Daily Archives: January 6, 2021

Watch McConnell side against Trump in Senate speech

CNN
Jan 6, 2021

Speaking in the US Senate following an objection to the counting of Arizona’s electoral votes, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) warned about Congress overruling the voters saying it would “damage our Republic forever.”

Jon Ossoff defeats Sen. Perdue in Georgia Senate runoff, Fox News projects

Fox Business

Jan 6, 2021

Jon Ossoff is projected to win the Georgia Senate race beating incumbent Senator David Perdue. The win gives the Democrats control of the Senate.

Democrat Jon Ossoff Projected Winner In Georgia Runoff | NBC News

NBC News

Jan 6, 2021

NBC News projects that Democrat Jon Ossoff will win his runoff in the election against Sen. David Perdue. The result leads to the projection that Democrats will regain control of the U.S. Senate, with Vice President Kamala Harris being the tie-breaking vote.

Ossoff defeats Perdue in Senate runoff, Fox News projects

Fox News

Jan 6, 2021

Jon Ossoff unseats Senator David Perdue in Georgia Senate runoff. Ossoff will be the youngest senator in history.

Jon Ossoff Declares Victory in Georgia | NowThis


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‘Whether you were for me or against me, I’ll be for you in the U.S. Senate’ — Jon Ossoff declared victory in his Georgia Senate runoff election.

WATCH: Arizona senator defends authenticity of state’s election results


PBS NewsHour

Published on Jan 6, 2021

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Az., vouched for the authenticity of Arizona’s 2020 election results. She said a record 80 percent of registered voters turned out for the election, calling it a success. Arizona’s election produced bipartisan results, she said, which have been confirmed by various political stakeholders.

“Today’s challenge to Arizona’s election fails any factual analysis,” she said, adding that it seeks to rob more than 3 million Arizonans of a free and fair election.

She noted that all eight challenges contesting the state’s election results that were filed to federal and state courts were withdrawn or thrown out.

Sinema spoke during a joint session of Congress convened to count the Electoral College votes — a necessary and usually routine step in the presidential election process but one that some Republicans are challenging this year by objecting to results in specific states.

President-elect Joe Biden won the election with 306 Electoral College votes after states certified their results, but President Donald Trump and many of his supporters have refused to accept his loss, making false claims of widespread voter fraud without evidence. Now, Trump’s staunchest allies in Congress are making a last attempt to dispute the result, forcing hours of debate in both chambers. But a bipartisan majority of lawmakers have said they are prepared to accept Biden’s win.

5G Is Actually A Military Technology That Affects Your Brain


The Real Truth About Health

Published on Jan 6, 2021

5G Is Actually A Military Technology That Affects Your Brain with Daniel Debaun, Brian Clement Ph.D., Gabriel Cousens, M.D., Theodora Scarato,

The Future of American History Education: What Now?


Commonwealth Club of California

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As the Trump presidency comes to an end, many questions have been raised about its impact and legacy on a range of policy issues and priorities for the country. The future of American history education, particularly for K–12 students, is one area where the impact could be felt for years.

Responding to recent controversies such as The New York Times’s “1619 Project” and widespread calls to remove Confederate monuments, President Trump issued an executive order establishing a new “1776 Commission” to promote “patriotic education” in schools. Whether or not the Biden administration continues the commission, the focus on what should be taught about America’s founding and heritage, how constitutional issues and historical topics such as slavery should be conveyed to students, and how to teach the full and complex story of our constitutional democracy will remain a significant educational debate for years to come.

This program will look at the state of this debate from a range of perspectives and discuss the future of American history education. The program will be held on January 6, the historic constitutional day when the U.S. Congress officially counts the electoral votes from the presidential election.

About the Panelists

Jane Kanemsky is Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History at Harvard University and the Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her most recent book, A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley (2016), won four prizes, including the New-York Historical Society’s Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize, and was a finalist for several others. Working with colleagues across the United States, she serves as one of the principal investors in the NEH/ Department of Education-funded project “Educating for American Democracy: A Roadmap for Excellence in History and Civics Education for All Learners.”

Ian Rowe is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on education and upward mobility, family formation and adoption. Mr. Rowe is also the cofounder of Vertex Partnership Academies, a new network of character-based International Baccalaureate high schools opening in the Bronx in 2022; the chairman of the board of Spence-Chapin, a nonprofit adoption services organization; and the cofounder of the National Summer School Initiative. He concurrently serves as a senior visiting fellow at the Woodson Center and a writer for the 1776 Unites Campaign. Until July 1, 2020, Rowe was CEO of Public Prep, a nonprofit network of public charter schools based in the South Bronx and Lower East Side of Manhattan. Before joining Public Prep, he was deputy director of postsecondary success at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, senior vice president of strategic partnerships and public affairs at MTV, director of strategy and performance measurement at the USA Freedom Corps office in the White House, and cofounder and president of Third Millennium Media. Mr. Rowe also joined Teach for America in its early days.

Michelle Herczog, Ed.D. is History-Social Science Coordinator III for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, responsible for providing professional development, resources and support for K–12 social studies educators throughout the 80 school districts of Los Angeles County. She currently serves on the Power of Democracy Steering Committee and completed service on the California Task Force on K–12 Civic Learning. Dr. Herczog has also served as vice-chair of the California Instructional Quality Commission for the California State Board of Education, president of the National Council for the Social Studies, and president of California Council for the Social Studies. As a member of the Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction (SSACI) Committee of the Council of Chief State School Officers, she helped develop the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards published by the National Council for the Social Studies.

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“Unethical and Anti-Democratic”: GOP Lawmakers & Trump Continue Push to Overturn Election Results


Democracy Now!

Published on Jan 5, 2021

At a campaign rally for the two critical Senate runoff races in Georgia, President Trump used much of the time to focus on himself and again dispute the outcome of November’s presidential election. In a rambling speech, Trump cited the same conspiracy theories he used to pressure Georgia’s secretary of state in a recorded telephone call to “find” him enough votes to overturn the state’s certified election results. Democrats say Trump could be prosecuted for illegally trying to pressure Georgia officials to commit voter fraud, while some Republicans are defending the call. “It is most unfortunate that there are members of Congress in both the House and Senate that are planning to … do grandstanding, frankly, to continue this kind of false and baseless claim that there was something wrong with the 2020 election,” says Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She says that for lawmakers to “perpetuate this mythology about irregularities in our election is incredibly un-American.”

“Find 11,780 Votes”: Trump Pushes Georgia to Overturn Election in Move to Disenfranchise Mil lions


Democracy Now!

Published on Jan 4, 2021

In an hour-long phone call, President Trump pressured Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in the state’s 2020 election. He made the call nearly two weeks before he is due to leave office and just two days before the runoff elections in Georgia that will determine control of the Senate. The Washington Post obtained a recording of the phone call of Trump both berating and begging Raffensperger, and even threatening him with criminal charges if he refused to investigate false claims of voter fraud and change the certified election results. “It’s astounding,” says Nsé Ufot, CEO of New Georgia Project and New Georgia Project Action Fund, organizations that played a key role in mobilizing voters for the 2020 election, and again for Tuesday’s runoff elections. “This has to be criminal.”