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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:02 am 
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So, about that bill. Looks like Mitch is having a weird case of flip-floppery, since all Nancy's asking him to do is pass the same Senate bill they did before Toddler-in-Chief threw his tantrum. I guess now that his diapered boss has soiled himself, he's had a change of heart.

A few GOPers are breaking ranks. May not be enough. Definitely not enough to over-ride a veto.

Look, I would keep telling the media the message. Democrats do support funding border security, and we are funding that. What the BLOTUS claims he keeps asking for. We are not supporting his phantasmagorical indescribable unbuildable wall ... but if he wants funding for security, we're providing it, so it's time to once again stop refusing yes for an answer. :roll:

I also would keep pointing out that while the shutdown continues, border and TSA agents are working without pay, as are many other folks at Homeland Security, if they haven't been furloughed.

One guy introduced two bills to end the electoral college, and block a president from pardoning himself. Nice ideas. Suspect they'll go as far as Sherman's articles of impeachment.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:32 am 
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So, about that bill. Looks like Mitch is having a weird case of flip-floppery, since all Nancy's asking him to do is pass the same Senate bill they did before Toddler-in-Chief threw his tantrum. I guess now that his diapered boss has soiled himself, he's had a change of heart.

A few GOPers are breaking ranks. May not be enough. Definitely not enough to over-ride a veto.

Look, I would keep telling the media the message. Democrats do support funding border security, and we are funding that. What the BLOTUS claims he keeps asking for. We are not supporting his phantasmagorical indescribable unbuildable wall ... but if he wants funding for security, we're providing it, so it's time to once again stop refusing yes for an answer. :roll:

I also would keep pointing out that while the shutdown continues, border and TSA agents are working without pay, as are many other folks at Homeland Security, if they haven't been furloughed.

One guy introduced two bills to end the electoral college, and block a president from pardoning himself. Nice ideas. Suspect they'll go as far as Sherman's articles of impeachment.


Very encouraging...but still a lot of uncertainties. McConnell knows Trump is being an infantile schmuck, but will he really push Senate Republicans to pass the same bill? He must know that if he does...Trump will look even the bigger fool continuing to suggest that this shut down is all because of Schumer and Pelosi. What does he do when his own party has passed the same bill to end the shutdown. Would Trump ever fold his hand? Even with this sort of pressure?

And...what does this new word for "the wall" mean? Is Trump backpeddaling when he begins calling it a "barrier" as he did yesterday. A barrier could be a sign on a post for chris's sake. A big sign with a "just following orders" good little nazi border patrol agent standing next to it. (Learnt that straight out of Adolph Eichmann.)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:02 pm 
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I become more convinced daily that McConnell is a Russian asset.

Passing those bills the first day so he could kill them in the Senate was an act of genius. It shows who's for good government and who isn't. We knew that already, but it's worth reminding the public from time to time.

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I become more convinced daily that McConnell is a Russian asset.

Passing those bills the first day so he could kill them in the Senate was an act of genius. It shows who's for good government and who isn't. We knew that already, but it's worth reminding the public from time to time.

Think of the stuff I took HOLY HELL for just a year ago, here and elsewhere.

Putin is a murderous dictator was one of the things I said that I was attacked over. That McConnell and rump and the rest are all russian assets traitors etc is something I have said for a long time, glad everyone is catching up.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:08 pm 
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Now is the time to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump

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President Donald Trump is a direct and serious threat to our country. On an almost daily basis, he attacks our Constitution, our democracy, the rule of law and the people who are in this country. His conduct has created a constitutional crisis that we must confront now.

The Framers of the Constitution designed a remedy to address such a constitutional crisis: impeachment. Through the impeachment clause, they sought to ensure that we would have the power, through our elected representatives in Congress, to protect the country by removing a lawless president from the Oval Office.

We already have overwhelming evidence that the president has committed impeachable offenses, including, just to name a few: obstructing justice; violating the emoluments clause; abusing the pardon power; directing or seeking to direct law enforcement to prosecute political adversaries for improper purposes; advocating illegal violence and undermining equal protection of the laws; ordering the cruel and unconstitutional imprisonment of children and their families at the southern border; and conspiring to illegally influence the 2016 election through a series of hush money payments..............

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:27 am 
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House Democrats propose major campaign finance reforms in first bill of session
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House Democrats on Friday officially unveiled the For the People Act, a bill meant to, in part, reduce the influence of money on politics.

During Friday’s press conference, Democrats appeared to label wealthy political donors and “special interests” as an existential threat to American democracy and argued big money is a major reason why Americans are always so disappointed with Congress.

