Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Rep. Adam Schiff says he's concerned Republicans are working to end the House Russia investigation: "There are a number of steps that Republicans are taking which don't make sense from an investigative point of view and they're a departure from how we operated in the past"

The EPA is canceling the $120,000 “media tracking” contract it recently signed with a Republican opposition-research firm amid questions about the firm’s political work and outrage from lawmakers

Fox News is a political warfare operation that harms American national security. It should be removed from cable services.

Interior reimbursed for Zinke Virgin Island fundraiser, but contributions unaccounted for

Trump ally Chris Christie: Mike Flynn has been cooperating for a while.

Angry parents pull kids from school over Ivanka Trump's surprise visit

Scott Pruitt used public money to have his office swept for hidden listening devices and bought sophisticated biometric locks for additional security

U.S. House OKs tax overhaul, but stumbles on details to prompt re-vote

Jim Clapper Just Nuked the Trump Presidency

Meet Ms. Horseshoe Two examples of Jill Stein coordinating with the far right.

‘It’s your responsibility’: Wolf Blitzer slams Bob Corker for complaining about his ‘totally malicious’ flip-flop questions

We’re going to be cleaning up this kind of sloppy legislating for years to come.

Bob Corker's A Greedy Sniveling Coward

NO, It's not taking TOO LONG! It hasn't even got started yet!

Rep. Rohrabacher tells me he's "an open book" as he leaves Senate Intel interview today. He'll be in House Intel later this week, too

Rubio, Puerto Rico governor spar over tax reform

Pelosi: Few things are more disturbing than hearing GOP cheer for raising taxes for middle-class Americans

NEW from @jctgov - the #GOPTaxScam is a tax hike on 9 million Americans in 2019

JUST IN: Columbia, S.C. to become first US city to ban bump stocks

NEW: Senate parliamentarian has advised she would side with Democrats if they challenged three provisions in the final tax bill that is being debated NOW on the floor. They won't kill the bill if stricken, but House would have to vote again after

JUST IN from @SchneiderG: Democrat wins Va. House seat in recount by single vote; creating 50-50 tie in legislature

JUST IN: Senate Republicans vote to begin final debate on tax bill

Schumer: “Republican colleagues have indicated they intend to schedule votes later today on their final tax bill. They will rue the day they did it.”

BREAKING: House of Representatives passes GOP tax bill, 227-203. It next heads to the Senate.

#BREAKING: Trump admin asks Supreme Court to block undocumented immigrant from having abortion

Two moderates disappoint those who bought their rhetoric

Fox News Under FBI Counterintelligence Investigation


Sen. @MarkWarner says the GOP tax plan is the "worst piece of legislation" he's seen since he's been in the Senate

Two Senate Republicans joined with Democrats to block the confirmation of Trump’s nominee to run the Export-Import Bank

Congress speeds toward final tax votes

Conservatism Can't Survive Donald Trump Intact

One more thing to remember about this tax bill: The tax cut for corporations is permanent. The tax cut for you is temporary. That sounds like a good Democrat commercial in 2018. And it should be.

Enough with this cultural “identity politics” nonsense. Both parties need to focus much more on economic fairness and opportunity for all Americans.

Enough with this cultural “identity politics” nonsense. Both parties need to focus much more on economic fairness and opportunity for all Americans. Beyond Economics: Fears of Cultural Displacement Pushed the White Working Class to Trump

Hi @ChuckGrassley - I'd like to report a senior Republican official colluding with Russia's Marakov, his name is "Chuck Grassley" cc @FBI

In defamation case, Trump offers new twist in Bill Clintons Paula Jones defense

Senate intel committee investigating Jill Stein campaign for possible collusion with the Russians

BOOM! America's most experienced spymaster just torpedoed the SS Trump below the waterline -- with the truth.

Republicans keep on telling voter-fraud fairy tales

Trump admin to take down White House petition website after not responding to any petitions

Welcome to The Trump Family Swamp

The day Republicans have been looking for arrives

GOP tax bill could cost $2.2 trillion: study

The @GOP is about to pass the #GOPTaxScam, which they already admit will need to be fixed with another bill. This is why you follow regular order, hold hearings, interview experts, and include both sides of the aisle to make sure you get it right.

It's been 80 days since Congress let CHIP, the children's health insurance program that insures 9,000,000, expire.

Consumers, especially those who can least afford it, could get screwed by the effects of major media mergers.

You & Putin tried to destroy America. Big mistake.

#1yrago Trump's anti-education Education Secretary owes millions in election fraud fines

Trump’s twitter feed is a goldmine for foreign spies. Here’s some ways they could be interpreting and analyzing it

Leaked memo schooled Tillerson on human rights

Who are we as a country? Time to decide: Sally Yates

West grows wary of China’s influence game - latest instalment of @FT series The Soft Superpower

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemeni rebels says a missile fired over the Saudi capital of Riyadh has been intercepted.

NEW REPORT: Here's a detailed list of every Republican senator who stands to be personally enriched by the real-estate provision slipped into the final bill by Sen. Orrin Hatch. It includes Hatch, and 13 other GOP senators.

Americans are allowing Trump to turn U.S. into Russia, Garry Kasparov warns

Schiff: "To claim that these facts show no evidence of collusion requires a willingness to avoid seeing what is in plain sight, or to credit the self-serving explanations of the same Trump officials who misled the country about these same meetings."

