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America, Bernie Sanders, and Beyonce: Obama Named 'Most Admired Man' Again, Beats Out Trump @balleralert Obama Named 'Most Admired Man' Again, Beats Out Trump - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Former President BarackObama has been named the 'most admired man' for the tenth year in a row, according to a poll released by Gallup News. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier in the month, Gallup surveyed 1,049 adults, asking which man and woman in the United States of America they admired most. This past Wednesday, those results were revealed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While Trump came in at 14%, Obama took the leading spot, sitting at 17% and beating Trump out by 3% in the men's poll. Hillary Clinton-who has held the 'most admired woman' title a total of 22 times, retained it for the 16th consecutive year, coming in at 9% to Michelle Obama's 7%. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, this happens to be Clinton's lowest percentage that she's received since 2002. Last year, she stood at 12%, while Barack Obama scored at 22%. But, although this year's percentage rates were relatively low, it's unquestionable that, even outside of the White House, everybody loves Obama! Obviously, that trumps all... even Mr. Trump, himself. No pun intended. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pope Francis, Rev. Billy Graham, John McCain, Elon Musk, Bernie Sanders, Bill Gates, Benjamin Netanyahu, Jeff Bezos, The Dalai Lama, and Mike Pence followed Donald Trump in the poll. Falling behind Michelle Obama was Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Warren, Angela Merkel, Queen Elizabeth II, Condoleezza Rice, Melania Trump, Nikki Haley, Duchess Kate Middleton, and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Trump had 35% of Republican voters who chose him as their most admired man. Obama led among Democrats, with 39% making him their top choice. Independents also elected Obama over Trump by a three-point margin.
America, Bernie Sanders, and Beyonce: Obama Named 'Most Admired
 Man' Again, Beats Out Trump
 @balleralert
Obama Named 'Most Admired Man' Again, Beats Out Trump - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Former President BarackObama has been named the 'most admired man' for the tenth year in a row, according to a poll released by Gallup News. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier in the month, Gallup surveyed 1,049 adults, asking which man and woman in the United States of America they admired most. This past Wednesday, those results were revealed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While Trump came in at 14%, Obama took the leading spot, sitting at 17% and beating Trump out by 3% in the men's poll. Hillary Clinton-who has held the 'most admired woman' title a total of 22 times, retained it for the 16th consecutive year, coming in at 9% to Michelle Obama's 7%. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, this happens to be Clinton's lowest percentage that she's received since 2002. Last year, she stood at 12%, while Barack Obama scored at 22%. But, although this year's percentage rates were relatively low, it's unquestionable that, even outside of the White House, everybody loves Obama! Obviously, that trumps all... even Mr. Trump, himself. No pun intended. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pope Francis, Rev. Billy Graham, John McCain, Elon Musk, Bernie Sanders, Bill Gates, Benjamin Netanyahu, Jeff Bezos, The Dalai Lama, and Mike Pence followed Donald Trump in the poll. Falling behind Michelle Obama was Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Warren, Angela Merkel, Queen Elizabeth II, Condoleezza Rice, Melania Trump, Nikki Haley, Duchess Kate Middleton, and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Trump had 35% of Republican voters who chose him as their most admired man. Obama led among Democrats, with 39% making him their top choice. Independents also elected Obama over Trump by a three-point margin.

Obama Named 'Most Admired Man' Again, Beats Out Trump - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Former President BarackObama has been name...

