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12:17 AM
"A senior administration official told @MajorCBS that President Trump will present what the White House believes could be a deal to end the shutdown The deal was largely influenced by talks between VP Pence, Senate Maj. Leader McConnell and Jared Kushner" https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-to-make-major-announcement-on-border-saturday/
ah yes, speaker of the house jared kushner
to be fair, jared seems big on the "negotiate without one of the parties involved at all" style of negotiation
SCOOP by @Byrontau @AlexandraBerzon: A lobbyist for Adelson sent a memo to top DOJ officials, arguing that a 2011 opinion that benefited gambling was wrong. Then the DOJ announced its Office of Legal Counsel had, in an unusual move, reversed its position. https://www.wsj.com/articles/justice-departments-reversal-on-online-gambling-tracked-memo-from-adelson-lobbyists-11547854137
UPDATE: The special counsel's office has taken the rare step of issuing a statement in response to our report on Michael Cohen being directed by Trump to lie to Congress: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/trump-russia-cohen-moscow-tower-mueller-investigation
 
12:54 AM
its unclear what specifically they are disputing
the people who didn't like the original story are using this to trash to whole story as fake news, the people who liked the story are saying that the vagueness of the statement itself makes it seem like the story was mostly accurate except for a few key pieces
 
1:27 AM
In response to the statement tonight from the Special Counsel's spokesman: We stand by our reporting and the sources who informed it, and we urge the Special Counsel to make clear what he's disputing.
 
@GodEmperorDune lol if McConnell was involved after going on at length about how it wasn't his issue to resolve I hope someone jabs him in the face
Manchin said he'd throw hands before, let's see it my dude
 
 
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2:45 AM
At least 20 dead, 50 injured in the pipeline explosion, according to Hidalgo Governor @omarfayad. #Mexico
 
@GodEmperorDune but you have to wonder about the timing of the story, it coming after Trump's AG Pick was questioned about the president directing someone to lie to congress
 
Didn’t know about @BuzzFeed report when I asked questions of Barr but I did it to get AG nominee to clearly state his view that if a President asks someone to commit perjury or change testimony, it’s obstruction of justice..and (I thought) within the realm of possibility! https://twitter.com/philiprucker/status/1086127896966639617
This is the senator that asked that question
 
@GodEmperorDune oh the report came before
> and (I thought) within the realm of possibility!
says something when people are already assuming Trump's been telling people to lie to congress
 
 
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4:34 AM
@Memor-X no it was coincidental timing
 
5:21 AM
All your base (are) belong to us 👾 https://twitter.com/nymag/status/1086477575189393408
I'm kinda...not even mad at this, well played Congressional @Yuuki
 
6:15 AM
wow i thought that meme was old for her
 
 
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2:20 PM
Mexico is doing NOTHING to stop the Caravan which is now fully formed and heading to the United States. We stopped the last two - many are still in Mexico but can’t get through our Wall, but it takes a lot of Border Agents if there is no Wall. Not easy!
I'm so tired
He's literally saying there's a wall and not a wall in the same sentence
 
2:47 PM
Ughhhhhhhhhhh he's in my state today 😐
 
3:33 PM
Haha
 
Virginia’s lone black statewide official sits out Robert E. Lee tribute https://wapo.st/2FzLD2O?tid=ss_tw-amp
From @carolrosenberg: The former commander at Guantanamo Bay has been arrested/indicted. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/guantanamo/article224158005.html
 
@BunsGlazing So not that I doubt that this could have happened recently, but do you know when this happened?
Because this strikes me as an attempt to just discredit the video by grabbing an image from a couple years ago, when it's possible the company has since changed it's culture to be more inclusive and positive.
 
This is from last week but I don't think we covered it?
 
@TimStone Oh that's good
Oh no nvm, well sort of I guess
I was hoping it was a case of "oh good they're shutting the place done", but it's unrelated to the conditions of a bay
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1 message moved to The Bridge
 
@Wipqozn lol yeah for reasons unrelated to him being the commander
An unreal dinner in Paris last night with @danbalz -- we were talking, and then the guy at the table next to us handed us a cell phone with @realDonaldTrump on the other end of the line. Like, actually. Dan wrote about it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/would-you-like-to-speak-to-the-president/2019/01/19/bcde9398-1bd7-11e9-8813-cb9dec761e73_story.html
lol wtf
 
Ash
3:53 PM
@Wipqozn Excuse the quickly found garbage source, but apparently they're grid girls from a 2011 race
So it's basically people doing the usual internet thing of "YOU WERE BAD ONCE YOU OBVIOUSLY CANT BE BETTER AND LEARN FROM IT EVER EVER EVER"
 
@Ash That's what I figured, thanks
 
Ash
No problem. Sorry about the crappy source, it was just a quick search between work calls
 
@Ash Oh wow that is one garbage fucking source
 
Ash
@Wipqozn I know! THat's why I apologized a lot!
Now that I am off call I will try to find a better one.
ffs the only places I can find that mention specifically that this was in 2011 (and that F1 has actually banned grid girls as a thing now) are ALL terrible right wing sites
(the fact that they don't realize they're shooting themselves in the foot by going BUT IN 2011 THEY WERE BAD SO THEY ARE BAD FOREVER HOW DARE THEY CHANGE is hilarious)
So...yeah. Grid girls aren't a thing anymore at most races, this was 2011, Gilette is obviously trying to not be garbage.
 
