Thursday, March 23, 2017
Former Russian lawmaker and Kremlin critic Denis Voronenkov shot dead in Kiev, Ukrainian Interior Ministry says
Sen Schumer took the right step calling for Filibuster today. We encourage other Dems to follow his leadership & Stop Gorsuch!
Part 2 ..http://democracynow.org - Years before backing Donald Trump, the Mercers helped support the congressional campaign of Arthur Robinson, who attempted to oust Rep. Peter DeFazio. Robinson made for an unusual candidate. He is a climate change denier who speaks about the positive effects of nuclear radiation. Robinson runs the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, which stores some 14,000 samples of human urine. Robinson has said he is trying to find new ways of extending the human lifespan. The Mercers funded Robinson’s campaign and institute. The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer reports the Mercers also pushed to have Trump name Robinson as his science adviser. Jane Mayer writes about Robinson in her new piece, "The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency: How Robert Mercer exploited America’s populist insurgency."
Part 1 http://democracynow.org - We look at Robert Mercer, the man who is said to have out-Koched the Koch brothers in the 2016 election. The secretive billionaire hedge-fund tycoon, along with his daughter Rebekah, is credited by many with playing an instrumental role in Donald Trump’s election. "The Mercers laid the groundwork for the Trump revolution," Trump’s chief strategist Stephen Bannon said. "Irrefutably, when you look at donors during the past four years, they have had the single biggest impact of anybody, including the Kochs." Before Bannon and Kellyanne Conway joined the Trump campaign, both worked closely with the Mercers. The Mercers bankrolled Bannon’s Breitbart News, as well as some of Bannon’s film projects. Conway ran a super PAC created by the Mercers to initially back the candidacy of Ted Cruz. While the Mercers have helped reshape the American political landscape, their work has all been done from the shadows. To talk more about the Mercers, we speak with Jane Mayer, staff writer at The New Yorker. Her latest piece is headlined "The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency: How Robert Mercer exploited America’s populist insurgency." She is also author of "Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right," which just came out in paperback.
Schiff on Nunes: "He has to either have the have the surrogate role or the chairman role, but he can’t do both."
Charlie Savage, national security reporter for The New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about how the investigation into collaboration between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia has made many Americans newly aware of how the U.S. gathers intelligence.
Rachel Maddow explains a confusing pair of press conferences by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes, in which Nunes asserted some new evidence in the investigation into whether the Donald Trump campaign coordinated with Russia in the 2016 election.
NEW VIDEO: Now it's the translators' breasts. What if crisis/chaos is a plan? "I Alone Can Fix It After I Break It"?
Intel guys think Trump "will die in prison." After story of Trump/Russia Hillary leaks coordination, mine from 2/22
Koch brothers attempt to sink GOP health care bill, create a fund for 2018 races for those who vote against it
NATO says it will reschedule meeting of foreign ministers so Secretary of State Rex Tillerson can attend
Rachel Maddow reports on developments in the investigation into coordination between the Donald Trump campaign in Russia, from a new report on Paul Manafort acting in Russia's interest to a new characterization of the evidence by ranking House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff.
Adam Schiff -- top Democrat on Intelligence Cmte -- releases blunt statement on what Congressman Nunes did today
Shell companies bought 60% of condos in Trump's Florida property-Ukrainian money launderers called it home
The man who cannot get a grasp on his own accent will surely have the plan that defeats ISIS.
The AHCA is a disaster and yet Trump's budget is somehow even worse. We simply cannot handle this much winning.
Seth takes a closer look at the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing.