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Good afternoon everyone,

I live in Portland, ME and I’m pretty passionate about US Politics and I really wanted to create a thread where we could come here to just discuss and post about the recent news that we’re hearing about. Also if you’re not completely knowledgeable, DON’T BE SHY. No judging here and we can all share knowledge and thoughts :love: I don’t want anyone discouraging people from entering this thread 

Thank you everyone and, and cheers to a  hopefully very successful next 4 years under President Biden

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2022 US Senate Election Map (Nov 8, 2022)

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Map Of the Incumbents
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  • Democrats are defending 14 seats
  • Republicans are defending 20 seats
    • (Need +1) for majority
  • In contrast to 2018 where Democrats were defending 10 seats in states that Trump won in 2016, Democrats hold NO SEATS in any state that had been won by Trump in 2020. Meanwhile, the GOP is defending two seats (WI & PA) in states President Biden won in 2020

Top 10 Senate Seats Most Likely to Flip in 2022

1) Pennsylvania - As an open seat that Biden carried last fall, Pennsylvania remains the seat most likely to flip in 2022 with Republican Sen. Pat Toomey not running for reelection. Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman raised about $4 million in the first quarter -- an impressive haul for the first three months of the off-year. But the former Braddock mayor is still going to have competition for the Democratic nomination. He got a reminder of that late last month when the current mayor of the western Pennsylvania town endorsed one of his opponents, state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta from Philadelphia, who raised just $374,000 in the first quarter. The field is still growing, with Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh launching her campaign earlier this month. EMILY's List, the pro-abortion rights powerhouse, backed Val Arkoosh,The group is often a powerful player in Democratic primaries, including in another Democratic Senate primary here in 2016. Members of the congressional delegation, like Reps. Conor Lamb, Chrissy Houlahan and Madeleine Dean, are eyeing the race. Most of the Republican sparring has been between Army veteran Sean Parnell, who ran and lost against Lamb last year, and Jeff Bartos, a wealthy businessman who loaned his campaign $400,000 during the first quarter.

2) Georgia - Months after twin Senate runoffs here flipped control of the Senate to Democrats, Georgia continues to be the center of the political universe, this time with a controversial election law that has led major corporations to boycott the state and the President to condemn it as "Jim Crow in the 21st century." While voting rights advocates say the law makes it harder to vote for Black Georgians -- a key part of Democrats' winning constituency in this longtime red state -- it may also embolden minority voters to turn out, which has traditionally been a problem for Democrats in midterms. That would all be good news for Sen. Raphael Warnock, who won this seat by just 2 points in the January special runoff election and is running for a full six-year term. He's already well-positioned financially, heading into the second quarter with $5.6 million in the bank. Walker teased a campaign with a June 17 video of him revving the engine of a car with Peach State license plates (in a garage). "I'm getting ready," the former NFL running back said. Trump said in a radio interview last week that Walker told him he's decided to run. GOP strategists, however, are nervous about a risky candidate jeopardizing a must-win seat. Other Republicans are still testing the waters. Former Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who lost to Warnock in the January runoff, recently tweeted about meeting with Trump. And she met with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, too, telling CNN in mid June, "I haven't ruled it out." Rep. Buddy Carter, who's friends with Walker, is waiting to see what Walker does before making a decision. While everyone waits on Walker, national Republicans are not wasting time attacking one of their top targets. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has hit Warnock on TV for supporting the For the People Act, the sweeping voting and elections bill they dub "the welfare for politicians plan" (because of a public financing provision).

3) Wisconsin - GOP Sen. Ron Johnson remains very vulnerable as the only incumbent running for reelection in a state carried by the opposite party's presidential nominee in 2020. And he doesn't seem to be doing himself any favors, giving voice to an elongating string of conspiracy theories about the 2020 election and the January 6 insurrection. But he still hasn't said whether he's running for reelection. He raised about $545,000 in the first three months of the year after ending 2020 with just half a million dollars in the bank. His quarterly haul is much less than he had raised during the same period the last time he was facing reelection (about $1.3 million in the first quarter of 2015.) A prominent Republican is pushing him to stick around: "Run, Ron, Run!" Trump said in a statement earlier this month. If Johnson doesn't run, Republicans will be in the same boat as Democrats -- trying to navigate a late primary, which could suck up candidate resources ahead of what's sure to be an expensive general election. On the Democratic side, Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry raised about $1 million (including a $50,000 personal loan) after getting into the race mid-quarter. Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson, a former lieutenant governor nominee, raised about $264,000. 

