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GOP senator claims birth control and HIV testing is not 'actual health care'

By Dan Desai Martin -
December 6, 2019 2:57 PM

Sen. Martha McSally's campaign attacked the health care services provided by Planned Parenthood.

GOP Sen. Martha McSally's campaign is on the attack against Planned Parenthood Arizona, the state's largest sexual health organization, saying it does not provide residents with "actual health care," the Hill reported Friday.

McSally's comments came in response to Planned Parenthood's announcement that it would run ads in Arizona, Colorado, and North Carolina about the Trump administration's restrictions on health care funding that limit how doctors can interact with patients. All three of the states have closely watched Senate races in 2020.

"Senator McSally is focused on providing access to actual health care for women all across Arizona, while Planned Parenthood is only focused on protecting their business model," Dylan Lefler, the Arizona Republican's campaign manager, told the Hill.

Planned Parenthood Arizona serves more than 90,000 Arizona residents, according to its website, offering a wide range of real health care services, including annual well-woman exams, birth control consultation and supplies, HIV testing, emergency contraception, and pregnancy testing. Research from the Guttmacher Institute, a group focused on reproductive health, has shown that providers serving low-income patients, including Planned Parenthood, play a vital role in the public safety net, and may be the only health care available in some areas.


GOP tries to block 2020 Democrats from impeachment in latest stunt

This article is from yesterday and this jerk is fascist....................maybe he should re-read his allegiance to defend and protect the Constitution,
Josh Israel -
December 5, 2019 5:45 PM

Much of the GOP's response to Trump's Ukraine scandal has been to try to divert attention.

Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) is introducing a resolution demanding that the GOP-controlled Senate exclude anyone running for president from participating in Trump's increasingly likely impeachment trial. This is the latest in a series of stunts by Trump and his congressional GOP defenders aimed at distracting from Trump's conduct.

Smith's resolution urges the Senate to change its rules "to require a sitting United States Senator actively seeking election to the Presidency of the United States to recuse himself of herself" from the impeachment trial for any first-term incumbent president. Such a move would exclude Sens. Michael Bennet (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and the millions they represent from having a say on whether to remove the president for high crimes and misdemeanors.

With a Democratic House majority, the resolution is unlikely to make it to the floor — much less be adopted. But it comes on the heals of an array of other stunts and bizarre arguments made by Trump and his GOP defenders in recent weeks.


November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough

Lawrence: 'Never Seen Anything Like' Pelosi Firing Back At Reporter The Last Word MSNBC

Katyal: Republicans Struggle To Defend 'Smoking Gun' In Impeachment Inquiry The Last Word MSNBC

Impeachment watch: Trump used unsecured cell phone in scheme to pressure Ukraine

By Emily Singer -
December 6, 2019 9:22 AM

Trump endangered national security while coordinating a pressure campaign against Ukraine.

Donald Trump made the protection of sensitive information a cornerstone of his 2016 campaign, attacking Hillary Clinton for using a personal email server while she served as secretary of state.

However, while in office, Trump himself is putting national security at risk by frequently talking to his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on phone lines that are vulnerable to Russian surveillance, the Washington Post reported.

One former Trump aide told the Washington Post that Trump spoke to Giuliani on phones susceptible to foreign surveillance "all the time" — and that it's possible Russia knew about Trump's attempt to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political rivals before many U.S. officials did. One national security expert told the Washington Post that Russia likely knows more about Trump's pressure campaign on Ukraine than the American officials working on the impeachment investigation.

Given that Ukraine is at war with Russia, that could have hurt Ukraine even more — allowing them to leverage that knowledge to their own advantage in the conflict between the two nations, according to the Washington Post.


November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough......................or Impeachment can't get here fast enough.....................

Explainer: How impeachment works and why Trump is unlikely to be removed

December 5, 2019 / 9:50 AM / Updated 24 minutes ago

Jan Wolfe 5 Min Read

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday instructed the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival.
What happens next and why Trump is unlikely to be removed from office are both explained here.

The founders of the United States feared presidents abusing their powers, so they included in the Constitution a process for removing one from office.

The president, under the Constitution, can be removed from office for “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

High crimes and misdemeanors have historically encompassed corruption and abuses of the public trust, as opposed to indictable violations of criminal statutes.

Former President Gerald Ford, while in Congress, famously said: “An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history.”




