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Nicolle's show on MSNBC: Multiple IC guests are saying the fake Rothschild woman at MAL ...

was a Russian spy. Remember, the "Ukrainian" broad who spent lots of time with the Manchurian Canteloupe for months? Yeah. That one. A former head of Counter Intel and a former CIA agent both just came out and described her as a Russian spy. It was fairly obvious, but I didn't expect it to be stated on air so matter of factly.

He's not going to agree to unsealing anything. Because the list is "fake.

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Supreme Court Rules that EPA can't regulate emissions.


Supreme Court curbs EPA's ability to fight climate change
Source: CNN

The Supreme Court curbed the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to broadly regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants, a major defeat for the Biden administration's attempts to slash emissions at a moment when scientists are sounding alarms about the accelerating pace of global warming.

In addition, the court cut back agency authority in general invoking the so-called "major questions" doctrine -- a ruling that will impact the federal government's authority to regulate in other areas of climate policy, as well as regulation of the internet and worker safety.
The ruling was 6-3. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion for the conservative majority, with the three liberal justices dissenting.
This story is breaking and will be updated.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com

Supreme Court curbs EPA's ability to fight climate change

Source: CNN

The Supreme Court curbed the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to broadly regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants, a major defeat for the Biden administration's attempts to slash emissions at a moment when scientists are sounding alarms about the accelerating pace of global warming.

In addition, the court cut back agency authority in general invoking the so-called "major questions" doctrine -- a ruling that will impact the federal government's authority to regulate in other areas of climate policy, as well as regulation of the internet and worker safety.
The ruling was 6-3. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion for the conservative majority, with the three liberal justices dissenting.
This story is breaking and will be updated.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com

What is going on with the Illinois Secretary of State race?

I've been watching the ad war and can't figure out why Alexi Giannoulias didn't get the big endorsements. Somebody please fill me in.

Missile attacks in Kiev reported.

Per MSNBC UT it sounds well sourced by one of their reporters in Kiev.

Thank you, beloved DUers, for the hearts. You are all in my heart!

DU has been my online home since 2001, and my heart belongs each and every one of you ... old-timers to first-timers. You have kept me sane and moderately coherent through it all. Thank you!

Grrr!! GOP Bets on Black Conservatives As Key to Victory: 'We Change or We Die'

Ten years after its "autopsy" of Mitt Romney's 2012 loss to Barack Obama concluded that the Republican Party's biggest problem was its failure to appeal to voters of color, 2022 is shaping up as a breakthrough year for the GOP on at least one diversity front: Black candidates. From Georgia, where high-profile Black Republicans seek nominations for both governor and senator, to Michigan, where former Detroit Police Chief James Craig is the odds-on favorite to go up against Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, to a lineup of well-funded House and Senate candidates poised to break the record for the number of Black Republicans elected to Congress, a decade-long effort to broaden the appeal of the GOP is finally bearing fruit—and could play a pivotal role in determining the outcome of the upcoming midterm elections.

It remains to be seen whether the coming wave of Black conservative candidates can spur legions of Black voters, the Democratic Party's most loyal constituency, to vote Republican. But judging by recent races featuring a Black GOP candidate—lieutenant governor races in Virginia and North Carolina, a Kentucky attorney general campaign and the last two U.S. Senate races in Michigan—the party has reason to be hopeful. Exit polls showed these Black Republican candidates drew slightly larger, potentially decisive shares of Black votes compared to the white Republicans running alongside them for other offices in their states. Indeed, North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and unsuccessful U.S. Senate hopeful John James in Michigan were the top vote-getting Republicans in their states in their most recent races, indicating they both excited the GOP base and drew crossover votes.

"Some Republicans are savvy enough to understand that if they win 10 to 15 percent of Black voters in state and local elections, they can win—and there are ways to actually do this," says Johns Hopkins University political science professor Leah Wright Rigueur, author of the 2016 book, The Loneliness of the Black Republican.

One of the most important test cases this year may come in the Michigan governor's race. Craig's campaign to unseat Whitmer, Rigueur says, is "not about winning 100 percent of the Black folks, it's not even about winning 50 percent. It is about winning just enough to push them over the edge and make the difference." Craig echoes that, telling Newsweek his status as a native Detroiter and well-regarded tenure as the city's top cop grants him an authenticity with Black audiences that will "open some minds to what I have to say."

https://www.newsweek.com/2022/02/18/gop-bets-black-conservatives-key-victory-we-change-we-die-1677030.html


It's hard to believe any black American could vote for a party whose primary message is White Supremacy.

Do you think the Republicans in Congress WANT to start a depression on Biden's watch?

Yes, it's an odd question but listening today to Pelosi's description of the consequences of failure to raise the debt ceiling, I was struck by how easily the economy could be taken down by a combination of factors that we currently face.

- McConnell's pledge that his caucus will not vote to raise the debt ceiling again in December.
- Fuel shortages and shipping slowdowns around the world.
- Continuing supply line shortages and foul-ups.
- Manufacturing shortages leading to layoffs.
- Ongoing covid infections with the potential of further variants spreading.
- Continuing climate breakdown.
- Trumpists sweeping 2022 elections and paralyzing not only the Biden agenda but any
Democratic attempt to mitigate American suffering.

A combination of these circumstances could easily cause the national and global economy to fall off a very steep cliff. If that were to happen, Trump's reelection in '24 would be virtually assured, and that's all for Democracy, folks!

What do you think?

Peter Thiel Claimed Zuckerberg Agreed to Push 'State-Sanctioned Conservatism' Under Trump Deal, Book

https://www.thedailybeast.com/peter-thiel-claimed-mark-zuckerberg-agreed-to-push-state-sanctioned-conservatism-under-trump-deal-book-says/

During a meeting in Washington, D.C. in 2019, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg agreed to not fact-check political posts if the Trump administration would steer clear of any “heavy-handed regulations,” venture capitalist Peter Thiel told an associate, according to a new book. The associate alleged that at the meeting—which was also attended by Thiel, former President Trump, Jared Kushner, and their spouses—Zuckerberg essentially promised to champion “state-sanctioned conservatism,” The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power says. Zuckerberg denied the existence of a deal, saying that was “pretty ridiculous.”


There's an original article linked from The New Yorker of short piece here but I've used up my free articles for September.
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