Sam Stein

Sam Stein

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Parler was supposed to be the conservative Mecca Twitter alternative. Instead, the A Listers who pledged they were going there have stopped posting and the site’s became a depository for Q musings and alleged Hunter Biden porn Via @willsommer 

I'm not expert. But I am willing to make this definitive declaration: stranding your supporters in the cold and inducing hypothermic shock in several of them is not good

The Biden campaign's travel schedule to close the race exudes a type of confidence that basically 99.999% of the Democratic Party is too psychologically scarred to have.

BIG news break from @ErinBanco  — Top officials adviser Trump’s COVID task force say they’ve entered a stage where they’ve begun implement herd immunity policies

A Snap Chat Scam: "Fans of the president thought they were getting free merchandise for a small shipment fee. Instead, they were signed up for $50-a-month “membership” programs.” Via @lachlan 

The success of a Joe Biden presidency is almost entirely predicated on getting COVID right. But experts warn that there is a big hitch in his plan for the pandemic. Must read from and @ErinBanco  @scottbix 

My dinner tonight was eggs rolls, challah and halloween candy…. And a G&T.

A remarkable stat in this piece: 450 donors who maxed out to Trump in 2016 have not given a penny this go around.

This is among the most symbolic and memorable endorsement opeds of this cycle


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?

NEW — The son of one of Trump’s pardon recipients gave $85k to Trump victory this August. His wife gave $50k that same month. On top of that, they made an in-kind contribution for $75k in air travel.

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.

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

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

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

One other data point: Loeffler had not made a single stock transaction during the three weeks she served in office prior to this one. This was her first. The day she got the coronavirus briefing.

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.