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re: I'm looking for a good, recent political book to read. Any sugggestions? - WaveHog
Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America https://www.amazon.com/Nixonland-Rise-President-Fracturing-America/dp/074324303X ...
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re: To put into context the absolute obstruction of this administration by Dems - WaveHog
:cheers: obviously we would have wanted different outcomes on that vote, but one should've happened....
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re: To put into context the absolute obstruction of this administration by Dems - WaveHog
[quote]So you would have no problem with Republicans blocking Garland purely for political reasons, so long as it came to a vote?[/quote] correct. the process is that the president nominates, then the senate debates....
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re: To put into context the absolute obstruction of this administration by Dems - WaveHog
[quote]I disagree with the Repubs not bring Garland for a vote. They should have straight up Bork'd his ass. And by that I mean, "Yup...Garland is eminently qualified to hold a seat in the SCOTUS...but frick you we're playing politics so denied." Just like the Dems did to Bork.[/quote] com...
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re: To put into context the absolute obstruction of this administration by Dems - WaveHog
see my note above. the names were withdrawn due to ethical concerns over fortas, not due to the lateness of their nomination. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/feb/14/marco-rubio/do-presidents-stop-nominating-judges-final-year/ ...
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re: To put into context the absolute obstruction of this administration by Dems - WaveHog
in 1968 Chief Justice Warren said he was going to retire, so LBJ nominated Abe Fortas - who was already a member of SCOTUS - to chief justice to replace warren. his elevation (not nomination) was filibustered because ethical problems appeared after LBJ entered his name. with his nomination...
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re: To put into context the absolute obstruction of this administration by Dems - WaveHog
[quote]It happened twice in 1968.[/quote] no it didn't. ...
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re: So now Media saw a memo about a Immigration roundup involving the National Guard - WaveHog
[quote]But contrary to Spicer’s claim, DHS confirmed the existence of the memo — a version of which was circulated by Time and Vox. David Lapan, the department’s spokesman, emailed me to say, “the story is inaccurate,” but he admitted the memo was very real. “We do memos for all kinds of things,”...
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re: So now Media saw a memo about a Immigration roundup involving the National Guard - WaveHog
i'm not sure what's being disputed here. what's fake? it's not like the document is falsified. DHS has admitted that it is a memo written by someone at DHS for consideration at DHS....
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re: To put into context the absolute obstruction of this administration by Dems - WaveHog
[quote]this is blatantly untrue. it's never happened until garland Yes it has. [/quote] name one other time that a scotus choice was not appointed late in a president's term....
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re: To put into context the absolute obstruction of this administration by Dems - WaveHog
[quote]And it has been a gigantic unforced error on Shumer's part that has hurt the Dems. They don't have a meaningful scalp because of this obstruction and they look petty and angry. The longer they drag this out the better. The 2018 midterms are going to be a bloodbath for the Dems. [/quote] n...
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re: To put into context the absolute obstruction of this administration by Dems - WaveHog
[quote]Actually, Biden put in the rule about no Scotus nominees in a last year of a presidency. Biden did this when he was in the senate.[/quote] where do you people get this?...
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re: To put into context the absolute obstruction of this administration by Dems - WaveHog
[quote]It is a well documented tradition NOT to approve supreme court nominees in the last year of an administration. Been happening for a while and should.[/quote] the frick? this is blatantly untrue. it's never happened until garland....
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re: Vice admiral harward turns down Trump's offer for national security adviser - WaveHog
From @MajorCBS: Harward turned down NSC post in a dispute over staffing security council. Harward demanded own team & WH resisted. From @MajorCBS: Specifically, Trump told Deputy NSA KT McFarland could retain post after ouster of Flynn. Harward refused to keep McFarland. wow. trump admin deman...
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re: Mattis to NATO: Pay More or U.S. Will ‘Moderate Its Commitment’ - WaveHog
this is similar to what's been said under the past 3 presidents, e.g.: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/11/world/europe/11nato.html [quote]Blunt U.S. Warning Reveals Deep Strains in NATO By THOM SHANKER and STEVEN ERLANGERJUNE 10, 2011 BRUSSELS — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates sharply c...
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re: Why is so terrifying and horrible that people Trump knows talked to Russia? - WaveHog
[quote]We need names and dates of said communications. Not just, we seent it man![/quote] Trump was briefed and saw classified portions of the report. From the second article I posted: “As far as hacking, I think it was Russia,” Trump said. it is crazy that intelligence agencies say it's so, e...
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re: Why is so terrifying and horrible that people Trump knows talked to Russia? - WaveHog
[quote]1) the russian government was hacking the DNC and leaking info to hurt hillary during the campaign, proof?[/quote] it's been written about extensively: http://time.com/4625301/cia-russia-wikileaks-dnc-hacking/ even Trump admitted Russians were behind the hacking: https://www.washin...
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re: Why is so terrifying and horrible that people Trump knows talked to Russia? - WaveHog
1) the russian government was hacking the DNC and leaking info to hurt hillary during the campaign, 2) trump's campaign maintained contact with russians while the russians were interfering in an american election, which is a pretty big deal and would call for any politican to end contact with th...
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re: Trump has accomplished one thing: people are paying attention - WaveHog
[quote]I don't recall the media covering a single minute of Obama's confirmation hearings.[/quote] short memory. the media was pumping turbotax for weeks during a treasury secretary meeting....
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re: I've got no problem with "Dear White People" - WaveHog
[quote]However, because "dear white people" is written from black peoples point of view it is okay and no one should push back. [/quote] you should try watching the movie, this isn't really what the movie is. and it's pretty decent!...
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