Sam Stein

Sam Stein

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NEW — Trump aides are encourgaing him to NOT do interviews, fearful it will cause more harm. Meanwhile, some TV anchors tell us they’d be hesitant to book him, worried their platforms would be used to incite violence @gabriellahope_  @meridithmcgraw  @dlippman 

If Jenna Ryan sold your house or helped you find one, I would love to hear from you. Please. DMs are open.

Lindsey Graham suggests that George Washington may face a post-presidential impeached for owning slaves. “where does this stop?” he tells Hannity.

The Trump WH, tonight, proposed cutting $4b in funding from a group trying to distribute COVID vaccines globally.

NEW — A rehearsal for Joe Biden’s inauguration scheduled for Sunday has been postponed because of security concerns, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. via and @tylerpager  @Olivia_Beavers 

There is an oddly disproportionate number of people in media/politics who are from Buffalo, which becomes evident in days like yesterday

An aggressive first volley in the 2024 shadow wars, this time taking a sharp stand against giving disadvantaged kids.... food.


As you watch MAGA protestors storm the capitol largely unimpeded, recall that BLM protestors were peacefully outside the White House and Trump had them dispersed with, what turned out to be, tear gas.

Am I the only one who goes to bed every night convinced that my mild throat scratch is the beginnings of coronavirus only to wake up with a wave of huge relief that it's gone?

Why are Raphael Warnock’s faith and sermons fair game for attack but Amy Coney Barrett’s religious views not?

So the sequence here appears to be. 1. DNI gets intel that Russia is interfering again in the election 2. Acting DNI briefs lawmakers about the threat. 3. Trump finds out 4. Trump berates acting DNI 5. Trump replaces acting DNI with political stooge/ally

What's the logic for wanting to bail out the cruise line industry but not cover the costs of the postal service?

Trumps campaign appears to believe he has won the election by putting on a mask, which raises the question of why they resisted this tactically brilliant political move until after 133k deaths

So Collins and Alexander confirm that CHIP, a program that gives health care to 9m kids and whose money expired in Sept, won’t be renewed this year. Maybe next year. 9 million klids.

As Pence’s team mocks Harris for wanting a plexiglass barrier on the debate stage, worth noting that the CDC’s own guidelines call for work spaces to “install physical barriers, such as clear plastic sneeze guards” if applicable. Pence runs the COVID task force.