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polarbear4

This looks like a good, short thread on impeachment.

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polarbear4

She often looks uncomfortable.

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Have not watched, yet.

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This could prove to be very interesting!🤔

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-22/judge-rejects-trump-effort-to-block-deutsche-bank-subpoena?srnd=politics-vp

A federal judge in New York rejected President Donald Trump’s request to keep his banks from producing financial records to lawmakers, handing House Democrats a second convincing courtroom win this week in their efforts to delve into the president’s finances.

U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos, ruling from the bench on Wednesday, denied Trump’s request for a preliminary injunction, saying that while the president, his family and his business would suffer irreparable harm from disclosure of the records, they were “unlikely to succeed on the merits” with their argument that the congressional subpoenas are improper.

The decision comes two days after U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington ruled that Congress has the authority to demand records from Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA LLP.

The speed and decisiveness of the rulings, by two different judges, signals that Trump may have difficulty blocking Congressional subpoenas — at least in the lower federal courts. Trump is appealing the Washington ruling and both sides have asked for a quick hearing. Trump is also likely to appeal Wednesday’s decision.

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jcitybone

Yes with Biden the age does seem to be a concern. I shudder to think about a Trump/Biden general election

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Can’t say that I am surprised. It might even be a qualification.

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Ugh

https://newrepublic.com/article/153778/cory-booker-foot-soldier-betsy-devos

Cory Booker had expected 10,000 people to turn out for the rally in downtown Newark that launched his presidential campaign, but on April 13, against a huge American flag draped across a building high above Military Park, he looked out on just 4,100 supporters. The turnout wasn’t the only thing that felt light that day. In his speech, Booker stuck to what has become standard Democratic stump fare as teacher unrest convulses districts throughout the country: Teachers are underpaid, schools are underfunded, unions are essential. He made scant mention of his signature issue as mayor of Newark, namely his controversial overhaul of its public school system and messy battles with the city’s unionized teaching force. 


For a candidate who’s been among the most energetic and best-known advocates for education reform over the past two decades, the omission was striking—but there’s a still more compromising entry on Booker’s CV that’s even more out of step with the pro-union sentiments of today’s Democratic Party: an early ideological partnership with Trump Education Secretary and diehard proponent of school choice Betsy DeVos. Booker was a young Newark city councilor when Dick and Betsy DeVos brought him to Michigan to play pitchman for Proposal 1, a 2000 ballot question that would have made private school vouchers a right enshrined in the state constitution and competency testing mandatory for Michigan’s teachers. The DeVoses had already donated millions of their Amway fortune to the campaign to pass the measure, and when it came time to hold a debate on the issue in their hometown of Grand Rapids, not just any champion of school choice would do. “We wanted someone who wasn’t from the suburbs,” Dick DeVos told a local reporter.


That Booker, the son of two IBM execs, had grown up in the tony community of Harrington Park, New Jersey, didn’t seem to matter. He was dispatched to the aptly named Wealthy Theater in Grand Rapids to speak for the initiative. Officially, he was there at the behest of the Acton Institute, a local conservative think tank that combines classical liberalism with the prosperity gospel (Betsy DeVos served on its board). To argue against the initiative, the ACLU of Michigan had sent its legislative director, Wendy Wagenheim, who warned that school vouchers would decimate the state’s urban districts, though Booker wouldn’t be around to see the damage: “I’m not flying out to New Jersey when this is over, as he is,” Wagenheim pointed out. “I will be here after this decision is made.” Booker parried with arguments that would soon become standard conservative talking points: Voucher opponents, he said, always prophesied doom and gloom as they sought to defend a system that was failing many children. The money doesn’t belong to the system, but to parents.


WindDancer13

Biden 2006: the original Trump

I really wish this video was clearer both the visual and audio. I might pair this one with his speech in Congress that called criminals and by implication Blacks as predators, predating HRC’s super predators.

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Because it is midnight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N9sfwmM9-Y

It does not seem to want to post correctly, so please click.

jcitybone

Thanks. Nice pre retiring for the night wind down.

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