Sunday, December 31, 2017

How Donald Trump ate the nation: The President has inserted his toxic brand of politics into every last corner of American life

Eternal Emperor in His Own Mind: The Distorted Reality of Donald Trump

Devin Nunes Vanished the Night Before He Made Trump Surveillance Claims


You just cant tweet here: Graham urges Trump to lay out Iran strategy

#NewYearsEve2017 Worst Trends of 2017: "Praising Authoritarians." The President has a penchant for openly admiring dictators; that has real consequences around the world

"The president is very fond of saying there was 'no collusion.' We know, in fact, there was at least some collusion."

The Latest: Authorities in Colorado say an emergency shelter has been set up in the aftermath of a shooting in suburban Denver

And we now know why Australia was included in long list of countries that passed intel on Trump-Russia. The reported list also includes UK, Dutch, French, German, Polish, Estonian intel agencies

Mullen: Threat of nuclear war with North Korea heightened

Devin Nunes, targeting Mueller and the FBI, alarms Democrats and even some Republicans with his tactics [Gowdy and Paul Ryan may be 'alarmed' but they aren't doing anything to stop Nunes]

Carl Bernstein on Trump: “There’s no reason to believe almost anything Donald Trump says because what we know is that the President of the United States and his presidency is characterized above all else by the lying of the President of the United States"

A look at the scene in Douglas County: Multiple deputies are down, acc. to sheriff’s office, after shooting near Denver this morning

Ex-CIA agent: Trump and Fox News twist the facts like Iranian government propagandists

Trump denial of Russian collusion rotten at core and doomed to unravel. Expect more serious convictions and indictments early in 2018 as Special Counsel climbs ladder of criminal culpability - and more panicky, preemptive attacks from Republicans.


“With these reforms New York can step into the lead, making it easier to register and vote, and protecting the system from abuse,"

Another Twitter tough guy. Bullies threaten violence to intimidate & bend other people’s actions to suit the bully’s will, which is EXACTLY what you did here, @SheriffClarke. Your behavior is unbecoming of the uniform you used to wear. Enjoy your FBI investigation(s), crybaby.

No biggie, but in case you've been in a cave, America's most experienced spy boss called POTUS a Kremlin asset


Ex-Joint Chiefs chair Adm. Mullen: "Those who have been our friends for many years ask questions about our commitments... and our enemies, those that would do us ill, seem to be able to take advantage of the uncertainty.

At least a dozen former aides and policy staff who worked for President Obama have entered the midterm races

Media watchdog: Threats against independent journalists "at epidemic levels"

A sheriff’s office in Colorado reported “multiple deputies down” in a shooting south of Denver

“I am concerned that our chairman [Nunes] is willing to use the subpoena & contempt power of the House, not to determine how the Russians interfered in our election or whether Trump obstructed Justice, but only to distract from the core of our investigation.” ~@RepAdamSchiff

The Resistance has been hilarious all year!

Trump has spent more time on vacation in his first year than Obama, Clinton, Reagan and Carter COMBINED

No Stamina

Experts say 2018 could be a year where the stuff of speculative fiction gets real

Russian hackers hunted journalists in years-long campaign

Ex-Watergate prosecutor: Mueller likely investigating Trump associates in 'conspiracy' to use hacked DNC emails

E.P.A. Wanted Years to Study Lead Paint Rule. It Got 90 Days

The World Health Organization will recognize gaming disorder as a mental health condition in 2018

Lindsey Graham: We need new special counsel — just for Trump dossier

China rejects North Korea oil sale accusation Trump tweeted after watching Fox News

Iran blasts Trump's "opportunist" tweet supporting anti-regime protests in Iran

In holiday message to Trump, Putin looks forward to 'cooperation' in 2018

2017 has been a "nightmare year" for children caught in the crosshairs of conflict, the UN says

Trump rails against 'dishonest and unfair press" after bombshell Russia investigation report

Chris Long gave his paychecks from the first six games of the NFL season to fund scholarships in Charlottesville, VA. He wanted to do more, so he decided to give away an entire season’s salary.


Federal court rules high school can't force football player to stand during national anthem

Opinion: Why Mitt Romney should run for Senate in Utah

The world is watching!

More irony

Iran warns protesters who pose major challenge to country's leadership

Russia expert: Trump only supplied weapons to Ukraine to show he's not a "Putin puppet"

Today, 171 members of Congress stated their support for Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Now we need the full force Congress to take action against Trump's lawless power-grab and there’s only one solution.


