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"I am humbled by the trust and confidence you have placed in me. I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but to unify. Who doesn’t see red and blue states, but a United States. And who will work with all my heart to win the confidence of the whole people. For that is what America is about: the people. And that is what our administration will be about. I sought this office to restore the soul of America."
I am humbled by the trust and confidence you have placed in me. I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but to unify. Who doesn’t see red and blue states, but a United States. And who will work with all my heart to win the confidence of the whole people. For that is what America is about: the people. And that is what our administration will be about. I sought this office to restore the soul of America."
- President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The early ambitions of Joe Biden’s presidency are quickly running into the guardrails of archaic Senate rules, testing his willingness to remake an institution he reveres to fulfill many of the promises he has made to Americans.

It’s a wonky, Washington dilemma with real-world implications for millions of people, determining everything from the future of a minimum wage hike to voting access. It will also shape Biden’s ability to keep two restive wings of the Democratic Party united: swing state moderates wary of the appearance of effectively giving up on bipartisanship and more progressive Democrats who argue that Republicans aren’t coming along anyway.

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Biden — who spent four decades as a senator and speaks of the institution with veneration, as well as some revisionist history about the good old days of cross-party cooperation — is so far trying to find the middle ground.

Liberal Democrats applauded his willingness to go it alone on a sprawling, $1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan, embracing an option known as budget reconciliation that allows certain legislation to pass with a simple majority — in other words, without any Republican votes. But that pathway comes with limitations, including strict rules on what can and can’t be included in a bill.

On Thursday, the Senate’s parliamentarian decreed that a $15 minimum wage provision was out of bounds, prompting some Democrats to call on Biden to push the boundaries again and overrule her decision. The White House said that won’t happen, citing the president’s respect for “the Senate’s process.”

Ultimately, the COVID-19 relief bill was approved by the House by 219-212 early Saturday and will almost certainly pass Congress, even if some Democrats gripe about losing the minimum wage increase. But the road ahead for Biden only gets more treacherous given Democrats’ slim majorities in the House and the Senate and little sign of Republican interest in tackling climate change legislation, an immigration overhaul or election reforms. Those measures mostly fall outside the reconciliation rules, meaning Biden either needs to find a way to bring centrist GOP senators along or blow up what’s known as the filibuster, which would clear the way for all legislation to pass with 51 votes.

To some Democrats, taking that step amounts to accepting the reality of what Republicans are, and are not, willing to give Biden.

“Democrats made a lot of promises in winning the House, the Senate and the White House,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., a progressive who has advocated for blasting through some long-standing congressional rules. “So we’re going to have to make a choice here. Are we going to stick to these rules, or are we actually going to use the levers of government to work for the people? To me, that’s not radical — that’s governing.”

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Biden, who pitched himself to voters as a candidate who could overcome Washington’s hyperpartisanship, has so far suggested he’s inclined to play by the rules and court moderate Republicans who may be willing to work with him.

But the math gets tricky fast. With the Senate split 50-50, Biden would need 10 Republicans to join him to pass major legislation. Yet every move he might make to the center to win a GOP vote could put at risk the support of liberal senators.

Matt Bennett, the executive director of Third Way, a center-left think tank, said he sees some value in Biden gauging Republicans’ willingness to work with him during the early weeks of his administration. But without a significant crack in the GOP firewall, Bennett said keeping the filibuster in place will leave Biden with almost no chance of passing his legislative agenda before the 2022 midterm elections.

“If the filibuster remains, then he’s going to have to do what (former President Barack) Obama did for six years, which is use executive power to the extent he’s able and hope he’s able to get a better outcome in the midterms and a few more votes,” Bennett said.

Indeed, it’s the lessons of the Obama years that have shifted many Democrats’ views of the filibuster, including the former president himself. Obama started his tenure with an enviable 60-seat majority in the Senate, allowing him to pass a recession rescue package and health care overhaul without any Republicans or rule changes. But his majority dwindled after his first two years in office, as did his ability to pass major legislation.

Last year, Obama called the filibuster a “Jim Crow relic” and said that if it’s used to block voting rights legislation, it should be eliminated.