4) Arizona - Mark Kelly, who just won this seat last fall, raised $4.4 million in the first quarter for his quest to win a full six-year term. Kelly only won by about 2 points and Biden only narrowly carried the Grand Canyon State last year, so it's by no means a slam dunk for Democrats to hold this seat. Republicans are no longer without candidates to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, who is running for a full six-year term after winning last fall. Several contenders have recently jumped in the race, including Attorney General Mark Brnovich, with others still considering. That's a relief to party operatives who feared that without Gov. Doug Ducey running, they'd be left scrambling in one of their top pick-up opportunities. But Democrats are gleefully anticipating a messy primary, where Republicans are forced to cater to the Trump base (and show support for a partisan-driven audit), only to have to make a quick pivot to a general election audience next fall. Still, Republicans believe Kelly, an astronaut and the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords, is beatable -- despite his compelling personal story and impressive fundraising. That's because he'll have a voting record this time -- and the national party is already trying to use that against him. Republicans are also using the state's other Democratic senator, moderate Kyrsten Sinema, as a foil to try to make Kelly look too liberal. "Stand with Senator Sinema against the liberal partisans," blared one recent ad about the filibuster from the outside GOP-aligned group One Nation.

5) North Carolina - Democrats have fallen short in North Carolina Senate races lately, and Republicans feel better about holding a seat in this Trump state than they do in either Pennsylvania or Wisconsin. But with Sen. Richard Burr not running again, there's more of a chance Democrats could pick it off. The biggest news in North Carolina was Trump's surprise endorsement of Rep. Ted Budd to succeed retiring Sen. Richard Burr. Trump did it on stage at the state GOP convention just minutes after his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, said she was passing on the race. Budd, a gun store and range owner, emerged from a 17-way primary in 2016, winning his House seat with the backing of the Club for Growth, which is supporting him in this race, too. But Trump's endorsement isn't clearing the field in this race. Former Gov. Pat McCrory and former Rep. Mark Walker, who were both in the crowd when Trump made his announcement, are still running. On the Democratic side, former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley has the backing of EMILY's List. But state Sen. Jeff Jackson and former state Sen. Erica Smith are still running too.

6) New Hampshire - First-term Sen. Maggie Hassan is still without a top tier challenger, but this race moves up one spot on the list. Republicans know exactly who they want to run here -- and even if he doesn't do it, the GOP may have a back up. Gov. Chris Sununu had originally said he'd make a decision after the end of the legislative session in June, but he seems to have pushed back his timeline, telling "Good Morning New Hampshire" last month, "I won't make a decision for a really long time." He does have time -- Hassan, in her last run, didn't announce until October 2015 -- and unlike some other candidates making up their minds in other states, he doesn't need to introduce himself to voters since he's the sitting governor. In the event he doesn't run, former Sen. Kelly Ayotte -- who lost to Hassan by just 1,017 votes in 2016 -- could run instead. Republicans are convinced that Hassan, herself a former two-term governor, isn't as well-defined as she should be. They're trying to attack her for backing the For the People Act (also going after the public finance part of the legislation). But it's not just her record that's being attacked. Democrats think Sununu just handed them a potent weapon with his signature of a budget with new abortion restrictions. They argue that could be politically perilous for a Republican in a state that voted for Biden by 7 points and has trended more blue in federal elections recently.

