Saturday, March 24, 2018

And the award goes too..........

A grand illusion’: seven days that shattered Facebook’s facade

Long before news broke that Cambridge Analytica had harvested information from Facebook users to help Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, Sandy Parakilas says he warned Facebook executives of dangers that users’ data could be misused by third-party apps. WATCH:

New England Patriots fly Parkland students to DC for march on official team plane

Third graders from the East Village Community School at the March for our Lives in New York.

This is what democracy looks like. Beautiful. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Wow! The young people are speaking....

March for Our Lives: Hundreds of thousands expected to rally across U.S.


In rare bipartisan show, Congress rejects Betsy DeVos’ dream of privatizing education.

Mark Zuckerberg promises this time his company will really protect your data, after Cambridge Analytica revelations. Except Facebook just pushed legislation that does the opposite

WSJ: Kushner Failed To Disclose More Than $1 Billion Of Debt On His Security Clearance Form

WTO chief warns of disruption to global economy, urges restraint

Behind Facebook's baby steps: Protecting its ad business

IMPORTANT THREAD: Downloaded my facebook data as a ZIP file

New Russian disinformation on Skripal. They’re now saying Skripal “regretted becoming a double agent and wanted to come back to Russia”. This was the same spin Putin came up with on Berezovsky right after he was found dead

The woman behind a series of videos pushing a conspiracy theory about Broward County, Fla., Sheriff Scott Israel has admitted that the content of the videos is false and that she was paid to make the claims, Politico reports

John McCain wants CIA director nominee Gina Haspel to provide a “detailed account” of her role in the agency’s torture program.

Taylor Swift typically stays out of politics. Now she’s publicly supporting gun reform

John Bolton SuperPAC and John Bolton PAC. Yes my friends Bolton has TWO.

Emma GonzΓ‘lez on Why This Generation Needs Gun Control

Elon Musk has deleted the Facebook pages of SpaceX and Tesla

After Another Week of Chaos, Trump Repairs to Palm Beach. No One Knows What Comes Next.

Russia may be determined to stamp out terrorism inside Russia, but they are equally comfortable supporting terrorist groups at war with the US, including the Taliban and Hezbollah. Russia hasn’t helped the US effort to tackle terrorism.

The ratio of firms opposed to Mr Trump’s protectionism to those in favour may be as high as 3,000 to one

W.H. aides huddled with Trump after he threatened to veto the spending bill, warned him that he might catch blame for shutting down the government on a weekend he planned to spend at Mar-a-Lago. “F— that,” Trump said, WSJ reports

If every state had the same gun death rate as Mass., 27,000 people could be saved each year. Here's what your state can do.

Meet the psychologist at the center of Facebook's data scandal

Trump openly bragged about how many weapons he's selling to Saudi Arabia

Wisconsin GOP defies court order to hold special elections, will attempt to change law instead


Cloak and Data: The Real Story Behind Cambridge Analytica’s Rise and Fall

I see no reason why the Trump administration can’t make public which 21 states were targeted by Russian interference efforts during the 2016 election. Americans have a right to know if their state was targeted and if so, how their state is protecting future elections.

The loss sent Zuckerberg’s net worth down to $65.1 billion

"Horrified has been the ongoing feeling," is how one State Department official describes Washington's reaction to John Bolton's appointment as national security adviser. "Many recall his poor tenure at the U.N. [and] as undersecretary.

Cyprus is at the center of a circle of corruption surrounding Trump FILED UNDER

British data protection agency takes center stage in investigating Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook

Where are you, Devin Nunes?

OK, you've deleted Facebook, but is your data still out there?

Why Trump Hasn't Fired Mattis

When will Trump stop firing people and settle on his A-team?

‘You should do it’: Trump officials encouraged George Papadopoulos’s foreign outreach, documents show

Wisconsin GOP operative Mark Block helped link Steve Bannon, Cambridge Analytica

The Trump administration, after 9PM on a Friday night, has issued orders to ban transgender troops from serving in the military except in select cases.

White House official: 'Never been this wild' in the Trump admin

The White House is crazier than ever, insiders say, as it deals with affair allegations, fights off conservative critics of the spending bill Trump signed, and handles reports the W.H. counsel may be leaving. Ruth Marcus & Maria Teresa Kumar join Lawrence O'Donnell.

Stormy Daniels' lawyer sends 'warning shot' to Trump

Michael Avenatti tweeted an image of a DVD that he says contains "evidence" of Stormy Daniels' relationship with Donald Trump. Judd Legum says Avenatti's comments predict larger legal issues for Trump. Ruth Marcus weighs in on the Karen McDougal interview.

Colin Kahl: John Bolton believes that Trump should only meet...

Former national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, Colin Kahl, talks with Rachel Maddow about new National Security Adviser John Bolton’s extreme stances on North Korea and Iran and how that may impact upcoming national security tests for the president.

