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    God, it's a pretty damn sad state of affairs when the Azula of North Korea comes off more likeable and human-like then the Vice President.

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    Marco Rubio is reportedly working with Ivanka Trump on a paid family leave bill.

    Marco Rubio is starting to strategize with Ivanka Trump to win over skeptical Republicans on a traditionally Democratic issue: paid family leave.

    Rubio has barely started drafting a paid leave bill, much less a broader legislative strategy. But he envisions an idea that has recently gained traction in conservative circles: allowing people to draw Social Security benefits when they want to take time off for a new baby or other family-related matters, and then delay their checks when they hit retirement age.

    For instance, a person who would begin receiving full benefits when he or she turns 67 years old but wants to take six weeks of paid leave wouldn’t draw Social Security benefits until six weeks after his or her 67th birthday.

    Rubio is still in the early stages of drafting a paid leave plan that he hopes a critical mass of congressional Republicans and the Trump administration could get behind. In private conversations with senators, Ivanka Trump has discussed raising payroll taxes or otherwise paying into Social Security to create a new, personal paid leave fund, according to multiple senior GOP sources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    She's Director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department.
    Wonder how long til she winds up being infected with a viral disease or put in front a pack of rabid dogs.
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    I've often wondered about that myself; seems like being supported by people who only want you there so the world can end in fire (with you going to Hell in the process) would be somewhat off-putting
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxterdexter View Post
    And while she might not be a monster herself, she's sitting atop the pain, hunger, suffering and death of the north korean people.
    She's also in North Korea, as opposed to the older brothers who live(d) abroad outside of the terror factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    She's Deputy Director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department.
    Couldn't have a woman as a real head, naturally.

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    "Vanessa Trump, wife of Donald Trump Jr., taken to hospital after exposure to white powder - New York police" - Get updates at Reuters.com

    Still developing story can be found here:

    "Wife of Donald Trump Jr., exposed to white powder, hospitalized: NYPD" - http://www.reuters.com/article/us-us...-idUSKBN1FW26I

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    News Dump from What The Fuck Just Happened Today: https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday...02/12/day-389/

    Rachel Brand quit the Justice Department in part over fears that she'd have to take over the Russia investigation if Trump fired Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The Justice Department's No. 3 attorney had been unhappy with her job for months, telling friends that she felt overwhelmed and unsupported in her job, primarily because four of the 13 divisions she oversaw as the associate attorney general remained unfilled. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/jus...-might-n847156

    The White House proposed a $4.4 trillion federal budget, which calls for cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps and other social programs in favor of higher spending on the military and immigration enforcement. The plan calls for a "ready, larger, and more lethal military," $23 billion for border security and immigration enforcement, and $200 billion over the next decade for infrastructure spending. The State Department budget would be cut by 27% and the EPA would be cut by 34%. The budget will likely be ignored by Congress, which passed its own two-year spending plan last week. https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...3fe_story.html

    The Trump budget falls short of the longtime Republican goal of eliminating the federal deficit. The administration has reportedly conceded that the recent federal tax cuts and new spending increases have made eliminating the deficit an unattainable goal. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.66661fa00ad7

    Trump's infrastructure plan will provide up to $200 billion in federal funding to encourage cities and states to invest in roads, bridges, and other building projects. The goal is to incentivize $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending over the next 10 years without investing significant federal funding, while also reducing the time required to obtain environmental permits for the projects. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...rillion-403248

    Read the full text of Trump's infrastructure plan. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/12/read...ture-plan.html

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau dropped a lawsuit against a lender that allegedly charged people up to 950% interest rates. Led by Trump appointee Mick Mulvaney, the CFPB will operate under a "revised mission and vision of the bureau" for the years 2018 through 2022 will call upon the agency to "fulfill its statutory responsibilities but go no further." https://www.npr.org/2018/02/12/58498...ction-watchdog