But there’s no clear consensus within the Democratic Party on the way forward. A pair of powerful moderate senators, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, are on record opposing filibuster reform. Others have yet to fully articulate a position.

Both parties have been chipping away at the filibuster for several years. In 2013, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, ended the filibuster for confirmation votes for executive branch and some judicial nominees. In 2017, with Republican Mitch McConnell in charge of the Senate, the GOP did away with the 60-vote requirement for Supreme Court nominees.

Many Democrats believe Biden will have to quickly confront the issue. Democrats will soon start pushing forward a sweeping election and ethics bill that is seen by many in the party as a counterweight to voting restrictions being pursued by Republicans at a state level. GOP lawmakers have panned the measure as a federal takeover of elections, and conservative groups have vowed to spend millions to fight it.

That could leave blowing up the filibuster as the only clear path for passage. Progressives argue that’s a far more palatable choice than explaining to voters, including many people of color who are fearful of new ballot access restrictions, that protecting a Senate procedure was more important than protecting their right to vote.

“This is going to require presidential leadership,” said Tre Easton, senior adviser at Battle Born Collective, a progressive group pushing to end the filibuster. “President Biden has a choice to make pretty early, probably earlier than he wanted, about how much he wants to push.”

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Editor’s Note: Julie Pace has covered the White House and politics for the AP since 2007. Follow her at http://twitter.com/jpaceDC

BERLIN (AP) — Pollina Dinner returned to school in Berlin for the first time this week after two months of lockdown. The 9-year-old third-grader was thrilled to see her classmates and teachers again but frets about the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on her life.

“I’m not afraid of the coronavirus, I’m afraid that everything will continue like this — that my school will close again, I won’t be able to see my friends, and that I can’t go to the movies with my family,” the girl said, fingering her blue medical mask and sighing deeply. “And wearing this mask is even worse than all the shops being closed.”

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Psychiatrists, psychologists and pediatricians in Germany have voiced growing alarm that school closings, social restrictions and other precautions are magnifying the fear, disruption and stress of the pandemic among Germany’s 13.7 million children and teenagers, raising the prospect of a future mental health crisis.

“We don’t have any long-term studies yet, but there’s lots of anecdotal evidence of a crisis-driven rise in hospitalizations and overflowing psychologists’ practices,” Julia Asbrand, a professor of child and youth psychology at Berlin’s Humboldt University, told The Associated Press.

A recent survey by the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf found that about one child in three is suffering from pandemic-related anxiety or depression or is exhibiting psychosomatic symptoms like headaches or stomach aches. Children from poorer and immigrant families are disproportionally affected, according to the survey.

Pollina, who immigrated from Russia with her family in 2019, worries about forgetting much of her German since she only speaks Russian at home. She’s one of 150 youngsters from underprivileged families who, before the pandemic. regularly spent time after school at a youth support program on the eastern outskirts of the German capital.

Arche — Ark in English — is based in Berlin’s Hellersdorf district, a neighborhood of drab concrete buildings constructed during the former Communist regime of East Germany. Some children are still allowed to come in person, but only once every two weeks. The rest of the time, the social workers and educators try to stay in touch through video chats while helping their young clients with remote learning.

“Many have completely withdrawn and don’t want to get out of their rooms anymore. They’ve gained a lot of weight, are playing online games nonstop and don’t have any more structure in their everyday lives,” Arche founder Bernd Siggelkow said.

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The second major lockdown in Germany started before Christmas. Students in grades 1-3 were allowed to return to classrooms this week with reduced class sizes and limited lessons. The government hopes to ease further restrictions in coming weeks and has said that the re-opening of all schools is a top priority.

However, there’s concern the country is slipping into a third wave of infections due to more contagious variants of the virus. Virologists have repeatedly said it is still unclear to what extent the virus spreads from children attending school into homes and communities. More than 2 million people have contracted the virus in Germany and almost 70,000 have died of COVID-19, although only 10 under the age of 20, according to the country’s disease control center.

Even though children are not at as much risk of severe COVID-19 complications as older adults, they may be more vulnerable to the collateral mental health effects of the pandemic, according to experts.

