May 22, 2020

The Damage Report: May 22, 2020

There are new developments in the Ahmaud Arbery case. John Iadarola and Rashad Richey 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://georgiarecorder.com/2020/05/17/atlantans-ride-to-brunswick-to-amplify-demand-das-quit-over-arbery-killing/ "BRUNSWICK – A caravan from Atlanta to the Glynn County Courthouse steps amplified calls that two southeast Georgia district attorneys leave office or be pushed out. The “Justice for Ahmaud Caravan” brought more attention to local calls for district attorneys Jackie Johnson and George Barnhill to either resign or be removed from office. Why did Minister Connie Moran make the four-hour trip from her Sankofa United Church of Christ in Atlanta to the Glynn County Courthouse Saturday? She gestured toward one of her sons, who was standing with her. “I have three sons, and I’m originally from Chicago, but I know when he goes out ⁠— he’s an athlete, all my boys are athletes ⁠— when they go out and jog, and they go out and participate in what should be a normal occurrence, I expect them to come home,” Moran said. “So, anything that I can do to make sure every mother in America doesn’t have to get a phone call like that, I’ll do.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks #JusticeforAhmaud
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'Coronavirus Karen' cracks in a hysteric meltdown. 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.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/05/coronavirus-karen-memes-reddit-twitter-carolyn-goodman/611104/ "In the ongoing, tense conversation over how long America has to remain locked down during the coronavirus pandemic, one of the more absurd moments came two weeks ago: Carolyn Goodman, the mayor of Las Vegas, called for the immediate reopening of her city’s casinos, offering her constituents up as a “control group” to test whether stay-at-home measures are actually effective. The notion baffled public-health experts, who maintain that a rigorous adherence to social distancing is essential to overcoming the outbreak. It drew swift condemnation from other Las Vegas officials, who referred to Goodman as “reckless” and “an embarrassment.” And, as is so often the case in public blunders, it received its harshest criticism online. Goodman was called “an idiot,” “an actual monster,” and, maybe most damning, “a real Karen’s Karen.” On the internet, a Karen is not always named Karen. The title has been used to decry a woman named Diane who attended a protest of Pennsylvania’s stay-at-home order carrying an American flag and announcing, “What do I say to your science? I don’t believe in your science.” It’s been thrown at a woman in a local Facebook group demanding private medical information about a person in her neighborhood, and a woman in Tennessee carrying a handmade sign that read sacrifice the weak, re-open tn. Becky Ames, the mayor of Beaumont, Texas, was declared a Karen after she was photographed breaking the state’s stay-at-home order at a nail salon." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 7 minutes
May 21, 2020

The Damage Report: May 21, 2020

What if Donald Trump responded to coronavirus one week sooner? John Iadarola and Michael Shure 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.nytimes.com/2020/05/20/us/coronavirus-distancing-deaths.html "If the United States had begun imposing social distancing measures one week earlier than it did in March, about 36,000 fewer people would have died in the coronavirus outbreak, according to new estimates from Columbia University disease modelers. And if the country had begun locking down cities and limiting social contact on March 1, two weeks earlier than most people started staying home, the vast majority of the nation’s deaths — about 83 percent — would have been avoided, the researchers estimated. Under that scenario, about 54,000 fewer people would have died by early May. The enormous cost of waiting to take action reflects the unforgiving dynamics of the outbreak that swept through American cities in early March. Even small differences in timing would have prevented the worst exponential growth, which by April had subsumed New York City, New Orleans and other major cities, the researchers found." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 8 minutes
Where is 'small business' money from the bailout really going? John Iadarola and Adam Eichen of the Democratic Policy Center 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.dempolicy.com/about "OUR MISSION The Democratic Policy Center is a 501(c)(4) non-profit dedicated to championing progressive solutions to our nation’s crises. We support single-payer health care, expanded voting rights, campaign finance reforms, the Green New Deal, consumer and worker protections, and measures to broaden America’s social safety net. WHY WE FORMED DPC Like millions of Americans, we have been horrified by the federal government’s response to COVID-19. The Trump administration has botched the response, and Congress has been missing in action for weeks. Tens of thousands of people are dying, but the recovery acts signed into law have benefited corporations and the ultra-wealthy far more than Americans who are suffering most.    Now, many in Congress are pushing to bail out 501(c)(6) organizations -- trade associations that lobby for some of the most abusive corporations in the world. This crisis should not be an opportunity for lobbyists to enrich themselves. We formed this organization to fight back!    Underlying all of our efforts is a progressive political stance. We believe that Congress must be pressured to support widely popular policies, such as: Medicare for All, public campaign financing, vote-by-mail, and the Green New Deal." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 11 minutes
May 20, 2020

