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@Radioblogger Was a heck of a run, while it lasted, speaking as a real Lakers fan.RT @SportsCenter: BREAKING: Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says next season will be Kobe Bryant's last with the Lakers. http://t.co/SHAdiS6whART @CNBCnow: BREAKING: Yellen: Rate hike appropriate this year if economy improves » http://t.co/WegM462pHTCruz for President announce Wendy Day as Michigan State Director! http://t.co/sJfAktnhVC
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @TimAlberta: Jeb says Republicans need to get beyond preaching to the choir, then adds: "I do love the choir."#Breaking: The State Department published online 296 emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's account http://t.co/4tS9Kwjqtu
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @cnnbrk: ISIS claims responsibility for today's suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia. http://t.co/EL3RS8z3cw@StevenTDennis We own the media & run the banks, for instance #JoosMt.Pleasant/COHI/16th street friends: lost a beautiful gold ring somewhere btwn 16th and Park rd and Farragut Sq. help! cc @PoPville @DCist
Retweeted by David M. DruckerA line around the corner here at Adas Israel that rivals any high holidays crowd 2 hear Obama speak this AM http://t.co/pGtHmYHJee
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @JimPethokoukis: Warren Buffett explains — simply and clearly — why a $15 minimum wage is bad for workers http://t.co/Z0ULGj2QHpYou have to read to the 5th graf to learn his approval rating is chugging along at 43%. http://t.co/XVNTLGJlaE
Retweeted by David M. DruckerSuicide bomber attacks Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, causing casualties, local reports say http://t.co/YdskKMY09f
Retweeted by David M. Drucker.@philipaklein on trouble ahead for #Obamacare: http://t.co/n1wQzD0gSmUsually, last place a presidential candidate senator wants to be is Capitol Hill. @RandPaul flipped the script: http://t.co/eUsI5WgB5h.@RandPaul makes opposition to NSA's bulk data collection program centerpiece of his presidential campaign: http://t.co/eUsI5WgB5h
The Clinton Foundation discloses speech fees totaling as much as $26 million that were paid to it https://t.co/mW0w8LEZcm
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@TheSpellingCat @michael_steel @SpeakerBoehner type vs misspellingIn a 19-word email, @michael_steel bids adieu to Capitol Hill. Strikes me as a very @SpeakerBoehner-eque goodbye.Get excited: Hillary will be making her official campaign announcement speech at the first big event of her campaign on June 13th.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @SecretsBedard: Obama: 'It's my name' on Iran nuke deal http://t.co/bWDLrusjTp via @DCExaminerRT @Jerusalem_Post: Obama to deliver rare synagogue address http://t.co/tg08IND0btLoves that line RT @jimantle: Santorum says if ISIS wants to live like the 7th century, we should bomb them back to 7th century. #SRLC2015Expect this to come up (a lot) in '16 in Colo: @SenCoryGardner on women's ability to make decisions re contraception. http://t.co/eHrPPdwH9a
Retweeted by David M. DruckerInbox: The Telemundo stations in Los Angeles, Miami and Phoenix have the most-watched local newscasts *in any language* at end of May sweeps
Retweeted by David M. DruckerFor people who recall #COSEN 2014 - Inbox: 'Ayotte, Gardner intro bill to increase availability of over counter contraceptives'Obama will not support "full-scale military re-invasion of Iraq," b/c that Bush policy "did not work," WH says.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @charliespiering: “There’s a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking going on here,” says Josh Earnest on ISIS strategy#oops RT @anitakumar01: .@PressSec calls the taking of Palmyra and Ramadi "setbacks."Pres Obama says he has to be honest with friends such as Israel, but "understandably," that makes folks there and in the US "uncomfortable."
