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Saturday News: DNC Chair Says “Russian and Trump campaign conspiracy ‘abundantly clear to me'”; “Memogogues”; 5th CD Dems Wrap Up Caucuses Today

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, April 21.

  • Freaky Freitas beats Neo-Confederate Corey in straw poll last night in Giles County

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  • Quizzical

    Re In Northern Virginia, a big target becomes even bigger, at first I thought Metro was the big target, but by the end of the article I realized that Hugo is the big target. When Hugo works against Metro, he is working against his own constituents. So many people couldn’t live in the 40th District without Metro. It’s hard to understand what Hugo is doing, other than playing tit for tat politics.

  • Quizzical

    I heard Mark Levin on the radio jubilantly crowing that the DNC lawsuit is a huge mistake and that now the defendants in that suit can take discovery concerning the DNC’s and the Clinton campaign’s and Obama’s actions in commissioning the Steele dossier, using intelligence agencies to spy on the Trump campaign, and so forth, including a deposition of Hillary Clinton.

    To me the DNC lawsuit seems like a serious document that took a lot of time and money to prepare. They wouldn’t have filed it without giving serious consideration to what discovery would likely entail, on both sides.

    Perez says they are doing it for the sake of protecting future elections and to raise the costs of this kind of interference with US politics. That may be. To me the lawsuit seems like a statement that this entire affair is not going to be swept under the rug, due to either the political difficulty of impeachment or the practical difficulty of prosecuting beyond a reasonable doubt without exposing classified information. The DNC is saying no, we are going to air this out in full, and the standard is going to be preponderance of the evidence.

  • Quizzical
    • What’s stopping people from planting trees and native plants of all kinds is the cult of “the lawn,” something that needs to die – right now.