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The Final Dakar  (op)
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Sep 13, 2018, 10:06 PM
 
https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1040229427102314496
BREAKING: Pres. Trump rejects independent study that reports an estimated 2,975 people died in Puerto Rico in 5 months after Hurricane Maria; provides no evidence to discount the study; declares, without evidence, that the higher death toll is political ploy to make him look bad.
Now that's how its done.
     
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Sep 14, 2018, 07:12 PM
 
Just days before Florence hit, close to $10,000,000 was transferred from FEMA over to ICE. Other departments experienced similar transfers to ICE.
     
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Sep 17, 2018, 01:07 PM
 
I guess they will find the money for that wall somewhere. Also Betsy Devos' concentration camps cost $700/night per kid, so we need to pay her for that.
     
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Sep 18, 2018, 06:14 AM
 
How is Trump dealing with Florence and her aftermath thus far? I would have expected him to embrace the chance of a distraction but I'm not seeing much. If he screws the pooch isn't he risking a lot of votes in red states or are they just that safe?
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Sep 19, 2018, 10:15 AM
 
This kind of flew in under the radar...
SCOTUS lifts stay of lower court dark money decision.
     
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Sep 19, 2018, 02:42 PM
 
Reaction from the groups has been embarrassing. "This could have a chilling effect on donations"
     
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Sep 19, 2018, 02:43 PM
 
The same way turning on the light makes the cockroaches run away? Chilling.
     
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Sep 19, 2018, 05:54 PM
 
It's even better because they make it sound like it destabilizes the election:
In an interview, FEC Chairwoman Caroline Hunter said that the names of certain contributors who give money to nonprofit groups to use in political campaigns beginning Wednesday will have to be publicly reported.

Hunter and other conservatives warned the decision could have a chilling effect just as the midterms are heating up.

“It’s unfortunate that citizens and groups who wish to advocate for their candidate will now have to deal with a lot of uncertainty less than two months before the election,” said Hunter, a Republican appointee.
Conservatives said the decision to throw out the FEC rule raises First Amendment concerns about donor privacy.
Excuse me, but if you donate to candidates your name is publicly available. Donor privacy for whom?
     
 
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