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    2020 Election

    Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II‏Verified account @RevDrBarber 20h20 hours ago To the media in this election season: Don’t give Trump all the air time. Don’t give the men more air time than the women. Don’t focus on the petty personality peculiarities; focus on policy positions. Don’t get sucked into what’s good TV but bad for the country.
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    Trump & the Saudis?

    Secretary Pompeo‏Verified account @SecPompeo We presented some of these sales almost 18 months ago to Congress, but it has failed to act. The U.S. is, and must remain, a reliable security partner in the Gulf and to our allies around the world. =================================== Ted Lieu‏Verified account @tedlieu 5h5 hours ago Hey @SecPompeo, stop lying. Congress can't act on arms sales until you formally notice the sales. You didn't do that until Friday and then you made up emergency stuff to avoid congressional review. Why are you acting like a lapdog for the Saudis? Elizabeth Warren‏Verified account @SenWarren 4h4 hours ago .@realDonaldTrump wants to keep selling American weapons to his Saudi buddies. But he knows Congress won't approve selling to a regime that's bombed thousands of Yemeni civilians and murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi – so he's trying to go around us.
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    Trump & the Saudis?

    POLITICO‏Verified account @politico Senators push vote to block Saudi arms sales after Khashoggi disappearance --------------------------------------------- Seth Abramson‏Verified account @SethAbramson 58m58 minutes ago Seth Abramson Retweeted POLITICO Ruh-roh. The Saudis expected not just arms but *nuclear tech and an agreement to let them develop nuclear weapons* for their support of Trump's candidacy. What happens now that even Trump's DC allies say the Saudi Crown Prince's bloodthirsty murder of a WP journalist nixes that?
  4. Criticizing Israel Isn’t Anti-Semitic. Here’s What Is. "...........Ilhan Omar has criticized the U.S. government’s support for Israeli actions that break international law. And she’s spoken out against the role money in politics plays in shoring up that support. Neither is anti-semitic. What is anti-semitic is the cacophony of mainstream media and politicians saying that criticizing U.S. policy toward the state of Israel is the same as attacking Jewish people..... The modern state of Israel was established by Zionists — a nationalist movement started by European Jews with the aim of creating a “Jewish state” as a refuge for persecuted Jews. It’s true that Jews have faced centuries of brutal persecution in Europe. But the Zionists’ project shared unmistakably European colonialist roots. In 1948, Israel’s war of independence led to the Nakba, an invasion driving 700,000 Palestinians from their homes. These Palestinians were never allowed to return, creating a massive refugee population that today numbers over 7 million..... What it did create is an imperialist stronghold that continues to break international law by building settlements deeper and deeper into Palestinian territory, giving Jewish Israelis superior legal status to Arab Israelis and Palestinians, and attacking all who protest. Since Israel’s origin, the U.S. has supplied tens of billions of dollars of military aid and ardent political support. Congress consistently ignores dozens of UN resolutions condemning Israeli abuses, and year after year gives it more resources to violently oppress impoverished Palestinians. Pro-Israel lobbying groups’ considerable political influence has even pushed Congress to consider bills punishing Americans who support Palestinian rights. (Around half of all states already have such laws.)..... More broadly, they rely on villainizing critics with false claims of antisemitism — especially when the criticism comes from a person of color, as we’ve seen with Angela Davis, Marc Lamont Hill, and Michelle Alexander before Rep. Omar. ........increasing number of young American Jews, want to discuss U.S. support of Israel. Talking foreign policy is not anti-semitism. What is anti-semitic — always — is saying that all Jews support violence and imperialism." https://commondreams.org/views/2019/03/06/criticizing-israel-isnt-anti-semitic-heres-what
  5. Trump Goes to War With Mueller The president has repeatedly said he intends to intervene in the Justice Department, and leaks and changes to his legal team telegraph a strategy of escalation...... https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/05/trump-goes-to-war-with-mueller/559460/
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    or come up with childish 2nd Grade insults
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    Films in 2019

