Steve Thomma 11 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 11:35pm RT @farhip: Seven-day average of new covid cases falls below 80,000, a level it hasn’t been since the end of July during summer Delta upsurge. https://t.co/E3dwOFXZMG
Link to Image Steve Thomma 12 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 10:38pm RT @StevenTDennis: This is the most important chart. 👁️👁️👁️👁️ https://t.co/ieLhrHWKQv Steve Thomma 22 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 12:22pm RT @StevenTDennis: There are some zip codes in NYC which exceed 1 in 100 dead, but those were hit hard before we even had good testing, let alone 3 highly effective vaccines, treatment options, etc. Steve Thomma 22 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 12:21pm RT @StevenTDennis: In Neshoba County, Mississippi, the COVID death toll is 1 in ~141 people.
Among the worst rates in the country.
Vaccination rate in that county is just 35%. Steve Thomma 22 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 12:21pm RT @StevenTDennis: 🔥Mississippi has become the 1st state to have COVID deaths exceed *1 out of every 300* residents.
Nearly 10,000 of the state's residents dead.
More than half of the deaths came in 2021! Steve Thomma 1 day ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 6:03pm “Wonky but interesting” https://t.co/uqV8q0Fd5U Steve Thomma 2 days ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 7:59am RT @BillKristol: Wait until he hears about the flu shot. https://t.co/bVQgPRRn2b Steve Thomma 2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 2:18pm RT @tatecurtis: I'm scratching my head here. How could the same 7000-series car derail TWICE and they didn't pull it out of service until it derailed again? That seems like a huge safety failure.
https://t.co/jJkeFl0nzF Steve Thomma 3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 11:38am RT @PolitiFact: No, the FBI and US Justice Department are not “coming after” parents who speak out at school board meetings. Sen. Rick Scott gets a False. https://t.co/oyGXrGc5bXhttps://t.co/jJ3INdE3ym
Link to Image Steve Thomma 5 days ago:   Friday Oct 15 - 3:49pm RT @CBSNews: This ER nurse returns to the hospital on her day off to do something simple for patients that other people might take for granted ❤️ https://t.co/MWxHxste40
Link to Image Steve Thomma 5 days ago:   Friday Oct 15 - 2:30pm RT @toddgillman: .@KJP46, asked if US press will be allowed to witness @JoeBiden audience w/@Pontifex at Vatican Oct. 29:
"It is an important meeting" and Biden, the 2d Catholic president, looks forward to it, but "I cannot make that commitment today."
AFP photo from Pope's DC visit Sept 2015 https://t.co/bptf8gfoDB
Link to Image Steve Thomma 1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 4:13pm RT @CST_soxvan: White Sox pitchers and catchers report in four months. Steve Thomma 1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 11:55am RT @AP: BREAKING: Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/jaB2xW5XKl Steve Thomma 1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 8:57am Inflation accelerated in September, with consumer prices growing 5.4% - CBS News https://t.co/I5slT6crff Steve Thomma 1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 8:55am RT @CBSMornings: United Airlines is announcing a $1,000 bonus for all employees — a thank you for their hard work during the pandemic.
99.7% of the airline’s workforce is vaccinated, which CEO Scott Kirby says is proof that vaccine mandates work. https://t.co/xeUSTOwoxJ
Link to Image Steve Thomma 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 7:31pm Revealing and very detailed look at how often some commentators quote a newspaper’s reporting - and also slam the same paper as garbage. https://t.co/nzloxoWukz Steve Thomma 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 7:16pm RT @whca: The briefing room with sofas. https://t.co/rR5ryLCieM Steve Thomma 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 6:39pm Rebuffing Texas governor, American Airlines, Southwest stand by vaccine mandate - Reuters https://t.co/lVgZ3td87P Steve Thomma 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 5:42pm OMG, the rest of them are red shirts! https://t.co/v5BBBeA2ro Steve Thomma 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 4:30pm Announcer on White Sox-Astros game just said the “Polish dog” is the way to go at Comiskey.
Really. Steve Thomma 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 10:25am RT @meridak: Come join us, have some fun and do groundbreaking work. We’re building something special @latimeshttps://t.co/o2DvJ4pKtU Steve Thomma 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 8:11am RT @CST_soxvan: Home field advantage vs. Red Sox in ALCS is there for the taking. But White Sox must win 2 in a row from Astros, starting today. Steve Thomma 1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 9:35pm RT @StevenTDennis: What is the rationale for nixing COVID vaccine mandates but not other vaccine mandates?
