Barack Obama rules out joining president-elect Biden's cabinet – New York Daily News

  1. Barack Obama rules out joining president-elect Biden’s cabinet  New York Daily News
  2. Obama says election results show nation is deeply divided  CNN
  3. Obama throws cold water on a Biden cabinet post: ‘Michelle would leave me’ | TheHill  The Hill
  4. How the Trump administration’s ‘midnight rule-making’ could leave a big mark on government  NBC News
  5. Want a Preview of President Biden? Look to the Campaign Trail  The New York Times
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, Barack Obama rules out joining president-elect Biden’s cabinet – New York Daily News

Sunday 5 p.m. Tropics update: Tracking Hurricane Iota – WWLTV

  1. Sunday 5 p.m. Tropics update: Tracking Hurricane Iota  WWLTV
  2. Hurricane Iota to bring ‘potentially catastrophic’ winds, dangerous storm surge to Central America  Fox News
  3. Hurricane Iota Forecast to Become Second Category 4 in Two Weeks to Strike Nicaragua, Honduras | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com  The Weather Channel
  4. Hurricane Iota powers up in new threat to Central America  Washington Post
  5. Iota reaches hurricane strength and is forecast to hit storm-ravaged Central America as a major storm  CNN
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, Sunday 5 p.m. Tropics update: Tracking Hurricane Iota – WWLTV

What The Crown season 4 gets wrong (and right) about Margaret Thatcher – CNET

  1. What The Crown season 4 gets wrong (and right) about Margaret Thatcher  CNET
  2. Princess Diana’s Sister Sarah Spencer Still Plays an Important Role in the Royal Family  ELLE.com
  3. Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Season 4 dazzles with Queen Elizabeth, Diana and Margaret Thatcher  NBC News
  4. The new season of ‘The Crown’ features Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher. Here’s what you should know about them  CNN
  5. The Crown: the pleasure, and shock, of seeing the royals as truly human for once  The Guardian
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, What The Crown season 4 gets wrong (and right) about Margaret Thatcher – CNET

House leaders urge Democrats not to join team Biden to maintain majority – New York Post

  1. House leaders urge Democrats not to join team Biden to maintain majority  New York Post
  2. House Democrats At Odds After 2020 Election Losses  NPR
  3. The Memo: Divided Democrats search for common ground | TheHill  The Hill
  4. Why Democrats Nearly Lost the House  The Wall Street Journal
  5. Democrats should return to the center under helm of Joe Biden | TheHill  The Hill
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, House leaders urge Democrats not to join team Biden to maintain majority – New York Post

A Euphoric Morgan Stanley Lists "Three Features That Will Distinguish The Global Economy In 2021"

A Euphoric Morgan Stanley Lists “Three Features That Will Distinguish The Global Economy In 2021”

Tyler Durden

Sun, 11/15/2020 – 18:50

By Chetan Ahya, Morgan Stanley chief economist and global head of economics

Twice a year, the Morgan Stanley macro research team huddles in a time-honoured ritual – outlook season. We come together to debate and reassess our forecasts and narratives, challenging each other while collaborating to provide clients with a consistent and coherent view of the world.

In a few hours’ time, you will be receiving our 2021 outlooks in your inboxes. As a preview, here’s a summary of our views.

We remain constructive on the prospects for macro and markets in 2021. On the macro side, we think that the global economy will enter the next phase of the V-shaped recovery. In the first stage, the global economy has reached pre-COVID-19 output levels, a milestone we expect to pass this quarter. By 2Q21, we envision the economy getting back on its pre-COVID-19 path (i.e., where GDP would have been absent the COVID-19 shock).

