US Domestic Politics

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What exactly were Hillary’s accomplishments as a U.S. Senator?

As reported by Washington Examiner, of the 713 pieces of legislation she sponsored or co-sponsored during her 8-year senate career, only three pieces of legislation that she sponsored became law.

Congressman Alan Grayson Favors Bernie Sanders For President

Last summer, my 16-year-old daughter asked me whether I felt the Bern. “Did you leave the stove on again?” I asked her.

John Marshall Has Made His Decision, Now Let Him Enforce It.

I found it interesting when I dug a little more deeply. into Andrew Jackson's "quote."

I had somehow "learned" that this remark was based on the USSC ruling in favor of the Navite Americans and prohibiting Jackson from forcing them on the Trail of Tears. ( I doubt that I'm alone in that "learning.")

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worcester_v._Georgia

N.C. HB2 "Bathroom bill" is an anti-worker Trojan Horse

The "bathroom" portion of this bill is a sideshow, redirecting everyone's attention from Article 2 of the bill, which establishes that no county or city government can raise its minimum wage above the state's level. it also establishes that no county or local government may use their own wage/worker compensation (or other) requirements, or regulations that are above and beyond State-level requirement when negotiating or bidding out for companies to contract work with.

If Bernie Said It...

If Bernie Said it, the media would be all over it and he'd be shamed out of the race. Context wouldn't matter.

https://www.colorlines.com/articles/watch-bill-de-blasio-and-hillary-cli...
Video emerged this past weekend of New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton making a joke about "C.P. Time."

"C.P. Time" or "C.P.T." is a reference to "Colored People's Time," a stereotype that African Americans are always late due to laziness and ineptitude.

By All Means, Bill Clinton, Let's Discuss Your Wife's Work in Africa

In his recent tirade against BlacK Lives Matter, former President Bill Clinton challenged us all to take note of his wife's work in Africa. Well, okay then, let's do that:

North Carolina Travel Ban Stays

Reed to Charlotte: The travel ban stays
Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts wants Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and other elected officials, to rescind travel bans imposed on their employees doing business in North Carolina.

Reed, Friday afternoon, said no dice.

Chance of a Lifetime (Bernie) vs. Too Much at Stake/ Won't get Fooled again (Hillary Trump)

Fallacies and the Real Issues :

When arguements are fallacies about people not ideas - it distracts . . and we are taken away from issues. Style vs. substance, vs. style is the substance - I think perhaps truth is substance that is a good style.

I. Fallacies against supporting Bernie Sanders (who, let's say represents most of us)

Bernie Isn't a Democrat

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hillary-clinton-questions-bernie-sanders-democrat-im/story?id=38194190
“He’s a relatively new Democrat,” Clinton said. “I’m not even sure he is one. He's running as one. So I don't know quite how to characterize him. I'll leave that to him.”

Hillary is the STATIC QUO

Hillary Clinton Accused Of Using Static Noise To Conceal Fundraising Speech
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/hillary-clinton-static-noise-speech_us_57...

Why does BLM hate Bernie Sanders, of all people? (And, until recently, love Hillary?)

Could someone please, for the love of sanity, tell my why, would BLM, an organization claiming to be defending lower income African Americans, attack the embodiment of the welfare state that is Bernie Sanders, and, within weeks, have a nice kind chat with Hillary, who, as some pointed out on Tom's most recent program, is married to the one man who's done the most damage to lower income communities of color since Reagan was in charge. Clinton, who yes, not only slotted a bunch of non-violent criminals into cells, but also slashed welfare more than any president since the New Deal.

Got the NRA Magazine Delivered to me by Mistake

Credit for this one goes to my friend's 75-year old Irish Catholic Priest brother. The following is quoting an email he sent to a few family members and friends.

"Subject: magazine and not the kind you think

Peeping SAM: Spies in the Skies

Smile, You're on Candid Camera

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said that its aircraft were mainly used to combat the illegal drug trade, human trafficking, violent crime, and may also be used to support investigations by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.

But most of these government planes took the weekends off. The BuzzFeed News analysis found that surveillance flight time dropped more than 70% on Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays.

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Who rejected United States-North Korea peace talks?

There were conflicting reports on Sunday regarding a recent proposal for United States-North Korea peace talks which was allegedly made before North Korea"s recent nuclear test

U.K. Pound Falls As Markets Get Brexit Jitters

Bloomberg said on Monday the pound had sustained its biggest fall against the dollar in 11 months

Clinton: I'll defend Israel but push for 'two-state solution

Hillary Clinton believes both Republican candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz "missed the mark" with their approach to the Israel-Palestinian Arab conflict

Secretary John Kerry Makes History At The UN

While much of the mainstream media was focused on 2016 election cycle, Secretary of State John Kerry was making history with his granddaughter at the United Nations. Last week, Secretary Kerry joined a gathering of the majority of the world's nations and signed on to the historic Paris Climate Accord.

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