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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,...

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13th May 2017
by Big Dumb American Go to last post
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Columbine survivor introduces bill to expand concealed-carry in schools ( 2 3 Last )

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/19/columbine-survivor-bill-concealed-carry-schools/

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Help

Trump's Former Bodyguard Receiving $15k/mo From GOP "Slush Fund"

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/21/trumps-ex-bodyguard-makes-15000-a-month-from-a-gop-slush-fund.html $15k per month in "consulting fees" to Trump's ex bodyguard. I'm sure that's completely innocuous, and not "hush money" of any sort.

38 Minutes Ago
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Work In Progress

State partisanship shifts toward Democratic Party in 2017

http://news.gallup.com/poll/226556/state-partisanship-shifts-toward-democratic-party-2017.aspx Gallup now rates Texas as a competitive state https://i.imgur.com/FSEHPyn.png

47 Minutes Ago
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Release

Pennsylvania Supreme Court releases new de-gerrymandered electoral map ( 2 Last )

Old map, struck down for being gerrymandered: https://i.imgur.com/ANNGxGg.jpg New court-imposed map: https://i.imgur.com/gZI0VQP.jpg http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/article200932829.html

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59 Minutes Ago
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Trump pushes for ban on gun 'bump stocks' ( 2 3 4 5 Last )

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43135584

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1 Hour Ago
by butre Go to last post
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Stupid

Hungary votes to support Poland in struggle against the EU

https://www.politico.eu/article/hungarian-parliament-votes-to-support-poland-in-fight-against-eu/ Polak Węgier dwa bratanki...bloody hell.

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6 Hours Ago
by Cpt.MEEM Go to last post
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Politics

Tax Overhaul Gains Public Support according to NYT Poll

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/19/business/economy/tax-overhaul-survey.html

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6 Hours Ago
by Raidyr Go to last post
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Politics

Mueller asking if Manafort promised banker White House job in return for loans

NBC News This is VERY likely related to the news today about Mueller filing more indictments today against Gates and Manafort, but are sealed. Quid pro quo.

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6 Hours Ago
by Bob The Knob Go to last post
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Politics

Democratic candidate wins state house special election to succeed guy who shot himself last year

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2018/02/20/democrat-wins-state-house-race-in-kentucky-after-a-republicans-scandal-and-suicide/?utm_term=.440afc428306 Also the candidate who lost, who is also the widow of the late representative, is...

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11 Hours Ago
by Sir Whoopsalot Go to last post
13 1,134
Everything/Nothing

School shooting survivors announce national march on Washington ( 2 3 Last )

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43105701 This is amazing. It feels like a real mass pushback against the NRA has finally begun

17 Hours Ago
by Blackavar Go to last post
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Trump Endorses Romney for Senate Bid in Utah

Source Flashback to 2016: https://twitter.com/MittRomney/status/705471184935190532 Now: https://twitter.com/MittRomney/status/965782061503062016

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20 Hours Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Link

First scholars' ranking rates Donald Trump as worst president ever ( 2 3 4 5 Last )

https://i.imgur.com/8YlQcL6.png https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/02/19/opinion/how-does-trump-stack-up-against-the-best-and-worst-presidents.html Huge for Buchanan if true. Even Republican scholars rank Trump as #40

23 Hours Ago
by Joazzz Go to last post
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Russia isn't the only one meddling in elections. [The US does] it, too.

Title slightly changed to provide context Source: New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/17/sunday-review/russia-isnt-the-only-one-meddling-in-elections-we-do-it-too.html CBA to retype the entire thing, because I'm on a tablet, but the...

1 Day Ago
by meharryp Go to last post
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Politics

Kremlin says charges over U.S. election tampering prove nothing

Reuters. Fairly short article, so posted all of it.

1 Day Ago
by ThatSwordGuy Go to last post
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Politics

Alt-Right GOP Candidate Paul Nehlen Suspended From Twitter After Racist Meghan Markle Posting

http://www.newsweek.com/alt-right-gop-candidate-paul-nehlen-suspended-twitter-after-racist-markle-802863 To add insult to injury, he was even disavowed by Bannon and Breitbart :v:

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1 Day Ago
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Hobbies

US and Chinese diplomatic security got into a physical fight over the nuclear football last November

https://www.axios.com/scoop-skirmish-in-beijing-over-the-nuclear-football-1518992774-1e7a513d-4190-459d-ad4f-2c8746fecc6f.html Crazy fucking shit. Appears to have all been China's fault and they later apologised for the misunderstanding.

