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Old 01-09-2017, 04:25 PM   #501 (permalink)
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I don't see what his stature has to do with it, woeful though it may be.
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:22 PM   #503 (permalink)
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Old 01-10-2017, 06:36 AM   #504 (permalink)
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Last night there was a piece on MSNBC about something more to put in that alternate reality where Hillary wins. The same person has been announcing every presidential parade since *Eisenhower*. No matter who the incoming president is he has looked forward to it and they have all agreed to get him. His wife died a few weeks ago and looking forward to this one (gag) was the only thing that kept him going.

T decided tradition meant nothing. He was going to go with one of his supporters who had a little bit of announcing experience. Initially the guy was devastated and was near suicide.
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Old 01-10-2017, 06:42 AM   #505 (permalink)
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Talk about rich!

I wonder how many Rs are like that though? "This does not affect me, I am on the ACA, not Obamacare!" Bet he sees that vote a whole different way now.
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Obamacare Repeal Might Have Just Died Tonight

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Portman, Collins, Cassidy, and Murkowski have not joined the other three in formally opposing any bill that repeals Obamacare without a replacement. But their willingness to buck their party leadership and try to delay a vote that McConnell hopes to rush through as quickly as possible indicates severe reservations about repeal and delay. Meanwhile, numerous Republican governors — who don’t have a vote on it but can nonetheless exert pressure — are lobbying Washington Republicans to protect the parts of the law that their states rely on.
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Saw this on twitter. Haven't read entire thing yet and haven't double checked it either.
In the article it mentions T agrees with whoever he talked to last. When are R politicians finally going to realize their party is being led by a used car dealer?
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Talk about rich!

I wonder how many Rs are like that though?
IDK. The same that demanded government hands off my medicare?
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Ultimately, the original poster in this sad dialogue represents how utterly our educational system has failed so many people. S/he hasn't learned enough to investigate, to read, to continue learning all through life. Equally sad is how completely the GOP have long traded on this ignorance; in their educational programs, they've even attempted to enlarge ignorance in America.

Now, the GOP chickens have come home to roost; to mix a metaphor badly, they must now reap what they've sown. Or their electorate of chumps will smarten up, quickly, I hope.
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Or their electorate of chumps will smarten up, quickly, I hope.
As someone I deeply respect said, tweets and fake news isn't going to pay their bills.
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In the article it mentions T agrees with whoever he talked to last. When are R politicians finally going to realize their party is being led by a used car dealer?
He's closer to a vacation time-share salesman, with all the characteristics you would expect from that.
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I think most of us realize Der Dumbkopfuhrer is a proto-fascist, a raging narcissist with no judgement, a nincompoop, a menace to millions, a crooked, lying, failed businessman who has been hopelessly corrupted by the Russians, a loser, an illegitimate President-elect, probably a serial rapist and definitely a perverted pussy grabber, among other things, but this ....

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He's closer to a vacation time-share salesman, with all the characteristics you would expect from that.
...this is a step too far.
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When I was a kid - grade school. A journalist came and gave a talk to my class about being a journalist. My only take away from that talk was FACT
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Truth is so fucking important that it made that little acronym twice. I think that after all the boo-hooing, waah-waah'ing, and shirt rending that went on about how fake news affected the election that we should care a lot about if this story is true or not. Because if it's not true, and we keep passing it around like it is, then how are we better than the other side? We keep saying we're better than THEM - maybe it's time to start fucking acting like it.

Plus, if this is not true and it keeps being much ado about nothing, then when something real comes to light - and it will - then it will be dismissed as just another fake news story.

If this is not true then we are shooting ourselves in our own foot.
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To turn away, for a moment at least, from the allegations about Trump's various forms of alleged misconduct involving Russia and Russians, what happens now about his possible problems about conflicts of interest?

He produced an attorney at the press conference to give her opinion that he's done more than enough to satisfy the various statutory requirements about his financial interests. However her opinion, I gather, is shared by few other experts in the field.

What's the next step? Who can call for a judicial review of Mr Trump's financial situation?
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In the days of the Special Prosecutor Act, a prosecutor was appointed by the President, approved and funded by Congress. That can still be done, of course, but there's less law governing the operation of such a special prosecutor, since the Act was not renewed.

Otherwise, there's impeachment. Also, investigations of a Republican president by a Republican Congress. Unless Trump really treads on GOP toes, that's not likely to amount to much.
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In the days of the Special Prosecutor Act, a prosecutor was appointed by the President, approved and funded by Congress. That can still be done, of course, but there's less law governing the operation of such a special prosecutor, since the Act was not renewed.

Otherwise, there's impeachment. Also, investigations of a Republican president by a Republican Congress. Unless Trump really treads on GOP toes, that's not likely to amount to much.
Thanks. But is there no way short of prosecution to clarify what the law actually is?

Currently in the UK, we have the example of the legal dispute about the government's powers concerning sending the formal Article 50 notification to the EU to begin Brexit negotiations. The government had legal advise to the effect they could use prerogative powers to do this. Other constitutional lawyers disagreed, and said an Act of Parliament is required, and the matter went to the High Court (and thence to the Supreme Court) so the law could be clarified before anything happened.

Can't something similar happen in the USA? There's no particular dispute, as I understand it, over the facts, just the meaning of the relevant statutes.
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Thanks. But is there no way short of prosecution to clarify what the law actually is?

Currently in the UK, we have the example of the legal dispute about the government's powers concerning sending the formal Article 50 notification to the EU to begin Brexit negotiations. The government had legal advise to the effect they could use prerogative powers to do this. Other constitutional lawyers disagreed, and said an Act of Parliament is required, and the matter went to the High Court (and thence to the Supreme Court) so the law could be clarified before anything happened.

Can't something similar happen in the USA? There's no particular dispute, as I understand it, over the facts, just the meaning of the relevant statutes.
It's much the same as the UK: go to various lawyers and get opinions. In the US, there's a Solicitor General who would render legal opinions and litigate before the Supreme Court for the Department of Justice. However, that is the Executive Branch, whose head may now be in violation of law. But the President is able to ask the SG's opinion. The degree of presidential coercion that may exist in that situation is exemplified by the SG's office's opinions on torture that were used to justify water-boarding. The SG is not impartial unless s/he is allowed to be.

Disputes between government branches seldom have precedent. And this one really has not been litigated, legislated, or regulated in any way: a president who refuses to detach himself from his businesses and where those businesses can benefit in a significant way from the president's actions or even his words.
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Of course, there's the Office of Governmental Ethics, which does not approve of Trump's divestment of his businesses in favor of his sons.

Top government ethics official denounces Trump's business plans
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