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9 minutes ago · @StephenPomper.@CrisisGroup: "The International Crisis Group calls for the immediate release of its North East Asia Senior Adviser Michael Kovrig. Michael was detained on Monday night in Beijing by the Beijing Bureau of Chinese State Security."
@Rob_Malley:
.@MichaelKovrig has been unjustly detained in China @CrisisGroup calls for his immediate release  https://www.crisisgroup.org/detention-crisis-group-senior-adviser 
, @Rob_Malley.@MichaelKovrig has been unjustly detained in China @CrisisGroup calls for his immediate release  https://www.crisisgroup.org/detention-crisis-group-senior-adviser , @CrisisGroupOur North East Asia Senior Adviser @MichaelKovrig has been detained since Monday in #China We call for his immediate release.  https://www.crisisgroup.org/detention-crisis-group-senior-adviser , @JGuehennoDetention of Michael Kovrig  https://www.crisisgroup.org/detention-crisis-group-senior-adviser  via @CrisisGroup and 3 others
Detention of Crisis Group North East Asia Senior Adviser

The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict

Crisis Group

The Stigma Of Being Conservative Is Worse Than That Of Being Gay

Everything I was told to fear about being openly gay has become a reality in being openly conservative. Repression, job threats, censorship.

The Federalist

15 minutes ago · @DanielLarison"Trump said he could abide by legislation ending U.S. support for the Saudi-led war effort in Yemen"  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-saudi-exclusive/exclusive-trump-says-standing-by-saudi-crown-prince-despite-pleas-from-senate-idUSKBN1OB01C?il=0  I don't believe this for a second. If that's true, why have they been in full-court press against S.J.Res. 54 all year long?, @olgaNYC1211Overwhelming evidence shows that MbS ordered Khashoggi’s brutal murder Our CIA has evidence of MbS ordering Khashoggi’s murder yet ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ voices his strong support for MbS Kushner & Trump’s role in the coverup need to be investigated  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-saudi-exclusive-idUSKBN1OB01C , @joshgreenmanOpposing Iran will get you lotsa lotsa credit
@kylegriffin1:
Trump tells Reuters that he's standing by Saudi Arabia's crown prince despite a CIA assessment that he ordered the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. "He's the leader of Saudi Arabia. They've been a very good ally," Trump said.  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-saudi-exclusive/exclusive-trump-says-standing-by-saudi-crown-prince-despite-pleas-from-senate-idUSKBN1OB01C?il=0 
, @EpicureanDealThis horrible, festering, fat, corrupt, stupid man deserves everything possible bad to happen to the gaping void of his black, black soul. Fuck him.  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-saudi-exclusive-idUSKBN1OB01C  and 8 others
Trump says standing by Saudi crown prince despite pleas...

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he stood by Saudi Arabia's crown prince despite a CIA assessment that he ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and pleas from U.S. senators...

U.S.

18 minutes ago · @ayosogunroSocially-sanctioned pedophilia is a reality in Nigeria. But many of us ignore this fact while making unfounded arguments equating tolerance for gay people with tolerance for pedophiles. How is it that you confuse love between consenting adults with this rape/hostage situation?
@daily_nigerian:
Man, 70, marries 15-year-old sweetheart in Niger [PHOTOS]  https://dailynigerian.com/man-70-marries-15-year-old-sweetheart-in-niger-photos/  pic.twitter.com/OXPtWRiVCm
, @so_soyeciousYoure shameless people. You call that “sweetheart”. Its because there are pedophiles among you. Assholes
@daily_nigerian:
Man, 70, marries 15-year-old sweetheart in Niger [PHOTOS]  https://dailynigerian.com/man-70-marries-15-year-old-sweetheart-in-niger-photos/  pic.twitter.com/OXPtWRiVCm
, @ogbeniseyi“Sweetheart”. Pigs.
@daily_nigerian:
Man, 70, marries 15-year-old sweetheart in Niger [PHOTOS]  https://dailynigerian.com/man-70-marries-15-year-old-sweetheart-in-niger-photos/  pic.twitter.com/OXPtWRiVCm
, @topeatibaThe poor girl looks sad! What is this madness 🤷🏾‍♂️
@daily_nigerian:
Man, 70, marries 15-year-old sweetheart in Niger [PHOTOS]  https://dailynigerian.com/man-70-marries-15-year-old-sweetheart-in-niger-photos/  pic.twitter.com/OXPtWRiVCm
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Man, 70, marries 15-year-old sweetheart in Niger [PHOTOS]

A man in Niger State, Yakubu Chanji, has tied the knot with a teenager, said to be 15-year-old.

Daily Nigerian

19 minutes ago · @BoldProgressive“I know, given the new people that we engaged in democracy, that we have restored hope for many. We have given hope to many and we must do everything we can to keep that hope." -- @AyannaPressley 🌟
@Ocasio2018:
I am so incredibly proud of @AyannaPressley.  https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/one-of-the-democratic-stars-of-2018-sharply-rebuked-her 
, @Mr_BermanOne Of The Democratic Stars Of 2018 Sharply Rebuked Her Party In A Private Meeting  https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/one-of-the-democratic-stars-of-2018-sharply-rebuked-her  via @darrensands, @ConnieOnBikePressley echoed a challenging statement she has made about Democrats and identity: “Are we really who we say we are?”  https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/one-of-the-democratic-stars-of-2018-sharply-rebuked-her  via @darrensands, @Ocasio2018I am so incredibly proud of @AyannaPressley.  https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/one-of-the-democratic-stars-of-2018-sharply-rebuked-her  and 5 others
One Of The Democratic Stars Of 2018 Sharply Rebuked Her Party In A Private Meeting

Ayana Pressley offered donors a vision for the Democratic Party’s future and essentially asked them to get down or sit down.

BuzzFeed

21 minutes ago · @jsfAlso in today's news: "Over the past three decades of global warming, the oldest and thickest ice in the Arctic has declined by a stunning 95 percent, according the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s annual Arctic Report Card."  https://www.washingtonpost.com/energy-environment/2018/12/11/arctic-is-even-worse-shape-than-you-realize/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d0c4c0f2a764 , @ronsilliman https://www.washingtonpost.com/energy-environment/2018/12/11/arctic-is-even-worse-shape-than-you-realize/?utm_term=.6121cb07be2e , @syd3825The Arctic is in even worse shape than you realize  http://a.msn.com/01/en-us/BBQNYGK?ocid=st , @idigminesWhere does it go? It became very cold water free to flow to other parts of the Earth. While the AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERTURE INCREASES, the will be cooler microclimates in locations where melt water from the poles flows.
@billmckibben:
Wow. New numbers show that 95% of the oldest, thickest ice in the Arctic is now gone.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/energy-environment/2018/12/11/arctic-is-even-worse-shape-than-you-realize/?utm_term=.d9cf56c90804 
and 5 others
The Arctic is in even worse shape than you realize

The Arctic Ocean has lost 95 percent of its oldest, thickest ice. If this thinning trend continues, scientists fear an added boost to global warming.

Washington Post

21 minutes ago · @cwarzeldon't believe we live in a dystopia? , @SarahMaslinNirMind blowingly smart article  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/us/overdoses-youtube-opioids-drugs.html , @kseelyeThe long road back after your overdose is caught on camera, goes viral and is available online forever. A close look by @julieturkewitz @jackhealyNYT @alanbinder and me @kseelye  https://nyti.ms/2zTFnhD , @marklittlenewsThis is a haunting piece
@nytmedia:
It's a new genre of horror film -- the drive-by video, often taken by a stranger, of someone who has overdosed. Read about the people in those videos and what it has meant to be exposed to millions of viewers.  https://nyti.ms/2RTuuU8 
and 7 others
How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You Overdose?

Amid an opioid crisis, police and strangers with cameras are posting raw images of drug users passed out. For those whose bleakest moments now live online, life is never the same.

www.nytimes.com

21 minutes ago · @jsendeA long must-read from @herandrews about online shame storms and their destructive power:  https://www.firstthings.com/article/2019/01/shame-storm , @sullydishGorgeous piece.  https://www.firstthings.com/article/2019/01/shame-storm , @DavidAFrenchThis is an incredibly powerful, thoughtful essay. The urge to destroy people online is an ugly stain on our culture:  https://www.firstthings.com/article/2019/01/shame-storm , @herandrewsSome uncharacteristically personal reflections on public shaming from me in the new @firstthingsmag:  https://www.firstthings.com/article/2019/01/shame-storm  and 2 others
Helen Andrews

After a lifetime of impeccably correct opinions, Ian Buruma found himself on the wrong side of the . . . .

