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Polidicks Rules - Updated 13th May 2017

These are generally what you were used to within SH. Because of the political issues, I expect this subforum to take on a more serious tone. Reporting & Posting Guidelines Because this is a debate forum we expect you to put effort into your posts,...

Hezzy 1 people are reading this thread x 1 Starred x 36
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Maine high court says ranked choice voting is unconstitutional

SOURCE I'm still unclear on whether the constitution says candidates may win by a plurality, or if winning by plurality is merely an option. The decision was unanimous, so it's pretty safe to say this was a legitimate decision rather than political...

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24 Minutes Ago
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Nicolas Maduro launches constitution overhaul

http://www.aljazeera.com/mritems/imagecache/mbdxxlarge/mritems/Images/2017/5/24/b31e0d6210504876814f102e4e975029_18.jpg http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/nicolas-maduro-launches-constitution-overhaul-170524064544072.html

24 Minutes Ago
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Update: FCC won't take action against Colbert’s Trump rant ( 2 Last )

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/332132-fcc-probing-colberts-trump-putin-joke Update:

Splarg! 29 people are reading this thread x 29
48 Minutes Ago
by Itachi_Crow Go to last post
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Taiwan becomes 1st in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage

https://apnews.com/ed44ad47c552430ab4a97d2fb9bbd129

57 Minutes Ago
by Griffster26 Go to last post
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Duterte Declares Martial Law in Southern Phillipines

http://time.com/4791237/rodrigo-duterte-martial-law-philippines/ http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/23/asia/philippines-mindanao-clashes-martial-law/ http://i.imgur.com/UoqG52A.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/NPkKcgQ.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/vQr4aaT.jpg

1 Hour Ago
by Shirt. Go to last post
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North Korea flies unidentified projectile across border, South Korea fires warning shots

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2017/05/23/0301000000AEN20170523012551315.html

3 Hours Ago
by Araknid Go to last post
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3 Hours Ago
by EcksDee Go to last post
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Twitter Co-founder apologizes for Twitter's possible role in Trump winning election

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/05/21/twitter-co-founder-im-sorry-if-we-made-trumps-presidency-possible/ I can't wait to see a bunch of tweets talking about how terrible twitter is and how it's failing and only losers like...

Itachi_Crow 1 people are reading this thread x 1 Starred x 26
4 Hours Ago
by IKTM Go to last post
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Politics

[UK] Labour support surges in Wales - 16 point shift ( 2 Last )

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-poll-wales-general-election-2017-16-point-shift-swing-a7749786.html Christ the schadenfreude if this election happens to annihilate the conservatives

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5 Hours Ago
by thelurker1234 Go to last post
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Ranked-Choice Voting Supporters Seek Constitutional Amendment

http://mainepublic.org/post/ranked-choice-voting-supporters-seek-constitutional-amendment#stream/0 http://www.theforecaster.net/lawmakers-vow-to-fight-for-ranked-choice-voting/ There some hope and they not given up for fight.

6 Hours Ago
by ForgottenKane Go to last post
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Seth Rich's brother pleads with Hannity to stop spreading conspiracy theory

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/23/media/seth-rich-family-letter-hannity-fox-news/index.html

8 Hours Ago
by Raidyr Go to last post
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Politics

Transcript of President Trump's conversation with Duterte leaked

https://theintercept.com/2017/05/23/read-the-full-transcript-of-trumps-call-with-philippine-president-rodrigo-duterte/ ...

