Thursday, February 8, 2018

JUST IN: The Dow plunges more than 1,000 points for the second time this week

Navy SEAL who says he killed bin Laden: Trump's military parade is "third world bullshit"

Inside Arctic permafrost lies the biggest pool of mercury on the planet

"You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy?"

As many as 60 Russians are expected to attend the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, more than three times last year's number, per Russian officials

Dollar will stay weak if China has its way, Morgan Stanley says

Shares fragile, U.S. budget deal puts bonds on defensive

Tax Cuts Put Oklahoma In A Bind. Now Gov. Fallin Wants To Raise Taxes

In Trump’s first year, the U.S. shed almost 10,000 solar jobs, @yayitsrob reports, but experts say the damage of the president's policies is yet to come

JUST IN: Comey's memoir gets earlier release date after Trump, GOP attacks on FBI

Texts show FBI employees preparing Obama briefing on Russia; Exchange doesn’t relate to Clinton email probe, as Republican Sen. Ron Johnson suggests

GOP friendly fire imperils Trump nominees

This is disgraceful. It tells us so much about Porter, who's credibly accused of abusing his ex-wives; about Kelly, whose defense of Porter is unconscionable; and about the Trump ethos in the White House. They treat women in horrible/dehumanizing ways.

From Fallujah to FBI investigation: The undoing of Duncan Hunter

BREAKING: Former President George W. Bush says "there's pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled" in the U.S. election.

Quincy Jones claims he used to date Ivanka, says she has the "wrong father"

What Devin Nunes Gets in Exchange for His Memo Mess

Why isn't the Republican National Committee giving back Steve Wynn's money?

Yesterday, the White House released an ethics waiver that would allow Deputy WH Counsel John Eisenberg, who works with the Nat'l Security Counsel, to sit across the table from partners of his former law firm. Like other WH waivers, it's undated and offers no real explanation.

Who is Rob Porter, and why is he quitting the White House?

JUST IN: Russian contractors may have been involved in pro-regime attack on US military advisers and their partner forces in Syria that led to US counterattack with aircraft and artillery in east of Euphrates. No US wounded.

Top Trump Interior Dept official attempted to rent out government-owned housing unit for personal profit

BREAKING: More than 2 months after Trump cited border agent's death as argument for border wall, FBI says no evidence of "attack."

Officials at ICE are actively exploring joining the Intelligence Community, The Daily Beast has learned.

Biden: "Who in God's name would have thought we would be here, at this moment, with this president? We have a president who is consumed by his political survival... Everything is run through the filter of how it affects Donald Trump."

Nearly 11.8M enroll for Obama health law in 2018

Senior White House officials became aware in detail about the allegations made against Rob Porter last fall, as his stock in the West Wing continued to rise

#BREAKING: Israeli police chiefs have decided to recommend indicting PM Benjamin Netanyahu for corruption, Israeli media report

Judiciary chairman wants FISA judge to reveal more info on Page surveillance

North Korea says no U.S. talks planned at Olympics as Pence heads for Seoul

White House: Military parade in 'early discussion phases'

FBI texts that Obama "wants to know everything" were about Russian interference, not Clinton probe: report

There are two significant reasons senior @realDonaldTrump Administration Official Rob Porter resigned: 1. Brave women told their stories 2. The free press reported them Because apparently the White House knew the truth & was fine employing Porter until the public found out

BREAKING: U.S. official in charge of protecting American elections from hacking tells NBC News that Russians successfully penetrated voter registration rolls of several U.S. states prior to 2016 presidential election.

There are 102.1 million Americans of working age who are simply not in the workforce. Some are too senior, some are disabled. Our labor shortage is solved by less welfare and more babies. — Steve King

NEW: Pres. Trump endorses Senate's sweeping spending deal, calling on both parties to "support our troops and support this Bill!"

Texts From 2016 Show FBI Employees Preparing Obama Briefing on Russia - Wall Street Journal

JUST IN: From the House Historian's Office: @NancyPelosi has set the record for the longest-continuous speech in House history

U.S. response to Russian information attacks on America and influence elections is a joke. We talk about consequences, Russia has not felt a response. Kremlin must joke,”what’s the U.S. going to do? Launch another investigation? Oh please do!”

Russia's 'Fancy Bear' hackers went after private gmail accounts of US defense contractors

Spousal abuse accusations emerge as theme in Trump White House

Rachel Maddow reviews the history of domestic violence accusations against members of the Trump White House, including today's revelations of multiple accusations against White House staff secretary Rob Porter

Holder: There's a persuasive case that presidents can be indicted

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Rachel Maddow about whether Donald Trump could be charged with obstruction of justice, and the failure of Jeff Sessions to stand up for DoJ and FBI employees under attack but Donald Trump and his supporters.

Democrats aim to make expected 2018 wave count with redistricting

Eric Holder, former U.S. attorney general and chair of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about working against Republican gerrymandering to re-balance voting districts so that Democratic victories mean proportionate Democratic representation.

Pelosi makes a stand for DACA recipients (and sets a record)

Rachel Maddow reports on Rep. Nancy Pelosi's record-setting time holding the House floor, speaking for over eight hours in support of a legislative solution to the plight of DACA recipients.