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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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    Looks like you can get anything by just promising Trump a future beach condo

    https://www.axios.com/donald-trump-k...ef563e8e3.html

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    https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday...06/12/day-509/

    Day 509: A very special bond.

    1/ The Justice Department argued that Trump could continue to profit from foreign governments visiting his hotel in Washington, D.C. if he didn't explicitly provide something in return. A federal judge criticized the argument that Trump's financial interest in the Trump International Hotel in D.C. is constitutional. The lawsuit, brought by the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, claims that Trump's profits from the hotel violate the Emoluments Clause, which prohibits government employees from receiving financial benefits outside of their official salary. The judge promised to decide by the end of the July whether to allow the case to proceed to the next stage. (New York Times / BuzzFeed News / CNN)

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/11/polit...ing/index.html

    2/ Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump earned at least $82 million in outside income while serving as Trump's advisers during 2017. Kushner reported more than $5 million in income from a Kushner Cos. apartment complex in Plainsboro, N.J. (Washington Post)

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...=.cc17e4068a68

    3/ Ivanka Trump personally made $3.9 million last year from her stake in the Trump International Hotel. She made an additional $5 million from businesses connected to her personal brand, as well as roughly $2 million in 2017 in pay and severance from the Trump Payroll Corp. Her reported income from the hotel in 2017 was much higher than it was last year, when she reported about $2.4 million in income since it opened in September 2016. (Politico)

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...-profit-637361

    4/ Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee want to interview Ivanka Trump as part of the investigation into Russian election interference. The committee wants to interview Ivanka about "two separate national security questions." Sen. Ron Wyden said investigators should ask about her role in connecting a Russian weightlifter, Dmitry Klokov, with Michael Cohen. Klokov offered to connect her father to Putin in order to facilitate building a Trump Tower in Moscow. The other issue Wyden said investigators should ask about is China's decision to grant Ivanka trademarks around the same time her father promised to help Chinese telecom manufacturer ZTE stay in business. (BuzzFeed News)

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/emmaloop/de...e-russia-probe

    5/ The Senate blocked Trump's deal with Chinese telecom giant ZTE. The Senate's move comes less than a week after Trump struck a deal with ZTE that would keep the company in business with U.S. companies and markets. The ZTE deal would have forced the company to pay $1 billion in penalties, reorganize itself, and insert U.S. compliance officers into the company in exchange for access to U.S. consumers. ZTE is considered by the U.S. intelligence community to be a mechanism for espionage by selling phones that can be tracked and enabled to steal intellectual property. (NBC News)

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/con...p-deal-n882196

    Dept. of USA vs DPRK.

    *A quick collection of some of the top headlines following the Trump-Kim summit. *

    Trump promised to order an end to regular war games that the U.S. conducts with South Korea as part of his concessions to North Korea at the nuclear summit with Kim Jong Un. Trump said he "developed a very special bond" with the North Korean leader, and said Kim had "reaffirmed" his commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. "We’re ready to write a new chapter between our nations," Trump said at a press conference in Singapore. (Washington Post / New York Times)

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...=.9062092d1277

    Winners and losers from the Trump-Kim summit. Many details remain unresolved, including the concrete steps that North Korea will take in the denuclearization process. Still, the summit was a historic moment with some clear winners and losers. (Washington Post)

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...mp-kim-summit/

    Trump and Kim See New Chapter for Nations After Summit. In the statement they signed, Mr. Trump "committed to provide security guarantees" to North Korea, and Mr. Kim "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." (New York Times)

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/w...itmeeting.html

    Historic Trump-Kim summit ends with promise, light on substance. Several experts said the summit failed to secure any concrete commitments by Pyongyang for dismantling its nuclear arsenal. They also noted the statement did not refer to human rights in one of the world’s most repressive nations. (Reuters)

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-n...-idUSKBN1J72PM

    Trump's optimistic news conference after meeting with Kim Jong Un, annotated. Trump on Tuesday hailed a “comprehensive” agreement with North Korea at a news conference after meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore. (Washington Post)

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...-un-annotated/

    Full text: The joint statement signed by Trump and Kim. (Politico)

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...-summit-637541

    Notables.

