Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Comstock to Trump: We dont need a government shutdown over immigration

Defense Secretary Mattis said the Nuclear Posture Review released last week gives the U.S. leverage over Russia

BREAKING; Dow rallies 600 points into the close

Schiff says Bannon's attorney told HPSCI that WH wouldn't allow Bannon to answer questions beyond 14 "pre-approved," yes-or-no questions

It seems a suspect package was left at the Ecuadorian Embassy

George Papadopoulos’ fiancée goes on tweetstorm to prove he wasn’t just a coffee boy to Trump

White House chief of staff John Kelly suggests that some of those eligible for DACA “were too afraid” or “too lazy to get off their asses” to sign up for the program

Hang in there, patriots. Mueller isn’t letting #TeamTreason dictate his strategy execution with their dezinformatsiya stunts. That’s a sign of strength, not weakness. We too must act from strength & keep the faith. Justice will be done. Bet on it.

The House Intelligence Committee’s top Democrat Adam Schiff talks to @NatashaBertrand about the Nunes memo, the minority response, and Trump’s insults

JUST IN: Trump says "I'd love to see a shutdown," if immigration reforms aren't passed.

Odd scenes at the Ecuador Embassy where Julian Assange is staying. Police have just arrived with evidence bags.

Social Media Is Helping Putin Kill Our Democracy

Court upholds Trump's $25 million payment in Trump University fraud settlement

NYT: FEMA Contractor Failed to Deliver Meals to Puerto Rico

BREAKING: The media is gathered outside Robert Mueller's office as I post this. This is not a usual occurence! Something big about to hit???

"...the United States is expected to bump up against its borrowing limit a month earlier than previously expected, a function of last year’s $1.5 trillion tax cut, which is resulting in less revenue for the Treasury Department."

.@ABC NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: Dow Jones opens after plunging 1,175 points yesterday, its largest one-day point drop in history

Gold continues to drop

The Deep State Conspiracy Is How Fascists Discredit Democracy

Donald Trump Cracks the Seal on Talk of Treason

Trump admin threatened to ban reporter from press calls for refusing to alter story

Is Facebook listening in on your conversations?

"It is very possible that by the time U.S. election season comes around for 2020, the U.S. economy will be, or will have been, in a recession"

Europe stocks head for worst drop since the aftermath of the Brexit referendum

Opinion: Reality is catching up with Trump — everywhere

Trump nominee to head Patent Office works at law firm that defended Trump in "Apprentice" copyright claim

.@realDonaldTrump should sit for an interview with the Special Counsel. If he’s done nothing wrong, then he’ll have no trouble keeping his story straight. It’s just one of the benefits of truth.

Day Traitor

The Schiff memo is based on the same underlying docs as the partisan #NunesMemo, so there should be no question as to whether or not @realDonaldTrump will approve the new memo’s release. If he refuses, the American people will be forced to wonder: what is he trying to hide?

Far-right Sheriff Clarke will team up with body-slamming Rep. Gianforte to headline a GOP fundraiser. It only makes sense in the Trump era, writes

'The hairs really went up on the back of our necks': Former top diplomat Victoria Nuland tells the story of how she pushed the Obama administration to do more to stop Russian hacking

New Jersey governor signs order requiring internet providers to follow net neutrality rules

In this Tweet he’s lying or he’s talking to the top .1% The rest of us got a chump change tax cut offset by an additional $3K to $6K in national debt for every man, woman and child in the U.S. We got ripped off, just like those N.J. casino bondholders back in ‘93

Inbox: A group of Senate Democrats will take to the Senate floor on Tuesday evening to call on Republicans to defend our democracy against attacks by foreign adversaries with a renewed focus on important questions about Russian meddling and our government’s response.

Russian lawyer says Trump Jr. offered her a deal: Hillary dirt for a change to U.S. law

"Trump seems to be testing the waters for direct action against the FBI by testing the limits of what his Republican followers will stomach. So far, there are no limits."

Pruitt once called Trump an "empty vessel" in newly resurfaced interview

NEW: I just found this video of Carter Page saying he's worked in Russia for 27 years: "Having worked in Russia for most of my life, you know, going back to my first trip here in 1991"

A remarkable subversion of our democracy continues in Pennsylvania. After losing their fight at the Supreme Court, Republicans are now threatening to impeach members of the state Supreme Court who found the congressional map to be an unconstitutional gerrymander

Rolling world stock sell-off runs to $4 trillion

Asian stocks plunge after bloodbath on Wall Street

The Daily Mirror slams Trump for attacking the U.K.’s universal healthcare system: “You're sick, Mr. President.”

