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Fauci: ’I’m going to be saving lives and they're going to be lying’

Anthony Fauci said claims he lied about certain research funding in the Wuhan lab smacked of contempt for science.

    politico.com  2021-11-28 00:00:00+00:00

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Current Status: Capitol attack: Schiff says Mark Meadows contempt decision imminent Capitol attack: Schiff says Mark Meadows contempt decision imminent – House panel investigating Trump supporters’ deadly riot but former White House chief of staff has not co-operated

     theguardian.com 2021-11-28 17:00:43+00:00

Current Status: Intelligence analysts "didn't understand Donald Trump, how far he would go" Intelligence analysts "didn't understand Donald Trump, how far he would go" – In this daily series, Newsweek explores the steps that led to the January 6 Capitol Riot.

     newsweek.com 2021-11-28 10:00:01+00:00
Newsweek

Current Status: If Merrick Garland Doesn’t Charge Trump and His Coup Plotters, Our Democracy Is Toast If Merrick Garland Doesn’t Charge Trump and His Coup Plotters, Our Democracy Is Toast – The AG trying to restore norms, but so far he’s let the people who shattered them get away without consequence.

   thedailybeast.com 2021-11-28 01:14:10.433000+00:00
Edward Luce Mike Sington
  • Edward Luce
    Edward Luce @EdwardGLuce

    "Time's running out. There is every reason to fear that Trump and the coup plotters will not be held accountable." I share @djrothkopf's rising anger at Merrick Garland's dilatory, half-hearted, all-the-time-in-the-world attempts to defend US democracy. https://t.co/ZcB3lY3pAK

    Sun Nov 28 14:24:24 +0000 2021

  • Mike Sington
    Mike Sington @MikeSington

    The Attorney General Merrick Garland MUST charge Trump and his coup plotters. https://t.co/r46gSrwBRf

    Sun Nov 28 14:42:39 +0000 2021

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Current Status: Seeking Backers for New Fund, Jared Kushner Turns to Middle East Seeking Backers for New Fund, Jared Kushner Turns to Middle East – Former President Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law is trying to raise capital for his investment firm and is turning to a region that he dealt with extensively while in the White House.

   nytimes.com 2021-11-26 23:12:28+00:00
Tommy Vietor Noah Bookbinder Judd Legum Sherrilyn Ifill Steve Silberman Khalid Aljabri, MD د.خالد الجبري Don Moynihan Molly Jong-Fast Jonathan Lemire Josh Rogin
  • Tommy Vietor
    Tommy Vietor @TVietor08

    Jared Kushner wanted to cosplay as Secretary of State in hopes of getting a kickback from gulf autocrats on the back end. So far, Qatar thinks he's too dumb for their money, but the Saudis owe him a kickback for the bone saw coverup. https://t.co/N1p8Whm9Yy

    Sat Nov 27 13:59:00 +0000 2021

  • Noah Bookbinder
    Noah Bookbinder @NoahBookbinder

    As a senior advisor to then-president Donald Trump, Jared Kushner focused on the Middle East, developing close ties there. Now he is attempting to raise billions from Middle Eastern states for his investment fund, raising all manner of ethics issues. https://t.co/fHBl6w0Ntx

    Sat Nov 27 01:13:08 +0000 2021

  • Judd Legum
    Judd Legum @JuddLegum

    It was glaringly obvious that Kushner’s primary interest at the White House was setting up future business deals https://t.co/uAVjE5wFdM

    Sat Nov 27 00:57:28 +0000 2021

  • Sherrilyn Ifill
    Sherrilyn Ifill @Sifill_LDF

    So these guys don’t even have to wait a year? What is this? Help me out here @waltshaub. What am I missing? Seeking Backers for New Fund, Jared Kushner Turns to Middle East https://t.co/yeQ9gwVDD5 https://t.co/3MKcjk5lDM

    Sat Nov 27 15:05:59 +0000 2021

  • Steve Silberman
    Steve Silberman @stevesilberman

    Alternate headline: "Kushner and Mnuchin Team Up with the Architects of the 9/11 Attacks and the Murderers of Jamal Khashoggi in Latest Get-Rich-Quick Plan" https://t.co/6atMSKE5Bd

    Sat Nov 27 16:59:12 +0000 2021

  • Khalid Aljabri, MD د.خالد الجبري
    Khalid Aljabri, MD د.خالد الجبري @JabriMD

    The Qataris and Emiratis declined to invest in Kushner’s firm, but “the Saudis are more interested… over what could prove to be a sizable investment ”. Unlike MBS, the Qataris and Emiratis don’t have a standing invoice for “murder coverup” services. https://t.co/8dHn88vmLk

