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Polidicks Rules - Updated 13th May 2017

These are generally what you were used to within SH. Because of the political issues, I expect this subforum to take on a more serious tone. Reporting & Posting Guidelines Because this is a debate forum we expect you to put effort into your posts,...

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by Big Dumb American Go to last post
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‘I am sorry’: Assemblyman drops effort to end communist ban in California government ( 2 Last )

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article151143712.html So get me straight, Several days ago, This is bill would easily pass with no one offended anymore and even Cold War ended. He drops his own bill because of only a few...

8 Minutes Ago
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Question

Ex-National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, 'to defy Senate Russia inquiry'

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40004300 He's pleading the Fifth. Funny, this is the first time I've heard of someone doing that seriously, and not as a joke.

9 Minutes Ago
by BlackMageMari Go to last post
5 244
News

Sinn Féin calls for Irish unity referendum within five years

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017/0522/877031-foster-speech-brexit/ I don't think it's possible to have a border poll in five years. I'm not sure what if it'd be right. We really need to see what happens with the Brexit negotiations.

11 Minutes Ago
by Crooky14 Go to last post
6 158
Humor

Twitter Co-founder apologizes for Twitter's possible role in Trump winning election

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/05/21/twitter-co-founder-im-sorry-if-we-made-trumps-presidency-possible/ I can't wait to see a bunch of tweets talking about how terrible twitter is and how it's failing and only losers like...

37 Minutes Ago
by nVidia Go to last post
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News

Conservative Party Manifesto Launched ( 2 Last )

BBC Live Feed BBC The Manifesto

1 Hour Ago
by ZombieDawgs Go to last post
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Politics

Can Trump Pardon Himself?

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/05/19/what-would-happen-if-trump-pardoned-himself-mueller-russia-investigation/

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2 Hours Ago
by Alice3173 Go to last post
36 3,358
Love

EU warns Donald Trump: Paris agreement on climate change is ‘irreversible and non-negotiable’ ( 2 3 4 5 6 Last )

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/eu-donald-trump-paris-agreement-us-withdraw-climate-change-irreversible-non-negotiable-a7742286.html

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2 Hours Ago
by archangel125 Go to last post
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YouTube

[EU] Parliamentary Committee’s Tech Power Grab

More in Source. European Parliament Press Release: "Audiovisual media: clear rules to protect children" More in Source.

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3 Hours Ago
by TacticalBacon Go to last post
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News

Texas House approves bathroom restrictions for transgender students

https://www.texastribune.org/2017/05/21/amid-special-session-threat-house-eyes-bathroom-restrictions-schools/ I mean, it's pretty bad but not as bad as it could be. It seems expensive and will still be exclusionary but it could have been much worse.

4 Hours Ago
by NeonpieDFTBA Go to last post
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Politics

Saudi Arabia & UAE to give 100M to Ivanka Trump 'charity'

http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/05/21/ivanka-16e0ea0ae014d2edaad4f7a0e659455acf9d5b9a-s800-c85.jpg Comes out days after the Meeting Donald Trump had. I guess its okay since its the world bank and not actually her charity. But is very fishy...

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4 Hours Ago
by Lambeth Go to last post
18 1,371
Rant

Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation ( 2 Last )

Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/us/politics/trump-russia-comey.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

5 Hours Ago
by ZombieDawgs Go to last post
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Rant

$110bn arms deals agreed as Trump visits Saudi Arabia ( 2 Last )

Short article so posting it all. https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0520/876622-donald-trump/ Ironic this comes as Iran votes in a moderate president, while Saudi Arabia is anything but. Remind Trump tired to ban people from several Muslim majority...