    Aladdin (2019) review- ".....The remake—directed by Guy Ritchie, with Will Smith taking over for the late Robin Williams in the role of The Genie—flips those priorities. That’s not to say that it’s never fun, because it sometimes is—just that it’s more often lumbering, patchy, meandering, and generally bereft of inspiration. It’s a dancing elephant of a movie. It has a few decent moves, but you’d never call it light on its feet. Written by John August (“Big Fish”) and rewritten by Ritchie, with music and songs by Alan Menken (and the late Howard Ashman) plus a couple of original tunes intended to qualify the film for Best Original Song Oscars, the film is unfortunately a perfect illustration of an observation by Josh Raby, summing up this era of both Disney features and computer animation: “Using CGI to turn expressive animated films into photoreal reboots feels like using a magic wand to make a toaster.” ....... This “Aladdin” is two hours and eight minutes long, 37 minutes longer than the original. This is also part of a trend in theatrical films: perhaps the increasingly long average runtimes of special-effects driven blockbusters are a response to complaints that tickets are too expensive, which is actually a way of saying that real wages haven’t risen substantially since the early 1970s: a longer movie = “getting more for your money” ......... As is often the case with the recent Disney remakes, this one seems to adhere to the same misconception that affects the rest of the film industry, particularly where science fiction adventures, superhero narratives, and fairy tales are concerned: that if it’s animated, i.e. a “cartoon,” it’s somehow not a “real movie,” and thus not worthy of the automatic respect bestowed upon the most expensive and heavily promoted motion pictures, ........ https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/aladdin-2019 ========================================= & PLEASE STOP w/lame CGI remakes of animated Classics!!
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    Films in 2019

    Cartoon Brew‏Verified account @cartoonbrew 17m17 minutes ago A Preview Of Major Animated Films Coming To Theaters In 2019 https://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/17-big-animated-movies-coming-to-u-s-theaters-in-2019-165346.html …
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    yes, climate change is a fact

    Greta Thunberg‏Verified account @GretaThunberg 5h5 hours ago Thank you everyone who school striked for the climate today around the world, in 131 countries and counting! And South- and North America are not done yet! This picture is from Stockholm today. #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike #SchoolStrike4Climate
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    yes, climate change is a fact

    School students strike worldwide, demand action on climate change Nearly 2,500 strikes have been registered on the 'Fridays for Future' website, with the number likely to rise. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/school-students-strike-worldwide-demand-action-climate-change-190524192710600.html
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    The 'Wall' Scandal Sums Up All of Trump’s Failures The president has been intervening in the process of producing a border wall, on behalf of a favored firm. ......Trump has repeatedly pressured the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Homeland Security to award a contract for building a wall at the southern U.S. border to a North Dakota company headed by a leading Republican donor. The story demonstrates the shortcomings of Trump’s attempt to bring private-sector techniques into government. It shows his tendency toward cronyism, his failures as a negotiator, and the ease with which a fairly primitive attention campaign can sway him........ what it really exemplifies is Trump’s insistence on placing performative gestures over actual efficacy. And it is a concrete example—almost literally—of how the president’s violations of norms weaken the country and waste taxpayer money. The Post reports: In phone calls, White House meetings and conversations aboard Air Force One during the past several months, Trump has aggressively pushed Dickinson, N.D.-based Fisher Industries to Department of Homeland Security leaders and Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, the commanding general of the Army Corps, Tommy Fisher is a major GOP donor. He has North Dakota’s Republican Senator Kevin Cramer in his corner. He’s already working on a private-sector attempt to build a barrier on private land in New Mexico, which is backed by close Trump allies such as Steve Bannon, the former White House strategist; Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater and brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos; and Kris Kobach, the former vice chair of Trump’s voter-fraud commission, who was under consideration as his “immigration czar.” Moreover, Tommy Fisher has wisely made himself a fixture on Fox News,.... Trump’s obsession with Fisher is a triumph for the company. Even as Fisher has failed to follow guidelines and changed its vision of the wall, it continues to insist it can magically do the job better and faster than anyone else. These sort of pie-in-the-sky claims, in any realm, should raise alarm bells. They do not for Trump, ....... If that means hassling the Army Corps to award a contract to a crony whose promises have fallen short repeatedly, so be it. If that means the wall that goes up ends up not being all that effective at stopping border crossings, or if it’s over budget, or if it’s behind schedule, so be it —so long as those bills come due after November 3, 2020. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/trump-border-wall-contractor/590242/?utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_medium=social&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_source=facebook&utm_term=2019-05-24T17%3A02%3A16&fbclid=IwAR3Kqv4o2dJDVeQ_dQJlb4eYewqChFspZWDrGvrTQcUpKC-z_MK8BI2DhPs
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    Trump & the Saudis?

