Thursday, November 16, 2017
A director at the DHS resigns after past comments criticizing blacks for "laziness, drug use and sexual promiscuity" came to light
JUST IN: Jared Kushner reportedly got emails about WikiLeaks and Russia in 2016, but failed to turn them over to investigators
JUST DISCOVERED: The Senate tax bill includes a tax break for private aircraft. Can you believe this? Not a joke
Big doc request by Senate Judiciary Committee leaders sent to Jared Kushner—they’re asking for transcripts from other committee interviews, communications with Michael Flynn, docs related to his security clearance and more
McCain warns Trump he can’t staff the Pentagon with industry insiders: I won’t support nominees with that background
NEWS: Senate Judiciary says KUSHNER received & forwarded docs concerning a “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite" last year, and was copied on campaign officials' communications with Sergei Millian
BREAKING: WSJ: Special counsel Mueller’s team in mid-October issued a subpoena to President Donald Trump’s campaign requesting Russia-related documents from more than a dozen top officials, per a person familiar w/ the matter
BREAKING: WSJ: Special counsel Mueller’s team in mid-October issued a subpoena to President Donald Trump’s campaign requesting Russia-related documents from more than a dozen top officials, per a person familiar w/ the matterhttps://t.co/n4VBfdrGrE via @rebeccaballhaus @PeterWSJ— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan_Rosenfeld) November 16, 2017
In a move that helps conservative Sinclair, the FCC has repealed a longstanding rule prohibiting one company from owning a newspaper and TV station in the same local market:
Sen. @alfranken, the Minnesota Democrat is the latest prominent American to be accused of sexual assault.
Sen. @alfranken, the Minnesota Democrat is the latest prominent American to be accused of sexual assault. It dates back more than a decade to when Franken was a comedian, and there is photographic evidence. @juliannagoldman reporting. pic.twitter.com/2WV3OYXBS5— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 16, 2017
I want to apologize to Leeann Tweeden, to everyone who was part of the USO tour, to all who've worked for me, to all I represent, & to all who've considered me an ally & supporter & champion of women. I am sorry.
My staff just delivered this letter to @RepMarkMeadows. The @freedomcaucus has always been a supporter of reducing our national debt, what happened?
Senate GOP is ramming judicial nominees through the Senate Judiciary Committee without giving them the scrutiny they deserve. It’s a becoming a joke and it’s getting really embarrassing.
🚨 All hands on deck. Let's save the ACA again. 🚨— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 15, 2017
Senate Republicans are adding a provision to their tax bill that would leave ~13M more Americans uninsured and raise premiums, to pay for tax cuts for corporations.
Call Congress now: (202) 224-3121.
The sight of angry white men destroying their own coffee machines seemed to be the perfect visual expression for Americans voting against their own self-interests
One way to interpret what the Trump Administration is up to with its absurd denials of climate science is as a play for time.
“...the strongest evidence yet of a Russian attempt to use social media to manipulate British politics...”
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is mounting a cross-country roadshow to persuade businesses and the Republican faithful to put their weight behind a proposed tax overhaul
BREAKING: Lithuanian parliament UNANIMOUSLY passes Magnitsky Act 91-0 on 8th anniversary of Sergei Magnitsky’s murder by the Putin regime
BREAKING: Lithuanian parliament UNANIMOUSLY passes Magnitsky Act 91-0 on 8th anniversary of Sergei Magnitsky’s murder by the Putin regime— Bill Browder (@Billbrowder) November 16, 2017
Mercedes Colwin, a managing partner at the law firm Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, has been fired from her job because of these outrageous remarks against assaulted women on Hannity.
INSTANT KARMA: Mercedes Colwin, a managing partner at the law firm Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, has been fired from her job because of these outrageous remarks against assaulted women on Hannity. https://t.co/2iJPG8xZBl— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) November 15, 2017
State Media Fox News comes to Roy Moore's defense with galling lie: Cases where women accusers of harassment aren't lying for money are "few and far between." Honey, they aren't even "few and far between" AT FOX NEWS! #Ailes #OReilly #Bolling pic.twitter.com/Udfq1rHK40— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) November 10, 2017
Nearly 9 million families claim the medical expense deduction nationwide, worth nearly $10,000 on average. #GOPTaxScam would permanently eliminate that benefit.
What repealing Obamacare's individual mandate means https://t.co/Qtl6Oeg0Di pic.twitter.com/f8YwfOgipx— CNN (@CNN) November 15, 2017
When the cost of your healthcare goes up, take solace in knowing you helped a rich person get a tax cut. https://t.co/8AVByHYhnT— Jason Kander (@JasonKander) November 15, 2017
Trump nominee for No. 2 spot at Education Department stumbles on key questions at confirmation hearing
The current head of the State Dept has an Order of Friendship award from the dictator who had Magnitsky jailed and tortured
Fire drills became popular decades ago. Today, teachers and children are preparing for something entirely different: mass shootings
Russian disinformation around Ukraine set the stage for the Kremlin’s election meddling here. Clinton saw it coming, but couldn't stop it.
