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Screw It, Trump Is Banned From Twitch Too

Former President Donald Trump’s part in egging on the riotous mob that attacked the Capitol on January 6 has now earned him permanent bans from Twitter, Snapchat, Shopify and, most recently, Twitch. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Social Media, Snapchat, Software, Computing, Donald Trump, Twitch, Operating Systems, Live Streaming, Video Hosting, Capitol, Video On Demand Services, Universal Windows Platform Apps


Trump's Extremist Fansite 'The Donald' Is Going Through Some Stuff

Pennsylvania’s presidency is taking its last shallow, ragged breaths, with President-elect Joe Biden set to take office today—the best efforts of Trump’s incompetent campaign legal team and the disastrously failed insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6 in vain. What’s a Trump supporter to do?Read more...
Tags: Science, Brands, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Trump, Capitol, Rthe Donald, Doomer


Interactive Timeline of Parler Videos Takes You Through the Capitol Riot

Two weeks ago, Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building and uploaded an enormous archive documenting their crimes onto the embattled social media platform Parler. The consequences of that day will likely have ripple effects in the U.S. for years to come. But the digital trail left behind by rioters is…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Donald Trump, Capitol, Parler


Did One of Those Capitol Idiots Really Just Try to Sell Pelosi's Laptop to Russian Spies?

The pro-Trump insurgents who descended on the Capitol building earlier this month got up to a lot of dumb, violent, and almost certainly illegal antics. But this one takes the cake: A capitol rioter allegedly stole a laptop from House Speaker Nancy’s Pelosi’s office to try to pawn it off to the Russian government,…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Software, House, Computing, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Laptop, Nancy, Operating Systems, Trump, Capitol, Pelosi


You Can't Block Climate Action And Say You Support Democracy

In the wake of last week’s right-wing riot at the Capitol, some businesses are turning away from the politicians that incited it. The president of the National Association of Manufacturers, a lobbying group that represents 14,000 companies in the manufacturing sector, issued a statement calling the incident…Read more...
Tags: Science, Capitol, National Association of Manufacturers


4 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 in the wake of the Capitol insurrection

A unit of the DC National Guard outside the Capitol. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Four Democratic members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Capitol insurrection last Wednesday. Lawmakers were forced to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Several Republican representatives were caught on video refusing to wear masks. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey was the first lawmaker to announce a positive test on Monday, followed by Reps. Pramila Jayapal of Washing...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Science, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Massachusetts, Trends, Pennsylvania, House, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Republican, Illinois, Msnbc


Insurrectionists Reportedly Used Walkie-Talkie App Zello To Storm the Capitol

Members of a violent and deadly mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6 reportedly communicated with each other through the walkie-talkie app Zello — a company long criticized for its failure to moderate the far-right extremist content it sometimes hosts. Read more...
Tags: Science, App, Content, Company, Capitol, Jessica Watkins, Zello, Militia Members, Ohio State Regular


The Triumph of Fascist Aesthetics

The photograph is arresting: a bearded man stands at the top of a staircase located in the Senate wing of the Capitol bearing uniquely American symbols, marking both time and ideology. He holds in his right hand a red flag with the phrase “Trump is my president” written across it in bold white lettering. He wears a…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Senate, Riots, Trump, Capitol, Fascism


The Capitol insurrection seems to have caused a superspreader event among lawmakers. Some Republicans refused to mask up.

Members of Congress evacuate the House chamber as protesters attempt to enter during a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Three members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 following the Capitol insurrection. When the mob invaded the building, lawmakers — some of them maskless — had to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Some representatives now consider that lockdown a superspreader event, an instance in which an inf...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, House, New Jersey, Cbs


3 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering together during the Capitol insurrection

A unit of the DC National Guard provides a security presence at the US Capitol in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Three Democratic members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Capitol insurrection and riots on January 6.  Lawmakers were forced to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Several Republican representatives were caught on video refusing to wear masks.  Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey was the first lawmaker to announce a positive test on ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Cbs News, Trends, Pennsylvania, House, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Republican, Illinois, Delaware, New York Magazine


Rep. Brad Schneider becomes 3rd member of Congress to test positive for COVID-19 after Capitol siege

Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL). Samuel Corum/Getty Images Rep. Brad Schneider has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced on Tuesday. "Today, I am now in strict isolation, worried that I have risked my wife's health and angry at the selfishness and arrogance of the anti-maskers who put their own contempt and disregard for decency ahead of the health and safety of their colleagues and our staff," Schneider said. The Illinois Democrat is the third member of Congress to contract the ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, Washington, Trends, House, New Jersey, Illinois, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Capitol, Schneider, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Brad Schneider


