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  1. 1 desertflower
    July 19, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Bravo, Sen. Franken!

  2. 6 desertflower
    July 19, 2017 at 10:38 am

  3. July 19, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Trump, Putin had second, undisclosed, hour-long encounter at G20
    Ian Bremmer, political scientist and president of The Eurasia Group, talks with Rachel Maddow about the revelation of an undisclosed second encounter between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin that left US allies concerned and no official record.

  4. July 19, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Another person ID’d at Trump Jr collusion meeting of, now, eight
    Rachel Maddow reports on the revelation of the identity of an eighth attendee at the meeting where Donald Trump Jr was told he’d receive anti-Hillary Clinton intel from the Russian government. This new person has an uncomfortably close history with money laundering.

  5. July 19, 2017 at 10:59 am

  6. 10 Nerdy Wonka
    July 19, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Be very wary.

  7. July 19, 2017 at 11:25 am

    What would Russia want from a pliant US leader?
    Rachel Maddow updates the show’s running list of what Russia would likely want to get out of a pliant U.S. leader, including weaker election security and cyber policy.

  8. July 19, 2017 at 11:26 am

    US under Trump shifts toward Putin worldview
    Wendy Sherman, former under secretary of State for political affairs, talks with Rachel Maddow about how the Trump administration’s dismantling of the U.S. State Department serves Vladimir Putin’s goals as the US abandons its role as leader of the community of nations.

  9. 14 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Good Wednesday Morning Family! ❤️

  10. 15 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 11:35 am

    You need a cuteness injection, don’t you? Yes ya do. I know ya do. 😄

  11. 36 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 11:42 am

  12. 37 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 11:43 am

  13. 38 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 11:47 am

  14. 42 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    LOVE this!

  15. 43 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 12:03 pm

  16. 44 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 12:04 pm

  17. 45 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 12:05 pm


  18. 46 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 12:10 pm

  19. 48 JER
    July 19, 2017 at 12:10 pm

  20. 49 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 12:11 pm

  21. 52 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 12:13 pm

  22. 54 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    It won’t stop, so we don’t stop!

  23. 55 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 12:14 pm

  24. 56 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 12:14 pm

  25. 57 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 12:16 pm

  26. 62 whenpamelawandered
    July 19, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Another fascinating report, proudy own daughter unit is the reason TEC flag #211 was awarded to the expedition. She had also dived with that same flag last fall, for using sound to record the health of the coral reefs around Curaçao.

  27. 66 desertflower
    July 19, 2017 at 12:19 pm

  28. 67 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    • 68 Dudette
      July 19, 2017 at 12:22 pm

  29. 69 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 12:23 pm

  30. 72 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Good thread

  31. 73 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 12:27 pm

  32. 74 desertflower
    July 19, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Correct, and no amount of “fixing” is going to be enough. He is unfit to protect the country now. He must be impeached.

  33. 76 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    The comments under this will give you a tummy ache from laughter

  34. 77 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    • July 19, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      Of course, if it’s not bullet points, has a lot of pictures, and has his name at least once in the verbiage on each page, it won’t hold his attention long enough to learn what’s in it. Then there’s the question of whether he can understand it.

  35. 79 desertflower
    July 19, 2017 at 12:42 pm

  36. July 19, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Billions of dollars in student loan debt may be wiped away over missing paperwork: report https://t.co/DaHzqmph0f pic.twitter.com/V8flsvDRH6

    — The Hill (@thehill) July 19, 2017

  37. 83 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 12:55 pm

  38. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    July 19, 2017 at 1:07 pm

  39. 87 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 1:20 pm

  40. 88 desertflower
    July 19, 2017 at 1:30 pm

  41. 89 desertflower
    July 19, 2017 at 1:31 pm


  42. July 19, 2017 at 1:50 pm

  43. 91 desertflower
    July 19, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    When they show you who they are, believe them. They DO NOT WORK FOR YOU! Hell, they wish you would just die already!

  44. July 19, 2017 at 1:54 pm

  45. July 19, 2017 at 1:58 pm

  46. July 19, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Ryan stealthily stripped Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s almost unanimous bipartisan AUMF repeal amendment
    from DOD Appropriations under cover of night. More GOP leadership pro-Russian activity?
    What are Putrid’s latest demands of KOCH/nra leadership in Congress?