First Things

23 minutes ago · @cgreensitSomething new is happening in the House of Representatives: Progressives winning  https://interc.pt/2EgpAwE  by @ddayen, @ryangrimSomething new is happening in the House of Representatives: Progressives winning  https://interc.pt/2EgpAwE  by @ddayen, @GunnelsWarrenThis is a very good victory for the @USProgressives. Now, it's time to put #PAYGO on ice to end the other roadblock against #MedicareForAll, #CollegeForAll, #GreenNewDeal, and a #JobGuarantee.
@theintercept:
A House rule that required a supermajority to raise taxes is being iced under pressure from the Congressional Progressive Caucus.  https://interc.pt/2Epl7bK 
, @ddayenQuick thing up @theintercept on progressives successfully beating back the proposed super-majority requirement for tax increases on the bottom 80% of income earners  https://theintercept.com/2018/12/11/house-of-representatives-progressive-caucus/  and 3 others
Progressives Are Winning Internal Fights

A House rule that required a supermajority to raise taxes is being iced under pressure from the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

The Intercept

25 minutes ago · @DavKat43Having a Security Threat with increasing signs of dementia in the Oval Office must be difficult for American Intelligence operatives. He won’t listen and he doesn’t understand.
@kylegriffin1:
Despite the CIA and DNI streamlining the PDB and reducing it to a collection of bulletpoints and images/graphics, briefers often voice concern. "Either it doesn't resonate or there is a lack of comprehension," a U.S. official said. "You feel frustration."  https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/gap-continues-to-widen-between-trump-and-intelligence-community-on-key-issues/2018/12/11/23a02cb0-f8db-11e8-863c-9e2f864d47e7_story.html?utm_term=.77486c44927d 
, @EdsallGap continues to widen between Trump and intelligence community on key issues  https://wapo.st/2ruXTIR?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.34fbd9780c48 , @Tim_OrgI don't think you have to be a professional analyst to be "troubled" by the gap between US intelligence agencies and the president:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/gap-continues-to-widen-between-trump-and-intelligence-community-on-key-issues/2018/12/11/23a02cb0-f8db-11e8-863c-9e2f864d47e7_story.html?utm_term=.61aa828a8c33 , @John_HudsonGap continues to widen between Trump and intelligence community on key issues. By @gregpmiller  https://nzzl.us/wqdYAg6  and 7 others
Gap continues to widen between Trump and intelligence community on key issues

Presidential distrust extends beyond Russia to assessments on North Korea, Iran, climate change and the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Washington Post

27 minutes ago · @90248aLa persona del año para la revista TIME: varios periodistas. El ego de esta gente es insoportable.
@TIME:
The Guardians—Jamal Khashoggi, the Capital Gazette, Maria Ressa, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo—are TIME's Person of the Year 2018 #TIMEPOY  http://bit.ly/2EmStYV  pic.twitter.com/9Mr0wBTmvj
, @mariashriverSuch an important statement from @TIME. It is such an important time to keep the truth alive. These are the voices who are taking it all to get to the truth we all need to know.
@TIME:
The Guardians—Jamal Khashoggi, the Capital Gazette, Maria Ressa, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo—are TIME's Person of the Year 2018 #TIMEPOY  http://bit.ly/2EmStYV  pic.twitter.com/9Mr0wBTmvj
, @davidakayethis is such the right move, @TIME. when demagogues & authoritarians attack truth, & when govts fail to uphold their pledges to #EndImpunity for attacks, independent journalism matters  http://time.com/person-of-the-year-2018-the-guardians/ , @TIMEThe Guardians—Jamal Khashoggi, the Capital Gazette, Maria Ressa, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo—are TIME's Person of the Year 2018 and 6 others
TIME Person of the Year 2018

See why the Guardians—Jamal Khashoggi, the Capital Gazette, Maria Ressa, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo—are TIME's Person of the Year for 2018.

time.com

28 minutes ago · @JamesWolcottWorse than that: worst idea ever.
@JohnGHendy:
This is a slightly worse idea than the Avenatti-Mooch talk show  https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/12/11/biden-2020-running-mate-romney-222861 
, @lpolgreenLol great clickbait
@mckaycoppins:
A Politico hot take to end all hot takes: BIDEN-ROMNEY 2020!  https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/12/11/biden-2020-running-mate-romney-222861 
, @sgbyeHard nyet
@EliLake:
Juleanna Glover recommends Biden Should Run on a Unity Ticket With Romney  https://politi.co/2ruYqdN  via @POLITICOMag
, @ishaantharoorNext weekend's @CHAPOTRAPHOUSE has its hate read.
@mckaycoppins:
A Politico hot take to end all hot takes: BIDEN-ROMNEY 2020!  https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/12/11/biden-2020-running-mate-romney-222861 
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Biden Should Run on a Unity Ticket With Romney

It could totally work. Here’s how.

POLITICO Magazine

29 minutes ago · @TIMESUPNOWNEW RESEARCH: Women-led films made more at the box office from 2014-2017.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/movies/creative-artists-agency-study.html , @ArtsAlertzMovies Starring Women Earn More Than Male-Led Films, Study Finds  http://dlvr.it/QtNy2T , @markbspiegel"Movies Starring Women Earn More Than Male-Led Films, Study Finds" I KNOW THE KIND *I* LIKE TO WATCH DO!  https://nyti.ms/2GbW2Tm?smid=nytcore-ios-share , @hellosunshineThe top movies from 2014 to 2017 starring women earned more than male-led films, whether they were made for less than $10 million or for $100 million or more.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/movies/creative-artists-agency-study.html  via @nytimes and 3 others
Movies Starring Women Earn More Than Male-Led Films, Study Finds

The research, covering 2014 to 2017, also showed the power of films that pass the Bechdel test, in which two female characters discuss something other than a man.

www.nytimes.com

31 minutes ago · @socalmomFrom Khashoggi’s editor at Washington Post.
@KarenAttiah:
I wish Jamal #Khashoggi were here to see what his life and death has accomplished. Ultimately his work was about telling us all that ordinary Saudi lives matter. That Saudi women's lives matter. That Yemeni lives matter. That Arab lives matter.  https://wapo.st/2EdUYf6 
, @rulajebreal“I can’t breathe”- Khashoggi’s last words are a metaphor: across the Middle East, millions of people being tortured, raped & killed by tyrants still can’t breathe. US media has an obligation to expose corrupt regimes, showing that #ArabLivesMatter.  https://wapo.st/2EdUYf6 , @amani_aalThis is everything I want Americans to know in one article. For the longest the west has always put the Middle East and Saudi on the back burner. So it’s nice to see our situation explained under the same light of an American tragedy. #ArabLivesMatter
@KarenAttiah:
I wish Jamal #Khashoggi were here to see what his life and death has accomplished. Ultimately his work was about telling us all that ordinary Saudi lives matter. That Saudi women's lives matter. That Yemeni lives matter. That Arab lives matter.  https://wapo.st/2EdUYf6 
, @hxhassan‘In both cases, the men sometimes have been blamed for their own deaths at the hands of people in power: Why did Garner resist the police and not comply? Why did Khashoggi go into the consulate of a country that he knew wanted to silence him?’ and 9 others
‘I can’t breathe’: The power and tragedy of Jamal Khashoggi’s last words

When repression and impunity reign, no one can breathe.

Washington Post

33 minutes ago · @Azi"they extracted from him a claim of personal responsibility for the current budget brinkmanship"  https://wapo.st/2GbbK0V?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.7d19108f8f23 , @elidouradoOne step closer to the UK tradition of Question Time  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/this-has-spiraled-downward-democrats-introduce-trump-to-divided-government/2018/12/11/f832b92e-fd6e-11e8-862a-b6a6f3ce8199_story.html , @peterwallsten"This has spiraled downward": Democrats introduce Trump to divided government, by @PhilipRucker @jdawsey1 @costareports  https://wapo.st/2GbbK0V , @BFriedmanDCIt's not "a new world for him." He is literally the President of the United States and author The Art of the Deal.
@jdawsey1:
White House and GOP Hill aides did not see Trump’s performance today as helpful. He gave away some of his leverage, even allies concede. It’s a new world for him.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/this-has-spiraled-downward-democrats-introduce-trump-to-divided-government/2018/12/11/f832b92e-fd6e-11e8-862a-b6a6f3ce8199_story.html 
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Democrats introduce Trump to divided government

During 17 extraordinary minutes of raised voices, pointed fingers and boorish interruptions in the Oval Office, Pelosi and Schumer introduced Trump to Washington’s new dynamic.

Washington Post

34 minutes ago · @kemcI had this same moment last night after talking to an old friend of Lu Guang, the documentary photographer missing in Xinjiang.
@joannachiu:
I’m taking a break from office to cry in a cafe. After years reporting on human rights and countless kidnappings and arrests on ridiculous charges in China I’m very sick of this very sick and people around the world barely notice. Pay attention now.  https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/12/11/former-canadian-diplomat-detained-in-china-amid-rising-tensions-reports-say.html 
, @PhelimKineIn the realm of diplomatic hostage diplomacy, #China 's authoritarian rulers always have home-court advantage  https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/12/11/former-canadian-diplomat-detained-in-china-amid-rising-tensions-reports-say.html  #Huawei #MengWanzhou #HostageDiplomacy, @tombschraderHoly cow the Canadian disappeared by the CCP still has protected diplomatic status.
@joannachiu:
Saint-Jacques confirmed that #MichaelKovrig is currently on an unpaid leave of absence from the embassy and therefore still has diplomatic status. Michael requested this because he loves China and wanted to stay and work longer there.  https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/12/11/former-canadian-diplomat-detained-in-china-amid-rising-tensions-reports-say.html 
, @jorge_guajardo"[Former Canadian Ambassador to China, Guy] Saint-Jacques confirmed that Kovrig is currently on an unpaid leave of absence from the embassy and therefore still has diplomatic status." If so, China's entering rogue-country territory.  https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/12/11/former-canadian-diplomat-detained-in-china-amid-rising-tensions-reports-say.html  via @TorontoStar and 1 others
Ex-diplomat who worked on Trudeau’s Hong Kong visit detained in China, reports say

International Crisis Group says it’s aware of reports that its north-east Asia senior adviser Michael Kovrig has been detained. Previous Canadian ambassador to China fears Kovrig could be charged with...

thestar.com

35 minutes ago · @BBCNorthAmericaHuawei executive freed on bail in Canada  https://bbc.in/2RNkrzX , @seagull07Huawei executive freed on bail in Canada  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46533406# , @swissbusinessBBC News - Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou released on bail in Canada  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46533406 , @BBCNewsHuawei executive Meng Wanzhou released on bail in Canada  https://bbc.in/2EnRKqp  and 2 others
Huawei executive released on bail in Canada

