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Teamsters give GOP first major donation in years with $45,000 to RNC https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2024/02/21/teamsters-trump-biden-union/

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff Are they stupid? The GOP is anti-union.

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👀 approves groundbreaking treatment for advanced melanoma

TIL therapy shrank tumors in about a third of patients who had run out of treatment options, according to a clinical trial.
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/fda-approves-groundbreaking-treatment-advanced-melanoma-rcna138005

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff My brother closest to me in age and the one I have so many childhood memories of died from a very malignant melanoma. He was diagnosed on December 2020 and died September 4, 2021.

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I'm suddenly getting phishing emails claiming to be from PayPal. (That go directly to Spam, yes)

Is this a new effort or something that you've seen for awhile?

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff For a time I was getting them on an almost daily basis.

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff I sent them to my spam folder and eventually they stopped. Now I get emails regarding "your contract", "your purchase".

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff I go to the PayPal site to check transactions just to be safe.

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STARTING A NEW THREAD HERE. 1/...

Live feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDcexi-W8rQ

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff That bitch looks so self satisfied

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🤦🏻‍♀️ Hur had nothing. GOP Fascist Party has nothing. They’re in office only to harass, troll, terrorize, and do everything they can to undermine Biden, Dems, the Constitution, democracy.

“House Republicans have reached out to special counsel Robert Hur to discuss having him testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee about his report on President ’s handling of classified documents”

https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/12/politics/house-republicans-robert-hur?cid=ios_app

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@GottaLaff I am so fucking mad. I wish it were a real threat that if Trump is granted immunity, then Biden can do anything at all and be above the law. That there is even speculation of the court agreeing to hear the case speaks to how politicized the court is.

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is expected to be in attendance Monday in when Judge Aileen presides over a hearing in his classified case in which attorneys will address issues surrounding the classified materials in question.

The hearings will be under seal & held in a SCIF -- a specially-equipped secure room for viewing highly classified materials -- located in Fort Pierce, Florida”

https://trib.al/8RZlVrt

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff Right, like he won't head right outside and tell everything that went on.

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spent the weekend telling senators they should not pass more unconditional U.S. foreign aid. More than a dozen Republicans ignored him Sunday, again advancing a bill to send $95 billion in aid to , and .

67-27 …still isn’t guaranteed, as leaders haven’t yet reached an agreement on GOP-demanded border amendments”

https://www.politico.com/news/2024/02/11/gop-senators-defy-trump-by-advancing-foreign-aid-00140868

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff Exactly why is anyone listening to GOP demands on the border? They had a bill with provisions THEY demanded and then on orders from Trump, they killed the bill. It's insanity to entertain the notion of working with their duplicitous, cowardly asses.

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Of course.

“Revealed: rightwinger linked to efforts to keep on ballot

Federalist Society co-chair has ties to the groups arguing in the US case that Trump should stay on the ballot”
https://www.theguardian.com/law/2024/feb/09/leonard-leo-federalist-society-trump-ballot-supreme-court?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff All he has to do is pay off a couple, three justices, and it would not matter what the legal arguments are. He would get the outcome he wants

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The FCC says it is immediately outlawing scam robocalls featuring fake, artificial intelligence-created voices, cracking down on so-called "deepfake" technology that experts say could undermine election security or supercharge fraud -CNN

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff How soon before a lawsuit is filed to prevent this from taking place?

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👋🏼Marianne Williamson suspends her presidential campaign, ending long-shot primary challenge to Biden https://apnews.com/article/76505d653c2f06f703bd5755c6cb9908

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff Thank goodness for that.

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For those asking how Trump reacted today.

https://mastodon.world/@rootwoman123/111886204509542629

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff If only someone would ask him if that means he supports anything Biden might do up to and including assassinating Trump. Immunity and all.

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff Not that I am aware of.

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Putin is smiling.

“Senate Republicans, under heavy pressure from , will block a procedural motion to begin debate on a bipartisan border security deal this week, leaving funding for the war in in limbo for the foreseeable future.”

https://trib.al/0hgKl7i

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff those soulless, spineless fucks!!!!!

