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I'd forgotten about this incident Harris is talking about

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Anyone tracking how precise Grassley is being with time tracking, partisan-wise? He always cuts Dems off while letting Repubs rant.

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So what, they kicked the can down the road again on gerrymandering?

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I think the only way this gets solved is by suing the legislatures that are drawing the districts and try to get hold of the documents and math they used to create unfair districts. As well as emails and communications with groups that advised them on how to draw the districts. I don't see how SCOTUS is going to rule on partisan Gerrymandering without clear evidence that there's actually a conspiracy to disenfranchise political groups.

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Remember how GOP members would get pissed when their tax dollars were being wasted? So...where's the outrage when it comes to this?

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This can't be done without congress. Only they have the power to fund this.

786 points · 18 hours ago

Horowitz is the guy who keeps saying that African-Americans need to show gratitude toward white people for freeing them from slavery:

The latest Horowitz firestorm started on Sunday, when he commented on a thread from conservative religion scholar Robert P. George about white Americans’ culpability for the continuation of slavery. Horowitz responded that while slavery “was bad,” “all the slaves in America were enslaved by blacks and white Americans freed them.”

Horowitz then went to town over the next few days, digging in on his revisionist history of slavery, and adding some thoughts about lynching as well, tweeting a photo of a lynching to say that the victims were guilty of crimes and then complaining about “the anti-white racism” of current discourse about the history of lynching.

Back in 2016, Horowitz made a similar case on an Indiana radio program, where he complained that nobody gives “white Christian males” enough credit for ending slavery, when it was “black Africa that enslaved blacks”

As Horowitz pointed out in that interview, he’s been singing this tune since at least 2001, when he attempted to place ads in dozens of college papers arguing against reparations for slavery and demanded “the gratitude of black America” for white people who worked to end it. The Guardian described the ads:

“There is no single group clearly responsible for the crime of slavery” is the heading of the first point in the ad which blames “Black Africans and Arabs [as] responsible for enslaving the ancestors of African-Americans. There were 3,000 black slave-owners in the ante-bellum United States. Are reparations to be paid by their descendants too?”

[...] Most controversially the advertisement argues that white Christians – English and American – created the anti-slavery movement and if it were not for the sacrifices of white soldiers in the civil war, blacks would still be slaves instead of enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. “Where,” asks the ad rhetorically, “is the gratitude of black America and its leaders for those gifts?”

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Horowitz is the guy who keeps saying that African-Americans need to show gratitude toward white people for freeing them from slavery:

Christ. It's like the Grand Master at the end of Thor Ragnarok saying ". Can't have a revolution without somebody to overthrow! So, ah, you're welcome. And, uh, it's a tie."

There are a lot more Democrat seats up for reelection than Republican. And most of the Republicans up for reelection are located in areas where it will be realistically impossible for a change barring some sort of extreme event like what happened in Alabama when Roy Moore lost because of genuine allegations that he groomed 15 year olds for marriage when he was 30.

If you're expecting big changes in November, you're going to be disappointed unfortunately. Still, everyone needs to go out and vote.

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There are a lot more Democrat seats up for reelection than Republican.

That's just the Senate. Every House rep is up for a vote. Committee chairs in the house still have subpoena power.

The Senate has no obligation to take up bills passed in the House, but if dems start passing laws meant to increase government transparency on actions like these tariffs, it becomes politically detrimental for the a Republican Senate to refuse to vote on them.

Did UVA send a father's day card to UMBC?

New: https://twitter.com/ScottMStedman/status/1008449492054466560

Hey @MichaelRCaputo You didn't know the Russian guy before May right? Then why are your businesses registered in the same tiny little mailing service building in North Miami?

Why did "Greenberg" register a company days before "meeting" you? Why did he scrub his name from business records in 2017? Why did you change your public relations firm's address 6 days ago?

Wasn't joking about it literally being 6 days ago:

Here's the website for the postal company where Caputo and Greenberg's businesses were located. It's in a small shopping center on the outskirts of Miami. It's quite literally just a location for mailboxes. Caputo had number 331, Greenberg had number 400. http://www.miamipostalpackship.com/Products-Services/Mailbox-Rental

27 points · 1 day ago

This guy seems like another Felix Sater. FBI informant, organized criminal, maybe double agent and all.

Also,

By Greenberg’s account, he had limited contact with Stone, sitting at a nearby table while his friend Alexei conducted the meeting. “Alexei talk to Mr. Stone, not me,” he wrote.

Doesn't sound sketchy at all.

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Alexei Belan

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12 points · 1 day ago

Mick Mulvaney has to be in the running.

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Add Jim Jordan. I don't know if it's his face, or just the way he smiles as he tells bald faced lies.

83 points · 1 day ago

I thought for sure it was going to come in the IG report just released, guess not. Nunes is so fucking stupid, how can people in California elect this dude? Thanks for telling us what we suspected, that Comey was struck between a rock and a hard place. Probably should have kept quiet or informed Congress in a classified manner instead of re opening the investigation into HRC 2 weeks before the election. Oh well

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It's been siphoned off. Take a look at this from the end of April: https://oig.justice.gov/reports/2018/f180430.pdf

441 points · 1 day ago

This is why Guiliani is so worried. He was in on it.

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James Kallstrom too. A name a lot of people have overlooked in this.

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166 points · 1 day ago · edited 1 day ago

He didn't just encourage them to strike, he made up some complete bullshit about how they 'want to go on strike':

Washington Post employees want to go on strike because Bezos isn’t paying them enough

Says who?

edit: Degree of bullshit downgraded due to this

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I think he's confusing Amazon for Washington Post.

Later, in text messages to a Post reporter, Greenberg changed his story, acknowledging that he’d met with Stone and providing a skeletal account of the encounter that matched Stone’s in some ways. Unprompted, Greenberg used essentially the same language as Stone to describe Stone’s reaction: “Trump will never pay for anything.”

Stone said Greenberg was alone at the meeting. But Greenberg said he was accompanied by a Ukrainian friend he identified only as Alexei...

Sounds like they were trying to get their stories straight but just can't help stepping in each other's lies.

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I don't know. Would be quite reckless coming to the states while wanted. Lots of Russian Alexeis.

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I don't believe he was indicted until 2017

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