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Christian Nationalists Are Drafting Legislation for State Republicans: Report

Christian Nationalists Are Drafting Legislation for State Republicans: Report


Via: Larry Hampton  •  51 comments  •  58 minutes ago
Jan 26 4:08pm @10 Not sure why people get up in arms over a seed like this. There are outside groups that try to write up and push laws at all levels of government, from all sides of the political spectrum. Some of...
Supreme Court To Decide If Atheism Can Keep Its Monopoly On K-12 Schools

Supreme Court To Decide If Atheism Can Keep Its Monopoly On K-12 Schools


Via: Vic Eldred  •  203 comments  •  3 days ago  •  LOCKED
Today the U.S. Supreme Court hears a case that could determine whether parents and taxpayers have any choices about the kind of religion American children are taught with taxpayer funds.   Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue  concerns whether private donations may support schools that make their religious beliefs explicit. It could also undo a century of U.S. court and legislative...
Jan 24 9:41am @2 There's another thread also talking about that.  My take is if a state is going to allow vouchers for school choice then they must allow all schools. Excluding religious schools is just another...
Young Americans Want Trump Gone

Young Americans Want Trump Gone


By: JohnRussell  •  112 comments  •  7 hours ago
Almost 2/3 of Americans age 18-29 think President Trump should be found guilty in his impeachment trial and removed from office, according to a new poll released by Pew research.  "63% of those under 30 say the trial should lead to Trump’s removal." I wonder how many of that 63% will be persuaded over the next 10 months to change their opinion of Trump and vote for him in November....
Jan 23 2:37pm @7.2.5 Way to not read what I typed.  I said if Clinton won 100% of the votes in the states she carried in 2016.  Yes I know that's statistically impossible, but you are the one comparing apples to...
Jan 23 11:28am @7 Depends on which states make up the vote.  Had Clinton won 100% of the vote in all the states she won back in 2016 she would have taken in 41% of the vote based on total population. But still would...
Trump Says We Should Protect The Inventor Of The Wheel

Trump Says We Should Protect The Inventor Of The Wheel


Via: Tessylo  •  18 comments  •  57 minutes ago
POLITICS  01/22/2020 07:44 pm ET Trump Says We Should Protect The Inventor Of The Wheel The wheel originated in Mesopotamia around 5,500 years ago. By Josephine Harvey Ancient Mesopotamians might have been interested to know that someday a world leader would...
Jan 23 9:53am @2.1 Agreed. I think it was more that we need to protect the people who invent new things, not comparing older inventions with modern inventions. One would have to admit that when it was invented the...
Next Step After The Impeachment Trial May Be An Expungement And Having The Impeachment Stricken From The Record

Next Step After The Impeachment Trial May Be An Expungement And Having The Impeachment Stricken From The Record


By: Citizen Kane-473667  •  368 comments  •  3 hours ago
It is almost a foregone conclusion that the Senate will acquit Trump of the Impeachment handed down by the House, and well it should considering the entire thing has been based on hearsay evidence and "feelings". I certainly wouldn't want a Justice System to decide an individuals freedom, or lack thereof, to be based simply on rumors and impressions of what people who don't like me want to...
Jan 19 1:54pm @3.2.2 I can only hope the lesson is learned from this fiasco, but IMO the average intelligence of Congress is just below that of the average dachshund.
Jan 19 12:26pm @3.2 Yep. However if I had my choice I would hope that it could be expunged from the record. I would hate the next time we have a President who is unliked by the opposing political party who also...
Senate Rules

Senate Rules


By: Vic Eldred  •  186 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
As the Articles of Impeachment are transferred from the House of Representatives to the US Senate, amid much fanfare, the trial will be much more somber and deliberate, in stark contrast to the inquiry conducted by the House. Yesterday Pelosi and co had their last moment of self-aggrandizement. At 12PM the articles of impeachment will be delivered. The seven impeachment managers selected...
Jan 16 8:43pm @15.1.19 "..." No more so than the Kavanaugh hearings. Makes one wonder when the next one will show up with information on Trump...
Jan 16 12:10pm @9.1.2 It's hard to believe they keep pushing that party line. Rather than follow the established precedent of negotiating with the Executive branch and when negotiations fail go to court, the House...
Jan 16 12:04pm @2.2.23 Da comrade, didn't you get memo...  Dis is not United States America, Dis is Union of Socialist States America...  In dis land you guilty until proven innocent. 
Is It Possible-Voting Our Way Out Of The Swamp?

Is It Possible-Voting Our Way Out Of The Swamp?