6 Hours Ago
by Coyoteze Go to last post
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North Korea fires unidentified projectile

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39990836?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

12 Hours Ago
by TestECull Go to last post
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13 Hours Ago
by Reflex F.N. Go to last post
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Humor

Trump team floating revenge plan against Obama DHS cyber-intel sharing program

Trumps newest move on his ongoing 5D chess game against the deep state! source: Foreign Policy

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by killerteacup Go to last post
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15 Hours Ago
by Lambeth Go to last post
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Politics

Trump appoints Newt Gingrich's wife as ambassador to the Vatican; Holy See unsure about it

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/20/callista-gingrich-ambassador-holy-see-trump-administration

17 Hours Ago
by Emperor Scorpious II Go to last post
22 2,228
Politics

Ontario developing a gender-neutral option for birth certificates ( 2 3 4 5 6 Last )

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/toronto/ontario-gender-neutral-birth-certificate-1.4121944

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20 Hours Ago
by LtKyle2 Go to last post
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Politics

Robert Mueller, Former F.B.I. Director, Named Special Counsel for Russia Investigation 0 ( 2 3 4 Last )

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/us/politics/robert-mueller-special-counsel-russia-investigation.html?referer=https://www.google.com/ https://twitter.com/ABC/status/864967249328717824

20 Hours Ago
by BlackMageMari Go to last post
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by EXPLOOOSIONS! Go to last post
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BBC: China crippled CIA by killing US sources, says New York Times

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39989142

22 Hours Ago
by catbarf Go to last post
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Israeli Intelligence Furious Over Trump’s Loose Lips

Israeli Intelligence Furious Over Trump’s Loose Lips As the U.S. president heads to Israel for a show of unity, the country’s spies are alarmed at his disclosures to the Russians. ...

1 Day Ago
by Michael haxz Go to last post
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Politics

Report: More weapons gone missing from German military than previously assumed

http://www.dw.com/en/report-more-weapons-gone-missing-from-german-military-than-previously-assumed/a-38914714 Posted it here since it is relating to the massive investigation by the German Government into the Bundeswehr for Far-right individuals.

1 Day Ago
by TheMrFailz Go to last post
8 1,411
News

Greece approves more austerity to unlock bailout funds, debt relief

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0519/876354-greece-austerity/ It's awful to see that Greece still has such problems like this. I wonder, actually, if anyone can answer me this. I know the movie was overall meh, but I thought the Athens scene in...

1 Day Ago
by Big Snake Bos Go to last post
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Rant

Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him, source says

First on CNN: Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him, source says http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/james-comey-trump-influence/index.html

1 Day Ago
by Big Dumb American Go to last post
14 2,428
Politics

Hassan Rouhani has won the Iranian presidential election:Interior Ministry

https://www.rt.com/news/389033-iran-presidential-election-rouhani/ https://www.google.pt/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/05/20/middleeast/iran-rouhani-election/index.html This is a major turning point in Iranian history,no doubt about...

1 Day Ago
by DogGunn Go to last post
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1 Day Ago
by Zonesylvania Go to last post
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Rant

First on CNN: Russian officials bragged they could use Flynn to influence Trump, sources say

First on CNN: Russian officials bragged they could use Flynn to influence Trump, sources say http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/michael-flynn-donald-trump-russia-influence/index.html :speechless:

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1 Day Ago
by Faunze Go to last post
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Rant

Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador ( 2 3 4 5 .. 23 24 25 26 Last )

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-revealed-highly-classified-information-to-russian-foreign-minister-and-ambassador/2017/05/15/530c172a-3960-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html?utm_term=.2679877aaae3 EDIT: Buzzfeed...

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1 Day Ago
by Zero-Point Go to last post
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Humor

FCC votes to begin overturning net neutrality ( 2 3 Last )

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/18/15657916/fcc-kill-net-neutrality-proposal-vote-passes RIP united states internet :v:

1 Day Ago
by Zero-Point Go to last post
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Stupid

Protesters injured outside Turkish embassy in DC after Trump-Erdogan meeting

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/16/politics/anti-erdogan-protest-washington-turkish-embassy/ This sounds familiar.

