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Republicans desperately want you to forget the events of Jan. 6 and their aftermath. Unfortunately, the guy who caused the riot (at least according to Mitch McConnell) is still the face of their party, and so they have to do an awkward little dance where they pretend he’s actually not a...

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  • April 25, 2021

President Joe Biden announced today that every state has removed age eligibility for Covid-19 vaccinations so anyone 16 or over can received a Pfizer/BioNtech shot and anyone18 or over can receive a dose of Moderna’s vaccine. Biden’s goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days should be reached this Wednesday, eight days...

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  • April 19, 2021

Believe me, if it were possible to fatally overdose on marijuana, I’d be a heapin’ midden of THC-infused mulch right now. But it’s just not. In fact, the number of recorded cases of fatal cannabis overdose in the history of cannabis and overdoses is—oh, would you look at that?—still zero.  I’m...

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  • March 17, 2021

Seven Republican senators voted on Saturday to convict former President Donald J. Trump in the most bipartisan vote for a presidential impeachment conviction in United States history. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana Susan Collins of Maine Lisa Murkowski of Alaska Mitt Romney of Utah Ben Sasse of Nebraska Patrick J. Toomey of...

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  • February 13, 2021

Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) was one of only five Republican senators to vote to table Rand Paul’s motion to dismiss the impeachment trial of Trump as unconstitutional. He also insists he is keeping an open mind on whether or not to convict him: Ben Sasse, Nebraska’s outspoken congressional critic of...

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  • February 9, 2021

Ben Sasse is still a RW member of the GQP, but he can still afford to offend his state party. x Sen. Ben Sasse to the Nebraska GOP State Central Committee: “You are welcome to censure me again. But let’s be clear about why this is happening: It’s because I...

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  • February 6, 2021

On the day when Republicans lost control of the US Senate, Mitch McConnell is being warned that he could be voted out as Republican leader if he votes to convict former President Trump during the impeachment trial. Republicans who know McConnell well believe he will take the temperature of the Senate...

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  • January 21, 2021

Lack of standing is the reason for SCOTUS dismissing the Ken Paxton suit to overturn the votes of four states. Meritless frivolity remains. x #BREAKING: #SCOTUS throws out Texas's suit attempting to challenge presidential election results in four battleground states, granting Texas leave to file its complaint but summarily dismissing its...

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  • December 11, 2020

The latest GOP logical fallacy is how not finding fraud is proof that there is fraud.  Remember that one of the 17 AGs supporting the Texas AG’s attempt to get a pardon, South Dakota AG Jason Ravnsborg hit and killed a man in his car, left the scene, and told police the...

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  • December 10, 2020

It’s hard to argue that any citizens have been more targeted under the Trump administration than those living in Democratic-led states, which was by Donald Trump’s own vindictive design. Whether it was singling them out for punishment with tax legislation, stealing their medical supplies, holding out disaster relief, or even attacking their...

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  • December 4, 2020

 Count every vote. #CountEveryVote x Remember that America is a democracy. Every vote deserves to be counted, no matter what Trump and Republicans say https://t.co/HcHI6D5t0N— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) November 3, 2020 x #BREAK Election eve and Twitter has labeled a Trump tweet as misleading. Removed ability for tweet to be retweeted....

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  • November 3, 2020

From The Huffington Post: x YouTube Video Two Republican super PACs used the same supposed voter in newly released ads for at least three different Senate races, including those in Maine, Iowa and Kansas. In an ad produced by American Crossroads that aired in Kansas, a brown-haired woman criticizes Democratic...

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  • October 28, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Texas courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll: In the U.S. Senate race in Texas, incumbent Republican John Cornyn leads Democrat M.J. Hegar among likely voters, 49 – 43 percent. Seven percent are undecided. On September 24th, Cornyn had 50 percent support and Hegar...

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  • October 21, 2020

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… It’s nearly all plus signs for Joe Biden in today’s state polls. The forecast from 538 has Biden with a 87% of winning and a 10% national lead (some of today’s national polls are quite Republican). Being tied at 47% in Texas is a great achievement for the Biden campaign. poll.qu.edu/…...

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  • October 21, 2020

Lots of Meta on Friday, brought on by Mary Trump’s “crazy uncle”. x Scoop w/ @ErinatThePost: Turned off by President Trump, Maryland’s GOP governor Larry Hogan casts write-in vote for Ronald Reagan… https://t.co/U36tp4WXEz— Robert Costa (@costareports) October 16, 2020 Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said he “voted for Ronald Reagan”...

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  • October 16, 2020

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/… Exclusive: GOP Sen. Sasse says Trump 'kisses dictators' butts' and mocks evangelicals Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse  was privately recorded making harsh criticisms of Trump apparently in a phone call to constituents, according to David M. Drucker of the Washington Examiner. Concerning the pandemic, Sasse says some of what...

