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The letter from Boris' Republican friends was congratulatory and signed on August 1, 2019.

Nancy Pelosi says the House can block a negotiated trade agreement - TPA. I assumed she knows.

Related reading ...

Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority | Brookings - 2001 |
What's Really in the New Trade Promotion Authority Bill? | Cato - 2015 |

Boris tried to fast-track his Brexit deal through HoC --- been negotiating with Brussels, not the White House.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Tue Nov 5th, 2019 at 07:01:57 PM EST
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Pls stop trying to learn US gov from US MSM. Readers here might assume people of the "Irish-American" persuasion are suddenly, genetically incapable of loyalty to the Republican Party or, worse, not motivated by profit.

Instead reconsider unstated assumptions about legitimate executive powers:

  1. The hag Nancy Pelosi.
  2. US Constitution, Artcle II, advice and consent.
  3. International Agreements and U.S. Law
  4. Cabinet US Trade Representative, TRADE ACT OF 1974, Part-4 (§ 2171) Office, Part-5 (§§ 2191 - 2194) limits of congressional "consideration"
  5. US Constitution, Article I, regulates WHAT?
  6. The hag Nancy Pelosi.
  7. United States Code (statute) expresses the limits of congressional authority in practice: incentives or sanctions against "entities"
  8. "fast tracks": House Rules, Senate Rules are not statutes.

US-UK do. not. do. international. law. m'k?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Nov 6th, 2019 at 12:06:39 AM EST
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The great divide ... red States and Blue States.

Not bound by a U.S. Constitution ... separation of powers ... sue the hell out of everybody ..., don't compromise or negotiate ... at last a bully president in the mansion called "White House" ... trample on the rights of anyone near .... guns are the rule of law ... disagreement? ... we'll unite and send in the U.S. Marines ... a matter of time and the numbers until this is recognized by civilised States ... International Law or treaties? ... useful to wipe one's ass in the out house.

At last we seem to agree on something! 😑

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Wed Nov 6th, 2019 at 03:09:51 AM EST
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We The People pay her a salary ... a "Prosperity Gospel" pastor who considers Trump a god. wtf

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Wed Nov 6th, 2019 at 03:22:45 AM EST
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Office of Public Liaison
established 1974, EOP est'd. 1939 (US Congress)

Legal, political, and popular opposition: zero

United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
established 1998, US Congress

Legal, political, and popular opposition: zero

Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (a/k/a White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships)
established 2001, EO

Legal, political, and popular opposition: zero
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US Constitution, 1st Amd, "establishment" clause
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archived executive office administration
Ripley's
Believe it or not, EC description of Commission Secretary General title ...
The Dictator and the Decider
"He's doing our work for us, in a certain respect," said the speaker of the House.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 8th, 2019 at 03:59:21 PM EST
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1 Year Out: A divided nation lurches toward 2020 election (APsplaining)
"It seems like Republicans and Democrats are intractable," said Mark Updegrove, a presidential historian and chairman of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation. "They are both adhering to their own versions of reality, whether they're based in truth or not."

The political divisions today reflect societal and economic schisms between more rural, largely white communities where the economy depends on industries being depleted by outsourcing and automation, and more urban, racially diverse areas dominated by a service economy and where technology booms are increasing wealth.

Many of those divisions existed before Trump, but his presidency has exacerbated them. Trump has panned his political opponents as "human scum," while Democrats view his vision for America's future as anathema to the nation's founding values.

Human scum - that's for Nevertrumpers. More deplorable fun coming.
by das monde on Wed Nov 6th, 2019 at 09:04:35 AM EST
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International law is what the powerful countries impose on the weak, and what the delusional cling to for protection from the powerful.

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Nov 6th, 2019 at 09:24:19 AM EST
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this bromide applies to the Belfast Agreement as well as the International Criminal Court.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 8th, 2019 at 04:24:54 PM EST
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Why do you think the UK government could blissfully ignore it until the EU threw its weight behind Ireland?

And has any general from the winning side in a war ever been prosecuted for war crimes?

Index of Frank's Diaries

by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Nov 8th, 2019 at 07:29:55 PM EST
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Trade Expansion Act of 1962 purportedly establishing USTR

actual reference
U.S. Code CHAPTER 7-- TRADE EXPANSION PROGRAM, U.S. Code § 1801. Statement of purposes
christ Kennedy admin

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Nov 6th, 2019 at 12:18:34 AM EST
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From the Brookings article:
"Fast Track Legislative Procedures establish limitations on Congress, ensuring a streamlined legislative process. It requires introduction of the implementing bill in both houses of Congress, referral to relevant committees (at minimum the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees), and automatic discharge after 45 legislative days if the bill has not been reported out of the committees. Fast track permits no amendments to the implementing bill and limits floor debate to 20 hours in each chamber. It requires a timely vote on the implementing bill in the House and Senate no more than 15 legislative days after leaving committee and ensures no conference committee, since both chambers vote on the same implementing bill."

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Nov 6th, 2019 at 04:14:04 AM EST
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discrete "parliamentary" procedures of the US House of Representatives and US Senate
CRS, Ex. 1, fn. 1, always read the footnotes --Jefferson's Manual, and Rules of the House of Representatives
CRS, Ex. 2, Fast Track" Legislative Procedures Governing Congressional Consideration of a Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Commission Report (2013)
Ex. 3, Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015. 19 USC 4201 note -- Title I, Trade Promotion Authority

etc

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 8th, 2019 at 04:20:41 PM EST
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