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Holy whiplash, so Huckabee went there, then pivoted to my rep.

"Sanders was asked Wednesday about a pair of religion-based issues, including allegations from conservatives that freshmen Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (Minn.) harbor anti-Semitic views.

The two representatives have drawn criticism for their support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which is critical of the Israeli government's treatment of Palestinians.

Sanders called the lawmakers' comments "outrageous," and slammed Democratic leaders for failing to promptly condemn the remarks."

First, Omar has recently flip floppped on BDS, no clue what comments so outlandish.  Supporting BDS in face of Israeli war crimes far from "anti-semetic".

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/427730-sarah-sanders-god-wanted-donald-trump-to-become-president

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I did not read the article (explained below) but the wording of the tweet is actually correct. Hitler did push what he called national socialism (fascism) to the workers in his rise to power. This is not the same as what the author of the article implies as marxist socialism (leftism incorrectly renamed as democratic socialism by convicted felon Debs) which is not what it means to be a social Democrat.

Social Democrats are the base of the Democratic Party since FDR and the philosophy of our allies since the end of WW2.

We believe in balanced capitalism funding social programs for people who need them.

We believe in universal healthcare as a right and the correct approach is multi-payer (like Israel, Germany, and Scandanavian countries have).

We believe in: ALL human rights and animal rights; environmental and social responsibilities; and equal opportunities for all in the workforce, in housing and travel, and in... show more




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Something's up...

Paul Manafort sentencing for jury convictions in Virginia canceled until further notice



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Senate panel postpones attorney general nominee William P. Barr’s confirmation vote amid Democrats’ concerns

He is bad news but unless a few Republicans defect he will get confirmed.



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Trump administration ‘rolling back women’s rights by 50 years’ by changing definitions of domestic violence and sexual assault | The Independent

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"Fortune.com reported on Jan. 11 that S&P Global Ratings estimated the shutdown had cost the economy $3.7 billion, with the cost to exceed $6 billion if the government doesn’t reopen by Jan. 25." What about the interest on unpaid debt? What about the impact to the economy? What about the long term credit damage to those late on bills and the resulting negative impact on the economy? It's going to be far greater than $3.7 billion.



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"The filings describe a curious arrangement between the head of the Super PAC and a firm it was doing work with. The Super PAC gave $19 million to this firm, and then the firm took a 6 percent commission on that money. However, half of that 6 percent commission would then be “held” for and eventually provided to the head of the Super PAC. (This last part of the deal was not in the written contract.)"

https://www.vox.com/2019/1/16/18185094/mueller-manafort-filing-trump-russia-redactions



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BREAKING: New York Legislature Approves Transgender Rights, Becomes 15th State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture - Joe.My.God.

HRC celebrated the historic passage of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) in New York as well as legislation protecting LGBTQ youth in the state from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called “conversion therapy.”

#lgbt #lgbtqia #trans #transgender #GENDA #conversiontherapy
BREAKING: New York Legislature Approves Transgender Rights, Becomes 15th State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture



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“I’ve always been fascinated by traitors. They consider themselves highly intelligent, yet fail to understand how likely they are to be caught. When they are, they become men without a home, having betrayed their countrymen and been used by an enemy. So it will be with this one.”

https://www.newsweek.com/former-cia-agent-calls-trump-traitor-who-betrayed-america-after-nyt-report-1289303



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Coast Guard families told they can have garage sales to cope with government shutdown

Employees of the U.S. Coast #Guard who are facing a long U.S. #government #shutdown just received a #suggestion: To get by without pay, consider holding a garage sale, babysitting, dog-walking or serving as a “mystery shopper.”

The suggestions were part of a five-page tip sheet published by the Coast Guard #Support Program, ... “Bankruptcy is a last option,” the document said.

source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/gdpr-consent/?destination=%2fnational-security%2f2019%2f01%2f09%2fcoast-guard-families-told-they-can-have-garage-sales-cope-with-government-shutdown%2f%3f

#usa #politics #job #money #news #fail #life #security





https://www.vox.com/2019/1/9/18175186/trump-oval-office-speech-fact-check-failures

"Blaming Trump is entirely reasonable. The shutdown began last month, when Republicans still controlled both the House and Senate, and after the Senate unanimously passed a funding bill that would’ve kept the government open but didn’t fund Trump’s wall."

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