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    UK five-year inflation graph:
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    Kamala's aide tries to CUT bad-tempered interview with Charlamagne Tha God by FAKING technical problems when host asks who real president is before VP snaps and declares 'it's Joe Biden and I'm Vice President and my name is Kamala Harris'

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    Vice President Kamala Harris's outgoing aide Symone Sanders (left) on Friday tried to cut off an interview with radio host Charlamagne Tha God in a heated exchange, after he questioned who really held the power in Washington D.C. Harris, 57, was asked by Charlamagne - real name Lenard Larry McKelvey - on his Comedy Central show why she and President Joe Biden were unable to press their flagship $1.75 trillion Build Back Better legislation. His question so angered Harris that her aide, Sanders, could be heard off-camera on the other end of the remote interview, shouting: 'I'm so sorry Charlamagne, it's Symone, we have to wrap.' 'She can hear me,' Charlamagne chuckles. 'They're acting like they can't hear me, yo,' Charlamagne says, turning to a producer off-camera, implying that Harris' team is faking technical issues.

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    Biden to announce new COVID measures as cases of Omicron DOUBLE in 24 hours

    President Joe Biden will deliver a speech on Tuesday to announce new Covid measures to fight the rapidly-spreading Omicron variant as cases double in the past 24 hours and health advisers suggest the president should publicly admit that Americans must learn to live with virus.

    Press secretary Jen Psaki tweeted that the president's upcoming plan would build off his 'Winter Plan,' which addresses booster shots, lockdowns and mask mandates. 'POTUS will announce new steps the Administration is taking to help communities in need of assistance, while also issuing a stark warning of what the winter will look like for Americans that choose to remain unvaccinated,' Psaki wrote on Saturday.

    'We are prepared for the rising case levels, and [Biden] will detail how we will respond to this challenge. He will remind Americans that they can protect themselves from severe illness from COVID-19 by getting vaccinated and getting their booster shot when they are eligible.'

    Health officials also met with Biden on Thursday to discuss Omicron, with some asking the president to shift the White Houses' message of 'freedom from the virus' to publicly discus how Americans can 'live alongside' COVID-19, CNN reported.

    As of Saturday morning the number of confirmed Omicron cases in the US has nearly doubled in a period of 24 hours, with the variant confirmed in all but six states.

    The United Kingdom, which has been ravaged by the variant, saw more than 10,000 new cases on Saturday, confirming nearly 25,000 cases of Omicron, which has been detected in 89 countries so far.

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    The country dodged a bullet thanks to Joe Manchin...Radical spending bills such as that only serve to bring financial ruin to the country instead of helping because of all the baggage attached to it...

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    Furious Jen Psaki is blindsided by Joe Manchin's 'sudden and inexplicable' decision to kill Biden's $1.75 trillion Build Back Better spending bill: Democrat 'refused' to take call from the White House minutes before announcing position live on TV

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    The White House accused Joe Manchin on Sunday for breaking his word after the Democrat publicly said he is a 'no' on President Joe Biden's Build Back Better initiative following months of negotiations over the social spending legislation. 'Senator Manchin promised to continue conversations in the days ahead, and to work with us to reach that common ground,' White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement on his latest comments. 'If his comments on Fox and written statement indicate an end to that effort, they represent a sudden and inexplicable reversal in his position,' she added, 'and a breach of his commitments to the President and the Senator's colleagues in the House and Senate.'

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    Manchin confidant says Biden put his FAMILY at risk with 'personalized' attacks as it's revealed White House ignored his request to be left out of statement where it named him three times

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    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) asked to be left out of a White House statement last week on the stalled Build Back Better plan because his family had been the target of abuse. The White House kept him in anyway - three times - in just one of many clashes in recent days. Manchin blamed White House staff Monday for the failure of negotiations. He went on Fox News Sunday to announce he couldn't support President Biden's signature legislative push.

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    Dad tells Biden 'let's go Brandon' during NORAD Santa phone call... and Joe says 'I AGREE': President repeats taunt and awkwardly laughs with Jill at White House after visit to children's hospital

    A parent told President Joe Biden 'Let's Go Brandon!' during the NORAD Santa Tracker event with First Lady Jill Biden at the White House complex during his Christmas Eve events on Friday. The first couple hosted kids and their parents in the South Court Auditorium and talked to people virtually. A dad named Jared beaming in from Oregon said 'Merry Christmas' and 'Let's Go Brandon' - code on the right for 'f**k Joe Biden' - after his kids told the president what they wanted from Santa Claus. Reporters in the room said that Biden seemed unphased. 'Go Brandon, I agree,' the president said in response. Earlier, the president made a surprise visit to Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C. Friday, alongside First Lady Jill Biden - marking the first time a president has accompanied the first lady on the traditional holiday trip. First ladies have been reading stories to the hospital's patients at Christmastime since First Lady Bess Truman held the position. The first couple also stopped by a Christmas tree on 17th Street N.W. in D.C. in front of the restaurant Floriana, which was decorated with pictures of the Bidens, including a Jill Biden tree-topper.

