Let’s Talk About Higher Wages

The nation, and the Democratic Party, desperately needs a replacement for the tired story that tax cuts drive economic growth.

#democratic-party, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #republican-party, #taxation, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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In Key States, Republicans Were Critical in Resisting Trump’s Election Narrative

They refuted conspiracy theories, certified results, dismissed lawsuits and repudiated a president of their own party.

#elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #georgia, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #tina-barton, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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How Democrats Suffered Crushing Down-Ballot Losses Across America

In statehouse races, suburban voters’ disgust with President Trump failed to translate into a rebuke of other Republicans, ensuring the party’s grip on partisan mapmaking.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-state-legislature, #global-warming, #house-of-representatives, #police-reform, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Did So Many Americans Vote for Trump?

To the dismay of Democrats, the president’s strategy of ignoring the pandemic mostly worked for Republicans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘Loser’: How a Lifelong Fear Bookended Trump’s Presidency

The president’s inability to concede the election is the latest reality-denying moment in a career preoccupied with an epithet.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #casinos, #cruz-ted, #disloyal-a-memoir-the-true-story-of-the-former-personal-attorney-to-president-donald-j-trump-book, #inaugurations, #lincoln-abraham, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reality-television, #republican-party, #shutdowns-institutional, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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The Rotting of the Republican Mind

When one party becomes detached from reality.

#rauch-jonathan-1960, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Turkey on the Brain

When Capital Letters Ruled the Earth.

#presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Democrats Claim Veto-Proof Majority in N.Y. Senate, Pressuring Cuomo

Democrats in New York bucked the national trend on down-ballot races, and could pursue progressive initiatives without fear of a veto.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #elections-state-legislature, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #state-legislatures

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Trump Stress-Tested the Election System, and the Cracks Showed

Even in the absence of a questionable outcome or any evidence of fraud, President Trump managed to freeze the passage of power for most of a month.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #brennan-center-for-justice, #democratic-party, #elections, #ginsberg-benjamin-l, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Guess Whose Votes Trump Doesn’t Want Counted

There’s a pattern here, and it began with “birtherism.”

#black-people, #conspiracy-theories, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Trump Administration Approves Start of Formal Transition to Biden

A key official designated President-elect Joe Biden as the apparent winner after Michigan certified his victory there and President Trump lost another court decision in Pennsylvania.

#alexander-lamar, #benson-jocelyn, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #capito-shelley-moore, #decisions-and-verdicts, #general-services-administration, #michigan, #murphy-emily-w-1974, #pennsylvania, #portman-rob, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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Trump Contrives His Stab-in-the-Back Myth

An obscene conspiracy theory from the past echoes loudly in the present.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #germany, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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Georgia Is a Purple State, but Don’t Expect Centrist Politicians

Georgia flipped blue for Joe Biden, but in its all-important and costly Senate runoff elections, the Republicans are in full attack mode while the Democrats stick to a steady liberal message.

#conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #georgia, #liberalism-us-politics, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #political-advertising, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #warnock-raphael-g

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Trump’s Legal Farce Is Having Tragic Results

There is nothing funny about the Republican Party’s multipronged attack on voting rights.

#elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #federal-courts-us, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Can This Get Any More Pathetic?

The president and his enablers may look like fools, but they are causing real damage.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #game-of-thrones-tv-program, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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What We Know About a Suddenly Important Michigan Elections Board

Its work is usually routine, but thanks to a push by President Trump and other Republicans to overturn the election results, the Michigan Board of State Canvassers is now under a microscope.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #detroit-mich, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #wayne-county-mich

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Republicans Rewrite an Old Playbook on Disenfranchising Black Americans

As they try to somehow reverse Joe Biden’s victory, President Trump and his allies have targeted heavily Black cities, painting them as corrupt and trying to throw out huge numbers of votes.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #milwaukee-wis, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Vandalizing Our Democracy

Donald Trump cares about nothing else except undermining our country’s election results.

#bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #government-accountability-office, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j

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More Republicans Tiptoe Toward Acknowledging Biden’s Victory

Many of the most vocal Republicans denouncing President Trump’s refusal to concede are out of office or retiring, but some others have started to join them on urging the transition to officially begin.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cheney-liz, #christie-christopher-j, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Team, Pushing Quick Stimulus Deal, Prepares for Renewed Recession

Economists warn that lawmakers must pass aid now, as a renewed coronavirus surge chills consumer spending and business activity.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-transition-us, #recession-and-depression, #republican-party, #senate, #small-business, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Trump Hopes to Use Party Machinery to Retain Control of the G.O.P.

Ronna McDaniel, a close ally of President Trump, wants to remain head of the Republican National Committee, worrying party members who believe the president will try to use the group to keep control of the G.O.P.

#mcdaniel-ronna-romney, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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Who Will We Be Without Donald Trump?

He lost. We’ll have to stop obsessing about him.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #lincoln-project, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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Georgia and Michigan Deliver Blows to Trump’s Efforts to Undo the Election

Joseph R. Biden Jr. was certified as the winner in Georgia, and Michigan Republicans said they had no information that would change the tally in a state Mr. Biden also won.

#georgia, #michigan, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #wisconsin

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In Detroit, Trump’s Postelection Offensive Has a Familiar Feel

In a city that is used to being disparaged, President Trump’s attempt to overturn an election that he lost seems both extraordinary and business as usual.

#absentee-voting, #black-people, #democratic-party, #detroit-mich, #duggan-mike, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Republicans in Congress Stay Largely in Line Behind Trump

A few top Republicans called for a smooth transition, but the critical mass of the party remained silent as President Trump continued to try to subvert the popular vote and falsely claim he won re-election.

#house-of-representatives, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Tucker Carlson Dared Question a Trump Lawyer. The Backlash Was Quick.

The president’s allies quickly closed ranks behind Sidney Powell and her pro-Trump conspiracy theory, accusing the Fox host of betrayal.

#carlson-tucker, #conservatism-us-politics, #fox-news-channel, #news-and-news-media, #powell-sidney-attorney, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Republican Resistance Looms in the Senate for Biden’s Nominees

The polarization of the confirmation process, once a matter of giving the president the team he chooses, will present the new administration with a challenge in filling out its upper echelons.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #presidential-transition-us, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Trump Will Fail in Michigan

His only success will be in ruining what should be the celebration of a successful election under highly challenging circumstances.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #constitutions, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #michigan, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Donald Trump Is Leaving Behind Blueprints to End Democracy

And I fear there’s no going back.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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Trump Is Salting the Soil of American Democracy

It’s disgraceful, as is the support of his accomplices.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cybersecurity-and-infrastructure-security-agency, #krebs-christopher-c, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Trump Election Results: Tensions Rise as Allies Attack Process

Confrontations have escalated in swing states, with elections officials in both parties facing threats of violence, as the president and other Republicans try to subvert the country’s voting system.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Threats and Tensions Rise as Trump and Allies Attack Elections Process

Confrontations have escalated in swing states, with elections officials in both parties facing threats of violence, as the president and other Republicans try to subvert the country’s voting system.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Why It Wasn’t Normal When Michigan Republicans Refused to Certify Votes

The G.O.P. members of a county canvassing board eventually approved Detroit’s election results, but the process left many voters wondering what stands between a routine election and a breakdown of democracy.

#benson-jocelyn, #detroit-mich, #electoral-college, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #wayne-county-mich

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When Michigan Republicans Refused to Certify Votes, It Wasn’t Normal

The G.O.P. members of a county canvassing board eventually approved Detroit’s election results, but the process left many voters wondering what stands between a routine election and a breakdown of democracy.

#benson-jocelyn, #detroit-mich, #electoral-college, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #wayne-county-mich

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Kevin McCarthy, the House Minority Leader, Doesn’t Think Trump Is Going Away

The California Republican believes his party’s victories in 2020 came thanks to the president, not in spite of him: “He brought turnout.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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Many G.O.P. Governors Avoid Stating Plainly That Biden Won

Most were operating in a murky middle ground in which they neither gave full credence to the president’s claims of fraud nor affirmed Joe Biden’s victory.