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  • October 15, 2020

Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) is up for reelection this year, and by all accounts his seat is safe. Or at least it was until the Washington Examiner got hold of a tape of a conference call Sasse had with some constituents earlier this year: Exclusive: GOP Sen. Sasse says Trump...

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  • October 15, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign: President Barack Obama is hosting a virtual grassroots fundraiser this Friday to help us take back the Senate — and we want you to be there! Taking back the Senate has never been more important, and these Democratic candidates in Iowa, Texas,...

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  • October 13, 2020

jlmiller.us/… Webpage secure.actblue.com/… Florida needs your support for this fine candidate… VOTE ! x x YouTube Video  I was born in North Carolina and raised in Clinton and Columbia South Carolina.  I lived in poverty, often with no electricity, water or indoor plumbing.  Often, I did not know where I would lay my head...

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  • October 12, 2020

From The Huffington Post: x YouTube Video NextGen America, which focuses on turning out voters under age 35, is expanding its target list to include Senate races in Alaska and South Carolina, and House elections for Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District and Kansas’ 2nd and 3rd Congressional districts. The group, funded...

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  • October 8, 2020

Former President Barack Obama teamed up with NowThis to emphasize that not only how important it is to vote in the presidential election but also to help Democrats win in down ballot races: x You don't need me to tell you what's at stake in this election. Now is the...

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  • September 24, 2020

Aaron Hurt, a Conservative Republican, has had it with the GOP. He joined the Republican Voters Against Trump. His interview with us says it all. Aaron Hurt, a Republican no more x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Republican Voters Against Trump (RVAT) released new ads in Nebraska’s crucial...

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  • September 23, 2020

Seltzer & Co., an A+ rated pollster from Iowa, published a poll that shows Joe Biden and Trump are tied in that state at 47% each. The survey shows 3% undecided and 4% supporting someone else. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/… Iowa has emerged as an unlikely battleground state this year after Trump carried it by 9...

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  • September 22, 2020

http://www.monmouth.edu/… Monmouth University Poll gives Joe Biden a 2% edge in Arizona among likely voters but says the race is tied under a lower turnout scenario. Biden leads Trump 48% to 46% with higher turnout, and they are tied at 47% each with lower turnout. The poll says Trump has...

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  • September 17, 2020

http://www.monmouth.edu/… Monmouth University Poll gives Joe Biden a 2% edge in Arizona among likely voters but says the race is tied under a lower turnout scenario. Biden leads Trump 48% to 46% with higher turnout, and they are tied at 47% each with lower turnout. The poll says Trump has...

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  • September 17, 2020

But even bold purply flowers, like this welcome offering from my hacked-down artichokes, seem washed out, as if horror author  Stephen King’s Tommyknockers are draining colors from view. I’ve offered some purple, now for the Haze. In some ways this is scarier than a Nebraska tornado cloud. No where to...

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  • September 12, 2020

No question, the November election is shaping up to be a unique one. Between the pandemic, the sabotage of the Postal Service (and have you thanked a postal employee today? I have), the fear of longer lines at the fewer polling places, lots and lots of voters are planning to...

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  • August 31, 2020

Some big news today: x I’m proud to endorse this diverse and hopeful collection of thoughtful, empathetic, and highly qualified Democrats. If you’re in one of their districts or states, make sure you vote for them this fall. And if you can, vote early—by mail or in person. https://t.co/PSm3Rf3wkF pic.twitter.com/7RXrJriBz8—...

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  • August 4, 2020

insideelections.com/… Inside Elections is the latest political organization to shift its election ratings toward the Democratic candidate. In the Presidential race, it now rates the states of Arizona, Florida, and Wisconsin as “Tilt Democrat” as well as shifting Michigan and Pennsylvania to “Lean Democrat”. Georgia is a “Tossup” and Texas is “Tilt...

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  • July 17, 2020

Glad to see this: A Democratic candidate for one of Georgia's U.S. Senate seats is weighing in on his opponent's stance on the Black Lives Matter movement – saying the issue is about more than just politics. “The folks at the WNBA, NASCAR, NBA and NFL are all trying to...

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  • July 9, 2020

cookpolitical.com/… Cook Political Report is shifting its ratings of the key states of Wisconsin and Pennsylvania from “Tossup” to “Lean Democrat”. Nebraska’s 2nd congressional district is also moved to “Lean Democrat” and Georgia is now a considered a “Tossup” state.  Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Nebraska’s 2nd district move from Toss Up to Lean Democrat. Maine, once in...

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  • July 8, 2020

I have never seen such stupidity and idiot leadership in one country in my life.      Do I have faith in the American people to wear a mask and social distance?  Hell No.  They don’t have sense enough to believe science and truth.  They only believe if they get...

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  • July 3, 2020

Nebraska is a deep-red state; only 29% of the voters are registered as Democrats. Governor Ricketts is a Republican, both its senators, Fischer and Sasse, are Republicans. Sasse is up for reelection this fall, but fivethirtyeight.com gives him a 98% chance of winning. You would think Biden doesn’t stand a...

