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« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2021, 02:13:33 PM »
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« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2021, 02:29:00 PM »
FBI raids home of MAGA clerk Tina Peters — and Lauren Boebert's former campaign manager



The FBI on Tuesday raided the homes of Mesa County, Colorado clerk Tina Peters and three associates, as part of its investigation into whether the MAGA-loving official was involved in an election security breach.

"The FBI carried out a court-ordered search of Peters' home in Mesa County early Tuesday morning, leaving her 'terrified,' Peters said Tuesday night in an appearance on Lindell TV, an online channel run by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a Trump supporter and proponent of discredited claims the 2020 election was stolen," Colorado Politics reports. "Lindell said one of the homes raided by law enforcement authorities belongs to Sherronna Bishop, a Garfield County resident and former campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert."

The Daily Beast notes that Peters, who has been stripped of her ability to run elections in the county, was "involved in an amateur QAnon-tied investigation of voter fraud in the 2020 election."

"Peters briefly became a star on the right last summer when she appeared at MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's 'cyber-symposium' on voter fraud," according to the Daily Beast. "A few days before her appearance, alleged QAnon mastermind Ron Watkins posted images from Mesa County voting machines, while hard drives from the county's equipment later leaked online. That inspired suspicions that Peters was somehow involved in the potentially illegal leak, and she briefly went into hiding."

https://www.rawstory.com/mike-lindell-2655749166/

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« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2021, 02:37:53 PM »
How Tucson and Arizona benefit from Biden's infrastructure bill

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan infrastructure bill into law on Monday that gives more than a trillion dollars to public works projects nationwide. More than 7 billion is coming to Arizona.

“One trillion dollars, this historic funding for infrastructure, we’re going to feel it directly here in Pima County,” said Adelita Grijalva, Pima County Supervisor, District 5.

The largest portion of the money, around $5 billion, is going into highway projects such as widening Interstate 10.

“Traffic delays continue to interfere on our quality of life," said Andrés Cano, Arizona State Representative, District 3. "I think ultimately the bottom line is that these dollars are going to be able to create jobs, provide good opportunity to make the investments we need in the infrastructure that has gone underserved.”

There’s investment in low-emission transportation, with $118 million going to Sun Tran buses.

“It allows us to set up the stations," Grijalva said. "Where are you going to plug all of these zero-emission electric vehicles? We don’t have the infrastructure for that right now, but we will after this.”

Representatives want to use some of the money to rebuild the Drexel Bridge, connecting southern Tucson to the rest of the city.

“In reality, what we now have is an opportunity to be able to say this is a key priority for southern Arizona,” Cano said.

The bill also promises to improve the infrastructure of public water systems, the hope is to bring reusable, clean water to Tucson.

“It's an existential issue, water security, water contamination," said Steve Kozachik, Tucson City Council member. "When we’re getting ready to serve ground water necessarily because of the situation in the Colorado River and Lake Mead.

More than $500 million are going towards renovating land ports of entry along Arizona’s southern border.

"It’s better for both communities, both Arizona and Mexico, to have that cross-commerce happen faster,” Grijalva said.

The bill invests $100 million to create affordable, high-speed internet access across the country. There's also specific funding set aside for rural communities in Arizona. Part of that funding will go towards a permanent Affordable Connectivity Benefit program. The program provides low-income families with a monthly voucher for $30 to access internet.

Arizona will also get money for wildfire management, and $54 million per year to replace lead pipes.

https://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news/how-tucson-and-arizona-benefit-from-bidens-infrastructure-bill

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Infrastructure bill: Here's how California, LA benefit

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion federal infrastructure bill into law, bringing billions of dollars to California for public transit projects, wildfire preparation, bridge and road repair, broadband internet and more.

"No parent should have to sit in the parking lot at a fast food restaurant again just so their child can use the Internet to do their homework. That's over," Biden said.

Members of the California State Legislature and local representatives were in attendance, including Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

"This bill will invest millions and produce countless jobs for cities such as Fontana. It will improve roadways, transit systems, our access to clean water," Warren said.

Funding will go out over the next five years, but it could take months or longer for the major projects to begin.

"The infrastructure deal means funding for megaprojects like (Metro's) Sepulveda Transit Corridor, which will revolutionize the way Angelenos get around. With more investment in (Metro's) bus lanes and the (Los Angeles Department of Transportation's) NextGen Bus Plan network, we can speed up our transit system and reduce congestion,'' Garcetti said on Twitter after the bill's signing.

