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we are so far beyond where all the red lines trip wires and alarms in our society ought to be and while i unde
@ThePlumLineGS We are so far beyond where all the red-lines, trip wires and alarms in our society ought to be and while I understand what's in it for the hypocrites and criminals in the GOP, I am not sure why Dem leaders would be so inert in the face of this. We need to know they why of that.
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his priorities in a candidate were also interesting his number one intelligence he cited and
@PhilippeReines @Jeff_DanielsH @NicolleDWallacei @DeadlineWHs priorities in a candidate were also interesting--his number one: intelligence. He cited an @KamalaHarrisd . @PeteButtigieg
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there are perverse incentives on the d side presidential race if trump appears stronger then the candidate wit
There are perverse incentives on the D side presidential race. If Trump appears stronger, then the candidate with the biggest lead over him gains significantly. If Trump is weaker and multiple candidates have credible solid leads, then different criteria may matter more.
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trump had it wrong he could shoot someone in the well of the congress and the democratic party would do nothin
Trump had it wrong. He could shoot someone in the well of the Congress and the Democratic Party would do nothing.
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the trump administration believes the democratic leadership will not challenge them on their efforts to place
The Trump Administration believes the Democratic Leadership will not challenge them on their efforts to place the president and his advisors above the law. And, it must be asked, why should they?
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i m beginning to think died secretly and was replaced by stepford lindsey in fact given the behavior of the go
@DefenseBaron I'm beginning to think @LindseyGrahamSC died secretly and was replaced by Stepford Lindsey. In fact, given the behavior of the GOP, perhaps the whole party has been given the Christopher Walken treatment (per the movie) and we have a sequel ready to be made: The Stepford Senate.
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us we ll give the palestinians a big check and everything will be fine others at conference and what do you wa
@AlonPinkas @lrozenUS: "We'll give the Palestinians a big check and everything will be fine. "
Others at Conference: "And what do you want from the Palestinians in return? "
US: "To accept the Israeli position on virtually anything. "
Others: "... "
US: "Also to rename Gaza...Trumpville. "
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bribing the palestinians with other people s money is the trump kushner plan it is classic trump in that it is
@JohnJHarwood Bribing the Palestinians with other people's money is the Trump-Kushner plan. It is classic Trump in that it is based on the idea that everyone has a price and it is classic Kushner in that it is naive and oblivious to history and the other complexities of the situation.
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i noticed everyone was outraged when john snow slept with his aunt much less so when he killed her
I noticed everyone was outraged when John Snow slept with his aunt, much less so when he killed her.
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spoiler alertor alternatively a warning there were about 10000 characters in game of thrones the most boring o
(Spoiler alert...or, alternatively, a warning.) There were about 10,000 characters in Game of Thrones. The most boring of all of them becomes king. Frankly, Arya is the big winner because she is getting the hell out of Westeros.

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something broke in america this week we have been spiraling downward since trump s election but this week we c
Something broke in America this week. We have been spiraling downward since Trump's election, but this week, we crossed a line. The President and his men began asserting that they were above the law--and effectively no one in our system did anything to stop them.
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to a lawyer the mueller report describes multiple felonies by the president and some bad acts that might yet b
To a lawyer, the Mueller report describes multiple felonies by the president and some bad acts that might yet be proven to be crimes. To a historian, it describes the greatest betrayal of the United States since the Civil War, and the greatest by a president in our history.
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if the president is letting a chinese madam sell access at mar a lago to chinese business people while his fri
If the president is letting a Chinese madam sell access at Mar-a-Lago to Chinese business people while his friends are getting serviced at businesses she started, he is exposing himself and the country to massive blackmail risk. Surely the IC and FBI are aware of this.
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on this day in american historythe most extensive plot to kill senior us government officials and prominent am
On this day in American history...the most extensive plot to kill senior US government officials and prominent Americans in history took place. It targeted two former presidents, their families, a former Secretary of State, a former head of the CIA, senior members of Congress...
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so we know this russian government representatives reached out to the trump campaign in 2015 and undertook mul
So we know this, Russian government representatives reached out to the Trump campaign in 2015 and undertook multiple initiatives and had multiple points and series of contacts with Team Trump for the next couple years.
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impeachment may divide our country the failure to impeach will wound our system perhaps fatally it is no conte
Impeachment may divide our country. The failure to impeach will wound our system, perhaps fatally. It is no contest really. If doing the right thing divides us, so be it. Better temporarily divided, than to be the generation who rendered the American experiment a failure.
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dems when they go low we should go high high powered high intensity high impact jail those who can be jailed f
Dems,
When they go low, we should go high-high powered, high intensity, high impact. Jail those who can be jailed. Fine those who can be fined. Censure those who can be censured. Impeach those who must be impeached. The GOP won't stop attacking our system until they are stopped.
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to those of you who are too young to remember watergate rest assured this is worse trump is a much less compet
To those of you who are too young to remember Watergate, rest assured, this is worse. Trump is a much less competent, much more dangerous, vastly more corrupt president than Nixon. And this time his co-conspirators are the entire GOP leadership of the Congress.
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the jury is not sequestered in the manafort case the president is publicly signaling them that he doesn t thin
The jury is not sequestered in the Manafort case. The president is publicly signaling them that he doesn't think Manafort should be convicted. It's an abuse of his position and possibly a crime. We need to reclaim our ability to be shocked, people, or the abuses will get worse.
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harvard report says 4645 people died in puerto rico as a result of hurricane maria for perspective on this 183
Harvard report says 4645 people died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria. For perspective on this:
1833 deaths attributed to Hurricane Katrina
2411 total US combat deaths in Afghanistan
2977 deaths as a result of 9/11 attacks
4424 total US combat deaths in Iraq War
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