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Burnt Ash

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  1. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/divided-states-of-america/ I saw this Frontline documentary this week. I thought it weaved a nice story describing the development of division and partisanship in the past decade or so from the financial crisis, through Obama's campaigns and terms, and to the beginning of the Trump presidency. Some of the topics highlighted are the financial crisis and bailouts, healthcare, Obama's relationship with Congress, gun violence and control, and race relations. It also delves into the divisions within the Republican party, tracing the divide between establishment Republicans and eventual Tea Party/House Freedom Caucus members all the way back to John McCain choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate all the way back in 2008. They interview a ton of people such as Joe Biden, Timothy Geithner, Eric Cantor, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Orrin Hatch, etc; they definitely use a ton of different voices to craft their story. If you have four hours to kill, I'd definitely recommend watching this; it was definitely a bit of an eye opener for me.
  2. South Carolina's 5th District also had a special election today to fill in Mick Mulvaney's old seat. It seems that the Norman will win, keeping the seat Republican, but Parnell's supposedly beat most expectations. EDIT: Handel's projected to win GA-06: https://decisiondeskhq.com/results/georgia-sixth-congressional-district-special/
  3. officially done with my sophomore year of college!

  4. Apparently George Takei is running for David Nunes's Congress seat! (Sorry for the clickbaity title; this is the article on George Takei's Facebook page) http://the-daily.buzz/a/george-takei-has-bombshell-announcement-and-washington-is-reeling?utm_content=inf_10_1163_2&tse_id=INF_4ef68720165511e798fc7bd31dd7c3e2 Edit: never mind, it's April Fools: https://mobile.twitter.com/GeorgeTakei/status/848150976737542145
  5. Washington state is currently red in the NYT tracker. Have the votes from Seattle been counted yet or is there something else going on there?
  6. NYT currently placing the odds of a Trump win at >95% in their livetracker.
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  8. Three more DNC officials have resigned in response to the DNC email leak: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/us/politics/dnc-email-hack-hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders.html On the Republican side, Donald Trump has refused to endorse Paul Ryan and John McCain for the time being. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-refuses-to-endorse-paul-ryan-in-gop-primary-im-just-not-quite-there-yet/2016/08/02/1449f028-58e9-11e6-831d-0324760ca856_story.html Mike Pence, on the other hand, endorsed Ryan today. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/08/03/mike-pence-strongly-endorses-paul-ryan-as-trump-refuses-to-do-the-same/
  9. Here's the live stream on YouTube. Bill Clinton is about to speak, I believe.
  10. Yeah, I kind of cringed reading that bit. At this point, I'm kind of worried that the Democrats will screw this up massively and increase the chances of a Trump presidency. In other news, Trump is leading in these two polls, one by CNN, and the other by the LATimes: http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/25/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-poll/index.html http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-convention-bounce-20160725-snap-htmlstory.html This could be from a post convention bump, but I'm not sure if that's the entire story. I guess things will be a little more clear after the DNC.
  11. It definitely decreases my excitement for new releases, at the very least. However, different Sonic games feature things that I look for in the series, so I just turn to those when I feel like it.
  12. So apparently Obama's half brother is voting for Trump. This really has been an interesting week for the Democrats 

  13. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is resigning after the DNC this week: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/289026-democratic-national-committee-chairwoman-will-resign
  14. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/23/us/politics/dnc-emails-sanders-clinton.html So a bunch of DNC emails have been leaked. One of the bigger impacts this has had is bringing the DNC's impartiality during the primary into question. It's going to be interesting to see if this has any impact in the next couple of days, especially with he DNC coming up on Monday
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