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“@BDavisAAS: Shaka Smart headed to Austin and it's all but done, source tells @kbohls.”=> RT @ZekeJMiller: Menendez: "I will be vindicated, and they will be exposed"RT @ZekeJMiller: Menendez: "I am outraged that prosecutors at the justice department were tricked into starting this investigation"@carlboyer @BretBaier @BarackObama YepSen. Ben Cardin of Maryland is poised to be top Democrat on Foreign Relations after Menendez voluntarily steps aside, aides tell @CNN.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@carlboyer @BretBaier @BarackObama ...But cong disapproval could prevent U.S. from dropping sanctions - altho int'l regime wld be dead.@carlboyer @BretBaier @BarackObama Practically speaking you might be right - except if it requires U.S. sign-off at UN. ... (more) ....Las Vegas brothel thanks @SenatorReid for helping Nevada prostitution industry; offers to host his retirement party. http://t.co/guPBe1dC7V
Retweeted by David M. Drucker=> “@guypbenson: Fox Poll: Just over 1/3 approve of Bergdahl swap, majority says wrong move/never negotiate with terrorists”@carlboyer @BretBaier They won't know about it until after it happens. Everyone will complain and silently be glad about it@billysezvinyl @FoxNews Fox polls are conducted jointly by D/R firms. The data is solid@arash_sheikh65 @FoxNews I know what you're getting at but I don't think the reasoning holds up. But appreciate your POV@mikejopek @BretBaier Try the website. When I find link I'll post@carlboyer @BretBaier @BarackObama That's not case if deal is treated as a Treaty. It's rarely if ever case w/ consequential deals@arash_sheikh65 @FoxNews Semantics. It's a U.S.-Iran deal. U.S. driving force/negotiator & never happens w/out U.S. sign-off@JimWise111 @BretBaier @BarackObama technically but Potus might treat as executive agreement - indeed that's what Kerry said.@mikejopek @FoxNews I transcribed from TV report but check @BretBaier's feedMT @BretBaier: Should Pres @BarackObama be required to get congressional approval on #IranDeal? #FNPolitics #FoxNews http://t.co/gE7YWfJHsn.@jasoninthehouse says Oversight Committee still intends to hold Lois Lerner accountable for Tea Party targeting http://t.co/m8JbDp84uk
Retweeted by David M. Drucker.@FoxNews poll: 76% say any #Iran deal should be submitted for Congressional approvalSo glad @cbellantoni revived @rollcall #AprilFools tradition. Always good to have a little fun covering congress. http://t.co/zQZ5wVLC1n
Retweeted by David M. DruckerSen. Bob Menendez will address corruption charges at 7:00 p.m. tonight in Newark, N.J.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@davidbnuttall 10-4@davidbnuttall All true at the time but I'm not sure I understand the point you're making."Obama [has] bemoaned the tendency in Washington to look first to the military to solve America’s most vexing foreign policy problems."Menendez will give up top slot on Foreign Relations. He hopes it will be temporary. http://t.co/4cUKmtW5p4
Retweeted by David M. Drucker.@JZarif sounds to me like the owner of a house who doesn't want to sell but is willing to listen in case the offer is too good to pass up.Double-take: "It is Iran’s potential as a *stabilizing* force in the region that gives it such allure" to Obama" http://t.co/7M4XKiw8jg
Retweeted by David M. DruckerIt's the Jersey way.Count 15 against Menendez: Bribery -- $600K in Super PAC contributions for advocacy with CMS & HHS over Melgen's Medicare billing issues.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerInteresting but hardly surprising: NRSC shaming Dems over Menendez while GOP #Iran hawks fret about loss/worry he's being railroadedRe-upping: GOP #Iran hawks fret about Menendez indictment: http://t.co/S2P59PCzQTRT @ZekeJMiller: Booker on Menendez http://t.co/SYXRsXysR9Menendez indicted on five counts of corruption charges. Story with @A_Grossman: http://t.co/IMv7UGNBEv
Retweeted by David M. DruckerMenendez charged with conspiracy, violating travel act, 7 counts of bribery, 3 counts of honest svcs fraud & making false statements.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerSen. Robert Menendez, D-NJ, indicted on charges related to Florida benefactor: http://t.co/ZuB7MLgmLG
Retweeted by David M. Drucker.@DeanHeller says #Yucca is dead. More coming from morning press conference.#lvrj http://t.co/XKvXel8xNy
Retweeted by David M. DruckerReid to me on Menendez: "He called this morning, said he thought he'd be indicted. He's my friend, great senator. Do whatever I can to help"
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @Alyssafarah: Iran talks will extend until Thursday.. or June. Probably June... http://t.co/90Z6D42m1L // June of next yearRT @Alyssafarah: Iran talks will extend until Thursday.. or June. Probably June... http://t.co/90Z6D42m1L … June of next yearU.S. counterparts say same RT @ZekeJMiller: RT @RosieGray: Zarif: "agreement and pressure cannot go together. they're mutually exclusive."Why would the WH criticize something Harry Reid did that it does not find objectionable?Josh Earnest passes on chance to criticize Harry Reid's comments on Mitt Romney's taxes, calling the remarks "three years old."