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“Gov. Cox of Utah signed sweeping bill that pared back diversity, equity & inclusion programs at state’s educ instit’s & govt offices—latest state amid broader natl backlash against such efforts.

..prohib any program, office or initiative that has “diversity, equity & inclusion” in its name or “asserts that meritocracy is inherently racist or sexist” + student support services to be open to all students, outlawing efforts that focus on students of cert races or genders”

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/01/us/states-anti-dei-laws-utah.html?unlocked_article_code=1.SE0.48Vq.TmydfssIV-LE&smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare

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@GottaLaff diversity is so very scary to them

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Via Politico:

Kyrsten Sinema's fundraising cratered to her lowest quarterly total yet this cycle as she stares down an April deadline to file for reelection.

Sinema raised just $595,000 in the final three months of 2023

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff Is that chickens coming home to roost that I see?

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🤦🏻‍♀️ joins 10 other states in regulating bathroom access for people

Gov. Spencer Cox signed a law requiring people to use bathrooms and locker rooms in public schools and government-owned buildings that match their sex assigned at birth.
https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-politics-and-policy/utah-joins-10-states-regulating-bathroom-access-transgender-people-rcna136521

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff I just don't understand the endless thinking about the genitals of everyone in the world.

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Good riddance

Via Kyle Griffin:

Aimeen Penny, a member of the pro- group White Lives Matter, has been sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for firebombing an church that had been planning to host two drag events.

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff YES!

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😳“A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after allegedly killing his father, before displaying his decapitated head in a gruesome YouTube video while spouting right-wing conspiracy theories.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pa-man-arrested-decapitating-father-youtube-video-rcna136509

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff That poor woman, how do you ever get over seeing that.

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Bigoted Senate “voted 23-9 Wednesday to override Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto of legislation banning gender-affirming health care for minors and preventing women and girls from competing on female school sports teams. Ohio now joins nearly two dozen other GOP-led states that have adopted similar laws after the state House also voted earlier this month to overturn the veto”

https://trib.al/lOAannz

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff almost 24 states have decided they know more than doctors and that they, not parents, decide what medical care their children will receive. Parents rights my ass!

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AFP—'s reaffirms 'support' of 's bid in Stoltenberg call

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff Reaffirms support is not "actually casting a yes vote"

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approved a stopgap measure to keep the government funded through the beginning of March, teeing up a vote in the to avoid a partial shutdown that would otherwise take effect Saturday morning.

In a bipartisan 77 to 18 vote, the upper chamber approved the continuing resolution to keep the government funded on Thursday afternoon, sending it to the House for approval”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/senate-government-shutdown-stopgap-bill/

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff I have no faith in the House. The House appears to believe they have the majority for the purpose of burning down the country in the service of Trump.

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I'm back at my computer. 🧵 starts here. 1/...

(Painters slowed me down. I'm catching up...patience)

Via InnerCityPress aka Press:

Habba: My client & I wish to pt out Ms Carroll can sit in front of jurors every day. But my client has to choose between attending his mother in law's funeral--
Judge Kaplan: I have ruled. Sit down
Habba: I don't like to be spoken to that why. Please refrain. I am asking for an adjournment for a funeral.
Judge Kaplan: Denied. Sit down

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff I have a question. The Kudge is Kaplan, and am I understanding correctly that the lawyer questioning Carroll is also Kaplan? Any relation?

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Republican presidential candidate has announced that she will only debate or Pres. following a third place finish at the Iowa caucuses -ABC

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff And anyway cares, why?

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👉🏼👉🏼 Congressional leaders have come to an agreement on a two-tranche short-term funding bill to keep the government funded into March

https://www.cnn.com/2024/01/13/politics/congressional-leaders-reach-agreement-on-short-term-government-funding-bill-into-march?cid=ios_app

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff However, what about the sizeable crazy faction of House Republicans? Do they agree?