An analysis by German health insurer DAK regarding youth psychological issues confirms the first-person observations of the staff at Arche.

The evaluation, which was obtained by German news agency dpa, showed that the number of children and teenagers hospitalized for psychiatric treatment in Berlin almost doubled during the first half of 2020, when schools were closed for over two months during the country’s first lockdown, compared with first six months of 2019.

The statistic underscores the psychological strain the pandemic is putting on young people but does not illustrate the scope of the problem, Christoph Correll, the director of child and youth psychiatry at Berlin’s Charite hospital, told dpa.

“Hospitalizations are the tip of the iceberg,” he said.

Teenagers, especially girls, are more prone to eating disorders and self-harming, and many children’s psychological problems are going undetected while parents are overwhelmed and teachers, social workers and pediatricians don’t have regular contact with students, clients and patients, experts warn.

Psychology professor Asbrand worries that the mental health of children and teenagers has not gotten enough attention during the pandemic. Together with other professionals in the field, she wrote an open letter to the government this month to push for youth needs to get better addressed in the ongoing health crisis and prioritized when society reopens.

An immediate action government authorities could take to help mitigate possible problems would be to allow groups to gather for school and youth sports, in line with hygiene and distancing precautions.

“We all don’t know yet how this is going to develop long-term, but we must focus on youth mental health now,” she said.

While attending Arche this week for help with homework assigned online, 16-year-old Robin Reyer said not being able to hang out with friends has been one of the hardest parts of the pandemic restrictions.

“I want to celebrate birthdays again, go out and play soccer with my friends in the park or meet them at Burger King,” he said while taking a break outside in the spring sun.

“Now, I’m only allowed to meet one friend at most,” he said. “That really sucks.”

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    In our ongoing Battle for the Biden-Harris Aministration, we must never lose sight of the Character, the Principles and the Soul of the campaign that lead us to VICTORY


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    • GOP is Defining Dems

    • Justice & Police Reform

      The ideas and proposals behind the goals of the rhteroci to "defund the police" have actually been part of the Biden Agenda for Black Americans since 2019. Its sounds like we're saying don't pay the police out of spite. The facts are, the actualy proposals are what President Biden has called for: Making sure funding to weed out racism and bigotry, systemic and systematic practices that disproproportionately target unarmed, innocent Black Americans is prioritized; Making sure Medical and Mental Health professionals are on-site when someone is mentally ill, suffering from drug addiction; Making sure Drugs Addiction and Alcoholism leads to Rehab - not Prison for criminals; Fund the ensurance that White Teorrists & mass murderers are not treated with blatant favoritsm and taken into custody without a scratch, while 9-year old little girls are maced, and law-abiding non violent Black Americans are not gunned down while armed, violent White Americans are bought a hamburger and cuffed.

      Problem: Misunderstood rhetoric can lose elections
      Alternatives: Reform, Racial Justice, Black Lives Matter
    • Don't Let the GOP decide the News

