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October 31, 2018

VOX: Young people say they plan to vote at near-historic highs

Young voters are notoriously difficult to get to vote in midterms, but 2018 could change that.

A high number of young voters could turn out in the 2018 midterms, according to a new poll from the Harvard University Institute of Politics.

The biannual poll released Monday showed that 40 percent of 18- to 29-year olds said they will “definitely vote” in the 2018 midterm elections, a substantial increase from the 2014 and 2010 midterms.

“We believe there is a marked increase in youth turnout, unlike anything we’ve seen in 32 years,” said John Della Volpe, director of polling for the Institute of Politics.

Young people who identify as Democrats are more likely to say they will definitely vote; 54 percent of Democrats, 43 percent of Republicans, and 24 percent of independents told Harvard researchers they would vote. That’s good for Democrats, but there’s also evidence that young Republican voters are becoming more enthusiastic as the election nears.

More: https://www.vox.com/2018/10/29/18037916/young-people-vote-harvard-poll-2018-midterms

October 31, 2018

With a House Takeover, Democrats Could Get Trump's Tax Returns. Would They?

By Nicholas Fandos
Oct. 16, 2018

WASHINGTON — Democrats, eyeing control of a powerful House tax-writing committee next year, are studying a century-old provision in the federal tax code that could give them access to President Trump’s long-sought tax returns and eventually the ability to make them public.

The powers laid out in an obscure 1920s addition to the tax code are clear: The leaders of Congress’s tax-writing committees, including the Ways and Means Committee in the House, are empowered to request from the Treasury Department tax returns or related information on any tax filer. Democrats could use that information to finally determine if Mr. Trump, who built a global business empire before entering politics, has problematic financial entanglements with Russia or other undisclosed conflicts of interest.

They could also use such an inquiry to determine whether Mr. Trump violated the law before his election to avoid paying taxes.

How would they do it? A Teapot Dome law


October 30, 2018

Doug Stanhope on nationalism

This has been posted before but now that Trump is openly admitting he is a Nationalist I thought it was time to post it again.

October 29, 2018

On 538: Take out Rasmussen's ridiculous poll and Trump's approval is - 13

Approval comes out to 41.75 Disapproval is at 54.75

Rasmussen is throwing it off and it's a joke so I threw it out completely: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/
October 29, 2018

Any place in Texas where votes are switching. Dems must demand re-vote

With paper ballots. Why the he'll are we pussy footing around this? Needs to be done now, not after we lose by 10,000 votes.

October 29, 2018

So i made an ad for WV Congressional Candidate Richard Ojeda

It wasn't me who made it.

October 28, 2018

Prediction: We will enter a recession in early 2020 and Trump won't run for a second term

Trump will declare he has made America great again and bail out, not giving America the chance to correct the worst decision it has ever made. If he doesn't drop out, he will likely be up to something very sinister because if the economy goes south during an election year and his approval drops to the low 30's or 20's he probably is crazy enough to pull just about anything no matter how evil. But if the scandals keep mounting and the economy turns against him, it could get very bleek for him before all is said and done. In the meantime, I just hope America will survive the next two years.

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