1 Day Ago
by Chris Morris Go to last post
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Stupid

Video games, not guns, to blame for school shooting, says Kentucky gov. ( 2 Last )

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/02/video-games-not-guns-to-blame-for-school-shooting-says-kentucky-gov/

1 Day Ago
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by Raidyr Go to last post
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Rick Gates to plead guilty; agrees to testify against Manafort

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-rick-gates-plea-deal-20180218-story.html This is pretty significant. Gates flipping on Manafort seriously dials up the heat for him. If Mueller can bury Manafort so deeply that a plea deal is his only...

2 Days Ago
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2 Days Ago
by Megadave Go to last post
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Politics

UKIP votes to oust leader Henry Bolton

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43098646 Whoever wins this leadership election will be the eighth leader of UKIP since the Brexit vote

2 Days Ago
by Vault Hunter Go to last post
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While the Media Panicked About Campus Leftists, the Far Right Surged ( 2 Last )

https://theintercept.com/2018/02/14/alt-right-campus-free-speech-adl-splc/ Didn't know if this belonged on Polidicks or SH but it seems like SH is the place to go for college news.

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2 Days Ago
by Conscript Go to last post
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Politics

Mueller Indicts 13 Russians for Hacking During U.S. Election ( 2 3 4 Last )

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-16/mueller-indicts-13-russians-for-hacking-during-u-s-election-jdq8fyg0 BOOM!!! https://twitter.com/benjaminwittes/status/964558955426041857/video/1

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2 Days Ago
by Big Dumb American Go to last post
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Stupid

Polish prime minister says Jews perpetrated Holocaust too

https://www.timesofisrael.com/polish-prime-minister-says-jews-perpetrated-holocaust-too/

3 Days Ago
by bdd458 Go to last post
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News

Murdered MP's widower Brendan Cox quits charities

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43101434 Quite surprised but maybe I shouldn't be?

3 Days Ago
by Jon27 Go to last post
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Rant

The_Donald Was One Of The Biggest Havens For Russian Propaganda During 2016 Election

https://www.inquisitr.com/4790689/reddits-the_donald-was-one-of-the-biggest-havens-for-russian-propaganda-during-2016-election-analysis-finds/ Who could've forseen this? I'm sure The_Donald mods will be shocked knowing this was going on underneath...

3 Days Ago
by Big Dumb American Go to last post
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Help

Former "Playmate" speaks up about 9 month affair with Trump, and how she was silenced

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/16/586501697/alleged-ex-trump-paramour-says-catch-and-kill-practice-kept-her-quiet?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180217 ...

3 Days Ago
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School

Trump administration revokes protections for transgender students in public schools ( 2 Last )

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2018/02/12/education-department-will-no-longer-investigate-transgender-bathroom-complaints/?utm_term=.f5b33c9d1b7b

3 Days Ago
by HumanAbyss Go to last post
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Politics

The Trump admin wants to turn the International Space Station into a commercially run venture ( 2 Last )

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/02/11/the-trump-administration-wants-to-turn-the-international-space-station-into-a-commercially-run-venture/?utm_term=.ed9bda43233b

4 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Science

News network climate reporting soared in 2017 thanks to Trump

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/feb/15/news-network-climate-reporting-soared-in-2017-thanks-to-trump

4 Days Ago
by Raidyr Go to last post
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Politics

Commonwealth in "Secret Succession Plans"

Source Interesting article, didn't know if it belonged in PD or SH so move if needed

4 Days Ago
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Humor

In Leaked Chats, WikiLeaks Discusses Preference for GOP Over Clinton, Russia, Trolling, Feminists ( 2 Last )

(headline changed to fit) https://theintercept.com/2018/02/14/julian-assange-wikileaks-election-clinton-trump/ Assanges retort, through Twitter: https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/963908650321567744 Long article complete with screengrabs, I...

4 Days Ago
by elixwhitetail Go to last post
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Question

Trump suggests 25 cent increase in gas tax, senator says ( 2 Last )

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/02/14/politics/trump-gas-tax/index.html (User was banned for this post ("for the 6th time: use Polidicks already" - postal))

4 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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4 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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News

Confusion surrounds Macron’s compulsory military service

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/14/france-emmanuel-macron-compulsory-military-service-young-people A person can understand both the merits of having and not having national service. Like Israel and Sweden having it is a necessity by...

4 Days Ago
by Talishmar Go to last post
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5 Days Ago
by Aredbomb Go to last post
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Under Investigation Over Corruption Allegations

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mb53jn/fcc-inspector-general-investigation-ajit-pai-corruption Let's hope he can afford the premium prison package.

