Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Brad Parscale has a close financial relationship with a penny-stock firm with a questionable history that includes longstanding ties to a convicted fraudster, according to an Associated Press investigatio

HUD officials spent $31,000 on a new dining room set for Secretary Ben Carson’s office in late 2017 — just as the White House circulated its plans to slash HUD’s programs for the homeless, elderly and poor

What took the White House so long? Looks like Jared's got a Russia problem. BBC News - Jared Kushner's loses access to top-secret briefings

The father of a Parkland shooting survivor has admitted to altering emails, making it appear as though CNN tried to script his son’s questions for last week’s town hall event.

Exclusive: Foreign officials have discussed manipulating White House adviser Jared Kushner via his business arrangements, U.S. officials say

To Jared Kushner: "Your continued refusal to answer simple yes/no questions suggests you have something to hide."

Hope Hicks declines to answer some questions before house Intel committee

NEW: Bipartisan bill establishes $1 billion in funds to fight opioid crisis

Mueller's team has officially proposed dismissing charges against RICK GATES, following last week's guilty plea

JUST IN: NSA chief: Trump hasn't granted me authority to stop Russian interference at its source

This week brought us yet another reminder of the importance of every Supreme Court appointment, and of the degree to which Mitch McConnell may have altered the course of the nation’s history with his outrageous, cynical ploy

Sens. Warren, Blumenthal + Merkley want Mick Mulvaney to explain recent actions benefitting payday lenders and how his ties to the payday loan industry may have influenced his decision: "You have failed to provide any clarity on the rationale for your actions to harm consumers."

Scandals (some financial, some not) abound in the #AZ08 primaries, voting today

NJ students walk out to protest suspension of teacher over school safety comments

Zinke appointed Susan Lapierre, wife of Wayne NRA President, to the board of the Natl Park Service.

BREAKING: White House, Boeing reach "informal deal" on fixed price contract for 2 new Air Force One planes; total deal price set to be $3.9B

Nastya Rybka, the escort girl who filmed herself with the Paul Manafort-linked oligarch Oleg Deripaska and a top #Russian official on a yacht, has offered to tell the US media everything "about the election" after she got arrested in Thailand. Says she'll wait for jounos in jail

Corporate America is showing that the Trump/GOP tax plan was a scam >>> Trump’s Tax Cuts in Hand, Companies Spend More on Themselves Than on Wages

The NRA's top lawyer was convicted of murder, then freed over bad police work. What really happened?

Common Cause has filed complaints against Trump, his campaign committee and the National Enquirer parent company regarding the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels, saying it appears to be hush money and should be investigated

Warren introduces bill to force companies to publicly report sexual harassment settlements

Panama's government steps into Trump hotel dispute

Hey Alex Jones you seem to be really confused as to what I do/who I am I'd love to come on and clear some of this up because clearly as a shit journalist you can't clearly.

Trump filed the paperwork to be an official candidate for re-election on Inauguration Day

Gas up in the next state. Screw Georgia...screw NRA!

A guide to the upcoming gun control marches

West Virginia’s governor has signed across-the-board teacher pay raises of $808 next year and $404 the following two years. But teachers say the increases aren’t enough, especially as health care costs rise


The Gröpenführer’s Twitter tirade is all the proof you need that good news is coming‼️

.@NRA Board member Charles Cotton posts that he’s concerned gun safety will happen in America because: “It’s very well funded and they are playing on the sympathy factor of kids getting killed.”

The Trump admin is taking steps to shield student loan collection companies from state regulators, over the objections of consumer advocates and even some Republican attorneys general

RNC started paying Trump campaign's rent at Trump Tower after it stopped covering Trump's legal bills for Russia probe

Nix was trying to parse between Wikileaks and Assange. I fully expect to see Nix indicted by Mueller perhaps on espionage charges.


