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by Bjinse on Wed Mar 20th, 2019 at 09:05:16 AM EST

For asdf: He was born before the fall of the Weimar Republic.


As far as I can see it is actually two kids wearing one trench coat while standing on each other's shoulders. Which doesn't mean he isn't running.


Bonus:All the clowns in the 2007 debate being shocked by the idea that all the American soldiers in Vietnam died in vain:
by generic on Wed Mar 20th, 2019 at 11:24:52 AM EST
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"For asdf: He was born before the fall of the Weimar Republic."

Haha 1930. Jeez.

by asdf on Thu Mar 21st, 2019 at 12:37:41 AM EST
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by generic on Thu Mar 21st, 2019 at 08:02:13 PM EST
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by generic on Thu Mar 21st, 2019 at 03:19:45 PM EST
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Changing my order from SELL to HOLD

Warren takes aim at Electoral College in 3-day trip to South
(3rd press warning in as many weeks)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrapped up a three-state Southern swing on Tuesday with appearances in Alabama, where the Democratic presidential candidate ramped up her call to eliminate [?] the Electoral College.
Historical slave states: Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama
Warren, when pressed Tuesday on how she would accomplish a shift to a national popular vote, said it could happen through a "constitutional amendment, someday." [DOH!] But instead she urged the crowd -- to laughter from some voters who doubted the viability of the idea -- to push for the passage of a state law that would award Electoral College votes for president [!] to the winner of the most votes nationwide.
National Popular Vote
The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Explanation It has been enacted into law in 13 jurisdictions with 181 electoral votes (CA, CO, CT, DC, HI, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, RI, VT, WA). Map showing status in states
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National Popular Vote's Advisory Board includes former Senators Jake Garn (R-UT), Birch Bayh (D-IN), and David Durenberger (R-MN); former Congressmen John Anderson (R-IL, I), John Buchanan (R-AL), Tom Campbell (R-CA), and Tom Downey (D-NY). Other supporters include former Cong. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), Governor Howard Dean (D-VT), Governor Jim Edgar (R-IL), and House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA).
re: US Constitution law, states' rights, "federalism"

Warren presents a crafty electioneering proposition to voters: "first mover advantage". Competitors are still working hackneyed political grievances. She has a tenuous interest in the Occupy Wall St period. For her, the instrumentality of this National Popular Vote program --not unlike the ADOS reparations movement-- is not its legitimate effect by 2020. It is the convergence of rhetorical claims on "reform" belatedly captured in her figure. IDK that she can sustain the image in the long-term, however.

archived big man syndrome
the meaning of "gerrymander" in the USA
unilaterally "award" a state's electoral college delegates [to] a POTUS nominee
wut
Colorado governor will sign bill aimed at bypassing Electoral College

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Mar 20th, 2019 at 03:47:31 PM EST
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USAToday [!] OpEd
The winner-take-all presidential system is unconstitutional. We're taking it to court.
"the Constitution's principle that all votes matter equally" < wipes tears > appears to warrant, by hook or crook, circumventing the US Congress of odious to effect a de facto Constitutional Convention.

To be sure, there will be opposition: "But I PAID for that crook!"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Mar 20th, 2019 at 03:57:18 PM EST
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TruthDig [!] OpEd
Could This Be the End of the Electoral College?
"progressive" wagon outreach

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Mar 20th, 2019 at 04:20:44 PM EST
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2020 Democrats' new litmus test[?]: Abolish Electoral College
Litmus test for what chemical property exactly?
The reporting does not say. heh. heh. heh.

