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    *off gavel* mr. speaker, it sounds like the gentleman from Texas only wants states rights when it suits his agenda, otherwise he doesn’t care for it. Someone said that about a folks once. Can he remember who that is? I yield *on gavel*
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    New York State - Vermont Republic Border Dispute! This paper has received reports that a diplomat from the Vermont Republic recently arrived in the New York state capitol to meet with their Governor and state representatives. The issue at hand is that Vermont desires to join these United States but the state of New York has a number of claims upon lands in the Vermont Republic. These claims have not been pressed in any significant way, but would need to be settled prior to Vermont's admission. In what must be a shock to the diplomat, various representatives of the state are reported to have suggested that they consider Vermont to still be a part of New York! Vermont has declared itself to be an independent nation since 1777. In 1781, the Confederation Congress passed an act stating Vermont would be admitted as a state provided it renounced claims east of the Connecticut River and west of Lake Champlain, which is claimed by New York. Vermont has not done this, hence there is this dispute. While this matter was not generally thought to be of great importance, it seems the diplomat's visit has prompted a great reaction, with representatives stating Vermont should join New York voluntarily and other representatives suggesting annexation. One representative of New York is reported to have said, "If force is necessary to retain our state integrity, then so be it." We remind the reader that the New York Governor is elected by those same representatives and not by the public, so it may be that he shares their aggressiveness or feels pressured to do so. New York's representatives seem to be a contentious, ambitious lot. If Vermont desires to join the US despite the surprising aggressiveness shown by the New York representatives, then it would be well that Vermont simply compensate the state of New York in order to prompt the state to renounce any claims. If New York seeks to desire the use of force to press their claim, we can not support this. We can not see the usefulness in the Carolinas or any other state of this new union to support such an annexation. The public will not stand for a war of annexation to press one sole state's claims on territory that stems from the old crown. Any Representative or Senator who would support such an annexation would surely be voted out of office at the next election and rightfully so.
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    Hello all, just so you know I am gonna be sparsely active tomorrow so if you have any questions or concerns please telegram me but there are a couple changes I wanted to make y'all aware of lobby wise 1) PAC conferences and events will become more frequent (probs once every other week) and more will be added post elections 2) PACs will be in contact with parties and individuals more frequently to try and bribe persuade you to see things there way 3) There will be a topic in each WR where you can ask PACs opinions on bills you wish to introduce BEFORE you do so or on an issue of the day 4) You may see on a couple bills in the house hopper as well as Shiggy's masterful grading there is a Lobbyist Review post, there Lobbyists review your bills AFTER they have been submitted, they may offer money for the bills to be stopped or to be signed into law, but primarily it gives the author an indication of where they stand with a PAC. Have a lot of positive reviews from a PAC you can earn money and endorsement, earn a lot of negative comments from a PAC and well..... they won't be nice to you come election season. And these reviews will be based on the bill itself AND your affiliations grade. 5) PACs are going to be more involved in elections with the ability to run ads for and against candidates, more details about this to come as Tedder and I brainstorm but ideas are welcome on this. 6) More exciting stuff from PACs are on the horizon so please stay tuned, and as I said before I'll be in and out tomorrow so I'll try and answer questions and concerns as soon as I can so please feel free to TG me with any questions and concerns thank you.
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    Mr. Speaker, I think it is quite telling that the best defense the gentleman from New York has of his opposition is that bump stocks haven't led to the killing of many yet. This is not a defense of bump stocks themselves, but just a proclamation of luck. We as a society have deemed automatic weapons that fire multiple rounds in seconds too dangerous for the public, and as such we should deem modifications that allow semi-automatic weapons to perform in the same fashion as automatic ones too dangerous for the public. It is logical and ethical, and it will make our country safer. I yield.
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    “I, James Tyson do solemnly swear or affirm (as the case may be) that I will support the Constitution of the United States.” I vote for Johnstone for Speaker.
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    Election Endorsements 2 For Governor and Senate Elections, we at The American Federalist endorse: William Paterson- NJ Governor John Rutherford- NJ Senate and Philip Schuyler- NY Senate. We choose to denounce: Aaron Burr- NY Senate, for being a conniving, self serving politician with no connection to the people, no morals, and not true positions on any of the issues that matter. He is amoral and a dangerous disgrace. We must ask of him, if he won't stand for anything, what will he fall for?
