Tuesday, December 27, 2016

There Has Been A Great Disturbance In The Force

Pathological Liar Donald J Trump on Scandal Embroiled Foundation

Latest Tweets from Trump, just not true. It is fake, a diversion and totally, hugely false.

Trump Tweets About His Foundation: 'Media Won't Report' on ...


Trump lashes out at media over storm surrounding his foundation

Trump would like everyone to think he's a philanthropist but...Trump Foundation Scam 

Trump Defends Shady Foundation After Vowing to Close It

Trump Is Deepening the Civil War Brewing in the West Wing

And he hasn’t even moved in yet.

Russia analyst: I was just in Moscow and people are laughing as Putin plays ‘that fool’ Donald Trump

Discussing a recent flattering letter sent by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Donald Trump, an entire MSNBC panel agreed that the Russians are laughing at the U.S. because they can see Putin treating the president-elect like “a fool.”
Asked by host Sheinelle Jones about Putin’s letter where Trump described Putin’s thoughts as “so correct,” Russia expert Nina Khrushcheva said Trump is playing “right into Putin’s hands.”
Via Raw Story

Moscow is ready to rumble

By Thanassis Cambanis Globe Staff 

It should come as no surprise that many Russians will mourn this month, a quarter century after Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the Soviet Union and overnight, one of the great world empires simply dissolved.

Today a tense realignment is underway, as a resurgent Russia jostles to the table and upends American nostrums about the post-Cold War order. Russia has given the United States plenty of grist for worry with its apparent meddling in the US presidential election. President Vladimir Putin’s hackers and propagandists appear ready and willing to work to tip the balance to the right in upcoming European elections as well.

Full Story via Boston Globe

Media Matters’ President Angelo Carusone On MSNBC: Media Should Discount Trump Advisers “Running Interference” On Trump’s Extreme Call For A Nuclear “Arms Race”

Clinton touts popular-vote count in thank you message to supporters

Hillary Clinton thanked her supporters Monday in an end-of-year email.
“Before this year ends, I want to thank you again for your support of our campaign,” Clinton wrote. “While we didn’t achieve the outcome we sought, I’m proud of the vision and values we fought for and the nearly 66 million people who voted for them.”

Full Story Via Politico 

“I wish you and your family health, happiness, and continued strength for the New Year and the work ahead,” Clinton’s email said. “I look forward to staying in touch in 2017. Onward!”

Uh Oh, Looks Like Tom Arnold Is Ready To Screw Donald Trump Sideways!

Conway: Secret Service will have say on Trump's personal Twitter account

Thank fricken goodness!!!


Take @realDonaldTrump seriously: Don't dismiss Trump's Twitter ...

The chaos theory of Donald Trump: Washington Post analysis

Could Trump help unleash nuclear catastrophe with a single tweet? 

Is Twitter Taking Trump Into Hot Water? 

Stephen Colbert: 'It Scares Me People Don't Believe in Facts' // Weighs in on Trump's Election

Published on Dec 25, 2016
Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” comedian and host of the network’s late-night program Stephen Colbert sarcastically recommended President-elect Donald Trump should read the Constitution.

The Uncertainty of Trumps Unqualified Candidates

Trumps Picks his Best and Brightest for "America, The Reality Show"

Trump Cabinet Already Has Its First Sex Scandal

Trump’s newly appointed communications director has already thrown in the towel after a senior staffer hinted that he might have a sex scandal brewing.

Jason Miller said he was quitting to spend more time with his family according to The Hill.
“After spending this week with my family, the most amount of time I have been able to spend with them since March 2015, it is clear they need to be my top priority right now and this is not the right time to start a new job as demanding as White House Communications Director.”
Full Story

A.J. Delgado tweetstorm precedes Jason Miller's resignation from ...

Why Did Top Trump Aide Jason Miller Suddenly Quit? 

Miller's Alleged Affair Led To White House Rejection


4 Things Democrats Need To Do (Plus 1 They Shouldn't) To Rebuild In 2017

The Republican Party heads into 2017 with more power than it's had for a long time.
For the Democrats, it's a different matter.
Hillary Clinton's loss in the presidential race and Democratic failures further down the ballot have the party searching for a way forward.
Here are five things Democrats need to do, as they look for a path out of the political wilderness:
Read the Rest via NPR

Good Luck Chuck

Trump is being handed a great economy. What happens when it goes south?

Back in October, a Marketplace-Edison Research Poll found that two-thirds of Donald Trump voters didn’t trust government-reported economic data, thanks partly to their candidate’s insistence that the numbers are bogus.
Something tells me this attitude is about to change.
After all, Trump will soon take office with among the most favorable economic conditions — as measured by the government and private data sources — imaginable. And you can bet that he, and his supporters, will gleefully claim credit.
Full Story


The Economy Trump Will Inherit

U.S. Economy Sees 3.5 Percent Economic Growth in Third Quarter ...

US economy's strong growth isn't expected to last