Saturday, September 30, 2017

Trump signed presidential directive ordering actions to pressure North Korea

'Trump's Katrina?' No, it's much worse (opinion)

From Tom Price to Steve Mnuchin, the men of Trumpland are acting like entitled royalty

US Army says 55% of "customers" (1.87m people) on Puerto Rico have no drinking water, up from 44% (1.5m) in the past four days.

Harrowing drone footage shows a neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico, in aftermath of Hurricane Maria. "Ghost town covered in sewage water"

Trump Health department quietly delays Obama-era rule preventing prescription drug price gouging

The Mayor of San Juan is wading through sewage, searching for people with a bullhorn while Donald Trump insults her on twitter.

Two of Russia's neighbors, Poland and Finland are in a cyber defense deal

San Juan Mayor after Trumps's tweets: "We have one goal, it is to save lives... I have no time for distractions."

You can tell a lot about a society by how we treat the most vulnerable. What does it say when kids' health takes a backseat to tax reform? Hillary Clinto

Make no mistake. Trump is purposely raising people's premiums

Neo-Nazis are marching in Sweden's 2nd largest city. The US Embassy has warned American citizens to avoid the area.

Trump's golf outings alone have cost taxpayers $180 million so far–that's 450 years of POTUS salary.

Lack of leadership is quite apparent

This is huge: ICE is admitting that their raids are tied to exclusively to political considerations, not public safety.


Trump Isn't Hiding His Racism After Suggesting It's Too Expensive To Rebuild Puerto Rico

And when all else fails blame CNN. absolute raving maniac.

Chief of Staff John Kelly must approve most travel on govt aircraft by admin officials, budget chief Mulvaney says in memo to dept heads.

Congressman Gutierrez emotional interview on Puerto Rico

Senate GOP unveils budget resolution allowing them to pass tax reform without Dem votes:

...Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. T

The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump.

Lost weekend: How Trump’s time at his golf club hurt the response to Maria

Elaine Chao, champion of Trump's infrastructure plan, chose to keep stock in a building company

New Scandal Alert!

Students don’t forfeit their 1st Amendment rights in the classroom or on the playing field, incl. when they #TakeAKnee.

Republicans expand redistricting strategy for 2020

Equifax hack targeted specific individuals: report

Biden: Trump won't defend our Constitution, so it's up to us

Where is decency? Human solidarity? And...math?

Kushner may drive out White House counsel Don McGahn — who is ready to resign

The Department of Justice allows Senate panel to interview FBI officials on the firing of FBI Director James Comey

Unreal: new investigation finds VA chief went to Wimbledon and on a European river cruise, all on taxpayer dime.

Tyranny of the Minority


CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program, which covers 9 million kids) expires tomorrow because GOP was too busy trying to repeal ACA.

#CHIP expires **tomorrow**. Congress left town without renewing it after spending months on ACA repeal


Why Facebook Suddenly Likes Russia

Trump’s data firm hasn’t always agreed with the president. But it recognizes the cash that his followers can bring

Tom Price's travel trouble "pales in comparison to his active sabotage of Obamacare,"

GOP budget quietly eliminates rule requiring lawmakers to wait for CBO score before voting:

Paul Ryan: Cabinet members’ private air travel “doesn’t look very good”

Voting machines decertified in WI, where Trump won by a handful of votes. Truly shocking.

How Donald Trump’s trip to his New Jersey golf club set back disaster relief in Puerto Rico


EPA says dangerous chemical may have washed downstream in Texas during Hurricane Harvey flooding

California finds itself in an extraordinary position to stage a regulatory mutiny against the Trump administration

Some intelligent voters are going to have to admit they fell for various degrees of Russian propaganda if we want to get our democracy back on track.

PressSec Sanders: White House disagrees with Roy Moore's comments on homosexuality, Muslims

GOP senator: Republicans need to speak out against Roy Moore's anti-Muslim comments

Senate Dems: FCC may be changing rules to help conservative Sinclair Broadcast Group merger pass

Mystery attacks drive American diplomats from Cuba embassy

Rachel Maddow reports on a State Department decision to withdraw most of its staff from the American embassy in Cuba as the source of what appears to be a targeted attack remains unsolved.

