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11/16/19 10:51 A

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With you on that one!

I think (just my Spidey-Sense) that any GOP member that doesn't flip on Trump by the end of next week is going to have an EPIC re-election struggle.

Also this: CNN got a cc of Holmes' opening statements.Check out the statements on Rudy, "playing the race card", and just general consciousness of what he was doing!
www.cnn.com/2019/11/15/polit
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11/16/19 7:45 A

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I was heartened by the standing ovation and clapping after yesterday’s hearing.
Nobody in that room really found fault with 33 years of faithful service to our country!


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11/16/19 2:22 A

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So much is happening that my head is spinning.

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11/15/19 5:34 P

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Today, Oregon became the third state in the country to issue a statewide court rule prohibiting ICE from making civil arrests at state courthouses without a judicial warrant or order. Thanks to Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters, today marks the end of warrantless arrests in Oregon’s courts by ICE. This rule means our community members can use our courthouses without fear of targeting or profiling.

Oregonians must be able to enter our courthouses without fear. These are the centers of our civic life, and are critical to everything from marriage to divorce, to filing a restraining order, to pursing justice in our courtrooms. ‬ This new Uniform Trial Court Rule means that courthouses in Oregon will be included as sensitive spaces prohibiting civil arrests unless the arresting agency has a judicial arrest warrant.

Thank you, Chief Walters, for issuing this important emergency rule. And thank you to the broad coalition of Oregonians who worked to make sure this issue was given the priority it deserves.

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11/15/19 5:25 P

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The Foreign Service folks are amazing!

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11/15/19 2:28 P

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Feel free to jump in with your own favorite bit of good news today!

I'm going to start with Roger Dodger Stone:

"Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone has been convicted on all seven counts he was facing, including charges of lying to Congress and witness tampering, both in direct relationship to Stone’s role as a liaison between WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign.

"Stone’s conviction brings to a close the last-known case begun under special counsel Robert Mueller. Though Stone claimed he was “not intentionally dishonest” and tried to pass off his actions as politics as usual, jurors sided with federal prosecutors who made a compelling case that Stone undertook his actions to assist the Trump campaign, and both lied and intimidated to cover up the WikiLeaks connection because the truth would have been embarrassing to Trump—embarrassing in the sense that, among other things, the truth showed that Trump also lied in his written responses to the special counsel’s office."
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11/12/19 12:47 P

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Reported this morning: MSNBC

Former national security adviser John Bolton derided President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law during a private speech last week and suggested his former boss’ approach to U.S. policy on Turkey is motivated by personal or financial interests, several people who were present for the remarks told NBC News.

Speech was at the economic club of NY. Which also puts his commentary in the public sphere, even without the testimony. Should be fun.

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11/12/19 6:29 A

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JaneyBee, I agree about Joe. I really like him but wish he wasn't running. I seriously think we need younger blood and ideas in there. And I'm 71 and active but I just think younger would be better. emoticon emoticon

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11/12/19 12:56 A

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I like Uncle Joe, don't really think he should be president, but I thoroughly enjoyed his town hall at my alma mater, Grinnell College this evening.

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11/10/19 9:06 A

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When there are so many willing to step up that you don’t even need to call the whistleblower, it makes me wonder how any sane person can still listen to the ever-changing “lies”!
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11/8/19 10:35 P

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Ha!

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11/8/19 8:46 P

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A couple of funny things for a Friday!


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11/7/19 10:31 A

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Good for them!

Melania gets a little heat.

"First lady Melania Trump was faced with a rare protest during her visit late afternoon Wednesday to the Boston Medical Center (BMC), as hospital employees stood in silence but mocked her with signs including one that read, "We Care Do U?"

Trump visited the medical center to support treatment for babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome as part of her Be Best initiative aimed at helping children, but about 250 employees planned to protest her visit.

A video by Boston 25 News reporter Scott McDonnell showed a sizable crowd of people standing outside the facility not shouting, but making statements with signs they were holding.

One read, "We care do u?" a play on Trump's infamous "I Really Don't Care Do U?" jacket she wore while visiting migrant children at the Texas-Mexico border in summer 2018.”


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11/7/19 1:04 A

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You might remember Sondland comes from Portland, OR. He was met at the baggage claim area with folks who chanted his oath of office, over and again. Not sure how they knew where he would be. But they did. It was apparently awkward.



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11/7/19 12:46 A

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I saw lots of postings from educators who won school board seats! Including a couple that I've been following. What a concept, teachers who think they know something about education.

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11/6/19 10:00 A

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It was a hopeful night, indeed!

Washington (CNN) The cyclist who flipped off President Donald Trump's motorcade in 2017, and lost her job because of it, has won her bid for local office in Virginia.