Two House Democrats Test Positive For Covid-19 After Coup Attempt at Capitol

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat from Washington, has tested positive for covid-19 after being forced to shelter in a secure location at the U.S. Capitol during last week’s coup attempt by loyalists of President Donald Trump. Jayapal is the second member of Congress to announce she has covid-19 after every member of…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Republicans, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Democrats, Coups, Treason, Donald Trump, Pandemics, Capitol, Pramila Jayapal, U S Capitol, Insurrection, President Trump


Twitter Probably Won’t Implode Because It Banned Our Awful President

Twitter finally banned its worst user last Friday, Donald Trump, after he directly incited a ragtag mob of his most rage-addled supporters into an ill-fated Pickett’s Charge on the Capitol last week.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Finance, Social Media, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Capitol, Pickett, Stonks


Coronavirus live news: New York opens mass vaccination sites as global cases pass 90m

US lawmakers may have been exposed in Capitol siege; one in five people in England may have had coronavirus; New Covid variant from Brazil detected in JapanUK Covid variant extremely unlikely to evade vaccines, say scientistsBrazilian Covid sleuth shames party people as deaths pass 200,000‘South Africa is going to get a third wave, even a fourth’Vaccine explainer: when will things go back to normal?See all our coronavirus coverage 11.55pm GMT Hello and welcome to our live coronavirus coverag...
Tags: England, New York, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Capitol, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus


Police Use of Clearview AI's Facial Recognition Tech Spiked After Capitol Raid

Clearview AI’s controversial facial-recognition app has seen a spike in use as police track down the pro-Trump insurgents who descended on the Capitol on Wednesday. With so many of those idiots snapping selfies and livestreaming the raid as if it was a school field trip, I’m surprised police even needed the help.Read more...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Science, Washington Dc, Facial Recognition, Face Recognition, Capitol, ClearView, Clearview AI, Capitol Riot


The Capitol Hill physician is warning lawmakers they may have been exposed to COVID-19 during the siege on the building

Pro-Trump supporters storm the US Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus while they sheltered during Wednesday's insurrection at the US Capitol.  In a letter to lawmakers, Dr. Brian Monahan, the Capitol's attending physician, wrote that sheltering House members "may have been exposed to another occupant with coronavirus infection." Some Ho...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, California, Cdc, Senate, US, Trends, Cnn, Pennsylvania, House, House Of Representatives, Capitol Hill, Louisiana, Oklahoma


The Instagram Insurrection

The first inkling I had that something was very wrong on Wednesday was when my wife said, “Oh shit, is this real?” as we were en route to Trader Joe’s after spending a few hours on the cold, sun-drenched beaches of Long Island for a winter walk on our last day of a vacation. A friend had texted about the Capitol.Read more...
Tags: Science, Social Media, Long Island, Joe, Capitol, Insurrection, Very Online, Instagram Insurrection


Jack Offs Trump

Rest in piss, @realDonaldTrump: Twitter has permanently suspended the president after he incited a riot at the Capitol this week.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Social Media, Donald Trump, Bans, Capitol, Bye, realDonaldTrump, Jack Offs Trump


There Is Such a Thing as Too Late

No one needed to predict a frothing hoard of Trump supporters would lay siege to the Capitol on Wednesday because they told us that was the plan all along. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol Building, Capitol Riot


Hundreds of lawmakers and staff gathered in a 'crowded' location after the Capitol siege but some Republicans refused to wear masks, lawmaker says

Rep. Susan Wild said she viewed the secure location as a "COVID super spreader event." Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Susan Wild said hundreds of lawmakers and staff were crowded into a secure location after the Capitol siege, but that "about half" declined to wear masks. Lawmakers evacuated the Capitol after a violent mob of Trump supporters successfully breached the building in an attempt to prevent the certification of the Electoral College vote. Wild said hundreds...
Tags: Science, Congress, Colorado, Wild, Cbs News, Trends, Pennsylvania, House, Trump, Capitol, Electoral College, Tom Williams CQ Roll Call Inc, Jason Crow, Susan Wild, Coronavirus, COVID-19


