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Breaking: Senate report criticizes FBI, DHS, Meta, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube, saying all are failing to respond adequately to the threats from domestic terrorism nbcnews.com/politics/natio… via @NBCNews
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Fm. Speaker Pelosi’s speech: “Last week, the American people spoke and their voices were raised in defense of liberty, of the rule of law and of democracy itself. With these elections, the people stood in the breach and repelled the assault on democracy” nytimes.com/2022/11/17/us/… twitter.com/nytimes/status…
Scrabble adds 500 new playable words, like 'vax,’ ‘deepfake’ and ‘Jedi.’ cnn.com/2022/11/16/us/…
“I am here to say to all of you here that Brazil is back in the world,” Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said at the #COP27 climate summit, his first trip outside Brazil since winning the presidential election in October. He vowed to protect the Amazon rainforest.nyti.ms/3hTgdZG
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Breaking News: Nancy Pelosi, the face of House Democrats for two decades and first woman speaker, will step down from party leadership. nyti.ms/3TJ60Mj
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Donald Trump running for President again? I was the one walking over broken glass at 4 a.m. after the Jan. 6th insurrection with pages carrying the mahogany boxes of electoral ballots. Democracy prevailed that day. We will not go backwards and descend into his chaos again.
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Three countries are home to more than half of the world’s tropical rainforests — Brazil, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Now, they're pledging to work together to establish a "funding mechanism" to help preserve them. nyti.ms/3UBfRoF
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Hobbs won with a coalition of 96% of Democrats, nearly two-thirds of independents and 11% of Republicans, according to data from the AP VoteCast survey of Arizona voters who participated in the midterm elections. wsj.com/articles/democ…
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Arizona votes to keep another election denier out of office nbcnews.com/politics/2022-…
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BREAKING: Democrat Katie Hobbs wins Arizona governor's race, NBC News projects. nbcnews.to/3O5LsMO
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This devastating new report from Brookings makes clear that the Fulton County, Georgia investigation into Trump’s election crimes has hit pay dirt and puts bright orange in Trump’s future wardrobe — whatever DOJ does brook.gs/3NsPKhd via @BrookingsInst
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In Opinion Donald Trump’s playbook of discrediting electoral results "is being exported and deployed beyond the United States and becoming a transnational threat to democracy," Natalia Viana, a Brazilian investigative journalist, writes in a guest essay. nyti.ms/3AerM3Y
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Election results represent vindication for Liz Cheney. At a time when Cheney has demanded that GOP renounce the Trumpian spirit of insurrectionism, defeated candidates include election-denying nominees for secretary of state in Arizona, Nevada & Michigan washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/…
NEW: In response to questions, Trump WH cos John Kelly details how Trump wanted IRS to investigate his enemies, including Comey and McCabe. Kelly believes he was able to talk Trump down from using IRS/DOJ while he was there. After he left, it happened. Why?nytimes.com/2022/11/13/us/… twitter.com/nytmike/status…
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Democrat Cisco Aguilar defeats Republican Jim Marchant, a prominent election denier, in Nevada's secretary of state race, @NBCNews projects. nbcnews.to/3hDVLvC
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CNN projects that Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D) has defeated Adam Laxalt (R), who falsely claimed the 2020 election was rigged and played a leading role in Trump’s efforts to overturn Biden's victory in the state. Democrats will hold the Senate.
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The Democrats showed how to beat Trump - and the mini-Trumps - with lessons for anti-populist parties everywhere. Latest column on US midterms, Brazil, Israel - and Brexit theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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Adrian Fontes (D) wins the election for Arizona Secretary of State, defeating election denier Mark Finchem (R), @NBCNews projects.
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CNN projects Mark Kelly defeats Blake Masters. Dems need one more seat to keep the majority
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If Republicans win the House by a handful of seats, the right-wing Supreme Court will have ushered them to victory. How? The GOP picked up seats in gerrymandered districts that only exist because SCOTUS suspended the ban on racial gerrymandering in the Voting Rights Act.