Huawei row: Canadian court frees Chinese telecoms executive Meng Wanzhou on bail

BBC News

37 minutes ago · @pbmehtaHope and Humility | Opinion News, The Indian Express  https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/hope-and-humility-state-assembly-elections-results-5489047/ , @mg2411India assembly election results reassuring evidence that ugly communalism, one that includes so-called cow protectors beating people to death, is not actually atttactive to voters. But incited mobs can still be a challenge to rule of law warns @pbmehta  https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/hope-and-humility-state-assembly-elections-results-5489047/ , @sidinTwo planks, is this newspaper article or gym class?
@dhume:
.⁦@pbmehta⁩: “The BJP is now running on ideological bankruptcy: A failing development plank, buttressed by a more virulent Hindutva plank.”  https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/hope-and-humility-state-assembly-elections-results-5489047/ 
, @khoslasaksham.@pbmehta: "the larger humbling lesson is this: India’s development model is producing serious and systemic discontent. "  https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/hope-and-humility-state-assembly-elections-results-5489047/  and 4 others
Hope and Humility

The elections have tamed the hubris of political powers-that-be. But they raise many questions

The Indian Express

43 minutes ago · @LibyaLiberty“Please don’t lock me up.”
@nytimes:
Michael Flynn's lawyers asked a federal judge to spare their client any prison time for pleading guilty to lying to investigators  https://nyti.ms/2RTdj5c 
, @renato_mariottiFlynn lied about conversations with the Russian ambassador in which Flynn told him not to worry about the sanctions Obama imposed to punish Russia for undermining our election. Did he merely lie because he acted contrary to U.S. policy, or because he was hiding much more?
@nytmike:
Even after Flynn’s filing here tonight we still don’t have an answer to one of the central questions of the Russia investigation: why did Flynn lie?@adamgoldmanNYT  https://nyti.ms/2GdpxnF?smid=nytcore-ios-share 
, @amyfiscusMichael Flynn suggested the FBI trapped him into lying and his lawyers took the same dim view of law enforcement as Trump (whose own lawyer brought up the prospect of a pardon for Flynn as he was deciding whether to cooperate) @adamgoldmanNYT  https://nyti.ms/2GdpxnF , @xeniMichael Flynn’s memo suggests that the F.B.I. agents who interviewed him last year at the White House tricked him into lying.  https://nyti.ms/2GdpxnF?smid=nytcore-ios-share  and 2 others
Michael Flynn Asks Judge for Leniency for Lying to F.B.I.

President Trump’s former national security adviser will be sentenced next week after admitting he lied to the F.B.I. when he was questioned in the Russia investigation.

www.nytimes.com

an hour ago · @dabeardIt’s hard for me to fault @MaiselTV, but @emilynussbaum does, tho she leaves the luminous Tony Shalhoub and @RachelBros alone. I’m devoted to the show, but see wisdom in this critique  https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/12/24/the-cloying-fantasia-of-the-marvelous-mrs-maisel , @AdamSerwerI really enjoy Mrs. Maisel but I can understand why it gets on people’s nerves since it’s almost as much of a superhero show as anything on the CW (one reason why I enjoy it!)  https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/12/24/the-cloying-fantasia-of-the-marvelous-mrs-maisel , @jasoncherkisThe world needs more negative reviews.
@emilynussbaum:
If you don’t have anything nice to say about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, come sit by me.  https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/12/24/the-cloying-fantasia-of-the-marvelous-mrs-maisel 
, @ClaraJefferyGreat, I'd just about settled on my next series, and here's @emilynussbaum throwing me back into paralysis again  https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/12/24/the-cloying-fantasia-of-the-marvelous-mrs-maisel/amp?__twitter_impression=true  and 11 others
The Cloying Fantasia of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Emily Nussbaum reviews the Amazon series, which landed at an ideal moment, tapping into a desperation among women for something sweet.

The New Yorker

an hour ago · @SecretChimpPlenty of fruit and a range of coloured vegetables is a highly recommended diet option for good health in older men. (via @kevinnbass)  https://www.medpagetoday.com/neurology/dementia/76508 , @CezrDaPleazrIts almost like eating healthy food is good for you 😱
@kevinnbass:
In a new analysis of the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, fruit and vegetable consumption in mid- and late-life significantly associated with reduced risk of memory loss in men.  https://www.medpagetoday.com/neurology/dementia/76508 
, @prophoenixsophyI keep telling you all to eat a lot of fresh fruit.
@kevinnbass:
In a new analysis of the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, fruit and vegetable consumption in mid- and late-life significantly associated with reduced risk of memory loss in men.  https://www.medpagetoday.com/neurology/dementia/76508 
, @Dragonlatino👍🏼
@kevinnbass:
In a new analysis of the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, fruit and vegetable consumption in mid- and late-life significantly associated with reduced risk of memory loss in men.  https://www.medpagetoday.com/neurology/dementia/76508 
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Long-Term Diet of Vegetables, Fruit Tied to Less Memory Loss in Men

Intake in middle and late adulthood made the difference, regardless of recent eating patterns

www.medpagetoday.com

an hour ago · @hacademicWarming in Arctic Raises Fears of a ‘Rapid Unraveling’ of the Region via @nytimes  https://nyti.ms/2zUoZ0n?smid=nytcore-ios-share , @EricKlinenberg"Rapid unraveling" seems like an apt description for just about everything right now. But when it happens in the arctic, the consequences are especially dire.  https://nyti.ms/2zUoZ0n , @CrescentValeWarming in Arctic Raises Fears of a ‘Rapid Unraveling’ of the Region  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/climate/arctic-warming.html , @carlzimmerWarming in Arctic Raises Fears of a ‘Rapid Unraveling’ of the Region  https://nyti.ms/2zUoZ0n?smid=nytcore-ios-share  and 2 others
The Arctic’s Warmest 5 Years on Record

The Arctic has been warmer in the past five years than at any time in the modern era, scientists said. The effects can be felt far beyond the region.

www.nytimes.com

an hour ago · @jakesNYTMarriott Data Breach Is Traced to Chinese Hackers as U.S. Readies Crackdown on Beijing  https://nyti.ms/2zQpXuv , @noahbarkinTrump administration poised to step up pressure on China  https://nyti.ms/2zQpXuv?smid=nytcore-ios-share , @EBKaniaChina’s Ministry of State Security has been busy apparently...
@fryan:
NEW: The Marriott Data Breach was part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort reports @SangerNYT, @nicoleperlroth, @GlennThrush & @arappeport The hackers are suspected of working on behalf of the Ministry of State Security.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/us/politics/trump-china-trade.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage 
, @fryanNEW: The Marriott Data Breach was part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort reports @SangerNYT, @nicoleperlroth, @GlennThrush & @arappeport The hackers are suspected of working on behalf of the Ministry of State Security.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/us/politics/trump-china-trade.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage  and 16 others
Trump Administration to Step Up Pressure on China

The weeklong campaign, which is expected to include indictments of hackers, stems from concern within the administration that Beijing will not easily change its trade, cyber and economic practices.

www.nytimes.com

an hour ago · @jirosensteinAnother seeming #FARA violation by a group with ties to Saudi Arabia (and possible profit to DJT). My thoughts in this piece by @annalecta  https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2018/12/controversial-operation-tricked-veterans-into-lobbying-for-saudi-arabia/#utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=twitt-tricked-veterans-lobbying-saudi-arabia-121118 , @CREWcrewCapitol Media Group allegedly ensnared veterans into lobbying on behalf of Saudi Arabia unwittingly. It has spent around $270,000 at Trump hotel.  https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2018/12/controversial-operation-tricked-veterans-into-lobbying-for-saudi-arabia/ , @ElizaRulesInside the controversial operation that allegedly tricked veterans into lobbying for Saudi Arabia  https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2018/12/controversial-operation-tricked-veterans-into-lobbying-for-saudi-arabia/  via @OpenSecretsDC, @OpenSecretsDCA look at the lobbying operation that had veterans unwillingly lobbying the US on behalf of Saudi Arabia - all while they stayed at the #Trump hotel in DC.  http://crp.org/vtrsa  by @annalecta and 2 others
Inside the controversial operation that allegedly tricked veterans into lobbying for Saudi Arabia

FARA filings reveal more details about a controversial foreign influence operation that allegedly ensnared veterans into lobbying on behalf of Saudi Arabia.

OpenSecrets News

an hour ago · @AnnGerhartTrump blasts Mueller’s team for political donations. But William Barr, the nominee for attorney general, has given more than $500,000.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/trump-has-blasted-muellers-team-for-political-donations-but-attorney-general-nominee-william-barr-has-given-more-than-500000/2018/12/11/dce5974a-fcb0-11e8-862a-b6a6f3ce8199_story.html , @RiegerReportBarr to The Washington Post last year: “In my view, prosecutors who make political contributions are identifying fairly strongly with a political party. I would have liked [Mueller] to have more balance on this group.”  https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/trump-has-blasted-muellers-team-for-political-donations-but-attorney-general-nominee-william-barr-has-given-more-than-500000/2018/12/11/dce5974a-fcb0-11e8-862a-b6a6f3ce8199_story.html?utm_term=.0e447f7c309b 
@washingtonpost:
Trump has blasted Mueller’s team for political donations. But attorney general nominee William Barr has given more than $500,000.  https://wapo.st/2EsqKWP 
, @RonCharlesTrump has blasted Mueller’s team for political donations. But attorney general nominee William P. Barr has given more than $500,000.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/trump-has-blasted-muellers-team-for-political-donations-but-attorney-general-nominee-william-barr-has-given-more-than-500000/2018/12/11/dce5974a-fcb0-11e8-862a-b6a6f3ce8199_story.html , @lrozen“Barr has donated more than $567,000 in the past two decades, nearly all to GOP candidates and groups, federal records show.“
@AnnGerhart:
Trump blasts Mueller’s team for political donations. But William Barr, the nominee for attorney general, has given more than $500,000.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/trump-has-blasted-muellers-team-for-political-donations-but-attorney-general-nominee-william-barr-has-given-more-than-500000/2018/12/11/dce5974a-fcb0-11e8-862a-b6a6f3ce8199_story.html 
and 2 others
Trump has blasted Mueller’s team for political donations. But attorney general nominee William Barr has given more than $500,000.