    To rebuild the backbone of the nation — the middle class. To make America respected around the world again and to unite us here at home. It is the honor of my lifetime that so many millions of Americans have voted for this vision. And now the work of making this vision real is the task of our time. As I said many times before, I’m Jill’s husband. I would not be here without the love and tireless support of Jill, Hunter, Ashley, all of our grandchildren and their spouses, and all our family. They are my heart. Jill’s a mom — a military mom — and an educator. She has dedicated her life to education, but teaching isn’t just what she does — it’s who she is. For America’s educators, this is a great day: You’re going to have one of your own in the White House, and Jill is going to make a great first lady. And I will be honored to be serving with a fantastic vice president — Kamala Harris — who will make history as the first woman, first Black woman, first woman of South Asian descent, and first daughter of immigrants ever elected to national office in this country. It’s long overdue, and we’re reminded tonight of all those who fought so hard for so many years to make this happen. But once again, America has bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice.
    To all those who volunteered, worked the polls in the middle of this pandemic, local election officials — you deserve a special thanks from this nation. To my campaign team, and all the volunteers, to all those who gave so much of themselves to make this moment possible, I owe you everything. And to all those who supported us: I am proud of the campaign we built and ran. I am proud of the coalition we put together, the broadest and most diverse in history.
    It’s time to put away the harsh rhetoric. To lower the temperature. To see each other again. To listen to each other again. To make progress, we must stop treating our opponents as our enemy. We are not enemies. We are Americans. The Bible tells us that to everything there is a season — a time to build, a time to reap, a time to sow. And a time to heal. This is the time to heal in America. Now that the campaign is over — what is the people’s will? What is our mandate? I believe it is this: Americans have called on us to marshal the forces of decency and the forces of fairness. To marshal the forces of science and the forces of hope in the great battles of our time. The battle to control the virus. The battle to build prosperity. The battle to secure your family’s health care. The battle to achieve racial justice and root out systemic racism in this country. The battle to save the climate.
    The battle to restore decency, defend democracy, and give everybody in this country a fair shot.
    Our work begins with getting Covid under control. We cannot repair the economy, restore our vitality, or relish life’s most precious moments — hugging a grandchild, birthdays, weddings, graduations, all the moments that matter most to us — until we get this virus under control. On Monday, I will name a group of leading scientists and experts as transition advisers to help take the Biden-Harris Covid plan and convert it into an action blueprint that starts on Jan. 20, 2021. That plan will be built on a bedrock of science. It will be constructed out of compassion, empathy, and concern. I will spare no effort — or commitment — to turn this pandemic around. I ran as a proud Democrat. I will now be an American president. I will work as hard for those who didn’t vote for me — as those who did. Let this grim era of demonization in America begin to end — here and now. The refusal of Democrats and Republicans to cooperate with one another is not due to some mysterious force beyond our control. It’s a decision. It’s a choice we make. And if we can decide not to cooperate, then we can decide to cooperate. And I believe that this is part of the mandate from the American people. They want us to cooperate. That’s the choice I’ll make. And I call on the Congress — Democrats and Republicans alike — to make that choice with me. The American story is about the slow, yet steady widening of opportunity. Make no mistake: Too many dreams have been deferred for too long. We must make the promise of the country real for everybody — no matter their race, their ethnicity, their faith, their identity, or their disability.
    America has always been shaped by inflection points — by moments in time where we’ve made hard decisions about who we are and what we want to be.
    • Lincoln in 1860 — coming to save the Union.
    • F.D.R. in 1932 — promising a beleaguered country a New Deal.
    • J.F.K. in 1960 — pledging a New Frontier.
    And 12 years ago — when Barack Obama made history — and told us, “Yes, we can.” We stand again at an inflection point. We have the opportunity to defeat despair and to build a nation of prosperity and purpose.

    Joe's Code

    Does our grassroots activism, tweets, design and marketing materials adhere to Joe's Code? Are we honoring his wishes in how his Administration ought to treat people?
    We can do it. I know we can. I’ve long talked about the battle for the soul of America. We must restore the soul of America. Our nation is shaped by the constant battle between our better angels and our darkest impulses. It is time for our better angels to prevail. Tonight, the whole world is watching America. I believe at our best America is a beacon for the globe. And we lead not by the example of our power, but by the power of our example. I’ve always believed we can define America in one word: possibilities. That in America everyone should be given the opportunity to go as far as their dreams and God-given ability will take them. You see, I believe in the possibility of this country. We’re always looking ahead. Ahead to an America that’s freer and more just. Ahead to an America that creates jobs with dignity and respect. Ahead to an America that cures disease — like cancer and Alzheimers.
    Ahead to an America that never leaves anyone behind. Ahead to an America that never gives up, never gives in. This is a great nation. And we are a good people. This is the United States of America. And there has never been anything we haven’t been able to do when we’ve done it together. In the last days of the campaign, I’ve been thinking about a hymn that means a lot to me and to my family, particularly my deceased son, Beau. It captures the faith that sustains me and which I believe sustains America. And I hope it can provide some comfort and solace to the more than 230,000 families who have lost a loved one to this terrible virus this year. My heart goes out to each and every one of you. Hopefully this hymn gives you solace as well.
    “And He will raise you up on eagle’s wings, Bear you on the breath of dawn, Make you to shine like the sun, And hold you in the palm of His Hand.”

