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With Phil Rosen.
1. WHO IS NEXT ?: Progressives say they can not “feel Bern” forever. Some of Senator Bernie Sanders’ supporters as well as former employees doubt he will run for president again, leaving the mantle of the left.
- Keyword: “Oh, my God, no, no, please no,” a former senior Sanders employee told my colleagues when asked about another campaign, adding: “It’s time to get a new standard carrier for many of the ideas Bernie brought to public consciousness. “
These are some of the people considered Sanders’ most likely successors:
- “You must start with AOC”: That’s what Chuck Rocha, a senior adviser at Sanders 2020, said about rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York. She has built a massive national following on less than two full terms and was an important surrogate for Sanders on the campaign path.
- Some former Sanders aides warn against focusing on one person: Anna Bahr, Sanders’ former deputy national press secretary, said many “powerful progressives” had appeared — including Ocasio-Cortez as well as the rep. Cori Bush, Jamaal Bowman and Ro Khanna — and that the movement did not need a main character.
- And just because Sanders may not be running does not mean he’s walking away: “Bernie, of course, has not retired,” said Jeff Weaver, a senior Sanders adviser, adding that Sanders would be “leader of progressive politics” for a long time.
Read more about who the top Sanders campaign album sees as the 9 rising stars in the progressive movement.
Pelosi continues with vote on infrastructure: House President Nancy Pelosi is still expected to vote today on a nearly $ 1 trillion infrastructure plan. But she could easily delay such a vote in the midst of a major progressive uprising, reports The Washington Post. Congress must also fund the federal government before midnight, otherwise there will be a closure. This is going to be a busy and consistent day on Capitol Hill.
The Senate is first expected to vote to avert a shutdown: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he had an agreement with Republicans to move forward quickly with a stop-gap bill, CNN reports. The House was able to move quickly after the Senate passage.
As for infrastructure, none of the pages flash: Pelosi is betting big on handing over the bill. Her decision to reverse an earlier promise to wait to pass the bill until the Senate Democrats made more progress with the party’s $ 3.5 trillion separate plan has only strengthened progressive opposition. Legislators as rep. Pramila Jayapal is concerned that centrists only care about passing the bipartisan infrastructure financing, not the massive revision of social programs. Here are the things.
- At the same time, central centrists are pulling their feet: West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin told Politico he was months away from supporting the $ 3.5 trillion plan, which would likely also need to be significantly reduced in size and scope to win him over. Washington hangs on Manchins every word.
3. The judge suspends Britney Spears’ father from the conservatory: Judge Brenda Penny officially granted the singer’s request for Jamie Spears’ immediate suspension from his conservatory. Britney Spears’ lawyer Mathew Rosengart called the ruling “a massive victory.” Here’s the next thing, including a November hearing that could dissolve the conservatory for good.
4. Former US gold medalist Klete Keller pleads guilty to Capitol riots: Keller appeared in court to plead guilty to obstruction of justice. His plea contains an agreement to help prosecute other insurgents against federal prosecutors dropping further charges. More on his plea.
5. Corey Lewandowski has been kicked out of Trumpworld: Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s first campaign leader, is leaving his role in Make America Great Again Action, a Trump super PAC, amid accusations of unwanted sexual advances, reports The New York Times, citing a spokesman for Trump. Trashelle Odom, a top Republican donor, had previously told Politico that Lewandowski “repeatedly touched me inappropriately” and said “ugly and disgusting things” at a recent Las Vegas charity event. More on the unfolding scandal for one of the biggest Trump loyalists.
6. YouTube prohibits all vaccine content: The Google-owned social media platform says it will remove any video that attempts to describe known vaccines approved by federal health officials as harmful, which greatly expands the policy it has used for COVID-19 vaccines , reports The Washington Post. A YouTube representative told Insider that the company closed the accounts of high-profile vaccine opponents such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Experts praised this move, but also questioned why it was not done before.
7. China is preparing serious restrictions for the Olympics: Beijing and the International Olympic Committee have agreed on perhaps the sport’s most stringent vaccination mandate, along with a plan to severely limit what athletes, journalists and other workers can do during the Winter Olympics. Athletes must have received a World Health Organization-approved COVID-19 shot or agree to be quarantined in Beijing for 21 days upon arrival. Fans will be allowed in the stands, but only people from mainland China who meet certain requirements. More on what is set to be a vastly different Olympics from even last summer’s Tokyo Games.
8. CDC issues emergency warning to pregnant women to be vaccinated: Counseling comes on the heels of the deadliest month of the pandemic for pregnant women yet; in August, at least 22 pregnant women in the United States died of COVID-19. Almost all pregnant women who have been admitted to hospital with COVID-19 in 2021-97% have been vaccinated. New data indicate that being pregnant almost doubles the risk of death from COVID-19.
9. Dollar Tree raises prices above $ 1: CEO Michael Witynski suggested that some retailer prices with a dollar mark could hit $ 1.25 or $ 1.50 to cope with rising shipping costs and inflation. As a result, Dollar Tree may need to bring $ 3 and $ 5 items to multiple locations.
10. It may be harder to find your holiday turkey this season: Turkey’s production has dropped this year, and shoppers may have trouble finding the right bird for their Thanksgiving dinner. Supply-chain issues plague both the United States and the United Kingdom. Here’s what this might mean for you.
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Today’s trivia questions: Wednesday was National Coffee Day in the United States. Which presidential family started a small chain of coffee shops in New York? Tip: The legend links the same president to Maxwell House’s slogan, although it is very unlikely that it was he who said it first.
- Yesterday’s answer: Some of the most sought-after items at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum deal with “Little House on the Prairie.” Rose Wilder Lane – daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder – was a journalist, personal friend of the 31st president and author of one of his biographies.