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“Slammer Time” may be on the horizon. It won’t be about the DoJ looking backward or forward, but looking inward to do something historical to maintain democracy. Because a malign GOP is going to try it again. The blueprint was there for a while before it was committed to paper...

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  • October 26, 2021

Michael Flynn’s real time in the barrel goes back to the Mueller investigation with whatever Russian involvements Flynn had, as well as a variety of other deals like the Russian/Saudi nuclear “Marshall Plan” project, that will not relate to the lies to the FBI.  The latter had Kushner and even Bannon involved. It’s...

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  • November 25, 2020

Bull shit: Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) says she doesn’t think the Supreme Court will overturn its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling, even though she signed a brief urging the court to do so earlier this year. “I think the likelihood of Roe v. Wade being overturned is...

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  • September 30, 2020

In fear-mongering, there are plenty of fine people on both sides. the Trump 1968-styled campaign looks for a 2000 result, with one state making it go to SCOTUS, failing that a House decision based on faithless electors. You figure, all it would take would be a stack of Russian, Saudi,...

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  • September 5, 2020

Stop by and comment if you’re watching. There’s a diary on the DK front page. x YouTube Video x August 20: Last wk we got several national polls that suggested tightening & state polls that suggested stability. Today we got the opposite! Biden up 13 natly from Echelon and tied,...

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  • August 21, 2020

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) got just over a 60sec window to say her piece. She was able to fit the entire Progressive movement within that time. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) did it. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode When AOC was concerned that she only got a minute or so...

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  • August 19, 2020

So I’m sure you heard of this: Here’s Sen. Marco Rubio, in a since-deleted tweet, eulogizing the late John Lewis by confusing him with the late Elijah Cummings (whom Fox News confused with John Lewis back in October). x Wrong black guy pic.twitter.com/qYnWSuw177— Wesley (@WesleyLowery) July 18, 2020 He got it right...

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  • July 19, 2020

Imagine, if world record holder,Morocco’s Hicham El Guerrouj, running at speeds equaling his world record mile time of 3:43.13, without stopping; did it twice. Wait, wait just to show off his dominance, he ran for another one minute and 34 seconds. I think you would marvel at his stamina, and...

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  • June 3, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of William Cunningham’s (D. NJ-02) congressional campaign: Rep. Jeff Van Drew ran for Congress as a Democrat in 2018. He promised change, responsibility, and decency to the people of New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District — and they sent him to...

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  • May 1, 2020

I was sitting outside on the patio tonight and boy did I have a huge reflection hit me.   I hear a lot of young folks complain about boomers.  This is not a pie fight, just a little reminder of what we have been through.   You young folks have some real...

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  • March 21, 2020

If the cops walk in, while I am in the middle of a bank robbery and I pull off my mask, drop my gun and shout, I was not robbing the bank!; the cops should let me go. If anyone questions my logic my excuse-makers would tell you, the bank...

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  • November 27, 2019
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I attended public school growing up in Oklahoma. After I graduated from the University of Houston, a public university where tuition cost only $50 a semester, my first job was as a special education teacher at a public school in New Jersey. I later attended a public law school. I...

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  • November 18, 2019

Former South Carolina Governor and the United States Ambassador to the UN for Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, kicked off her book tour yesterday. Haley tossed former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and ex-Chief of Staff John Kelly in the pit like a fat South Carolina hog. Ms. Haley accused the...

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  • November 11, 2019

There is a secret to leadership and importance and I know because I have failed many times and it is not what happens to you in life but how you react to the things life throws.   I believe, we all are important and have a measure of leadership about us.   Sometimes...

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  • October 25, 2019

Twenty four hours before the hearse  was to arrive to bring the body of Civil Rights icon and leader Rep. Cummings to the Capitol, there was a riot by ridiculous republicans storming a hearing.  The family of Elijah Cummings is in mourning.   Speaker Nancy Pelosi was attending her brother’s funeral.   Democrats...

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  • October 24, 2019

It is a shame we are not spared a moment from daily turmoil to respectfully mark the death of a legendary figure like the dearly departed Maryland Congressional Rep. Elijah Cummings. Mr. Cummings left us yesterday at age 68.  I hesitate to bring up the current occupant of the White...

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  • October 18, 2019

My sympathies are felt for all in his district, a great loss to our country and especially to the families of a great legislator and human full of compassion and fairness. This is a sad day in America.  Rep. Cummings was 68 years old. This is a developing story of...

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  • October 17, 2019

Not counting his die hard dead-enders, everyone can see that Donald Trump is in big reelection trouble. The one thing keeping Trump afloat—the economy he inherited from President Obama—has been sabotaged with Trump’s own reckless trade wars and his trillion dollar deficits. Meanwhile, Trump’s obvious mental deterioration has just made his erratic behavior...

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  • August 24, 2019

Jonathan Swan at Axios is reporting that sometime last week Trump mulled the idea of declaring a state of emergency  for Baltimore so that he could “say that the living conditions in Baltimore were unacceptable and that people were suffering because their Democratic representatives let them down. So Trump would...