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We are going to see the GOP introduce a wave of new laws next year targeting young voters in general and students in particular. twitter.com/Victorshi2020/…
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The midterms showed American democracy won’t go down without a fight. Election deniers performed poorly at the ballot box this week. via ⁦@voxdotcomvox.com/policy-and-pol…
"In 36 House races that the Cook Political Report rated as tossups, Mr. Trump endorsed just five Republicans. Each one lost on Tuesday." 😳nytimes.com/2022/11/09/us/…t
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In all five states where abortion-related questions were on the ballot on Tuesday, voters chose to protect access to the procedure or reject further limits on it. It was a top issue for many voters nationwide, even across party lines. nyti.ms/3tl6Cx4
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.@iamwesmoore: “We cannot allow this idea of ‘who loves this country’ or ‘what does it mean to be a patriot’ to be dominated by a group, a individual, or a party whose definition of defending democracy is trying to tear it down.” on.msnbc.com/3UMY3a7
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NEW: Senior members of Twitter's privacy and security teams have exited the company, according to an internal company message obtained by @ABC News. abcn.ws/3UJv7iZ
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Voters in a series of critical battleground states rejected Republican candidates who have spread doubts about the 2020 election, blocking an effort to install allies of Donald Trump in positions with sweeping authority over elections. nyti.ms/3UmvFLT
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"The biggest surprise came in Republican-leaning Kentucky, where an antiabortion amendment was defeated, clearing a potential path for abortion access to be restored in a state with one of the country’s most restrictive bans." washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/…
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Before the next election, you might want to find a better way to poll anyone under the age of 30 since they would rather pick up a pinless grenade than a call from an unknown number.
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Election deniers losing badly tonight. Great news for American democracy.
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Don Davis, a Democratic state senator and Air Force veteran, won an open House seat in North Carolina. He defeated Sandy Smith, a Republican who called for "executions" after the 2020 election and had proudly said she marched to the Capitol on Jan. 6. nyti.ms/3Uol5nI
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BREAKING: Democrat John Fetterman wins U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania, NBC News projects. nbcnews.to/3UihhEy
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ProPublica tracks corporate contributions to election deniers. From GE to Boeing, here are some of the Fortune 500 companies that proclaimed that they were suspending donations — then resumed giving to the very politicians they had sworn off. propublica.org/article/compan…
Spanberger gives Democrats their first big win of the night, and a reason to hope for a less massive wave election for Republicans.
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Arizona House Speaker: Rusty Bowers (R–Mesa) [@speakerbowers], on people carrying guns around ballot drop boxes: "'It's intimidation…. If you take voting away and make it insecure, and you increase the violence, to me that's a fertile ground for fascism." news.yahoo.com/arizona-republ…
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Every time the “Big Lie” grows, the truth loses. My latest about the threats election vigilantes pose to democracy.👇democracydocket.com/opinion/electi…O
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Here's what's going on at Twitter right now: It's a nightmare. Employees are sounding the alarm about how it could make getting reliable information on this site during Tuesday's elections impossible.
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Millions of eligible voters live in “news deserts” — counties with no local newspaper — which could put them at higher risk of encountering election misinformation from less reliable sources. bit.ly/3WjZBJZ
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Hey voters, hiring election deniers to be Secretary of State, who oversee voting systems, is like hiring an accountant who doesn’t believe in math and numbers.
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This is exactly what Putin wants. If we’d had Republicans like this in the 1980s, we would have lost the Cold War.
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Wallsend in 1963 by Colin Jones. If you are a young photographer who is just starting out remember to photograph the ordinary things in life and photograph them well, eventually time will make those photographs extraordinary.
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Tell me again how extremist rhetoric doesn't incite threats and violence: FBI Warns of Broad Threat to New Jersey Synagogues, Urges Immediate Caution nbcnewyork.com/news/local/fbi… @FBI @NBCNews
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"This increasing habit of demonizing political opponents, of just yelling and thinking not just that, 'I disagree with someone' but that they are evil or wrong — that creates a dangerous climate," Barack Obama said after being heckled at a rally. nyti.ms/3WrlPtH
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Plans are being made to disqualify Trump in 2024 if he runs. Section 3 of the 14th Amendment provides the path for doing so whether or not he's criminally prosecuted for mounting an insurrection. Such prosecution isn't a prerequisite. politicususa.com/2022/11/03/pla…
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Last night I interviewed my friend and January 6 hero former Officer Mike Fanone for his book Hold The Line. WATCH the interview here and please buy the book! m.youtube.com/watch?v=tfA_RR…
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New - My column on what needs to be done right now to protect our lawmakers: Pelosi attack happened as threats of violence against Congress spike ⁦@MSNBC⁩ ⁦@MSNBCDailymsnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-…
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An outstanding @RexHuppke column today on both the speed and the extreme cruelty of the Paul Pelosi rumors. It's not business as usual. Things are getting rapidly worse before our eyes usatoday.com/story/opinion/…
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There used to be an assumption that leaders in politics and the media would be conscientious about using their platforms responsibly. The value of instead elevating conspiracy theories and other nonsense has sent that idea to the garbage dump. washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/…
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I talked this morning about Elon Musk, his Paul Pelosi conspiracy theory, and how you lose a democracy in the age of the internet. twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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