August 7, 2020

The Damage Report: August 7, 2020

Biden apologizes after saying the Latino community more ideologically ‘diverse’ than the black community. John Iadarola and Brett Erlich break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediaite.com/news/biden-says-hispanics-are-more-ideologically-diverse-than-black-americans-at-conference-for-black-journalists/ "Former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that Hispanic voters in the United States were an “incredibly diverse community,” which he said contrasted with African Americans. “Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things,” Biden said in comments to the National Association of Black Journalists, which has been holding its annual conference virtually this week. “You go to Florida, you find a very different attitude about immigration in certain places than you do when you’re in Arizona.” The comment prompted President Donald Trump to take a shot at Biden during an afternoon press spray with reporters outside the White House — and to say something was “going on with him.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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August 6, 2020

The Damage Report: August 6, 2020

Donald Trump declares himself a savior for black Americans. John Iadarola and Gary Chambers break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Trump-s-claim-that-he-s-done-more-for-black-15319412.php "Depending on the day, Trump likes to declare he has done more for African Americans than any other president - or, he might concede, since Abraham Lincoln. Five times since the start of the year Trump has asserted this, so it's clear we need to address it in detail. In his most recent tweet, Trump pointed to specific achievements to bolster his claim, so we will see how this stands up to the work of previous presidents. Lincoln, of course, freed the slaves and pressed for passage of constitutional amendments to give them equal status under the law. It's hard to top those achievements. But the claim that Trump has exceeded every other president since Lincoln earned only derision from prominent historians. Instead, they said Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, is clearly the president who had the most lasting impact on the lives of African Americans. These legislative victories were not easy, requiring Johnson to build coalitions with moderate Republicans and liberal Democrats to defeat the powerful segregationists in his own party who dominated the South.” #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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August 5, 2020

The Damage Report: August 5, 2020

Trump admits why he won’t accept the 2020 election results. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediaite.com/trump/trump-continues-assault-on-mail-in-voting-claiming-if-allowed-election-could-go-on-for-years/ "President Donald Trump continued his attack on mail-in voting on Wednesday by claiming it would make the 2020 election “go on for years” due to delays. There is no evidence of widespread corruption in mail-in voting that would delay the November results for “years,” and critics have accused the president of assailing such voting in order to undermine the results of the presidential election. Just yesterday, Trump appeared to reverse course on such voting, encouraging Floridians to vote by mail. Trump claimed in an interview with Fox & Friends that Nevada and New Jersey both present proof that mail-in voting gives way to widespread fraud and corruption. Fox host Pete Hegseth threw back to the 2016 election by having Trump respond to Hillary Clinton’s allegation that Republicans are seeking to “sabotage” the upcoming election by attacking voting by mail." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib wins reelection! John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://theintercept.com/2020/08/05/michigan-rashida-tlaib-election/ Detroiters put Rashida Tlaib in a strong position for reelection in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District on Tuesday night, as she beat back a rematch from Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones in the Democratic primary. While it could be weeks before a final vote count is known, Tlaib’s margin with most precincts reporting was 66 percent to 34 percent of the vote on Wednesday morning. Tlaib’s seat was considered the most vulnerable among members of the so-called Squad, as the congresswoman faced off against a more or less unified Detroit political establishment and the ire of President Donald Trump. Tlaib’s presumed win comes alongside a host of down-ballot wins by progressives, including Karen McDonald for Oakland County prosecutor. Michigan progressives, crushed by the 2018 defeat of Abdul El-Sayed and the 2020 defeat of Bernie Sanders in the state’s critical March primary, could be seeing a revival of sorts. #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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The White House offers up a stimulus plan that basically spits on unemployed Americans. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: http://lite.cnn.com/en/article/h_15a3477b4eca4ceb1e84d8b9e37c61e3 "The negotiators are, at long last, actually negotiating. After seven meetings, totaling more than a dozen hours, the top Democratic and White House negotiators are not just walking through their disagreements, but putting offers on the table, trading proposals and to a small degree, starting to make concessions. They've even agreed on a deadline for a deal -- the end of this week. Bottom line: There is still a long way to go and an agreement to a timeline to reach an agreement -- one that is already one week after the initial deadline -- isn't much on its face. But what's happening behind the scenes is a signal things are actually starting to kick into gear. What to watch: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows will be back on Capitol Hill for negotiations. What was put on the table The Tuesday meeting between Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and the top White House negotiators, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, was by far the most productive of all the meetings up to this point, according to both sides." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Black Lives Matter activist, Cori Bush takes down long-time establishment Democrat Rep. Lacy Clay. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://theintercept.com/2020/08/05/cori-bush-lacy-clay-primary/?menu=1 “In an upset that will rock the House Democratic caucus, Ferguson activist Cori Bush on Tuesday unseated Rep. Lacy Clay, whose family has represented the St. Louis-area congressional district for more than 50 years. Clay dominated Bush among mail-in and absentee ballots, leading some outlets to prematurely call the race, but Bush surged back with a commanding election day lead, narrowly topping Clay by three points when all were counted. Bush was among the original Justice Democrat recruits in 2018, but lost her first challenge by 20 points. A registered nurse and pastor, she made a second run this cycle, again with the backing of Justice Democrats, the progressive group best known for recruiting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “It is historic that this year, of all the years, we are sending a Black, working-class, single mother, who’s been fighting for Black lives since Ferguson, all the way to the halls of Congress,” Bush said in a victory speech. #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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August 4, 2020

