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Jennifer Bendery
17 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 3:16pm
@CNN, just send me a statement. It's so easy. Otherwise I'm gonna have to keep tweeting this every day forever.

Jennifer Bendery
17 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 3:15pm
Good afternoon! 😃 Nearly 2 weeks later, CNN still silent on whether Rick Santorum will keep his job there after saying there was “nothing” in America before white colonizers came -- and that Native Americans haven’t done much for American culture anyway. https://t.co/tlnMhxZOEF

Jennifer Bendery
17 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 2:59pm
FB statement: This was a "widespread, global technical issue" and not related to any particular cause. "We're truly sorry for any inconvenience or frustration this issue has caused, esp for our community using their platform for activism to bring awareness to global issues."

Jennifer Bendery
18 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 2:31pm
RT @jamieson: I spoke with some Washingtonian staffers about their boss's op-ed. They were stunned and embarrassed by it, took it as a threat to their livelihoods, and didn't even know her stance on the office return until they read it in the city's paper of record https://t.co/ih7kb2wBys

Jennifer Bendery
18 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 2:15pm
In related news: I sat down (virtually) with Interior Sec Deb Haaland this week to talk about what's going on with all these women and girls just disappearing or being murdered. She said she's "absolutely" focusing the Interior Dept on this. At last. https://t.co/NnngcKMkLW

Jennifer Bendery
18 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 2:06pm
I'm hearing from some folks who are furious about this, saying it's triggering and re-traumatizing for families who have lost loved ones. I hit up Facebook (which owns Insta) for details on why this happened and if they're gonna restore people's tributes and pictures. Very odd.

Jennifer Bendery
18 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 2:01pm
ok https://t.co/X58ZF9ilNS

Jennifer Bendery
18 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 1:57pm
So Instagram just deleted 100s of people's posts and tributes about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls -- a day after national awareness day for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. They erased posts about women being erased. https://t.co/nsBFoor8BN

Jennifer Bendery
19 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 1:00pm
RT @SarahLongwell25: What great about this video is how clearly Ted Cruz wants to get away from this voter who believes all the lies Ted Cruz has been telling her and she doesn’t understand why he’s not doing more about it! https://t.co/K9kB4ssB7T

Jennifer Bendery
21 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 11:00am
😂 https://t.co/0ied8lRWJ7

Jennifer Bendery
23 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 9:33am
RT @KevinMKruse: This passage from Leon Whipple, nearly a century old, takes on new meaning in the aftermath of January 6th. https://t.co/X51cxHZJ49


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Jennifer Bendery
23 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 9:31am
RT @chrisgeidner: Wtf is the first Playbook item today?! “... not a great way to start out with the broader conservative movement.” We’re talking about people backing an insurrection and a dangerous lie that questions democracy itself. We’re talking about Dpbbs, Coulter, and Ellis! W. T. F. https://t.co/r9XaNgtiD1


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Jennifer Bendery
23 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 9:30am
RT @svdate: If this is correct, Liz Cheney is already an American hero. More broadly, people are not fully appreciative of the professionalism of our military. Trump would have tried an actual coup in a heartbeat, if he thought the military was with him. https://t.co/ZIooQQlaua https://t.co/cckYnCFaEw


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Jennifer Bendery
23 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 9:29am
RT @nlanard: Washingtonian's CEO harps on workplace culture and threatens employees who don't want to go back to the office. In 2017, she paid me and other interns minimum wage, offered no healthcare for full-time work, and gave zero paid time off. https://t.co/oI9GQk4AsP

Jennifer Bendery
23 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 9:28am
RT @notstevenwhite: Republican politicians started strategically calling all accurate historical information about racial inequality "critical race theory" and a lot of media outlets are just uncritically running with the phrase now https://t.co/lsLs8AObf0


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Jennifer Bendery
23 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 9:28am
RT @abeaujon: As members of the Washingtonian editorial staff, we want our CEO to understand the risks of not valuing our labor. We are dismayed by Cathy Merrill’s public threat to our livelihoods. We will not be publishing today.

