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southsider2k5, January 2 in The Filibuster
Orrin Hatch isn't running again.
The New York TimesVerified account @nytimes 46m46 minutes ago Breaking News: Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving GOP senator, plans to retire. His exit leaves an opening in Utah for Mitt Romney, a top Trump critic.
Will they really vote for someone who bashes the Republican hero, Trump?
I saw another twitter post that in Utah Mitt has a 69% approval rate, while Trump is at 45%.
I don't agree with all of his policies but I believe Mitt would have been a fine a president.
Except for those 47% who live off handouts and don’t create any government revenues.
Just kidding. After all, Romney returning brings back more ObamaCare discussion/scrutiny, as he will have to either defend it or explain how it could be improved and didn’t go far enough like his own Massachusetts plan.
85 year old Sheriff Joe is running for Senate in Arizona.
That will get the boatload of Hispanics in Arizona off their butts.
The crappy thing is that he is in at least a 3 way race for the nomination, so that divides the vote more than usual.
If the bigots stay together, they might have enough to put him in.
That's just it. In a 3 way race, if you can hold 40% of a base, you have a pretty good shot at winning. You don't need 50% +1.
first-past-the-post systems are less than optimal
Is that for the primary or the general? Is Az a California like thing, where if 5 Democrats run and only 2 Republicans run, the Democrats will split their votes and the general election will be between 2 Republicans?
I don't think Arizona has a "jungle primary" like California.
Daniel DaleVerified account @ddale8 Bipartisanship lives! Florida's Democratic Senate minority leader and a Republican state senator admit affair after they're caught on hidden camera:
They were just working on some back room deals.
Netanyahu’s son not making things any easier for Trump admin’s Israel policies
Two cameramen who were fired from "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" last summer have filed a $2 million lawsuit alleging that The Roots bandleader Questlove had them fired in part because they're white.
NBC terminated Kurt Decker and Michael Cimino in June 2017 after learning of a group text exchange that included use of the N-word. According to their attorney, Decker and Cimino received the text in question from another crew member but did not respond.
The text included "a piece of fried chicken with a bite out of it with a racial slur that inevitably depicts African Americans," attorney Richard Roth told the New York Post. It was sent to Decker, Cimino and The Roots bassist Mark Kelley. Decker and Cimino allegedly did not respond to the message, which was sent in the middle of a show taping.
It is unknown whether the text was intended to be sent to all three men or if any other staffers were also involved in the group chat. It is also unknown who reported the text exchange to NBC higher-ups.
Trump May Be Making a Comeback
How conservatives Learned To Hate the FBI
Another story he mainstream media pulled the conspiracy theorist card on and they turn out to be wrong.
The Newsweek headline doesn't match the AP report.
Newsweek says Mattis admits there was no poison gas use by Assad. But in the AP report, Mattis only says they lack evidence for Sarin use, not poison gas use in general. He even says chlorine gas use is "clear".
Isn’t Newsweek on the verge of bankruptcy?
A big victory for Trump
The next item on the agenda is immigration, and here, President Trump really has the potential to control the terms of the debate. Democrats enter into this debate in a terrible fix. The President will put on the table an extremely difficult choice.
If Democrats want to reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, and protect the Dreamers from being deported, they need to agree to an extraordinarily restrictive and reactionary set of policies that will close the borders to millions of others and end the liberalized immigration policies that the nation has had on the books since 1965.
Gone is the hope to achieve the kind of grand bargain on immigration -- which would have provided a path to citizenship for millions living here without authorization and with uncertain futures -- that Presidents George W. Bush and Obama had hoped to achieve.
Now, Democrats may have to settle for the reinstatement of DACA in exchange for giving right-wing, hard-line Republicans almost everything else they want. Even if some conservatives say no to DACA, the budget bill shows how Trump can build a coalition without them.
Without being able to threaten the administration on the budget, the only real threat that Democrats now possess is to kill an immigration deal that includes DACA. The problem is that President Trump can live with that; they can't.
Missouri governor Eric greitens led out in cuffs and booked on felony invasion of privacy
Ready for the Presidency.
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New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, has been taking donations from people he appointed to state-affiliated boards & other positions despite a state order barring the practice https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/24/nyregion...appointees.html …
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