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5 Days Ago
by Mr. Someguy Go to last post
25 3,433
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5 Days Ago
by Zero-Point Go to last post
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Politics

Rick Gates' attorneys withdraw, replaced by lawyer known for negotiating plea deals

https://twitter.com/ABC/status/959192993268994048 Seems like Mueller flipped him Waiting for a full article 1st February 2018 CNN article from a week ago about possible negotiations between Gates and Mueller

5 Days Ago
by Extronic Go to last post
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Politics

Mitt Romney to launch U.S. Senate campaign Thursday in Utah

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-mitt-romney-senate-campaign-20180214-story.html

6 Days Ago
by Xion21 Go to last post
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News

Trump Jr wife in hospital after opening white powder envelope

source maybe this is more SH material than polidicks considering it isn't quite political, mods feel free to move this as appropriate

6 Days Ago
by shotgun334 Go to last post
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Gross

Duterte tells soldiers to shoot female rebels in their vaginas

Source: Washington Post Human Rights Watch points out that this is a violation of the Geneva Convention. That link also has a longer excerpt of the speech:

6 Days Ago
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6 Days Ago
by sgman91 Go to last post
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Politics

'Canada does not treat us right': Trump threatens new tax ( 2 Last )

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trump-canada-global-trade-tax-1.4532053 :why:

6 Days Ago
by Emperor Scorpious II Go to last post
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'The Trump slump': Remington files for bankruptcy as gun sales tumble

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/13/remington-bankruptcy-guns-trump-slump-sales Polidicks coz this will probs get spicey Assuming the connection between Trump and declining gun sales is inferred correctly; it's ironic that (marginally)...

6 Days Ago
by AlbertWesker Go to last post
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6 Days Ago
by Pat.Lithium Go to last post
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6 Days Ago
by GordonZombie Go to last post
54 2,842
Request

South Africa’s ANC demands President Jacob Zuma step down

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/south-africas-anc-prepares-to-push-out-president-zuma-after-marathon-meeting/2018/02/13/d66e4a3c-1003-11e8-a68c-e9374188170e_story.html

6 Days Ago
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Humor

Iran says enemies used atomic lizards to spy on its nuclear program

http://www.newsweek.com/iran-says-enemies-using-lizards-spy-nuclear-program-805195

1 Week Ago
by Destroyox Go to last post
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Help

'The United States is under attack': Intelligence chief Dan Coats says Putin targeting 2018 election

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/02/13/intelligence-director-coats-says-u-s-under-attack-putin-targeting-2018-elections/332566002/

1 Week Ago
by karimatrix Go to last post
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Politics

Democrat Margaret Good Flips Seat in Florida, 36th Democratic Flip Since Trump's Inauguration

https://img.thedailybeast.com/image/upload/c_crop,d_placeholder_euli9k,h_1440,w_2560,x_0,y_0/dpr_2.0/c_limit,w_740/fl_lossy,q_auto/v1518572197/180213-resnick-margaret-good-lede_czb6re ...

1 Week Ago
by Mr. Someguy Go to last post
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Politics

Trump Budget Would Swap Food Stamps for ‘100% American’ Food Packages ( 2 Last )

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-12/trump-budget-swaps-food-stamps-for-100-percent-american-food

1 Week Ago
by GunFox Go to last post
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Everything/Nothing

White House let Rob Porter keep his job even after receiving final FBI report

https://nytimes.com/2018/02/13/us/politics/rob-porter-fbi-background-check.html

1 Week Ago
by Steel & Iron Go to last post
8 1,270
Everything/Nothing

Israeli police recommend indicting Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/13/israeli-police-recommend-indicting-benjamin-netanyahu-for-bribery

1 Week Ago
by SIRIUS Go to last post
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Work In Progress

PA governor rejects the newly proposed congressional map by GOP

https://i.imgur.com/yyejZNU.png The proposed redrawing. Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-pennsylvania/pennsylvania-court-set-to-redraw-voting-maps-after-governor-veto-idUSKCN1FX2BM Reminder that PA's court has a democrat...

1 Week Ago
by Snapster Go to last post
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News

California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show ( 2 3 4 Last )

Source So what do we do about nazis when the cops are nazis, too? Bonus long-ass article from The Intercept regarding FBI investigation into white supremacist infiltration of law enforcement (Not sure how well The Intercept is received here, I...

1 Week Ago
by Lambeth Go to last post
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Russian bots aggressively pushing more ‘deep state’ hashtags after success of #ReleaseTheMemo

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/06/russia-twitter-hashtags-deep-state-395928

1 Week Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Politics

White House Proposes $4.4 Trillion Budget That Adds $7 Trillion to Deficits

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/us/politics/white-house-budget-congress.html Budget (160 page PDF): https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/budget-fy2019.pdf

1 Week Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Sessions praises "Anglo-American Heritage of Law Enforcement," faces fresh criticism of racism

http://www.newsweek.com/jeff-sessions-racism-anglo-american-sheriff-803624

1 Week Ago
by Cloak Raider Go to last post
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Release

White House blocks release of Democrats' memo ( 2 Last )

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/09/trump-blocks-release-of-democratic-memo-402083 https://twitter.com/nprpolitics/status/962125986740473857 https://twitter.com/philewing/status/962127401961578496...