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 8:23pm
"Slowly, sometimes too slowly, Native peoples are being rewritten back into U.S. history, even as those like Santorum attempt to eliminate the very existence of Native peoples from America’s story." --Judith Le Blanc, director of Native Organizers Alliance.

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 8:20pm
"It’s strange being invisible.... Rick Santorum reminds you that your homeland, your ancestors who ... governed our communities, formed economies with neighbors ... and taught their children to respect everything around them are seen as a 'blank slate.'" https://t.co/n8C7UU2EDv

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 8:06pm
(He knows Liz Cheney is right.)

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 8:05pm
Fox News host: Trump says the Big Lie is that the 2020 election was stolen. Liz Cheney says the Big Lie is saying the election was stolen. Who is right? GOP Rep. Kevin Brady: "I’ll leave that dispute to them." Both laugh. 🇺🇸 https://t.co/GJYZek3s3p

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 7:54pm
RT @justinbaragona: You guys literally hired two of Trump's press secretaries and handed an afternoon show over to the last one. https://t.co/wvX450xmiU


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Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 3:29pm
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ https://t.co/m3K9upe7LI


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Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 3:29pm
I'm now hearing from tribal leaders on this mess, too. Santorum's comments are "not only woefully ignorant but also flat-out racist,” said Seneca Nation Prez Matthew Pagels. "It is long past time for CNN to break its silence & cut ties with Mr. Santorum." https://t.co/2vxnSnUCha

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 3:26pm
"After these remarks, CNN, a major media outlet which utilizes Mr. Santorum as a contributor made no comment, and its silence is deafening. By failing to denounce these comments, CNN intrinsically ties itself to a blatantly racist commentator." 😬

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 3:25pm
Lengthy, fiery joint statement from NAACP, NCAI, National Urban League, Advancement Project National Office, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Demos, Faith in Action, Race Forward and UnidosUS. Full statement in here: https://t.co/2vxnSnUCha

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 3:23pm
It's bad enough that Rick Santorum is "using classic white supremacist rhetoric” to insult and erase Native Americans, say the NAACP, NCAI, UnidosUS and others. “But even worse are the great lengths to which CNN ... has gone to cover for this kind of blatant racist propaganda."

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 3:21pm
@banditelli what does FEC jail look like tho

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 3:21pm
RT @banditelli: Big W to @jbendery as well! No jails but FEC jails https://t.co/5XempWP2BY

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 3:20pm
NEW: National racial justice and civil rights groups join forces to rip CNN for giving cover to Rick Santorum's racist remarks about Native Americans https://t.co/2vxnSnUCha

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 2:43pm
Instagram is erasing stories about Native American women going missing and Native Americans being erased? https://t.co/NWEnmYcSp2

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 11:16am
Several Indigenous-led groups are demanding that CNN drop Santorum for this: "We birthed a nation from nothing. I mean there was nothing here. I mean yes we have Native Americans, but candidly there isn’t much Native American culture in American culture." https://t.co/tlnMhxZOEF

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 11:05am
"It is long past time for CNN to break its silence and cut ties with Mr. Santorum, who should deliver a full and public apology to all Indigenous people," says Pagels.

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 11:03am
Now hearing from tribal leaders re: Rick Santorum's offensive comments on Native American culture/people + CNN's decision to stay quiet & keep him on staff. Seneca Nation President Matthew Pagels says Santorum's remarks are "not only woefully ignorant but also flat-out racist."

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 10:49am
@srl congrats!

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 10:06am
Bunch of enviro groups sued the Trump admin in January over this rule. At least one of them, the Center for Biological Diversity, is happy about today's news but also wants Haaland et al to nix this rule ASAP vs going through admin proceedings on it. https://t.co/Q25uffxhwy


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Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 9:57am
This law "is a bedrock environmental law that is critical to protecting migratory birds and restoring declining bird populations,” says Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. "Today’s actions will serve to better align Interior with its mission...."