By: Citizen Kane-473667  •  141 comments  •  5 days ago
Is it possible to vote our way out of this mess in State Legislatures,  Congress, and the White House?  Seriously, can it be done??? I think we could, but it would require everyone to vote for the people who actually represent the values they hold dearest.  BUT!!! It would also require that you automatically eliminate the Incumbent politicians. You know, the ones that depend on...
Jan 16 8:38pm @2.1 There's too many hardcore on both sides TBH. I seem to remember reading an article many years ago that stated less than 5% of incumbents are voted out of office, the majority them retire or decide...
Lev Parnas implicates Trump on the eve of Senate impeachment trial

Lev Parnas implicates Trump on the eve of Senate impeachment trial


Via: Tessylo  •  90 comments  •  one week ago
Yahoo News Lev Parnas implicates Trump on the eve of Senate impeachment trial David Knowles Editor January 15, 2020, 9:56 PM EST Giuliani associate Lev Parnas implicates Trump on the eve of Senate impeachment trial Lev Parnas, a key player in President Trump’s efforts to obtain a Ukrainian investigation of former Vice President Joe...
Jan 16 10:22am @7.2.15 "..." wait...  isn't this exactly what the Democrats in the House did with the impeachment?  They were in such a rush because getting the impeachment in was so important that they then sat on...
Stephen King backtracks on diversity comments after criticism

Stephen King backtracks on diversity comments after criticism


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  16 comments  •  one week ago
Jan 15 10:02am @4.1 "..." Very much agreed, but it is getting better. Call it out when it's wrong (such as casting John Wayne as Genghis Khan) but don't get so up in arms just because a person of color was not...
America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump

America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump


Via: Larry Hampton  •  80 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Jan 14 3:10pm @2.2 I'm gonna have to look for a repeat of the show (at least PBS does a lot of repeats) as this does look interesting. But I would hazard the divide started earlier. Reagan was pushback against Carter...
23% Of Americans Can Identify Iran On A World Map

23% Of Americans Can Identify Iran On A World Map


Via: JohnRussell  •  30 comments  •  2 weeks ago
https://twitter.com/jpiacenza/status/1214897511414013954/photo/1
Jan 10 8:41am @3.1.6 "..." When 22% of the adult population doesn't even read a single book a year....
Jan 10 8:39am @1.2.2 Absolutely true. It's estimated that 6% of young people in the US cannot identify the United States on a map. This is an older document but I cannot believe our educational system has gotten any...
Israel unveils breakthrough laser to intercept missiles, aerial threats

Israel unveils breakthrough laser to intercept missiles, aerial threats


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  13 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Jan 10 8:33am @1.1.2 This is all very cool. It's interesting to think what changes will come in the next 20-40 years,  as technological changes seem to run faster as time goes on.  Just don't change the uniforms to...
GOP leader suggests Trump had to strike Iran because of impeachment

GOP leader suggests Trump had to strike Iran because of impeachment


Via: Tessylo  •  16 comments  •  2 weeks ago
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) National GOP leader suggests Trump had to strike Iran because of impeachment By   Dan Desai Martin   - January 7, 2020 11:13 AM House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed impeachment was somehow to blame for Trump's escalation with...
Jan 09 11:38am @1.1.3 I think that headline is a little misleading. I read the article to indicate he suggested Trump had to strike because Schiff and the Intelligence committee was too busy with the impeachment...
Democratic impeachment case collapses under weight of time

Democratic impeachment case collapses under weight of time


Via: Vic Eldred  •  199 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
As the House and Senate continue their bitter struggle over the coming impeachment trial of  President Trump , a judge in the District of Columbia issued an opinion that was largely lost in the crush of New Years stories. The opinion could loom large in the Senate trial, however, and one line in particular, which states “the House clearly has no intention of pursuing” the witness , may...
Jan 09 9:46am @2.2 This says it right here... "..." Some Democrats have been stating for years that they have seen evidence that proves guilt. So if they have built an impeachment document that overwhelmingly...
Defiant Trump doubles down on threat to Iran cultural sites

Defiant Trump doubles down on threat to Iran cultural sites


Via: Krishna  •  53 comments  •  3 weeks ago
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that "every target that we strike will be a lawful target" (AFP Photo/Johannes EISELE) Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump doubled down Sunday on a threat to attack Iranian cultural sites despite accusations that any such strike would amount to a war crime. After his top diplomat, Mike Pompeo, had insisted that any military...
Jan 07 8:51pm @9.2.2 And that's good. Glad to see they learned the lesson from Nuremberg trials.
Jan 07 4:01pm @4.1.3 IMO that doesn't matter. Trump can have the Air Force target military bases & government offices but cultural sites should not be at all. This is an example of when his "punch back" is just wrong.
Pelosi’s strategy pays off: Now bring in Bolton

