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    Sweeping budget deal would more than $500 billion in federal spending, end months of partisan wrangling

    The Republican-led Congress is set to vote Thursday on a two-year budget deal that would include massive increases in military and domestic spending programs, reflecting an ideological shift for a party whose leaders long preached fiscal conservatism but have now embraced big spending.

    If the plan wins passage, it would quell months of squabbling between the parties with another big addition to the federal deficit, ending the need for repeated short-term agreements that led to frequent brinkmanship and a government shutdown.

    The accord would deliver the defense funding boost wanted by President Trump and Republican lawmakers alongside an increase in domestic programs sought by Democrats, as well as tens of billions of dollars for disaster victims.
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    Freshly minted in N&CA where those rules apply! Thank you OD.

    Right, back on topic... Iím not sure Iím with Chuck in the Senate on this. Dems are giving up their best leverage for the Dreamers.

    I *do* know that Nancy was AWESOME yesterday. Clearly not low energy and obviously unhindered by bone spurs... That woman is a fighter and I think she won over plenty fans yesterday.
    Obviously not the kinda fans that roll over and submit to 45... Rather the fans those folk least understand... Women who vote.

    #GoNancyGo

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    It was pretty admirable, but doubt it'll change much. Paul Ryan has handed the bigots the keys to immigration talks, even though they're in the minority. Even the majority of Republicans (voters and representatives) support legalising the Dreamers, but Ryan refuses to bring it to the floor.

    In other news, WH in a bit of turmoil due to them having employed and promoted a wife beater.

    White House officials knew about Porter's abuse allegations and scrambled to protect him

    By early fall, it was widely known among Trump's top aides -- including chief of staff John Kelly -- both that Porter was facing troubles in obtaining the clearance and that his ex-wives claimed he had abused them. No action was taken to remove him from the staff.

    Instead, Kelly and others oversaw an elevation in Porter's standing.
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    Pristine new thread, nice!

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    https://www.theguardian.com/news/201...k-of-the-right

    How to stop a mosque: the new playbook of the right

    A bitter legal row in an affluent New Jersey town shows the new face of Islamophobia in the age of Trump. By Andrew Rice
    A decent, if long read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konfab View Post
    /waits for Xarog to defile it
    Ironically 2 of the 6 (now 3 of the 7) posts are off-topic already ...
    none so blind as those who refuse to see

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    Chaudry had offered some mildly nuanced opinions on Israel, Hamas and Hezbollah.
    Notice how they don't say what those opinions were.

    Both Hamas and Hezbollah are considered terrorist organizations by the US government, which doesn't exactly help his claim that Muslims are not terrorists. The logic displayed here is inspiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cray View Post
    Pristine new thread, nice!
    What happened to covfefe?
    Happy Rusev Day

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    Quote Originally Posted by konfab View Post
    Notice how they don't say what those opinions were.

    Both Hamas and Hezbollah are considered terrorist organizations by the US government, which doesn't exactly help his claim that Muslims are not terrorists. The logic displayed here is inspiring.
    Why, do you think his claim that most Muslims aren't terrorists actually needs to be justified?

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    /looks for the SA politics thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by konfab View Post
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    I'll play nice for now...

    President Trump has a stronger approval rating today than media darling Barack Obama did back in 2010 on this same day.

    Back on February 7, 2010 Barack Obama had an approval rating of 44% while 56% of likely voters disapproved of the far left president.
    http://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/...me-presidency/
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    http://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/...nternet-video/


    And this is why government oversight is necessary when corporations achieve a monpolistic degree of control over how information is disseminated.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"
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