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Former President Donald Trump.

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1. Trump’s Twitter deportation: Some Republicans say former President Donald Trump should be glad his Twitter account went down like Dudu. For years, many people hoped they would tweet less. Twitter then snatched its valuable assets in the wake of the Capital riots. Now, even some of Trump’s allies see the silver lining.

Why aren’t even some Republicans mourning the loss of alrealDonaldTrump:

“Every day was just awesome.” A former Trump campaign aide told my colleague: “In the long run, this is probably good for the president, because no one wants to hear complaints that the election was rigged.”

  • That doesn’t mean Trump is silent: Trump is still adamant that the 2020 election was rigged despite no evidence of widespread electoral fraud. His political arm regularly issues statements that read like his tweets. But he has not played a single melody.

His critics say forced silence will not fool people. “I think he can hide his madness, but people don’t forget,” said Adam Kinzinger, a Republican from Illinois who voted to impeach Trump over the capitalist coup. Kinsinger said it was “better for the country” that Trump no longer had his own social media megaphone.

Read more about what lawmakers are saying about a world where they are not being asked about the president’s tweets.


2. Congress finally voted to avoid shutdown: Both the House and the Senate passed the Stop Gap Bill to keep the federal government open until mid-February. Kensinger was the only House Republican to cross party lines in support of the move. The Senate passed the bill on a more bipartisan basis, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other additional Republicans voting in favor. A shutdown seemed possible after President Mike Lee and other conservative lawmakers insisted on blocking President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate. But in the end, the Conservatives accepted an agreement to vote on an amendment that ultimately failed to pass. More on how the party leaders managed to reach a deal.


3. Preliminary studies show that re-infection of omecron is more likely than delta: According to the Washington Post, a preliminary study of cases of corona virus in South Africa has shown that the Omicron variant may cause re-infection compared to previous variants such as Beta and Delta. The study has not yet been peer-reviewed. Juliet Plym, an epidemiologist in South Africa who was one of the authors of the study, told The Post that the vaccine may provide the best protection against severe disease and death, although the study’s researchers There was no access. Here’s what else we’re learning about Omicron.


Vice President Kamala Harris and Transportation Secretary Pat Buttig

Vice President Kamala Harris and Transportation Secretary Pat Buttig.

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4. A body language expert explains what Kamala Harris and Pat Buttig are not saying: Scott Rouse, a body language specialist in Nashville, Tennessee, broke Harris and Buttig’s stop on Biden’s infrastructure project in Charlotte, North Carolina. Here is what the expert says is really happening based on the location of the buttig’s legs and a somewhat strange hug.


5. A Michigan high school drew national attention to its mental health program ahead of this week’s deadly shooting: Four years before an Oxford High School student was charged with mass shooting, the high school was in the spotlight for its handling of the controversial release.


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Show “13 Reasons Why.” More on the story.


6. Nearly half of Americans surveyed said they were feeling the effects of inflation: A Gallup poll in the first half of November found that 45% of Americans said they were facing financial difficulties for their families due to the recent price hike. This is especially difficult for low-income families. The survey also found little difference between the political parties for those who said they were facing severe financial difficulties. Read the rest of the results here.


7. Dozens of Democrats want Rep. Lauren Boubert to lose her committee responsibilities: Five leading Democratic leaders are urging Colorado-based Republican Bubert to step down after making Islamophobic remarks about Democratic Republican Elhan Omar. Boebert later apologized to the Muslim community on Twitter, but his call with Omar added to the tension. Democrats have sharply punished Republican lawmakers for saying they have no place in Congress.


8. The DOJ is investigating allegations of harassment against former Governor Andrew Cuomo: A Komo representative told Insider yesterday that the Justice Department launched a civil inquiry into Komo’s conduct in August. Komo has been embroiled in scandals, including a state report that found he sexually harassed about a dozen women. He and his lawyers have vehemently denied the allegations. More about Komo’s ongoing issues.


9. Sydney Powell and other “Kraken” lawyers will have to pay more than $ 175,000: A federal judge has ordered Powell, Lynn Wood, and seven other lawyers to pay Michigan officials and the city of Detroit thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees for trying to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state. Pay Lawyers will also have to attend at least 12 hours of legal training on topics such as electoral law. They may also face professional discipline. More on the decision.


10. San Kirsten Cinema apparently wants to be in the room where this happens: The secretive nature of cinema often leads people to question who it stands for. But this is the senator’s ring tone in which people are now looking around. The Arizona Democrat’s phone rang before an interview with CNN in which he refused to vote on Biden’s nearly $ 1.9 trillion social spending plan. Its ringtone is a clip of “Hamilton” in which Thomas Jefferson and James Madison are proud that Alexander Hamilton’s financial plan is DOA because “you don’t have votes.” But the cinema office says there is no ambiguity here and it has had the same ring tone for years. Now, can we go back to politics?


Today’s trivia Question: Sticking to the musical, where did Lin Manuel Miranda first perform in public who became “Hamilton”? Email me your answer and suggested question at bgriffiths@insider.com.

That’s all for now! have a great weekend.

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