    Scott Pruitt often uses taxpayer funds to fly first-class and stay at luxury hotels, using unspecified security concerns as justification. The Environmental Protection Agency Administrator typically brings a large group of aides with him on trips and usually flies with Delta, even though the government has contracts with specific airlines for specific routes. https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/12/polit...vel/index.html

    The Education Department won't investigate or take action on any complaints filed by transgender students who are banned from restrooms that match their gender identity. The Education and Justice Departments withdrew the Obama-era guidance on transgender restroom access in February 2017. https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominichold...dent-bathrooms

    U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon said he would boycott a visit to the White House. Rippon also refused a meeting with Pence before the competition citing the Trump administration's value and that Pence's support of "gay conversion therapy." http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefi...te-house-visit


    The U.S. and South Korea have agreed on terms to talk with North Korea – first by the South Koreans and then with the U.S. The U.S. will not stop imposing sanctions on Pyongyang until it begins to denuclearization, but the Trump administration is now willing to sit down and talk with the regime. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.e64c4b15809c

    Trump's inaugural committee won't revealed what it's doing with tens of millions of dollars it pledged to charity last year. The committee raised about $107 million, but only spent about half of it. The rest, it said, would go to charity. https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald...leftover-money

    Devin Nunes' "news" site went down after a distributed denial of service attack. The Nunes campaign has paid roughly $8,000 to a communications consultant since July to create "The California Republican," which is listed as a "Media/News Company" on Facebook and claims to deliver “the best of US, California, and Central Valley news, sports, and analysis.” https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...ws-site-402097

    Kirsten Gillibrand wants Congress to hold Trump accountable for the allegations of sexual misconduct against him. "I think he should resign, and if he's unwilling to do that, which is what I assume, then Congress should hold him accountable. We're obligated to have hearings," Gillibrand said in an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes." http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/3...-doesnt-resign

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    Gillibrand loves to say shit like that. And that's where it ends. No different than my mother saying for Congress to hold him accountable. No shit they should. But it's pretty obvious that this Congress won't.

    How about partnering up with others to get legislation holding accountability in all aspects of Federal and State government in regards to allegations of sexual misconduct, and lead an example by doing what you can.

    Bitching that Trump should be investigated about his sexual misconduct is just that. Bitching. You're not gaining any further support by complaining about it. People that already feel that way aren't voting for him. People that voted for him haven't changed their mind because women have continued in speaking about his misconduct. At this point the lines are drawn for people on whether they want these things investigated, or just dropped(and the further view that these women should be punished for slander). It's fine for her to speak her mind like any normal person would be saying "he maybe congress should look into that". But maybe don't say that when you have much closer contact to those actual people than the majority of voters do. And when it's abundantly clear that they are not going to do as you suggest.

    Something just bothers me so much about politicians that will complain about something rightful to be complained about, but while they have the ability to help create a solution for the bigger picture. If this bothers you so much, start fixing it on the level of working people. People that think and act like Trump are in every field. It's easy to point to the President who you oppose in every way on an issue like this. But that is all it is, easy.

    And the thing is, Gillibrand is fully bipartisan when it comes to these allegations against people of both parties, believing that they should be investigated fully and resign. Which is why it bothers me when instead of actually doing something, she comes out to say something dumb like this.

    Just as relevant as saying "we need Congress to pass universal healthcare, and fully Immigration reform with no strings attached". You're just not going to pass it right now. Fix what you can, and in 2020 point to it and say "Hey Mr. Trump, we did ____ to help in these sexual misconduct allegations for people and it has been very successful, why don't you support this" and let the orange thing give his awful response. The people that are instantly gonna assume it's overkill, or that women will lie are not going to be persuaded by any logic.


    There is a difference between a politician giving their reaction to something/someone with the point of using it as a tool, and just complaining. She is doing the latter. If you're just going to be all talk-no action, then please be quiet. But if you're in an actual position of power where you can levy this and use the anger against the President to hopefully rally people behind reform to help in these allegations for thousands of women, then actually do it.

