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Can Trump pardon Stone?

…he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.–Article II, Section 2 of The Constitution ooooo Can Trump pardon Stone? Professor Corey Brettschneider, writing for Politico, claims he can’t. … Continue reading

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How do crimes go unpunished?

Let others wallow in Watergate, we are going to do our job.”–Richard Nixon, July, 1973 We don’t pay taxes; only the little people pay taxes.–Leona Helmsley I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?–Donald … Continue reading

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Possible Misunderstanding

Japanese people are very polite; they will not contradict a guest no matter how much they may disagree. This can easily lead to misunderstanding–when a Japanese host says yes, yes, the meaning may be NO, NO. Foreigners often won’t understand. … Continue reading

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Did a deal gone bad influence foreign policy?

Rep. Capuano (D-MA) writes: According to July 2017 news reports, Trump son-in-law and now government employee Jared Kushner tried and failed to get a $500 million loan from a Qatari businessman. The money was for a New York City building … Continue reading

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How to Spot Fake News

Carolyn Thompson, in an article written for the Associated Press, advises on how to spot fake news. Here are her suggestions: Consider where it was first published? Is there a source? Is the source reliable? Has it been “fact checked?” … Continue reading

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Donald Trump

… anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.” –Douglas Adams If Trump is elected, “I think people are really going to feel betrayed”–Jeb Bush “Contrary to rumors, she does … Continue reading

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If you weren’t under a rock…

This article was written by Cath Kestler, DNC member since 2007 and resident of Silver Creek. As you can see this article was written a few days ago, before the second presidential debate. If you weren’t under a rock for the … Continue reading

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What does a Presidential campaign co-chair do?

This article was submitted by Deb Meeker of Newfield (Tompkins County), a friend of the New NY 23rd. Rep Tom Reed (R NY 23rd) was chosen to be one of Donald Trump’s co-chairs for Trump’s presidential campaign, shortly after Tom Reed … Continue reading

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Women in Politics

Until 1980, during any Presidential election for which reliable data exist and in which there had been a gender gap, the gap had run one way: more women than men voted for the Republican candidate. That changed when Reagan became … Continue reading

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Trump meets Koch: Let’s deal.

Mr. Trump is flexible; he isn’t wedded to certain policy positions. Talk is just talk, but a deal is a deal. Make us an offer; let’s deal. Trump isn’t interested in donations; he isn’t a puppet. He is a businessman … Continue reading

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