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Sen. Schumer calls Trump and Tillerson’s bend to Moscow a ‘grave dereliction of duty’

In a scorching statement, Sen. Chuck Schumer called the results of Trump’s meeting with Putin “unacceptable,” “disgraceful” and “grave dereliction of duty” after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shrugged off Russian hacking evidence and said the issue...
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Lazy over-confidence could help endanger House Republican majority

House Republican leaders are getting worried that too many in their caucus have had it too easy for too long when it comes to re-election. Swaddled in a warm cocoon of gerrymandered districts and a black Democratic president to work up the Republican...
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Florida Republican arrested on prostitution charges—woman says she was a ‘sex slave’

Hernando County Commissioner Nick Nicholson was arrested on Thursday on charges surrounding a prostitution sting. The 71-year-old Florida Republican’s arrest came after a two month investigation, according to ABC Action News, set off by Nicholson’s...

Holy Spit!! NY Times Con-Columnist Acknowledges That GOP is “The Stupid Party”

Oh wow, “truth in news” can be so damn refreshing it feels like a great shower after some sweaty … As many of you know, there is an unreasonably smart, way-too-young-to-be-this-conservative Op-Ed columnist at the New York Times named Brett Stephens. Some of you might read into the fact that I’m noting that he’s too […]
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Jealous and Desperate, Ted Cruz Releases Attack Ad On Beto O’Rourke Depicting Him As...

This is below the belt even for Ted Cruz. Clearly, Cruz has looked at the recent polls, all of which have O’Rourke either in a dead heat or trailing by a few points. And definitely, Cruz can’t stand it that his opponent is being compared to Bobby Kennedy. A few weeks ago O’Rourke gave his […]
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NAACP Files Complaint: Georgia Voting Machines Changing Votes From Abrams to Kemp.

Funny the changes are one way only… Salon “The NAACP's state conference electronically filed complaints with the Georgia Secretary of State's office (which is held by Kemp himself) claiming that votes cast for Abrams in Bartow...
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#MIA Mitch

The old saying goes something like “Hang separately or hang together.” And boy, oh boy, are we ever getting a full length feature film on that principle right now. And if “elections have consequences,” those consequences are pounding the GOP into the ground right now. To say that the GOP controlled congress of the last two years was useless would stretch the definition of “understatement,” 1,000 monkeys pounding away on 1,000 typewriters could actually produce the complete works of William Shakespeare before the GOP congress could rename a lousy post office. But there was a necessary and comforting symbiosis there for the Republican congress. The GOP House was useless The GOP Senate, confirming judges, which is a purely Senate function excluded, was useless. There was no light between the two, and their joint uselessness gave each individual branch cover. But then the equation changed. The Democrats picked up 40 seats in November, Nancy Pelosi took over the Speakership, and all of a sudden one of the legislative branches is functioning again. This was no bueno for the GOP, because it set a bar, and it also provided a comparison point. Which is going to be terrible news for McConnell. Because he’s now a man on an island of uselessness. When you have double digit numbers of GOP House members voting with the Democrats to reopen the government, you’ve got a problem. I heard an interesting take on McConnell’s reticence to bring the House bills to the floor for a vote that may have some merit. The theory was that McConnell was “taking one for the team” in refusing to bring the bills to the floor, sparing his 2020 incumbents from a no-win vote, piss off the voters, or piss off the Trump base. This has some political sense, but I find it more likely that Yertl the Turtle is nothing more than a craven toady. But the pressure is now squarely on the Senate. And I think that people may be looking at the wrong kind of pressure. Right now, everybody is keying on the pressure that Pelosi, the Democratic led House, and the public at large is putting on McConnell and the GOP Senate to end the Trump shutdown. But I think that there;s another, as yet unspoken pressure point that may have just as much effect. Shame. Yep, plain old, everyday shame. If you listen closely, you’re starting to hear it from Democratic lawmakers in both chambers. They are highlighting the fact that while Trump may have shut down the government, McConnell is underwriting it. They point out that the US Senate is a co equal branch of government. By refusing to bring bills to the floor that he thinks that Trump won’t sign, McConnell is abrogating his constitutional responsibility to legislate. Shame on Mitch! How dare you not do your job to save His Lowness from having to do his? Shame on you Mitch! This can be effective. As you should all know by now, Senators think that their shit don’t stink. They proudly call themselves “the club of 100,” and hearing themselves referred to as the “greatest deliberative body in the world” gives them nocturnal emissions. An yet here they are, unable to stand in front of a lectern and deliberate, make pompous sounds and spew important sounding word salad, […]
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Ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announces interest in presidential run, gets roasted like a bean

Yeah, no. https://twitter.com/HowardSchultz/status/1089675490707865603 Howard Schultz was the CEO of coffee chain Starbucks. He has owned a sports team, but has no political experience. His stated positions are indeed run-of-the-mill centrist, but the primary thing we can...
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Trump’s false claims about ‘fake news’ are spreading throughout the Republican Party

A study on the 2018 midterm elections from the Duke University Reporters’ Lab confirms a phenomenon that most of us already had surmised was taking place: Trump's attacks on the press are now being...
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Susan Collins calls Mueller report an ‘unflattering portrayal’ of Trump; oh … burn …...

Everyone’s favorite moderate Republican has stuck her dreck out once again, challenging Donald Trump in the milquetoastiest of terms over the new/old/easily predicted conclusions of the Mueller report. The Hill: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Friday that special...

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