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Who is leaving Congress? Update 7-26-18

Who is leaving Congress? Update 7-26-18

Source: FiveThirtyEight

MEMBER;SEAT;TRUMP SCORE;DW-NOMINATE SCORE;SEAT’S PARTISAN LEAN HOUSE - REPUBLICANS

Ed Royce;CA-39;97.6;0.659;D+3
Darrell Issa;CA-49;92.7;0.506;D+1
Dennis Ross;FL-15;97.6;0.529;R+11
Tom Rooney;FL-17;97.5;0.458;R+27
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen;FL-27;69.2;0.245;D+14
Lynn Jenkins;KS-02;96.4;0.523;R+20
Dave Trott;MI-11;98.8;0.372;R+7
Gregg Harper;MS-03;98.8;0.384;R+26
Frank...

What 7 Senators and 1 Representative are in Moscow on July 4th?

What 7 Senators and 1 Representative are in Moscow on July 4th?
Sen. Richard Shelby, AL @SenShelby Sen. John Thune, SD @SenJohnThuneSen. Ron Johnson, OH @SenRonJohnsonSen. Jerry Moran, KS @JerryMoranSen. John Hoeven, ND @SenJohnHoevenSen. Steve Daines, MT @SteveDainesSen. John Kennedy, LA @SenJohnKennedy Rep. Kay Granger, TX-12th District @RepKayGranger 

(Sorry for spelling errors in map.)

And why is Gawker such a damn ghost town that no one is talking...

Never Forget Helsinki, July 16, 2018

Never Forget Helsinki, July 16, 2018

Donald Trump aligned himself with Putin. Before the entire world. Before FoxNews.

July 17th he tried to walk it back - halfheartedly.

Prediction - he will speak at a “rally” within a week and take back the walk-back.

HE HAS DONE IT BEFORE .

Albertson's Safeway/Von's Haggen's Rite-Aid

Albertson's Safeway/Von's Haggen's Rite-Aid
Grocery Wars: 2014

In 2014 the FTC allowed Albertson’s to buy Safeway/Von’s. Part of the deal was selling off around 140 stores. Which Albertson’s did, to a little chain out of Bellingham, WA: Haggen’s. Which promptly failed. Albertson’s bought the stores that it had originally divested—for half the cost.

Posted on November 17, 2015 by David Daye.

Antitrust Incompetence from the FTC, as...

Trained eagles vs. drones

Trained eagles vs. drones

A selection of videos: In France and the Netherlands, French Air Force and Dutch Police are training eagles to catch remote drones. They hand-raise the eagles from chicks, teaching them to pursue the strange square rabbits, rewarding them with strips of meat.

below: “Les aigles, nouvelle arme anti-drone de l’armée de l’air” (Problem embedding it)

below: “Les aigles, la nouvelle arme...

RICO-la!

RICO-la!

(Center for American Progress, Dec. 2017)

Donald Trump and Criminal Conspiracy Law: A RICO Explainer

By John Norris and Carolyn Kenney; Posted on December 7, 2017, 9:02 am

Donald Trump and Criminal Conspiracy Law - Center for American Progress

Exploring the merits of prosecutors approaching the interlocking allegations against the Trump…

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RICO-la!

1997 - Ricola Commercial

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Pictures

Pictures
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House Res. 1 vote 11-16-2017

House Res. 1 vote 11-16-2017
NATIONAL RESULTS

House Res. 1 passed 227-205, with 2 representatives not voting.

Here’s a link to the govtrack.us page, with list of who voted for this bill.

H.R. 1: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act -- House Vote #637 -- Nov 16, 2017

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If you were a Democrat, you voted “No.”

If you were a Republican, you voted “Yes,” except for these thirteen GOPs who voted “No:”

McClintock, Tom——CA...

I predict Handel takes the GA-6.

I predict Handel takes the GA-6.

I am going to say this right now, so I don’t get accused of “Sour grapes” after the results are released. I predict Handel wins Georgia 6th. By a little or a lot, it won’t matter.

We have to start talking about elections fraud in each of our states, which is not the same as the Republican favorite, voter fraud.

I’ve been reading about Georgia’s elections framework. Georgia’s main voter...

Kobach Commission

Kobach Commission

WashPost Nov. 30th: “I’m on Trump’s voter fraud commission. I’m suing it to find out what it’s doing.” By Matthew Dunlap, a member of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, and Maine’s secretary of state.

