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Right-wing outrage machine bullies FBI director into making biased statements that swing election.

"The right-wing outrage machine managed to bully the FBI director into breaking FBI policy so that he made biased statements to the media that pushed the election towards Donald Trump. The bullying worked & that's why they are still doing it."
Heard on Rachel Maddow just now #maddow


Rachel is doing god's work tonight.

Posted by StrictlyRockers | Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:57 PM (25 replies)

"Holy shit! This idiot is saluting North Korean generals!"

North Korea state TV airs footage of Trump saluting North Korean military officer



Posted by StrictlyRockers | Thu Jun 14, 2018, 06:26 PM (1 replies)

Trump's allies are increasingly concerned about the prospect of Michael Cohen turning on him

*45's allies are becoming increasingly concerned about the prospect of Michael Cohen turning on the president.


Allies and advisers of President Donald Trump are reportedly getting more and more worried about the prospect of Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime lawyer, making a deal with prosecutors to turn on Trump.

Many think Cohen's troubles are as threatening to Trump as the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's election meddling and whether the Trump campaign had a role in it.

"Trump should be super worried about Michael Cohen," a former White House official told Vanity Fair. "If anyone can blow up Trump, it's him."

Vanity Fair described a source close to Cohen as saying Cohen had told he friends he "expects to be arrested any day now." When asked for comment by the publication, Cohen denied that.
Posted by StrictlyRockers | Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:42 PM (4 replies)

Why are Republicans so determined to discourage people from voting? -WaPo


Why are Republicans so determined to discourage people from voting?

THE SUPREME COURT on Monday upheld an Ohio law that allows state officials to purge voters from voter registration lists for dubious reasons. This is now a case of the law permitting one thing and common sense recommending another. Just because states can prune voting rolls the way Ohio has does not mean they should.

Ohio identifies voters for purging if they have failed to vote for two consecutive years, then it sends them a card asking if they are still living in the same place. If they fail to return the card and fail to vote for another four years, their names are struck from the rolls.

The National Voter Registration Act, also known as the motor voter law, forbids states from using nonvoting as the basis for removing a voter from the rolls. But the court majority found that states may use voter inactivity as “a rough way of identifying voters who may have moved,” as long as failing to vote is not the only criterion they use. Because Ohio also sends a card to registrants who have not voted for two years before purging them, the court found that the state satisfied the law’s requirements.

In a dissent, Justice Stephen G. Breyer lamented that Ohio’s policy “erects needless hurdles to voting” in a manner inconsistent with the intention of federal law to enable participation in the nation’s democracy. Though Ohio does not make nonvoting the sole criterion for removing a voter from the rolls, it does use it as the sole criterion for singling out voters for potential purging. A “person’s failure to vote is the sole basis on which the State identifies a registrant as a person whose address may have changed and the sole reason Ohio initiates a registered voter’s removal,” Mr. Breyer wrote. He continued, A “registrant who fails to vote in a single federal election, fails to respond to a forwardable notice, and fails to vote for another four years may well be purged.”

Posted by StrictlyRockers | Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:12 AM (3 replies)

Trump just handed Kim Jong-Un a huge propaganda victory.

I feel like we're all being scammed by a conman. He gets some kind of good PR with his base from this, too. It's a gross sham of diplomacy. I see nothing but bullshit and grandstanding. Nothing substantive will come from this.

Posted by StrictlyRockers | Mon Jun 11, 2018, 09:20 PM (4 replies)

Justice Department attorneys argue 45* should be legally allowed to profit from foreign governments


DOJ argues Trump should be allowed to profit from his hotels because he has no 'corrupt intent'

Justice Department attorneys believe President Trump should be legally allowed to profit from foreign government officials during his presidency.

DOJ lawyers were arguing Monday to fight a lawsuit that accused Trump of using his businesses to violate constitutional laws that prevent elected officials from accepting gifts from foreign governments, BuzzFeed News reports. Foreign officials have said that they would visit Trump's hotels and various businesses to curry favor with the president, but Justice Department lawyers said that their intent wasn't important in determining whether the act was a bribe, so long as Trump didn't explicitly agree to give those foreign officials something in return.

The lawsuit, filed in Maryland, claims that Trump is violating the Constitution's foreign and domestic Emoluments Clauses, which state that no U.S. official "shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State," nor should they receive any other benefit from U.S. entities other than their salary.

But attorneys said that the federal judge should take a broader view of the clause, given that many presidents have "profited" from outside entities, both figuratively and literally, while in office. The profit Trump earns from foreign officials who visit his various hotels and golf resorts don't amount to a bribe, argued DOJ lawyers, because there was no "corrupt intent" and because it's hard to prove that Trump's foreign policy decisions are influenced by his business holdings.

Posted by StrictlyRockers | Mon Jun 11, 2018, 05:54 PM (7 replies)

New Mueller indictment: Konstantin Kilimnik

Special counsel Mueller indicts associate of Paul Manafort


A longtime business associate of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted Friday on charges he conspired to obstruct justice as investigators probed a past secret lobbying scheme on behalf of Ukraine.

Konstantin Kilimnik was charged in a superseding indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Washington. The new charges revolve around allegations that he and Manafort tried to influence two potential witnesses in a case involving the failure to register as foreign lobbyists.

Those accusations are part of a recent effort by Mueller’s office to revoke or revise Manafort’s bail conditions while he awaits trial next month in northern Virginia. A hearing on the bail issue is scheduled for next week.

According to prosecutors, Manafort, Kilimnik and others in 2012 put together a lobbying effort with former European politicians referred to informally as the “Hapsburg group” to advocate on behalf of Ukraine to U.S. and European officials.

Posted by StrictlyRockers | Fri Jun 8, 2018, 02:38 PM (2 replies)

OMFG Why is Chris Matthews still going on about Bill Clinton today?

I mean WTF already? Can MSNBC give it a rest with beating this dead horse? Who wants to listen to 20 year old news???

I do not get it.
Posted by StrictlyRockers | Wed Jun 6, 2018, 07:17 PM (27 replies)

USGS says DO NOT roast your marshmallows over volcano vents. This is dangerous.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, it is not considered safe to roast marshmallows over volcano vents.
#Yum #LavaSmores 🤪


Posted by StrictlyRockers | Tue May 29, 2018, 05:02 PM (9 replies)

Bernie Sanders is sooooooo awesome. And he's considering running for president.




The campaign manager for Bernie Sanders in his 2016 presidential run hinted that the Independent senator from Vermont may run for the White House again in 2020.

Sanders is “considering another run for the presidency,” but for now is completely focused on his congressional re-election campaign in November, Jeff Weavers said in an interview with C-Span host John McArdle on Monday.

Sanders made waves as the progressive who consistently challenged former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in his 2016 primary bid. His platform largely focused on issues like universal healthcare and income equality.

When Sanders announced his candidacy for president in 2015, he was 50 points behind Clinton in almost every major national poll. But with his popularity among young Democratic voters, he closed that gap and ended up winning 22 states and about 45 percent of the pledged delegates before conceding and endorsing Clinton at the Democratic National Convention.

Posted by StrictlyRockers | Tue May 29, 2018, 03:06 PM (117 replies)
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