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Le chef de la majorité républicaine au Sénat #McConnell confirme que le choix de #Trump à la #CourSuprême pour remplacer #Ginsburg aura son vote. Ce qui implique qu'il a ses 50 voix de sénateurs pour procéder à la confirmation au plus vite. Ite missa est.
2) Pourquoi les républicains du Sénat priveraient-ils #Trump et eux-mêmes du contrôle conservateur de la #CourSuprême pour des années au motif d'1 année présidentielle? Car ils en ont privé #Obama il y a 4 ans au même motif? Non, politique et pas morale👇
3) Et l'appel de #Biden et nombre de sénateurs démocrates à la "conscience" des républicains sur ce vote pour la #CourSuprême semble décalé, voire lunaire, à l'ère #Trump de radicalité partisane et de violence politique. D'autant qu'il a toujours échoué.
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Trump will nominate a #SupremeCourt replacement to #RBG next week. #McConnell will bring the nomination to a vote in the Senate before election day. Why stacking courts is the next step to lawlessness and how it is done: thread 👇🏽 #supremecourtnominee #VOTEBIDEN
Mafia states' rulers install loyal people in the key position of power. Thread by @ZarinaZabrisky and @LuluLemew 👇🏽👆
Here is some history of Trump's nominations and stacking courts.
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La juge progressiste #RuthBaderGinsburg de la #CourSuprême est morte à 87 ans. A 45 jours de l'élection présidentielle, dans un pays déjà déchiré et enflammé. #Trump et les conservateurs du Sénat veulent la remplacer. Véritable test pour la démocratie US
washingtonpost.com/local/obituari…
2) Car le problème est simple: les juges conservateurs forment 1 majorité à 5 contre 4 à la Cour Suprême depuis les nominations de Thomas et Souter sous Bush Sr, il y a 30 ans. #Trump et les républicains du Sénat peuvent la passer à 6 contre 3 en remplaçant #Ginsburg...
3)...et alors me direz vous, #Trump est président jusqu'au 20 janvier 2021, les républicains ont la majorité au Sénat jusqu'au 6 janvier 2021, ils sont dans leur droit de vouloir remplacer #Ginsburg, les démocrates n'avaient qu'à gagner les élections...thehill.com/homenews/senat…
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Dans la nuit, séisme politico-judiciaire aux Etats-Unis avec la mort de Ruth Bader Ginsburg (#RBG) juge à la Cour suprême depuis 1993.
Avant quelques réflexions sur les conséquences de ce décès, il convient de rappeler qui elle était.
Née en 1933 à Brooklyn dans une famille d’immigrés juifs de Russie, #RBG fit de brillantes études d’abord à l’université Cornell, puis à la fac de droit de Harvard (où elle est une des rares femmes de sa promotion) et à celle de Columbia 2/
En 1956, à Harvard, reçu à dîner par le doyen de la fac de droit avec ses condisciples féminines, leur hôte lui demande pourquoi elle prend la place d’un homme ?!
#RBG est une des étudiantes les plus brillantes dont le talent et le sérieux mettent à mal les clichés misogynes 3/
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A friend writes:

"Evidence #BreonnaTaylor case cop shot by loose cannon partner, not Breonna's boyfriend #KennethWalker." /1
Remember this #BreonnaTaylor news is 9/1 dated so there may be more recent updates.

"This isn't the newest article, but the best I've seen with forensic facts to figure out what actually happened to #BreonnaTaylor, and her boyfriend #KennethWalker. /2
"#BreonnaTaylor is repeatedly mentioned in intl news coverage abt #protest, not facts. For example, I've heard it on @BBCWorld. This article shows that #protestors are onto somethng. #Louisville justice for #Black people / #AfricanAmericans is dirty all the way to the top. /3
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🔴 Senate #Republicans have KILLED 400 bills passed by the House, most w/ GOP votes. #Dems need to win 4 seats (3 if #Harris is VP). 6 races are tossups: CO-Gardner, GA-Perdue, IA-Ernst, ME-Collins, MT-Daines, NC-Tillis.

thread: Bills Killed by Senate GOP newsweek.com/mitch-mcconnel…
🔴 BIPARTISAN Bills PASSED by the House but KILLED by Senate #Republicans:

Climate Action Act
Raise Minimum Wage
Violence vs Women Act
Corporate Transparent Act
Enhanced Background Checks
Gold Star Family Relief Act
Save the Internet Act
Equality Act
🔴 BIPARTISAN Bills PASSED by the House but KILLED by Senate #Republicans #2

Paycheck Fairness Act
Protect Preexisting Conditions Act
Lower Prescription Drugs Act
Ban Offshore Drilling Act
Invest in Maine Street Act
Lower Prescription Drugs Act #2
#STEM education
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#BreonnaTaylor news & facts via a friend. Remember this is 9/1 dated news so there may be more recent updates.

