Friday, February 23, 2018

SUSAN RICE’s lawyer explains why she drafted the email to herself on Jan. 20, 2017: Obama team was afraid of sharing classified intel with FLYNN. She wrote email on advice of WH counsel.

Condoleezza Rice: U.S. need to have a conversation about what Second Amendment means "in the modern world"

Mueller just singled out a Republican congressman in unsealed Trump-Russia indictment, Putin's favorite traitor, Dana Rohrabacher. I project at least 3 Republican House Members will be indicted. 19 indictments and 5 guilty pleas to date

UConn would like to assure students who have applied or been admitted to the University that disciplinary action associated with participation in peaceful protests will not affect your admission decision in any way.

Joining MIT

Laura Ingraham: Liberals are "kind of like herpes"

Mueller has filed a superseding indictment against Paul Manafort, new charges connected to secret payments to ex-European politicians

The Kremlin and GOP Have a New Friend—and Boy, Does She Love Guns

A passenger vehicle hit a security barrier near the White House, the Secret Service says, but it didn't breach the secure complex that surrounds the executive mansion

DEVELOPING: US Secret Service: Vehicle strikes barrier near White House. The White House is on lockdown

Manafort left an incriminating paper trail because he couldn’t convert PDFs to Word files

BREAKING: Trump says he's leaving it up to his chief of staff to decide whether presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner keeps his interim security clearance.

Parkland shooting survivor forced off Facebook after getting death threats

Insurer Chubb says will stop underwriting NRA insurance for gun owners

#BoycottNRA is picking up momentum as major brands have started to disassociate themselves with the NRA

Off-duty firefighter helps police officer subdue shooting suspect in East Sacramento

UPDATED: Brands still doing business with the NRA

Teladoc severs ties with the NRA

New statement from Manafort’s spokesman: “I had hoped and expected my business colleague would have had the strength to continue the battle to prove our innocence.”

BREAKING: Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates pleads guilty to charges of conspiracy and false statements in Russia probe

Crowd chants 'lock her up' during Pres. Trump's address at CPAC: "We have a very crooked media, we had a crooked candidate, too, by the way."

Trump just awarded a $2.5 billion no-bid defense contract to United Technologies, a company that shipped over 600 Indiana jobs to Mexico, despite his campaign pledge to save all of these jobs.

Insurer @Chubb will no longer be working with the NRA!

Appeals Court Says AR-15s Are Not Constitutionally Protected

This Is the Law That Could Take Down Trump

Pruitt cites Bible as reason to expand oil, gas drilling: We must "harvest the natural resources" we're blessed with

CNN nails Trump and Fox News to the wall for pushing right-wing theory that they scripted Parkland town hal

We value all our customers but have decided to end our discount program with the NRA.

Symantec and LifeLock will no longer offer discounts to NRA members

Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates will plead guilty to two criminal charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's wide-ranging investigation of Russian meddling into the 2016 presidential campaign and related activities. Read his plea document

“We need to be preparing our lessons, not learning how to reload a gun.”

Election security is a high priority—until it comes to paying for new voting machines

Fox & Friends host: Trump's proposal to pay teachers to carry guns is an "opportunity" because they don't get paid enough

Billionaire Dem donor giving $1 million to help gun control groups register high schoolers to vote

Man who killed police officer was ordered by courts to give up guns three times

JUST IN: Federal judge orders Trump to enforce Obama-era rule limiting methane leaks

AP Sources: The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem

Can Schools Discipline Students for Protesting?

Trump's lawyer uses radio show to chip away at Mueller probe

Mitch McConnell owes the country a better explanation on Russian meddling!


Missouri governor lashes out after being charged with felony, calls prosecutor a "reckless liberal"

The N.R.A. Lobbyist Behind Florida’s Pro-Gun Policies

For conservatives at CPAC, the FBI is Public Enemy No. 1

Parkland Survivor: ‘I’ve Never Been So Unimpressed By A Person’ After Trump Call

Congress' Republican leaders silent so far on Trump's gun proposals!

Opinion | Trump and the GOP won’t act on gun control. So we must.

Could the mortgage crisis happen again? Actually, yes

Watch little Marco Rubio get booed at when he says he’s going to take NRA money no matter what.

