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(1/21) The 2017-18 @HouseGOP had plenty of indictments, #GOPCorruption, and ethical breaches (see my 21-tweet-thread: ). Now meet House GOP freshmen being sworn in on 1/3/19. With their baggage, they'll fit right in.

#CultureOfCorruption #GOPComplicit
(2/21) Ross Spano @RossSpano #FL15
In a clear violation of @FEC campaign finance regs, Spano funded his campaign with large, unreported loans from personal friends. Given the amt & his relatively narrow win margin, it's shocking he is even being seated. (…)
(3/21) Anthony Gonzalez @anthonygonzalez #OH16
In another flouting of @FEC regulations, Gonzalez faced scrutiny for apparently (and illegally) colluding with a supportive Super PAC that was funded solely by - wait for it - Gonzalez's father! (…)
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Thread. #MyLifeAsAResister looking back at 12 months which feels Iike 12 years. So much happened every day, but we put one foot in front of the other, wading through the lies, the chaos, the deconstruction of our institutions. We keep our faith. 1/24
January 2018, for the second time in two years, women and the men who support us, gathered by the millions to send a message. We will not be cowed by a regime that does everything to take away our own agency. My cousin Zigi and I at the #WomensMarch @ZigarinaZigi 2/24
February 2018. Looking for inspiration and wisdom, I went to see Dan Rather, whose book is a must read for resisters. @DanRather spoke eloquently about what he learned from decades of reporting, that we are mighty together, that our core values hold and that it IS up to US. 3/24
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RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - December 17, 2018

(Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on intelligence leaks received from several sources which may or may not be accurate. Other confirmed sources may also be included in this overview.)
Central Banks and Nations worldwide are being forced to accept the new Quantum Financial System (QFS).

The old fiat financial system is dead and being drained of all liquidity.
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1. So @njdotcom published an opinion piece yesterday about how the #BlueWave in NJ was all because of George Norcross and his vote-by-mail efforts.

Apparently they think it wasn't grassroots activism, but the work of one man.
2. Let's be clear, anyone working to GOTV is to be thanked and we're sure Norcross' efforts did help the cause. But we have a bone to pick with the idea that it was all him.
3. For those who didn't know, this past summer @Action2getherNJ organized a huge vote-by-mail push in NJ. Our executive director @WinnKhuong came up with the idea and one of our volunteers Quit. His. Job. to work on putting together a database of voters for us to use.
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Wisconsin, you fought hard to make that #BlueWave happen in your state.

👊You're fight isn't over yet.👊

Republicans are poised to attack and strip power from the offices you voted Democrat for. Don't let them! Tell them: #RespectMyVote on December 3rd!
Today and Tomorrow you can call. Leave a message if you don't get a person!

Don't know what to say? That's ok! Use the script below provided by @WisDems Find out who represents you at:
or call the WI Legislative Hotline. 2/

#RespectMyVote #SigmaStrong
If you have Phoneaphobia (and I totally get that!) you can also sign the Petition at:…

There is always a way to #Resist and if we can find a way to join the fight we will!

#RespectMyVote #SigmaStrong
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So all of us in the #resistance are giving ourselves a big pat on the back for the #BlueWave. After all, we took 40 seats and soon @TeamPelosi will be House Speaker

Great job! We think. After two long years we can finally take it easy.


Yes, it was wonderful to see those Democratic candidates win. And nice to see our effort rewarded.

With control of the House, we now have a Constitutional check on the president PLUS we control more governorships and state legislatures

But there’s still a TON of work to do.
As the past few days have shown, we still have a corrupt president: compromised by Russia, beholden to Saudi Arabia, unwilling to acknowledge basic facts about climate change and seemingly unconcerned about the sanctity of human life.

#TrumpTowerMoscow #Khashoggi
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.@TJCoxCongress has pulled ahead of incumbent Valadao in #CA21.

If the lead holds, that will bring the Dem gains in the house to 40 seats.

This is what a #BlueWave looks like, y'all.

But that's just the beginning. 1/
#tuesdaythoughts #tuesdaymotivation
2/ Of particular note, Democrats won the popular vote by over 9M, the largest margin in US history.

The closest runner-up was the election after Watergate.

