Thursday, October 5, 2017

Latvia’s cellphones stopped working. Russia’s war games may be to blame.

Trump admin removes info on Puerto Rico access to water and electricity from FEMA website

Trump personally ordering rates increased for American families in order to break ACA

Jeanne Shaheen wants to call a hearing on WSJ report re: Russia's hack of the NSA, wants testimony from NSA head Mike Rogers.

TRUMP: "Maybe it's the calm before the storm." ... REPORTER: "What storm Mr. President?" TRUMP: "You'll find out." (via Satellite News)


Pres Trump told press pool "it's the calm before the storm."

Donald Trump slows efforts to cut health-care costs

Trump to decertify Iran nuclear deal next week: report

Poll: GOP's popularity is in "freefall"

BREAKING: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was summoned to the White House amid presidential fury

CA Gov. Jerry Brown signs "sanctuary state" legislation expanding protections for immigrants in U.S. illegally

White House to media: "You have a responsibility to tell the truth"

Numerous women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. He’s paid at least 8 settlements. NYT exclusive

New statement from Harvey Weinstein after bombshell NYT story. Says he's going to take leave and focus on the NRA

Read Harvey Weinstein’s full statement responding to sexual harassment allegations

Russian propaganda may have been shared hundreds of millions of times, new research says

BREAKING: Rep Cummings Sends Email Preservation Letters to Ivanka & Kushner - asks FBI to Conduct Security Review

Russian Hackers Stole NSA Data on U.S. Cyber Defense

The Atlantic Council's Peter Pham discusses the fight U.S. troops and their allies are waging against Islamic militants in Niger

How the Breitbart Machine Laundered Racist Hate

John Kelly's personal cell phone was compromised, White House believes

Kevin Warsh, a candidate to be the next Fed chair, draws opposition from the left and right

Mueller's team met with Russia dossier author

Political journalism has become infatuated with opinion polls, but is ill-equipped to make sense of the data

Scalise: It's "a little bit early" to consider banning bump stocks after Las Vegas shooting

Elijah Cummings wants evidence Tom Price repaid taxpayers for his travel on private flights—wants a copy of the check he promised to write

How key indicators evolved during Obama’s second term, and how they are faring since Trump took offic

Bump-stock sales are spiking after Stephen Paddock's Las Vegas massacre

NEW: Just introduced my bill to prohibit the sale of bump stocks, which turn semi-automatic rifles into the equivalent of machine guns

Gen Kelly Twitter chatter

Words going around that this may be Gen. Kelly's last week.

NEW: Supreme Court weighs creating new standard for when states engage in illegal gerrymandering

Trump Still Hasn’t Gotten Around to Appointing Someone to Protect Our Elections From Cyberattacks

Opinion: "Another day, another embarrassing foreign policy circus in the nation's capital"

Read my column, "Blood Pact With the N.R.A.," and let me know what you think.

How did Moscow know to target swing states that'd prove critical for Trump? And did they have help on the inside?

Climate change could nearly triple airplane turbulence in coming decades, study finds.

Bob Corker just told the world what he really thinks of Donald Trump

JUST IN: House committee approves $10 billion for Trump's border wall

House Russia investigators to meet privately with ex-Obama aides Samantha Power and Ben Rhodes

Tom Brokaw blames Megyn Kelly cutting him off on his hearing aid

POTUS appears to be calling for an investigation of the press here

GOP lawmaker: Instead of gun control, let’s arm more people

Frum on Russia probe: Many secrets, no mysteries

The Senate Intelligence Committee says the Russia probe has expanded. The Chairman says Russia interfered but whether it colluded with the Trump campaign is still under investigation. David Frum and David Corn join Lawrence O'Donnell.

Bannon backs ex-Rep. Grimm, convicted felon who threatened reporter

Stephen Miller solidifies influence in White House

Top national security experts on our Advisory Board explain Why Russia Matters

Emails show Ivanka, Trump Jr. coordinating lies about Trump SoHo

Ivanka Trump and her brother, Donald Trump Jr., were nearly criminally indicted in a case involving Trump SoHo, and the related e-mails show them coordinating their lies. Andrea Bernstein, senior editor of policy and politics for WNYC, discusses the story with Ari Melber.

"The issue of collusion is still open," Sen. Burr says, adding that panel will not come to conclusion until investigation is ove

"We're developing a clearer picture of what happened,” Senator Burr says of collusion related to Comey memos

Who paid for Pruitt's dinner at the Trump Hotel? What-if anything-did the EPA pay? We just filed a FOIA to find out

For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In

NEW: Russian Facebook ads may have reached 70 million people -- 10X as many as Facebook estimate

Putin said Russia had "many friends" in the U.S. who can help improve relations between the two nations

Elizabeth Warren and Ben Sasse want an explanation from the IRS as to why Equifax was awarded a $7.25MIL contract to handle taxpayer info.

Here's why Saudi King Salman is on his first-ever visit to Moscow

This @WaPoSean joint on Roy Moore's DC visit is so fun & so prescient, it's must-read for state of today's GOP.

Canadian Magnitsky Act is the new technology for fighting Putin's impunity taking him on with banks instead of tanks

How America has silently accepted the rage of white men

Opinion: A Narcissist’s Guide to Helping Others Understand It Is All About You

Rewriting 2013: Crime, Trump and a sumptuous feast at Nobu. How Trump met Russia.

Opinion: After Las Vegas, time for normal gun owners to decide where their loyalties lie: with the NRA, or with the USA

Murphy: "I will take personal time to seek help as my family and healing"

GOP Senator: Tillerson, Kelly & Mattis Protecting U.S. From Trump Adminstration

Texas Officials Slam Red Cross for Unorganized, Inefficient Harvey Response

The House just passed a 20-week abortion ban. Opponents say it's “basically relying on junk science.”

Will Trump Pardon Cliven Bundy?

JUST IN: Texas judge blocks state from handing over voter data to Trump voter fraud commission

Trump frustrated that Tillerson is more interested in US's reputation than Trump's image: report

'He never said anything to me': girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman says she had no advance knowledge of his plans

San Juan mayor wears "nasty" shirt to TV interview in response to Trump.

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Joins the Trump Familys Private Chickenshit Club

Putin says a strike against North Korea is possible, but results would be unpredictable

Wells Fargo’s home state aims to curtail the bank’s use of closed-door arbitration

Today, I asked Mr Dourson three times if he agreed with the EPA's statement, and three times he failed to answer my yes or no question


Texas official refuses to resign after using n-word to refer to black district attorneys

Chuck Grassley and Dick Durbin unveil bipartisan criminal justice reform package

How We Found Tom Price’s Private Jets

Eighty percent of white evangelical voters voted for Donald Trump in the November election.

Trumps Puerto Rico Golf Venture: Not Such A Great Deal

Interior secretary draws flak for mixing politics, official travel

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Just Took Over FBI Investigation Into #TrumpRussia Dossier

Yellowstone supervolcano has been hit by 2,500 earthquakes in longest swarm ever recorded

NRA Silent After Las Vegas Horror, but GOP on Notice

Ex-Trump adviser Paul Manafort conspired to mislead bankruptcy court, son-in-law charges

Angry GOP donors close their wallets

James Mattis is changing the rules of engagement in Afghanistan

Sally Yates, Preet Bharara emphasize high bar for criminal charges in Russia investigation

JUST IN: House Oversight Committee Investigating Kellyanne Conway