Retweeted by David M. DruckerBOEHNER says he'll allow Ex-Im on the floor if senate passes it. But he will allow amendments http://t.co/OLdj3Ejizz test of banks power
Retweeted by David M. DruckerIt's a start. https://t.co/4Xk3GAq0gm@joshuamercer @TheSuburbsGuy The data doesn't lie. They may be insider approved but that's not why they're leading the pack right now.Who wore it best? @DanielStrauss4 rates the GOPers Iraq recantations http://t.co/u49s6Wwaei http://t.co/Cvu5Pie5OQ
Retweeted by David M. DruckerNot a bad morning when reading about the @Nationals is as or more compelling than checking out the political/2016 headlines.Not sure this endorsement of bulk surveillance is going to help. https://t.co/i3VkI0DIlF
Retweeted by David M. Drucker"Maybe he just had a bad morning or he didn’t get his coffee.” @Bharper3407 on the Ump tossing him"This is the Chinese Navy ... This is the Chinese Navy ... Please go away ... to avoid misunderstanding." http://t.co/frabEkcCTw
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@RalstonReports @marcorubio #wematterRT @keder: Bryce Harper on ejection: 'I don't think 40K people came to watch the ump' http://t.co/a1Ws7AezJ2 via @cbssports.@RealBenCarson breaks w/ GOP hawks & joins @RandPaul in disavowing #Iraq war root & branch: http://t.co/dF5LXrzPxf h/t @JonEasleyHow many members live in their offices? Could be 70. @davidhawkings explains why that's big $: http://t.co/mtxCqfIOrL
Retweeted by David M. DruckerInteresting aside to renewed #Iraq war debate: Repubs aren't sticking w/ support & approach that led to it: http://t.co/NOPwzVUKEK"Knowing what we know now, I absolutely would have sent the Pacific Fleet out of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 4…" http://t.co/NOPwzVUKEKRand's camp is talking tough, warning he will force Senate into wknd and next week to finish Patriot Act. Will he be here to object?
Retweeted by David M. DruckerGotta figure if a former #Iowa caucus winner & 2nd place straw poll finisher can skip straw poll, gives cover 4 everyone else to do sameLatest @bpolitics Iowa focus group, via @margarettalev - GOP worries about Bush's viability http://t.co/MffEd3RxZs
Retweeted by David M. DruckerSpain expelled 300,000 Jews in 1492. Now, it’s about to invite their descendants back. http://t.co/dTE3Cuy1RM http://t.co/v6aFq7scmd
Retweeted by David M. Drucker"If conservatives are divided and we lose the Iowa caucuses next year, there will be no winners." @GovMikeHuckabee on skipping straw pollNo 2016 GOP frontrunner should participate in the #Iowa straw poll. All risk, little upside.RT @steveholland1: Mike Huckabee will skip the Iowa straw poll, per his campaignHuckabee writes in @DMRegister editorial that he won't participate in Iowa Straw poll - or any other one: http://t.co/Hw2CC2olrn
Retweeted by David M. Drucker.@SenTomCotton on #Iraq war: THEN, it was right call; NOW, lessons learned; REAL FAILURE, Obama's pullout: http://t.co/NOPwzVUKEK.@SenTomCotton was silent about #Iraq war & what we knew then vs. now - until our interview: http://t.co/NOPwzVUKEKTom Cotton: We shouldn't be ashamed of the Iraq War http://t.co/GTGMWMHLkZ via @DCExaminer
@jimgeraghty Jayvee squad?Here's @SenatorTester standing with Rand. Tally: Two Republicans, five Democrats.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@singernews @cspanMcArdle I would tune into #DrunkFilibusterIn his Abbottabad compound, Osama Bin Laden read Foreign Policy magazine, and a Time article on AOL's stock. http://t.co/vf6eI1MaUF
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRand Paul's extended speech is smoking out how many colleagues have big issues with NSA. and shows resolution not going to be easy.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @mateagold: SCOOP: Fox News set criteria for first GOP presidential debate - must place in top 10 http://t.co/TXKFdHox2pRT @nielslesniewski: At 3:43 p.m., @RonWyden has begun the process of asking @RandPaul a "question"@SonnyBunch #TriggerTweetTunisian President: "There's no such thing as the Arab Spring." Tunisia is alone. Hopefully U.S. will help others follow. @USIP
