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    I notice most of the time Fox isn't giving the Trump rallies wall to wall coverage yet but I expect that to change. Between going to his golf courses, having these pop up rallies and going on Twitter, he doesn't do as much office time as any of the past POTUS.

    But he made some pretty crazy pronouncements which is to say standard Trump b.s.

    One scary thing is he is throwing out this idea that he can serve 3, 4 or maybe 5 terms, which would require a change in the Constitution. But Trump never let's facts get in his way, especially something that's in a document he probably never read. Even worse, he tosses out that old GOP scare about their 2nd amendment nefariously disappearing somehow if a Democrat is elected. This just plays into the ignorance of a lot of folks, including Trump himself, about what it takes to get an amendment repealed or changed. First off, you have to have a 2/3 vote in the House and Senate to propose it or a Constitutional Convention. But yeah, people fall for that one when they trot that out during elections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    Unfortunately, his views are representative of a lot of people who think they're 'liberal'.
    Phil Ochs wrote a song about those kinds of liberals.

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    Oh hey, I wonder where the man who was perpetually awake and asleep at the same time disappeared to. Still not so bright it seems.

    Rep Katie Porter Asked Ben Carson The Secretary of HUD about REOs, a real estate term.

    He thought Rep. Porter asked about Oreos. The cookie.

    Rep. Katie Porter: "Do you know what an REO is?"
    Secretary Ben Carson: "An Oreo?"


    Also, shut up you idiot. This isn't as cute as you think it is.

    OH, REO! Thanks, @RepKatiePorter. Enjoying a few post-hearing snacks. Sending some your way!
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    Dr. Don’t Know continues being just the sort of dumb fuckwad Trump loves putting into positions in his cabinet of horrors.
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    Huh. Oh, snap. We've won Eurovision.
    Take my dreams, childish and weak at the seams
    Please don't analyze, please just be there for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormel View Post
    Huh. Oh, snap. We've won Eurovision.
    Congrats! That’s quite an honor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormel View Post
    Huh. Oh, snap. We've won Eurovision.
    We did?? Wow!!

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    Confidential draft IRS memo says tax returns must be given to Congress unless president invokes executive privilege

    A confidential Internal Revenue Service legal memo says tax returns must be given to Congress unless the president takes the rare step of asserting executive privilege, according to a copy of the memo obtained by The Washington Post.

    The memo contradicts the Trump administration’s justification for denying lawmakers’ request for President Trump’s tax returns, exposing fissures in the executive branch.

    Trump has refused to turn over his tax returns but has not invoked executive privilege. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has instead denied the returns by arguing there is no legislative purpose for demanding them.

    But, according to the IRS memo, which has not been previously reported, the disclosure of tax returns to the committee “is mandatory, requiring the Secretary to disclose returns, and return information, requested by the tax-writing Chairs.”
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    New York lawmakers pass bill aimed at weakening Trump's pardon power

    New York state lawmakers passed a measure Tuesday that would allow prosecutors to pursue state charges against certain individuals even if they have received a presidential pardon, a move seen as a direct shot at President Donald Trump.

    New York's state Assembly passed the measure — which creates a narrow exception in the state's double-jeopardy law — by a 90-52 vote. New York law currently prohibits the state from prosecuting a person who has already been tried for the same crime by the federal government. The bill would make it easier for prosecutors in certain circumstances to pursue a case against someone who has received a presidential pardon for the federal conviction.

    The exception would allow state prosecutors to open or advance investigations into any pardoned individual who served in a president's administration, worked directly or indirectly to advance their campaign or transition, or worked at a non-profit or business controlled by the president and whose alleged criminal activity took place in New York state. The exception also allows for investigations to be opened or continued into anyone who was pardoned for the president's benefit.
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    Since the potential nose dive here is something that has come up on a few occasions...

    http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/...yet-again.html

    Trump’s Approval Rating Slumps Back to Normal
    This morning as on every weekday morning I glanced at RealClearPolitics’ polling average for the president’s job-approval ratings, and I nearly dropped my coffee cup: It was at 45.1 percent. Just yesterday I had written that Trump had “yet to hit 45 percent in average approval ratings at either RealClearPolitics or FiveThirtyEight since the earliest days of his presidency.” Scanning RCP’s graph of past averages, I learned that today’s was Trump’s highest average approval rating since February 20, 2017.


    So is the president undergoing some sort of serious improvement in his famously stagnant levels of popularity, which could result in him reaching levels consistent with past presidents who were reelected? Are the economy and the triumphant GOP spin on the Mueller report combining to give him an unprecedented lift?

    While there may very well be time that it does wind up happening, it does not appear that said time is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numberthirty View Post
    Since the potential nose dive here is something that has come up on a few occasions...

    http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/...yet-again.html






    While there may very well be time that it does wind up happening, it does not appear that said time is now.
    Forty-five percent, eh? I’m genuinely surprised it got that high.
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    Ben Carson...


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    Should someone who's probably been described on at least a few occasions as being Black on the outside, white on the inside, really be using Oreo cookies as a prop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    Should someone who's probably been described on at least a few occasions as being Black on the outside, white on the inside, really be using Oreo cookies as a prop?
    Hmm! That hadn't occurred to me until now. A poor choice on the part of Dr. Don't Know.

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    ‘Terrible Idea’: Senators Slam Trump Plan To Pardon Vets Accused Of War Crimes

    Sen. Mitt Romney said it would be “unthinkable” to pardon service members who were “legitimately convicted of committing war crimes.” Well, if the idea WASN'T terrible, Trump wouldn't do it, plain and simple.

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    Democrats Inching Closer To Impeachment

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called a special caucus meeting this week to talk about oversight strategy. Looks like Trump is forcing Pelosi's hand. Whether or not anything comes from said strategy is, in my opinion, debatable.

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    More Than 20 States, Cities Sue Trump Administration Over ‘Conscience’ Rule

    The rule makes it easier for health care workers to refuse medical procedures like abortion, sterilizations and assisted suicide on religious or moral grounds. Short and sweet: the Hippocratic Oath comes BEFORE religion or any other such nonsense. If healthcare workers can't put the Oath first, then quit and find a new job!

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    Senate Advances Trump Court Pick Who Fought Marriage Equality For Years

    Howard Nielson was also one of the guys behind George W. Bush’s torture memos. He’s about to be a lifetime federal judge. THIS, friends, is what the GOP wants on the bench for decades to come, thanks to Donald Trump in the Oval Office.

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    Abortion Shaping Up To Be The Health Care Fight Of 2020

    Democrats think Republicans may have overreached with Alabama’s anti-abortion law, alienating voters ahead of the next election.
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