Three years ago today Boris Nemtsov was brutally murdered in front of the Kremlin to try to silence his call for democracy in Russia. He may not be with us today, but his legacy and call for freedom in Russia lives on

Trump’s Plan to Slash Legal Immigration—By the Numbers

Amnesty International just officially declared Trump a human rights violator

FedEx won't stop giving NRA members discounts

Trump-owned golf club agrees to pay $5.5 million to settle case brought by ex-members

This is a BIG DEAL: North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists

Trump is losing his mind...something big must be coming

How France cut its per capita gun ownership in half

Calling the sheriff a coward is so ironic coming from a man who evaded the draft multiple times due to his power and influence. @realDonaldTrump you're a hypocrite that is owned by the NRA please prove me wrong.

Plastics bags, straws, disposable food containers and plastic cutlery and cups will all be banned

Parkland Student Emma González Opens Up About Her Fight for Gun Control "Adults are behaving like children."


Fancy footwork by Cambridge Analytica/SCL exec Alexander Nix in UK parl. Core narrative: denial that they do any of things their marketing materials claim they do on data harvesting, psychological profiling, etc.

The Force of Decency Awakens

New fighting in Syria threatens a Russian-backed humanitarian pause in the battle for a rebel held area near the country’s capital. The district has faced a deadly bombing campaign by the Syrian government. Russia, Syria’s ally, ordered the daily five-hour pause in the fighting:

Reminder: The @NRA headquarters is a GUN-FREE ZONE

Conservatives in Georgia's Senate have a message for Delta Air Lines: Renew your relationship with the National Rifle Association or you will pay the price.

WATCH: MSNBC's Rachel #Maddow details all the bizarre Trump hires brought on through nepotism

Bernie Sanders and an aide brush back questions about Mueller indictments of the Russians - and how they allegedly helped his campaign.

Lawsuit alleges a 7-year-old girl was taken from her mother "screaming and crying" just days after the pair came to the U.S. seeking asylum. Mother and daughter are now at detention facilities 2,000 miles apart

BOMBSHELL: Israeli government prosecution for the first time links Netanyahu directly to pay for play

Students for Trump won’t reveal who’s bankrolling their group — despite FEC warnings

White House meets with veterans groups amid dispute at VA, tension over access to health care

ICYMI: Donald Trump Cracks the Seal on Talk of Treason

Companies are using President Trump's tax-cut savings to buy their own shares. That's good for investors, but doesn't do much for the economy.

Fox News report convinces Trump to call for new investigation of Hillary Clinton’s ‘criminality’

Expect President Donald Trump to return to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach this weekend. He’s scheduled to appear at fundraisers for the Republican National Committee and his 2020 re-election campaign

The Kochs are trying to kill unions. Be careful what you wish for.

Obama appears to hit at Trump: “You didn't hear about a lot of drama” in my White House

Mueller embodies the ideals of probity, service and self-sacrifice that trace back to the Pilgrims. Trump is the kind of con man who peddled patent medicines in the 19th century and then, in the 20th century, penny stocks and time-shares

Carter Page to Hannity: You are the Edward R Murrow of the Trump/Russia Story


These ‘buffalo’ health plans are a load of bull

Paul Manafort was stupid or unlucky. Most money launderers get away with it.

Either way, Trump is a Putin enabler, guilty of dereliction of duty at a minimum and probably of worse. Enough to warrant a trial in the proper tribunal

The first transgender recruit is under contract to serve in the U.S. military, the Pentagon has confirmed

Florida high school shooting survivor David Hogg on the state of politics in America: "It's kind of disgusting. It's really starting to remind me of 'House of Cards.' ... These politicians don't care about these children's lives."

CNN poll: 72% of Americans say they are concerned about foreign government interference in US elections generally. 60% say they are not confident President Trump is doing enough to prevent foreign countries from influencing future US elections

Major EPA reorganization will end science research program

Trump Might Be Too Busy to Talk to Robert Mueller, Says Lawyer

‘Maybe the Russians are still messing with our heads’

Comcast, the owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, has launched a bid for British pay TV broadcaster Sky that threatens to thwart the takeover ambitions of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Forecasts for the U.S. gasoline market aren't getting any less bleak

SCOOP by @jonswaine and myself: HUD official says she was replaced for rejecting Ben Carson's costly office redecoration

6 in 10 Americans are concerned that President Trump isn't doing enough to protect US elections from foreign interference, according to a new CNN poll

A new poll shows that 70 percent of Americans want gun control action. That's the highest it's been since 1993.