About 500 people were dying a year in USA from the measles before the vaccines. We still mandated them and crushed the measles. Texas alone has about 68,000 COVID deaths. Steve Thomma 1 week ago:   Sunday Oct 10 - 9:54pm Love this stat. https://t.co/SG2L6zksSm Steve Thomma 1 week ago:   Saturday Oct 9 - 5:42pm RT @SpeakerPelosi: It was a spiritual, personal and official honor to have an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis this morning. https://t.co/nrWYyApnMQ
Link to Image Steve Thomma 1 week ago:   Saturday Oct 9 - 12:38pm RT @PolitiFact: Social media posts claim that the Arizona audit found 17,000 duplicate votes. The claim is wrong, even based on the audit’s own standards. https://t.co/PJX6Hb78Hb Steve Thomma 1 week ago:   Friday Oct 8 - 9:31pm RT @CST_soxvan: Tony La Russa's bullpen mismanagement on full display in White Sox' Game 2 loss
(Via Sun-Times) https://t.co/QinzMwquMc Steve Thomma 1 week ago:   Friday Oct 8 - 6:13pm White Sox are 0-for-Texas. Time to head home to Chicago. Steve Thomma 1 week ago:   Friday Oct 8 - 6:08pm RT @peterbakernyt: Trump and his allies pressured DOJ to help overturn the election based on claims like this one:
More than 4,000 voted twice in Pennsylvania, they claimed.
In fact, according to Senate report, only 3 voters tried to vote twice — all of them for Trump.
https://t.co/RNlI6JRwp0 Steve Thomma 1 week ago:   Friday Oct 8 - 8:01am RT @farhip: The great covid-case decline, continued:
Seven-day average has fallen for 23 consecutive days. Current rate is 42 percent below peak on Sept. 13.
End finally in sight? #GetVaccinated.https://t.co/hXsTll8rP4
Link to Image Steve Thomma 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 9:18am RT @CBSNews: GRAB THE TISSUES: This 6th grader had the worst day ever. So, he burst into tears when he saw his best friend, who moved away three years ago, waiting for him after school. https://t.co/XgXQStv9r0
Link to Image Steve Thomma 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 9:17am RT @toddgillman: Most of the Capitol’s 658 single-pane windows were upgraded to bomb-resistant glass in a 2017-19 renovation.
By "sheer luck...trial and error, or advance knowledge" #Jan6 rioters made a beeline for a dozen windows that had not been reinforced.
https://t.co/l7QQmK4zsW Steve Thomma 2 weeks ago:   Monday Oct 4 - 7:38pm Republicans Shout Down Lindsey Graham for Pushing Vaccine https://t.co/Dxwpgq50mC Steve Thomma 2 weeks ago:   Monday Oct 4 - 3:15pm Going boldly, no doubt. https://t.co/acByMGcXyE Steve Thomma 2 weeks ago:   Monday Oct 4 - 3:10pm RT @dougmillsnyt: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki shows a Debt Increase chart during her briefing in the White House. @PressSechttps://t.co/DlK6oJ91Cc
Link to Image Steve Thomma 2 weeks ago:   Monday Oct 4 - 2:15pm RT @CST_soxvan: White Sox’ week
Tuesday: Workout at Guaranteed Rate Field, travel to Houston
Wednesday: Workout at Minute Maid Park
Thursday: ALDS Game 1
Friday: Game 2
Saturday: Workout, Guaranteed Rate
Sunday: Game 3, Guaranteed Rate
Gametimes tba Steve Thomma 2 weeks ago:   Monday Oct 4 - 10:39am RT @CST_soxvan: White Sox attendance in 2021 was 1,566,736, an increase of 1,566,736 from 2020. Steve Thomma 2 weeks ago:   Sunday Oct 3 - 3:10pm “the 53-year-old U.S. senator pays zero in property taxes because she is a disabled U.S. military veteran… She and other similarly disabled veterans in Cook County who own homes get the tax break regardless of their income level.” https://t.co/8EmXtE0TWi Steve Thomma 2 weeks ago:   Saturday Oct 2 - 1:36pm RT @LeeMiringoff: When pollsters get things wrong it's front-page news. But when research shows we're right?