Toybasher 9 people are reading this thread x 9
8 Hours Ago
by DogGunn Go to last post
16 1,595
Politics

Trump budget wants to halve oil stockpile, open Arctic refuge to drilling

Reuters Funding our tax cuts by fucking up the environment

9 Hours Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Conservative Party Manifesto Launched ( 2 3 Last )

BBC Live Feed BBC The Manifesto

10 Hours Ago
by fulgrim Go to last post
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Notre Dame Students Walk Out of Mike Pence Commencement Address ( 2 Last )

https://twitter.com/WNDU/status/866314296451637248 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/21/us/mike-pence-notre-dame-commencement-address.html

ChadMcGoatMan 3 people are reading this thread x 3 Starred x 60
12 Hours Ago
by Revenge282 Go to last post
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Texas House approves bathroom restrictions for transgender students

https://www.texastribune.org/2017/05/21/amid-special-session-threat-house-eyes-bathroom-restrictions-schools/ I mean, it's pretty bad but not as bad as it could be. It seems expensive and will still be exclusionary but it could have been much worse.

12 Hours Ago
by Tudd Go to last post
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US officials accused of putting investigation at risk by leaking Manchester attack details

http://uk.businessinsider.com/manchester-arena-terror-attack-police-downing-street-theresa-may-ariana-grande-2017-5

13 Hours Ago
by mark6789 Go to last post
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Work In Progress

European Commision plans an "offer you cannot refuse" to expand the euro zone.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-future-euro-idUSKBN18J207 Personally, im looking forward on what they're going to propose, but on the other hand i'd like to see the results of Macron's euro zone reforms first, so new euro members don't...

16 Hours Ago
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‘I am sorry’: Assemblyman drops effort to end communist ban in California government ( 2 Last )

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article151143712.html So get me straight, Several days ago, This is bill would easily pass with no one offended anymore and even Cold War ended. He drops his own bill because of only a few...

16 Hours Ago
by hypno-toad Go to last post
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Trump's casino was a money laundering concern shortly after it opened

Trump's casino was a money laundering concern shortly after it opened http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/22/politics/trump-taj-mahal/index.html

18 Hours Ago
by Kylel999 Go to last post
7 1,644
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Saudi Arabia & UAE to give 100M to Ivanka Trump 'charity'

http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/05/21/ivanka-16e0ea0ae014d2edaad4f7a0e659455acf9d5b9a-s800-c85.jpg Comes out days after the Meeting Donald Trump had. I guess its okay since its the world bank and not actually her charity. But is very fishy...

18 Hours Ago
by Kylel999 Go to last post
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The commerce secretary praises the lack of protest in a country where it’s punishable by death

Source 22nd May 2017 Woops, I actually put this in the wrong section, would a mod mind moving?

Lambeth 1 people are reading this thread x 1
19 Hours Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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19 Hours Ago
by Luni Go to last post
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Work In Progress

Frustrated Utah Republicans, Democrats form new centrist political party

http://cdn.deseretnews.com/images/article/hires/1843514/1843514.jpg http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865680509/Frustrated-Utah-Republicans-Democrats-form-new-centrist-political-party.html Good luck even with the system (even within extreme...

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1 Day Ago
by Smoovedawg1 Go to last post
11 1,186
News

North Carolina's district maps struck down by Supreme Court for 'racial gerrymandering'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/north-carolina-district-maps-supreme-court-ruling-racist-gerrymandering-a7749676.html

MissZoey Starred x 36
1 Day Ago
by dogmachines Go to last post
4 1,030
News

Putin offers transcript to prove Trump did not pass Russia secrets

https://www.yahoo.com/news/vladimir-putin-says-prove-trump-did-not-pass-114648943.html

1 Day Ago
by Whibble Go to last post
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Trump close to choosing outside counsel for Russia investigation

Trump close to choosing outside counsel for Russia investigation https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-close-to-choosing-outside-counsel-for-russia-investigation/2017/05/22/8709f62e-3f22-11e7-9869-bac8b446820a_story.html?utm_term=.0493bf0ac2bb

1 Day Ago
by Zero-Point Go to last post
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Computers

Flynn/Kislyak wanted "back channel" for Trump/Putin communication, bypassing Nat. Secur. bureaucracy

Source; REUTERS: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-contacts-idUSKCN18E106 (Technically the Reuters title is "Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians", but I honestly feel the second quote is the most...

