious case for removal that we have at hand. https://t.co/qzlTMnQc4e

    Wed Dec 11 03:22:36 +0000 2019

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    House Democrats avoided Mueller in their articles of impeachment. The decision divided leadership and the rank and file — but the caucus ultimately felt it was the best move. https://t.co/VxFEBFshKW

    Wed Dec 11 10:00:42 +0000 2019

  • Kyle Cheney
    Kyle Cheney @kyledcheney

    Moderates set the tone in a Dec. 2 call with Pelosi, who then called an emergency leadership meeting two days later where Nadler laid out case to impeach on obstruction of justice. Hoyer/Clyburn backed him up but Schiff opposed. https://t.co/QNsg9Hk5Nh

    Tue Dec 10 23:27:29 +0000 2019

  • Kyle Cheney
    Kyle Cheney @kyledcheney

    Meanwhile, some House lawyers worried multiple Mueller-related lawsuits would complicate the impeachment trial in the Senate. Ukraine scandal had no such legal entanglements. https://t.co/QNsg9Hk5Nh

    Tue Dec 10 23:27:29 +0000 2019

  • Susan Glasser
    Susan Glasser @sbg1

    'Mueller is the Old Testament of Trump scandals...' https://t.co/nrF0yd5w1Z via @politico

    Tue Dec 10 23:31:33 +0000 2019

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    The decision divided leadership and the rank-and-file — but the caucus ultimately felt it was the best move for political, legal and practical reasons https://t.co/VxFEBFshKW

    Wed Dec 11 00:10:03 +0000 2019

  • Chris Cillizza
    Chris Cillizza @CillizzaCNN

    "In short, Mueller is the Old Testament of Trump scandals, Ukraine is the New Testament." https://t.co/OVZzEaZL7A

    Wed Dec 11 11:59:04 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year – The 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden Thunberg is the magazine's youngest choice ever to be named Person of the Year.

   nbcnews.com 2019-12-11 13:53:00+00:00
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  • Maya Wiley
    Maya Wiley @mayawiley

    Well deserves and inspiring! But as my daughters remind me, the parents helped create the problem & we meed to be the solution too: “Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year” https://t.co/eAimZhEj1q

    Wed Dec 11 12:58:36 +0000 2019

  • Sheldon Whitehouse
    Sheldon Whitehouse @SenWhitehouse

    In her courage, in her cold relentlessness, and as a symbol of a generation up in arms, Greta deserves it. And it means nothing if we don’t act. Fossil fuel liars, get out of the way!! https://t.co/c9wrHoRbax

    Wed Dec 11 14:00:44 +0000 2019

  • SurfersAgainstSewage
    SurfersAgainstSewage @sascampaigns

    Amazing! Congrats @GretaThunberg. 🙌🙌 #TIMEPersonoftheYear2019 Thanks Greta for inspiring people of all generations to rise up and protect our planet with the #FridaysForFuture movement. 🌍 https://t.co/d1OqyaULTR

    Wed Dec 11 12:53:43 +0000 2019

  • Patricia Campos Mello
    Patricia Campos Mello @camposmello

    Viva a pirralha !!! Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year https://t.co/gRr0EqjlnN via @nbcnews

    Wed Dec 11 13:30:13 +0000 2019

  • NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
    NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt @NBCNightlyNews

    JUST IN: Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year https://t.co/mGVP7obqEG

    Wed Dec 11 12:50:00 +0000 2019

  • NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
    NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt @NBCNightlyNews

    Greta Thunberg "became the biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the planet this year, coming from essentially nowhere to lead a worldwide movement," Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said on the @TODAYshow. https://t.co/mGVP7obqEG

    Wed Dec 11 15:00:00 +0000 2019

  • jamiaw
    jamiaw @jamiaw

    Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year https://t.co/UTRj12UqPz via @NBCNews

    Wed Dec 11 13:28:29 +0000 2019

  • Moms Clean Air Force #ClimateAction 🆘
    Moms Clean Air Force #ClimateAction 🆘 @CleanAirMoms

    BREAKING 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 congrats Greta! 👏 👏 👏 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ @GretaThunberg #fridaysforfuture #schoolstrike4climate #ClimateStrike https://t.co/G2zJaHPprn