"This isn't the newest article, but the best I've seen with forensic facts to figure out what actually happened to Breonna Taylor, and her boyfriend Kenneth Walker. /1
"#BreonnaTaylor is repeatedly mentioned in intl news coverage abt #protest, not facts. For example, I've heard it on @BBCWorld. This article shows that #protestors are onto somethng. #Louisville justice for #AfricanAmericans is dirty all the way to the top. /2
"Currently @kyoag Cameron is in waiting to announce charges for #cops. He's in a tough spot w/the global #blackwomen focus on #BreonnaTaylor's cop-scandalous demise. /3
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1/ A conservative friend of mine argued at various times and in different contexts (including racial preferences or affirmative action), that slavery ended in 1865, he had nothing to do with it, so why don't African-Americans "just get over it." #RaceMatters
2/ Yes, slavery ended in 1865 and while it contributed greatly to the wealth of white America, African-Americans were given nothing in return as the government reneged on its promise of 40 acres and a mule after the end of the Civil War. #RaceMatters pbs.org/wnet/african-a…
3/ Compare this to the Homestead Act of 1866 which transferred an area of land in the west the size of CA and TX (10% of all US land) to whites who need only improve it for 5 years and file a deed. aeon.co/ideas/land-and… #RaceMatters
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1) D. #Trump a 74 ans aujourd'hui. Fait historiquement rarissime en 230 ans d'avoir 1 président aussi âgé à la Maison Blanche, seul Ronald Reagan avait franchi ce seuil en février 1985 mais c'était déjà son second mandat...
2)...au delà de #Trump, il y a un vieillissement notable des élites dirigeantes US en 2020: la speaker #Pelosi a 80 ans révolus, le chef de la majorité au Sénat McConnell 78 ans... que le présidentiable démocrate #Biden atteindra en novembre. 1 telle convergence est aussi inédite
3) Au Congrès US, ce vieillissement fort est déjà 1 conséquence de l'absence de limitation de cumul mandats d'élus fédéraux dans le temps- qui existe pour beaucoup de gouverneurs.#Pelosi en est à son 17e mandat consécutif à la Chambre, #McConnell à la fin de son 6e au Sénat...
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@murphelaw 2062: That's when Trump's leading pick for his next Supreme Court nominee would retire, if she left the bench at 90.

She's #conservative Amy Coney Barrett, who describes herself as #prolife & pro-#gun. #VoteBiden heritage.org/courts/comment…
@murphelaw #McConnell has spent so much time NOT passing any of the 400+ laws that already passed the House & instead packing the federal courts w/ lifetime-appointed judges that even #SusanCollins complained she'd like to pass a bill or 2.

I'm pretty sure she wrote him a letter about it.
@murphelaw Love of my life Joe Sullivan is developmentally disabled & incredibly wise. He was sent to prison to die at 13 after a 1-day trial in which his "lawyer" presented no defense. #Police threw out the DNA evidence collected. A landmark #SCOTUS decision set him free. #VoteBiden #BLM
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@GOP @SenShelby @senatemajldr as an Alabamian & American citizen, these firings of good ppl just doing their job is deeply concerning to me & should be to you. Trump atracks public servants of good character & installs unqualified sycophants & you help him make it happen. The 1/
fact the @GOP is complicit means he has dirt on you or you're willing to betray America, the ppl & our civil servants to please a man that you KNOW is unfit for office. I see zero semblance of the R party that I was once proud to support. I'm totally baffled by t/capitulation 2/
since almost every one of you said he was unfit to serve BEFORE he won the nomination. Trump is destroying norms, shredding the constitution, decimating government agencies, & destroying our standing in the world & you stand by as an accessory to his crimes. The precedents 3/
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First, #Pelosi pushes through a #PatriotAct extension.

Now #McConnell wants to give #Barr power to go through your browsing history without a warrant.

Do you see how the parties work together to maintain the system while distracting voters with sideways claps and torn paper?
Context:

"By tucking the measure into a must-pass bill, House Speaker Pelosi forced many members who oppose the Patriot Act to vote in favor of its extension."

