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Has U.S. Democracy Been Trumped? Bernie Sanders wants to know who owns America?

#9581 User is offline   barmar 

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Posted 2018-March-06, 16:30

The latest: Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act by promoting Roy Moore last year.

https://www.axios.co...8f289d4398.html

The above article also managed to find a really unflattering picture of Conway.

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Posted 2018-March-06, 17:52

 jjbrr, on 2018-March-06, 08:18, said:

The Nunberg episode was sponsored by Jack Daniels and lasted approximately 0.6 decimooches. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes I suppose.


Anyone happen to notice how the Nunberg spectacular drowned out the Jane Mayer story that the Kremlin had nixed Romney for Secretary of State.
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Posted 2018-March-06, 17:54

 barmar, on 2018-March-06, 16:30, said:

The latest: Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act by promoting Roy Moore last year.

https://www.axios.co...8f289d4398.html

The above article also managed to find a really unflattering picture of Conway.


You mean there are flattering pictures of her?
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Posted 2018-March-06, 20:19

 Winstonm, on 2018-March-06, 17:52, said:

Anyone happen to notice how the Nunberg spectacular drowned out the Jane Mayer story that the Kremlin had nixed Romney for Secretary of State.


I don't think that's entirely fair. We haven't had a day free of scandal in a long, long time.
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Posted 2018-March-07, 10:39

 Winstonm, on 2018-March-06, 17:54, said:

You mean there are flattering pictures of her?

Of course, she's a pretty woman. She looks like my 70-something aunt in that picture.

But I guess working in the Trump White House will age anyone. Obama started going grey in his second term, it's taken just a year for Conway.

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Posted 2018-March-07, 11:12

 barmar, on 2018-March-07, 10:39, said:

Of course, she's a pretty woman.


There's no accounting for taste. :lol: Myself, I think Margaret Hamilton should be grateful that Kellyanne wasn't around when the casting call went out for The Wizard of Oz.
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Posted 2018-March-07, 15:12

Lawfare blog has an interesting article how "collusion" could be prosecuted as a crime, and it doesn't bode well for anyone who helped contribute to the Russia's "fraud of the U.S.", whether or not they knew they were Russians.
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Posted 2018-March-07, 20:11

Oh look, Erik Prince perjured himself in front of Congress

https://www.washingt...m=.dbc36f48eb77
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Posted 2018-March-07, 22:22

 hrothgar, on 2018-March-07, 20:11, said:

Oh look, Erik Prince perjured himself in front of Congress

https://www.washingt...m=.dbc36f48eb77


I'm admittedly ignorant of all law, but what exactly binds congress to do anything about this? genuinely curious in some sources.
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Posted 2018-March-08, 11:09

Oh, gee, the president is saying, "Trust me," concerning whether his real estate deals are on the up and up. https://www.usatoday...ted/1018530001/

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President Trump’s companies sold more than $35 million in real estate in 2017, mostly to secretive shell companies that obscure buyers’ identities, continuing a dramatic shift in his customers' behavior that began during the election, a USA TODAY review found.

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Posted 2018-March-08, 11:18

 jjbrr, on 2018-March-07, 22:22, said:

I'm admittedly ignorant of all law, but what exactly binds congress to do anything about this? genuinely curious in some sources.

This might help.
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Posted 2018-March-08, 13:20

From Yahoo:

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Once more, it’s clear that the working assumption of the Mueller investigation is that the entire Trump presidency*, and the Trump campaign that preceded it, is a vast corrupt empire, and that the roots of that empire are to be found in the Trump Organization, which was a slightly less vast, but no less corrupt, empire built on deceit and incompetence, bailed out by its lawyers.

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Posted 2018-March-08, 18:45

So, Trump has just agreed to go mano-on-mano with Kim Jong-un.

Wonder whether there is any way that we can convince the two of them that the best way to settle this is with a duel.

Say, IEDs at 10 paces....
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Posted 2018-March-08, 20:52

How many 5 year olds could DT and KJU take on in a tag team sumo wrestling format?
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Posted 2018-March-08, 20:53

Sessions is suing California over its “sanctuary” laws. Sean Illing at Vox asked 8 legal experts who will win.
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Posted 2018-March-09, 00:54

To paraphrase Steven Colbert from back in the day: "Donald Trump, great President or greatest President?!"

Well, based on US history, either Trump will be assassinated (a number of you will be happy...) or a third party country will soon be attacked by their new coalition.

Iran? Venezuela? Who knew? (Well, Scott Adams seems to have been pretty prescient...) ;)
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Posted 2018-March-09, 10:55

Gee, I wonder where the cabinet members got the idea that the U.S. government was their personal piggy bank?
Yahoo news:

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The Interior Department plans to spend more than $139,000 on new doors and repairs for Sec. Ryan Zinke's office at the department's headquarters in Washington, D.C., the agency confirmed to ABC News on Thursday.

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Posted 2018-March-09, 15:17

https://www.nytimes....g-un-trump.html

Is it just me or did South Korea do most of the diplomatic legwork with North Korea?

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Or is this a result of our gunboat diplomacy?

Hmmmm.
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Posted 2018-March-09, 15:23

Refresh your internet. WH saying this isn't happening.

It was, as usual, Trump shitting the bed.
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Posted 2018-March-09, 15:31

Does the NYT read too much watercooler?

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