Archive for January 19th, 2021

January 19th, 2021 - 8:17 pm § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Politics

Tradeoff: U.S. Embassy will stay in Jerusalem, but Biden will pursue Palestinian statehood

“President-elect Joe Biden will not reverse Donald Trump’s landmark recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but will seek a state for the Palestinians, Antony Blinken, his nominee for secretary of state” told a Senate panel on Tuesday, January 29, 2021 “The only wa[...]

January 19th, 2021 - 7:23 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

The body pile at Fox News

In the aftermath of the collapsed Trump revolution, Fox News has fired at least 17 long-time staffers, including the editor who “correctly called Arizona for Joe Biden long before other networks in a move that infuriated Donald Trump and his supporters,” in what the U.K.-based tabloid Da[...]

January 19th, 2021 - 6:57 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

– The End –

The final chapter has been written of Trump’s misbegotten legal crusade to overturn the 2020 election (below). Read story here. But it’s not over; still to be determined are the defamation lawsuits and disciplinary actions against Trump’s crackpot legal team. Return to The-Ave.US H[...]

January 19th, 2021 - 6:41 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Mike Pence’s future

   Bottom line: He doesn’t have one.    “Pence staked his political future on Trump,” CNN says (here), because “he saw a shortcut to the top of the Republican pile if Trump happened to win.” It was a reckless gamble that required Pence to defend Trump “at eve[...]

January 19th, 2021 - 3:48 pm § in Donald Trump, Health, Politics

What Trump will be remembered most for

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January 19th, 2021 - 3:36 pm § in Donald Trump, Humor, Politics

Where MyPillow CEO gets his product ideas

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January 19th, 2021 - 1:04 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Russia

FBI captures Capitol spy suspect

A Capitol invader who possibly stole a laptop computer from Nancy Pelosi’s office intending to sell it to Russian intelligence services has been caught, the U.K-based tabloid Daily Mail reported on Monday, January 18, 2021. Read story here. Riley June Williams, 22, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania [...]

January 19th, 2021 - 12:20 am § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics

The rise of rightwing militias and what to do about them

It’s no accident that potentially violent rightwing militias have proliferated and become more aggressive during Trump’s time in office. He encouraged them. Before 2016 “these groups operated mainly on the political margins,” two political scientists wrote in a Foreign Affair[...]