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Quoted @jabinbotsford

@MyPillowUSA CEO Michael Lindell shows off his notes before going into the West Wing at the White House on Friday, Jan 15, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Why on god's green earth is the My Pillow guy at the White House with a document that references the Insurrection Act?

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Quoted @RobertMaguire_

WaPo photographer got a close-up of the My Pillow guy's notes.

Hard to read. Seems to push for using "martial law if necessary."

References Sidney Powell and, I think, an attorney at the NSA ("Fort Mead" sic). Advocates for Trump to "move Kash Patel to acting CIA"

"Is Trump planning to overthrow the election with the MyPillow guy?" is not a thing we anticipated having to tweet today.

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Families are unable to pay rent or put food on the table, but Wall Street profits are humming along.

A 0.1% tax on Wall Street trades would raise $777 billion over a decade and cost most people little or nothing.

@RepPeterDeFazio's Wall Street Tax Act is essential policy.

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Why is Biden’s presidential inaugural committee working to raise millions from corporations and the wealthy when nearly the entire inaugural ceremony will be virtual, which costs next to nothing?

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Quoted @chrislhayes

From a deterrence standpoint, I'm not sure 70 arrests in a week and a half of the, say, 1000 people who stormed the Capitol is gonna do the trick.

There were 14,000+ arrests at the George Floyd protests.

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Big news: @SenWarren & @katieporteroc are demanding we use the full power of the Defense Production Act to:

-Identify spare vaccine manufacturing capacity

-Share the vaccine recipe

-Enlist manufacturers to ramp-up production

This is how we combat vaccine production delays.

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Please remember that corporations drawing the line at insurrection were fine with Trump calling Mexicans rapists, Charlottesville, “shithole countries”, kids in cages, gassing BLM protestors, and telling women of color in Congress to "go back” to the countries they came from.

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Replying to @SenWarren: President-elect Biden doesn’t need Congress to #CancelStudentDebt. He should take immediate executive action to help million…

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President-elect Biden doesn’t need Congress to #CancelStudentDebt. He should take immediate executive action to help millions of struggling families, help close the racial wealth gap, and boost our economy.

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Trump executions since July:

Daniel Lee

Wesley Purkey

Dustin Honken

Lezmond Mitchell

Keith Nelson

William LeCroy Jr

Christopher Vialva

Orlando Hall

Brandon Bernard

Alfred Bourgeois

Lisa Montgomery

Cory Johnson

This is after 17 years without one federal execution.

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Replying to @ClintSmithIII: After having no federal executions take place for 17 years, after tonight the Trump administration will have executed mo…

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Sorry, but why the hell are malls open?

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Quoted @Public_Citizen

Breaking: 2,000,000 people globally have died of COVID. The U.S. makes up roughly 20% of those deaths.

It never had to be like this.

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Replying to @RickClaypool: EPA data released this week shows enforcement has plummeted to at least a 10-year low, probably longer.

It was already s…

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EPA data released this week shows enforcement has plummeted to at least a 10-year low, probably longer.

It was already so low before the pandemic that the crisis caused only a relatively small step down in the steady decline.

We've got to end impunity for corporate polluters.

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A whole lot of members of Congress are appalled right now by the direct consequences of their own actions.

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After having no federal executions take place for 17 years, after tonight the Trump administration will have executed more than a dozen people in the final months of his term. It’s a killing-spree.

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Quoted @SenHawleyPress

Sadly, much of the media and many members of the Washington establishment want to deceive Americans into thinking those who raised concerns incited violence, simply by voicing the concern. That’s false. And the allegation itself is corrosive and dangerous.

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Quoted @DaniDougPost

And this: Student advocates struck by absence of debt forgiveness in Biden’s coronavirus plan

Replying to @ragregg: By 2023, almost 40 percent of all borrowers are expected to default on their loans. President-elect Biden has the power on DAY…

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By 2023, almost 40 percent of all borrowers are expected to default on their loans. President-elect Biden has the power on DAY ONE to diffuse this ticking time bomb that continues to drag down a whole generation, slow growth, and worsen the racial-wealth gap.

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For reference, there were 14,000+ arrests at the George Floyd protests.

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