Roy Moore supporters tried to buy off his accuser’s lawyer...

A jaw dropping new storyline surrounding last year’s Alabama special election ties Steve Bannon and Breitbart to a plot aimed to undermine Leigh Corfman’s accusations on Roy Moore

Republicans on the House Intel Committee voted down a Democratic proposal to hold a hearing with Mark Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs, according to Adam Schiff.

Citigroup will not do business with companies that allow certain kinds of gun sales. It is the first Wall Street bank to take such steps.

The Dow’s 5 worst single-day point declines

Donald Trump’s new national security adviser John Bolton is...

John Bolton, Trump’s new national security adviser, has connections to both Cambridge Analytica and an NRA group that may have used Russian money to help the Trump campaign.

Remember this one. Trump: "I say to Congress, I will never sign another bill like this again. I'm not going to do it again.

LIVE: National Cathedral in DC is having a vigil for victims & anyone hurt by gun violence

Bolton bragged about his PAC's use of "advanced psychographic data modeling" at CPAC last year. "We will continue to expand our activities in 2018 in order to achieve a filibuster-proof national security majority in the Senate."

John Bolton's political committee was one of the earliest customers of Cambridge Analytica, which it hired specifically to develop psychological profiles of voters with data harvested from Facebook profiles, according to former Cambridge employees

"The March for Our Lives will last a few hours. Its impact will last a generation."

Friday, March 23, 2018

New England Patriots fly Parkland students to DC for march on official team plane

NEW: NBC obtained the secret memo from Rudy Giuliani's law firm directly warning one of Trump's biggest donors, Rebekah Mercer, Steve Bannon and Trump data firm CEO Alexander Nix about breaking U.S. law

Last Man Standing? Mattis holds firm as chaos engulfs Trump's national security team

White House lawyer McGahn eager to exit

"Who needs a new WH comms director when the POTUS has apparently decided he is his own best crisis manager? He woke up in a WH scrambling to react to punishing headlines... wh

The Russian Connection just won’t go away!

A judge sitting at the High Court has granted an application by the Information Commissioner's Office for a warrant to search the London offices of Cambridge Analytica.

8:55 am: "I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill." 1:46 p.m.: Does not veto omnibus spending bill.


Koch brothers caught funding a professor linked to white nationalism

BREAKING: U.S. charges nine Iranians with conducting "massive cyber theft campaign on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps."

#BREAKING: Trump Treasury Dept slaps sanctions on Iranians for hacking US universities

"My daughter was hurt by a boy who shot her in the head and took everything from our lives," her mother said. "She is brain dead and has nothing, no life, left in her."

It's time to panic now. John Bolton's rise to power puts us on a path to war--and, since Trump appointed him while knowing his views, it means Trump wants to be on that path.

Trump's Daily Toilet Tweets and running today

U.S. Accuses Russia of Secretly Arming the Taliban

The new CDC director was once accused of research misconduct.

Wow. Watch a furious @WhipHoyer lambast Republicans for their latest spending bill.

"Mozilla, the web giant behind the popular browser Firefox, said early Thursday it was suspending advertising on the social media platform."

Facebook faces a reputational meltdown

Facebook faces a reputational meltdown

Trump considered firing Kelly and serving as his own chief of staff: report

Betsy DeVos slammed by Rep. DeLauro for not committing to meet with Parkland students:

‘Trump’s Going to War’ Now With His Political Enemies, Boasts Bannon

Republicans on the House Intel Committee voted down a Democratic proposal to hold a hearing with Mark Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs, according to Adam Schiff

Nunes - word is our Allies intelligence agencies have Nunes on tape on yacht with underage girls.

White House planned to fire Carson along with McMaster:

Former United Nations ambassador John Bolton's world view: bomb Iran, OK to strike North Korea first

The 2020 Census received much more funding in the House spending bill than advocates had anticipated

Here’s how Cambridge Analytica collected tens of millions of people’s Facebook data without their consent

SO MUCH FOR NEUTRALITY! Swiss federal conduct raids on defense firms compromised by Putin

John Bolton is the new National Security Advisor. I want him to explain why he went to the 2004 World Russia Forum - with the Lukoil execs who met with Cambridge Analytica

'No one was listening to us yet.' Vegas students who saw little change after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history will join worldwide rallies.

Zuckerberg has sold more Facebook stock in the last 3 months than any insider at any other company


"After we had been intimate, he tried to pay me." Former Playboy model Karen McDougal shares details of an alleged affair she had with Donald Trump

The largest funder of John Bolton’s super PAC is Robert Mercer, co-founder of Cambridge Analytica. He’s given Bolton $4 million since 2015. Keep in mind Bolton paid Cambridge Analytica $1.1 million in the same timeframe

Ive Seen John Bolton Up Close. Yep, Be Afraid.

