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Sanders solidifies himself as frontrunner in Nevada and beyond, new polls show


The nation is feeling the Bern, baby!

On the eve of the Nevada caucuses, polls show Sen. Bernie Sanders with a comfortable lead in the Battle Born State, while national surveys have him opening up a double-digit advantage over his closest rivals — a group that includes billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Woman called "lying dog faced pony soldier" felt insulted...


In a statement released a few hours later, Moore wrote, “I asked Joe Biden a fair question. His immediate response was to question whether I had ever attended a caucus. In my nervousness in the presence of the former Vice President, I nodded yes.”

Moore has not been to a caucus, she said. But she also accused Biden of insulting her, writing “in reality, it is totally irrelevant whether I’ve been to a caucus or not. Joe Biden has been performing incredibly poorly in this race. His inability to answer a simple question from a nobody college student like me only exacerbates that reality.”

Joe Biden nibbles on wife's finger at campaign event

All jokes aside, What was going through his head?

"Joe Biden nibbled on his wife's finger in a bizarre campaign stop moment"

Jill Biden had been speaking to a crowd and using her hands to gesture, barely missing her husband's face at several points.

Eventually, while her arm was outstretched, Biden leaned forward and bit down on the tip of his wife's index finger.

In response, Jill Biden laughed it off.

The pair were in Council Bluffs speaking to a crowd of several hundred people, according to the Associated Press. The Biden are launching an eight-day bus tour of Iowa ahead of the February 3 caucuses.


NYT opinion: Impeachment is an act of desperation

Why do they allow this drivel to be posted??

There will be no resignation, there will be no conviction in the Senate.
But there will be an election. And by focusing on their obsession with the person of Donald Trump, Democrats are giving up the opportunity to talk about wages, employment, the shrinking middle class or any of the other things that motivate normal voters. After two and a half years of hearing about Russia, Russia, Russia, there are vanishingly few swing voters who want to spend the next 14 months hearing about Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine.

Why are all these talking heads trying to second guess our Speaker? IMO, she calculated correctly and is striking at the opportune time. Its getting frustrating to see the naysayers.


McCain passed... Kavanaugh confirmation vote...??

So where does this leave us? ... What happens now? (R) Governor of Arizona appoints his replacement so they get and easy YES Vote???

Something is off about the Manafort deliberations....

The jury for the Zimmerman case acquitted him after a mere 16 hours of deliberation. That was after 3 weeks of testimony. I would assume this case is less complicated than a murder case (yes I know there are thousands of documents, but the jury isn't reading every one of them). Not getting a good feeling about this. Seems like one or more are hung and wont convict. That's just my prediction unfortunately.

Re: Manafort... What is considered a fast deliberation timeline?

I know that guilty verdicts usually come back from deliberations fairly fast... what is considered fast? 2 hours? 5 hours? Just curious.

Collins and Murkowski signal comfort with Kavanaugh

I knew it. There's no way they vote against him. Collins even sent out a signal that he would have to publicly demonstrate hostility to precedence (Roe V Wade) for her to vote now.

Of COURSE he's not going to openly admit to wanting to overturn precedence... No Nominee would be that dumb

Collins, Murkowski signal comfort with Kavanaugh

The centrist GOP senators offered few hints on Tuesday about how they will vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. But it’s clear that Trump could have made confirmation in the narrowly divided Senate much more difficult if he had picked someone like 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett or another equally conservative nominee.

“Let’s put it this way: There were some who have been on the list that I would have had a very, very difficult time supporting, just based on what was already publicly known about them,” Murkowski (R-Alaska) said in an interview on Monday. “We’re not dealing with that.”

Collins (R-Maine) told reporters that while she wouldn’t directly compare Kavanaugh with Barrett, she touted Kavanaugh’s experience and sounded warm notes about him while insisting she has yet to decide.

“It will be very difficult for anyone to argue that he’s not qualified for the job. He clearly is qualified for the job,” Collins said. “But there are other issues involving judicial temperament and his political, or rather, his judicial philosophy that also will play into my decision.”


CNN's Cillizza: Why Democrats' SCOTUS secret weapon may be a dud

For more insight into how Susan Collins is approaching this decision -- and how Maine is approaching Collins' decision, I reached out to Steve Collins (no relation), a reporter for the Lewiston Sun Journal. (Amazingly named newspaper, by the way!) Our conversation, conducted via email and lightly edited for flow is below.

Cillizza: Finish this sentence: "The chances that Susan Collins votes against Donald Trump's SCOTUS nominee are _____________%." Now, explain.

Steve Collins: If President Trump picks someone mainstream for the seat, the chances are virtually zero that she will vote "no." But given that the President is, how shall we put this, unpredictable, there is a possibility Sen. Collins will wind up opposed.
However, if Gorsuch is an indication of the President's thinking on the matter, then it seems pretty darn certain that he will find somebody that passes muster with Maine's senior senator.

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