Friday, August 24, 2018

Second Fox News reporter leaves this month over network's direction: report


Sens. Maggie Hassan and Sheldon Whitehouse are demanding info from DOJ and the DEA about Rudy Giuliani's history with opioid maker Purdue Pharma.


Front page of today's @nypost mocking @NatEnquirer


BREAKING: Puerto Rico Governor announces the hiring of certified public accounts to “inspect” and “investigate” why FEMA containers - which had been packed with relief aid for Hurricane Maria survivors - are popping up around the island in places where they shouldn’t be


new AP Poll on how Americans view Trump’s performance as president: —38% approve, 60% disapprove


Chicago Tribune: Trump’s presidency is "a disappointment and a disgrace"


New York Prosecutors May Pose a Bigger Threat to Trump Than Mueller


Rand Paul: Vaccines Can Lead to 'Mental Disorders'

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Just introduced legislation with @JimLangevin to prevent President Trump from retaliating against those on his “enemies list” by revoking their security clearances. The security clearance process must be governed by national security concerns — not political payback.


Funny how many Russians don't want to "get drunk and fall out a window" or "shoot themselves twice in the back of the head" after the identities of other Russian sources were possibly exposed by the highest levels of White House.


This Republican bill does nothing to require insurers to cover vital health care services. Bill essentially says if you have cancer, your insurance plan doesn’t have to offer cancer care. What kind of “pre-existing condition protection” is that?


Former VP Spiro Agnew’s lawyer says Trump should resign.


BREAKING: Photos prove Maria Butina and Alexander Torshin linked to Russian private military company working in Ukraine. Butina and the Russian Gov’t claimed she had no ties. That’s a lie. Look at the pictures we found, and see for yourself.


NEW: Letter from @HouseJudDems to @RepGoodlatte demanding hearings on Cohen, @realDonaldTrump immediately.


True story: on the day after the November 2016 election, former Senator and then-VP Biden called Senator John McCain and said: "John, it's up to you to defend our democracy."πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ


This week showed us all what happens when Republicans in Washington refuse to crack down on the ethical blindness that has poisoned the Trump Administration. That’s why top Oversight Democrat @RepCummings is working to clean up corruption #ForThePeople.


Trump responds to Sessions: Go investigate Dems and critics


Michael Cohen pleads guilty. Paul Manafort *found* guilty. So, of course, the GOP House Judiciary Committee scheduled a special meeting on, what else: Hillary Clinton's emails


MUST SEE: Rep. Stephen Lynch Destroys Republicans for holding 100 hearing into Hillary Clinton's email server AND Only 2 on Russia's interference into the 2016 election

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BREAKING: A total of five GOP sources have now confirmed to @TheDemCoalition that GOP Reps Nunes and Rohrabacher are both under federal investigation. GOP staffers have been instructed to stay away from them


#BREAKING: GOP senators introduce bill to preserve ObamaCare pre-existing conditions protections


New internal emails from the Department of Agriculture reportedly show big food industry lobbyists are working hand-in-glove with agency staffers.


Trump has tweeted "witch hunt" more than 110 times since May 2017. Trump's use increased sharply about the FBI raid on Michael Cohen.


I love my husband with all of my heart. God bless everyone who has cared for my husband along this journey.


GOP Sen. John McCain will no longer continue to receive medical treatment for brain cancer, his family has announced


A reminder that Duncan Hunter isn’t the only D.C. insider misusing campaign funds. Devin Nunes bought trips to Vegas, Boston Celtics tickets, private jets, & fancy limos. This begs the question: is the U.S. Attorney’s Office looking into Nunes as well?


This is how Trump Republicans actually think when a woman is murdered.


Bolton said that during talks with the head of Russia’s National Security Council, he had not raised the statement by Microsoft Corp on Monday that hackers linked to Russia’s government had sought to launch cyber attacks on U.S. political groups.


BREAKING: Allen Weisselberg, Trump Organization CFO, granted immunity by prosecutors in Michael Cohen investigation - Dow Jones


Perhaps significant? A Republican senator goes beyond general lamenting or vague cautioning to concretely promising to vote against the president if he acts in a certain way.


Dear @realDonaldTrump: What makes America great is that law enforcement agents & prosecutors take an oath to the Constitution, not to you. They decide who to investigate based on a review of the evidence. That's why you & your associates (and not Hillary) are under investigation.


Sen. @bensasse (R-NE): "I find it really difficult to envision any circumstance where I would vote to confirm a successor to Jeff Sessions if he is fired because he is executing his job rather than choosing to act like a partisan hack."


U.S. CEOs warn of harm from Trump administration's immigration policy


Trump learns the taste of betrayal


In @GlobeOpinion: The bankruptcy of the Republican Party


Maryland breaks with Trump administration, pushes tougher water pollution rules


The G.O.P.’s Climate of Paranoia


WATCH: Protesters chant "lock him up" at GOP lawmaker Duncan Hunter as he goes to plead not guilty


Republicans are talking about impeachment way more than Democrats.


Time


Russian trolls online encouraged people not to vaccinate their children: report


Next Manafort trial will likely make Trump more uncomfortable


.@Lawrence and @Maddow react to tonight's breaking news from The New York Times that the Manhattan D.A. is considering charges against the Trump Org. and 2 senior execs


A reminder that Michael Cohen worked closely with Trump’s children at the Trump Organization. Is Trump worried about what Cohen might tell investigators about them?


Congratulations, we broke the Arctic


Instant View: Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison to become new prime minister


Second night in a row, Commander Babyfingers has been tweeting after midnight. Someone appears to be having trouble sleeping.


Dylan Howard, American Media's chief content officer, is also said to be cooperating with federal prosecutors. Howard was known to have a recording device in his office, people familiar with his operations tell NYT


Incredible interview with @RepDuncanHunter on Fox News.


Oh dear. The cover of tomorrow's @NYDailyNews.


A key player in the #TrumpRussia dossier from Qatar just tried to suppress federal court documents that could land him in the Michael Cohen criminal investigations.


Political adviser Rick Wilson, a prominent "never-Trumper," tells @ABC News' Powerhouse Politics podcast that Pres. Trump is the “seeds of destruction” for conservatism and the GOP


The President of the US needs political distractions to turn our gaze away from his criminal cabal, and so he’s attacking South Africa with the disproven racial myth of “large scale killings of farmers” This man has never visited the continent and has no discernible Africa policy


Several current and former prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers tell NYT that if the Trump Organization officials who approved the $420,000 in payments to Michael Cohen knew what the payments were for, they could possibly be criminally culpable


President Trump: “If I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash"@AliVelshi takes a look at this claim


"Scott is a walking conflict of interest, and this is another exhibit in the growing case for overhauling financial disclosure requirements for Florida candidates and officeholders."


New CNN pro-Trump contributor confirms he is contractually forbidden from criticizing Trump because he signed an NDA


The Conspiracy Memo About Obama Aides That Circulated in the Trump White House


The @NYDailyNews puts a pickled Pecker in the paper


.@carlbernstein: “We have now seen, in its naked ugliness, the instinctive lawlessness of this President… The stench of the sewage seeping from the White House swamp is starting to waft across the country. It's becoming tangible. There has been a change."


With a Vocabulary From ‘Goodfellas,’ Trump Evokes His Native New York


While I've opposed many of AG Sessions's actions, it would be unacceptable for POTUS to fire him now so he could install someone willing to subvert the Mueller investigation.


#JohnBolton abruptly shuts down press conference after #BBC reporter asks if #Trump is a ‘security risk’