My take on new data showing pollsters have nailed COVID vaccination rates: https://t.co/MgoKHTNjRu Steve Thomma 2 weeks ago:   Friday Oct 1 - 5:37pm RT @CBSNews: The White House is illuminated in pink at the start of October in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. https://t.co/dr0k23Zv3g
Link to Image Steve Thomma 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Sep 30 - 4:00pm Start? https://t.co/DazwHa7Tl5 Steve Thomma 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Sep 30 - 3:51pm In another part of town, they’d call that “the friendly confines…” https://t.co/MKkUSyuRSx Steve Thomma 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Sep 30 - 11:51am My Three Sons
Andy Griffith Show
Wild Wild West
Hawaii Five-O https://t.co/QpuHZmJNu0 Steve Thomma 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Sep 30 - 11:47am RT @DominicanU: Start a business, launch a website, record an album, fund a project or an internship … Yep, there's a scholarship for that. Apply now for an ExcEl Scholars award: https://t.co/3oK1IeLXAEhttps://t.co/t0NzChn0OE
Link to Image Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Wednesday Sep 29 - 9:33am LOVE this. https://t.co/olDOhMtUKC Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Wednesday Sep 29 - 8:42am Modelers Project A Calming Of The Pandemic In The U.S. This Winter : Shots - Health News : NPR https://t.co/nDq4ZxhRLn Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Wednesday Sep 29 - 7:47am RT @quinnscanlan: NEW: At a critical moment in his presidency, Americans' confidence in Biden's ability to handle a range of issues -- the pandemic, immigration, gun violence and even infrastructure -- is eroding, an ABC News/Ipsos poll out this morning finds https://t.co/jtn424Fz1S Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Wednesday Sep 29 - 7:45am Remembering when Mayor Daley (the first) vowed to stop the Bears from using the word “Chicago” if they left the city limits. https://t.co/JV3ArwzCfO Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Wednesday Sep 29 - 7:28am RT @CST_soxvan: White Sox' first 90-win season since 2006 team finished 90-72. Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Tuesday Sep 28 - 9:51pm RT @anitakumar01: McAuliffe accused Youngkin of skirting taxes by housing “fancy horses” on his property and running a company that performed root canals on “babies.” Youngkin accused McAuliffe of supporting Biden’s “failure of leadership.” https://t.co/jYVdWaMLA5 via @ZachMontellaro@MyahWard Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Tuesday Sep 28 - 8:48pm RT @anitakumar01: Chuck Todd goes to commercial when organizers and security fail to stop someone in the audience from loudly protesting during the Virginia gubernatorial debate Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Tuesday Sep 28 - 11:58am RT @CBSNews: Drone footage captured Monday shows that leaves in northern Wisconsin have already begun shifting to their autumnal coloring. https://t.co/825c3mhPwn
Link to Image Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Tuesday Sep 28 - 11:57am @StevenTDennis Is that true? I recall that essential spending always continue in a shutdown. Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Tuesday Sep 28 - 8:54am RT @brendanponton: I just asked Youngkin about this and whether he would vote to certify and he said, “Yes, absolutely” https://t.co/e2GYCWVCbP Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Monday Sep 27 - 6:13pm RT @KellyO: Republican @LeaderMcConnell says he got his 3rd vaccine, “I’m glad to share that a few minutes ago, I received a booster vaccination for COVID-19,” McConnell, 79, a polio survivor, said. “It was an easy decision to receive a booster.” Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Monday Sep 27 - 4:56pm RT @RonaldReagan: Statement by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute on John Hinckley, Jr. https://t.co/5Hf1mBX3ma
Link to Image Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Monday Sep 27 - 2:45pm RT @IsaacDovere: if Youngkin wins, he’ll be governor and in a position to influence the slate of Virginia electors sent to Congress to certify for the 2024 election. Here he is ducking whether he would have certified the 2020 election: https://t.co/VKI0KHbONP Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Sunday Sep 26 - 6:46pm RT @PolitiFact: Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine "kills more people than it saves"? That's Pants on Fire. https://t.co/MVIo4cR9R0https://t.co/tzT1sptkIN
Link to Image Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Saturday Sep 25 - 5:30pm RT @CBSNews: After more than 4,000 incidents of violent behavior were reported in 2021, the Flight Attendants Association is saying unruly passengers must be criminally prosecuted, not just fined for violent conduct. https://t.co/rPnoV3fj48
Link to Image Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Friday Sep 24 - 7:04pm RT @JRCarrollNews: That’s a C-17, which is a huge plane, no doubt heightening anxieties about what was going on. https://t.co/qNeBJInyyc Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Friday Sep 24 - 10:30am RT @sahilkapur: Pew Research poll: President Biden’s job approval since July has eroded by double digits among black, Latino and Asian Americans; as well as women and independents. https://t.co/sfVp2cPDLt
Link to Image Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Friday Sep 24 - 7:01am Arizona audit draft from report confirms: not only did Biden win in 2020, he actually won by a larger margin. https://t.co/jitSrWZRvc Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Thursday Sep 23 - 5:14pm RT @NationalDebt: $28,427,172,086,337.02 (-) #NationalDebt Steve Thomma 3 weeks ago:   Thursday Sep 23 - 4:23pm RT @whitesox: A.L. CENTRAL CHAMPS!