file in SIMILE SUICIDE

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by Cat on Thu Mar 21st, 2019 at 04:08:40 PM EST
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Every schoolchild in the US of A pledges allegiance to the REPUBLIC, even though we have a couple of hundred years of history now of drifting away from Plato's system towards democratic mob rule. Getting rid of the Electoral College is just another small step in that direction.
by asdf on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 03:15:53 AM EST
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Plato's "system" was oligarchy --an elaborate, gruesome, and explicit hierarchy of castes ruled by so-called philosophers. This political rubric reflected conditions in Athens with which he was intimately acquainted, being a paid informant of wealthy benefactors there. He was a selfservin sumbitch by measure. If you doubt, read his unanswered, Letters from exile toward the end of his life, during which his pupil Aristotle methodically finessed his social commentaries (Socratic "Dialogues") into a novel form of epistemology, generalized, "natural" history.
Republic. Read it. In its entirety, pls.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 01:28:39 PM EST
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Khomeini was an admirer of the Republic. There are some who claim that the Iranian regime was actually modelled on Plato.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 02:50:05 PM EST
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And why not? Who doesn't ?! (besides myself) The USA is modeled from the Republic and, of course, overweening Roman legal principles. I suppose, a reasonable student of all the (democratic) republics established since might conclude that, missing that last bit was Khomeini fatal error in ahh designing the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Had he been more forthright and benevolent in "branding" politics in the GME, he shoulda dictated "Democratic Caliphate of Iran" as the moniker of reforming the monarchy. Or gone really deep into the Bronze Age for an authentic nationalist flag. yeah, that's the ticket.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 03:06:32 PM EST
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Also, Popular Vote legislation does not modify, eliminate, repeal Article II, § 1 of the US Constitution. That is the legal design of this country form of government.

Modification, repeal, or elimination of any provision of the US Constitution requires a convention of all states assembled to ratify a bill, enacted by the US odious for the specific purpose: Article V

UNTIL THAT OCCURS the duties and obligations of future states' and federal legislatures to the to the US CONSTITUTION cannot be bound by expeditious political acts, or ahhh "alternative arrangements," of the current cohort of US citizens; or even a US Supreme Court's opinions and orders.

BTW, the president does not legislate. So, really, what beneficial, political effect does the Popular Vote Compact obtain "for the people"?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 01:52:20 PM EST
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Parvnue Division

Who is Andrew Yang? Democrat and entrepreneur enters race to replace Trump as US president in 2020, 22 Jan 2019
"He describes his upbringing as 'pretty nerdy'", UBI and more.

Magic Hour?: 19 March
538 | How Andrew Yang Could Win The 2020 Democratic Primary, Nerd Match
"Yang now looks likely to qualify for the Democratic primary debates this summer"
(C)NBC | More than free money: Here's how long-shot 2020 candidate Andrew Yang would reshape the American economy
Econ Digest: "more than six dozen policy proposals listed on his campaign website"

"Yang Gang" Drum Roll!

archived
HR 1 Cuts Green Party Campaign Funding, Sics Homeland Security and Political Police on the Left
(it's not about the Green Party, actually) TITLE V: new barriers to entry to all federal offices and "public" campaign finance qualification of candidates
Chelsea Manning has registered her candidacy
$5K
who isn't qualified?
gauge of a Free and Fair Election TM is no barrier to entry

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Mar 20th, 2019 at 06:19:37 PM EST
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Antisemitism accusations on the way?
Outsider presidential hopeful Andrew Yang's latest idea is both literally and figuratively his most unorthodox yet: He's taking a strong public stance against circumcision.

The Democratic candidate revealed in a little-noticed tweet last week that he was against the ritualized practice of cutting a newborn's foreskin. But in an interview with The Daily Beast, he said that if he were elected he would incorporate that view into public policy, mainly by pushing initiatives meant to inform parents that they don't need to have their infants circumcised for health reasons.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Mar 20th, 2019 at 06:35:11 PM EST
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by Cat on Wed Mar 20th, 2019 at 06:38:26 PM EST
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598: The situation here is still pretty psychotic.

Google Trends

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by Cat on Wed Mar 20th, 2019 at 06:49:57 PM EST
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The usual, then.
by Bernard on Wed Mar 20th, 2019 at 07:11:28 PM EST
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Parvanue Division: 1G Maltese
A married gay man is running for president. That's a big deal., Jan 2019
"Maybe he'll make the debate stage. Maybe he'll take off in Iowa, and that momentum will propel him further than we can foresee now. But one thing is for sure: Having a gay candidate -- or nominee, or president -- is no longer such a farfetched idea."