    Wed Dec 11 12:51:26 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Jersey City Shooting: Suspect Published Anti-Semitic Posts, Official Says Jersey City Shooting: Suspect Published Anti-Semitic Posts, Official Says – The firefight that left six people dead is believed to have been motivated by anti-Semitic and anti-police sentiments, an official said.

   nytimes.com 2019-12-11 12:53:10+00:00
Shannon Watts andy lassner Michael Del Moro Jennifer Rubin The New York Times Mia Farrow Batya Ungar-Sargon Ali Watkins Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 Bari Weiss
  • Shannon Watts
    Shannon Watts @shannonrwatts

    BREAKING: One of the suspects in the Jersey City mass shooting had published anti-Semitic and anti-police posts online; officials now believe the kosher market was targeted. https://t.co/K6Lpeh3RgQ

    Wed Dec 11 15:36:55 +0000 2019

  • andy lassner
    andy lassner @andylassner

    Jersey City Shooting: Suspect Published Anti-Semitic Posts, Official Says - The New York Times https://t.co/1xXxHKyJu5

    Wed Dec 11 14:22:36 +0000 2019

  • Michael Del Moro
    Michael Del Moro @MikeDelMoro

    NYT: Jersey City shooting suspect “published anti-Semitic and anti-police posts online and investigators believe the attack was motivated by those sentiments” https://t.co/g5DsefSH95

    Wed Dec 11 14:03:08 +0000 2019

  • Jennifer Rubin
    Jennifer Rubin @JRubinBlogger

    More Jews murdered. What a grotesque time in which we live https://t.co/XB0dny9PCj

    Wed Dec 11 15:35:20 +0000 2019

  • The New York Times
    The New York Times @nytimes

    A suspect in the Jersey City shooting that killed 6 people had written anti-Semitic posts before targeting a kosher market, an official said https://t.co/wxLO0kBz7v

    Wed Dec 11 14:29:21 +0000 2019

  • Mia Farrow
    Mia Farrow @MiaFarrow

    The 2 shooters in Jersey City, N.J. left six dead. They targeted the kosher supermarket where the carnage took place. . Investigators found anti- Semitic and anti-police posts online https://t.co/06P4VF0Yf0 via @NYTimes

    Wed Dec 11 14:26:21 +0000 2019

  • Batya Ungar-Sargon
    Batya Ungar-Sargon @bungarsargon

    Oh no... A suspect involved in the Jersey City shooting published anti-Semitic and anti-police posts online. Per @nytimes, "investigators believe the attack was motivated by those sentiments." https://t.co/wgRTTDudy9

    Wed Dec 11 14:10:21 +0000 2019

  • Ali Watkins
    Ali Watkins @AliWatkins

    New from me & @migold this morning: one of the shooters in yesterday's Jersey City rampage published anti-police and anti-Semitic posts online: https://t.co/HvRuDn8Nx4

    Wed Dec 11 14:02:50 +0000 2019

  • Jon Cooper 🇺🇸
    Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 @joncoopertweets

    Jersey City Terrorist Shooting at Kosher Market: Suspect Published Anti-Semitic Posts, Official Says https://t.co/asxzyqU793

    Wed Dec 11 14:50:07 +0000 2019

  • Bari Weiss
    Bari Weiss @bariweiss

    Investigators later found a live pipe bomb inside the van, the official said. https://t.co/IHCfJZUIz5

    Wed Dec 11 14:06:51 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Trump assaults facts to survive impeachment Trump assaults facts to survive impeachment – Donald Trump is looking to survive impeachment the same way he built his powerful presidency -- by assaulting facts and seeking to expand the limitations of the office he is accused of abusing.

   cnn.com 2019-12-11 05:16:37+00:00
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  • CNN
    CNN @CNN

    On the day that Democrats proposed two articles of impeachment against him, President Trump and his courtiers laid down a fresh fog to obscure the evidence that incriminates him | Analysis by @stcollinson https://t.co/KU2y2TxogP

    Wed Dec 11 07:07:35 +0000 2019

  • CNN Politics
    CNN Politics @CNNPolitics

    Trump assaults facts to survive impeachment | Analysis https://t.co/n9lAw3FnS4 https://t.co/esRbrhexcu