The Damage Report: May 20, 2020

Donald Trump is ultimately pushing to make voting illegal in America. 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.vox.com/2020/5/19/21262376/georgia-republicans-cancel-election-state-supreme-court-barrow-kemp-blackwell "The state of Georgia was supposed to hold an election Tuesday to fill a seat on the state Supreme Court. Justice Keith Blackwell, a Republican whose six-year term expires on the last day of this year, did not plan to run for reelection. The election, between former Democratic Rep. John Barrow and former Republican state lawmaker Beth Beskin, would determine who would fill Blackwell’s seat. But then something weird happened: Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and the state’s Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, canceled Tuesday’s election. Instead, Kemp will appoint Blackwell’s successor, and that successor will serve for at least two years — ensuring the seat will remain in Republican hands. On May 14, the state Supreme Court handed down a decision that effectively blessed this scheme to keep Blackwell’s seat in the GOP’s hands. The court’s decision in Barrow v. Raffensperger is unusual in many regards — among other things, six of the state’s regular Supreme Court justices recused from the case, and they were replaced by five lower court judges who sat temporarily on the state’s highest court. The court’s decision in Barrow turns upon poorly drafted language in the state constitution, which does suggest that Blackwell, Kemp, and Raffensperger’s scheme was legal." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 11 minutes
May 19, 2020

The Damage Report: May 19, 2020

Donald Trump's heart is about to explode. Why? John Iadarola and Emma Vigeland 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.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/5/18/21262889/trump-taking-hydroxychloroquine-coronavirus "On Monday afternoon, President Trump told the press that he’s taking a drug called hydroxychloroquine as a preventative to ward off the coronavirus — a practice for which there is no evidence and that could, in theory, have negative side effects as serious as hallucinations and heart failure. “I take it,” Trump said. “So far, I seem to be okay.” Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial drug that a non-randomized study from a French lab, publicized in March, initially suggested could be used as a treatment in fighting the coronavirus. In March, Trump frequently touted the drug, calling it “one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine.” But further studies have concluded that it is not effective in many cases and should not be routinely used to treat patients. Trump seems to be taking it not as a treatment for Covid-19 — he’s apparently tested negative — but as a preventive measure to protect himself from contracting it. There’s no medical evidence supporting the idea that this would work, and the risk of potential psychiatric and cardiac side effects, which are serious, would likely strongly outweigh any (hypothetical) benefits." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurksDamage Report Description Goes Here
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Bernie Sanders surrogate give 2020 election advice to progressives who are trying figure what's next. John Iadarola and Linda Sarsour 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/2020/03/01/linda-sarsour-book-bernie-sanders/ "ON FEBRUARY 11, the night Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary, Linda Sarsour was in Queens, New York, vying on his behalf for an endorsement from the Muslim Democratic Club of New York — a small subset of the American Muslim community, among which Sanders is the most popular presidential candidate. Sarsour, a Sanders campaign surrogate and executive director of Muslim social justice group MPower Change, was speaking to club membership on home turf. She co-founded the organization, New York’s first Muslim political club, in 2013, and is a star in New York Muslim circles. But she didn’t take the club’s endorsement for granted. “Bernie Sanders is the candidate for the Muslim American community,” Sarsour told the crowd during her five-minute spiel. “Bernie Sanders is the most consistent anti-war candidate in this campaign. He voted against the war in Iraq. He voted against the Patriot Act, which is a policy that allows unwarranted surveillance of our communities and takes our civil liberties away.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Donald Trump throws US troops under the bus. John Iadarola and Emma Vigeland 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.politico.com/news/2020/05/19/national-guard-coronavirus-267514 "More than 40,000 National Guard members currently helping states test residents for the coronavirus and trace the spread of infections will face a “hard stop” on their deployments on June 24 — just one day shy of many members becoming eligible for key federal benefits, according to a senior FEMA official. The official outlined the Trump administration’s plans on an interagency call on May 12, an audio version of which was obtained by POLITICO. The official also acknowledged during the call that the June 24 deadline means that thousands of members who first deployed in late March will find themselves with only 89 days of duty credit, one short of the 90-day threshold for qualifying for early retirement and education benefits under the Post-9/11 GI bill. The looming loss of crucial frontline workers, along with questions about whether the administration is shortchanging first responders, would require a delicate messaging strategy, the official — representing FEMA’s New England region — told dozens of colleagues on the interagency call." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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May 18, 2020