Retweeted by David M. Drucker#winning http://t.co/NcmjnkCkxr h/t @EliLakeCalifornians for the Kochs: group of Palm Springs area residents pen a pro-Koch brothers op-ed http://t.co/Dp0alaY6lL via @mydesert
Retweeted by David M. Drucker#Iran Deal "less likely" tonight. What deadline? https://t.co/wtw2a1kcJM H/T @snnader http://t.co/2MdnS7aEM2
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@davidgoodmanCBS The post was NOT an April Fools.Need an apt in DC on Capitol Hill? Mine is available: http://t.co/P5y2YMlSNaRT @ByronYork: RT @ByronTau: Hillary Clinton's 140-character shadow campaign continues. http://t.co/3jZKcxxn29Curious to see how Religious Freedom impacts 2016 as an issue, vs Indiana law specifically. There might - or might not - be distinctionThe Pizza Wedding Craze of 2015. It's a thing.=> RT @BenjySarlin: @ThePlumLineGS @ed_kilgore Cruz already backs an amendment to allow state to decide marriage laws individuallyRT @samsteinhp: 'We're All C-SPAN Now’ - @mlcalderone on the live-streamed 2016 election http://t.co/igTzHXQY9pAUMF for #ISIS stalled in Congress: http://t.co/dbPjv7uCrO h/t @susanferrechio#SlipperySmoke MT @MarquardtA: Clinton signed federal RFRA to defend Native Americans' right to use peyote. http://t.co/MnzdYvfsEvRT @cstirewalt: Fox News First -- Centrist strategy first casualty of Hillary email scandal | http://t.co/cK85Rx43cn #FNPoliticsRT @JamesPindell: Was waiting for this story: Mitch Daniels laments RFRA damage to Indiana http://t.co/b1PfMoyVt9RT @shiracenter: In Cambridge on Monday? I'm interviewing @EricCantor at @HarvardIOP @JFKJrForum http://t.co/Pp1bBMLDuFRT @MichaelLaRosaDC: Kirk to report raising $1 million in first quarter of 2015 #ILSEN http://t.co/pPCRuKrTEy#RINO RT @CHueyBurnsRCP: Santorum considering 2016, But his vintage sweater vest is mulling retirement! http://t.co/KoCTngp8IoRT @JRubinBlogger: Tip for the GOP: Show restraint in the culture wars http://t.co/ixaV2z9s1t@mmurraypolitics This ship has sailed.Those favoring gay marriage in March 2015 NBC/WSJ poll: - 59% of all Americans - 74% of Dems - 60% of indies - 40% of GOPers
Retweeted by David M. DruckerPres Obama signs Exec Order authorizing sanctions against those engaged in "malicious cyber" activity against the US.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerICYMI: New nonprofit with ties to @JebBush can collect unlimited money in secret, by @edatpost & @mateagold http://t.co/MI92SBhTsd
Retweeted by David M. DruckerI should add re Indiana law, gay rights supporters are doing the cause no good by attacking anyone who disagrees with them as a bigot.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@sebastianjer Not sure we disagreed. Maybe I misunderstood your point. Need more coffee.@sebastianjer @Alex_Roarty But a president's approval in a House district can tell you a lot & determine if seat vulnerable or not.@sebastianjer @Alex_Roarty Both are relevant. One can tell national sentiment, which can be useful, the other important in campaignsThe bridge to a stronger democracy -- Jonathan’s acceptance of defeat historic – ACF http://t.co/hiFkGGR83n #nigeriadecides
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @dthornell: Balt Sun: Van Hollen raises more than $1M in 4 weeks since Mikulski announces retirement http://t.co/TCLf94bc84RT @BarakRavid: Lausanne nuclear talks: The meeting between @JohnKerry & @JZarif ended after 48 minutesDon't miss my podcast with @michaelbd on ‘The insane national freak-out over Indiana’s religious freedom law.’ http://t.co/DvZ92LZn3N
