Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Senate lawmakers strike deal to free dozens of large banks from rigorous post-crisis rules

The Roy Moore/Steve Bannon rally tonight is now open to public after 'liberals' gobbled up all the tickets online

LISTEN: Rep. John Conyers is stepping down over sexual harassment allegations. But what about other accused politicians?

Trump's Jerusalem Decision: Palestinians Declare Three 'Days of Rage' Across West Bank; Arab World Outraged read more:

GOP lawmaker rips FBI: They've had a "really bad last 18 months"

Country over Party

Donald Trump Jr. asked Russian lawyer for info on Clinton Foundation

NEW: The Democratic senator, a member of the committee, sent a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Tuesday asking him to "immediately issue a subpoena for public testimony and documents from Donald Trump, Jr."

UK judge issues blistering ruling in my favor against Russian bankruptcy liquidator in Magnitsky case. Russian side to pay me and others £1.6M

Tell Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell to pass legislation protecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller and to reject any preemptive pardons for his targets

NYT now reporting that Sean Spicer received KT McFarland's Dec. 29 email about Flynn's call w/ Kislyak on sanctions.

Analysis: Trump’s tax plan is still even less popular than Trump

NEW from Jay Sekulow, president’s personal attorney: “no subpoena has been issued or received” by Deutsche Bank, citing bank “and other sources”

Jay Sekulow tells New Yorker that collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, even if it did take place, wouldn’t be illegal

WATCH LIVE: Pres. Obama speaks at climate summit in Chicago

Senate Investigators Confirm They Will Soon Grill Donald Trump Jr. on Russia Ties

What the #GOPTaxScam is really about: a vast cycle of corruption rigged for the richest and most powerful Americans.

Democrats place a hold on the nomination of KT McFarland to be ambassador to Singapore

Lawyers: Trump too busy to face woman’s defamation lawsuit

Fed's Evans Questions March Toward Higher Interest Rates

The anti-Trump Republicans can cripple the GOP

Trump Informs Abbas, Jordan's Abdullah He Intends to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem read more: https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/1.826990

U.S. to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Trump Says, Alarming Middle East Leaders

JUST IN: NAACP says President Trump should not attend grand opening of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Pence secretly offered to replace Trump after "Access Hollywood" tape leaked: report

Breaking News: Russia has been barred from the 2018 Winter Games for systematic doping. It’s a punishment without precedent in Olympic history


Russia banned from 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang

How the Kremlin Tried to Pose as American News Sites on Twitter

Schiff reveals that Republicans on House Intel refused to subpoena Deutsche Bank for Trump Organization financial records. He says it's a "troubling double-standard" bc Rs sent subpoenas for Fusion GPS bank records

JUST IN: US issues travel warning for Jerusalem, West Bank ahead of Trump embassy decision

Tax bill protesters facing arrest on Capitol Hill again. Big sit-in on the Cannon House office building.

This is a plea to lDonald Trump from the people of America

Will American democracy survive Donald Trump? Here are 4 possible scenarios from my book, The Despot’s Apprentice—ranging from the mildly optimistic to the catastrophic

Trump Associate Felix Sater Selling His $2.5M Long Island Manse

Trump's "100 percent-pro America" tax plan is actually a huge gift to offshorers

What actually shuts down during a U.S. government shutdown

Mike Pence and Reince Priebus Contemplated a Coup to Replace Trump on Ticket Following Access Hollywood Tape

GOP bill would eliminate student loan forgiveness for those who enter public service

President Trump's Russia defense is in disarray | Analysis by CNN's Stephen Collinson

Shame on Hatch

BREAKING: Arab League says US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel would amount to an 'aggression against the Arab nation'

Democrats question GOP commitment to Senate's Russia inquiry

Bruce Springsteen sings "Robert Mueller's Comin' to Town"

Opinion: Republicans are coming for your benefits

@SenBlumenthal says that Paul Manafort is “demonstrating CONTEMPT for the COURT. He faces *80 years* in prison “

Female ex-staffer: GOP lawmaker "blackballed" me from politics after I accused him of sexual harassment

Susan Collins says she believes the Trump tax cuts will lower the debt, because Hubbard, Lindsey and Holtz-Eakin told her.

