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Tom Reed’s staff got remarkably lucky

Tom Reed’s staff got remarkably lucky during his last years in office: Staff Member 2019 Salary Increase 2020 Salary Increase 2021 Salary Joe Rizzo — — $105.108 65% $173,900 Sharon Murphy $45,322 15% $51,438 20% $61,568 Tom Hyland $38,450 35% … Continue reading

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Rep. Tenney (R-NY-22) spreads fear

We have nothing to fear but fear itself. — FDR Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY-22) tells New Yorkers what to think spreading fear with insinuations. Here are some examples from September 2022: Lowering the farm worker OT threshold will hurt farmers, … Continue reading

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The Sordid Story of Spiro Agnew’s Crimes

If any of this sounds familiar, it’s because history really is here to help. — “Bagman,” page 19 If I leave this office without enemies, I will not have done the job properly. I think that the public has to … Continue reading

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New York Republicans shift right

What is clearly happening on both sides is turnover: New York is losing a slew of Republican and Democratic House members this year, along with one of its 27 seats due to reapportionment. Nine House members elected in 2020 — … Continue reading

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Mr. Trump’s firsts

Only President to ignore the Emolument’s Clause. Only President to name a commercial building he rarely visited as his home. Only President to employ “a fixer.” Only President named as an unindicted conspirator. Only President whose statements frequently weren’t intended … Continue reading

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Rep. Tenney’s plan to protect the Second Amendment

Rep. Tenney (R-NY-22) cosponsored these bills which she supports. They are listed in her plan to protect the Second Amendment. With the exception of H.R. 38, none has more than 49 cosponsors. None has emerged from committee. ~~~ Safeguarding our … Continue reading

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NY-23 Special Election

NY-23 Special Election, Aug 23, 2003. The Democratic Party candidate is Max Della Pia. The Republican Party candidate is Joe Sempolinski. Max is also running in the November General Election, Joe is not. ~~~ Max’s issues (from his website): Equal … Continue reading

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Futile Wars

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. –Dwight D. Eisenhower. When the war finally ended on July 27, 1953, the North had been devastated by three years of … Continue reading

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Destroyed by President Trump

Truth in politics Politicians’ lies, even flagrant lies, no longer matter. Far more are fooled all of the time than Lincoln may have imagined. The Constitution’s Emoluments Clause The Emoluments Clause is moot. There is no means for enforcement except … Continue reading

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Rep. Tenney responds to mass murder with a fundraising message

Rep. Tenney responds to mass murder with a fundraising message. She writes: According to the president, the MAGA crowd is the most extreme group in history. More extreme than Nazis. Worse than the KKK, even! Those groups (MAGA, Nazis, KKK) … Continue reading

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