Open thread below…
More than 9 million recall ballots have been counted out of an estimated 13 million cast — enough for Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare victory.
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the U.S. Treasury, unveiling a report detailing the problems facing the child-care sector, and how the Democrats’ spending bill will help improve access to child care, particularly for low-income workers.
California lawmakers agreed to spend at least $276 million in the most recent state budget to cover the costs of the recall, but some elections officials have estimated the final tab will be closer to $300 million.
I lost count of how many times Press Secretary Jen Psaki needed to explain the context in which Gen. Mark Milley went outside the official chain of command to talk to his counterpart in China, and also his fellow commanders at the Pentagon.
The context, of course, is that when that happened, he had very compelling reason. The Former Guy had just incited and given the blessing for an insurrection that saw thousands of MAGAt psychos attack the Capitol, wherein they attempted to take legislators and the Vice President of the United States hostage and kill them. All in a futile attempt to maintain power.
So, there’s that little piece of important context.
You’d never know that context existed, though, from the way the press asked questions today, behaving as if Milley’s actions under Trump might carry over to his service as Biden’s Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The compilation video above are only the second and third time Psaki was asked if Gen. Milley still had Biden’s confidence, if he should be investigated, if Biden was worried Milley would do the same thing to HIM, etc. Each and every time, Psaki explained said context. You’d think it was perfectly normal for what happened under Trump to happen under Biden and every other president, from the way the press was behaving.
With a Black standard-bearer who can’t talk coherently about racism, Republicans aren’t likely to win statewide elections in California anytime soon.
The U.S. will share nuclear submarine technology with Australia as President Biden strengthens a network of alliances as a bulwark against China.
Democrats are sharply divided over whether to require drugmakers to negotiate their prices with the federal government.
The margin of victory in the recall election — and how fast the win was called —surprised some. But those who know the California GOP just yawned.
Trinidad and Tobago are none too pleased with the Hip Hop star, after she fed rumors on the internet that they nevertheless had to investigate, according to their minister of health.
Source: Business Insider
Nicki Minaj’s bogus COVID-19 vaccine claims wasted the Trinidad and Tobago health department’s time, according to the country’s health minister.
Terrence Deyalsingh, Trinidad and Tobago’s minister of health, led a COVID-19 update on Wednesday morning where he addressed the rapper’s claims about the vaccine causing testicular swelling.
Minaj told a story about her cousin’s friend in Trinidad, who she said became impotent and suffered from swollen testicles as a result of the vaccine, by way of explaining her absence from the Met Gala on Monday. She told her 22 million Twitter followers that she skipped the star-studded event due to its vaccination requirements, and the swollen testicles story quickly circulated online.