Thursday, August 31, 2017

Koch brothers and Saudi oil execs lobbied Trump to remove chemical plant safety rules

POTUS Election Integrity Commission to investigate baseless claim of "voter fraud" is a farce. I've introduced an amendment to defund it

Trump will let "Dreamers" stay through work permits and then end program, McClatchy reports

Republicans Want to Sideline This Regulator. But It May Be Too Popular.

JUST IN: Trump is weighing tying a U.S. debt limit increase to Harvey aid, sources say

Rift opens between Trump and the generals who were supposed to save his presidency

Trump’s Insubordination Problem

Microsoft becomes first major tech company urging Trump to keep protections for "Dreamers"

President Trump’s vile attacks on the ‘fake news’ media are an incitement to violence: UN human rights chief

Don't get too excited when Trump promises a donation

Mattis: I didn't contradict anything Trump said about North Korea

The RNC's chief of staff has resigned.

FBI searches Republican political consulting firm in Annapolis

Exclusive: Mueller Enlists the IRS for His Trump-Russia Investigation

During a summer of crisis, Trump chafes against criticism and new controls

Politico: Sheriff Clarke is expected to take a job in the Trump administration.

Federal judge blocks Texas from enforcing new anti-abortion law

"West Wing" actor urges people to write Harriet Tubman's name on $20 bills

JUST IN: Trump to cut scheduled pay raises for federal workers

NBC News: Manafort's notes from the Trump Tower meeting included the word "donations" near a reference to the RNC

Rex Tillerson orders Russia to close U.S. compounds after Trump ‘thanks’ Putin for expelling 100s of diplomats

Sheriff David Clarke has resigned. Letter received at 3:17pm.

Health Department will cut spending on promotion of the ACA from $100M to $10M for this sign-up season

BREAKING: White House says President Trump to pledge $1 million in personal funds to Harvey relief efforts.

Defense Sec Mattis breaks w Trump on North Korea

Mnuchin: I may scrap plan to put Harriet Tubman on $20 bill

Ex-secretaries of the Army, Navy, Air Force are joining a lawsuit challenging Trump's transgender servicemember ban.

Manafort Notes From Russian Meet Contain Cryptic Reference to 'Donations'

Robert Mueller Eliminates Trump’s Trump Card

Trump claimed he witnessed Harveys devastation first hand. The White House basically admits he didnt.

SOS Tillerson chatter

Can tomorrow be his last day?

Putin would like nothing better than to see the USA consumed with violence+terrorism. Don't let the bad guys win

After a summer of departures, White House staff are taking on double roles while other jobs are eliminated

Don't miss this flood of Trump-Russia news obscured by recent chaos

U.S. senator asks FBI to probe Icahn over biofuels push

New York Attorney General Steps Up Scrutiny of White House

Akhmetshin is ex-KGB Counter Intelligence & was present at the Donald Trump Jr meeting.

‘We only kill black people’: Georgia cop caught on video reassuring nervous white woman during traffic stop

"Trump's Presidency Ended May 9th" - Hatch Getting Security Briefings


BREAKING NEWS: Prince William and Harry donates $100 million to Hurricane Harvey Victims

Helpful pic for placing Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin official the Trump Org wrote to for help during the campaign:

Sen John Mc Cain will return to Senate next week

General who oversaw Katrina response: Trump officials need to "stop patting each other on the back"

Trump wants to cut FEMA's budget before the next major hurricane

FBI shuts down request for files on Hillary Clinton by citing lack of public interest Total crap and against the law

Soon Jason be in the BIG HOUSE.

My exclusive reporting on AG Schneiderman having Trump under state surveillance, from last month


ON GMA: We’re kicking off Day Of Giving to help the Red Cross raise money for those impacted by Hurricane

Don't Fall Victim To Harvey Flood Scams

For the latest updates on volunteering for our #Harvey response and how to help now - American Red Cross

In a forceful rebuke, the U.N. human rights chief condemned President Trump's attacks on the media

FULL STORY: U.S. flies warplanes to South Korea for bombing drills to act as show of force against North Korea

GOP lawmaker to Trump: You can't bully senators, "this isn't 'The Apprentice'"

Deep in debt, the Kushners hunted for cash across the globe

Trump Lawyer ‘Vehemently’ Denies Russian Collusion

Federal agencies investigating program that allowed Trump to lease government building for hotel

Tillerson thanks Mexico for offering to help with hurricane recovery without accepting it

Ex-Rosneft boss Eduard Khudainatov reportedly tied to mafia

Donald Trump’s debt to Deutsche Bank

EXCLUSIVE: Emails Say Whole Trump Family Participated In SoHo Hotel Criminal Enterprise


Kremlin and Alt-Right Share “Nazi” Narrative

Living next door to a white supremacist

Pentagon admits there are thousands more troops in Afghanistan than previously reported

People like Joel Osteen are a big reason why Americans are dumping religion

Paul Manafort’s Overseas Political Work Had a Notable Patron: A Russian Oligarch

Trump relishes role as chief executive of Harvey response

The Trump administration has suspended an Obama-era effort to desegregate housing

Warren Buffet: Republicans are trying to get a tax cut, not tax reform

As thousands watch their lives swept away, GOP schemes to cut *$1B* in disaster funds to build Trump's border wall.

