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#GOPComplicit incumbents represent their donors over constituents.

🇺🇸All states have a moment
🔴All #GOPTraitors have a thread
💵Top donors tagged to rep(s)
📰Negative news in each thread

🔎from:batmanresist ST## / STSEN

Hold them accountable for their actions.
#VoteThemOut
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🗽Great thread by Jesse Lehrich @JesseLehrich! Please follow!

🇺🇸Are these tariffs hurting your state? I might have missed a few, 30+ states are affected!

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Selected list of #indictments for week of June 30, 2018
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1. Luis Rodriguez has been charged with laundering hundreds of thousands in drug proceeds thru Las Vegas real estate and shell corporations to send the proceeds to drug traffickers & money launderers in Mexico.

#drugtrafficking #moneylaundering #mexico

justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/l…
2. Liberian War Criminal Living in Delaware County Convicted of Immigration Fraud and Perjury

#Woewiyu #NPFL #CharlesTaylor #samueldoegovernment #Liberia

justice.gov/usao-edpa/pr/l…
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⚡️So loss of #customaryuse is no big deal in #SouthWalton County?

ℹ️"South Walton currently has over 50 public beach access points, including 8 Regional Public Beach Accesses complete with parking, restroom facilities, and lifeguards."

30a.com/30a-beaches-cu…
🔥EIGHT with parking!

⁉️For an area that is attracting nearly 4 million visitors per year?

🏖️So...probably very difficult to find parking.

🌊And you need to walk BELOW the MEAN HIGH TIDE LINE. Translation: "visitors," i.e. those without beachfront property (or not renting), must walk on wet sand or in the water.

orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives…
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There may be no term in recent history that clearly demonstrates the importance of the Court’s composition more than this term. During the 2017-2018 #SCOTUS term we have seen a rollback in our civil rights:
slate.com/news-and-polit…
✔️Allowing #Ohio to proceed with a process to purge voters for failing to vote. #VotingRights #Husted
✔️Permitting #Texas to use electoral maps that were ruled intentionally racially discriminatory by a federal district court.
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SCANDAL #7
It’s official, FL bill HB 631 is now a law and could affect a beach near you even if you don’t live in Florida. Walton County residents were out in droves yesterday (July 1st) to protest this new law, signed by Governor Rick Scott last month.
wjhg.com/content/news/W…
This new #Florida law invalidates local municipalities' #customaryuse ordinances and effectively locks the general public out of using the best parts of Florida’s beaches—unless they can afford to rent (or buy) beachfront property. Lawsuits are pending. #standyoursand
🚫HB 631 bans local municipalities from adopting ordinances to regulate public access to Florida’s beaches above the mean water line.

⁉️But first, where’s the mean water line?

💥In short, it's where everyone wants to sit when they're at the beach.

orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives…
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There is no such thing as "victimless" child pornography.

Every child who's depicted in videos or images of child pornography is a victim.

At some point, they were sexually abused or tortured to make those videos or images.

These are babies. Young babies. All are victims.
Thank you @FBCSO Fort Bend County Sheriffs Office Deputies who arrested this sick pedophile Ronald Noles

I hope you don't stop investigating

Talk to all of his child-patients

Also thanks to the FBC Jail Corrections Officers

I wouldn't be able to do your job

I'd be in jail
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Selected list of #indictments for June 27, June 28, and June 29, 2018
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1. First Nationwide Undercover Operation Targeting Darknet Vendors Results in Arrests of More Than 35 Individuals Selling Illicit Goods and the Seizure of Weapons, Drugs and More Than $23.6 Million

#darknet #drugtrafficking #weaponstrafficking

justice.gov/opa/pr/first-n…
2. Multiple convictions in federal sex trafficking cases

#childsextrafficking #indianapolis #indiana

justice.gov/usao-sdin/pr/m…
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For ~10 years, we lived the #Texas country life on 10 acres, surrounded on all sides by ranch lands. It was a brisk walk to the end of the driveway to get the mail.

We had (pet) goats, ducks, chickens that were pretty much "free range". Deer and armadillo were daily sightings.
We even had a terrible backyard garden. Here it is in the off-season. If you look carefully, you can see the problem we had.
This is Bob the Texas Bobcat, and he or she had a taste for chickens, ducks, and fawns. Bob was not afraid of us, but also not aggressive.

Bob was a master of stealth (well, not here).
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A short update from @BetoORourke on Tornillo, post tour.

