Tuesday Open Thread

“About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.”

–Will Rogers


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  1. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    Colorado's SB 181 [additional public welfare protections regarding the conduct of oil and gas operations] forces cutbacks in fracking.

    Frackers Prepare to Pull Back, Exacerbating a Slowdown in U.S. Oil Growth

    "After pushing U.S. oil and natural-gas production to record levels, some shale companies plan to pump less.

    The pullback is sharpest among the country’s largest natural-gas drillers.

    But even more oil-focused shale companies are promising to rein in spending and forecasting slower growth. … all active in the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, told investors last week they were contemplating holding next year’s spending around current levels."


  2. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    From today's BigStuff.us

    As the president nears impeachment, there continues to be a daily deluge of stories that illustrate what a … thoroughly corrupt administration we’re dealing with. Today’s swampness comes to us courtesy of CMS and hater of Medicaid, Seema Verma. Verma, who has declared war on Obamacare only to take credit for its successes, steered $2.25 million in federal health dollars to Trump allies and aides for “strategic communications.” 


  3. JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

    Some findings from a collaboration of the Cook Political Report and Kaiser Family Foundation called the "Blue Wall Voices Project."  

    KFF and Cook Political Report have conducted interviews with 3,222 voters in the four states constituting the “Democratic Blue Wall” – the area in the Upper Midwest that was previously considered a Democratic stronghold, and where state polls performed poorly in 2016 and underestimated support for President Trump. The data analyzed is from 767 voters in Michigan, 958 voters in Minnesota, 752 voters in Pennsylvania, and 745 voters in Wisconsin.

    Most discouraging finding, IMO … "Few Trump voters said they would not vote for President Trump if he endangered the constitution (1%)."

  4. Diogenesdemar says:

    Four short paragraphs . . .

    Oligarch of the Month: Dmitry Firtash

    The energy tycoon is a key player in Trump's Ukraine scandal.


    . . . but, toss in the most corrupt, self-interested, and playable idiot President ever imaginable, and you have a tome to rival The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

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