1 Day Ago
by .Isak. Go to last post
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CNN: Mueller briefed on secret Comey memos, source says

CNN: Mueller briefed on secret Comey memos, source says http://cnn.com/2017/05/22/politics/mueller-comey-russia-investigation/index.html https://twitter.com/ABC/status/866755288761847811

1 Day Ago
by BlindSniper17 Go to last post
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Computers

GOP Rep. who helped kill internet privacy rules proposes new ones

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/05/gop-lawmaker-who-helped-kill-isp-privacy-rules-proposes-new-privacy-rules/ All about them states rights until it's inconvenient, this would knock out MNs new rules

1 Day Ago
by CyclonatorZ Go to last post
8 2,224
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Mississippi rep apologizes for calling for lynching of people who remove Confederate monuments

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/mississippi-rep-lynch-people-removing-confederate-monuments-47561027

1 Day Ago
by Judas Go to last post
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$110bn arms deals agreed as Trump visits Saudi Arabia ( 2 3 Last )

Short article so posting it all. https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0520/876622-donald-trump/ Ironic this comes as Iran votes in a moderate president, while Saudi Arabia is anything but. Remind Trump tired to ban people from several Muslim majority...

1 Day Ago
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Jason Chaffetz (R) of House Oversight Committee Possibly Resigning amid Ethics Complaints

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/20/politics/jason-chaffetz-term-house-resign/ Though unconfirmed, rumors are circulating that Chaffetz appears to be resigning in response to an ethics complaint filed against him alleging the following: 1) Obstruction of...

1 Day Ago
by cis.joshb Go to last post
12 1,307
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Michael Flynn Misled Pentagon About His Russia Ties, Letter Says

Michael Flynn Misled Pentagon About His Russia Ties, Letter Says https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/us/politics/michael-flynn-fifth-amendment-russia-senate.html EDIT: Additional coverage from CNN: ...

1 Day Ago
by elixwhitetail Go to last post
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The White House is trying to dupe the New York Times with phony leaks

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/05/22/the-white-house-is-trying-to-dupe-the-new-york-times-with-phony-leaks/?tid=sm_tw_pp&utm_term=.98009a5e4e2d&wprss=rss_the-fix :thinking::thinking::thinking::thinking::thinking:

1 Day Ago
by KillerJaguar Go to last post
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Sen. John McCain (R): Alleged Trump misconduct reaching "Watergate size and scale." ( 2 Last )

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/17/politics/john-mccain-watergate-trump/

1 Day Ago
by cis.joshb Go to last post
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Melania Trump appears to refuse to hold her husband's hand on arrival in Tel Aviv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRPx0CIzAKM https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/22/video-clip-of-donald-and-melania-trump-failing-to-hold-hands-goes-viral

1 Day Ago
by BlackMageMari Go to last post
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1 Day Ago
by Mr. Sarcastic Go to last post
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Question

Ex-National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, 'to defy Senate Russia inquiry'

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40004300 He's pleading the Fifth. Funny, this is the first time I've heard of someone doing that seriously, and not as a joke.

1 Day Ago
by Bob The Knob Go to last post
21 1,693
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Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation ( 2 Last )

Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/us/politics/trump-russia-comey.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

1 Day Ago
by RenegadeCop Go to last post
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1 Day Ago
by GordonZombie Go to last post
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Sinn Féin calls for Irish unity referendum within five years

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017/0522/877031-foster-speech-brexit/ I don't think it's possible to have a border poll in five years. I'm not sure what if it'd be right. We really need to see what happens with the Brexit negotiations.

1 Day Ago
by Crooky14 Go to last post
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Can Trump Pardon Himself?

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/05/19/what-would-happen-if-trump-pardoned-himself-mueller-russia-investigation/

1 Day Ago
by Alice3173 Go to last post
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EU warns Donald Trump: Paris agreement on climate change is ‘irreversible and non-negotiable’ ( 2 3 4 5 6 Last )

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/eu-donald-trump-paris-agreement-us-withdraw-climate-change-irreversible-non-negotiable-a7742286.html

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1 Day Ago
by archangel125 Go to last post
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YouTube

[EU] Parliamentary Committee’s Tech Power Grab

More in Source. European Parliament Press Release: "Audiovisual media: clear rules to protect children" More in Source.