2 Days Ago
by 343N Go to last post
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Politics

Vice President Mike Pence Just Created His Own PAC

http://time.com/4784340/mike-pence-creates-pac/

2 Days Ago
by Cyan_Husky Go to last post
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Politics

Joe Biden slams Hillary Clinton

http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-joe-biden-slams-hillary-clinton-i-1495209316-htmlstory.html http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/joe-biden-hillary-clinton/ First article is primary source, second one is...

Raidyr Starred x 23
2 Days Ago
by Cone Go to last post
17 2,421
Politics

Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intel Committee ( 2 Last )

ABC Open hearing. May 30th. Trump is gonna get wrecked.

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2 Days Ago
by Electrocuter Go to last post
53 3,473
Politics

Transgender rights bill threatens 'female-born' women's spaces, activists say ( 2 Last )

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/politics/transgender-rights-bill-female-born-spaces-1.4110634 When wrong meets stupid

2 Days Ago
by Trilby Harlow Go to last post
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Science
2 Days Ago
by TheTalon Go to last post
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Politics

Trump says Joe Lieberman one of his top picks for FBI director

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/18/politics/joe-lieberman-fbi-front-runner/

2 Days Ago
by Alice3173 Go to last post
16 1,610
Politics

Iranians vote in presidential election

http://www.aljazeera.com/mritems/imagecache/mbdxxlarge/mritems/Images/2017/5/19/88fbacaff8ca4ae6ab918e81eeb5ef21_18.jpg http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/iranians-cast-vote-presidential-election-170519052130053.html...

2 Days Ago
by Griffster26 Go to last post
5 491
Rant

Trump-Russia probe now includes possible cover-up, Congress is told

Trump-Russia probe now includes possible cover-up, Congress is told http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article151565947.html :goodjob:

2 Days Ago
by HumanAbyss Go to last post
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2 Days Ago
by BlindSniper17 Go to last post
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2 Days Ago
by LoneWolf_Recon Go to last post
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Gross
2 Days Ago
by Crooky14 Go to last post
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Humor

House May Be Forced to Vote Again on GOP's Obamacare Repeal Bill

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-05-18/house-may-be-forced-to-vote-again-on-gop-s-obamacare-repeal-bill

2 Days Ago
by elowin Go to last post
16 1,465
Politics

NHS performance data 'likely to be delayed until after election'

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39976701

2 Days Ago
by JustExtreme Go to last post
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Politics

Deputy AG knew Trump would fire Comey

Source Sounds like the memo was just an attempt for Trump cover his fat ass.

3 Days Ago
by Dr McNinja Go to last post
7 1,012
Humor

Trump says Russia probe hurts 'divides' the US ( 2 Last )

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0518/876075-trump/ My opinion: please screw off you arrogant asshole.

3 Days Ago
by Helix Snake Go to last post
41 3,509
News

Chechnya accused of 'genocide' against gay people in complaint to International Criminal Court ( 2 Last )

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/chechnya-gay-genocide-international-criminal-court-torture-detain-homosexual-russia-region-a7740271.html

3 Days Ago
by hypno-toad Go to last post
43 2,363
Politics

Story on DNC staffer's murder dominated conservative media -- hours later it fell apart ( 2 Last )

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/16/media/seth-rich-family-response-claims-of-wikileaks-contact/index.html Apparently, this was the front page of Fox News for most of today. https://i.imgur.com/ECfDsk0.png Absolutely disgraceful. Most reasonable people...