Global stock market turmoil: What's going on?

Trump is keeping the pressure up on Mexico, but he 'risks cutting off his nose to spite his face'

Things Republicans won't tell you in their $400 million #GOPTaxScam lying campaign

Here's a snapshot of the major European indexes, all in red

Dow Jones futures point to massive 1,000 point drop at market open

The Dow Jones stock index was down 1,175 points at the closing bell, its worst closing point decline on record

Nunes: Fine, the FBI Didn’t Lie, But Its Font Was Too Small

WATCH: Asian stocks sink as global sell-off continues

Russia has been attacking top Republicans who criticize Trump

‘The president clearly set himself up’: Trump’s stock market miscalculation

Monthly 'emergency' budget extensions allow the GOP to keep blackmailing Democrats for concessions on everything from CHIP to immigration, but there's this too...

Congress should censure Nunes. Just like McCarthy

This May 2016 protest in Houston, Texas, was organized by Russian trolls. The troll group promoted and organized two opposing events on Facebook to pit Americans against each other.

A CNN employee found sensitive Department of Homeland Security reports about protecting the Super Bowl from terrorism in the seat-back pocket on a commercial airplane flight

Trump supporters are spreading the majority of phony news and conspiracy theories, a new study shows

Schiff: "The vote was unanimous to release this. I think the Republican members understood that after a calling for full transparency they were getting hammered over the course of the week for trying to hide the minority response."

Carter Page says he had a brief interaction with a “senior government official” in Moscow on his trip there during the 2016 campaign. “A lot of the things he was talking about, you could tell there were positive opportunites on the horizon for U.S.-Russia relations."

President Trump took credit for the stock market at least 25 times in January alone. But as shares swooned Monday, he avoided any mention of it.

The judge Trump disparaged as ‘Mexican’ will preside over an important border wall case

Foxconn package cost Wisconsin eight times as much per job as similar 2017 state jobs deals

Trump lawyers worry he'd perjure himself in Russia probe

Harry Litman, a fmr. Clinton DOJ official, says there's no credible reason for Trump to not be interviewed by the special counsel and that excuses of Trump's lawyers for not complying are "muddled" at best. Nick Akerman and Natasha Bertrand join Lawrence O'Donnell

Sean Hannity blames Obama for today’s historic stock market crash

The ‘Woke’ GOP Learns to Loathe the FBI

White House moves to distance Trump from market plunge

According to this article, Trump's own lawyers think he is a liar: his "lawyers are concerned that the president...has a history of making false statements." John Dowd is sometimes right

Steve Bannon is planning to skip a closed-door interview with House committee

Global stocks crumble in vicious sell-off as 'goldilocks' trade unravels

Nunes conceded in an interview with Fox and Friends that the FBI mentioned political funding of the Steele dossier in a footnote on the Carter Page FISA application

The Smearing of Christopher Steele

Lawrence: What Donald Trump doesn't know about treason

In the Rewrite: After President Trump called Democrats "treasonous" for not applauding during his State of the Union address, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell rewrites the President’s attempt to define what "treason" means.

Coll: U.S. needs diplomacy to complement military in Afghanistan

Steve Coll, award-winning journalist and author of "Directorate S," talks with Rachel Maddow about Mike Flynn's path from Afghanistan to indicted former Trump official, and the need for a robust State Department to be the diplomatic counterpart to the military in Afghanistan

Why is the U.S. still in Afghanistan? Pakistan

Steve Coll, award-winning journalist and author of "Directorate S," talks with Rachel Maddow about why the United States is still waging war in Afghanistan after 17 years there.

Swalwell: GOP leaks, releases designed to tip off Trump on probe

Rep. Eric Swalwell talks with Rachel Maddow about the Democratic memo to rebut the Devin Nunes memo, the Republican strategy behind the Nunes memos, and whether Steve Bannon will finally testify before the House Intel Committee.

Nunes memo stunt blows up in GOP's face

Rachel Maddow shows how key claims in the Nunes memo didn't even survive the weekend before being disproved, and the memo is now both a political and legal can of worms for Republicans to deal with.

Market plunges, government shutdown looms (again)

Rachel Maddow reports on a vertiginous two-day stock market sell off, the government shutdown deadline looming this week, and the Republican tax bill causing the government to run out of money sooner than expected or planned for