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Sep 29 โ€ข 9 tweets โ€ข 5 min read
Here's a rundown of Daniel Dale's fact checks on the first day of the House's circus, uh, impeachment inquiry.

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๐—๐—ถ๐—บ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—›๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—•๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—•๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—บ๐—ฎ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐Ÿคฅ

Jun 30 โ€ข 6 tweets โ€ข 2 min read
Remember in November these Republican members of Congress had their PPP loans forgiven, but were against student loan relief.

The estimated net worth of each member is shown below. Marjorie Taylor Greene -
an Apri 2023 interview with Leslie Stahl on โ€œ60 Minutesโ€ showed her total wealth to be $11 million.

All other estimates are from .

Greg Pence had an estimated net worth of $12,605,504 in 2018.OpenSecrets.com
Jun 13 โ€ข 6 tweets โ€ข 2 min read
Pride month is needed because only 7 years ago, a gunman with an AR 15 style weapon killed 49 people & wounded 53 others at #Pulse nightclub.

And LGBTQ+ rights are under constant attack from Republican extremists, who demonize them to scare their base into voting Republican. Image The names and ages of those we lost that night:








Jun 12 โ€ข 49 tweets โ€ข 17 min read
Over the next few days, I'll tweet excerpts from the 2nd indictment (politi.co/3J7rsrY)

People who have read the main points are less likely to fall for GOP disinformation.

Introduction, # 3 - an overview of the types of info in the boxes. Image Introduction, # 4 & 5: Trump left office, and took classified documents to Mar a Lago without authorization.

He kept the documents there in various rooms despite it not being an authorized location for classified documents. Image
May 23 โ€ข 7 tweets โ€ข 3 min read
There are different ways to reduce the national debt:

Republican plan: slash everything other than defense by 22% - Social Security, veterans' benefits, Medicaid, etc.

Democrats' plan: make the rich and large corporations pay their fair share. Don't cut benefits working peopleโ€ฆ twitter.com/i/web/status/1โ€ฆ bit.ly/3OAr211
May 21 โ€ข 8 tweets โ€ข 3 min read
Mississippi Governor @tatereeves has a pattern of appointing wealthy donors to well paying, influential positions in the state government.

Gulfport Memorial Hospital CEO Kent Nicaud wrote Reeves a $25,000 campaign check 3 weeks before Reeves appointed him to theโ€ฆ twitter.com/i/web/status/1โ€ฆ Image Kentโ€™s wife Jenny Field Nicaud, an attorney, got a Reeves appointment in 2021 as an administrative law judge for the Mississippi Workers Compensation Commission. In that role, Jenny earns $120,768 per year. Image
May 16 โ€ข 10 tweets โ€ข 4 min read
People are talking about the price of produce going up due to Florida's new immigration law that requires employers to check worker status via E-Verify, bans undocumented people from getting IDs / drivers licenses & requires hospitals to report costs of care of undocumentedโ€ฆ twitter.com/i/web/status/1โ€ฆ Per the Center for Migration Studies, Hispanic undocumented immigrants have high labor force participation and employment rates, especially in essential occupations.

๐—ข๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฒ% ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—›๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ of working age have jobs.
May 14 โ€ข 5 tweets โ€ข 2 min read
The mayor of El Paso said Friday that "we have not seen any big numbers" as compared to last week.

Migrants seeking asylum say a "whisper network" warned of possible punishments under Title 8, the law that was in place before Title 42 and is now being enforced again in itsโ€ฆ twitter.com/i/web/status/1โ€ฆ Image Under Title 8, people who repeatedly attempt to enter the U.S. illegally face penalties, including a potential five-year ban and criminal prosecution.

Title 42 had suspended those penalties, which led to an increase in the number of people who repeatedly crossed the borderโ€ฆ twitter.com/i/web/status/1โ€ฆ
May 12 โ€ข 4 tweets โ€ข 2 min read
In 1890, delegates at Mississippi's constitutional convention chose crimes that would cause a permanent loss of voting rights: bribery, burglary, theft, arson, perjury, forgery, embezzlement and bigamy.

The delegates chose crimes they thought Black people wereโ€ฆ twitter.com/i/web/status/1โ€ฆ Image ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ% of Black MS residents of voting age can't vote due to these laws.

This was part of a larger plan to stop freed slaves (who outnumbered white men of voting age) from voting after the passage of the 15th amendment.