The Damage Report: August 4, 2020

August 3, 2020

The Damage Report: August 3, 2020

This is what happens when Congress doesn’t listen to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. John Iadarola and Francesca Fiorentini break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/30/21348451/military-recruiting-twitch-ban-block-amendment-ocasio-cortez "An amendment proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) that would ban the US military from recruiting on Twitch failed a House vote Thursday evening. Had it passed, it would have been an amendment to the House Committee on Appropriations bill, which is part of the process in how the Pentagon’s annual budget is set. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted her frustration at trying to win over her colleagues Thursday evening: Ocasio-Cortez gave an impassioned speech on the House floor in advance of the vote on Thursday. “Children should not be targeted in general for many marketing purposes in addition to military service,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Right now, currently, children on platforms such as Twitch are bombarded with banner ads linked to recruitment signup forms that can be submitted by children as young as 12 years old. These are not education outreach programs for the military.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Trump loses it after the Trump whisperer considers jumping ship. John Iadarola and Francesca Fiorentini break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnns-dana-bash-confronts-dr-birx-on-why-u-s-has-failed-so-badly-on-pandemic-why-did-this-happen/ "CNN’s Dana Bash confronted Dr. Deborah Birx on State of the Union Sunday about the serious rise in coronavirus cases across the United States in the past month. “America is not even close to controlling this like other places,” Bash said. “So Dr. Birx, why has the U.S. failed so badly at this?” Birx said talked about how the virus has spread from back in March when there was an “eruption” of cases in cities to after Memorial Day when “we saw this explosion across the south and the west.” “So, Dr. Birx, you’re explaining what happened. The question that everybody out there has is why?” Bash followed up. “Why did this happen? Why was the government particularly — I mean, you’re the coordinator for the federal response. Why weren’t you able to stop this from spreading and continuing to spread uncontrollably as it is now?”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Steve Mnuchin and Trump administration have been exposed by the unemployment truth. John Iadarola and Francesca Fiorentini break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.businessinsider.com/600-unemployment-bonus-payments-dont-cause-less-work-yale-2020-7 "A report by economists at Yale University did not find any evidence that the $600 weekly jobless benefits authorized by Congress in March in response to the COVID-19 outbreak reduced employment in the US. The findings suggested that in the aggregate, the expanded benefits "neither encouraged layoffs during the pandemic's onset nor deterred people from returning to work once businesses began reopening." "Workers facing larger expansions in unemployment insurance benefits have returned to their previous jobs over time at similar rates as others," the economists said. "We find no evidence that more generous benefits disincentivize work either at the onset of the expansion or as firms looked to return to business over time. In future research, it will be important to assess whether the same results hold when states move to reopen." The $600-per-week unemployment benefits that millions of Americans have been receiving under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act expire at the end of July. This comes as members of the Trump administration have been critical of these benefits to unemployed Americans, saying they discourage people from returning to work." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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July 31, 2020

