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    TH, eh, it's just convenient cover. not...

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    eh, it's just convenient cover. not taking it up would make it look too obviously like the Senate majority was covering for the President.

    McConnell has already said that he intends to...
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    nah, nothing so bad; the US system is structured...

    nah, nothing so bad; the US system is structured so much for a two-party system that even a pretty comprehensive collapse of one party still allows for -some- strength to remain.

    see examples of...
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    firestorm, the Founders thought of the...

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    the Founders thought of the legislative as a check on the executive, to "set ambition against ambition". as recently as the 1970s the GOP party leadership forced Nixon's hand.
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    snapper, it is better than the...

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    it is better than the alternative...and if the defeat is bad enough, I hope it'll spawn an internal GOP civil war vs the current state of pathetic servitude.
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    BF, heh, even -relatively- speaking, it's...

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    heh, even -relatively- speaking, it's probably less a case of "ethical bastion" vs "I'm intelligent enough to know that there's legal liability involved."

    the revelation that Bolton...
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    speaking of Bolton... ...

    speaking of Bolton...

    https://thehill.com/policy/international/europe/465790-bolton-told-ex-trump-aide-to-call-white-house-lawyers-about

    Bolton told ex-Trump aide to call White House lawyers...
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    so just in the last month, Trump has f*cked over...

    so just in the last month, Trump has f*cked over a reformist Ukraine and the Kurds.

    i'm wondering where all the folks waxing lyrical about how Trump is a strategic genius with McMaster/Mattis...
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    to answer snapper's question: impeachment is a...

    to answer snapper's question: impeachment is a political process, not a legal one. there are very good reasons for trying to make impeachment -look- as legalistic a process as possible (voter appeal,...
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    sometimes i feel bad when the bus goes over...

    sometimes i feel bad when the bus goes over someone whom worked for Trump. McMaster, Mattis, hell, even -Bolton-.

    but Giuliani? oh man, i hope i see the Trump bus roll over that guy a few extra...
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    this also assumes that the President will listen...

    this also assumes that the President will listen to said discussion. WaPo recently just did an article about how Trump's own advisers were horrified at his international calls. the Putin "DO NOT...
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    that list is pathetic and is a damning indictment...

    that list is pathetic and is a damning indictment of the GOP as a whole.

    the only one with balls out of any of them is Justin Amash, whom was willing to not just talk the talk but walk the walk. ...
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    BF, she showed off pretty good questioning...

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    she showed off pretty good questioning chops for the Barr and Kavanaugh nomination process. usually the whole process is about a Senator trying to push talking points given free national...
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    BF, not that much. by a certain subset,...

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    not that much. by a certain subset, yes, because formerly owning a job title of "prosecutor" makes them break out in hives.

    but the biggest problem with Harris is that she has no...
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    https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/464315...

    https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/464315-trump-mentioned-biden-warren-in-june-call-with-chinese-president



    f*ck this guy.
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    welps, today Trump just came out and asked China...

    welps, today Trump just came out and asked China to investigate Biden as well.

    he is doing this because he wants to demonstrate how the impending impeachment will not faze him, and how the GOP...
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    DE, that is what the impeachment process...

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    that is what the impeachment process is for. there's already enough prima facie evidence based on the whistleblower and the administration-released transcript that indicates wrongdoing.
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    DE, the poll is a good demonstration of...

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    the poll is a good demonstration of why "case or not", it does not matter.

    a good proportion of the Republicans believe, evidence or not, that the President is innocent of any and all...
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    what people say is different than what people...

    what people say is different than what people do...

    Trump is not "America First", Trump is Trump First. and Last.
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    joe, what has frankly terrified me about...

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    what has frankly terrified me about the state of American governance is that we're seeing all of this with a President whom is not known for his competency and his ability to keep to...
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    joe, and that's just the most disturbing...

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    and that's just the most disturbing stuff. well, there's so much to choose from: his staff trying to hide evidence of this malfeasance on a codeword-classified network, the involvement of...
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