7) Nevada - Nevada slides down the list because first-term Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, the country's first Latina senator, largely has this race to herself, with Republicans waiting on former Attorney General Adam Laxalt to get in. Biden carried Nevada by less of a margin than he did New Hampshire -- only 2 points -- but Laxalt doesn't quite have the profile of Sununu and it's not clear the GOP has a back-up option here. Republicans think he could motivate the base and gain traction as a former statewide elected official, while Democrats are eager to tie him to Trump and his efforts to overturn the election.

8) Florida - Trump's endorsement of the incumbent likely removes one major headache that Sen. Marco Rubio could have faced: a Trumpier primary challenger, who, at the very least, could have cost Rubio some extra money defending himself, and in the worst case scenario for Republicans, put the seat at greater risk. But with the former President (and Florida resident) behind Rubio, Republicans feel good about this seat even though Trump only carried the state by 3 points, less than he won Ohio. The two-term senator starts the race with the advantage, and some Republicans think they dodged a bullet when Rep. Stephanie Murphy, a more moderate Democrat, passed on the race. But Democratic Rep. Val Demings is now running, giving GOP Sen. Marco Rubio a formidable opponent (assuming she wins the Democratic primary). Demings, a former social worker and Orlando police chief who was a vice presidential contender for Biden, brings a strong profile to the race -- one that could potentially blunt the ubiquitous Republican attacks on Democrats for being soft on crime and wanting to "defund the police."

9) Ohio - Trump's strength in Ohio (he carried the state by 8 points in 2016 and 2020) is a clear sign of its partisan lean. But with Portman announcing in January that he won't seek a third term, Democrats have a better shot at flipping the seat. While the Democratic field may be shrinking here, the Republican field is growing bigger -- and messier -- as candidates trip over each other to claim the Trump mantle in a state he won comfortably twice. The most public sparring has been between former state Treasurer Josh Mandel and former state party chair Jane Timken, but there are others who are tying themselves to the former President, too. Businessman Bernie Moreno recently announced his campaign, touting the involvement of Kellyanne Conway and some other former Trump officials. The already crowded GOP primary to replace retiring Sen. Rob Portman got another candidate on Thursday when "Hillbilly Elegy" author JD Vance officially entered the race. And he's not just a famous author (whose book has been turned into a movie). He comes with the backing of a super PAC that already has a $10 million commitment from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan, meanwhile, has a pretty clear lane to run in while the Republicans duke it out amongst themselves. Ryan raised $1.2 million in the first quarter -- an impressive sum for a House incumbent but less than the impressive sums some Senate Democratic challengers have recently posted.

10) Missouri - Missouri wouldn't be on this list if it weren't for one man: former Gov. Eric Greitens, who launched a pro-Trump Senate campaign after Sen. Roy Blunt announced he wasn't running for reelection. Greitens resigned from office following a probe into allegations of sexual and campaign misconduct, leading to Republican fears that he could endanger the Senate seat (and the rest of the map next year). That kind of situation isn't without precedent: in 2012, Todd Akin cost Republicans the state. Sen. Josh Hawley -- an avid Greitens enemy -- is said to be working behind the scenes against him. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is also running, and several members of the delegation are eyeing the race, but the more people who get in, the more the anti-Greitens vote will be split. On the Democratic side, state Sen. Scott Sifton was already running, while Marine veteran Lucas Kunce, a progressive who says "It's time to Marshall Plan the Midwest," announced after Blunt said he was retiring. Several bigger names, like former Sen. Claire McCaskill and 2016 nominee Jason Kander, who only lost to Blunt by 3 points, have passed. For now, the possibility that Greitens' candidacy entices some bigger-name Democratic candidates (even those who have already ruled it out) into the race or eventually becomes the GOP nominee is enough to land Missouri a spot on this list.

Note: For a more detailed description of the 34 senate seats up for grabs in 2022 including major candidates for each seat and a breakdown of other potential battleground states please see the spoiler below!

