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  1. rikyrah says:

    Hodding Carter III, State Department spokesman during Iran hostage crisis, dies at 88
    By Associated Press Staff
    Associated Press

    May 12, 2023 at 2:40 pm

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Hodding Carter III, a Mississippi journalist and civil rights activist who as U.S. State Department spokesman informed Americans about the Iran hostage crisis and later won awards for his televised documentaries, has died. He was 88.

    His daughter, Catherine Carter Sullivan, confirmed that he died Thursday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he taught leadership and public policy.

    Carter “never missed an opportunity to speak truth to power in North Carolina, in the south and around the globe,” wrote his department chair, Daniel P. Gitterman.

    Before moving to Washington in 1977, Carter was editor and publisher of his family’s newspaper, the Delta Democrat-Times, in Greenville, Mississippi.

    Carter had been co-chair of the Loyalist Democrats, a racially diverse group that won a credentials fight at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, unseating the all-white delegation by Mississippi’s governor, John Bell Williams.

  2. rikyrah says:

    WHATEVER we have to do, we have to keep Biden/Harris in Office. 

    The GOP is full of fascist traitors to this country.

    Democracy vs. Fascism

    That is the choice for 2024

  3. rikyrah says:

    “They thought that by covering for Trump they were tapping into his power, but they were actually giving away their own—mortgaging themselves and their reputations to Trump’s lies and depravities.”— Sarah Longwell (@SarahLongwell25) May 9, 2023

  4. rikyrah says:

     Tesla is recalling  almost every freaking vehicle they have EVER sold in China.

  5. rikyrah says:

    A conservative group just asked a federal court to end the student-loan payment pause immediately — partly because ‘some junior associates at major law firms saw their six-figure salaries increase’ during the pandemic
    Story by (Ayelet Sheffey) • Yesterday 11:52 AM
    Conservative nonprofit Mackinac Center asked a federal court to immediately end the student-loan payment pause on Thursday.
    It first sued the Education Department last month to resume payments.
    The ongoing payment pause is currently set to end this summer.

    A nonprofit conservative group asked a federal court last month to end the student-loan payment pause. It’s asking again — and it wants borrowers to be thrown back into repayment immediately.

    On Thursday, The New Civil Liberties Alliance — a law firm aimed at protecting constitutional freedoms — filed a motion for preliminary injunction on behalf of the Michigan-based nonprofit Mackinac Center to end the student-loan payment pause immediately. In April, the group filed its initial lawsuit against the Education Department to end the pause and prevent a further extension. The pause is currently set to expire 60 days after June 30, or 60 days after the Supreme Court issues a final decision on the legality of Biden’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in student debt for federal borrowers, whichever happens first.

    The initial lawsuit detailed that as a nonprofit, employees who work at Mackinac Center would be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, which forgives student debt for government and nonprofit workers after ten years of qualifying payments. The group argued that the payment pauses have taken away the incentive to work in public service because the waived interest means that outstanding student debt that would be forgiven under PSLF “is less than it otherwise would be.”

  6. rikyrah says:

    Whole family is trash 😒😒😒

    Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) tweeted at 7:02 AM on Fri, May 12, 2023:
    Home-school advocate, actor Kirk Cameron, says public schools are staffed with “nefarious forces” who want to indoctrinate kids by “killing God,” and replacing him with “progressive, socialist, communist ideas.”

  7. rikyrah says:

    BLACKLIVESMATTER (@Jasamgurlie) tweeted at 6:41 AM on Fri, May 12, 2023:
    The way the UK tabloid’s defense of illegal hacking is to confirm Prince Harry’s other claims that the British royal family is in bed with them & tells them stories in exchange.

    So Prince Harry is right either way.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Qondi (@QondiNtini) tweeted at 8:33 PM on Thu, May 11, 2023:
    While the press coddles the man who caused a deadly insurrection, remember people are going to jail for the crimes they committed on 1/6

    Officer Harry Dunn submitted a victim statement for the Oathkeepers’ sentencing

    It’s heart wrenching

    Send @libradunn love and light 🖤🫂

  9. rikyrah says:

    David Darmofal (@david_darmofal) tweeted at 2:06 PM on Wed, May 10, 2023:
    Paging @peterbakernyt: Biden’s job approval among registered voters in the new The Economist/YouGov poll is 50%, with only 47% disapproving. I look forward to reading Baker’s column on this poll in the @nytimes.

  10. rikyrah says:

    David Darmofal (@david_darmofal) tweeted at 8:26 AM on Fri, May 12, 2023:
    One of the most bonkers aspects of our current national political media is their bizarre repeated pattern of circling the wagons in the face of any criticism of their friends.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Donuts before Bronuts 🐳 (@kilday_morgan) tweeted at 10:47 AM on Fri, May 12, 2023:
    Here’s the thing: ending title 42 will cause a massive influx of people and cases in the immigration courts and it’s going to be very difficult to deal with but it was also a Steven Miller policy so I am not upset that it was ended.
    I’m pro-immigration.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Portia ♍️ 🐳McGonagal portiamcgonagal1619 on Insta (@PortiaMcGonagal) tweeted at 10:05 AM on Fri, May 12, 2023:
    Juxtapose Poppy’s effusive praise against her sitting there looking disinterestedly at her phone while #VivekRamasamy attempted to “educate” Don Lemon about Black history, and you have a prime example of my distrust of white women.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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