4:13 PM
@Ash and even if it's just "because money" then I don't really care
Because companies trying to make money in less shit ways is fine by me
And advertising certainly impacts are perceptions of values
 
4:36 PM
Trump: “Everybody knows that walls work. You look at different places, they put up a wall, no problems. You look at San Antonio, you look at so many different places. They go from one of the most unsafe cities in the country to one of the safest cities immediately, immediately”
I…guess he meant San Diego?
 
@Wipqozn Oh I'm not trying to discredit anything I kinda liked the gillette ad actually I just think it's funny
Also that's not really news, why did you move it here?
Just wondering
Anyway a trans friend of mine posted it on facebook and I thought I'd share anyway guess it was a bit out of left field
> I don't have an issue with the message in the ad, however this company is directly responsible for multiple generations of males & females having body image issues due to their ads & promoting the hetro normative gender stereo types.
This is probably true of like every shaving company of the last century
But it's nice to see that things are shifting
The gillette ad was pretty self aware imo
 
Ash
@BunsGlazing Oh, for sure.
I'm glad there is slowly starting to be change. Mind you there are always going to be weird body image messages especially for women's razors as the whole shaving your legs etc is an enforced body shaming trick
 
 
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5:50 PM
@BunsGlazing It was commentary on a news event which is why
jokey commentary
 
Yeah I guess it was
my bad
 
it's borderline, but especially considering I was wondering for sources backing it up I decided to move it
@BunsGlazing eh whatever. It happens.
@BunsGlazing Also not saying you were trying to discredit it, but I suspect whoever made that was (as per the article @Ash linked too)
 
Law is on the side of Indigenous hereditary chiefs in pipeline dispute, say legal experts. #Unistoten @unistotencamp #Delgamuukw #SCC Supreme Court of Canada https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2019/01/17/law-is-on-the-side-of-indigenous-group-in-pipeline-dispute-say-legal-experts.html via @torontostar
 
6:39 PM
@GodEmperorDune good
 
 
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8:30 PM
Five new Americans welcomed in what @POTUS says is the first-ever naturalization ceremony in the Oval Office. (Radio pool photo: @Jduckham)
Becoming a US citizen while being used as a prop seems an appropriate introduction to American life
 
Ash
It's funny, I'll read long articles and that doesn't bother me but the idea of sitting through a 40 min video I am like "nope no thank you"
 
8:51 PM
100% same
honestly, I'll read a 40 minute article before I watch a 20 minute video
 
This is from the same person as the cities skylines city planning videos, and basically just goes in on how absurdly on the "FM" side of the "actual machines vs fucking magic" spectrum this is upon basic inspection
 
9:12 PM
"Meth, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl" pouring into the US from the southern border, according to @POTUS.
I'm gonna need a fact check that we aren't the ones making most of the fentanyl
 
@TimStone whee the lies
 
🚨 Utah: Republican legislators are trying to "repeal and replace" the ballot initiative that expanded Medicaid to more than 150,000 Utahns. Voters supported it 53% but the politicians are cooking the books to excuse their total disregard for voters. 1/ https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900050749/changes-may-be-coming-to-voter-approved-medicaid-expansion-utah-legislative-leaders-say.html?fbclid=IwAR2IUIsORCdGhzNQBDayx-ezfAA7UlN9xfmlIsV_a9eoulBnsblQmLyrS8g
Yeah his announcement is dumb
Love too never reopen the government
lmao and Ann Coulter already out here saying Trump is now Jeb!, the gravest of insults
 
9:27 PM
@TimStone DACA/TPS offer withdrawn immediately
 
 
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10:49 PM
No deal, per @SenSchumer: “It was the President who singled-handedly took away DACA and TPS protections in the first place – offering some protections back in exchange for the wall is not a compromise but more hostage taking,” he says in statement.
KUSHNER told reporters the speech clarified what Trump will support. "This is something that this White House stands behind," he said, nothing that the speech included what he called "overtures" for more comprehensive immigration reform down the road.
lol what a dumbass, like anyone believes that
gtfo
Urgh I hate them all so much
 
@TimStone quite sure the president said that he wants the US Immigration system to be the envy of the world and given how he keeps saying it broken, you would need reform to do that
 
11:20 PM
I suppose that wasn't technically news but it is a very unfortunate coincidence
 
11:51 PM
CONSERVATIVE SPLIT COMING ON TRUMP DACA PROPOSAL: While immigration hardliners are likely to oppose Trump's DACA offer, an executive for the Koch bros network wants TRUMP to go further, & to make the protections for Dreamers permanent. ---> https://twitter.com/imjamesdavis/status/1086748485360193536
 

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