Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) participates in a news conference after helping move a repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act out of the Judiciary Committee at the U.S. Captiol November 10, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Thursday to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which was signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996.
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“You know, there’s been a lot of controversy about the ethnicity of Santa lately,” Senator Al Franken mused on NPR today. “Maybe, you know, he’s Jewish.” Yeah, sure, maybe a Jewish guy is voluntarily spending time in the freezing cold with wild animals. Goodtheory.
Just release a list of the retired senior officials who aren’t backing Biden
Nearly 500 retired senior military officers, as well as former Cabinet secretaries, service chiefs and other officials, have signed an open letter in support of former vice president Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, saying that he has “the character, principles, wisdom and leadership necessary to address a world on fire.”
“We are former public servants who have devoted our careers, and in many cases risked our lives, for the United States,” it says. “We are generals, admirals, senior noncommissioned officers, ambassadors and senior civilian national security leaders. We are Republicans and Democrats, and Independents. We love our country.
Trump tells reporters he wants a replacement for RBG quickly as he believes 2020 election will end up going to SCOTUS: “Yes, I think it’s very important. I think this will end up in the Supreme Court and I think it’s very important that we have nine justices.”
The message that results might take a while is sinking in
63% of likely voters say they don’t think we will know the winner of the presidential election on election night via new Quinnipiac poll. That includes 64% of Republicans, 64% of Democrats and 60% of independents.
An aggressive move on fossil fuels from California
Reuters: California will ban the sale of new gasoline powered passenger cars and trucks starting in 2035 in a dramatic move to shift to electric vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday.https://t.co/ll1oSlGLTG