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2022 Races

  • Alabama - Solid R
    • Richard Shelby was re-elected in 2016 with 64% of the vote. On February 8, 2021, Shelby announced that he will not seek re-election to a seventh term. 
    • Incumbent Retiring
      • Major Candidates
        • Lynda Blanchard (R) - Served as Trump's ambassador to Slovenia
        • Mo Brooks (R) - Six Term representative
  • Alaska - Solid R
    • Lisa Murkowski was re-elected in 2016 with 44.4% of the vote. 
    • Incumbent's intent unknown
      • Major Candidates
        • TBD
      • Possible Candidates
        • Sarah Palin (R) - Former Governor of Alaska and VP nominee is considering a challenge
  • Arizona - BATTLEGROUND STATE
    • Mark Kelly took office on December 2, 2020 after winning a special election against Martha McSally (R) with 51.2% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 1st full term after the special election.
      • Major Candidates
        • Mark Kelly (D) - Incumbent
      • Not Running 
        • Governor (R) Doug Ducey has announced that he will not challenge Kelly in 2022
  • Arkansas - Solid R
    • Two-term Republican John Boozman was re-elected in 2016 with 59.8% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 3rd term
      • Major Candidates
        • John Boozman (R) - Incumbent
        • Jan Morgan (R) - Gun Range owner, 2018 gubernatorial candidate
        • Dan Whitfield (D) - 2020 senate candidate
  • California - Solid D
    • Alex Padilla took office on January 20, 2021, after being appointed by governor Gavin Newsom. His appointment was caused by the resignation of Kamala Harris, who resigned her seat on January 18, 2021, to take her seat as Vice President of the United States. 
    • Incumbent Running for a full 1st term
      • Major Candidates
        • Alex Padilla (D) - Incumbent
  • Colorado - BATTLEGROUND STATE
    • Michael Bennet was re-elected to a second term in 2016, with 49.97% of the vote.
    • Incumbent Running for a 3rd term
      • Major Candidates
        • Michael Bennet (D) - Incumbent
  • Connecticut - Solid D
    • Richard Blumenthal was re-elected in 2016 with 63.2% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 3rd term
      • Major Candidates
        • Richard Blumenthal (D) - Incumbent
        • Robert F Hyde (R) - Businessman, Lobbyist (Finley Hyde & Associates)
  • Florida - BATTLEGOUND STATE
    • Marco Rubio was re-elected in 2016 with 52% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 3rd term
      • Major Candidates
        • Marco Rubio (R) - Incumbent
        • Val Demings (D) - US Representative for FL
      • Possible Candidates
        • Anna Eskamani (D) - Florida State Representative
        • Nikki Fried (D) - Florida Commissioner of Agriculture
        • Gwen Graham (D) - Former US Representative for FL
        • Stephanie Murphy (D) - US Representative for FL
        • Jason Pizzo (D) - Florida State Senator
      • Not Running
        • Ivanka Trump (R) - Daughter and Former Advisor to Donald Trump 
  • Georgia - BATTLEGROUND STATE
    • Raphael Warnock won the 2020–2021 special election against incumbent Kelly Loeffler (R) with 51% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a full 1st term
      • Major Candidates
        • Raphael Warnock (D) - Incumbent
      • Possible Candidates
        • Kelly Loeffler (R) - Former US Senator for GA
        • Hershel Walker (R) - Former NFL Football Star, Trump Supporter
      • Not Running
        • David Perdue (R) - Former US Senator for GA
        • Doug Collins (R) - Former US Rep for GA
  • Hawaii - Solid R
    • Brian Schatz was elected in 2016 with 73.6% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 2nd term
      • Major Candidates
        • Brian Schatz (D) - Incumbent
  • Idaho - Solid R
