CNN POLITICS: FBI executes search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, Trump says

FBI executes search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, Trump says
The FBI executed a search warrant on Monday at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, the former President confirms to CNN.

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THE HILL: FBI raids Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

FBI raids Trump’s Mar-a-Lago
Federal authorities have searched Donald Trump’s home in Florida, with the former president releasing a statement saying Mar A Lago was “raided” by the FBI.

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That Time New England Was Swarming With Vampires | Answers With Joe

Vampires have been a part of folklore for hundreds of years, but in parts of New England in the 18th and 19th centuries, they were a very real. Let’s talk about the New England Vampire Panic.

Fed up Pete Buttigieg unleashes on Republicans in MUST-SEE takedown

INTERVIEW: Brian interviews Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, who responds to Republicans voting against veteran healthcare, debunks Republican lies about the new Inflation Reduction Act raising taxes, and reveals whether it’s difficult for him to get booked on Fox News.

House Maps Ruled Illegal Will Be Used In Four States

The republicans cannot win on their policies, and they are a minority in the US so they must cheat.   By using these maps, they will get 5 to 7 seats they shouldn’t have in congress.    Hugs

The New York Times reports:

Since January, judges in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Ohio have found that Republican legislators illegally drew those states’ congressional maps along racial or partisan lines, or that a trial very likely would conclude that they did.

But a shift in election law philosophy at the Supreme Court, combined with a new aggressiveness among Republicans who drew the maps, has upended that model for the elections in November. This time, all four states are using the rejected maps, and questions about their legality for future elections will be hashed out in court later.

David Wasserman, who follows congressional redistricting for the Cook Political Report, said that using rejected maps in the four states, which make up nearly 10 percent of the seats in the House, was likely to hand Republicans five to seven House seats that they otherwise would not have won.

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David in Palm Springs • 2 hours ago

So Republicans are morally and ethically bankrupt scumbags. How shocking. 😐

lattebud David in Palm Springs • an hour ago

But they wear a cross around their neck, say “thoughts and prayers” and go to church…. So all is cool /s

weshlovrcm • 2 hours ago

Just a preview of how much the far-right fascists are willing to cheat in order to overthrow democracy.

another_steve weshlovrcm • an hour ago

It’s a crime syndicate. A bona fide crime syndicate. Anyone’s guess what they’re going to do in November. Voter intimidation at the polls, at a minimum. I hope the Democrats are planning to monitor every single voting place around the country.

TnCTampa • 2 hours ago • edited

That 01/06 commission better be getting their collective shit in order now. If the house goes back to repubs the revenge is going to be awful on them and they going to wish they had moved with a little more urgency

Todd20036 TnCTampa • 2 hours ago

Yup. This is why I won’t stand for people claiming garland is dotting is and crossing Ts

If the Congress flips red it’s all over. Tough break real Americans. Welcome to the Nazi States of Gilead

Todd20036 • 2 hours ago

Anyone who wondered how Apartheid worked for so long, I give you example USA

35% of the country will rule over the rest of us

Raising_Rlyeh • 2 hours ago • edited

It’s clear how the SCOTUS will vote next spring in the NC. They are eager and ready to make this a Republican apartheid state to cling to power. The fact that these maps are being allowed demonstrate that. It also means that there’s no way to get relief. They’d simply say it would be too chaotic to do an entire round of elections under fair maps

The_Wretched Raising_Rlyeh • an hour ago

The “too chaotic” line is named the “Purcell principle” – no last minute changes. But the same SCOTUS who trots that out also brings up an unnamed argument about fairness to the voters when it’s an illegal Democratic Party gerrymander or advantage that they are striking down. They are perfectly consistent about having an overt and political double standard.

Makoto • an hour ago

I’m just imaging how this would look for, say, a college student. They get an assignment (redistricting), then deliberately put it off until the last moment, possibly even getting an extension, then submit their work that they know doesn’t meet the rules.

They’re told that graduation is coming soon and they must submit the assignment properly, and they do it again.. and again wrong. They try whining to the department head, who also says “no, you did it wrong, submit a proper result”.

And then, they say “well, I’ll just graduate anyway, and we can figure out that pesky assignment thing later, after I’m working.”

And then they.. just get away with it.

This is insane.

DeSantis Okay With Sheriffs Who Won’t Enforce Laws

Please notice the hypocrisy.   He loves it when it is in his favor and helps his cult get their way, but if it is on something they are against he has to stomp it out hard.   He is a thug and a gang leader at this point.   He thinks he is a king of Florida.    Hugs

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren isn’t the only elected official in Florida who has promised not to enforce laws he thinks are unconstitutional. Some elected sheriffs have suggested they wouldn’t enforce gun control measures, tapping into an ideology that sheriffs are the final arbiter of what is constitutional.

But that movement hasn’t sparked action from Gov. Ron DeSantis, who ordered a statewide review of state attorneys and their policy positions.

DeSantis suspended Warren on Thursday, accusing him of putting himself above the law by pledging not to prosecute women seeking an abortion from their doctor and vowing to protect transgender minors receiving gender-transition treatment.

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The so-called “constitutional sheriffs” movement recently held a convention in which they vowed to surveil ballot drop boxes and polling places. One of the leaders of the movement, Michigan sheriff Dar Leaf, was today implicated in the breach of county voting machines.


rcdcr • 13 minutes ago

republicans believe they are in charge of everything and everyone and our democracy is simply a temporary inconvenience to them.

S_E_P • 15 minutes ago

I cant decide if Hypocrisy or Hate is the 1st rule in the rethuglikkan ethos.
Or is it Cruelty?

Paula • a minute ago

If they can enforce only the laws they want and make up their own laws, they are not much more than a pack of vigilantes. That is not legitimate law enforcement and don’t need to be obeyed. Let’s see how they like that.

AyJayDee • 10 minutes ago

Ron DeSantis is a fascist, and he and the movement he represents are a clear and present danger to this country. That needs to be said again and again.

Furious Texas Paul EXPOSES Greg Abbott’s latest Biden SMEAR attempt

THE HILL: Russia likely trying to use ‘deeply controversial, indiscriminate’ mines in Ukraine: UK intelligence

Russia likely trying to use ‘deeply controversial, indiscriminate’ mines in Ukraine: UK intelligence
Russia has likely tried to deploy “deeply controversial, indiscriminate” anti-personnel mines as Moscow ramps up its assaults on Ukraine, according to the U.K.’s defense ministry.

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Republican Senators Block $35 Price Cap On Insulin

The Washington Post reports:

Republican lawmakers on Sunday successfully stripped a $35 price cap on the cost of insulin for many patients from the ambitious legislative package Democrats are moving through Congress this weekend, invoking arcane Senate rules to jettison the measure.

The insulin cap is a long-running ambition of Democrats, who want it to apply to patients on Medicare and private insurance.

Republicans left the portion that applies to Medicare patients untouched but stripped the insulin cap for other patients. Bipartisan talks on a broader insulin pricing bill faltered earlier this year.

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weshlovrcm • 19 hours ago

A “Christian Nation” and a real “pro-life” person would not have voted against the cap.