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Defense bill could roll back Covid vaccine policy, top Dem says (Politico)

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 03:35

Politico:
Defense bill could roll back Covid vaccine policy, top Dem says  —  SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Final defense legislation set to be unveiled next week could undo the Pentagon's policy of kicking out troops for not taking the Covid vaccine, the Democratic chair of the House Armed Services Committee said Saturday.

White House rebukes Trump's suggestion to suspend Constitution over 2020 election (Washington Post)

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 02:50

Washington Post:
White House rebukes Trump's suggestion to suspend Constitution over 2020 election  —  The White House issued a stern rebuke on Saturday after former president Donald Trump suggested suspending the Constitution in his ongoing crusade to discredit the results of the 2020 election.

Chris Christie's niece kicked off New Orleans plane, injured 6 deputies, officials say (Gabriella Killett/New Orleans Times ...)

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 02:20

Gabriella Killett / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Chris Christie's niece kicked off New Orleans plane, injured 6 deputies, officials say  —  She asked passengers she perceived to be Latino if they were ‘smuggling cocaine’  —  After getting forced off an airplane, for asking passengers who appeared to her to be Latino whether they were drug mules …

Scientist who worked at Wuhan lab says COVID was man-made virus (Isabel Vincent/New York Post)

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 01:20

Isabel Vincent / New York Post:
Scientist who worked at Wuhan lab says COVID was man-made virus  —  A scientist who worked at a controversial research lab in China has claimed that COVID was a man-made virus that leaked from the facility, according to a report.  —  Andrew Huff, who worked for a New York-based non-profit …

Republicans Deploy The Buddy System To Save Herschel Walker (HuffPost)

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 01:15

HuffPost:
Republicans Deploy The Buddy System To Save Herschel Walker  —  Few candidates have gotten as much help on air and off as Senate nominee Walker, a first-time political contender known for his bizarre comments.  —  MACON, Ga. ― When Herschel Walker participates in nationally televised interviews …

As Macron Loses His Sheen at Home, Harmonious U.S. Visit Is 'Regenerative' (Roger Cohen/New York Times)

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 00:50

Roger Cohen / New York Times:
As Macron Loses His Sheen at Home, Harmonious U.S. Visit Is ‘Regenerative’  —  President Emmanuel Macron, dealing with a difficult start to his second term, can return to France feeling buoyed by a warm reception and unity on Ukraine.  —  NEW ORLEANS — Serenaded by a jazz band at the airport …

Georgia Senate runoff smashes early voting records - and attracts new voters (Sahil Kapur/NBC News)

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 00:50

Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Georgia Senate runoff smashes early voting records — and attracts new voters  —  ATLANTA — Georgia has set new records for early voting again as the two Senate candidates blitz the state ahead of Tuesday's runoff election.  And the contest is drawing new voters, too.

The Twenty-Seven Most Embarrassing Reactions to Taibbi Thread About Twitter Censoring Hunter Biden Tweets (Caleb Howe/Mediaite)

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 00:45

Caleb Howe / Mediaite:
The Twenty-Seven Most Embarrassing Reactions to Taibbi Thread About Twitter Censoring Hunter Biden Tweets  —  Construct Tweet: [Say formerly respected or once great, etc.] Matt Taibbi [call it PR or comms or like that] for the [world's richest man, the richest person in the world, so on].

Trump calls for the termination of the Constitution in Truth Social post (Kristen Holmes/CNN)

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 00:25

Kristen Holmes / CNN:
Trump calls for the termination of the Constitution in Truth Social post  —  Former President Donald Trump called for the termination of the Constitution to overturn the 2020 election and reinstate him to power Saturday in a continuation of his election denialism and pushing of fringe conspiracy theories.

