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Don't take what I say too seriously...I'm a dumb-ass.

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I most certainly do not deserve hearts...I mostly teeter on the precipice of banishment here

so I will simply say thanks for your donations to DU, a decidedly worthy recipient. I consider my role here to be that of gadfly, continually pushing the discussion to the left...the real, actual left. As such I am somewhat intolerant of the center, and for this I apologize.

McCarthy: GOP Will Name Members Of The House Intelligence Committee 'Next Week'

Source: Interview today on NBC with Chuck Todd

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are waiting for their Republican counterparts to be named.

McCarthy: I'll appoint the Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee "next week." pic.twitter.com/CKVNzZ6tbI

ó TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) January 27, 2019

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mccarthy-gop-will-name-members-of-the-house-intelligence-committee-next-week

McCarthy blames the delay on Democratic members, of course.

Sheila Jackson Lee steps down as CBC Chairman and from House Judiciary subcommittee

I didn't much care for either article's title so I made my own. I lived in Ms. Jackson Lee's district for decades and am sorry to see this. When the news of the lawsuit first came out a month or more ago I saw this coming. I sincerely hope that she is exonerated and I also hope that the days of public officials sweeping employee abuse under the rug are over.

more at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/jackson-lee-forced-from-leadership-roles-after-lawsuit

and at https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/us/politics/sheila-jackson-lee-cbc-chairwoman.html

Federal court rules against Virginia GOP vote packing gerrymander

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ó A panel of federal judges has chosen a redistricting map for Virginiaís House of Delegates that could shift some districts toward Democrats and help the party gain control in this yearís election.

The judges ordered a new map in June after ruling that lawmakers had racially gerrymandered eleven House districts by packing black voters into them.

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the GOPís appeal this spring. The high court rejected a request from Republicans to put on hold the lower courtís ruling, which means the election season will begin using whatever map is finalized by the lower court.

Do I personally have any confidence the ruling will stand in front of the new Supreme court? Not much...but we must continue to fight each and every attempt to disenfranchise the People.

more at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/court-virginia-redistricting-map-helps-democrats

Democrats Launch Investigation Into White House Security Clearance Breaches

Jared Kushner, John Bolton, and Michael Flynn are among the probeís targets.

In a letter to White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, highlighted how throughly the administration has stonewalled past congressional requests for information on the topic. ďFor the past two years, I have sought information with other Committee Members about a series of extremely troubling incidents regarding the security clearances of some of President Trumpís top aides, but the White House has refused to provide the information we requested, often ignoring our requests completely,Ē Cummings wrote.

Cummings is seeking all documents related to background investigations and security clearances of Trumpís son-in-law Jared Kushner; national security adviser John Bolton; former national security adviser Michael Flynn; Flynnís son, Michael Flynn Jr.; former White House national security aide Sebastian Gorka; and former White House Secretary Rob Porter, among others.

It would take years to clean up this mess even without the concerted interference of the trans-national crime organizations and their paid lackeys the GOP. The last vestiges of judicial integrity are fading away as the judiciary drops all pretense of representing the constitution or the people over the predatorial monied class. We're watching all this harden like concrete around us. If elected and appointed officials cannot be compelled to tell the truth, we're truly screwed.

more at https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/01/democrats-launch-investigation-into-white-house-security-clearance-breaches/

Blue dog weighs in on Warren's elect ability...

Once again Joe takes on the role of offensive lineman for those who prefer the status quo...


Not trying to start any kind of fight here, or to slam Manchin, but thanks for your input Joe...not. Please don't pick our candidates for us.

Wealthy Environmentalist Tom Steyer To Make Big 'Announcement' In Iowa

Just saw this on TPM...


In preparation for the speech...Blow Up Your TV

Together we will stand...every boy, girl, woman and man

C'mon now people let's get on the ball...

In honor of Dems retaking the House of Representatives

I actually bought this LP when it first came out...yeah, I'm ancient.
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