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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:18 am    Post subject:

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Democrats are up by 7 points on the generic ballot in a Monmouth Poll. That's an 11 point swing since May.

Let's hope they can overcome the gerrymandering and GOP shenanigans.


538 has it even today. That doesn't include Monmouth poll but I doubt it moves that much.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/polls/generic-ballot/
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:33 am    Post subject:

Probably should go in the Poli thread?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:52 am    Post subject:

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Is Sinema a full-on Republican now or what? She's making Manchin look like Bernie Sanders on this latest spending bill.


They’re a bit of a tag team, depending on the issue.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:27 am    Post subject:

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The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is taking place in Texas and in attendance will be authoritarian Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who also met with Trump this week. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports from Budapest on how the controversial leader is perceived back home.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:37 am    Post subject:

MSNBC
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(Dems Pick Up Lead Over Republicans In Generic Ballot Polling)

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When asked which party's candidate they prefer for the midterms, more voters the Democratic candidate in new Monmouth polling. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., weighs in on the numbers.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:27 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
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Is Sinema a full-on Republican now or what? She's making Manchin look like Bernie Sanders on this latest spending bill.


They’re a bit of a tag team, depending on the issue.

No way Manchin stuck his neck out without a Sinema aye vote. Schumer seems to be eyeing a floor vote on Saturday.

The Senate: scrambling to finish their work right before the deadline like me as an undergrad.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:31 pm    Post subject:

Democrats, Sinema reach deal on new taxes in Inflation Reduction Act

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2022/08/04/inflation-reduction-act-sinema/


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In a statement, Sinema said Democrats had “agreed to remove” a key tax targeting wealthy investors and had made changes to a second provision that aims to impose a new minimum tax on corporations that currently pay nothing to the U.S. government.


Thank goodness we have Kyrsten out there fighting the good fight for the poor wealthy investors and corporations. Truly a warrior for the little guy.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:24 pm    Post subject:

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Democrats, Sinema reach deal on new taxes in Inflation Reduction Act

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2022/08/04/inflation-reduction-act-sinema/


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In a statement, Sinema said Democrats had “agreed to remove” a key tax targeting wealthy investors and had made changes to a second provision that aims to impose a new minimum tax on corporations that currently pay nothing to the U.S. government.


Thank goodness we have Kyrsten out there fighting the good fight for the poor wealthy investors and corporations. Truly a warrior for the little guy.

Good stuff under Biden so far:
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If this deal passes, Biden will have inked wins on:

Drug pricing
Climate/ACA $$
Higher taxes on corporations
$1.9T Covid rescue plan
$1.2T infrastructure law
New gun law
Chips/China bill
KBJ on SCOTUS
73+ lower court judges
VAWA re-up
Postal reform

This is not a trivial agenda

That's not including withdrawal from Afghanistan, significantly reducing drone strikes, and navigating the NATO response/ U.S. aid to Ukraine against Russian aggression.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:25 pm    Post subject:

MSNBC
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(‘Sickening Liar’: Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Hit With Millions In Fines For Sandy Hook Lies)

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Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones hit with part one of sentencing. The jury making him pay $4.1 million in compensatory damages to Sandy Hook parents. The punitive fines, meaning the punishment for lying about the Sandy Hook massacre, coming next. The judge rebuking Jones for lies and rejecting his ask for a mistrial after a bombshell revelation – his lawyer accidentally leaked his cell phone data. MSNBC’s Chief Legal correspondent Ari Melber reports on this trial and what the punishment part of this sentencing could mean. Former Federal prosecutor Paul Butler, NBC reporter Ben Collins and Daily Beast reporter Will Sommer react to this BREAKING NEWS.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:30 pm    Post subject:

MSNBC
https://youtu.be/aQbMGCR3RDo
(Trump, Bannon Melt Down As Fox News Turns On MAGAWorld)

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Fox News is turning on Trump and it appears many Republicans are too. He has not been on their airwaves for over 100 days and they have ignored his recent speeches. Now, MAGA loyalist Steve Bannon is blasting the network for snubbing Trump in favor of rivals like Mike Pence. Bannon saying Pence is a “loser” and a “coward” and wonders why Fox News has “a thumb on the scale” for him. The Washington Post reports many Republican voters do not want Donald Trump to run again.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:34 pm    Post subject:

CNN
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(Dick Cheney calls Trump a 'coward' in new TV ad supporting daughter's campaign)

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney calls Donald Trump a "coward" in a new TV ad supporting his daughter, Liz Cheney, in her reelection campaign.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:42 pm    Post subject:

Sinema will vote for the bill.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:13 pm    Post subject:

[sarcasm]How is senile Joe Biden doing so much?[/sarcasm]



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:21 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
DuncanIdaho wrote:
Is Sinema a full-on Republican now or what? She's making Manchin look like Bernie Sanders on this latest spending bill.