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    If times are rough and miney is tight as claimed then perhaps they shouldn't be eating at Applebees and running up a 73 dollar bill...

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    Applebee's diner who left just a NINE per cent tip for their waitress because times 'are rough right now' sparks heated debate on social media

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    A customer at a Staten Island Applebee's tipped $6.55 on a $73.45 bill, adding a note that the waitress did a 'great' job but they're struggling financially. The receipt prompted a debate on tipping after it was posted to TikTok. Some claimed that those who can't afford to tip shouldn't go out, while others slammed the restaurant industry for not paying employees enough. The federal minimum wage for tipped employees in the U.S. is $2.13 an hour, and it is customary to tip between 18-20 per cent. Some commenters blasted the waitress, Dana, assuming she had posted the receipt to shame the customer. But Dana insisted that she was not the poster and that she would 'never shame anybody' for giving her a small tip.

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    Kamala Harris bizarrely says DEMOCRACY is the biggest threat to national security as she appears to misspeak during interview: VP also insists she stands by Biden's decision to withdraw from Afghanistan

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    She had been trying to echo Democrats' warning about threats to the 'integrity' of US democracy as her boss, President Joe Biden, tries to push his voting rights agenda through Congress and stand up against autocracies abroad. In the final portion of her wide-ranging interview released over a week, Harris also defended the Biden administration's chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan in August, instead blaming its predecessor for first setting the deadline to leave. Harris, who has said she was the 'last person in the room' when Biden made the critical decision, did not give a clear answer when asked if she feels any responsibility for the shambolic operation.

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    She's black?...

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    She is worse than Biden and obviously doesn't take her job seriously, she's a complete failure...Its no wonder over 20 Democrats are stepping down in the coming midterm elections, their political party is a joke with these far left clowns...

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    Maskless AOC raises a cocktail at dinner in Miami Beach after escaping New York where cases smashed the record for the third day in a row with 76,555 infections in 24 hours and residents wait in line for hours for tests

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    COVID cases have exploded again in New York, residents have been forced to line up for hours for tests and many are planning to spend New Year's Eve at home with restaurants closing and amid fears of the Omicron surge. Meanwhile, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has fled her virus-ravaged state for Miami Beach, Florida, where she was seen raising a class over dinner. The face of the progressives in her party appeared fine with having a maskless meal, despite staunchly supporting mask and vaccine mandates that the state is known to forego. The 'Squad' member shared a drink and a laugh with an unknown dining guest at Doraku Izakaya and Sushi, according to photos shared by the National Review.

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    "Do as I say, not as I do."
     
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    Looks like Blockbuster is returning in streaming media and film making...


    Blockbuster to Become a Netflix Headache Thanks to DAO

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    This week, news hit Twitter of plans to raise $5m to give Blockbuster a new lease of life.

    Successful fundraising of $5 million would allow BlockbusterDAO to buy Blockbuster Video from its current owners Dish Network. The mission, should investors wish to accept, is to turn it into “the first-ever DeFilm (decentralized) streaming platform and a mainstay of both the Web3 brands and products.” BlockbusterDAO also has aspirations of driving the platform to become “the powerhouse in the future of the film industry.”

    BlockbusterDAO plans to raise the $5m or more by way of BlockbusterDAO NFT mints priced at 0.13E each. The team also plans to raise awareness and use a PR campaign to build pressure on Dish Network to sell Blockbuster and then register all intellectual property in the name of the DAO.

    BlockbusterDAO’s vision is an incredible and enticing one. Imagine networks having a say on the final version of a script. Voters could also influence casting and more. Making all the decisions on blockchain also brings transparency and quite possibly a film industry revolution that would prize the power from the likes of Metro-Golden-Meyer and other Hollywood elites.




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    Governor DeSantis reappears in public for first time in two weeks after 'staying with his wife through her cancer treatment' - while liberals like AOC goaded him for going 'missing' during Florida's ongoing Omicron surge
    • Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, has been criticized by Democrats for 'going missing' while his state suffers from a COVID surge
    • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused him of going 'missing' during the Omicron surge and Joy Reid joined the clamor for news
    • 'Hasn't Gov. DeSantis been inexplicably missing for like 2 weeks? If he's around, I would be happy to say hello,' Ocasio Cortez tweeted on Thursday
    • Reid added: 'Seriously, where is Ron DeSantis? It's genuinely concerning and odd. Florida is clearly in crisis, which mainly at this point is a leadership crisis'
    • Jerry Demings, mayor of Orange County, said on Tuesday: 'All Florida residents should be outraged, and they should ask the question: Where's our governor?'
    • On Friday, a spokesman for DeSantis said the governor had been caring for his wife Casey, 41, who in October was announced to be battling breast cancer
    • DeSantis's spokesman said that DeSantis accompanied his wife to a cancer treatment session on December 19
    • On New Year's Eve, DeSantis was seen with a fan at the annual American college football bowl game, the Orange Bowl, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami
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