Sen. Paul: 45 Republicans ready to dismiss impeachment charges against Trump

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a leading ally of President Trump, said Wednesday that 45 Republicans are ready to dismiss the charges against the president and he would keep pushing to rally a majority of GOP senators to end the impeachment trial.

“There are 45, with about five to eight wanting to hear a little more,” Paul said in an interview with The Washington Post. “I still would like to dismiss it, but there aren’t the votes to do it just yet.”

With support from other Trump allies, Paul said he would continue to pressure his colleagues in the coming days to move on from the trial and listening to the House’s Democratic managers, including Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.).

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“I will push it at some point,” Paul said. “The more Adam Schiff speaks, the more we become unified.”

Republicans hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sen-paul-45-republicans-ready-to-dismiss-impeachment-charges-against-trump/2020/01/22/8d024a34-3d37-11ea-8872-5df698785a4e_story.html
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Coronavirus

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What do you all think about the coronavirus? I mean ebola was in the news for a little while and then poof it was just gone and on to the next story. I was wondering considering this is relatively new and not much is known, what is the possibility of a full blown outbreak? https://www.google.com/amp/s/globalnews.ca/news/6436442/coronavirus-human-to-human/amp/
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Concern builds as mysterious virus spreads in China

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Concern builds as mysterious virus spreads in China https://www.rctopnews.net/en/news/concern-builds-as-mysterious-virus-sprea
Three major U.S. airports will be screening passengers arriving from Wuhan, China ...
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Trump commits election suicide, declares he will gut social security and medicare

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>Asked if entitlement cuts would ever be on his agenda, Trump responded, “At some point they will be.”

https://apnews.com/7f7434c75fbef63aacaa0b8aeb851d1e

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appeared to suggest in a television interview Wednesday that he’s willing to consider entitlement cuts in the future, a move that would mark a tectonic shift from his stance during his 2016 run for the White House.

Trump suggested he was open to a cut in social safety net benefits, such as Medicare and Social Security, in comments during a CNBC interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

While Trump has repeatedly talked up strong economic growth, the federal budget deficit has swollen as his administration has pressed for tax cuts and increased government spending.

Asked if entitlement cuts would ever be on his agenda, Trump responded, “At some point they will be.”

As a candidate for the White House, Trump stood apart from much of the GOP primary field as he vowed to oppose cuts to Social Security and Medicare, while also ensuring every American had health coverage.

In the CNBC interview, Trump called tackling entitlement spending “the easiest of all things” and suggested higher economic growth would make it easier to reduce spending on the programs.

“Well, we’re going — we’re going to look,” Trump said. “We also have assets that we’ve never had. I mean we’ve never had growth like this.”

Asked for clarification following the interview, White House spokesman Judd Deere noted there had been “no benefit cuts” under Trump, and said the president has kept “his commitment to the most vulnerable Americans, especially those who depend on Medicare and Social Security.”

The budget deficit is expected to reach $1 trillion this year, according to projections by the Congressional Budget Office.
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Genius Trump Outsmarts US Constitution Like Putin

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Tech Bros invent new technology to streamline stalking and human trafficking

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Natick Police arrest parking lot pooper. The suspect is accused of eight incidents.

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By Norman Miller
Daily News Staff
@Norman_MillerMW
Posted Jan 22, 2020 at 6:33 PM Updated Jan 22, 2020 at 9:18 PM

“At first, they thought it was an animal but then they noticed toilet paper and other wipes – items animals would not have access to,” police said.

NATICK – At least eight times since early December, the owner of the Natick Outdoor Store made an unpleasant discovery when he arrived at work - a pile of human feces.

On Wednesday, Natick Police arrested Andrea F. Grocer, 51, of Ashland, in the parking lot of the store at 38 North Ave. where they found her getting ready to use it as a toilet once again, authorities said.

“I’m so happy they arrested her,” said Natick Outdoor Store owner Henry Kanner. “I have no idea who she is. This has been ongoing. She has defecated quite often over here. There’s nothing more disgusting coming into your parking lot in the morning and seeing a pile of human excrement.”

Grocer’s lawyer described her as a “pillar of the community” and said she works full time, during her arraignment in Natick District Court on Wednesday.

Police spokeswoman Lt. Cara Rossi said police began investigating the incidents last month after Kanner reported repeatedly finding the feces in his parking lot.

“At first, they thought it was an animal but then they noticed toilet paper and other wipes – items animals would not have access to,” Rossi said.


https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20200122/natick-police-arrest-parking-lot-pooper-suspect-is-accused-of-eight-incidents
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The Doomsday Clock is now set at 100 seconds to midnight

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Hillary trashes Bernie Sanders

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/21/us/politics/hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders.html

>Hillary Clinton Says ‘Nobody Likes’ Bernie Sanders and Declines to Commit to Backing Him

>Mrs. Clinton sharply criticized her former primary rival in a forthcoming documentary series, and stood by her comments in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

>Hillary Clinton, who battled with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont for months in a 2016 Democratic primary that sometimes turned contentious, ripped into her former campaign rival in a new documentary series and declined to say if she would endorse and campaign for him if he were to win the presidential nomination this time around.

>“He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him,” she said in a forthcoming four-part series, set to have its premiere at Sundance and air on Hulu beginning March 6. “Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”

>Asked in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, published on Tuesday, if that assessment still held, she said, “Yes, it does.”

>And in response to a question about whether she would endorse and campaign for Mr. Sanders if he were to get the nomination, she said: “I’m not going to go there yet. We’re still in a very vigorous primary season.”
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Turkish bill forgives child rape if it results in marriage

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/turkey-marry-rapist-bill-child-marriage-a9296681.html

I don’t understand how this law is supposed to work. What if the victim doesn’t want to marry their rapist, then the amnesty doesn’t apply? Is it up to the parents? What the fuck, Turkey?
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