The Damage Report: May 18, 2020

Fox News' Pete Hegseth leaves his tower in a desperate attempt to save his safe space. 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/foxs-pete-hegseth-covers-nj-gym-violating-shutdown-to-reopen-you-guys-have-been-a-voice-for-millions/ "With the coronavirus pandemic keeping businesses in a state of shutdown, it’s been a while since Fox & Friends has been able to hold one of their diner segments. But Monday morning, Pete Hegseth ventured to a New Jersey gym that is reopening in defiance of the government shutdown in place because of the the coronavirus pandemic. Since last week, Fox News has conducted multiple interviews with Atilis Gym co-owner Ian Smith, who announced that he will defy the mandates of Governor Phil Murphy and re-open his facility. Hegseth travelled to Bellmawr to spend Monday morning covering the reopening and crowd of anti-lockdown protesters that gathered there to celebrate. Hegseth interviewed Smith ahead of the reopening, who once again defended his decision and said “we’re sick and tired of having our rights trampled on.” Smith and his business partner both wore masks during the interview, but Hegseth did not. The conversation happened in close proximity with the protesting crowd, many of whom were not shown wearing protective equipment and appeared way too close together to be adhering to social distancing." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Ivanka Trump and Elon Musk do what together? Didn't Elon Musk just have a kid? 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/online/matrix-co-creator-tweets-fck-both-of-you-at-elon-musk-and-ivanka-trump-after-red-pill-tweets/ "Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk had another weird day on Twitter Sunday, drawing an F-bomb rebuke from the creator of a movie he referenced. “Take the red pill,” tweeted Musk, along with an emoji of a red rose. The phrase is associated with the 1999 movie “The Matrix,” in which Keanu Reeves‘ character Neo learns that the life he thought he had been living was actually a computer simulation. Morpheus, played by Laurence Fishburne, offers Neo the chance to experience the real world. “You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.” “Taking the red pill” has become online slang for being politically awake and aware, usually from a right-leaning perspective. It is commonly used by supporters of President Donald Trump, and has also been adopted by some groups that are openly misogynistic, such as the Reddit forum TheRedPill." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Trump's regime strikes against US democracy... again. 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.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/18/more-naked-corruption-inspector-general-ousted-trump-was-investigating-whether "The State Department inspector general was reportedly investigating whether Secretary of State Mike Pompeo required a staffer to carry out personal chores when President Donald Trump fired him Friday night, a move that sparked widespread outcry and a probe by congressional Democrats. According to the Washington Post, Steve Linick "was looking into allegations that a staffer for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was performing domestic errands and chores such as handling dry cleaning, walking the family dog, and making restaurant reservations" in violation of federal law. Trump replaced Linick with Stephen Akard, a U.S. diplomat and close ally of Vice President Mike Pence. One anonymous congressional official told the Post that the State Department staffer "was a political appointee and that at least one congressional committee learned of the allegations around the time of Linick's firing." Walter Shaub, former director of the Office of Government Ethics, tweeted late Sunday that news of Linick's investigation shows that "there is no form of corruption too small for this administration."" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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May 15, 2020