Dark [Falcon?] Buttigieg Gains Momentum on the Stump , 23 Mar 2019, SC primary circuit
"None of that seemed to bother voters. After his event in Columbia, Christina Goodwin, 32, called Buttigieg 'exciting' and said he'd moved into her top three list, along with Sens. Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand, despite her misgivings about supporting another white man for president in 2020."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 07:00:12 PM EST
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heh. "little-known genocide".
For Victims of a Little-Known Genocide, a Long Journey to Justice
re: authorative sources
Ruben Carranza, senior expert on reparations for the International Center for Transitional Justice, noted that U.S. courts have become a resource for survivors of dictatorships, war criminals and genocides.
What's this?
Several experts contacted about the case called it important for German society and government to do right by the Ovaherero and Nama, particularly given how the West has grappled for decades with fallout from the Holocaust. The latest version of Katuuo's complaint calls Germany's annihilation efforts in southwest Africa a "precursor" to the events of World War II less than four decades later.
wait for it ...
William Darity Jr., an economist and professor of public policy at Duke University, also said German citizens should pressure their government to pass legislation for Ovaherero and Nama reparations.

"Trying to do this through the U.S. court system evades the question of who has direct responsibility and obligation for the compensation," Darity said in an interview, wryly noting this same court system has a history of shooting down cases for domestic slavery reparations.

What We Get Wrong About Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

archived "reserved words"
U.S. imposes visa bans on International Criminal Court investigators - Pompeo, 15 Mar 2019
Rome Statute (2002) circling the drain
Wrong claim. Wrong venue. Wrong "race".
piracy and jurisdiction, Eichmann in Jerusalem
Immediate action on today's problems"
There are differences in perceived legitimacy of justice in US hierarchy
US-UK do. not. do. international law, 'k?
long-run evolution of racial income inequality

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Mar 21st, 2019 at 04:02:23 PM EST
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o. snap.

The cretin D'Souza punks the NEW! Democratic Party

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Mar 21st, 2019 at 09:50:25 PM EST
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[PHOTO CAPTION: Sophomore political science major Kyla Guion stands in the middle of Laurel Street in Greensboro, NC on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. ...this street is the dividing line between the 6th Congressional District on her left, and the 13th Congressional District on her right, both represented by Republicans.]

AP: GOP redistricting edge moderated Democrats' 2018 gains

The AP examined all U.S. House races and about 4,900 state House and Assembly seats up for election last year using a statistical method of calculating partisan advantage that is designed to flag cases of potential [?] political [!] gerrymandering. A similar analysis also showed a GOP advantage in the 2016 elections.
When is gerrymandered district assignment NOT a political instrument? Never.
The AP used the so-called "efficiency gap" test in part because it was one of the analytical tools cited in a Wisconsin gerrymandering case that went before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2017 and is part of a North Carolina case ... whether Democrats in Maryland ... Massachusetts ...Pennsylvania ... South Dakota ...Nevada ...Iowa ... Michigan
"Elite" math: Draw me an EU28 district controversy between TWO POLITICAL GROUPS dividing the electorate into a fixed number of legislative seats, and I'll give you that possible Polish "gerrymandering".

archived political education
I think I've never heard gerrymander used in the strictly legal sense ...
VA compliance with the Voting Rights Act is a pretext., sources
"one of the lines dividing two districts was drawn "in the middle of the street with black houses on one side and white houses on another side."
CENSUS
"The term "racial gerrymandering" is a euphemism for bi-partisan electoral control of voter segregation (district "packing") by race."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Mar 21st, 2019 at 05:02:58 PM EST
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Ima predict something about these assholes, some people call their leaders.

