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Carter Page falls into a gap in the law:

Trump-Appointed Judge Dismisses Carter Page Lawsuit Against the FBI Despite Finding ‘Little Question’ Agency Engaged in ‘Wrongdoing’​

“[T]hat Congress allowed suit against only those who conduct unauthorized surveillance, and not those who at the application stage mislead the FISC to approve that surveillance—may seem odd,” Friedrich writes. “But it is not so ‘absurd when considered in the particular statutory context,’ as the Court must.”


The judge goes on to write that FISA is a law that was passed “to counter the abuses of warrantless surveillance” but that Congress, when it passed the law, did not anticipate any kind of relief for surveillance conducted with a warrant that was falsified – as happened, on several different occasions, here.
 

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Here we are again. Another city in the USofA with major water problems.


 

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Elected officials, police chiefs on leaked Oath Keepers list​

The Anti-Defamation League Center on Extremism pored over more than 38,000 names on leaked Oath Keepers membership lists and identified more than 370 people it believes currently work in law enforcement agencies — including as police chiefs and sheriffs — and more than 100 people who are currently members of the military.


 

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We live in hell, cont'd. https://www.axios.com/2022/09/07/co...tter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=editorial

Yet another reason to decouple healthcare from employment. It's a basic human need, not a "benefit" or a "perk." Individual prescriptions are none of your employer's business, full stop. Your employer's religious beliefs and bigotry should not hinder your ability to take care of yourself as you see fit, but here we are.
 

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Bannon headed to jail again?


 

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lol my state can't even get this right despite the fact that its idiot leadership touts "bUt OuR tAxEs ArE LoW" all the time


Texas in 2022: Pay more to have fewer rights and a questionable power grid!
 

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Feel free to laugh at this she has zero shot of getting elected.



Though shows you the quality of Republicans that remain or are palatable to their party
 

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excerpt from former U.S. attorney for SDNY Geoffrey Berman's new book, "Holding the Line," in which Berman describes the pressure from Trump acolytes at Main Justice to remove mentions of "Individual-1" from Michael Cohen's charging document, holding up any further investigations of the matter for months.


Geoffrey Berman, former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, talks with Rachel Maddow about efforts by Donald Trump and his attorney general, Bill Barr, to manipulate the Justice Department to protect and cover up for Donald Trump and attack Trump's political enemies.
 

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Gee, I wonder why they would choose to delay this? </sarcasm>


Mind you, we're one of the worst states in the country that has one of the highest maternal death rates in the developed world, and all of the BS they're pulling around women's healthcare lately doesn't help.
 

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This sounds familiar.


 

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Florida is spending millions to human traffic migrants from Texas to Massachusetts which isn't a sanctuary state in Marthas Vineyard which isnt a sanctuary city. The fact that there is no ICE facility on Marthas Vineyard only means that it will cost taxpayers in officials that will have to relocate them to the mainland. This is Republicans now a government waste creating entity.
 

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Another day, another reason Greg Abbott deserves to be pushed into a volcano, I see.

In a better world, that kind of bait-and-switch garbage would land those governors in jail. Absolutely unacceptable and a tremendous waste of state resources.
 
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