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CNN releases oppo research dump on Bernie Sanders showing that he wanted to nationalize most industries in the 1970s, and that’s bad why?
The House votes 420 - 0 on a resolution to make Mueller’s final report public. But, Lindsay Graham wants to throw his body in front of that bus and block the resolution from being taken up in the Senate. Manafort gets more jail time and his lawyer keeps lying. New York State drops new pardon-proof charges against Manafort moments after he was sentenced in federal court.
49 people dead and 48 injured in New Zealand as white nationalist terrorist opened fire on two mosques in Christchurch, the country’s third most populous city. It was the worst mass shooting in New Zealand history. The self-proclaimed fascist left behind a white nationalist manifesto and live streamed part of the shooting.
And the breaking news this week that rich people are cheating the system to get their kids into top colleges and universities shocks...well, nobody really. Now we just have more concrete proof from the U.S. Department of Justice that the system is rigged. Big time.
Chances are that you already know that Beto O’Rourke announced he is running for president. He hit social media hard as he hit the campaign trail in Iowa yesterday. He seems to be hoping that by performing excitement and positivity, he can avoid taking progressive positions - or any positions - on key policy issues such as Medicare for All. Beto’s entry into the race brings the total number of candidates to 17 with Uncle Joe expected to announce next week. And, if you care, Corey Booker is officially dating Rosario Dawson.
Boeing grounded due to problems with their 737 Max that led the Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed the 157 people.
Nancy Pelosi says she’s against impeaching Trump, just like she was against impeaching Bush because it “divides the country.” I think she got impeachment confused with the Mississippi River.
Hundreds of thousands of students are walking out of school today as part of a global youth climate strike. They are taking to the streets to protest the failure of politicians to take the necessary actions to stave off a dystopian climate future. Organizing for coordinated strikes grew after the Swedish teenager, Greta Thunberg, held a solo protest outside the Swedish parliament last September.
And, holy crap is Tucker Carlson a racist, sexist, asshole. Again, not exactly shocking.
Democrats won two special elections on Tuesday night! Larry Krasner staffer Movita Johnson-Harrell will become the first Muslim to ever serve in Pennsylvania and Bridget Malloy Kosierowski blew out the Old Forge Pizzagate loving Boomer Frank Scavo in a district that voted for Trump by 7%.
Pennsylvania House has officially introduced legislation to bail out the nuclear industry, which is creating lots of strange bedfellows on both sides of the issue.
Lehigh University in Bethlehem is having its #MeToo moment as an associate professor files a federal lawsuit saying that she was used as a “sacrificial lamb to its own racial agenda” to appear more progressive than it was. “Lehigh sacrificed vulnerable young women, who they permitted to be abused because its image as an unbiased and racially diverse college was more important,” the suit alleges.
It’s Meek Mill Weekend! Philadelphia’s City Council honored Mill’s work on improving the criminal justice system and gave us all a reason to celebrate this weekend.
NASA’s huge Space Launch System (SLS) looks like it may be sidelined in favor of private space companies. The SLS was supposed to be the main launch vehicle for NASA’s Orion spacecraft - its main vehicle for getting to Mars and establishing a presence on the Moon. The SLS has missed several deadlines and with NASA’s goal of launching around the moon in June 2020, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation that the agency is now looking to private industries like Space X - even though they do not yet have a launch vehicle able to carry Orion to its lunar mission.
New US/Russian Crew launches to the International Space Station from Kazakhstan on Pi Day! Two of the astronauts on this mission were on the aborted mid-flight launch last October.
Elon Musk took to the LiveStream last night to unveil the latest TESLA vehicle. It’s a mid-sized SUV called the Model Y. They will run $47,000 to $60,000 and offer more battery range. Those will ship starting in 2020.
Workers at San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing vote to unionize! If all goes as planned, one of America’s first craft breweries could be members of the ILWU - the Longshoremen!
We’ve got a list of Irish Craft Brews for you this St. Patrick’s Day weekend...if you can find them of course.
Shippensburg University, with the help of a grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, launches courses to support and train the state’s craft beer industry. For real!
Tomorrow, Free Will releases Sexy Goodies once again. Sexy Goodies is a New England style Double IPA brewed with flaked oats, flaked barley, and milk sugar. Hopped with a collection of Calypso, Mosaic, Citra, and Apollo. This beer has a smooth, gentle mouthfeel with notes of Makrut Lime leaves, strawberry, and peach. 8.5% ABV
And big news for Free WIll: Free Will confirmed that it is opening up in Souderton, PA - joining forces with Broad Theater, the under-renovation historic movie venue in the center of town. Free Will will be operating a bar in the lobby! Look forward to a viewing-focused experience with beverages in-hand.
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