Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Former CIA Director Brennan hits Trump strategy on Iran

Michele Bachmann tells televangelist she might run for Al Franken’s Senate seat

Congress will have to move quickly if it wants new recommendations to be ready before the 2018 election—or new voting systems to be in place by November 2020.

Former US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper: “It’s pretty reprehensible” to refer to the Justice Department as the “deep state.” President Trump is talking about “career civil servants who are patriots dedicated to the country.”

Doug Letter stepping down as Director of Civil Appellate at DOJ.

Famous for shouting “Maka America Great Again” at the end of his town halls.Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz was literally the only person to vote against an anti-human trafficking bill

Goldman Sachs Trying to Kill Initiative Requiring More Lobbying Disclosure

Donald J. Trump Twittering Again

JUST IN: Foreign governments working on projects that benefit Trump's businesses: report

"A former senior U.S. official with whom I spoke was briefed by ministers from three of the four countries that attended the dinner....Trump struck them as uninformed about their issues and dangerously unpredictable... 'The word they all used was: "This guy is

Just imagine you live in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District & your Gov says...nah: no special election until Nov 2018. Yes that’s REALLY what’s going on in Michigan. 633K Citizens have ZERO representation in Congress. Standby for Lawsuit....

Coal mining deaths nearly double from 2016 to 2017

WH press secretary Sanders criticizes Iran’s leaders for enriching themselves via corruption

The Trump administration is killing people in multiple countries, with strikes taking place at a virtually unprecedented rate. In some countries, the number has doubled or tripled in Trump’s first year in office

Here Is the Worst Anti-Science BS of 2017

The GOP’s inability to find top candidates to run for Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s House seat has some Republicans ready to write off the race, McClatchy reports.

Republicans are selling out everything to protect their Dear Leader. Even America.

Revealed || U.S. informed Israel that Netanyahu and his wife Sara have American bank accounts

Republican Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation Committee, will not seek re-election in November, Washington Examiner reports.

“Corporations are people”

BREAKING: Ambassador Nikki Haley says U.S. calling for U.N. Security Council and Human Rights Council emergency sessions on Iran

Taking credit for planes not crashing

POTUS on 12/28: “I have the absolute right to do what I want with the Justice Department.” Today he slanders career DOJ professionals as “deep state,” calls for prison for a political opponent, and tries to sic DOJ on a potential witness against him. Beyond abnormal; dangerous.

An announcement from Senator Orrin G. Hatch

Retroactive filing of FARA registration (after 45 days of beginning work), is an admission of guilt in failing to follow the law.

Former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the GOP's tax cuts will leave the U.S. broke

Trump’s New Year’s Eve party raises awkward questions

Putin’s “Russian Sovereign Wealth Fund” - under sanctions - managed to recruit Americans to top positions

A must-read by @elainejgodfrey on the Republican civil war raging on college campuses across the countr

Roger Stone discloses secret foreign lobbying

Rupert Murdoch’s son privately expressed embarrassment over Fox News coverage: report

The margin in the 28th District is 73 votes. The number of HD28 voters who received the wrong ballot is 147. There needs to be a special election.

NEW: Foreign governments are finding ways to do favors for Trump’s business

Saying nothing of the fact that the “Deep State Justice Department” is run by Trump’s own appointees, his effort to use its power to punish his political rivals and protect him from law enforcement are an abuse of power.

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, American citizens, were executed in 1953 for sharing secrets with the Russians. Glenn Carle, 25 year CIA veteran: "My assessment is that Trump is actually working directly for the Russians."

John Dean: Nixon ‘might have survived if there’d been a Fox News’

Opinion: America’s own Cultural Revolution

Devin Nunes

Israel changes law to make it harder to cede Jerusalem control

Ivanka Trump mocked for offering support to protesting Iranians

Pence's visit to Israel indefinitely postponed after Trump's Jerusalem decision

Pres. Trump returned from Mar-a-Lago facing more hot rhetoric from North Korea and a burst of anti-government demonstrations in Iran. Meanwhile, South Korea is offering the first high-level talks with North Korea in more than 2 years.