    Sat Nov 27 14:46:52 +0000 2021

  • Don Moynihan
    Don Moynihan @donmoyn

    Government as a means of personal enrichment, not public service. Kushner began his government career selling real estate by promising big Chinese investors US visas. His current gig is shaking down Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds. https://t.co/kAswgBja59 https://t.co/vHmDkynS8V

    Sat Nov 27 15:18:52 +0000 2021

  • Molly Jong-Fast
    Molly Jong-Fast @MollyJongFast

    Jared continues on with his sketchy trajectory https://t.co/asYbxmA4GE

    Sat Nov 27 02:48:45 +0000 2021

  • Jonathan Lemire
    Jonathan Lemire @JonLemire

    Now, in a move that has raised eyebrows among diplomats, investors and ethics watchdogs, Mr. Kushner is trying to raise money from the Persian Gulf states for a new investment firm he has founded So far, he is having only mixed success https://t.co/I6wPD6CT29

    Sat Nov 27 15:43:55 +0000 2021

  • Josh Rogin
    Josh Rogin @joshrogin

    The Saudi kingdom’s $450 billion Public Investment Fund is negotiating with Jared Kushner over a sizable investment in his new investment firm. https://t.co/PLQhhJ2af0

    Sat Nov 27 15:27:59 +0000 2021

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Current Status: Michael Cohen: prosecutors could ‘indict Trump tomorrow’ if they wanted Michael Cohen: prosecutors could ‘indict Trump tomorrow’ if they wanted – New York investigation of Trump Organization is one of a number of sources of legal jeopardy for the former president

   theguardian.com 2021-11-28 17:01:13+00:00

Current Status: Rep. Lauren Boebert silent on criticism after she said Pete Buttigieg was trying to 'chest feed' at same event she implied Rep. Ilhan Omar was a terrorist Rep. Lauren Boebert silent on criticism after she said Pete Buttigieg was trying to 'chest feed' at same event she implied Rep. Ilhan Omar was a terrorist – Buttigieg and his husband in September announced that they had adopted twins. Buttigieg took parental leave, drawing backlash from right-wing figures.

     businessinsider.com 2021-11-28 16:25:45+00:00

Current Status: GOP becoming a cult of know-nothings GOP becoming a cult of know-nothings – The party is now in the process of carrying out purges of heretics who do not worship Trump or accept all the tenets of MAGA.

     thehill.com 2021-11-28 15:00:11+00:00

Current Status: NIH director: New Covid-19 variant 'ought to redouble' vaccination and mitigation efforts NIH director: New Covid-19 variant 'ought to redouble' vaccination and mitigation efforts – The director of the National Institutes of Health stressed Sunday that a newly emerged coronavirus variant "ought to redouble" vaccination efforts and other mitigation strategies, saying that while…

   cnn.com 2021-11-28 14:41:48+00:00

Current Status: Democratic frustration growing over stagnating voting rights bills Democratic frustration growing over stagnating voting rights bills – Frustration among Democrats and activists is growing over stagnating legislation on Capitol Hill meant to expand voting rights, an issue the party has said is a priority but has been unable to clinch…

   thehill.com 2021-11-28 13:00:08+00:00
The Hill
  • The Hill
    The Hill @thehill

    Republicans in Washington remain almost unanimously opposed to the voting rights expansions, leaving Democrats forced to confront their dwindling options and activists calling for bold reforms to Senate rules. https://t.co/p2VOuk3vXg

    Sun Nov 28 13:45:08 +0000 2021

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Current Status: Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight – WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there's no middle ground in Wednesday's showdown over abortion. The justices can either reaffirm the constitutional right to an abortion or…

   apnews.com 2021-11-28 12:08:42+00:00
The Associated Press Lauren McGaughy
  • The Associated Press
    The Associated Press @AP

    Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that declared a nationwide right to abortion, is facing its most serious challenge in 30 years in front of a court with a 6-3 conservative majority. Both sides tell the Supreme Court that there is no middle ground. https://t.co/uxKpH1PghX

    Sun Nov 28 15:49:15 +0000 2021

  • Lauren McGaughy
    Lauren McGaughy @lmcgaughy

    Roe v. Wade faces most serious challenge this week, as Supreme Court takes up Mississippi abortion law. https://t.co/5jPCrmIz6Y

    Sun Nov 28 16:02:06 +0000 2021

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Current Status: Michael Cohen says Trump won't pursue a 2024 White House bid, calls his 'Big Lie' fundraising appeals 'the greatest grift in US history' Michael Cohen says Trump won't pursue a 2024 White House bid, calls his 'Big Lie' fundraising appeals 'the greatest grift in US history' – "One of the things Trump has done is grift off of the 'Big Lie' that the election was stolen from him in 2020," Cohen said. "It was not stolen from him."