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The Defense Department inspector general said Thursday it will investigate the mishandling of Lloyd ’s recent hospitalization, which the Pentagon chief and others close to him kept secret for days in an apparent breach of protocol -WaPo

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff I say let it go. It's not like he was selling state secrets

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“Sources said Scavino told Smith's investigators that as the violence began to escalate that day, "was just not interested" in doing more to stop it… also said former Trump aide Nick Luna told federal investigators that when Trump was informed that Pence had to be rushed to a secure location, Trump responded, "So what?" -- which sources said Luna saw as an unexpected willingness by Trump to let potential harm come to a longtime loyalist.”

https://abcnews.go.com/US/special-counsel-probe-uncovers-new-details-trumps-inaction/story?id=106131854

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff And Pence still has yet to fully detach his lips from Trump's arse.

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🤦🏻‍♀️ “ on Friday allowed to enforce its strict ban, even in medical emergencies, while a legal fight continues.

The justices said they would hear arguments in April and put on hold a lower court ruling that had blocked the Idaho law in hospital emergencies, based on a lawsuit filed by the Biden administration.”

https://apnews.com/article/supreme-court-abortion-medical-emergencies-idaho-8ca89d7de0c1fa9256dcd27d1847e144?taid=65987eef6860d50001e1303b&utm_campaign=TrueAnthem&utm_medium=AP&utm_source=Twitter

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff goddammit! Those sons of bitches are all about striping personal freedoms

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🤦🏻‍♀️ “ can ban emergency despite federal guidance, court rules

The ruling by a unanimous panel of 5th circuit court of appeals comes amid a wave of lawsuits focusing on abortion exceptions

US govt cannot enforce federal guidance in Texas requiring emergency room drs to perform abortions if neces to stabilize emergency room patients, siding w the state in a lawsuit accusing Biden admin of overstepping its authority”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/jan/02/texas-emergency-abortions-ban-despite-federal-guidance?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff pull ALL military installations out of Texas since saving the life of a military woman is subject to the Texas legislature

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Aww! 😢 Tom Smothers, older half of Smothers Brothers, whose skits and songs on “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” in the late 1960s brought political satire and a spirit of youthful irreverence to network television, paving the way for shows like “Saturday Night Live” and “The Daily Show,” died on Tuesday at his home at 86 “following a recent battle with cancer,” a spokesman for the National Comedy Center announced on behalf of the family. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/27/arts/television/tom-smothers-dead.html https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/27/arts/television/tom-smothers-dead.html?utm_source=press.coop

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff Our whole family would gather to watch their show. We laughed so hard. That was such good television.

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A jury found Tacoma police officers Christopher Burbank, Matthew Collins and Timothy Rankine, not guilty on all charges Thursday in the death of Manuel “Manny” Ellis, a Black man who died in police custody.

https://www.cnn.com/2023/12/21/us/manuel-ellis-tacoma-police-trial-verdict?cid=ios_app

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff goddammit

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ChristoFascist Speaker of the House Mike Johnson and daughter were profiled attending 'purity ball' in 2015 German TV news segment

"In one brief interview clip, Johnson's wife Kelly Johnson, a Christian counselor, told the German news outlet, "We don't talk to her about contraception. Sex before marriage is simply out of the question."

https://abcnews.go.com/US/speaker-mike-johnson-daughter-profiled-attending-purity-ball/story?id=105785626

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff Wow, he is all about his kids sexuality, wants to get right in there, and know everything.

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may drop remaining holds on military nominations, citing end of the year - senators.

“I don't know. It just depends on how they do it. You know, sooner or later we're gonna let them go through, you know? I've given 99 percent of them. But you'd think they would say OK, what are we gonna do to get these last 11? I've heard from nobody” https://www.politico.com/live-updates/2023/12/19/congress/tuberville-holds-senate-military-00132486

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff Oh, he was 'specting knocks on his door, begging him to come play?

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A trio of super PACs backed by executives and investors said Monday that they’ve raised $78 million as part of a major new push to influence the .
https://www.politico.com/news/2023/12/18/crypto-firms-investors-78m-super-pacs-00132199

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff goddamn that Citizens United ruling

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😳Why Is the National Archives Hosting at a Naturalization Ceremony for New Citizens? - Melania Trump Welcomes You to America, for Some Reason

Her husband is accused of swiping Archives property. But she’s set to star in a winning photo op. https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2023/12/15/melania-trump-national-archives-naturalization-ceremony-00131762

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Via Scott MacFarlane:

DC federal courthouse

slowly walks into courtroom, shuffling toward table, clutching red holiday Venti cup of coffee. He sits 10 ft from Ruby Freeman & Shaye Moss at neighboring table

Jury deliberations resume

Giuliani & his atty aren’t speaking to each other. Not at all. They’ve pivoted in their chairs away from each other

appears to be taking notes w marker. Moss & Freeman sit at crowded plaintiff’s table with 5 reps

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff Oh, he didn't use a walker? Maybe he could arrive in a wheelchair.