The Damage Report: May 15, 2020

WTF did Donald Trump just say? 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.politico.com/news/2020/05/14/trump-coronavirus-testing-high-case-numbers-259524 "President Donald Trump on Thursday said testing for coronavirus might be “overrated,” revisiting his concern early in the outbreak that testing for the disease would raise the nation’s case count. After touring the medical supply distributor Owens and Minor in Allentown, Pa., the president — he and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows were the only members of the tour group not wearing masks — talked about his plans for expanding the Strategic National Stockpile and lauded his administration for its coronavirus response, including increased testing. “America has now conducted its 10 millionth test. That’s as of yesterday afternoon. Ten million tests we gave. Ten million,” Trump said from a stage at the warehouse event, which had the trappings of a campaign-style rally. “And CVS has just committed to establish up to 1,000 new coronavirus testing sites by the end of this month, and the 10 millionth will go up very, very rapidly.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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The culprit responsible for the CA wildfires was just let off the hook. 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://ktla.com/news/california/regulators-waive-200-million-fine-pge-was-supposed-to-pay-for-causing-deadly-norcal-wildfires/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A%20Trending%20Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2gqSjOZ0bRlVeSwsVmS-IdNJ6G5dlPekSQSrG41WZMdixslgh-IxpmBQ0 "California regulators on Thursday suspended a $200 million fine against Pacific Gas & Electric as punishment for the utility’s neglect of electrical equipment that ignited a series of deadly wildfires in Northern California. The waiver approved in a unanimous vote by California’s Public Utilities Commission will deprive the state coffers of money to help offset losses income and sales taxes as the coronavirus pandemic pushes the state into a $54 billion budget deficit. PG&E resisted the fine on the grounds that it would threaten its ability to raise the tens of billions of dollars needed to finance its complex plan to emerge from bankruptcy by a June 30 deadline. Regulators backed down, despite a warning from the the commission’s public advocates office that letting PG&E get away without paying the $200 million would set a troubling precedent that could lead to more problems in the future." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Papa John flaunts his gaudy mansion on TikTok. 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://people.com/home/the-house-that-pizza-built-controversial-papa-johns-founder-shows-off-his-mansion-on-tiktok/ "“Papa” John Schnatter may no longer be the king of his pizza empire — but he’s still living in the castle that his pies built. The disgraced Papa John’s founder and former CEO — who resigned in 2018 following backlash over his use of a racial slur on a conference call — recently joined the video-sharing social media site TikTok, and is using it to give fans a look inside his anything-but-ordinary home.  On Tuesday, the 58-year-old posted a 55-second-long video (below) showing off his mansion, captioned “Tour of the Papa Castle Part 1." He also added the hashtags #mycrib, #finalsathome, #fyp and #boredinthehouse.  The “Papa Castle” is located in a suburb of Louisville, Kentucky, where the Indiana native has lived for many years, and sits on nearly 16 acres of land. USA Today reported last year that it's the most expensive property in Louisville, and cost Schnatter $11 million." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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It happened -- Elon Musk's insanity has escaped twitter and found a bigger stage. John Iadarola and Madeline Peltz 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.mediamatters.org/coronavirus-covid-19/elon-musks-interview-joe-rogans-show-was-full-covid-19-misinformation "Joe Rogan hosted Tesla CEO Elon Musk on the May 7 edition of his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience in which both host and guest repeatedly spread misinformation related to the global coronavirus crisis and minimized the deaths resulting from it. Musk has previously dabbled in coronavirus conspiracy theories on Twitter, called social distancing efforts states have enacted to curb the spread of the virus “fascist,” and is currently threatening to pull Tesla headquarters out of California if the state does not ease the restrictions. Toward the end of an almost 2-hour long interview, Musk and Rogan discussed the global pandemic. Musk claimed the COVID-19 mortality rate is “much lower” than what is being reported -- a conspiracy theory already popular among right-wing media. Musk also claimed, “It’s almost like people really wanted a panic.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 11 minutes