    The Trump Administration Is Declaring a Fake Emergency to Sell Weapons to Saudi Arabia "The Trump administration chose the Friday afternoon before Memorial Day weekend to invoke an obscure state-of-emergency provision that would allow it to sell billions of dollars in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without giving Congress a chance to block the sale. A Democratic congressional source told The Intercept on Friday that the administration was using the measure to clear a backlog of more than 20 proposed arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, many of which would be blocked if they came to a vote in the Senate......... Under the rarely used provision, however, the president can certify that “an emergency exists” and that an immediate transfer is necessary for “the national security interests of the United States.” In a statement on Friday, Sen. Bob Menedez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that in notifying Congress of its plans, the Trump administration had “described years of malign Iranian behavior but failed to identify what actually constitutes an emergency today.”....... Sen. Chris Murphy, who warned days ago that the Trump administration would try to circumvent Congress, said that President Donald Trump is only using the loophole because he knows he cannot sell weapons to Saudi Arabia any other way. “There is no new ‘emergency’ reason to sell bombs to the Saudis to drop in Yemen, and doing so only perpetuates the humanitarian crisis there,” Murphy said in a statement Friday....... https://theintercept.com/2019/05/24/us-saudi-arabia-arms-sales/?fbclid=IwAR3hbsjlr-zPnFXmGJhD6jzx90fui0E4L6V02pgXpbNt5ZHx400abC3jfWM
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    Trump vs. Mueller investigation?

    Philip Rucker‏Verified account @PhilipRucker House Judiciary Chairman Nadler tells @maddow that Robert Mueller wants to testify but only in private with a transcript released to the public. Nadler says Mueller doesn’t want to participate in a televised open hearing that could be a spectacle.
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Kushner Cos. gets $800M federally backed apartment loan "Kushner Cos., the real estate firm owned by the family of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, has received about $800 million in federally backed debt to buy apartments in Maryland and Virginia — the company’s biggest purchase in a decade. The loan was issued by Berkadia, a lender co-owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and Jefferies Financial Group Inc., in a deal that’s backed by government-owned Freddie Mac,...... https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/kushner-companies-gets-eight-hundred-million-dollar-federally-backed-apartment-loan-20190523.html
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    SCOTUS battles

    "President Obama nominated Chief Judge Garland to fill the vacancy created by Justice Scalia’s death on the Supreme Court. Here is what you need to know about the man who President Obama has nominated to be the next Supreme Court justice....." -Garland received overwhelming bipartisan praise from Senators, lawyers, and commentators -Senator Orrin Hatch, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee at the time of Garland’s confirmation, has said Garland would be a “consensus nominee” for the Supreme Court who “would be very well supported by all sides.” http://www.politicususa.com/2016/03/16/meet-obama-supreme-court-nominee-chief-judge-merrick-garland.html Myths And Facts On The Nomination Of Judge Merrick Garland To The Supreme Court...http://mediamatters.org/research/2016/03/16/myths-and-facts-on-the-nomination-of-judge-merr/209286 & here we go....
  16. "House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) yesterday announced that Republicans would be bundling a Planned Parenthood defunding bill in with their Obamacare repeal. Today, Planned Parenthood activists showed up to Ryan’s office with an 87,000 signature petition protesting the efforts to cripple the beloved reproductive healthcare bill. Instead of accepting it, the spineless coward had a team of six security guards remove them from the building..... http://occupydemocrats.com/2017/01/06/paul-ryan-just-sent-security-team-constituents/
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Al Jazeera English‏Verified account @AJEnglish 2h2 hours ago Trump to invoke emergency to bypass Congress and clear the sale of billions of dollars worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, say US senators https://aje.io/w85rm
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Peter Daou‏Verified account @peterdaou 7h7 hours ago Corporate media is actively pushing the narrative that #Pelosi "played" or "baited" Trump. But last I checked, Trump, Barr, and their cohorts are trampling the rule of law. Kids are dying at the border. Women's rights are under assault. Trump & Miller are torturing migrant families. Trump & #Barr are conducting a chilling investigation of the Russia investigators. Trump & #McConnell are stacking the courts. We're way past the point of taunting Trump.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    No longer a simple ****-for-tat: China is ready to endure — and inflict — real pain on the U.S. “There’s a great deal of pain yet to be inflicted. We’re talking about a couple of trillion dollars of economic activity and a couple of million U.S. jobs,” said one China expert. “The message from China’s state media over the past week has been belligerent and uncompromising, with reminders for viewers of glorious moments when China and the Communist Party stood up to aggressors,” Williams said. “It sounds like the leadership is preparing for a drawn-out fight.” ........ https://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/no-longer-simple-****-tat-china-ready-endure-inflict-real-n1009891?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma
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    GOP madness Unbound...

