John Harwood

John Harwood

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from Robert Caro's Master of the Senate, about LBJ: "there took place therefore so many 'extended discussions' of measures to keep them from coming to a vote that the device got a name, 'filibuster,' from the Dutch word vrijbuiter, which means 'freebooter' or 'pirate'..." /1

"Buffalo Bills and Sabres fans must be fully vaccinated to attend games at Highmark Stadium and KeyBank Center this fall, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said: " 'Our goal is 100% full house and that's ensuring everybody entering that facility, fans, staff are vaccinated' "

new Monmouth University poll: proportion who say they'll never get covid vaccine if they can avoid it 5% of Democrats 22% of independents 43% of Republicans

"...and which passed into the Spanish as filibustero, because the sleek, swift ship used by Caribbean pirates was called a filibote, and into legislative parlance because the device was, after all, a pirating, or hijacking of the very heart of the legislative process..." /2

"Like seniority, filibustering became a tool of the South early on..." /3

from my CNN colleague @Kevinliptakcnn : "The US intelligence community has only 'low to moderate confidence' that Russia offered bounties on American troops serving in Afghanistan, and isn't imposing punishment on Moscow for the possible action, a senior official said"


it happened in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 under President Obama

BREAKING from CNN:   “The Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to a court record unsealed on Tuesday by the chief judge of the DC District Court.”

the pandemic is now EVERY WEEK taking twice as many American lives as were lost on 9/11

her husband is a billionaire coal-mining magnate

it did happen. 2014 Q2/Q3: 4.6%/5.2% which actually is higher than: 2017 Q2/Q3: 3.1%/3.0% magic

the Dow increased more in Obama’s first 11 months (29%) than Trump’s (24%)

if you wonder why some NFL players take a knee, watch this