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7:02 AM · Feb 10, 2020·Sprout Social
 
 
1. Parasite makes history with Best Picture win at Oscars

Parasite won Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday, becoming the first foreign-language movie ever to win the top Oscar. The South Korean thriller upset World War I film 1917, which entered the ceremony as a heavy favorite. Parasite's Bong Joon-ho won Best Director. The film also took Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film. In the acting categories, Brad Pitt won Best Supporting Actor for Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood, Laura Dern won Best Supporting Actress for Marriage Story, Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor for Joker, and Renée Zellweger won Best Actress for Judy. Jojo Rabbit won Best Adapted Screenplay, and Disney's Toy Story 4 took Best Animated Feature Film. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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2. Iowa Democratic Party says Buttigieg won most delegates

Pete Buttigieg held onto a narrow lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the crucial delegate equivalent count in Iowa's caucuses, the state's Democratic Party announced Sunday. After the party reviewed 95 precincts where campaigns complained of inaccuracies, the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor was shown to have won 14 delegates, while Sanders got 12. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) came in third with eight, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden with six and Sen. Amy Klobuchar with one. Without a recount Buttigieg would be the official winner of the first contest in the Democrats' 2020 presidential primary season, but Sanders' campaign manager said to "expect us to be asking the Iowa Democratic party for a recanvass of the discrepancies that we have identified." [CNN]

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3. Report: Trump budget proposes tax-cut extension

The White House on Monday plans to release President Trump's election-year budget, which reportedly will include an extension of the tax cuts Republicans passed in 2017. The spending plan estimates that the U.S. economy will grow by 3 percent annually, on average, over the next 15 years, fueled by further tax cuts and low interest rates, a senior administration official said Sunday. Currently, cuts to individual tax rates are scheduled to expire in 2025. Extending them to 2035, as Trump's budget reportedly requests, would cost $1.4 trillion by some estimates. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projects lower economic growth under current tax laws. [CNBC]

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4. Buddhist monks lead vigil for victims of Thailand mass shooting

More than 1,000 people on Sunday attended a vigil led by Buddhist monks in Thailand to mourn the 26 people killed Saturday in the country's worst mass shooting by a single gunman. Another 58 people were wounded. Authorities identified the suspected attacker as Sgt. Maj. Jakrapanth Thomma, whom they said was angry over a financial dispute with his commanding officer. The suspect reportedly holed up in a mall and was killed by police and military personnel after most mall employees and shoppers were evacuated. "This incident was unprecedented in Thailand," Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said. [The Associated Press]

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5. New York mayor calls shooting of two officers attempted assassination

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday called the shooting of two police officers in separate weekend ambushes "an attempt to assassinate" them. "We need to use the word," he said. "It was a premeditated effort to kill." Both of the victims survived. Lt. Jose Gautreaux was in stable condition after being shot early Sunday at a Bronx precinct headquarters. Part of that attack, excluding the actual shooting, was caught on video. The other officer, Paul Stroffolino, was shot Saturday and released from a hospital Sunday as fellow officers saluted and cheered. The suspect, Robert Williams, was taken into custody at the scene of the second attack and charged with attempted murder in both cases. [USA Today, New York Post]

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6. Coronavirus death toll rises above 900 in biggest daily jump yet

China's toll from the coronavirus outbreak centered in the city of Wuhan continued to rise on Sunday. The country's National Health Commission reported that more than 90 people died Sunday, the largest one-day toll to date in the two-month epidemic. That pushed the global total to more than 900, with the vast majority of infections still in Wuhan and the rest of Hubei province. Chinese officials credited strict quarantine measures with a reduction in the number of new cases outside the region where the outbreak is centered. Authorities are rushing to build health facilities to treat infected people, including many locked down at home. [The Washington Post]

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7. Buttigieg, Sanders trade barbs ahead of New Hampshire primary

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who leads New Hampshire polls ahead of the state's Tuesday presidential primary, clashed over the weekend with former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg, who narrowly led in the Iowa caucuses. Sanders criticized Buttigieg for accepting donations from the extremely wealthy, saying someone who has "raised campaign contributions from over 40 billionaires" can't stand up to the "corporate elite." Buttigieg shot back: "Well, Bernie's pretty rich and I'd happily accept a contribution from him." Other candidates also tried to chip away at Buttigieg's momentum. Struggling national frontrunner Joe Biden said Buttigieg had failed to "unify the black community." Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who has called for Democrats to unify against President Trump, also suggested Buttigieg was beholden to billionaires. [The New York Times, The Associated Press]

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8. Trump budget seeks to boost military, cut domestic programs

The fiscal 2021 budget President Trump will unveil on Monday will propose boosting military spending while sharply cutting domestic agencies, foreign aid, and social safety-net programs, according to summary tables and unidentified administration officials. The $4.8 trillion proposal leaves Medicare and Social Security benefits largely untouched, but takes $700 billion out of Medicaid over 10 years, cuts food stamps, farm subsidies, and student loan programs, and shaves down Social Security disability benefits and Medicare provider payments — all moves with little chance of passing Congress. The budget forecasts a drop in the federal budget deficit from $1.08 trillion this year to $966 billion in fiscal 2021 and $261 billion in 2030, but the numbers hinge on unlikely domestic cuts and rosy economic forecasts. [The Associated Press]