3 Days Ago
by Lambeth Go to last post
75 5,468
News

Swedish prosecutor drops rape investigation of Assange

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/swedish-prosecutor-drops-rape-investigation-of-assange/2017/05/19/5cae958e-3c74-11e7-a59b-26e0451a96fd_story.html?utm_term=.ca4ae3718702

3 Days Ago
by DogGunn Go to last post
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Humor

Donald Trump cancels his speech at Masada because he couldn't land his helicopter there

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-cancels-visit-ancient-masada-site-after-israel-blocks-helicopter-landing-611287

3 Days Ago
by Svinnik Go to last post
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Politics

Comey Associate Writes Detailed Account of Conversations with Former FBI Director on Trump

The source for this is a bit nonstandard, because it is not tied directly to any media entities. Rather, it is a very long and detailed account written by a personal friend and professional associate of Former FBI Director James Comey regarding...

3 Days Ago
by Sasupoika Go to last post
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News
3 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Republican on Senate Intelligence Panel Says Michael Flynn's Lawyers Say He Will Not Honor Subpoena

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-18/ap-newsalert-top-republican-on-senate-intelligence-panel-says-michael-flynn-s-lawyers-say-he-will-not-honor-subpoena

3 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Map

American airstrike targeted Government-backed Militia convoy in southern Syria

http://fox6now.com/2017/05/18/us-led-coalition-airstrikes-targeted-syrian-regime-forces/ Edit: Just realized that this article said this was a militia tied to Assad, whereas CNN (on television) explicitly said that this was Syrian Army. Mod edit the...

3 Days Ago
by 01271 Go to last post
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TV

Fox News falls to third place in cable news ratings as Trump crisis boosts MSNBC, CNN

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/17/media/fox-news-msnbc-cnn-trump-ratings/ It's as if people aren't interested in watching Seth Rich DNC conspiracy theories during a White House crisis??

3 Days Ago
by mcharest Go to last post
21 1,731
Politics

House GOP Blocks Independent Russia-Trump Investigation

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/05/17/gop-blocks-house-vote-independent-russia-trump-probe/101796632/

3 Days Ago
by Itachi_Crow Go to last post
24 2,673
Politics

Sen. John McCain (R): Alleged Trump misconduct reaching "Watergate size and scale."

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/17/politics/john-mccain-watergate-trump/

3 Days Ago
by Del91 Go to last post
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Politics

Jason Chaffetz (R) of House Oversight Committee Possibly Resigning amid Ethics Complaints

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/20/politics/jason-chaffetz-term-house-resign/ Though unconfirmed, rumors are circulating that Chaffetz appears to be resigning in response to an ethics complaint filed against him alleging the following: 1) Obstruction of...

3 Days Ago
by Judas Go to last post
11 1,182
Politics

Dem to call for Trump's impeachment on House floor ( 2 Last )

the Hill (User was banned for this post ("Poor source -- The Hill does not meet our guidelines" - Big Dumb American)) / Alternate source: ...

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3 Days Ago
by Anteep Go to last post
79 6,437
Computers

Flynn/Kislyak wanted "back channel" for Trump/Putin communication, bypassing Nat. Secur. bureaucracy

Source; REUTERS: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-contacts-idUSKCN18E106 (Technically the Reuters title is "Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians", but I honestly feel the second quote is the most...

3 Days Ago
by Raidyr Go to last post
17 1,696
News

Roger Ailes dead at 77, Fox News says

Source https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/865185973503709184 Not sure whether this should go in SH or not

3 Days Ago
by Pascall Go to last post
11 1,281
Computers

FCC's efforts to repeal Net Neutrality begin in earnest

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/18/the-fcc-votes-to-move-forward-with-gutting-net-neutrality/ http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/18/fcc-net-neutrality-rules-238529 :hammered: Shit, late

3 Days Ago
by Gimme20dollaz Go to last post
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House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump ( 2 Last )

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/house-majority-leader-to-colleagues-in-2016-i-think-putin-pays-trump/2017/05/17/515f6f8a-3aff-11e7-8854-21f359183e8c_story.html?utm_term=.88fefdc52440 ...

