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Biden just said that Sen. Sinema will not raise corporate taxes-that is her holdout

Now it makes sense-this is her motivation {-she has been collecting lots of money from the Big Corps.}

Nevada 'voter fraud' case hyped by Trump campaign exposed as criminal hoax by prosecutors

Source: raw story

October 21, 2021

A poll worker places vote-by-mail ballots into a ballot box at the Miami-Dade Election Department headquarters on October 14, 2020 (AFP)

On Thursday, The Nevada Independent reported that Donald Hartle, who last year alleged that his deceased wife's ballot was fraudulently cast, has been charged with voter fraud by prosecutors for allegedly casting that ballot himself.

"At a November press conference, Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Consevative Union, named Rosemarie Hartle as one example of the 'hundreds of dead people' he said had voted in the election in Clark County. The Nevada Republican Party also cited Hartle's interview with KLAS Channel 8 in their voter fraud allegations," reported Megan Messerly. "Hartle told the TV station, which first reported the lawsuit, that his wife died at 52 from breast cancer in 2017 and that no ballot ever came to his house, despite a ballot for her being issued and received by the county. 'That is pretty sickening to me to be honest with you,' Kirk told the TV station at the time."

According to prosecutors, however, Hartle himself was the one who illegally submitted his wife's ballot. He has been charged with two D felonies and faces up to four years in prison for each count if convicted...............................

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/trump-campaign-voter-fraud/

Oink oink oink! Trumpsters will not believe this. nope

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, wrote a letter to Congress calling for paid family leave

Source: NPR

October 21, 202112:16 PM ET Rachel Treisman

Democrats have been negotiating for weeks over just how much to spend on a budget reconciliation bill that would address key Biden administration priorities in areas like climate change, health care and child care.

And now another high-profile voice has entered the conversation. Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, penned an open letter to top Democrats on Wednesday asking them not to "compromise or negotiate" when it comes paid family leave.

"Paid leave should be a national right, rather than a patchwork option limited to those whose employers have policies in place, or those who live in one of the few states where a leave program exists," wrote the mother of two. "If we're going to create a new era of family first policies, let's make sure that includes a strong paid leave program for every American that's guaranteed, accessible, and encouraged without stigma or penalty."

Her letter comes as progressive House and Senate Democrats are pushing back against a preliminary decision — by President Biden and their moderate counterparts — to slash funding for a national paid family leave program in a scaled-back version of the bill.

As The Hill reported, Biden informed them at a White House meeting on Wednesday that the Build Back Better Act will provide four weeks of paid leave benefits instead of the original 12.

More than a dozen lawmakers sent a letter of their own to Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in response, urging them to include a comprehensive national paid leave program in the final bill.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2021/10/21/1047994803/meghan-duchess-of-sussex-paid-family-leave-congress-letter-spending-bill?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_medium=social

Hoping this will make the cut



Meghan, Duchess of Sussex pictured onstage during Global Citizen Live, New York on September 25, 2021 in New York. The mother-of-two advocated for paid family leave in a letter to top congressional Democrats.
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“No family should have to choose between earning a living and having the freedom to take care of their child.”

Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex makes a compelling case for paid leave in a letter to Congress.


1) I have a kid & live in Sweden. Meghan Markle has argued for paid leave for US parents. Here's thread about childcare in Sweden: a nation that ranks as one of best in quality of life, gender equality & working conditions for women. Leave & childcare huge reason for that.


Hillary Clinton: The Duchess of Sussex makes a compelling case for paid leave in a letter to Congres

Lots of tweets to get paid family leave--for ALL

“No family should have to choose between earning a living and having the freedom to take care of their child.”

Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex makes a compelling case for paid leave in a letter to Congress.



Why #PaidLeave is vital for older adults: tweet


By Nancy J. Altman, Next Avenue
Family caregiver with an elderly woman

Universal Images Group via Getty Images

When people think of paid family and medical leave, they often think of parents taking time off to bond with their newborns. As important as that is, an often-overlooked group that also urgently needs a robust system of paid leave is older Americans — even those who are retired.

Congress and President Joe Biden need to turn into law the legislative proposal for paid family leave when they hammer out the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package now in negotiations.

For older adults who are still in the workforce, paid leave is crucial to manage chronic, as well as acute, health conditions. Such medical concerns can affect workers of all ages, but they're felt disproportionately by older ones, since health almost inevitably deteriorates with age.

Why Paid Leave Is Vital for Older Adults

GOP 'yes' votes: Upton Cheney Kinzinger Meijer Gonzalez Katko. Mace Fitzpatrick Herrera Beutler

229-202, House refers Trump associate Steve Bannon to DOJ to face criminal contempt charges for defying congressional subpoena in Jan. 6 probe.

