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House leadership is clueless on getting legislation to the floor.

The only thing they know how to do is obstruct and pass ridiculous veto ready repeals.

Pelosi was gloating on camera over the rookie mistakes of Ryan and Pos-Potus & Co.

JOY is in for Chris Hayes!!!

P.M. Joy!

My husband (a 9/11 survivor) told me that he had a Hillary dream

last night. He was back in the FDNY, and Hillary Clinton came to visit a firehouse that he was frequently detailed to after 9/11, due to the number of losses they had suffered. "I admire you very much," was all he could say to Hillary. He knew in the dream that she wasn't president because he also wanted to tell her how sorry he was.

For the record, Senator Clinton secured funding for medical monitoring for all the first responders who were not eligible for medical programs due to the way the original funding legislation was written and the unusual nature of their post 9/11 illnesses. She also worked with pharmaceutical companies to provide expensive medication at cost. “They didn’t leave anybody behind. We’re not leaving them behind.”

Not everyone is aware of Hillary's record for fighting the good fight in her long life of public service. My husband was assailed at a middle school football game in October by a woman who angrily berated him. “How dare you wear that button with that shirt?’ It was a Hillary button and an FDNY hoodie.

My husband is still alive and my family is not bankrupt due to Hillary’s efforts. When I explained this to a Trump supporter at work, he told me that if Hillary had not fought for the program, somebody else would probably would have done it. Who exactly?

My husband, long retired from the FDNY due to 9/11 related disability, drives an Uber to keep busy, stay engaged with the world, and earn a bit of money. The thing that annoys him most are the people who, wanting to talk politics, assume he’s a Trump supporter because of his age, race, and gender. He fought hard as a UFA union delegate for a Hillary for Senate endorsement way back in 2000 at the time of her first senate run. He’s been with her, and he’s still with her. And that’s probably one of the reasons why, after 38 years, I’m still with him.

The problem with Shaun King's analysis...

In a March 9 opinion piece (illustrated with an outsized photo of Hillary Clinton), Shaun King of the New York tabloid The Daily News bemoans the Democratic party's cluelessness about the reasons behind its "unpopularity". Mr. King seems to have "no earthly idea" of the basic rules of data analysis; he uses evidence concerning favorable / unfavorable ratings to reach conclusions about popularity.

If you look at the actual data, 74% of Democrats give Hillary Clinton a favorable rating. That's probably why she won both the Democratic nomination and the general election popular vote by millions of ballots.

The most delicious irony, however, is that King uses a picture of the candidate who won the popular vote to illustrate his misguided conclusion about popularity based on evidence about something else entirely.



It says so in the dictionary...

trump (v.)
fabricate, devise," 1690s, from trump "deceive, cheat" (1510s), from Middle English trumpen (late 14c.), from Old French tromper "to deceive," of uncertain origin. Apparently from se tromper de "to mock," from Old French tromper "to blow a trumpet." Brachet explains this as "to play the horn, alluding to quacks and mountebanks, who attracted the public by blowing a horn, and then cheated them into buying ...." The Hindley Old French dictionary has baillier la trompe "blow the trumpet" as "act the fool," and Donkin connects it rather to trombe "waterspout," on the notion of turning (someone) around. Connection with triumph also has been proposed. Related: Trumped; trumping. Trumped up "false, concocted" first recorded 1728.

trumpery (n.)
mid-15c., "deceit, trickery," from Middle French tromperie (14c.), from tromper "to deceive," of uncertain origin (see trump (v.2), which has influenced the spelling in English). Meaning "showy but worthless finery" is first recorded c. 1600.


Rachel just went there...

She's covering the spamming (by Russia) of pro-Sanders social media communities with anti-Hillary fake news and messaging.

"A budget is a moral document."

It reflects our values and our commitment to all citizens.

So said DNC chair Tom Perez on All In with Chris Hayes.

I'm glad that the Congress and media are defending Obama as an honorable man

who respects the Constitution over Trump's wire tapping allegation. They're making it absolutely clear that the accusation of the commission of a felony by the former president will not be normalized.

Perhaps they're regretting the past year's normalization of Trump's brand of dishonesty and bigotry and the concomitant criminalization of the Democratic candidate's carelessness.

"Wire tap" equals Surveillance

Is the latest version of Star of David = Sheriff's Badge,

One congressman's comprehensive guide to Trump-Russia connections

Rachel had newly-elected Congressman Swalwell on her show this week. He has a very clear, easy to follow breakdown of everything Trump and Russia. There's also a link to send him any Trump-Russia connections that you think he may have missed or should be investigated.


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