America, Chicago, and Detroit: 11:00 AM SEN. BILL NELSON CSPAN2 Bronx, NY 1 INJURED 11:00 AM SEN. BILL NELSON CSPAN2 Cottontown, TN 2 DEAD 11:30 AM SEN CHRISTOPHER MURPHY CSPAN2 Chicago, IL 11:30 AM 2 INJURED Akron, OH 11:30 AM 1 INJURED SEN. CHRISTOPHER MURPHY CSPAN2 McKenna, WA 2 DEAD SEN. CHRISTOPHER MURPHY CSPAN2 12:45 PM SEN. CHRISTOPHER MURPHY CSPAN2 San Bernardino, CA 1:00 PM 1 INJURED Las Vegas, NV 2 INJURED 1:00 PM Shooting with no injuries Grand Forks, ND SEN. CORY BOOKER D-New Jersey CSPAN 1:45 PM New York City, NY 1 INJURED CSPAN2 3:00 PM Jonesboro, GA 1 DEAD SEN. AL FRANKEN CSPAN2 4:00 PM Shooting with no injuries Tampa, FL SEN, ELIZABETH WARREN 4:30 PM Shooting with no injuries The pending business in the Senate is the 2017 Commerce, Justice & Science Spending B Orlando, FL 4:30 PM 1 INJURED Senators Who Have Joined Sen. Murphy (D Markey (DL Leshy IDL Toomey (R), Franken (D Murray (DI, Peters (DL Casey IOL Wyden (D) Fort Wayne, IN CSPAN 5:00 PM 1 INJURED Dallas, T>X Sen. Murphy (D-CT) began speaking at 11:21am ET. He is permitting questions from other Senators but is not yielding the f 5:15 PM 2 INJURED Fort Collins, CO Sen. Murphy (D.CT) began speaking at 11:21am ET CSPAN2 but is not yielding the fioor. 5:30 PM Senators Who Have Joined Sen. Murphy ID Warren (D), Merkley (OL Menendez IDI. Shaheen (D, Gillibrand (Di, McCaskill ID) Chicago, IL 3 INJURED CSPAN2 5:30 PM business in the Senate is the GSPAN 2017 Conwmierce, Justic&Sclience Spending Bil Dallas, TX 1 INJURED 6:19 PM Senators who Hau" Joined Sen Murphy (D): Markey (DL Leahy (DX Toomey IRI Franken (D) Murray {Di Peters CD), Casey (D), wyden CD) C-SPAN2 1 INJURED Salt Lake City, UT 7:00 PM The pending business in the Senate is the 2017 Commerce, Justice & Science Spending Bll CSPAN2 Albuquerque, NM 2 DEAD, 1 INJURED 7:30 PM Senators Who Have Joined Sen Murphy (D Udail (D1 Bennet(D) Hirono (DI Heinnich (D) CSPAN2 Chicago, IL 2 INJURED 7:30 PM 1 INJURED SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE Baltimore, MA CSPAN2 145 T 8:45 PM Chicago, IL SEN. BOB CASEY CSPAN2 1 DEAD 9:20 PM Chicago, IL SEN. JOE DONNELLY CSPAN2 2 INJURED 9:40 PM 1 INJURED SEN. CHRISTOPHER MURPHY Pittsburg, PA CSPAN2 10:00 PM SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR Chicago, IL C-SPAN2 1 INJURED 10:00 PM Schenectady, NY 1 INJURED SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR CSPAN2 10:45 PM 2 INJURED SEN. TIM KAINE Danville, VA CSPAN 11:00 PM SEN. JOE DONNELLY Detroit, MI -SPAN2 1 INJURED 11:00 PM 39 Senstors Have Joined Sen. Murphy (D Donnelly (DL Cantwel (D)& Kaine (D) Cleveland, OH 1 INJURED CSPAN2 11:26 PM Fort Lauderdale, FL 1 INJURED SEN, TAMMY BALDWIN CSPAN2 11:30 PM It Shooting with no injuries 40 Senators Have Joined Sen, Murphy ID Udall CD), Bennet (DI Hirono (D), Heinrich (D) Springfield, MO CSPAN 11:49 PM 1 INJURED New Haven, CT SEN. JEFF MERKLEY CSPAN 12:30 AM Shooting with no injuries Sen Murphy (D-CT) began speaking at 11:21am ET. He is permiting questions from other Senators, aCSPAN2 Rockford, IL 12:50 AM SEN DICK DURBIN D lloolk, Mincrity Whip Chicago, IlL CSPAN2 1 INJURED 1:00 AM SEN. CORY BOOKER D.New Jerney San Francisco, CA 2 INJURED CSPAN2 2:00 AM 40 Senators Have Joined Ser Warner [Dl, Klobuchar (Di Mikulski C Di: SPAN2 Detroit, MI 2 DEAD, 1 INJURED 2:00 AM 40 Senatoes Have Joined Sen. Murphy ID: Donnelly i DI, Cantwell (DA Kaine (D & Schatr (ID) CSPAN2 Butte, MT 1 DEAD 2:00 AM CSPAN2 Austin, TX 1 DEAD uppityfemale: vox: During the 15-hour Senate filibuster on gun control, there were 38 shootings that killed 12 people and injured 36 more across America.  That roughly translates to one shooting per every 23 minutes. Oh wow…
America, Chicago, and Detroit: 11:00 AM
 SEN. BILL NELSON
 CSPAN2
 Bronx, NY
 1 INJURED
 11:00 AM
 SEN. BILL NELSON
 CSPAN2
 Cottontown, TN
 2 DEAD
 11:30 AM
 SEN CHRISTOPHER MURPHY
 CSPAN2
 Chicago, IL
 11:30 AM
 2 INJURED
 Akron, OH
 11:30 AM
 1 INJURED
 SEN. CHRISTOPHER MURPHY
 CSPAN2
 McKenna, WA
 2 DEAD
 SEN. CHRISTOPHER MURPHY
 CSPAN2
 12:45 PM
 SEN. CHRISTOPHER MURPHY
 CSPAN2
 San Bernardino, CA
 1:00 PM
 1 INJURED
 Las Vegas, NV
 2 INJURED
 1:00 PM
 Shooting with
 no injuries
 Grand Forks, ND
 SEN. CORY BOOKER
 D-New Jersey
 CSPAN