Three features will distinguish the global economy in 2021:

  1. A synchronous global recovery: At 6.4%Y, our 2021 global growth forecast remains above consensus (5.3%Y), a stance bolstered by the news on vaccines and antibody treatments. We are more bullish than consensus because we believe that the COVID-19 shock has not dampened private sector risk appetite significantly, while policy stimulus has proved to be more than a backstop. We think that a global synchronous recovery, last seen in 2017, will unfold in 2021. While rising COVID-19 cases may lead to tighter restrictions and weigh on DM activity in the near term, EM growth will continue to accelerate. Emerging from the winter, the easing of restrictions will lift growth in DMs, which will join the rest of the world from March/April 2021. While the consumer has been driving the recovery so far, we expect the capex cycle to kick in from 2Q21.
  2. EMs boarding the reflation train: The past eight years have been tough for EMs, as a series of challenges have brought about a prolonged downturn. While it is tempting to blame structural issues for weak EM growth, we think that cyclical challenges and exogenous shocks (e.g., China and commodity price slowdowns, trade tensions and COVID-19) played a bigger role in keeping EM growth well below potential. However, we see a turn in 2021. The COVID-19 situation is now improving in a broad range of EMs and their recoveries are gaining momentum. In 2021, a widening US current account deficit, low US real rates, a weaker dollar, China’s reflationary impulse and EMs ex China’s own accommodative domestic macro policies will lead to a sharp rebound in growth. As this cyclical recovery takes hold, it can help create a virtuous cycle where stronger nominal GDP growth alleviates some of the pressure from structural issues like the need to consolidate public finances.
  3. Inflation regime change in the US: We see an altogether different inflation dynamic taking hold, especially in the US. While we argued for the return of inflation in this cycle earlier this year, 2021 will lay down the marker for this thesis. The US economy will reach both pre-COVID-19 levels and its pre-COVID-19 path over the course of 2021. Even so, both monetary and fiscal policy will remain much more accommodative relative to 4Q19. Our chief US economist Ellen Zentner expects underlying core PCE inflation to rise to 2% in 2H21 and move sustainably higher from 1H22. In contrast, the consensus doesn’t expect inflation to reach 2% until 2022.

A constructive macro view provides a supportive backdrop for risk assets: Our chief cross-asset strategist Andrew Sheets believes that while abnormality defined 2020, 2021 will be characterised by a return to more normal conditions (economic growth recovering, control of the virus improving and uncertainty declining). Markets will also follow much of the ‘normal’ post-recession playbook. Our strategy team recommends investors overweight equities and credit against government bonds and cash and sell USD. Within equities, they would overweight cyclicals and underweight defensives across regions, and expect US small-caps to outperform large-caps.

The risks to our views are twofold. In the near term, an even sharper rise in hospitalisations in the US or Europe could prompt policy-makers to adopt stricter lockdown measures than our base case, pushing near-term growth lower and also delaying the return to the pre-COVID-19 path. Looking a bit further out, US inflation could surprise to the upside from 2H21, particularly if we get a large fiscal package. This could challenge the market’s view on inflation and create a disruptive shift in expectations for Fed policy.



Source: Zero Hedge, A Euphoric Morgan Stanley Lists “Three Features That Will Distinguish The Global Economy In 2021”

‘That’s just irresponsible’: Gov. Inslee says Idaho’s COVID-19 response hurts WA hospitals – Idaho Statesman

  1. ‘That’s just irresponsible’: Gov. Inslee says Idaho’s COVID-19 response hurts WA hospitals  Idaho Statesman
  2. Washington state Governor Jay Inslee announces new restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19  KING 5
  3. Gov. Inslee orders sweeping restrictions on indoor gatherings, restaurants, bars, gyms as COVID-19 cases surge in Washington state  Seattle Times
  4. Washington state enacts new restrictions, months after it was first in the US to confront Covid-19  CNN
  5. Business prepare for more COVID-19 restrictions from governor’s office  Q13 FOX (Seattle)
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Source: Google News, ‘That’s just irresponsible’: Gov. Inslee says Idaho’s COVID-19 response hurts WA hospitals – Idaho Statesman

Gov. Whitmer expected to announce new COVID-19 restrictions Sunday

Gov. Whitmer expected to announce new COVID-19 restrictions Sunday

Lansing — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to announce new restrictions Sunday to combat the spread of COVID-19 as the state experiences a surge in cases of the virus.

