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Monday, December 06, 2021

Barton Gellman: Technically, the next attempt to overthrow a national election may not qualify as a coup. It will rely on subversion more than violence, although each will have its place. read more


Better.com CEO Vishal Garg announced the mortgage company is laying off about 9% of its workforce on a Zoom webinar Wednesday abruptly informing the more than 900 employees on the call they were being terminated just before the holidays. read more


Reality Winner's mother: What Reality did was not espionage. What Reality did was patriotism. She actually stood up and worked for the American people to give us the truth about an attack on our vote, an attack on our democracy, an attack on our country. And I'm very proud of her for that. read more


Sunday, December 05, 2021

NPR looked at deaths per 100,000 people in roughly 3,000 counties across the U.S. from May 2021, the point at which vaccinations widely became available. People living in counties that went 60% or higher for Trump in November 2020 had 2.7 times the death rates of those that went for Biden. Counties with an even higher share of the vote for Trump saw higher COVID-19 mortality rates. read more


A Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) cruise ship disembarking in New Orleans this weekend has identified 10 COVID-19 cases among its crew members and passengers. Governor John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana Department of Health, the City of New Orleans and the Port of New Orleans are aware and working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to initiate existing COVID-19 agreements and protocols with the cruise line.
The Norwegian Breakaway departed from New Orleans on Nov. 28 and stopped in Belize, Honduras and Mexico on its voyage. There are more than 3,200 individuals onboard. NCL has been adhering to appropriate quarantine and isolation protocols as new cases and exposures have been identified aboard this vessel. Additionally, every individual aboard will be tested for COVID-19 prior to disembarking, and will be provided post-exposure and quarantine public health guidance by the CDC. Those who test positive for COVID-19 will either (1) travel by personal vehicle directly to their personal residence or (2) self-isolate according to current CDC guidelines in accommodations provided by NCL. The Louisiana Department of Health, City of New Orleans and Port of New Orleans will continue to keep the public updated should new developments arise. read more


Claire Cain Miller and Margot Sanger-Katz: Legal abortions would fall, particularly among poor women in the South and Midwest, and out-of-state travel and abortion pills would play a bigger role. read more


A man who tested positive for the Omicron coronavirus variant says 15 of his friends are also sick "It's hard to say that it is a 'superspreader.' read more


Former Sen. David Perdue plans to announce he'll challenge Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, setting up an epic Republican Party primary clash in one of the nation's top battleground states. read more


After South African scientists alerted the world last week to the new, concerning Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, researchers here in the U.S. warned that the highly mutated strain was likely already circulating on American soil. It was just a matter of time before someone found it. read more


San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance to suspend the city's Cannabis Business Tax through the end of next year, in an attempt to curb illegal marijuana sales. read more


U.S. Is Close to Having 200 Million People Fully Vaccinated read more


Donald Trump issued a statement stating that anyone who believes there was wide spread election fraud in the 2020 presidential election is "very stupid" or "very corrupt." read more


Laura Bradley: In an almost incredible failure to read the room, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) on Saturday shared a photo of himself and his family grinning widely as they all wield rifles -- an image he captioned with, "Santa, please bring more ammo," just days after the latest deadly school shooting. read more


Bob Dole, the longtime lawmaker who overcame life-threatening injuries during World War II to become a shepherd of the Republican Party, died in his sleep at the age of 98. Dole's death was confirmed by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation in a statement Sunday. "It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep," the foundation said. "At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years." In February, Dole revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and said he was starting treatment. A former Senate majority leader and the 1996 Republican nominee for president, the native of Russell, Kansas, championed everything from reforming the federal food stamp program to bringing awareness to disabilities.


As storms and fires become more severe, disaster housing policy has failed to keep up, leaving people displaced for months on end. read more


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