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  1. Three near-identical Boris Vishnevskys on St Petersburg election ballot Real Vishnevsky battling two doppelgängers who seem to have changed their appearance as well as their names https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/06/three-near-identical-boris-vishnevskys-on-st-petersburg-election-ballot
  2. Scoop: Sources say Beto plans Texas comeback in governor’s race https://www.axios.com/scoop-beto-plans-texas-comeback-governors-race-33a3ae1a-4c58-4e7a-9e44-26342d3128c9.html
  3. Clyburn, Yarmuth say Congress might miss Sept. 27 infrastructure deadline “That’s why we have so much work going on now,” Jim Clyburn said. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/19/clyburn-yarmuth-congress-infrastructure-deadline-512751
  4. Women can say no to sex if Roe falls, says architect of Texas abortion ban Jonathan Mitchell writes in supreme court brief that ‘women can “control their reproductive lives” without access to abortion’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/17/texas-abortion-ban-jonathan-mitchell-supreme-court-brief
  5. Liberals get ready to grab wheel of Dem agenda The Congressional Progressive Caucus' chief says more than half her 96-member group is willing to block the Senate-passed infrastructure bill later this month without a separate party-line measure. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/17/liberals-progressives-democrat-agenda-512621
  6. True. Unfortunately, we were made to have a live fire exercise to find out. Now, he can brag on the campaign trail that he didn't nuke Guam.
  7. A shocking result. I guess Senator Feinstein does not need to retire now? Newsom beats California recall The governor will remain in office after crushing a conservative-driven effort in the blue state. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/14/california-recall-election-newsom-511858
  8. If you were a Seattle sports fan, you would assume this at all times. I mean I witnessed the Utah Jazz fans throwing fing ice at the noble and heroic Supersonics, huge bricks of the stuff. And the refs refused to see it.
  9. I have a great idea. We can cut the payments to poor families. Manchin can then go home and brag about all the money he saved. It'll be just like the very serious Paul Ryan inflicting maximum damage on the poors.
  10. Is Larry Elder a gift to Gavin Newsom? https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/11/opinions/larry-elders-a-gift-to-gavin-newsom-recall-election-mitchell/index.html
  11. Where did the $5tn spent on Afghanistan and Iraq go? Here’s where Linda J Bilmes Private military contractors outnumbered US troops on the ground during most of both conflicts. And defense industry stocks soared https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/11/us-afghanistan-iraq-defense-spending
  12. Just saw "The Card Counter" and really liked it. A great character piece. Not really a sports movie, despite the title, and only a little violence. The main character is a former torturer at Abu Ghraib and the few scenes from there were extremely disturbing to me. Tiffany Haddish was excellent and I wish we had got to spend more time with her character. The film really bores down on Oscar Isaac's William Tell character.
  13. No, but there is a precedent for if the state willfully secedes. The southern states were put under military rule.
  14. Senate Democrats Close To Agreement On Voting Rights Compromise The bill is being crafted by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who opposed the original bill, and a group of Democrats. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/for-the-people-act-compromise-joe-manchin_n_613a6127e4b0628d0958fbf9
  15. US’s wealthiest 1% are failing to pay $160bn a year in taxes, report finds This amounts to 28% of the ‘tax gap’, treasury report says, which Biden proposes closing by empowering IRS to pursue aggressively https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/08/us-wealthiest-responsible-yearly-160bn-lost-tax-revenue
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