One day you may read about "income gerrymandering" litigation, such that results of an "efficiency gap test" are inconclusive. That is, whether or not district assignments containing 75% bottom three quartiles and 25% top quartile of voters cannot predict election outcome fr either of the TWO PARTIES. E'rybuddy can donate up to $1,200 (inc. public matched finance) to the candidate of their choice.

And then some stooge will roll up to add two cents: See! This time is different. Did you see the Hamilton! show last week at the YMCA?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Mar 21st, 2019 at 10:04:50 PM EST
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That didn't take long.

House Democratic Leadership Warns It Will Cut Off Any Firms That Challenge Incumbents
They've got a form, Loyalty Oath ++, to submit. "This is the first time that they are ever making [antitrust violations] open policy."
Democrats push "financial inclusion" as 2020 election race heats up
same number of syllables as income equality

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 07:13:33 PM EST
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"income gerrymandering" anyone --with a Loyalty Oath++?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 07:36:11 PM EST
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Very good news. These consultants seem really bad at their jobs.
by generic on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 08:15:40 PM EST
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House Democrats Move to Hobble Primary Challengers
"The core mission of the DCCC is electing House Democrats, which includes supporting and protecting incumbents," the committee wrote in a memo.

archived
Welding et al. v. DNC Services Corp., d/b/a  Democratic National Committee complaint May 2017

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Mar 23rd, 2019 at 08:41:58 PM EST
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Grand dénouement

Mueller Submits Long-Awaited Report on Russian Election Meddling

  • Mueller has begun drafting final Russia investigation report (8 Nov 2018)
  • You may be disappointed by the Mueller report (29 Jan 2019)
  • Trump says timing of release of Mueller report "totally up to" attorney general (20 Feb 2019)
In a letter to the chairs and raking members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday, Barr said he would be prepared to brief them on the report's "principal conclusions as soon as this weekend."
[...]
To date, Mueller has indicted or gotten guilty pleas from three Russian companies and 34 individuals. That includes six former Trump advisers and 26 Russian nationals, 12 of whom are intelligence officers Mueller charged with conspiring to hack Democratic Party emails that damaged Hillary Clinton.
Mueller Not Recommending Any Further Indictments, Reports Say

archived $686M hostile foreign actor cash cow
18 USC 2,371,2349,2028A
I'm nearly certain in a year I will revisit these notes.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Mar 23rd, 2019 at 02:45:27 AM EST
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Strongly Worded Letter, Schumer, Pelosi
Attorney General Barr must not give President Trump, his lawyers or his staff any 'sneak preview' of Special Counsel Mueller's findings or evidence, and the White House must not be allowed to interfere in decisions about what parts of those findings or evidence are made public.
wut


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by Cat on Sat Mar 23rd, 2019 at 04:38:02 AM EST
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DOJ | Attorney General Establishes New State Secrets Policies and Procedures, 2009

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by Cat on Sat Mar 23rd, 2019 at 04:40:04 AM EST
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Stormy Daniels taking new standup comedy act to Houston
"The show will be a two-show event on March 20."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Mar 23rd, 2019 at 04:50:13 AM EST
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by Cat on Sat Mar 23rd, 2019 at 08:54:13 PM EST
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Wm. "Drug Czar" Barr's letter to the US Congress
transmitting "the status of [his] initial review of the report" prepared by Special Counsel Rbt. S. Mueller III.

HPSCI Majority View and hearing of sundry alternative hypotheses developing ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Mar 24th, 2019 at 09:44:18 PM EST
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Michael Avenatti arrested for alleged $20 million extortion attempt against Nike
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mail and wire fraud

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Mar 25th, 2019 at 05:33:55 PM EST
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Nike fined €12.5 million for antitrust, football merchandise restrictions, IPR
Clauses included in contracts between Nike and licensees explicitly prohibited out-of-territory sales to Nike and imposed double royalties for out-of-territory sales. Nike had also threatened to end contracts, imposed direct and indirect measures on master licensees, obliging licensees to pass on these prohibitions, and ran audits on licensees.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 02:42:24 PM EST
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re: mendacity heaped on calumny

Since world history began in 1992, one might be tempted  only to consider foregoing statements by the controlling member of the controlling party of the current session of the US Congress in relation to rules of rankd and order concerning members' constitutional authorities and privileges literally regarding classification of STATE SECRETS and NATIONAL SECURITY, provided by agents of the executive branch, and adopted by them (the "Gangs" of 4 and 8). Purportedly to effect prudential government management.

