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Republicans have proved to be masters at soundbite manipulation. The GOP has gotten, mainly, poor white people in the Red States to oppose Medicare expansion, happily believing that rich people trickling on them will eventually improve their lot. Truth in schools is being portrayed as a threat to whiteness, and...

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  • October 15, 2021

Fuck this guy: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), a noted vaccine skeptic, has once again cast doubt on the effort to inoculate Americans against the coronavirus on conservative radio ― this time by using real information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that has repeatedly been cited out of...

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  • May 10, 2021

Is it sinking in for Republicans yet just how much they’ve fucked up? In the eyes of millions of Americans, they’re now the party of COVID-19, election theft, voter suppression, sedition, and smaller checks for fewer people.  Meanwhile, Joe Biden is outsmarting them at every turn, having recently brushed back the GOP’s insincere overtures...

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  • March 18, 2021

Russia targeted people close to Trump in bid to influence 2020 election, U.S. intelligence says, in an apparent reference to Rudy Giuliani. The Office of the Director for National Intelligence released an unclassified version of a classified analysis of foreign influence in the 2020 election. More obvious is the continuity from...

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  • March 17, 2021

Plenty of dimwittedness to share as Trump demands via a cease and desist order that the GOP not use his likeness or name unless they pay for it. Also, Trump threatens to negative campaign against Lisa Murkowski in yet another empty threat. And finally Trump returns to NYC, the reasons for...

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  • March 7, 2021

The Associated Press is reporting that Richard Shelby will not run for re-election for Alabama Senator. The 86 year old, who was originally a Democrat, has served in Washington for more than 40 years. apnews.com/… The senator in recent weeks told one close Alabama ally that he was not planning on...

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  • February 5, 2021

“Trump at this point should welcome someone using the 25h amendment, an insanity defense is about all he has left.” Trump’s best defense could be insanity or ignorance. x 4 criminal laws that Trump may have violated in his Georgia election call | By Ian Millhiser https://t.co/G5E3thhlzx— SafetyPin-Daily (@SafetyPinDaily) January...

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  • January 6, 2021

Yesterday, Pence (well, the DOJ) responded, as required, to Loony Gohmert’s lawsuit by saying the Vice President doesn’t have the power to do what Gohmert wants, and anyway he picked the wrong target to sue. The court required Gohmert to respond by 9 AM today. Clearly the court didn’t think...

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  • January 1, 2021

http://www.msn.com/… Arizona’s Mark Kelly will be sworn in as the newest Democratic senator Wednesday, after winning the special election filling out the term of John McCain. Kelly’s victory in the Grand Canyon State was almost as sweet as Joe Biden’s win there. Kelly won with 51.2% of the vote, a...

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  • November 30, 2020

x After several negative tests, I learned I was positive for COVID-19 this AM. I’m feeling good & experiencing very mild symptoms. I’ll be working from home until it’s safe for me to return to DC. I remind everyone to be careful & do the right things to protect yourselves...

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  • November 20, 2020

x After several negative tests, I learned I was positive for COVID-19 this AM. I’m feeling good & experiencing very mild symptoms. I’ll be working from home until it’s safe for me to return to DC. I remind everyone to be careful & do the right things to protect yourselves...

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  • November 20, 2020

x I’ve tested positive for coronavirus. I’ll b following my doctors’ orders/CDC guidelines & continue to quarantine. I’m feeling good + will keep up on my work for the ppl of Iowa from home. I appreciate everyone’s well wishes + prayers &look fwd to resuming my normal schedule soon —...

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  • November 17, 2020

x I’ve tested positive for coronavirus. I’ll b following my doctors’ orders/CDC guidelines & continue to quarantine. I’m feeling good + will keep up on my work for the ppl of Iowa from home. I appreciate everyone’s well wishes + prayers &look fwd to resuming my normal schedule soon —...

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  • November 17, 2020

From ABC News: As Republican leaders fearful of losing the majority in the U.S. Senate parade through Montana to rally behind embattled incumbent Steve Daines, one has been conspicuously absent: President Donald Trump. The president visited Montana repeatedly in 2018 and hosted huge rallies in a failed bid to oust...

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  • November 2, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Iowa: Democratic Challenger Theresa Greenfield maintains a modest lead in her race for Senate against Republican incumbent Joni Ernst.  With less than two weeks to go until the election, the latest PoliticalIQ poll of Likely Iowa Voters shows Greenfield with 46% of the...

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  • October 23, 2020

I look forward to this MAGA experiment ending in November and being stuffed away in a coffee can, wrapped in a sock, and buried in the backyard at noon on January 20th, 2021. This embarrassing blight on modern American politics and democracy thankfully has an early expiration date, or so...

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  • October 16, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from health care activist, Ady Barkan, and his Super PAC, Be A Hero: Ady Barkan It's official. Just moments ago, the NYTimes reported that Trump will be nominating Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court. Amy is a notorious, ultra-conservative...