The president has repeatedly derided prosecutors investigating possible ties between his campaign and Russia as “angry Democrats,” pointing to their giving as proof of bias.

Washington Post

an hour ago · @SteveKornackiUnder the deal, Pelosi, Hoyer and Clyburn “would need two-thirds approval from the caucus to serve beyond 2020 — and the longest they could remain in place in their current jobs is four years.”
@heatherscope:
NEWS: Pelosi on the verge of a deal with Democratic rebels. Agreement would give her the votes to clinch the speakership. Much more w/ @rachaelmbade @BresPolitico  https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/11/nancy-pelosi-next-house-speaker-deal-1058777 
, @jasonmancineReminder to revisit circa 2023-2024... this will not go well.
@rachaelmbade:
BIG NEWS: @NancyPelosi is on the verge of a deal w/the rebel group that once vowed to oust her. The deal will deliver her at least FIVE new votes & will likely give her the final #s she needs to win the gavel. @heatherscope & @BresPolitico & me  https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/11/nancy-pelosi-next-house-speaker-deal-1058777 
, @jmartNYTThe inevitable commitment to an exit date >
@heatherscope:
NEWS: Pelosi on the verge of a deal with Democratic rebels. Agreement would give her the votes to clinch the speakership. Much more w/ @rachaelmbade @BresPolitico  https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/11/nancy-pelosi-next-house-speaker-deal-1058777 
, @rachaelmbadeBIG NEWS: @NancyPelosi is on the verge of a deal w/the rebel group that once vowed to oust her. The deal will deliver her at least FIVE new votes & will likely give her the final #s she needs to win the gavel. @heatherscope & @BresPolitico & me  https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/11/nancy-pelosi-next-house-speaker-deal-1058777  and 4 others
Pelosi on verge of deal with rebels to reclaim speakership

A tentative term-limits agreement could deliver Pelosi the final votes she needs to be speaker.

POLITICO

an hour ago · @r_fry1Millennial household incomes have been steadily rising since 2010 and last year their median income hit $69,000, more than almost any other young adult households on record. , @NoahpinionBoomers still doing OK
@pewresearch:
Incomes of households headed by 54- to 72-year-olds (Baby Boomers today) are at record levels  https://pewrsr.ch/2UEsHEr  pic.twitter.com/Dpku9tAUnc
, @swinshiMore evidence that robots are destroying us and Trump voters are economically anxious and we need UBI and apocalypse is nigh
@urbaninstitute:
Incomes are rising for US households–and those headed by a millennial now earn more than young adult households did at nearly any time in the past 50 years, finds @r_fry1:  https://urbn.is/2SEaq8f  pic.twitter.com/aAtMxRzxRs
, @conradhackettThe median household income of 22-37 year old Americans (today's Millennial generation) is at a 50 year high 1967 $44,900 2017 $69,000 and 6 others
Millennial households are earning more than most older Americans did at the same age

American households headed by a Millennial now earn more than young adult households did at nearly any time in the past 50 years.

Pew Research Center

2 hours ago · @ShibleyTelhamiOn the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, "there is a gap between the mainstream media and U.S. politicians on the one hand, and the American public on the other."  https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/12/11/americans-are-increasingly-critical-of-israel/ , @Indira_LSurprising new polling of American views on #Israel & #Palestinians from @ShibleyTelhami of @BrookingsInst and @UofMaryland
@ShibleyTelhami:
American public support for a one-state solution with equal citizenship for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is rising; now on par with two-state solution. In addition, if two states no longer possible, most of its backers switch to one-state outcome.  https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/12/11/americans-are-increasingly-critical-of-israel/ 
, @YousefMunayyerWhen asked what outcome they want the U.S. to seek in Israel/Palestine, Americans are now split 36/35 between a two-state and one-state solution. Among those ages 18-34, support for one-state with equal rights climbs to 42%. From @ShibleyTelhami  https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/12/11/americans-are-increasingly-critical-of-israel/ , @RVilkomersonLots of great info from @ShibleyTelhami's latest poll, which confirms what earlier polls-and recent BDS wins-indicate, "On these issues, there is a gap between the mainstream media and U.S. politicians on the one hand, and the American public on the other:  https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/12/11/americans-are-increasingly-critical-of-israel/  and 2 others
Americans Are Increasingly Critical of Israel

New polling shows that the U.S. public’s views on Israel’s policies are shifting.

Foreign Policy

2 hours ago · @KevinMKruseNice roundup by @rebeccaonion on this year's history threads at @Slate. Strong showing for Princeton History at the 2018 Threadys, with appearances by @BethLewWilliams @DavidAstinWalsh @DigitalHistory_ and me too.  https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/12/twitter-history-viral-threads-2018.html , @rebeccaonionI wrote about 2018: The Year of the History Thread  https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/12/twitter-history-viral-threads-2018.html  with help from many #twitterstorians on here, @abenediktHistorians are getting contacted by agents in response to their viral Twitter threads.  https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/12/twitter-history-viral-threads-2018.html , @kottkeThis year there were many good threads about history on Twitter which added "context and accuracy to the news cycle"  https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/12/twitter-history-viral-threads-2018.html  and 3 others
2018 Was a Year of Fantastic History Threads on Twitter. Here’s a Look Back at the Best.

Historians really figured out the format this year, and we’re all smarter for it.

Slate Magazine

2 hours ago · @MiraRappHooperThis would suggest not that the CFO was detained because of rule of law issues but that a hostage had been taken in the trade war.
@Reuters:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump says release of #Huawei CFO could be part of a broader trade deal with China. More on Huawei:  https://reut.rs/2RXJSix  pic.twitter.com/hSt7Xawg5c
, @_globalmacrofucking nuts
@Reuters:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump says release of #Huawei CFO could be part of a broader trade deal with China. More on Huawei:  https://reut.rs/2RXJSix  pic.twitter.com/hSt7Xawg5c
, @emilyrauhalaIf Trump said this, it goes against every thing we've heard from U.S. and Canadian governments this week. Would be a huge win for China, which has always argued that U.S. moves were political, not legal. #huawei
@Reuters:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump says release of #Huawei CFO could be part of a broader trade deal with China. More on Huawei:  https://reut.rs/2RXJSix  pic.twitter.com/hSt7Xawg5c
, @pierreI’m confused. I thought America didn’t keep political prisoners.
@Reuters:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump says release of #Huawei CFO could be part of a broader trade deal with China. More on Huawei:  https://reut.rs/2RXJSix  pic.twitter.com/hSt7Xawg5c
and 4 others
Huawei CFO back in Canada court as bail hearing set to wrap

A top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] is set to return to a Vancouver courtroom on Tuesday, as the judge weighs final issues in determining whether she should be freed...

U.S.

2 hours ago · @achrisafisStrasbourg shooting: at least one killed at Christmas market by @kimwillsher1  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/11/strasbourg-shooting-in-eastern-france?CMP=share_btn_tw , @ZFTWARNINGStrasbourg Christmas market shooting: suspect on the run after three killed  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/11/strasbourg-shooting-in-eastern-france?CMP=share_btn_tw , @ManuelaDavilaRecebi algumas perguntas por redes/whats. Estou aqui ainda, estou bem, distante do local. Embora esteja tudo absolutamente parado e o parlamento tenha sido fechado
@guardian:
Strasbourg shooting: at least one killed at Christmas market in eastern France  https://trib.al/UAnbhQI 
, @guardianStrasbourg shooting: at least one killed in eastern France  https://trib.al/Bispybw  and 6 others
at least one killed in eastern France

French police say several more injured

Guardian

2 hours ago · @SpyTalkerBang!
@Reinlwapo:
SCOOP: #Trump loyalist at #Veterans Affairs was forced out after collecting pay but doing little work. ‘There were times I didn’t have a lot to do,’ he tells @Reinlwapo & @jdawsey1  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/there-were-times-i-didnt-have-a-lot-to-do-trump-loyalist-at-va-forced-out-after-collecting-pay-but-doing-little-work/2018/12/11/26e4704a-fcb7-11e8-ad40-cdfd0e0dd65a_story.html?utm_term=.920cc26de9f5 
, @DonnaCassataScoop: Trump loyalist at VA was forced out after collecting pay but doing little work. ‘There were times I didn’t have a lot to do,’ he tells @Reinlwapo & @jdawsey1  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/there-were-times-i-didnt-have-a-lot-to-do-trump-loyalist-at-va-forced-out-after-collecting-pay-but-doing-little-work/2018/12/11/26e4704a-fcb7-11e8-ad40-cdfd0e0dd65a_story.html?utm_term=.920cc26de9f5 , @adegrandpreScoop: Trump loyalist at VA forced out after collecting pay but doing little work. ‘There were times I didn’t have a lot to do,’ he tells @Reinlwapo & @jdawsey1  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/there-were-times-i-didnt-have-a-lot-to-do-trump-loyalist-at-va-forced-out-after-collecting-pay-but-doing-little-work/2018/12/11/26e4704a-fcb7-11e8-ad40-cdfd0e0dd65a_story.html?utm_term=.920cc26de9f5 , @ReinlwapoSCOOP: #Trump loyalist at #Veterans Affairs was forced out after collecting pay but doing little work. ‘There were times I didn’t have a lot to do,’ he tells @Reinlwapo & @jdawsey1  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/there-were-times-i-didnt-have-a-lot-to-do-trump-loyalist-at-va-forced-out-after-collecting-pay-but-doing-little-work/2018/12/11/26e4704a-fcb7-11e8-ad40-cdfd0e0dd65a_story.html?utm_term=.920cc26de9f5  and 8 others
‘There were times I didn’t have a lot to do.’ Trump loyalist at VA forced out after collecting pay but doing little work

Peter O’Rourke spent months as the agency’s acting secretary before being reassigned over the summer.