    And now, together — on eagle’s wings — we embark on the work that God and history have called upon us to do. With full hearts and steady hands, with faith in America and in each other, with a love of country — and a thirst for justice — let us be the nation that we know we can be.

    A nation united.
    A nation strengthened.
    A nation healed.
    The United States of America.
    God bless you.
    And may God protect our troops"

    Battle for Biden Win

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    Biggest Election Gains

    Biden (re)built the wall

    His campaign never took Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania for granted.
    The story after Hillary Clinton’s loss in 2016 was that her campaign devoted too many resources into expansion and not enough into nailing down the “Blue Wall” of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, states Republicans hadn’t carried in decades. That left her susceptible to a Trump surge among white noncollege voters who are a disproportionate segment of those states. (The Clinton campaign would push back on some of the hyperbolic expressions that it “ignored” these states, and the campaign put more work into Pennsylvania than is popularly remembered.) There are some things that don’t impress the Surge about the Biden campaign. But the campaign never lost focus, even when polls were (it turns out erroneously) showing them well ahead in these states, that the straightest path to a majority was through Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. They kept the campaign visits and resources flowing there first. They ground it out, cutting Trump’s margins or adding to their own margins by a few percentage points here or there. The Biden campaign strategy was not the sexiest, and it didn’t produce the landslide repudiation of Trump that so many Democrats were hoping for. But their first priority was to rebuild the “Blue Wall,” and they did it.

    Polls suck

    Congrats to every pollster on your new F-minus rating.
    After four years of reworking their models to correct a major polling error concentrated in the Midwest states, and to make sure they’re capturing Trump voters in that region, well, some news: Our gold-star pollsters ate it again! Relative to the FiveThirtyEight forecasts—and this isn’t really the forecasters’ issue, it’s that of the pollsters who input the data—the margin was well off in Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Florida. (Georgia pollsters did a good job!) Senate and House polling was a catastrophe. Maine Sen. Susan Collins, who never led a public poll all year, won comfortably, while House Republicans are poised to pick up about the same number of seats that House Democrats were projected to pick up. There was never any indication of this happening in district polling, generic congressional ballot polling, Republican polling, or Democratic polling. The polling industry cannot figure out how to account for Trump surge voters. If Trump runs again in 2024 (ha-ha, but also… why not?) and the Esteemed University Institute of Polling Sciences and Maths says, Hmm, yes, Wisconsin, Trump is down exactly 24 points, please know that it will be within a point either way.

    The “virtual campaign” debate

    Digital Wins
    It didn’t take long for Democrats’ down-ballot underperformances to unleash long-standing tensions within the party about in-person campaigning. In short: The Biden campaign’s message that the Trump administration didn’t take the coronavirus seriously necessitated changes to its own strategy that some state and local Democratic parties and organizations felt were too harsh. National Democrats banned in-person, door-to-door voter outreach and argued that their “virtual” canvassing efforts were sufficient. The Biden campaign eventually loosened the policy in October. But how much of an advantage had they already given the Trump campaign, which never gave a shit about COVID? Republicans outpaced Democrats in new voter registrations in numerous swing states, for one thing. And Democrats’ disastrous performance among Latino voters in South Florida and South Texas, especially, might have been directly hampered by that lack of in-person persuasion. “It’s very hard to do effective campaigning with Latinos unless you’re talking to them in person,” Texas Democratic Party chair Gilberto Hinojosa told the HuffPost after the election. “We didn’t do this. Nobody did this.” The intense postmortem debate among Democrats is not just because officials are getting things off their chest. There will be two January special elections in Georgia to determine control of the Senate, and a quick readjustment is necessary. “We’re going to have to sit down and take a serious look at how to run these senatorial campaigns in Georgia,’’ House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn told USA Today after the election. “We’re not going to win these campaigns if we run those the way we ran Biden’s campaign.”