    Wed Dec 11 12:36:13 +0000 2019

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Current Status: House Democrats unveil two articles of impeachment against Trump; White House predicts ‘full exoneration’ in GOP-led Senate House Democrats unveil two articles of impeachment against Trump; White House predicts ‘full exoneration’ in GOP-led Senate – The articles focus on abuse of power and obstructing Congress. The president called impeachment “Political Madness.”

     washingtonpost.com 2019-12-11 02:34:00+00:00
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Current Status: Federal judge blocks Trump plan to spend $3.6 billion in military funds on border wall Federal judge blocks Trump plan to spend $3.6 billion in military funds on border wall – The ruling deals a blow to the president’s pledge to complete 450 miles of new barriers by the end of 2020.

   washingtonpost.com 2019-12-11 00:53:00+00:00
Kyle Griffin The Washington Post Beto O'Rourke Rep. Nydia Velazquez Nick Miroff (((DeanObeidallah))) Rick Tyler RAICES Rep. Pramila Jayapal Sean Patrick Maloney
  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    A federal judge in El Paso has blocked the Trump admin's plan to pay for border barrier construction with $3.6 billion in military funds, ruling that the admin does not have the authority to divert money appropriated by Congress for a different purpose. https://t.co/lvIwvhQl1B

    Wed Dec 11 00:00:22 +0000 2019

  • The Washington Post
    The Washington Post @washingtonpost

    Judge in Texas blocks Trump’s plan to build border wall using military funds https://t.co/YVPvsyBg7F

    Tue Dec 10 23:33:36 +0000 2019

  • Beto O'Rourke
    Beto O'Rourke @BetoORourke

    Victory for rule of law and a more humane border. Thousands of migrants and asylum seekers have died as militarization and walls push them to ever more hostile stretches of the U.S.-MX border. https://t.co/8ykRTfKYYQ

    Wed Dec 11 01:48:11 +0000 2019

  • Rep. Nydia Velazquez
    Rep. Nydia Velazquez @NydiaVelazquez

    BREAKING: federal courts just blocked @realDonaldTrump’s plan to steal military construction money from #PuertoRico and elsewhere to fund his border wall. Diverting this money would have made #PR less safe, while usurping Congress’ power of the purse. https://t.co/7Bl8zh8A7S

    Wed Dec 11 01:32:25 +0000 2019

  • Nick Miroff
    Nick Miroff @NickMiroff

    BREAKING a federal judge in El Paso has blocked the Trump administration's plan to spend $3.6 billion in diverted military funds for border wall construction, a decision that leaves 175 miles of planned barriers with no $$$ https://t.co/jMp53IBK8H

    Tue Dec 10 23:34:41 +0000 2019

  • (((DeanObeidallah)))
    (((DeanObeidallah))) @DeanObeidallah

    Federal judge blocks Trump plan to spend $3.6 billion in military funds on border wall https://t.co/bGtSHblIGi

    Wed Dec 11 03:40:52 +0000 2019

  • Rick Tyler
    Rick Tyler @rickwtyler

    Trump will even cheat the military out of $3.6 billion - The Washington Post https://t.co/rfMDyFc2aP

    Tue Dec 10 23:53:51 +0000 2019

  • RAICES
    RAICES @RAICESTEXAS

    Great news! Trump loses his battle in court to try to build his useless wall at the southern border. Now let’s push for Congress to stop funding more militarization at the border, stop funding CBP and ICE. Let’s push for bridges, not walls. https://t.co/wUiTXeDxjO

    Wed Dec 11 04:45:48 +0000 2019

  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal
    Rep. Pramila Jayapal @RepJayapal

    Memo to the Trump Administration: You cannot circumvent Congress & the rule of law. Taking money from military service members & disaster relief funds to fund a vanity project is wrong and the mark of a spoiled King. https://t.co/VHUlGM5E1Y

    Wed Dec 11 01:11:11 +0000 2019

  • Sean Patrick Maloney
    Sean Patrick Maloney @RepSeanMaloney

    In this country, Congress alone controls govt spending. And let me tell you - we did NOT give Trump the go-ahead to spend taxpayer money on a campaign promise. This was the right call. https://t.co/DHzEbOHJ0x

    Wed Dec 11 12:45:00 +0000 2019

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