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June 18, 2024

Rachel Maddow on "The View" (Project 2025):

"I really think the bottom line here is that Trump and his movement, they are not running against Democrats. They're running against democracy. They're running against the democratic process."

— Rachel Maddow on Project 2025 and Republicans' plans to gut federal institutions


https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1803092796548497569
June 18, 2024

ABC News reports from Jerusalem, where thousands of protesters marched from the Knesset, Israel's parliament, to Netanya

ABC News reports from Jerusalem, where thousands of protesters marched from the Knesset, Israel's parliament, to Netanyahu's residence. The protesters are calling for elections and an end to the war in Gaza — and to bring the remaining hostages home.

abcnews.go.com/International/


https://x.com/ABC/status/1803107646066643262
June 18, 2024

What Rachel Maddow Is Listening To

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On the occasion of Ultra’s second-season launch this week, we asked Maddow to tell us a few podcasts — and other things — she’s enjoyed lately.

Podcasts

QAA Podcast

Jake Rockatansky, Travis View, and Julian Feeld explore the vast terrain of conspiracy-laden digital subcultures. Formerly known but still widely described as QAnon Anonymous.

I’m not a huge one for “chatty dudes catching up with each other without anything to say” podcasts. Like, that’s not my vibe. But with QAnon Anonymous, the dynamic between the rotating cast of hosts is great — it’s entertaining, but not too much. When they do interviews, it’s substantive: They’ve done their homework, they know what to ask the people who they’re talking to. And when they do QAnon news, they’re always picking up on something I wanna know a little bit more about. They’re pretty responsible and entertaining at the same time in terms of talking about that subject matter that they’ve been invested in for all these years.


The Rest Is History

Dominic Sandbrook and Tom Holland (not that one) dig deep into various historical topics.

I listen to The Rest Is History, but I think everybody listens to The Rest Is History. It’s so well done! Wouldn’t you agree it’s flawlessly produced? It’s clean, it’s humble; these are not guys trying to talk about things they don’t know, which is my other big pet peeve in podcasts. These are guys who absolutely know what they’re talking about and who don’t say more than they know. They’ve done episodes on things that I actually know a lot about — things that I’ve done archival-level primary-source research on — and I’ve never caught them out in terms of taking shortcuts or taking false common wisdom about things. And I just really appreciate that.

https://www.vulture.com/article/rachel-maddow-favorite-podcasts-books.html
June 15, 2024

Trump: I think Biden should take a cognitive test. My doctor Ronny Johnson. Ronny Johnson, do you know him?

Trump: I think Biden should take a cognitive test. My doctor Ronny Johnson. Ronny Johnson, do you know him?

(His name is Ronny Jackson)


https://twitter.com/BidenHQ/status/1802110904789561617
June 14, 2024

🤝 Canadian and US Ironworkers shake hands across the border as the #GordieHoweBridge deck officially becomes...

🤝 Canadian and US Ironworkers shake hands across the border as the #GordieHoweBridge deck officially becomes an international crossing, connecting our two great countries. Great job! #DeckConnect 🇨🇦 🇺🇸






https://x.com/GordieHoweBrg/status/1801690530516242464
Very cool... I want to walk or bike across it!

The Gordie Howe International Bridge project includes a dedicated multi-use path that will accommodate pedestrians and cyclists across the Windsor-Detroit border once complete.

The multi-use path will be toll-free and includes one lane that will accommodate two-way pedestrian and cyclist traffic.

The integration of the multi-use path will benefit communities and travellers by supporting active transportation, healthy lifestyles and enhance cross-border tourism while providing sustainable options for reducing the carbon footprint of cross-border traffic.

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