On occasions of enacting the AUMF and reauthorizing the Patriot Act, for example, as well as reviews of FBI evidence said to accompany warrant applications to FISA courts for surveillance of US citizens.

Democratic Memo Defends FBI Surveillance of Ex-Trump Adviser (Feb 2018)
Justice Department briefs lawmakers on Russia probe sources (May 2018, cached 404)

"Nothing we heard today has changed our view that there is no evidence to support any allegation that the FBI or any intel agency placed a spy in the Trump campaign," said a statement Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., read to reporters on behalf of himself, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. ...Pelosi had received the invitation to attend, but sent Schiff instead, she told reporters at the Capitol on Thursday.
[...]
Warner spoke briefly to reporters after the meeting..."There's never been a Gang of Eight meeting with that kind of White House presence," he said.
FBI hands House GOP thousands of documents on Russia probe (June 2018)
Democrats have raised increasingly pitched concerns about the intrusiveness of GOP requests. Republicans have argued that their demands for information are part of a constitutional responsibility to oversee the FBI and Justice Department, but Democrats and some FBI defenders say their efforts appear aimed at providing fodder for Trump to defend against the ongoing investigation of his campaign's contacts with Kremlin-linked individuals.
Trump may have to wait to see public release of FBI documents  (Sep 2018)
Meanwhile, Democrats who sit on congressional intelligence committees said Trump is trying to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. They want a briefing from the intelligence community before any documents are released.

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The Latest: Barr decision on report to cause fireworks (23 Mar 2019)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has told House Democrats she would reject any classified briefing on special counsel Robert Mueller's report, saying the information must be provided to Congress in a way that allows lawmakers to discuss it publicly.
Where the &@!$% is Christopher Steele? oh, him? He's guarding the impeachment bill in an undisclosed location.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Mar 24th, 2019 at 06:18:09 PM EST
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[Congressional Representatives] urge Supreme Court to leave redistricting to Congress
The Supreme Court hears oral arguments Tuesday in two partisan gerrymandering cases that could scramble congressional districts and change the way states redraw maps after the 2020 Census, marking the second consecutive year the justices will consider the issue.

the North Carolina and Maryland [congressional representatives] who benefited from that process urged the Supreme Court to stay out of it and leave any overhaul of the redistricting process to Congress[?!].

Are they mental?
To back up their point, they highlight scores of recent bills on partisan gerrymandering, including House Democrats' signature HR 1 legislation that would require states to create independent redistricting commissions, among other overhauls. That's not to say they support it; all of them voted against that bill in a House vote earlier this month.
Crackers have totally lost the plot.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Mar 25th, 2019 at 09:28:40 PM EST
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House Dems unveil measure to reject anti-Israel boycotts
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.), who are both Jewish, unveiled a measure that opposes the boycott, divest and sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel and reaffirms support for a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict.

The resolution's introduction comes days before the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington that starts this weekend, where multiple top Democratic leaders are expected to speak.
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The Senate previously passed legislation in February that would allow states to penalize businesses that take part in boycotts or divestments of Israel. But some Democrats, including freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), opposed the measure due to concerns about free speech.
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) are all slated to speak at this year's annual AIPAC conference, which begins Sunday. ...Several 2020 Democratic contenders have said they will not attend the conference this year, including Sanders, Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas).

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is also expected to speak at the AIPAC conference and meet with President Trump at the White House early next week. Netanyahu's visit will come ahead of the Israeli elections in early April.