Pelosi’s strategy pays off: Now bring in Bolton


Via: JohnRussell  •  135 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
Former national security adviser John Bolton said Monday that he is “prepared to testify” if called as a witness by the Senate.Bolton’s attorney previously said he would be guided by the courts on whether to testify in the impeachment proceedings. But Bolton said in a statement Monday that “a final judicial resolution” appears unlikely before a Senate trial.“Accordingly, since my testimony is...
Jan 07 6:05pm @4.1.13 "..." And the House wouldn't go thru the court to enforce a subpoena. why not? "..." Actually no. I'm wondering why the House didn't do it's due diligence and complete the investigation. The...
Jan 07 4:41pm @3.2.24 had to laugh. Using your same words,  McConnell stating he wants to coordinate with the White House does not state unequivocally that he will not be impartial either.  all I can say here is pot /...
Jan 07 4:07pm @4.1.10 no,  not really but that's ok.   And yes there are some specific differences.  In the Clinton impeachment there was an Independent counsel who ran the investigation and gathered everything. In the...
Jan 07 3:54pm @3.2.18 "..." https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/20/us/politics/senators-impeachment-reactions.html Senator Mazie K. Hirono, Democrat of Hawaii, went as far as saying that she was ready to vote...
Jan 07 12:37pm @4.1.8 But you are not answering the question. In the Clinton impeachment, all the evidence was collected by Ken Starr, Independent Counsel. His process ran for three years where he also went to court to...
Jan 06 11:31pm @4.1.2 Can you explain what's wrong with the approach of McConnell to follow the process that was used for Clinton?  ie,  have the House present it's findings to the Senate, and once that is done to hold...
Congress to clash over Trump's war powers

Congress to clash over Trump's war powers


Via: Vic Eldred  •  21 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
Democrats will attempt to curb   President Trump ’s war powers after a U.S. drone strike killed a senior Iranian military leader in what lawmakers are calling a major escalation that could lead to war.  Senate Democrats are mobilizing behind a resolution that would force Trump to withdraw American troops from hostilities against Iran unless Congress declares war or passes a resolution...
Jan 06 10:43am @1.1.3 I thought the Germans were not using it at first but after we bombed it they started to use it.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Monte_Cassino "..."
Proof: Obama Ordered Russian Collusion Op Against Donald Trump

Proof: Obama Ordered Russian Collusion Op Against Donald Trump


Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  13 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Obama is as guilty as sin.  He attempted a coup against the next President of the United States before he left office during Trumps transition.  He should be locked 🔒 up for that.  
Jan 04 2:38pm @3.1.3 oh I agree.  That entire administration needs to be pulled in front of the Senate for a full investigation under oath. There seems to be a lot of problems with the actions around how the Trump...
Jan 04 9:12am @3.1.1 sorry HA but if you are going to accept as proof a statement where McCabe understood it came from Obama directly,  then you need to also accept the testimony from Sondland that he understood the...
Trump's perilous delusions about Tehran

Trump's perilous delusions about Tehran


Via: JohnRussell  •  21 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Trump's perilous delusions about Tehran David   Faris The United States   brazenly assassinated   Iran's most senior security and intelligence official, Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad on Thursday, in a dangerous and wildly illegal act of...
Jan 03 7:33pm @1.2.1 "..." Maybe yes, maybe no. From what I've read it was a case of a target of opportunity and he  ordered the shot. Several of the past administrations have had that power and Congress has never...
Fundraising by Democratic Presidential Candidates Looks Like A Bad Omen For Trump

Fundraising by Democratic Presidential Candidates Looks Like A Bad Omen For Trump


By: JohnRussell  •  71 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Dave Weigel @daveweigel Trump raised $46 million for the quarter. For all the "impeachment is SURGING Trump's fundraising" stuff (I'm sure it did!), the Dem field is easily going to double him. That is really, really unusual. The 2012 GOP field and 2004 Dem field did not outpace incumbent presidents....
Jan 02 12:29pm @1.2.1 well, there's always the potential to bury one candidate.  But then again,  on Aug 30th there's always 32 NFL teams who are champing at the bit to get to the Super Bowl. 
Exclusive poll: Black Americans motivated by Trump to vote in 2020

Exclusive poll: Black Americans motivated by Trump to vote in 2020


Via: JohnRussell  •  85 comments  •  3 weeks ago
A majority of black Americans are more interested in voting in the 2020 presidential election than they were in 2016, according to a national  survey  of 1200 black voters and non-voters conducted by Third Way and the Joint Center. Why it matters:  Black voter turnout  declined  significantly in 2016 nationally and in key swing states, ultimately contributing to Hillary Clinton's...
Jan 02 10:36am @4.1.3 "..." There are a lot of people who vote based on kitchen table issues. Historically if jobs are plentiful, the economy is good, it's easier to put food on the table and keep a roof over your...