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9. Hurricane-force winds slam U.K., disrupting travel

Storm Ciara slammed Britain and northern Europe with torrential rains and hurricane-force winds of up to 86 miles per hour, with even higher gusts. The violent weather forced the cancellation of soccer games and other events as authorities urged people to stay indoors. Flights and trains were suspended. Ports were forced to close due to high seas. A British Airways plane propelled by high winds made the 3,500-mile transatlantic trip from New York to London in 4 hours and 56 minutes, arriving 102 minutes early and beating the previous subsonic New York-to-London record of 5 hours and 13 minutes. [CBS News]

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10. Birds of Prey leads weekend box office

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) fell short of expectations but still debuted at the top of the weekend domestic box office, bringing in $33.3 million. Margot Robbie stars in the DC Comics film about Harley Quinn, a girlfriend of Batman villain the Joker. Birds of Prey, which cost $84.5 million to make, made another $48 million in ticket sales overseas, the studio, Warner Bros., said. The film knocked Sony's Bad Boys for Life out of the top spot it had held for three weeks and into second place, at $12 million in North America. Universal's World War I film 1917 came in third with $9 million, followed by Dolittle with $6.7 million and Jumanji: The Next Level with $5.5 million on its ninth weekend. [The New York Times]

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13 hours ago, Vautrin said:

Well, as long as she looked like a president. What more is necessary?

Sen. Klobuchar also has experience in the US Senate, has won statewide races in a battleground state and has a platform that will appeal to many.  At 59, she is also relatively young.  She has my vote.

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Democratic strategist James Carville: "The only thing between the United States and the abyss is the Democratic Party."
 
1:14 PM · Feb 10, 2020·SocialFlow
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Pentagon says funding for Stars and Stripes will be cut because it decided that "coming into the modern age, that newspapers (are) probably not the best way that we communicate any longer." In many cases, Stars and Stripes is the only publication available to troops at bases.
 
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I’ve been a broken record on this: There’s no evidence this kind of regionalism really matters anymore! Biden isn’t doing any better in PA than his national polling would indicate, and Klobuchar is on pace to do better in New Hampshire than Iowa.
 
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8 hours ago, TheCid said:

Sen. Klobuchar also has experience in the US Senate, has won statewide races in a battleground state and has a platform that will appeal to many.  At 59, she is also relatively young.  She has my vote.

She'd better do better than she did in Iowa as time is starting to run out. If she doesn't get the nomination, she might

be considered for the VP slot.

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38 minutes ago, Vautrin said:

She'd better do better than she did in Iowa as time is starting to run out. If she doesn't get the nomination, she might

be considered for the VP slot.

She's not very well known and now she's got some controversy about a black teenager who people are saying she wrongly convicted of murder.

Somebody will have to get to the bottom of that before she gets any votes from the black base of the Democratic Party.

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1 hour ago, Princess of Tap said:

She's not very well known and now she's got some controversy about a black teenager who people are saying she wrongly convicted of murder.

Somebody will have to get to the bottom of that before she gets any votes from the black base of the Democratic Party.

I haven't heard about the black teenager yet. See how she does tomorrow in NH. Another mediocre finish

won't help. At least the primaries are moving along fairly quickly. The older I get the more I enjoy the

horse race, candidates insulting each other aspects of the race. Here we are now, entertain us. 

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Trump suggests he'd like to model American criminal law on drug dealing on authoritarian systems like China, where dealers are executed: "Countries with a powerful death penalty, with a fair but quick trial, they have very little if any drug problem. That includes China."
 
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14 minutes ago, Vautrin said:

I haven't heard about the black teenager yet. See how she does tomorrow in NH. Another mediocre finish

won't help. At least the primaries are moving along fairly quickly. The older I get the more I enjoy the

horse race, candidates insulting each other aspects of the race. Here we are now, entertain us. 

 I have a funny feeling that none of this is really going to be decided until the convention.

It would be fun to see a good old-fashioned convention for a change.

The Democrats were always so much more interesting than the Republicans at convention time.

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Sen. Manchin on Pres. Trump's name-calling following Manchin's impeachment votes: "Do you think names bother me? Do I look like I'm small and fragile? ... It makes him look like an immature adult."
 
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Before a luncheon with nation's governors @realDonaldTrump says Europe is treating us badly and the coronavirus...should "go away" in April when the weather gets hotter.
 
 
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Trump says Xi told him "the heat generally kills this kind of virus."
Since their call, Trump has touted this theory, saying the crisis might wrap up by April.
 
One expert told CNN Trump's assumptions were "reckless," another said "we don't have knowledge" that his theory is true.
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Oh yeah & we'll  prevent wildfires by sweeping.............. :blink:
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