    • Mike Crapo was re-elected in 2016 with 66.1% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 5th term
      • Major Candidates
        • Mike Crapo (R) - Incumbent
  • Illinois - Solid D
    • Tammy Duckworth was elected in 2016 with 54.9% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 2nd term
      • Major Candidates 
        • Tammy Duckworth (D) - Incumbent
  • Indiana - Solid R
    • Todd Young was elected in 2016 with 52.1% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 2nd term
      • Major Candidates
        • Todd Young (R) - Incumbent
  • Iowa - Solid R
    • Chuck Grassley was re-elected to a 7th term in 2016 with 60.1% of the vote. He also said that he would decide whether to run again "eight months to a year before the 2022 election"
    • Incumbent's intent unknown
      • Major Candidates
        • Jim Carlin (R) - Iowa State Senator has announced he is running regardless of whether Grassley retires or not.
  • Kansas - Solid R
    • Jerry Moran was re-elected in 2016 with 62.2% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 3rd term
      • Major Candidates
        • Jerry Moran (R) - Incumbent
      • Possible Candidates
        • Mike Pompeo (R) - Former US Secretary of State 
  • Kentucky - Solid - R
    • Rand Paul was re-elected in 2016 with 56.3% of the vote. 
    • Incumbent running for a 3rd term.
      • Major Candidates
        • Rand Paul (R) - Incumbent
        • Charles Booker (D) - Former State Representative for Kentucky
  • Lousiana - Solid R
    • John Kennedy (R) was elected in 2016 with 60.6% of the vote.
    • Incumbent's intent unknown
      • Major Candidates
        • TBD
      • Possible Candidates
        • John Bel Edwards (D) - Governor of Lousiana 
  • Maryland - Solid D
    • Chris Van Hollen was elected in 2016 with 60.9% of the vote.
    • Incumbent's intent unknown (has filed papers)
      • Major Candidates 
        • TBD
      • Not Running
        • Larry Hogan (R) - Governor of Maryland 
  • Missouri - Solid R
    • Roy Blunt was re-elected in 2016 with 49.2% of the vote. On March 08, 2021, Bunt announced that he will not seek re-election to a 3rd term. 
    • Incumbent Retiring
      • Major Candidates
        • Eric Greitens (R) - Former Governor of Missouri 
        • Eric Scmitt (R) - Attorney General of Missouri
        • Tim Shepard (D) - Tech Executive & LGTBQ rights activist
        • Scott Sifton (D) - Former Missouri State Senator
        • Mark McClouskey (R) - Gun wielding psychopath
  • Nevada - BATTLEGROUND STATE
    • Catherine Cortez Masto was elected in 2016 with 47.1% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 2nd term.
  • New Hampshire - BATTLEGROUND STATE
    • Maggie Hassan was elected in 2016 with 48% of the vote. 
    • Incumbent running for a 2nd term.
      • Major Candidates
        • Maggie Hassan (D) - Incumbent
      • Possible Candidates
        • Kelly Ayotte (R) - Former US Senator for New Hampshire
        • Chris Sununu (R) - Governor of New Hampshire
  • New York - Solid D
    • Chuck Schumer was re-eclted in 2016 with 70.6% of the vote.
    • Incumbent's intent unknown (has filed papers)
      • Major Candidates
        • Khaled Salem (D) - Human Rights activist
      • Possible Candidates
        • Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D) - US State Representative for New York.
        • Sem Seder - Host of "The Majority Report"
  • North Carolina - BATTLEGROUND STATE
    • Richard Burr was re-elected in 2016 with 51.0% of the vote. Back in 2016 Burr announced that this would be his last term
    • Incumbent Retiring
      • Major Candidates
        • Mark Walker (R) - Former US Representative for North Carolina
        • Pay McCrory (R) - Former Governor of North Carolina
        • Ted Budd (R) - Former Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