The Climate Crisis Will Be Steroids for Fascism

The Capitol has a police force with a $500 million budget, and yet it failed at its one job on Wednesday. Members of Congress, among the most protected people on the planet, were forced to hide in undisclosed locations as violent extremists overran the Capitol.Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Coups, Donald Trump, Capitol, Fascism, Insurrection, Ecofascism


Newly Sworn-In West Virginia Lawmaker Streamed Video Of Himself Storming the Capitol

Newly-elected member of West Virginia’s House of Delegates Derrick Evans was among the insurrectionists who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, and we know this because he streamed video of himself doing it in which he referred to himself in the third person.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, West Virginia, Capitol, House of Delegates, U S Capitol, US Capitol, Derrick Evans, Insurrectionists


It's Apparently Very Easy to Riot in the Capitol When You're a Trump Supporter [Update]

This summer, abolitionists and protesters were gassed and shot at in the streets and in their homes, all for rising up against a white supremacist paramilitary state intent on violence and subjugation. In D.C., President Trump orchestrated a similar tear gas attack on protesters outside a church on live television.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Riots, Trump, Capitol


It's Apparently Very Easy to Riot in the Capitol When You're a Trump Supporter: Updating

This summer, abolitionists and protesters were gassed and shot at in the streets and in their homes, all for rising up against a white supremacist paramilitary state intent on violence and subjugation. In D.C., President Trump orchestrated a similar tear gas attack on protesters outside a church on live television.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Riots, Trump, Capitol


Mitch McConnell announced he will get a COVID-19 vaccine 'in the coming days,' and Congress will be receiving a shipment of the vaccine

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives the thumbs-up to the media after the Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary on Capitol Hill on February 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The historic 51-50 vote was decided by a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. Mario Tama/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he will receive the coronavirus vaccine "in the coming days" to boost public confidence in the shot. "The only way to bea...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Bill Clinton


Mitch McConnell announced he will get a COVID-19 vaccine 'in the coming days,' as it is announced that Congress will be receiving a shipment of the vaccine

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives the thumbs-up to the media after the Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary on Capitol Hill on February 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The historic 51-50 vote was decided by a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. Mario Tama/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he will receive the coronavirus vaccine "in the coming days" to boost public confidence in the shot. "The only way to bea...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Bill Clinton


A comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus pandemic at 1 year, from China's first case to the present

Medical staff wearing protective gear move a patient infected with the coronavirus from an ambulance to a hospital on March 9, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The 1-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic has arrived: The first case was confirmed in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Chinese government data suggests the virus was likely circulating by mid-November. In the year since, the virus has infected more than 73 million people and killed more than 1...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, UK, Science, London, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Cdc, Washington, France, Senate, White House, China


A comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus pandemic at 12 months, from China's first case to the present

Medical staff wearing protective gear move a patient infected with the coronavirus from an ambulance to a hospital on March 9, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The 1-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic has arrived: The first case was confirmed in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Chinese government data suggests the virus was likely circulating by mid-November. In the year since, the virus has infected more than 64 million people and killed nearly 1.5 ...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, UK, Science, London, News, Congress, California, Cdc, Washington, France, Senate, White House, China, Russia


These are the states that have announced how many COVID-19 vaccine doses they will receive in the first round of distribution

A photo illustration show a syringe. Argentina was selected to test a vaccine against COVID-19, it is estimated that the clinical phases will begin in August. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images Three coronavirus vaccines — from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca — have shown positive results in late-stage trials.  Pfizer has already submitted its COVID-19 vaccine for emergency approved use with the US Food and Drug Administration, and the vaccine could receive approval as early as Decem...
Tags: Health, Florida, New York, Texas, Science, News, California, Trends, Features, Arkansas, Argentina, Astrazeneca, Npr, Pfizer, Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom


Kristi Noem's grandmother died in a nursing home hit by COVID-19 as the South Dakota governor continued to downplay the virus

Gov. Kristi Noem gives her first budget address to lawmakers at the state Capitol in this January 23, 2019, file photo from Pierre, South Dakota. AP Photo/James Nord South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem's 98-year-old grandmother Aldys Arnold died on November 22.  She was living at a nursing home in Estelline, South Dakota, where 12 residents died from COVID-19-related causes between November 14 and November 28, the facility's administrator Mike Ward told the Daily Beast. Arnold tested negativ...
Tags: Health, Death, Politics, Science, News, Trends, South Dakota, Ward, Capitol, South Dakota Department of Health, JAMES NORD, Kristi Noem, Mike Ward, Pierre South Dakota, Noem, ESTELLINE



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