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There's a delusion in DC that Sinema isn't running for reelection


Tara Palmeri
There's delusion in Washington that Kyrsten Sinema isn't running for reelection -- she is. She's raising cash & was just feted at a fundraiser in Palm Beach by Steve Schwarzman.

Stephanie Ruhle
& in case you are not familiar with Schwarzman, he's a PE giant, a MAJOR beneficiary of the carried interest loophole Sinema protected

Stephanie Ruhle
Sinema went to Davos with a light schedule & a heavy fundraising game plan.

Sinema's making way too much money and getting way too much attention to give this job up. If she runs as an independent, she's basically handing the Senate seat to the Republican candidate , isn't she?

RIP Burt Bacharach

Bacharach said his favorite song was Alfie


John Ralston just said on MSNBC that there are over a 100,000 mail in ballots left to count in NV

He said this favors Dems and Culinary Union members voted by mail and this could hand the election to Cortez-Masto.

Norman Lear turned 100 years old recently and is tweeting

Producer of All in the Family, Good Times, One Day At A Time, The Jeffersons, Spinal Tap, Stand By Me, Princess Bride - Author of Even This I Get to Experience


Norman Lear

I was 9 years old when my dad was found to have committed fraud & was sent to prison for a few years. Alone in bed one night, my father away, I was playing with a crystal set radio and came across the vicious antisemitic voice of Father Coughlin railing against American Jews. 1/3

Iím confident that that horrifying moment resulted in my early enlistment in WWII and the 52 combat missions over Nazi Germany that followed. 2/3

Norman Lear

Today, having recently turned 100, I read Donald Trumpís appalling words about American Jews, and I am nine years old again. The phrase, a horseís ass, was an everyday expression when I was nine and it occurs to me again now. 3/3

We reject the free speech-trampling rules set by J.D. Vance and DeSantis for covering their rally


Letter from the editor :

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a likely presidential candidate in 2024, scheduled a trip to Ohio Friday to stump for Senate candidate J.D. Vance, and our reporters were not there because of ridiculous restrictions that DeSantis and Vance placed on anyone covering the event.

The worst of the rules was one prohibiting reporters from interviewing attendees not first approved by the organizers of the event for DeSantis and Vance. When we cover events, we talk to anyone we wish. Itís America, after all, the land of free speech. At least thatís America as it exists today. Maybe not the America that would exist under DeSantis and Vance.

Think about what they were doing here. They were staging an event to rally people to vote for Vance while instituting the kinds of policies youíd see in a fascist regime. A wannabe U.S. Senator, and maybe a wannabe president.

Another over-the-top rule was one reserving the right to receive copies of any video shot of the event for promotional use. Thatís never okay. News agencies are independent of the political process. We do not provide our work product to anyone for promotional use. To do so would put us in league with people we cover, destroying our credibility.


Trump executive Weisselberg to admit to 15 felonies tomorrow

By Ben Protess, William K. Rashbaum and Jonah E. Bromwich
Aug. 17, 2022
Updated 6:06 p.m. ET

Allen H. Weisselberg, who for decades was one of Donald J. Trumpís most trusted executives, has reached a deal to plead guilty on Thursday and admit to his role in a long-running tax scheme at the former presidentís family business ó a serious blow to the company that could imperil its chances in an upcoming trial on related charges.

The plea deal will allow Mr. Weisselberg, who was facing up to 15 years in prison, to spend as little as 100 days behind bars, according to people with knowledge of the matter. And it does not require Mr. Weisselberg, the Trump Organizationís longtime chief financial officer, to cooperate with the Manhattan district attorneyís office in its broader investigation into Mr. Trump, who has not been accused of wrongdoing.

But Mr. Weisselberg will have to admit to all 15 felonies he was charged with and if called as a witness at the companyís trial will have to testify about his role in a scheme to avoid paying taxes on lavish corporate perks, the people said. That requirement will put the Trump Organization at a disadvantage and make Mr. Weisselberg a central witness at the October trial, where the company will face many of the same charges.

Mr. Weisselberg will not implicate Mr. Trump or his family if he takes the stand in that trial, the people said.

The prosecutors also essentially accused him of conspiring with the Trump Organization, which he will have to acknowledge at his plea hearing on Thursday and at the trial if he is called as a witness.


Ben Rhodes just said on MSNBC that there's no way Trump declassified all those documents

He said there's a lot of protocol Trump would have to go through and there's no way he would have gotten this done on his way out the door. It doesn't matter one way or the other but confirms my suspicions.

The Senate just voted 95 to 1 to expand NATO w/ Finland & Sweden

Who was the holdout? Hawley.


Former Republicans and Democrats to form new third U.S. political party

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (Reuters) - Dozens of former Republican and Democratic officials will announce on Wednesday a new national political third party to appeal to millions of voters they say are dismayed with what they see as America's dysfunctional two-party system.

The new party, called Forward, will initially be co-chaired by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Christine Todd Whitman, the former Republican governor of New Jersey. They hope the party will become a viable alternative to the Republican and Democratic parties that dominate U.S. politics, founding members told Reuters.

Party leaders will hold a series of events in two dozen cities this autumn to roll out its platform and attract support. They will host an official launch in Houston on Sept. 24 and the party's first national convention in a major U.S. city next summer.

The merger involves the Renew America Movement, formed in 2021 by dozens of former officials in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Donald Trump; the Forward Party, founded by Yang, who left the Democratic Party in 2021 and became an independent; and the Serve America Movement, a group of Democrats, Republicans and independents founded by former Republican congressman David Jolly.

The party, which is centrist, has no specific policies yet. It will say at its Thursday launch: "How will we solve the big issues facing America? Not Left. Not Right. Forward."


Oh, ffs! This stuff only seems to hurt Democrats.

A "mystery rocket" crashed into the moon and NASA is baffled as to origin


A ďmystery rocketĒ crashed into the Moon earlier this year and NASA says none of Earthís space-faring nations have claimed it as theirs:

NASA has discovered the crash site of a "mystery rocket body" that collided with the Moon's surface earlier this year. The impact left behind a widespread "double crater," meaning it wasn't the average rocket.

However, since its crash landing, none of Earth's space-exploring nations have claimed responsibility for the mysterious projectile, leaving NASA scientists baffled as to who was behind its launch. New images shared on June 24 by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter show the unusual impact site.

"Surprisingly the crater is actually two craters, an eastern crater (18-meter diameter, about 19.5 yards) superimposed on a western crater (16-meter diameter, about 17.5 yards," NASA reported. "The double crater was unexpected...No other rocket body impacts on the Moon created double craters."

Astronomers anticipated the crash after spotting the unidentified rocket on a collision course with the Moon late last year. It finally hit on March 4 near the Hertzsprung crater, a "complex" impact crater on the far side of the Moon. NASA stated that the two large masses on each end of the rocket may have caused the craters, but noted that the impact marks are highly unusual. Spent rockets, according to NASA, tend to have a heavy motor at one end and a lighter empty fuel tank on the other, scientists say. The space agency did not offer any guesses on what the additional mass was.


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