    Five states are holding primaries today: Nevada, Virginia, Maine, South Carolina and North Dakota. This is everything you need to know about key races in each state.

    https://talk.whatthefuckjusthappened...key-dates/3493

    White House trade adviser Peter Navarro apologized for his "special place in hell" comments directed at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (Reuters)

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-g...idUSKBN1J8205?

    Trump's economic adviser suffered a heart attack. Larry Kudlow is currently being treated at Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland. A White House spokesperson said Kudlow is "doing well" after suffering a "very mild heart attack." (Politico / Bloomberg / CNBC)

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...-tweets-637534

    The Department of Justice will likely issue a public report next month on foreign efforts to interfere in U.S. elections and how to combat them. Jeff Sessions convened a cyber-digital task force in February, after facing criticism from Democrats to do more to address future foreign interference. (The Hill)

    http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecur...nterference-in

    Ted Cruz defended the Trump administration's policy of separating families at the border, saying it can be avoided if people stop illegally crossing the border. The separation happens regardless of whether a migrant is seeking asylum. (The Hill)

    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/3...ily-separation

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    This really does feel like a scene from the Office or Parks and Recs lol.


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    Of the primaries today, the most interesting one is probably Maine, which is trying out a ranked-choice voting system that's theoretically fairer and meant to counteract the splitting effects of third party candidates. Should be curious if voters understand the system and how turnout looks in response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwok View Post
    Of the primaries today, the most interesting one is probably Maine, which is trying out a ranked-choice voting system that's theoretically fairer and meant to counteract the splitting effects of third party candidates. Should be curious if voters understand the system and how turnout looks in response.
    Is that similar to California's jungle primaries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgamer82 View Post
    Is that similar to California's jungle primaries?
    Nope! Separate party primaries are still taking place, but the way the general election candidates are being selected is very different from traditional systems.

    Ranked choice voting basically means you go through the candidates for each office and rank your first, second, and third choices (w/ potentially more, but usually not). If there are more than two candidates are in the race, the one with the fewest first place votes is eliminated and those votes are distributed to each voter's next-ranked candidate. This process continues until one of the remaining candidates has won at least 50% of the votes.

    The idea here is to tally up the voters of similar dispositions but who voted for different candidates. It's meant to remove some of the risk of giving your first choice to a minor candidate and serve as a check on radicals attempting to steal a party's nomination. In Maine, it's seen as a direct backlash to proto-Trump Governor LePage, who originally won office with about 38% in both the Republican primary and the general election.

    LePage has actually said he might not certify tonight's results because he's a fuckwad. Anyways, we should be rooting for the ranked choice system's success since experts agree it's generally a better system than our current one.

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    For the record.

    1985: North Korea signs Nuclear NonProliferation Treaty
    1992: North Korea signs historic agreement to halt nuclear program! (#1)
    1994: North Korea signs historic agreement to halt nuclear program! (#2)
    1999: North Korea signs historic agreement to end missile tests
    2000: North Korea signs historic agreement to reunify Korea! Nobel Peace Prize is awarded
    2005: North Korea declares support for "denuclearization" of Korean peninsula
    2005: North Korea signs historic agreement to halt nuclear program and "denuclearize"! (#3)
    2006: North Korea declares support for "denuclearization" of Korean peninsula
    2006: North Korea again support for "denuclearization" of Korean peninsula
    2007: North Korea signs historic agreement to halt nuclear program! (#4)
    2007: N&S Korea sign agreement on reunification
    2010: North Korea commits to ending Korean War
    2010: North Korea announces commitment to "denuclearize"
    2010: North Korea again announces commitment to "denuclearize"
    2011: North Korea announces plan to halt nuclear and missile tests
    2012: North Korea announces halt to nuclear program
    2015: North Korea offers to halt nuclear tests
    2016: North Korea again announces support for "denuclearization"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    For the record.

