“If you are learning about the Holocaust at almost 50 years of age, you’ve got a real problem,” said Ana Navarro.
— Read on www.huffpost.com/entry/the-view-marjorie-taylor-greene-apology_n_60c9376fe4b0c7cdc8639801
Cristiano Ronaldo’s removal of two Coca-Cola bottles during a press conference at the Euros has coincided with a $4bn fall in the share price of the drinks giant
— Read on www.theguardian.com/football/2021/jun/16/cristiano-ronaldo-snubs-coca-cola-billions-wiped-off-drink-giants-market-value
As the Manhattan DA ramps up the heat in their investigation into the Trump Organization, The New York Times reports that DA Cy Vance may charge Trump’s money man Allen Weisselberg as soon as this summer. Vance has also tapped two top prosecutors to assist him on the case. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber is joined by DOJ veteran Matt Miller to discuss the significance of Vance’s hiring decision and what the additions to the team signal about the state of the investigation. Miller explains that Vance’s decision to bring in two veteran prosecutors is not just to make the investigation strong, but to tell Vance before he makes any decisions that “this is a case you can win.”
— Read on www.msnbc.com/the-beat-with-ari/watch/mob-tactics-trouble-for-trump-as-org-criminal-probe-turns-to-mafia-expert-114857541552
MSNBC’s Brian Williams shares the tale of Jason Riddle who stands accused of participating in the Trump-incited Capitol insurrection. Riddle recently spoke to Katherine Underwood with Boston’s NBC10 about his political ambitions — but didn’t know the candidate he wanted to defeat was a member of the U.S. House rather than the Massachusetts state house.
— Read on www.msnbc.com/11th-hour/watch/accused-capitol-rioter-gets-schooled-by-nbc-reporter-on-tv-114869829821
Will she serve Burger King with French fries in paper cups?
The event was the first of its kind at the vice president’s residence.
— Read on www.huffpost.com/entry/kamala-harris-senators-dinner_n_60c97934e4b0b80b49e8f736
The bill would lead to Juneteenth becoming the 12th federal holiday and is expected to easily pass the House. Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free.
— Read on www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/senate-approves-bill-to-make-juneteenth-a-federal-holiday
Those without honor…
A few Republican lawmakers took issue with calling the storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump rioters an “insurrection.”
— Read on www.businessinsider.com/21-gop-lawmakers-vote-against-honoring-law-enforcement-for-jan-6-efforts-2021-6
anti-Trump pro-democracy representatives called out Paul Gosar for his comments during a committee hearing earlier in the day.
— Read on www.mediaite.com/news/adam-kinzinger-liz-cheney-slam-paul-gosar/
Because who needs the truth?
Democrats are pushing for investigations into Trump’s justice department for data seizures from Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff
— Read on www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/16/senate-republicans-trump-justice-department-democrats-data
President Biden suspended new oil and gas drilling leases on federal lands. A judge in Louisiana ruled those leases could not be temporarily halted.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/06/15/climate/biden-drilling-federal-land.html
Michael Flynn was honored at an Alabama county GOP dinner in Birmingham over the weekend. He was the event’s keynote speaker & received a “certificate of recognition” from Gov. Kay Ivey. To Flynn’s left is current Alabama Supreme Court Justice Mike Bolin.
It’s a bit reductive but if you replaced every mention of “Critical Race Theory” with “Welfare Queens”, you’d have a much clearer sense of what this the right’s latest con on behalf of the rich is all about. -@LOLGOP
— Read on www.eclectablog.com/2021/06/this-is-going-to-dominate-in-2022-with-special-guest-prof-ian-haney-lopez.html
“It is important to step back and recognize what is really going on with conservative backlash in the aftermath of the Floyd murder.”
— Read on digbysblog.net/2021/06/the-rights-newest-dog-whistle/
Guangdong, a major shipping hub, accounts for about 24% of China’s total exports and is home to the Shenzhen port and the Guangzhou port.
— Read on www.cnbc.com/amp/2021/06/15/china-covid-cases-causing-higher-shipping-costs-delayed-goods.html
The Pentagon Papers story “is a warning about how a government willing to lie to its people to foment a war of brutal aggression abroad will not hesitate to eviscerate democracy at home.”
— Read on www.jacobinmag.com/2021/06/daniel-ellsberg-pentagon-papers-vietnam-war-50-years-whistleblowers
CA, CT, HI, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NM, NY, PA, RI, VT & WA have all reached Biden’s 70% vaccination goal. Feel like they have something in common. Can’t quite put my finger on it…
‘ideologically neutral’ is white-speech
Framework comes five months after violent mob attacked the Capitol but takes care to remain ideologically neutral
— Read on www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/15/white-house-domestic-terrorism-plan-biden
In the first public accounting in decades, the AP tracked how many US military weapons have been lost or stolen. The Pentagon says it’s a fraction of its arsenal, but local prosecutors say some of the weapons of war have resurfaced in violent crimes.
— Read on apnews.com/article/government-and-politics-business-gun-politics-crime-6caba27108d05a8b7c1860959d1ae130