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Bloomberg insults Trump in his safe space. Trump responds predictably.

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https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/23/bloomberg-attacks-trump-102723

Mike Bloomberg is attacking President Donald Trump in his safe space.

On Thursday morning, the Democrat premiered his newest ad attacking the president on “Fox & Friends,” Trump’s favorite program that frequently lavishes praise on him. Adding insult, the show also interviewed Bloomberg’s top presidential campaign adviser, Kevin Sheekey.

Trump, who’s known to record the show and watch it later in the morning, exploded an hour-and-a-half later, at 8:25 a.m.

“Mini Mike Bloomberg is playing poker with his foolhardy and unsuspecting Democrat rivals. He says that if he loses (he really means when!) in the primaries, he will spend money helping whoever the Democrat nominee is,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

“By doing this, he figures, they won’t hit him as hard .... during his hopeless ‘presidential’ campaign,” Trump wrote. “They will remain silent! The fact is, when Mini losses, he will be spending very little of his money on these ‘clowns’ because he will consider himself to be the biggest clown of them all — and he will be right!”

It’s the latest example of how a plank of Bloomberg’s campaign revolves around agitating the president, who has increasingly begun criticizing his former mayor from New York, a self-made billionaire who has spent years belittling Trump as a bad businessman and reality TV star.

When Bloomberg first announced, one of the first places he bought ad time was in the West Palm Beach, Fla., media market so Trump might see the ad as he visited his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach.
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BIDEN HAS THE PRIMARIES ALL WRAPPED UP

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Tulsi Gabbard Is Suing Hillary Clinton

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https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/479320-gabbard-suing-clinton-for-defamation-over-russian-asset-comments
01/22/20

Gabbard suing Clinton for defamation over 'Russian asset' comments

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is suing Hillary Clinton for defamation over the former secretary of State's remarks on a podcast characterizing the Democratic presidential candidate as a Russian asset.

Gabbard filed the defamation lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Gabbard’s lawyers allege that Clinton’s comments have “smeared” Gabbard’s “political and personal reputation.”

“Tulsi Gabbard is a loyal American civil servant who has also dedicated her life to protecting the safety of all Americans,” Gabbard’s lawyer Brian Dunne said in a statement.

“Rep. Gabbard’s presidential campaign continues to gain momentum, but she has seen her political and personal reputation smeared and her candidacy intentionally damaged by Clinton’s malicious and demonstrably false remarks.”

Gabbard’s campaign referred all questions on the lawsuit to Dunne.

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McConnell Impeachment Rules Modify Clinton Precedent

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/us/politics/mcconnell-impeachment-rules-modify-clinton-precedent.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

WASHINGTON — For weeks, Senator Mitch McConnell sought to deflect charges that he was trying to stack the deck in favor of President Trump in his impeachment trial by repeating that he was merely replicating the Senate’s only modern precedent: the 1999 trial of President Bill Clinton.

“What was good enough for President Clinton in an impeachment trial should have been good enough for President Trump,” he told reporters this month, as Democrats pressed him to include a new guarantee for witnesses and documents. “And all we are doing here is saying we are going to get started in exactly the same way that 100 senators agreed to 20 years ago.”

But when Mr. McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, finally released a draft of his resolution on Monday evening, less than 24 hours before the Senate was expected to consider it, there were several meaningful differences from the rules that governed Mr. Clinton’s impeachment, some of which were in line with Mr. Trump’s preferences and his legal team’s strategy.

The measure is expected to pass on Tuesday along party lines, over strenuous Democratic objections. Here is a look at the similarities and differences.

A trial running on fast-forward.
While Mr. McConnell proposes that the trial unfold in a similar sequence to the 1999 one — opening statements, then questions from senators, then an up-or-down vote on whether to consider calling witnesses or new evidence — his plan would speed up the proceedings.
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Electro-Plating Services

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This grinds my gears. I'm angry at the owner, but I'm even more mad at the length of time he was caught polluting by government agencies and their lack of proper action.
Here's a timeline

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Af796b8b5-733b-4867-95d3-1deac1327ddd
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Elizabeth Warren’s Son-in-Law Produced Film Funded by Iranian Government

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>Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) son-in-law, with whom she is close, has troubling ties to the Iranian regime, according to a new book by Peter Schweizer.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/21/breaking-bombshell-elizabeth-warrens-son-in-law-produced-film-funded-by-iranian-government/
The book, Profiles in Corruption, reveals progressive leaders’ little-known ties to corrupt businesses and governments and discusses the Massachusetts senator in a chapter.

The chapter details the business deals of Warren’s son-in-law, Sushil Tyagi, who is married to her daughter, Amelia. Tyagi was born in India but moved to the United States, where he met Amelia while they were both pursuing MBAs at Wharton Business School.