The Damage Report: July 31, 2020

John Iadarola trashes the entire US government. He is joined by Brett Erlich to break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/07/31/indefensible-and-disgusting-senate-departs-3-day-weekend-unemployment-benefits "The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate has adjourned for a three-day weekend as enhanced unemployment payments are officially set to lapse on Friday, guaranteeing that tens of millions of Americans will see their incomes drop by 50-75% with another rent payment due in 24 hours. The Senate's departure followed a long day of jockeying and blame-hurling on the floor Thursday that ultimately failed to produce a solution for the nearly 30 million Americans who for months have relied on the $600-per-week unemployment insurance (UI) boost to meet basic needs as the economy remains in deep recession. "Mitch McConnell's failure to act already sealed this lapse, and half-measures and gimmicks from the White House cannot undo it." —Rep. Don Beyer The chamber is not set to reconvene until 3 pm Monday. "Just so we're all clear," tweeted economist Robert Reich, "more than 25,000,000 unemployed Americans are about to lose their extra unemployment benefits, and the Senate just left for a three-day weekend. Republicans have lost the right to govern.”"
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Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, lead by Jared Kushner, literally plotted for blue states to die. John Iadarola and Brett Erlich break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/07/how-jared-kushners-secret-testing-plan-went-poof-into-thin-air “On March 31, three weeks after the World Health Organization designated the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, a DHL truck rattled up to the gray stone embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, D.C., delivering precious cargo: 1 million Chinese-made diagnostic tests for COVID-19, ordered at the behest of the Trump administration. Normally, federal government purchases come with detailed contracts, replete with acronyms and identifying codes. They require sign-off from an authorized contract officer and are typically made public in a U.S. government procurement database, under a system intended as a hedge against waste, fraud, and abuse. This purchase did not appear in any government database. Nor was there any contract officer involved. Instead, it was documented in an invoice obtained by Vanity Fair, from a company, Cogna Technology Solutions (its own name misspelled as “Tecnology” on the bill), which noted a total order of 3.5 million tests for an amount owed of $52 million. The “client name” simply noted “WH.” #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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July 30, 2020

