Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Judge refuses to certify uncounted ballots that could have given Dems control of Virginia House

Vladimir Putin says all big Russian businesses should be ready for war production

Facebook says it will let users know if they "liked" Russian-linked election propaganda.

FCC stonewalling probe of 'massive scheme' involving fake net neutrality comments, New York attorney general says

“We don't want anyone to know the Flynn Intel Group has anything to do with this."

The backlash is building over the plan to gut net neutrality

“In total, at least four senior White House staffers have not filed termination reports, which outline their financial activity while serving in the White House.”

Surreal. GOP Rep. Joe Barton has released a statement apologizing for a graphic nude photo of him that circulated on social media earlier this week.

This Thanksgiving, It's Grim in Trump's Swamp

Trump adviser may buy Gawker after helping to shut it down

Trump Organization Will Exit From Its Struggling SoHo Hotel in New York

The #FCC is trying to repeal the #NetNeutrality rules that are vital to keeping a free and open internet. They are trying to sneak them through during #Thanksgiving when they think no one’s watching.

It's beginning to look a lot like Thanksgiving. — José Andrés

Former Govt Ethics director says Kellyanne Conway likely violated the Hatch Act by attacking Roy Moore’s opponent on national TV.

There's an almighty fight brewing in Israel between their politicians over the Netanyahu Investigation. I guarantee many Israelis are not going to like what Bibi has been getting up to, especially with Putin

Aerial footage shows traffic gridlock in Los Angeles as the Thanksgiving travel rush begins


Trump says man who helped convict Klan members in church bombing case is "soft on crime"

Yesterday, I sent a letter to AG Sessions requesting information regarding the forced resignation of U.S. Attorney Dana Boente. I'm troubled by the timing of the resignation so close to the release of indictments by Robert Mueller.

Opinion: Trump built a wall. Her name is Sarah

If you want to see what could happen if America ditches net neutrality, look at Portugal

The Health 202: SCOTUS will consider free speech for antiabortion pregnancy centers

Senator Rohrabacher's address book is like a who's who of the Trump-Russia investigation: Veselnitskaya, Assange, Torshin

NEW POLL: Majority of voters in key GOP-held districts oppose drilling in Arctic refuge

Is the FBI way-lowballing the number of active serial killers?

Erdogan's police arrested wives of imprisoned police chiefs who carried out the probe against Zarrab in 2013. As the police chiefs are being forced to make false confessions to de-legitimize the Zarrab case in the U.S., their wives are now facing the threat of torture as well.

Trump's buddy. Someone he wishes to emulate.

Message from God on Net Neutrality!


WATCH: An undercover cop stops an armed robbery while holding his infant son

Ratko Mladic, the "Butcher of Bosnia," has been found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity.

The Headlines

Ratko Mladic gave an angry outburst before The Hague convicted him of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Aircraft carrying 11 crashes in Pacific en route to USS Ronald Reagan. Trump is obviously upset, right?

Conservative @SykesCharlie rebukes Donald Trump’s defense of Roy Moore and says he has “put a scarlet ‘P’ for pedophile on the forehead of every Republican in this country that does not strongly repudiate this.”

Turkey farmers facing squeeze after Trump kills agriculture rules

India is the odd one out in the 'Quad' alliance Trump is pushing to balance China

Dramatic video shows North Korean soldiers firing at and chasing a defector as he attempts to cross the border into South Korea

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Supervises Mueller Probe But He's Also A Witness

Top conservative commentator: Trump and Roy Moore are "bringing out my inner liberal"

Over the last 6 mos, my office has investigated a massive scheme to corrupt the @FCC's comment process on #NetNeutrality by impersonating 100,000s of real Americans.

Senate GOP tax plan to ultimately raise taxes for half of US: Tax Policy Center

Russia has threatened retaliation if Google drops Sputnik and Russia Today in search results

Citibank must pay $6.5 million for illegal student loan servicing practices, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says

New Report: Trump “vented about” and “doubted” Roy Moore accusers

President Trump, who is himself accused of sexual assault, broke his silence on Roy Moore today, suggesting electing a Democrat is worse than electing an accused child molester to the U.S. Senate as a new report says Trump has privately doubted Moore’s accusers. Christina Bellantoni, Ana Marie Cox, and Charlie Sykes join Lawrence to discuss.

Hundreds of protesters in FL are walking to Mar-a-Lago to rally after the administration's decision to end immigration protections for almost 59,000 Haitian immigrants

Lawrence Summers on Trump Tax Cuts

Lawrence O’Donnell speaks with former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers about how the Trump-Republican bill violates all of Ronald Reagan’s principles for tax reform and the underreported “vindictive attack” in the tax bill

Trump won't take action over Russia's interference in the 2016 election — and these veterans are mad as hell

My colleague Vadim Kleiner shows pictures of Sergei Magnitsky’s bruised body to rubbish Andrei Nekrasov’s claim that Sergei wasn’t beaten

Kremlin scoops U.S. media on Trump Russia meeting, again

Rachel Maddow points out the disturbing frequency with which Americans' first notice about Donald Trump's interactions with Russian president Vladimir Putin is from the Kremlin instead of the U.S. media, and wonders why that is.

Trump FCC would close internet with revocation of net neutrality

Xeni Jardin, editor of Boing Boing, talks with Rachel Maddow about why net neutrality is key to preserving the openness of the internet and why the Trump administration is likely to face a lot of uncomfortable pressure to undo its decision to revoke it.

Senator seeks answers on suspicious timing of US attorney firing

Senator Chris Coons talks with Rachel Maddow about his effort to get answers from the Trump administration on why key U.S. attorney Dana Boente was pushed out of his position.

Dismissal of key US attorney, Dana Boente, a mystery

Rachel Maddow describes the close proximity of U.S. attorney Dana Boente to some of key players and moments in the Trump Russia investigation, making his abrupt dismissal by Donald Trump particularly suspicious.

Trump aims to boost GOP gerrymandering advantage with census pick

Rachel Maddow looks at how Republicans have successfully used gerrymandering to give themselves an electoral advantage, and how Donald Trump appears eager to extend that edge with, according to Politico, a census hire with no statistical experience but a zeal for partisan redistricting.

Mueller examining Kushner contacts with foreign leaders: WSJ

Rachel Maddow relays a report from the Wall Street Journal that special counsel Robert Mueller is giving attention to Jared Kushner's contacts with foreign leaders during the Trump transition.

Trump sex harassment accuser seeks campaign documents at court

Rachel Maddow rounds up developments in political sexual harassment cases, including one of Donald Trump's accusers asking a court to force Trump to hand over campaign documents.

How the FCC Can Save the Open Internet

Without #NetNeutrality your ISP can

Murkowski says she backs Obamacare mandate repeal

The Trump administration said no meaningful progress has been made after 5 rounds of negotiations to reshape NAFTA, the trade pact between the US, Canada and Mexico

Massachusetts has become the first state to safeguarding contraceptive access for its residents

Erik Prince tells me he met with a Russian "fund manager" over "one beer" in Seychelles.