1 Day Ago
by TacticalBacon Go to last post
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North Korea fires unidentified projectile

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39990836?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

2 Days Ago
by TestECull Go to last post
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Humor

Trump team floating revenge plan against Obama DHS cyber-intel sharing program

Trumps newest move on his ongoing 5D chess game against the deep state! source: Foreign Policy

2 Days Ago
by killerteacup Go to last post
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2 Days Ago
by Lambeth Go to last post
18 1,896
Politics

Trump appoints Newt Gingrich's wife as ambassador to the Vatican; Holy See unsure about it

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/20/callista-gingrich-ambassador-holy-see-trump-administration

2 Days Ago
by Emperor Scorpious II Go to last post
22 2,290
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Ontario developing a gender-neutral option for birth certificates ( 2 3 4 5 6 Last )

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/toronto/ontario-gender-neutral-birth-certificate-1.4121944

2 Days Ago
by LtKyle2 Go to last post
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Robert Mueller, Former F.B.I. Director, Named Special Counsel for Russia Investigation 0 ( 2 3 4 Last )

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/us/politics/robert-mueller-special-counsel-russia-investigation.html?referer=https://www.google.com/ https://twitter.com/ABC/status/864967249328717824

2 Days Ago
by BlackMageMari Go to last post
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2 Days Ago
by catbarf Go to last post
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Israeli Intelligence Furious Over Trump’s Loose Lips

Israeli Intelligence Furious Over Trump’s Loose Lips As the U.S. president heads to Israel for a show of unity, the country’s spies are alarmed at his disclosures to the Russians. ...

2 Days Ago
by Michael haxz Go to last post
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Politics

Report: More weapons gone missing from German military than previously assumed

http://www.dw.com/en/report-more-weapons-gone-missing-from-german-military-than-previously-assumed/a-38914714 Posted it here since it is relating to the massive investigation by the German Government into the Bundeswehr for Far-right individuals.

3 Days Ago
by TheMrFailz Go to last post
8 1,448
News

Greece approves more austerity to unlock bailout funds, debt relief

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0519/876354-greece-austerity/ It's awful to see that Greece still has such problems like this. I wonder, actually, if anyone can answer me this. I know the movie was overall meh, but I thought the Athens scene in...

3 Days Ago
by Big Snake Bos Go to last post
9 856
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Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him, source says

First on CNN: Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him, source says http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/james-comey-trump-influence/index.html

3 Days Ago
by Big Dumb American Go to last post
14 2,459
Politics

Hassan Rouhani has won the Iranian presidential election:Interior Ministry

https://www.rt.com/news/389033-iran-presidential-election-rouhani/ https://www.google.pt/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/05/20/middleeast/iran-rouhani-election/index.html This is a major turning point in Iranian history,no doubt about...

3 Days Ago
by DogGunn Go to last post
27 1,579
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3 Days Ago
by Zonesylvania Go to last post
31 2,122
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First on CNN: Russian officials bragged they could use Flynn to influence Trump, sources say

First on CNN: Russian officials bragged they could use Flynn to influence Trump, sources say http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/michael-flynn-donald-trump-russia-influence/index.html :speechless:

3 Days Ago
by Faunze Go to last post
16 2,305
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Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador ( 2 3 4 5 .. 23 24 25 26 Last )

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-revealed-highly-classified-information-to-russian-foreign-minister-and-ambassador/2017/05/15/530c172a-3960-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html?utm_term=.2679877aaae3 EDIT: Buzzfeed...