#governors-us, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party

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Actually, Joe Biden Can Get Big Things Done With Mitch McConnell

Divided government sometimes overperforms expectations.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #mcconnell-mitch, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Michigan Republicans Backtrack After Refusing to Certify Election Results

G.O.P. members of the elections board in Wayne County, which includes Detroit and is heavily Democratic, reversed their decision to hold up approval of Joe Biden’s victory after an outcry.

#benson-jocelyn, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #detroit-mich, #elections, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #wayne-county

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Trump Runs Red Light. Almost Kills Lady Liberty.

With Biden’s election, American democracy narrowly escaped disaster.

#democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Georgia, a Republican Feud With Trump at the Center

Double-crossing. Accusations of lying and incompetence. And a bitter divide over whether to endorse President Trump’s false claims of fraud. The G.O.P. in Georgia has a messy feud unfolding, with two Senate seats up for grabs.

#bacon-don-1963, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #collins-douglas-a-1966, #democratic-party, #graham-lindsey, #kemp-brian-p, #kingston-jack, #loeffler-kelly-l, #perdue-david-a-jr, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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In Georgia Recount, a Republican Feud With Trump at the Center

Double-crossing. Accusations of lying and incompetence. And a bitter divide over whether to endorse President Trump’s false claims of fraud. The G.O.P. in Georgia has a messy feud unfolding, with two Senate seats up for grabs.

#bacon-don-1963, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #collins-douglas-a-1966, #democratic-party, #graham-lindsey, #kemp-brian-p, #kingston-jack, #loeffler-kelly-l, #perdue-david-a-jr, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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How Republicans in N.Y. Are Responding to the Election

Many of New York State’s top Republicans have stayed largely silent about President Trump’s refusal to concede.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #house-of-representatives, #jacobs-chris-1970, #katko-john-1962, #king-peter-t, #malliotakis-nicole, #new-york-city, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #stefanik-elise, #trebek-alex, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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The Loneliness of the Red State Democrat

Liberals got “trounced” in Montana, and the party will spend the next few years in the wilderness.

#bozeman-mont, #bullock-steve, #daines-steve, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #gianforte-greg-1961, #hickenlooper-john-w, #interior-department, #land-and-water-conservation-fund, #montana, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #tester-jon

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This Election, Latinos Sent a Warning Sign to Democrats

In the past, Latinos have reliably voted Democratic in the Rio Grande Valley and Miami-Dade County. So what happened this year?

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections, #hispanic-americans, #maricopa-county-ariz, #miami-dade-county-fla, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Biden on Trump, Covid-19: ‘More People May Die Because of Transition Delay’

Adopting a graver tone, the president-elect said that President Trump’s refusal to authorize a transition could have deadly consequences.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #harris-kamala-d, #obrien-robert-c-1952, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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‘More People May Die’ Because of Trump’s Transition Delay, Biden Says

Adopting a graver tone, the president-elect said that President Trump’s refusal to authorize a transition could have deadly consequences.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #harris-kamala-d, #obrien-robert-c-1952, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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As Tensions Among Republicans Mount, Georgia’s Recount Proceeds Smoothly

Election officials discovered about 2,600 new ballots, but they are not enough to affect the outcome of the presidential race in the state.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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The Man Who Wouldn’t Concede

When it comes to Trump, there is no bottom.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump or No Trump, Religious Authoritarianism Is Here to Stay

Their unlikely ally may have lost the White House, but Christian nationalists still plan to win the war.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #christians-and-christianity, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #evangelical-movement, #faith-and-freedom-coalition, #family-research-council, #freedom-of-religion, #income-inequality, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reed-ralph-e-jr, #religion-state-relations, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Behind Trump’s Yearslong Effort to Turn Losing Into Winning

Even before he was elected in 2016, Donald J. Trump was building a conspiracy theory about voter fraud that took on new energy this year, as his political fortunes ebbed during the coronavirus pandemic.

#absentee-voting, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #stone-roger-j-jr, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #wisconsin

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