A press conference will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday — a rare weekend briefing that comes five days after the governor said she was exploring the “next steps” her administration would take against COVID-19.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2020/11/15/gov-whitmer-expected-announce-new-covid-19-restrictions-sunday/6304308002/

Source: 8kun Notables, Gov. Whitmer expected to announce new COVID-19 restrictions Sunday

Anon cites "guillotine" NOTABLE RETRACTION: paper cutters, not head loppers, examples

> Canadian government publishes bid request for “Programmable Hydraulic Guillotines” needed “in support of Canada’s response to COVID-19”

NOT NOTABLE
(PB)

https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-PD-005-78707

PDF: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/cds/public/2020/05/06/8a0d71f28177c86a47cda8667b8d7676

If anyone actually verified the story, and checked the tender, they’d see it was for paper guillotines (for the National Stat’s Office, imagine that).

Even the OP agreed it wasn’t notable.

My mother worked for photography companies all her life. She pointed out that these “guillotines” are used for cutting paper.

, p p Canadian government publishes bid request for “Programmable Hydraulic Guillotines” needed “in support of Canada’s response to COVID-19”

“we” are not quite up to being the news.

Source: 8kun Notables, Anon cites “guillotine” NOTABLE RETRACTION: paper cutters, not head loppers, examples

Notable alumni 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judges, looks swampy

Perkins Coie is an international law firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and founded in 1912. Recognized as an Am Law 50 firm[2], it is the largest law firm headquartered in the Pacific Northwest and has 20 offices across the United States and in China and Taiwan. The firm provides corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies like Amazon, Google, Intel, Spotify, Facebook, and Twitter[3][4]. In addition to corporate representation, the firm often represents political clients and is known for its pro bono work[5].

Notable cases

The firm represented Amazon in its IPO in 1997.[15]

The firm represented Christine Gregoire in the prolonged litigation surrounding her 2004 Washington gubernatorial election.

A team of Perkins lawyers headed by Elias successfully represented Al Franken in his recount and legal battle over the 2008 Senatorial election in Minnesota.[16]

In 2006, Perkins Coie, led by partner Harry Schneider, represented Salim Ahmed Hamdan, the alleged driver and bodyguard of Osama Bin Laden. The case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, in which the Court ruled that the Bush Administration’s use of military commissions to try terrorism suspects was unconstitutional.[17]

Perkins Coie worked in the Doe v. Reed case concerning petition signatures in state ballot initiative campaigns, which was argued successfully before the U.S. Supreme Court on April 28, 2010.[18]

In 2010, Elias sought advisory opinions from the Federal Election Commission declaring that certain Google[19] and Facebook[20] advertisements were covered by the “small items” and “impracticable” exemptions of the law that otherwise requires a political advertisement to include a disclaimer revealing who paid for it.[20][21] The commission granted Google’s request in a divided vote, and deadlocked on Facebook’s request.[21] According to The New York Times, “Facebook nonetheless proceeded as if it was exempt from the disclaimer requirement”.[21] In October 2017, Perkins Coie lobbied to defeat a bill called the “Honest Ads Act”, which would require internet companies to disclose who paid for political ads.[21][22]

Perkins Coie was hired in 2015 as counsel for the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.[7] As part of its representation of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, Elias retained the intelligence firm Fusion GPS for opposition research services. Those services began in April 2016 and concluded before the 2016 U.S. presidential election in early November. A notable product of that research was the dossier describing alleged attempts by Russia to promote the presidential campaign of Donald Trump.[23] During the campaign, the Clinton campaign and the DNC paid Perkins Coie $5.6 million and $3.6 million respectively.[23] On October 24, 2017, Perkins Coie released Fusion GPS from its client confidentiality obligation.[23]

