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All the Reps Who Voted Against the $2,000 Check Relief Bill - NowThis

Here are all the reps who voted against the bill to increase ‘survival checks’ from $600 to $2,000.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Dec 29, 2020, 07:21 PM (8 replies)

Trump Exits With Pardons Backfiring, As Cohen Details Danger Of New Witnesses - The Beat - MSNBC

As Pres. Trump pardons many allies during his last days in office, his former attorney Michael Cohen explains how some pardons could backfire. Cohen also details his own new court filings -- regarding both his own case and other inmates, whom Cohen says Trump has abandoned despite past pledges about criminal justice reform. Aired on 12/28/2020.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Dec 29, 2020, 05:45 AM (5 replies)

Biden Accuses Trump Appointees Of Obstructing The Transition - The 11th Hour - MSNBC

Biden calls the lack of national security information coming from the Trump administration, “irresponsible.” This at Trump continues to his efforts to overturn the election results. Alexi McCammon, Jill Colvin, and Clint Watts join. Aired on 12/28/2020.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Dec 29, 2020, 04:50 AM (0 replies)

Absurdity No Obstacle To Republican Effort To Save Trump From Democracy - Ali Velshi - MSNBC

Rep. Jamie Raskin discusses the lines of attack Republicans are planning to undermine the outcome of the 2020 election in order to preserve Donald Trump in office. Aired on 12/28/2020.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Dec 29, 2020, 04:26 AM (4 replies)

The Worst Of All Time? Where Trump Ranks Among Historically Bad Presidents - All In - MSNBC

As the Covid death toll continues to rise, is Trump no longer just one of the worst presidents in American history—but the worst of them all? Presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Mehdi Hasan discuss. Aired on 12/28/2020.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Dec 29, 2020, 03:07 AM (2 replies)

The Daily Social Distancing Show: Why Did We Fight A War Over the Mail?

For some reason this year we had to fight a war over whether or not the mail should be delivered. Here’s a recap of the Great USPS War of 2020.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Dec 29, 2020, 02:41 AM (0 replies)

Harvard Law Professor: 'Donald Trump's Pardons Must Not Obstruct Justice' - The Last Word - MSNBC

Laurence Tribe argues that Trump’s pardons to absolve the crimes of his friends might be crimes themselves if they’re issued to obstruct justice. Tribe explains to Lawrence O’Donnell why it’s important for the next administration to investigate and prosecute those abuses of power: “We can only move ahead if we ensure some degree of accountability for someone who has been a criminal in office.” Aired on 12/28/2020.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Dec 29, 2020, 01:45 AM (3 replies)

Outdoors: From tallest mountains to deepest oceans, humans altering environment

While striving to escape the shackles of nature, humankind has been altering methodically, and increasingly, the conditions on which life depends.

Fiddling with nature wasn’t always a problem when there was plenty of it to squander. Further evidence emerged during 2020 suggesting that’s no longer the case.

• Just this year human constructions attained the mass of all living organisms on the planet, reported a team of scientists from Israel in the journal Nature. Meanwhile, their report said, human construction continues to grow and living mass, such as forests, wildlife, insects and fish, to shrink. Bacteria and fungi seem to be holding their own.

• Microplastic fibers were found near the top of Mount Everest. Mercury was discovered to be contaminating life at the deepest depths of the oceans.

• Although a pandemic caused carbon emissions to fall in 2020 by 7 percent, a record for a single year, carbon in the atmosphere continued to increase to record levels. Greenhouse gases that had been previously frozen melted and filtered into the atmosphere.

• Wildfires in Siberia released an unprecedented amount of carbon. The cause of coral reef bleaching off the Florida coast was assigned “98 percent” to ocean warming.

• Glyphosate, a keystone ingredient in modern crop production, is likely to harm or kill 93 percent of the plants and animals under Endangered Species Act protection, the government reported. The Trump administration altered the rules for endangered species listing, adding economic impacts to scientific findings as a determiner of which life forms deserve protection.

• Deep ocean temperatures were rising quicker than previously thought, and heated surface water abetted the frequency and fury of hurricanes, heat waves, droughts, wildfires and other weather anomalies. Temperatures reached a never-recorded 100 degrees in parts of Siberia, and for a time in autumn the readings across the entire Arctic averaged 12 degrees above norms.

• Arctic sea ice shrank to the second-lowest extent since records began, scientists said. The 14 lowest minimum Arctic sea ice extents have all been recorded in the past 14 years. No September was hotter worldwide. Globally, 2020 tied 2016 for the warmest year on record.

More: https://www.dispatch.com/story/sports/outdoors/2020/12/27/2020-ends-assessing-how-humans-adversely-affected-environment/4042646001/

In this Saturday, July 22, 2017 file photo, a polar bear climbs out of the water to walk on the ice in the Franklin Strait in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Climate scientists point to the Arctic as the place where climate change is most noticeable with dramatic sea ice loss, a melting Greenland ice sheet, receding glaciers and thawing permafrost. David Goldman/Associated Press

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Dec 28, 2020, 03:47 AM (14 replies)

Almost 2 million Americans received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine - ABC News

According to the CDC, 10 million doses have been distributed across the country. Now, it’s up to the states to prioritize who should receive the vaccine first.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Dec 28, 2020, 03:25 AM (6 replies)

Dr. Fauci: "We Are Really At A Very Critical Point" - NBC Nightly News

Despite travel warnings, nearly 10 million Americans flew over the past 10 days. Dr. Anthony Fauci warns that holiday travel will lead to a surge in cases during the pandemic’s deadliest days.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Dec 28, 2020, 01:30 AM (0 replies)
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