TITLE IV. Combating BDS Act of 2019 in S.1 (Rubio) - Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 12:18:22 AM EST
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University of D'Oh BULLETIN
Leading Democrat Under Fire for 'Shameful' AIPAC Speech

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Mar 25th, 2019 at 08:55:24 PM EST
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Hoyer says AIPAC remarks were 'misinterpreted'
"'During his speech, Hoyer said he "stand[s] with Israel, proudly and unapologetically," adding, 'When someone accuses American supporters of Israel of dual loyalty, I say: Accuse me.' The statement was widely interpreted as a rebuke of Omar, who said in February that she wanted 'to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country.'"

benjamins

Prepared Remarks for AIPAC Annual Policy Conference

"What weakens us, though, is when, instead of engaging in legitimate debate about policies, someone questions the motives of his or her fellow citizens or tries to silence others through exclusion, disenfranchisement, or fear."
Hoyer: MD-5 since 1981. Yes, that cracker has been warming a seat for 38 years.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Mar 25th, 2019 at 09:51:05 PM EST
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Senator from unofficial 51st State speaks out
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday pushed back against comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who had drawn bipartisan criticism after saying that politicians' support for Israel was "all about the Benjamins."

"From this Benjamin, it's not about the Benjamins," Netanyahu said in a speech delivered through a video call at a conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). "The reason...is not because they want our money. It's because they share our values."

"It's because America and Israel share a love of freedom and democracy. It's because we cherish individual rights and the rule of law." he added in a speech laden with praise for President Trump. "We don't judge people by the color of their skin, their religion or their sexual orientation."

O Rly?

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by Cat on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 03:54:31 PM EST
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piling up like wrecks on a eight-lane freeway

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 03:38:46 PM EST
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Cindy McCain fundraises to 'protect' John McCain's legacy after latest Trump's attacks
"She asked supporters to donate to the McCain Institute Foundation, a charitable group that supports the work of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University, which McCain helped get started in 2012 with unspent money from his 2008 presidential campaign."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 05:13:56 PM EST
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The Nation: Meet Mississippi's Fiercest Advocate for Reproductive Justice

Courthousenews: Mississippi Governor Signs Fetal-Heartbeat Abortion Law

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 05:24:10 PM EST
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Gillibrand Kicks Off Campaign Outside Trump Hotel
"A shrine to greed, division and vanity. Now, look around you."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Mar 25th, 2019 at 05:58:45 PM EST
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Kamala Harris promises teachers a [$315B] raise if elected president
"you can judge a society by the way it treats its children"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 02:52:31 PM EST
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Biden opens up double-digit lead over Sanders in early primary states: poll
The poll of 13,725 registered voters nationwide, conducted May 18-24, has a margin of error of 1 percentage point. The margin of error rises to 4 percentage points among voters living in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.
MOE ±4. Is that all?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 04:06:49 PM EST
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There are those (can't find for the moment) who are touting an easy Trump win on the grounds that the economy is strong.

Concerns about the health of the world economy heightened last week after remarks by the US Federal Reserve indicated that it would not raise interest rates this year. The comments confirmed to analysts that the Fed has backflipped on its hawkish policy of the past year when it hiked rates four times and is now more pessimistic about the outlook for the US economy.

Adding to the fears of a more widespread global downturn, manufacturing output data from Germany on Friday showed a contraction for the third straight month.

In response, US 10-year treasury yields slipped below the three-month rate for the first time since 2007 as nervous investors ploughed their money into the safe haven of bonds rather than riskier assets such as shares.

This so-called inversion of the of the bond yield curve - where long-term rates fall below short-term - has predicted every recession for the past 60 years. It is a function of bond markets that the return, or yield, falls when the price of the bond rises.

Nothing weakens like a strong economy.

I used to be afew. I'm still not many.

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Mon Mar 25th, 2019 at 09:39:31 AM EST
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in a shallow pool with three or more large, inflatable beach balls

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by Cat on Mon Mar 25th, 2019 at 05:41:26 PM EST
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