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    Cristobal Solivar 1. Fundraiser - Texas (2 hours) 2. Fundraiser - Texas (2 hours)
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    Kyle Fitzgerald 1. Fundraiser - Texas (2 hours) 2. Fundraiser - Texas (2 hours) 3. Rally in Iowa targeting Business (1 hour) 4. Upgrade Charisma 4x (1 hour) $8 million Total spending: $8 million
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    Jack Swanner 1. Fundraiser - Texas (2 hours) 2. Fundraiser - Texas (2 hours) 3. Rally in New Hampshire for Kyle Fitzgerald targeting Moderate Conservatives (1 hour) 4. Upgrade Charisma 2x and Wealth 2x (1 hour) $8 million Total spending: $8 million
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    I am always curious about how people created their character's name. Rossi: My first and most notorious character. I got the name from Dino Rossi who is a real state senator in Washington State. Hackenberg: I am pretty sure that I got the name from a name generator. Some of them were randomly generated names with no real reference. Pennypacker: Obviously was a Seinfeld reference. Ralph Labradoodle: Labradoodle is a spoof of Raul Labrador......a real congressman from Idaho.
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    Actually @Bruce just make it an EO to the Massachusetts law enforcement/militia to enforce state law regarding slavery by turning away any out of state party wishing to chase a "fugitive slave" S/ Jay Johnstone
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    I, Ethan O'Rourke, do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States. So help me God. Abstain.
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    I, Declan Owens, do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States. So help me God. I vote for Frederick Muhlenberg for Speaker.
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    Cristobal Solivar 1. Fundraiser - Texas (2 hours) 2. Fundraiser - Texas (2 hours)
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    I have the utmost respect for the gentleman from Idaho. I think he’d be the toughest to beat. He’s the most consistent and we’ve worked together to get things done. Even with our disagreements fundamentally on issues, I respect his consistency. He’d be the toughest to beat
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    Whoops. Thought it was this year, my mistake. Just Masterson will pay $500 from his own account to file for the House.
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    Hello, you’re listening to Nothing Unconsidered on APR. I’m Michael Moonwilkins. Before we break into our main story tonight, we have a few massive bombshells that have dropped even since our special segment that aired yesterday. The first is an update on the situation in Kazakhstan. As we covered last week, President Nursultan Nazarbayev jailed popular journalist Karim Abdulayev for a piece he wrote that was critical of the government's authoritarian tendencies. Well, this has caused massive, sustained demonstrations all around the country in support of Abdulayev. The government has not responded as of the airing of this show, but stay tuned as this situation could turn nasty at any moment. We also had a slew of high-profile candidates enter the Presidential Race today. Senator and former Governor of West Virginia Beau Bennett joined the Democratic side this morning, causing that race to grow to four-wide. But the startling development is on the Republican side, which saw two extremely high-profile candidates enter the race for President. These two include Former House Speaker and House Minority Leader Kurt Faulhammer and Rep. and thought to be Senate Candidate Ralph Labradoodle who was on our show last week, when he said, and I quote: This quote is notable because it represents a change of heart for Rep. Labradoodle, but it also demonstrates that he understood that President Fitzgerald was intending to run for reelection, which The White House contested earlier today in a press release which claimed that Rep. Labradoodle and Rep. Faulhammer both are only running because they believe the President is not running for reelection. Maybe The White House is correct, but it seems that Labradoodle thought differently last week. Should Fitzgerald run and be challenged by these high-profile Republicans, it could spell disaster. The only two modern presidents to lose reelection bids, Bush Sr. and Carter, both faced strong primary opposition. Will Fitzgerald run? Will the other two candidates drop out if he does? No one knows yet, but we will keep you posted here on APR. And now, on to our main story which seems tame in comparison. Senate Minority Leader Mark Rambor shocked the country during the last midterms when he turned then thought to be bright red Texas blue, in one of the few bright-spots of an otherwise brutal Senate outcome for the Democrats. He has since become minority leader as a freshman Senator and is widely thought to be emblematic of a new, changing face of the Democratic Party. He was thought to possibly be a strong presidential challenger until earlier this week, when he was asked whether he would be running for president this term and confirmed that he would not be entering the race. Rambor also shocked the world by throwing out the traditional party playbook of pivoting right when running in red state. Rambor ran on a populist message based in empathy and standing up for the people, which, all in all, was fairly progressive in nature. It worked out for him though, as he took down incumbent Ted Cruz by a pretty wide margin. Since becoming Minority Leader, Sen. Rambor has been unable to get the Republicans to field any of the bills he and his colleagues have introduced. He has made public calls for debate, but the Republicans have stonewalled all of their legislation, much to his public frustration. How will he work to get anything passed, and how will he use his momentum to influence the Senate race? Hopefully we can get some answers. With us is Sen. Mark Rambor himself. Thank you for joining us, Sen. Rambor. Rambor: Thank you for having me. Early Presidential polling put you at number two among Democrats, behind only Rep. Alexander. Especially once he confirmed he wasn't running, did you ever consider running for the highest office in the land? Rambor: No, I never considered it. The people of Texas elected me to represent them in the Senate for six years, and for me to turn around and spend all of my time running for President only a year after they sent me to do this job would be irresponsible. I could see myself running at some point in the future, after I've served the people of Texas to the fullest of my ability. It is no secret that you have been frustrated with Republican Leadership in the Senate. Can you expound on that for us? Rambor: Sure. So our focus as Democrats in the Senate has been to propose nonpartisan, noncontroversial legislation that we can all agree will make this country better. We've done that, across the board. We've proposed legislation like The Better Workforce for Veterans Act of 2019, The Rural Infrastructure Improvement Act, and The Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act of 2019. All of these would not meet opposition if brought up for a vote in the Senate, but the Senate majority refuses to put them up for blatantly partisan reasons. What do you plan to do about it? Rambor: There's nothing we can do. We can't force them to put our legislation up for a vote. All we can do is keep proposing good legislation and make our case to the American people, who I believe will put us in the majority if the Republicans continue to cede their responsibility to govern. As you know, there is an extremely interesting 2020 race for President going on. What do you think about the Democratic side? Any favored candidates. Rambor: Ha, I'm not making any endorsements yet. I know each of the candidates personally and am currently with two of them in the Senate. They are all fine people and fine candidates. I will probably make an endorsement by the end, but right now I'm just wishing them all luck. What about the Republican side? Rambor: I don't really care to comment further than that I'm watching it closely. It will get interesting if President Fitzgerald decides to officially enter the race. Right now, I'm much more focused on governing in the Senate. You said that you intend to make endorsements in the Democratic Primary. What are you looking for in a candidate? Rambor: Someone who shows that they will fight for the people, particularly the working people, over corporations, the rich, or political interest groups. We need to be a party of the working class, and that will be the important factor to me in the primary. Is there any legislation that you're working on right now? Rambor: I've been speaking with my friends in the house to write and work to pass a set of worker's rights bills. You can expect more of those. Thank you for being here with us, Sen. Rambor. Rambor: It was a pleasure. Well there you have it, folks. Tune in next week for our analysis of and interview with Beau Bennett, one of the major Democratic candidates for President. Also, we are proud to announce that on December 2 (this Monday IRL), APR will be hosting the first Democratic Primary Debate! Speaker Knox, Sen. Truboenski, and Sen Bennett are all confirmed to attend, so make sure to tune in for that.
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    Mr. Speaker, I'll second the amendment from the Gentleman of Massachusetts. I yield.
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    The Swearing-In of Marcus Richard Walker as Vice President of the United States PPT Chuck Grassley gavels the Senate into order. Grassley: The Senate will come to order. The prayer will be offered by Chaplain Black. Black: Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful; and that we show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, world without end. Amen. Grassley: The first order on the agenda is the swearing-in of Marcus Richard Walker as Vice President of the United States. The Chair welcomes The Honorable Justice Keith Blackwell to perform the oath and The Chair asks that the Vice President-designate be escorted into the chambers. Blackwell enters from a side door. Walker and his wife, Caroline, are escorted from the main door by Governor Steve Austria, Senator Rob Portman, Senator Jim Renacci, and Senator Gary Peters. Blackwell: Please repeat after me. I, Marcus Richard Walker, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God. Walker: I, Marcus Richard Walker, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God. Blackwell: Congratulations, Mr. Vice President. Grassley hands Walker the gavel. Walker bangs the gavel and begins to speak. Walker: Thank you, Justice Blackwell, Senator Grassley, Governor Austria, friends and colleagues in the U.S. Senate, and of course, my lovely wife Caroline. I look forward to working alongside President Fitzgerald in the coming months and years to bring prosperity to all Americans. I also look forward to getting to know you all or getting to know you better in these next few weeks - I am excited for our work together. With that said, the next item of business on the calendar is Morning Business. The Chair recognizes the Senate Majority Leader. Senator McConnell?
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    Vermont is apart of New York. It is rightfully ours and if force is necessary to retain our state integrity then so be it.
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    Company Name: Norfolk Shipbuilding Company Owners: Declan Owens, Patrick Owens CEO: Patrick Owens Revenue: $(Total from Assets listed below) Asset 1 (1 SST): $1,030 (1 * $1,030) Expenses: $(Total from expenses listed below) Taxes: $103($1,030 * 10%) CEO Salary: $103($1,030 *10%) Annual Profit: $770 ($1,030 - $206)
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    Name: Ethan O'RourkePosition running for: HouseCurrent position: House Representatives
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    Name: Gideon McGee Position running for: House Current position: House representative