Russia investigators frustrated with tepid response from Twitter

Georgia Wells, technology reporter for The Wall Street Journal, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Senate Intelligence Committee's frustration with Twitter and other tech companies for not being more forthcoming with information about Russia's manipulation of social media in the U.S. political process.

Puerto Rico facing life or death crisis, 'no time for patience'

Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico talks with Rachel Maddow about the yawning gap between the harsh reality that Americans in Puerto Rico are dealing with and the impotence and inefficiency of the Trump administration's response.

Pattern of abuse of taxpayer money seen in wealthy Trump staff

Rachel Maddow reports on the latest in a remarkable list of Trump administration departures, this time of HHS secretary Tom Price, disgraced for his abuse of expensive private planes, though not the only Donald Trump staffer with that problem.

Friday, September 29, 2017

BREAKING: The entire damn Trump White House exposed secrets through the use of private devices and emails.

Phil Mudd calls Homeland Security chief ‘a fraud’ for dishonest Puerto Rico reports

JUST IN: McCain calls on Trump to enforce new round of Russia sanctions

Kelly struggling to make sense of Jared and Ivanka’s West Wing roles

"Rules we live by are designed for peacetime...This is like a war," says Lt. Gen. Russel Honore in response to PR

General overseeing Puerto Rico response breaks with Trump: We don’t have enough troops or equipment

Trump Hands 80 Percent of Proposed Tax Cut to Top 1 Percent

BREAKING: Trump asks judge to throw out lawsuit accusing him of profiting from his office, violating constitution

BREAKING: “We are dying here … we are going to see something close to a genocide" if we don't get more help, San Juan mayor says.


What EPA's Scott Pruitt is wasting our taxes $$ on

CBS News: Trump kids' ski vacation left taxpayers on the hook for security costs of at least $330,000.

Trump boasts of doing 'an incredible job' in Puerto Rico, even as a mayor there pleads 'save us from dying

Chuck Grassley wants Trump to explain the travel costs for Tom Price and all the other cabinet secretaries.

DOJ demands Facebook information from 'anti-administration activists'

Trump’s tax plan helps the top 1% — a group that already owns 38.5% of the nation’s wealth

People in Puerto Rico are literally begging for water. Trump is in New Jersey. At his golf club. RIGHT NOW

HHS Sec Price resigns amid scandal

San Juan mayor: 'I am begging, begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying'

Hatch on tax reform: "I don’t want it to be some piece of crap, which we’re so used to around here.”

The few Democrats on Trump’s voter fraud panel push back

The Donald Trump administration is disorganized, unqualified, and unfit for office.

Ex-Intel chief: Trump accepted Russia's role in DNC hack when I briefed him

VLAD: Boo hoo, our propaganda is unfairly oh whatever

It never trickles down

Reminder: Neil Gorsuch just gave one of his 1st speeches since joining SCOTUS at the Trump Int'l Hotel in DC


In deciding to take up the Janus case, the GOP-appointed SCOTUS majority is poised to deal the knock-out blow to public sector unions.

"The Art of the Deal" co-author says that Trump's not crazy like a fox, "he's just crazy."

Enough is enough: How to stop Russia's cyber-interference


GOP Sen. Sasse rips into ‘pajama-boy-Nazi’ Richard Spencer

Oxford University released their findings re 2016 election & twitter bots

Twitter Has 450,000 ‘Suspicious Log-ins’ a Day

What are you guys doing booing John McCain? Opinion

Price will only pay a fraction of the cost of his private jet flights


The media really have neglected Puerto Rico

Donald Trump told Iowa voters he'd save ethanol. His EPA chief has other ideas

A brief history of Donald Trumps mixed messages on freedom of speech

Black Lives Matter cannot be sued by Louisiana police officer, federal judge rules

Tax reform has become far less progressive than it once was, writes

Mass peeps - Free coffee? Yes, please.

