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@TonyStark What would it take to get a Republican senator out of a seat in a state where a Democrat would appoint an interim senator? Does Susan Collins want to be an ambassador?

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Did someone let the former guy nab the RNC credit card?

Almost $44,000 in fraudulent charges made on Republican National Committee credit card- thehill.com/homenews/campaign/

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@HowardStark
Why am I never surprised when I see 'RNC' and 'fraud' in the same headline?🤔

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We know that the key to getting back to normal is getting most people vaccinated. As of today, about 44.7% of the total American population (55.6% of eligible Americans 16+) have been vaccinated.

Vaccine hesitancy isn't necessarily the problem. As this Vox author explains, the people who have already been vaccinated are the most enthusiastic. Lopez compares us (and democracy.town users are overall excited about getting our ) to those who buy a new iPhone the day it comes out. But then the demand drops. Eventually other people buy one too, when they get around to it.

I signed up for a vaccine as soon as I could, and when my J&J shot was cancelled, went two counties away for the Pfizer I could get instead. A lot of people can't or won't go to that effort, but will get their shot if it's convenient. Vaccines need to be made convenient so we can save lives and return to normal.

vox.com/2021/5/5/22419281/covi

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Seeing high percentages of Americans vaccinated has been heartening, but always bittersweet because we don't live in an insular world. I live in a large cosmopolitan city where I know people from every continent who worry about family in their home countries. This instance is USA-based, but we have fediverse friends from all over and I am glad to see vaccination rates increasing elsewhere. Whether you worry about covid spread in other countries because you care about people you love, because you care about people in general, or because you care about variants coming to your own country, high vaccination rates in other parts of the world are good news.

washingtonpost.com/world/europ

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Today, voting rights are under attack nationally as Republican state legislators introduce and pass laws to put up barriers to participation in our elections.

We see it in the news every day. However, Americans are coming together to fight back. 

Sign up for a May 8 day of action to demand the passage of the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, D.C. Statehood, and to address one of the greatest obstacles to the passage of civil and voting rights – the filibuster.

Find an event near you or sign up for the virtual event. :CTA:

johnlewisdayofaction.org/lewis

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News for Joe Manchin: this is bipartisan.

The Republicans have made their contribution by state legislation. It’s his turn to add the democratic concerns. What the State GOP houses are doing is partisan change to our voting rights.

This is why we need a bigger majority in the Senate, so we don't need to count on this guy. If he's really opposed to partisan changes to voting rights law, then he would vote for this damn bill. That will prevent either side from using them.

HR1 and HR4 need to get passed or democracy dies. It is really that simple.

washingtonpost.com/politics/hr

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mothership.sg/2021/05/hsbc-cle
Good for her. Yes the people in the background are often overlooked & treated badly. Kudos to her for speaking out. I clean at a casino & we are overlooked unless they want a slot attendant or waitress.

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It is un-American. It's also anti-democratic.

DeSantis is afraid that he can't win the governor's race in Florida (and therefore, lose his shot at President, 2024) so he has to suppress the vote of the majority which he suspects will not vote for him.

Republicans are intent on voter suppression because they have no agenda for the people. They would have to run against reducing child poverty and helping middle American families and other popular Democratic policy, so they are resorting to whatever means possible, democracy be damned.

Not only do we need to pass federal voter protection laws but we also need to track down every creator and supporter of these anti-voting bills and run and support candidates to remove every one from office.

Florida gov signs GOP voting law critics call 'un-American'-
news.yahoo.com/desantis-signs-

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@Nebula There’s a term for that, but unlike Howard Stark, McConnell isn’t joking. He’s just a joke.

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No matter what you think about Musk, it's an amazing feat of engineering that SpaceX has managed to make a Starship land upright and not blow up.

youtu.be/z9eoubnO-pE?t=710

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2 links-

1, thank you President Biden. This is the right thing to do.
Biden administration to waive vaccine patent protection -
washingtonpost.com/health/2021

2, your second Covid vaccine is just as important as the first -

washingtonpost.com/health/2021

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Motto for the people behind this recount: the fraud starts here.

Observers report ballots and laptop computers have been left unattended in Arizona recount, according to secretary of state-
washingtonpost.com/politics/ar

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