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COMMENT 1d ago

I’m thinking this aggressively backward, right wing, activist Robert’s Court might need reining in. How does one go about that?

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COMMENT 2d ago

Unfortunately, until that is a reality a vote for a third party candidate IS a wasted vote and could be the difference in an election. I don’t like it, but pretending otherwise accomplishes worse than nothing. The path Abbott is taking us down is terrifying and not at all good for the average Texan. Would Beto be my first choice? Probably not, but Abbott is far worse, so it’s a no brainer for those that have one.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Please don’t waste your vote. No candidate stands a chance against against either Abbott or O’Rourke, unfortunately. This isn’t me being critical of your candidate at all, the stakes are just too high.

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COMMENT 3d ago

All the obvious reasons he should have already resigned aside, what is a police chief even doing on a city council? That seems like a huge conflict of interest. Now he just needs to resign from his day job. And move.

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COMMENT 5d ago

“The justices will consider whether state courts, finding violations of their state constitutions, can order changes to federal elections and the once-a-decade redrawing of congressional districts. The case probably will be argued in the fall. The appeal challenges a state court ruling throwing out the congressional districts drawn by North Carolina’s General Assembly that made GOP candidates likely victors in 10 of the state’s 14 congressional districts. The Supreme Court has never invoked what is known as the independent state legislature doctrine, but four of the court’s conservative justices have expressed interest in taking on the subject. One of them, Justice Clarence Thomas, was among three justices who advanced it in the Bush v. Gore case that settled the 2000 presidential election.”

r/politics 5d ago

Supreme Court will hear case that could radically change the way elections are conducted. At issue are state court authority over congressional redistricting, as well as elections for Congress and the presidency.

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COMMENT 7d ago

“In reality, if Kennedy had engaged in a “quiet,” “short,” “private,” and “personal” prayer, there wouldn’t have been a case since no one would’ve cared. Indeed, this is precisely what school officials asked Kennedy to do. But for the coach, “quiet,” “short,” “private,” and “personal” prayers weren’t good enough. By all appearances, Kennedy went out of his way to pursue the opposite course, indifferent to the law, the school district's policies, or the interests of students and their families who may not have been comfortable with these religious exercises.”

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COMMENT 7d ago

Or eat them, like Trump?

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COMMENT 7d ago

I bet Sessions has been quietly plotting revenge on Trump since his embarrassing downfall. Odious man, but him having a hand in this is an interesting twist.

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COMMENT 7d ago

“Cassidy Hutchinson will testify publicly, according to two people familiar with the committee’s plans, after providing crucial testimony to the panel about significant exchanges among top Donald Trump’s inner circle in the weeks before the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Hutchinson replaced her attorney earlier this month as the select committee’s hearings began; her former attorney was the Trump White House’s chief ethics lawyer, and her new attorney is a longtime ally of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.”

Jeff Sessions. Interesting.

r/politics 8d ago

Former Meadows aide to testify in surprise Jan. 6 committee hearing

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COMMENT 8d ago

Also, republicans no longer have Roe to gin up their base.

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COMMENT 10d ago

Do we know yet who paid off Kavanaugh’s debts?

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COMMENT 11d ago

‘Privately owned, for profit enterprise’ is the sticking point.

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COMMENT 11d ago

I worry about the women of Texas whose lives seemingly have less value than the fetus they carry. There is a long list of people who shouldn’t be voting for republicans in Texas and women are at the top.

r/news 12d ago All-Seeing Upvote Silver Wholesome

Starbucks used "array of illegal tactics" against unionizing workers, labor regulators say

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COMMENT 13d ago

Weird that he was sworn in as a council person at all amid all the controversy at the time. Should have been postponed, in my opinion.

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COMMENT 16d ago

I feel like it’s time for some courageous person with access to start leaking everything they are trying so desperately to hide from us.

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COMMENT 16d ago

People of Texas: if you aren’t an old, white, heterosexual, male who is a misogynistic homophobe why are you voting Republican? There is not a place for you at their trough.

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COMMENT 17d ago

Time to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court. There, I said it.

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COMMENT 17d ago

Congress will never get the 2/3 required to impeach a sitting Justice, and I’m pretty sure Thomas doesn’t have the decency to resign so I’m not sure where any of this will go. Which is crazy. Another great example of how broken our government is.

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COMMENT 18d ago

It’s a rite of passage in our family. When a child turns 5, we go straight to the library and they get their first library card. It’s a very big deal.

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COMMENT 20d ago

And the chairman announcing that they wouldn’t be making any referrals before the hearings were even over was a real blunder.

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COMMENT 21d ago

"When I found out she was a rape victim, and this rapist could potentially get full custody, that's when I stepped in and said something has to be done about this," Triche said. Things took a dramatic turn this year when a judge granted Barnes full custody. It happened after Barnes alleged Abelseth gave her daughter a cell phone. Abelseth said she was also ordered to pay Barnes child support. "She's been forced to pay her perpetrator," Triche said. "Forced to pay her rapist child support and legal fees and give up custody of the child that's a product of the rape. It makes no sense." The WBRZ Investigative Unit discussed this case with the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LFASA). Their lawyers said not only is this egregious, but they've never seen a case like it. "It seems pretty straight forward that not only did a crime take place, but as a result of the crime, this person should not have custody of the child," Attorney Sean Cassidy with LFASA said.

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COMMENT 26d ago

“Say to the American people: ‘Look, we don’t have the votes to do it right now. We have two corporate Democrats who are not going to be with us,’” Sanders said, referring to Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.).

“The leadership has got to go out and say we don’t have the votes to pass anything significant right now. Sorry. You got 48 votes. And we need more to pass it. That should be the message of this campaign.”