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December 3, 2023

Erotic images vanish from Marjorie Taylor Greene's Facebook page after Raw Story questions --

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Erotic images vanish from Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Facebook page after Raw Story questions — via @markalesia
and @alexandriajnews


December 3, 2023

Watch as the halls of the White House fill with magic, wonder, and joy. ✨

IT really is wonderful to see. Wish I could walk though for real.

Watch as the halls of the White House fill with magic, wonder, and joy. ✨

December 2, 2023

Former U.S. Olympic swimmer Klete Keller sentenced to three years probation for role in Jan. 6 riot

He got off without jail time because they say he is cooperating.


Former U.S. Olympic swimmer Klete Keller sentenced to three years probation for role in Jan. 6 riot

Updated on: December 1, 2023 / 5:09 PM EST / CBS News

Washington — A U.S. Olympic gold medalist in swimming who admitted to being a part of the mob that attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and obstructing Congress' work in certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election that day was sentenced Friday to three years probation and six months of home detention.

Klete Keller pleaded guilty in 2021 to the felony crime of obstruction of an official proceeding after he was recognized inside the Capitol Rotunda during the riot because of a U.S.A. athletic jacket he wore. He admitted to later trying to delete evidence on his phone and throwing away the jacket, according to court records.

The Justice Department says he has since cooperated with investigators and helped in various cases, assistance that they said should be credited at sentencing.

"If there was one case that screamed out for probation, this is it," Judge Richard Leon said Friday as he opted not to impose any prison time. The judge called the case very usual and distinct from the other Jan. 6 cases he has presided over, noting Keller's remorse and desire to serve. ..........................

Klete Derik Keller once wore the American flag as an Olympian. On January 6, 2021, he threw that flag in a trash can," prosecutors wrote in their pre-sentencing filings, urging the judge to sentence the former Olympic athlete to 10 months in prison. The defendant, they said, did not leave the Capitol when police demanded and instead chose to stay "because his preferred candidate lost an election." ........................................

File: Figure identified by the government as U.S. Olympic medalist Klete Keller on Jan. 6, 2021, at U.S. Capitol. Government exhibit

December 2, 2023

Buttigieg: Boebert has written letters of support for projects in her district to be funded with Biden's infra

Buttigieg: Boebert has written letters of support for projects in her district to be funded with President Biden's infrastructure package that she didn't just vote no on, but referred to as garbage…



December 1, 2023

5th Circuit rules Texas must remove river border buoys

Source: politico

The barrier in the river border Texas shares with Mexico has been condemned by immigrant advocates, Democrats and the Mexican government.
A barrier of orange buoys placed in the middle of the Rio Grande River near Eagle Pass, Texas.

By Andrew Zhang 12/01/2023 04:41 PM EST

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled that Texas must remove a series of buoys in its river border with Mexico that had generated a wave of backlash from immigration advocates and Democratic lawmakers.

In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Texas’ request to overrule a federal district judge, who ordered the state in September to remove the controversial barrier. Judge Dana Douglas, an appointee of President Joe Biden, wrote in the panel’s majority opinion that the district judge had appropriately “considered the threat to navigation and federal government operations on the Rio Grande, as well as the potential threat to human life the floating barrier created.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott first deployed the barrier — a roughly 1,000-foot stretch of orange spherical buoys connected by heavy metal cables, complete with an anti-dive net beneath it — in early July and subsequently claimed that it had deterred thousands of people from crossing. The Department of Justice sued the state, arguing that it obstructed U.S. waterways in violation of federal environmental law.

Abbott’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the matter. But he has previously expressed that the state would appeal its case up to the Supreme Court......................

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2023/12/01/texas-river-border-buoys-00129659

The buoy barrier in the Rio Grande River near Eagle Pass, Texas, on July 18, 2023. Its placement caused an uproar of criticism from immigration advocates and many Democratic lawmakers. | Brandon Bell/Getty Images

December 1, 2023

Forbes New: Why Cornel West Is Broke

West was a Education guest lecturer a few times at UW Madison when I was a grad student a few decades ago. He was Left then also and we loved him. So sad to see all this from his personal life.

New: Why Cornel West Is Broke

Newly uncovered divorce filings reveal allegations of a “secret life” & help explain why the presidential candidate, who has earned millions of dollars over the years, has hardly anything left

for @Forbes







December 1, 2023

DOE Report Finds Clean Energy Jobs Grew in Every State In 2022

This is from this past summer but I missed it then. Good news for all the world!

