Tag: Congress

Broward’s Brenda Snipes Searches Her Office for Over 2,000 ‘Missing’ Ballots

LAUDERHILL, Fla. — Embattled Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is personally overseeing the search within her headquarters here for purportedly missing ballots to account for the 2,040-vote discrepancy in the number of votes cast in her county during the Midterm Elections. The discrepancy came in the difference of total votes registered from the initial machine […]

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Majority of GOP Voters: Trump, Congress Should Deal with Illegal Immigration First

A majority of Republican voters say there is no other issue more important than illegal immigration, telling pollsters that the problem at the U.S.-Mexico border should be addressed immediately. A new Rasmussen Reports poll finds that about 52 percent of GOP voters say illegal immigration should be the first issue addressed by Congress and President […]

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The Republicans Broke Congress. Democrats Can Fix It.

In the great 1972 political satire The Candidate, Robert Redford plays a novice candidate who runs a slick campaign for Senate and wins an upset against an unbeatable incumbent. On election night, right before the media throng arrives, he turns to his campaign guru, played by Peter Boyle, and says, […]

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Dems Latest Scheme: ‘Balance’ Supreme Court by Adding Two Liberal Judges

NEW YORK — Following the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, some Democrats and progressive activists are shifting tactics, pushing a scheme to “pack” or “balance” the Supreme Court by adding two new seats to be filled by liberal judges. The Supreme Court expansion plot would be enacted if Democrats retake […]

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Donald Trump in Kansas: Democrats an ‘Angry Mob’ — ‘You Don’t Hand Matches to an Arsonist’

President Donald J. Trump celebrated the confirmation of his second Supreme Court justice pick Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday, energizing his supporters ahead of the midterm elections. “This is a historic night,” Trump said as he took the stage at a campaign rally in Topeka, Kansas. “I stand before you today on the heels of a […]

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Soros-Funded MoveOn.org Threatens ‘Direct Action’ in D.C., Preps ‘Emergency Campaign’ to Stop Brett Kavanaugh

Activist Robert Reich, who served as Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Labor, sent out a blast email on behalf of MoveOn.org on Thursday asking for donations to fund “MoveOn’s emergency campaign to stop Brett Kavanaugh.” In the email, MoveOn.org, which has been massively backed by billionaire George Soros, warned the group’s anti-Kavanaugh plot is set to […]

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Capitol Hill Anonymous Source Has ‘Doxed’ Multiple Republican Senators on Wikipedia

After an eventful day following the testimonies of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, at least one anonymous source on Capitol Hill is doxing Republican senators — including Sen. Lindsay Graham and Sen. Orrin Hatch — by adding contact information including home phone numbers to Wikipedia. A Twitter bot that tracks Wikipedia edits from […]

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SoCal Congressional Delegation Visits ICE Detainees

VICTORVILLE (CBSLA) — A group of Democratic congressional representatives visited ICE detainees at a Southern California desert facility Wednesday to check out their living conditions. The Southern California Congress members say their offices have been getting flooded with calls since Immigration and Customs Enforcement began housing detainees at the federal prison in Victorville two months ago. They […]

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Another government ban is targeting Huawei and ZTE hardware

The past few months have been difficult for Chinese smartphone OEMs, particularly ZTE and Huawei. ZTE nearly shut down after the U.S. government placed a trade ban on the company, which was finally lifted last month. Earlier this year, AT&T and Verizon reportedly dropped plans to sell the Huawei Mate 10 Pro due to pressure […]

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FCC’s Ajit Pai is going to have some explaining to do about lying to Congress

“What we don’t know, and what the FCC needs to clear up, is when they knew that they were lying to Congress and the public about it,” said Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell, from the House oversight committee. “The American people and Congress were lied to for over a year by the FCC, all the way […]

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Puerto Rican government finally admits that thousands of people died because of Hurricane Maria

