Europe runs out of Chinese underwear: EU limits on imports from China have left truckloads of bras, sweatshirts and trousers stuck in British ports and warehouses. The quota measures were enforced by the World Trade Organisation to stop cheap Chinese textiles flooding into the EU after trade barriers were lifted in January.Under the quota rules, only 70 million items of underwear are allowed into Europe between June and December.
Florida Gops want Scarborough to run for Senate: A couple of Republican movers/shakers are trying to convince talk show host Joe Scarborough to run for the US Senate against Katherine Harris. Scarborough declined to comment late Tuesday. Scarborough served in the House of Representatives before hosting “Scarborough Country” on bottom-rated MSNBC.
Investigation into missing Roberts’ file begins : Documents on affirmative action written by Supreme Court nominee John Roberts have gone missing from the Reagan Library, and the National Archives has started a formal investigation. Senate Democrats note that records show the files were reviewed by Bush goons before they disappeared.
“There is no bottom to the degree to which he’s willing to degrade himself, and the country for that matter. Having dinner with those people was disgusting… I voted to remove him from office twice… I don’t think he should be president of the United states. I don’t think he should be the nominee of our party in 2024. And I certainly don’t want him hanging over our party like a gargoyle.”
— Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), quoted by NBC News, on Donald Trump having dinner with Holocaust deniers.
“The House Republican Conference will have the barest majority, rendered ungovernable by the lunatic likes of Matt Gaetz and Majorie Taylor Green. The self-sabotage of an ungovernable Republican majority will all but guarantee that Democrats take back the House in 2024.”
“The economy grew at an annual 2.9% pace in the third quarter, updated figures show, and the U.S. is on track to expand again in the waning months of 2022 despite growing worries of recession,” Marketwatch reports.
“The Senate on Tuesday passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which would enshrine marriage equality into federal law, granting protections to same-sex and interracial couples,” the Washington Post reports. “The bill passed in a 61-36 vote. The bill includes a bipartisan amendment that clarifies protections for religious liberties, and will now return to the House for another vote before it can go to President Biden to sign into law.”
“Georgia voters set a single-day early turnout record Monday as 301,500 people stormed to the polls on the first day they were open in most counties ahead of the U.S. Senate runoff,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
Washington Post: “While older Americans have consistently been the worst hit during the crisis, as evident in the scores of early nursing home deaths, that trend has become more pronounced. Today, nearly 9 in 10 covid deaths are in people 65 or older — the highest rate ever.”
“Last Friday went down in history as likely the third-best day for gun sales ever, with the FBI recording 192,749 background checks,” the Washington Examiner reports. “Traditionally, Black Fridays are the best gun sales days of the year, and last Friday was bested by only two other recent Black Fridays, in 2017 and 2019.”