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!Progressive Refuge
In giving Trump the all-clear on obstruction charges, Barr appears not to have considered whether Trump obstructed the actual crime in question. He instead considered whether the president obstructed a different crime. This is the legal sleight of hand that has allowed Barr to proclaim that Trump will not be charged.

The Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee now has abundant reason to get all the underlying materials from the Mueller inquiry, because the attorney general just cleared the president of something he agreed constituted a crime just a few months ago.

https://newrepublic.com/article/153384/yes-trump-obstructed-justice-william-barr-helping-cover-up

#USPolitics #politics

Steve From TO doesn't like this.



 
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'We support it': NAACP endorses LGBTQ Equality Act

The organization’s support came into question earlier this week after Gregory T. Angelo, the former president of gay conservative group Log Cabin Republicans, implied the NAACP was not behind the bill. In an opinion piece titled "Don't Fall for the 'Equality Act,'" Angelo stated that "African American legacy civil rights groups are absent" from an "exhaustive list" of organizations supporting the Equality Act. He specifically cited the NAACP.

#lgbt #lgbtqia #EqualityAct #NAACP



 
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#VoteTrueDemocrat

Hate groups have come unhinged over the Equality Act. You won’t believe what they’re saying. / LGBTQ Nation

Democrats have introduced the Equality Act, aiming to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the classes protected against discrimination by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — and hate groups want you to be scared.

#lgbt #lgbtqia #EqualityAct #Bigotry



 
!Progressive Refuge

MORE #CHILDREN WERE SHOT DEAD IN 2017 THAN ON-DUTY #POLICE OFFICERS AND ACTIVE DUTY #MILITARY, #STUDY SAYS


source: https://www.newsweek.com/kids-and-guns-alarming-rise-firearm-deaths-among-american-children-1370866
The #research is the latest in a string of studies to shed light on how children are victims of gun #violence in the U.S. Last year, a study revealed firearms are the second biggest cause of #death among young people after car crashes, with as many as eight children being killed by guns each day in the U.S.

#kill #guns #usa #news #danger #statistics #kids #youth #health #teenager #security #problem



 
"Trump boasted about giving money to politicians so they would do whatever he wanted. “When they call, I give. And you know what, when I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them. They are there for me.” In other words, it’s perfectly OK for business leaders to pay off politicians, regardless of the effect on our democracy.

Trump sent another message by refusing to reveal his tax returns during the campaign or even when he took office, or to put his businesses into a blind trust to avoid conflicts of interest, and by his overt willingness to make money off his presidency by having foreign diplomats stay at his Washington hotel, and promoting his various golf clubs."

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/24/robert-mueller-report-donald-trump

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Yes, that's important perspective. A lot of people are all like "Oh, wailey wailey, Mueller didn't save us all from the Bad Man!" Except, the age old morality tale of Superman, Jesus - and ironically Trump - is that humans need to pull their shit together and work to save themselves, instead of sitting around waiting for a hero to save them.

Mueller's team charged 33 people by name, plus numerous others by implication. That's HUGE.
https://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Here-s-who-has-been-charged-so-far-in-Mueller-s-12398626.php

PLUS, the SDNY team ain't finished yet. PLUS, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives has only just begun to undo the last two years of GOP obstruction of investigations.

Mueller and his team ARE heroes.

Yes, that's important perspective. A lot of people are all like "Oh, wailey wailey, Mueller didn't save us all from the Bad Man!" Except, the age old morality tale of Superman, Jesus - and ironically Trump - is that humans need to pull their shit together and work to save themselves, instead of sitting around waiting for a hero to save them.

Mueller's team charged 33 people by name, plus numerous others by implication. That's HUGE.
https://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Here-s-who-has-been-charged-so-far-in-Mueller-s-12398626.php

PLUS, the SDNY team ain't finished yet. PLUS, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives has only just begun to undo the last two years of GOP obstruction of investigations.

Mueller and his team ARE heroes.



 
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White House concedes Trump's economic promises come with fine print


Trump said the Republican tax breaks would create strong economic growth for many years. Now, the White House is quietly adding some fine print to the promise.
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/white-house-concedes-trumps-economic-promises-come-fine-print

Fine print like "Fuck you if you ain't rich"?

Like he knows anything about 'the economy'! The only thing he knows about making money is to borrow $$ from the Russian businessmen, build a hotel, file for bankruptcy and not pay the contractors.



 
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copy pasted from NYT article (click thru for more detailed information):

The Mueller Report Is Highly Anticipated.
Here’s What We Already Know
By LARRY BUCHANAN and KAREN YOURISH MARCH 20, 2019

After more than two years of criminal indictments and steady revelations about contacts between associates of Donald J. Trump and Russia, we already know a lot about the work done by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Here are the main findings and lines of inquiry and the people involved in each.

The investigation has revealed a range of events
related to Russian interference and the 2016 election.

Russian Hacking and WikiLeaks
As part of a complex effort to sabotage the campaign of Hillary Clinton, Donald J. Trump’s 2016 rival, Russia’s top military intelligence service hacked the computer networks of Democratic organizati... show more



 

Ah, the GOP, and their "fuck you if you think you should be allowed to exercise your right to vote!"

and they are saying the same to all those who voted to support every vote counts!



 
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Steve King does himself no favors with civil war speculation


It's a problem when a sitting federal lawmaker publicly speculates about a violent confrontation pitting half the United States against the other.
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/steve-king-does-himself-no-favors-civil-war-speculation



 
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Fundraising cranks up as Democratic primary campaigns get in gear


Rachel Maddow looks at impressive early fundraising totals for several Democratic presidential candidates, and notes that, taken together, a lot of money...
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/fundraising-cranks-up-as-democratic-primary-campaigns-get-in-gear-1460667459792



 
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Investigations multiply as Trump scandals spiral wider


Rachel Maddow looks at how investigations into Donald Trump business practices and ties to Russia have spun out new investigations of people and...
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/investigations-multiply-as-trump-scandals-spiral-wider-1460667459507



 
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Despite defaults, Deutsche Bank kept loaning to Trump: NYT


David Enrich, finance editor for the New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about his extensive reporting on the relationship between Donald Trump and...
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/despite-defaults-deutsche-bank-kept-loaning-to-trump-nyt-1460668995687



 
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White House chief of staff conveniently overlooks Trump's Muslim ban


Asked about Trump's Islamophobia, his chief of staff said we should look past his words and focus on his actions. Does that include Trump's Muslim ban?
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/white-house-chief-staff-conveniently-overlooks-trumps-muslim-ban





 

How to Celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 86th Birthday (Today, March 15!) - with Exercise!


https://www.westport-news.com/entertainment/article/Hold-the-cake-Fans-honor-Ginsburg-s-birthday-13692788.php

Article by Jessica Gresko ... show more



 
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House unanimously passes measure calling for Mueller report's release


If Robert Mueller prepares a report on his findings, would it be released to the public? Evidently, the Democratic-led House has an opinion on the matter.
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/house-unanimously-passes-measure-calling-mueller-reports-release




 
!Progressive Refuge

Bloody stupid this HAS to keep being re-introduced. Bloody offensive to a truly civilized society that it has not passed already.

Oh, wait, the United States is - by design - NOT a civilized society. Civilized societies are harder to exploit for the benefit of the few and "special."