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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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Rant

Rhode Island Representative Introduces Legislation to Increase Tax on Violent Video Games ( 2 Last )

https://www.rollingstone.com/glixel/news/ri-representative-wants-to-increase-tax-on-violent-games-w516967 http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20180221/ri-bill-would-tax-violent-video-games-to-pay-for-mental-health-counseling-in-schools...

1 Minute Ago
by Da Big Man Go to last post
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Humor

NRA gives Ajit Pai “courage award” and gun for “saving the Internet” ( 2 Last )

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/02/nra-gives-ajit-pai-courage-award-and-gun-for-saving-the-internet/ Video:

Raidyr 77 people are reading this thread x 77
3 Minutes Ago
by Pigbear Go to last post
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Politics

NRA's Wayne LaPierre makes it clear he isn't backing down on guns — or the culture wars

Source Don't politicize gun tragedies unless you're doing it to take a dump on democrats and the left

5 Minutes Ago
by DaCommie1 Go to last post
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Help

Russia-Linked Mercenaries Attacked US Forces: Indicted Oligarch Told Putin Before Attack (~300 Dead) ( 2 Last )

http://www.businessinsider.com/putin-tipped-off-before-russia-attack-us-syria-2018-2 The battle happened a couple of weeks ago. New, we have learned that the attack, perpetrated by mercenaries under the control of a Russian oligarch, was carried out...

10 Minutes Ago
by Pax Go to last post
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Politics

Trump pushes for ban on gun 'bump stocks' ( 2 3 4 5 6 7 Last )

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

Tudd 2 people are reading this thread x 2
21 Minutes Ago
by Ekalektik_1 Go to last post
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Love

UPDATE: Rick Gates Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Against the United States ( 2 Last )

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...

Big Dumb American 47 people are reading this thread x 47 Starred x 47
47 Minutes Ago
by Bob The Knob Go to last post
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Stupid

Florida House votes to force schools to display ‘In God We Trust’

Full title: Florida House votes to force schools to display ‘In God We Trust’ a day after refusing to consider gun control Washington Post After shooting down a bill to discuss gun control and declaring porn a public health hazard, and now this,...

48 Minutes Ago
by Marik Bentusi Go to last post
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Rant

Trump: If North Korea sanctions don't work, [our "Phase 2"] may be 'very unfortunate' for the world

Original title: Trump: If North Korea sanctions don't work, it may be 'very unfortunate' for the world * President Donald Trump will not say what the U.S. will do if sanctions on North Korea fail. * He suggests a "phase two" could be "very unfortunate...

58 Minutes Ago
by Wealth + Taste Go to last post
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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens indicted and taken into custody for felony invasion of privacy

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/missouri-gov-eric-greitens-indicted-for-felony-invasion-of-privacy/article_3599554f-fcc4-551e-a0ae-b83368208a30.amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

58 Minutes Ago
by TheBorealis Go to last post
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Gross

James O'Keefe says it's ok to lie if you're lying to journalists

Full headline: Conservative provocateur who tried to plant fake stories in The Washington Post says it's ok to lie if you're lying to journalists https://www.businessinsider.com/james-okeefe-admits-he-lies-to-journalists-2018-2 Original headline...

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59 Minutes Ago
by Luni Go to last post
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Politics

Columbine survivor introduces bill to expand concealed-carry in schools ( 2 3 4 Last )

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

Tudd 1 people are reading this thread x 1
1 Hour Ago
by UncleJimmema Go to last post
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Politics

U.S. Files Conspiracy, Lying Counts Against Gates in New Filing

Bloomberg The beatings continue until morale improves. 23rd February 2018 https://twitter.com/DelWilber/status/967086215454511104

3 Hours Ago
by Big Dumb American Go to last post
5 662
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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5 Hours Ago
by proboardslol Go to last post
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Gross

50 Missouri Republican Legislators Vote Against Ban on Child Marriage

https://m.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2018/02/20/child-marriage-is-a-ok-say-50-missouri-lawmakers The vote passed anyway, but once again the Party of Family Values exercises its hypocrisy: arguing that marrying off your child is a parental right and...

