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Links for 06/28/16


With a view towards tomorrow's expected vote in the U.S. Senate on PROMESA, the legislation to address the fiscal and humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, JubileeUSA explains why the July 1 deadline really matters. As I noted yesterday, some Democrats are buying the agitprop from the hedge funds that the legislation does not have to pass now, that the deadline does not matter, by which they are really simply trying to kill the legislation.

Links for 06/27/16


Just when you think Republicans are solely responsible for the stinking mess we call Washington, along comes a slimy Democrat to remind us that carrying water for the hedge funds is a bipartisan sport. Sen. Bob Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, is demanding amendments to the PROMESA legislation to aid Puerto Rico, even though such amendments could kill the bill. He is repeating the hedge fund talking point that the deadline on July 1, when a large debt payment is due, is not really a deadline, even though we all know it is.

Links for 06/24/16


Yesterday, I wrote about an article in Think Progress and said it was published by the Center for American Progress. This was a mistake. It is actually published by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the (c)4 that is related to CAP but is a distinct entity. I regret the error.


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