Warren and Tyagi are close. She attended his brother’s wedding in India, recounting it in her memoir. She and her husband Bruce Mann in December 2009 served as witnesses for a power of attorney corporate document he filed in India.

Since his marriage into the Warren family, Tyagi “has been involved in a series of curious—even troubling—business ventures around the world,” Schweizer writes.

Tyagi runs Tricolor Films, and in 2008, produced a film called The Song of Sparrows, directed by Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi.

The film was described as Majidi’s “most religious” and is about a man who is fired from his job on an ostrich farm, moves to the big city and becomes a motorcycle taxi driver, and soon becomes consumed with his passengers’ lives and is swept up in a world of greed. It is his family that help him restore his “caring and generous nature,” according to a film synopsis.

Tyagi was listed as the film’s sole producer on a New York Times page, in credits which have now been deleted. A look back at the page’s archive revealed that the film was funded by the Iranian government agency that is overseen by Iranian propagandists.
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Senate rejects subpoenaing Mulvaney to testify in impeachment trial

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https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/479294-senate-blocks-push-to-subpoena-bolton-in-impeachment-trial
53-47, so much for those moderates considering witnesses, eh? Weird since no one knows what Bolton may have to say. I wonder why none of them want all these guys to come up and exonerate the President? Really makes you think doesn't it, /news/?

And I'm not pasting the article. Use your mouse and read it from the source when it isn't paywalled. I'm not a paid shill looking to selectively edit articles for lazy fags like you.
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Weinstein defense to cite ‘loving emails’ from accusers in opening statements

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#BelieveHer and #MeToo to be challenged in court
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/harvey-weinstein-defense-team-can-cite-loving-emails-from-accusers-in-opening-statements-judge-rules/2020/01/21/0f553734-3c76-11ea-8872-5df698785a4e_story.html
NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein's defense team can present to the jury in opening statements the details of email exchanges the former top producer had with his accusers that indicate affectionate relationships before and after they lodged allegations of sexual assault, a judge ruled Tuesday.
The contents of the emails are expected to be key to Weinstein’s defense that encounters with women who say he forced them into sexual acts were actually consensual. His attorneys have also suggested that women sought to advance their careers by getting involved with Weinstein sexually.
Justice James Burke prohibited defense attorney Damon Cheronis from presenting replicas of the emails in a PowerPoint presentation on a large TV screen but said he could cite from them when he addresses the panel in opening statements Wednesday.
“The evidence will show that the complaining witnesses in this case sent dozens and dozens and dozens of loving emails to Mr. Weinstein,” Cheronis said at a hearing Tuesday. “One of the complaining witnesses in this case, after she claims he sexually assaulted her, reached out to Harvey Weinstein to give him her new phone number.”
Before the opening statements, a hearing is expected to be held to find out whether Juror No. 11, a novelist, misrepresented during jury selection the nature of her book. The book relates to “predatory older men,” but she denied the subject matter, even though her website described it as such.
The defense called for a mistrial Friday on the grounds that she should be excused, but the judge put her on the panel anyway. There are just three alternate jurors, although the parties originally agreed on appointing six backup jurors.
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Australia fires are harbinger of planet’s future, say scientists

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Apocalyptic scenes give glimpse of what would be normal conditions in 3C world

The bushfires ravaging Australia are a clear sign of what is to come around the world if temperatures are allowed to rise to dangerous levels, according to scientists.

“This is what you can expect to happen … at an average of 3C [above pre-industrial levels],” said Richard Betts, professor of geography at Exeter University. “We are seeing a sign of what would be normal conditions in a 3C world. It tells us what the future world might look like. This really brings home what climate change means.”

Average temperature rises in Australia were about 1.4C above pre-industrial levels before this season’s fires, showing a more rapid rate of heating than the global average of 1.1C.

Scientists warn that beyond a rise of 2C, the impacts of climate breakdown are likely to become catastrophic and irreversible, yet current global commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris agreement are estimated to put the world on track for 3C of heating.

“These are the impacts we are seeing at 1C [of heating] so these impacts will get more [severe] as long as we do not do what it takes to stabilise the world climate,” warned Corinne Le Quéré, professor of climate change science and policy at the University of East Anglia (UEA). “This is not a new normal – this is a transition to more impacts.”

Average temperature rises in Australia were about 1.4C above pre-industrial levels before this season’s fires, showing a more rapid rate of heating than the global average of 1.1C.

Scientists warn that beyond a rise of 2C, the impacts of climate breakdown are likely to become catastrophic and irreversible, yet current global commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris agreement are estimated to put the world on track for 3C of heating.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jan/14/australia-bushfires-harbinger-future-scientists
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