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@TonyStark Georgia is also a good adoptable seat, as Sen. Warnock is an incumbent with a tough race now that Georgia voters are being further disenfranchised. We'll have to see what other states with senate elections try the same. Ohio also has an open seat. Hopefully there will be a good Democratic candidate there and a weak Republican one to run against! @HowardStark

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@MariaHill
I think the 3 Dems yet to give the PRO Act a yes are Sinema, Kelly and Warner.
@HowardStark

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@TonyStark If you live in Virginia or Arizona, time to pick up your phone. 📲​ @HowardStark

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There are still feel-good stories in a pandemic. This one includes painted-red dryer balls, a used Fiat, and a couple of people in New Jersey named Joe and Shirley.

washingtonpost.com/nation/2021

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No one wanted Kathy Barnette and her trumpiness when she ran against Madeleine Dean in 2020. No one wants her to be our next senator either! Any of the Democrats running will do a better job, including the five people I've never heard of before who have declared (but of the current entrants, I like Fetterman and Kenyatta's positions and Fetterman's chances of carrying the state).

Also, WFMZ, she wasn’t “edged out” by Dean. That sounds like it was a close race. Dean won by 20 points! Southeastern PA is Democratic!

wfmz.com/news/area/pennsylvani

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@TonyStark On the day it happened, it seemed like surely, SURELY this was going to be the breaking point for more than just a handful of Republicans. That feels like 5 years ago and I can't believe I was so naive; I've lived among Republicans my whole life. I know the cult mentality.

I'm going to be candid and say that I've had at least a couple of violent nightmares a month since 1/6 and I can't watch footage or see photos of it without a wave of anxiety, and all I did was see events unfold on live TV (and then watch hours of news about it afterward). I can only imagine the PTSD that people who were there might be suffering now. It will be an unforgivable insult to them, and to those who died, and to the idea of this country itself if the GQP keeps an independent commission from happening.

But am I surprised? Fuck no. People just want to forget bad things that have happened, which makes it easier for evil assholes like RepubliQans to wipe it from the record.

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@CharlotteSometimes
January 6th gave me a similar feeling to 9/11 except a group of Americans attacked America.

So long as the RepubliQan Party supports their Big Lie, the only practical solution will be to drum every Republican from office- national, state, and local.

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@TonyStark Both were moments in American history that should always be remembered, and the response to this moment cannot be as horrible as the response to 9/11. I don't believe it will be, but it's going to take every ounce of skill, strength, and will that Democrats have to make it happen. And the people's support on the phones and in letter form, of course.

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@TonyStark @CharlotteSometimes I've been thinking about how a lot of the people who perpetrated 1/6 don't even believe that 9/11 happened the way it did in reality. Something in their brains doesn't work properly.

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@NatashaRomanoff @TonyStark @CharlotteSometimes Right wing lies have been a thing for a very long time, circling back around to the former guy again, with 9/11 in mind.

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We have been mired in an anti-science ditch for far too long. The Biden Administration is bringing about the resurrection of an essential part of our lives with these transformative acts.

Biden has proposed a 20 percent increase to the National Science Foundation, as well as numerous new investments totaling $180 billion in his $2.3 trillion infrastructure package: thehill.com/policy/finance/548

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The article indicates that this ruling will likely make it harder to hold the people who killed Officer Sicknick accountable. I know that medical examiners aren’t infallible. I know that if they’re good at their job, they’re only paying attention to facts and not pursuing anything other than the truth. I just hate the thought of people getting away with cold-blooded killing.

washingtonpost.com/local/publi

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@NatashaRomanoff
There was nothing "natural" about what happened to Officer Sicknick that day.

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@TonyStark Is it ever legal to spray bear spray at people when it's not in self defense? @NatashaRomanoff

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@DeterminedTherapist
You don't have to be a parent or be a registered anything. Just someone who wants to help end gun violence. Shannon Watts has accomplished a lot in this area, even though a lot of people say nothing gets done, organizations like hers have accomplished a lot on gun safety legislation around the country.

They're excellent organizers and well worth checking out.

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Some kind of independent probe needs to look at the insurrection analytically to determine which 'lefties' needed to protest an election that had the outcome that they voted for.

GOP, at least try and make it make sense when you lie.

Trump’s grip on GOP looms as support falters for independent probe of Capitol riot:
washingtonpost.com/national-se

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Really good news:

It's important to up and fund efforts where people are hit the worst.

Biden administration to provide $150 million to boost Covid response in underserved and vulnerable areas:
cnn.com/2021/04/19/politics/am

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@CarolDanvers You can get your real shot and card much faster than your fake one will come even by FedEx overnight. Places have walk-in appointments now.

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Good but I don't know where he thinks 10 Republican Senate votes are coming from. Maybe things like this will get him to reconsider his filibuster stance.

Manchin throws support behind union-backed PRO Act |
thehill.com/policy/finance/549

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