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  • September 26, 2020

I know there are a lot more pressing concerns right now, what with the future of the U.S. Supreme Court hanging in the balance, but I do believe it’s relevant to point out that the guy tweeting this cryptic twaddle about a “pidgin” and a deer “carcas” is third in...

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  • September 20, 2020

From WBTV Investigates: Senator Thom Tillis accepted more than $20,000 in campaign contributions from political action committees tied to pharmaceutical companies within two weeks of sponsoring a bill related to drug prices in late 2019. Tillis was an original co-sponsor on the Lower Costs, More Cures act, which was introduced...

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  • September 17, 2020

From Vox: Sen. Joni Ernst had to walk a fine line with her Republican National Convention speech on Wednesday. While she’s likely relying on President Donald Trump’s support to turn out the Republican base in her bid for reelection in November, she also runs the risk of appearing too close to him...

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  • August 28, 2020

Trump as usual tried another bait and switch claiming another therapeutic emergency authorization was a “cure” for COVID. The announcement was designed to get amplified during the RNC. They’re counting that there’s enough people who will want to play the odds, free-riding off others wearing masks. x 57 percent of Republicans...

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  • August 23, 2020

So this happened yesterday: U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst said Friday that the Senate should hold hearings on any Supreme Court nomination President Donald Trump might make this year, even if he loses November's election. “(If) it is a lame-duck session, I would support going ahead with any hearings that we...

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  • July 19, 2020

This is so fucking infuriating: U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst said Friday that the Senate should hold hearings on any Supreme Court nomination President Donald Trump might make this year, even if he loses November's election. “(If) it is a lame-duck session, I would support going ahead with any hearings that...

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  • July 17, 2020

Fox News recently highlighted that Moscow Mitch is totally against the “defund the police” movement: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday slammed the growing liberal momentum behind the “defund the police” movement as “outlandish.” His comments referenced the growing left-wing movement in cities such as Minneapolis — where George Floyd died last month in police custody...

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  • June 15, 2020

The White House could not be more contaminated right now if it were a pig feces lagoon. Everyone from Mike Pence’s press secretary to one of Donald Trump’s personal valets has tested positive for coronavirus. But, hey, that doesn’t mean they’re going to start taking any of this seriously. People...

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  • May 11, 2020

Fuck yeah: The office of former president Barack Obama privately blasted a congressional investigation into former vice president Joe Biden and his son, as well as alleged Ukrainian election interference, calling it an effort “to give credence to a Russian disinformation campaign,” according to a letter obtained by BuzzFeed News....

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  • May 5, 2020

Kudos to Elizabeth Meyer at Iowa Starting Line for capturing this: Iowa has the fourth-highest growth rate of coronavirus in the country and some of the nation’s largest numbers of cases per capita, yet in a recent interview with Breitbart, Sen. Joni Ernst said the state “has fared pretty well” during the pandemic....

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  • April 28, 2020

http://www.buzzfeednews.com/… http://www.usatoday.com/… Buzzfeed reports Democratic congressman Ben McAdams of Utah and Republican Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida have tested positive for the coronavirus.  Rep. Ben McAdams   ✔@RepBenMcAdams Please read my statement on contracting #COVID19. I have self-quarantined since first having symptoms and consulted with my doctor. #utpol Diaz-Balart, a 58-year-old...

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  • March 19, 2020

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. Sens. Grassley and Johnson start investigating Hunter Biden and...

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  • February 14, 2020

I’m not a lawyer nor a constitutional scholar, but the Media has not being doing its job when it comes to covering the upcoming Senate trial of Trump.  I know.  “A real shocker there Merlin.  Have you thought about auditioning for the role of Captain Obvious?” Hear me out for...

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  • January 19, 2020

The “saying the quiet part out loud” award of the week goes to Sen. Chuck Grassley, Republican of Iowa: Whoever keeps watch on @realDonaldTrump at WH have the economist there especially Navarro read WSJ oped by Henninger This is what I’ve been preaching to the President for two yrs./President wld...

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  • January 2, 2020

Lindsey Graham today has sent document requests to government agencies to begin an investigation into the Bidens. Also, Grassley and Johnson today have sent document requests to begin an investigation into Ukrainian interference in the last election. The day after impeachment testimony concluded the Senate Republicans opened both of the...

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  • November 22, 2019

A desperate Trump imagines himself in numerous ironies in advance of must-see TV. x But you didn't. You didn't sign the Whistleblower Protection Act. The law in its present form was signed by President Clinton in 1998. You are a liar and an idiot @realDonaldTrump, which is why you are...

