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John Kerry Throws Vine Over Pit Of Quicksand To Save Child Companion

PANGSAU, MYANMAR—Thinking quickly to thwart disaster as he ventured deep into the Myanmar rainforest to meet with State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi, Secretary of State John Kerry threw a vine over a pit of quicksand to save the life of his 12-year-old Moroccan companion, Drumstick, sources confirmed Monday.

Can Trump Follow Through On His Campaign Promises?

President-elect Donald Trump made a variety of lofty promises during his campaign as part of a pledge to “make America great again.” The Onion looks at several of these promises and evaluates whether Trump will be willing or able to follow through on them.

What You Need To Know About The Dakota Access Pipeline

Construction is currently stalled on the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would connect North Dakota’s Bakken Shale development to oil tank farms in Illinois, by protests led by members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The Onion provides answers to key questions about the project.

What Can Americans Expect Under A Trump Presidency?

With two months until the inauguration of Donald Trump, many Americans are wondering what his term will look like and what his administration might accomplish. The Onion answers some common questions about Trump’s upcoming presidency

James Comey Quickly Reopens Clinton Email Investigation For Few More Minutes

‘Nope, Looks Like It’s All Good Here,’ Says FBI Director

WASHINGTON—In a letter addressed to Congress that was quickly followed by a second message retracting the first, FBI director James Comey is said to have briefly reopened the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails for several more minutes Friday.

Pollsters Admit They Underestimated Voters’ Adrenal Glands

WASHINGTON—In response to widespread criticism that they had failed to predict Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, analysts from polling organizations around the nation admitted Thursday they had underestimated the influence of voters’ adrenal glands on the presidential race.
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Ron Statsky's Services

This week the troubled Democratic party entered therapy with Political Party Counselor Ron Statsky. Below is a description of the services he offers as listed in his promotional material:

Is your political party having problems? Do you feel like the spark your party once had for governing is gone? Have small frustrations with your party over making too many concessions or failing to pass certain bills turned into deep-seeded resentments? Have you ever gotten so angry with members of your party that you have contemplated creating attack ads against them? Are fundraising problems causing tensions in your House? Does your party only pass legislation once or twice a year anymore?

It does not have to be that way. In my 15 years as a political party therapist, I have helped countless political parties change for the better. You can get back that special feeling you first had when you were first elected. You can learn to love your political party again.

The itinerary of a typical party-counseling session:

  • Opening Remarks
  • Circle Share (alphabetical order by state)
  • House/Senate Human Knot
  • Listening To The Speaker
  • -Lunch-
  • When Lobbyist Money Becomes A Problem
  • Overcoming Party Infidelity
  • Staying Together For The Constituency
  • Ceremonial Re-lighting Of The Fire

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