Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tonight, Alabama voters elected a senator who'll make them proud. And if Democrats can win in Alabama, we can -- and must -- compete everywhere. Onward!

The Coalition of the Decent has spoken again. This is a proud night for Alabama and should send a clear message to GOP leadership: Continue to appease the populist, nationalist movement of Bannon and Trump at your peril.

Doug Jones wins!! In spite of suppression efforts. In spite of Trump. In spite of Bannon. In spite of fear mongering. Virginia, New Jersey, Alabama = trend. See you in 2018 —- in every race in every part of this great nation.

BREAKING: Democrat Doug Jones won election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama in a sharp blow to President Trump that narrows the GOP’s majority in the Senate to two. He beat Roy Moore, a former chief justice of the state Supreme Court who had been accused of sexual misconduct.

Fox just called the race for JONES

Neck to neck

USA Today editorial board: "A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine the shoes of George W. Bush."

Too close to call

JUST IN: Trump lawyer says Mueller's done with White House interviews, probe will end in "a few weeks"

NEW: A fake document purporting to show allegations of sexual harassment against Chuck Schumer was shared with reporters. Schumer has gone to the police

President Trump winds up to make his final pitch on tax reform to the American people on Wednesday

NEW: 100+ members of the House now demanding investigation into Trump’s sexual misconduct!

#BREAKING: Two FBI agents assigned to the Russia investigation exchanged text messages referring to Trump as an "idiot"

If Doug Jones wins tonight, it will be despite racist laws written to make it harder for Americans to vote.

GOP Rep. Accused of Raping 17-Year-Old Sings Hymn Before Declaring: 'No Reason I Would Resign'

Take a look at this map with 53% reporting...there is a lot of blue to come in and the red that we are waiting on has low voter turnout.

Trump Ex-Im Bank nominee will likely be blocked

Poll: "Idiot" most common word used to describe Trump

Trump objects to Russia provisions as he signs $700 billion defense bill

This week, the GOP Senate will vote on Steven Grasz, Donny Willett, & James Ho to sit on the federal courts of appeals. The records of all 3 nominees show that they will favor powerful interests over workers, women, LGBTQ individuals, people of color, & religious minorities.

NATO extends Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg's tenure for two more years.

JUST IN: Congressional Republicans in advanced talks to reduce the tax rate for top earners to 37 percent as part of final tax bill

Sarah Sanders repeatedly attacks Gillibrand as controlled by her campaign contributors. From the WH podium.

JUST IN: Footage shows Trump with some sexual misconduct accusers after he claimed he "never met" them

Uh Oh Donnie Two Scoops...yer friends are getting indicted... Seven Members and Associates of the Gambino and Bonanno Crime Families Indicted for Racketeering and Related Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 12, 2017 
Seven Members and Associates of the Gambino and Bonanno Crime Families Indicted for Racketeering and Related Charges Defendants Charged with Drug Trafficking, Loansharking, Gambling and Obstruction Offenses
Earlier today, in federal court in Central Islip, New York, a 13-count superseding indictment was unsealed charging six members and associates of the Gambino organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra and a member of the Bonanno organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra with racketeering conspiracy, including predicate acts of loansharking, operating illegal gambling businesses, narcotics distribution conspiracy and obstruction of justice conspiracy. The superseding indictment relates to the defendants’ alleged criminal activities on Long Island, in Brooklyn, and elsewhere between January 2014 and December 2017. The defendants – John “Johnny Boy” Ambrosio, an acting captain in the Gambino family, Frank “Frankie Boy” Salerno, a soldier in the Bonanno family, and Thomas Anzaone, Alessandro “Sandro” Damelio, Joseph Durso, Anthony Rodolico and Anthony Saladino, associates of the Gambino family, were arrested earlier today and are scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Gary R. Brown in federal court in Central Islip
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The #GOPTaxScam is an assault on our #cleanenergy industries. Here’s our letter demanding removal of the provisions that would threaten thousands of blue-collar jobs

BREAKING: GOP tax bill would include 21% corporate rate, start in 2018 - sources

BREAKING: Dutch subsidiary of Russia's Alfa Bank raided for money laundering

Dutch subsidiary of Russia's Alfa Bank owned by billionaire Mikhail Fridman raided in money laundering investigation

"When you hear autocrats using the term 'fake news' to describe events that reflect poorly on their regimes, that doesn't cause concern here?"

White House on President Trump's tweet about Sen. Gillibrand: "There's no way that this is sexist at all, this is simply talking about a system that we have that is broken"

BREAKING: The nation's actuaries: Alexander-Murray does nothing to offset premium increases from repeal of the individual mandate, as @SenatorCollins claims.

Trump lashing out at Kirsten Gillibrand reveals he is ‘caged animal’ gripped by fear: Dan Rather

Police in Alabama showing up at voting places checking people for outstanding warrants.

