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George H.W. Bush Joins Wife Barbara In Presidential Heaven

George H.W. Bush Joins Wife Barbara In Presidential HeavenMcSTREAMY.COM – The 41st President of the United States of America, George Herbert Walker Bush (R), has died at age 94, today, November 30, 2018. He now joins his first lady, Barbara Bush, who preceded him in death, April 17, 2018. The couple were father and mother of U.S. President George W. Bush (R), who […] ….. Read More.McSTREAMY.COM – Fun, News and Entertainment | This, That and The OtherFri, November 30, 20182 weeks ago

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Give Nixon, McCain, and Bush Some Blame for Trump’s Campaign Finance Trouble

Give Nixon, McCain, and Bush Some Blame for Trump’s Campaign Finance TroublePresident Trump has been trying to blame the Democrats for the effort by federal prosecutors to depict payoffs to two women as campaign finance violations. If only it were that simple. Trump is correct to perceive campaign finance law at the heart of the matter. Actually, though, any accurate accounting of blame for it has to include three Republicans — President Nixon, Senator McCain, and President George W. Bush. It was Nixon who, on February 7, 1972, signed into law the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971. In his statement, Nixon declared that the law “limits contributions by candidates and their families to their own campaigns.” He added that, “By giving the American public full access to the facts of political financing, this legislation will guard against campaign abuses and will work to build public confidence in the integrity…

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Lawmakers Have Until Friday To Avoid A Government Shutdown

Lawmakers Have Until Friday To Avoid A Government ShutdownDavid Greene talks to GOP analyst Scott Jennings, former special assistant to President George W. Bush, about what the week looks like for Republicans ahead of a potential partial government shutdown. ….. Read More.NPR – Politics | Politics & GovernmentMon, December 17, 20182 hours ago

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Ivanka’s Involvement in Trump’s Inauguration May Be Her Undoing

Ivanka’s Involvement in Trump’s Inauguration May Be Her UndoingFind “Trump, Inc.” wherever you get your podcasts. When it came out this year that President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised and spent unprecedented amounts, people wondered where all that money went. It turns out one beneficiary was Trump himself. The inauguration paid the Trump Organization for rooms, meals and event space at the company’s Washington hotel, according to interviews as well as internal emails and receipts reviewed by WNYC and ProPublica. During the planning, Ivanka Trump, the president-elect’s eldest daughter and a senior executive with the Trump Organization, was involved in negotiating the price the hotel charged the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee for venue rentals. A top inaugural planner emailed Ivanka and others at the company to “express my concern” that the hotel was overcharging for its event spaces, worrying of what would happen “when this is audited.” If the Trump hotel…

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Moneyball for Turkeys

Moneyball for TurkeysThe future of American turkey breeding arrived in August and November of this year, when huge new hatcheries opened in Terre Haute, Indiana and Beresford, North Dakota. The facilities represent the state of the art for, respectively, Aviagen and its subsidiary Select Genetics, and Hendrix Genetics and its subsidiary Hybrid Turkeys.These two big companies now rule the turkeyscape. Aviagen’s Indiana facility is the largest in the world. It has 41 million slots for eggs to produce its main product, day-old turkeys known as “poults,” which Aviagen sells to turkey farmers around the country. Hendrix’s facility—a $25 million investment, in a town of less than 2,000—has 35 million slots, which it expects will produce 30 million poults. Last year, hatcheries placed 265 million poults total. In other words, both facilities are enormous.“We experienced a flywheel effect of the scaling in the sector,” Hendrix Genetics CEO Antoon van den Berg…

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What Will 2020 Democrats Do When Crowds Chant ‘Lock Him Up’?

What Will 2020 Democrats Do When Crowds Chant ‘Lock Him Up’?One of the early choices every 2020 Democratic presidential contender will face is how to react the first time the audience at one of their events breaks into the chant, “Lock Him Up.”That day likely isn’t far away, now that prosecutors from the Southern District of New York, in Donald Trump’s own Justice Department, have formally implicated the president in two violations of campaign finance law by Michael Cohen, his former attorney and fixer, who was sentenced to three years in jail on Wednesday.Those allegations against Trump could add an extraordinary element of volatility to a 2020 presidential election that already looks poised to produce astronomical levels of both voter turnout and political polarization. The charges mean that along with all of the other combustible issues surrounding Trump’s presidency, another stark question could now be on the ballot in 2020:…

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