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    Quote Originally Posted by Satsuki View Post
    Seriously, if Roosevelt was here he'd break every one of Trump's limbs.
    Well he'd have to have two good set of legs to chase him down first.
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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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    Are you making an FDR joke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGreenBlue View Post
    Are you making an FDR joke?
    I suppose so .
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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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    I really like that quote, also he was a Republican xD
    If you're looking at any president from 100 years ago or more, switch their parties around, the good and the bad. (Not accounting for the Whig party) And any president before Nixon you can mostly flip. Both parties try to claim the greats from throughout their history as their own, but its a little disingenuous for the current republican party to be "The party of Lincoln".

    The parties switched almost all their stances for a variety of reasons over the years. In the 30's they switched who was for big government and who was for small, at least partly because of the great depression, New Deal, and WW2 all being major world shaping events. Then in 64 Johnson signing the Civil Rights act, which flipped them the rest of the way and turned the south Red because, you know, racism and a history of being slave owners that the south is oh so proud of for some insane reason.

    Its going through another evolution where Republicans are going full tilt on the racism and hating of women, where now its text instead of just subtext, so we'll see where that takes things. It won them Trump but its hard to imagine the party not suffering for that for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green_vs_Red View Post
    Well he'd have to have two good set of legs to chase him down first.
    I meant Teddy Roosevelt, not FDR, or did you know that and I'm just missing the joke?

    Not that FDR wouldn't love to break all of Trump's limbs too, but stuck to the wheelchair I'm sure he could think of something just as satisfying. Or tell Truman to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satsuki View Post
    I meant Teddy Roosevelt, not FDR, or did you know that and I'm just missing the joke?
    No I honestly didn't and given Teddy's luck I don't know if I risk him racking up another debilitating injury or health related problem. Trying to throw down with the guy who thinks McDonald's and Diet Coke is good eating.

    Quote Originally Posted by Satsuki View Post
    Not that FDR wouldn't love to break all of Trump's limbs too, but stuck to the wheelchair I'm sure he could think of something just as satisfying. Or tell Truman to do it.
    Hey get Eisenhower too....eventhough he gave a bone to evangelicals at the time with that "under god" and "in god we trust" nonsense.
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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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    https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday...06/10/day-872/

    Day 872: Possibly catastrophic

    1/ The Justice Department agreed to provide Congress with "key evidence" collected by Robert Mueller related to obstruction of justice and abuse of power by Trump. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said "Mueller's most important files" will be available to all committee members, allowing "us to perform our constitutional duties and decide how to respond to the allegations laid out against the President by the Special Counsel." The House Judiciary Committee, however, moved no closer to securing testimony from Mueller or other figures, such as former White House counsel Donald McGahn, who has declined to testify, citing Trump administration lawyers. (New York Times / CNN / Washington Post)

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/10/polit...-william-barr/

    2/ Jerry Nadler agreed to delay a vote to hold Barr and McGahn in contempt of Congress after reaching the deal with the Department of Justice for evidence from the Mueller report. The House will still proceed with a vote to authorize the House Judiciary Committee to take Barr to federal court to fully enforce its subpoena, but will not formally vote to hold Barr in contempt. "If the Department proceeds in good faith and we are able to obtain everything that we need, then there will be no need to take further steps," Nadler said. "If important information is held back, then we will have no choice but to enforce our subpoena in court and consider other remedies." (ABC News / NBC News / NPR)

    https://www.npr.org/2019/06/10/73130...ote-is-still-o

    3/ Trump backed off his threat to impose tariffs on all Mexican goods, tweeting that the U.S. reached an agreement with Mexico to reduce the number of migrants at the southern border. According to a joint statement, Mexico agreed to "take unprecedented steps to increase enforcement to curb irregular migration," including the deployment of thousands of national guard troops to its border with Guatemala to stop migrants from reaching the U.S. Mexico also agreed to an expansion of a Trump administration program to host more migrants seeking asylum while their court proceedings are in progress in the U.S. (New York Times / Washington Post)