Perkins Coie has been retained to conduct the independent investigation into potential sexual abuse by Dr. Richard Strauss during the course of his employment with The Ohio State University wrestling program.[24] The firm conducted 600 interviews with 520 subjects over the course of a year, an investigation paid for by OSU expected to cost over $6.2 million by its completion. Of 177 students who personally confirmed abuse by the doctor, and 38 more who confirmed abuse but could not remember which staff person was the perpetrator, according to the university’s investigation, 48 were from the wrestling program.[25] Because the report did not specifically mention involvement in the failure to address the abuse or the lack of same, on the part of Republican Congressman Jim Jordan who coached in the programs for eight years while Strauss was there, he claimed he therefore had been exonerated by the investigation.[25]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perkins_Coie

Notable alumni
9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Margaret McKeown, Ronald M. Gould, and Eric D. Miller, and Oregon Supreme Court Justice Chris Garrett.

Still swamp Judges out there. Damn.

Source: 8kun Notables, Notable alumni 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judges, looks swampy

Ron opines on risk of Parler DBase hack with Phone registration req't

I never reconsidered and never made a parler account.
I dont like that everything is behind a registration wall, and I dont like that they make you give them a phone number to register.
I was worried that the parler database would leak or get hacked.

https://twitter.com/CodeMonkeyZ/status/1327982907776933888

Source: 8kun Notables, Ron opines on risk of Parler DBase hack with Phone registration req’t

First Muslim and Arab woman elected to Colorado state legislature

First Muslim and Arab woman elected to Colorado state legislature
Colorado voters elected Democrat Iman Jodeh to the Colorado General Assembly, making her the first Muslim and Arab woman elected to the Colorado state legislature.

Jodeh won 66 percent of the vote against GOP challenger Robert Andrews, according to The Denver Post. She will be representing the state’s 41st District, which comprises parts of Aurora and Arapahoe County.

Jodeh is an activist and the founder of nonprofit Meet the Middle East , and she worked as a spokesperson for the Colorado Muslim Society, according to the Post. She decided to pursue politics after attending a “Stand with our Muslim neighbors” rally in Denver.

“It was incredibly powerful to be able to speak truth to power about what it means to be Muslim in America,” she told the newspaper.

Jodeh wasn’t the only person to make history in the Centennial State. Democrat Naquetta Ricks became the first African immigrant elected to the Colorado House of Representatives, according to the Post. She will represent the state’s 40th District.

Ricks immigrated to the state from Liberia in 1980, according to the Post. She co-founded the state’s African Chamber of Commerce.

“I don’t think I set out to be the first [African immigrant], but I definitely set out to be a voice at the table,” she told the newspaper. “I’m hoping that by breaking the glass ceiling, more people will see that is possible.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/first-muslim-and-arab-woman-elected-to-colorado-state-legislature/ar-BB1b0Rcn

Source: 8kun Notables, First Muslim and Arab woman elected to Colorado state legislature

SPIN: Biden voters are being led to believe that Million MAGA in DC were all far right wing NAZI’s

Biden voters are being led to believe that Million MAGA in DC were all far right wing NAZI’s

based in large part on the viral spread of this single image that popped up yesterday. Can we debunk the source?

https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/juhlaq/cult_member_with_his_flags/

Source: 8kun Notables, SPIN: Biden voters are being led to believe that Million MAGA in DC were all far right wing NAZI’s

Boris Johnson SELF-ISOLATES after 35-minute mtg with MP who tested positive for Covid

Boris Johnson SELF-ISOLATES after holding a 35-minute meeting with MP who later tested positive for Covid – even though PM already had the virus once

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8951581/Boris-Johnson-self-isolate-touch-tested-positive-Covid.html

Boris Johnson has been forced to self isolate after coming into contact with an MP who tested positive for Covid-19.

On Thursday, the Prime Minister held a 35-minute meeting with a group of MPs including Lee Anderson who later tested positive for the virus.