Trump talks about shooting response but holds back on a commitment

Why you shouldn't do business in Georgia

FCC Commissioner: Our Policy Is ‘Custom Built’ for Right-Wing Sinclair Broadcasting -Sinclair Broadcasting, Trump and the GOP Seizing Control of Media Outlets for #RightWingRichElites

Republicans to pick candidate for vacant Arizona U.S. House seat

Donald Trump is bringing together senators in hopes of brokering a compromise over the future of the U.S. biofuel mandate

President Trump has been all over the place since the Parkland shooting, and congressional Republicans are either not taking him seriously or unwilling to embrace many of the gun control policies he's floated

Rep. Beto O'Rourke could mean blue wave hits deep red Texas in Senate race

Anti-Semitic Incidents Surged 57 Percent in 2017, Report Finds

Why China now faces the downsides of dictatorship

Trump administration considers changing a rule that would allow Westinghouse to build reactors in Saudi Arabia

#BREAKING: Trump EPA to shut down office handling research on chemicals' effects on children's health


Schiff tells us that Hicks shouldn’t “stonewall” House Intel the way Bannon did; wants her to answer questions from campaign, transition and White House

Republican Rep. Rod Blum violated House ethics rules by failing to disclose his role in a company that he formed that helps businesses bury info on FDA violations—a company that used one of his federal staffers in a false testimonial, an AP review shows.

Report: John Kelly Frustrated With Ivanka Trump ‘Playing Government’

Hope Hicks set to appear before House Intel Committee after month-long delay

'Why are we forcing our children to make up for the lack of responsibility of our government?' — Rep. Joe Kennedy III

Go! New Hampshire Democrats

Big ethanol buys "Fox and Friends" airtime to stroke Trump's ego ahead of RFS meeting

WATCH: Trump's tax overhaul a blow to affordable housing

Skepticism reigns about putting Trump's pilot in charge of FAA

The White House has asked Rick Perry to cancel his trip to India and instead go to London to work out a deal with Saudi Arabia to build nuclear reactors in the kingdom

Joseph Yun, the US State Department’s top diplomat in charge of North Korea policy, tells CNN he’s retiring at the end of the week

David Duke trying to block subpoena for messages on meetings leading up to Charlottesville rally

Trump won’t meet with AGs on guns

The Plot Against America

Search for CDC missing employee enters second week

Insurance broker Lockton, which has worked with the NRA on gun show and gun carrying policies, says it would no longer sell NRA-endorsed products.

Trump golf club settles suit from former members seeking refunds

Eric Holder's group is suing Scott Walker over his refusal to call special elections to fill two open legislative seats

Global health organizations condemn State Department directive

FedEx stands with NRA

Democrats satisfied with debunking of Devin Nunes memo

Rep. Jim Himes, member of the House Intelligence Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Democratic memo rebutting the memo produced by Devin Nunes.

Melania Trump cuts ties with friend's company amid questions: NYT

Ken Vogel, political reporter for The New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about breaking news that the first lady's office has cut tie's with Melania Trump's friend's newly created company after it was revealed that she was paid $26 million for unspecified inauguration planning services

Trump admin a cautionary tale of nepotism for future generations

Rachel Maddow highlights Donald Trump's tendency to hire people he knows or is related to for White House jobs, and the conflict that creates, particularly in the case of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner who continue in senior White House roles despite being unable to to earn a full security clearance.

Banker's divorce could expose role in Manafort Trump scandal

Rachel Maddow explains how the estranged wife of Federal Savings Bank chief Steve Calk could end up revealing details of the bank's unusual loan of $16 million to Paul Manafort through a divorce court subpoena.