Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lady Liberty, our founding fathers, and generations of right-thinking Americans are all weeping tonight over the atrocious comments attributed to Donald Trump, who continues to demonstrate daily that he is a deeply flawed person.

NEW: Daily Beast: Corey Lewandowski is scheduled to take questions next week from congressional investigators looking into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin,

.@RepAdamSchiff: Country would be better served if Trump watched cartoons instead of Fox and Friends

Countering the growing threat of Russian disinformation in Canada

Just last month the White House denied a Times report that in June, Trump said people coming from Haiti "all have AIDS" and that Nigerian immigrants would never "go back to their huts"

President Trump expressed frustration behind closed doors with people coming to the US from "shithole countries," according to a Washington Post report

Trump Accuses FBI Agent of ‘Treason’

State supreme courts, which make or break major legislation, are alarmingly influenced by secretive money interests.

The foreign workers brought in to help staff Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s Palm Beach club, tend to come from two countries: Haiti and Romania.

Sources tell NYT that when Trump heard that Haitians were among those who would benefit from a proposed immigration deal, he asked if they could be left out of the plan, asking, “Why do we want people from Haiti here?”

Exclusive: Trump attacks protections for immigrants from "shithole" countries in Oval Office meeting

The whole point of the jobs cuts act was to put more money in the hands of companies

Exclusive: Senators Reach Deal to Save Dreamers and Wall

Pentagon to send more armed drones, 1,000 new combat advisers to Afghanistan

Schiff: It would be 'valuable' if Ivanka Trump testified in Russia probe

New: White House releases names of presidential delegation to @Davos. Basically everyone in the entire government. WH list

A foreign adversary attacking our democracy & threatening to return can't be ignored. Congress must heed @SenatorCardin's warning and pass my bill establishing National Russian Threat Response Center.

WATCH: Millionaire Fox Business host: I'll tip waiters less if minimum wage goes up

Black unemployment is at a historic low—but don’t thank Trump

From the White House podium, @PressSec Sarah Sanders just accused @SenFeinstein of obstruction of justice for releasing the non-classified Fusion GPS transcript. Wow

Donald Trump's early-morning missives may have launched Washington into 101 minutes of chaos; White House chief of staff John Kelly has previously said he doesn't pay much attention to the President's tweets

Under new Trump administration tax rules, millions of Americans will need to use an IRS tool to ensure their paychecks are accurate

The newly announced work requirement policies for Medicaid would harm the unemployed without any evidence to suggest that it would promote work

Reporter: "The president's tweet this morning, in your view, was not at all confusing and not at all contradictory? I just want to be very clear."@PressSec: "Right, it wasn't confusing to me. I'm sorry if it was for you."

JUST IN: Bannon to appear next week before House committee in Russia probe: report

Walmart suddenly closes Sam's Club stores

The US Military Is Set to Meet With the Russian General Who Called For Cyberattacks Against the West

Bannon hires a lawyer for House Russia probe

MOMENTS AGO: President Trump hosts a discuss on U.S. prison systems and reform at the White House

Putin says Kremlin critic Navalny is U.S. pick for Russian presidency

Trump lauded delivery of F-52s to Norway. The planes only exist in "Call of Duty."

Mueller has not requested interview with Pence

BREAKING: 17 veteran missileers say nuclear launch process "poses a clear and present danger to the country," urge Congress to rein in Trump's launch authority and protect the nation from the "mood swings of a petulant and foolish commander-in-chief."

Disappointed the House just passed Nunes FISA Act reauthorization bill that will give Trump the power to spy on Americans without a warrant.

'We Are Seeing What Happens When the U.S. Pulls Back'

Gov-elect Ralph Northam formally asks the Trump administration for an offshore exemption for Virginia like the one granted to Florida.

Reuters: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was “shrewd and mature” and had won the latest standoff against the West and President Trump over his nuclear and missile programs.

That awkward interval between your dumb tweet and the staff-directed cleanup tweet where a million MAGA-minions have to suddenly change course AGAIN.

Analysis: New York steps up legal fight against ExxonMobil

Raising Our Game: Cyber Security in an Age of Digital Transformation


GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, who said Wednesday he is not seeking reelection in #CA49, has been discussing with colleagues the possibility of running in a neighboring San Diego district if embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) resigns

An aide to GOP Senator Jeff Flake says a bipartisan group on immigration has reached a deal

Darrell Issa, one of the nastiest, one of the rudest and one of the richest Republicans in Congress is thankfully leaving and @MikeLevinCA is running for that sea

Democrats demand investigation of whether Trump is violating the Constitution

Putin, in meeting w/ journos:⁰"If America pokes its nose in other nations' affairs, it must be ready to respond to certain challenges which it has incited"

.@RepAdamSchiff just recommended that the FISA bill be withdrawn for now, "in light of the irresponsible and inherently contradictory messages coming out of the White House today."