CNN projected that Juli Briskman on Tuesday night won her race to become supervisor for the Algonkian District in Loudoun County, Virginia. The win comes just over two years after a photo of Briskman flipping off the President's motorcade as it made its way back to the White House from Trump's golf course in Sterling, Virginia, went viral in October 2017. Her lawyer said she was forced to resign from her job as a marketing executive at Akima LLC over the photo.

Briskman was able to leverage her viral rebuke of Trump into Tuesday's win with a campaign that made the image central to her political message.

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11/6/19 9:03 A

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How 'bout that new blue Gov in KY, and that big blue flip in VA? !!!!!!!

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11/4/19 1:07 P

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"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." -Margaret Thatcher

"You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there." -Unknown

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11/4/19 12:09 P

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Sunday's "Who Won The Week"

The firefighters and relief workers risking their lives to battle the historic blazes and help the wildfire victims in California

The panel of judges in North Carolina that tossed the gerrymandered district maps drawn up by Republicans and ordered new, fairer maps to be drawn for the 2020 elections

National Security Council Ukraine expert Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, for his bombshell testimony before the House impeachment-inquiry committee

The special ops, aided by a seriously-badass Kurdish infiltrator and Conan the dog, who found and killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi even after Trump clumsily jeopardized the mission

Federal Judge Myron Thompson, who blocked Alabama's Republican-passed law that would make abortion a felony in nearly all situations, regardless of the stage of pregnancy

The World Series Champion Washington Nationals, and the stadium full of Nationals fans who gave Trump a well-deserved chorus of boos and chants of "Lock him up"

Chicago's schools, as the 11-day teachers' strike affecting 300,000 students ends with agreements to reduce class sizes and hire more nurses, librarians and social workers

The Missouri jury that awarded police Sgt. Keith Wildhaber nearly $20 million in a discrimination lawsuit after he was told to “tone down his gayness” if he wanted to be promoted

The House, for passing a resolution setting the stage for popcorn-munchable public impeachment hearings on live TV

New York, as Trump officially announces he's now a Floridian

The crowd at Madison Square Garden for Ultimate Fighting Championship who heartily booed The Resident on Saturday night. When you've lost THIS crowd....

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10/31/19 3:14 P

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Good news indeed!

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10/31/19 2:03 P

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NEW, potentially BIG: State Department agrees to turn over Ukraine-related materials by 11/22.

Docs were sought by @weareoversight
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Agreement includes all communications with @RudyGiuliani
, all Biden-related records.

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10/30/19 9:53 A

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I just love that she's being so methodical. It's been frustrating to wait out the process until she was sure that she had the votes and that she had him dead to rights, but if anyone can get this across the finish line, it will be Nancy. It's been nine months since we won back the House; a long wait for sure.

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10/29/19 2:12 A

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The House is inching itself along towards Impeachment!

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10/28/19 9:12 P

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Okay, Republicans. We don't have to, but "Nancy sez, buckle up, buttercups!" (so to speak).

"The Speaker wrote:

“This week, we will bring a resolution to the Floor that affirms the ongoing, existing investigation that is currently being conducted by our committees as part of this impeachment inquiry, including all requests for documents, subpoenas for records and testimony, and any other investigative steps previously taken or to be taken as part of this investigation.

This resolution establishes the procedure for hearings that are open to the American people, authorizes the disclosure of deposition transcripts, outlines procedures to transfer evidence to the Judiciary Committee as it considers potential articles of impeachment, and sets forth due process rights for the President and his Counsel.

We are taking this step to eliminate any doubt as to whether the Trump Administration may withhold documents, prevent witness testimony, disregard duly authorized subpoenas, or continue obstructing the House of Representatives.

For weeks, the President, his Counsel in the White House, and his allies in Congress have made the baseless claim that the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry “lacks the necessary authorization for a valid impeachment proceeding.” They argue that, because the House has not taken a vote, they may simply pretend the impeachment inquiry does not exist.

The Trump Administration has made up this argument – apparently out of whole cloth – in order to justify its unprecedented cover-up, withhold key documents from multiple federal agencies, prevent critical witnesses from cooperating, and defy duly authorized subpoenas.”

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Speaker Pelosi signed the letter in the same manner as her last letter, adding:

Nobody is above the law.

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10/28/19 3:00 P

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I think he handed that over to Don Jr this time.

PS... BIG NEWS in Oregon. Our worst politico - Greg Walden, who led the assault on ACA - is retiring and not running for anything else.

Our two blue candidates are less known (the one who nearly took him out last time decided to run for Sec State, also an important job and probably a good match).