We shouldnt be rushing through such an ill-conceived, backwards bill. Remember it is being called the #GOPTaxScam and "HR1%"
We shouldnt be rushing through such an ill-conceived, backwards bill. Remember it is being called the #GOPTaxScam and "HR1%"— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) November 14, 2017
If the GOP turn their backs on this deeply flawed approach, we can work tghr on bipartisan tax reform that delivers real relief to middle-class families.
The Gateway Pundit continuously publishes unverified and wrong information, but the Alabama Senate candidate's wife still shares its articles about her husband
Can Fox News survive the Trump presidency? Embattled network faces lawsuits, aging viewership, new competitors
Congress’ number one priority has almost nothing to do with the biggest problems facing the country today.
JUST IN: Not only are Republicans trading Americans' health care for corporate handouts, but they shot down every amendment for veterans, Medicare & Social Security and red, white and blue jobs.
JUST IN: Not only are Republicans trading Americans' health care for corporate handouts, but they shot down every amendment for veterans, Medicare & Social Security and red, white and blue jobs. Recap of @SenateFinance #GOPTaxPlan markup day 3 #RonReport pic.twitter.com/QgmSzDF01c— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) November 16, 2017
Trey Gowdy just shot down Jim Jordan's demand for another special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton: "I don't think the threshold has been met for an appointment of special counsel"
A notorious far-right blogger may have provoked WikiLeaks' outreach to Donald Trump Jr. https://t.co/FUqXHk5Wzj pic.twitter.com/1XWEAYyez9— Politics Insider (@Politicsinsider) November 15, 2017
Ah yes. We’re going to be hearing a lot about Chuck C Johnson in the near future. Cassandra Fairbanks would be wise to seek a deal even for consideration at sentencing. This house is coming down.— Counterchekist (@counterchekist) November 15, 2017
Fair warning, Cassandra. #OpGhostStories2 #OpBridgeBuster https://t.co/X63JakYyOx
Just a friendly reminder that the GOP wants to raise taxes on the middle class & take health insurance away from millions of Americans so people like Louise Linton and Steve Mnuchin can get a tax cut.
Exclusive: @HillaryClinton tells me @realDonaldTrump threat to prosecute her "such an abuse of power” & "like some dictatorship, like some authoritarian regime"
We honor the memory of Sergey Magnitskiy, who died on November 16, 2009, while in custody in a Moscow prison.
Today is the 8th anniversary of the murder of Sergei Magnitsky by the Russian State. Thank you to all who’ve helped keep his memory alive https://t.co/SL5JDQurzl— Bill Browder (@Billbrowder) November 16, 2017
.@statedeptspox: We honor the memory of Sergey Magnitskiy, who died on November 16, 2009, while in custody in a Moscow prison. https://t.co/X01lrsPizS— Department of State (@StateDept) November 16, 2017
"We believe that President Trump has violated the Constitution, and we've introduced five articles of impeachment."
Why are we fighting massive tax cuts for millionaires, paid for by tax increases on students, teachers, and homeowners, and healthcare cuts for 13 million? Basic fairness, I suppose.
Why are we fighting massive tax cuts for millionaires, paid for by tax increases on students, teachers, and homeowners, and healthcare cuts for 13 million? Basic fairness, I suppose. https://t.co/aARejaoh9m— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) November 16, 2017
Why are Democrats fighting massive tax cuts for the middle class and business (jobs)? The reason: Obstruction and Delay!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2017
Rachel Maddow reports on the no-bid contract the Trump administration gave to a company run by a former KGB colleague of Vladimir Putin to handle the security for the U.S. embassy in Moscow, and notes a pattern of odd Trump overtures to Russia
Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about the resignation of Richard Cordray from the Consumer Financial Protection Board and the kind of person the American people need to replace him.
Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about the consequences for the American middle class if the Republicans are able to pass their their tax/health care bill.
Rachel Maddow relays reports that despite four new women coming forward today with stories of being pursued by Roy Moore as schoolgirls, the Alabama Republican Party is sticking with Roy Moore as their candidate for Senate.
Anna Langthorn, new chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, talks with Rachel Maddow about recent blue victories in her very red state and the momentum she hopes to build with her party.
Rachel Maddow reviews the string of failures by the current Republican Congress which it hopes to break with a new, wildly unpopular tax plan that they have not done a good job of disguising as not being designed to benefit rich people.
Beth Reinhard, Washington Post investigative reporter, talks with Rachel Maddow about two more women describing being sexually pursed as school girls by grown man Roy Moore, including one who was literally called on the phone by Moore at school.