Donald Trump May Have Done a Lot More Than Just Take a Photo With the President of Azerbaijan

The fate of Trump's tax cut rests in the hands of these 6 key GOP senators

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump's private email domain is of particular interest in a new White House-led probe

Fake news on Twitter—including from Russia—flooded key swing states that helped Trump win the White House

Trump Is Destroying Obamacare From Within

81% of voters don't like how Republicans are handling health care

It may be a month before the White House asks Congress for Puerto Rico aid funds

Tax reform leading to untameable debt

Could Trump officials please stop taking private jets on the taxpayer dime for a little bit? We can barely update our graphics fast enough

Can reporters just say "He is lying"? Really, people. It's your job.

Per WH, Trump travels tomorrow to Trump Nat'l Golf Club in NJ.

Puerto Rico hospitals are at a standstill while they’re without power. Americans are suffering. We must help

The time Donald Trump turned away in disgust while a man was bleeding to death in front of him

This One Word Is Worth $500 Billion as Congress Debates Tax Cuts

Here is another video of US Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer appearing on RT as an "expert on Libya and Syria"

Chilly reception for Education Secretary DeVos at Harvard, reports

The myth of Mitch McConnell, political super-genius

No, Tom Price is not reimbursing taxpayers for all his expensive jet travel

Under Fire, Senate GOP Rallies Around McConnell on Tax Reform

Gary Cohn: 'Our opening and final offer are on the table' on taxes

Bannon’s Back and Targeting China

Demonstrators silently protest DeVos during Harvard speech in the wake of Trump's new sexual assault policy

People Are Sharing This Fake Photo Of NFL Players Burning The American Flag

The Russia probe noose is tightening around the Trump family, a top Democrat warns

Three Facebook users are challenging newly disclosed search warrants for their account

Read ICE’s announcement about Operation “Safe City”:

Steve Bannon: "We’re basically gonna tell people: If McConnell endorses you, you’re finished"

Twitter suspends Russia-linked accounts as it probes online efforts to meddle with the 2016 U.S. election

McCain breaks with party, demands "bipartisan approach" to tax reform

Another mistake from Jared Kushner's lawyer, Abbe Lowell. Even after the prankster was exposed, he emailed a document to the prankster

50 Cent says Trump staffers offered him $500,000 to support campaign

The claim that Puerto Ricans evacuated by the US government will owe money or have their passports seized is false

Puerto Rican devastation could mean more Florida voters

Trump Is No Show For FBI Director Chris Wray's Installation

STUDY: With the help of bots, Twitter users shared more 'junk news' than real stories during the 2016 election

Daily Mail posted this photoshopped pic adding a veil to this foster mother to scare their readers. For more info:

Vice President Mike Pence sent lawyer to meet with Mueller over the summer

Librarian explains why she rejected books donated by Melania Trump

Russian hacker facing charges in U.S. claims he worked for Putin's party

Cyprus Judge orders Browder’s application served on Attorney General for cooperating w/Russian Magnitsky cover-up

Trump aides sell tax plan with Pinocchio-laden claim

Top story: Zinke took $12,000 charter flight home in oil executive’s plane, doc…

1.3 trillion?"The tax-reform framework laid out by congressional Republicans and President Trump on Wednesday

The Gerasimov Doctrine

Sec Price MD's travel on charter jets, government planes has topped $1 million since May

Russia warns U.S. over treatment of its media outlets

U.S. prepares Havana embassy staff drawndown after diplomats become afflicted by health problems

‘Get out!’: Lt General rains hell on Air Force Academy after racist messages were left on black cadets’ rooms

General who oversaw Katrina response blasts Trump on Puerto Rico: It's Katrina all over again

Trump Aides Are Confounded by His Hospital Lie: ‘He’s Just, You Know, Doing His Thing.’

Right and Left React to Trumps Tax Cut Proposal

Exclusive: Fake black activist accounts linked to Russian government

Congressional Black Caucus Chair rips Trump: "I write today to express my utter disgust with your handling of race relations in America."

McCain: “While I welcome the Trump administration’s Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico, this short-term, 10-day exemption is insufficient..."

Top Dem recruit to challenge Flake for Arizona Senate seat