Trump Gets the National Security Adviser McMaster Tried to Prevent

GOP operative used hacked Democratic data in campaign

Cambridge Analytica’s Nigel Oakes has styled himself as an expert on a wide variety of “mind-bending” techniques — from scents to psychological warfare to campaign politics

Trump’s Plan to Punish the U.S. Economy

The world's most cashless society has data privacy concerns in light of the Facebook crisis

Lawrence on Bolton and the madness in the White House

Chaos in the White House continues as more staff shakeups were announced today. H.R. McMaster is out as National Security Advisor, to be replaced by John Bolton—as is John Dowd, Trump's lead criminal defense attorney in the Russia probe.

Amb. Wendy Sherman: John Bolton won't be an 'honest broker'

Ambassador Wendy Sherman joins Lawrence O'Donnell from Singapore to explain why she believes John Bolton won't be an "honest broker" when presenting information to the president in his new role as National Security Advisor and why that is dangerous for the country

Schiff: Bolton likely to exaggerate Trump's dangerous impulses

Rep. Adam Schiff, top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, offers his reaction to the news that Donald Trump intends to make John Bolton his new national security adviser.

As legal team withers, Trump adds cable news legal pundits

As Donald Trump loses his lead Russia lawyer and adds more TV lawyers to his legal team, Rachel Maddow wonders if Trump is preparing a legal defense or a cable news PR campaign.

McFaul on Trump pick Bolton: What he believes in is very scary

Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, talks with Rachel Maddow about his concerns about Donald Trump's choice of John Bolton as H.R. McMaster's replacement as national security adviser.

School shooting victim 'brain dead,' being taken off life support.

China announced that it planned to impose tariffs on $3 billion worth of American-produced fruit, pork, wine, seamless steel pipes and more than 100 other goods

China urges U.S. away from 'brink' as Trump picks trade weapons

Fran Lebowitz: 'You do not know anyone as stupid as Donald Trump'

House probe overlooked most Trump-Russia contacts, report claims

BREAKING NEWS: Czech government will probably join the UK and reported 5 other EU states in expelling Russian intelligence officers.

Industrial and technology companies take some of the worst losses as Dow Jones plunges more than 700 points

Trump chaos takes out McMaster, alarms with appointment of Bolton

Mark Landler, White House correspondent for the New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump firing his second national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, and replacing him with extreme hawk John Bolton.

President Obama continues his 4 nation tour of the South Pacific. Australia , New Zealand, Japan & Singapore. He is having private close door meetings with the Prime Minister's of each country. Make of that what you will

08/18/2016 is when Alfa-Spectrum servers were Iodine DNS tunneling

Bestsey Devos server from Spectrum Health communicates with Russian Alpha Bank.

Ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal spoke to CNN about her alleged affair with Trump

Though Ivanka Trump relishes her role in Washington, reports @EmilyJaneFox, she still keeps close tabs on the friends she left behind in New York. But as New York turns its back on her, what’s an heiress to do?

Thursday, March 22, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Lone DNC Hacker’ Guccifer 2.0 Slipped Up and Revealed He Was a Russian Intelligence Officer

HUGE: John Bolton appeared in a 2013 propaganda video for a Russian gun rights group The Right to Bear Arms founded by a Putin ally close to the NRA.

BREAKING: China plans reciprocal tariffs on U.S. products

We need to refer to the remainin’ White House staff by their appropriate designation: “Future Criminal Defendants.”

In Mexico, Candidates Move Away From Cambridge Analytica

BREAKING: Trump National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is out

"Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and other law enforcement officials will hold a press conference Friday, March 23, 2018 for a major cyber law enforcement announcement."

I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend.

The Austin bomber is just another in a long line of white conservative men waging war on the public

What the House Intel Committee should be asking about Russian hacking.

Opinion: The messy truth about income inequality

Breaking: In whistleblower @chrisinsilico first cable news interview in the U.S. He tells @AriMelber Steve Bannon, Rebecca Mercer, Alexander Nix were “absolutely” warned that Cambridge Analytica activities might violate American law:

Israel opens investigation into whether Facebook violated the country’s privacy laws

When Republicans don’t like election results they refuse to hold elections. Judge today ordered Scott Walker to hold special elections for legislative seats vacant since December

Opinion: Republicans should stop whining about leaks and start challenging Trump

Mark Zuckerberg called to Congress — 'the buck stops with him:' Rep. Walden

Reporter: "Can I ask you about the omnibus?" Sen. Kennedy: "Yeah, it sucks."

Democrats are speaking out and standing up for the rule of law, defending the Mueller probe

John Dowd resigns as Trump’s top lawyer in Mueller probe, @nytimes reports

I'm thinking he quit as Trump plans to go through with firing Mueller.

Zinke brought security team to vacation in Turkey and Greece, records show