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 9:55am
A win for people who care about birds (how can you not?): The Interior Dept just announced a proposal to revoke a Trump-era rule that drastically weakened The Migratory Bird Treaty Act and would've led to more injuries and deaths among migratory birds.

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 9:38am
I love this thread https://t.co/pyJxJ898fB

Jennifer Bendery
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 8:59am
@ilyseh @LEBassett Aw. You're saving lives! 🙏🏼🦅

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Thursday May 6 - 7:38am
@BetsyHodges Hi Betsy. 👋🏼🦉

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 10:15pm
@katz_mum My dad would love that

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 10:13pm
@Hennysmom07 Wow!

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 10:09pm
@rickadams1971 @janekleeb whoa!

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 10:06pm
@OKnox Olivier.

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 8:55pm
@LEBassett It lives on in my head.

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 8:40pm
@share24 ...

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 8:38pm
@share24 Steve.

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 8:31pm
Just glanced at my dad's Facebook page and I see he's back to posting nonstop photos and videos of owls, adding his own caption to each, and then "liking" them. Nobody else is "liking" them but he does not care. He just loves owls so much. 🦉 (I love my dad.) https://t.co/MCl2pBbP9D


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Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 4:44pm
“A large number of family members right now have no clue where their loved ones have gone," Haaland said. The Interior Dept's MMIW unit will focus on solving unsolved cases so "family members don’t have to wonder anymore. They need some closure. ... Yes, they need some closure.”

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 4:40pm
One Indigenous-led research group, the Sovereign Bodies Institute, documented 2,306 missing Native women + girls in the U.S. as of 2020. The vast majority of those cases remain unsolved.

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 4:39pm
Some awful stats: *At least 506 Native women/girls have gone missing or were murdered in 71 U.S. cities, per one report. Many cases unsolved. *84% of Native women face violence in their lifetime *In some tribal communities, Native women are murdered at 10x the natl average.

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 4:30pm
Part of Haaland's work is getting govt officials, law enforcement -- just people, really -- to care about and do something about the horrific level of violence facing Native women. She shared a sad anecdote that illustrates how little urgency there's been on this. https://t.co/eWOc0gJ6LD


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Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 4:15pm
More from my (virtual) sit-down with @SecDebHaaland. She says she is "absolutely" focusing the Interior Department on tackling the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women. At last. #MMIW https://t.co/hj93u5vN15

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 2:58pm
RT @theferocity: The very people who love to shout “but what about the children?” are effectively endangering children’s lives in order to “own the libs.” For ⁦@GQMagazine⁩, I interviewed ⁦@chasestrangio⁩ to get a better sense of what the hell is going on. https://t.co/17FY8h9xeV

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 2:16pm
best hire for CNN ever 🥳 https://t.co/JYvIeMX3Bt

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 2:15pm
@aedwardslevy yesssss!!!!! congrats! 👏🥳

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 12:45pm
RT @HuffPost: To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, HuffPost presents Asian Americans Out Loud, a series that showcases AAPI people and organizations that are unapologetically breaking new ground and blazing trails. #APAHM https://t.co/s0l1X0UAS9

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 11:11am
@AdamWeinstein Just saw that. Nvm!

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 11:11am
Ah, it appears Trump never wears a wedding ring. Nvm! All the other things off about this photo stand.

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 11:07am
A lot to say about this chummy photo (Trump repeatedly called Cruz "Lyin Ted," called his wife ugly + said his dad helped plot JFK's assassination), but also I can't help but notice Trump is not wearing his wedding ring. Hmm. https://t.co/2mWJx0BsPq

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 10:31am
RT @danpfeiffer: Trump may still be banned from Facebook, but Trumpism dominates the platform i https://t.co/Ay7lyksywY

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 10:04am
6th-grader tells Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade that Biden is doing a better job than Trump https://t.co/xXTLP4CA9h

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 10:02am
The U.S. Senate, where Santorum served from 1995-2007, even paid tribute to the Iroquois for shaping the U.S. Constitution. Here's part of the Senate's 1988 resolution: https://t.co/XbSHBwbyvx


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Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 9:56am
One thing Haaland mentioned that I'm guessing Rick Santorum did not know about the history of America: The foundation of the United States and its system of representative democracy stems from a political system developed by the Iroquois Confederacy of Nations, founded in 1142.

