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Anthony Kennedy announces intention to retire from SCOTUS

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Just now, Hersh said:

 

North Dakota Senator...There really should be a national debate as to why the Dakotas are two states instead of one. 

 

She is the Dem most likely to lose in the midterms. Might not be the only one, just the most likely. 

 

755,393 = population of N Dakota

39,540,000 = population of California

 

2 = number of Senators for each

 

Makes no ****ing sense at all.

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15 minutes ago, The Evil Genius said:

What if Sasse actually votes no? Will others follow?

 

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1 minute ago, visionary said:

 

 

Great contrast between her and her GOP colleagues. They don't actually give a ****. 

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8 minutes ago, Kilmer17 said:

Mitch isnt holding a vote if he doesnt already know how it will end.

 

It really is past the time to put ol turtle back in his shell. I just don't see how a confirmation vote ends well for the GOP long term, but then again the current neocon GOP has never been accused as long term visionaries.

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Seems pretty bad that they hardly interviewed anyone from Yale, didn’t talk to Kav or Ford and didn’t bother with the third allegation or supporting witnesses at all.

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Lots of reporting about how McConnell views having a conservative court for another generation is his legacy. Too bad for him he won't be writing the history books. 

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4 minutes ago, visionary said:

 

 

Seems pretty bad that they hardly interviewed anyone from Yale, didn’t talk to Kav or Ford and didn’t bother with the third allegation or supporting witnesses at all.

Because it was a background check investigation and not a criminal one.  If any of the accusers had filed police reports, the police could have gone to the FBI (in theory they could have gone in without local pd asking as well) and asked them to do a criminal investigation.

 

Nobody wanted to hear this though.

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1 minute ago, Hersh said:

Lots of reporting about how McConnell views having a conservative court for another generation is his legacy. Too bad for him he won't be writing the history books. 

 

Oh, it may very well be his legacy. 

 

And people will probably take pride pride in it. 

 

After all, there's people proud of Confederate monuments. 

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47 minutes ago, Why am I Mr. Pink? said:

 

755,393 = population of N Dakota

39,540,000 = population of California

 

2 = number of Senators for each

 

Makes no ****ing sense at all.

 

Representatives:

 

California = 53

North Dakota = 1

 

It does make sense. The point of the Senate is to keep large states from steamrolling legislation over smaller states in the House.

Edited by RansomthePasserby
Typo: California has 53 reps, not 43

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https://www.weeklystandard.com/john-mccormack/how-jeff-flakes-one-week-delay-helped-clear-brett-kavanaughs-name

 

How Jeff Flake's One-Week Delay Helped Clear Brett Kavanaugh's Name

 

When Arizona Republican senator Jeff Flake insisted on an additional one-week delay of the Kavanaugh confirmation vote in order to allow the FBI to conduct a supplemental background-check investigation into allegations of sexual assault, many Republicans feared that it would accomplish nothing other than provide time for more people to smear Kavanaugh with new false allegations.

In fact, the delay has actually helped clear Kavanaugh’s name.

FBI investigation turns up no groundbreaking information?

Shortly after 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 4, Democratic senators Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Schumer spoke to the press following a confidential briefing about the FBI's supplemental background check. While the senators were limited about what they could say, Feinstein focused first on the fact that neither Kavanaugh nor Ford, who testified publicly for hours last week, were interviewed by the FBI.

 

If the FBI investigation had turned up some groundbreaking new information, that is not the kind of thing you’d expect the Democratic senators to focus on.

The FBI interviewed all the alleged party attendees—Ford’s lifelong female friend Leland Ingham Keyser, Kavanaugh friend P.J. Smyth, and alleged accomplice Mark Judge. Keyser had previously said she recalls no party at which Kavanaugh was present and does not know Kavanaugh. Schumer and Feinstein gave no indication Keyser has changed her story.

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Yay Murdoch owned conservative think tank written articles!

 

Speaking of opinion pieces..I wonder if more will see and read this one.

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Kilmer17 said:

Because it was a background check investigation and not a criminal one.  If any of the accusers had filed police reports, the police could have gone to the FBI (in theory they could have gone in without local pd asking as well) and asked them to do a criminal investigation.

 

Nobody wanted to hear this though.

They could have done more if they had been asked to.  But I didn’t expect much to come from this.  

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29 minutes ago, The Evil Genius said:

 

It really is past the time to put ol turtle back in his shell. I just don't see how a confirmation vote ends well for the GOP long term, but then again the current neocon GOP has never been accused as long term visionaries.

  

 

People forget and gop is probably resigned to loosing the majority this November. Plus, as Trump said, he could kill someone and MAGA would still dutifully vote for him.

 

 

Unless your longer term involves eternity...

 

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They'll likely keep the Senate although I wouldn't dismiss the anger that shoving this douchebag down our throats will incur. I suspect the GOP House is toast though.

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Flake may very well take a scorched earth approach.  But not if he's serious about challenging Trump for the GOP nomination in 2020

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2 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

Flake is a yes. Counting on Flake to have integrity is like counting on TWA to have a point. 

Damn...... Cold blooded

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I really wish some of these articles were more careful with how they are worded.  When the headline is "FBI ignored" or "FBI didn't"  it needs to be stated with some kind of verification (or at the least some kind of attempt verification) that the FBI was being handcuffed or at least being told what they could/couldn't ask about and who they were allowed to interview.

 

I don't like the way it is being painted as if this is the FBI's fault for "not turning up something" when the obvious conclusion is that this investigation, if you can call it that, was planned from the start to not turn up anything.

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9 minutes ago, Kilmer17 said:

Flake may very well take a scorched earth approach.  But not if he's serious about challenging Trump for the GOP nomination in 2020

 

Is this a thing?  Flake is gonna try to primary Trump? :rofl89:

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