 1:45 PM
 New York City, NY
 1 INJURED
 CSPAN2
 3:00 PM
 Jonesboro, GA
 1 DEAD
 SEN. AL FRANKEN
 CSPAN2
 4:00 PM
 Shooting with
 no injuries
 Tampa, FL
 SEN, ELIZABETH WARREN
 4:30 PM
 Shooting with
 no injuries
 The pending business in the Senate is the
 2017 Commerce, Justice & Science Spending B
 Orlando, FL
 4:30 PM
 1 INJURED
 Senators Who Have Joined Sen. Murphy (D
 Markey (DL Leshy IDL Toomey (R), Franken (D
 Murray (DI, Peters (DL Casey IOL Wyden (D)
 Fort Wayne, IN
 CSPAN
 5:00 PM
 1 INJURED
 Dallas, T>X
 Sen. Murphy (D-CT) began speaking at 11:21am ET.
 He is permitting questions from other Senators
 but is not yielding the f
 5:15 PM
 2 INJURED
 Fort Collins, CO
 Sen. Murphy (D.CT) began speaking at 11:21am ET
 CSPAN2
 but is not yielding the fioor.
 5:30 PM
 Senators Who Have Joined Sen. Murphy ID
 Warren (D), Merkley (OL Menendez IDI.
 Shaheen (D, Gillibrand (Di, McCaskill ID)
 Chicago, IL
 3 INJURED
 CSPAN2

 5:30 PM
 business in the Senate is the
 GSPAN
 2017 Conwmierce, Justic&Sclience Spending Bil
 Dallas, TX
 1 INJURED
 6:19 PM
 Senators who Hau" Joined Sen Murphy (D):
 Markey (DL Leahy (DX Toomey IRI Franken (D)
 Murray {Di Peters CD), Casey (D), wyden CD)
 C-SPAN2
 1 INJURED
 Salt Lake City, UT
 7:00 PM
 The pending business in the Senate is the
 2017 Commerce, Justice & Science Spending Bll
 CSPAN2
 Albuquerque, NM
 2 DEAD, 1 INJURED
 7:30 PM
 Senators Who Have Joined Sen Murphy (D
 Udail (D1 Bennet(D) Hirono (DI Heinnich (D)
 CSPAN2
 Chicago, IL
 2 INJURED
 7:30 PM
 1 INJURED
 SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE
 Baltimore, MA
 CSPAN2
 145 T
 8:45 PM
 Chicago, IL
 SEN. BOB CASEY
 CSPAN2
 1 DEAD
 9:20 PM
 Chicago, IL
 SEN. JOE DONNELLY
 CSPAN2
 2 INJURED
 9:40 PM
 1 INJURED
 SEN. CHRISTOPHER MURPHY
 Pittsburg, PA
 CSPAN2

 10:00 PM
 SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR
 Chicago, IL
 C-SPAN2
 1 INJURED
 10:00 PM
 Schenectady, NY
 1 INJURED
 SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR
 CSPAN2
 10:45 PM
 2 INJURED
 SEN. TIM KAINE
 Danville, VA
 CSPAN
 11:00 PM
 SEN. JOE DONNELLY
 Detroit, MI
 -SPAN2
 1 INJURED
 11:00 PM
 39 Senstors Have Joined Sen. Murphy (D
 Donnelly (DL Cantwel (D)& Kaine (D)
 Cleveland, OH
 1 INJURED
 CSPAN2
 11:26 PM
 Fort Lauderdale, FL
 1 INJURED
 SEN, TAMMY BALDWIN
 CSPAN2
 11:30 PM
 It
 Shooting with
 no injuries
 40 Senators Have Joined Sen, Murphy ID
 Udall CD), Bennet (DI Hirono (D), Heinrich (D)
 Springfield, MO
 CSPAN
 11:49 PM
 1 INJURED
 New Haven, CT
 SEN. JEFF MERKLEY
 CSPAN

