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@TonyStark @SpiderMan He's running for PA governor, but Josh Shapiro has a commercial about Doug Mastriano right now with the tag line "The more we learn, the crazier it gets." I don't know if anyone else has a candidate who dresses up as a Confederate soldier and wrote about having to hide in a cave but I know there are lots of Republican weirdos.

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@AgentCarter_SSR @TonyStark I see PA got mentioned in the article.

Philadelphia has had universal free lunch since 2014. Gov. Wolf instituted a free breakfast program this year.

There are still districts with a lot of poverty that are hurting from the universal program that was in effect during the pandemic that stopped for this school year.

phillyvoice.com/pennsylvania-s

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Fetterman :fetterman2:​ did two rallies Saturday in the eastern part of the state. I got to go to one and saw clips from the other. He's speaking really well and will be fine on the Senate floor. I can't wait for him to be our senator from PA.

There's also a new Fettermobile selling gear. The campaign registered it in New Jersey just to troll Dr. Oz.

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McConnell's endorsement of this important bill doesn't make him less of a coward for acquitting Donald Trump in both impeachment trials.

This isn't a done deal yet. McConnell can come out now for this Senate bill, but it will have to be reconciled with a House bill that he called a "non-starter." He can pretend to be for election reform now and then pacify the traitors that make up the Republican majority by refusing to compromise later, preventing a bill from getting to Biden's desk.

I’m sure he can read the room, though, as far as public support for stopping another January 6 goes. The best you can ever hope for from McConnell is an attitude of enlightened self-interest.

McConnell endorses bipartisan bill to prevent another Jan. 6-
nbcnews.com/politics/mcconnell

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People want their votes to count. It really says something that so few Republicans support it.

Poll: Majority supports reforming electoral vote count law

A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll finds voters want to strengthen the 19th-century Trump tried to exploit after the 2020 election.

politico.com/news/2022/09/28/e

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The only spending cuts Republicans support are benefit cuts. Cost savings aren’t really what they’re looking for.

Fact check: Republican attack ads against Warnock and Kelly mislead about Medicare |
cnn.com/2022/09/27/politics/fa

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@Nebula Shame on Youngkin and eery other politician using students this way, and good job students for standing up for each other. Trans students directly affected by these policies may be a small minority of school kids, but their classmates understand why speaking up for marginalized groups matters.

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Republican-controlled states continue to block Medicare expansion. Bet the ads don’t mention that.

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The Biden infrastructure plan is sending money to states to put more EV chargers along highways, encouraging purchase and use of electric vehicles.

See one in someone's driveway while you are out canvassing in the next six weeks? There's another talking point.

Even Texas has an EV charger deployment plan. Republican state officials pretend climate change isn't happening, but who wants to pass up federal funds and leave buyers of electric pickup trucks stranded on those long stretches of highway between cities? (I'd ask about Teslas, but Tesla builds its own charging stations since its vehicles have a proprietary charger.)

npr.org/2022/09/27/1125375419/

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A short-term setback for the American Taliban.

They will soon redouble their efforts at making women second class citizens whose uteruses are owned by the state.

abcnews.go.com/US/south-caroli

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@MariaHill For all the negativity about President Biden’s age, his policies are very forward thinking.

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I’m not a fan of the Wall Street Journal’s position on anything, but The Bulwark makes excellent points here about WSJ’s pretty sickening endorsements.

Election deniers shouldn’t be endorsed for office by a major paper like this. I used to read WSJ now and then but no more. Differing opinions are one thing. Differing realities aren’t part of democracy.

thebulwark.com/what-country-is

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@HopeVanDyne He's a smart guy who has always been with the rest of the Democratic establishment. When the party moved left, so did he.

Maybe that's just political expediency, but since Democratic policies have become more progressive, I'm fine with it. If we were in the party that has moved toward the extreme right, well, who needs to finish that sentence? We wouldn't have been in that party in the first place, and everyone with any sense of morality quit it a long time ago anyway.

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@HopeVanDyne Stephen Colbert was in his satirical persona when he said "reality has a liberal bias," but conservatives are so far removed from reality that the statement becomes truer with each election.

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“When asked for a ‘subversive’ thinker he admires, [Blake Masters] responded that ‘I’ll probably get in trouble for saying this. How about, like, Theodore Kaczynski?’”

And that’s not even the worst thing he said.

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"The median score on the structural racism index for Republicans is 0.67, compared with 0.45 for independents and 0.27 for Democrats.”

Put differently, Republicans are much more likely to buy into the notion that white people are victims.

The poll also found that the religious group that makes up the core of today’s GOP and MAGA movement has the highest structural racism measure among the demographics it surveyed: “White evangelical Protestants have the highest median score, at 0.64, while Latter-day Saints, white Catholics, and white mainline Protestants each have a median of 0.55. By contrast, religiously unaffiliated white Americans score 0.33.”

The company you keep says a lot about you.

Opinion | Just how racist is the MAGA movement? This survey measures it.
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

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Give Ted Cruz any opportunity to be a colossal jerk, and he'll reflexively take it.

Ted Cruz votes against bipartisan bill to prevent another Jan. 6-
texastribune.org/2022/09/27/te

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