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    I have a friend who knows nothing about US government... what are midterm elections and whats the impact? I.E. Trump/Reps gets majorty votes; or Trump/Reps gets nill.

    Amount of seats in the house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaapz View Post
    I have a friend who knows nothing about US government... what are midterm elections and whats the impact? I.E. Trump/Reps gets majorty votes; or Trump/Reps gets nill.

    Amount of seats in the house?
    Too simple to just sum up like that. Plenty of info that explains it here.

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    Thanks, that led me to here https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/midter...rats-1.4855905

    A Canadian site and didn't really answer my question but thanks!!

    For Canadian politics it is quite simple; the elected party is either a majority ( >50% seats) and can more easily push things. Or they are a minority and need the support of the opposition to pass their bills.

    We don't have midterm elections at a Federal level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaapz View Post
    I have a friend who knows nothing about US government... what are midterm elections and whats the impact? I.E. Trump/Reps gets majorty votes; or Trump/Reps gets nill.

    Amount of seats in the house?
    We're voting for all 435 seats in the House as they are re-elected every two years. We're also voting for 35 Senate seats that have reached the end of their six-year terms. The odds are increasing that Democrats will take the House back from the Republicans, but the odds are also increasing that Republicans will keep the Senate since 26 of the Senate seats up are being defended by Democrats and only 9 by Republicans.

    Right now, Trump and the Republicans control everything. If Dems can take one chamber of Congress, they can slow down or halt Trump's agenda similar to what happened to Barack Obama in 2010.

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    Thank you. Now I know there is stigma with supporting Trump; I went to a Godsmack/Shinedown concert in the US and I befriended some concert goers, teachers actually. They told me they felt embarrassed by Trump.

    Meanwhile to me (and I don't know much at all) Canadian dairy farmers and Canadian steel workers are feeling as though the USA got the better end of the deals Trump had recently made to NAFTA. USA workers will benefit, Canadian workers/farmers are scrambling to compensate and the Canadian gov is already subsidizing dairy farmers.

    Isn't it good that Trump has the balls to make some real moves that benefit the USA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaapz View Post
    Thank you. Now I know there is stigma with supporting Trump; I went to a Godsmack/Shinedown concert in the US and I befriended some concert goers, teachers actually. They told me they felt embarrassed by Trump.

    Meanwhile to me (and I don't know much at all) Canadian dairy farmers and Canadian steel workers are feeling as though the USA got the better end of the deals Trump had recently made to NAFTA. USA workers will benefit, Canadian workers/farmers are scrambling to compensate and the Canadian gov is already subsidizing dairy farmers.

    Isn't it good that Trump has the balls to make some real moves that benefit the USA?
    They're not benefiting American workers; they're benefiting corporations and the super rich. Pig farmers here in Tennessee are furious about the tariffs and saw the proposed bailout for them as insulting. These are people who voted for Trump. Also, separating families at the border, banning immigrants from entering the US, and appointing a sexual assaulter to the Supreme Court isn't worth any trade-off, and I'm likely forgetting other human rights abuses this administration has perpetrated because it feels like it all happened 20 years ago.

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    Well, whatever happens on November 6, November 7 (or shortly thereafter) is gonna make a lot of people happy and a lot of people really angry. Time will tell who gets what.

    Mueller ready to delivery key findings in Trump probe

    Reportedly, yes or no answers on clear evidence of collusion and clear evidence of obstruction of justice are set to be answered in release...if it is made public, that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaapz View Post

    Isn't it good that Trump has the balls to make some real moves that benefit the USA?
    If only things were that simple... so when Trump's bullshit tariffs hit the pockets of farmers (read: his voting base), he subsidizes their losses with a 6 billion dollar check... and that money still comes from somewhere. It's a form of socialism his supporters like. Maybe if he can win that lawsuit against California for keeping net neutrality alive he can take it out of there, because we sure as shit aren't voting for him and he knows it.

    Regarding the kind of balls I'd like our leaders to have, it'd be the sort that doesn't have him licking Putin's boots.

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    wh counsel resigned meuller ready to drop the hammer after the midterms
    -louie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louie_Cypher View Post
    wh counsel resigned meuller ready to drop the hammer after the midterms
    -louie
    He resigned in August. And just a reminder re: Mueller:

    That doesn’t necessarily mean Mueller’s findings would be made public if he doesn’t secure unsealed indictments. The regulations governing Mueller’s probe stipulate that he can present his findings only to his boss, who is currently Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The regulations give a special counsel’s supervisor some discretion in deciding what is relayed to Congress and what is publicly released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theimage13 View Post
    He resigned in August. And just a reminder re: Mueller:
    he'll resign part of the deal will be to seal the report. they'll claim the country is too divided or some shit. He'll walk and have pulled the greatest scam in history in a couple of years the republicans will run someone even more corrupt and stupid. they did with "W" sigh.....
    -louie

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    Trump says U.S. will pull out of nuke treaty with Russia that limited number of missiles
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ia/1712994002/

    Looks like we may very well be heading into a nuclear war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_Nicholas View Post
    Trump says U.S. will pull out of nuke treaty with Russia that limited number of missiles
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ia/1712994002/

    Looks like we may very well be heading into a nuclear war.
    Putin may want another cold war. People living in fear is right up his alley. Add in some chaotic propaganda so that you never know what to believe and suddenly the USA is ready to tear itself apart. Not that it's far from that as it is though.

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    Trump Administration Wants to Change Definition of Gender to Restrict Transgender Rights
    https://www.rollingstone.com/politic...nition-745214/

    The Trump administration memo recommended the government define gender “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.” Under the new guidelines, the only gender options would be male or female, and gender could not be changed over the course of a person’s life. Genetic testing would be used to determine a person’s gender, if need be.
    In other words, this wonderful administration refuses to even accept people who have had actual sex-change operations. Even if Trump were to be successfully removed before 2020, we would end up with President Pence keeping shit like this alive.

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    Sex.

    They want to change the dictionary definition of "gender" to "biological sex".

    Fucking morons.

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