Washington Post

2 hours ago · @todd_harrisonWe posted on this earlier but @nypost just dropped.  https://nypost.com/2018/12/11/cuomo-to-release-plan-for-legalizing-recreational-use-of-marijuana/ , @nypostCuomo to release plan for legalizing recreational use of marijuana , @connectwithABMaybe that Manhattan location wasn’t such a bad idea 🤷🏿‍♂️ $MMEN #PotStocks  https://nypost.com/2018/12/11/cuomo-to-release-plan-for-legalizing-recreational-use-of-marijuana/ , @TheStalwartCuomo to release plan for legalizing recreational use of marijuana  https://nypost.com/2018/12/11/cuomo-to-release-plan-for-legalizing-recreational-use-of-marijuana/  and 2 others
Cuomo to release plan for legalizing recreational use of marijuana

Gov. Cuomo's budget address next year could be smokin'. Aides said Tuesday that the governor will introduce a plan for legalizing recreational marijuana, possibly as part of his executive budget.

New York Post

2 hours ago · @ReutersBizU.S. weighs China travel advisory linked to Huawei case: sources , @ReutersTechU.S. weighs China travel warning over Huawei case: sources , @erictshepherdU.S. weighs China travel warning over Huawei case: sources  https://reut.rs/2zTvReo , @ReutersChinaU.S. weighs China travel warning over Huawei case: sources  https://reut.rs/2zTvReo  and 3 others
U.S. weighs China travel advisory linked to Huawei case

The United States is considering issuing a new warning to U.S. citizens, including executives, traveling to China after Canada arrested a senior Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] executive at the U....

U.S.

2 hours ago · @christinakoehnMicrosoft's Satya Nadella ranked as best CEO in US; Google's Sundar Pichai, Amazon's Jeff Bezos make top 10 #microsoft #hiring  https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/12/11/microsoft-ceo-satya-nadella-ranked-best-leader-us-comparably/2206490002/  via @USATODAY, @jasonnazar@dcancel @Drift congrats on being named #1 Best CEO in the US (small-midsized company) in 2018 as rated by your own employees on @Comparably Fantastic scores from your team -  https://www.comparably.com/companies/drift  You're featured in @USATODAY  https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/12/11/microsoft-ceo-satya-nadella-ranked-best-leader-us-comparably/2206490002/ , @Andersoncheck this out: @USATODAY reports that @satyanadella is "ranked as best CEO in US." i can confirm. 😀  https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/12/11/microsoft-ceo-satya-nadella-ranked-best-leader-us-comparably/2206490002/ , @TMobileCongrats @JohnLegere! Guess we should get you a new mug. and 2 others
Microsoft's Satya Nadella ranked as best CEO in US; Google's Sundar Pichai, Amazon's Jeff Bezos make top 10

Other CEOs in the top 10 include Home Depot's Craig Menear, Google's Sundar Pichai, Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Saleforce's Marc Benioff.

USA TODAY

2 hours ago · @costareports"Instability and unrest are now commonplace, testing the strength of elected leaders and creating fertile ground for those in reaction."  https://wapo.st/2ryqgpA , @washingtonpostAnalysis: Traditional politics, of the kind practiced in Western democracies for decades after World War II, is on shaky ground nearly everywhere  https://wapo.st/2Eqcaif , @michikokakutaniInstability appears to be the order of the day, whether in the US or in Europe. Traditional politics, of the kind practiced in Western democracies for decades after World War II, is on shaky ground nearly everywhere. by @danbalz  https://wapo.st/2ryqgpA?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.72ecfe5686c5 , @PeterWStevensonInstability and populist unrest is the new world order, by @danbalz  https://wapo.st/2ryqgpA  and 1 others
Instability and populist unrest is the new world order

Upheaval in Britain and France this week underscore the challenges to many Western democracies, including the United States.

Washington Post

2 hours ago · @jimtankersleyIt's like a Nobel, on your wedding day! (Congrats to the happy pair!)
@paulmromer:
Schedule for Dec. 10: - Brkfst: Tell parents about surprise noontime event - 10 am: Rehearse for award ceremony - Noon: Get married - 4:30 pm: Receive medal from the King - 7:00 pm: Go to dinner with my new wife, our families, and 1,200 others  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/fashion/weddings/paul-romer-wins-nobel-prize-and-marries-on-same-day.html  pic.twitter.com/hIkiLNyLxU
, @ShamikaRaviFantastic! Congratulations @paulmromer - so much happiness and much deserved honour.
@paulmromer:
Schedule for Dec. 10: - Brkfst: Tell parents about surprise noontime event - 10 am: Rehearse for award ceremony - Noon: Get married - 4:30 pm: Receive medal from the King - 7:00 pm: Go to dinner with my new wife, our families, and 1,200 others  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/fashion/weddings/paul-romer-wins-nobel-prize-and-marries-on-same-day.html  pic.twitter.com/hIkiLNyLxU
, @veroderugySounds just like my December 10th, except for the rehearsal, marriage, the metal from the king and the intimate dinner with 1,200 friends. But congrats!
@paulmromer:
Schedule for Dec. 10: - Brkfst: Tell parents about surprise noontime event - 10 am: Rehearse for award ceremony - Noon: Get married - 4:30 pm: Receive medal from the King - 7:00 pm: Go to dinner with my new wife, our families, and 1,200 others  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/fashion/weddings/paul-romer-wins-nobel-prize-and-marries-on-same-day.html  pic.twitter.com/hIkiLNyLxU
, @JustinWolfersEconomics, with romance. A lovely story...
@paulmromer:
Schedule for Dec. 10: - Brkfst: Tell parents about surprise noontime event - 10 am: Rehearse for award ceremony - Noon: Get married - 4:30 pm: Receive medal from the King - 7:00 pm: Go to dinner with my new wife, our families, and 1,200 others  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/fashion/weddings/paul-romer-wins-nobel-prize-and-marries-on-same-day.html  pic.twitter.com/hIkiLNyLxU
and 5 others
Arts Meets Science and Chemistry Wins the Day

Paul Romer had a doubly big day: he was married to Caroline Weber in the morning and then accepted a Nobel Prize in the evening.

www.nytimes.com

2 hours ago · @ArlanWasHereWhite people who follow me on Twitter, please don’t look away. Click on the story and read every word. Then make phone calls to white people on your contact list who have more privilege than you, and announce and pronounce your outrage loudly. Tell them to do the same.
@NBCNews:
A 4th-grader in Alabama died by suicide after being bullied with racist taunts, according to the child's family.  https://nbcnews.to/2RLC9E4 
, @JamilSmithMcKenzie Nicole Adams was nine years old. She was in the fourth grade. She was being called horrible things like “black bitch” and being cajoled by bullies to kill herself. Then she did. Nine years old, and in the fourth grade.  https://nbcnews.to/2RLC9E4 , @MsPackyettiI am done.
@NBCNews:
A 4th-grader in Alabama died by suicide after being bullied with racist taunts, according to the child's family.  https://nbcnews.to/2RLC9E4 
and @TimDuyHeartbreaking.
@JamilSmith:
McKenzie Nicole Adams was nine years old. She was in the fourth grade. She was being called horrible things like “black bitch” and being cajoled by bullies to kill herself. Then she did. Nine years old, and in the fourth grade.  https://nbcnews.to/2RLC9E4 
9-year-old dies by suicide after racist taunts and bullying, her family says

McKenzie Adams, 9, of Linden, Alabama, died by suicide after being bullied with racist taunts from her classmates, according to the girl's family members.

NBC News

2 hours ago · @sarahkendziorThe questions in this article need to be answered. Do not forget the Epstein story. It's horrifying in its own right and connected to broader networks of crime and abuse.
@Mimirocah1:
My article on the Epstein case ⁦@NBCNews⁩ ⁦@MSNBC https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/jeffrey-epstein-s-slap-wrist-raises-lot-question-doj-needs-ncna946176 
, @Mimirocah1My article on the Epstein case ⁦@NBCNews⁩ ⁦@MSNBC https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/jeffrey-epstein-s-slap-wrist-raises-lot-question-doj-needs-ncna946176 , @WajahatAliHow is Alex Acosta still Labor Secretary? Why is Alan Dershowitz allowed on TV? This is sickening | "I'm a former prosecutor. Jeffrey Epstein's case raises more questions than it answers."  https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/jeffrey-epstein-s-slap-wrist-raises-lot-question-doj-needs-ncna946176  via @Mimirocah1 and @NBCNewsTHINK, @AshaRangappa_I have not been following this as closely as I'd like because of the deluge of news, but I'm glad @Mimirocah1 has put a spotlight on it. A big question for me is whether leniency was driven in part to avoid embarrassment for high profile individuals  https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/jeffrey-epstein-s-slap-wrist-raises-lot-question-doj-needs-ncna946176  and 2 others
I'm a former prosecutor. Jeffrey Epstein's case raises more questions than it answers.

