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Trump Thinks His Approval Rating Would Be 75 Percent, Were It Not for Mueller’s Perfidy

Trump Thinks His Approval Rating Would Be 75 Percent, Were It Not for Mueller’s Perfidy

Lol, I tried to imagine Trump saying "perfidy" and couldn't.

Weirdly, it is very possible his rating would b e lower w/out the Mueller investigation--the base is irritated by the investigation and thinks people should leave Donald alone.

I'm shocked he didn't say 100% to be honest.

His approval rating has never been above 45%, even before the Mueller investigation it topped off at 45%... the day he took office.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/203207/trump-job-approval-weekly.aspx

Nancy Pelosi On North Carolina Election Fraud: We Can Refuse To Seat That Congressman

Nancy Pelosi On North Carolina Election Fraud: We Can Refuse To Seat That Congressman

Oh shit! Keep playing hardball and I'll shut the fuck up about bipartisanship.

Its saddens me that this isn't automatically the consequence or election fraud.

We all know the Republicans will whine bitterly about 'bipartisanship' if Pelosi makes good her threat. The best response is to laugh in their faces, then tell the Republicans to go piss up a rope. After years of their 'never comprise, demand capitulation' policy, it's the only response they deserve.

Edit: bad spelling.

Do it. This is the kind of leadership we need. If they approve the Congressman, refuse to seat him or at least refuse to give him any role in committees. She sounds a little indecisive in this article but I hope she really considers this. I'll be really happy if she does, but on the other hand very unhappy if Dems don't do anything.

Why My Friend Scott Walker Should Not Sign the Lame-Duck Legislation

Why My Friend Scott Walker Should Not Sign the Lame-Duck Legislation

I call bullshit on Scott Walker having any friends.

Hoping for a high level republican politician to do the right thing is an exercise in futility.

Came here to say this.

Walker has an opportunity here to redeem his reputation.

Uh that ship sailed a while ago and Walker knows it. He also knows the media cycle is 4 days at this point so in a few short months he can begin the talkshow circuit unironicly clutching his pearls at the state of modern politics.

Look forward to years of his punditry. The GOP has a well oiled machine to reward these guys after office.

Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Must Go

Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Must Go
Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Must Go

Is there anyone in trump cabinet actually not tied into a scandal?

The question should be, “Is it a prerequisite to be linked to a scandal to be in trump’s cabinet l?

It's been know that he got an extremely good deal for a man who ran an underage prostitution ring. He got the job very recently after this happened. Why do the details of the deal make any difference? This should have been a story years ago. This country isn't learning anything during this presidency.

Not only let go, but disbarred. Prosecutorial malfeasance.

The buying of a president

The buying of a president

Ho boy.

Trump once cashed a check for 13 cents. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/08/trump-files-spy-magazine-prank/

It amazes me how cheaply these people sell out.

Results in the bowing of a president to foreign authoritarian interests

Republican Efforts to End Democracy

Republican Efforts to End Democracy

Republican power is increasingly synonymous with white power. The party’s nationalist tendencies are increasingly synonymous with white nationalism.

This group will not willingly cede its power just because demographics predict its downfall and current circumstances demonstrate its weaknesses.

If the Republican Party can’t maintain power in the democracy we have, it will destroy that democracy so that its power can be entrenched by limiting the impact of the vote.

He provides plenty of examples. Our democracy is collapsing, and it's 100% due to Republicans being both sore losers and sore winners.

My question is, when does physically overpowering these politicians and forcing them to resign become a viable option?

If the 4 boxes of liberty are telling, the people will think that soap box, ballot box and the jury box have all failed first before resorting to the ammo box.

Say it with me dems - nationwide automatic voter registration.

From selling a Saudi billionaire his 282-foot yacht to sword-dancing on his first international trip as president, Trump's ties with Saudi Arabia run deep

From selling a Saudi billionaire his 282-foot yacht to sword-dancing on his first international t...

My first thought at that title is, oh Trump's backers are all Oil Gangsters: Russia, Saudi Arabia, TheTeaParty led faction of the U.S. Oil Tribe, (they are lying when they claim they don't like Trump, they don't care Pence is there taking care of business) and TeaPartyHannity at Fox voice feeds Trump his tea party twitter posts.

Trump would not be president without the very strong tea party Republican directed voter suppression.

The article has a great list of business transactions Trump has conducted with Saudi Arabia, going back to the early '90's.

Donald is like a school girl with the Saudi's. People who actually have money.

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 79%. (I'm a bot)

Associated Press After he was elected, Trump's company, the Trump Organization, announced that it had shut down those companies.

CBS. Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Between October 2016 and March 2017, MSL Group Americas, a lobbying group working for the Saudi government, spent $270,000 at Trump International Hotel in DC for lodging, catering and parking.

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead In May 2017, Trump simultaneously touched an odd glowing orb with Saudi King Salman and Egypt's President Sisi, which reportedly symbolized their intentions to combat exremism.

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Shutdown looms as Nancy Pelosi rejects Trump's demand for border wall

Shutdown looms as Nancy Pelosi rejects Trump's demand for border wall

No wall! The people spoke in the midterms and the Republicans received 9 million fewer votes than the Democrats. Building a wall is a 20th century approach, outdated, expensive, and ineffective.

Trump can have his wall right after he gets 100% of the money from Mexico.

20th century approach

More like 14th Century

The wall is a waste of money and folks can still get over it.

Wall Street's 'fear index' surges to 9-month high as Dow drops nearly 800 points

Wall Street's 'fear index' surges to 9-month high as Dow drops nearly 800 points
Wall Street's 'fear index' surges to 9-month high as Dow drops nearly 800 points

"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money."

Cree Indian proverb

When rich people set stupid rules to ensure: they get richer, and poor get poorer, and structure for measuring such values is too complex and deceitful to reflect a healthy society, then you get eventual collapse.

And when everything crashes, they'll still have more wheelbarrows full of useless green paper, and be first in line for buying up stock to "help out" the economy, making them own even more of the system.

What are you afraid of, Wall Street?

You’ve been cheering for this bullshit since 2015!

You’re getting exactly what you wanted and exactly what you paid for!

They arent afraid of what they designed. The gains are privatized and the losses are socialized.

After the economic crisis of 2008, who benefitted the most? Banks, the very same people that rated junk mortgage packages AAA and propagated subprime loans.

The last few years have been the most profitable ever for banks as they consolidated, monopolized and succeeded in rolling back regulation put in place after 2008. When the next crisis happens, guess who won't get fucked? Banks. Guess who will, us.

A new Democratic bill would block lawmakers from buying and selling individual stocks while in office

A new Democratic bill would block lawmakers from buying and selling individual stocks while in office
A new Democratic bill would block lawmakers from buying and selling individual stocks while in of...

This should pass! It’ll never pass...

Make it so that lawmakers can only invest in the same index funds as Federal workers and US military members do via Thrift Savings Plan.

I'd rather just have full transparency in the same vein as insiders of a company.

All stocks you currently own become public record. You can see what is owned, bought, or sold as a matter of public record.

make them use the same health plans everyone else has to as well.

This class separation shit really needs to stop.

Try one of these subthreads