 12:30 AM
 Shooting with
 no injuries
 Sen Murphy (D-CT) began speaking at 11:21am ET.
 He is permiting questions from other Senators,
 aCSPAN2
 Rockford, IL
 12:50 AM
 SEN DICK DURBIN
 D lloolk, Mincrity Whip
 Chicago, IlL
 CSPAN2
 1 INJURED
 1:00 AM
 SEN. CORY BOOKER
 D.New Jerney
 San Francisco, CA
 2 INJURED
 CSPAN2
 2:00 AM
 40 Senators Have Joined Ser
 Warner [Dl, Klobuchar (Di Mikulski C
 Di:
 SPAN2
 Detroit, MI
 2 DEAD, 1 INJURED
 2:00 AM
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 Donnelly i DI, Cantwell (DA Kaine (D
 & Schatr (ID)
 CSPAN2
 Butte, MT
 1 DEAD
 2:00 AM
 CSPAN2
 Austin, TX
 1 DEAD
uppityfemale:
vox:

During the 15-hour Senate filibuster on gun control, there were 38 shootings that killed 12 people and injured 36 more across America. 
That roughly translates to one shooting per every 23 minutes.


Oh wow…

uppityfemale: vox: During the 15-hour Senate filibuster on gun control, there were 38 shootings that killed 12 people and injured 36 more a...

Elizabeth Warren, Megan, and Meme: The Russian government just tweeted an image of a white supremacist frog Updated by Zack Beauchamp | @zackbeauchamp| zack@vox.com | Jan 9, 2017, 11:40am EST The Intersect |Analysis A step-by-step guide to a meme about punchinga Nazi in the face By Abby Ohlheiser January 23 CULTURE 'Nevertheless, She Persisted' and the Age ofthe Weaponized Meme Mitch McConnell silenced Elizabeth Warren in the Senate chamber. That only made her voice louder BY MEGAN GARBER FEBRUARY 8, 2017 <p>If there’s one thing 2017 has taught us so far about memes, it’s this:</p><h2>Memes are not apolitical. They do not exist in a vacuum. Rather, they reflect the very real sociopolitical and cultural conditions that surround us.</h2><p>Links to headlines:<br/></p><ul><li><a href="http://www.vox.com/world/2017/1/9/14212496/russia-embassy-pepe">“The Russian government just tweeted an image of a white supremacist frog”</a> (<a href="http://archive.is/MiNaJ">archived link</a>)<br/></li><li><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2017/01/23/a-step-by-step-guide-to-a-meme-about-punching-a-nazi-in-the-face/?utm_term=.dca72a93fc12">“A step-by-step guide to a meme about punching a Nazi in the face”</a> (<a href="http://archive.is/FpbAS">archived link</a>)<br/></li><li><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/02/nevertheless-she-persisted-and-the-age-of-the-weaponized-meme/516012/">“'Nevertheless, She Persisted&rsquo; and the Age of the Weaponized Meme”</a> (<a href="http://archive.is/24kMz">archived link</a>)<br/></li></ul>
Elizabeth Warren, Megan, and Meme: The Russian
 government just
 tweeted an image of a
 white supremacist
 frog
 Updated by Zack Beauchamp | @zackbeauchamp|
 zack@vox.com | Jan 9, 2017, 11:40am EST

 The Intersect |Analysis
 A step-by-step guide to a
 meme about punchinga
 Nazi in the face
 By Abby Ohlheiser
 January 23

 CULTURE
 'Nevertheless, She
 Persisted' and the Age
 ofthe Weaponized
 Meme
 Mitch McConnell silenced Elizabeth
 Warren in the Senate chamber. That
 only made her voice louder
 BY MEGAN GARBER
 FEBRUARY 8, 2017
<p>If there’s one thing 2017 has taught us so far about memes, it’s this:</p><h2>Memes are not apolitical. They do not exist in a vacuum. Rather, they reflect the very real sociopolitical and cultural conditions that surround us.</h2><p>Links to headlines:<br/></p><ul><li><a href="http://www.vox.com/world/2017/1/9/14212496/russia-embassy-pepe">“The Russian government just tweeted an image of a white supremacist frog”</a> (<a href="http://archive.is/MiNaJ">archived link</a>)<br/></li><li><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2017/01/23/a-step-by-step-guide-to-a-meme-about-punching-a-nazi-in-the-face/?utm_term=.dca72a93fc12">“A step-by-step guide to a meme about punching a Nazi in the face”</a> (<a href="http://archive.is/FpbAS">archived link</a>)<br/></li><li><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/02/nevertheless-she-persisted-and-the-age-of-the-weaponized-meme/516012/">“'Nevertheless, She Persisted&rsquo; and the Age of the Weaponized Meme”</a> (<a href="http://archive.is/24kMz">archived link</a>)<br/></li></ul>

If there’s one thing 2017 has taught us so far about memes, it’s this:Memes are not apolitical. They do not exist in a vacuum. Rather, they ...