Expecting others to step up, maybe, now.

But this is big news. His ongoing R challenger (Romero) is actually WORSE than Wyden but doesn't have the name recognition or skills. There's a doctor in one of our larger towns who runs for things and sometimes gets them who is also pretty bad, but I think folks are going to start pushing on Chris Van Dyke to run (he nearly did last go round). (Yes... Dick's son!)

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10/28/19 12:41 P

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I think that it was hilarious he got boo'd...after his announcement about the raid, I am sure he was "feeling" himself and thought he walk into a stadium full of adoring fans...the harsh reality showed him that we can all appreciate our troops and still dislike the Commander-in-Chief...

I am just shocked he hasn't whined about his "bad treatment" on Twitter...yet...

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10/28/19 9:36 A

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Keep that good news a'comin'!

I have to admit, I laughed robustly at the Nationals crowd's response! The Resident carefully hides himself from any exposure to dissent. He needs to hear this more and more.

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10/28/19 12:57 A

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Another CREW victory! Interior abandoned proposed changes to its FOIA regulations that would have made it more difficult to obtain records in response to comments from CREW and a coalition of good government groups.

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10/27/19 10:33 P

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Nationals fans boo President Trump, then chant “lock him up." (World Series game today)

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10/26/19 2:43 P

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Calgary agency gets Trump served with cease-and-desist letter for saying 'fake news'
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Trademark success unlikely, but conversation still worth having, says creative director
CBC · Posted: Oct 24, 2019 2:35 PM MT | Last Updated: October 24

A screengrab from the satirical video shows a man proudly displaying a cease-and-desist letter addressed to U.S. President Trump as if it were a freshly inked executive order. (Fake NewsTM/YouTube)

"How do you stop that guy in the Oval Office from confusing the American people with his incorrect use of the term fake news? You trademark it."

That's a line from a satirical video produced by a Calgary advertising agency that has partnered with the largest journalist organization in America to do just that — apply for a trademark on the term "fake news."

Together, Wax Partnership and the Florida Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists have sent a cease-and-desist letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, saying his blatant misuse of the label is an attempt to discredit legitimate journalists.

"As a communications company, and as individuals who see the importance of free and independent press as part of a healthy democracy, it was an idea that we came up with ourselves," said Wax creative director Nick Asik in an interview with the Calgary Eyeopener.

They pitched the idea for a trademark application to the Society of Professional Journalists, which decided to go through with the three-month long process.

Asik said it's not about whether the trademark is ultimately approved or rejected; the goal is to have a conversation — even if it is a bit cheeky at times — about critical thinking and media literacy.

"Real fake news isn't news at all. It's completely made up, ignoring the very fundamentals of journalism, like facts and sources," says the main actor in the ad, as the camera closes in on a fake news article with the headline "Centaur surgery a success!"
To get people to stop and think about what fake news really is, a Calgary ad agency produced this video and pitched the idea of a trademark to the Society of Professional Journalists. (Fake NewsTM/YouTube)

The Fake News™ campaign includes a full website with information about how to verify the authenticity of articles, how to spot false information and why the term "fake news" shouldn't be indiscriminately hurled at people or statements you disagree with.

The campaign is not meant to be partisan, Asik said. It's a broad push to restore the public trust in a free and independent press, which includes journalists from all points along the political spectrum.





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10/25/19 10:59 P

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NOT from the Onion, I doubled checked!

Rudy Giuliani Butt-Dials NBC News Reporter, Leaves Embarrassing Voicemail: ‘We Need Some Money’

It’s the second time in a month the former New York City mayor has made this mistake.

The one referenced in the headline has him talking about Bahrain (I noticed when he went to Bahrain a number of months back - btw, they have no extradition treaty!)

The second one he trashes Biden.

Trending hashtag is #ButtHisVoicemails


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Italy refuses to play along:

"Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte punctured Attorney General Bill Barr’s global dirt-digging mission, reportedly telling him that Italy did not play a role in the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation.

"Conte told reporters in Rome on Wednesday that his intelligence agencies had told Barr “that our intelligence is unrelated to the affair.”

“Our intelligence is completely unrelated to the so-called Russiagate and that has been made clear,” he also said.

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(And yes, I know that that Barr has launched a very dangerous investigation, but this thread is for Good News, not Nightmare Scenarios.)

Rudy Giuliani has been approaching defense attorneys for possible representation, according to three sources familiar with the matter. The move is notable because last week he said he would not be seeking a new lawyer unless he felt one was needed.
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George Conway continues to excoriate The Resident:

"You’re the whistleblower, @realDonaldTrump, and @RudyGiuliani is the second whistleblower, and now there’s a third whistleblower, Mick Mulvaney. Hope that helps."

