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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Russian Intelligence, organized crime and mass shootings” – Google News: Harlem Community Rallies To Show Support For Woman Attacked Outside Liquor Store – Yahoo News


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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “crime and terror” – Google News: Juan Guzmán Tapia, judge who battled Chilean dictator, dies at 81 – The Washington Post


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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “crime and terror” – Google News: Crime Fighters: Who killed Marquan Zettlemoyer? – Yahoo News


Crime Fighters: Who killed Marquan Zettlemoyer?  Yahoo News

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: Mitch McConnell is playing games again


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Mitch McConnell is playing a new game of Block the Democrats in a 50/50 Senate. He wants to hold on to something called the “legislative filibuster” which calls for a 60-vote supermajority on most bills.

And not just keep it, but get Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to agree, promise, pinky-swear that he won’t use something ominously called “the nuclear option” to get to the 50/50 with Vice President Harris casting the tie-breaker. Mitch is essentially filibustering the rules changes to preserve the filibuster. And note, nuking the filibuster is not in the rules change right now, but Mitch’s hissy fit is preventing Committees being reordered to accommodate the Democratic majority creating a zombie-land where the floor is controlled by the Democrats and the Committees are still controlled by the Republicans.

So, should they nuke the legislative filibuster? Mitch and the Republicans make it sound like it is something we should keep to honor the long standing traditions of the Senate. Constitutionally, there are only five instances where a two-thirds majority is required: override a veto, impeachment removal, treaty ratification, expelling a member, and constitutional amendments. So, basically this is a “rule” and not a Constitutional requirement.

To make matters worse, Republicans have already nuked the filibuster rule multiple times. It is how they forced through all those conservative judges with simple majorities. Ironically, the legislative filibuster can be killed by a simple majority vote.

So, I say kill it. Kill it dead. It is the one thing that prevents the majority from getting what it wants. So, yes, we get what we want if we go nuclear option. We can sail through all kinds of legislation. Vice President Harris will be longing for her old Senate office space, she’ll be spending so much time in the Senate casting that tie-breaking vote.


   


But is there a better reason to nuke it? Yup. The legislative filibuster transfers power from the Majority to the Minority. But wait, you say, consider that the ACA would be history if not for legislative filibuster. Ahhh yes, the problem is that we’re not always the Majority. So, now we must ask, will it be worth the retribution in two or four or six years, when Democrats once again relinquish control of the Senate?


So, preserve it. Don’t kill it. We need it when we’re not in power. (Sounding a little like Mitch now.) Maybe using it as a “light switch” turning it on and off? Now you see it, now you don’t? Today, we are operating under filibuster, tomorrow not so much? I can’t answer this question. Can you?

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“Conspiracy Against US” – Google News: Wall Street Journal: Trump pressured DOJ to file case with Supreme Court to overturn election results – CNN


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“2016 Presidential Election Investigation” – Google News: Calls for Rep. Scott Perry to resign after report says he tried to overturn Georgia election – York Daily Record


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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: Just how whacked out is QAnon?


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– How far removed from reality is QAnon? It would be like if people on our side of the fence actually believed Ted Cruz was the zodiac killer instead of just joking around about it. To paraphrase Voltaire, anyone who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. No wonder the QAnon believers and Trump acolytes of the far right were so eager to storm the Capitol when the opportunity arose.

– The thing about gun addicts is they’re too obsessed with gun scenarios to be able to perceive actual threats. They think they need a gun on the House floor for protection during a pandemic, but they don’t think they need a mask on the House floor for protection during a pandemic.


   


– Megyn Kelly is never going to get back on television, and no matter how many intentionally ignorant things she says to get her name trending on social media, she’s still not going to get back on television.


– President Biden has now spoken with the leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the UK. No international incidents have occurred as a result. We’re still getting used to this thing called “competence.”

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“Next customers: Flynn and Jr.” – Google News: Ndamukong Suh’s timeline of dirty plays: Buccaneers star rekindles history with Aaron Rodgers – Sporting News


Ndamukong Suh’s timeline of dirty plays: Buccaneers star rekindles history with Aaron Rodgers  Sporting News

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