Hostage Deal Offers a Glimmer of Hope in Gaza - The Wednesday AM Quickie 11/22/23

Probably celebrating with take-out tomorrow. And writing highly abbreviated newsletters for the rest of the week! - Corey

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Elections Roundup: Cuomo Plots His Comeback

  • Federal Appeals Court Upholds Decision By Trump-Appointed Judge Gutting Enforcement of Voting Rights Act "If the 8th Circuit ruling is upheld [by the Supreme Court], it could weaken the tools used by voters of color and voting rights activists to ensure voting access by marginalized groups by blocking individuals and private groups from using Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which passed in 1965, that allows citizens to bring legal challenges to redistricting decisions and other actions that weaken their voting power." via the Washington Post.
  • Citing Civil Rights Act, Pennsylvania Judge Rejects GOP Effort to Throw Out Mail-in Ballots Federal Judge Susan Paradise Baxter ruled that "ballots that are received on time but are undated should be counted...because the requirement that voters date their ballots was not 'material to the act of voting.'" via the New York Times.
  • Arizona Businessman Who Voted Democrat But Now Favors Trump Describes Him as Unethical But 'Honest' A woman in Georgia who regrets voting for Biden says she found Trump's "locker room" boasts about sexual assault "aggravating" – "but, you know, that was years ago." via the Times.
  • Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff Lobs Antisemitism Accusation at 'Free Palestine' Protesters Who Crashed Hollywood Fundraiser Vice President Kamala Harris headlined the "glitzy fundraiser" for Biden's reelection campaign. via the Los Angeles Times.
  • Cornel West Hopes His Opposition to Gaza War Will Resonate in Michigan "The West team is now led by Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright, who specializes in environmental and climate justice; Ceyanna Dent, a Midwest-based grassroots organizer; as well as former Bernie Sanders presidential campaign staffers Edwin DeJesus and Madeline Merritt." via Politico.
  • 'The Threat Is Real. Trump Is Winning. It's Time to Pass the Torch,' Say New Ads for Dean Phillips The ads came about "with the help of Steve Schmidt, who previously worked as a top adviser on the 2008 presidential campaign of [Arizona Republican] Sen. John McCain." via the Post.
  • Ron DeSantis Super PAC Leaders Nearly Scrap in Meeting About How to Counter Nikki Haley's Rise "You have a stick up your ass," DeSantis consultant Jeff Roe told board member Scott Wagner, who replied, "Why don't you come over here and get it?" before being restrained. via NBC News.
  • Iowa Republican's Wife Convicted of 52 Counts of Voter Fraud for Stuffing Ballot Boxes Woodbury County Supervisor Jeremy Taylor was named as an un-indicted co-conspirator in his Vietnam-born wife Kim's scheme to cast ballots in the names of immigrants and their children in the 2020 House primary. via the Associated Press and the Sioux City Journal.

Israel War Cabinet Agrees to 4-Day Truce for Release of 50 Hamas Hostages

The Israeli government last night announced, and Hamas confirmed, that the warring parties had agreed to a four-day pause in fighting to allow the release of at least 50 women and children held hostage by Hamas. As part of the deal, brokered by Qatar and the U.S., Israel will also release 150 Palestinian women and children it has imprisoned, and allow "hundreds of trucks of humanitarian, medical and fuel aid to enter Gaza," Reuters reports. Three Americans, one a girl, are expected to be released in the first wave. Every additional 10 hostages released will extend the pause by another day, says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faced opposition to the deal from the farthest-right members of his coalition. "We are at war and we will continue the war until we achieve all our goals," Netanyahu says. Hamas likewise "affirm[s] that our hands will remain on the trigger."

House GOP Takes on Myth That Babies Need Food

Not content with pushing across-the-board cuts to food stamps, House Republicans are also seeking to gut WIC, a nutrition program that "provides breastfeeding support to new moms, and formula and other nutrition assistance to roughly half of all babies born in the U.S.," Politico reports. If they get their way, it would be the first time the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children wasn't funded since its establishment in 1972 – and this at a time when enrollment is has been rising. The consequence, if there's no deal to fund WIC by Jan. 19, will be that families across the U.S. who need help to feed their kids will instead be put on wait lists. It's doubtful that Budding Theocrat House Speaker brought up this issue when he met Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago on Monday night; though Johnson wrote in 2015 that Trump was "dangerous," lacking in character and unfit to serve, he is now, per the New York Times, "positioning himself as the first speaker to be in complete lock step with" the former crook-in-chief.


  • Georgia Judge Declines to Revoke Bond of Trump Co-Defendant Who Intimidated Witnesses Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis called Black Voices for Trump leader Harrison Floyd's social media posts attacking election workers and other witnesses "'disgusting,' adding that 'what he really did is spit on the court.'" via the New York Times.
  • Oregon Judge Blocks Voter-Approved Gun Control Law In his ruling, rural Harney County judge Robert Raschio claimed the number of people killed in mass shootings is "staggeringly low in comparison to the media's sensationalized coverage." via Oregon Public Broadcasting.
  • Medieval Times Workers End Nine-Month Strike The union, vowing to fight on, says management "refused to reinstate three of the striking workers, including outspoken knight and union activist Jake Bowman, who had leveled allegations of horse abuse at the [Buena Park, California] castle." via HuffPost.
  • Second Crypto Kingpin in a Month Goes Down as Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering; Company Hit With $4.3 Billion Fine According to the Justice Department, compliance staff at the world's largest crypto exchange knew exactly what they were doing, with one writing: "we need a banner 'is washing drug money too hard these days — come to binance we got cake for you.'" via NBC News.


1.1 million

That's how many gallons of oil, minimum, have spilled into the Gulf of Mexico due to a leak in a pipeline operated by the Main Pass Oil Gathering Co. and owned by the Houston-based Third Coast Infrastructure corporation, according to the Washington Post. The Center for Biological Diversity calls the spill "less an accident than an entirely predictable consequence of offshore oil operations."


11/22: Happy Hump Day! Emma speaks with Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), to discuss the recent victories pro-public education candidates have had over right wing candidates in the most recent school board races. Then, Emma speaks with AMQuickie co-writer Jacob Silverman to discuss his recent piece in The Nation on Sam Altman's mysterious departure from OpenAI. And THEN, she's joined by Jason Myles, co-host of the This Is Revolution podcast, to discuss his recent mini-book release of I Was A Teenage Anarchist.


Alex Jones Joins DESPERATE Russell Brand for Some God Grifting

An absolutely essential conversation.

Argentina Elects Right-Wing Libertarian Supervillain as New President

The good news is that Javier Milei has no parliamentary majority.


"I am absolutely never, ever, ever going to out a child. School is supposed to be their safe place. It's supposed to a place where they can be who they truly are."

-- Jillian Spain, a middle school social studies teacher in Yanceyville, North Carolina, speaking to the Associated Press about her refusal to comply with a new state law forcing trans kids to use their deadnames without explicit parental consent. At least 10 states have enacted Republican laws "restricting students from using pronouns or names that don't match their sex assigned at birth."

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