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...b9b_story.html

    READ: The United States-Mexico Joint Declaration released by the State Department. (New York Times)

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/07/u...ico-trump.html
    4/ Mexico had already agreed to deploy its National Guard several months ago. The Mexican government agreed to the "deployment of its National Guard throughout Mexico, giving priority to its southern border" during secret talks with Kirstjen Nielsen back in March. And, the agreement to host asylum seekers in Mexico while their cases proceed in the U.S. was reached in December. Trump, however, tweeted on Saturday that he was "very excited about the new deal with Mexico." (New York Times / Reuters)

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKCN1TA0GM

    5/ Trump claimed there are "some things….. …..not mentioned" in the deal with Mexico, promising they'll be revealed "in the not too distant future." Mexico's Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard, however, contradicted Trump's claim that a "fully signed and documented" agreement would be revealed soon, saying there were no undisclosed parts of the U.S.-Mexico deal. Trump also claimed that Mexico agreed to "immediately begin buying large quantities of agricultural product from our great patriot farmers." There is no evidence, however, that an agreement on agricultural trade was agreed to and three Mexican officials have denied that it exists. (Politico / Associated Press / ABC News / New York Times / CNN / Bloomberg / Business Insider)

    https://www.apnews.com/7bedd8e672dd4f6ca3ffe2b3fd78fe0f

    6/ The White House blocked a State Department intelligence agency from submitting written testimony that human-caused climate change is "possibly catastrophic" to national security. The written testimony by the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research for a House Intelligence Committee hearing outlined that "absent extensive mitigating factors or events, we see few plausible future scenarios where significant — possibly catastrophic — harm does not arise from the compounded effects of climate change." Officials from the White House's Office of Legislative Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, and National Security Council all objected to parts of the testimony because it did not align with the Trump administration's official stance. The analyst, Rod Schoonover, was ultimately allowed to speak before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, but the White House refused to approve Schoonover's written testimony for entry into the permanent Congressional Record. (Washington Post / New York Times)

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/clima...-catastrophic/

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested that people deal with climate change by "mov[ing] to different places." Pomeo claimed that the climate "always changes," and so "societies reorganize" and "we will figure out responses to this that address these issues in important and fundamental ways." (Talking Points Memo)

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/p...fferent-places
    Notables

    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao set up a special liaison to deal with grant applications from her husband Mitch McConnell's state of Kentucky. The deal allowed at least $78 million for preferred projects to go through while McConnell campaigned for reelection. Chao personally asked Todd Inman to serve as intermediary and help advise McConnell and local officials on specific grants that McConnell designated. One grant for a highway improvement project in a McConnell political stronghold had already been rejected on two separate occasions. (Politico)

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/...e-chao-1358068

    A real estate company part-owned by Jared Kushner received $90 million in foreign funding since 2017. Kushner failed to list the company, Cadre, on his first ethics disclosure, but later adding the company and calling it an inadvertent omission. (The Guardian)

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...-goldman-sachs

    A bipartisan group of Senators is attempting to block Trump's sale of arms to Saudi Arabia. Senators are using a provision in the Foreign Assistance Act to request a report from the Trump administration on Saudi Arabia's human rights record, which could trigger a vote to halt the billions of dollars in arms sales that Mike Pompeo is pushing for despite opposition from Congress. (Politico / NBC News / The Hill)

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/con...-arms-n1015581

    The Trump administration rejected requests from U.S. embassies to fly the rainbow pride flag on embassy flagpoles during Pride Month. An advisory cable last year directed diplomats to obtain top-level approval from the State Department's Office of Management to fly a rainbow flag. Requests by U.S. embassies in Israel, Germany, Brazil and Latvia to fly the pride flag on their flagpoles have been denied. (NBC News / Washington Post)

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/nat...t-fly-n1015236

    The symbolic oak tree Emmanuel Macron gave to Trump last year has died. Macron tweeted at the time that the sapling would be "a reminder … of these ties that bind us" and the "tenacity of the friendship" of the two nations. (The Guardian)

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...riendship-dies

    Trump has made at least 10,796 false or misleading claims since taking office. Trump has averaged about 12 false claims a day. (Washington Post)

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...ims-over-days/

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    Biden's very consistent pitch is that Republicans are actually great (which makes sense since he loves voting like one).