Exclusive: Grassley urges Trump to reconsider controversial judicial picks

President Trump ignores question from @Acosta on what the president meant when he tweeted that Sen. Gillibrand would do anything for a campaign contribution.

Europe's five biggest economies have warned the Trump administration that its tax plan may violate international trade rules

.@SenSchumer calls Pres. Trump's tweet on Kirsten Gillibrand "nasty" and "unbecoming of a president."

Rep. Joaquin Castro: For the sake of the nation, Trump should resign.

SC Mueller’s team has interviewed Sally Yates about her meetings with White House officials re her concerns about Trump's then NSA Mike Flynn

Here’s a photo I found of Senator Lindsey Graham & Alan Dershowitz with a Putin-linked billionaire who made his fortune off Russian oil. He gave Senator Graham’s super PAC $800,000. He also gave McConnell $2.5M, Rubio $1.5M, Scott Walker $1.1M, Kasich $250K & McCain $200K.

Russian gov’t officials openly talking about using bitcoin to evade sanctions. https://t.co/nFdknzCjJG — Bill Browder

“Women don’t need new gatekeepers online.”

Alabama Supreme Court blocks judge's order to not destroy voting records in Senate election


BREAKING: In the middle of the night, Republicans quietly inserted an obscure line into the tax bill that would personally enrich a handful of top GOP lawmakers

Paul vows to vote against budget bill that adds to deficit after voting for deficit-hiking tax bill

White House hides troop numbers in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan

Sen. Mazie Hirono on President Trump: "He’s a misogynist and admitted sexual predator and a liar. The only thing that will stop him from attacking us, because nobody is safe, is his resignation.”

The President of the United States needs to resign. — Ted Lieu

#BREAKING: Dem introduces bill demanding Congress investigate sexual harassment allegations against Trump


More than 50 Democratic congresswomen are calling on the House Oversight Committee to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump. How about some @GOP congresswomen standing up?

Imagine if your service provider could stop you from ordering Domino’s online — by slowing down your connection or crashing your browser — because Pizza Hut is paying them.

#SESTA is widely supported by anti-trafficking groups, law enforcement, and most importantly, the victims of trafficking who deserve their voices to be heard:

BREAKING: Senate Democrats call on HHS to extend ACA open enrollment. With demand outpacing last year, cutting off enrollment now will leave millions without coverage.

Why Melania, Ivanka & Jared's mayoral election votes didn't count: Melania forgot to sign her ballot envelope; Ivanka mailed hers too late; Jared never mailed his at all. Also...President Trump got his own birthday wrong?

I am a victim of voter suppression

Alabama was one of the 21 states confirmed as a target of Russian election hackers in 2016

Still is

Sanders, Merkley, Booker, Gillibrand, Wyden, and Hirono have called on Trump to resign. McConnell, Collins, and Murkowski (who called on Franken to resign) have not. Isn't it fair to ask them why not?

.@realDonaldTrump: I call on you to issue an apology to @SenGillibrand immediately, take down this tweet, halt your efforts to silence women who speak out, and stop degrading the Office of the Presidency.”

Trump’s new ambassador to the Czech Republic [and longtime booster of Paul Ryan] beat & kidnapped a woman as part of the Watergate cover-up. Not one Senator questioned him about during his confirmation hearing

PolitiFact’s 2017 Lie of the Year: Russian election interference is a ‘made-up story’

Gillibrand: "It was a sexist smear attempting to silence my voice, and I will not be silenced on this issue; neither will the women who stood up to the president yesterday."

Lol. Someone is worried this morning.... He should be.

Ajit Pai offers no data for latest claim that net neutrality hurt small ISPs

An Alabama pastor speaks out against Roy Moore: “We’ve been manipulated into thinking that if you’re a Christian, you vote Republican.”

Trump's tweets: ”Everything which is published from his authorised Twitter account is perceived by Moscow as his official statement."

Founding fathers of the internet demand Congress stop FCC from repealing net neutrality

Sarah Sanders sent me the list of "eyewitnesses" that the White House says exonerates Trump. It's something

This was the lawsuit we filed last December on the FBI agents in New York, Rudy Giuliani and Erik Prince


Donald Trump tells Alabama to vote for accused child molester Roy Moore because opponent Doug Jones is 'pro-abortion'

Allowing criminal misconduct to potentially affect a FCC vote on an issue as important as net neutrality makes a mockery of our democratic process. Did hackers or a foreign power affect

"In filling out the SF-86 form." The email says that Sessions' assistant claims to have spoken with FBI agent in December during the background investigation. But Session completed the form on Nov. 3.

Warning from Trump's alma mater

JUST IN: Sen. Gillibrand responds to Pres. Trump: “You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office.”

America Is Heading for an Unprecedented Constitutional Crisis

The enduring theme of the Trump-Russia investigation is that, when facing questions related to Russia, Team Trump answers with lies — sometimes layers and layers of them.