    Decency won

    Really though, that was the margin
    We know, what a cheeseball phrase. But we mean that it quite literally decided the race! Republicans did well across the country on Tuesday. Trumpism isn’t as unpopular as Democrats had hoped. But most presidents get reelected, and most in-parties have good down-ballot performances when their president gets reelected. Why Donald Trump lost, when the rest of his party did well, is because he is an all-time, world-class, singular asshole. He has used the power of the United States presidency as a means of ensuring you cannot go an hour without being reminded that he is an asshole, because being an asshole is the most efficient way to get attention. Joe Biden was a strong match against Donald Trump because, whatever you think of his policy views, he is straightforwardly not an asshole. People like him. COVID, the economy, policing, immigration, Ukraine, impeachment, fracking, Hunter’s laptop—put these things aside. Joe Biden matched up well against Trump in 2015 when he decided against running, he matched up well against Trump during the primaries, and he matched up well against Trump during the pandemic. The choice was between a person known for being decent and a person known for being an asshole. The majority spoke.
    Candidate AttributesVoter Response
    More Honest & Trustworthy
    Trump 35% Biden 51%
    Better understands the problems of people like you
    Trump 35% Biden 52%
    Better Personality & Temperament for a President
    Trump 33% Biden 59%
    A Strong Leader
    Trump 45% Biden 45%
    Better idea of what America should stand for
    Trump 40% Biden 50%
    Represents your own personal values
    Trump 38% Biden 53%
    Would be better at Uniting Americans than Dividing
    Trump 33% Biden 57%

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    What has Joe Biden ever done in 40 years?
    Biden is one of the most effective Senators in our lifetimes. He's passed 42 bills into law, and has a reputation for being able to persuade and work with all sides. Joe Biden is well respected by Progressive Lawmakers, Supreme Court Justices, The Pentagon, our Military Brass and both the Senate and House Representatives. He's earned that reputation by being a man of honor, that shows respect, courtesy, and a sincere and genuine devotion and dedication to The People, The Constitution, and The United States. A Public Defender, Joe Biden has fought for "the little guy" his entire career. Not only has he passed more laws than most poltiicans put together - he's the only Oval Office occupant to 1. Pass Marriage Equality into Law, 2. Officiate not just one - but two Gay, LGBTQIA marriages while in office.
    Do Black voters really love Joe Biden?

    While CNN was busy writing that Bernie Sanders would end the Biden campaign; that Bernie had it in-the-bag with South Carolinian voters and announced to the world that Joe Biden had "very bad news in South Carolina" coming his way - He obliterated the click-bait and sensationalism with 85% of Black American voters enthusiastically turning out in record numbers to speak for themselves just exactly who they wanted and what they thought about that.

    In June 92% of Black Voters prefer Biden to Trump. As of August, recent polls show that number has actually grown to ~97%.

    The 1994 Crime Bill, Brady Ban & Violence Against Women Act
    Vox 1994 Crime Most Important Problem Graph

    Let's look at the two main things we expect the down-and-dirty swamp creatures to attack with: The Crime Bill and Brady Ban. While many Americans may not be aware of this, for those of us that were growing up in Reagan and Present H.W. Bush's 12 years of Republic rule, crime, gangs, drugs and police violence was at an all-time high. The mob essentially ran the big cities in the late 70's and Reagan's years - and our streets were littered in trash, graffiti and broken glass. If you're too young to have lived through it, watch a throwback 80's movie and you'll get a cleaned-up glance at the reality of a society that had either extreme wealth or extreme poverty and nothing in between.

    George H.W. Bush defeated Michael Dukakis in the 1988 presidential election in part by painting Dukakis as “soft on crime,” Democrats were acutely worried that Republicans were beating them on the issue.

    Facts: Republicans had all the power - for more than a decade. With the public demanding action, something had to be done.

    Facts: Joe Biden wrote the Violence Against Women Act, and sponsored and passed the Brady Bill Ban. Neither of these would've ever existed without the Repulican Congress passing President Clinton's Crime Bill.

    Facts: Bernie Sanders, icon of the progressive far-left, supported and voted for the 1994 crime law, too.

    Why did they vote for it?

