Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Simpsons does Mueller vs. Trump.

Police to recommend Netanyahu stand trial in both graft cases — report

First-degree murder charge for driver accused of plowing into Charlottesville crowd, killing Heather Heyer

Provisions that bleed grad students and the sick are struck from final tax bill

Former CIA briefer: Trump ignoring Russia intel “not going to end well”

Senator John McCain called for the Senate to delay its business until Scott Brown could be seated in 2010. Republican must do the same for Doug Jones.

Poll: Trump favorability dropping among Fox News fans

Good. It’s not too much to ask that the person appointed to this position is committed to preventing children & families from being exposed to dangerous chemicals.

JUST IN: GOP tax bill no longer includes repeal of ban on church political activity in blow to Trump: report

Nearly 5 million children could be at risk of losing health insurance next month

House Intelligence Committee has scheduled staff interviews with Felix Sater and Rhona Graff to take place in NYC next week while Congress is in session, meaning committee members won’t be able to question them directly

Special Counsel Mueller requested Trump campaign data firm to hand over employee emails

Trump super PAC quietly launches new ad campaign targeting Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Louise Mensch always gets the scoop

RNC launches website, six-figure digital ad buy to help sell tax bill as final details are hammered out by congressional Republicans

“No Jones, no vote!”

Social media mocks Trump over "redundancy and duplication" quote

Wisconsin GOP Sen. @RonJohnsonWI threatened to not vote for the tax bill unless GOP leaders supported bigger tax cuts that could personally enrich him.

Read the Dissenting Opinions of the Only Two FCC Commissioners Trying to Save Net Neutrality [Updated]

Word is BIG STUFF stuff to go down tomorrow

Opinion | Make no mistake: Trumpism is Bannonism

The Nationalist's Delusion

I plan to introduce a Congressional Review Act resolution that would restore the Open Internet Order and reverse the @FCC’s historic mistake of repealing #NetNeutrality.

.@PressSec on preventing U.S. attacks: “If you could name a single thing that would have prevented both of these, I would like to hear it because I don't know what that would look like. But we’re looking every single day at how you can protect American lives.”

Breaking News: The FCC has scrapped net neutrality rules. Internet providers will have more power over the web, allowing them to favor certain sites.

As Republican tax bill vote nears, two senators demand changes

I will sue to stop the FCC’s illegal rollback of #netneutrality. New Yorkers and all Americans deserve a free and open internet.

Read: Russia could cut off internet to Nato countries, British military chief warns

It is important to remember the vileness, mendaciousness, and sheer immoral cruelty of sites like InfoWars and the liars who work for them — and those who support them and appear on their broadcasts.

Paul Ryan 'soul searching' on his future

BREAKING: Word today from the Hill is that @SenatorCollins has no chance of anything but an IOU before being asked to vote for the tax bil

Gillibrand snags GOP backing for new Hill harassment overhaul

BREAKING: New investigation shows @SpeakerRyan and 12 GOP lawmakers directly overseeing the tax bill could reap a giant personal financial windfall from key real-estate tax breaks they are now crafting in the legislation

The Secret Post-Alabama Fantasy of the Anti-Trump G.O.P. Establishment

Omarosa says she saw a lot of things that upset her in the White House, promises tell-all:

A new survey finds only 26% of Hurricane Harvey survivors had FEMA aid request approved, with the greatest hardship reported by Hispanics, African Americans and people with low income

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai appeared in an anti-net neutrality video with a woman who reportedly has a history of promoting the “Pizzagate” conspiracy.

Head of congressional office tasked with investigating sexual misconduct accused of assaulting multiple women

CONFIRMED: Susan Collins is not getting what she wants - at least not before she must make a decision

Paul Ryan Recorded Discussing Money Laundering With Russian Agents and More

ICYMI Paul Ryan Recorded Discussing Money Laundering With Russian Agents and More

Speaker Ryan to "retire" by the end of THIS term

PIN THIS LIST AND DON'T FORGET WHO SOLD YOU OUT NEXT NOVEMBER: Here's a List of the Members of Congress Who Just Told Ajit Pai to Repeal Net Neutrality - Motherboard

Where are the Republicans demanding this pos resign immediately?

Watch the entire video of Ajit Pai and the ruling class as Pai mocks public concerns about #NetNeutrality

Five years after Sandy Hook, there is still no solace to be found

Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked

GOP lawmaker said that “people who lead good lives” don’t have pre-existing conditions.

Republican civil war erupts anew

Senator Susan Collins not only closed her office early—she then called the police on constituents asking to meet with staff re: the #GOPTaxScam.

Flashback: Republicans should follow 2010 precedent and delay #GOPTaxScam until Senator-Elect Doug Jones is seated

Litman predicts Trump fires Mueller and the Congressional majority chooses to be complicit in the destruction of the rule of law. Certain previously patriotic Members seem hellbent on proving him right. There is no overstating the threat to our Republic.

We wondered how hard it would be to find the actual humans in even a small subset of the FCC's 23 million #NetNeutrality comments (since the FCC isn't really trying to). It was super hard.

If you swap out the names, this is reminiscent of how Turkey's despot, Erdogan, spoke about prosecutors and judges who were investigating his blatant corruption—before Erdogan fired them to make the case go away. Red flags are everywhere for the US right now.

The Limits of Bannonism

“It’s painfully obvious Mueller will bring charges,” Stone said. “The theory is Mueller will indict him on some process-related matter” such as obstruction of justice. “The only people who don’t seem to know it are Ty Cobb, Dowd, and the president.”

We need to quietly watch and record all the names that seek to steer Mueller's ship into the rocks, then hold each one accountable after we have dealt Justice to those they currently protect.

The Department of Justice exists in order to protect the Constitution, not to protect a sitting president. We haven't seen the likes of this since Richard Nixon used the Justice Department for his own purposes

.@pressfreedom's annual report shows record # of journalists imprisoned worldwide in 2017, including 21 on "fake news" charges. @POTUS must understand his harmful rhetoric only empowers repressive regimes to jail reporters & silence the truth.

Exposed: Kremlin-Linked Slush Funds Funnelling Money To Syria's Chemical Weapons Financiers

We do need a second special counsel -- to investigate why Members of Congress are trying to impede the Russia investigation. Do they have a Putin issue too? If not, why are they doing this?

Trump’s Jerusalem decision hands Iran a powerful tool

Biden on Anita Hill: "I owe her an apology" for what happened during Clarence Thomas hearing

A very interesting piece of data from Alabama exit polls: While White women overall voted for Moore 63 to 34, when you break out evangelical vs non you get evangelical white women 76 - 22 Moore; non-evangelical white women 74 - 21 Jones!

Here's what we know (and what we'd like to know) about Disney's massive Fox deal

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore releases a new video statement, does not concede to Doug Jones

House and Senate GOP leaders reach a tax package deal

Putinomics loses its power in Russia

"The Republicans purposely designed this bill to explode the deficit. Then, when the deficit skyrockets, they will demand cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other safety net programs,"

John McCain calls out Trump for his anti-media remarks, saying the President "must understand his harmful rhetoric only empowers repressive regimes to jail reporters & silence the truth"

Blumenthal speaks out on attempts to sabotage special council