From the comments section

What the heck are they up to? And, honestly - I’ve seen PTAs run more professionally (not to cast aspersions on...

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar
Jan. 2018: Alex M. Azar

Ed to add: HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar II was sworn in as the Secretary of Health and Human Services on Jan. 29, 2018. All quotes from Wikipedia 6-10-1

GOOD SIDE: he knows his stuff

On August 3, 2001 [George W. Bush presidency], Azar was confirmed to be the General Counsel of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Azar played an important role in...

What is stochastic incitement?

What is stochastic incitement?

This. We never can get Trump for a threat. He just insinuates. He indirectly encourages. Wouldn’t you like that NFL man to say “throw the son of a bitch out”? You don’t need to be too careful when putting prisoners in the cop cars. I’ll pay your lawyer bills if you hurt the protester. (No you won’t, you lying sack of..)

“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially, the Second Amendment. By the way,...

John F'n Cronan

John F'n Cronan
tl;dr: Brown children from El Salvador want to invade our country, grow up and then join MS-13 and kill us in our beds! Trust the Department of Justice! Donald Trump does!

I haven’t seen this on here yet. Feb 6th: White House Press Briefing with Acting Assistant Attorney General John Cronan, about DOJ’s escalating efforts against MS-13.

PRESENTATION

Cronan: MS-13 is very bad. Many gory examples....

Bird

Bird

I work with a woman in a volunteer project. She just invited me to a Thanksgiving meal with her and her sister and in-laws. “Alas,” I said, “I have plans.” I should be happy for the kindness in this woman’s heart. She is reaching out to “singles” (the horror!) so that they Need Not Be Alone, but I feel this year just like I did last year. It irritates me.

She refers to herself and me as “adult...

Emptywheel blog: Trump conspiracy to defraud dates from Nov 2016

Emptywheel blog: Trump conspiracy to defraud dates from Nov 2016

Emptywheel: PUTTING A FACE (MINE) TO THE RISKS POSED BY GOP GAMES ON MUELLER INVESTIGATION

I’m still trying to understand it.

“For anyone who doesn’t know: This might look like some random blog, but the woman who runs it, Marcy Wheeler, is a legit journalist.”—CJ Kloote

I *think* the skinny is: “Marcy has evidence that Flynn worked with Russians on a Syria agreement before the election. ...

Former Sec. of Homeland Security spoke today at the Oxford Union

Former Sec. of Homeland Security spoke today at the Oxford Union

Lawfare posted the text of a speech that Secretary of Homeland Security (2013-2017) Jeh Johnson delivered to the Oxford Union on Wednesday, 3/8/2017.

It is now 5 hours after the end of the presentation.

The Oxford Union hosts questions to each speaker after the speech. I am looking for a video, or text of the questions and answers.

Resource: Oxford Union Twitter account

Resource: Oxford Union...

17 Dem./Indep. Senators who voted to repeal Dodd-Frank

17 Dem./Indep. Senators who voted to repeal Dodd-Frank

Seventeen Democrats voted to proceed on a bill that would roll back major portions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Senators voted 67-32 to end debate on a bill that takes aim at a number of the protective barriers Dodd-Frank put between consumers, banks and the greater economy in the wake of the 2007-2009 Great Recession.

Here are sixteen Democrats and one...

Week of 2017-09-29

Week of 2017-09-29

A changing list.

Evergreen

Twitter: Is it a troll tweet? Plug the handle into this tool: https://makeadverbsgreatagain.us/mlp/



Amy Suskind’s authoritarianism list

https://twitter.com/Amy_Siskind

Add to the list, Matthew Chapman: Senate Dems warned GOP Tom Price had a history of financial ethics problems. GOP REWROTE COMMITTEE RULES to confirm him.

Donald Trump Doesn’t Stop Drug Price Gouging,...

elections20171107

elections20171107

Trump said after Gillespie’s loss, “...Don’t forget, Republicans won 4 out of 4 House seats...”

and if you have a short memory and no Internet access, he and FoxNews might get that one past you.

There were five GOP wins in the House special elections in 2017, not four:Georgia, 6th, 6/20/2017 - won Republican (no change) [note 1]
Party; Candidate; Votes; %; ±
Republican; Karen Handel; 134,799;...

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