The Damage Report: July 30, 2020

‘Parkland Rising’ documentary will air on TYT. John Iadarola and Fred Guttenberg break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781642505351 "Overcoming Grief Through the Humanity of Others Fred Guttenberg loved watching Mr. Rogers with his daughter and his son when they were little. Their favorite piece of wisdom was: In the midst of tragedy and catastrophe, find the helpers. "Always look for the helpers. There will always be helpers. Because if you look for the helpers, you'll know there's hope." --Fred Rogers, interview with Television Academy, 1999 Life changed forever on Valentine's Day 2018. What was to be a family day celebrating love turned into a nightmare. Thirty-four people were shot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Jaime Guttenberg, a fourteen-year-old with a huge heart, was the second to last victim. That she and so many of her fellow students were struck down in cold blood galvanized many to action, including Jaime's father Fred who has become an activist dedicated to passing common sense gun safety legislation. Fred was already struggling with deep personal loss. Four months earlier his brother Michael died of 9/11 induced pancreatic cancer. He had been exposed to so much dust and chemicals at Ground Zero, the damage caught up with him. Michael battled heroically for nearly five years and then died at age fifty." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Republicans are attempting a pathetic census plot to take the 2020 election. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.witf.org/2020/07/28/republicans-signal-theyre-willing-to-cut-census-counting-short/ "Republicans in Congress are signaling that the Census Bureau cannot take the extra time it has said it needs in order to count every person living in the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic — even if that risks leaving some residents out of the 2020 census. Rushing to deliver new state population counts to the president by Dec. 31, and more detailed data to the states by March 31, 2021, as required by current federal law, could risk severe inaccuracies in the once-a-decade count, especially among people of color, immigrants, rural residents and other historically undercounted groups. With less than 95 days until the Census Bureau plans to stop tallying the country’s residents at the end of October, roughly four out of 10 households nationwide have yet to be included in the constitutionally mandated count that is used to redistribute congressional seats, Electoral College votes and federal funding among the states." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Pre-Order ‘Find The Helpers’ a story of overcoming grief through the humanity of others. John Iadarola and Fred Guttenberg break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781642505351 "Overcoming Grief Through the Humanity of Others Fred Guttenberg loved watching Mr. Rogers with his daughter and his son when they were little. Their favorite piece of wisdom was: In the midst of tragedy and catastrophe, find the helpers. "Always look for the helpers. There will always be helpers. Because if you look for the helpers, you'll know there's hope." --Fred Rogers, interview with Television Academy, 1999 Life changed forever on Valentine's Day 2018. What was to be a family day celebrating love turned into a nightmare. Thirty-four people were shot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Jaime Guttenberg, a fourteen-year-old with a huge heart, was the second to last victim. That she and so many of her fellow students were struck down in cold blood galvanized many to action, including Jaime's father Fred who has become an activist dedicated to passing common sense gun safety legislation. Fred was already struggling with deep personal loss. Four months earlier his brother Michael died of 9/11 induced pancreatic cancer. He had been exposed to so much dust and chemicals at Ground Zero, the damage caught up with him. Michael battled heroically for nearly five years and then died at age fifty." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Here’s the truth behind Tucker Carlson’s racism. John Iadarola and Manny Fidel break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Watch more here: https://twitter.com/mannyfidel/status/1282843578557964288 “(Tucker Carlson’s) head writer was exposed as a racist, and Tucker says it has nothing to do with the show. But for years, "Tucker Carlson Tonight" has been espousing white supremacist rhetoric” Read more here: https://www.businessinsider.com/romanticization-plantations-white-supremacy-confederate-statues-black-lives-matter-2020-7 "The debate around Confederate statues has always puzzled me. Given the fact that most Confederate statues were built in between the 1890s and 1950s, it's pretty clear their purpose was to reinforce Jim Crow and segregation rather than remember our history. Even in their historical contact, they simply celebrate a heritage of white supremacy and commemorate leaders who just really wanted to keep their slaves. But while this debate seems to be the center of our fight over the commemoration of the history of American slavery, the most nefarious example of this racist heritage is the romanticizing of plantations in the south. In order to fully come to grips with our nation's past and undermine the concept of white supremacy, we need to rid ourselves of the soft-focus on plantations." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez completely owns Trump once again! John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-28/aoc-moves-to-block-trump-s-fair-housing-rule "Last week, to considerable fanfare, the White House rolled out a surprise rule on fair housing. The new policy, which overrides an existing Obama-era regulation, would all but eliminate the federal obligation for state and local governments to demonstrate that they are using federal housing dollars to actively reduce segregation. President Donald Trump has framed this civil rights-era federal mandate as an effort to “abolish the suburbs.” If New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has her way, the rule might be undone before it ever takes effect. The Bronx congresswoman has introduced a pair of amendments to an appropriations bill before Congress that would defund this rule as well as another rule before they can take effect. The legislation would prevent any federal funds from being used to implement or adopt the new rules proposed under Housing Secretary Ben Carson, effectively nullifying them." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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How the heck is Fox News linked to democratic socialism?! John Iadarola and Manny Fidel break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Watch more here: https://twitter.com/mannyfidel/status/1282843578557964288 “(Tucker Carlson’s) head writer was exposed as a racist, and Tucker says it has nothing to do with the show. But for years, "Tucker Carlson Tonight" has been espousing white supremacist rhetoric” Read more here: https://www.businessinsider.com/romanticization-plantations-white-supremacy-confederate-statues-black-lives-matter-2020-7 "The debate around Confederate statues has always puzzled me. Given the fact that most Confederate statues were built in between the 1890s and 1950s, it's pretty clear their purpose was to reinforce Jim Crow and segregation rather than remember our history. Even in their historical contact, they simply celebrate a heritage of white supremacy and commemorate leaders who just really wanted to keep their slaves. But while this debate seems to be the center of our fight over the commemoration of the history of American slavery, the most nefarious example of this racist heritage is the romanticizing of plantations in the south. In order to fully come to grips with our nation's past and undermine the concept of white supremacy, we need to rid ourselves of the soft-focus on plantations." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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July 29, 2020