Moscow confirms it received email from a Trump Organization lawyer, says it didn't respond to it

Federal judge temporarily blocks Texas’s ‘sanctuary cities’ law, which was to take effect Friday

Lawrence: Trump's teleprompter speech trouble

The president, during an official White House event, attacked Democratic senator Claire McCaskill and pushed for tax cuts, after offering "thoughts and prayers" for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Lawrence O'Donnell examines.

Giant inflatable "Trump Rat" pops up in Washington

‘Donald Trump is afraid’: Dan Rather says Mueller probe is Trump’s ‘Hurricane Vladimir’

Trump Lavishes Praise on Reagan Tax Reform He Once Called a ‘Catastrophe’

What Mueller working with NY AG could mean for Trump-Russia probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly working with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in connection the Russia investigation, suggesting where the probe may be headed. Reporter Matt Apuzzo and law professor Jed Shugerman join Lawrence O'Donnell.

The latest sign that the investigation into Trump's former campaign chairman is intensify

Trump calls Grassley about ethanol ahead of son's meeting with Judiciary Committee

New evidence about Russia hotel deal raises stakes in probe

Jennifer Rubin and Eugene Robinson talk with Lawrence O'Donnell about Trump's relationship with Putin and new reports about Trump attorney Michael Cohen's role in a business deal with Russia in 2015.

Trump finds interest in corn ahead of Jr's Judiciary testimony

Rachel Maddow notes that just ahead of Donald Trump Jr's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, Donald Trump reached out to Grassley to discuss ethanol regulations.

Federal judge blocks Texas anti-immigrant sanctuary cities law

Rachel Maddow reports breaking news that a federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas' controversial S.B. 4, and anti-immigrant law that would stop cities from ignoring federal immigration enforcement guidance.

Trump Jr. agrees to transcribed interview with Senate panel

Trump wants Alfa Bank Trump Tower clean-up lawyer in key DoJ role

Rachel Maddow explains the role Brian Benczkowski served in trying to clean up the Alfa Bank Trump Tower server story now that Donald Trump wants him to become Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Justice Department.

Fact-checking President Trumps speech on his tax plan

Interesting part of Mueller/Schneiderman working together: Trump has federal pardon power but not for state crimes


‘This is not what he signed up for’: Confidant says Trump’s mood ‘worst it’s ever been’

Mueller working with NYAG Schneiderman on Manafort case: Politico

Josh Dawsey, White House reporter for Politico, talks with Rachel Maddow about the revelation that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been working with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on the Paul Manafort probe in the Trump Russia investigation.

LATEST: "Plume of smoke" spotted at a flooded chemical plant amid explosion warning following #TropicalStormHarvey

Harvey-damaged Arkema chemical plant explosion expected

Matt Dempsey, data reporter on the investigative team at the Houston Chronicle, talks with Rachel Maddow about the immediate peril from the damaged Arkema chemical plant northeast of Houston and the lack of regulations in Texas complicating the problem.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Eric Trump says his father ‘tunes out’ criticism so he doesn’t commit suicide ‘out of depression’

Russian spy who met with Trump Jr, Manafort, Kushner in June, 2016 testified before a Mueller Grand Jury August, 11

US Deputy Attorney General Warns About the Right-Wing Terror Threat Trump Ignores

Senate Intel expected to seek testimony from Michael Cohen

Good news. Senate intel committee wants to question Rohrabacher

BREAKING! 56% say Trump “tearing the country apart”

New Fox news poll on potus handling of a variety of big issues

49% feel it’s important Congress pass Tax Reform this yr, yet only 14% say it’s likely

Trump's lawyer refutes explosive Russia dossier point-by-point

Trump calls senator investigating his sons Russia contacts about ...ethanol

Schiff plans to intro an amendment that would stop the Secret Service from paying any Trump-owned, operated biz.

The Kremlin says it received an email from Trump's company lawyer on tower project, but never replied

Trump boasts he can kill Nafta. Congress may think differently

With a drama-filled White House, Mattis has shown deft political touch

Focus group tears into "dishonest, narcissistic" Trump

NEW VIDEO: Impeach Trump, get Civil War, say Stone, Bakker. Uh, guys? Mattis, Tillerson are defying Trump ALREADY

Mueller teams up with New York attorney general in Manafort probe

A wealth manager urges Trump to pardon Michael Milken

Is This Weird-Ass Moscow Trump Tower Thing The Key To The Whole Damn Trump-Russia Conspiracy?

It’s not high corporate taxes holding back economy; it's the stubborn myth of trickledown

A coalition of over 150 evangelical leaders released a manifesto on Tuesday reiterating their belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman.

