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Now 39 GOP members of Congress planning to retire (or having already retired).

California Republican Rep. Ed Royce, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will not seek re-election in November, he announced Monday. Royce marks the seventh House GOP committee chairman who opted to retire or run for other office this cycle.

Leaving the sinking ship!
Another one today!
California Rep. Darrell Issa announced his retirement from Congress today.
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As is becoming a trend in US court cases, the federal judge who temporarily blocked President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program cited two of Trump’s own tweets in his decision.

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Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!.....
The ruling said "“We seem to be in the unusual position wherein the ultimate authority over the agency, the Chief Executive, publicly favors the very program the agency has ended,”

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The Democrats have been told, and fully understand, that there can be no DACA without the desperately needed WALL at the Southern Border and an END to the horrible Chain Migration & ridiculous Lottery System of Immigration etc. We must protect our Country at all cost!
The judge also said in his ruling that Trump’s Dec. 29 tweet, in which he wrote that “there can be no DACA without the desperately needed WALL,” helped to support the plaintiffs’ claim that Trump ended DACA to use it as a “bargaining chip” for his proposed border wall.

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Phos, I started to appreciated your sincerity. Please let us know when Trump does anything good. So far his big mouth said no more outrageous things than what you can hear from our distinguished EF proletariat, when it suits them. "Grab them by the pussy" is just manly, even when put in practice.
Can't wait , next week Switzerland will get it . As always it will be good Entertainment
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Old 10.01.2018, 22:16
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He's had nearly 90 accomplishments in terms of economy, regulations and judiciary. GDP growth is about 3.5%, and some of the lowest level of unemployment in about two decades. Housing is booming, economic optimism is up, income is higher, military and law enforcement moral is up. With about 11 Obama legacy effects undone, while the consequences of Trump's legacy will carry on for a couple of decades. All in less than a year's work.
Voters still say Obama more responsible for economy than Trump.

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Old 11.01.2018, 01:09
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The Trump campaign is holding a sweepstakes offering a private dinner with President Trump in Palm Beach, Fla.

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Second prize is two dinners with Trump. Boom Boom!
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Take more American Civic lessons perhaps Marton?

We have three separate branches of government:
-Executive Branch (Trump be here, along with swamp things in agencies)
-Legislative (Congress and swamp things)
-Judicial (Here be courts and judges)

Now, I know in other places Dear Leader controls it all. But this is the US, not other places.
As marton posted, Trump has taken a very direct role in determining the make-up of the Supreme Court. For months, the only "accomplishment" that he could cite was his appointment of "his" "fantastic" Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch. I find it hilarious that the United States has three governmental branches of supposedly equal weight, designed to provide checks and balances, yet each of the three is governed by allegiance to a political party. It's well known that any constitutional question put to the Supreme Court will be determined along party lines, not by logic or common sense, or even according to the law. Look at the recent non-ruling on DACA, where no decision was made, yet the two most obviously Democrat justices stated what their decision would have been anyway (against the President's proposal, of course).

It's pure fantasy to imagine that the three branches are independent and exempt from the President's influence. What is true, though, is that when the Republicans lose control of the House and Senate, the President will be screwed and no amount of fixing the judiciary will help him out.
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If Trump needs to take action on NK, he will not be consulting polls. Notice he rarely consults polls.
For a man who rarely consults polls, Trump is surprisingly good at selectively quoting them (if they appear on Fox News).
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Old 11.01.2018, 11:01
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It's pure fantasy to imagine that the three branches are independent and exempt from the President's influence. What is true, though, is that when the Republicans lose control of the House and Senate, the President will be screwed and no amount of fixing the judiciary will help him out.
Probably an ideal solution for the US for Trump to be a lame duck President who has lost control of the House and Senate. He can carry on tweeting while the country will be safe from extreme actions.
Maybe he will mellow and try to bring the country together instead of dividing it even more, he is the President of everyone
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Controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Wednesday called former President Barack Obama's birth certificate a "phony document" in an interview on CNN.

"No doubt about it, we have the evidence, I'm not going to go into all the details, yeah, it's a phony document," Arpaio said on "Cuomo Primetime."

Arpaio announced Tuesday that he is running for the Arizona US Senate seat
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At the end of the day one has to accept that the US deserves the politicians they vote for.

Imagine this clown in the Senate

Meanwhile another U turn by Potus

Three months ago, Donald Trump told Secretary of State Rex Tillerson he was "wasting his time" by suggesting the US was willing to talk to North Korea.

Now, after months of apocalyptic rhetoric and mockery of "Little Rocket Man," Kim Jong-Un, the President is offering to open dialogue when it's "appropriate,

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Anyway it is a relief that Trump has backed off nuclear threats, at least for today
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Old 11.01.2018, 11:47
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As marton posted, Trump has taken a very direct role in determining the make-up of the Supreme Court. For months, the only "accomplishment" that he could cite was his appointment of "his" "fantastic" Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch. I find it hilarious that the United States has three governmental branches of supposedly equal weight, designed to provide checks and balances, yet each of the three is governed by allegiance to a political party. It's well known that any constitutional question put to the Supreme Court will be determined along party lines, not by logic or common sense, or even according to the law. Look at the recent non-ruling on DACA, where no decision was made, yet the two most obviously Democrat justices stated what their decision would have been anyway (against the President's proposal, of course).