The Damage Report: July 29, 2020

Coronavirus symptoms just got scarier following two new studies. John Iadarola and Jordan Uhl break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.statnews.com/2020/07/27/covid19-concerns-about-lasting-heart-damage/ “Two new studies from Germany paint a sobering picture of the toll that Covid-19 takes on the heart, raising the specter of long-term damage after people recover, even if their illness was not severe enough to require hospitalization. One study examined the cardiac MRIs of 100 people who had recovered from Covid-19 and compared them to heart images from 100 people who were similar but not infected with the virus. Their average age was 49 and two-thirds of the patients had recovered at home. More than two months later, infected patients were more likely to have troubling cardiac signs than people in the control group: 78 patients showed structural changes to their hearts, 76 had evidence of a biomarker signaling cardiac injury typically found after a heart attack, and 60 had signs of inflammation. These were relatively young, healthy patients who fell ill in the spring, Valentina Puntmann, who led the MRI study, pointed out in an interview. Many of them had just returned from ski vacations. None of them thought they had anything wrong with their hearts." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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July 28, 2020

The Damage Report: July 28, 2020

Donald Trump’s new favorite COVID doctor believes in alien DNA, demon sperm, and hydroxychloroquine. John Iadarola and Aida Rodriguez break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.thedailybeast.com/stella-immanuel-trumps-new-covid-doctor-believes-in-alien-dna-demon-sperm-and-hydroxychloroquine "A Houston doctor who praises hydroxychloroquine and says that face masks aren’t necessary to stop transmission of the highly contagious coronavirus has become a star on the right-wing internet, garnering tens of millions of views on Facebook on Monday alone. Donald Trump Jr. declared the video of Stella Immanuel a “must watch,” while Donald Trump himself retweeted the video. Before Trump and his supporters embrace Immanuel’s medical expertise, though, they should consider other medical claims Immanuel has made—including those about alien DNA and the physical effects of having sex with witches and demons in your dreams. Immanuel, a pediatrician and a religious minister, has a history of making bizarre claims about medical topics and other issues. She has often claimed that gynecological problems like cysts and endometriosis are in fact caused by people having sex in their dreams with demons and witches." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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DNC Platform Committee rejects all things progressive. What all got axed? What will make their short-list? John Iadarola and Aida Rodriguez break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/07/28/history-will-not-judge-kindly-dnc-platform-committee-votes-down-medicare-all "A Democratic National Committee panel on Monday voted down an amendment that would have inserted a plank supporting Medicare for All into the party's 2020 platform, a move progressives decried as out of touch with public opinion and a slap in the face to the millions of people who have lost their health insurance due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The DNC Platform Committee rejected the Medicare for All amendment introduced by longtime single-payer advocate Michael Lighty by a vote of 36-125 during a virtual meeting Monday. The committee also voted down separate attempts to include support for expanding Medicare to children, dropping the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 55, and legalizing marijuana. "Shameful. And during a pandemic," tweeted progressive radio host Kyle Kulinksi in response to the defeat of the Medicare for All amendment. "History will not judge this kindly. It's like opposing the New Deal during the Great Depression. Unforgivable.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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July 27, 2020