GOP ‘yes’ votes:
Herrera Beutler

3:13 PM · Oct 21, 2021·Twitter for iPhone


Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler

Representative for Washington’s 3rd District

pronounced JAY-mee // huh-REH-ruh BUT-ler
Herrera Beutler's Official Website @HerreraBeutler OpenSecrets VoteSmart Bioguide

Herrera Beutler is the representative for Washington’s 3rd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 5, 2011. Herrera Beutler is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Liz Cheney entered this into the record calling out Jim Banks for sending letters to government agen

Recall that Banks was one of the members that Pelosi REJECTED.

On the House floor, Liz Cheney entered this into the record calling out Jim Banks for sending letters to government agencies claiming he is the ranking member of the 1/6 committee even though he is not on the committee.

Five military veterans advising Sen. Sinema resign, calling her one of the 'principal obstacles to

Source: CNN

Five military veterans advising Sen. Sinema resign, calling her one of the 'principal obstacles to progress'

Updated 1:27 PM ET, Thu October 21, 2021


In a letter to Sinema, the veterans expressed frustration with her refusal to change the Senate filibuster to protect voting rights, failure to support prescription drug negotiations, her opposition to parts of the Democrats' sweeping budget reconciliation package that make up President Joe Biden's agenda and criticized her for not voting on the January 6 commission.

"You have become one of the principal obstacles to progress, answering to big donors rather than your own people," the veterans wrote. "We shouldn't have to buy representation from you, and your failure to stand by your people and see their urgent needs is alarming."

"We do not know who has your ear, but it clearly isn't us or your constituents," they added.

The criticism from the five veterans, whose resignations were effective Wednesday, adds to the growing backlash within the Democratic Party and from Arizona activists against Sinema for not backing elements of Biden's Build Back Better plan.

Their letter will be featured in a new ad from the progressive veterans group Common Defense, which will air on TV in Phoenix and Tucson..............................

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/21/politics/sinema-veterans-quit-advisory-board/index.html

One tweet suggested she bow out. But that tweet was followed by this response. Eeks. AZ does have a Repug Gov.




· 13h Never bring a Matt Gaetz to a Jamie Raskin fight.

Chris Hahn
Never bring a Matt Gaetz to a Jamie Raskin fight.

Rep. Raskin pressed Gaetz on fact that the pro-Trump post-election lawsuits failed, even among his appointees.

Gaetz pushes the talking point about dismissals on procedural grounds. (Some were dismissed on merits.)

Raskin, constitutional law prof, isn't having it.






Black Iowa Democratic chair gets lynching threat over Trump essay

Source: the Courier.com

THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press Oct 19, 2021 Updated 38 min ago


Ross Wilburn, who is also a state representative from Ames, reported the threatening phone and email messages to local police and state investigators. The messages came after The Des Moines Register’s online publication of Wilburn’s op-ed on Oct. 8, the day before thousands of Trump supporters gathered at the Iowa State Fairgrounds for the rally. Several in the crowd carried Confederate flags.

Wilburn’s experience is part of an uptick in racist and threatening communications aimed at Black leaders in Iowa and across the country, according to targets of the communications and a group that monitors them. The rise in threats against public officials began with the start of the pandemic as COVID-19 restrictions were implemented and continued through the divisive 2020 election, according to the Southern Law Poverty Law Center.

“With only some of our political leaders condemning that violence appropriately, these extremists are getting the message that making threats of violence is an acceptable way of doing business here,” said Michael Hayden, a researcher with the nonprofit group that tracks far-right figures and organizations.


Wilburn, party chair since January and a legislator since 2019, wrote in his op-ed that Trump “openly attacked the foundations of our democracy” by continuing to assert that widespread fraud had cost him the 2020 election, false claims that have been rejected by a succession of judges, by state election officials and by Trump’s own attorney general, William Barr. The claims led supporters of Trump to storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s victory, Wilburn noted......................................

Read more: https://wcfcourier.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/black-iowa-democratic-chair-gets-lynching-threat-over-trump-essay/article_91af40f1-1808-5e6a-9609-a71f54fbf99b.html

Geezzzzzz.. Horrible that this is happening. It is getting worse as the weeks go by.

Rep. Ross Wilburn, D-Ames, speaks June 4, 2020, during a news conference outside of the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.
Kelsey Kremer, The Des Moines Register via AP, File

Aaron Rupar @atrupar Mike Pompeo has lost an incredible amount of weight

I did not believe it was him. I initially thought the pic was a joke.



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