Donald Trump’s Year of Living Dangerously

The Trump admin may actually be helping MS-13 by publicly attacking it. The gang’s notoriety, “particularly among American law-enforcement agencies, has long emboldened members of the gang, both in Central America and in the U.S.,” New Yorker reports

14 California Republicans at risk of losing their House seats due to Trump’s unpopularity: Wall Street Journal

Trump’s New Year’s resolution: Getting Scott to run for Senate in Florida

Trump’s Pick to Run 2020 Census Has Defended Racial Gerrymandering and Voter Suppression Laws

"GOP establishment using Trump for its own ends"

Warning: The Environmental Protection Agency has delayed Obama-Rule to that limits mercury & arsenic in waterways!

Do you know @lisamurkowski reason for drilling ANWR is personal? It fulfills her 85 yr old father's fight to drill!

Nunes remaining as House Intel chairman demostrates that GOP leadership is OK with attacks on FBI and DOJ

Russia’s Alfa Bank claims it was hacked to create perception of link to Trump Organization

As we come to the end of Trump's first full year in office, remain vigilant against his attacks on our democracy. He has already employed many of the same tactics that tyrants have used throughout history to consolidate power.

Trump, through Twitter and the Times, dominates holiday news cycle

North Korea's Olympics peace bid will test the strength of the U.S.-South Korea alliance

The gun range owner who declared her facility a ‘Muslim-free zone’ just entered the Arkansas governor’s race

U.S. House Republicans prepare contempt action against the FBI and Department of Justice


This should freak everyone out: the Arctic will never be frozen again

This one I like to call “Joyful Kleptocrats.”

Trump nominates coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as EPA deputy administrator

"Science board transparency"

Scott Pruitt's year of environmental destruction

Why doesn’t tRUmp attack MSNBC like CNN?

If the helipad at Mar-a-Lago is for "business related to the Presidency," why is there a Trump Organization helicopter parked there? Despite what he might think, Trump's private business is not "business related to the Presidency."

Dan Rather: Trump Is The President Of His Bigoted Base, Not The President Of The United States

Saudi Arabia and the US are fueling the unrest in Iran, according to a senior regime official

Jeff Sessions isn’t giving up on weed. He’s doubling down.

Bio Of Professor At The Center Of The Trump-Russia Probe Has Disappeared From University's Website: A source at Link Campus in Rome told BuzzFeed News that Joseph Mifsud hasn't been seen at the university in many weeks.

There are many houses that will need to be cleaned by the end of the Trump era, if we’re ever going to fully restore our Democratic institutions. The Fourth Estate is no exception, and we need them in order to get to the finish line. Without them, we lose it all. So, now is the moment… We’re looking at you, The New York Times.

Pope Francis calls 2017 a 'wasted' year of death, lies

Iran's foreign minister warns Europe away from 'unreliability' of the U.S.

Australian officials frustrated that U.S. officials leaked diplomat's involvement in Russia probe: report

This is what GOP leadership now does with its resources, covers for a president who accepted election help from Moscow and who now lies about it every day. The party of Pizzagate, Seth Rich, and other conspiracy theories is in desperate need of new, principled leadership

No power and growing anger at ground zero in Puerto Rico

If a person doesn't vote for six years, Ohio kicks them off the rolls of registered voters. The Supreme Court is about to hear arguments on whether that law, backed by Republicans and opposed by Democrats, is legal

Iceland becomes the first country to legalise equal pay with plans to completely eradicate the wage gap by 2020

There’s a comeuppance ahead for Christians who have traded faith for power

Trey Gowdy's PAC accepted large sums of money at the time the House Intelligence committee began investigating trump. In an interview with CNN Gowdy said "Its not unusual for Russians to contact campaigns" there are zero reasons for Russians to contact US election campaigns

Clinton donors offered $700k for legal services, security for Trump accusers

Dollar begins year on back foot as euro shines

We narrowed down all of Trump's 'alternative facts' to find the 3 biggest lies of Trump's first year

Making China Great Again

Iowa went big for Trump, but there are signs its voters are souring on the president

Vanity Fair: Trump blaming Kushner for Mueller investigation

Pakistan summons U.S. ambassador after Trump's angry tweet

South Korean President Moon Jae-in orders swift action to ensure North Korea joins Olympics

On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming

Job growth in Obama's last year far outpaced job growth in Trump's first year

"It seems appropriate to end the year’s political horror show with confirmation that Trump remains dangerously unfit"

President Trump has made 1,950 false or misleading claims over 347 days

BP Sees $1.5 Billion Charge in 4Q Earnings From U.S. Tax Changes