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If Elizabeth Warren is 'Pocahontas,' then Donald Trump is 'Caligula,' Chicago Tribune

Was just wondering how we are going to get rid of the Second Coming of Caligula when I ran across this article in the Chicago Tribune:

I think the US will have to go through a long Reconstruction Period after this disastrous presidency has ended. Hope this ends well.

Iowa is DONE with Joni Ernst

Mitch McConnell At Nexus Of Increased Russian Leverage On U.S. Rachel Maddow MSNBC

Does anyone know how to say "Hello Russian Mob" in Russian?

Elizabeth Warren's "Public Option" for the Internet

Jeffrey Epstein is gone, but allegations against powerful associates linger

The sudden death of multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein on Saturday leaves loose ends, now unlikely to be resolved, in the investigation into the sex-trafficking network he allegedly ran with the help of associates, including British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell.

Even before his death, with Epstein behind bars for the past month, some of the focus had shifted to others who either were aware of or possibly participated in the exploitation of underage girls and young women. Epstein traveled the world, often with an entourage of young women, and maintained homes in Palm Beach, Manhattan, Paris, New Mexico and on his private island in the Caribbean.

Elizabeth Warren in Council Bluffs this evening

Warren drew a large crowd and laid out her plan to provide child care, free college tuition paid for by a 2 cent tax on the Uber rich. She also plans to extend Medicare for all, use our military power judiciously and reengage positively with our Allies.

Bernie (and Warren) Refuse to Take Media's Bait

Progressives Sanders and Warren refuse to join a circular firing squad. Instead of attacking each other,
they focus on promoting their plans in order to help real working people.

Ex-McConnell staffers lobbied on Russian-backed Kentucky project

Source: Politico

Two former top staffers to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have lobbied Congress and the Treasury Department on the development of a new Kentucky aluminum mill backed by the Russian aluminum giant Rusal, according to a new lobbying disclosure.
The disclosure comes as Democrats are pushing the Trump administration to review Rusal’s $200 million investment in the Kentucky project — concerned that the mill will supply the Defense Department — and as McConnell weathers criticism for helping block a congressional effort to stop the investment.

Attention over the sanctions relief deal has focused on McConnell, given his role in halting a bipartisan congressional effort in January to stop the penalties rollback. McConnell told reporters in May that his support for lifting the sanctions was “completely unrelated to anything that might happen in my home state.”

“A number of us supported the administration,” McConnell said. “That position ended up prevailing. I think the administration made a recommendation without political consideration. And that’s — that was how I voted — the reason I voted the way I did.”

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/31/mcconnell-staffers-lobbied-russian-backed-kentucky-project-1442550
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