Retweeted by David M. Drucker"I disagree with Rand on both points, the constitutionality and the effectiveness." @SenTomCotton http://t.co/HihHxjRmZJFor your reading pleasure during @RandPaul's Patriot Act "filibuster," @SenTomCotton w/ a counter view: http://t.co/HihHxjRmZJMy intvw w/ @SenTomCotton on the NSA & why @RandPaul is wrong - on effectiveness & constitutionality: http://t.co/HihHxjRmZJ. @KellyO reporting that Sens Wyden (D-OR) & Mike Lee (R-UT) are expected to join @RandPaul on the Senate floor to speak against PATRIOT act
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@daveweigel @AJentleson Adam just told us it is accurate. At 12:01 am he will have successfully upended Senate's business, on TPA/NSA.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker#Doomed RT @charlescwcooke: Majority of Democrats, 37 Percent of Republicans Want to Repeal First Amendment http://t.co/r6VMSxUrw8In apparent shift from just weeks ago, Perry says a trade deal can wait for next prez: http://t.co/Dl5X6YpuKl Santo's opposed as well.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @rickklein: Trump on Scott Walker: "Wisconsin, as you know, is piling on debt after debt..." http://t.co/S6wNqtDpWJWhat Rand Paul’s doing on the floor right now: Not quite “filibustering” but putting heat on PATRIOT supporters http://t.co/BKOjxrKS6r
Retweeted by David M. DruckerHuh. Paul says that, while he would “repeal the whole thing...some of the changes we could make” to Patriot Act is end bulk data collection
Retweeted by David M. DruckerThe point being, if this isn't a filibuster, there's no such thing as a filibuster.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerPeople who normally count any cloture motion - even if it was later vitiated or cleared 100-0 - now say marathon talks aren't filibusters.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @scottwongDC: House conservatives: McConnell push for clean Patriot Act a 'waste of time' http://t.co/SsuvakL2K6.@RandPaul is not actually filibustering the Patriot Act reauthorization, but the practical political impact he intends will be the same.RT @erinsusanwhite: Al Qaeda application from bin Laden trove: 'Who should we contact in case you became a martyr?' http://t.co/rImLdGyfPM@SedonaRockss Fair enough. I disagree. But criticism noted.@jamespmanley Thanks for the readout. … actually pretty smart. Will get reported as a filibuster but he has a guaranteed bathroom break.@jamespmanley Does that mean he's can't stop that vote by refusing to relinquish the floor at that time?@maryaoden I don't like to take everything (or myself) too seriously 100% of the time.@jamespmanley What if he refuses to relinquish the floor? What's the rule?On Snapchat, Rubio is promoting a contest to win a trip to Vegas for a birthday fundraiser w/ the star of Pawn Stars. http://t.co/vnLUQ7qnrG
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@mboyle1 @RandPaul @SpeakerBoehner Yapping doesn't = irrelevant. TPA (Warren) Currency manip (Portman) Patriot Act (Paul) all relevant@NoahCRothman @mboyle1 @RandPaul Ridic.@mboyle1 @RandPaul slang; figure of speech. I use it all the time, even to describe my own yapping. Appreciate the thought police patrol..@RandPaul has begun filibustering patriot act extension to end NSA spying #StandWithRand
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@brianknewhouse @RandPaul Actually not problem solved. But if that it were true."Are they collecting your credit card bills? I don't know whether to trust their answer to that." @RandPaulI fully support renewing #TPA in order to increase American trade & create jobs in NH. More in the @NashuaTelegraph http://t.co/TmkZkcITpP
Retweeted by David M. Drucker"…whether we're willing to give that up to feel safer." @RandPaul on the Bill of Rights vs security."You have to trust those in our intelligence community that they're being honest w/ you." @RandPaul.@RandPaul now on Senate floor yapping about opposition to the Patriot Act.Worth attending. RT @aseitzwald: Bernie Sanders kickoff in Vermont: "There will be free Ben & Jerry's ice cream and music by Mango Jam."@MarkKelleyJr ((sigh))@maryaoden Now Sen Portman is yapping about his currency manipulation amendment on the Senate floor. Slang I use.RT @learyreports: .@JebBush formally supports extension of Patriot Act without changes to NSA data collection: http://t.co/uUeVlYMSWvSen Warren on Senate floor now yapping against TPA
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