America, Children, and Elizabeth Warren: Follow @NPR #Breaking: Democrats plan to hold the Senate floor overnight in opposition to Betsy DeVos's nomination for education secretary. Keith Boykin e @keithboykin Follow V Senate Democrats stage all-night protest against Betsy DeVos. This is Elizabeth Warren. #HoldTheFloor CSPAN U.S. SENATE SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN D-Massachusetts GSPAN C-span.org 0:38 ll Reuters Politics Follow V REUTERS ReutersPolitics ICYMI: Senator Patty Murray says Democrats will hold the floor for 24 hours in last push against DeVos nomination. reut.rs/2lhdFBL 0:35 jettestblack: micdotcom: micdotcom: Democrats stage all-night sit-in to protest Betsy DeVos’ confirmation Having exhausted all other options, Democrats in the Senate announced Monday afternoon they will hold the floor all night to draw attention to the looming confirmation vote for Trump’s secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos. “Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us,” Sen. Patty Murray of Washington said, reported the Hill. Read more Update: Senate Dems call Betsy DeVos “incompetent,” an “amateur” during all-night talk-a-thonBecause the talk-a-thon happened while most of America slept, here are some of the best moments from the all-night session.Al Franken: “During her hearing, Ms. DeVos proved beyond a shadow of a doubt not only that her ideology is fundamentally incompatible with the mission of the Department of Education, but that she is fundamentally incompetent to be its leader.”Elizabeth Warren: It is difficult to imagine a worse choice to head the Department of Education … [DeVos] demonstrated to the entire world she is embarrassingly unprepared.“Kamala Harris: She went on to say, ‘Well, but we need guns in schools, yes, because grizzly bears may pose a significant threat to the safety of our children and perhaps their education. I say Ms. DeVos poses a far greater threat to public education.”Chuck Schumer: “She is the least qualified nominee in a historically unqualified cabinet.“ Read more  I’m glad they’re finally doing something useful because they’ve been so fucking soft and meek. Republicans have been taking what the fuck they want and using all their power to do so.
America, Children, and Elizabeth Warren: Follow
 @NPR
 #Breaking: Democrats plan to hold the Senate
 floor overnight in opposition to Betsy DeVos's
 nomination for education secretary.

 Keith Boykin e
 @keithboykin
 Follow V
 Senate Democrats stage all-night protest against
 Betsy DeVos. This is Elizabeth Warren.
 #HoldTheFloor
 CSPAN
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 D-Massachusetts
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 ICYMI: Senator Patty Murray says Democrats will
 hold the floor for 24 hours in last push against
 DeVos nomination. reut.rs/2lhdFBL
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jettestblack:

micdotcom:

micdotcom:

Democrats stage all-night sit-in to protest Betsy DeVos’ confirmation
Having exhausted all other options, Democrats in the Senate announced Monday afternoon they will hold the floor all night to draw attention to the looming confirmation vote for Trump’s secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos.
“Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us,” Sen. Patty Murray of Washington said, reported the Hill. Read more

Update: Senate Dems call Betsy DeVos “incompetent,” an “amateur” during all-night talk-a-thonBecause the talk-a-thon happened while most of America slept, here are some of the best moments from the all-night session.Al Franken: “During her hearing, Ms. DeVos proved beyond a shadow of a doubt not only that her ideology is fundamentally incompatible with the mission of the Department of Education, but that she is fundamentally incompetent to be its leader.”Elizabeth Warren: It is difficult to imagine a worse choice to head the Department of Education … [DeVos] demonstrated to the entire world she is embarrassingly unprepared.“Kamala Harris: She went on to say, ‘Well, but we need guns in schools, yes, because grizzly bears may pose a significant threat to the safety of our children and perhaps their education. I say Ms. DeVos poses a far greater threat to public education.”Chuck Schumer: “She is the least qualified nominee in a historically unqualified cabinet.“ Read more 

I’m glad they’re finally doing something useful because they’ve been so fucking soft and meek. Republicans have been taking what the fuck they want and using all their power to do so.

jettestblack: micdotcom: micdotcom: Democrats stage all-night sit-in to protest Betsy DeVos’ confirmation Having exhausted all other opti...