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Posted: Apr 21, 2018 - 6:10pm

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Senators worry Koch brothers have too much influence in Trump administration

A group of Democratic senators is asking the administration to explain its ties to Charles and David Koch after the conservative, wealthy brothers bragged to donors that they were responsible for some of President Donald Trump’s policies his first year in office.

The senators sent a letter asking for information this week following the distribution of a report to the Seminar Network, a group of donors that fund Koch brothers political and policy efforts, that takes credit for more than a dozen new policies, including replacing the Clean Power Plan, which cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, revoking monument designations, streamlining permits for infrastructure projects, repealing limits on short-term health insurance plans; and implementing tax cuts.

“Americans have a right to know if special interests are unduly influencing public policy decisions that have profound implications for public health, the environment, and the economy,” the senators write in their letters obtained by McClatchy.

The letters launch a larger effort by Democratic lawmakers to reveal the extent of the Koch brothers’ influence in the Trump administration. (...)

The senators asked for emails, memos, meeting notes, correspondence and calendar items between federal employees and any employee, member or representative of Koch Industries or any of its subsidiaries or Koch-related groups, the Seminar Network, Americans for Prosperity, Americans for Prosperity Foundation, Freedom Partners, Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, Freedom Partners Action Fund, Concerned Veterans for America, the LIBRE Initiative, Generation Opportunity, i360, Mercatus Center, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Americans for Tax Reform, the Heritage Foundation and National Federation of Independent Business. It asks for the information by May 15.

In addition to Whitehouse, five other senators signed the letter: Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey, both of Massachusetts, Tom Udall of New Mexico, Ron Wyden of Oregon and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada.


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Posted: Apr 19, 2018 - 3:41pm

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What, they're having caucus meetings in your driveway?

Not a crowded place as metaphors go.

 
Most farms in our town growing up had fairly crowded driveways, between the road vehicles and farm vehicles. Guess Montana farmers are wealthy enough (or fastidious enough) to spring for a separate vehicle barn.{#Wink}
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Posted: Apr 19, 2018 - 1:18pm

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What, they're having caucus meetings in your driveway?

Not a crowded place as metaphors go.
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Posted: Apr 19, 2018 - 1:04pm

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I'd celebrate their mutual train wrecks but they're having them in crowded places.

 
What, they're having caucus meetings in your driveway?
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Posted: Apr 19, 2018 - 7:33am

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The GOP cannot abide a politician who puts principle above party. It's actually been part of their success for the past couple decades. When the GOP started demanded strict disciple in the ranks, they were able to focus their message. And boil it down to bumper-sticker talking points, the better to fleece the sheeple with.

Dems are (in)famously fractured and unfocused.

"I am not a member of an organized political party. I am a Democrat." Will Rogers
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Yea cause the Democratic party is well known for putting principle above party, he says with a barely contained straight face. And no I am not defending the Republican party, totally agree with you in regards to them, but painting Democrats as merely fractured and unfocused is doing them quite the injustice. ;-)

 
To be fair, they are fractured enough that there was an outside chance they would have nominated someone outside their party because his principles aligned with the most radical in the party last cycle.   But generally yeah, I don't expect an allegiance to the rules if they take power back in November. It will be interesting to watch the flip flopping if they take the Senate, and then Kenedy retires - I'm sure it will suddenly be too close to the election to let the sitting president nominate someone for the Dems, and it will be a complete disaster for the nation of he can't for the republicans.
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Posted: Apr 19, 2018 - 7:32am

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The GOP cannot abide a politician who puts principle above party. It's actually been part of their success for the past couple decades. When the GOP started demanded strict disciple in the ranks, they were able to focus their message. And boil it down to bumper-sticker talking points, the better to fleece the sheeple with.

Dems are (in)famously fractured and unfocused.

"I am not a member of an organized political party. I am a Democrat." Will Rogers
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Yea cause the Democratic party is well known for putting principle above party, he says with a barely contained straight face. And no I am not defending the Republican party, totally agree with you in regards to them, but painting Democrats as merely fractured and unfocused is doing them quite the injustice. ;-) 

Ron Wydan, meet Rand Paul.

Jared Polis, meet Thomas Massie and Justin Amash.

There are people with consciences in both incumbent parties willing to get cross-wise with their leadership. Historically the Republicans take power then execute a purge (note all the retirements this term); the Democrats traditionally get back into the majority and then devolve into factionalism.

At the national level both parties are in disarray. The Republicans have done a better job of co-opting their dissidents; in fact they've taken over in large part and demonstrated how incompetent they are at governing. The Democratic machinery has the doddering old guard stubbornly clinging to the levers off a machine that increasingly refuses to answer to the controls.

I'd celebrate their mutual train wrecks but they're having them in crowded places.
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Posted: Apr 19, 2018 - 7:12am

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The GOP cannot abide a politician who puts principle above party. It's actually been part of their success for the past couple decades. When the GOP started demanded strict disciple in the ranks, they were able to focus their message. And boil it down to bumper-sticker talking points, the better to fleece the sheeple with.

Dems are (in)famously fractured and unfocused.

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Yea cause the Democratic party is well known for putting principle above party, he says with a barely contained straight face. And no I am not defending the Republican party, totally agree with you in regards to them, but painting Democrats as merely fractured and unfocused is doing them quite the injustice. ;-)
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Posted: Apr 19, 2018 - 6:51am

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it seems as if both of the parties (and their die-hard hacks) ruling the roost are again choosing/putting party politics over principle

walter jones, who as far as i can tell, is a principled person, he's largely pro-peace/anti-war, is being challenged by a politically programmed drone

for blatantly obvious reasons, i'd argue that war is the worst government program ever

that said, if you're able, please consider him when making a choice

(i've posted some articles about him over the years, in the anti-war thread i think or just search and you'll find the good stuff)

THE GOP IS TRYING TO BRING DOWN THIS ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN. CAN HE SURVIVE THE TRUMP ERA? 


