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July 19: Less than 10 Working Days Left Before Recess and All They Do is Spin

by Countable | 7.19.17

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017

Keeping cool, CountaBuddies?

You’d think with the summer humidity in D.C. politicians would have less appetite for spin, but no. Like young kids on the playground, they seem to have an inexhaustible appetite for it.

The president is blaming the health care failure on the Democrats despite his party controlling Congress and the White House. The Democrats say they want to work on health care with the Republicans, but have no details and no plan other than attacking the GOP. And the GOP thinks they’re going to pass tax reform, but they can’t even pull together a budget, which has to happen first, and soon.

But the Justice Department is allowing police to take your stuff if they think you’ve done something and never give it back. And they’re not even hiding it. Everybody’s just so dizzy from the spin they haven’t noticed. So, I guess we can’t say they aren’t accomplishing anything.

The President: IN WASHINGTON

  • This morning the president will receive his daily security briefing.

  • The president will meet with U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad.

  • He’ll lunch with Republican Members of Congress and then lead a Made In America Roundtable.

The House of Representatives: IN SESSION

  • Voting on a bill to coordinate environmental reviews of natural gas pipelines between federal, state, and local agencies.

  • Voting on a bill to reform regulations involving energy infrastructure projects that cross international borders.

The Senate: IN SESSION

What to Watch

  • The president’s election fraud commission is meeting for the first time today. Vice-President Pence will offer remarks at 11 AM EDT.

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions will justify asset forfeiture (that’s the police taking people’s stuff) at 11:30 AM EDT.

Keep your heads, CountaBears!

"The spin overwhelms the substance. That’s very clearly what happened."— Joseph C. Wilson

— Asha Sanaker

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  • Azrael
    07/19/2017
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    Hello......hello....knock knock....anyone home? See these 🇺🇸🗽? Remember what they represent? Remember how much blood was spilled to keep these symbols and our beliefs safe? If you do, you will do your jobs and keep our rights on the front lines Time is up Do your jobs Our armed forces and civilians did theirs do not shame the citizens that gave you your jobs

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  • Kathy
    07/19/2017
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    All I can say is We The People need NEW blood in our Congress and Senate that can think for themselves and not an Agenda of someone else. These Rhinos have been dipping into the People pockets long enough 60 % are Multi Millionaires on A 100,000 dollar jobs. Corrupt to the Top of the shit pile .

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  • JTJ
    07/19/2017
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    Term limits for congress

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  • Judith
    07/19/2017
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    CALLING ALL CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS !!!!! GET A REPAIR FOR OBAMA CARE BILL ON THE TABLE ASAP !!

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  • Judith
    07/19/2017
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    THE CONFISCATION OF SUSPECTS ASSETS AND PROPERTY BY THE POLICE, HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR OVER THREE YEARS IN MY STATE. THE MONEY GRUBBING POLITICIANS, LIKE IT, BECAUSE THEY HAVE MORE MONEY AT THE END OF THE DAY TO PUT IN THEIR BACK POCKETS, THE JUDGES, LIKE IT, BECAUSE THEY CAN GAIN KUDOS AND KICKBACKS FROM THE SALE OF THE PROPERTIES, AND THE POLICE, LIKE IT, BECAUSE THEY CAN PICK AND CHOOSE WHO THE SUSPECTS ARE, DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH PROPERTY THE HAPLESS INDIVIDUAL THAT BECOMES FINGERED AS SUSPECT HAS, AND GAIN KUDOS AND FUNDING FOR THEIR DEPARTMENTS, WHILE GETTING A PROMOTION. BARRING OF COURSE, ANYONE AFFLUENT ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO BRIBE A JUDGE TO GET STANDING IN COURT AND HIRE A GOOD LAWYER. IF YOU DON'T HAVE MUCH PROPERTY OR ASSETS YOU CAN ALWAYS BE FINGERED TO FILL, A FOR PROFIT PRISON BED, AND BECOME ANOTHER, FOR PROFIT PRISON SLAVE LABORER. THE REPUBLICANS ONCE AGAIN MAKING AMERICA THE UNETHICAL GREAT AGAIN ! FROM DIEING SEA TO DIEING SEA !

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  • DrCindyBean
    07/19/2017
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    TRump voter commission is a fraud. It attempts to undermine elections and suppress voting. Every body needs to be able to vote. We must ensure free and fair elections. No more Russian hacking into elections and no tRump commission to undermine rights to vote. This is a horrible insult. This commission should be stopped and disbanded immediately. Stand up for democracy and democratic institutions. Our nation requires it.

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  • Lawrence
    07/19/2017
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    Shame on the President and the Congress of these United States for not doing more for the people.