If you want to change the system, vote for #DownBallotProgressives like @ShahidForChange

newrepublic.com/article/155793…
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In March 2016, @BarackObama nominated Merrick Garland to a position as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court. At the time @senatemajldr refused to hold hearings saying that the American people would deserve to be heard In the Presidential election that was 9 months away.1/6
In fact, #McConnell refused to hold hearings even though the Senate had confirmed Garland several times before for lower court benches. Now, that same Senate leader is saying that, should an opening on #SCOTUS occur before this fall’s election, now only 7 months away, he (2/6)
would certainly move it through. Even without a #SCOTUS opening, and in the face of important bills needed to help the country through the pandemic, #McConnell is going to call the Senate back to push through lower court appointments that are extremely important in their (3/6)
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MAR 22 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 1: GLOBAL 316,659 w 13,600 DEATHS Beginning at 9AM Most stories WaPo Live Updates.
Derek Hawkins, Kim Bellware, Lateshia Beachum, Adam Taylor and Brittany Shammas
tinyurl.com
Or link is in tweet SEE EARTHQUAKE in #Croatia below
MAR 22 #COVIDー19 #MDTHREAD 2: #Trump still #MAGA lying. “I invoked the Defense Production Act, and last night, we put it into gear,” Trump said on FRI Infomercial. NO, per @FEMA chief
“No. We haven’t yet,” FEMA Admin #Gaynor said Sunday on @CNN’s #SOTU “State of the Union.”
MAR 22 #COVIDー19 #MDTHREAD 3: #DUBAI#UAE flagship carrier, #Emirates, announced Sunday that it would move to suspend all passenger flights by Wed in response to #COVID19 .
we cannot viably operate passenger services until countries re-open their borders.
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MAR 15 #COVID19 MD THREAD 1 : #DrFauci and @MartyMakary (NY Surgeon and with @JohnsHopkinsSPH) SAY YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN...Bunker down. MAKARY said yesterday there are 100,000 to 500,000 cases in #US right now. SEE Next Tweet with ADVICE on #SelfQuarantine. @AMSA_News @maddow @CNN
MAR 15 #COVID19 MD THREAD 2: Here from @MarketWatch ..a bit long and repetitive but overall good.
HOW TO #SelfMonitor and #SelfQuarantine if not ILL yet and AFTER becoming ILL... tinyurl.com/rlwkqlb
THERES A LOT OF CONFUSION Read this and Keep and Share. WASH YOUR HANDS.
MAR 15 #COVID19 MD THREAD 3: NOW COME the DEATHS #Europe seeing staggering rises in death tolls. #Spain’s doubled in last 24 hours to 288.
#Italy experienced its deadliest day yet with 368 new deaths, bringing the total to 1,809.
#Irelland PUBS CLOSING #PaddyDay #Pope in #Rome
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Quand #Trump narre par le menu à des gros donateurs lors d'1 levée de fonds en Floride l'exécution de #Soleimani, le fait marquant n'est pas tant le flou des motifs. Il est dans 1 président d'1 #démocratie qui rend compte seulement à ceux qui (le) paient. washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…
2) Et aussi choquant pour certains soit ce mépris de #Trump pour le secret-défense, relatif à sa personnalité, il disparaîtra avec lui. Mais que des présidents en exercice soient contraints pour leur réélection d'aller "faire les beaux" auprès de milliardaires pourrait bien durer
3) Du point de vue du financement politique comme socle de la démocratie US, #Trump n'est qu'1 symptôme- et non la cause- d'1 dérégulation complète depuis 20 ans et la loi McCain/Feingold de 2002, dernier vain essai bipartisan pour limiter l'influence de l'argent en politique…
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FRIENDS:

The Dem leadership has completely botched #impeachment.

I say this because we MUST be willing to speak the truth, even when it's not popular or comforting.
Trump should have been impeached for crimes against humanity at the border, not just a #Ukraine phone call.

And it should have happened in January.

But the Dem leadership knows that Democrats are also culpable in the caging of children, so they punted.
With all #Pelosi's "brilliant 7-D chess long game" she failed to move a single GOP vote and polls flatlined after the #ImpeachmentHearings.

In the end, #McConnell will use this opportunity to tie up Sanders & Warren at a critical moment in the campaign, while going after Biden.
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BOTCHED #IMPEACHMENT

Sorry to burst the "trust #Pelosi's brilliant long game" bubble, but this impeachment is an epic fail.

First, the #ImpeachmentHearings didn't move one GOP vote. In fact, not impeaching when Trump ADMITTED a quid pro quo gave Republicans time to close ranks.
Second, focusing so narrowly on #Ukraine effectively gives Trump and his accomplices a free pass for egregious abuses, including crimes against humanity on the border.

And now #McConnell can make a big show of acquittal...
#Impeachment should have taken place in January to send a message to the country and the world that we don't tolerate brazen abuse of power and incitement of white supremacist terror.