   businessinsider.com 2021-11-28 08:22:00+00:00

Current Status: Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show by Jonathan Karl review – a tyrant’s last stand Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show by Jonathan Karl review – a tyrant’s last stand – The ABC News correspondent offers a sobering glimpse of a man unfit to govern and the chaos wreaked by an ego unable to grasp its own ineptitude

   theguardian.com 2021-11-28 07:00:20+00:00
Jonathan Karl

Current Status: The Missouri auctioneer bidding it all for Trump's backing The Missouri auctioneer bidding it all for Trump's backing – Rep. Billy Long's been ride-or-die for the ex-president who can put him over the top in the Senate GOP primary. But he's got colorful competition.

   politico.com 2021-11-28 00:00:00+00:00
Burgess Everett POLITICO Marianne LeVine
  • Burgess Everett
    Burgess Everett @burgessev

    Meet Rep. Billy Long, the Missouri auctioneer trying to outbid his competition for Trump's support in critical GOP Senate primary "What I'm trying to impress upon him is that, you know, ‘you need to get involved in this race and put an end to it" https://t.co/17ktAJbB8k

    Sun Nov 28 15:27:19 +0000 2021

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Missouri Rep. Billy Long's been ride-or-die for the former president who can put him over the top in the Senate GOP primary. But he's got colorful competition https://t.co/8Bb8EagyYL

    Sun Nov 28 18:00:58 +0000 2021

  • Marianne LeVine
    Marianne LeVine @marianne_levine

    "'You're looking at the guy that was with you from Day One.' Never ever left. I mean, look at this tie." @burgessev talks to Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Billy Long about his push to get Trump's endorsement and win the GOP primary https://t.co/Ey0HaN6ZCD via @politico

    Sun Nov 28 17:07:15 +0000 2021

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Current Status: For Clarence Thomas, avowed critic of Roe v. Wade, Mississippi abortion case a moment long awaited For Clarence Thomas, avowed critic of Roe v. Wade, Mississippi abortion case a moment long awaited – The most conservative Supreme Court in decades on Wednesday will consider the state’s restrictive law, which opponents and advocates alike agree is almost impossible to square with precedent.

   washingtonpost.com 2021-11-27 23:57:44+00:00
Robert Barnes Peter Sagal Peter Baker Corentin Sellin Jacqueline Alemany
  • Robert Barnes
    Robert Barnes @scotusreporter

    For Clarence Thomas, decades-long critic of Roe v. Wade, Mississippi abortion case a moment long awaited https://t.co/cbDocrF47Q

    Sun Nov 28 14:31:45 +0000 2021

  • Peter Sagal
    Peter Sagal @petersagal

    Hahahahaha ha ha hah hah hah ha ha ha hah hah hah hah hah ha hah hah ho ho ho. Heh. “Justice Thomas has since the beginning had a practice of saying, ‘In an appropriate case, I’d reconsider all of American law,’ ” Garnett said, to laughter. https://t.co/yGwZnf25Wx

    Sun Nov 28 12:21:45 +0000 2021

  • Peter Baker
    Peter Baker @peterbakernyt

    For Clarence Thomas, a high-water mark -- after decades on the high court, he sits with more justices who agree with him than ever before and now has a chance to overturn Roe v Wade. ⁦@scotusreporter⁩ https://t.co/iUWBEAwyFG

    Sun Nov 28 14:22:51 +0000 2021

  • Corentin Sellin
    Corentin Sellin @CorentinSellin

    Il y a 30 ans, le Sénat avait confirmé de justesse Clarence Thomas, juge conservateur radical à la #CourSuprême malgré les accusations d'harcèlement sexuel d'Anita Hill. Depuis son influence n'a cessé de croître, surtout après le mandat de son ami #Trump https://t.co/SeIihM0kkD

    Sun Nov 28 09:39:51 +0000 2021

  • Jacqueline Alemany
    Jacqueline Alemany @JaxAlemany

    "Thomas’s influence has grown outside the courtroom as well. His former clerks — there are more than 125 of his “kids,” as Thomas calls them — held many high-ranking positions in the Trump admin... Ten have lifetime appointments in the federal judiciary." https://t.co/Yu3nrh8Qt2

    Sun Nov 28 12:12:26 +0000 2021

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Current Status: Analysis | Biden’s challenge, gamble and wish set the table for the 2022 elections Analysis | Biden’s challenge, gamble and wish set the table for the 2022 elections – Biden hasn’t received credit for what he’s accomplished and hasn’t done all he said he would. Now a new coronavirus variant adds uncertainty to the months ahead.

   washingtonpost.com 2021-11-27 15:20:32+00:00
The Washington Post