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Today was a disaster for Trump as the Supreme Ct. gave him a huge loss on his tax returns & financial records. Setting the stage for us to find out why #AllRoadsLeadToPutin with him.

Speaker Pelosi's reaction, below! But first, a word for our "ill-informed" Sec. of Education.🔥
SCOTUS handed Trump one of his worst days ever – rejecting his ridiculous stance that he's basically a king.

Both Gorsuch and Kavanaugh joined the 7-2 decision preserving our #ChecksAndBalances and affirming what Madam Speaker has always said: #NoOneIsAboveTheLaw.
The Supreme Court gave Congress (and NY prosecutors) a path to get Trump's records. Madam Speaker made it crystal clear that the House intends to pursue that path.

Unlike Senate GOP, House Dems take their oversight responsibility seriously. #NoOneIsAboveTheLaw
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I keep thinking abt Groupthink, defined as: "the process in which bad decisions are made by a group because its members do not want to express opinions, suggest new ideas, etc. that others may disagree with." But doesn't rule by executive fiat encourage.../1 #COVID19 #coronavirus
....this very dynamic? True, executive fiat can be about one overzealous individual seizing/abusing power, but another downside is that it can create an over-focus on one perspective or one type of idea: Executives surrounded by yes-men = groupthink. By contrast..../2
the legislative process allows a variety of voices to be heard. So to all you state legislators out there: Demand special sessions. Demand your seat at the table. To all you voters out there: Call your state legislators & demand the same. /3 #COVID19 #coronavirus
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Mitch McConnell on the Senate impeachment trial: "I'm going to take my cues from the president's lawyers." #ChecksAndBalances
Here's Mitch McConnell casually admitting his rationale for not allowing a hearing on Merrick Garland in 2016 was a lie
Correction: While McConnell's explanation for why he didn't allow a hearing on Garland has been inconsistent, in March 2016 he did cite the fact that at the time two different parties controlled the WH and Senate. So "lie" is a bit harsh. nytimes.com/2018/10/08/us/…
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BEFORE READING THIS THREAD, do you think this statement is TRUE or FALSE?

Despite being a documented #epidemic for decades, @HHSGov's #CenterForDiseaseControl(@CDCgov) intentionally obstructs its collecting #statistics on what causes at least 10% of deaths NEEDLESSLY every year.
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HINT: You already know of these systemic #DataScams due to #PublicCorruption & #RegulatoryCapture:

🤥#HackedVoting/#illegitimateResults
🤥#UScensus is maliciously biased
🤥#Gerrymandering

Thread coming soon about #CauseOfDeath #DataFraud

#AmericanSwamp #MedicalControlFraud
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ANOTHER HINT: My inability to escape intrahospital, interhospital & health/disability insurers’ #ConspiracyAgainstRights using #MedicalControlFrauds exposes motive of the right answer.

Watch this video later to understand #PublicCorruption by example📽️
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The #UCRegents suing #UCLAHealth’s radiologist & #UCLA professor Robert Lufkin MD (CA lic#G43135) is like the clichés about irony:

👏The pot calling the kettle black
👏People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
👏Birds of a feather flock together
dailybruin.com/2010/04/19/uc-…
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The state of California’s #UCRegents suing Robert Lufkin MD is suspicious to me, as I have reason to think Lufkin is a suspected #MandatedReporter #Accomplice of the #UCRegents & #UCLAHealth’s #CriminallyFraudulentPrivateMarketDiscipline that depends on #RegulatoryCapture.
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@EricHolder has asked an important question:

#When was #America #ever #great?

I realize that there is a nearly unavoidable tendency to snort and spew one's coffee when they hear or read his question for the first time. But, honestly, isn't it worth the exercise to answer it?
So, @EricHolder, I'm going to do just that, and I'm going to ask my ragtag bag of followers and detractors to contribute as well.

I'm going to offer my evidence of moments of American greatness. And I'm going to ask those that read this thread to do the same.
But wait!

There's more!

I'm going to ask my detractors and antagonists (are you seeing this @fedupaton) to contribute as well, and will welcome from them both moments of greatness and moments of shame.
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Trump’s declaration of a national emergency is contrived & without factual basis. He even admitted he "didn't need to do it." It's an autocratic move--unconstitutional. Trump cannot make appropriation decisions; that's Congress' constitutional power. 1/3

#FakeNationalEmergency
There's already strong bipartisan pushback against Trump. Congress will use the statutory process to terminate the declaration. Lawsuits have been or are about to be filed--@Public_Citizen, @CREWcrew, @AGBecerra, @protctdemocracy, @ACLU. 2/3

#RuleOfLaw

thehill.com/homenews/house…
Even if Trump can show that the declaration is constitutional, legally, he must show that using the funds is for the "national defense." There’s little chance he can convince the courts of this.

This wall will never happen. 3/3

#ChecksAndBalances

vox.com/2019/2/15/1822…
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Top Myths About #Asylum and why you should care:

Myth: Asylum seekers should file at US consulates in their home countries.

Reality: Asylum can only be sought at the border or inside the US. US consulates do not accept asylum applications.
Myth: Asylum seekers must present themselves at a port of entry.

Reality: The law (8 USC 1158) specifically says a person may apply for asylum whether they enter legally or not.

They can be technically prosecuted for unlawful entry, but that doesn't prevent asylum.
Myth: Asylum is only for political persecution, not for fear of gangs and terrorists.

Reality: There is NO requirement in the law that an asylum seeker's fear be politically based.

I've won many gang and terrorist related cases.
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Can someone explain to me when the @GOP stopped ignoring fiscal responsibility?
Can someone explain to me why @GOP claimed to be the party of Moral Values but continues to support a person like @realDonaldTrump?

#values
Can you explain to me why you wouldn't want another party in power for the Senate or House when you believe in the Constitution and checks and balances?

#ChecksAndBalances
#Midterms2018
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#WhyWeResist (THREAD) Renowned spiritual leader John Neuhas once said:
"Genuine #tolerance does not mean ignoring differences as if differences made no difference. Genuine tolerance means engaging differences w/in a bond of #civility & #respect." #CampaignforCivility 1/
Neuhas was not completely right. #Fascists, #WhiteSupremacists, Nazis, bigots, etc. lambast progressives for not tolerating their views. But hateful extremists use #tolerance merely as a tool to gain acceptance & obtain power. #CampaignforCivility #WhyWeResist 2/
Once fascists & bigots are in power, they vilify all who are different, all who dare to disagree. They only care about one thing: consolidating their power. #CampaignforCivility #WhyWeResist 3/
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