It’s time to ask every Republican this question about Trump and Mueller

Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea Sends Donald Trump’s Lawyers Scrambling

@RepAdamSchiff says Trump *can* be charged with Obstruction O fJustice and says that Trump "is no more above the law than any other American"‼️

Trump’s Threat to Take Down the GOP Still Stands

Colorado becomes first in the nation to secure election system with uniform paper ballot voting system and regular ‘risk limiting audits’ of statewide elections.

Poll: Voters in vulnerable GOP districts oppose tax bill

HERE WE GO! Deutsche Bank received a subpoena from Robert Mueller on Donald Trump’s accounts

Why did Pence go to court to hide his emails, the emails he sent WHILE IN OFFICE in Indiana?

Why the tax bill passed the Senate but Obamacare repeal failed

Pence pleads ignorance as Russia probe deepens

The 10 Events You Need To Know To Understand The Michael Flynn Story

Kushner firm’s $285 million Deutsche Bank loan came just before Election Day

Deutsche Bank Received Subpoena on Client Trump

FBI: Agent assaulted while investigating threats against Jewish sites

Dollar stalls as next step in US tax reform awaited, Antipodeans advance

The man who is third in the line of succession to the presidency thinks child molestation is fine if it happened a long time ago

Absolutely TERRIFYING Trump is trying to green light his own intelligence agency with Pompeo’s blessing. And yes of COURSE it involves Eric Prince & Ollie North.

Opinion: Chuck Grassley just made the case for class war

Dianne Feinstein requests even more Russia-related docs today from Trump aides, all involving Putin ally Alexander Torshin

How Trump learned to love the Koch brothers

Goldman Sachs: GOP tax bill could have negative impact on US economy

Thousands turned out to protest Trump's move to scale back two national monuments in Utah. Read more about it here:

Americans were protesting outside of @repbrianfitz office on Capitol Hill today to protest the #TaxScamBill by demonstrating a sit-in. Patriots. ❤️๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Over 2,000 people are marching in Chicago's financial district to protest Trump & the GOP's tax plan

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher to testify before Intelligence Committee about Julian Assange meeting

National Monuments belong to the people of this country, with whom they are overwhelmingly popular. Donald Trump has neither legal authority nor popular support for these attacks on public lands.

If 2016 was a scream from working families, this bill means GOP just bought earplugs. Unless you're a lobbyist.

State Department warns of violence ahead of Trump Jerusalem decision

Republicans Will Cut Social Security & Medicare For Poor & Elderly To Pay For Their Tax Plan That Gives to the Rich

“Trump owed Deutsche Bank about $300 million from his real estate dealings before moving into the White House.”

New Doug Jones digital ad features Alabamians who say Roy Moore would threaten the state's business climate: "It's not just that he's embarrassing—Roy Moore is bad for business."

Trump rolling back Obama-era rule banning restaurants from pooling employer tips

I uncovered these records that reveal Trump didn’t always hate the FBI. So what’s changed? Oh, his treason.

A dangerous tax bill that could bring ruin

White House offers conflicting stories on firing Flynn for lies

Carol Leonnig, reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about what Donald Trump knew about Mike Flynn's lies to the FBI, when he knew it and who told him as different versions are being put forth by different players in the case.

Protesters out in droves objecting to Republican tax bill

Rachel Maddow looks at protests across the United States against the Republican tax bill, recognized widely as a giveaway to corporations and rich people at the expense of middle class Americans.

Trump team turns to specious legal arguments as pressure builds

Bob Bauer, former White House counsel, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's legal jeopardy in the Russia scandal, and whether Trump has it within his power to make the Robert Mueller and the Trump Russia investigation go away.

Trump lawyers change defense on collusion and obstruction

Rachel Maddow points out that Donald Trump's lawyers' arguments about Trump's legal liability in the Russia scandal have changed from denying Trump's actions to excusing them as not illegal. Also noted is that Mike Pence's lies about Mike Flynn need a new explanation.

News gods signal busy holiday season

Rachel Maddow notes that the news in between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be quiet as audiences and newsmakers are distracted by the holidays. This year that does not appear to be the case, however.