Devin Nunes, targeting Mueller and the FBI, alarms Democrats and some Republicans with his tactics

Read our coverage of white nationalism in 2017

Ticket prices go up for Trump’s ‘very glam’ New Year’s Eve bash at Mar-a-Lago, even though Trump doubled the initiation fee to $200,000 this year.

GOP lawmaker: FBI, DOJ officials 'should be held in contempt' if dossier docs not turned over

Ex-CIA officer torches Trump: His attacks on FBI, Justice Department are "just nonsense"

South Korea seizes second ship suspected of providing oil to North Korea

Republican Attacks on Mueller and F.B.I. Open New Rift in G.O.P.

Ahead of the 2018 midterms, American elections remain unprotected

Opinion | Places devastated by mass incarceration need college graduates

Paul Ryan says we need to cut Medicare and Medicaid to deal with the deficit. You know, right after he and the GOP voted to ADD $1 trillion to the deficit

Trump’s vendetta against FBI & Justice Dept to discredit Mueller's #RussiaCollusion investigation is hurting America

Trump stops $13B Obama-backed plan to revitalize deteriorating Amtrak!

Blumenthal: Trump's denial of Russia collusion 'rotten at core'

Russian election probe began after Trump aide drunkenly told diplomat that Russia had dirt on Clinton

VIDEO: @JoeNBC goes off on treasonous and pathetic GOP Rep. @DevinNunes

What Russian Journalists Uncovered About Russian Election Meddling

Here’s my entire KGB Papers series

Saturday, December 30, 2017

How the Russia Inquiry Began: A Campaign Aide, Drinks and Talk of Political Dirt

Turkey finalizes deal with Moscow for purchase of Russia's S-400 anti-missile system, despite concerns from some of the NATO member's allies

Celebrity chef trolls Trump: If climate change isn't real, why are you building a sea wall at your golf course?

State Dept. posts Huma Abedin emails found on Anthony Weiner's laptop

The great thaw of the Arctic is happening far faster than once expected

Goldman Sachs to give executives early bonuses due to GOP tax overhaul: report

Gaetz casts lone 'no' vote on sex trafficking bill

Just a week after it was signed, the tax overhaul is already triggering a swift backlash from puzzled taxpayers and officials

New report details how GOP Congressman benefitted from surge in national donations from 15 of the President’s largest donors, before turning into Trump’s very public attack dog, seeking to delegitimize the FBI.

Trump administration looking to increase water deliveries to farmers from California's Central Valley Project, over objections from environmental groups.

"The oath we take as Members of Congress is not to Donald Trump—it is to the Constitution of the United States. I believe the Republicans in Congress have either forgotten that vow, or they are forsaking it."


138 things Trump did this year while you weren't looking

The Modern Campaign-Finance Loophole: Governors Associations. A mighty fine WSJ investigation:

Most Americans do not support making cuts to programs for people with low incomes.

Justin Trudeau would rather walk away from Nafta than sign a bad deal

Our Reporter Mike Schmidt on His Golf Club Interview With President Trump

Trump has no public events scheduled tomorrow, according to the W.H. This will be the fifth day in a row his public schedule is free

Golden State Warriors coach praises Sally Yates, urges people to call out "bullshit"

Friday, December 29, 2017

Trump suggests that his base’s disbelief of collusion accusations is proof that they’re false. This is the populist’s core ploy: create an environment in which there are no objective facts, only opposing narratives in the partisan pursuit of power.

Ryan isn't looking out for the little guy -- Pastor Peter Olson

Holder fires back at Trump: Justice Dept have "absolute duty" to follow rule of law - "not a man"

BREAKING: Judge Denies Rick Gates' Request To Leave His House To Celebrate New Year's Eve

Bill Clinton lawyer: No one is accusing Mueller of bias except Trump and Fox News

Here’s an investigation into Mike Pence’s infrastructure privatization plans and RGA donors

Billionaire kingmakers swarm Florida governor's race after Trump endorsement

Nunes rips DOJ for failure to release Trump-Russia dossier documents

Rubio: GOP tax bill "probably went too far" to help corporations

Today, 100 days since Maria hit #PuertoRico, more than a million people remain without power

Billionaire kingmakers swarm Florida governor's race after Trump endorsement

This is the fourth day in a row that Trump has arrived at his golf course following this tweet where he said after Xmas “its back to work.” There are no other events today on his public schedule

Very clever, Mr. President. Although the millions of families recovering from the worst hurricane and fire seasons on record may not appreciate such a fine sense of humor, since climate change may very well have claimed their homes and the lives of loved ones.