Sandy Hook mother tears into NRA spokeswoman: She doesn't care about brown or black mother

.@FNBOmaha @Enterprise @Alamo @NationalPro dumped the NRA These corps are in business w/them

Blocked by Russia, U.N. Fails to Pass Syria Cease-Fire Resolution

Investigators found hundreds of pounds of cocaine at the Russian Embassy in Argentine’s capital in 2016. Things got weird from there.

NRA’s LaPierre: The right to bear arms is "not bestowed by man but granted by God to all Americans as our American birthright"

There’s the”armed guards”! BS! As Gunman Rampaged Through Florida School, Armed Deputy ‘Never Went In’

NRA spokeswoman: "Many in legacy media love mass shootings. You guys love it... Crying white mothers are ratings gold to you..."

In case you’re forgetting who Dana Loesch is, here’s a helpful reminder of how she facilitated a dark, toxic national discourse around guns

Homegrown TERRORIST!!!! /NRA Chief Just Called For a Rebellion Against FBI Leaders In Unhinged CPAC Speech

CNN’s town hall on guns and the unmaking of Marco Rubio

FBI investigating whether Russian money went to NRA to help Trump


Sen. Ted Cruz says Democrats belong to "the party of Lisa Simpson" while Republicans are "happily the party of Homer, Bart, Maggie and Marge"

Yes, NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch lied to Stoneman Douglas student Emma Gonzalez.

Pentagon Tells Congress to Stop Buying Equipment it Doesn't Need

This is really incredible from Maddow on how Paul Manafort, the Trump campaign, and financial crimes tie together.

Fact-checking Trump, NRA claims on gun background checks

Trump's solution

Two weeks after Trump nominated Florida businessman Leandro Rizzuto Jr. to be ambassador to Barbados, Rizzuto pledged thousands of dollars to fund a gala at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, the gala’s organizer told WaPo

The Big Loophole That Helped Russia Exploit Facebook: Doctored Photos

CNN hits back at Trump for sharing Florida student's claim on scripted question: This is wrong and we can prove it

The investigations into Russian meddling are not enough

Shepard Smith: People go to prison for what Jared Kushner did

Amnesty International Finds Human Rights Deteriorating Around The World, And Warns U.S. Had Taken "a step backward!"

The mother of Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg says her family has received death threats online.

Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security being replaced

Oregon passes bill banning gun ownership for people with domestic violence convictions

Louisiana's GOP secretary of state had security stalk woman after she refused to sleep with him: lawsuit

Kelly and McMaster both eying the exit, says Reuters, citing four SAO's.

Trump says a school "is frankly no different" than a military base

Trump’s Miss Universe Gambit

.@woodruffbets reports that contrary to other reports, Rick Gates isn’t currently making a plea deal or flipping to assist Mueller

Russia's state TV about the U.S.: "Empires of that size never fall because of external influence. They always collapse because of internal divisions."

Schumer: I'm "amazed" at how fast Trump caved to the NRA

Justice Clarence Thomas’s consistent pro-gun arguments fail to reconcile rights with their lived consequences

President Trump suggests awarding bonuses to trained teachers who carry guns in school: “Frankly, they'd feel more comfortable having the gun anyway. But you give them a little bit of a bonus.”

States form gun safety coalition to share background check data

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo talks with Rachel Maddow about a new gun safety pact between New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Jersey that includes sharing major databases to make background checks more effective.

Gates struggles with legal footing in face of Mueller onslaught

Julia Ainsley, national security reporter for NBC News, talks with Rachel Maddow about the confused and confusing story of Donald Trump campaign aide Rick Gates' legal defense team.

Different grand jury would mean two trials for Manafort, Gates

Chuck Rosenberg, former U.S. attorney, helps Rachel Maddow with some legal questions about the new 32-count indictment in the Paul Manafort Rick Gates case, including why the indictment came from a different grand jury than the first indictment.

Mueller adds new piece to plot with new Manafort Gates indictment

Rachel Maddow reports on the details of a new 32-count indictment in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's cast against Donald Trump campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

Lawrence: The president lives in a fantasy world

After President Donald Trump proposed arming teachers and hiring former soldiers and Marines to patrol American schools, Lawrence O'Donnell argues the president's ideas are fantasy and his staff is failing him and the country