    There's a very simple explanation: The public wanted it. It was an attempt to address a big issue in America at the time: Crime, particularly violent crime, had been rising for decades, starting in the 1960s but continuing, on and off, through the 1990s (in part due to the crack cocaine epidemic).

    Had Donald Trump "done more for Black people than any president"?
    Tax Rates for the Rich

    Since we've addressed the Assault Weapons Ban and Clinton and The Democrats' efforts to combat the public opinon they were 'weak' on Crime, we'll assume these attacks will all center around the Economy. By all means, let's talk about Trump's Top-down Trickle-Down tax scam for the filthy rich. For those of us that were growing up in Reagan and Present H.W. Bush's 12 years of Republican Economics, our streets were littered in trash, graffiti, broken glass - and had either extreme wealth, or extreme poverty. Unless you were older and earned your money before Reagan took office, there was nothing in between.

    Trump took office stepping into a thriving economy and the greatest economic recovery and longest strength of economic growrth in the history of the United States. Democrats did that. President Obama did that. Love him or not - President Bill Clinton built a thriving economy for The People, too. We had buckets of money, and wages were at the highest they had been in ages. There's nothing more Donald Trump-like than to take credit for someone else's work...unless it's taking it and not paying for it. He's bragged these last 3 years about record unemployment as if that should mean something to Black Americans. He's braggged about the stock market. Who is he talking to?

    Wages did not go up. Having a JOB means nothing if it can't pay rent, basic needs like FOOD and utilities. Republicans hate welfare and food stamps - yet they do everything they can to keep wages as low as possible. They gift our taxes cuts to the filthy rich and largest corporations in the name of "creating jobs" that pay fractions of pennies to what they earn. But by all means, Black Americans, Working class Americans and more than 40% of ALL American workers - say "thank you" on November 3RD.

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    The Declaration of Independence

    We hold these truths to be self-evident

    The following is the entire Declaration - with only a slight modification: This is a political statement on the State of the Union in 2020. Why do we keep referring to 2020 Joe Biden for President Democrats as Rebels? One read-through below will make that very clear. To those Rebels that declared war, conspired and committed treason to The Crown and King George. A link and image of the complete Declaration is included below.

    EST 1776

    The unanimous Declaration of the United States of America

    When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain President of The United States, Donald J Trump, is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to accept them.

    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures - or profiting from his personal venues.

    He has attacked Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing to submit to Laws establishing Judiciary Powers.

    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. Military Soldiers have been placed in civilian land in a direct violation of The People and the United States Constitution.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

    For protecting them for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States, specifically targeting Black Americans:

    For cutting off Fair Trade with all parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us while slashing taxes to the rich, without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    For arresting peaceful, law-abiding Citizens to be tried for pretended offences:

    For abolishing Federal Laws in a neighbouring State, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

    For taking away our Rights, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

    For suspending our own Legislatures ratified by the Supreme Court, and declaring partisan State Leaders themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring tens of millions of us out un-American, relentlessly attacking and waging War both rhetorical and physical against us.

    He has polluted our seas and lands, ravaged our coasts, poisoned and made uninhabitable our towns and ecology, and destroyed the lives of our people.

    He has allowed Armies of foreign, Enemy Nation's Mercenaries to place bounties on the lives of our soldiers, compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

    He has constrained our Police to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or allowed The People to fall themselves by their Hands.

    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of known hate groups and domestic terrorists, who are known to believe and actively work to incite a race war, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

    He has violated the Sacred lands of Native tribes to which these United States are indebted, allowed and in some cases encouraged the unlawful arrest of Native and other Citizens protected by The Constitution with no consequence.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. Peaceful Protest is met with violence; Legislature passed by The House of Representatives is ignored and not brought to vote. A self-imagined Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our President, White House Administration and their Party. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Rights, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in violation of our Principles and Law, in Peace Friends.

    We, therefore, The People of the united States of America, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of The People, solemnly publish and declare, That these United States are, and of Right ought to be Free from Rule, and that as Free People, guaranteed by The Constitution, they have full Power to dissent, address greivences, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent People may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

    The New York Times

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