Note 16: Also, for another show recommendation, check out Hot Ones on YouTube. It’s not what it sounds like.
: While we’re excited about the prospect of this new legislation, the economy did contract the first half of this year. That ain’t good, but we’re still on the right track and the Fed Chair says we’re not in a recession. More: CNBC
: We’re so glad to see the U.S. doing everything it can to get Brittney Griner home. It’s worse than unfortunate that we’re trying to negotiate with a psycho douchebag. More: NBC News
: Trump says he’s suing CNN because they called him a liar. Let’s hope CNN doesn’t apologize and beg for forgiveness. Also, he ain’t gonna sue. More: Business Insider
Note 20: Holy shit, SPs, there’s still so much news! So let’s get to it! We love y’all, and we hope you’re taking a moment to feel a little bit of hope today. Have a great day!
We’ve never seen politics twitter quite as stunned as it was yesterday when Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer announced they had a deal to address prescription drug prices, healthcare, taxes and the climate emergency. Nobody could believe that Manchin actually came through or that they successfully rolled McConnell. But goddamn it sure looks like that’s what happened. How do we know? Just look how mad Republicans are. More: CNN
Like they really didn’t take it well. So they capped off a day that started with them voting against the right to contraception by voting against wounded veterans and telling House Republicans to vote in favor of China on the CHIPS bill. They’re so used to kicking sand in our faces, they literally fell apart when we returned the favor. We’re gonna be cautiously optimistic about this thing until it’s on Biden’s desk, but damn it feels good to piss those fuckers off like this. More: The Guardian
, The Hill
No thanks, professor
Clarence Thomas, who just took delight in ripping basic human rights away from millions of women just months after his deranged wife participated in a coup attempt, will no longer teach a seminar at George Washington University. Students didn’t want his ass there. Also, why do all these law schools have such scummy people teaching? Are people really going into debt to get an education from fucking Jonathan Turley? More: GW Hatchet
White House Middle East coordinator Brett McGurk told a group of think tank experts last week it’s “highly unlikely” that the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran
will be revived in the near future, according to three U.S. sources who were on the call. More: Axios
Twenty Republicans on Wednesday voted against legislation that would reauthorize programs to combat human trafficking. More: USA Today
Sen. Dick Durbin
(D-Ill.), the No. 2 Senate Democrat, announced on Thursday he had tested positive for COVID-19, making him the latest senator to contract the virus. More: The Hill
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