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  • Donald Trump, a rich kid who received five deferments from the Vietnam draft, somehow decided that now was a good time to resurrect his feud with the deceased war hero. Trump has been in a public spat with Senator McCain's daughter in recent days, which culminated in an unhinged rant against McCain's family for not thanking him for giving them the funeral that Senator McCain wanted.
  • House Democrats followed through on one of their biggest campaign promises in 2018 and passed a sweeping election reform bill that takes a crack at campaign finance, ethics, and voting rights reforms in one fell swoop. The bill would transform voting as we know it, notably making election day a national holiday and dramatically expanding early voting nationwide.
  • Donald Trump's former "fixer" and personal lawyer Michael Cohen unloaded on his onetime hero in a 30-minute opening statement where he, among a myriad of other things, called the President of the United States a "racist" and a "conman" who only cares about himself.
  • Lost in the coverage of the Special Counsel's indictments of over a dozen Russian individuals and companies is something Bernie or busters and Jill Stein voters would rather not talk about - Russia knew they were upset that Hillary was the nominee and exploited their anger with fabricated and sensational stories.
  • An unarmed black teenager took a box of cigars from a convenience store. He was pulled over by police and tried to run away. He was shot six times and died at the scene.A black 12 year old was playing with a bb gun. Police arrived on the scene and shot him to death seconds later.A suspected drug dealer has his home raided by SWAT teams.
  • "Real Time" host Bill Maher has had it with how Republicans have a different set of rules when it comes to how they respond to what the President says now that he is a member of their own party, so he brought out Obama impersonator Reggie Brown to read some of Trump's most memorable quotes. What followed is eight minutes of cringe worthy hilarity.
  • It must be extremely difficult and depressing to be a cabinet secretary in the Trump administration. Not only do you have to defend the indefensible in your day-to-day activities, but you also have to be hauled into a cabinet meeting and heap praise on your boss in order to help feed his ego and keep your job.This is the world we now live in.
  • Four seats if Secretary Clinton wins the White House or five seats if she doesn't. That's the magic number Democrats need in order to retake control of the Senate next January and eight states will determine whether or not that happens.Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Nevada.
 

ABOUT MEMBER


STATUSModerator
CITYPortland, OR
JOB\SCHOOLSouthern Illinois University

PARTYDemocrat
SOCIAL POLICYStrongly Liberal
FISCAL POLICYLiberal
FOREIGN POLICYLiberal

About


I'm a recent transplant to Portland, Oregon by way of Illinois. I enjoy an active lifestyle and Oregon has not let me down.Social Work is my passion in life. If I could help every at risk youth out there, I would do it in a heart beat. I want to teach them that there is a better way to move forward in life and that they can do it if they commit to it. I'm an avid reader and enjoy engaging people in conversation about nearly anything under the sun. You never know what you can learn from a simple conversation.

Political Views


I consider myself a progressive liberal. Socially, I am a firm believer in the government having a role in the welfare of its citizens. I am a proponent of a Single-Payer healthcare model and having a social compact that all will receive a quality and equal education which prepares our youth for modern society. I am firmly opposed to our nations drug laws and the disproportionate impact that they have on the poor and I wish that we would use a fraction of the money that we do on "defense" on social welfare matters here at home. I am a fiscal progressive and believe that our tax code is so tilted towards the rich that it makes it nearly impossible for a middle class to grow and thrive. I am not opposed to people being wealthy whatsoever, but I do believe that everyone should have skin in the game when it comes to paying their fair share.