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  • June 30, 2020
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Show of Farce. Peaceful protest in the day, now earlier curfews. x JUST CONFIRMED: Denver Police seized these guns and tactical gear from two men who showed up to the protest on Friday. One of them, Chevy McGee, tells me he didn't break any laws. McGee is part of the...

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  • June 2, 2020
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We are at an interesting point, the necessity for socially distanced behavior and the imposition of De Facto martial law. Even as there is peaceful protest during the day time, there will be problematic police behavior in the evening. Remember that Trump needs martial law or at least its quasi-military manifestation to...

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  • June 2, 2020

Trump’s Inaugural Speech: REMARKS OF PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP – AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY INAUGURAL ADDRESS FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens...

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  • June 1, 2020

(Originally, I had done something on a MMT podcast with some of its major luminaries, but I’ll save it for a future AC chat diary, since Historical events seem more important for MeetUps) 'Boogaloo' Is The New Far-Right Slang For Civil War  x The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA...

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  • May 31, 2020

If you are a Republican governor who wants to cook the books on the number of coronavirus infections and deaths in your state, there are multiple methods for doing so. Place both the PCR based test with the antigen test together.  The PCR test determines if the viral RNA is...

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  • May 20, 2020

Michigan’s Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson tweeted a response to Trump’s claim that mailing out absentee ballot applications  to all voters is illegal, pointing out that a number of Republican states are doing the same thing for the primaries. Trump has threatened to withhold federal election funding from Michigan and...

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  • May 20, 2020

Good: Joe Biden would rescind President Donald Trump’s permit allowing the Keystone XL oil pipeline to cross the border into the U.S., a move that would effectively kill the controversial project, his campaign told POLITICO on Monday. The statement is the first from Biden’s campaign about how the presumptive Democratic...

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  • May 18, 2020

The plan is no plan for IMPOTUS*, the new normal will be a death toll daily equivalent to a 9/11 every day. Federal guidelines are being ignored by states because Trump has decided to ignore it as well. “The plan is to have no plan” is not a strategy, really. Nor...

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  • May 6, 2020

The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that there may be problems with a coronavirus test out of Utah run by UtahTest.com.  Basically, UtahTest is reporting less than half the positive test results as those performed with other tests in other parts of Utah.  Why this might be bad enough for...

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  • May 1, 2020

A NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll shows that two thirds of American voters want vote by mail this fall and 58% want the same option in all elections. http://www.nbcnews.com/… NEW: 58% of voters favor nationwide reform of election rules that would allow all eligible voters to cast their ballots by mail,...

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  • April 21, 2020

Do political decisions by Trump allies, protesters, and red state governors like Brian Kemp of Georgia and Ron DeSantis of Florida negate the IHME model for the coronavirus?  For those not into the weeds of coronavirus modeling, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington produced...

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  • April 21, 2020

How many deaths would you condone in order to liberate your state’s economy? When you admit to an acceptable number of deaths you have already lost the argument. Crimes against humanity are on the horizon for Individual-1. x Huge bump in coronavirus in states without stay at home orders. Oklahoma...

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  • April 18, 2020

http://www.bloomberg.com/… (April 17) Meat packing centers in the Midwest are some of the fastest growing pandemic centers, according to Bloomberg News, the New York Times, and other news media. Workers in some plants complain about close working conditions and lack of protective equipment. Industry analysts see supply disruptions and higher prices. Fortunately, the...

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  • April 17, 2020

Live blog below (yes, it is a pseudo-campaign rally, but the various Trumpian errors often make it worth it, also some folks like watching trainwrecks) 5:00* PM EDT (*it rarely starts on time) Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing The White House The Trump premise continues...

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  • April 17, 2020

An analysis in this morning’s New York Times — Does Vote-by-Mail Favor Democrats? No. It’s a False Argument by Trump. — shows that voting by mail (VBM) doesn’t necessarily tilt the election to the Democrats: As with false claims by Republicans about vote-by-mail fraud, there is no evidence to back...

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  • April 10, 2020

The young Colorado Springs girl who suffered from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome has died at the age of 13.  She was initally believed to have had COVID-19 in early April and was treated as such. However, her death was a result of a seizure The family...

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  • April 8, 2020

x Alabama – Ivey (R)Arkansas – Hutchinson (R)Iowa — Reynolds (R)Missouri — Parson (R)Nebraska — Ricketts (R)North Dakota — Burgum (R)Oklahoma — Stitt (R)South Carolina — McMaster (R)South Dakota — Noem (R)Texas — Abbott (R)Utah — Herbert (R)Wyoming — Gordon (R) https://t.co/Uslo2yMvYg— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️‍🌈 (@cmclymer) April 2, 2020 x...

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  • April 2, 2020