As a former prosecutor, Jeffrey Epstein's slap on the wrist does't make sense. The DOJ needs to get answers.

NBC News

2 hours ago · @burgessevPelosi privately disses Trump’s manhood after White House meeting ⁦@rachaelmbade https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/11/pelosi-disses-trumps-manhood-white-house-meeting-1057607 , @TimothyNoah1Democratic negotiating strategy on the budget seems to be "make Trump mad." It worked in today's televised meeting ("I'm proud to shut down the government"). Now Pelosi is escalating. Pass the popcorn!  https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/11/pelosi-disses-trumps-manhood-white-house-meeting-1057607 , @cbudoffbrownNew details via @rachaelmbade: “I was trying to be the mom,” Pelosi told lawmakers, but “it goes to show you: you get into a tinkle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you. ... It's like a manhood thing with him.”  https://politi.co/2ryqDAe  via @politico, @GlennThrushPelosi just went there (via @rachaelmbade ) on the wall: “It’s like a manhood thing with him — as if manhood can be associated with him"  https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/11/pelosi-disses-trumps-manhood-white-house-meeting-1057607  and 4 others
Pelosi privately disses Trump’s manhood after White House meeting

The House minority leader told Democrats that Trump’s push for the border wall is ‘a manhood thing.’

POLITICO

2 hours ago · @JedediahSPurdyGood to see a rising view (incl. @PlumLineGS): the response to Trumpism & the NC/WI GOP moves is a principled program to strengthen democracy & exec. branch ethics. Norms are good or bad depending what they support--let ours support democracy. @jtlevy  https://nyti.ms/2GdKIWN , @CoreyRobinI'd go much much further than @jtlevy here, but his basic insight—there's a third choice between tit-for-tat or standing pat—is exactly right. It involves connecting the dots, telling a whole story of systemic disrepair, and creating new rules of the game.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/opinion/wisconsin-michigan-democrats-hardball.html , @jtlevyNew at the New York Times. , @jerry_jtaylorExcellent piece by Niskanen’s ⁦@jtlevy⁩ about how the Democrats should respond to Republican provocations in Wisconsin (and elsewhere). These norms are important and need defense.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/opinion/wisconsin-michigan-democrats-hardball.html  and 4 others
The Democrats’ Best Response to Republican Power Grabs

The best option goes beyond retaliation or restraint.

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3 hours ago · @PDarigan"The Irish really should know their place." - This says quite a bit about the mindset of some Brexiteers. - A failure to understand what it means to be part of a political union - A failure to understand the complexity of brexiting - Some unpleasant post-colonial bitterness
@BBCNewsnight:
Senior Tories are frustrated by how much power Ireland has had in the Brexit negotiations, especially over the backstop, says our political editor Nick Watt. "The Irish really should know their place," one said  https://bbc.in/2RLstJK  #newsnight | @nicholaswatt
, @joncstoneImagine not just thinking this but actively briefing it to a journalist
@BBCNewsnight:
Senior Tories are frustrated by how much power Ireland has had in the Brexit negotiations, especially over the backstop, says our political editor Nick Watt. "The Irish really should know their place," one said  https://bbc.in/2RLstJK  #newsnight | @nicholaswatt
, @ayestotherightThe Irish do know their place - it’s at the top table of the European Union as an equal member state.
@BBCNewsnight:
Senior Tories are frustrated by how much power Ireland has had in the Brexit negotiations, especially over the backstop, says our political editor Nick Watt. "The Irish really should know their place," one said  https://bbc.in/2RLstJK  #newsnight | @nicholaswatt
, @mikebutcherSurprise. Smart huge trading block leverages Power. One we are -almost- still a member of. Duh. Brexiters seem dumber than I thought.
@BBCNewsnight:
Senior Tories are frustrated by how much power Ireland has had in the Brexit negotiations, especially over the backstop, says our political editor Nick Watt. "The Irish really should know their place," one said  https://bbc.in/2RLstJK  #newsnight | @nicholaswatt
and 11 others
Tory resentment of Irish power

Senior Conservatives are annoyed by what they see as Ireland's outsized role, says Newsnight's Nick Watt.

BBC News

3 hours ago · @liamstack"We simply cannot allow the Irish to treat us like this," said a Conservative MP and former government minister. "This simply cannot stand. The Irish really should know their place."  https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-46528952 , @PeterMurtaghDeep breath. . . "We simply cannot allow the Irish to treat us like this," the former UK minister said about the negotiating tactics of Leo Varadkar. "This simply cannot stand. The Irish really should know their place."  https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-46528952 , @hhestermThis article on the UK/Irish relationship is rather remarkable. For three reasons. (thread)
@newschambers:
Senior Tory: "The Irish should really know their place".  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-politics-46528952?__twitter_impression=true 
, @HDrochon'And that is what alarms so many Tories: after centuries of troubled Anglo-Irish relations it is the smaller of the two islands which appears to be exercising greater power for the first time.' Good.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-politics-46528952?__twitter_impression=true  and 2 others
Tory resentment of Irish power

Senior Conservatives are annoyed by what they see as Ireland's outsized role, says Newsnight's Nick Watt.

BBC News

3 hours ago · @KevinBogardus.@EPA officials say they don't know what would be excluded under its reworked #WOTUS Here are the slides showing those numbers prepared for top agency staff last year (I got them under #FOIA) The story is open, with the excellent @ArielWittenberg , @jadler1969FIFY: " . . . wouldn't be protected by federal regulation." CWA regulation at the federal level isn't the only way to protect wetlands and streams. State-level regulation preceded federal action, and incentive-based conservation programs can be quite effective (if funded).
@EENewsUpdates:
Trump admin says it doesn't know # of streams it is proposing to exclude in redefining Clean Water Act. But a 2017 EPA/Army Corps slideshow shows at least 18% of streams, 51% of wetlands in U.S. wouldn't be protected under new definition of WOTUS  https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060109323  #FOIA
, @fastlernerSo EPA just told all us reporters impacts of the new rule can't be estimated/mapped. And look - their own data shows that 39% of streams & 51% of wetlands would lose protections.
@ArielWittenberg:
Never had a better-timed FOIA response than last night. @KevinBogardus told me we got one back showing how many wetlands and streams are excluded from Trump #WOTUS minutes after EPA said there was no data. #FOIA4EVA  https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060109323 
, @mirandacgreenIncredible. EPA's own data suggests 18 percent of streams and 51 percent of wetlands would lose protection under the new rule. An EPA spokesperson today appeared to lie to reporters, saying the data does not exist.
@ArielWittenberg:
Never had a better-timed FOIA response than last night. @KevinBogardus told me we got one back showing how many wetlands and streams are excluded from Trump #WOTUS minutes after EPA said there was no data. #FOIA4EVA  https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060109323 
and 3 others
EPA falsely claims 'no data' on waters in WOTUS rule

The Trump administration says it doesn't know how many streams it would exclude from Clean Water Act jurisdiction under a rule proposal it announced today. But a 2017 slideshow by EPA and Army Corps o...

E&E News

3 hours ago · @econoclastaSi los tenedores de bonos aceptan, Santa Lucía está muerto.
@ValeriaMoy:
Dado el fracaso en la oferta de compra de bonos del aeropuerto de la semana pasada, se ven obligados a mejorar las condiciones para los tenedores de bonos. Claro, sube el costo para el país. Los caprichos salen caros.  https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mexico-city-airport-trust-announces-amendments-to-its-cash-tender-offers-and-consent-solicitations-300763878.html 
, @mariocamposQué enredo trae el gobierno con este tema. Este hilo ayuda a entender un poco más aunque me parece que deberían dar una explicación clara para los ciudadanos no especializados. Por ejemplo, al millón que participó en su consulta.
@esteban_is:
El gobierno acaba de hacer una nueva oferta para tenedores de bonos del aeropuerto. Incluye no construir otro aeropuerto a 70 km del actual (Santa Lucía está a 40). O sea, vamos a pagar un aeropuerto (Texcoco), y al final no se va construir nada.  https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mexico-city-airport-trust-announces-amendments-to-its-cash-tender-offers-and-consent-solicitations-300763878.html 
, @ahope71Se contrata deuda para construir un aeropuerto. Se cancela la construcción del aeropuerto por ser (supuestamente) demasiado oneroso. Se acaba pagando deuda por 30 años y nos quedamos sin nuevo aeropuerto. Y a lo anterior le llaman austeridad. Fregón.
@esteban_is:
El gobierno acaba de hacer una nueva oferta para tenedores de bonos del aeropuerto. Incluye no construir otro aeropuerto a 70 km del actual (Santa Lucía está a 40). O sea, vamos a pagar un aeropuerto (Texcoco), y al final no se va construir nada.  https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mexico-city-airport-trust-announces-amendments-to-its-cash-tender-offers-and-consent-solicitations-300763878.html 
, @ValeriaMoyDado el fracaso en la oferta de compra de bonos del aeropuerto de la semana pasada, se ven obligados a mejorar las condiciones para los tenedores de bonos. Claro, sube el costo para el país. Los caprichos salen caros.  https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mexico-city-airport-trust-announces-amendments-to-its-cash-tender-offers-and-consent-solicitations-300763878.html  and 8 others
Mexico City Airport Trust Announces Amendments To Its Cash Tender Offers And Consent Solicitations