The Damage Report: July 27, 2020

Republican Senator Tom Cotton said WHAT about slavery?! John Iadarola and Francesca Fiorentini break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.thedailybeast.com/tom-cotton-cries-fake-news-when-fox-and-friends-directly-quotes-him-on-slavery "The hosts of Fox & Friends waited until the final moments of their interview with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) to bring up the comments he made about slavery and The New York Times’ ‘1619 Project’ over the weekend. Cotton used the opportunity to accuse them of spreading “fake news.” “Senator Tom Cotton, you’re in the eye of the storm, you like to take on red-hot issues, including ‘The 1619 Project,’” Brian Kilmeade said as the senator smiled awkwardly. He then quoted directly at length from Cotton’s interview with the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. “We have to study the history of slavery and its role and impact on the development of our country because otherwise we can’t understand our country,” Cotton said in that interview. “As the Founding Fathers said, it was the necessary evil upon which the union was built, but the union was built in a way, as Lincoln said, to put slavery on the course to its ultimate extinction.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 14 minutes
Capitalism screws over unemployed tenants as the eviction crisis begins to hit hard. John Iadarola and Francesca Fiorentini break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.propublica.org/article/the-eviction-ban-worked-but-its-almost-over-some-landlords-are-getting-ready "As tenants across Florida lost their jobs and incomes during the coronavirus pandemic, executives at Axiom Realty Partners LLC, whose portfolio includes at least nine apartment buildings throughout the Southeast, applied pressure on some tenants to either pay rent or move out. One Axiom tenant, who asked that her name not be used for fear of retribution from her landlord, told ProPublica that she fell behind on rent in early April when her 4-year-old’s day care closed because of the pandemic. She was forced to leave her job at a staffing firm to take care of the child, who has severe autism. She relied on $275 per week in state unemployment benefits to support herself and her two young children, but money was still tight. She hasn’t met the eligibility requirements for an additional $600 per week in federal assistance." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 7 minutes
Terrell Starr breaks down the ‘Black Diplomats’ podcast with John Iadarola on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Check out 'Black Diplomats' here: https://blackdiplomats.captivate.fm/ "The world is full of black people. But when the mainstream media talks about the world, we hardly ever hear from them. Black Diplomats—a podcast dedicated to international politics and culture from the perspective of people of color—is going to change that." Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: http://terrellstarr.com/about/ "Terrell Jermaine Starr is the senior reporter at The Root, where he writes about the 2020 election and foreign policy, mostly U.S. relations with Ukraine and Russia. He is also the The Root’s 2020 correspondent and is tasked with interviewing presidential candidates and traveling to communities around the country to see who voters are eyeing to cast ballots for during the 2020 primary and the general election. Some of the people Starr have conducted sit-down interviews with include U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, U.S. Senator Cory Booker and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, among other politicians. Before working at The Root, Starr was at Foxtrot Alpha, a blog that focuses on military, technology and policy. Prior to that, he worked for FUSION as a national political correspondent covering the 2016 presidential campaign. He lived Ukraine as a Fulbright fellow, and Georgia as a Peace Corps volunteer. Starr has over four years of experience living in the former Soviet Union and more than eight years working as a reporter. Starr uses his media skills to break down Russia-U.S. relations in ways that make him not sound like a Washington hack. He is a frequent guest and co-host of the popular podcast In The Thick and his work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Mother Jones and Buzzfeed. Starr is a regularly sought after speaker on U.S.-Russian relations, Ukrainian politics and the intersection of race and politics in America." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 10 minutes
Here’s the truth about US dealings in Ukraine. John Iadarola and Terrell Starr break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Check out 'Black Diplomats' here: https://blackdiplomats.captivate.fm/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: http://terrellstarr.com/about/ "Terrell Jermaine Starr is the senior reporter at The Root, where he writes about the 2020 election and foreign policy, mostly U.S. relations with Ukraine and Russia. He is also the The Root’s 2020 correspondent and is tasked with interviewing presidential candidates and traveling to communities around the country to see who voters are eyeing to cast ballots for during the 2020 primary and the general election. Some of the people Starr have conducted sit-down interviews with include U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, U.S. Senator Cory Booker and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, among other politicians. Before working at The Root, Starr was at Foxtrot Alpha, a blog that focuses on military, technology and policy. Prior to that, he worked for FUSION as a national political correspondent covering the 2016 presidential campaign. He lived Ukraine as a Fulbright fellow, and Georgia as a Peace Corps volunteer. Starr has over four years of experience living in the former Soviet Union and more than eight years working as a reporter. Starr uses his media skills to break down Russia-U.S. relations in ways that make him not sound like a Washington hack. He is a frequent guest and co-host of the popular podcast In The Thick and his work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Mother Jones and Buzzfeed. Starr is a regularly sought after speaker on U.S.-Russian relations, Ukrainian politics and the intersection of race and politics in America." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 11 minutes