BREAKING: Russians voted overwhelmingly in favor of constitutional amendments allowing Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036, according to early referendum results from a referendum marred by widespread voting irregularities. https://t.co/NVYLLafMLh
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 1, 2020
Russian voters overwhelmingly back a ploy by President Putin to rule until 2036. There was little doubt about the outcome. https://t.co/ZmjUiOG00L
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) July 1, 2020
Intelligence on the Russian bounty plot was included in the President’s Daily Brief earlier this year, a source says.
But he did nothing, @JohnAvlon says. In today’s #RealityCheck, he explains how this fits in the larger pattern of Trump’s posture towards Russia’s Putin. pic.twitter.com/BlrAV02hLQ
— New Day (@NewDay) July 1, 2020
Трахни меня, это гений ….
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) July 1, 2020
Perspective | Trump would do anything for Putin. No wonder he’s ignoring the Russian bounties. https://t.co/yK0OoB7U78
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) July 1, 2020
Trump has once again sided with Putin over America and our allies. He is an embarrassingly #WeakPresident.
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) July 1, 2020
The Russia Bounty story is just another made up by Fake News tale that is told only to damage me and the Republican Party. The secret source probably does not even exist, just like the story itself. If the discredited @nytimes has a source, reveal it. Just another HOAX!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2020
— Wes Clark (@GeneralClark) July 1, 2020
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 1, 2020
Trump dodges a question about how he'd respond if it turned out to be true that Russia put bounties on US troops pic.twitter.com/D499SSsBVZ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 1, 2020
Elsewhere in Trumpworld…
Trump Ignores Fauci. America Pays The Price. pic.twitter.com/spnNIfSHGw
— Republican Voters Against Trump (@RVAT2020) July 1, 2020
Some of Trump's political advisers believe he has suffered grave political damage due to the pandemic. "There is a fair amount of concern," a Trump adviser tells us. https://t.co/Oh9hYzA69a
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 1, 2020
Mark Meadows, Jared Kushner and Hope Hicks "continue to recommend that Trump largely steer clear of" the virus crisis, while VP Pence and Peter Navarro "are pushing the President to take on a more active role," @acosta, @JDiamond1 & @Kevinliptakcnn report https://t.co/D6HaYMB9rl
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 1, 2020
"It is time to be alarmed."
Rising cases, rising hospitalizations, rising concerns. Great reporting here from @charlesornstein & @Mike_Hixenbaugh on what's happening at Houston hospitals as the area becomes a hotspot.https://t.co/StMe7Vr19b
— Andrea Valdez (@andreamvaldez) July 1, 2020
South Carolina reports a record COVID death toll & 1,497 new cases as state health official warns swift spread is hampering ability to keep up with contact tracing https://t.co/1dWxN1YPHp
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) July 1, 2020
Workers are getting laid off for a second time, as the virus’s surge puts reopenings on hold https://t.co/XZqwNMqZ6Z
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 30, 2020
Welcome to the Freedom Cafe! We trust you to make your own choices if you want to wear a face mask. And, in the same spirit of individual liberty, we allow our staff to make their own choices about the safety procedures they prefer to follow as they prepare and serve your food.
— Libby (@libbyjones715) June 28, 2020
Media increasingly direct in describing the reality we all see in front of us. This is a headline on a straight news story. https://t.co/BehSXweOu8
— Brendan Nyhan (@BrendanNyhan) July 1, 2020
BREAKING: Bipartisan Senate leadership rarely gets together on anything. But they have gotten together today to object to Trump’s attempt to take over Voice of America & turn it into a propaganda mill.
Here’s their letter, & the lawsuit to stop this outrage is also proceeding. pic.twitter.com/sMasuUSPUg
— Norm Eisen (@NormEisen) July 1, 2020
Another glimmer, though…
A federal judge appointed by President Trump has ruled that the Trump administration must end a policy that effectively bars most Central American migrants fleeing poverty and persecution from obtaining asylum in the U.S.https://t.co/jTALPHLBQR
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 1, 2020
Is Fox News catching on to what we’ve known for years? pic.twitter.com/lptGT18umh
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 1, 2020
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) July 1, 2020
Boz the Bluster gets hammered in PMQs ‘whack-a-mole’ | John Crace https://t.co/7N6ksdLG0m
— John Crace (@JohnJCrace) July 1, 2020
TODAY WE HAVE THE SIXTH HIGHEST DEATH RATE IN THE WORLD WITH 176 DEATHS.
THAT IS TODAY ONLY
STOP WAFFLING ON LIKE NOTHING IS HAPPENING. pic.twitter.com/Y2qmBgmox4
— Just an ordinary bloke (@Amusing_Times) July 1, 2020
“We’re the builders”
The only thing you have built, @BorisJohnson, is a handful of misleading three word slogans.
You couldn’t even build a bridge with some plants on it… or a simple app.
You just pretend everyone else is to blame for your own inept dithering. https://t.co/iEJmkXn3CG
— Dr Mike Galsworthy (@mikegalsworthy) July 1, 2020
The problem with “Whack-a-Mole” to Covid is that, if Boris Johnson understood the game, the mole pops up somewhere else!
It’s not a strategy, it’s a disaster#PMQs
— nazir afzal (@nazirafzal) July 1, 2020
We need 'structures that are fit to cope' says Downing St amid fears for future of Public Health England https://t.co/STxsnR8rLg
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) July 1, 2020
“Mixing indoors is much riskier than mixing outside”
Professor John Edmunds says that he expects the epidemiology to change over the summer with more widespread transmission, as there is more risk in contracting the virus indoors in places like pubs #peston pic.twitter.com/wFq4OYCML0
— Peston (@itvpeston) July 1, 2020
10 'Nightingale courts' to be opened amid backlog of half a million cases https://t.co/qrgYrv3AAf
— The Independent (@Independent) July 1, 2020
Boris Johnson relaxed immigration rules to allow millions of people in Hong Kong to emigrate to the U.K., in response to China's new security law in Britain's former colony https://t.co/vh4oYqHQEv
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 1, 2020
"What's a cool mil to you serfs?"
Prince Charles bags £1m from Cornish people dying without a will under archaic rules https://t.co/oPGxoG4bUy
— Renegade Inc. (@Renegade_Inc) July 1, 2020
— Clay Harris 🇪🇺 (@mudlarklives) July 1, 2020
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) July 1, 2020
Hong Kong's new national-security law is one of the biggest assaults on a liberal society since the second world war https://t.co/D6K02mRZGQ
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) July 1, 2020
Not only does Putin own Trump, so does Xi. Russia & China are no longer afraid of us. I don’t want to hear another word out of Republican Senators about protecting Hong Kong until they are ready to call out Trump for this massive foreign policy failure. https://t.co/KX4zUYExQ6
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) July 1, 2020
— Al Jazeera News (@AJENews) July 1, 2020
The Saharan dust plume is a supersized version of ones that cross the Atlantic all the time, ferrying particles that irritate lungs but also fertilize plant and ocean life https://t.co/9wT4zk8cPT
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) July 1, 2020
Saying it like it is. Peta Credlin of Sky News says climate science is just as unsettled as pandemic science. Computer models are used to incite fear but cannot predict the future. Even the IPCC admits that. https://t.co/zw0rNnj3HS
— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) July 1, 2020
Stop. Now… For the love of God, don’t you know this is how the best horror movies start…?
Scientists bring back to life a 32,000-year-old flowering plant pic.twitter.com/jQimPeFmIn
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 1, 2020
Six months down.
Three to go.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 1, 2020