I don't trust this guy as far as I could throw him and his untamed shrew, but I do appreciate the burn.
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And finally, because we live in Bizarro World now and this is actually something the NYPD had to clarify...

The New York Police Department said Thursday that Donald Trump would be arrested if he shot someone on Fifth Avenue, contradicting an argument made in federal court earlier this week by Trump's lawyer.

In a press conference, NYPD First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker was asked to respond to the claim from Trump attorney William S. Consovoy.

"President Trump's lawyer said yesterday that if he were to shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue, he couldn't be arrested or investigated," a reporter stated. "I was wondering, if he were to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue, would you arrest him?"

"We would," Tucker answered. "It's as simple as that."

"If anybody shoots someone, they get arrested, I don't care if it's the president of the United States or anybody else," replied New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, who was also in attendance. "You shoot someone, you should get arrested and we would arrest him."
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That IS good news about DeVos who is so corrupt and unqualified like 99% of Trump's cabinet and appointees.

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education were held in civil contempt by a federal judge on Thursday and ordered to pay damages to student borrowers who took out loans to attend a now defunct for-profit college.

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JaneyBee, that sounds fascinating!

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Just attended a great local event, and Environmental Summit sponsored by our local LULAC chapter. Great to the long list of wins in the preceding posts.

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Florida voters last November passed Amendment 4, which restored voting rights to certain felons who had completed their sentences.

GOP spearheaded an effort to block them pending restitution payments.

Federal judge granted a TRO on the GOP bill to block them from voting.

More to come, but the constitutionality of the GOP block bill is in question and the lawsuits will continue.


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It's Sunday, so, Who Won The Week?

Adam Schiff and his impeachment inquiry committee, for methodically turning Trump and his inner circle against each other with nothing more than the truth

The Democratic presidential candidates for debating with intelligence and skill, and Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio for being the best debate venue in U.S. history

Kenyan runners Eliud Kipchoge for being the first person to run a marathon in under two hours, and Brigid Kosgei for breaking the women's marathon record in 2 hours, 14 minutes

The House of Representatives, which passed a resolution condemning Trump's knee-jerk withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria by a vote of 354-60

Justice against conspiracy theorists, as a Wisconsin jury forces human trash James Fetzer to pay $450,000 to Leonard Pozner, whose son Noah was shot at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012

California Governor Gavin Newsom, for signing a bill into law that outlaws privately-run prisons and immigrant detention facilities in the state

Australia, whose renewable energy industry is expanding at ten times the world average, making it far and away #1 in per-capita clean energy growth

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who stood up to the Mad King of the United States in the White House cabinet room...and the WH photographer who captured the iconic moment

Astronauts Jessica Meir (from Maine) and Christina Koch (from Michigan), for completing the first all-woman spacewalk at the International Space Station this morning

The residents of Baltimore, Maryland, who will forever own exclusive bragging rights as the birthplace of congressman Elijah Cummings, who died this week at 68

And some progressive quickies:

CA bans fur, circus animals and lunch-shaming
Solar bid at 1.7 cents per KWH
British co. makes classics EVs
Another wind farm online in Serbia
Polystyrene degrades in sunlight (still, don't use it, but this is good news)
Toyota extending warranties on EV batteries

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Trump caved on Doral, blaming everyone but himself.

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loving the ratio!!! on that.

Now here... with a tear... from the Independent

Elijah Cummings 'signed subpoenas from his hospital bed' for Trump impeachment before his death

Maryland Democrat also helped lead Democratic caucus conference call


Talk about "what will you do with your one wild and precious life???"

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So.
Nancy made this image her Twitter page banner.

The Resident was foolish enough to post it to his feed. The comments and responses are priceless.

Mrs. Betty Bowers@BettyBowers

Replying to @realDonaldTrump
That you would tweet a pic of you being put in your place by the masterful Nancy Pelosi shows how clueless you are, you petulant little brat.

Devin Nunes’ cow@DevinCow

Replying to @realDonaldTrump
She appears to be in charge. Did she claim ancient civilizations existed during colonial times, because I heard that’s a thing ?

God@thegoodgodabove

Replying to @realDonaldTrump
Even in the picture you posted you look like the deranged crybaby. Everyone sitting next to you looks deeply ashamed.

Michael Petty@5MilesHigher

Replying to @realDonaldTrump
You got beat like a drum.....lol

pourmecoffee@pourmecoffee

Replying to @realDonaldTrump
Why do all the men on your side look like they just got caught in a prostitution sting?

Ahmed Baba@AhmedBaba_

Replying to @realDonaldTrump
This is Trump getting straight up sonned by Pelosi.