Mr Johnson has no symptoms of Covid-19 and will continue to work from Downing Street, his official spokesperson said.

The PM nearly died during his battle with coronavirus earlier this year.

Intensive care doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital in central London plied Mr Johnson with ‘litres and litres’ of oxygen as his chances of survival balanced on a knife-edge.

News of Mr Johnson’s second stint in isolation comes one day before the Government’s big relaunch after the last few days brought political chaos to Downing Street.

Events culminated in the PM’s Svengali Dominic Cummings dramatically carrying his belongings out the front door of No10 in a cardboard box following a brutal reckoning that saw his closest ally Lee Cain fall on his sword, having failed to secure the key role of Mr Johnson’s chief of staff.

Source: 8kun Notables, Boris Johnson SELF-ISOLATES after 35-minute mtg with MP who tested positive for Covid

It Begins: Conservative Treehouse “Deplatformed” from WordPress

For the past four years the liberal tech giants have “deplatformed,” censored, shadow-banned and eliminated conservative voices online.

This has been the greatest assault on free speech in this country’s history.

The assault on conservative voices has only gotten worse during the Trump years.
Republican leaders refuse to act on this assault on our basic freedoms.

And they are not done, yet.

On Sunday The Conservative Treehouse reported that they will need to find a new hosting provider.
Wordpress kicked them out.

Most CTH readers are likely aware of the term “deplatforming.” Unfortunately, the big tech control mechanism to shut down speech & assembly has now arrived on our doorstep.

One week after the 2020 presidential election, The Conservative Treehouse received the following notification:

…”given the incompatibility between your site’s content and our terms, you need to find a new hosting provider and must migrate the site by Wednesday, December 2nd.

What does this mean? It means CTH is being kicked-off the WordPress website hosting platform because the content of our research and discussion does not align with the ideology of those who define what is acceptable speech and what is not.

The post It Begins: Conservative Treehouse “Deplatformed” from WordPress appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.



Source: The Gateway Pundit, It Begins: Conservative Treehouse “Deplatformed” from WordPress

Soros-Linked Voting Machines Used in Battleground States also used in 2004 Venezuela Elections, WW EFraud!

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/wikileaks-soros-linked-voting-machines-now-used-battleground-states-used-rig-2004-venezuela-elections/

Wikileaks: Soros-Linked Voting Machines Now Used in Most Battleground States Were Used to Rig the 2004 Venezuela Elections

Wikileaks: Soros-Linked Voting Machines Now Used in Most Battleground States Were Used to Rig the 2004 Venezuela Elections

Joseph Stalin famously said: “Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.”

Stalin was right.

And today we are seeing this play out in the United States of America.

Smartmatic, a UK based company, is a George Soros linked company that has provided voting technology in 16 states including battleground zones like Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The company was formed in 2000 and a Chavez campaign adviser was placed on the board as well.

The chairman of Smartmatic is Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, who sits in the British House of Lords and on the board of George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. He was formerly the vice-chairman of Soros’s Investment Funds and even the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations when he worked as chief of staff to Kofi Annan.

According to Wikileaks documents Smartmatic machines were used to rig the 2004 Venezuela elections in favor of Marxist candidate Hugo Chavez.

More from Wikileaks: Smartmatic is a riddle.

The company came out of nowhere to snatch a multli-million dollar contract in an electoral process that ultimately reaffirmed Chavez’ mandate and all-but destroyed his political opposition.

The Smartmatic owners, were denounced in June 2004 by the press for having received a US $200,000 equity investment from a Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (BRV) joint venture fund called FONCREI which was a Chavez organization. A Chavez campaign adviser was also placed on the board as well.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/wikileaks-soros-linked-voting-machines-now-used-battleground-states-used-rig-2004-venezuela-elections/

Source: 8kun Notables, Soros-Linked Voting Machines Used in Battleground States also used in 2004 Venezuela Elections, WW EFraud!