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    Senator Mitch McConnell OPED piece

    Titled: Will Dems work with us, or simply put partisan politics ahead of the country?
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    Senator Mitch McConnell OPED piece

    The same Senator that once said their only goal was to make Obama a one-term president, played dirty to bury a Supreme Court nomination, and engineered some of the most aggressive obstructionist tactics of a generation just wrote an article calling for bi-partisanship. Thoughts? https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/sen-mitch-mcconnell-will-dems-work-with-us-or-simply-put-partisan-politics-ahead-of-the-country
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    America has spent nearly $6T on war since 9/11

    I don't. Halted dramatically? (From 1-3 incidents per year down to 1) Terrorist attacks are down all over the world. I'll ask again, what actions did Donald Trump take to make that happen? OR are terrorist attacks not the problem we've been led to believe? Yes, Bush and Obama put us in more danger. So has Trump but in different ways. Don't know where you got that from. If Terrorism is down across the board, it probably means Trump doesn't have a damn thing to do with it. A good part of the country feels we have an obligation to clean up the mess that we (Bush and his neo-conservative dip shit buddies) inflicted upon the world. Nothing more. American policies dating back to WW2. If I had to place the blame on one person or administration it would obviously be Bush's but if your implication is that Obama shares some responsibility in that then sure, of course, he does. Trump can't be held responsible or be given credit for anything because he hasn't done anything. Troop levels have stayed the same. He gave Syria to the Russians and the Iraq Army basically took back Iraq with help but that was Obama's solution, not Trumps. He hasn't ordered any major offensives, he hasn't pulled anyone out, he hasn't changed strategy or even really had one at all. He's basically ceded his responsibility as Commander-In-Chief to Mattis as far as I can tell (thank god) Afghanistan, the Taliban effectively have control of the entire country except for the few cities and Trump doesn't do anything. Iran, he ended a deal that would have kept the world safer. Korea, he got embarrassed by a third world dictator. He's made Russia look strong and ceded influence to them both in Eastern Europe and the middle east. Just in case you didn't' know, that's a bad thing.
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    America has spent nearly $6T on war since 9/11

    So now the going theory is that Trump's genius policies are somehow keeping us all safe from terrorism? What in the world has he done to instill that confidence? Or Obama or Bush or Clinton for that matter. Obama killed Osama, Bush got Saddam and both perpetuated a war that put us in far more danger than it ever prevented. Clinton started his own little stupidity in Kosovo and Bush Sr. was busy getting this whole thing kicked off!
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    Avenatti caught grifting money

    Avenatti completely denies this stuff and claims it is a political move by his opponents to damage his reputation. Both his current and ex-wife came out in support. I don't care one way or the other and I think he probably did it but it's hilarious to me that the same people crying about Kavanaugh are all over this ready to condemn him before ever hearing a single fact in the case. Some of you guys are paper thin.
  6. Charlie's not a troll, he's just a loser with a crybaby mentality. No one has the patience for that bs.
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    2018 TR Survivor Pool II Week 11

    LA Chargers
  8. Thought process and law are two different things though. From a legal standpoint, it just seems like they don't have much of a case. Really, I don't know. It seems like it would be like demanding to get an interview because Fox got an interview and then crying about 1st amendment rights when refused. I still am not sure I buy the argument that the President MUST open press briefings to whoever wants to be there just because of the 1st amendment. https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/416650-trump-argues-he-can-restrict-reporter-access-to-white-house This line of reasoning makes more sense to me from a legal point of view. I mean, I don't like what he's doing but just because I don't like it doesn't mean reporters have a constitutional right to attend the President's press briefings.
  9. I’m no lawyer or expert on this. It makes no sense to me though if I’m honest. Appreciate the clarification though.
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    “Good guy with a gun”

    You can have that one if you like.
  11. Freedom of the press grants the right to produce without interference from the government. It doesn't grant automatic access to anything the press wants. We had a reporter ride along with us on a patrol once and the one thing the commander told her not to do is carry a microphone and try and record our operations during missions. Of course, she put a microphone under her purse and we caught her. She was immediately told to leave the country. I guess some of me is biased because I've had bad experiences with photographers, journalists, and writers while deployed. Most of them are looking to make a story even if they have to make something up and paint us in a bad light to get it. Still, I wouldn't want to impede on someone's rights so I'll ask again, what in the 1st Amendment gives CNN or any reporter the RIGHT to be present during the President's voluntary press briefings? My understanding is he could tell them all to get bent and not hold briefings at all if he wanted to. Of course, his ego would never allow that.
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    Maroita is killing the franchise

    All I know is that the past few weeks, Mariota has been dropping dimes. That rainbow pass to CD was 50 yards and a thing of beauty. If he can play like that with any sort of consistency, then he is as good as some of those other guys, no question. I admit I had doubts early in the year. It was tough not to with the stretch of games where he and the offense just were not getting it done for whatever reason. After the past few weeks, I just hope that LaFleur manages to stick around for another year and Jrob is aggressive in going out and pursuing more weapons for Marcus. I don't pretend to be some professional scout or anything like that, I just know what I see with my eyes. Sunday, I saw a franchise QB.
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    Could Delanie be back this season?

    We need to accept that there is a good chance Walker never comes back and plays at the level we've been used to.
  14. I'm sorry but how does the 1st or 5th amendment give him a right to the White House or access to the POTUS? I'm no expert on law but it seems to me Trump has every right to throw all of the reporters out if he chose to. The backlash would be incredible but that doesn't give grounds for legal action.
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