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Dec 15, 2017 at 02:27 AM
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  • FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Rules
    The FCC today voted to repeal net neutrality rules. The agency scrapped the so-called net neutrality regulations that prohibited broadband providers from blocking websites or charging for higher-quality service or certain content. The federal...

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  • Tavis Smiley Suspended by PBS
    Tavis Smiley is angry at PBS, which he says performed a sloppy investigation of the harassment allegations against him, and then suspended him. Put simply, PBS overreacted and conducted a biased and sloppy investigation, which led to a rush to...

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  • USA Today Editorial: Trump Not Fit to Clean Toilets
    USA Today has an amazing editorial blasting Donald Trump today. “[A] president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine the shoes of George...

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  • Monday Open Thread
    Bon Jovi finally makes it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I'm glad that Richie Sambora (who left the band a few years ago) is included. What's my favorite Bon Jovi song? This one, by miles. In other news, I refuse to get...

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  • Alabama Senate Results: Live Blog
    Update: 10:30 pm: The New York Times, CNN and NBC call the race for Doug Jones! (I beat them by 25 minutes.) Congratulations to Doug Jones. America thanks you. Donald Trump loses again. Who says you can't go home? Update 10:05 pm: The networks...

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  • Alabama Senate Exit Polls
    5:20 p.m. ET: First early exit polls released in the Alabama Senate Race: The first exit polls are released, revealing Alabama voters divided on the validity of the allegations against Moore. More than four in 10 believe they are false. Most Jones...

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  • Bangladeshi Officials to U.S: Ullah is a Homegrown U.S. Terrorist
    Bangladeshi government officials have told the U.S. that Akayed Ullah is a product of U.S. homegrown terrorism. Bangladesh has communicated with the US government that it has no record on Akayed Ullah’s involvement with the militancy here...

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  • New Report: Trump White House Viewed as Most Corrupt
    A new survey report on public perception of corruption in public institutions has been released by Transparency International, a leading non-profit organization that tracks such things. The survey asked about the degree of corruption in nine...

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  • Reuters: Repubs.May Cut Up to $28 Billion in Medicare If Tax Bill Passes
    Republicans voters are so clueless and gullible. They actually believe tax cuts for the wealthy will trickle down to them, that Medicare is an entitlement program. They also don't care that their leaders talk out of both sides of their mouths. ...

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  • Friday Open Thread
    I'm sure there's news to discuss today. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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  • Al Franken Resigns
    Democrats just shot themselves in the foot. After his fellow Congresspersons began calling on Al Franken to resign, Al Franken has done just that. What a loss from a policy perspective. It reminds me of the old adage, "one cannot serve two...

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  • Donald Trump's Slurred Speech
    Donald Trump's speech pattern changed during his Jerusalem speech, and at the end, he slurred the word "States" in "United States." CNN has an article about it but I'm not linking due to an auto-play video with a animated short bald man...

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  • Tuesday Open Thread
    I'm running around for work and not online today, here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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  • Senate Passes Tax Bill
    Every Democrat voted against the Senate Tax Bill. Every Republican except Bob Corker voted for it. There were last minute changes. Here's the bill with the changes. The Senate version still has to be reconciled with the House version....

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  • Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty, Is Cooperating
    Via the New York Times: President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the F.B.I. about conversations with the Russian ambassador last December during the presidential transition,...

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