.@AdyBarkan: "We can't allow Donald Trump and his lying and selfish sons to rip families apart, to steal our money, to take our health care away. It's up to us to stand up."

Austria's new chancellor is now Europe’s youngest leader after joining forces with the Freedom Party, founded by neo-Nazis after World War II

Trump Is Bigger Threat than Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin, Germans Believe •

Lawrence on #CorkerKickback in Trump-GOP tax bill

Lawrence O'Donnell explains the "Corker kickback" provision in the Trump-Republican tax bill that enriches Donald Trump and Senator Bob Corker, who could be the key vote on the bill.

Most American Farmers Will Be Hurt by the GOP Tax Bill

All fourteen other security council members voted "Yes". @nikkihaley “in defense of American sovereignty" arguement only further isolates U.S. with nations that were once our staunchest allies.

The Republican Tax Bill Will Send More Jobs Overseas

JUST IN: Yemen's Houthis say have fired a ballistic missile towards Saudi capital Riyadh

JUST IN: Senator Chuck Schumer says there will be a Senate Vote to overturn the FCC's ruling on #NetNeutrality -- Only a simple majority will be required to overturn the ruling.

Analysis: Trump’s tough talk can’t hide the incoherence of his foreign policy

Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating Jill Stein campaign for possible collusion with Russians

Trump privately calling deputy AG a threat to his presidency: report


NYT: Trump's claim that his tax cut plan would cost him a "fortune" is "fake news."

Seating Gorsuch on the Supreme Court is one of Trump’s biggest accomplishments. But Trump, in a fury, talked about rescinding Gorsuch’s nomination

Nerve gas pesticide is being sprayed on our food with the approval of Trump’s EPA — and the president of the NRDC is calling it out

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A New Report Shows Just How Much the Republican Tax Plan Benefits the Richest Americans

A year into the Trump era, White House staff turnover is “off the charts.”

BREAKING: Conservative Judge Alex Kozinski has announced that he is retiring from the U.S. appeals court after accusations of inappropriate sexual conduct / comments.

The Amtrak train that derailed Monday in DuPont, Washington, was traveling 80 mph in a 30 mph zone, according to the NTSB

Senior FBI Official McCabe To Face Closed-Door Grilling From House Lawmakers

Kremlin calls Trump's national security strategy “imperial.”

Mother of U.S. soldier who died during Niger ambush accuses Pentagon of lying to her family about how her son was killed

Graduate Students Escaped Tax Increases, but They Still Feel a Target on Their Backs

NEW: Kaine tried to find out how many Senate sexual harassment settlements have been paid. And Capitol Hill's workplace misconduct office rejected his request (!)

Russia's Putin says ex-Soviet countries threatened by militants: RIA

Following Trump's report, China urges U.S. to accept its rise

Motherboard obtained an internal FCC report shows the Republican narrative on net neutrality is all based on an unsubstantiated lie

The Republican tax plan soaks some of rich Americans — but it does not soak the richest,

Mike Pence postpones Mideast trip until January for Senate tax vote

Elijah Cummings asks Pence that he, in his capacity as head of the Trump transition team , authorize the FBI to produce documents relating to the security clearance application submitted for Michael Flynn, Jr

GOP Pushes Back as Trump’s Lawyer Tries to Stack the Bench

HR McMaster: Russian meddling 'sophisticated subversion'

Puerto Rico governor orders recount of hurricane death toll

"I'm concerned that no job is safe in the Trump administration, particularly in the Justice Department," says former US Attorney Preet Bharara

Debate erupts within HHS about "words to avoid" such as "vulnerable," "diversity" and "entitlement"

“These are people with something to hide”

Ex-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper: Putin "knows how to handle an asset and that's what he's doing with the President."


Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr says his committee is examining Green Party candidate Jill Stein's campaign as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election

Trump team’s meeting with Mueller’s office poised to ratchet up tensions

The #CorkerKickback is just another example of how the #GOPTaxScam is a Frankenstein’s monster of giveaways to special interests – and a reminder of why @SpeakerRyan & @SenateMajLdr are trying so hard to pass this bill before the public learns even more.

John McCain says he's "looking forward" to returning to work

Senate GOP determined to carry out Russia probes despite pressure from Trump to end them

Senator Orrin Hatch Says He Wrote Tax Provision At Center Of Corker Controversy

Congressional complaint office stonewalls on sexual harassment data

Exceptional number of Democratic House challengers await 2018

Rachel Maddow shows a chart of the number of candidates from each party challenging incumbents for a House seat, and the exceptional number of Democrats who are in the running for the 2018 election.

GOP tax bill opponents plan protests to the bitter end

Rachel Maddow reports on protests around the United States against the Republican tax bill, with particular pressure on Maine Senator Susan Collins.

Clash expected as Trump legal team set to meet with Mueller

Sari Horwitz, Justice Department reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about an expected meeting between Donald Trump's legal team and special counsel Robert Mueller and the likely clash over contrasting perspectives on the investigation.

Mueller obtains Trump transition e-mails, Trump team freaks out

Rachel Maddow relays a new report from The Washington Post that members of Robert Mueller's Trump investigation team have said they expect to work well into 2018, bad news for Trump's legal team already freaking out over Mueller obtaining transition e-mails from the GSA.

Republican attack on Mueller Trump investigation falls apart

Rachel Maddow looks at how the Donald Trump campaign was already having contact with Kremlin-connected Russians as the FBI warned them about exactly such outreach, and points out that the texting scandal Republicans have tried to whip up is not actually good for Trump