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The Grownups

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Having had to do a bit of minor childcare duties lately...um... these are bad people.

Even though people say that's cruel and heartless to take a mother away from her children?
I wouldn't put it quite that way. The children will be taken care of — put into foster care or whatever. But the big point is they elected to come illegally into the United States and this is a technique that no one hopes will be used extensively or for very long.

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GOP Delenda Est.
glenn
17 hours ago
Wow, read through to the NPR interview and it’s full of endless lies, retractions, gaslighting, etc. For a time I thought this guy was the “reasonable” one but clearly that was all smoke and mirrors.
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@mattyglesias And let's be honest: human liver and fava beans should be paired with Pinot Noir or—perhaps—a Chablis or some other type of white Burgundy. A Barolo could work too if you *must* have something Italian. But never Chianti. That's the real scandal here.

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@mattyglesias And let's be honest: human liver and fava beans should be paired with Pinot Noir or—perhaps—a Chablis or some other type of white Burgundy. A Barolo could work too if you *must* have something Italian. But never Chianti. That's the real scandal here.


Posted by NateSilver538 on Friday, May 11th, 2018 8:56pm


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Hey They Get Fox

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It's funny that this person in the White House understands Fox News better than I've ever seen any mainstream reporter acknowledge.
With the hope of calming him down, then–chief of staff Reince Priebus and then–press secretary Sean Spicer began a subtle campaign. “It got to the point that they were just like, ‘We need to get him off these channels and onto Fox & Friends or else we’re going to be chasing down this crazy-train bullshit from MSNBC and CNN all day,’ ” one former White House official said.

Like all other ideas, this had the highest chance of implementation if Trump believed he’d thought of it on his own. Priebus and Spicer worked talking points about the network’s high ratings and importance to his base of supporters into conversation until, eventually, it stuck, so that the president’s television consumption is today what the current White House official called “mainly a complete dosage of Fox.” The former official added, “Trump’s someone who loves praise more than he likes hate-watching Morning Joe.”

But the current official acknowledged that it has created a different set of problems: “Sometimes on Fox, a lot of stories are embellished, and they don’t necessarily cover the big news stories of the day. When they cover the smaller stories, if that gets the president riled up, then that becomes an issue. Whenever he tweets, all of us do a mad dash or mad scramble to find out as much information about that random topic as possible. We’re used to it in a lot of ways, so it’s part of our morning routine.”
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GOP Delenda Est.
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Yeah, this is a pretty big admission by the NYT that it screwed up its Russia reporting in Oct/Nov 2016. Good on them to acknowledge it. twitter.com/johnmcquaid/st…

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Yeah, this is a pretty big admission by the NYT that it screwed up its Russia reporting in Oct/Nov 2016. Good on them to acknowledge it. twitter.com/johnmcquaid/st…

NYT casually drops a kind-of mea culpa for its infamous 10/31/2016 "Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link to Russia" story toward the end of a long piece on the early days of the Russia investigation nytimes.com/2018/05/16/us/… pic.twitter.com/SsC2Ub5Mul



Posted by johnmcquaid on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 6:13pm


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Posted by NateSilver538 on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 7:49pm


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NYT kinda Delenda Est too.
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Senate confirms Gina Haspel as CIA director

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The Senate confirmed Gina Haspel as the first female director of the CIA in a 54-45 vote on Thursday afternoon.

How it happened: Growing support from some Senate Democrats, including the Senate Intelligence Committee's vice chair Mark Warner, helped to push Haspel over the top — and ensure her confirmation.



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What A Country

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Only the best people.

Vickers “Vic” Cunningham, a former criminal district judge now in a runoff to be the sole Republican Dallas County commissioner, acknowledged Friday that in 2010 he set up a living trust with a clause rewarding his children if they marry a white person.
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