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) cited the political influence of the National Rifle Association as to why generally-popular background checks on gun sales haven’t been passed, and the pharmaceutical industry and its “army of lobbyists” as to why bills to curb prescription drug costs were defeated.

“The overwhelming influence of money and special interests is a cancer in our democracy that needs to be removed,” Nadler said.

Along with mandating automatic voter registration, eliminating partisan gerrymandering and requiring Presidents to disclose tax returns, the bill puts a big focus on making campaign finance more transparent and less dominated by big money.

The Big Changes

The bill would require politically-active “dark money” 501(c)(4) nonprofits to disclose donors that contribute more than $10,000 and task the IRS with creating new rules for nonprofit political spending. It would prohibit the use of shell companies to funnel money to campaigns and super PACs and ban campaign contributions and independent expenditures from corporations with significant foreign ownership.

In an extraordinary passage, the bill declares that the Constitution should be amended to overturn both the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision that helped unleash unprecedented amounts of outside spending and the 1976 Buckley v. Valeo decision that prohibited Congress from setting election spending limits. A separate, bipartisan constitutional amendment released Friday formally calls for a repeal of the two decisions.

The bill attempts to crack down on digital ad spending, which has so far been almost entirely unregulated, by creating a public database that discloses all political digital ad purchases totaling more than $500 and by preventing foreign individuals from purchasing digital political ads.

As part of the push to reduce the political influence of wealthy donors, the bill would provide a government-funded six-to-one match on contributions under $200 given to congressional and presidential candidates.

The bill proposes several changes to the FEC, including reducing its number of members from six to five to prevent partisan deadlock and attempts to define “coordination” between super PACs and candidates. Although such coordination is illegal, it is not enforced by the FEC and difficult to prove under its current definition.

The bill also requires inaugural committees to disclose their spending. President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee is reportedly under investigation for alleged improper spending.

Among a series of ethics reforms, the bill prevents senior government officials from lobbying their former agencies for two years and bans members of Congress from serving on for-profit boards.

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Ted Deutch Leads the Charge for a Constitutional Amendment on Campaign Finance Reform
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With Democrats now controlling the U.S. House, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., pointing to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United, is leading the charge for a constitutional amendment on campaign finance reform.

On Thursday, Deutch joined U.S. Reps. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Jamie Raskin, D-Mary., and John Katko, R-NY, to unveil what they are dubbing the “Democracy for All Amendment.” Thursday marked the first day of Democratic control of the House.

“The Democracy for All Amendment affirms the right of states and the federal government to pass laws that regulate spending in elections, reversing the concentration of political influence held by the wealthiest Americans and large corporations capable of spending millions of dollars in our elections. This legislation comes days before the ninth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous ruling in the Citizens United case,” Deutch’s office insisted.

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The 1st bill faces a turtle in the Senate and a Trump veto, but is amazing, and I would love to see both those guys justify blocking it. "Well, elections in this country are rigged ... but I just want to make sure they're rigged the way I prefer they be rigged" -- Agent Orange. :roll:

The 2nd bill -- loves ya, Rep. Deutsch, but we all know that amendment doesn't stand a ghost's chance in hell, you know the drill, supermajorities in both chambers, and 3/4 of the states must ratify ... too bad, we agree it needs to be done.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:34 pm 
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Dems change House rules to allow lawmakers to wear religious headwear

The newly Democratic-controlled House overhauled a 181-year-old rule that banned hats from the floor to accommodate lawmakers who wear religious headwear.

The ban was lifted in a provision included in a rules package that the House passed in a 234-197 vote on Thursday.

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Dems change House rules to allow lawmakers to wear religious headwear

The newly Democratic-controlled House overhauled a 181-year-old rule that banned hats from the floor to accommodate lawmakers who wear religious headwear.

The ban was lifted in a provision included in a rules package that the House passed in a 234-197 vote on Thursday.

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4240 ... s-headwear


That's a nice news story. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:37 pm 
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Sen. Sanders, Rep. Cummings introduce bill to lower U.S. drug prices

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:59 pm 
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And this is why America voted for the Blue Tsunami very soon U.S. Senate you're next. :D

House Dems announce sweeping investigation of drug pricing

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats announced a sweeping investigation Monday of the pharmaceutical industry’s pricing practices, jockeying for the upper hand with the Trump administration on an issue that concerns Americans across the political spectrum.

Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said he’s sent letters to 12 major drugmakers seeking detailed information and documents about pricing practices for brand-name drugs to treat diseases including cancer, diabetes, kidney failure and nerve pain.

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Democrats Introduce $15 Minimum Wage Bill

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