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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: Killing the filibuster


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On Monday night Mitch McConnell caved, ceding his ability to have any say going forward on whether the filibuster lives or dies. He’s even putting it in writing, meaning he can’t just magically take it back. This means it’s solely up to Senate Democrats to decide what to do about the filibuster.

There are a couple Senate Democrats from moderate-to-conservative states who would very much like to not have to completely eliminate the filibuster, because they don’t want it used against them by their Republican opponent when they seek reelection. So they’d rather just chip away at the filibuster as they go. Any time a Republican Senator threatens to filibuster a certain piece of legislation, Senate Democrats can just make that specific kind of legislation exempt from the filibuster. The Democrats can also use reconciliation to pass just about anything with 50 votes.

The filibuster should be eliminated. As Pennsylvania State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta pointed out, the filibuster “has been used repeatedly to block civil rights legislation.” We can’t allow someone as deranged as Ted Cruz, for instance, to single handedly subvert the will of the people by overruling the majority of the Senators.


   


But in the short term, the fate of the filibuster won’t dictate much about whether Senate Democrats can pass legislation. You know I spent four years saying pardons weren’t a magic wand for Trump, and then they turned out not to be a magic wand for him? Killing the filibuster isn’t a magic wand for Senate Democrats either. Continually threatening to kill it can be 100% as effective as killing it.


We’ll see where this goes, but let’s not do the fatalistic “all hope is lost” thing if the filibuster doesn’t immediately die. If Senate Democrats have indeed maneuvered their way into a position where the Republicans are afraid to use the filibuster, then the Democrats will get everything they want. And if the Republicans do try to use the filibuster, the Democrats can go more nuclear as they go. The filibuster should die. But our success in the Senate won’t be about whether we kill the filibuster. It’ll be about whether our legislation gets passed into law.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: My Pillow guy Mike Lindell just got permanently banned from Twitter


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By permanently banning everyone from Donald Trump to Michael Flynn to Sidney Powell, Twitter has set a clear precedent that spreading election lies with the aim of inciting insurrection is an automatic disqualifier. Now Twitter has permanently banned yet another insurrectionist, My Pillow guy Mike Lindell.


   


Mike Lindell’s @realmikelindell account has been taken down and replaced with an error message that says “Account suspended Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter Rules.” To be clear, this message only displays when someone has been permanently suspendeded; this isn’t a mere timeout.


Notably, Lindell’s company still has its @MyPillowUSA account, which is generally used for selling pillows, not political commentary. But if Lindell tries to hijack that account and keep tweeting, as Trump tried to do with the @POTUS account, we suspect he’ll lose the My Pillow account as well. Maybe it wasn’t a good idea for Lindell to walk into the Oval Office holding a piece of paper that appeared to say “martial law” on it.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: Tom Cotton caught lying again


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Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who was recently caught lying about being an Army Ranger, has also been lying about President Biden’s immigration policy.

“He’s unveiling his draft immigration bill this week, and it’s what you’d expect from the party of open borders: Total amnesty, no regard for the health or security of Americans, and zero enforcement,” Cotton said in a recent xenophobic tweet.


   


OK, Sen. Cotton. Let’s take a look at some of the bill’s provisions. A fact sheet published by President Biden’s office says the proposed legislation:

• Allows undocumented individuals to apply for temporary legal status, with the ability to apply for green cards after five years if they pass criminal and national security background checks and pay their taxes.

• Reforms the family-based immigration system by clearing backlogs, recapturing unused visas, eliminating lengthy wait times and increasing per-country visa caps.
Eliminates provisions that keep families apart.

• Further supports families by more explicitly including permanent partnerships and eliminating discrimination facing LGBTQ+ families.

• Provides protections for orphans, widows, children and Filipino veterans who fought alongside the U.S. in World War II.

• Allows immigrants with approved family-sponsorship petitions to join family in the U.S. on a temporary basis while they wait for green cards to become available.

• Supplements existing border resources with technology and infrastructure and cracks down on criminal organizations.​

• Enhances the ability to prosecute individuals involved in smuggling and trafficking networks who are responsible for the exploitation of migrants.

• Expands investigations, intelligence collection and analysis to increase sanctions against foreign narcotics traffickers, their organizations and networks.

• Expands transnational anti-gang task forces in Central America.

• Addresses the root causes of immigration.


What the bill doesn’t include are cruel, inhumane measures to rip young children from their parents and put them in cages without any hope of ever being reunited.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Donald Trump | The Guardian: Trump campaign distances itself from new ‘Patriot party’


Trump team rejects claims by new party’s founder that they are holding joint fundraising activities

Donald Trump’s campaign has sought to distance himself from efforts to create a “Patriot party”, an idea the former president has reportedly toyed with since his election defeat.

On Monday, the former president’s campaign committee, Donald J Trump for President (DJTFP), disavowed claims by a new political action committee (PAC) called the Patriot party, that the two were part of a joint fundraising campaign.

Related: Trump plots revenge as Democrats push on with second impeachment trial

Related: Will Trump start his own political party? | Lloyd Green

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