Donald Trump saw a pandemic in a movie once and he reminds us during this speech. 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.politico.com/news/2020/05/14/trump-coronavirus-testing-high-case-numbers-259524 "President Donald Trump on Thursday said testing for coronavirus might be “overrated,” revisiting his concern early in the outbreak that testing for the disease would raise the nation’s case count. After touring the medical supply distributor Owens and Minor in Allentown, Pa., the president — he and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows were the only members of the tour group not wearing masks — talked about his plans for expanding the Strategic National Stockpile and lauded his administration for its coronavirus response, including increased testing. “America has now conducted its 10 millionth test. That’s as of yesterday afternoon. Ten million tests we gave. Ten million,” Trump said from a stage at the warehouse event, which had the trappings of a campaign-style rally. “And CVS has just committed to establish up to 1,000 new coronavirus testing sites by the end of this month, and the 10 millionth will go up very, very rapidly.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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ICE agents pay for sex in a trafficking scheme when ironically their job is to combat sex & human trafficking. 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://reason.com/2020/05/14/ice-agents-fight-sex-trafficking-by-paying-potential-victims-for-hand-jobs/ "Agents with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Arizona have been "fighting" human trafficking by sending federal immigration agents to coerce suspected victims into paid sex acts. These acts were later used by authorities to justify arresting women who agreed to them, seizing their assets, and telling the press it was these women who were the real predators. Federal agents had at least 17 sexual encounters with "Asian females" working in massage parlors around Mohave County, Arizona, over a five-month period in 2018, according to new research from the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University (ASU). Internal ICE documents show these activities had the blessing of agents' supervisors. When it was all over, the years-long operation yielded three misdemeanor charges stemming from a single sexual encounter which authorities interrupted during a raid. Absurd and horrifying? Obviously. But also a scenario that is far from an isolated incident." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Leaked audio exposes a potential upcoming big oil bailout. John Iadarola and Ti-Hua Chang 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://tyt.com/stories/4vZLCHuQrYE4uKagy0oyMA/W4S5k0pbFCeeVR6VqHnvW "Wall Street and some top oil and gas lobbyists expect a fossil fuel bailout in the next coronavirus stimulus package as part of a tradeoff in which renewable energy companies get tax credits, according to an internal Morgan Stanley report obtained by The Young Turks. Climate-change activists criticized the potential deal, calling it “terrible.” The report describes and links to audio of an April 22 conference call between Morgan Stanley and Akin Gump, one of the top lobbying firms in Washington. Akin Gump’s team consisted of a lawyer and four lobbyists, two of them former members of Congress, the other two former Republican staffers. Akin Gump represents numerous oil and gas interests, lobbying-disclosure forms show. In the first quarter of this year, Akin Gump lobbyists received $100,000 from two of the biggest oil companies in the world: ExxonMobil and Chevron. On the other end of the call were North American oil and gas analysts and a strategist from Morgan Stanley. The $80 billion investment bank has billions invested in fossil fuels and was the top broker of oil industry mergers and acquisitions in 2018 -- $49 billion worth." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 11 minutes
May 14, 2020