It's pure fantasy to imagine that the three branches are independent and exempt from the President's influence. What is true, though, is that when the Republicans lose control of the House and Senate, the President will be screwed and no amount of fixing the judiciary will help him out.

It isn't arbitrary to temporal political situations. The two parties lean towards two distinct ideologies and political philosophies. Liberal judges tend to judge through activism and show attempts to shape law, while Conservative judges seek to find interpretation of existing laws to apply without shaping laws.

Republicans tend to appoint conservative judges, and Democrats liberals. Although this is not always the case. Many presidents appoint across party lines for notable individuals.

So when they impeach Trump, we can expect President Mike Pence? Really? Hmmmm, have fun with that!

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Probably an ideal solution for the US for Trump to be a lame duck President who has lost control of the House and Senate. He can carry on tweeting while the country will be safe from extreme actions.
Maybe he will mellow and try to bring the country together instead of dividing it even more, he is the President of everyone
The Democrats are delusional if they think they are going to take back both houses easily, especially with the current crop of candidates. The Senate looks most plausible but the House is definitely an uphill battle. It's a numbers game in gerrymandered districts. It is easier to win an open seat as opposed to oust an incumbent but still.

Voters across the U.S. tend to think their representative is the good guy/gal, and it's the other voters in the other states that should vote out incumbents.

Take for example the "Dingell" seat from Michigan in the House of Representatives. The seat has been held by a member of the same family for 84 years. John Dingell, Sr served from 1933-1955. His son won a special election to succeed him. John Dingell, Jr served from 1955-2015 and retired as the longest-serving member of Congress in history. His wife, Debbie Dingell, won a special election to replace him and has been serving since 2015. The voters of Michigan seem to really like this family.

The longest-serving current member of Congress Thad Cochran (age 80) of Mississippi, who has been in office for 45 years.
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The Democrats are delusional if they think they are going to take back both houses easily, especially with the current crop of candidates. The Senate looks most plausible but the House is definitely an uphill battle. It's a numbers game in gerrymandered districts. It is easier to win an open seat as opposed to oust an incumbent but still.
I think the Democrats have a better chance of taking the House than the Senate. All House seats are up for grabs, and mid-terms have traditional gone against sitting Presidents. The Senate, on the other hand, has a better chance of staying Republicans, because 24 Democrats seats are up for re-election against only 8 Republican seats.

As far as I'm concerned, it's all a WIN-WIN-WIN situation anyway, with Uncle Mike Pence.
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For a man who rarely consults polls, Trump is surprisingly good at selectively quoting them (if they appear on Fox News).
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In new Quinnipiac Poll, 66% of people feel the economy is “Excellent or Good.” That is the highest number ever recorded by this poll.
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In new Quinnipiac Poll, 66% of people feel the economy is “Excellent or Good.” That is the highest number ever recorded by this poll.
A perfect example of what 22 Yards was talking about. Bit of an obscure poll, but anyway from the same polling...:

- American voters give Trump a negative 36 - 59 percent job approval rating
- 63 - 34 percent that he is not honest
- 59 - 39 percent that he does not have good leadership skills;
- 59 - 38 percent, that he does not care about average Americans;
- 65 - 32 percent that he does not share their values.
- 49 percent of voters say former President Barack Obama is more responsible for the state of the economy, while 40 percent say Trump is more responsible.
- Only 24 percent of voters say Trump policies are helping their personal financial situation, while 26 percent say his policies are hurting them and 47 percent say his policies are not making a difference

https://poll.qu.edu/national/release...ReleaseID=2511

Strange Trump didn't tweet these other results.
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In new Quinnipiac Poll, 66% of people feel the economy is “Excellent or Good.” That is the highest number ever recorded by this poll.
There you go.

I wonder how Trump would know whether 66 was a high number or not. I doubt he would be able to recite natural numbers in progression without using his fingers and toes, and he doesn't have 66 of those.
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There you go.

I wonder how Trump would know whether 66 was a high number or not. I doubt he would be able to recite natural numbers in progression without using his fingers and toes, and he doesn't have 66 of those.
...he might have 66% of a brain.
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It isn't arbitrary to temporal political situations. The two parties lean towards two distinct ideologies and political philosophies. Liberal judges tend to judge through activism and show attempts to shape law, while Conservative judges seek to find interpretation of existing laws to apply without shaping laws.

Republicans tend to appoint conservative judges, and Democrats liberals. Although this is not always the case. Many presidents appoint across party lines for notable individuals.

So when they impeach Trump, we can expect President Mike Pence? Really? Hmmmm, have fun with that!
So your are saying the Conservatives, just like the Muslims, do not want to modernise their law book
Of course, the US Constitution was only written a quarter Millennium ago so it is practically modern.
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...he might have 66% of a brain.
You really think it is that much?
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