Daily Archive: 07/27/2017

Jul 27 2017

The Trumpcare Play

Remember, our sites deal in only the most scurrilous rumors and speculation. By necessity this post is kind of sketchy because at this point there is no Bill. Now the grand plan is transparent- bulldoze through whatever will pass and toss it to the House/Senate Conference Committee so that they can, in secret, produce something …

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Jul 27 2017

The Russian Connection: The Russian Mob

Update 16:24: This just dropped at TPM: Felix Sater, who worked obtaining financing for Trump projects including the Trump SoHo, told TPM that the “peace plan” came up in the course of his attempts to broker an agreement to sell energy abroad from Ukraine’s nuclear power plants with Andrii Artemenko, at the time a Ukrainian parliamentarian. The plan was to refurbish …

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Jul 27 2017

Rattle Shaking Shamen

This particular piece by the inestimable Dean Baker is about Economics but could just as easily apply to any other form of Academic Credentialism. How about a little accountability for economists when they mess up? Dean Baker, The Guardian Thursday 27 July 2017 Suppose our fire department was staffed with out-of-shape incompetents who didn’t know …

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Jul 27 2017

Pondering the Pundits

“Pondering the Pundits” is an Open Thread. It is a selection of editorials and opinions from> around the news medium and the internet blogs. The intent is to provide a forum for your reactions and opinions, not just to the opinions presented, but to what ever you find important. Thanks to ek hornbeck, click on …

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Jul 27 2017

About That Recess Appointment

Maybe not so much. While in Robert’s Rules a “Motion to Adjourn” is always in order (meaning it can be brought forward at any time), is undebatable, and requires a mere majority, the Senate Rules are different and, technically, we’re talking about a recess, not adjournment which would effectively end the current session of Congress …

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Jul 27 2017

The Breakfast Club (Frustration)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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