Saturday, December 10, 2016

Barack Obama orders 'full review' of possible Russian hacking in US election

...bout fricken time.

Barack Obama orders 'full review' of possible Russian hacking in US election
President’s decision to have US intelligence agencies look over evidence comes after unrelenting pressure from Democratic lawmakers to declassify information
Via The Gaurdian
Barack Obama has ordered US intelligence to review evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after coming under sustained pressure from congressional Democrats.
Full Article 

Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House
Washington Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
On Friday, the White House said President Obama had ordered a “full review” of Russian hacking during the election campaign, as pressure from Congress has grown for greater public understanding of exactly what Moscow did to influence the electoral ...

Obama Orders a Review of Russian Meddling in the US Election—But How Much of It Will Be Public?

Mother Jones - ‎14 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama has added momentum to the call for an investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. On Friday morning, Lisa Monaco, a top White House aide on homeland security, told a group of reporters that the president has directed ...

Trump May Have Just Flushed the Economy Down the Toilet | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann

Trump...Shitty Businessman

Obama Family Last Christmas Card


Michael Moore predicts Electoral College will deny Donald Trump: “He’s not president of the United States yet”

...and my sudden return to religious pleading. Dear sweet God, please please please!

After correctly predicting the Rust Belt would decide the 2016 presidential election, Moore goes double or nothing

The House GOP Just Revealed Its Plan To Cut Social Security

The House GOP Just Revealed Its Plan To Cut Social Security
Via Mother Jones
Late Thursday, Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX), the Chairman of the House Social Security subcommittee, introduced a bill to "reform" (i.e. cut) Social Security.
Josh Marshall warns, "Republicans apparently aren't going to be satisfied with phasing out Medicare. They're going to try to pass huge cuts to Social Security this year too. Not Bush-style partial phaseout but just big, big cuts. And you're out of luck even if you're a current beneficiary. "

Has official Bill in article!

How The GOP Social Security/Medicare Doomsday Machine Works

Forbes-20 hours ago
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has consistently endorsed a privatization ... “Every Republican wants to do a big number on Social Security, they ... would enable automatic across-the-board cuts to Social Security, Medicare, .

Bait and Switch: No One Voted to Destroy Medicare
Common Dreams (press release)-20 hours ago

New Trump Conflict of Interest Site - Donald Trump Corrupt AF

Former Clinton staffer creates site to catalog all of Donald Trumps conflicts of interest.

Visit Donald Trump Corrupt AF
Donald Trump continues to prove himself to be an authoritarian kleptocrat that's corrupt AF—and he's only getting started.

For instance:

Trump, still owing millions to Goldman Sachs, offers top spot to Goldman COO   CNBC, 18 hours ago

Donald Trump has offered Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn a key economic post, which would add to the administration another veteran of the powerful firm he bashed during his campaign, sources close to Cohn told NBC News.
Cohn, Goldman’s 56-year-old president and chief operating officer, has been offered the directorship of the National Economic Council and assistant to the president for economic policy, the sources said. It is unclear if Cohn will accept the post, but he reportedly had discussions late last month about leaving Goldman.

Trump may receive money from “Apprentice” brands  

CNN Money, 9 hours ago President-elect Donald Trump’s financial arrangement with “Celebrity Apprentice” could provide him with a cut of the money generated by NBC’s product integration deals for the show, a Hollywood source with direct knowledge of the arrangement told CNNMoney.
For years, Trump has received a portion of the revenue from the show’s product integration deals, the source said. If that arrangement is still in place, it is now a potential avenue of influence for companies that want to get the ear of Trump and his administration, and presents a thorny situation for Comcast/NBCUniversal, which controls the deals.
“If an advertiser wants to curry favor with Trump, that’s the way to do it,” the source said.
That could include brands owned by foreign companies; private equity firms, which have done deals with the show before; or defense contractors that also produce consumer goods. Any company like these might have a vested interest in getting in good favor with the 45th President of the United States

Trump was aided by Russia  

Washington Post, 9 hours ago Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, according to U.S. officials. Those officials described the individuals as actors known to the intelligence community and part of a wider Russian operation to boost Trump and hurt Clinton’s chances.
“It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” said a senior U.S. official briefed on an intelligence presentation made to U.S. senators. “That’s the consensus view.” […]
The CIA shared its latest assessment with key senators in a closed-door briefing on Capitol Hill last week, in which agency officials cited a growing body of intelligence from multiple sources. Agency briefers told the senators it was now “quite clear” that electing Trump was Russia’s goal, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters.

Well wishes as you undertake this YUGGGGE task. From a grateful nation.

How Trump Is Repeating the 1920s

Published on Dec 6, 2016
Big Picture Interview: Richard Eskow, The Zero Hour/Campaign for America's Future. Speaking of Trump cabinet picks - the next presidential administration is shaping up to be the richest in American history. The last time we saw this kind of plutocratic takeover of the government it led to the Great Depression. Are we about to witness a sequel to that disaster?