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Yesterday, there was a vote in the senate. 50-50, and Pence broke the tie. Despite his lovely speech, Flake voted with the rest of the R’s. The vote involved regulations blocking consumers from class action law suits.

So, it’s nice that he spoke up against Trump, I guess, but it changes very little. Once again, look at the actions....speech and antics are distractions.
I disagree. Even if he has chosen to step down because he's realized that he won't get reelected, an eloquent rejection of the shift to speech and antics distractions which are becoming the norm.

I wonder if cspan will now be declared to be part of the fake news?
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The US used to be pretty good for groups which came with literally nothing whatsoever (the boat people, for example), I'm not sure if that is still the case.

I suspect that the current mood is largely backlash, from US born citizens who haven't reached the kind of rock bottom that arriving with the shirt on your back represents.
I agree in general, but I think someone who is really motivated can make it today too, there are even more possibilities to advance than before. But let's not forget about racism, it probably counts if you're white and have some sort of education. (that's why some examples are not really relevant)


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Just think, in only three years he'll win a second term!

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Tom......what does it make you so sure? Really?
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Old 25.10.2017, 13:48
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Phew, even staunch Trumpers are finally beginning to equivocate!
Lol, a way to be personal.

I am not pro Trump, don't allow myself that comfortable certitude . It seems logical that some people see him as representing changes in society that they hope for.

Lemi rephrase - "wow, he might actually pull it off the 2nd time".

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Old 25.10.2017, 21:36
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Wouldn't he have to win the candidacy first or is he automatically through as the incumbent leader? i.e. when a president runs for re-election does he have to go through the same election process as he did beforehand?
He would have to win the candidacy for the Republican party again. Howerver there's only been one time in history that a sitting president who was elected (i.e. not filling a vacancy) lost his party's nomination for the next election. Some, like LBJ, chose not to run again but if we're honest he probably would have lost.

http://www.npr.org/sections/politica...nominatio.html

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Just think, in only three years he'll win a second term!
It's a real possibility. The trend since 1980 has been two terms each, because voters seem to like continuity in the presidency, even if they are fickle and keep changing the makeup of the Congress. If jobs are strong and the stock market is rocking, I can't see people ousting Trump.

Reagan, Clinton, Bush 43, and Obama all won two terms. Bush 41 only served one term as president, but he had been VP for Reagan so one could argue he effectively got three terms, not just one.

In terms of age, Reagan was 73 when he was re-elected. Trump would be 74.
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Old 26.10.2017, 02:24
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

New Fox news poll here

Trump popularity 38%, down from 42% last month.

If the election for Congress were held today, would you vote for ....
Result; 57% Dems, 35% GOP

This time last year it was 46% to 44&!

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Old 26.10.2017, 18:22
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A small Montana utility firm with ties to the Trump administration has won a major multimillion-dollar contract to help restore large portions of Puerto Rico's crippled electrical grid.
Whitefish Energy, a two-year old electrical utility firm, announced last week it secured a $300 million contract this is the largest contract awarded to any company for relief efforts.
The arrangement has raised a few eyebrows among Democrats given that Whitefish only had two employees the day Hurricane Maria hit.

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Both a House and a Senate committee have called for a review into the Whitefish contract.
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Old 26.10.2017, 18:42
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But, in all fairness, I don't know anyone who didn't find what they were looking for there. They still miss that European "vibe" though, all are nostalgic in some ways, still educate their children old school style - good grades and school achievements, respect for the parents, curfew hours, not much parental "liberalism" lol. School is school, kids must respect their parents etc. Maybe their children will be the American liberals of tomorrow, who knows.
The bolded above is our exact plan, hehehe! We all know plans can be very different from reality, but one can try.

We've begun to look into the school offering in the area (don't ask, I know it sounds crazy, but it's a must-do in this particular area where we are) and, if we stay in the area and things continue as well as they have so far, we'd very much like our son to attend the German school. It would be a significant investment for our family, but one we are willing to make for what we perceive are huge benefits: entirely bilingual education, US high school diploma and German matura at the completion of the program, easier transition if we decide to move back to Europe halfway through, and so forth. The biggest advantage we see is the opportunity of having an EU perspective in addition to the US perspective that he'll obviously have from growing up here. I wish there was something similar for Italian - high level full bilingual Italian/US school: there are some but not in this area, and I am not really keen on moving to New York anytime soon.