MEXICO CITY, Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexico City Airport Trust ("MEXCAT") announces amendments to its previously announced tender offers and consent...

www.prnewswire.com

3 hours ago · @chiggiEven by Marina's amazing standards, this one is an absolute corker.
@MarinaHyde:
My bit on the last couple of days in Brexit  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/11/brexit-grabbing-mace-theresa-may-cancelled-vote?CMP=share_btn_tw 
, @Andrew__Roth"Face it: grabbing the mace is the ultimate dick move" and other gems from @MarinaHyde  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/11/brexit-grabbing-mace-theresa-may-cancelled-vote?CMP=share_btn_tw , @MarinaHydeMy bit on the last couple of days in Brexit  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/11/brexit-grabbing-mace-theresa-may-cancelled-vote?CMP=share_btn_tw , @lionelbarberAs the plotters plot and the PM’s plane circles Europe’s capitals, this is good for a laugh and cry about the state we’re in #Brexit  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/11/brexit-grabbing-mace-theresa-may-cancelled-vote?CMP=share_btn_tw  and 3 others
Guys, it’s 108 shopping days till Brexit, and we’re grabbing maces

A cancelled vote, a nearly nicked shiny thing – Monday’s debacle was a tour de force in parliamentary faffing, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde

Guardian

3 hours ago · @katherinemillerJames Bond is not a real man
@washingtonpost:
Shaken not slurred: James Bond had "a severe chronic alcohol problem," public health experts say  https://wapo.st/2EtpEKe 
, @ptbrennan11I realize people find this funny/silly but do people disagree that 1) public health experts should warn against excessive alcohol consumption and 2) pop culture glamorizes excessive alcohol consumption?
@washingtonpost:
Shaken not slurred: James Bond had "a severe chronic alcohol problem," public health experts say  https://wapo.st/2EtpEKe 
, @ARossPWait until they find out about Nick and Nora Charles.
@washingtonpost:
Shaken not slurred: James Bond had "a severe chronic alcohol problem," public health experts say  https://wapo.st/2EtpEKe 
, @SonnyBunchPublic health experts should mind their own fucking business, area tweeter says.
@washingtonpost:
Shaken not slurred: James Bond had "a severe chronic alcohol problem," public health experts say  https://wapo.st/2EtpEKe 
and 5 others
James Bond had ‘a severe chronic alcohol problem,’ public health experts say

Bond — James Bond — was seen sipping on alcohol precisely 109 times, according to a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Washington Post

3 hours ago · @lfeatherzshouldn't even be an issue!!!!! but good
@sarahemclaugh:
Breaking: Temple finally clarifies that it will not punish Marc Lamont Hill for his speech about Palestine.  https://www.thefire.org/breaking-temple-will-not-punish-marc-lamont-hill-issues-condemnation/ 
, @MJPlitnickWhile I applaud @TempleUniv for doing what they had to do, their accompanying statement is contemptible, as it continues to imply that @marclamonthill said things that he clearly did not say. They continue to have a lot of work to do ethically.  https://www.thefire.org/breaking-temple-will-not-punish-marc-lamont-hill-issues-condemnation/ , @jacobinmagA big win for free speech. You can read Marc Lamont Hill's speech here:  https://jacobinmag.com/2018/12/marc-lamont-hill-united-nations-palestine-speech-transcript 
@sarahemclaugh:
Breaking: Temple finally clarifies that it will not punish Marc Lamont Hill for his speech about Palestine.  https://www.thefire.org/breaking-temple-will-not-punish-marc-lamont-hill-issues-condemnation/ 
, @jvpliveHallelujah! And BREAKING NEWS!  https://www.thefire.org/breaking-temple-will-not-punish-marc-lamont-hill-issues-condemnation/  and 8 others
Temple will not punish Marc Lamont Hill, issues condemnation

Temple University's President released a statement announcing that professor Marc Lamont Hill will not be punished or investigated for his Nov. 28 speech

FIRE

3 hours ago · @MildlyBitterSexy Oklahoma! transfers to Broadway!
@MichaelPaulson:
Breaking Broadway news: The Daniel Fish-directed revival of "Oklahoma!," which had acclaimed runs at Bard SummerScape and @stannswarehouse, will transfer to Broadway's Circle in the Square Theater, beginning performances in March and opening in April.  https://nyti.ms/2zUPwee 
, @OklahomaBwayOh, what a beautiful mornin’! Direct from a sold-out run at @stannswarehouse, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! returns to Broadway March 19 for a strictly limited engagement. , @RobKendtNever bet against a buzzy musical moving to Broadway
@MichaelPaulson:
Breaking Broadway news: The Daniel Fish-directed revival of "Oklahoma!," which had acclaimed runs at Bard SummerScape and @stannswarehouse, will transfer to Broadway's Circle in the Square Theater, beginning performances in March and opening in April.  https://nyti.ms/2zUPwee 
, @Lin_ManuelRebecca Naomi Jones is a superstar who deserves the world and I can’t WAIT to see this
@MichaelPaulson:
Breaking Broadway news: The Daniel Fish-directed revival of "Oklahoma!," which had acclaimed runs at Bard SummerScape and @stannswarehouse, will transfer to Broadway's Circle in the Square Theater, beginning performances in March and opening in April.  https://nyti.ms/2zUPwee 
and 5 others
Acclaimed ‘Oklahoma!’ Revival Is Coming to Broadway

The darkly revisionist production, which was staged this fall at St. Ann’s Warehouse, will play the Circle in the Square.

www.nytimes.com

3 hours ago · @fravelExclusive: Trump says he could intervene in U.S. case against Huawei CFO  https://buff.ly/2UD4JZS , @bendowdentweetsIsn't he the one that authorised this in the first instance?
@Reuters:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump says he would intervene in U.S. case against #Huawei CFO if it would serve national security interests or help close a trade deal with China  https://reut.rs/2RSQAGe  pic.twitter.com/tZoeyXJX2z
, @Alex_PanettaMost jarring thing when this headline broke is Canada’s foreign minister @cafreeland had literally just finished telling a conference how foolish it would be for democracies to throw away rule of law and treat justice like a “buffet” - picking and choosing with cases to pursue
@AdrianMorrow:
The President of the United States is musing about interfering in the justice system — and using a high-profile criminal case as a bargaining chip — to land a trade deal  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-huawei-tech-exclusive/exclusive-trump-says-he-could-intervene-in-u-s-case-against-huawei-cfo-idUSKBN1OA2PQ 
, @ReutersEXCLUSIVE: Trump says he would intervene in U.S. case against and 2 others
Trump says he could intervene in U.S. case against...

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would intervene in the Justice Department's case against a top executive at China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] if it would serve national security inte...

U.S.

4 hours ago · @postpoliticsPelosi questions Trump’s manhood after confrontational White House meeting  https://wapo.st/2RQ7Pbb , @PowerPost“It’s like a manhood thing for him. As if manhood could ever be associated with him. This wall thing,” said @NancyPelosi .  https://wapo.st/2ryt8T8?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.c156886a92cc , @CarolLeonnigA slow Tuesday: Pelosi questions @realDonaldTrump 's manhood after bizarro dispute in Oval; She laments she got "into a tickle contest with a skunk" She warns Trump: "this has spiraled down."  https://wapo.st/2ryt8T8?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.ef2806aa4ed0 , @PostRoz‘It’s like a manhood thing for him’: Pelosi’s power play with Trump serves as message to opponents Via @mikedebonis  https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/pelosi-questions-trumps-manhood-after-confrontational-white-house-meeting/2018/12/11/2b2111be-fd79-11e8-862a-b6a6f3ce8199_story.html?utm_term=.9071679c43a6  and 5 others
Pelosi questions Trump’s manhood after confrontational White House meeting

Pelosi told colleagues that she was “trying to be the mom” in the room while Trump bickered with Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer about the coming funding showdown.

Washington Post

4 hours ago · @cmonstah"The BSO, in a statement, defended its pay structure, saying that the flute and oboe are not comparable because, in part, the oboe is more difficult to play and there is a larger pool of flutists."  https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/entertainment/music/orchestra-gender-pay-gap/?utm_term=.0aa017eeb8a0 , @SarahLKaufmanA star flutist is paid $64,451 less than her male counterpart. So she’s suing.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/entertainment/music/orchestra-gender-pay-gap/?utm_term=.497be2909ee6 , @alexrossmusicIn the @washingtonpost, @geoffedgers investigates the gender pay gap at the Boston Symphony and other orchestras:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/entertainment/music/orchestra-gender-pay-gap/?utm_term=.6b8771d6726c , @GlennFPrincipal flutist at Boston Symphony sues over unequal pay with an oboist who was recruited and makes about double. Guess which gender each is? The oboist believes his flute-playing comrade is his equal—but doesn't endorse equal pay. and 2 others
A star flutist is paid $64,451 less than her male counterpart. So she’s suing.

Elizabeth Rowe’s case against the Boston Symphony Orchestra could change how orchestras pay men and women.

