Tuesday, November 21, 2017

This person, with absolutely no real qualifications for the job, is on the cusp of a lifetime appointment to the federal judiciary.

Analysis: A report shows the Senate GOP tax bill ultimately raises taxes on 50 percent of people. That’s a problem.

Trump FCC moving forward with change to TV ownership rules that critics say will benefit Sinclair

Trump cedes Syrian post-war planning to Putin

Google is getting pulled into a fight with Russia over RT and Sputnik

Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers

JUST IN: Kushner worried Mueller's investigation will "get" Trump: report

What Happens If We Lose Net Neutrality? (Explained w Pizza)

What Happens If We Lose Net Neutrality?  (Explained w Pizza)

Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson found in Niger

NEW: National Park gift shop sold wine from Virginia Trump winery

Special Counsel Mueller Probes Jared Kushner’s Contact With Foreign Leaders

DC to rename street outside Russian embassy after murdered Putin opponent



Panel of elite economists: almost no one thinks GOP tax plan will substantially raise GDP.

Donald Trump's science office is a ghost town

Robert Mugabe's resignation marks the an end of an era in Zimbabwe

Jubilation in Zimbabwe as Mugabe steps down

Actuaries warn GOP: Repealing ObamaCare mandate will lead to massive premium increases

Putin’s Strategy of Global Tension

BREAKING: President Trump and President Putin had a phone call this morning which lasted about an hour, according to the White House

It’s time to talk #NetNeutrality at the dinner table. Tell your family to speak up – it’s the only thing that can keep the internet free & fair for all — Chuck Schumer

He’s a Member of Congress. The Kremlin Likes Him so Much It Gave Him a Code Name

Trump: AT&T-Time Warner merger not good for the country

Second federal judge halts Trumps transgender military ban

Trump, commenting on Roy Moore sexual assault allegations: “You don't need someone who's soft on crime like [Doug] Jones.”

The Trump W.H. tried to block public access to visitor logs of 5 federal offices working directly for the president.

Putin informs Trump of outcome of meeting with Syria's Assad

"Let me just tell you Roy Moore denies it—he totally denies it." Donald Trump

The Trump campaign has stopped paying legal bills for Trump Jr. and is setting up a legal defense fund for him and other campaign staffers

Trump’s recklessness is magnifying the military’s political power — and independence

The FCC is planning to introduce a plan that completely repeals #NetNeutrality this week. Here's what you need to know

BREAKING. Trump On Roy Moore race— “we don’t need a liberal democrat in that seat.”


Former Blackwater chief to testify to House panel in Russia inquiry

If we lose net neutrality, you lose the equivalent to the first amendment of the internet and all Americans lose

More U.S. troops have died in war zones this year than in 2016 - first time in 6 years the number of service members killed overseas increased over previous year.

Pres. Trump plans to speak with Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin today, White House says.

Lies, Incoherence and Rage on Tax Cuts

One month before the Trump administration reversed a ban on the import of body parts from African elephants, federal officials quietly loosened restrictions on the importation of heads and hides of lions.

What EPA chief Scott Pruitt promised — and what he’s done

NEW @FEC FILING: @RNC paid $342k in legal fees last month.

BREAKING: President Trump has added to his schedule today a phone call with Vladmir Putin. It is supposedly taking place sometime before noon.

As the FBI Closes In, Trump's Lawyers Are Scrambling to Keep Him Calm

Russia probe: Trump's tweets could be evidence against him, legal experts say

Note to Robert Mueller: Hope Hicks Was Part of the Cover-Up

The Treasury Secretary’s Wife

After years of hostility to @CNN, the Trump Administration's efforts to block AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner, CNN's parent company, should be investigated by Congress.

'UGH!': Zinke's wife's travel caused headaches for Interior staff

Ron Johnson says he’s “encouraged” by cooperation on his tax concerns but slams the “awful rushed process, a desperation to pass anything.”

Russian authorities have confirmed reports of a spike in radioactivity in the air over the Ural Mountains, but source of the "extremely high contamination" remains a mystery

Facebook insiders with detailed knowledge of the company's priorities and operations are increasingly voicing concerns that the tech giant is putting profits ahead of its users' best interests.

