According to Chuck Todd, host of @MTPDaily, this tweet is a “tell” that Donald Trump is panicked about the effort from 18 Republican Attorneys General to challenge the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in court▶️seeking to end protections for those with pre-existing conditions. #LieGate
⚡️It’s certainly not a good look for Republicans less than 3 weeks from the November Election.
▶️Neither is talking about separating more children from their parents and putting them in cages
▶️Neither is talking about stripping Social Security & Medicare programs
▶️Neither is protecting the murderers of a respected journalist, then using money as the reason and inflating the numbers while you’re doing it
🇺🇸Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, who is on EMILY's LIST and running for U.S. Congress in #Florida's 26th District, immigrated to the United States with her mother and sisters to better their lives. At first, they lived in a small one-room apartment and her mother worked double shifts.
⚡️Mucarsel-Powell @DebbieforFL started work at age 15, earned a scholarship for college where she received a bachelor's degree in Political Science, then paid her way by working through graduate school—earning a Master’s Degree in Int'l Political Economy from Claremont University
💥For the past 20 years, she has worked for nonprofit organizations: the Hope Center, Zoo Miami Foundation, the Coral Restoration Foundation & at the College of Health at Florida International University & the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.
🐬It's getting closer and closer to the midterm elections and #Democrats need to #FlipTheSenate. If you can contribute—great—if not, there are other ways to help: by following their account, tweeting about them, spreading the word, volunteering, getting others to contribute, etc.
🐦Let's start with Heidi Heitkamp @SenatorHeitkamp, running for U.S. Senate in #NorthDakota. Please follow, tweet, contribute, volunteer, anything you can do, she is in a tight race.
🇻🇪Seems like Donald Trump is mentioning Venezuela a lot lately. Could someone possibly think that military action ("It’s a regime that, frankly, could be toppled very quickly by the military if the military decides to do that.") by the United States is appropriate right now?
💣In 2017, Trump said he was "not going to rule out a military option" in Venezuela but thanks to cooler heads—both inside the U.S. and outside—he was overruled.
🗣️When you see #RedTideRick Scott in the #Florida panhandle helping hurricane (cane-ado? hurricane+tornado) victims wearing that all-important NAVY hat, remember what he said: “I made more money selling soft drinks on the ship than I did getting my pay."
🔥🔥As Frank Cerabino from the @palmbeachpost points out, Scott made lots of money (1970-72) from buying lots of soda before setting sail, then price gouging his fellow shipmates who were very thirsty and had no other choice.
🔥Cerabino also points out that during hurricanes, a fair amount of price gouging goes on as well.
💥Cerabino: "Because in hurricanes, people also try to take advantage of short supplies and heavy demand in various unsavory ways."
This is INSANE!!
Rick Scott is trying to RAM through 3 conservative Supreme Court justice picks BEFORE his term ends & AFTER they are forced to retire because of a mandatory age 70 limit—a window that could be only hrs. All 3 justices have opposed Scott in major cases.
👨⚖️👩⚖️👩⚖️All three justices: Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente & Peggy Quince are scheduled to leave on January 8, 2019—Scott says midnight.
💣Scott's term ends the exact same day, but he believes his term officially ends the next day (1/9/19) at noon when the new Governor is sworn in.
🛑There's an intermediary step: the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Committee (JNC) is supposed to come up with a list of replacement candidates for the three justices for the 7-member court before the decision is made.
🚅So Scott ordered the commission to start in mid-Sept!
What do Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah & Washington have in common?
There are lot of considerations when evaluating the amendments on Florida's ballot this year. The League of Women Voters did some research and these are their recommendations. #FlaPol #Vote
Amendment 1 ❎
Oppose. The League has a position that “no tax sources or revenue should be specified, limited, exempted, or prohibited in the Constitution.” lwvfl.org/amendments/ame…
Amendment 2 ❎
The league opposes 2 for the same reason as 1.
1. In a deposition taken under oath #Trump with #AtlanticCity casino regulators, #Trump claimed he didn't recall if he wrote a character reference letter for a convicted felon awaiting sentencing for cocaine trafficking
2.#Trump met with the Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) officials in September 1990 about his relationship with Joseph #Wechselbaum, who was released from jail same year serving jail time for Tax Charges and dealing cocaine
#Florida: "Mail-in ballots are 10 times more likely to be tossed out than votes cast on Election Day or at early voting sites... The rejection rate for Hispanic and black voters was almost twice the rate for white voters." miamiherald.com/opinion/editor…
#Florida: 28,000 mail-in ballots were rejected in 2016 and 24,000 in 2012.
#Florida study finds "mail ballots were 10 times more likely to be rejected than votes cast at early #voting sites or on #election day" and "ballots cast by youngest voters, blacks and Hispanics were much more likely to be rejected."
STUDY: "Younger and racial and ethnic minority voters casting Vote By Mail ballots were at least twice as likely as older and white voters to have their VBM ballot rejected in the presidential elections of 2012 and 2016." aclufl.org/en/publication…
🔥🔥Trump is furious at Ron DeSantis, the #Florida Congressman who just quit to “flesh out” his Governor campaign! You know the one—with the commercial with the baby in the “Make America Great Again” onesie?
💥But the article points out that Rudy Giuliani was walking the streets on 9/11 because his Emergency Center—which he insisted on locating on the 23rd floor of 7 World Trade Center—in spite of advice from the Police Commissioner was gone.
🍸There are many people who don't believe in the story that Giuliani has recently had a "fall from grace." The article quotes legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin describing Giuliani with “naked aggression and a thirst for attention.” Aggression, meaning refusal to listen to subordinates
Immigration & Customs Enforcement—more commonly known as ICE, is a law enforcement agency of the federal government of the U.S. tasked to enforce the immigration laws of the United States & to investigate criminal and terrorist activity of foreign nationals residing in the U.S.
ℹ️ICE has two primary components: Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). It is an agency under the jurisdiction of Homeland Security and was established in 2003 following the 9/11 tragedy.