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Giuliani Sues Biden for Calling Him a "Russian Pawn"

On the same day Rudy Giuliani's second lawyer in Georgia filed a motion to withdraw as his attorney on his RICO case, he had a new lawyer file a defamation lawsuit against President Biden in New Hampshire.

Rudy claims that Joe Biden defamed him during the 2020 Presidential debate in Nashville, TN, when he said that Rudy "was being used as a Russian pawn." This is the clip from the debate that is the subject of the lawsuit.

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NC GOP overturns 5 Cooper vetoes, as top Democrat accuses them of ‘creating a monster’

North Carolina Republicans, wielding their veto-proof supermajority in the General Assembly on Tuesday, overturned vetoes from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper one by one. They implemented a variety of controversial changes, stripping powers from the governor, advancing a pipeline project and overhauling election rules. Before one vote, the House’s Democratic leader said the bills give too much

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Scumbag.

Van Orden defends outburst at Biden officials over Israel, denies cursing

Rep. Derrick Van Orden (R-Wis.) on Thursday defended his questioning of Biden administration officials at a briefing this week on Israel after other lawmakers criticized him for what they called rude and obnoxious behavior.

“I did not use any vulgarity or any profanity,” Van Orden said while leaving a GOP conference meeting Thursday, referring to the earlier closed-door briefing. “However, I took the Biden administration to task.”

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Gov. Evers Slams Senate Republicans for Continued Efforts to Obstruct the Peaceful Transfer of Power by Baselessly Firing Appointees

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers slammed Republicans in the Wisconsin State Senate, who voted today to baselessly fire seven of the governor’s appointees, respectively, to the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board, Wisconsin Elections Commission, Wisconsin Medical Examining Board, and the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse.

“This is insanity, and this is an issue of democracy—Republicans have to stop doing this,” said Gov. Evers. “These are good people they’re voting down today. These Wisconsinites are educators, healthcare professionals, survivors of domestic violence, advocates, and conservationists. And I don’t care if you’re a Republican, a Democrat, or otherwise, these Wisconsinites are completely qualified to do the job they’ve been asked to do, and they are volunteering their time, talent, and expertise without pay to serve their neighbors and our state. Harassing them, belittling them, and publicly firing them just because Republicans have decided that’s the way they want politics to work these days, well, that’s just plain wrong.

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Putin's goons are not above the law they started it The ICC is right they're the authority.

International Criminal Court: Russia urged to withdraw arrest warrants for judges

The UN human rights office, OHCHR, on Friday said it was “deeply concerned” by Russia’s decision to issue arrest warrants against senior judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), following earlier warrants against its Prosecutor and Pre-trial Judges involved in examining potential war crimes in Ukraine.

“We share the concerns expressed on Tuesday by the Presidency of the ICC’s Assembly of States Parties that these actions are unacceptable, and we call for them to be promptly withdrawn,” said Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani, speaking in Geneva.

https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/10/1142287
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North Dakota republican claims the law school he attend, University of Minnesota Law School, was anti-Christian because the university says he wasn't enrolled there.
A far-right Republican state lawmaker from North Dakota is lashing out at the University of Minnesota law school after the school reiterated that he was not a student there.

Rep. Brandon Prichard, who was elected in 2022, has made numerous comments and anecdotes about attending the University of Minnesota Law School. According to Fargo, North Dakota newspaper The Forum, Prichard recently commented about being a law student at the University of Minnesota at the end of the most recent legislative session while speaking against a wind energy bill.

But when the law school posted to X (formerly Twitter) that Rep. Prichard was not enrolled there, he took to the airwaves to attack the school for having an alleged bias against Christians, and suggested he may sue the law school for unspecified reasons.

A representative of the law school confirmed to The Forum that Prichard was not enrolled there, and that if he did take a class, it was a "one-off class" offered "for the public" by the law school.
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‘How great you are, Hitler,’ posts journalist rehired by the New York Times

The New York Times (NYT)has reinstated a freelancer previously exposed by HonestReporting for his pro-Hitler, pro-terrorist social media posts, the organization revealed over the weekend.