Previously unpublished findings show just how many voters have abandoned Donald Trump in his first year in office,

This is irresponsible, untrue, and frankly it endangers our national security. FISA is something the President should have known about long before he turned on Fox this morning

Q: What kind of person is up at 3:33 a.m. tryin' to convince the world his political enemies are actually guilty of what he's bein' investigated for?

The Only Force That Can Beat Climate Change Is the U.S. Army- but Trump administration has decided to remove climate change from the list of security threats to the United States under its new National Security Strategy

NEW: Pres. Trump endorses the House's plan to vote for FISA renewal today, after appearing to contradict the White House's stated position on the measure earlier this morning. "We need it!" he tweeted

Trump campaign hawks Palm Beach dinner contest to mark inauguration anniversary

Trump questions integrity of FBI, citing Fox News

Massachusetts congressional delegation urges Gov. Charlie Baker to reject Trump administration's offshore drilling plan

.@SenWarren on The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act: "Here's the deal— it actually turns out that Equifax may actually make money off the breach."

Thanks Twitter family: “The Lowest White Man,” is trending

Analysis: This is how Trump’s lawyers are probably prepping him for the Mueller showdown

Malaria Trump would have been priority for deportation under new immigration rules

Sessions hoping his recent policy moves will get him back in Trump's good graces: report

Conway: Trump "discovered" there doesn't need to be a physical wall along entire border

WATCH: Anderson Cooper mocks Trump’s claim that news anchors sent him letters of praise

How can you uphold the constitution when you don't believe our rights derive from it?

Never before has a president ignored such a clear national security threat

‘It’s not a fabrication’: Six times the firm behind the infamous dossier contradicted Trump’s claims

WH Executive Time update: Fox News has its new anti-IC talking points. Oddly, they're the same as the Kremlin's.

Tom Hanks responds after a reporter asks if 'fake news' rhetoric is like Nixton trying to stop newspapers publishing the Pentagon Papers

If the Supreme Court rules that states like Ohio can kick people off the rolls for choosing not to vote, then the voting rights of millions of Americans could be at risk.

Real estate investing startup Cadre partners with Goldman Sachs

Michael Wolff Says That Washington Will Bury Trump

“On its face, this looks more like a dismantling than a reorganization.” @SecretaryZinke’s Interior plans to move thousands of workers in the biggest reorganization in its history -

How a Trump SoHo partner ended up with toxic mining riches from Kazakhstan

Trump proves he is a parrot

‘Stable genius’ Donald Trump doesn’t actually have an MBA from Wharton

Will Pence denounce Eric Greitens?

Netflix has shared a first look at David Letterman's show, "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman." Letterman’s first guest on the show is former President Obama, marking Obama's first talk show appearance since leaving the White House

NEW: GOP panic over midterms grows as Republican retirements mount

The Year Shepard Smith Went Rogue at Fox News

Kirsten Gillibrand plans to try to block the confirmation of Geoffrey S. Berman if he's nominated by Trump as the U.S. attorney in Manhattan

It would be reassuring if @realDonaldTrump cared as much about the actual Russian attack on the election

Dems defy Republicans, release first congressional report on Russian election interference

Opinion: Trump’s accidental moment of truth

Trump allows states to impose Medicaid work requirements for the first time

Analysis | Trump and Netanyahu are playing the same game


Don't sleep on this FISA reauthorization showdown in the House tomorrow, folks. Must be close if the White House is feeling enough pressure to issue a statement opposing Amash's amendment at 9:00 p.m. the night before the vote

Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska has filed suit in New York State Court against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, claiming the two had defrauded him of $18,900,000


Trump officials look to revamp some of the requirements of a 40-year-old law that requires banks lend to poor borrowers

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's block on Trump's nominee, G. Berman, to be U.S. attorney for the Southern District of NY appears likely to hold. Berman worked for Deutsche Bank, where Trump-related dealings are being investigated.

Republicans have four convicted criminals running for Congress in 2018

Dairy and meat lead 8% rise in food prices in 2017

China’s inexorable rise is helped by Trump’s retreat

Important lesson for all those companies that thought a Trump tweet about them was a crisis. It wasn’t.