The White Sox capture their first American League Central title since 2008. https://t.co/5TkgKN3zIy
Link to Image Steve Thomma 4 weeks ago:   Wednesday Sep 22 - 10:21pm RT @RyanMcGuffey: #WhiteSox manager Tony La Russa has been on both ends:
2011: 47-27 2nd half and won 8 of 11 at end of season, won World Series
2006: 35-39 2nd half and lost 9 of 12 at end of season, won World Series.
Posed this to TLR earlier today, his response was outstanding. Steve Thomma 4 weeks ago:   Wednesday Sep 22 - 12:28pm Glad he sees it too. https://t.co/CyIrZfXkKq Steve Thomma 4 weeks ago:   Tuesday Sep 21 - 5:52pm RT @OKnox: Nugget via print pool report: Prime Minister Johnson traveled from NYC to DC aboard Amtrak. Acela Corridor Charm Offensive. Steve Thomma 4 weeks ago:   Tuesday Sep 21 - 1:53pm RT @CST_soxvan: As you’ve probably heard, White Sox can clinch first division title since 2008 today. Will take cooperation from Ma Nature, a Sox triumph and Cleveland loss to Royals tonight. Steve Thomma 4 weeks ago:   Tuesday Sep 21 - 12:37pm RT @karentravers: We just vacationed in Denmark & it was like going back to 2019/pre-Covid.
In Denmark, 86% of eligible citizens age 12+ have at least 1 shot.
@M_B_Petersen @boralexander1 found Danes "high and stable trust" in health authorities is their key to success.
https://t.co/YHHZkJtNuh Steve Thomma 4 weeks ago:   Tuesday Sep 21 - 12:35pm RT @elainelow: My alma mater makes its network TV debut tonight! I haven’t seen Ordinary Joe yet but I love seeing @DominicanU’s quad and architecture on screen. So pretty https://t.co/vvLNhilySg
Link to Image Steve Thomma 1 month ago:   Sunday Sep 19 - 9:23am Very interesting numbers from Texas. https://t.co/VlU0pCemCB Steve Thomma 1 month ago:   Saturday Sep 18 - 9:08am RT @whca: After journalists were brutally beaten, Taliban apologizes and vows to investigate - The Washington Post https://t.co/UTQ4bjHmxS Steve Thomma 1 month ago:   Saturday Sep 18 - 8:03am RT @DominicanU: A beautiful tribute to trailblazing @nytimes photographer, storyteller and @DominicanU graduate Michelle V. Agins. A retrospective this fall will reflect on her extraordinary career documenting Black stories.
https://t.co/tsx7VuuENv Steve Thomma 1 month ago:   Friday Sep 17 - 2:42pm RT @AP: Police say a host at a popular New York City restaurant was assaulted by three women from Texas after she asked for proof they had been vaccinated against COVID-19. Police say the three women repeatedly punched the host at Carmine’s and broke her necklace. https://t.co/QTglkJoBxJ Steve Thomma 1 month ago:   Friday Sep 17 - 10:40am RT @JamesMartinSJ: Thanks so much to the St. Catherine of Siena Center at @DominicanU in Chicago for inviting me to speak about prayer tonight! I was so grateful for your invitation and for your wonderful questions! Steve Thomma 1 month ago:   Friday Sep 17 - 7:30am RT @CBSNews: SQUEAKY CLEAN: This Asian elephant enjoys a mud bath on a sunny day at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. https://t.co/nSsLOzQ3UR
Link to Image Steve Thomma 1 month ago:   Friday Sep 17 - 7:29am RT @LATSeema: Arnold Schwarzenegger says voters were right to retain Newsom, calls GOP field 'disastrous' https://t.co/yIQrwSQNfs Steve Thomma 1 month ago:   Friday Sep 17 - 7:29am RT @AamerISmad: Since June, Biden has infuriated America’s oldest ally, France, left Poland and Ukraine questioning the U.S. commitment to their security and upset the European Union more broadly with unilateral decisions ranging from Afghanistan to east Asia.
https://t.co/74Su9jR1KN Steve Thomma 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 16 - 7:50pm Well that lasted through one commercial break. Back to marauding through the board as usual. https://t.co/uEMzFCtzH1 Steve Thomma 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 16 - 7:45pm Whoa! In the red. #jeopardy#disturbanceintheforcehttps://t.co/CNRAYmsSAL
Link to Image Steve Thomma 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 16 - 9:53am RT @FairfaxCountyPD: The motorcade is expected to pass through Fairfax County around 3 p.m. today. Steve Thomma 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 16 - 9:53am RT @KoriSchake: Reminder that France is a major contributor to global security and a valuable U.S. ally. https://t.co/ej5NtvIZVh Steve Thomma 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 16 - 6:09am RT @McFaul: Fantastic! “California only state to advance out of high transmission category for COVID” https://t.co/eS0maLyqnd