They’re a bit of a tag team, depending on the issue.


I’m firmly in the “expect one or both of them to screw us any chance they get” camp.

It helps me not get disappointed.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:31 am    Post subject:

Economy adds 528,000 jobs in July.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:31 am    Post subject:

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Economy adds 528,000 jobs in July.


And unemployment is 3.5%, matching a 50 year low. The interesting thing about this is that despite all that job growth, there are still many businesses/industries facing staffing shortages, which demonstrates that in this post(mostly)-pandemic world, people have reevaluated what they are willing to do for their wages.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:31 am    Post subject:

https://twitter.com/btnewsroom/status/1554485884057157632

US at first starts playing both sides, then later starts to side with the other, may end up starting a war.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:53 am    Post subject:

EFF China.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:16 am    Post subject:

538 now has the Democrats winning the Senate with 59% chance. That went up 4% in the last couple days.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:16 pm    Post subject:

If only the media was a quick to tout Biden's achievements as they are to regurgitate the latest false/hypocritical GOP talking point:

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This week @POTUS struck a serious deal to cut drug prices for people on Medicare and fight climate change, received a stellar July jobs report, shrank the unemployment rate to 3.5%, eliminated bin-Laden’s successor, & gas prices fell to a 50+ day low. Great week, Mr. President
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:19 pm    Post subject:

Lonzo-Lite wrote:
https://twitter.com/btnewsroom/status/1554485884057157632

US at first starts playing both sides, then later starts to side with the other, may end up starting a war.


Nope.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:43 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
trmiv wrote:
Democrats, Sinema reach deal on new taxes in Inflation Reduction Act

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2022/08/04/inflation-reduction-act-sinema/


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In a statement, Sinema said Democrats had “agreed to remove” a key tax targeting wealthy investors and had made changes to a second provision that aims to impose a new minimum tax on corporations that currently pay nothing to the U.S. government.


Thank goodness we have Kyrsten out there fighting the good fight for the poor wealthy investors and corporations. Truly a warrior for the little guy.

Good stuff under Biden so far:
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Sahil Kapur
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If this deal passes, Biden will have inked wins on:

Drug pricing
Climate/ACA $$
Higher taxes on corporations
$1.9T Covid rescue plan
$1.2T infrastructure law
New gun law
Chips/China bill
KBJ on SCOTUS
73+ lower court judges
VAWA re-up
Postal reform

This is not a trivial agenda

That's not including withdrawal from Afghanistan, significantly reducing drone strikes, and navigating the NATO response/ U.S. aid to Ukraine against Russian aggression.


And sending Pelosi. Positive move.. Big Balls... Trump would've negotiated the sale of Taiwan by now.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:54 pm    Post subject:

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And sending Pelosi. Positive move.. Big Balls... Trump would've negotiated the sale of Taiwan by now.


EFF Trump.

EFF China.

Biden is awesome.





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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:10 pm    Post subject:

MSNBC
https://youtu.be/e5EOJIg05BE
(Economy Has Recovered Pandemic Job Losses On Way Toward ‘Steady And Stabler Growth’: Bernstein)

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Jared Bernstein, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, joins Andrea Mitchell to analyze the July jobs report, which showed the economy added 528,000 jobs in July and unemployment remained relatively low at 3.5% despite burgeoning inflation and interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. “We have now clawed back all of the jobs that were lost from payrolls due to the pandemic-induced recession,” says Bernstein. “Consumer spending is almost 70% of this economy and most people get their paychecks through the job market, of course. So that's why we think that this is consistent with a transition to steady and stabler growth.”
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:12 pm    Post subject:

CNN
https://youtu.be/QIw24h_7u_I
(China targets Pelosi and her family with sanctions)

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China's Foreign Ministry announced new countermeasures against Washington, including the suspension of climate talks, in response to Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, hours after it announced sanctions against the US House speaker.
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