Audio released this week of a December phone call between a Georgia investigator and Former President Donald Trump showed Trump asking the investigator to review ballots in the state. In audio of the call obtained by The Wall Street Journal and released on Wednesday, Trump falsely claimed that he "won by a lot" while speaking to Watson, the chief investigator for the Georgia Secretary of State's office. The former president said that there was "no way" he lost to President Joe Biden and maintained that "something bad happened" in the state, while promising Watson that she would reap benefits for supporting his claim. "When the right answer comes out, you'll be praised," Trump said. "I mean, I don't know why they've made it so hard. They will be praised. People will say 'great,' because that's what it's about. That ability to check and to make it right. Because everyone knows that it's wrong, there's just no way." "Whatever you can do Frances, it's a great thing, it's an … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Pressed Georgia Investigator to Review Ballots in Phone Recording: ‘You’ll be Praised’
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Congressional Republicans are channeling one of my favorite political hacks, the late Massachusetts Congressman Jimmy Burke , who boasted he voted for spending bills, tax cuts and against any increase in the debt ceiling. House and Senate Republicans voted against the COVID-stimulus bill and oppose the Biden infrastructure and tax measures. Yet, despite the votes, more than a few cite their support for popular provisions in each spending initiative, rail against deficits, and oppose tax increases. Republicans complain the $2 trillion Biden initiative is full of stuff that really isn't infrastructure. Sen. Roy Blunt Roy Dean Blunt Sunday shows preview: Democrats eye two-part infrastructure push; Michigan coronavirus cases surge DC delegate pushes for removing Capitol fence despite car attack Coons says bipartisan infrastructure package 'likely' to be smaller, not fully financed MORE (R-Mo.) says all that should be taken out and reduce the size to $600 … [Read more...] about Republicans can’t handle the truth about taxes
Washington Post reporter Christian Davenport reported on Twitter that Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson Eddie Bernice Johnson OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Dakota Access pipeline to remain in operation despite calls for shutdown | Biden hopes to boost climate spending by B | White House budget proposes .4B for environmental justice Congressional proclamation prioritizes a critical societal issue: Lack of women of color in tech House panels underscore vaccine obstacles for minority groups MORE (D-Texas) has sent a letter to the White House demanding that the decision of which companies developing a Human Landing System (HLS) should be funded for the second phase be deferred. Three companies are working on the vehicle that will return Americans to the lunar surface, SpaceX, Dynetics and a team led by Blue Origin. The companies that receive funding later in April will continue to develop an HLS in a project that is similar to the successful Commercial Crew program. The … [Read more...] about Why does Rep. Johnson oppose NASA’s commercial human landing system?
Unique ceramic streets in Lien Mac village Residents of Lien Mac village in Hanoi’s Bac Tu Liem district have been busy collecting discarded materials such as ceramics, bottles, and dishes to decorate the village’s streets. The initiative was inspired by a group of painters and received a warm response from local people, especially in collecting materials and gluing the ceramic pieces together. The mosaic walls also help spread a message to everyone about environmental protection. The vivid and artistic artworks have already garnered major attention from local people and visitors alike./. VNA, NA Office release photo book on 14th legislature The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the National Assembly (NA) Office have coordinated in compiling and publishing a photo book on the 14th legislature. The 428-page book, titled “Quoc hoi khoa XIV - Nhung thanh tuu va dau an noi bat” (The 14th National Assembly – Outstanding achievements and imprints,” comprises nearly 1,000 … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES APRIL 11
Before Brandi Carlile was a folk-rock superstar, she was a high school dropout spending her time in a lakeside shed with her first real band, which comprised Carlile, her brother Jay, and a pair of thirty-something locals from Carlile’s native Washington State. Carlile’s teenage years days were full of uncertainty and exploration: In just a few short years, she would begin gigging relentlessly around Seattle and meet her future musical collaborators, the Hanseroth Twins . But before then, she spent much of her time narrowly avoiding trouble with siblings Jay and Tiffany, falling in love with her first girlfriend, Jessica, and tending to her horse named Sovereign, which she purchased for $75 at the age of 17. Related Stories Brandi Carlile Covers Joni Mitchell, Talks 'Broken Horses' Memoir on 'Colbert' How Leslie Jordan Helped Us Survive Quarantine and Made a Gospel Album in the Process Related Stories The 50 Greatest Rock Memoirs of All Time … [Read more...] about How a Teenaged Brandi Carlile Quit School, Overcame Tragedy, and Met Her First Love
The Zum Coffee shop is located on the first floor of an old dormitory in a small alley at 110 C6 Vu Ngoc Phan Street, Dong Da District. The outside of the shop doesn’t look any different from many other dormitories. There is a small yard for trees right in front of the shop. The architecture of the building is almost unchanged. To the left of the entrance is a counter walled by old wooden shutters. It also carries subsidy era artifacts like the television set. The cafe owners cleared some walls to create a bigger space for the shop. The yellow painted wall is broken with patchy brick rifts to create a rustic, old world look. Even the lighting adds to the shop’s subsidy era ambience. There is a space that is arranged just like a living room of that period, with a typical cupboard and a wooden salon set. banh chung , and the Vietnamese distich evoke a traditional Lunar New Year ( Tet ) atmosphere of those times. The wooden … [Read more...] about Hanoi dormitory cafe harks back to bygone subsidy era