This is just how innocent people talk

Russia is applying to Interpol for the 6th time for my arrest after the previous 5 requests were rejected as illegitimate and political. It’s time for Interpol to suspend Russia’s membership for flagrant abuse of the Interpol system

This Nunes Guy Is Unreal

2 million Americans live within a mile of 327 Superfund sites that are at risk of flooding or sea level rise

Trump appears to believe that it’s the Attorney General’s responsibility to protect the president from being held accountable under the law, likely setting another pretext for removing sessions if Mueller’s investigation gets too close to Trump and his family.

Newsweek: Why did you choose to bill a $39,295 helicopter charter for Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke to a #wildfire preparedness fund? Interior: That was... a mistake.

Per pool: “One woman in a pink shirt that said "Resist" was standing across from the golf club with a sign thanking the Press pool.”

How did bombs made in Sardinia, Italy kill civilians in Yemen? Our video investigation offers a rare glimpse into the global arms trade

Trump claims “no collusion” 16 times in a 30 minute interview. Who’s he tryin’ to convince, us or himself?

My wife's nurse had to stand for 30 mins & administer a drug slowly through a syringe because there are almost no IV bags in the continental U.S. anymore. See, they were all manufactured in a Puerto Rican factory which still isn't fixed. Meanwhile that stupid swollen prick golfs

True..for example:

Mass. General Hospital Raises Red Flag About National Shortage Of ...
Dec 18, 2017 - Mass. General Hospital Raises Red Flag About National Shortage Of IV Fluids. They're a staple of hospital treatment: the clear plastic bags of saline solution hanging on poles above the patients' beds. ... The situation is concerning enough that Mass.

For decades, New Year's Eve has been the biggest night of the year in Las Vegas. This year, security is even tighter.

JUST IN: Trump warns Dems: No DACA fix without funding for border wall

White House looks to make internal changes amid worries of a tough year ahead

“I won’t be playing golf, believe me.”

Congress overwhelmingly voted to impose new sanctions on Russia. Trump signed the sanctions into law. Two months later, he has yet to implement them

President Trump has fired all members of his HIV/AIDS council without any explanation what-so-ever. The firings came via FedEx letters.

Private prison companies are about to cash in on Trump’s deportation regime

It was April 1 when @Patribotics broke this story. I called it “A Social Media Impeachment” and reported that the Russian Alfa Bank and Spectrum Health servers were coordinating social media campaigns with the Trump server.


Trump: Even if there was collusion with Russia, 'it’s not a crime'

The latest 2018 election-hacking threat: A 9-month wait for government help

How GOP tax overhaul makes it harder to pay for infrastructure in U.S.

"Why do so many Republicans hate college?"

trillion-dollar budget deficits are back. in 2018, Congress won’t do anything about them

UPDATE: Amazon shares reverse course in premarket trading after Trump calls for U.S. Postal Service to raise shipment prices, now down 0.2 percent

Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging Amazon and others so little to deliver their packages, making Amazon richer and the Post Office dumber and poorer? Should be charging MUCH MORE!

Universities fear a violent 2018

The website of Donald Trump, who has spent several days in a row at the golf course, is coded to serve up the following message in the event of an internal server error

Trump rolls back offshore safety rules born from BP oil spill

This Florida Republican directly benefitted from Russian hacks — and now he’s trying to shut down Mueller

After Trump criticism, China says no illicit oil sales to N.Korea

Ten more cities sign on to Chicago climate pact to counteract Trump pulling out of Paris climate deal

Perspective: This school librarian teaches students about (actual) fake news. Here’s how parents can, too

Reminder that Trump's Irish golf course just got permission to build seawall. The original application for the wall cited global warming and rising seas as a reason for needing the wall

Posh George: A Shady Money Man Linked to Brexit, Russia, Trump The indicted Farage aide who attended 2016 RNC & has ties to money laundering banks: Cyprus' FBME, Catalonia's BPA, Russia's VTB & Alfa [FBI probing Trump links] →just cut a deal w/FBI

My Latest: The storm is gathering. And how we respond in the months ahead may determine our fate for years to come.

Multiple Military Satellite Rocket failures @mfa_russia ? Methinks you guys have an Iran problem