  47. 96 desertflower
    July 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

  48. July 19, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Hmmm… wonder what’s up with that.

    Asked whether he planned to join President Trump and other Republicans for a health care luncheon at the White House on Wednesday, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) told Erica Werner of the Associated Press that he wouldn’t do so while the Trump’s campaign Russia ties are under investigation, including in the Senate Intelligence Committee.

    • July 19, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you Burr for a little protocol.

    • 103 arapaho415
      July 19, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      Hello again, SWBG.

      Let’s hope Burr has come to his senses.

      Heard on the radio that FUBAR is threatening GOPers again.

      He and his FUBAR family are inhuman and must reap what they sow.

  49. July 19, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    “Trump Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court on Reach of Travel Ban”

    The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to President Donald Trump on his embattled travel ban Wednesday, rejecting his bid to bar entry by some people with family members already in the country.

    The three-sentence order by the justices — who last month let the president start restricting entry by people from six mostly Muslim countries — means the government must accept people with grandparents, cousins and other relatives in the U.S.

  50. 106 desertflower
    July 19, 2017 at 2:04 pm

  51. 107 desertflower
    July 19, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    That’s messed up

  52. July 19, 2017 at 2:09 pm


    The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said on Wednesday that mosques in the state are on high alert after one mosque received a series of threatening phone calls.

    “White people of this country are going to kill you out of this country,” said an as-yet unidentified man who left multiple voice mail messages promising a “mass slaughter” of worshippers, according to Atlanta’s CBS Channel 46.

    The calls began around June 22 and appear to be coming from a Missouri phone number. CAIR did not specify which mosque in particular is under threat, but said that the man has left at least eight messages so far.

    Since the election of President Donald Trump, the number of bias and hate crimes has spiked across the country.

  53. July 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm

  54. 111 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm

  55. 112 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 2:38 pm

  56. July 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    What a deal that was 45 made with Carrier.

  57. 115 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 2:42 pm

  58. July 19, 2017 at 2:43 pm

  59. July 19, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Something interesting about this picture…

  60. July 19, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    How Trump and the GOP Congress Failed in Just Six Months
    by Martin Longman
    July 19, 2017 12:58 PM

    I hate to do this but Trumpcare failed once before, in March, and I wrote its autopsy back then. In two long pieces (Trump Built His Own Prison and How a Tricky Tactic by Congressional Republicans Destroyed Trump’s Agenda), I explained why it was a major strategic error for the Trump administration to sign off on an unprecedented parliamentary gambit to avoid Democratic filibusters. I explained why it was doomed from the beginning and to the best of my ability what the fallout would be from the failure. I just went back and read them both, and I really wouldn’t add or amend anything. It’s playing out exactly as I described with the only difference being that the GOP couldn’t face the music back in March and so wasted April, May, June, and most of July trying to revive a corpse. I’d like to lay it all out for you again, but why reinvent the wheel when my pieces from March will serve the purpose?

    Instead, I’ll just give a brief recap. The Republicans decided that they could take advantage of the fact that they never passed a budget last year to pass two budgets this year. This would allow them to use the first to repeal Obamacare (quickly, they hoped) and the second to pass tax reform. There were mind-numbing parliamentary reasons for creating two separate bills that you can read about in the “Tricky Tactic” piece, but the primary rationale was that it would allow the Republicans to bypass the Democrats’ filibuster and pass through both major pieces of legislation on strictly party line votes. They wouldn’t need hearings or expert witnesses or to have a traditional committee markup of the legislation. And, because of this, they wouldn’t get but also would not need any Democratic input, buy-in, or votes.

    One obvious flaw in this plan is that it created an adversarial environment where the Democrats would not and could not work constructively with the Republicans, and in which the Republicans erroneously thought that they could get results without help. Even if the plan had worked for its intended purposes, there’s a lot more to politics than health care and tax reform, and the Trump administration would need a decent working relationship with at least some Democratic lawmakers (eight senators, for example, to clear a filibuster) to pass anything that wasn’t included in their two budget reconciliation bills. Their plan didn’t take this into account, so they salted the earth for any prospect of later bipartisan cooperation.

  61. July 19, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    I suppose she does have a security clearance. How else would she be able to take 45’s seat at the G-20 when he stepped out of the room?

    And I suppose she also conveniently forgot to include some of her foreign contacts on her application.

    How are they even allowed to retroactively include their omissions?

  62. July 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Fire’s not out yet. Have to keep spraying water on the smoke and keep a vigilant eye out for signs of re-igniting.

    And then there’s this…

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