        • Cheri Beasley (D) - Former Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court.
        • Jeff Jackson (D) - State Senator for North Carolina
        • Erica Smith (D) - Former State Senator for North Carolina
      • Not Running 
        • Lara Trump (R) - Daughter in Law of Donald Trump
  •  North Dakota - Solid R
    • John Hoeven was re-elected in 2016 with 78.5% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 3rd term
      • Major Candidates
        • John Hoeven (R) - Incumbent
  • Ohio - BATTLEGOUND STATE
    • Rob Portman was re-elected in 2016 with 58% of the vote. On January 25th, 2021 he announced that he would would not seek re-election to a 3rd term.
    • Incumbent Retiring
      • Major Candidates
        • Josh Mandel (R) - Former Ohio State Treasurer,
        • Jane Timken (R) - Former Ohio GOP Chair
        • Bernie Moreno (R) - Business Man
        • Tim Ryan (D) - US Rep for Ohio
        • JD Vance (R) - Author and Venture Capitalist 
      • Possible Candidates
        • Zach Klein (D) - Columbus City Attorney
      • Not Running
        • Amy Acton (D) - Former OH State Health Director
  • Oklahoma - Solid R
    • James Lankford was elected to his first full term in 2016 with 67.7% of the vote.
    • Incumbent's intent unknown
      • Major Candidates
        • Jackson Lahmeyer (R) - Pastor
  • Oregon - Solid D
    • Ron Wyden won re-election in 2016 with 56.6% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 5th term
      • Major Candidates 
        • Ron Wyden (D) - Incumbent
  • Pennsylvania - BATTLEGROUND STATE
    • Pat Toomey was re-elected in 2016 with 48.8% of the vote. On October 5th, 2020, Toomey announced that he would not seek a 3rd term.
    • Incumbent Retiring
      • Major Candidates
        • John Fetterman (D) - Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania.
        • Malcom Kenyatta - Pennsylvania State Representative
        • Jeff Bartos (R) - 2018 Senate Candidate
        • Sean Gale (R) - 2018 US Rep Candidate
      • Possible Candidates 
        • Conor Lamb (D) - US Rep for PA
  • South Carolina - Solid R
    • Tim Scott won his first full term in 2016 with 60.6% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 2nd term
      • Major Candidates
        • Tim Scott (R) - Incumbent
  • South Dakota - Solid R
    • John Thune was re-elected in 2016 with 71.8% of the vote
    • Incumbent's intent unknown.
      • Major Candidates
        • TBD
  • Utah - Solid R
    • Mike Lee was re-elected in 2016 with 68.2% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 3rd term
      • Major Candidates
        • Mike Lee (R) - Incumbent
  • Vermont - Solid D
    • Patrick Leahy was re-elected in 2016 with 61.3% of the vote. He has not formally declared whether he will officially seek a ninth term. If he decides to run, he will be 88 years old at the end of his ninth term, and hold the record for the longest ever time served as a United States Senator, a record currently held by former Senator Robert Byrd.
    • Incumbent's intent unknown
      • Major Candidates
        • TBD
      • Possible Candidates
        • Phil Scott (R) - Governor of Vermont
  • Washington - Solid D
    • Patty Murray was re-elected in 2016 with 59% of the vote. 
    • Incumbent running for a 6th term
      • Major candidates 
        • Patty Murray (D) - Incumbent
  • Wisconsin - BATTLEGROUND STATE
    • Ron Johnson was re-elected in 2016 with 50.2% of the vote. 
    • Incumbent's intent unknown
      • Major Candidates
        • Tom Nelson (D) - County Executive of Outagamie
        • Alex Lasry (D) - Senior Vice President of the Milwaukee Bucks
      • Possible Candidates
        • David Beth (R) - Kenosha County Sherriff
      • Not Running
        • Scott Walker (R) - Former Governor of Wisconsin