    1985: North Korea signs Nuclear NonProliferation Treaty
    1992: North Korea signs historic agreement to halt nuclear program! (#1)
    1994: North Korea signs historic agreement to halt nuclear program! (#2)
    1999: North Korea signs historic agreement to end missile tests
    2000: North Korea signs historic agreement to reunify Korea! Nobel Peace Prize is awarded
    2005: North Korea declares support for "denuclearization" of Korean peninsula
    2005: North Korea signs historic agreement to halt nuclear program and "denuclearize"! (#3)
    2006: North Korea declares support for "denuclearization" of Korean peninsula
    2006: North Korea again support for "denuclearization" of Korean peninsula
    2007: North Korea signs historic agreement to halt nuclear program! (#4)
    2007: N&S Korea sign agreement on reunification
    2010: North Korea commits to ending Korean War
    2010: North Korea announces commitment to "denuclearize"
    2010: North Korea again announces commitment to "denuclearize"
    2011: North Korea announces plan to halt nuclear and missile tests
    2012: North Korea announces halt to nuclear program
    2015: North Korea offers to halt nuclear tests
    2016: North Korea again announces support for "denuclearization"
    In other words when North Korea says its for denucleariztion in any form, they are playing a broken record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katzztar View Post
    In other words when North Korea says its for denucleariztion in any form, they are playing a broken record.
    It should also be noted that Trump is promising "a step back from nuclear catastrophe" while thanking "Chairman Kim" on twitter. That...is probably going to backfire.

    I saw the tweet while looking up primaries, since google saw Trump's also smacktalking Sanford. He hates him more then Kim apparently.

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    Democrats flipped a deep red state senate seat in Wisconsin, so expect Scott Walker to whine about it on Twitter any moment now. Especially since he was petty enough to refuse to hold the election in the first place.

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    Meanwhile on the primary elections side of things, Virginia Republicans (who have probably been in a bit of a panic for the past few years) have decided to run neoconfederate Corey Stewart against Tim Kaine this November.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyan D. Funk View Post
    Meanwhile on the primary elections side of things, Virginia Republicans (who have probably been in a bit of a panic for the past few years) have decided to run neoconfederate Corey Stewart against Tim Kaine this November.
    Virginia Republicans are extremely mad that they slept through the state becoming a light blue one, and weren't able to buck up and try to strangle this development in the cradle like the North Carolina Republicans.

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    I love how Trump's less than worthless summit got upstaged by a raccoon.
    Complicating things since 2009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoment View Post
    It should also be noted that Trump is promising "a step back from nuclear catastrophe" while thanking "Chairman Kim" on twitter. That...is probably going to backfire.

    I saw the tweet while looking up primaries, since google saw Trump's also smacktalking Sanford. He hates him more then Kim apparently.
    naa m8, that's totally how Kim likes to communicate, he have just met with what could be his BFF, he's just like; ooh this dude called me RocketMan and keeps mocking me, I should totally make peace with him.
    that's the childish way they both make politics, every other president tried the adult way and failed.








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    You guys can make up your own jokes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    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 Green_vs_Red View Post
    You guys can make up your own jokes

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/abcnews...-race-55855442
    What's the big deal? I like this guy. He might very well be the first GOP to be honest about his relationship with women. It's refreshing.

    Also, I'm having a tough time keeping track of the NK summit deal. In part because, NK is making declarations of concessions that weren't part of the deal, meanwhile over here Trump is doing the exact same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoment View Post
    What's the big deal? I like this guy. He might very well be the first GOP to be honest about his relationship with women. It's refreshing.
    Nothing on the whole it's just that Republicans love to talk about how everyone needs to be held to a moral standard yet they're okay with potentially electing pimps to office, legal pimps yes but still.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    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 onemoment View Post
    What's the big deal? I like this guy. He might very well be the first GOP to be honest about his relationship with women. It's refreshing.
    Careful there: https://nypost.com/2018/04/19/prosti...-his-brothels/

    Pretty buried lede with this dude.

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