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 9:51am
RT @mattmittenthal: "I mean, I could probably suggest a few pieces of reading for the senator that would, you know, help him to branch out on his knowledge of American history,” @SecDebHaaland said of Santorum. “Hopefully, he’ll take a second look.” - @jbendery https://t.co/NY7gzI07pl

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 9:32am
Santorum was back on CNN on Monday night on Chris Cuomo’s show. Asked about his comments about Native American people and culture, he did not apologize. He said his comments were “out of context.”* *The context was that he said them.

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 9:28am
Indigenous-led groups and their allies are furious and demanding that CNN fire Santorum over his remarks. For the third time, CNN has not responded to a request for comment on whether he'll keep his job there.

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 9:26am
"Of course it's unfortunate," said Haaland, the country's first-ever Indigenous cabinet secretary. “It’s unfortunate ... that perhaps we haven’t done a good job of educating Americans about Indian history, because Native American history truly is American history."

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 9:21am
I sat down (virtually) with Haaland to talk about a few things, including this from CNN's Santorum: “We birthed a nation from nothing. I mean there was nothing here. I mean yes we have Native Americans, but candidly, there isn’t much Native American culture in American culture.”

Jennifer Bendery
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 9:16am
NEW: Interior Secretary Deb Haaland weighs in on CNN commentator Rick Santorum's "unfortunate" claims that “nothing” was in America before white colonizers arrived and that Native Americans haven’t done much for American culture anyway. https://t.co/73X8NEU0Ns

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 4:37pm
"I call on all Americans and ask all levels of government to support Tribal governments and Tribal communities' efforts to increase awareness of the issue of missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives through appropriate programs and activities," it reads.

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 4:37pm
President Biden just formally issued a proclamation declaring May 5, 2021 as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day.

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 2:43pm
Guys. This is a joke. (But if it happens someone owes me a beer.)

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 2:38pm
@timwegener As GOP (Good Ol Patriots?)

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 2:36pm
Prediction: Romney/Cheney 2024 https://t.co/WtZYvil0Jb

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 12:32pm
RT @LEBassett: 2021 so far is on track to be the worst year for abortion rights in over a decade—even worse than 2011, the so-called “War on Women” year. But no one’s talking about it this time around, which is exactly what Republicans want. My latest for @msnbc: https://t.co/uq4TwN5FO0

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 12:15pm
RT @KFILE: This is Marjorie Greene calling a Democratic congressman who is an Iraq veteran who enlisted to serve in the Marine infantry after graduating from Harvard a coward. https://t.co/LFTdIiGGhx

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 12:14pm
RT @darth: what is that message kevin https://t.co/UNA33oM3Jx

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 12:12pm
RT @aterkel: It's amazing. He's claiming the Washington Post is trying to cancel him as it's literally hosting him and giving him a platform to promote his ideas. https://t.co/V4eDmktBv2

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 11:37am
RT @jayrosen_nyu: Brief report on Washington Post's book event with Josh Hawley. It was 30 minutes. About half on 2020 election, half on big tech and Hawley's book. Reading prepared questions, Post reporter @Cat_Zakrzewski did challenge him on his part in the insurrection and did follow up... 1/

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 11:32am
RT @Ruth_HHopkins: When you’re a Native woman, the epidemic of missing & murdered Indigenous women has invisible tendrils in every part of your life. Whenever we go somewhere, my daughter is worried that I’m going to be stolen. It’s one of her worst fears. I’m careful, but we know many #MMIW.