DOE Report Finds Clean Energy Jobs Grew in Every State In 2022

June 28, 2023

Energy.gov DOE Report Finds Clean Energy Jobs Grew in Every State In 2022

America’s Energy Workforce Added Almost 300,000 Jobs in 2022 with an Increasing Percent in Clean Energy, Union Employers Invest More in Diversity and Inclusion Efforts, and Union Employers Report Less Difficulty Hiring Qualified Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released the 2023 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER), a comprehensive study designed to track and understand employment trends across the energy sector. As the private sector continues to announce major investments in American-made energy thanks in large part to President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the 2023 USEER shows that the energy workforce added almost 300,000 jobs (+3.8% growth) in 2022.

Clean energy jobs increased in every state reflecting increased investments due to President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. Clean energy jobs grew 3.9% adding 114,000 jobs nationally, increasing to over 40% of total energy jobs. Clean energy technologies, such as solar and wind, accounted for more than 84% of net new electric power generation jobs, adding over 21,000 jobs (+3.6% growth), and jobs related to zero emissions vehicles saw nearly 21% growth, adding over 38,000 jobs. In achieving the President’s goal of 100% clean electricity by 2035 and a net zero economy by 2050, through the Invest in America Agenda, energy jobs are expected to grow across the nation. The growth in clean energy jobs was faster than last year’s robust overall job growth, reflecting increased investments and jobs that’s in large parts to the President’s Investing in America agenda.

“Today’s report shows that the clean energy transition is accelerating, with job growth across every pocket of America, and that unionized employers are filling these new positions with much more ease than non-unionized employers,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “Thanks to President Biden’s historic Investing in America agenda, we expect to see steady growth of jobs to make and build a resilient and clean energy system offering good-paying and secure employment opportunities to America’s workers across the country.”..................................

December 1, 2023

Biden Wants to Abolish the Fees Trump Charges at His Resorts

Source: daily beast


In going after Donald Trump’s business practices, Joe Biden is combining a hit on his opponent with a boost of his own economic record.
Jake Lahut Published Dec. 01, 2023 4:41AM EST

Ahead of the 2024 election, President Joe Biden is making an example out of businesses charging Americans pesky fees they hate, but have little choice in coughing up.

Coincidentally—or not—it just so happens that Biden’s likely opponent, former President Donald Trump, has raked in a small fortune on those very same fees.

At least three of Trump’s hotel properties bill guests for a “resort fee,” a sneaky and pricey charge that covers an array of unspecified amenities, and typically only appears at the end of the online reservation process.


Meanwhile, a room with an ocean view at the Trump International Hotel on Waikiki Beach in Hawaii might be listed for as low as $499 per night. But with a daily resort fee of $125, the total cost of a three night stay balloons closer to $2,000, once the $375 in resort fees and local taxes kick in..........................


The Biden campaign’s comments to The Daily Beast on Trump’s use of these fees marks the first time they’ve leveraged them as an explicit election attack. The Trump campaign and Trump Organization did not return a request for comment....................................................

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/joe-biden-wants-to-abolish-the-fees-donald-trump-charges-at-his-resorts?ref=home

December 1, 2023

GOP senators walk out of vote on subpoenas in U.S. Supreme Court ethics inquiry

Source: ncnewsline.com

By: Ashley Murray - November 30, 2023 3:30 pm

WASHINGTON — South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham and Republican colleagues stormed out of a Democratic-led U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Thursday to authorize subpoenas for two high-profile GOP operatives as part of an ethics probe into undisclosed financial ties to U.S. Supreme Court justices.

The panel voted 11-0 to subpoena billionaire Republican donor Harlan Crow and well-connected conservative leader Leonard Leo. All Republican members left the meeting in protest prior to the roll call vote.

The vote may be contested by Republicans as committee rules state that at least two members of the minority must be present for a quorum during committee business. Democrats maintain that they had a quorum, according to the committee’s majority staff.

The subpoena vote came after a year of revelations about Supreme Court justices’ failure to disclose luxury travel and real estate deals.

Investigative journalists for ProPublica in April chronicled that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas never disclosed private jet and yacht excursions paid for by Crow. The nonprofit investigative outfit also revealed that Thomas did not disclose a real estate transaction with Crow.

Read more: https://ncnewsline.com/2023/11/30/gop-senators-walk-out-of-vote-on-subpoenas-in-u-s-supreme-court-ethics-inquiry/?fbclid=IwAR0CwwmxnSaqBZdMmqYsbGsbyadLLziEzJ5RzPCbq_nbwJzPSAz4vH98XLU_aem_AdVKdXMlxumLJumlBmI-sKUbpy1k4Bgrfty-tY03-OZcmFA0XiN_NIPmJM5HmTCDNH6dK3LTomQUifs7FaW2hOtA


Committee ranking member U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Republicans stormed out of a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Nov. 30, 2023, where members were voting on subpoenas in connection with an inquiry into U.S. Supreme Court justices’ ethics. Graham is shown speaking during a Nov. 9 meeting of the committee. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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