Thursday, September 21, 2017

Grassley asks FBI if it warned Trump about Manafort

Amazing coincidence that Manafort would choose our new Commerce Secretary's Bank of Cyprus for his laundering needs.

JUST IN: All 50 Medicaid directors come out against GOP bill to repeal ObamaCare

A Dizzying Week of Trump-Russia Revelations

And here, we have video of Trump saying that Melania “really wanted to be here”...while she’s standing next to him.

Trump’s appointees to USDA include a truck driver, country club cabana attendant and a scented-candle company owner

JUST IN: Mueller requests Air Force One phone records in Trump-Russia probe: report

AARP: Older people could pay over $16,000 more per year under ObamaCare repeal bill

SCOOP with @rachanadixit: Tom Price’s private-jet tab is at least $300,000 — and rising.

President Trump has said he wants to renegotiate the #IranDeal. He soon faces another deadline on how to proceed, report

Steve Bannon held secret meeting in Beijing

JUST IN: Kim Jong Un says President Trump will "pay dearly" for UN speech, in statement translated by North Korea state news agency.

Pence uses fake Jefferson quote to dodge critical question about Trumpcare

Just 12% of Americans supported the original GOP Health Care Bill. Tell your reps—oppose

HHS Sec. Price has taken at least 24 flights on private charter planes at taxpayers' expense, cost exceeds $300,000.

Facebook to Provide Congress With Ads Linked to Internet Research Agency

McClatchy: Trump bodyguard Gary Uher was FBI agent involved in complex deal to bring Sater back from Russia in 90s

A ceremony at the FBI next week could make for some extremely awkward encounters

Republicans Have a Bill to Repeal Obamacare. They Don't Know Exactly What It Will Do

How will climate change impact future floods and flood insurance?

Right now, federal money flows to patients, doctors, providers and hospitals. Cassidy-Graham opts instead to give it to politicians.

JUST IN: Sens. Graham & Cassidy will debate Sens. Sanders & Klobuchar on health care in live CNN event, Monday 9p ET

New York: Erdogan's security details attacked Americans peacefully protesting his speech. Four protests suppressed

Zuckerberg: Facebook will be more transparent about political ads


UW-Madison defends violent student video depicting cops in pig masks hanging a black male as ‘free speech’

Manafort's deep Russia ties were well-known and, for Trump, this was more likely a feature than a bug.

Kimmel Understands Bill Better Than Authors

Kimmel Understands Bill Better Than Authors

Trump hires campaign workers instead of farm experts at USDA

Sen John McCain: “Nothing has changed. If McConnell wants to put it on the floor, that’s up to McConnell”

Morgan Freeman speaking for the new Committee to Investigate Russia


Russia: America is using Morgan Freeman to attack us

Look at Corey trying to act like he the good guy. He was one of the 1st on the campaign in Jan 2015 with Stone.

Trump Likened to ‘a Dog Barking’ by North Korea’s Top Envoy

The article notes that Democrats gave Republicans almost everything they wanted on health care, and they still refused.

A document obtained by CBS News shows the State Dept. knew for weeks or months diplomats in Cuba were under attack

Simple & clear 2 min explanation by Senator Chris Murphy CT on the train wreck that is the Graham-Cassidy bill

Infrared video shows Coast Guard vessels catch up with a so-called narco submarine carrying over 3 tons of cocain

Build That

My phone is ringing off the hook with calls about #GrahamCassidy today. Keep it up and make sure you call my colleagues too!

...and ICYMI

MSNBC Tim Kaine to GOP: "Why go after Medicaid?"

Deals With Democrats: Why Trumps Softening on Immigration Is Unlikely to Splinter His Base

Russia wants to damage the "trust in the functioning of our democracy," a German intelligence official says

What is it with Trump’s Cabinet and airplanes?

Judge inches toward demand for data on Trump inaugural protest website

Mueller's tapes...and Spicer's notes

Drudge Report runs hundreds of pieces of Russian propaganda - especially in 2016


Sessions scheduled to testify before Senate Judiciary next month BY MAX GREENWOOD - 09/20/17 06:52 PM EDT

Exclusive: Russians Appear to Use Facebook to Push Trump Rallies in 17 U.S. Cities

This is not routine. Campaigns honoring Americans' right to choose their leaders don't brief foreign governments meddling in our elections

Tax reform is on the agenda. Will Dems be willing to allow corporations to evade hundreds of billions in back taxes?

Trump campaign bodyguard linked to ex-con who’s key in Russia probes

Jimmy Kimmel refused to back down from his attacks on Bill Cassidy. Our late-night roundup:

Jimmy Kimmel shreds Fox host Brian Kilmeade as ‘phony little creep’ over health care comments

Russia weaponized Twitter to sway election

Ex-CIA chief stuns Nicole Wallace: It’s ‘absolutely’ possible Russia ‘dispatched Manafort to the Trump campaign’

How Cassidy-Graham brings back preexisting conditions


Global confidence in Trump

Private jet owned by Manafort financier Deripaska [BANNED from US] was parked 25 min from Trump's NJ golf course the past 2 days

Did Manafort try to profit from Russia off Trump campaign role?

President Trump to African leaders: "I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich"

This multimedia journalism project explores what’s at stake if President Trump’s promised border wall is built.

So Manafort, who has been told by Mueller's team that he'll be indicted, is planning to leave the US soon. Um...

SEC discloses cybersecurity breach

Puerto Rico powerless, flooded in wake of Hurricane Maria

Luis Rivera Marin, secretary of state of Puerto Rico, talks with Rachel Maddow about the ravaged condition of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and the efforts to rescue and help the storm's victims.

Manafort now working with Kurds against US policy in Iraq

Ken Vogel, reporter for the New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about his reporting that former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is now working to promote the Kurdish independence referendum in contradiction of U.S. policy in Iraq.

Trump campaign Kremlin connection seen in Manafort e-mails: WaPo

Carol Leonnig, staff writer for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about new reporting on how Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort talked with a Putin-connected Russian oligarch about how to capitalize on his campaign position.

Following the path from Manafort to Mueller's investigation

Rachel Maddow shows how a small story about an obscure change in the Republican Party platform was the first indication of a bigger story that will lead to a full blown federal investigation and Robert Mueller asking the White House for 13 kinds of documents.

Newly revealed Russia interactions at top of Trump's campaign

NBC News confirms Paul Manafort offered to give campaign briefings to a Russian billionaire in Putin's inner circle. Plus, another former Trump campaign official has tough words for any potential colluders. Matt Miller and Jill Wine-Banks join Lawrence O'Donnell.