I can’t believe Trump tweeted this show of absolute weakness.

Seeing him mid-baby whine while his allies hang their heads in shame is one of the the most satisfying things I’ve seen during this presidency.

("Straight up 'sonned' FTW!)
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good night (or morning, actually, by 7 minutes).

From WA state:

Attorney General Bob Ferguson
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#BREAKING A federal judge in Spokane just ruled in the multi-state legal challenge we're leading against President Trump's cruel and unlawful "public charge" rule. The judge issued a nationwide injunction, blocking the policy from going into effect while our case continues.
This rule is especially outrageous. It deals with lawful immigrants. It will hurt our economy and cause kids to lose health care and go hungry.

We are now 24-0 against the Trump administration. We shouldn't have to keep beating Trump in court - he should follow the law - but we will not stop fighting to defend the rule of law and our shared values.

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Tonight's debate helped me to mentally eliminate a couple more from the line up.

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Peter DeFazio (our state, not my district) sent out this mailer:

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao's disproportionate number of meetings with Kentucky officials are very troubling, Kathy.

It is even more disconcerting that Chao's husband and Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, was touting articles related to these favors on his campaign social media.

Secretary Chao works for all of the American people – not just her husband's constituents. I will not stand by while taxpayers are being taken advantage of.

That's why I've demanded that the Department of Transportation's inspector general audit these alleged favors. We will shine light on the dark corners of corruption connected to President Trump and the widespread self-dealing of his political appointees.

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This week's "Who Won The Week" poll from Kos:

U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero, for dismissing Trump's suit to block the release of his tax returns to the Manhattan DA, calling Trump's arguments "repugnant"

The second whistleblower, who has first-hand knowledge of Trump's arms-for-political-dirt call with Ukraine's president, backing up claims by the first whistleblower

Probate judge Steven Reed, who won his election by a landslide and will be sworn in as the first black mayor in the 200-year history of Montgomery, Alabama

President Jimmy Carter: goes to Nashville to build Habitat for Humanity homes even with 14 stitches above his eye after a fall, and admonishes Trump to "tell the truth for a change."

Simone Biles, for adding two new superhuman "Biles Moves" while winning her fifth all-around title at the gymnastics world championships

The Nobel Prize winners, including Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, who won the peace prize for negotiating peace with Eritrea

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who scared the piss out of the White House by testifying before the House impeachment inquiry without their "OK"

Federal Judge Sallie Kim, for warning Education Sec. Betsy DeVos after she repeatedly violated a student loan-related court order: “I'm not sending anyone to jail yet, but it's good to know I have that ability."

Journalist Lachlan Markay and the long arm of the law, for producing the evidence needed to arrest Rudy Giuliani's gangster stooges Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman on charges of campaign finance fraud

Dick's Sporting Goods, for melting down $5 million in assault-style war weapons and making the gun clingers cry salty tears of woe

Rep. Adam Schiff, for sending waves of horror through Republicans in the White House and Congress, earning him the moniker "Malicious Captain Kangaroo"

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I loved that show, Rachel has a way with news!

Thanks for all the “good court news”! It’s gets hard to keep up. Just wish all the Friday night news lasted through Monday morning!

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Just watching Rachel and Neal Katyal discussing The Resident's Very Bad Day of losing cases.
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Last of the 25 or so good tidbits for today, I hope:

This one's good for a giggle.

(MSN) The White House accidentally sent Democrats a list of talking points related to ex-Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch's Friday House deposition, two sources with knowledge of the email told The Hill, the second time in a month the administration has sent its Ukraine talking points to Democrats.


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Friday, October 11, 2019
Judge Will Block Trump Border Wall in New Ruling

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From the Border Network for Human Rights

EL PASO, TX - Today, a Texas federal court ruled that President Trump’s proclamation of a national emergency along the Southern border violated federal law. The court declared that the president’s proclamation is invalid because it illegally sought to override Congress’s decision to not fund further border wall construction. The court invited the plaintiffs, El Paso County, Texas, and the Border Network for Human Right to propose terms for an injunction that would prevent the government from using funds to build border barriers that Congress specifically refused to authorize.



This lawsuit, which is unrelated to one brought in California challenging the president’s shuffling of Department of Defense funding streams to pay for his border wall, was brought on behalf of El Paso County, Texas, and the Border Network for Human Rights—an El Paso-based nonprofit dedicated to ensuring the participation of marginalized border communities and defending human and civil rights.



