yesterday at 16:52.
The specifics seem designed to alienate not just Dems (at least a few of whom Trump needs to get his budget through the Senate) but also moderate Rs and the public.
Trump’s Budget Is Built On A Fantasy
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yesterday at 16:59
How can we worry about ISIS when we have an immediate threat, endangering the lives of at least 20 million Americans. ISIS could never aim that high.
yesterday at 17:40
And that's why it's so confusing. There's no way that Medicaid is getting cut by 1.4 billion. So why give the big middle finger to all the Medicaid users to whom he promised he would not touch Medicaid?
yesterday at 18:35
to bad his supporters will continue to ignore, disbelieve or simply not be aware of his priorities and interests, even after Congress rips his proposal apart and restores much of his cuts, this budget will not be approved but is clear interest of his priorities, which do not include helping his supporters
yesterday at 14:00.
How Trump voters feel is a misleading way to look at 2018.
Democrats Don’t Need Trump’s Voters To Retake The House
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yesterday at 14:06
Democrats do, however, need to be a genuine progressive option, and not just the 'Republican lite' party. Lately, they've sucked. We could have had a President Sanders right now.
yesterday at 14:13
The past Democratic wave elections were before redistricting resulting from the 2010 census, which in many states was masterfully managed by Republicans with shiny new computerized systems that squeezed Democrats into relatively few districts. It may not be possible to fully undo the mischief until after the 2030 census.
yesterday at 14:43
I like how Bernie supporters seem to all be saying "Democrats won't win without us" as if we have to somehow accommodate their grievances just so they won't stay home and let the GOP hold onto the House.
Grow the hell up. Either the Democratic Party is a lesser evil or it isn't. If it isn't, then stop complaining about Trump. If it is, go vote, you big babies.
yesterday at 12:03.
At least 22 people were killed and dozens more were injured yesterday when an apparent suicide bomber attacked a crowd leaving an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. It was Britain’s deadliest terrorist attack in 12 years.
Significant Digits For Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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yesterday at 12:39
How about 3: The number of security directors the Republican President is now known to have pressured to stop an investigation into his collusion with Russia to win the election.
yesterday at 12:07
Just ban it already!
05/22/2017 at 23:35.
It's all happening tonight!
How To Spot A Front-Runner On The ‘Bachelor’ Or ‘Bachelorette’
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yesterday at 00:40
I'm surprised that the people at 538 are wasting their talent on this trashy show.
yesterday at 01:06
Jacob Levin for next year's fantasy bachelor league, bc this year's was such a success
yesterday at 01:32
Cynthia Kuo if you want to read up before making your pick
05/22/2017 at 21:39.
The first-impression rose in The Bachelorette is a great way to identify an early favorite but a poor way to pick a winner. 53eig.ht/2rihtJX
How To Spot A Front-Runner On The ‘Bachelor’ Or ‘Bachelorette’
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05/22/2017 at 21:53
Probably worth making an election-scale model and doing an entire podcast on the Bachelor and Bachelorette. Just a suggestion.
yesterday at 02:25
Nina Stabile The attached article has statistical breakdowns for picking your bracket next time (You're welcome)...
05/22/2017 at 22:54
Must be slow at 538 these days
05/22/2017 at 18:42.
His game logs never quite captured his effect on the court.
The Last Stand of Manu Ginobili, NBA Unicorn
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05/22/2017 at 16:18.
Is impeachment really a possibility?
Will Donald Trump Be Impeached?
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05/22/2017 at 16:25
No. First, a Republican Congress is never going to impeach a Republican president. Second, even if they did, or the Democrats mounted a successful campaign to carry out the impeachment, the electoral backlash would ruin their chances of taking back the House in 2018. In other words, it's politically smarter to let the GOP keep digging their own graves.
05/22/2017 at 16:25
I'm not sure if impeachment is a good idea or not. But from a legal standpoint, if you can't impeach this president...who can you? He legitimately has more than one impeachable offense under his belt within months of being sworn in.
Howard Knut Thompson
05/22/2017 at 16:27
It's possible, but it is going to take a lot. For one, the standards for impeachment are high. Also, Trump remains hugely popular among a very large section of voters, including those who decided the election. The republicans in congress like being in power and do not want to cross the Trump supporters unless they have to. Trump is probably going to be around for 4 years, and I still think he has a very good chance at reelection, even with a 35-40% approval, so it might be 8. Buckle up.
05/22/2017 at 13:26.
It’s a bad map for Democrats, and Republicans are working against history with Trump in the White House.
