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  • Jan 26, 2023 02:39 PM
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    Kevin McCarthy recently took a lot of heat for his decision to remove Adam Schiff and Eri Swalwell from the Intelligence committee - and he lied through his teeth:

    http://Speaker McCarthy Heated Exchange on House Intelligence Committee Assignments - YouTube

    Both Schiff and Swalwell were on Joy Reid last night - and they set the record straight:

    http://Schiff, Swalwell react to McCarthy booting them from House Intelligence Committee - YouTube

  • Dec 05, 2020 11:03 AM
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    The chickens are coming home to roost.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-downfall-of-donald-trump-has-arrived/ar-AA16LXI1?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=1d58026bcc604016bf4edcc8ce975514

    The article posted above lists the legal problems that are going to bite Trump in the ass in the very near future - and it looks like the Georgia case will hit first. Fortunately, neither chamber of Congress has any control over these investigations - unlike the impeachment trials or the Mueller investigation, which were hobbled by partisan politics.

  • Oct 07, 2021 08:06 AM
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    Elizabeth Warren explains the debt limit crisis. Not surprisingly, it's the fault of the GOP:

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/01/22/opinion/republican-con-debt-ceiling/

    House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and extremist Republicans are running a con game. They claim their plan to use the debt ceiling to trigger global economic chaos is about fiscal responsibility. It’s not. The House Republican plan for the debt ceiling is about protecting the wealthy and the well-connected from paying their fair share in taxes — nothing more and nothing less.

    The United States has already exceeded the debt limit. While the US Treasury takes extraordinary measures to stave off an economic disaster, responsible leaders in Congress should prevent a crisis by ensuring that the ultra-wealthy and rich companies pay their fair share — instead of indulging Republicans’ fantasies of more tax cuts for their rich buddies coupled with spending cuts that will harm every hardworking family in America.

  • Dec 19, 2019 11:26 AM
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    Trump's next rally is scheduled for January 28, but it has not met with much enthusiasm:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/01/22/trump-south-carolina-campaign/

    Advisers to Donald Trump have blanketed South Carolina Republican officials with pleading phone calls in recent weeks in an effort to drum up endorsements and attendees for the former president’s first campaign swing of the 2024 cycle next week.

    But the appeals have run headlong into a complicated new reality: Many of the state’s lawmakers and political operatives, and even some of his previous supporters, are not ready to pick a presidential candidate.

    They find themselves divided between their support for Trump, their desire for a competitive nomination fight in the state and their allegiance to two South Carolina natives, former governor Nikki Haley and Sen. Tim Scott, who have taken steps to challenge Trump for the nomination. Both are said by people close to them to be seriously considering a bid, and Haley is expected to announce in the coming weeks, South Carolina operatives said.

  • Dec 28, 2022 12:56 PM
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    Heather's letter from last night shows how today's GOP is exactly the opposite of what is used to be.

    Since McCarthy's clowns are not serious about governing, very few bills will actually get passed by the House. If some crazy bill gets passed, it would never make it through the Senate, since the adults are still in charge there. In addition, Biden will simply veto anything that is truly stupid.

    https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/january-18-2023

  • Dec 28, 2022 12:56 PM
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    To add to the stupidity, Kevin McCarthy just appointed Santos to two committees.
  • Jan 15, 2023 11:55 AM
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    An article in todays Arizona Republic led to the publication of the article below, which tries to explain why today's Republican Party is no longer the party of either Eisenhower or Lincoln:

    https://tohell-andback.blogspot.com/2023/01/the-decline-of-republican-party.html

  • Jan 12, 2023 11:47 AM
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    We all shake out heads at the crazy people now in charge in the House of Representatives.

    What they have not figured out yet is the saying, "be careful what you wish for".

    The Washington Post this morning printed an article that explains how their "weaponization committee" can be turned against them.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/01/12/weaponization-subcommittee-democrats-flip-script/

  • Jan 12, 2023 11:47 AM
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    You may want to buy your groceries at a different store.

    Publix heiress Julie Jenkins Fancelli donated $150,000 to the Rule of Law Defense Fund to promote the January 6 riot.

    • Fancelli was a top donor for the rally, contributing over $300,000, according to documents obtained by the Washington Post.

    • Fancelli's $150,000 funded a robocall encouraging people to go to Washington, DC, and "march to the Capitol building."

    The daughter of the founder of the Publix grocery store chain and the top funder of the January 6 rally in Washington that preceded the riot at the US Capitol, donated $150,000 to a Republican attorneys general group to help fund the pro-Trump protest, according to a published report.

    The nonprofit Rule of Law Defense Fund, with help from Julie Jenkins Fancelli, the heiress of Publix, financed a robocall touting a march to the US Capitol to "call on Congress to stop the steal," a reference to debunked claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, according to records reported by the Washington Post.

    https://news.yahoo.com/publix-grocery-store-heiress-donated-153136857.html?fr=yhssrp_catchall

  • Jan 07, 2023 11:55 AM
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    The parents of the 6 year old COULD be charged - but only as a misdemeanor.

    Before police revealed the gun was legally purchased by the 6-year-old’s mother, Andrew Block, an associate professor at the University of Virginia Law School, told CNN there was a scenario where the parents could be held criminally liable if the weapon belonged to them and they did not keep it properly locked up. But in Virginia, that’s only a Class 1 misdemeanor, Block said

    https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/10/us/6-year-old-teacher-shooting-virginia-tuesday/index.html

    Don't forget, though, the Virginia is where the NRA is headquartered.

    As recently as November, 3 students were killed at the University of Virginia, the same school where more than 2 dozen were killed more than a decade ago.