Kristy Parker, Counsel for Protect Democracy, a nonpartisan nonprofit which represented the plaintiffs, said: “Throughout history, democracies have been felled by overzealous leaders who sought to aggrandize their own powers under the banner of real or imagined ‘emergencies.’ Our Founders were wise enough to anticipate that danger and created a strong separation of powers to prevent that from happening here. Today’s ruling vindicates the Founders’ wisdom and confirms that the president is not a king, and that he cannot override Congress’s power to decide how to appropriate funds.



Stuart Gerson, former Acting U.S. Attorney General and co-counsel for the plaintiffs, said: “As someone who served in government under a Republican administration, I never imagined a Republican president would attempt to expand executive power this far by overriding the appropriations power that belongs to Congress. I hope today’s ruling will prompt Republicans in Washington to recommit to the checks and balances that have defined our Republic and protected our freedom.”



The plaintiffs filed the lawsuit in February, after President Trump declared a national emergency and used that declaration to access funding for building a border wall that had been appropriated for other purposes. That declaration prompted a series of legal challenges. This is the first ruling on whether the emergency declaration itself was legally valid.



This case is also notable for the cross-ideological legal team behind it, and where it was filed. The legal team includes not only Protect Democracy, but also the Niskanen Center, a center-right policy think tank; former Acting U.S. Attorney General Stuart Gerson, a top aide to President George H.W. Bush and founding member of the conservative nonprofit Checks and Balances; Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe, one of the nation’s leading constitutional law experts who represented Al Gore in Bush v. Gore; and the law firms Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

And whereas when the president issued the emergency declaration he predicted that “they will sue us in the Ninth Circuit,” this case was brought in the famously conservative Fifth Circuit. According to Gerson, that’s because “This is where our clients were harmed and it doesn’t take a liberal or a conservative to know that what the President has done would make Madison and Hamilton roll over in their graves -- it’s the most foundational aspect of our Constitution that Congress and not the President gets to appropriate funds.”

A prior ruling by a federal court in California temporarily enjoined the administration from constructing parts of the wall by using certain Department of Defense funds the administration claimed it could access without relying on emergency powers. That decision was put on hold by the Supreme Court, allowing construction using those funds to continue while that litigation proceeds.

In this case, the plaintiffs argued that the president’s national emergency declaration exceeded his powers both under statutory law and the Constitution, and that its mere issuance injured border communities. The court based its ruling on statutory grounds and did not reach the constitutional issues. As detailed in their complaint, President Trump declared the emergency after months of failed attempts to obtain additional funding for his border wall culminated in the longest U.S. government shutdown in history. He publicly acknowledged that there was no urgency, saying “I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster.” The administration then moved to transfer $8.1 billion for border wall construction efforts – $6.7 billion more than the $1.375 billion approved by Congress.



The Trump administration moved to dismiss the case, contending that while Congress denied the Department of Homeland Security authority to spend more than $1.375 billion on border wall construction, the president has the discretion, including through declaring a national emergency, to reprogram existing funds for those barriers. The administration’s central argument was that the president has unfettered and unreviewable authority to access military construction funds by declaring an “emergency” under the National Emergencies Act.



The administration’s position, had it been accepted, would have significantly weakened Congress's appropriations power by giving the president power to override appropriations decisions using the National Emergencies Act—unless Congress musters a veto-proof majority to disapprove. It also would have changed the presumption that the executive branch cannot spend money unless Congress specifically approves it, which would force Congress to anticipate and negate loopholes through which the executive branch might seek to spend government money.

Enveloped in this friction between executive and congressional powers were the border communities themselves. The plaintiffs asserted that the emergency declaration harmed them and their community by falsely characterizing the border region and the people who live there – many of whom are immigrants – as dangerous, and by jeopardizing business and tourism opportunities. The emergency declaration also redirected funds away from Fort Bliss, an economic engine in the region, and initiated construction that the majority of the community had opposed through their elected representatives.

This case highlights the danger that political scientists say is inherent in a president using emergency powers to pursue policy objectives. As Protect Democracy advisers and authors of “How Democracies Die,” Daniel Ziblatt and Steven Levitsky, warned in The New York Times, “National emergencies can threaten the constitutional balance even under democratically minded presidents like Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt. But they can be fatal under would-be autocrats . . . Crises present such great opportunities for concentrating power that would-be autocrats often manufacture them . . . [T]hese developments should set off alarm bells. Our president is behaving like an autocrat.”


For more information about the case, visit EndTheEmergency.org.


The ruling and other case documents can be found at https://protectdemocracy.org/national-emer
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal appeals court rules against President Donald Trump, orders financial records turned over to House .



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And some more.
Laughing is therapeutic.
Giuliani is making his family so proud
(His dad, when he got out of Sing Sing, went to work for his mom's side of the family as an enforcer.)

