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how were Dems “blemished” for trying to determine if SC nomimeee was guilty of sexual assault?
ftr, it was Republican senators who demanded additional FBI investigation
its inevitable but still disappointing to watch DC press portray Kavanaugh debacle as another #BothSides chapter
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Kavanaugh hearings start soon. As I said last night I'll tweet as I can.

A reminder. This is not a criminal trial no matter what the right says.
The committee room is coming to order. Grassley likes to start things on time so I expect we'll be gaveled to order real quick here
Grassley gavels the proceedings to order. Begins with a lecture on civility and apologies to both Ford and Kavanaugh for how they have been treated.

Says he wants the proceedings to be safe and comfortable for both witnesses
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btw, Republicans in Congress are rarely treated like this by press—open assumption that they’re really only acting on behalf of presidential political ambitions
it’s also an attempt by NYT to #BothSides the hearings; to suggest GOP and Dems are just using this week for politics
i see that this press narrative is *everywhere* this morning: Booker and Harris are showboats.

folks, this is NOT how press treats white GOP men in the senate
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and the refusal to say so is part of a long running problem
this country is going to #BothSides itself into authoritarian rule
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.@SecNielsen echoes Trump's #BothSides comments about violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville: "I think what's important about that conversation is, it's not that one side is right, one side is wrong -- anybody that is advocating violence, we need to work to mitigate."
DHS Secretary Nielsen characterizes violent white supremacy as a nuanced issue…
Asked about lesssons of Charlottesville, @SecNielsen refuses to condemn violent white supremacists…
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The President of the United States of America just took to the podium and repeatedly attacked the United States while defending Russia - playing right into the hands of Vladimir Putin.
The President of the United States was asked to name just one issue where Russia is to blame for the state of relations between our nations. He could not name one. Instead reverts to the #BothSides rhetoric he used to defend racists in Charlottesville.
Responding to the question of Russia's meddling in our elections, the President dismissed our own defense and intelligence agencies and instead retreated to a puppet-like response of Putin's "strong and powerful" denial.
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Waiting on white smoke to arise to let us know the name of the next white man who will be chosen to interpret the our founding text in a way that confirms all of his political preferences
The fact that the Warren court, which existed for less than two decades, is the lone exception to this, speaks volumes about how reactionary & undemocratic the Supreme Court has been. With extremist Republicans about to take charge, it's poised to become outright anti-democratic
Trump's next Supreme Court appointee will help the Republican Party tear our democracy to shreds @SeanMcElwee
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btw, he told Russia media that most of Trump’s controversies are simply “continuation” of US policies. so he nailed his #BothSides landing
he also told Russian media, while in Russia, that he’s even *more* convinced Russia didn’t attack US election. he’s beyond self-parody
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(1) Another mass violence attack due to personal, not political, factors. This time in Boise, Idaho.

I will discuss the law enforcement and policy implications below. The details are particularly horrific so I won't be focusing on those.…
(2) This attack comes just after the #AnnapolisShooting & is similar because dishonest media & activists rushed to judgment regarding the attacker's political views, race, gender and weapon.

Domestic, workplace or housing related violence is MORE COMMON than domestic terrorism.
(3) My two threads on the Capital Gazette shooting:

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I'm one of a few million Americans awake when we should be sleeping because of the pain of #cancer or some other chronic illness.

Adding to our sleeplessness is knowing #healthcare is under threat. We may not be able to afford it due to the #GOP's actions.

It's terrorizing.
My parents were Civil Rights workers. My father was a Freedom Rider. As a small child I was taught the legacy of #MLK.
I watched people invoking MLK on Monday. Not in defense of #votingrights or in outrage over how the #SCOTUS ruled on two pivotal cases on gerrymandering.
MLK wasn't being invoked for #votingrights but for Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who lies to America every day about policies that could very well kill me & others.

Policies that are hurting millions.

Policies that have kept me a citizen without equal rights in my own country.
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Y'know, it's at times like this, when I'm five minutes into watching BATMAN V SUPERMAN for the first time...
...and I've just watched a colony of bats levitate young Bruce Wayne out of a hole in the ground...
...and then it dissolves to white, with the title

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