"The Senate rules allow members to file, before the conclusion of the trial, motions to dismiss the charges against the president. If such a motion passes by a simple majority the impeachment proceedings effectively end.

Clinton’s Senate impeachment trial, which did not end in a conviction, lasted five weeks. Halfway through the proceedings, a Democratic senator introduced a motion to dismiss, which was voted down."

Trump files appeal at Supreme Court in financial records fight

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday filed court papers asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a lower court ruling directing an accounting firm to hand over his financial records to a Democratic-led congressional panel, setting up a major clash between branches of government.

Trump turned to the justices after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided on Nov. 13 that it would not revisit its October decision backing the House of Representatives Oversight Committee’s authority to subpoena the records from Mazars LLP, Trump’s longtime accounting firm.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-records/trump-files-appeal-at-supreme-court-in-financial-records-fight-idUSKBN1Y9292?il=0

Now the country will see who the John Roberts court sides with ......................

Significant regulatory delays on 737 MAX grounding could force Boeing to halt production: letter

Source: Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Significant additional regulatory requirements or delays in returning the 737 MAX to commercial service could cause Boeing Co (BA.N) to cut or temporarily halt 737 MAX production, the U.S. planemaker said in a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday.

The U.S. planemaker said it does not expect 737 MAX order cancellations due to the grounding of its best-selling single-aisle jet after deadly crashes to have a material impact on revenues or earnings because of the size of 737 order backlog and management’s ability to mitigate potential impacts by shifting planned customer delivery dates, Boeing said in the letter, dated October 18.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-737max/significant-regulatory-delays-on-737-max-grounding-could-force-boeing-to-halt-production-letter-idUSKBN1Y928K?il=0

Republicans win in effort to limit student vote ahead of key 2020 races

‘They are kids voting liberal,’ a New Hampshire Republican said in 2011 as legal battle over student voting in the state continues

Maggie Flaherty grew up in a small town in California, but after she moved to New Hampshire to attend Dartmouth College, she registered to vote in the state where she would be spending at least four years.

Now she is embroiled in a fight against Republicans in the state that is being watched across the country.

Flaherty and a fellow student are challenging a Republican-backed law that is making it harder for many out-of-state students and other temporary residents to cast a ballot in a state with outsized national influence.

The lawsuit has been endorsed by the Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren and other Democratic presidential hopefuls. But last week, Flaherty and her colleague Caroline Casey hit another obstacle when the US district judge Joseph LaPlante denied a request to block the law just months before the primary elections.

New Hampshire is a small swing state where both local and state-wide races can be decided by razor-thin margins. Donald Trump lost the state to Hillary Clinton by just 2,736 votes in 2016. The same year, Maggie Hassan, also a Democrat, defeated Kelly Ayotte for a Senate seat by just 1,017 votes. The Democratic primary in February and general election in November are expected to be closely fought.


I wonder what this judge thinks about the voting in Florida in 2000, when "W" came into power, after all he appointed him to the bench........................and as for O'Brien...................he just plains like's to discriminate because.............. "kid's" are voting liberal

Democrats crippled their own impeachment effort with a rushed timeline: columnist

Published 1 min ago
on December 5, 2019

By Matthew Chapman

House Democrats made a conscious decision to keep impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump as short and efficient as possible. On one hand, they had sensible reasons for wanting to do so — they were concerned that a protracted impeachment battle that drags into the 2020 election would lose engagement with the American people and draw criticism for attempting to interfere with the election.

But Thursday, NBC News analyst Kurt Bardella argued that Democrats may also have caused problems for themselves by making the impeachment process too short and setting arbitrary deadlines.

“From the start of the impeachment investigation, Democrats put themselves at a disadvantage by making it known they wanted to conclude the entire process by the end of the year,” wrote Bardella. “Some Democrats were reportedly concerned about the impeachment process stretching into the presidential primary season, prompting recent headlines like, ‘Dems sprint to the impeachment finish line.’ Speaker Nancy Pelosi, could, of course, take more time if needed. But even the perception of this timeline gives Trump the chance to effectively run out the clock.”


Hey Kurt, can I call you Kurt, do you by some chance remember this moment...........................and to give this enabling bunch a year to spin a story.................of BS..........................not happening, Impeach and hold everyone accountable that sides with someone that has put my vote up for sale by extortion and bribery and basically blackmail to have a foreign country attack my national security and continue doing as we speak...................

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