Freelance filmmaker Soliman Hijjy (also spelled Sulaiman Hejji) had been working for the newspaper when HonestReporting made the discovery. The NYT burned bridges with the journalist in 2022 but has decidedly rekindled the connection.

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Cuckoo.

Tuberville claims wars in Ukraine, Gaza were ‘created’ by Democrats

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), who has held up more than 360 military promotions and created a stalemate that has consumed the Senate for months, claimed the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East were “created” by Democrats.

“They need to be worried about what’s going on in Ukraine, the Middle East, the wars that their side, the Democrats and Joe Biden, have created but you know, they want to circumvent the rules in the Senate,” Tuberville told Newsmax’s Bianca de la Garza on Friday.

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Some people should realize that things happen in this world that have nothing to do with the USA.
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Federal judge grants Texas’ motion to temporarily stop the Biden administration from removing razor wire at the US-Mexico border

(CNN) - A federal judge on Monday granted Texas’ motion to temporarily stop the Biden administration from removing the razor wire at the US-Mexico border, pending a preliminary injunction hearing.

The temporary win for Texas, which states the federal government shall not remove, disassemble, degrade or tamper with the concertina wire, comes with one exception, which allows the wire to be removed in the case of a “medical emergency that mostly likely results in serious bodily injury or death to a person,” according to the order issued by US District Judge Alia Moses.

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GOP Moves To Sink Probe Into Dark Money Kingpin

Two powerful House GOP chairmen are probing the D.C. attorney general’s investigation of the conservative legal mastermind behind the Supreme Court’s hard right turn, which led to overturning Roe v. Wade. It was reported in August that D.C. Attorney General Brian Schwalb launched an investigation into Leonard Leo, co-chairman of the conservative Federalist Society, after one of Leo’s nonprofits paid tens of millions of dollars to one of Leo’s for-profit companies.

Schwalb’s investigation is threatening Republican donor privacy, according to a letter sent to the D.C. attorney general from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky. “It appears that your office does not have jurisdiction over this matter because Mr. Leo and the organizations with which he is affiliated are, according to publicly available information, based outside of Washington, D.C,” the chairmen wrote.

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This is all squarely on The GOP.

GOP sets political trap for Democrats with Israel bill

House Democrats will face a tough vote this week when Republicans, led by newly minted Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), consider a $14.3 billion Israel aid bill that includes cuts to IRS funding to pay for the package but no assistance to Ukraine.

The vote is sure to highlight the long-standing chasm between Israel’s staunchest Democratic allies, including President Biden, and pro-Palestinian liberals who have accused Israeli leaders of human rights abuses and war crimes in Gaza. Illustrating that divide, 15 Democrats last week declined to endorse a nonbinding resolution proclaiming U.S. support for Tel Aviv following Hamas’s deadly attacks last month.

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Wisconsin senate approves gop-backed election amendments to the state constitution

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate has voted to pass three proposed amendments to the state constitution that would change elections administration in the presidential battleground state. Republicans have increasingly looked to constitutional amendments as a way to work around Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. The governor cannot veto constitutional amendments, but lawmakers must pass amendments in two consecutive sessions before sending them to voters for a final decision. The proposals would enshrine the state’s strict photo ID requirements into the constitution, outlaw private grants for elections administration and prohibit noncitizens from voting in state and local elections.

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I don't trust The GOP SC to come up with this at all bribes are bribes fraud is fraud it's corruption.

Supreme Court to adopt ethics code after scrutiny of undisclosed gifts

The Supreme Court indicated Monday it will adopt a code of conduct amid heightened scrutiny over the high court’s standards when it comes to undisclosed gifts and trips.

In a statement released alongside the 15-page code, the justices said the court’s rules and principles are, for the most part, “not new.” However, “codification” of existing principles is meant to clear up concerns about the justices operating without oversight.

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So much for Fox Sports & their sideline sports reporters.

Charissa Thompson admits to completely making up NFL sideline reports

‘Fake it till you make it’ might not be what they teach in journalism school, but Charissa Thompson has been forced to lean into the aphorism on live TV.

