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Biden financial advisor says Biden never did anything wrong

3 weeks 5 days ago
Here's the latest from James Comer, lunatic chairman of the House Oversight Committee: Biden family associate Eric Schwerin told Congress that he interacted with VP Joe Biden often and provided him free services. Once again, Joe Biden’s claim that there was an "absolute wall" between his official government duties and his family’s business dealings is ...continue reading "Biden financial advisor says Biden never did anything wrong"
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Fani Willis’s (alleged) affair guy won’t have to testify

3 weeks 5 days ago
COLLUSION! CORRUPTION! DEEP STATE COVERUP! Nathan Wade, the guy who's prosecuting Donald Trump in Georgia, has settled his divorce. That means he won't have to testify tomorrow about his (rumored) affair with Fani Willis, the Atlanta DA who's in overall charge of the Trump prosecution. Now, it's never been clear to me why it matters ...continue reading "Fani Willis’s (alleged) affair guy won’t have to testify"
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Raw data: Workers with college degrees

3 weeks 5 days ago
The number of women with BAs who are working full time has nearly caught up with the number of men: Women with advanced degrees overtook men in the workforce in 2017. However, among those with only a high school diploma, men outnumber women by more than 60%.
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Florida bans trans identities on driver licenses

3 weeks 6 days ago
Oh ffs: Transgender Floridians can no longer change the listed gender on their driver licenses. ...."Permitting an individual to alter his or her license to reflect an internal sense of gender role or identity, which is neither immutable nor objectively verifiable, undermines the purpose of an identification record and can frustrate the state’s ability to ...continue reading "Florida bans trans identities on driver licenses"
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Raw data: Deportations under Trump and Biden

3 weeks 6 days ago
Immigration hawks say that Joe Biden has cut back on deportations. Biden partisans say he's been tougher on deportation than anyone in recent history. Who's right? Both! Here are the stats: In his first three years, Trump deported 408,000 migrants. Biden deported only 385,000. But—in FY23 Biden deported 236,000 migrants, the highest total ever and ...continue reading "Raw data: Deportations under Trump and Biden"
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Trump has no comment about prison sentence of guy who stole his tax returns

3 weeks 6 days ago
Charles Littlejohn was sentenced today to five years in prison for stealing the tax returns of Donald Trump and thousands of other rich people. But Trump himself has been silent about this. Why isn't he crowing? That's easy. Littlejohn didn't work for the IRS. He was a Booz Allen Hamilton contractor. He was caught by ...continue reading "Trump has no comment about prison sentence of guy who stole his tax returns"
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The AI ate my homework

3 weeks 6 days ago
Well, this is weird: I endured a lot yesterday. But having my body and outfit photoshopped by a media outlet was not on my bingo card. Note the enlarged boobs and outfit to be made more revealing. Can’t imagine this happening to a male MP. What gives? pic.twitter.com/NhnkDRMidc — Georgie Purcell (@georgievpurcell) January 29, 2024 ...continue reading "The AI ate my homework"
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Lunchtime Photo

3 weeks 6 days ago
Today's picture is a twin of Friday's. But in this one, the alstroemeria is in focus while the cat, if you look carefully, is just a blur.
Kevin Drum

Baiting Trump

4 weeks ago
Everyone's campaign strategy against Donald Trump appears to have converged on the same tactic: trolling. It's all about deliberately hurling insults at him in the hope that he'll melt down completely and eventually lose the plot. Neither Nikki Haley nor Joe Biden are even trying to hide this. They're all but daring Trump to maintain ...continue reading "Baiting Trump"
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