The Damage Report: May 14, 2020

William Barr steal your internet secrets whenever he wants. How? And who can stop him? John Iadarola and Michael Shure 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://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/05/bernie-sanders-absent-as-anti-surveillance-senate-amendment-fails.html "The Senate on Thursday took up a key bill to reauthorize domestic surveillance programs while making changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, with several substantial amendments on the line. One of the amendments, introduced by Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden and Republican Sen. Steve Daines, would have required authorities to obtain a warrant to access internet users’ search histories and browsing information. Uh, yes, pass that?? The amendment, however, met an extremely Senate grave: It “failed” with 59 yeas to 37 nays, one short of the 60-vote threshold it needed to overcome the streamlined vestigial filibuster. The splits didn’t fall neatly along partisan lines: 24 Republicans voted for it, while 10 Democrats voted against it. (Would you like to see the names of the Democrats who voted against it? Their names are: Tom Carper, Bob Casey, Dianne Feinstein, Maggie Hassan, Doug Jones, Tim Kaine, Joe Manchin, Jeanne Shaheen, Mark Warner, and Sheldon Whitehouse.)" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Pandemic expert warns of the 'darkest winter in modern history' if the US doesn't prepare. John Iadarola and Michael Shure 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/2020/05/13/warning-us-could-face-darkest-winter-modern-history-ousted-whistleblower-demands "Dr. Rick Bright, the vaccine expert who was reportedly ousted from his position at the Health and Human Services Department after he objected to the Trump administration's Covid-19 response, plans to issue a grave warning Thursday when he testifies before a House committee regarding the his push for a science-based approach to the pandemic. According to his written testimony, which was obtained by news outlets on Wednesday, Bright plans to tell the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health that "our window of opportunity" to avoid a deadly second wave of the coronavirus next fall is closing. "If we fail to develop a national coordinated response, based in science, I fear the pandemic will get far worse and be prolonged, causing unprecedented illness and fatalities," Bright's testimony reads. "Without clear planning and implementation of the steps that I and other experts have outlined, 2020 will be the darkest winter in modern history."" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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This congressional race will open the progressive floodgates. John Iadarola and Alex Morse 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://alexmorseforcongress.com/ "Alex’s story in the 1st congressional district starts in a Holyoke housing project where his parents met and fell in love. Both his mother and father grew up in poverty. Alex’s parents started a family as teenagers and neither had a chance to attend college. They worked tirelessly with what they had, struggling from job to low-wage job on public assistance in public housing. Over time they were able to make their way into the working class. Now 33 years down the road, Alex’s father heads to the same meat packing company in Springfield every day of the week for work. And Alex still recalls the neighborhood family daycare his mom ran at his childhood home. Alex’s parents worked hard to provide opportunities for their children — Alex and his two older brothers — that they didn’t have. Alex’s gratitude for his parents, and for the city of Holyoke, led to his passion for public service. The gratitude he has to his parents, and to Holyoke, became a passion for public service. At 16, Alex came out to his parents, and their response of unconditional love and support gave him the courage to bring his whole self into this life, and into this work." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Whistleblower and scientific expert exposes Trump's catastrophic damage for the world. John Iadarola and Michael Shure 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/2020/05/13/warning-us-could-face-darkest-winter-modern-history-ousted-whistleblower-demands "Dr. Rick Bright, the vaccine expert who was reportedly ousted from his position at the Health and Human Services Department after he objected to the Trump administration's Covid-19 response, plans to issue a grave warning Thursday when he testifies before a House committee regarding the his push for a science-based approach to the pandemic. According to his written testimony, which was obtained by news outlets on Wednesday, Bright plans to tell the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health that "our window of opportunity" to avoid a deadly second wave of the coronavirus next fall is closing. "If we fail to develop a national coordinated response, based in science, I fear the pandemic will get far worse and be prolonged, causing unprecedented illness and fatalities," Bright's testimony reads. "Without clear planning and implementation of the steps that I and other experts have outlined, 2020 will be the darkest winter in modern history."" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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May 13, 2020

The Damage Report: May 13, 2020

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins Joe Biden's campaign for this reason. 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.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/13/vowing-be-fully-accountable-movement-ocasio-cortez-joins-bidens-climate-crisis-task "Following her call for former Vice President Joe Biden to reach out to progressives in order to win the 2020 general election against President Donald Trump, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accepted an invitation to co-chair the Biden campaign's newly-formed "unity task force" on the climate. Ocasio-Cortez will join former Secretary of State John Kerry in leading the task force, which also counts among its members Sunrise Movement co-founder Varshini Prakash and Poor People's Campaign leader Catherine Flowers. Both Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who suspended his presidential campaign last month, and Biden nominated members of their campaigns to join the panels. A spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez, Lauren Hitt, said in a statement that the congresswoman "will be fully accountable to" members of the climate justice community while serving on the task force." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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A restaurant in Virginia uses creative theatrics to reopen. 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.washingtonian.com/2020/05/12/inn-at-little-washington-chef-will-fill-his-socially-distanced-dining-room-with-mid-century-mannequins/ "A few weeks ago, the Inn at Little Washington sent out an email blast announcing that the luxury Rappahannock County destination would be reopening for dinner on May 15. Then Virginia governor Ralph Northam threw a hitch into chef Patrick O’Connell‘s plans: Diners can sit outside only for “phase one” of the reopening, and those patios can be filled only to 50 percent capacity. The al fresco mandate wouldn’t work for the Inn’s lavish three-Michelin-star property, so they hopefully pushed the debut to May 29. But the 50-percent-empty thing? O’Connell has a plan. Instead of letting tables sit vacant, the whimsical chef plans to outfit his dining rooms with mannequins. That’s right, life-size human dolls—kind of like that scene in Home Alone when Kevin throws a mannequin holiday party to fool the burglars. The chef (who majored in drama in college) has been working with Shirlington’s Signature Theatre to get the faux humans costumed in 1940s-era garb. Servers will be instructed to pour them wine and to ask them about their evening. Here’s hoping the actual diners don’t have any doll phobias." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Public educator fights for a progressive future in NY-16. John Iadarola and Jamaal Bowman 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.bowmanforcongress.com/ "Jamaal is a middle school principal and has been a teacher and public school advocate for twenty years. He has seen firsthand how low-income families are being locked out of opportunity by a system that’s rigged for the wealthy and privileged few. ‍Jamaal was born and raised in New York City and spent his early years in public housing and later in rent-controlled apartments. He didn’t have much growing up but his mother provided him all that he needed: love, a stable family, and a sense of community. ‍Jamaal now lives in Yonkers with his wife and three kids. His approach to being a teacher and principal at a Bronx middle school has been grounded in service, love, and empowering each person to transform our communities. Over the past ten years, he has led community organizing efforts against standardized testing, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the corporate-driven privatization and chronic underfunding of our public schools." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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May 12, 2020