Sen. Wyden calls out Trump for appointing a big pharma price gouger

Internal document reveals Trump strategy to undermine ObamaCare through executive action

Norway's PM Erna Solberg discusses her country's effort to combat climate change in a joint press conference with President Trump.

'Nothing is actually being done': Trump's opioid emergency order disappoints

Interesting who Bibi’s son was w/ when he was recorded: “Accompanied by a bodyguard and a gov driver, the prime minister’s son, the son of gas tycoon Kobi Maimon and Roman Abramov, a rep of billionaire James Packer, went touring strip clubs in Tel Aviv...”

Jake Tapper: Donald Trump just "can't quit" Hillary Clinton

Trump energy team draws blowback on Florida drilling exemption

115 business leaders send letter to Congressional leaders urging lawmakers to pass legislation to protect Dreamers before Jan. 19.

A dangerous flu has been spreading rapidly across the U.S., escalating flu season earlier than usual, and to near-epidemic levels, CDC says.

BREAKING: House Republicans are opposing a 10-year extension of CHIP—even though it SAVES $6 BILLION per CBO. There is literally no excuse not to ensure long-term security.

Arizona Senate candidate, Republican Joe Arpaio, says he still believes President Obama's birth certificate is a phony

Does Issa's Retirement Indicate 'Trump And The GOP Are Scared'?

Kremlin: U.S. report accusing Russia of election meddling harms relations

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt (takes plane trips for personal use on taxpayers dime) under Investigation for Morocco Trip.

Greitens didn’t deny the allegation that he led a woman into his basement, tied her up, blindfolded her, & then took a naked photo of her to use as blackmail

Colleagues rally around handcuffed teacher as Louisiana superintendent defends raise

Kremlin rejects U.S. charge of meddling in Mexican presidential poll

Sen. Rand Paul threatens to filibuster over the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act

North Korea Praises? Fire and Fury Book on Trump Administration

Mexico will leave NAFTA talks if Trump triggers process to withdraw

Trump Mueller meeting still in the works: NBC News

Rachel Maddow shares NBC News reporting that negotiations for Donald Trump to speak with Robert Mueller are still ongoing despite what Trump may say to the contrary.

Public interest in dossier has been validated: Buzzfeed

Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of Buzzfeed, talks with Rachel Maddow about the decision to publish the Trump dossier a year ago, and the legal entanglements that have followed.

Fusion GPS still researching Donald Trump ties to Russia

Rachel Maddow points out that while the Trump dossier is everything Christopher Steele produced for Fusion GPS for that "particular engagement" but Fusion GPS is still researching Donald Trump's ties to Russia and Steele may be involved as well.

Watch a Trump ambassador freeze when foreign journalists call out his bigoted lies

Democrats Unveil A Blueprint For Battling Putin, Daring Trump To

Trump fails to protect US from future Russian attacks

Senator Ben Cardin talks with Rachel Maddow about how Donald Trump has dithered while other countries have taken measures to thwart future efforts by Russia to interfere in their politics.

The worst liar in the country vowed to overhaul the libel laws. “You can't say things that are knowingly false and smile as money pours into your bank account.”

Block of conflicted Trump U.S. attorney pick likely to hold

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's block on a Donald Trump nominee to be U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York appears likely to hold, Rachel Maddow reports. The nominee, Geoffrey Berman is previously of Deutsche Bank, where Trump-related dealings are being investigated.

The ruling makes clear that using the redistricting process to subordinate one party and entrench another is unconstitutional, says an expert

What to expect next from Nafta: here are three possible scenarios

No, Mr. President, Earmarks Were Horrible, Keep Them Dead and Buried

San Diego lawyer requests ethics investigation into Rep. Darrell Issa

In front of Norwegian prime minister, Trump uses 'no collusion' 7 times in single Russia answe

McMaster Wants to Save the Iran Deal by Hiding It From Trump

Trump’s EPA is allowing a nerve gas pesticide to be sprayed on your food

Trump’s war on pot could split Republicans in 2018

MANAFORT & GATES sued today by Russian oligarch OLEG DERIPASKA, who alleges they "vanished more than $18.9M" of Deripaska's $ thru a private equity fund in which a "key figure" was KONSTANTIN KILIMNIK, an operative believed to be linked to Russian intel.

49 percent of voters say former President Barack Obama is more responsible for the state of the economy

Trump ends national database for "evidence-based" mental health programs

FBI Task Force to Expose Russian Social Media Manipulation

The U.S. still lacks “a coherent, comprehensive and coordinated approach” to countering potential future threats from the Kremlin and elsewhere, a new report from Senate Foreign Relations Democrats warns.