Why The 2018 Senate Elections Are Looking Bad For Both Parties
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05/22/2017 at 13:40
Unless the Dems pull their heads out of their asses, stop the hyperventilating about the Russians and the Asshole-in-CHIEF and start talking about and offering solutions to the actual problems we face, they are toast!
05/22/2017 at 14:05
Hell, Austin has a population of 1 million and no representation in the House. They carved us up into little slices and attached them to huge red regions.
05/22/2017 at 14:43
Dem incumbents - 5 are from states where Trump won by 20+ points and *improved* Romney and 3 from states where Trump still has net approvals (OH, PA, FL).
Plus Rick Scott is gonna drop a money bomb on Donnelly in Florida.
GOP is gonna gain 2-4 Senate seats probably and could realistically end up with 60 seats (all while potential losing the house).
NV and AZ are the Democrats' only two winnable R-held seats. Both are toss-ups at best.
05/21/2017 at 21:24.
President Donald Trump has a 38.8% approval rating.
[ Fivethirtyeight.com Link ]
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Michael van Atta
05/21/2017 at 21:31
Donald Trump: Only slightly more popular than chlamydia.
05/21/2017 at 22:04
That's disgusting. After 4 months of seeing Trump in action, nearly 4 out of 10 approve and want this situation to continue. 4 out of 10 of our family, friends and neighbors, co-workers, doctors, and teachers, support this leadership for America. What a deplorable country.
05/21/2017 at 21:54
I'm sure his approval rating is low because of the darn liberal media and fake media outlets. Those darn liberals just won't let President Dump do his job.
05/21/2017 at 17:06.
The Battle For Riddler Nation, Round 2
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05/21/2017 at 11:57.
In our imagined playoffs, Arsenal and Liverpool would play in the first-round, with the winner facing Chelsea.
[ 53eig.ht Link ]
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Michael B Pyle
05/21/2017 at 18:10
So, this is advocating a playoff structure be added to a league who's teams already participate in AT LEAST two other knock-out playoff tournaments...
05/21/2017 at 20:54
It has a high scoring final day in the Premier League. The playoffs work really well in the Championship, League 1 and League 2. Playoffs wouldn't work in the Premier League.
05/21/2017 at 16:41
Nah. Imagine the NBA as the EPL - two distinct 15 team divisions - bottom three in NBA Premiere relegated, top three in NBA Champions promoted - promoted teams get top three picks in draft - no more tanking.
05/21/2017 at 03:25.
Three months ago: It depends on where you look and who you ask.
Today: They are in a fragile state everywhere.
The Obamacare Marketplaces Aren’t In A Death Spiral
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05/21/2017 at 04:03
So basically, the Republicans are taking advantage of the fact that no ACA legislative fixes were passed in order to sabotage the law through manufactured instability. Democrats have been begging to fix the existing law for years now and the GOP decided repeal was a loyalty test for their party. If Obamacare collapses without a replacement in place the GOP will be blamed and the Federal Government will be 100% on the hook for the resulting carnage.
05/21/2017 at 03:58
The ACA's provision that Insurance companies actually spend a minimum percentage on actually caring for the sick is revealing how much these companies are really profit-driven, for in order to make the desired profit, they have to alter their plans to charge so much more.
05/21/2017 at 04:30
Let me get this straight. Obama passed a huge healthcare bill. Republicans warn its flawed and vote against it. Markets start collapsing while obama is president. But the republicans are to blame because they did not fix a law they recommended against and even though obama did not propose any fixes. Now we all blame trump who has only been president for a few months while obama was around for how many years before.
05/19/2017 at 23:51.
Generally, we think of screen setting as a big man’s task. But Golden State breaks that mold.
The Beautiful Chaos Of The Warriors’ Offense
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05/20/2017 at 05:24
Not even hating but they have mastered the art of the moving screen. It's so blantant sometimes but refs don't call it. Can't blame them for taking advantage.
05/20/2017 at 03:30
Illegal screens are now "beautiful chaos". Who knew?
05/20/2017 at 05:44
All teams stretch the screen. These videos the screen has very little movement if at all. Just realizing you have been screened makes the play
05/19/2017 at 20:43.
"Presidents are highly stable when it comes to surviving these kinds of things. Though we are in uncharted waters."
This Trump-Russia Investigation Could Last For Years
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Carl Marky Marx
05/19/2017 at 20:56
I'm still waiting for people writing these wet blanket pieces to realize history moves exponentially faster now because information travels instantaneously. Previous timelines are useless.