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  • November 11, 2019

Trump had a Cabinet meeting today and said more nonsense, repeating his campaign rally talking points, as well as using the Cabinet meeting to make other announcements. This is the Pool report (#4-10). “You people with this phony Emoluments Clause,” Date: October 21, 2019 at 11:52:51 AM EDT Subject: Pool Report #4...

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  • October 21, 2019

The pushback from Trumpists is beginning with much disinformation and noise. The coming weeks will unfortunately be far too interesting because the latest episode with Ukraine is one clearly created while Trump has been POTUS*, even as its foundation was laid by Paul Manfort, among others, like Rudy Giuliani. x...

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  • October 12, 2019

It must be difficult to be Chuck Grassley when it comes to Trump’s tariffs.  Whenever I see Grassley talk or write about free trade and tariffs, I can’t help but remember what LBJ once said about what he wanted in an aide or political ally:  loyalty.   “I don’t want loyalty....

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  • May 11, 2019

You know, being an Irishman, I love irony. And being a Murphy, I love it twice as much, since we have that stupid law named after us. When they interview Trump supporters, there are a growing number of them that say that while they’re actually rather ambivalent about Trump, they...

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  • April 17, 2019

I continue to be amazed at how simultaneously stupid and evil Republicans are. After all, I was conditioned by years of action adventure movies to believe the supervillain is always a genius. Hannibal Lecter. Ernst Blofeld. Darth Vader. Dr. Evil. Donald Trump. Chuck Grassley. Two of these kids are doing...

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  • April 8, 2019

You know, one snowflake is just a snowflake. Ten snowflakes is a flurry, and one hundred snowflakes is a blizzard. But when it comes to Trump, and his collusion and obstruction of justice problems, it’s starting to look like his GOP lackeys are staring into potential whiteout conditions. I can’t...

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  • February 20, 2019

Kudos to Rolling Stone for this great piece: x I condemn Rep. Steve King’s comments on white supremacy; they are offensive and racist – and not representative of our state of Iowa. We are a great nation and this divisiveness is hurting everyone. We cannot continue down this path if...

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  • January 15, 2019

Fearing the prospect of large Democratic gains in Tuesday’s midterm elections, Donald Trump has been serving a steaming buffet of hate with something to please everyone in his xenophobic base. Some 3,500 Central American migrants—most of them women and children—trudging through Mexico hundreds of miles from the U.S. have been...

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  • November 4, 2018

If I had a time machine, I’d go back to whatever era this semi-ambulant chimp scrotum is living in and kick his ass from here to Woolworth’s. From CNN: Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley on Friday suggested the lack of women on the committee was due to its heavy workload, but later said...

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  • October 5, 2018

Ummmm, they have to schedule a confirmation vote 72 hours ahead of time, so it’s starting to look like a Saturday vote is not going to happen. What does the majority whip have to say? This is the most interesting tweet I've read today. https://t.co/UOvolciFj3 — Ben Wikler (@benwikler) October...

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  • October 3, 2018

Apparently the only new info we’ll get from judiciary is defamation of the accusers…. A Utah man named Dennis Ketterer reached out to the Hatch office this week with information about accuser Julie Swetnick, and her allegations against Judge Kavanaugh. His full statement made under pentaly of felony to @senjudiciary...

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  • October 3, 2018

Well, you know there are details to work out and such so you can produce a phony report to your boss’ order for a sham hearing into the molestation of a child. Might as well knock back a few brewskis while you work… Raw Story She was laughing and tossing...

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  • October 2, 2018

The Truth Is Out There   The X-Files Good afternoon Senators. I’d like to begin my opening statement with a question. Do you people have any idea of who I am? I’m Brett fucking Kavanaugh! I was so pure in high school that my name was put forward for sainthood...

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  • October 1, 2018

Jeff Flake (JF):  This party is getting out of hand. Lindsey Graham (LG): Oh it gets that way sometimes Jeff.  You know that. Those unethical democrats get overwrought and all this happens. JF: I want to go home. Chuck Grassley (CG): Don’t go home Jeff.  Stay and party with us....

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  • September 29, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D. CA) on behalf of MoveOn.org in support of U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly’s (D. IN) re-election campaign: Sen. Joe Donnelly (D. IN) Dear MoveOn member, I walked out. Republicans rushed Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation with a sham hearing yesterday morning, less than...

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  • September 29, 2018

Dr. Christine Ford’s attorney, Michael Bromwich, who resigned from his own firm to take Ford’s case pro bono, seems to be a good humored man, as this photo from the Bromwich Group’s website indicates… He actually got off the drollest comment of the whole historic hearing, responding to Grassley’s hired...

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  • September 29, 2018

The NBC affiliate in Lexington reported this statement — issued about 18 hours ago – from McConnell on Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Judiciary Committee: The Senate and the nation heard two witnesses testify under oath to completely conflicting recollections. What we did not hear was any evidence whatsoever to bolster the allegation...

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  • September 29, 2018
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