U.S. deficit jumps 17% in 2018 – CNN

I guess making America great again costs a lot of money, especially money that goes into the pockets of the very wealthy. The tax cuts, if you want to call them that, or aimed mainly at the rich. Once again the voodoo economics, trickle down economics, has made the Republicans drunk with spending. This is a party that when it was not in power made President Obama’s life miserable. Remember the sequester’s when half of all non entitlement spending was cut in half? Yes we have a different Republican party now. One that doesn’t care if we make deals with Russians to win an election. One who doesn’t care about its brethren in Puerto Rico. One that doesn’t care about working class Americans. One that doesn’t care in letting each individual have the right to good medical care. That’s the new Republican Party and I hope it’s not for you.

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The Delusional Futility of Analyzing Ashley Kavanaugh’s Awkward Body Language During Her Husband’s Swearing-In – Slate

I must be one of those violent Democrats because I did not watch anything to do with Kavanaugh’s Vote or swearing-in. Hand the hypocrisy of having a second swearing-in just baffles me. But then everything that this White House does baffles me.

I rarely ask that you go to the link that I post regarding the stories. I do urge you to go and watch the video for yourself. It’s rather disturbing.

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Hurricane Michael death toll rises as rescue crews struggle to access hard-hit areas – NBC News

It is said that emperor Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Our modern-day example is our president having a press conference with Kanye West in the Oval Office with Kanye West putting his feet on the Resolute desk and basically lecturing Trump for 10 minutes. Lecturing is too nice, perhaps a rant.

Meanwhile people have died in Florida from Hurricane Michael and an American Resident was abducted by Saudi Arabia and allegedly cut up by his assailants. Yet the White House is completely quiet about this. In another world in another time this would have been a major scandal but not today because the Tangerine nightmare in the White House takes all the oxygen out of the room.

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Drone footage of the devastation in Mexico Beach Florida after Hurricane Michael

Sotomayor on the Supreme Court: ‘We have to rise above partisanship’ – The Washington Post

In a week, this is all going to be water under the bridge, but we need to make this count. We need to go out and vote our hearts out and make sure there is truly a Blue Wave. I heard all about how Hillary Clinton was going to win the presidential race and yet she did not. We live in a country gerrymandered to death by the Republicans. We live in a country where voter suppression is part and parcel of the Republican Playbook. We live in a country that is under attack by Russia and its electoral process. We need to be diligent and we need to vote. Donate all the money you can to the Democratic Senate campaign fund, donate all the money you can toucan Chanel candidates across the country and make sure that you vote.

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Mike Pence and the Trump administration’s complicity in downplaying Russian election interference – Washington Post

Each time I hear someone say they want Trump impeached I think about a president Pence and then I realize that he is as complicit As Trump. He will go down with Trump. He was in charge of the transition when they fired unceremoniously Chris Christie when he was no longer needed. These are dogs and they will fight each other and they will go down. I have no respect for them.

The concept that the president of the United States is the president of all the people seems to have been lost on the Trump Administration. He only speaks to his base and Pence is complicit. Let us not ever forget that Pence is complicit.

China did not want Trump to be president, Mister Pence, it was Russia.

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Text messages suggest Kavanaugh wanted to refute accuser’s claim before it became public – NBC News

Can we say obstruction of justice? By a judge? By an attorney? All of them yes.

Truly, does this man deserve a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court? I think not.

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From left, Deborah Ramirez, Kerry E. Berchem, Doug Millet, Karen Yarasavage, Kevin Genda, Brett Kavanaugh and David White pose for a photo at the rehearsal dinner before the wedding of Yarasavage and Genda in 1997.

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Kavanaugh wants us to forget his yearbook jokes. I don’t. – Vox

Brett Kavanaugh wants us to believe that he’s this country bumpkin not wise to the big cities ways. His father was a judge. He was groomed to be a judge. So what was in his yearbook reflex who he was and who he is. I know that when I was in high school, everything that wanted to buy your book was important. I wanted as many accolades as possible in my yearbook but certainly did not talk about underage drinking or sexual encounters. So, it’s surprising to me that this is what he is using as a defense.

One more point, when one goes in front of Congress I assume one studies. It turns out he was not drinking legally nor were any of his senior class friends who were drinking. The drinking age had been raised and his County the year before to 20. So all this talk about legally drinking is bull. Now let’s go on to college, it was illegal to drink it in Connecticut at the time if you are under 21. He was clearly under-21 until his senior year in college. Another lie upon lie. If this man lies like this about the trivial things what is he not telling the truth about?

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UN leaders laugh at Trump – The Washington Post

I’m a little bit disheartened right now, the leading Twitter hashtag is #AmericaLast. I thought the Tangerine nightmare was going to make America great again, instead he’s made us the laughing stock of the world.

If President Obama had had this kind of reception at the UN Republicans would be calling for his head. But in this world wind of Scandal that is the Trump presidency this has not even made a ripple in the pond.

I’ve used this analogy before but if you watch Nickelodeon award shows when famous people get slimed at first there’s a look of shock on their face and eventually there’s resignation. The American people are in the resignation stage of this presidency. And that’s not a good place to be.

Who do you think is laughing the hardest right now? I am sure it’s Putin and his oligarchs who believe that they have one and have put us down in the view of the rest of the world. It’s time that the American people take charge and make sure that we have controls over this president and his terrible terrible positions Visa V the world.

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Pence is first VP to speak at anti-gay group’s Values Voter Summit – NBC News

Each time I hear the word impeachment I think about a president Mike Pence and I shudder. Think Trump with none of the baggage and all of the hatred still inside. Now I’m not saying that pent is going to come off scot-free from the special counsel investigation. He was part of the campaign since the convention, and let me think wasn’t Manafort at the convention changing the GOP plank under orders of Putin? After the convention and when 45 was elected they fired unceremonious Lee Governor Chris Christie and put in my pence in charge of the transition period in charge of the transition means in charge of Mike Flynn and we know where Mike Flynn is going to be on December 18th at his sentencing. so, I’m truly afraid of Mike Pence presidency and would rather see this presidency just wither away until 2020.

It’s so important that we not only flip the house but also the senate in November and if we do that then we can keep reins on this President until a new chief executive is voted in and may God help us that it’s not on Mike Pence. Truly a horrible man using the cover of religion to foster hatred against his fellow Americans.

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Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the 2018 Values Voter Summit in Washington, on Sept. 22, 2018.

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