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Hahahaha!!! Ever seen The Money Pit with Tom Hanks? This is me laughing at all of this.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2rVcxkbIQc

Yes, it's still crazy and sickening and ruined, but... HAHAHAHAHAHA!

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and Kevin McCarthy gives back the cash given him by Guiliani's indicted pals.

Some of it was sneaked to him, to be fair. But Giuli's cooties are causing panic.

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Source, article in VICE

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AND

Two associates of President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani were arrested Wednesday and face campaign finance charges. (Conspiracy and strawman donations from foreign sources for a "then sitting Congressman identified as "Congressman-1" who they met with to talk about (ahem) removing the ambassador") according to the charging document sent to the grand jury - I went to look it up. Heck, see the link below if you are feeling nerdy)

This paragraph originally continued, "Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman reportedly aided Giuliani’s efforts to have Ukraine launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden."


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Link of indictment. The two places I saw the story were NPR and Wall Street Journal.

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Great DACA news. And SedonaCat... what a great idea!

So - you may have noticed that former Congressman Trey Gowdy who was significant in the multiple failed hearings to nail Hillary Clinton for the Benghazi tragedy is now to be on the impeachment defense team.

All the best people, NOT.

Meanwhile, Fox News flails: (CBS): ​Fox News drops Trey Gowdy

12:57 p.m.: Former Congressman Trey Gowdy, who the president's outside legal team is considering bringing on board, has been dropped by Fox News.

A Fox News spokesperson said Gowdy "has been terminated and is no longer a contributor." -- Fin Gomez


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Michigan Attorney General joins brief in the lawsuit against the federal repeal of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

www.michiganadvance.com/blog
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The amicus brief has been signed on by 25 Governors and Attorneys General, as well as 165 institutions of higher learning, arguing, among other things, that DACA recipients (commonly known as Dreamers) "contribute immeasurably" to campus life, and that the Obama-era program has opened the door to higher education for "tens of thousands previously undocumented" young people.

"American institutions of higher education benefit profoundly from the presence of immigrant students on our campuses," the brief reads, in part. "Whether they attend large public universities, private research universities, liberal arts colleges, or community colleges, these students contribute a perspective and experience that is unique and important. That is especially true of Dreamers—that is, undocumented young people who were brought to the United States as children."

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About Dick's Sporting goods. Thanks for this very good news. Definitely will buy a treadmill from there this week. emoticon

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“The poll finds that, by a margin of 58 percent to 38 percent, Americans say the House was correct to undertake the inquiry.”

Didn't dig out which poll, but if it's at all accurate, ever'body but da base is for it.

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Dick's Sporting Goods has destroyed $5 million of the chain's gun inventory, its CEO said.

After finding out that Dick's had sold the Parkland shooter a shotgun, CEO Edward Stack decided last year the company would no longer sell firearm to anyone under 21. Dick's announced it would destroy its inventory of weapons, rather than allow them to be sold by another retailer.


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I remember writing thank you notes to them when they initially backed off of the sales.


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I knew that Dick's Sporting Goods had tightened up their gun policies, but didn't know that they literally scrapped all their AR-15 type weapons! Good on them!

www.cbsnews.com/news/corporations-an
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Follow up: There was (as would be expected) an appeal and TRO. The appeal REQUEST is also on the Lawfare link. That means a delay.

Here's the statement "Judge Victor Marrero of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed Presdent Trump's lawsuit in federal court over the Manhattan District Attorney's efforts to obtain his tax returns. The president immediately appealed the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which issued an administrative stay, pending an expedited review by the court. The ruling and stay are available below."

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Here's what I got from a fast read of the 75 page document, which is actually quite clear. Nope, not an attorney but I've had years of dealing with adminstrative documents which have legal implications.

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The narrow object at law here is "does the president and his corporations have to answer this subpoena."

The broader objects are Trump's attempt to assert privilege from any and all processes of criminal law, from investigation.

The narrow answer from District Court is: He does.

The broader answer from District Court is: Nope to Trump.


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A reminder: District Court decisions can be appealed, and this decision is being appealed. I would expect an appeal to the Supreme Court no matter the outcome of that, but meanwhile (while the appeals work themselves out), the subpoena is still in play, but just not ordered to be fulfilled. (Temporarily enjoined).

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The 75 page decision incorporates some remarkable review of the conflicts of the three OLC memos, discussion of constitutional sideboards around presidential immunity, and case law, real world outcomes related to the topic of "immunity or not", as applied to Burr and Clinton. It also incorporates some Supreme Court precedents. Most of these, even the OLC memos (which tend to contradict each other a little) do not play to an absolute immunity from ALL criminal process, which is what Trump is claiming.

