No rent assistance.
No food assistance.
No money to help state & local governments keep essential workers on payroll.
But $1.7 billion handout to rebuild the FBI building & help increase the property value of the nearby Trump hotel. https://t.co/0pfSxwl6or
— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) July 28, 2020
“You know what’s in this bill? No medical malpractice suits until 2024, even if they’re not COVID related” Sen. Schumer says of the GOP coronavirus relief plan. “This is a K Street, corporate lawyer wish list. And of course it’s not going to pass.”https://t.co/McnGu9BKmi
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 29, 2020
Rep. Clyburn says Republicans and Democrats remain “very, very far apart” on coronavirus relief package negotiations.
The GOP “put in $2 billion for the FBI building. What’s the emergency about that?”https://t.co/0UJwRrXVlr
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 29, 2020
Unemployment benefits are being slashed, but there is money for a new FBI building in the next COVID relief bill.
WH Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany this morning says $1.75 billion for a new FBI building is a “priority” for the president, but “not a dealbreaker.” pic.twitter.com/vKdXOF2xel
— The Recount (@therecount) July 29, 2020
The GOP coronavirus bill has $1.75b for a new FBI building in its present location so as to block a potential competitor to the Trump Hotel, and 100% deduction for business meals (which would benefit Trump's hotels). But not a cent for safe and secure elections this November.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 27, 2020
Mitch McConnell on @NewsHour says "about 20 of our members think that we've already done enough" and don't want to spend more money on coronavirus aid.
That's 20 hard NOs in the Senate GOP no matter what's in the deal. A difficult place to negotiate from.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) July 29, 2020
Overall, the Republican coronavirus relief proposal stuffs $8,000,000,000 into Pentagon weapons systems built by defense contractors like Boeing, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics — corporate titans that sit atop the Washington influence industry. https://t.co/PvVy2cIOAH
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 29, 2020
Trump administration wants West Wing remodel money in coronavirus relief bill https://t.co/84eLp4BUqV
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) July 29, 2020
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his family received between $11 million and $24 million from a federal coronavirus economic relief program. His luxury resort received up to $10 million, but did not promise to retain jobs because of the loan. https://t.co/ob8WDmkAZc
— ProPublica (@propublica) July 26, 2020
The federal debt has jumped *$6.6 trillion* since Trump took office 3 1/2 years ago.
And the GOP's fiscal hawks are suddenly back worried about the debt.https://t.co/tg8iijpPYa
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) July 29, 2020
The CEOS of four Big Tech companies disputed accusations of stifling competition during a House committee hearing. But the heads of Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple sometimes struggled to answer pointed questions about their business practices.https://t.co/8TnzfjG5qe
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 29, 2020
The tech hearing devolves into chaos after @RepMGS says, "I would like to redirect your attention to anti-trust law rather than fringe conspiracy theories," prompting Jim Jordan to start shouting about Russiagate conspiracy theories pic.twitter.com/2pZHMeFF49
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 29, 2020
Well, in Jim Sensenbrenner's defense, he is a moron. https://t.co/Ir8LhotZ8n
— Rep Richard Dangler (@RDangler) July 29, 2020
“Mr Bezos you’re on mute”
What a time. pic.twitter.com/INxhGs9OLM
— Mark Di Stefano (@MarkDiStef) July 29, 2020
The demon semon succubus alien DNA reptilian humanoids lady's video urging people not to wear masks and gobble malaria pills like The Happy Mondays at the disco biscuit bowl circa 1991 starred in the most-watched Facebook video on the epidemic.https://t.co/aRbWpIL1e0
— Dan Murphy (@bungdan) July 29, 2020
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing him to abruptly cancel his plan to travel to his home state with President Trump aboard Air Force One, a House Republican aide said. https://t.co/Cs8z4RmS9Y
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 29, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) July 29, 2020
My daughter went to get a test yesterday and they told her 10-14 days. But I get it, she barely ever tries to destroy our democracy, so what does her test matter?
— Jaynie's Got a Bun (@FreeGirlNowNYC) July 29, 2020
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) July 29, 2020
Tyranny check! Deploying federal agents in 2020 vs. 2014 pic.twitter.com/2nku27Tq78
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 29, 2020
— br0keb0i (@thebr0keb0i) July 25, 2020
LOL, I love when he says “Enjoy!” like he’s already working at Applebee’s 😂 https://t.co/vWMCRksO0G
— Randy Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) July 29, 2020
And, despite all of that, tomorrow will be special.
Whenever Obama speaks, I am officially off limits. No matter the occasion. Don't DM me or @ me while he is speaking at the John Lewis funeral tomorrow.
— Niles Edward Francis (@NilesGApol) July 29, 2020
Can anyone think of a more honest slogan? Has-been Britain, Broken Britain, Delusional Britain… https://t.co/bpBRjDKCvH
— Tim Walker (@ThatTimWalker) July 29, 2020
UK car production falls 42% to lowest level since 1954 https://t.co/n5HhZmveIk
— Financial Times (@FT) July 29, 2020
Me in the Guardian on Ireland's current moment of political adulation, lasagne paired with coleslaw, and the joy of being compared to Britain's insane banana republic of malevolent toffs. https://t.co/wH7cl42UjN
— Séamas It Ever Was (@shockproofbeats) July 29, 2020
“Of course the opposition don’t like me having briefings on the BBC but there’s nothing to stop Boris from doing it” #janeygodleyvoiceover catch me on tour or check out my website https://t.co/eT2ppleupZ pic.twitter.com/mcYUsrpPps
— Janey Godley (@JaneyGodley) July 29, 2020
Is it a good idea to ignore the law and spread a deadly pandemic that’s already claimed 60,000 lives in the UK? Yeah, tricky one. https://t.co/QqiLAe77AM
— Huw (@ed_son) July 29, 2020
New Guardian piece: now is the time to push for a healthier and more resilient Britain.https://t.co/Pe6NqAC1Re
— Devi Sridhar (@devisridhar) July 29, 2020
The saddest thing about this letter is that its author is far from an isolated case…
I really hope that someone or some organisation in Cardiff, can help this woman whose letter we are publishing in the paper tomorrow, because it is heartbreaking pic.twitter.com/1Ca46AqCpa
— Rhiannon L Cosslett (@rhiannonlucyc) July 29, 2020
No agreed scientific definition of second wave. WHO: “It’s going to be one big wave. It’s going to go up and down a bit. The best thing is to flatten it and turn it into just something lapping at your feet.” https://t.co/Lkx3BVuTDE
— Brian Groom (@GroomB) July 29, 2020
Trump's decision to withdraw US Forces from Germany shows a broad lack of strategic understanding. It sends the wrong signal to our adversaries and leaves our allies vulnerable in the face of increasing global threats. It's simply unacceptable https://t.co/5J0hyFnoMi
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) July 29, 2020
A special gift to Putin and a blow to NATO. @realDonaldTrump is not playing on America’s team.
US to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany in move that will cost billions and take years – CNNPolitics https://t.co/vAcr8IPLgl
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) July 29, 2020
Has China won the battle for Hong Kong? On “The Economist Asks”, @AnneMcElvoy talks to Regina Ip, a pro-Beijing member of Hong Kong’s Executive Council, and @nathanlawkc, a leading pro-democracy activist https://t.co/ZaUZoAITs7
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) July 29, 2020