(Video grabbed from facebook.com/betoorourke - a lot more video is available on Facebook including past town halls.)

#Texas #txlege #KeepFamiliesTogether #BetoForTexas
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From what I’ve seen so far at the #Texas border, there are a lot of young girls and their mothers packed into cement cell blocks. They don’t look like criminals to me, but they are definitely fleeing from criminals in their home countries.
Also saw many who slept in a cell with concrete floor under mylar blanket. Shoes still caked with mud. Doors of cells had signs with identifying characteristics like “male juvi 13 under”
My concerns about the humanitarian crisis at the border have not been alleviated. Read more about our trip here ⬇️

wusa9.com/mobile/article…
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Selected list of #indictments for June 21 and June 22, 2018
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1. Federal Grand Jury Indicts West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice.
Charged with Obstruction of Justice and other federal Crimes

#mailfraud #wirefraud #witnesstampering

justice.gov/usao-sdwv/pr/f…
2. Newly Unsealed Federal Indictment Charges Iranian Businessman with Illegally Exporting Nuclear Nonproliferation-Controlled Materials from Illinois

#InternationalEmergencyEconomicPowersAct
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#Texas the TX Republican Party passed this as their platform at their convention last week. It is 58 pages of the craziest sh*t I’ve ever seen & that is saying something on a day like today! #txlege #Retweet #FightBackTexas #Delusional #VoteBlueNoMatterWho texasgop.org/wp-content/upl…
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Cheering on my fellow #Texas #journos from Nashville (where I've got a delayed flite to @DallasLoveField). As a reader, I want a map with where the immigrant kids are, name of contractor, how much paid so far this year by fed taxpayers, how many kids detained. #makeithappen
@DallasLoveField I want to know EVERYTHING re these contractors. What kind of license they possess or last inspection to care for kids. I want to know who their CEOs are, what lawmakers take their money. If they apply restraints on kids. #makeithappen #Texas #journos.
@DallasLoveField #TXjournos: I want to know what capacity is for each center. I want to know which #Texas, fed agency certified them. I want to SEE every PDF that details all protocols of feeding, caring for these kids. I want staffer/doctor/kid ratios. Names of all subcontractors. #MakeItHappen
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#Today's story to #EndFamilySeparation Four months ago, Dad and 4-month-old entered at the Texas/Mexico border and requested #asylum. Dad and child were immediately separated and the baby put in ORR custody. #FamiliesBelongTogether
Dad was detained in a #Texas detention center where @RAICESTEXAS consulted. Dad accepted a deportation to be quickly reunited w/ his infant child. However, the Dad was deported & NOT his child. The now 8-month-old baby has been in ORR custody for 4 months. #EndFamilySeparation
The Mom and Dad now have once weekly Skype calls with their 8-month-old baby. That's right, folks. They Skype with an infant. #EndFamilySeparation #FamiliesBelongTogether
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When #McKinney, #Texas police officer David Eric Casebolt brutally took down a teenage girl at a party in June, he used a form of martial arts "Krav Maga" in which he trained exclusively. These combat techniques were developed by #Israel Forces

thefreethoughtproject.com/u-s-police-rou…
This is a tiny reflection of a larger reality existing in #US law enforcement explaining brutality & militarization characterizing its police force. US cops traveled to learn from 1 of the world's most repressive & dangerous State forces—#Israeli military & intelligence apparatus
#American media political commentator John Miranda recently stated that #US police brutality is directly linked to the training some officers receive in #Israel.
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THREAD: So I’m just leaving the @DeptVetAffairs office in #Austin #Texas. A beautiful new facility with new tv’s, furniture, staff, art, and other fancy schmancy stuff...