An Obama-era regulation was designed to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges and from repaying loans to scam universities. Congressional Republicans are dismantling it

This powerful story reminds us that turning our backs on DREAMers is inmoral, inhumane makes no sense for our economy and is Un-American.

Trump off on another unhinged tweetstorm today

Military to hold air drill over DC region Tuesday

Kamala Harris: We Need Your Help Fighting for Net Neutrality

‘Father Of The Internet’ Skewers FCC: ‘You Don’t Understand How The Internet Works’

Trump's legal team tells Axios that they wants an additional special counsel named to investigate the investigators. The new demand was apparently prompted by a Fox News article

Wilbur Ross "pulled off the deal of the century" when he sold his stake in the Bank of Ireland in 2014. A new European Parliament report accuses him of possible insider trading

Roy Moore Emerges From Hiding for Election Eve Rally, and Good Lord, Was It Weird

‼️ Red Alert, Alabama!

Tweet of a guilty man?

The White House, run by the President who came to political prominence by promoting the lie that the first African-American President was born in Africa, is finding time to take issue with those who, he says, mislead people

Former NBA player Charles Barkley says he is "nervous, nervous" about the Alabama Senate race: "I can't believe we're in this situation where the people of Alabama are going to turn a blind eye to all the accusations, all the rhetoric, all the racist B.S."

I’m Not Convinced Franken Should Quit


Hours after an attempted terrorist attack in Port Authority, Times Square is back running ads to impeach Trump.

Trumps push to cut federal jobs has modest impact, mostly in defense

59 female Democrats in Congress are asking the House Oversight Committee to investigate alleged sexual misconduct by President Trump. They support a group of women who say they were abused by Mr. Trump years ago. @MajorCBS reports https://t.co/iog7IsnqbB pic.twitter.com/1ahyf99RQL

‘Gorging on the corpse of Lady Liberty’: Stephen Colbert hilariously mocks #FoxNews host Jeanine Pirro’s unhinged rant

“I am begging you to call, text your friends. At some point we got to draw the line in the Sand.”

Russian propagandists are pushing for Roy Moore to win. Kremlin-linked trolls have also joined Trump and Fox News in targeting the FBI

DSA organizer in Alabama says she won’t vote for Jones because he’s not for Medicare for All, not for $15 min wage, ran bad ads that didn’t respect black voters enough.


The depth of this scandal has brought about the largest coordinated law enforcement operation in history. Hundreds of people are under active investigation for #KremlinGate. It’ll be shocking when it all comes out.

The Republican Party is ready to serve as an accomplice to obstruction of justice

Trump officials were warned about Mike Flynn at least 6 separate times before firing him — and at least 3 times before hiring him in the first place

So it appears the Port Authority terrorist was from Bangladesh, a country not on Trump’s travel ban, and had been here 7 years. In other words, he was radicalized in US. This is the real risk we face—and Trump’s anti-Muslim talk increases the danger.

Iran is ready to back Palestinian forces, Revolutionary Guards commander says

Goldman Sachs warns that the U.S. might really leave Nafta

Germany accused China of using LinkedIn and other social media sites to infiltrate the German government, a charge that the Chinese government promptly denied

Australia too

The Trump administration’s tax ‘report’ reads like fan fiction

Pence Stays Silent on Alabama's Moore in Rare Break From Trump

Inside Trumps legal team: Trying to protect the president from Muellers killers

Voters head to polls in Alabama race with high stakes for Trump

Condoleezza Rice on Alabama Senate race

JUST IN: San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee has died age 65

Why No One Knows What Will Happen in Alabama

Top Dem: CDC director's investments block her from working on major health issues

Trump Accused of Rape or Attempted Rape? Allegations Include a Child, His Wife and a Business Associat

What Roy Moore tells us about the Republican Party

Steve Bannon Cheers as GOP Tax Plan Pours SALT in Wounds

Wait till we find out what Russia's been doing with bitcoin

Where the Alabama Senate candidates stand on eight key issues

Russia says there's no reason for Bashar al-Assad to give up leadership of Syria

Are you ready for election day? Make sure you have a plan to vote by having your voter ID, knowing your rights, and using your vote. Learn more — ACLU of Alabama

A hairline crack in a key oil pipeline is sending ripples through the world's crude markets

Video: How Trump became a vocal cheerleader for Roy Moore

Trump administration is trying to argue that young Americans do not have a Constitutional right to a stable climate

Lindsey Graham: Moore winning would be the "gift that keeps on giving" for Democrats

The willingness of Trump administration officials to lie about key aspects of their agenda is unlike anything I've ever seen before.

Alabama Has A New State Creed: Molestation Is Fine As Long As She's Not Mine.

This is nuts.

Remember when Trump said "pregnancy is an inconvenience for a business" and that pregnant women "should feel nervous" about getting replaced?

Exhausted staffers making errors in GOP tax bill: report

Trump should not be permitted to appoint any more Judges to the courts until the Mueller investigation is over. He is simply appointing people who will side with him when he's charged with crimes