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The grass is always greener.

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Nah, we love Europe just as much. In many respects, living in certain areas/countries in Europe would be, objectively speaking, a better option; we just happen to have found what we were looking for here vs there. Interestingly enough, we both came to the same conclusion from very different life paths!
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Old 27.10.2017, 00:49
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted federal judges Thursday for resisting policies like President Donald Trump's travel ban executive order and his decision to wind down the federal program giving quasi-legal status to undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers.

Sessions' critique of judges included a particular focus on what he said were "activist nationwide injunctions" through which courts exceeded their authority by blocking policies across the country or around the globe, rather than in a particular judicial district or for particular parties before the court.

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Unmentioned in Sessions speech was that he and other Republicans were generally supportive of a Texas federal judge's order issued in 2015 that imposed a nationwide injunction against Obama's effort to expand the DACA program and start a similar program for undocumented parents of U.S. citizens.
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Old 28.10.2017, 11:36
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Today's rumour!

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Plans were prepared Friday for anyone charged to be taken into custody as soon as Monday, the sources said.
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Maybe there really is fire under the smoke
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Old 28.10.2017, 21:13
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Another poll here
Tragic/depressing view of the US if true
  • Do you approve of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? 37%
  • How often can you trust the Federal government in Washington to do what is right? **Trust all/Most of time** 10%
  • How often can you trust the government in your State to do what is right: **Trust all/Most of time** 23%
  • How proud are you of the way democracy works in America - very proud? 16%, Somewhat proud? 48%
  • Do you think the current political system in the United States is basically functional? Yes, 35%
  • Do you think problems in America's politics right now have reached a dangerous low point? Yes 71%

Overall Federal Courts get a better positive rating than either Trump or Congress!
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Old 29.10.2017, 01:34
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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A crowd estimated in the hundreds of thousands has gathered outside the office of Robert Mueller in eager anticipation of the special counsel’s first arrest in the Russia probe.

One policeman said that law enforcement had been flabbergasted by the size of the crowd, which could reach a million. “We definitely didn’t see anything like this at the Inauguration,” he said
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Just think, in only three years he'll win a second term!

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US economic growth for the third-quarter is far stronger than expected.

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Draining the Swamp

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A small Montana utility firm with ties to the Trump administration has won a major multimillion-dollar contract to help restore large portions of Puerto Rico's crippled electrical grid.
Whitefish Energy, a two-year old electrical utility firm, announced last week it secured a $300 million contract this is the largest contract awarded to any company for relief efforts.
The arrangement has raised a few eyebrows among Democrats given that Whitefish only had two employees the day Hurricane Maria hit.

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Both a House and a Senate committee have called for a review into the Whitefish contract.
Puerto Rico's governor is calling for a controversial contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings to be terminated immediately.
It was also reported the contract contains an unusual clause that bars the government from auditing the costs or profits related to the company’s relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Hillary really needs to let it go. At her age she should have both hands on the handlebars.
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Old 29.10.2017, 20:24
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Today's rumour!

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First charges filed in Mueller investigation.
Plans were prepared Friday for anyone charged to be taken into custody as soon as Monday, the sources said.
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Maybe there really is fire under the smoke
Lots of speculation about who will be charged!
My speculation is they will first go after the little fish and hope with some plea bargaining that they will get good evidence about people higher up the food chain!

What do you think?

Anyway this is a very fast result, if true; usually such investigations take years before they actually get around to charging someone!
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Hillary really needs to let it go. At her age she should have both hands on the handlebars.
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LOL yes but Trump is older than Clinton
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

All of this "Russia" talk right when the Republicans are making their big push for historic Tax Cuts & Reform. Is this coincidental? NOT!
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Meanwhile, the US apparently sent a B-2 stealth bomber (capacity up to 80 500-pound bombs) over Korean peninsula, Newsweek reports.

It's always good to see US actions that increase security. NK would never see this as a threat, let alone as a "test drive" for future real military action.
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All of this "Russia" talk right when the Republicans are making their big push for historic Tax Cuts & Reform. Is this coincidental? NOT!
If you insist on retweeting Trump on here you could at least include the link to the source.
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