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Succession Creator targets Trump and Boris Johnson for ‘shabby, uncoordinated’ coronavirus response
Jesse Armstrong responded by winning the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series for its scathing allegory of the Murdoch dynasty last night by invoking the American and British rulers for their unfortunate response to the pandemic.
Here is Isobel Lewis on what the Peep Show scribe had to say.
Joe SommerladSeptember 21, 2020 10:57 AM
Trump complains about pet grievances in latest Fox interview
After having a rough time with audiences on ABC last week, the President was back serving exclusive interviews in his favorite media security space yesterday.
He spent his last free therapy session with Mark Levin complaining about his enemies in the press, the “disgusting” Washington Post to CNN “cold as a stone” and murmuring darkly about “the toughening of defamation laws”.
Trump then offered his bizarre view of environmental mismanagement in California, which he continues to insist on as the reason for his wild wildfires, not climate change.
Joe SommerladSeptember 21, 2020 10:12 AM
Nancy Pelosi refuses to rule out second indictment
Talk Hard on ABC This week yesterday the speaker of the House warned the President: “We have arrows in our quiver”.
The California Democrat declined to go into details but, like Schumer, refused to rule out anything.
“This president threatened not to even accept the election results with statements he and his henchmen made,” she said. “So for now, our primary focus … would be to protect the integrity of the elections while protecting the American people from the coronavirus.”
John T Bennett regardait.
Joe SommerladSeptember 21, 2020 9:45 AM
Democrats threaten extraordinary action if Republicans fill vacant Supreme Court seat
How is the opposition reacting to the latest scandal sparked by McConnell’s Senate?
“Nothing is on the table next year,” Chuck Schumer told his colleagues.
Oliver O’Connell a plus.
Joe SommerladSeptember 21, 2020 9:30 AM
Republican victory in Supreme Court battle could mean millions of people lose health insurance
John T Bennett has this stern warning about what a GOP win on this issue could mean.
Nothing less than the ultimate termination of Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, he says, the loss of which would leave millions of people without health insurance, with the world still trapped in the coronavirus pandemic
Joe SommerladSeptember 21, 2020 9:25 AM
AOC says McConnell ‘is playing with fire’ on Ginsburg replacement
As Republican senators come under pressure to vote on the replacement of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemned the plans and accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of “gambling. with fire ”.
In comments on Sunday, the New York progressive backing Joe Biden described McConnell as “a man who doesn’t care about a dying woman’s final wish,” alluding to Ginsburg’s stated wish not to fill his front seat. the November 3 elections.
Speaking alongside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in Brooklyn, AOC laid out the stakes in the upcoming presidential election and also accused Trump’s Attorney General William Barr of being unfit for office, saying he had “pursued potentially illegal behavior.” .
The anger over the move is such that protesters have already descended on McConnell’s Kentucky home with signs saying “Ruth sent us” and chanting “Move Mitch, get out of the way”, prompting arrests.
Gino Spocchia has more on that.
Joe SommerladSeptember 21, 2020 9:15 AM
Biden warns that forced vote in Ginsburg would amount to ‘abuse of power’ and ‘plunge us deeper into the abyss’
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden warned Republicans rushing a vote to replace Ginsburg on the Supreme Court ahead of the election would cause “irreversible damage and vowed to nominate a black woman to take his seat, saying Trump will force the issue would amount to abuse of power ”.
“The last thing we need to add is a constitutional crisis that plunges us deeper into the abyss, deeper into obscurity. If we follow this path, I predict it will cause irreversible damage, ”he said in a speech at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
“The infection this president unleashed on our democracy can be fatal. Enough. Enough. Enough, ”he added.
Oliver O’Connell has more on this.
Joe SommerladSeptember 21, 2020 8:52 AM
Second Republican Senator vows to oppose party rush to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska joined colleague Susan Collins of Maine in expressing objection to the improper rush of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to rush to replace the late Supreme Court justice and feminist icon by a conservative surrogate before election day on November 3.
Pioneer Judge Ginsburg died of cancer on Friday at the age of 87, with the GOP wasting little time pledging to fill its vacant seat with a right-wing judge to bolster the Conservative majority on the bench, ignoring everything possible precedent and causing outrage over a move that could influence U.S. law for generations and prove Trump’s true legacy.
Here’s John T Bennett on Murkowski and Collins.
Joe SommerladSeptember 21, 2020 8:47 AM
Woman arrested for castor oil parcel sent to White House
U.S. authorities have arrested a woman on suspicion of sending a package containing ricin poison addressed to President Donald Trump to the White House last week.
The arrest took place on Sunday at the New York-Canada border, with investigations underway.
Oliver O’Connell and Gino Spocchia have the latter.
Joe SommerladSeptember 21, 2020 8:36 AM
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Gino SpocchiaSeptember 21, 2020 8:24 AM