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March 7, 2021

Senator Schumer is amazing- He let GOP leave hearing and then cut off debate on Garland

That asshole Tom Cotton had a hold on Garland's nomination. After an all night session on the COVID recovery act, the GOP left the Senate which allowed to Schumer to pass to pass a couple of resolutions cutting off debate on Merrick Garland.
https://twitter.com/notcapnamerica/status/1368388633493929984

March 7, 2021

Princeton debate society strips Ted Cruz of prestigious honor

I am amused that Carnival Cruz was a Lincoln Douglas debater and was too stupid to do cross-x debate. I am glad that this debate club took the appropriate action
https://twitter.com/lesleyabravanel/status/1368286086963822607

America's oldest collegiate debate society has voted to strip Sen. Ted Cruz of its highest honor, according to The Daily Princetonian.

Princeton University's American Whig-Cliosphic Society passed a motion to rescind the James Madison Award for Distinguish Public Service awarded to Cruz in 2016, the newspaper reported.

Members of the society proposed the motion because unhappy at Cruz's support of baseless voter fraud claims in the 2020 election and the January 6 Capitol attack.

The award — introduced in 1960 — is bestowed upon individuals who have "taken up the arduous but righteous cause of dedicating their life to the betterment of society," according to the society's website.

March 3, 2021

House Oversight Committee subpoenas Trump's accounting firm Mazars again

This will be fun to watch
https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/1366980256553394180

The House Oversight Committee has issued a new subpoena to accounting firm Mazars USA for a wide swath of records related to former President Donald Trump, which would likely include the ex-President's tax returns.

Though Trump recently lost his case to hold off a prosecutor in New York from obtaining the Mazars records for a criminal probe, the US House is still fighting for access.

The renewed subpoena went out last Thursday, according to a new court filing on Tuesday, but the return date is on hold as a federal court in Washington continues to review the separation of powers standoff.
Prosecutors with the Manhattan district attorney obtained tax records last week that Trump had tried to keep secret for years, just hours after the US Supreme Court denied Trump's last-ditch effort to keep them private, a spokesperson for the district attorney said.

The millions of pages of documents, sources say, contain Trump's tax returns spanning from January 2011 to August 2019, as well as financial statements, engagement agreements, documents relating to the preparation and review of tax returns, and work papers and communications related to the tax returns. The documents handed off from Trump's longtime accounting firm Mazars won't be released to the public because they're subject to grand jury secrecy rules, unless prosecutors were to make details public through criminal proceedings. Trump and others in his organization have not faced charges from the New York district attorney.
But the secrecy rules around the House, if it were to obtain the same records, could be less stringent.
March 3, 2021

A GOP Lawyer Says the Quiet Part Out Loud in SCOTUS Voting Rights Case

Voting is a fundamental right and one needs a good excuse/justification to limit voting rights. There the GOP attorney admitted that they had no such justification
https://twitter.com/abigailweinberg/status/1366883952619778049

Tuesday’s oral arguments in two cases—Brnovich v. DNC and Arizona Republican Party v. DNC—concerned the legality of “ballot harvesting,” a practice in which community activists collect ballots to boost voter turnout. The arguments also discussed an Arizona law that disqualified ballots cast in the wrong precinct. There’s no evidence of the voting fraud that these laws purport to limit, and voting rights activists say that the laws disproportionately limit Black, Latino, and Native American voters’ access to the polls.

So Justice Amy Coney Barrett had a simple question for the lawyer defending the GOP-backed laws: “What’s the interest of the Arizona RNC here in keeping, say, the out-of-precinct ballot disqualification rules on the books?”

“Because it puts us at a competitive disadvantage relative to Democrats,” the lawyer, Michael Carvin, responded. “Politics is a zero-sum game.”
https://twitter.com/AriBerman/status/1366781318990876674

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