Washington Post

4 hours ago · @JanetLorinCourt Approves Plea Deal With No Jail Time in Baylor Rape Case  https://nyti.ms/2Gap7P1 , @MarshallProjJacob Anderson has agreed to plead no contest to felony unlawful restraint in return for the dismissal of 4 counts of sexual assault. The plea deal was approved this week: He will serve probation, pay a $400 fine and attend counseling. More at @nytimes:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/us/baylor-rape-plea-probation-jacob-anderson.html , @NYTNational“He stole things from me and I will never be the same:" Plea deal in sex assault case angers victim, who says she was raped while a 19-year-old sophomore at Baylor University.  https://nyti.ms/2RLOUys , @nytimesUnder a plea deal, a former fraternity president at Baylor University accused of raping a female student will avoid jail and will not have to register as a sex offender. Instead he will serve 3 years of probation, pay a $400 fine and attend counseling.  https://nyti.ms/2EqDqxo  and 2 others
Court Approves Plea Deal With No Jail Time in Baylor Rape Case

Jacob Anderson, a former fraternity president accused of raping a fellow student, was given a fine and probation for unlawful restraint. Sexual assault charges were dropped.

www.nytimes.com

4 hours ago · @tripgabrielNo. 3: "Mansplain to Pelosi at your peril.'' via @tackettdc  https://nyti.ms/2zSQuYr , @tackettdc5 Takeaways From Trump’s Meeting With Pelosi and Schumer  https://nyti.ms/2zSQuYr , @willevans“After she returned to Capitol Hill, Ms. Pelosi said that for Mr. Trump, the wall was “like a manhood thing for him. “As if manhood could ever be associated with him,” she said.”
@nytimes:
What was billed as a photo opportunity quickly turned into a heated confrontation between President Trump, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Here are 5 takeaways from their meeting.  https://nyti.ms/2RPN8fF 
, @nytpoliticsIt was supposed to be a photo opportunity between President Trump and Democratic Congressional leaders. It turned into a fiery one for the ages.  https://nyti.ms/2RR72ab  and 2 others
5 Takeaways From Trump’s Meeting With Pelosi and Schumer

What was billed as a photo opportunity quickly turned into a heated confrontation between President Trump and the Democratic leaders of Congress, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer

www.nytimes.com

5 hours ago · @MrWalterShapiroPlease can we not treat as breaking news a straw poll roughly 14 months before the Iowa caucuses before any major candidate has declared.
@aseitzwald:
New first on NBCNews: @MoveOn 2020 straw poll shows wide open field -- with Beto O'Rourke ahead of Bernie Sanders, whom MoveOn endorsed in 2016 with support from 78% of its members.  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/beto-o-rourke-narrowly-tops-moveon-2020-presidential-straw-poll-n946501 
, @ShadowingTrumpClearly Beto has hot hand & earned it. But in long campaign, the IT candidate can lose to one > substantial/presidential: Dean-Kerry In NYS '80, celebrity Bess Myerson huge fav over substantive Liz Holtzman (who won). The Big Q:how will Beto do on stage w/Warren/Biden etc? --MG
@MikeDelMoro:
NBC News Exclusive via @aseitzwald: Beto O'Rourke beats out Biden and Sanders in 2020 straw poll from MoveOn  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/beto-o-rourke-narrowly-tops-moveon-2020-presidential-straw-poll-n946501 
, @MikeDelMoroNBC News Exclusive via @aseitzwald: Beto O'Rourke beats out Biden and Sanders in 2020 straw poll from MoveOn  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/beto-o-rourke-narrowly-tops-moveon-2020-presidential-straw-poll-n946501 , @EviljohnaFurther evidence Russia was likely behind Bernies overwhelming win of Moveons poll & endorsement in ‘16, landing him Millions to fight Hilary in the primary Whys no one investigating this? Russia infiltrated the NRA, why not MoveOn to attack from the left  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/beto-o-rourke-narrowly-tops-moveon-2020-presidential-straw-poll-n946501  and 2 others
Beto O'Rourke narrowly tops wide-open MoveOn 2020 presidential straw poll; Biden runner up

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, is the top candidate in a straw poll of MoveOn.org members, a potentially troubling sign for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

NBC News

5 hours ago · @TechmemeLogDNA, which helps devs assess log data, raises $25M Series B led by Emergence Capital with participation from YC and Alexis Ohanian's firm Initialized Capital (@Kyle_L_Wiggers / VentureBeat)  http://venturebeat.com/2018/12/11/logdna-raises-25-million-to-simplify-server-data-logging/   http://www.techmeme.com/181211/p18#a181211p18 , @garrytanLogDNA raises $25 million to simplify server data logging — so pleased to be working with ⁦⁦@emergencecap⁩. Great work ⁦@MrChrisNguyen⁩ They’re the only logging solution that actually works on prem and multi-cloud FTW ⛅️  https://venturebeat.com/2018/12/11/logdna-raises-25-million-to-simplify-server-data-logging/ , @alexisohanianThis. Is. Gonna. Be. Big. 🚀
@garrytan:
LogDNA raises $25 million to simplify server data logging — so pleased to be working with ⁦⁦@emergencecap⁩. Great work ⁦@MrChrisNguyen⁩ They’re the only logging solution that actually works on prem and multi-cloud FTW ⛅️  https://venturebeat.com/2018/12/11/logdna-raises-25-million-to-simplify-server-data-logging/ 
, @kevinspainReally excited to be working with @TryLogDNA and @garrytan @Initialized. The future of logging is here! Go @MrChrisNguyen go!
@garrytan:
LogDNA raises $25 million to simplify server data logging — so pleased to be working with ⁦⁦@emergencecap⁩. Great work ⁦@MrChrisNguyen⁩ They’re the only logging solution that actually works on prem and multi-cloud FTW ⛅️  https://venturebeat.com/2018/12/11/logdna-raises-25-million-to-simplify-server-data-logging/ 
and 2 others
LogDNA raises $25 million to simplify server data logging

LogDNA, a startup whose eponymous log-analyzing product is now used by more than 2,000 customers, has raised $25 million.

VentureBeat

5 hours ago · @SophieNovackMore than *1 million* uninsured Texans could get coverage with a $0 premium through  http://healthcare.gov . Deadline to sign up is Dec. 15, but many may not know there are affordable options - the Trump admin is sabotaging enrollment efforts:  https://www.texasobserver.org/trumps-sabotage-of-aca-enrollment-is-particularly-dangerous-in-texas/ 
@cynthiaccox:
NEW analysis: Rather than continuing to go without insurance, *4.2 million* uninsured people could get an #ACA bronze plan for FREE We estimate 27% of uninsured potential Marketplace shoppers are eligible for a bronze plan with $0 premiums in 2019.  https://www.kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/how-many-of-the-uninsured-can-purchase-a-marketplace-plan-for-free/  pic.twitter.com/QjizBxoGIR
, @KaiserFamFoundOver half (52%) of the 4.2M uninsured people in the U.S. who could get a free ACA bronze plan after tax credits live in four states: Texas (1,010,428 people), Florida (623,434), North Carolina (296,892) and Georgia (254,296). How many live in your state? , @CenterOnBudget#GreatReads from @KaiserFamFound: How Many of the Uninsured Can Purchase a Marketplace Plan for Free? (Spoiler: It's 4.2 million people!) , @ShannonCBPP4.2 million uninsured people could get a FREE bronze ACA plan, per @KaiserFamFound. Sign up at  http://healthcare.gov  by December 15!  https://www.kff.org/278c9bf/  and 1 others
How Many of the Uninsured Can Purchase a Marketplace Plan for Free?

This analysis looks at how many of the remaining uninsured are eligible for premium subsidies that are large enough to cover the entire cost of a bronze plan, which is the minimum level of coverage…

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

7 hours ago · @brianbeutlerlol
@washingtonpost:
Kelly to remain as White House chief of staff through Jan. 2 or longer, official says  https://wapo.st/2EqMlib 
, @borzou"or longer"
@washingtonpost:
Kelly to remain as White House chief of staff through Jan. 2 or longer, official says  https://wapo.st/2EqMlib 
, @eisingerjDid anyone report a hostage situation at the White House?
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Kelly to remain as White House chief of staff through Jan. 2 or longer, official says  https://wapo.st/2EqMlib 
, @imillhiserJohn Kelly's eternal punishment for being a miserable authoritarian Trumpbot is that he has to keep his current job.
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Kelly to remain as White House chief of staff through Jan. 2 or longer, official says  https://wapo.st/2EqMlib 
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Kelly to remain as White House chief of staff through Jan. 2 or longer, official says

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said both Trump and Kelly are committed to a ‘very peaceful’ transition.

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8 hours ago · @cary_zeitlinThe MSM is almost invariably stuck on a very small number of narratives - Dems in Disarray, Good News for Republican, & (in one form or another) Trump is a Political Genius. This last is comparatively new; it exists to cover their 2016 malpractice. They won't give it up easily.
@ThePlumLineGS:
The idea that Trump has magical political powers has always been a fantasy. The new CNN poll finds only 29% approve of Trump's handling of probe. And 50% think it will find wrongdoing. Public opinion has been stable on this for 18 months. My new piece:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2018/12/11/trump-slides-new-poll-reality-begins-piercing-bubble/?utm_term=.f16d86ccf76f 
, @tribelawReality bites ⬇️  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2018/12/11/trump-slides-new-poll-reality-begins-piercing-bubble/ , @IbishblogYes, he's sinking fast despite a still-robust economy and no major wars or terrorist strikes or massive disasters other than natural ones.
@ThePlumLineGS:
The idea that Trump has magical political powers has always been a fantasy. The new CNN poll finds only 29% approve of Trump's handling of probe. And 50% think it will find wrongdoing. Public opinion has been stable on this for 18 months. My new piece:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2018/12/11/trump-slides-new-poll-reality-begins-piercing-bubble/?utm_term=.f16d86ccf76f 
, @DianeRavitchAs Trump slides in a new poll, reality begins piercing the bubble  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2018/12/11/trump-slides-new-poll-reality-begins-piercing-bubble/  and 2 others
As Trump slides in a new poll, reality begins piercing the bubble

A new poll shows that majorities side with the Mueller probe. The reality is only just now finding its way into Trump's bubble.

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