Sideline reporters have a tough job, they’re tasked with getting insight from players and coaches who usually don’t want to offer up any information. Thompson, however, has a trick for sideline reporters. If the coach isn’t giving you any useful information to repeat on a broadcast, just make something up.

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Conservatives not planning to shift education messaging ahead of 2024

Republicans say their education policies are not to blame for last week’s election losses, and they are planning to hold their current course heading into 2024.

Last week, Virginia Democrats, many of whom made schools a leading campaign issue, were able to secure full control of the state’s General Assembly, while Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) was reelected in a red state on a pro-public schools campaign.

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This was back in May he's a better idea for you Brett move out of the country & join your right wing fucktard leaders in Europe that YOU only give a dam.

U.S. IN BETTER SHAPE UNDER TRUMP Cares About Americans

Brett Favre is speaking out after months of silence ... and while he only briefly addressed the Mississippi welfare scandal, the Hall of Famer talked politics, flat out saying the U.S. was better off under President Trump.

"I think Donald was a non-political president, and I liked that about him," Favre told Jason Whitlock in a lengthy conversation Tuesday on the TV personality's "Fearless" podcast. "Was he perfect? Absolutely not. Am I perfect? Absolutely not. I'm flawed just like the rest of 'em. We're all flawed. But, I really felt like he had our country in a better place and really cared about our people in our country."

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You don't wanna hear his lies Young Voters he's using you for political gain & bullshit for the election don't fall for it.

Trump makes aggressive pitch to take young voters from Biden

Former President Trump on Wednesday urged younger voters to support him in next year’s election, targeting a key demographic that helped put President Biden in the White House amid signs of declining support.

Trump, in a Newsweek op-ed headlined “I Will Make America Great Again for Young People,” sought to make the case that the country has gotten worse for younger Americans during the Biden presidency, citing high mortgage rates, rising costs and what he called the promotion of “inappropriate racial, sexual, and political content” in schools.

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ap215 wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 8:56 am You don't wanna hear his lies Young Voters he's using you for political gain & bullshit for the election don't fall for it.

Trump makes aggressive pitch to take young voters from Biden

Former President Trump on Wednesday urged younger voters to support him in next year’s election, targeting a key demographic that helped put President Biden in the White House amid signs of declining support.

Trump, in a Newsweek op-ed headlined “I Will Make America Great Again for Young People,” sought to make the case that the country has gotten worse for younger Americans during the Biden presidency, citing high mortgage rates, rising costs and what he called the promotion of “inappropriate racial, sexual, and political content” in schools.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4 ... rom-biden/
Well mortgage rates are higher, costs/inflation are up, and many parents do question the appropriateness of certain subject matter taught in schools. All valid issue that have are legitimate concerns for voters of all ages. As to whether either Trump and/or Biden have viable solutions that they can implement to address these issues is another matter. But the fact remains these are all problems that have gotten worse over the past few years. Not to mention, immigration and the border, crime and justice, and national security. It’s a lot to take in. I wouldn’t necessarily “buy” what either party is selling at face value but I also wouldn’t dismiss it out of hand. Voters of all ages should consider both sides of the argument and make up their own mind.
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The problems will continue to get worse, and increase exponentially, until we get serious and face reality regarding climate. We're 99 per cent over the cliff on that one and have only a few years to avoid a calamity that will make the border crisis look like a bad day in paradise. Hell, it is already a major cause of the border crisis, with most of the rest of the problem being gang violence in less orderly countries. Every developed country in the world has the same problem, so it's hardly Biden's doing, and come to think of it drumpf's overhyped wall didn't do much for it either.

In Britain they come by the thousands in leaky little boats. The UK has a Navy and a Coast Guard but those can't stop it. Ditto France and Italy, and a whole lot of other places. Practically all of the topics brought up weekly in the British Prime Minister's Questions concern immigration or the National Health. It all sounds so familiar.
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ZoWie wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 11:43 am The problems will continue to get worse, and increase exponentially, until we get serious and face reality regarding climate. We're 99 per cent over the cliff on that one and have only a few years to avoid a calamity that will make the border crisis look like a bad day in paradise. Hell, it is already a major cause of the border crisis, with most of the rest of the problem being gang violence in less orderly countries. Every developed country in the world has the same problem, so it's hardly Biden's doing, and come to think of it drumpf's overhyped wall didn't do much for it either.

