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Jan 26, 2017, 07:59 PM
 
Credit where credit is due: Missouri House GOP
House panel approves early voting, online registration
The House Elections Committee on Monday unanimously passed measures to allow early voting, online voter registration and to create a study committee to come up with clearer rules for restoration of voting rights for convicts.

The full House last year overwhelmingly passed similar early voting and online registration measures that died in the Senate. Restoration of voting rights for convicts has been a source of debate in the Legislature for decades — based on what many call antiquated law — and is now done on a case-by-case basis, requiring the full Legislature to passe individual suffrage bills.

In the past, all three issues were heatedly partisan, with most Republicans opposed to such reform. On Monday, all three bills passed were authored by Republicans and passed by a Republican-led committee.
Hopefully their senate passes the measures.
     
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Jan 26, 2017, 08:02 PM
 
I forgot, this gem happened when Rubio announced his support for Tillerson
     
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That's... pretty awesome.
     
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If I heard right, the State Department just resigned.
I'm hearing that was the point. T-Rex tore through and they panicked (and it's easier if they simply quit). Given profound amount of corruption, I didn't expect any higher ups to survive.
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Jan 29, 2017, 03:01 PM
 
WH defends Holocaust statement that didn't mention Jews | TheHill
Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told CNN that "despite what the media reports, we are an incredibly inclusive group and we took into account all of those who suffered."

Hicks reportedly provided a link to a story that noted that while 6 million Jews were killed by Nazis, another 5 million non-Jewish people were killed under Adolf Hitler.
The Jews got All Lives Matter'd.

Also, if people are already suspect that this admin has right nationalist ties, this kind of thing doesn't help.
     
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Jan 29, 2017, 07:58 PM
 
Trump wants closer ties with Israel: "OMG, he's a Zionist!"
Trump acknowledges that almost as many gays, gypsies, and blacks were killed during the Holocaust: "OMG, he's a Nazi!"

The Left is a damned joke.
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Jan 31, 2017, 12:44 PM
 
Dems are vowing to boycott two picks and neither are Sessions or Devos. Dems gonna dem.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Swamp being drained or sign of trouble?
     
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Rep. Dave Brat: 'The women are in my grill no matter where I go' - Virginia News - Richmond, Va., News, Entertainment, Events, Food, Dining, Sports, Business and Commentary

Rep. Dave Brat, R-7th, is feeling some political pressure as Republicans in Congress move to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“Since Obamacare and these issues have come up, the women are in my grill no matter where I go,” Brat told an audience Saturday at a meeting of conservative groups at Hanover Tavern.

“They come up — ‘When is your next town hall?’ And believe me, it’s not to give positive input.”

Brat, R-7th, asked the GOP-friendly audience to get organized.

“Help us write newspaper articles. We’re getting hammered,” he said.
Democracy rears it's ugly head.
     
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boo de fricking hoo.
     
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Feb 1, 2017, 10:58 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Dems are vowing to boycott two picks and neither are Sessions or Devos. Dems gonna dem.
This failed. Apparently the GOP could change panel rules on cloture to vote without Dems. Not sure exactly as I haven't seen it explained well anywhere.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Dems are vowing to boycott two picks and neither are Sessions or Devos. Dems gonna dem.
I'm glad we now have the nuclear option, thanks Reid!
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Feb 1, 2017, 12:14 PM
 
There's going to be a bridesmaids debate about the ACA on CNN. I like Bernie's fire, but I'll be surprised if Cruz doesn't demolish him.
     
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Feb 1, 2017, 03:51 PM
 
Happy Black History Month; Jeff Sessions is now out of Committee
     
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Military Convoy Flying Trump Flag Belonged to SEAL Unit - ABC News
The military convoy spotted on Sunday flying a Donald Trump flag near Louisville belonged to an East Coast-based SEAL unit, a Navy spokesperson told ABC News.
     
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https://twitter.com/VP/status/826973464078716935
As #BlackHistoryMonth begins, we remember when Pres. Lincoln submitted the 13th Amendment, ending slavery, to the states #NationalFreedomDay
"I know its Black History Month, but remember this white guy? He was pretty awesome too."
     
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"Pray for Arnold"
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Happy Black History Month; Jeff Sessions is now out of Committee
Indeed, he was quite a hero for the civil rights movement, his record against white supremacist groups is impressive.
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
Indeed, he was quite a hero for the civil rights movement, his record against white supremacist groups is impressive.
In opposite-land, sure.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
In opposite-land, sure.
or if you're simply spouting the current DNC talking points without studying his past.

Calling Jeff Sessions “racist” conveniently ignores the work he’s done for Alabama’s black community - Salon.com

Before Dems decided to lose their minds and start bashing the man, because trashing anything Trump does is so fashionable, they actually defended him.
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Feb 3, 2017, 11:31 AM
 
The CIAs new deputy director was heavily involved in our past torture programs.
     
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Feb 3, 2017, 12:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
or if you're simply spouting the current DNC talking points without studying his past.

