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Member Since 07 August 2011 - 02:05 PM
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In Topic: 2020 Presidential & Congressional Elections

20 September 2019 - 03:11 PM

Nate has an interesting article on swing voters.. Bottom line, I am still baffled.

In Topic: Minimum Wage Thread

20 September 2019 - 03:07 PM

Being the thread consolidator I am, this is a pretty stark picture of just how backward the red states are.
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Talk about pictures saying a thousand words, the text behind this is remarkable. Not exactly minimum wage, but didnt know where else to post it.

In Topic: The Trump Administration

20 September 2019 - 03:01 PM

Actually, there looks to be some potential fire behind the Biden Smoke.
He did exactly the same thing, conveniently preventing an investigation into his son.

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Biden himself described the turn of events at an event hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations in January 2018:[indent]
I said, “Nah, I’m not going to—or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars.” They said, “You have no authority. You’re not the president.” The president said—I said, “Call him.” I said, “I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars.” I said, “You’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours.” I looked at them and said, “I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.” Well, son of a bitch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.[/indent]
The U.S. and the International Monetary Fund didn’t believe Shokin was doing enough to combat corruption in the Ukraine and the prosecutor was also facing severe criticism at home over perceptions that he or his subordinates were corrupt themselves.
After Poroshenko and the Ukrainian parliament ousted Shokin, The New York Times reported “Shokin had been criticized for not prosecuting officials, businessmen and members of Parliament for their roles in corrupt schemes during the government of former President Viktor F. Yanukovych.”

There was at least one notable prosecution in progress, however, at the time Shokin was sacked: a corruption probe into Burisma Holdings, a natural gas company which employed Hunter Biden.

This should go into the 2020 elections thread. This is serious IMO.

In Topic: 2020 Presidential & Congressional Elections

19 September 2019 - 09:07 AM

More Biden leaners are willing to consider Warren than there used to be. Put me in that camp. She needs to tack more to Biden's wing to get my vote though. MFA is bridge too far for now, and there are ways to transition to it that would work now. Starting with ACA mandates being restored. And taking a serious look at employer tax deduction that fuels inefficiency at great cost.

In Topic: Democratic House Investigations of Donald Trump & His Criminal Associates

19 September 2019 - 08:59 AM

Here's the scoop.

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The whistleblower complaint that has triggered a tense showdown between the U.S. intelligence community and Congress involves President Trump’s communications with a foreign leader, according to two former U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

Trump’s interaction with the foreign leader included a “promise” that was regarded as so troubling that it prompted an official in the U.S. intelligence community to file a formal whistleblower complaint with the inspector general for the intelligence community, said the former officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

It was not immediately clear which foreign leader Trump was speaking with or what he pledged to deliver, but his direct involvement in the matter has not been previously disclosed. It raises new questions about the president’s handling of sensitive information and may further strain his relationship with U.S. spy agencies. One former official said the communication was a phone call.
Read the whole thing.