 

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I love discussing laws and politics! Not sure how well this thread will go since most users are non-American.

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I love politics and as I age into irrelevance I've become even more political. 

Also, obsessed with your comparison timeline above and may steal it for twitter, ha.

The only future I'm interested in for America is where my (now former, but got to vote for her three times) representative AOC is president.

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1 minute ago, admin said:

I love politics and as I age into irrelevance I've become even more political. 

Also, obsessed with your comparison of timeline above and may steal it for twitter, ha.

The only future I'm interested in for America is where my (now former, but got to vote for her three times) representative AOC is president.

 

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I love discussing laws and politics! Not sure how well this thread will go since most users are non-American.

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I’m glad I have some people who are interested! I know we have a lot of European users here, I hope this doesn’t flop.

I’ll keep posting links here either way so it doesn’t fall off the charts LOL...thanks for checking in guys :love:

And yes I LOVE AOC, any chance she can take to knock Cruz I thoroughly enjoy 

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1 minute ago, MANiCURE1295 said:

 

I’m glad I have some people who are interested! I know we have a lot of European users here, I hope this doesn’t flop.

I’ll keep posting links here either way so it doesn’t fall off the charts LOL...thanks for checking in guys :love:

And yes I LOVE AOC, any chance she can take to knock Cruz I thoroughly enjoy 

Yass, and thanks for posting that link cause I hadn't seen her fundraising drive and just donated.

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Very interested to see what happens with the 15$ minimum wage and if it happens to make it into the Senate COVID Relief bill

Bernie fighting hard though gotta love it 

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3 minutes ago, MANiCURE1295 said:

Very interested to see what happens with the 15$ minimum wage and if it happens to make it into the Senate COVID Relief bill

Bernie fighting hard though gotta love it 

I don't think he's going to win this one. I think Biden will let it go and try to reintroduce it later and fail. Maybe they can get it in later at like $12. This country is such a flop.

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I love AOC!!! Knock Down the House was so inspiring and gives me hope for the future of our country 

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10 minutes ago, MANiCURE1295 said:

I’m glad I have some people who are interested! I know we have a lot of European users here, I hope this doesn’t flop.

I’ll keep posting links here either way so it doesn’t fall off the charts LOL...thanks for checking in guys :love:

I agree. If you maintain posting tweets and articles are good discussion pieces I’ll check in frequently. 

Other Topic: I don’t see the minimum wage going to $15 for several reasons but I definitely think America will compromise and do like a national $11-12 per hour wage.

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I don't think he's going to win this one. I think Biden will let it go and try to reintroduce it later and fail. Maybe they can get it in later at like $12. This country is such a flop.

 

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I agree. If you maintain posting tweets and articles are good discussion pieces I’ll check in frequently. 

Other Topic: I don’t see the minimum wage going to $15 for several reasons but I definitely think America will compromise and do like a national $11-12 per hour wage.

I’m really hopeful for the 15$ minimum wage, I believe it should happen, and I think with the correct/appropriate hike it’s completely manageable. But with the filibuster still being a thing and Dems like Manchin and Sinema who don’t seem to want to get rid of it I’m worried Biden will have issues accomplishing his agenda.

Like does he think his immigration bill stands a chance, I fully support it and want it to happen but damn, we know the Republicans don’t want to support something like that :gaga-scream:

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I know 0 about politics but maybe if I camp out in here long enough I’ll learn some stuff. 
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Honestly I felt pretty clueless literally until like September of last year before the election. I had people I liked and enjoyed and definitely found policies I agreed with and didn’t but I recently became very passionate and find it incredibly important to keep up to date and in the know about what’s going on.

Please don’t be shy and feel free to ask any questions if you ever wanna know more about a subject 

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I'm European but before November I obsessively read about US politics to see if Trump would win or not, so I kind of know how stuff works. 

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3 minutes ago, Joesuda said:

I'm European but before November I obsessively read about US politics to see if Trump would win or not, so I kind of know how stuff works. 

Thank god he didn’t or else I’d be moving in with you and away from this god forsaken country :billie: 

(not that I wouldn’t want that, just that I love my home LOL) 

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1 minute ago, Paradise is in my hands said:

Are we concerned about inflation?

Honestly the only reason why I hate the inflation argument is because you can literally look at anything from gas, food, rent, utilities, car prices, movie tickets, hell even fast good is more expensive than it was 10 years ago and the federal minimum wage hasn’t changed...so inflation is already happening, I don’t think that should be a reason why we can’t use a hike to see a minimum wage of 25$ by about 2024-2025

theres already a handful of experts who think by 2025 15$ will be too low

Maybe someone else can lend more knowledge though, I will admit stuff like that isn’t my forte but I do know costs prices are rising and the federal minimum wage has remained 7.50$ 

 

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18 minutes ago, Paradise is in my hands said:

Are we concerned about inflation?

I'm not. I think it's not worth the fear. It can also be managed in the future.

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