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @McCormickJohn: Ted Cruz Tries to Parlay Obstructionism Into Campaign Asset http://t.co/14WLi1GVGf via @bpolitics @HeidiPrzybylaMixed bag for Obama, Republicans in new Post poll: Obama's approval slips, but so does congressional GOP's http://t.co/ZVn3jMspiK
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the suspense is killing me!!!! RT @mitchellreports: Senior U.S official denies reports Iran has bee
Retweeted by David M. Drucker"Reports that the P5+1 gave an ultimatum of dawn Wednesday morning are completely false," a senior U.S. official says. #IranTalks #jpost
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @washdcnews: Bowser Issues Ban On D.C. Travel To Indiana http://t.co/Uo9Yhw07k7.@RepJoeHeck & ex @RepBerkley both say in #vegas no plans to run for @SenatorReid's seat. Berkley: "The answer to that is no." #nvsen #lvrj
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@SabrinaSiddiqui Makes sense. I just view Reid as always playing deliberately rough (or dirty, I suppose.) I wouldn't imagine he'd regret"I've been on one suicide mission. I wouldn't take another one," Bill Bradley tells @MarkHalperin @jheil when asked if he'd challenge HRC.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @igorbobic: “I don’t have a money tree,” Christie says. “Every dollar I spend comes from you."@josephlawler @SenatorReid @MittRomneys Some people seemed surprised by his CNN interview comments. Apparently.Don't people realize @SenatorReid was very calculating/knew exactly what he was doing when he yapped abt @MittRomneys' taxes in 2012?Wed is April Fools; Friday = Good Fri. & Fri. night = Passover, so probably any #Iran deal announced this week would be Thurs?@CommodoreBTC True.@DemFromCT The point is, people wonder if it's a joke or it's serious - and it hurts people's feelings. Doesn't accomplish goalI'm a big fan of offensive jokes & almost never get offended. But offensive jokes that aren't funny are just offensive & nobody likes that.What'll it cost to attend @marcorubio's April 13 kickoff in Miami? An email address & $3.05: http://t.co/UtonBa2kH4NC House Speaker Moore says no rush on the Religious Freedom bill. He wants proof it will improve state economy and NC's "brand." #ncga
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @StevenTDennis: Obama just commuted sentences of 22 people serving decades-to-life in prison for drug distributionToday the SCOTUS ruled that Medicaid providers can no longer sue the state over low reimbursement rates. http://t.co/EvGirXDeim #tcot
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@JRubinBlogger Wonder if they'd actually announce it on Friday.RT @JonathanTamari: NJ sources: Menendez expecting indictment Wednesday: http://t.co/SUYAkXXdNgRT @thegarance: Ron Paul is still making the rounds http://t.co/ya2lO2RgePGreat reporting from WSJ's Brody Mullins: http://t.co/uZC3LWyUs9 causes Google to back out of Mike Lee fundraiser http://t.co/NH14ebdmfj
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@burgessev @ArgoJournal #UpInSmokeScoop: Pot lobby revokes invite of Tommy Chong to lead its April lobbying day in D.C., causing big internal rift http://t.co/4xPnEyD809
Retweeted by David M. Drucker#Iran #NukeTalks = 2 deadlines: 3/31 -"political framework" & 6/30 -"technical" @PressSec "we're going to wait until June 30 to walk away."
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @NeilLevesque: Gov Jeb Bush to speak @nhiop @NECouncil Politics & Eggs April 17! #fitn #nhpolitics
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