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  • August 5, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1505. Made repeated racially charged attacks against representative Elijah...

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  • August 2, 2019

Why don’t you speak up against racism shown recently against your fellow congressman Cummings?, or do you share Trump’s feelings about Baltimore and their representative. How do you feel about the cozy feelings between Trump and Putin and also the Saudi Prince and Kim of North Korea? When did you...

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  • July 30, 2019

< p style=”text-align:justify”>Donald Trump has made it abundantly clear, that there is a white America that he believes will save his version of ‘Us’ and his presidency.  I have read story after story about the infighting that is tearing at the diversity seams of the Democratic party when the real...

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  • July 29, 2019

Following the fall of the Nazi regime, and at the Nuremberg trials, certain German defendants — including concentration camp guards and bureaucrats — raised a famous defense:  “I was just following orders.”   I noticed recently that Trump and Republican have invented a new variant of the defense:  “I was just giving orders.”...

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  • July 29, 2019

Jared Kushner is a lot of things: addlepated titmouse; bemused silver-spoon-asshole-enabler; failing real estate investor; poor man’s Count Chocula; quasi-sentient ambulatory sperm whale placenta in Little Lord Fauntleroy finery; Ivanka Trump’s third-favorite dildo. But don’t ever call him a decent landlord. Because apparently, he’s a slumlord. In — wait for it! —...

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  • July 28, 2019

I have to hand it to the reporters at Axios. I can hardly get through one day of Trump’s verbal brain farts without treating myself to an hour long brain bleach shower to prepare for the next day’s assault, but they did a deep dive and compiled a full week of Trump’s...

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  • July 27, 2019

Hmm, this sounds familiar, huh? Just two weeks after telling Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib to go back to their “original countries,” Trump is blowing his racist dog-whistles again. And, once again, you’d have to be a pretty deaf dog not to hear them. Now he’s...

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  • July 27, 2019

As our thin-plated dictator prepares for the most jingoistic circle jerk in history on July 4, his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Little Lord Fauntleroy are facing new questions about their use of private email for official government business. The guy who couldn’t get a security clearance on his own and...

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  • July 2, 2019

Well, that might get their attention. The Hill: House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) sent letters Tuesday calling for eight current and former Trump administration officials to provide information for two of the panel’s investigations, cautioning that officials who block the interviews from taking place could see their salaries...

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  • May 8, 2019

The title is a description of the content of my re cent article “*sigh* OK, time to get messy” that appeared in the comments section. Actually, I got a kick out of the description since, while I consider myself an “opinion commentator,” the word “fiction” could easily apply, since while the...

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  • April 27, 2019

For 17 months during the campaign, then candidate, and party clown for hire, Donald Trump assured all and sundry that he only hired the best. And nowhere was that more evident than in hiw high powered legal representation during the Robert Mueller investigation.  There were Ty Cobb and John Dowd,...

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  • April 16, 2019

Saturday Night Live had some fun with the Cohen hearing last night and so will you: (Closed Captioned) x x YouTube Video It started with Kenan Thompson playing  Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, who quipped, “For any other president, this hearing would be the most damning and humiliating moment of...

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  • March 3, 2019

One thing we know about the Resident, he is a mountebank and conman of the highest order and one thing you can’t take from him is that he is a survivor, no matter how many times he has been voted off the island.  Yesterday it was reported that Rep. Elijah Cummings and...

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  • February 20, 2019

OversightHouse.gov “Washington, D.C. (Feb. 19, 2019)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued an interim staff report after multiple whistleblowers came forward to warn about efforts inside the White House to rush the transfer of highly sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia in potential...

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  • February 20, 2019

See, this is what happens when a pr*sident is more worried about his own pocketbook than the safety and security of the country. We don’t need a border wall. We need to throw Donald Trump in a closet and leave him there until 2021. From The Washington Post: Several current and...

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  • February 19, 2019

Someday, the US will have a rational health care system.  What will trigger such an event is as yet undetermined, but truth and outrage in the halls of the House of Representatives is one step. Today, the House Oversight and Reform Committee (Chair Elijah Cummings) is holding a hearing on drug...

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  • January 29, 2019

I have always enjoyed Michael Isikoff’s work as an investigative journalist. Not only does he uncover some really cool, nasty shit, but like his co-author David Corn, he has a natural talent for taking what could be complex and confusing political issues, and simplifying them so that people without a...

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  • January 22, 2019

I have always enjoyed Michael Isikoff’s work as an investigative journalist. Not only does he uncover some really cool, nasty shit, but like his co-author David Corn, he has a natural talent for taking what could be complex and confusing political issues, and simplifying them so that people without a...

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  • January 22, 2019

Originally posted Eclectablog.com. The Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in Washington, D.C. is Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland. He has been a fierce progressive advocate during his tenure as Ranking Member, standing up to Republican absurdity and malfeasance during the Benghazi Inquisition, the Planned Parenthood...

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  • June 24, 2016