1 Week Ago
by V12US Go to last post
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Politics

Trump pledges to fix infrastructure but $200bn plan falls well short

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/12/trump-infrastructure-plan-200bn The plan (PDF 55 pages): https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/INFRASTRUCTURE-211.pdf It's really hard to find a detailed breakdown at the moment...

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1 Week Ago
by J!NX Go to last post
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Map

As Venezuela's situation worsens, Colombia and Brazil clamp down on their borders

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/08/venezuela-migrants-colombia-brazil-borders

1 Week Ago
by Emperor Scorpious II Go to last post
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Politics

Maine becomes first state to protect marijuana use outside of work

https://www.hrdive.com/news/maine-becomes-first-state-to-protect-marijuana-use-outside-of-work/516084/ A pretty short article, so only two paragraphs were omitted here. Some additional excerpts from the aforementioned Littler Mendelson report: ...

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1 Week Ago
by Zero-Point Go to last post
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Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to visit North Korea at 'earliest date' possible

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/north-korean-leader-kim-jong-un-invites-souths-moon-to-pyongyang-seoul?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&xtor=CS1-10 Looking forward to more positive development towards a unified...

1 Week Ago
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"Patriot Legal Expense Fund" to help Trump campaign staff pay legal bills in Russia investigation

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/legal-fund-development-trump-administration-campaign-staff-pay/story?id=52795689 Don't worry, Trump's appointment to the Office of Government Ethics says this is perfectly ethical. Gotta protect those Patriots™.

1 Week Ago
by Alice3173 Go to last post
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News

6 Teens Enter Kansas Governor's Race

Source: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/09/584678163/kansas-scrambles-to-change-rules-after-6-teens-enter-governors-race

1 Week Ago
by F.X Clampazzo Go to last post
33 2,359
Politics

Trump appointee seeks $0 funding for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/01/19/trump-appointee-seeks-0-funding-consumer-watchdog/1047642001/ Under Mick Mulvaney the CFPB has also stalled it's investigation against Equifax and dropped a lawsuit against a predatory lender....

1 Week Ago
by elixwhitetail Go to last post
2 819
News

Nunes Memo released. ( 2 3 4 5 Last )

https://lawfareblog.com/document-nunes-memo just came out will add more links as the story builds up https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/02/us/politics/trump-fbi-memo.html ...

1 Week Ago
by elixwhitetail Go to last post
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Politics

Democratic National Convention fundraising lagging severely compared to RNC

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/30/democratic-national-committee-fundraising-379360 Alternate sources: ...

1 Week Ago
by Raidyr Go to last post
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Everything/Nothing

American spies paid $100,000 to a Russian who wanted to sell material on Trump ( 2 Last )

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/us/politics/us-cyberweapons-russia-trump.html There is some weird ass spy movie playing out in the background of the world right now. This is one of those article that's like a big story and you kind of have to read...

1 Week Ago
by Dwarden Go to last post
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Question

EU reaches out a hand to Western Balkans

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/06/serbia-and-montenegro-could-join-eu-in-2025-says-brussels

1 Week Ago
by Trebgarta Go to last post
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Love

Bernie Sanders summons team to discuss 2020 ( 2 3 4 5 Last )

Politico Run Bernie, run!

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1 Week Ago
by CommunistCookie Go to last post
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Politics

Brexit: Relations between Britain and the EU sink to a new low ( 2 Last )

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-talks-david-davis-michel-barnier-eu-brussels-transition-period-a8203176.html tl;dr politics

1 Week Ago
by elixwhitetail Go to last post
55 2,913
Everything/Nothing

Rachel Brand, No. 3 at the Justice Department, plans to resign

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/us/politics/rachel-brand-justice-department.html :tinfoil: Hats on :tinfoil: Trump will now get to choose the person, subject to Senate confirmation, who would take over responsibility for the Mueller probe in...

1 Week Ago
by 1legmidget Go to last post
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Politics

Democrat wins special election in Trump heartland Missouri

Reuters. Emphasis mine. Just to point out that this isn't a 100% win, and that democrats could still face difficulties.

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1 Week Ago
by Speedhax Go to last post
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Shitpost

GOP Senate Nominee deletes controversial social media posts, considers reposting them

Short article so I just posted the whole thing. https://apnews.com/36b2c6ef4f414530aca09f56cc299de7

1 Week Ago
by ForcedDj Go to last post
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Gross

Another White House Aide resigns amidst abuse allegations (David Sorenson, Speechwriter)

New York Times I think the bigger news story here is that trump does have a speechwriter, yet continues to deliver speeches as if he never looked at a script in his life

1 Week Ago
by Kartoffel Go to last post
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