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Nancy Pelosi is going to be the next speaker. End of story.

There will be no big fight despite how much the media and the GOP wants
that to happen. She has done a good job, she is a class act, and she knows
how to get things done.

Banner Year for Female Candidates Doesn't Extend to Republican Women

Source: NY Times

It is the year of the woman, all right. But only for Democrats.

The number of Republican women in Congress next year will actually drop, even as the ranks of Democratic women swell to record heights. With a few races still undecided, the new Congress will have at least 105 Democratic women and 19 Republican women.

But that is not all: From Congress to governor to state legislatures, far more Democratic women ran in this cycle than Republican women. And that means fewer Republican women on the bench, gathering experience and credentials to move up to the next level.

As the incoming freshman class of the 116th Congress gathers in Washington this week for orientation, the only Republican woman attending was Carol Miller of West Virginia (she could be joined by a few others whose races are still too close to call).

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/15/us/politics/women-politics-republican.html



Gee, I guess women weren't all that thrilled w/Judge Kavanaugh.

Washington Post: Trump, "You need I.D. to buy cereal."

Trump claims an ID is needed to buy cereal and that fraudulent voters simply switch hats.

He is nuttier than a squirrel turd.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/11/14/trump-claims-an-id-is-needed-buy-cereal-that-fraudulent-voters-simply-switch-hats/?utm_term=.af60f2a0086e


Here’s the first claim Trump made, hoping to bolster his assertion that fraud is rampant: “When people get in line that have absolutely no right to vote and they go around in circles. Sometimes they go to their car, put on a different hat, put on a different shirt, come in and vote again. Nobody takes anything. It’s really a disgrace what’s going on.”

Here’s the second claim he made, hoping to bolster the idea that photo ID should be required at polling places: “If you buy a box of cereal — you have a voter ID. They try to shame everybody by calling them racist, or calling them something, anything they can think of, when you say you want voter ID. But voter ID is a very important thing.”

Tea Pain Tweet, "... Cohen will be the guest star today and more indictments are imminent!"

https://twitter.com/TeaPainUSA/status/1062359175987167232

Trump Tweet: He has no knowledge of history or skill in diplomacy

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1062311785787744256

Layfayette and the French Navy helped to win the American Revolutionary war and Winston Churchill,
the U.K., Canada, and the eastern front all had a big part in beating Hitler in Europe too.

BTW NATO is not an apartment that owes back rent to Trump.

Well that rainfall can really dangerous.



Because after living with the rats, death, gas, blood, mud, disease, shelling, motor attacks, and boredom some
officer got the idea that you had to leave your trench then and run across the open ground towards the enemy
who had machine guns that could cover the area with a blanket of lead which made the chances of you getting
to the other side's trenches almost zero.




Indianapolis' WW I Memorial ... My granddad's name is here.

Palm Beach Post: Did missing South Florida absentee ballots turn the tide?

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/20181110/did-missing-south-florida-absentee-ballots-turn-tide


State elections data indicate hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots mailed out were not returned, more than enough to have made the difference in Florida’s 2018 midterm election, where margins were so slender the governor’s and senator’s races are headed for recounts.

The number of absentee ballots not returned was much higher than in the 2014 or 2016 general elections. And the data show that played to the benefit of Republican candidates, especially in heavily Democratic Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.


In those South Florida counties, 174,649 ballots sent to Democrats weren’t returned. That’s 91,038 more than those not returned by Republicans. The three counties accounted for 86 percent of the statewide gap of 105,283 between Democratic and Republican vote-by-mail ballots not returned.

In thousands of cases, the data show, county election supervisors didn’t send out requested ballots until after the legal cut-off, Oct. 31. They went out so close to Election Day it’s doubtful they could be returned in time to be counted, or to have problems sorted out, said Daniel Smith, chairman of University of Florida’s political science department, who specializes in absentee ballot analysis.

Now why is Rick Scott and the Republicans acting so crazy about looking @ the vote in FL?

Rick Scott's campaign announces three more election lawsuits

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/11/politics/rick-scott-florida-election-senate/index.html

It might be because they know what they did and what would be found out about them.

Thanx to DUer DetlefK for posting this

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211406625

Thousands of absentee-ballots discovered in postal facility, declared invalid.

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/postal-facility-locked-pro-trump-mail-bomber-may-thousands-ballots-democrat-heavy-district/

An anonymous tip led to the discovery of “scores” of absentee ballots in a mail distribution facility that pipe bombs traveled through — after Miami-Dade County announced it finalized its vote counts for the 2018 midterms.

The Miami New Times reported that the Opa-locka mail distribution center was evacuated in October after Trump megafan Cesar Sayoc allegedly sent pipe bombs that passed through the facility.

That same center reportedly is still home to a huge number of uncounted mail-in ballots. Two sources that spoke to the New Times estimated the total could be in the hundreds or thousands.

Local activists demonstrated outside the mail facility and at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department over the uncounted ballots — but according to an official with the Elections Department, the ballots are now invalid.




Paul Krugman: 'This Could Be Worse Than Letting Mueller Finish'

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/11/8/1811303/-Paul-Krugman-This-Could-Be-Worse-Than-Letting-Mueller-Finish?detail=emaildkre

Paul Krugman

@paulkrugman
· Nov 8, 2018
Replying to @paulkrugman
The thing is, with a Dem House Trump can't really kill the inquiry -- because now people with subpoena power can call Mueller and colleagues for testimony, and get the facts out anyway. In fact, this could be worse than letting Mueller finish and then sitting on the report 3/
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