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All the truth you can eat

Worth mentioning:

Paul Manafort, convicted felon in the first of his two trials, was Trump’s Campaign manager.

Michael Cohen, who pled guilty to a bunch o’felonies, was deputy finance chairman of the GOP.

I don’t think Trump is the only Republican politician with something to hide.

Then there’s Mike Flynn, George Pappadopolous, Rick Gates…

Looks like we got ourselves a coven.

and then there’s this:

Jeez, she looks like a saint by comparison.

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Yeah, what she said.

If you don’t guard your stash, they *will* come for it.

Don’t think it can’t happen. None of us thought Trump could happen either.

Updating the model

Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight has a new model out on the 2018 elections. He gives Democrats a 3 in 4 chance of taking back the House. In the latest podcast, the FiveThirtyEight team discuss where the fault lines are this year and why the Trump coalition is tenacious but can’t afford to lose any members.

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In other news, the jury is still out in the Manafort trial, Michael Cohen is about to be charged, George Pappadopolous is going to jail for lying to the Federales, and Mueller sure is finding a whole lotta witches.

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By request, Air Supply. I think someone is trying to guess my age. Give up.