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I hate that I have to send emails like this. But that's what it's come to, isn't it.

@academicchatter

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The Biden administration on Tuesday indicated to congressional lawmakers that it would be willing to support a new border authority to expel migrants without asylum screenings, as well as a dramatic expansion of immigration detention and deportations, to convince Republicans to back aid to

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/immigration-white-house-congress-border-security-detention-deportation/

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff So blackmail is effective

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A Democratic lawmaker is accusing Rep. Elise of ripping off her draft of a letter condemning university presidents for their evasive comments about antisemitism, alleging that the New York Republican lifted whole passages of text and used them in another message calling on the campus bosses to resign.
https://www.politico.com/live-updates/2023/12/11/congress/stefanik-hill-letter-university-head-ripoff-00131170

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff Elise Stefanik is a most disagreeable person.

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"David Weiss wasn’t going to charge with a felony on the tax charges. Then Donald got involved, and Weiss and his team started getting intimidating messages, and he decided he would." https://www.emptywheel.net/2023/12/08/how-david-weiss-may-plan-to-prove-his-case-against-hunter-biden/#comment-1027359
Via emptywheel

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff I hope Hunter can do something about this clear misconduct.

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Republican Adam Kinzinger says he's politically "homeless," and if is the nominee, he'll vote for

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/republican-adam-kinzinger-if-trump-is-gop-nominee-vote-for-biden-the-takeout/

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff So not actually homeless, he's a Republican and will vote that way unless Trump is the nominee.

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🙄

Via Kyle Cheney:

You don't have to be a fan of ' investigation to find it bizarre that the entire basis of this "coordination" claim is that Willis made a routine request to committee to see their records (& we don't even know if the committee responded).

Anna Bower:

In a new letter, Jim Jordan—chair of GOP-led House Judiciary Committee—requests production of docs & other communications exchanged btw office of Cty DA Willis & Jan6 Committee.

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff Oh dear, she is going to have to publicly spank him again, isn't she?

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The justices sounded ready on Monday to uphold a huge bankruptcy deal that includes $6 billion from the Sackler family to help the nation and tens of thousands of victims recover from the opioid crisis.

Most of the justices said the deal looked to be the best possible outcome, even though it gave the Sacklers a shield from future lawsuits.
https://apple.news/AqGIloEVsSNqVh2LWD_7Uig

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff Won't this ruling also benefit human pustule Steve Bannon?

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Need a glimmer? Or are my Debbie Downers gonna say, "WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THEM!? WHAT TOOK SO LONG????!!!!!!!!"

Via Klasfeld:

"Remington Gun Factory in New York to Close Year After Sandy Hook Settlement"

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step (or something like that) 😄

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Potential 1/…

Via Scott MacFarlane:

We're expecting the vote on the expulsion of Rep. George (R-NY) between 1030am and 11am

Standby

ADDED:

Via Dave Wasserman:

New for CookPolitical: with Santos expulsion likely in , Toss Up special election looms on Long Island.

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff Would the arm twisting be in favor of expulsion or against expulsion?

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🤦🏻‍♀️ Called it.

“House Ethics Committee will not recommend any punishment for George in a public report it plans to release later this week after a monthslong investigation..

Instead, the panel will release its evidence and details of its work for members to review and make their own conclusion about whether Santos should be removed from Congress, Guest, a Mississippi Republican, said.”

Pourroy ,
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@GottaLaff Dammit, hardly unexpected, but still, I am angry.

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Ruh roh. Trouble in paradise.

Via Adam Parkhomenko:

Another fight is brewing

Chip Roy: I didn't come here to have the speaker of the house assume the position and in 17 days pass a continuing resolution off the floor of this house through suspension of the rules.

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@GottaLaff What did he come here for? It obviously wasn't to do the people's business.

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