3 Days Ago
by mdeceiver79 Go to last post
50 4,113
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Trump Team Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation Before He Came to White House

Trump Team Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation Before He Came to White House https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/us/politics/michael-flynn-donald-trump-national-security-adviser.html?_r=0 :goodjob:

4 Days Ago
by Zezibesh Go to last post
15 1,583
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Putin offers transcript to prove Trump did not pass Russia secrets

https://www.yahoo.com/news/vladimir-putin-says-prove-trump-did-not-pass-114648943.html

4 Days Ago
by Radical_ed Go to last post
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Ukraine bans Russian social networks (VK, Yandex, etc)

https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/35527816/ukraine-blocks-popular-russian-social-networks/#page1 One of my Ukrainian friends is seriously pissed off about this seeing as VK has a large number of Ukrainians on it aswell.

4 Days Ago
by arleitiss Go to last post
21 1,416
News

Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke Takes Job With Homeland Security

Source edit: Alternate Source! Since NY Times is paywalled.

4 Days Ago
by killerteacup Go to last post
20 1,009
News

Labour Manifesto Released ( 2 Last )

BBC Article BBC Live Text Feed I'll try to go through and find other pledges to update the OP, but this seems like a very sensible and reasonable manifesto. I just hope (very optimistically) that for once there is an unexpected election result in...

4 Days Ago
by Goberfish Go to last post
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Humor

Officials put Trump's name in 'as many memo paragraphs as we can'

"Officials put Trump's name in 'as many memo paragraphs as we can because he keeps reading if he's mentioned' ...

4 Days Ago
by Psychokitten Go to last post
16 2,113
Politics

Wall Street falls as political fears grow

Source DOW currently down 310 points and still falling. :goodjob:

mcharest 1 people are reading this thread x 1
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by Sableye Go to last post
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by Lollipoopdeck Go to last post
5 1,108
Politics

Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago

https://www.propublica.org/article/any-half-decent-hacker-could-break-into-mar-a-lago

4 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
11 1,273
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Trump's disclosure endangered spy placed inside ISIS by Israel, officials say

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/trumps-disclosure-endangered-spy-inside-isis-israel-officials/story?id=47449304 Trump's disclosure endangered spy placed inside ISIS by Israel, officials say :goodjob: (Sorry for so many threads, it's been a...

4 Days Ago
by joshthesmith Go to last post
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Request

Graham invites Comey to testify before Senate panel

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/16/graham-comey-firing-senate-238463 Graham invites Comey to testify before Senate panel UPDATE: Other republicans are also getting on board in terms of wanting to (finally!) hold the White House accountable...

4 Days Ago
by ScriptKitt3h Go to last post
21 2,014
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Enda Kenny to retire as Fine Gael leader and Irish Taoiseach at midnight

https://www.rte.ie/news/politics/2017/0517/875941-enda-kenny/ Well, he's gone so. Longest serving Fine Gael Taoiseach. Really don't know what to think of him. He and his government has done some stupid shite and haven't given back what they...

4 Days Ago
by BlackMageMari Go to last post
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4 Days Ago
by WrathOfCat Go to last post
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Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation ( 2 3 4 Last )

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/us/politics/james-comey-trump-flynn-russia-investigation.html?_r=1 Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation

4 Days Ago
by Big Dumb American Go to last post
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by Cliff2 Go to last post
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Politics

Bernie Sanders debates John Kasich (CNN Debate)

The live event has ended. Here's a recording of the debate. Part 1: Part 2: The topics to be covered were originally going to be healthcare, the economy, and James Comey but that may be changed given everything that's currently going on. As...

5 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Politics

Democratic Party Image Dips, GOP Ratings Stable

http://content.gallup.com/origin/gallupinc/GallupSpaces/Production/Cms/POLL/ezrk_fiz00atz6mcmiunqg.png http://content.gallup.com/origin/gallupinc/GallupSpaces/Production/Cms/POLL/vub360ify0arectagdmaxa.png Both parties still zigzagging and declining...

5 Days Ago
by ChadMcGoatMan Go to last post
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