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So when does Biden announce his re-election plans?

I happen to think he will run for re-election, but I'm curious how long others think it will take. When do you think he will officially announce his plans?

Edited for recent past re-election timelines:

Obama did it on April 4, 2011. W Bush did it on May 16, 2003. Clinton did it on April 14, 1995.

'Warped and deranged': Hitler Valentine's Day products withdrawn from sale



Valentine’s Day gifts featuring images of Nazi despot Adolf Hitler surrounded by love hearts were withdrawn from sale on Sunday by an apologetic online business.

The Spicy Baboon website sells a range of T-shirts, coffee mugs, mouse pads and similar products emblazoned with cheeky images.

One image of Hitler with a rose between his teeth, surrounded by love hearts, and with the phrase “Be Mein” below it infuriated leading anti-hate campaigner Dr Dvir Abramovich, chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission.

“Anyone who ... believes there is no way to express love than through Hitler, it’s a very warped and deranged mind,” Abramovich said.


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Sha'Carri Richardson Removed From American Airlines Flight Following Conflict With Attendant

Source: Yahoo! Entertainment

Sha’Carri Richardson was removed from an American Airlines flight following a conflict with a flight attendant. In video footage shared by the track and field star on social media, she explained her side of the story.

“Tell me if I’ll be wrong to pursue legal actions against the airline,” she wrote in the Instagram caption of one video. She went on to describe what allegedly occurred in the clip.

“In the beginning of the video you can hear a Caucasian male state that he doesn’t give a f as a man that male flight attendant is intimidating a woman. Also the captain not doing anything to help the situation and this flight attendant has the applause when I exited the plane when I’m pretty serious the disrespect I received would not have happened if I was a one of them. One of them even stated good luck with your ban ( I see he took the time to do some research but not stand up for what’s right).”

According to MSN, the Texas representative shared a post on her Instagram story describing how the flight attendant “asked to see that my phones were in airplane mode at this point, which I did in front of him.”

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/sha-carri-richardson-removed-american-163808596.html



Do you favor the removal of the Electoral College?

Simple question, I'm curious to see what the support is here for eliminating the Electoral College. Should we keep it? Support a Constitutional Amendment to repeal it? National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (which could get struck down by the Supreme Court)? Something else?

Joe Manchin: Everything is on the table in 2024

https://twitter.com/MeetThePress/status/1617163595355136000

Pamela Anderson Alleges Tim Allen Flashed His Penis at Her When She Was 23 (EXCLUSIVE)

Source: Variety

In her upcoming memoir, Pamela Anderson details a disturbing incident that took place on the set of “Home Improvement” in 1991 when she was 23 years old.

“On the first day of filming, I walked out of my dressing room, and Tim was in the hallway in his robe. He opened his robe and flashed me quickly — completely naked underneath. He said it was only fair, because he had seen me naked. Now we’re even. I laughed uncomfortably,” according to an excerpt in “Love, Pamela,” which Variety has obtained ahead of the book’s Jan. 31 release.

Allen, who was 37 at the time of the alleged incident, was presumably referring to Anderson’s modeling for Playboy, which helped turn the budding actress into an internationally known sex symbol.

“No, it never happened. I would never do such a thing,” Allen told Variety in a statement.

Read more: https://variety.com/2023/tv/news/pam-anderson-tim-allen-flashed-penis-home-improvement-1235498326/

Manchin says it's a 'mistake' for White House to want Democrats to address debt ceiling without GOP

Source: CNN

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Sunday that it’s a “mistake” for the White House to want Democrats to deal with the debt ceiling without negotiating with congressional Republicans.

“I think it’s a mistake because we have to negotiate. This is a democracy that we have. We have a two-party system, if you will, and we should be able to talk and find out where our differences are. And if they are irreconcilable, then you have to move on from there and let people make their decisions,” Manchin, a key Senate moderate, told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.”

“Using the debt ceiling and holding it hostage hasn’t worked in the past,” Manchin continued, adding that he “respectfully” disagrees with his party’s No. 2 Democrat in the chamber, Majority Whip Dick Durbin, on not negotiating with Republicans.

“Every American has to live within a budget. If they don’t, they’re in trouble financially. Every business that’s successful has to live within a budget. Every state has to live within a budget. Shouldn’t the federal government have some guardrails that, say, ‘Hey, guys … you’re overreaching here and you’re overspending?’ But then pick your priorities. That’s all,” he added.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/22/politics/joe-manchin-debt-ceiling-cnntv/index.html

Donald Trump prepares for his return to Facebook and Twitter

Source: NBC News

Mounting a comeback for the White House, Donald Trump is looking to regain control over his powerful social media accounts.

With access to his Twitter account back, Trump's campaign is formally petitioning Facebook’s parent company to unblock his account there after it was locked in response to the U.S. Capitol riot two years ago.

“We believe that the ban on President Trump’s account on Facebook has dramatically distorted and inhibited the public discourse,” Trump’s campaign wrote in its letter to Meta on Tuesday, according to a copy reviewed by NBC News.

Trump’s campaign didn’t threaten a lawsuit, as some sources close to Trump thought he would. It instead talked about the importance of free speech and petitioned Meta for a “meeting to discuss President Trump’s prompt reinstatement to the platform.”

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/donald-trump-prepares-return-facebook-twitter-rcna65809

H.R.61 - Leading Against White Supremacy Act of 2023

Anyone know more about this bill? Sheila Jackson Lee just introduced it.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-bill/61/text/ih?overview=closed&format=xml

MLK Day wouldn't be possible with today's Republicans

In 1983, it passed House 338 to 90. 13 Democrats and 77 Republicans voted No, while 249 Democrats and 89 Republicans voted Yes.

In the Senate, it passed 78 to 22. 4 Democrats and 18 Republicans voted No, while 41 Democrats and 37 Republicans voted Yes.

Today's Republicans would have filibustered, and I don't think we could have gotten the 60 votes to pass.

Passage of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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