    It's like a southern politician saying "the NRA is a terrorist organization and should be investigated for all of these shootings" but doing nothing to introduce more gun control regulations in your state. You made a valid point, but if you're not going to use that point to actual help someone​ effected by this very real issue, then why bring it up?
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    Democracy managed to avoid a major bullet today.

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckra...thdraws-census

    It seems likely that Trump's next pick will be a lateral move.
    Complicating things since 2009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Md-Martin View Post
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    And the thing is, Gillibrand is fully bipartisan when it comes to these allegations against people of both parties, believing that they should be investigated fully and resign.
    Or in Al Fraken's case forced to resign in the middle of an investigation, which seemed like a pretty pointless move designed to justify calls for Trump to step down.
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    I've often wondered about that myself; seems like being supported by people who only want you there so the world can end in fire (with you going to Hell in the process) would be somewhat off-putting
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    The Donald is now floating ideas to combat one of America's most insidious evil: poor people using food stamps.

    Specifically, the Trump budget proposal would gut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), better known as food stamps, by $17.2 billion in 2019 — equivalent to 22 percent of the program’s total cost last year — and implement a boxed food delivery program, a system that White House budget director Mick Mulvaney compared to Blue Apron.The proposal would bring a fundamental change to a program that for the past 40 years has allowed recipients to use SNAP benefits at grocery stores as if they were cash. SNAP provides an average of $125 per month to 42.2 million Americans.
    Under the full-scale redesign, the Agriculture Department would use a portion of those benefits to buy and deliver a package of U.S.-grown commodities — officially dubbed “America’s Harvest Box” — to recipients, using the government’s buying power to lower costs.
    The deliveries of government-purchased foods would account for roughly half of the benefits for the vast majority of SNAP households.
    The foods in the deliveries would include shelf-stable milk, juice, grains, cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans, and canned meat, fruits and vegetables, according to USDA. The department estimates that it could supply these goods at roughly half the cost of retail, slashing the cost of SNAP while still feeding the hungry.
    "Hey guys, I found a way to make life harder for poor people and give us a good source of grift money! Everybody wins!"

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    Yeah, we gotta stop giving these people handouts so they'll be more motivated to start making their own money. That's how poverty works, right?

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    I don't know what you guys are talking about. It's gonna be like blue apron! Have you guys seen Trump's washboard abs? He's gone give our poor the BEST diet. He's gone #TRUMP another Obama by out healthing Michele. AND he's gonna do it by getting those pesky poor people focused on NUTRITION instead of being LIBERAL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

    Just buy the Donald "J Stands for 'Just in shape while helping the poor" Trump workout video. Volumes 1-3, only $19.99, shipping and handling not included.

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    I'm sure that food distribution for the poor works better than the universal basic income for them to buy whatever they need.

    I'm sure that no mafia or dark interest will rise behind the production of these basic produces

    I'm sure that this is just a temporal measure to help them born out of the goodness of their heart.

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    Thia is one of those things that's going to come across as being reasonable to a lot of people because they operate under the assumption that people just use SNAP to buy junk food and don't want to work. They don't take into account that most people who need government assistance are either already working but don't make enough or can't work because of disability or child care needs.

    Providing things that require a lot of preparation to eat isn't going to work out nearly as well as they think.
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    Look what the New York Times dragged in to celebrate their record-breaking subscriber increase thanks to liberals signing up to defend the free press.



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    Meanwhile, the Washington Post Opinion section hired someone who, among other things, argued that poor people dying in a fire is good: https://splinternews.com/megan-mcard...c-n-1822969895

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    Oh goody, time to post this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiolino View Post

    Meanwhile, the Washington Post Opinion section hired someone who, among other things, argued that poor people dying in a fire is good: https://splinternews.com/megan-mcard...c-n-1822969895
    This is the same moron who thought we should teach kids to "gang rush" active shooters (following Sandy Hook), amongst hundreds of other stupid things.

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    Norton's already been canned.
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    Politco (to the NYT and WP): Hold my beer

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    "Sponsors would be exempt from the minimum wage."

    Wow. Just... I don't know where to even start.
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