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I've decided:

Not Trump/Also Not Trump '20!

Things you won't hear at a MAGA rally

The Root: I Can't Believe Black People Might Actually Vote for Michael Bloomberg

… [J]ust when you thought it was over, you’re forced to choose between an unabashed white supremacist and a billionaire fugitive slave catcher who submitted a sealed bid for the presidency of the United States.

First, you try to get free.

When all else fails, you vote for Michael Bloomberg…

Michael Bloomberg is a white quadrillionaire with infinitely deep pockets and a record of getting shit done. Even if the “shit” he got done came at the expense of our sons and daughters, defeating Donald Trump is the most important factor in a lot of people’s decisions on who they will vote for. Michael Bloomberg’s rise isn’t a condemnation of the other candidates as much as it is an example that black people know white people better than anything else in the universe.

One of the biggest factors in a large number of black people’s primary voting criterion is who they think white people will vote for when the curtain closes behind them in the voting booth. We know Bernie has better policy plans. We know Elizabeth Warren is a better communicator. We have seen Buttigieg’s Douglass plan.

But we also know white people.

Donald Trump is proof of what they will do.

For many black people, the prospect of an unchecked, second-term white supremacist outweighs the choice between Medicare for All and a public option. It’s heavier than student loan forgiveness or foreign policy. It’s bigger than all of the economic proposals and tax plans combined. It’s not even that people don’t think the other Democratic candidates can defeat Donald Trump. We just don’t know if they can defeat the overwhelming self-interests of white people.


McConnell: "if AG says it is getting in way of him doing his job-maybe potus should listen to AG"

Baier: Do you have a problem with the president's tweeting as well?

McConnell: "If the Attorney General says it is getting in the way of him doing his job, maybe the president should listen to the Attorney General."


palace coup?

Chief US District Judge Howell Issues Rare Statement in response to Trump's attacks on Stone's Judge

Senior U.S. judge defends sentencing decisions after Trump tweet on Stone case

BREAKING Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell of Washington also issued a rare statement responding to President Trump’s attacks on Stone’s sentencing judge, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, and defending the integrity of the courts.

WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The top judge on the U.S. District Court in Washington said in an unusual public statement on Thursday that public criticism "is not a factor" in sentencing decisions, after President Donald Trump took aim at a judge from her court who is overseeing longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone's criminal trial.

"The Judges of this Court base their sentencing decisions on careful consideration of the actual record in the case before them; the applicable sentencing guidelines and statutory factors; the submissions of the parties, the Probation Office and victims; and their own judgment and experience," Chief Judge Beryl Howell said. "Public criticism or pressure is not a factor," she said.


Bolton Backs Kelly

John Kelly is an honorable man. John and I have disagreed at times, as is commonplace at senior government levels, but he has always served his country faithfully. Conservatives especially have a responsibility to reject baseless attacks upon him.


NY AG tells Trump how it works

NY AG James
When you stop violating the rights and liberties of all New Yorkers, we will stand down.

Until then, we have a duty and responsibility to defend the Constitution and the rule of law.

BTW, I file the lawsuits, not the Governor.


Who does Barr think he's fooling?

Rachel Maddow
Forgive me, but Mr. Barr cannot be complaining that he is being bullied by the president.

He happily intervened in cases of interest to the president, to the president's benefit, to the point where prosecutors resigned in protest.

What he feels bullied by is the backlash to it.

NOW: WH official says administration is crafting a "statement" after AG Bill Barr said @realDonaldTrump tweets about Roger Stone are making it hard for him to do his job.

The utter contempt #FixerBarr has for US right here:
"Barr pushes back against Trump’s criticism of Justice Dept., says tweets ‘make it impossible for me to do my job"

Who does he think he's fooling?

He's been an obsequious @GOP TOAD-Y for over 40yrs

Bramhall / NT Daily News.


Annoying Orange to explode - Federal Judge Halts Pentagon Cloud Contract, in Win for Amazon

Annoying Orange to explode

WSJ -- A federal judge ordered the Pentagon to halt work on the massive JEDI cloud-computing contract, handing Amazon.com Inc. an early win in its efforts to overturn the award to rival Microsoft Corp.

Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims issued the preliminary injunction on Thursday to block the Pentagon from proceeding with the contract, “until further order of the court,” according to a court docket entry. The judge’s order itself remains sealed temporarily.


Thanks for once

Some of the eight Republicans who voted with Democrats on the final passage—Lamar Alexander (TN), Bill Cassidy (LA), Susan Collins (ME), Mike Lee (UT), Jerry Moran (KS), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Rand Paul (KY), and Todd Young (IN)—also helped turn back a number of gutting amendments from Republican Sens. Tom Cotton (AR), Marco Rubio (FL), and Dan Sullivan (AK). Cotton's in particular was egregious, aiming to gut the resolution by saying that forces targeting designated terrorist groups were exempt, meaning Trump could attack anyone he said was a terrorist group if he felt like it. When Kaine pointed this out, Cotton got even more obnoxious, calling Kaine "a lawyer for Iranian terrorists." So that happened. Collins, Lee, Moran, Paul, and Young voted with Democrats on a motion to kill Cotton's amendment.


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