Calling Jeff Sessions “racist” conveniently ignores the work he’s done for Alabama’s black community - Salon.com

Before Dems decided to lose their minds and start bashing the man, because trashing anything Trump does is so fashionable, they actually defended him.
Careful linking to Salon, I hear it's not a reliable source.

Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
People have gotten wise to the fake outlets; Vox, Salon, Breitbart, MoJo, BuzzKill, CNN, and Slate. They're ideological platforms and echo chambers, not news.
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
The NYT, CNN, Faux, TWP, and BBC are bad enough, but Vox? You might as well list MoJo, Slate, and Salon, too.
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If you aren't pulling it off the direct feeds, before the spin, "flavor", and outright lies are added, you're being manipulated.
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No, I actually read the ****ing news (usually CNN and the stuff directly from Reuters and the AP wire), unlike you Salon and Vox devotees. Only blindfolded, diehard Leftists would say that the EU isn't in deep shit over the migrant crisis. They can't bounce Merkel out fast enough over it, and good riddance.
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If I have to wade through the garbage you cite from Mojones, Huffpo, Salon, and Vox, it's only fair that you man-up and read an article from a site that's not in the Regressive Left's pocket.
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You know, if you spent as much time reading the news (not Salon) and educating yourself, you wouldn't need to resort to sad smear tactics.
     
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^^^^



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This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Careful linking to Salon, I hear it's not a reliable source.
I simply searched Google trying to offer something you could understand from a source you trust.
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^^^^



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Derp. That was the joke. Even your own moonbat journalists have defended Sessions, I guess I expected too much from you guys, yet again. Oh well, at least I was entertained.
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Derp. That was the joke.
Actually YOU are the joke. Perhaps one day it will dawn upon you why. Bless your heart.

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Feb 4, 2017, 10:33 AM
 
I sure hope you all DON'T GET the flu going around. Took my ass out for over a week. Coughing, really runny nose, chills, nausea, "Technicolor Yawns" and no energy at all.
     
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This is apparently what the kids are smoking these days.

     
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Originally Posted by OAW View Post
Actually YOU are the joke. Perhaps one day it will dawn upon you why. Bless your heart.

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Pitiful, you've always been a punchline and now you're just salty that, in your fury, you didn't catch the obvious. Carry on, my dude.

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Though it suffered from the host of typical SNL problems, Melissa herself hit a grand slam with Spicer.
     
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Jill Stein think Mike Pence is a democrat.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Jill Stein think Mike Pence is a democrat.
Pelosi did her one up.

Then Maxine steps up to the mic.
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Putting this in the general news thread because this is infuriating
Senate GOP votes to silence Warren after speech against Sessions | TheHill
Warren was silenced, what I can tell, insulting a senator from the floor (against senate rules). This would make sense except:

A. She was quoting a letter from Coretta Scott King
B. More egregiously, they were discussing the nomination of Sessions

To claim you can't impugn the character of nominee because he is still a sitting senator is absurd.
     
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The senator from Oregon later got to finish reading the letter, so it was less about the content of the letter, or impugning Sessions honor (?!) but more about trying to shut Liz up. Rule 19 is selectively enforced. #shepersisted
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
The senator from Oregon later got to finish reading the letter, so it was less about the content of the letter, or impugning Sessions honor (?!) but more about trying to shut Liz up. Rule 19 is selectively enforced. #shepersisted
They probably figured out they were making things worse. Twitter blew up almost immediately.
     
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I'm terrified about Putin advancing into Korea, as per Maxine Waters' statement. WTF?!!? Why weren't we told about this sooner?

Also, Bush is apparently back in office again. Not sure which one, Pelosi wasn't very specific.
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
The senator from Oregon later got to finish reading the letter, so it was less about the content of the letter, or impugning Sessions honor (?!) but more about trying to shut Liz up. Rule 19 is selectively enforced. #shepersisted
Really? You could point out that they didn't read the same parts of the letter, he didn't go into the direct "bad mouthing" until the very end of his speech (a much more intelligent angle, if you actually want to try and skirt the rules and aren't looking for victim points). #shesavictim
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Feb 9, 2017, 10:49 AM
 
There you go loving victims yet again. What a sympathetic chap you are.

If you saw a child hit by a car, would you rush over to lecture the kid about how great cars are, how the driver was probably forced to hit him by rioting liberals and about how he's a precious little snowflake and shouldn't cry just because he can see both his broken shins sticking out through his calves?
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Wat?
     
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This is a letter Mrs. King wrote to Ted Kennedy in 1986. The charges were false, and witnesses came clean about it. The Fake indian didn't realize she was reading fiction. THAT was the impuning of Sessions.
     
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Title:
America's kids got more stupid in reading, math and science while Team Obama was in charge
Actual results:
Based on their findings, the United States saw an 11-point drop in math scores and nearly flat levels for reading and science.
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What's the funny part?
The amount of effort it must have taken to be that wrong.

It's black gangs who are at war.
     
 
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