7 Hours Ago
by TheBorealis Go to last post
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Politics

Speaking with Florida lawmakers, Trump suggests looking into video game/movie violence, the internet

Metro, rated left center with high factual reporting Buzzfeed News also clipped it https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedNews/status/966737471697547264

7 Hours Ago
by Electrocuter Go to last post
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Politics

Manafort Faces New Counts of Tax, Bank Fraud in Russia Probe

Bloomberg link to indictments 32 counts!

Llamaguy 2 people are reading this thread x 2
9 Hours Ago
by ZachPL Go to last post
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Politics

Barnaby Joyce resigns as Deputy Prime Minister, Don Brown has put out the tea towel for Joyce

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-23/barnaby-joyce-resigns/9477942

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17 Hours Ago
by Araknid Go to last post
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News

Barnaby Joyce resigns as Australian Deputy Prime Minister

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-23/barnaby-joyce-resigns/9477942 23rd February 2018 Late please lock

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18 Hours Ago
by BF Go to last post
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Humor

#TwitterLockout -- Twitter Purges Thousands of Russian Bots (Far Right Outraged) ( 2 Last )

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/twitter-responds-to-claims-of-lost-followers-lockouts/ Long story short: Twitter bans thousands of suspected bot accounts; Far Right influencers lose thousands of followers because of it and cry conspiracy. All you had...

21 Hours Ago
by Tudd Go to last post
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Work In Progress

State partisanship shifts toward Democratic Party in 2017 ( 2 Last )

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

23 Hours Ago
by BusterBluth Go to last post
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News

Paul Manafort and Rick Gates indicted on 32-counts

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/paul-manafort-rick-gates-indicted-32-counts/story?id=53286392

1 Day Ago
by IKTM 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...

1 Day Ago
by spazthemax Go to last post
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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

1 Day Ago
by Speedhax Go to last post
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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.

1 Day Ago
by Extronic Go to last post
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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

2 Days Ago
by TheBorealis 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

2 Days 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.

2 Days Ago
by Bob The Knob Go to last post
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2 Days Ago
by Doozle Go to last post
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2 Days Ago
by ForcedDj Go to last post
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Politics

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

Lambeth Starred x 36
2 Days 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

2 Days Ago
by Joazzz Go to last post
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Politics

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...

3 Days 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.

3 Days 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:

3 Days Ago
by RainbowStalin Go to last post
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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.

3 Days 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/

3 Days Ago
by phygon Go to last post
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by Raidyr Go to last post
20 2,554
Politics
4 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

4 Days Ago
by Vault Hunter Go to last post
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Help

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.

Raidyr Thread has images Agree x 40
4 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

Llamaguy Thread has images 1 people are reading this thread x 1 Starred x 60
4 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/

5 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?

5 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...

5 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 ...

5 Days Ago
by GoingPostal13 Go to last post
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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

5 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

6 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
49 4,060
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

6 Days Ago
by Raidyr Go to last post
4 1,311
Politics

Commonwealth in "Secret Succession Plans"

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

6 Days Ago
by DaCommie1 Go to last post
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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...

6 Days Ago
by elixwhitetail Go to last post
40 3,653
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))

6 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Politics
6 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
25 2,285
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...

6 Days Ago
by Talishmar Go to last post
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Politics
1 Week Ago
by Aredbomb Go to last post
11 1,277
Repeat

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.

nox Starred x 138
1 Week Ago
by Mr. Someguy Go to last post
25 3,466
Politics
1 Week Ago
by Zero-Point Go to last post
5 1,077
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

1 Week Ago
by Extronic Go to last post
13 1,920
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

1 Week 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

1 Week 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:

1 Week Ago
by kpax632 Go to last post
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Humor
1 Week 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:

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

'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)...

1 Week Ago
by AlbertWesker Go to last post
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News
1 Week Ago
by Pat.Lithium Go to last post
23 2,227
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1 Week Ago
by GordonZombie Go to last post
54 2,861
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

1 Week Ago
by Teddybeer Go to last post
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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
10 1,412
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
29 2,850
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
9 1,548
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 1,281
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
8 945
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
125 6,571
Help

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
11 1,910
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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by OvB 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
48 4,685
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...

1 Week Ago
by J!NX Go to last post
9 1,124