3 Days Ago
by Zero-Point Go to last post
1,023 66,883
Humor

FCC votes to begin overturning net neutrality ( 2 3 Last )

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/18/15657916/fcc-kill-net-neutrality-proposal-vote-passes RIP united states internet :v:

3 Days Ago
by Zero-Point Go to last post
85 6,323
Stupid

Protesters injured outside Turkish embassy in DC after Trump-Erdogan meeting

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/16/politics/anti-erdogan-protest-washington-turkish-embassy/ This sounds familiar.

3 Days Ago
by 343N Go to last post
39 2,774
Politics

Vice President Mike Pence Just Created His Own PAC

http://time.com/4784340/mike-pence-creates-pac/

4 Days Ago
by Cyan_Husky Go to last post
31 2,627
Politics

Joe Biden slams Hillary Clinton

http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-joe-biden-slams-hillary-clinton-i-1495209316-htmlstory.html http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/joe-biden-hillary-clinton/ First article is primary source, second one is...

Raidyr Starred x 23
4 Days Ago
by Cone Go to last post
17 2,451
Politics

Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intel Committee ( 2 Last )

ABC Open hearing. May 30th. Trump is gonna get wrecked.

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4 Days Ago
by Electrocuter Go to last post
53 3,486
Politics

Transgender rights bill threatens 'female-born' women's spaces, activists say ( 2 Last )

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/politics/transgender-rights-bill-female-born-spaces-1.4110634 When wrong meets stupid

4 Days Ago
by Trilby Harlow Go to last post
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Science
4 Days Ago
by TheTalon Go to last post
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Trump says Joe Lieberman one of his top picks for FBI director

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/18/politics/joe-lieberman-fbi-front-runner/

4 Days Ago
by Alice3173 Go to last post
16 1,628
Politics

Iranians vote in presidential election

http://www.aljazeera.com/mritems/imagecache/mbdxxlarge/mritems/Images/2017/5/19/88fbacaff8ca4ae6ab918e81eeb5ef21_18.jpg http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/iranians-cast-vote-presidential-election-170519052130053.html...

4 Days Ago
by Griffster26 Go to last post
5 504
Rant

Trump-Russia probe now includes possible cover-up, Congress is told

Trump-Russia probe now includes possible cover-up, Congress is told http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article151565947.html :goodjob:

4 Days Ago
by HumanAbyss Go to last post
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by BlindSniper17 Go to last post
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4 Days Ago
by LoneWolf_Recon Go to last post
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4 Days Ago
by Crooky14 Go to last post
5 394
Humor

House May Be Forced to Vote Again on GOP's Obamacare Repeal Bill

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-05-18/house-may-be-forced-to-vote-again-on-gop-s-obamacare-repeal-bill

4 Days Ago
by elowin Go to last post
16 1,476
Politics

NHS performance data 'likely to be delayed until after election'

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39976701

4 Days Ago
by JustExtreme Go to last post
7 515
Politics

Deputy AG knew Trump would fire Comey

Source Sounds like the memo was just an attempt for Trump cover his fat ass.

4 Days Ago
by Dr McNinja Go to last post
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Humor

Trump says Russia probe hurts 'divides' the US ( 2 Last )

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0518/876075-trump/ My opinion: please screw off you arrogant asshole.

4 Days Ago
by Helix Snake Go to last post
41 3,549
News

Chechnya accused of 'genocide' against gay people in complaint to International Criminal Court ( 2 Last )

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/chechnya-gay-genocide-international-criminal-court-torture-detain-homosexual-russia-region-a7740271.html

4 Days Ago
by hypno-toad Go to last post
43 2,376
Politics

Story on DNC staffer's murder dominated conservative media -- hours later it fell apart ( 2 Last )

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/16/media/seth-rich-family-response-claims-of-wikileaks-contact/index.html Apparently, this was the front page of Fox News for most of today. https://i.imgur.com/ECfDsk0.png Absolutely disgraceful. Most reasonable people...

4 Days Ago
by Lambeth Go to last post
75 5,485