Here's how Los Angeles benefits

Garcetti also said Los Angeles will receive funding for:

-- electrifying Metro's bus fleet by 2030;
-- Metrolink projects, including the Link Union Station project;
-- ecosystem restoration projects, including the restoration of Los Angeles River habitat;
-- Los Angeles International Airport modernization efforts;
-- projects to improve the flow of goods at the Port of Los Angeles;
-- the expansion of the city's electric vehicle charging network;
-- climate resilience and extreme heat mitigation efforts, including through cool pavements and tree canopies;
-- water recycling and reuse projects; and
-- the city's transition by 2035 to 100% renewable energy.

"This once in a generation deal will transform our nation's infrastructure and L.A. for the better,'' Garcetti said.

Here's how California benefits

Gov. Gavin Newsom praised the bill after it passed Congress on Nov. 6 as a "historic infrastructure package (that) stands to accelerate investments in our clean transportation infrastructure, help mitigate some of the worst impacts of climate change and accelerate new projects that will create thousands of jobs.''

The state is expected to receive:

-- $25.3 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs;
-- $4.2 billion for bridge replacement and repairs over five years;
-- $9.45 billion over five years to improve public transportation options across the state;
-- $384 million over five years to support the expansion of an electric vehicle charging network, with the opportunity to apply for the $2.5 billion in grant funding dedicated to electric vehicle charging;
-- at least $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state;
-- $84 million over five years to protect against wildfires;
-- $40 million to protect against cyberattacks;
-- $3.5 billion over five years to improve California's water infrastructure and ensure clean, safe drinking water; and
-- $1.5 billion for infrastructure development for airports over five years.

The bill includes legislation introduced by Sen. Alex Padilla, D-CA, to improve tribal health infrastructure, strengthen electrical grids, improve water resiliency, help ensure clean drinking water and electrify school bus fleets.

https://abc7.com/infrastructure-bill-california-roads-federal-dollars-biden/11240429/

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« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2021, 02:45:17 PM »
President Biden’s infrastructure bill: How will Michigan use the money?
Bill will send billions to state

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/politics/2021/11/17/president-bidens-infrastructure-bill-how-will-michigan-use-the-money/

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« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2021, 12:31:36 AM »
So once again the GOP makes it official thst they condone violence against Democrats.

House censures Paul Gosar for video depicting murder of AOC — and only two Republicans vote yes
https://www.rawstory.com/paul-gosar-censured/

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EXCLUSIVE Rating agencies say Biden's spending plans will not add to inflationary pressure
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/exclusive-rating-agencies-say-bidens-spending-plans-will-not-add-inflationary-2021-11-17/

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« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2021, 07:54:50 AM »
So, it turns out that President Biden's record job creation is better than we thought, but it does come at a price. The BLS has severely undercounted Biden's job numbers which totals 626,000 jobs. That's almost 1 million jobs that were left off the books in June, July, August, and September. That led to negative news cycles against the President for no reason at all. The right wing media hammered away at Biden and accused him of being incompetent and trashed him all over social media. The main stream media also took part in continuous negative news cycles attacking the President for a lack of job creation. Even though the job numbers in those 4 months were significantly lower than expected, it was still more jobs created than Trump who was losing 1 million jobs per month. But as it turns out, the job numbers were not significantly lower at all as the BLS had to readjust the job numbers for June-September. The job numbers were actually higher than expected with an additional 626,000 jobs created for those 3 months. But people wouldn't know it, as the President was trashed by the media and these re-adjustment totals barely has received any press at all. So much for a "liberal media bias" that right wingers want to claim.   

As a result, President Biden was unfairly attacked in the media for a lack of job creation which is clearly not the case. People listened to this negative press and it could have caused voters to form a negative opinion of the President when this never should have happened in the first place. One has to wonder if someone is purposely trying to sabotage President Biden, perhaps a Trump holdover because never in our history of the BLS reporting job numbers have they ever missed close to 1 million jobs off 4 job reports for 4 consecutive months. Something has to give and it smells rotten in Denmark.

Biden Dogged By Unprecedented Revisions That Have Undercounted Almost a Million New Jobs in 2021

The Department of Labor has undercounted new jobs at record rates under President Joe Biden, leading to several negative news cycles that turned out to be wrong.

Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its Employment Situation Report, which generates the headlines based on the number of jobs created the prior month.

But each report also includes revisions to prior months’ totals that don’t get nearly as much attention, if any. As The Washington Post’s Andrew Van Dam pointed out Wednesday, BLS has undercounted the most recent four months by a whopping — and unprecedented — total: 626,000 jobs.

But a review of BLS revisions for the entire year shows eight months in which jobs were undercounted by a whopping 1,022,000 jobs, and one month in which the total was revised downward by 131,000 — a net of 891,000 jobs undercounted.

https://www.mediaite.com/news/biden-dogged-by-unprecedented-revisions-that-have-undercounted-almost-a-million-new-jobs-in-2021/