In Britain they come by the thousands in leaky little boats. The UK has a Navy and a Coast Guard but those can't stop it. Ditto France and Italy, and a whole lot of other places. Practically all of the topics brought up weekly in the British Prime Minister's Questions concern immigration or the National Health. It all sounds so familiar.
I’m all for addressing climate concerns. However, that doesn’t happen in a vacuum. For one thing, it is a global problem and we can’t fix it unilaterally. Secondly, we are not going to fix anything by wrecking our economy in the process. There are tons of other things that impact our ability to address such problems into the future. We are ignoring those. Education, debt, deficit, national security and defense to name a few. Climate isn’t the only challenge we face.
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Actually I'm all in favor of policies that benefit business, since that who's going to do the grunt work on the climate problem. Technology, in particular, is what got us into this mess, and it will probably be what gets us out. We can't change everyone's mind in the world regarding the immediacy of the crisis, but we can be more wise about what we spend tax money on.

We're talking about human extinction here. Not to mention the fact that 9 feet of water over lower Manhattan won't be all that great for business either.

Since we're in agreement that people fundamentally like the idea of war as long as it's someone else doing the fighting, what's wrong with treating climate with the same immediacy and financial sacrifice that we give war?
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ZoWie wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 12:20 pm Actually I'm all in favor of policies that benefit business, since that who's going to do the grunt work on the climate problem. Technology, in particular, is what got us into this mess, and it will probably be what gets us out. We can't change everyone's mind in the world regarding the immediacy of the crisis, but we can be more wise about what we spend tax money on.

We're talking about human extinction here. Not to mention the fact that 9 feet of water over lower Manhattan won't be all that great for business either.

Since we're in agreement that people fundamentally like the idea of war as long as it's someone else doing the fighting, what's wrong with treating climate with the same immediacy and financial sacrifice that we give war?
We aren’t in agreement on that point. Not at all. I don’t buy into your premise. Secondly we don’t agree as you said about the immediacy of the crisis nor is the rest of the planet in agreement.
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Check the numbers. The experts agreed on limiting the damage to 1.5 degrees C as the only alternative to disaster, and counseled immediate action before we got there.

We're there. In fact, we're past there. It came sooner. Self-accelerating processes are like this. Read up on chaos math and positive feedback loops and get back to me.

If you weren't convinced by the weather in the past year, you must be living in an underground bomb shelter.

There is no more waiting. It's do or die time. We'll be behind the power curve soon, and will only be left with waiting until the ground rushes up and kills us.
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ZoWie wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 12:39 pm Check the numbers. The experts agreed on limiting the damage to 1.5 degrees C as the only alternative to disaster, and counseled immediate action before we got there.

We're there. In fact, we're past there. It came sooner. Self-accelerating processes are like this. Read up on chaos math and positive feedback loops and get back to me.

If you weren't convinced by the weather in the past year, you must be living in an underground bomb shelter.

There is no more waiting. It's do or die time. We'll be behind the power curve soon, and will only be left with waiting until the ground rushes up and kills us.
Spare me the check the “expert” argument. We’ve been there. Done that. “Experts” aren’t infallible and who qualifies as an “expert” often depends on who you are talking to. Experts have predicted earthquakes that didn’t happen and experts predicted Florida would be under water by now. I just checked outside and we are still here and still high and dry. You don’t know and they do not know. It’s all theory. I’m NOT saying we shouldn’t be concerned and we shouldn’t do what we can. I am just saying I am not convinced this is a scenario like the movie “Day after Tomorrow”. I am NOT saying you are all wrong. I AM saying I am not convinced you are 100% right.

That being said, we are where we are and we have a number of large problems or issues to address. Many of these issues are global and we won’t be effective unilaterally. I hope we can walk and chew gum at the same time.
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