There are some finer distinctions within the decision that narrow the definition of privilege from that.

An appeal would be expected and in fact was filed, which delays the delivery of the subpoena but which doesn't kill it.


I'll betcha no matter what the outcome of the Appeals court, there will be a request for the Supreme Court to review this decision, but the precedents (from Burr to Clinton) are not in Trump's favor.

Hope this quick reading helps.

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Here's hoping they get turned over by the end of this week!

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“In his 75-page ruling, Judge Marrero called the president’s argument ‘repugnant to the nation’s governmental structure and constitutional values.’ Presidents, their families and businesses are not above the law, the judge wrote.” NYTmes

"His TAXES!"



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wow!

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10/6/19 9:51 P

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Another great bunch of Good News from the "Who Won The Week" poll on Daily Kos:

California Governor Gavin Newsom, for signing into law the first bill allowing for the creation of public banks in a hundred years

Justice for black Americans, as Dallas police officer Amber Guyger is convicted and sent to prison for the murder of Botham Jean

U.S. District Court Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, for ruling that several legal challenges to the Trump administration's attempted shrinking of the Bears Ears National Monument can proceed

Rachel Maddow: enjoys ratings spike on her MSNBC show; new book "Blowout" is instant bestseller; and joins cast of CW's "Batwoman" as Vesper Fairchild

President Jimmy Carter, who celebrated his 95th birthday just days before heading off to build more Habitat for Humanity houses

Federal Judge Steve Jones, for ruling that Georgia's "6 week" abortion ban (before many women even know they're pregnant) is unconstitutional because it violates women's right to privacy

FEC Chair Ellen Weintraub, for tweeting out the agency's entire Weekly Digest after a GOP commissioner tried to suppress it because it contained a draft rule on "Prohibited Activities Involving Foreign Nationals"

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: surges in polls; $25 million Q3 haul; sends dinner to the Sanders D.C. HQ staff in wake of his heart surgery; trolls right-wing troll with shout-out to Univ. of Houston (her alma mater) Cougars

Reuters Reporter Jeff Mason, who triggered a Trump meltdown ("You talkin' to ME?") by pressing the president about what he wanted Ukraine to do to the Bidens in exchange for weapons

Maine women pioneers, as astronaut Jessica Meir gets down to work at the Space Station and Alissa Wetherbee becomes the first person to logroll across the Mississippi River

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10/6/19 7:58 P

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A little like Paul Krugman explaining macroeconomic theory while on his first terrifying roller coaster ride:


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10/6/19 12:18 P

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how's everyone doing in this wild rush?

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10/6/19 12:18 P

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Multiple whistleblowers!

“A second whistleblower has come forward with information about President Donald Trump’s call with the president of Ukraine, according to attorneys representing that whistleblower and the intelligence official whose earlier complaint set off a series of events culminating in an impeachment inquiry.

"I can confirm that my firm and my team represent multiple whistleblowers in connection to the underlying August 12, 2019, disclosure to the Intelligence Community Inspector General," attorney Andrew Bakaj told NBC News.”

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10/6/19 2:32 A

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Pelosi in SC: “Donald, you used to own a casino,” she said. “You know the House always wins.”

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CNN: Briefly: There isn't the feared backlash to impeachment that was feared, and not just according to 1 poll.

"Poll of the week: A new Gallup poll out this week finds that President Donald Trump's approval rating is 40%. His disapproval rating is 56%.

Trump is in worse shape than he was in early September, when Gallup put his approval rating at 43% and his disapproval rating at 54%.

What's the point: Throughout the Trump administration, Democrats were arguing among themselves over whether to impeach or, at minimum, start an impeachment inquiry against the President. One of the political arguments against it was that it would cause an electoral backlash -- that is, trying to impeach Trump would allow his consistently low approval ratings to rise.

So far, that hasn't happened. Trump, at this point, has not improved his position following the impeachment inquiry. If anything, his numbers have dipped.

The Gallup poll is one of a number that show Trump's approval rating down over the past week. When you take an average of the polls, Trump's approval has dipped from about 44% to about 42% now. His disapproval rating, meanwhile, is up from about 53% to 54%.

Now, I should point out that these aren't huge shifts. Some of it could be Trump's approval rating returning to its longer-term average, given that it was on a slight upswing before the inquiry. What you can certainly say, though, is Trump's ratings aren't going up because of the impeachment inquiry."

Partial text from a CNN Politics article.


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Re ignoring subpoenas -- it will be considered evidence of obstruction, up front.

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Good news about Pence but the WH and all will continue to ignore subpoenas, I fear. Keep the GOOD news coming!! emoticon

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