Now Puerto Rico’s government is finally ready to admit that thousands died because of Hurricane Maria. Nearly a year later, the Puerto Rican government is finally coming clean about how many people died due to Hurricane Maria. According to the New York Times, through the online report “Transformation and Innovation in the Wake of Devastation,” the island’s […]

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KANSAS! Native American Sharice Davids won a hard primary battle and could make history in November

Daily Kos Staff Wednesday August 08, 2018 · 8:37 AM PDT 2018/08/08 · 08:37 Team Sharice Davids! It’s go time! Team Sharice Davids! It’s go time! The 3rd Congressional District in Kansas has been one of the toughest primary battles in the nation with a slate of great candidates. After a long night counting the […]

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Health care for millions of people at risk if Republicans win in November

Reason number one and number 100,001 we need Democrats to take back Congress this fall: If Republicans win, they’re likely to make another push to repeal the Affordable Care Act. You might not be hearing a lot about that directly from Republican congressional candidates right now, but that’s because “Repeal is like fight club,” as a […]

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The Federal Government Basically Admitted Trump Lied to America

Even before he became president, Donald Trump was known as a routine liar, a bullshit artist of the first order even by the standards of high-end real estate and reality TV. The question when he took office wasn’t so much about whether he’d become more honest and restrained—that was never on the table—but whether his […]

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A Long-Overdue Blueprint for Regulating Big Tech

For all the talk of 2018 being the year of big tech’s reckoning, companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon have gotten off easy. Yes, formerly sky-high public approval ratings are dipping, and representatives from Silicon Valley’s largest companies—including Mark Zuckerberg—have been publicly scolded in Washington, D.C. But despite growing concerns about tech’s economic and cultural […]

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Facebook really doesn’t want users to go to a fake Unite the Right counter-protest next week

According to COO Sheryl Sandberg, getting ahead of an event called “No Unite the Right 2, DC” is the reason behind Facebook’s decision to disclose new platform behavior that closely resembles previous Russian state-sponsored activity meant to sow political discord in the US. “We’re sharing this today because the connection between these actors and the […]

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Facebook suspends 32 more suspicious accounts and pages ahead of U.S. midterm elections

As Facebook is determined to prove that it can proactively stop election meddling on its platform, the company announced today that it has suspended a group of pages and accounts involved in “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” In total, it removed 32 pages and accounts from Facebook and Instagram this morning, created between March 2017 and May […]

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Mnuchin Floats More Tax Cuts For The Rich, This Time Avoiding Congressional Approval

Scene: Living Typo Steve Mnuchin, who is also the Treasury Secretary, looked out the window of his lavish office to see deficits running clear to the horizon and then into the Great Beyond. The wailing of the damned Millenials fills his ears with sweet, sweet music. Suddenly a cloud comes over his smiling face. “How,” […]

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Trump thinks the Kochs are doody-heads, and other deep thoughts from the not-a-puppet

Russian asset Donald Trump is very unhappy with the Koch brothers, who have decided to try to salvage their legacy and mitigate the national disaster they’ve helped create with their Republican party. They said some mildly unpleasant things about Trump and his “divisiveness” which is “causing long-term damage.” That’s enough to earn them Trump’s two–tweet treatment. […]

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Donald Trump Ready to Campaign ‘Seven Days a Week’ for Midterm Republicans

President Donald Trump vowed to campaign furiously for Republican candidates in the mid-terms, suggesting he could even show up on the campaign trail seven days a week. “I am going to work very hard,” Trump said during an interview with Sean Hannity on his radio show. “I’ll go six or seven days a week when […]

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Koch brothers start to break with Trump and Republicans, starting in North Dakota

Charles Koch, still evil, but he seems to at least recognize that. Trade wars appears to be the straw that is breaking the billionaire Koch Brothers blanket support of Republicans, since that means also having to tacitly support Russian asset Donald Trump. They are sort of officially breaking it off with Republicans. Charles Koch, breaking a […]

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