But #Pelosi and Dem leaders were busy playing 7-D chess, ignoring progressive activists...
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THREAD - THE #IMPEACHMENT CHARADE

(Note: If you're offended by someone refusing to cheerlead for #Pelosi and Dem leaders, I'd suggest you avoid this thread.)

Let's break it down. We've had weeks of #ImpeachmentHearings to "inquire" about what Trump FREELY admitted on October 3.
THE #IMPEACHMENT CHARADE

And these hearings came after months of Dem leaders refusing to #ImpeachTrump for:

Torturing migrant kids.

Violating the #EmolumentsClause.

Assaulting the First Amendment.

Obstructing justice with #Mueller.

Inciting #WhiteSupremacist terrorism.
THE #IMPEACHMENT CHARADE

Apparently #Pelosi's brilliant "long game" was to give Trump a pass on ALL his numerous egregious abuses of power, and to wait for a #whistleblower to magically appear.

And the ultimate offense was not kidnapping brown children, but coming for #Biden.
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Welcome to the Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending November 10, 2019. With Congress on recess this week, we are going to do things a bit differently this week. We are going to take a dive into #McConnellsGraveyard.
#MoCTrack 1/33
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#GOP keeps trotting out their tired talking point about the “do-nothing-Dems” and all we can concentrate on is #Impeachment.

NOT TRUE.

What you’ll find below are 30 bills of the 300+ that #McConnell has stalled in the Senate.

#MoCTrack #DemCast 2/33
demcastusa.com/2019/11/10/mit…
HR 1 - #ForThePeople

A bill that would improve voting rights, fix campaign finance regulations, and mandate ethics and accountability reforms.
💯 over 100 co-sponsors (236)

#MoCTrack #McConnellsGraveyard 3/33
vox.com/2019/3/8/18253…
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McConnell Pulls Funding Bill with Shaheen Pro-Abortion Amendment breitbart.com/politics/2019/…
Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) withdrew an overseas spending bill last week that would have provided #665million for “family planning and reproductive health care” overseas and funds for the pro-abortion #UNPopulationFund
#McConnell withdrew State Foreign Operations (SFOPs) bill after #NewHampshire Dem Sen. #JeanneShaheen inserted an amendment into the bill to provide support to groups that promote #abortions overseas – a move that would have clearly undermined Trump admin’s pro-life policies.
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#IMPEACHMENT MADE SIMPLE:

1. House Dems can #ImpeachTrumpNow with their majority. No more evidence is required.

2. Senate Republicans will almost certainly vote to acquit.

3. Trump will be impeached for history but not removed.

4. Dems can then focus on sweeping in 2020.
#IMPEACHMENT MADE SIMPLE (2)

The only remote possibility of Trump leaving office early is if #McConnell and other GOP leaders think he's too much of a liability to their rightwing power grab and push him to resign.

But like I said, "remote."
#IMPEACHMENT MADE SIMPLE (3)

Arguments for waiting to schedule a vote are:

1. Gather more facts.
2. Exert more pressure.
3. Get more evidence against his accomplices.

None of those outweigh the fact that he harms people every day and #impeachment is an urgent moral imperative.
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🔥@FrankFigliuzzi1: Don’t be surprised if FBI counter-intelligence div is looking at that (Deripaska) aluminum factory deal in Kentucky. Why does McConnell for years just not want to hear the truth abt Russia? It just begs the Q: Is there a flow of money? Is there a compromise??
@FrankFigliuzzi1 @NicolleDWallace 🤯It's nuts that US lifted #sanctions for close Putin ally #Deripaska—who Manafort briefed during #Russia's attack! That #McConnell stopped a bipartisan effort to reverse it, then got a Russian alum plant in #Kentucky smells of corruption if not compromise.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-a…
@FrankFigliuzzi1 @NicolleDWallace 🤯Not only did McConnell push to lift sanctions for Putin's pal #Deripaska. But Mitch's Kentucky taxpayers must give the Russian oligarch's Rusal $15,000,000 to help Russia get a foothold in US economy! Of course, #MoscowMitch denies knowing about any "Russian investor."🤔#maddow
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1. Trump is in Iowa. @JoeBiden likely planned his trip to be there at the same time knowing that would bait Trump into giving Joe the news cycle. Trump's first stop was at an ethanol plant. I make his crowd as less than 300. Trump in Iowa at Ethenol plant crown view as he leaves.  IMO less than 300. He likely had more in his security detail.
2. Trump about to arrive at Iowa GOP dinner. He stayed clear of the @IowaSoybeans folks he's destroying with tariffs but in a few minutes we will see how the Iowa state @GOP, whose major constituency has been economically harmed by Trump tariff policy, welcomes the #OrangeMenace.
3. Love to have somebody doing still photography there. I miss the @AP.
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