Janet Yellen officially submits her resignation from the Fed

New Billboard in NYC

The FBI informant in the Uranium One probe is an ex-lobbyist for a Russian firm

Leading Trump Census pick causes alarm

Mitch McConnell is reportedly set to deliver a memo to the White House that spells out ways the Alabama special election could be delayed, including by applying pressure to Gov. Kay Ivey.

Moscow is set to chart a course for Syria’s future in talks with Iran and Turkey this week

Congress speeds toward shutdown over Dreamers

These are the countries the U.S. accuses of sponsoring terrorism

Rudy Giuliani turns up in Ukraine with pro-Russia official linked to Paul Manafort’s clients

Jared Kushner is constantly keeping the government in the dark about suspicion-arousing information.

Today launching the Swedish Magnitsky Act w/Swedish MP @Arkelsten and others in Stockholm.

JUST IN: Russia's President Putin and President Trump will speak by phone on Wednesday to discuss Syria, says Kremlin

The U.S. government is using Thanksgiving to hide its plans to destroy net neutrality

Retiring GOP lawmaker: Trump is part of the reason I'm not running for re-election

In Rare Visit Outside Syria, Assad Meets Putin to Discuss Political Settlement to Civil War

Ahead of his planned meet with Iranian and Turkish leaders, Putin says he intends to talk with U.S. President Donald Trump, and Middle Eastern leaders on his talk with Assad

Exclusive: A group of U.S. State Department officials accuse Rex Tillerson of violating U.S. law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers.

Meet Paul Ryans Cindy, a single mom who he says gets $700 from the tax bill

Charlie Rose suspended by CBS News after eight women accuse him of sexual misconduct in interviews with Washington Post.

Trump ends program allowing Haitians displaced by massive earthquake to live in US

Time for Republicans to denounce this tax nonsense

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc reaches a $90 million settlement in the sexual harassment scandal at its Fox News Channel involving longtime news chief Roger Ailes and anchor Bill O‘Reilly.

Tide of public opinion turning against Moore in Alabama

Rachel Maddow reports on the strengthening position of Doug Jones, the Democratic challenger to Roy Moore as Moore maintains local party support but suffers rejection by national Republicans and local media.

Trump FCC to revoke net neutrality: Politico

Rachel Maddow relays a Politico report that the FCC will revoke the net neutrality rule that gives everyone equal access to everything online, and will propose a system favored by internet service providers that could change the face of how the internet is used.

Trump moving stealthily to privatize the VA, alarming vets groups

Rachel Maddow relays reports that the Donald Trump White House is looking at the possibility of merging the VA with the private health care system used by the Pentagon.

Mueller turns attention to Justice Department, asks for documents

Paul Rosenzweig, former senior counsel on Ken Starr's investigation, talks with Rachel Maddow about the relationship between Robert Mueller's investigation of Donald Trump and the Justice Department, and the mechanics of Mueller asking the his own department for documents.

Trump ignores Nixon lesson with public pressure on DoJ, Sessions

Rachel Maddow looks at how Richard Nixon's disregard for the independence of the Department of Justice contributed to his downfall, and reports on two fresh instances of Donald Trump appearing to exert improper influence on the DoJ to serve his political ends.

Trump to start paying own legal fees, Junior's tab less clear

Shannon Pettypiece, White House correspondent for Bloomberg News, talks with Rachel Maddow about why the Trump re-election campaign and the RNC have been paying the legal fees of Donald Trump and Trump Jr., and what it means that Trump is now going to be taking some of that on himself.

Kushner's Trump Russia hole deepens, Hicks to testify soon

Rachel Maddow reports on the latest developments in the Trump Russia investigation, including Jared Kushner extending his string of being caught not being honest with investigators, and expectations that Trump assistant Hope Hicks may testify as early as this week.

Trump to close self-dealing charity pending investigation

Rachel Maddow reports that Donald Trump intends to shut down his disgraced eponymous charitable foundation, but can't actually do so while the foundation remains under criminal investigation.

Sex harassment accusations continues to rock media, politics

Rachel Maddow reports on the latest wave of sexual harassment and assault accusations against prominent media and political figures.