Democratic governors riding high on election results as 2024 looms (Washington Post)

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 23:25

Washington Post:
Democratic governors riding high on election results as 2024 looms  —  The November midterms broadened the party's bench for potential presidential contenders, though none have said they would challenge Biden if he runs.  —  NEW ORLEANS — As Democratic governors descended on the Ritz-Carlton Hotel …

'I've never been hiding': Walker defends campaign ahead of Tuesday's runoff (Brittany Gibson/Politico)

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 23:25

Brittany Gibson / Politico:
'I've never been hiding': Walker defends campaign ahead of Tuesday's runoff  —  ATLANTA, Ga. — Herschel Walker defended his campaign strategy less than four days before the Georgia Senate runoff and denied that he has been avoiding questions from voters and mainstream news organizations …

Pentagon chief: US faces pivotal years in countering China (Tara Copp/Associated Press)

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 22:50

Tara Copp / Associated Press:
Pentagon chief: US faces pivotal years in countering China  —  The U.S. is at a pivotal point with China and will need military strength to ensure that American values, not Beijing's, set global norms in the 21st century, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Saturday.

Scoop: Senate plots pro-pot move for lame-duck (Sophia Cai/Axios)

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 22:45

Sophia Cai / Axios:
Scoop: Senate plots pro-pot move for lame-duck  —  A bipartisan group of senators plans to attach significant marijuana legislation to “must-pass” year-end bills, Axios has learned. … - In an email reviewed by Axios, the Justice Department said it would be able to implement the revised legislation.

Surging Twitter antisemitism unites fringe, encourages violence, officials say (Joseph Menn/Washington Post)

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 22:30

Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
Surging Twitter antisemitism unites fringe, encourages violence, officials say  —  Online comments often lead to real-world actions, social media experts warn  —  Current and former federal officials are warning that a surge in hate speech and disinformation about Jews on Twitter is uniting …

Revealed: UK has failed to resettle Afghans facing torture and death despite promise (The Guardian)

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 22:05

The Guardian:
Revealed: UK has failed to resettle Afghans facing torture and death despite promise  —  Those who risked their lives helping British government face a ‘toxic combination of incompetence and indifference’  —  Afghan nationals who were promised resettlement to the UK nearly a year ago …

Note to Readers - It's about to get weird in here. An appeal for your patience - Dear TK Readers: (Matt Taibbi/TK News)

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 06:45

Matt Taibbi / TK News:
Note to Readers  —  It's about to get weird in here.  An appeal for your patience  —  Dear TK Readers:  —  Very shortly, I'm going to begin posting a long thread of information on Twitter, at my account, @mtaibbi.  This material is likely to get a lot of attention.

In Georgia runoff, GOP worries about Walker, Trump and party's future (Washington Post)

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 06:05

Washington Post:
In Georgia runoff, GOP worries about Walker, Trump and party's future  —  Republicans have grown increasingly nervous about an election that reflects larger concerns  —  ATLANTA — Republicans have grown increasingly nervous about the final U.S. Senate election of the midterms …

New Polling Shows Democracy Mattered In The 2022 Midterms (Paul Blumenthal/HuffPost)

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 05:25

Paul Blumenthal / HuffPost:
New Polling Shows Democracy Mattered In The 2022 Midterms  —  The findings indicate that concerns about protecting democracy helped Democrats beat expectations in November's elections.  —  In his final speech before the Nov. 8 midterms — the first general election since the Jan. 6, 2021 …

Twitter Keeps Missing Its Advertising Targets as Woes Mount (New York Times)

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 03:25

New York Times:
Twitter Keeps Missing Its Advertising Targets as Woes Mount  —  Under Elon Musk, the company has cut its financial expectations as some advertisers request discounts and are offered incentives.  —  The World Cup has historically been a boon for Twitter, bringing in record traffic and an influx of advertising dollars.

Elon Brings One of America's Most Prominent Nazis Back to Twitter (Nikki McCann Ramirez/Rolling Stone)

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 03:00

Nikki McCann Ramirez / Rolling Stone:
Elon Brings One of America's Most Prominent Nazis Back to Twitter  —  The new Twitter owner told advertisers in October that the platform would not become a “free-for-all hellscape” once he was in charge.  About that...  The founder of the white supremacist website The Daily Stormer had been banned from Twitter since 2013.

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