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 11:26am
RT @DjQuintero1: Three young #Navajo women, Tammy Begay, 23, Ariel Tah, 16, and Fran Tah, 34, all murdered within one week. This cannot be acceptable. #RestInPeace #MMIW #MMIWG https://t.co/3SCdSfRkUD


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Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 10:21am
For some context on the clout of Fawn Sharp's words: The National Congress of American Indians is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian + Alaska Native organization serving tribal govts and communities all over the country. This ain't no local nonprofit.

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 10:20am
NCAI president Fawn Sharp's statement begins... “Before I correct the record, let me address Rick Santorum directly without mincing words: Rick Santorum is an unhinged and embarrassing racist who disgraces CNN and any other media company that provides him a platform."

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 10:15am
Several Indigenous-led groups are demanding that CNN fire Rick Santorum. If you haven't seen the prez of the National Congress of American Indians's official response to this, it's worth a read. Hoo boy. 🔥 https://t.co/tlnMhxZOEF

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 10:12am
"We birthed a nation from nothing. I mean, there was nothing here. I mean, yes, we have Native Americans, but candidly, there isn’t much Native American culture in American culture." He didn't even apologize for this. CNN has said nothing. https://t.co/tlnMhxZOEF

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 10:09am
So what did Santorum say on CNN last night? He did not apologize + said he "misspoke" + his comments were "out of context." The context was that he said there was “nothing” in America before white colonizers came + that Native Americans haven’t added much to American culture.

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 10:05am
It appears CNN plans to keep having Rick Santorum on as a senior political commentator and to ignore what he said. I still haven't heard back from CNN about this after repeated requests for comment.

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 10:03am
So CNN had Rick Santorum back on last night, despite his recent claims that there was “nothing” in America before white colonizers came -- and that Native Americans haven’t done much for American culture anyway. Don Lemon went off. https://t.co/oqbtLk8hl3

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 9:24am
RT @oliverdarcy: Liz Cheney told this to Paul Ryan. Ryan is a member of the Fox board. Fox pushed the Big Lie. https://t.co/UoC171ohrk

Jennifer Bendery
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 9:18am
RT @nhannahjones: https://t.co/ACTdj18Fsi

Jennifer Bendery
4 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 8:26am
@Yamiche @washingtonweek Congrats Yamiche!

Jennifer Bendery
4 days ago:   Monday May 3 - 3:15pm
@MikeHibu Was thinking that too

Jennifer Bendery
4 days ago:   Monday May 3 - 3:11pm
@MikeHibu Hard to believe Jane is in that list

Jennifer Bendery
4 days ago:   Monday May 3 - 2:39pm
Just got an email letting me know this is a palindrome. https://t.co/2kKz4s3gGQ


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Jennifer Bendery
4 days ago:   Monday May 3 - 2:08pm
RT @feliciasonmez: I am unpinning this tweet because I’m back to work today, but the thoughts in this thread still stand. Hugs and solidarity to anyone else who is going through a similar situation. You are not alone. ❤️ https://t.co/FNY1wQBIOe

Jennifer Bendery
4 days ago:   Monday May 3 - 1:47pm
@paigelav @samstein @nycsouthpaw Not as good as $100, but we got free joints in DC https://t.co/gdqOIPMbza

Jennifer Bendery
4 days ago:   Monday May 3 - 1:40pm
@paigelav @samstein @nycsouthpaw You still got your $100 Paige

Jennifer Bendery
4 days ago:   Monday May 3 - 1:38pm
@samstein @nycsouthpaw West Virginia is paying people $100! https://t.co/oqRDK0V7Dn

Jennifer Bendery
4 days ago:   Monday May 3 - 11:41am
RT @MEPFuller: Good to see Kevin McCarthy joining the list of Republicans to tout the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which he and all other Republicans voted against. https://t.co/zRob6wkNQa https://t.co/kRGpOS8xED


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