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  • NoHedges
    07/19/2017
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    While recess is on, make a goal and recruit others to become part of the Countable and the represent US movement. Ideas spread thru word of mouth better than social media or advertising. So reach out to the woman in the grocery line, the parent in your child's soccer club, and anyone who you think might be one of the 87% of Americans who would support the Anti Corruption Act. Two states have already started adopting these critical protections. The 1% will be working tirelessly to stop Americans from uniting, so that they CAN COLLAPSE THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. We must increase our numbers of active supporters. So make a goal and get talking!

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  • NoHedges
    07/20/2017
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    Why doesn't Countable cover bills being pushed at the local level? I was just made aware of a bill being passed by Colorado Senator Jack Tate to increase motorcycle traffic because of it low impact on the roads and fuel savings despite the huge increase in motorcycle deaths, MY SON BEING ONE OF THEM! We need to know what is happening at local levels to be effective. Please Countable I beg you, for the sake of other mothers, please consider expanding your coverage to include local level legislation. 😕😥💔His name was Benjamin, he died giving a homeless man a ride to a church for food and support. His life was worth more than the savings to our roads or fuel. There will never be another Benjamin, he was irreplaceable.

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  • Ticktock
    07/19/2017
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    Let's face it. We put the wrong people in charge of our government. Maybe we'll not be so gullible in 2018 & 2020. Maybe the people running for office will remember why they are were elected. To represent the people, all the people of the United States. Not just the ones they like. Not the ones that support their ideals but everyone.

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  • John
    07/19/2017
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    I pretty well thought that "Countable" was a leftist app and now this latest issue confirmed it. The democrats HAVE DONE NOTHING but that is to be expected because the GOP never helped Obama. I get it. Let's not make a big deal how dems are bending over backward to help! They aren't! Talking about dems its easy to get the democratic votes together because no one has a care in the world about the debt. Just keep taxing and running up the debt and all your dreams will come true! Well the bill, now at $60,000 per person, will come due for your children or their children and their lives will be much worse because of YOUR overspending today. Dems, and some GOP, need to get a clue and start living within our means rather than constantly searching for the next free lunch for 1/2 of the country.

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  • Lilly.Forest
    07/19/2017
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    How in the he&$ is it not theft to take a persons possessions as a result of them POSSIBLY being guilty! This is criminal and absolutely UNEXCEPTABLE! This will cause riots and extreme discord, AS IT SHOULD! I am so far past disgusted.

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  • Karen
    07/19/2017
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    This is the most inept,greedy,mean and ugly president and Republican Party I've seen in my lifetime and one I hope to never see again. They are not with the American people they are only out for the money and what the lobbyists can give to them. Wake up America get out there and vote for people who put us and our country first. Not Russia ,corporations,and the wealthy first. So disgusted by them all.

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  • David
    07/19/2017
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    What does it say about the government culture when the president refuses to take responsibility for anything that happens under his watch. Now he disowns the health care failure. He continues to quote the election win as historic and misstates facts and realities we all live in. Where is the humility, the honor, or dare I ask, the Truth? This whole bizarro presidency is now the bizarro government and we are all the victims. Please- everyone- remember this the next time you have to vote in an election and elect people with some integrity.

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  • Kathy
    07/19/2017
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    It's amazing how much shit the Citizens never knew about what happen or is happening in our States and Government, Thanks News Media for all the coverup Information from the Citizens , spin spin spin seem to be the Last Administration legacy. Pretty hard to coverup things now I-phones videos , Facebook , Tweeter news outlet True or false it has made Citizens aware that corrupt shit is happening. But make no mistake Lies will be uncovered cause for every One Lie their is always a dozen more to cover up the first and then you trap yourself with which lie is which.

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  • Brad
    07/23/2017
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    If you want to solve many of the issues we see in Washing I have just a few words for you. TERM LIMITS!!! The main problem to enacting term limits is that these jokers who are supposed to be representing average Americans don’t want their gravy ride to end & therefor will probably never vote to place term limits on themselves. Americans need to rise up saying enough is enough and march on Washington by the millions demanding Term Limits be enacted & just maybe then these jokers will get the message that we’ve had enough. It’s both Dems & Republicans also not one or the other that’s at fault.

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  • NicknSC
    07/20/2017
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    Send them all home and make them hold a town hall meeting three times a week!

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  • DrCindyBean
    07/19/2017
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    Impeach Russian loving traitor tRump and all his treasonous criminal cronies. Get them out. Putin is a murdering thug dictator. TRump is a dangerous delusional demagogue fascist dictator wannabe. His regime is loyal only to PutIn. Stop the criminal madness. Impeach.

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  • GatewayJohn
    07/19/2017
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    It's always hard to get the kids to focus before recess

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  • Gregory
    07/21/2017
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    I believe the best way to get back to the Constitution and sound government. Is term limits for Washington that will not be waived for anyone. If you're part of the same old warped record we have heard more than enough. The arguments of today were the arguments of yesterday. Enough!!

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