    1 GOP Rep Is Keeping Millions In Disaster Relief From Americans Who Need It Rep. Chip Roy of Texas stalled a bill that would give billions to areas recovering from hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes and wildfires. A $19.1 billion disaster-relief bill seemed headed for quick passage by the House on Friday following Senate approval and the backing of President Donald Trump. But because of the objection of a lone GOP member ― Rep. Chip Roy of Texas, who’s upset the legislation doesn’t include money Trump initially demanded for border security ― disaster-stricken Americans will have to wait. .......... https://www.huffpost.com/entry/were-you-the-victim-of-a-natural-disaster-gop-rep-chip-roy-doesnt-care_n_5ce81b52e4b0a2f9f28e9dd8?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067
  21. FBI Sees ‘Challenging’ Battle Against Domestic Terror Amid Rise In White Supremacist Threat “Terrorism moves at the speed of social media,” an FBI official said. “The flash to bang has become even shorter.” ........The FBI official said the bureau has seen a significant increase in white supremacist domestic terrorism investigations since the fall. The number of arrests of racially motivated violent extremists has gone up about 30% to 40% from the last fiscal year, the official said, though the bureau did not provide precise figures. The bureau has about 850 ongoing domestic terrorism investigations and nearly 5,000 ongoing terrorism probes in total. The domestic terrorism threat has evolved, the official said, away from large conspiracies and toward lone offenders, which makes the threats more insular and more difficult to detect. Just as in the foreign terrorism space, the official said, domestic terrorists are being radicalized online....... But the lack of a federal domestic terrorism statute has posed challenges for law enforcement in cases where a defendant has yet to go through with an attack. Often they’ll charge potential domestic terrorists with other crimes ― sometimes a charge involving guns or drugs or lying to the FBI ― to take a target into custody and end the threat. ............ https://www.huffpost.com/entry/domestic-terrorism-fbi-white-supremacy_n_5ce6e695e4b0a2f9f28ba855?gsw
  22. US sends missile system and ship to Middle East as Iran tensions escalate The military ship USS Arlington - which transports amphibious vehicles and aircraft - will join the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Gulf, officials say. US B-52 bombers have also arrived at a base in Qatar, the Pentagon said. It said the moves were a response to threats of possible operations against US forces in the region by Iran. The US has given little information about the exact nature of the reported threat, which Iran has dismissed as nonsense, describing the deployments as "psychological warfare" aimed at intimidating the country. Iran nuclear crisis in 300 words Nuclear deal - all you need to know https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48235940?ocid=socialflow_twitter
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    Justice in America?

    Senate Dem calls for hearings after NBC report on solitary confinement at ICE facilities "We must open an investigation, seek testimony from DHS whistleblowers and hold individuals responsible for these abhorrent conditions," Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said. Blumenthal's call for congressional hearings came after the publication of an NBC News investigation in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the Intercept that documented the extensive use of solitary for immigrant detainees held in jails around the country. "This report should shock the conscience of every member of Congress," Blumenthal said in a statement to NBC News on Friday. "Putting immigrants fleeing for their lives in solitary confinement, alone and away from any human contact for days, weeks, months is inhumane. It is un-American."........... https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/senate-dem-calls-hearings-after-nbc-report-solitary-confinement-ice-n1009376?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma
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    Justice in America?

    Texas Tribune‏Verified account @TexasTribune Feb 16 75% of people in Texas jails have not been convicted of any crime. Many can’t afford bail. Those defendants sit in jail, waiting, while others who can pay go free. #txlege ====================================== Courts have called Texas bail practices unconstitutional. Will that push this year's reform efforts to success? Two years after a bail reform bill died in the Legislature, new bail legislation has other factors working in its favor. "........To illustrate what he considers a flawed system, he cited the case of a grandmother who was kept in jail for about two months on a $150,000 bond after allegedly shoplifting $105 worth of clothes for her grandchildren. The bipartisan legislation filed Monday aims to help poor, low-level defendants get out of jail on free bonds and keep in jail those thought to be flight risks or threats to public safety. The proposed risk-assessment tool would have to be used within two days of arrest to help judges determine the defendant’s level of risk based on criminal history, not just the current offense. The bills are similar to last session’s, when legislation passed the Senate but died before reaching the House floor. Whitmire blamed his 2017 bill’s failure on the powerful bail bond industry,............. https://www.texastribune.org/2019/02/04/bail-reform-texas-legislature-bills-filed/?utm_campaign=trib-social&utm_content=1549649774&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1549892713&utm_content=1549996550&utm_content=1550257744
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    SCOTUS battles

    WOSU News‏Verified account @wosunews BREAKING: The U.S. Supreme Court issued an order delaying Ohio's deadline to redraw its congressional map, which was ruled unconstitutional by a lower court. ========================================== NPR‏Verified account @NPR 40m40 minutes ago The ACLU and voting rights groups, which brought the lawsuit against Ohio last year, hoped to cement a new map in time for the 2020 election. Along with Democrats, the groups accused Republican leaders of dragging their feet on the map-drawing process.

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