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    Gee it's almost like the republican obstructionism under Obama was a figment of people's imaginations.
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    You can't ignore the Republican Party as much as one would like to. Not being able to work with each other and find an acceptable outcome is one of the major problems of our government right now.

    Not that I'm backing Biden here, he's not the guy I want to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
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    Oh no, you misunderstood me. I said he was Republican to the idea how if the members that support Trump would read this quote they be like OwO

    I know there was a change in shift between the parties xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satsuki View Post
    You can't ignore the Republican Party as much as one would like to. Not being able to work with each other and find an acceptable outcome is one of the major problems of our government right now.

    Not that I'm backing Biden here, he's not the guy I want to see.
    You're both sidesing this. Obama did nothing but reach out to the GOP and they called him an illegitimate Kenyan socialist Muslim, stole his Supreme Court pick and elected a demented baby who undid all of Obama's accomplishments (Uncle Joe should know this since he was right there. But he's also really old so he might've forgotten).

    Electing a bipartisan clown rather than someone who sees the GOP as the existential threat that it is could have serious consequences: https://www.thenation.com/article/bi...authoritarian/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiolino View Post
    You're both sidesing this. Obama did nothing but reach out to the GOP and they called him an illegitimate Kenyan socialist Muslim, stole his Supreme Court pick and elected a demented baby who undid all of Obama's accomplishments (Uncle Joe should know this since he was right there. But he's also really old so he might've forgotten).

    Electing a bipartisan clown rather than someone who sees the GOP as the existential threat that it is could have serious consequences: https://www.thenation.com/article/bi...authoritarian/
    I'm forced to agree, here. Much as I personally loathe the "THEIR SIDE BAD!!!!!" brand of politics we have today, the Republican party as it currently exists is objectively the less competent and trustworthy of the two parties whose policies deserve to be opposed at every turn.


    In other news: https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/2019/06/11/day-873/