Christie breaks with Trump: I would not have pardoned Arpaio

Where are we supposed to go?’ Scenes from Harvey’s aftermath

‘Talking is not the answer!’ Trump appears to pull diplomatic solution off table in North Korea crisi

Ivanka Trump has backed her father's plans to scrap Obama-era equal pay measures

"This was a big mistake." Best Buy apologizes after a Houston store sold $40 packs of water during Hurricane Harvey

Donald Trump still hasn't responded to Mexico's offer of help for Harvey victims

What the NFL could learn from Colin Kaepernick's reading list

How to Get Rich in Trump’s Washington

PROOF: Trump Tower Moscow Had Land And Plans — His Lawyer Lied To Hide It

Yahoo: House Intel's Eric Swalwell says Trump is "likely" to be a witness in light of new Trump Tower Moscow emails

Under Pressure, North Carolina Draws New Voting Maps

A timeline of Trump associates' Russia-related emails reveal consistent efforts by Russia to infiltrate the campaign

Trump, Russia and a Shadowy Business Partnership


'I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected.'

Turkish president’s bodyguards indicted over violence against peaceful protesters in DC

Folks, Red Cross is going to be tapped hard from this storm. Join us in supporting them

OPINION | Dershowitz is wrong about Mueller and Russia

People who approve of Trump do so *because* of his behavior in office, not despite it

NEW: Trump admin taps former DeVry University dean as new head of @usedgov unit meant to police fraud in higher ed

Maine Governor: People Of Color Are ‘The Enemy’ – Suggests Shooting Them

BREAKING Mattis freezes transgender policy; allows troops to continue serving, pending study

Meet Felix Sater, the man at the heart of the latest Russia-Trump development

“What a crowd, what a turnout,” Trump said from atop this firetruck, addressing hurricane victims

Barack Obama with a victim of Hurricane Sandy

What more proof of a secret Russian connection do we need?

Trump relishes role as chief executive of Harvey response

Commentary: Putin's weird war gets ever riskier

Fox News pulled off the air in Britain due to lack of audience. The fact that Fox is thriving here is *embarrassing*

The Latest Trump-Russia Email Is Bringing Ivanka Trump Into The Mix

The GOP failure on health care is just a hint of what’s to come

Trump Says Finland Is Buying New F/A-18s. They're Not

Gov Christie: Ted Cruz is lying

Do armed Neo-Nazis have First Amendment rights to protest | Opinion

“We are here to stay, forever.” Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu vows to keep settlements.

Will Trump be called to testify in Russia investigation?

A key Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says Trump may be called to testify after this week's revelations about efforts to build a Trump Tower Moscow during the 2016 campaign. Michael Isikoff and Jill Wine-Banks join Lawrence O'Donnell.

President Trump steps into the Hurricane Harvey tragedy

Donald Trump did not meet with Harvey victims on his visit to Texas, but he did manage to talk about crowd size while promoting Trump campaign merchandise. Two former top presidential aides, James Fallows and Josh Earnest, join Lawrence O'Donnell.

Trump attorney testimony unlikely in light of Moscow deal story

Rachel Maddow reports on the development of the Trump Tower Moscow story and how Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen's role in it raises new questions about whether Cohen will testify to congressional investigating committees.

In odd move, Mueller subpoenas former Manafort lawyer

Rachel Maddow reports on the atypical treatment former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is receiving from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, including subpoenaing his former lawyer to give grand jury testimony.

How natural disasters became a presidential test

Michael Beschloss, NBC News presidential historian, talks with Rachel Maddow about the secondary story that accompanies any natural disaster in the United States: whether the president has responded and behaved appropriately.

As Houston levees overflow, so do flood evacuation shelters

Maya Rodriguez, NBC News correspondent, talks with Rachel Maddow about the plight of flood evacuees in the Houston area and the effort to find enough shelter space to accommodate everyone in need.

Houston hazards multiply as flooding worsens

Stephanie Gosk, NBC News correspondent, talks with Rachel Maddow about the emergency response to the crisis in Houston as flood waters push dams and levees to their limits and a chemical plant is being watched for potential explosion as safety systems lose power.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A federal court dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by Sarah Palin against the New York Times


Donald Trump Jr. set to testify before Senate Judiciary panel

Rep. Rohrabacher says 'rendezvous' being set up with Trump to relay info from WikiLeaks' Assange on DNC hack

Special counsel subpoenas Manafort's former attorney and spokesman

Trump has used his Harvey meetings as product placement for hats he sells for $40 two days in a row now

Surprise! Donald Trump had a relationship with Russia after all.

Chris Christie ripped his fellow Republicans in Texas as 'hypocrites' for asking for Hurricane Harvey aid after denying it to Sandy victims

Reporters have acted heroically in Houston. Trump owes them an apology.

Felix Sater Is a Lean, Mean Trump-Russia Machine

Analysis: Harvey is what climate change looks like. It’s time to open our eyes and prepare for what's coming

Analysis: Houston is experiencing its third "500-year" flood in 3 years. How is that possible?

Felix Sater makes donations to Trump campaign and visits TTower NY 7/16; more donations 8/16

Trump adviser funding offshore drug tests on humans to avoid federal safety rules

Litigous Cassandra Fairbanks

Litigous Cassandra Fairbanks

A year after America was hacked through information warfare, it's time for media and citizens to discuss "information ops."