The process of getting the right to vote back is soโ€ฆ twitter.com/i/web/status/1โ€ฆ
May 11 โ€ข 5 tweets โ€ข 3 min read
Last night, @CNN & #ChrisLicht gave Trump a free prime time campaign rally in New Hampshire, with ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ฎ his supporters in the audience.

Did they recruit at Trump's NH rally last month?

Licht is says CNN "got answers" - from an all white, Trump supporting audience. Image This was a strategy on CNN's part to generate talk, buzz, and outrage headlines for CNN.

They miss the traction they got when Trump was in office.

It's a ratings game for them. Image
Mar 1 โ€ข 4 tweets โ€ข 2 min read
About the House hearing on #fentanyl on Tuesday, Feb 29th...

This woman is VERY angry that the Trump admin provided COVID aid and didn't watch her sons.

It's the government's fault for helping people during an economic crisis?

The GOP is wasting taxpayer money. Source for info about Ms. Kiessling's sons:
Feb 27 โ€ข 6 tweets โ€ข 1 min read
Why is it important to avoid transphobic comments?

They hurt trans people, ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† trans youth.

๐Ÿ”นData indicate that ๐Ÿด๐Ÿฎ% of transgender people have considered killing themselves
#TransRightsAreHumanRights ๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฌ% of trans people have attempted suicide, with suicidality highest among transgender youth

๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฒ% of trans youth reported a previous suicide attempt and ๐Ÿด๐Ÿฒ% reported suicidality
May 25, 2022 โ€ข 10 tweets โ€ข 4 min read
A list of #GunControl bills Democrats introduced after shootings, which Republicans blocked:

#SandyHook, 2012. 21 killed.

Congress proposed bipartisan bill expanding background checks, a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines.

Blocked by Republicans.
Charleston, South Carolina, Dylan Roof kills 9 people in a Black church.

Democrats tried to eliminate what became known as the "Charleston loophole," which allows people with incomplete background checks to purchase guns after three days.

Blocked by Republicans.
Oct 28, 2021 โ€ข 5 tweets โ€ข 1 min read
Me trying to get all the info from my parents to schedule their COVID booster shots "Do you have a separate insurance card? Yes? Okay, I need pics of the front and back of that too. Right now, I'm in the middle of scheduling you right now."
Sep 17, 2021 โ€ข 16 tweets โ€ข 4 min read
The #FreedomToVoteAct was introduced earlier this week.

This is an original bill that address damage done by GOP voter suppression laws passed after the 2020 election.

Supporters of this bill:
Sen. Manchin
Stacey Abrams
Sen. Warnock
Barack Obama
Sen. Klobuchar
Marc Elias
๐Ÿงต Democracy Docket
Vice President Harris
Fair Fight
Indivisible Guide
Sen. Merkley
Sen. Padilla
Feb 26, 2021 โ€ข 8 tweets โ€ข 4 min read
The CPAC 2021 stage is in the shape of an Odal rune, used by Nazi Germany.

These #WhiteSupremacist extremists are anti-democracy and anti anyone who doesn't agree with them.

It's a mistake to dismiss them as "crazy". This is CPAC. Not a small fringe group.

(short thread) In Nazi Germany, this rune symbolized "blood and soil".
Jan 22, 2021 โ€ข 5 tweets โ€ข 1 min read
There is nothing @RepCawthorn won't lie about. โ€œThe International Paralympic Committee, the IPC, they have a registry of athletes. You have to be on it to even compete internationally,โ€

The list is publicly available, and contains over 4,000 athletes from around the world. Cawthorn isnโ€™t on it.
Jan 21, 2021 โ€ข 5 tweets โ€ข 3 min read
Jan 16, 2021 โ€ข 4 tweets โ€ข 1 min read
DC: Barricades everywhere. A green zone with National Guards checking reason for entry.

Preparation for IEDs.

All to protect the Inauguration.

This is where Trump has brought us. twitter.com/i/events/13504โ€ฆ
Oct 3, 2020 โ€ข 8 tweets โ€ข 7 min read
Joe Biden has a plan to combat #COVID19.

You can read it here.

Here's a nice summary in graphics.

Free #testing for all with a national testing board. #BidenCoalition
1/8 Doubling the number of drive-thru #testingsites for the #CoronavirusPandemic.
Oct 2, 2020 โ€ข 5 tweets โ€ข 2 min read
Want to revisit this Shallow Hal tweet, Dave?

Biden has always stayed fit. He's listened to medical experts and he takes all recommended precautions, not only for his health, but to avoid exposing others and risking their health.

THAT'S the president I want.