The Damage Report: May 12, 2020

Dr. Fauci tells Bernie Sanders the truth about the pandemic during Senate hearings. 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.mediaite.com/news/dr-fauci-tells-bernie-sanders-number-of-coronavirus-deaths-almost-certainly-higher-than-being-reported/ "Infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci told a Senate committee that the number of deaths from the coronavirus is “almost certainly higher” than the approximately 80,000 that have been counted in the official death toll. Dr. Fauci and other Trump administration officials testified at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing entitled “COVID-19: Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School,” where Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders asked about the official death toll. “The official statistic, Dr Fauci, is that 80,000 Americans have died from the pandemic,” Sanders said, and added “There are some epidemiologists who suggest the number maybe 50% higher than that. What do you think?” “I’m not sure, Senator Sanders, if it’s going to be 50% higher, but most of us feel that the number of deaths are likely higher than that number,” Fauci said, “because given the situation, particularly in New York City, when they were really strapped with a very serious challenge to their healthcare system, that there may have been people who died at home who did have Covid, who were not counted as Covid because they never really got to the hospital.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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May 11, 2020

The Damage Report: May 11, 2020

Original green party member Howie Hawkins runs for president. He breaks down his campaign with John Iadarola 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://howiehawkins.us/about-howie/ "Howie Hawkins is the original Green New Dealer, the first US candidate to campaign for a Green New Deal in 2010. He is also one of the original Greens in the United States, having participated in the first national meeting to organize a US Green Party in St. Paul, Minnesota in August 1984. Howie became active in “The Movement” for civil rights and against the war in Vietnam in the 1960s as a teenager in the San Francisco Bay Area. Repelled by the racism and warmongering he saw in both major parties, he asked, “Where is my party?” From the start, he was committed to independent working-class politics for a democratic, socialist, and ecological society. He supported the Peace and Freedom Party in 1968, the People’s Party in 1972 and 1976, and the Citizens Party in 1980. Since that first national meeting in 1984, Howie has been a Green Party organizer. As the Green Party’s candidate for governor of New York in 2010, 2014, and 2018, each time he received enough votes to qualify the Green Party for a ballot line for the next four years. In 2014, he received 5 percent of the vote, the most for an independent progressive party candidates for governor in New York history except for Socialist candidates who received 5.7% in 1918 and 5.6% in 1920." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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New video reviewed in Ahmaud Arbery's case. 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://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/homeowner-linked-to-ahmaud-arbery-case-said-residence-was-never-robbed/ "A Georgia homeowner linked to the Ahmaud Arbery case said that his residence, which was under construction, was never burglarized. “I’ve never had a police report or anything stolen from my property, or any kind of robbery,” Larry English told The Washington Post in a Sunday report. The 50-year-old’s current home is in Douglas, Georgia, but he was having a waterfront home built in Brunswick about 90 miles away. That new residence is one of the key elements in the Arbery case. The victim was shot nearby on February 23 after two men–father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael–confronted him. The elder McMichael allegedly told cops that they suspected the alleged victim as the suspect in a series of recent burglaries. No charges were forthcoming until recently publicized video apparently showed that the duo instigated the confrontation with Arbery." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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