History does, indeed, rhyme. #tuesdaythoughts #tuesdaymotivation…
3/ In addition, Democrats netted 300 legislative seats and 7 governorships. Democrats now have full control in 14 states, which will make this year's redistricting efforts more equitable. #tuesdaythoughts #tuesdaymotivation…
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I just got suspended from school for having a hickey on my neck. High schools think it's okay for students to salute to Hitler but apparently tiny marks on our body is what should be condemned. Public school systems, please focus more on disciplining students who practice hate.
To all the people shaming me or saying I was rightly punished for literally having a sex life: I am 17 years old. 16 is the statistical average age to lose your virginity. This is NOT about that though. It's about schools trying to discipline students for the wrong things. FOCUS.
...I didn't think this would blow up. So:

The tribe that welcomed the pilgrims spent Thanksgiving protesting termination. The Trump administration is taking away 321 acres of land from the Mashpee-Wampanoag, Tell legislators to support The Mashpee Reservation Reaffirmation Act.
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Another year, another wild ride. Amid all the ups & downs, we have so much to be thankful for. Let’s review: 1/
We remain thankful for the leadership of the folks at @indivisibleteam, who have continued to offer tools, resources & inspiration. The new Indivisible 2.0 Guide will be invaluable in the fights ahead. Time to go on the offense. 2/
We are thankful that we can say without equivocation: Colorado experienced a #BlueTsunami. Congratulations to the victorious candidates who have given Democrats complete control of CO government for the first time in years. We now expect results. 3/
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1. Despite my ambivalence about Thanksgiving—having to spend it surrounded only by evangelicals invested in the white supremacist mythology of it has me on edge—I do have a lot to be thankful for. I’m thankful to my parents for housing me during a career transition.
2. I’m thankful for good friends and supportive communities, on and offline. I’m grateful for opportunities to work with people and groups like @aejohnsonphd, @ircrc, @CHShumanists. And for my editors and being able to break into new outlets this year, including @ForeignPolicy.
3. I’m also immensely grateful to all of you who have chosen to support my work via @PayPal or @Patreon. That so many of you believe in me enough to help me get financially established as a writer, speaker, and activist means a lot.

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2/"Never one to use a scalpel when there is a machete at hand, the president denounced the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, a dunderheaded move but a reason for giving thanks today because it elicited from Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) 2018’s most exquisitely mixed
3/"metaphor: “He shot from the hip with a sledgehammer instead of using a scalpel.” Sifting through this year’s other detritus, let us also be thankful for the following amusements: Finding fresh reasons for indignation is a challenge in fury-saturated America, but Halsey, a
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What follows is my opinion about Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party.

Y'all know I tend to stay out of partisan stuff 99.9%, so I won't rant about this ad nauseum.

This just needs to be said. A thread.

I'm concerned about the small group of elected House Democrats working to undermine confidence in the Democratic party by unseating the minority leader of the House.

One of this small group is my own House rep, Kurt @RepSchrader, and I'm fuming-mad at this group of mostly-men power grabbing after she's hung in there for so many years.

Didn't we see enough of this misogynistic agenda in Hillary's campaign to learn a lesson?

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Fight for House speaker explodes into national political campaign #SundayMorning #TeamPelosi #BlueWave…
2/"Music legend Barbra Streisand retweeted a list of Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s biggest legislative achievements. Film director Rob Reiner called her “the smartest, toughest strategic thinker in our party.” And tennis champ Martina Navratilova wondered aloud why Pelosi’s job was at risk
3/"but her Senate counterpart’s position was in no such trouble. “Go figure,” Navratilova tweeted. “A man loses and keeps his place, a woman wins and gets booted?!?” While congressional leadership fights have historically revolved around insular matters such as committee
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Oh, this is VERY good news, as expected Cindy Hyde-Smith's nasty, racist mouth is causing her big guess what? Trump's gonna hold a rally there..because it worked SO well for him before 11/6! #BlueWave…
2/"A U.S. Senate runoff that was supposed to provide an easy Republican win has turned into an unexpectedly competitive contest, driving Republicans and Democrats to pour in resources and prompting a planned visit by President Trump to boost his party’s faltering candidate.
3/"Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith stumbled recently when, in praise of a supporter, she spoke of her willingness to sit in the front row of a public hanging if he invited her — words that, in the South, evoked images of lynchings. She has struggled to grapple with the fallout,
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<THREAD> So, I'm going to do something here I've been considering for a while... I think that @SethAbramson's new book, Proof of Collusion, might be a really important publication, depending on how many people read it and what's in it.
I received my copy today. Seth is one of the few "citizen journalists" springing out of the aftermath of the 2016 election that I've come to trust a decent amount. He brings the perspective of both an attorney and an academic, and he sources quite well for Twitter.
The book, as you might surmise, is about Trump's and the Republican Party's relationships with Russia, mostly as it pertains to the 2016 election.
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This is not good news.

These #FiveWhiteGuys

@RepTimRyan, @sethmoulton, @RepPerlmutter, @RepSchrader and @RepBillFoster are leading a small group with tea party tactics to change the rules for how House Speaker is elected.

They are fighting to take down @NancyPelosi.

