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Trump's cavalier attitude to US laws frequently bites him in the #ss!
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A federal judge unraveled the work of former Bureau of Land Management (BLM) acting Director William Perry Pendley, throwing out land management plans in Montana in a case that could have consequences for the agency’s work elsewhere across the country.

It’s the second major decision in the case after Morris last month determined Pendley had violated federal vacancy laws by "serving unlawfully ... for 424 days" through a series of temporary orders.
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There is now a queue of environmental groups, who have a list of at least 30 land management plans overseen by Pendley they’d like to see reversed.
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Old 19.10.2020, 23:08
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Today, we broke ground on a plant that will provide jobs for up to 15,000 Wisconsin Workers!
As Foxconn has discovered, there is no better place to build, hire and grow than right here in the United States!
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Two years after breaking ground on what was supposed to be a 20-million-square-foot LCD-manufacturing complex, the Taiwan-based company received a permit to convert their facilities into storage.

The real cost of the facility appears to have fallen on the shoulders of state and local governments, with more than $400 million spent on land and infrastructure on behalf of the company that it will likely never use.
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With Foxconn Trump was trying to put lipstick on a pig.
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Old 20.10.2020, 12:10
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The Trump action in 2018 against Omarosa Manigault Newman, over her book, which rocked the White House with stories of Trump using lewd, sexist, and racist language has a delinquent $52,000 payment

The campaign has thus far stiffed the arbitrator assigned to mediate the case, according to a letter sent to the parties in the case. If Trump’s attorneys don’t pay the outstanding bill by next week, the case could be tossed out.

The American Arbitration Association said the campaign had yet to pay its $51,940 deposit, a required upfront payment to cover the arbitrator’s costs.
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Anybody who deals with Trump is wise to ask for their money upfront.

Meanwhile the government's independent watchdog, GAO, will investigate whether Trump administration officials improperly interfered with the coronavirus response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, Senate Democrats announced on Monday.
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Old 20.10.2020, 20:39
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Good POV
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Prominent Republican pollster Frank Luntz blasted President Trump and his campaign on Tuesday for focusing on Hunter Biden in the stretch run to Election Day, calling Trump’s campaign the worst he’s ever seen and saying the president’s advisers should be “brought up on charges of political malpractice.”

“It is the worst campaign I’ve ever seen and I’ve been watching them since 1980. They’re on the wrong issues. They’re on the wrong message. They’ve got their heads up their assess. … Your damn job is to get your candidate to talk about things that are relevant to the people you need to reach. And if you can’t do your damn job then get out.”
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People have posted here, like me, who cares or is interested in Hunter. Election issues are Covid and the economy.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The problem is that it makes Biden sr. a very vul candidate.

His other son died a while ago, so Hunter is sort-of the Golden Boy.

Or at least, some people like to paint it like that.

I do believe there is a core of truth in all these allegations and dismissing them as "Russian propaganda" is doing a great disservice to the country.

However, AFAIK most of Trumps financing after the latest bankruptcy came from Russia (because banks had seen enough of it...) and that, too, drew remarkably little scrutiny in the 2016 campaign, when reporters seemed to concentrate on misogynisms and pussy-grabbing (which tells a lot about the quality of most journalists, as well as the audience...).
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The problem is that it makes Biden sr. a very vul candidate.

His other son died a while ago, so Hunter is sort-of the Golden Boy.

Or at least, some people like to paint it like that.

I do believe there is a core of truth in all these allegations and dismissing them as "Russian propaganda" is doing a great disservice to the country.

However, AFAIK most of Trumps financing after the latest bankruptcy came from Russia (because banks had seen enough of it...) and that, too, drew remarkably little scrutiny in the 2016 campaign, when reporters seemed to concentrate on misogynisms and pussy-grabbing (which tells a lot about the quality of most journalists, as well as the audience...).
I don't think Hunter was the "golden boy" in Joe Biden's family. From everything I've seen, it was actually his son who had died of brain cancer that was considered the "golden boy" in terms of his sons.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beau_Biden

But it is bizarre that Trump and the right have so desperately been trying to accuse Joe of being guilty for the actions of his son Hunter and meanwhile have completely ignored Trump's Russian loans (which come due in a year and a half) and whether or not those loans might be a "conflict of interest." But it's really just another example of psychological projection among the many. There is a repeating pattern of Trump and the right accusing Biden of everything that Trump himself has been guilty of.
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I don't think Hunter was the "golden boy" in Joe Biden's family. From everything I've seen, it was actually his son who had died of brain cancer that was considered the "golden boy" in terms of his sons.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beau_Biden

But it is bizarre that Trump and the right have so desperately been trying to accuse Joe of being guilty for the actions of his son Hunter and meanwhile have completely ignored Trump's Russian loans (which come due in a year and a half) and whether or not those loans might be a "conflict of interest." But it's really just another example of psychological projection among the many. There is a repeating pattern of Trump and the right accusing Biden of everything that Trump himself has been guilty of.

Given your knowledge of the political system in the US, do you actually think that's far-fetched?



There was this thing about Obama's senate seat being for sale, for example:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Bl...uption_charges

And then there's all the shady (to put it mildly) deals and affairs of the Clinton family, most notably the former President's involvement with Mr Epstein..