His district (which I cannot vote in) is staunchly Republican, especially thanks to the elaborate gerrymandering carried out by the GOP in NC.  Clearly, the GOP there doesn't want him hanging around anymore.

 
The GOP cannot abide a politician who puts principle above party. It's actually been part of their success for the past couple decades. When the GOP started demanded strict disciple in the ranks, they were able to focus their message. And boil it down to bumper-sticker talking points, the better to fleece the sheeple with.

Dems are (in)famously fractured and unfocused.

"I am not a member of an organized political party. I am a Democrat." Will Rogers
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Posted: Apr 19, 2018 - 6:46am

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it seems as if both of the parties (and their die-hard hacks) ruling the roost are again choosing/putting party politics over principle

walter jones, who as far as i can tell, is a principled person, he's largely pro-peace/anti-war, is being challenged by a politically programmed drone

for blatantly obvious reasons, i'd argue that war is the worst government program ever
 
Au contraire, mon frere. War has made some people very, very rich. Sure, war has killed many millions more, but hey, if you wanna make an omelet...

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Posted: Apr 19, 2018 - 6:33am

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it seems as if both of the parties (and their die-hard hacks) ruling the roost are again choosing/putting party politics over principle

walter jones, who as far as i can tell, is a principled person, he's largely pro-peace/anti-war, is being challenged by a politically programmed drone

for blatantly obvious reasons, i'd argue that war is the worst government program ever

that said, if you're able, please consider him when making a choice

(i've posted some articles about him over the years, in the anti-war thread i think or just search and you'll find the good stuff)

THE GOP IS TRYING TO BRING DOWN THIS ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN. CAN HE SURVIVE THE TRUMP ERA? 


His district (which I cannot vote in) is staunchly Republican, especially thanks to the elaborate gerrymandering carried out by the GOP in NC.  Clearly, the GOP there doesn't want him hanging around anymore.
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it seems as if both of the parties (and their die-hard hacks) ruling the roost are again choosing/putting party politics over principle

walter jones, who as far as i can tell, is a principled person, he's largely pro-peace/anti-war, is being challenged by a politically programmed drone

for blatantly obvious reasons, i'd argue that war is the worst government program ever

that said, if you're able, please consider him when making a choice

(i've posted some articles about him over the years, in the anti-war thread i think or just search and you'll find the good stuff)

THE GOP IS TRYING TO BRING DOWN THIS ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN. CAN HE SURVIVE THE TRUMP ERA?

AS THE 2018 midterm election cycle ramps up, Republican operatives are busy strategizing about how to protect incumbent GOP lawmakers. In one case, though, Republicans are working to overthrow one of its incumbents: Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina.

Jones, who is in his 11th term in office, cuts an unlikely figure in Washington, D.C. He has fought for a higher minimum wage, tougher regulations on Wall Street, and stronger limits on big money in politics. He has called for restrictions on government surveillance, sharply criticized the leadership of his party for being too cozy with K Street lobbyists and corporate interests, and waged a one-man battle to rein in United States-backed wars raging throughout the Middle East. Though once a strong supporter of the Iraq War, Jones changed his tune as the disastrous war unfolded: “Lyndon Johnson’s probably rotting in hell right now because of the Vietnam War, and he probably needs to move over for Dick Cheney,” he once quipped.

These sorts of strident positions have put him at odds with Republican-aligned special interest groups and the GOP establishment over the years, with party leadership at one point revoking a plum committee assignment, and also dispatching a parade of Washington insiders to undermine him in his Republican primary. Jones has beaten back every attempt in the past, but faces a spirited challenge again this year.


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Posted: Mar 27, 2018 - 4:16pm

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Good. Waste the energy and resources to what end? His, one hopes.
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Posted: Mar 27, 2018 - 3:53pm

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I bet he's a flat-earther, too.
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Posted: Mar 27, 2018 - 3:38pm

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Posted: Mar 24, 2018 - 1:34pm

In 2018, American politics entered a new phase when the sole Republican candidate for Illinois’s Third Congressional District seat in the state’s 20 March primary election turned out to be a former American Nazi Party leader, white supremacist, and outspoken Holocaust denier named Arthur Jones.

Running unopposed, Jones won the Republican nomination. More than 20,000 people voted for him, according to preliminary poll results.

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Posted: Mar 8, 2018 - 10:47am

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Huh I always thought his name was Ted Douche. badum bump
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Posted: Mar 8, 2018 - 10:22am

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Texas.
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Posted: Mar 8, 2018 - 10:18am

Ted Cruz (whose real name is Rafael) released a new radio ad criticizing his Democratic opponent, Robert "Beto" O'Rourke, for not using his real name.
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Posted: Jan 11, 2018 - 10:00am

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I thought it was a reference to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which I just realized co-starred Benicio. Hmm. 

 
sorry i'm a little dull (i blame lack of mental bandwidth)

however, i can and do fear and loathe everywhere

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Posted: Jan 11, 2018 - 9:51am

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srsly i'm glad i caught the flying of the bats

it was on my bucket list

 
I thought it was a reference to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which I just realized co-starred Benicio. Hmm. 
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