    Day 873: Not off the table


    1/ The White House will review and decide what evidence from Robert Mueller's report the House Judiciary Committee gets to see. The Trump administration will work with the Justice Department and is expected to assert executive privilege to limit the documents the committee has access to. (Daily Beast)
    • Day 872: The Justice Department agreed to provide Congress with "key evidence" collected by Robert Mueller related to obstruction of justice and abuse of power by Trump. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said "Mueller's most important files" will be available to all committee members, allowing "us to perform our constitutional duties and decide how to respond to the allegations laid out against the President by the Special Counsel." The House Judiciary Committee, however, moved no closer to securing testimony from Mueller or other figures, such as former White House counsel Donald McGahn, who has declined to testify, citing Trump administration lawyers. (New York Times / CNN / Washington Post)
    2/ The House authorized committee chairs to sue the Trump administration in federal court to enforce a series of subpoenas. The House Judiciary Committee can now begin legal proceedings to enforce the panel's subpoenas for Mueller's evidence and force former White House Counsel Donald McGahn to cooperate with the panels' probe into whether Trump obstructed justice. The move also empowers other committee chairmen to seek enforcement of their own subpoenas for testimony and documents, such as Trump's tax returns. The measure, however, stopped short of a criminal contempt citation for Attorney General William Barr and McGahn. (Politico / Washington Post / Wall Street Journal / Bloomberg)
    • The Justice Department advised Trump to invoke executive privilege to block House Democrats' access to documents about efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd threatened the blanket assertion of privilege if the House Oversight and Reform Committee proceeds with a scheduled vote on Wednesday to hold Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress. (Politico)
    3/ Trump Jr. will be interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee behind closed doors on Wednesday. The Republican-led committee subpoenaed Trump Jr last month, angering Trump and his allies. Trump Jr. will testify for two-to-four hours on a half dozen topics, including the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting and the Trump Tower Moscow project. (CNN)
    • Day 840: Mick Mulvaney criticized Republicans for not informing him that Trump Jr. would be subpoenaed by the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign. The acting White House chief of staff called it "bad form" to "not at least get a heads-up" from the Republican-led committee. Senator Richard Blumenthal said that "If [Trump Jr.] fails to comply with a lawful subpoena, he has no privilege, prison is the only answer." Trump Jr. is expected to assert his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination in order to resist testifying about his contacts with Russia. (Washington Post / Politico/ CNN / The Hill / Reuters)
    • Day 839: The Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Trump Jr. to answer questions about his previous testimony related to the Russia investigation. Trump Jr. testified before the committee in September 2017 that he was only "peripherally aware" of the proposed plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Michael Cohen, however, told a House committee earlier this year that he had met with both Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump "approximately 10" times to brief them about the Trump Tower plan. The Republican-led committee wants Trump Jr. to answer questions about his claim to have limited knowledge of the plan. (Axios / CNBC / New York Times)
    • Day 680: Trump Jr.'s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee conflicts with Michael Cohen's version of events regarding negotiations of a prospective Trump Tower in Moscow. In Cohen's version, he says the discussions with at least one Russian government official continued through June 2016. Trump Jr. testified in September 2017 that talks surrounding a Trump Tower in Moscow concluded without result "at the end" of 2014 and "certainly not [20]16. There was never a definitive end to it. It just died of deal fatigue." Trump Jr. told the Senate committee that he "wasn't involved," knew "very little," and was only "peripherally aware" of the deal other than a letter of intent was signed by Trump. He also said he didn't know that Cohen had sent an email to Putin's aide, Dmitry Peskov. In Cohen's guilty plea, he said he briefed Trump's family members about the continued negotiations. (NPR / USA Today)
    4/ Speaker Nancy Pelosi said impeachment is "not off the table,"but that the Democratic caucus is "not even close" to moving forward with impeaching Trump. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, meanwhile, has twice urged Pelosi in private to open a formal impeachment inquiry. (CNN / Axios / Politico)
    • Rep. Justin Amash stepped down from the right-wing House Freedom Caucus, which he co-founded, less than a month after becoming the first Republican to admit that Trump committed impeachable offenses. Amash said he "didn't want to be a further distraction for the group" after tweeting that Mueller's report contained "multiple examples" of Trump committing obstruction of justice. Trump called Amash "a loser for a long time." Amash is now facing a primary challenge from a Trump supporter. (CNN / Fox News / Politico / Axios / Washington Post)
    poll/ 70% of American voters say the economy is "excellent" or "good," but only 41% of voters say Trump deserves credit for it. Another 27% said Trump does not deserve credit and 28% say the economy is "not so good" or "poor." (Quinnipiac)

    Notables.
    1. Trump ordered his aides to lie about the results of his campaign's internal polling efforts in key battleground states. After he was briefed on the results of a 17-state poll conducted by his campaign pollster, Tony Fabrizio, Trump told aides to publicly deny that he was trailing Joe Biden in states like Texas, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. When details about the polls leaked, he also told aides to say publicly that other polling data showed him doing well. (New York Times / The Week)
    2. The Trump campaign is considering putting resources into Oregon – a state where Hillary Clinton beat Trump by 11 percentage points in 2016. (CNN)
    3. Three Republican former heads of the EPA accused the agency's current leadership of taking a "catastrophic" approach to climate change by "undermining [the] science." (ABC News)
    4. Mike Pence confirmed that American embassies were banned from flying the pride flag on their embassy flagpoles, calling it "the right decision." Pence added that "when it comes to the American flagpole, and American embassies and capitals around the world, one American flag flies." (Washington Post / USA Today / NBC News)
    5. Trump's former Chief of Staff Reince Preibus joined the Navy. Preibus was sworn in as an entry-level officer by Pence during a commissioning ceremony. (Washington Post)
    6. Trump appears to be having second thoughts about his next secretary of defense. Last week, Trump asked several confidants about alternative candidates for nominee Patrick Shanahan. (NBC News)
    7. Trump distinguished between himself and Richard Nixon about the possibility of impeachment. "He left. I don't leave," Trump said. "A big difference." (Politico)