cc: @POTUS @GregAbbott_TX
My doctor, which whom I’ve been seeing steadily over the last five years, let’s me in on a little secret. He said the @DeptVetAffairs lacks money to hire more staff, Docs/nurses/clinicians/etc... to support the YUGE amount of #Veterans waiting for care.
Not really a secret, right? We all kinda knew that... Here’s the kicker. Ready for this? Are you sitting down? He said “BUT, there’s a large bucket of money 💰 allotted to BEAUTIFY the #VA clinics throughout #Texas”. (Roughly $10M)
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This morning, I’m visiting with #ChrisKyle, American sniper. No matter how many times I come down here to visit him, I always get choked up and overwhelmed with sadness, respect, the same feeling I would as if I lost a member of my family. Rest easy, brother. #Seal #Vetera
I left Chris with my Froever Grayeful Medal.
Also hung out with a few #Texas #MedalofHonor recipients. #Heroes
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#BREAKING:Still looking for a reason NOT TO VOTE FOR.@GovAbbott?Here's one-DO IT TO END RACE-BASED #SURVEILLANCE. Folks there's a reason THIS HAPPENED IN TX. VOTE FOR.@LupeValdez TO END RACE-BASED SURVEILLANCE
#TheResistance #LupValdez #Racism #CNN #MSNBC
democracynow.org/2018/5/23/the_…
#BREAKING:Congress MUST INVESTIGATE why the #FBI has ganged up with #Texas law enforcement and Gov #GregAbbott's regime to PUT MINORITIES UNDER #SURVEILLANCE simply for what they post on.@Twitter & #Facebook
#TheResistance #Racism #CNN #MSNBC cc.@OfficialCBC.@TheDemocrats.@ACLU
#BREAKING:Congress MUST ALSO INVESTIGATE WHETHER #Twitter and #Facebook ARE WILLING PARTICIPANTS in this seemingly ILLEGAL RACE-BASED #SURVEILLANCE SCHEME cc .@RandPaul.@JacksonLeeTX18 .@RepJeffries
#TheResistance #Racism #RakemBalogun #CNN #MSNBC #FoxNews
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Hey #TEXAS #VotingMatters
Here’s a THREAD of All your Democratic Candidates
& Voting Info (Registration, Vote by Mail, Early Voting, being a Poll Worker with Links
Register by October 9 via here: votetexas.gov/register-to-vo…
Info at mytexasvotes.com & @VoteTexas
#Midterms2018
REGISTRATON in #TEXAS
Register to Vote by OCTOBER 9 #Midterms2018
Check you’re Registered teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do
Register here: webservices.sos.state.tx.us/vrapp/index.asp
Voting Officials here: sos.texas.gov/elections/vote…
Request for Postage Paid Voter Registration Form: webservices.sos.state.tx.us/vrrequest/inde…
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#earlyvote in #TEXAS
Find early voting locations here: sos.state.tx.us/elections/vote…
Or: teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do
Or contact County Election Boards here: sos.state.tx.us/elections/vote…
Early Voting for #Midterms2018: Oct 22, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018 (in person)
Early Voting by Mail return by Nov 6
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Stunning: More American kids have been killed in shootings at their schools this year than U.S. military personnel while on duty washingtonpost.com/news/politics/… @pbump #SantaFe #Texas
UPDATED: More than 214,000 kids have experienced gun violence in school since Columbine washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/… @JohnWoodrowCox @dataeditor @WPLyndaRobinson #SantaFe #NeverAgain
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Part 3. In January of 2000, Koch Industries Inc. agreed to pay $35 million in penalties for leaking 3 million gallons of oil into lakes and streams in six states. In total there were 300 spills across the nation in #Kansas, #Texas,# Oklahoma, #Louisiana, #Missouri and #Alabama.
It was the highest civil fine levied against one company under the Clean Water Act.
The spills killed thousands of fish and birds.
flickr.com/photos/dennisa…
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NEW: Quinnipiac Poll's releases results of a Texas poll re: National Guard, border wall, immigration, gun laws and legal marijuana.

#Texas #Txlege
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Texas voters oppose 53 - 43 percent building a wall along the border with Mexico.

White voters support the wall 54 - 43 percent.

Opposition is 72 - 24 percent among black voters and 72 - 25 percent among Latino voters.

bit.ly/2H65TKD
#Texas #Txlege
Gun Laws:

Texas voters support 55 - 41 percent stricter gun laws in the U.S. and support 94 - 5 percent requiring background checks to all gun buyers.

Voters also support 53 - 42 percent a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons.

bit.ly/2H65TKD
#Texas #Txlege
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How many states do "they" have resolutions from in order to call a Constitutional Convention? There are several organizations pushing a call for a ConCon & they don't agree with each other. In fact the main one, Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force doesn't even agree with itself!
In 2016, the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) uncovered infighting amongst the many organizations. This resulted in Nick Dranias, a lawyer and former director of policy development at the Goldwater Institute, to be ousted from his job as Director of Compact for America.
Because he argued with the BBATF about the count.
prwatch.org/news/2017/08/1…
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