These #FiveWhiteGuys are willing to go nuclear in order keep the woman most responsible for leading us to, what turned out to be, the greatest Congressional #BlueWave in our party's history from the office she is the most qualified for, by leagues.

Damn, 2016 on repeat.

Because #FiveWhiteGuys ganging up on a far superior woman is just great optics for our new Democrratic majority to embrace.

I thought that shit had happened enough TO our
party, now we have it IN our party.

Such fun, except actually the exact opposite of that.

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We must focus our #DemFuture energies on taking back the Senate. All Class II Senators are up for re-election in 2020.

Class II terms run from the beginning of the 114th Congress on January 5, 2015, to the end of the 116th Congress on January 3, 2021.
#USsenate #BlueWave

Booker, Cory A. (D-NJ)
Coons, Christopher A. (D-DE)
Durbin, Richard J. (D-IL)
Jones, Doug (D-AL)
Markey, Edward J. (D-MA)
Merkley, Jeff (D-OR)
#DemSenate2020 #TakeItBack #USsenate

Peters, Gary C. (D-MI)
Reed, Jack (D-RI)
Shaheen, Jeanne (D-NH)
Smith, Tina (D-MN)
Udall, Tom (D-NM)
Warner, Mark R. (D-VA) #DemSenate2020 #TakeItBack #USsenate
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1/ Ok. I've had some time to sit with the election results, and I've gotta say: it's pretty indisputable that this was a monster #BlueWave. The Tuesday night hot takes, (my own included), are not aging well. At all. The evidence:
2/ It appeared Democrats would gain about 30 House seats and Rs would gain 3-4 Senate seats. Now we're looking at more like 36-40 House seat gains for Dems and Rs with 1-3 Senate seat gains, per @FiveThirtyEight & @CookPolitical.
3/ Democratic House gains keep growing through Friday as large suburban and urban ballots are counted, and Dems have now made the largest gains in the House since Watergate (40 years). The most favorable Senate map for Republicans in 100 years is pulling in a typical reshuffling.
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Keep your head up. The #bluewave isn't over. History shall judge harshly the vote suppressors, the gerrymanderers, the xenophobes, and the protectionists.
Last night was a mixed bag. Here in Virginia, it was exhilarating to watch @JenniferWexton, @SpanbergerVA07 and @ElaineLuriaVA flip three seats and help take the House. There was a clear message of repudiation of Trumpism - voter engagement was at record levels.
But the losses in the Senate, and the high profile races in Texas, Georgia, and Florida is a reminder that the blue wave didn't overwhelm all the protectionist walls erected by the GOP.

Still, keep your head up.
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I'm riding the #BlueWave across North Carolina on #ElectionDay

Follow me as I broadcast from Wilmington, Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Charlotte, and Asheville as part of #WaveCastNC

Support and share your experiences with the #WaveCast team when you #Vote in the #Midterms2018
If you follow me, you know that I love my state.

This is my home.

I know these areas well and I'm thrilled to share them with you.
I've seen and reported on the best and the worst of times in my state.

This is a moment where I can share with you history.

I hope you join me.

#WaveCast #WaveCastNC
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The Democrats whittled away at more of the GOP gains vs 2016 as a number of states (AZ, CO, OR) counted a weekend’s worth of mail-in ballots. What we see now is nearly final as most states have ended #earlyvoting and few mail-in ballots remain.
#Earlyvoting #MAGA #Election2018
The #Republican share of votes cast so far is +0.80% vs 2016. In contrast, the #Democrat share is -0.07%. In total, the Rep-Dem margin vs 2016 is R+0.87%. So the GOP is doing ~153K early votes better in these 13 states than they did in 2016.
#MAGA #Election2018
#Republicans have lifted their share of the vote from 2016 in 9 of the 13 states. #Democrats have done so in just 7 of the 13. Net, the distribution of votes have moved in the #GOP’s favor in 7 states; to the #Dems in 6.
#Earlyvoting #MAGA #Election2018
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#Earlyvoting update:
The #Republican share of votes cast so far is +0.96% vs 2016. In contrast, the #Democrat share is -0.05%. In total, the Rep-Dem margin vs 2016 is R+1.01%. So the GOP is ~170k early votes better in these 13 states than they did in 2016.
#MAGA #Election2018
#Republicans have lifted their share of the vote from 2016 in 9 of the 13 states. #Democrats have done so in just 7 of the 13. Net, the distribution of votes have moved in the #GOP’s favor in 8 states; to the #Dems in 5.
#Earlyvoting #MAGA #Election2018
The final large batch of votes came in from Florida (a few more will trickle in today & tomorrow) and again favored the Democrats, as expected. As a result, the GOP-Dem margin decreased 0.09% since yesterday and 0.29% over the last 24 hours.
#Earlyvoting #MAGA #Election2018
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