Everything I have read so far suggests that every single political figure on the stage in D.C. is as corrupt and compromised as everybody else. There are no saints.
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Old 20.10.2020, 21:24
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The problem is that it makes Biden sr. a very vul candidate.

His other son died a while ago, so Hunter is sort-of the Golden Boy.

Or at least, some people like to paint it like that.

I do believe there is a core of truth in all these allegations and dismissing them as "Russian propaganda" is doing a great disservice to the country.

However, AFAIK most of Trumps financing after the latest bankruptcy came from Russia (because banks had seen enough of it...) and that, too, drew remarkably little scrutiny in the 2016 campaign, when reporters seemed to concentrate on misogynisms and pussy-grabbing (which tells a lot about the quality of most journalists, as well as the audience...).
I doubt the majority of US voters believe their politicians are not swamp creatures; they are far more interested in COVID and the economy.

Not only in the US, look at Boris with his unknown number of liaisons and children; even rumoured another bastard is on the way
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It is funny, perhaps even ironic, that nobody other than a few trolls on EF actually gives a sh*t about Hunter. Not even Fox...
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Everything I have read so far suggests that every single political figure on the stage in D.C. is as corrupt and compromised as everybody else. There are no saints.
St Bernie? I don't think you'd find much dirt on him.
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However, AFAIK most of Trumps financing after the latest bankruptcy came from Russia (because banks had seen enough of it...) and that, too, drew remarkably little scrutiny in the 2016 campaign, when reporters seemed to concentrate on misogynisms and pussy-grabbing (which tells a lot about the quality of most journalists, as well as the audience...).
I don't think USA has a monopoly on sensationalism in journalism and superficial or gullible audience.....
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He is a clever politician so the idea that he would get involved in shady deals with an ex-drug addict is nonsense. At any time the addict could slip back and start leaking information or demanding money for fixes.
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Alice in Wonderland
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An expected courtroom showdown over the Justice Department’s move to have the federal government step in for President Donald Trump in a defamation lawsuit was a bust on Wednesday, after a government lawyer was denied access to the courthouse because of coronavirus quarantine restrictions.
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Several elephants in this room!
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Just hours before the hearing Justice Department lawyers filed a letter with the court asking for a postponement. The letter said the attorney assigned to present arguments for the government had been denied access to the courthouse after traveling from his home in Virginia, “which yesterday, apparently, was added to the jurisdictions from which the State of New York bans travel.”
The claim was perplexing, since Virginia was added to the New York state quarantine list on Oct. 13, more than a week ago.

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There is also no outright ban on interstate travel, but rather a 14-day quarantine requirement from travelers from states deemed to pose a high Covid-19 infection risk.

Judge Kaplan, an appointee of President Bill Clinton, denied the Justice Department’s request for a postponement and convened the session about a half-hour late, with Carroll’s attorneys present in court and government lawyers piped in by phone.

“The United States elects to submit on the briefs without argument from any side,” Justice Department lawyer William Lane told the judge, without explanation.

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So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu.
It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year.
Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on.
At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths.
Think about that!
Now over 220 thousand deaths, ten thousand times!!
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It is funny, perhaps even ironic, that nobody other than a few trolls on EF actually gives a sh*t about Hunter. Not even Fox...
Wrong but try again and try and be unbiased if possible...

Here you go:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hun...-biden-meeting

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Good decision, the DOJ is not Trump's private lawyer;
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A federal judge on Tuesday rejected the Department of Justice's (DOJ) effort to intervene on President Trump's behalf in a lawsuit over a writer's accusation that he raped her in the mid-1990s.
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Meanwhile good sense from a GOP senator;
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says he doesn’t think that President Trump’s attacks on Hunter Biden will move even one voter.

The Texas senator said attacks on both sides directed at the presidential candidates’ family members don’t have traction with voters.

“That I don’t see as moving votes significantly,” he said.
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Meanwhile good sense from a GOP senator;
Good sense?! He's opposing it not because its morally wrong, but because it doesn't move voters. There's quite a substantial difference and doing the right thing for the wrong reasons doesn't make one a good person.
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Eh? He isn't saying it's morally wrong, he is just saying it doesn't help votes. Ted Cruz has proved MANY times that he has zero moral compass and is a pretty horrendous human being and willing Trump puppet.
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The Wall Street Journal and Fox News have both reported finding no evidence that former Vice President Joe Biden benefited from the Hunter Biden business dealings that have drawn scrutiny.

More explicitly pro-Trump media outlets — OAN, Breitbart, Newsmax — have mostly shied away from publishing fresher, more salacious allegations.

And conservative talking heads — pundits, politicians and loud MAGA Twitter personalities alike — have been more focused on the meta narrative around the laptop, arguing that mainstream media, social media companies and the deep state are conspiring to prevent President Donald Trump’s reelection by suppressing the story.
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Instead of publishing the more salacious allegations, conservative media has been more focused on covering alleged suppression of the story.

And for laughs; Giuliani has groused on his podcast, “Common Sense,” that the public can only find out the truth from him, “because I'm not allowed on main television to tell you these things.”
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