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    1. Trump distinguished between himself and Richard Nixon about the possibility of impeachment. "He left. I don't leave," Trump said. "A big difference." (Politico)
    See any normal....


    no.


    Any rational.


    No.


    Any competent.


    No.



    Any AMERICAN when comparing themselves to the poster image of a corrupt politician who was caught obviously lying and conniving, committing outright criminal acts, would instead draw the comparison at:

    "They broke the law and i didn't"

    not

    "They resigned when faced with the great reality they will be impeached and charged with multiple criminal acts, unlike I who will NOT resign in the face of similar charges"
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    He left, I don't leave.
    Yeah just like you didn't leave the Iran Nuclear deal for still vague and poorly defined reasons.

    Someone should've called him out for that but alas.
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    https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday...06/12/day-874/

    Day 874: Not at all worried
    1/ Trump asserted executive privilege over subpoenaed documents about the administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The move, on the advice of the Justice Department, was meant to undercut a vote later in the day by the House Oversight Committee to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for refusing to turn over the materials. Hours later the committee voted 24-15 to advance the contempt measures against Barr and Ross. The full House will need to hold a floor vote in order to to file a lawsuit to enforce the committee's subpoenas. (Washington Post / NBC News / Politico / New York Times / Axios / Associated Press / Wall Street Journal)

    https://apnews.com/292e6a9a05f345ae83bff304efebf76b

    2/ Trump Jr. said he's "not at all worried" about perjury charges over suspicions he previously lied to Congress. "There was nothing to change," Trump Jr. said following his closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee today. In February, Michael Cohen testified that he briefed Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump about negotiations regarding the Trump Tower Moscow project. Cohen also told Congress that he believed he heard Trump Jr. talking with his father about the Trump Tower meeting between him, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, and a Russian lawyer promising damaging information on Hillary Clinton. (CNN / Washington Post / Politico / Talking Points Memo)

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/12/polit...jr-testifying/

    Michael Flynn's new attorney is one of the earliest and fiercest critics of the Justice Department and the FBI's investigation into a potential conspiracy between Trump's campaign and Russia. Sidney Powell, a former Justice Department attorney, claimed that Flynn was spied on as part of a "set-up" by the FBI and that his case should be "dismissed." Flynn pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI and agreed to cooperate with Mueller's investigation. (The Hill / Politico / CNN)

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/12/polit...sidney-powell/

    The House Intelligence Committee chairman threatened to subpoena FBI Director Christopher Wray for information related to the counterintelligence investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Adam Schiff said he has been unable to get information on the status or findings of the counterintelligence probe. (The Hill / Associated Press / Politico / CNN)

    https://www.apnews.com/be67be02cbb44bd7a42d1429fdae8824

    3/ Hope Hicks agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee next Wednesday. Hicks will be the first former Trump aide to go before the committee investigating whether Trump tried to obstruct a probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Her testimony will be behind closed doors but a transcript will be released to the public. (Washington Post / Wall Street Journal)

