The framing of this story is poorly done. It's not breaking with Democrats to support the John Lewis Voting Rights Bill. We want that passed. We also need the For the People Act, regardless of what Senator Manchin thinks.

However, he still hasn't explained where he's seeing 10 Republican votes on a voting protection bill. They seem imaginary.
abcnews.go.com/Politics/manchi

Aaaah, the facts. Pesky things, the facts.

"In 2013, when the tax rose to the current 23.8 percent, from 15 percent, on Americans with the highest incomes, the S&P 500 climbed nearly 30 percent. It was the best year for stocks in the last two decades. And after the top rate rose to 28 percent, from 20 percent, at the end of 1986, the market continued to roar higher, by nearly 40 percent through most of 1987."

Why Biden’s Plan to Raise Taxes for Rich Investors Isn’t Hurting Stocks nyti.ms/3aUFEni

"Biden’s promise to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 is going to mean life changes for everyone."

Yes, conservatives, that's the whole point!! We're already even doing it!

GOP America slogan: "America can't change anything anymore", apparently.

Because doing nothing and letting the planet go to hell obviously won't inconvenience anyone?!?

Opinion | Biden’s climate summit is full of hot air:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

Right-wing groups are domestic terrorists and should be named and prosecuted as such.

The rise of domestic extremism in America;

Data shows a surge in homegrown attacks not seen in a quarter-century.

washingtonpost.com/investigati

They lost and can't win on policy. That's all you need to know.

Texas GOP move to overhaul voting laws: What you need to know-
thehill.com/homenews/state-wat

It's gross that there even was a rule that would have prevented the Environmental Protection Agency from setting greenhouse gas limits on multiple polluting industries. That's their job.

I'm thankful that these are getting tossed out.

Court tosses Trump rule limiting emissions regulations:
thehill.com/policy/energy-envi

Yellen is right. It's about time they paid their fair share.

Yellen defends raising taxes 'in a fair way' to fund infrastructure plan,
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday defended President Biden’s expected push to raise taxes for corporations and high-earning individuals to help fund a massive infrastructure spending package:

thehill.com/policy/finance/544

What an apt metaphor for his life -- ugly, ostentatious, & slowly falling apart.

Trump's private Boeing 757 sitting idle in disrepair at New York airport: report-

thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefin

Boo hoo.

McConnell Threatens Retaliation for Filibuster Change as Idea Gains Strength nyti.ms/3lrUaXt

If they lose, they'll try and cheat. That's all this is.

We will outwork them.

Georgia Senate votes to repeal no-excuse absentee voting-
The Georgia state Senate voted along party lines on Monday to repeal no-excuse absentee voting after the state sent 2 Democrats to the Senate and voted for a Democratic presidential nominee for the first time in decades.

thehill.com/homenews/state-wat

Hey, Mastodon friends-

@MJ and I are taking a little social media vacation. There's nowhere to go far from home during a pandemic, but we're going to take a little break at real home.

See you soon! :SpiderMan:

Desperation shouldn't be a crime. This mother has 2 kids and this country doesn't provide enough help ever, let alone during a pandemic and we don't have affordable childcare, jobs that pay properly and on and on.

I'm glad Rep. Ruben Gallego is bringing attention to this.

GoFundMe set up for mother arrested after leaving kids alone while at work-
A young mother in Ohio was arrested and is facing charges of child endangerment after police said she left her children in a motel room while she worked at a local pizza shop.

thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefin

I remember reporting them all the time several years ago but way to be on the ball, Twitter. /s

Twitter permanently suspends 'Project Veritas' group-
thehill.com/policy/technology/

Just another day at work for the Sedition caucus.

Most Republicans vote against trying Trump, signaling he is likely to be acquitted of the impeachment charge. nyti.ms/3qYdZHl

These guys are like arsonists. They burn things down and then slink away.

"Dillingham's decision comes after he faced scrutiny from Democrats and other critics for allegedly succumbing to efforts by the Trump administration to politicize the census."

Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham resigns-
thehill.com/homenews/534699-ce

Some decisions for the good of the country might end a career. Many Democratic house members lost their seats in 2010 after voting for the ACA. And I think many would say it was worth it for such an important piece of legislation.

It's putting the country first. It shouldn't be hard or dramatic.

Newly sworn-in GOP representative says he may have ended his career by voting to impeach Trump-
thehill.com/homenews/sunday-ta

Trump administration lies about everything. Everything!

5 more days.
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Governors say no additional vaccine doses coming, despite Trump admin promise:
Governors are accusing the Trump administration of lying about the availability of additional coronavirus vaccines, following an announcement from top officials that doses will no longer be held in reserve.
thehill.com/policy/healthcare/

"Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s staffers barricaded themselves in their office, pulled out gas masks and looked for the special panic buttons in the office.

'Every panic button in my office had been torn out — the whole unit,' her chief of staff says."

I am hoping there's an explanation for this that doesn't include involvement from someone on the inside, but I can't think of one.

bostonglobe.com/2021/01/13/nat

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