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MSNBC Maddow: GOP rep eyes plan to kick Cheney, Kinzinger out of the party

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/gop-rep-eyes-plan-kick-cheney-kinzinger-out-party-n1275194

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), chair of the right-wing House Freedom Caucus, reportedly told his GOP colleagues during a conference meeting this morning that he's introducing a new resolution targeting Cheney and Kinzinger. As Politico reported, Biggs' proposal "would institute a rules change that would expel any member of the GOP conference if a House Republican accepted a committee assignment from Democrats."

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Liz & Adam Kinzinger showed integrity & stuck to their principles. I hope they will become Dem-leaning independents!

MSNBC: AZ SoS seeks proble into trump election interference

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/arizona-sec-state-seeks-probe-trump-s-election-interference-n1273348

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs on Wednesday asked Attorney General Mark Brnovich to open a criminal investigation into possible efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to influence Maricopa County supervisors as the ballots were still being tallied. Hobbs said some of the communications "involve clear efforts to induce supervisors to refuse to comply with their duties," which could violate Arizona law.
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Go Katie!!

NYT Krugman: It's morning in America

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/05/opinion/joe-biden-economy.html

Last Tuesday President Bidenís Council of Economic Advisers published a blog post warning everyone not to make too much of any one monthís employment report. It presumably released this in advance of Fridayís report to fend off possible accusations that it was just trying to make excuses for a weak number. As it happened, however, the report came in strong: The economy added an impressive 850,000 jobs.

The job gain was especially impressive given widespread claims that businesses couldnít expand because generous unemployment benefits were discouraging workers from taking jobs. (Recent benefit cuts in many states came too late to have affected this report.) Well, somehow employers are managing to hire a lot of people anyway.Oh, and so much for Donald Trumpís warnings that there would be a ďBiden depressionĒ if he werenít re-elected.

That said, the councilís points were well taken. Covid-19 created huge dislocations in the economy, and as we recover from these dislocations economic data are unusually noisy ó largely because the standard adjustments statisticians make to smooth out things like seasonal variation donít work well in an economy still distorted by the pandemic.

At this point, however, we have enough data in hand to declare that the economy is booming. In fact, itís booming so strongly that Republicans have pivoted from claiming (falsely) that weíre experiencing the worst job performance in decades to lauding the employment numbers and giving credit to Ö Trumpís 2017 tax cut.
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MoJoe continues to deliver on his promises. Yes folks, the Biden Boom is here, increasing Dems chances for the midterms!!
Hail to our Chief!!

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