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...c04_story.html

    4/ Kamala Harris – if elected – said her Justice Department "would have no choice" but to prosecute Trump after his term in office. "There has to be accountability," Harris added. "Everyone should be held accountable, and the president is not above the law." (NPR / Axios)

    https://www.npr.org/2019/06/08/73094...ter-presidency

    poll/ 69% of voters said a sitting president should be subject to criminal charges, while 24% said a president should be charged with crimes after they leave office. 52% of Republicans, 83% of Democrats, and 68% of independent voters all support charging a sitting president. 55% of voters say Robert Mueller's report did not clear Trump of wrongdoing. (Quinnipiac)

    https://poll.qu.edu/national/release...ReleaseID=2628


    Notables

    Trump publicly came out against the use of CIA informants to spy on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying it would not happen on his watch. Trump's comments came a day after reports that Kim's half-brother, who was killed at the Kuala Lumpur airport in 2017, was a CIA source. "I saw the information about the CIA, with respect to his brother, or half-brother," Trump told reporters. "And I would tell [Kim Jong Un] that would not happen under my auspices, that's for sure. I wouldn't let that happen under my auspices." (Reuters)

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKCN1TC256

    Trump held up a document and claimed it was a "secret" deal with Mexico to avoid further tariffs. Mexican officials had already revealed most of it. Photographs of the document show language about "a regional approach to burden-sharing in relation to the processing of refugee status claims to migrants." The document also refers to a window of "45 days," and says Mexico has committed to examining and changing its laws in order to implement the agreement. Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said the Friday agreement with the U.S. gave Mexico 45 days to prove that it could diminish migration without agreeing to a "safe third country" deal, in which Central American migrants would be held in Mexico while their claims are processed. (Washington Post / Reuters / The Guardian)

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKCN1TC1IP

    Trump – without evidence – claimed he is "winning in every single state that we polled." Trump, however, was recently briefed on a 17-state poll by his campaign that showed him trailing Biden in many of the states he needs to win in 2020. He then instructed aides to deny the results of the campaign's internal polling. "We have great internal polling," Trump added. (Washington Post)

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...6e8_story.html

    Mitch McConnell dismissed reports that his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, helped steer federal funding to his home state of Kentucky. When asked about the allegations of special treatment, McConnell joked that he was disappointed that Chao wasn't able to steer enough funds his way. "You know, I was complaining to her just last night: 169 projects, and Kentucky got only five," McConnell said. "I hope we'll do a lot better next year." (Washington Post)

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...=.fbfd671e4ce8

    The U.S. budget deficit widened to $738.6 billion – a $206 billion increase from a year earlier. (Bloomberg)

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...s-left-in-year

    At least 22 foreign governments have spent money at Trump Organization properties. According to news accounts and other public records, at least nine foreign governments were involved in hosting events at a Trump property, at least nine foreign governments rented or purchased property in buildings or communities owned by Trump businesses, representatives of at least five foreign governments have stayed at a Trump property, and at least eight foreign governments or their representatives attended parties or gatherings at Trump properties. (NBC News)

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/don...rties-n1015806

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgamer82 View Post
    I'm forced to agree, here. Much as I personally loathe the "THEIR SIDE BAD!!!!!" brand of politics we have today, the Republican party as it currently exists is objectively the less competent and trustworthy of the two parties whose policies deserve to be opposed at every turn.
    This is sadly true, I suppose. I just try to think of the conservatives I do know who are actually really nice people.

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    The DNC has announced the list of candidates qualifying for the first debates.

    Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado
    Former Vice President Joe Biden*
    Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey*
    South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg*
    Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro*
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
    Former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii*
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York*
    Sen. Kamala Harris of California*
    Former Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado
    Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington*
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota*
    Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas*
    Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio
    Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont*
    Rep. Eric Swalwell of California
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts*
    Author Marianne Williamson*
    Entrepreneur Andrew Yang*

    They've increased the donor and poll threshold from here on out so this might be a one-and-done for several of these. The asterisk means that they met both standards for inclusion.

    Those not meeting the requirements include: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Mayor Wayne Messam (Miramar, Florida); and Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts. Plus the teenagers that are doing the Weekend At Bernie's thing with Mike Gravel.
    Complicating things since 2009.

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    The DNC has announced the list of candidates qualifying for the first debates.
    The DNC has helpfully provided a song to help remember how many candidates are running.


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    Howard Schultz is, of course, a late seasons Digimon.
    Complicating things since 2009.

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