05/20/2017 at 11:00
That's fine..Democrats win back the House in 2018 and Pelosi is back as Speaker..the investigation takes down both Trump and Pence..and as Speaker..Pelosi is the new president. And then we all enjoy watching the Republican Party sink into oblivion for a generation..A girl can dream;)
05/20/2017 at 09:26
It wont last months. Republicans know voters have short memories. Trump will resign this summer with a pardon deal for him and his family. He will pocket his profits made during this time. Perhaps even buy a media outlet or two. They like dabbling on the left and the right. He wont ever see the inside of a jail and Republicans retain the senate and keeps it close in the House.
05/19/2017 at 17:33.
Before Roger Ailes helped launch Fox News in October 1996, television news was not outwardly ideological.
How Roger Ailes Polarized TV News
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05/19/2017 at 18:40
Became wealthy and powerful out of dividing a nation, perhaps irreparably. Quite possibly one of the worst human beings who walked the Earth.
05/19/2017 at 18:19
He played the classic 'repeat the lie often enough and they will believe it as truth' routine to a tee. Demonize other news orgs as being wholly partisan to the left and then anyone on the right will believe whatever you say. If anyone doesn't believe having Trump as president isn't in large part a result of the FOX "News" effect then they are not paying attention or actually believes what that propaganda mill publishes.
05/19/2017 at 18:19
I date the steady decline of American values and culture from 1996 when Fox went on the air. The national politic is suffering some sort of illness.
05/19/2017 at 14:33.
The Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed calls and emails with Russian officials during final 7 months of the 2016 presidential election cycle.
Significant Digits For Friday, May 19, 2017
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05/20/2017 at 10:13
this video is beyond just calls
05/20/2017 at 17:47
Emails? Wait, aren't those a big deal?
05/19/2017 at 11:58.
But Trump hasn’t just vowed to arrest undocumented immigrants. He has promised to deport them.
TrumpBeat: Immigration Arrests Are Swamping The Court System
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05/19/2017 at 13:43
While Trump and other candidates gave glib and quick responses to questions, Hillary would often pause, offer conditions or caveats. Some thought she was showing less of a commitment but others realized she was considering what the honest response was because at some point a politician's deeds need to match their words.
Joan Wilson Parks
05/19/2017 at 13:55
Every picture of this man shows him frowning (trying to look tough, I guess), with his head held high (looking down on the rest of us, I guess). I wish all of these photos could just be replaced with the face of a clown. Sigh...
Rae Jo Kae
05/19/2017 at 14:46
I'd be interested to see how Trump's record matches Obama's record number of deportations. Did those deportations result in the swamping of the court system or is Trump legitimately trying to break Obama's record? I'd be interested in an unbiased comparison on this particular subject.
05/19/2017 at 00:30.
What if, after this weekend’s mostly meaningless matches, we were headed for Premier League playoffs? (We aren't.)
What Would Happen If The English Premier League Had Playoffs?
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05/19/2017 at 15:05
Have you heard of the FA Cup?
Didn't read the article because this seems so nonsensical. All the teams play 2 times (League) and the the FA Cup has _all_ the teams (not just premier league). Wow this was a dumb article to put out. I know you need content but this? REALLY ?!?!? 😕
05/19/2017 at 00:50
One of the things I like about the PL is no playoffs. Want to be the top team? Finish in first place. The excitement I'd like to see is sports leagues in the US adopt relegation.
05/19/2017 at 02:53
I expect these lame "what if European sports were more like America?" articles from bleacher report, but this is just a stupid article, even if only for argument's sake.
05/18/2017 at 22:30.
Are Trump's policies making immigrants reluctant to report crimes?
Latinos In Three Cities Are Reporting Fewer Crimes Since Trump Took Office
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05/18/2017 at 22:42
Yes! The construction company I work for had material stolen from one of job sites and a Latino witness refused to talk to the police directly due to Trump's rhetoric.
05/19/2017 at 05:17
That is so sad - that is 11 million pairs of eyes and ears that we could've used to help people not break the laws in this nation. Oh wait .... you said "immigrants" not "illegal immigrants". My bad. ;-)
05/19/2017 at 02:34
Really, who gives a sh*t! WBUR 90.9 FM: tell me how many crimes ILLEGALS report today? How many will we miss? How about f*cking ZERO! I can't WAIT until Donald J. Trump defunds you Defund NPR jackasses.
05/18/2017 at 19:59.
Few managers make much of a dent in a team’s record. But Showalter has risen above the fray.
The Orioles Always Win More Than They Should. There’s A Reason For That.
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05/19/2017 at 11:56
Granted, I haven't studied the methodology in detail, but it just doesn't pass the sniff test. I think there's something else going on here confounding the results.
05/18/2017 at 20:44
If your analysis says Dusty Baker is the best active manager in baseball, your method sucks.
05/19/2017 at 13:40
Yet he still hasn't used Zach Britton in the Wildcard Game